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Will I Make Money Doing This?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MMcCallum, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. MMcCallum

    MMcCallum Newbie

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    1. Find a product on ClickBank.
    2. Write an article or two about that product, post it on a new blog.
    3. Repeat.

    Will this make me any money if I make a whole lot of blogs? What else do I need to do?
     
  2. Bremenhawtster

    Bremenhawtster Junior Member

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    how are you going to get traffic
     
  3. MMcCallum

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    Uh... yeah, that's going to be a problem.
     
  4. devilster

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    hope for google traffic?
     
  5. Mr.Peanut

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    Ive said this a few times already on other posts, but it still applies.

    Getting traffic is the hard part, making money after that is easy.

    Maybe you should worry about getting a lot of traffic somehow and then pick a way to make money off it. :D
     
  6. showbizvet

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    yep.. good concept and definitely do it.. but concentrate on how to get eyes to see your page.. that's the key, rest is pretty easy.
     
  7. devilster

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    well with unique content, shoudltn google get enough traffic?
     
  8. MMcCallum

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    That's what I was thinking.
     
  9. devilster

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    i was planing to do the same thing someday. Already found some nice keywords, just not sure if its worth the work if i only count on bookmarking and google traffic
     
  10. SSL9000J

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    No offense, but most of you sound like you've been listening to too many 'gurus' lately. "Google pays me $75 an hour in my pajamas!" etc. etc. ad naseum.

    Myth #1: unique content :bsflag:
    You need good content to get people to read your page, but Google doesn't give a fart in a hurricane how unique it is.

    Myth #2: build it and they will come:bsflag:
    Not if it gets lost amongst the millions of other blogs promoting something off of Clickbank. (Why do you think they call it 'Google'?)

    Your idea isn't bad, per se, just incomplete. It'll take a lot of blogs, Youtube videos, articles, forum posts and everything else you can think of before you start seeing a profit. That being said, it's not impossible. However it will take some time. A LONG time.
     
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    Thanks alot for your post :)
     
  12. iradethan

    iradethan Registered Member

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    you have a good idea for the content.
    but as already mentioned above you need some SEO work and time to get traffic from google.

    you can also try press release, to drive related traffic to your site.

    Good Luck
     
  13. bluecrab

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    keith Wellman has a new course put doing jus this complete with traffic generatrors and custom videos for the products. Been wondering if anyone has a copy of the course?
     
  14. killxp

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    OK, this is how your idea should work...
    Pick a ClickBank product, something evergreen not a fad, with a gravity ~30. Do some keyword research and find keywords that do not have a lot of competition for them. One way would be to take the sites url and put it into the adwords keyword generator.

    At this point traffic is not an issue, just make sure that your keywords are highly relevant and that there is not a lot of competition. To check for competition I put the keyword in quotes and check to see if it has less that 5000 results in YAHOO!! Not google. I have learned that google is no longer a valid source for competing pages. You could go as high as 10000 quoted results but more competition means more backlinking for you.

    One thing I do use google for is to see if any articles already come up. I change the search results so it shows me 50 results for page and I look for ezinearticles.com, articlesbase.com and ehow.com articles. If there are already 2 results for these than you need to beat out these two with backlinking. If there is only 1 result for any of them or none than you should be able to rank well, considering you already checked with yahoo, with little to no backlinking.

    Always make sure that you submit your unique articles to ezinearticles.com first. Their review process takes a long time and can be a pain but they are by far the best article directory. Once approved at ezinearticles.com (EZA) submit your article to articlesbase when you see the traffic start to die down. This way your articles will not compete against each other for traffic. Down the road, wouldn't it be nice if the top 3 spots (75% total traffic) for your keyword were taken up by your website, 1st article directory and 2nd article directory.

    Keep in mind that EZA does not accept affiliate links (articlesbase does) while their links are DO FOLLOW (articlesbase has NO FOLLOW). This means that you need to set up a site to send your article traffic to. I use blogger because I can easily set up opt-ins, social bookmarking and analytics. I know some article marketers that use squidoo.com (free) and usfreeads (free) instead of blogger but you are on your own here I never used them.

    All of the mentioned sites have fairly high pr so if you do not have too much competition you should rank fairly easily. Social bookmarking of course helps a ton and even though I don't use them I hear a lot of people using onlywire.com where you can auto-post to over 30 top social bookmarking sites after you enter in your login info for each once at the start. Its free if they can show their ad or 2.99/month or 24.99/year ad-free. I wouldn't pay unless your articles start making you some money.

    Now I know that a lot of you will be yelling out, BUT WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC!! YOU CAN'T SAY DONT WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC! ITS ALL ABOUT TRAFFIC! Yeah, of course traffic is important, these are your potential customers. But as long as your keyword gets some traffic, 10/day, you will be OK as you chose a highly relevant keyword. If you build a campaign that caters to a highly relevant keyword you will see your conversion rate skyrocket.

    If you did good keyword research and write an informative article, down the road you can expect 40% click-through to the vendor sales page. From there, its their job to close the sale but check out their sales pages but some really suck. This is also why you could use a site in between. Some sales pages are so bad, no matter how great the product/service is nothing will convert. You can pre-sell on your own site and use opt-ins to build your list which will extremely help your conversions.

    Now a dose of reality.

    Not all of your campaigns will be winners. Something like 1:5 will ever make you any money at all. The theory behind article marketing is that it is a numbers game. The more you throw out there the more will stick. When you start a new campaign you should write 4 articles for the directories, build 4 landing pages (blogger, whatever etc.) and submit backlinks to at least 4 blogs (www.3stepads.com, free, works well, just submit a shortened version of your articles to the blogs). If a campaign gets a sale within a week you should definitely write some more articles (including landing pages and BLAH) and if you get 2 or more in a week drop everything and write like crazy.

    So lets talk some numbers. It should take you a week to do your keyword research, write your articles, building your landing pages, submit blog posts, and backlink. What do you do after that? Work on the next campaign. In a year, you will have 52 campaigns working for you. Of course every week you check on them all for sales and jump on the ones that are making money.

    A great campaign will bring you in a sale a week while a decent one will get you a sale a month. You can find some pretty high priced items on clickbank but I would go for the ones that have a low trial price and then recurring billing. This way, each sale makes you more money. Yeah, its nice getting 50% of a $80 Forex program but I would take promote a $30/month service over this any day. I would say the average member life to one of these is 4-7 months while 1:10 stay on for over a year.

    Now you have to think about where you want to be. Lets say the dream is $500/day (I dream big). This means that if you have products that get you (lets deal with one-time billing for now) $25/sale you would need to make 20 sales a day. Now because you have been doing this for a year and you got to the point where a visitor to any of your content converts into a sale at 1:100 (this is realistic and fair) so you would need 2000 visitors/day to any of your content. Now don't be confused. This does not mean 2000 visitors to one of your 12 pages (4 at EZA, 4 at articlesbase, 4 landing pages). It means 2000/visitors to any one of the pages for any of your 52 campaigns (because you make 1/week for a year).

    If you did not go above or under the 4 minimum articles/landing pages and you only submitted to two article directories then you will have 12 pages for each campaign and 52 campaigns, 12 x 52 = 624. That is 3-4 visits per day. Per month it equates to 90-120 visitors (google does not even track this low, this is why I said don't trip over traffic numbers).

    Well, this post is getting way too long. I am sure I will get a lot of questions and a lot of haters but I really am not trying to sell anybody on anything. Everything can be done without spending a dime. If you are a bum on the street you can walk into a public library and jump on a computer, if there is a time limit you make a frame for your articles then get on a computer. This idea can essentially take a bum of the streets. Do you think they care about $500/day?

    Well, I just went with $500/day because that is my long-term goal. You will find an amount that you are happy with and then do the math to bring it into perspective. BTW, $500/day 5 days/week 50 weeks/year (you will not be working 5days/week or 50 weeks a year as you will hit auto on some of your campaigns, just for the math) equates to $125k/year.
    $400/day=100k
    $300/day=75k
    $200/day=50k

    Now of course not every commission will be $25, some less (don't go less than $10) while others will be much more. Throw into the mix some recurring billing services (really turns on the auto) and PPC for your high converting low-cost keywords and you can see its a completely different ball game. Everything above is just to bring article marketing into perspective.

    The key is the keyword research and writing articles. Ton of people get stuck here. Don't. Just do it. Write a measly 250 words for EZA and submit. You will see that you learn how to pick products better, how to choose keywords better and how to write articles faster. When you get a real winning campaign (2+ sales in a week) you will see yourself write 5 articles/hour. You get a winner and you milk it.

    So yeah, getting way too long. Just keep in mind that if you want to go the article marketing route that it is completely a numbers game. The more you do the more you get back. Also, you do not have to spend a dime. If you find something awesome don't get it until your campaigns can pay for it. When you start seeing legitimate money you can outsource your article writing and just pick winning campaigns.

    Alright, I got to go eat. Hope this helps. Late.

    -killxp
     
  15. Smeltzer

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    I agree with that TOTALLY.. finally someone who does not believe that stupid dupe content myth. that is just a myth they started to get people scared to use dupe content. well here is the thing you can use dupe content but if you actually take time to build links and do little things to help your rankings you can easily out rank the original article source.

    I have had a youtube warcraft site that just pulled videos from youtube with descriptions and everything else. It ranked above the original youtube videos. I have had a wiki clone rank above wiki in some keywords. I have had several dupe content blogs each ones ranking above the original content source.

    I know from experience that is just a myth.

    Congrats.
     
  16. dishnetboi

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    Hahaha...

    If only you were right.
     
  17. Smeltzer

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    Actually from experience he is 100 percent correct. Seriously anyone with a can figure that out if they just do there own research and do not listen to what everyone tells them.