I am going to go over some major and exciting updates today, but first – I want to go over a recent success story from the old forum (HWA 1.0) on a long time student of HWA marketing. We can now all see just how important persistence really is…
Roy has been a member of HWA from since near the start. He has been plugging away for around 8 months (at the time of this article) and was becoming frustrated and even de-heartened that he did not have a sale yet. (Understandable and something I and other successful affiliate marketers have all been through).
To me, this crucial stage is the make or break point in affiliate marketing with HWA… You’ve been doing the work, learning as much as you can from the membership - and now your will is being tested.
This very important stage that we all go through… is going to test whether you will give up, or come out at the other end with a smile on your face.
I will now share Roy’s posts in my private forum so that you can all see the power of sheer determination… (I am posting these in this blog post here exactly as they come to me – typos may remain so I can keep this raw and natural).
Although I am not reporting sales I would like to share with you all what for me is definitely a success! Today I was awarded my Platinum status on EzineArticles.com. It has been a long hard struggle but in the absence of sales I feel that I have achieved something today.
For some of you this may be no big deal but I am putting this on the forum to encourage those of you who are finding Ezine difficult, to keep at it. Thankfully I have got there with a bit of perseverance, and so can you!
Some of you may have seen me comment before on Ezine, and I apologise for the language used. What I did take from the feedback was that Ezine are one of the best, if not the best Directory for generating site traffic.
My hope is that this will assist in getting me more traffic and lead to sales.
We are all here to make a success of our efforts and with John’s guidance we all have it in us to do it. Aside from John’s help it never ceases to amaze me how helpful the individual members on the forum are and I would like to thank many of you again for the help they have given me personally.
It is my hope that I can give some back in the not too distant future.
Keep on keepin’ on guys and gals!
All the best
Roy (aka “the hairy arsed Scot)”
Although Roy was not reporting a sale here, it shows that he is still persisting and achieving results in his business that will inevitably lead to a sale down the road…
My forum manager Mary made a nice reply to this post that I feel is important for my subscribers to read as well:
First off, a massive congratulations on achieving Platinum status on EzineArticles!
Given how strict they have become with their article guidelines, that is actually quite an achievement and one you should rightly be proud of!
I am so glad that you persevered Roy, because if you have the perseverance to work on increasing your profile as an author on a well-respected site like EzineArticles, then you have the perseverance to continue working the system until the sales start to flow. And I am certain that the sales will come in time, probably when you least expect it!
Personally, I see each step I take each day, as a step closer to achieving my goals and dreams. Whether that is having an article accepted, creating and publishing a blog post, or generating backlinks to my website, regardless of whether I made a sale or not, I know that I took action, and that the rewards will come in time.
Keep doing what you are doing Roy, and I have no doubt you will be successful. You have the right attitude.
Congratulations again on becoming a Platinum author with EzineArticles! You should be very proud and celebrate!
all the best,
A few days later – Roy reported back in my private forum:
“Hi all, it’s me again. This has been an excellent week for me! Platinum on Ezine then a couple of days later what should roll along but……….
MY FIRST SALE!!
It’s only a small one but they all count. Can I just say to all of you out there who may be down-hearted about no sales to stay focused and things will happen…
This system works!!!
The next day on the same thread:
“Another two sales came in this morning. Both of them reasonable sized orders! Thanks to everyone for their help, encouragement and support. I can’t stop smiling this morning!”
You can see one of the orders Roy pulled in below after he kindly emailed me the details: (I have omitted the customer name for privacy reasons)
We have just processed and shipped the following order from your Partner link:
Country: United States of America
1 x Total Balance Men’s Premium @ $47.75 = 47.75
2 x Omega 3 / QH Ultra @ $25.95 = 51.90
1 x Total Balance Women’s Premium @ $47.75 = 47.75
2 x Cholest-Natural @ $32.95 = 65.90
1 x Digesten-K @ $34.45 = 34.45
Total Product Value: 247.75
Your commission from this sale is $41.71 (USD).”
What’s important here is Roy now knows affiliate marketing is for real and I am sure one day, the rest will be history for him.
Major HWA Updates…
Due to the launch of a my private portal as part of your new free membership, the entire blueprint and training material has been revamped.
Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 of HWA marketing have all been updated…
I will also update the private portal from time to time, and give you new hot info to help you on your affiliate marketing journey…
I know many members are getting frustrated with the article directories, me included. So for this reason, I felt I needed to create something (a new system) that would eradicate all of these problems once and for all. On top of that, we need a source that is more powerful than all of these directories so we all win long term… That’s why I offer HWA guest posting services now, within both membership portals. Article marketing is only for other related websites that have a following (guest posting), or the top websites that help your websites get noticed for phase 1.
On a personal note - We have a new baby on the way and we are in the middle of a huge move to the other end of the country to get away from city life. Everything is hectic over here, but I will do my best to get these calls updated over the next few months.
I know this is a lot to swallow (with all the changes) and I am thrown a lot of changes/updates at you on this newsletter. However, I wanted to get all the updates over to you so I can get back to work on everything else I am doing for HWA.
I had a feeling HWA would need a major update after around 12 months. The internet is constantly changing. On that note, HWA will continually adapt and evolve to keep up with the latest trends. (HWA 2.0 is the next stage of HWA marketing).
Call me biased, but I now feel HWA is the best place to be for health niche affiliate marketing.
Up and coming – HWA UNIQUE CHALLENGE… (100 websites in 12 months!)
Stay tuned for the roll out of 100 websites over 12 months. I will reveal all I can, from keyword research, to link building – everything I do I will journal. The goal is to have 100 websites out and promoted within a 12 month period. I am going for an income of at least $1000 a month with this case study. You may not think this is a lot to aim for, but these websites don’t take me long to put up. I’ll also show you how it’s all about ROI.
I’ll reveal the expenses spent, and since it will all be transparent – you’ll realise why only $1000 a month from 100 micro sites is actually a BIG success…
Speak to you all soon and thanks for reading.