Five Things Affiliate Marketers Are Doing Wrong: Affiliate Beginner Mistakes–affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’ll be going through five things you need to do that most affiliate marketers get wrong. This affects your income, and it can even sometimes have legal consequences. So, you want to pay close attention to this. I’m not a lawyer, but this is how I understand it, and this is what I do in my business. If you have questions about any of the legal aspects, definitely seek out legal advice.
- Poor Link Structure
Link structure is very important. A lot of people go out on Facebook or Instagram, or even on their blogs or in their emails, and they send what we call a raw affiliate link. This is the link that a company gives you directly to market products and services. This is a big ugly link, and it’s really confusing. If you’re using an affiliate network, then it’s even worse.
These links are not intended to send people to as type-in traffic—that means they’re not links you would expect someone to type in as a URL on their browser. You don’t want to tell people to use those links. You want to tell people to go to something very, very easy. Because if you get the link wrong, or someone types in the link wrong that you’re telling them to use, you’re not going to get paid.
So, get your link structure right. What I advise everyone to do is set up their own link structure website. This can be an easy website, and it allows you to track on your end as well. Link structure is one of the most important things to keep in mind with affiliate marketing. Make sure your links are very, very concise, and very easy to use. Make sure they are all hosted on your own domain name.
- Not Building a List
You’ll see a lot of people on YouTube, and people with websites, and people everywhere trying to do affiliate marketing. They’ll say, “Check out this video, and here’s a list of the things that I used in the video.” This will be lists of their cameras and microphones and stuff like that. But, their link structure will be off, and they’ll send out raw (or even cloaked) affiliate links.
Instead, you want to say, “Go to my site to get my gear guide.” Then, people will go to your site, put in their name and email, and then they will get your list of things. That way, you can write back to them and say, “Hey, did you get the gear? Check it out – I found something new.” And when you build your list, you’ll have the ability to market to people over and over and make lots of money.
- Quick Buck Mentality
The third thing I see affiliate marketers do wrong is that they have the “quick buck mentality”. They look for the quick buck at the expense of their bottom line. And because of this, they’re just setting things up, putting things out there, and they’re making a little bit of money but not doing the long-term game.
You’ll see people out there doing launch jacking and doing affiliate promos where they rank for a product. And it’ll work and they’ll get some sales, but they’re not building a mailing list or getting their old content picked up by the search engines. This is extremely important.
Even if you’re doing launch jacking, or even if you’re doing simple video promotions, put those on your site. Go for the keywords, and double up your content. This is what we call repurposing content. This is where you repurpose content and you’re able to use it for different purposes. In this case, ranking, which is really cool and really important. You’ll get lots of traffic and hopefully make lots of money.
- Not Building on Content
The fourth one is a lot like the third one. Affiliate marketers don’t build on their content. You can take old content and you can use it to promote affiliate products. You can use it for product launches. You can use it for sending out things to your mailing list.
You want to find out what people are interested in. You want to build on the content in a way that makes sense and helps the visitor. Focus on giving good value based on what people are searching for.
- No Affiliate Marketing Disclaimers
There are people that promote different affiliate offers, and they don’t disclose that they are an affiliate. Not having this disclaimer can get you in a lot of hot water. (Again, I’m not a lawyer, so don’t listen to me for legal advice, but this is how I understand it. If you have any questions, seek legal counsel before you set this up.)
If you’re being paid to send people to something, and you’re compensated for reviewing products, you can’t act like you are just a normal person out there reviewing things. You have to go out and say you are getting paid to promote these products. Whether it’s Facebook Instagram, etc., if you’re getting paid, you need to disclose that to your visitors.
Even on YouTube, if you’re selling stuff and you say, “Check out my gear guide,” you need to tell your viewers that you’ll be paid if they buy something from this gear guide because you’re an affiliate.
One of the ways I do this is to tell people I’m an affiliate, and then offer bonuses to help people out when they buy through my links. And in my case, I give videos on how to actually use the gear. You can keep something like that in mind when promoting products you use yourself.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Marketing Automation Tools For Affiliate Marketing & Small Business MUST HAVE 2018 + How They Work! — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re going to map out all the tools that you would need to start an internet business. When you’re starting out, you don’t need to have all these tools up front. You want to get in the habit of getting tools as needed. (For example, when you decide to build a mailing list, then you get an autoresponder. When you decide to sell something, then you get your shopping cart.)
Depending on where you’re at in your business, you might be ready to get all these things. Or, you might be just starting, and we’re going to show you how to do it. I’m going to put a list of all the tools we talk about over at www.AffiliateDude.com/tools, so you can go there and get all the tools and links.
- A Domain Name
First of all, if you’re starting an internet business, you’ve got to have a domain name. This is kind of like your business storefront. It’s where you’re going to put your business. I tell people to start with a hub site so they have somewhere to put everything. I prefer to have a .com name, but sometimes those are taken. So if you have to get a different one, that’s okay too. I like to also stick to .net or .org.
If you go through the web hosting process that we teach you (you’ll learn more about that in a moment), they give you a free domain name. But if you don’t use that, a domain name usually costs between $8 and $15, or something like that.
- Web Hosting
Next, you need to get yourself web hosting. We have our recommendations over at www.AffiliateDude.com/tools. Web hosting is where you store everything. Your host will give you two different addresses of where your stuff will go, and then you’ll have a folder on the web with all your files, and you can install different things like content management software, or you could simply use it to host static files. It’s just like a folder on your computer, only it’s on the web and everyone can see it.
Now your domain has something to link your stuff to. Web hosting is usually around $6 a month until you get into really big stuff. If you have serve massive video files or something like that, you might want something more robust. But for 99% of internet marketing people, it will be about $6 a month.
- A Content Management System
The next thing you choose is what we call our content management system. This is where you decide if you want your site to be a blog (which I highly recommend), or a static site, or a membership site, etc. I tell most people to start with a blog, specifically with WordPress. WordPress is an open source software that goes on your server. That might sound complicated, but it’s pretty simple. The web host gives you the software, and they give you one button to push that installs it on your site. It can take literally less than five minutes to get your domain name and set this up.
WordPress is free, and they come with all kinds of tools and plugins. A lot of those are free too, and some of them cost money—it just depends on what you want to do. Now you can start posting and running affiliate offers, and you can start making money. You can make a little blog, maybe about traveling, or video cameras, or mortgages, and you can put some affiliate offers on there.
- A Mailing List
A lot of people say that the money is in the list. A mailing list is a way to collect names and emails of people who visit your site, so you can market to them over and over and make lots of money. Personally, I’ve made millions of dollars with my mailing lists, and I make money with them every single day.
You have to have what we call an autoresponder. They give you a little code, and you can plug this into your blog. That allows you to have an opt-in page, where people can enter their names and emails, and you can get those emails onto your mailing list. Autoresponders are usually about $17 a month. Some of the fancier ones cost more. We have a list of our top-rated autoresponders over at www.AffiliateDude.com/tools. These are very easy to integrate with your content management system (like WordPress).
- A Payment Option
So now you have your mailing list, and you’re sending out emails to your people. You have your blog, and people are coming in. Let’s say you decide that you want to sell your own product. Maybe you have your own book, or coaching program, or you want to sell something on your own.
Next, you want to add some sort of payment option. These are what we call merchant accounts. They allow you to take money via credit card, or whatever it may be. The person buys something, and the money goes right into your account. There are popular options like PayPal and Stripe that are free to sign up, but they take around 3% of whatever your sales are. So if you make $1,000 in a month, they’re only going to take around $30 or something. You only have to pay if you make any money, which is cool.
- A Shopping Cart
Now that you have a merchant account, you need to get the account up on your website with an order form so that people can pay you. This could be in the form of a shopping cart. There are all different kinds of shopping cart softwares and customer management solutions that integrate with lots of different merchant accounts, and they are pretty easy to set up.
Most merchant accounts will give you a link to your order form, and then you’ll just put that link somewhere on your blog, or you can put it in the emails on your autoresponder. There are some downsides to having that link on your site: 1) it’s hosted on a different site, 2) it’s not very customizable and sometimes really ugly, and 3) you can’t really automate things very efficiently.
You have your content management system, and you have an ad, or you tell someone to go to your domain. That brings them to your website. Your website has all of the WordPress blog stuff. People like what they see, and they put their name and email in the box. They go into your database, and it’s all stored on your autoresponder. This means you can now email them whenever you want (within reason, obviously). Then you have your merchant account, which is linked to your credit management software / customer management software. Then you have the order form that you put on your blog.
You make a new blog post for people, and you say, “Hey, check this out. I have this new blog post for you.” On the bottom of the blog post it says, “Here’s a link: push the big button.” The button is going to take them to that order form. They order something, and you get the money in your account, usually in 1-3 business days.
Don’t get all of these tools until you’re ready to use them. Just start with the basics.
To learn more about these tools, visit www.AffiliateDude.com/tools.
Here’s Why You Have No Sales On Your Website And Affiliate Marketing Offers — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re talking about why people aren’t making sales on their websites. A lot of people come to me and say, “Marcus, why is my stuff not selling? I have a website, I have traffic, I have affiliate offers, but I’m not making any money.” We’ll be talking about the reasons that you’re not making sales. These will change the way that you do marketing online.
- Traffic is Not Targeted
The first reason people do not get sales online is because their traffic is not targeting the right people or the right group. You have to get in front of your ideal customer.
A lot of people think that web marketing is all about numbers. They think, “If I could just show my product to millions of people, someone’s going to buy now.” Well, that might be true. But the chances of showing your product to millions of people is probably pretty slim. So, for the average person out there, you need a very, very targeted audience. You need to find out exactly who’s going to benefit most from our product.
If you’re in the software industry (let’s say you’re selling things to help people get more sales), you can target people looking at “how to improve webinar conversion”, or people searching “how to make new buttons for their website”, or people looking for “how to click PayPal”, and things like that.
If you have something for people that are looking for self-development, you want to go for people that are searching “depression”, or people that are looking for “how do I get out of a slump”, or “why am I not productive”, or “why don’t I feel happy”. Those kinds of things are very good.
So, putting yourself in front of the right customer and the right visitor is the most important thing. If you are going out there and you say, “Well, Marcus, I just want people looking up software or people looking up personal development,” the problem is they’re not a really targeted customer, and it’s usually very difficult and expensive to get visitors in those markets.
- People Don’t Want It
Do people really care about your product? You might have a product and you’re like, “Hey, this is the greatest thing in the world,” but nobody really cares. A lot of businesses are in the business graveyard because they had products that they thought were going to be good, but they didn’t test the market.
How are you going to know things are going to be good? You have to test the market. You have to look at what they’re going to be interested in. You need to not only be in front of people who want your product, but also find out if there’s a demand for your product.
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- People Can’t Afford It, or They Don’t Accept the Price
The next reason is the price. If you target people who don’t have the means to afford your product, you’re not going to sell it.
But even if people can afford your product, they may object to the price anyway. The price objection is really difficult to deal with, because it’s not actually real. People will pay whatever price you ask, as long as it shows the value of what they want.
For example, if I say, “I can help you make $100,000 a year online”, well, you’re going to be okay with paying a lot for that.
Think about how this works. Why is someone willing to pay $300,000 for a fancy Mercedes, as opposed to someone paying $20,000 for a regular car? If the guy is selling a $300,000 car, he’s not just selling a car. He’s selling a mindset of an exclusive community of people who own a certain type of car and have a certain type of stigma or status along with it. So, it’s much more than just a car.
You need to overcome the price objection by telling people what they’re going to get for it.
- You Don’t Know How to Sell It
The last (and perhaps most important) reason is that you simply don’t know how to sell your product.
If you’re not making sales and you’re not getting people to click on your affiliate offers, and people aren’t buying things from your web links and your websites, these are the things you need to know.
This is where a lot of people mess it up. I see people on webinars and stuff, and they try to sell something. They think they’re doing a great job, but they’re really waffling it when it comes to sales. This is what I see all the time. People get all excited and crazy when it comes time to sell stuff, because of a mindset we have about sales.
A lot of people look at sales and they think it’s something shady or silly. They think it’s something crazy, instead of looking at it for what it actually is. So, what is it? If you’re doing it right, the idea of sales is to help people make an informed decision and buy something, plain and simple.
Just last week, I did a series of webinars for a new software that came out. I tested the software and I saw that it’s absolutely amazing, and it helps you run your business. So I talked about it, and I said, “These are the three things you need to run your business.” If I had just said, “I got this great software, you need to go buy it,” I might have gotten a few sales. But instead, I said, “These are the five things that I do to sell products every day online. And guess what? This product makes these five things super easy.” Boom, sales pitch done. Very simple. This makes it easy.
You don’t have to have some crazy sales pitch. You don’t have to have some outlandish offer that no one believes. You simply need to tell the truth and say, “this is what I have, and here’s what it’s going to do for you, and here’s where to get it.”
Or you say, “These are the things I’m going to teach you.” This is called info marketing. We’re marketing via teaching, via information. That is what you do as an affiliate marketer, or as a product seller. That’s what you do if you’re a coach. With anything online, you’re in the information business, and your job is to educate someone.
For example, if a realtor comes to your house and they say, “I want to sell your house,” you probably won’t want to work with them right off the bat. But if a realtor comes to you and says, “Hey look, a couple of houses sold in your area. I thought you might be
interested. There was one over there that’s very comparable to yours, and it sold for $582,000. There’s another one that has less bedrooms than yours does, but it does have a pool, and that one went for $602,000. Then there’s one over here that sold for this amount. So, I think if you put your house on the market, we could probably get $587,000.” And you would say, “Wow, that’s great.”
And then the realtor would say, “Guess what? I’m not even going to charge you anything if it doesn’t sell for something around those numbers. So I’ll put it on the market, I’ll do all the work, and if you don’t want the price I get you, you simply don’t accept it.” See how that realtor educated you? You’d be much more likely to work with them.
How to Make the Sale
- Target the right market. Find people you can actually help.
- Make sure your prospect wants your product. Find people who are interested and actively looking for your product.
- Go for someone who can afford your product. They should believe that the price is going to help them.
- Learn how to sell. Some people just need to learn how to sell.
If you do this right, and you focus and you listen to your visitor based on what they click on, what they ask you, what they’re looking at, how long they stay there, if you focus on this stuff you will make sales and you will make money.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
How To Use FREE Social Media Traffic From Instagram And Facebook To Make Money : Influencer Tips – affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Bonus Tip A: Focus and refine your audience
Make sure that your audience is refined and you know who you’re talking to. It’s better to have 1,000 really refined people follow you than 1,000,000 untargeted people. Don’t be spammy—focus on the visitor more than you focus on your product. Focus on what they’re interested in and help them out.
If you have a mom that is trying to raise a bunch of kids, she doesn’t want to see ads for new diapers or bottles or something like that. She’s trying to raise her kids. So you could give her some tips. “Tip #1: Here’s how you can put all the kids down for a nap.” Give her tips that will help her.
If you’re a time management person, give your market some tips on time management every day. “Tip #1: Get involved in this.” “Tip #2: Put a timer on your social media.
Bonus Tip B: Give people a reason to follow and anticipate your posts
Why should people listen to you? Why should they follow you? This goes back to your target group of people. If you’re targeting the mom trying to raise a bunch of kids, think about that market. What would that mom appreciate you for posting? What would she like to see? Focus on that.
Don’t just have people follow your posts: make them anticipate your posts as well. When I don’t do a webinar or a live training when I’m scheduled to, people get all twisted. They ask where I am and what is wrong. They know I’m supposed to have a live training on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am. They anticipate it. You should get people to do the same.
How much time do you spend doing your social media?
I spend about 20 minutes a day on social media.
Do you normally start with YouTube, and then your content gets broken into other formats?
Sometimes that’s what happens. Sometimes not. At this point in the game, I have so much content, there’s always stuff to put out. And that’s part of the snowball effect. So as you go along, that will happen to you as well.
I don’t want to do video. What’s the next best way to start?
If you’re doing social media, the next best way to start is to do images. There are lots of people who have huge followings just based on Instagram images.
Is the Social Profit Tools program part of the Simple Sites course?
Social Profit Tools is separate from Simple Sites. If you opt-in now, you’re not committed to the program. You’re just opting in to get the details.
What is your webinar setup?
It’s pretty basic. I have three monitors all hooked up to one computer. I use the OBS Studio, which you can use for webinars. Then I have another monitor so I that can read comments and check things and go back and forth. I have another monitor on the Lazy Susan.
(We actually got this because the kids thought the word Lazy Susan was hilarious. So it was funny for like a week, and then it ended up in the office. Which is actually perfect, because when I’m at my desk I can read the monitor, and when I’m at the blackboard, I can just spin it and still read it. So it’s really cool.)
Then I have a cheap $100 webcam and a mic.
I also have my big camera set up behind my screen. It’s hooked up through HDMI and just goes to a video capture card, which then goes to the computer.
What kind of camera do you use? How much does it cost?
The camera is a 4K Cam, and I think it was $600.
Is the mic a radio mic?
No, this is actually a $95.00 wireless mic. It’s awesome and I love it. I’ve tried tons of them, but this one works really well and I think it sounds good.
I only have two monitors. Should I get a third one?
They’re only around $50, so yeah, I would get a third one if you can.
(I’ll put all the tools that I use on the Social Profit Tools program. The reason I’m doing that is because I’m an affiliate marketer, and if you buy the tools I use, I want you to go through my affiliate link so that I get paid. That’s how marketing works right there.)
How do you get motivated?
You might wait and think that you need to feel motivated. But you need to forget about waiting.
You motivate yourself. When do something, you’ll then create motivation. Test something. Work something out. Help someone. Motivation starts with motion. Move your ass and your brain will follow.
If you’re not motivated, get started anyway. Go out there and get something done, and you will start to get motivated.
If you want the notes from this webinar, go to www.SocialProfitTools.com. Put in your name and email, and I’ll send them to you free of charge. You’ll also get emails and other great stuff as well.
Best WordPress Theme For Affiliate Marketing Website For High Conversion
Hey guys, its Marcus here from Affiliatemarketingdude.com and today what we’re going to do is talk about why I love using WordPress to handle all my Affiliate marketing squeeze pages, landing pages, pre-sale pages, all the pages and everything that I use for my affiliate marketing business. Now, the below screenshot is my Affiliate marketing dude main site and this is actually made using WordPress.(fig 1)
Now does it look like a normal WordPress blog? and that’s the point. What I’m going to do today is to show you how to make your blog look like this. Show you how to make millions of dollars with simple pages on blogs, simple opt-ins and things like that. And I’m also going to give you a free theme that will help make your blog convert better and give you a space to put all your affiliate marketing stuff (This is why we start with the hub site.) We’re going to show you how to use WordPress to manage your entire affiliate marketing business and we’re starting right now.
If you like to learn about how to make money with affiliate marketing you’re going to make sure that you subscribe to my channel, and click the little bell notification. That way you’ll get my new videos and you get a notification when we go live every Wednesday and Friday right here on the channel to teach you how to profit with affiliate marketing.
Now let’s dive right in into the topic because I know it’s kind of itching and we’re going to scratch that itch here. So what we’re going to do is to talk about why this works, why do I use WordPress. Now you might have noticed a lot of hype around different shopping carts systems like Katra, clickfunnels, and all this stuffs. Now, these are good and I use them all the time. So what I do is I use WordPress to host all of my pages and all of my contents that I’m going to serve out to my market. So for right now, what I do is that I drive traffic to this page and this is a WordPress page that allows me to get people to opt-in so that they become a part of my list.
Now if you’re on my list, you should have seen this and how it works. What happens is here is that when they go here, they’ll have a choice between a couple different pages that are about the topics the site is about. So I got like, download your tools, about Marcus, how to become an affiliate, products, and start here first. So we use those as a way to get people in. Currently, this page is converting on cold traffic from all over the place. We’re converting about 36%. That means if 100 people come into this page, 36 of them opt-in. Now the rest of them click other things and eventually opt-in, not all of them but a good portion of them do.
Behind the scene is what you don’t see because we just clicked this, and you’re going to see this (fig. 2). You’re going to see the opt-in page and everything. You’re going to see the product, start here first, and all other stuff. But what you’re not seeing is behind the scene I actually have a ton of content. Right if I actually go into my affiliate marketing dude WordPress dashboard, (fig 3), and I go into “my post.” You’re going to see tons and tons of content. we’ve got a lot of pages of content.
For example, we have one on Clickbank affiliate marketing for beginners (fig. 4). This one here has a video and it has content. So this is a great one for me to send out to my list, for me to rank in the search engine to get traffic, perhaps you use paid traffic tool, whatever. It’s got content on it and it works. So, what I do is every week I send this out to people on my mailing list because they like this kind of stuff. So, we’re killing two birds with one stone and we’re having a place to put all of our contents. That’s really easy to set up. I’m going to show you how to do this in a really cool way.
In order to do this, what we need to do first and foremost if you have not set up your hubsite and your hubdomain, go to gohubsite.com and set that up. Once you set that up, you’re going to be right there. Now after you set that up, you’re going to be to your dashboard (fig. 5). Now what I’m doing is that I’m setting this for you with this guide so that you can see how it works on the domain simpleblogtheme.com. After this article, you’re going to get the simpleblogtheme.com and you’re going to download the theme that I am using so that you can build all these stuff on your own and have your own affiliate marketing money machine where you put all your content and make all your money, which is pretty cool.
And again, what we’re doing is using this for content; we’re using all those other tools like kartra, clickfunnels, and everything like that to sell stuff. If you’re an affiliate marketer, all you need is this theme, and maybe an autoresponder. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to go ahead and start. So, again, gohubsite.com, you’re going to use that, you’re going to install your blog and boom; you’re going to be here. This is where you are after you start your hubsite and you start your blog. As you can see if we’re going to pull up smpleblogtheme.com right now, we’ll get nothing. Now this on its own isn’t going to do anything for anyone. What we’re going to do is to spice it up a bit and we’re going to control it.
First and foremost, what we need is a theme that we can use to control all our stuff (Maybe has a logo at the bottom, but something that converts.) We’ve got to have something that converts. Something that gets our visitors to click on our offers, go to our affiliate pages, check out our mailing list, and everything. We’ve got to get them to convert; we’ve got to get them to do stuff because when they don’t do stuff, we’re not going to get paid. And that sucks, we want to get paid, that’s all the point. So let’s talk about how to get paid.
How To Get Paid
Start with your theme
First of all, what you want to do is you want to start with your theme. You have your theme available at simpleblogtheme.com. You can go there, get it, put it on your blog and you’re good. So we’re going to go here (fig. 6). This is where we’re going to be right after we’ve started our blog. You’ll go to appearance>themes>add new>Upload themes. You’re going to choose the file you download from simpleblotheme.com, install now and then name it something cool.
You can then click “activate”, as shown here. Once you activate, you’re going to notice that the theme changes. So you’re going to reload the page. You’re going to see, “welcome to WordPress, hello word, logo here, background here (fig. 7). It’s not pretty, right, we’ve got to do some stuff here to make things pretty. Now, the reason it’s like this is because its actually going to help you convert everything in a very easy way.
Add A Logo
First of all, what we got to do is to add a logo. You can make a logo for $30, you can make a logo for free, and it’s completely up to you. This is a logo that I created in literarily like 5 seconds that I’ll show you right now. The way that I made this theme for you is super easy. All you got to do is upload 2 data files and I’ll show you how to do that as well. It’s going to be on C-panel and we’ll show you how to do it. So, what we’re going to do is we’re going to upload the file logo. png and background.png.
For me, what I’m going to do is I’m going to use this pretty background and the logo I created. We’re going to upload it instead of having this background and this logo; we’ve got our own stuff. So I’m going to go ahead and click on upload (fig. 8), We’re going to go ahead and upload. Then when you’re done uploading those images, you just hit refresh and boom, now your page is beautiful with a cool background.
Now, what you need to keep in mind is that these themes and these layouts that I designed for you are based on testing of over hundreds of millions of visitors to my website and blogs. This is based on what works. You can go out there, you can get a pretty theme, you can have a beautiful website but is it going to convert for you? What I’ve seen is, No it’s not.
A hundred and hundreds of other platforms that have tested this are also saying the same thing. Pretty blogs don’t convert; you need something that’s going to draw the visitor to exactly what you want them to see, which just so happened to be what gets you paid. So let’s go ahead and talk about how this works.
How Does A WordPress Blog Work?
So now that you have your page set up like this (fig. 9) with your logo and your background, what we’re going to do is to show you the platform of how a blog works. First of all, we’re going to go into settings>general (this is where you’re going to change your keyword and other stuff). So if I do simple WordPress themes for affiliate marketing (fig. 10). It’s super easy as shown here.
The next thing we’re going to do is we are going to go to “reading” (fig. 11). I’m going to go ahead and choose “front page display’ and hit the change button. Next, we’ll be going to permalinks; and under permalinks, we’re going to choose “postname”. That means that if I make a post about something, it’s going to be a keyword in the post and that’s good for search engine rankings. All what that does is that it changes from this WordPress page to your simple page.
Also if you want to have no sidebar widget, all you got to do is to parent> widget and you’re going to see all that stuff. So if I take the search box out, (fig. 12), you’re going to see the search box now disappears like magic and you can do that for others too. This works really easy for affiliate marketing stuff
We can now go in here and edit the pages. So we’ll go to pages, find the sample page and click edit. Now what we want to do is we want to name our page what we want. (Fig. 13).
Next, we can design what we want to put, like, “Download your free high converting theme plus get a free plugin and some other stuff to help you profit online with affiliate marketing.”, and update it. Here is what it actually looks like (fig.14). Imagine how easy it’s going to be if you have a new affiliate offer.
Now let’s say you want people to opt-in, all you got to do is to go to your favorite autoresponder. We can use kartra, we can use clickfunnels, or whatever we want. Clickfunnel is a little different because you have to like link up to them.
I can go to Aweber, generate my code. And follow the steps as shown in this video. I don’t need to know what all this stuffs means, all I need to know is to know what my list name is and what I want to send them afterward. If afterward, I want to send them to a different post or different page, I can go into post> and follow instructions as shown in the video. In the end, it should be like this (fig 15) beautiful squeeze-in page where you can opt in here. And when they opt in here, they’re going to be taken to the post we just created for how to do affiliate marketing (fig. 16).
So, now let’s set this up so we’re actually going to show you how the affiliate marketing side of things works so you can make pages and posts for affiliate marketing and just start getting paid. Okay, on this one it’s very important to use the thank you page to reiterate what was going on in the welcome or the opt-in page. So on the opt-in page; I was giving them the free theme. I’m like “hey, get the free theme here”. Now in order to use this theme, I know they need to have a blog and they need to have a web hosting, so my first big affiliate offer should be web hosting. So I’m going to go to the “comment” here and delete them. You can also disable all comments if you wish to. It’s completely up to you. We’re going to go to “post” and click on edit post.
Again, this is super easy, drag and drop just like put things where you like and you’re ready to go. So we’re going to go to the Edit post> and follow the instructions as shown in this video.
The idea here is to let this page guide you because this theme is going to allow you to make things really easy for your visitors which is the key to making money. Now if you confuse your visitors with too much stuff you’re not going to make money.
Other Benefits Of Using Simpleblogtheme
I want to show you the other benefit of this. In one of my blog, affiliatedude.com(fig. 17), you can see on the main page that these links here I use it for Instagram and stuffs like that. But behind the scenes on this blog, I actually have a lot of stuff. I want to show you this because this is going to show you how I run this.
So behind the scene are the hub pages and you can see all the pages. So instead of saying, “hey, go to my site bit.ly.whatever, I can now make it smart. I can now be like, “okay, hey check this out, you want to learn how I made $18,000 this month promoting one simple offer that only costs visitors a dollar”. You’ll be like, “yes I want to learn how”. Go to affiliatedude.com/how. And then now, they just go to affiliatedude.com/how, they watch the little video, opt-in and here we go! Now o can have tons of these pages for tons of different things. For this one here, I have a Clickbank. So I did one for Clickbank stuff (fig. 19). I’m like “hey, you want to get Clickbank tips? Put your name and email in the box. I did one for pay per click. If they want to get a paid marketing evaluation, get your custom paid marketing evaluation. That’s on affiliatemarketing dude.com/ppc.
So as you can see, it’s really easy to use. So in this example (fig. 20). If I have like simpleblogtheme.com and I want them to go to the hosting page to learn how to do hosting. All I need to do is to go and “Add new post” and type “hosting’ and the hyperlink would be simpleblogtheme.com/hosting. Its super simple, super easy and you can keep everything on track and you can keep track of everything in one single area. It’s very easy! So it’s very important that you set this up like your hub site. If you use the plugins that we give you as parts of simplesitebig profit or any of our classes you’ll make a success as an affiliate.
And once you set this up on one side, you can use it on everything so it works extremely well. You can put an advertisement, you can put anything you want on your blog that serves the customer and makes you money. So I highly recommend setting up a blog like this using one of the simple affiliate marketing WordPress themes that we’ve created for you at simpleblogtheme.com. You can go to simpleblogthemes.com; you can get one of these themes and set it up so that you’re ready to go. As you can see its super easy to make these types of pages and it’s super easy to make everything work for you. You can add new stuff at the drop of a hat and literally make money, instantly. Disclaimer, not everyone is going to make money, most people do not make money. There is always a risk in business, you can always lose money but I think if you follow this step and learn exactly how to do it, hopefully, you’ll get some success.
My average students probably don’t do anything with what I teach, but we’ve had some people who have done extremely well, some make a few hundred of bucks a month, some people make a few hundred thousand dollars a month, and a lot of people in between. So if you’re interested in this, go to simpleblogtheme.com and get the theme, it’s free, and set up your hosting. Get everything set up and you can start promoting affiliate offer, right now. Thanks for reading. Check out affiliatemarketingdude for our toolbar. Make sure you go to our Youtube page and subscribe, put your comments and questions in the question box below. I’ll happily respond to all your questions and requests. Thanks again for reading.
How To Make Money With ClickBank Affiliate Offers.
Clickbank Affiliate Marketing For Beginners-How To Earn Money As An Affiliate Marketer
I remembered it like it was yesterday. It was July 4th of the year, 2000 and I just headed out to my family’s house for the afternoon for all kind of festivity (here in the State we always celebrate 4th of July). I remember my Dad was joking about Clickbank, what is Clickbank?. He thought it was the funniest thing ever. And when I went home that night, after all the fireworks and everything else, I noticed in my Clickbank account that I’ve made $21 that day.
Here I am, I was completely away from the computer all day. I was a 20-year-old kid and I found out, “Hey check this out, I made 21 bucks from the website I set up that I didn’t even work on it, and boom it just came like magic”. That was the first automatic $21 I ever made on the internet.
Since then I’ve made millions of dollars online. I’m writing this article to show you exactly how Clickbank works, how you can get started with Clickbank if you’re a complete beginner. What are the pros and cons of using Clickbank as an affiliate marketer and how you can get started making money pretty much right now? Because I’ll never forget the feeling I felt.
Even when $21 is completely insignificant, the feeling was amazing. I felt like “Hey I can make money passively from a website I set up, that took about an hour to make back then, and I got paid”.
If you want to get paid, if you want to learn how to make money with ClickBank, this is the right track for you. We’re going to show you exactly what Clickbank is, how to get started with Clickbank, and how you can turn a profit.
If you like this stuff and you want to learn about affiliate marketing and everything like that, make sure you hit the subscribe button here, click a little bell notification because we actually have live training on YouTube every single week( Awesome stuff).
What Is Clickbank And How Does It Work?
Well, Clickbank started about 18 years ago back when I started Affiliate marketing and it started as a digital product sales mechanism. If you had a digital product or a PDF download, then you can sell it online. What Clickbank did is you’ll sign up for an account, set the price of your product, and then you’ll tell them what the link was to download the product after someone ordered.
When someone ordered they put the credit card information in (that’ll go to Clickbank), you’ll get a cart which was the product price, less $1 and less about 7% for processing fees. That was quite more expensive than the regular merchant account yet it was easy. Just sign up and you’ll be in business in minutes.
Clickbank- The Two Sides Of The Coin
Clickbank as a Vendor
Now, in order to have your product on Clickbank, you have to pay a $50 product look out fee. They review your product, make sure it’s good, and that you’re not shady. Once it’s approved, you get everything ready to go. You’ll get a link where people can purchase the product and you get paid.
Now, that is one side of Clickbank and it’s the Vendor side. So we have the vendors on one side. This is if you have a product or service or something that you want to sell, you go to Clickbank, you sign up, and you get your order forms and everything like that. The cool thing about Clickbank is that they have tens of thousands of product vendors. There is all kind of different products from, ‘how to teach your kid to walk or ride a bike, to “how to make money on the internet”. Tons and tons of digital products are on the Clickbank.
The Affiliate sides
Now the other side of the coin is what we call the Affiliate side. As an Affiliate, you can sign up with Clickbank for free. You sign up for an affiliate account and you get to use your name. My username back then was “Momweapons” and my idea was to create software for everything for network marketers. I did that and made a lot of money with it. So your Affiliate name would be whatever you choose. You can now go and look at the ten thousand, or tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of products on Clickbank and you can promote them as an affiliate.
Now, as a product vendor, I have the option of saying, “Hey, yes, I want to pay affiliates to promote my products”. I can set it from anything from like 1% commission to 75% commission which means that as an affiliate, you can promote the product and get 1 to 75% commission.
That means if the product is $100, and I sell it I’ll get somewhere in the neighborhood of $68 or something like that (after all the fees). As an affiliate, you’re not charged any fee, but because the vendor is charged the 7%, that gets passed on to you so you got to do your math accordingly. On my site, I actually have a Clickbank calculator where you can figure out this stuff. Now, you can go to affilatedude.com/clickbank, see that calculator and learn all about how to make money with the Clickbank. Now the way that this works is that
- You sign up for an affiliate account at Clickbank
- Put your username
Let’s say you’re in the niche of teaching children how to ride a bike (This is actually one I did and made a little money with) or in a niche where you’re teaching people how to take care of their goldfish. So there are lots of ways to make money. You’re out there, and you’re like “Okay, I got my website or I got my links for “How to train your Goldfish”.
Then you go to what’s called the Clickbank Marketplace. The Clickbank marketplace is where thousands and thousands of products from vendors are listed. You’ll see certain things in the Clickbank product marketplace.
First of all, you’re going to see:
- The product name
- The average amount you can expect to make when you sell that product
- Gravity-This is how many affiliates have made a sale in the last months. For example, 900 gravity means that 900 different affiliates have made at least one sales. It means it’s pretty popular, also competitive.
And then you’re going to see a big promote button. You’re going to click the promote button to generate a long Clickbank a link and this Clickbank link is your affiliate link. Whenever you send someone to the page through this link and he purchases the product, you get paid. So, that’s how that works.
Also, you’re going to see other things. If it’s a monthly subscription you get paid monthly which is pretty cool. I still get paid for some monthly subscriptions I signed up back in 2011. It’s just like 7 years of people paying me.
Now you can have links to as many different affiliate products as you want. You can promote all of them if you want. What you want to do is to find products and services that can be based on what your market wants.
So when finding a market for like, ‘how to be a parent’, I can go for a kid riding bike, parenting tips, parenting skills, anything related to parenting. I can go to Clickbank marketplace and find things to promote. So these are the two sides, you can be a vendor and have a product to sell, or you can be an affiliate.
The Good, Bad, And Ugly Side Of Clickbank Affiliate Marketing
Now most people reading this are looking to get into Clickbank as an affiliate. So let’s talk about some of the good, the bad, and the ugly about Clickbank affiliate marketing.
It is easy
When we have Clickbank marketing, the good side is that it is easy. You sign up in Clickbank, you get an account and you start making money, literarily, instantly. If you can get traffic, you can make money instantly.
The downside is sales. You actually have to make sales to get paid. So if you go out there and you’re like, “I want to get paid $27 anytime someone buys this diet book” You actually have to get people to buy it. Now in CPA affiliate marketing, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes you can get paid just for people filling out forms, download things, call a phone number, we get paid. Sometimes it’s easier “to go with CPA affiliate marketing. So that’s one of the downsides of Clickbank.
Another downside of Clickbank is that you get a refund. Clickbank has a refund policy that is approximately like 60 days, no questions asked. You ask for a refund and you get it. This affects your sales. For people starting out, if you’re paying for traffic, you’ve got to factor in the refund rate. You need to factor in maybe 10 to 20% just in case you get refunds. That’s another downside.
Trial unprofessional products
Another downside of Clickbank is that a lot of the products are made by people just trying the thing out. So it might not be professionally done. So what we want to do as affiliate marketers is we want to promote the things that convert. We want things that are going to give us what we call the biggest EPC (Earnings Per Click).
If I send 1000 people to my Clickbank link, how much am I going to get paid? I see a lot of people doing Clickbank and they brag about the numbers like 30 to 60 cents per click which for me is quite low. I’m not in the business to make 60 cents per click; I want to make a lot more.
In some market, 30-60 cents per click is good but in a lot of them like diet and weight loss, and money making, that’s not going to be good enough to justify the amount it cost to get the traffic.
So the EPC is very important and you’ll want to look at that. What I like to do is I like to use Clickbank as a supplementary offer (very important). So when I get traffic to my site, I always want to have a blog or a website. I always want to capture the names and emails of people coming to my site.
You Need A Blog/Website For Your Product
Let’s face it, when you promote a product, the average conversation rate is 1% or lower.
That means if you send 100 people to the site, 99 are going to leave without you making any money. So if 99 people leave out of every hundred and you don’t get paid, that means 99% of your marketing efforts are a total and complete waste of time, energy, money and quite frankly that sucks.
So what I like to do is that I like to set up a blog or a website about the topic. The topic could be diet or weight loss, or something like that. When we go after the topics of diet and weight loss, I can get people to my site and I can say, “Hey check this out, I have a guide for you that’s going to help you with dieting”.
They put their name and email for the guide, and I can follow up with them. Now, instead of getting every 1%, I’m probably going to get something like 30 to 60% to put their name and email in the box. Now I’m not wasting traffic, I can follow up and make sales.
When you’re doing internet marketing, 1% more can make all the difference in the world. So now I can get 30 to 60% of the people and build in a mailing list (they put their name and emails), and I can shoot them the Clickbank offer if that’s what I want to do.
This is an example that I did with the tattoo market. I got my tattoo site, and then I said, “Put your email to search for tattoos”. Then on the thank you page, I run an offer for the gift card/tattoo offer, and then I took them over to the Clickbank offer. Now, the Clickbank offer has made about 10% of the income. So when I got like $200 a day, I was getting about 2 to 3 sales of the Clickbank tattoo book and the rest of the income was from the CPA offers. If you want to be a real affiliate and actually want to make the stuff work in a cool way, I’ll suggest
First and foremost have your own website. I’ll teach you how to do this at gohubsite.com and you’ll be in business in like 17 minutes.
Then capture the names and emails of the people that are coming to my site. It is extremely easy to do. We’ll teach you all this stuff here on the channel which is why you’re going to want to subscribe right now and click the bell notification icon. So when you’re doing Clickbank marketing,
- Make sure your offer fits your traffic method
- Make sure you’re driving into a website where you’ll either at least have other affiliate offer or at best create a mailing list and then when you send them over you’re going to get a track from Clickbank.
You can go in and track everything. So you go into Clickbank and see exactly what’s going on at a glance. It is very easy and you can get started right now with Clickbank and affiliate marketing.
What I’d urge you to do if you’re interested in affiliate marketing and Clickbank, whether you want to be a vendor or an affiliate, is to go over to affiliatemarketingdude.com and download our free marketing toolbar. This has all the links and tools that you need to get started making a living with affiliate marketing fast, like literarily right now if you want to.
I know you’re going to love that toolbar. It’s free and all I ask is that if you like it and if you want to buy something from me, go ahead. That’s why we’re putting it over there with what exactly I’ m teaching you to do with this process. So what I’m going to do over on that site is if you want that toolbar, put your name and email on the box, then you’re going to download the toolbar, use it and hopefully you buy something down the line. That’s exactly what we’re doing. If you want to see that process, you can go do that and check out all the things we have for you.
So, Clickbank? Is it good?
Is it something you should have in your affiliate marketing playbook?
Of course, it is.
I hope you enjoyed this article, give us some comments on our Facebook page.
Hey Marcus, what’s Google AdWords and why do you have this big cheque for $1.4 million dollars made out to them?
Marcus: First of all, disclaimer, that’s not a real cheque. Second of all, I did spend close to $1.5 million dollars advertising my businesses, affiliate products and other things on the Google AdWords platform and in this short little video, we’re going to talk to you about what AdWords is, how to get started with AdWords, what the content network is, what’s the difference between AdWords and AdSense and how you could get started using AdWords to promote your business, products, service or market yourself as an affiliate marketer and we’re starting right now.
Speaker 1: And we’re starting right now.
Marcus: Hey guys, it’s Marcus here and welcome inside the backyard office. Today, what we’re gonna do is talk to you about what Google AdWords is, how you can use it in your business or with affiliate marketing to actually turn a profit online and we’re gonna go deep into what makes this work and why it works. Now, if you like this kind of stuff and you wanna learn to make money online with your business or affiliate marketing or whatever it is you got going on, make sure you click that subscribe button and click the little bell notification icon. That way you get the new videos that I come out with when I release ’em and you’re notified when we have live web trainings here every Wednesday and Friday morning, so you don’t wanna miss those, make sure you subscribe. Right now let’s dive right in and let’s talk about what Google AdWords is.
Now, if you were to go to Google right now and you did a search on Google. Let’s say we’re gonna do one for one I’m ranking for, Cartre Bonus, that’s for a product that I’ve been promoting lately that helps marketers manage all their stuff. So if you do a search for Cartre Bonus, you’re gonna see the following results. You’ll notice up at the top there’s one of my listings for affiliate marketing dude that has a little green ad box by it. That means it’s an ad and I’m actually paying for that listing. Now that is ran through the Google AdWords platform. What you do is you go to Google AdWords, you sign up for an account and you can actually bid on keywords or phrases or different types of interests and show up when people search. Now if we scroll down the page a little bit more, you’re going to see a ranking that doesn’t say ad, that’s also from my affiliatemarketingdude.com website.
Now the difference between the two is one is called SEO or free traffic, and the other is paid traffic. Now the reason everyone doesn’t just go for free traffic is sometimes it’s very difficult to get for various word you’re after and maybe sometimes you wanna be higher up on the results as well. So what we have is Google AdWords. Now Google AdWords is like a big marketplace for all the keywords that are searched for on Google and as we know, Google is searched over 4 million times a minute. That’s like 65,000 times a second, that’s a lot of searches. So we got a lot of people searching things on Google every minute and as a business owner, you can literally put yourself in front of whoever you want whose searching Google. Now there’s several things you’ll wanna notice and several things you’ll wanna take a look at.
First of all, we have to look at our keywords. Now behind the scene of our keywords, you’re gonna notice that there is a thing called the Google AdWords Keyword Planner. That’s a lot to say. The Google AdWords Keyword Planner is going to show you what keywords people search for and how many times a month they are searched for. So you might have 30,000 people a month searching for affiliate marketing or 100,000 people a month searching for make money online or maybe there’s 500 people a month in your local area, which is called geo-targeting, that are searching for a real estate agent or a lawyer or a car dealer or something like that. Okay so, first and foremost, we wanna look at our keyword, okay. Very, very, very important. You can, again, go to the Google AdWords Keyword Planner. The next thing we wanna look at is the location, okay? Location. So you can geo-target these and say, “Hey, I only want people in the United States of America,” or “I only want people in Thailand,” or “I only want people in Winter Springs, Florida, where Marcus lives.” Right?
So we have all that stuff there. You wanna look at location. Now when you pair the keyword with the location, you can literally drill down to your perfect prospect. So if you’re a realtor in Winter Springs, Florida, boom, you can get just those people. Your ad will only show when those people in Winter Springs, Florida search for realtor or homes for sale or something like that. Very cool. So we have keyword, we have location then we have what’s called match type. Now this is very important and a lot of people don’t really look at this. Match type is how do you want your keyword to trigger the ad. All right, ’cause obviously if I go bid on something like the word coupon, that’s really broad, we don’t know what people want. Now I can do something like glasses coupon or eye doctor coupon or maybe some other kind of coupon in my area and I can do different types.
So we have broad match, which would be like coupon download. Okay, let’s say we do coupon download. Now that would trigger anything. Now this is gonna trigger coupon, download, download coupon, how to download coupon. I need to download coupon, coupons for download, anything that has the word coupon and download in it. Doesn’t matter the order or anything like that, boom, you’re gonna trigger under broad match. Next, we have what is called exact match and it’s in these little brackets here, okay. If I do an exact match for coupon download, mkay, that means that these people have to search coupon download. That’s it, that’s all you get, just coupon download. Boom. That’s it. Now if I do what’s called a phrase match, that’s in quotes, phrase match, okay. That is the word coupon download, exactly like that but could also have other things in it, right? So if I do house prices as phrase match, it’s gonna come up with house prices in our area, house prices 2018, 2019 house prices predictions, right?
So it’s gonna have everything but it’s gotta have the phrase match exactly in it like that. Okay, so these are some of the different match types you have. So, first of all, we have the keyword. Again, we look at the Google Keyword Planner. Next, we have location, which we do by geo-targeting, you just tell Google, “Hey, where do I want people to see my ad?” Very important, especially with affiliate marketing because some of the things don’t pay you for customers that are in certain areas so very important. And then we have the match type, which is also going to allow you to drill down and find your perfect customer and then, on top of all this, we look at the fact that Google makes it really easy to see your stats and control everything you’re doing. See this is how it works. When you go to set up an ad, obviously, you want your ad to match the keyword, okay.
So if I’m doing realtor in Winter Springs, I’m gonna go through and I’m gonna make my ad say, “Winter Springs realtor” Mkay and then I could say something like, “over two million in sales last month.” Or you could do something like, “Guaranteed to sell or you don’t pay.” Or something like that, mkay, that would be our ad. Next, we have what’s called our URL, okay. Our URL is what is our domain name? So it’d be like, for me, it would be affiliatemarketingdude.com. So it’d be affiliatemarketingdude.com, that would be our URL, and then we have our target link. This is where they’re going to go to. This allows you for tracking and stuff like that or to test different pages, right? So I could say my URL is affiliatemarketingdude.com but the target link is affiliatemarketingdude.com/ga54 for Google AdWords campaign 54 or whatever, right, that way I can track it and stuff like that and send some to your page.
Okay so, really cool. Now we look at that and we get control. So, first of all, you control the keyword. Second of all, you control the location. Third of all, you control the match type. Fourth, we control what our ad says. So if you go in there and you have a product that’s $1000 and you don’t want people that don’t have $1000, you say, “Hey, x product, $1000.” Boom, done deal, really easy, right? You’re gonna weed out all the people. And that’s the whole idea of using keyword and pay-per-search or pay-per-click search, is to weed out the customers you don’t want and focus on the ones that you do.
Marcus: Dude, Marcus, that’s insane. So all this money you sent on Google AdWords, you actually drilled down and got your perfect customer and made a huge profit on your investment?
That’s right and it gets even better because not only do you control the keyword, the location, the match type and your ad, but you also control the amount you pay. Now what you’re gonna see in the Google AdWords Keyword Planner is a suggested bid amount. You might look at something like Winter Springs realtor and it might say, “Hey, you know what? Our suggested bid is between 75 cents and four dollars.” Okay, now what this is, is this is called pay-per-click. Your ad is shown, it’s shown free, doesn’t cost anything to show your ad. You only pay when someone clicks on the ad and goes to your site. Very easy, right? So it’s like I only pay for people who visit my site. Now what they do on your site is up to you once you pay for the click, that’s it, you’ve paid for the click, right, very simple. Now once they get to your site, you can go through and sell them stuff and everything like that.
Now here’s where it gets really cool because I can actually go through and I can tell Google I only want to pay a certain amount per day. This is called your daily ad budget. On your daily ad budget, you can go through and say, “You know what Google, I only wanna pay $20 a day, okay.” You’re like, “I only wanna pay $20 a day.” So if you’re paying a dollar per click, you’re only gonna get twenty clicks a day, which maybe in your business might be enough to generate some income, all right, and maybe some others you need more. But if you get those twenty people a day, at the end of your twenty clicks, Google’s gonna pause your ad and then it’ll start over the next day. Now, in addition to this, we also get pretty much instant reporting, which means if someone clicks right now, I go into my account and I see hey, costs me a dollar, I spent a dollar, I got a click. Here’s the keyword they clicked on, here’s the page they went to. Pretty easy, right?
And then I can go through it and say, “Well, you know, this isn’t working the way I want. I’m gonna pause the ad.” Or, if the ad’s working really good, I could go through and say, “Well, I wanna spend $120 a day.” And boom, there we go, right? So we have full control over everything we do and we can accelerate, we can pause our ads, we can generate this stuff and we can make everything work the way we want and we have 100 percent control over what we do. Now, a little bit of disclaimers here. One, you never want to promote an affiliate product directly on Google AdWords. They don’t really care for that too much. What you wanna do instead is promote yourself or your website as the commodity in your market. That way when people come to you, they can join your mailing list, they can check out the stuff that you have on your site, they could read the information, they could watch the videos, whatever it is you have for them, they’re gonna look at that and say, “Hey, this is really good information, I like this guy, I trust this guy, I wanna learn more about what he has to offer.”
So very, very, very cool. Now, using Google AdWords as a great way to build a mailing list. It’s a great way to sell products, it’s a great way to build your brand, it’s a great way to get the word out about products or perhaps your services, if you’re a realtor or something like that. It’s a very good way to get out there and be seen because literally when you have 4 million people every 60 seconds searching Google, I guarantee people are out there searching for what you have to offer and if they are, put yourself in front of it. Start building your mailing list. Another thing to notice is that Google AdWords is kind of like a bidding war, the more advertisers you have, generally, the higher the price per click goes. So if you have a ton of advertisers, the price is gonna go really high.
If you have low advertisers or zero advertisers, the price is gonna be really low. In some cases, I’m able to get traffic for two to four cents per click, which is really cool in some markets and then in some markets you wanna check out other ways of doing it. Now, before I let you go, there’s a couple of other things you want to know. First of all, is what we called the Google Content Network. Now the Google Content Network runs exactly like Google AdWords, it’s actually in your Google AdWords in your keyword. What it is, is a little check box. Now, if you click the check box for the Content Network what that means is not only are you gonna show up on Google, but you’re also gonna show up on some other search engines and you’re gonna show up on websites that have the Google AdSense code on them.
So if there’s big websites in your market, perhaps you’re in recipes and you go and you get some traffic for recipes, you’re also gonna be on the top recipe sites that use AdWords and your ad will be shown there as well. Now, often, this is very, very less expensive click and I’ve actually gotten millions and millions and millions of visitors. Very, very inexpensive using the Content Network. It’s a lot like banner advertising but it goes through the Google Network and it goes through keywords and everything like that so it’s really cool. And then of course, the last thing you’ll want to notice here is Google AdSense. Now, Google AdSense, as we mentioned, is the content network, it’s the exact opposite of Google AdWords.
Google AdWords is where you’re paying for traffic, Google AdSense is where you get paid for traffic as a website content owner. Now I hope you enjoyed this little video, where I talked about AdWords, AdSense, the Content Network and how to get in with the Google AdWords Keyword Planner and I hope you enjoyed my fake cheque. Now if you like this stuff, go ahead and subscribe to my channel right now. To get other videos on how to make money online, how to promote your business and how to do affiliate marketing and make some extra money or even full time money like I’ve done for the last 19 years. So make sure you subscribe. Put your questions and comments below so that I can use ’em in my next video and I’ll see you in the next video.
Make Money With Influencer Marketing – Become A Social Media Influencer And Profit BIG — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re talking about influencer marketing. This is something you see on the news. You hear everywhere about companies spending millions of dollars on influencer marketing. But what is influencer marketing?
Quite simply, influencer marketing is a person with an audience, or a person with influence. Perhaps they have a YouTube channel, or an Instagram following. Maybe they’re on Twitter, or maybe they have a blog, or something like that. They have influence over a certain group of people.
For example, remember back in the days when we used to watch daytime television, and there was a lady on TV every day called Oprah Winfrey? She built a billion-dollar industry based on a billion-dollar business—or, I should say, based on influencer marketing. If you’ll recall, she had these shows every week, or every couple of weeks, where she would review a book, or talk to an author, or talk about a movie, or something similar.
People started to notice that when she said, “hey, this guy’s book is really good,” it shot to the bestseller list instantly. The reason that happened is because Oprah Winfrey has an audience that likes her stuff. They trust her and they follow her, AKA she has influence.
That’s the key. That’s the pinnacle of influencer marketing.
A lot of people tend to look at the people with the big numbers. Someone with 19 bazillion followers might make good money because of the fact that he has that many followers. But you can also make a lot with just a few followers, if you have more powerful influence.
Influencers, Companies, and the Gap
The first side of the coin is influencers that want to monetize their stuff, those that want to make money. They realize that people are checking out their stuff, people are liking it, reading books, buying things they tell them to buy.
The second side of the coin is companies that want to make money or sell products. These companies look at influencers and see how those influencers can move product. And those influencers can move product because people do what they say to do.
For example, let’s say we have an influencer who talks about tech stuff every day. He tells people, “Here’s the laptop you need to buy, here’s the memory you need to buy,” etc. And people love him. The look at his recommendations and they trust him. If someone’s in the market for a new computer, they go to that guy, and there it goes.
Then, you have these companies that sell computers, like Best Buy or Amazon. They’re willing to spend a lot of money to get a sponsored post, or a sponsored tweet, or something like that, based on that influencer’s traffic.
There is a gap here. Influencers don’t know their influence. They don’t understand their value. Right now, you can go on Instagram and buy influencer posts for like $20, for a guy with like 50,000 followers or subscribers. That’s really cheap. Same thing with YouTube—you can buy ads extremely cheap, because a lot of these influencers don’t realize their value.
But these companies do understand the influencers’ value. They understand that the influencers can move product, and they can do it in a really effective way. Understanding this gap is one of the biggest, hugest opportunities to make money in all of history, because it provides an opportunity for us to get involved in the gap.
Influencer Marketing and Affiliate Marketing
As affiliate marketers, we can combine these two things. A lot of influencers out there know they have 50,000 followers, but Best Buy and Amazon and other companies are not beating down the door to pay them. Affiliate marketing bypasses these companies.
You can go out and find influencers. You can make posts that show up for their traffic. You can even send people to your website and promote different affiliate programs to their markets.
For example, let’s say you are in the motivational market, and you have a website. You could find an influencer in this market and have sponsored ads on their channels, or affiliate offers for various motivational books, or you could advertise your own courses and programs on motivation. You could even be an affiliate for other programs, where people are coaching people success, and you could have that show up for your influencer’s following as well.
But you have to be careful with this. If an influencer starts posting a bunch of your ads for their audience, they might not want to keep paying attention.
If you really want to build relationships with influencers, you can always just become an influencer yourself.
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How to Become an Influencer
- Get an audience
Are there people on Instagram, or YouTube, or Twitter, or Facebook that are interested in a certain thing? Can you compile them? Can you get them in a group? Can you get them in a mailing list? Can you get them to be your followers?
Find an audience that’s interested in something, whether it’s people on Instagram looking for inspiration, or motivational quotes, or people looking for Bible verses, or people looking for the daily funny comics, or something like that. You want to find a group of people, that you know about, who are interested in something.
- Build content for your audience
Your goal is to provide value to that group. The value could be in the form of a daily quote, a daily cartoon, a daily picture, a daily video, or anything like that. That gets your following in the mood to check your stuff out. That is building influence.
A lot of people say they don’t want to be on camera. But you can actually influence people without even using your name. You could just be the guy on Instagram who does inspirational quotes, and all you do is post inspirational quotes. Maybe from time to time, you say, “Hey, go to my site, check this out, check that out.” If you’re in this market, make your audience feel like things are getting better by looking at your quotes. As you create content, you build rapport with people, and you start to bond with them.
- Post consistently
Get out there and start posting content consistently, and post content that they want to see. If you’re the tech guy, post tech stuff. Don’t post something about dogs. Keep everything about tech stuff. If you’re in the motivational market, keep things about motivation.
As time goes on, you have to main your influence, and your ability to influence. The name of the game is that you control the audience. You control their attention. This is the attention-based economy. If you get attention, you win.
Your Responsibility as an Influencer
If you’re going to be an influencer marketer, you need to realize your responsibility in the world. Your following anticipates your next move, and they will do something that you tell them to do. You have to understand what your market is into, what your market likes, and what they’re susceptible to. You don’t want to abuse the influence you have by telling your audience to do things that are not in their best interest, or things that are not going to work for them. You want to stay within ethical guidelines. You definitely don’t want your following to do things that are shady or weird, or things that could be harmful or dangerous.
You have a power. You have a responsibility. Realize that you can reach a lot of people.
That’s why I mostly only promote things that I myself that personally tried. I promote very few affiliate programs that are other peoples’ stuff—I usually only do my own because I know that’s what’s best for you.
Get Started as an Influencer
A lot of people think that the only person who has influence is the most popular person in the world, and that’s not necessarily true. You don’t need millions of followers. There are lots of people with smaller followings who are able to influence, and get people to buy things, or motivate people, or whatever it may be.
I just started on Instagram, and I don’t even know what I’m doing. I have around 600 followers, and I’ve already made a thousand dollars or more. How does that work?
It works because of the power of my influence. You have to create good influence—things that people want to do, that people want to watch. You want to give them a feeling.
I have a little sticker on my monitor, on my desk, and it says: “From this office, you can reach the world.” From where you sit, right now, you can reach the world, and you can reach them in a really cool way. If you have a message to share, you can share it. If you simply want to go out there and make money, you can do that, too. Just do it in a really cool way.
As an influencer, when you’re getting started, you don’t want to wait around for someone to reach out to you. You want to go out there and actively find ways that you can help your audience and earn money while doing it.
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Is it even possible to make up to $500 a day blogging from the comfort of your own home? Of course it is. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the past 18 years from my backyard office here in Florida, and it just so happens that when I want to film, a lightning storm starts, but we’re gonna go ahead and answer those questions about how you can get started making money online blogging, up to $500 a day or more, and we’re starting right now.
Hey, guys, it’s Marcus here from AffiliateMarketingDude.com, and as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been making money online from the comfort of my own home for the last 18, almost 19 years now. In that time I’ve learned a lot of things. I’ve moved from California to Florida, which is the office you saw in the beginning, and I’ve learned a lot of things about blogging, and affiliate marketing, and internet marketing that can help you make money online, and we’re gonna break it down for you and show you exactly how it works so that you can get started on your own. Now, if you like this kind of stuff and you wanna learn about how to make money with affiliate marketing, and blogging, and everything like that, make sure that you hit the subscribe button, and click the little bell notification icon ’cause we got tons of videos that come out for you each and every week, and we also have two live trainings every week right here on the channel that you don’t wanna miss. So make sure you subscribe and hit the little bell notification icon.
But first, let’s talk about something extremely important. No one has ever been paid just to blog, unless they have a job for like two bucks an hour. Instead, you are paid to generate an audience. That’s right. You need to get people to see your blog by talking about relevant topics. So, what it looks like is this. You set out and you find something that people are interested in. Now a lot of people are gonna tell you to blog about your passion, or blog about something you’re interested in, or anything a like that, and that is good, but you also have to be blogging about things people are actually interested in. So if I’m interested in something that no one else in the world cares about, I’m not gonna make any money blogging, so it’s gotta be something very relevant. You can use the Google AdWords key word planner tool to find out what people are searching for every single day. Because the fact of the matter is that over four million people every 60 seconds search Google. That’s four million different searches every minute online. That’s a lot of people, and that’s a lot of people that you can get to your blog.
Now remember, I told you that no one’s every paid just to write, unless they have a job, which probably isn’t what you’re looking for, and even if it was, the amount you’re gonna get paid is very low. So if you’re looking to be a blogger from the comfort of your own home, and you wanna make money with this, you need to generate an audience. You are going to be paid in direct proportion to the value of your audience. Very easy, right? So if you got a bunch of people here and they’re looking at different things on Google, and they wanna learn about a topic. Say for example you’re really interested in these things, whatever it is. It’s actually a sous vide cooking machine. You put it in water, and then you put your food in the water, and it cooks the food. It’s very popular online. Actually thousands of people search for sous vide recipes every single day.
So let’s say you are interested in these sous vide machines. Sous vide. And you wanna make a blog about these sous vide machines, and you start to make a blog about sous vide recipes, and sous vide times, and sous vide temperatures, and sous vide pork, and sous vide steak, and sous vide fish, and sous vide vegetables, and anything else you can sous vide. And people are really interested in this stuff, and there’s actually lots of people that have blogs about this particular topic. What happens is you start to write about this topic, and you get a following, and people start to say, “Hey, that guy’s really cool. He talks about how to cook these things using this machine that I happen to be interested in.” Now what?
Now you got all these people coming to your blog, right. There’s all these people, and they are coming to your blog, and they are reading your stuff, and they are watching your videos, if you have videos, and all these people are coming in here. And remember, how I said, it’s all about the audience. Right, this is all about audience, and it’s all about influence. Can you get your audience to do something? Can you get them to do something? Perhaps we can get them to use a different pen, right. Can you get your audience to do something here like this? If you can get them to so something, then you can make money. For example, perhaps you can get them to download a recipe toolbar. All right, recipe toolbars are really cool, and there’s little recipe programs and downloads and things like that that you can give away on your site, and sometimes I’ve been paid as much as $3 per download. That means I don’t even have to sell anything. They just download the recipe toolbar, and I make money. Now, if you wanna make $500 a day, then all you gotta do is get about 150, 175 people to download that, and boom, you’re off to the races.
Now there’s other ways of making money with your blog, as well. For example, if you’re in that sous vide niche, you can actually find sous vide affiliate programs. Yep, that means you can actually sell the sous vide on your site, and get paid a commission when people buy it.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. So do I actually have to buy these things and ship them out to customers?
No, no, no. With affiliate marketing it’s actually a lot easier. You simply go to one of your favorite websites that offers affiliate marketing. Some of them are Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Home Depot, and thousands of others. Actually, probably millions. You sign-up, you get a custom link that goes to your product. You paste that link on your website. When people click that link, and go to the vendor’s website, either enter their information in a form, download something, call a number, or even buy something, bam, you get paid.
Now make sure that you have a good affiliate disclaimer that tells your visitors that you are an affiliate of the product, that way they don’t think it’s an unbiased review, because you’re actually getting paid to do these reviews in a roundabout way, so make sure you have that as well. It’s actually pretty easy, and you can get those with the affiliate marketing toolbar at AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Now, because these machines are so expensive, you can actually get anywhere from … Let’s say the machine is $200 like I paid for mine … you could get like anywhere from 10% or more to sell the sous vide machine. That’s like $20 each. You sell a couple of those every day, and boom, you’re off to the races.
Now, you can also do what is known as Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a great way to monetize your audience, because all you have to do is stick ads on your blog, and boom, you get a check when people click on the ads. What could be easier then that?
Now there’s other things you can do, as well, like making a mailing list, creating a YouTube channel around your blog. All kinds of different things that can pay you money. Now the name of the game is being able to get lots of people to view your content. And the way to get lots of people to view your content is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is go down the line of what people are searching for. In the beginning, I talked about how people look up sous vide recipes, sous vide cooking times, sous vide this, sous vide that, sous vide vegetables, and literally everything. All you have to do is focus on the people that want things in your various niche.
Now keep in mind, this is just one niche, and you may have never even heard of it until today. There are millions and millions of niches just like this that you can get started with and blogging, and get traffic extremely easy. All you have to do is write about what people are searching for, link them to things that make you money, build a mailing list so you can follow up with people for even more profits, and bam, you’re off to the races, and you can actually make money blogging in a really easy way.
Now the cool part about this is blogs are extremely easy to set up and manage. You can literally set up a blog in about five minutes. I have the instructions here on my channel, or you could go over to GoHubSite.com and watch my video that teaches you how to set up your first blog in literally five or six minutes, maybe 15 if you’re really slow. But, it’s very, very easy to do, and we’re gonna talk to you about how to do that, and all you have to do is focus on what people are searching for, blog about what they want, send them to things that pay you money, and boom, you’re off to the races making money blogging.
I hope you like this little video break down of how to make money blogging. Now, will you get to $500 a day? Very few do. Is it possible? Of course it’s possible. Anything’s possible. Obviously the results are not typical, implied, or guaranteed. I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I know what works, and I can kind of help you out, and that’s what this channel is about, is helping you get started with blogging. So, if you like this idea of building blogs around what people are searching for, sending them to things that make you money, and getting a check in the mail, then hop on over to AffiliateMarketingDude.com and get my free internet marketing affiliate marketing blogging toolbar. Sounds really complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy. You go there, you download the toolbar. It has all the steps that you need to get started with this type of marketing, so that you can start making money blogging from the comfort of your own home as well.
Thanks again for watching. I hope you enjoyed this little video. My name is Marcus. Make sure you subscribe and click the bell notification, and check out my other videos on how to make money from the comfort of your own home with blogging and affiliate marketing.