Update: The plugin is now available and is currently $27.00 until the plugin goes officially live.
On Thursday 21st April, I’ll be running a PRE-ORDER Easter Special for a new plugin called Backlinks and Traffic.
Funnily enough there are two parts to this plugin. 😉
Part One: Backlinks – is all about getting people to create links back to your site, and rewarding them for doing so.
Part Two: Traffic – is all about rewarding people for sending you traffic.
Now normally you can do this kind of thing by running an affiliate scheme, and you can still do that in parallel if you want to. But this new plugin is all about an extra, additional method of reward that will get people talking about and linking to your site. The reward can be anything you want, such as a direct cash payment in return for backlinks (yes I pay for some of my backlinks), or even an attractive product or service you can offer them.
If it’s something they want, then it will be worth their while to take a few moments out to create a few backlinks.
Here’s the thing, and one of the driving principles behind this. Many people are time rich but money poor.
They have time to go create backlinks for you, but they may not have the money to buy one of your products.
So what you can do is, you offer them your product for free in return for 10, 20 or whatever you decide, backlinks.
This is a win-win for both of you, and here’s why. They get the product for free. You get those all important backlinks to your site. And an even better idea while doing this is to tell them to join your affiliate scheme and use their affiliate link – that way it’s even more of an attractive deal to them.
They get the product for free, and also the opportunity to make some money from affiliate sales.
Just don’t make the mistake of saying to yourself “No I don’t want them to use their affiliate links.” Of course you do. Don’t actively do anything to block the flow of enthusiasm and you will reap the rewards from following that approach.
You WANT people to be excited and chat about your site on forums and blogs. Don’t you?
Every link is a potential sale and a potential new subscriber. 😉
Now looking at the second part of the plugin, you may decide you also want to give them an additional reward for sending traffic to your site. Let’s say for instance that you “know your numbers” and that for every 100 new visitors to your site, you pick up 60 new subscribers and a sale. And of those 60 new subscribers, 4 of them eventually purchase one of your other products, and that you get 6 sales of third party products you promote to them.
When you crunch all the numbers, this may mean to you that for every 100 visitors, your total earnings are $100 after affiliate payments and payment processor charges etc.
This in turn means that you could easily afford to pay 10 cents per visitor – that’s just 10% of your earnings – as an additional bonus payment of $10 per 100 visitors. If you didn’t want to pay cash, then you could even just supply another product for free.
How ATTRACTIVE do you think this would be to any potential affiliates that read about it?
Part two of this plugin – the traffic bit – will count the number of clicks coming in from sources that are registered by the people promoting your site. We use a simple method of doing this, but it works a treat!
In fact the method we use allows people to link directly to your site without using an affiliate link, which means they can link to your site from forums without having their links removed by a moderator. 😉
Is that cool or what?
Like the Lightbox Popup, I’ll be releasing the Backlinks and Traffic plugin on pre-order in just over 24 hours as I write this, on Thursday 21st April at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST).
More news tomorrow.