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Discussion in 'ClickBank' started by evelinawilliams007, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hey guys,

    I've been getting tons of PM's lately with all sorts of
    issues and questions regarding Clickbank particularly
    from people that are obviously having a hard time to
    either get their first sale and some of them wanting
    to increase their monthly revenue. I don't personally
    have the time to privately coach people so I though
    I'd bring this to the forums ..

    There's basically two ways to advertise/sell an affiliate
    product, if you're on a tight budget then I'm sure
    you wouldn't start buying your traffic so lets have a
    look at how you can start generating great amounts
    of traffic and sales without spending a dime.

    (I hear this a lot -- FREE traffic, it's not actually
    free whilst you still have to spend your time which
    is money) but you can start off generating a nice
    monthly income with $0.

    Here's some strategies that I've personally used
    and got amazing results over the past two years
    or so. Again, consistency is the key, you should
    never give up on one strategy right away ..

    There are 100,000 affiliates in Clickbank alone so imagine
    how much competition there is in pretty much all niches,
    Giving up will only give satisfaction to the other affiliates that
    are continuously growing their business ...

    If you haven't read my tips on article marketing
    please see -- http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1842846

    1) Youtube Videos (Driving avalanches of traffic
    from youtube is not a secret anymore, but still
    I don't see many people implementing this tactic)

    People love videos and sometimes video marketing
    is more effective than article marketing. (This is
    probably one technique that's generating most of
    my sales as an affiliate).

    If you can manage to upload 10 videos daily
    related to your niche you'll be able to start
    seeing some nice profits in less than 30 days.

    You have roughly 300 videos at the end of each month
    all lined up and sending traffic your way for months and
    years to come.

    You can make you own videos (recommended).
    They can be sideshows, reviews or anything that
    is related the product that you're promoting.

    Use the description area of the video to link the
    video to your landing page and watermark your
    video from start to finish. (choose a domain name
    that's easy to remember)

    TIP! There a lot more video sites other that Youtube
    that you can take advantage of. See http://www.tubemogul.com/
    for one of the greatest online video distribution service.

    2) Classified Ads. These sites are mostly free to
    use and they can drive a nice amount of targeted
    traffic to your landing pages. (You can either publish
    you own ads or articles)

    Here's 4 classified sites that are worth your time:

    http://lycos.oodle.com/
    http://www.usfreeads.com/
    http://www.craiglist.com/
    http://www.inetgiant.com/

    3) Answer Sites (Everyone has heard about
    Yahoo Answers and yes they've been getting
    very strict lately due to the large number of
    spammers).

    Use this service wisely and add some value
    to your answers. You will not get banned
    if you're going to provide quality/valuable
    answers, and always link your web site in
    the resource section, not in the body of
    the answer.

    You'll need to build your profile first (must be
    level 2 to be able to post live URL's) so slowly
    build your profile to level 2 by answering/adding
    some value to the community. You answers
    should be 3/4 sentences long, always check
    your spelling and grammar.

    A poor/low quality answer will never get too
    much attention. If you're not able to do it
    yourself properly, you'll be better off hiring someone
    else or not doing it at all because you will risk getting
    banned and completely wasting your time.

    Here's a complete list of answer sites:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/
    http://www.answers.com/
    http://www.allexperts.com/
    http://www.answerbag.com/


    4) SEO. There's been a lot of debates on the
    forums on Search Engine Optimization, however
    in reality it's a no-brainer.

    Search engine optimization is probably the best
    way to get targeted traffic to your web site but
    how can you get your web site to rank for a few
    popular keywords in your niche?

    Once you manage to rank a certain web site for
    a popular terms you shouldn't stop building link
    right away, SEO is an on-going process that
    takes time. It's recommended to build your links
    slowly, especially if your domain is fairly new.
    You want to avoid getting penalized by the search
    engines, therefore take your time to build
    quality/high PR/ relevant links.

    100 links from relevant web sites will be worth a lot
    more than 1000 links from unrelated forums for example.

    (you can find these on google/ exchange links with
    other webmasters that have sites related to yours etc)

    Hope you guys enjoy and get the ball rolling soon'

    P.S Feel free to list any of your techniques, what has worked
    for you in the past.

    Best
    Al.
    06/23
     
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  2. Marketing-Mama

    Marketing-Mama Peon

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    Great advice!
     
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    Nice tips... I use video marketing only.
     
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  4. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    @slumhubber

    Implementing more than one strategy will allow you to determine the exact tactic that will make you the most profit.

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 23, 2010 IP
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    Do you make "how-to" videos or do you just throw up informational videos or what? Are there people in your videos or mainly slide shows?
     
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  6. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    Le Dangles ..

    Usually it's best to hire some to review a product for you / Basically make some testimonials but you can use slide shows as well.

    Or you can download videos from youtube related to your niche, watermark them and re-upload them. (simple as that)

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 23, 2010 IP
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    elisem72 Peon

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    Good advice here, I've done a lot with Yahoo answers, but usually don't get much out of it and it can be a tedious routine searching for open questions to answer. I've also done one promotional video for a product which gets me some traffic. I hope to look more into video marketing soon.
     
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    #8
    Good informative advice. I use all the marketing strategies you mention, but I note you don't mention
    blogs/hubs. I prefer hubpages because you not only write your article but it gives you opportunity to
    display a link to your clickbank program. So for example say you write an article on 'weight loss' you can
    place a link to any of the numerous weight loss clickbank sites.
     
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  9. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    @elisem72

    Yahoo Answers is a tedious process, but if done right (providing valuable answers) can bring you 2-3 sales a day easily.

    Choose more than one niche, and answer questions daily (don't forget to get a domain usually a .com will do best for each niche that you're targeting) I found the weight loss, relationships and business sections the most profitable.

    If you don't have the time hire some decent posters, it's well worth the money.

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 23, 2010 IP
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    imi82 Greenhorn

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    I use social bookmarking, pinging beside SEO, youtube. But I haven't used Yahoo answers yet. I think I'll give a try for that
    Thx
     
    imi82, Jun 24, 2010 IP
  11. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    @imi82

    You should start Yahoo answers as well as you're leaving some money on the table (it should be just part of your campaigns) if you're looking for free traffic, do not put all your eggs in one basket and use Yahoo Answers as you main strategy.

    I'll just give an example with one of my sites -- I was testing out Yahoo answers on two different landing pages, won't name the niche...

    And used tracking ID's to see where the sales were coming from. Out of 30 answers (all quality answers) I've managed to pull a profit of $112.30.

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 24, 2010 IP
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    Hi Precious!!!
    thanks for best traffic strategies. it is the unique thread of the day that i was reading............really unique
    thanks again
     
    Liza New, Jun 26, 2010 IP
  13. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    @Liza New

    Thanks a lot Liza for your positive feedback.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask / PM me.

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 26, 2010 IP
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    Precious,

    What do you use to watermark your videos? Been looking around for a decent, free one but haven't had any luck. Any suggestions?
     
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    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    @brada7x

    - watermark factory
    - windows movie maker

    Al.
     
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    For all those looking to buy "Make A Million By Tonight" ebooks, these are some real useful tips that work!

    Time to take action
     
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  17. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    I guess that's the most important part, and obviously that's the main reason I've started this thread..

    People should take action instead of wasting their time reading theory (ebooks) that will drive them nowhere but end up even more frustrated.

    Will come with more tips guys, stay tuned.

    Al.
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 26, 2010 IP
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    Thanks! Great advice and some nice alternatives to article marketing. So many people swear that article marketing works, but it never did anything for me. I wrote my fingers to the bone, did everything according to the book and came away with one sale from maybe a few hundred hours of work. I'm a freelance writer by trade, so I don't think the articles were poorly written and I really didn't have the time to put in another few hundred hours. I went to PPC and had success...so I didn't budge from there.

    Yahoo Answers works nicely, too. Search engines love it and if you can get a "Best Answer" designation, you instantly get some credibility for your sales page.
     
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  19. evelinawilliams007

    evelinawilliams007 Well-Known Member

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    You'll need to write convincing articles - "Copy" that actually sells.

    Simple / Plain Articles will not work, period.

    Have a look at a certain niche and what type of articles other people are submitting.

    Feel free to check out one of my accounts if you want -- http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Alexandru_Matei (by the way this account alone has generated roughly $20,000 in sales to date)

    Analyze the elements in each article / The resource box / Titles and everything else that you'll need to adapt to your articles in order to make them work. Again, consistency and quality are the two basic elements in article marketing. (If you're not able to submit at least 5 articles a day you won't get very far)

    Best
    Al.
     
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    Very nice information Al. I have seen eBooks with less information being sold for $20. :) Seriously Nice information.
     
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