Your Complete Guide to Building Minisites That Work

Your Complete Guide to Building Minisites That Work

Okay, so I know I’ve been dragging this out for a few weeks, but I’m finally ready to make that big announcement I’ve been promising you guys!

Drumroll, please…

As my regular readers know, my business partner Jon Alford and I spent the months of March and April coaching a group of beginning internet marketers on how to start an affiliate niche site from the ground up. We covered just about everything – from selecting a winning niche and keywords to choosing a site structure and optimizing content to actually promoting the site and getting traffic to it.

Throughout the entire eight weeks of what came to be known as the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge, we posted our results here for everyone to see. But what you might not know is that there was a ton more information being shared behind the scenes as well.

We developed a course guide for participants with weekly assignments and recommended resources…

We held weekly webinars where we shared information and answered questions…

We even built a forum that resulted in hundreds of posts – all full of great questions and answers to the biggest questions newbie internet marketers face…

But up until now, we haven’t made this information available to the general public. And quite frankly, I think that’s a shame, as just about any internet business owner – whether new or experienced – could benefit from the information we generated through the Challenge.

So today, I’m pleased to introduce the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge Course!

The Course will contain the exact information Jon and I shared with the CMC participants that helped them to get new affiliate marketing minisites up and running in eight weeks, complete with affiliate promotions and traffic coming in. If you’ve been struggling to gain traction with your internet marketing business, please read on…

When you purchase the Course, you’ll get:

*Access to over four hours of video footage from the eight weekly webinars Jon and I held with the CMC participants.

*Your very own copy of the CMC Participant Workbook which will show you the exact steps you need to take in order to get your own affiliate website up and running in eight simple steps.

*Transcripts of all the CMC forum posts (I’m not kidding when I say that this part of the course alone is worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars in terms of the information shared).

*My special summary notes that include the lessons learned from the Challenge (and which cover the one thing that every new affiliate marketer absolutely must know to avoid failure!).

*Plus a whole bunch of other exclusive bonuses Jon and I have created for the Course (they’re super secret, but I can’t wait to share them with you!)…

“I’ve come away with a new process for building these sites and getting things done.” – Jon Alford, CMC Leader

As a Course participant, you’ll get access to the exact strategies Jon & I (plus the rest of the Challenge participants) used to get our affiliate niche sites ranked quickly and earning income.  As you can see from the picture below, my niche site is already on the first page of Google for its domain keyword, and it’s already sending commissions to my Amazon Affiliates account!

Jon and I put a lot of effort into making this a complete program that will help anyone get a site up and running quickly, but we know that not every program is right for every marketer. So here’s who the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge Course isn’t right for:

*Experienced internet marketers who have a defined step-by-step plan for building (and succeeding with) affiliate marketing websites.

*Affiliate marketers who are completely satisfied with the results they’re achieving with their websites, whether in terms of sales, conversions or visitors.

*Anyone who’s already generating the kind of passive income that allows them to pursue their dreams and live the lives they want.

If you don’t fall into one of the above categories (and you’d desperately like to!), the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge Course is right for you!

If you’ve spent any time at all around Common Sense Marketing, you know that I love helping people start and succeed with the businesses that will change their lives – whether it’s earning extra income to pay down debt or even quitting the mind-numbing, soul-sucking day jobs that are ruining their lives.

So rest assured that when I say with complete confidence that this program represents one of the most comprehensive guides to creating passive income generating affiliate marketing websites, I’m not just blowing smoke in your faces! I’m incredibly proud of the content Jon and I have put together, and I know you’re going to love it.

“I’ve learned so much over the last several weeks and can’t thank you enough! You can’t argue with results.” – Ben Donahower, CMC Participant

The 2011 Community Marketing Challenge Course will officially launch on Friday, June 17th and will retail for $47. Quite frankly, I think that’s a steal for the amount of valuable content you’ll be getting, but for a limited number of early buyers, Jon and I will be releasing the course at a special launch price of just $27!

If you already belong to my email list, you’ll get a copy of this coupon code automatically. If not, complete the form below to get your copy of the special launch coupon code:

Hope to see you on the inside!

Sarah Russell
Common Sense Marketing

7 Responses to Your Complete Guide to Building Minisites That Work

  1. Kevin Kimes says:

    The course focuses on minisites for SEO traffic? Is there a minisite built around your scrapbook site?

    Out of curiousity, are you aware of “Creative Memories”? My mother scrapbooks and has a bunch of their products.

    They’re an MLM company it seems, but if their “consultant” program can work like an affiliate program, then that might be a great way to monetize in the niche.

    • Sarah says:

      Hey Kevin! The course will cover the 8-step process Jon and I developed to teach people how to build affiliate niche minisites – basically, small sites that earn affiliate commissions by recommending niche products.

      You can learn more about the process by reading any of the Community Marketing Challenge posts here (under “Case Study 2” above).

      During the Challenge, I built a site within the scrapbooking industry, although I’m not actively growing it right now. I’ll have to look into that resource you provided though – thanks for sharing!

  2. Jon says:


    Thanks for being the community and project lead on this and helping us all out. It was an eye-opening experience and one that taught us all a few things about building mini-sites, marketing, and ourselves.

    I look forward to helping more folks with their sites and improving the ranking of my own 🙂


    • Sarah says:

      Jon – Thanks to you as well for the hugely important role you played on this project!

      I’m so excited to share everything we learned with a wider audience through the new Course 🙂

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  4. Richard says:

    This is very helpful indeed and I think most of us newbie affiliate marketers can use this mini-sites to start seeing real results out of our efforts.

    Will be coming back to this site soon.

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