The One Thing You Must Have to Make Money Online: It’s Not Just What You Know — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
From the millions of people that I’ve coached into how to make money online, I often hear that they don’t want to work for themselves. They want to make money, and they don’t want to have to listen to anyone. This is a bold-faced lie.
We’re going to talk about this today, and we’re also going to talk about what it takes to be an internet entrepreneur.
Working For Yourself
Do you have what it takes to be an internet entrepreneur? The answers might surprise you. The number of people who want to make money online and the amount of people who actually do what it takes is very wide of a gap.
Who doesn’t want to make money online and do whatever they want? People want this, but they’re lying to themselves about wanting to work for themselves and not having to listen to anyone.
You might want to run your own business and call your own shots, but you come onto my YouTube channel and watch my videos because you want me to tell you what to do. Isn’t that counter-intuitive to calling your own shots?
No one is calling me and telling me what I have to do. Every day I wake up and think about what I have to do to make my business grow. There’s no set-in-stone philosophy or formula. No one will tell you exactly what to do every single day. If they do, then you have a job.
What It Takes
Everyone wants money, but they don’t do what it takes to get there. It’s so simple and so easy, but many people don’t actually do it. It takes a specific skill set, and it’s the ability to get people to do things. Internet marketing is all about influence.
You are paid in direct proportion to
- The amount of people you influence or
- The manner in which you influence people
Anyone can set up a blog. It’s not about your website, your design, your web hosting company, or what autoresponder you use. It doesn’t matter what you sell. It’s about the way you say things, and knowing what to say. What matters is if you can influence people.
It takes a special something to be able to do this. Knowing how to write ads is a really important skill to know if you want to make money online.
If you can influence people with your words, then you can make money online. You need to learn to make your words have an impact. Make someone feel something. Everyone wants a feeling.
Look at Facebook. If you’re on Facebook and you have a bunch of friends and you post something, and people respond, congratulations. You’ve influenced people to react.
The internet has all the secrets. If you want to know what people search for, go to the Google Adwords Planner. If you want to know what’s going on at Facebook, look at what’s getting looked at a lot. If you want to know what works on YouTube, look at who’s getting a lot of views and interactions and subscribers. It’s not rocket science. You have to look at it objectively, because the internet tells you what you need to do. It’s like a step-by-step plan.
Right now, there are millions of dollars floating around. It’s being spent. It’s being sold. Advertisers are paying it. Google is getting some of it. Twitter is getting some of it. Facebook. Advertisers. I’m getting some of it. Every minute, my website makes money. All day, every day.
If your website makes one dollar a minute, every minute, you’re making $1,400 a day. That’s about half a million dollars a year.
Affiliate marketing is very simple. But simple isn’t easy. If you want the good things in life, you have to take a risk for it. It’s easy to influence people when you know the most about them. There are formulas for everything, and they work every time, because people don’t change—and they are easily influenced.
You can make the money you want to make by simply listening and providing the vehicle to help people better their life in one simple way. The difference is in knowing what you need to do every day. Have a strategy, have a plan to get the right person, influence them in the right way, and take them to what’s going make you money, or what’s going to help them. Hopefully it will be the same thing.
No one cares what you do. That could either be the most depressing thing in the world or the most liberating.
As you move forward, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you afraid of success?
- What’s your risk threshold?
- Do you have what it takes to make this business work?
- Can you influence people?
- Are you going to learn the skill of influence?
- What does to take to make money?
- What are you willing to do?
- What are you going to do today that will add to your income every day?
Pay attention, take a risk, learn influence, and try something.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners ** Basic 3 Step Tutorial — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
What are the basics that you need to do to make money online? What do you need to have? What kind of skills? We’re breaking this down today.
1. Start By Finding Your Audience First
You need to find your audience first. Once you do that, you can make whatever product you promote an instant top seller. You want to own your audience. How do you find your audience? Use tools like the Google Keyword Planner or Facebook groups.
When you find your audience, you have to learn about them. This is how you build your brand up into something bigger and provide value.
2. Decide How You Will Reach Your Audience
In your market, there are forums, groups, all kinds of places where people are talking to each other. They’re basically telling you what they want to buy, what they want to do, and what they’re interested in. We look at it all.
When you’re deciding how to reach your audience, ask yourself: What is the best way to get my audience to come to me? Is it feasible? What is it going to cost?
3. Find Out How To Get Paid
When you’re finding your audience, and finding ways to reach them, you are building yourself up as an authority. A lot of people say they don’t want to have their name out in the public. And that’s okay—you can build authority from behind the scenes. You can still build a following of people that will open your emails and check out your site. You can still get people to come back to you.
If you tackle one group, one specific audience, you’ll make money for a long time with affiliate marketing. Whether you want to just get started, or whatever you’re doing, use this three-step marketing basics plan.
Learn more and get Marcus’s affiliate training software at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com.
Today we’re talking about how the advertising in supermarket magazines can teach you about marketing. We’re also talking about how to speak to your audience—whether it’s a guy clicking an ad on Facebook, whether it’s a guy using search engines, whether it’s something in the Content Network—you’ll learn how to speak to your market.
Let’s take a look at the process here with supermarket tabloids. They have to get your mind from the grocery store checkout to the content. They have to get you to pick it up.
These tabloids use the old marketing principles of AIDA:
A = Attention
I = Interest
D = Desire
A = Action
These same principles work everywhere, from getting a click on Google to getting someone on your website to purchase or click something.
Also notice how the advertisements in these magazines don’t look like ads. Back in the old days, advertisers would run an ad, and people would go and buy something. But advertisers and marketers got a lot more creative over the years, and they started to notice that they could make their ads look like content.
These ads were so effective, they got so many people interested, that a law was passed so that the words “advertisement” or “advertorial” (a cross between an ad and a tutorial) had to be included with the ads.
So, you need to know how this stuff works.
We live in a busy world, and a busy internet. Every time you go online – whether it’s for Facebook, email, a Google search – there are advertisements calling for your attention.
Supermarket tabloids try to get your interest in a way that makes sense. And as a marketer, you have to do the same thing. It’s important that you know your audience. You have to know who you’re speaking to and what they want. How do they react? What do they respond to? What kind of ads are they getting right now?
For example, and elderly crowd will be watching different TV shows and doing different things from a younger crowd. A grandma on Facebook will be acting different from a 20-year-old on Facebook. They’ll respond differently. The 20-year-old will scroll quickly through, so you’ll have to be quick to get their attention. The grandma will probably act more slowly.
When I first started marketing, I would go spend money testing ads in magazines – money making magazines, business magazines, magazines that go to everyone. I even tried direct mailing people, back when I had a website design company. I would buy a list of all the limousine companies in our area, and we’d send out physical mail to get messages out. But because of what I learned from advertising, my return on investment was insane. And if you learn this stuff, your return on investment will be insane as well.
How do you take your time and money, and turn it into more than when you first started?
Let’s say an advertisement cost you $1,000 to put in a magazine. Could you take that $1,000 and turn it into $2,000?
You could if you were thinking about the right principles. People often don’t take the principles from offline marketing and use them for online. For some reason, when people go to online marketing, everything goes out the window. But the only real difference with offline marketing is that you don’t always know a lot about who you’re marketing to.
As Tony Robbins says, “success leaves clues.” You can look at the clues. These supermarket tabloids have affiliate offers that pay you if people call, or if you get someone to your website or to mail in, or something like that. These are lead generation offers. Notice how every day asks for an action, or a response.
So, you have to look at the way these ads are structured. They’re focused on getting attention. When you’re marketing online, you have to think the same way. The goal of your ad is to get as much response as possible. The online user is a little bit different and has a different mindset, so how do you get their attention?
The difference between getting one percent of people to open your email and getting ten percent of people to open your email is ten times the money in your pocket. The difference between getting one percent of people to click on your ad and ten percent is night and day.
The most important thing you can isn’t WordPress, or buying clicks cheap, or tech stuff. It’s learning how to write an ad that gets a response. Can you get a response?
To learn more, go to AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
I’ve been making a full time living for the past 17 years in the comfort of my own home. This is all because of affiliate marketing.
You might be thinking, what does affiliate marketing have to do with me? I’m a YouTube publisher. How is this going to help? Keep reading and you’ll find out.
A lot of people think that YouTube is all about AdSense, running ads, sponsors, and selling your own stuff. And they think that affiliate marketing is just selling other peoples’ products.
For the last 17 years, I’ve made money with affiliate marketing in weird little niches—smiley faces, gas prices, little mouse cursors, downloadable programs, and things like that. I’ve made millions of dollars with these types of programs, and I want to talk to you about how that works, and how you can use affiliate marketing to build a funnel on your YouTube channel so that you can get paid big time.
Affiliate marketing can involve selling other peoples’ products through ClickBank, Commission Junction, or other platforms like that. But, that’s not always the case. While selling a product is a good thing to do, we want to take a look at CPA affiliate marketing.
With CPA (cost-per-action) marketing, we get paid when users perform an action.
For example, I have a sobriety YouTube channel which talks about learning how to stay sober. On this channel, I actually run an offer where you get paid if someone makes a phone call. If you’re an affiliate and you get someone to make a 90 second phone call, you can make anywhere from $175 to $600. No one even has to buy anything.
Offers like this happen all over the web. With CPA marketing, you can make money in lots of ways—when someone clicks a link, downloads something (sometimes for free), when people fill out lead forms, and more. As an affiliate marketer, you don’t have to just “sell” products. There are hundreds of thousands of CPA affiliate offers you can use to make big money.
But how does that tie into YouTube? What are we doing here?
The name of the game in affiliate marketing is being able to drive traffic. This sounds a lot like YouTube, where you’re driving views. Obviously, not all views are created equal, but you have the ability to drive views to something.
I’ve been publishing my videos on YouTube for over 10 years, and I’ve been using my videos to get people to offers.
For example, if I say to my YouTube subscribers, “go here to download something,” that’s an example of driving traffic. (If you downloaded this report after watching my video, then that’s driving traffic in action.)
As YouTube publishers and affiliate marketers, we want to take people from our videos and drive them to the stuff that makes money.
Your blog is a really important part of this process. On your blog is where you run your affiliate offers. You can also use your blog to get attention–people will come back to it. People don’t always check out every single video you post on YouTube. You have to remind them, and the blog will allow you to do that. You can also use your blog to build a mailing list. This is key, because you can email people when you come out with a new video, a new offer, all kinds of things.
So, you want to take your viewers and give them something of value. What can you give them? A printable, an extra video, behind the scenes, a report (like this one)? How can you give them something of value?
Here’s an example of Lowes providing some extra value to their customers.
As another example, one of the YouTube videos I did years ago was about how to download YouTube videos. I found out there was a toolbar at The Affiliate Network. That toolbar was free for users. This company that had the toolbar was paying me $2.75 per download. So, I was able to make lots of money, at no cost to the users.
There are lots of offers out there, but you have to be creative and think about your market.
Here’s another example. If I had a YouTube channel and I was talking about inspiration, or Bible verses or Bible quotes – these are huge videos that make lots of money – I could take them to a Bible toolbar, or something like that.
For one more example, imagine if I were in the market for how to fix pipes. I recently had an issue with the pipes in my house where I had to replace them all. I looked up some YouTube videos for how to fix pipes, and I saw that 100,000 people a month search for these videos. So, if I made about video about “how to fix pipes” or “how to detect a leak” or “how to know where a leak is coming from”, I could take my traffic to a plumber form. And lots of companies, like Angie’s List, Home Advisors and others that are national brands, are willing to pay you for that, sometimes as much as $20 – $40 for one person to fill out the form. So you can see, this adds up. If I get 10 of these a day, then I’m making $400 a day, and a decent 6-figures-a-year income.
Right now, so many people on YouTube are relying on ads that are generated automatically, those that are there in the video. But the fact of the matter is, no one’s there to watch the ads. They’re there to watch you. This is your audience, and they are worthwhile to you. So, you have to build your influence.
What do I mean by influence?
The name of the game in affiliate marketing is being able to send people to wherever you want. If you can do that, then you have influence.
I recently held a livestream. I took my mailing list people and sent them to my live stream and said, “check this out.” We had about 90 -140 people on that livestream at any given time. How well did it do?
Well, because of the influence, we were able to make an average of $55 per viewer. That means, if we had 150 people each day, we made a decent amount of income just from the livestream. We also made money on the replay and the back end.
The key is understanding your audience, and no one knows your audience as much as you do. Whether you’re doing cat videos, Bible videos, videos about how to make money, or videos about how to have a better life. Whatever it is, we can find what’s going to please your audience and make money.
By creating influence, you get people to do the things that you want them to do. The more influence you have, the more you’re going to make in the marketplace. The way that you gain that influence is by telling people to do something for a reason.
If you went to affiliatemarketingdude.com/nick and downloaded this report from the site, then you will hopefully like this report, start to trust me more, like my videos, and down the road perhaps buy something, or check out my blog. This is me building influence.
Now, that’s the name of the game. It’s taking people and building something of value. Your blog is going to be critical—it’s like a revolving cycle of money-making. You’re going to take people and drive them to your blog, build your mailing list, get a new video, put that video on your blog, then take that mailing list and send them back to it.
The more and more people come back to your blog, the more they’ll get to know you. They’ll look at the other stuff you have available, they’ll perform actions that will make you money.
YouTube: Monetize Your Views
There are lots of ways you can take the views you’ve gotten off YouTube and monetize them. The average right now is about $2 per 1,000 views. That’s about 0.002 cents. It’s very low.
So, ask yourself: In those 1,000 views, can I make more than 2 dollars? In those 1,000 views could I get someone to go to a product, like a free toolbar? If one person downloads it, that’s three bucks, and I’m already ahead of the game. How many can I get to download it out of 1,000 views? Maybe 20, maybe 50, maybe even 100? That’s still 10 percent, and it’s only a free toolbar.
Find out what your viewers really want, and promote related offers that make sense.
Right now on the internet, people are paying lots of money for lots of different things – downloads, clicks, sales (Google makes like 60 billion dollars a year off of paid search ads). What drives these ads (called PPC, or pay-per click) is people being able to generate leads. These companies and people who pay for traffic want to get leads. It’s all about generating leads for the marketplace, and you can make a lot of money doing this.
Learn how all this works, because gone are the days of making pennies (or tenths of pennies) on the dollar, when you could be making a heck of a lot more.
Have fun, and go make some money.
For more information, visit AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Can You Make Money with Online Affiliate Review Sites? — affiliatemarketingdudemc at YouTube.com
Can you really make $3,000 a week with a simple review site? Is it ethical? Does it work?
With affiliate review sites, an affiliate marketer takes a product or service and creates a website to review it. The domain name usually contains or is somehow related to the product.
Creating review sites can be completely successful and ethical. Some affiliates make a full time living reviewing Amazon products on their blogs and websites. But some affiliate review sites use bottom feeder tactics. Today, we’ll be talking about both types of review sites and how you can make the most of them.
Affiliate Review Sites: Bottom Feeder Tactics
When bottom feeders create affiliate review sites, they sometimes use product names in their domain names. But they’re dealing with trademark terms. (You should not use a trademarked term in your domain without approval).
With most bottom feeder review sites, the goal is to capitalize on the traffic the product is already getting. This makes them easy to set up. Bottom feeders are often just trying to make a quick buck, and they don’t care about providing value.
For example, take a look at my product, the Simple Sites Big Profits course. This is a very successful product and gets a lot of traffic. Every day, people are searching for SSBP.
The bottom feeder would know there’s not a lot of competition for the words “simple sites big profits”, so he would get a site and rank on that. He would get a domain with those product-related terms in the name – something like “simplesitessucks.com” or “simplesitesrocks.com”. He’d go for traffic that’s already there. He’s not providing a whole lot of value to the marketplace, he’s simply scraping the bottom of the barrel for traffic, and sending people to the site. He may make a sale a day or a sale a week, and he might make $100 a day.
Some companies teach their affiliates to create fake or inaccurate product reviews. They even provide templates. These companies encourage people to “make money” by making fake reviews to promote their company as affiliates. This is wrong!
These don’t work, they’re unethical, and they don’t provide value. They’re actually damaging the brand of the products they’re promoting. In addition, you can actually get sued for falsely reviewing a product you haven’t tried or slandering a company you haven’t worked with.
So, don’t create fake review sites, and don’t be a bottom feeder. You could go out there and make a quick buck, but what’s it going to cost in the long term? A law suit? Making pennies when you could be making thousands?
Affiliate Review Sites: Boss Tactics
Boss affiliate marketers have their own followings with the reviews they do. They build a business around a niche and review products in that niche. They control their own traffic. They sometimes use product related words in their domains, and this isn’t bad, as long as they are still adding value.
If they have an affiliate marketing following, then they can tell their following to check out a product. They don’t need to rely on the product name traffic as their traffic source.
Boss affiliate markers get products, test them out, and do honest reviews. They make a lot more money in the long run and they build a lot of trust with their visitors. Most importantly, they provide value. Remember: pro affiliate marketers build long-term sustainable businesses by providing value to the marketplace.
If you want to make money the right way, get away from the bottom feeder tactics.
Whatever you review, you want to control your traffic, not depend on the traffic from the product. You can get traffic that’s not necessarily looking for the product, and there is plenty of traffic out there to build a list in your own market. And, it’s cheaper and easier if you do it the right way.
When you do review sites, you need to be the commodity. People need to come to you for advice. You are in charge of what you do. Follow what works and what makes sense.
In my course, we teach you how to do it the right way. To get the course, go to SimpleSitesBigProfits.com.