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How To Leverage Your Product Launch List To Double Your Profits

One of the biggest benefits you’ll get from running a Launch based on the Product Launch Formula process is the way you can leverage your product launch list to double your profits as you go through the pre-launch and launch process.

This works out especially well if you use a JV Launch where you have other people send you their prospects in exchange for a referral fee when somebody they sent buys your product.

Now having built your list with a launch, one of the keys to leveraging this asset is to continue to put popular offers in front of your audience after your launch is complete. It’s usually best if you sell your own products and services because these tend to put the most gross profit in your pocket.

But not everybody on your list will buy your stuff (in fact probably only 10% of them will) but those people are always buying other products and services related to what you sell. So why not find out what else they are buying and let them buy it from you instead of somebody else?

And the great thing about promoting great products as an affiliate is that anything you earn is 100% profit. The merchant takes and processes the order, looks after customer support, manages any refunds, and does all of the backend stuff required to make the sale.

Then they send you a cheque or pay you via Paypal. Pretty cool gig.

The thing is you can’t just run over to ClickBank or some other affiliate network, grab any old product to promote, and expect an avalanche for sales and commissions. If you want to make your affiliate sales “P.O.P.,” then check out this simple formula:

• Pick the Right Product
• Offer a Bonus
• Presell the Offer

Let’s take closer look…

Pick the Right Product

A little research upfront will save you frustration down the road. That’s why you’ll want to follow these steps and tips when deciding what to promote…

Choose Something Popular

Affiliate sites like ClickBank let you specifically choose popular products that are selling well, so be sure to do your research and choose an in-demand offer.

Review the Product Yourself

Even if the product sells well and gets good reviews, read and use it yourself to be sure it’s something you’ll be proud to promote. The best products and services to promote are those you use and love personally. Things you can talk about honestly and be happy promoting.

Research the Vendor

If you’re unfamiliar with the seller, search their name and business name in Google to be sure they have a good reputation in the niche. Avoid anyone with red flags such as poor customer service, poor quality products, not paying affiliates, using black hat marketing and so on. It’s your reputation on the line here. Be careful to protect it and always work in your customer’s interests.

Check the Sales Page

Now you need to take a look at the sales page. First, check that it looks professional and is well-written. You might also ask the vendor what sort of conversion rate it’s getting.

Secondly, be sure there aren’t sales leaks or attempts at commission hijacking. These are any unnecessary links or promos that are likely to dampen conversions.

For example, if a popup window appears that offers a discount if someone clicks a link, check if that link still rewards you (the affiliate).

Another example: if there is a one-time offer or other upsell/cross-sell, be sure your affiliate link doesn’t get stripped if people take advantage of these offers.

Another example: check the sales page for payment options that don’t track and credit affiliates. Some people will do whatever the can to screw affiliates. We don’t want to work with these people.

If the product checks out, then move to the next step…

Offer a Valuable Bonus that Enhances the Product

If you look around your niche, you’ll notice that you certainly aren’t the only person who’s promoting this particular offer. In fact there may be dozens or even hundreds of others all promoting the same thing. And while the vast majority of these people aren’t really “true” competition (since most just throw a banner up on their site and call it day), you definitely will have SOME competition. If you want to generate sales, then you need to stand out from these other serious affiliates.

How? By offering a bonus to anyone who purchases the product through your affiliate link.

TIP: You should also work to stand out in a broader sense, by becoming a trusted “gatekeeper” who only promotes solid offers and who only sends the best content to your list.

The keys to a good bonus are as follows:

• It’s in-demand. As always, do your market research to see what your audience wants.

• It’s valuable. This should be something that your market would eagerly pay for (in some cases, it may even be something that you currently sell that you’re offering for free)

• It’s easy to deliver. Ideally, it should be a digital product that you can deliver to your customers automatically.

• It’s highly related to the main offer. This is the most important key to offering a bonus – it should be something that actually enhances the users’ experience of the product and makes the entire offer more valuable.

For example, if the main offer is an organic gardening guide, you might offer a pest-identification and eradication video. Or if the main offer is a dieting membership site, you might offer a free set of low-calorie cookbooks that fit in with the dieting guidelines being taught inside the site.

Your bonus could take a variety of forms, including membership site access, private group access, ebooks/reports, videos, audios, tools (such as worksheets, checklists, templates and similar), software/apps, and similar.

Note: High-value bonuses like personal coaching are likely to create plenty of conversions, but they may also create a time crunch for you. If you do decide to offer a service, then make sure you only promote it with high-ticket offers, and you may also limit the number available so that you don’t fall behind.

Now the final step of the “P.O.P.” formula…

Presell the Offer

It took me YEARS to truly understand how to pre-sell effectively, but when done correctly it is an extremely powerful strategy. Even if the product has a pretty good sales page that makes an irresistible offer, you still need to warm up your audience before they land on the sales page. You do this by telling your audience about the emotionally-charged benefits they will get when they order, as well as the additional benefits they will receive when they buy with your bonus included.

Here’s the key: don’t just send out one email and expect a bunch of sales. Instead, create a series of three to five emails promoting the affiliate offer.

For example, you might send out a series that looks like this:

Email 1: Introduces the offer, shares the benefits, and promotes your bonus. (Note: oftentimes product vendors will create “copy and paste” emails for you to use. You can go ahead and use these, but make sure you tweak them to personalise them to your voice and for your audience.)

Email 2: Share proof that the product works. Ideally you’ll share your own case study of how well the product works, the results you had, and how your life is better now than it was before.

Email 3: “Last call” email. If there is any sort of special offer going on (such as a Product Launch special), then send an email reminding people the special ends soon. Otherwise, you can use this email to announce your bonus might be going away (at least temporarily), or to cover benefits not mentioned elsewhere or answer frequently asked questions about the product.

TIP: For best results, analyze the product to determine what objections may have to purchasing the product, and then raise and answer those objections within this email. Whenever possible, offer a bonus that helps minimise or even better remove the objections people have for buying.

For example, let’s suppose you’re promoting a dieting guide. And let’s further suppose that one common objection is that busy parents say they don’t have time to cook healthy meals. You can offer a bonus of a cookbook with quick, easy and delicious meals. Not only does this cookbook make a great bonus on it’s own, it effectively handles the “too busy” objection.

Conclusion

Selling affiliate offers is a great way to make money with your newsletter or as stand-alone email campaigns a few times each month. Just be sure to use the sales POP system to pick high quality products, offer an awesome bonus, and presell the offers so people truly understand the benefits and RESULTS they can expect to get when they become a customer.

Of course having a growing email list of people who want to hear from you is a pre-requisite for promoting affiliates products in any sort of volume, and one of the best ways to build that email list is by doing a product Launch.

For a great example of how Jeff Walker has built his list to a huge size using JV launches along with examples of email sequences and case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
Creating a product that is perfect for your audience does not need to be difficult. How To Create The Perfect Product shows you how to build high value products your audience will love one after the other. Click Here.

3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
Once you have created your Product Launch List and your Perfect Product is ready to go, you need to attract people into your world so they can buy from you. One Minute Free Traffic gives you a proven way to attract buyers with ‘Automated Traffic Machines’ so you can send those people to your optin page, your sales page, your Facebook Group or anywhere else you choose.    To learn more Click Here.

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One Of The Big Benefits Of Being A Product Launch Formula Owner

One of the biggest benefits of being a Product Launch Formula owner for all of these years is the opportunity we have to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of PLF each year for a small investment.

Jeff Walker always looks after his customers and gives us a 90% discount to go through the latest version of the program again as a refresher, or if for some reason we didn’t get around to using what we learned last time to get us motivated again.

Here’s what the upgrade page looks like this year:

A Product Launch Formula Ownerr

Here’s what’s included as part of this years upgrade:

  • The full PLF training program and portal that takes you through all the strategies and tactics that have driven over a BILLION dollars in launches by our students.
  • Your Launch Path – this will give you a “bird’s eye view” of the launch process. You’ll be able to see where you are on the Path, figure out what’s coming up next, and click to jump straight to the lessons and bonus trainings you need so you can get laser focused and implement fast.
  • Timelines and checklists to help keep you on track throughout your launch.
  • Closed captioning for the main training modules – giving you the flexibility to watch without sound.
  • A full year of additional Coaching Calls with my in-house team of coaches. (In other words, you get a full year of Coaching Support – with weekly Coaching Calls for the first two months, and then monthly calls for the next ten months.)

Plus You Get ALL the Extra Bonuses:

  • BONUS: my complete “Launching Your List” video training course – this updated course shows you how to grow an email list of people hungry for what you offer.
  • BONUS: the full-blown “Product Creation Code” video training course that shows you how to create an online training program that people will pay you for.
  • BONUS: a coupon for $900 off my “PLF Live 2021”. This is a three-day, live workshop led personally by me. There are no words to express just how powerful it is to be working on your launch along with a thousand other PLF Owners… and I’ll personally walk you through designing your launch in these three days. Until 2020, this has always been a live in-person event… but right now, given the state of the coronavirus, we’re not sure whether this will be an in-person event or if it will be virtual. Our plan is to have it in April in a major city in the U.S. But if you’re not comfortable traveling, you can attend the event virtually. Tickets are $1,000… but with this bonus coupon, you get in for $900 off.
  • BONUS: “Your Tech Stack Quick Start” – this is my team training you on how to design and build a streamlined tech stack to support you at each stage of your launch. It’s all about matching the tools to where you’re at with your business, so you have everything you need and nothing you don’t. If you’re just starting out and you’re intimidated by the “technology question”… we’ve got you taken care of.
  • BONUS: “Winning Book Launches” – if you’re an author, this one is all about how to launch your book.
  • BONUS: the “Sparta Launch” training on how to put together a low-effort, high-return, email-based Sparta Launch. This launch is all about selling very high-priced, small-group workshops or retreats. The best part is that Sparta launches are generally done purely via email.
  • BONUS: The “Live Launch” training – when I launched PLF 2019, I did something I’d never tried before… a launch where all my PLCs were delivered LIVE. Let’s just say the results were amazing, which is why we’ve been doing it the same way since. In this special bonus, I broke down how we prepared to go live, and the results we generated from this new launch model.
  • BONUS: the Operation Quick Start mini-module, which is perfect if you’re just starting out – this training will show you what to do first to quickly get your business up and running fast.
  • BONUS: the Secrets of Leverage and Scale mini-module, which is all about moving from a 1-on-1 or unleveraged business… to creating true leverage and scale in your business (so you can make more money and impact without working more hours).
  • BONUS: the Launch Partnership mini-module, which teaches you the lucrative business of helping other people with their launches… either as a consultant, a launch manager, or even as a full business partner.
  • BONUS: “Winning Your Launch Through Gamification” – how to maximize your results by turning your launch and your product delivery into a game. This is one of the hottest trends in our PLF community, and the results have been shocking. People love it when you add some competition and fun into your process, and this bonus shows you how to tap into that and get massive results with minimal effort.
  • BONUS: Your “Low-Tech Launch” Guide – This brand new bonus takes you through the “behind the scenes” of my “Pivot” launch back in April. We did it in a super “Tech Lean” fashion – both because we had to and to prove it could be done. If it looked fancy on the outside… we’ll show how you can do it in a super simple, almost “no tech” way. If you’re worried about the technology – this new style of launch is your friend… and we’ll show you how to do it in the bonus.
  • BONUS: 12 Live Sessions with Jeff – To give you extra support in these crazy times… I’ll personally be doing 12 live coaching sessions in the PLF Owner Alumni Facebook group. During these live sessions, I’ll be answering questions and keeping your “internal game” on track.
  • BONUS: first 200 ONLY: Lead Magnet Crowdsource call – I’ve noticed that what holds many people back in their list building is creating a good lead magnet (or opt-in offer). Another thing I’ve noticed is that it’s always easier to brainstorm ideas for OTHER PEOPLE’S business. So on this LIVE bonus call we’re going to crowdsource ideas for each other’s lead magnets. This will be one of the most fun and productive sessions you have all year… and you’ll leave with at least a dozen new ideas for super effective lead magnets for your own business.

So once you become an existing Product Launch Formula owner, you can upgrade to each year’s latest version for a small maintenance fee which this year is $197

I am so looking forward to going through this years newest version of PLF. And I’d love to see you inside the training and also in the Facebook Alumni group.

Click here to learn more about joining Product Launch Formula.

Warm regards,

Rocky

P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
Creating a product that is perfect for your audience does not need to be difficult. How To Create The Perfect Product shows you how to build high value products your audience will love one after the other. Click Here.

3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
Once you have created your Product Launch List and your Perfect Product is ready to go, you need to attract people into your world so they can buy from you. One Minute Free Traffic gives you a proven way to attract buyers with ‘Automated Traffic Machines’ so you can send those people to your optin page, your sales page, your Facebook Group or anywhere else you choose.    To learn more Click Here.

And don’t forget to check this out 🙂

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How to Use Email Personalisation to Boost Your Product Launch’s Response

If as we discussed in this post you are segmenting your prospects into different ‘buckets’ based on their needs, goals and desires when they opt-in to your product launch email list, you have a wonderful opportunity to boost your product launch’s response by sending highly personalised email messages to those people that allow you to ‘enter the conversation going on inside their head’ as we discussed here.

And being able to enter that conversation allows you to significantly increase your conversions because you can more closely target what you say to what your prospects’ really want.

The most basic way to customise your messages is to use your subscribers’ name at least once in each message.

That’s because one of the sweetest sounds in the English language is a person’s own name. That’s why personalising an email to your audience using someone’s name can help boost your conversion rates.

But there’s a catch: you need to walk a fine line, because over-using someone’s name can also feel like an invasion of privacy. A person’s name is very personal to them, so if someone uses it a lot, the red flags go up.

Perhaps you’ve experienced this yourself at some point in the past.

When you first meet someone and use your name, that’s acceptable. If they use your name again a little later, you start to feel like you’re building a good rapport. But if they keep using your name, you get those sleezy salesman vibes and it makes you want to get away from the person.

The same goes for your emails that you send to your subscribers. If you use someone’s name once or twice, you build rapport. If you overuse it, the strategy backfires and people feel uncomfortable.

So, with that in mind, let’s talk about the right way (the conversion-boosting way) to personalise emails…

Check Your Email Records

The first thing you should do is check that your subscribers are giving you real first names when they join your list.

Obviously, if someone’s real name is “Jane” and they use the name “Mandy” when they fill out your opt-in form, you’ll have no way of checking if they’re giving you a real name.

Instead, what you’re looking for are really obvious cases of someone giving you a false name. For example, they might use a name like “Mickey Mouse” or “Anonymous” or “Testing” or something along those lines. If it’s obviously fake, then you’ll want to do the following:

• Monitor the contact to see if they’re active. Sometimes a person gives a fake name, but they’re very much interested in your content. That’s perfectly fine (see below for the next step).

If they’re not active – and a re-engagement campaign doesn’t help – the you may remove the entire contact. The person may have signed up just to get a freebie, or if you have a single opt-in system someone else may have signed their friend up for your list.

• Remove the false information. If the person is engaged and seems to be a genuine contact, then remove the fake first name so that it doesn’t show up when you personalize emails.

Note: When you personalise emails, be sure that the content will look okay even if a name isn’t included.

For example: “Hi, [Name].” This looks fine even if the name isn’t included.

Another example: “[Name], what do you think?” This would look odd without the name, because of the comma and not having a capitalized first word.

Which brings us to the next point…

Personalise Once or Twice

As mentioned above, you don’t want to overuse the subscriber’s name. That’s why using it once or twice in an email is generally a good rule of thumb.

Here are three different ways to use it:

• Put it in the subject line. This is a good way to capture someone’s attention when they’re skimming their inbox. E.G., “Do you know this secret [Name]?” (Note: proper grammar says there should be a comma there, but I left it out for times when we don’t have a first name available.)

• Include it in the salutation. E.G., “Hi, [Name]”

• Embed it elsewhere in the content. E.G., “What do you think [Name]?”

Generally speaking, you should use it once in either the subject line or in the salutation. Then use it once more towards the middle or end of your content. When you embed it in content, put the name next to the most important thing you want the subscriber to read. That’s because someone who’s skimming your email will likely see their name in the middle of it, so they’ll stop and read the content surrounding it.

And finally…

Use the Word “You”

While you need to use the subscriber’s name sparingly (which makes it more effective), one word you can use generously to great effect is the word “you.” Whenever you use this word often, it means your content is focused on the reader – and that’s exactly what you want to do to keep readers interested and engaged.

Do this: check how many times you use words like “I” or “me,” and see if you can rewrite those sentences to be centered more on the reader by using the word “you.” Your goal is to say “you”, “your” and “yours” 5 times as much as you say “me” or “I”.

E.G., “I’ll teach my best dieting tips” becomes “you’ll discover the best dieting tips.”

PRO TIP: You can use deep personalisation of your email messages by using a tool such as bucket.io which creates quiz funnels by asking a series of questions and then inserting the options selected by subscribers into your followup messages.

For example, let’s say somebody answers your quiz by saying she is a 50 year old woman who enjoys surfing.

If you were renting holiday apartments near the beach, you could use that information in your messages to say something like:

“Women in their 50’s who enjoy surfing tell us they love the Halcyon apartments because the short walk to the beach saves them from having to drive miles to the beach and find a car park before they can hit the waves.”

This is a very cool feature and once it’s programmed it can run seamlessly in the background sifting and sorting your subscribers, and sending extremely personalised messages to them which are very likely to increase your conversions.

Conclusion

As you just seen, a simple way to boost your conversions both during your product launch and for long afterwards is to use your subscriber’s name once or twice within each email you send. When you’re not using their name, then be sure you’re using the word “you” often to keep the focus on your reader, their problems, and how you can help them solve those problems.

Or you can go all hog-wild and using a system like bucket.io to do deep personalisation of your messages to highly target your messages. Just be careful because the more complex your integrations, the more opportunity there is for formatting mistakes to be made.

Make sure you test your messages by reading them on a variety of browsers and platforms so you know your readers experience is going to be consistent and positive.

And if you’d like to learn more about launching your new product successfully, including seeing how Jeff Walker is segmenting people during his optin process along with examples of email sequences and case studies of people who have used PLF with outstanding success, by checking out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

Talk soon,

Rocky

P.S. Being able to create a Perfect Product is a great start, but you also need a way to generate sales in a consistent way. Running a Product launch is a proven way to not only build your list, but generate Social Proof and make a large number of sales quickly. To learn how to launch your product successfully, check out Jeff Walker’s free Product Launch Masterclass here.

PLUS: When you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you to grow your business using product launches:

1. How To Build A Profitable Launch List.
Building an email list is critical if you plan on doing a launch for your product, service or business. List Warrior will show you a proven way to use free software to build a responsive list of prospects who are ready to buy from you during your launch. Click Here.

2. How To Create The Perfect Product 
Creating a product that is perfect for your audience does not need to be difficult. How To Create The Perfect Product shows you how to build high value products your audience will love one after the other. Click Here.

3. How To Attract Buyers To Join Your Launch List So They Can Purchase Your Perfect Product.
Once you have created your Product Launch List and your Perfect Product is ready to go, you need to attract people into your world so they can buy from you. One Minute Free Traffic gives you a proven way to attract buyers with ‘Automated Traffic Machines’ so you can send those people to your optin page, your sales page, your Facebook Group or anywhere else you choose.    To learn more Click Here.

And don’t forget to check this out 🙂

How to Earn $20 in 20 Minutes With Any Topic, Niche or Hobby