Here's my Process:
1. Find Niche/Product on Clickbank
I'm promoting solar energy/panels via Earth4Energy.com - Create electricity at home - renewable energy. Make a windmill and solar power system. This site has a high gravity and offers $33+ on the commission side, both things to look for when promoting a site (but not necessary)
2. Create Landing Page
Threw this site together: Save Money Using Solar Energy & Panels! . Site is using Aweber to grab Name/Email data. I turned off double-optin so that I can grab more users for the series. I know that I might get hit-up for more spam complaints, but I'm willing to try that out/risk it.
3. Setup PPC Campaign on Google
I'm only using 2 ad groups, focusing on 5-8 terms per group (as well as exact and phrase match, so triple that actual keywords I'm bidding on). I setup 2-3 different variations on the AD text/description and let it go for a day to see which one pulled better conversions as well as click-throughs and then converted to the better AD text/description. Click-throughs are at about 1.15%, with conversions for there Name/Email at 15%. My daily spend is $100. Keywords I'm bidding on are Solar Panel and Solar Energy, with a few variations of those.
4. Thank You Page
After they input there name and email, they get sent to a thankyou page ( Save Money Using Solar Energy & Panels! ) where I provide a link to the clickbank product.
This would be sales funnel #1.
5. Follow-up Emails
They get a 3-day follow-up email series on the various benefits of setting up a solar panel system. Each email is about 300-350 words and I put my affiliate link in there twice; once right after the first paragraph and then after the last paragraph.
Sales funnel #2.
So that's pretty much it. I started this on Monday and since then, I've received 1 sale, which just happened today. I've got 68 email addresses currently.
What areas should I try and focus on more? Any help would be appreciated.