What is launch Jacking?
The idea of “Launch Jacking” is not a new one. The term was coined by Ryan Deiss from Digital Marketer back in 2013.
The idea behind Launch Jacking is to piggyback off of the success of another product or service and generate a buzz before it launches so that you can capitalize on the success and ride its wave onto your own launch.
By far the quickest way to start earning affiliate commissions is to ride the wave of abundant free traffic to your offer just before a product is launched. There will be a lot of hype and noise about the product, depending on the authority of the product creator.
If you are one of the first people to start promoting the product, there is a very strong chance that you will start ranking on Google and Youtube if executed in the right way.
The first step for you is to take a look at new product releases using a site like Muncheye, which is an online database of upcoming launches. see the image below:
As you can see from the image above there are a large number of upcoming releases. These are primarily in the “make money online” niches, however, you will also find other software products that are not necessarily related.
What does this mean for you?
If you want to accelerate your affiliate commissions this is a very sensible approach. Not only that, but you will be collecting emails (this is the holy grail of online marketing) You will be able to market to your list for weeks and months to come!
Often times there will be leader boards for your chosen product and if you are making good sales you could be winning prizes – cash -Laptops-even cars!
However, let's not get carried away yet!
The very first thing you should do is pick a product that you would like to promote. Unless you know the vendor, it is wise to do a little research on the vendor to check if they are legit. The very last thing you want to do is invest time and possibly money promoting a dud product.
You may get a few sales initially but you will probably get a lot of refunds too! this will ruin your reputation with your customers who will probably not purchase from you again.
You will also get a bad reputation among vendors, who will be able to see your sales history and refund rate and will be unlikely to approve you for their own launches.
Do not let this put you off, just be sure to look at the product and vendor and decide if you want to get behind the promotion.
Your next step is to contact the vendor, ideally 7 – 10 days before launch.
If you are a new affiliate there is a strong chance that you will not be approved, because you do not have a visible track record.
Have no fear! You can do one of two things.
- If you really like the product you can purchase it, once it is launched. You will be more likely approved.
- Move on and find another product.
*Do not try to hoodwink the vendor by saying that you have an email list of 20000 people and that you will be reviewing the product on Youtube. When in fact, you are a newbie with no following! a vendor will see straight through you!