[90 Day Affiliate Challenge] - $0 - $5,000 per month from scratch

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Hey,

I hope your day has been amazing. I am currently writing this in bed before I have to get showered and ready for work.

So yes I am doing this challenge around a full time job, trying to stay in shape and spending time with my girlfriend. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to my situation.

I am entering a niche I currently don't know much about at all, (that is part of the fun, I reveal niche later). I have only set myself 90 days because that applies the pressure and I have to really hustle plus it makes it more fun for you to follow along.

My plan is going to be very simple...

Build email list then email market to subscribers daily.

The industry I will be stepping into is the CBD, Hemp/ Cannabis market. There is a massive buzz about it at the moment and I can only see that trend growing as more and more States and Countries legalise the usage.

Yes my plan is very simple but if you have been in this space for any amount of time you know there will be a lot of things I need to do, like create a free offer set up my squeeze page, set up my email auto-responder then the part everyone seems to struggle with, start driving targeted traffic.

I found an offer that I believe in, so I can confidently promote it, that way there is no internal conflicting dialog. I know what I am promoting will be benefiting the end user.

I will be sharing every step of the way with you here.

I have already purchased my domain name: ---> www.beahempboss.com

Currently there is just a bare Wordpress install on there. I will build a strong brand on it, you just watch this space.

I have also set up a few social channels that I will use to drive traffic to my squeeze page when it's ready.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7X...iFOqgtfvLZHiSA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beahempboss/

As you can see, on day one there is nothing up on those so I am definitely starting from scratch.

What I need from you!

By posting this up here I am making myself accountable, so you are now my accountability partner. I aim to inspire you and would gratefully accept your encouragement. Positive people only please.

Any that is all for now it is 07:40AM, I need to go jump in the shower and start getting ready for work before I make myself late.

Let me know what you think about my plan, or if you have any questions ask away.
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  • Profile picture of the author infogenius
    Ur plan looks cool.
    Running it and getting good results is what really matters.
    Any updates?
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Good luck with emailing to your subscribers, daily. Those are the lists that I unsubscribe from, as soon as I spot that behavior.

    I would think that you would want 'honest' feedback, as opposed to 'only positive' feedback. Additionally, your links to your website, YouTube channel and Instagram feed ALL violate one of the most basic forum rules regarding self-promotion.

    Somehow, I don't think that will concern you. lol
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    • Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      Additionally, your links to your website, YouTube channel and Instagram feed ALL violate one of the most basic forum rules regarding self-promotion.
      The rules for this subforum are:


      The rules are easy

      Announce your Path.
      Setup a Goal
      Setup a time frame
      Document at least 2 times per week....
      Be willing to answer questions
      Don't use every post to plug your link...
      I think one post with a link is not the same as every post.

      I suspect, though, if there are links in future posts, the mods may delete those as breaking the rules.

      That's my take.

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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

        The rules for this subforum are:
        Good to know. My oversight. TY.

        I suspect, though, if there are links in future posts, the mods may delete those as breaking the rules.
        Time will tell. This is becoming a very common tactic, throughout the forum in general. Give an IM'er an inch . . . . . . . . :-)

        Just, sayin' . . . . . . . .

        Cheers.
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    Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

    What I need from you!

    By posting this up here I am making myself accountable, so you are now my accountability partner.

    I aim to inspire you and would gratefully accept your encouragement. Positive people only please.

    Let me know what you think about my plan, or if you have any questions ask away.

    First good luck on your venture, but I am a little lost in you making other people here your accountability partner /?

    I would say at the end of the day on sunset, that no one here really really cares what you do or how it pans out, and that is not in a nasty way, just we are are ginding out our own path.

    You need to have your own internal grit and motivation for this or anything you do to work, at the end of the day if it does not not work are you going to lay down the accountability partners let me down down on vynal or are we going down the mirror mirror on the wall story ?

    Great to share I suppose, but dont get lost in some hazy dream that there is a whole army backing you in forum land and without them it cant be done.

    fly solo

    ? and there was a time when follow my story type posts were banned ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    and there was a time when follow my story type posts were banned ?

    That was before there was a new section just for 'follow me' stories. Of course, to be followed, you must first ...lead....?
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  • Profile picture of the author MeelisM
    Looks like a cool journey to follow.

    So, post updates please? It's been 5 days after the post and all I see your generic wordpress post on the domain you purchased.

    Not being harsh, just pointing you out that you need to pick up the pace if you are going to earn $5k in 90 days. I mean 85 days

    Good luck man.

    I will come back to check this thread out
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    [90 Day Affiliate Challenge] - $0 - $5,000 per month from scratch


    The rules are easy
    Announce your Path.
    Setup a Goal
    Setup a time frame
    Document at least 2 times per week....
    Be willing to answer questions
    Don't use every post to plug your link...
    Any update?


    Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

    My plan is going to be very simple...
    Let me know what you think about my plan, or if you have any questions ask away.
    I agree that the plan is "very simple", however ...



    Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

    What I need from you!

    By posting this up here I am making myself accountable, so you are now my accountability partner. I aim to inspire you and would gratefully accept your encouragement. Positive people only please.

    I do not feel accountable to you and my feedback may not be positive and in case you didn't know Warriors do not hold others accountable and have tougher skins to accept non-positive comments.


    I wish you the best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freemon
    It begins December 1st. Dot your i's and cross your t's by then for a regimented promotional schedule. Best of luck to ya, man. I think hemp might worx.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    Update time: I didn't think this thread got approved so I dismissed it and I have been on holiday in New York. I did have a lot of time to think while there so my plan has pivoted slightly. My 90 day challenge officially starts on November 23rd 2018!

    I will have an update for you tomorrow.
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    Good luck man
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    Your strategy needs some fleshing out IMHO.


    You need to have a content strategy, a monetization strategy, a traffic strategy and a UX (User Experience) strategy.



    I see your YT and Insta traffic plan. But, starting from scratch those will take a little time to build.



    What does your content strategy look like?
    Do you have a content schedule? Are you you making 25% to 30% cornerstone content posts of 3,500 words or more? How long are your other posts?



    I saw you're going to affiliate, what does that look like? Will the people buy online or just buy when they are making their cannabis purchase at the dispensary?


    How many average items do you have to sell to hit $5K per mo?
    How much traffic will it take to get to that level and is that realistic from your current sources?


    Just things to think about so that you're approaching this from a way that will actually get you there.



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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    Day 1: So the plan has pivoted some what! but before I get into that let me clear the air slightly...

    It's funny reading people's comments on the thread so far, everyone is an automatic expert with their advice! when in fact their whole reason for posting is to get people to click on their signature to sell you something.

    The blind leading the blind.

    I created this thread to keep myself accountable and hopefully share some valuable insights along the way. If I am totally honest I am not looking for advice from anyone here as I cannot verify your expert status or if you have actually made any money online so you can post and say what you like but it's more than likely going to land on deaf ears.

    Just a bit of back story I am not a total newbie. Here is a thread I posted on a strategy I used to make 5 figures in less than 30 days:

    https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...n-30-days.html

    I could very well just do that again or coach people on that method as I have done in the past but I have plans for a very different type of business. A specific type of lifestyle business with massive amounts of scalability and potential passive income.

    So on to the pivot...

    While on my holiday to New York I took some time to think. I thought beyond 90 days and said to myself what could I be talking about 10 even 20 years from now and my answer was "business and marketing".

    So instead of building a presence around the CBD niche where I could get bored trying to come up with things to say. I will build my personal brand and off the back off my brand I can push different offers that resonate with me. With the CBD offer being one of them.

    Instead of giving away my whole plan I will document it as I do it, that way you are seeing what I actually do instead of just theory.

    I'm excited I hope you are too because this is going to be epic!
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

      Day 1:so far, everyone is an automatic expert with their advice! when in fact their whole reason for posting is to get people to click on their signature to sell you something.
      That might be true, for those people selling through a signature link.

      I'm certainly not an, "automatic expert." I've got 62 years of selling under my belt, which is probably more years than 99% of the people on this forum have been sucking air. lol
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        That might be true, for those people selling through a signature link.

        I'm certainly not an, "automatic expert." I've got 62 years of selling under my belt, which is probably more years than 99% of the people on this forum have been sucking air. lol
        "more years than 99% of the people on this forum have been sucking air" lol I love that.
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      Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

      Day 1: It's funny reading people's comments on the thread so far, everyone is an automatic expert with their advice! when in fact their whole reason for posting is to get people to click on their signature to sell you something.

      The blind leading the blind.

      Some of us do not have sig links nor fancy titles / just sayin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Instead of giving away my whole plan I will document it as I do it, that way you are seeing what I actually do instead of just theory.

    To me, that is exactly why this section was launched....to make you accountable to yourself.


    Not to publish an idea or plan and ask 'how do I do it' - but to post a couple times a week to say 'this is what I've done so far' and here is what comes next.


    I think you are wrong to ask for 'positive feedback' - but you can ignore any feedback as long as your 'warrior path' thread is updated with your progress.




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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I think you are wrong to ask for 'positive feedback' - but you can ignore any feedback as long as your 'warrior path' thread is updated with your progress.
      kay
      I asked for 'positive people'. Always happy for constructive feedback I just can't stand negative people
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    Morning of Day 3: So yesterday I added a new Wordpress install on marketingwithjouvan.com that is going to be my new home on the web.

    (I did once have a blog on there but I nuked it and went back into full time work while I figured out what I really want to do online)

    Anyway as I stated previously I am going more the personal branding route as with that my audience can come with me in what ever direction I choose to go into because they have an affinity to me personally.

    I alluded to the fact that I will be driving people to a capture form then email marketing daily. I know this is frowned upon by some but it is what marketers doing 7 figures that I want to model do.

    Just look at Agora publishing who is a $500 Million beast, Ben Settle, Ryan Lee, Matt Fury all 7 figure earners that email daily. It has to be done right though, I have done it wrong in the past where I did make as much as $400+ in a single day from email but I was just promoting a new WSO constantly and very quickly burnt out my list. (I cared about the commission and not the customer)

    I will not be doing that this time round. Moving forward before I send an email to my list I will ask my self;

    "Is this email I'm about to send worth interrupting my audiences day for, will they get benefit from reading the email?"

    If I cannot answer yes to that question then I have no right sending it to them.

    Here is a pretty interesting warrior path about email newsletters: https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...ewsletter.html

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    It feels like I am moving pretty slow because I am a go go go type of person but I am taking things methodically and building a foundation, I want to build something that I can stand behind for years to come.

    Also I am building this around other commitments, my job, gym and my other online business with my girlfriend but this is going to be my personal 7 figure baby.

    Bare with me as this is going to be fun for us both as things start to take shape.

    In the mean time remember, you're already successful if... [Watch the video below]


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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

      Morning of Day 3: So yesterday I added a new Wordpress install on marketingwithjouvan.com that is going to be my new home on the web.

      (I did once have a blog on there but I nuked it and went back into full time work while I figured out what I really want to do online)

      Curious, did you do any SEO on the site "before" you nuked it? I ask because any of the site's links (on-site) and any backlinks (off-site) will be broken in the event you are interested in search engine traffic. At this time, a light check shows 78 backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
        Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

        Curious, did you do any SEO on the site "before" you nuked it? I ask because any of the site's links (on-site) and any backlinks (off-site) will be broken in the event you are interested in search engine traffic. At this time, a light check shows 78 backlinks.
        You seem more clued up on SEO than me. I didn't even know I had backlinks or tried to create any for SEO purposes. Moving forward my focus won't be on SEO (not to start with anyway), I see that as more of a long term play.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

      Bare with me
      But we've only just met. First you'll need to 'build trust.'

      Hopefully, you can bear my sardonic wit.
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        But we've only just met. First you'll need to 'build trust.'

        Hopefully, you can bear my sardonic wit.
        If you give me a chance I'm sure I will demonstrate to you my trust worthiness.

        I had to Google the word "sardonic" but now that I know it's meaning I'm sure I can handle it lol
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
          Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

          If you give me a chance I'm sure I will demonstrate to you my trust worthiness.

          I had to Google the word "sardonic" but now that I know it's meaning I'm sure I can handle it lol

          I am sure Frank is "proud" to say the least. Seriously though, Frank is one of the best of the best. Just don't start a food blog, The man knows next to nothing about good possum lol.
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            Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

            good possum
            good possum

            military intelligence

            wealthy blogger

            Sorry!
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              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              good possum

              military intelligence

              wealthy blogger

              Sorry!

              hmm, you do know more than a thing or two. Okay, crying Uncle
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              • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

                hmm, you do know more than a thing or two. Okay, crying Uncle
                "Uncle," my ass! Who's your daddy??? :-)
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                  Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

                  "Uncle," my ass! Who's your daddy??? :-)

                  LOL, wheres my allowance? No, don't tell me there are children on the forum
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          Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

          You seem more clued up on SEO than me. I didn't even know I had backlinks or tried to create any for SEO purposes. Moving forward my focus won't be on SEO (not to start with anyway), I see that as more of a long term play.
          SEO wise it is always a good idea to do it sooner than later. Especially for a website that is repurposed. Some of the existing backlinks will do you more harm than good and I am sure you want your new venture to be the best it can be with regard to all forms of traffic.

          Google Webmaster Tools is you friend. There are easy ways to discover what pages and posts are already indexed and if you do not want to lose the indexed links there is an fix for that as well. Backlink wise, there may be competitors that create bad links to your site and Google can reveal and advise you How to disavow bad backlinks.

          I am no expert, but SEO is important even it you just start a new venture,

          Just one more thing. WordPress sites need to Security safeguards. A lot of us use: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan | WordPress.org
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        • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
          Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

          If you give me a chance I'm sure I will demonstrate to you my trust worthiness.
          I have no reason to doubt your trustworthiness. My comment was in relation to your misspelling of the word 'bear' for proper usage. Basically, you were asking me to join you in getting naked. Hence, my brilliantly funny comment. lol

          I had to Google the word "sardonic" but now that I know it's meaning I'm sure I can handle it lol
          Cool. Not many here, can - lest their Tinkerbell wings get singed.

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    Day 8: Currently in the office at my day job as I write this.

    I thought it was about time I gave you an update on whats going on. 8 days in and on the surface it looks like I have done f**k all but I beg to differ.

    I know my target (on here) is to create a $5,000 per month affiliate business but in reality I want something built on a strong foundation that has the potential to go into the high 6 and 7 figure realm

    Well if you're going to do something you may as well aim to do it properly right?

    So here's what my funnel is going to look like:


    Image Link: https://imgur.com/a/CH9z4mq

    I scribbled it on a sheet of paper at work to give you a visual representations.

    I will be driving traffic to at least two squeeze pages through my tracking software to find the best converting one.

    After the prospect enters their email address I will get them on my list while simultaneously forwarding them to a bridge page where I give value then send them to a sales page that I control.

    I plan to sell a simple sub $10 offer so I can capture buyers, know what traffic sources are providing me with the most buyers then from there sell my buyers on getting the affiliate offer I am promoting that has multiple streams of income attached.

    So here are some of the tools I will need to make this a reality.

    1. Tracking software
    2. Landing page builder
    3. Auto-responder

    As you can see from the image above the affiliate offer I will be promoting pays out as much as $200 so I need just 25 sales in a single month to hit my target.

    Time to start getting everything set up.

    To your success,

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    Guessing you will also be following your traffic sources to see what works and is profitable / value for money ? as well as your landing pages in regards tracking ?
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      Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

      Guessing you will also be following your traffic sources to see what works and is profitable / value for money ? as well as your landing pages in regards tracking ?
      Yes, that is the main reason for me to track. So I know which traffic sources bring in the best ROI, I should have mentioned that
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brazen
    Just looking at your homepage and I would highly recommend putting your Wordpress site on a secure domain with the https. Especially for long term SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by Jay Brazen View Post

      Just looking at your homepage and I would highly recommend putting your Wordpress site on a secure domain with the https. Especially for long term SEO.
      That is strange, I have already set up the SSL certificate, and is secure if I type https:// but it doesn't automatically redirect to that. I will get it sorted but it's not a priority right now. 80/20 and all that I need to get working on some takes that move the needle further.

      Thank you for pointing it out to me though
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    Made any more moves?
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