An Affiliate Marketing Idea

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I've been told repeatedly, since starting my online presence, how you make mney, but I couldn't think of a product I cared enough to promote, but then it hit me: Books!

I love books! I could make pages laced with SEO phrases linked to sites like Amazon promoting books I like, and explain therein why, giving a review, or something.

I don't know how to set it up, but it's an idea, I had--the first one of how I could use affiliate marketing to my advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author tarifkhoury
    Social Media is a good example of affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author SnackMemory
    Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

    I've been told repeatedly, since starting my online presence, how you make mney, but I couldn't think of a product i cared enough to promote, but then it hit me: Books!

    I love books! I could make pages laced with SEO phrases linked to sites like Amazon promoting books I like, and explain therein why, giving a review, or something.

    I don't know how to set it up, but it's an idea, I had--the first one of how I could use affiliate marketing to my advantage.


    Hey that's a good idea.



    Evergreen, people search for books many years after they may have read them, and they don't expire or go stale, or become outdated easily either.


    I say go for it.


    How to set it up?


    Make a website, make it have a nice design, make it easy to navigate... You basically seem to know what to do already.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
      Originally Posted by tarifkhoury View Post

      Social Media is a good example of affiliate marketing.
      How so? Seriously.

      Originally Posted by SnackMemory View Post

      Hey that's a good idea.



      Evergreen, people search for books many years after they may have read them, and they don't expire or go stale, or become outdated easily either.


      I say go for it.


      How to set it up?


      Make a website, make it have a nice design, make it easy to navigate... You basically seem to know what to do already.
      How to execute, though? WHo would be a good affiliate for something like this? How to SEO it? I may have a good idea, but the details, are where it be at.

      Also, it is disjointed from my ideas of creating a working blog. Not that I can't shift gears, it's just I'm still trying to figure out the basics of getting noticed.
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    Review writing is the best way to make money via affiliate marketing. You can buy reviews on fiverr. Tons of gigs for quality reviews. Once done go to FCS networker and create some quality web 2.0 backlinks to rank higher on Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    I wouldn't mind doing that kind of work, but I do mind the hunting, and pecking, for gigs; I need an agent/business partner.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesbrands
    Remember you will only receive 5% (or whatever it is on Amazon these days) 5% of a low priced book = not very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author enderZ
    You did the most important thing when you start as an affiliate - combine your passion with the product you will promote.

    I think that you next step as to find "your voice", what is special about you and how you integrate it into your product (books in your case). This is more important (for this stage) than seo/traffic/etc because all of these should be decided according to your understanding of "what is your voice".

    A quick example so I won't be sound too vague (vague is cool, too vague is too cool and people can't handle too cool ).

    Lets say you are very good at speaking to crowds, lets say you have a lost dream to be s stand-up comedian - BOOM, thats how you should promote your "product" (books, right?). Create short and cool videos reviewing those books with comic approach.
    Only after you understand that you can start and figuring out how you can promote that (maybe you don't need a site but only a Youtube channel? maybe you need to try and interview the authors? etc.)
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    If you have a WHY you can go through almost any HOW

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  • Profile picture of the author mkii
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    Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

    I've been told repeatedly, since starting my online presence, how you make mney, but I couldn't think of a product I cared enough to promote, but then it hit me: Books!

    I love books! I could make pages laced with SEO phrases linked to sites like Amazon promoting books I like, and explain therein why, giving a review, or something.

    I don't know how to set it up, but it's an idea, I had--the first one of how I could use affiliate marketing to my advantage.
    I think my head might explode.

    Just start taking random objects around you and write about them.

    Title: Review of disposable plastic spoon and fork I got at KFC.

    Written By M.K.I. on Saturday February 27, 2016

    Have you ever been to KFC and wondered about their plastic disposable silverware? Well wonder no longer, this is a full blown review of it.

    I went to KFC to get the big box special and I chose that because I'm fat. I ate the whole thing in 5 minutes, deal with it. I work out every day, shut up.

    So to save time both on cleaning up and getting proper utensils out of the drawer, because I'm lazy, and fat, deal with it seriously, I decided to use the plastic disposable silverware that came included in the bag.

    I removed the plastic wrapper, which can double as a napkin, or you could use it as a makeshift condom, or you can use it as a glove when opening the sauce they give you to dip the chicken in.

    Which they forgot to give me, what a bunch of incompetent jerks. Whatever, I doubt skinny people understand the true deliciousness of dipping sauce, they can't eat it because they might not be able to slip into their 22 inch jeans.

    So I began to use the silverware to eat the mashed potatoes and the macaroni and cheese, I didn't get any vegetables, obviously, this is the third time I'm telling you that I'm overweight and this article isn't even about me.

    So I snarfed that down in about 15 seconds and then used the coke to lubricate the chicken down my throat.

    The lid on the coke didn't fit right, I spilled some on myself.

    I was forced to use the plastic wrapper from the silverware because I forgot to ask for napkins. I never understood why they don't give you a single napkin at fast food joints, is it really that expensive or difficult?

    Then I was done eating and I threw everything the garbage, what a massive time saver that plastic silverware was!

    Click Here for my list of 500 things you can do with plastic silverware!

    I highly recommend plastic silverware, especially if it's free! Five of Five Stars A+++ 99% out of 100!

    If you like reading about a fat guy rambling on about stuff like this then you should definitely subscribe to my mailing list (you get a free Ebook!) and remember to like me on Facebook, plus me on Google Plus and follow me on Twitter!
    Or build a site with helpful information, build trust with your readers, then suggest products that can help them.

    Instead of writing fake reviews which are illegal.

    It's impossible to read a book every day and post a review of it.

    Originally Posted by parmarjeet View Post

    Review writing is the best way to make money via affiliate marketing. You can buy reviews on fiverr. Tons of gigs for quality reviews. Once done go to FCS networker and create some quality web 2.0 backlinks to rank higher on Google.
    That's called scamming, seeing your country of origin, I'm can't say that I'm surprised. You are literally giving somebody the advice to scam people then use spam to promote it, and you probably think it's a great idea.

    Originally Posted by tarifkhoury View Post

    Social Media is a good example of affiliate marketing.
    You have no idea what you are talking about.

    Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

    How to execute, though? WHo would be a good affiliate for something like this? How to SEO it? I may have a good idea, but the details, are where it be at.

    Also, it is disjointed from my ideas of creating a working blog. Not that I can't shift gears, it's just I'm still trying to figure out the basics of getting noticed.
    I think you're looking in the wrong places for basics, these sites are examples of 100% ethical affiliate marketing, I suggest you study them carefully, and then think about how you can achieve something like this over time.

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    As far as SEO goes, if you want to be really successful, you are going to spend thousands of hours working on your site. Doing SEO the wrong way is complete ranking suicide. You're going to do SEO the only way that truly works and gives lasting results and that's called White Hat SEO. You utilize marketing to generate awareness about your site. If you think ranking on "dating advice" is possible with any other kind of SEO you are insane.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    Okay, mkii; that was exeptionally helpful. As to White Hat SEO, I suppose that means assuming SEO is value in itelf, but rather, a gateway, needs to be a garden at the end of the path.

    Well, I could write reviews of a lot of things. recently, my vacuum cleaner clogged up, and I know not why; I could write of that. I could also write reviews, of restaurants, but they're not products, per se.

    Hm. Would movie reviews, work?

    Also, I just finished an Aspergers-related video, which I'll release tomorrow, on YouTube. I am going to put it on a couple of Aspergers/Autism forums, and utilizing Quora, as well as SEO-ing it, to say nothing of contacting my friends. Hopefully, that will work, and not just be placing my eggs in one basket.

    Sound like a sound plan? If I find this works, then I can hopefully start to create a repeatable process.

    P.S.: Will SEO-ing blog posts work to help my overal blog? That a good strategy?
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    • Profile picture of the author mkii
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      Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

      Okay, mkii; that was exeptionally helpful. As to White Hat SEO, I suppose that means assuming SEO is value in itelf, but rather, a gateway, needs to be a garden at the end of the path.

      Well, I could write reviews of a lot of things. recently, my vacuum cleaner clogged up, and I know not why; I could write of that. I could also write reviews, of restaurants, but they're not products, per se.

      Hm. Would movie reviews, work?

      Also, I just finished an Aspergers-related video, which I'll release tomorrow, on YouTube. I am going to put it on a couple of Aspergers/Autism forums, and utilizing Quora, as well as SEO-ing it, to say nothing of contacting my friends. Hopefully, that will work, and not just be placing my eggs in one basket.

      Sound like a sound plan? If I find this works, then I can hopefully start to create a repeatable process.

      P.S.: Will SEO-ing blog posts work to help my overal blog? That a good strategy?
      Whatever you do, create a site that helps people do something.

      Learn
      Solve a Problem
      Be entertained
      Answer a Question.

      As part of the repeatable process ask yourself : "Does this help people do something?" If the intention of the post is to "get traffic" or is dishonest, this isn't going to work out. You'll just be another person spamming fake reviews and BS content wondering why they can't make money.

      Also, make sure whatever you are putting out there is quality work. Your competition isn't just the sites in whatever niche you choose, it's the entire internet. Facebook, Google, Youtube, and every other site out there. The site and content needs to be at a quality level that warrants the time of the person reading it. If it solves a problem, the design and writing don't need to win an award, because it helps people accomplish something. But, they could be watching Netflix, so don't produce garbage, you're wasting your time and theirs.
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      • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
        Originally Posted by mkii View Post

        Whatever you do, create a site that helps people do something.

        Learn
        Solve a Problem
        Be entertained
        Answer a Question.

        As part of the repeatable process ask yourself : "Does this help people do something?" If the intention of the post is to "get traffic" or is dishonest, this isn't going to work out. You'll just be another person spamming fake reviews and BS content wondering why they can't make money.

        Also, make sure whatever you are putting out there is quality work. Your competition isn't just the sites in whatever niche you choose, it's the entire internet. Facebook, Google, Youtube, and every other site out there. The site and content needs to be at a quality level that warrants the time of the person reading it. If it solves a problem, the design and writing don't need to win an award, because it helps people accomplish something. But, they could be watching Netflix, so don't produce garbage, you're wasting your time and theirs.
        Well, I do think I could, and can be passionate about socio-cultural things, but I need to make sure I'm promoting, correct. On my blog I I write articles, to make people think. I can also cover national politics, with an eye to the international, pretty blame well.

        My book idea isn't as fluid as that, and I'm genuinely interested in the news. Using SEO as jumpstart, combined with Quora, could work me, I think. Thing is, I just don't want to waste time writing quality articles, no one reads, on a blog; I'll really need to get that working, as well as on my YouTube channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    Looking a The Wirecutter. Very slick, very professional. And the backlinks--affiliate marketed---to Amazon, are what pay the bills, yes...? That its only revenue stream? other vendors, than Amazon? Does it do ads? I take it, that would be superfluous, here, and distracting.

    Hm...I wonder if a site of book reviews, could work, like this...
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      Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

      Looking a The Wirecutter. Very slick, very professional. And the backlinks--affiliate marketed---to Amazon, are what pay the bills, yes...? That its only revenue stream? other vendors, than Amazon? Does it do ads? I take it, that would be superfluous, here, and distracting.

      Hm...I wonder if a site of book reviews, could work, like this...
      Wirecutter is 100% affiliate revenue as far as I know.
      Edit: It's got ads, looks like doubleclick and I think I saw adroll somewhere in there?

      The book idea again, look SURE IT COULD WORK.

      Are you going to read a book every day and produce content near this quality level?
      The Hoverboard You Should Get (So Far) | The Wirecutter

      Will your content help readers decide whether to buy a book or not? Is so, go for it.

      I don't recommend marketing books, unless you really like some type of book and are willing to put the work in and be the top site on that book niche.

      EDIT: And to anybody wondering, that is what a review SHOULD look like. You can pretty clearly see the author using the device in the video, giving his real opinion while actually testing the product.

      "Should you buy one?

      Hoverboards are toys. They're fancy toys, and they're fun, but that's all they are. If you want to buy one, know that you could end up spending several hundred dollars on an unregulated product with little quality assurance that may be illegal to ride in public in your jurisdiction."

      HONESTY... WOW...
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