Right. I went ahead and done it. I’ve set up a squeeze page to capture email addresses, that takes the subscriber to an offer and then they get a series of 6 emails offering 3 different products. Check it out at http://www.aymayzin.com/d4u/index.html
None of the offers are going to be of the ‘instantly make you rich’ variety as they’re in the $5-7 bracket, but 2 of the 3 are subscriptions and so will bring in monthly residual payments and as they’re cheap they’re less likely to be cancelled. At least that’s the theory.
As always, now all that’s needed is traffic.
The main free content (the bribe) is a 24 page ebook -‘Ultimate Sales Funnel Blueprint’ by Andy Waring (a fellow Brit) on (surprisingly) setting up a funnel of affiliate offers although Andy seems to be into the cheap and cheerful route, advising you to use low cost offers in your funnel and PLR materials based on your target niche. Nothing wrong with this approach if you are targeting newbies who generally want to know about a new subject without spending too much. The main thing to bear in mind with PLR is that many people have access to it and it is better re-written and getting new images for the support site and cover, which can be almost as much work as writing it all from scratch.
Setting up the GetResponse autoresponder pages was the most awkward as I hadn’t done it in GR before, at least not from scratch. In the end it wasn’t too bad as by the time I’d done it 6 times it was becoming routine.
Testing, of course, was the essential bit and I had made a few errors, mostly through not putting everything in the same directory as I had written down and in GetResponse, I had not set up the correct ‘success’ web page – which WAS in the instructions even if I hadn’t read them!
So it’s ready to go. Now to read through Andy’s ‘Ultimate Sales Funnel Blueprint’ and see how he suggests getting traffic to the funnel. Before that, here’s my thoughts on the whole product.
Andy supplies 3 web pages with his Done 4 U kit, all of which are editable and clearly state where your affiliate links need to go, with of course the images that the web pages require. Another pdf manual guides you through it all, pretty much step by step as far as the web pages go, except for replacing the banners at the bottom of the download page, which undoubtedly point to Andy’s affiliate links. Not surprising in an inexpensive product, but still naughty for not mentioning them in the instruction manual. He also has a couple of different tracking links hidden away in the sometimes convoluted web page code. I would welcome his comments on those!
After running the code through HTML Tidy (as part of HTML-Kit web page editor than I normally use), I also found a few redundant lines that did nothing except bulk out the code a lot. I brought it down from 7k to 5k, which may not have a great effect on speed these broadband days, but every little helps.
Andy also offers 3 levels of assistance in his own funnel, ranging from doing everything – GetResponse autoresponder sequence, JVZoo sign up and offer approvals, as well as page customization and installation on your domain and web hosting, all the way down to ‘here’s the files with your details. You upload them’ – at various prices.
Obviously the more you do yourself, the more you’ll learn, but if you do get stuck then Andy’s assistance is but an email away. As is mine if you buy through my affiliate link, of course. Andy has a good reputation for helpfulness on the Warrior Forum and will probably sort some of your problems for free – just don’t take the mickey by asking for it all.
Andy Waring’s Done 4 U is probably best described as’ newbie inspirational’. An experienced marketer might not need it, unless he hadn’t done this sort of thing before. It’s certainly a good introduction if you need to get into list building (and who doesn’t, really?). The instructions as given are fixed towards 3 particular products and do not state anywhere that you can pick your own from any affiliate marketing site and use any niche, not just funnel & list building.
It’s good though and for $7 you won’t go far wrong with it. Just remember to replace all the banners and links.