Hello my Black Hatted Brethren, Would you like to know how to score affiliate sales in highly competitive niches like weight loss? Great, I'll show you how to do it without building some monstrous authority website or investing thousands of dollars. All you need is a bunch of targeted traffic, and that doesn't have to come from SERPS. Still interested? Great, read on... 'Planting Seeds That Grow Into CPA Sales' Disclaimer: Pad your CPA offers with junk traffic to avoid suspicion. This converts at a VERY high rate. In this thread, you will learn how to attract highly targeted leads that are ready to buy exactly what you're selling and then deliver the sales pitch to them completely on autopilot. You'll need the following to get started: A CPA offer that converts well An email account to dedicate to this method (Gmail works well) A delayed autoresponder (optional) Up to one hour of time to get everything up and running Step One: Planting the seeds The first thing we're going to do is tap into our traffic sources. It's important to understand what motivates someone to buy. While there are many reasons, the following are among the most powerful: Fear and Desire People have problems (think: being overweight) and they're constantly searching for solutions. If being overweight results in a poor social experience, then a potential buyer of a weight loss product is afraid of going out into the world every day because they'll be looked down upon. They'll miss out on potential job opportunities and they'll have a more difficult time finding a suitable partner in life because the opposite sex finds them unattractive. Whether these are true or not, they often flow through the minds of someone with a weight problem and that makes them true enough to effect their lives. With that in mind, the prospect of easily losing weight excites them so long as it appears to be legitimate. People develop "banner blindness" and other forms of immunity to typical advertising. They see this stuff every day, and they certainly don't believe most "reviews" or "testimonials" of products that get shoved in their faces while they search for an answer. This is where we come in, by posing as a regular person willing to offer advise in a non-intrusive way we'll gain the trust of someone in this particular market (and many others) by avoiding common sales techniques. In short, we'll find discussions that include our target audience and post a reply to the effect of: "Hey, I had this problem and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it's been a life changer. I'm a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I've been doing then I'd be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at randomname[at]gmail.com and I'll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I've tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day." Harmless, right? To easily find these discussions, we'll use Google Alerts (http://google.com/alerts) set for discussions with search queries like: lose weight lose pounds etc By using alerts, you'll receive instant email notifications when new blog posts and forum discussions pop up with that topic. These alerts will get you in the first few replies of posts that may become very popular. Repeating this process will result in a massive stream of emails to your dedicated email account. But what will we do with all of those emails? Step Two: Harvesting the grown seeds (or, responding to emails) When you receive an email, it's from someone who is ready to buy! It doesn't get more targeted than this so take advantage of it. This is where you'll deliver the sales pitch in an innocent way. A great way to go about this is to invent a short story surrounding the product you're promoting. Something like this: "Hey, I'm glad you took the time to reach out to me. I want to be as helpful as I can but I also don't want to bore you with too many personal details. I've attached my before and after photos from the last month, I know...the first one is pretty gross but I just wanted you to understand where I came from so you can know that you're not alone. %Product% is working really well for me, I started taking it about 40 days ago and I haven't stopped losing weight. Some days I feel really tired but I guess that's a typical side effect, I offset a lot of that feeling by the excitement I get out of looking in the mirror every morning. It's an awesome feeling. Please let me know if you want more information..I've never really talked with anyone about this so I just want to know how to be the most helpful. Maybe we can "partner up" if you get started? I'd be happy to check in with you on a regular basis and share stories about our progress and how it's doing good things for our lives. Just let me know, and I really hope it works for you too -Name" Note, you will want to actually include before and after photos for reference. Something like these works well: Keep in mind, the photos you use should reflect the numbers you provided. If you say you've lost 30 pounds and the photos show a loss of what looks like 100, you're probably using the wrong photos. Tips: Set your delayed autoresponder to send another email one week later to "check up" on the prospect with an additional sales pitch email. Even if you end up annoying people that converted well, it's worth it for the extra sales you'll get. Pad your cpa offers with "junk traffic" to avoid suspicion. These will convert very well and you'll likely want to stay under the radar a little. I've found that waiting at least 24 hours before having your responder send the first email is best. Restrict your sending to between the hours of 7:00PM and 3:00AM, prospects in this niche convert much better when reading at night. If you send your emails during the day, they may just get glanced over and forgotten. People don't tend to read through weight loss sales pages on their lunch break at work. **Add your own twists. You could certainly copy this verbatim and get sales but if you invent your own stories and put your own spins on this you'll do much better. Other users will copy this, and if you're late to the party then you'll miss out in this niche. "How much money can I make doing this?" This depends entirely on your effort, you could quite literally earn hundreds of dollars per day or you could earn nothing at all. Put the effort in, don't "half-ass" it and you'll enjoy the result, I promise. Alright, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start earning money!