When I started building this affiliate marketing funnel, I literally made the entire funnel in one single night. I did not overthink, I did not think much about what should be the headline, the copy, etc. Nothing!
I planned it out on a paper, started bulding the framework, and just went on writing whatever came to my mind (maybe I wasn't even serious about making this funnel live). Here's the plan that I made on paper
Basically, it's a slightly advanced affiliate marketing funnel. I'll explain the strategy for this funnel in different post, but let me just give you a brief idea (starting from left)...
I'll drive traffic from YouTube (because I like making videos) to an opt-in page, and from there to a course page. And there in the course page, I made a very small box where I briefly mentioned my affiliate offer. Only interested people would click the link and could be directed to another opt-in page. After submitting this button, they would be shown my bridge page where I explain my offer in detail.
Now the reason I kept 2 opt-ins was because I only wanted to send out my affiliate offers to people who were interested in that product. I sent followup emails about the affiliate offer only to the people who opted-in for the second time. That is because I believed that relevant offers be shown to people who are actually interested.
Well, this funnel was working, but it was giving me pretty slow results. Like around 1 conversion in approx 30-40 days.
Since it gave me very slow results, I decided to tweak the funnel and try a different one. Here is what I mapped out
This one is a much much much complex funnel than the previous one. Again, I'll explain you more about the psychology of this funnel some other day, but here's a brief summary (just focus on the top half)
There's an opt-in page, and as a traditional affiliate marketing funnel works, the visitors would be redirected to a thankyou page, where I will briefly mention my affiliate offer. And instead of directly sending them to the course, I decided to send the course details in the email (after a delay of 4-minutes just so they have a look at my offer).
They receive the course details in the email, and again inside the course, I had a small post, but this time I skipped the second opt-in.
And mind you, I made this entire funnel in a single night, wrote 5-day email sequence, and all the rest of the stuff in just one night!
So let's talk about the results?
This time, as soon as I made these changes to the funnel, within 4 days I made around ₹15,000!
I don't know it's just luck or if it's actually converting better, but I've seen that I'm getting more affiliate link clicks with my updated second funnel 🙂
So, as you saw, I don't overthink, I just do stuff. And I believe that's the only thing that matters. It doesn't matter what resources you have, it doesn't matter how much experienced you are, it doesn't matter what theme/hosting/software you use, and it doesn't matter if people will like it or not.
Just do. That's the only thing that matters.
Everybody starts somewhere. Even I had 0 subscribers one day.
But you can reach to level 10 only when you start playing the game at level 1.
I hope this post inspired you to start taking action. Don't be scared to do the work.
If you've read this far, thank you 🙂 I really appreciate your time and attention. Let me know in the comments what you feel about this post.
P.S. If you want to learn these funnel building skills, then One Funnel Away is the best training to start. It works for affiliate marketing as well 🙂