Results from Yesterdays Affiliate Email

Showing you what I do on a daily basis isn’t good enough if you don’t see results right? I always want to see realistic results from a method so I have evidence that it works before I start using it. I call it a method but let’s be honest what I did in yesterday video was stupid simple, if you haven’t checked it out yet here it is so you can see for yourself anyone could have done this

As you can see from the results they are realistic and I’m not showing you a method I use to generate that fake “$385,837.11 in 7 days”. While the $488.65 isn’t a mind blowing number for the amount of time and effort it took me I’d call it a win.

Now I know what you’re thinking Justin you have 2 unfair advantages and it does make this unrealistic for someone like me. You can write emails and I struggle with putting words together that generate interest and sales. You have bunch of massive lists!

Good point but let me disspell a few things here.

#1 I’m terrible at writing emails so much so over the years I’ve learned to use the affiliates swipe files. A swipe file is a prewritten email the program owner has provided it’s affiliates and almost every time it’s better than what I can write. Yes Jon Olson writes his own emails and he’s quite good at it, congratz for him! Guess what I’m terrible and you can see I still generated $488.65 using the standard swipe file. Is there an advantage to writing your own emails? Sure but that should never stop you from doing as there is an advantage of using someone else’s words too. Now you know my dirty secret and the secret of a lot of other successful affiliate marketers.

#2 Well this one isn’t as cut and dry. What I can say here to encourage you is I only started taking list building seriously 4 years ago. While that might sound like an eternity while you try to do the same know that it went by fast, very very fast. The great thing about list building is the only hard part is getting the ball rolling. Once you start mastering a way to generate leads you start learning new ways to generate leads and next thing you know you are a lead sucking master. Master 1 and eat forever, maybe not prime rib every night but we looking for realistic results not overnight riches.

Good luck with your list building ventures and keep your eyes peeled here for more videos showing how we build and earn from our lists.

Sending an Affiliate Email in Real Time

Sometimes it’s just easier seeing someone do it. Affiliate marketing is amazingly simple when you have the right tools at your disposal.

Here I’m using JVzoo, and RocketResponder. As you can see in the video it only took me about 2-3 minutes to get this offer out. I wish it was more complicated than this so it would seem I have some special talent that you don’t BUT that’s not true. Affiliate marketing is beyond easy for anyone with even a basic internet connection and a couple tools. We hear Jon say all the time build your list, well this video shows you why. If affiliate marketing was all I did my job would be over today and at one point in my life this was true. 5 minutes of your day for the potential to make a few hundred to a few thousand on one or two emails.

Remember only promote products that you know are a good fit for your list and you have tried yourself. I’ve been burned in the past promoting something I didn’t try because I wanted in on the launch. BIG MISTAKE!! All good JV partners will give you access to try it out and see if it works as it says or is just hype with no substance. Promoting good useful tools to your followers builds the trust we hear Olson talk about ad nauseam and it’s for a good reason.

Let me know in the comments below your favorite method of affiliate marketing or what types of things you’d like me to show you in future videos.

Enjoy the rest of your week and remember STAY AWESOME!

Is Tuesday…The Best Day To Send Email?

The question that pops up the most from customers and newer email marketers is what is the best time of the day to send email?

That’s a tough question to answer simply because there are so many factors involved. We did a blog post a few months ago that tried to tackle this question and while the answer wasn’t the most popular one, we feel that only YOU can decide which time of the day performs best. From your own tracking and testing, you will start to see some patterns.

However something is very clear in our tracking over the years and from studies around the web….Tuesdays are still the day of the week that sees the most ‘action’ when it comes to email.

The arguments are that while Mondays people ‘dread’ the thought of being back to work for the week, Tuesdays is when ‘work mode’ is in full swing.

Is there an truth to that or is that just anecdotal evidence?

According to an in depth study by Propeller, Tuesday was the best day on paper to send….But again, it depends on the market.

This is why it’s so important to not only know your market but also track your stats to see exactly what works and what doesn’t.

Personally, speaking from my own experience, I get very good results sending email on Tuesdays. But you’ll notice in that study above that 10am was the best time to send email….My stats show me that while Tuesdays are great days to send….It’s actually after 8 pm that sees the most open rates and click through rates.

Know YOUR lists!

See what works for you and your lists by tracking all your emails. The more you track and test, the better gauge you will have on your lists.

And that’s the ultimate goal, to maximize your results by sending valuable content to your subscriber lists every day you can….Especially Tuesdays 😉

A Secret Hidden Benefit Of Email Marketing

You don’t need another blog post telling you how important building your email list is.

I’m willing to bet you’ve heard every marketing expert on planet earth tell you that email marketing is one of the first things, if not the first thing, you should spend your time and energy on.

This is information that you already know!

And you are savvy enough to be reading this blog so, yeah, I am assuming you understand the importance of email marketing.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive into a hidden benefit that no one seems to bring up.

Here’s the situation, using your autoresponder account here at Rocket Responder you will be setting up email series. In these series, you will communicate with your subscribers. You will be highlighting the benefits of you and your company while trying to build life time relationships with these subscribers.

So far so good…

What happens during these communications can lead to sales but let’s be honest, most emails you send won’t be opened. And our job as email marketers is to become better with those open rates.

However, like mentioned, most emails won’t be opened.

So one would ask, what’s the point of even sending emails at all, if we get 80-90% of these emails to not even be opened at all.

This is why…

Did you catch that?

By embracing email marketing we become top of mind to our customers.

First the bad news…You may get some people unsubscribing from your mailing lists if you stay in front of them continuously.

Here’s the good news…They more than likely wouldn’t have taken action on your emails anyways.

You see, the more you embrace staying in front of your subscribers the more you become top of mind. In a world where we are bombarded with thousands of piece of marketing messages competing for our attention, it just makes sense to be…In front of people as often as you can, as much as you can, everywhere you can.

A side note though…You MUST lead with value. So you are not just in people’s inboxes for the sake of being in their inbox. However delivering quality content, engaging your subscribers and providing value to your lists is always a good game plan.

The added bonus…You become top of mind in their eyes!

Note: The above excerpt is from Donald Miller’s fantastic new book ‘Building A Story Brand’ as well as this little gem of a quote…As if you needed more proof that email marketing is a must 😉

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4 Different Type Of Subscribers On Your List

You have some big problems!

And it won’t be solved by sending support emails. It will not get fixed by hiring a fancy programmer. It’s going to take some time, some patience and a whole lot of digging deep.

First the good news….

People saw what you are offering and have joined your list. Your foot is in the door…Congrats!

However you are about to be introduced to 4 extremely unique individuals… And they have ALL joined your list, I can guarantee it.

They all have big potential to be the perfect customer for you and your business, but to get your message across to them is going to take some tact. These problems are big, but it’s an even bigger opportunity.

Let’s meet our subscribers…

The Hater – This guy is a treat! He’s been burned so many times online, he doesn’t trust a soul. However, something you offered caught his eye but at the end of the day he has a bitter taste in his mouth. The scams. The schemes. The bitcoin opportunities. He just ‘hates’ everything about online business. Sure, he gave you his email address but he’s already forgotten he’s on your list. Email filters are his best friend!

The Cautious One – She’s a little nervous. Like her friend ‘The Hater’ she’s been bitten a few times from online promises, sketchy email claims and promises of instant riches. She knows there are a few bad apples in the bunch but still has hope. She sees the potential, she knows there is some real truth to a lot of what she’s read online. The blogs, the emails, the training…All point her towards POTENTIAL. Still…She’s cautious…

The Slot Machine Marketer
– This guy is dangerous! He will join almost anything that comes across his desk. He spends a small fortune every month on the latest, greatest opportunity. It doesn’t bother him, the next opportunity can cost him $40 to test it out, and when he doesn’t strike it rich, he gives up and tries his luck on the next opportunity. Just like a slot machine in the casino, he’s pulling the handle every few weeks to make his fortune….

The Gem – She does exist! She’s hard to find but every single subscriber you bring into your list has a little ‘gem’ in them. She’s the one that knows the realities of online business and opportunities. She’s invested in evergreen products like analytics tools and autoresponders. She grasps the power of building a list. She takes action. And she’s ready to work hard to develop her business. The trick is…To turn the ‘hater’, the ‘cautious one’ and the ‘slot machine marketer’ into a gem.

But how?

Two words….Relationship building!

This is why we build lists. We know we’ll attract lots of different personalities and experience levels but the truth is…We are looking for the gem in the rough. And she’s out there! Sometimes you have to fight your way through the fronts and walls that some subscribers will put up, but at the end of the day, we all have ‘gem’ potential.

Develop the relationship with the haters. Send a private message to the Cautious One. Meet up with the Slot Machine Marketer….And when you do that, consistently over time through email marketing and relationship building…The gems start to shine through!