1. Target markets that have tons of competition, keywords, and available traffic sources.
- use Google Search
- and Google Keywords
2. Research the markets by seeing how many other affiliates are successfully promoting it with PPC.Make sure the market ‘buys stuff”
- Do competitive research on the competition.
- Research cj.com
- Research clickbank.com
- Research Amazon
EPC is a measure of how well they convert traffic that you send them
Network Earnings is a measure of how much overall traffic they receive at cj.com
The higher the EPC and the Lower the N.E. the better; people at cj don’t send them a ton of traffic but they convert like hell. Less competition!
Earned/Sale: Average net amount earned per affiliate per referred sale. Note that this is the net earned per actual sale, and so it is impacted by refunds, chargebacks, and sales taxes. (Effective 28 July 2005, unfunded sales, such as returned checks, do not impact this number.)
%Earned/Sale: Average percentage commission earned per affiliate per referred sale. This number should only vary if the publisher has changed their payout percentage over time.
%Referred: Fraction of publisher’s total sales that are referred by affiliates.
Gravity: Number of distinct affiliates who earned a commission by referring a paying customer to the publisher’s products. This is a weighted sum and not an actual total. For each affiliate paid in the last 8 weeks we add an amount between 0.1 and 1.0 to the total. The more recent the last referral, the higher the value added
Place a product related to the market in your shopping cart.
Their sophisticated matching system will then tell you “people who bought this product were also interested in these products…”
Amazon has spent tens of millions of dollars developing their software systems. Probably much more. You can take advantage of it for free… you don’t actually have to buy that product you just placed in your shopping cart
3. Test the market by joining a few affiliate programs and promoting those affiliate products to measure the potential profitability of the market.
- For example pick three products and split test them against each other.
- Find one that breaks even, or close to it and expand your test.
- If it works then create your own product.
- Repeat process simultaneously; run multiple tests on different markets and products at the same time.
4. If the market is profitable as an affiliate then start developing your own version of a product for that market.
Rent an expert who can do it for you
5. Capturing the email is the primary goal; the traffic is a means to an end – build your list!
Building your list is the same as building your business.
6. Once you have their email create value with them, then ask them to buy from you.
always check you are selling them something they want – ask them. Do surveys with your list, send emails asking them what they want. When you know what they want – sell that
7. Offer other products to the list for back-end profits.
Things that complement their wants and desires
Thanks to Jeff Johnson and Frank Kern and John Reese and many others