12 September 2017
Category: Learn Something
12 September 2017,

I Made A Promise To Myself, and I'm Keeping It (How To Make Money In Online Marketing Without Traditional Clients)

Clients Suck

A few month ago I made a promise to myself: NO MORE CLIENTS (except for ORM)! I know a lot of online marketers say that, but at the end of the day, the math makes sense. I started SEO in 1997 and worked 17 years without ever taking a client.

When I finally did, I jumped straight into the deep end of the pool. I know this sounds cliche, but my first 3 were “dream clients”: I did video SEO for the biggest plastic surgery center in the US, had several lawyers in big metropolitan areas, and a pharmaceutical company. Without growing a third hand to pat myself on the back, I ranked the shit out of them. In fact, I found doing “local” quite easy, often time getting them national or statewide ranking because I didn't know how to think smaller. Somewhere deep inside I always felt it was like having a new girlfriend. It's bright and sunny at the beginning and six months later, be it my abstinence, company politics or a Google dance, it would always end badly.

In fact, I found doing “local SEO” quite easy, often time getting them national or statewide ranking because I didn't know how to think smaller

The Revolution Must Be Marketed!


Aside from the time I've been with Semantic Mastery, I've been completely self-taught. For the last few years, I know that local lead generation has been how many money their efforts. I dabbled in it, but never did much. Being a humongous anti-social person didn't help I'm sure. Again, I had reservations about the whole business model. If this is how you are making; I sincerely wish the best for you, rock it to the wheels fall off. Let me just say that once you've been doing SEO for 20 years, you become like a sea captain who has lost at sea for too many years. Instinctively, you can feel Google is going to do something almost like the changing of the tide. One thing I have learned is Google will let something go on they don't approve of, but they will just observe and lull you into a sense of comfort until they drop the hammer. If all of your eggs are in one basket, you had better find a new hustle quick.


Online Marketing Isn't A 15 Minute A Day Hack: EVER!


So, back to my story: (it's my birthday, and no I don't want to talk about how old I am)…I thought back over the past 20 years and tried to think of when I was the happiest, and that was when I was strictly an affiliate marketer. Over the last few years, the affiliate landscape has changed dramatically. After a year or so of waffling, I thought I'd lost my touch, but I had to take some of my advice.

Now, I concentrate on affiliate marketing and to be honest, many of the tricks and techniques I in affiliate marketing I can reuse in ORM and teach on Udemy, which is going quite well for me. In just over a month I have 60 students in 17 countries and a 4.9 instructor rating which even makes my parents are proud.


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Ok, I know I've been rambling. I know you are thinking “here comes the pitch but it's not like that. My Italian mom always told me, “I'm honest to the point of fault. One problem I had initially on JV Zoo was I was running a “review site,” but none of the vendors would give me demos. That all changed when I went over 100 sales, now I can try almost any Shiny Object I want, and if a seller doesn't want to let me try something there is usually a reason


Here is where I was caught completely off guard, I'm going to show you my REAL stats:


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Sending Traffic To The Landing Page:



After The Commission Gorilla:


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Why this is funny is Promote Labs (who I think is one of the better product creators) gave me this Commission Gorilla to try and to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. I made a landing page with their Commission Gorilla delivery system and went off 0:24 conversion rate on 1:8. Granted I would like to have a larger sample of traffic, but over the last few days, I've been busier fending off a nasty DDoS attack than worrying about sales. On top of that, these weren't “warm sales,” this was on “cold traffic”.

It’s still in OTO, and at this price, it’s a steal.

I know I should have been making bonus to “add value” to my affiliate offers, but between the bad PLR and my VA's English, it wasn't going anywhere fast.


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Lastly, as a bonus to the bonuses, I'm throwing in Pinterest SEO Tricks 2017 which is my original Pinterest course, but 10x better, when I was remaking it I kept telling myself, “man I sucked back then”!