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This seems like a great idea but no one does it...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    You have an ebook to sell:

    Option 1: Have a salepage website where affiliates send traffic to and get paid a commisson on every sale.

    Option 2: Have a salespage but you can't buy on the salespage. The sales letter or video tells you about the product and then says to enter your email address in a box to "sample" the product. The sample product is just say the first 3 chapters of your ebook or whatever you're selling. You then have their email address to not only try and get them to buy the full product but also any other product you may have in the future. The aim here is to build a big list. The only thing is this list is full of alot of time wasters as opposed to a list you might build up of only people that actually bought your product should you have gone down the route of choosing option 1 above.

    One example i've seen option 2 being done is in http://www.doubleyourdating.com/ He doesn't offer a free sample but giving your email address seems to be the only way you can buy the product.

    Is this a good tactic do you think and do you think affiliates would be happy or unhappy promoting a product in this way?
     
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  2. DamageX

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    "No one does it"? Were you born yesterday? Check out ClickBank, nearly every damn product on there uses this tactic.
     
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  3. DocBrown

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    I'm talking about not letting someone actually buy your product on the salespage but have to opt-in to a list before they even get the chance to get to the check-out page.
     
  4. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    And what the fuck do you think I'm talking about? :D
     
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    lobozebra Junior Member

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    I stopped reading about halfway through your post. I suggest climbing out from the rock you are under and explore the internet marketing world a bit more.
     
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    You have no idea what you're talking about, so don't.
     
  7. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    So you want to make money by making it really difficult for people to give you money?
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You're right. That's why so many real companies make it hard for people to buy products.

    You can build a list and sell a product and make a lot more money than just building a list. Most lists and list sellers value a double opt-in around $1 each if it's niche specific. Your main goal should be to make money, and if you're not making money selling the ebook you should give it away in exchange for the opt-in and then try to upsell.

    Making it hard for someone to give you money is the best way to not make money, but then again, the self appointed expert thinks that's a bad business model.
     
  9. theonly1

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    Yeah...congratz for reinventing the wheel ...
     
  10. DamageX

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    DUH?

    DUH?

    :sgrin:
     
  11. DocBrown

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    Ok, so affiliates wouldn't mind promoting a product like this then? They'd have no problem sending traffic to a page which people can't directly buy on?

    How does clickbank keep track of affiliates in this manner. I mean if you send out an email sequence to a list thats been built in this way - how does the affiliate get credit? and consequently get money in their account?