1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Complete noob here. Starting today as of 12/23!

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by StrawHat88, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 1

    Heya forum. I just bought a domain for my niche, which ended up being $10 for a whole year. I have plenty of time to make mistakes and learn a lot along the way. The guide/method I'm going to try is the one by meathead1234 about what he calls "SEO-jacking".

    I'm still confused by what the writer of the guide means by "cloaking affiliate URLs". My guess is that you use a tinyurl or something of the sort...?

    I've signed up for a ClickBank account and already have a webhost set up. My next step is to write some reviews on my blog, and then spread it out for everyone to view and see. I think I'll start out with three reviews, and then move up to several more once I feel like I've spread enough attention on forums and blogs.

    Here's to hoping that the niche I picked is good enough to keep me going. *crosses fingers*
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  2. healzer

    healzer Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    1,966
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Marketing automation tools
    Location:
    Somewhere in Europe
    Home Page:
    Yea, it's easier than you think. Just don't get scared of not earning $ at start or get any visitors.

    Keep doing what you're doing... Don't give up... in the end...you'll be seeing $$$$$ all over you


    Merry Christmas

    Regards
    Healzer
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    Occupation:
    destroyer of worlds...
    Location:
    Welcome to Black Hat World........................
    Home Page:
    You sure are a noob....

    because you posted your journal on the CLICKBANK section....
     
  4. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sorry, I'm new to the whole IM thing, and nothing on the stickies said I couldn't post here. Plus, I am using ClickBank as my CPA so it is relevant to a certain extent. If my journal thread here is an issue despite seeing other journal threads in this same section, then I will send a request to a moderator to move it to a more appropriate section.

    Thanks,
    StrawHat.
     
  5. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    Occupation:
    destroyer of worlds...
    Location:
    Welcome to Black Hat World........................
    Home Page:

    Nothing in your post suggests that clickbank is what you are getting into.
     
  6. Initial Effort

    Initial Effort Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,631
    Likes Received:
    248
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Cloaking means hiding the URL so instead of a long affiliate link like clickbank.com?32439234?234kdcvsjivj43kermg you use a cloak to make it yourdomain.com/product.php
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Majin95

    Majin95 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Paris,France
    Hi, if you are doing reviews you should put them into videos using fiverr or doing it yourself. Some revelant and quality videos will help you gain credibility and traffic. What I did with mine is adding my videos and then mass friend invite people on youtube in the same niche with a youtube software. I just let my software run and it will start driving traffic to your channel then your website on its own while you work on your website.

    That was just my advice, that's what i did to start driving traffic to my website when it wasn't ranked, now my channel is growing on its own (still adding one or two video each week).

    Hope this helps.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. mindbridge

    mindbridge Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2
    Good luck! I'm embarking on the same journey myself. I've managed to read up on "seo-jacking," research my niche, set up my website, and is now writing review articles. Let's make money. :cool:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. LongBanana

    LongBanana Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    247
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Good luck in your ventures. :)
    Work hard and smart and money will come your way.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    431
    Location:
    Canada
    Hopefully you're on Wordpress, because it is fantastic for newbies. You can get a great looking site quickly, and have tons of functions that would be difficult to add with a regular site.

    Cloaking the URL, means not having a direct link from your main page to the affiliate link. Using tinyurl or a similar program could work, but the best way for both click through's and SEO is a link through your site.

    Personally I use a WP plugin called Redirection, which creates a 301 redirect (it also counts how many times your link is clicked). Basically you create a link at yoursite.com/bike (or whatever product/name you choose) and it will take you to the affiliate link automatically. If you aren't on wordpress, just Google 301 redirects as they're fairly easy to setup.

    Review sites are great. The real backbone of the approach is in the research. If you can get a decent domain, for enough searches of a quality keyword; you'll get the traffic and get it to convert.

    $10 for the first year of a domain is good, but keep an eye out for coupons. A lot of the domains I buy are only $1 for the first year, but the most I ever pay is $7.50.

    Taking action is the only way you're ever going to make money online, so it's great to hear you're doing just that. Best of luck in your ventures, and keep coming back to BHW. It's a goldmine.

    ~englandrm
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. bwman

    bwman Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    377
    Occupation:
    Jack of all Trades - Master of all
    Location:
    IM WORLD
    I will be following your progress.. dont give up - keep pushing hard until u start seeing results

    I wish u all the best :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Awesome! Good luck to you as well. :D
     
  13. SEOLair

    SEOLair Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    79
    Good luck. Don't give up.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 2

    Gone for a bit for Christmas shenanigans. I'm kicking myself back into gear before school starts again. Today I was going through the threads and found Challenge 2010. Since it came up multiple times, I decided to look into it and it's absolutely great for a noob such as myself. Going through half of Module 1, then continuing for the next few days straight. I've set up a domain name already and have it redirect to my blog.
     
  15. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 3

    Haven't gotten much of anything done since I went out for a drive with my new radar detector. I've started messing around with Market ***** a little bit so I can get through module 1 of Challenge 2010. I'd like to go through module 1 in its entirety before I head to bed tonight.
     
  16. socks5proxies

    socks5proxies Power Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    505
    Likes Received:
    1,028
    In review site , have a star rating for products that you're promote are also great way to attach visitors while choosing what they should order :) . Affliate marketing is not easy to master , but once you did it , the rest is cake . Just never give up !
    Good luck !
    Regards
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  17. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 4

    It took me a while to get my creative juices flowing to come up with a bunch of keywords, but I think I made some decent ones. My only hurdle at the moment is Market Samurai constantly crashing on me whenever I try to do the SEOC analysis.

    Edit: Updating Adobe Air from 1.5 to 3.x did the trick. Didn't know my version of Air was so old.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  18. ActionTaker

    ActionTaker Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    209
    Yea MS is slow and a pain in the ass.
     
  19. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 5 and 6

    Progress has been slow again. Partly because I have to buy another domain (the first one I bought ended up being a mistake in terms of the right amount of competition, traffic, etc), and also because I've been enjoying my last couple of days before school starts again.

    I've done a lot more research on more niches this time and ran them through the Challenge 2010's filters. None of them made it, so I had to come up with another one. I finally found one that meets all the criteria, but one of the keywords is not particularly usable for the domain. I'll either find a way around it, or find another micro-niche again.
     
  20. StrawHat88

    StrawHat88 Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Day 7

    Still researching micro-niches. I would have never imagined doing so much research using Market Samurai.