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Best Kept Secrets of Top Affiliate Marketers For Making Money Online
OK, the headline promises big things which we plan to deliver with one exception. A whopping 99.9% of the secrets you have likely already heard stated in relation to other things in your life. You just haven’t related them to your actual affiliate marketing business.
Have you ever wondered how the Internet Guru makes money and keeps numerous products coming out every few months to a year? It is likely because they stumbled upon the big secret which is there are no secrets to success. Everything we need to know has already been discussed online we just need to gather the intelligence and put it in proper order, apply elbow grease and investment, and give the seed time to grow.
These Top Affiliate Marketers have learned to see everything in dollars signs and relationships. If, you are not seeing the big picture among common things in life you are a step behind so let’s get to see that image.
Big Picture Examples Top Affiliate Marketers See
You and I can look at a candle and see it as light in a storm or sweet smells in our home. Some see awesome designs and others see artistic values. A top affiliate marketer will see things a bit differently.
Top internet marketers look at the same candle and see a candle maker who puts hours of labor into an age-old craft and adds style, flare, and scents. But they are creating a product of value above all. A product there everyone either needs or wants, and it is a consumable product or as a marketer calls them and Evergreen Product. They see ways to market candles like niche markets and sub interest groups.
Candle Niche Ideas:
- Art and Design Candles
- Jewelry Candles
- Emergency Lighting
- Candles for home decoration
- Candle Making Supplies and Instructions
- Aroma Therapy Candles, Tea Lights, and Oil Warmers.
All of these niche ideas have millions of people who share the interest and they build a heck of a blog on Candles or a fleet of e-books and other products that spell commissions. They see money from each sub-niche and they don’t just buy a candle to burn it they study each way of making that candle make them money and then they might light it. LOL.
Are you thinking yet about the products around your house? I am I see hand soaps and lotions, perfumes and Cologne, computers, TV’s, all sorts of things that I could make money on that are interesting to me. Some more mainstream and high competition like anything electronics, some more subtle like my Baseball Cards and our aquarium. The point is there is a boatload of money to be made on your shopping list each month. Top Affiliate Marketers think about these things.
How do top affiliate marketers turn ordinary things into money?
Some will look at resellers programs and direct sales like Avon, many will create e-books and templates to sell these products through Pay Per Click Affiliate programs or Affiliate Marketing Programs and sell those resources to affiliates in those niche areas already. Most will start a blog or resource that tailors to the niche and promote the affiliate offers through product reviews and tutorials. A Good niche site after all builds residual income for years and once you have it making money you can hire people to do the actual writing and just take in profits.
How many niche blogs can one affiliate own? I know affiliates with hundreds of niche blogs and making up to $12,000 a month per niche. Yes $12,000 per niche blog a month.
So what are the secrets to making money with these niche ideas?
Again the best-kept secret is that there really are no secrets. Good training will help you put these common-sense solutions into order to make money online in affiliate marketing. These secrets below are not necessarily in that order as my biggest recommendation is training, which goes far beyond the tips I share today and structures each step.
You need a place to make money from:
In an offline business, you need an office or storefront, in an online world, you need a website or blog. We recommend the latter because of versatility and search engine interest. With a blog, you can write product reviews and hold training and go far beyond the position of a static website.
You need a product of value:
Don’t be the idiot caught trying to sell the ability to make money as a product because those scams are illegal as hell. Find or create real products and pack every ounce of value into them as possible. You will like this post because I deliver value and the blog because I deliver more and more with only a minimal pitch. In fact, this blog will provide more affiliate marketing training than 90% of other blogs in this niche because I believe in over-delivery on every promise.
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Over Deliver Value:
Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins both tell you to Over Deliver value because the more valuable you are to other people the more valuable they will be to you. Rohn says your income is directly related to your value to employers or customers. Be it great service, great training, honest approach, or all of the above you need to beat expectations to reach the top 3% who make 80% of the money in affiliate marketing.
Build a contact list and network often:
The one thing Kyle at Wealthy Affiliate and I disagree on is list building. He says to hold off on the $20 a month cost until you have 1,000 or more organic visitors a month to your blog. I say start building relationships as soon as you can because the money really is in a list and with most people you can only have one chance to get them to connect and network. I have all of 56 posts including this one on the blog.
I get less than Kyle’s 1,000 organic search traffic suggestions but have over 100 people who connected to this blog already and more in my list from other projects. I get new sign-ups from Affiliate 3 Percent every few days and usually 3-6 new subscribers for every post I write. If they didn’t join the list my repeat visitors would be less than 5% of my traffic instead of 60% of it.
In addition you need a strong method for building social media followings and I have over 1800 Twitter followers and a slowly growing following on Facebook following, a few hundred on each of Pinterest and Instagram, and over 800 on LinkedIn who pick and choose which post is important to them but also add into referral traffic that is growing by leaps and bounds. Webtalk has been a tremendous source of exposure as well. Be sure to post to e-mail at least once a week, and to social channels at least 3 times weekly to keep engagement high and traffic flowing.
Treat people like People instead of Dollars and numbers.
Sure, there are dollars like an average of $9 a year per e-mail subscriber, and other metrics that should be tracked but don’t forget the humans that you depend on. They have needs. That is why they came to you and if you are not constantly fulfilling those needs you will not make $0.50 a year off them much less $9 a year off them. Over deliver and answer every question. Follow people who add value to your life, interact with the people who add value to your life, interact with the people who gain value from you.
Time is not of the essence if you need money now get a second JOB!
Even though you see all of these signs and banners saying make $1,000 in the next 7 days etc.. The truth once you get in the door is that to make $1,000 in 7 days you need to read fast, follow instructions well, and have at least $500 in cash to invest. I will go over the cash aspect next but the point here is that substantial earnings take time unless you have a lot of money and a lot of knowledge to get started.
How long will it take? Most affiliates get their first sales in 4-6 months from their blogs and first substantial months in 14-18 months. They see more stability around year 2 and real earnings about month 30-36
It takes money to make really good money:
Top affiliate marketers know that it will take some investment now or later to grow into a full-time business. If you have little to no money to start it will take you more time to reach income goals. I personally advise people with a couple of hundred dollars to invest to start by investing in training and hosting, and a good domain name. I personally have 7 domain names, a reseller hosting company, and pay $359 a year to Wealthy Affiliate for training. I advise paying by the year to those who can because it is huge savings over the monthly cost of $49 for Premium Membership.
If, you don’t have money getting started I advise you to take the free membership at WA which will help you set up a blog on a free SiteRubix subdomain and begin earning your way to premium membership following something you are passionate about. Whatever you do, do not use Wix, Blogger, or similar free host that are not affiliated marketer-friendly and are not WordPress based.
Once you start making money save up and buy a premium membership to join us at Wealthy Affiliate where I will personally train you to climb to 3 million monthly visitors in 9 years or less. I have personally grown a site to this level and will have this blog there in its own time as well.
Training is Golden, all top affiliate marketers know this:
Even the best-known experts in affiliate marketing spend a large portion of their income to learn from peers and read periodicals and new ebook releases related to making money online. You never know what you don’t know until you learn by either accident or great training. My journey at WA has built a ton of knowledge I either had forgotten over 11 years of marketing before Wealthy Affiliate or never knew. That’s why I have been there for 5 years now of my 16 years in affiliate marketing.
Automation is your friend, not a tech hassle:
By automating regular posts to social media, advertising research, and sending things like your weekly or monthly newsletters and special reports to your e-mail list you free up time to work with people directly and develop new content. Don’t be afraid of tech, because most of it is a one-time learning curve and many automated systems are so damned easy my 9 years old can use them.
My Email Marketing suggestion makes my life a breeze and not a living hell for example. I won’t use any autoresponder other than Rocket Responder at this time because it is a breeze to use and has most of the tools of bigger responders for $20 a month with unlimited list size and unlimited sends. Get Response is the only other I could offer up but is inflated price for tools most people don’t need.
The only reason I would choose the latter is to have more app integrations as RocketResponder is just starting to build integrations and connections with app companies.
In our post about the “Best Kept Secrets of Top Affiliate Marketers” we have covered a lot of shovel ready information. The best tip is to look at the products around you and think about how they can make you money. You also need to take away tips on treating people like people, using simple automation tools like Autoresponders, and above all TRAIN YOUR DAMNED BRAIN FIRST! Don’t be the person with tools they don’t know how to use to be the person who knows every tool before you buy them. Learn them fast, learn often, and never stop learning.
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