I Spent $9. Earned $683. Profit = $674! [Full Case Study]

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EDIT: Read post 23 as well, by clicking here. Hope that's helpful too.

This is a long post with full details. Just wanted to warn you up front as I know some of you are just too lazy, even when all details are posted up freely like this!

It's a simple copy and paste from my private materials. I cleaned up most of it but some line breaks and formats might be out:

Ok so I've been getting some great feedback on a recent case study/tutorial I made available.

Many Warriors have emailed saying it's nice to see this info laid out etc. So I thought I'd make it available for you too. Enjoy.


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Niche: Pet care
Total spent: $9 (and no further costs – I already had hosting)
Total revenue: $683 (still growing, and is fully automated)
Total profit: $674
Time invested: 2 hours daily, for 6 days = 12 hours

This tutorial is an example to the cornerstone of a 5+ figure a month affiliate income.

It often helps in affiliate marketing if you have cash to spend. This can be used for advertising which usually lets you get quick results, which you can then make profitable very quickly.

But if you don't have cash to spare you can still get into affiliate marketing. All you need is a slightly different angle of attack.

You can pretty much do this all for free with SEO and web 2.0 marketing. Also keep in mind that after the first seven days, I haven't done anything extra with this project.



But my site is still on the first page of Google for the main product keyword. This is a good advantage of using the combination of SEO and web 2.0 marketing instead of PPC.

Step 1:

You need a really good product to promote. If you get this right that is half your success right there.

What I like to do is search for any successful product in a particular market place. Then look to see which of those successful products has a new version coming out soon.

If the original product was successful then you know for sure that the new version will definitely be a good seller.

For example, Brad Callen released Keyword Elite which was a big seller. Lots of people liked it. So naturally, when I heard that Keyword Elite 2.0 was going to be released, I knew that lots of people would be searching for it and buying it.

You can find out about a few future product launches from Joint Venture (JV) Lists, Announcements, Blogs, And Community Forums. (this covers most new Clickbank products only though, not other networks).

So like I said, I chose to work with a pet care product from an author who already had two successful products before this current one.

Step 2:

From my previous experiments, I know that Google gives a lot of importance to your domain name. So I decided to register a domain with the product name in it.

Imagine that the product was called Frog Care, and the main domain was called frogcare.com (totally made up for this example).

You could register:

Frogcare.xxx (frogcare,co.uk, frogcare.org, frogcare.info, frogcare.net etc)
Frog-care.com
Frog-care.xxx
Frog-care-review.xxx
Frog-care-scams.xxx
Secret-frog-care.xxx etc.

Just try to have the product name in the URL. You can add whatever you want before or after the product name as well. After you start adding content to the site and structure it correctly, you will get all the traffic on the product name search.

Step 3:

Now we need to create the website. For this I use WordPress.

WordPress is a great platform for building a quick website which will be loved by the search engines. Whether you want to build a small affiliate website or 1000 page online monster site, WordPress is the platform you need.

You can use CPanel at your host, and use Fantastico to install WordPress to a new domain name within 30 seconds (literally).

Once I did this I used a free theme which has a nice left-hander sidebar. I also created a quick image for the header.

Step 4:

In the header image for my site, I added the image of the product on sale. I also used a photo of the author with a huge call to action.

I added an opt in box which offered my visitor a free report in exchange for their e-mail address (the report was actually provided by the product author - you can create a quick 5 page report very easily for any product if you need to, do a web search for info you need).

The first post was made to the site. The title was big and bold with another call to action. This post was also made sticky for the front page so that it is always displayed on the front page of my website. This post should basically be the review or more information on the product itself.

I also created 3 other posts about the product, and related categories.

I created one single post which linked to a YouTube video (link to your own video if you can, or a related video if you don’t have time).

Step 5:

Optimise your SEO.
  • Use the all in one SEO plug-in for WordPress.
  • Use different titles and different descriptions for each of your pages and posts.
  • Add ALT text for each of your images.
  • Use the H1 tag on each of your pages and posts.
  • Add a few H2 tags on you pages and posts.
  • Use your specific keyword for that page/post in the H1 and H2 tags.
  • Use your specific keyword for that page/post near the start, middle and end of the page.
  • Use the keyword in the page/post name (so the url for the individual page/post will have the keyword in it).
  • Use a SILO structure for your site (this is really useful).

A SILO structure for a car website would look like:

Cardomain.com/ford/mustang.html
Cardomain.com/ford/f150.html
Cardomain.com/dodge/charger.html
Cardomain.com/dodge/viper.html

Etc.
Use The Google Wonder Wheel:

Use the Google wonder wheel to find LSI keyword for your main keyword. Use those LSI keywords in your posts and pages.

Here’s an example of how I find LSI keywords if my main keyword is “Chrysler Cars”:


Do the search in Google as usual. Then click on show options:







Next, go to standard view > Wonder wheel:








And you will see the wonder wheel for your main keyword which you just typed in:







Be sure to use these keywords within your posts and pages, H1 and H2 tags, your site description and your site content. This will help to create the theme of your site.

This has helped me a lot, with ranking my sites. I often don’t have any backlinks to my website, and they still rank in the top spots. This is because of the on page SEO that I’ve shown you above.

Finally, once you've done all this, you'll need to create a XML sitemap for your site, and submit it to Google. You can do this with this plugin here:


WordPress › Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugins

Step six:

Get some traffic.

You will need some targeted traffic to monetise your affiliate offer. A really effective way to do this is with web 2.0 marketing.

There are lots of web 2.0 properties that you can use. For my example above I used:


YouTube
Viddler
Yahoo Video
Digg
HubPages
Squidoo
Kping
Pingomatic

What I did was make a small Powerpoint slide show related to pet care. I made this with info that I found online. It was just some interesting facts about the pet I was targeting and some info that they could try out as well.

Then I recorded the presentation with Camtasia Studio (free trial at Screen Capture, Screen Recorder, Video Hosting, and Usability Testing Software) and ended up with a short video on pet care. Then I uploaded the video to the web 2.0 video properties.

I also created 2 articles and then submitted them to the individual blogs at HubPages, Squidoo etc.

Finally I created an account with Digg and gave a dig to my site. I also ran my Digg url through the KPing and Pingomatic services. This was all free.
Step 7:

Additional Tips

Focus your affiliate site on the main product itself. Don’t be tempted to use Adsense or any similar distractions on your site. You’ve worked to get the visitor to the page. If they are going to leave your website it should ideally be because they want to buy the main product (in this case, the pet care product).

Add a contact me, privacy policy, and disclaimer page on your site as well. This will please Google, and is good webmaster practice.

Read more about this here:

AdWords Help

Webmaster guidelines - Webmaster Tools Help


Try and have an opt in box for your visitors as well. This will let you communicate with an interested and targeted audience, later on.

You can find these services for free at:

zookoda.com (UPDATE: is no longer available unfortunately)

freeautoresponder.biz

I actually use a paid service for this, aweber.com. But remember, this step is optional so you can leave it until you are making money if you really need to.
The end result:

After I submitted the XML sitemap to Google, I left the site as it was. My site was indexed in 24 hours.

My online videos were also indexed in 24 hours.

And within 6 days my site was in the number 1 position for the product keyword. The actual product sales site was coming in at the number 2 spot in Google! The number 3 spot was………. my YouTube video!

Within 11 days my site had taken up 6 places on the 1st page of Google. So 6 out of the 10 results on the 1st page were actually my site results.

And that’s the affiliate marketing tutorial to follow if you want make $683 in revenue! Remember that $683 is still growing, completely on auto pilot.



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I hope that helps you out if you're struggling to make any income online. Like I said, this was actually done by me and all the steps are laid out for you above. No smoke. No mirrors. Just copy the steps and you can do it too.


If you have questions, I'll do my best to answer them. All the best.
#$674 #$683 #case #earned #full #profit #spent #study
  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Thank you for compiling that AffiliateJ. That is a testament to the fact that, if you are willing to invest some time with direction and guidance, there really is little barrier or overhead for just about anyone to get started in affiliate marketing. Unfortunately, all to often, people just shoot arrows into the wind with a serious hit-or-miss strategy....

    Personally...and, this is if I were just starting out....I'd take that $674 profit and reinvest into some other tools/services, like Market Samurai, ALTHOUGH, everything you mentioned can be done without MS (although it would certainly be a nice complement)
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    Just goes to show you what you can do with the right information.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhi1
    Thanks AffiliateJ. That's a pretty good post. Its all about the timing & the
    effort you put in. Most people would just stop half the way because they
    are impatient. The key to success with this method is lots of work & patient.
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  • Profile picture of the author ValentinJed
    Great post! This technique works time and time over. I think people using this method don't earn money just because they don't do the research before launching a site!
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Just curious - what was the free WP theme you used?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      Just curious - what was the free WP theme you used?
      The theme I used for this site is Acrez. You can find it online or if you have issues, drop me a line and I'll send you a link
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  • Profile picture of the author kswr123
    thanks for a comprehensive blueprint there .

    Good actionable steps there for any newbie to TAKE ACTION with!

    Might be something to put into action when I have 12 hours free (if only )
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  • Profile picture of the author Vcize
    I'm a little confused about the wonderwheel layout.

    So using your car example, would you have posts for F-150 and Mustang in a category "Ford", or do you actually have a page for Ford as well?
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  • Profile picture of the author willyboy104
    Nice step by step guide something I am wondering and assuming though is that this product promotion was for a launch? A product that had recently launched, or just something you found...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryan UK
      This is some great info mate!

      Hopefully I can get my arse in gear and implement this method.

      You should write up a more detailed report and sell it on as a WSO.
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    this is detailed enough I appreciate you can I say more grace to your elbows no let me say you have to simplify it for the learners to know and follow and that will bring to bear your message to all and sundry am a learner that is why I am more concern about the learners and the beginners
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  • Profile picture of the author kswr123
    Uh-oh,

    It seems as though the same WF procrastination system kicks in EVERY SINGLE time someone puts up a nice post with a good actionable system.

    Look, procrastination has hit all of us at some point, right? The main isue is this:

    The MORE time you spend finding ways that this thing won't work or asking questions, the less time you are gonna have to KICK BUTT using the system.

    The BEST thing you can do right now is to stop thinking of loopholes and niggly issues, and read STEP 1 again. Then go and DO IT - the more time you spend here reading and finding problems with the system, the less time you have to make it work for you

    THis is not a rant, btw, its a helpful hint. I used to do the same - incessantly ask questions until I would talk myself out of doing something

    Just go ahead and GET IT DONE!

    Mubarak
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    • Profile picture of the author talbrice
      Thanks for these great post!
      May I ask you what was the competition level for the selected keyword?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Mubarak Waseem View Post

      Uh-oh,

      It seems as though the same WF procrastination system kicks in EVERY SINGLE time someone puts up a nice post with a good actionable system.

      Look, procrastination has hit all of us at some point, right? The main isue is this:

      The MORE time you spend finding ways that this thing won't work or asking questions, the less time you are gonna have to KICK BUTT using the system.

      The BEST thing you can do right now is to stop thinking of loopholes and niggly issues, and read STEP 1 again. Then go and DO IT - the more time you spend here reading and finding problems with the system, the less time you have to make it work for you

      THis is not a rant, btw, its a helpful hint. I used to do the same - incessantly ask questions until I would talk myself out of doing something

      Just go ahead and GET IT DONE!

      Mubarak
      Mubarak's right.

      It IS perfectly acceptable to ask questions, but may I suggest you don't ask any until you start taking action. Many times the questions will be answered as you start taking action. Not only that, the questions will be different.

      Now, if you start and have questions, then ask away. That's my advice.

      At the same time, the OP was so detailed and valuable that any additional answers are going above and beyond the call of duty, IMHO.

      All the best,
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      • Profile picture of the author kswr123
        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        Mubarak's right.
        I may just have to put that in my sig file

        Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

        At the same time, the OP was so detailed and valuable that any additional answers are going above and beyond the call of duty, IMHO.

        Indeed. Look, guys, this method is by no means ground-breaking. Let's be honest. But it is a SOLID and PROVEN method. For $9, what do you have to lose? Apart from $9, obviously
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    Thanks for the great post. Very helpful.
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    As Mr Nike once said...just do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author kswr123
      Originally Posted by jazbo View Post

      As Mr Nike once said...just do it.
      Lol - that would have been great if it was a Mr. Nike who started Nike,rather than the company being named after a greek goddess...

      Mythology FTW -

      Actually, those are pretty cool product names lol "Offline Zeus" and "CPA Hermes", not to be confused with CPA Herpes :O

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I use a similiar method and have learnt that even sites that flop can be profitable. For the time invested, which is minimal, you can always onsell the ones that dont perform quickly on flippa for a couple o' bucks.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Trust me, this is not difficult like some people are thinking. Most people can't be bothered to test and track properly.

      I have made $106k in affiliate commissions in one year with $9k in spending with one simple PDF file I created. That was just one affiliate promotion for one product.

      And that was only after I got a little volume behind it. When I started out there was hardly any volume as I was still testing, and I spent around $200 one time, to make nearly $7000 a month. I treasured that bank statement when I got it, because it showed me what was possible.

      That all grew out of a silly test I ran, where I got the idea off someone else, and gave it a few twists and turns to make it a little viral while still carrying it myself.

      It grew to a level where I was given a VIP affiliate manager and regularly asked if I wanted free tickets to X event etc. If you can make someone money, they do anything to keep you at it.

      Also, you might even dislike the way I see myself - I'm not an affiliate marketer.

      I'm a problem solver. Solve issues, give value, test on a small scale, try new ideas, track results, appeal to core values (being admired, being better then the rest etc), position my offers as the most important, take online marketing offline, find new traffic sources to scale offers, include affiliate offers inside your free + paid products, have affiliate offers on your thank you pages as upsells, use video marketing where search engines can't follow duplicate content etc.

      I test niches, and products with traffic sources. I run tests and get a bunch of results back. The money is in those results that come back.

      Most people are afraid to make a loss. But you shouldn't be. If I spend $100 and make only $10 with a $90 loss then that's ok. Why? Because when I go through the data, I'll see where I made $10. Then I can switch off the rest of the traffic that lost money, and keep on making that $10, and scaling it upwards.

      That's how it's done.

      And today with recurring affiliate payments, it doesn't take too much effort to make enough money to quit your job etc. You can roll a little snowball and grow it into something big.

      It's actually easier then many people would let you believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author iw433
    Thank you. Well done post, a real money maker!!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Thanks for your generous contribution Affiliate J!
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Glad you are finding this helpfl. Here's some Q n A from this post:

      >> I'm a little confused about the wonderwheel layout.

      So using your car example, would you have posts for F-150 and Mustang in a category "Ford", or do you actually have a page for Ford as well?

      No page for ford by itself, ford is simply a category where posts about ford cars are placed. Search engines LOVE to see you have a organised site structure. You will also be rewarded for it, by a higher search engine placement. Organise your site like you would the folders on your hard drive ie very intuitively.


      >> Nice step by step guide something I am wondering and assuming though is that this product promotion was for a launch? A product that had recently launched, or just something you found...

      This was originally a case study for a private list I have. That list is no longer available to join though, it's long since been closed. I still use it though, and I still have all the content from it.

      I recently made this original info available for my recent WSO though, and so many Warriors have emailed to say they liked it. So I thought I'd put it on the forum to help out if you don't have a lot of cash, but you still want to make some.


      >> May I ask you what was the competition level for the selected keyword?

      4.94 million broad match.
      845,000 phrase match

      This is in 'the Googles'.


      >> this is detailed enough I appreciate you can I say more grace to your elbows no let me say you have to simplify it for the learners to know and follow and that will bring to bear your message to all and sundry am a learner that is why I am more concern about the learners and the beginners

      I've made it as simple as I can without making the entire tutorial too long. If you are still having issues, you need to follow the tutorial and use a search engine to search for terms you are not familiar with etc. I guarantee this will make you money if you follow the above steps (I've seen it work in front of me, that's how I know).

      Everything I tell you is tried and tested info - no theory.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheece2001
    Whats your link to you website that generate that much profit?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      Whats your link to you website that generate that much profit?
      I'm not sure if you're aware, but it's not generally a good idea to ask any affiliate to reveal their exact landing pages etc (as the exact page/site is usually ripped off within hours and all over the internet with someone else's affiliate link in them)!

      However, I did recently notice that another internet marketer has a product on sale where he is using my affiliate site (amongst others) as an excellent example of an affiliate site, and is dissecting the methods used on it, in a paid product he sells! I was flattered but at the same time I was thinking 'stop outing my landers'!


      Anyways... I'd be happy you help you out with any specific questions you had about this method instead, if you like?
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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    Affiliate, your generosity is most appreciated. You have provided an excellent blueprint for those who put forth the effort to follow it. The key, of course, it to take action. Without action, all we have are good intentions and the probability of empty wallets.

    Thanks and a hearty wish for your continued success....
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    Fully Automated? As in the blog is automated, or the income is? Can you elaborate?

    Thanks
    Buck


    Originally Posted by AffiliateJ View Post

    EDIT: Read post 23 as well, by clicking here. Hope that's helpful too.
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    Niche: Pet care
    Total spent: $9 (and no further costs - I already had hosting)
    Total revenue: $683 (still growing, and is fully automated)
    Total profit: $674
    Time invested: 2 hours daily, for 6 days = 12 hours
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by N4PGW View Post

      Fully Automated? As in the blog is automated, or the income is? Can you elaborate?

      Thanks
      Buck
      Hey Buck,

      What I meant was, the income is automated. Because the site ranks in the search engines, people still interested in the original product are landing on this site, and buying the product without me doing any additional work.

      In this sense, I haven't had to do any additional work to make more commissions from this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author coffeecashnow
    Very inspirational post.
    Thank you for sharing, I'll sleep on it and implement it tomorrow!

    Thanks again!
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    That was a $27 WSO! Thanks for posting it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Inspirational! And very encouraging story and plan to try, for anyone willing to do little work in affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    How long did it take to make the 683?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by N4PGW View Post

      How long did it take to make the 683?
      It took around 3-4 days, as I was riding off the product launch. There was a flurry of users trying to get this product and it really took a life of it's own one I'd set the site up.

      Every time I logged back into my Clickbank account there'd be more sales. And I literally did nothing after I did the above set up.
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      • Profile picture of the author flipfl0p
        Originally Posted by AffiliateJ View Post

        It took around 3-4 days, as I was riding off the product launch. There was a flurry of users trying to get this product and it really took a life of it's own one I'd set the site up.

        Every time I logged back into my Clickbank account there'd be more sales. And I literally did nothing after I did the above set up.

        Nice!! Very nice post!
        I am guessing you studied g.browns files right?
        same as me This is 80% Google sniper method and 20% experience/addition like the cogwheel and the Pictures on the title.
        But this is a VERY NICE post. YOU eliminated all the confusions and all the zigzag that george has mentioned.

        This will be of great help to newbies and to I.M. that is getting lost in their ways ^^,
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        • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
          Originally Posted by grantdenz22 View Post

          Nice!! Very nice post!
          I am guessing you studied g.browns files right?
          same as me This is 80% Google sniper method and 20% experience/addition like the cogwheel and the Pictures on the title.
          But this is a VERY NICE post. YOU eliminated all the confusions and all the zigzag that george has mentioned.

          This will be of great help to newbies and to I.M. that is getting lost in their ways ^^,
          Yes absolutely - I study a lot of different material from lots of marketers/internet marketers.

          I'm always testing stuff out. This is key info. Many times I'll go through an entire $1000 course and only pick up 1 or 2 new gems. But it's the testing which is where you really learn the most.

          Some of the best people to learn from are the higher level teachers. Although they may have never done any affiliate marketing, they can certainly teach you a lot about marketing.

          All of that info applies to affiliate marketing as well. But you have to be a little creative in how you apply it.

          I've got more coming up on this shortly - I think you'll like the info
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Yes its the research that is the most important and the hardest thing here, but hard is so relative especially in IM i loved this thread thanks you so much
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    Hmm, thanks for the info. It's bound to be helpful
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  • It goes to show how important the google wonder wheel is. I never used it for the articles I wrote before but now I use it for all the articles I write. 8-15 LSI keywords that flow perfectly through your article will help you rank.
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    Nice info you shared. I really like the wonderwheel idea. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Vogin
      Your post is full of positive attitude of the one man who has just succeeded, I guess I'll join your ride.

      I have one major objection though. I've been using Digg for over a year now and there's no way in hell you could get some decent traffic with new account and 1-2 submissions... so backlinks perhaps, but I'd be very surprised if anything else...
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      • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
        Originally Posted by Vogin View Post

        Your post is full of positive attitude of the one man who has just succeeded, I guess I'll join your ride.

        I have one major objection though. I've been using Digg for over a year now and there's no way in hell you could get some decent traffic with new account and 1-2 submissions... so backlinks perhaps, but I'd be very surprised if anything else...
        Yes, the Digg submissions are for minimal traffic (it does help though if you submit to multiple sites) but the links are more important from Digg.

        After you get pinging, these Digg urls will have you indexed in no time (literally 24 hours).
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        • Profile picture of the author Vogin
          Originally Posted by AffiliateJ View Post

          Yes, the Digg submissions are for minimal traffic (it does help though if you submit to multiple sites) but the links are more important from Digg.

          After you get pinging, these Digg urls will have you indexed in no time (literally 24 hours).
          Yep, I'm cool with that. I just wanted to point out that you had this under the bullet point "traffic". No offense meant and I hope none taken ^^
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          • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
            Originally Posted by Vogin View Post

            Yep, I'm cool with that. I just wanted to point out that you had this under the bullet point "traffic". No offense meant and I hope none taken ^^
            Nope not at all my friend, no offense taken All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Mai
    Thanks for the great report. Very useful and detailed outline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Thanks a lot! You spent much time to prepare this thread and guide us. This is a very good guide for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrcee
    This is a great summary of the Process of marketing an affiliate product. Marketing an affiliate product is the best way to get started, many thanks for case study . A good result for 12 hours work, I think it it will take most of us a little longer but in time I sure that we will achieve similar results.many thanks Affiliate
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    Thanks, I am working on it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    I see you posted three articles behind the sticky article, and one video article. Did you drip feed these articles or just post them immediately?

    For clarification:
    You put up 1 or 2 sites? In your results, you said your site was #1 and your product sales site was #2. ???

    You are promoting "How to build an effective mouse trap" so your domain name will be "howtobuildeffectivemousetrap.com" But you are giving away "Tips for Building Mouse Traps" for your opt-in customers.

    Do you require your visitor to opt-in before sending them to your promotion page? Or does the visitor have both options?

    Is your PPT presentation about the product you are promoting, or about the topic in general?

    When you get an opt-in to your autoresponder list, what do you send them?

    Thanks
    Buck
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    • Profile picture of the author topfree
      Thanks for the info, I'll be bookmarking this page and trying it out. By the way, where did you spend the $9?
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      • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
        Good tip on using the Google Wonder wheel to find LSI keywords.
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      • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
        Originally Posted by topfree View Post

        Thanks for the info, I'll be bookmarking this page and trying it out. By the way, where did you spend the $9?
        He spent the $9.00 on the domain name. He already has hosting so he did not account for that cost.
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      • Profile picture of the author barbarajean
        AffiliateJ -

        I thank you for your generosity in sharing this with the forum, this came at exactly the right time for me!

        I also have to commend your business attitude, and I share the same passion for figuring stuff out!

        Thanks so much,
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesJeffery
        Great posts for the newbies around here

        I've been doing this for a while, I use SENuke.
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        • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
          Originally Posted by JamesJeffery View Post

          Great posts for the newbies around here

          I've been doing this for a while, I use SENuke.
          SENuke is a great tool. But they will need to update it very soon as it will stop working (by nature of what it does).

          I'm sure it's a problem they ca fix but so far, I've not seen an update for it which solves a problem I know it will have soon (related to the way it ranks your site using semantic keywords).

          Here's hoping!
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      • Profile picture of the author renatus
        hey, i'm not expecting a reply because you sound pretty busy there in ur op but the post imo really inspired me because it looks logical and executable.

        I'm gonna be honest in saying i'm a newbie to the whole internet marketing setup. I'm a 19 year old student starting Law at University in a couple of weeks and i want to make £10k in 12 months. I don't know if this is possible, people can't tell me, they say its down to ability. But, what do you know from your experience that are the variables for me achieving my target? I.e. what can make reach my target and what can make me mess it up?

        I am willing to put all my spare time into learning and working on this, it's how serious i am about getting good at internet marketing (i still haven't chosen my field yet and i don't know how to decide because there's so many)
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        • Profile picture of the author tbrim20
          Originally Posted by renatus View Post

          hey, i'm not expecting a reply because you sound pretty busy there in ur op but the post imo really inspired me because it looks logical and executable.

          I'm gonna be honest in saying i'm a newbie to the whole internet marketing setup. I'm a 19 year old student starting Law at University in a couple of weeks and i want to make £10k in 12 months. I don't know if this is possible, people can't tell me, they say its down to ability. But, what do you know from your experience that are the variables for me achieving my target? I.e. what can make reach my target and what can make me mess it up?

          I am willing to put all my spare time into learning and working on this, it's how serious i am about getting good at internet marketing (i still haven't chosen my field yet and i don't know how to decide because there's so many)
          It's possible but not easy. The thing about internet marketing is that there is a big learning curve. So odds are your first few websites aren't going to be what makes you rich.

          The key is when you finally stumble upon something that works for you, you recreate the same process over and over again. But it can take quite a while to find something that works well for you.

          In the end, it has a lot to do with luck when you first start out. If you're lucky you'll get some early success. But it takes most people the better part of a year just to get started making money.

          But with that being said, the trend is typically that profits grow exponentially. So it might take you 1 year to make $1000 but then then the next year it might be $10,000 and then the next year $100,000.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      >> Did you drip feed these articles or just post them immediately?

      These articles were drip fed over a few days. You want Google to see you have added some content (by pinging) then wait a day or two then add more, then ping, then wait 2 days and add more, then ping, then wait one day then ping etc etc.

      This way Google can see you add content often.

      You actually train Google to visit your site often. I have sites where I add content and it is indexed in Google within a few minutes.


      >> For clarification: You put up 1 or 2 sites? In your results, you said your site was #1 and your product sales site was #2. ???


      I put up one site. I meant my site was #1 and the actual product sales site (the site I was promoting with my affiliate site) was in the SERPS below me.



      >> Do you require your visitor to opt-in before sending them to your promotion page? Or does the visitor have both options?


      This is something you can test. I often give away great content then offer an optin. This is more risky but you get higher quality people on your list.

      Other times I'll try an opt in first. I use this for markets where they are not used to an opt in (do definitely not for internet marketing type products)!


      >> Is your PPT presentation about the product you are promoting, or about the topic in general?


      I always tell the viewer something they didn't know - almost like an educational video. Educate then instigate (what you want them to do).
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    thnxs man for explaining
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKing
    hello AffiliateJ i am very happy to read about your success ...i also own a dog site and i stopped working on that because i thought it is difficult to earn from this site but now i m gonna follow all your points

    thanks very much
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  • Profile picture of the author Duc
    Thanks for the great outline. I will give it a try.

    Cheers, Duc
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    Very good info... thanks for the share!

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  • Profile picture of the author sitepaw
    Very good and details info. I'm going to try out your method soon. Find a product that people want is hardest part.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthon
    Really great tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    I hope i will also be able to make such cash.
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    Thank you! This will be extremely helpful in my work.
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    Thanks for this, very cool stuff if you ask me!
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    • Profile picture of the author HCLee
      Thanks for sharing such "inside" tips and proving that anyone can make money in affiliate programs once they learned from someone who has done it. I'm going to read your free report you gave in your WSO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    Step six:

    Get some traffic.

    You will need some targeted traffic to monetise your affiliate offer. A really effective way to do this is with web 2.0 marketing.

    There are lots of web 2.0 properties that you can use. For my example above I used:


    YouTube
    Viddler
    Yahoo Video
    Digg
    HubPages
    Squidoo
    Kping
    Pingomatic


    ..............Within 11 days my site had taken up 6 places on the 1st page of Google. So 6 out of the 10 results on the 1st page were actually my site results.

    And that's the affiliate marketing tutorial to follow if you want make $683 in revenue! Remember that $683 is still growing, completely on auto pilot.
    Love the case study, thanks for taking time and interest to share. A couple of questions if you have time to respond.

    Regarding targeted traffic to monetise: Am I correct in assuming that you used the 2.0 properties to back link to your site or are you actually saying you received targeted traffic from the 2.0 sites ?


    Good job... You were able to get to a top ranking for key words very quickly, all (or almost all) of your monetized/converted traffic was actually organically generated through Search Engine Results... correct?

    and if you don't mind sharing: What was the approx global search numbers for your primary keyword.

    Thanks again for the thread
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    AffiliateJ Thanks for the detailed info. What do you use to find out about Clickbank launches in non IM niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Valineo
    That's a really great info, nice money for a minimal work, and all sounds pretty easy (as it usually is) ... thumbs up for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonusman
    Why do people over complicate making money online? This is a really nice step that people can use to make their first buck online. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Great tips for newbies!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I agree with everything you have said and have had success doing so as well ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Lin
    Excellence post. Two questions how do you organize the content on your blog as you mentioned about 'silo structure'? and do you focus on keyword density or theme density?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by Alex Lin View Post

      Excellence post. Two questions how do you organize the content on your blog as you mentioned about 'silo structure'? and do you focus on keyword density or theme density?
      With the silo structure, you literally create a theme and then have pages in each theme for the content you put in there. It's explained in the OP as well as I could, but if you have a specific question feel free to post it here.

      As for keyword density, I do sometimes check the info on the page as you don't want to get over 7%. But most of the time if you have good content, and a naturally written article, you don't need to worry too much about keyword density.

      Just make sure your keyword appears in the main places (H1 tags etc) and you're golden.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    Wow. This is absolutely excellent information thanks for the details and screenshots! Way to break it down for us. I'm glad to see the detailed explanation and not vague descriptions of a step or two

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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    I recently went through the IPK program and Affiliatedotcom.com videos by Mike F and Chris Farrell. It was amazing how you seem to integrate most of what both of those are teaching. You took the SEO from IPK and the Affiliate Marketing model from Affiliatedotcom. Well, that's sorta what it looked like, except I read about your experience of taking on a product as it was being launched the day BEFORE Affiliatedotcom mentioned doing the same thing. lol

    It is beginning to appear to me that there are certain fundamentals to Internet Marketing that remain true forever. There really does not appear to be anything new. What comes up new, seems to be either one of two things. Either it is black-hat, it is based on something unstable, or it is merely a different arrangement of the fundamentals applied to work with a particular platform such as Facebook, etc. The first two seem to come and go on a daily basis, but the third method, based on the fundamentals, seem to stick around and make millionaires.

    Your product seems to be the latter.

    Thank you.

    Buck
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by N4PGW View Post

      except I read about your experience of taking on a product as it was being launched the day BEFORE Affiliatedotcom mentioned doing the same thing. lol
      Haha, that is actually quite funny! Maybe they read this post Nice to know this info is even more so underlined as a method which WORKS.


      Originally Posted by N4PGW View Post

      It is beginning to appear to me that there are certain fundamentals to Internet Marketing that remain true forever. There really does not appear to be anything new.

      What comes up new, seems to be either one of two things.

      Either it is black-hat, it is based on something unstable, or it is merely a different arrangement of the fundamentals applied to work with a particular platform such as Facebook, etc.

      The first two seem to come and go on a daily basis, but the third method, based on the fundamentals, seem to stick around and make millionaires.

      Your product seems to be the latter.

      Thank you.

      Buck

      You're right Buck. There are always fundamentals which will work. They worked back in the 50's and they work right now.

      Learn them. These are the things that I study and am fascinated with. They will make you a better marketer, and you can translate that to affiliate marketing, offline marketing and all sorts of methods that you can use to generate an income.

      This is exactly what I do. The info in the OP here is simply new resources I used to practise these age old marketing methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author N4PGW
    I have bookmarked this thread and often refer it to newbies on WF who ask how to make money or need to know what to do with the money they have. Mostly, it is because this is a well laid out plan.

    It is not, however, the easiest thing to follow for a newcomer. Newcomers often lack the basics required to do what comes naturally for most of us like setting up a wp blog, autoresponder, etc.

    I like what Chris Farrell teaches in the first AM2 video. Chris finally came to the point where he stopped everything and started with only one step. He took that step and learned about it, applied it and then started building on it with the second step. Only after understanding the one step did he move to the next.

    If you know nothing, you can follow this course in the same way. Start with step one. If you have a problem, ask! You are here and there are plenty of people willing and able to help. Don't worry about knowing, applying or understanding step 2 until you can do that with step one.

    This will take time, even more so for a newbie, but take the time, learn it and do it. In the long run, it will be worth more than what you can throw up and make a fast buck today, only to find out it was obliterated by some third party who decided it was black-hat or against their TOS.

    If you are new to IM or if you are looking for a new program to follow for whatever reason, you are in a great place. Start here with step 1. If you don't know how to setup a WP blog, or find hosting, etc. Just ask. Do it one step at the time, and don't get ahead of yourself. Unsubscribe from all your email subscriptions and focus on this one thing.

    This will take time. But the time it takes will pass whether or not you start.

    Get started, stick it out! The time will pass and you will be glad you did.
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    where did you host?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by cristianoshoon View Post

      where did you host?
      Hostgator - nice and simple and they're cheap too. If you have lots of domains get yourself a reseller account and you can do pretty much whatever you want for a low price.
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    Anyone have the 9 level deep wonderwheel ?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by George Phillip View Post

      Anyone have the 9 level deep wonderwheel ?
      Are you looking for a scraper to extract the info or just the actual wonderwheel which runs 9 levels deep? From what I understand, the depth of the wonderwheel will actually vary depending on:

      1. The popularity of the search term you used.
      2. The popularity of the related terms of the search term you used.

      So you wont always get a 9 level deep wonderwheel for every search term you enter.

      Does that help?
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  • Profile picture of the author Trent Brownrigg
    Great process explained very well. Thanks for the information. Even after many years doing affiliate marketing myself it's still nice to see threads like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jazzmin
    Thank you Affiliate. It seems very doable! It is basic stuff--1) good product, 2) good domain name, 3) use Wordpress, 4) add header image and posts, 5) SEO, 6) Traffic, 7) Adsense distracts, don't use it. Add these pages: Contact, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. Have an opt-in form. You make it powerful with your extra twists--using the Wonder Wheel and a Silo structure for SEO, and creating a video with Camtasia and PowerPoint. Thanks again.

    I would add that a Site Map page might help with the SEO.

    PS to Bookmarkers: You may also want to copy/paste Affiliate's original post and post 23 into a word document and save it in a new folder named appropriately. It's more permanent that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author gentleness8
    This information is very useful and simple. Now, I just need to put it to use and not overcomplicate the steps.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    It's a good plan, except for one thing, in my opinion.

    Using a product name in your website name can get you in trouble regarding copyrighting and trademarking. You may or may not be asked to immediately remove your domain by the owner of the product you are an affiliate for and/or even turn over the domain to them. And they'd have every right to do so.

    Otherwise, it's great, but those who don't know should watch out for something like this. Don't use copyrighted or trademarked names in your domain names, it's not worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      Using a product name in your website name can get you in trouble regarding copyrighting and trademarking. You may or may not be asked to immediately remove your domain by the owner of the product you are an affiliate for and/or even turn over the domain to them. And they'd have every right to do so.

      Otherwise, it's great, but those who don't know should watch out for something like this. Don't use copyrighted or trademarked names in your domain names, it's not worth it.

      Yes, there is always the chance of a product owner who can ask you to hand over the name of a trademarked product, but in this case, I think most people would be using a product name which:

      - Wasn't trademarked
      - Was expected to be used in domain names (like most Clickbank products)

      I've actually used this method for a many major brands. If I was ever seen by the company and asked to hand over the domain, I would happily do so.

      But in most cases (and I speak as a multiple product owner) most merchants are happy to see the extra sales made by our affiliate sites that they will allow you to use their name, in smaller markets like Clickbank.

      I even do this with CJ and AffFuture products, and even they are happy to accept my extra leads and sales - they simply have rules listed in their program when you apply to be an affiliate with them.

      As long as you stick to these rules, you're ok.

      But for total protection - don't use a trademarked name. I personally feel it's being too careful though, and will continue to use them, as long as it's not against the merchant terms.

      Thank you for the heads up.
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    great story thx for taking the time to write that post!
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    Excellent post, just got to read it and I actually printed this out and it goes to my favourite posts. Thanks for this.

    How is the sales now on this site? As the launch is passed now, do you still have a decent income from it?

    Also, I am sometimes finding it difficult to rate a product from Clickbank and similar platforms, as they don't show, how many people refunded the product etc.

    If you did not know the vendor and you were still looking for a good product, is there anything you look at on the statistics other than the gravity. (I mean, this vendor has a new product )
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by kursat View Post

      Excellent post, just got to read it and I actually printed this out and it goes to my favourite posts. Thanks for this.

      How is the sales now on this site? As the launch is passed now, do you still have a decent income from it?

      Also, I am sometimes finding it difficult to rate a product from Clickbank and similar platforms, as they don't show, how many people refunded the product etc.

      If you did not know the vendor and you were still looking for a good product, is there anything you look at on the statistics other than the gravity. (I mean, this vendor has a new product )

      Glad you like the post my friend.

      As mentioned, the site is now not making as many sales as it once used to. This is because the launch is now over and the product has been bought by most who want it. But it DOES still make sales as it is still close to the top of the SERPS.

      As for new vendors, look at the sales page of the product. Does it look awful with links all over the place or does it do a good job of selling + educating? Put yourself in the shoes of a prospect. Does it make you interested?

      It's hard to explain without showing you, but you will see the trends of good copy and sales techniques amongst all the top CB sellers.

      I actually have a method where I will throw a bunch of products all directly linked into adwords with a high bid, with very specific keywords.

      If you keep an eye on the impressions and clicks, you will ACTUALLY SEE which products are gaining traction in the market.

      Then I will pick out the leaders, and build them into a highly ranked site and also point my PPC ads there too.

      This way you get to do market research and cash in on the free traffic like above. It takes a little work - I wont lie. But when you have a stable of successful affiliate offers all making you passive income, it's worth it.

      You will also soon notice the patterns of a successful offer and your ratio of hitting a successful offer will increase more and more. The bottom line is more affiliate commissions in your account and that's always a good thing.

      That's a big secret I just revealed - hope it helps you out lots and you use it properly.
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      • Profile picture of the author seanicasia
        Dear AffiliateJ,

        Thank you very much for your post.

        I'm quite new to internet marketing (or at least new to doing it correctly and achieving significant results), and I'm very excited to implement what you've shared.

        I understand you've done your best to simplify it as much as possible already, still, I have some questions for some of the steps, or even in between the steps, and would really appreciate if you can guide me along here.

        >>>>> "Step 1:

        You need a really good product to promote. If you get this right that is half your success right there."

        Can I choose an existing product which has been in the market for very long, but is still a good product that sells well?

        >>>>> "Step 4:

        The first post was made to the site. The title was big and bold with another call to action. This post was also made sticky for the front page so that it is always displayed on the front page of my website. This post should basically be the review or more information on the product itself.

        I also created 3 other posts about the product, and related categories."


        How many posts should there be? Must I keep adding posts every now and then, or just leave it as it is?

        Dear AffiliateJ,

        Thank you very much for your post.

        I'm quite new to internet marketing (or at least new to doing it correctly and achieving significant results), and I'm very excited to implement what you've shared.

        I understand you've done your best to simplify it as much as possible already, still, I have some questions for some of the steps, or even in between the steps, and would really appreciate if you can guide me along here.

        >>>>> "Step 1:

        You need a really good product to promote. If you get this right that is half your success right there."

        Can I choose an existing product which has been in the market for very long, but is still a good product that sells well?

        >>>>> "I created one single post which linked to a YouTube video (link to your own video if you can, or a related video if you don't have time)."

        By this, you mean linking to the video that's created in Step 6 right? So what should this post talk about that eventually leads to the link of the video in YouTube?

        >>>>> "Step 5:

        Optimise your SEO.

        Use different titles and different descriptions for each of your pages and posts."

        Is description the same as "Excerpt"? If not, where do I fill in the description?

        >>>>> "
        Add ALT text for each of your images.
        Use the H1 tag on each of your pages and posts.
        Add a few H2 tags on you pages and posts.
        Use your specific keyword for that page/post in the H1 and H2 tags."

        I suppose this is done when we add a new post, and do it in "HTML" format right?

        Also, how do we decide between pages and post? When do we do pages and when do we do posts? What's the difference?

        >>>>> "Use a SILO structure for your site (this is really useful).

        A SILO structure for a car website would look like:

        Cardomain.com/ford/mustang.html
        Cardomain.com/ford/f150.html
        Cardomain.com/dodge/charger.html
        Cardomain.com/dodge/viper.html"

        How do I do that? I mean, how do I create the /ford/ or /dodge/ ? Is it the same as categories?

        Because for one wp blog that I tried creating, the url came out as something like cardomain.com/category/ford/

        ie the actual word "category" is in the url before the "ford" or "dodge".

        Also, even though I chose a category for any single post, the url for that post is directly cardomain.com/viper.html. The /dodge/ isn't in there, even though I ticked the dodge category checkbox when creating the post.

        Sorry for this kind of technical question!

        >>>>> "Step six:

        Get some traffic."

        For the video of the powerpoint slide that you upload, does the video need mention our own blog/site? How does it link to our site?

        >>>>> "I also created 2 articles and then submitted them to the individual blogs at HubPages, Squidoo etc."

        I suppose there's a link in these 2 articles that point back to our site?

        >>>>> "Finally I created an account with Digg and gave a dig to my site."

        What do you mean by 'gave a dig to my site'? Sorry, I never used it before. Will I automatically understand when I create the Digg account?

        >>>>> "Step 7:

        Additional Tips

        Add a contact me, privacy policy, and disclaimer page on your site as well"

        For clarity, the "Contact Me", "Privacy Policy" and "Disclaimer" are "Pages" right? ie they will appear with the rest of the pages as well?

        Where can I find sample "Contact Me", "Privacy Policy" and "Disclaimer"?


        Thank you so much for helping me on this, AffiliateJ. And I do apologize for asking all these questions that must seem so easy for you.

        I'd really love to work hard and finally see results online.

        Thanks again!

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  • Profile picture of the author martymmitcham
    I have just read your post and in a matter of minutes I have learned probably more about making Google work for me than I have in the last year.

    Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by martymmitcham View Post

      I have just read your post and in a matter of minutes I have learned probably more about making Google work for me than I have in the last year.

      Thank you!
      Wow - great! Glad you found it useful! Did you find the directions clear enough?
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeey
    Its guys like you that make this place so great!,what a community this is, thanks OP, i love the way you break it all down step by step.

    Well done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    Man nice share, doing good research is worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author yakobus
    wow, you help me a lot, thanks. A new trick for me.
    ( i just wondering, where is the thanks button anyway...coz i can't see it, anyone can help me out )
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by yakobus View Post

      wow, you help me a lot, thanks. A new trick for me.
      ( i just wondering, where is the thanks button anyway...coz i can't see it, anyone can help me out )
      Yes it's near where your signature is displayed, the black button on the far right hand side.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fleki
    Hey, thanks for the post. I am about to start a project and follow everything you said. I do have a few questions , but I dont have enough posts to PM you. Should I post them here or could I email you? They're pretty specific, for example: I have a phrase (keyword) of three words. They're specific and they imply that people are considering purchasing. The domain name with the exact same phrase is free. However, the monthly search is about 1000 (google keyword tool). Is that too low? Should I be looking for keyword/phrases with more hits? It seems like those have more PPC ads at the top and on the side.

    Also, my website would be redirecting to an affiliate drop-shippers, and it wouldn't be a specific product. That probably means less money in commissions, but if that phrase works, I could pretty much bust out another 50 in the same niche.

    Let me know if something smells like I'm not on the right track here.

    Thank you for the post, this is pretty much my first venture into IM and like what I read.
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    AffiliateJ,

    Nice one on detailing such a clear system here for people to follow. Very good stuff.

    I have a question from an SEO point of view.

    I was researching creating a silo structure in wordpress and noticed some people recommend using categories and a plugin or two to create the silo effect, where some people suggest recommend using pages and subpages to create the desired silo structure.

    May I ask which you prefer? Do you use the Pages, or the Categories to create the silo structure on your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    I like this thread very much. However I am not sure about that silo structure thing. Isn't it better to have a shorter url instead of a long one showing the category and the actual page? is there anything official from Google on this?

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by AlexBarboza View Post

      I like this thread very much. However I am not sure about that silo structure thing. Isn't it better to have a shorter url instead of a long one showing the category and the actual page? is there anything official from Google on this?

      thanks
      I don't know about anything officially from Google. They're not exactly the most forthcoming company when it comes to their search engine algorithms (understandably)!

      But I know from my tests Google LOVES a structured website. And there is no hierarchy of pages in a site which just has all the pages coming off the main domain.

      Design your site for a Google crawl and a manual inspection. That's what i always try and aim for and it always helps me.

      Try it for yourself and you will see the same results - I'm 99.99% sure of this.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Neale
      this might help

      http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWe.../2/971qGsTPs8M

      Originally Posted by AlexBarboza View Post

      I like this thread very much. However I am not sure about that silo structure thing. Isn't it better to have a shorter url instead of a long one showing the category and the actual page? is there anything official from Google on this?

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author amydyslex
    Wonder wheel and related searches option is a neat way to grab rankings in Google. I have seen people go on and on about back links but it is the on-site which also matters a lot. I got rankings for my writing blog > writeawriting.com blog without any aggressive back linking in the initial moths and that was the impetus to get going

    Great Share though
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  • Profile picture of the author Klaas
    Always good to hear success stories like this. Going through "the challenge 2010" now. Slightly different approach (starting with market research rather than with the product), hopefully with similar results

    Topfree: I'm guessing $9 was for buying the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmcqueen
    AffiliateJ,

    Thanks for the info. A good solid workable plan that will work if it is put into action.

    Thanks again,

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  • Profile picture of the author mnonline
    awesome strategy with detailed steps and instructions. I'm impressed
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    • Profile picture of the author EllieSenra
      I have this thread bookmarked because it's a great starting place for those who are getting into the swing of things (like myself) and need a simple, cost-efficient plan.

      I plan to use this in one of my upcoming websites, maybe adding in a few steps here and there that I've read around the forums. The combination of helpful advice from different users on the forums is just great, I'm really looking forward to making something good out of it!

      Thanks,

      Ellie
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    Excellent case study ... good results too

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author adamcm
      Hi all,

      First off great post AffiliateJ, this is what I was looking for as i've been doing things a different way. My next site will be taking a similar approach to this.

      I have a couple of small questions and I hope I didn't miss them mentioned earlier.

      The OP mentions that he is keeping a list while promoting a product.

      1 - I assume this product is a Clickbank product? It sounds to me like he is promoting an eBook although I might be wrong.
      2 - It sounds like the niche is quite specific. If the OP is keeping a list of interested parties, what type of information will he send them? From what I can read, with the niche being specific, there may not be enough Clickbank products that would relate that the OP could promote in his list? So where does he go afterwords?

      Thanks all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Super Affiliate
    What a generosity you showed by creating this incredibly useful post for everyone to read. Thanks for your great effort to help out. Appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    I wish you had answered kursat's questions on page 2 because they're really good questions.

    1. After the launch is over, are you still making a decent monthly income?

    2. How to identify a good ClickBank product to promote if you are not familiar with the vendor/author?

    3. And how to find out about a product launch in markets other than the IM market?
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      I wish you had answered kursat's questions on page 2 because they're really good questions.

      1. After the launch is over, are you still making a decent monthly income?

      2. How to identify a good ClickBank product to promote if you are not familiar with the vendor/author?

      3. And how to find out about a product launch in markets other than the IM market?
      First 2 questions already answerd in thread.

      As for the product launches, you really have to keep your ear to the ground in your niche. As lot of times, just sign up for the newsletters and look them over once in a while.

      Also, once you make a few sales for a product, contact the vendor and ask them to keep you updated with other product launches.

      There are also the popular forums around where you can meet product vendors (who launch multiple products across many niches). You can stay on top of most launches this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author cderenberger
    Nice detailed example! Most people will never put in the 12 hours to accomplish this. Seems most affiliate marketers are too impatient and that's why they don't see results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lyn Woodring
      This is both a call to action and a challenge. I will bookmark this as well. As I'm a techophobe I will come back and ask as questions arise.
      Research is what always seems to trip me up. I really like the idea of looking at product launches. But I am torn between my passion and the idea of a 'generic' product. That's not a very good description but what I'm asking is what is at least one good way to find a product that sells and would you say that triumps your interests.
      I not really clear in my description but what I really need to find is a good product that fills a need and make sales on that exchange. Research and I tend to get off track doing it. Also I only need a small success to build confidence.
      Reading this back is making me confused as I don't have the words for my question.
      I knew about wonder wheels but never looked it as a LSI tool. Thanks for pointing that out.
      I'll let you know how I do.
      -Lyn
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    Also, doesn't having an opt-in box from a service like Aweber cost money; it's a monthly fee I do believe?
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    • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      Also, doesn't having an opt-in box from a service like Aweber cost money; it's a monthly fee I do believe?
      Yes you pay monthly for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    I've used Aweber before so I guess this method will cost more than buying the domain name which is fine but I wish my other questions in the post before would get answered lol :p
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    • Profile picture of the author David Neale
      To keep costs down I wouldn't use aWeber these days. Mailchimp is very good and it's free up to 500 users. I am setting up all new clients with Mailchimp.

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      Originally Posted by brittlesnc View Post

      I've used Aweber before so I guess this method will cost more than buying the domain name which is fine but I wish my other questions in the post before would get answered lol :p
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  • Profile picture of the author starzan
    Super Awesome. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author prentis31
    thanks for the useful tips and tutorials...glad to know specific methode on IM..
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Great Post AffiliateJ! I have one quick (probably stupid ;-) ) question. I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about doing when saying to submit the xml site map to Google. Am I reading too much into this? Is it you just generate the XML from either google's tool or a plugin and then submit that page for the sitemap to google? or is there more involved? My gut feeling is I'm trying to make this too complicated so just wanted to ask if its just the simple,normal submission or is it a more involved process?
    thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author d0rhk
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      Great Post AffiliateJ! I have one quick (probably stupid ;-) ) question. I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about doing when saying to submit the xml site map to Google. Am I reading too much into this? Is it you just generate the XML from either google's tool or a plugin and then submit that page for the sitemap to google? or is there more involved? My gut feeling is I'm trying to make this too complicated so just wanted to ask if its just the simple,normal submission or is it a more involved process?
      thanks,
      --Jack
      I can answer this.

      All you do is install the "Google XML Sitemaps" plugin in wordpress. After you install it you just go into the settings and click "Build". It'll say you havent done this before, so you need to do it.

      Now everytime you make a new post I'm pretty sure it rebuilds it and sends it off to google, bing, ask and yahoo (if it's configured). You can also change some advanced settings and stuff, but leaving it default is fine.

      It's basically a set it and forget it type plugin. This is probably the most simple thing on your entire blog lol. Installing the blog through fantasico/softaculous is more complicated

      Hope that helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      Great Post AffiliateJ! I have one quick (probably stupid ;-) ) question. I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about doing when saying to submit the xml site map to Google. Am I reading too much into this? Is it you just generate the XML from either google's tool or a plugin and then submit that page for the sitemap to google? or is there more involved? My gut feeling is I'm trying to make this too complicated so just wanted to ask if its just the simple,normal submission or is it a more involved process?
      thanks,
      --Jack
      Post number 124 in this thread answers your question fully.

      Also, if you have a manual sitemap to submit, you can do it at this site below:

      Submit Sitemap to Google, Yahoo, Ask

      Hope that helps!.
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    One of the best I have read in a long time in Warrior. I was wondering how to add H1 and H2 on Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Pankaj90
    thanx for the info.......
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Buckley
    This is what im doing! Niches FtW!
    Im in the gaming niche (starcraft 2) Atm as it is very popular
    But the hard part is if you have a site and you cant get it on the firstpages so i have to resort to facebook,gaming forums ect
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  • Profile picture of the author Rogerboy
    Nice guide man, this is actually very similar to what im currently doing
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateJ
    Originally Posted by precious007 View Post

    However something is telling me that there was barely any competition for that particular keyword.

    That's what all marketers are looking for anyways, low search and competition keywords that's easy to rank for, congrats!
    There is still competition, which looks like:

    4.9 million broad match (approx).
    840,000 phrase match (approx).

    These were figures I posted in this thread. But I did get in there early, and with a keyword domain.

    If you can get a few (and I mean a few) backlinks with the keyword in it, to the keyword domain, with a silo structured site and you're posting regular fresh content then Google loves you.

    You'll be rewarded with high SE placements. I know this for sure because I've done it on multiple sites. Other sites with thousands of blackhat backlinks come and go, but the above type of content sites will always rule - they are exactly what Google wantes people to put up.

    This is the type of site that is perfectly aligned with Google's own business model so it will always do well.

    It just takes a little effort to get it off the ground, but once you do one, you'll roll them out like no tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rinz
    thanks. I think I'm gonna give it a try.
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