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.
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”.
Very true - the plan is the key in my mind. I actually had an offline/referral based company that I ran while I was in college. It was for a service and I partnered with different auto shops to refer customers to me. They would give their customer a coupon for $5 off of my service. The coupon had a unique code on it which tied back to my "marketing partner" (that's what I called them) and when the customer redeemed it I would give them $5 off and then kick $5 back to the shop that referred them. I was out $10 on a $75 service that cost me about $8 for materials and an hour of my time... not a bad return and everyone was happy.
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.  
Truthfully, I'm not an expert on affiliate marketing. Perhaps if I was better at analytics, I could optimize my website for higher conversions and increased revenue and such. But I just approach things with the mentality of "how can I make the best possible website that people will want to share with their friends?". I don't really focus on how to make the most money - I'm still just looking for ways to improve the user experience.
Cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries in the US right now due to its legal status and myriad of proven health benefits. Aside from physical stores and dispensaries, online shops are also making a ton of money selling this stuff. Given the fact that most customers prefer shopping from home now, I’d say the chances of running a successful online business is much higher.
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.
One of the most sought after and highly recommended course is this one on Guide to Effective Affiliate Marketing Strategies by Kudus Adu. Not only does he focus on create an affiliate marketing strategy, he focuses on best practices to create money pages, tells you how to build your email marketing list and how to profit from it. He clearly asks people looking for ‘get rich quick strategies’ to stay away from the course.

Publishers work hard to deliver relevant content and drive quality traffic to their sites. Monetizing that traffic can be a challenge, and RevOffers simplifies the process by providing access to leading CBD oil companies who have unique products that consumers want. Add automated and reliable tracking, reporting and payout management, and RevOffers makes life a lot easier for cannabis marketing affiliates.


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.

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!
In a competitive market of live chat softwares it’s easy to get confused. Especially for customers not delved into the specifics of the industry. That’s where dedicated product reviews come in handy. ChatToolTester.com sheds some light on how they gain new referrals by reviewing live chats and blogging about best practices in the industry. It should be pinpointed as a perfect affiliate marketing case study.
Review : I’m really happy that I bought this course. Theo was so informative and had really good explanations. I loved how she walked us through setting up our blog step by step which really helped me and also motivated me to get it done. It made starting my blog less overwhelming for me to see her steps on Word Press. She was very thorough and I feel a lot better about it now. She even is responsive on the Facebook group. Would definitely recommend this course! If anything could be changed, I would just want to see even more steps on the word press side as far as physically setting things up. Thanks for a great course Theo! – Jamie Banks

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.  
Access more than a hundred courses on various aspects of affiliate marketing and related domains on Skillshare, by simply subscribing to the platform for nearly zero cost. The best part is that you are not charged until a few months, so you can test things out and cancel subscription at any point if you want. The courses here include techniques on how to drive traffic to your website for free, how to use Instagram for promoting offers, how to set up an Affiliate Business and a lot more.
The last step here is to take action. I assume you’re reading this because you already have your own website, but the truth is it’s not necessary. If you do have a website, the Diem CBD Ambassador Area has pretty much everything you need to get started, including web banners, direct linking capabilities, and stat tracking. But if you want to promote sales locally, Diem CBD also offers custom business cards and postcards for affiliates to use through networking with local businesses. No other CBD affiliate program offers this same level of promotional material, and through my discussions with their affiliate manager it’s become pretty clear that they are willing to provide many just about any resources I need as long as they see me actively promoting their products and making sales. The level of support so far has been incredible.
It will be best to sell some products yourself so you can test your copy and conversion rates. When you have a tested product you can release it to the market. New products for affiliates to promote are like crack, there is a constant demand for more and better. Forex is a very hungry, desperate market. If your product works and you can convincingly demonstrate that, you should have little problem finding affiliates.
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.
If you are interested in learning the process behind building a WordPress website then you should look at Learn how to Build High Quality Affiliate Websites. This will help you not just learn how to promote but also get you going with setting up the wordpress website and then promote relevant products. Andrew’s course is a Bestselling Course and we have no doubts why. The following pointers should help you make up your mind. Think of this program like going to affiliate marketing school.

“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.


Last but not the least, your readers will surely have eyes upon this brand as the products are 100% accurate CBD concentration guaranteed, certified organic hemp used for products, GMP quality production and are tested by the third party so as to ensure purity. The brand has over 30 years of experience in the field and offers industry-based customer service. It also offers free shipping on orders above $100.
Sometimes, you need a good refresher about how successful actual people can be. People who post about their success, people who try to help others become successful, people who don’t care about their niche being undercut because they know they’re the best at what they do. I’ve tracked down case studies from five of these successful marketers, and that’s what I’m bringing to you today.
While the world goes gaga over Digital Marketing, few seem to be discussing affiliate marketing in depth. A true gem, a lot of digital marketing in the future will be reliant on affiliate marketing. While social media marketing helps create buzz, search engine marketing helps drive traffic, affiliate marketers helps converts traffic into leads and sales. As the focus on ROI and analytics grows, more businesses will demand (they have started demanding already) people to showcase the exact value of digital marketing efforts. If there is one decisive way to measure digital marketing, it’s affiliate marketing. These are best suited for both affiliate marketing beginners and experienced professionals. Of the thousands of methods to make money online, Affiliate Marketing stands out. It has been more than a decade that thousands have turned millionaires simply by mastering this art and its your turn to grow and shine now.
Review : I found the course comprehensive and I learned a lot. I wish I found this course when I still owned my Brick and Mortar store, it would have made a big difference in increasing my traffic. I had people coming into my store years after I was open telling me they had no idea my store existed. I used social media but now I see I wasn’t utilizing the platforms to their true potential and that they were not fully optimized at all. I look forward to using what I learned in this course on my next adventure. Makes me excited to get going. Thanks Diego. – Shawn Vesper
By identifying commercial products mentioned within a publisher’s content, VigLink automatically monetizes those terms by transforming them into revenue generating hyperlinks whose destinations are determined in real-time auctions. Our technology works across sites, apps, and social networks so you can focus on your business, earn more, and avoid the hassle of managing countless affiliate programs.
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.
Yes, when you find an effective strategy to get traffic, your affiliate income can go from 1 to 100 overnight. But in order to get to that glorious day, you would probably need to have invested at least months in work. So yeah, affiliate marketing can be an instant success in terms of the change of profits you make, but one that took months in the making.
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.
If you’re running an offer that’s never been run before like your own product or something, then yes, you’ll need a decent sized budget to get to a break even point. But if you’re running affiliate offers that other people have been running for a while then all of that research and testing has already been done. Just use a spy tool like AdBeat and match your campaign to theirs.
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. 

Next, it’s completely normal to have reservations about publishers that are in coupon/loyalty based programs, but just because they’re more widespread across their advertiser offerings doesn’t mean they won’t give special treatment to Luxury Brand advertisers. Rakuten affiliate experts noted that many publishers in these models recognize the importance of presentation and aesthetics for Luxury Brands and are more than happy to provide customized brand pages for their luxury partners. The best way to find out how to accomplish this is to work with your Rakuten account representative.
Have you ever thought what Affiliate marketing integration with your service/product can do for you business? Like you, even I had no idea what it could do. Though, I heard a lot of great things about it & finally gave a shot to integrate affiliate marketing with my WordPress plugins buiness. In simple words. this post is case study of my experience of implementing affiliate program for my digital products.

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.

I was just reading your article and it seems like all of these experts are pointing primarily towards this one course – Wealthy Affiliate. Do you have anymore information about this course? What is it exactly and how does it work? Furthermore, I actually have a bit of experience myself with Affiliorama and I find that it’s so tough because of all the information. I get so overwhelmed. Is Wealthy Affiliate better in terms of this?


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.
*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 found the course extremely helpful especially as i am a beginner. Lisa is excellent at explaining which is important when you are starting out. She has made me understand the importance of finding the right niche and that to me is where most of us go wrong. I am extremely grateful for a course like this and would like to take this opportunity to thank you Lisa for creating a course that helps others! – Michelle

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.


The medical industry has developed leaps and bounds in the past few years. The CBD oils are one such great inventions of the modern medicinal world by pouring benefits to fight some very dangerous diseases. So how the CBD affiliate programs benefit the bloggers, will find out late in this post. Before discussing the money earning process of the related product, one must have the utmost information so that one knows what he is promoting on his own blog.
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.

One of the reasons I already love Diem CBD is because after registration I was instantly sent an email with tons of resources, including a detailed outlook on what exactly CBD is and what products they offer, basically an overview of their CBD products and useful information for future promotions. This alone makes it much easier to promote their products because I now have the knowledge to do so. The second thing they sent me was a detailed getting started guide that walks me through their affiliate program, step by step. This was exactly the material I needed to create this post, and promote their CBD affiliate program for folks like you! As you will see in that document, one the reasons I chose Diem CBD is not only because they have quality products but because they have the 4 tier multi-level marketing structure. Essentially, I can earn 10% commission from any customer I send their way, for the lifetime of that customer (recurring sales), but that’s not all! I also earn 4% of all sales generated from my own referrals (somebody like you!). So, if you sign up as an affiliate under me, and you refer a customer who spends $100 a month every month, you will earn $10 a month, and I will earn $4 a month. Not only that, but I can also earn 1% of sales from anyone YOU refer and 1% of sales from anyone THEY refer. Again, the 4 tier system is what makes this the most ideal CBD affiliate program I was able to find. With the right team and the right promotions, you can create your own passive revenue stream simply by learning how to sell CBD oil online!
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!
Very thoroughly explained helpful information on Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy affiliate is a great platform but one of the bad things about it is once you sign up for premium, you can’t cancel your membership without it affecting your website. When first starting with Wealthy Affiliate, many don’t ever achieve success because they overestimate the difficulty of making a site with all the helpful resources within Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the helpful information on this site. Cheers!
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.
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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.
If your customers enroll in the Hot Juice auto-delivery program, as the referring affiliate you’ll receive regular commissions for every repeated order they make. Picture yourself getting a regular check that you can depend on while your customers get the vape juice and CBD products they love on the same schedule. Happiness is delivered door-to-door on both ends with continuous commissions that correspond with recurring deliveries of America’s favorite vape juice.
Truthfully, I'm not an expert on affiliate marketing. Perhaps if I was better at analytics, I could optimize my website for higher conversions and increased revenue and such. But I just approach things with the mentality of "how can I make the best possible website that people will want to share with their friends?". I don't really focus on how to make the most money - I'm still just looking for ways to improve the user experience.
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.
Review : I’m really happy that I bought this course. Theo was so informative and had really good explanations. I loved how she walked us through setting up our blog step by step which really helped me and also motivated me to get it done. It made starting my blog less overwhelming for me to see her steps on Word Press. She was very thorough and I feel a lot better about it now. She even is responsive on the Facebook group. Would definitely recommend this course! If anything could be changed, I would just want to see even more steps on the word press side as far as physically setting things up. Thanks for a great course Theo! – Jamie Banks
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.
Adam Bosch is a Master Digital Marketer who has been running online businesses for 7 years+. Through various methodologies across affiliate marketing, SEO, internet businesses and more, he has come up with some really important tricks that will help you grow your business online. The nuggets in this course aren’t ones that are freely available online, but deep insights that are well worth paying for.
Access more than a hundred courses on various aspects of affiliate marketing and related domains on Skillshare, by simply subscribing to the platform for nearly zero cost. The best part is that you are not charged until a few months, so you can test things out and cancel subscription at any point if you want. The courses here include techniques on how to drive traffic to your website for free, how to use Instagram for promoting offers, how to set up an Affiliate Business and a lot more.

More money, what else? Imagine making 40% of a $ 200 purchase – that’s $ 80 on a single order. And you can make money pretty much non-stop by providing the right information to the right people. There are no fine prints here, people! What you see is what you get. I am delighted with this company’s affiliate program and would recommend anyone to try it.


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.
Review : I’m really happy that I bought this course. Theo was so informative and had really good explanations. I loved how she walked us through setting up our blog step by step which really helped me and also motivated me to get it done. It made starting my blog less overwhelming for me to see her steps on Word Press. She was very thorough and I feel a lot better about it now. She even is responsive on the Facebook group. Would definitely recommend this course! If anything could be changed, I would just want to see even more steps on the word press side as far as physically setting things up. Thanks for a great course Theo! – Jamie Banks
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