Hey guys. This one took me by surprise but let’s get down to it. Let’s find out what this “Top Affiliate Marketer” did to generate affiliate commissions.
So during the launch promotion of Email Marketing On Fire, I came across an email by Benjamin Fletcher.
He was promoting Email Marketing On Fire in his email, but he was also giving bonuses away in return for affiliate commissions.
He gave away two bonuses in his promotion: his list of reputable solo ad providers and his template where he generated a 40% conversion rate on his squeeze page.
This was based on the product he created for the release of Email Marketing On Fire.
The Ghastly Details…
So, Ben Fletcher’s promo went something like this: If you buy Email Marketing On Fire and any one of its upsells, you would have got a new product plus two bonuses.
Here’s my thing: I already had the product Ben was promoting (Email Marketing On Fire) so I didn’t want to buy it again just to get the bonuses.
So, I decided to bite the bullet and buy Ben Fletcher’s product and bonuses outright.
It cost me a pretty penny and it would have been less had I just bought Email Marketing On Fire again and one of its upsells.
But I said to myself, what the heck and bought it. Had I purchased Email Marketing On Fire, Ben would have generated affiliate commissions from my purchase.
When I got to the “product”, I was a bit surprised. The product that I had purchased, I already owned!
This was the third time I purchased the same product (silly me)!
So, that was a rough lesson for me to look at my purchase as an expensive learning lesson.
Without seeing the product, there was no way to know for sure that I was getting something I had already invested in (that’s a good thing).
I Decided To Learn…
So, to appease myself, I broke it down like this: Since I already have the product, I might as well go through it now that I bought it twice.
Plus, now I’m more obligated to go through the product and use the two bonuses Ben supplied with it.
Also, I had full intentions of figuring out how Ben promoted Email Marketing On Fire from start to finish.
I can’t say what product he used without exposing it, so I will not.
But, I must say that whatever Ben did to get his subscribers to buy Email Marketing On Fire was not unethical or wrong.
It was just a clever marketing move he did and it worked in my opinion.
Barry Rodgers did the same but differently (Barry used the products to create his product “launch”).
So, with that said, it’s not out of the ordinary to use products to create your product. The key is that the product you use has to be of high quality.
Only then will buyers not care much about if the product is sound or not. If it teaches what it’s marketed to teach then it’s good in my eyes.
Technically, Ben took use of the product in the right way; He added to it, turned around, and sold it. This method can be used with PLR products as well.
Plus, depending on your license rights, you can give the product away as a bonus for affiliate commissions.
The Method Works…
You can do the same thing Ben did; acquire PLR products, add to them then turn around and sell them.
You have to make sure that your marketing is spot on for this to work.
Without good marketing, you’ll just have a good product sitting around.
If you do this, you have the option of going the public product launch way or the private promo to your email list way.
(In Barry Rodgers’s case I think Barry did both… the private launch and then the public launch. So you can do both or just one, whatever works for you.)
Liz Tomey might be the first I’ve seen do this. Barry maybe the second. Ben is probably the third.
This is the crazy part: Barry & Ben did this while the “products” were still on the market. Quite brave, if you ask me.
I wouldn’t do this unless I knew the products were off the market for good and nobody was selling them.
This way, people would not be able to tell that the original product was a PLR product.
That’s how I would have an “advantage”. Plus, if I wanted to, I could continue to use the old “product name” as leverage (or as a hashtag/traffic generator).
This is just in case some people were trying to get the product but can’t, they can still look up the old product name and find it.
Either way, people should not care if the product is still sold on the market or not.
If it’s good, it should not matter. But, in the case that it is still sold, by all means, rebrand/rewrite/reformat/repurpose it so you won’t have to deal with the consumer problems.
At the end of the day, even if you add to the “product”, it’ll be your own “offer” so, in a sense, it is your “product”.
Generating affiliate commissions and making money this way isn’t impossible. Like anything in life, It just takes some work. It can be highly lucrative if you decide to do this.
I know I have a bunch of limited PLR products that came off the ‘net. Some of which I can sell as is or with PLR rights.
So, I can do this as well and for me, it’s only a matter of time until I start to.
I’ve seen too much success from multiple people now to not do it.
By the way, the launch pricing for Email Marketing On Fire ended. It’s still quite inexpensive given the concepts you’ll learn and the bonuses included. Take a look if you haven’t yet.
Till Next Time…
P.s. Ben has a product coming out next week. Get the notification on the drop by signing up to my list. The sign-up box is in the upper right corner of this website. I’ll be reviewing Ben’s product when it launches so look out for that.
EDIT: That review for that product is right over here. Check it out.
p.s.s. If you want to check out Ben’s website, you can check it out at fletcherblog.com