This is a simple approach you can quickly implement to generate a new revenue stream and build a list of buyers, selling someone else’s product.
This is also a basic demonstration of “The Blueprint Method”, which I promise I will release for sale someday soon.
The objective here is to sell someone else’s product, gain an instant commission and add the purchaser to a buyer’s list.
Visit http://www.jvzoo.com or http://www.warriorplus.com Both networks focus on Internet marketing related products and for now you’ll want to stick with those.
Instant commissions are great because, of course, you get paid today. But it’s also important to have the cash flowing so that you can immediately invest in more traffic.
NOTE: If you don’t have an existing reputation many merchants will not be willing to offer you an instant payment. However it goes a long way to reach out and attempt to contact the vendor personally – try to reach them via Facebook IM.
You’re looking for 4 things when searching for products to promote:
- People are buying it – market awareness exists.
- The commission potential is solid. $30 at a minimum, but preferably more.
- When you search Google, there is no advertiser competition.
- Software THAT WORKS is preferable, to information products.
These are not LAWS but if people aren’t searching for the product then it stands to reason you’re not going to produce many sales.
For this example I’ve chosen a product called “Affiliate Trax” which records your sales and captures the buyer’s name, email address and other potentially useful information when you sell a product sold through the JVZoo platform.
NOTE: It does not pay the preferred $30 commission, but it is instant and it accomplishes the other objectives satisfactorily enough to use as an example.
Do NOT create a “thin” page designed only to insert yourself into the sales process, without adding value . . . instead create a page that explains how to do something, just like I’m doing here.
We could title this “How to Build a Buyer’s List Selling Other People’s Products”
And then I write a tutorial explaining exactly how to do this.
Now I have additional, valuable, information on my site that may also gain some free organic traffic and I’ve set myself apart by demonstrating how to use this software to gain a list of buyers instead of just making hyped up income claims.
I will use this exact process I’m explaining to you. And I will use a software tool called Affiliate Trax to capture the buyer’s information.
Here’s how to set-up Affiliate Trax. Affiliate Trax provides a unique URL that you enter in the JVZIPN URL field, and that’s it. All of your customer sales data is automatically recorded!
Here’s what the data looks like after a sale is tracked.
It’s AWESOME to have this kind of information as an affiliate.
Advertise for “affiliate trax” – phrase match, exact match, and in this case broad match if phrase and exact are working. Expect a sales conversion rate of 5% and greater. Your ad clickthrough rate should be between 5-15%.
Conservatively I will estimate a conversion rate of 2.5%. This mean for 100 clicks I will gain 2.5 sales. With a commission of $16 multiplied times 2.5, 100 clicks should generate $40 in sales. This means I can spend up to .40 per click and break even ($40/100). You can see why a commission of $30 is the minimum I typically consider.
The ad: Unlike the old days where drawing any kind of gimmicky attention worked, now you want to promise (and deliver) value.
Free tutorial explains how you can build a
buyer’s list selling other people’s products.
Optional but recommended.
A bridge page is a page that exists between the buyer and the seller that adds no value to the equation; it simply exists to gain a commission. That’s a low-quality experience for a searcher and that’s one of Google’s clearly defined “egregious” violations.
If you’re providing real value, as I am here, then you have limited your risk.
Still, consider this: Human reviewers do not know, nor do they have the time to explore, who sells which products. It simply makes sense that if a page has a buy link and the visitor can click that link and buy directly (without being redirected to a squeeze page or sales page, which Google also frowns upon) then you’ve cleared two very big hurdles that give you a decided advantage.
That advantage is this . . . the merchant is using a long-form sales page promising financial gains which is 3 strikes against him. Most other affiliates are A) not going to make the effort to offer even basic value and B) likely make all of the mistakes you’ve been warned against here (both in this article and on AffiliateBlackBook.com)
Therefore any ad competition that likely will not show up will not last long.
How do I create a direct link into the shopping cart ensuring that my affiliate cookie is also placed, so that I get paid?
The simple answer is Soda Popper. I enter the destination URL (where I want to send my visitor – the order page), and then I also enter my affiliate link in the “link pop” field. This allows me to bypass the page the affiliate link was designed to send my visitor to, while also setting my cookie as the affiliate.
You can also do this:
Step one: Directly insert the shopping cart link as the destination of the buy button.
Step two: Insert a 1×1 image, with the image name being your affiliate link. Example: http://www.thatprogram.com/?affid=1234” height=”1” width=”1”>
When your page loads the HTML code will call for the image, which does not exist, and load your affiliate link instead. Of course that creates an error loading image but by defining the pixel size and width the visitor never sees a thing.
If you’re on a budget and you can’t afford the right software this works. But it’s not ideal for two reasons – one it “clicks” your link every time your page loads, inflating click stats, and that can attract the attention of a militant affiliate manager who may/will accuse you of cookie stuffing. That’s not good.
With Soda Popper the “click” only occurs when the “Buy Now” link is clicked. As well, it leaves no residual clues in the source code of your page. It’s just cleaner.
There you have it – pretty simple.
Plus you gain the side benefit of diverting traffic to your site while capitalizing on the demand for someone else’s product or service.
If you have questions, let me know in the comments below.
All the best to you – John “X” Barker