I was going through the stats on the Classified Submissions affiliate program to find out how my top affiliates are generating commissions. This is a screenshot from the affiliate stats page of an affiliate who has consistently earned affiliate commissions:
There are pages and pages of stats like this. This affiliate has earned 414 commissions so far.
I had tried Herculist before and found it a bit awkward to navigate. I still have a membership. However, it seems like Herculist is capable of driving solid traffic and conversions for the make money from home market and advertising for the work from home market.
So let’s look at how you can use Herculist to generate affiliate commissions.
Herculist is basically a credit safelist and advertising exchange. Herculist also provides the opportunity to purchase solo ads. Here are some of your options to get traffic to your affiliate link with Herculist:
If you come is as gold member you can send your ad out every day using the regular mailer. They say the list 282,104. I believe they have a list that big. I do not believe they are going to send your ad out every day to a list that size.
But this is not a problem. They still are going to send your ad out to a reasonable number of people for what you paid. And you can send your ad out every day.
Then there is the credit mailer. The credit mailer is more effective than the regular mailer. With the credit mailer recipients receive a link they can click to visit your website. If they click the credit link and visit your website for a certain amount of time then they receive credits.
They can use these credits to send out their own credit mailer.
What I like about the credit mailer is that for sure you will get eyeballs. Sure they just clicked to get the credits but if you have a very strong offer that appeals to the work from home audience then some people will click and even buy.
Keep in mind I am reviewing this source because one of my affiliates has made 414 sales using this as one of his main sources of traffic!
The catch is that you have to have enough credits to send out a mailing. You need 500 credits minimum to send out a credit mailing. You earn the credits by viewing other people’s ads for 5 seconds if you are a gold member, 15 seconds for free and lower tiered memberships.
You can earn credits by clicking links in credit emails, viewing “blurbs” and just viewing ads. The timer goes quickly and you can rack up credits very quickly.
You can also just purchase advertising from Herculist. One option is the log in ad. Your full page landing page will be displayed to everyone who logs into Herculist for a certain amount of time. Say 12-48 hours.
Contact email solo email packages are different than using the regular mailer and credit mailer. These are solo emails to the CONTACT emails of their members. These emails are not bombarded with advertising messages like the LIST emails. You will get a much better response sending a solo email to the CONTACT email rather than the LIST email.
Herculist boasts a contact list of over 80,000 members.
Blurbs are sprinkled around the site. Members are incentivized to click on the blurbs with credits. Yes, Herculist is a bit of a circular firing squad but hey it works!
People on these sites are deluded with work from home offers. It is very hard to stand out from the crowd. But what do all these people want? More traffic, more exposure. So why not promote exactly what they want?
1. Give away something for free that appeals to marketers
2. Have an simple opt in form with everything above the fold (No scrolling.) You only have a few seconds to grab their attention.
3. Your opt in form should subscribe them to an email follow up series promoting your offers.
Luckily for you we everything set up already for you as our affiliate.
Here is a landing page where we offer $597. of marketing software for free:
If you want to receive credit as an affiliate use this link: https://www.classifiedsubmissions.com/join-newsletter/?ref=youraffiliateusername
When your prospects join our newsletter we set a cookie with your affiliate id. We then send out our follow up messages day after day. No matter what the prospect orders even if it is months later YOU get CREDIT!
Our follow up system works for you.
So all you have to do is promote this link:
Here is a solo email you can use to send out daily to Herculist members:
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If you have not joined our affiliate program you may do so for free here.
Once you have your affiliate id then you can sign up for Herculist here.
Then make sure you log in everyday to send out your ads. Subscribe to our newsletter and our YouTube channel to make sure you know about other traffic sources that have proven successful for my affiliates.
We are going to be analyzing what works and then telling you how to duplicate this success!
For an autoresponder/landing page creator see https://www.quickregister.net/aweber
See here for a full tutorial both video and written with pictures and step by step instructions on “How to Set Up A Landing Page Cheaply Quickly and Effectively.“
You only have a few seconds to catch somebody’s attention with a classified ad. If you overwhelm your prospect with too many options and information they will just click away and you will never see them again.
If you go for the sale right away your prospect will either buy on the spot or never come back. It has been proven that prospects generally need 7 follows before they start buying.
Is is much better to send your prospect to a squeeze page with just one goal of getting the prospect to give you his name and email. Or better yet just ask for email only.
Then your autoresponder can follow up over and over with credibility building information. Even if you are promoting affiliate links like Clickbank links. You can use sales letters for your various affiliate products as follow up letters in your autoresponder series.
They probably already have sales letters for you. And get prospects to join YOUR newsletter. Then if you change programs later you can always use that list to promote other others.
Here is a video tutorial on how to set up a landing page quick and cheap using Aweber autoresponder service:
The important thing is to just get started. Do not worry about being perfect. You will get better as you go.
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Using a landing page rather than a complicated website, no matter how well made, can be one of the most effective ways to advertise on initial contact.
Prospects are bombarded with competing advertising. Most people just click off a website never to return if you cannot focus your attention and take action.
Focusing your prospect on just one action you want him to take can increase your chances for a sale.
If the entire goal of your ad is to get the prospect to subscribe you then have the chance to follow up over and over building a relationship with the contact.
The problem is that many people find that creating and hosting landing pages is simply too complicated and expensive.
Using Aweber autoresponder service you can create a dead simple, yet effective landing for free for the first 30 days then just $19. per month after that.
Please see the video above for instructions on how to create your own landing page and autoresponder follow up series in less than 30 minutes.
Step 1. Sign up for a 30 day free trial account with Aweber here.
Ste 2. Log into your account and click on “Manage Lists.”
Step 3. Click “Create List.”
Step 4. Fill in your list details including list name, website if you have one, your mailing address and your list name.
Step 5. Approve your confirmation message. When contacts subscribe to your newsletter they will receive a confirmation email. They must click on the link in the confirmation email to subscribe to your newsletter. This is called confirmed opt in. You can modify this confirmation letter during this step.
Click “Approve” and move to the next step.
Step 6. Create your messages.
Step 7 Choose html or plain text.
Step 8. Type in your title and message and click save and exit.
Step 9. Click “add to follow up series”
Step 9. Keep adding messages to the follow up series spacing them 4 days apart.
Step 10. Continue to ad more messages spacing them 4 days apart. We would suggest a minimum of 3. You can add more later. You need to get started right away collecting emails.
Congratulations! You have created a list. Now it is time to create your landing page and start collecting emails.
Step 10. Creating your landing page. Click on Sign Up Forms.
Step 11. Click “Create Sign Up Form”
Step 12. Choose a Template:
Step 13. Modify the form to your needs.
Step 15. Click Save Form Then Click “Go to Step 2.”
Step 16. Leave the settings as is or modify to suite your needs. You can change the url people are directed to after subscribing to your website if you have one. If not just leave everything as is and it will work fine.
Step 16. Copy and paste your landing page url. Aweber will give you a specific url which has your custom landing page that you can use as your website to promote. Click save your form Go to Step 3.
That is it! Now you can promote your url and get opt ins to your autoresponder and build your list. Go ahead and get started and let us know how it goes! Do not try to be perfect just take action! You will get better as you go!