I hope the holiday season is going well for all.
I'm very curious about something I read in one of the Warrior Forum threads maybe a couple of weeks back. I am sorry I did not keep the link.
Somebody asked if they were to use Backpage Posting Software or pay somebody on Fiverr to run an ad in 100 large cities for a popular Clickbank affiliate product how would they do?
An experienced marketer wrote back and told them if they ran even two ads (one for Product A and one for Product B) and either sent the people using a PHP redirect directly to the affiliate page in the link or sent them directly to their own website they would get a total of 0-1 sales for the two ads combined.
I mentioned this to a somebody I see sometimes at a local eatery and they tried the experiment. They took two popular Clickbank products and paid two people on Fiverr 5.00 each to run the ads.
Both ads re-directly people to the affiliate offer.
They ended up with 0 sales. I do not know anything about their website.
They then paid another 10.00 for two more ads and sent the people to their own website. They got 0 sales again.
Obviously the marketer that answered the post knew the results would not be beneficial.
If we break down people into 4 sections:
A- Ready to buy the credit card is out
B- Wouldn't buy a Rolls Royce for a dollar
C- Impulse buyer will spend in and out of budget
D- Somebody on the fence
While the person that ran the ad doesn't have the Warrior Forum traffic behind him or Clickbank traffic with people looking for products/services/ every moment of the day, shouldn't there be enough people in column C or D that would covert to a few sales?
Backpage gets good traffic per month.
If any of you have statistical thoughts to share, psychological, and or general marketing formulas I would be interested to know why the bar was set so low (and turned out to be exactly correct)?
Thanks and enjoy the weekend.