Spinning My Wheels Big Time. Frustrated..And Very Confused!

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:confused: Yes, I am failing big time in Internet Marketing. All my hard work remains the same. Checking my stats every day and seeing the dreaded numbers $0.00. Not a good feeling. I feel like I'm at the end of my rope and don't know where to turn to. I've tried so many things and failed.

As far as my sales and marketing skills goes, it was never my strengths online or offline. I've even tried SEO as well, wasn't good at it and didn't like it one bit.

So for months I had been looking into PPC. I have read and studied numerous PPC ebooks for months and many late nights and wanted to give it a shot. So I did. I tested out a few products from Clickbank on Bing ads, adcenter and had zero success. My previous niche I tried was movie downloads. I picked out some really good keywords and chose "Exact" on search. Not broad or phrase. Burned through $300 just like that with zero sales. I had well over 300 clicks and no conversions.

So apparently, I'm doing it all wrong and need to stop what I'm doing and start over. But I don't know where or how. I'm exhausted and defeated. My brain is literally going in circles.

I would be ecstatic if I were making $300 a week right now. It's hard to do when you can't even get one sale. And I will say, Internet Marketing is VERY VERY difficult.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author derfootmarcus
    Why are you trying to promote clickbank through PPC? I have never heard of that... it seems like selling Clickbank products requires you to build up your ethos through an email list or blog in order to get a respectable conversion rate, at least that's my experience with that network. Maybe try selling products that are inherently respected and wanted by people and are recognizable, campaigns that get people into the lists where you can build your credibility and sell them those virtual products, or campaigns that do not require a purchase such as CPA offers.

    A far as the SEO is concerned, just write about a specific and targeted niche for maybe a post a day and then target the visitors of those posts to an email list or selection of products where you can monetize them (I personally like Amazon Associates but many may disagree). If you do proper keyword research and keep up your work rate, link building is really not essential assuming you target low competition keywords. If you make a post a day you can easily expect to see consistent results within a month or two. The only link building I would recommend is guest blogging on related sites to yours, social media and some well maintained forum threads on related forums. These are not as much for ranking as they are for getting alternate sources of target traffic, but they dont hurt for ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You need to create a traffic lure, right now the only thing you have to offer is an affiliate link, at least that's all I see in OP.

    Ask not what your country (traffic) can do for you, ask what you can do for your country (traffic).
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      right now the only thing you have to offer is an affiliate link, at least that's all I see in OP.
      That is very true. Seems like the days of direct linking are long gone. I've been reading alot on here today about list building. Seems like that's where everyone is making very good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
    Originally Posted by Saintsfan40 View Post

    :confused: Yes, I am failing big time in Internet Marketing. All my hard work remains the same. Checking my stats every day and seeing the dreaded numbers $0.00. Not a good feeling. I feel like I'm at the end of my rope and don't know where to turn to. I've tried so many things and failed.

    As far as my sales and marketing skills goes, it was never my strengths online or offline. I've even tried SEO as well, wasn't good at it and didn't like it one bit.

    So for months I had been looking into PPC. I have read and studied numerous PPC ebooks for months and many late nights and wanted to give it a shot. So I did. I tested out a few products from Clickbank on Bing ads, adcenter and had zero success. My previous niche I tried was movie downloads. I picked out some really good keywords and chose "Exact" on search. Not broad or phrase. Burned through $300 just like that with zero sales. I had well over 300 clicks and no conversions.

    So apparently, I'm doing it all wrong and need to stop what I'm doing and start over. But I don't know where or how. I'm exhausted and defeated. My brain is literally going in circles.

    I would be ecstatic if I were making $300 a week right now. It's hard to do when you can't even get one sale. And I will say, Internet Marketing is VERY VERY difficult.

    Any pointers would be appreciated.
    Just a few pointers.
    • Never promote ClickBank or other products if you're paying for traffic. Sell your product for 100% commission first, then push affiliate products.
    • Create your own product.
    • When spending money on PPC, capture leads and maybe set up an autoresponder.
    • Make sure your website design is trustworthy. Same goes for the sales page.
    • Stick to one specific niche - one you like most. And outdo everyone.
    • Be very skeptical about what you buy or read. Even this.
    Nick
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by Cosmit View Post

      Just a few pointers.
      • Never promote ClickBank or other products if you're paying for traffic. Sell your product for 100% commission first, then push affiliate products.
      • Create your own product.
      • When spending money on PPC, capture leads and maybe set up an autoresponder.
      • Make sure your website design is trustworthy. Same goes for the sales page.
      • Stick to one specific niche - one you like most. And outdo everyone.
      • Be very skeptical about what you buy or read. Even this.
      Nick
      Thanks for the tips Nick. At least now I know why I failed. I was doing it all wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheFBGuy
        Clickbank and PPC do not mix my fellow warrior...

        try another $300, but this time with CPA, and get paid per lead. Nothing to sell to the visitor, thus chances of you making some dough will be much, much higher

        if you dont want to get traffic by paying for it, you are stuck with free methods that cost time, i.e: SEO
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        • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
          Originally Posted by TheFBGuy View Post

          Clickbank and PPC do not mix my fellow warrior...

          try another $300, but this time with CPA, and get paid per lead. Nothing to sell to the visitor, thus chances of you making some dough will be much, much higher

          if you dont want to get traffic by paying for it, you are stuck with free methods that cost time, i.e: SEO
          Well said! The CPA Leads looks like a good route to take.
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  • Profile picture of the author ocaswiz
    I did clickbank before (as an affiliate) and I found out what work best is using review style websites. Wait for big product launch and create a blog "product name review". It's very easy to rank for such keywords if you know SEO and you can make quite good money with this tactic.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronaldec
      Stay away from PPC and any money drain. And focus on one thing at a time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
        Originally Posted by ronaldec View Post

        Stay away from PPC and any money drain. And focus on one thing at a time.

        Will do. Learned my valuable lesson. Now I've got that damn song playing in my head. Lol.

        "Spinning Wheel" By "Blood Sweat And Tears"
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I've been trying for over six years to earn money online. It can be frustrating. However, sitting in the frustration will not help you. Evolve your strategy. Focus on research and development, maybe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by Michael Ten View Post

      I've been trying for over six years to earn money online. It can be frustrating. However, sitting in the frustration will not help you. Evolve your strategy. Focus on research and development, maybe.

      Very true. There are many people who have failed thousands of times until they found what works for them. I will not give up my friend
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    Another one in the que. It is ME.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by esuresh View Post

      Another one in the que. It is ME.
      Just gotta keep on trying. Don't give up.
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