The Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Nice-Looking

Over the years, I’ve found myself on a few marketer’s mailing lists — okay, make that a lot of mailing lists — and I’ve found that you can learn a lot about an Internet Marketer by the offers they forward to their list.

I understand and accept that most Internet Marketers, regardless of what other niche’s they are marketing to, tend to also prey on fellow marketers.  Especially “newbies”.  Some of these products have good value, while others, not so much.

When success is bad

I had done the research, and it all looked good. I set up the page and pointed to an affiliate product as a test and turned loose my ad campaign. It was an immediate sucess!

Unfortunately, it was only immediate. After the first two days, there’s been nothing.  I’m still getting plenty of click-throughs, but no more sales .. it’s now to the point where the campaign is no longer worth it, so I’m dropping it.

I don’t know which is worse, having a new campaign be an abject failure from the get-go, or having a false start, like this one.

First Check from Clickbank

Cool, I got a nice surprise in the mailbox this afternoon:  a check from Clickbank for just over $40.  I know, that’s not alot.  But I find it very encouraging.  Especially since I’ve not done any actual marketing for about two years.  I’ve dabbled with setting things up, but have routinely dropped it before actually publishing anything.  So this was from sales on a very, very old campaign.  But now I’m encouraged, hiped, and want to do more … if nothing else, I’m sure I could easily tune those old sites to produce a few better results!

Social Marketing via the Belcher Method

I listened/watched Perry Belcher’s webinar, How To Finally Monetize Social Media, which I’ll call the Belcher Method.  There was a lot of good stuff in it, but I have some minor reservations.  I mean, there’s no denying that it has worked for him, and the basic concept seems sound, but now that it’s out of the bag … well I wonder how well it will continue to work, both for him and for others.