26 Jul

More Wrinkles, More Money with Anti-Aging Affiliate Programs

Who would ever want to talk about wrinkles? This is probably one of the most love-to-hate beauty topics since no one ever wants to have them (no, not anytime soon!) but plenty of people talk about them — if only to complain that they exist!

The first time I noticed several lines forming under my eyes, I completely freaked out! My heart immediately sank at the thought of me earning those ugly wrinkles at a young age. Ugh!

But I am not here to discuss my wrinkles and how I just love to despise them. Since we are all marketers here, I will say that you might love to have wrinkles — not on your face, but as your niche 🙂

Yep! There’s money in wrinkles. According to The Dermatologist website, a study from Stanford Center for Longevity reveals that by 2050 and beyond, approximately 21% of the US population will be 65 years and older.

Even non-experts can understand what that means. As we grow older, the need to fight or at least slow down the aging process becomes (very) strong. But I promise you, the people who are worried about wrinkles aren’t waiting until they’re 65 to start doing something about it.

When it comes to internet marketing, a niche that is in demand is a good niche to promote. In the anti-aging niche, more wrinkles means more money.

Deconstructing the Anti-Aging Niche

The anti-aging niche is not really hard to promote. You just have to understand that it’s not just about helping people look good, but also helping them feel good inside.

Promoting an anti-aging affiliate programs calls for information, and lots of it. Your readers are going to be curious, and they’re going to want to be informed. You have to carefully construct your content by spending time on research, backing up your claims with valid information from authorities and experts in the field.

Generally, the websites for this niche should at least have one of these elements in their content:

  • Product testimonials from real people.
  • Research from established authorities.
  • Articles written to resonate with readers.

To have a better understanding of how websites should be constructed in this niche, let’s check the two website samples below:

1. Best Anti-Aging

This is a 2-year-old website focused on anti-aging product reviews (mostly over-the-counter creams) but the site also provides news articles and tips on anti-aging. Overall, this is a typical review site and blog about fighting the signs of age (e.g., those darn wrinkles).

2. Anti Aging Beauty Zone

This 3-year-old website has a more targeted audience than the first site. It caters to women ages 40 and over, who are looking for broad assortment of anti-aging solutions. The articles and products promoted on the site vary from anti-aging creams to cosmetic treatments (both surgical and non-surgical). Unlike the first site, this website is managed by an author and has a more personal tone in its articles.

 

Traffic Overview And Comparison

Best Anti-Aging Traffic Overview

Anti Aging Beauty Zone Traffic Overview

 

Traffic Comparison

I obtained the traffic overview for these websites from SimilarWeb.Com. Based on the data above, you can see both websites perform well in terms of daily and monthly traffic.

You can also see that both sites’ main traffic source is organic search, which tells us that the site owners probably spend most of their time on SEO or/and content marketing campaigns.

Another important data to look at is the direct traffic percentage. The higher the percentage of the direct traffic, the better.

It is not surprising that both websites are gaining high traffic per month since both are heavy on content. They provide their audiences with a lot of useful information related to skincare and anti-aging from from how-to’s and beauty advice to product reviews.

 

Niche Popularity

What Does Google Trends Say?

Based on the Google Trends graph above, interest in the anti-aging niche continues to grow every year (though you’ll see that it’s a little bit cyclical, probably related to seasonal changes). The complete report here also shows the top countries where people are searching for the term anti-aging, along with several related keyword searches, which gives us an idea on where to find the target market and what keywords to promote for the anti-aging niche.

Niche Standing on Instagram

 

Using Websta Analytics, we can see the content engagement on Instagram, based on the number of hashtags for anti-aging. The engagement numbers are pretty good with more than 1 million hits for #antiaging alone. You can also see popular hashtags that relate to our main keyword. You can check out the complete report here.

 

More Social Data on BuzzSumo

 

BuzzSumo is one of my favorite websites for checking the trending topics on social media. I use this site to get an idea of what types of content are most liked and shared for a specific niche.

Above, BuzzSumo has compiled the most-shared articles across social media sites (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+) for the term “anti-aging.”

You can see a common trend here — the most-shared articles are about non-surgical solutions, specifically anti-aging products.

Furthermore, the data gives us some insights into how to write the articles, especially if you’ll include social media marketing on your campaign. There are three lists and two recipes in the top results, plus news articles.

Additionally, BuzzSumo makes it possible to check for specific anti-aging products mentioned within the articles, which you can consider promoting on your website as well. You can also use the trending articles feature to come up with keyword ideas for the website, which we’ll take a look at next.

 

Keyword Research

Before doing your keyword research, ALWAYS make sure that you already have a specific niche or sub-niche in mind. The more specific your topic is, the easier and less confusing for you to do the keyword research task.

For the anti-aging niche, I have chosen to promote anti-aging creams only. My target market is both men and women, no specified age. So let us run the keyword “anti aging creams” in AffiloTools:

I got 6 keywords for the keyword match (results for exact keywords). All of them are very competitive keywords (marked by the red line graph under the Competition column).

So I checked out the related keywords tab (results for similar keywords), which showed me 50 more results. The top 5 keywords are also very competitive:

So what I did is check the medium-competition keywords (marked by a yellow line graph) and the low-competition keywords (marked by a green line graph) under the Related Keywords tab. I found several keywords that I would likely use for the site (as marked below):

Overall, I have 4 medium-low competition keywords. That’s not enough keywords to build a good website, so it’s time to check out the keywords under the high competition section and select the most suitable keywords for my niche.

Aside from my initial keyword search in AffiloTools, I will conduct another search in another search tool, and this time to get more keyword ideas for my niche. This extra step is very useful if you have more competitive keywords on the list.

You can use the keywords gathered by Google Trends, Websta Analytics, and BuzzSumo for this step. Additionally, you can also get more seed keywords from ÜberSuggest.

Anti-Aging Affiliate Programs

Again, my sub-niche is anti-aging creams. Based on this niche, I have narrowed down my choice of products to the following anti-aging affiliate programs. These are only my top 3 products, but you can always add more if you find quality options that fit your niche.

1. SellHealth.com Anti-Aging Products

About Sell Health:

SellHealth.com is the leading affiliate program for general health and anti-aging products.

How much can I make?

SellHealth pays top commissions on all of its products, starting at 30% and going up to 50% or more for some. The site also pays 5% commission on every sale from an affiliate referral.

How do I apply?

You can sign-up as an affiliate through SellHealth’s website here.

2. Murad

About Murad:

Howard Murad, M.D, is one of the greatest authorities on skincare in the US and has developed a line of skin care products to address a variety of needs, which are available through Murad.com.

How much can I make?

Murad pays affiliates an 11% referral fee. Additionally, all the fulfillment details are taken care by the company, which means no overhead costs for affiliates.

How do I apply?

You can sign-up through CJ Affiliate here.

3. Juice Beauty

About Juice Beauty:

Juice Beauty is a Northern California-based skincare company, which offers organic beauty products and a luxurious customer experience.

How much can I make?

Juice Beauty pays 8-10% commission on all sales generated.

How do I apply?

You can sign-up as an affiliate through Rakuten LinkShare here.

 

Marketing Campaigns for the Anti-Aging Niche

Based on the niche popularity and keyword research that I have done above, you may have already figured out that this is quite a challenging niche. There’s just a lot of competition.

But this is not surprising, since anti-aging falls under the beauty niche, which is evergreen — people will always have an interest in the topic. Most affiliate marketers say that promoting an evergreen niche can be quite challenging because the market is already saturated — though some might say these niches are “oversaturated.”

While the whole concept to me is a bit of fluff, some niches certainly are much more competitive than others. But that doesn’t mean there’s no place for a new marketer to join the ranks. Giving up is not an option, especially when the demand is greater than the supply. There might be a lot of other marketers to contend with, but there are still more buyers than all those other people can actually sell to.

If you commit to your goal and apply these strategic marketing techniques for competitive niches, you can do well, no matter how tough the competition is.

Here are ways to effectively promote the niche:

1. Build Up Your Content

“Content is king.” While the phrase is overused, it never gets old because it’s just as true today as it was last year, or the year before, or the year before…. A website that is always updated with quality content attracts many more visitors over time. I have personally seen a lot of content-based websites (even those that are not fully optimized for SEO), rank well on SERPs. It’s no secret that Google loves websites that provides users with good information based on the keywords they’re using to search.

2. Optimize Your Pages for SEO

Surprisingly, some marketers still don’t spend a lot of time on their onsite optimization. Instead, they are more focused on building links to their websites. While building backlinks is also important in SEO, did you know that a properly optimized website is more than enough to get your site to rank? You should spend more time optimizing your pages for SEO than building backlinks to your website. Make sure that your website can be crawled by search engines or all of your backlinks will be put to waste.

3. Create Your Own Email List

Having your own list of subscribers saves you a lot of time, money, and effort in marketing. Why? The list already contains your interested market. The autoresponder’s purpose is to separate those who are really interested in what you offer from those who are just lurking on your website.

4. Generate Some Buzz on Social Media

The anti-aging niche can easily be promoted on social media, since this niche provides you with a lot of images you can use for marketing. Marketing with photos and other graphics on social media is one way to create a buzz about your website or your products. A successful campaign on social media can attract as much traffic as what you get from search engines.

 

Let’s Recap!

So far, this is what we have learned about anti-aging as an affiliate niche:

  It is an evergreen niche.

  The demand for anti-aging products is increasing and is expected to continue growing.

  There are many sub-niches to tackle, allowing you to differentiate yourself from others.

  Competition is high.

  The affiliate payout is good

  There are a lot of ways to market your products and reach audiences through organic methods and social media.

Would I recommend this niche to affiliate marketers? Absolutely! Even though the competition is high, there are a lot of sub-topics that you can choose to explore. In addition to this, there’s a great selection of products — both digital and physical. I can see many ways of monetizing a website for this niche. You could easily set up an eCommerce store, or simply build a content-based site to promote your affiliate links.

For more ideas on how you can monetize and promote an affiliate website, enroll in our AffiloBlueprint course now!

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19 Jul

Food Crisis Affiliate Programs: Can you make it through?

It’s been 4 years since we started publishing Niche of the Week posts, highlighting one affiliate marketing niche (or sub-niche) at a time. I have looked at each and every one of these niches, and none of them are as boring as this one: the Survival niche.

That probably sounds unfair to all of you who find the concept intriguing, and to fans of reality survival shows like the ones listed here. But here's the thing: “Survivor” makes for great TV (an average of 20 million viewers each season), but I am highly skeptical it would make for a great affiliate niche.

The Survival niche is also a huge niche — much like the weight loss niche — and has several sub-niches under it. Which one do I start with?

I decided to go take a peek at the food crisis niche because 1. food is the first thing we need to survive, so in theory it would be more in-demand than other sub-niches. Two, it’s the least boring (maybe even most interesting) option to me.

Viewers Equal Buyers…Not!

Does a large following translate to great sales? Not always, particularly if there is no solid statistical evidence showing it.

Food crisis programs, and the survival niche as a whole, may not be interesting to me. But it is challenging.

The first hurdle is trying to find a solid statistic showing an interest in this niche. There are some big authority sites like OffGridSurvival.com and SecretsofSurvival.com, so it stands to reason there must be a number of people who are preparing for the worst. It's just not easy to tell exactly (or even roughly) how many.  

If there is anything “solid” in this niche, it is that a food crisis is imminent. UNWater.org predicts that 9 billion people need food and water by 2050. Given how we’re slowly eating away the planet’s natural resources, the increasing temperatures and the recent droughts, then a food crisis is not too far-fetched.

But none of that is hard evidence that you could succeed in this niche. 

Limited Keywords

Challenge number 2: There’s a keyword shortage in the food crisis niche.

When you're vetting a new potential affiliate marketing niche, data is everything. If you can’t find a solid following in the statistics, then move on to keyword research. Specifically, you should look at the monthly searches. How many are there? How’s the competition? What do the related keywords look like? 

Surprisingly, the keyword “food crisis” is not highly competitive. But it also doesn’t have a lot of monthly searches, and the results for related keywords aren't always relevant. 

 

Anything that has to do with “survival” has more monthly searches, but is extremely competitive.

 

At this point, I am comfortable saying there’s not much on the food crisis niche, in terms of data or keywords. There’s a lot on its umbrella niche, survival, however. If you do decide to pursue this option, I would target some of those survival keywords and mix them with the food crisis ones. I would also go into sites like KeywordSpy to find more related keywords to target.

Food Crisis Affiliate Programs

Not much for a list. There are not a lot of food crisis affiliate programs out there. Good thing you can always mix these with other survival-related products.

Food crisis affiliate programs are scarce. They are not so rare as to put you in a pickle, but you will need to dig around online like I did. AffiloJetpack members are lucky because they have an affiliate product list to refer to. There are probably others out there, but these are the only ones that stood out to me as far as commissions are concerned.

When looking at affiliate programs, I check out the vendor’s website for the product, particularly the sales page. If it looks outdated, or the sales page is not convincing enough for me to buy, then I move along and look around for other programs. You want a product with a sales page that can convert the traffic you send over into actual sales, after all.

Now without further ado, here are the four food crisis affiliate programs I found acceptable, two of which are results of my online hunt :

FoodCrisisNoProblem.com - Food Crisis Affiliate Program

1. FoodCrisisNoProblem.com

About FoodCrisisNoProblem.com
We start off with the first food crisis affiliate program from the AffiloJetpack Survival niche: FoodCrisisNoProblem.com arms you with knowledge on how to survive a food crisis with a variety of methods, including aquaponics, worm farming, and organic cooking.

How much can I make?
Affiliates get 75% of the sale.

How do I apply?
You can go to the Affiliates Page on the site or check it out in the ClickBank Marketplace.

Food4Wealth.com - Food Crisis Affiliate Program

2. Food4Wealth.com

About Food4Wealth.com
Another off the AffiloJetpack’s Survival niche list of products is Food4Wealth.com. Unlike FoodCrisisNoProblem.com, Food4Wealth.com is exclusively about growing food. This is a product that you can promote in the gardening niche too.

How much can I make?
Affiliates get 75% per sale, same as FoodCrisisNoProblem.com.

How do I apply?
The site has its own Affiliates Page you can visit, or you can check out the ClickBank Marketplace.

SurviveFoodCrisis.org - Food Crisis Affiliate Program

3. SurviveFoodCrisis.org

About SurviveFoodCrisis.org
SurviveFoodCrisis.org helps you get through food shortage by giving you information on the key items you need to have.

How much can I make?
The commission is 69% per sale.

How do I apply?
SurviveFoodCrisis.org’s affiliate program is under VigLink.

SurvivalFood.com - Food Crisis Affiliate Program

4. SurvivalFood.com

About SurvivalFood.com
SurvivalFood.com is an online shop for survival and camping enthusiasts who want to stock up on food packs, drink mixes and other things you need to survive a food crisis, or even just a camping trip to the wilds.

How much can I make?
As an affiliate, you get 5% commission on every sale.

How do I apply?
Visit the Affiliate Page or go to ShareASale.

Get People to Pay Attention: The Food Scare is Real

The affiliate programs for the food crisis sub-niche may be scarce, but thankfully, the ways to promote your website on food crises and survival are not.

There are several methods you can use to promote your website, paid and otherwise. It’s a good idea to draw up a list of which marketing and SEO methods you’ll try first. You can do this in the early stages of niche research so you can transition smoothly from site building to marketing once the website is up.

Here’s a few SEO and inbound marketing methods to try for websites in this niche :

Infographics

One way to convince people of a need is to show them the numbers. Give them the statistics: Is it really likely food will be scarce in the future? Why? How?

Infographics are a creative, colorful way of delivering the statistics without boring your readers. It requires research but it pays off because all websites you note in your infographics can be further used as places to promote your infographic in. Send the website owners an email and let them know you’ve used their site as a source. Some will probably not reply, but some might, and they'll usually post a link to your infographic on their website.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an idea on how to create infographics. There are tutorials online and free tools you can use.

YouTube Marketing

Creating videos aren’t that difficult anymore, now that there are a myriad tools you can use. The challenge here is how you will present your content in an engaging manner, particularly with a subject matter like food crisis.

One type of video you can create for this niche is a whiteboard video showing how the current global situation can evolve into a food shortage. You can also create an infomercial-type videos on what to do during a food crisis. All these videos need to contain either your affiliate link or a link to a page on your website promoting a food crisis product.

Content Strategy

With all the content you need to be making to fill and promote the website, you need a solid content strategy. Start on this early and consider building up a backlog of articles and other content, so you'll have enough time to research and create the content for your website on a regular basis, and have something to post even when you wind up being short on time. 

Not familiar with content strategy? Don’t worry. There are plenty of tutorials online, like this one from the Affilorama Blog: How to: Create a Content Strategy for your Niche Site.

Food Crisis Affiliate Programs: Great Start or Point of No Return?

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I wouldn’t recommend the food crisis niche to anyone who is just starting out. It’s one challenge after another, and the commission aren’t all that great. You can get the same commission, maybe even more, from a much easier niche to break into.

You want a product that you’re interested in AND can make you money. It sounds like a tall order, but there are plenty of niches to choose from. Be sure to check out at least 5 potential niches before settling into one for sure. You might find one idea leads to another and suddenly you've found an idea even better than you expected. 

I hope you find this week’s Niche of the Week helpful and engaging. Do you have any niches you want featured? Would you go with the food crisis niche? Leave a comment and let us know!

Don’t know how to start your affiliate marketing website? AffiloBlueprint will show you, one step at a time.

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10 Mar

[Case Study] How I Made $6,711.50 In Just 5 Days From A Single Affiliate Product (Plus 9 Affiliate Marketing Lessons)

Interested in getting an inside look at to how a top affiliate sells 216 copies of a digital product (plus an extra 45 upsells), wins an affiliate contest and makes $6,711.50 in just 5 days?

And how YOU can emulate this success and increase your own affiliate commissions?

Then you need to read every last bit of this post

Whether you’re a digital product affiliate on the likes of Clickbank or JVZOO

Or you’re creating Amazon affiliate sites. (Check out how to make your own coupon website)

The insights in this post will increase the amount of affiliate products you sell.

So read on…

 


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to structure an affiliate promo and maximize your sales
  • How to craft commission sucking emails that make your customers buy from YOU
  • Whether you really need to offer bonuses or not as an incentive to buy (the results might surprise you)
  • How the only thing you need to do doing on affiliate promos is using fill in the blank templates.
  • 9 affiliate marketing lessons I learned from this promotion that you’ll find useful for your own promos.

 

 


The Product In Question

There’s no better way to quickly generate affiliate commissions than product launches.

The launch in question was for NicheReaper (thanks to everyone who purchased through my links) and there was a lot of tough competition from big name affiliates who were also promoting it.

(If you haven’t heard of NicheReaper, it’s a great tool that automatically gives you profitable niche and keywords that people are searching for on Google, Amazon, Ebay and more)

It’s a great tool (I was given advanced access to it) and I wanted as many people as possible to get their hands on it and be able to use it to find profitable niches and keywords.

So let’s delve into this case study and show how you copy my affiliate marketing success…


 

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

 

Conversions And Sales

I sent a total of 3,382 clicks and 2,469 unique clicks to the main sales page.

  • 216 people bought the main offer for a conversion rate of 8.75%.
  • 34 people bought OTO 1 converting at 15.67%
  • And 11 bought OTO 2 converting at 33.33%

In total on the launch JVZOO shows 1,500+ copies of the main product were sold overall

Meaning I made approx 14% of all sales on the launch if my maths are correct? (I am terrible with numbers when it comes to anything other than adding or subtracting lol)

 


I Won The Affiliate Contest!

Yep, 216 front end sales was enough to land me 1st place on the leaderboard for which I get an additional $1,000 cash prize + I won another contest for most sales in the final 2 days netting me another $500.

That’s on top of the commission for the sales of which the total was $5,211.50.

So that’s $6,711.50

Not bad for a 5 day promo that I almost didn’t make time for (I had been travelling for a week before hand and didn’t have much time)

Just glad I played around with it some more and remembered how useful it was.

Win win all round IMO.

I didn’t provide any bonuses on this launch (as I often don’t) because I didn’t have time to create any.

I just showed you how to use the 220 buyers keyword list on the blog to make this tool even more useful.

Which I think shares an important lesson…

Bonuses aren’t essential.

People buy because they TRUST you and believe in what you’re recommending. Not because you simply offered a bonus.

 

affiliate board

First place on the affiliate leaderboard

 


What I Did To Win (And How You Can Copy Me)

All the emails I sent during the NicheReaper launch are fill in the blank templates.

I use these same templates on EVERY single launch or promotion I do.

All were using the email templates I talk about in 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks and the actual templates are available when you buy the upgrades for that product if anyone wants them.

I sent 11 emails over the 5 day launch period.

  • 3 on launch day as always
  • 1 on the second day
  • 2 on day 3 and 4 (it was only intended to be 1 on those days but a discount was announced)
  • 3 on closing day as always

The #1 performing email was the “Results” template email making 25% of all sales from the first one I sent and another 8% from a second one (learn about it in 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks)

It’s one of my own template creations and is mentioned several time in 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks.

So 33%, a third, of all sales on this promo came from sharing results. This email formula works.

Then there was the discount email (this was simply an email with the discount code) was the second highest performing at 19%.

And then the GAIN email (Digital Marketer email template I talk about it in 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks, so simple but effective) at 12.79%.

Nothing else came close.

I also talk a bit about them here:

How To Write Emails That Win Product Launch Competitions, Beat Super Affiliates, And Make $8,320.24 In Just 6 Days

It’s that simple.

Use proven to work templates and fill in the blanks.

This is how I win affiliate contests and make $6,711.50 in 5 days from a few emails.

You can fill in the blanks too, right?

Now you know what I did to win this content and how you can copy me.

But I’d also like to share 9 affiliate marketing lessons you can learn from this launch…

 


9 Affiliate Marketing Lessons You Can Learn From This Launch

 


1. You Just Need A Handful Of Good Affiliates To Promote

As I appear to have made 14% of the overall sales it suggests that if you’re a product owner looking to make sales you don’t need 100s of affiliates you just need a handful of good ones who can “bring the heat” as they like to say/

I would wager that the top 5 to 10 affiliates sent the bulk of the sales on this launch.

 


2. Bonuses Are Not Required

As I said I didn’t offer any bonuses on this one, as I often don’t, due to not having time.

Didn’t seem to affect my sales.

I often see affiliates swear by bonuses as a way to make you increase sales but I think if the product is good and I can show you how it’ll benefit you (and that I’ve used it myself) you don’t need the bonuses.

I may have been the only affiliate not offering anything?

 


3. Use Fill In The Blank Email Templates In Every Single Email Promotion You Ever Do Ever.

You’ll thank them and me later.

I use them in every single email promo I do.

I literally just fill in the blanks and watch the money roll in.

They are quick to write and they work.

The templates are talked about in 101 Digital Affiliate Hacks. 

 


4. Share Your RESULTS And People Will Bite Your Hand Off To Buy.

People like to see the stuff you recommend actually works AND that you’ve used it and not just hustling for commissions.

In my 2 result based emails I showed buyer keywords I’d found by combining NicheReaper with the 220 buyer keywords on the blog and some other juicy ones it just automatically gave me.

It shows it works, I use it, and there’s ways to ‘hack’ it to give you even better keywords.

People love results – like I said 25% of all sales came just from the first results email and another 8% from the second results one I sent on the final day.

 


4. Learn Some Basic Copywriting Techniques And Formulas – That’s All My Emails Are.

I’ve never really studied copywriting, I’d never cut it as a paid copywriter, and never practiced it outside of writing promo emails usually on the day a launch starts

I just Googled “copywriting formulas” once a long time ago and download stuff like 60 Second Sales Hook worksheet and read about the PAS formula and then filled in the blanks / followed the formula and they work and work every time.

That combined with some email templates I can sell loads of stuff. So can you, just fill in the blanks….

 


5. Mail Hard And Mail Often – Sending Once Or Twice Doesn’t Work

You have to mail continually throughout a promo – every day it’s on.

People need reminded, they miss emails, they get distracted, they stay on the fence till the last minute.

Some are made to buy through showing what they can GAIN, others need LOGIC, some need FEAR of missing out.

Certain people won’t budget until a discount code comes out or there’s 3 seconds left to buy before it goes offline / up in price just to be sure.

Some like stories, other need results, others need reminded of their problems and why it’s important they take action (PAS).

These are all templates and copywriting formulas (101 Digital Affiliate Hacks) and Digital Marketer (Fear, Gain, Logic series) and 60 Second Sales Hook etc.

 


6. Most Sales Come On Day 1 And The Final Day – Always

Some people want to be first in or get the best price before it goes up.

Other procrastinate or need time to decide then only take action on the final day when their hand is forced.

About 44% of sales came on day 1 for me and 17% on the final day. It would usually be much more on the final day

it’s often up to 40% on closing day but I guess so many people seeing the good results email on day 1 had steamed right in.

Which means about 40% of people bought in between.

 


7. The More You Know About Your Audience The More You’ll Sell

If you know what makes them tick (as I do about you), their situation (demographics, finances, pain points, joys) and what they want in life you can sprinkle it into your emails and use it to make them take action.

Create a datasheet on your audience.

Survey, poll, ask questions and analyze.

Especially your customers..especially your best customers.

 


8. Find Great Products That Your Audience Want And You Don’t Have To SELL Anything

When you have a product that solves a core problem your audience has and solve it well with little work…you don’t have to do any SELLING.

You just tell them about it, show how awesome it is and people buy it.

I know finding niches and keyword research is a big problem for most people in the NicheHacks tribe.

This tool made it so stupidly simple (you don’t have to do anything but open it) that it was as they say “a no brainer” to purchase.

And the price was awesome for a lifetime license too considering this has been a $67 p/m tool for the past 2 years and is going back to that price now the launch is over (congrats for those who got a bargain!)

 


9. Price Hikes, Scarcity And Countdown Timers Work Like Gangbusters (There’s another one of those horrible IM phrases)

This started at $27, went up to $37 on day 2 and was up to $47 or maybe even $57 by the final day and it’s going up again to $67 PER MONTH for new customers now the launch is over.

You have to mention this and mention it often.

People want things for the best price.

You’re doing them a favor and they’ll do you a favor by buying.

There was a countdown timer ticking away at all times reminding people of the next price rise.

It flat out urges people to take action.

Just make sure you only use it when there are really price rises or scarcity or people get pissed off, obviously, when they find out it was false.

 

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

 


Final Words

NicheReaper is awesome and you’re awesome for buying it through my link.

Enjoy it and these affiliate marketing lessons and please put it to good use.

It goes to show that some things work even against conventional wisdom (like the belief that you need to offer bonuses or to be a great writer or seller to make affiliate sales).

I hit the first place despite not having bonuses and I use fill in the blank templates on all my promotions.

If you apply what I’ve shared in this case study and the lessons learned from the launch you can sell more affiliate products and maybe even win product launch competitions.

Use the email templates, understand your audience and what makes them tick, and show them awesome products that they want and need.

It’s that simple.

(Learn how to create a review website here)

So what do you plan to takeaway with these lessons?

Share with us below now…

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21 Dec

How To Increase Your Niche Site Earnings By 83% Using This Opt-In Strategy

There’s no better sales generation channel than email marketing – not SEO, not social media, not paid advertisements.

SEO is great for traffic generation, but when it comes to conversions, email marketing is ahead of everything else.

According to Sikich, consumers spend almost 83% more when targeted via email marketing.

As a niche marketer, your objective is to build a business, not a one-time sales channel. And you can’t build an online business  without an email list.

According to Statista, the number of active email users around the world will reach 2.8 billion by the end of 2016.

(Learn how to create a review website here)

 

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In the U.S alone, nearly 66% of email users older than 15 years made a purchase in the last year because of an email. Even more staggering, 91% of users check their email at least once a day!

 

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Source: Sikich

 

Email usage and engagement rates have also increased dramatically because of the increase in smartphone users. According to emailMonday, almost 67% users check email on their smartphones, while 42% on tablets.

 

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Source: emailMonday

 

In short, email marketing is not going anywhere. In fact, its importance is only increasing with time.

But what exactly are YOU doing to build your list?

Don’t tell me you have a cute little opt-in box in your sidebar with a tempting headline “Get Free Email Updates”. People don’t subscribe to such ‘generous’ offers anymore (unless you’re Seth Godin)

If you’re a slightly advanced niche marketer, you might be using a lead magnet to get subscribers.

I did a very detailed post here on NicheHacks on the different types of lead magnets you can create.

But even a lead magnet isn’t enough.

It might get you subscribers, but are those subscribers really interested in your offer? Or are you just building a list of freebie hunters who have no intention to spend money even if you make the most insane offer possible?

 

 

“Consumers who recieve email marketing campaigns spend 83% more on online shopping, and email is 20 times more effective than other marketing channels” – Sikich

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(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 34 ways to grow your email list click here or the image below)

 


What You’ll Learn in this Post

  • Why many niche marketers fail to sell anything to their email subscribers
  • Why most of your subscribers might be completely useless
  • What you actually need to do to attract the right subscribers who’re willing to pay
  • How to find ideas for your perfect lead magnet
  • How to hook your subscribers for future sales

 


Why Email Subscribers Are Useless (Most of Them Anyway)

Yes, I actually said that – most of your email subscribers are useless.

Why?

Because they don’t have any intention to buy from you. They’re freebie hunters who can add no value to your business.

This happens to most niche marketers when they start building an email list. They focus so much on getting subscribers that they lose sight of their ultimate business objective, which is to make sales.

Lead magnets do attract subscribers, but you need relevant subscribers. And for that, you need to create a relevant lead magnet.

For example, I’ve actually seen health and fitness blogs use SEO checklists as their lead magnets. That freebie will get you subscribers, but those subscribers won’t be interested in health and fitness offers that you’ll make in future.

As a result, they’ll just download the freebie and go away.

To create a list of subscribers who’re actually interested in what you have to offer, you need to create a lead magnet that is relevant to your business and in line with your future paid offers.

Your whole thought process should be different.

Don’t attract random subscribers using unrelated freebies and then try to come up with a product for them. It’s much harder to find a common need that way.

Instead, research your target audience and create a freebie that is closely related your core offer.

Here’s a mind map I made explaining this (click on the image to see the enlarged version)

 

 

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There are three main activities for email list building in this mind map

 

  • Product Aligned Freebie: A lead magnet that complements your core product or service. This is your primary tool for attracting subscribers. I’ve listed some of the types of lead magnets you can create. You can read about them in much more detail in this post.

 

  • Autoresponder Sequence: This is a series of emails that your subscribers will get once they sign up to your list. It will help you qualify leads and convince them to buy from you.

 

  • List Engagement Activities: This is how you keep your subscribers engaged, even when you’re not directly selling something, so that they don’t forget you.

 

 

peep lajaThe bigger the positive impact of your lead magnet, the better push you have given the prospect down your sales funnel – Peep Laja (ConversionXL)

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Create a Lead Magnet That Attracts Leads Not Just Subscribers

So how exactly do you create a relevant and effective lead magnet that attracts subscribers who’re willing to buy from you?

For starters, your lead magnet needs to grab attention, and for that, it needs to be different from the usual “7 Ways To Do XYZ” kind of eBooks that every other blogger is giving away.

Here are some of the other qualities your lead magnet should have.

 


  • It Needs To Offers Immediate Value

You want your subscribers to become fans and advocates of your expertise. So your freebie really needs to give them a few “aha” moments and get them hooked immediately.

You also need to make this value pretty clear when you’re inviting visitors to subscribe to your list. For example, here’s a lead magnet by Bryan Harris with a very clear and immediate value proposition. There’s nothing confusing about it.

 

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The moment you look at it, you know the value that’s on offer – 100+ proven landing page templates for FREE. The bullet points further elaborate the value of the freebie

And this approach isn’t new either.

It’s a proven method that online businesses have been using to drive different actions on their sites. Smart internet marketers have just applied the same to list building. For example, here’s how AreaVibes, a portal for finding accommodation in the US, uses a similar format on its homepage.

 

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The formula is simple, communicate the value of your offer in clear terms without confusing your prospective subscribers.

 


  • It’s a Sample of Your Paid Offer

I’m stating this point again just to make it stick to your mind. If you want to build an email list of qualified leads, not just subscribers, your freebie needs to create the buying intention in your subscribers from the first day.

That happens when your subscribers,

– Trust you

– Consider you a niche expert

– Believe that your paid offer will have value based on the knowledge shared in the freebie

To achieve that, create a lead magnet that aligns closely with your paid product. Even if you don’t have a product yet, you should have a good idea of the kind of products your target audience wants (based on your research). So make sure it gives them a taste of your paid product.

For example, if you’re a content marketer and your target is to sell video trainings on different content marketing topics, you can share a strategy blueprint or a strategy guide as your freebie.

Jon Morrow does that on his site GuestBlogging.com where he sells training courses to writers and bloggers who want to feature on high traffic blogs as guest bloggers.

 

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Another super effective freebie that Jon shared with his subscribers was a comprehensive list of the editorial contact details of hundreds of high traffic blogs.

 

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Visitors downloaded it immediately and signed up as subscribers.

They had the contact details of their target editors, but they didn’t know how to create guest posts that matched the editorial requirements of their target blogs.

The result? Jon had a list of hundreds of potential students for his premium GuestBlogging training classes, most of whom had the buying intention.

 

 


  • It Targets a Single Pain Point of Your Subscribers

Your lead magnet needs to be super targeted to get your visitors’ attention. Don’t try to create an “Ultimate Guide of Ultimate Guides to Creating Ultimate Guides”……you got the point, right?

Focus on one problem and deliver a tangible, specific and clear solution to it.

The free report on 1781 profitable niches, that Stuart offers, is a great example.

 

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He’s not promising you traffic, not teaching you how to boost website performance or design a conversion optimized site, and not even telling you how to write great content for your niche site, no.

He’s just giving you a ready to use report that has 1781 profitable niches researched and done for you – just download and use.

That’s how you target a pain point of your audience.

 


  • It Doesn’t Consume Much Time

And finally, your lead magnet shouldn’t be so long that it takes months for your subscribers to just go through it.

That is why short guides, checklists, strategy blueprints and ready-to-use tools are some of the most effective lead magnets. They deliver quick value in a short time.

Aim to make your freebie similar.

 

 

Bryan Harris

“Instead of having one universal toolkit or eBook, create a very specific bonus each time you write a post.” – Bryan Harris (VideoFruit)

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Creating Your Lead Magnet and Setting It Up for Success….1, 2, 3

You know what a great lead magnet looks like. Now it’s time to create your own.

 


1. Find Out the Answers Your Audience is Looking For

There are a ton of places where you can start researching ideas for your lead magnet. The more research you do, the better.

But I want to save your time.

 

a) Look at Your Competitor’s Best Products

The easiest way find out freebie ideas that your visitors will download like crazy, is to search for the best performing paid products in your niche. People are already spending money on those products. They’d love it when you offer something similar for free.

Start your research from your closest competitors. Most of the high traffic blogs in your niche already have a huge audience. And in all likelihood, they’re selling products as well (look for the page Store, Products or Shop on their site)

 

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You can get a fair idea for your lead magnet by looking at your competitor’s best performing and entry level products.

If replicating or creating a freebie similar to their best performing product demands too much work, you can tone it down and create a smaller version.

In short, when people are buying from someone else, they’re likely to grab it free from you as well.

 

b) Get Ideas from the Best Performing Content in Your Niche

Another great way to find ideas for your lead magnet is to look at the best performing content in your niche.

BuzzSumo and Ahrefs are both great tools to do that. Search your main topic on these tools and they’ll give you the list of content that has performed best on social media.

 

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You can even use BuzzSumo to search specifically for giveaways.

 

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You might not find all the results relevant to your site, but it’ll give you pretty good idea of the kind of content you can create for your lead magnet to attract subscribers.

 

c) Look for the Top Performing eBooks on the Kindle Marketplace

There are thousands of eBooks on the Amazon Kindle marketplace. You can literally find dozens of great and proven ideas for your lead magnet by looking at the best performing eBooks related to your niche.

Just head over to the Kindle marketplace and search with one of your primary keywords.

 

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Sort the results by average customer reviews so that you can see the best performing eBooks first.

Dive in, and find inspiration.

 

d) Take Inspiration from the Best Performing Udemy Courses

Udemy is one of the world’s largest portals for video courses and trainings. Thousands of trainers have uploaded video courses on all sorts of topics, and people pay for them happily.

 

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You can find courses in the relevant categories and then sort them by popularity or the number of reviews.

You can also click on any course and see its complete outline along with a few preview videos. This can give you a pretty good idea for the content of your lead magnet.

 

e) Ask Your Target Audience

The most obvious way to find great ideas for your lead magnet is to directly ask your audience. And you know what, people actually do respond when you ask them to help.

Just tell your blog readers that you want to create an awesome resource for them, and need their feedback to decide what they’re most interested in.

If you’re just starting out, and don’t have an audience yet, just go to your competitor’s blog and study the comments on their most popular posts. You can head over to Quora, LinkedIn Groups and Reddit as well. Try finding relevant discussions and see what people are looking for. Or create your own thread and directly ask for ideas.

 

 

ramsay“Offering a free eBook to email subscribers still converts better than offering nothing” – Ramsay (BlogTyrant)

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2. Make It Easy for Visitors To Download Your Freebie

Creating a lead magnet is one thing, but in order to attract signups, you also need to place your lead magnet intelligently.

Just putting it in the sidebar doesn’t work that well.

Proactively take it to your audience and tell them why they need it.

Here are a few ways you can do it.

 

  • Use Pop-ups, Sign Up Bars and Sign Up Screens

NicheHacks uses all three of these techniques to promote lead magnets and collect emails. My personal favorite tool for doing this, is SumoMe. It has some awesome paid features, but even the free version gives you all the tools you need to build an email list.

 

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You can use Hello Bar to add the welcome sign up bar to your site.

Both these tools integrate with your email service and provide you detailed subscriber stats as well.

 

  • Use Content Upgrades in Combination with Your Lead Magnet

Content upgrades are post specific lead magnets that provide additional content to the readers in exchange for their email address.

Stuart uses them here on NicheHacks regularly.

 

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Many other leading marketers like Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Bryan Harris etc. also use them in all their posts. In fact, Bryan Harris reports sign up rates of 20-30% on his content upgrades. But even if you achieve an opt-in rate of around 7-8%, you should be pretty happy (you can always improve, of course)

Content upgrades are so effective because they’re closely related to the content of the post. For example, in the snapshot above, the lead magnet “Instantly discover 101 high paying affiliate niches” is closely related to the topic of the post “Lessons Learned from Making $44,775 in Affiliate Sales”.

The reader is already interested in the post and wants to know how Stuart made that much money  how he came up with the right niche to promote his products. The content upgrade provides exactly what they’re looking for.

 

(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 34 ways to grow your email list click here or the image below)

 


Ready To Create a High Converting Lead Magnet That Boosts Sales By 83%?

So really that’s all there is to creating a laser focused and super effective lead magnet that attracts subscribers who’re willing to pay for your product (not just freebie hunters).

But the success of your lead magnet depends on the amount of research and effort you’re willing to put into it. It requires some old-fashioned elbow grease.

Find out the problems of your readers and the topics they’re interested in. Then create something that resolves those problems in a quick and easy way.

And finally, take your lead magnet to your website visitors (don’t wait for them to find it)

As I said earlier according to Sikich, consumers spend almost 83% more when targeted via email marketing so you’d be crazy not to be building a list for your niche site.

(Learn how to create a review website here)

So just get to work!

I’m waiting to hear your success stories in the comments below.

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05 Jul

For Those Who Don’t Like Stock

It’s been a while between blog posts for me, as I’ve been super busy running my business, but I thought it would be time for an update and to share some insights I’ve been having in regards to selling physical goods, which is primarily what I focus on these days.

Most people who get into affiliate marketing, or any form of information marketing, do not like the idea of selling physical stock as they often loathe the idea of having to store the stock and do all the shipping and handling. These are valid reasons, but there are solutions around this, which I will outline in this post, as I highly encourage people these days to sell physical goods, and even to progress towards developing your own brand also.

Option 1 – Fulfillment Houses

One option that you can use is to buy in stock and send it to a fulfillment house to store and do all the shipping and handling for you. There are loads of these in most countries, however you need to read their costing carefully. Essentially they will charge you for the shelf space you use up each week, and also for every order they ship out.

They are a great option as they can allow you to run a digital business, as you do not have to manage any of the stock yourself.

Option 2 – Dropshipping

I did an interview with Ezra Firestone recently about dropshipping, so if you missed that then perhaps check it out – Interview with Ezra. Dropshipping is where you sell physical goods, but you never take stock of them, and instead when you make a sale of a product, you send the order directly to the supplier and they ship to your customer for you. Again this option means you have a digital business.

Option 3 – Amazon FBA

A third option and something that I am also currently getting into is selling goods using the Amazon FBA (fulfillment by Amazon). This is very similar to the first option, in that Amazon is fulfilling the orders, but you are selling inside Amazon and get the huge advantage of all that buyer traffic that Amazon has.

There really is a huge scope of opportunity out there for selling physical goods, so if you have been put off by having to store and ship products, then don’t be, as these three options are all good and get around it for you.

One other thing I have started to experiment with is importing products via air freight, so it gets here fast, and selling via Google Adwords, so you get instant traffic. If you do this, because you are buying from the source and have instant traffic with Adwords you can test things fast and should be able to get good margins.

If you want to find products from overseas, then head over to Aliabab, as its a great free tool and will connect you with the world of suppliers.

More on this in a future post though.

That’s it for now, short and sweet.

For Those Who Don’t Like Stock is a post from: Internet Marketing Secrets, Affiliate Marketing Blog, Affiliate Internet Marketing

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