17 Jan

Advanced Keyword Research Guide Including SECockpit SEMRush and MarketMuse Reviews

Keyword Research is incredibly important for the creation of a profitable website. It is a fundamental skill that the better you are at it the more success you will have. 

To that end I have pulled on every resource/connection I have to create the best guide on Advanced Keyword Research.​

What You Will Learn in This Post:

  1. ​The exact 13 step procedure used by the content marketing service ContentRefined for KW research
  2. The 3 tools that are critical for advanced keyword research
  3. A free KW research option
  4. See how a DEEP expert Ewen does it in a over the shoulder video

​Learn more from Ewen by signing up for his list here!

One Big Takeaway Not Talked About Before – Keyword Competition / Keyword Difficulty is still measured by metrics such as Keyword in Title/URL and Backlink Metrics but now with tools such as MarketMuse you can analytically measure competition by the competitions content score! (I will review this in more detail below)

Ewen is the source of a LOT of the information in this post and is an absolute expert when it comes to keyword research for content sites and his Q4 earnings reflect that!

This post allows you to go beyond the Google keyword planner and dig deep to find the long-tail keyword that will help you find your target audience and win in the search engines

The SEO chat with Ewen also helps reveal how to use the best keyword research tool to develop your SEO strategy.​

Mortgage Crushing Module Learning Outcome

If you are following along on the Mortgage Crushing Competition to learn How to Make a  Website that makes money in 2017 then by the end of this module you should…

Take the top 1-3 ideas you identified using the Blue Ocean strategy in Module 1 and complete keyword research on them to validate if there are keywords that meet the metrics listed in this section​

Keyword Research Procedure:

Save Time & Money Using ContentRefined for KW Research and Content Creation

Below is the keyword process and procedure used for the content marketing service ContentRefined.com. As always you can do the exact same process yourself and I share EVERYTHING but if you want to save time/money and not buy the expensive tools you can have Content Refined create content for your site following these keyword research guidelines. 

Solid and concise Keyword research is likely the most important and crucial process for Content Refined. It’s the second point of contact that we have with our clients, and if we don’t nail it, the whole Content Refined order can feel like an uphill battle.

This is why we’ve spent a lot of time and resources trying to execute the best procedure possible to ensure that we equip our client’s with the best keywords out there for the content they’ve hired us to write for their sites. Although we are always seeking to improve this keyword research process is delivering a lot of high ranking content. Keep reading for details on how to do this yourself using our Content Refined Process!

SEcockpit

Thanks to Ewan, we started using a great tool called SECockpit.

There are quite few things that make SEcockpit different (and in my opinion better) than competing tools.

The core of what I like is that because of the ability to slice into one keyword theme deeper it provides the ability to complete deeper market research and doesn’t simply focus on finding 1 great keyword. ​

  • It moves away from the “Seed Keyword” model as you can select appending and prepending words in your search criteria
  • It give you the opportunity to go after Keywords in different search engines such as Amazon and Youtube, which can be super advantageous depending on your niche
  • It provides a comprehensive keyword analysis for every keyword which will give you insight on a ton of different metrics such as
    • Top 10 URLs ranking for that keyword
    • Competition based on page-level metrics like Title/URL
    • Competition based on backlink metrics such as PA/DA/# of links etc

How SEcockpit fits into our Content Refined Procedure

To get into the nitty gritty of how Secockpit works, and how we’ve used it to systematize our keyword research, check out step by step procedure how SEcockpit works

Step 1:

Login to SEcockpit and go to the dashboard and click on the Key symbol to search for your first keyword.



Step 2:

This is where it gets interesting. Type in a Keyword of your choice and look at your options.

I instruct my team to select the Google Adwords ideas that are closely related and to select Append Prepend, and Add Words in Between. This increases our chances of coming across a great related keyword



Step 3:

Then, you’ll want to figure out who your audience is. Is your client or audience based in North America? We have quite a few clients in the UK and in Europe who aren’t looking for North American Keywords because they aren’t relevant the their market. It’s really important to select the right location that will be relevant for their rankings.



Step 4:

Then we have a couple of more search options that we generally don’t use too much unless we’re looking for a keyword to rank in Youtube which hasn’t happened yet for Content Refined



Step 5:

Make sure you’ve inputted your keyword and that you’ve selected your search criteria and then click on Save and Close for the search to begin!



Step 6:

This is where my team sort of customizes things. Our metrics are pretty specific and they are based off of experience. We go after keywords that have 1000+ Monthly Searches and that are under 30% competition. SEcockpit is great for this because they have a filtering tool that will eliminate anything that doesn’t meet our metric.

This metric is simply used because we’ve seen the most success with keywords that fit within these parameters. If client’s prefer to use their own metrics, we will of course abide by that.

Monthly Search Volume Filter: > 1000



Competition Score: < 30%



Then, as you can see here below, we have our comprehensive list of keywords that meet our metrics:



Step 7:

So this is where you need to do some more digging. With this view, it looks like all of these keywords are great, but you need to click on the keyword to view a full keyword analysis which will give you more information to help you determine if it’s a viable keyword for your article.

Let’s look at the Keyword “Charcoal Pills” which has 40,500 monthly searches and only 17.25% competition score. This generally looks like a pretty golden keyword and at first glance it looks like a no-brainer to go after it.



With this comprehensive Keyword Analysis, the top 2 things that we look at is the DA ( Domain Authority and the Top 10 websites. As you can see below, the DA is really high, which means that the competing websites are ranking very well and getting a ton of traffic according to google.

If our client’s site or your site you are building is not already an authority site in it’s space (which in general, most are not ), then it would be a bad idea to go after this keyword for them because their domain will not be able to compete with the authority domain in that space. For example in this case WebMD and other very well known sites in the space



We don’t know the secret sauce in the Algorithm that SECockpit uses but I believe they under-value DA and you need to do a manual check on the competition to see that a site like yours can compete in the top 10 (more on that in the next step). 

Step 8:

What we do is take a look at the two lower DA’s and have a look at their site to see if we can outrank them for this keyword.



To do this we generally use the tool MarketMuse to analyze the content score of the URL and top 10 pages we want to beat to see if its a soft market. 

In general we would like to see a keyword with…

  • SECockpit score of under 30
  • Identify several similar sites in the top 10 (usually most easily identified with low DA)
  • Market Muse score under 20​ for sites we think we can beat (in this example there are many low content scores but for sites Google is not going to rank us in front of for this type of search term). 


Based on this analysis there are only 2 URLs in the top 10 with DA scores below 70 and they are both reasonably high at approximately 50. In addition the Market Muse content quality score is definitely beatable but isn’t wide open. 

Step 9:

Let’s try another keyword on the list, here I’ve chosen a Keyword that was provided to us by the tool based off of the “closely related words” function of the search criteria.

Keyword: Activated Carbon Filter– which has 5400 Monthly Searches and has a competition score of 27.39



When we click on it for the Analysis, we can see right away that this will be a more viable option to go after than the last keyword as the DA for the competing sites are lower in general.





Here, I have checked a couple of the Domains and I have determined that I can definitely compete with a few of these sites as their DA is low and ContentScore according to MarketMuse is below 20. This isn’t to say that they won’t be hard to beat, but they are not out of our reach and they are a similar site as the one we have. I’m confident that with the use of SEcockpit, I’m able to find the best keyword using its rankings, but also it’s analysis on who/how other’s are using this keyword in their niche.

Step 10:

Now that we have our Keyword (Activated Carbon Filter), we want to make sure that we create great content that is rich with other related keywords and Content Depth. The higher we can rank for related keywords and the more relevant topics we cover, the better our article is going to rank on google.

For this, we’ve invested in a tool called Marketmuse. What I like to do before I assign my content to my writers is do a Marketmuse Analysis on the Keyword and Topic.

Here, I’ve created an Article title using my Keyword – How an Activated Carbon Filter Works

Step 11:

Next, I’m going to take my Post Title and I’m going to plug it into Marketmuse like this

  1. I’m going to plug in Post Title 
  2. I’m going to Plug in my Keyword at the Top as the Focus Topic 
  3. And then I’m going to click the button beside the focus topic box ( It will be an Analyze button before you click it- don’t click stop unless you’ve noticed that you’ve inputted an error)


Step 12:

Now we have our full analysis which will give us a good indication of what the “Market Value” of this keyword is in terms of online content. See below for the breakdown

In the screenshot:



Step 1: If you look at the circled section, these are some key indicators of what your content should be scoring. Personally, I find the “Best Content Score Target” Is pretty inaccurate because I feel as though the “Best Content” is often manipulated. This is why we try and aim above average. In this case, we want to be above 18 ( so generally between 20-25) for our content score with this article.

Step 2: Average word count target is a good indication of how long an article should be.

There are times that I will get back to a Content Refined client who has ordered 8 articles ( who by rule of thumb are 1000 words each article) and I’ve asked if they would rather make their articles longer and fewer ( for example 2 articles at 2000 words and then 4 articles at 1000 words). This is for this exact purpose – to optimize their marketmuse score so that their articles are more valuable in the eyes of google. The longer the article is, the better your article’s market value is going to be on the internet.

Step 3: Marketmuse give us a list of related topics and Keywords which will really help when it comes to assigning articles to a writer. What I do, is just click on the copy button and you can paste the related keywords into the article brief you send to your writer. I generally like to instruct my writers to use as many of the related keywords and topics as possible.

This not only increases it’s chances of getting high scores, but it also makes the article more interesting and broad. With this keyword topic for example, the writer might choose to talk about adsorption capacity as a topic in their article, which they might not have thought of by themselves. It’s just a really good way to make sure the topic is being fully covered in the article to make it a useful article.

Step 13:

That’s pretty much it! You’re done!

Now this wouldn’t be a good blog post without mentioning some of the downsides to our tools:

SEcockpit:

PROSCONS
Provides niche validationI can’t copy/paste from the interface… very minor but drives me nuts! 
Appending, prepending and in between words SearchIt seems to be down for maintenance quite a bit
Amazon and Youtube searchIt’s relatively expensive ( This tool costs us about 80 dollars a month to use)
Comprehensive keyword analysis
Insight on competition factors

Marketmuse:

PROSCONS
Identifies low quality content opportunitiesIt’s REALLY expensive ( costs up to $495/MONTH and you have to sign up for 6 months)
Identifies High Quality content in a quantifiable way
Provides relevant keywords and topics to help guide your writers
Provides insight on how to improve existing content
Helps standardize quality
Helps you rank based on relevancy which is compatible with google’s Hummingbird algorithms

In conclusion, with the help of these tools, we’ve essentially been able to create a process that allows us to find the Best Keywords to go after, understand who our competition is, and equip our writers with an analysis of their topic that will allow them to create and submit useful, top quality content better then the page 1 competition.

Hopefully you feel like you understand the process and have access to the same tools that we have to crush out amazing content for your site. If the price tag of these tools looks a little scary to you, you can always save money/time with testing out our Content Refined Service!

For a very reasonable cost/article ratio while reaping the benefits of the tools we use, you won’t be losing! Check out our page here for more details or reach out to maddie@contentrefined for additional information.

Free Keyword Research Tool

If the price point of the previously mentioned tools or ContentRefined makes this process a little out of reach there is an alternative that is free! 

SEMRush’s “SEO Keyword Magic” tool can be used with a free account and produces some solid results!

The challenge is SEMRush will only generate closely related keywords with the main keyword in it. However, with the filtering options available for Search Volume and KD (keyword difficulty) it can produce some great results.

Other quality tools include Long Tail Pro, Market Samurai (not recommended) and Keyword Snatcher, both can be great but I find SECockpit is the best advanced tool. 

See the 2 step process below to get some solid keywords. ​





Summary

Here are the key takeaways from this training…

  • KW research should go beyond just identifying a single keyword but validate their is a demand for your idea
  • Checking the top 10 manually to see that competitors similar to you are already ranking is still critical
  • SECockpit underestimates DA in its competition analysis
  • Looking at both content and backlink competitiveness is important (MarketMuse helps with this)
  • Advanced tools are expensive but decent free alternatives are also available

Tools mentioned (not all are affiliate links)…

  1. Keyword Research = SECockpit
  2. Keyword Research = SEMRush (decent free option as an alternative)
  3. Content Analysis = MarketMuse
  4. Done for you content marketing service with included keyword research service ContentRefined.com

Special thanks to Ewen for both his help and taking the time to share his expertise in the video above. You can learn more from him by signing up to his list here.

If we have a TON of interest and questions asked in the comments below we will setup a free webinar to answer the questions live. ​

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11 Jan

7 Reasons Why You’ll Continue To Fail as a Niche Marketer in 2017

Can you believe 2017 is here already?

Last year went fast, right?

Like some of the previous years, niche marketing went through a number of developments in 2016.

More Google search algorithm changes again.

Increased focus on content.

And the ever changing SEO techniques.

These are just some of the things that kept niche marketers busy and guessing throughout the year.

Now that we’re in the new year you can already find posts by different niche bloggers on the lessons they learned in 2016 and how they plan to succeed in the coming year.

In short, things are moving, changing and evolving at a rapid pace.

One thing that will remain constant, however, is YOUR fate as a niche marketer.

Yes, you’ll continue to fail in 2017 as well.

How do I know?

Here are some of the reasons….

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]

 


1. You Still Depend on Google for Traffic

Ever since the first Google Panda update in 2010, Google has been making regular changes to its search engine algorithms. This has made search engines the least reliable source of traffic.

You never know when the next algorithm arrives and ruins all your hard work.

Most of the back links, created with keyword rich anchor texts in the pre-Panda era, backfired and damaged the rankings of millions of websites around the web.

Blogs, full of keyword rich articles written for Google, were the biggest casualty.

In short, almost everything, that was considered good for SEO, turned bad.

You, however, still depend heavily on search engine traffic and have not developed any meaningful alternate traffic sources.

You still invest heavily in SEO and back linking, and almost all of your content is based around keywords only.

You still take advice from SEO gurus who claim to have located loopholes in Google algorithms to open floodgates of traffic to their websites.

It doesn’t work anymore, but you won’t listen.

Here’s what your Google Analytics traffic source should look like…

 

A varied range of traffic sources

 

But none of that matters anyway because you’re not even close to getting point 2 right…

 


2. You Have No Connection With Your Readers

Perhaps the most important thing in the new era of niche marketing, is building a community of loyal readers and followers who trust your advice and consider you an expert.

The online sales cycle has evolved.

You can no longer just publish random affiliate links and expect complete strangers to buy from you.

You need to build trust and establish yourself as an authority in your niche.

This requires regular engagement with your community through high quality and actionable blog posts that address different key issues of your niche in extreme detail.

It also means you need to stick to a fixed blogging schedule and publish regularly.

Otherwise you won’t be able to build the momentum required for creating a community.

We’ve slowly built up the NicheHacks Facebook Group to 26,000 members over the past couple of years and it now sends about 10% of our traffic.

 

Over 26,000 members in our Facebook Group

 

Building a community takes time, effort and planning.

And it’s the only way you can make sales now.

But wait, you’re still busy tweeting product links, right?

Good luck for 2017!

And I bet you’re STILL not doing point 3, even though every serious marketer on the face of the planet has told you you should be…

 


3. You Continue To Ignore Your Mailing List

Throughout 2016, you published countless new blog posts that generated thousands of visitors to your niche website.

But only a handful subscribed to your mailing list.

Why?

Because you have made no additional effort to make your opt-in box more prominent to the visitors.

You believe that placing it in the sidebar, with the title “Get Free Email Updates”, is enough to seduce your readers and get their email address.

Money is in the list, you’ve already heard this a million times.

It’s time now to take action.

Create a list magnet, place your opt-in box in the header and at the end of every blog post or create a pop up. Do everything to get more subscribers.

Here’s how you do a lead magnet properly…

 

A lead magnet done properly

 

As you’ll see it offers an instant solution to a key problem the NicheHacks audience has…they can’t find a niche.

They get 1781 niches delivered to them on a plate and it’s downloadable instantly.

The headline is benefit driven and clearly explains what they’ll get in return for submitting their email.

You can see why this is much more powerful than asking someone to “subscribe for blog updates”, right?

Ignoring your list is one of the prime reasons behind your continued failure as a niche marketer and this is why 2015 will be no different for you.

Which ties is nicely with point 4…

 


4. You Prefer Short Term Gains Over Long Term Business Goals

There are two types of niche marketers.

Those who treat niche marketing as a business.

And those who consider it a way to make quick bucks using a short term approach.

You’re the second type.

You’ve never considered niche marketing a business.

That’s why you’ve never created a long term plan.

You’ve just been publishing random affiliate reviews and promoting any products that offer lucrative commissions.

And probably throwing any old backlinks at your site just to rank quickly without considering the long term implications.

Instead of adopting a holistic approach to niche marketing, you’ve reduced it to a few landing pages and promotional posts to make a quick buck.

You don’t have any business values and that is why your readers don’t trust you.

You might have made a few quick bucks by promoting products that you’ve not even used.

But you’ve lost your credibility and brand image, the two most important requirements for successful niche marketing in 2017.

If you’d done things properly you could be seeing traffic stats like this one…

 

Over 1 million visitors to NH

 

And income stats like the following…

 

 

But that will never happen as your site will be penalized by Google LONG before you get close.

Or your rankings will drop due to a Google algorithm update.

Or worse still..

Your audience will have wised up to the fact you promote affiliate products you’ve never even seen let alone used.

And that ties in nicely with point 5…

 


5. You Don’t Think Like a Marketer

You call yourself a marketer.

Please start acting like one as well.

Marketers connect with their target market, listen to their problems, understand their needs and then offer solutions that can help their customers.

Their whole strategy is based on problem resolution and building trust.

What you’re doing right now is not marketing.

It’s just an opportunistic strategy built with the sole purpose of making money at any cost.

And as I said in the last point, you have no long term strategy because of which you jump into any niche and start promoting any products that offer lucrative returns.

For you, it’s all about making money, not resolving customer issues – a strategy that is bound to fail.

Which is why point #6 is something you need to address ASAP…

 


6. You Believe Passive Income Doesn’t Require Hard Work

Many of the early adopters of niche marketing believed it was an easy way of making lots of money without putting in the hard yards.

Much of that theory has changed now since most of the successful niche marketers have demonstrated how success is practically impossible without consistent hard work.

But you’re still living the old myth.

You believe hard work is not essential for success and there’s some secret shortcut that’ll make you successful one day.

That’s not going to happen.

The only secret to success is hard work.

Passive income only comes AFTER lots of hard work upfront.

Ask any successful niche marketer.

Ask Stuart!

The screenshot below shows over $40K of largely passive income from selling my own digital products.

 

Passive Income from Digital Product Sales

 

The sales mostly come from my automated sales funnel that run passively.

But I had to put the work in upfront creating the products and sales funnels upfront.

And building sustainable traffic sources away from just Google.

It would be impossible to make that income passively without the work done upfront, first.

And I bet you haven’t even thought about point #7 yet…

 


7. You Don’t Believe in Branding

The basic concept behind branding is to create a business that offers products or services with consistent quality, value, customer service and user experience.

And it has never been more important for niche marketers.

There are literally thousands of people trying their luck at niche marketing.

But just take a look at some of the most successful niche marketers and you’ll know that a major reason behind their continued success is their brand image.

They’re considered experts in their niche and people trust them as thought leaders.

Which is why they can get endorsements from big authority sites in their niche as seen in the screenshot below…

 

NicheHacks branding and trust signals

But since you’ve adopted the short term approach, you have done nothing to strengthen your brand image.

The big authorities in your niche don’t even know you exist and even if they did they certainly wouldn’t link to you.

You have a sub-standard blog, your Twitter account is hardly active, your Facebook page has no apparent connection with your main website and you still don’t have a LinkedIn page.

In short, your brand image is anything but credible.

Your site looks like a low quality, spammy, affiliate site that even your own mother wouldn’t trust.

Which is why I’ve drawn the following conclusions you need to take into consideration…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]

 


Conclusion

Niche marketing has changed dramatically over the last couple of years.

It still offers unbelievably lucrative opportunities to make a fortune.

But only to those marketers who’re willing to give it the respect it deserves.

If you’ve ignored it till now, 2017 is the time to really start focusing on creating a strong brand image in your niche through high quality content marketing

And by building a community of loyal readers who can become your most effective word of mouth marketers.

Don’t repeat the same mistakes you made this year, and the years before.

Otherwise 2017 will be another year of failure and disappointment for you.

Tell me below which of these rung the most true with you…

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10 Jan

8 Quick Hacks To Find Profitable Sub-Niches In Any Market (Updated January 2017)

Finding profitable niches is hard, right?

All the good ones are already saturated and have too much competition.

So there’s no way you could possibly compete, right?

Well I’m here today to tell you that you are wrong.

Yep, sorry about that.

As here’s the thing…

It’s true that most of the profitable niches already have a lot of people marketing in them.

Which is NOT a bad thing as it shows it’s a healthy market, with lots of products and customers.

And means there’s money to be made.

And usually enough money for everyone to get a piece of the pie.

All it means is…

If you want to compete you simply have to find your own smaller sub-niche.

Where there’s still LOTS of demand but much less competition.

As even smaller sub-niches within larger markets have a lot of demand.

And finding sub-niches is easy.

As you’ll learn with these 8 profitable niche research hacks…

 

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]

 


Firstly, What Exactly Is a Sub-Niche?

Before we dive right in let me briefly explain what a sub-niche is so we’re both on the same page.

A sub niche is simply a smaller segment of the market.

So for example weight loss is a big, general, market rather than a niche.

Weight loss for women is more niche but still quite broad.

Weight loss for women who’ve recently given birth is a sub-niche.

It’s specific and focused and caters to a very particular sub-section of the wider weight loss market.

More examples:

  • Pet Care > Dog Care > French BullDog Care > Breeding French Bulldogs
  • Making Money > Online Marketing > Traffic > SEO > SEO for ecommerce sites

You’ll always have much more chance of success if you drill down into a sub-niche of a popular wider market.

If you just try to appeal to everyone and anyone in the wider market where there’s already a LOT of competition, usually from established brands too, you’ll struggle to get success.

So always strive to go more niche using these 8 easy tricks…

 


Here’s 8 Hacks To Find Profitable Sub-Niches:

Let’s get straight down to the 8 hacks…

 


1. Simple Google Searches Reveal Gold You Might Have Missed

Let’s continue using the “weight loss for women” example.

Go to Google.com

Enter your “weight loss for women” and Google suggest instantly suggests some sub niches for you.

 

google suggest

 

  • Weight loss for women over 50
  • Weight loss for women over 40

Then hit enter and go to your search results.

Scroll right to the bottom of the page and you’ll see “searches related to..” section…

 

google related searches

 

7 potential sub niches using a basic Google search.

  • weight loss for women in their 20’s
  • weight loss supplements for women
  • weight loss pills for women
  • fast weight loss for women
  • meal plans for weight loss for women

You can take it one step further and use UberSuggest which scrapes the Google Suggest feature based on your keyword and gives you EVERYTHING people have searched for.

Potentially hundreds of sub niches will be revealed.

See how easy it is?

If you need further demonstration on finding keywords, you can use what James has revealed here in this post of finding 100 keywords in 26 minutes.

Let’s move on to the next point…

 

Nader’s thoughts: Change up your wording and get creative with what you say. Sometimes people aren’t searching exactly for weight loss for women, but instead are looking for healthy foods to lose weight. Also Google isn’t the only search engine, you can apply this method to Bing.com as well. 

 


2. Wikipedia Is A Treasure Trove Of Niche Ideas You’re Missing

Wikipedia is a great resource to discover profitable smaller niches within big markets.

Go to Wikipedia.org

Enter your niche into the search bar and hit enter.

Wiki will return what it thinks are relevant results.

 

wiki search

 

I used this trick to find out more about beekeeping for my Niche Hack report.

Look at the different niches Wiki reveals to us on the search result page.

  • Urban beekeeping
  • Heath beekeeping
  • Feeder beekeeping
  • Checkerboarding (beekeeping technique)
  • Beekeeping in Ireland
  • Beekeeping in the US
  • Beekeeping in the UK
  • Honey bee keeping
  • Bees for development

 

Wiki’s table of contents for beekeeping revealing more niches

 

Again you can take it one step further by clicking on some of these results for more information.

Click on the main ‘beekeeping’ result and the first sentence tell us…

“Beekeeping or apiculture’

So now we know beekeeping is also known as apiculture giving is a whole new term to search with.

Look at the table of contents and there’s more niches revealed….

  • Wild honey harvesting
  • History of beekeeping
  • Fixed Comb Hives
  • Movable frame hives
  • Top-bar hives
  • Protective clothing
  • Bee smokers
  • Natural beekeeping

That’s at least 17 from one search on Wikipedia.

Think about all the others that will pop up from checking out the pages on all the various sub-niches we’ve just found.

Point 3 reveals a gold mine of buyer niches…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches then click here or the image below)

1781 niches image

 


3. Use Amazon To Mine Buyer Niches That You’re Overlooking

Amazon is another easy place to find them.

Enter your niche or product of choice into the Amazon search bar.

Much like Google does Amazon suggests products to you.

 

Using Amazon’s search feature can bring up sub-niches

 

Using “lawnmowers” as an example, look what they suggest to us…

  • Qualcast lawnmowers
  • Electric lawnmowers
  • Petrol lawnmowers
  • Self propelled lawnmowers
  • Lawnmowers with roller
  • Lawnmowers battery

Then hit enter and they’ll tell you even more…

Look at the ‘show results’ section on the left hand side of the page.

 

The show results feature lists sub-features

 

It lists sub-categories:

  • Rotary Lawn Mowers
  • Walk behind Lawn Mowers
  • Lawn Mowers & Tractors
  • Hover Lawn Mowers
  • Robotic Lawn Mowers

Click on any of these sub-categories and more are revealed.

I found 13 in less than 2 minutes – see this list of products you can make money from Amazon with,

And also use this guide by Chelsea on how you can find profitable niches with Amazon.

 


4. Get A Sneaky Peak Using Amazon Book Look Inside Feature

Head over to the books section of Amazon.

Enter your niche into the search box.

A range of books on the topic will be revealed

Click on the book cover to ‘look inside’ the book.

 

look inside

 

Go to the contents page of the book.

Check out the different chapters in the book – all sub-niches.

I searched for internet marketing and the first result was a book called ‘Digital Minds’

The contents chapter revealed the following…

  • Content marketing
  • PPC
  • Landing page optimization
  • Display advertising
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Video Marketing

And various more.

All great topics to be explored.

 

Nader’s thoughts: This could be applied to Udemy, and wherever else courses and content lists are shown. You’ll be able to find the most popular courses easily and from there, you can take a closer look into it’s chapters / table of content.

Point 5 shows how to find crappy products but turn them into gold…

 


5. Use Crappy PLR To Find High Quality Niches

PLR content (public label rights) has a bad reputation for being junk and rightly so.

Most of it is badly written and not fit for sale.

However it’s not all bad and even bad PLR has it’s uses for finding sub-topics.

Go to any PLR store, I use PLRStore.com as an example.

Down the right hand side of the page they have scores of different categories.

 

PLR

 

A lot of these are fairly targeted niches themselves but you can find even deeper sub-niches by clicking on them.

The first on the list is ‘Acne’.

Click on it.

Articles pop up on a variety of different acne subjects. Many of these are sub-niches.

  • Adult acne
  • Acne prevention
  • Dealing with acne scars
  • Acne skin care tips
  • Natural acne remedies

Rinse and repeat (excuse the pun) with the other categories.

Then go do point 6 here…

 


6. Explore Your Favourite Blogs & Then Steal Their Ideas

This is a great way to find sub-topics using blogs.

Go to any blog in your niche.

You can find them using Google by simply searching “YOUR NICHE + blog” if you don’t know any in the niche you’re interested in.

 

Find blogs on niches you’re interested in on Google

 

Or even search “Top NICHE blogs” and you’ll find lists of the best blogs on the topic, usually, as you can see below…

 

There are lots of blog lists on the internet

 

Then look at which categories the blog is split up into.

Many will have them either along the top or down the side of the page for you to click on.

These different categories are often sub-niches.

For example, here’s NicheHacks and it’s categories:

 

nichehacks

 

Point 7 reveals an easy way to get more popular sub-niches..

 


7. Profit From Forum Sub-sections You Visit

Nearly all niches have forums and they can be an easy way to find smaller niches within a niche.

Go to any major forum on the topic you’re interested in and simply look at the different sections the forum has.

I typed in ‘guitar forum’ into google and found Ultimate Guiter.

 

FORUM SUB

 

Look at all the different sub-sections the forum has…

  • Songwriting & lyrics
  • Recordings
  • Tabs
  • Guitar techniques
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar accessories and gear
  • Customizing and building

All potential smaller niches you can explore.

And point #8 is one of my favourite ways to find profitable niches that pay up to 75% commission…

 


8. Find Profitable Digital Product Niches On Clickbank Easily

The Clickbank market place is packed full of digital products on almost every niche imaginable.

It’s another great resource for finding sub-topics.

Go to Clickbank.com

Then click “affiliate marketplace”

 

Clickbanks affiliate marketplace

 

Down the left hand side is some broad categories and markets.

Pick the one that most appeals to you or where your niche belongs.

 

Clickbanks wide ranging categories

 

And then click on the white arrow to reveal more sub-categories.

Then choose the most relevant category.

I choose health and fitness > women’s health.

 

Digging into Clickbanks niches

 

Now scrolling through looking at the products I can see:

  • Cellulite
  • Yeast infections
  • Natural breast enlargement
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts

And that’s just on page 1.

 

Women’s sub-niches

 

If you keep going through the 8 pages of results you’ll find dozens more.

Lots of profitable sub-niches in the women’s health market as you can see.

And let’s quickly wrap things up…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]

 


Conclusion

Using these 8 ways by themselves or in a combination with each other can easily reveal hundreds of profitable sub-niches to you.

Most of them you’d have otherwise never have known about especially if you aren’t knowledgeable in the niche you’ve chosen.

Or simply pick one of the sub-niches revealed in this post and take action on it.

By carving out your own sub-niche you can differentiate yourself from the masses who choose to create online projects around vague, broad, and obvious markets that are already tough to compete in.

Drilling down and being as specific as possible allows you to become the authority in your field and the go to site on your subject over the sites filled with vague information aimed at everyone and anyone.

So use these 8 hacks to good effect and watch as you dominate your competitors.

Take it a step further and try our report on finding your perfect niche in 7 easy steps.

Tell me which of these 8 hacks you enjoyed the most below in the comments…

 

 

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10 Jan

Discover How I Made $15,026.10 In Commissions Using Copy & Paste Emails

You’ll remember that last month I was talking A LOT about Inbox Blueprint by Anik Singal?

Well I made $15,026.10 from it just by sending some pre-written email swipes that Anik provided.

$13,026.10 in affiliate commissions.

And another $2,000 in bonus cash.

Literally copy, paste, profit.

And I want to show you how you can make easy commissions for yourself on launches like this.

No matter how small your audience is.

As well as keeping your audience happy as you’re providing them with a great product.

So if that all sounds good, let me show you how I made the $15,026.10 using pre-written emails swipes.

And how you can make easy commissions from launches like these too…

 

Side Note: Thank To You

Many of the NicheHacks tribe took the opportunity to pick up an AMAZING training that you’ll benefit from greatly.

So if you invested through my link, thanks a lot.

As I know that a LOT of top marketers were promoting it.

And you could have chosen to buy from them instead.

If you invested, you get a great course that has life-changing potential so everyone gets a real win-win here.

And I get rewarded not only with the satisfaction of knowing I’ve put you on the right track.

But also with some VERY generous commission payouts as you’ll see below.

 

 


Overview Of The Launch

Anik was paying 50% commissions to affiliates on a $1,499 course.

So you get $748.50 per sale which is amazing.

And below is a screenshot showing my sales so you can see the proof.

Note: you’ll see that some show less than the $748.50 per sale.

That’s simply because some customers took a payment plan option and have not paid in full yet.

 

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But here’s what this article is really about:

There IS a LOT to learn about from this launch from an affiliate point of view.

And I thought you’d like to see my results, strategy, and lessons learned from this launch.

So you can go out and do it for yourself on the next launch that comes along.

Look sure:

You might not make $15K especially if you’re a new or inexperienced marketer.

But these launches are EASY to make money from if you have any sort of audience.

If you can send traffic you can make money.

You don’t need to be good at copywriting, sales, affiliate promotions or writing emails.

You’ll find out more on why below…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Sales Totals: $2 Million In Overall Revenue and $30k Generated On My Behalf

And here’s the crazy thing:

The launch generated over $2 million in sales revenue overall.

All driven by affiliates like me….

…and potentially you in the future if not right now.

Yes, you could make money on a launch like this.

And almost definitely will in the future if you read this email and understand how it all works….

…then put it into action.

And the great thing:

Without any need for hard selling or promotion.

As this is a value based launch.

And is quite likely to have been one of the biggest product launches of the year in the IM space.

 


Here Are Some Interesting Numbers For You:

  • I personally was responsible for over $30K in sales which I’ll share more on below.
  • 8 of the top performing affiliates each sent over $100K in sales individually.
  • And the top 3 sending over half a million dollar in sales between them.

Just look at the screenshot below for proof of that…

 

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So as you can see this is a HUGELY profitable launch.

And of a solid product too.

Which means it’s a WIN WIN for everyone whether you’re the vendor, the affiliate or the customer.

Let’s look at how this launch is different from most…

 


Here’s How This Launch Worked:

Inbox Blueprint is NOT a cheap product.

It’s a complete A to Z training course with everything you need from training to tools to support included.

It cost $1,499 or more if you took the payment plan option.

And for products like this, a different launch approach is needed from the usual $9 info-product.

There has to be MORE value, MORE warm up and LESS hard selling.

So they went with the ‘event style’ launch which is becoming increasingly popular with high-end products these days.

Basically, it works like this:

  • They put out a series of free reports, training videos and actionable webinars
  • And all you as an affiliate has to do is send your email list to register for them.
  • You never have to promote or do a sales email because after going through the free warm up content your audience are simply offered the chance to invest.

And I’m happy with that as these launch types are a win-win for everyone.

They are much easier to promote as an affiliate as it’s all value driven with no hard sells needed.

And the customer gets a less sales-ey experience and more value out of it.

And here’s another reason why this launch and ones like it are good for affiliates like me and you…

There were some BIG incentives for affiliates to promote too.

Whoever could send the most LEADS.

And that’s LEADS (email sign ups) not sales won a Ford Mustang or $20K in cash!

Just for sending leads.

And here’s why that’s really crazy…

Usually, leads don’t count for anything in a launch as only SALES matters.

 

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Personally, I landed #6 on the LEADS leader board.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the free reports and videos as you helped me win!

And won $2,000 in bonus cash, ON TOP of my commissions, as you can see below…

 

4

 

And the prizes were even crazier.

First place could either choose an Audi A5 or BMW Convertible or take the cash equivalent of $40,000.

As you can see below…

 

5

 

And that’s just the top prizes.

Anyone in the top 10 for leads or sales was rewarded with bonus cash prizes.

Well, over $200K in prizes would have been paid out to affiliates on top of their commissions.

So that should give you an idea about the scale of the launch and the money available.

And I will talk about my personal results further in the email.

But first…

Let’s talk about my strategy now which you can emulate…

 


My Strategy: Pre-Written Emails and No Bonuses

Usually, on a launch, I would never ever use vendor provided email swipes.

These are basically pre-written email promos affiliates can use.

And most of the time they are poorly written and hyped up garbage IME.

Vendors throw them together quickly just so they can have something there for lazy affiliates.

And most serious affiliates would never use them.

However on an EVENT style launch like this one.

Where it’s based around getting people to sign up for free reports and to watch training videos.

Or to register for webinars.

It’s a different story.

As you’re not trying to sell…

…simply trying to provide value and get them to register.

So using the swipes is OK in a situation like this.

As they tend to be straight to the point telling people about the free report and videos.

So I basically took the swipes for inspiration, re-wrote them slightly in my own style, and sent them.

It took me just a few hours to have all my emails for the launch written saving a ton of time.

And here’s the unusual thing:

Usually, on a big launch like this it would be the norm to run a huge bonus offer.

As so many marketers are going to be mailing hard for the product.

And all offering huge bonuses worth thousands of dollars.

But for a launch like this the product speaks for itself.

So I didn’t feel the need to create an epic bonus.

And actually was short on time as I was on vacation.

So I did NOT create a bonus offer.

And as you’ll see from my results later it certainly didn’t hinder me.

Sure maybe next time I would include one as it can’t do any harm.

But the point is it’s not essential.

There’s also no need for you to try and get creative with your emails.

Or do any promotion or hard selling.

Just get your leads to the free report, video training and webinar sign up pages.

And let them do the rest.

Anik and his team already had a well-tested funnel in place that converts.

You do not need to do anything but send the leads.

And now for the exciting part, the results…

 


My Results: $13k In Commissions and $2k Bonus Cash

 

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Yes that screenshot above is showing I have made $13,026.10 in commissions so far.

I made in total 27 sales according to the stats.

That does NOT include the extra $2K in bonus cash I receive for being #6 in the LEADS contest.

And it’s not even the final payout amount.

As many people chose to take a payment plan option than pay up front.

So so far I’ve only been paid commissions on their first installments.

And will get 50% of each payment they make.

I estimate that I will receive a further $7,200 in commissions or more when they finish their payments.

Minus any refunds of course.

Sadly I didn’t land in the top 10 of the SALES leader board.

I was #14.

Which means I don’t get any bonus cash from that.

But when you’re battling against huge names like Adam Short, Mark Ling and Mark Roth (OfferVault) that have lists of 100,000s…

…you really need to do well to land in the top 10.

And I actually came ahead of Mark Roth and other big names, so go me! 😀

So can you see the huge potential to make money on launches like these?

You just send people to free reports and training videos where.they opt in and get loads of value and actionable content.

Then slowly but surely they are warmed up to the product vendor and the product.

And see the benefit of investing without any need for a hard sell.

They get the life-changing training, support, and knowledge they need.

And you get generous commissions as an affiliate.

Everyone wins.

You should look to promote big event style, value-driven, launches like these as an affiliate.

But aside from these results, I’d also like to share what I think are the most important lessons from the launch….

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Lessons Learned

Here are the 7 biggest lessons from an affiliate view and that you can learn from…

 


1. Promote A to Z Courses As They Are a Win-Win

A to Z courses like Inbox Blueprint are a great solution for your audience.

They give them all the content and training they need.

Plus the guidance, support, and community.

And you usually get access to the product owners too.

And the tools and software you need to make it happen.

Basically, all the pieces of the puzzle and a roadmap to make it happen.

This is a WIN-WIN for everyone.

Your customer gets a great product that will change their lives if they take action on it.

And you get generous commission payouts as they are high end and pay well.

 


2. Promote Event Style Launches

These event style launches where it’s about free reports, videos, and webinars…

…are great to report.

You don’t need to sell or promote.

Just send clicks to the opt-in pages.

Then the vendor and his sales funnels do the rest.

They warm your audience up, give them value, build trust, and make you money.

Seek them out.

 


3. It’s OK To Use Modified Swipe Emails On Launches Like These

Usually, you shouldn’t use vendor swipes.

They are for the most part poorly written and rushed and they are untested.

Plus hundreds of other affiliates are sending them too.

So you just look lazy and bad like another “me too” affiliate.

And that’s never good.

But on launches like these where it’s NOT a hard sell launch.

And you’re just sending people to opt-in pages for free reports and videos.

Use them but modify them to be in your own words.

Take the ideas in them and re-write them.

It saves you a lot of time and they work.

 


4. There’s No Need To Hard Sell Or Promote Just Send Leads

Your job on a launch like this is NOT to sell or promote.

It’s just to send clicks to the opt-in page.

Don’t try and sell the product.

Just get people interested in reading the free reports and watching the videos.

The vendor and the sales funnels do the rest.

 


5. Take Advantage Of The Pre-Sell Period As The Leads Accumulate

This is a HUGE one.

These launches have pre-sell / warm up periods.

Where you send leads to free content long before the product is even on sale.

This is one of the most important parts of the launch.

Get your subscribers to this free content as early as possible.

It gets them engaged and warmed up to the marketer and their ideas.

And all those leads are cookied with your affiliate ID.

So when it comes to the LEADS contest…you’ve already got a ton of leads in the system.

Then when it comes to the SALES part…

…again you’ve already beat other affiliates to the punch and got your affiliate ID cookied.

 


6. Mail Hard And Mail Often

Do NOT be scared to mail hard especially with launches like these.

You’re not hard selling or getting hyped up.

Simply sending them to different content.

So it’s all action packed value based and they want to consume it.

They won’t feel annoyed by it at all.

 


7. Bonuses Are a Good Idea But Not Essential.

As I mentioned earlier I did NOT include a bonus package with this.

Simply due to lack of time.

And it didn’t work out too shabby for me as the $13K+ in commissions shows.

But most other affiliates likely did include HUGE bonus packages.

And it may have cost me a handful of sales to other marketers who did.

Many of your customers WILL go bonus shopping.

So whilst not essential they ARE a good idea.

So I would recommend putting together something.

It provides value to your customer and makes you stand out.

The best bonuses are ones that address a weakness or issue of the main product.

Or compliment it and add something extra to it.

No product is perfect so look for something missing and create a bonus that fills in the gap.

Those are my 7 most important lessons from promoting this launch as an affiliate.

And I believe they will be important for you too.

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Final Words

So to wrap things up:

Thanks again if you invested in Inbox Blueprint through my link.

I appreciate that I provided enough value to you that you were willing to invest.

And I really appreciate the income it earned me.

Plus the fact you’ve got a great course and a mentor to learn from in Anik.

And to re-iterate:

Event style launches like these and A to Z courses are a great choice for you as an affiliate and your subscribers.

Not only do they benefit from the potentially life changing course.

But you get paid well without having to promote hard or do any hard selling.

You just send leads to value-based content and they do the rest.

And even if you’re a new marketer and have a small audience you can make money from launches like these.

Just re-write the swipes in your own voice and send.

And don’t forget the PRE-SELL and warm up process as it’s an easy way to get a jump on other affiliates.

I hope this was useful for you as I enjoyed writing it….

 

Do you have experience with launches? Are you just starting out?

What would be your strategy after reading all of this?

 

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10 Jan

Timeline to Make a Profitable Website

From feedback in the great Facebook Group here there have been questions around the topic of what timeline should people be following if they are joining us on the Mortgage Crushing Competition or the How to Make to Make a Website that makes money in 2017 challenge.

This post attempts to layout the modules we will be covering them and where in the process I suggest you be.

One important clarification is that we will be sharing our journey and documenting the steps/providing training to follow along but there is no reason you can’t work ahead or if you come late you should still be able to cover everything.

Approximate Timeline to Follow:

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Where Should You Be Now?

If you are wanting to follow along closely with each module then right now after the first week in January you should have generated a list of ideas based on Module 1 here.  Most importantly you should have that big list refined down to 1-2 ideas that you will work on in Module 2 to validate with Keyword Research.

  • Need Help? If you are ever hung up I want to be able to provide a win-win where my team can help. As a potential win-win if you are stuck but considering using a PBN you can purchase a 5 site PBN and my team will review your competitions backlinks, keyword difficulty and provide our recommendation if your idea is valid. This way you will have a PBN already built and ready to promote your site when the time comes.

 

What Kind of Timeline for Results Should You Expect?

Based on the timeline above when can you expect to see results? The answer is that if the starting date for launching the site is at the end of January we are aiming at a graph that looks like the image below but shifted back a couple months.

The image below is for a site we will be sharing as a case study showing exactly what we did week by week to build and promote it in 2016.

But basically it was an Amazon Associate site that was built with great keyword research and then building a PBN and sending consistent promotion to it.

As you can see it took a good few months before the amount of traffic

 

Any Shortcuts? NO but Help for Parts You Struggle With Is Available:

There are absolutely NO shortcuts that will mean you don’t need to put in the work!

However, if there are some parts of the process that you would rather not do yourself so you can focus on the parts of the process you are better at there are productized services which can help you!

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07 Jan

31 Lessons Learned From Making $90,680.75 In Affiliate Commissions On JVZOO (Updated January 2017)

Affiliate CommissionsIf you could miss out all the learning and mistake making parts and skip straight to the money making parts you would, right?

Me too.

Well here’s the deal:

I can’t fast forward you to super affiliate status just yet

However…

I can show you what I’ve learned as an affiliate from making $90,680.75 in commission to date just on JVOO.com.

Here’s the proof in the image below…

 

jvzoo-commissions

 

And that does not include bonus prize money from winning affiliate contests (I estimate that’s worth another $15K at least but I’ve never recorded it).

And it doesn’t include commissions from the other affiliate networks I use like Amazon, Clickbank, W+, Commission Junction, ShareASale and more.

But anyway that’s not the point…

Whilst I’ve made a lot of commissions on JVZOO I’ve also made a lot of mistakes too that have cost me.

So by reading this quick and easy affiliate lesson guide you can not only learn what worked and copy them.

But also learn ALL of the mistakes I’ve made and avoid them for yourself.

And don’t worry if you’re not promoting products on JVZOO as the simple affiliate lessons here apply to whatever affiliate network you use, especially if you promote affiliate products.

So here’s those 31 affiliate lessons that will increase your affiliate profits…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


1. This Is Where The BIG Money Is…

Your customers love products launches. 

This is where the BIG money is.

That’s probably no surprise to you, right?

But here’s why that is and how you can take advantage of it (in an ethical way)…

There’s the excitement of a new product and system.

The hype.

The buzz.

The thought that they are going to discover some brand, new, system, no one else knows about that will solve all their problems.

The scarcity and fear of missing out when the launch is over and the price rises or the product goes offline.

Launches flat out work and you’ll make far more money in the few short days when a launch is on than you will from months of promoting an evergreen product not in launch phase.

Here’s a screenshot showing some nice earning product launches I’ve taken part in…

 

Some of the launches on JVZOO

Some of the launches on JVZOO

 

So get involved with product launches as an affiliate.

No matter how many other big marketers are involved.

There’s room for everyone.

HOWEVER:

Make sure you are not 100% reliant on them for all your income as if one doesn’t go to plan and you don’t make much or any money…you’re in trouble.

More revealed on this later, but for not check out this sales maximizing tip…

 


2. Maximize Sales By Emailing Like This…

If you only mail once or twice you won’t make nearly as many sales as if you promote daily through a product launch period.

I typically mail 3 times on launch day, twice a day throughout the launch, then 3 times again on the final day.

If you just send 1 or 2 emails it doesn’t seem like you fully believe in the product.

I talked about using The Crush Campaign on a recent promo which involves heavy, daily mailing, which you can use as a guide.

 

Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well...

Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well…

 

To further back up this point…

There’s an age old marketing adage called “The Rule of 7”. developed by the movie industry in the 1930 to increase movie sales.

They figured out the average person needed to see their movie trailer or ads 7 times before they went to see the film.

In marketing terms it means a prospect needs to be exposed to your advertising at least 7 times to compel them to take action.

Now not everyone needs 7 exposure to buy, some will on the first exposure.

But the point stands that not everyone will purchase the first time you recommend them a product.

The more you show them your marketing message the more chance they will buy.

Typically the bulk of all sales come from day 1 and the final day but the days in between add up to a substantial amount too so mail daily.

Next, we will quickly talk about how to pick “win win” products…

 


3. How To Pick A Product That Benefits Your Audience AND Makes You Money

Picking products isn’t difficult when you know the problem your audience have and what the solution is.

This is the first step.

You don’t go hunting for ‘good affiliate products’ or ‘high converting products’ you go figure out what your audiences problems are and how to solve them (you should already know this).

Then you find products which solve these problems.

I mean we’d all be tempted with a product with stats like in the screenshot below…

 

Super high converion and sales rate

Super high converion and sales rate

 

But make sure it IS something your audience actually needs and solves a problem.

Just because it’s a high selling product and good doesn’t mean your audience actually need it.

There is endless choice of good products that they do need in most profitable niches.

So simply match there need with a high converting and profitable product that you’ll make money from.

It’s a win win….

They get their problem solved and you make some commission for your time and work.

You may find the perfect product but it doesn’t convert well…should you promote it anyway?

Tricky one but probably not.

Because if it doesn’t convert (because of bad sales page or other reason) then few people will buy it and then fewer people get their problem solved which doesn’t help either.

The more people getting their problem solved the better.

So find a balance of problem solving product that also converts or you’re wasting everyone’s time.

And now let’s briefly talk about how not to be boring…

 


4. Don’t Bore Your List To Death

If you’re anything like me when I first started doing affiliate promos I’d pick one angle and run with it through the whole campaign.

Every email would basically say the same thing over and over again in a slightly different way or share the same results but with a different headline.

It’s boring and ineffective.

No one wants to read the same thing time and time again.

You’ll see in the screenshot below the different headline angles I’ve taken for one promo…

 

A range of different email headlines with different angles

A range of different email headlines with different angles

 

Take a different approach in every email.

Go with results, testimonials, stories, tell them what they’ll gain by purchasing, tell them what they’ll lose by not purchasing.

Mix it up.

And make sure you know the best days to mail which I’m about to reveal below…

 


5. Mail Hard On These Two Days…

I mentioned this already but you should mail hard on the first and last days.

It’s where the bulk of your sales will come from.

Typically 20-25% of all sales I make will be on day 1.

And on occasions up to 50% have occurred on the final day (particularly with a mid range product of around $199-$500 but also with low end $7 where 20.98% of all sales on average come on the final day.

People either want to be the first to buy into a new product as they get caught up in the excitement.

Or they hold off until they are forced to make a decision through fear of missing out, price rises or products going offline.

Did you know you can use Fill In The Blank Email Templates…

 


6. Save Time With Fill In The Blank Templates On Every Launch

Until recently I had no process or direction for writing promo emails.

I just opened up Word and started typing whatever came into my head,

It was totally hit and miss what would come up. Emails with no structure that could either be a hit or a flop.

Then after buying The Commission Machine by Michael Chenney (this product is one of the best I’ve ever bought) I learned about email types I never used.

And it also occurred to me that you could actually template-ize your emails in many instances.

So I set about finding or creating email templates.

Some I found online from Digital Marketer…

Like their Gain, Logic, Fear series (these work like crazy!) below…

 

Gain, Fear, Logic

Gain, Fear, Logic

 

Get them here: Gain Logic Fear Templates

Others were templates using proven copywriting techniques like the 60 Seconds Sales Hook and PAS Formula.

Get the 60 Seconds Sales Hook here: 60 Second Sales Hook

And the PAS formula: Pas Formula

And others I made myself based on my most successful emails…

The “results” and “bonus” emails were born among others.

Here’s a screenshot showing my simple “LIVE” template in action…

 

My 'LIVE' promo email

My ‘LIVE’ promo email

 

These are talked about more inside my product here: 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks

Download these templates and use them.

If you’re already having some success with affiliate promos check your own emails to see if there’s any common email types you send that can be made into templates.

Do you know these basic techniques…

 


7. Learn These Basic Techniques And You Will Sell More Instantly

I touched on this above but really even studying some really basic copywriting techniques will instantly make you sell more.

When I started implementing the 60 Seconds Sales Hook and PAS formulas into every email promo I did my sales increased massively.

The 60 Seconds Sales Hook emails. as shown below, now account for 9.66% of all sales on average on a promo.

 

The Powerful 60 Seconds Sales Hook

The Powerful 60 Seconds Sales Hook

 

And the PAS Formula 9.70% on average.

They work time and time again.

Do you know the Early Bird technique to beat other affiliates to the punch?

Let me quick explain…

 


8. Beat Everyone Else To The Punch With The ‘Early Bird’ Trick

Usually you can get your affiliate link in advance before a product launch has even started.

When someone clicks it it will either go to a blank page, a “coming soon” or an optin page rather than the sales page.

So they can’t buy but they are already “cookied” with your affiliate ID.

That means you’ve got the jump on most other affiliates who won’t email until launch time.

You’ll see an example of it here in the screenshot…

 

presell-email

An example of a pre-sell email headline I used recently

 

Early bird emails mean a much higher chance of you being credited for the sale when they do buy.

Pre-sale / early bird emails account for 14.54% of all my total sales on average on promos – can you ignore that?

Send out warm up emails, which build up the curiosity of the launch, for 2 to 3 days in advance and include your affiliate link that leads to the opt in or coming soon page.

Then when the launch finally kicks off you’re already ahead of 99% of other affiliates as you’ve already got your cookie set.

I don’t think anyone does this next point but it works SO well…

 


9. Survey Your Audience Then Use It To Your Advantage

The more you know about your audience, about their motivations, problems, and what makes them tick the more you can relate your promos to them.

Just think, would you respond more to a generic email that says nothing to you personally or one that really resonates with you and your situation?

And I don’t just mean using “personalisation” like their names in email.

But knowing things like their frustrations, what they struggle with, why they want to succeed, how they feel.

Look at this question I ask them…

 

survey

An example of one of my survey questions

 

Do you see how powerful that is?

For example if you’re in the IM niche and you know that your audience…

  • Work 50 hours a week.
  • Hate their job and feel underpaid
  • And want to be a successful blogger
  • But can’t make more than $100 online.
  • Don’t know how to get traffic…

…then you can use this information in your emails and show them how these problems can be solved via what you are promoting.

You can also relate to them by showing how you have been in a similar situation in the past (assuming you have been).

The more you know about them the more effective your promos will be.

Here’s a good list of things to find out…

  • Their demographics (gender, age, country, race, income)
  • Struggles in life in general and in relation to your niche
  • How they currently feel about their life
  • How long they have been struggling with their problem (within your niche, i.e. o make money online, to lose weight, to meet a girl etc)
  • WHY they want a solution and what it means to them
  • WHY they haven’t achieved that solution yet
  • WHAT drives them to do what they do
  • Their biggest regrets in life so far
  • What they’d do once they had success
  • Where they currently are in their journey

Survey them using free Surveys on SurveyMonkey.com and ask your email list and social media followers.

There’s a single email type I use that accounts for 18.78$ of my sales on average.

I’ve shared it with you below…

 


10. These Type Of Emails Account For 18.78% Of All My Sales, Use Them

There’s nothing people like more than PROOF.

Show them what you are recommending / teaching them works.

Screenshots (great in the IM niche) ike the one above…

 

9-wsopro-product-sales

A screenshot showing sales of my digital products in WSO+ which I’ve used as proof in the past

 

Before and after pictures (great weight loss / body building)

Videos of what you’re teaching in action.

Testimonials from success stories.

I always show my own results or results from my tribe in my promo emails, they account for 18.78% of all sales on average.

And I would never have believed this worked until I tested it…

 


11. Even $1 Discounts Work Well So Get Them Where Possible

A while back an affiliate manager asked me if I wanted a discount code to give to my audience.

I said sure why not.

The discount was for a whopping $1!

The product only cost $7 so I didn’t think this $1 discount was going to generate much sales.

I had a surprise in store.

I sent out an email offering the $1 discount….and in the end it resulted in 20 sales or 12.90% of all sales in that promotion.

If you can get a discount from the vendor then use it.

Here’s another email type that brings in 15.61% of all my sales on average…

 


12. This Emails Makes Up 15.61% Of All Sales

A simple way of selling anything is by telling people what they have to gain by purchasing.

Seems pretty obvious now, doesn’t it?

61% of all sales on average come from my simple and short email about what they have to gain.

I use DigitalMarketers template from the gain, logic, fear series.

Get it here: Gain Logic Fear Templates

 

Ryan Diess knows what he's talking about

Ryan Diess knows what he’s talking about

 


13. Here’s Why Affiliate Launches Are Great And Also Evil

If your whole income and business is reliant on affiliate commission and even worse on doing well in affiliate contests to win bonus cash prizes you’re in trouble.

Or will be soon.

I was in this situation for a while and I’m not completely out the water yet.

For a long time I had to do well in affiliate promos and win some bonus cash to have a profitable month.

If I didn’t get involved with an affiliate promotion I hardly made any money as that was my sole income stream.

But what happens on the months when there’s no good or suitable products being released?

Or you don’t have time to write an email promotion?

Maybe you’re sick, travelling or taking a break from work.

How about if you promote and the launch bombs.

Or it doesn’t convert well for you because so many other super affiliates are on board?

You’re going to be broke that month so have back up income from your own products.

Like my membership site for example which brings in passive income..

 

798 paying members of my membership site to diversify income

798 paying members of my membership site to diversify income

 

It’s happened to me before…

I’ve promoted a “guaranteed” big launch and it’s flopped.

No one made any money.

I’ve been out-gunned by other super affiliates and barely made any commission and no cash bonuses.

So the solution?

Have evergreen sales funnels in place with evergreen affiliate products or your own digital products that run on auto-pilot when someone opts into your website / opt in page.

It’s a whole other topic for a whole other time but we’ve covered it to some extent here…

34 Lessons Learned From Running NicheHacks For 18 months

Oh and you’re not boring your list to death by doing what I share below are you…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


14. Don’t Bore Your List To Death By Doing This

Each email I send out is a different type.

And yours should be too or you’ll bore your audience to death.

I’ve touched on it above with the email templates but here’s some more info.

There’s many different types of emails you can send:

  • A product review
  • An FAQ email
  • Results based email
  • Story
  • An overview of what you get with the product
  • An overview of your bonuses
  • An email telling your audience what they have to gain
  • Another telling them what they have to lose
  • Using proven copywriting techniques like 60 Seconds Sales Hook and PAS Formula
  • Final Warning & Scarcity based emails on the final day
  • Checklist emails.

I touch on much of this in my product 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks as you can see below…

 

101 Digital Affiliate Hacks

101 Digital Affiliate Hacks

 


15. Don’t Be Like The Thousands Of Other “Me Too” Affiliates

Most affiliates just try and hype everything to death.

You know the type of emails…

“My buddy Mr Guru just released a brand new, revolutionary, never seen before product that will make you $XXXXX whilst you sleep, you better get it now before it’s too late because in 30 seconds the price will quadruple and then 5 minutes later he’ll delete the product from the internet”

Works to an extent for a limited period of time but everyone is doing it and it just becomes frustrating after a while.

Try to keep things hype free and if there’s no scarcity then don’t create fake scarcity

I.e. if the product is NOT going offline don’t say it is.

Keep it realistic and don’t make exaggerated claims.

Because when you tell people the price is rising or that a product is going offline…many people check after to see if it’s true.

And when they find out it’s not they stop trusting you.

Sometimes it’s hard as an affiliate as vendors aren’t honest with us either.

They say it’s rising in price or going offline then it doesn’t.

So be cautious and check what the vendor has done on previous launches.

This is a novel approach…

 


16. Promote Products You’ve Actually Used And Can Seriously Vouch For

The difference between a promo where the affiliate has used and can vouch for the product is a world apart from one where they have no idea what they are promoting.

You can see the difference a mile away.

A typical promo when a product hasn’t been used is filled with generic emails that don’t really tell you anything, you know the type..

“My good friend Mr Slimy Saleman just released THE BEST PRODUCT EVER

It’s amazing, it gets you lots of money”

You should buy it now before it’s too late..

>> LINK TO SPAMMY PRODUCT HERE”

Where as one where the affiliate has used the product will go into specific details and really dig deep into what benefits it has.

Promote what you’ve used and had results with….haven’t had any results from any products?

Then you’re probably in the wrong niche. 😉

At the very least go through the product before you promote to get a good feel for what it is, how it will benefit your audience, and what it does.

If you find out that it isn’t really that good….don’t promote it regardless of how much you’ll make.

Think of the long term, you make money today, but next week no one wants to check out anything you recommend as you gave them junk last time.

I like to share my results with screenshots to show what I’m saying is true, see that here in the image…

 

results

A snippet from one of my results based emails

 


17. Give Away Unique Bonuses Like This So You Stand Out

Bonuses are a strange one.

Most affiliates say they are essential and many tell you to focus on your bonuses over everything else as this will be what differentiate yourself from every other affiliate.

However I don’t quite agree….

I often forget or don’t have time to create bonuses for affiliate promos so simply don’t.

I’ve won affiliate contests without them.

But it make sense to include them.

The best bonuses are ones which compliment the main product and even better if they can or speed up and make easier the benefit the main product is claiming to offer.

As it’s one more way to stand out from everyone else especially when you are offering high quality and unique bonuses and not PLR junk (so many affiliates put no thought into them)

I keep it simple most of the time – I create bonuses from my blog content, lead magnets, or membership site.

All the bonuses listed in the screenshot below were already created:

 

Here's the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)...

Here’s the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)…

 

Or create something original if I feel it will be a real benefit and can be done quickly.

I will also re-use bonuses and re-purpose them from previous launches if they are relevant.

But for me bonuses aren’t as important as many affiliates say they are and definitely not the focus of my campaign.

However I still recommend you do use them wherever possible.

This next point is so obvious but so overlooked in the affiliate industry…

 


18. Be Honest About The Product So Your Audience Trust You

There’s no need to lie about a product or make it out to be perfect.

I doubt any product is, all have downsides.

So highlight the problems and downsides of the product and people will see you’re not just trying to sugar coat things and make it all out to be good.

When you figure out the con’s of a product you can create bonuses that fill in the gaps.

You’ll see that I did that here for Commission Cartel in the screenshot…

 

Highlighting some of the issues with the product

Highlighting some of the issues with the product

 

This makes both the product and your bonuses more valuable and you instantly more trustworthy.

You’re giving the good and the bad and it shows you’ve actually checked the product yourself instead of promoting blind.

 


19. Go Through The Funnel So You Know What’s On Offer

Nothing worse than sending your audience through a sales funnel with 17 OTOs or that simply doesn’t work and leaves you stuck in an endless loop of sales pages and not able to access your product.

They’ll just get frustrated with you and the product vendor.

Go through the funnel in advance, take note of what’s on offer, see if anything annoys you or doesn’t work right and note it in your promo or let the vendor know so they can fix before you promote.

Your audience will love your honesty.

 


20. People Want To Know This But No One Tells Them

One of the most common questions I’m asked by my audience is “What are the OTOs / upsells.”

People want to know before even considering purchasing the main product.

But so few marketers mention them, probably because they haven’t checked or went through the funnel to see.

 

An email discussing the upsells

An email discussing the upsells

 

Your audience like to know what they might be expected to spend before making that initial purchase and what’s on offer and how necessary it is.

So find out and tell them.

And please don’t make this next mistake…

 


21. Don’t Just Focus On Conversion Rate And EPCs Or You’ll Get Tripped Up

I’ve made this mistake before…

You see what looks like an epic launch.

Incredible looking sales page, high converting sales copy, strong EPCs, high commissions, lots of top name marketers involved, tons of buzz around it.

You think it must surely be an incredible product so you jump on board without checking it out properly or testing it fully.

For example if it’s a software you just have a quick look through it and decide it looks good and should probably work.

Then a few days into the launch it becomes clear there’s a massive bug, it doesn’t work as advertised or it’s got a security hack for example.

You are screwed.

You just promoted a junk product to your list and lost your credibility

They will never trust you again.

And there’s about to be a huge influx of refunds meaning you lose a lot of commission just like in the image below…

 

You don't want refund rates like this

You don’t want refund rates like this

 

Make sure you know EXACTLY what you are promoting at all times.

Stick with tried and tested vendors with a solid reputation, low refund rates, and who offer good support.

And if you want to REALLY sell affiliate products you’ll need to look at the next point…

 


22. Without This Asset You’re Going To Struggle To Sell Much

Without an email list you are going to struggle to sell many affiliate products.

Product reviews on your website or blog, social media promotions or traffic direct to offers can result in some sales but nowhere close to an affiliate promotion via email.

All my promos are done via my email list and it consistently gives me the best ROI.

There’s a reason why every super affiliate has an email list….it works.

Build your email list.

Is #23 a good description of you…

 


23. Are You An Opportunity Seeker?

You might have read some big marketers telling you that you should be selling in every email.

It’s debatable whether that’s the best long term strategy.

It works for some because of the way they have their business set up and the way they approach their promotions (and they are clever marketers and skilled copywriters)

For example one of the biggest and best email marketers is Ben Settle.

He promotes in every email but he does it in a non hype-y, no sale-y type a way.

He educates, entertains and amuses and sells that way.

He also tends to mostly promote his own monthly email newsletter subscription.

 

A Ben Settle email promoting as always

A Ben Settle email promoting as always

 

Then you’ve got another email marketing giant….Andre Chaperon.

He hardly ever promotes but when he does you trust him because of it.

So whilst it works for some it doesn’t work for everyone…

It totally depends on your business model and what you’re selling.

If you’re promoting a different affiliate product every day you’re just going to look like a chancer looking to make a quick buck.

An opportunity seeker

Very quickly people will lose trust in you.

There cannot possibly be so many valuable products that you’ve used and believe in coming out each and every day

And believe it or not, there’s a way to sell less but make MORE…

 


24. How To Sell Less But Make More

Higher priced products tend to sell in less volume than $7 products obviously…

But with their higher commission payouts you can easily make much more money.

Just look at what I recently made on the Inbox Blueprint launch which was a $1,999 product…

 

Commissions From Inbox Blueprint

Commissions From Inbox Blueprint

 

And the good thing about promoting products like this:

Higher end products tend to be more complete systems than the cheap $7 ones giving more value to your audience.

Don’t write off promoting higher end courses and products, many of your audience WANT this stuff and have the ability to buy it.

There’s a few things you 100% need to check in advance or risk losing the trust of your audience…

 


25. Check This Stuff In Advance Or Risk Losing Trust

There’s some things you must check before you promote a vendor regardless of how good the product is…

  • Their reputation
  • Average refund rate
  • If they are a serial product launcher with a new product every week
  • Their customer support service
  • What they do after the launch with your audience (spamming them every day?)

As it can come back to bite you.

Validate them before as you’ll ruin your relationship with your audience if vendors you vouch for aren’t quite as ethical as you.

The offer in the screenshot might look tempting with over 11% conversion rate but look more closely and it has a 90% refund rate too…

 

90% refund rate

90% refund rate

 

So pay close attention to all the stats.

And check past history with the vendor to see what stats on his previous launch look like.

This next, and very simple, point will make your life easier…

 


26. Know What You Are Promoting And When

I plan my promo calendar out at the end of the previous month where possible.

And you should too…

That way you can plan out your promo dates, think about what you’ll write about, do your research on the product and vendor if you need to.

Then you can gather testimonials from your audience and work out their problems in relation to this product.

Then create your bonuses and structure your content around your promos.

Which results in a better and more profitable affiliate promo than a last minute rushed affair.

This next point quickly shares how you can promote a lot if you also do one other thing…

 


27. Most People Don’t Mind You Promoting If You Also Do This

If you’re just promoting for the sake of making yourself money you’re screwed.

And YES, both you and I do this for the money.

It would be a lie to say otherwise.

This isn’t charity or some hippy dippy bullsh*t about making the world a better place.

But here’s the thing…

It can’t just be about YOU and the fact you want to increase your bank balance.

You have to help other people get what they want for them to give you what you want, i.e. the money.

And most of your audience will not have a problem with you recommending stuff to them if they know you have their best interests at heart.

The ones that have a problem are the ones you don’t want in your audience anyway, they probably just want everything for free and don’t plan to buy anything.

However if you are promoting simple because YOU want to benefit and make money from them they are going to get annoyed quickly.

So promote but promote wisely.

Pick products which will best serve your audience and solve their problems.

And be sure to be honest and deliver value in every promo email you send out, that way your audience won’t mind being promoted to.

But never, EVER, be afraid to do this next thing…

 


28. You Should Not Be Afraid To SELL

A lot of us, at some point or other, have a real issue with selling to our audiences.

It doesn’t come natural and feels slimy.

Like we’re a used car sales man trying to trick them into parting with their money.

It’s pretty natural but a dangerous way of thinking.

You should not be afraid to recommend HIGH QUALITY and PROBLEM SOLVING products to your audience.

I overcame this fear by reading the book pictured below…

 

One of the best books on the mindset needed for selling

One of the best books on the mindset needed for selling

 

Remember why your came to you?

For help.

They have a problem and they need a solution.

They asked you for help.

If you don’t recommend them the products which can solve their problems they might never get that help.

And some other dishonest marketer might falsely recommend something else that won’t really help making them worse off.

Your job as a marketer is to guide them on the right path and help them solve their problems like they’ve asked you to.

If you don’t then you’ve failed them and failed in your job.

So get out this disastrous mindset that “selling is bad” and into the mindset that “selling is good….

…when you are giving them products which solve their problems”.

It’s only bad when you’re selling them something they don’t need that won’t help them.

Selling Ice to people who live in Igloos isn’t cool, yo!

Remember they came to you for help so you owe it to yourself and them to get these problem solving products into their hands.

And please don’t be afraid to do this next point…

 


29. Don’t Be Afraid To Promote These Types Of Offers, They Pay Well

I used to think that no one would buy high end products if I recommended them as most of the stuff I promote was at the lower end of the spectrum.

But I’ve sold courses that cost up to $2,000 before and everything else in between.

See the screenshot showing sales of Niche Profit Full Control in 2016…

 

Over $13K in past few months from promoting NP FC at $1,999

Over $13K in past few months from promoting NP FC at $1,999

 

Many people in your audience have the ability to buy higher end courses and products.

And are actively looking for them too as they are a more complete solution over a $7 product which teaches part of the puzzle.

Try it.

Your audience will often thank you for it.

Some of my happiest audience members are the guys who have bought more expensive products on my recommendation.

This next point is overlooked but golden for making more commissions…

 


30. Ask Your Tribe For Feedback On Vendors And Products 

A little “hack” I do before any promotion is to get feedback and insights from my audience on the product and vendors I plan to promote.

This works great on relaunches of products and courses where members of your audience have bought before.

You can get their feedback on it, good and bad, and use this in your promo.

It allows you to get testimonials from them.

And also to address any issues they have with the product or vendor in your promo emails.

And to fill in any gaps or missing info they feel there are.

If none of them have used the product before or it’s new you can get their feedback on the marketer.

You can also ask them their biggest struggle or problem with whatever the topic of the product is.

For example if you know you’re going to be promoting a product about Amazon FBA.

You can ask them what they struggle with, why they haven’t got started with it, what their objections are and then address it all in your email promos.

It helps you write emails that relates to your audience and makes you more money.

Don’t have your own audience yet?

No problem (though you should be building one ASAP) just go to forums or social media groups in your niche.

Or even the one related to the marketers who’s product you’re selling and ask the questions there.

Just by scrolling through the FB groups of online marketers you can get huge insights into their customers.

This next little hack will save you time…

 


31. Batch Write Your Emails In Advance & Save Time

Some email marketers recommend writing promo emails as they come as things change throughout a launch but TBH I don’t feel they do much.

I write them days in advance and have them scheduled up.

The only problem that could arise would be the launch being cancelled but if you’re promoting tried and tested marketers with lots of launches under their belt this shouldn’t be an issue.

And should you be short on time the days during the promo your emails are already written and lined up.

I see no great advantage to writing on the fly.

Batch write all your emails when you’re in the zone.

They will flow better and you’ll get them done quicker.

Before you g0 let’s look at the key takeaways for you from this post…

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 

 


Key Takeaways:

  • Launches make the most money BUT they aren’t a long term sustainable business model so be sure to mix them in with evergreen promotions and sales funnels with your own digital products.
  • You must email multiple times to get the maximum amount of sales as your audience needs to be exposed to the product more than once or twice.
  • Look for products that solve your audiences problems first then make you money second.
  • Create email templates and fill in the blanks on every promotion – it works and will speed up your time spent on writing promo emails.
  • The first and last days are the absolute best days to make sales and will be where the bulk of your sales come from.
  • Learn copywriting and practice it often – you will become a better writer and sell more affiliate products.
  • Share real life results and examples – people want proof.
  • Bonuses are good but they are not essential. Use them where possible and make them unique and compliment the main product or make up for any short falls it has.
  • Don’t be afraid to promote high quality, problem, solving products, as your audience come to you for help so it’s your duty to get these products into their hands.
  • Some people in your audience WILL buy high end course so don’t only promote low end stuff.
  • Be honest about the products pro’s and con’s and give it a fair appraisal. People appreciate honesty.
  • You can promote every day if your business is set up properly but if every day is a pitch for a new affiliate product and you’re hyping it as the best ever – you’re doomed.
  • Use your audience feedback, dreams, pain points, desires and points of views in your emails – it will make your emails relate to them more and make you sell more.

 


Wrapping Things Up

In this post I’ve covered my 31 biggest affiliate lessons from making $90,680.75 in affiliate commission to date, just on JVZOO alone.

I hope it’s been valuable for you and given you some insights into what it takes to be a successful affiliate.

As well as steering you away from the common pitfalls and mistakes most us make at some point.

Now the only thing left to do is for you to put them into action for yourself.

Tell me in the comments which lesson taught you the most….

Which of the 31 lessons can you make money from today?

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Objective – Identify the topic and “blue-ocean” for your website topic

Step 1 – Write Down a List of Problems/Passions/Knowledge Areas/Fears you have. If you are struggling to identify some look at your Internet History and your Amazon Shopping history. Pick 1-2 that jump out at you and continue working through the next modules until you have validated your idea. Expect this process to take a couple iterations!

  • Personal Example – My “idea” (which still needs to be validated) is that I want to build a website around is… Educating my kids

Step 2 – Identify Similar Sites – In this step find a list sites that are along the lines of what you are wanting to create.

Step 3 – Define Your Blue Ocean – This step you define your unique “angle” where you combine 2-3 sites that show what your website will be about. In the book Made To Stick the authors talk about how this is done for pitching Hollywood movie ideas. For example “think jaws in space” was for the movie Aliens.

  • My Personal Example – Evergreen knowledge site for parents focusing on a mix evergreen knowledge content and crazy thorough educational toy reviews.

 

Identifying the potential gap in the market was the central theme of the book Blue Ocean Strategy, in it the authors discussed case studies where entrepreneurs identified the under-served intersection of 2 existing markets. This strategy was described in the offline world but is just as applicable online.

 

MODULES STILL TO COME (WITH A TEASER OF SOME OF THE INFO I WILL COVER)…

  • Validate Topic with Keyword Research
    • I am excited to share this with you soon!
  • Validate Your Idea With a Business Model
    • 10 Types of Sites
    • 1 Page Business Validation
  • Pick and Buy a Domain Name
    • My new favorite tool!
    • Start with an Expired Domain?
  • Buy Hosting
    • JUST SAY NO to BlueHost or HostGator!! ($200 affiliate commissions have mislead people!)
  • Setup Your Site
    • Quick Start 15minute Guide!
    • Launch Checklist
  • Content Creation
    • How to build a content plan
    • How to create GREAT content systematically
  • Monetization Strategies
  • Ongoing Promotion Strategies
    • Weekly printable checklist/tracking sheet

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27 Dec

Learn How I Made $5041.55 In Commissions In Less Than 7 Days But Was Still Disappointed With It

affiliate lessonsInterested in how I made $5041.55 in affiliate commissions in less than 7 days but how it should have been more?

Good, but first let me tell you a little story…

Last year long time NicheHacks tribe member, and niche marketing expert, Dom Wells approached me to do a joint promo.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Dom creates done for you niche affiliate sites to sell.

Probably the best done for you affiliate sites on the internet, as far as I’ve seen.

And up until last year he’d only ever sold them to his own audience.

But he wanted to expand to getting affiliates, like me, promoting them too.

So we ran a joint promotion expecting high sales.

Because ‘done for you’ affiliate sites seem like something the NicheHacks audience would snap up.

But the promotion flopped!

Here’s the scary thing:

We barely made $1,000 each, which is nothing to complain about, but it’s much less than we’d both expected.

Especially since at the time I was making $6,000 to $10,000 per promotion just selling $7 info-products.

And as Dom’s sites are selling for $400-$799 each and he was paying 50% commissions, we really expected much more from that promo.

I knew that this offer was definitely something the NicheHacks tribe wanted and if the promotion was set up correctly we could all benefit from it.

So when he approached me again recently asking to do another promo we knew we needed a different approach.

And whilst we didn’t get the setup perfect this time either we had a significantly better promo.

So here’s the deal:

I’m going to share how I made $5041.55 in commissions this time round but was still slightly disappointed with the results.

Not because it’s a low amount of money, it’s most definitely NOT, and I appreciate each and everyone who invested through my link.

But it could have been more.

Plus there’s lessons and takeaways for you as an affiliate on what worked and what didn’t.

As this wasn’t a perfect promo and there were a few mistakes I made that cost me commissions.

By reading this you can replicate the successes for yourself and avoid the mistakes I made on your own affiliate promos.

If that sounds good then read on…

 

 


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why not every affiliate promotion can be approached with the same strategy.
  • How to maximize your affiliate sales by thinking things through more clearly in advance.
  • How even experienced affiliates can make commission costing mistakes.
  • Why $5,041.55 in commission in 7 days is good but still on the disappointing side.

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Results: How I Made $5041.45 In Affiliate Commissions

Here’s a quick overview of the promo and results:

  • 72hour Flash Sale
  • 50% commission per sale
  • Two different sites on sale, basic ($499) and premium ($799)
  • 27 sales made
  • Total commissions $5041.45
  • 30 day cookie

 

Side Note:

If you were one of the people who bought a site through my link then congratulations and thank you.

You made a wise move and have skipped out the boring niche research, content creation, and product selection stages and straight to the bit where you’re ready to make money.

I also really appreciate your support and trusting me enough to invest in something I recommended.

Thanks for making NicheHacks possible.

 

The promo was set originally to be a 72hr flash sale.

And it was exclusive to NicheHacks tribe subscribers.

Dom didn’t offer this to even his own audience or open it to other affiliates.

As mentioned Dom sells done-for-you affiliate sites with all the keyword research, on page SEO, content and monetization done.

So you can purchase one and it’s ready to make money.

Dom and his team created 25 brand new niche sites exclusively for the NicheHacks tribe.

Each site is unique and only sold to 1 person.

He sells 2 site types a basic site at $499 and a premium site at $799.

As well as additional extras like keyword research, extra content and links packages if you want them.

He was paying me 50% commission on each sale I could make.

In total I sold 27 items:

  • 7 Premium Sites.
  • 3 Custom Sites.
  • 13 Basic sites.
  • 4 Extra Items (keyword research, extra content etc)

Which paid me a total of $5041.45 in affiliate commissions (a sample of which you can see in the screenshot below)

And it’s entirely possible more sales will come in as the affiliate cookie is set for 30 days.

Meaning people who discovered Dom and his site for the first time will start exploring his content and once warmed up purchase later.

 

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A sample of the commissions earned

 


An Overview Of The Promo

I mentioned earlier we planned for a 72hr promo.

After the promo was over we realized that there was a lot of questions we didn’t answer clearly.

Dom had emails from people asking things like “where does the stock come from on these websites”.

They thought they were eCommerce sites instead of affiliate sites.

So we decided that Dom would make a short training video fully explaining the offer and answering all the questions he’d been asked.

And we extended the offer for another 48hrs to allow anyone who was on the fence but needed answers to watch it and make a decision.

This brought in the final 5 or 6 sales of the promo.

We will know in the future if we run a promo again that we need to warm them up BEFORE we reveal the sites for sale.

So that people can get to know Dom, his site, and his offer fully before committing.

 


Comparison To Last Year’s Promo

I mentioned earlier that myself and Dom ran a promo last year and it made us around $1,000 each.

Which was much less than we expected due to the offer being very relevant to the NicheHacks tribe.

This time I made over $5K alone in commissions for myself so there’s a big difference.

Here’s why:

Last time Dom’s offer was untested by affiliates.

He’d only offered it to his own warmed up audience who knew him and what he was offering.

So for me to send my traffic to his offer, without them being warmed up, was obviously going to lead to lower sales.

On top of that:

As Dom is offering a range of different unique packages, there’s no set sales page for the offer like you’d see for an info-product for example.

He just lists the sites he has ready to sell.

Usually, as an affiliate, you’d send your traffic to a sales page.

And then the sales page does the selling for you by explaining the offer and benefits.

But with no sales page, there’s nothing there to persuade them to buy.

Plus…

Last time round we focused on selling CUSTOM sites where the customer would pick the niche they wanted and not pre-made sites.

That means the traffic was sent to an order form and had to make a decision themselves on the niche they might want.

 

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Dom’s custom site order form

 

And when you think about WHY someone might purchase a done for you niche site…

…one of the main reasons is because they don’t know what niche to pick.

So asking them to come to a decision by themselves on the niche doesn’t make sense.

This time we sent them to a page with 25 done for you niche sites to choose from and they simply had to pick one.

This worked much better.

 


How I Could Have Made More Than $5,041.45 In Affiliate Commissions

We fully expected ALL 25 sites to sell out within the 72hr promo period, if not quicker.

They are unique sites, there was high demand, scarcity was involved, and there was an exclusive bonus offer.

Yet we got off to a slower start than expected.

And even after extending the promo for 48hrs we didn’t sell all of the sites.

Even now only 75% of the pre-made sites have sold.

 

A sample of the sold sites

A sample of the sold sites

 

Though a few people did make custom site orders or order extra items.

After careful analysis here’s why I think that is…

My usual email promo style is to use curiosity, mystery, and intrigue to get people clicking my affiliate links.

 

My 'LIVE' promo email

My ‘LIVE’ promo email

 

You’ll see that in the screenshot above I don’t mention what you’re about to find on the other side of the link.

You’ve no idea I’m promoting a done for you niche site service.

You’ll see from the screenshot below, which was my second email of the promo that while I acknowledge that you probably know what I’m talking about now…

…I still don’t mention exactly what’s on offer on the other side of the link, just in case you haven’t read the first email I sent.

 

My second email of the promo

My second email of the promo

 

Usually, this results in a curiosity frenzy and has people desperate to click the link and land on the sales page.

Then the sales page does the selling and explains the offer.

And it works REALLY well…

…usually!

But with this promo it didn’t work as well as usual.

Here’s why:

Mainly because, as I mentioned earlier, Dom’s offer has no sales page like an offer usually would.

So the sales page that usually warms them up and sells them on the offer wasn’t present.

Meaning my promotion style of using curiosity and intrigue is less efficient.

It would have been better to have explained the offer in my emails first.

So that when they land on Dom’s page where the sites are listed they’d know EXACTLY what to do next.

And could just choose one and purchase it if interested.

In this promo they clicked my affiliate link and just landed on a page with a list of sites and a little explanation of what was on offer.

 

A list of sites available not no sales page

A list of sites available not no sales page

 

Also, on top of that:

With no sales page to explain the offer or its benefits.

And no training video or webinar to answer peoples questions.

There would have been a lot of people who were confused or unsure…

…and confusion will always lower sales.

Here’s how to avoid that:

Next time I would warm my subscribers up first by introducing them to Dom and his site.

And by showing his training and FAQ videos so that the offer is crystal clear upfront.

 

Dom's training video

Dom’s training video

 

And by avoiding the curiosity angle in my emails and being more straight to the point, so they don’t need to see a sales page to understand what’s on offer.

 


Comparison To My Previous Launches

Here you’ll learn why I was a bit disappointed with the promo here.

You’ll see the promos I did this year and how much I made…

 


Commission Black Ops

You’ll probably remember the big launch I did for Commission Black Ops (Micheal  Cheney).

It was huge and you can see by the commission below that I made quite more than I did in comparison to the affiliate launch I did for Dom.

In total, I made over $7,000 in commissions, not to mention the extra $2,000 cash I won for placing 3rd in the competition.

 

commission-black-ops-sales-for-blog

 


Niche Reaper

Now this contest was for the Niche Reaper, as you may remember.

I made over $6,000 in just 5 days from this affiliate promo.

 

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Inbox Blueprint

Now this one was the latest affiliate promo and it was for the Inbox Blueprint, which should be pretty fresh in your memory as it was recent.

This promo has to be one of my proudest as I made over $13,000.

 

inbox-blueprint

 

So by looking at these stats from my previous promos, you can see why I was a bit disappointed with the promotion I did for Dom here.

It’s NOT that the promo went badly.

Definitely not, over $5K is nothing to be sniffed at.

But due to the price point ($499+) and 50% commission plus this being an offer the tribe are definitely interested in…

…I felt like it could have been more.

But never mind it was still a good promo and here are my biggest takeaways that I think you can learn from this…

 


Your Takeaways From This Promo

Here are my biggest takeaways from this promo that I believe you as an affiliate can learn from…


Mystery & Curiosity Don’t ALWAYS Work

Mystery and curiosity emails only work when you’re sending your subscribers to a complete sales page that can sell them on the offer.

If there’s no clear sales page, like with Dom’s offer, your emails have to do more of the selling.

And you need to warm your subscribers up to the offer so they know what they are getting from day 1.

 


Done For You Packages Require Different Tactics

In offers for services, done for you packages, or similar you need to warm up your subscribers first via content or training videos.

So don’t send them direct, without any pre-selling of the offer, to the buy page.

 


Don’t Make Your Audience Make A Decision

If people have to make all the decisions by themselves most will not purchase as people don’t know what they want so give them options to choose from.

We saw that with the first promo we did last year. We just sent people to a custom order form and pretty much no one ordered.

The reason for many people buying a niche site is they don’t know which niche to pick so asking them to pick a niche for the site to be built around is counter productive.

 


Try & Try Again If It Doesn’t Go To Plan

If a promo doesn’t work as well as you thought, but you were sure it was something that should have been a good fit for your audience, analyze WHY it didn’t go well.

And see if something can be changed to make it work next time.

I knew that Dom’s sites were a good fit for my audience, it was just a getting the promotion and angle right.

We didn’t 100% nail that yet but we improved on the previous promo and will improve again in the future.

 


WHY Do They Want To Buy?

Think about WHY someone might want to buy the offer you are promoting.

Here it was because they can’t find a niche so it was crucial for us to give them choices of niche sites and not ask them to choose themselves.

We should have thought that through more carefully before the original promo and I’m glad we didn’t make the same mistake next time.

 


Be Brave. Be The First

Don’t be scared to be the first affiliate to test an offer.

Whilst it might not always go well by being the first you can potentially make big commissions by being first off the bat.

I’m glad to have run this offer with Dom as it’s a win win for customer, affiliate and vendor here.

 


Don’t Be Scared To Ask

If you see an offer that isn’t currently open to affiliates but you think might be a good fit for your audience then contact the vendor to propose a deal, it’s a win-win for both of you.

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Wrapping Things Up

So this was how I made $5041.45 in affiliate commissions in 7 days and how it could have been more.

Thank you again if you were one of the people who invested through my link.

You get a head start with a done for you site and I get a generous commission, plus your in safe hands with Dom.

And I also think you can learn a lot about how to approach an affiliate promotion like this that involves a done for you service or package.

One where there’s no sales page as you’d usually expect.

You need to approach things differently.

Usually, your job as an affiliate is simply to get the click of your affiliate link and let the sales page do its magic.

But here you need to do more explaining of what the offer is and the benefits to it.

Making sure to answer any common questions before hand.

And do more of the selling yourself so that when they land on the offer page they are ready to buy.

I expect if myself and Dom run this offer again in the future we will make much more money as we know exactly how we need to approach it.

I’d ask Dom to create some content and videos that introduce him, give away a free report and answer all questions that there may be.

And that’s BEFORE we open the service for sale.

So hopefully learning from my mistakes here has given you some key takeaways for yourself.

No two affiliate promotions are the same, and you have to clearly consider the offer and the way it’s presented before you write your emails.

As you’ve seen even experienced affiliates like myself can have promotions that don’t go to plan if it wasn’t clearly thought out in advance.

Let me know what your biggest takeaways from this were below…

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27 Dec

Niche of the Week: Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs

I did a post on toy affiliate programs a few Decembers ago, and this week's niche on toy collectible affiliate programs is an offshoot of that post. The toy post from December 2013 is definitely for the kids. This week's toy post is for the "bigger" kids and kids-at-heart. 🙂

It's the perfect time too, being the holiday season and all.

You may not be into toy collectibles and action figures, but I encourage you to read through just the same, to find out whether you can make good money from it. And if this Niche of the Week post does not make you want to go into the toy collectible niche; it's fine. At the very least, you'll find a few good websites where you can buy toys and other collectibles for your kids, both big and small.

No Mere Playthings

The toy collectible niche may be mostly miniatures, but the industry is a huge earner.

Action figures and toy collectibles make up a huge part of the toy industry. The Toy Industry Association reports that action figures sales totaled USD$1.44 billion in 2015. This is possibly because toy collectibles — action figures in particular — are popular with the young and not-so-young alike. Adult collectors are capable of paying a lot more than their younger counterparts for premium action figures and toy collectibles, which explains the massive sales to some extent.

Collectors don't just buy from any online store promising them the toy of their dreams. They scour the web for reviews and great deals. This need for information has given rise to toy collectible websites such as Collector's Weekly and AwesomeToyBlog.com. Both are popular sites, but Collector's Weekly has a million visitors a month, the bulk of which come from the United States.

These websites took the time to build a strong following in the toy collectible niche. Any website built for this niche will have to be similar in nature. A squeeze-page only website will not work well, because information is the lifeblood of the business.

"Collect"-ible Keywords

There's a long list of keywords to choose from in the toy collectible niche, but that doesn't make it easy to collect keywords for your list.

The main keywords to target in the toy collectible niche are "toy collectible" and "action figures." "Toy collectible" and all its variations have medium to high competition. Traffic Travis shows that the monthly global figures vary, depending on the specific toy collectible you're interested in.

Toy Collectibles - Traffic Travis Results

The search results for the same keyword, "action figures," are the same for AffiloTools. The monthly search figures are lower though, with a higher competition for most variations.

Action Figures - Affilotools Keyword Research Results

 

"Action figures" is similar to "toy collectible" in that it has some variations with medium competition, but the more specific you make it ("Iron Man action figure" vs. the more generic "action figure"), the more difficult the competition. Some keyword variations have low monthly searches too, so make sure your keyword list a good balance of specific action figures and buyer intent phrases. Then add some general-information keywords such as "how to take care of your action figures" or "where to shop for toy collectibles."

Action Figures - Traffic Travis Results

AffiloTools shows a similar trend. General-information keywords such as "best toys" have less competition, but the monthly search figures go down too.

Toy Collectibles - Affilorama Keyword Research Results

 

UberSuggest is always a good site to hunt for keyword variations. I like to look at the search results because they give me an idea of topics I can write about in my niche.

Action Figures - Ubersuggest Results Toy Collectibe - Ubersuggest Results

Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs

These are the best affiliate programs in the toy collectible niche that we could find.

My first stop when searching for affiliate programs in any niche is the ClickBank Marketplace. But there were no toy collectible affiliate programs in there. So, I turned to the vast repository of information that is the internet for affiliate programs in this niche.

These are the best as far as commission, sales pages and websites are concerned. There are plenty more we haven't included that you can check out by doing a Google search. Be sure to look at the sales pages before selecting an affiliate program to promote. If you are not convinced or impressed enough that you want to buy, then your site visitors likely won't be either, when they land on the same sales page.

TFAW.com - Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs

1. TFAW.com

Things From Another World (TWAW) doesn't just offer toy collectibles. The site has an extensive comic book and graphic novel collection, too.

How much can I make?
Commission is at 14% on both in-stock and pre-order merchandise. TFAW offers cash bonuses if you reach a certain amount of sales in a month, and the site has a 90-day return cookie. This means that you earn a commission for any purchase made by a returning customer who initially purchased through your link.

How do I apply?
For more information, visit the Affiliates page, but you need to be a ShareASale affiliate to promote the program.

EntertainmentEarth.com - Toy Collectible Affiliate Program

2. Entertainment Earth

The tagline "Bring Hollywood Home" is a perfect match for this website, which sells action figures from popular comics, movies and TV series. It also has a wide range of cute collectibles and bobble heads.

How much can I make?
15% for each sale.

How do I apply?
Entertainment Earth manages its own affiliate program so you need to register as an affiliate through the Affiliates page.

SideshowCollectibles.com - Toy Collectibles Affiliate Program

3. Sideshow Collectibles

This toy collectible website offers high-quality collectible products. Most, if not all, the collectibles are handcrafted. Take a look at the details on this Kylo Ren toy collectible.

How much can I make?
5% commission on each sale. It doesn’t seem much, but collectibles on this website sell for more than USD $100 each.

How do I apply?
Sideshow Collectibles also manages its own affiliate program so you can register directly through the Affiliates page.

ThinkGeek.com - Toy Collectibles Affiliate Program

4. ThinkGeek

The tagline "Stuff for Smart Masses" is rightly put. ThinkGeek offers geeky electronics, apparel and home and office items on top of action figures and collectibles.

How much can I make?
9% per sale.

How do I apply?
You need to be a part of the Commission Junction network to join ThinkGeek’s affiliate program. Head on over to the Affiliates page for more information.

Cmd Store - Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs

5. Cmd Store

Where ThinkGeek is everything "geek," CMDStore is strictly a toy collectible and action figure shop.

How much can I make?
12% commission, or 15% in-store credit for purchases through your affiliate link.

How do I apply?
The site manages its own affiliate program, so send an email or check the Affiliates page for more information.

Idcow.com - Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs

6. Idcow.com

So far, the toy collectible affiliate programs I’ve featured all sell action figures. Idcow.com sells another kind of toy collectible: die-cast model cars and motorcycles.

The prices are a lot less than action figures, but these products definitely belong in the collectible category, and there's a healthy niche of collectors.

How much can I make?
10% for each sale.

How do I apply?
Idcow.com has an Affiliates page you can go to for more information. The site is a part of the Yahoo Affiliate Network, but you only need to send an email to register.

eBay Partner Network - Toy Collectibles Affiliate Programs

7. eBay Partner Network

eBay is like Amazon in that you can find practically anything in its marketplace, including toy collectibles. The major difference is that eBay is an auction site more than an online store. That said, you can expect collectors to look for rare items on eBay more than they do on Amazon.

How much can I make?
eBay has certified commissions and a rate card, but I can’t find either on the eBay Partner Network site.

The site has an earnings calculator on the home page, though. It seems you earn a bit of commission for every item sold, so 1 item may not amount to much, but that combined with a few more products can get you a good commission for a single sale, if not a single item.

How do I apply?
Visit the eBay Partner Network to register for the program, and get more information.

Amazon.com - Toy Collectible Affiliate Program

8. Amazon

As always, there's Amazon.com if any of the above affiliate programs don't work out for you. The commission isn't as high, but there is always the chance to earn more if the user purchasing through your link also buys other items.

How much can I make?
The commission can go up to 10% depending on the product purchased.

How do I apply?
You can sign up on the Amazon Associates page.

Light Up the Internet Sky With Your Website's Brand

Getting traffic to a website, in any niche, isn't child's play. Be like Batman: Be prepared. And have your own beacon to attract followers.

You might still be in the planning stages for your website, but that's no excuse not to come up with a link-building strategy. This doesn’t have to be written down in stone; an outline or rough draft will do. Having something to refer to when you need to drive traffic to the site helps you save time.

Below are some link-building methods you can try on your toy collectible site:

YouTube Marketing

YouTube is the third-biggest website in the world. It is one of the biggest search engines, too, so it pays to have videos ranking on YouTube.

You can create video reviews of popular action figures, or the latest best-selling graphic novels. Then, on the video description, you can place your affiliate link along with a link to the related page on your site.

You'll find plenty of tutorials to guide you through creating YouTube videos, like this one from Lifewire. If video creation is just not your thing, but you've got ideas, then you can go to Fiverr or Upwork and pay the pros to do it for you.

This shouldn't surprise you, but there are also tutorials on how to get traffic from your YouTube videos if you need even more assistance.

Pinterest

Always look for ways to promote your site through social media. Social media sites such as Pinterest have thousands of members who are constantly sharing information with each other. Take advantage of that by sharing images of your own action figure collection, or create a wishlist of action figures you'd like to collect, then share that on Pinterest.

Kissmetrics has an excellent guide on how you can promote your website on Pinterest.

You can also check out image-sharing sites such as Flickr and Photobucket. They also have their own communities that you can tap into.

Link Indexing

Always make it a point to ensure the search engines index any backlinks you create. There are several ways to do this: RSS, Ping, or Twitter.

Indexing your backlinks will not bring traffic to your website. But it does help draw the search engines to your website. Link indexing helps speed up SEO results by letting search engines know that you have all these backlinks pointing to your site.

Toy Collectible Affiliate Programs: Your Affiliate Marketing Superhero?

The toy collectible niche is a fun niche. But like any other business endeavor, it requires serious commitment and follow through.


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I like this niche. It's fun, it's interesting, and there's a big potential to earn, especially during gift-giving months, or right after a blockbuster movie franchise such as Superman or Star Wars releases a new film. The only downside is the competition. As I found out during keyword research, most keywords you'd target in this niche are high-competition keywords.

You can take the same route as One Per Case, a website that reviews action figures and collectibles (and incidentally, the source of my blog post's image. With permission.). You can also build a website on toys and have a section for toy collectibles. This way you have plenty of affiliate programs to choose from.

Competition is big in the toy collectible niche, so be ready with a link-building strategy to help you get started as soon as you finish your website.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Niche of the Week. Click on any of the share buttons below and share this post. I love hearing from you, so be sure to leave a comment or two!

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23 Dec

Discover How I Made $2,499.12 In Less Than 72hrs From A Single Digital Product

moneyI’m sure by now you’ve recovered from the Black Friday frenzy that was going on…

It get’s a bit crazy, right?

And you may also remember that I was mailing particularly hard that weekend.

As I was recommending ‘Internet Selling For Newbies’ by Omar Martin.

 

sales-page

 

I was really excited to recommend this to you as it’s a complete A to Z course perfect for newbies and struggling marketers alike.

It covers all the foundations you need to build a successful online business that earns passively.

And that’s the type of business we all want, right?

So congrats if you bought it you got a great deal on a potentially life changing course.

And thanks very much for choosing to buy through my link, if you invested.

And I thought you’d like to see my results from that launch…

It was a 3-day launch from midday Black Friday to Midnight on Sunday.

And a discounted version of the course was available as a Black Friday Special.

Usually, the price is much higher.

So it was a great opportunity to get this at a low price.

Plus if you’ve seen the amount of valuable content in those videos, you’ll realize it could easily be sold for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Similar courses are.

 

 


What You’ll Learn

  • My results and how much I sold
  • The email marketing strategy I used and works
  • What you should do to increase conversion rates
  • 4 key lessons you need to know to succeed

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Overall Launch Results

So anyway, here’s the data from the launch overall:

  • It sold a total of 500+ copies (sorry don’t have the exact figure).
  • And converted into sales at 4.88%.
  • Earnings per click (EPCs) were $0.99 on average.

Which means that on average for every click an affiliate sent it was worth $0.99 to them.

 

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The refund rate was a whoppingly low 2.56% which just shows the quality of the product on offer.

5% is considered low on digital info-products in the IM niche for comparison due to the shiny object buyers who serial refund and the blackhatters.

So whilst it wasn’t a HUGE launch in terms of volume sold it was a mid-sized launch.

And a decent volume seeing as it was just a weekend launch and not a full 7 days.

 


My Personal Results

I sold 80 copies of the front end product ‘Internet Selling For Newbies’.

My traffic converted at 3.34% which was much lower than the average of 4.88%, more on that later.

Which made me atotal of $1,461.65 in instant commissions direct to my Paypal account.

And an extra 7 copies of the 2 upsells for the monthly membership to another of Omar’s courses for a total of $519.50.

For a total of $1,999.12 in instant commissions.

 

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And here’s the cool thing:

As I sold 80 copies of the front end product, which is approximately 16.2% of the total volume sold (500ish)…

…I came 3rd place in the sales leaderboard, and that paid me another $500 in bonus cash.

 

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Taking me to a total of $2,499.12 in less than 72hrs.

Or $166.60 per email sent.

And considering I wrote all these emails in the space of about 4hrs that’s not a bad hourly rate.

Over $600 per hour if my terrible maths are correct.

Overall a nice weekend of earnings.

Some easy money.

And I recommended a product I’m very happy with that I know you can learn a lot from.

I know if you purchased and take the correct action on what’s inside you’ll see success.

So those are the numbers but you’re probably wondering what are the key takeaways for you?

 


My Strategy: Crushing It With The Crush Campaign

As I mentioned during the launch I used Omar Martin’s “Crush Campaign” email strategy.

 

 

He uses this strategy on every launch to maximize sales.

It was my first time using this strategy though I do something fairly similar though not usually emailing so aggressively.

But if we don’t test these things we’ll never know, right?

And by testing them, I can share the results with you which you can go on to use yourself.

So here’s what happened:

I sent a total of 13 emails throughout the launch.

And 2 before the launch started to warm you up to the idea and pre-sell.

For a total of 15 emails in 3 days.

This is far more than I usually would in such a short period.

And 8 of those were on the final day of the launch to continually remind of the launch ending.

Usually, I’d send 3 max on the final day.

 

 

Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well...

Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well…

 

 


Analysis Of The 13 Emails Used:

These are the exact emails used throughout the launch.

All throughout the emails, I’ve used different formulas to market my way into my audience’s problems and provide them the solutions with the A-Z course.

The key here is that I knew my audience needed this course to succeed in their online ventures and without it, they would continue to struggle.

 


Pre-sell Email #1

These pre-sell emails are the most crucial part of this launch.

Without them, there is less of a chance selling anything even if it’s the greatest product in the whole wide web world.

The subject line creates curiosity which most likely makes the subscriber open the email up.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Warms up subscribers to a big product launch that’s coming up, leaving them in a “tell me more mode”, as no details are disclosed in this email.
  • Social proof is provided with testimonials that could be found in the link and mentioned “already helped thousands of people”, proving that the product isn’t just another shiny object.
  • “Major slash on pricing” so fear and scarcity is sparked a little bit with the limited time deal.

 

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Subject: You won’t believe what’s launching tomorrow…

There’s a huge product launch tomorrow…

This is going to take the web by storm.

And I know that you’ll be interested.

Here’s why:

This is a proven product that has already helped thousands of people launch their first ever successful online-business.

It literally has all the pieces of the puzzle and almost everything you could ever need.

But access only gets opened a few times a year then it’s closed back down again.

And demand is always HUGE for this as it’s such a high quality A to Z product.

And it’s proven to work…

…which you’ll see tomorrow from the testimonials.

Because the guy behind this launch has been a top level marketer for close to a decade now.

And the really cool thing…

Tomorrow a Black Friday special offer goes live.

And the price has been slashed dramatically.

There’s a is a HUGE discount on offer tomorrow that is usually never available.

You will not believe how low the price is tomorrow for all the value on offer.

And here’s why this matters to you:

Tomorrow you are finally getting all the pieces to the puzzle.

And you’ll finally have all the steps you need to build your very own successful online business.

But to get more information on this you need to sign up to the early bird list right now, here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Enjoy tomorrow,

Stuart

 


Pre-sell Email #2

Not only does this email’s subject line get people’s attention, but it makes you wonder, “What’s happening today?”.

And in the body of the email, the subscriber won’t even realize what’s really going on until the link is clicked.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Curiosity is stirred as the product is just referred as a “product” in the email
  • Subject line gives the subscriber a heads up on something awesome coming up, thus creating a bit of hype and leaving them thirsty for more details.
  • A “low price that’s never usually available” is mentioned so the subscriber knows this isn’t something that should be passed up on and it creates scarcity.

Subject: Look what’s happening later today…

There’s a huge product launch later today…

This is going to take the web by storm.

And I know that you’ll be interested.

Here’s why:

This is a proven product that has already helped thousands of people launch their first ever successful online-business.

It literally has all the pieces of the puzzle and almost everything you could ever need.

But access only gets opened a few times a year then it’s closed back down again.

And demand is always HUGE for this as it’s such a high quality A to Z product.

And it’s proven to work…

…which you’ll see tomorrow from the testimonials.

Because the guy behind this launch has been a top level marketer for close to a decade now.

And the really cool thing…

Today a Black Friday special offer goes live.

And the price has been slashed dramatically.

There’s a is a HUGE discount on offer tomorrow that is usually never available.

You will not believe how low the price is tomorrow for all the value on offer.

And here’s why this matters to you:

Today you are finally getting all the pieces to the puzzle.

And you’ll finally have all the steps you need to build your very own successful online business.

But to get more information on this you need to sign up to the early bird list right now, here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Enjoy tomorrow,

Stuart

 

These headlines are surely going to attract attention… .agreed?

 


Email #1

This email is to alert subscribers on the limited time promotion that has just gone live.

It uses scarcity, and social proof by providing the fact that it is a limited time sale and that the testimonials can be found in the link of the email.

And by using the subject line “IFSN is LIVE!”, it uses curiosity and makes subscribers want to know what’s going on.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Alerted subscribers by letting them know about the training course and that the promotion is live.
  • Mentions that it only opens a few times a year so you know it won’t be on sale for long.
  • Ends the email by letting you know whether you’re a newbie or just stuck, you’ll get further with this purchase.

 

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Subject: ISFN is LIVE! [Black Friday Special]

Yesterday I emailed to tell you about the A to Z training course that would help you finally launch your own successful online business.

The course that 1000s of people have already used to launch their own profitable businesses.

Of which the testimonials and proof are available on the link below.

And about how it only opens a handful of times a year but usually for a high price.

But there’s good news:

Right this second a Black Friday hugely discounted price has just gone live.

And you need to be quick before it’s gone again and you end up paying more.

And remember:

Whether you are a newbie.

Or you’re been around for a while but are stuck in the Internet Marketing ‘Wasteland’…

…and unable to get to where you need to be.

Then this is the perfect A to Z course that gives you all the steps until profit and beyond.

And the only place you can get your huge Black Friday discount is here now:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Enjoy it,

Stuart

 


Email #2

The email used here is called “gain” and the main reason why it works is because it’s headline builds curiosity and the email is simple and short.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Subject line builds curiosity.
  • Simple and short email lays out the benefits of buying.
  • Provides testimonials so you know it’s been tried and tested by other people.
  • Limited time sale is mentioned and that if they don’t take action then their fear builds up on the possibility of the pricing going back up.

Subject: Looks like you missed this?

Yesterday I emailed to tell you about the A to Z training course that would help you finally launch your own successful online business.

The course that 1000s of people have already used to launch their own profitable businesses.

Of which the testimonials and proof are available on the link below.

And about how it only opens a handful of times a year but usually for a high price.

But there’s good news:

Right this second a Black Friday hugely discounted price has just gone live.

And you need to be quick before it’s gone again and you end up paying more.

And remember:

Whether you are a newbie.

Or you’ve been around for a while but are stuck in the Internet Marketing ‘Wasteland’…

…and unable to get to where you need to be.

Then this is the perfect A to Z course that gives you all the steps until profit and beyond.

And the only place you can get your huge Black Friday discount is here now:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Enjoy it,

Stuart

P.S.

I will be mailing about this a LOT over the weekend.

And I want you to not only considering investing in the training.

But also paying close attention to the marketing I am using and the emails I am sending.

And the marketing used on the launch.

This will be a HUGELY successful launch.

And you’ll learn twice as much by investing in the course AND paying close attention to the marketing behind it.

So keep your eyes peeled and invest in the product here too:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

 

ryans-logic

Ryan Deiss’s “Logic, gain, fear” formula works…

 


Email #3

This email is using the “logic formula” as it uses logic to persuade subscribers into using a product that they’ve been destined to use (i.e.: If you really want to succeed (I’m guessing you do).

Analysis of why this emailed worked:

  • Strong subject line that makes people want to know what you are talking about.
  • It uses logic with “You’ve been around for a while but can’t really get ahead. Then this is perfect for you.”.
  • Access is only opened a few times a year (as mentioned in the email) so scarcity is built.

Subject: This is bonkers!

People are going crazy for the Black Friday once per year discount of ‘ISFN’.

Hundreds of people have already got inside this A to Z training within the first few hours.

And this is NOT the typical hyped up IM launch…

…where you buy something and only get part of the puzzle.

With this you literally get all the steps from scratch to profit with nothing missing.

The proof is all below on the link.

So here’s the deal:

If you’re new and struggling to make your first dime.

Or you’ve been around for a while but can’t really get ahead.

Then this is perfect for you.

It’s the cure for information overload.

It’s the cure for shiny object syndrome.

It’s the cure for inaction or confusion.

It’s the cure for all those lost hours and money.

Because ‘ISFN’ is one of the few, A to Z, products that have proven results.

Which you’ll see when you click the link below.

And you know what:

This isn’t some flash in the pan launch that will be abandoned next month.

This has been around for years and gets upgraded and improved continually.

And the marketer behind it has nearly a decade of experience online.

And he’s one of the few people trusted by marketers and customers alike.

But access to ‘ISFN’ is only opened a handful of times per year.

And usually at a high price due to the amount of content inside.

But for Black Friday there’s a huge discount available.

But it’s not available for long.

So come join the thousands of people using ‘ISFN’ to make positive changes in their life here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

All the best,

Stuart

P.S.

I will be mailing about this a LOT over the weekend.

And I want you to not only considering investing in the training.

But also pay close attention to the marketing I am using and the emails I am sending.

Because this will be a HUGELY successful launch driven by affiliates like me.

And you’ll learn twice as much by investing in the course AND paying close attention to the marketing behind it.

We’re both marketers here and we can both learn a lot from this launch.

So keep your eyes peeled and invest in the product here too.

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

 


Email #4

This email uses “results” to further convince subscribers that this stuff works and they will be inspired to buy by reading the story.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Builds curiosity by using the subject line of a mysterious married couple making 7 figures.
  • Mentioned how previous subscribers have already jumped on this so it makes the subscriber feel like they may be missing out.
  • Builds scarcity by mentioning the low, limited time price.

 

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Subject: Married couple build a 7 figure biz from their spare bedroom?

This guy and his wife report to have built a 7 figure business from their spare room…

…selling digital information products using a crappy old laptop.

Now look:

I of course cannot verify their 7 figure claim.

I’m not their bank manager or accountant.

But here’s what I do know:

They’ve been marketing online since the early 2000’s.

And in that time I’ve come to follow their journey.

And they definitely know what they are talking about.

I’ve bought products from them that have made me money.

And they have had a lot of success.

I’ve seen their big public launches and the volumes they sold and revenue they generated.

So the 7 figure claim could well be true.

But let’s not get caught up in numbers here.

Because the point is these guys ARE successful.

And the really cool thing is:

They did this all without breaking a sweat.

There was NO stock or inventory to deal with.

There was NO fulfilling orders.

There was NO boring SEO to struggle with.

There was NO content to create for blogs.

There was NO dealing with 4% Amazon commissions.

It was all clean, hands free money, from selling digital info-products straight from their spare room.

My smartest subscribers have already jumped all over this and got involved.

And I’m confident you’re going to love it too.

Especially when you see how crazy low the price is.

So go take a look at it for yourself here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Thank me later,

Stuart

P.S.

Remember I WILL be sending a lot of emails about this launch over the weekend.

So pay close attention not only to the course but to the way in which I promote this.

Because I fully expect to sell a lot of copies of this over the weekend.

And you’ll learn twice as much by studying my emails AND investing in the course.

Than if you just invested in the course alone.

This will be a SUPER successful launch and that will be because of affiliates like me sending lots of sales.

So keep your marketing hat on at all times, study my emails carefully, and pick up your copy here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

 


 Email #5

This email sparks curiosity by using the subject line “You need to watch…” and connects with the subscriber by letting them know what strategy is being used in the promotional emails.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Scarcity and fear is sparked by saying “Buy IFSN right now before the Black Friday sale is removed”.
  • And this line “You’re a marketer and you need to be not just taking action on what I say” basically saying that if you’re serious about gaining something then you need to take action.

Subject: You need to watch what’s about to happen here…

This is where things get REALLY interesting…

I’ve been emailing the past few days about the A to Z product ‘ISFN’, right?

Well, right now the launch is about to go into the “Crush Campaign” phase.

Basically Omar the guy behind this developed this email promo strategy that he uses on every launch.

It revolves around increasing the frequency of emails every day until the launch is over.

And it’s proven time and time again to increase sales like wildfire.

And I’m going to be using the “Crush Campaign” too.

So don’t be alarmed if you get a few more emails than you’d expect from me the next few days.

Here’s why:

You’re a marketer and you need to be not just taking action on what I say.

But also observing what I’m doing from a marketing point of view too.

And understanding why I’m doing it and what the result is.

This is a VERY powerful marketing campaign that you can learn from.

And use on your own affiliate promotions.

So not only should you invest in this product you should also study the marketing.

Because that way you get the best of both worlds.

You get a complete A to Z marketing product with pretty much everything you can ever need to succeed.

And you get to understand how the marketing works for a big affiliate launch which you can use for yourself.

So there’s two things to do right now:

The first is to pay attention to this email and the others that follow over the next couple of days.

And the second is to buy ISFN right now before the Black Friday discount is removed.

And you’ll have all the information, tools and systems you need to be a successful marketer.

Get your discount here now:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Enjoy,

Stuart

P.S.

Don’t forget to study what I do as well as what I say in these emails.

You’ll learn a lot on what it takes to be a successful affiliate by doing so as I will sell a lot of copies of this over the weekend.

And you’ll learn even more if you combine it with what’s available in ISFN here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

 

kevin-rogers

Kevin Rogers’s 60 second hook is something you need to try as it works well…


Email #6

This email uses the famous “60 seconds sales hook“.

Getting my audience to understand that I’ve been in their shoes helps them feel like they can relate to me.

It also shares a story which people like to read and then finally revealing that they don’t have to struggle any longer as the product can help them.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • A personal story is shared to which the subscribers can feel like they can relate to.
  • Sparks personal gain by sharing the fact that this product is the answer to the struggle.
  • This email also explains that they don’t have to go through the same trial and error by buying various products and having the shiny object syndrome.
  • Let’s the audience tap into my personal experiences and learn from my mistakes.

Subject: Are you trapped?

How long have you been at this internet marketing game?

Are you where you want to be…

…or stuck?

Because here’s the thing:

Most people are trapped in a cycle of buying shiny objects and information overload.

Just spinning their wheels and getting nowhere.

Don’t worry you are NOT alone.

You know what:

I struggled with that for nearly 3 years too.

The only way I was able to beat it was by shipping myself off to the other side of the world.

I had VERY limited funds.

And I told everyone at home I wouldn’t be back for at least a year.

And that I’d have a successful online business when I next came home.

There’s nothing like the fear of running out of money in a foreign country to motivate you to succeed.

And nothing like fear of ridicule either by telling everyone I’d have a successful business…

…then going home broke without one.

I couldn’t let myself fail so had to stop with the shiny objects and info-overload and just make thing happen.

Now hold on:

I’m NOT suggesting you ship yourself over to the other side of the world with no money.

Not everyone can do it.

I was young, free and single so I had nothing to hold me back.

But here’s the thing…

If you don’t find something that gets you on track then you’ll stay trapped forever.

Stuck in the continual cycle of info-overload and buying shiny objects.

And just getting more and more stuck.

And more and more broke.

And your situation will likely get worse than better.

And it’s NOT your fault.

Most IM products are not designed to give you the full picture.

You only get small pieces of the puzzle but don’t have the box to see what the final picture should look like.

So if any of this is sounding familiar here’s what to do:

You need to stop for a second, take a deep breath, and get back to basics.

All online businesses have a solid foundation.

You likely know most of the fundamentals.

But you’ve been so overloaded with information.

And bombarded with shiny objects that you’ve got confused along the way.

That’s why you need a STEP BY STEP plan that takes you from A to Z.

Showing you all the steps, in a logical order, from beginning to profit.

You can do this you just need a road map.

You and your family deserve this and a better future.

You’ve fought hard enough all your life up until now.

So here’s the kicker:

Your road map is available today but come tomorrow it’s GONE again.

And then your opportunity for a successful future is lost AGAIN.

If you take this opportunity now, and follow through, there’s a very good chance 2017 becomes YOUR year.

The one where you prove them all wrong and secure the future you always knew you deserved.

It all starts with one simple action.

Just clicking here now before it’s too late:
>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Here’s to 2017,

Stuart

 


Email #7

Here I used the PAS formula which helps the marketer understand that they do not need to go from product to product to finally get the answer and help that they are looking for.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Explains on the common problems that the subscribers as they are always bombed with products and offers regularly.
  • Provides a final solution to their ongoing problem by showing an A-Z course to help them succeed.
  • Agitates the problem further by explaining that they’ll continue to have this problem.

Subject: Do you need to go on a “low-info” diet?

If your business has either not started or not as successful as you’d like it to be then…

…you need to go on a “low information” diet.

Now hear me out:

The biggest problem we all face as marketers is…

…that we’re bombarded with new products, offers, and information daily.

And it all sounds amazingly good.

So we want to know more about it.

And off we go down a new path learning about a new system.

Discarding what we were already learning about or working on.

It’s enough to make you go crazy.

Here’s the thing though:

There are literally 1000’s of ways to make an income on the internet.

But you do NOT need to know all of those ways.

Simply learning ONE of them and getting good at it is enough.

If you try to learn them all you end up on an “information overload” diet.

And get fat on information but never do the necessary exercise (taking action) for long enough to see success.

That’s why you need to go on a “low information” diet right now.

Cut out all the noise and distractions.

Choose ONE method to focus on.

And work, STEP BY STEP, until you see success with it.

And the good news is that simple A to Z “low info” method is available here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Enjoy your new diet,

Stuart

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Email #8

This email is using the PAS formula by explaining why they open these emails and further agitates the problem by describing the struggles they are most likely going through.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Uses examples and focuses on the struggles of what the subscriber is probably going through.
  • Shows that the problem is very real and will not be solved by buying various products, that there’s an A-Z solution waiting for them.
  • It sparks urgency by saying that the solution is there for them and all they’d need to do is invest their time and effort into the A-Z course.

Subject: I know EXACTLY why you open these emails…

Because you aren’t making as much money as you like…

…and you’re willing to make a change.

And your life isn’t exactly how you want it to be.

That’s why I got into online marketing too.

That’s why we ALL get into it.

No one who is happy and comfortable in life with their situation decides to try internet marketing.

You want to make a positive change to your life.

Me too.

Even still now there’s changes I want to make.

So here’s what you need to do…

Online marketing is a REAL business and must be treated like one.

If you treat it as a hobby then that’s all it ever will be.

Sure you’ll have some fun with it.

And get some distraction from the mundane day to day grind.

But you’ll never make any REAL money from it.

Or have it change your life.

It’ll just waste more of your precious time and money with no results.

But treat it like a REAL business.

In which you invest time and money into the RIGHT things…

…then good things will happen and it will reward you like a CEO gets rewarded.

And you’ll make the huge positive changes in your life you always dreamed of.

So it’s about time you put down the shiny toys.

Decluttered your mind from the info-overload.

Stopped buying things you don’t need.

And stopped chasing brand new systems and business models.

And instead lay the foundations for a REAL, solid, business that lasts for a lifetime.

No more playing around it’s time to get serious about this.

There’s a simple step by step, A to Z formula, that you can follow.

And no one can help you succeed with this formula more than these two here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Thank me later,

Stuart

 


Email #9

This email is using fear and scarcity to get my audience to take action or they would be too late.

It uses a story to describe the average Joe who may be putting things off and then miss out.

Analysis of why this email works:

  • It uses urgency and scarcity from the subject line and in the email.
  • It highlights the common mistakes people make when putting off a great investment.
  • Scarcity and fear is used as the email mentions that the course is only on sale for a limited time.

Subject: Get this RIGHT NOW before it’s too late

I’ve seen this happen far too many times…

Tons of people miss out on something they REALLY wanted because they procrastinated on it.

They put it off to the last minute and then forget or get busy.

And then suddenly when it’s not available anymore they’re mailing me like mad asking for a second chance I can’t give them.

Don’t be that person.

You don’t want to regret this later.

The bottom line is this…

If you don’t take action on this now you’ll miss out.

Because this offer ends today.

And when it comes back online in 2017 it will be at it’s usual price which is WAY higher than the discount one on offer right now.

Remember this is a Black Friday special price not usually available.

Here’s the thing:

You say you want change in your life.

And you say you’re serious about it.

And I believe you otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this email.

So take the action you need to take and invest in the training you need here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Enjoy your day,

Stuart

 


Email #10

This email is straight to the point and short which makes it easy to read for my audience.

It also uses logic so my audience knows that they should be taking action but we are assuming that they are not.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It uses logic in the subject line “You know this BUT you’re still not doing it?” and makes the subscriber want to open and find out what they are not doing.
  • It highlights the obvious needs of a business to be successful “Sales are the key to all businesses” so by not taking action on the purchase, it wouldn’t make sense for them.
  • “Invest in your future…” if the subscriber cares about their future then they would find it logical to take action.
  • Also uses scarcity and fear as the email mentions that this is a limited time sale.

Subject: You know this BUT you’re still not doing it?

You know this…

SALES are the key to ALL businesses.

You can set up websites.

You can create content.

You can put affiliate links all over the web.

You can mess around with social media.

You can buy all the shiny new products and tools of the month.

You can do all the other 10001 seemingly endless things an online business needs.

But unless you make SALES none of the other stuff matters.

And you know what:

Most people get so caught up in all the other stuff that they FORGET about the selling part.

Or at the very least don’t focus on it enough.

It’s the most important part.

The ONLY part that really matters.

And I get it:

Selling has a bad reputation.

But if you’re not interested in selling stuff to your audience.

Then how do you ever plan to make any money?

This is business not a charity.

And selling need not be bad.

You sell stuff that solves peoples problems.

Not selling them stuff they don’t need.

Think about it:

If someone has a problem and you sell them the solution you’ve done a great thing, haven’t you?

You’re not a charity you can’t be expected to put all the time and effort into solving their problems for free.

And it’s not a difficult thing to sell ethicaly when you know how.

It just revolves around some basic foundations and a solid system.

But most people gloss over it and get caught up in the other smaller moving parts.

Or get scared to try and sell.

Don’t be that person.

Invest in the step by step ISFN training and foundations you need to make BIG changes to your future.

Invest in the guidance you need from the 2 online business experts behind ISFN who’ve been there and done it all.

As is ISFN is followed correctly soon you’ll be making sales day in day out on auto-pilot.

And your life WILL change thanks to ISFN.

And you have to make this investment in ISFN before it’s too late as there’s only a few hours left now.

Invest in ISFN and your future here:

http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
You won’t regret this,

Stuart

 


Email #11:

The headline in this email would make people want to click as it describes a certain desire  (i.e. “type of income”.)

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It shares a personal story and experience that the subscriber can relate to.
  • It uses a certain desire “recurring income” and uses the course to provide as a way to meet that desire.
  • It uses scarcity by saying that it won’t be available after a few hours.

 

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Subject: I LOVE this type of income…

There’s one type of income I love more than any other…

…RECURRING INCOME!

It comes in on auto-pilot month after month and keeps on growing.

My membership site provides just that.

And if there’s a better type of income I just don’t know it.

Imagine if you woke up on the 1st of every month to see your Paypal balance so full of recurring income payments…

…that you had already covered all your bills and expenses for the month.

You could literally sit back and do nothing for the rest of the month if you chose to.

And any money you made after that would be a LOVELY bonus.

That’s the type of business model and income methods you’ll learn inside the ISFN training.

Omar and Melinda Martin have been doing this very business model for close to 10 years now.

And they have perfected it.

And they have documented it STEP by STEP so that anyone can follow it regardless of their experience or skill.

If you want to learn an evergreen business model that provides passive, recurring, income month after month…

…then you need to get involved with this too.

So stay ahead of the curve and get inside before the opportunity vanishes in a few hours:

> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Here’s to your recurring income,

Stuart

 


Email #12

This email uses final warning to get my audience off the fence.

It not only mentions that this is a limited time sale but it urges subscribers to take action unless they are not serious about their future (logic).

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Final warning urges subscribers to take action.
  • Quick and straight to the point. Subscribers know there are no opportunities to get the product after this email.
  • It taps into emotion by saying without buying this product, everything will remain the same and that they will continue to struggle.

Subject: You’re cutting it close…

It’s down to the wire now…

The deadline for getting inside ‘ISFN’ is midnight tonight.

Any later than that and you’ll be forced to pay a huge price increase.

Remember this is a Black Friday weekend special and is hugely discounted.

So don’t let that happen to you.

And remember:

You’re reading these emails because you’re curious about the system.

And you’re on this list because you want the information and training you need to change your life.

That opportunity you need is right here and for a hugely discounted price.

But if you don’t get off the fence and invest now then nothing will change.

Please take action now before it’s too late if you’re serious about changing your life:

>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

All the best,

Stuart

 


Email #13

This email is sparking fear by using a “final warning” subject line.

Subscribers would feel like they will miss out if they do not jump off the fence for this deal and also that they would be paying much more after this black Friday sale.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It highlights the fact that the price will be bumped up and may not be available after Black Friday.
  • By saying “if you’re ready to invest in your future” is basically telling the subscriber that if they are serious then they should take action now.
  • It builds scarcity and fear of missing out on ever getting this product.

Subject: This is your final notice…

My last ever email about this…

ISFN is about to close now.

The huge Black Friday discount is about to vanish.

And after midnight whenever this re-opens the price will be significantly higher.

If you don’t take action on this now I can only assume you are already happy with your income.

And that you have the perfect life you always dreamed of.

Because for anyone who doesn’t yet have an online business or is not making the income in they want…

…this is the perfect STEP BY STEP product with nothing missing.

And from two of the most trusted marketers on the internet.

So by not investing in it, especially at this super low price, I can only assume everything is perfect for you right now.

If that’s the case, then fantastic I’m happy for you.

I know personally I still want more out of life.

And if you do too then you owe it to yourself and your family to invest now before the chance is lost.

I’m not trying to pressure you it’s just that as your trusted mentor I believe that you need this.

And thought you wanted my help and advice.

So if you’re ready to invest in your future you need to get ISFN now.

Do it here now before it’s too late:
>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Over and out,

Stuart

 


Other Email Campaigns Lessons And Templates You Can Try:

 


My Strategy: Why I Had Low Conversion Rates

My conversion rate was low at just 3.34% compared to the average 4.88% obtained by all affiliates.

I spoke with Omar’s JV manager about this and they think it may be because I didn’t do a bonus offer whereas most other affiliates did.

It’s possible.

But I was short on time and don’t always do a bonus on the low priced launches.

I’ve won many contests before without them.

So it’s hard to say what caused that low conversion rate really.

But anyway here’s the really good bit…

 

Here's the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)...

Here’s the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)…

 


My 4 Key Takeaways:

 


1. The Crush Campaign Works, But….

It built urgency throughout the launch and played on scarcity well-urging people to take action.

Though it didn’t result in an extraordinary sales volume and I believe I could have done similar levels by emailing less.

Further testing is needed to see if it’s effective over my usual strategy

…which consists of 2 emails per day, AM and PM, until the final day when 3 or 4 emails are sent.

But overall if you don’t have an email strategy yet, the Crush Campaign works so use it.

 


2. You Cannot Just Email Once or Twice

Many of your audience need to be reminded continuously and exposed to a product before they buy.

You cannot assume if they are interested they will buy and just sent a couple of emails.

You need to give them multiple reasons to buy and multiple reminders.

People sit on the fence or put things off.

So emailing often keeps it fresh in their mind and builds in scarcity and urgency.

 


3. Bonus Offers Can Help You Sell More

Though not essential as I mentioned earlier.

There’s no doubt for some buyers these are a key incentive.

If your audience is on multiple lists…. which they are.

And they see one marketer offering an extra $500 or whatever in bonuses over you.

Then many will choose that option.

So try and create a bonus package that adds value to the offer.

I find the best bonus is to find a weakness or something missing in the main product.

And offer something which addresses or solves that weakness.

I was very short on time for this launch and created my promo at the last minute.

So I just didn’t have the time to create one.

 

Nader’s thoughts: As Stuart mentioned, bonuses may help increase sales and many affiliates will agree with this.

You have to remember that a lot of affiliate marketers are going to be involved in the same launch as you (or any selling that you do really) so one way to stand out from the crowd is by offering bonuses.

You can do this by simply offering your blog content, lead magnet bonuses, PDF’s, etc. 

 

 


4. A to Z Courses Are An Easy Sell And a Win-Win For Everyone

I have nothing against simple front end products which address 1 particular thing.

But there’s no doubt A to Z products and step by step courses are great.

They give you a roadmap from start to finish with nothing missing.

Which is what most people need as piecing together the puzzle can be tricky.

Online marketing is a big minefield with a lot of noise so an A to Z course can solve that issue.

If you can find high-quality A to Z courses to promote….then do so.

You benefit and your audience benefit.

So those were my takeaways.

 

Nader’s thoughts: Don’t hestiate to promote high priced courses.

Stuart has mentioned in this post that higher priced courses may sell less but they make up for it by bringing in higher commissions.

Your audience will want this stuff and are willing to pay for it. 

 


Your 3 Key Takeaways

These takeaways are what should be what you’re taking from this post.

You can’t expect something so successful to be only learned by one person as it can be replicated for virtually any niche.

As you probably know, an email list is a crucial key to having a constant flow of traffic to your site.

Without it, your website is at the mercy of Google and their rankings.

As a beginner or someone who isn’t as advanced as I am with email marketing, you should be taking away the simplest lessons here so you can start using it right away…

 


1. Email Hard And Often

This launch was done over the course of 3 days and blasted an epic launch that gained not only for me but hundreds of subscribers an A-Z course that they thoroughly enjoyed (2.56% refund rate).

 


2. Market And Tap Into Emotions

Email marketing is not about you, but your subscribers.

You owe it to them to understand emotionally why they need the product / service that you are promoting.

Use different templates (fear, logic, gain, etc).

 


3. People Are Buying All Year Round

Although this launch was based on a Black Friday sale, there are some nice sales / launches that happen all year and it really doesn’t matter what season it is.

Your subscribers are buying, whether you’re emailing or not.

If you’re not promoting solid products / service because you think you can’t do it, then someone else will just gain the sale.

So it’s okay to promote different launches throughout the year.

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)

 


Final Words

Black Friday is a great time online to make money.

People are in buying mode and want to treat themselves.

And it’s NOT limited to physical products either.

So get involved if you can.

And be sure to promote high-quality products with good discounts.

Plus make use of mailing campaigns like the Crush Campaign if you haven’t figured out your own strategy yet.

And definitely email daily and multiple times per day, at least 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this email and the results.

Thanks again for studying my emails and investing in the course if you did.

 

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