Well the answer to that is both yes and no. I have been safe listing (so to speak) for some time now. Not too long I must add, but that makes no difference because I have learned a way to make any safe list work for you.
When I test a particular method, I do so by combining a few tactics that actually worked for me. These are also the kind of methods and tactics responsible for various successful eBook Publication and Click Bank Product Launch. And yes, when I say “Worked for Me”, I mean I actually had Sales from that particular combined method and tactics.
But, like with everything online there should be a catch, right? And right you are, there are indeed a few “Catches” actually. Simple ones, but effective none the less. And in two words, it’s all about CONTENT and RESEARCH!
But FIRST – You must find the Right Safe Lists with responsive audiences, and that is precisely where the research and also most time consuming exercise comes in play. Now, I have a particular research tactic by means of Two Free Tools. As the demonstration is an entire Blog Post on its own, you may want to read more on This First – 2-simple-research-tactics-for-exponential-visitor-conversion-at-no-cost
This same tactic is responsible to lead me to Commenting Sites with Literally MILLIONS of Visitors, and you can discover those sites by using these tools. With this exact method, I have also researched and discovered Safe Lists with Thousands of Active Members and some as high as Google Page Rank ONE! The first sale I had was less than a week after setting up these safe lists.
Now I will share the 4 Best Safe Lists on the Planet later in the article, Point is I wanted to show you how to do your own research. It is of more value to me that you understand the logic behind the method besides, I’m fascinated with the entire concept of actually making money online.
You must learn the two most important leveraging tactics first – I’m not quite sure which of the two is more important, but my gut is assuming the link or sales page you wish to share. As an affiliate marketer, again this will require quite some research and you have to base your product selection on a common Need within Your Niche.
This is quite a sequence you need to understand, before you even think of receiving BUYER Traffic from Safe Lists. Allow me to also divert your attention to another Blog post, discussing Product research in more detail – affiliate-product-research-done-right – This is important to getting products in demand, because that’s how actual sales are generated.
The 2 Main Reasons why Safe Lists Don’t Work!
With Safe Lists you will have the options of banner Ads, Text Ads and Sending Mail by using credits, which you can purchase or simply build up by viewing other people’s sites. As mentioned earlier, it is important to be on the Right Safe List for your requirements.
As with pretty much anything you do online, content is king. Your advantage for reading this article?
You will soon have access to the 4 best Safe Lists currently online, which I am still using because the results impressed me tremendously. And trust me when I say, this will save you a lot of time researching.
Always ensure the link you share actually opens
So, once you have your affiliate offer you wish to promote, you must always test your link and preferably also the order form to that product. Some products will require approval to promote, so your link may not open. Kind of defeats the purpose in the first place, right?
It is also important to ensure your link does not use exit popup, as many large safe lists will not accept such links.
Try using links that fully opens in 6 seconds or less, why? Because most safe lists require other members to view your site for no less than 10 – 15 seconds, depending on the safe list. If your site takes too long to open, it might annoy your visitor and they will leave. This is called a “Bounced” visitor, and you want to keep your link’s bounce rate to a minimum.
Personally, the sites I share open in under 4 seconds because I prefer my visitor take a good look at an obvious solution to a common need I have established within my Niche. My audiences “Want To Make Money Online”. And that’s precisely what I’m going to show you how to do.
Now here’s a little secret sauce. The products you wish to promote, must also be the products You Are Prepared to Purchase and Personally Test. This way you will be able to create the Unique Content you Will Need Later if you want to actually generate sales.
Let’s face it, affiliate marketing is an impressively large landscape and with increased popularity comes undeniably fierce competition. Audiences are tired of Copy/Paste marketing with impressive (BS) screenshots. You should rather personally tell your audience what the product can do for them, because it builds trust and THAT is how you get recognised as a Professional.
A little Safe Listing Banner Secret
You’re going to love this, because surprisingly (Judging by other conversations) some people do get a little lost with the “Banner Image URL”. You will soon learn about this once you load your first banner into your safe list a few minutes from now. This is where I prefer not to do the whole step by step, because I want you to explore the safe lists and know your way around them by taking your time.
Getting the banner URL, you simply open the affiliate tools page of the particular product you wish to promote and look for Banners. Safe lists usually prefer 150 x 150 and 468 x 90 banners. Once you have your banner, then Right Click on the banner and “Open image in New Tab”. The image will open in a new window, and THAT is the URL you must enter into your “Banner Image URL” which you will be asked for.
The link you wish to promote, is simply your affiliate link.
And then there’s your Mailing and General Content
It’s important to understand that this is where you turn a visitor into a buyer and even subscriber. Your Content is your single most Powerful Sales Tool, and without proper Product and Niche Knowledge you will not fully enjoy its maximum potential.
When sending mail, consider your own preference and base your content length on that. Would you rather read a 2000 word email, or perhaps prefer a short objective description (Fitting the screen without scrolling down) that describes what the product is about, and how it will help you?
Bear in mind that when your visitor opens the mail to receive credits, your primary focus is to keep them there as long as possible (without making idle promises).
Basically, you address a common need and offer reasons why your offer is the solution to that problem. Let’s just say you’re promoting something like hosting for instance, then an attention grabbing mail may look something like;
“Over 3000000 Websites and Blogs Hosted by (Name of Company/Product), among the Top 3 Hosting companies online and been around for nearly 20 Years.
(Name of Company/Product), will provide you with all the tools you need to make S.E.O Work for You. And there’s also a limited time discount for first timers.
Are you ready to start an exciting journey into search engine optimization?
Then let’s get started, see you inside.”
Descriptive and short, it’s a nice way of guiding your visitor to make a decision BEFORE the 10 – 15 second timer runs out, once they visit your site. The key is to give them a reason to want to check out your site.
There are 3 key elements to converting a visitor into a buyer or subscriber, and even both. You need to address a common need, inspire a desire and offer a proven solution (that actually works) and you know because you have personally tested it.
Now I did promise you 4 of the best safe lists on the Internet, from who’s traffic I actually had sales. And they are;
Pangea Safe List – https://easyinternetmoneyandjobs.com/pangea
US Largest Safe List (Google PR1) – https://easyinternetmoneyandjobs.com/uslargest
AdsolutionLine (Google PR1) – https://easyinternetmoneyandjobs.com/adsolutionline
Elite Safe List (Google PR2) – https://easyinternetmoneyandjobs.com/elitesafelist
If you use these 4 tools correctly, and provide your audience with the content they want to see? Well then your results may just surprise you like mine did me.
Remember that these are tools, and not “Magic Buttons”. And any tool only works as good as the person using it.
Wishing You Prosperity,