Here we are again. Another day another dollar.
I actually have been a little lazy today, all I really did was submit another article and promote a product to my entire subscriber base. In fact you will have received the email from me a few hours ago. It’s actually not too often I promote to my whole subscriber base. However, this was a top quality product and also targeted to my main niche. So I am confident of generating quite a few sales.
I also used domain forwarding to promote this product. The original domain is www.operationebook.com so I bought the domain www.operation-ebook.com (note the hyphen-) and forwarded it to my affiliate link:
www.operationebook.com/john_thornhill_special.html as this helps disguise the affiliate link and makes my promotional email look better. You should also note the discount I managed to negotiate, something I have talked about in earlier Blog posts. This always helps with sales. However, not everything went to plan…
A little word of warning here. Test everything you do in Internet Explorer and Firefox as for the first 10-20 minutes I was doing things wrong and this resulted in Internet Explorer users being unable to purchase. Something to do with me using a framed re-direct and this resulted in the PayPal button not working in Internet Explorer (I don’t know so don’t ask). If this happened to you the links are fine now so feel free to check it out. Remember, just because something works in one browser does not mean it is guaranteed to work in another.
It was Dan Thompson who noticed this and pointed the problem out to me, it was just as well I was near my PC to get the email from him and correct things ASAP. If I wasn’t things could have been a lot worse. Lesson learned and it wont happen again.
You will also notice there is a deadline before the price of Operation eBook goes up. I plan to send a second email about 36 hours before the deadline ends. Doing this can actually result in more sales than the initial email that was sent out so bear this in mind when you are promoting a product with a deadline.
I may also do a review on this Blog after the price goes up and promote this via my autoresponder series. I know I will have to do something as I can’t let the domain I paid for go to waste 🙂