My New Venture
Welcome to my new venture.
This is my OWN website !
I’m into what is known as online marketing or Internet marketing.
Which means I get paid for ‘selling’ products on the Internet.
Now if you are thinking – just as I did – that never in a million years would you be able to do this then read on. You might want to follow on in my footsteps.
What I sell
Well – it’s not ebay.
And they are not physical (tangible) products.
And ‘selling’ does not require any sort of contact with customers
What I am selling are Information Products in the form of ebooks.
Take a look at the ClickBank Marketplace
You’ll see thousands of products. (ClickBank is in fact the world’s largest provider of ‘digital’ products – which covers ebook and software)
And so to pick a few
– Master The Perfect Golf Swing
– The Migraine & Headache Solution!
– Dog Training In 15 Minutes A Day!
You get the idea ?
These are how-to types of books which are in great demand by the general public.
They are written by authors (known as vendors) who are looking for people, like me, to help sell them whereupon we receive commission on the sale.
This is called ‘affiliate marketing’ so I am an affiliate.
(You might have seen a similar system with Amazon where affiliates receive lowly commissions such as 5%. But here at ClickBank we are talking about 50% on average and very often 75%)
As an affiliate my job is just to ‘get the word out’ about the product (I’ll explain how in a moment).
I do this using a special URL (an affiliate link) unique to me which means that when a customer visits the book site via my link and makes a purchase I get credited with the commission.
How I started
You can see a product I am actually selling here.
I created that page as an absolute beginner – with no previous technical experience.
Here’s how I did it.
I signed up with ClickBank as an affiliate. It’s free.
This allows me to ‘promote’ any of their products (over 10,000)
I then purchased a suitable name for my website (known as a domain name). Very cheap – less than $10 a year
The next step was to order the ClickBank Starter Package which is specially designed to help newbies or affiliates who do not have a website.
The package support team then set up my website on their servers (in other words they ‘host’ my site) with instructions on how to create the content.
It’s very simple. My website is actually a blog which means that creating a page is just like making a post on a blog – a task which millions do every day.
Now once my site was created I needed to get visitors of course. That’s known as getting website ‘traffic’.That’s a huge topic of its own with umpteen ways of
getting traffic. One of the major ways is by having your site appear in the search engines such as Google. Fortunately there are automated devices in the blog which help achieve this.
But for advice on getting further traffic – and for getting all the help I need in anything else – the package includes access to a private forum where a team of Internet Marketing experts advise and answer all my questions.
One thing I must warn you.
The Internet Marketing field is filled with crazy promises such as making you rich in a week if you shell out $499 on the latest hyped-up course.
Do not fall for their claims.
Thankfully the ClickBank Starter Package – which includes the hosting and set up of my blog together with 24/7 access to the Private Forum costs me a mere 26 cents a day !
I am billed monthly and can cancel any time. And there’s a 60 day refund guarantee
An idea for you
Now there’s one great thing about the ClickBank Starter Package.
Just like an ebook it’s a product you can actually buy at ClickBank.
Which means you can be an affiliate and get commission for selling it to others.
And that’s recurring commission – you get it month after month.
Now where could you find customers for the package ?
Well, anyone who is looking for some extra earnings (that’s just about everyone I know !!) but has no concept of online marketing would be a suitable candidate IF they realised that it’s an inexpensive business,requires no prior knowledge and all the help you need is available.
Which I believe all the above has demonstrated.
That’s why I go around telling friends, colleagues, relatives, workmates.
I can tell them about it in my emails, on Twitter or on Facebook.
I merely point to this very page.
And tell them to sign up for the ClickBank Starter Package here http://cbstarter.com/aff.php?r=280
You see that’s my affiliate link.
If you purchase via that I will get commission.
At this point a light bulb should be going on in your head. Can you see it ?
Here’s the answer
You should be thinking “Why can’t I do exactly the same as you” !
Tell people that you have a new sideline – you are into online marketing.
You can tell them how easy it is, that all the technical stuff is set up for you, etc.
And the best way to do this ?
You can copy this very page and put it on your site !!
Then point to it with for example a simple Twitter message.
“Hey guys – this is what I’m now into ..”
Now when I say ‘copy’ then obviously you would change all references to my site and my affiliate link to yours.
But also I would hope that you don’t blindly copy this page but adapt it to include your own personal observations. Nothing succeeds better than a genuine write-up of how you obtained or achieved a particular goal.
So don’t follow the hyped-up sales pages all too common in the online marketing field.
Just stick to the facts, stress the ease of setup with no prior knowledge, the inexpensive monthly fee, the 60 day guarantee, the 24/7 assistance from the experts at the Private Forum and so on.
And soon you will be hopefully seeing recurring commissions in your ClickBank account.