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$50/day with Clickbank, Email and PPC

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hutmeil, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. hutmeil

    hutmeil Newbie

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    Hello there! I've been a member here for quite some time now but has always been a lurker. So, this is my first journey thread here and my goal is to earn at least $50/day by the end of this year (ideally) or within six months. I know that's a low number for some (or most?) of you here but when I reach that goal, that essentially replaces the income I generate from my day job (I'm from a 3rd world country and that's how small we earn over here...). But before moving on, here's some background.

    I'm not really new to IM. I was introduced to IM back in 2006. And back then I was doing the Google Cash method where you promote your affiliate link on Adwords. I made some sales but I encountered several problems:
    1) I was paid via check. And since I'm living somewhere in Southeast Asia, it presented problems to my cashflow.
    2) I promoted the wrong offer. It converted well, but the payout was too low.
    3) I was one of the affiliates that was affected by Adwords banning direct linking to sales page. That was also the time when they introduced quality score to landing pages.

    I had to quit what I was doing as it was no longer profitable.

    Fast forward to 2009, I made money from CPA using SEO. But like most of SEOers, I got burned by Big G's constant algorithmic change.

    Fast forward to 2012, I made money from Clickbank via FB Ads. Again, I did direct linking to the sales page. At first it was profitable but when competition got fierce, I had to let go.

    Fast forward to today, I decided to do things right even if it takes a while. And by right, I mean not relying on SEO, having a landing page and creating a list.

    Actually this journey of mine started a few weeks ago but I want to put it into writing now so that:
    1) It would serve as my journal and help me be accountable
    2) I would get top-notch advice from you guys (shout out to Mancar who has helped me a lot already!)
    3) This would be a source of inspiration to others (I hope so!)

    Let's start.

    If I'm not mistaken, this journey started last month, September 26. I read some WSO (I know right!) and followed it. Here's what I did initially:
    1) Find a product to promote in Clickbank using Mancar's method.
    2) Use Bing as my traffic source. I opened an account and bought a $100 coupon from Fiverr worth $5 to get me started.

    The initial plan was to simply direct link to the sales page and then create a landing page when sales came in... and fortunately for me it did! However, the WSO I was following gave bad advice. I appreciate it for getting me started but it told me to get a bunch of keywords for the product (500-1000) and simply add them in in a campaign, in a single ad group and then run the ad! That's definitely bad advice since optimization would be a nightmare and scaling up would be hard.

    So I ditched the WSO and did my own thing by following other journeys here and scouring this forum for advice. Here's what I did:
    1) Bought hosting worth $5 on ASO to install Prosper202
    2) Segmented my keywords into appropriate Ad groups
    3) Created landing pages on one of my existing unused domains
    4) Use GetResponse to setup my autoresponder

    This is my first time doing #3 and #4 so I am a total noob on those. My landing pages convert at 10% which I believe is very low.

    Anyway, here's a screenshot of my earnings so far:
    cb earnings.png

    These earnings are from promoting 2 products.

    While my list size is 6, LOL!!!

    While here are my expenses:
    $100 Bing coupon - $5
    ASO hosting - $5
    Bing Ads - $145 (this is after the coupon has been used out)
    GetResponse - $15 (not yet but almost)

    So that would be a profit of $241. Divide it by 19 days and that is $12.68/day, so more or less $38 more to go!

    I definitely have a lot more to learn, improve and implement.

    Here are some immediate goals:
    - Add more ad groups to the 2nd product I'm promoting since I only have 1 as of now. But though I only have 1, it has already brought me a sale so that's good news
    - Optimize my LPs more. I believe there's a lot to improve. I think the average is 30-50% conversion?
    - Try out solo ads for traffic. Have been reading a lot of ebooks on it lately, so I simply have to try it out
    - Segment my email list
    - Optimize my Bing campaigns. It is very unoptimized right now

    I hope to do all these slowly but surely. I have a day job so that takes priority but I will definitely push this through.

    TLDR - Guy got burnt several times in IM, but now coming back with a vengeance (I hope?)

    Until next time!
     
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  2. krishnacode360

    krishnacode360 Power Member

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    Good luck mate. I am also not lucky with clickbank & paid traffic. Nice to see you earning good profits. I will folow this thread regulalryl
     
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  3. Boomba

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    So you are purely making conversions from your email list? I'll have to try email marketing for my next IM venture..

    Sounds like you are on the right track, especially if you're already making money. You can get $50 a day easy. I expect at least $100 if you keep it up!
     
  4. supereek

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    Good job OP. Even in small steps progress is still progress.. just keep tweaking your things, experiment new products, until you keep a list of products that convert for you and your (pre)sale pages. Then just don't be affraid to pump more money into it and watch it grow. I wish you luck.
     
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  5. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds like you're on the right track, try and get that LP conversion rate up if possible and when you get a paycheck from CB then be sure to reinvest it!
     
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  6. karupoiss

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    I don't understand.. are these earnings from direct linking? What do you mean your landing page converts at 10%? Is it the opt-in rate? Anyways, interested in this as I want to build a list myself also.
     
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    Good luck, you are already making money so keep that going and try to grow from there.
     
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    Is this a true or a spam. Last time there are so many these kind of links are posted which were spam. So please confirm all and then follow.
     
  9. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    It seems like your post is spam.
     
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  10. dunhill

    dunhill Power Member

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    Nice sharing mate.. If u focus and improve your LP.. I believe u can get $50/day easily..
     
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  11. LoftPower

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    Good luck to you. Following along.
     
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  12. hutmeil

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    Not yet but that's the goal. I'm currently making a list though
     
  13. hutmeil

    hutmeil Newbie

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    Most are from direct linking.

    Yes 10% optin rate.
     
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    dapandjank Junior Member

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    Did you get Bing Coupon from Fiver?
    I have trouble found coupon wich I am not USA account.
     
  15. hutmeil

    hutmeil Newbie

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    Yup from Fiverr.

    I'm also not a US account but the coupon worked for me.

    Here's the username of the Fiverr seller => shawnwriter
     
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    Good Luck with your journey.
     
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  17. bruno0

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    nice journey. will keep an eye on this thread. Wishing you best of luck.
     
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  18. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    I want to use bing also. Was your account a new one or old?
     
  19. hutmeil

    hutmeil Newbie

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    It's a brand new one!
     
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    If my understanding is correct, you've created several landing pages and each one is for an ad group on Bing. This is a very good way to get high quality score. If you can maintain a good ctr your price will also come down. Here are some questions / answers that I have:

    1. Is your landing page a presell page with an optin box at the end of the presell? If this is the case you can add an extra optin box above the fold so that your optin rate increase.

    2. Ideally you should split test for each adgroup by creating a variation of the landing page. This again can help to improve the optin rate / direct sales.
    3. You can use the product VSL picture (if its a video sales letter) as the optin bribe and this again increases the optin rate. Here you can rotate between two products to see which one converts better.

    thanks
     
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