While the idea sounds great you really might want to read the YouTube TOS. Section 4D specifically. Considering Google tends to ban accounts and not ask any questions you could lose your account pretty quick.
If I were to opt for those product review sites to review the products, will I be able to include the Amazon product links in the reviews? Or is there any other ways I can promote any types of products where I don’t have to create the niche site? Please advise.
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Thanks for all the great info. I have had some moderate success with amazon before, but nothing of that magnitude. The best selling lists have works for me, as well as creating a ‘recommended’ list or ‘library’ full of interesting products, although I have always found its better to actually be interesting in the recommendations rather than just plugging anything.
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Same here, this post kind of fell from the sky at such a great time. Been building a great community of readers over the years but reached a point where I’m losing money maintaining the site and newsletter. As you said, the ads don’t bring much -ironically I use Adblocks too but affiliate marketing always seemed like a weird and opaque subject. I’ve read many of Chris Guillebeau’s books in the last few months (this is how I discovered your site actually!) and I didn’t realize he had affiliate links for instance. Your post opened up a new window of possibility for me. Still need to process everything and do the work behind but a big thank you to you Sean!
Theme – you don’t need a special theme for affiliate marketing, you probably just need a blog. I recommend StudioPress themes since that’s what Yoast, Matt Cutts (from Google), and I use. Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress also recommends them. One of the biggest mistakes I made was using a theme from Themeforest… since they’re built by independent developers who may stop making updates to their theme. This happened to me and I hear horror stories all the time about people having to switch themes and redesign their entire site. I’ve been using the same StudioPress theme (Outreach Pro) for 3 years. Their themes are lightweight (load fast), SEO-friendly via optimized code, secure, and they have a huge selection of plugins for the Genesis Framework and an awesome community in the Genesis WordPress Facebook Group. They include documentation for setting it up and will serve you for many, many years.
Is there income from affiliate marketing – sure there is. Is it enough for people to make the wild claims they do – to sustain a large living of it – NO! That is a pure scam (in my opinion) and I refuse to budge from my stance, unless shown otherwise (i.e. proven wrong).
Also, ensure that you keep contact with your product viewers by keeping in touch with them. Respond to their questions about the product, or even make more short clips that are related to the query. Connecting with your YouTube community will help you grow your sales and make more money than you even anticipated.
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The company also just announced a new video app for set-top boxes, with the hope that users will watch Facebook videos on the big screen in their living room. Facebook said that videos inside that app would not include ads, but it’s easy to imagine this same type of mid-roll ad coming to a Facebook TV app down the line.
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That might be due to the fact that Snapchat has long focused its efforts on mature markets in North America and Europe, where more money is spent on video advertising—and where consumers tend to have more advanced smartphones capable of handling the app’s intense data and processor requirements.
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The reality in affiliate marketing is much the same reality in other work-at-home ventures; there are a few who are filthy rich, a good number who are successful enough to meet their goals, and a ton who aren’t making anything. So, the question isn’t really whether or not affiliate marketing is a viable income option (it is), but whether or not you can make affiliate marketing work for you.
It takes courage and a special kind of personality to become an affiliate marketer. Some people never take action and just do it. For some, it’s a bit of extra income, while others choose adventure over routine and master the art of online affiliate marketing so they can rock this business while backpacking through the Andes.
The vast majority of affiliate relationships are run either through networks or through custom platforms established by merchants. There’s a reason for that; these types of arrangements are the easiest to manage, and allow scale for both merchants and affiliates.
I’ve been using Amazon’s affiliate program heavily for a little over two years now and the one thing I found through constant testing is that the layout of your website matters when it comes to how well it converts casual visitors into affiliate sales.
Thanks for sharing info on affiliate marketing. Learned a lot. I have been an affiliate for some programs but never made success with the same mainly because I haven’t done it right. Also,traffic on your site needs to be really good and targeted to make things work. Need to work on traffic first and then can think about affiliate marketing.
Hey Tom, thanks for this tutorial – it’s a good thing to get a tutorial like this from a trusted person like you and not from the thousands of (sometimes) confusing articles about passive income/affiliate marketing/clickfunnels and what not that I come across from time to time, I am making a living as a web designer and I have been thinking of pivoting from design and creative work to focus on passive income but didn’t know where to start. This is the perfect foundation article I have seen so far and I ‘d like to ask if you have any further reading/guides/videos on affiliate marketing that you’d recommend. I like to do my deep research before starting 🙂 One more thing, there are some broken or missing images in this article, it could be my browser but check from your side too because there are quite a few images (e.g your Mercedes) that are missing. Thanks
Eighty percent of affiliate programs today use revenue sharing or pay per sale (PPS) as a compensation method, nineteen percent use cost per action (CPA), and the remaining programs use other methods such as cost per click (CPC) or cost per mille (CPM, cost per estimated 1000 views).
Compare this to a CPM-based advertising campaign, where an advertiser pays a fixed amount to get a fixed number of ad impressions. (E.g., they may pay $10,000 to have 1 million ads shown on a publisher site, or a $10 CPM.) That campaign may be unsuccessful however if the ad impressions don’t convert into clicks and/or eventual sales.
Though commission rates are obviously important, this number definitely needs to be considered in connection with the type of offer. A merchant offer that pays 50% commission seems very attractive in a vacuum, but if the product offered isn’t relevant to your audience and the creative is no good the results will probably be uninspiring.
I would then get a hosting provider (a place to put the website on the internet) and a domain name (the name for the website), and then install WordPress so I could start playing around with the look of my website. I’d browse some free ‘themes’ (pre-designed ‘looks’ for websites) if I was tight on cash, or I might buy a high-quality one if I had the money.
If you’re used to publishing high-resolution, professional clips, consider mixing it up with raw footage, especially when building anticipation and a sense of things coming together, leading up to a new product rollout.
You’re making the arguement that I don’t prefer a lifestyle waking up at 10:00 AM working when I want to and would instead prefer to have some online business where I need to have dozens of employees just to keep the lights on when I don’t want to show up. Problem is – I prefer the more relaxed lifestyle (at least for now)
Invite readers back to your blog. Roughly 4% of my readers click through to my blogs. On average, I make $1–2 per visitor. Not only are these visits an opportunity to introduce readers to value-adding services, but you can also get their e-mails, re-target with ads later, build credibility, have your content shared, etc. Here’s a walkthrough video for building your blog.
The hardest aspect of an affiliate marketing offer to evaluate may also be the most important. Your ability to drive traffic to merchant sites via affiliate links is one of the primary revenue drivers, and it depends in large part on the tools you’re given. These tools are the advertisements merchants have available for affiliates to use on their site. The better the ads are, this more clicks they will get.
In this video she says that it doesn’t count and that you don’t have to check the box for affiliate links. However, I still give disclosure about it when I link to affiliates in the description of the video.
All CPA marketers put their eggs in one basket. I’ve seen plenty of the greats go from zero to hero and vice versa several time in their careers. The smart ones learn to build their own business in the process and pimp their products to CPA newbies (where the real money is). So if your only focus is to make the most money you can I would advise you not to spend it all because that business model won’t last.
Watch time, not completion rate: Completion rate, or what percentage of a video was viewed, is usually used to evaluate a video ad’s ability to keep people’s attention. But that is not what’s being shown here. Instead, Facebook is using watch time, or the actual number of seconds that a viewing session lasted before a person stopped watching an ad, and then plotting that information to show what percentage of sessions made it to each second (without using any markers to indicate seconds on the chart).
So what I’ll do is put together an article of all the top products that are on sale in my niche using the tips I’ve shared earlier like linking as many times as possible, making the product image clickable and then sending out an email to my list etc. to get even more conversions.