So yep, here it is.
I’m asking you to help me by using ConvertKit if you don’t already. It’s really a solid tool (email sequencing can be surprisingly messy on Mailchimp and Alex Becker’s Market Hero). This has by far been the easiest I’ve used. It’s actually so easy to use that I’m dedicating myself to mastering it for not only Blue Highlighted Text but every site and project moving forward.
1 Word Autoresponder
For so long I was very much confused as to what if any company had a straight-forward autoresponder they offered at a reasonable price. As a beginner, let’s face it, you have access to the less well-built tools (unless you’re starting with some good capital, in that case I’d recommend you take SEO Affiliate Domination). But, I built this site for those who are looking to get started but might only have < $500 to do so. The tricky part isn’t in choosing to bootstrap or not, I write about that at length here, but instead which tools are essential and which ones can you achieve results without early on. After doing this for about 2 years and trying every whichway to figure it out, I realized I’m definitely not the only one facing the dilemma.
One thing is for certain. You need to capture emails because not everyone will buy immediately.
As an affiliate marketer, it’s a bit different than the e-commerce approach. I started in dropshipping and realized quickly that building rapport was essential (and also time consuming).
But one of the biggest misconceptions is that you don’t build and nurture a list as an affiliate marketer.
Rapport > Everything
Ok, so I’m going to dig in here so bear with me. I built Blue Highlighted Text after taking SEO AD and making a couple (8) sales as an affiliate. No paid traffic, just guidance (shoutout Greg Jefferies) and a few tools he told me to grab.
I knew that instead of going down the path of selling physical products 24/7, I wanted the recurring revenue and would build a community in order to achieve this and something else I thought was missing from the space, RAPPORT.
Now, I’ve been super upfront about my stance as the student rather than the teacher, I’m just like you (or maybe you’ve already made more than my $394.63) I’m early in my journey and experimenting to really find what works the best for me. As a writer, I published my first book in October ‘18 (shameless plug) and realized that it’s easy for me to write because I write what I know and who I am.
So yes, I knew not everyone would want to join a community with someone who hadn’t already reached “success”, but I also realized that there would be a few that wanted to learn from me as I am on the verge and moving under the guidance of Greg Jefferies who has already succeeded and even became a ClickFunnels Dream Car winner.
So yea, I’m excited to offer a community of substance that can compete with Wealthy Affiliate and give you a step-by-step account of what’s working and what’s not.
You deserve to at least have someone on the inside shooting you straight and addressing the issues that us newcomers face.