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[Clickbank] Creating and Launching A Successful Affiliate Product!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by myhomestartup, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    About The Journey
    Some of you might recognize me from my previous, 6 month, journey thread that started roughly a year ago. The goal was to surpass $50/day. We not only achieved that, but we ended up with $200+ days. It was a huge success.

    This time, my good friend dexxtaa and I will be launching a brand new clickbank product from scratch in a fast paced environment. The initial launch process will happen in a short series of all nighters. So expect EXTREMELY FREQUENT updates in the beginning which then slow down over time. This journey will document the creation, tweaking, promotion and affiliate building process. We hope that we can learn from you, and that you can learn from us! (Even if it's just from our mistakes! :p)


    Have We Done This Before?
    Last year I listed my first (and only) product on clickbank - it flopped. But it flopped for a reason. This time we have the knowledge and tools necessary to make it a success. Nonetheless! We surely will be learning along the way, so please bear with us.

    Outside of Clickbank, Dexxtaa and I have both launched successful products without affiliates. So this will prove to be a huge advantage when promoting the product ourselves through Youtube SEO. (Which is how we plan to gain our first set of sales)


    Beginning The Creation Process
    At the moment, the product exists only as an idea.
    That will be changing very quickly. (HUGE ACTION ALERT!)

    We will be opening up more as time goes on, but what we can tell you now is that we are building a membership site on Wordpress with recurring billing through Clickbank. It definitely is an information-product idea that we are both extremely excited about. While the general basis for any business move is the pursuit of money, this is an idea that we are looking forward to for our personal development!


    So please stay tuned and we will be updating you shortly!
     
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  2. dexxtaa

    dexxtaa Regular Member

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    Thanks for the Interest in our Journey thread!

    I'm Dexxtaa, and im extremely excited about creating a successful affiliate product! Make sure and subscribe to this thread!

    Let the fun begin!
     
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  3. Shishko

    Shishko Regular Member

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    This sounds really interesting!
    I have had some idéas of my own when it comes to launching my own Clickbank product, but other things have gotten in the way, will be really fun to follow your journey, good luck!
     
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  4. dexxtaa

    dexxtaa Regular Member

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    UPDATE 1: (ONE HOUR IN)

    Domain Name acquired !!!



    Fortunately, MyHomeStartUp has hosting plan set up (and loves to spend his money) and purchased a pretty original domain name. Because MyHomeStartUp previously had a hosting plan, a good chunk of money was saved.



    Hosting and Domain : $21.98
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    Accumulated Expenses : $21.98
     
  5. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    UPDATE 2 (1.5 HOURS)

    Wishlist Member Acquired

    Dexxtaa and I decided to go with Wishlist Member to run the membership portion of our site. It was a little pricey (as you can see below), but it allows us to automatically connect with clickbank billing for our membership site. Meaning that access to our site content is now contingent upon whether or not they have a current billing arrangement through clickbank. Customer stopped paying? Then their access is revoked! Very quick and easy way to set up a membership site.

    We are hosting the site through Wordpress too (wishlist is a wordpress plugin). Now time to start customizing the site.

    Accumulated Expenses:
    $118.98

    21.98 - Domain Name with Privacy
    97.00 - Wishlist Member (wordpress plugin)
     
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  6. MSalty

    MSalty Registered Member

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    Good luck boys, this will be a great journey to follow!
     
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  7. auw21

    auw21 Regular Member

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    Good luck with your journey! I can help you get more sales by becoming affiliate :)

    Let me know your product once you launch it!
     
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  8. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    UPDATE 3 (3.5 HOURS)

    Logo Acquired - Website Design in the works

    We purchased a logo, costing us about 30 bucks. We could have easily done one ourselves, but we wanted one that we could both stand behind proudly. We also found a theme that I purchased a while ago that we could finally use for this project.

    Now that the theme is in place, I have been futzing around with the site to make it look and work the way that I want. In the mean time, Dexxtaa has been starting to formulate the content side of our site by reaching out to talented individuals. (more on that later)

    For the means of launch, Dexxtaa will be focusing on content creation, while I will be focusing on making the site work.


    Accumulated Expenses:
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    21.98 - Domain Name with Privacy
    97.00 - Wishlist Member (wordpress plugin)
    29.00 - Logo Design
     
  9. dexxtaa

    dexxtaa Regular Member

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    Thanks for the kind words! I'll be sure sure to PERSONALLY let you know once everythings set up!
     
  10. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    UPDATE 4 (END OF DAY 1)

    Memberships Working

    Wishlist Member is not a complicated plugin to use, but there are a seemingly infinite number of customization possibilities. It does take a while to figure out how to do what you want to do simply because you have to sort through everything.

    Thankfully, we figured out how to hide certain aspects of our site (if a person doesn't have a membership) and show others (if they do).

    Tomorrow we will continue on with the next steps... which include:
    - Styling the content pages on the site
    - Adding mock content to the site while we wait to hear back from people
    - Design the locked content feature to convert well
    - Continue to seek out more people for product content
    - Getting the site "Clickbank Ready"
    - Creating conversion-ready pages
    - Start creating affiliate materials

    The site is already looking beautiful and we are both very proud of the idea and how it is turning out.
    We also think affiliates will be very excited as well. Of course we have a little while before any of that would be ready.


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    21.98 - Domain Name with Privacy
    97.00 - Wishlist Member (wordpress plugin)
    29.00 - Logo Design
     
  11. jahaz

    jahaz Regular Member

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    Good luck guys! Subscribed to this.
     
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  12. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    Keep up the excellent progress made so far,
    and thanks for posting your journey
     
  13. extreme90

    extreme90 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Keep up the work, subscribed
     
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    rpkrocks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your last journey really helped me ,I'm also hoping that this will show me some new pathways :|

    Best of luck to both of you !
     
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  15. Titser

    Titser Newbie

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    Best of luck for you both!
     
  16. TheMoneyWizard

    TheMoneyWizard Elite Member

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    It looks like you are already doing well, keep it up OP! :)

    Good Luck! :D
     
  17. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Good luck OP, this is something I've been thinking about getting into so keep us posted! :)
     
  18. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Very interesting, can you share the broader niche? Health? Wealth? Relationships?
     
  19. myhomestartup

    myhomestartup Regular Member

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    We are actually trying out a brand new concept that we think is fairly innovative to clickbank and enticing for a wide range of affiliates across the entire personal development niche (which is EXTREMELY broad).

    It normally is frowned upon to not find a specific, dialed in niche and stick to it - but we truly feel we have something that could work. And even if not, the idea is extremely interesting to us, so the process is a lot of fun!
    :D
     
  20. dexxtaa

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    UPDATE (Day 2 - Hour 1)

    Content Creation

    As stated before, im reaching out to people for the purpose of content on the site. The process is essentially a shot in the dark - emailing people and hoping for a response. We've already heard back from people and im starting to get extremely excited about who we will be able to talk to. The approach im taking is less professional, more personal. We, (MyHomeStartup, and I) believe this is a better way of getting in contact with individuals.

    MyHomeStartup is working on the site (legalities, customizing, and everything else). The site is turning out extremely professional and will only look better as time progresses.




    Accumulated Expenses:
    $147.98

    21.98 - Domain Name with Privacy
    97.00 - Wishlist Member (wordpress plugin)
    29.00 - Logo Design