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Landing Pages Make Money!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BassTrackerBoats, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Simple enough even a Caveman can do it!

    Plain and Simple... a clean Landing Page (Squeeze Page) with a SHORT video and a call to action button and very little verbiage is a recipe for cash on the barrel. Not all websites have to be hundreds of pages targeting thousands of keywords to make a buck off of them. There are zillions of people out there with one page landing sites that make good revenue and they do it exactly like I described in the sentence above... simple with a call to action.
    How Do You Make Money with a Landing Page?

    Can you drive traffic to a site like that using Google, Bing and the other minor search engines?
    Sure you can but that is not usually the vision of a person with a lander. The person with a lander is looking to get traffic from social media, social bookmarks, classified ads, forum posts and other methods where the person is driving targeted traffic


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    in a non-organic way. Sure, some traffic will come via other methods but in general expect to see the owner of the site have his analytics showing something entirely different than the guy that is doing common sense SEO and ranking lots of pages for his authority site.
    Which process is a better way to make money online?

    Both can work well and it depends on which suits your personality and business model best. I'm not a big landing page guy but have had some nice successes with them over the years and actually have a couple right now that are paying a few bills for me. I do not really fashion my business model around them but I saw a few opportunities and thought it wise to jump on them. After a few trial and error landing pages (by a few I mean a BUNCH) I ended up with something that is strong and works well for conversions.

    Then I did some pay per click (PPC) campaigns, some paid Tweets, a little paid Facebook promotion, hired a person to post in forums and sat back as the traffic rolled in and the revenue started to build up some.

    It takes time to build a proper campaign and it takes common sense as well and it is easy to get all caught up in trying to make it look like something special and I guess there is something to be said for that but I find that a simple landing page without a lot of bells and whistles that sends a visitor to the call to action button is more effective than one that goes on and on for my purposes.

    So, if you are looking for something that will give you an immediate bang for your buck, this very well could be your ticket... a small amount of set up and you are off to the races and that is the landing page method to generate online income is saying I'm a good method!
     
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    It's worth noting that Google Analytics has Content Experiments that make it easy to track conversion rates when you set up Goals in your Analytics dashboard. This is probably the most important thing you can do beyond simply putting a landing page out there.


    edit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1745152?hl=en
     
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  3. Slim.

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    A lot of my work involves refining player journeys and decent landing pages are a HUGE part of that. Make sure all the information you want to convey is shown clearly and simply. Do not overload the page trying to squeeze in every bit of information. Keep it simple and push the CTA. Good post BassTracker. :)
     
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    This post was the motivation I needed to start!
     
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    Helpful as always! Thanks for the insightful post. (I also really enjoyed your interview with that online media broker guy)
     
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    What kind of CTA works best for this simple landing page method?
     
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    Plain and Simple, just like how Google became popular. Just a search box and a logo. Great post!
     
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    100% Agreed ...
     
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    At times simple methods are ignored the most, they are at times the best and fool proof methods to earn!
     
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  11. BassTrackerBoats

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    Some Stats for the crew... simple landing page with a CJ product. CTR stupid Good, conversions very acceptable for this product.

    Like most of the guys that are building a long term business online, I have a handful of different accounts under different LEGAL LLCs and use them for separate products with the various affiliates with whom I do business. All the ownership info has been deleted of course.

    This is a business product that pays very well and I used the EXACT process I outlined above.

    If I can bank a bit from that method so can you.

    Now, take that info plus the solid other info shared by others in this thread and fill your wallet!

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    I use a variety of things but a "Click Here" button works perfectly... remember keep things as simple as possible and stay away from a lot of verbiage.
     
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    Now with everyone using squeeze pages, the point is to make them NOT look like a squeeze page.
    I had best success with pure white background, added some gradients for professional look (like you see on apple website) and then what really matters is heading and video.
    The text below the video does not get too much atention from my testing.
     
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    Great thread BTB! Let me chip in that email marketing with niche relevant data can be very useful for
    squeeze pages and below I have included a couple of links that might help someone get started.

    Create landing pages using WordPress:
    http://www.optimizepress.com/

    Great on-page analysis and innovative heat maps:
    http://clicky.com/

    You would be suprised how color, imagery, and the layout of your squeeze page will make you
    or break you. When you study sales they will teach you how different colors affects people
    differently. :)

    -RK
     
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    Got to agree! So far, the most profitable method I have used! A simple squeeze page to collect emails in exchange for a free giveaway (usually training in specific area) then affiliate product as an OTO behind squeeze page. Works a treat!

    I use LeadPages to create my squeeze pages, the best tool I have ever seen or used for creating squeeze, sales, launch, webinar, thank you and a whole host of other pages! In fact, I recently published a review on LeadPages, just give me a shout if you want to see it in action!

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    Simple, straight to the point, and it makes money. It doesn't get better than that. Thanks BTB.
     
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    Here's a question that I had difficulty with getting real answers (may be unrelated).

    If you were to drive traffic using SEO with google specifically, what would you do?

    1. Use a url.com/blog to drive kw to the landing page, or
    2. straight up pumping it with high pr links?

    More specifically, i'm referring to churn and burn one pager sites.

    Edit:

    for example this http://startbootstrap.com/templates/freelancer/

    Keeping it strictly on SEO, how would you rank this?
     
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    what's the minimum CTR you aim at to be satisfied with a landing page?
     
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    Nice thread OP!

    I have many digital products in 3 different niches. Around the distribution platforms (amazon store, google play, app store, ...) I have created "traffic channels" like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, ... for each niche. So I have huge organic niche traffic of people who are willing to pay (because they bought my products in past).

    My next plan is to take all the people from my "traffic channels" and send them to a website where I get the email-adresses (for each niche).

    MY QUESTION IS:
    If I have hundrets of email-adresses of my "willing to pay customers" I want to promote my upcoming products with affiliate-links. BUT: Yeah, I will earn trough the sales but I can not send out an email every day (looks like spam). So ...I can not imagine that affiliate only is a seperate income stream. I know that it works but it is not a stable income because it only works when I send out the emails (in my case). But again, I can not spam my customers every day. So my affiliate income is limited because I have no steady affiliate links online (like a real website). Hmmm...

    Maybe I am thinking wrong or forget something....
     
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  20. Taibi

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    Thanks for the infos"