Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest, easiest, most fool-proof ways to make an extra income on the planet…
… if you get it right.
Get it wrong – and it can be one of the slowest, most frustrating ways to waste a lot of time, energy and money.
Hi, my name is Rob Fore.
Since 1996, my wife Lisa and I have built five six-figure, even multiple six-figure businesses working part-time in our spare time online. Today we pull in an average of…
- $7,431.90 per week from one affiliate program
- $9,302.32 per week from yet another
- $2,740 per month from yet another
And that does not count the DOZENS of other smaller one-up tools, training and software programs we promote that each bring in a few hundred dollars every month.
Can you imagine?
Think about that because making a significant income online is really not that hard once you learn a few basic concepts and follow though by taking massive active.
Search Google for “article writing software” and you will notice one of my blogs AND two or three Youtube videos rank on the front page.
Which means whenever someone is in the market to learn more about “article writing software” – it is almost impossible for them to not find one of the affiliate marketing articles, blog posts or videos we have PROMOTED ON PURPOSE for profit.
And because we RANK for what we sell, we make money!
What is Affiliate Marketing?
According to Wikipedia:
In other words, you get paid – if and only if – your marketing efforts are responsible for making a sale.
Which is where most people who get started down the road to affiliate marketing riches really mess things up.
They miss the MARKETING part of the equation by buying into all the hype of “easy money” and “overnight riches.
Which do not exist, by the way.
At least not that I am aware of.
- There are no one-click wonder programs that make you money
- There are no secret techniques that always work
- There are no shortcuts to building a profitable business online
But fear not! Because making money online is not that hard!
The easiest way to get hit by a moving train is to stand in front of one, right?
And the easiest way to GET PAID as an affiliate marketer is to find a product that is already selling like hotcakes and position YOUR money-making affiliate blogs right smack in front of the people who already have their wallets out to buy it.
There are hundreds, even thousands of affiliate marketing programs available online today and one of the easiest ways to find the best products to promote is to research the various affiliate program directories:
- Affiliate Seeking offers a huge list of companies, products and programs
- Associate Programs is one of the oldest affiliate marketing directories available
- Clickbank offers over 10,000 items you can promote which pay 20-70% commissions
To sign up to become an affiliate is FREE in most cases. But you will often be required to submit a web site and marketing method for review before your application will even be considered.
You may or may not get approved by some of the larger, more well-known affiliate companies and programs like Walmart, Best-Buy or Vonage. Amazon.com and Ciickbank.com both offer free, instant approval.
Proven Affiliate Marketing Strategies
Once you have picked a few products or services to promote, the next step is to MARKET your affiliate link to the people most likely to buy that product or service once they come to know it exists.
Because you can have the best offer… the best deal.. the best prices… and even the best discount coupon available – where it only makes sense to buy through your affiliate link – but if NO ONE SEES YOUR LINK, you won't make a dime.
Zip. Zero. Da Nada.
So how do you get your new affiliate offers seen by potential prospects, shoppers and buyers?
- Get your content to rank in organic search results (what the video)
- Pay to get your ads to show up in search (pay-per-click)
- Get affiliate marketing review videos to rank on Youtube
- Pay to get your videos to rank on Youtube (pay-per-view)
- Share your offers on forums, Facebook and other social media sites
There really is not a right or wrong way to promote you new affiliate marketing business.
The key is to promote. Consistently and effectively.
Because you can literally have the best offer in the world, but if no one can find it – you have wasted your time. Plain and simple
Make 100% Affiliate Commissions
If you decide to promote electronic products like computers, cell phones and LCD TV's from Amazon or BestBuy, you can expect to earn a 4-8% commission based on volume of sales. Less returns, of course.
If you promote items like clothes, alarm systems, camping gear and things like that – you might earn a 10-15% commission because the profit margins are higher.
Clickbank offers digital products like ebooks, software and membership sites – so you can earn 20-70% commission there.
But what if there was a way to earn 100% commissions on everything you sold… ranging from a $25 monthly blogging system all the way up to a $3,500 coaching program?
Given the choice – would you rather spend time building a webpage, blog post or video to promote a $395 Nikon Digital camera that pays you a tiny 4% commission ($15.80 one time)… or spend the same amount of time to promote a product that pays you $25 to $100 PER MONTH?
Make the sale once – get paid again and again.
Bless and be blessed,