Automate Your Affiliate Income
Today we’re going to talk about how to make automated autopilot affiliate commissions. I’ll tell you how to make the best kind of money there is—the money you make when you’re sleeping, when you’re out on vacation, and when you’re not even working.
First of all, let’s get into how to automate income. How do you automate your income so that it just comes automatically, and it builds and grows? Let’s take a look at some of the things we can and cannot automate.
What can’t we automate? We can’t really automate website creation. We can’t really automate the research. We can’t automate building affiliate links and things like that. Those things we have to do one time. We have to set them up and make them work.
Now, let’s talk about what we can automate. Some of the things we can automate are the very most important things, once you set up a website one time. Let’s say you set up your website, you put some content on it, and you put some affiliate links on it. Then, in order to automate it, all you have to do is have systems in place that generate traffic over and over.
Here’s the deal. You’re going to get paid in proportion to the quality and quantity of the traffic that you provide to the offers. If you can get this traffic over and over on autopilot, that is the name of the game. That’s what works so well.
When I talk about traffic, we’re talking about two different types of traffic. One type is new traffic, and the other type is recycled traffic. How can you get new people to your site?
You could set up a pay-per-click ad. This is where you go to Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, wherever, and you buy an ad, and it generates traffic. I do this with banner ads. I buy a banner ad one time. I pay the bill for the banner ad every single month, and it generates me money automatically on autopilot.
You can do the same thing with paid traffic. The more you set up that are targeted, the better quality of traffic, and the better you’re going to, and the automated income is going to come in.
You could create new content. Another way that you can automate your traffic is by creating new posts or content. One thing I like to do is create new content. If I create new content for my market, it’ll get out there, it’ll go on the search engines, it’ll get me traffic, and I’ll start getting automated income.
Right now, there are tons of people hanging out on my website. There are people buying stuff. The only way that happens is because I get people coming to my site each and every day.
If I have thirty pieces of content out there every day, generating ten visitors a day each, that’s 300 visitors a day. The law of sales averages says I should get a sale every 100 clicks. That would be three sales per day or more. It’s very easy to set up, and it’s automated.
You could create new sales funnels. Another way to go out there and get automated income is to create new sales funnels. Create some new thing that you could give away to your audience to build a mailing list. That automates the ability to recycle traffic.
People watch my Talk Sober videos and say, “Hey Marcus, this video is fantastic. I’m going to subscribe and click the bell so I can get more videos from you and attend your live streams every week.” Over on my Talk Sober website, I talk to people about how to stay sober. I’ve been messing around it for a while, building a YouTube channel, and got a lot of people interested, and getting a lot of people to stay sober. Which is great, because that’s the goal.
I have those people and I tell them, “Check this out. If you go to my website, I’ll give you a list of letters that I wrote.” It’s a list of 31 letters that I wrote to an alcoholic that basically guides them through stuff. They’re around seven pages each, and it took me about an hour each to write. I can tell people to go to my website, put their name and email in the box, and I’ll send them letters each and every day.
What does that do? It automates the ability to recycle traffic. People come and fill out the form, and each and every day for 31 days, they get an email with a letter to help them stay sober.
It doesn’t have to be 31 pieces of content. It can be seven, or three, or 500, or however many you want.
Each time I send them the letter, I don’t just say, “Thank you”, I say, “Check it out. Today’s letter is about how to stay sober in tough times. Today’s letter is about this, today’s letter is about that. Go to my website to download the PDF version of the letter.”
What does that do? That takes these people that came in and filled out the form, and it gets them to go back to my website every single day for 31 days. And in this process, the people who read these every day and get help by these letters want
to buy things.
You give genuine good help for people. Whatever you’re marketing, send it out and it generates automated visitors to your site. You literally set this up once and you’re ready to go.
I just started doing this on my Talk Sober site. I set up seven letters in about 45 minutes. It wasn’t that hard to do. Now these people will go back to my website day-in, day-out. They’ll be looking at this stuff and watching, and every time they hit my website is another time for them to see my ads, or see affiliate offers, or buy things.
The name of the game is to get people to come back to your site. Because here’s the deal: we all know that not everyone buys the first time they see you. How many of you guys have watched my videos and you haven’t bought in anything yet? If I just thought, “Forget it, I’m focusing on the buyers,” I would lose a lot of money. Because I know that even though you haven’t bought yet, you’re going to in the future, because you like this stuff and you want to make money with it.
The same kind of thing happens with your website. The more and more people come back to your site, the more helpful info you give them, the more you bond with them, the more likely they are to check out your affiliate offers, to click on things, to buy stuff. And I have to tell you, it’s really, really easy to set up. Once you set this up once, you could literally populate an entire year’s worth of content in your autoresponder to send people back to your stuff. Very simple. You just have to look at it in a really, really basic way.
Let’s say you’re in the market to sell Bibles, or you want to market the Bible toolbar. That’s a big one—I’ve marketed and made money with that one. I get paid around three when people download the Bible toolbar. People come to my site, and if I do really well, I might get 10% of visitors to download the Bible toolbar. If I get 100 people to my site, and ten of them download the toolbar, that’s $30 in revenue for me. Tomorrow I have to get another 100 people to make another thirty bucks. If I want to get more people, I have to do it again.
So if I get 100 people, I make $30 dollars. Wonderful. But what about the other 70 people? What if I could get people to put their name and email in a box and they say, “Yes, Marcus, I want Bible verses delivered to me daily.” I pick out some good Bible verses and put them into my autoresponder, and every day, those people are going to get a Bible verse, and it will make them feel great. And they’ll go to my site to see the whole Bible verse, or download a picture, or something like that.
And once they go, I tell them to download the Bible toolbar. Now the same 100 people are going to produce a lot more, because I’ll get them back to my site. And for those that don’t want the Bible toolbar, I can offer them something else.
My favorite two ways to automate your income is to 1) build content that gets traffic every day to build a mailing list, and 2) populate your autoresponder with the messages that are going to stick with them and bring them back to your site.
It’s very important that you get them back on your site. If you get them back on your site, that’s where the magic happens.
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