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Discover Top 6 Super Affiliate Millionaire Secrets
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The truth about the Internet is that hundreds of
millions of people are comfortable buying all
kinds of items both physical and digital products
every day. And the beautiful thing is that there is
opportunity to anyone to make as much money
as they can by providing a website through
which people can access and buy products of
their interests.

This special opportunity that is available to
everyone, including Nigerians is called affiliate
marketing. It is a massive opportunity that has
many affiliates making millions of dollar income
monthly. However, to be successful in this field,
you need to know how it works and what to do;
you need a tested, experienced hand to guide you
through it.
That is why we bring you this report by the
millionaire affiliate marketing guru, Mark Ling,
the founder of the popular affiliate marketing
training company, Affilorama to give you the
step by step guide to succeeding in affiliate
marketing and making up to $10,000 per week.
This guide is exhaustive and we have given a
number of pages to it so you won’t miss
anything; don’t rush it, take your time to follow
it line by line and put what you learn into
practice. We have confirmed that the content of
this guide is so rich that if you apply it you will
definitely start making money, and can actually
build your income to $10,000 and beyond in a
week when you scale up what has worked for
So, here is Mark Ling starting his lecture, happy
Before delving into the 6 biggest secrets that
have lead to my online marketing success I
wanted to give you a bit of background about
me. This is my story in a nutshell...It's the story
of how I came to be earning over a million
dollars a year in affiliate commissions. How I
was able to grow my business to owning 8
online companies and buy a big house for myself
and my wife (and eventually children!). It's the
story of how I can afford to travel the world and
work from exotic locations, without having to
slave away for a year to afford it.
This story doesn't start with lots of learning or
lots of research. It doesn't start with having big
wads of cash to invest in expensive learning
products. In fact, I just saw something that
worked, and I copied it. It was back in 1999
when I was studying at university and working
as a pizza delivery boy to earn a crust. I was
also playing squash (I still do) and it was while
hanging out with my friend Charlie at a squash
tournament that I made this amazing discovery.
Charlie told me that he had built a website on a
free hosting site called "Geocities", and he'd put
a banner on it linking to a site that sold posters.
That's not what was so amazing. What was
amazing was that very soon he started receiving
checks in the mail for about $50 each month.
Just for having that banner linking to the poster
site. He just sat on his butt, doing nothing, and
receiving checks for $50.
For me, $50 was the same as working 10 hours
delivering pizzas. I absolutely had to try this. Of
course, I'm polite, so I asked Charlie if he
minded if I also built a site like his to see if it
worked for me, and he said "Go ahead. There are
plenty of posters out there to promote." Oh man.
I couldn't wait to get home from that squash
tournament! A winning system is born...
While Charlie was into promoting sports posters
and memorabilia, I figured there would be a
pretty big demand for posters of actors, movie
stars and other celebrities. Over the next few
months I built a couple of celebrity websites
promoting celebrity posters — and I added a
banner for a dating site, just to experiment. The
sites weren't exactly masterpieces, since I
wasn't exactly an expert web programmer (I'm
still not!), but they worked. And I started to
receive checks in the mail too.
The great thing was... as Charlie said... there
are lots of different markets out there. Lots of
posters and lots of celebrities! Once I learned
how to put together a website and find the
information and photos, all I had to do was keep
replicating the process!
I had one website earning $50/month, then I
built another one. Then I was making $100/
month. Then I built more... and I was earning
more than enough to survive on while completing
my studies. I even handed in my pizza delivery
uniform: I was never going back to earning $5/
hour working for someone else ever again.
With the money I was earning from these
websites, I had enough to hire a few of my
friends to help me build more sites. We rented
this giant, drafty old house near the university
and bought a whole bunch of old 486 computers
from office auction lots. We even rescued old
CRT monitors from the dumpster behind a
nearby high school and repaired them.
With this slick setup, my mates would come over
between classes and help me put together
websites... finding content and optimizing the
websites so that they'd appear highly in the
search engines. It was huge, and it was great.
And we learned everything as we went along. We
simply saw what worked and we replicated it.
Of course, the days of celebrity websites like that
are pretty long gone. These days it's not simply
a case of slapping up a website on a free
hosting space and seeing yourself at the top of
the search engines several days later.
But the 6 biggest secrets to super affiliate
success are still the same and we’ll discuss
them now:
Secret #1: Develop a Strong and Powerful
When I was 16, a few years before I got into
internet marketing, I was given a set of cassette
tapes that featured the speaking of a
philanthropist called John Kehoe. It was called
“Mind Power”. It’s kind of similar to Tony
Robbins stuff that you may be familiar with.
Anyway, that was probably the first big turning
point which lead me on my path outside of
‘society’s box’ and into the life of my dreams.
For me to attempt to summarise what I learnt in
‘Mind Power’ in here wouldn’t do it justice, but
I’ll do my best to share with you my thoughts on
mindset. Not everything is from ‘Mind Power’ as
I’ve developed my own thinking over the years
(I’m 30 now).
To me the simple mindset fundamentals that you
need to adopt to have the life of your dreams
1. Know exactly what you want (these must be
your dreams, not things that others want for
you, or things you think that you should want).
2. Believe whole heartedly that you can achieve
your dreams, so much so that nobody or nothing
can stop you from believing in yourself and your
ability to get there. Barriers to a strong self
belief include: Lack of results: This is simply a
challenge to overcome, it just means you haven’t
had results YET. If you keep working your plan,
and perhaps adapt when there may be slight
holes in it, then you will get there.
Lack of support from others: This is often due to
lack of belief in themselves and you cannot
afford to let it dampen your own self belief in
anyway. Make sure you surround yourself with
people who are positive influences on your life,
and preferably have people that you mix with
that you look up to and wish to emulate.
3. Have a strategy in place that you are
following on a daily basis to get closer every day
towards the fulfilment of your dreams.
4. Develop a strong passion for learning, and be
extremely positive about tricky challenges.
5. Eat well balanced meals and exercise on a
daily basis. Preferably find a sport or something
that you enjoy and makes you want to keep
doing it regularly. Even better if one of your
dreams involves exercise to get there.
6. Love your life as it is now and enjoy the
challenge and the journey. The hardest thing for
most people seems to be to do with self belief.
It leads people to procrastinate, to not work
towards their goals with enthusiasm and
determination (instead with scepticism and lack
of belief, ready to give up at early obstacles).
When I was going through Mind Power, John
Kehoe suggested affirmations. He said that if
you repeat the same statement out loud every
single day for 5 minutes a day for 90 days, you
will reprogram your subconscious mind to take
on that new belief. Being an extremely shy guy
at the time, I took on the following affirmation:
“I’m extremely self confident and I love taking
I also had: “Every day in every way I’m getting
better, better and better”
I had a couple more and also imprinted other
beliefs on my brain over the year and beyond.
The key was that I was ready to not settle for
the mindset that I had at the time. I purposely
reprogrammed my brain to believe in itself. It’s
interesting how many people I see in society that
become self-fullfilling prophecies of themselves.
“Oh I can’t do this”, “Oh that’s easy for you, but I
could never do that!”, “I’m never going to meet a
great man/woman”, “I’m to stupid to xyz”, etc.
It’s so easy to say negative things to yourself all
the time. Why not consciously start changing the
words that go on inside your head to positive
ones? For me, I’ve become a self-fulfilling
prophecy based on the beliefs I imprinted on
myself many years ago. People who knew me
since I was younger than 16 can’t believe where
I am now, it has been a total transformation –
nothing less.
And you can have it too. Think of imprinting like
this. If you take a large bucket of water and drop
a drop of red dye into it each day, sooner or
later the bucket of water will become red. The
same is true of yourself belief system. If you do
the 5 minutes a day of out loud affirmations
(each affirmation must be for 5 minutes each, so
only start with 2 or 3), and you keep doing it for
90 days, your mind will take on that new belief
system and help you move towards your goals
on a subconscious level.
One last thing I wanted to mention is that in my
opinion it is easier to work hard with passion
towards a goal when it has a deeper purpose or
meaning. By deeper purpose, I mean working
hard to serve something beyond you. There is
nothing at all wrong with wanting to get rich,
wanting to have a family and so forth, however
beyond that, when you have those things, you’ll
probably find that the things that drive you
further are what you can do for other people
including family, friends, community and so
Anyway, I’m no John Kehoe or Tony Robbins,
but I hope that I’ve done enough here to
convince you to upgrade your mindset as the life
of your dreams is at stake. Note: Before going
on to teach you strategies for implementing
secrets 2 to 5, I want to show you how they all
fit into this important formula here. The MONEY
[Traffic] x [Conversion rate] x [$ per customer] x
[# of transactions] = Your Paycheck
I didn’t invent the above formula. It is a
modification on a formula I read in a book by
Brad Sugars about 10 years ago and it is true for
all businesses, including offline ones. I’ll give
you an example of how this formula is
calculated in affiliate marketing terms:
Let’s say you own an affiliate website that
promotes dog training products. Traffic = 2000
visitors per day ; Conversion rate = 0.37% (i.e. 1
in every 270 visitors to your website buys
something); $ per customer = $24.37 (i.e. the
average commission you earn is $24.37); # of
transactions = 1.4 (i.e. customers usually buy 1
product from you, but some people opt into your
mailing list and buy more products from you in
the long run).
Therefore, the amount you make from this
website per day = 2000 x 0.37% x 24.37 x 1.4 =
Question: That’s pretty obvious, why is that
formula so important?
Answer: It may be obvious to some, but not to
everyone. Also most people wind up having
problems in one or more of those 4 major areas
and if you don’t pay attention it is easy to have
holes in your marketing that you don’t even see.
Bottom line is, you need to know your numbers
when it comes to each of those 4 areas,
particularly traffic and conversion rates.
Also, by keeping this formula in mind at all times
in your marketing you can help prevent yourself
becoming too heavily focused on any one of
those 4 areas. Here are a few examples:
Someone might own a website that gets 1000
visitors per day, but makes no sales. The things
that I advise are to do with conversion rates:
1. Look at where the traffic is coming from... is
it relevant? Are you advertising using popups on
irrelevant websites? Are you optimizing for
search engine keywords that are just not
relevant enough for the product you are
 2. Look at the pages that are getting the most
traffic and how people are getting there. What
keywords are they typing in? What are they
thinking and are your affiliate links placed in an
obvious enough manner? Do they look credible?
Is the product you are promoting credible?
Question: Do people really buy online?
Answer: Making money online is not rocket
science, and it is not done by scamming people.
Hundreds of millions of people buy online every
day because they are looking for information
and/or specific products and buying online
makes it easier for them than having to leave
their houses or towns. Many people live in small
towns and can’t get fast access to products in
physical locations anyway.
Also, some people are more affluent than others
too. If you get 100 visitors per day to your
website, chances are at least 5% of them will
earn over 100k per year, and a decent lot more
will earn over 50k per year.
You only need to convert at 1% or even less to
make a good amount of money from a website.
You yourself have probably bought something
online before, if not, perhaps you know people
who have.
Example of The Money Formula
Now that I’ve answered a few commonly asked
questions, I’ll continue by giving you a more
detailed example of the money formula (based
on the numbers from the earlier example).
Imagine that the 2000 visitors per day to the dog
training website are broken down into the
various pages like this:
Page a: 100 visitors per day; Page b: 20 visitors
per day; Page c: 80 visitors per day; Pages d-z:
1800 visitors per day. Now, let’s say the
conversion rates are as follows:
Page a: 2% (i.e. 2% of people who visit this
webpage buy a product you recommend); Page b:
10% Page c: 2%; Pages d-z: 0.1%. Overall then,
your conversion rate is: 0.37%. Imagine you
promote a couple of products on your website
and the average $ commission made = $24.37
(after fees etc).
Also, you have a newsletter signup box, and as a
result you often make multiple sales to the same
people leading your average number of
transactions to be 1.4 transactions per
customer. Back to the conversion rate above, at
that conversion rate (0.37%), it takes you 270
visitors to your website per sale that you make.
Sound familiar? I see affiliates getting even
worse conversion rates than that. It’s not always
bad, it depends on how many visitors you get,
but as you can see from the above conversion
rates, not all pages on your website will convert
at the same rate.
This means that you could add another 100
pages to your website, but they might only
convert at 0.1%. It isn’t just about adding pages,
you need to remember that with most of the
pages you add to your website that you must
select keywords that not only get good traffic
numbers searching for them (we’ll cover that in
the next chapter), but also keywords that are
likely to convert well to sales (also covered in
the next section) and you need to set up your
landing page so that it is likely to convert well
(covered on page 32 – Conversion rates).
Note: Exceptions are when the content is
submitted by users, such as pages that are
automatically added if you have your own forum
on your website.
Question: But wait... why do all the pages
convert at different rates?
Answer: Not every page converts the same
Not all traffic converts the same either (perhaps
pages d-z are attracting low quality unrelated
traffic). Low quality traffic is when you get
visitors to your website but they aren’t at all
interested in what you are trying to promote to
them. For example: Well if someone types
‘golden retriever’ into google, and they find your
golden retriever page on your website, and you
are promoting a dog training product... then you
might find that many of those people are not
interested in your offer as they were looking for
something else. Perhaps they are looking for
pictures of golden retrievers. However if
someone searches for ‘Golden retriever training’
or ‘stop dog aggression’ or better yet ‘review of
training product name’ is replaced by an actual
name of a dog training product that you are
promoting), then the conversion rates may be a
LOT higher because these people typing these
phrases into the search engines are actually
looking for dog training information and may be
willing to pay money for a product.
Another example of low quality traffic is if you
are doing twitter marketing and promoting a dog
training product to a bunch of people who are
just in no way interested (better to start a dog
lovers twitter community than get any old
followers). There are many more examples. Now
I could go on for quite some time with this above
example, but I don’t want to confuse what is a
relatively simple concept.
One last point I wanted to make is you only need
one source of traffic. Yes there are many and
you can focus on more and more of them later,
but you only need 1 for the formula to work (e.g.
Search engine traffic, pay per click traffic, media
traffic, links from blogs etc, Google content
network traffic, and so forth). The reason I’m
making this point is that some people get too
hung up on trying to get traffic from everywhere
that they neglect the other parts of the formula,
such as conversion rates.
Just remember, you don’t want a zero anywhere
in the formula. In the coming sections, what we
will look at are specific strategies you can use to
improve each area of the money formula:
[Traffic] x [Conversion rate] x [$ per customer] x
[# of transactions] = Your Paycheck
Note: I’m not ordering the following sections in
the exact same order as the formula above
because you need to select your niche (which
affects your conversion rates and traffic) before
driving traffic.
Secret #2: Market Research – Finding profitable
Referring back to the formula in the previous
section, if you want to have a strong conversion
rate, then and a reasonable $ per customer, then
you need to start by finding a niche that has
good demand and a product you can affiliate to
in that niche with good commissions on offer.
When looking for profitable niches there are
several different methods of uncovering them. I'll
share a really good one here with you.
This method is great if you are looking at
building your own website, e.g.
www.savemarriagetips.com, etc, and driving
natural search engine traffic to it. Profitable
Niche formula (Natural Search Traffic):
* # Amazon reviews for niche > 20
* Niche contains at least 1 product with a total
$commission per customer > $15
The reason I look for niches that contain
products on Amazon.com that have > 20 reviews
is because only a small percentage of people
who purchase products on Amazon actually
decide to leave a review. So if you get a lot of
people leaving a review of a particular product,
then you know that there is likely to be demand
for products in that niche because lots of people
have obviously bothered to go online to
amazon.com and buy products in that niche.
Promoting Information or Software Products
Information and software products usually have
much higher commissions on offer than physical
products because they are usually provided via
digital download, thus reducing the cost of
production. Personally I prefer information
product niches, although I have several friends
who do very well promoting physical products
too, so I’ll look at that shortly.
In this first example we’ll look at the ‘save
marriage’ information product niche: In the ‘Save
Marriage’ niche, there are several products with
a lot greater than 20 reviews being left. Even
without doing ANY keyword research, I know that
people want to go online and buy information
products on how to save their marriages.
Now I ‘could’ decide to join the amazon.com
affiliate program and promote these books, but
Amazon only pays out 5% commission, so to
promote the above books I’d be only making
about 75c per customer. However, now that I’ve
identified that the ‘save marriage’ niche is a
profitable one. I simply need to visit
www.clickbank.com/marketplace and see if there
is a product (or products) in that niche that pay
out better commissions.
As you can see there are several products that
pay out 60-70% commissions and the total $ per
sale that you can make is $28-35 per sale. These
are the products that I look to go ahead and
build a website around and promote and earn
commissions from. So far we’ve looked at
information products from the Clickbank
marketplace. There are other affiliate networks
out there and sometimes people also decide to
simply provide their own affiliate program. To
find these affiliate programs I simply type in
“Niche Name Affiliate Program” into Google.
For example, if I was looking to check out ‘learn
guitar’ affiliate programs: As you can see there
are several ‘learn guitar’ affiliate programs that I
can affiliate to, some are in Clickbank, others
aren’t. I do prefer promoting Clickbank products
personally because you don’t have to worry
about being approved as an affiliate and all your
earnings are through one trusted network,
however sometimes you will find better affiliate
programs outside of Clickbank or you may wish
to affiliate to more than one product on your
website and this is a good way of finding them.
Promoting Physical Products
In this example we’ll look at the ‘solar kit’
physical product niche: In the ‘Solar Kit’ niche,
there are several products with a lot greater than
20 reviews being left. Even without doing ANY
keyword research, I know that people want to go
online and buy solar power kits.
The price of the product above is $299.99.
Amazon.com only pays 5% (and can go up to
7%) commission for affiliates, but you’ll still earn
$15 per sale (and possibly more as the average
amazon.com customer buys more than one
item). It’s up to you if you wish to promote the
other items that will earn you lower
commissions, I personally think that’s fine if you
are doing it via natural search and not paid
traffic, however I like to have at least 1 main
product (such as the one above) that pays at
least $15 commission per sale and preferably
The good thing about physical products is often
people are more in a ‘buying mode’ when they
search for ‘sunforce 50044 watt solar’ than when
they are looking for information. Outside of
Amazon there are other physical product niches
that pay really well, such as health products at
http://www.worldniche.com and other places.
When it comes to spotting profitable niches in
those areas, I look for product names and niches
that have high search volumes and we’ll look at
keyword research in the next section.
But before getting on to keyword research and
identifying what keywords people type when they
are interested in buying products, I want to
briefly mention that if you are looking to drive a
lot of pay per click and other forms of paid
traffic to your website then the criteria changes
as you have to take into account fact that you
are paying for every click on your advertisements
and you need to make sure you have a positive
ROI per click (ROI = Return on Investment).
In PPC (Pay Per Click Advertising):
If you are promoting a physical product: Total
$commission per customer > $40
If info-product: Total $ commission per
customer > $20 AND commission >=65% (If
commission is recurring monthly, then 50% is
Number of Amazon reviews for niche > 20
Secret #3: Keyword research
Keyword research is when you find out the
words and phrases that people use to find things
on the internet and find out which phrases are
searched for more often and determine which
phrases are more likely typed in by people who
are interested in buying the product you are
For example, when people are searching for dog
training information, they might type in "dog
training", "stop dog digging", "german shepherd
training", "golden retriever training", 'stop dog
barking', and so forth.
To find out what keywords people are searching
for, and how often each keyword phrase is
searched for on a monthly basis, I use the
Google Keyword Planner (which is free), go sign
up with google adword at http://
www.google.com/adwords/ and you will have
access to the tool.
You can type in phrases into this tool and it
shows you keywords related to the term that you
enter, and how many times it is searched for
each month. I pay attention to the ‘Global
Monthly Search Volume’ figure. As you will see,
Google is suggesting phrases like ‘stop underarm
sweating’, ‘how to stop sweating’, ‘stop armpit
sweating’ and so forth:
When you scroll further down through the results
that Google gives you, you’ll see that there is
another section called “Additional Keywords to
Consider”. Sometimes, the keywords in here are
relevant, sometimes they are not. Often it is a
good way of uncovering other phrases that you
may not have initially thought of. You will also
see that people are searching for ‘stop
perspiration’ and ‘stop hyperhidrosis’.
I like to write words down like those and google
them to find out if they relate to sweating, and if
they do, I type them into the Google keyword
planner tool to see more related keywords to
those words. Another thing I like to do to
uncover keywords is visit forums.
For example when promoting a ‘how to play
world of warcraft’ guide, I typed in ‘world of
warcraft forum’ into google and found this forum
on the first page: http://wow.incgamers.com/
forums/ . Inside this forum I found many phrases
that were specific to world of warcraft gamers
that I would not have known had I not visited
this forum. I uncovered words like ‘paladin’,
‘death night’, ‘pvp’, ‘professions’ and so forth.
When I typed into the google keyword tool I
found that people are actually searching for
these kinds of phrases: By doing the kind of
research you see above, I uncover a lot of
keywords and their search volumes monthly.
Here are the most profitable types of keyword
phrases in order of importance, based on my
#1: Product name, author name and ‘buy’
keyword phrases
Product names and the author names of the
people who write those particular products often
turn out to convert very well in terms of sales.
Sounds obvious right? Someone Google’s a
product name because they want to see a review
of it or something; they find my website with my
review on it and then click my affiliate link and
go buy the product.
Product names and author names are the
highest converting keyword phrases as most
people go Google for a specific product name are
already strongly considering buying it. It’s just
up to you to help close the sale. In fact I’ve seen
many of my students and other affiliate friends
of mine set up websites that solely target
product names and manage to make a fortune
from this. I’m not just talking about Clickbank
products; it works really well for non-Clickbank
products too, such as higher priced Amazon
products, health supplements and so forth.
Especially look out for phrases like “Buy” or
“Order” or something buying related next to the
keyword phrase. For example: Even if the person
doesn’t type in a specific product name, phrases
that include the word ‘buy’ (or similar words like
purchase, order, etc), often convert really well to
sales, often 10 to 30 times higher than more
general phrases without the word ‘buy’ in it.
Here’s another example of someone who may
buy XSitePro through your affiliate link if they
found your website, as you can see, 170 people
each month type in ‘buy web design software’
into google:
#2: Crisis keywords
The next best converting keyword phrases are
usually what I call ‘crisis keywords’. These
phrases are typed in by someone who
desperately needs the best possible information
they can find to help resolve a crisis and are
often willing to pay money for the this
For example: Someone who searches for ‘stop
dog aggression’ because their dog is aggressive
towards children and other dogs desperately
needs dog training information and may well be
willing to pay money for a dog training
information product that you are promoting.
Not every niche has crisis keywords associated
to it, but lots of niches do, e.g. Save marriage
[marriage crisis, stop divorce, etc], yeast
infections [cure yeast infection, stop thrush, etc],
cat training [stop cat scratching, stop cat
meowing, etc], tomato growing [early blight
treatment, cure tomato blight, etc].
#3: General niche product related keywords
The third best converting keywords are phrases
typed in by people who are looking for a product
in that niche but they don’t know which product
exactly, e.g.: solar power kit, dog training book,
daycare management software, etc.
#4: General niche-specific keywords
And the fourth best keywords are phrases that
are typed in by people wanting information to do
with that niche, such as:
Dog training: dog training, how to train a dog,
german shepherd training, golden retriever
training, etc.
Learn guitar: learn guitar, guitar lessons, how
to play guitar, learn guitar online, etc
Often these phrases will include words like ‘how
to’, ‘online’, ‘lessons’, and so forth.
Note: The worst converting keywords
The worst keywords, ones that I don’t try to rank
for, are ones that are loosely related, but not
really related enough. For example, if you are
trying to rank highly for the phrase ‘golden
retriever’ when you are promoting a dog training
product, you might be disappointed in the results
you get, even if you rank highly as people who
are searching ‘golden retriever’ are probably just
looking for the history of golden retrievers, or
information about the breed as they are thinking
of buying one, or for photos of golden retrievers
and so forth. Relevancy is very important.
Looking at keyword search volume
Ok, now that we’ve looked at the different types
of keywords and how to uncover them, it’s
important that you choose to target keywords
that have enough search volume so that if you
rank highly in google, yahoo, msn and so forth,
you’ll make a reasonable amount of money.
Personally I like to start out with targeting 20-30
keyword phrases, and later on if my website
makes good money, I might target a lot more
phrases, including ones with low search volume.
Search volume importance is relative to the
conversion rate of the keyword phrase. For
instance, if 500 people visit your website review
for ‘xsitepro software’ and a further 500 people
visit the same website to read your article about
‘how to change your header font’ or something
related to website design, then you may find that
the former phrase converts to sales of xsitepro
at 20 times the conversion rate of the other
For that reason, I have different criteria for each
of the 4 main types of keyword phrases, when
I’m looking for suitable phrases to create articles
on and to try to rank highly in the search
engines for.
#1: Product name, author name and ‘buy’
keyword phrases
Search volume of 100+ per month
Note: sometimes I don’t even care if there is
zero search volume if I think a product is going
to take off sometime in the future as it can be
good to get a good ranking in anticipation of
#2: Crisis keywords
Search volume of 300+ per month.
#3: General niche product related keywords
Search volume of 400+ per month.
#4: General niche-specific keywords
Search volume of 1000+ per month.
Note: The above numbers are a good ‘rule of
thumb’, but I often break my own rules simply
because I feel that my website needs an article
on a certain topic area to make it more well
rounded in terms of its content, or I might find
that it is hard to find enough keyword phrases
with enough volume to satisfy my rules, so
instead of 20-30 articles, I’ll have 40+ articles
and go for phrases with a lower search count.
Question: But what about keywords that are too
competitive? Surely some keywords are easier to
rank highly for than others?
Answer: Yes that’s definitely true and what I do
with each keyword is I open up Traffic Travis
(which you can download for free from
www.traffictravis.com). Then I open up the ‘SEO
Analysis’ tool. I then type in the keyword phrase
and click ‘Analyze’.
What this tool does is it looks at factors such
The age of the website (Age)
The page rank of the page (PR)
The number of backlinks to that page (BL)
The number of backlinks to the website (BLS)
The number of links from .edu or .gov
domains (TBL)
Whether or not it is listed in the DMOZ or
Yahoo directories (DMOZ, YAHD)
Whether or not the keyword phrase is
contained in the Title or H1 tags
And so forth...
And what it does is it uses this data from the
top 10 websites that appear in Google, in order
to calculate a difficulty rating. The tool is not
fool proof and we are going to be updating it
soon with even more rigorous checking of the
difficulty of each phrase, but it is accurate about
85% of the time. So it gives you a very good
indication as to how difficult it is to rank highly
for a particular search term.
Usually I like to go for a lot of phrases that are a
difficult of 4 or 5 stars (easy), plus a few 3 stars
and perhaps just a couple of more difficult ones.
That completes this section on keyword research,
next we’ll look at conversion rates.
Secret #4: Conversion rates
One common problem I often see with affiliate
websites is that the actual pages that get traffic
aren’t set up to convert to sales at a very high
rate. Often I see articles that don’t contain any
calls to action, i.e., no affiliate links, no asking
for the person’s email address, nothing, just the
hope that they will browse to another page on
their website and then perhaps take some sort of
Remember, this is a business; you have to get
people to buy stuff if you want to make money.
In this section, we’re going to look at one really
good layout option for your article pages so that
they’ve got a great chance of turning into
affiliate commissions for you. It’s a really good
idea to try and do this correctly at the start.
Once you’ve got your site finished, it’s often hard
to find the motivation to go back and fix things.
If you take a look at one of my article pages
from my World of Warcraft website,
WOWBlackbook, you’ll get a good idea of what
I’m about to talk about. First up: The area above
the fold. The fold is the area at the top of the
page that you can see before scrolling down.
‘Above the fold’ isn’t a specific size because
people have different sized screens. So when you
are looking at your page, just make an
approximation of what you think that most
people will be able to see without scrolling.
First monetization: The clickable graphic
On the right-hand side of the article, you’ll notice
a graphic. Importantly, it’s not just any old
graphic. Affiliates often make the mistake of
throwing up a random picture without giving its
purpose much thought. For example, if they have
an article on how to cure acne, then they’ll just
put up a photo of a kid with acne. The problem
with this is that it doesn’t benefit their site,
because they don’t put any text under the
A picture will draw people’s eye, so you may as
well make full use of it by inserting your affiliate
link so they can click through and buy stuff. We
call this a call to action – when you directly ask
people to do something. If you are wondering
how to get an animated image like the one on
Mark’s article, then we are going to show you
how to make one in the next video. The other
option is just to insert a photo and put your link
text underneath it. Or, often the merchant site
will provide graphics that you can use on your
Sometimes they will even make a graphic for you
if you ask nicely. On the next page you’ll see an
example of the layout of one of my article pages
on one of my affiliate websites.
Second monetization: A really obvious affiliate
link above the fold
The second way you need to monetize your
article is by inserting a really large and obvious
affiliate link above the fold. Basically, this tells
people exactly what you want them to do. Notice
that the link on my article on the previous page,
it says: ‘Click here…’ not just ‘The Ultimate World
of Warcraft Guide’. So anyone who is interested
is likely to click. They’re not going to miss it!
Even if they think the article is boring, they may
still decide to click the graphic or the affiliate
link rather than clicking away. These options are
right in front of their face, above the fold, so
they don’t have to move around the page at all
to see them. They are visible and obvious the
moment they enter the page.
Third monetization: A call to action at the end of
the article
Near the bottom of the page you need to put
your affiliate link in again. On my WoW Horde
article I have an affiliate link with a clickable
graphic next to it. You can copy me and put an
affiliate link at the bottom of your article, or, if
you are focusing on getting newsletter signups,
you could have a newsletter signup box instead.
Then again, there’s nothing to stop you from
doing both.
Question: Can I promote multiple products on
one page?
Answer: Yes, but it’s best to promote one. If you
give people too many options they get confused
and often don’t take any. I recommend
promoting just one focal product on each page,
unless your page is a review of different guides
or a situation where people actually want to see
In most cases, less is better because when it’s
more obvious what you want people to do, they
tend to do it!
Question: How do I decide what product to
promote on what page?
Answer: This can be a tough decision, but
ultimately it comes down to which product is
most relevant. For example, if you have an
article on dog health, then you won’t want to
promote a dog training guide. You’ll want to
promote a dog health guide. People looking for
dog training want something completely different
to people looking for information on dog health.
So you need to select the most relevant product
to the concerns of your visitors.
The second thing to consider is the payout
percentage. Obviously you want to be promoting
a product that is going to give you a decent
payout. If you aren’t sure whether the product
will sell well, then you can opt for one with
higher gravity. But sometimes it’s better to
choose a lower gravity product that’s more
relevant. Relevancy is everything and should be
the number one factor when making this
decision. This is not the only way you can
increase your conversion rates.
The article page layout that I have described
early is just one good way of ensuring you’ll gain
a good conversion rate on your general article
pages on your website. If you want to go to
extra effort to not only increase your conversion
rates but also maximize the revenue that you
receive per customer, you may wish to put in a
newsletter signup box, or have a flying popover,
or exit popover graphic display on your website
to capture leads.
Then it’s a matter of monetizing your list
through effective email marketing. We’ll look at
that in the next section.
Secret #5: Email Marketing
Email marketing helps you both increase the
conversion rates of leads to customers and also
the revenue that you receive per customer. The
reason why email marketing is so powerful is
that you not only have the opportunity to sell a
product more than once to the same customer
(thus increasing your chances of them buying it),
but you also have the opportunity to sell more
products over time to this same person.
The really powerful thing about email marketing
is that you can automate your follow up system
through using a service like Aweber.com. That
means that every person who subscribes will
start on email #1 in your sequence and receive
the remaining emails from you in the order that
you place them and when you place them.
E.g. On day 1 you may wish to email out a free
report, on day 2 you might email them a content
email teaching them something cool, day 3 you
might send them another content email, day 5
you might send another content email, day 7 you
might send them a hard sell of a product, day 11
you might send anther content email, day 18, you
might send another email teaching them some
cool stuff, and so forth.
To me the keys to email marketing are:
1. Use a free report, 6 part mini course or
something else that is compelling to get them to
want to subscribe to your list. People don’t like
signing up to your newsletter. But they are often
compelled to sign up to your ‘Free report +
newsletter series’, or your ‘6 part mini course’.
2. Have a really good autoresponder sequence in
place, and by good I mean provide good quality
content that makes the person want to stay
subscribed. You need to train them to think that
emails from you are a good thing.
3. Have a call to action of some kind in every
email that you send out. I personally like to put
a call to action at the start and at the end of
each email. You can still write high quality
content and give away a lot of value, but there
is nothing wrong with putting in a subtle plug for
a product at the start and end of every email.
4. Have some automated hard sells, this is
where you are simply writing an email packed
with benefits, scarcity, and encourages the
person to buy a particular product that you are
promoting through your affiliate link. I like to
have hard sells automated once every 7 or so
emails, the rest are usually content emails. I
spread it out like this because too many hard
sells make people stop opening your emails.
5. Make sure that your autoresponder series
lasts for at least 2 months and preferably longer.
I usually like to send daily emails for the first 6
days, followed by a couple of hard sell emails,
then one every 4 days. You need to be emailing
people while they still remember who you are,
which is why emailing them regularly after they
sign up is important. Also, people are more likely
to buy from you within the first 2 months as
often people’s interest in a particular niche may
tail off overtime.
Note: You don’t have to create a newsletter
series for your website, but it certainly can be
very helpful. Email marketing is huge. Usually it
will add at least an extra 50% to your affiliate
income; and some people claim to make much
more than that.
As I've mentioned, good quality content is
extremely important, especially in the first 10
emails when people are still developing the all-
important first impression of you. Some of our
best customers have been on our newsletter list
for over 6 months, sometimes a couple of years!
Building long-term value is critical.
Secret #6: Systematize what works, reinvest
When I first got started in building affiliate
websites, I hired my first part time employee
when I was making just $300 a week. I was a
university student at the time and I hired another
fellow university student to write articles for my
websites for me for 10 hours a week. I only
needed about $150/wk myself to survive, so I
was able to quit my part time job as a pizza
delivery boy at that point, but once I got to $300
a week I knew I needed to hire someone to do
the thing that I hated the most which was
I did this because I was a bit lazy. I’ve since
realized that this was a critical decision that
lead me to accelerating towards a high income a
lot faster than most others. In fact, within 18
months I had 10 part time university students
working for me and I was pulling in over $5000 a
week. I must admit I had a few ups and downs
since then (due to a dodgy contract I signed
when trying to sell my business, plus other
moments of inexperience), however, I’ve learned
a lot over the years and through reinvesting what
I have made back into my business and through
delegating jobs to others, I’ve managed to build
up a monumental income stream.
The key is to find what works for YOU, you will
find this by working through the step-by-step
training that I give you, and from other people
whose products you may purchase. Sometimes,
you might find that things that work for you are
different to what work for others. Don’t ignore
this, go with it and try to spend more of your
time doing what works for you and then
systematize it as much as you can (i.e. draw up
a flowchart of the activity, rinse and repeat what
you are doing, eventually hire someone else to
take over this responsibility).
You can hire someone from www.odesk.com,
www.elance.com, or one of the many other
websites where outsourcers go to find work.
How to make $10,000 a week from affiliate
Step 1: Follow my training and build an affiliate
Assuming that you were to copy my method and
build an affiliate site, even if your site was only
earning one tenth of what my typical affiliate
websites earn (because you’re new to this after
all, and you will make mistakes!) your website
will be making at least $50/week.
Even if you are following your own or someone
else’s method to making money online, the first
key is to get yourself a website that makes $50
a week. All you have to do now is build five such
websites, and you’ll be earning $250/week.
Step 2: Use your earnings as leverage: Build
more (better) websites
After this, the next step is to NOT pocket this
money! This $250/week is your leverage money.
Instead, you start spending this money on paying
people to help you build your websites. For
example, you might get people from Elance.com
to write articles for you. As a result of building
your first five sites you will be an expert on
certain aspects of marketing a site, and you will
be able to outsource these various tasks to other
people. (It’s very easy... just post a project,
people will bid to do your project, you pay them,
and it’s done!)
So, you’re taking your $250/week and using it to
build another bunch of websites. You will build
five more websites. I assume that you’ll be a lot
better at what you’re doing now (since you will
have learned a lot in building your first bunch of
sites). This next batch of sites should therefore
earn you more money than the first. I would
expect that each site would earn you between
$100 - $300 per week.
(I normally see people making at least triple the
earnings of their first site by the time they get to
their sixth site). So imagine you’ve got an
additional five websites, each earning $200/
week. (And this is pessimistic! I’ve seen people
do much bigger numbers than these!)
Step 3: Turn your sites into “Authority” sites
Here’s where things start to get really exciting.
Once you’re at this stage you might say “Ok, I’m
going to pocket 60% of this money myself.”
Don’t make the mistake of pocketing all the
money, and then trying to do everything yourself
rather than outsourcing! That is a big mistake
that a lot of people make! If you really want to
ramp things up, you need to outsource!
But if you pocket 60% of that money, you will
almost be at the point where you can quit your
day job. That’s when you can go full-time at this
and really start ramping things up. Now it’s time
to start turning your websites into authority
How? Harness the power of the “long tail”!
You’ll notice that in a lot of niches there is a
HUGE “long tail”. For instance, in the dog training
niche you have over 600 dog breeds, and about
20 common dog problems. You could write an
article on how to stop your german shepherd
digging, how to stop a golden retriever barking,
etc. 600 dog breeds multiplied by 20 common
problems equals 12,000 potential long-tail
keywords for your website! You could have a site
about learning Spanish, and you might decide to
team “learn Spanish” with all the locations where
people might want to learn Spanish: “Learn
Spanish in Ontario”,
“Learn Spanish in Barcelona”, etc.
That’s not counting all the extra keywords like
“How to speak Spanish”, “Spanish grammar
lessons” etc. By scaling up your site to take
advantage of this “long tail” you will become one
of the very few “authority sites” out there. A
normal website might have 20 – 40 articles
focused on 20 – 40 keywords. But if you scale it
up and have 100+ pages on your website, you’ll
be able to set your site apart from all the other
sites out there – both in the search engines and
from a user’s perspective. You will be the
authority in your niche.
Continue to re-invest in your sites
And because you’re already earning money from
your sites, you can simply re-invest your
earnings and pay other people to create the
content for your site (and other such tasks). At
this stage you would also invest in making sure
you have a long-running newsletter series for
your site, that will run at least once a week for
at least a year.
From doing this re-investing you should be able
to take all your ten websites and doubling their
earnings (at least!). So whereas before you were
earning $1250/week from your websites, now
you will be earning $2500 per week minimum!
And when you reach that... that’s your $10,000
per month goal! From there it’s simply rinse and
repeat: Keep pocketing 60%, and re-invest they
other 40% to make things happen on autopilot.
Where to next?

Make cash with Affiliates websites By Abiola olakunle.
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