And even put quick money in your pocket, too.
Using what I’m about to show you, you can build as many email lists as you want, make money while you’re building those lists, and do it without paying for traffic.
This system is simple, easy to implement, and requires no major writing of content – unless you want to.
Here’s how it works:
First, you’re going to need your own domain name for your own website. And you’ll need a way to make web pages.
But if you’ve never put up a site or made pages, don’t panic and don’t let it deter you – Remember, you can outsource anything you like these days.
You’ll need an autoresponder to build your lists.
And just like any good business model, you’ll need some tenacity and perseverance. You might hit a home run straight out of the gate, or it could take you a little time to get the hang of this and ramp it up.
But the only way you can fail is to either not do it at all, or give it a moment’s try and then give up.
Okay, let’s get to the meat of it…
To build a list you need traffic. Lots of it. And of course there are two kinds of traffic available on the internet – free and paid.
With paid traffic you can turn on the traffic waterspout anytime you’re willing to pay. It’s a great system once your funnel is profitable. Spend $1, make $1.50 and you’re doing great.
But in the beginning it can be downright scary to pay for traffic, especially when you don’t know if your funnel is going to work or not.
So I suggest you pay for traffic later, and in the mean time you use a free traffic method like the one I’m about to show you.
Of course, there is no such thing as ‘free.’ If you’re not paying money, then you’re putting in effort. You’re ‘paying’ with your time. Fortunately, this system is not time intensive at all.
Monetizing – this is optional, but I’m going to recommend you monetize from the very start. Why not put a little money in your pocket as you build your lists?
This also gets your new list members used to and expecting offers from you, which will increase your conversions later as well.
We’ll use CPA marketing to monetize this system. I like CPA, or cost per action, because you don’t have to create your own products. You don’t have to compete with other affiliates. And sometimes you even get paid just for leads without the prospect having to buy anything. Now that’s an easy sale.
If you’ve never joined a CPA network, check out the companion article in published earlier, “How to Get Accepted into a CPA Network.”
Okay, we’re going to be using StumbleUpon to get our free traffic. Thanks to recent changes, StumbleUpon can be quite effective at driving traffic if you know what to do.
And by the way, with 25 million monthly users, I can just about guarantee that your customers are already on the platform, waiting for you to find them.
What you need to know:
Long winded content does NOT work on StumbleUpon. No articles and no blogposts, please.
StumbleUpon likes images, which means you don’t need to spend tons of time creating content.
Think in terms of simple and quick when it comes to content creation, and you’ll do fine.
How is this possible if we’re promoting CPA offers?
One word: Infographics.
No worries, I’ll show you how to get them created for cheap in just a moment.
First, let’s look at the big picture of what we’re doing…
- 1. Find a CPA offer to promote and make sure it’s a good fit for one of StumbleUpon’s categories (or pick a category and then find an appropriate offer)
2. Create an infographic
3. Create a lead magnet
4. Set everything up and make it go live
5. Rinse and repeat
Seriously, it really is one of the simplest systems I’ve come across.
Let’s get started…
1: Find a good CPA offer
You can either start by finding offers, or start by finding StumbleUpon categories. Your goal is to do a good job of matching one to the other, so that people looking in that category will want to see your related infographic.
This is perhaps the trickiest part of the sequence.
Do your research, spend some time on this, and realize you might not get it exactly right the first time or two. That’s okay, because you’re learning.
Here’s a little trick – pick a StumbleUpon category and just starting clicking to see what pages come up. This will give you an excellent idea of what kinds of content people are looking for in that category. Then find an offer that matches.
For example, a muscle building product for fitness, and so forth.
2: Create a related infographic
Let’s stick with the muscle building product trial. What do people who are into body building want to know? Maybe the top 5 body building exercises, or 5 things NOT to do when lifting weights.
Do some research on Google to get ideas and take notes. Keep in mind that you want content for an infographic, not a 3,000 page article.
Once you’ve got your content, either make your infographic yourself (if you like doing that) or go to Fiverr and hire someone.
You will likely have to pay more than 5 bucks, but it’s worth it to get a great looking infographic that captures eyeballs.
3: Create a lead magnet
While you were doing your research, you no doubt came up with plenty of ideas.
Use one of these to create a quick and easy lead magnet.
It should be something people WANT enough to give up their email address to get it.
Create the lead magnet, or hire someone to create it for you. Don’t overcomplicate this.
For our example, I did a quick Google search and found these ideas in about 30 seconds:
- The Most Hated Man in Bodybuilding – Is He You?
Body Building for Beginners – 5 Little Mistakes That Cause Massive Injury
From Skinny Geek to Massive Muscle Machine In 7 Simple Steps
Is Cross Fit Killing People? What You Need to Know
You don’t need to be a skilled writer to create your lead magnet. In fact, you can create a video, hire a writer, create an audio… it’s up to you.
What’s important is that your lead magnet be enticing enough to make people say, “YES, I want to read/watch/listen to that.”
4: Setting Up Your Funnel
You’ve got a CPA offer, an infographic and a lead magnet. Here’s what your funnel will look like:
- A: Prospect sees infographic on StumbleUpon (hosted on your website)