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I started this article with the words “I’m going to be totally honest and up-front with you in this article: – I need some funding, urgently, to finance next years’ operations.” – ( Blog Marketing Academy to the rescue. )
I’ve known Blog Marketing Academy’s creator and owner, David Risley, for a good number of years: He’s an honest and straight-up guy: ‘Very articulate; but he takes no bullshit and he gives no bullshit. I respect him as a person, and I admire his entrepreneurial successes.
Because I was a member; I was invited – in late November 2016 – to participate in an affiliate campaign promoting his resourceful, well-put-together, and informative Blog Marketing Academy.
So I started off the campaign with a dual promotion: I’d been promotingSiteGround hosting up until that point; and since David Risley recommends SiteGround to his students for their hosting; I used the SiteGround promotion to lead in to the Blog Marketing Academy promotion.
Initially I sent prospects directly to Blog Marketing Academy,
but after a few days I changed tack and ran the publicity part of that aspect of the promotion here on my website: An article for the prospect to read on a landing page that I’d created, in order to consolidate the lead before giving them the option of clicking one of three links on said landing page and proceeding forward to the Blog Marketing Academy site.
Following on from that,
after only a few days, I felt that the slogan may be giving prospects a false impression of the adverts’ target; despite the ad performing rather well. It was with this in mind that I changed the ads’ format with a better description of the ads’ purpose, + a reason to want to click it.
Surprisingly the ad hasn’t done quite as well as the original at time of writing, after only a short test. However by the magic of retargeting my original ad is still appearing on Facebook and maybe some other sites, and is still attracting around 0.3 times as many prospects to my original landing-page article as this new ad is attracting prospects to a new squeeze page article, originally authored by David Risley himself; but adapted for my own purpose and reproduced again on this website.
Retargeting is an awesome yet little-known method of lead generation which is dirt-cheap, easy as pie, and covered by Blog Marketing Academy’s teaching materials.
…Well look you might loosely describe my adapting and publishing David’s article as neo-plagiarism – at a push; but when it comes to advertising and imparting information, David knows his stuff, and accomplishes it far better than I ever could. – So it’s only fair that; since I’m promoting his website, and I’m on a smaller-than-standard sales-value-override, it is only fair that he provides, at least the source-material, in order that I can hopefully promote his website more effectively and in a way that is similar to his style so that the prospects are immediately feeling more “at home”.
My next idea was run concurrently with the latter part of the second campaign.
(It’ll in fact start running shortly after time of writing.) The ad is very basic, and so is the campaign in this case also.
I felt that, although I was consolidating leads and filtering them through to Blog Marketing Academy with both a landing-page article written by myself as well as an article adapted from material originally written by David Risley himself, there may be the odd case in which the prospect is confused by either or both articles and doesn’t click the link to BMA when they otherwise would.
I like to pre-empt and be prepared for all eventualities; therefore I’m using this campaign to once again send the prospect directly to BMA, without any filtering or consolidation.
As I indicated earlier; the ad is very basic, in fact somewhat more basic than I was intending it to be. – This was due to the fussiness of Facebook; who like ads to be bereft of text. – I mean using too much text might convey meaning; and we can’t have any type of deep communication conveyed on the social network Facebook now can we. (A look at a large percentage of the users will demonstrate that many of them are incapable of much more than basic communication – incorporating grammatical and typographical errors – anyway.)
And so it is with hopeful heart and bounteous – but nevertheless uncertain: Nothing is certain – expectation that I am using some of the practices taught by David Risley’s Blog Marketing Academy, incorporating my own twist, in order to generate some funding for the coming year. Why? Because I know that David knows his stuff: If he can generate $12,000 while on vacation on a cruise ship, (I remember it happening. – I’ve known him a while.) then I trust him to show me how to do similar.
*Update: For whatever reason, long before 24-hours after the campaign was activated, I’ve already received the best response of all from my latest campaign; with over 123 link clicks in a 15-hour period. These respondent prospects are being sent directly to the registration page for watching David Risley’s training webinar which he provides as a part of a no-obligation introductory sequence as a lead up to prospective Blog Marketing Academy membership, as well as as an example of the value of the great content that he provides.
I personally am buzzing with excitement at, not just the recent release of updated training aids which considerably over-deliver in terms of value, but also the expectation of some of the new training materials that will shortly be released within the Blog Monetization Lab, in addition to the many quality examples of outstanding value that already exist. – But I won’t get carried away with this enthusiasm. – I’ll just leave it to you to sample for yourself.
Join us. – Sign up for David’s free webinar, see what you think, and if you’re impressed then why not come on board with the rest of us? You’ll be glad that you did, and you’ll be sailing towards success in 2017 if you put enough into it.