My name is Dan Watson. I have been marketing online now for a few years. I actually started out doing affiliate marketing with Amazon. It was a cool concept of building these little small review sites and then ranking them in Google.
This worked OK for a while but I had to make sure that my review websites stayed high in the search engine results which meant lots of daily backlinks and search engine optimization (SEO). This ate up a lot of my time and since the vast majority of the products I was selling were physical products. The commission on them was often very low (like below 10%) and I had to work like heck to make sure I made at LEAST that many sales the next month if I wanted to try and keep any consistency to my income, much less make it grow to even more for the next month.
After a while Amazon pulled it’s affiliate program out of my state like they had been doing with several other states due to tax issues. So I was left to start over from scratch. I knew I had to make a couple changes in my approach. Selling physical items as an affiliate is OK but where you start to realize REAL sustainable income is selling products or services with monthly billing. This means that you get a commission over and over and over again each time the customer pays for his or her service. This is why companies that sell cable TV, cell phone service or any other monthly billed expense make so much money! They don’t just get paid for their customer once. But many, many times! This eventually means you get consistent and reliable monthly income.
I also had another issue that I had to address. It is hard to get customers. Once you get them, you need a way to stay in contact with them to get them to buy even more stuff! Now, I don’t know about you but I do not really want to be spending all day on the phone with people. That is not really leveraging your time wisely. The best way to stay in touch with people and remind them about the products or services you are selling as an affiliate is through email. Why email? Because you can set it up to be done automatically, this means that you do not have to log into your email account and send an email. This email could be to a few hundred or even a few thousand people. It all depends on just how many potential customers you have collected emails from!
Now, I want to pause right here and say that I use Gmail everyday. I love it and could not run my business without it. However, Gmail is not what I use to keep in contact with my customers and potential customers. This is for a variety of reasons. One reason is that Gmail will only let you send to so many people at one time before it starts having issues. When I send a broadcast email to my list, it goes out to several thousand people. This would not work very well using Gmail. Another reason of which is that I send every potential customer a series of emails for several days after they “opt in” to one of my squeeze pages. (we will cover more on that in a minute) If I had to keep track of who was supposed to get what email and when and where each person was in the series, that would be a complete nightmare and I would drive myself crazy!
Luckily there is a lot better way to go about this and that is what I am going to teach you. It took a long time for me to put all of this together step by step and have it work for me but now it is working like a charm and that is exactly what I want to share with you. You can check out the first step to this plan by clicking HERE or go to STEP 1