13 May 14 5:00 pm
For what it's worth, I have AffiloJetpack, but I decided to write my own auto responder messages rather than use the ones that came with AJP.
However, just using the AJP strategy of getting traffic, getting people to join your email list, and promoting through a regular auto responder sequence has made good money for me.
I have a list of about 4,500 people with an average open rate of 20% (nothing to brag about, really...), and I'm getting a gross revenue of between $6,000 - $9,000 and increasing.
Expenses are around $2,000 - $3,000 per month.
So, I'm not rich by any means, but I'd like to think I've come a long way... :)
The strategy in AJP works.
I would recommend that people write or re-write their auto responders to add more of their own personality to them. Your newsletter readers want to be entertained and educated. The more you can do that, the more they will look forward to opening your emails and go out of their way to read them and buy stuff if it's a good fit for them. Maybe you can do okay with the default emails that come with AJP, but I personally did not go from good to great results until I started writing my own.
Secondly, I would recommend that people actually buy traffic instead of waiting months for a trickle of SEO traffic. I know it's scary to buy traffic when you're starting out, but as long as you are building a list and giving them good content on a regular basis (with offers for products mixed in there), you should be able to at least make some of that money back, if not turn a profit. AJP does talk about buying traffic, but for some reason, most people don't and prefer to toil away for months doing SEO.
Nothing wrong with SEO, just that I'm too lazy to wait around these days. I'd rather pay for speed.
Anyway, I hope this helps.