Changes to the Organic Facebook Traffic Strategy

by Sandra Gouweleeuw
Time for a change

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Last time I told you that I would start with the organic Facebook traffic strategy again and share how that went the next time you heard from me. So today is the day!

I started out with doing exactly what I was supposed to do:
1. Go into my affiliate marketing Facebook groups
2. Go to the members section and befriend and message 25 of the newest members to the group that seemed to be legit
3. Hold a conversation with these people to find out if they are qualified prospects (people that would benefit from The Iceberg Effect book)
4. And send a link to the book if these people are interested

However, while doing this, I ran into some things that I felt could be better…

First of all, when you befriend so many people, a lot of people are bound to ignore your friend request. When this happens Facebook doesn’t really like it and kind of blocks your friend requests by asking you to only befriend people you really know.

So I decided to take a slightly different approach.

Instead of sending everyone a friend request and a message, I send them just a message. And once I have a nice conversation with them, I send them a friend request as well. I’ve found out that people are a lot more likely to accept your friend request this way. Some people have even sent me a friend request first!

That was the first change I made. But I changed something else which I think will really help me in the long run 🙂


My Epiphany

CombineWhen I was just randomly messaging the last 25 legit seeming people that joined a Facebook group I noticed that I didn’t really get that much response. From the 25 people I send a message around 2 people would usually message me back. That really is quite a low response rate.

One of the reasons this could happen is that I’m just not in the right Facebook groups. However, this doesn’t seem likely to me since these are the same groups that worked for me before.

So it had to be something else.

This made me think about what I could do to get more people to message me back. And this thought process suddenly made me think about Dean’s organic strategy again.

Let me shortly recap Dean’s strategy:
1. You go into your niche Facebook groups
2. But now instead of going to the members section to find people to befriend and message, you try to find posts in which people offer something. The people that respond to these posts and indicate that they would for example like more information are the people that you will befriend
3. Then you post offers on your own timeline and get your new friends to ‘raise their hand’ to your offer and then send them your affiliate link when they do.

This second step especially seemed very interesting to me! And then I had an epiphany: “What if I combine these two strategies from Dean and James? What if I use Dean’s way to find people and then message them like in James strategy?”

The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways  

Robert Greene

That sounds like a great solution to the problem I noticed that not enough people messaged me back right? After all, these people are actively showing that they need help or are interested in affiliate marketing related products.

And if they are actively asking for help, they are much more likely to accept my help and message me back 🙂

So that is what I did for the last two weeks!

And I have to say, the response was much better! Instead of only 2 people at most messaging me back, now I have at least 6-8 people that message me back 🙂

It takes some time to have a great conversation and get people to know, like and trust you, so I haven’t actually tried to make any sales yet, but I feel like I’m definitely getting close with several people!

Hopefully, by the next time you hear from me, I’ll be able to tell you for sure whether this combination of Dean’s and James’s strategies actually works better.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this combined strategy!

Until next time!


P.S. if my blog posts have piqued your interest about affiliate marketing, the Iceberg Effect by Dean Holland is a must read book! You can get your copy for FREE (just cover $7.96 S&H) by clicking here.


Alieu Nying May 31, 2021 - 4:23 pm

dear madam i am very i am very gratefully to your great message

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 3, 2021 - 1:47 pm

Hi Alieu, thank you so much for you kind words 🙂

shahy May 31, 2021 - 11:20 pm

HI Sandra,
your strategy looks practical. i liked it

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 3, 2021 - 1:47 pm

Hi Shahy, I’m glad you liked it! I hope you’ll be able to put it into practice

EKta June 5, 2021 - 11:31 pm

Hello Sandra,
Thank you so much for sharing this article. Your strategy is great.
I enjoyed your post and learn more.
I will put it into practice.

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 30, 2021 - 3:55 pm

Hello, I’m really glad to hear that you like my strategy and that you will put it in practice! I would love to know how it goes 😉

Karnal Singh June 5, 2021 - 11:33 pm

Hi…I have started a new blog… I find this online world very interesting…I want to earn from it as an additional income…ur post helps has explained the whole thing in a very simple way..Thanks

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 30, 2021 - 3:57 pm

Hi Karnal, it’s really great that you started a new blog! I’m glad my posts help you. Please share a link to your own blog. I would love to read it!

Aabid June 8, 2021 - 8:53 am

I love this website, keep it on

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 30, 2021 - 3:58 pm

Hi Aabid, thank you so much! I will 🙂

Yogesh Gurung June 16, 2021 - 2:54 pm

Hello Sandra,
First of all thanks for providing valuable information about the organic traffic from Facebook. As I am also new to this blogging world and trying my level best to understand it. Well please do suggest to us how to get genuine and organic traffic in our blog. Waiting for your next informative article.
Thank you

Sandra Gouweleeuw June 30, 2021 - 4:05 pm

Hello Yogesh, thank you for your kind comment! I’ll try to write a blog post related to getting organic traffic to your blog in the near future 😉 My next article should be online soon.

Zoya July 5, 2021 - 12:49 pm

Hey Sandra, thanks for sharing these Facebook traffic strategies as I started a new blog so your strategies will help me a lot. Can you post something on the new S.E.O strategies?

Sandra Gouweleeuw July 11, 2021 - 7:41 am

Hi Zoya, nice that you started a blog! Are you willing to share your URL?
Regarding SEO: When writing my blogs I am not concerned with SEO. I write them from my heart for the reader, without taking Google / SEO into account. However, as you may know I do affiliate marketing in addition to running my webshops. I’m working on SEO there.Since that’s not part of my affiliate marketing journey, I’m not sure if that will fit in my blog. But maybe I will write about it in the future anyway (-;


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