About

How I Started

JJ

My name is JJ Banning and live in Marion, Iowa

I want to show you how I started my internet business and my struggles and losses when I started.

I started out buying several domain names and started out making a dog site in 2018 and dabbled in making a wordpress site.  I was working full time so only spent a few hours per week learning wordpress and writing a few articles on my dog site.

I didn’t really know what to expect, as I was interested in dogs, and thought more of this as a hobby.

I was thinking this was a specific niche and might be able to get some keywords ranked high on Google and make a little extra money each month.

I signed up as an affiliate on Amazon and also signed up with Clickbank as an affiliate for a dog training course.

I then bought both Google Ads and Bing Ads thinking those would generate sales.

After spending about $500 I had only generated about $120 in sales so had a net loss of $380.

Being a bit discouraged with those results, I bought courses, software programs, and attended webinars to educate myself on becoming a successful affiliate marketer.

I setup a few more websites with different niches, but found myself jumping around from product to product in hoping something will stick.

I believe many beginners have that same problem, as there is so much information out there and easy to get confused and sidetracked.

One of the courses that I purchased mentioned writing more articles focusing on low competition keywords.  So I focused on those less competitive keywords that get 100-200 searches per month.

Then in 2020 the pandemic hit and was laid off due to covid.

Being laid off, I devoted more time to writing more articles on these less competitive keywords.

After a few months, I was able to get a dozen keyword phrases ranked on the top ten of Google.

However, the downside was that these keyword phrases had such low searches per month they didn’t add up to a lot of traffic.

In fact the site generated about $5 per month from Google Adsense.

Even though that is free organic traffic...a whopping $5 per month isn’t exactly what I was hoping for!

Then in September 2020 I was on an email list and contacted the person who emailed me. 

We chatted online and he ended up being a mentor and told me how to setup an autoresponder, funnel pages, and purchase leads.

He also taught me how to find the good high converting niche products.

Some of these were in Clickbank and also Warrior Plus  Thus, I signed up as an affiliate and setting up my first funnel page and bridge page.

I then purchased leads that went out on a solo ad, and after the 48 hours I was shocked to see that 30% of the leads opted into my Aweber email list and I made $287 in one day.  

Now, I continue to buy leads each week. Some days orders come in and some days not, but at the end of each month I am making profits.  

In addition to that, my email list is growing, which enables me to send out email messages to those subscribers.  

One thing I have learned is that when starting out you need to have patience.  Plus, you have to put in your time to work.  At least a few hours per day.

The results might not happen overnight, but if you continue to work and invest in leads your list will grow and it will eventually payoff.

So you might be asking who am I and why would you want to listen to me?

First of all, I am transparent and will show you my profits and losses.

Have you ever noticed whenever you come across a Youtube video or Facebook ad, someone talks about how much money they made online.  However, they will not tell you know how much they spent to get the profits they claim.

Nor will anyone rarely ever say..."Here’s an ad I ran and lost $500".

My results will be posted so you can see firsthand of how they converted or didn't convert.

I will continue researching and finding new products and testing out different programs each month.

I have created some videos to show you some of the results and pros and cons of different products.

If you notice I use my own voice on the videos and that my photo.

However, I don’t care to be on camera.   When the camera is turned on I fumble a bit and would rather record my audio and then show screenshots explaining things.

I talk to a lot of affiliates and many of them do not like to show themselves on camera either.  Were all kind of shy I guess.

My goal is to show you the right products to promote, how to build a funnel and bridge page, how to setup an email autoresponder and how to get leads to build your email list and get sales.

You might be asking why I would want to help you.

Well first, of all from a selfish standpoint...many of the products I promote are 2 tier.  Basically, so if you promote them and get a sale, I will make a commission as well.

Secondly, I only want to promote products that are useful and don't want to promote crap.  If I chose to promote a product that was not any good, then word would get out and it would not be good for my business or reputation.

And third, I do like to see other people succeed.  I struggled a lot in these past few years and know what it is like to be financially hurting.  

So if I can help others to succeed this helps my success both personally and financially as well.

Please check out all my videos and articles and if you like to email me or even chat online, I would be happy to talk to you about your struggles or what you are trying to accomplish.

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