Consistent Traffic, How To Monetize?

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Hey warriors,

I identified my most popular posts (getting the most traffic from Google), and made a note of the average time on those pages (4 minutes or so). These people must be reading the entire article. Why not endorse a related clickbank product at the end of these posts?

It worked in the sense that I'm sending over hops on a regular basis, however, I'm not getting any conversions.

Maybe understanding Clickbank's analytics will help me.

I don't understand this chart:


Is that the total amount of hops I've sent to each vendor, lifetime, or is that this week, month, etc?

My "Pretty Link" plugin in wordpress says I've sent drastically more clicks. However, "Pretty Link" is lifetime, and that clickbank chart could be weekly, monthly, yearly. I'm not sure.

I'm aware that the best way to make long term money is to build a list. However, I thought if I could at least make a sale or two every couple of weeks I'd really be super motivated.

Also, I'm not sure which strategy for listbuilding is best.

My blog is a pretty big topic (muscle building). There are a range of products I promote.

Would I build a different list, on the same blog, for each product I promote? Creating a follow-up sequence, designed to sell only that product? This sounds like a lot of management to have a different list for every single product I promote.

Alternatively, would I create one central list that covers the main topic (muscle building) and promote multiple products in that follow-up sequence? (This is the method I see most people doing).

Here are some other ideas I've come up with that might increase conversions:
  • Instead of inserting my clickbank link, at the end of my post, link over to a pre-sell page, I would get less hops, but the hops I do get would be more qualified
  • Create bonuses for each product I recommend
  • Target clickbank product names, write a review (competitive, but I'm sure I can rank for something)
  • Welcome to any more suggestions, thanks a lot warriors

Thanks in advance
#consistent #monetize #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author pavster
    Looking forward to the answer to this as I have the same problem, plenty of clicks and no conversions for one of my offers that I am promoting
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  • Profile picture of the author anthmyers
    Hey pavster,

    Plenty of people can't even get traffic/clicks. So we're more than halfway there, right?

    I think if we take this thing 1 hurdle at a time we'll get to where we want to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Hmmm..... maybe you need to change the content for increasing sales and improving CR (convertion rate).
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Change the affiliate products. You might not be choosing the high-converting products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    If you can link us to your site where you are promoting that offer so we could help you better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    choose the right products and also, make sure its targeted traffic which in your case i think it is. Products new products too most likely.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavster
    Thanks for the response guys. I promoted 2 affiliate products:
    1. Chris Farrell membership (CFM) which I am a member of, about 6 moinths ago I used solo ads (including from WF) ads on craigslist/facebook etc built my list to 106, out of which 45 have unsubscribed. Not one conversion. Squeeze page and auto-responder sequence all from CFM, so it has been professionally done and with a free gift on how to build youtr website. I am still promoting via free methods (due to lack of funds!) and not one sign up lately. Maybe its over saturated?
    2. Direcory of ezines - took out solo ad, got 1400 clicks, 60 went onto sales page and no conversions.
    Since they were solo ads, then it must have been targeted traffic right?
    I also promote both via my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavster
    Forgot to mention that I promoted 'how to write an kindle ebook' almost exclusively on Craiglist and I was getting a few sign ups a day, however not one of them confirmed their opt-in. They can't be freebie seekers since the free ebook is not delivered until optin is confirmed. This has happened around 30 times so far and I am at a loss to understand why?

    Is there anyway that I could be notified when someone replies to one of my posts?
    I will leave this page open to check for replies. Apologises but I am new here on the forum, even though my join date shows as 2011, I haven't participated until a month ago
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    I would focus on the pages related to cgcintl and 1ruckas - Its always good to see order form impressions and a good sign that if you get more visits you will make sales

    Create more posts at the traffic source linking to more pages related to the subject - if that makes any sense?

    List building can take time and a lot of hard work - in the long term its better but I would focus on what you are doing right now first. One step at a time

    Good luck - your are close
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    If i were you, i would focus on one main product to promote first...write more content about the product and see if it converts...

    Then move on to the other product...in this way you will not lose you focus too. By having too many products on your sites make your user hard to make a decision...If you have only 1 product, it is more likely to convert

    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author anthmyers
      Originally Posted by owenlee View Post

      If i were you, i would focus on one main product to promote first...write more content about the product and see if it converts...

      Then move on to the other product...in this way you will not lose you focus too. By having too many products on your sites make your user hard to make a decision...If you have only 1 product, it is more likely to convert

      Hope this helps
      I appreciate this advice, however these people are only seeing 1 product recommendation, so they shouldn't be confused by multiple recommendations.

      They are coming from Google. They do a search, for example "how much vitamin c do I need?

      They find my article.

      Then at the end of the article I would have a link for a vitamin c supplement.

      Most of these people never see the other articles that recommend other products.

      Does that make sense?
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