November Review

Some stats to begin

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Click is an affiliate network of virtual products. Nice place to find stuff to push to your mailing list

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CJ.com is another affiliate network with bigger names and more physical goods

 

  • Design studio: USD $5413 sales, average of $180.43 in sales per day
  • Clickbank: $172 on 39 clicks, giving bout $2.24 per click
  • Dropshipping: CAD $23890 sales
  • CommissionJunction: $40 on also 39 clicks
  • Painting sales so far: $0.

Did I achieve my stated November goals?

I did start using some CRM, but so far I did not do any salesforce automation. I find it mentally painful to figure out how to do this correctly. Doing it in an half-assed way seems like a bad idea. I guess I should read a book about this to find the right way.

I did build an upsell package for my design studio. I mailed it to about half my list using mailchimp, sold about $800 worth, many people saying they will buy it the next few weeks. This is the thing I should be working on. It’s not very exciting or cool. It feels like work. I think that with the right upsell/cross sell emails I could sell about $20K because most of my customer would really benefit from buying these services. I should really work on this.

I did not write any “how I did it” post in november. I did write a post about a funny business idea, that led to being offered to buy a related business. I bought it for $1500. The seller made a video in which he explains why he sold it for so cheap (Hint: People like easy things!). Read about it here.

I also sold a dropshipping website for $1150. It turned out to be a lot trouble for so little money. I think I was better off keeping it. It was good experience to acquire however. Down the road I want to sell my bigger dropshipping websites to strategic buyers willing to pay big valuations.

Conclusion

I should work on selling to my existing customers and stop getting involved in side businesses.

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