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My Clickbank Story So Far....

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by littleg2008, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Ok Guys,

    As i got all this information to help me do this from BHW, i shall pretty much be telling exactly what i have done (with exception of the exact product i promoted)

    Now, if your reading this expecting to see i have made £1,000s then i shalls top you there because i havent.

    I am mainly looking for help from you to help improve.

    This is what i am doing.

    I have purchased a .com domain,

    Chose my product on clickbank (it is a software product)
    The vendor had premade landing pages so i set this up replacing urls with my hop link.

    Now to start getting traffic i started ppc on it and my daily budget is £10 per day (i am from UK)

    Its not alot, but its what i can afford.

    Anyway as i type this, i am on day 3 since setting uo domain and launching PPC.

    Day1 i made 1 sale generating $26 but costing me equivalent of $12 in PPC (i was happy and satisfied as its still a profit)

    Day2. I made 0 sales and costs of $18 on PPC

    Day 3. Where we are now:

    I have now got interspire set up on domain and am using it to send 2k emails advertising the product to a non targetted list i got from here (not expecting too much)

    Also so far PPC has cost $7 and no sales.

    So to sumarize, its looking like by end of day 3 my stats will be as follows:

    Revenue: $26
    PPC Cost: $48
    Domain Cost: $9.96

    Total: -$31.96

    So, i need your help, i am confident the product i have is profitable, but i am the kind of person who wants to get results straight away, so building blogs articles is something i find hard to get myself to do.

    Should i stop PPC (or reduce keywords in it)
     
  2. cfillingi

    cfillingi Newbie

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    You can really loose your shirt with ppc.
    Try targeting clicks around 10 cents a click, that's the best advice I have.
     
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  3. darkman

    darkman Regular Member

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    Avoid PPC at all cost.
    Try to use free resources.
     
  4. inception

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    ppc Is a dump mate, get out of there.
     
  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Yeah you should probably stay away from PPC unless you have a set up that has proven to convert.
     
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    Alexfrance Regular Member

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    damnn....thats a lot of PPC, maybe u better change to PPC income for ur site instead of clickbank...think about it
     
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    Try to write an article and post on ezine
     
  8. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    I can give this a go.

    My PPC was at 0.21p per click budget, i have reduced this down to 0.11.

    Will leave this for 24 hours and see if i get souble clicks (not sure if it works like that though) If it fails again i think i shall have to do what you guys suggest and pull completly from PPC.

    I shall try a bit more with targetted emails, probably only after a small list for the software niche. Will see how that goes. And will also try an article, although i dont like doing that (seems too long to see any benefits)
     
  9. Longover

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    If you are spending money on PPC, then you should be pushing these people to an opt-in page for an email list. That way you can significantly increase the chances of converting them later on and this will cut some of your expenses.
     
  10. littleg2008

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    Update:

    Day 3 complete and made one further sale

    Thanks to advice regarding PPC, i have reduced my default bid to 0.11 and this is meaning i am managing to get more clicks with my budget for the day.

    My stats are now

    Revenue $53.92

    Costs: $72.96 (which includes domain and all PPC)

    Total is -$19.04
     
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  11. moserw

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    PPC works, but after a lot of testing, split testing, trial & error. This is only possible to those with unlimited budget... but once it starts to work the profit margin is huge if you target the right "buying" keywords. If you cannot do any of this, then stay away.

    My suggestion is to look at article marketing and SEO... but whatever you do persist with it for a good month. The problem with people is they will try for a couple of days and then try something else... and you are not going to find anything that works in a couple of days. It will take longer than that to show results.
     
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  12. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Thanks Moserw,

    Yes i shall try for a few weeks with a very low ppc budget. In the mean time i think i shall also take peoples advice and work on articles. (although this part seems boring for me)

    Just hope i get another sale today, would be nice
     
  13. littleg2008

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    Thanks Moserw,

    Yes i shall try for a few weeks with a very low ppc budget. In the mean time i think i shall also take peoples advice and work on articles. (although this part seems boring for me)

    Just hope i get another sale today, would be nice
     
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    agreed ppc can get you spending alot of money if u want to continue i suggest to at least lower your budget till u shape up ur campagin
     
  15. Scripteen

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    PPC is expensive but gives fast results. SEO is cheap on the log run because in ppc you have to spend all the time to keep making money but in SEO you spend money / time for some time then reap all the goodies after that without spending more money.
     
  16. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Yeah scripteen, this is the problem i am facing, as i am the kind of person who wants results fast so i go with PPC.

    Even though if i am considering this being a 6 month + project then maybe doing SEO, articles etc to help rank my site better is the best way and cheaper way to go.

    I will stick with PPC for at least 2 weeks though and see how i do. In mean time i will work on adding content and building links
     
  17. especial

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    Shall stick with PPC.
    One of the secret of successful IMer is PPC.
    They raked in millions of dollars from PPC. I have seen live!
    The main reason is with PPC,you can generate traffic from any niche easily and immediately without even setting up your site for slow SEO progress.
    Bear in mind, PPC is a deadly game, chances of survival is low but once you master it, you can have arbitrage income for the rest of your life.
    Btw, are you using Adwords?
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Yes, the PPC i am using is adwords

    Daily budget is £10 per day at 0.11p per click
     
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    My advice is to take the best converting keywords of your PPC campaign and create sites that are optimized for them. Once done, you can promote them aggressively to get them ranked high in the search engines for long lasting, free, targeted traffic.
     
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  20. RedWolf

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    Usually the exact match has a higher ROI, then the phrase match and then the broad match.