Tim Ikels - Creator, Publisher, Marketer

Launch Jacking: Smart Affiliate Marketing with a Twist

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You know that feeling when there’s a buzz about a hot new product coming out? That energy is a powerful thing, and as an affiliate marketer, there’s a way to tap into it for a boost in your earnings. It’s a little something we like to call ’launch jacking,’ but don’t worry, it’s not as dramatic as it sounds!

So, What’s This Launch Jacking Thing?

It’s simple: getting in front of a product launch with helpful info and reviews for those who are curious about it. Imagine a shiny new gadget or tool everyone’s excited for. You do the research, create insightful content ahead of the launch, and make it easy for people to find you when they go searching for details. It’s all about being considerate of your audience’s needs.

(see also: What is launch jacking?)

Launch Jacking in the Online World

No matter your niche, there are going to be product launches worth checking out.

The Course Launch Frenzy: In the online world, folks get all excited over launches for digital products, courses, and the like. I know a marketer who strategically reviews new courses, offering honest takes and even throwing in some valuable bonuses for those who buy through his link. It works like a charm during those launch periods.

Pros and a Few Things to Keep in Mind

Here’s the deal: launch jacking can bring in serious traffic and sales for a short while.

But, there are a few things to consider:

How to Launch Jack the Right Way

Focus on being helpful and thorough! Here’s the gist:

  1. Know What’s Hot: Pay attention to your niche. What brands are people into? What products are coming down the line?
  2. Get Ahead of the Game: Do your research and create quality content before the launch.
  3. Make Yourself Findable: Think about what people will be searching for and make sure your content is easy to discover.
  4. Let Folks Know: Share that awesome new review or video everywhere - your email list, your social channels, you name it.
  5. Do it Right: Above all, be honest, and transparent. If you truly believe in a product, that enthusiasm will shine through.

Beyond the Buzz: Building a Business that Lasts

Launch jacking is a great tactic, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. The real magic is in creating content that’s genuinely useful, day in and day out.

That’s how you build a loyal audience and a business with legs.

So, use launches as a springboard, but focus on the long game of providing value to your people.

Stay awesome,

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