Affiliate marketing is pretty simple.
And the Amazon Associates program is one of the easiest affiliate programs to get approved for.
So, in this article I want to go over how simple it is to get started promoting Amazon products as an affiliate by using free YouTube videos.
Once you're signed up for the Amazon Associates program you'll be able to install the SiteStripe toolbar for easily creating unique affiliate links that you can share on social media.
Once you have the link it's as easy as creating a review video about that product.
The video doesn't have to be long - maybe 3-5 minutes.
And as far as optimizing the video so that it will rank faster, I would target longer tail keywords related to that product or service.
If you're targeting a specific product you may even want to use the full Amazon product title followed by the word "review" as the title.
Be sure to add your Amazon affiliate link in the YouTube description for the video and that's it!
The more videos...
When I think of the phrase "search engine marketing" I usually tend to think of the PPC (pay-per-click) side of SEO, which are the ads you see right above, below and on the sides of the organic search results.
Anything in the organic search results I consider SEO (search engine optimization) because you're optimizing that content to rank highly.
Where, on the other hand, with PPC, as long as you bid the most you'll show up #1.
But, instead of just sharing what I consider to be the top search engine marketing courses, I'm going to share suggestions for courses on both search engine marketing and search engine optimization.
Now, when it comes to what I consider a great course, you have to really evaluate what your goals are for taking the course.
I will assume that most people reading this article work for themselves and are interested in this information so they can make more money, not so they can do enterprise SEO for a large company.
Which is why I mostly prefer to take courses...
In my experience duplicate content penalties are a complete myth.
I've had success in spite of having duplicate content on the same domain.
Heck, I've even made sales from entire sites that were complete duplicates.
So, in this post I want to share a really simple strategy for using duplicate content to your advantage to help siphon valuable traffic from search engines.
The first step is we're going to focus on targeting long tail keywords.
But not just one or two...a TON of them.
The benefit of optimizing content for longer tail search phrases is that they're far less competitive to rank for, and there's more buyer intent.
To find keyword suggestions you can use a free tool like KeywordTool.io.
I usually start with a root keyword like "teeth whitening".
Once you have your list of keywords, write a generic article about that root keyword, and try to include and talk about several of the longer tail keywords you found from KeywordTool.io.
After you're finished writing your article,...
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...