Can you really make $3,000 a week with a simple review site? Is it ethical? Does it work?
With affiliate review sites, an affiliate marketer takes a product or service and creates a website to review it. The domain name usually contains or is somehow related to the product.
Creating review sites can be completely successful and ethical. Some affiliates make a full time living reviewing Amazon products on their blogs and websites. But some affiliate review sites use bottom feeder tactics. Today, we’ll be talking about both types of review sites and how you can make the most of them.
Affiliate Review Sites: Bottom Feeder Tactics
When bottom feeders create affiliate review sites, they sometimes use product names in their domain names. But they’re dealing with trademark terms. (You should not use a trademarked term in your domain without approval).
With most bottom feeder review sites, the goal is to capitalize on the traffic the product is already getting. This makes them easy to set up. Bottom feeders are often just trying to make a quick buck, and they don’t care about providing value.
For example, take a look at my product, the Simple Sites Big Profits course. This is a very successful product and gets a lot of traffic. Every day, people are searching for SSBP.
The bottom feeder would know there’s not a lot of competition for the words “simple sites big profits”, so he would get a site and rank on that. He would get a domain with those product-related terms in the name – something like “simplesitessucks.com” or “simplesitesrocks.com”. He’d go for traffic that’s already there. He’s not providing a whole lot of value to the marketplace, he’s simply scraping the bottom of the barrel for traffic, and sending people to the site. He may make a sale a day or a sale a week, and he might make $100 a day.
Some companies teach their affiliates to create fake or inaccurate product reviews. They even provide templates. These companies encourage people to “make money” by making fake reviews to promote their company as affiliates. This is wrong!
These don’t work, they’re unethical, and they don’t provide value. They’re actually damaging the brand of the products they’re promoting. In addition, you can actually get sued for falsely reviewing a product you haven’t tried or slandering a company you haven’t worked with.
So, don’t create fake review sites, and don’t be a bottom feeder. You could go out there and make a quick buck, but what’s it going to cost in the long term? A law suit? Making pennies when you could be making thousands?
Affiliate Review Sites: Boss Tactics
Boss affiliate marketers have their own followings with the reviews they do. They build a business around a niche and review products in that niche. They control their own traffic. They sometimes use product related words in their domains, and this isn’t bad, as long as they are still adding value.
If they have an affiliate marketing following, then they can tell their following to check out a product. They don’t need to rely on the product name traffic as their traffic source.
Boss affiliate markers get products, test them out, and do honest reviews. They make a lot more money in the long run and they build a lot of trust with their visitors. Most importantly, they provide value. Remember: pro affiliate marketers build long-term sustainable businesses by providing value to the marketplace.
If you want to make money the right way, get away from the bottom feeder tactics.
Whatever you review, you want to control your traffic, not depend on the traffic from the product. You can get traffic that’s not necessarily looking for the product, and there is plenty of traffic out there to build a list in your own market. And, it’s cheaper and easier if you do it the right way.
When you do review sites, you need to be the commodity. People need to come to you for advice. You are in charge of what you do. Follow what works and what makes sense.
In my course, we teach you how to do it the right way. To get the course, go to SimpleSitesBigProfits.com.
$1,000 A Week With Affiliate Marketing Launch Jacking (New Series) — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Today we’ll be talking about bottom feeder tactics that people use to make millions of dollars online. Some do it unethically, but some people do it smart and right.
What is launch jacking, and can you use it to make $1,000 a week or more?
With launch jacking, affiliate marketers find products that already exist or are coming out soon. They know that sometime down the road there will be a product launch. They build a website and try to rank for all the terms about that product. That way, when people search for the product, their site comes up at the top, and they “cookie” people to their affiliate link, where people order the product, and the affiliate marketers intercept the commissions. This is why it’s called launch jacking.
Some products are hard to rank for, so affiliate marketers try to find internet products, such as web hosting. Launch jacking is mostly used in the “make money online” type niche with programs like Clickbank and JV Zoo.
As an affiliate marketer, remember that the way that you get paid is by getting someone to click your link. When people click your link, then go by the product now or later, you’ll get credit.
Launch jacking can be shady and weird, and it’s an affiliate marketing bottom feeder tactic. Why? No value is being passed on to the consumer. Companies are paying you for sales they would have made anyway. And you have to keep your companies happy. If you don’t, they’ll stop paying you. Is this model a sustainable business? It can be. There are lots of people who do this and make lots of money. Is it something you have to work at and hustle at, over and over, hoping you get paid? Yes. And at the end of the launch, you’re stuck with nothing. You might have gotten a check or two, but overall, you’re stuck with nothing. There are other ways to make money.
We want to get into the habit of using these tactics and using them in a really good way that will help the marketplace.
Pro affiliate marketers build long term sustainable businesses by providing value to the marketplace. So, you want to be in a position of providing value.
As an affiliate marketer, instead of trying to rank for new products, you can rank for people searching more generally for these types of products. You can build a mailing list in your market. Now, instead of just waiting for a launch and jacking it, hoping you get paid, you can do the one thing that is most important, which is to own your traffic. When a launch comes out, you can tell your traffic to go check out the product.
With launch jacking, who owns the traffic? The product developer owns the traffic, plain and simple. If you’re bidding on or ranking for a product name, you’re at the mercy of that product owner. But otherwise, you own the traffic.
We want you to use the model that I teach you in the Simple Sites Big Products course. You learn to build a mailing list in a low competition market.
If you own your traffic, you can send them to whatever you want, whenever you want. If you get 1,000 people to your review of a launch, and you may make 100 sales. Out of that, you may get 30 dollars a sale, so you make 3,000 dollars.
That works, but how would you like to do this one time and get 3,000 dollars a month, or a week, over and over? You can, because you own your traffic. Now, if you get 1,000 people to your site, and you get 300 of them on your mailing list, now you can email them over and over with good, relevant information. Then, you can make money over and over.
You don’t have to be a bottom feeder affiliate marketer. You want to take the bottom feeder tactics and use them to build something of valuable, something sustainable, something that works.
To learn more, get the course at http://www.SimpleSitesBonus.com
Can YOU Make Money Online with a Free WIX Site??? — affiliatemarketingdudemc at YouTube.com
Let’s say you don’t want to pay for web hosting. Can you use a free service like Wix and make $100 a day with affiliate marketing?
We’ll be talking about how you can get started with web marketing on a budget.
There are free web hosting services out there like Wix, Weebly, Blogger, and WordPress.com. Then, there are self-hosting options like WordPress.org. What’s the difference?
As affiliate marketers, the most important thing is to be able to do what we want to do at the drop of a hat. When we are getting hundreds or thousands of visitors on our site every day, we want to be able to change things up so that we can make money.
It’s plain and simple: If you don’t have 100 percent control of your websites and blogs, you are leaving lots of money on the table.
Back in the day when I had a site about gas prices, I had an affiliate link. I got several thousands of people to that site every day, and I was making some money. Then I thought that people might enter their zip code into a box, in order to find cheap gas prices in their area. Because I put a zip code box, I went from making $50 a day, up to $700 a day. Overnight, same traffic, everything. The only thing that changed was a little zip code box.
With a Wix platform, it’s free, but it’s extremely limited. If you get a template, you’re stuck to that template. You’re limited to the coding they have, the way they have everything set up. So, you don’t get to add a zip code box like I did. Wix has free plans and some other premium plans, but they’re still very select about what you can do.
When you start with these websites, you get a banner on the bottom saying you got this free website from Wix, or whichever site you’re using. This is a conversion killer, and it looks terrible.
So, who is Wix good for? A site like Wix is good for people who just want something quick. It’s nothing more than a digital business card. And as affiliate marketers, we need a lot more than digital business cards.
With affiliate marketing, the name of the game is conversion. If you don’t convert people, you’re dead in the water.
Weebly / Blogger / WordPress.com
All of these sites allow you the ability to have your own domain. You could take a domain name (like mine, affiliatemarketingdude.com) and point it over to Wix, or you could send it to Weebly, Blogger, Wordpress.com, or something like that. But the difference it that you’re doing a redirect.
With Weebly, the site would be affiliatemarketingdude.weebly.com
With Blogger, it would be affiliatemarketingdude.blogger.com
This is known as a subdomain. The “free” host owns the subdomain, not you. You can point your own domain, but for search engine preferences, you want to have your own domain that’s not using a subdomain.
Blogger is a little better than Weebly, with better software.
WordPress.com is the best software of the free stuff. But again, you’ll be limited with domains and their platform.
With all of these, you are at the mercy of the company. If the company doesn’t like something you’re doing, they can shut down your website overnight.
Free has a big cost. So, if you’re going to go with a free webhost, don’t! Save up 6 dollars a month and start your business right with self-hosted websites. (By this, I mean sites using a hosting company.)
Customization is key. With a fully hosted site like WordPress.org, you get to do what you want (within legal reason). For less than 25 cents a day, you can have a self-hosted Wordpress.org site. You get a free domain name, instead of paying 15 dollars for it. You can have as many sites or blogs as you want on a shared hosting plan. Not only that, but you get easy installation. Once you get hosting, you can set up your Wordpress in just a few clicks.
If this is what you want to do, then go to gohubsite.com to get your hosting.
Now remember, this is different from Wordpress.com. That platform doesn’t let you install your own plugins or tools, or have your own free domain name. You can only use whatever is already there. With Wordpress.org, you get all of this. You host your own files, and you have the ability to install whatever plugins you want.
Why is that important? When you take my course, we give you products that are custom to what I’ve done to make millions of dollars in marketing. We give you plugins, themes and templates. These aren’t just what pretty, they are what converts people, what gets people on your mailing list, and what gets people to download your offers. You can add these products to your Wordpress.org site.
In this business, you’re going to spend money anyway. You might as well do it the right way. If you’re going to cut corners, cut corners elsewhere. Don’t cut corners on what runs the business.
So, can you use a free service like Wix and make $100 a day with affiliate marketing? The answer is yes, you can. But why would you want to, if you can make $1,000 a day otherwise?
To set up your hub site, go to GoHubSite.com. To get my course, go to SimpleSitesBonus.com.
2017 Best Keyword Research Tools Tutorial — Which Keyword Research Planner is Best? — affiliatemarketingmc at YouTube.com
Some of you often ask, “Which ones do I need? Which ones work best? How do I navigate these keyword tools to get to the niche that will make me profit?”
Today we’re going to talk about keyword tools. We’ll show you which ones to use, how to use them, and how to start making money online in your niche.
We’ll be going over these keyword planners:
- Google Keyword Planner
- Bing Keyword Tool
Google Keyword Planner
Nine out of ten times, I resort to this keyword planner. This is a great tool because it gives you statistics. It tells you exactly how much traffic each word gets, how much people are paying, and more. When you normally research a keyword, you get a range of searches. For search marketers, that’s not good enough. You need to know the exact amount.
The way around this is to have an account with Google and have an ad running. If you have an account with an active ad and check the same keyword, it gives you a more accurate range. You can see how many times your keywords are searched per month on Google, what the competition is like, and how much Google thinks the bids should go for.
When you’re using this tool, remember that the suggested bid is just a suggestion. The lower the competition, the cheaper the traffic. To help you determine how much you should actually bid on a keyword, you can take the term and searching for it in Google yourself. This will tell you everything you need to know.
Bing Keyword Tool
This tool is similar to Google’s, but it shows you results from MSN, Bing, and Yahoo.
So if you’re only going to advertise on MSN (which you can do and be successful), you would use this tool to see what the search terms are like here. You can get suggestions for keywords and see the difference in traffic. This is important because the traffic will be different than what it would be using Google Keyword Planner.
This is a great tool to use if you’re a beginner and looking to get into pay-per-click marketing.
Word Tracker Tool
This tool pulls from a different group of search engines, but you can also toggle the Wordtracker tool to show Google, Amazon, and Youtube. It shows you the competition, the KEI (Keyword Effectiveness Index, which is basically the competition vs. the popularity), and the cost per click.
This is a lot like Wordtracker. It’s a little bit on the expensive side—if you don’t have a paid account, then the information for a keyword won’t show up, and it will be a pain. When you have an account, you can see the different types of words, different sub category words, different kinds of competition reports, related keywords, questions, and more. It’s easy to see everything at a glance.
You can also analyze your competitors if you search a URL. You can see how a word ranks for Youtube, Bing, Amazon, and the App Store, although this isn’t always so accurate.
Keyword Sniffer Tool
This is a tool I created that allows you to look at a lot of competition at once.
You can see competition, different search engines, and pay-per-click competition indirectly. You can see what ads are out there for a keyword, what advertisers are doing, how much they’re paying, what the ultimate search volume is, and more.
You can also see Google Trends, check domain names, affiliate programs, OfferVault affiliate programs, ClickBank affiliate programs, PDFs, documents, and more. It’s very easy.
Another feature of the Keyword Sniffer is the Click to Research button, where it will do research for you. You get 3 free a day. Then there’s an upgrade where you can do hundreds of keywords per day.
You will want to use this in conjunction with other tools.
This program is also included in my toolbar, which you can get at www.AffiliateMarketingDude.com.