Affiliate Marketing

Below you’ll find the posts at Sugarrae from the affiliate marketing category. I highly recommend you read each of them if you’re serious about making an income as an affiliate marketer.

Beginner Affiliates

If you’re brand new to the affiliate game, I’d recommend reading the primer posts below that I wrote for the Sugarrae Blog and then get to work on your first site while returning to read the rest of the free articles on my affiliate marketing blog as you work. Be warned though that my writing style is known for being very “tell it like it is.” ;-)

THE Newbie Affiliate Marketing Guide

If you're still not sure where to start after reading some of the articles here, check out Traffic and Trust – an e-Book written by a friend of mine that gives you both a realistic and achievable blueprint to affiliate marketing success (you can read my Traffic and Trust review here.)

You may want me to tell you that you can get rich quick or get rich lazy, but I'll leave that to the snake oil salesman.

The truth is that affiliate marketing is VERY doable and can BECOME a source of passive income – but you'll have to actually WORK to achieve success with it, at least in the beginning.

Seasoned Affiliates

If you’re a more seasoned affiliate, your first stop should be the affiliate evolution post (as well as tons of other great articles on affiliate marketing and SEO) followed by watching the video interview I did about affiliate marketing in today’s world at PubCon a few years back:

If you have suggestions for posts you'd like to see me do or information you’d love to see provided, please feel free to contact me and let me know.

How I Create a Strategy for a New Blog or Affiliate Site – Part 2 (Creating Your Sitemap & Wireframe)

the sugarrae sitemap

In part one of this series - identifying the demographic - you got a good handle on who will be reading your blog based on your niche and where you social efforts should have the most impact (#protip - you can begin working on building a social ...
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How I Create a Strategy for a New Blog or Affiliate Site – Part 1 (Identifying the Demographic)

gathering demographic data

In prior posts we've discussed how to come up with a niche idea, how to research a niche before entering it and how to find the best affiliate programs within a niche to promote. Now it's time to build and promote that site, right? Wrong. Now it's ...
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How to Find the Best Affiliate Programs in Your Niche

outdoors category

In my recent post on how to research a niche one of the topics I glazed over was checking for the presence of multiple affiliate programs. Assuming you've found a niche idea that passed the research litmus test (or are already in a niche), it's time ...
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Tips for Successful Affiliate Program Management

Fight club movie scene

There are of thousands of opinions on how to build a successful affiliate program. The easiest way to sum it up is to say the affiliate manager needs to "Get It". If they don't understand affiliate marketing, the program will never see its full ...
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How to Brainstorm for Profitable Affiliate Niche Ideas

Frustrated and Sad

Figuring out which niche to target is the stumbling point for a lot of wannabe affiliates. As I mentioned in my post on how to research a niche, I've stumbled on some of my niches completely by chance - others I found and targeted. If you're ...
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How to Conduct Niche Research for an Affiliate Site

Estimated monthly value

How do you an evaluate a potential affiliate niche? It's a question I'm asked several times a week. Half of the niches I've created affiliate sites in were ones I stumbled across totally by chance. The rest are in niches I directly set out to target. ...
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Identifying the Money Keywords for Affiliate Marketing & SEO

Pared down keyword list

Keyword targeting can make all the difference revenue wise when working on SEO for an affiliate site that relies on SEO as its primary marketing method. You have vanity terms, traffic terms and then you have your "money" terms. Seeing results from ...
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9 Quick Tips to Increase Affiliate Income on Your Blog

Increasing Revenue

So you've got a blog and you're doing affiliate marketing - with either no success, little success or great success (high five!) - but hey, you're always looking for ways to make more. Below are 9 things I've done over the years - with success - to ...
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How to Create Passive Income with Profitable (Yet Honest) Reviews

Affiliate Reviews

When I did my post on how to make money via blogging, I'd mentioned doing product reviews within it as one of my favorite ways to generate passive income with a blog. To me, there's no better recipe for monetization than taking a product I love, ...
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How Affiliate Adware Affects Your Revenue

Adware problems

[Note from Rae - This post is a guest post from Adam Riemer. When I published my affiliate marketing glossary, he showed a very impassioned stance on Adware, as well as an amazing amount of knowledge on the topic with his comment. When he offered to ...
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