# The Numbers Don't Lie!

"The Numbers Don't Lie!"

It's true. They don't.

That's why you should look at the numbers whenever you're

Let me explain...

A lot of times, I'll start cruisin' the forums and I'll
notice folks saying their web sites aren't selling.

They'll complain, "I've had my site up for six months and
have only sold four ebooks. This blows."

They're right. That *does* blow.

I'm not gonna go into all the things they should be testing
and tweaking. You've heard it a thousand times and I'm not
in the mood to regurgitate it.

Instead, I'm gonna simply list a process you should be
following if you're trying to sell something from a mini
site.

Step by step. With a running example to drive the point
home.

Step #1: Define success
===========================

Let's say you want to sell 100 copies of your ebook,
"Sitting On Your Bum For Fun And Profit."

If you sell 101 copies this month, you win. If you sell 99
copies, you lose. Simple as that.

That's why we define success. So, we can get rid of the
flighty "we almost made the goal" crap. You either make it
or you don't.

100 copies is the "line in the sand."

Step #2: Know your conversion ratios
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You get 1,000 unique visitors from Overture. You sell 8
copies of "Sitting On Your Bum For Fun And Profit."

It's 0.8%.

Let's be honest. That ain't so good. But, if you're happy
with it, your job just got easier. All you have to do is
drive a tidal wave of traffic to your site.

Step #3: Do the math
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Here's what you know...

o You want to sell 100 copies of "Sitting On Your Bum..."
each month.

o You can sell 8 copies for every 1,000 unique visitors.

o You need 12,500 visitors to move 100 copies.

Can you make money? Depends.

How much are those 12,500 visitors costing you? Let's say
you're paying 10 cents per visitor. That means \$1,250.

And how much are you selling your ebook for? Let's say \$29.
100 copies puts \$2,900 in your pocket.

Now, subtract the amount you shelled out for traffic and
you're left with \$1,650.

Sounds good, right? Trust me. It ain't that good. You could
be doing a lot better.

But, I'll leave that for another article.

Run Your Affiliate Product Promotion Numbers
===============================================

You need to do this for the affiliate products you promote,
too.

sand."

Do the math.

For example, let's say I send 1,000 people to Michael
Green's "Create And Sell Products Online" site...

---> http://www.damonz.com/green/

My goal is to turn 2.75% of that traffic into buyers. Or, at
least put that traffic in the buying mood so that *Michael*
can convert 'em.

30 people end up buying his toolkit. That's a conversion
ratio of 3%.

WooHOO! I beat my goal.

I know my profit on Michael's toolkit. I know how much cash
it'll take to get 1,000 people to his site. And I know what
percentage of those folks I can turn into buyers.

That's all I need to know to build an income stream that
keeps chuggin' along.

The rest is simple...

Go buy traffic. Send that traffic to Michael. Watch him
convert 3% of that traffic to buyers.

Remember, the numbers don't lie!

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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Damon G. Zahariades is a recognized expert in info-product
creation and author of the critically-acclaimed e-book, "The
Special Report Bible." He will show you, step-by-step, how
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