3 Simple Steps to Affiliate Riches

Walk This Way to Affiliate Commissions

If you want to make more money and more commissions this week, then walk this way. You won’t have too far to walk through, because in just three short steps you should have your affiliate marketing goal in sight.

It’s Not Complicated

These steps are not complicated (after all, most of us internet marketers are just regular guys). You will hear other marketers refer to these steps, you will have heard me refer to them before, and you will hear me refer to them again and again.

If It Ain’t Broke

The reason we keep referring to these steps is that they work. A chef doesn’t change the way he cooks his signature dish if his diners love it. An artist doesn’t decide to throw out the rule book when he has worked out exactly how to paint a masterpiece. Likewise in affiliate marketing, when our goal is to bank commissions on a regular business, we follow a blueprint that works, if we put it into practice.

Three Simple Steps

  1. The first step is to find out which products affiliates are making money from at the moment. Basically, you need to follow the money.
  2. The next step is to build an affiliate webpage where you can promote these products.
  3. Finally, you need to send as much traffic as you can to your affiliate page, site, or blog.

A Launch Date

If you do a simple Google search for “affiliate marketing launches”, you will find a number of sites where you can learn about upcoming launches. This method is sometimes known as “launch jacking” because you are benefitting from the buzz and momentum surrounding a current or future launch. Sites like Muncheye have launches simply divided into “big launches” and “all launches”. The “big launches” are from reputable sellers and are probably the best place to start in order to gain affiliate sales.

Build, Host, Promote

When building your affiliate page you could use a free website builder like Wix or Weebly or a free blogging platform like Blogger. Another option and probably the preferred route is to register a domain name and build a simple WordPress site so that you can either review one product or compare a number of products.

Directing Traffic

Traffic can be paid or organic, depending on your time and budget. If you are going down the paid route, Facebook ads are a good option as you can laser target your preferred customer type. Be sure to split-test a couple of ads and start off with a low budget. Organic traffic can be helped along with articles, blog posts, review videos, and social media posts. Finally, if you have built up an email list of interested prospects or customers, this should be one of your best traffic sources.

Should Affiliate Marketers Be Tarred and Feathered?

Big Bird and the Road Runner

It may surprise you, but I have never actually been tarred or feathered. Nor indeed do I suffer from any longing to have my body covered in sticky tar and then sprinkled with a liberal dusting of feathers so that I look like a cross between Big Bird and the Road Runner.

Tarred and Feathered, Just Like in Biblical Times

One of my (ex) affiliate marketing customers disagrees. He complained to me in an email that he was going to report me to the powers that be and start a petition (or a partition as he put it) in all 50 states, demanding that I be fined and tarred and feathered, just like in biblical times.

My Bank Wouldn’t Pay for Your Product

And my crime? Apparently I was responsible for his bank refusing payment and his credit card being declined again and again. Go figure. Look, this guy is clearly two sandwiches short of a picnic but it does shine a light on a very important lesson. Even the semi-sane among us can be quick to blame others when things aren’t going our way.

Don’t Bang Your Head Against the Wall

I hold my hands up. I used to be like this when I first started affiliate marketing. Nothing was working and at first I was scratching my head. Then I started tapping my head. And finally I started banging my head against the wall. Eventually I found a way to make good money and daily commissions. And from then on, I was able to graduate to big school where I’m now making several hundred dollars a day hands-free.

Other People Are Not to Blame

So, don’t be hard on yourself and don’t blame others if you’re not making the money you feel you deserve. Instead, take action. Get your hands on as much quality information as you can about making affiliate commissions hands-free, and then take action today to put it into practice. The internet is awash with information, hell you probably have enough content hidden on your hard drive already to get to work. Just make sure that the information you use comes from marketers who are banking big commissions consistently and have a tried and tested system in place. Remember though that once you become independently wealthy, some people will be green with envy. Still, it beats being covered in tar and feathers!