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Best Affiliate Programs 2019

The Best Affiliate Programs of 2019

If you’re ready to see the top of 2019, the affiliate offers that make the most money, stay tuned. I’m going to show you exactly what offers work the best, which ones make the most money, and results of what’s working, how to find the right offer for your niche, and so much more.

Let’s talk about how to find the right offer.

 

Part One: What Does Your Traffic Want?

We’re going to start with asking what our traffic wants.

Here’s the thing. I can give you a list of the top offers, and you’ll probably look at it and think, “That’s good, but what the hell do I actually do with them?” So instead, what I’m going to do is teach you how to find the right offer. Because not all offers are equal.

 

a. What do they click on?

You want to think about what your traffic wants. What is the nature of your market?

Your people might be into weight loss, or they’re looking up forms for taxes, or they’re into budgets, or they’re into spreadsheets, or they’re into smiley faces, or they’re into something else. If you have a blog, you have to look at it and say, “What’s my blog about? What are people clicking on?”

If you’re getting traffic from paid traffic, you have to ask, “What’s going on here?”

The biggest indicator of looking at how you’re going to make money is what your market is already clicking on. This is extremely important. So you want to go through, find other sites in your market, and look at the banner ads that are out there. Look at the ads that people are running. Look at the things that get attention, and the things that get the clicks.

It’s extremely important to do this. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter what offer you run, you’re not going to make any money.

 

b. What is their ultimate goal?

What do these people want? If they’re looking for “food that causes weight loss”, then you know their goal is to lose weight. If they’re looking for “how do you fit in a bathing suit”, then you know that they want to fit in a bathing suit. Very simple.

If they’re looking for “hardship letters for mortgage”, you know they want to save their house, or get a mortgage modification, or something like that. So we’ve got to look at the ultimate goal of what our visitors are.

When you’re doing this, you can look at goals on your site, and you can look at goals on other sites.

A lot of people think that banner ads and advertising on other sites is dead. And those people don’t know what they’re talking about. I buy banners all the time. I make a living on banners. Banners are still huge. They surpassed newpaper advertising, online advertising, even TV advertising. This stuff isn’t going anywhere. If you think banner ads are dead, if you think paid ads are dead, if you think solo ads are dead, then you don’t really know how to market.

 

c. What other things are they buying?

What other things are they buying? What other stuff are they buying? If you have people looking at “budget spreadsheets”, are they buying tax software? Are they buying Microsoft Excel? Are they buying templates? Are they buying calculators? What other stuff are they buying?

 

d. What can we flip them into?

A lot of you guys have heard about me flipping the market. What does this mean? What does it mean to flip the market? Well, what I mean is taking something general or generic, or even something specific.

If you see something specific like “how do I get a hardship letter for my mortgage”, okay, that’s specific. They’re not looking to buy a hardship letter, obviously, because they’re in a hardship, which means they probably don’t want to spend a lot of money.

However, they could be interested in things that will help them. Maybe there’s a foreclosure avoidance program you could send them to. Maybe there’s some kind of government refinance loan that helps them. Maybe there’s some kind of stay-in-your-house program. These kinds of things are very important. Because if you can flip the market, you can make money.

For example, someone looking to calculate the payments of a car loan would probably be interested in looking at getting the best deal on a car, interested in getting the best amount for their trade-in, interested in getting other things that are going to help them. Maybe insurance.

So we have to look at it.

And say we want to take them from the specific and flip them into the stuff that pays us. This will make or break you, no matter what affiliate offer you’re using, because this is the crux that everything hinges on. And it still has to be related to their ultimate goals. We want to flip them into their ultimate goal.

There’s a myth floating around online that you need to have buyer keywords. That if someone is not typing in “apply for mortgage”, then they don’t want a mortgage. That is absolute hogwash.

I can prove that this isn’t true.

There’s something I did about five years ago, on the day after I got out of rehab. I went on my computer, and I wanted to look at my search history. So I pulled open my search history with this question in mind:

Could someone have predicted that I could have been an alcoholic? And the answer is yes. Based on what people search, you can predict what they’re going to need, and what’s going to happen. What they’re going to feel. This is called predictive marketing.

You can actually learn what’s going to happen. You can actually anticipate the idea. It’s also called anticipatory marketing. What they’re going to want. Because if someone knew I needed to go to rehab, they would have made a lot of money.

So you have to look at your market and ask, “Can I predict what people are doing? Can I predict what they’re going to want?” If people are searching for a hardship letter, you can almost predict that a certain percentage of those people are going to end up foreclosing on their homes. It’s like clockwork.

 

Part Two: Select an Offer Based on Your Market Needs

Now, we’re going to look at three different types of offers. The first one is what I call a “direct hit”. Then we have “pretty damn close”, and “gonna take some work”. You want to go through and categorize these.

 

a. Direct hit

The first one is what I call a direct hit. A direct hit offer is something that’s usually free, with no barrier of entry. Something that’s exactly what the person wants. You want to get as close to a direct hit as possible. It’s going to be directly in line with someone’s needs.

 

b. Pretty damn close

This is where you find something and you could probably make it work.

 

c. Gonna take some work

If you try to go with one of these offers, make sure you really know how to sell. Because if you don’t, it’s really going to be an uphill battle.

 

Part Three: Look at the Offer Payout

When you’re checking out these offers, you want to look at the offer payout, and look what it does.

 

a. What will you make per click?

You want to look at what’s called the EPC, which is the earnings per click. What are you making per click? If you convert one out of 100 people on a big offer like something with a mortgage, you might be making $1 per click. If you convert one out of 100 on something small, like an astrology offer, you might only make 2 cents a click.

Some affiliate networks will actually show you EPCs. They have what’s called a network EPC, which is like the average of all the people on the network running this offer.

 

b. What has to happen for me to get paid?

This is important. What has to happen? For some offers, it might be something really simple. Maybe someone only has to download something. For example, if you’re doing an offer with a toolbar, maybe the user only has to click download and install a toolbar, and maybe you’ll make around $2 for it. Easy.

Now on something more complicated, like a refinance kind of offer, it make take more for you to get paid. For instance, it might be a three-page submit, where a user has to fill out three pages of information and then submit it. That would be asking a lot more from the customer, so it might be harder to achieve.

The lower the barrier of entry, the better you’re going to do.

If all you have to do is get someone to put their email in, that’s hopefully pretty easy. You could probably get $50 percent of the people who see your offer to put their email in a box. If you have to get a name, email, and zip code, maybe you’ll only get 30 percent. If you need a name, email, zip code, and phone number, maybe you’re looking at 10 percent.

And if you have to get someone to whip out a credit card and buy something, you might have a 1, 2, or 3 percent chance

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c. Are there any reversals, refunds, or clawbacks?

Are there any reversals, refunds, or clawbacks? For example, if you’re promoting something like ClickFunnels, that might be something that pays 38 bucks per month, per user, and it has a free trial. Now, you don’t get paid anything on the free trial, which kind of sucks. You get paid on their monthly prescription, but there are reversals, refunds, and clawbacks.

So you can give someone the offer, and then they refund, and you don’t get paid.

These are things you want to know. Because if your butt is on the line and you’re paying for traffic, you need to know if something is going to get a lot of refunds, or if it’s something that’s going to work, or if it’s going to take a lot of people to sell, or whatever else may be going on.

 

Part Four: Offer Landing Page

This is one that people miss. I’m a stickler for a landing page. I’m obsessed with the landing page.

 

a. Will this convert?

Is the landing page going to convert? If it doesn’t convert, it doesn’t matter about the payout, it doesn’t matter how many people are making money with it. What you care about is if it’s going to convert. So you have to look at the landing page and see for yourself. And will it convert with your traffic? It doesn’t matter how well it does for other people, because your traffic is different.

 

b. How many steps to get to the CPA?

Or you can think of this a different way. How many steps to get you paid? What are you going to get paid? There could be something with just one step to get you paid, or it could be something with multiple steps. You want as few steps as possible that the user has to complete, in order for you to get paid.

 

c. Are there any distractions / phone number / links out / ads?

This is very important. When you’re doing Clickbank, or you’re doing some offer networks, you have to be careful. Because there might be other distractions, like other ads on the site that you don’t get paid for. If I find that, then I’m not going to promote that offer. I’m not going to give them my traffic. They can make money with their other ads. Is there a phone number for people to call, maybe for people to order something? And I don’t get paid when they call? Screw that. You’re just screwing me out of my commission. That’s not going to work.

You want a one-track thing. You want something straight up, something that’s going to get you paid. Something that’s direct.

 

d. Does the page collect leads before I get paid?

This is a big one. Are they scraping leads before you get paid? Like if you go to a page, and you’re paid on a sale, and they’re collecting emails before the sale, that could be bad. You don’t want to build your list for free. What would you want to do that for?

So you have to look at that. Now, if they pay you to give them leads, then sure, of course you can do that. But if there are things you’re not getting paid for, I’m not going to promote their stuff. I don’t care how good it is.

 

e. Does the landing page fit something my market wants?

Does the landing page have something really good. Check and see if there’s some kind of hot button you can use that your market will really like.

 

Part Five: Direct Offers / Offer Networks / CPA Networks

Now we’re looking at the type of offers you can get, what they are and how you use them.

 

a. Going direct

Going direct means that you’re promoting a direct offer. For example, something like ClickFunnels would be a direct offer, or web hosting. If you promote something from Tony Robbins, you would promote his stuff through his direct offer.

Any time you go to Google and find a specific affiliate program, that would be full of direct offers. When going direct, you usually have to sell something.

 

b. Major affiliate networks (CJ, Clickbank, JVZoo, Linkshare)

Then you might find offers through major affiliate networks, also known as offer networks.

Some examples of these are Commission Junction, Linkshare, Clickbank, and JV Zoo. These are all offer networks that have lots of offers. Most of them have offers that are put by separate people. For example, if I go to Linkshare and I want to put my offer on there, it’s actually me running the offer on Linkshare, and then Linkshare shares the profit with you.

Clickbank is primarily going to focus on people buying something to get paid. Commission Junction sometimes has CPA stuff, but there not a CPA network. With JV Zoo, 9 times out of 10 you have to get someone to buy something. See how it works?

 

d. CPA Networks (Maxbounty, Globalwide, Aragon, Peerfly)

Then, you have CPA affiliate offers. CPA is cost per action. These are things like Maxbounty, Peerfly, Global Wide, Aragon. There are several different ones.

CPA networks are going to have offers like pay-per-lead, pay-per-call, pay-per-download, and things like that. You’re getting paid per action, and that actually isn’t always a sale. That means you don’t always have to make a sale in order to get paid.

 

Part Six: Marcus’s Favorite Offers

Now, let’s dive into my favorite types of offers. These are the ones I love the most.

 

a. Browser extensions

You guys all know these are my favorite. They work in any market, with any kind of traffic usually, and you can make a ton of money with them. There may be offers like maps, browsers, or local news.

With these kinds of offers, may sure that they’re legit. Download them yourself and make sure they’re good. Some networks have ones that are shady. You want to watch out for those.

Make sure the ones you’re promoting are good. You can actually go to the Google Chrome store and look them up, and see if people are complaining about them or if they like them. If they complain about them, don’t promote them. If they’re bad, don’t promote them. I actually have a computer where I download all of my browser extension offers, and I test them myself before I promote them.

 

b. As seen on TV

My second favorite type of offer is as-seen-on-TV. I like these because the people know how to sell. If you have someone out there spending a lot of money to put out an as-seen-on-tv product, you know that the thing is going to sell to a broad audience, and you know that people did the work to sell.

These people are masters at sales. You know the landing page is going to convert.

 

c. Fiverr

Fiverr is also really good. They have a great affiliate program. They pay on a bid, so for example, if someone pays $5, I might make $100 or more, depending on what I sell. I’ve made some money with Fiverr, I just haven’t promoted it as much as I should. Pure laziness. But it is a good one, for sure.

 

d. Loans / credit cards

Loans and credit cards are always going to be good. With some credit cards you can get paid around $100 for an application. They’re very simple, very easy, and they always work.

 

e. Software-as-a-service

Software-as-a-service is also good. Now when I promote this, I don’t promote directly. I want to build a mailing list.

 

f. Web hosting

This is just what it sounds like.

 

g. Financing and investing

These are really good. When you’re promoting these kinds of offers, you should never do direct linking. Just don’t do it. And also don’t used trademarked stuff.

 

h. Free credit score

People make a fortune with free credit score offers. They can easily make seven figures doing this. This is a big.

 

i. Email / zip offers

Next is email and zip submit offers. These are good, too. If you do an email submit, again, make sure that it’s legitimate. Because there’s a lot of crap out there. So make sure that it’s absolutely legitimate.

You might get something like $1.50 every time someone puts an email in a box. You don’t always have to get a signup, you don’t need to get someone a credit card, people just put their email in a box, and you get paid. And there are tons of these kinds of offers.

 

j. Diets

Diets are never going out of style.

 

k. Dating

Dating is always going to make money.

 

l. High-paying trials

These are good. For example, I might make $100 when someone tries out web hosting, or tries out a product. Sometimes this will overlap with as-seen-on-tv as well, which is cool.

 

Part Seven: Supplemental Offers

Now I have what we call supplemental offers. A primary offer is the one that you plan on making the most money with. It might be the reason why you made a site.

A supplemental offer is something you can use to supplement for the people who don’t want to buy that other stuff. There are multiple ways you could go about doing this.

 

a. Amazon

One place you could look for supplemental offers is Amazon. This is a great place for these kinds of offers. You would use the Amazon Associates program for this.

 

b. AdSense

AdSense is also great for supplemental offers. You may want your site to have more direct ads that you’re in control of, but you could also run AdSense to make even more money.

 

c. Big stores

This might be Best Buy or something like that. You can promote offers from big stores as supplemental offers as well.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

How Affiliate Marketing Works: 7 Day Cash Finder

 

Today we’re talking about finding a niche, getting a market, finding offers, setting up a site, and making it work, all in just seven days.

 

This can work for any niche that you’re going into.

 

We’re going to teach you how to get and hold attention by

 

  • giving people what they want
  • listening to their needs, and
  • putting your ear to the market

 

This is a system that I’ve used over and over to make this stuff work. If you use it, you will get results.

 

Day 1: Find Market, Evaluate Traffic

 

This is designed to find and extract cash from any market.

 

First, what is a market? It’s a group of people. You want to find people with similarities. You can also think of this as your niche. These people have things in common, such as interests, favorite things, desires, or ideals.

 

1.    Find a Market

So the first thing you want to do is find your market and understand what they want. You want to see where your market is hanging out.

 

There are a bunch of ways you can go about this. You could do this with keyword tools, such as the Google keyword tool, to find out what people are searching for. You can look at trends and topics that are booming, which you might find from YouTube or just from Google.

 

You can check out Facebook groups. Your market may even be hanging out in forums. These are great places to go, too.

 

2.    Evaluate Traffic and Competition

Once you find your market, you want to evaluate your market.

 

What’s going on in your market? What are people doing? Is it going to be expensive?

 

You can go to the Google AdWords Planner and see if it’s going to be expensive. Or, you can check out banner ads to see if it’s going to be expensive. You can look at YouTube. You can look at forums.

 

Don’t just watch what’s happening in these spaces. See if you can respond. See if you can write things and get in on the conversation.

 

For example, you could go to Facebook and find out what it takes to make a Facebook group. See what you have to do to get involved in a group.

 

See what you have to do to make stuff work, and ask yourself, “Is this going to be worth my time?”

 

Obviously, if there are only nine people in the group, it’s probably not going to be worth your time. If there are only nine people watching your video, it’s probably not going to be worth your time, either.

 

But if there are a couple thousand people searching for it, then maybe that’s something you can do. Maybe it’s something you can work at.

 

As you’re evaluating your traffic, you also need to evaluate the competition.

 

Ask yourself, “What is the competition like?” You have to look at the competition and the barrier of entry. What’s the pay per click competition?

 

Are there any Facebook groups? Is there new content? Are there any videos? Are there images? What’s showing up? Are there forums? And how do you get involved? Is there something you can do here? Think about all these things, and let the market tell you what to do.

 

It’s very important that you look at the barrier of entry and the competition. Because if you don’t do this, you’re going to get into a market where you spend more than you make.

 

3.    Research the Market

This is where you focus on research. You ask yourself, “What are other people doing?” Look at those paid ads, and focus on them.

 

What are people responding to? What questions are they asking on forums? What kind of ads are they clicking on? What kind of stuff are they doing on Facebook?

 

Day one is all about your market. On this day, you should also be getting your domain name and hosting. You can do this over at www.GoHubSite.com. Your domain name should be something related to your market. I would recommend doing this before anything else, but it doesn’t matter too much either way. Just make sure you do this step.

 

Day Two: Test Market, Direct Link

 

Next, you’re going to find your profit. Where are you going to make money? How are you going to do it?

 

1.  Find Simple Offer

To find your offer, you can go to OfferVault. Once you do this, you could test it with direct linking.

 

So let’s say you’re on Facebook, or Instagram, or maybe you’re on forums, or whatever it may be. You could set up a simple page, or you could set up a redirect, and just link people directly to the offer. Then you can just see if you get sales.

 

I’ve had people try this and they’ve done pretty well with it, which is really, really cool.

 

2.    Set Up Ad Group

Now, once you find your offers, you want to set up an ad group and test.

 

You can do this a few different ways. You could go to MSN, you can go to a place to do banner ads, you can SEO, you can do videos, things like that.

 

Then you want a direct link to the offer. This is how you’re going to get paid.

 

Let’s say you were looking at an offer for refinancing. You might find that you can make $170 when someone signs up and gets a quote on student loan refinancing. So you could do research for the market on student loan refinancing.

 

You might ask, “What are people talking about? Are there any forums?” Maybe there’s some kind of student loan refinancing forum. You could post a comment about the top 10 ways to refinance, and then you can link to your offer.

 

You could direct link. You don’t even need a website. I would recommend that you have a website, but you don’t need one for this.

 

All you’d need to you’d need to do is get one sale a day at $170. And these people are looking to do that thing anyway, right?

 

This is what people miss. They don’t even pay attention to the fact that you could literally make money doing this stuff.

 

So if you get one sale a day, that’s $170 for $365 days a year. You could make $62,000 a year doing that. Remember, those results are not typical, implied, or guaranteed. I don’t know if anyone will sign up for the offer, but hey, it’s worth a try putting something up on a forum, don’t you think?

 

So day number two, we’re going to find our simple offer. Find an offer that really, really hits the market.

 

Now if you have your own site and you link them back to your own site, you’re going to make a bunch more and you’re actually going to build back links to your site while doing this, while making money.

 

It’s something that can happen really fast, because guess what? People are on the forums right now.

 

You could literally go to forums and you could see that there’s people on the forums right now.

 

Some of them will show you how many people are actually on the forum right now, which is cool.

  

3.  Watch for “Profit Words”

Watch for profit words. Most forums allow affiliate links or links to your site, which is really cool.

 

You have to be careful how you use these links on forums. If you do it in a shady way, forums won’t like that. But if you’re providing value, you won’t have to worry about it.

 

And at worst, let’s say you do get banned from a forum. Does it really matter? You probably didn’t even know or care about the forum before today. So who really cares if you get banned?

 

But that doesn’t mean you should go out and try to get banned. You still need to provide value. But you can see why the easiest way to do it is to just get a domain name and point people over to it.

 

4.    Evaluate Words

Number four is to evaluate words.

 

Profit words are words such as “student debt forgiveness”, or “refinance student loan”, or “buy this”, or “price of”, or “coupon”, or “discount”, or “ways to”. These are kind of like trigger words, which you’ll go through in the Sites course.

 

If you don’t yet have the simple sites course, I would highly recommend it. You can get it at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com, and it literally walks you through all the stuff you need to learn about affiliate marketing, which is crazy, right?

 

So evaluate your words, see the impressions, see if your forum topics get anyone looking at them. And remember that the gold is in the keywords. Okay? Very, very important.

 

Day Three: Locate Cash Niche, Build Lander

 

Now, you’re going to do what’s called extracting your cash niches. You’re going to go through, you’re going to test your market and you’re going to look at all your stuff.

 

1.    Extract Cash Niches

Okay, so number one, you’re going to extract your cash niches. You’re going to look at your keywords and say, “What are people clicking on? What are they interested in?”

 

2.    Build Landing Pages

Number two, you’re going to build your landing pages. This is important. You can build a simple landing page, get traffic to it, find out what people click on, and it’ll send them to an offer at the same time. You can make money while you learn about your market, it’s literally that fast.

 

You could set these up in very little time at all. I think my own record was 13 minutes. Within 13 minutes, we actually had our first results coming in.

 

When you’re looking at the data, you’ll see how many clicks you get, as well as how many impressions you get. An impression means that your ad was shown, but it wasn’t clicked on.

 

You may see that some of your keywords got a bunch of impressions in one day. That’s where the gold is.

 

That’s going to tell you people are searching for this. They’re seeing your ad. In this way, you’ll figure out what’s working.

 

And if you know the ones that are working, then you’ll get some money.

 

3.    Segregate Ad Groups and Keywords 

Now that you’ve build your landing page, you’re going to segregate.

 

Once you go through and see what ads are working and where people are clicking, you can segregate your ad groups and your keywords into different sections.

 

Here’s an example. You might find that instead of people just looking for weight loss, maybe they’re more specifically looking for a printable weight loss guide.

 

In this way you can segregate your audience based on keywords.

 

How do you choose the right keywords? We go through that in our keyword trainings. We have some on the YouTube channel, but if you want to go in detail, I would highly recommend you get the Simple Sites course at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com, and you go through the niche finding section. That will walk you through it all.

 

4.    Test the Market

Next, it’s time to test your market.

 

You can also do this a few different ways. You can use analytics, or a program known as Crazy Egg. You can also do this with some of my plugins.

 

There’s something I’ve always wanted to do in my life, but I’ve never gotten the courage to actually do it. I’ve always wanted to stand on a street corner with a sign, and get people to do something I want them to (donate, for example). Just to see how it works.

 

I’d want to see, okay, did people respond to this sign? Then maybe I’ll use this sign to do this. And things like that.

 

But interestingly enough, that is metaphorically what you’re doing on the internet.

 

You’re standing there and saying, “Hey, this is what’s working, this is what’s not working.” You’re figuring out, “Hey, this is what people are responding to.”

 

 

Day Four: Test Offers and Design Opt-in Form  

Day four is all about evaluating the results. What did the results tell you? Because here’s the thing, the results you get are going to teach you everything.

 

1.    Evaluate Results

So, first you want to evaluate your results. You want to focus. What are the results telling you?

 

Because here’s the deal.

 

You can go and theorize about your market all day long, but until you actually get in your market and figure out what happened, you won’t find true success.

 

2.    Ask the Market What They Want

Number two, you want to ask the market what they want.

 

What does your market want? You can literally ask them. This is something I did on an old page of mine. It was a simple little page, and I basically asked them, “Hey, what’s a question you have about internet marketing?”

 

That was the reason I took a business from around $250 to making millions. That’s crazy, right? All I did was ask the market what they want, and then I responded to it. 

 

This is going to put you light years ahead. Most people don’t listen to the questions the market has. If you do, you’re going to win.

 

3.    Build Opt-in Pages and Thank You Pages

Next, you want to go through and build opt-in pages and thank you pages. These should be based on the answers and information that you get from your market.

 

Keep in mind that you can provide even more value not just from asking the market questions, but answering them as well. You don’t have to, but why not make a sale? If 100 people ask you about a specific topic, and you personally answer them all, then you could just simply point them to an affiliate offer.

 

How many sales do you think you would make? You’d make money, and if you record your answer, you could even make an FAQ out of it.

 

But most people don’t do it this way, and it’s easy. It’s so easy that no one wants to do it. But you have to. You just have to go do it.

 

4.    Test and Find Out What They’re Clicking On

Now you’ll do even more testing. Make sure that you’re tracking your links so you can do this well.

 

Talking to your market is going to make you the best marketer in your niche. Hands down. Talk to them, listen to them, figure out what they want.

 

Most importantly, you should actually “give a crap” about your market. You should actually care about them. That’s very important, and it’s the simplest way to think about it. 

 

Day Five: Find Out What the Market Really Wants

This is where you get in and really figure out what your market wants. You’re going to get in and really figure out what your market wants. You’re going to evaluate everything and look at the questions that people have been asking.

 

1.    Find Out What Your Market Really Wants

Here is another example of how you can go in and find out what your market really wants.

 

You may know that in addition to my affiliate marketing business, I also have an alcohol addiction channel. One day I went onto this channel and got some traffic for around 30 cents a click. I ended up spending around $2,000 total for this traffic. I got 3,000 people to fill out a detailed form on their struggles with alcohol.

 

2.    Find Out What They Really Respond To

Because I got so many people to respond, I learned so much that day. Now, I’m not dominating that market in terms of cash yet, because I don’t want to mess with that market. Since it’s a market that’s personal to me, I want to make sure I give them really good value. But that is still the best $3,000 I ever spent.

 

Imagine if you 3,000 different surveys full of people’s needs relating to your market. This is better information than you could ever get from spending $1,000 on some kind of product.

 

3.    Look at Keywords, Traffic Offers, and What They Click

As you’re figuring out what people respond to, you should be looking at keywords, traffic offers, and what people click on.

 

Use your different sources of information to compile data. People who own forums have a lot of data. People who own Facebook groups have a ton of data. What do you have that provides you with data about your market? What can you do (or get) to give you that data? It could be as simple as going to a forum and seeing which topics get the most clicks.

 

What people click on is the key. If you know what people click on, you win, always. Always, always, always, you win.

 

4.    Look at How They Respond to Your Opt-in Page 

Make sure you also look at how people are responding to your opt-in page. This can give you really valuable information. Are people opting in? What are they doing? If they are, figure out why they’re doing it. If they’re not, figure out where the problem is.

 

Maybe it’s the content, or the design. Whatever it is, use it to give you more data so that you can flip it around, and then make it work for you. 

 

5.    Move Stuff Around to Fit Your Market Needs

As you’re learning what works, you may have to move stuff around on your site to fit the needs of your market. So be flexible.

 

If a bunch of people are clicking on something, you might want to move that to the top of the page. If no one is clicking on something, you might want to stick it near the bottom. Or, you may even want to remove something altogether.

 

Day Six: Plug in More Profit Centers, Backend

 

On day six, you’re continuing to find more relevant ways to make money.

 

1.    Find More Relevant Profit Centers

Here you are still finding more relevant profit centers. What else can you do? How can you get creative? How can you find other stuff for people to click, or buy, or otherwise do what you want them to do?

 

2. Test and See Which Ones Work

When you find your offers, make sure you are still testing and seeing which ones work. What offers are people responding to? This is very important.

 

Some people just want to stick offers at the top of their pages because they have a high payout. But this isn’t just about getting a good sale one time. This is about having a high conversation rate.

 

Not all offers are created equal, and not all offers are going to work for your market.

 

For me, I’d rather get a dollar a click on something that gets a good conversion, with something that fits my market, than make 10 cents a click on something that pays a lot.

 

I’m just saying. That may not be your mentality, but it’s valuable to think that way. Not all offers are going to convert. So, you have to focus and test and see which ones work.

 

3. Find the Best Placement of Profit Centers

For number three, you’re also finding the best placement of your profit centers. This goes beyond just figuring out which profit centers you’re going to use. Just as important, you’re going to think about the design, and decide where they should actually be placed on your pages.

 

Should they be on the front page? Or perhaps on a thank you page? Should you have a pop-up?

 

Each of these have pros and cons, and you should be aware of all of them before you use them. For example, pop-ups can sometimes feel invasive, but an in-line pop-up is often much more successful than a hijack pop-up. Be intentional with each decision you make at this stage.

 

4. Look for Backend-Related Offers and Newsletter Content

Next, look for backend-related offers and newsletter content. Are there offers you can give people that would be more successful at this stage? Perhaps offers that don’t work well just on your opt-in page, or don’t do well standing alone?

 

What can you send to people? Can you provide some value?  

 

In the old days, someone would respond to a magazine ad, and then they would get a series of letters. Can you do something like that here? Let’s say that someone signs up for your newsletter, and you send out a bunch of automated messages to them. Each of these have some sort of tip that they can use in their market.

 

For example, let’s say someone joined my email list at my alcohol recovery channel.

 

I could send emails that say, “Here’s tip number one on how to stay sober,” “Here’s tip number two,” and more like that. Then I could also give offers and provide links back to my blog. Very simple.

 

The more good content you have, the more money you’re likely to make, so be sure to keep this in mind.

 

Day Seven: Follow Up Sequence, Backend 

This is the last day of your program. Here’s what you want to do.

 

1.    Create Autoresponder Follow up Sequence

On day number seven, you’re going to create an autoresponder follow-up sequence. You can use Aweber for your mailing list, and you can send out messages from your autoresponder as emails to your followers.

 

This might be where you implement ideas that you found on day six. You can give tips in your emails, and then provide a link back to your blog.  

 

For example, maybe one day you can give out a PDF. The next day you can send a video. Each day you can send out something with an offer. You can give more tips and add more value each time.

 

When it comes to sending out your messages, there are two different ways you can do this. One is with your autoresponder, where you can plug in messages and offers to go out automatically. I have autoresponder follow-up sequences that sometimes have 500 messages, or maybe they have 30, or maybe they have seven. They automatically go out, and they bring people back to my site. And then I can look at what they’re clicking on.

 

If you choose to do a broadcast email, that just means you send out a message that’s not part of a follow-up sequence. Maybe you want to make a special announcement to everyone on your mailing list, and you don’t want to interrupt the flow of your autoresponder messages. That would be a good time to send a broadcast email.

 

2.    Create Backend Profit Centers and Follow Up Profits

Now that you’ve created the autoresponder sequences and broadcast emails that you want to send out, you can incorporate your profit centers for the backend that you already found. This is where you actually implement that information into your emails.

 

3.    More Testing

Number three is all about testing everything you’ve done so far. You work on your layout, you check your opt-in rate, you look at your bid prices, your follow-up, and everything like that. Remember that the fortune is in the follow-up. The key is to test, test, test. Then repeat.

 

As you get this process down, use it again to build more sites.

 

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

The Truth About Blogging

Today we’re going to talk about what it actually takes to quit your job and start blogging full-time.

I want to ask you a question. If you could set up a simple blog in about an hour, and profit up to $32.17 or more every day from that blog, how many blogs would you set up?

I’ve made millions of dollars in affiliate commissions for simple sites I’ve made about things like the lottery, smiley faces, cheap gas prices, and mortgage calculators. Compare this with what the other guys are talking about. Compare this with the sites that they have, and a lot of them are in a lot more “buyer” niches or “make money” niches.

The cool thing here is the fact that I made tons of money with little bitty niches that no one thought I could make money in. Right now, as an entrepreneur, as someone who wants to make money blogging, you can say which market you want to go into.

 

How I Got Into Blogging

The way that I got into blogging was only after I learned direct response and I learned how to convert traffic.

In 2006, I made one of my most profitable sites. It made over 6 figures, and one year it made around $650,000. You might be thinking of that and saying that you can’t really do that on a blog. But you can. It’s your job to take your visitors where you want them to go.

This site made money because it was focused. Because it was based on human nature. You have to remember that no matter what, the people coming to your sites and your blogs are people. They respond. They click. This is based on human nature, and getting people to do what they want. And this works in any niche.

So it was 2006, and I had just made this site, making millions of dollars on the internet. I was on track that year for my first million-dollar-year with affiliate marketing.

I like to stay on top of all the new stuff. When Facebook came out, I thought, “How do we use this for marketing?” When YouTube came out, I thought, “How do we use this for marketing?”

Guys, remember that I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years now. And in that year, 2006, everyone was talking about blogs. They were like, “Blog this, blog that,” and I started to get tired of the hype. But then I thought, “Okay, let’s look into this.”

 

 

And I asked myself this question:

Can someone actually, really, seriously make a living blogging?

If you think about what a blog is, a lot of us have a certain idea about it. You think of this person who blogs about their eggs, and puts pictures on Instagram of their soup. And you think, “I don’t care about your eggs and your soup. I don’t want to do that.” Right? And that’s not really what blogging is.

So I asked myself, can someone make money doing this?

And more importantly, do you have to write every day, like those lame people on Twitter and Facebook who tweet or post every time they leave their house?

I was used to setting up simple little websites and banking $5, $10, $15, $100, or even $1,000 a day off of each website. The last thing I wanted to do was set up some huge content site. And I just couldn’t set up a blog like my simple websites. Those took like 45 minutes to an hour to build, and they raked it in big—sometimes they even made money the same day.

 

So there I was, listening to countless videos, teleseminars, webinars, reading al the e-books, and buying all the courses. I had serious info overload and burnout, and I was done. I threw in the towel. I thought to myself, “I’m done. This sucks. I’m not going to do it.” I was feeling so tired of trying to get my head around this blog thing. It made me sick. So I gave up right then and there. I said, “I don’t need a blog.”

I was on track to single-handedly make a million bucks, with no blogs, no employees, no outsourcing. Just some little sites that look like a fifth grader made (which mine still do, if anyone’s paying attention). And I was raking it in.

Then 2007 came. Again, I was sitting in my office and thinking, “I don’t need a blog. I’ve got it handled.” We did like $750,000 that year.

And then 2008 came around. Hmmm. Some of my sites started getting quality scored, slapped, and all that other stuff. I was making a decent income. We were in the mid-six figures. I thought, “Perhaps I’ll revisit this blog thing and see if Google likes them a bit better. I like free traffic.” (And free traffic is good if you know how to use it.)

Then it was 2009. I started freaking out. I had just bought a big, giant house. I was used to making $1 million a year, and now my sites were down to $250,000 profit. I thought, “That’s not bad.” I mean a lot of people would probably be happy with a quarter of a million dollars. But it wasn’t what I was used to. It wasn’t what I was planning on.

So in the summer of 2009, I thought more about blogs, and I decided I was going to do them on my own terms. No posting daily, no lame stuff. I didn’t really want to be the next Perez Hilton. I just wanted to earn a decent income from home. Was that too much to ask?

Later that year, I discovered the WordPress blogging platform. And I was able to set up my first blog in about 15 minutes. (And you can do that, too.) It wasn’t facy, it wasn’t beautiful, but I made it, and I was proud.

Now, little did I know, the next day the darn thing ranked on the top of Google in like 12 hours. I was like, “What? Wait a minute. I didn’t have to submit it? I didn’t have to wait it, and I didn’t have to wait three months, or six months?” I put the blog up, and I ranked number one.

I had no meta tags, no SEO stuff, I didn’t submit the site, didn’t do directory listing or backlinks. And I was like, “What the heck is going on here?” I didn’t even plan on it. I just wanted to set up a blog, and boom. The thing was in Google. It was getting traffic.

Here’s the thing: Google actually likes these blogs.

 

So I got some new paid traffic accounts, and tested the blogs there, and it worked. Some of them got leads and made money almost instantly, which was crazy. Now, instead of the one website stuff, with sites like the smiley face website which took a long time to set up (I had to do codes, put pages on, have to save stuff and upload it), I could actually bang out a little blog in like 12 minutes and get it ranked on the search engine like the next day. Which is crazy!

I could go find a keyword and get ranked. (Which is the key. Don’t go after a market, go after a keyword. If you go after the right keyword, you could get ranked so quickly. Because if there are only 9 people competing for a keyword, what are the chances you’re going to be in the top 10?

That’s exactly what it is. If there are only 9 people, and your site is number 10, you are guaranteed a top 10 ranking. Just because no one else is trying to rank for it.

So there I was, getting these things going. But there was one little hiccup, and it was actually a big hiccup.

Building websites the way I used to gave me the freedom to have whatever I want, wherever I wanted it. The key to making these little affiliate marketing sites work was all in the conversion. But the challenge now was getting my blog to do what my sites did, because that’s why they made money.

Here is what we needed. This is my website conversion checklist. But now, we have to use it on blogs. We’re going to ask ourselves these questions.

 

Blog Conversion Checklist and Guide

  1. Who am I trying to each?

Are you trying to reach people on Google searching for “how to lose 10 pounds”? Or looking for people on Google searching for “hospital scam”? Are you trying to reach people looking for “layouts”? What are you looking for?

 

  1. What do I want them to do?

Obviously, you want to make money. So you have to get an audience somehow. Do you want people to join your mailing list? Click an affiliate ad? Watch a video? What do you want them to do?

 

  1. What does my ad or site headline promise?

You have to look at what your site ad or your headline promises. When you go to Google and you search your site, what does it say? The little ranking that shows up in Google, what does it promise people? “Download this free thing”, “Learn how to do affiliate marketing”, “figure out the meaning of life”, etc. What does it say?

That is your site ad. No matter how you slice it, even if it’s free, that’s still your ad. It’s your free ad, right? And when people come to your site, they’re going to be looking for that. And if you don’t give it to them, they won’t be happy.

And here’s an interesting thing. You can actually flip people into what you want them to go into. For example, if you’re in that motorhome market, you could offer motorhome loans, or get people to click on things that are expensive, or find a guide for people to buy motorhomes, or something like that.

And make it deliberate. Make it up front.

 

How to Make Your Blog Convert in 3 Seconds or Less

  1. Does your site or blog cater to the type of user you’re trying to reach?

Make sure your blog isn’t too technical. If you’re marketing to 84-year-old grandmas, make it pretty basic. Make things big, easy to read, with big fonts, and simple “click here” buttons. If you’re marketing to people searching for cell phone gadgets, make it hip, cool, and fun. Think, focus, test.

Is it any wonder that my stuff looks like it was made in the 70s?

What influenced my stuff was making it easy. How many of you guys look at my toolbar, and you think, “I can find what I want”? You’re there and you go for it. How many of you guys go to my website and think, “That’s so easy to use”? If you want to log in, you click on “log in”. If you want help and support, you click on the “help and support”. If you want the desktop tools, they’re right there

If you want to search for something, you search for something. It’s very basic and very easy. The reason I do this isn’t because I’m a terrible website designer. I do it because it has to be easy. It has to be simple. It has to be something that says, “This is what you want, and here is where to get it.”

 

  1. Can my visitor find the promise in less than 3 seconds?

Let’s say you put up a blog post about pricing. And you tell your visitors “This blog post is about how I saved $1,000 a month in my budget.” If that’s what you’re promising your visitors, and they come to your site, can they find that in 3 seconds? If they can’t, go hang out with the club of people only making 2 cents a click.

So, give them that. Make a big button. Or a drop-down box. Make something they can use. Remember, your visitor came to your site because of the promise found in your advertisement, your banner, or your search engine listing. They’re on your site because they want the goods. If they can’t see the promise in 3 seconds, they’re gone. So give them what they want.

You guys are here because you want to learn to make a living blogging. Imagine if I came here and said, “Today we’re going to talk about PHP and the backend of WordPress, and I’m going to show you how to make a little money here.” You would say, “Dude, this isn’t what I wanted. I came here because I want to make a living blogging.”

That’s why friends of mine who hang out on my webinars ask me, “How do you get most of the people to stay until the very end?” And it’s because I give the people what I promised.

Realize that you don’t have to deliver the whole promise up front in one sentence. You can simply have a headline with the promise in it, or an opt-in box saying, “Download your promise here by entering your name and email.” Very simple.

 

  1. Is your site focused on what you want the user to do most?

What do you want them to do? If you want them to get a mortgage, maybe you should have a zip code box that says, “put your zip code to find mortgages.” It’s focused on what you want. If you want them to download those little cursors and smileys or whatever they may be, do you have them on there? Are they easy to get?

If you want your visitors to opt in, make that the main point of your site. Don’t distract your visitors with AdSense links or videos. Keep it one-sided. If you have content, the content should lead them to opt in. If you have a video, the video should say to opt in. Whatever the big promise is, if there are images, put a caption below the image, or blur a part of it out, and say, “put your name and email to get the whole image.”

 

  1. Do my colors and themes compliment or distract from my message?

This is one thing a lot of people get wrong.

Now, I was gifted with the ability to make really simple sites—because I don’t know how to make complicated ones. It was actually a blessing in disguise, because simple is what sells. A simple color change can be the difference between profit and money loss.

If you’re marketing to Halloween people, they probably don’t want a pink, flowery site. If you’re going for a wedding, they probably don’t want a black site (unless they’re going for gothic weddings, then maybe they’d want that).

Here’s a tip: Make your headlines red. If there are links you want clicked, make them blue. Make buttons easy to read and click. Make directions clear and concise.

So many people don’t follow this. Use short sentences, simple to read, simple stuff. Tell people what you want. Do you want people to buy stuff? Tell them. Do you want people to click? Tell them. Do you want people to download stuff? Tell them. Do you want people to opt in? Say, “Put your name and email in the box at the end of this webinar.”

This is something I do on each one of my own webinars. When I get to the sales page, I show you how to fill out my order form. Is that because I think you don’t know how to fill out an order form? No, of course not. It’s because I want to show you what to do.

I’m going to say, “After you order, you’re going to get this. It’s going to come in your email.” And you’ll think to yourself, “Wow, after I order, I’m going to get all this stuff. Why do I do that? Because it’s simple. It tells you what to do.

You have to tell your visitor what to do. They don’t always know. Marketers often assume that they’re visitors do know what to do. They assume, “Oh, visitors will click the affiliate offer because it’s great”, or “They’re going to join my product because it’s great”. But people don’t know your product is great until you tell them it’s great. And you have to tell them it’s great based on the reason they came to you in the first place.

To learn more, go to www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

10 Websites for Making Money Online

10 Websites For Making Money Online + Best CPA Affiliate Networks — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com 

Today, I want to go down the list of the top 10 websites you need to know about if you want to make money with affiliate marketing. This is a list that I’ve used over the last 19 years as an affiliate marketer to make close to eight figures.

You’ll want to know about these links and check them out. I put a list of the links over at www.AffiliateDude.com/links so you could print them out, put them on your desk, visit them often so you don’t forget. Let’s go ahead and dive right in.

 

1. AdSense

This one is kind of obvious. This is the AdSense platform. If you didn’t know, Google AdSense, which is the reverse of Google AdWords, actually has a program where you could put a little code on your site, and it’ll generate ads on your site. It makes the ads relevant to whatever is on your site, and when people click, you get paid.

You don’t have to sell anything. You don’t have to go out there and get people to do stuff. All they got to do is click the ad, and boom, you get paid. Really cool. AdSense is a great way to supplement any affiliate marketing website.

 

2. ClickBank

This is another obvious one. You may have heard of ClickBank. Now, ClickBank is an online retailer for digital products. I started out with ClickBank back in 1999. They started out giving a platform for people who created digital products, eBooks, softwares, and things like that.

And what they did is they attached it to an affiliate program. So if you have a ClickBank account as an affiliate, you can promote hundreds of thousands of products on the ClickBank platform. All you have to do is get people to go to the link, they buy, and you get paid. There are tons of things to choose from. From goldfish care guides to how to lose weight, to how to make money, to software that will find and replace little codes in your text, and stuff like that. So they have all kinds of stuff.

 

3. OfferVault

You might have heard me mention this one. OfferVault is not an affiliate network. What they are is an affiliate offer search engine. So you can actually go to OfferVault right now, and you can type in whatever niche you’re looking up. Perhaps you’re in the bodybuilding niche, or perhaps you have a bunch of traffic with people who want maps. If you want it, they got it.

You type it in, and you find the offer. It’s going to tell you the network that has the offer, the amount you’re paid, and what it takes to get paid. Sometimes you can get paid per lead, per sale, per download, per click, per trial, and more. There are lots of ways to get paid as a CPA affiliate marketer, and OfferVault is a great place to go find those offers.

 

4. Commission Junction

This one is little-known and isn’t talked about a whole lot in our industry. I’ve made a lot of money with Commission Junction over the past few years, sometimes as much as $600 in sales of fonts. That’s right—someone actually bought $600 worth of fonts from my website in one day. I usually averaged about $100, or $50 a day, but that was a special day. I got $200 in commission just from that.

They have stuff from fonts to ink cartridges, to legal leads, to Zappos shoes, to web hosting. You get seven percent for your sales. Commission Junction is great for a one-size-fits-all affiliate network. They have everything. It can be a little tough, because you have to get approved for each offer. But once you get in there and get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy.

 

5. LinkShare / Rakuten

This is kind of like Commission Junction, but it’s a little bit different and a little bit smaller. It’s an affiliate network that has all kinds of stuff. I’ve used it to promote things like software, or different downloads, or even Christmas trees.

That’s right, I actually had a site that sold Christmas trees online. They weren’t real ones, they were the fake kind of Christmas trees (which was good, because they’re more expensive, so I made more money), and I was able to do this with the Link Share program. You want to find the place that has the offer you need, and this is a great place to look for that.

 

6. Amazon Affiliate Program

This is an important one. A lot of people talk about the Amazon Affiliate program as if it’s the be-all, end-all Holy Grail. There are a couple things I will say about the Amazon Affiliate program. The first is that the barrier of entry is low—everyone knows about Amazon. If you need to buy something, you click a button. You don’t even have to get your credit card out.

The second is that whatever people add to their cart at the moment you get the click, you get paid on all of it. So if you’re selling something like a pen, and you’re only going to make a little bit of commission, and the customer decides they want to buy a background, or a camera, or a $20,000 printer along with it, you’re going to get commission on all of it.

You can also add “big box stores” on this part of the list. Because you can compare which of these big box stores will pay you the most. These guys will fight for your business.

 

7. MaxBounty

This is one of my personal favorites. MaxBounty is an affiliate network that has downloads, zip submits, email submits, leads, to anything else. You name it—they have all kinds of offers.

They use CPA marketing, which means “cost per action”. So instead of going out there and having to get everyone to buy stuff, you can just get them to click, download, fill out a form, call a number, or whatever it may be, and you get paid. You don’t have to go through the hassle of selling stuff.

 

8. GlobalWide Media

This one is a lot like MaxBounty, but more advanced. GlobalWide Media has a lot more download offers, and a lot more exclusive offers for you with better payouts. But they’re a little more exclusive What I suggest you do is start with MaxBounty, get some numbers under your belt, then go to GlobalWide and sign up. If you have the traffic and the chops to back it up, it’s pretty easy.

I’ve made seven figures with GlobalWide, from back when they were called Never Blue. A bunch of Canadian guys started this company, and I think I was their 12th affiliate.
I promoted a lot of download offers, and our best year with them was over $1,000,000, which was really cool. They since went on to sell that company for some obscene amount of money. But the company is still great, and it runs well. It’ has great offers, and you should definitely add this to your affiliate link rolodex.

 

9. Credit.com

This is one that people don’t talk about as much, but I’ve made hundreds of thousands of dollars with this type of stuff. At credit.com, you can sign up and get links for different credit cards. Credit.com has lots of different credit cards, from travel to flight, you name it.

I made a little website about gas prices. I had a little zip code submit offer where people could get some gas rewards (that was through GlobalWide), and I also had a link from Credit.com for a gas rewards credit card. It paid me around $100 a sale, or lead, or something like that. And all people had to do was apply for the card, which they wanted to because it would help them save money on gas. I made lots of money with that.

 



10. ShareASale

Last but not least, we have ShareASale. This is a lot like LinkShare and Commission Junction. It’s kind of a smorgasbord of everything, where a merchant can go sign up and become a vendor, and you can be the affiliate, and promote them, and get paid.

ShareASale has some really unique offers. For example, there’s an offer for one to eight hundred flowers, where you could get paid to get people to send flowers for Valentine’s Day. (If you needed a keyword for that, go after “love poems”.)

The key to making this whole thing work is understanding how to find niches. You have to be creative.

For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.


Passive Income is Easy??

Passive Income Is Easy??? – Marcus’ Passive Income Rant — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com

Is the idea of making passive income complete and utter bullcrap? Or can it happen?

So here’s the deal: You have lots of people out there, and they all want to make money on the internet. They don’t want to invest a whole lot, they don’t want to do a whole lot of work, but they want to make money while they sit around and let the Internet fund their lifestyle.

 

Three Major Types of Passive Income

So first, let’s define the three major types of passive income.

1. Real estate. This one is really obvious. I could go buy a bunch of houses. When people pay their monthly rent as I rent them out, I get paid passively. I’ve done this for years, and it works pretty good. Sometimes it’s a pain in the ass, but it’s a good way to make passive income. Now the downside is that sometimes you got to have a lot of money to pony up to make this stuff happen.

2. Stocks and investing in companies. This is the number two second biggest passive income source that we see. This is where you go out and put money in a company, and hopefully that company grows over time, and you get paid over and over based on the growth. Which is cool, unless the company falls—then it sucks.

But most of the time, when you invest in stocks and stuff, you could pretty much anticipate the rate of return you’re going to get and how much you’re going to make every month. Now again, the downside is that unless you have a crystal ball that tells you which companies are going to do good and which are going to do bad, you’ve got to have a lot of money to invest.

Let’s say you invest 1 million dollars in the stock market, at a rate of 8% return. That’s going to average you about $8,000 a month in passive income. But the downside is, who’s got a million bucks laying around? You’d do better to buy a McDonald’s franchise for a million dollars and pocket the money you make off of that. That’d be a better passive income investment that would fall under the category of investing in a business.

3. A business on the Internet. This is my favorite way to make passive income. You can actually set up little businesses that pay you little bits each and every month. For example, if you were to set up a video, or a blog post, or an article, or a website, let’s say you get traffic to it each and every day. Maybe you get 100 visitors a day. Wow at 100 visitors, you have to be able to sell $100, that would be an average of $1 per visitor.

If you then went on the next day and built something else, and got another 100 visitors, and that would be again one dollar per visitor, you’d now have $200 and 200 visitors total. And you can keep growing and growing.

Now, of course it probably won’t be that simple or that easy. You can’t just make a website and expect to make $1 a click—most websites make way less than that. But as you grow, as you learn about your audience, you can build and understand them, and make even more. You can build mailing lists and posts and other things that are going to get people into your passive income-producing business.

 

Affiliate Marketing

My favorite way to do this is with what’s called affiliate marketing. This is where a company like Best Buy or Amazon (or anything for that matter) has products and services to sell, and they reach out to affiliates like you and me—regular people with websites—and they say, “If you sell this product from your website traffic, we will give you a cut.”

So let’s say you’re like me and you like to smoke cigars (you know it’s a bad habit, but you like them anyway).  You set up a website or a series of videos about your favorite cigars, and you talk about what they taste like, and how they feel, and whatever it is cigar people are into. And you get some traffic. Snd the guy who sells the cigars has an affiliate program you can actually attach their link to the cigar you’re talking about, and you get paid when someone orders a cigar through your link.

The cool thing about this, and the way that it translates into passive income, is you could make a video one day, and that video could get 100 people watching it a day. Or 200 people. Or maybe you make a blog post, and it gets people watching it. And out of those people, some of them are going to like what you have to say and actually go and buy the cigar through your link. Which is pretty cool, because if people are watching your video all day every day, you’re going to make sales off that cigar.

Disclaimer: Don’t sell cigars online. There are too many legal ramifications. It’s a bad idea; just don’t do it. This is for example purposes only.

Here’s where it gets really good. As time goes on, you’re going to build up a group of people. And that group of people is going to come back to you and say, “Well, Marcus said some good things about that one cigar I like. I wonder what he has now.” And they’re going to check out more stuff, and buy more stuff, and it’s going to compound. It’s going to build, and your passive income is going to grow and grow.

This is exactly what one of the top business people in the marketing space has done with Wine Library. He actually went through and had a little wine library with his family, and he did video reviews on each and every wine, and built the company from very small to like $60 million dollars a year. I’m not even kidding. This stuff happens each and every day.

And this blog post I’m making right now is going to get people to watch it every day from the words “passive income”. They’re going to come in, they’re going to learn about affiliate marketing, and hopefully buy my stuff, enjoying my passive income stream.

There are two things that can compound on this and make it even better. The first thing is getting more people to buy stuff more often. This one is obvious. The people who come in, you get them to know, like, and trust you. They look at your reviews, whatever they’re about, and they like what you have, and they want to buy more stuff from you. Excellent.

But the problem is this: if they stop buying from you, that number dwindles down quite a bit, and your passive income goes away.

The second compounding thing you want to pay attention to is actually making people buy more stuff, or selling things that have a recurring basis. For example, I could have a Cigar of the Month Club, or I could send out ten cigars to each person and sell them for a small fee, or work it out with the company to have them sell them, or whatever it may be.

Or I could sell things that have recurring revenue attached to them. For example, I could sell a software product that has a recurring income. Like credit, for example, where people could check their credit every month. Or maybe web hosting, or something like a funnel builder software, or an antivirus software, or a pest control service, or whatever it is. Anything that pays monthly.

Instead of getting paid one time, for one guy, from one click, you are now going to get paid over and over again from the same person. Let’s say you get the same 100 visitors per day. Wonderful. Those 100 visitors come in and you get your one sale. One sale, and you’re happy about it. You’re ready to go celebrate.

But wait. The odds show that the average person who buys that product stay for around 9 – 15 months. Then the $50 you just made has now turned into $450 or $750 just like that. You’re not going to get it right away—you get it as the customer pays. Which is really cool, because you could build and grow and it’s not that hard to do. You just have to stick with it.

 

The Problem with Passive Income

Now, the problem with passive income is that everyone has this idea of sitting on the beach, and drinking tea, and having money fly from the air into their wallet. They have all these ideas and expectations, and they set up a site, and it doesn’t get 100 visitors right away. They don’t get their first sale right away. So then they quit, and they go look for an easier way to make money on the internet, and it doesn’t exist. They quit before the magic happened.

If you really want to make this passive income thing work, you’re going to need to stick with it.

Now, I’m a big believer of seeing results really fast. I don’t like to wait for anything. I want to put up a video and make money the same day. I want to put up a blog post and see it ranked on Google the same day. I want to see things fast. But you have to go through and do this systematically.

Here’s the deal. The Internet is a big place, and there is a lot of competition. But the competition is all on obvious stuff. There are little niches out there that people are searching for every single day, and there are gaps in the marketplace. Do you think companies like Best Buy, AT&T, Amazon, and other huge stores have time to answer your question about your camera, or whatever it is you’re going to buy? Forget about it.

That’s where you come in. That’s right—there’s room on the internet for the little guy to make money, because the big guy has lost touch with his customer, the little guy. So your job is to go find little micro communities of people searching for things.

For example, I found this popular software that people wanted to embed on their blog. And last I checked, there’s like a bazillion people with blogs, and lots of people who want to embed this thing on their blog. So I made a little video about. It took me about eight minutes. And boom, we get customers each and every day coming in, checking it out, buying stuff, and adding to my passive income.

 

Passive Income Can Be a Reality

So, my friends, passive income can be a reality. But you have to get your head out of the clouds and into reality. Because the Internet does not care what you think. It doesn’t care what you feel, it doesn’t care how much you desire money. Desire is not enough. Desire is a word that’s used by marketers to get you to buy things. They say, “If you desire this, you should attain it.” Of course I should, because it’s going to put money in their pocket when I buy it.

My friends, desire is not enough. Feelings are not enough. Wanting it is not enough. You have to do the work, and the work is not hard. So instead of sitting around and desiring ways to make money every day, and looking for the easiest way to make money possible, why not start with something simple. Find a group of people who have a problem that needs to be solved. Find an affiliate offer that pays you for solving that problem. Pair them together, make some content based on what they’re searching for, based on what their questions are, and boom. Put it out there, and you’re off to the races.

Don’t expect big things overnight, but expect to see little returns and grow. This is exactly what people are doing to grow their income to $5,000, or $10,000, or even $100,000 a month passively, using the internet. Some of them make way more than that.

Now unfortunately, the average affiliate marketer makes nothing, because they never stick with it long enough. But I know you’re going to want to stick with it, and I know you’re going to want to make a plan that’s going to work for you.

And I’ll close with this. A lot of people say that making passive income is hard work. To me, hard work is like building houses out of clay in 100 degree weather. Sitting on the computer and typing things out, it’s not that hard. It’s pretty easy. Now, knowing what to do is a different story, but it’s not that hard.

Think about it this way. Let’s say you took eight hours on a Saturday, or your day off, or whatever, and you took the same time that you put into your job. And your goal for the day was to make one dollar a day, every day. And you sat down for the eight hours, and all you did was laser focus on producing content aimed at making one dollar a day, every day. I think you could do it. It’s actually not that hard.

The problem is that people spend the eight hours focusing on things that don’t matter. They spend the eight hours on research, and idea-making, and scheming, and products, and stuff like that, instead of what actually works.

What actually works is getting a message in front of your market. Plain and simple. There are tasks that you can focus on each and every day that will get you closer to your goal of passive income. And over at my site, www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com/passive, I have a list of 31 tasks that you can do each and every day to get your content in front of people, make sales, and build a passive income stream.

For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.


Make $2 Over and Over Again with CPA Affiliate Offers

Earn $2 Over And Over Again With Affiliate Marketing + Easy Converting Offers — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com.

Today I’m going to show you how to make $2 all day, every day.

If you make just $2 an hour, every hour, you’ll make around $50 a day. If you do that twice an hour, that’s around $100 a day. And if you do that four times an hour (once every 15 minutes), then that’s $192 a day.

In order for this to work, you use CPA affiliate offers. CPA stands for “cost-per-action”. You, the marketer, gets paid each time someone performs an action. You’ll be looking for offers that pay $2 to marketers.

Your first question might be, “Why would you look for offers that only pay $2? Why wouldn’t you choose an offer that’s much higher?” The reason is that these offers have a very low barrier of entry. That means they’re very easy to convert. They costs nothing to the consumer, and we get paid on the other end. And the money can add up very, very quickly.

I’ve used these to make as little as 35 or 45 cents per click on what other people consider to be junk traffic, and with that I’ve made over a million dollars with these types of offers. And there’s no stopping no—I still do this every single day.

You can see a screenshot of one of my affiliate accounts where I use CPA offers.

I’m only getting paid around $2 per conversion, but you can see there’s a lot of money here.

We’re going to talk about three different types of CPA offers, and I’m going to show you an example of each of them. To do this, we’ll go over to OfferVault. This is like a search engine for affiliate offers.

I can go here and see all kinds of offers that affiliate networks have. You can see there’s over 64,000 different affiliate offers here.

We’re going to isolate this and try to find offers that pay in the $2 range.

 

Email Submit

First, we’ll be looking at email submit offers.

These are where the marketer gets paid when the visitor puts their email address in a box.

We want to scroll past all these sponsored listings because they’re not usually that targeted.

So let’s take a look at this: “Samples and Savings”. It’s an offer for Bath and Body Works.

Let’s look at the landing page preview.

For us to get $2.40, all a visitor has to do is put their email in the box and hit “choose samples.” That’s it. Crazy, right? That’s why I like these kinds of offers.

And you can see there are tons of them, like “Amazon gift card,” “Flight voucher”, etc.

You do have to do your research and make sure they’re legitimate, good offers. For the most part, a lot of them are pretty good.

Zip Submit

There’s another kind of offer you can do, and it’s even easier. This is called zip submit.

These are ones where the marketer gets paid when visitors put their zip code in a box. They don’t even put their email or anything like that.

Usually the zip submit ones are little bit less of a payout, because advertisers aren’t actually getting the email address, which obviously is valuable to a marketer.

This is what we’re getting paid. So on this one, if I got this person to do the action, I would get $4.50 or whatever it is.

Here is one from the Dish Network.

 

Dish is saying that they will pay $2 for someone to put in their zip code.

Here’s a preview of their landing page.

If a customer enters their zip code through my affiliate link, I would get $2 for that. So you can see that the barrier of entry is very low.

 

Toolbars

Now let’s go into my favorite category: toolbars. These are awesome. With these, the marketer gets paid when a visitor downloads a toolbar or an extension on their computer.

For example, you could use my free affiliate marketing dude extension over at affiliatemarketingdude.com. There’s a little toolbar I have that helps you look for these things.

Here’s what the toolbar looks like.

So if you wanted to look for offers, you could just go in and put “toolbar” or “Chrome add-on” or something like that, and it will do all the searching for you. It makes things super easy.

The reason I give it away for free is because I know that the average person who uses it really enjoys my stuff, and eventually they end up signing up for something and buying a course or something like that. So it works really well.

And it’s the same exact reasoning behind these offers. Companies know that if a visitor puts their zip code in and clicks one of those icons, they’re probably more interested than someone just searching the web. The visitor actually took an action.

I know that if someone downloads my toolbar, they’re more interested than someone just watching a video or something. So I would pay people to give away my toolbar.

Here is an offer that lets a visitor stream sports games on their browser.

 

It pays $2.45 for Internet Explorer, and $2.45 for Firefox. All a visitor has to do is go and download it.

Here is a preview of the landing page.

A lot of people ask me, “Why would people download this stuff? Why would people download toolbars if you can get all this stuff on the internet for free anyway?”

Let me show you why. This is a CNET screenshot of some of the downloads for just a one week period.

You can see that over 1 million people downloaded an anti-virus software, and 800,000 people downloaded another anti-virus. There’s lots of stuff being downloaded.

And if you were only making like $2 on a tenth of a percent of all those downloads, you’d still be making pretty good money.

 

 

Combine All Three

You can make simple sites that combine all three of these types of offers.

Let’s look at an example of this. Here is another of my accounts where I made a site selling tattoos.

On the site, I actually had a zip submit offer and an email submit offer, and then I gave visitors different downloads for tools. Then I offered the option for them to download printable tattoo designs from an affiliate company that I was affiliated with, which paid me around 20 or 30 percent per download. The tattoos cost around $9, and my average earnings were around $3 to $7 per tattoo that they downloaded. That added up to over $8,000.

There’s another account over here, where you could see the actual offers. This is one where I gave away a Bible toolbar.

You can see we got 4,000 visitors, and we gave away 230 of these Bible toolbars. We made around $870 over the course of a couple days.

 

Conclusion

So if you want to make $2 all day every day, with lots of cool offers, this is the way to go.

If you want to get my free toolbar, you can check out www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.

If you want to learn more in my course, check out the Simple Sites program over at www.SimpleSitesBonus.com.

And if you’re super interested in doing this, check out my high ticket niche program over at www.HighTicketNiches.com. This is where we find your niche, build your site, set it up, and get you’re ready to go. After you sign up, go ahead and submit your order for your niche, and we’ll give it to you.


Make $100,000 Per Year with Affiliate Marketing

Beginner Road-map To Makes $100,000 Per Year with Affiliate Marketing — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com. 

When I first started my business, my first goal was to make six figures online. That’s right, I wanted to make $100,000 a year from the internet and the comfort of my own home. And I knew there was a way to do it, but I felt really stuck, because no one really showed me the way. And there wasn’t any sort of roadmap.

So what I’d like to do today is give you the roadmap that took me to my first $67,000 a year, my first $100,000 year, and even my first million dollar year. This is what you need to do to make $100,000 per year with affiliate marketing.

It sounds like a big goal, but in actuality, it’s only $274 dollars a day. If you break that down into 24 hours days, that comes to $11.42 an hour.

Here are the steps you can take to building a $100,000-per-year business.

 

Find a niche

The first thing you need to do when starting your affiliate marketing business is to find a refined audience. You have to find a group of people who are interested in something. The more you know about this group of people, the better. It could be anything. It could be people looking for how to save money, people looking for ways to make recipes, anything.

The best way to find this group is by using the Google AdWords Keyword tool. This is the back door to Google. Google has the front door where you search for things, and the back door shows you what people search for on a monthly basis.

Those people are part of what we call a niche market. Your niche market is going to start with a specific keyword, but it’s going to branch out and be broad. So you might find that as your going through, your niche is going to segment into several different little niches. You want to keep it kind of tight, but broad enough to where the money’s there.

Make sure you hold onto that list of keywords that you find, because you’ll be using them later.

 

Buy a domain name

After you find your group of people, and you find a niche that will work, the next step is to go ahead and buy a domain name.

A lot of people think they can do this with free hosting, with a free domain name. But the best way to do it is to own your own domain. This won’t cost you much. You can get them for $4, or $8, or on sale for even less.

It’s very important that you get a domain that fits your niche. You need something that’s refined, based on your keywords. And you want to do this for every niche.

You also want something that’s easy to remember, so that they can come back to you.

You’ll notice how in this video, I use something like GoHubSite.com. That’s easy. You type it in, and it’s not that hard to spell. When people get confused, they don’t go to your site, and they don’t buy anything.

So make it easy. Make it based on the keywords, and make it very, very specific.

 

Get web hosting

If you go over to GoHubSite.com, I’ll teach you how to get a domain free with your web hosting. I’ll also teach you how to set this up the way that I do.

The reason I tell you to get hosting through me is 1) I’m an affiliate and I get paid when you sign up for hosting, and 2) because I do this with my sites, and I use the same hosting platform. All the training videos I put out are based on that hosting platform.

Set up a website

The next thing I want you to do is set up a website.

When I set up a website, I use WordPress. I use WordPress for almost everything. Using WordPress is super easy. You’ll have it installed in just a few minutes. It’s a very easy platform. And all the tools that I’ve designed for you in my courses work on WordPress. You just click “install”, and you’re ready to go. Your WordPress site doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to spend $1,000 on a theme. Just set up something simple.

 

Go through your keywords

Next, you want to go through those keywords that you found using the Google Keyword Planner.

Check out how many people are searching for those keywords, and see what the competition is like. Hopefully it’s pretty low, and there aren’t a lot of advertisers. Search for those keywords on the main page of Google to see if there are ads there.

Then, think about if the people in that audience might need something else that does have a lot of competition. If that’s true, then you’ll be able to buy cheap traffic in a market where people are paying a lot of money.

 

Find affiliate offers

Once you know there’s a real market there, you can search for offers. We usually use Offervault. You can also use Clickbank. Sometimes you have to do a little bit of poking around, and a little bit of manipulating of your search ideas to see what’s going on.

To make $100,000 a year, your goal here is to serve this market really well.

Let’s say you find a ClickBank offer that pays $32 dollars a sale. All you have to do is sell around eight of them a day, and you’ll make $100,000 a year.

 

Make content

Now, you want to start to make content based on your keywords. You can do it yourself and make it free, but you can also outsource it. You can get good articles for around $20 an article, or even $6 an article, or something like that. You can even take your article and have someone make a video about it. Fiverr would be a good place for that.

 

Get people to opt in

So you build your website, and you start to put content on it. On the side of your site, you want to have an opt-in box that tells people to put their name and email so that people can get something from you, like a “puppies stop biting” guide. You’re also going to put your other content, whether it’s video, or whatever it is.

 

Get traffic

Next, think about your traffic method. Do you want to do free traffic, or paid traffic, or both?

If you want to go the free traffic route, all you have to do is find forums in your market. You could go to these forums and learn about your niche, and you could help people out. Then once you do, you can lead people back to your site.

Some niches will be kind of competitive. They’ll be kind of tough to break into, which is why I like paid traffic.

It’s not going to come overnight. But if you do paid traffic, you’ll get some results pretty fast.

 

In conclusion

Does your audience respond to what you’re doing? If they do, great. Keep at it and make it more prominent. If they don’t, get rid of it and do something else.

Just start putting things on your site. Make good stuff, get it out there, put some images, make some videos, start to rank it, test some paid traffic. The more you test, the more data you’ll get, and that’s when you win the internet. Affiliate marketing is driven by data.

The data doesn’t care how much money you want to make. It doesn’t care who you are. It’s just data.

This is your roadmap. Go down the list, make content, give good stuff, lead to affiliate offers. Rinse, repeat. Build you list, email your list, laser focus on your keywords, laser focus on your market, put good offers in front of them. You should get some results.

And that, my friends, is how it’s done.

For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.


Fiverr and Affiliate Marketing

How to Make Money on Fiverr + Important Marketing Lesson 🙂 — affiliatemarketingdude at YouTube.com. 

Today I’m going to show you a simple, easy way to make money with Fiverr. This is a cool tactic that has a good marketing lesson attached to it.

The other day I was looking for someone to create a bunch of buttons for me, like “Search” buttons and “Buy Now” buttons, things like that for our new plugins to give you guys some options to have on your site. To do this, I went to Fiverr. Fiverr is a website where you can outsource things really easily.

I was going through, searching for people to make buttons. I typed “PayPal Button” in the search bar.

I came across all kinds of people that were willing to create PayPal buttons for $5, or $10, or whatever it may be. They help you create them, or help you integrate them, things like that.

Lots of people are looking this up.

If we look at the Google AdWords tool, we see that every month, 8,100 people are searching for “PayPal button”. With “PayPal donate button”, 9,900 people every month are searching for it.

And look at your competition. It’s pretty much not even there.

“Create a PayPal button” “PayPal code”, “Create a PayPal button”, “Payment link button”, “PayPal donation”. There are thousands of people looking up PayPal buttons.

I want to let you in on a little secret. The secret is that no one wants a PayPal button.

“But Marcus, didn’t you just say that people are looking for PayPal? You just told me that thousands of people want PayPal.”

The secret is that no one really wants a PayPal button. What they want is sales and donations. The button is a vehicle to get them those sales and donations. They want to get the payment.

That’s what we call intent-based marketing. What’s the intent behind someone searching for a PayPal button? They want to make sales. Keep that in mind.

On Fiverr, these services are being sold. People are selling these every day.

Now, let me show you something really cool. In the tools that you have in the Simple Sites course, we have a PayPal button generator. So if you want to make $5, you can use the tool. But you don’t have to have the course–I’ll actually provide the tool for you for free.

You can find the tool here:

http://www.affiliatedude.com/paypal/

If you’re using the tool from the Simple Sites course, then this is what the tool section looks like.

[smart-affiliate-ads group=”5″ position=”random” limit=”3″]

Scroll down the page and click on the Buy Now Button Creator.

On the next page, you can choose your payment processor.  We choose PayPal because people want the PayPal button.

Then you choose the button you want, or you can make a custom one.

You put your item number in, the item name, your price, and your PayPal email (your client’s email). Then you can see that it generates a code.

This is the code that your client is looking for. So go ahead and copy this code.

They would take this code and place it in whichever type of website software they use.  So let’s say we wanted to put it on the home page of Affiliate Marketing Dude. In the Pages section on our site, we find the page where we want the code to go, and we click “Edit.”

Inside the text box, we go to the Text Editor in HTML, and we paste our code where we want it. Then we hit “Update”.

Now we have a fancy PayPal button.

This is really easy and something you can start right away. And you can do this with tons of things, not just PayPal buttons. We have other button generators as well.

So you can use this tool, you can go to Fiverr, and you can sell PayPal buttons all day long to your heart’s content. You can make $5 over and over again. All I ask is that when it works out for you, you come and buy my stuff, so that you can learn to make even more money.

There is an important lesson we can learn from this: you can make money on the internet really easily.

And here’s where the cool part comes in. When you create your PayPal button and you deliver it to someone, you can include something like a little guide on how to use it. Then in the guide, you can say, “Hey, by the way, if you want to learn how to increase your sales, or increase your donations, go to this website,” or whatever it may be. It could be an affiliate offer, your own offer, etc. (Just make sure to check Fiverr’s terms of service when you try this.) The fortune is in the follow-up.

Once again, to get the button creator, visit this link: http://www.affiliatedude.com/paypal/

For more information, visit AffiliateMarketingDude.com.


Automate Your Affiliate Income

How To Make $100 – $300 Per Day With Automated Websites And Affiliate Programs — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com. 

Today we’re going to talk about how to make automated autopilot affiliate commissions. I’ll tell you how to make the best kind of money there is—the money you make when you’re sleeping, when you’re out on vacation, and when you’re not even working.

First of all, let’s get into how to automate income. How do you automate your income so that it just comes automatically, and it builds and grows? Let’s take a look at some of the things we can and cannot automate.

What can’t we automate? We can’t really automate website creation. We can’t really automate the research. We can’t automate building affiliate links and things like that. Those things we have to do one time. We have to set them up and make them work.

Now, let’s talk about what we can automate. Some of the things we can automate are the very most important things, once you set up a website one time. Let’s say you set up your website, you put some content on it, and you put some affiliate links on it. Then, in order to automate it, all you have to do is have systems in place that generate traffic over and over.

Here’s the deal. You’re going to get paid in proportion to the quality and quantity of the traffic that you provide to the offers. If you can get this traffic over and over on autopilot, that is the name of the game. That’s what works so well.

When I talk about traffic, we’re talking about two different types of traffic. One type is new traffic, and the other type is recycled traffic. How can you get new people to your site?

You could set up a pay-per-click ad. This is where you go to Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, wherever, and you buy an ad, and it generates traffic. I do this with banner ads. I buy a banner ad one time. I pay the bill for the banner ad every single month, and it generates me money automatically on autopilot.

You can do the same thing with paid traffic. The more you set up that are targeted, the better quality of traffic, and the better you’re going to, and the automated income is going to come in.

You could create new content. Another way that you can automate your traffic is by creating new posts or content. One thing I like to do is create new content. If I create new content for my market, it’ll get out there, it’ll go on the search engines, it’ll get me traffic, and I’ll start getting automated income.

Right now, there are tons of people hanging out on my website. There are people buying stuff. The only way that happens is because I get people coming to my site each and every day.

If I have thirty pieces of content out there every day, generating ten visitors a day each, that’s 300 visitors a day. The law of sales averages says I should get a sale every 100 clicks. That would be three sales per day or more. It’s very easy to set up, and it’s automated.

You could create new sales funnels. Another way to go out there and get automated income is to create new sales funnels. Create some new thing that you could give away to your audience to build a mailing list. That automates the ability to recycle traffic.

People watch my Talk Sober videos and say, “Hey Marcus, this video is fantastic. I’m going to subscribe and click the bell so I can get more videos from you and attend your live streams every week.” Over on my Talk Sober website, I talk to people about how to stay sober. I’ve been messing around it for a while, building a YouTube channel, and got a lot of people interested, and getting a lot of people to stay sober. Which is great, because that’s the goal.

I have those people and I tell them, “Check this out. If you go to my website, I’ll give you a list of letters that I wrote.” It’s a list of 31 letters that I wrote to an alcoholic that basically guides them through stuff. They’re around seven pages each, and it took me about an hour each to write. I can tell people to go to my website, put their name and email in the box, and I’ll send them letters each and every day.

What does that do? It automates the ability to recycle traffic. People come and fill out the form, and each and every day for 31 days, they get an email with a letter to help them stay sober.

It doesn’t have to be 31 pieces of content. It can be seven, or three, or 500, or however many you want.

Each time I send them the letter, I don’t just say, “Thank you”, I say, “Check it out. Today’s letter is about how to stay sober in tough times. Today’s letter is about this, today’s letter is about that. Go to my website to download the PDF version of the letter.”

What does that do? That takes these people that came in and filled out the form, and it gets them to go back to my website every single day for 31 days. And in this process, the people who read these every day and get help by these letters want
to buy things.

You give genuine good help for people. Whatever you’re marketing, send it out and it generates automated visitors to your site. You literally set this up once and you’re ready to go.

I just started doing this on my Talk Sober site. I set up seven letters in about 45 minutes. It wasn’t that hard to do. Now these people will go back to my website day-in, day-out. They’ll be looking at this stuff and watching, and every time they hit my website is another time for them to see my ads, or see affiliate offers, or buy things.

The name of the game is to get people to come back to your site. Because here’s the deal: we all know that not everyone buys the first time they see you. How many of you guys have watched my videos and you haven’t bought in anything yet? If I just thought, “Forget it, I’m focusing on the buyers,” I would lose a lot of money. Because I know that even though you haven’t bought yet, you’re going to in the future, because you like this stuff and you want to make money with it.

The same kind of thing happens with your website. The more and more people come back to your site, the more helpful info you give them, the more you bond with them, the more likely they are to check out your affiliate offers, to click on things, to buy stuff. And I have to tell you, it’s really, really easy to set up. Once you set this up once, you could literally populate an entire year’s worth of content in your autoresponder to send people back to your stuff. Very simple. You just have to look at it in a really, really basic way.

Let’s say you’re in the market to sell Bibles, or you want to market the Bible toolbar. That’s a big one—I’ve marketed and made money with that one. I get paid around three when people download the Bible toolbar. People come to my site, and if I do really well, I might get 10% of visitors to download the Bible toolbar. If I get 100 people to my site, and ten of them download the toolbar, that’s $30 in revenue for me. Tomorrow I have to get another 100 people to make another thirty bucks. If I want to get more people, I have to do it again.

So if I get 100 people, I make $30 dollars. Wonderful. But what about the other 70 people? What if I could get people to put their name and email in a box and they say, “Yes, Marcus, I want Bible verses delivered to me daily.” I pick out some good Bible verses and put them into my autoresponder, and every day, those people are going to get a Bible verse, and it will make them feel great. And they’ll go to my site to see the whole Bible verse, or download a picture, or something like that.

And once they go, I tell them to download the Bible toolbar. Now the same 100 people are going to produce a lot more, because I’ll get them back to my site. And for those that don’t want the Bible toolbar, I can offer them something else.

My favorite two ways to automate your income is to 1) build content that gets traffic every day to build a mailing list, and 2) populate your autoresponder with the messages that are going to stick with them and bring them back to your site.

It’s very important that you get them back on your site. If you get them back on your site, that’s where the magic happens.

For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.


How To Generate Leads With Online Video And YouTube

How to Generate Leads with Online Video and YouTube — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com. 

Today I’m going to show you how to generate leads with your videos. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an online marketer, an affiliate marketer, or whatever you’re trying to do, you’ll learn how to get people from your video over to your site.

The name of the game here is leads. Leads are the key to making money. If you can get a bunch of people in a database and email them whenever you want, then you can basically print money on demand.

Imagine right now if you could generate 3,000 clicks to anything you wanted, or even 100 clicks to anything you wanted. Wouldn’t that make a difference to your bottom line and to your business? Of course it would. So let’s talk about how to get leads from online video. You do this in four steps.

1. Know your target audience. When you’re trying to get leads from online video, the first thing you need to notice is who you’re talking to. Where are they coming from?

If you have a video on how to generate more leads for real estate, or you have a video on how to play guitar riffs, or a video on a specific book, or something like that, you need to know your target audience.

2. Create helpful content. Once you know your target audience, you want to create helpful content, no matter what it’s about.

If you’re making a video about how to play guitar riffs from a band tool, then you would show your audience how to play that one little riff. That’s your helpful content. If you’re showing them how to sell their house, or how to make more videos on YouTube, you’d make a little video about how to create a video or something like that.

You want to give them a little bit of teaser content that gives them value. Helpful equals value, so we want to provide value to the market in our video. This could be in the form of a one-minute video, a 30-second video, or a one-hour video. Whatever it is, you want to generate more leads. The shorter the video, usually the better. But of course, if someone opts into your mailing list after watching an hour-long video, they’re probably going to buy something, right? They’re pretty committed.

3. Lead them to offers based on content. Now, this is very important. When you’re doing this on YouTube or any other video platform, you want to get them away from YouTube and to your site. The best way to do this is with something they can’t receive on YouTube anyway. They could go watch another video on YouTube—there’s hundreds of billions of videos they can go watch. The fact that they’re watching yours is kind of a big deal in and of itself.

If you’re making a video about guitar riffs, then you can tell people, “Hey check it out. Here’s this cool guitar riff.” Then at the end of your video, you say, “Go to www.toolriffs.com (or whatever it is) to download this riff in PDF.” Very important. When you use the word “download”, it’s like a magic word that triggers something in people’s brain. Whenever I use the word “download” in my email copy, the open rate goes through the roof, and so does the click rate. More opens, more clicks, more money for me.

Opting In

Now, when visitors get to your site, you want to get them to stay with you. You can do this in a number of ways. What I like to use is a custom plugin that I created called Squeeze Blogs Pro.

This is a little plugin that allows you to take your WordPress site and put a little opt-in box on it, on the sidebars and whatever pages and posts you want. So you can put your video on your page, and then the plugin puts the name and email boxes on the page, too.

Visitors fill in the name and email boxes, and then they go to your thank you page. They become a subscriber, and now you can email them. It’s very easy to do. The Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin allows you to maintain your regular blog content. And it works perfect with YouTube advertising, because you can change the opt-in box based on the video content. You can have all kinds of elements wherever you want them.

I’ve used this to generate hundreds of thousands of leads and make millions of dollars in marketing money, because of the fact that I’m doing this in a really cool way. Just helping people out.

For example, I have a lot of book reviews on my YouTube channel. I have all these videos, and I say, “If you like this video, go to my site to download the mp3, so you can listen to it in your car, on your iPad, on your iPod, when you’re working out, on your phone, whatever. Download the mp3 of this and watch my other book reviews.” Boom. Now I’m generating a list and I can market to them.

This, my friends, is how to get leads from online video in a really simple way. You don’t want to just say, “subscribe” or “opt-in to my newsletter.” Those are weak. They don’t give the person a reason. You have to give them a reason to opt in. Then, when they opt in, give them tons of killer content and sell lots of stuff.

For example, I could take everyone that downloads the mp3s of my videos, and I could sell them a video mp3 converter to do the same thing with other videos. I could get them into a free trial subscription to Audible. I could sell them content, make a membership club, whatever I like.

The sky is the limit. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in. Just focus on 1) who they are and what they want, 2) creating helpful content and adding value, and 3) leading them to the offer based on your content.

For more information, visit www.VideoHacks.com.