One of the easiest affiliate networks to get started with as a beginner affiliate marketer is Clickbank.
And one of the simplest methods for getting traction and sales quickly from promoting Clickbank products is by using YouTube videos.
Now, just making a video alone likely isn't going to result in you making consistent sales.
You need to target the right keywords.
Ideally you'd want to optimize your video filename, title and description for a long tail keyword.
So, instead of crossing your fingers and hoping to get found for a video about "making money online"...
Instead you would optimize your content to rank for a keyword like "clickbank autopilot system free".
To get ideas and suggestions for long tail keywords to target, you can use a free tool like KeywordTool.io - just plug in a root keyword and it will spit out hundreds of related long tail search phrases that people are actually typing in to the search engines.
Each of these long tail videos alone isn't going to draw...
Everybody likes the idea of passive and residual income...
But the thing that most people don't think about when they consider working for themselves is that they no longer have the comfort of a steady paycheck...
Which means they have to re-create that paycheck.
The good news is that this is relatively simple to do with the Internet.
There's so many different ways to make money online but the one I want to focus on is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is kind of like being a salesperson.
You market and promote other people's products and services and when people purchase that product using your referral link you earn a commission.
The more sales you make, the more commissions you earn.
And there's so many different products and services you can promote.
Even if you were to focus on a super tiny or obscure niche like "knitting for people over 60" that would most of the time be plenty enough to produce a comfortable full-time income.
And since different affiliate programs and...
There are a lot of myths and theories when it comes to the "best" linkbuilding strategies to get a website to rank.
But in my opinion experience and a lot of testing is going to give you the proper insights into what really works.
However, I will share some tips based on what I generally do to boost the authority of my money sites.
If it's a new domain I will typically start by sending a few high authority backlinks to the root domain with the anchor text either being the name of the site or the exact URL.
To do this you either buy your own expired domains and point links from those domains to the sites you want to rank (creating your own private blog network).
Or you can just buy high powered links from other sites like The HOTH.
After this I will start building some social bookmark and web 2.0 property links to the root domain as well as the inner pages.
For the anchor text of the social bookmark links if it's to my homepage I'll just use the root domain URL or title of the site....
There are hundreds of solo ad vendors that exist...
However, one of the most common types of solo ads are for people who are interested in business opportunities and making money online.
But not all solo ad vendors are created equally.
There's a lot of garbage sellers out there that will send you bogus clicks and then run with your money.
So, I've compiled a list of legitimate solo ad vendors that offer affordable pricing and also allow you to scale pretty high.
Additionally, if you're looking for some high-converting email swipes that you can use to help nurture the leads you collect from your solo ad purchases and convert them from a lead to a customer I recommend checking out this service.
One of the easiest and lowest cost methods to get started making money online is to teach simple courses on online course marketplaces like Udemy.
You don't need to have any special qualifications to publish courses on their platform and the only tools you really need are...
For the computer I suggest a laptop, since they're more mobile.
I use a MacBook Pro.
You don't have to go with a Mac, but I highly recommend them.
This is going to be by far your most expensive investment.
The next thing you will need is a quality external microphone.
Most internal microphones aren't that high quality and Udemy is very strict on wanting their audio to be high quality.
So, I use and recommend an inexpensive USB mic like the Blue Yeti.
The other tool you will need to buy is a screen recording software.
If you're using a Mac then I recommend ScreenFlow.
And if you're using a PC I recommend Camtasia.
Aside from the tools above...
Although Google makes up for the majority of search engine and PPC traffic on the Internet, Bing still accounts for about a third of all search engine traffic, which is pretty significant.
And the advantage of advertising with Bing Ads is that they're much more forgiving than AdWords as well as affiliate marketer friendly.
This makes Bing Ads an easier traffic source to get started with for newbies.
Now, there are tons of different strategies out there when it comest to PPC (pay-per-click) and if you're really serious about mastering PPC and scaling then I would definitely recommend investing in a solid tracking software like TrackingDesk.
But in this post I want to give you one idea that can help you get started as an affiliate marketer when advertising on Bing Ads.
With whatever product or offer you decide to promote......
One of the simplest ways to get started with affiliate marketing is to create your own website.
However, you definitely don't need to have your own custom domain name and hosting in order to make money as an affiliate marketer.
You can leverage existing platforms that already have traffic like...
The Amazon Kindle marketplace - You can create ebooks and sprinkle relevant affiliate links throughout the content.
Start a YouTube channel - Target specific keywords and siphon organic traffic to your videos from all the billions of visitors watching vides each day. You can then insert your affiliate links in the description of the YouTube videos.
Create courses on platforms like Udemy and Skillshare - You can add your affiliate links to the courses in various ways.
Additionally, you can also run paid traffic to affiliate offers.
Now, most traffic networks won't allow you to direct link to your affiliate offers (Bing Ads will though)
So, you'll likely need a bridge page or landing page in...
There are so many different platforms and solutions that exist for selling your own information product and creating your own membership site.
So, what's the different between all of them and what makes Kajabi better than the rest?
Well, many of the other platforms that exist for creating your own courses like Teachable are great for that one thing.
Creating online courses.
But what I really like about Kajabi is that, in my opinion, it is the best solution if you are searching for a tool that allows you to not only sell your digital information products but also give you a blogging platform for creating content.
Now, Kajabi also does many other things like:
Years ago I was suckered into an Amway pitch...
But I did get one valuable takeaway that I still use today.
During their spiel, the couple who was trying to persuade me to join Amway explained it like this...
"Don't think of Amway as an expense. Because all you're really doing is simply redirecting a few dollars each month that you're spending anyway on household products and purchasing Amway products instead of some of the products that you buy at the supermarket."
So, I like to apply this same approach with affiliate marketing.
Most products and services pay you in money.
However, some reward you with credit toward their product.
So, if I'm subscribing to a service like this, I'll do my best to refer enough people on a regular basis to cancel out my subscription cost.
One example is a meal delivery service called HelloFresh.
I have to eat anyway and since HelloFresh has a refer program that rewards me in credits towards my subscription this means that if I consistently refer...
I love being alive right now.
In just the past couple years there have been so many companies and brands that have popped up that make having an amazing lifestyle possible...
For a fraction of what it used to cost for the same luxuries.
I don't know if you can relate to this but I love eating unique and delicious meals.
Unfortunately, since I'm single, I don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
And although services like Instacart exist for grocery delivery, it would be really nice if there was a convenient and affordable service that would deliver awesome meals to me each week.
And mix it up each week so I'm not always eating the same stuff.
Well, there actually is.
And it's called HelloFresh.
HelloFresh is a meal kit delivery service that delivers delicious, pre-measured ingredients and simple, chef-made recipes to your doorstep every week.
It's pretty awesome.
And they have different plans based on your needs.
So, it works out great for me.
And they even have a referral program,...