Nunez says one of the keys to success of the CrazyForBargains affiliate program is Murphy’s involvement. It’s not uncommon for Murphy to consult with top affiliates directly and adjust product mix and merchandising to increase conversion, a strategy that drives mutual profitability and long term loyalty. From there, Nunez says, it’s just a matter of getting the word out.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled with finding the best affiliate marketing training. After a while you get tired of looking and just want to find a company that will educate you, support you, and helps you build a real business online. I know how exhausting searching can be. In fact, when people learn what I do, that is often their first question.
“Parasites” is industry slang for any technology that unfairly takes credit for a completed purchase. For example, if a consumer types www.crazyforbargains.com directly into the address bar of a browser, any resulting sale should be attributed to a direct type-in, also called a direct load. If the consumer has adware residing on his or her computer, it is possible that the adware will take credit for the direct load. Adware may also be able to overwrite affiliate cookies, so it could also take credit for affiliate-referred traffic.
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!
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.
Thanks Stuart for the article. I am just trying to clear some of my confusion. On TIWIB, there is hardly any content. I mean there are lot of images and ads going to Amazon and other retailers, but hardly any written content. Despite of thin content, the site is still ranking on google. What about the "content is king" statement that everybody brags about. I am assuming the site is ranking due to many of the products it is promoting are weird. Less competition and easy to rank.
There are SO MANY training programs out there all promising to make you rich online with as little effort as possible. Well, first of all, a good program will never promise you overnight success or millions of dollars. The fact is that it takes an average of 18 months to 2 years to build a successful affiliate marketing company online, and though there are some extreme examples where people make millions of dollars a year, most successful affiliate marketers earn a comfortable living. I highly recommend you check out the following two articles:
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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!
Great example and breakdown of not only a unique approach to niche marketing, but an excellent example that sometimes you need to think outside the box. Although, I am certainly not going to advocate to affiliate marketers that having quality content is not important, TIWIB is a prime example that there are in fact, other approaches. It certainly gets my wheels turning and provides some great ideas. You make some excellent suggestions here too. I may still be in the earlier stages of diving back into Internet Marketing, but I am a firm believer based on my experience through the years and witnessing both positive and negative affects of various IM practices that it is always wise to spread your efforts out. I think your odds of generating traffic increase dramatically when you set your sites up to rely on multiple sources of traffic. Quite simply, not putting all of your eggs in one basket. I have really enjoyed your newsletters and blog posts and I have seen them all! I only subscribe to a very few these days. Again, thanks for sharing and all the best!

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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.
This month I also spent a lot of time researching the best structure for the 3 sites and spent a TON of time working on the outline for the menu structure. I’m a visual person so I set about outlining my sites in nested outlines. So I would have the main page, sub pages and categories. I would also put a bullet point for POSTS and then under that I would put any ideas I had for post titles and supporting keyword targets.
Because CBD is legal in all 50 states, and the recent surge in demand for CBD, it’s also becoming increasingly popular for webmasters to learn how to sell CBD oil online. The good news here is that if you have done any sort of affiliate marketing on your own websites, this will make sense and be extremely easy to implement and market in just under an hour of work.
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. 

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