Making Money with Affiliate Marketing

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Making money online. Passive income. The 4-hour work week.

Ah, the dream lifestyle! Sounds awesome, right?  Well that's because it is. And it is very possible to achieve!

But how do you do this? Does it require tons of computer skills and prior experience in marketing? The answer is, absolutely not! If you have the drive and the desire to make a living by utilizing the power of the internet, you can be your own online success story!

This training was created to help people understand how affiliate marketing works and to help those who are interested in building a profitable online business using affiliate marketing strategies.

With that, let's get started!

Welcome to the Amazing World of Affiliate Marketing!

Getting started with an online business can pose numerous challenges and tons of confusion. Believe me, I’ve been there!

I know how difficult it can be to get an online business established, so I decided to create this training as a resource to help aspiring entrepreneurs who are sick of jumping from one ‘system’ to another and for those who are sick of being scammed!

One of the biggest reasons most people fail at affiliate marketing is they give up too easily. They expect quick and easy results and when that doesn’t happen, they throw in the towel and walk away.

Here's the thing... that mindset will keep you lost and broke!

You don't need to be some kind of computer prodigy, have any special skills or be an expert marketer to become successful. But you do need the right mindset. You need to be willing to make a commitment and take massive action on a consistent basis if you want to reach the promised land.

It really is that simple. There is no ‘super special secret sauce’ or some magical system known to only the elite few. The key to success is real training and you need to be willing to really work.

So, if you're serious about changing the way you earn a living, this training is going to help you. Pay close attention and most of all, take massive action on what you are about to learn!

Who Will Benefit from this Training?

Anyone who wants to learn how to make money online while you sleep and have recurring income, pretty much forever.

The internet offers all of us an amazing opportunity to make a living by utilizing a few basic techniques. It's not as difficult as most people think. The formula exists and I'm going to provide the road map for success in just a moment.

Back to the original question, the answer is - everyone will benefit from this training!

Even if you already have some experience with affiliate marketing or making money online. In the sections that follow, I will explain the basics of affiliate marketing and show how anyone can get started and learn to be successful with this awesome business.

So, buckle up. Because if you:

  • Want to find a real way to make real money online
  • Have tried other online programs and got totally scammed out of your hard-earned cash
  • Are ready and willing to put in some real effort and learn the right way to do this 

Then stay tuned because this training will be perfect for you!

What Affiliate Marketing Isn't

Before we get started, you need to understand what affiliate marketing is not. All too often people think they can follow the advice of a so-called guru and start seeing their PayPal account overflow with money in 2 days. This is not one of those programs. And quite honestly, if anyone is trying to make you believe that I would run away... fast!

So, if you think affiliate marketing is:

  • Some sort of a get rich quick scheme
  • Going to require no effort or something you can do in your spare time
  • Going to be easy and not require your 100% commitment

Then let's clear this up now...

Affiliate marketing is as real of a business as any local store or other business type in your community. It should consist of a marketing strategy, a business plan and a mission. To be successful, you must plan on spending a lot of time and effort to grow, nurture and manage your business.

There are people that think this is something they can do in their spare time and totally crush it. I'm here to tell you that of that is your mindset going into this then you are setting yourself up for disappointment.

The folks who are super successful treat their affiliate marketing business like any business owner should. They invest a lot of time and effort in order to make sure it achieves the business goals they set out to accomplish.

In some cases they hire employees to help do research, write content and manage the books. Your business can be as big as you want it to be. You will get out of it what you put into it. So if you are thinking small, that's fine. But please understand that your business will also be small. 

On the other hand, if you want to build a business you can retire with and bequeath to your children, you can absolutely achieve this if you do things the right way. 

So how big can you make your business and how much money can you make with affiliate marketing?

Most people who invest the appropriate time and effort into their business can easily make between $5,000 and $15,000 per month. This of course depends on the type of niche they are in and what type of marketing strategies they are using (social media, PPC, Google AdSense, etc.).

But you can build your business much larger than this as well. Take a look at the income reports from renowned affiliate marketer, Pat Flynn by clicking on this link, Pat Flynn's Income Reports

As you can see, he is consistently making well over $150,000 per month and in many instances, much more than that! So if you think affiliate marketing is some side gig and doesn't require a lot of energy to be successful, I hope you reprogram your brain now. You can make your business as big or as small as you want!

I just wanted to make sure we're on the same page before getting too far into this training. Affiliate marketing is not some passing fad or some sort of gimmicky business. It is as real as Amazon and Google and should be thought of in this way.!

Enough small talk... let's get started!

What is Affiliate Marketing?

There are numerous flavors of affiliate marketing, but for the purposes of this training I am going to focus on what is called Involved Affiliate Marketing.

Why?

Because it's the easiest and cheapest way to make money. In fact, many people have realized success with this method of affiliate marketing and have literally not spent a single penny to do so.

So using the method of affiliate marketing that I am going to explain can be defined as:

"The process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make."

It's as simple as that.

Ok, great. Sounds easy enough but how do I do this you ask?

You are going to be helping people find solutions to problems that they are already searching for. And when they find the answers that you provide and decide to make a purchase, you will receive a commission on the sale for helping them out.

Example number 1: Let's say John does a Google search on the best camera lens for taking photographs in low-light environments. And let's say you have a website or a blog site where you feature a review on the top 10 camera lenses for taking pictures in low light environments (see where this is going?). John reads your product review and then decides to buy one of the lenses included in your review article. Boom! You just got paid!

This is a very simple explanation of how the process works but trust me, it really doesn't get too much more complex than this. The more products you review and the more affiliate links you include in your blog posts and product reviews, the more money you make. This is how affiliate marketing works at its core and why it is such a fantastic way to make money.

Advantages of Affiliate Marketing

With nearly 4 billion people searching the internet everyday looking for answers to everyday questions from what are the best kind of tires to put on my Jeep to how to stop my baby from coughing, there's never been a better time in history to capitalize on such an enormous business opportunity!

Huh??

How is this is related to affiliate marketing and - more importantly - how the heck is this related to making money! I can't possibly make money because people are searching the internet for answers to things, can I?

Well, yes you can! And that my friends is the backbone of affiliate marketing!

Let me explain...

Example number 2: That person searching for the best tires for his Jeep, let's call him Bill, will be directed to a website built and promoted by an affiliate marketer. That site will probably have 10 - 15 different tire types with in-depth reviews about each tire including their pros and cons and why or why not that particular tire would be a good purchase or not.

If Bill reads the tire reviews and decides to purchase one of the tires that was recommended, the marketer will be paid a commission for helping to make the sale. Bill has no idea since he does not pay more for his tires and nor does he care anyway. He received valuable information that helped him decide on the perfect tires for his beloved Jeep.

That seemed pretty easy, right? Now imagine having hundreds of other tire searching folks read your tire reviews which leads them to making a purchase from your site. You will now see hundreds of commission transactions lighting up your PayPal account.

And finally, imagine having another site that provides information on the best baby products; and then another site that provides information on how to stop your dog from barking. And how about have 10 or 20 other sites offering information on other commonly searched for questions?

The cycle repeats itself by people searching for answers to whatever questions they may have and ultimately finding the information you provide that solves their problems.

Pretty cool, huh?! Can you see how affiliate marketing can potentially make you a very comfortable living?

And the best part is, anyone can do this! Affiliate marketing is still in its infancy stages and 2019 promises to be one of the biggest growth years yet. Getting on board and starting your online business now will reward you handsomely for your efforts if you do things the right way.

There's really not a lot to it, but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about this.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of this training, this business requires a lot of hard work in order to achieve success. But can you think of any other legitimate business that can provide you with:

  • A source of full-time, passive income?
  • The ability to work from anywhere in the world?
  • The ability to work in any industry that you want?
  • A truly flexible work schedule?
  • No direct selling or dealing with customers?
  • No prior experience or particular skills needed?
  • No inventory or dealing with shipping?
  • The ability to earn $5K, $10K or even upward of $50K per month?

I certainly can't!

If you think this type of income sounds unrealistic, let me assure you it is not. I personally know and collaborate with dozens of people making this type of income every day.

The bottom line is, you will get out of this what you put into it. And if you follow the proven road map that's been validated by every successful affiliate marketer, you will also achieve success.

So let's get this show on the road and learn what we need to do to make this happen!

How Do I Make Money?

This is the most important question when it comes to new, would-be online entrepreneurs... I like to call this, the money question... Ok, bad attempt at humor, but I regress!

To make money with affiliate marketing you need 4 basic things:

  • 1
    A niche
  • 2
    A website or blog
  • 3
    Traffic to your site
  • 4
    Visitor conversions that translate to sales

When this happens, you will make money over and over again.

I'm going to review each of the 4 basic elements in the sections that follow. I will cover each one at a high-level so you can gain some understanding into each building block and learn what is required to implement each one.

But if you want to see the exact training that I used when I started in this business and learn all of the details surrounding all the moving pieces of how this works, take a look at Wealthy Affiliate. They are a community of online entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals that focus on one thing - your success. And this is the training I used that helped my businesses go to the next level. In fact, I am actively involved in their online community every single day. More on this later.

So let's move on and discuss the first core requirement, your niche.

What the Heck Is A Niche?

A niche is the 'thing' you will be promoting as an affiliate marketer. It can be anything you like. Really. For most folks, choosing a hobby or a personal skill you may have works perfectly as a niche. So just think of a niche as a topic.

I would recommend that you choose your niche around something you like or have a lot of interest in since the more you know about a given topic the better. And since you will learn how to drive traffic to your product reviews by making it an authority site, the more interest you have in your niche the easier it will be for you to do this.

For example, I am an avid golfer and love to play the game. If I were to choose this as my niche, I could setup my website and blog pages to review things like:

  • Golf balls
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf apparel
  • Golf shoes
  • Golf instruction
  • Golf bags
  • Golf accessories
  • Golf vacations

And since I'm familiar with each of these topics, I can write about and discuss these things to my hearts content. And oh by the way, here comes spoiler alert number 1...

Each of the bullet points above can also be broken down into what we call sub-niches in order to open up entirely new avenues for making money.

For instance, I could take golf balls and break that single keyword down into:

  • Golf balls for men
  • Golf balls for women
  • Golf balls for seniors
  • Golf balls for kids
  • Golf balls for low handicap players
  • Golf balls with low spin rates
  • Colored golf balls
  • Cheap golf balls

All of these sub-niches are coming from just one of my original niche topics!

Now here's a little bonus secret...

If I add the word 'Best' in front of each of these new niche topics, I am well on my way to establishing an awesome golf related affiliate website and blog! Just look at how many different avenues I have that I can use to make money. Not too shabby!

Now if I were to choose a different niche that I know nothing about and have no interest in, my chances of creating a successful online affiliate business within that niche will probably not be very good.

For example, let's say I choose sewing as my niche. There are lots of excellent content related to sewing but quite honestly, I would rather schedule a colonoscopy rather than try to write relevant and valuable content about sewing. Sewing just doesn't get me fired up. For some people this would be a fantastic niche. For me, not so much.

Sure I could educate myself about the wonderful world of sewing and maybe even become the next huge fashion designer on Project Runway. But I highly doubt it.

You want to choose a niche that will ensure your highest chance of success. The best rule of thumb that I have learned is to make sure:

  • It's something you are passionate about
  • It's a unique skill or something you're good at
  • It's related to a topic that interests you
  • It's something you can stay with for a long time

If you have any confusion at this point, don't worry. That's to be expected. This will all make more sense and become crystal clear once you get a little practical experience behind you and start building your business.

Okay, now that we have chosen a topic to build our business around, let's look at how we get our business shared with the rest of the world.

Building Your Website

What a minute... what?? I have to build a website??

I have a hard time responding to emails and I certainly don't have any programming skills, so how the heck am I supposed to build a website?

I've pretty much just paraphrased the reaction I received when I was coaching one of my students about setting up their online business. So if this was your thought as well, don't worry. Most people have a similar reaction to this part of the process as well.

Maybe if we go back in time 10 years or so this would be an appropriate response. But one of the wonderful things about technology is it really does make life easier. And this is definitely the case when it comes to building a website.

Spoiler alert number 2 - you do not need to be a programmer nor do you need to know HTML or CSS to build your website. And you will not need any web development platforms like Dreamweaver to do so either.

So take a deep breath and put the Jack Daniels down, cuz here comes some good news...

What if I told that you can build your website in less than 1 minute! Yep. Really!

By utilizing the platform offered at Wealthy Affiliate, you can be a website makin' fool! It literally requires no knowledge to do so. And the best part is, it's totally free.

Are you still with me? Cool!

You need 3 things in order to get your website up and running:

  • 1
    A domain name
  • 2
    A hosting platform
  • 3
    A website platform

You may have already guessed it but all 3 of these requirements are available at the Wealthy Affiliate platform. They do all the work for you and provide everything in a central location.

This means you do not have to find a service to register your domain name and then find a different service to host it and then find yet another service to build your content on. Everything you need is conveniently packaged together for you. To see more information about how to build a website, take a look at the Wealthy Affiliate Review here.

Hopefully you now feel confident that you can do this too. It really is not difficult.

Of course once your website is built you need to add your content, blog posts and affiliate links but this also is not hard to do. You can learn more about this in the free Online Entrepreneur Certification training on the Wealthy Affiliate site here. And yes, it is totally free!

Driving Traffic to Your Website

Now that you've built your website, you need people to visit your site and take action so you can get paid. How do you do this?

There are many methods of getting traffic to your site but we are going to focus on the most cost effective and arguably the most effective method - Search Engine Optimization (SEO). When done correctly, SEO will bring a ton of value towards monetizing your website since your visitors will be highly qualified and your traffic streams will continue to grow over time.

Let me clear up one point. I mentioned that SEO is the most cost effective method of driving traffic to your website. What I meant to say was, SEO is the most cost effective method because there is no cost. It is 100% free.

That's one of the reasons why I prefer SEO to Pay-Per-Click and Social Media ads. Not only do these methods cost money, they tend to bring a lot of traffic that is not relevant to your niche which means they most likely will not purchase anything through your affiliate links. And that of course means, you aren't getting paid!

Have you ever heard the phrase, Content Is King? If not, please burn that into your mind now. Because a successful SEO strategy is based on having good content on your site. Good content is based on having relevant keywords in your blog posts based on your niche.

So how do we find the relevant keywords that will drive traffic to your site?

This is done by doing keyword research. This is the act of finding keywords and phrases that are relevant to your niche and deciding whether it is appropriate to build content around that particular keyword. I'm going to show you an awesome tool that will show you how good (or not good) a particular keyword is in a bit.

But for now, finding good keywords is going to be the root of all your SEO success.

Keyword Research

A keyword is a word or phrase that people search for in the search engines. Every time you do a google search you are entering a keyword into the search box.

For example, remember my golf example earlier when we were discussing choosing a niche? If I enter golf balls as a Google search here is what I get:

In this case, golf balls is a keyword. I simply searched for something that I was looking for and Google is going to provide me with the most relevant results (see below).

Golf Ball Search Results

If I were to click on any of these results, I will be taken to a website that has been ranked in Google. If I end up purchasing something from that site, the website owner will make money as a result.

This is affiliate marketing at it's finest!

The secret to an SEO strategy is building a list of relevant keywords related to your niche and then writing content to rank them in Google.

There are literally MILLIONS of keywords available in every niche that can lead to incredible potential for your website. And by being a member at Wealthy Affiliate you will learn all about proper keyword search strategies and ranking techniques.

This is going to give you a huge advantage over your competition!

So as you move forward, you are going to be building content on your website based on relevant keywords. And each page of content that you create will target a brand new keyword.

This means that every page/post will have an opportunity to rank under that given keyword in Google and bring you fresh traffic based on these keyword searches.

100 posts = 100 target keywords = 100+ potential Google rankings!

Remember, Google and other search engines exist because of content and if you can deliver quality content (that targets low competition keywords), you will get great SEO rankings!

How do you find good keywords? The tool I use is called Jaaxy. Quite honestly, this is one of the best keyword research tools you can find anywhere.

I could create a completely separate training module on Jaaxy alone since it has a ton of built-in features and functionality to help you optimize your keyword research. But since we are focusing on affiliate marketing here, I have included a link that explains this in more detail and includes a quick video as well.

Rules for Finding Quality Keywords

Finding relevant keywords is not rocket science, but there are a few rules that you need to follow:

Rule #1: More than 30 monthly searches. You want your far left AVG column to ideally be greater than 30. Sometimes it is OK to go with a search volume less than this, but over 30 searches per month is ideal.

Rule #2: Less than 100 QSR (Competition). You want to keep your competition below 100 pages in Google. The lower the competition, the better. You will likely come across many terms with less than 100 QSR when doing your research, and that is even better! As you progress with your website, under 200 is perfectly fine as you will be gaining more authority and better ranks in search engines.

Rule #3: Keyword must make sense. This is critically important. If the keyword doesn't make grammatical sense, don't use it. Do another search on the keyword that makes sense as that will likely give you different data and that is the data you want to measure.

For example, you wouldn't want to do a keyword search on 'best golf ball seniors'. This makes no grammatical sense and most people will not search this way.

But if you tried, 'best golf balls for seniors' you will get relevant keyword data that you can use to base your content on.

Note: As a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate you will have full access to UNLIMITED keyword searches using JaaxyPlus you will get many more features within the Jaaxy platform as well. These include more SiteRank scans, faster results, domain searches, affiliate program searches and much more.

I've referred to affiliate links a few times so far during this training. But what are they and how do they work? And most importantly, where do you get them from?

An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains your exclusive affiliate identification information. When someone clicks on your specific affiliate link, they are taken to a page where they can purchase the item associated with your link.

If they buy the product, your affiliate link is recorded and associated with the product that was purchased and you receive a commission for sending the buyer to the product page.

So how do you get your affiliate links? You need to sign-up and register for an affiliate program.

Once you do so you will be provided with your exclusive affiliate links. You then need to insert your links into your product reviews or web pages so when someone clicks on your link and follows through with a purchase of the product you sent them to, you get paid!

Inserting your links is not difficult at all. If you are unsure about how to do this, see this training module offered by Wealthy Affiliate.

And I should mention that if you decide to try out the training provided at Wealthy Affiliate, you will have full access to me and my coaching. So don't worry if you feel a little overwhelmed right now. That's ok. I've got your back!

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program...

There are a ton of affiliate programs available but to keep things simple, I am going to discuss 2 very popular affiliate networks in order to keep this training somewhat reasonable in duration. These are Amazon Associates and ClickBank.

I'm also going to include the affiliate program offered by Wealthy Affiliate because it offers a different yet very lucrative way of earning affiliate commissions.

I'm not going to go into an in-depth review of how Amazon Associates and ClickBank work since you can easily find a ton of tutorials on YouTube or by doing a general Google search. But I want to include these in this training since they are without question 2 of the most popular affiliate networks available in the affiliate marketing world and you can retire comfortably by having some success on these 2 platforms alone.

Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates was one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched back in 1996. The Amazon Associates program helps website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries.

It's free to join and provides you with the ability to sell anything and everything on Amazon.com. It's one of the most powerful programs for affiliate marketers and one that I strongly urge you to take a look at.

There are thousands of people making a full-time income from Amazon alone by promoting their products and there's no reason why you can't join in and make an excellent monthly income (or more) as well.

A word of caution - do not sign-up for the Amazon Associates program until you have your website up and running and until you have decided on the products you want to promote. They require you to make at least 3 sales within 180 days or else they will cancel your account.

I should point out that you cannot have any family member purchase your products. Amazon tracks your address information and disqualifies any purchased made to can be associated to your account.

When you go through the application process, they say they may do a random audit of your site to make sure you are qualified to be part of their program. But they don't always do this.

I know this because I was an eager beaver when I first started out and jumped the gun and signed-up for my account before I even had my website built. They did not audit my site and I was approved. But I did not make any sales and my account was closed on their end. Bummer!

You can always re-apply if your account does get smushed but my suggestion is wait until you are ready to rock and roll before establishing your affiliate account with them. It will save you a bunch of unnecessary hassles.

ClickBank

ClickBank is an online retailer with a global reach, secure payment processing, reliable tracking and payouts and an extensive affiliate network. It is one of the most popular affiliate networks in the world.

With ClickBank’s affiliate program, you can promote vendors' products and earn huge commissions. Affiliates use a ClickBank-provided referral link called a HopLink (this is exactly the same as your affiliate link) to direct customers to the vendor's site.

If a customer then purchases a product, you will receive a percentage of the sale that is credited directly to their ClickBank account. They provide reliable tracking and commission payouts to their affiliate members which is why they are one of the best in the industry.

If you're new to affiliate marketing, ClickBank is one of the affiliate programs you want to take a look at. With hundreds of thousands of`digital products available to promote, you can earn a solid living by being a ClickBank affiliate alone.

Wealthy Affiliate

Now that you have a pretty good understanding of affiliate links and how to get paid by joining affiliate networks, I want to point out on other affiliate program that is a bit different from the traditional affiliate networks.

When you make a sale with most affiliate programs, you earn a percentage of the sale as your commission payout. When the transaction has been completed, your earnings are done as well.

But Wealthy Affiliate offers an affiliate program that pays you every month for anyone who clicks your affiliate link and joins their site as a Premium Member. So you can leverage all of your hard work and get someone to join once yet continue to get paid after the sale has been completed. This is a good thing!

Plus, you do not have to be a Premium Member yourself to join their affiliate program. This is very cool and actually very rare.

Now, here's the best part...

Wealthy Affiliate provides a complete 7 module training course for free that will walk you through each step of promoting and profiting from using their affiliate program. There is no guesswork, no wondering if you're doing things correctly and no being left out in the cold to figure things out on your own!

The literally layout the yellow brick road for you! All you have to do is follow the step-by-step directions and you're on your way to making some pretty darn good commission dollars! Um, thank you!

The step-by-step modules are listed below.

WA Bootcamp Training Modules

There are other affiliate programs that will pay you on a monthly basis but they require to join their program in order to qualify. It sorta defeats the purpose don't you think? After all, we are affiliate marketers to make money and minimize our expenses. I tend to question a program that requires me to pay them first in order for me to get paid.

Adding full disclosure here, yes - I am a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate and I'll continue to be for the rest of my days. There is too much value to be had as a Premium Member of their community and my livelihood depends on my ability to earn a living from affiliate marketing. My earnings and my success would be greatly diminished without the valuable education and the ongoing support I've received by being a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I owe everything to them.

Ok, nuff said about that.

Other Affiliate Networks

As I mentioned earlier, there are tons of affiliate networks that you can join. I've only touched on the most popular ones in this training. But apart from Amazon Associates and ClickBank, there are actually quite a number of other well-known affiliate networks. They all have their own nuances but they can all help you be profitable as long as you do it right.

Go ahead and check them out and decide for yourself if any of these make sense to you based on your preferences and the type of niche you have chosen. There isn't necessarily one affiliate network that's better than another. If you feel more comfortable with a particular network then by all means, go for it!

Just follow that proven road map of choosing your niche, building your website, driving SEO traffic and adding authority by providing tons of relevant content and you'll be successful with any affiliate network you choose!

Why Product Reviews?

I've mentioned the use of product reviews quite a bit up to this point. So let me explain why we use them as our main source of content on our websites.

First of all, product reviews are easy to monetize. It's very easy to match up the keywords that people are using as search terms with the solutions / products that solve their issues. Just add your affiliate links to their solution and you've successfully given them what they are looking for.

I use Google Trends to see what people are searching for and I try to match up my content in my niche to coincide with what's trending.

This is a great tool to become familiar with as it can help you find new content to add to your site. I'm going to be adding a new post to my blog soon about the exact technique I use and how I feel is the best way to use this tool. I'll add a link here when the post goes live.

Secondly, it helps us rank much easier in the search engines because it gives our site a position of authority. Quite simply, the more blog posts or informational content we have on our site, the better. The search engines look at a site with 300 pages more favorably over a site with 25 pages. All you have to do it provide the content. Relevant content that is...

That is sometimes easier said than done, but if you commit to building your site and growing your business by adding fresh new content 3 - 4 times per week, you will see your rankings climb up SERP pages in no time.

Product reviews that allow reader comments are another fantastic way to blast your site towards the top of the search engine rankings. Google, Bing and the other search engines love reader engagement. This validates your position of site authority and tells the search engines that your site is offering valuable information to the search community.

If I can be totally honest, I really don't like writing product reviews. They require a bunch of research to do correctly and I find the process somewhat tedious. But they are absolutely necessary and a definite requirement in order for me to achieve the type of visitor traffic and conversions I need to make the type of income that I desire.

My rule of thumb is to write a product review 2 out of every 3 posts that I add to my site. The rest of my content is based on pretty much anything I want it to be, as long as it is still related to my niche.

For instance, I have a site in the golf niche. After I post 2 new posts on whatever products I am reviewing, I'll add a new post that discusses my personal experiences I had at Augusta National or what it was like to play Atlanta Athletic Club. It's so easy for me to write about those types of experiences and it ensures that my site has fresh and interesting content that my site visitors actually enjoy reading.

If done correctly, product reviews will be your gateway to success. I'm sure you've read some reviews that you thought were very good and others that you came away with, huh? What the heck did I just read?

There is some excellent information available at AuthorityHacker.com on How to Write Product Reviews that Sell and Convert. Follow these guidelines and you'll soon be writing awesome product reviews on your site!

 

Next Steps

If you've stayed with me and have read this far down the page, congratulations! This tells me that you are serious about wanting to learn how to start your own online affiliate business. Well done my friend, well done!

I have just barely touched the treetops on affiliate marketing and all the different ways it can provide opportunities to make a serious income. But that wasn't the purpose of this training. After all, why would I even try to re-invent the mousetrap and try to teach you everything about this business when I can provide you with all the resources you'll ever need with one click of your mouse? Wanna see it? Here it comes...

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I remember what it was like before I started my journey as an affiliate marketer. I understand the fear and hesitation you might be feeling right now. But I was fortunate and had (and still have) an awesome mentor who challenged me and told me I had 3 options:

  • 1
    I could do nothing and stay in my current situation, or
  • 2
    I could keep chasing that lightning in a bottle and hope that new super-duper online program will work, or
  • 3
    I could take action and decide to try something that is already working for thousands of other people.

Can you guess what I did?

Of course you can! I took the leap and made the commitment to give this affiliate marketing business a try. All I can say is it's been one of the best decision of my life!

Final Thoughts

I hope this training has provided you with some information about the awesome world of affiliate marketing and maybe even has the wheels turning in your brain about starting your own online business.

I apologize if any of this came across as salesy or like I was trying to hype-up affiliate marketing; that was not my intent.

We live in a world full of bad people who work very hard at scamming us out of our hard-earned money by promising us a world of riches and the lifestyle of our dreams. They play on our emotions and suck us into believing that if we buy their 'super unique magical system' our money worries will be a thing of the past.

I have fallen victim of this more times than I would like to remember. That's why I am so super stoked about finally finding something real that will provide me with an income greater than I have ever imagined. And that's also why I can relate to and understand your pain and frustration when it comes to trying to make a better life for yourself.

Affiliate marketing is here to stay and I thank God for that! It's a business of hard work and requires lots of effort, but you know what? It never feels like work to me. I love what I'm doing now and I'm actually having fun for this first time EVER in my career. My hope for you is that you will find the same sense of joy and satisfaction that I have finally found.

I'd welcome the opportunity to work with you directly and provide you with my personal coaching. I'll share the secrets that I've learned about what it takes to earn an online income and I'll share the mistakes I've made along the way in hopes that I can help you avoid them.

In part, I measure my success by helping others find their success. There really is another way to pay your bills and take care of your family. So please feel free to reach out to me and drop me a note on my Contact Page. I'll definitely respond and I'll be happy to help you any way I can.



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