I popped open my laptop one morning and was greeted by a blank white screen and a single sentence in bold, black Arial font that read:
“This site is no longer in service or has been disabled due to a terms of service violation.”
My palms instantly got sweaty. My chest tightened. I stared at the message on my screen for a minute straight, wondering…
What the EFF happened?!
Wait. Let me back up two weeks.
I was browsing the web, as usual, always keeping an eye out for signs of internet marketing campaigns…
…when I stumbled onto this ad:
It was about a year and a half ago. Content Recommendation Networks were just gaining traction in the marketing world.
I know you’ve seen them… the ads below blog posts that say: “You May Also Like” or “Recommended Reading”.
Those are content reco ad networks. A few of the big ones are Taboola, Outbrain, RevConent, and Content.ad.
Facebook had just banned my account because according to them, “my ad account was used to create ads that violate Facebook’s Advertising Guidelines”.
Whatever. There’s no shortage of cheap traffic online.
I always have multiple streams of traffic tied to every offer for this very reason. Like Dan Kennedy says, one is the loneliest number in business.
But multiple streams of traffic couldn’t help me get outta the situation I saw myself in that morning.
Let me explain…
After I came across that ad above on one of the content recommendation networks, I decided to enter the diabetes niche as an affiliate.
I was already successful in a number of other niches so I figured the diabetes niche was big, I need to get a piece of that pie.
I did a little reverse engineering of the ad above, using the completely free techniques I teach in my Reverse Engineering report that you get as a bonus with The Copy Paste Affiliate Coaching Program.
I studied what they were doing and created something similar for myself.
I spent about a week building out a 5-page content site with the main piece of content being an advertorial that promoted a very specific diabetes offer.
The offer was crushing it… like CRUSHING it, on Clickbank. It was the #1 offer across the whole network.
The VSL was written by a 7-figure copywriter. It had great testimonials and made some pretty aggressive claims.
A good chunk of my time that week was spent dissecting that VSL, extracting the nuggets and using them on my advertorial page.
I was extremely happy with the end result.
I decided to run ads on the Content.Ad network since my site was a content site. I submitted the ads on a Friday and they were approved to run on Monday.
Traffic starting coming in, I was getting click-throughs to the offer and I was making sales. I thought I’d hit a home run. Until I woke up Tuesday morning.
I went to check my stats and noticed I didn’t made any sales late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. I wasn’t even getting any click-throughs. Something was wrong.
I went over to my site to make sure it wasn’t down. Nope, everything was good there.
I clicked one of the links on my site to make sure my links were all good… that’s when I realized what happened.
Clickbank shut the offer down.
The “product had violated their terms of service”.
How or why? I don’t know.
All I knew was that I just wasted an entire week’s worth of time building a site that was totally customized to that one offer, AND…
I didn’t capture any of the leads.
I learned my lesson.
I completely revamped my affiliate strategy so I was no longer reliant on someone else’s offer.
I could then affordably pay for traffic…
…send that traffic to MY site…
…and immediately cover the cost of that traffic while still making a profit from the affiliate commissions I made.
I call them “Affiliate Funnels”.
They’re reliable, consistent assets.
Much like a regular funnel where you sell your own products would be considered an asset.
You own the funnel.
The funnel does all the heavy lifting.
You pour leads in the top…
…it spits out commissions from the bottom.
But here’s the secret sauce…
YOU’RE GETTING PAID TO BUILD A LIST.
A list you can continue to mail to for years to come.
You get all of the benefits of being a product owner except…
…You don’t need any experience or expertise in the niche.
…You don’t need an email list to start.
…You don’t need any technical experience (I give you everything you need).
…You don’t need to know how to drive traffic (I show you how step-by-step).
…You don’t need to write a word of content or copy.
…And you don’t need your own products to sell.
This entire business is literally… COPY AND PASTE.
I created this as a coaching program that I plan to sell for $197.00 or more.
Now, you can get it for 90% off of that price.
Dream big. Take action.