Today I was blown away by an email Greg sent. He added a Free Clickfunnels course to SEO Affiliate Domination.
Greg Jeffries Clickfunnels career has been somewhat of an anomaly mostly because he did it with SEO rather than paid traffic like the majority of his peers with the prestigious award.
It’s absolutely amazing the content and support provided just from the core SEO AD.
Check out my review of the SEO Affiliate Domination main course here.
But now we get access to a course addressing a very popular and profitable affiliate program in Clickfunnels.
And to top it off, he’s a Dream Car Winner and 2 comma club member so the blueprint is solid.
Learning from the right people
This affiliate marketing stuff can be difficult.
Not because it inherently takes time and persistence. But, because there are so many people to learn from that it turns into a distraction at some point.
There's no shortage of wannabes and salespeople posing as great affiliate marketers. Greg Jeffries actually does this, he's an affiliate first and his course is a product of what he's done that worked for him.
I know because I talk to the guy every couple weeks.
So, what I did was I decided to unsubscribe from all but two newsletters that I was getting. It was really hard to make the cuts, but I knew that in order to hit my personal goal of 100 blog posts for this blog by February 2nd I would need to be focused and super guarded as to what I’m learning and implementing soonafter.
Growth & Responsibility
Like so many, I’m starting to grow tired of not having one thing actually pop for me. My sales for Meditation Life are sporadic at best, I’m facing a decision to go back into corporate Finance, and I’ll be approaching that oh so important 90-day mark soon for this blog.
Now that content is pretty much 90% of the way done. It’s definitely time to dig into best practices and double-check that I’m positioning the brand in the best light possible.
The best way to do that is to retake SEO AD and engage with the community of those who have actually done it before me. I found this, I took some time off and came back to find a ClickFunnels course led by Greg Jeffries as well as a few noteworthy add-ons in Six Figure Society and Domination Labs.
ClickFunnels Affiliate Bootcamp
I'll add this stat again because it's oh so relevant.
“Most months 81% of active ClickFunnels affiliates make less than $200”
Directly from the ClickFunnels Affiliate Bootcamp website.
It's bigger than trying hard, that's the hard truth about what it takes to win online.
It reminds me of one of my favorite boxers:
The parallels are everywhere.
I believe many start an endeavor thinking that all we need is one strategy or hack to absolutely dominate. After months and sometimes years of frustration we begin to realize that being good enough at affiliate marketing to hit our goals often means we'll need to develop the skills surrounding the task at hand.
In this metaphor, boxing is the ultimate goal.
But in order to box as effectively as possible, your training needs to be the first focal point. You start with form, conditioning, and basic mechanics.
You don't arrive at a gym and start sparring immediately.
Guys who insist usually leave limping, trust me, I've seen it.
You'll need to approach this new task with humility and patience.
“There's 40 or 50 different ways I can beat a fighter.” – Floyd Mayweather
The ClickFunnels Affiliate Bootcamp is a dojo you can choose to enter if you want. However, I think it might be wise to consider alternatives as you train your approach and learn to win in a game where the best get the lion's share of the profits.
Checkout SEO AD's Free Course at least.
Asking Better Questions
I think the best part about going into a situation where you are the newbie and others are seasoned is that you get a chance to fully accept the difference in skill and experience.
I was reminded this just yesterday on a call with Greg. I mentioned that I never put effort into ClickFunnels because I believed the program to be too elite for me as a beginner. He surprised me when he said:
“Wrong, it's wide open most affiliates don't actually make any commissions.”Greg Jeffries ClickFunnels SuperAffiliate
This really got me.
My mind started to really look back and ask, well now that I've made some money as an affiliate what else am I overestimating the difficulty of?
Then I remember the first SEO AD group conference call. I was so confused, I was taking notes and googling while others in the group conversed about plugins I never heard of and something called a Private Blog Network. To be real, I still am learning about PBNs and backlinks.
It was so far over my head I wasn’t entirely sure I would ever be able to understand. After the 2nd or 3rd meeting though I started to connect the dots. I started to realize I was the dumbest in the room, this made me happy that I was able to get my foot in this door.
Connect The Dots
I think this alone is the reason why I like SEO Affiliate Domination so much more than Wealthy Affiliate. There is difficulty that we can’t avoid. In SEO AD you’re confronted with it head on from the get-go. You learn to swim by jumping in the deep end.
As a beginner I learned so much about building a WordPress site, connecting plugins, hosting, and domain registration. The good thing is I felt accomplished during each step of the way. This is something that was lacking in WA.
I really felt like I was learning during the ENTIRE COURSE. The biggest issue I’ve had with WA is the repetition in the teaching. I get that repetition is form of learning that works for some. I never needed that though, I'm better off with being immersed by the higher-level concepts and approaches so I can then reverse engineer the meaning and strategy behind it over time.
You could say that I enjoy the reveal.
I understand how to blog and the lessons reinforce the basics of blogging time and time again without going into details as to how to build a more targeted and specific blog.
I realize that authority blogging is an art of it's own and also an essential part of ranking and gaining tons of organic traffic.
The problem with it is there is so much more to learn in terms of how to make it better. SEO AD addresses that in the Facebook Group that accompanies the purchase of the course. You get introduced to a community of affiliate marketers from different schools of thought and get to expand far outside of the knowledge introduced in the SEO AD core class.
In other words, that curiosity is sparked early with SEO AD and the result for me was a site that captures email and has a welcome chatbot which also captures visitor info. I used GetGist for that, you can check out the review here.
2 Comma Club Member
Earning membership into the prestigious Two Comma Club means you've generated at least a million dollars in revenue through ClickFunnels.
It's a huge task and worth celebrating for sure as you have broken into some big numbers as a memeber and at least have proof of concept at the very least measure.
I think the fact that learning from someone that has the skill to reach this level is a good measure of their understanding of internet marketing and worth hearing them out.
On the flipside, this award plaque is seen just about everywhere online as you get YouTube and Facebook ads from different people hustling courses and offering the plaque as a sign of status and success.
In It For The Longhaul
Regardless if this blog never make a single cent, I've already mentally committed myself to the idea of making money due to successfully creating the right content for the right keywords. I hammer on this point because it's a common theme in the best resources I've found on authority blogging:
You'll begin to understand the affiliate marketing value chain and also that money is indeed a byproduct rather than a target.
Once I understood that shift in perspective, I began to rank my content. Rework older blog posts, and ultimately earn sales as a result of everything else.
I've mentioned that skills serve as a foundation for data-driven marketing and how that approach spilled over for me.
Endurance and determination have to come from somewhere, luckily it's been engrained in the very fabric of my journey thus far to be curious and look for a better way to succeed.