At this past Grind Session Live Event in NYC just a few days ago, I decided I was going to quiz our audience. I was going to ask a series of questions I already knew the answer to but I was curious to see who would tell the truth and who wouldn’t.
You see, I’ve been in this game a long time. I’ve been an Affiliate, Advertiser and Affiliate Network owner for over half a decade. I’ve also been coaching and training them along with Mr. Gray for a few years now.
I want to repeat the series of questions I asked here and feel free to answer them in the comments below along with your own troubles you may face as an affiliate and we will start concentrating on the answers to those questions over the next couple of days and see if we can get you on the right track.
Remember, the only dumb question – is the one not asked. So feel free to fire away at us!
First question – Can you create landing pages?
I know that 90%+ of affiliates out there simply cannot do this. It doesn’t matter if they are web-based or mobilized versions of landing pages. People just don’t seem to either want to do it, or have enough motivation to go out and learn it. When I asked this to the attendees, the response was nearly the stats I just said. Crazy ehh?
Second Question – If you are in the 10% who can create landing pages, can you generate leads or make sales?
Now we are really narrowing down even further here but when I asked this question, a lot of eyeballs really lit up. I would say they were thinking “Holy shit, he’s on to something.”
You see, even though you may master the art of the “creation of landing pages”, that isn’t enough. Now you have to generate leads and / or sales to start generating revenue from your landing pages. Most affiliates who finally muster the courage and skills to create landing pages, seem to miss this part as well. That’s one of the main reasons this Industry sees so many copycats! Affiliates are either too lazy to think for themselves or they are band-wagon jumpers looking for the quick buck. Most of the large affiliates I know (7-figures or more a month) operate actual companies with business plans.
Which brings me to this question – Do you have a written business plan?
Out of every live attendee I asked this question to at the last seminar, only 2 shook their heads yes. I cannot stress the importance of actual business plans. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to build 3 multi-million dollar businesses this past decade and with IMGrind, Revived Media and iMobiTrax, we have crossed the point on two already with the third one well on it’s way.
So even though this is only three questions, I know there are more. One of which I will leave off with…
If you can create landing pages, you can generate leads and make sales and you have a written business plan, can you retain those leads / customers?
You see most affiliates take the one-shot-in-the-dark approach and get paid on a CPA basis. Some of the largest advertiser in Revived Media are the largest affiliates in the world. A Million+ a month is automated because they have mastered the art of tracking, optimizing and retaining the assets they start out acquiring (prospects / customers) and simply have programs, offers and products in place to follow up with each month.
So if you are in that 1% or not, I’m curious, what troubles do you face as an affiliate marketer?