Seeing as I haven’t posted for a little while I thought I’d give you a brief update as to where I’m up to in my Internet marketing journey.
After I made that post I decided to try a little experiment. One of the most strived-after things in Internet marketing is traffic, right?
There are a number of ways to drive traffic and one thing that I usually do after making a new blog post is to announce the update across my social media accounts, leave the link using the CommentLuv plugin when I comment on other blogs and post to the private Facebook group that I am a member of as part of Dean Holland’s License Rights Program. I also had a mailing list set up so that people could get updates on the challenge, but on this occasion I decided to wait a few days before sending out a mailing to say that the post was live.
Using these methods means that I get a lot of my fellow License Rights Partners and regular visitors immediately coming to the post and leaving a comment, thus helping to generate some valuable activity. Now I appreciate this very much of course, but I got to thinking – what would happen if I carried on with my usual activities but didn’t actually advertise the post?
In short, I didn’t really see any difference!
You can take a look for yourself and see that I still had people checking it out and leaving their comments.
So why did I try this? It was mainly out of curiosity to see how much interest I could get in the post with minimal advertising of the post itself. I was pleased to see that I still got plenty of visits and comments to the post.
Something else I have tried recently is to purchase my very first solo ad. Here are the details:
Package: 100 guaranteed unique clicks
Delivered: 121 clicks – an over-delivery of 21
So, all in all, not a bad result for a first attempt. Of course, I would have liked to have made some sales, but now I have 51 people who are in the sales funnel and this means that some of these could end up being customers at a later point.
In Other News…
I’ve changed my mind again about my first self-created product. Originally I had decided to write an e-book but then I ditched that idea in favour of creating a video course. Now I’ve decided to go back to the e-book idea. I haven’t scrapped the video course but I decided that an e-book could be a good place to start and could serve as a kind of chronicle of my journey up to this point.
I haven’t quite finished the e-book yet but as soon as it’s ready then I’ll let you know and you will be able to grab your free copy 🙂
If you’re just starting out, what sort of things would you like to see covered in a beginner’s e-book or course? Please let me know by leaving a comment below!