How can I make more sales?

by kb24
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I have a blog. Over time I have added content to it and it has gotten me traffic. The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links. I add a post just about everyday and overtime I get more traffic.

I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it. I am linking within my posts directing it to the sales page. I have made sales before so I know this sells. Its in the relationship niche.

Any suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    i think that's a good start, Kb24 :>
    Submitting article into article directories is one of the good way to get more visitor to your blog...

    one more thing that you can do to improve sales is by adding a autoresponder/optin form so that you can build list from your blog...
    these list you build will help you make more sales in the future :>

    Video traffic is might also works to get more traffic...

    just a personal opinion :>
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  • Profile picture of the author john12
    You are better off getting the visitors to subscribe from your blog to an email list first...then using subsequent email sequences from your autoresponder to send them Clickbank offers. If they do or dont buy the first time, you still have them on your list..to send them other offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    How can I make more sales?
    By making sure that more people are willing to rely on the strength of your recommendations, when you recommend products/services to them.

    That means establishing credibility and trust, retaining your traffic, and keeping people returning to the sales pages (because very few people buy anything much at their first visit to one).

    All of that depends on list-building. It's almost impossible to do it from a website alone. You need a continuity-process for a subscriber-list of people who will gradually come to trust you, await and expect and open and pay attention to your emails, and buy on the strength of your recommendations.

    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links.
    No surprise there.

    You won't sell (m)any ClickBank products without list-building.

    This thread will help you: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    And if you're still in any doubt about what actually sells ClickBank products, here are three more which shine the light along the right path ...
    Is it a good idea to spend some time on building a mailing list ?
    Without Building a List, How Consistent is Your Income from Affiliate Marketing
    Does anyone even make money online without an email list?

    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it.
    That's also my major traffic-generation plan.

    It can be hugely successful for selling ClickBank products. I use it in a range of different niches, and it works really well in all of them. As long as you appreciate that the primary purpose of the website is to collect the visitors' email addresses, not to try to sell the products "off the page". That doesn't still work, to any extent worth talking about - especially in niches like yours!

    When I first started, I used to think that was a viable way of doing it (because I believed all the nonsense that everyone talked about it) but it isn't at all - those are people repeating beliefs that come straight out of the Urban Myth School of Internet Marketing. You need to "wise up" and realise that that doesn't work, in 2013.

    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have made sales before so I know this sells.
    Previously, yes; but (as you know, yourself, if you've been doing this and monitoring it!) with only very poor conversion-rates when your traffic gets to the ClickBank sales pages. There are even people who think conversion-rates of 1% are "quite good/acceptable", because they're doing it that way.

    People who click on a CB hoplink and buy the product are people who have been sent there by an email. It's true, however much we'd like it not to be true. And there are, of course, reasons for that (which are explained in some detail in the threads linked to above).

    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    Its in the relationship niche.
    Any suggestions?
    Yes - build relationships with prospective customers (by email!).
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      That means establishing credibility and trust, retaining your traffic, and keeping people returning to the sales pages (because very few people buy anything much at their first visit to one)
      I totally agree. If people do not see signs of you doing what you are convincing them to do, it would definitely be hard for you to get those clicks. Post more relevant content on your page and focus on establishing your credibility. Try to attract engagement, too. Nice start, by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nytshade
    I totally agree with the above, use the blog to build an email list then promote your product to the list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Let's be honest, here: anyone who is actually making any realistic money, in 2013, as a ClickBank affiliate, is going to tell you the same thing ... just like we did when you asked the same question yesterday.
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      • Profile picture of the author kb24
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Let's be honest, here: anyone who is actually making any realistic money, in 2013, as a ClickBank affiliate, is going to tell you the same thing ... just like we did when you asked the same question yesterday.
        Alexa this is because after a few hours I checked to see if anyone responded to my thread and I didn't see my thread that I started.. that is why you see my thread twice.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadafarash
      I also agree with you, but how to get e mail list
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      • Profile picture of the author clever7
        Originally Posted by dadafarash View Post

        I also agree with you, but how to get e mail list
        You need an autoresponder like Aweber or GetResponse.

        You can give away a free ebook in exchange for email addresses and the permission to send messages to those who will download your ebook.

        There are many other ways to get subscribers, but this is the simplest one. Or better saying, the simplest one is to have an opt-in box at your website and simply invite everyone to subscribe to your list, but this method is not as effective as when you give something like an ebook to your subscribers.

        However, you have to learn a lot more about email marketing if you want to be successful with this method.








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  • Profile picture of the author John P
    Clickbank works good with videos so just try to make some vids and upload them on youtube with a link back to your site.

    You should also look in yahoo answers for questions related to your niche and start to answer them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have a blog. Over time I have added content to it and it has gotten me traffic. The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links. I add a post just about everyday and overtime I get more traffic.

    I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it. I am linking within my posts directing it to the sales page. I have made sales before so I know this sells. Its in the relationship niche.

    Any suggestions?
    I would say that it's because you're not connecting with your audience. You could also be targeting the wrong keywords or something like that. I've also found that sometimes, products for some reason, just stop selling. You need to change them. I've also found that my list tends to respond to very specific products over others.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author ppetri
    You need to write the article as if you are funneling the reader to click the affiliate link. If you write an article about something and then simply have a banner ad at the bottom of the page, you haven’t directed the reader to click there. When you catch the reader’s attention, they WILL do what you say.


    At the last paragraph of your niche articles, simply direct the reader to click the link by saying that you found a product that saved your frustration or cured your health issue or something pertaining to your niche. Suggest that they go to the link if they are searching for resolve in that particular niche. Now the affiliate link is a part of the article and you told the reader to follow the link.



    Track all of your links with your own analytics and do testing on your closing paragraph. Use “buy now” keywords or “action words” to increase conversion.
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  • Profile picture of the author keith88
    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have a blog. Over time I have added content to it and it has gotten me traffic. The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links. I add a post just about everyday and overtime I get more traffic.

    I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it. I am linking within my posts directing it to the sales page. I have made sales before so I know this sells. Its in the relationship niche.

    Any suggestions?
    Start building a list right now..... give them something of extreme value and you can start to market to them. They need to feel a connection with you and be closer. This way you can gain trust and make more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
    clickbank is a solution product provider, you need to make something with urgency, so your visitor will take the offer on your blog. my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Are you gathering blog subscribers? If not you need to be. Or at least generate leads first via squeeze page, then send them to your blog from your email newsletter. And suggest Clickbank products to buy in your email newsletter.
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  • Profile picture of the author alrikvincent
    What is your traffic source? Search Engines?

    If you are relying on Search Engines for Traffic, then rank for keywords with high buyer intent. Free self improvement dvds, will not convert anywhere close to Buy Self improvement dvds. Keywords Conversion rates depend on the buyer intent and I have listed the keywords from the highest to the lowest buyer intent below:
    1) Author & Product Type Keywords - David Blaine Magic Book (Highest Buyer Intent)
    2) Product Type Keywords - Buy Magic Book (Still have to convince David Blaine's Magic Book is the Best)
    3) Crisis Keywords - How to Use Magic to Get Ex Back (Might not always be looking to spend money)
    4) How to learn and Lesson type keywords - How to learn Magic (Might not be looking to buy)

    Email Marketing by capturing leads also plays an important role as many warriors have already high lighted.
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  • Profile picture of the author alrikvincent
    What is your traffic source? Search Engines?

    If you are relying on Search Engines for Traffic, then rank for keywords with high buyer intent. Free self improvement dvds, will not convert anywhere close to Buy Self improvement dvds. Keywords Conversion rates depend on the buyer intent and I have listed the keywords from the highest to the lowest buyer intent below:
    1) Author & Product Type Keywords - David Blaine Magic Book (Highest Buyer Intent)
    2) Product Type Keywords - Buy Magic Book (Still have to convince David Blaine's Magic Book is the Best)
    3) Crisis Keywords - How to Use Magic to Get Ex Back (Might not always be looking to spend money)
    4) How to learn and Lesson type keywords - How to learn Magic (Might not be looking to buy)

    Use this with Email Marketing for the highest conversions possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author djneill
    Build the list, build the relationship, build the trust, and constantly tweak for higher conversions.

    You may get a few one hit wonders from your blog but it takes most consumers 5 - 7 times of seeing an offer before they buy. Use the blog to build your list and then sell through the follow up sequence.
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    • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
      Hopefully all of this emailing to your list will generate enough sales to pay for the dedicated email server you'll need to get when every 3rd party email company locks up your account and every ISP blacklists your IP and you'll need to pay an intermediary like sendgrid to deliver your emails.

      If anyone tells you "building your list" is important, well, they're right. But there's a lot more to it these days once you get over 1,000 opt-ins. Get over 10,000 opt-ins (where the real money from a list happens) and the whole game changes again.

      Advise them properly people!
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    For making sales with ClickBank, you need traffic toward to your blog. Simple answer. You must think about how to generate traffic to your own blog that contain your Clickbank hop link.
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  • Don't just add posts for the sake of adding content. Write relevant content and write good copy. Make them feel like they need to click on that to buy your product. Anybody can write a blog post but it takes practice to write good copy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      Don't just add posts for the sake of adding content. Write relevant content and write good copy. Make them feel like they need to click on that to buy your product. Anybody can write a blog post but it takes practice to write good copy.
      This is exactly one of the things that I always say to people who are in the same situation. They tend to go for quantity over quality when, in fact, relevance is a very big factor in making pages rank. Also, if you think that your creative juices are not enough to create good content, outsourcing can always be your next move. One will never really run out of options.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyt
    The way to make more sales is to capture your visitors' emails by using a squeeze page and autoresponder and offering something of value. Then follow up and follow up for at least 7 times. Follow up with useful, related content and also promote your product.

    The key is in the follow up, people don't buy on the 1st visit. You need to establish a relationship with them before they will buy
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  • Profile picture of the author Not So New
    Yep I agree ...

    Get these visitors on a list so you can contact them directly about offers as well as whenever you have new content posted on your site

    -Shawn
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  • Profile picture of the author EllenMoore
    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have a blog. Over time I have added content to it and it has gotten me traffic. The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links. I add a post just about everyday and overtime I get more traffic.

    I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it. I am linking within my posts directing it to the sales page. I have made sales before so I know this sells. Its in the relationship niche.

    Any suggestions?
    If you have traffic but no sales, there are 2 possible explanations: either the traffic is not targeted (I doubt that, since you said you drew it through blog posts, which, I'm thinking, were in the same niche) or the content is not convincing enough.
    The relationship niche is quite tricky. Most people want free advice, very few of them are willing to pay for it, and, unless you push the right buttons, they will go somewhere else..
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  • Profile picture of the author Vasilev
    You will make more sales when you start following people who know how to sell and stop listening to forum marketers as they barely know how to do it.



    Originally Posted by kb24 View Post

    I have a blog. Over time I have added content to it and it has gotten me traffic. The problem is I check my clickbank stats and I see that no one is clicking on my links. I add a post just about everyday and overtime I get more traffic.

    I have written articles linking back to my blog just to get traffic to it. I am linking within my posts directing it to the sales page. I have made sales before so I know this sells. Its in the relationship niche.

    Any suggestions?
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