How to Use Kartra With WordPress + Bonus and Tutorial — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com.
Kartra is a really cool software that puts you in charge of everything. Today we’ll talk about how to integrate your WordPress blog with the Kartra software.
What Does Kartra Do?
It allows you to:
- Build a mailing list
- Follow up with your mailing list
- See stats and analytics (that no other software has)
- Find out who’s responding and who’s not responding
- Put people in different groups and categories
- Sell stuff
- Set up membership sites
- Have videos
- And more!
Kartra not only is a shopping cart with click funnels and everything, but it actually has the HTML embed codes so you can put everything directly on your site, exactly how you want it.
Now for me, as a WordPress site owner, this is a dream come true, because now I can control everything. I’ve been doing this since about 2009 with WordPress, and I’ve been doing affiliate marketing since about 1999, and this is the biggest thing I’ve ever seen.
Before now, I’ve had to do all this stuff by hand, which means since 2009 I’ve had to code everything myself, or have a programmer, get different codes from different autoresponders, have codes from different shopping carts, have buttons on different servers, etc. It’s been a mess. And what Kartra allows me to do is have everything in one spot, paste it into my WordPress, and I’m ready to go.
You can have different forms on different pages, as shown below:
You can even have forms right inside your posts.
Where Can I Find It?
You can get this software at www.KartraProfits.com.
How Do I Use It?
Now, let’s take a closer look to see how this happens.
Different Forms on Different Pages
What if you want to have different forms on different pages?
You can see here I have my Kartra opt-in form right here on the main page.
But if we go over to the hub site page, you’ll notice there is no opt-in form here.
So let’s say that I want to add a different opt-in form here. I would go to Kartra, go to the My Forms page, click on the form that I want, and I can go get the code.
Then I go into my website and find the Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin. I add a new widget inside the plugin.
If I like, I can put some teaser text inside the Contents section to get visitors to opt-in, or I can leave it blank if I just want to use what’s on the form.
Under Contents, it asks me if I’m using Aweber. I select “No” and paste the code into the text box.
Then I can choose the page where I want the form to be displayed. I do that by finding the Pages section and entering the page I want to use.
I scroll down and hit the “Update” button.
Now I have an opt-in right there, and it’s a separate one from what’s on my main page.
Maybe instead of an opt-in form, you want to allow someone to order something directly on your site. So on Kartra, go to the My Products page, and select the product that you want visitors to order.
Let’s say you want people to order the Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin. This will give you the code to display the order form on your page.
Then you copy the code and paste it into your own Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin on your website.
If you don’t want to embed it into a post, you can display it as a widget on the side of the page. Go to the Sales icon on your Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin.
In the Pages section, select the page where you want the form to be displayed. Then paste the code in the Contents section and hit “Update”.
Now you have an order button, and people can order the product right on your blog.
Order Form Button Pop-Up
Instead of displaying the order form itself, you might want to just have a button that leads to a pop-up order form.
Back on Kartra, go again to the My Products page, and select the product that you want visitors to order. We’ll still use the Squeeze Blogs Pro example.
Now hover your cursor over “Edit”. Click on “Edit product”.
A pop-up will display confirming that you selected this product. Click “Next”.
On the next page, you will move through the Basic Info, Pricing, and Contents sections. Keep verifying the information and clicking on “Save and next” until you arrive at the Checkout section.
Then you’ll arrive at the Checkout section. Under “Your checkout page look & feel”, click the “Change” button next to it.
You can choose how you want the form to show up. Select “Overlay pop up window on your site”. Select “Confirm” on the top right corner of the box, and select “Save and next” at the bottom of the page.
Keep verifying the rest of the information, clicking on “Save and next” at the bottom until you get to the end.
Now the product has been reconfigured to display as a pop-up window. You just need to get the new code to paste onto your site.
Go to the My Products page and select the product you want to display (The Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin).
Click on “Checkout”.
Copy the new checkout code for the pop-up button.
Paste the code into your Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin, just as you did before.
In your Squeeze Blogs Pro plugin, you can decide which pages or which posts you’d like the button to be displayed on.
Here you can see the new button on the sidebar of one of my site pages.
When someone clicks on the button, a secure window pops up for the customer to purchase the product.
To learn more, get this software, and get some great bonuses, check out www.KartraProfits.com.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Turn A Small Niche Site Into A Super Profitable Authority Site By Doing This
Hey guys, it is Marcus here. We’ve got a lot of stuffs to cover today. We are going to go over the big question. The big question is: what is the best way to get started with affiliate marketing as a beginner. Is it to start a simple little affiliate site? Or is it to make a big authority site?
Today we’re going to cover that in detail. We’re going to talk about the difference between authority sites and simple affiliate sites. We’re going to cover the difference between these. If you’re reading this for the first time: this is a script for our webinar on YouTube. You can go over to our YouTube channel: Click the little subscribe button and click the bell notification icon so that you’ll get my latest videos when I come out with them and you get a little notification when we go live every Wednesday, 10 am eastern standard time and sometimes on Friday, 10 am, eastern standard time.
Have you heard the difference between an authority site and the simple site? I know a lot of people come here and are attracted to my type of teaching because I teach things very simple. A lot of people are like, “Marcus, you’re kind of simple”, well, that’s just how my brain works. I keep things simple; I like them easy and simple to understand. And I like them to be easy to go through.
You might have heard me talk about, “hey, you know what? Set up a simple one to five page website and you can make money online”, Here is a disclaimer on that: By reading my article, watching my videos, training, webinars, buying my courses and anything that you get from me, there is no guarantee of success. We all know that the average affiliate marketer makes absolutely nothing. But we also know that there are some affiliate marketers over there that do earn a living online (Me being one of them). I’ve been doing this for about 18 to 19 years making a full time living from the comfort of my own home doing exactly what I’m going to show you.
It is very important that you understand up front that what we’ll be teaching you is not guaranteed. Nothing is guaranteed in life but I believe if you follow the instructions, if you follow the steps, you can get results and build on it.
What Is The Best Way To Start?
Is it to go out there, find a niche, put up a little site and let it do its thing like I’ve done many times( like the one-page website that I did that made over 7 figures online)- Is that the best way to go? Or is authority sites the best way to go? (Where you go there and find your niche, build a big site, start to capture all the traffic, really solve that niche and you start to build.
Well, I’ve got to tell you that the answer is neither. A lot of people talk about the simple site, lots of people talks about authority sites, which one is best? The answer is that neither is best. What is best is to test your market. What we want to do is we want to test the market. This is why i like simple site. What I like to do is I like to set up simple 3 to 5 page blog, set it up, get some traffic, test it out. When we test that out, we try to see what’s going. For example, let’s say I want to go into a niche- like promote something like clickfunnles or katra. And I go I there, and I’m like, “okay, I found this niche about people who want to set up a blog”. Now, I can set up a simple little 5 pages (you can probably put this up in a matter of a day if you wanted to and follow instructions).
What you’re going to notice is that when you test your market, you’re going to send traffic to your simple site. If I want to go and say, “Well you know, today I’ve got 100 people to my site and those 100 people want to learn how to set up a blog” They went to my site and get my stuffs. (Again, results are not typical, implied or guaranteed. We don’t know what you’re going to get that’s why we need to test the market.)
So we go out there. We test the market; we take a look at it and check what happened. If I go here and I’m like, “hey, you know what? I’m buying traffic or I’m getting traffic free and perhaps I made $90 that day”.
Now I will look at that traffic and I analyse it and say, “Is this something I can build on? Can I do more with this?” Years ago when I first started the site, about abs workout (which obviously I don’t take my own advise), I built it and within couple of weeks, we were making $120-$160 a day. Sold about 3-4 products a day on that site. When I looked at that, I said, “is this something I want to build more?’. The problem with sticking with simple site method is the fact that you’re not really growing and you’re only volatile. If someone comes in and out beats you or someone comes in and the offer changes (or whatever), you’re kind of left out to dry. For example, the site that makes 7 figures, that offer is no longer around anymore. I didn’t build a big authority site in that niche. Therefore, back then, I made a lot of money, and now I have nothing. So, we’ve got to look at that and say, “how is it going to work?”. Now what we want to do is we want to take a look at the simple site that shows promise. Is it something that shows promise, can I get a sale, can I get interest, can I build a list and can I do something with this traffic? Now, when I set that up and it looks good and promising, then I switch over to an authority site. The only two reasons that you want to make an authority site is:
- You know the market- You’re like, “okay, I know this will work, If I go into web host training I know it’d work, if I go into how to build a blog or WordPress training, I know that’s going to work”, All I have to do is to do the work, take the time to build it up and I have an authority site”. Once you have an authority site, what will happen is that your traffic is going to grow, you’ll have extra content, you’re going to build a mailing list and people are going to come back to you.
So the idea here is to start with the simple affiliate site. Start it out, get it out there, get some traffic, and see what’s going on. Does it look promising? If it looks promising, then we go into our authority site. Now what we’re going to do in the rest of this training is I’m going to go through the steps that you want to take to take your site from small to an authority site.
Now when we’re talking of authority sites, you’re not going to be the authority site for an affiliate, make money. You’re not going to be the authority site for lose weight or mortgage. You’re going to be the authority site in some kind of sub-category of your market. So get it out of your mind that you’re going to be the huge authority on whatever you’re promoting. And get it in your mind that you want to do what I call, “Majoring the minor and start to build slowly based on things you can get”
Now, personally for me, I’m a very impatient person and I like results fast. I like to get results super-fast; I like to see what’s going on. I want to see sales coming in, I want to see people coming in. I want to get something in return in a fast way. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to look at that and say, “Okay, well, if I was to go for barbeque niche, I’m going to take a look at this niche and say, “what can I do?”.
First and foremost, you want to look at your subcategory words because you’re probably not going to be ranked for the word, “barbeque”. But you can build an authority site on something like “smoking time brisket”.
So now we have defined it . Now “brisket smoking times” gets a lot of searches online ( I think the last time I looked it up, it was like 40, 000 searches a month). Now what I’ll do is I’d set up a site that gets something like “brisket smoking time, or brisket. com).
Next thing that I’d want to do is I’d want to find my affiliate offer (how am I going to get paid), Now we’re going to look at this and say, “what am I going to do? Chances are these people probably already had a smoker. Now you can sell them a better smoker but that’s a stretch. Now we’ve got to remember the intent of our market. The intent of the market is the dude is got a brisket in his fridge and he’s like “I want to smoke it and I want it to be good”. Now just to clarify, we’re talking about smoking in the barbeque brisket. So we’re like okay, “brisket smoking time”, we’ve got the affiliate. So what are we going to? Is there any toolbar? We’re going to look at all different affiliate offers for barbeque for cooking different stuffs like that.
Now one of the things you can look out for your niche (for example in the barbeque) is Adsense. Because a lot of companies run ads run ads and they pay for ads using the Adsense program where you can get paid. So we do Adsense as well. So what I’d do is I’d make a list of those that say, “Brisket smoking time”, and set up my page. May I’d make a little video. Now you can outsource this if you want (it doesn’t matter). Now you make your videos and you’re like, “hey, cool, check it out, ’I’ve got a perfect brisket. Now if you want to know the times that I cooked this, it varies depending on the size of the brisket, what the weather is like outside, what the smokers are, and everything like that, e.t.c
What I’ve done is that I went through and put you together in a PDF download report. You can download it, and I bet you if you follow the instructions, everything is going to go well. All you’ve got to do to get that is to put name and email in the box. I’m also going to send you some barbeque stuffs for joining my list, and then you’re going to go.
What I’d first do is to test it out on page traffic.
What I’d do is that I’ll test this out. How many cards. Why? Because I want to control the experience. When I do paid traffic, I can isolate the exact keyword that I want
I can bring them to the exact page that I want and I can now monitor and say, well, out of 100 people who came to my site, 47 joined my mailing lists.
Now if this looks promising ( if I do this and I get 47 opt-in, or if I do 300 clicks and I get 150 opt-ins), then I can go in and say, “okay cool, how much did I make?”
. Well, I gave away 50 toolbars, and that made me $3 each and that’s $150. Again, results are not typical, implied or Guaranteed ( read the disclaimer if you have any questions about this) . So here we go, we’re like “okay cool, I’ve got 150 on my list, 50 to download and maybe one of them bought the barbeque tools and I made $60 or something like that. Now once I look at this and go through, I’m like, “okay, cool this looks good, this looks promising”. Once it looks promising, I keep it running on pay per click. Why wouldn’t you keep something running that’s making money? Then what I do is I go over here and start to build out an authority site.
Now with my authority site, what I’m going to do is I’m going to go for free traffic. I’m going to go for Youtube group, Facebook groups. I’m going to go for all kind of different things, I’m going to make PDF and be helpful to the market. Okay, the goal here is to be helpful to the market but be helpful in a way that drives them to things that they want to get. Like you guys read my articles and you’re like, “Marcus your articles are great, I learn a lot, wonderful! And you’re going to take a look and be like, “well, I’m going to check out this new Marcus mentor me program he’s got over at Marcusmentor.me, I’d check that out because his stuffs helps me and I want to buy it” So you’re going to do the same thing. You’re going to be like, “okay, the brisket guy helped me out so I’m going to want to buy the things that he recommends”. It is called influential marketing or content-based marketing.
How many clicks is enough or promising in testing the 300 clicks?
Okay, what you’ll want to do is well, if I got 2 people to opt-in, no, that’s not good! And if I got 150 people to opt-in and no one bought anything or download anything, then I’m going to revamp and say, why?
If you get the numbers and you’re like “okay, I’m getting 10% or 30% to fill out the email form to opt in,” that’d be great, that would be wonderful. And again, it depends on the niche. Obviously with web hosting it’s going to take a while to get a sale. By a while, I mean like 100 clicks to get a sale in most market.
How much should 300 clicks cost in Adword to be profitable?
Good question! And the simple answer is well; it should be less than what you’re making. A lot of people come to me and they’re like “Marcus, I don’t want to pay a dollar a click”, and I’m like “well, personally I can pay a thousand dollar per click if I know I can make $2,000”. It doesn’t matter, it’s all relative. So you got to look at that. Now in the barbeque market, I’ll be expecting to get clicks from anywhere from 3 to 20 cents a click. That will be the sweet part there. That would be a little high for that market but if I had good converter then it’d work.
Now for this example, if I’m making $150 +$60 on that, then I’d want to be 220 is my initial upfront income then I’d want to be less than that and that would be 22 cents per click divided by 3. And that would be around 7 cents. Again, that’s not a guarantee that you’ll make anything. You have to test this out. You have to be willing to go out there and do this. Now once you look at that, you’re like “okay this is great “. Here are the things that you want to do to build out your authority site. So what I’m going to do is that at the end, you can check out Marcusmentor.me program, get our course at the marcusmentor.me. It’s a simple course that I put together for people who are like, “I like your stuff but I wish to get something where you can help me out”. Now what we’re going to do is we’re actually going to make a video on each of these topics. So there are 31 different videos on money task. We’re going to take you from a simple site to an authority site and if you do this and you tweak it and you test it, you’re going to get some results. By results, I don’t know if you’d make money, you might not. But you might at least see what the market is doing, see what people click on and see what people do. And that’s the starting point of making this work. Let’s go over those now.
And again, if you want to ask exactly how to do them, how I do them every day in my business, you’re free. Obviously the reason why there are 31 is that it has something to do everyday. So if you could do something every day for 15-20 minutes even half hour every day, you can start to build on this and grow big. So let’s take a look at some of these tasks that would take us from the simple affiliate site over to the arms of the authority site.
- Set up a new blog
Okay, so if I have this on pay per click and its working and it’s running and I’m happy and great. I can even use the same domain on free traffic or I can use the separate. For me personally I like to separate them because if you want to be an authority site, you’d want multiple domains in your niche(maybe one for free traffic, one for paid traffic, one for YouTube). So the first thing you can do is to set up a new blog, make it simple and go for something like brisket cooking times.
- Create content
The second thing you can do is to create content. So if you’re sitting there and you’re like ‘Marcus, what do I do? “.because a lot of people come to me and be like “Marcus, I want to make money online “. And their life looks like all I do is to learn how to make money online”. If all you’re doing is studying how to make money and you’re studying affiliate marketing, that’s not just how to do it.
If I get a book about how to exercise or about how to get 6 packs abs and how to work out but I never go to the gym, and I never do anything else other than reading the book, then I’m not going to get any result I want. So what we’re going to do is to move from the realm of theory and ideas and wants into the real me if actually taking actions. Now one of the actions that you can take (which we’ve talked about) is setting up a new blog.
The second one is content for your blog. What you’d do is look at your sub-category keywords and like, “what’s up? What kind of content can I make”. For example, maybe people are looking for, “brisket smoking times 5 pounds or brisket smoking times for barbeque, or whatever”. You’re going to look at your subcategory words, see what’s out there before you start to make your content for your blog, and you will base the content on what they are looking for. And again, make good content and go in and start to add your affiliate stuff. So I’ll make content and I’ll be like, “well, you want to get your brisket up to 85 degrees? You’ll probably want a thermometer. Here is the thermometer and by the way when your brisket is done, you might want to use a Robb or seasoning “. And I got the Robb and seasoning from recipe toolbar.
Do you recommend using free content for your content?
Well, I don’t know what you mean by free content. You mean, taking from other places? If that’s the case I always say no. I recommend creating your own content. The reason is that the search engine like it, people are going to like it. Or when you create your own content or outsource it the way that I show you, you can lead people into what you want them to buy it click or do in an easier way. If you’re using content, it’s not going to be that good.
- Write an email to a list
The third thing we can do every day to start to build this up is we can go through and we can write an email to our list. And again, you want to look at your mailing list like you’re the helpful guy . So if you join my mailing list about “how to cook brisket’. Now I’m posed as the guy who wants to help you cook brisket. It’s like a simple agreement. You’re like, “okay, you came to my site, therefore I probably know more than you about brisket. Therefore you’re going to watch for my emails about the cooking and you’re going to go in and be like, “Maybe I can go in and write an email to this people”. And again, your email needs to be something helpful. A lot of people go out there and all they do is that they email affiliate offer. That’s fine and it makes money but It eliminate your list and you’re not going to make as much.
The reason why you’re not going to make as much is that when you guys see emails from me, you’re looking for content. If I just hit you with an email asking you to sign up for this and that, you’re going to think “Marcus is not as helpful as I thought, maybe I’ll unsubscribe”. Writing an email is easy, you sit down and you’re like “hey, I found a cool way to make a brisket”.
So your email is going to drive them back to your authority blog or your authority site. It’s like recycling traffic which is really cool.
- Make a simple infographic
The fourth thing that you can do is make a simple infographic. If I have a infographic and I’m like “okay, all I’ve got to do is go to clip art and get some images that I have the right to use, make a little image, talk about the graphics and I have a link back to my site. Now I got content, I got email, I got infographic and I can even send the infographic out to my mailing list. I’ll be like “hey I can make this infographic that you can print out”
- Find Top 10 sub-category
Another thing that you can do is find top 10 subcategories. So you’ll go into Google Adwords tool, you type in brisket, you look at what the subcategory words are. Once you start to build this up, what’s going to happen is that your site is going to be in authority and you’re going to rank really fast. And again, let me ask you, how hard is this really? Does anyone think this is ridiculously hard to do? You can just go ahead and learn about the brisket stuff. Go to the store, buy 3 to 4 brisket. Cook them in different ways, feed your neighbors.
Tech stuff is my downfall!
Well, I’m going to tell you, if you struggle with tech stuffs; go up to marcusmentor.me and get the course (they teach you the tech, you get the plugins). Follow my steps, which is extremely easy.
How do you test your site on Adword with your affiliate link because Google doesn’t like Affiliate sites, do we use other traffic sources?
Google doesn’t mind affiliate sites if you providing value. What Google and the other search engine want is a good user experience. So if you’re building on the word, “Brisket cooking times”, and you’re trying to sell them a new barbeque, that’s not good. They’re like “dude, I want to learn the cooking times, I don’t want a barbeque”. If you have a site about the cooking times and you teach people stuffs, they are going to like that. So always focus on the intent, focus on what the market wants, and focus on the delivery.
If you’re sitting there waiting for perfection, you’re not going to get anything done. But if you get something done, follow the rules, don’t be shady, don’t be weird, and don’t mess with people, if you do it ethical then if you mess up its okay. You miss 100% of the shot you don’t take, that’s the quote by one of the greatest hockey guy of all time.
He’s like, “go make the shot if you don’t make the shot you’re not going to get anything.” Again, not everything is going to work. Some of the videos that I put up, they flop. some of the videos that I put up they kick butt. Like the one I did last year that is over 130k views which is small but to me, I can make a lot out of that.
What does it take to get approved by Google Adword?
A good website and legitimate information it’s actually pretty easy.
- Create a new blog post
You go out there and you’re like, ‘I made the content for my blog now I’m going to make a blog post”. Again, you put your blog post about the keywords that you found.
- Make a new video
Video freaks a lot of people out. However, there are people out there that are outsourcing videos that do really well. So if you need to do that, outsource it. I mean your content that you wrote for your blog, send it to someone you’re outsourcing to. You say, “Read this, and give me the audio”. It won’t cost you more than $5, maybe $30 if it’s long. They read the article on audio, they send you the audio file, and you just put some slides to it. You can even just put the audio on the screen.
- Make an audio
Depending on your niche- If your niche warrants an audio like in the personal development space, audios are going to work great. You can literarily make audios of quotes that people had. I know a guy who is a YouTuber and all he does is to us other peoples content. And he’s goes like millions of subscribers, make a lot of money. All he did was “Hey, here is the top 10 things that Tony Robin says”., So you can do an Audio and post it on Podcast sites.
- Make a list of downloads
Think about this: If you’re in a market like home renovation. You can go and find renovation articles, links to the PDF and make a list. You’ll be like, “here is a link to the PDFs”. That’s a value because it is something that is helping someone do something easier. We forget that value can be something simple. We forget that Google’s value is the fact that they link you to pages that you want.
They didn’t make the content; they just index the content in a way that works. And boom! One of the biggest companies in the world because of that. Facebook, they are using your content like you write contents for Facebook. You go on, and you’re like, “My dog went swimming in the pool today, here is the picture”. You just made Facebook content. They are getting traffic because of you. You can do downloads or helpful site. Like there is a guy here who said, ‘where do you go to get outsources?”. That guy who answered his question could make a list of sites to go outsource on and he can use his affiliate links. And now he’s got a piece of valuable content he can put on his site, he can make a PDF; he can make an infographic.
- You can make a step by step list
This is like you want to make a blog: step 1, step 2, and step 3. Put your steps and show them how to do whatever it is they are searching for. And you can do this on all types of keywords like, “steps to making the perfect chicken, or even steps to setting up your barbeque the right way”. I want you to image what your site will look like if you just did one of this a day in 31 days. Instead o going out there looking for the fast way to make money, you can just go out there and say, “I just want to add value to the market every day in the form of a list, audio, video, whatever.
- Buy a solo ad
You can go out there and find someone who has a mailing list about barbeque and you can buy an ad in their mailing list and can drive a bunch of traffic to you in literarily like, overnight.
- Answer questions
You can go out there and you can answer people’s questions. You can be like, ” hey I’ve got this site about brisket, do you have any questions? ” They put questions on the site, you answer it in the form of a blog post or a reply and you make sales and get more traffic. I have a forum where we go through and people ask questions, I provide answers, they rank in the search engines, build me up as an authority site and gets traffic every single day.
- Submit a press release
One of the ways that’s very easy to get the stuffs going and fast is you can do a press release. The purpose of a press release isn’t so much like get channel 9 news to pay attention to you; it’s to get big sites linked to you. So better than backlinking is press releasing. So we can set up a press release that goes like, ” here is a site about barbeque and we’re going to teach you how to make brisket, Marcus has the greatest barbeque”.
- Make an opt-in page
So let’s say you have your niche and you’re like, “well you know I know a lot of people are actually looking at brisket Robb so now I can make an opt-in page and say put your name and email to get my brisket Robb
- F,Q,FB,INSTA Backlinks
A lot of people are going to talk to you about buying backlinks. You don’t do that, that’s just stupid and it can get you in hot water. What you want to do instead is you want to build backlinks from things that are relevant. So I can go out and do backlinks on Facebook groups to get traffic. I can go answer questions on Quora or I can go to different blogs only niche and I can answer questions on blogs. I can go on forums and answer questions. Literally it wouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes. People are likely to come to your site because they like your answer and you can make sales.
- Interview someone
Let’s say there is a top dude in the brisket area and you write a mail like “hey I want to feature you on our site. Would you be willing to do an interview? Again, look at this as something you can do every day.
I want to give you actionable steps that you can use to build your site from a simple little blog to an affiliate big authority site.
- Restructure your content
Can you take anything you’ve done so far and restructure it. Can you take your interview and maybe make a video, podcast or an audio? Can you transcribe it and make a PDF? There’s lot of ways you can do this and I hope this isn’t hard.
- Set up ads for your site
Ads would be like an affiliate ads. What I use is my smart affiliate ads plugin. The smart affiliate ads plugin install on your blog, you put some images and boom, you got awesome looking ads where people click. Our clicks through rates are great with that. You can also set up a new set of ads.
- You can create Webinar notes
So like you can do a live stream or a Webinar and you can create little notes for it. Again, this one is kind of advanced so if you haven’t done a Webinars before, don’t worry about it. But a good way to connect with your market is to have a live stream.
- Test your market
You can test with webinars. You can test with pay per click. Now you can test with pay per click on a new keyword. What if you have a site and you’re like “I want to get all the people that want to buy hosting or clickfunnels or katra”, I can go test a new keyword.
- Make an excel calculator
Like the home improvement niche, you can do a home improvement loan calculator on excel. People download this. They loved this stuff. I made a budget calculator on excel and it worked really well. For example, if you’re in the brisket market, you can do one to calculate your brisket cooking times.
- Set up a simple forum
You can literally make a barbeque forum for a barbeque niche (if you’re in that one) and people will talk about one.
- Make a member site
What if you have a member site on how to make a barbeque? Isn’t that a great idea
- Write a letter
You can write a letter about barbeque. I’m the brisket guy and I’ve been trying to make perfect brisket and I keep running it. What I figured out are this 5 things,…. “. So you write a letter, send it to your list and boom! I’ve made lots of money making sales letters to my markets.
- Organise info
Does anyone notice that our whole job as an affiliate marketer is organizing information? I mean, organize things that help people. I’m like, “okay, how do you make your background on your website different? “. I make a little theme, I compile the info and go learn how to do it and I compile the info and send to the things that I want to use to make money.
What if all you did was watch training videos on how to do things and you’re like “all I do is to organize the info”. Let’s say you’re in the marriage counseling niche. You go and watch different things, you learn what people want and you organize the info. You’ll be like “hey, I studied the top 50 experts in the market and here is the top 3 things that they said to avoid divorce”. “I studied the top internet marketers and here is what they said that you need”. So all you need is to organize the info.
- Run a banner ad
Running a banner ad does two things.
- I can get cheap traffic to my site and make sales. Great!
- I can learn what my market wants to click on. What we want to do is we want to click this stuff and we want to learn our market all the way. So if you want to build the authority site, we are going to go through, learn about the market and what they clicked on.
We can go to other sites in our market and learn what they want.
Brief questions on what we’ve done so far
What exactly is a banner ad?
It’s an image ad on a website. We actually have a video on my channel about how to do banner ads. I would advise you to watch that.
Would you recommend starting straight off with an Aweber or wait till you know your site is getting the traffic?
It’s up to you. If you want to build a list, then start off with that.
What if you set up your site before this videos and you didn’t get a neutral website domain?
You want a domain about a topic. So if I want one for brisket I’ll do one for brisket.
- Find stuffs to share with your list
Maybe you found a good barbecue video, you can share with them. Don’t link directly to it, link them to your blog and you can share that video. A lot of people don’t look at the simple things that they can do every day that makes a difference. If you do these simple things every day in a deliberate way, it’s going to start to build over time.
- Find PDF for your market
You can go out there and find different PDFs and reports . What if I go out and I find out 10 PDF that can help you with something? I want you to look at this because a lot of these stuffs are native to the way that people react and respond. Like if I was your friend on Facebook and you’re like “Marcus is pretty cool because he always sends me videos on how to do the laundry”
- Write a book chapter
You can actually take and compile all your stuffs into a book. You can take your blog post and turn them into a book. It works really well.
- Sell from a new angle
You can sell from a new angle. You can go out, listen to your market and find out what they want. You can find out different angles to sell something. Perhaps you can sell a barbeque down the line because you’re building up the authority site.
- Outsource content
Yes, that’d be a great idea.
If you want to get my video series, check out Marcusmentor.me. This is our coaching program. It’s a low-end coaching program designed to get you in this. You can get the plugins, videos or notes of all of my webinars. So if you like my videos, that’s the best place to go. In addition, we will give you all the tools that you need. All of my students, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the simple site, or high ticket niche. I’d recommend that you go for the marcusmentor. Me site because it’d give you an extra edge and it’s going to be your support. It is a monthly thing and you can cancel whenever you want by going to pcmoneymaking.com ( that’s our support site).
Do you get this course with the high ticket niche?
No, you do not. This is separate and it’s something I want you to join if for anything but to get the notes of webinars.
Have you ever used the feedback form for your website to get a better understanding of what your market wants?
Yes. I actually used the feedback form several years ago.
Looking for a video on the squeeze page plugin?
Go on simple site. Com and get the video. There is a video of all the plugins.
If I’m having difficulties with conversions, is that something you can help with?
Yes, one of the benefits of being in our mentor course is that you can actually submit your site for review. So if you go through and you’re like “Marcus, I’ve got a site but no one is signing up”. You can go in there and say, “Take a look at my site” and we’ll take a look at it for you.
How do you use the subcategory words to rank?
Well, you want to find words you know you can rank for. You don’t want to go for one that’s too competitive.
And again, once you sign up for the mentor program, 0p get detailed videos on all this. Some of them will be live, some won’t.
You can do that on Marcusmentor.me
Is the site reviewing a free service?
No, because I get so many reviews daily, I can’t humanly possibly answer them all. So if you want a site review, sign up for our mentor me program at marcusmentor.me and submit your site for review. I’ll take a look at it. As long as you’re a member you can ask for all the reviews that you want.
Email affiliate marketing- how much profitable nowadays?
Way more profitable! If you have any mailing list, you can profit if you know what you’re doing.
Can you capture emails without an autoresponder if you’re not ready to market?
Yes, you can but don’t. I think on our sites, you can go to affiliatedude.com and you can get our free trial of an autoresponder. So give yourself a free trial.
How many simple sites should your authority site link to?
None! They should be one and the same.
My goal here in the mentor program is to show you how to make it work and literarily, it’s less than the price of a cup of coffee a day. If you have videos showing you how to do each of these tasks every day and you just start doing them, and you come back like, “Marcus, I did this task and it did rank but I’m not getting sales”. You can ask questions like that in the mentor me program and we’re going to help you.
What is the minimum amount of pages or post an authority site should have?
There is no answer to that. It depends on your keywords.
Does your high ticket niche have this program?
No, it’s separate.
How does GDPR affects opt-in?
It’s only for U.k. people as I understand it. We’re going to have a video on that. I don’t think it’s going to affect it much if you do it good.
Everyone should be in the mentorship program. It’s inexpensive and there is no excuse.
I have a breakdown of our courses. So if you want to learn about our courses, you can see them at Marcusmentor.me. You can actually go there and sign up. It’s got a little sales letter that talks about what you’ll get. You’re going to get the 31 profit tips video recording. You’re going to get the killer plugins and tools. You’re going to get professional webinar notes from every webinar that I do.
You’re going to get blog profit network and tools and videos. You’re going to get personal handholding and a whole lot more. So you just go there, you fill out the forms, put your info in and you’re off to the races. I hope you enjoyed this training. Do the 31 steps, Go to Marcusmentor.me, watch the videos on this steps, do it the right way, let me know what result you’ll get and hope you’ll make this business work for you. Thanks again for reading and I hope you enjoyed this.
Hot Affiliate Niches & Offers for 2018 — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com.
Today we’re going to talk about the hottest most profitable affiliate niches that you can get into in 2018. These are niches that have tons of money attached to them. There are lots of people in these niches making lots of money right now. Let’s dive right in and talk about the hottest niches of 2018.
The first top-most profitable niche is web hosting. This is a big niche that pays a lot of money. Companies will pay anywhere from a couple of bucks up to $300 or more when someone gets a dedicated server or shared web hosting account. This niche is really good, because people are building sites like crazy, and they don’t know how to do it. You can show them how to build sites, tell them to get web hosting, and you get paid.
I make about $50,000 a year just off of web hosting commissions alone, off of one little site
that I built on a webinar back in 2015. So, it’s pretty lucrative–I’m close to over $100,000 on that site, just off of one web hosting affiliate offer. So, it’s a really good niche.
Online Training Courses
The second most profitable niche of 2018 is online training courses. These are great because they cost very little for the person who develops them, and they make a lot of money. There are courses for literally everything—how to manage depression, or how to take care of your dog, or how to learn to fish, or whatever it may be. There are lots of sources out there (such as www.Lynda.com) that have training videos and courses, and you can be their affiliates and make lots of money when you sell their courses. Some courses sell for upwards of $100,000—imagine getting a commission on a $100,000 training course! It’s estimated that this is going to be a $100 billion-a-year-industry.
The finance industry is great, because there’s always money in it. Every day, people are getting
mortgages, buying houses, refinancing their homes, getting credit card loans, buying new cars, refinancing cars, dealing with budgets, dealing with spreadsheets, or just trying to manage their money. All you have to do is find one segment of the market, get really good at it, help people with it, and you’re off to the races. You can get anywhere from $40 to $100 per lead. You don’t even have to sell anything—you can get someone to fill out a form and get $100.
I have had sights in the gas prices niche where I sold credit cards, because people wanted to save money on gas, and the gas rewards credit cards made them able to do that. And I got paid like $100 every time they applied for a credit card.
Next, we have Fiverr. This is a really good one, because people want things done. They might want someone to make a logo, an article, a voiceover, a video, an image, backlinks, someone to do this or that. People always want someone to do something for them. Fiverr has an affiliate program which, last I heard, pays $100 when someone signs up for the site and bids on a job. This is also attached to outsourcing and things like that, which also has a lot of stuff involved in it, stuff that you can get into and make money really fast.
Here, companies spend millions of dollars to build the perfect software platform. These are software-as-a-service, which means they are monthly recurring services for customers. So, the cool thing about being affiliates for these companies is that you get commissions monthly. This is a great way to start building recurring income. And here’s a secret: you don’t want to go market these services under their product names; you want to go and find people who want the product, but don’t know they need it yet.
For example, I want to find people who want to put a mailing list on their blog. They want to put a little form that gets them into their mailing lists on their blog. I take them and I say, “Here’s how to do that. By the way, you’re going to need Aweber to be able to do that. Click here to sign up. I’m an affiliate, I get paid, which is why I’m going to help you out.” And if I send someone over to Aweber and they sign up, I get 30% commission for life.
I’ve built a recurring income of about $4,000-$5,000 a month within just a few days promoting one of these services. And that’s goingto go on as long as these people are customers. If I get more customers, that number builds and grows. I’m still getting paid every single month from people that bought back in 2010, back when I just started doing the monthly recurring stuff. And I still get paid over and over.
So there you have them. These are the top affiliate niches of 2018. They’re really hot niches where you can make a lot of money, and people are banking it huge, building up a recurring revenue with these streams of affiliate offers. But the key is pairing the right traffic method with the right affiliate offer. So how do you find the right affiliate offer for you?
I’ve put together something really cool for you, and I want you to check it out. When you go to find affiliate offers, you usually have to search a lot of places to find the best offer. So I actually made an offer search tool. If you go over to www.Ineedoffers.com, you can put your search term in based on the niche market you’re in, and we’re going to help you find the best affiliate offers that are going to work for you.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
Make Money with Affiliate Links on Youtube: Affiliate Marketing Tips for YouTubers — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re talking about how to make a living with YouTube and affiliate marketing. Does it work? What are people doing right? We’ll show you how to turn your YouTube channel into a full-on business, so that you can get paid doing what you love to do—making videos.
First of all, what is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is where a company has products and services to sell. They use affiliates to help them sell those products. They generate a custom link for each affiliate, and when the affiliates send people to that link, they get paid. As an affiliate marketer, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 18 years from the comfort of my own home.
YouTube and Affiliate Marketing
When it comes to YouTube and affiliate marketing, things are a little bit different. They’re not as linear as search-based marketing. Most YouTubers don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to affiliate links. They’ll create a video, and in the video they’ll say something like “link in description”. Then down in the description they’ll have a bunch of words, and then they’ll have their raw affiliate link displayed.
If you’re a YouTuber, you don’t want to do it that way. There are two main reasons you don’t want to have raw affiliate links on your YouTube channel. First of all, you’re not building a brand. If viewers go to the link and they don’t buy, then they’re kind of lost in cyberspace. Maybe they’ll watch another video again. Maybe not. But either way, they’re lost.
Second, most raw affiliate links don’t have a disclaimer. If you are doing an affiliate marketing, you need to have a disclaimer. If a viewer is watching your video, they might think you’re just a kind person that wants to help out. They might not know that you get paid for sending people to your link and when they buy. If you don’t have a proper disclaimer, you can get into legal trouble.
Monetize with YouTube
If you’re a YouTuber, you might have an audience, and you might have views on YouTube, but you might not know how to monetize them. Or worse, maybe you’ve been demonetized. Well, there’s actually a better way than just relying on views.
Understand Your Audience
In my years of affiliate marketing, I’ve found that you can make more money by understanding your audience. You have to realize that every single view on YouTube is an actual person. Then, think outside the box and think about what your audience ultimately wants. Each person that interacts with your videos does so with a purpose, whether it’s for entertainment, education, etc. You have to get the intent out of them and understand what it is they want to do. Then you can drive them to the things that help them.
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Own Your Own Website
The key here isn’t just to brand your audience, but to brand yourself as well. If you’re going to do YouTube and affiliate marketing, you need to have your own site. You also need to have your own domain name. You can learn how to do this in my video over at www.GoHubSite.com. It’ll take about 15 minutes to set up, costs about $6 a month, and you can have as many different sites on that hosting account as you want. Then you can do lots of affiliate marketing with YouTube and other stuff as well. Instead of giving people your long, ugly raw affiliate links, you can send people over to your website, where you’ll have your affiliate links.
Get Visitors On a Mailing List
When you send people over to your site, you can also have them put their name and email in an opt-in box. This is very important, because it builds you a mailing list. This is your audience—you did all the work to build it up on YouTube, so you might as well make the most of it.
Once you get them onto a mailing list, you can contact them and understand them and get to know them better. And you can send them different offers all the time. You might do this through standard affiliate programs, such as ClickBank or Amazon. Or, you might give them offers some other way.
CPA marketing is an alternative to affiliate marketing. This stands for cost-per-action or cost- per-acquisition. Instead of having to generate a sale, you can get paid on downloads, forms, clicks, phone calls, free trials, leads, and things like that. This is a lot more lucrative because it’s a lot easier of a barrier of entry. When you send your visitors these offers, they’re going to convert way higher than pay-per-sale offers.
So remember: When you’re doing affiliate marketing on YouTube, you want to say no to direct affiliate links, and say yes to creating your own site. You want to say no to shady tactics and yes to having disclaimers so that you are covered. You want to say yes to owning your site, building a list, and CPA marketing.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
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Make Money Online Today With Affiliate Marketing Full Tutorial On How To Get Started Right Now
Is it even possible to start affiliate marketing as a complete beginner today and be paid by the end of the day?
Today what I’m going to do is I’m going to show you the tips that you need to do if you want to make money fast. Yeah, we’re talking like you can make money by the end of the day (like my record in less than 13 minutes from the time I set up a new site.) We actually got money in our affiliate account within 13 minutes. So this is something that can happen fast and something you can use and start getting results right now (I’m a big fan of getting results right now).
First of all, I’ve got a disclaimer on this because obviously by doing these steps you’re not guaranteed to make anything. There is a risk with affiliate marketing, most affiliate marketers end up making nothing but some of them actually do make money. What I’m going to show you is based on what I’ve done. So if you are up for a challenge and you realize that this video and notes are no way guaranteeing that you’re going to make anything, then I will urge you to follow through and check it out. Now there is a lot of other stuff that is involved in affiliate marketing which I also teach on my YouTube channel.
So first and foremost, make sure you subscribe and click on the little bell notification icon so that you get all my videos when I come up with them. And you can be here live every Wednesday and Friday at 10 am where we do a live training every day to help you make money online with affiliate marketing.
Now let’s go ahead and get started and show you how to make money fast on the internet.
So, maybe you’re like this guy here (fig. 1). You’re always chasing the dollar trying to find the next big thing that’s going to help you make money. But nothing is solid. Nothing is going to show you a real-world way that makes sense that you can start right now and see results literally right now. You feel like there is still a big invisible brick wall that’s stopping you from getting the money. We’re going to show you how to get rid of that brick wall. So grab your coffee, get ready because this is going to be a wild ride showing you how to profit
Now the first thing you need to remember and ask yourself when you say, “Can I make money right now on the internet?” is what is the barrier stopping you?. The barrier stopping most people is the fact that there are a lot of people on the internet right now. Right now as I’m preparing this note, over 4 million people every minute search Google. Lots of people are watching YouTube videos, people are in Forums and lots more.
People are visiting different websites. People are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram right now this minute. So when they say, there is no way to make money right now, they are not understanding the fact that people right now are online. And whenever there are people online you can make money. All you have to do is get in front of them and show them something that’s relevant. Now we’re not talking about going out there and throwing them with crazy stuff.
What we’re talking about is finding a group of people with something that they want, need, desire or something they need a help on, and get some information because that’s what the internet is all about. People are out there right now and they are looking for something. For example, here you are reading my article right now along with many other people that are doing the same thing. And you all want something in common-you all want to learn how to make money on the internet, fast.
So my goal is to show you and drive you to affiliate offers that make me money and possibly sell you some courses and things like that. Same thing with you and your market. You’re going to go through; you’re going to find people who want to lose weight or people who want to learn about technology products or people that want coaching or whatever it is. You’re going to find those people. And that’s your group-you have to remember that those people are here right now (fig. 2). And they’re here right now looking at something.
Right now there are 100 of millions of people on Facebook. If I can get involved and understand where they are, and I can position the right thing in front of them, a sale can be made. Just like last week when I positioned myself in front of a Facebook people and made over $30,000 in sales out of a simple promotion that didn’t cost me anything to run. So we’re going to show you how this works. The idea here is to understand that these people are online and they are searching for something. Your goal is to carve out a little niche market. You’re going to say to yourself, “what do I want to go into and who do I want to help? ‘
Now you can go through and do it in two ways like: “what do I know about? What do I really understand or I’m an expert on?” Or you can go through and check my trigger words to see what people are searching for and interested in. Now for the sake of making money fast, I’m going to teach a way that I usually don’t teach but I think it’d help you.
Find An Offer That Pays Money
Firstly, what we’re going to do is to find an offer that pays us money. So we’re going to go to Offervault and we’re going to look through the offers (fig. 3). For example, we can type in fitness and we can see there is “neutral system, help weight loss diet that has $165 commission and lots more”. There’s literally an offer for everything. And the cool thing about CPA marketing is that we can get paid for literally anything. We can get paid when someone buys something, download something, fills out a form, tries a product, clicks, link, literally anything.
As you can see, I have the toolbar and you can see that we get paid when people download all this kind of toolbars and stuff like that. Maybe we’ll go for this one here which is like a Yoga thing (fig. 4). This is like, ‘get healthy with Yoga”. It’s like Yoga toolbar that they download that’s free for them and we get paid $2.06 cent when they download it. And if we want to take this a step further, we can even type Yoga poses into the Google Adwords keyword planner (fig. 5) and see that 301,000 every month type in Yoga Poses with most of it having a low competition. We’re going to show you how to get free traffic as well. Now we can see what the landing page of this yoga looks like (fig. 6).
As you can see, it’s not the greatest landing page, but hey, it’s got a toolbar, it’s free and it pays $2 and 6 cents. So if you want to make $100 a day. All you’ve got to do is to make 50 people download them and boom, there you go! You can literarily get results right now and get the money in your affiliate account.
All we have to do is to go through and say, “yay, I’m going to go for Yoga”. So now we know there are people out there looking for Yoga, we’ve got the toolbar that pays us.
Set Up A Generic Site
So now what I’m going to do is to set up a Generic site that I can use for lots of different affiliate offers and drive people to this. So now what we’re going to do is we’re going to use free traffic methods because all these people looking for Yoga stuffs are out there on Forums, Facebook groups, blogs, and all over the place looking for Yoga stuffs which are great. So we can get in front of them in a really easy way. Now the key to making this work whether you’re doing Yoga, weight loss, or mortgages is to provide something of value to the visitor.
For example, what would people value if they’re looking up Yoga stuffs and yoga lifestyle? Maybe Yoga poses, Yoga exercises, benefits of Yoga or anything else that’s going to help them. If they are in Mortgages, maybe I can provide something on how to get approved on mortgages with bad credit. If they are in weight loss, maybe I can do review of the top weight loss program or something like that.
If they are looking for technical stuffs like how to set up a blog, maybe I can talk to them about how to set up a web hosting. The thing is you’re going to provide a kind of content that will draw them in. What kind of content will someone want if they’re looking for Yoga poses? Maybe like a printable Yoga poses guide. Now the key to making this work is to put in valuable content on a website and making that website so that you can send people to and get them to click on your affiliate link as well.
We’re going to do this in a really cool way. We always want to tell them that we’re an affiliate and we get compensated. And want to provide value upfront. We don’t want to direct link people to affiliate offers because it doesn’t have a disclaimer and that’s not a good practice and most places like Facebook and Google don’t really like that model.
Set Up A Simple Hub Site
The first step to making this work is setting up your simple hub site. This hubsite is something that you’re going to use with your niche. You can do one hubsite for a bunch of niches or you can do a bunch of hubsite for different niches. For the sake of this training, we’re going to get one based on a bunch of niches. And I’m going to get a domain that is generic that I can use on lots of stuffs, point people back to me and send them to my affiliate link. So let’s go ahead and dive in and get that started.
Before you get your hubsite the way that I teach you at gohubsite.com, what you want to do is to look at both the free version and the paid version. I realize that you might be on a budget and have nothing to spend. If that’s you, what you can do is to go over to something like, wordpress.org or Blogspot and set up a blog.
Now the downside to doing the freeway is you’re not going to get the domain name that you own. You’re not going to have the flexibility and you’re not going to have all the stuff that I had to make my blog and site run like a top running machine that’s going to get you paid. So there is going to be some barriers if you do it the free way. If you do it the way that I teach you, it’s going to cost you about $95 for the entire year.
They’re going to give you a domain name, Pay per click coupons so you can buy traffic for free, and stuffs like that. So it’s really good, and worthwhile at $95 a year. And you can use this to have as many sites as you want. You can have like a weight loss domain, Yoga domain, fitness domain and a lot of them. I run over a hundred different sites on one hosting account for $95 a year. That’s super cheap. The goal isn’t just to put money into it; it is to get money out.
So what we want to do is called a self-hosted WordPress blog. This is very easy to do and only cost about $6 a month to set up. They give you your first domain name for free (We’re going to show you how to set that up). The full instructions on how to do that are at Gohubsite.com. I’m an affiliate of this offer so when you sign up for this web hosting, I actually get a commission. This is what affiliate marketing is all about anyway.
First, we’re going to go ahead to Gohubsite,com and click the big Get started button. We’re going to see a page that looks like this (fig. 7). We’re going to click on Get started now. What this is going to take us to is a page where we can choose the free domain name (fig. 8). They’re going to give us a free domain name.
Over at gohubsite.com, I have a list of trigger words that you can use to get a domain. What we want to do for our free domain is to get something generic, small, and something we can use for everything.
You can see that we have a big list of words over at Gohubsite.com (fig. 9). This list of words is going to help you. Now if you already know what market you’re going into, you’d want to use keywords related to it. For example, if I was going into the weight loss market, I’d type something like weight loss and take something out of our list
( on Gohubsite), and do something like “weight loss question”. (Fig. 10). So get generic, let’s go for “faster guide.com”, and then proceed (fig. 11). So we’re going to go ahead and use this domain.
Next, I’m going to put my info as shown in the video: To make it inexpensive we’re going to go ahead and choose the 12-month price. Now, we can do our payment info, agree to the terms and conditions, click on the submit button and we should have our web hosting in a matter of seconds.
Can you see how quick it is?
As you can see, we have our web host set up for fasterguide.com (fig. 12). Next, we create our password
(fig. 13). Now once you’ve logged into your main hosting control panel, it’s going to look a lot like this (fig. 14). So we’re going to go ahead and start editing:
We’re going to go ahead and login to the WordPress for fasterguide.com. As you can see it is automatically installed (fig. 15) on our domain (awesome). So we go ahead and login to WordPress dashboard.
First of all, we’re going to go to, <Settings>General>. (fig.16) what we’re going to do here is to change our site title and tagline. We don’t change anything else. Then you hit the <Save> button.
Next, we’re going to go to Reading and make sure that our homepage displays a static page (fig. 17), and just choose the sample page. We scroll down and hit <Save>
Next is the permalinks. On permalinks, what we’re going to do is t have it set as <Post name> (fig. 18). Scroll down and also hit the <save> button. That’s all for the settings tab.
Next is the <appearance> where we’re going to upload a custom theme, so we click on Upload (fig. 19). What you’re going to do is to use the themes at fastprofitclass.com. This is the free theme I made for you to make this super easy to set up. Click on upload themes and follow the guide on the video.
So we’ll go over to our hosting control panel. Go to File manager>www>wpcontent>Themes>100BACKLOGOALL. Then go into the Images folder and replace page.png and logo.jpg. So you upload the files from the computer. Once that’s done, it’ll actually replace the files and turn them into your logo and your background, just like this (fig. 20).
Now, the reason e use this themes (even though it looks simple) is that they convert. So we want something simple that’s going to draw the user in and actually help make sales.
What we’re going to do next is to go back to our WordPress dashboard, then go to Theme options. What we’re going to do here is to edit the disclaimers, privacy, and all other stuffs. Once I’m done, I can go ahead and hit save.
Next, we’re going to go into our plugins(fig. 21). The most important plugins you’re going to want is the link plugin. So we’re going to hit Upload plugin. Again, this file is going to be downloadable over at fastprofitclass.com. So we’ll click, Upload>Choose file>afdlinks and install.
Now, what the Afdlnks plugins allow you to do is take an affiliate it and cloak it on your domain. So instead of going to some big URL, or some kind of bit.ly, we’re managing it one spot so that we control it, people will remember it and tracks it. So, once that’s installed, you’re going to see the affiliate marketing dude tracker. Then you can go into settings (fig. 22) and change your Url parter and follow the guide in the video. Now, all we’re going to do is start diving in and making content. What we’re going to remember is to ask who you’re making content for. Check out for examples of this in our video.
You can use my squeeze blog plugin which you can get at fastprofitclass.com (we charge for that though) or you can get it at our simple site course at simple site bonus.com. The way that you manage this is that you go over to you WordPress dashboard>Appearance> Widget and you notice that your sidebar is completely controlled by your widget (fig. 23).
Now, what I prefer to do is either a one-page site or use the squeeze blog pro plugin. What this plugin does is that it allows you to control everything on your sidebar. Now, this is for when you get more advanced.
Now once I have the site the way that I want it. If it’s something like this (fig. 24), then I’m ready to go. I can now take this page (fasterguide.com, go to a forum, help people out that are struggling with how to build a site. You can go in like YouTube support groups and teach them about different gear to buy. You can literarily go there and post your link to the best gear guide for YouTubers.If its mortgages, make a guide on mortgages and have a form to fill out and you can put your affiliate offers on anything.
Now if you want to start making money right now( once you have your page set up) is do Google search for whatever your site is, go to forums or go find facebook group or go find places where these people hang out. Be really helpful and link them to your site.
Now it’s very important that you focus on helping people for two reasons.
- It’s cool, its goodwill and you’re going to get a lot more people to buy
- You don’t want to be like a spammy crazy guy just blasting all the stuff everywhere just to make some money because that’s not good.
You can also use these pages for solo ads, banners to get pretty much instant traffic using the pay per click ads to get traffic. All kinds of things you can do to start driving traffic now.
Now once you have this site set up and you’re able to make the simple pages that get people into stuffs, then you can promote them whenever you want. Now, disclaimer-There is a risk with affiliate marketing, most affiliate marketers ends up making nothing but some of them actually do make money. What I’m going to show you is based on what I’ve done.
So do something, get it rocking and roll, test the market right now and get some results. I hope you enjoyed this note. I know a lot of stuff was techy but I want you to not get overwhelmed by the tech. Just go over to fastprofitclass.com, download the PDF guide, print it out, follow the steps, watch this video, read the notes, set something up and start to make pages around helpful contents that lead people into affiliate offers.
Make sure you subscribe and click on the little bell notification icon so that you get all my videos when I come up with them. And you can be here live every Wednesday and Friday at 10 am where we do a live training every day to help you make money online with affiliate marketing.
Go try these stuffs out. Again, be ethical, be helpful, and play in the rules and help people out and you’ll do really well. Thanks again for reading this notes.\
ClickBank Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How to Earn Money as an Affiliate or Product Vendor — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’re talking about ClickBank. I want you to understand exactly how Clickbank works, and if you’re a beginner, how to get started with it. What are the pros and cons of using Clickbank as an affiliate marketer? How could you get started making money pretty much right now?
Clickbank started about 18 years go, back when I started internet marketing, and it’s basically a digital product sales mechanism. There are two different sides to using Clickbank, one as a vendor and the other as an affiliate.
Clickbank has tens of thousands of product vendors. They mostly work with digital products. These may be software products, services, e-books, or something like that. They also get into some physical products as well, but mostly it’s digital.
If you have a product or service, or something you want to sell, you sign up to be a Clickbank vendor. I order to have your product on Clickbank, you have to pay a $50 product review fee. They review your product and make sure it’s good, that you’re not doing anything shady.
Once it’s approved, you set the price of your product. Then Clickbank gives you a link where people can purchase the product. When they do, they put their credit card information in, and you get a cut of the sale—which is the product price, minus $1, minus about 7% for processing fees. It’s much more expensive than a regular merchant account, but it’s very easy. You can sign up and be in business literally in minutes.
The other side of the coin is the affiliate side. Product vendors can choose to pay affiliates to promote their products, and they decide how much commission affiliates can make, anywhere from 1 – 75%. As an affiliate, you can sign up with Clickbank for free. You’re not charged any fees, but because the vendor is charged 7%, that gets taken from your cut when you make a sale.
When you sign up for an affiliate account, you get your username. Then, you can go and find a product. You do this by going to the Clickbank product marketplace. There you’ll find tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of products, and you can choose which ones to promote. You’ll see some information that goes along with each product:
Product name: This is exactly what it sounds like.
Average per sale: This is the average amount you can expect to make when you sell the product.
Gravity: This is how many affiliates have made a sale in the last month. So if there is like 900 gravity, that means 900 different affiliates have made at least one sale. That means it’s pretty popular (but also competitive).
Promote: When you click that button, it’s going to generate a long Clickbank link. This is your affiliate link. Whenever you send someone to the page through this link, and they purchase the product, you get paid.
Rebill amount: If it’s a monthly subscription, this is how much you’ll get paid monthly.
[smart-affiliate-ads group=”5″ position=”random” limit=”3″]
You can have links for as many different affiliate products as you want. Then you can go into Clickbank and see which offers made you how much money that day. You can see exactly what’s going on at a glance.
On my site, I actually have a Clickbank calculator where you can figure out how much money you’ll make from a product as an affiliate. You can go to www.AffiliateDude.com/Clickbank, see the calculator, and learn more about how to make money with Clickbank.
The Good and Bad Sides of Clickbank
Most people here are looking to get into Clickbank as an affiliate, so let’s talk about some of the good and bad with Clickbank affiliate marketing. The upside to Clickbank is that it’s easy. You sign up at Clickbank, you get an account, and you can start making money right away (if you can get traffic). Your account is live, and your links are live. You have one account, and there are thousands of products available.
Clickbank also has some downsides. One downside is that you have make a sale in order to get paid. This is different from CPA (cost-per-action) marketing, where that’s not always the case. With CPA marketing, sometimes you can get paid just when people fill out forms, or download things, or call a phone number, or try a product for a dollar. But with Clickbank, you only get paid when you make a sale.
Another downside is that a lot of the products on Clickbank are made by people just trying things out, so they might not be professionally done landing pages that get conversions. As affiliate marketers, we want to promote the things that convert. We want things that are going to give us what we call the biggest EPC, or earnings-per-click.
Tips for Using Clickbank
You want to find products and services that are based on what your market wants. So if you’re in the market for parenting, you could go for “kids riding a bike,” “parenting tips”, “parenting skills”, anything related to parenting. You could go to the Clickbank marketplace and find things to promote.
Let’s face it. When you promote a sales-type thing, the average conversion rate is 1% or lower. That means if you send 100 people to your site, 99 are going to leave without you making any money. So, if 99 people leave out of every 100, and you don’t get paid, that means 99% of your marketing efforts are a total and complete waste of time, money, and energy. And quite frankly, that sucks.
But there’s a way we can combat this. When I use Clickbank, I don’t just want to go put the link out somewhere random. I like to set up a blog or website about the topic. When I get people to my site, I want to capture the names and emails of people who come looking for the product. So I offer something that’s going to help them, in exchange for their information. Now, instead of a 1% conversion rate, I’m probably going to get something like 30% to 60% to put their name and email in the box. I use that to build a mailing list. Right after they put their name and email, I can shoot them to the Clickbank offer if that’s what I want to do. Personally, I like to have a little thank-you page with other offers, and that does really well.
Now I’m not wasting traffic. I can follow up, and market to my list over and over, and I can make a lot more sales. It’s extremely easy to do. When you’re dealing with internet marketing, 1% more can mean all the difference in the world.
So when you’re doing Clickbank marketing, 1) make sure your offer fits your traffic method, and 2) make sure you’re driving them to a website where you at least have other affiliate offers, or at best create a mailing list. And then when you send them over, you’re going to get a check from Clickbank, and you can go in and track everything. If you want to be a real affiliate and actually make this stuff work, I would suggest first and foremost to have your own website. I teach you how to do this at www.GoHubSite.com, where you can follow the instructions, and you’ll be in business in just minutes.
So, is Clickbank the be-all-end-all? Maybe, maybe not. But is it good? Yes. Is it something you should have in your affiliate marketing playbook? Absolutely.
For more information, visit www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.
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.