Well after days of thought and going over data etc. I have decided to completely restructure all of my online activities, not just clean up and stream line as mentioned before.
Side note: I also have ventures offline and one of them is being a newish landlord and that has taken up quite a bit of time the last 30 days. But I digress..
What is in store for the new year 2022?
Here is a quick(ish) overview of the “plan” at this stage.
I will be working on putting together a very good lead magnet either cheap or free to start building a brand new list. As mentioned before I will be working with “email kits” that have pre written emails for certain (mostly)clickbank products and with sprinkle in some other aff offers as well. That will be the foundation of my online business in 2022 —- email marketing.
For traffic I am going back to basics with free traffic. Starting with a small list of quality safelists. I will probably upgrade the memberships to get the most out of them and go through whatever platform training they offer. Then I will use tracking and start sending traffic to my squeeze pages for testing. I will continue using safelists for the long term as long as it remains profitable. I will keep weeding out bad and adding in good safelists as time goes on. I may even include “traffic site” reviews in my email marketing and on one of my other blogs.
Stage 2 of traffic will be paid ads, mainly solo ads while scrutinizing every vendor I use to get the most value for my spend. I will possibly also use pay per click advertising also including microsoft ads, propeller ads and some other sources.
The main thing I will be focusing on that I have neglected greatly in the past is the data! Tracking every link, every ad spend and split testing my pages and ad copy.
This is the main plan (so far) for the coming year for my primary focus online, I will still be running cpa offers and continuing to run my ebay/reselling biz.
if you made it this far thanks for reading..
So usually around the end of the year, I take a few steps back and analyze my online endeavors. I have started this process already and it seems to be more to consider this year.
As always at the end of the year I start a push with my online auctions on ebay and have been using fb marketplace also. That will be taking up some time.
I am also having a look at the affiliate stuff I am in and making changes and plans. Realistically when it all comes down to it, most if not all online marketing is basically the lead generation business. One of the guys I follow online used to say that all the time. Over the years of my marketing I have seen the phrase the money is in the list. That list are your personal leads and personal traffic source. Some people have a list which equals money on demand when they email.
I never started a list when I first started marketing, big mistake. After taking a break from online for a couple of years I dabbled in list making and email marketing, but did not give it the attention it deserved. I have built a few lists over the years that seemed ok in the beginning and sizzled out over a short amount of time. Those lists were completely deleted (another mistake). I currently use GetResponse for my email marketing and am spending time learning how to make the system work more efficiently for my needs. Email marketing and list building will account for over 50% of my online business in the coming year.
I will continue with cpa stuff and big ticket offers, however a very large focus will be on email and list building. I want to build a responsive list and provide great value not just offers. That is were the stumble sometimes comes from.
I am currently following some of Lee Murrays email trainings (has some great products around email marketing if you want to check him out). Also Matt Bacak recently wrote a book regarding emails that I am currently reading. I am trying to engulf myself in the everything email right now.
Thanks for reading, more updates to come…
So months have gone by and the busy-ness has not stopped. Been through quite a bit still and again. As far as my journey, I have been basically working on a couple funnels and building email lists.
Now that some of the projects in my world are nearing completion, I will be getting back to documenting my online journey more (plus the cooler weather helps me stay clear and concentrate..).
I hope you continue to check out my blog and find value here