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Here’s What You Should NOT Do to Get Traffic!

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I did it!!! I deviated from what I’m learning in The Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) training. Well… at least with one of my 5 sites. I know I said I wasn’t going to do that, but here’s exactly what I did and what you should NOT do:

I started out by creating five deadbeat affiliate marketing websites:

  1. How To Wart Remover (howtowartremover.com): To create this site, I used Deadbeat Millionaire, which has pre-made websites for a number of niches.
  2. Swinging For Fences (swingingforfences.com): A site to promote baseball hitting and pitching drills and programs through the Clickbank network. I’m also promoting a little gear there, too.
  3. Karate Kid Dojo (karatekiddojo.com): I’ve hardly done any work on this one, but I think it’s really promising. If you visit the home page of this site today, you’ll notice that the main product being promoted is a “learn at home course.” I think this was a mistake, and I’m going to change it up real soon.
  4. DIY Business Videos (diybusinessvideos.net): This site reviews video editing software under $100. The goal is to provide entrepreneurs the tools they need to create video content for their marketing efforts.
  5. The Deadbeat Student (thedeadbeatstudent.com): Well… you’re already here. It’s just a blog about my personal experience using the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training, and I’ve placed a link here where readers can click to sign up for themselves.

I’ve been disciplined, and I’ve had good results with 4 sites

For the most part, I have followed along with what I’m learning through the system training and Deadbeat University. Truth be told, you can learn so much about traffic generation through Deadbeat U, which makes it worth so much more than the subscription price IMHO ($67/ mo).

With 2 of these 4 sites (DIY Biz Vids and Deadbeat) I’ve had great results with each averaging 30-40 visitors per day now! That may not sound like much, but it’s been enough to earn a couple hundred dollars each this month! The other 2 are beginning to pick up, but I have not generated any sales there yet… for reasons I’ll discuss in a later post.

Here’s where I went off the grid:

With my wart removal site, I decided to try two of those Fiverr gigs: one where they promise to send you a couple thousand “real” visitors to your site, and boy did it work… sort of! The second was a bazillion backlinks, which Dan specifically teaches NOT to do.

I immediately started seeing a deluge of visitors to the site. I was pumped!

However, none of those supposed visitors were converting to sales. What I found was that these were low-quality clicks that were not interested in removing warts whatsoever. Not only that, but this black hat tactic that was being used apparently got picked up by Google!

Search engines have gotten so good at spotting sites and visitors that are spammy or just plain crap, and I was busted. It seems that my site has somehow been flagged, because I cannot find it anywhere through search engine searches using my targeted keywords, and I am getting ZERO visitors each day!

After doing a bit of research, I’ve found that I’m going to probably have to go track down some of the lousy backlinks I’ve bought and have them removed. Then, I’ll have to patiently begin rebuilding using the methods I’m using with my other 4 sites.

LESSON LEARNED

If you get anything from my little case study, get this. Follow Dan! He knows what he’s doing. He’s been doing it for nearly a decade, and he is proving that his methods work with the results he’s getting.

These 3 words need to become a part of your daily vocabulary: patience, persistence, and action. Take the action necessary on a regular basis and, with time, you WILL see results.

WHAT’S NEXT?

I’m now working on 2 new sites, which I’ll post about in the near future. I’m pretty excited about both, because I’m passionate about both. I like the idea of delving deeper into products and subjects that I know about and like.

Leave me your feedback or questions below, and share my experiences with friends on social media. Thanks again!

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What is Your WHY? This Is the Foundation To Your Success

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I’ve been following Dan Brock’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate system for a while now, and I just wanted to give you something that has helped me in my own life–really in just every area of my life, but it spills over into this whole affiliate marketing thing.

What is the “WHY?” behind what you are doing? In other words, “Why do you want to be successful in affiliate marketing or whatever it is your doing in your life?”

You see, that “why?” has to be big. It has to be emotionally powerful, and the reason for that is if you have a small “why” or you don’t really know why you want to do what you want to do, or you have some abstract something out there like “I want to make a lot of money,” or “I want to be rich,” …

… if that’s your “why,” then you’re going to fail!

The reason for this is that when it gets tough, you have a setback, or you’re not seeing the results you want to see, you’re going to quit, because the “why” is not there. There’s nothing pushing you to make it happen.

Making money–in and of itself–CANNOT be your “why.”

Money is simply a means to an end. For me, my “why” is my family. I have four incredible kids and one amazing wife, and they are everything to me. I want to spend as much time with them, I want to give them the most happiness, and the greatest experiences possible. That is the “why” for me.

Every goal that I set always has my family in mind!

If up to this point, being rich or making “x” number of dollars is your dream, I want you to stop right there. Reevaluate your “why.” What is it that you really want in life? Then, yes, money can be a means to that end, but until you change that, you will not be successful.

Let me know about your progress, and shoot me a question if I can help you along your journey.

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