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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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Week 3: Inside Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded)- Part 2

LESSON 4

Here’s what I love about the Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system. It teaches you no-nonsense, easy-to-understand methods and “tricks” to maximize your results.

In Lesson 4, Dan starts off with a quick screen capture video explaining how to do an easy check of the competition for any keywords you’re considering targeting.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to know exactly which keywords you’re wanting to rank for. If you’re new to internet marketing, we’re basically learning the introductory principles to SEO or Search Engine Optimization.

The key to success in ANY internet venture is traffic. If people are not visiting your blog, website, business promo video, or whatever content you’re posting, you’ll never make any money, increase brand awareness, or get traffic to your affiliate offers.

TRAFFIC IS KEY!!!

Dan Brock is teaching a simple trick to know whether you even have a shot at ranking for the keywords you’re interested in. Here, he warns us to avoid products that will have us competing with large corporations. These products typically include electronics, phones, tv’s, etc.

LESSON 5

This is a technical lesson designed specifically for the total noob–like me! As I mentioned before, I have no experience in affiliate marketing. So while some people may already know the basics of setting up a website (hosting, domain names, DNS servers, etc.), I really needed this.

In this lesson,  Dan walks the reader through how to lay the groundwork for their first affiliate niche site.

Dan obviously earns an affiliate commission himself by promoting Host Gator, but that didn’t really bother me. By signing up through the Deadbeat Super Affiliate link, you get your first month of hosting for just 1 penny!

Not only that, but you can host as many sites as you want under the $10 per month plan.

He does give a warning, however, not to host every site you have under the same plan. That’s because if anything were to ever happen on the web host’s end, you’re up a creek without a paddle!

LESSON 6

More technical stuff…

We’re getting deep into the weeds here, but this part is so crucial.

WordPress is the platform upon which the Deadbeat Super Affiliate System rests. It’s not that I couldn’t build a website another way–like Wix, web.com, Blogger, etc.–but for the sake of training, you want to stick with what’s taught.

Basically, you now have a hosting plan in place, so we’re going to link WordPress to your hosting plan and give it its own domain name.

If you’re new to all this, don’t worry. It couldn’t be more easily explained than it is in this lesson.

LESSON 6b

It looks like Dan might have created this later, but Lesson 6b walks you through how to quickly configure an Add-On Domain.

You only need one hosting plan, regardless of how many websites you create. However, each site will need its own domain name (i.e. howtowartremover.com). This is simply teaching you how to add multiple domains to the same hosting plan.

If you’re building your first affiliate site, you’ll want to skip this lesson for now.

LESSON 7

I mentioned earlier that traffic is going to be the key to your success in this business. With that in mind, it’s essential that you optimize your WordPress sites to maximize the free traffic available through search engines like Google and Bing.

Search Engine Optimization is SOOOO important in determining how much traffic you’ll generate and ultimately how much money you’ll earn as an affiliate. This quick lesson is the minimum FIRST STEP in that process, but you really can’t afford to be a deadbeat when it comes to SEO.

The good news is that Dan covers ton’s of SEO tricks and training for FREE on his YouTube channel. Here’s just one such video:

Not only that, but he goes even more in-depth through Deadbeat University. This is Dan’s one-on-one coaching system, which offers forums, personalized training, etc. I’ve been a member of DU since Day 1, and it’s really been helpful knowing someone is right there with me as I muddle through this.

I’ll pick back up with Lesson 8 in an upcoming post. Until then, good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help!

 

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