I received an email from a subscriber who asked about how to make money online. He has been trying affiliate marketing for many years promoting mainly Clickbank products but has not made a sale.
I am sure many people can relate to this story. I know I can. Everybody who is successful has definitely been there. We struggle and struggle until we have that first sale. We figure out what went right and we continue building small successes from there.
Well, the story of my first success is memorable. I started off like a lot of people. Paid to Click sites, discovering Clickbank, learned about traffic exchanges and safelists as a method of generating free traffic. I did make my first dollar via a PTC site, but that was it (back then, PTC sites pay 1 cent per visit). I clicked a hundred ads, and withdrew 1 dollar. The site has been removed for years.
However, the real success started when I took real action. Back then, I was actively promoting TE Profits (it is still around and it provides very good training for traffic exchanges!) The upgraded members were able to get the pro system where you will be taught on how to set up your autoresponder with follow up emails, learn the funded proposal, and integrating your autoresponder letters with the professional lead capture pages to build your own email list!
That was how I got into list building and I didn’t look back. On the second week being a pro member and building my list every day with traffic exchanges and safelists, I made a sale off TE Profits and I had a few upgraded members in Fast Cash and Traffic (Currently known as Ad Master Plus). FCAT was the front end program to build you fast cash at that time. My initial cost was all earned back and by the end of the first month, I was able to generate a positive ROI!
Was it a life changing income? Nope. But that was a life changing experience.
It made me realize this: affiliate marketing when done the right way produces results.
I was very focused on building my own email list with this method. Subsequently, whenever there was a new program which I found useful, all I did was just sending an email to my subscribers and I can expect a few referrals into the new program!
I am still a fan of TE Profits system but I have ventured into other things at the moment. I do still distribute the free report from TE Profits as I find it beneficial for anyone inside the Traffic Exchange industry!
Lesson to be learned in affiliate marketing:
Always Build Your Own Email List First.
At the moment, I am having very good results with Traffic Wave Success Team. It is a system where a marketing funnel is built for you so you can start building our own list and building Trafficwave downlines. If you are interested in joining me and my team in Trafficwave Success Team, do fill up the form at the end of this post.
If you find this post beneficial, do remember to leave a comment and share it around too!