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  1. Adsense
  2. Clickbank
  3. Offervault
  4. Comission Junction
  5. Linkshare / Rakuten
  6. Amazon / Big Box Stores
  7. Maxbounty
  8. Globalwide Media
  9. Affiliate Program
  10. Shareasale

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Make $100,000 Per Year with Affiliate Marketing

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

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

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

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

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


Find a niche

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

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

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

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


Buy a domain name

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

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

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

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

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

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


Get web hosting

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

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

Set up a website

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

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


Go through your keywords

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

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

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


Find affiliate offers

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

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

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


Make content

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


Get people to opt in

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


Get traffic

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

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

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

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


In conclusion

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

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

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

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

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

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$100,000 Per Year Affiliate Marketing Roadmap

Beginner’s Roadmap To Make $100,000 Per Year With Affiliate Marketing

Hey guys, its Marcus here from affiliate marketing dude.  I’m at the video conference and it’s been great.  I met my buddy Jeff there. Jeff was hanging out and I don’t usually get recognized a lot, but when I do, I freak out because I’m introverted and anxious.  

Check a picture of me and some guys here and his friend freaked out.  

They are like,  “what the hell,  Marcus is here” and I was like “okay,  who did I pissed off? ” So he comes in and he’s like, “hey, don’t worry, my buddy is a good fan”.

His Buddy’s name is Justin”.  Justin wants to ask some questions about affiliate marketing and I think you are too.  

Justin is a real estate agent and he wants to know the next steps to get to $100,000 with affiliate marketing in a year.  He is a real estate agent and he wants to make money with affiliate marketing, separately. So he’s like, “how do I get started?” He has been watching my video for a while and he even had my shirt too.  

He wants to get out there and do this stuff.  So what I’m going to do is to show you what I’d do if I was brand new in affiliate market, if I didn’t have any money( or maybe about $100), and I want to start doing affiliate marketing.

We are going to take you step by step on what to do, what to invest in, what you need to do to get to $100,000 a year because it sounds like a big goal, but in actuality, it’s only $274 a day.  If you break that down into 24 hours a day, that’s $11.42 an hour.  So let’s get started right now.

When I first started my business, my first goal was to make 6 figures online.  I wanted to make $100,000 a year from the internet and from the comfort of my home. I knew there was a way to do it, but I felt really stuck because no one showed me the way and there was nothing like a road map.  

So, what I’d like to do today it’s to give you the road map that took me to my first $67,000 a year, $100,000 a year and even my first million dollars a year.  We’re going to break it down and show you exactly what you need to do.

If you like this kind of stuff and you want to learn more about making money with affiliate marketing and other online methods,  I urge you to click the subscribe button, hit the little bell notification icon because we’ve got a lot of videos here to show you exactly what you need to do.  

We even have a live stream every Wednesday at 10 am (Eastern Standard Time) right here on the channel, and you’re not going to know about it unless you subscribe and click the bell.

For now, let’s go ahead and learn exactly what you need to do to hit that 6 figure mark with affiliate marketing.  

Disclaimer- Now, I’ve got to tell you: The results are not typical; I don’t know what you’re going to make. Nothing in life, business or in anything is guaranteed. All I’m going to do is to show you what works me and countless people as well.  The average person who tries affiliate marketing unfortunately never gets any results. Usually, because they don’t try, but even if they do try, there are some variables. 

So, if that sounds and you’re not expecting $100,000 to fly out of your computer the minute this training is over, then I think you’re going to like this article.  So let’s go ahead, dive right in and get started.  

9 Steps To Take Before Starting An Affiliate Marketing Business

1. Find A Refined Audience

The first thing that you need to do when starting your affiliate marketing business is that you need to find your refined audience. You are going to find a group of people that are interested in something. The more you know about this group of people, the better.

These people could be anything: it could be people looking for how to save money, ways to make recipes, or Indian cooking recipe, etc.  And we’re going to go through and find that group.  The best way to find this group is by using the Google Keyword Adword tool.  I have a video on my channel that talks about this tool.  This tool is the backdoor to Google. The backdoor shows you what people search for, on a monthly basis.

So,  I can go to my Google Adwords tool and type something in,  like,  “puppy won’t stop biting”, and I can see that almost 10,000 people a month are searching for “puppy won’t stop biting”. Now, that’s what we call a niche market. These are your group of people. Now, your niche market is going to start with a keyword like that, but it’s going to branch out and broad.  So, you might find out as you’re going through that the niches are going to segment into several different little niches.

So you can have something like, “puppy won’t stop biting, puppy biting too much, puppy won’t sleep, puppy won’t eat”-different things related to your niche.

Now, you want to tighten it and yet you want to be broad enough to where the money is.  Obviously, with 10,000 searches a month, you’re probably not going to make $10,000 in this market. So, we have to refine it and look for other keywords and acronyms as well.

2. Look For The Intent

Also, we’ve got to look at the intent.  Why would they search for this? If you’re in a market like, “love cryptocurrency prices, live cost prices of gold, mortgage refinancing rate, or how do I know I’m getting a divorce, e.t.c., you want to look at the intent. The intent of someone looking at “puppy won’t stop biting” is that they’ve got a puppy and they really need to train their puppy because it’s biting them and driving them nut.

Again,  I urge you to check out my video about Google ads planer and how to use it.  

3. Get Your List Of Keyword

So, you’re going to get your list of keyword and be like, “okay, here is my group of people, I know what they want- they want a well-behaved puppy”. They want to have people all over and they don’t want the puppy to jump up- they want to train it so that they have a peaceful life with a puppy that only plays when you ask it to.

So, that’s the goal, that’s the intent. Now if you don’t have that goal, I’d urge you to check my video on trigger words. This is where we go through and find a niche.  If you need help finding a niche, we have a service where we actually find a niche and set up a site over at

4. Find A Niche

When I first started almost 20 years ago, my first niche was going after reports that people wanted on how to save money, how to deal with a credit card. I built a site about that, noticing what these people wanted. I wasn’t as good as I am back then, but it worked.  And I made my first $27, had my first $67,000 and the idea was to have that site to cater to these people.

5. Buy A Domain Name

 Now, the next step after you get your people and you find a niche that would work is to go ahead and buy a domain name. A lot of people are like, “Marcus, can I do this with free hosting, domain name and I don’t want to invest a dime”. That’s not the kind of people I talk to. This is going to take some money.  You can do these steps for about $100, maybe less.

We have some options as well: we even have free options. Just do it right.  Again, if you’re aiming for $100,000 a year, you’ve got to see this as a business.

For some reasons, when people try affiliate marketing and internet marketing, their business sense just goes out the window.  A domain name will cost you about $8 or you can go over to it’s going to teach you how to get a domain name for free with your web hosting.

Also, on, I also teach you how to set this up the way that I do.  The reason why I tell you to get hosting through me is because I’m an affiliate and I get paid when you sign up for hosting.   Another reason is because I do this with my sites. I use the same hosting so all the training that I put out is based on that hosting platform.

Now, it’s very important that when you get your domain and hosting over at, that you get a domain that fits your niche. We’ve got to get something more refined.  I would want to get something like, “ or

I want something very refined, something based on my keyword and I want to do this for every niche that I’m in. I also want something that’s easy to remember so that they can come back to me or go to me from a video. When people get confused, they don’t go to your site or buy anything. So make it easy, make it based on the keyword and very specific.  That’s what we’re doing here. If you want to get to the goal, this is your roadmap. So you find your niche, get your domain name and your hosting. 

6. Set Up A Website

The next thing you want to do is set up a website. When I set up a website, I use WordPress.  I use WordPress for everything. The only time I don’t use WordPress is when I want to make a little order form. WordPress is super-easy and you can have it installed in minutes. All the tools that I designed for you in my courses works on WordPress, you just install and you’re off to the races.

So As A Recap Of The Steps:

  • First, get a niche and get it refined.
  • Make sure there is money in the niche. If you find a niche like, “how to peel a banana” and there is no affiliate offer and you can’t really find a way to make money, that’s probably not going to work. However, for “puppy won’t stop biting”, I know I can sell pet insurance, e-books on puppy training, gift-card type offers for pet companies, I can generate leads for local pet hospitals, and lots more. The two questions you have to ask yourself are, do I have a niche and is their money in the niche?
  • If the answer is “Yes”, you go to step two where you buy your domain name and web hosting.
  • Step 3 is to set up your WordPress. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to spend a thousand dollar on a theme. Set something up simple, we have plenty of free themes. They are based on what I’ve used to make millions of dollars with a WordPress website. Don’t deviate: sometimes people deviate and they try their own theme. It doesn’t work that way. If you follow a proven formula, you’ll get a pretty good result.

So, Now What?  

7. Go Through Your Keywords

The next thing you want to do is to go through your keywords. You’re going to find a lot of them. Let me pull open the Google Adwords tool so you can see how this works.

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In the Google Adwords tool, we can actually go through and we can look up keywords. So, let’s do, “puppy biting” and you’re going to see lots of keywords that people look up, relating to puppy biting.

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As you can see, there are up 10,000 people on the search.  So, we have “stop your puppy from biting”. So, that’s our golden keyword.

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Check it out, low competition, 13 cents on the low end and not a lot of advertisers.

So, we go to Google and search for the keyword,

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Here is the thing: people don’t understand this, if you do, you may be on your way to 6 figures. The same people who look up “puppy biting” are the same people who buy pet insurance, then watch what happens.

If I search for “pet insurance”.

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look at that: that’s over $17 a click. That is actually saying is that the people interested in pet insurance are actually interested in “puppy won’t stop biting”.

8. Find A Way To Make Money

So what that it’s actually saying is that the same people interested in “puppy is biting” would probably be interested in “pet insurance”. It’s just a little bit different way to get there. Not everyone would be interested, but a lot will (even if it’s 1%, you’re still doing good).

We can also go to (which is where I go and find my affiliate offers), and I can type in “puppy training”.

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You can also tweak your search for something like “dog training”.

This is one and it pays $31.76.

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Your goal to make $100,000 in a year is to serve this market really well. So, what you’ll want to do is to make content based on how to stop a puppy from biting.

If you don’t know how to make a content or video, then outsource it.  If you want to make $100,000 a year, you have to get some skiN in the game. You can do it yourself and make it free and you can also outsource it for like $20 an article, then you can go to Fiverr and get someone to make a video about it.  If you like dogs, get into this market and do it.

The way that I set up my site is simple, I go to, and say, “you want to get your marketing tools?  Just put your name and email in the box”.

Now, on my content stuff (like when I say,  go to, I have a tutorial. And it’s really easy.  

I can just build up a niche mini authority site in the “puppy stop biting” niche because that’s the deal.  They want their puppy to stop biting, and you have the solution. Then, you build a mailing list for people that have puppies. You mail that list and get them back to your affiliate offers and then you start to make money.  It’s not that hard to do, people just over complicate it.  

On your site, you should have a little thing that says,  “put your name and email and hit submit” so that I can give you my “puppy stop biting guide”.

9. Find Forums In Your Market

Now, if you want to get this going, (some niches will be competitive), all you have to do is to find forums in your market.  So you can go to Google and search for “puppy biting forums”

Great, here are all the forums

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You can go to these forums, learn about puppy biting and help people out and lead them back to your site. The problem is, people get up one blog post and expect to get rich overnight. You’ve got to build, grow and test them. Affiliate marketing isn’t as hard as people made it cracked up to be.  

Obviously, there is a lot more to it, I’d teach you a lot more about it in other training. So, pick your niche, go down the list and start making content.  If you want to get content, you can go to and it goes for as little as $4 for an article. Just put them on your site, make good stuff, make some videos, start to rank it, test some paid traffic.

 The more you test, the more data you’re going to get, the more data you get, that’s when you won.  The internet and affiliate marketing is driven by data. The data doesn’t care how you feel.  It doesn’t care how much money you’re going to make.  It doesn’t even care who you are, it’s just data.  

If people don’t go to your site and don’t rank, go back to your data and figure out what to do.  Follow this path, keep at it for like 6 months to a year, do paid traffic if you want to make money fast.

Again, be careful with paid traffic because you can lose money. This is business, you can lose money in anything, but I’ve got to tell you- if you do it right, it’s pretty done cool. I’ve lost a little bit of money, but I’ve made way more.

 If you want a mentor, go to and get started with it.  You can learn how to get me as your mentor and we’ll teach you how to do it.  

This is your roadmap: go down the list,  make content, give good stuff,  lead to affiliate offers,  rinse, repeat,  build list,  email list, laser-focus on your keywords, laser-focus on your market, put good offers in front of your network and you should get some results. Thank again for reading the roadmap to $100,000 a year.

Fiverr and Affiliate Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

Lots of people are looking this up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can find the tool here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now we have a fancy PayPal button.

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

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

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

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

Once again, to get the button creator, visit this link:

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25 Success Tips With Evan Carmichael #believe


25 Success Tips With Evan Carmichael

Hey guys, its Marcus here and I just got back from a video marketing world in Texas. It was really great. Actually it was the first time I’ve been to a video conference. I met some really good people and had some time to sit down with some pinnacle business people in the video marketing space. I want to share an interview (something like a fire-site chat) that I had with Evan Carmichael.

Who Is Evan?

Evan started his YouTube business/channel from nothing and built it to over 1.5 million subscribers, and hundreds of millions of views. He’s got books, and a full-hedge business that he created from his YouTube by simply going after the tactics that I teach you-where you go through and find out what people want, what they are searching for and you build out some contents.

One of the things that I like most about Evan’s content is the fact that a lot of it is sourced together and picked from other places. He’s actually creating content based on what other people do. On his channel, you’ll see things like, “Top 10 tips from bill gates, Top 7 things an entrepreneur needs to know”.

In this interview, I had a chance to sit down with him and get real. I hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s raw, real, and we go through the struggles and what it takes to really make it in a business, whether its YouTube, search marketing, Affiliate Marketing or whatever it is you’re into. I’m sure you’re going to like it.

If you like this kind of stuff and you want to learn more on how to make money online with affiliate marketing, YouTube channels or any business in general, feel free to subscribe and hit the little bell notification icon so you can check out my videos to enjoy us live every Wednesday at 10 am.

Now, let’s dive right in into my interview with Evan Carmichael and the 25 success tips he shared with us.


Interview Session With Evan Carmichael- 25 Success Tips

Marcus: I have got Evan Carmichael, who is a YouTube legend. He has a lot of subscribers/following and he built it up from nothing (which is awesome.) That’s a story I really like because I can relate to that (having started mine from nothing).

Now, how do you go from just being a guy who wants to get subscribers and followers on YouTube or how do you build from nothing? How did you go through and say, “Hey, I’m going to reach this crowd” (which by the way, his crowd is filled with success-minded people which is the most-broad you can get, making it extra difficult). What are the steps you took to actually implement and grow?

Evan: I think the first part is just starting. When I first started, I wasn’t trying to be YouTube famous. It was an experiment. I think people don’t try enough things then i think I should try.

25 Success Tips From Evan

1: Try Something.

If you think you may be good at something, go give it a shot. My first video sucks, this happens to everybody. That’s always a journey, and it’s a process-just try. If you get an idea, just do it. My first video I have up is a profile for Disney. I was doing that with my website and having a success with it before I moved to YouTube.

I’m a visual learner. I have a successful website, it’s growing, and we’re making money. Since I’m a visual learner, I wished it was video content. Then I said to myself, ‘what if I just made a video?”. Then I made a video on Walt Disney and put it up on my channel (which was nothing) and my website and we got a bit of view on it. Though it’s not blowing up but it was fun to make.


  1. Find Something Missing In Your Niche Community

If I was watching that as a first-time entrepreneur, I’d like that so that’s cool. So, I thought to myself, the 19-year-old boy would love this video and I want to make more. That’s the starting point. It’s like, if you want to get married, then you go on some dates. You’re not going to get married on the first day.

  1. Use Your Pain To Help Others And Grow Their Business

Your purpose comes through your pain. My pain was struggling as an entrepreneur, getting started even when I don’t have any money and all those self-doubt.

  1. Don’t Expect Your First Try To Work Perfectly

So, that’s the mindset, I had a fun time doing the video and it took a ton of work. It was multiple days of research and filming and everything like that. The outcome was not anything to my standard, but I love doing it.

  1. Continue To Make Quality Content For Your Market

As it transitioned from hubby to business, I continued to make the content (I took breaks, maybe a couple of weeks), and the model was always- “get a couple of content, compile it, know what works”, which is cool. I’ve always been fascinated with quotes.

For example, the sites that have tons of quotes are boring as hell. No one wants to scroll through a thousand of quotes. So, when I look at that, I’d be like, “I can rank for some author and quotes, really easily”. I would just compile the video.




Are you looking at “okay, people are searching for this; therefore I’m going to make this?”


  1. Start Before Having A Perfect Strategy

I think you need to start before having a strategy. If you get an idea, just start and try it and just see. For example, in affiliate marketing, I think too many people think about affiliate marketing for 2 years and then look for the perfect plan and strategy and they still don’t do it before they make it look like some big huge thing. Just start, be part of anybody’s lunch campaign and just see if you like the process.

  1. If You Love It And Keep Going, You Win!

Did you like the process; did you like going through the lunch sequence?  Did you like trying to create content?  If you love it and keep going at it, you’ll win.

Marcus: I totally agree because people get so stuck and they are like, “okay, I need to have this decision; I need to know this and that”. When I started, I was only like, ” I need to make money because we were broke and had kids on the way” and I was like, “I need to make a website for a limo company because they need them”, and I just tried it.  I didn’t wait till I had this huge structure.

The idea is to get started somewhere. Put a post up, put a video up, get a webpage up. Just get something out there and get a feedback. It might suck, but you can go from there.

Evan: Every big persons and hero you look up to had a lot of pain in building their business. Their struggle led to their success.  I’m a huge believer that “your purpose comes from your pains”.


  1. Focus On Serving Your Market

You gain by serving others.  If you’re not happy in life, then you’re not serving other people enough.   The best businesses are serving customers. For example, in affiliate marketing, you’re selling a product that you believe in that will help the customer in getting results, not just trying to get a commission. For me, I struggled so much as an entrepreneur.

I was making $300 a month, I turned down “dream jobs” that my friends wanted to do. The worst part is that my friends were making 6 figures and I can’t even afford 20 bucks.  I was too embarrassed and ashamed to tell people that I wasn’t doing well. I just kept working hard and hustling, but I had nothing.

At a point,   I told myself I want to quit, and then I came back.  Because I struggled so much as an entrepreneur, now I want to help other entrepreneurs. That was my pain-free. I still feel the suffering of $300 a month and being embarrassing and shamed because I didn’t have anything.

  1. Let The Struggle Motivates You

Just put in work, I mean real efforts, not something like, “I think it’s going to be easy”. It wasn’t easy for me.  I didn’t get results- because in other things that I worked on, I usually get results.

But here, it’s not happening.  So I feel that frustration and know that most entrepreneurs don’t make it, and this became my purpose to help entrepreneurs go through those days. I got saved by bill gates by researching his company, like “how bill gates went from zero to one.”  That’s all I want to do, not the next million now.  How did that happen?  What can I learn from it?




  1. Model Something That Works

I learned from him and I make it work on my business and within a couple of months, I had my first cheque for $39,000, and to me, that was money and ridiculous. At that point, I had a strategy that I can keep using (more like a one-off sales) that keeps working. That’s why I also love modelling success. Because, by modeling bill gates, I built my business.

How Evas is getting me to figure out my “stop drinking model of success! 

Marcus:  A lot of us have that drive for a while.  For me, my dream was to do the affiliate thing.  But my main dream is that I want to change the narrative of alcoholism in America because that’s what I went through and that was my pain-point. It was a very difficult thing because, for me, I was an entrepreneur, I was successful, had my money, no one knew what I want through but it was absolutely out of hell.

Evan- how did you get out of the alcoholism? How did you get sober?  What were the tactics?

Marcus: I went insane.  Alcoholism was really bad; you don’t sleep when you’re living on alcohol. Not getting sleep will make you insane.

Evan: how did you fix it?

Marcus: It fixed itself.  Four years ago, I was drinking. I was like, “I can’t do this, and my identity was business”. I looked at my numbers and I was like, “hey, we only made 6 grand today, I’m a loser”, then depression sets in.

Then, when I went insane, I was actually taken out of my house (non-voluntarily), and then they take me to a mental hospital. As I was sitting there, I was watching this lady as she was having a conversation with no one. Then I said to myself, “I’m Marcus, an entrepreneur and I don’t belong here”. And then, something goes off in my head and tells me, this is exactly where you belong, you’re insane.  And me being the control freak that I was, I realize that there is so little in my life that I control. I can’t control what happens with my kids, I can try, give them the best, but I can’t control it.

Evan: how did you realize that?  Did you read a book?

Marcus: It came slowly.  At first, I went into rehab and for me, I’m anxious.  I churned out a lot of money to go to the rehab and its pretty ghetto.

I can’t even shower when I want, I don’t have my own room. To me, that experience was like, “all better off”. So that was my first realization of “I have no way to control my environment” and then when I got out, I started listening to inspirational audios and everything changed.

I used to be a street preacher and I came from that background. I listen to preaching from this guys and it just shocked my world.  For example, they say, money is not real. I was like, ” I’m an entrepreneur and I work for money all my life, how do you mean, money is not real?” It’s a statement of imagination; it was all based on an agreement. I was like, “so all these things that I’ve been working on, and everything my identity was built on is a total fake. There is no Marcus”.

And I just came to this point that I was like, it doesn’t matter. There are over 8 billion people on the earth, what makes me so special.  From then, I realize that I deserve what the least person on earth has.  I wake up, and I don’t know why I was born in America. The kid in India that struggles to get food, that’s what I deserve. And looking at that, I’m not special; I’m just like everyone else.

I can go do whatever I want.  I’m not living to what you think I am or what you want me to be or what I want me to be.  And that works for me, because I looked at it like, so many people who come out of alcoholism are totally pissed off people that can’t drink. And for me, I don’t even care anymore. I don’t drink anymore because I can live with my anxiety and I can accept myself.

My life philosophy is that, “if I had your upbringing, and I was like you, I would make the decisions you make. If I had that exact path, I’d be you.  Therefore, I can’t judge you or tell you what to do.”

  1. Find The Feeling In Your Pain That Others What To Avoid In Life.

How did you bring that into the business? Whether it’s strictly alcoholism or lots of people have things that do not really apply to alcoholism, the sense of being out of control. The sense of having a sense of addiction that they think it’s beyond them.  I think, even that transition from where you said, “I just changed”. Here is what actually did the change: “I went in and sought help, listened to this and learn this”.  That’s what you did.  You can break down the process for other people.

  1. Find The Model Of What You Did To Get The Results Others Want.

I think it’s cool because you can do that with anything. Internet marketing is at the core, I think about just helping people.

  1. Have Integrity In Your Business

My goal is for people to build a brand. Even anybody in affiliate marketing, my goal would be to firstly recommend products that I use. A lot of people don’t do that and that’s why I think affiliate marketing gets a bad rap sometimes. What I’d want to do is to build a brand so that whatever I recommend, people will want to go in and give it a shot.  So I’m not trying to find a new audience each time.

Marcus: This is exactly how I look at it.  I look at it that you use the little stuff to build what’s going to build the brand. For example, if I want to do quotes or training on something, I’m going to do the little tiny bits because those are going to build up into the brand.

Evan– sure, as long as those “bits” are per the foundation!



  1. Have Laser Focus And Intent In Everything You Do

If you have the intent to build the brand, stay on top of it. Let them see your face, not just landing pages behind the scenes.  Tell them your stories and everything. Tell them why you’re using this product.

  1. You Are The Value

My goal would be whenever you call up through your product; people want to buy it because it’s you.  They’ll look at it just because it’s you, even if they don’t have the interest. So, that’s the building the brand part, where people are attached to you and your story and the reason why you’re doing things, more than search and intent.

  1. Play The Big Long-Term Game

Direct marketing is still amazing and it works, I just think it’s a small game compared to building a brand.

Marcus: for those that are looking for a small game too, what would you say, in terms of content creation.

Evan: I think it starts with the decision of do I want to be the “how to” kind of person per do I want to build a brand. If you’re doing a “how to” channel, you can talk about to sell affiliate cleaning product.

  1. Focus On A Goal That Fits Your Model

Don’t judge yourself based on subscribers, because they are just your model. You’re trying to rank and search for those keywords, get views on the videos, and put them into your funnel.

Don’t freak out when you’re not getting subscribers for your channels. Don’t freak out if you’re not getting tons of comments. This is not the business you’re building.


  1. Stick To Your Mission Statement Or Value Proposition

People come back to my content because they believe. Believe is the central theme of my business.

If you know what a message is, then you’ll find a way to inject that into the story. If you want to build a brand, do you want to build it forever?

For example, if you want to stop alcoholism, it’s never going to happen. Because every day you wake up, and there is a big ocean in front of you, and you try to empty the lake, but you only have a spoon, you can never empty it. If you want to do something bigger, build a brand. If you want to make sales fast, do direct marketing.

  1. Consistency

One of my subscribers started a YouTube channel. When he first started doing it, he’s doing almost daily content. I looked at his content and I’m like, “I really like this guy”, but nobody knows him. I really hope that he keeps going because if he keeps going, he will build a brand that people will get familiar with him and he can be a huge source of inspiration.

Me being in the entrepreneur world, I want more voices, I want more people to be creating content because they may not be able to hear it how I said it. So, I want more voices saying similar things in their own ways.

He kept going and now he has half a million subscribers. There are a lot of people that have genuine talent. If you think you’re good, and then you’re not winning, you’ll feel like it’s a waste of time. But, it takes consistent work.



  1. Progress Always Beats Perfection

I don’t consider myself talented at this: I did 350 videos public and around 700 before I inspired myself. 700 videos! That’s more than what most people have on their channel.

  1. Look For Shortcuts And Hacks To Get Out Of A Rut

Looking for hacks is great. If Marcus gives you an advice on how to get your way through affiliate marketing faster, you just learned something great. You want to look for shortcuts, but it’s still a journey you’re going on.

I think copying is great but it only takes you so far. People copy my stuff all the time. I also copied people when I got started. But if all you do is copy, you’ll be a junior version of that person. I spent zero time looking at people who copy me.

  1. Play By The Rules

You’ll get to a point where you break even, and pay your bills, just by copying as long as it’s ethical.

It’s a great idea to start with copying and then you adjust and figure it out how to inject your own specialness into it, otherwise, you’ll just stay a copy of somebody else.

Marcus: Any last minute things to people that are struggling and not getting it?

  1. Make Your Actions Match Your Ambitions

I think you need to make sure that your actions match your ambitions. What is your ambition? What is the life that you want? Not just affiliate marketing or any business, but in real life- what is your life? What is your schedule? What does a perfect week look like to you?


  1. Put In The Work

And then, you start filling out your calendar. The problem is people who have big ambitions are doing a lot of talking. The work is not been put into their schedules. If it’s affiliate marketing, great! Then massive action- Watch every single video that Marcus has ever made. When you said do something, try it, and stop thinking about it. It worked for Marcus, see if it will works for you.

  1. Spend 5% ON Planning, 95% ON Doing

People spend too much time planning. Planning is important, a strategy is important, but people spend too much time thinking and planning which doesn’t count as doing. 95% of the time should be on Doing. Even a poor plan executed well would crush.

Marcus: You can Find Evan Carmichael on YouTube. Follow it; it’s got a lot of good stuff on it. Go do something. Thanks for being here.

Automate Your Affiliate Income

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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