My Experience Promoting Clickbank Affiliate Products so far...

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Okay so about 8 weeks ago I started up a website promoting an affilate product from clickbank and in less than 1 week i started making sales which was awesome. So far i've made 900$ and I'm getting 100-150 visitors to my website per day. I earn roughly between 70-100$ on commissions and each time i make a sale, not every day unfortunately but I'm looking for ways to to encourage visitors to make a purchase on my site. At the moment, the only online marketing i'm doing is writing articles for my blog and submitting them to ezine articles and hub pages. This is great for getting traffic and i'm fortunate to be positioned number 1 for a keyword that gets 22,000 global searches each month. I have set up an aweber account and placed an opt-in form but very few people have subscribed yet. I'm quite happy with the product review on my site but would love to make more sales, "who wouldn't right"?

Here is what i have done so far to try increase the number of traffic to my site:

Each time i write an article (I write 2 a day) I Submit them to social bookmarking sites, such as digg, stumbleupon,delicious,fark,twitter,pinterest and reditt. And of course I always link the article back to my site.

This is pretty much all i'm doing, I not a fan of video marketing but right now i'm looking for ways to add more people to my list. Is there any way I can send out a bulk email to people who are interested in my niche so they don't actually need to fill out the form on my site?

I do some blog commenting but it can be quite boring and don't have the money to outsource at the moment. but definitely will as soon as i make more sales.

Anybody have advice on what I can do to encourage visitors to purchase the product i'm promoting? Really appreciate it.

Thanks alot!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

    Anybody have advice on what I can do to encourage visitors to purchase the product i'm promoting?
    Well done - and good luck for keeping it going and improving it all. You've already done considerably better than most people ever manage.

    At this point, in your position, I would be concentrating on ways to encourage visitors to opt in, not to buy. As is true of many others here, my ClickBank sales really increased significantly when I stopped trying to sell them "off the page" and concentrated instead on all the list-building aspects of what I was doing.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7647187

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6123982
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  • Profile picture of the author Tess D
    Congratulations on your success so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    You're ranked number 1 for a keyword with 22,000 searches a month after two months from doing 'some blog commenting'? Difficult to believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
      Originally Posted by Charlie Livingston View Post

      You're ranked number 1 for a keyword with 22,000 searches a month after two months from doing 'some blog commenting'? Difficult to believe.
      Why?

      With the correct blog commenting links you can rank for that in a week..
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin012
      Charlie, my sites 1st position in Google for a keyword that gets the following
      Global Monthly Searches:

      6,600 Exact
      40,500 Broad
      14,800 Phrase

      I guess I was one of the luck ones to purchase an available domain name with this exact keyword in the exact keyword in the url, Title,description and spread through the body of the content. It's easy to rank if you your site with a couple of articles submitted to high pr article directories --> followed by basic blog commenting --> social bookmarking submissions.
      Difficult to believe.
      It's only difficult to believe if you don't take action, but if you do take action and believe, it's easier to achieve!
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      • Profile picture of the author bss2t
        Also, track different offers to see which converts at a higher rate...the difference in a few percentage points difference in conversion between offers will be a big difference, after a year with that kind of traffic.

        Good job so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Difficult to believe or not, he did mention he was writing articles and submitting them to places. It was like the main deal. But you can gloss over that information if you want.

    I can give you a tip that will increase your opt-in rate. Just give away something that will make your subscribers happy. Ask yourself what they really want, and then create a pdf around it that delivers on the promise. Then ask them to opt in to get it. Easy peasy.

    The days of people opt-ing in just for kicks are pretty much over. There has to be something in it for them. Even then don't expect super impressive numbers. The impressive number will be the size of your list in one year and the income you an make off a couple emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author mamadou douka
    Mamadou say if you can write 2 articles a day you can probably come up with a good report for your niche and just use that.In Mamadou's opinion don't try that subscribe to my news later stuff ,get them to opt in by giving away a good report ,focus you attention on that and then you will have what every marketer is running behind :A LIST .Your start in this industry needs to be in the record book ,keep at it.
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    • Profile picture of the author JoeMack
      Originally Posted by mamadou douka View Post

      Mamadou say if you can write 2 articles a day you can probably come up with a good report for your niche and just use that.In Mamadou's opinion don't try that subscribe to my news later stuff ,get them to opt in by giving away a good report ,focus you attention on that and then you will have what every marketer is running behind :A LIST .Your start in this industry needs to be in the record book ,keep at it.
      JoeMack agrees. JoeMack also thinks you may consider outsourcing some to all of your article marketing efforts.


      JoeMack


      P.S. JoeMack says keep up the good work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Mamadou is right. You can create that freebie in no time at all. Just have to get it right. You might not get it right the first time, so be prepared for that. That's why you measure your optin rate vs your traffic. But he did totally freak me out by referring to himself in the third person. Just saying.

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  • Profile picture of the author hsbinmarket
    Encouraging performance!! Keep going.
    Hope for the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    A trick to get more opt-ins to your list is to offer free videos (you can buy PLR or MRR videos on different topics at Tradebit or even on Fiverr) to reward people for subscribing. You will get more opt-ins than you would by offering a free eBook (sooooo 2007).

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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

      I can give you a tip that will increase your opt-in rate. Just give away something that will make your subscribers happy. Ask yourself what they really want, and then create a pdf around it that delivers on the promise. Then ask them to opt in to get it. Easy peasy.

      The days of people opt-ing in just for kicks are pretty much over. There has to be something in it for them. Even then don't expect super impressive numbers. The impressive number will be the size of your list in one year and the income you an make off a couple emails.
      Giving away free stuff will increase opt ins but can also lead to a less responsive list because you get many people who just saw there was something available for free and decided to opt in to get it and that only. They might not be interested in receiving any follow up emails from you or open them.

      It's better when people opt in solely because they loved your content so much and didn't want to miss it or wanted more of it. That's what's in it for them...you have incredible content they don't want to miss.

      You don't HAVE to give away free ebooks, videos or anything else if your content is epic. People will opt in to get more of it when that's the case.

      A big list isn't always the best. Smaller but more responsive lists filled with people who WANTED to be on your list rather than those who were bribed to be on it (or didn't really want to be on it and just wanted something free) are usually better.

      The small number of responsive subs who wanted to be on your list will make most of the sales anyway.

      Originally Posted by Justin012 View Post

      I guess I was one of the luck ones to purchase an available domain name with this exact keyword in the exact keyword in the url, Title,description and spread through the body of the content. It's easy to rank if you your site with a couple of articles submitted to high pr article directories --> followed by basic blog commenting --> social bookmarking submissions.


      It's only difficult to believe if you don't take action, but if you do take action and believe, it's easier to achieve!
      Keyword in EMD has little benefit these days, if any at all. And adding KWs to title, description and in content is standard and what pretty much everybody does.

      Doing some basic posting to article directories (BTW their high PR means nothing really), blog commenting and social bookmarking isn't going to get most people straight onto the first page and making sales.

      You got lucky and you might find if your site is brand new it will be ranking their for a short while but Google will soon decide where it really belongs and put it further down the results so I wouldn't get too cocky.

      In my experience your ranking is unlikely to stick assuming you have some competition which I guess you must for a product with over 6,000 local search every month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Justin,

    Interesting post. Are you saying each day that you put the 2 articles you write on your blog, then submit to ezinearticles/hubpages and after that you bookmark to the blog as well as the 2 places you submitted the articles? Are the articles on your site reviews or are they informational that then point to the review? Nice work.

    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Anybody have advice on what I can do to encourage visitors to purchase the product i'm promoting?


    You can do many things to drive more traffic to your website, but they are time consuming or expensive.

    A simple thing that will surely help you is a Facebook fan page. You should post there your articles’ links. A Facebook fan page is like a mini-site. You should update it frequently, the same way you post your articles to social networking sites.






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  • Profile picture of the author jboykin
    Good job brother. But what you really need to do is make a quality give away for people to sign up to your newsletter. Its really simple to make a free report, buying guide, or even buy a PLR ebook to give away, just make sure its simple and valuable to your visitors will want it and sign up to get it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by jboykin View Post

      Good job brother. But what you really need to do is make a quality give away for people to sign up to your newsletter. Its really simple to make a free report, buying guide, or even buy a PLR ebook to give away, just make sure its simple and valuable to your visitors will want it and sign up to get it.
      Giving away PLR isn't usually a wise move and if his content is already great and loved by his visitors he doesn't have to bribe them with anything to get them on his list, they'll opt in because they don't want to miss out on any of his content.

      Giving away free ebooks isn't always necessary.
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    • Profile picture of the author PazG
      Offering a freebie on the squeeze page seems to be the 'done' thing. However, all of my squeeze pages convert at 50%+ without any mention of a freebie. I think that it all depends on the headline, and don't forget that the aesthetics of your squeeze page plays a massive role as well.

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      Originally Posted by jboykin View Post

      Good job brother. But what you really need to do is make a quality give away for people to sign up to your newsletter. Its really simple to make a free report, buying guide, or even buy a PLR ebook to give away, just make sure its simple and valuable to your visitors will want it and sign up to get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mariof
    Write an article or swim with bull sharks? What a hard decision.... Congrats to you for that type of success. Build a squeeze page and try banner and ppc ads that would be my next step.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
      Do Ezine articles and HubPages let you submit the review you have written on your blog directly onto their platforms, no questions asked?

      I thought they wanted original content.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Nathan251 View Post

        Do Ezine articles and HubPages let you submit the review you have written on your blog directly onto their platforms, no questions asked?
        Ezine Articles does (it's an article directory - they don't require unique content).

        HubPages, I think, doesn't allow that - don't they require unique content? They did the last time I looked. Of course, that's a totally different sort of site and serves a totally different purpose from article directories, anyway. (It's not a site I'd ever dream of using, myself, so my information about that one might be out of date, I suppose! ).

        Originally Posted by Nathan251 View Post

        I thought they wanted original content.
        I think you mean "unique content", Nathan? ("Original content" is something very different.) No, Ezine Articles certainly doesn't expect that. They specifically invite their authors to submit articles already published elsewhere. (They even give them some free software to enable them to do exactly that).

        Explained in detail in this post: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8098675
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        • Profile picture of the author Nathan251
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          They specifically invite their authors to submit articles already published elsewhere. (They even give them some free software to enable them to do exactly that).

          Is the software you are referring to a Wordpress plugin? I may just look into that.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by Nathan251 View Post

            Is the software you are referring to a Wordpress plugin? I may just look into that.
            Yes, they have a WordPress plug-in which makes it easier for people to publish their posts/articles on their own blogs and at the same time submit them to EZA for their approval process.

            They used to have this years ago, and then at some point they withdrew it, but have now made it available again. Good luck!

            (One little tip, if I may: you'd want a regularly updated blog that Google indexes quickly and reliably, perhaps, to use it? It would be unfortunate indeed if Ezine Articles ever happened to publish your article before Google had indexed it on your own site, as you'd unnecessarily be giving EZA the initial indexation-rights to the content rather than always accumulating those for yourself. It would make little difference in any individual case, of course, but it's not something you'd want happening regularly? And platinum/diamond authors in good standing with EZA do sometimes get surprisingly quick publication. "Just saying").
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