A Day in the Life of JonnyQ888

A Day in the Life of JonnyQ888

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I'm Falling Down On the Job

I haven't blogged in forever. Here is the latest.

After an abysmal beginning to April as far as earnings is concerned, my big promotion a week or two ago really turned things around. I'm not going to hit my goals of grossing $2k for the first time but I did bring in some much needed revenue. Well, actually the month is not over so I still have 6 days to try to reach my goal.

My product site has made a serious drop in rankings and it has really effected my income. However, I am creating a plan to turn that around and destroy my competition.

As you know, I bought Campaign Blasts not too long ago. I came to the conclusion after being 4 months behind schedule with the launch of my product that I needed another method to meet my Exit Goal of August. I decided to go full throttle into blasting. How has it turned out?

I had my first, very limited success last Sunday with a promotion I am pushing as an affiliate but nothing beyond that. I'm working on it though. That one conversion with only 3 clicks showed me that the offer is viable. My only problem, and it has been the problem with all of the campaigns I'm working on, is that I can't pull the traffic I need.

To answer that, I bought a month of Wordtracker and am building a list of thousands of words to input into my campaigns. I am also continuing to push and build more and more campaigns to that I can find some winners.

PPC marketing is what brought me my very first affiliate sale back in 2005. In a way, I'm going back to my roots=)




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Monday, April 14, 2008

First Blast Launch

I launched my first set of Campaign Blasts yesterday. I have a few clicks here and there but nothing overwhelming yet. No sales either. I plan to add at least 5 Blasts per day.

The promotion on my current product starts today. I let the affiliates know about it but I have not heard anything from them. I hope they promote.

I have also outsourced some editing on my product. I did another interview Thursday but it wasn't good enough to be a feature of the product. Instead, I will use it as a bonus.




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Saturday, April 12, 2008

WOW!

I'm a firm believer in inspiration. Every so often, you need to remind yourself of why you do the things you do; in my case, spend hours upon hours working on this business. Today, I got a reminder.

While I had my car worked on and my girlfriend and I went to breakfast. Afterward, we went to a nature preserve and just took a relaxing stroll. No worries, no concerns about work, just quality time. I thought about how great it would be to be able to do that everyday without having to go to a job.

Then came some EXTRA inspiration. I convinced her to take us to the BMW dealership. Immediately, one of the reps, Pat, came up to us and asked what I was looking for.

"Either a 3 series or an M3"

"Alright, let's get you set up."

We test drove the 335i and I loved it. I put the pedal on the floor and we launched from 40 to 100 instantly. It was awesome! I want one so bad! It was around $45k.

There are people in this business that make twice that each month. The thought of being able to buy a 335i with cash and only spend half of what I made that month is staggering. If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is.

So how am I going to do it? With an adjustment to my plan. While I'm still going to come out with 2 products in my current main niche, I will use a different approach to find new markets. For this, I will be using the Campaign Blasts method. I bought the book from BJ's affiliate link the other day and I believe the method has merit. It looks like it will be a much faster method to finding markets than any of the others I've studied or tried.

I've come up with 26 merchants to blast. I will shoot for getting them up by the end of the weekend.

I will also be launching one of the Mass Control techniques Monday. This time around, I'm letting all of the affiliates know ahead of time.




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Friday, April 04, 2008

Longest Hiatus Yet

But I've been working. The Product has hit another snag. One of the interviewees is claiming that I didn't pay her. I sent the check but it never arrived. Now I need to find a new one fast.

I have also chosen to find someone else to do the editing while I finish up the product and get the marketing ready for launch. Hopefully they will do a good job.

With this lull, I have started to create 3 new sites. One is a doppleganger of my original product site so that I can get more ads in Google. The other two will be in the markets that I hope to create new products in. Things are rolling but not fast enough. Sales are down and I need more products to ensure a steady income.




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