So, you want to make money with Craigslist as an affiliate marketer, huh?
Well, that makes sense...
After all, Craigslist is one of the top 20 sites on the planet, according to Alexa.
But, even though it doesn't look like the site design has been updated since 1995, unfortunately, it's unusually challenging to game their platform.
But it can be done.
There's always a way.
So, just to give you a quick recap of the evolution of Craigslist affiliate marketing over the years...
Which brings us to where we are now.
Now, two kinds of resources that I recommend checking out if you're serious about marketing on Craigslist are...
1) Some sort of...
I'm no genius when it comes to protecting my computer from malware, and spyware and adware and whatever other "wares" exist out there.
Which is one of the big reasons why I switched to a Mac years ago.
Now, before you start crucifying me on all the reason why a PC is better than a Mac, don't get me wrong, PCs are great...if you're a super-techy nerd that understands how to keep them running smoothly.
But, I just don't.
And, in my experience, after a couple of years of owning PCs, it just seems like they always got infected past the point where any popular antivirus solution on the market just didn't help anymore.
So, since I've been using a Mac now for the past decade, I pretty much have had zero problems when it comes to popups and viruses...
But, sometimes you accidentally click the wrong button online and your system somehow gets infected.
What I really like about Kaspersky is that it's a lightweight app that is cross-checking...
It's no secret that there are millions of dollars to be made in the adult and dating niches.
Multiple MILLIONS of visitors DAILY.
And adult traffic is way cheaper than most other traffic sources.
So, wouldn't it make sense to siphon some of that adult traffic over to your own site or blog and then redirect it to a number of different adult sites or products?
Yeah, it would...
Except, here's where things get kind of tricky.
Unlike traditional SEO, where Google and other search engines make it pretty simple to figure out specific search phrases and long tail keywords that people are typing in...
Unfortunately they hide most of that keyword data when it comes to adult topics or searches about things that are illegal in some countries and states like: gambling, drugs, etc.
So, while there is an avalanche of targeted traffic that are actually really...
Years ago I came across a blog article about a guy that was in his mid 20s, who regularly made multiple five figures per month online...
Simply flipping domains.
Now, we're not talking about the kind of domain flipping where you invest in expensive branded domains and then resell those to a higher bidder.
All he was doing was picking up brand new domain names for just the cost of registration...and flipping those to local businesses, over and over.
Now, I had heard of things like this during the dot com boom, in the early days of the Internet, so I thought the idea of flipping domains was a lost art and there was no more opportunity in that.
But, this was about 2011 or so, so it was way past the dot com bubble.
Now, I mention that story to reinforce that you still didn't miss the domain flipping gold rush.
Flipping domains for easy profits is something anyone can still do, and it's even easier to do these days.
Now, what the guy I mentioned above was doing was simply buying the...
If you're new to the solo ads game, here's how it works.
So, with solo ads you're essentially paying for the opportunity to place your offer in front of someone else's list or audience that they've put in the time and effort to build up.
The benefit is that you get push button traffic without having to lift a finger on your part and solo ads can be a really fast and effective way to test new offers.
However, that being said, there are a lot of scammers and vultures in the industry that prey on innocent newbies since most of the people just getting started with buying solo ads are inexperienced, and don't know anything about tracking their links, and whether or not they're getting taken advantage of.
Now, one of the more popular marketplaces to purchase solo ads is a platform called Udimi.
An advantage of Udimi being a marketplace, where other users can leave feedback, is that you significantly increase your chances of success...or at least not getting completely screwed by the...
I'm sure you've seen those blogs of people who suddenly got the urge to drop everything they were doing and travel the world, right?
Well, that idea might seem sexy to you...but what about all their stuff?
Or their mail?
Sure, they can liquidate most of their physical possessions or place them in store for an affordable fee until they return...
But, what about important documents and other physical mail like letters from grandma?
Even if you decide to pick up and travel the world, you still need some sort of physical address where you can be reached, and you probably don't want to redirect all your mail to your parents or a friend's residence.
So, what do you do?
Well, until several years ago, there really weren't many options...
But, luckily, now there are several solutions which have popped up that have solved this problem.
One of them is called Earth Class Mail.
Now, services like Earth Class Mail can be use for far more than just a virtual mailing address.
They can also scan...
You've seen them in the coffee shops.
The ones on their laptops.
That are there...
Because they don't have anywhere else to go.
They either work for a company remotely or for themselves.
And I get it - working by yourself all alone at home or your apartment can be lonely as fuck.
So, what other options are there?
Well, there are office spaces you can rent - but those are far too expensive and not well suited for most solopreneurs and bootstrap startups.
Then, there are services like WeWork, which are pretty awesome coworking spaces, if you've got the dough to drop (a little out of the price range for most solopreneurs and teams just getting started).
But, then, additionally you've got cool solutions like Deskpass.
Deskpass is kind of like Wework, except you get access to an entire network of coworking and shared office spaces in your city that are far cheaper than services like WeWork.
It's pretty awesome.
The only downside is that at the time of me writing this...
In the last decade or so (at the time of me writing this post) especially with the explosion of social media, the idea of living a nomadic lifestyle has become increasingly popular.
Especially for digital marketers and serial entrepreneurs.
As entrepreneurs, it seems that most of us "suffer" from ADHD and love jumping from project to project, with an insatiable desire to learn new things, and that same curiosity seems to overflow into other areas of our life as well.
One of those being the idea of traveling and exploring new places on a regular basis.
But, even though the thought of seeing new destinations and going on spontaneous adventures may seem like a rush...
If you're brand new to it, it can certainly be scary and overwhelming.
Luckily, in our super-connected world, there's tons of excellent resources to assist you and build your confidence.
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One of the hangups that a lot of people have is just getting started and taking that first leap of faith.
Let's face it...there are a TON of products and services that you can choose to promote when it comes to affiliate marketing.
So, which ones are best?
Well, the answer to that question is a little subjective, and over time you'll find your own sweet spot of the particular kinds of products and niches that you have more success with and like to promote...
But, as general rule, here are a few tips...
I first like to concentrate on promoting evergreen products and services.
These are products and services that will always be in demand.
They're not based on speculation or trends.
Things like: mattresses, t-shirts, shoes, etc.
Items that millions of people purchase every day online.
And some examples more closely related to the internet marketing / make money online world would include services like: domains, web hosting, or any tool or subscription that relies on a platform or traffic source that will probably be around for a significant amount of time.
So, you've come across an ad or offer promising that you can earn a full-time income working part-time taking simple online surveys...
Is it true or a SCAM?
Well...kind of both.
So, can you really make money online taking surveys? YES. I've done it.
Can you really earn a full-time income taking those same surveys? Again, yes...but it's WAY more difficult and time-consuming that you'd expect.
There are people that have done it and are doing it but I can assure you that when they divide the time they're actually spending going through these surveys it probably comes out to only nickels and dimes per hour...far less than a minimum wage job.
So, why are these offers so popular?
Honestly, it's because naive people just coming online really want to believe that it's possible...
And most people are attracted to the idea of being able to support themselves and live a comfortable life by only working a few hours per day and clicking a few buttons on their computer.
So, that's why those...