Building The Funnel For My "Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing Again" Project
Last Update: Feb 20, 2023
As I mentioned in previous posts here on WA, a project/experiment I wanted to try this year was to see how easy or hard it would be to start again as an affiliate marketer, completely from scratch.
Things have not gone as smoothly as I'd hoped, and it's taken me a lot longer to get to where I am with the project today that I originally anticipated.
That's partly down to one of my current web hosting companies having broken their cPanel system and either being too incompetent to fix the issues I raised with them or simply not caring...neither of which is a recommendation of any sort.
So I've had to spend a lot of time migrating the sites I host with them (Hostnine/A Small Orange) to another web hosting company. I do some funky things with my WordPress sites and I've done test migrations here to WA but the sites never run correctly so that's why I had to go to another web host for these sites.
As it turns out, Hostnine/A Small Orange did a piss-poor job of monitoring sites for malware infections. And, as I migrated sites onto my new webhost, I got hit with malware abuse notices. So it took quite some time to remove infected plugins and files and patch sites up into working order that the new web host would accept.
I do applaud their commitment to keeping sites clean and site visitors free of malware but it just meant that migrating sites took waaaayyyy longer than I expected.
Naturally, that cut into the time I had to devote to the "starting from scratch" project which is why I haven't been in a position to post an update for several weeks.
But I eventually did get the funnel for my project set up and it's up and running now. Here's what the top of the opt-in page looks like:
It was all created using a single marketing platform, totally for free, and includes an opt-in page, thank you page, a popup I can put on other websites I own and an email campaign to offer subscribers various products along with reviews, news, free gifts, etc. Here's what the popup I can add to other websites looks like:
Given the popularity of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems at the moment, I made my lead magnet for this funnel a free video course about how to use ChatGPT and included a second course about how to use a competing AI system.
There are far too many details to go into here about how I set all of this up, where I found the lead magnet and so on, but if you're interested in the details, I've mapped it all out in this blog post:
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