Yep you read that right, how often are you put off buying the latest new plugin, software tool or video course because of the cost?

This post is aimed at anyone (like me) who suffers from shiny object syndrome. I cannot resist all the latest plugins and tools I get notified about multiple times a day…I see some products and just have to buy them…it doesn’t matter whether that product sits on my hard drive and gathers dust…which is invariably what happens to many of the products I purchase.

When I mentioned in the title you could get these products for free, in the early days you will still have to buy them…but you will earn your money back quickly and more! As time goes by and implementing  the following strategy you will also get products for free…indeed some product developers will contact you and eagerly offer you review copies to get you to promote, that’s what happens to me.

So what the hell is this strategy Rob? and how do I get to benefit from all the cool products I want?

Firstly you are going to need to set up a review blog, the object of the strategy is to promote everything that you purchase. Make sure you check out the products beforehand, look at the reputations of the sellers of the products, read the reviews make sure you are investing wisely. I never promote anything that I do not use myself and I am concerned about quality, I value my blog readers and list subscribers and their satisfaction is very important to me.

Start to view those annoying promotional emails you receive several times a day as a valuable resource  which you can profit from. You  can be sure of a couple of things, the products being promoted are converting well and (hopefully) are good too. This is where you will need to do your research and check out reviews of the products before you commit. People receiving my emails can be assured that I purchase and test everything, I will never promote crap, no matter who asks me,…the product has to be good!

After reading the reviews and getting a feel of the reputation of the seller, look at how well they support their buyers on the thread…are they helpful? or do they appear to not give a toss? Next, , check out the affiliate platform where they are promoting.Take a look at the price and how well the product is selling and also look at the refund rate.

Before you approach the affiliate make sure that you have a good quality review blog set up, this is not going to be an overnight one click strategy…but if you work at this with a passion, you will create a profitable online business.

The hard part is going to convince the seller that you are going to be a trustworthy affiliate, unfortunately there are some scammers out there who have made it harder for new affiliates to get accepted. However on JVZoo you may find that the seller approves you, but doesn’t put you on instant payment until they can be sure that they trust you. This means you’ll have to wait a couple of months until you receive your commissions…but hell, if you start doing this regularly, you’ll be setting yourself up with several streams of recurring income…it really is awesome, I still get payments for products I’ve promoted several months ago!

The first thing you need to do is to purchase a domain for your review site, obviously if you are going to capitalize on free traffic then it will be time  to consult the Google Adwords tool, Market Samurai, Traffic Travis, Nichecracker etc. Keyword research is beyond the scope of this article, so I will not address it here.

I recently purchased Walt Baylis’s PR Powershot which could give your domain a headstart, the software reveals Expired domains with Page Rank, with the software it is easy to pick up domains of PR3 and above for a few dollars, this is now one tool I regularly use and wouldn’t want to be without. This tool would also be good for setting up your own private high PR blog network…it’s an essential purchase in my book and Walt is a great guy if you need support he’s there to help you right away!

Check Out PR Powershot Here 

Here are a couple of attractive review themes which you may like to consider for your review site, you can purchase both for a few dollars with developer licenses. Or you can always search for free themes too which will do an adequate job, I however like the two below :)

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Elite review Theme – Get It Here

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Fantastic Review Theme – Get It Here

OK so you have set up your review blog, now it’s time to give some detailed reviews of some of those products you’ve purchased in the past which have been gathering dust on your hard drive. Be totally honest and as descriptive as possible, If the product is the “Dog’s Danglers” then let your readers know and if something was not quite up to scratch talk about why the product doesn’t quite cut it. The more passion you can put into your writing the better and your readers will appreciate it and you will have the foundation of a great online business.

Once you are established, use forum marketing to promote your review site. Take advantage of having a signature link on places like the Warrior Forum. You can get a lot of traffic this way. All you have to do is to be helpful and respond to the questions people are asking. You don’t need to promote your site at all, if you establish trust then people will be curious and will visit your site. You might find my Forum Renegade software useful to this end, as it allows you to do targeted searches on forums in your niche, Nichegenerator is also a very useful tool which will help you…but that’s enough self promotion :)

I hope you have found this post useful and that you can now start a successful online review site.

Cheers

Rob

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5 Responses to How To Get Great IM Products For Free

  • You are so right! Addiction to the shiny objects is relentless.
    I posted sticky notes on my credit card “Do not purchase shiny objects” well you know that didn’t work. I am a hopeless addict.
    Enjoyed this post!

  • “Dog’s danglers”? Is that from the canine version of “50 Shades of Grey”? Funny stuff.

  • hi rob
    just a few lines to say this was a very good post which made me feel a lot better about myself i now realize that i am not alone in this shinny object syndrome and there is something positive i can do about it.
    many thanks rob

  • Hey Rob,

    Yes the ‘shiny object syndrome’ is certainly an issue for all of us… I have many plugins etc that I have not even looked at and I dare say that as each day goes by, newer technology has made them obsolete, rendering my purchase useless! I had made a reference recently in an email to you about Backup Creator and to emphasize the point about software gathering dust on one’s hard drives… sometime ago now [8 months+] I purchased the Walt Baylis PR Powershot software and have never opened it!! I will now that you have endorsed it, but I had to unsub from Walt because he drove me crazy with endless offers filling up my inbox that promoted other affiliate offers.

    I also received your recommendation on the Nichecraker plugin, prior to your post reference above, which looks really good, but there have been so many new keyword tools release recently it can become a little confusing as to which one is the best option. I already own Market Samurai and Alex Safie’s Stealth Keyword Digger and a few others, so it seems that if I wait another few months there is a strong possibility that another updated keyword tool will be introduced into the market – it seems that we’re all on this tread mill!

  • Hey Graeme, I think the problem is that we get stuck in this “buying loop” where we are continuously looking for the next product that is going to help us to achieve a dream of financial independence. I think we’ve been conditioned by marketers to be this way. I was pretty much the same as you with PR Powershot, I played with it, evaluated it and then forgot about it. It was only when I got into the idea of starting a private blog network and was also creating a similar program myself, that I really saw the value of that software. I can totally relate to where you’re coming from with regards to keyword software too as I think I must have purchased every keyword tool there is. I think the problem that a lot of people have is that they get fed up with being on marketers lists.

    I know we all receive a crazy amount of e-mails from marketers promoting products, but I see this as more of an opportunity to learn from the other marketers out there, to look at their swipe copy and to improve the way the way that I do things. Sure it gets crazy and some marketers are totally ruthless with their promotions, but at the end of the day there’s a lot of truth in the old adage “The money is in the list”

    Anyone that knows me understands that I will only ever promote products which I have faith in and use myself and are not solely into Internet marketing just to make money, I genuinely want to help people.

    I hope this post inspires people to think about profiting from the products that they have purchased and to have something productive to take away from “Shiny Object Syndrome”

    Thanks so much for your comments

    Rob

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