Out In Left Field!
OK so we all read Kyle's message about the Black Friday Campaign. Sounds exciting, right? Those who have been doing it before are familiar with the ropes and ready to Rock and Rumble. But what about those who are new to this?
I feel that I am out in Left Field as the saying goes. Kyle in no uncertain terms stated that the best results are achieved by using an Email Marketing system. And he provided detailed tips on the criteria to use.
What if one has no Email list? No Autoresponders. No Email Capture system? Is there enough time to learn about how to set all this up, capture enough Emails to make it possible to make sales?
Glass Half Full
I am the eternal optimist. So what If I am not prepared. Now is the time to get started. I began looking for tutorials on this subject and Marion Black sent me the link to her approach for beginners to build an Email list for free.
Then there was GlenPalo who had an intensive tutorial that is great for more advanced members. My plan is to start with Marion's plan and after I get some Emails to market to I will graduate to GlenPalo's methods.
I have already incorporated the Black Friday banners into my review post for Wealthy Affiliate. At least I have that going for me. My site is generating traffic, but not enough for me to boast about. I have heard of members who are receiving over 500 clicks per month.
I am way down compared to that as shown in the graphics below
When I look at this result I ask myself what is the probability of making sales? Probably zero. It is clear I need to focus on building traffic to my website. Which means to continue to write more quality articles.
This is a work in progress. I appreciate the progress I have made, but also know much more is needed to be done.
Of course, I would appreciate a second opinion as well as advice on what areas I need to focus on to get better results.
The above data is based on only 39 posts. Even if I wrote one post a day I still wouldn't achieve 100 posts by the end of the year.
It is clear to me that I need to focus less on activity within the Wealthy Affiliate community and more on training, writing articles, building traffic via social media and much, much more.
This will definitely affect my rank. I will try to stay within the top 25. But if I disappear, you will know the reason why. I have proved to myself that I can achieve the ranks of Ambassador and can do it again if necessary. I have also proved to myself that I cannot spend as much time as I do here as well as achieve better results on my business. Of course, I would have liked to do both. Clearly I cannot.
So my Friends,
1) I will still make blog posts but not as often as I am currently doing.
2) Instead I shall be spending that time writing more posts for my website.
3) I will spend more time asking for and giving Site Comments and Feedback.
4) I will spend more time in answering questions.
5) For sure I will be asking more questions myself.
You won't see me engaging in blog posts as much like I am doing now. Please forgive me for that. I have noticed others here who have a similar mindset. Hence, I feel good about this decision. If doing what I stated above is sufficient to keep me in the top 25, that will be awesome. And if not, so be it.
I will have been in Wealthy Affiliate for a year come the end of December. I have made it my mission to promote the benefits of becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate to others. I am gratified that I have two referrals, both of whom have completed their profile and one who upgraded to Premium. I must do better.
All my articles are devoted to that pursuit.
There is more research I must do to diversify my approach in writing new posts. There is only so much one can write about the merits of Wealthy Affiliate before my posts start to look alike.
I have started exploring the likes of Clickbank and other Affiliate Marketing clearing houses as I like to call similar places like Awin and CJ Affiliate. If I am going to write posts about these entities I want to become affiliates and thereby enlarge my portfolio of opportunities. The overall objective is to inform others who wish to become affiliates of these companies to also focus on getting the best training possible at Wealthy Affiliate.
In this way my website will serve a broader audience but still be within the Affiliate Marketing spectrum.
Has anyone else been in my situation? If so what steps have you taken to address it?
One of the ideas that many have written on recently is the importance of reviewing one's progress and being prepared to make modifications to achieve better results. That is how I see my next move.
I'd love to hear comments on point as well as counterpoint.
As always, I wish everyone here a very fulfilling Affiliate Marketing Journey.