“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”
– Steve Jobs
A new year is coming, and I’m not thinking about partying or drinking.
The first affiliate marketing conference I attended changed my life.
I took a week’s vacation time from my job and went to Affiliate Summit East in 2008.
I met some of my favorite affiliate marketing bloggers. I met with my affiliate managers and formed relationships. And I met other affiliate marketing newbies who I masterminded and learned from.
Landing pages can make you a LOT of money, but most affiliates are doing them wrong.
You want people to feel that the landing page is designed exactly for THEM. This is one of the main rules of copywriting – tailor your message to your audience.
There’s one easy way to do this and it’s by using Voluum tokens.
This is going to be a tutorial-style post. There’s a bit of code involved but it’s just copy and paste.
When I first started affiliate marketing, my goal was to make $40k a year and live in Bangkok. Seriously, that’s it. I didn’t have any big ambitions to take over the world. I didn’t plan to outsource marketing to overseas contractors or build a big business.
I’d just read the 4 Hour Work Week and I wanted to live the “New Rich” lifestyle that Tim Ferriss talks about.
I far surpassed my income goal in my first year, but I had one huge problem:
The holidays are coming up and it’s time for you to do some gift shopping.
I remember hearing in House of Cards that “Generosity is a form of power.” In psychology, there’s something called the Law of Reciprocation.
It basically says that when someone does something nice for you, you will have a deep-rooted psychological urge to do something nice in return.
As a matter of fact, you may even reciprocate with a gesture far more generous than their original good deed.
Affiliate marketers don’t have the best reputations out there.
We’re known for using ads and strategies that are ultra aggressive, and even borderline uncompliant. It’s hilarious when I go on Reddit and people make fun of affiliate ads with “Doctors Hate Her”, and “This 1 Weird Trick.”
I don’t think people enter this space with the intention of screwing people over. But when margins are low, bid prices are increasing, and your competition’s using dirty tactics, I can see why it becomes a dog eat dog world.
The most important part of any affiliate campaign is the offer. If the offer doesn’t convert, then nothing else matters.
You guys know you should always test multiple offers, but how do you know which ones are good?
There are tens of thousands of affiliate offers out there to choose from. Some will work, most won’t. Also, some offers are best left for when you’re more advanced and have a bigger budget.