by talco1
5 replies
Hello,

I am just starting out and the first thing I noticed is how much information there is.
For starters this information overload can be overwhelming since you're getting lost quite easily.

First Question:
For me, I dont know what path to choose: Amazon Affiliate vs ClickBank and friends vs AdSense. for my best understanding Amazon pays low percentage but is reliable.

What are your thought regarding affiliate business model, Review site for physical products (Amazon), Information site selling info products(ClickBank) or information site with PPC (AdSense) ?
Or is it better just mixing them all?

Second Question:
I was also looking for case studies using ClickBank and couldn't find any at all.
All the case studies I saw was for Amazon or selling eBooks directly.

Does anybody know of a good resource to read about ClickBank or Adsense case studies?

Third Question:
I haven't picked and researched a market yet, but does small information sites still work these days or its all about big authority sites?
When starting out thinking about authority sites is a little overwhelming and intimidating .

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks
Talco
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by talco1 View Post

    Hello,

    I am just starting out and the first thing I noticed is how much information there is.
    For starters this information overload can be overwhelming since you're getting lost quite easily.

    First Question:
    For me, I dont know what path to choose: Amazon Affiliate vs ClickBank and friends vs AdSense. for my best understanding Amazon pays low percentage but is reliable.

    What are your thought regarding affiliate business model, Review site for physical products (Amazon), Information site selling info products(ClickBank) or information site with PPC (AdSense) ?
    Or is it better just mixing them all?

    Second Question:
    I was also looking for case studies using ClickBank and couldn't find any at all.
    All the case studies I saw was for Amazon or selling eBooks directly.

    Does anybody know of a good resource to read about ClickBank or Adsense case studies?

    Third Question:
    I haven't picked and researched a market yet, but does small information sites still work these days or its all about big authority sites?
    When starting out thinking about authority sites is a little overwhelming and intimidating .

    I would appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    Talco
    Hello, and welcome to the forum. Whether it's on Amazon, being an affiliate is being an affiliate. In the simplest terms, the network you sign up with depends on what niche you're in and what you plan on promoting. For instance, the toy niche is huge and are obviously physical products, so those are things you would promote via Amazon rather than Clickbank (digital/info products, things that can be downloaded).

    You also mentioned adsense. Statistically speaking, it takes just as much traffic to get an adsense click as it does for an affiliate marketer to earn a commission. Adsense pays pennies per click while an affiliate commission will earn you way more, especially if the product the person purchased is recurring. This is just one reason why people prefer affiliate marketing to adsense. Most people I know of that still use adsense do so because they are a Youtube partner -- not to put it on a site.

    Also, yeah, smaller niche sites still get ranked in the search engines. Heck, I'm in the middle of creating one now. I have a larger site and a number of smaller ones. First of all, focus on quality content (regardless of the size of the site you plan to build). When you're making a smaller site, it's important that you choose the right product (one that shows signs it's going to take off). Having a smaller site is a good way to test out a niche and learn about it before you put all your effort into it.

    With all of this said, the first thing you have to decide is what niche you want to go into (i.e. weight loss, toys, electronics, cooking, a sport like golf and so on). The niche and/or product you choose should be in a profitable niche and one that you know a little bit about. This will make it easier for you to come up with content and more easily relate to your audience. I recommend that you stay out of the make money online niche until you've had some success outside the niche - will be able to tell the real from the fake and what not. I hope this answers your questions.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Welcome Talco!

    OK, my take

    Before you ask any of those questions, here's one to ask - and answer - if you want to get clear on the 3 you asked.

    "Why do I want to run an online business?"

    Answer that question and yep, link it to freeing yourself, and freeing your audience, and make the reason bigger than making money, and you'll gain the clarity to pick the right niche and the right topic to tackle. Pick a freeing driver to zero in on what you're passionate about then the channels - affiliate, or creating your own products, etc - will open up for you.

    I'm writing these words from Bali, Blogging from Paradise, and I genuinely feel that my clarity and neat lifestyle was rooted in my picking the right, freeing motivator, for I pushed myself to do the freeing but uncomfortable things I needed to do by having the righ driver for me.

    Most excited, inspired newbies think about what business they should choose instead of why they should choose it. If your WHY isn't down, all/any online business you pick will turn to custard the moment you touch it

    Onward and upward!

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Welcome. Personally, I'd focus on picking a niche and driving traffic before worrying about how I'm going to make money. Focusing on money first is putting the cart before the horse.
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  • Profile picture of the author maddyy
    Originally Posted by talco1 View Post

    Hello,

    I am just starting out and the first thing I noticed is how much information there is.
    For starters this information overload can be overwhelming since you're getting lost quite easily.

    First Question:
    For me, I dont know what path to choose: Amazon Affiliate vs ClickBank and friends vs AdSense. for my best understanding Amazon pays low percentage but is reliable.

    What are your thought regarding affiliate business model, Review site for physical products (Amazon), Information site selling info products(ClickBank) or information site with PPC (AdSense) ?
    Or is it better just mixing them all?

    Second Question:
    I was also looking for case studies using ClickBank and couldn't find any at all.
    All the case studies I saw was for Amazon or selling eBooks directly.

    Does anybody know of a good resource to read about ClickBank or Adsense case studies?

    Third Question:
    I haven't picked and researched a market yet, but does small information sites still work these days or its all about big authority sites?
    When starting out thinking about authority sites is a little overwhelming and intimidating .

    I would appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    Talco

    FIRSTLY: AMAZON IS A GREAT PLACE TO START, because as you said it is reliable and you can easily make a start up budget .. It's a way of starting!

    SECONDLY: search for clickbank on WF you will find a lot of videos and YouTube! If you want to build a case study of you experience .. Document key point or things you do as you go along?

    THIRD : you need to be an authority to work most of
    The time but these days it's more about trust and brand awareness too, if you can create a hype, you can so better than
    Someone who has been going for longer than
    You!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    Focus on delivering value to your chosen market and the money will naturally follow over time. If you focus on money you will invariably make bad mistakes and end up making very little or if you do make money it won't be sustainable.
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