Made $7,395 in a WEEK: First Black Friday Results!

Last Update: November 30, 2018

Yea, you heard that right! I just made $7,395 in a WEEK because of the crazy Black Friday Sale!

And this hasn't include all the other recurring commissions. This $7.3K is solely from Black Friday sales.

I had a total of 59 Black Friday sales over the past week.

I was really surprised by this result because this is my first year promoting Wealthy Affiliate's Black Friday Offer.

Around this time last year, I just completed my 2-year full-time national service and didn't have a single source of passive income.

Fast forward one year, I not only built up my very first full-time 4-figure monthly passive income stream at just 21 years old, but I also managed to crush $7.4K in one week leveraging Black Friday.

Because of that, I'm expecting a 5-figure paycheck in January 2019.

But this post is not about me and I'm not here to brag. It's about YOU!

I've just proven to you what's possible of accomplishing in just one year's time if you are really serious about your business.

And by the way, Black Friday doesn't just apply to Wealthy Affiliate. Black Friday is one of the best annual events for all internet marketers of all kinds.

No matter which niche you're in, there will be a way for you to benefit and make great profit from Black Friday because during this period, most people are in what we called the "buyers mode" and people have their credit cards ready to purchase stuff.

You have around 1 year's time before Black Friday 2019 comes. I recommend you to set it as a 1 year goal for you.

You don't have to start preparing for Black Friday 2019 yet. It's too early.

What I recommend you to do is to focus on building the following:

  • Your brand within your niche
  • Your followings on social media within the niche
  • Traffic to your website
  • Email list
  • YouTube subscribers

These are just some of the ideas for you. Once again, you don't have to master everything. FOCUS on ONE first. Build it up and then move on to the next to diversify.

Clarity & Focus are very powerful!

At the same time, you also don't want to spread yourself too thin. After all, there are so many things we can do.

That's why you need to be clear about what you want & how you want to achieve it based on your expertise and your current situation. And then, FOCUS!

Having said that, I'm sure many of you are curious what are the exact things I did to achieve such results, right?

Here's What I Did For My Black Friday 2018...

#1 Blog Post on My Site

I wrote a blog post on my site targeting Black Friday related keyword one month before the actual Black Friday. Within a few days' time, it's ranking at the top of that keyword.

And then, I use that as the sales/landing page where I drive my traffic to.

In other words, I don't send people directly to WA's Black Friday affiliate link. Instead, I have that blog post as a landing page and I incorporate my Black Friday affiliate links within that post.

This is important especially you're marketing to cold traffic (people who are not so familiar with you or what you're promoting).

So, an important takeaway from this point is to create a landing page as a "bridge" so that potential customers are more convinced when they land on the actual sales page.

Most of the time, I believe my prospects are already "sold" even before they land on the actual sales page to enter their credit card info. That's the best scenario you want to have.

This is an important element to boost your conversion rate no matter which niche you're in!

#2 Email Marketing

As suggested by Kyle, I created 11 broadcast Emails that's being blasted out to my list at specific timings.

(Read this: What You Can Learn From Black Friday.)

#3 YouTube Video

The blog post I just mentioned is to dominate Google's SERP to get organic traffic.

On top of that, I recorded and published an YouTube video to dominate YouTube's SERP for my target keyword which is also relevant to my Black Friday promotion.

Similarly, I published the video one month before Black Friday.

Interestingly, both my video and blog post can be found at the top of Google's search results page when I search for my keyword :)

#4 WA Blog Post

Right before Black Friday started, I published a blog post within Wealthy Affiliate to inform my referrals within the community about the offer.

This only applies to WA promotion. If you're promoting other products in your niche, I recommend you to join relevant groups or forums way before Black Friday and try to become an authority within the group/forum.

The way to become an authority within a group is just to be active, share more and help more. Focus on genuinely providing values and your expertise.

This allows members in the group/forum to trust you more and pay more attention to you when you have something to share or promote.

(Make sure you check the group/forum's rule regarding personal promotion. Don't get yourself banned from the group because of spamming or breaking of their rules.)

#5 WA Private Message

I sent each of my Premium referral a Private Message within WA to inform them about the amazing Black Friday Offer.

Because I have hundreds of referrals, it took me a couple of hours to complete even though it's just copy and pasting the same message.

#6 Sidebar Banner

Prior to Black Friday, I shared with the community a custom sidebar banner I created myself to promote WA Black Friday:

Black Friday Sidebar Banner for You to Use

That's the exact banner I put in my sidebar which I link to my Black Friday Blog Post (The landing page, remember?)

Again, I didn't link directly to my Black Friday affiliate link because I want to have that "bridge" and warm my prospects up first.

I'm not saying you can't directly put your affiliate link. You can still get sales that way. I just think the conversion rate will be higher when there's another landing page as a bridge.

Anyway, you can test things out to see which works best for you.

#7 Ribbon

A ribbon is something like this:


I set it in a way that it will appear when a reader scrolls through 20% of the page/post or when he/she decided to leave the page.

Whichever happens first, this ribbon will show up at the top of my website.

Again, the button links to my Black Friday Blog Post.

One thing I could do better is to add in the countdown timer earlier. I only remembered I should add a countdown timer when the Black Friday Offer is ending.

If I added in the countdown timer since the beginning, I'm guessing I may have gotten even more sales because a countdown timer in such situation is very powerful. It creates a sense of urgency for people to take action.

#8 Social Media

I created Instagram stories and publish my Black Friday video on Facebook as another way to promote it despite I don't have a huge following on social media.

This further shows that you don't need to have a huge following on social media or lots of YouTube subscribers to make money.

Those will definitely help a lot if you have them but they're not the ONLY way to go.


That's pretty much the things I've done for this year's Black Friday to get my results.

As you can see, these numbers don't just come in naturally or easily. I worked hard for it months before Black Friday.

I hope this post has given you some inspirations and ideas to move on with your business.

Once again, if you haven't read THIS POST, yous MUST read it!

Let me know in the comments below if you're interested to find out how I did certain things like the ribbon, etc...

Also, don't forget to hit the LIKE button if you find this helpful 😊

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DBCrist Premium
Jerry, sounds like you have your website firing on all cylinders. Wish I could hire a full time content writer and give them admin access to just keep pushing out content. But I'm still just finishing boot camp and working on just putting some content on my sight. Thanks for the motivation. Dave
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Dave! But you don't want to give your writer admin access. You should only give him/her an author role so that they don't have a chance to mess up your site.

When you're ready to hire a writer, I recommend you to follow my training:
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imthedamo Premium
You are ridiculous man and brag away. I love reading about your success Jerry, it completely inspires me. The best thing is you just don't talk about your success, you specifically describe step by step what you did. I am already rebuilding my landing page inspired by both you and my sponsor Jack Cao and I will start to implement many things you and he and littlemama are doing this coming year. I save these posts and refer back to them for future knowledge and inspiration.

Thanks, buddy, keep it up.
Damo
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AJTrimble1 Premium
100% agree.

I am definitely one of Jerry's "tribe", and at this point will read everything he puts out. I never see anything he writes as bragging; even when he's posting about his recent successes, he's extremely humble about it.

@JerryHuang, you deserve every bit of success you have coming your way, sir.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Damo! I'm glad you're absorbing all these info and taking action.

Wish you all the best :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!!
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shazzaWA Premium
Well done Jerry.

In my currency in Australia, that would be a $10,107 week which would be just awesome!

Kudos to you and Grace. You are 2 members who are truly willing to share all you do that gets you these successes. And it's up to us to apply the hard work, blood sweat and tears!

Thanks for sharing and like I said to Grace, what a nice time of year to be earning this type of money.
Well deserved.. enjoy!
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Sharon! Really appreciate your constant support!
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shazzaWA Premium
You are very welcome!
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mbouteiller Premium
Ohhhh Jerry,

Thank you for sharing your awesome post here. Wow... you're definitely on the roll.

I do have this bookmarked. There definitely needs some prep time to do all this for me... I would need to make a 'detailed' list to get me organized.

Thank you for being so inspirational. Congratulations 10x over!!!!

Monica
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Monica! Appreciate that and all the best for the upcoming year :)
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SondraM Premium
Jerry, as your bank account shows, you have worked extremely hard this year to build your business. I am very happy that your hard work, discipline and dedication have paid off extremely well.

You are an inspiration to us all. Congratulations!!!

p.s. I hope you invest your earnings wisely.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Sondra! Yea I'm constantly re-investing my money :)
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Jerry,

This is great news Jerry, congratulations to you! I know that you've been working hard and taking action, as your blog post clearly shows. It's also great news that you have come so far in such a short space of time, it just shows what can be achieved when we focus on our goals.

Have a great weekend Jerry and thank you for the truly inspiring and encouraging blog post which will encourage many.

Roy
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you so much Roy, especially your constant support!
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Roybretton Premium
Jerry, it's a pleasure and a joy to see you doing so well, great stuff!

Roy
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suzieq Premium
Thanks so much Jerry. This is extremely helpful and I’m bookmarking it for next year. I worked hard on my posts and on social media but no luck this year. I don’t think I have enough traction yet. :(.
I truly appreciate you breaking down what you did. It’ll be a big help for next year. I’m starting an email list so that should really help.
Quick question. When you write all your reviews, do you send them to a sales landing page or link directly to WA?
I’m concerned about having to many affiliate links on my site. I promote WA.
Thanks
Suzanne
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Suzanne!

For all my reviews, I send them to a landing page as a "bridge" like what I explained in this post. And then from that landing page, I have all my affiliate links.
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LindaF Premium
Jerry I seen you when you joined WA as a newbe and you took WA by the horns and showed everybody what work can do for you. But you also seen the grand value that Wa was providing and that is very rear, good for you. Keep the work going and you will be an enterpriser in your own right.
always a better way
Linda
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JerryHuang Premium
Appreciate that Linda!
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marchanna Premium
This is some hugely solid practical advice and should be bookmarked by everyone reading this. \just to think that by being a part of WA and having someone like you give us this advice gratis -- truly amazing.

Sorry I can't hit this like button more than once.

WA has a great set of people providing inspiration and research, kudos to all of them! But posts like this one are meat and potatoes showing us this moneymaking is real and explain how to get about earning it. thanks a million!
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha thanks Marc! I'm glad you find this helpful and inspiring. I'm really happy for that.

Wish you all the best :)
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IntroVent Premium
Congratulations Jerry! I have been asking my circle about heir success on black Friday sales event from WA and, in the small group of 200 people that I follow, Only one person answered with one sale one person with two sales. Not that great, really.

Additionally, I have just been watching the non-premium members in my followers list to see if anyone was motivated by the sale to sign up but not a single person in that group converted to premium.

I'm stoked to hear this can work because, while I am not looking at promoting WA right now, I want to get to that after I learn to do these other things.

Now Following
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks John! I'm glad my post helps and inspires.

All the best for the upcoming year and the next Black Friday :)
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RandellD Premium
Hi Jerry!
You are "Rockin and Rollin" ! Congratulations on your success and also thank you so much for sharing exactly how you did it.

Wowee! you have become a mentor to me. I give you triple kudos.

You have planned and taken advantage of the big Black Friday opportunity which only comes once a year. You have the methodology down and it will only be easier from here on out.

You have worked hard and got it done!
I am happy for you.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Randell! It's my honor to be your mentor and I'm glad this post helps :)
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Nausheen8666 Premium
That's amazing! Thank you for sharing details. I do have a question regarding what you explained in #6.

Sharing the banner out to the community.

Did the banner you provide still have your link (to your blog post)? That would make sense. And If so, what benefit are you saying it would provide them?

Just trying to understand how to word what I would say.

Thank you!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Nausheen! That banner is just an image. People can download it to their own computer and upload it to their website while adding their own link to the banner.

For me, I put that banner on my site and insert my own link to my blog post.

Does that answer your question?
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Nausheen8666 Premium
Thank you Jerry. Yes it does
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure!
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Bald Eagle Premium
Hey Jerry.
Thos are awesome figures for some incredibly focused work. Congratulations!
Can I ask how long was your landing page in terms of number of words?
It seems to me if they are ready to buy with wallets and tongues out that a shorter (less than 1000 words) would be appropriate?
Yes?
No?

Congrats once again - bet you can't wait for that January pay check.

Lawrence
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JerryHuang Premium
The purpose of that landing page is to convince them to buy. Most people won't be ready to buy prior to reading that landing page.

The length doesn't really matter. It's all about your copywriting and how you incorporate your CTAs.

If you place your CTAs wisely throughout the page, it doesn't matter if the post is 1000 words or 2000 words.

You get my point?
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EddySalomon Premium
Great Job Jerry! I love when I read things like this and affiliates are willing to share their tactics so all of us can learn. There is nothing more annoying than reading an income post and folks aren't sharing tactics to help others.

Otherwise, it's really a post to brag that may inspire people, but doesn't provide any direction. But you didn't do that here. A lot of value in this post. I hope folks are taking notes. I know I did.
Although my BF sales were similar. They could have probably been more if I followed some of these tactics. But I'm already preparing for next year. See you in Vegas in a few weeks.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Eddy! And I agree with you. That's why I always try to provide values while sharing my results. That's what I've been doing for the past few months.

See you soon :)
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Cass51 Premium
Thank you Jerry there is a lot of great information here. I have saved your blog to refer back to it. I intend to build my knowledge and referral base over the next twelve months and put some of these ideas into practice. We are fortunate to have the benefit of your experience to draw on.
Cass
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Cass! All the best for the upcoming year and the next Black Friday :)
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Cass51 Premium
Cheers Jerry:)
Cass
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lakbar12 Premium
Jerry, this is a very inspiring post. Thank you, for sharing your knowledge and what steps you took. I have always thought your site was pretty awesome so, it is really good to hear the progress you’ve been making.

I been away for the last 9 months but, after returning I see results and yes, it makes me focus and push hard. 2019 will be a great year for many.

Your right about social media, you don’t need a big following. In fact when I made my first commission I didn’t have one at all. And I still don’t, I know its something I need to work, which I will.
I need to learn the rhythm of the social sites. I know they all work different.

I would like to know, Jerry, if you don’t mind, how did you create the ribbon look? The funny thing is, the ribbon does work, that’s what got me both times for WA.

I waited until my time was almost out, constantly checking the timer, to make sure I have time left...lol. So, yes your I agree it does work.

Do you think it matters, if we go with paid or free themes? I hear so many different opinions but, never a clear answer on what’s best. I know everyone runs business the way they choose but, I always hear big gurus say go with paid themes so, I have been wondering about this for a while.

Thanks again Jerry for sharing...to your continued success

Kisha
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Kisha,

The ribbon was created using Thrive Leads, which is a premium paid plugin. All the settings can be done within the plugin easily. Let me know if you're interested to invest in such tool so that I can share more with you.

Yes, I know countdown timer works very well haha! It's a psychology thing. Scarcity and urgency is very powerful in sales.

As for theme, if you're just getting started, I recommend using a free theme to test things out. After a while, you may consider investing in a paid theme. If you are serious about this business, a premium theme is necessary at some point.

But you have to figure out if you're ready to invest based on your own budget and progress.

If you're considering investing in a premium theme, I can give you my recommendation as well.
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MThompson3 Premium
You just made the head of my 2019 bookmarked essential reading blogs. You are an inspiration to newbies and oldies. I am kinda coming out of semi-retirement and going to invest 40 hours/week in 2019 doing just my Personal Training online, promoting WA, and a few other online ventures. Doing this because I can. You can only play so much golf and scuba diving. I want to see where I am at the start of 2020. Besides Vegas. Thanks Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
That's awesome Mark! All the best man :)
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Calh60 Premium
Jerry, so many young people today are under the impression success will just come to them or will be handed to them. They don't want to work for it. If even 20% of the younger population had your drive and persistence there would be some really successful people around the world for many years.

Thanks for the information and congratulation on your success!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Calvin! I believe there are more and more such young people around the world :)
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Biene14 Premium
Well done jerry! If I made that in a year I would be over the moon!

I have a couple of questions.

On your smartaffiliatesuccess website I can only find a couple of pages. Are there a load of posts hidden somewhere? I know you have shared you success at hiring a writer.

Is this the site that gets you all the referals or do you have others, thanks!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Chris! If you click on the "Blog" page, you'll see all the posts there.
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suzzziq Premium
Congratulations, Jerry! I think you were definitely created to be successful at this! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your story, and inspire us on:). This was very motivational!

I would love to hear more about exactly how you created your email marketing campaign, and where and how you made your banner, and ribbon:) Thanks,again, for sharing!

Blessings:)
Suzi
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Suzi!

For email marketing, I use an Email Service Provider/Autoresponder tool to build list over the past few months and what I did was just pre-write the Emails I want to send out and then schedule them at the specific timings I want. All these can be customized with a good autoresponder.

For banner, I simply use Photoshop. You can use Canva as well for simplicity.

For the ribbon, it's a feature within Thrive Leads, a premium plugin. All the settings can be done easily within their tool.

Let me know if you're interested to invest in a good autoresponder and/or Thrive Leads and I'll share more with you.
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suzzziq Premium
I will:). I'm almost ready for an auto responder:)
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome!
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JWhite5 Premium
I am so impressed with you Jerry! You are an inspiration to all of us,who believe that we can do anything we want,when we combine total belief in what we are doing,and the knowledge that we learn here at WA, there is no ceiling,nothing stopping us from having success.Your sharing and giving spirit is what is making you successful.You have just given us your blueprint on what you just did.Congratulations on your accomplishment and continued success!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks John! And you're right! All the best to you :)
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JWhite5 Premium
Thanks my friend!
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Wina163 Premium
Hi Jerry,
Loving this post! Thanks for taking the time to share your results with us. It gives a little motivational boost to keep on going.

Yes, would love to read more about what you did with:
My Email Marketing campaign
Banner
Or the Ribbon thing

Just one question, did you do any paid ads to promote the black friday sales? Would love to know whether I should be incorporatinh more paid ads in the future.

Thanks! :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Wina!

For email marketing, I use an Email Service Provider/Autoresponder tool to build list over the past few months and what I did was just pre-write the Emails I want to send out and then schedule them at the specific timings I want. All these can be customized with a good autoresponder.

For banner, I simply use Photoshop. You can use Canva as well for simplicity.

For the ribbon, it's a feature within Thrive Leads, a premium WordPress plugin. All the settings can be done easily within their tool.

Let me know if you're interested to invest in a good autoresponder and/or Thrive Leads and I'll share more with you.

I'm still learning about paid ads so not much success. I've tried a bit but still learning. Most sales are through free methods.

Jerry
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Pernilla Premium
Jerry, you are just amazing!!!

Congratulations to your well-earned success.
You are one of a kind role-model!

Thank you for sharing your extremely valuable knowledge about how you have made this journey.

I have saved this post and will read it over and over again.

You are a great inspirational source!!!

Wish you continued huge success!

:-) Pernilla
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JerryHuang Premium
That's awesome Pernilla. Thanks! All the best for the upcoming year ahead :)
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Stella2 Premium
Congrats to you, Jerry!

I'm impressed by what you've achieved, but also by your generous nature. You're attracting some powerful energy there.

Thank-you for all you share, and I wish you even more success.

I see a "young Kyle or Carson" empire-builder in you!
Stella :-)
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha! My pleasure Stella! I'm glad my sharing is helpful :)
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jivitaa339 Premium
Congrats Jerry and what awesome results your getting for your hard work.
Would you pl share the link of your blog post which you used as the landing page if you don't mind.

Regards
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jivitaa339 Premium
Thanks, Jerry.
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JonLake Premium
Nice one Jerry - awesome result and well deserved.

You are very inspiring and motivating.

All the best

Jon and Debbie
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks a lot Jon & Debbie!
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Lydianabwami Premium
Very well done, such brilliant ideas. How did you do your email marketing?
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JerryHuang Premium
I use an Email Service Provider/Autoresponder tool to build list over the past few months and what I did was just pre-write the Emails I want to send out and then schedule them at the specific timings I want. All these can be customized with a good autoresponder.

Let me know if you're interested to invest in an autoresponder and I'll share more with you.
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Lydianabwami Premium
Yes please, I’m interested to invest in an auto responder. Many thanks
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JerryHuang Premium
Just sent you a PM :)
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jan135 Premium
I would love to know yours and Little Mamma's secrets. The real secrets to your success. A lot of people are doing exactly what you say but not getting sales
Regards
Janet
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JerryHuang Premium
Like I've mentioned in this post: There's no secrets really.
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JohnGreg08 Premium
Ill read this again 2 months before Black Friday 2019.

As of now, I will focus on these

"Your brand within your niche
Your followings on social media within the niche
Traffic to your website
Email list
YouTube subscribers"

Thanks for sharing how you did it!
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JerryHuang Premium
That's awesome. All the best John!
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DavidKelly2 Premium
That's brilliant! Well done...and thanks for sharing!
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure David!
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Amazing Jerry. Well done. You are fantastic. So motivatung
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Jill!
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laurenjean Premium
Wow Jerry!! You never cease to amaze me. Your results are awesome and so, so well-deserved.

I was totally slapdash this year. With limited time, I only managed to publish one post on one of my sites and one on WA and achieved one Black Friday Sale. Yaaaay! I was thrilled! And encouraged.

Next year I will be way more prepared.

I'm bookmarking your post right now to follow your success strategy. Thanks for not only sharing your brilliant results, but also training us so we can follow your lead.

You are a rock star!
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Lauren! I'm glad my sharing helps. All the best :)
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rubanzema Premium
Thank you for sharing Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Emmanuel!
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