Amazon Affiliate Marketing Tutorial (for BEGINNERS)

How would you like to have your own affiliate marketing website that consistently brings in $500 $1,000 or even $2,000 per month in 2018 there is no reason that you shouldn't have an Amazon affiliate marketing website takes less than an hour to set up and less than $100 to get started and that's exactly what I'm gonna show you in this step-by-step tutorial you see what I like about affiliate marketing unlike Amazon FBA and Shopify is that you can literally start making your first sale as soon as tomorrow there's no need to wait the source a product or go back and forth with suppliers you don't have to ship anything out yourself or hold any inventory and my favorite you don't need to deal with customer service or worry about returns for this tutorial I also set up a guy that you can follow along with on my website and it'll be one of the first links down below in the description now in today's step-by-step tutorial we're gonna be talking about how you can choose a profitable niche to start affiliate marketing with I'll be guiding you on how to build and set up your affiliate website next up we have keyword and content research this is important because if you don't choose the right keywords and the right content you won't be making any money with your site then I'm gonna show you what it takes to rank videos on YouTube and after that we're gonna go into building backlinks into your site so that you're getting traffic from other sites and this will also help you start ranking your website as well and help build onto the passive income next up we'll talk about building an email list and why it's important that you start building one from day one and if you really want to scale up and take this affiliate marketing business to the next level I'll talk about advertising and the main untouched advertising platform that most people still aren't using in 2018 now this will help you reach the five to $10,000 per month level so if out further ado let's go ahead and jump into the tutorial alright so step one is gonna be niche selection now why do you need a niche it's easier to make money if you focus on just one niche and that's because you become the go-to website and you start building a 40 with your audience now imagine you start talking about 2 3 or even 4 different topics it becomes harder for your audience to identify you as the expert with just one of those topics so you know when they do run into that problem they're not gonna go to your website or your YouTube channel they're gonna go to somebody else's who they do either then I asked the expert and you know purchase through one of their affiliate links now you want to become the go-to website and start building authority because it also builds brand equity and you know building a brand is extremely important especially nowadays when there's so much competition just think about coca-cola and Apple you know those are all big brands and people you know when people want to buy a phone if they have Apple they're gonna go to Apple again because they know and trust Apple you know they love Apple products they might have a couple of them and you know you just need to build brand equity because you know once you've built a brand people start coming to you for you because they like you they like your brand and they know that you know you're not gonna try and sell them anything that doesn't work or anything bad just because you want to make a commission is because you truly believe in it and because you truly want to help your audience out what do we want to look for in a niche now before I go ahead and jump into that I want to let you guys know about the big three and why they will never fail now if you choose a niche within the big three and that's health wealth and relationships these are all aligned with human nature and they're things that people always want to improve themselves in so if you choose something within health you know people are always gonna want to be adding muscle or they're always gonna want to be losing weight and you know dropping fat you know with wealth people are always trying to make more money they're always trying to invest try and figure out new ways to make money online or offline or all that type of stuff and you know with the relationships people are always gonna be having relationships and there's gonna be guys wanting to know you know pickup lines to get the girls or you know improving their relationships with their significant other you know these are just things that will never ever die down so if you do choose a niche within the big three you'll always be able to make money within them now what do we want to look for in a niche competition competition means that there's people that are actually making money in it right now so competition is a good thing I know online a lot of the times people are scared of competition but no competition is actually a good thing and it's one of the things you want to look for when you're choosing your niche now next we want to look for traffic we want to make sure that these websites and that these YouTube channels are getting traffic now our YouTube channels are a lot easier to see if people are you know getting traffic because you can see how many views they're getting but website websites are sometimes a little bit harder I like to use a website called similar web to see where websites are getting the traffic from and how much traffic they're getting so basically you just go ahead and enter the domain name that you want to see how much traffic they're getting and it shows you where they're getting the traffic from how they're getting the traffic from if it's SEO if it's from social media if it's from other web sites and then you can go ahead and reverse engineer and see what they're doing see what they're getting the traffic from and you know you can work on getting the same traffic that they're getting now next what we want to look for is you know what competitive advantages do you have you know are you already an expert in the fields you know if let's just say you're trying to go into health are you a personal trainer that kind of gives you a competitive advantage over others because in the health industry you know people are starting blogs and YouTube channels and a lot of them aren't certified personal trainers so say you're a certified personal trainer that already gives you an edge over somebody else because you have certification and people you know as much as I don't like to admit it too much people do like seeing certifications so you know that could work to your advantage in that niche now next how can you differentiate yourself you know you need to find different ways that you can differentiate yourself because that can also be a competitive advantage for you in your niche and you know you also want to look for high profits you don't want to spend a lot of work and then only make like $1 per sale you want to look for a niche that has high profits so you want to look for something that gives you like 20 30 % commissions even 40 percent I've seen niches and products that give you up to 75 to 100 percent Commission's on the product now you also want to make sure that people are buying these products and you can check the you can check the popularity of these products on stuff like Google keywords and you can just do simple google searches but the best thing to know your audience and you to know your niche really well is to kind of be immersed in it you know you want to know everything about it you want to know the top players you want to know what they're selling and all that kind of stuff now how do you find your niche so how do you find your niche basically ask yourself what do you enjoy doing on a daily basis you know what do you enjoy doing in your free time that even if you weren't paid to do it you'd still be doing it now for me that sometimes that's playing guitar so maybe I could start a channel of playing guitar showing people you know how to play different songs and then I could recommend the products that I use on my channel or you know something else that I really like doing is reading about psychology or reading about marketing so that's something else that I could start doing so basically just ask yourself you know what books do you read what sites do you visit what do you like to talk about a lot and just see what you enjoy doing on a daily basis because that makes it a lot easier to go ahead and talk about and do every single day because one of the reasons that a lot of people fail is because they don't see the money right away and a lot of people do do it for the money so you know within like a week two weeks they don't see any money coming in they go ahead and give up and quit but you know if it's something that you enjoy doing you're gonna persevere through it because you actually enjoy doing it and you're not doing it solely for the money now does that make sense next what do others say that you're good at if somebody says that you know you're really good at talking about I don't know sports you could start maybe a sports blog or a sports youtube channel or you know you like TV shows so much just go ahead and start a blog about TV shows and maybe you can be an affiliate for their merchandise next are any of those profitable and do they have a big audience online now this goes back to what I was talking about a couple minutes earlier but you need to make sure that these audiences and that these niches are profitable and the reason is because you know you don't want to just start talking about something and put a lot of effort into you know two three months and then just to figure out that there's not that many people searching for underwater basket-weaving or something crazy like that just make sure that these are profitable and that they do have a big audience online so that it will be easier for you to go ahead and build your own audience and you know become the authority become an authority figure and you know become an expert and the fig in the in the mind of your audience now if there isn't a big market it may be a good idea to find one so you won't struggle and you want as little roadblocks in the beginning like I said a couple minutes ago to start seeing some quick wins and you know start making five bucks here ten dollars here maybe another fifty dollars here and get the fifty dollars a day with your website and with your blog within you know two or three months okay so some examples of great niches are technology technology is very very hot you know there's always people always want the latest tech they always want the latest iPhone they always want the latest speaker they always want the latest headphones they you know people always want the latest thing so if you can create an authority website around technology say around headphones or maybe around speakers you could become the go-to authority on that so when you know whenever people are looking for a new speaker they come to your website and they purchase through your affiliate link and you know sometimes these speakers or studio monitors are two hundred three hundred dollars so if you make a twenty percent commission on that you know that's already forty to sixty bucks in your pocket just from becoming that authority and having somebody buy from your link another great one is marketing software now marketing software's are amazing because um stuff like click funnels or in email autoresponder or anything else that a business might need is something that they're going to be using for months if not years so you're gonna be making a recurring Commission on that and you know typically these things range from anywhere from like thirty to fifty percent commissions so click funnels for example is a hundred dollars a month and they give you a forty percent commission now if the person stays on board month after month you keep on making forty dollars per month per person which is awesome because you don't have to go out looking for any new customers to get to make more money because you know you have that monthly recurring Commission coming and next is electronics electronics are big you know they tie back into technology next we also have internet marketing info courses these are amazing because you know for the person who's selling them they have really they really have no overhead it's just a digital product being delivered via email or you know through an online membership so commissions are typically high for these next we have muscle building we also have fat loss next we also have supplements you know people are always going to be buying supplements and you know if you're into muscle building or fat loss you can also be selling supplements and recommending supplements to your audience and that's also a great way to like kind of intertwine these niches and make some money with them we also have dating and relationships pets are really good niche people are always buying stuff for their pets we have beauty and makeup you guys know that um beauty and makeup is huge on YouTube and you know people these girls you know their affiliates for the products that they use and obviously if somebody likes their eyeliner or anything else you know I'm not really big into the beauty and makeup niche but you know if they like any of the products that they're using or they like the look that they're doing they're gonna go ahead and buy from that person's affiliate link we also have personal finance and wealth building and we also have sports now if you guys see all these niches they fall into the big three so you know if you're having trouble choosing a niche and you've gotten this far honestly any of these niches that I just mentioned will not fail you so if you're having trouble just go ahead and choose one of these all right now that we've spent you know a good 10 to 15 minutes explaining the importance of choosing your niche why you need to have a niche how to choose one some examples um you know to really emphasize that choosing your niche is important and it's pivotal to your success when you're doing affiliate marketing because you know you want to have something that is getting traffic right now it's currently making sales and that it's gonna keep you interested during the slow times and not you know so you don't give up so now that you've chosen your niche it's time to move on to step two which building and setting up your website now as a word of caution a lot of people give up right over here most people quit and that's because they get the satisfaction of starting but you know 80 percent stop after they've set up their site you know they don't want to do any work they think that it's kind of tedious it's gonna take a long time you know just insert whatever excuse it is but I want to let you guys know right now that this is where most people drop off so that you don't fall into the same pattern and you know just have your website be another site floating in cyberspace collecting dust now if you're expecting for your website to generate visitors on its own I hate to break it to you but that's not how it works unfortunately the reason why your website is mandatory when you're doing affiliate marketing is because it's where all of your content is going to be stored you need a central hub and a central place for your visitors to land and become familiar with and this goes back to you know building that brand and building the brand equity and the image for your affiliate marketing business now your website is an extension of you and your brand it doesn't matter word whether you're documenting your journey you know you're sharing your favorite recipes from your favorite meals having an online store or it's your personal brand your website is your central hub and it links your visitors to your content your affiliate offers and have them get to know you and your brand a lot better now a lot of it inexperienced affiliate marketers like to send people straight to an affiliate offer and while that works for some affiliate offers it fails for most of them now when you do that there's a great chance that they'll leave and never come back you know just think about when you click on an advertisement on Facebook or whenever you're watching a YouTube video if say the mailman comes and rings the doorbell or you know your kid it asks you a question or you just got a notification on Facebook all those are distractions that take you away from what you're doing at the moment and you know a lot of times that can distract you when you're clicking on links on YouTube or on ads and you know the human mind is you know we have a short attention span so sometimes you have to keep on hitting people up over and over again but now when you have your own web site you can pixel and retarget people and basically follow them around the internet now we'll get into the pixel Inge and retargeting people a little bit later into this another great thing and when you have your own website and you're sending people straight to your site is that you get to collect emails and this also gives you another chance to hit people up over and over again if you want to build a good mobile friendly and functional website quickly you'll need to choose a platform also known as a content management system now by far the best content management system which is used by over 50% of the top 1 million web sites on the Internet is WordPress and that's for a good reason because WordPress is extremely user friendly for building your website and managing your content it's one of the easiest platforms I've ever worked with and it's flexible enough to suit your needs whether you're a blogger whether you're a small business or if you're doing affiliate marketing websites like we're talking about in this tutorial when you're stuck setting up your website you're gonna need three things the first thing that you're gonna need is the WordPress platform now I recommend going with the wordpressorg versus WordPress calm because wordpress

org is an open source platform and it gives you the flexibility to really customize the website to however you like now the WordPress platform itself is free but in order for you to have your own site on the platform you're gonna need domain name and it's an address you know like Sebastian Viacom or like youtubecom or googlecom and then the next thing that you're going to need is hosting hosting basically just connects your site on the Internet and it makes it visible for anyone to visit now the main is gonna cost you just a one-time fee of around 10 bucks and it's worth it because it looks a lot better and it's more official and it just gives more authority and credibility to your brand and you know it looks better than a free domain like your site that wordpresscom now hosting is also very cheap and affordable and only three to five dollars a month and it usually ends up costing you know just like your average cup of coffee from Starbucks and web hosting is usually paid in yearly installments now I would personally recommend that you sign up for as many years you can afford as more years you sign up for the cheaper it is per month now it used to be kind of annoying to kind of connect everything WordPress your domain and hosting we used to have to do it manually but now they made it extremely easy and as soon as you sign up for web hosting everything connects all together and it's already all installed your domains connected a WordPress is already installed and your web hosting is already working so people can start visiting your website now my go-to for hosting is Bluehost calm I've never had a problem with their web hosting or my site being down and I think that their customer service is hands-down the best in the industry and when you sign up with Bluehost today they're also throwing in a free domain name now up next I'm going to show you guys step-by-step how to set up your website with Bluehost and WordPress so step one is to go ahead and visit Bluehost as a Bluehost user I've been able to negotiate an amazing price for you guys and if you're watching this or if you're reading the article the prices gonna be anywhere from two ninety five to three ninety-five per month which is anywhere from fifty to sixty four percent off the normal price tag now step two you're gonna want to choose your web hosting plan after clicking on get started you will now be taken to a page to choose the best web hosting plan that suits your needs the plus and prime options they're great but you don't really need them especially if you're just getting started and you know with affiliate marketing websites I don't really think that you need them at all unless you're getting a lot and a lot of traffic per month but you can always upgrade it later down the road so like I said I would just recommend that you choose the basic option as shown on the screen now step three is gonna be to choose your domain name and like I said if you sign up with Bluehost they go ahead and give you a free domain name so you don't have to pay ten or twenty dollars for the domain but choosing your domain name should be simple you can make it your business name or if you're making more of a personal branding website you can do something like first name last name comm just like I did with my website Sebastian viola calm and a couple of tips that I can offer you when choosing a domain are to keep it simple make it easy to remember and to choose the dot-com extension now the dot-com extension is the most used extension but if for whatever reason like you can't choose calm and you know you have a domain that you really want to choose you can always choose neck net or that org but I'd highly recommend trying to choose a dot-com if possible and if you already have a domain name enter it in the box to the right and click on next if not go ahead and I'm see if your domain is available on the box to the left okay so step four now you get to fill in all your information in order to create your account you must now fill in all the information on the page as shows all the fields are required – the business name field so just go ahead take a second to fill in your first name last name and all the other information on the page and then after this the only thing that I would recommend paying for and the package information below is the domain privacy protection this gives you privacy from others trying to find your personal information such as name and address and it stops unsolicited offers from agencies trying to offer you just a bunch of services I made the mistake of not including this once and you know I had about five to ten new enquiries from SEO agencies just all trying to offer me the same type of service and you know we're not really interested in that you know we're interested in doing marketing a different way and we don't really want to hire these SEO companies because they technically tend to be a little bit more on the spammy side then after that just go ahead and enter your payment information blue post gives you the option to pay with your credit card or with PayPal and now all you have to do is create your password and voila you are now able to start setting up and customizing your site all right so now step five is to setup and customize your website now as I mentioned earlier Bluehost made it even easier and they've automatically gone ahead and installed WordPress for you on a new and improved dashboard and this is gonna be the screen that you see once you log into Bluehost now what you want to do now is go ahead and click on my site and after you click on my sites go ahead and click log into WordPress now what you see here is your WordPress dashboard and this is what you're gonna see every single time that you log in along the top you're gonna have a couple of quick links and on the left-hand side you're gonna have all the essentials that you need such as posts appearances pages plugins and settings and tools and then after that all of your plugins that you do end up installing are gonna be here on the left-hand side and as you can see I already have clickfunnels WP forms Yoast SEO and we'll go ahead and touch on some plugins that you should have installed on your website in a couple of minutes alright so up next step six is going to be to choose a theme or a template now WordPress automatically installs is very basic yet very clean theme for you to begin with it's free but it also has very limited options and you also don't want your website to be a carbon copy of all the websites that people didn't really put any effort and right you don't really want to be grouped with those websites and kind of be associated with those websites and that's why there are themes and templates that give you the ability to create a completely unique and one-of-a-kind website now you can find plenty of free themes over 1500 actually just by going to appearance and then themes and then browsing all the themes that WordPress does recommend you can see some of them on the page here but if you want something more elegant and that gives you more creative freedom I would personally recommend the Divi theme it's what my website is on and I think about 300 400 thousand people use it but you can use it to create a complete one-of-a-kind website now in my opinion it is the easiest drag-and-drop website builder for WordPress and it allows you to create amazing websites and honestly no time at all I've used other drag-and-drop builders but none really compares to the flexibility that Divi offers and as you guys can see here here's the Divi website if you want you can go ahead and check it out and yeah just let me know what you guys think about Divi and if you do end up using it let me know alright so now that you found the theme that you'd like you need to go ahead and install it and installing it is super simple just go ahead and click on appearance then click on themes then click on install and then after it's done installing what usually takes just a couple seconds all the way up to a minute you go ahead and click on activate now if you go ahead and change themes it won't delete your previous posts pages and content and you can change themes honestly as often as you want without ever having to worry about losing what you've created now how do you add content and create new pages is really simple you just go on the left hand side like we were talking about earlier and if you want to create a new page just click on pages and then click on add page and then you go ahead and type in whatever page you want to add whether you want to add a services page or a resources page or an about page it's really simple to do just go ahead and on the bar right over here click on what you want your page to be named and then it's gonna be named that and as you can see right over here the permalink is gonna be created as well so as you can see here let's say for blog mine is gonna be Sebastian Fela comm slash blog so just as easy as it is to add a new page to your website it's the same exact process to go ahead and add a new post to your website so what you want to do is go ahead click on posts and new and once you finish writing it you can go ahead and upload it you can also add pages to the menu now if you want your new page to be linked in your navigation bar or if you want your blog to be linked in your navigation bar save any changes that you've made up to this point by clicking on update now what you want to do is go ahead and click on appearance and then click on menus and once you've done that find the page that you created and add it to the list by clicking the checkbox next to it and then add the menu and this is gonna add your page to the top of your menu so that people can find that easily by just going going ahead and scrolling to the top now there's also endless tweaks that you can make you can go ahead and change your title and tagline you can also disable comments for posts and pages if you don't want to have any kind some on your blog or on your pages this is a great way to go ahead and do it you can also go ahead and set up a static front page this basically means to have just a page and no blogs on the front page or you can go ahead and have it be your blog feed after this you can also go ahead and edit the sidebar whether the sidebar is on the left side or on the right side a lot of people typically add an email up then on the sidebar or they add any categories that they may have for their blogs now if you really want to get more out of WordPress I would recommend installing a couple of plugins now plug-in is basically just an extension that is built to expand the WordPress is capabilities you can add features and functions to your site that don't come built-in and there's a huge market of people that create plugins and there's some really amazing ones out there and then there's some that you really don't need but we're gonna go ahead and talk about some of the amazing ones that you can go ahead and install in your site they're basically shortcuts to getting your site to do exactly what you want without having to build the feature from scratch and you know if you're not a coder like me these are a blessing and you can use plugins to do everything from adding photo galleries some submission forms and optimizing your website or even creating an online store so how exactly do we install a new plugin it's the same way that you basically install the theme but you know you installing a plug-in now so you go to plug-in you click on add new and you can either search on WordPress or you can search just do a quick google search for any plug-in that you might want now there's thousands and thousands of free plugins so you really don't have to spend any money on them but there are a couple of plugins that you know they're anywhere from 20 to 50 bucks and they're really really awesome and you know I think they're they're good to have on your website and you know once you've found a plug-in that you want to go ahead and install just click on install drag the plug-in over there and then you can just go ahead and activate the plug-in some of the best plugins that you should go ahead and have install on your website or a super cache a plug-in you should also have an SEO plugin the one that I would recommend is Yoast SEO having SEO on your website and I'm doing SEO just even if it's just very simple can increase your traffic especially if you're ranking for long term keywords and the last one that I would recommend is Google Analytics because you can track your visitors and you know you can see their behavior and it's just really simple to go ahead and install and it's something that a lot of people don't install but I do think that it should be installed just so you can see where your traffic is coming from what type of people the demographics you know what countries they're coming from and just so much more information that Google has and it can be very very beneficial so once you do start running paid traffic you know exactly who your audience is all right so step 3 now has to do keyword and content research now that you've got your website up and ready to go it's time to start adding some content to it this is where the keyword research comes in and unfortunately for most people this is also where they tend to not book much work in and it shows in the results because you know they don't do as well now keyword and content research is important because you need to know if what you're about to post is getting any searches or hits on a monthly basis you also get to see what your competitors are talking about and what gets the most attention and brings in the most traffic for them but remember good marketers copy but great ones to steal just make sure that when you're doing your research you don't flat-out copy exactly what someone else is doing you'll get called out for it and eventually you're gonna lose your credibility now you can go ahead and steal an an idea for a headline or a thumbnail on YouTube or an idea for a piece of content just see what works and giving your own unique twist and make it better now do you see that odd numbers and headlines are bringing in 60% more traffic go ahead and use an odd number in your headline there's a certain type of thumbnail get more clicks on YouTube maybe a half-and-half gets more clicks or maybe your face cut out with a cool background gets more clicks just do the idea and put your own unique spin on it now there are both free and paid services you can take advantage of to do your research but here I'm gonna focus mainly on the free ones the first one is the Google Keyword planner before you start using it though you do need to go ahead and create a free AdWords account and if you haven't done so yet I would recommend that you do that whenever you have a chance but after that you want to go ahead and visit the dashboard and under tools click on the keyword planner then go ahead and type in a topic related to your niche or something that you're thinking about promoting for this example I'm gonna be sticking with clickfunnels so under your product or service just go ahead and type in clickfunnels and after you've typed in your keyword go ahead and click on get ideas now it's gonna take you to a page that looks like this and it may take a second or two to load but it will give you the average monthly searches for your search term and then keywords related to your main search ranked by relevance and as we can see here click funnels gets anywhere from ten thousand to a hundred thousand searches per month and the first two related searches to click photos also get up to ten thousand searches per month so that's a really good sign to go ahead and get started this means that people are interested in your topic or your product and it's a good thing to do a little bit more research on and create some content around next on our list we want to go ahead and check out Google Trends and we do this to see if the interest in our topic or product has gone up and it's going up or if it has already peaked and it's starting to go down we want to create content that will be good for the long term and you don't want to create an epic piece of content around something that's gonna get zero traffic within the next six months so as we can see here the trend for clickfunnels has been going up for the past couple years as popularity for the platform does continue to grow up next we have ubersuggest located on Neal Patel's personal blog this is a great free keyword tool and I use it mainly to look up keyword searches on Google and YouTube but you can also look up keywords for images news and shopping now say we were gonna promote something like a dog hair brush you can go ahead and type that in and these are gonna be all the results that come up for dog hair brush and as you can see there's almost 750 keyword ideas related to dog hair brushes now this is powerful because I have an online blog or YouTube channel related to pet grooming and now have 750 keywords all related to dog brushes and I can see exactly what keywords get the most search volume per month and then I can go ahead and create content around that a good alternative to Eber suggests is also keyword tool do they give you a little bit more search terms but the only thing is that you do have to pay to see the search volume so for now you guys can go ahead and stick to Buber suggest and I'm gonna go ahead and link it down below as for vid IQ and buzzsumo listed on this page here we're gonna go ahead and talk about them more and the next steps so stay tuned for that okay so step four is gonna be ranking videos on YouTube while it's becoming harder to rank for certain search terms on Google YouTube has become a great source of traffic that even a beginner can take advantage of on YouTube to the main search ranking factors are click-through rate and watch time YouTube wants to keep you on their platform for as long as possible so that you watch more videos and in term consumer more ads so that they can make more money so if your videos receive lower average watch time than YouTube won't show your videos as much as it shows others that get a higher watch time now your videos should be at least 5 minutes long and if you can make them 10 to 20 minutes long that's even better also the more consistent that you are with uploading content the more that YouTube rewards you with showing your videos more often the next factor in getting ranked on YouTube is click-through rate what this means is does your thumbnail and headline grab people's attention enough to make them want to click and watch your video over other people's videos now make sure that you spend some time on creating a great thumbnail and writing an epic headline that gets people's attention in a free resource that I used to make all of my thumbnails personally is canva and it honestly has everything that you need on there and it's extremely user friendly so you also want to make sure to include your keywords in the keywords section when you upload a new video and in addition to the keyword research we did in step 3 I also like to use a tool called vid IQ to see what my competitors are trying to rank for what keywords they're using and what key that they're personally ranking for another great way that you can go ahead and rank even quicker on YouTube is by advertising on YouTube now YouTube likes that you advertise on their platform so in term they might reward you a little bit more for spending some money but I personally don't know that for sure but some of the videos that I have spent some money advertising for or rank a little bit higher than videos that I haven't spent so just go ahead and test that out now I would go ahead and show you guys exactly how to do YouTube advertising but that would probably be another hour-long video which I might make a little bit later down the road in the future on my channel so if you're interested in that just send me an email or let me know down below in the comment section now step five is to go ahead and build backlinks to your site and I'm gonna take a page of a neil patel book here and teach you how he was able to build close to twenty four thousand unique backlinks back to his site now backlinks back to your site is one of the best things that you can do to help your SEO and help your website rank you know you don't want to just build backlinks from low quality and low authority sites you want to make sure that the links that you're generating come from high domain authority websites this helps you get free traffic so long as you create great content now the first thing that you want to do is go ahead and visit buzzsumo and type in a keyword related to your niche now buzzsumo is free up to a certain amount of searches and use this per day but when you can and when you can afford it i would highly recommend that you use the paid version of it because the software in my opinion is definitely a must-have you want to down look for the content that has the most shares but also look for the in-depth articles such as the nine step method to burning fat this summer or a hundred and one ways to make money online in 2018 just look up any good step-by-step or list based articles then go ahead and take that information and turn it into an infographic make sure to cite your sources on the infographic itself to you know avoid copyright and give credit to the author and you can go ahead and create a great infographic on info Graham and canva or you can feel free to hire freelance on dribble or up or to create an epic and infographic now it's important here to make your infographic super visual and have a good flow and good use of colors that match you want something easy on the eyes that can be consumed in a matter of seconds next go to all the people that share the content on buzzsumo on Twitter and email each and every person you can go ahead and email them this hey John I noticed that you shared this article on Twitter insert link here called seven powerful ways to add 10 pounds of muscle in 90 days by author Sebastian viola I have a similar infographic that actually breaks down these points in a visual fashion go ahead and insert your link here Cheers your name now go ahead and email every single person that shared the same article with the same message most people will be happy to share it and that you take the time out to reach out to them now if you have some extra money and want to save yourself some time I would recommend hiring someone on up work or a virtual assistant from the Philippines and have them do the emailing on your behalf it's only gonna cost you 2 to 4 dollars per hour of work that they do but it is highly worth it because it saves you a lot of time and it does get tedious after a little bit and even if you keep on rinsing and repeating the same process until you've built up hundreds and thousands of backlinks to your site and content you're going to be getting traffic from all over the place and it's gonna help you rank now at this point you should have at least a couple hundred visitors coming to your website each and every month and you'll definitely be making a few affiliate sales and the passive income starts now it's a truly beautiful thing you've done all this work up to this point you're making a couple hundred dollars if not a 1,000 or 2,000 dollars on autopilot but how do we improve that to you that you can take it a bit further and actually take this full-time and quit your job this leads me to the next step step six which is building your email list my experience online building an email list is one of the most important and most powerful things that you can do when you're starting a business but for some reason a lot of people don't do it I don't know if it's because they think it's too time-consuming or they don't know what to send but you need to start collecting emails when you build your email list you start gathering a list of people that are interested in your niche and your product and by doing this you become seen as an authority figure as you start building more and more rapport with your audience now given that you give at least five times more than you ask each email on your list should be worth an average of $1 per email per month this means that if you have accumulated over 10,000 emails in one year and that you don't spam your list with spammy offers and you're always just asking and not giving you could be making close to $10,000 per month if not more and in order to start building your list you need to have an email autoresponder now if you're on a budget I recommend MailChimp it's free up to 2,000 emails and then it only starts at $10 a month but they don't do too good with affiliate links and affiliate links are against the Terms of Service more now MailChimp is mainly used by like local businesses to keep people up to date on you know just newest specials that they may have and I wouldn't really recommend the MailChimp as a long-term focus but you know if you don't have any money MailChimp right now is pretty good just to start collecting emails now my personal favorite and the one that I use on a daily basis is active campaign it's a more robust platform and it gives you a bit more options to MailChimp but the reason why I prefer it over MailChimp is because it works better for affiliate marketing and it has better deliverability rate this means that your email is more likely to end up in their main folder rather than their spam folder or promotion now with the affiliate marketing you want to mail your list frequently where else people will forget about you the first week that someone subscribes to your list you should let them know what you're about what does your business or website aim to do do you have a mission statement is there a cool story behind the website or behind you you just want to make sure to go ahead and give away plenty of value and we already did the research to see what your audience likes and wants and step three of this guide and tutorial so you know exactly what to give away and what type of that they like to consume now there's some templates that I use for my emails that are all located inside of russell brunson comp secrets book i would love to include them here and just go over each and every single one of them but Russell does a much better job of explaining them plus I think they're better saved for another post and another video and if you still don't have the dot-com secrets book I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy and read it at least three to four times the dot-com secrets book is honestly the Bible of internet marketing and it sets a great foundation for all things internet marketing and it's where I got my start from and a lot of my knowledge comes from the book comm secrets alright so this brings us to our last step step seven which is about advertising but before we go ahead and jump in let's go ahead and recap everything that you've done up until this point you first started out by choosing a niche to build your website around next it was time to go ahead and build set up and customize your website remember this is where all your content is gonna be stored and it is going to be the center point for where all your traffic is funneled to then it was time to start doing keyword and content research to start getting some ideas for what content the people in your niche are already consuming and enjoying next up I touched on how you get free traffic with YouTube by learning what it takes to rank a video and start driving organic traffic to your website and affiliate offers and if you wanted to know how you could really boost the amount of free traffic you were getting I showed you Neil Patel strategy to building backlinks back to your site then I touched upon the importance of building an email list at how you can build your own and what to send now if you have done steps 1 to 6 at this point you should be making 100 or even 1 to 2 thousand dollars per month on autopilot with your website now before you get into advertising you need to complete steps 1 to 6 a lot of people think that spending money on ads is some sort of magic pill that'll make all their business problems go away but honestly before you spend a single dime on ads you should focus on creating great content and exhausting your free traffic methods now once you know how to drive free traffic and what converts and what does it spend money on ads will be a lot easier for you and you'll also save a lot of time money and frustration and trust me I know this from my own personal experiences now this tutorial is more meant for beginners so I won't really dive deep into the advertising strategies here but I'll give you a good idea of what to think about for when you do reach this point the main advertising platforms you'll want to focus on are YouTube Facebook and Google AdWords my preferred ads platform is YouTube YouTube does not have all the people advertising on it that Facebook and Google do therefore ads are a little bit cheaper and you can reach more people for the least amount of money plus the barrier that entry is slightly higher on YouTube because you need to have a video in order to run an ad and some people not you guys–do since you're watching this tutorial see it as an obstacle to create a video so they don't really advertise on YouTube but they don't know what they're missing out on honestly the first internet marketing conference that I went back into 2015 in Orlando Florida made sure to ingrain one key things in our minds and that was retargeting you know how when you visit a website such as Amazon you start seeing ads for the product that you visited all over the place yeah that's retargeting it basically works by adding a little line of code to one of your pages or your website and once the visitor lands on one of your pages it places a cookie on their browser this is extremely important to do when you start advertising because people will most likely not purchase for me the first time it's it's highly unlikely for somebody to purchase from you the first time especially if you're a brand new website that they've never heard of and on average it takes people seven times to interact with you in your brand before they purchase from your link or buy any of your stuff now if you're sending traffic to a piece of content with your affiliate link in the blog post or video you can then show and add to the same person that takes them straight to your offer because now they're considered warm traffic and they're not cold traffic now this costs pennies on the dollar of what typical advertising costs plus the most likely to purchase because they've already been exposed to your and and you know that they're interested in your offer all right so it's time to start wrapping this tutorial up but I hope that you can take the information here and start making your first few affiliate sales online I remember my first sale and I just had this rush of energy flowing through my body it just felt so good and him there's nothing like your first time but anyways I hope you put this information to good use and if it helps you make your first sale or you start making some money with your affiliate marketing efforts I would love to know in the comments down below and if you have any questions or want clarifications on any part of the tutorial please feel free to let me know as well now that you have all the knowledge it's time to go implement everything that you've learned here so let's go ahead and crush it guys let me know if you have any questions about anything and I will see you guys in the next video

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