Hey guys, Marcus here from affiliatemarketingdude.com.
I’m going to show you the top 10 websites that you need to know about if you want to make money with affiliate marketing! This is a list that I’ve been using for the last 19 years which I’ve been using to make as close as 8 Figures!
- AdSense Platform – Google AdSense has a program that you can embed a code on your site. This code will generate ads on your site on what is relevant to what the user searches. It’s really straightforward since you just have to copy and paste the code and place it on your site. If anyone clicks on those ads, you get paid for it!
- Clickbank – Clickbank is an online retrailer for digital products. For the past decade, Clickbank was one of the main platforms that was created for people who created digital products like E-books, videos, documents. This is tied this to an affiliate program, so if you’re an affiliate from the clickbank platform, all you have to do is to let people follow the link and you’ll get paid for it!
- Offer Vault – It’s not necessarily an affiliate network. But it is an affiliate offer search engine. You can type in whatever niche that you’re looking up, or maybe you have a traffic that wants a specific kind of product. They got it! It’s going to tell you the network that has the offer, the amount you’re paid and what it takes to get paid.
- Commission Junction – I have made a lot of money with Commission Junction (sometimes as much as 600$ worth of fonts).I got 200$ worth of commissions from the different products that I sold. This Commission Junction is great for a one-size-fits-all affiliate network! It might be a little tough at first, but once you get a hang of it, it gets easier!
- Link Share/ Rakuten – This has the same function has Commission Junction.This is a bit smaller than Commission Junction. You can definitely sell a plethora of different products through the Link Share program!
- Amazon Affiliate Program / Big Box – People see the Amazon affiliate program as the be-all-end-all Holy grail of affiliate programs. Well, there are a few reasons for this:
- The barrier of entry is low. Everyone knows amazon!
- Whatever they add to their cart and they buy it, you will instantly get your commission and all of it.
Pretty simple and easy!
- Maxbounty – This is an affiliate network that has downloads, ZIP submits, E-mail submits and all kinds of offers from mortgage leads to anything. They’re on a CPA (Cost Per Action) basis. So instead of going out there to convince people to buy stuff, you can just let people download a form, or even call a number and you get paid for it!
- Globalwide – This is a more advanced form of Maxbounty. There are a lot more download offers and a lot more exclusive offers with better pay-outs.
NOTE – What I suggest is that you start with Maxbounty. Get some numbers on your repertoire, and go to Globalwide. They’re exclusive so you’ll have to apply.
- com – You can get links for different credit cards.
If you remember on one of my lessons and videos, you’ll remember that I was discussing about a gas prices website. I grabbed a link from credit.com for a gas rewards credit card. All they had to do was apply for the card and you’ll definitely make lots of money from that!
- Shareasale – This is a lot like LinkShare and Commission Junction, these three would be the trinity of everything. This is where a merchant would sign up and you’d promote them.
It’s a win-win situation!
That’s all there is to it!
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In this video, I’m gonna talk to you about THE 10 BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT BLOGGERS MAKE THAT STOP THEM FROM EARNING INCOME. These are the things that if you do them, they’re gonna crush your income, but if you pay attention to what I’m about to teach you, it could skyrocket your income fast!
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For those of you don’t know me, I’m Marcus. I’ve been doing this for about 20 years now. I got into blogging in 2006 passively and then I’ve made millions of dollars with blogs since then. Before that, I made money with static HTML website.
I’ve got to tell you, what I learned from the static HTML website days is what makes me able to make money today. Those are the same skills, same everything, even the site designs are very very similar. So what you’re gonna see is these 10 tips that I’m going to show you. These 10 things that people do wrong are from years of experience in getting people to come to the site, getting people to stay on the site, getting people to do the affiliateoffers, buy the products, opt-in to the list.
All of this is based on what I learned in the early part of my career which was all about direct response advertising. DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING is all about being able to directly respond to an ad. You need to get someone to your site that can respond right then and there. They might not have to buy right away but they will need to opt-in, click a link, do something otherwise they’re going to leave.
Lots of blogs out there, lots of people that are teaching a how to do SEO and get blogs and make money that a majority of these people are getting a lot of traffic and making very little money. A lot of them are making like two dollars per thousand views or something ridiculous like that which if I made $2 per thousand views, I’d be put out on the street so we got to make sure we’re making more than that.
You could see here, this is 16,000 clicks I got to an affiliate offer which generated over $126, 000 for me just since I set up this little blog in 2015. This is just one of my blogs, I’ve gotten many of them and a lot of them make a lot more than that. But I wanted to show you this because it’s one affiliate offer, one blog, very very simple.
The reason this works is because it’s direct. Again it’s focused on direct response. We want people to respond directly to an ad.
So let’s dive right in and talk about those 10 blogging mistakes that are going to kill your profit if you don’t pay attention to them. We got a big fist of money. What’s better than a fist of money?
This is the number one thing that is going to crush you if you don’t do it right!
- They don’t focus on one niche per blog when starting out.
The thing that I see a lot of people do when they get into blogging is they don’t focus on one niche per blog and they don’t focus on something attainable.
You got a look at that and you got to say we need to refine something that we can actually do. This is a system that I call majoring in the minors. You want to start with something small that you can get that’ll get you results.
Again, here there’s not a lot of traffic. A lot of people are telling you need lots and lots of traffic to make money.
You don’t need lots and lots of traffic to make money. You need the right traffic to the right offer.
That’s it! You can make money with a couple hundred visitors a month in some markets. You can make money with a couple thousand and others. It just depends on your market and it depends on how creative you are.
So first and foremost, the biggest mistake is they don’t focus on one niche per blog when starting out. They try to be all things to all people. They try to have this blog that talks about everything from their network marketing company to how to go on rollercoasters, to what they fed their kids for breakfast, and it doesn’t make any sense and no one cares because no one’s looking for that.
People search for very selective things and until you build a massive following, they’re not going to come back to your site by their own choice so you got to get them there.
The way you’re gonna get them there is by content, directed at specific things that they can respond to, specific things that they want, specific questions that they ask the search engines.
How many calories do I need to lose 10 pounds?
How many calories does it take to gain weight?
How many sit-ups do I need to do for this?
How do I do this on my blog?
How do I put a support ticket system on my blog?
How do I integrate my blog with cut funnels?
These are all different types of search terms that you can get in and you could start to nail and chip away at and get a few visitors, get some sales, do another get some more and pretty soon before you know it you’re gonna start to skyrocket your results. You can also drive this with paid traffic but the main thing is so many people are not focusing on one selective targeted niche per blog. If you focus on one niche, that is going to be the difference between success and failure.
- They don’t make the purpose of the content to lead people to what makes them money.
Content is just content that leads people to your site. The more content you have doesn’t necessarily mean you’re gonna get more traffic.
TARGETED CONTENT IS WHAT WORKS.
I’m gonna take it a step further and instead of using just content or just targeted content, we’re gonna make targeted content with a purpose.
We’re gonna make targeted content that is designed with a specific thing in mind. So if I go out there and I’m like okay, I want to make content and I want to sell web hosting, which by the way this is from selling web hosting, and I’m like, I know the word web hosting is too competitive and I don’t know what to do so I can write some content about web hosting, but instead what I do is let’s find something that I know people will eventually need web hosting. Maybe something like “How do I buy my own domain name for my blog?” or maybe something like “How do I install WordPress? How do I get a WordPress site? How do I make a site for my gym?
Something very simple that we can use or even how to make a secure socket layer thing for your website. If you don’t know how to do this stuff, don’t worry, you don’t need to be in a technical niche but we can go through and I can say, “I’m gonna make content based on this. How do you change a domain name from one WordPress to another? Well here’s how you do it.”
By the way, the best way to do it is clicking here to get web hosting which actually does it for you. So we could do that. You’ll notice how I take them and I’m like the purpose of my content is to get people to do something that makes them money. So the purpose of this, the purpose of me coming on today and showing you the ten major blogging mistakes that’ll kill your profit is to say, hey look, I know about blogging, I’m going to teach you about blogging because if you join my Marcusmentor.me, you’re gonna learn about blog and get my plugins and all these tools, and everything like that.
That’s the purpose of the content.
Same thing with your blog. Every article you write, every video you put up, everything you do on your blog must have a purpose. When you sit down to write content, you’re just not talking to a guy about too many dry sodas will make you have headaches or whatever it is you’re going through.
You’re like, okay I want to write this thing about diet soda so that I can get people into this other product. Does that make sense to everyone? Does everyone get that? If you do, type something in the box. Give us some hearts and some thumbs up. Share this on your timelines and in your groups and everything like that.
But that’s the deal! A lot of people don’t make the purpose so they don’t sit down and say, this is what this content is for and there’s several main ways or main reasons you would create content.
- Number one, you would want to sell something.
So if I’m making content, I’m like how to get rid of error message. Then I write that and the purpose of that would be to sell whatever program solves that error. The next way is to provide user experience and to make goodwill in the marketplace. I could provide a video like this. You might buy right away. You might buy tomorrow. You might buy in 10 minutes, who knows?
But what I’m doing is saying, hey look I’m here, I’m sharing this stuff with you and the more I share stuff with you, the more you’re gonna say, hey guys pretty cool, I should probably buy some stuff from him because if it’s free stuff is that good, imagine what the paid stuff’s like.
That’s kind of the idea. That would be under bonding with your market and everything like that.
- You can also use all these in conjunction like I can take the one I made for bonding and I can sell it in two or I could send it out to my mailing list.
- The third way to create content is to get people to opt-in.
You could make content solely for the purpose of getting people to put their name and email into your mailing list so that you can get them into your marketing funnel, send them more stuff, get them more content and get them back to you. That’s because let’s face it, the majority of the people who come to your blog for the first time are not going to come back unless you give them a reason. They’re not just gonna be like, I remember that guy who told me how to put the bolt on my Toyota, I’m gonna go see him again. They’re not gonna do that. They don’t care. Your market doesn’t care about your site as much as you do until you make them.
No one wants to listen until you tell them why to listen. That’s what our content needs to do.
In addition, we need to focus on it and say we need to make the content so that they either buy something, so that they either like me and click further and check out another video and binge watch something, or maybe get them to opt-in, or join a subscriber list or something like that. We have to have a selective reason for them to be looking at the content.
You have to ask yourself, “Why am I sitting to make this content?” every single time you make content.
- They focus too much on a fancy design.
How many times a week do people come to me and tell me that my websites are ugly?
They’re like, “Your websites are ugly,” “You know you should probably have some flashy thing, you should have those things sliding in and big images” and everything like that. Then I’m like, well you know I’ve been doing this 20 years, and I know what converts. What converts is a simple design. Far too many designs get complicated.
Notice my designs. These designs are all using themes that you can get in your Marcus mentor members area. You can go to marcusmentor.me. We can give you these themes if I can talk right today and we give you everything to make this work. It’s very simple. The themes look like this.
I have a little header there which leads into the content and then they opt-in. Very simple. We have some other pages where they can learn about us, watch videos and opt-in. We have other pages where they could go through, look at some of the profitable sites I’ve done. Again, the entire idea is to get them to opt-in. Now notice how my designs are designed at getting the reaction I want. What do I want someone to do? Here, I want them to opt-in. Here, I want them to sign up for a product. I lead them into that product. Very simple. Now I also have blog posts which we have various other content on which I’ll show you here.
They’re also gonna see the ads and everything but the eyes focus where we want them to go. So when you see people touting, hey you got to have a fancy design or this fancy theme or whatever, that’s not true. You need to have something that leads the customer to what is going to make you money. If you don’t, it’s very simple you’re not going to make money!
You got to do that. You got to focus on that. You got to make it work. So number three is they focus too much on a fancy design.
Guys you can use some of the themes that we give away for free. There’s a theme out there called simple blog theme that you get at simpleblogtheme.com. You literally change two images. You have a custom theme and these are themes that convert. These are ones that are bare-bones that are fast and they convert. They get visitors back to you which is cool.
- Forget that it’s all about answering the question of why your visitor is there in the first place.
Why did the visitor come to your site?
This is the biggest question that you always need to ask yourself.
Did they come to your site looking for entertainment?
Did they come to your site looking for an answer to a question?
Did they come to your site looking for something to download?
Did they look for a calculator, a report?
What are they looking for?
Now with the reason they came there, you need to have it up front. Within three seconds, they need to be able to find it or they’re not going to stay there.
A lot of people forget about this and the bounce rates of the majority of large blogs are making pennies compared to what they could make because they’re not focusing on this. They’re not looking at it and saying why would the person be there? What is it they want? What can I take them from and get them to based on what they want? How can I flip the market? How can I take someone that’s looking for an excel mortgage calculator and flip them into like a refinance lead so I get $100? How can I do that?
Well you got to do that in a very specific way and you got to focus on why they’re there. Why are they there? What they’re there for the excel? Why in the world would anyone want an excel file that’s gonna help them calculate their mortgage? Probably cuz they’re gonna refi. So if you frame it, in the terms of hey use this calculator but also get this refi so you could plug in the new rate that you get and see how much you can save.
You gotta get them in there. You gotta remember why they’re there. You’ve got to give them the answer to what they’re looking for. You can give it to them in a roundabout way. You could say, hey join my mailing list and I’ll give you the full answer or you could say download this thing and get the full answer or whatever it is to get them in there but you cannot forget that it’s all about answering the question of why your visitors are there in the first place.
Did they come from a Facebook video?
If I get people that are on a Facebook video or a Facebook ad and they come to my site, why are they there?
What did they click on?
If a guy clicks on an image that says learn to make $100 a day or a guy clicks on an image that says get free blog plugins, if I send them to the same blog post, it’s gonna confuse them. They’ll be like, oh wait a minute which one do I want?
So we got to send them exactly where they need to go and we got to structure it and focus the right way. Very very important.
- Waffle when it comes time to sell.
The fifth biggest issue we see when it comes to blogging and people who blog and make mistakes and make no money is they waffle when it comes time to sell.
A lot of people hate sales. Type in the box, do you hate sales? Like a lot of people think sales is bad and they picture like this slimy car salesman guy who’s like gonna slap you in the face and make you buy something you don’t want. But that’s not actually what sales is at all. That’s a bad segment. That’s like a bad apple in the sales industry but actually sales IS the ability to help people. My job as a salesman is to help you. If I’m a realtor I want to help you find the house that you want or I want to help you sell your house for the best price. If I’m selling cars, I want to get you something that if you want something for your family to be safe, I want to give you the best one. Not just the one that gets me the best commission but the best one for you. Your job as an affiliate marketer and a blogger is to give the right tips to people and selling will come naturally.
When you share and you help people, selling comes naturally. It’s very simple. If I give someone a good meal and afterward they’re like, wow you know what’s the recipe for that, I just sold them without selling them. Why? It’s because I gave them the good meal. I gave them the information first and I said here is what this is about and you could do the same thing with selling.
Now kevin says, luck in sales is described at a collision between opportunity and preparedness. It’s very much like the opportunity is everywhere because people are searching for things and there’s so many people who don’t understand that you can circumvent. You can get involved where other people aren’t at. There’s people out there that are promoting programs that everyone’s promoting the same way and it seems competitive but there’s also subtle backdoors to it. There’s subtle backdoors like if you want to go into the refinance market, I don’t go for the word refinance. I’m not gonna make my blog about refinance but I can make my blog about FHA Refinance limits, FHA Refinance credit score requirements. Those words are completely uncompetitive and it’s easier to sell.
Very simple and so many people waffle it and they sell from their heels. I think it really stems from they don’t believe in what they’re selling or they don’t have confidence in their information. It’s time to have confidence in your information and have confidence in what you’re selling and say, hey look you know what I can help these people save money. I can help these people live a better life. I can help these people make more or feel better or exercise better. If you have that and you’re not selling it, that’s a disservice to all the people who want that, or you’re doing a disservice by not pushing it hard.
- Swim against stream rather than naturally letting the profits in.
Did you know that most people are so focused on making money that they forget the actual way to make money is very simple?
All you got to do is make your blog natural.
Make it natural. If you’re having a lottery tool bar, put a drop-down box. Hey you want to find the latest lottery numbers? Choose the date of your lottery ticket. You want a mortgage quote? Put your zip code in the box. You want to search for tattoos? Search in this box.
Do something that’s natural for the visitor that makes sense. Like when I go to Google and I was like okay I’m gonna go to Google tomorrow and tomorrow there was like banner ads up here and then there was like a drop-down box that was like do you want to search the web, do you want to search YouTube, do you want to search this. Then over here there was like a big slider image thing that has the top news, I probably wouldn’t search Google. I’d be like wow this is way confusing. I’m not interested in this. This doesn’t matter. But because Google has just a search box, that’s why they’re the biggest search engine in the world, it’s because they just have a search box, that’s it! It’s simple.
One of the most successful websites on the Internet is this simple. I hope that sinks in.
If this sinks in, give me some thumbs up and some hearts and say, yeah I get it I’ve been making this way too Complicated. If I want people to like search for mortgage, maybe I could put a search box on my site that says put your zip code here You could literally guide people to what you want them to do if you focus the right way. So they’re swimming against stream like Yahoo right now.
A lot of people are swimming against the grain and they’re like I want to just make this site, have all the things on it in case they want everything. They don’t want everything. They want what they looked for and they tell you. Internet marketing is so simple because they tell you what they want. I’ve actually done campaigns where we ask people stuff. Then we make that a sales letter with the questions and answers and they buy it.
It’s not that hard to do but so many people forget about it because they think blogging is this like creative art form. I mean maybe writing is an art form but really it’s about communicating.
- Ask people to join their newsletter.
This might sound counterintuitive but here’s the deal. Again, remember what I talked about with streaming upstream. No one cares about your newsletter. You got to give them a reason to join your newsletter or your mailing list.
Far too often, you see that little box on the blog header and it says join my mailing, let’s subscribe here but it doesn’t tell them why should I join your Facebook group. You should join my Facebook group because we have videos and we give you value, cool downloads and stuff like that. What if you put something like, download a free affiliate marketing toolbar, put your name and email in the box or maybe something like how to become a super affiliate, check out all these sites that made me money.
These are the things that are going to get people on your newsletter. It’s got to be juicy. It’s got to be good. It’s got to be something they want and guess what it’s got to be based on why they’re there in the first place. So adding a thing that says, join my newsletter is not going to cut it you got to have something. You got to have a reason.
What are you gonna give them? Why should they join your newsletter? Why should they be watching this? Why should they be following you?
The seventh biggest mistake that bloggers make is they just ask people to join their newsletter and they don’t tell them why or for what reason or anything. It’s just like join my newsletter because I know I’m supposed to have a newsletter and that’s pretty much it.
- Neglect stats.
I got to tell you one of the most important things as a blogger is the stats that you get. I pay a lot of money for some of my stats. You can get some of my stats for free but a lot of the stats I pay a lot of money for because of fact that the devil is in the details.
If I find out there’s a blog post that’s getting a lot of traffic and I found out that traffic comes from a keyword that I inadvertently got and it’s driving traffic then what I want to do, is I want to revamp that content, for something to sell for the keyword that they are coming in from, not the one I originally went for. Or if I have a blog post that’s doing okay and I notice that it’s ranking on the search engine but a lot of people are coming from top ten ways instead of top ways then I put the number 10 in there and boom I skyrocket to the top. I get a lot more traffic.
These are the kind of things that we teach you over at Marcusmentor.me. We even have some stats plugins that you can use as part of your subscription and everything like that which is really cool but don’t neglect your stats. Watch what people do. I have a live tracker on my site and I always watch it.
The cool thing about the tracker is you can see where they come from. I could see like this guy here came from Google. This guy here came from MSN. This guy’s comes from YouTube. So you could see all kinds of things that’s going on, on your site and knowing that is what’s gonna separate the people who make the money from the people who don’t make the money. It’s very important that you focus on it because if you don’t, you’re just gonna be like wasting money.
I started making like a thousand dollars a day on it and I didn’t really change all that much. I didn’t get any new traffic. I just looked at the stats and changed something.
- Not focusing on one traffic source for each piece of content.
Far too many people try to do too many things.
They say I’m gonna make this video and it’s gonna be for my subscribers. It’s gonna be for YouTube. I’m gonna put it on Facebook. I’m gonna put it everywhere and I hope it ranks in the search engines and I hope that the nightly news picks it up and puts me on the news. If your aim is to get on the nightly news, you need to film something that would be on the nightly news. If your aim is to rank on YouTube, you need to make something that’s going to rank on YouTube. If your aim is to get search engine traffic from Google or Yahoo or MSN you need to make your content for that purpose.
I actually take this a step further and I make a blog for each purpose and I’m like okay this blog is designed to get search engine traffic, that’s what I want to do, that’s all I’m gonna do on that one. This one is for my social media and all the social media people go there. This one is for my YouTube and I segment it.
Refine, focus, go for what you know you can get. Major in the minors first and you’re gonna grow and grow and grow as you build. Go for a keyword.
This is how I’ve taken YouTube channels same thing major in the minors. Don’t go out there if you want to do funny videos. You don’t try to rank for the word funny video right? You go for something simple like horse ticks apple off of a tree and guy laughs or whatever. Go for something you know you can get go for something specific. It’ll work. Trust me.
It doesn’t even take that long if you focus. You can get traffic today for free. You could get traffic today by paying for it. Traffic is not the hard part of internet marketing. The hard part is learning to convert the traffic. You could get traffic all day. There’s traffic out there. You could buy it all day long and if you know how to convert it, that’s the game. That’s your struggle.
You want traffic, I’ll sell it to you all day long. You go buy it all day long It’s everywhere. People don’t know how to make money. There’s youtubers that are like making videos and they don’t make anything. There’s bloggers that are starving and they get tons of traffic. They get times the traffic I get and they’re not making anything. Why? Because they don’t know the secret of conversion.
If you know the secret of conversion you can go buy their traffic for pennies on the dollar. You can make a bunch of money that’s the key that’s what you got to focus on.
- They settle for low numbers.
This is a big one so many bloggers settle for low numbers. They try to get new traffic and they don’t get that much and I’m sitting here and I’m like you’re only making few bucks because you’re not focusing on the traffic. The average person makes so little on their traffic. Why? Because they’re not focusing on these 10 things and if you focus on these 10 things, you can start turning things around, start getting a lot of traffic, and start making a lot more money!
Hello and welcome to today’s special Wednesday morning live training!
Today we’re gonna be doing a live demonstration!
I want to kind of preface this because these live demonstrations are actually extremely difficult to do. A lot of stuff going on. Got to make sure we got you know codes hidden and things like that. They’re very difficult to do so bear with me. We’re gonna try to do our best.
We’re gonna show you exactly how everything works and we’re gonna try to set up a landing page and an affiliate marketing funnel in WordPress in about an hour.
We’re gonna show you everything we use. I’m gonna show you the tools, the software, the tutorials, the things and everything like that. You’re gonna get the whole deal, the real deal, step-by-step. Take you by the hand. Show you how to set these things up. Does that sound good? If it sounds good tell me your name and where you’re listening from and say, “Marcus, that sounds good!”.
If you can hear me type something in the box. Let me know and we are gonna get this show on the road. We are gonna go through and show you guys the real deal like what does it take to actually make this stuff work? What does it take to make a landing page that’s going to make you money?
A lot of people tuning in. If you are in North Carolina or where the storms hit, our condolences go to you. Hopefully everything is okay. Stay safe. Watch the webinar later unless you’re totally bored and you can’t go back to your house.
Then by all means let me entertain you for an hour so let’s go ahead and dive right in! Let’s talk about how this works.
All of you guys know I am Marcus aka the affiliate marketing dude. If you like what I got to say, if you like this kind of stuff make sure you give us a thumbs up. Subscribe and click the bell because we do this stuff every week. Also if you haven’t yet downloaded our free affiliate marketing tool bar, go to AffiliateMarketingDude.com. You’ll see this. You can put your name and email in the box. You’ll download your tool bar and then you can have a handy-dandy tool bar on your browser that helps you make money online!
So let’s dive right in. Let’s cut past off junk. Let’s get to what this really is about.
This is about creating a funnel.
What is a funnel? What does a funnel look like? How do we deal with funnels? Well the idea of a marketing funnel is to capture visitors and get them where you want them to go. Because what are we? If we’re affiliate marketers, basically what we are is traffic directors.
Our job is to direct traffic to various different place. We’re gonna go through here and I’ll open up my little sketch pad thing here. You guys can see what I’m talking about so you
could see it mapped out before we actually build it and then we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna build it with WordPress.
So here’s the idea. This is our little sketcher program. Our DIA here is to take our traffic. They come from whatever like let’s say you get them from Google, Facebook keywords, YouTube, whatever you get your traffic. This is your traffic. Now your traffic is going to come in and your traffic needs to go somewhere.
In the olden days they used to preach a thing called direct linking where you would just take your traffic and you’d link them directly to the affiliate offer.
If you were like doing a Clickbank offer, you just pop this bad boy into your traffic place and you’d send them directly to the offer. Pretty basic. Now the downside of doing that is you can’t presell people. I am solely relying on that site to convert and at the end of the day if they convert 1 percent, even if I make money, 99 out of every hundred clicks is being wasted which sucks. That’s why we don’t like to do direct linking.
There’s another method. The second method is what’s called a landing page.
A landing page is where you go through and you make a little site. So you got your page here and you’re like, okay I’m gonna make a site. The direct point of the site is ultimately to get people to that link. So it’s like direct linking but we’re like kind of preselling them. So I’d be like, “Hey man you know you want to lose weight, check this offer out! it’s really good I tested it out. I lost 5 pounds.” Obviously make it true and everything like that but you’re kind of preselling the offer.
The idea again is to take my traffic, go to landing page, then let’s hope they buy. There’s some waste there. You’re gonna waste some traffic and some people are not going to be interested. You got to deal with that.
So third option is what’s called a funnel.
You can have a simple funnel. We’re gonna keep our affiliate link over here. You can have a simple funnel. A simple funnel would be maybe I have a video here or something like that or an image. So we’d have our video and would be like, great I’m gonna teach you how to lose weight. Then we’ll go in and we’re like well you watch the video. Now I want you to put your name and I want you to put your email in the box.
This gets people into your stuff. This allows you to email them which is good because I could be like, hey man I noticed you filled out the form to get my free report on how to lose weight and you didn’t order the thing yet I was just checking why. Maybe you should go order the thing. Here’s the link.
You could also send them a tip. Tip number one, drink lots of water. Tip number two, you know play basketball. Tip number three, don’t sit on the couch eating chips. Watch TV on a treadmill. Obviously I’m making this up this is not to be used or taken seriously but that the idea is we’re gonna give them some tips.
On the webinar we’re gonna show you how to do all this. Now your funnel is designed to get these people. They come in. They go to your browser or your site. They put their name and email. That takes them to a database. I can take all the people who are on the database and I could email them. I can make money as I email them which is great. That’s good! That’s like how to make lots of money if you want to do that.
What we do after they put their name and email in is we could then take them to what’s called a thank-you page.
Then we’re like, hey check it out! Thank you so much for requesting your special guide on how to do webinars while having a cold.
Now, I want you to click the link and order the product. You just go straight for the order on the Thank You page.
You can have an elaborate funnel or a simple funnel. It would be like just collecting name and email. An elaborate funnel might be pay, put your name, put your email and then order something. Maybe you have like a book funnel or maybe you have a sales funnel. You’re getting people throughout the loop.
Does everyone get the benefit of having a funnel? Does everyone get that like you direct link, you’re kind of hoping that you know it works? You have a landing page. It’s a little bit better. You can pre-sell them, see what they click on. That’s good! Or you could build a funnel, capture people, make lots of money.
So now that that is described, let’s dive right in and let’s talk about how to build these. What I did before we started is I set up a brand new WordPress. This took me about 30 seconds to set up, bought the domain, blinked it to the host, push the button. WordPress is there and here we are. I have a new WordPress site coming soon. I can log in. If you don’t know how to get to this step, go to GoHubSite.com. It has the directions. It teaches you how to do this and boom there you go!
Now that’ll teach you how to get to this page. Once you’re on this page, you just go ahead and log in. So we’re gonna log in, easy, simple.
So first of all, we go here. Just go to your site and it’ll have the admin login. We’re gonna go in here and we’re going to click. Now you’re gonna see how the funnel stuff that I have is way better than anything else out there when it comes to WordPress. Why? It’s because it’s designed for the marketer in mind that wants to get conversions.
If you want to get conversions like if you want to go out there and not make money and have no one, opt-in and just have a blog. Lots of people have blogs and they make no money but if you actually want to make money and do this, I would highly recommend you use the plugins we show you.
Here’s what we’re gonna do. We’re gonna go in here. We’re gonna click login. Once we go to login, we’re gonna have this page. This is our basic WordPress member page admin site. This is where you go.
First thing we got to do is click launch. That’s gonna take our page and instead of showing this ugly welcome site, we’re gonna go like this. A lot of people go through and they’re like, Marcus I don’t want to make my site live yet. They don’t make it live which is kind of a pain in the butt because it’s like,
So first and foremost, regardless of what you think because a lot of people are like I don’t want to make my site live because whatever reason make the thing live, seriously just make it live. No one’s gonna care. No one gives a rip unless you’re doing something that’s not good. What that’s gonna do is it’s gonna give us this, like cactus picture pretty simple. So there we go. We got our cactus that means our site is live. This is what it looks like. It doesn’t look like a funnel. It doesn’t look like anything. It just looks like a welcome to my blog.
Next, we are going to go to our settings. We’re gonna go to general. Under general settings, we’re gonna type in our site title if it’s not already in there and we’re gonna put our tagline. Tagline would be like how to lose or how to get six-pack abs or something like that. Everything else looks good. Automatically makes it secure which is good. Hit save changes.
Next, we’re gonna do writing. Underwriting everything looks okay. Then we’re gonna go to reading. This is very very very important. Our home page displays by default. It says your latest post, we want static. We’re gonna choose sample page because that’s the only page on a brand new blog. We’re gonna hit save. This is crucial. This is what makes the funnel thing work.
Now we’re gonna go to discussion. We’re gonna go to permalinks. Under permalinks we want not day in name. We want post name. This is what we want right here. Hit save changes. We went post name. It’s gonna take this from posts to the sample page. When it loads, it’ll be a tada! There we go! A sample page. Put our little tagline. Everyone on the up-and-up type. If you’re on the up-and-up, this stuff’s basic, don’t over complicate it. Don’t go do stuff that I don’t tell you to do. Don’t type weird languages in the thing here or we’ll have to meet you. Because we don’t understand that so try to keep it English.
So sample page there we go. This is our basic structure so those are the first things you want to do.
Next we’re gonna go through plugins.
In the new WordPress they have this Guttenberg plugin. I’m not a fan of it yet might be later. I’m actually going to a seminar about that just because I was curious and I need to get out of the house but we’re gonna deactivate Guttenberg. We’ll just keep it deactivated. We need our site to look good.
Now what we got to do is we got to make it party. We got to have a pretty looking blog. You can’t have a stupid looking one. Now mine are stupid looking but they’re also very very basic and easy okay so we’re gonna go through here. We’re gonna take a look at this and we are going to make a theme. I took the liberty of downloading all the stuff that you’re gonna want to download when you do this stuff. All of these are included in today’s offer and they’re also included in our mentor program or simple sites program.
These are all the plugins and themes and tools and wonderful things. If you want to get them, cheapest way to get them is go to MarcusMentor.Me. There’s these plugins and like a bunch more. There’s these themes and a bunch more but an effort to not confuse myself, I just put the four that we need in here. So check this out!
We’re gonna go to webinar theme. We’re gonna extract it. As a rule of thumb, do not ever extract plugins. Don’t need to the plugins. These plugins up here we’re gonna leave them zipped because that’s how you upload them. We’re only extracting the theme because we want to change stuff.
How many of you guys are like, “Holy crap that’s a lot of files! I’m confused. I give up. I don’t want to be an internet marketer anymore. Marcus this is too difficult. What’s an archive and if you open these it gets even worse!” Good thing we don’t have to know what this means.
All you need to know is to go to images and you just need to look because I made this for you to make it easy. I want you guys to look at this and if you wanted to change the logo on your theme, what do you think you would do? What do you think you’d do if you wanted to change the logo on your theme? Look at your screen. We’re gonna see if anyone gets this very difficult question right you’d probably go to logo here and change the file. Pretty easy right? So we’re doing a belly fat site. I could just go here. I could open this. We’ll open it in Snagit editor. The Snagit program actually comes with our landing page program.
Yes, I’m actually buying you someone else’s software when you join my course. You can get that at LandingPageDude.com. It’s a course. We’re going to teach you how to make all this stuff in detail and go through the ins and outs of how to make highly converting landing pages as a bonus for joining the course.
I’m gonna pay out of my pocket for a fifty dollar program for you because I think it’s that important that you have it! All you got to do is change your logo. If you want to make a logo, what I use is Snagit and I also use the program The Laughing Bird.
You can get a list of all of these at AffiliateDude.com/WPfun and that should work. The laughing software is actually extremely easy to use. In this program I use it to create special pages or special logos. I’m gonna put the direct link in the box. If you wonder how I can make these so fast and so cool it’s because of my plugins. Let’s just check it AffiliateDude.com/WPfun for WordPress funnel cool it.
See how easy that is! My stuff rocks. My plugins are great. That’s my plug on the plugins. We’re gonna make a little logo. We’re gonna make like a belly fat thing. We could choose any of them. I bought all of them which you should buy all of them but get them through my link because you get bonuses over at AffiliateDude.com/WPfun.
We’ll go through and this actually is really good for YouTube thumbnails as well. This is what I make all mine in so we could go through here and we’ll just do like logo templates. We’ll make a logo so belly fat, let’s see here. We’ll go here find something that looks cool. Let’s use this. We’re gonna go here Super T, we will get to that in a minute. Now this logo has nothing to do with belly fat.
We’re gonna go to clipart.com. I think we should be able to just copy this and let’s see. Let’s actually download it just so we get the better resolution. We’re gonna download this guy, save picture as and we’ll save it and their pictures and belly boom! There we go.
All we have to do is go to our laughing logo thing and we could do file import and we’ll get him. I’m gonna do it the easy way. The easy way is to use Snagit capture. This little capture box will come up like this and we’ll just go. We’re gonna copy this dude and we’re gonna put him over here in the laughing bird. Then we’re gonna do something like Lose stubborn belly fat, excellent. He’s got his popcorn. He is ready to lose his fat and let’s make a little bit bigger. There we go!
You can make it fancy. I don’t spend a whole lot of time on my logos because it doesn’t matter. This is what I made my logos in so like landing page dude affiliate marketing dude video hacks. All my logos were made in this and guys it’s a thirty dollar software. So go to AffiliateDude.com/WPfund, get this software, buy all of his stuff. Just trust me. I’m trying to get him to make one link for all this stuff but I’m still waiting on it so we can go through and we could make an outline if we want to. When you’re done, watch how easy this is.
We go back to our Snagit. Capture to do, capture. Here’s our logo.
How many of you guys are like, “Dude are you kidding me? Did you just make a logo that looks pretty cool in like four seconds?” But you guys get the idea right? If you like that type, you could do a lot fancier than that.
Now all we got to do is go to our logo here. Size it up. You could make it a little bit bigger if you want. Let’s see whose stubborn belly fat. I’m gonna do something a little bit different here because the sizing on this is a little weird. I’m gonna use these shapes. I’m just gonna make a white shape. Get rid of the outline. Go get rid of the shadow. We’re gonna make another one. We’re gonna take our dude. Put her dude in here. Shrink him down and there he is! Again you can take your time on these. You can make him as good as you want or as lame as you want. Totally up to you! It doesn’t matter to me but make it bleed into your message. Everything’s got a lead in your message so there we go!
There’s our logo. File save. What that’s gonna do is it’s gonna save the logo over top of the old logo one. There you go!
Now background. We want a cool background. We don’t want something like if you upload the theme as is it’ll just say logo and background so you got to change this stuff.
We’re gonna do a background. We can go back to clipart or to go clipart. Let’s do beach people that like to lose weight. Let’s go here and we’ll do the beach. Let’s see how big this one is. You want something really big so that it fits. The way that I made this theme for you is it keeps everything static while the page moves. You guys will see once we upload it.
So we’re gonna go like this. It’s gonna load. Hopefully we’ll get rid of the dude. I think the dude will go away because it’s kind of big so we’re just gonna save this and I’m just gonna save it where I have my theme. Theme images and then we’re gonna change it over top. Let’s see where’d it go. So we’re gonna do page that jpg and that should save it over it. Let’s see if it does.
Now in our file we should have the two images, page and object. Let’s go ahead and open this and snag it and just give it a little trim because we don’t really want the dude here. So let’s do this file save and that should work. If it looks funny, we’ll just go back and change it.
Once you’re done changing the two images, how many of you guys are like dude two images? I can change two images. If you can change two images, type two images in the box. If you don’t think you can do it then don’t. Yes the replay will be up. I think they’re pretty much instant as soon as we’re done.
When you’re done, you’re gonna take all this. You’re gonna highlight it and we are going to right-click on this and we’re gonna hit send to zip.
If you guys join my landing page class, I’ll actually have my guy who makes notes, make a totally cool printout note thing with screenshots for you. If you want to join it, LandingPageDude.com. There will be a manual going through this webinar and the other webinars.
So there we go. Webinar theme. There we go. Check it out! That’s it! Like all that code stuff, we didn’t need to know nothing.
So we’re gonna go appearance themes and this is themes that I include. There’s tons of them right from stuff like social media themes to themes like for opt-ins to themes for one-page sales page. Everything is ready for you!
We’re gonna go upload theme, browse, we’re gonna find that webinar theme. So there we go, webinar theme! There we go. Check it out! It should work so get rid of belly fat fast, did you do lose stubborn belly fat? The only thing not working is our background image and it is working so check it out!
So we got a logo. We got a theme. Spend as much time on this as you want. So here’s the first part of your funnel. Now again all these themes are in my stuff so you could get that!
There we go! Now we got to go and add some plugins.
These plugins are also part of the landing page course and they’re part of my mentor course and simple sites. If you don’t yet have the landing page course and you like this webinar, go join the landing page course at LandingPageDude.com. You’re gonna get themes, plugins, tools. You get all kinds of stuff so let’s go through the plugins.
We’re gonna go to plugins. We’re gonna go to add new, upload and we’re gonna go back to our web team stuff. We’re gonna start with AFD links. Your version of a VFD links will be called click voodoo because all our stuffs being rebranded as voodoo. I just didn’t have time to get the new version but it’s pretty much the same thing. So yours is gonna be called click voodoo. We’re gonna go here and we’re gonna go like this and click install now. It’s going to give you something to track your links. So we’re gonna install it and it’s gonna pop up here. Again yours will be called click voodoo and it’ll be a lot fancier than this because we upgraded it but that’s what it’s gonna look like.
This allows you to track your legs. This is the one that I will use to make this link right. If you guys were wondering how I fix that link so quick and made everything work, this is what I do. Let’s just call it CB fat loss, Clickbank fat loss. That’s just for me. That’s what I remember.
Next we’re gonna get our link. We put our big ugly Clickbank link in there or Beck’s bounty link or whatever. They’re always ugly so what we do is we pop it right in here. Shortened URL. There you go!
Now watch what happens! It goes to the offer. Really easy! You use this for everything like I could put tons of links in there and it has a tracker so I could see that I clicked it. I got a click. Wonderful!
So that’s the affiliate marketing dude tracker plug. It’s super easy to use. I designed these. I spent a fortune building these for you. Use them! They’re great! They work. That’s the first plug-in you want to have so that you can do that.
Now all I need to do is remember my domain/belly. That’s it but isn’t it easy to go to AffiliateDude.com/WPfun instead.
Now you can have as many as you want. It’ll track them. It’ll make it easy. You can use them in your emails. You can use them everywhere. I use this all the time. I’ve owned plugins. I actually built my plugins for me but I’m very kind and I give them to people who pay me to be part of my courses. So that’s the first one. Affiliate marketing dude tracker.
The next one over here is plugins. Add new. Upload. introducing funnel voodoo, our brand new funnel plugin which is awesome!
So our brand new funnel plugin. Activate and guys like you could get these in our mentor program for 70 bucks a month. You can download all the plugins and you can quit the next month if you want. You won’t get the updates and everything. You won’t get the training but you could do that which means you’ll be paying like I don’t know 4 bucks a plugin which you could do that.
What if the offer goes down? Well if you were using the old method, you’d be like host. I’d be host. I’ve been hosted a lot of times by actually getting Google rankings on my affiliate link instead of my site then the offer went down and I was messed up so instead, you just go in and you’re like oh my the offer went down and you go to your affiliate dude tracker plug-in. You click on the little pencil and you put your new offer in here instead.
So back to the funnel voodoo. We had a drum wall. We had everything going cool. You can get all these plugins at MarcusMentor.Me. So it says in the description that I wrote for this plugin, it’s an awesome tool!
The funnel voodoo is what makes the funnel process on WordPress work. So we’re gonna go to funnel voodoo and check it out. By the way, I paid a guy on Fiverr to make this and I actually splice them together in the programs.
Here it is, funnel voodoo. Welcome! You’re gonna notice on your funnel voodoo plugin which I should charge a lot more for this but right now I’m not. You get eight different opt-in pages. What’s an opt-in page? You get eight affiliate pages you get eight ad pages for Adsense or whatever. There are their ads. You get eight Thank You pages. Eight sales pages. Why are those there? We’ll show you in just a minute.
Here’s what we’re gonna do. We want to take this. We got our page. It looks good. It’s got our popcorn eating dude. He’s ready to go to the movies and lose weight from our site. We got our sample page. We got all this stuff over here. How do we turn this into a funnel? We go to the funnel voodoo.
We click on opt-in. We click on enable. We ignore the title because it doesn’t really matter. We click on pages. We want it on the pages then we put some content. We say, get my belly fat busting guide here. We Center it. We make it big. We make it big and we make it red because red stands out. Then we’re gonna go through and we could put some arrows or something.
There we go! Let’s edit this. Open with snag it. I want these smaller file save.
The title doesn’t matter. That’s just for you so if you want to know what it is, it’ll just keep for you. You’ll be like, Hey this is the opt-in for the Guru class or this is the opt-in for whatever. It’s just for you. I bet you could put whatever you want in there. Now we’re gonna hit insert. Now we got our title Get my belly fat busting guide. This is like using Microsoft Word.
Now we’re gonna do Aweber. If you’re not using Aweber, just click this tab and put your code in here. Go to text. Put your code in here. If you’re using Aweber, watch how easy this is. Put your list name. Put your thank you URL. Your Thank You URL is going to be a post on your site. We’ll go dashboard. We’re gonna go to a post. Did you do open a new tab? We’ll go to the post and we’re just gonna view it and we’re going to copy this link. This is our post. We’re gonna put this in here. Now we choose three bullet points. These are bullets that you are going to give them so they’re gonna get your belly fat busting guide. That means you’re gonna learn the secrets to stubborn belly fat and you’re gonna discover the seven foods not to eat plus I’m gonna give you get my free weight loss calculator.
We’re gonna choose the white theme because we have a layout that has a white column over here. That’s it! Save. Then we just go to our parents. We go to our widgets. In your widgets section, you only have to do this one time to take all these out. Take them all out and all we want in there is funnel.
Now they go to your Thank You page. So there’s a basic funnel.
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We’re ready to go theme. I could make a little bit longer because this little edge is bugging me. That’s all I got to do.
Make it like probably three pixels longer. Now what we want to do is want to make our page. We got to make content here because obviously no one’s gonna opt in if it’s like, “Hey this is an example page and bla bla bla.” There we go!
What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna click edit now. Editing a page is really really easy. We change the name of it and we’ll be like how to lose belly fat. We could put our content in here. I’m a big fan of video based opt-in pages. They work great but you can also use image and content based pages as well. So if I was going to use content based pages, I’d be like, “Learn the seven foods not to eat so you can lose stubborn belly fat!”
If I was going to do this, what I would do is I would make a PDF or I’d make a guide and I would take a picture of the guide. Let me see if I can find a PDF real quick. I would just take one of my PDF. So let’s say we’re just gonna use this as an example, but we’re gonna say we use my PDF that you get. The PDF that you get of the book I was just talking about. What I would do is let’s pretend this was about belly fat. I would just take a picture of this and snag it right like this. Then I would take and use this. I would make something like this. I’m gonna make it more square because that’s how the site looks. Let’s make this white. Then I would put our guy here.
I don’t think everyone is saying I’m a scam. Does everyone on this webinar saying that, right I don’t think so, there’s about nine people that got my product and didn’t like it for whatever reason that happens. We’ve sold our product to 18, 000 people and some people are gonna be irritated. I mean this just isn’t for everyone. So let’s put this guy here and we’ll go like this. By the way, if you guys wonder how my training is like, do you like my free stuff because if you come on my webinars, guarantee it so there you go!
Let’s go here and we’ll just kind of mock this up for a PDF for this. Go in here like this and we will do lose stubborn belly fat fast. It will put some little teaser. Copy here. Now watch how easy this is. So you’re like, lose stubborn belly fat fast. You could even do like a teaser down here and be like however many pages. So they could see how many pay is it’s gonna be. So there we go and we could just do like this. Then we could take and make like a shape. I think there’s an arrow here or something like that. This is basically what I’m doing on the affiliate marketing dude opt-in page which is cool. We’ll do that and then what we can do is we could go like this and it’ll put a text here then we could just kind of outline the stuff they’re gonna get. So be like, get free diet plans, what not to eat guide and something else. Go like that. Just kind of tidy it up. I’m gonna make these black because I don’t want them to stand out above this. I’m gonna make a big huge image here and I’m gonna put free download.
People love free downloads. I’m gonna put this list in a PDF because everyone loves downloads. I don’t know why, like you could download the same thing that you could watch but people just love it. Let’s make it green. Maybe green to work. Let’s say free download. Go like this. Make a little shape and let’s see you should be able to do this and you’re gonna get this software when you get the landing page dude course so LandingPageDude.com which is awesome!
I’m really picky about how this stuff looks because it will affect your opt-in rate. This is just a sample but that’s kind of the idea right and then we’ll just do like file save and we’ll save it as a fat book. You know what, just do pictures, save it as pictures and then we could just put this in our content here. We’re gonna show you one other cool thing to use as well.
So we’ll do this add media and we’ll just upload, select and this is super easy if you guys just do what I’m doing. It’s not that hard to do. We’ll show you how to do this as well.
So there you go! Insert into page and up. Always do full size because it’s better if you do full size and then shrink it here, otherwise you’re kind of stuck. So we’ll do like that should work and watch what happens.
Now, it’s like hey check it out! You’re gonna get this book. You see how it’s like where do your eyes go? Getting their eyes to the opt-in is like the biggest key. So I’m just gonna make this a bit wider. Update and there you go! You can make simple landing pages in literally seconds! It’s really easy! It’s taking a little bit longer because I’m on a webinar here but you guys get the ideas. Everyone gets the idea of how this works. Then when you do your opt-in page and your everything like this. So you’d have your page. Now what I do is I usually have like four or five pages across the top.
So I do like how to lose belly fat. I’d do another page which is like foods. Publish. We’ll do another one and again when you look at your keywords you want to kind of go through and be like okay these are the keywords. These are the pages. Like keywords and pages should be the same. Now when you set this up, this way, this is the difference between a lot of other funnel builders and my stuff.
A lot of other funnel builders are great for just funnel building so if you’re gonna just build a funnel and you’re like,” I want five-page funnel, I want them to order and then done! That’s what I want.”, go use it!
For sales and everything like that, those are gonna be the best bet. Now I have custom things that work and the reason I use them is because we use them with WordPress. So when I use them with WordPress, all of my content is always automatically repurposed. If I make a little blog post and I send it to my mailing list, boom Google is gonna pick it up too and it’s gonna get ranked. There’s gonna be traffic coming in. I actually found this out because I am kind of not smart when it comes to duplicating things but I found this out about three to five years ago and I was like, man I’m making all this content for my mailing list and I send it out to them and it’s great but once I’m done, it’s done. My content life span was like that. My content lives on forever. People are coming in. People are buying. People are ordering. People are clicking things. People are ordering affiliate products all day every day. There’s people like right now there are hundreds of people on my sites just right now I’m looking at my live chat right now there’s tons of people all over the place.
So if you’re gonna get a high ticket niche, go buy it! Let’s see you on that page. Go buy it. If you’re gonna get the landing page, to get that right, so that’s the deal right now. It’s like this stuff’s living infinitely and like the person said earlier you could change your links, you could put whatever you want, you have control, we’re giving you control and we’re making it easy. Did anything that I did today go above your level? Did you get it conceptually?
We’re not talking about codes. We’re not talking about fancy market or speak. We’re not talking about all the junk that’s out there. We’re talking about stuff that’s designed by someone who’s simple. You just get the simple stuff and you just go through and you click.
So now when you’re doing this, you make your other pages. Your pages are gonna be across the top. You can see now we have foods that make you fat. I would have some content. They’re easy. Make another one.
Now on your thank-you post, this is the page they come to when you say thank you. Now we edited the way that the sidebar works since funnel Voodoo’s taking over and these should go away. In funnel Vodoo, all I have to do is like put my banner ad or whatever it is I want.
If I go through, let me see if I can find one real quick. I think I got the wrong size but I’ll find one for you. So if I get a code, I’m gonna show you the codes. These are my affiliate codes. So I went into the affiliate programs. I got the code. This is the code. So when you go into Clickbank, when you go to wherever you get your code, this is what it looks like. So if I have like a banner code, this is for the keto banner ad.
If I wanted to put a banner ad, watch what happens. This is where the magic really happens with this plugin. Let’s just say it was over six figures. So what we do now is we go in and we’re like, well I want something on the thank you page. I’m gonna choose my Thank You page and then all I do is I put my code. So I’ll put my banner in here. There’s my code straight from the affiliate offer. Ain’t choose posts. If I only want it on this post, I just hover over here. I look at the post number. Post dashboard likes to be slow today. Post all post and to edit. We put post in there. Got our banner in there. If you want to do a title just be like banner max bounty. Enable and again you get eight different ones of these. It’ll show the banner there. So let’s see if it actually did that. You can Center it and do whatever you want.
The cool thing about this is like the banners only on this page. These people still see this stuff. So your content is all behind the scenes which is awesome so if you look at this on affiliate marketing dude, this is what I’m using. This is a WordPress site. A lot of people are like, that’s not WordPress. Well I ought to know. I made it. It’s WordPress. On this page, we have the opt-in down here. This is all controlled by the same plugin that I’m giving you guys as part of the course.
This is another plug-in for landing pages that I showed you guys last week, where you could actually go into like an image. They can go through and boom they click! Then the last slide says, hey put your name and email to get more stuff. You could literally put this on your page. This is called slide voodoo. All you do is you upload your images.
Sign up and you’ll learn how to use this stuff! Literally takes just minutes to make and they work like a charm. I don’t use builder. All I use my own custom stuff and the reason I was showing you this is because you have the pages here but behind the scenes. Watch what happens. If we go to Google like this and we’re like watch all my content, so we have content out there. Every day people come from my ranking for Wix Affiliate. So for Wix Affiliate we have a ranking.
There’s a content. It’s on the same blog like all of his contents on the same blog but I’m able to manipulate and put things where I want them, have ads on there. Here’s another plug-in. Super super easy and all of these get picked up. All of them get me traffic. There’s people right now on tons of different pages and it’s super super simple to use. Then when you build it, out it’s like you go through and you say, okay well I want to write an email. You’re gonna write an email and you’re like I want to write an email about I don’t know something I found to lose weight or whatever.
That’s how you do it! You could go through and add that plug-in. Let’s do plugins. Add new. We’ll do upload. It should get better in a minute. It might be our internet speed but if I lose you go order at LandingPageDude.com. Make sure you get that before we end so you can get all that stuff. So we’re gonna go through and I’ll just do a browse do slide voodoo. You can upload that plug-in and go from there as well. So that would be the slide voodoo plug-in which is really easy. So you would just go here and you’d be like okay manage and then you just upload your image. It’s like it’s so easy. It’s not even funny. Submit and then I would just go to ClipArt.com, save a picture and add the image.
The cool thing about the slide plug-in also is you can put content below each and everything. So if I go in and I’m like okay like this, okay there we go, I can put content here and say eating and apple day is great but without these exercises it won’t help much. So you could do something like that or you could put studies show that eating an apple a day. Then under these exercises I’m gonna put my affiliate link. I would link this to my affiliate link for that offer. Then we hit submit and boom you have your slide thing ready to go! You would just put that in your page and you can put that there and lead people back. Does that make sense to everyone?
Go to LandingPage.com, We’re gonna give you guides on how to do it. You’re gonna get the plugins. You’re gonna get the software. The only software that I’m not getting you is obviously web hosting. You would have to buy the laughing software yourself but we have a link to that as well on this page. So get yourself in landing page dude. It’s a great course. It’s gonna walk you through everything. Everything’s recorded so you’ll get all that as well.
We’ll do a follow-up training as well on this topic so that you guys can see how it works, start to finish but the idea of a funnel is very simple. The idea is to have your pages up front then when they opt-in, they go to a specific page or post. So they’re gonna come in. They’re gonna opt-in. Then on the page we’re gonna have our affiliate offers and then on our thank-you page this is where we would say stuff. The landing page dude product is a live course so you’re gonna get your logins and your info on the live course shortly.
On the thank you page, you can put “Download Your Pdf Book Here.” Then “Hey thanks for joining, be sure to watch your email. So you’d put your email here. Then I do something like check out these killer weight loss offers. Then you put the offers here. so I would go through and I click text and I would put my offers here. So these are my max bounty offers. I just put these here. Then this would be my thank-you post.
The landing page dude course is only 147 bucks which is like nothing if you take into the fact that I’m getting you a fifty-dollar software. That’s like 90 bucks. You taking the fact that we’re giving you plugins. That’s even better. I actually really like this banner. I thought this was a good one and you can shrink them up as you go through and we’re gonna teach you all this as well.
So we’ll just go through here and shrink this down a little and update. I’m not a fan of this banner. I probably get a better one but that’s the deal! If you want to learn to make stuff like this, I can tell you that hands down the landing page stuff is the skill that has been the most useful throughout my affiliate marketing career. If you guys want to learn that, that’s what you do, you just go do it, you make it work and we’ll help you with it which is cool. So LandingPageDude.com.
This is what you get, basically what I recap. So you’re gonna get won’t learn the secrets behind Marcus’s six and seven figure landing pages. We’ve got some pictures of them. In just four short weeks, Marcus will teach you everything he knows about creating landing pages that get results. So you can start testing fast! this is a fast-paced course designed on getting you results in addition to the course. Marcus is also hooking you up with over 329 in plugins, tools, themes and special landing page graphics and he’s gonna buy you a copy of his favorite image software so you can make hot converting images for your landing pages in seconds. Just like I did on this call, and also show you how to use it. You can go buy it from the makers site, the maker of that software right now for 49.95 or you can get landing page dude and get it free! He will also teach you skill, her banner ad creation secrets that have made him tons of money and gotten him traffic for less than 1/10 of the price of his competitors.
When you sign up for hosting the way that we show you, you’ll get $200 in paid traffic coupon. So you could test your landing pages on the house. I basically just like put 600 bucks in your pocket so it’s a no-brainer. These landing pages work for free traffic, paid traffic, video traffic, social media banner ads, email marketing, you name it! Get started today and learn Marcus’ number one skill in detail.
I have dropped the price to $147 for this webinar. I’m gonna change it again after the webinar so get in now and save 70 bucks. We’re gonna try to get the logins and everything out this evening. I’m gonna try to get them out this evening if not tomorrow morning. It is a live course so you’ll want to go there. Kojo if you want help on specific stuff like that, you would need to be a member and you would need to submit that as a support ticket with all of our courses. We give you live chat so you can talk to us on live chat. You just scroll down and you click here as long as you’re a paid customer. Obviously we can’t help everyone in the world for free. That’s what the webinars are for like this stuff’s free. If you guys enjoy it, buy my stuff.
We’re gonna package it in a way that’s like, go here do this, you have a page. So if this gave you a lightbulb moment, if you watch this training and you’re like dude that made sense, then definitely get the landing page!
It depends on what you do with the site like I can make sites ranked that don’t have it in the title. You just have to make sure that you fit it with your keyword and we’ll teach you a little bit of ranking stuff but mostly the ranking you would want to go to like the Marcus Mentor Program for SEO stuff and all that.
If you guys liked it, we’ll do more stuff like this and go there. Again these kind of things are really hard to do on this type of platform so we try to get them so that you guys can learn.
Make sure that if you’re a mentor program, you go request your shirt and book. It’s not automatic. You got to go in and request it. So go into your mentor login, request your shirt, put in your size, and you’re good! So get yourself signed up. Make your landing pages. Use your plugins. You guys are gonna love these plugins. They are really cool. They’re really easy. They’re very point-and-click. As you can see there’s not a lot of fancy stuff going on. Good deal there! You guys definitely want these plugins if you’re using WordPress. Super easy SEO friendly. Get you ranked everything.
LandingPageDude.com. Go sign up and have fun! If you have any questions about this, put them below. I’ll make some more videos and we’ll see you in the next training! You guys have about 9 minutes to sign up for landing page dude. After that I’m gonna change the price back and then you can still join but it’ll be pricier. Thanks again for watching! Let’s have fun! Let’s make it work and we’ll see you in the next live video.
Hey guys, Marcus here from affiliatemarketingdude.com
In today’s discussion, I’ll be showing you some landing pages that will definitely bring in some traffic and make you profit big time!
What matters the most is what your market says!
Here are some tips on making really killer landing pages that will have your customers persuaded in no time!
- Have a natural look– Go native and show others that you have a welcoming and inviting look. This means that you have to catch their attention as soon as they get to your site.
- Use dropdowns
- Use image advertisements and teasers
- Enumerate with checkboxes, quizzes, etc.
- Give your Visitors choices– The best way to entice your customers into staying in your page is to give them as much options as possible. Some customers are usually looking for a remedy to their problems, by giving them options AND solutions, you’ll make them more interested!
- Giving customers options is one of the best ways to entice them
- Have an option grid – this gets more people to click on your offers.
- Create customizable sales pages with different options built it.
- Use Video Instructions – In most cases, customers and business owners are too busy and are in a hurry, by explaining to your demographic everything in audio and video form, you’re getting their attention pretty quickly.
- Be simple and concise with your instructions and information
- Hold their hand through the learning process
- Show them what’s going to work and what to expect
- Replicate Offer Page Layouts – You need to have a page that’s aesthetically pleasing while also removing all the clutter around the page so that the customer can focus on what’s important – which are your offers.
- Harmonize colors on your offer page
- How do each of the buttons look?
- What are you asking the customer to do for you to profit?
Everything’s pretty simple and straightforward!
- Use Eye Mapping Tracking – In terms of marketing, you have to know where your visitors are looking at when they come to your site. In this instance, they might be looking at certain areas of your site while some areas are overlooked. You have to keep this in mind when you’re setting up your website since your customers might overlook some offers that you are offering.
There are certain programs and plugins that will help you know what your visitors are clicking on.
- Test the famous F pattern when reading
- Test your site out by noticing the first 3 things that you see when you open your page
- Observe what your visitors are clicking on, learn and improve from this data
- Re-affirm why they came to your page in the first place – Know what is the intent of your customers and why they are in your page. Are they trying to find solutions to their problems? Are they trying to buy something? Are they trying look for a service? Re-affirm them that you can definitely deliver on your promise.
- Look at the data on how they got to your site
- Where were they when they clicked?
- What is the current situation that your customers are in?
- What is their ultimate goal?
- Have a One Track Focus
- Have them opt in
- Let them click your links
- Have them download your toolbar
- Let them buy something
When you use these 7 hacks, you will improve your conversion rate! We have lots of tools, themes, tips, and advice for your landing pages in just mere seconds! Be sure to visit www.Landingpagedude.com
That’s it! That’s all there is to it!
If you want to look at more landing pages while I give you some tips and advice
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Hey guys! It’s Marcus here from blogprofitnetwork.com.
Today in this special video,
I’ll show you the difference between certain ads, some sizes, colors and settings to get you the most profit.
For people who have known me for a while and been to blogprofitnetwork.com, you guys know that I’ve made millions of dollars online and hundreds of thousands of that from AdSense.
I want to show you guys how this works because you’re gonna notice on this sample template site here, you’re gonna see that I have content.
You can see the content here in form of text. You can see the sidebar here. This is our main portions. Up here is our header, our sidebar and our content area. As we scroll down, you can kind of see what it looks like there. Notice how I have these ads placed strategically throughout the content so that it looks like actual links. That’s the same thing that we want to replicate with AdSense.
Let’s go ahead and dive in and talk about where the different placements would go, where they look best and where you’re going to get the best click-through rate, because the more clicks you get, the more money you’re going to make.
So let’s say we have this site here.
Now there’s several major Adsense sizes.
One of them the most popular is 160 by 600. It looks like this. Here we could probably have two of these in the sidebar if we wanted to. You’ll notice in the sidebar here, what I do have instead of this big guy, is I have a 336 by 280 which fills up that spot right there.
Now what we want to do is we want to look at this 336 by 280 and this is in fact the highest converting AdSense size that I have found. It’s very versatile.
- You could put it in the sidebar here which obviously looks better than this because it’s taking up more space and it looks good.
- You could also put this over here in your content if I was to replace this and put the content around it.
- You can center it in your content like this or you could put it you know basically wherever you want to make it look like part of the site.
It’s very important that your ads look like part of the site. So the 336 by 280 is, in my opinion, the highest converting one and that’s what I’ve seen over time as well.
Next up, again we talked about the 160 by 600 which is the skyscraper looking ad. That’s another one and these are actual size so you can see how they look on a page.
Another one is very similar to the 336 which is the 300 by 250.
What you’re gonna notice is a little bit smaller. So if you’re crunched for space or you have a smaller sidebar, you could go with this one as well or you could put this in the content here as well if you have images or something it works nicely because you could put it side-by-side. Very very cool. Very easy to use. It’s definitely also one of the better sizes.
Another one that you’re going to notice is one of the banner type sizes.
The banner sizes, this one converts pretty decent. It is a 728 by 90. The best place for 728 by 90 is usually if you have space in your heading here or if you have something on the bottom. As you’ll see it’s pretty big for in content. So if we go down to the bottom we could place it somewhere like here and just kind of try to scrape some money off of the people who scroll all the way down. So that’s where you could use that. I don’t use this one too much unless I’m using a static site. Now we’re doing this demo in WordPress so I probably wouldn’t use it too much. Let’s go ahead and put it back up the top so you guys could see it as well.
Another size which I don’t believe I have a pink box for but I do have this one which is a 468 by 60.
You can see that this one’s very good as well. You could put it like right dead center in the content so it looks like actual part of the site and that’s the goal that we’re going for is making this look like part of the site. This is also a very good one for your ads as well because it blends in, it’s a good size, everything like that. That is a 468 by 60.
Now these are your major sizes. You could see here which is 728 by 90, 336 by 280, 300 by 250, or 160 by 600. Of course in your account, you can play around with the different sizes as well.
Now let’s talk about placement.
Placement is very important because you’re going to notice that people search the web in a F-type pattern. That means that when they look, that’s your site they’re basically looking at it in this area. So the pink areas that you see here is where most of their eyes go. You could look at this by different charting tools and things like that but basically this is how they look. They’re reading left to right, starting here and coming down. This kind of stuff doesn’t stand out as much so you might want to put other things in your sidebar to try to get them because the sidebar is one of the places unless you’re highlighting it that gets the least amount of clicks. So let’s go ahead and take a look at now that we know the placement. Let’s take a look at colors and different things like that.
Now you’ll notice that a lot of regular AdSense stuff is going to look like this.
Basically has a blue border around it, blue text, green link or green URL and a black text. So the blue is the highlighted area that you want them to click on which is good because people are accustomed to clicking on blue which is very important.
Now what you’re going to notice, by default, Adsense is going to have a border around it. We don’t want this border because the border actually makes it look like ads. It looks like okay here’s your content and bam here’s some ads here. It doesn’t look like actually part of the site. So what we want to do and I want to show you the difference here. The difference here would be, if I had these in my content with the box around them versus if I had this here. You can see here how this looks like part of the site and this one looks like something else. We want to get rid of that border and we want to keep those links blue and everything. This again is the 336 by 280 AdSense block which is a very very high converting one.
Another one, we talked about is the smaller one here like this, where we could put this here in your content if we were to put it like right here. Again, look at how the border makes a difference. The border makes a huge difference in saying, “hey this is an ad; this is an ad” rather than having it look like part of the site, like my links do here.
So again, you definitely want to get rid of that border and look at how nicely that looks! It basically looks like part of the content. So obviously since Google’s going to target this, they’ll put ads about temper tantrums and BAM now it looks like part of the content. Same kind of thing with links up top. You can play around with different links and things like that. It may be up here right below this so it looks like kind of like a like a menu where they’re seeing different content and stuff like that. Very very important.
Again, play around with the different ad sizes. We have a really killer video on AdSense and placement and how to make money with AdSense on blogprofitnetwork.com.
You can click the link in the description of this video and get that very very good stuff.
Again, remember, make it look like part of the content.
Don’t point at it.
Don’t tell people to click at it.
Don’t put big images by it that say click here or anything like that.
Don’t do any bait-and-switch.
If you use these tactics which are well within the guidelines of the Adsense TOS or Terms of Service or whatever, you’re gonna do really really well because that’s basically what they want. They want people to click on things they’re interested in and you can see here just by looking at how good this looks right.
If I had a black site I’d probably make the background of the ads black and then different colors and things like that but normally I like to stick to white background, blue link, black text, green URL. Play around with different sizes, different places like this and watch your Adsense income go through the roof.
I’ve seen mine as much as quadruple or more just by adding these simple tactics so have fun with it.
Go to blogprofitnetwork.com. Play around with it and I will see you in the next video. Thanks again for watching!
Hey guys! It’s Marcus here.
Today what we’re going to do is talk about what internal linking is,
how it works, and how it can help you make money online.
But first I’d like to start up with a story.
This is a story my grandfather told me several years ago about when he used to work as a gas station attendant.
You see, there was this gas station off the highway. Let’s put this gas station up here and what he did is he said, “You know I’m gonna work here and get a certain amount per gallon that I pump.” That’s how he was paid. Now along the way, he said, “Hey you know what, these people traveling on the highway would probably be interested in getting soda. I think they’d be interested in chips and stuff and candy.” And this is back in the 40s or 50s I think it was the 50s something like that.
He said, I think people would be interested in soda chips and candy. So he asked the gas station guy. He said, “You know since I’m paid just on the amount I pump, can I sell some stuff to your customers and have the profit?” He said, “Sure it’ll be my guest.” So he went and purchased cokes at wholesale chips at wholesale and candy at wholesale and offered it to the gas station people. He found that he could make a good living. Actually got the down payment for his first house using this method by just offering something else to people who already existed.
Now I want you to take a look at what was happening here. Because the highway was there with the traffic already, he was simply diverting people and utilizing the traffic that was already there.
Very important! That’s going to have a big big part to do with this INTERNAL LINKING STRATEGY. So remember this story where Grandpa wit and offer different things to people who are already there. Great story, learned a lot from him. Good man.
Now let’s take a look at what internal linking is and what it has to do with you.
The art of internal linking has to do with the ability to be able to direct traffic. You are going to do traffic and basically what’s going to happen is, you are going to take the traffic. The traffic’s here and you’re going to direct them where they should go. The highway is the traffic. These are the people coming to you, saying we want this certain thing. By knowing that they’re on the certain highway, they are on by way of keywords, by way of sight you advertise on, by way of whatever you’re using to get them to your site.
That’s what you know, that they’re interested in.
And your goal is to either make money by selling ads. You could sell ads or you could sell space on your site much in the same way that the gas station guy purchased or rented the place on the highway, because he knew those people were going to need gas. Obviously, if you’re driving on the highway, you need gas of course until hybrids come out in a bigger way.
So the idea is you could either rent banner space. So the highway here is your website. This is where all the traffic goes. If you don’t know how to get traffic, don’t worry. We’re going to talk about I in another video. So the traffic is on your site. Now what you could do is could put advertise here things and have people purchase banner ads. That would be an example of external linking. Because what happens is, you’re renting the space and once they click on that, they are out of your control. So you’re basically directing them somewhere else.
That would be the example of banner ad. So keep that advertise here, up here as our example.
Now what I like to do is I like to control the traffic the way that I want because if I was to offer banners on my site, I might get a couple hundred bucks a month. Maybe a couple thousand a month, depending on the site.
But I know that. I know my customers better than any advertiser out there and you can do the same because you have the data.
So our goal is to direct them to things that they would want much in the same way that my grandpa
We can anticipate what they would want also. So by driving on the highway, we know that some people are going to get hungry. So what we could do is we could build a website about food places. We could build a website about food places. What we’re doing is we’re taking the traffic here and directing them to another one of our properties that is about an expensive type thing. So they’re here and they’re just looking up driving. And we’re diverting them into something like the hamburger place or the food place or whatever. Hopefully, this is making sense to you.
Another thing that they could want is auto repair. Let’s say, they hear a weird sound driving along the highway and they need auto repair. That’s another thing we can direct them to. That would be a sight that we own about you know, hey if your car is doing these things here’s what you need to do. And of course, directing them to different auto places.
Another thing we can do is direct them to buying a new car. Say, “Hey man, you got an old junky car or whatever. Get a new one. Here’s how you can get new one with no money down and you know bucks a month or whatever it is.” Another thing, obviously the most obvious one here would be gas. Obviously, these cars are going to need gas so we could divert them there.
So here are four things that we are anticipating that the market is going to want, based on where they’re at. They’re on the highway. Now in your market, the highway is your website and the traffic is how they got there. So you own this piece of the highway that they’re traveling along the internet, which is your website and you know why they got there much in the same way that you would know, hey these people came from a certain part of the city to get to this part of the highway.
Very much the same way but in your instance, it’s keywords. It’s keywords. So it’s like, these people got here because they were looking up how to reduce acid reflux or how to cook beef stroganoff or whatever it is. They’re looking up these certain terms. So your job is to take these people that are on the highway and say, “Hey guys, you know what, why don’t you check out auto repair?” And you direct this guy to auto repair because he’s interested in it. He’s a man. Here’s what you need to do if your cars thumping around or whatever. Another guy comes up and say, “Okay great! What do you need?” Well your car looks kind of old, why don’t you go over here and get a new car? or Hey man, you look like you’re running on empty there. Why don’t you go get some gas? And you direct him to gas. Or Hey man, you guys look pretty hungry. Want to get some food? And on and on you go, taking each person and directing them to another property that you own, that is about something expensive.
So your job is basically just sorting this traffic into the right spots. Just like the story with my grandpa. Not everyone bought chips and coke. Some people were just there for gas and the cool thing is, he made money on that. But in the process, he offered other things that he thought they would want. So our job as the owner of this little tiny portion of the information superhighway that is the internet, this little portion which is our website, is to direct people to what they need based on why they’re there.
So if we look at acid reflux, our job is to say, well what are the solutions for the acid reflux? Or I think take some kind of prescription. They could maybe buy a home remedy book or whatever, or maybe they need better health insurance or whatnot. And our job is to direct them to where they need to be. So this is our website. Let’s say, someone is searching for how to stop drinking. We can say, hey here’s a way to do it yourself if you think you can do that and we have a site about how to do it yourself.
Then we say, okay well another way is to go to a rehab. If you need help with rehab now, we have a website about rehab triggering the expensive ads about rehab and of course having affiliate offers. Another thing we could say, “Hey! Get some health insurance. It allows you to go to rehab or whatever it is. And we’re branching them out to all these things that they want, which are sites that we own, which are based on the anticipation of what they are going to need.
So our job first and foremost, is to direct the traffic where they need to be and get paid in the process. And I want you to think about all those times that you got distracted online and you clicked on different things that were related somehow to what you originally wanted. That’s the same thing we’re doing is getting people interested, providing options, and making money in the process.
Now the art of direct linking is very very very simple to do, but there is an art form to it. So in much the same way that you see on my five-figure niches site, how I have my video, which is our content and then we have these little boxes over here that are showing us different options, here’s what the search history reveals. Here’s the webinar. Different things like this that are leading to sites that I own.
Very important because this is where you are going to put the stuff that they want, like the food. Let’s see like the food, the gas, the new car and the car repair. That’s where you are going to put all this stuff, and you’re going to divert their attention and say, hey you know what, if you’re interested in this, go over here to one of my sites that describes the best way to do it, much in the same way if you’re to say, “Hey, here’s a site about how to make a blog.”
Okay number one, get your domain. You would have a little box over there that says here’s how to choose a domain name. Then you take them to a site that’s something like howtochooseadomainname.com. Then you have another box that says, “Oh we already have a domain name. Here’s how to get hosting.” You have, how to get hosting.com and you’re leading them to things that they want already from your little portion of the highway. The part you own, which is your site to other places that you own, which are taking them to the expensive markets.
This is the art of internal linking.
We’re going to talk about this and show you a real world example in the next video and throughout the five figure niches training course. So if you haven’t joined yet, go ahead and click the link below. Get started guys! We’re going to go through everything. There’s nothing held back from you and you’re going to finally understand exactly how to make money online by doing it. So this course isn’t just about understanding how to make money online. It’s about getting you to make money online.
So go ahead, click that link below, sign up. If you’re on the fence about it, I want to make sure that this is absolutely right for you. Go ahead and hit me up on live chat or give me a call. I’ll put the number below the video that you can give me a call and I’ll turn that photon today on my desk. That way, I can answer your questions and everything. But watch for the next video. Sign up. Get started and I will show you exactly how this works. So I hope you enjoyed this video. Put your comments below and start directing traffic to what makes you money.
Thanks again. I’ll see you in the next video!
Hey guys! It’s Marcus here.
You know while I was away at rehab, for the month that I was gone, in addition to starting back my old habit, I learned a few things and I got to thinking about you and how I could best serve you without having to deal with the struggles of creating new programs, and doing new things, and having things all over the internet where you have to go find them.
My goal was to give you the information that you needed and the tools that you needed so that you could profit online and actually get support from me, my team, and your fellow students. Because what I learned is that we’re all going through this together. We all have similar goal. We all have similar ideas and we can all help each other out.
So what I’ve decided to do is put together this internet marketing forum. Now unlike other internet marketing forums where they’re polluted with a bunch of junk, fake offers, and a bunch of garbage, this one is all based on one thing. And that is based around the way that I teach affiliate marketing, CPA marketing, and internet marketing as a whole.
So this forum, unlike the others, is going to be powered by the videos and tools that I put out for you. So if you’re one of my simple site students, you’re going to have a special area in the forum to talk to other simple sites students. If you’re a blog profit member, you’re going to have a spot in the forum to talk to other blog profit members, and each group is going to get their own special set of tools, videos and everything that they need.
Now there’s a couple things that are going to change with this forum. You see because I want to get away from being the guru that everyone goes to for answers and relies upon for every little thing. I want to be more of a friend. I want to be like that friend who hangs out at parties and you ask him questions about internet marketing. And you get the answers that you need in a really cool way where it’s not like someone’s selling you the solution for something because we’re all in this together as I stated before, and we’re all here to help each other.
So what I’ve decided to do, is make three groups to the forum.
One is the blog profit network members area, will have a link below where you can sign up and you can get involved in that.
You also get the blog profit network software and tools and everything that is our basic tier.
Beginning internet marketers our next tier, is the simple sites big profits forum.
If you are an owner of simple sites and you are a continued coaching member, this is for you. If you want to reactivate or if you want to start with simple sites, you get the software, you get the tools, you get everything. You can do that below as well.
Then we have our special founding members area. This is for elite marketers who want to share their experience, learn more, ask questions of me, get their simple sites reviewed, get their blogs reviewed, everything like that.
And my goal is to make this perfect for you.
So what I decided to do is allow some of my members who have had success in the past to be part of this and be able to moderate it. Now what I’d like to do to make this worthwhile for you as a founding member, is I’d like to allow you the ability to be able to pay your way into the founding member program virtually free.
Now the price is going to be $297.00 a month. A lot of you guys might be thinking, hey that’s a great deal but I really don’t have that or that’s a big commitment. Now if you’re in that group of people, what I’ve decided to do is make this virtually free for you by allowing you to post special offers in our forum. These offers are going to go out to all my other students and everything like that. You can post a site with tips and tricks and things like that. You can post maybe an affiliate offer that you found that works well and you could use your affiliate link and make money.
This is unlike the other forms that charge like fifty dollars or four dollars or whatever it is for one single post. This is allowing you access all month.
I know being a student of mine, you’re not going to abuse this and post one every second of every day or every day for that matter. You are going to reserve this for special things that you see needed. The goal is that you learn marketing as well as provide valuable services, valuable tips, and tricks to other marketers as well. And this is going to help you pay your way through the program. This is the absolute best value and this is something that you’re going to want to stay in forever, because not only are you going to get simple sites, not only are you going to get private coaching for them and skype access, not only are you going to get access to your other students, other members and my successful students, as well as myself, but you’re also going to get the ability to advertise on the forum.
Now all advertising must be approved by me and later on as the forum grows, you are going to be grandfathered in at just $297 a month. That means as we go on and we charge a thousand dollars for one post, you’re still going to be paying $297 a month for as many as you want to post.
As you can see, just one little post with an affiliate link can make you even more money than it costs to be in this. So this is an investment rather than another coaching program or junk because what I want you to do is, I want you to get used to making offers to people. I want you to get used to using this forum as a way to help people.
So guys what I’d like you to do is choose below based on where you’re at.
If you’re a beginner, start at the blog profit area.
If you’re intermediate, start at simple sites.
And if you’re ready to go, ready to start making money today, go ahead and be a founding member.
Guys there is nothing like this anywhere in the marketplace, and we’re only accepting a few people. So I want you to get in. Now once you’re in, you are grandfathered in and I’m going to have a special video on how to make your investment back using just the forum. So what I’d like you to do, is go ahead and choose your access point below. I am going to help you make money online. Really cool way because what I learned while I was away is that we’re all in this together and we’re all here to help each other out in the best way that I know. To help you is to provide you a place where you can go and get the help you need as well as practice your marketing strategies.
So what I did is a little test yesterday as the forum is brand new and I did a test with one of my sites. I just put a little link in this forum that we’re talking about. Anything made like 12 bucks right now that might not be a lot to some of you, but it’s enough to pay your membership and it was just a test when the forum was brand new. So I want you to really see the power of this because this is your ticket to making money online. Go ahead, choose your access point below I really hope you take me up on the offer of becoming a founding member because I’m going to show you how to make your money back fast in a really cool way.
Thanks again for listening! I hope you find this forum to be exactly what you’re looking for, to where you get rid of info overload and you have access to all the tools and tips that you need. Again, this is where all my coaching is heading towards. So you definitely want to take me up on whichever offer below fits your needs best.
I hope it’s the founder one and I hope I get to help you make money today. So go ahead, use the forum, use the links below to be part of the private forums, and let’s make money online together, in a way that’s never been done before, hand in hand, where you can start today. Make your first dollar online today and grow from there.
Guys this is the best learning opportunity because we are creating a collective consciousness of internet marketers with the same struggles. And people who have been where you are before and aren’t trying to tout some guru junk or sell some stupid thing that no one really needs. We’re all here to help each other and they’re pointing to things that we really need. So if you have a cool tip or something like that based on one of the programs that helps people, get in as a founding member and start making money right now!
Guys I thank you for watching. I thank you for continuing to be a part of this forum and let’s make money today. Go ahead and sign up below using the link that best fits you. Obviously the founding forum is the best way to go and I’ll see you on the inside.
Hey guys, Marcus here from affiliatemarketingdude.com.
Today, we’re going to learn on how to make a thumbnail that’s going to reel in views and clicks for your videos, blogs, and Instagram posts!
Advertisements are very important in being profitable!
If you want people to notce your banners, thumbnails, ads, and posts , you need to start knowing what catches the eye of your market and what makes it stand out from the rest!
So how do you make it stand out from everything else on social media or on any site?
No worries! I’ll walk you through some really important steps!
When it comes to creating good thumbnails, there’s two major softwares that I use that’s very simple and inexpensive to use:
- Creator – you can get this program, you can get this program at affiliatedude.com/creator
- Snaggit– this is a snipping tool that you can get for 50$ that comes with a landing page course.
My advice for you is that having one of these programs is well and good, but having both will make your life a whole lot easier!
This is what the UI (user interface) of Snagit looks like! It’s actually very simple to use and self-explanatory. You won’t have any problem navigating since it’s got the same model as MS paint and Photoshop.
So what we’re going to do now is that we’re going to make a thumbnail for one of our videos
It’s super simple!
- First, you have to know what the theme of your thumbnail is. So if you’re making a thumbnail for a video on youtube or for a post on Instagram, you need to do your research on what fits!
- Once you now have a plan on your thumbnail and what theme you want it to be, you can choose from a list of pre-created thumbnails from Creatorandx choose which thumbnail fits your niche well!
You don’t have to worry about sizing since it’s perfectly sized for you!
- What we’re going to be using is one of the Instagram templates since we’re making an Instagram post. So we will be using snagitto edit the image to our own liking!
- We’ll be deleting some of the unnecessary parts of the image and we’ll be placing a screenshot of one of our videos on it.
- One of the key ways to make your thumbnail stand out is by using large yellow texts since it has been proven for years in advertising!
- You can use a black or a white background – this depends on how it contrasts to the colors that are on the image.
This is the final product. It should actually be very simple since the product is very self-explanatory. Deleting and moving images or textboxes around is as simple as dragging and dropping in the same way that you do in MS paint.
If you’re also looking for a thumbnail that works well with Youtube videos, Creator has those pre-created templates that has the perfect resolution for your Youtube videos!
NOTE – Having a good title that will make your customers more curious (like “#3 is my biggest earner)
A Youtube Video thumbnail should look like this:
And there you have it! Use these tools and your own thumbnails, posts, and even ad banners in just a few minutes!
If you want more thumbnails and images
CHECK OUT AFFILIATEDUDE.COM/IMAGE
We have lots of sample banners that you can work on!
Got a lot of cool videos and everything else for you!
Check it out and I’ll see you on the inside
Hey guys it’s Marcus here and today what I’d like to do, since over the past few years all we’ve talked about is how other people search the web and how to monetize it – what I’d like to do is – I’d like to take a few steps back and ask YOU if you really know how to search the web to find the things that you want because chances are no one really sat down and told you – you just kind of fiddled around with Google.
So what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna teach you several different ways to search the internet for content for your site for calculators, for different research topics, and all kinds of different things that will help you get the information you need so that you can help others as well and make profit in the process.
- Now what we want to do first and foremost is decide why we want to search the web and what we’re looking for are we looking for a research topic. Video and audio or what is it we’re looking for recently what I do is I take little walks and listen to audios that I record from the internet or listen to from the internet or whatever you want to call it and what I’ll do is I’ll type something like the person’s name and mp3 searching for an mp3 file. So if I was to do something like let’s say we used a pastor’s name like Joel Osteen mp3or something like that okay you’re going to find that what’s going to happen is it’s going to show you all the different podcasts and things like that where you can listen to these people’s stuff.
Or you can even do something like King James Version Bible mp3 right and you can find different things like that another thing you can do is King James Bible PDF if you want to find a document or a PDF or something like that right and here we have the full PDF version of the of the Bible we have all kinds of different things so when searching the web you want to use lots of different things to actually find what you’re looking for and also find things for your visitors as well.
- One of the pages that I use is the Google search features page. I’m going to put a link to this below the video with different examples and things like that so that you guys can use it. Now, what this shows us is that there’s different ways to search the web so like I’ll search ‘Weather San Francisco’ – and voila! Now we have the weather in San Francisco!
- Not what’s the big secret here? Well what we want to show you is that the way that Google works is all based on search query okay that basically means that you have this big long string of info now when you look at this long string of info which looks really confusing to a lot of people you’ll notice several different thing:
- One, you’ll see Q = weather + San + Francisco + CA which basically is this here.
- So if I was to change this to let’s say Los Angeles what’s gonna happen is we’ll have the weather for Los Angeles all by just changing this.
- You can also change the query if you want to search for Chinese food – simply replace the same keywords with ‘Chinese food’ and Chinese food will pop up from California.
Now what does this mean for you? how does this help? ”Marcus you’re kind of confusing me.” Right? Well that’s okay we’re gonna get into the nitty-gritty here:
- First and foremost, what I want you to realize is you can find information on any topic – very very good informationby using the string PDF so if I was to go in and say let’s say critical thinking PDF and we hit Search look at all these PDFs that I could read about critical thinking right so I can read some of this stuff and find out exactly what’s going on summarize it link to it or use it in my site to actually give information.
- Let’s say that we have a site about hospital medical scam. We have this site and we say “Man, we haven’t written content on this site. I’d like to find some content for this site.” We can go in and search something like ‘how to read hospital bill PDF’, and what we’re going to find so we have like understanding your hospital bill why medical bills are killing us how to read your hospital no to negotiating right so we have all this information here and we could go in and read all of these PDFs and kind of gather information about how to read the hospital bill.
- Now another thing we can do is we can send this to outsourcers or we could simply put links on our site let’s say we have a site about perhaps romantic ideas right we could do something like romantic ideas dot PDF. We have here’s a free bonus version of romantic ideas we have let’s see here 10 romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day romantic ideas for the month right in anything with the PDF in front of it is actually a PDF that we could use right here’s some red hot romance ideas and of course we don’t want to like plagiarize this stuff if you do want to share it with your visitors you could put it on your blog and say ‘Hey I found this really cool thing for you right just make sure you end them to your blog.’very simple.
- Or you could go through and gather information from all these sources and kind of summarize it on your own and use these as references right that’s basically how the internet works. If we’re going to look at scientific papers – let’s say “Emotion in psychology PDF”. What you can see down below this PDF is references. The internet works just like these references. One of the sources talks about Cognitive Neurosciences and uses this as the top of the search engine.
- Now another thing to do is to utilize some of the things that I’ve put on this page now obviously I’m making the video so it’s not right here but it will be right here right one of the things that I did is I actually made it easy for you and showed you or have have put here for you the different things that I use right here’s the PDF one you just put your content like if you put ten ways to play golf or whatever write it find content BAMit’s gonna search for it automatically using Google.
- Now another thing you can do is resell rights let’s say you want to find a book that you could sell or give away on your site right all you do is you go save your marriage resell rights now what we have is all these different things like ‘save your marriage’book nine dollars for the book and you get to sell it and keep everything right lots of good stuff for you to use
- Another thing that I use all the time is calculators right if I do calculators let’s say I have a site about ‘pay off mortgage’find calculators what’s gonna happen is it’s now going to show you the spreadsheets for the calculators right and you can edit these like this one here I can edit right in Microsoft Excel and you can edit these like this one here I can edit right in Microsoft Excel right all I got to do is save it edit it make it cool put it on my site. Really easy.
- Again, don’t plagiarize. Use this stuff to learn from and use it to kind of make your own way because as you make your own way you could lead to cool affiliate programs that are gonna help your visitor get the result that they want very very important which brings us to our next one which is affiliate programs a lot of people say Marcus I don’t know how to find affiliate programs for my market ok well let’s take a look let’s say we are in the tattoo market all we do is type in tattoo and it searches for us automatically using Google here’s a tattoo affiliate program here’s a Clickbank tattoo affiliate program.
I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and put the search features link below this video so you can see all those and use them to learn how to search and I’m also going to have these little boxes on the side of this video so that you can play around with them and learn how to make the search engine give you what you want!
What I’m gonna do in the next video is I’m going to show you how to utilize these in a
different way to where you can actually have people search and make money in the
process but for right now what I want you to do is I want you to spend some
time getting to know Google in a new way!
Hey guys! It’s Marcus here from affiliatemarketingdude.com where you can get all your tools and tricks about how to make money based on the way that I teach.
One of the questions that I’ve been asked a lot recently is, “Marcus, how do I make those videos where you make all those images that slide around and things like that.”
People also seem to like them quite a bit and they are extremely easy to make!
Today, we’re going to show you,
how to make them using the custom script that I had developed.
Now you’re gonna notice that you have your title here, your domain name here, and everything like that. Before we get in to all these, what we need to do is we need to download the file. There will be a download link on the form that I have on the link below this video.
Once it’s downloaded, you’re gonna notice a movingslides.zip folder. Extract this from the zipfile on to your desktop. Once extracted, we’ll see the files here. You’re gonna notice that we have a couple of preliminary clip arts here just so you could see how it works.
The way that it works is this. You have a Java code that’s being accessed by this htm file here. Never touch the folder but you can touch the other images and direct file.
Next, we’re gonna open the htm file in our Firefox. We have this file here that is identical to the file we just had. You can actually edit the file using notepad. There’s the video title here, and watch what happens if I were to edit this to “How to Find the Value of Your Home.” Then here we have these spaces. That creates the space between this video title here and your domain name.
We’re gonna edit this “YOUR DOMAIN NAME” part. Let’s type, “Valuemyhouse.org” Notice that the images I’ve put in the file for you which is running on your computer, this whole thing runs on your computer, there’s no need to upload for anything except for the video you make.
First and foremost, we have “How to Value Your Home.” Watch what happens when we save it. Because it’s saving over top of the other file, we can now reload the page and we will see our changes.
How to value my home? Valuemyhouse.org. Very simple, right?
Now you need some images that have to do with your topic. It’s very important to get the right images. So we’re gonna go over to clipart.com or your favorite image editor which I will put the links below.
Now we need to find images related to our topic. Type in “house”. Next, make sure that they are transparent and that they are GIFs. Let’s try “house sale”. Here is a little home value book. What we want is non-interlaced GIF. Download the image then save it to the same folder. Go to desktop, go to the movingvideos folder, then save it as house1.GIF. Do the same steps if you have to download other images. We basically load up all the files.
You’re gonna notice in your folder, if we were to go here, we’re going to go to direct then open it to our text editor.
In our text editor, in the quotes <img src=1.gif alt=””/>, we’re gonna insert “house1”. So it becomes <img src=house1.gif alt=””/>. If you need more, just copy paste it. Once you’re done, you could save it as houses.htm then choose “all files”. We should have a file called houses.htm. When we open this file, we are going to see our changes.
What you’re gonna notice is that the images are big. So we want to shrink them.
To shrink them, we go back to our folder where the images are. Edit the picture, resize it to 30%, then save. By editing that image, you’ve also automatically edited the size of that image in the video.
This can be time-consuming so I downloaded a program called Fotosizer.
It’s free and I’ll put the link below. Now I can take all the files and put it all in Fotosizer. In Fotosizer, put 30% width, 30% height then click start. Now all the sizes of the images are changed and we can get ready for our video.
I just put all the images that I’m gonna use below the link. That way, I can just go through one portion of my site and record one area so they don’t see all the slides at once. Then I can just drag each picture correspondingly within the visible slide.
It’s very easy to use. They can see your domain name all the time and you basically just explain things in a really easy way and record it. As you’ve seen on my YouTube channel, I use this all the time to explain different topics and show people how things fit together. Now the cool thing about using this is that it is internet-based.
I’m gonna put the script on my forum and charge a little bit to offset the cost and you guys can use it over and over again as many times as you want.
Hop on to affiliatedudemarketing.com, use the link in this video if you’re not watching this on the forum and I will have all the tools there for you.
I hope you enjoyed this! I hope you learned how to make a really cool video. You can make this all day long for your market. Be sure to check out my video marketing tool kit for ideas on how to make more money with videos, YouTube, selling stuff, and everything like that.
Click the link below and I’ll see you on the inside.