Fast forward to early 2015, I have a decent job (at a desk all day), this site still humming at 5K pageviews/month with almost ZERO thought given to it for almost 3 years, I own about 20 additional domain names and a little too much time on my hands. I start digging into Reddit and I stumble upon a few case studies talking about affiliate websites. Suddenly it hits me - I could do that! So, that’s where this case study starts… with me trying to resurrect my site and turn it into something that generates a small stream of money.
So you know at the beginning of the website the title "This is why Im broke" is big at the top center, but when you scroll down it gets smaller. Is that what you call Image Slider Plugin? Thank you for your reply. I am more going for Pinfinity but i like SympaGrid. I also like the one you recommended which is $47 but it is too simple and doesnt look as nicer as the other (Sympagrid&Pinfinity)
But, I have a hard time focusing my attention and efforts so my one site idea suddenly turned into 3 sites to test 3 different approaches. I have an existing Fitness related site, a new Sports site and a new Outdoor site (we’ll creatively call them the FitnessSite, SportSite and OutdoorSite during this case study). I’m going to test building an authority site, a comparison/review site and a pure Amazon affiliate site and see how it goes. You’ll get to come along for the ride.
There are challenges to running a successful affiliate program. One of them is “trademark bidding,” the practice of affiliates submitting pay-per-click bids on a brand name or trademark, hoping to get their ads to appear in search engine results when a consumer searches for that brand or trademark. Traditional marketing theory would attribute that traffic to successful branding campaigns, not to an affiliate who manages to bid high enough to get its affiliate link listed in results. Nunez combats that with constant monitoring of search engine results. 

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: You should assume that I am an affiliate for products that I recommend through my website. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn an affiliate commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. In fact, I oftentimes am able to negotiate a lower rate (or bonuses) not available elsewhere online. Plus, when you order through my link, it helps me to continue to offer you a ton of quality free information through my blog @ email list:) 

The best way to increase your own earnings is to offer your audience products that truly benefit their everyday lives. Our Hot Juice eliquid and CBD affiliate program was created to broaden the reach of a product line we created with passion to offer the world products they’ll immediately appreciate. In turn, your website will provide you with the growing fruit of an expanding marketplace without being directly linked either ideologically or ethically to the use or connotation of those products. The end result, is an endless stream of revenue generated by offering potential customers items they already want and pointing them towards a brand they can invest sincere trust in for a long-term business relationship that benefits everyone involved. 

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“We are excited to have this new program up and running, showing our appreciation to our dedicated customer base,” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. “One of the most effective ways for people to learn about HempMeds® products is through online social media and word of mouth. With this new affiliate program, we have given even more of an incentive to our current customer base to share the benefits of our products.”
Luxury Brand shoppers are looking to maximize the value of their purchase like any other consumer. By partnering with a publisher that offers a reward for the purchase this can convert customers who otherwise would be on the fence about making the purchase, or even sway the customer to making a purchase with your brand over others because of the added value they find with you.
You may not have given the Chris Farrell membership a fair try. You are right that it does start rather slow. Which is great for absolute newbies. You will find that you can eventually move at your own pace. By the time you complete his "21 days to success" (which you can complete much quicker if you want to) you will have a pretty solid, hands on understanding of Internet Marketing. I tried much more expensive coaching programs before finding Chris Farrell. I can tell you that there is a lot to be said for keeping it sweet and simple. No one does that better than Chris Farrell and his team. BTW... Support from Chris Farrell membership is incredible. If you do any research on him, you will see that he has a huge and happy following and still he makes you feel like you're needs and concerns matter to him, When friends and family ask me who I recommend, I ALWAYS point them to Chris Farrell and no, I am not an affiliate that hopes to gain something from this. I'm just a very happy member.
In 2004, she started an affiliate marketing program on the ShareASale.com platform. “I wanted to develop a diversified stream of revenue for my business,” Murphy explains. “At the time, almost all of our traffic came from search engines. We still rely on the search engines for much of our traffic, but we have developed other revenue streams, including our affiliate program.”
The site has grown immensely popular as one of the first of its kind, though its design has been mimicked endlessly in the years since it reached success. It’s estimated that, as of the time of the post I linked above, it was making an estimated $20,000 per month from Amazon affiliate sales alone, along with more from, eBay partner sales and referrals to a whole host of other sites, like ThinkGeek and Wicked Lasers.
The real answer though, is put out enough content so that your subject is properly covered. Kind of a vague way to answer, but it is true. You want your resource to be better than everyone else in that space. The best way to do it imo is to slowly build links while you are building out the site. Get involved with the community (forums), meet people in your space (guest posts, broken link building), and all the while, pump out content!
For a slightly different take on the subject and figuring out how to get targeted traffic onto your promoted links, you must have a look at Affiliate Marketing: Instant Traffic to Affiliate Links. A quick look at the reviews will help you decide if this is the exact course you are looking for. Sometimes the right approach is what is required to make a campaign work, this one might just work for you.
Sorry about not explaining the pageview numbers & percentages above, I didn’t elaborate because I thought it was pretty self-explanatory. I built the site from scratch… that means that I spent A LOT of time working on it. I worked on it from multiple locations, in multiple browsers and would look at it often on my phone – that increases the pageviews but doesn’t increase the number/percentage of new visitors. Pretty simple.

Wow. This is a great tips to follow for affiliate marketers. In my point of view, affiliate marketing is the only and best way to earn money from blogs. The contextual ads like adsense, media, chitika, infolinks are unreliable and we always have to keep on checking for clicks made or not. For Affiliate Marketing we have to work hard and will get best results.


With this affiliate program, you do not have to purchase and resell anything. The way you get paid commission is from referrals through your affiliate link. We do all order fulfillment for you. We also have Wholesale Program which does involve purchasing and reselling and is perfect for doctors, personal trainers, fitness instructors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other health-centered professions.
Using teleconferencing, online media and interactive software, our unique and comprehensive training programs stem from a multidimensional emphasis on all components of becoming a successful and profitable coach. But unlike many other coaching programs, the CTA Certified Coach Program teaches business development skills and professional marketing expertise to help attract fee-based clients. Our certifications also encompass organizational coaching, while our Yoga2Life certification uses the guiding principles of yoga with advanced coaching techniques to help individuals cultivate a daily practice of personal growth in themselves and in others.
If you noticed the first table in my summary it showed that one of my sites was active with over 3000 posts before I started this case study. I used to run it as a business and I had 11 paid freelancers all writing content for me for a couple of years. It didn't work out - the business model was flawed as well as a lot of other factors - but the content was already paid for so I left it up there. Other than the content that was in the first table, I wrote everything myself this past month. I'm pretty good at structuring articles and pumping out content. I get that from college - my B.S. skills are pretty good! Thanks for the question!
I don’t regret the attempt and I certainly don’t discount the lessons I learned. I do however regret that I hadn’t learned more about affiliate marketing while I was running my own show. I certainly would have been in a different place if I had known even a little bit about it. The one business that’s still around had a pretty robust website that was focused in the fitness “niche”. At the time that I stopped working on my business we peaked at around 30K pageviews for the month (early 2012) but were only generating about $600/month in advertising revenue! Ahhh, hindsight! I was trying to go door-to-door and get advertisers to buy ads - wow, that was hard.
I will try and put together a very detailed blog post sometime this month about the details of how I outlined my site. Watch for that in a couple (or more) weeks. I’m not even going to imply that the way I did it was the best way or even the correct way – it’s just how it worked for me and I HOPE that it works out for what I’m trying to accomplish.
Hot juice offers top earning affiliate marketing enrollees even more incentives and benefits including cash rewards, vacations and new cars to show you how much we appreciate your contribution to making Hot Juice a name people can trust. Once you’re part of the Hot Juice affiliate marketing program, there truly is no end to the possibilities of how you’ll benefit from introducing your audience to CBD vape juice and eliquid made with integrity, passion and care.
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Easily one of the most popular brands in the CBD vape industry, Koi CBD has been a customer favorite for years. What this means for affiliates is that they can depend on a high-converting user experience driven by strong brand loyalty. Combined with great payouts and dedicated affiliate support,  Koi CBD’s offers one of the best CBD affiliate programs around.
When I started out in affiliate marketing, I had less than no money, I was completely broke and had huge debts. I couldn't even contemplate spending money on advertising, on anything, in fact - other than trying to pay the bills and trying to get food for the family. If this describes you, don't worry - all this means is that you'll have to ignore any paid marketing to begin with and focus purely on your forte.
We’ve compiled a review list of some of the most useful, informative and resourceful courses and training on the subject available. Enrolling yourself for one or more in 2018 could help you add skills and knowledge to your CV and grow in your career. Most importantly, it will make you future ready. (The list has been updated to as per changing trends)

Share your personal affiliate link we provide on emails, websites, blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media source. For every person who clicks on your affiliate link and makes a CBD purchase, you get a commission of that sale. We can also provide you a custom coupon code that will further entice your target audience to make a purchase. This coupon code can be printed on business cards or shared on social media to further boost sales. Your special coupon code will also keep track of your sales so we can pay your commission.


*Yes:  As you may have guessed, the link above is my two-tier affiliate link.  There are a few of these links on this site to pay me a small commission and allow me to keep this site free instead of a monthly membership site.  Using my two-tier affiliate link will not affect the amount of commission paid to you with this or any other program.  My commissions are paid out of the vendor’s cut, not yours. 
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It’s no secret that affiliate marketing is built on the entrepreneurial spirit of its publishers and the variety and diversity of businesses driving the channel forward. It is also, by no means, just a business for the top performing elite. This attitude is now supported by brands more than ever as they initiate influencer campaigns and actively seek out offerings from smaller content publishers via Opportunity Marketplace.
*Yes:  As you may have guessed, the link above is my two-tier affiliate link.  There are a few of these links on this site to pay me a small commission and allow me to keep this site free instead of a monthly membership site.  Using my two-tier affiliate link will not affect the amount of commission paid to you with this or any other program.  My commissions are paid out of the vendor’s cut, not yours. 
I can’t remember exactly when, but I decided to turn online looking for earnings. Various scams and attempts to “get rich quick” came and went. I tried a bit of MLM (failed), tried to earn money with spread betting (failed), tried this and that (failed this and was terrible at that), before I eventually found a community that would train me. Think of it as half “training course” and half “forum”. 

Using teleconferencing, online media and interactive software, our unique and comprehensive training programs stem from a multidimensional emphasis on all components of becoming a successful and profitable coach. But unlike many other coaching programs, the CTA Certified Coach Program teaches business development skills and professional marketing expertise to help attract fee-based clients. Our certifications also encompass organizational coaching, while our Yoga2Life certification uses the guiding principles of yoga with advanced coaching techniques to help individuals cultivate a daily practice of personal growth in themselves and in others.
And I was also been able to land on the biggest marketing blogs like Problogger.net, Daily blog tips, Basic blog tips and a lot more with my guest posts. The key here is – “I spend a lot of time from research to finish the posts I write”. If you create posts worth bookmarking, you will naturally attract links, shares and sales. That’s what you need to do – “create great content and add value”.
First of all - The 30-Day Challenge. This is a completely free 30-day course we put together over at MonetizePros. The goal of it is to teach you all of the critical skills in internet marketing while getting you to your first dollars in the first month as well as giving you a long-term road map to building out the business to something more serious.
Affiliate programs can be run either on and in-house or on a network platform. Running an in-house affiliate program entails setting up an internal tracking, reporting and payment system, and program managers must recruit affiliates directly. When an affiliate program runs on a network, the retailer has immediate access to tracking, reporting and payment systems, and can draw on an existing pool of affiliates who are also part of the network. For Murphy, choosing the best platform was difficult.
This, is most likely one of the absolutely best courses on building amazon affiliate sites. Trust me, the explanations are extremely in-depth and understandable, I never had any experience in this field but I learned everything with ease and got to work right away thanks to the instructor’s very broad understanding of SEO. This is easily one of the top affiliate marketing courses and I realy thank the instructor for putting together such an amazing course, and sharing it with other people. If you want an A-Z explanation of amazon affiliate marketing, you will not be dissapointed by this course! – Beleuta Teodor

Besides the already-quoted (a) substantial increase in affiliate-referred business (1,609% YoY increase in monetary sales volume, and 3,525% YoY increase in the number of items sold), the program now has (b) a well-diversified and active affiliate base, and (c) due to the proactive compliance policing and prompt removal of violators, it is now more attractive for new affiliates to join.

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Setting up any of this on your own would take specialized technical expertise and many hours of trial and error. As a cannabis affiliate marketer, lack of time is your biggest constraint, so a comprehensive affiliate marketing program like RevOffers is your secret weapon. It accelerates your progress by giving you access to the best offers in the CBD oil business, and the data and analytics you need to continually improve your performance.
It didn’t take me long to take advantage of Robin’s coaching.  It was the best decision I made to get me on the right track with affiliate marketing.  The videos that Robin supplied were so specific and personalized, those pennies just started to drop and now I am so energized and no longer feel like I am running in circles on that damn Hamster wheel.
The post I linked isn’t a direct post from the owner of the site. It’s a case study performed from the outside, so you have a better idea of how objective it is. The founder of TIWIB struggled with failed ventures before he hit upon the formula he used for the site, taking existing product affiliate pages and adding infinite scrolling, better images, and careful product selection. 

The CBD Oil industry is expected to grow 700 percent by the year 2020, that is around 2.1 billion as mentioned in the Hemp Business Journal. In the past few years, the wellness market has experienced a huge demand for CBD products because of its curing elements. CBD is one of the marijuana compounds that is liked with ample of health benefits without getting you high. The approximately $1 billion CBD industry is now budging into high gear, with sellers selling everything from CBD teas and beer substitutes to CBD dog remedies and coffee.
Koi CBD is also a customer-favorite brand which offers natural and best quality CBD products. You can connect with the best and the hottest selling CBD e-liquid in the market today. At Koi, they use 99% pure cannabidiol obtained through pharma grade procedures in a GMP specialized facility. Koi CBD is Permissible in all 50 states and comprises 0% THC. Combine that with a five-star customer service department and your customer will get the greatest Koi experience.
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First of all - The 30-Day Challenge. This is a completely free 30-day course we put together over at MonetizePros. The goal of it is to teach you all of the critical skills in internet marketing while getting you to your first dollars in the first month as well as giving you a long-term road map to building out the business to something more serious.
#2. Site Build It - Site Build It is my second choice for learning how to create an online business. The training is very good and you get one website with hosting included. There is no free option, which is one of the reasons that it is not my first choice. I started here back in 2007 and the education that I received was very valuable and helped me to achieve a great level of success.
And I was also been able to land on the biggest marketing blogs like Problogger.net, Daily blog tips, Basic blog tips and a lot more with my guest posts. The key here is – “I spend a lot of time from research to finish the posts I write”. If you create posts worth bookmarking, you will naturally attract links, shares and sales. That’s what you need to do – “create great content and add value”.
"Beware guys! Amazon does not approve you for Amazon Asociates if you show them a site with this theme and with only Amazon content on it. You need to have a "blog-like" site with content and maybe a few Amazon add blocks only. I did the mistake to populate a site with this theme and a few hundred goods from Amazon, and my application was turned down at once. Luckily I have several Amazon affiliate IDs, and I could therefore replace the unapproved ID in my mysql database with one of my "old" ones. Then all worked just great. If you don't have "old" IDs, you must show Amazon a blog or other content rich site to be approved. Then you are free to change over to this theme later on. "

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I’m running an in-house Partner Program here at LiveChat so I’m probably the right person to reach out to if you have any questions or doubts. Feel free to do so anytime via email or Twitter. From my posts on this blog you’ll learn how our project is progressing and how you can leverage various features and business opportunities we provide. Expect me to share valuable insights and partners’ success stories you can benchmark or - at least - get inspired by. Happy marketing!

The one main thing I learned this month is that it’s not easy work. Well, it is actually pretty easy work compared to being an electrician in winter or a heart surgeon… but overall it’s very time consuming and requires a lot of mental power. I was tired after this month. I also realized after the 3rd week of research that there probably isn’t one BEST WAY to do things - everyone has their own opinions and they all counter each other - if you’re looking for the answer it’s not going to come - there just isn’t one answer to any of this. The best SOLUTION is to just get going and see how it goes otherwise you will suffer “Analysis Paralysis”.

“We are excited to have this new program up and running, showing our appreciation to our dedicated customer base,” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. “One of the most effective ways for people to learn about HempMeds® products is through online social media and word of mouth. With this new affiliate program, we have given even more of an incentive to our current customer base to share the benefits of our products.”


The unfamiliarity within the search space can be daunting for some, however TM+ (trademark+) simply refers to affiliates bidding on the trademarked name of a merchant, plus other terms, such as “merchant coupon” or “merchant code.” A TM+ campaign can be a fantastic remedy to the problem facing many advertisers today on how to drive greater incrementality with top performing affiliates.
DuckDuckGo - It’s an alternative search engine to Google - it doesn’t track your history so the results it returns (in theory) are completely unbiased. This was nice when I was doing keyword research as well as other searches. I felt like my results were more targeted around the specific keywords and not around the ads, my history or whatever else Google thought I would like to see. I found a lot of high quality resources on page one of DDG that were on page 27 of my Google searches so I would have never found them otherwise.
"Beware guys! Amazon does not approve you for Amazon Asociates if you show them a site with this theme and with only Amazon content on it. You need to have a "blog-like" site with content and maybe a few Amazon add blocks only. I did the mistake to populate a site with this theme and a few hundred goods from Amazon, and my application was turned down at once. Luckily I have several Amazon affiliate IDs, and I could therefore replace the unapproved ID in my mysql database with one of my "old" ones. Then all worked just great. If you don't have "old" IDs, you must show Amazon a blog or other content rich site to be approved. Then you are free to change over to this theme later on. "
Quora - similar to Reddit but it’s not anonymous so you have to limit how much you ask/share if you want to protect your niche and your ideas. But, it’s nice for getting answers from actual “known” experts. That’s the one drawback to Reddit - someone on here that claims to be an authority could actually just be some guy living in his mom’s basement regurgitating information found on the internet. 

David’s study is a case where white hat effort can grow a site very quickly, but it does rely a little on timing, as well as a lot of research in picking the right niche. His post doesn’t go too deep into it, but you can find more about picking a niche in a post we wrote a few days ago. There’s also a ton of information on it out there on other sites, like David’s, Darren’s, and others.
The mindset of people has changed over the last decade. Most people now have no trust issues in buying online because companies are now either putting customer satisfaction first on their own or being held accountable by the government. So, now is the best time to enter the affiliate marketing industry if you’re willing to put in some work and play the cards right.
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