In another article, I talked about the state of the internet. The most effective marketing method by far today is the marketing funnel. That said, the greasy, slimy marketers and gurus who have managed to stay ahead of the game are up to their eyeballs trying to kill the market.
You've heard the term – “The money is in the list” right? Well, these guys have marketing psychology down to a fine science. They know exactly how to trigger you into parting with just a few more bucks. They draw you in with a small investment ($12 to $37) and then build from there.
The diagram above is a real-life funnel captured moments ago from a product on JVZoo. These marketers put high-quality Ad Copy into that first offer at $37. They don't tell you that there are 6 upsells that follow this investment.
Will you $37 purchase work? Oh sure, it will – but not very well. You'll have to do a lot of grunt work and invest in several outside sources to get it going. I find this model of marketing to be highly misleading. If it were up to me, I'd have the FTC ban these guys for life.
The sad thing is that most of these programs in the end, only teach you to do to others what these guys are doing to you. It's like the world's largest Ponzi Hive!
My advice is to NOT GET INTO this game. It's a rat race to hell. Instead, learn to use funnels to promote great Clickbank, Shareasale, or CPA products. Sell hard products from AliExpress or Alibaba using the funnel system to work for you. Alternatively, you can find a product locally and sell it on Amazon. You can also write books for Kindle or run a popular blog that draws in Adsense revenue. There are plenty of ways to do this properly. All you need to do is find a source (like PMB) for tips and tricks and then just start working!