Welcome to another edition of the Affiliate Buzz, where affiliate marketers have been coming to be inspired, informed, and motivated to succeed since way back in 2003. Last week, James talked to Jennifer Myers Ward, CEO of award-winning agency ebove & beyond, about increasing site conversion rates and growing online revenues. This week, James interviews Reed Floren about how he translates his skills in list-building and other affiliate techniques into making real money online.
Making Real Money Online
Reed Floren is a course developer, list-building expert, and high-ticket coach. His first big online venture was 117christmasgifts.com, where he got a foundation in list-building and joint venture brokering, and has built up from there. In this episode of the Affiliate Buzz, James and Reed discuss that first venture into online marketing, how he overcame adversity early in his career, and how building his own online business allowed him to work remotely from anywhere.
What Can List-Building Do for You?
Two of Reed’s early successes were building large e-mail lists quickly. He tells James how he helped build a list of 50,000 in 30 days, and, buoyed by that success, how he built one on his own that reached 3,500 in just seven days.
First of all Reed used several techniques, including list-building and joint venture brokering. Most noteworthy he built up a business that was on track to make $30,000 per month. Google slapped. James talks to Reed about what led up to that happening, and how he built himself back up from such a devastating blow.
James and Reed discuss how success in online marketing can help you work from anywhere. Reed has worked from internet cafes, airport lounges, a Winnebago RV, and even from the back of a car. Listen in as they talk about how valuable it can be to have the flexibility to work remotely.
Your Niche Market and Building Your First List
Identify your niche market is key to making real money online. It is counterproductive to cast a wide net at first rather then target a specific demographic. Reed explains to James some options you have for niche markets, and some ideas for where to start.
The key to all of Reed’s activities online is in generating of a good e-mail list. One where you know it’s populated with good customers. According to Reed. Money not in the list itself. There is in the relationship you have with your list. Part of that is identifying your niche before you start, but part of it is also knowing how to go about growing your list with the right people. Reed suggests to James some strategies to use to cultivate your e-mail list and get the most out of it you can.
Here’s What You’ll Hear
- Reed Floren’s early career in online marketing and the lessons he learned
- Where the money is in an e-mail list
- How Reed recovered from AdSense account being shut down
- What it looks like to run an online marketing business from literally anywhere
- How to identify what your niche market should be
- Where to start when building your own e-mail list
- Tips on cultivating your e-mail list and making it productive