A week or two ago, I wrote a blog post I called a Provocative Suggestion in which I promoted a new system called Affiliate Silver Bullet. In addition to my blog post, I have been emailing people who have opted in to one or another of my auto responder lists. Actually, I have the message queued up as one of my follow-up messages.
Today I got a message from one of my readers who wondered if it would be effective for new people who don’t have a large list to mail to. A fair question.
And my answer was that it certainly is easier to promote things when you have a large list, but that you can’t let that get in the way of identifying a product or series of products to promote while you are building that list.
One of the benefits of the Affiliate Silver Bullet is that they have already chosen quality products for you to promote. That’s a bit more important than you might realize at first. The product they have included are proven winners, with quality you can be proud to present to your list, and with sales material that actually converts.
But what do you do, if you don’t already have a sizable list? You start building one.
That means you can build your list by promoting the products in Affiliate Silver Bullet. Each bullet has a freebie associated with it that you can promote on safe lists, or by any other means. When people opt in for the freebie they join your list.
Once they are on your list, you need to send them emails. Writing quality follow-up emails is a skill in it’s own right. This is also handled by Affiliate Silver Bullet. With each bullet you get a series of professionally written emails that will drip on your new list members until they buy, automatically.
Combined that means you have a selection of quality products, a series of valuable giveaways to offer to prospective members to get them to opt into your list and a series of professional emails to follow-up with them. All of which you can set up each week in just a few minutes.
Your job is then to concentrate on how you will drive traffic to the free offers. Now granted if you already have a large list, it will only take a few emails to promote the individual offers. So yes, someone with a large list will have an initial advantage.
But for those without a large list, you now have all the back end pieces you need to allow you to focus on learning how to and then driving traffic to the free offers.
It does take traffic to be successful. There are many ways to drive traffic. Article marketing is just one that I use. I am writing articles relevant to each of the Affiliate Silver Bullet products. Not about the products, and not pitching them but about the topic. If the silver bullet is on bloging, I write an article about blogging and put one of the two links in my resource box to the freebie for that Silver Bullet product.
These articles will be referring prospects within days of being accepted by the directories and will send traffic for months and years to come.
I’ve also set up some simple blogger blogs, often using the same content as my articles with links to the freebie. Here I’ve found that the Blogger SEO Annihilator script I got from the first month of Jeff Dedrick’s Automated Traffic was a great value. It helps get them optimized for search engine results.
I’ve then built on them with Squidoo lens and Hub pages to send high authority back links to the blogger posts. I get some traffic from the Squidoo lens and hub pages, but more importantly raise the blogger posts to the top of the search engines for my keyword terms.
This combination is just the start, but a powerful start, to driving a ton of free traffic to these Affiliate Silver Bullet products. Add to that any safe list, traffic exchange or other traffic you can generate and you have a system that will send you traffic and ultimately revenues for years to come.
Don’t expect miraculous overnight riches with this approach. But by concentrating on building the traffic generation aspect and linking it together using multiple tools, you can develop a cash machine that send you clickbank checks on a weekly basis.
The bottom line from my point of view is this. You need a quality product to promote, with sales materials that sell. You need a freebie to get people to opt into your list, you need quality follow-up email messages to get the whole thing to convert into dollars for you. You could do it all yourself, or you could let Affiliate Silver Bullet do it for you. If you let Affiliate Silver Bullet solve your product, freebie and follow-up needs, you can focus your attention on the key skill you need to learn to be successful online and that is traffic generation.
That’s why I think Affiliate Silver Bullet is an appropriate starting place for may new and intermediate level affiliate marketers.
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