I have about 4 authority style sites and the rest are all mini ones. I like the money the mini’s can make but there isn’t any attractive exit strategy with those so that’s why I like to do a little of both, but I believe authority style sites have the biggest upside. As for income split I’d have to go back through all the tracking data but I’d peg it somewhat in favor of authority sites (before I sold one of my largest ones)
But as we know that everything is done through a particular process, so is with YouTube. Making money thru on YouTube might not be as easy as posting review on the blog. You need to follow a definite process to get success while doing affiliate marketing via YouTube channel. It might be that other bloggers and common individuals use the same strategy to earn money. But if their knowledge is incomplete or they miss out on one important element, they might not be able to create an engaging video.
Key takeaway: Ask yourself, who’s attention do I have, and how can I serve them? If you don’t have a significant following anywhere right now, what kind of content will you produce and where, to change that?
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.
Videos are becoming so important to get your message out there especially because people are using phones to access the internet and loads of text and small pictures can be a pain on a small screen so short videos work really well.
The problem with affiliate marketing, like many other home business options, are the so-called gurus and get-rich-quick programs that suggest affiliate marketing can be done fast and with little effort. Odds are you’ve read claims of affiliate marketing programs that say you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a month doing almost nothing (“Three clicks to rich!”). Or, they suggest you can set up your affiliate site, and then forget it, except to check your bank deposits.
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.
I always add an HTML table of contents to posts to make sure they are long and structured. This has been a HUGE help for me (and my readers) and there are tons of benefits: better chance of getting “jump to links” in Google (see below), increased average time on page, decreased bounce rates, and it makes it easier for readers to navigate through your content.
Although I am an “uber-experienced newbie” in the Internet Marketing world, I was an Amazon-phobic, having been only familiar (and seen some success) with ClickBank products, not venturing into anything outside CB. The low commissions and lack of knowledge on how to correctly promote the products and inner workings of their affiliate program was another deterrent in getting started.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to monetize online content. While there are many true stories of Internet entrepreneurs amassing small fortunes by delivering high-converting referral leads to affiliate businesses, this relatively straightforward concept isn’t always as simple to execute as it appears.
Prepare for taxes. If you make money via affiliate marketing, you can be sure that you’re going to have pay taxes on that income. At the beginning of each year, your partner companies should send you a 1099 tax form. If they don’t, you’re still required to report the income to the IRS.
Note that you can become an affiliate for large companies once, and then promote any of their products. For example, you can become an affiliate with Amazon (“Amazon Associate”) once and promote any of their products.
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CPA marketing programs pay affiliates when a specific action is taken by the referral or lead. Common actions include clicks, impressions, form submits, sign-ups, registrations, or opt-ins. Since Cost-Per-Action models don’t necessarily involve a direct sale (and involve more risk taking) the payout percentages are far smaller than they are in Cost-Per-Sale.
Build an audience. Whether on Quora, or elsewhere, start providing value in a niche you enjoy or have experience with. Let’s say you write just 10 answers a day— even if each were to only reach 500 views, you’re going to hit 1 million views in just 6 months.
I’m not sure of the exact reasons why I started to rank, but I have a few theories. It was a very long, honest, and informative post on the subject. I believe this made it stand out from all the other reviews in which the author just wrote up a basic summary of what it’s about. It also is one of the latest reviews on the book, so perhaps google freshness has something to do with it. I haven’t done any linkbuilding on this page and it currently sits at #2.
Choose a niche you enjoy talking about and reputable affiliate(s) offering a lucrative referral program. It took me years to realize a) I like writing about website speed optimization and b) I could recommend hosting which is the #1 factor of site speed and pays up to $150/sale. It can take several months (even years) before making enough affiliate income to live on as you build your keyword list, content, traffic, readership and community. But it is SO worth it in the end!
That’s a great question, and a good point. We mentioned that Facebook video has a shorter lifespan than on YouTube, but exactly how short is it? We did some research, and it’s tough to determine exactly how long the average lifespan is for video posts specifically. However, our friends at Post Planner have a great post on the lifespan of Facebook posts in general, pinning it down somewhere between 3 and 5 hours.
Group actions for Carousel ads by each product with actions_breakdown=[‘action_carousel_card_id’, ‘action_carousel_card_name’]. Each child_attachment has a different card ID. action_carousel_card_id and action_carousel_card_name is only for Carousel ads.
Applicable strategies: Continue to look outside your core offers to find additional solid-earning products and services. Seek to identify additional smaller-earning offers that also sell consistently.
This is the most important step in creating a successful YouTube channel. This does not mean, however, that you need a professional video editing studio and a $5,000 camera. While it is important to have clear and well edited audio and video, the most important aspect of these videos is the actual content itself. Providing a high quality, detailed and honest review of a product can be the determining factor of whether or not someone will purchase that product.
You might not think that you can provide the right marketing message in just a few seconds. If so, consider testing videos of different lengths to see which works the best. You might be surprised with the results that you’ll get when you compare short, punchy videos to longer ones. Social media users are notoriously impatient and many just want you to get to the point so that they can decide if they will take further action. Even if you decide to create longer video ads, you still need to work hard to capture attention within those first few seconds.
Learn how it works. An affiliate marketer embeds her own unique affiliate link in her web page or blog. This link does not have any impact on customers, and it does not alter the price of any products/services being offered by affiliates. However, any time the customer makes a purchase after clicking an affiliate link within a specified time frame, the marketer gets a commission from that sale. How much you earn will depend on each affiliate’s prices, commission percentages, and the number of sales you’re able to initiate on a weekly or monthly basis.
Thanks Chris – – the only other thought I had was the states that Amazon has pulled out of due to that “internet tax” issue….do you ever get concerned about this as it seemed of have really had a massive impact on those with amazon affiliate income.
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.
For example, building up a big base of traffic won’t deliver much of a reward if you’re working with the wrong affiliate offers. Similarly, doing a great job marketing the ideal offers to an extremely small traffic base won’t translate into much revenue. Each of these three points must be implemented and improved together, or else you won’t see results.