Hey all. I'm building an software for local ads (https://marketingtech.io) and have a side-business selling a training on how to do affiliate marketing that makes 3-5m/year gross sales.
Ask me anything.
Heres a bit of my timeline:
2016 - Wrote a forum post in StackThatMoney (niche forum for affiliate marketing, 2k members) looking to hire people (I had a few people working for me as media buyers at the time). Got too many replies. Got affiliate software (HasOffers) for $99/m, then rebrokered a bunch of offers, and sold access to all my internal company trainings in a google drive for 5k. Most people paid without even a conversation (I had 'clout' in that forum at the time) and got our first 50 customers within a month.
2017 - Created a webinar and a funnel and started doing facebook ads. I copied a webinar I saw that was working well (Sam Ovens') and replaced a few words to make it more applicable to the business model I was teaching. 1.2m in sales on 360k in adspend (youtube ads). Initially sold at $47/m.
2018 - Increased price to $997. Started doing 5x Youtube videos (not ads) per week. Sales grew to 3m, on roughly 1m in adspend.
2019 - 5x yt videos per week. More focus on courting affiliates to send traffic to my training course funnel. Traffic moved up to 300k-1m uniques a month (about where it is now)
2020 - Shifted focus to doing tv infomercials (for my infoproducts) during the pandemic. Infoproduct business still brought in 7figs, tv infomercials did 2m.
2021 - Cut tv infomercials due to declining tv viewership (lockdown orders easing off). Stopped daily youtube videos because of personal life stuff. Shifted focus to youtube ads again. Infoproduct biz doing 300-500k/m. My focus is 80% on building our software.
Clickfunnels (funnels), Wordpress (course, wishlist member), Infusionsoft, Sendgrid, Zendesk, callloop.
Revenue: 1/3 youtube ads, 1/3 youtube organic, 1/3 affiliates.