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Do You Need A Website For Affiliate Marketing?

Do You Need A Website For Affiliate Marketing?

Now that I’ve been in the industry for awhile, one of the most common questions people ask me is “do you need a website for affiliate marketing?” I think it is because when most people think of websites they think of web design and having to learn computer code which is a very complex skill that people spend years learning. Though a lot of people may be interested in affiliate marketing, they may be intimidated by the idea of building a website. Truth be told, actually creating the website is the EASY part! The hard part is making that site profitable. Building a site does not require any computer code at all and you can set up a great looking site in a matter of a few hours. Just go to YouTube and type in “bulid a WordPress site step by step” and you’ll be greeted with dozens of free video tutorials that walk you through everything. Here’s an example of one I found:

But technically, do you need a website for affiliate marketing? Well, technically no! In fact, affiliate marketing has existed a whole lot longer than the internet has been around. In prior decades, affiliate marketing just took on a different form such as marketing through classified ads and using special phone numbers to track leads, as one basic example.

So while I personally have always used my blogs and websites as the main aspect of my affiliate marketing business, and while I will always recommend having a website if you’re an affiliate marketer, you technically don’t need one to succeed at affiliate marketing. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Below is a video I made that goes into a bit more detail…

How Affiliate Marketing Works Without A Website

When you become an affiliate marketer, you will receive a personalized affiliate link. This link has a special code at the end that is used by your affiliate partner to track the customers that you have sent to their website. With that information, you can use that link anywhere online and if people go to their website, you will still be able to earn your credits and commissions. With your affiliate link, I can definitely say that the answer to “do you need a website for affiliate marketing” is no. You can post that link on other people’s sites, in comment sections, on social media, etc.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

Using Social Media For Affiliate Marketing

Most new affiliate marketers that contact me and wish to start marketing without a website bring up social media as their preferred advertising method. You can post your affiliate link on all social media websites from Pinterest to Facebook to Twitter, but make sure you read the terms of service for each as some of them may have certain requirements on how affiliate links may be used. If you are someone who already has a large social media following, you can use that following to help earn you some revenue. If you’re starting off fresh, it will likely take some time to grow a large and loyal following you can monetize, so start now (even if you plan on having a website, too).

Truth be told, making money through social media is more difficult than it may first seem. While I operate several social media accounts, none of them are my main source of revenue. My main source of revenue is through my websites. That’s not to say it isn’t possible to make a significant income using affiliate marketing on social media – many people have done it. However, for my own personal business, I focus almost entirely on growing my websites.

Consider Other Forms Of Content

Do you love making funny videos for YouTube? Do you consider yourself an amateur photographer that has mastered Instagram? Do you host a podcast? You can promote products on all of these outlets and still make money with your affiliate link. On Youtube, Instagram, and your podcast host, you just post your link in the comments. You can also use your content to promote the product. For example on Youtube or your podcast you can give a thoughtful, personal review. On Instagram, you can take pictures that are relevant to the product. This form of content will definitely drive traffic to your affiliate link and give you some other options for making money.

Heck, you don’t even need to use the internet at all. You could hand out flyers with your affiliate link on it, take out classified ads in the newspaper, send out mailers, or any other number of ways you can share your affiliate link.

Take Advantage Of Other Website’s Traffic

One of the ways I answer the question “do you need a website for affiliate marketing?” is to say “Not really, because you can always use someone else’s.” There are tons of websites that you can promote your products with your affiliate links. A great place to start is in boards and forums that are focused on topics relevant to your products. You can answer questions or start entire threads where you can promote your products and use your affiliate links. Maybe you could create a free training program for Udemy.com and monetize that training program by embedding affiliate links. Another option is to use your affiliate links on websites that offer consumer reviews of third party products. All you do is write a positive review of your product and add your link.

The point is that while I think having your own website is a crucial aspect of your business, you can and should also take advantage of already hugely successful websites like Google, Facebook, Reddit, SoundCloud, SlideShare and a ton of other resources that allow anyone to post and create content on their platform.

The Great American Novel–Almost

Do you love to write but are still intimidated to start a blog? Consider publishing an eBook. eBook publishing is easy because most places accept .pdf submissions. It is very easy these days to get your book listed in Amazon, even if you’re self-published. If you create a free eBook that also contains your affiliate link, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can start earning. People love eBooks, especially when looking for in depth expertise on a subject. So rather than trying to navigate the technicalities of running a website or a blog and also having the benefit of being able to offer long-form content, considering marketing with an eBook.

Try A Traditional Marketing Tactic

Affiliate marketing is still marketing. So when people ask me “do you need a website for affiliate marketing” another answer I like to give is “no, not if you aren’t afraid to go old school.” You can sell your product with one of the oldest tactics in the book. You can post a classified ad. Websites like Craigslist and Classified Ads in traditional newspapers allow users to post ads, sometimes for free. On these ads you can promote your product and use your affiliate link in the body. Posting ads may be the oldest trick in the book, but it is still a very effective way to promote and sell products.

Don’t Give Up On A Website

Now even though the answer to “Do you need a website for affiliate marketing” is no, it is still the best way to reach an audience and promote your products. If you are really intimidate by the prospect of building a website, don’t worry. There are plenty of programs that can help you get the training and skills you need. When I first started out, I’d never built a website in my life. I didn’t know the first thing about web hosting or coding or search engine optimization or any of the other skills you need to have a successful affiliate marketing website. Luckily, I found Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t just offer help for it’s affiliate marketers, they’d partnered with Site Rubix to help beginners build appealing websites that are perfectly optimized for affiliate marketing.

So ultimately, when people I ask “do you need a website for affiliate marketing” I tell them there are plenty of other options to make money as an affiliate marketer. From social media to eBooks to traditional ads, there are plenty of places you can share your personal affiliate link and promote your products online that aren’t just your website. However, if you do decide to build a website, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. You can work with Wealthy Affiliate and Site Rubix to learn everything you need to know to get a great site up and running right away.

Do you need a website for affiliate marketing? No, but nothing is stopping you from having one!

Using Craigslist For Affiliate Marketing: A Good Strategy?

Using Craigslist For Affiliate Marketing: A Good Strategy?

The internet is filled with potential, and those who are looking for ways to improve their salary potential and make it easier to work from home will often have questions about exactly what the best paths to their goals are. One of the best choices out there is affiliate marketing, and learning more about it and how you can make it work for you is one of the first steps towards changing your future for the better. Read More

Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?

Using Craigslist For Affiliate Marketing: A Good Strategy?

Money. We could all use a little bit more of it, and while they say that it won’t buy happiness there’s no question that it can certainly make things a little easier. There are numerous ways that people in today’s world can earn extra income, and one particular way that I almost found by accident is affiliate marketing. I was a full-time truck driver working 70 to 80hrs per week and started blogging online. I really never expected that to lead to a full time income for me. If you want to read the full story, you can do that here. Read More

What Is The Best Affiliate Marketing Training Program To Sign Up For?

The Best Affiliate Marketing Training Program To Sign Up For

When I first decided to start my own company and was looking into the different ways to make money online, I was shocked by the amount of scams, so-called “gurus” and get-rich-quick schemes that were out there. I kept coming across company after company, website after website, promising to help me make millions online overnight. These “get-rich-quick” schemes were a huge turn off and made me think there was actually no legitimate way to make money online other than becoming a part of these schemes. It got so bad that I almost gave up and resigned myself to the fact that I’d never be able to start my own business and I’d spend my life working as a long-haul truck driver the rest of my life. If you want to read my full success story you can do so here. Read More

What Is CPA Affiliate Marketing?

What Is CPA Affiliate Marketing?

Cost Per Acquisition (CPA), otherwise known as Cost Per Action, is a form of affiliate marketing where advertisers pay for a specific form of acquisition or action to be taken. Acquisitions can range from clicks to requests for service, to filling out forms, to installs and downloads depending on the details of the contract. CPA affiliate marketing has become a multi-billion dollar industry and many affiliate marketers partake in CPA affiliate marketing without even realizing it. CPA is simply a certain form of affiliate marketing.

How Does CPA Affiliate Marketing Work?

Unlike some other forms of internet marketing, I think CPA is very straightforward, although the successful implementation is anything but straightforward. The short explanation is this…

When it comes to affiliate marketing, CPA refers to ways you can earn revenue without actually making a sale. For example, some companies like insurance companies will pay you simply for a lead. If you send someone to their website and that person fills out an insurance quote form, that may be enough to earn you some decent revenue.

Another example is display advertising through Google Adsense or Media.net. I personally use both of those services on some of my blogs and basically I get paid just for someone clicking on an ad.

You might be thinking… “but Mike, I NEVER click on ads! How can that make you any money?”

First of all, I’m not saying that Google Adsense or Media.net ads will make you rich, because they certainly aren’t the most profitable monetization methods. You’re also going to need a pretty significant amount of traffic for display advertising to work for you. While display ads CAN earn you a full-time income, I’ve personally found display ads to be the “icing on the cake” so to speak. Between Media.net ads and Google Adsense ads, I earned approximately $45,000 last year. Keep in mind that type of income from CPA advertising has taken me YEARS to build, but that’s not pocket change!! So while I don’t think CPA should be your main monetization plan, CPA shouldn’t be ignored, either.

The Key Differences Between Affiliate Marketing And CPA Affiliate Marketing

Though CPA affiliate marketing is a type of affiliate marketing, there are some key differences. Affiliate marketers are basically proxy advertisers that work to promote a brand as well as their products and services. Affiliate marketers are then paid any time someone makes a purchase based on their recommendations.

Let me give you a specific example. I have a website that reviews dog food over at DogFoodInsider.com. On that site I have an affiliate partnership with the Amazon Associates Affiliate Program. If someone clicks on any of my links to Amazon.com and makes a purchase, I get a commission. It doesn’t even matter what they buy, so my reviews can be honest. I get to promote only the highest quality dog food and I get paid to do it! Pretty cool, right?

But unlike traditional affiliate marketing, CPA is not reliant on a sale. Instead you are really just creating a lead for another company. CPA is often compared to lead generation as opposed to direct sales. You’ll notice on my dog food review site I also have some Media.net display ads, so that site has a nice mixture of CPA as well as direct sales affiliate revenue. Diversification is the only way to truly survive long-term online!

The Benefits Of CPA Affiliate Marketing

CPA affiliate marketing has many benefits. For the most part, it is truly passive. Sure, you need to build content that receives enough traffic to capitalize on and monetize, which is NOT a simple or “passive” task, but it once I have an article written, it takes me 2 seconds to place a Google ad on my site. Then all I have to do is let it sit there while Google optimizes the ad for me and watch the clicks come in.

For other types of CPA affiliate marketing, such as when a more specific task is required, the payouts can be fairly substantial. For example, let’s pretend you have a website that compares car insurance. Instead of promoting one single brand in the hopes of commissions from new sales and signups, why not just have people get a quote from 5 or 6 different insurance companies to see which one comes out with the best price? If you have a CPA affiliate partnership with all of those insurance companies, they will ALL pay you, regardless of who actually gets the sale. So, you can see how profitable CPA marketing can be and you don’t even have to sell anything!

Which Should You Choose?

The best part about CPA affiliate marketing is that you can use it on nearly any blog or website, no matter what your current monetization methods (or plans) are. You can easily integrate both types of affiliate marketing into your website if it is well-designed, receives enough traffic, and you fully disclose your content to your partners. With your website and social media accounts, you can run both affiliate marketing and CPA campaigns seamlessly and have a variety of ways to generate income. As I’ve shown you, I personally use both and have found they interplay nicely.

How To Get Started In CPA Affiliate Marketing

What Is CPA Affiliate Marketing?If you are interested in pursuing CPA as your main form of affiliate marketing, I’d say the first place to start is to research the different CPA affiliate networks that are out there. Just like with becoming an affiliate, before applying to any CPA network, do a little research to see if the company offers the services, pay structure, and variety that you need for success.

Once you have your CPA networks narrowed down, you’ll need to apply to the networks. You’ll probably want to build up your website and start receiving some traffic before you apply as many CPA networks have an approval process. They want to see that your site is already attracting targeted visitors that may be interested in their CPA offers, so don’t apply too early. Affiliate marketing should be viewed as a long-term strategy. Build up your site first, get some visitors, and THEN monetize it.

To learn more about the process I use to build websites that make money, you can learn about the CTPM process here.

So yes, CPA networks are pretty particular about who they let in because their model is based on your legitimacy, so you may be turned down. I know this can be discouraging at first, however, here are some tips I recommend for applying so you have a better chance of acceptance:

  • Even though CPA does not rely on having a website, it’s good to have an already established website with a daily stream of visitors to your site.
  • Have a domain based email as it gives you more credibility.
  • Be honest about your past history, site traffic, and conversion rates. If you lie about your traffic volume just to get accepted, they will find out and it could ruin any future relationship you could have with them.
  • Don’t give up. If a network turns you down, work on building your audience and then when you have higher numbers, re-apply.

If you are just starting out in affiliate marketing, I definitely recommend working with an affiliate marketing company like Wealthy Affiliate. While there’s a million different people, “guru’s”, and services that claim THEY can teach you how to be successful online, I really only recommend Wealthy Affiliate as they give you all the tools and services you’ll need in one place, along with the training to learn how to put it all together. It’s a fantastic resource.

Some Tips For Successful CPA Affiliate Marketing Campaigns

Once you have a CPA affiliate network membership, it’s time to set up a successful campaign. While simply blogging and creating content is a great strategy to gaining traffic in order to promote CPA offers, there are some other marketing strategies you can integrate. Here are some of the things that I have done that have helped me be more successful with my CPA strategies:

  • Create a landing page: Landing pages are different than regular blog posts or pages on your site. A landing page is a specific page that you can “funnel” your website traffic into. While blog posts should mostly be made to educate, inform, or entertain your website visitors, your landing pages should be the main selling pages and optimized for the most clicks and conversions. Find ways to link to your landing pages from your blog posts and you have an effective strategy.
  • Have fun with a splash page: Splash pages are an introduction page users see before entering a website. A splash page is a fun and flashy piece of content that contains everything from music to animations to graphics. A splash page is a way to get visitors excited to engage in your site or a way to prompt them to take a specific action. Anytime someone visits a website for the first time they have their guard up.
    A splash page is a great way to instantly give a certain personality to your website.
  • Use paid advertising (with caution): In some cases, paid advertising can be hugely profitable. For example, using Facebook Ads to drive clicks or using Google Adwords to drive traffic to your site. When paid advertising works, it works very well and really can earn you a significant income very quickly. However, paid advertising is very difficult and usually you will lose money before you make money, so set a budget and use it cautiously.

These are just some of the techniques I recommend for CPA affiliate marketing. There are dozens more examples of affiliates making great money through CPA.

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a way to expand your current business, I definitely recommend looking into CPA affiliate marketing. It’s a great business strategy that has helped me diversify my offerings, works seamlessly with my other affiliate partnerships, and helped me expand my revenue streams into other areas like social media. I definitely would recommend all affiliate marketers check it out.

Advantages Of Affiliate Marketing Over Other “Make Money Online” Techniques

Advantages Of Affiliate Marketing Over Other “Make Money Online” Techniques

Wouldn’t it be great if all those “make money online” programs and training couerses were legitimate? Unfortunately, chances are, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and it’s more important than ever to be careful when putting your information out there online. This is even true with people who promote affiliate marketing as a means to make money online. As someone who earns a great living online through affiliate marketing, I know that affiliate marketing can be entirely legitimate. However, there are so many “gurus” and get-rich-quick “experts” pushing affiliate marketing as some easy way to earn big bucks quickly online with very little work. Of course that’s total bullshit, and it gives the entire affiliate industry a terrible image.

With affiliate marketing, however, you really are given the opportunity to make money online legitimately. Affiliate marketing is just like starting any other business, though. It’s not going to come quickly or easily, you need a good business plan, and you will not earn any significant income for at least the first year and maybe more. That’s just how REAL business works.

When you understand how affiliate marketing REALLY works, and how the advantages of affiliate marketing makes it a great business opportunity, it then becomes easy to see how this online business is quite a bit different from the average “make money online” offer. Read More

How To Use Social Media For Affiliate Marketing

How To Use Social Media For Affiliate Marketing

Using social media for affiliate marketing is one of the simplest and quickest ways to begin making money online. Affiliate marketing is a partnership between a company and an external website, where the external party helps to promote a product or products, and the company pays the external party a commission for each click that transforms into a sale. While using social media for affiliate marketing can be one of the most effective methods, you’ll want to make sure your social media posts not only spread your affiliate link and website link, but have actual value as well.

Posts without value are posts that will cause your audience to lose interest and the goodwill of your audiences, rendering your efforts of using social media for affiliate marketing useless. For example, on my social media platforms I like to have 80% of my posts as entertainment or education purposes only and only 20% of my posts have anything to do with promotions. Read More

The Basics Of Internet Marketing

The Basics Of Internet Marketing

Many people who start a business in affiliate marketing are just like me. I had absolutely no experience in internet marketing prior to starting my first blog. In fact, when I started my very first blog, it was on someone else’s website. I had zero intention of making any money from it and I had no clue how to build a website, so I just used an existing site. I simply wanted to blog about my lifestyle as a truck driver since I love to write and I thought it would help out other new truckers. The idea of making money only entered my mind after I started growing a following. I learned that I was essentially making the website owner some money and figured, hey, why can’t I make my own blog so I can actually make myself money instead of making money for someone else? The rest is history. You can read my full story and how I got into affiliate marketing here if you’re interested.

Unless you have worked directly in a marketing role or have run a website before, you probably do not know the basics of internet marketing. Sure, you can probably do a pretty good Google search, you might know your way around social media, and you can hold your own when it comes to online research, but actually building a site and marketing it to make money? That probably seems like a tall order, and I’m not going to lie… It will not be a fast and easy process to learn everything you need to learn. The good news is, as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can and you will learn how to build amazing affiliate marketing websites that earn you a passive income.

You don’t have to become a programming expert, but to be truly successful at running an affiliate marketing company, you need to understand some fundamental basics. Fortunately, if you start with a good foundation that includes a basic understanding of the concepts and the terminology used in this industry, you will be able to learn as you build your business. A favorite quote of mind comes to mind here…


Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

– Napoleon Hill


So, here are some of the basics you need to know in order to get started on your internet marketing business today.

Start With A Well-Designed & Intuitive Website

The most important thing in affiliate marketing is your website. Not only do you need to have a website to sell your affiliate products but it needs to be an attractive, well-designed, easy-to-navigate site. Think about how many times you have gone to a website and it was cluttered with advertisements, or you couldn’t find the menu bar, or it took forever to load, and you just immediately got frustrated and looked for the information elsewhere. Often times when we think about the basics of internet marketing, we overlook the most basic important part of our brand.

So, I recommend before mastering all the other basics of internet marketing you really take time to look at what makes a great website. Think about websites that you use frequently… What makes them easy to use? How do they layout their menu options? What design style do you like? What makes it easy to read? Once you have figured this out and built a great website, it will be much easier to master the other basics of internet marketing.

The great news about building a website, though, is that you can build a wonderfully functioning and looking site with zero web building experience, today. Not just today, but in just a few hours. You don’t even need to spend a ton of money, either. YouTube is flooded with step-by-step videos on how to build a website or blog from scratch. You simply follow what they do on their screen and you do the same on yours. It’s best to search YouTube on your own for these videos by finding a site you think looks nice, but here’s an example of what I’m talking about.

The Importance Of Search Engine Optimization

Now that you have an impressive and easy to use website, you need to make sure that people can find you. Even if you have the most beautiful site in the World with the best content possible, none of that really matters if nobody ever sees your website. There are many ways to promote your blog or website, but the absolute best way to do it is to gain lots of FREE visitors from search engines. For example, this site is all about affiliate marketing. If you go to Google and type in “Affiliate Marketer Training” this site is likely in the top few positions. You likely found my site by doing some sort of search of your own, right? Well, that’s exactly what you want to happen with your website.

This brings us to the next important basic of internet marketing which is Search Engine Optimization, otherwise known as SEO. What is SEO? Well, SEO is basically the way people will find your website when they search for your topic on sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. SEO is an algorithm that is based on keywords.

Check out the video below for a great easy-to-understand explanation of what SEO is and how it works:

Let me make myself very clear – SEO is how I have built and sustained my business. Yes, it is important to diversify your website traffic by using other sources such as social media, video content, and even paid advertising (when the time is right), but absolutely no traffic is cheaper and more targeted than search engine traffic. It is the holy grail of traffic and you should do everything you can to rank as many pages in as many search results as possible.

Now most people think that if they just load their website with keywords then they’ll be easier to find. However, search engine algorithms are smarter than that. They are looking for sites that provide valuable content that is relevant to the user, not just the right keywords. On this article, for example, the main keyword I’m attempting to rank for is “the basics of internet marketing”, but I’m not just trying to rank this page. I’m trying to make it helpful for you, my website visitor!

Search engines are very good at picking up on the quality and helpfulness of your content, so creating content just to rank some keywords is not enough. The good news is, once you have a great article written with phenomenal content, it’s going to rank for much more than just one search term. Good content will naturally get ranked for search phrases you never even thought of, plus good content tends to get shared by others, which in turn not only helps to diversify your traffic, but also gives search engines more signals that your content is sharable and therefore of high quality.

So it is important that you understand what the current SEO standards and how to ensure you are integrating them organically into your content. SEO is incredibly hard to master when you are just starting out, so I really recommend working with a company like Wealthy Affiliate who understands SEO and can help guide you through the process.

The most important aspect of SEO you should focus on right now is “on-page SEO” and the video below explains it very well…

Mastering Content Management

Another important basic of internet marketing is content management. Content is all the things you will put on your website. This includes everything from blog posts to pictures to videos. You want to make sure that all of your website content provides value to the user and will attract return visits. This is especially important as an affiliate marketer because in order to gain the trust of an audience to buy your recommended products is to become a reliable subject matter expert. This means curating smart informative content in a variety of formats to engage readers. You’ll also want to make sure you’re not infringing on copyright. There are plenty of places to get free use images including Wikimedia Commons and Pixabay.

Once you get an understanding of how to use proper SEO, create a list of at least 100 article ideas you can write about on your site. This will keep you from getting writers block and will really help you organize your site as you build it since you know all the articles you’re going to write.

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About Social Media Marketing

A popular phrase with internet marketers is the term “content is king”. Nothing happens without great content. Poorly created content will not rank in search engines, it won’t be shared on social media sites, nobody else will link to it from their blog, and trying to promote crappy content is a useless endeavour. However, assuming you do have great content on your site, social media is a great way to diversify your traffic sources.

I couldn’t talk about the basics of internet marketing without talking about social media marketing. Social media is still one of the best ways to connect with people, expand your brand, and engage new readers. Social media marketing comes in a variety of forms. There are the standards like providing interesting content through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, but other forms of social media marketing like community building sites, forums, and message boards like Pinterest or StumbleUpon are also quite valuable. Creating shareable content for a variety of social media sites is the key to successful social media marketing.

Also, don’t forget about video! While you could probably guess that the #1 search engine in the World is Google, did you know the #2 search engine in the World is YouTube, which is owned by Google? Creating great video content in addition to your written content is a way to appeal to more people as well as gain some fantastic additional exposure.

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Don’t Overlook Email Marketing

Email marketing is still an extremely importaint aspect of internet marketing and it shouldn’t be overlooked. Building an email list of your followers through opt-ins ensures a direct line to your readers. The contacts on your email list are people who want to hear from you and you also know exactly what they are interested in. So make sure that from the start you collect email addresses to build an email list so you can start building loyal readership. Make sure to regularly update everyone on your list with interesting newsletters, information about your content updates, and any other unique or engaging business developments.

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Measure Your Success With Analytics

Once you have understand the basics of internet marketing, you also need to make sure you understand how to measure your results. That is where analytics comes into play. You can get analytics from a variety of free software tools and website plugins to tell you everything from how many people are visiting your site everyday, what people are reading on your website, and what efforts are driving new visitors to your website. These analytics are crucial to understanding what works and what doesn’t in any of your internet marketing campaigns, so you can focus your efforts on the things that are bringing you success. The best analytics program to use is Google Analytics. It’s free and easy to set up on your site, as you can see in the video below.

Focusing On Conversion

Conversion is taking the visitors to your website and turning them into buying customers. Conversion isn’t always easy and will be done through a smart coordination of all the internet marketing efforts you make, but there are a ton of different ways you can improve your conversion rates and as you build your business you will learn what is right for you. The first and most important way I personally obtain high conversion rates is by using what I call the C–>T–>P–>M Process. If you check out that link and understand what the CTPM process is, you’ll be a world ahead of most new internet marketers who simply focus on trying to sell, sell, sell.

These are the core basics of internet marketing and while this isn’t even close to being everything you need to know, these are the important basics to start off with. With this knowledge you can begin really building your affiliate marketing business from the ground up. Mastering all these different basics of internet marketing will also give you an advantage over your competitors who are going after the get-rich-quick strategies, which of course don’t work. So start with the basics and make sure that you get a little support with the more complicated processes like SEO, and you’ll be surprised how big your business will be in just a year or two from now. Yes, I realize a year or two seems like a long time, but where will you be if you DON’T start now? Probably in the same place you are today! Instead, get started now and your future self will thank you.

How To Create A Blog And Make Money


How To Create A Blog And Make Money

One of the best ways to make money from your passions in life is to write a blog. Blogs are a great way to explore you favorite interest areas, spread specialized knowledge, and help people become interested in something you love. Everyone knows SOMETHING about SOMETHING, even you! When I first started blogging, I simply documented my training experience as I learned to become a truck driver. I then started writing about what life was like on the road and from there, I actually started making some money and gained quite a following. You can write about pretty much anything, though. Your hobbies, parenting, cooking, computers, traveling, knitting, gardening, working on cars, sports teams…. whatever you want!

If you write a great blog, build a loyal following, and become a “thought leader” in your own little niche, you can certainly turn your blog in a way to generate income. It won’t be quick or easy, in spite of what many “guru’s” out there will tell you, but it is absolutely 100% possible to earn a full-time living as a blogger. Here are some tips on how to create a blog and make money in your spare time. Read More

How To Run An Affiliate Business From Home

How To Run An Affiliate Business From Home

Without a doubt, the thing that I enjoy the most about my business is that I can work from home. As a matter of fact, I can work from anywhere in the world! For the past several years, I’ve built and grown my business from the comfort of an RV as I traveled the United States. Just recently, I finally decided to call San Diego my home base.

With the ability to run my affiliate business from home, I don’t have to deal with rush hour traffic, office politics, and most importantly, it gives me more time to spend doing the things that I truly love to do. Making the lifestyle change from working the brutal hours I was working as a long-haul truck driver meant everything to me, which is why I am passionate about helping others run their affiliate business from home. Trust me, if I was able to start earning a full time living through affiliate marketing, so can you. No, it won’t be quick and no, it won’t be easy, but it can work for anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort required.

Anyone can run an affiliate business from home if they have a computer, internet connection, develop some very basic technical skills, and are willing to learn about internet marketing. Here are some tips on how to get started. Read More