When I first decided to start my own company and was looking into the different ways to make money online, I was shocked by the number of scams, so-called “gurus” and get-rich-quick schemes that were out there. I kept coming across company after company, website after website, promising to help me make millions online overnight. These “get-rich-quick” schemes were a huge turn off and made me think there was actually no legitimate way to make money online other than becoming a part of these schemes. It got so bad that I almost gave up and resigned myself to the fact that I’d never be able to start my own business and I’d spend my life working as a long-haul truck driver the rest of my life. If you want to read my full success story you can do so here.
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Darren is one of the most prominent affiliate marketers around, precisely because he’s always open with his history, his techniques, and his success. This post is from 2013, so he’s had three more years to rack up his success, but even then it was impressive. In 2013, it was the 10th year he had been working affiliate marketing with Amazon, and he had racked up nearly half a million dollars.
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.
A blog/ pricecomparison website/ coupon website/ email marketer/ influencer/ or anyone else with an audience puts a special Link or banner (there are more options, but let’s keep it simple) on their site, network or newsletter to promote Brand X. If someone clicks on the link then buys something on the site of Brand X within a certain window of time, the Affiliate gets a commission. This could be a flat rate or a percentage of the sale. 

- A blog goes without saying - just think of your audience - do you want to target newbies, amateurs or pros? Each one of these people will be very different and will want to see different things on the site and a different angle so try just focusing on 1 of these groups rather than trying to cater to them all. I think if you targeted newbies for example you could build a good following because you are an expert compared to them - don't know your experience enough to comment on the other two.
I have looked over very many IM courses some are really pricey but if you want to get a lot of info for free before you think about buying something I would try Mark Ling. You can sign up for the free member stuff which gives you access to a ton of videos and written articles that tell you a lot about IM. Once you check out all the free stuff which could take a month there is that much stuff it would give you a better Idea of what type of IM stuff you want to do. There are a lot of ways to make money on line and a lot of people to e-mail marketing but you have to start a list of people who you have gotten to sign up for something you are offering and often that can be a feat in itself.
Case Outline: A few years ago I quit a very well-paying job to pursue my dreams as a business owner. Over the course of almost 3 years I successfully bought 2 businesses, started 3 and failed/closed 4 of them - and then started a long process to get back into the workforce and tried to get back to the wage I had made before taking the leap. I backburnered the one business that I had left and didn’t think about it for almost 3 years.
#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.
Starting from scratch was fun! It took a lot of time to plan and build the framework but I think once this gets going it will be really fun to write creative, targeted, and SEO rich content. I will spend a lot of time on this site since it’s truly in a niche I love already and generating content and traffic should be natural since I live in this world. I had originally planned on this being a small and very targeted niche site for just a couple products but I soon found that my outline was at 4 pages. In order to cull the list I decided that I could only focus on the top 3 subjects and the rest had to go to a “someday maybe” list that I’ll get to later. Right now I’ll only optimize and focus on those 3 subjects within the niche until the site is in the very top for that category - and hopefully that will generate a greater return than trying to focus on 15 very light topics.
Is there a way to be an affiliate without a website? For instance I could print out cards with the link on it for people to go to and make purchases or something of the sort. Is that possible? Do all affiliate programs require a website? If yes, would it suffice if I created a CBD blog and used that as my website for affiliate purposes? Thanks a lot
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.
“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.”
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