Adam Cherrington has a YouTube ad where he claims he made $453,000 in affiliate commissions in just 60 days. At a profit margin of about 40%, that means he pocketed roughly $90,000 both of those months. Without using Amazon, Shopify, or Facebook. His goal? To teach his process to 50 people this year.
I clicked Adam’s ad and signed up for his free workshop. As the video gets underway, Adam says he’s spent $30 million in paid ads over the last three years. His return was about a third of that. So $10 million. Even better, he did it as a super affiliate. That means, he did not have to create his own products or services. No inventory. No shipping. No customer support. No messing with tricky tech stuff like WordPress, ClickFunnels, or Shopify stores.
Also, Adam gets to work from home. He’s excited to get out of bed every morning. He spends as much time as he wants with his family and friends. And vacations two months out of the year. Next, he logged into his main affiliate account, over at The Affiliati Network, and proved he’s the real deal. In fact, from 2016 to 2019, in that one account, he was able to show just under $3 million in revenue. Impressive. Then the presentation cuts to a training Adam gave in the past for a program called Inbox2020. Which is A) confusing and B) outdated. Hmm.
Adam proceeds to lay out the big picture. He does affiliate arbitrage. Basically, he’ll promote, let’s say, a weight loss supplement that pays out $60 per sale. Then he’ll run paid ads. And say it costs him $40, on average, to generate an order. Cool, so he’ll keep the difference: $20. By the way, Adam is a big fan of the health market. Specifically, weight loss and beauty. They’re massive. Consistent. Reliable. Scalable.
But who do you sell to? Adam recommends you focus on women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, as that demographic spends disproportionately big bucks online. Now for traffic. Adam’s go-to is email lists. But not lists he builds and manages himself. Other people’s lists. Of which, there are millions of marketers you can pay to blast out your offer. A big advantage of this is that, unlike Facebook and YouTube, you can get away with a lot more. You won’t get banned for accidentally violating one of their never-ending and always changing rules.
A tip Adam gives is to test your offer with an inexpensive sponsored email (where you get a small shout-out in the email) first. Only when you have a winner do you then pay for a more expensive dedicated email (where the entire email is a pitch for your affiliate product). Another thing Adam does is outsource design, landing page creation, outreach, etc., to virtual assistants in the Philippines. For pennies on the dollar, they can do most of the heavy lifting for you.
The workshop comes to a close and Adam has you read through a page of screening to see if you’re a good fit for his 1-on-1 mentoring. You’ll need at least $10,000, he warns. For most, that’ll be a deal-breaker. For the select few who have that and are still interested, two objections come to mind. One, do you want to build a business you have zero control over? Two, is selling a bogus bottle of wrinkle remover to 53 year-old Connie Carter in Jesup, Iowa really how you want to make a living? Me neither. Click below for the exact opposite of what Adam Cherrington does.
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