affiliate marketing, Internet Profits, Make money online

…one of the few honest marketers I’ve met…

“I feel you’re one of the few honest marketers I’ve met” – that’s what I was told by someone just the other day…

and do you know what? This simple sentence made my day – it was the most valuable compliment I could receive.

It’s not the first time I’ve been told something along those lines, and each time it brings me both intense joy and sadness.

Joy – because I feel very honored and proud that people trust me.

Sadness – because I should NOT be one of the very few honest marketers out there.  ALL marketers should be honest, not just me!

It’s sad that there is so much dishonesty and bad practices going on out there.  Really sad.  

I mean, it’s not sad for me and the friends I have who are also honest marketers.  In fact, for us it’s great news.  It means we get a chance to stand out in the crowd, doesn’t it?!

But it’s sad for all the people who get taken in the nets of lies and deception that go on in some circles.

Anyway, I don’t want to turn this post into accusations.

I just want to warn you, dear reader… if you’re looking to start an online business, do your research before you spend your money. 

Buy from someone you trust.

Look at their messaging; are they truly giving you value and helping?  Or are they just teasing you with juicy income screen shots?  

Are they transparent?  Do they “feel” honest?

Now just before I go, let me tell you one more thing: NO ONE can do the work FOR you. 

Starting an online business is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and at first you’ll probably make very little money, if any at all.  You have to be prepared for that.  You have to be willing to take consistent action, turn up even when you don’t feel like it, ride the waves and climb over the walls that you will meet along the way.

If you’re willing to do that, you’ll succeed.

When you start, be honest and transparent yourself about your journey.  Don’t make people believe you’re way ahead than you really are.  Honesty will pay you in the long term, it’s the only way to go.

Have a fantastic day!  

And if you want to get started today, click here <= …. you’ll be one step ahead tomorrow 😉

 

affiliate marketing, Internet Profits, Make money online

I’ve signed up to Clickbank – now what?

That’s the question I saw in a Facebook group yesterday.  The person said something like:

“I’ve taken the first steps to getting started with affiliate marketing: I’ve signed up to Clickbank, what are my next steps?”

Good question!

And here’s what I would say:

Clickbank is a good place to start, especially if you’re on a low budget and have no experience in affiliate marketing.  

So, once you’ve signed up (it’s free) and have your affiliate ID, the next step is to find a product to promote…

BUT, before you do that, I suggest you decide on a niche.  You need to know what you’re going to be talking about!  It’s not the same if you’re in the dog training niche or the fitness niche, right?

So, start by thinking about what you want to talk about and who you want to attract.

Pick something you know about or want to learn about.

Once you’ve picked a niche, search Clickbank for a relevant product.  You might know of one already, that you’ve used yourself – that’s even better!

Check offers out by clicking on the “affiliate page” in the Clickbank marketplace.  You’ll learn all about the offer, the commissions you can make, the free resources they give you to help promote the product.  

I suggest you buy the product yourself and test it out, so you know what it’s about.  It’s always easier to speak of something when we’ve tried it out ourselves, isn’t it?

Anyway, once you’ve decided on the product to promote, get your affiliate links (again, you get that from the affiliate page). 

You’ll then have to send traffic to these links.

Now for traffic, there are so many different ways you can do it, it’s impossible for me to go into all the details.  But I suggest you pick ONE platform where to build some relevant content.

You can keep it very simple.  You can simply have an Instagram account, or a TikTok channel, or a blog.  But you’re going to have to build some content, to attract your audience.

If you have a budget, then you can use paid advertising methods too, of course.  You can create a Facebook business page and create ads.  You can buy solo ads traffic.  You can create YouTube ads.

With paid traffic, however, I suggest you learn how to do it the right way, or you risk losing a considerable amount of money – which is not what we want, right?

That’s it, in a nutshell… GIVE IT TIME – you probably won’t get sales right away.  You need to build an audience.  But stay consistent and it will happen!

If you want more in-depth training on how to do all this, click here <=

Have a fabulous day and don’t forget: if you start today, you’ll be one step ahead tomorrow!!

Internet Profits, Uncategorized

Haven’t written in ages…

Oh dear… life got in the way of this blog!  Building an online business alongside a busy life isn’t always a walk in the park.  So I got a little overwhelmed with things to do, and somehow didn’t stick to my commitment of weekly blogging here.

Maybe I overthought it too… after all, blogging should be simple, shouldn’t it?  A record of my journey, what I’m doing and how it can help others.  Overthinking and perfectionism are two monsters that are never very far away for me – and at times I have trouble keeping them at bay…

I get so obsessed with producing really good stuff, that I freeze and don’t produce anything at all.

Can you relate, dear reader?

Anyway, back to business!

Today is the last day of November… and tomorrow, we start the last month of the year.

Where are you at with your goals?

I’ve reached some of them – but not all, by far.  Doesn’t matter – the important thing is to have goals and work towards them.  And keep them realistic too!  One of my goals for 2021 was to reach 10k subscribers on YouTube – I’m at 2k now and thinking my 10k goal was unrealistic… but it keeps me going and pushing forward, which is the key thing, isn’t it?

I’ve been recording my journey with Internet Profits over here, haven’t I?

Now I’m thrilled to report that it’s going well!  Internet Profits, and Dean Holland, overdeliver.  It’s top quality training – and I often catch myself wishing I had found them first, at the very start of my journey.  It would have made things a LOT easier for me.  

One thing I love about Internet Profits is that it helps us build a real business.  I spent the past few months working on creating my own course: the YouTube Profits Masterclass.  I’m proud to say that it’s done!  

So if you’re wanting to use YouTube as a way of getting affiliate commissions – or if you want to monetise your channel with affiliate marketing – you are very welcome to join my community!  Just click here and get started 🙂

Internet Profits itself is growing and becoming even better than it was before!  There are new features to the course… and exciting changes ahead for the new year!!! If you’re on the fence about joining, now is a VERY good time to get in – just click here to get more info <=

Ok – that’s it from me for today!  But I’ll definitely try to blog a lot more… imperfectly but regularly!

To your success my friend!  And remember: start today, and you’ll be one step ahead tomorrow!

(Look at this… that’s me, with my Internet Profits 4-figure club award!  Who would have believed that a 50 year old mum like me could ever achieve that?  Well – I got started… and then I did it!  Next milestone is the 5-figure club 🙂 Will you join me on the journey?)

Internet Profits

Internet Profits – week 9: WHAT??

Well, it’s week 9 already…

…and there’s some exciting news this time, on the sales front.

But before I go into this, let me share my secret winning formula for affiliate marketing success – and how you can apply this to get results too.

It’s so simple, you can start today, seriously!

Here it is:

Record your journey + be transparent + promote good products = sales

#1: I share my journey

I show people what I do.  When I try out a new product, I record my results.  It’s a little like a diary, if you like.

#2: I am completely transparent

I record the good, the bad and the ugly!  I don’t hide the things I don’t like that much or the difficulties that come along the way.

#3: I promote good products

I only promote products I am using myself.  I try them, and test them.  If I find them good, if I find they do what they say they do – and I find them useful – then I recommend them.  If at any point a product proves to be disappointing, I am honest about it and let people know.

This combination brings me sales.

I’ve been doing it more or less from the beginning of my online journey.  I stumbled upon it by chance, really.  You can do it too – easily.

When you have a good product, it’s simply amazing.  Because you know that it will help people, and it’s a pleasure to promote it. 

Recording your journey and being transparent means that people start trusting you.  They know you’ll tell them the truth.

It really helps if you have a product with a good value ladder…

Internet Profits is a perfect example of this: people usually come into it through a free book, such as this one…

And once they have got their copy, they start receiving emails from Dean Holland; these emails build a relationship and as time goes by, people are offered relevant products to buy.

If you want to see it all in action, click here, get the free book, and you will understand how it all works.  This is a model you could apply to any product that you create online, if you wanted to.

But anyway… what about these week 9 results now??

Well, here’s a screenshot for you!

Yes, you read it right.  During the week, someone bought a bigger Internet Profits package and I made a big commission… $998.50 to be precise.

I applied my “secret winning formula”… I recorded my journey, was honest and transparent, promoted a good product – and there you go!  Results just happen 😊

So… so far since joining Internet Profits, I have made $1076.00

Do you want to check out how you could do this too?  Just click here and get Dean Holland’s free training to start with 😊

As usual, I recorded everything live for YouTube: 👇

More adventures coming soon!

 

 

Internet Profits

Internet Profits – week 8: Dean’s approach to traffic

Week 8!

Traffic was on the menu again for me in Internet Profit‘s Quick Start Blueprint.  A lot of valuable learning there, and I’ll share a little with you here right now.

First, let’s talk traffic a little…

Traffic is a major pain point for many of us online marketers. It’s the lifeblood of a business, and yet it feels SO HARD to get when you’re first starting out online.

By “traffic”, we mean “people”, “eyeballs”… you can have the best content in the world, promote the best products ever – but it’s no good if no one sees it all.  Having a business without traffic is like dressing up amazingly sexy and staying home watching Netflix for the night (you’re highly unlikely to bring your dream date home for a wild night of passion if you stay home, even if you look amazing).

The fact is, traffic is hard to get when we start out online, because most of the time, no one knows us.  We need to build content first; in time, that content will get noticed if we do our job properly and we will gradually build influence. 

To give you an example, I can explain the process with YouTube, as that’s the platform I know best from my own experience:

  • at first, no one knows about your YouTube channel
  • you publish videos regularly, do your SEO properly and share your videos with people who need them
  • these people watch them, and as the weeks go by, your videos start being found in search
  • people who don’t know you at all start finding your videos in search and watching them
  • YouTube then gradually starts suggesting your videos, which in turn means that more people who don’t know you see and watch your content
  • as a result, you start being known for a certain type of content, and some people will come back to your channel regularly when they need your content
  • the more people view your content, the more YouTube suggests it and the more traffic you have on your channel

It’s a fairly slow process and it involves building content first, that attracts people to you, because it gives them something they need.  When you’re starting out, you need to go out of your comfort zone and TELL people about your content – otherwise, no one will know it’s out there.  In time, the growth just happens organically.  

Traffic is so important, and at times it’s so hard to get… so anytime I see any information on traffic, I just consume it with passion!  Any tip or trick is always welcome, and I was really interested in Dean Holland’s approach to it all.

What’s Dean Holland’s approach to traffic?  

During my week 8, I learned a lot more about Dean’s approach to traffic.  Here’s what he suggests:

  • pick one main free traffic method
  • pick one quick paid traffic method
  • learn one “premium” paid traffic method, until you master it

Here are a few more details in case you know nothing about traffic.

By free traffic, we mean traffic that we get organically.  It can be from YouTube videos, Facebook posts, blog posts, Instagram, TikTok videos, questions answered on Quora, etc.

There are no shortages of places where we can publish some kind of content and get free traffic.  We “pay” for it with our time.

By quick paid traffic, Dean means solo ads.  Solo ads are where you pay someone to send an email with your affiliate links in it.  Solo ads are fast and easy – but they’re expensive.

By premium paid traffic, Dean means paid traffic that you have to learn to master.  Facebook ads, YouTube ads or Google ads are examples of premium paid traffic.  It’s not just a question of sharing your affiliate link like with solo ads.  You have to learn paid traffic and it takes time as well as money.  But I believe that in the long term, it’s very profitable.

Dean’s approach is that we should do a mix of all three.

  • We should get pick one platform where we build up content and get free traffic.
  • We should pay for some solo ads, to get quick paid traffic and build up our list.
  • We should take time to learn and master one source of premium paid traffic – this will allow us to grow and scale our business in the long term.

In my experience, this approach is quite unique.  I mean, I’m not saying that Dean is the only one to do it – quite the contrary!  I’m sure most experienced online marketers do it this way.  But what’s unique about Dean is that he teaches this from the start.

In other training programs, I’ve found that there was usually more of an “either/or” approach.  So either free traffic was painted as “the best” or paid traffic was “sold” as the golden option.  This is the first time I hear someone say: you need to be doing both, they go hand in hand.

This is new to me, but I’m determined to follow Dean’s advice.  I’ve been an organic girl so far, focusing heavily on YouTube with good results (that’s something I teach, by the way, if you’re interested you need to click here 😉).

I ran solo ads once, without much to show for it, aside from a few leads.  At the time I knew nothing about how to do email follow-up properly, so I got no sales from it.

I did go through a great Facebook ads training at the very beginning of my online “career” in 2018.  I got some sales but then stopped because my budget was too tight at the time.

So really, my knowledge and experience with paid traffic is very limited, but I will learn!

If you’re a complete beginner…

I believe you’ll be at a great advantage starting with this strategy right away.  Learning to do both free and paid traffic from the start should bring faster results, in my opinion, and therefore encourage you not to give up.  So if you want to check Internet Profits out, just click here and get Dean Holland’s free training to start with 😊

Oh, and I forgot! 

I made more sales this week!  So far, since joining Internet Profits, I have made $77.50.

Now here’s my live video progress report 👇

See you soon for more adventures in week 9!