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Google Sniper 3 Case Study Review: Part 2

At the end of my last Google Sniper case study review, I told you that I would probably have my site up and running by now (usually how it happens when I promote digital products).  Well, that hasn’t happened — as I’m finding promoting things from Amazon to be a little bit different.  I’m used to just downloading something, reading/watching it and popping up a review.  I’ll catch you up and tell you what I mean.

I’ll first start out by telling you that I’m still planning to work in the same niche — film/television (popular franchise I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid).  However, what I plan on promoting [the product] from said franchise has changed.  This is due to the research I did, according to George’s criteria.  What I originally wanted to promote doesn’t get as many searches as I thought it would.  I’m still going to promote it on my site.  It just won’t be like the main thing.

While I was initially annoyed, I think it might work out for the best.  My research actually helped me to find products and keywords that I didn’t even know people were looking for.  There is no shortage of things for me to promote.  Since I’m still getting used to Amazon, I looked for some tips in the Amazon video under the Sniper X (up-sell) section of the Google Sniper 3 course.  I came across some good tips for finding even more products to promote (for other sites) and how to write content for physical products.

Oh, the other thing that you guys might like about the “Sniper X” section of the course is that it’s where the case studies are — where people get their sites reviewed, so that you can avoid their mistakes.  Another thing I was initially worried about was not being able to put brand names in the domain name of my URL (like I do with Clickbank/digital products).  As it turns out, that’s not a big deal because no one that promotes physical products gets to do that (other than the people that hold the copyright/trademark).

Well, that’s all for now.  The next time I update you, I’m going to try to have my blog live.  It can take a day or so for the domain name servers to get hooked up, and I’m still thinking about the site layout and stuff.  I’ve also been thinking about what I’m going to write as I’m writing this – definitely going to use those writing tips (when the time comes).  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

Until next time…

 

 

 

 

Today begins our look inside George Brown’s Google Sniper 3 course.  To start off, I should start by telling you that I’m going to be using stuff from the main course as well as the “Sniper X” part (up-sell).  When you first login, there is an “welcome” video, where George takes you through the various parts of the course.  The main course consist of the e-book, videos, and process maps (outline what you should do and how long it will take you).

Of course, if you have never done this stuff before, it might take you a while longer than what’s on the process maps.  I recommend that you not rush.  Take your time, and get a feel for how things are supposed to work.  Based on my previous experience, research is the most important step.  If you like to read, you can go through the Google Sniper manual, and you will come across the videos as you need to do stuff.

Since I’m more of a video guy, I just bypassed the manual and went straight for the videos.  Okay, so the first thing you need to do is to choose what niche you want to go into, finding a winning product, and find keywords that meet George’s criteria.  What I just described are like two videos that are like two hours in length (total time).  You will pick up a lot of gems from these videos, so make sure to watch them all the way through.

When George shows you how to find niches, he uses Clickbank.  However, I am going to be using Amazon (so far).  I’m going to be using Amazon because of the niche I want to go into. I guess you’d call it the film/television niche.  There’s a particular t.v./movie franchise I want to promote.  I’m a big fan of the series, know there’s a lot of stuff to promote, and such.

However, I’m kind of nervous.  Why?  The only time I recall making money from Amazon is by using free sites that are no longer around.  I’ve never promoted Amazon products on my own domain before (live in a state that was banned until recently).  I have to figure out a few things — like a domain name that gets traffic but doesn’t have the brand name in it and stuff like that.

I’m going to have to go through the Google Sniper course and watch the video on Amazon (saw at least one in here).  I’m really hoping that what I want to promote meets the criteria, that the video on Amazon teaches me about how to write content for Amazon, the best themes (usually just use basic ones), and all of that stuff.  I literally have no idea how this is going to turn out – ha.

Once I figure all of this stuff out, I should be able to do the basic WordPress set up stuff that I normally do (easy).  This is hopefully where I’ll be by the time I send out part 2.  I’ll keep you updated with everything I do in-between time.  Don’t forget to grab your copy of Google Sniper and follow along.

Until next time…

Month in Review – April 2016

Well, this month was pretty uneventful – unfortunately.  I thought I might be promoting some products in my niche outside of internet marketing but came to find out that those products had already been released a couple of years ago — before I got into the niche.  This sucks.  Not only does it mean that the launch didn’t go over well, but a lot of keywords and stuff are already taken up.

When I see products like this, I don’t even bother.  Lots of times when a launch falls flat — even if the product is good — was because the product creator didn’t know how to attract enough affiliates — especially the heavy-hitters in the niche that can draw buzz.  Overall, they just suck at online promotions.  I’ve noticed that some creators think that — just because they might be on t.v. — whatever they create is going to sell with little effort — not true.

Let’s see.  What else happened.  I forgot to cancel a domain name before it renewed — waste of money because the site wasn’t making me any money – hate when I forget to do that.  I’ve also noticed things kind of slowing down in general, so in order to be more proactive, I think I might start doing a case study for Google Sniper 3 next month and choose a niche I’m not already in.

There haven’t been any other good, blogging products to come out in long time.  Newbies seem to like case studies, and having to post my progress pushes me and holds me accountable.  In the end, I will also have a new money-making machine.  It’s a win for newbies struggling with what they should do and a chance for me to bring in more money with a new site – win-win situation.

That’s all for now.  Until next time…

Month In Review – March 2016

Hey, guys.  I’ll start off this month’s post with some good news.  I got my first payment from my service provider job – really wondering if it’s worth it, though (being a service provider is not for slackers like me – ha).  Around the middle of the month, I learned about a new product in the dating niche that I followed to see where it leads.  Additionally, the traffic to my site shot up literally overnight.

At first I thought it was unexplainable.  Then, I realized that a product creator released a product the day before that happened to have the same name of a product I had already reviewed a long time ago (years).  As a result, I was at the top of the search engines for this one product.  I’ll have to see how long this last before I can determine if it is in fact because of the product launch or if it’s algorithm thing going on with the search engines.

Hopefully, this is an algorithm thing, where I will see the benefits long-tern, which will allow my earnings to go up.  After some more investigation, I figured out that the big jump in traffic is coming to my site from the product launch, so any increase in sales will most likely be temporary — unless the product launch really takes off.

Speaking of which, I’ve got to get on the launch that’s outside of the IM niche (the niche my other smaller sites are in).  I hope this one takes off because it’s been a while since a product has really taken off in this space.  Well, that’s all I’ve got to report.  Until next time…

Traffic Exchanges Are Back?!?

Hey, guys.  I learned something interesting today.  I got an e-mail from one of my subscribers in which she told me about something that I thought was long gone – traffic exchanges — but with a twist.  When I got started online back in 2008, traffic exchanges were big.  I even tried to use them (before I knew better).

Back-in-the day, the premise of a traffic exchange was to get traffic to your offers.  More specifically, it was a means to get traffic to your sites.  You could just sign up for free, add your site to the network, and get traffic to your site (based on the number of sites you clicked on and checked out yourself).  While this seems like it would be good in theory, here’s why they stopped being used.

All of the people on traffic exchanges were basically marketers — each with the same goal: to get traffic to their sites.  People were not in “buying mode.”  This means that the traffic wasn’t targeted.  If the traffic isn’t targeted, there’s not going to be any money made.  Nowadays, the same idea of traffic exchanges still exist, but now, they actually charge money for this!

The only people making money off of a system like this are the creators, who charge people for ad space within the network and other things.  This is why learning Search Engine Optimization and how to target keywords at the end of the buying cycle — those that indicate someone has already been exposed to it multiple times — is such a big deal.

These people are more than just “tire kickers” and are actually wanting to spend money.  They just to be nudged in the right direction (typically through a review).  Instead of wasting your time with traffic exchanges, I recommend you check out a course like Google Sniper 3, where you learn how to do S.E.O. the right way and learn to generate passive income for years to come.

Until next time…

Month in Review – January 2016

Since the new year started, I delared that I wanted to get back into Amazon (since a lot of states in the U.S. got un-banned recently).  Once I found this out, I already had an idea of a niche I wanted to go into.  However, once I did the research, I found out that the niche is not as big as I hoped, so if I get into it, it will be for the enjoyment of it — not the money.

Because of this, I’ve decided I’m going to start out by going after the money first (have a list of other things I can do research on that seem to be popular).  After I get one of those up and running, I think I will put up the site in the smaller niche that I like later.  One of the reasons I’m doing this is that, according to what I read in terms of how Amazon pays out, you’ve got to wait for like a month and a half to get paid from sales you make.

I guess this is because it’s physical product stuff, and Amazon doesn’t want to pay out until after the refund period has expired.  This means that when you’re dealing with physical products, you’ve got to have kind of got to hit the ground running because you end up getting fewer deposits (in comparison to a network like Clickbank).  Well, it didn’t happen this month.

However, I did just get the idea of purchasing a WSO from that popular internet marketing forum, from a product creator that is known to be ethical.  The thing is that she usually creates things telling you how to make money during the holidays.  If I choose a good niche, though, I figure it should work year around.  Her stuff is also reasonably-priced and targeted towards newbies.

As of this writing, I’ve decided that I’m going to start there.  Besides this, I didn’t get much done this month — other than testing an an e-mail swipe (usually write my own).  Hopefully, I will have more to report in Feb. and will be getting paid from my “mini joint venture” that I started in like November of 2015.

Until next time…

2016 Internet Marketing Plans

As the year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to accomplish.  My overall goal, of course, is to make more money (and help out as many people as I can).  I love how the internet provides opportunities for people that just didn’t exist in years past.  Let me see.  Where to start.  Firstly, I am going to continue working on my first “mini joint venture.”  I like doing it.

Secondly, I am going to continue creating more smaller niche sites in order to promote digital products (outside of the internet marketing niche).  I’ve gotten really good at cranking those out.  For me, the hardest part is deciding what niche market to go into.  I’m just indecisive like that – ha.  I think I am going to aim for putting up at least one new site a month.  For me, the most time-consuming part is going through the products.

Lastly (for now), I am going to get back into promoting tangible products as an affiliate, specifically with Amazon.  Over the holidays, while shopping, I learned that Amazon retracted it’s ban that caused a lot of affiliates in a number of states to be dropped from the product.  I know that in NC, it’s because when have to pay taxes on the stuff we buy from their now – no big deal.  I have a number of ideas for things I want to promote.

I’ve just got to do the research and stuff to make sure they are in profitable markets.  Well, that’s all from this neck-of-the-woods.  Here’s to 2016! 🙂

Month in Review – November 2015

It’s that time of the month, again.  I have to say that I think more interesting things happened to me this month than in months prior.  For starters, I got contacted by a guy that saw me in what’s probably the most popular internet marketing forum.  He said that he not only liked my blog but liked how I answered peoples’ questions in said forum and approached me with an opportunity.

While I’ve been approached by people before to do various things, I’ve never actually taken people up on it before.  Because of what was involved, I decided it was about time to change all of that, so this was (and is – still working on it) my first little “mini joint venture,” if you will.  I was introduced to an internet marketing forum called Webmaster Sun (free to join, I’m “Miguelito203” on there)  that seems more geared towards newbies.

As the year comes closer to an end, it’s around this time of year that I start making plans for the upcoming year.  I try to take a look ahead and see what kind of promotions people have coming up for the new year and what not.  This can be tricky because nothing is set in stone.  Some people say they are going to launch something but then put it on ice for a number of reasons.  Some things get added at the last minute — so much so that you don’t have time to plan stuff.

I don’t like surprises – LOL!  I just hope that it’s better than 2015 because there weren’t too many quality products to come out in the IM space that I wanted to promote.  2015 seemed to the year of those binary option software products — not I said the cat.  I personally want to see more quality blogging products.  The only two big, quality blogging products out right now are Google Sniper 3 by George Brown (lower cost) and Affiloblueprint 3 by Mark Ling (cost a little more).

From what I can tell so far, everything is pretty much “to be announced.”  I hope this starts to change by the middle of December.  I guess time will tell.

Until next time…

 

Month in Review – October 2015

This month was a bit more active for me than the past few.  I learned about a new product that was being launched in the niche I’m in that’s outside of internet marketing.  The only reason I found out about this was because I was subscribed to someone’s list, which just goes to show you the importance of being on leaders’ list in your industry.  I decided to use the Google Sniper Method to build a site to promote it.

Unlike some times in the past, I had a really easy time getting in contact with the product creator, so that I could get access to the product – only took like a day or so.  I was able to go through the course and have something set up by the middle of the month.  As of the time of this writing, this product hasn’t taken off, yet.  That’s okay, though.  From working in this niche for a while now, I’ve come to realize it can take a month or two for products to take off.

I decided to let go of two sites (the expiration time had come up – register them for a year at a time) that weren’t doing much of anything for me.  I also found out about another product coming out, but I think it’s still in the early stages, where you have to be white listed to promote it.  I still can’t find it on Clickbank, which means the creators are probably still testing stuff out.

Something else hap9pened to me in this niche that I hadn’t experienced before…I got my first refund!  Even though I’ve been doing this for a while and know that refunds are a part of business, refunds are still like a kick to the gut — especially when you know the quality of the product is good.  Thankfully, it doesn’t hurt as much as it did in the beginning.

That’s all from this neck-of-the-woods.  Until next time…

 

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Go?

Everyone that follows this blog in any capacity knows that I’m an enormous fan of niche blogging.  As I’ve become a better blogger, I’ve come to realize that there are times when it’s good to create a larger niche blog, and there are times when it’s good to create a smaller niche blog.  While this may seem obvious, I used to be really resistant to the idea of creating a micro-niche blog (I’m stubborn like that).

Regarding the latter, I’ve also come to realize that it’s important when to know when to let things go.  This is a hard thing for me to do because I’m one of those people that just loves to keep stuff forever.  When it comes to IM, we also know that we need content out there in order to make money.  While we also know that some sites can take off faster than others, there are times when you just need to let stuff go — even if you don’t have something to replace it at the time.

For me, I’ve come up with this policy (in my head) that says that if a site I create doesn’t make money within a year (how long I purchase my domain names for), I let the sites go — even if the sites are getting search engine traffic and clicks.  The truth is that, if you’re in a halfway-decent niche, you can find other things to promote down the line.

I’m sure some of you are thinking, “I wouldn’t do that because the site could eventually make a sale.”  This is true.  However, think about it this way.  If you purchase a domain for like $13 or $14 per year, but the site only makes one sale (average of about $30) over the course of that time frame, you’re basically just breaking even (if the person doesn’t refund).

The fastest I’ve ever made money from a micro-niche site (without a list) and from only search engine traffic is 12 days (still hoping to get this under a week).  I figure that the approach I’m taking allows me to become a more proficient marketer without causing me to waste too much money unnecessarily in the process.

Until next time..

 

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