At first, it was a pretty typical weekend. I spent all of Saturday skiing and took a day off from “work”…never turning on my computer. Then on Sunday I woke up and drove over to my friend’s house for a few hours of Texas Hold Em.
While my buddies got the table ready, I remembered the email promotion I sent that morning to my affiliate marketing list. So I decided to quickly log into my account and see how it did.
When I saw the results, I thought somebody in Clickbank made a HUGE mistake. My earnings were at $1,300…more than I’ve ever made in a single day….and this was at 12 in the afternoon.
Seriously, I felt one of those people who check their ATM balance and discover the bank has accidentally deposited $55,000 into their account. For a few seconds I thought I was on a bad episode of Punk’d.
But all this money really did come from a promotion I did for a new product. It wasn’t a trick. I was actually making a lot of money from an email that took me five minutes to write.
It kept getting better throughout the day. Every half hour I would check my iPhone and see how much I earned…giggling like a little schoolgirl every time I looked at Clickbank. By the end of the day, I earned a total of $3,911.32!
Okay, I didn’t tell this story to brag. And I’m not trying to *sell* you on any particular program or website. All I want you to do is watch this video where I detail eight lessons I learned from my best day as an affiliate marketer.
The big take-away from this video is the value of list building. I’ve been cultivating my affiliate list for more than four years. Sunday’s results are proof that list building is STILL the #1 way to make money on the Internet.
With that said, I’m going to give you another link. This is to a post on Brendan’s and Lesley’s blog. Last week I did a webinar where we discussed the value of list building. Again, there is nothing to buy. This webinar is completely full of content with ZERO marketing.
We had technical difficulties during the first few minutes of the recording. As a result, I was a little flustered when I started talking. But eventually things smoothed out and the three of us had a great discussion about the importance of list building.
Finally, I’d like to mention that there really isn’t a secret to the success of this day. I built my list just like everyone else – One person at a time. Plus I used 100% free traffic. All you really need is a quality free offer and a willingness to promote the heck out of it.
Hopefully this video/post gave you a bit of inspiration before the weekend. Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.Take Action. Get Results.