Best Converting Affiliate Programs and CPA Offers** Make More Money With Your Traffic — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
How do you know which affiliate offers and programs are best for your site? Which ones are going to convert?
We’ll talk about how to find the best affiliate offers that will make the most money.
One of the main programs people use is Adsense, put out by Google, which pays you per click. You put the Adsense code on your site, and it makes a little box that automatically creates ads for the content of your site.
Another popular one is Clickbank. This is a network of people who have digital products like software, e-books, memberships, and subscriptions. They also have some physical products as well. This is an affiliate program where vendors set the amount you’ll get paid. You might get paid 75%, 50%, or even 5%.
A third popular program is Commission Junction. This is an affiliate network where a lot of people go. The offers could be pay-per-lead, pay-per-sale, pay-per-call, pay-per-download, etc. It’s a big network with lots of offers.
This type of internet marketing is called CPA marketing, or cost-per-acquisition. It’s where you get paid on a click, download, lead, sale, call, etc. You are paid for an action.
So how do you know which offer is best? The best type of affiliate offer or program for your site can’t be determined by the network, or by the CPA, or by the payout. In fact, it doesn’t matter how much the offer pays. It matters how well it is going to convert. You have to look at an affiliate offer and ask, based on your traffic, how well does this offer match the intent?
You might have people who are looking for ways to fix their toilet handle. You could send them a DIY toolbar, or get them to a plumber lead. That would match the intent.
You don’t want to look at the affiliate offer as much as you want to look at how it matches what your user wants to do. What is the offer promising the user? If the offer closely aligns with the intent of the user, you’ll get better EPCs (earnings per click) than anyone else.
Remember that traffic is not the same for every market. In some markets you’ll have a lot of traffic with little payout, and sometimes you’ll have a little traffic with lots of payout.
In some markets, there’s a lot of cheap traffic. For example, if you have a bunch of people looking up cat videos, you don’t know if they have a cat or want to take care of their cat, or if they just want to watch funny videos. So the best converting product might be a funny video toolbar.
In this example, you might get 1,000 visitors to your site, and you might get 30 to 100 people to download your toolbar. You might think those EPCS are terrible, but if you get paid $3 dollars a download, then that means you’re making $90 to $300.
There are people in huge markets that aren’t getting these kinds of numbers.
Another example is with Amazon’s affiliate program. Amazon pays you on every order you get. The percentages on Amazon are very low, usually less than 10%. But if you have something that will convert based on the intent of your market, then it will be pretty easy, because you’ll be able to get them to buy. And if they buy something very expensive, you’ll still make a lot of money. If you get the user to buy a $50,000 jacuzzi, and you make 10% percent, then you still make $5,000.
It’s all about the intent which leads to conversion. If you can match the offer to the intent, it doesn’t matter what the offer is. It only matters if it will pay you, and if it’s going to work for the user.
Everything in internet marketing comes down to the end user. If your visitor isn’t interested in your offer, nothing else is going to matter.
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Amazon Affiliate Profits: Affiliate Programs for Beginners–$800 Commissions? – affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Here is how you can make some money with the Amazon affiliate program.
When you use the affiliate marketing program at Amazon, they pay you commission to get a sale. They give you a special link, and that link will track everything that people do. When you get the link, you want to make sure that you copy the link exactly. You also want to run it through a link cloaker or a subdomain.
When someone comes to your site looking for something, you’re going to provide them some information. They’ll see that you did your research. Remember, as an affiliate marketer, your job is to do the research.
On your page, you provide the content and then you provide a link. This will go to a specific product. People will go through your link, and if they purchase something, you’ll get commission.
Generally, commission on Amazon is very low. You’ll get a very small percentage, sometimes only one or two percent, or maybe up to four or eight percent. While the percentage is small, you can still do very well with an expensive product. For example, if you’re providing a link to an electric heater for a pool, this will cost customers anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. Because Amazon is a trusted company, people aren’t afraid to spend a lot of money with them. So, if you make one sale on a $10,000 pool heater, you will make at least around $400.
The key to making this work is finding obscure, off-the-beaten-path niche markets. You want to be very careful about the words you use. You won’t go for words like “pool heater” because they’re competitive. You might go for words like “pool heater won’t” or something like that.
This example is just one of hundreds of thousands of opportunities. People are searching for things like this every day. They want answers. They want to know how stuff works.
Amazon is making around a quarter of a million dollars every minute. You just need a very small percentage of that to make a lot of money. It all depends on choosing the right keywords and being able to sell the products.
You sell the product by teaching customers about it. You teach people, help people make decisions, and then close the deal.
When you’re selling to people, you want to run the traffic through your own site. You could just send them directly to the link, but if they go to your site, they can keep going to your links and looking at your content. This will help you make more money because you’ll be able to cloak your own links, and you are now promoting yourself.
As an affiliate marketer, you are your own commodity. You are creating something of value. If you take all these people and send them directly to your link and hope they buy, and you never hear from them again, you are not creating something of value. If you create a site, you create the value. Now, you have a commodity, rather than just click flopping, which is buying low and selling high. You can make money that way, but this is the better way to go.
This is the difference between the deadbeat affiliates and the super affiliates.
As you work with Amazon, remember that it is a supplement. If you get 1,000 people to go to your site, and one percent buys, and you get 400 dollars in commission, that’s great. But you still have 999 people who are on your site that didn’t do anything. Perhaps you could send them somewhere as an affiliate, or do Adsense or Clickbank.
So, do you want to click flop without your own site and hope you get an Amazon check? Or do you want to do it with your own site, be your own boss, make your own money, and control the flow of traffic so you’re not wasting time and losing money?
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Why Affiliate Marketing Doesn’t Work for You! Plus the Real Secret to Making Money Online — affiliatemarketingdudemc at YouTube.com
Why do people fail?
Lots of people read certain books thinking they’ll get that one big secret. We’re always looking for it, but we fail to look behind the scenes. Today we’ll talk about how you can get into affiliate marketing and internet marketing, and how you can make a fortune. But it has nothing to do with what you’ll find in those books.
We’re going to look at the business model that works time and time again—the one that will help you make money online starting right now.
“If you want to make money, you need a plan to get you where you want to go.”
The internet has a lot of traffic. Google alone has four million searches per minute. Other platforms—Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Instagram—get a lot of traffic as well.
But if you look at the numbers, they’re making very little in terms of how many people actually use them.
Google makes around $20 billion a year. If you divide that by the number of searches they get, it’s actually a very low number. They make less than a penny per search.
What does that mean? It means there’s potential for this traffic to make a lot more money.
When most people start with affiliate marketing, they try a linear approach. They will send traffic directly to an affiliate link, which is known as direct linking. But often they convert a very small amount of people compared to how much traffic they have, and they lose money.
Another method people try is setting up a landing page. Sending users to a landing page with the sole purpose of selling affiliate offers is known as “arbitrage” or click flopping. On that landing page, they try to pre-sell the offer. But still, out of the visitors they get, very few actually end up going to the affiliate offer. So again, they don’t make any sales.
Why don’t these methods always work? Because they’re not looking behind the scenes.
Here’s the truth:
“Affiliate marketing is a numbers game. That’s all it is. If you don’t like numbers, pick a new business. Or start liking numbers.”
We want to look at a better model.
All this traffic is everywhere. Four million people are searching on google per minute. That’s a lot of people. So we ask ourselves, what are they searching for?
We have to find what’s known as a back door. Ninety-nine percent of affiliate marketers out there try to go for the obvious, and the obvious doesn’t work because it’s obvious. So the other big companies are doing it. And since they’re making all the money, you’re left in the dust and not making anything.
So we have to find a back door.
These back doors are what’s known as my trigger words. (If you haven’t seen my trigger word video, make sure you subscribe to my channel and watch it.)
To illustrate this, we’ll use an example.
In the mortgage market, people are paying Google $40 or more per click. That means when someone clicks, it costs the company $40. So there’s money there.
But as an affiliate marketer, instead of bidding on “mortgage”, you go for one of my trigger words. Let’s say that I bid on “minimum credit score for FHA”.
Think about this. Who do you know more about? The guy searching for “mortgage”? Or the guy searching for “minimum credit score for FHA”? A guy searching for “mortgage” could be looking for anything. But if a guy is searching for “minimum credit score for FHA”, then you already know something about him. The more you know about the customer, the better it is.
You can bid on these terms for less than 50 cents on Google. (This estimate comes from the current number of advertisers and the suggested bid.
But we can take this a step further.
You can think about the guy searching for “minimum credit score for FHA” and you can build a little blog or site. You can say, “Hey, I know you’re interested in this minimum credit score. I’ve put together a guide for you to get into FHA no matter how bad your score is. So I want you to put your name and email in the box.”
So you build a little guide. You go to Outsource, or you go to getwebsitecontent.com, or you buy an ebook about minimum credit scores. Or you create one yourself.
Once you do this, now you have something of value. And you have something that people will put in their name and email for.
You have to do the research. You have to help people out.
Now, if you get 100 of these people looking for minimum credit scores to come to your site, you tell that that they have to opt in to get the information. Of those 100 people, you’ll probably get 50 or more to fill out that form.
These 50 people now go into a database of leads. You can go and sell these leads to the companies paying $40, or you can take these leads and market other things to them.
You can now recycle these 50 clicks by providing more value in your mailing list. You can send them an email and say “Check this out—I just found out the rates are lower, and the credit score is even lower. Why don’t you go fill out this mortgage lead form?” (Which, by the way, gives you $120 every time someone fills it out.)
Now, let’s say you make a thank you page, and you put that form on there too. Of those 50 people that opt in and come to the thank you page, perhaps 1 or 2 of them will fill out this new mortgage lead form.
Right away, that is $200 that you’ve made. And you still have all those leads. Every time you send them an email, these people will click and go to new things (like your lead form) and make you money.
If you get 1 person to go and fill out that lead form every day, that’s another $120.
And if you get 50 leads a day, you get about 1,550 people on your mailing list at the end of the month. And you’re getting paid to do it!
“The secret is to find a back door and make the process a simple system that works for you, over and over and over.”
If you just get the traffic and send them to the offer, you won’t make a whole lot of money unless you do it really well. And even then, you’re subject to the offer dying out, or the traffic drying out,or other problems.
So, you have to look at this strategically, and think, how am I going to provide value to this market? How am I going to create something of value for these people?
Remember, you need to learn:
- How to direct traffic to things that make you money
- How to recycle your traffic by building a mailing list
- How to provide value based on what the visitor is searching for
This method will work very well if you do it the right way.
There is a lot of traffic out there, but most people are fighting for the obvious traffic.
“There are millions, if not billions, of searches available right now that the other marketers haven’t even begun to tap.”
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Create and Outsource Content that Sells for Affiliate Marketers and Product Sellers – affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
You want to make some money online. You sit down to create content, and you don’t know what to write. Maybe you should outsource it? Maybe you’ve tried to create content in the past, but it didn’t make any money.
Today we’ll be talking about content. How to create it, how to outsource it, and how to make money with your content and affiliate programs.
What does it mean to create profitable content online?
Marketers often ask:
• How much content do I need on my website?
• How many pages do I need?
• Should I outsource it?
• Should I write it?
• What should I do with content?
Sometimes we think that if we had a lot of content, we’d make a lot of money, and that’s not always the case. Sometimes you see people with thousands of Youtube videos and they barely get any traffic or make much money. Others will have thousands of articles and they’re not making money.
Content is one of the thorns in the side of internet marketing.
The question isn’t, “How do we create content?” But rather, “How do we create quality content?” You want to focus on quality over quantity.
First, start with keyword research related to your niche. This is going to drive your content topics. Instead of first blindly creating a bunch of content loosely related to your niche, you’ll target based on your keywords.
Once you have your keywords, think about the type of content you’ll want to have. You need to consider:
– Who the content is for. Your niche should help you figure this out.
– What the content is for. What is the point of the content? What is the ultimate goal?
– What you want visitors to do. Do you want them to click on affiliate links? Opt in to your site? Watch a video? Buy something? Decide what you want your visitors to do before you create your content.
Types of Content
Now that you’ve thought about what your content will be, what is the best way to create it? What is the best type of content here?
These are some different types of content you could use:
• Checklist—This is an awesome, easy way to create content.
• “How-to”—Like “How to build a website”
• Video tutorial
• “Best” list
• Product review—Be honest. You can also do a breakdown or several different products.
• Report—Have a goal or an outcome.
• Link—A lot of people think that links aren’t very valuable, but in fact, they’re incredibly valuable. Sometimes a customer doesn’t want something excess, but just a simple link.
• Link list—You can create a PDF of this list. This is very useful, because it can draw people back to you.
Your content should be deliberately created to get people to click your links. You might think that people can easily look up this information somewhere else. But people who are searching for it don’t know how to get it.
Once you know the type of content that you want, you may decide to outsource it. One site you can use it getwebsitecontent.com. For a little bit of money, you can have someone write an article for you, or create some other type of content for you. But remember to be very specific with your instructions.
When you get this piece of content back, the content isn’t ready to go until you make it ready to go. You have to look at that content and see if it’s exactly what you want, and you’ll have to add links to the content so that you can make sales.
When creating content, focus on quality over quantity. What is quality content? Quality is subjective—it’s in the eye of the beholder. And who is the beholder? The people searching for the keywords. You have to write to them. You have to solve their problems. Then, once your solve those problems, take people to the next step.
You might be new to internet marketing, but there’s still someone who knows much less than you do. And you can help them out, whether it’s building them a website, or finding out information for them. Your job as the content creator is to do the research for them.
There is no answer to how much content is enough. You’ll know when you’ve solved the problem. Be concise, focus on what works, and along the way, take them to things that make you money.
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How to Make $100 a Day or More Online: Lazy Simple Affiliate Plan — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
How can you make a full time living using internet marketing?
In 2016, most people in the US in made around $55,775 on average.
The average person works 220 days a year, which is $218 per day for 8 hours of work. This isn’t including commuting, getting ready, etc. So, the average person in the US makes around 23 dollars an hour.
We want to make more than that.
The cool thing about affiliate marketing is that your website goes to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 365 days a year. So in order to match this income, all you need to do is make $152 a day.
To do this, focus on a website or something to drive people to an affiliate offer that makes 6 dollars an hour, all day every day.
You might think this is difficult, but there’s a lot of things you can do.
Let’s say you’re promoting a mortgage offer, which is probably about 40 dollars per lead.
If you make a video about how to qualify for a mortgage, then take them to a website, and they fill out a little form on the page, and you make money when they fill it out. Or instead of a video, you do an article, or a search engine listing, or a paid ad. Then you take traffic and send them to your site with the mortgage form, and they put in their information.
If you get one person to fill out a mortgage form for you, then that’s 40 dollars per hour.
You might think that the mortgage market is competitive, or that other niche markets are competitive, but there are affiliate programs that promote downloads. So, you don’t even have to sell the products to make money – you just have to get your market to download free toolbars and other products.
Your traffic must be targeted. The traffic is monetized by teaching something to your market.
To get some free tools, go to AffiliateMarketingDude.com. When you’re there, take a look at the affiliate offers sections. There are tons of companies that are willing to pay you per leads, per clicks, per downloads, per sales per phone calls, or per lead forms.
You might think, why would a company pay me to do a download?
Once you get people to download, their more likely to buy products.
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Affiliate Blogging–How it Works: Adsense, CPA Marketing, Clickbank – affiliatemarketingmc at Youtube.com
A lot of people wonder how affiliate blogging works. They ask:
- How do I make money?
- How do I set up a blog?
- Who’s going to pay me?
- How do I get traffic?
- What kind of traffic should I get?
And so on. So, I want to show you how it works.
1. Traffic comes to your blog.
• This is every bit of traffic – Google, Facebook, MSN, Youtube, social media, article marketing, ads, paid traffic, etc.
• Traffic is based on what you want and who you want for your blog. You don’t want to just go for Google or Facebook because somebody told you that’s the best way to get traffic. Choose traffic based on where your target market is.
2. Traffic consumes your content.
• These people came here for a reason. So, whatever they came for, you have to give it to them.
• You have to reiterate for people the reason they’re on your site, and you have to be able to show that to them right away.
• Once they’re there, the job of the content is to be consumed.
3. Traffic clicks and performs actions that pay you.
• One way to do this is through Google Adsense: Google gives you a code and you put it on your blog—on your sidebar, below your video, etc. This code shows ads, and the idea is to get people to click on the ads. You are payed when they’re clicked. The issue with Adsense: It’s not always that targeted, and you don’t always make that much money. But It’s a good way to supplement your income.
• Another way is to use CPA Marketing: You show your market something they can use, and then give them a link to go get that thing. CPA Marketing is about customer acquisition, so you get paid more.
• An additional way is through Clickbank: You sell a digital product. If you make a video on your blog about something, then you go to Clickbank and look for an offer related that and put it on your blog as well.
The job of your blog is to get people to click on the things that make you money. Because the more clicks that you get, the more money you’re going to make if you have the right offer.
“You want your content to lead what makes money. You don’t just want content for content’s sake.”
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Adsense Alternatives: Marcus Teaches Alternatives to Adsense Income — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re going to talk about alternatives to the Google Adsense program.
Why would you want an alternative to Adsnse?
- Maybe you got your Adsense account banned
- Maybe Adsense isn’t producing the revenue you want
- Or some other reason
Now you want to seek out some other cost-per-click or pay-per-click program.
Top 5 Adsense Alternatives
- Banner Networks (buysellads.com, Adbrite). There are lots of banner networks that will pay you monthly for ads on your site, or they’ll pay per click or per impression. When you put those Adsense ad blocks on your site, and you try to see the amount you’re making per click, it’s not the real amount of money. If you’re getting paid per impression on these banner networks, you’re actually able to see how much money you’re making. Focus on how much you’re getting per impression, not per click.
- Pay-Per-Click Ads (Kontera, Chitika, MSN, Yahoo, 7search, Searchfeed). These are paying you when people click on the ad.
- In-Content Ads (Infolinks, Kontera, Ebay). With these, you write a paragraph and if you see a word and something sticks out, you hover over that word and you see an ad. Those are in-content/ in-line ads.
Check out my complete list of the best Adsense alternatives on my site at AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
The best alternative to Adsense you could ever have: Cost per Acquisition
The reason this is the best alternative is because nobody knows your traffic as well as you do. You can go into your site log and see exactly where people are coming from, what they’re clicking on, what keywords they use, what they’re interested in, and what pages they view on your site. With Adsense, you’re literally leaving everything to chance. You’re trusting their algorithm to give you the best target ads for your market, which isn’t always the best thing to do when you’re trying to make the most money.
Look at these numbers:
17,000,000 clicks = $201,000
This is the results I’ve gotten from the Google Adsense platform. I got over 17 million clicks (more accurately, impressions) on one account, and got only $200,000.
In marketing, you want to focus on impressions. How much money are you making for every person you bring to your site? All the work you do brings people to your site. And if they don’t click the ads, you still did the work to get them there. So you need to maximize the amount you’re making per impression.
Now, look at these numbers:
7,000,000 clicks = $850,000
This is from a CPA marketing account where I did cost per acquisition offers or affiliate offers. I got 7,000,000 clicks (that’s over 10 million less clicks) and I made $850,000.
So what would you rather have? $201,000 for over double the amount of traffic? Or half the traffic and making over four times as much money?
I also want you to pay attention to this number:
This is the number that Google Adsense made last year. This is just on the Adsense platform alone.
Here is a secret: If someone is buying an ad on your site, they’re probably making more money than they had cost. When you’re dealing with 10.2 billion dollars, those people are making more than that by advertising on the site. Obviously we advertise on Google so that we can make more money than we spend. So if they’re making more money, that’s because they understand the traffic a little bit better than you do, and they don’t even know your site. If you do a little bit of digging and put the right ads on your site, you can make a lot more money.
The more you know about your traffic, the better ads you can put in front of them. And the better ads you can put in front of them, the more money those ads are going to make, which puts more money in your pocket. So stop settling for lame ads that computers generate based on what they think your site’s about, and start rigging the game in your favor with the best Adsense alternative.
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