I was reading the recap Shawn Collins did of his trip to SMX on day one and a comment he made within it got my attention: Some interesting revelations in the duplicate content session, such as Google’s Joachim Kupke saying there is no duplicate ... Read More
Affiliate Marketing – Page 4
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.
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.” ;-)
- How Affiliate Marketing Works
- Avoiding Affiliate Marketing Scams
- How to find Affiliate Marketing Programs
- Affiliate marketing tools I use
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.
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.
It’s not a secret that one of my companies publishes affiliate websites. We utilize what I consider an evolved method of building affiliate sites and monetizing them primarily via affiliate marketing. And creating evolved sites means trying to ... Read More
I know, I know. I've been an affiliate for over a decade now [I'm not old, I'm not old]... how have I not attended an Affiliate Summit before? I must have been asked that question thirty times this week. I really don't know... I think because I've ... Read More
About 18 months ago, I wrote what I consider to be the best post I've ever written on the topic of affiliate marketing, how to survive the affiliate evolution. When I say that I wrote out my business plan and posted it on my blog in that post, I'm ... Read More
Recently a new merchant we're working with made the move over to Pepperjam Network (they're an affiliate network and yes, that's an affiliate link), which forced us to get familiar with them. After a few days of working with their backend a bit, I ... Read More
While last in the list of reasons you fail at affiliate marketing from this week, it is the most common plague I see new affiliates suffer from. When you're building a new affiliate website, you're usually filled with motivation. From design, to ... Read More
Whenever I get an email from a newer affiliate asking for advice on a site, it usually contains a 14 paragraph, in depth explanation of what they were thinking of doing and why no matter what route they take, it might be the wrong route because ... Read More
I twittered a few weeks back that affiliate marketing (or any Internet marketing for that matter) is a lot like weight loss. Tons of people has it as a goal, the majority won't do the work it takes to achieve it and those who are in shape often ... Read More
I'm going to keep this post short since I'm sick of constantly rehashing the topic. Unfortunately though, it could not be ignored as a top five reason for failure in the affiliate marketing industry. "What is fame? The advantage of being known ... Read More
When compiling a list of the top five mistakes would be marketers make, you definitely have to put working soft and playing hard at the top of that list. I don't know where it originated from, but the first time I ever hard "work hard, play hard" ... Read More
With all the recent discussions about finding your drive to get what you want in life, I figured it might be a good, constructive idea to follow up with some practical advice on how to avoid getting distracted and downright derailed from your ... Read More
Before I leave, I wanted to get something off my chest. The alternate title for this post was: "Why you shouldn't depend on webmaster welfare". For those out of the loop, "webmaster welfare" is a term used to describe Adsense that apparently can be ... Read More