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$1k+ Per Day Profit In Affiliate Marketing?
I’ve been in affiliate marketing since 2008 (here’s the series on how I made my first $1m).
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FIRST THINGS FIRST
If you don’t know what affiliate marketing is – this post explains it in more detail: “What Is Affiliate Marketing?”
Basically, affiliate marketing is the process of driving leads to an offer we don’t own, and getting paid a percentage each time someone converts.
I want to show you how to get started in this industry.
There is a lot to learn, so let’s get started.
Resources and Tools For Affiliate Marketing
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links. All commissions I earn will go towards supporting the costs of running and improving this website. Thank you!
Affiliate marketing is a business that you do 100% from your computer.
Whether you are in Asia, Europe, Africa or America, you can make it work.
We rely heavily on tools and software to help us make money.
Here’s a basic overview of what you need to get started (if you didn’t read the post giving you an Affiliate Marketing Overview).
#1 You need people to sell to.
We refer to places that can send us people as “traffic sources”. You sign up with a traffic source (like Facebook), make an account, make up your first online ad, and then click the button on their site to start the traffic flowing.
#2 You need something to sell.
We refer to this as the “offer”. We could go straight to someone who owns an offer, but affiliates use affiliate networks. This is because an affiliate network has a huge range of offers we can test (we test relentlessly to find the best offers).
#3 You need to track who is buying.
We refer to this as our “tracker”. Without this, we wouldn’t know who was buying, so we wouldn’t be able to make our campaigns better.
#4 You need hosting to host your landing pages.
Often when you have an offer from an affiliate network, you will want to “pre-sell” the visitor. We do this by creating a landing page in CSS/HTML. Once it’s ready, we send traffic to it from our traffic source. Then we put the affiliate link on our landing page, so when someone clicks it, our tracker registers who has clicked.
You’ll likely have questions like “Which traffic source should I use”, or “Which affiliate network should I use”?
I’ll answer these now:
What Traffic Sources Do I Recommend?
There are only three traffic types that I use to run campaigns.
- Mobile (pop, redirect)
Your job as an affiliate is not to figure out what traffic sources “work”, but what offers work best for a traffic source.
They all have different placements and audiences so you need to test offers to see which one responds best. This is the essence of how to learn affiliate marketing – you test a source, see what works well on it, and then scale.
Which Affiliate Networks Do I Recommend?
I recommend these networks to my readers. I’ve used them all in the past and can vouch for any of them.
Which Hosting Do I Recommend?
I suggest starting off with a VPS server. There are cheap $5 a month shared hosting out there, but you’ll end up losing more money when they crash and your commissions don’t get tracked.
Note: If your hosting does go down, you’re kinda screwed.
Which Tracking Do I Recommend?
Don’t launch any campaigns without proper tracking!
- Voluum : The most popular tracker out right now. Make sure your read my Voluum guide
- Thrive : A new tracker from the creator of POFPro. The main feature of this tracker is that it’s self-hosted.
- AdsBridge: Cloud-hosted tracker and landing page builder. They have a 30-day free trial and a starter package that is a lower price than the other big trackers.
Most of the real affiliate marketing advice these days is on private forums. Inside you’ll find case studies, follow-alongs, and advice that can speed up your learning process.
There are some free affiliate marketing forums out there but I don’t recommend reading any.
The information on free forums is so bad that it would actually hurt your progress.
Invest in your education.
- StackThatMoney : The playground of super affiliates. Features detailed guides and case studies. This is a steal at $99 / month.
- AFFPlaybook : The private forum of David Ford. The highlight of the forum is their extensive list of custom tools. $63 a month.
Don’t know how to build landing pages or design banners? Then you need to hire a virtual assistant.
- UpWork – The only place I hire virtual assistants from. Lots of talent to be found here and they have a great system.
Other Tools and Software
Shutterstock is one of the best places to get high-quality images.
The Affiliate Marketer’s Library
There’s not really an official book out there on how to learn affiliate marketing. But to help you out, I’ve put together a list of 10 books I believe every affiliate marketer should read.
A short read to help improve your problem solving skills.
Affiliate marketers love this book. It’s full of copywriting secrets and formulas.
A classic copywriting book. This is the book that made me finally understand the concept of split-testing.
A lot of success in affiliate marketing comes down to how well you deal with adversity. You can think of this book as a modern interpretation of stoicism.
I learned more about business in this one book than studying business for years at my university.
A modern way of approaching wealth.
This is the book that changed my life and opened my eyes to the world of internet marketing. Lots of goodies on business and lifestyle design.
The best book on advertising I’ve ever read. It’s so good that deep down I want to leave it off this list and keep it to myself.
Simple rules to keep your brain sharp and optimized.
This book simplifies productivity.
There are over 200 posts on my blog and I know not everyone has time to read them all.
I’ve organized my best articles into different sections for you to study. Books are not necessarily the best way to learn affiliate marketing, but they can help you with your mindset, productivity, goal setting, analysis and business skills
Complete Archives – Every article I’ve written
The Rise of Ngo – The 8-part biography on how I started in affiliate marketing.
Ngo’s 10 Step Blueprint For Profitable Campaigns
The Lifecycle of an Internet Marketer (Mr Green)
Here’s What’s Missing in Your International Campaigns
The 7 Stages of Being an Affiliate Marketer
The Ingredients Needed for a $10,000 a Day Campaign
8 Tactics for Higher Converting Landing Pages Part 1
8 Tactics for Higher Converting Landing Pages Part 2
Are You Making This Landing Page Mistake?
My Secret Tools to Make Killer Landing Pages
These are the physical products I use.
- 2014 15″ Macbook Retina Pro (2.5GHz)
- Two 27″ Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Steelcase Leap Chair in Leather
- Multitable.com Electronic Standing Desk
- 16gb iPad Mini
- 16gb iPhone
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
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