I've read a lot of freebie internet marketing courses and I can't seem to put everything together on how to monetize this Facebook crowd I have. I'm in the survival/prepping niche and have around 270k fans (these followers are cheap and stingy). I'm getting email signups by offering a 50 page ebook for free with an opt-in rate above 50%.
I have developed an email list with a drip campaign that sends every 7 days giving them free prepping tips and then slowly linking them to amazon affiliate products and an actual physical product in a funnel I sell that's fairly cheap. I'm having very little success. I wouldn't say I'm an expert in the niche, so I can't offer any type of course or training in prepping as an upsell - I don't think they would buy it to begin with as they are a skeptical group.
Can anyone offer me some guidance with this audience or maybe a strategy? I feel like having that much of an audience, I should be able to get some bites if done correctly.