How Two Underground Affiliates Generate $109,151 In 30 Days From Just One Clickbank Product
Posted on 16th December, 2008
I was trying to come up with an attention grabbing headline and thought the headline for the sales copy for Commission Blueprint would do the trick.
Commission Blueprint is a training guide for anyone wanting to make real money from Clickbank or any kind of digital product using AdWords. It consists of a series of instructional videos and written guides in PDF format.
I purchased the guide recently and I have to say that it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made as far as making money online guide is concern. While I am aware that the topic has been the subject of discussion for countless guides and ebooks out there, this little guide is a bit different.
The main content is presented in a video format and for me, consuming the content is like attending a one on one training session with the author. I just have to sit back, watch and listen as the author unveiled the exact steps he did to make an insane amount of money with Clickbank.
If you are trying to make money online using pay per click, here are several things that you may have to consider if the products you are promoting do not bring the expected return.
- Instead of promoting physical product such as books, try promoting ebooks or audiobooks.
- Instead of trying to promote audio CDs, try to promote online music service.
- Similarly, downloadable software will convert better than boxed software
It has been showed that digital products such as ebooks, downloadable software, MP3s and so on convert better because they offer instant gratification to the customers. They are relatively cheaper compare to their physical counterparts and can be delivered directly via the Internet.
From the affiliate point of view, selling digital products offers higher profit margins and therefore you can afford to spend more with your pay per click (PPC) campaigns.
While Commission Blueprint focuses on Clickbank products, you could easily adapt the formula to any other affiliate networks and still make good money from it.
This guide is not perfect for everyone. Beginners will likely face a rather steep learning curve ahead but it’s not impossible for them to master all the necessary skills as long as they put an effort to it.
The author goes through several crucial subjects rather briefly which I think is important for everyone to understand them fully. The discussion on Google Quality Score for example is rather brief and without the full understanding of this subject, it could cost you in the end.
Secondly, some keywords selected in the example are too general. The readers should be aware that selecting general keywords to start a campaign with may bring tons of traffic but this can put a hole in their pocket faster than they can top up their credit card.
That said, the guide touches almost everything you need to know about how to make money from Clickbank or any other digital products via pay per click search engines. All you have to do next is continue to educate yourself by further reading all the relevant topics online.
One of the most useful pieces of information that I’ve picked up after I went through the videos is that it made me rethink how I research, launch and manage my PPC campaigns. All the other ebooks that I’ve read recommended me to work systematically but they stop short of sharing their exact system when it comes managing the business.
Commission Blueprint does not stop there, for instance, it recommends you to stop your campaign if
- You’ve reached your budget and no sales were made
- If overall conversion rate is less than 0.025 after getting over 500 clicks
- If after getting over 500 clicks, you’ve spent more than 4 times what you made in sales.
You have a reason to hang in there before you ditch a campaign if it’s in the borderline. For example
- You wait about a week (or at least 500 clicks) to “settle” the campaign down
- Your overall conversion rate is over 0.025
- If you’ve spent less than 4 times your sales
- Keep optimizing and get at least another 250-500 clicks
After weeding out the bad campaigns and you find a winner, you should
- Scale the campaign (something that people don’t do enough of)
- Constant tweaking to increase profitability
- First 30 days, tweak the campaign for every 2 to 3 days
- Second 30 days, tweak the campaign once a week
- After 60 days, you may tweak the campaign only monthly
If you are new to the game, these might not make much sense to you right now. But I am telling you those points provided a crucial guidelines for anyone doing PPC marketing on how to arrive at a correct decision in order to move forward.
But of course you can adjust them according to your own needs.
Finally if you are a veteran pay per click marketer, you may discover some gems here and there, if not, the training provides a refresher on things that you may have forgot to do or stopped paying attention to.
How does the training affect me so far?
I started spending around US100 per day for one of my campaigns as an experiment. That doesn’t worry me much as long as I know I’ll not only breakeven but will make a tidy profit after adapting what I’ve learned from the training.
If you’ve been wondering what other successful PPC affiliates know that you don’t, well this training will help you understand the secret to their success. Read more about Comission Blueprint here.