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:
#1. Wealthy Affiliate - Wealthy Affiliate is my top choice for anyone interested in learning how to create an online business. The training is the best out there and websites and hosting are all included in the program. They also have a free option to join without a credit card so that you can see what is available in the program before you purchase.
#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.
- A training course could be a good idea to target newbies - could be an ebook, video course (or both) or simply a series of emails - this will get them on your list and then in the training course you will have affiliate links to the robots/platforms etc or other products that will make their job of trading easier/make them money easier/faster etc - they are also then on your list for future communication and marketing.
I'd recommend that you learn to touch type if you don't already (I learned to touch type as soon as I decide this was going to be my forte', it took a few weeks to master but it's not as difficult as it looks, and as well as being far more productive, it looks cool ;-). Just wait until the first time you're sat in a cafe' or something and someone looks over at you and says "Wow how do you type that fast!?" - it's great :-). 
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.
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?
Affiliate marketing is one of the best opportunities to make a living online today. I mean just think about it – with over three billion current internet users, there’s opportunity for everybody to capture their own piece of the pie, and that number only continues to grow every single day. If an excellent training platform with community support is available to help you, I’m not sure why anyone wouldn’t give it a shot. I know Wealthy Affiliate has a free starter membership, so there’s essentially no risk in trying it.
The secrets top earners in the coaching field have discovered are revealed in this dynamic multimedia program. You learn how to blend specific techniques and artful subtleties that produce dramatic results for your clients and lead to huge monetary rewards for you. The knowledge you gain in this program will enable you to charge higher fees and enjoy longer term clients.
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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.

If I read all the information correctly, and I did a few SERPS searches for each site, I don’t rank within the top 120 for any of my current target keywords… but I rank pretty high on my older site for keywords that I will no longer be targeting. I’ll have to understand this more to be able to talk about what that means and how I should be using this information… Can anyone explain it to me?
I don’t regret the attempt and I certainly don’t discount the lessons I learned. I do however regret that I hadn’t learned more about affiliate marketing while I was running my own show. I certainly would have been in a different place if I had known even a little bit about it. The one business that’s still around had a pretty robust website that was focused in the fitness “niche”. At the time that I stopped working on my business we peaked at around 30K pageviews for the month (early 2012) but were only generating about $600/month in advertising revenue! Ahhh, hindsight! I was trying to go door-to-door and get advertisers to buy ads - wow, that was hard.
And speaking of customers, one of the best ways your Luxury Brand can gain an advantage by simply thinking about who their customers are, not who they envision them to be. According to Rakuten affiliate experts, the challenge comes from Luxury Brand advertisers thinking that their customers prioritize the presentation and exclusivity of the brand, which is why they’d prefer to learn about products from places like content sites versus coupon/loyalty programs. While it’s true that customers do appreciate the value and presentation of the brand, they’re not on coupon sites or loyalty sites for a discount or because they can’t afford the brand otherwise – just the opposite in fact. Most affluent shoppers are looking to buy Luxury Brands through these sites because they’re looking to earn value in places other than savings. This could be because of a rewards-type structure on loyalty sites, or free shipping on a coupon site. Knowing your customers are key, knowing where they shop and why is even better. the graphic on the right illustrates the mindset of affluent consumers: they shop for the best deal the can, even if that deal means finding their savings somewhere other than the pricetag.
Most of my research time was spent looking at what other sites were in those niches, what needs they were addressing, how they were making money, what affiliate programs/merchants were already out there and then seeing where there were gaps. I spent a lot of time on existing forums in each niche to see what some of the prevalent questions were and how well they were able to be addressed by the users. Then I built my strategy from that.
Online commerce has put purchasing power in the hands of the consumer in ways that hadn’t existed only a few short decades ago. With the power of social media, content publishers, and a plethora of digital media readily available at their fingertips, today’s consumer are more educated and shopper-savvy than ever before. This isn’t just limited to the product categories a customer is familiar with either. If a customer wants to find a car but doesn’t know the first thing about buying an automobile, there are more than enough websites ready to explain different buying options, how to identify a car, what to look for in a used vehicle, and more. And some of the biggest beneficiaries of this are luxury brand advertisers.
Always research the companies that you plan to join! This is becoming a booming industry and there isn't yet much in the way of regulation to ensure safe and quality products. When researching CBD Oil affiliate programs, look for reviews (not from their own sites) that mention things about the quality of the products, as well as information on shipping and customer service.  Be on the lookout for any negative reviews that raise flags. The best way to promote is to try the products and then begin with that company so you can fully testify to it.

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 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!
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