In the case of Luxury Brand advertisers, it’s not hard to see why many advertisers would assume their customers would be turning towards content sites over other publisher models. Not only do content publishers have a controlled, targeted message, they also have the presentation and “culture” that advertisers in Luxury Brands strive to capture. Meanwhile, other publishing models such as loyalty and reward sites might be less desirable due to a lack of creative control both on presentation and content, as well as their expansive product offerings.
In the case of medium-size affiliate business, there may be a need to go big, sell to a bigger competitor, or go home. We will likely see a trend where niche affiliates prosper because their audience is too specific to be reached by super-affiliates. Super-affiliates will prosper, with their increased power to bargain with merchants. And the affiliates who are in between, not niche but not big, may get squeezed.
A good part of my customers in London were affiliates and they were almost begging us to make them spend more on ads. That made me understand the ROI on that spending must have substantial, otherwise they would not have spent so much. Other than that, I had also wanted to be able to travel through North America, and affiliate marketing gave me that option.
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#2: Another great program is Jon Dykstra's Niche Tycoon. This focuses on paid traffic and outsourcing content to make money with Google Adsense (and similar programs). It requires a bit more of a budget, and also has less of a support community than Wealthy Affiliate, so it's best for people with a bit of online marketing experience and some money to get their business going.
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.
February Commentary & Details: This past month was spent doing a lot of keyword research on each niche to find the exact focus for each site. For the purpose of my case study, I’m not going to get into the details on how I chose my keywords or my niches on Reddit. There are plenty of great case studies out there that talk about researching keywords/niches /u/HumbleSalesman has a pretty good one. There are also fantastic resources out there on the web - just Google (or DDG) it. I have provided some “real life” searches that I did this month below.
plenty of exact copies of TIWIB out there...I made one (www.coolkaboodle.com) using one of elegant themes WP themes...working on a new site using Elegant themes Divi (and set up a showcase site http://www.divithemeexamples.com)....no reason to copy TIWIB exactly....look for a new angle. more niche is needed I think as way to many copycat sites out there..FWIW my coolkaboodle site doesn't make a huge aount now I stopped maintaining/updating it...
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.
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.
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?
Google - I Googled everything!! Here are some of the actual things I Googled this past month: “Best Affiliate Marketing Networks”, “Popular WordPress Popup Plugins”, “Best Plugin for Affiliate Marketers Wordpress”, “Find Keywords Ranked by Competitor Website”, “Best Review Plugin for WordPress”, “Find Traffic Stats for Site Free”, and “Affiliate Marketing Case Studies”. Plus many more. As you can imagine the list was huge. I could write a whole post just full of my keyword searches. Another thing I did notice is that a lot of my searches returned the same information so I researched an alternative search engine and found DuckDuckGo…
The following are direct CBD affiliate programs that you can join. With these, you don't have your own website, you are simply provided an affiliate tracking link that you can share in blog posts, social media, etc. When someone clicks on your link and decides to make a purchase, you'll earn a commission! Make sure you let tentative customers know the payment process for those not currently accepting regular credit card payments. For example, with CBD & Hemp Superstore – once you complete your purchase you will receive an email that has a link to pay via E-check. You will be required to enter your bank routing number, account number, and a check number (be sure to void that check so you don't use it again). This is the same process for setting up auto payments for most online bills.
Thanks for the comment. Yes TIWIB is a prime example of doing something you love (but that you know can be monetized) and putting lots of love and attention into it. Not just setting up a website, driving traffic and thinking "how can I make the most amount of money from these people". If you think about visitor experience first and how you can make your website of great use (or in this case great fun) to them the money will follow if you do things right.
In July 2009, Murphy hired an outsourced program manager to run the affiliate program. She chose Michael Nunez of AffiliateManager.com. Nunez’s fees range between $2,500 and $5,000 per month. The variance depends on whether or not there are performance incentives in place, and on whether additional services are needed such as design and development.
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.
Advertising can be the very fastest route to success as an affiliate marketer, but it can also be the fastest route to wasted money and failure too if done wrong, so it's not something to launch yourself into without careful consideration - and just as with gambling, you shouldn't invest money into advertising that you're not prepared to lose, as you can lose it.
#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.
Once you have traffic, you need to "make money" from this traffic. This is the fun part. Without spending a dime, you can promote all the top brands in the world through affiliate programs. As a WA member, you'll learn how you can choose from close to 600 MILLION products/services and easily promote them on your website. No inventory. No shipping. No support required.
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.