Sounds crazy right?
How can I have a product funnel if I don’t have any products?
Internet marketing is an over complicated confusing beast. But that’s not because it has to be. The most successful internet marketers aren’t the ones running the complicated systems. They’re the ones running proven simple systems.
What makes internet marketing confusing is there are so many different ways to do everything. So many different tools to accomplish similar tasks. And a new hot product launch each and every single day teaching you new methods and tactics.
And I’m sharing this with you because what I’m going to tell you today is a proven method that works. And I know this because I am doing it in my own business. But it is an and often overlooked method.
Most people seem to think you need to have created multiple products to set up your own profitable Product funnel. But as you start your internet marketing journey there’s a good chance that you don’t have any products and if you do you probably only have a couple.
But why let that stop you when there are so many great affiliate products out there to be promoting and creating your own product funnel with.
How to set up an affiliate marketing product funnel
So here is what the affiliate marketing product funnel method will consist of.
- Finding high converting evergreen affiliate offers
- Writing an email promotion for each one
- Adding them to an autoresponder
- Driving traffic
- Analyze And Adjust
Evergreen Affiliate Offers
With this method we are not only looking for launches that are hot today but we are looking for solid products that will be relevant for a long time. By doing this we can add them to our autoresponder. We arent promoting the latest and greatest product that won’t work on the next search engine algorithm change. Or loophole type products that are going to be here today and gone tomorrow.
Choose as many products as you want in your funnel. Just know the more that you have the more you maximize your profit potential. I would shoot for no less than 7-10 offers starting out. You can increase that as time goes on. Here you can find out How to choose affiliate products to promote.
Writing your promotional emails
Next you will write an email for each affiliate product that includes your affiliate link for the product.
Don’t worry… Even if you have never written a promo email in your life you can do it. It’s much easier than you think and you will get better as you go along. And hey, if one of your emails isn’t converting we will be analyzing later and can always change the copy.
Here is a nice simple format for your promotional emails that you can follow. The format of this email is like this:
- Subject line
- Introduce The pain Point
- Agitate the pain point
- Call to action 1 (Hyper link text to your affiliate link)
- Introduce a common solution and why it doesn’t work as well as the product you are promoting
- Call to action 2 (Hyper link text to your affiliate link)
- Final words
- Call to action 3 (Hyper link text to your affiliate link)
- Sign off and P.S
Add your promotional emails to your autoresponder
Once you have your promotional emails all written out load them into your autoresponder as followup messages that go out in an interval you choose. This could be one every day, every other day or 3 to 5 days in between. The choice is up to you.
Be sure to hyperlink all your affiliate links and send test emails to your personal email to make sure your emails are formatted properly. Also, test your affiliate links. You would be amazed at how many people send out emails to the wrong link or without the link at all. Test your links!
Drive traffic to your product funnel
Ahh the moment you have been waiting for…It is time to drive traffic to your funnel and start making affiliate commissions. I will leave it up to you to choose your traffic methods of choice.
I focus on a few methods for driving super targeted traffic into my funnels.
Launching products – even simple $1 product launches on places like the warrior forum can be very effective to build up leads.
Forum marketing – posting in niche forums with signature links back to your website or squeeze page
Bonus links – Adding your own products or reports as bonuses to other product creators product launches. This is a great way to build a list of buyers without selling anything.
Analyze and adjust
With this method your autoresponder sequence (aka Affiliate Marketing product funnel) is where you make your commissions. With that being said you need to optimize this sequence and fine tune it for best results. So as you start to get some traffic through it you can see which offers are converting well, which emails are getting opened and read, and which links are getting clicks.
Then you make adjustments to fine tune your funnel. This includes:
- Moving high converting offers up earlier in your funnel
- Taking out low converting offers and replacing them with new affiliate products
- Making adjustments to emails for more opens and clicks
And that’s all there is to it guys. No products…No problem. Create your own high converting product funnel using affiliate products.