What I'm Doing to Make Money

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by cdsites17, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. cdsites17

    cdsites17 New Member

    You may or may not have seen me on this website yet. I have been on just a short time and decided to make my own topic to get some direct feedback about what I'm doing to make money. Who knows if any of you will be interested or not, but I think you will learn something from me and I hope to learn something from you.

    I started my journey with affiliate marketing two months ago with an online coaching program to help me learn faster. So far I think its going well because I am currently designing a doorway page to the club I belong to. I guess that's good because two months ago I wouldn't even know why I would need one.

    My plan is to put a video of myself explaining the club and how its helped me and why anyone could benefit from it. People will come to this page after clicking on my ad from high traffic, keyword specific websites. I have never done this before so it may take me a while to get it up and running.

    I don't have a specific question for anyone, but if you'd like, drop me a comment for suggestions or just to let me know if I'm on the right track. Obviously there is a lot of factors that go into this process so if anyone has any tricks they'd like to share I'm all ears.

    Can't wait for the comments!
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    So...are you planning on promoting affiliate products or your own membership product? Exactly what are you doing to monetize this new plan of yours?
     
  3. cdsites17

    cdsites17 New Member

    I'm promoting an affiliate membership. The website I am part of I am promoting. So my "doorway" page will have my hop link directly below my video. The person that signs up to the membership site, I get a cut of it through clickbank.

    I noticed your link, is that a pretty good program? Did you make it? Right now I am using coffecup to design it but I'm not sure if its going to cut it. I also have to find out if coffeecup is compatable with godaddy. I beleive it is but I just want to make sure.

    Thanks for the questions. I think I answered them all...
     
  4. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    cdsites17: I guess that's good because two months ago I wouldn't even know why I would need one.
    I love it! You are so right and you are definitely doing the right thing... even if you decide you want to promote a totally different product sometime - all the stuff you are learning will work with no matter what you sell or market in the coming months.

    Welcome by the way, and keep up the good work.[​IMG]
     
  5. cdsites17

    cdsites17 New Member

    mountainmom5,

    Thanks for the post! I needed the encouragement because I am new to this. Thanks also for your welcome, it is a pleasure to meet you.

    I'd like to share a bit with you both and whoever comes to the post. I don't want pity, but I need encouragement, tips that work, and constructive criticism because I'm not doing all of this for me.

    I've shared that I recently started affiliate marketing not long ago. The point is that I am fine off financially and could be relaxing and watching TV. I just got back from Iraq, I'm starting realty classes next week, and going back to college in the spring. There is vested interest in doing affiliate marketing for me in the future, but also for my wife, her brother, sister, and Mom and Dad.

    My father-in-law is not far from losing his dairy farm and all the land that goes with it. It's been in the family since the late 1800s and he has worked his whole life practically (he's 53 now) but still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the poor milk prices (what he gets for milk now is the same as it was in the 1970s).

    I'm not looking for instant success or to make a killing here. But my goal is to donate all that I make to help lessen the burden that my father-in-law has and keep the farm from going under.

    Like I said before, I don't want anyone's pity, but if anyone that has a heart sees this post I really hope you won't turn away turned off because of some sob story. I beg for anyone to leave valuable information for all of us to speed our success in this growing industry.

    Once again, thanks for your support mountainmom5, I hope that others offer some valuable information as well.

    Good luck all...
     
  6. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    Hello Chris,

    The people who have shaped the farm land and feed should have great wealth.

    I did not realize the price of milk has not changed for the farmers!
    So, the distributors are the ones making the money right?

    I am sorry to hear about this.

    It sounds like you have a plan of action.
    Just avoid sales letters for more Internet Marketing products.

    Squidoo is a wonderful place to get started, and there are Squidoo experts who frequent this forum!

    Victoria
     
  7. cdsites17

    cdsites17 New Member

    Victoria,

    Thanks for your post. I appreciate the input.

    Yes, the middle man is making all the money when it comes to milk. The middle man is the distributors and pasteurizers. The only other people making it in the dairy business now is the corporate dairy farms (ones with fully automatic milkers).

    I'm not sure about squidoo. I've seen the name floating around here and there but have never taken any interest. I'm currently in a marketing club already so I don't know if I'd be interested. Can you give me some more information (costs, guarantees, etc.)?

    Thanks!!
     
  8. Jean LA

    Jean LA New Member

    Thanks for giving great explanations. Just like eveyone venturing in internet marketing, you shoud have great coaching or just research thing yourself in order to get more ideas on how to earn big.
     
  9. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    cdsites17: I'm not sure about squidoo. I've seen the name floating around here and there but have never taken any interest. I'm currently in a marketing club already so I don't know if I'd be interested. Can you give me some more information (costs, guarantees, etc.)?
    Squidoo is just a free site that you can use to build a page on anything you want and because the search engines like them so much, it is a great way to get more traffic to your websites.

    I LOVE Squidoo - in fact here are a few keyword search terms that if you google them you will find my Squidoo pages on the first page ... if not at #1 [​IMG]

    best survival knife

    generators for home use

    log bar stools

    amish log beds

    cabin bear decor

    ...THAT'S what you can do with Squidoo ... [​IMG]
     
  10. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Hello Chris, and welcome to the forum!

    It's obvious from reading your posts that your military training has developed your ability to craft a plan and implement a feasible strategy to achieve your objectives.

    I applaud your unselfish motivation to help out your in-laws with their diary farm.

    cdsites17: My plan is to put a video of myself explaining the club and how its helped me and why anyone could benefit from it.
    That's a smart plan. Video is a very powerful promotional medium, and simply telling your story about the club, explaining how it has benefited you, and showing how others can do likewise, is an effective approach.

    I'm sure you'll put together an engaging and persuasive video and stimulate great interest.

    All the best to you!

    Hermas
     
  11. cdsites17

    cdsites17 New Member

    Jean, MountainMom, and Hermas,

    Thanks to all of you who have responded to my post in the last couple of days. You all have some great input.

    However, recently I bought a home and haven't had a lot of time to try to figure out the whole html and designing a webpage thing. I know the basics, but I don't know enough to make something look professional.

    My question is if any of you know what the best way to go about making a good, professional looking webpage is? I'm not sure I want to buy anything at this point but if I have to I guess I will.

    Thanks again for everyones input.

    Good luck all....
     
  12. yasser

    yasser New Member

    cdsites17: My question is if any of you know what the best way to go about making a good, professional looking webpage is? I'm not sure I want to buy anything at this point but if I have to I guess I will.
    I can help you. no problem [​IMG]
     
  13. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    It is a great idea.

    My best suggestion is to focus on the goal and do something everyday. I am sure that you will have times during your venture that you feel like nothing is working. What ever you do, always keep a positive attitude and always take small actions every single day.

    Good luck and I am sure that you will succeed.

    Tal
     

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