Solo ads are a very popular method of driving traffic.
Mostly because they're fast, easy, and newbie-friendly.
The downside is that the lower the barrier to entry the more likely you are of getting screwed and taken advantage of.
Unfortunately, since a lot of people who invest in solo ads are brand new marketers they don't even know that they might be getting taken advantage of or how to even figure out if they are.
Which is why I don't just like to blindly recommend resources without testing them myself.
So, if you're considering investing in solo ads or you've maybe tried solo ads in the past and are looking for a reputable solution to help you scale...
Then I recommend Trafficforme.
A couple of reasons I really like Trafficforme are...
Kindle Direct Publishing launched is 2010 (nearly a decade ago at the time of me writing this post).
And why that date is so ridiculous to me is that it's still ridiculously simple to make money selling Kindle ebooks...
Yet, I guess most people on the planet simply don't know that.
A few years after the Kindle Marketplace launched I mustered up the courage to publish my first title.
And within a few short weeks I had already made over $100 - off of a $1.99 ebook!
Now, unfortunately I didn't stick with it.
But a friend of mine did.
He started around the exact same time as me in the fall of 2012 and in about 3-4 months he had scaled his Kindle income to over $10,000/month!
And the even crazier thing was that he had developed a system that was for the most part completely automated.
The only "work" he did was logging into his account to see how much money he was making.
I know that sounds like a fairytale - but he's not the only one.
And Kindle is still a MASSIVE...
Affiliate marketing is actually pretty darn simple.
It basically just comes down to getting the right offer in front of the right target audience.
And if you do it right, you don't even necessarily need to be great at driving traffic, copywriting or conversions.
So, what are the main elements of affiliate marketing?
1) Select an offer
I suggest starting with an affiliate network rather than a site that has a private affiliate program.
This is better when you're just starting out since most affiliate networks and programs have a minimum payment threshold before they'll pay you out. That number is usually around $100.
So, since you're a beginner you might make a sale, but your commission might only be $10.
With a private affiliate program you would have to wait longer to get paid out, but...
There's so many different ways to make money online, but here are a list of just a couple that are all really simple and inexpensive to start, which each has the potential to generate you enough passive income to live a very comfortable lifestyle.
Start A Blog
I know it might sound hard, slow, and boring, but it doesn't have to be.
Pick something you know a lot about and are passionate about already.
Then you can use a free tool like KeywordTool.io to get ideas and suggestions for topics to write about and over time you'll start to attract organic traffic from the search engines.
Once you get traffic making money is easy.
Sign up for affiliate networks and mention relevant products and services in your blog articles or add banners the sidebar of your site and eventually you'll start making money from creating content about...
(After you click the link above and create your account, select Order Traffic, then under Who Is Your Market? you will select Health & Diet)
One of the most popular niches for solo ads is the biz opp and make money online space.
But that's not the only big niche out there.
The top 3 super niches are: health, wealth, and relationships
So, there's definitely a LOT of money to be made outside of the make money online industry.
And solo ads for these other niches work the same way as they do with buying clicks for a biz opp offer.
The issue is where do you find a quality solo ad vendor for some of these other niches?
Well, the one that I like to use is called Trafficforme.
The reason I like Trafficforme is
Everybody likes the idea of making passive income in their pajamas on the Internet until they learn that there's a flip side to all those fancy cars, jewels, and mansions.
You actually gotta put in the work to be able to afford all that stuff.
Sure, the freedom is amazing, but working for yourself online does have it's share of disadvantages that a lot of people just starting out probably forget to factor in.
This is a big one that you'll figure out pretty soon once you start working for yourself.
It's cool being able to print digital money everyday, but when you're a solopreneur it can get pretty lonely cooped up in your apartment or house all day with no one to talk to.
But a simple solution for this is to look into coworking spaces like WeWork, that give you the opportunity to be around other like-minded entrepreneurs so you don't turn into an introverted hermit.
When you work for yourself you've got no one looking over your shoulder or telling you what...
It doesn't matter what product or service you're promoting with solo ads, the process is the same.
You'll send traffic to an optin page, capture an email address, and then follow up with that person until they either buy or unsubscribe.
So, let's walk through doing this for a Clickbank product.
First, you'll want to select a product to promote.
I would choose a mass market product that is already converting well (has a high Gravity score within the Clickbank marketplace) and also has some prewritten email swipes you can use for your autoresponder followup sequence.
Tools you will need...
Once you have your offer you'll create a custom landing page with a drag-and-drop software like ClickFunnels.
Plug in your followup sequence emails into your autoresponder.
Mask your landing page URL with a click tracking software like ClickMagick (to protect you so you don't get cheated by the solo ad vendor).
And then you'll invest in your solo ad clicks.
After the solo ad has completed you'll...
Unfortunately Majestic SEO does not have an affiliate program :(
However, if you want to learn how you can still leverage all the people searching for Majestic keywords and still make money off that traffic click here
Majestic is a great marketing tool for reverse-engineering the backlink profiles of your competitors, which can help give you some insights into how they're ranking for specific keywords.
Personally I use Majestic for cross-checking the metrics of a site when I'm purchasing expired domains, to use either for my PBN (private blog network) or to build on because of their pre-existing authority.
Unfortunately Majestic doesn't have an affiliate program though, which is a bummer if you're an affiliate marketer.
However, there are a few SEO tools related to Majestic that I recommend which do have affiliate programs...
I don't think there is an average income that is posted anywhere on the Wealthy Affiliate website.
But, if I had to guess, I'm pretty certain that most people who invest in Wealthy Affiliate never see any results, because they never take any action.
However, I do know of a few people who have gone through their training, taken action, and made some decent money from affiliate marketing.
And I have another friend who is actually one of their top affiliates each year.
He earns several thousand dollars per month for referring other people to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
But if you're considering investing in Wealthy Affiliate, here are my two cents, based on my own experience from actually having invested in their subscription.
Wealthy Affiliate seems to be a pretty solid resource to learn the BASICS of SEO (search engine optimization) and affiliate marketing.
However, only the basics.
So, if you do decide to invest in it, I would take the whole first month devouring all the...
Rather than give you a whole bunch of different SEO services and send you in all sorts of directions, in this article I'm going to just recommend one solution that will serve all of your affiliate SEO needs.
Because we all like simple and easy, right?
So, instead of telling you to go get your articles at one site and to go get your backlinks from another, I'm just going to recommend a site called Human Proof Designs.
Human Proof Designs specializes in creating ready made niche affiliate sites, which is an awesome service.
Because, even though you probably understand what is required to create a successful niche affiliate website...let's face it...we're all pretty lazy.
So, Human Proof Designs provides a solution for that.
And in addition they also have a number of other complimentary services they provide such as...
So, whether you're just...