Promoting my business – iPro Partner Program
Hi Guys, I hope you are all well! As you know it is not all plain sailing in the internet marketing world so today I thought I would share with you one of my ‘not so good marketing efforts while building my iPro partner Program business
As you may, or may not be aware, I am part of Dean Holland’s iPro Partner & Coaching Program. As part of the program, one of the main aspects is sending traffic to our offer, either sending it directly to the Big Commission Blueprint squeeze page and into the funnel or sending it to our own squeeze page where I capture the lead first and then off to the funnel if or when they purchase. I have been taking the latter, with me capturing the lead.
So, where is the problem with that? You may ask! Well, with all the scandalous and less honest solo ad sellers out there, it is hard finding the right vendors to use where you are not going to lose your hard earned cash. Soooo, Dean thought it was a good idea to take the risk out of buying solo ads by offering a service where they will go out and find all the honest and proven solo ad sellers so we don’t have to. So far so good. I thought it was a great idea as I have come across a few bad vendors.
You can buy clicks from 0.675c for the minimum 200 click package going down to 0.525c for 3000 clicks, so me wanting to get value for money went for the 3000 click package, all paid from the commissions I had earned for the previous month, total paid was $1575.00 a fair few pennies!!!
Again, so far so good! Or is it???
After about a third of the way through and not getting many sales, I thought I would do some digging, I found a mediocre quality score of only 62 with a Tier 1 (top 5 countries (UK, US, NZ, AU & CA)) score of only 70% not the guarantee’d score of 85% which had been promised.
I emailed the ‘traffic agency’ who replied with an apology saying they were aware of some poor quality clicks coming in and they thought they had segregated them… No I got some too, I shouted! Along with the apology I was told I would receive an extra 500 clicks to make up for it which was a nice gesture!
Now the Tier 1 clicks started gradually raising to a number of 87% which I was happy with but that really means nothing without any sales and they still weren’t coming at the rate I would have expected for a 3000 click solo. So below I will give you my total stats of the solo:
- Clicks Ordered: 3000
- Price Paid: $1575
- Clicks Received: 3452 (slowly trickling in to an end)
- Opt-ins: Almost 1000 (30%)
- Front End Sales: 10 (inc. one refunded)
- Back End Sales: 4
- Exit Pop Sales: 1**
- Total Commissions Earned: $492.34
- Losses: $1082.66 OUCH!!!
** I had set up an exit pop for people who didn’t subscribe to my list, I made another mistake by using a high ticket product to add commissions to my income. This commission is now a recurring commission ($88.69) for one year or until cancelled.
I think if I had used a JVZoo Product of the Day, I may of increased it more, so that is another lesson learnt.
Now I’m not slating the Traffic Agency at all, however, I am not happy with the quality of the leads, I would have expected at least 20 sales from 1000 subscribers and after emailing my concerns for the second time I pretty much got a ‘We can’t guarantee sales’ reply and that was that.
I have, however, seen some exciting results come from the agency with one iPro’er buying a 500 click solo for $312 and getting a return of $816 with maybe more coming later into the funnel.
But it is not all doom and gloom for me, although I had a big loss, I did also manage to bank my first iPro Masters sale this month netting me a commission of $2500!!
If you are interested in what tools I have been using, I use ClickMagick to track all my clicks, this such a great tool and if used properly, like I wished I had with my exit pops, it can earn you extra commissions if people click away and don’t subscribe. They currently have a 14 day free trial period if you want to test it out.
Thank you for reading this blog post I hope you enjoyed it, please feel free to leave any comments below, I would love to read them.