The Results Are In!

Posted In: General Chat 

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by on your endless journey through the world wide web! Just a quick blog post for you today, to show you how I did on my last promotion.

If you take a look past the “Snow Pictures” post, you’ll be able to see that I posted an “Action Plan”, showing you how I was going to promote a brand new product that launched a week ago today – Total Web Traffic. The idea behind this was to show you, step by step, day by day what my “Plan Of Action” was to promote this new product. I hoped it would give you a better understanding of how I do things, and I hoped it would give you all some ideas so you can do the same!

My promotional methods were very straight forward and by no means ground breaking, some of you even thought I wasn’t doing as much as I should and the promotion would be a failure. So without any further deliberation, and whilst the snow is turning into precipitation (come on, it rhymes!) here are the results from my Total Web Traffic Promotion.

As you can see, I was the 3rd best affiliate during the launch period, and if you take a closer look at the chart you can see that I finished ahead of some of the “big guns”. That’s not all, take a look at what the creator of the Total Web Traffic Course, Dave Nicholson, said about my promotion:

He thought that my conversions were outstanding, and he didn’t know how I managed it….well Dave might not know how I managed it, but you do!

I did exactly what I said I was going to do in last weeks blog post. I kept everything simple, and guess what – it worked. There’s no reason why any of you can’t do the same!

All in all I’d say I spent around 2 – 3 hours putting the promotion together, and that 2 – 3 hours of work brought in plenty of affiliate commissions as well as a new i-Pod.

And before I go, this is a disclaimer for any of my close friends or family members that may be reading this post. If you get an i-Pod for Christmas, it is PURELY COINCIDENTAL, it does not imply that I’m a cheapskate in any way! 😉

And that’s pretty much it for today. All I’m trying to get at in this blog post is that it’s not always necessary to over-complicate matters. If you get the basics right, then you are on the right track, and I think my results in the Total Web Traffic competition prove that.

As always, feel free to ask me any questions and I’ll gladly answer them for you.


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2 Responses to “The Results Are In!”
  1. Mike Gates says:

    Hi Dan,

    Congratulations on your #3 spot.

    I would be willing to guess that 99% of your affiliate sales came as a result of your list.

    If someone has a list, and knows how to use it, I’m sure they could do well.

    But, how well would you have done without a list?

    You always hear the money is in the list, I guess you just proved it.

    So perhaps you can help us learn how to build a profitable list.


  2. Dan (el_passo) says:

    Hi Mike,
    I was waiting for that question 🙂

    And I think you are probably right with your mailing list/sales percentage.

    For me, I think the trick is quality rather than quantity when it comes to list building.

    My list is by no means huge, but it converts well because I concentrate on providing good content via this blog, and I only promote products that are good, and relevant to the subject that the person initially signed up for.

    Although saying that, on my most profitable site; I don’t actually collect opt-in’s and all traffic is organic from Google. So whilst the list can bring in a quick surge of sales, I wouldn’t say it’s an absolute must for long term success. It certainly helps, but it is very much possible to make money online without building a mailing list.

    Thanks again for the comment!