Everybody loves the idea of done-for-you.
Because even though most people may understand the process or strategy behind what it takes to get results or make money...
Nobody wants to put in the work.
The hurdle is actually finding a reliable (emphasis on the reliable) service or solution that can create quality done-for-you solutions on autopilot...
That can also be easily scaled.
Luckily, in regards to done-for-you niche affiliate sites, there is a solution that I can recommend.
It's called HumanProofDesigns.
What I love about HPD is they not only offer custom made niche sites, but additionally they also offer content, keyword research and linkbuilding services, as well as training to help you succeed with the services they provide.
So, it's essentially a "one stop shop" which is awesome...
Because you don't have to get your sites from one source, your articles from another source, then your links from another source and piece them all together yourself.
With HPD all of those...
Although I'm considered an expert at online marketing and SEO (search engine optimization) I'm certainly no super nerd when it comes to things like caching and page speed.
However, I do know that page load speed is extremely important and significantly affects SEO and how Google ranks your site.
Luckily there is a simple solution for all of us non-nerds that requires minimal configuration and produces immediate results.
It's called WP Rocket.
WP Rocket makes your WordPress site load extremely fast in just a few clicks.
I'm not going to go into depth about why it's so wonderful - you can read all about that on their website.
For most of you reading this, all you really need to know is that it's important for your website to load fast.
And WP Rocket is the most powerful WordPress caching plugin to help you do that.
** And in regards to which plan to invest in...don't be a cheapee - if you're a serious online marketer you've probably got...
One of the skills you need to develop to become a successful online marketer is being able to think outside the box.
The reason for this is it's going to give you a significant edge over the rest of your competition and allow you to be profitable in certain endeavors where most other marketers are struggling and failing.
And one of the ways to do this is to add several layers or design funnels for every asset you create.
Basically once you start to see a little bit of traction, whether it be with free or paid traffic, you want to optimize that traffic for maximum conversions and squeeze every dollar of profit you can out of those clicks and visitors.
And one simple solution for doing this with organic traffic is to install a back button redirect script on your website.
It should come as no surprise to you that most people who find your website often click the back button of their web browser.
So, instead of just letting...
One very important rule for working hard...
Is that you've also gotta make the time to relax and reward yourself.
Everybody burns out eventually...you're no exception.
And one of the best ways to restore your energy is to expose yourself to new experiences and travel.
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To give you some insight into how I go about selecting products and services to promote, I try and look at the bigger picture.
Since SEO is something that takes time I want to ensure the products and services I choose to promote are going to be either evergreen or recurring in commissions...or both.
Now, you've probably heard the story of the California gold rush and how some of the first people to strike it rich were actually the ones selling picks and shovels and other equipment needed for gold mining.
So, that's the exact same approach I like to take when it comes to promoting anything online.
First sell people on the dream.
Then point them to the best tools and resources they need in order to achieve that desired outcome.
So, in regards to search engine optimization and the tools and resources required for success, here are a few of my top recommendations to suggest to people interested in learning more about SEO...
Domain Name - People wanting to start their own...
Most all marketing involves the same elements.
The two most important to master are traffic and conversion.
So, even though there are several different traffic sources that exist, the core strategy and you need to take to move people from a lead to a customer is very similar...but the tools sometimes change.
In regards to Instagram, Instagram is the traffic source.
So, as a marketer, you need to figure out your leverage points and how to move the traffic from Instagram to your own funnels, offers and email lists.
With Instagram, the leverage point is the one URL you can put in the bio of your profile.
Now, obviously you'll need some sort of offer.
This can either be an affiliate offer or your own.
Then, once you have your offer selected, you'll need to figure out a way to capture leads and convert those leads into customers.
For this I recommend a tool like ClickFunnels.
ClickFunnels is a drag-and-drop sales funnel software that you can use to build custom mobile responsive ...
When it comes to SEO (search engine optimization) content is king.
And this doesn't change whether you're doing SEO for a client or for yourself as an affiliate marketer.
The content is the most important element...
Because without really high-quality, relevant content, the search engines don't have a lot of information to go on to actually find and rank your website.
Now, there are two elements to getting websites to the top of page 1 in the search results...
So, the other piece of the puzzle is backlinks.
But, I want to stress the fact that throwing a lot of backlinks at your website, even if they're really powerful backlinks, isn't the greatest strategy if your content is complete garbage.
It might work in the short term, but don't be surprised if your sites rankings drop significantly over time.
So, the long way of doing SEO is to actually create the content yourself or outsource articles.
And be disciplined and consistent enough to do that over and over again until you...
Selling your product on Clickbank is not the same thing as having your product or service featured on the Clickbank marketplace.
The Clickbank marketplace is free for all vendors, however if you're not getting at least some activity and sales for what you're selling Clickbank will eventually remove you from it.
You can still be extremely successful if your product is not listed on the marketplace, however ranking highly in your category can certainly help you attract more affiliates and make more money.
So, How Do You Improve Your Rank Within The Clickbank Marketplace?
It's pretty simple...
Make sales from lots of different affiliates.
One of the main metrics that you will find inside the Clickbank marketplace is Gravity.
And the way I understand Gravity, it's a metric that combines sales volume with the number of affiliates that are having success promoting that same product.
So, you might be doing thousands of dollars in sales per day, but if you're the only person promoting that...
What I love most about affiliate marketing is that it's something anybody can succeed with.
The barrier to entry is extremely low.
It doesn't matter if you're 13 or 65.
And you don't have to have a lot of money to get started.
Now, there are a couple of different approaches to affiliate marketing...
One is using FREE traffic and the other is using PAID traffic.
In this article I'm going to highlight how the free traffic method works, since it's the method that is going to be most relevant to the majority of people getting started making money online.
So, affiliate marketing is pretty darn simple.
Basically there's a ton of products and services on the planet to create content around and promote and most of those products, softwares and services have affiliate programs.
These affiliate programs pay you a commission for referring others to their product or service.
It's very similar to a sales position at a corporate job - except you work at your own pace and there's no mandatory...
I'm definitely no expert when it comes to techy things like SSL certificates.
But, I do understand that by having an SSL certificate installed on your website, it does protect the data of your visitors a little more than if you had an unsecured site (non-HTTPS).
That's why you see most brands and companies have HTTPS in front of their domain name instead of HTTP.
Having an SSL certificate is pretty much essential if you're selling anything on a website, and even non-techy people can be scared away if you're asking for payment on your site and you don't have an HTTPS URL.
Now, when SSL certificates started to become more mainstream I avoided them for a long time.
Honestly it was because I didn't truly understand them...
And also they weren't cheap.
But then services like Cloudflare popped up, and since they offer the option of a FREE SSL certificate, it's kind of silly not to take advantage of it.
The other benefit of making your site HTTPS is that it's been said that...