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For those who want to figure out how to sell Amazon products and make money off it, this course on 2017 Affiliate Marketing + SEO Strategy could be ideal for you. It’s a quick course that teaches how to build an amazon affiliate website, brushes you on the latest SEO techniques but may not be enough if you are looking at an advanced curriculum. The trainer Isli Hoxha, Website Developer & Growth Hacker will teach you marketing in depth.
As far as advice, quite frankly I feel like the cool products magazine niche is oversaturated and competition is very high, so my best advice is to probably just find a new idea for a website/improve upon an idea for an existing website that doesn't have a lot of competition. When I started TIWIB there wasn't that much competition, but now theres hundreds of sites just like us.
The meat of the post is his month by month playbook and recounting of how his site grew. The first month was all about creating and setting up the site, as well as how he chose a product and how he decided to monetize it. This highlights the sheer amount of work he put into research and content to fill his site. He dug deep into reviews for his chosen product and he wrote deep reviews stretching into the 2,500-word range. Month 1, he had just over 800 visitors and made $115.
Yes I am definitely going to start an affiliate site/blog. Now I have to decide a niche. I am sure I will be able to do that easily with your help. My major concern is; how will I drive traffic to it? (though I know you have mentioned a lot of information about it on your blog). I have no major experience with social media marketing, etc - just some SEO. Any suggestions how I should move forward?
I put together a quick sample outline for a topic I just made up on the fly… I don’t know whether or not this is a viable (or even real) niche but I used it to illustrate how I go about creating my site outline. I chose the niche of “Sports Team Bobbleheads” - I created a quick menu structure based off of this topic and a few of the keywords for which I would want to optimize. Click above to see image of my outline. I indicated whether each one is a page, a post, or a category. Then I built those pages, posts and categories but didn’t put anything in them. I just created them so I could get all my internal links setup before writing my first sentence. The items in yellow are for explaining what each item will be on the site. Again, this is how I do it since I’m a very visual person and I really like outlines & bullet points!
The words on the program page could have been my very thoughts that you put into writing. I have been researching this for a while and have the ‘overload’ of info. Would you be willing and able to allow me to work out a payment plan with you for your program? I know that $77 doesn’t sound like much to most but to me, it is the ability to pay my next month’s bills or not. Do you think it would be better to purchase the program or put the money towards your mentoring program. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.

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!
*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. 
The words on the program page could have been my very thoughts that you put into writing. I have been researching this for a while and have the ‘overload’ of info. Would you be willing and able to allow me to work out a payment plan with you for your program? I know that $77 doesn’t sound like much to most but to me, it is the ability to pay my next month’s bills or not. Do you think it would be better to purchase the program or put the money towards your mentoring program. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration.
“In the very beginning, I did have a few affiliates who I tracked with Yahoo! store’s Track Links affiliate system. There’s nothing particularly wrong with that system, but you have to have the time to constantly monitor it and remember to pay affiliates regularly,” Murphy explains. “It is very time consuming. Even at the very small scale that I was using it, I didn’t think it was practical.”
Cannabidiol, also recognized as CBD, is one of over 60+ organically occurring cannabinoid complexes found in Cannabis, a yearly herbaceous blossoming plant. CBD oil is obtained from an organic constituent growing the plant’s excretions. The Cannabidiol oils are used as the natural remedy for many ailments like reducing body pain, lowering depression and anxiety, assuage cancer-related signs, might diminish acne, have neuroprotective properties.
This brand’s motto says it all to the interested buyers- “Bringing Your Body Back to Health”. They organically grow the best quality strains of hemp. All the CBD products are naturally processed in their FDA registered and GMP-certified facility. And it also offers free shipping on orders above $75in the US. This will be an added advantage for your interested buyers. Before buying the product, the users can also read the CBD facts book by downloading and then make the final decision.
Hey, Sarai! Sure, you can be an affiliate without a website, it’s just about being creative. So, to answer your question… no, you do not need a self-hosted website to be an affiliate for most affiliate programs out there. And even if you’d need to submit one, during the sign-up process, you can always use any of hundreds, even thousands web 2.0 platform and create something there. Creating a CBD blog is, of course, a good idea, you could also create your own Youtube channel, FB page, Instagram, and on and on… just be creative, there are no limits.
To draw traffic to your site, you must provide relevant content that speaks to the particular audience you are trying to reach. For instance, if you are interested in vaping, you could provide your audience with information about how to vape CBD oil and medical cannabis, the benefits of vaping CBD, and the many options they have, between pen-style vaporizers, and tank-and-coil mods and various weed products that can be vaped.
As you attract traffic to your site, you can expose your visitors to offers from CBD oil companies that have affiliate programs. When your audience members purchase products from the CBD oil companies you are working with, you earn commissions. Repeat and scale up. This is how you succeed as an affiliate marketer in the cannabis and CBD oil market.
While the companies above do have a small variety of products for pets, these two offer CBD oil and Cannabis products for pets.  I actually order the fish oil tincture from Hemp & CBD SuperStore, but also buy Canna-Pet biscuits as well. My older dog has severe arthritis and the oil has helped her tremendously in relieving her pain. I use the biscuits for all of my dogs (also have 2 Doberman) for an afternoon “wellness” treat.  

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”.
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.
And finally, before signing up for any type of affiliate marketer training program, ask yourself, “does this REALLY make sense?” For example, if someone is selling you an $8 e-book and that e-book is supposed to show you how to create websites that earn $10k per month on autopilot, do you really think that makes sense? If you figured out how to create “auto-pilot” websites that earn $10k per month would you give away your secrets to everyone in a measly $8 e-book? Of course not! You’d be spending your time building as many of those auto-pilot websites you could and become a billionaire!
My business, Pure Residuals, was developed and launched in July of 2013. It is my primary website, but one of many over the previous 10-15 years of earning real money online. I have made thousands of dollars selling other peoples' stuff for fantastic commissions and I truly enjoy doing it and teaching others how to get started and eventually become a full-time online marketer.
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.
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