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OK so I've now started a Niche Laboratory mailing list. I did this because so many people on make money/niche website blogs and websites say you gotta have a list! So now Niche Laboratory has one.
I've used the MailerLite service. I chose this provider because it's free if you have less than 1000 subscribers.
I can't remember when I started my list. Maybe it was 5-6 months ago. Anyway, I now have 100 subscribers. I'd have a lot more but I've only added a subscribe button when you register to use the Niche Laboratory keyword tool.
So far I have sent 2 newsletters. The first one had a 19% open rate. A few links were clicked but not many. I'd have to increase my success margins by a lot if I want to make money from this.
But at the moment that's not the main aim. The good thing about a mailing list is that it should encourage more brand loyalty.
One good thing to come out of it was that I got a nice email from a subscriber. And I found 3 comments awaiting approval on the blog. So I think the mailing list could be a good way to get subscriber interest in the site.
I didn't get any unsubscribes which was good I guess. One guy bounced me back a weird email that told me I had to pay for him to receive the mail. How rude! Well anyway I deleted him from the list.
I'll post more updates when I get them.
Have you started a list? Have you got any success from it? Leave suggestions below.
I now have 118 subscribers. I must be doing something right as the open % is increasing.
I've made an opt in page - view it here and join the Niche Laboratory mailing list.
So far I'm generally pleased with mailerlite. I did have problems with the editor putting my typing in the wrong part of the textbox though. That was annoying.
If you're not already on my mailing list then you missed a really good tip about how to find brand new ClickBank products to promote.
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Been around since 2009 means you've had so much experience in this space. I'm really considering expanding into promoting products in other niches using paid ads but my limitation is that I don't know how to speak a second language.
I agree with you that low gravity shouldn't be a criterion for selecting products to promote as there are some uncompetitive products with very low gravity. I'll like to add some characteristics of products you shouldn't promote:
1. Clickbank products that have (external) ads on their sales page
2. Products with buy buttons that do not go to the Clickbank order page
3. Products that exaggerate their promises, especially financial promises. Promises like these will lead to high refund rates (most MMO products have refund rates over 20% in fact).
4. Unresponsive vendors. Before starting to promote a product, ALWAYS contact the vendor (ask for a review copy, or ask a question about the product, or just introduce yourself). If you get no reply within 48hours do NOT promote the product.
Recently, I came across a course created by Clickbank's current #1 affiliate that claims to teach people how to drive traffic to Clickbank offers using Facebook Ads. I've seen some good reviews and positive testimonies online about the course. Here's one https://abayomioloyede.com/commission-hero-review/
What do you think about the course?