What this article teaches you is that if you produce something that is shareable and interesting, driving traffic to it is MUCH easier. You can use social media, you can run link building, you can share it on niche communities and nobody is going to ban it or downvote it. Actually, if your front end is great value, people will share it around without you asking. Then all you have to do is offer a free downloadable resource in this piece of content (that does not decrease its shareability as it’s more free goodies) and THEN start selling via email follow up.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with private sessions. While some people feel more comfortable in a shared experience with “classmates,” others feel pressured by the presence of others. While small groups of 4 to 6 do ensure that everyone can get individualized attention, some will pay to have their program tailored specifically to them. Decide how you can do your best work as a coach, and choose (and charge) accordingly.
The biggest “a-ha” realization for new coaches has been that their job is *not* to tell the client exactly what to do. It’s a common misconception that the coach is being hired to be the boss and give directions. Coaching is much more successful as a collaboration, with the coach as a strong listener. Appreciative inquiry is also key — for example, “I see this pattern. How can we address this?” Often, the client knows the best answer and just needs guidance and support to find it.
It sounds like you have a pretty good plan there. Actually, when I started writing this post, I was going to just highlight how crappy Clickbank products are, but after looking through them, I realized that some are actually OK. Some people have great products and just use Clickbank as ONE of their affiliate vendors – stuff like Affilorama or Niche Flipper – even stuff I promote!
The first step is really just putting yourself out there with a blog, videos or a podcast so that you can get found. Publish high quality content and give it away for free. This will help you attract visitors and a following. If your stuff is good, people will WANT to work with you and hire you as their coach. You can also do this through publishing Kindle books or selling your own information products, as people will see you as an authority and expert and will be more likely to hire you.
Most importantly, your website should describe what results each client can expect, assuming they put the effort in. How are you going to change the way they (insert activity here)? The goal of every great product or service should be to solve a customer’s problem. Your website should reflect the fact that you know what the problem is, and explain exactly how your service can address it.
Good domains are a rare commodity. If you can think of a catchy domain name, get it registered for less than $10. Sell it for a lot more. You can also buy domains cheap and then sell at a premium. If you are good at building websites, create new websites and blogs from scratch. Once they gain some traction and money, sell them on websites such as Flippa. On an average, you can sell websites for 12 times its monthly income. You can also sell new (turnkey) websites immediately after creating them.
When I first wanted to become a coach, I offered myself to people for free. I just wanted to gain experience and get a few testimonials to help build my business. After I became more confident with the coaching process, I began charging a bit of money for my time. At first, it was around $40/hour. As I gained more experience, helped people get more results and became in even more demand, I was able to raise the rates to over $100/hour and beyond.
It is also better to view ClickBank as a tool for generating leads, instead of hoping to sell 100,000 copies of your e-book immediately. Use ClickBank to drive visitors to your website, then get them on a newsletter list and market to them repeatedly. You may want to offer a contest or freebie along with the newsletter to encourage people to sign up with you.
Online business is how I’ve made a living since 2003 and what has helped me retire early. I make over $40,000 a month through my blog. You can create your own blog here with my easy 15-minute step-by-step tutorial. You can start a blog for as little as $2.95 a month (less than a cup of coffee!). Create a blog and leverage it into affiliate sales or product endorsement deals. Consider topics like:
I started promoting these products in 2010/2011 when I was still a newbie. I don't work on these sites any more, but they are still making me money two 4 years later. I learned a lot since then, and I definitely would NOT choose the same products again! But I do absolutely zero work on these websites except to update them, which means I make about $1200 per hour promoting Clickbank products!
I can point out to them the fact that I didn't have money, time or had the same limitations as them when I wanted to be successful at a younger age… but the difference between me and them is that I didn't let those excuses get in the way. I found a way to make it happen. I always believed that “Resourceful people find the resources”. I was willing to work extra hours at my job or find ways to come up with the cash to invest in myself. I was willing to work late and on weekends. I was willing to bust my ass and be resourceful.
Clickbank is a simple, yet complicated place. In general, it has 2 different functions. One for vendors (product owners) and another one for affiliates (people like you). Vendors publish products (usually digital) and affiliates sell those for them when an affiliate makes a sale, they receive a commission (usually 50%). Clickbank pays anything from $25 to over $150 per sale, depending on the product price and how much vendor is paying in commissions per sale.
First, there are several sites out there that act as a platform to connect people who want to buy this content with those who write it. Writers Domain, Crowd Content, Writer Access, and Constant Content are all professional sites with great reputations. Some require you to write a test article before being accepted, while others allow you to write from day one.
Wealthy Affiliate focuses on getting organic traffic through Google, using content as the main driver. Sounds like you have that down with your website already. Though if you are struggling to monetize 100k visitors a month, my guess is that you are not creating targeted content, and you are not creating content that lends itself to sales. I would work on doing more research about topics related to your niche, and see if you can find some keywords with more “buyer intent” that relates to your niche!
What print does not have going for it is, the ability to drill down and achieve incredible depths of consumer insight, and then reach those people based upon interests, age, hobbies, occupations, income levels and so forth. This is quite valuable. But it is also quite complex, and since it is not my main area of expertise, I would prefer to test the waters – at least initially – via print.
–>It takes massively more effort to market and sell. Private coaching practices can be built on referral and word of mouth. Landing one high-end private coaching client can pay for your all of your monthly expenses, which can be a giant relief, especially in the beginning! But most group coaching can’t come at the same premium price, so you need more people to enroll in your programs to make up the difference in price. That means a LOT more marketing and selling has to happen to fill your programs. That takes time and effort, and a whole separate skill set that you have to learn (or hire).
There are dozens of online services that allow anyone from around the world to work at home (freelance) and complete work for other individuals and companies. Jobs can be anything from writing reviews, designing logos, programming, proofreading, data entry, accounting, payroll, translating, and much more. All of these services allow you to list your qualifications and set your pay rate or browse through available job listings. Below is a list of some of the more popular contractor and freelancing related services.
Take it seriously. Yes, you’re applying for an online job. Yes, you can do the work in your underwear, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a “real job”. You must treat it as such or they aren’t going to treat you as a serious candidate. You aren’t the only one who wants to work in their underwear. In fact, the competition online is likely higher than it is in your local area.
–>There’s a lot of flexibility in group coaching. I only offer programs at certain times of the year. What’s nice about that is that I can take downtime in between and not be beholden to clients, and I can also deliver the programs from anywhere, as long as I keep timezones in mind when I plan my travels :). Tools like Facebook have made group coaching communities instantly accessible at any time, so I can have folks all over the world participate in my group programs and get feedback when they need it.
Online auction sites, such as Amazon seller, eBay, uBid, and Craigslist, are another great way to make income on the Internet. Finding and selling things around your house or visiting your local pawn shops and buying small items to resell on auction sites can be a way to make money. If you are not sure what to sell or what is in demand, do a search on eBay or other auction sites and sort by highest selling item. It can be surprising what people are selling and how much people are willing to pay for those items.
Acquire skills. If you have no experience or are looking to start a new career from home, some of the best fields to consider are IT, accounting, and marketing. These are somewhat technical fields, so you’ll need formal training. The good news is that you can earn an affordable associate’s degree in each field at your local community college or through online programs.
The easiest and most natural context for an affiliate product is something that most have these days, a blog – especially if you already have a following. If readers have come to trust you and your recommendations, they will consider purchasing a product you endorse. However, this is certainly not the only way to be successful. Options like social media, paid ads, and email marketing can help drive your affiliate marketing success.
Let’s do a little reality check here, I highly doubt you can buy traffic on Fiverr and have it convert on any ClickBank offer. Quality traffic is not acquired on Fiverr (that’s for sure). Focus on building a value adding funnel like described in the post rather than looking for a shortcut. You can’t just spend 5 bucks to make 40 in 5 minutes, I’d be a billionaire otherwise :).
If you can click interesting, high-quality photographs, you can sell your images on stock photo websites such as iStockPhotos and get paid when someone downloads your photos. Even if you upload one good photo which sells over and over again, you can make good money. Imagine the earning potential when you have hundreds of images on stock photo websites.
Register in least 10 forums and try to post at least 100 comments in every forum. However, don’t spam in the forum otherwise you account can get ban. If the forum is relevant to your product, you will surely earn commission in your first few days. Test the product if it is performing good, then post more comments, otherwise change the product and start promoting that one.
The Internet is too big to explore alone. So you take help of search engine, but they have their own limitations. You can create directory websites which provide lists of products or websites in a particular segment. For example, you can create a directory of free WordPress themes. Create a list of websites and sources related to a particular niche. You can sell ad space to advertisers directly or using networks such as AdSense and BuySellAds.