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I love Affiliate Marketing for a myriad of reasons. It enables you to help others get what they want and need while creating an active and/or passive income for you. You aren’t creating or storing physical products that cost a lot to ship and are susceptible to getting broken or old or just simply malfunctioning, etc. It doesn’t matter what you are interested in, you can build your business around it. Love bow hunting? Awesome! Build your business around it. Vacationing on cruise ships is your thing? Cool. Build your business around it. Whatever your passion is, you have worked hard to learn it and you now possess information about it others want and need. Whether you choose to share that information via blog posts or YouTube videos is up to you. As long as you continually create good content for your audience, others who share your interest will continue to learn from you. I absolutely love to work toward improving my life. Obviously you have a strong interest in this too. I chose to build my business around Advance Dynamix. As the saying goes, if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.
Digital products are available online 24/7. If your customer wants to buy your product at 3:00am while sitting in their underwear, they can do that (all while you are fast asleep). When your customers realize they can know, like and trust you, they become customers for life. When you bring additional high-quality products into your business, they already know you and your reputation and are potential customers again. If you don’t have a large sum of cash to immediately infuse into your business, you can get started with a very minimal amount. There are many high-commission products available. You can operate your business from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection. You can focus solely on a topic that is of great interest to you. If improving health via a ketogenic diet is what keeps you up at night, you can totally build a business around that! The list goes on and on.
I have only listed a handful of companies/products I recommend below. There are many Digital Affiliate Marketers out there who just throw up affiliate links to anything they can think of in hopes of making more commissions. I refuse to do that. I listed ONE hosting company below. I like it a lot so I think you will like it too. Their customer service is absolutely unbelievable! Always has been and I suspect it will stay that way. Are there other hosting companies? Of course there are. There are tons out there but I can’t recommend them in good conscience. The same goes for WordPress themes, domains, autoresponders, etc, etc. I’m not the guy who is going to spam you with thousands of affiliate links. If I recommend you check something out, it’s because I already know it, like it and think it will work well for you too! If and when I run across something new in the future that I like and think you may like too, you will be the first to know about it!
Affiliate Marketing is a $12 BILLION DOLLAR business and growing FAST! It’s not easy but it is simple. If you aren’t afraid of hard work and you are not a quitter, you too can build a very successful business that can be operated in your underwear (should you so desire LOL!). One of my mentors did over ten years with the United States Military and was halfway through his career, heading toward a very good retirement. He made over $700,000 dollars last year with his affiliate marketing business. Due to his absolutely awesome success, he also left the military last year.
Affiliate Marketing has produced a ton of self-made millionaires in the last few years. It is an absolutely awesome time to be alive!
I use a myriad of tools to power my business. Below is a list of tools I recommend and why I like them. I am a Blogger, Vlogger and a Digital Affiliate Marketer. My videos, blog and all other content I create contain affiliate links. This means I receive a commission when you click the links and purchase the digital products I share with you. This is affiliate marketing. I share valuable knowledge with you and in return, I make some money as you build your business.
The concept of commissioned sales has been around for a long, long time and yet, many still don’t take it into consideration when they are going to make a purchase. If you have ever done commissioned sales, I’m sure you already know what I am talking about here.
Many moons ago, I was a furniture salesman. I jokingly referred to us as “Couch Pimps” back then. At least, until the boss heard it one day. He didn’t see the humor in my newly-found nickname for our profession, to say the least. Anyway, I digress. One day I was walking the floor, looking for customers who wanted my help. I bumped into the man who owned the house directly across the street from my mom when I was growing up. For the purposes of this story, I will call him Bob (not his real name). To say we were both surprised would be an understatement. Bob and I had known each other in a different state, in the 70’s and 80’s. It had been a long time and we were a very long distance from where we had known each before. We spoke for a bit, caught up on old times and then Bob told me he wanted to look around the store some more. I told him I would be in the nearby vicinity and to let me know when I could help him. The next thing I know, he had grabbed one of my co-workers and bought $7,000 worth of furniture! I was flabbergasted. How could Bob do this to me?!? Bob didn’t do it intentionally. He just hadn’t taken the concept of commission-based sales into consideration. From that day on, I always make sure to ask any salesman that is helping me if they work on a commission. It’s very important but easily taken for granted. When you decide you are going to use the tools I have listed below, I would greatly appreciate it if you would come back to my website here and click these links rather than just doing a Google search.
When you download my eBook, MAKE MONEY ONLINE! – 7 Simple Steps To Making Real Money With Affiliate Marketing, you will automatically be added to my mailing list. Once this happens, you will be the first to know when one of the “coming soon” products becomes available.
Click the red name link below to begin using that specific tool and then go forth and TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!
PROJECT 24 by INCOME SCHOOL – PROJECT 24 means starting a project to replace your current income with money from passive income websites in 24 months. This is the most important piece of the puzzle you need. Yes, you can’t have a website without some of the other tools listed below but you can do many things wrong if you don’t know what you are doing. An extra added bonus is their lightning-fast Acobado theme comes free with Project 24. That’s a heck of a deal! And, it marks one more thing off your list.
These guys are honest, extremely knowledgeable and have repeatedly done what you want to do. Why spend years trying to reinvent the wheel when you can shorten the learning curve by leaps and bounds and begin a profitable site within 24 months? You’ll have a step-by-step system to follow to avoid failures. You’ll know the latest SEO, marketing, and monetization strategies from Jim and Ricky’s members-only podcast. You’re gaining access to not just one course, but a full library. You’ll never wonder how to tackle the next phase of your blog. If you want to build a successful site from the get-go, Project 24 is a must get!
If your budget is extremely limited, they have a ton of great content on their YouTube channel that is 100% free. That being said, I have learned a LOT from their paid content that I didn’t get on YouTube. If you can’t afford it right now, just get it when you can.
LEGENDARY MARKETER – If you are ready to build an absolutely AWESOME digital marketing business, this is definitely a must! The simple fact is, EVERYONE who owns a business needs marketing. Marketing is the most important part of ANY business. Whether you are selling educational programs & products about losing weight with the Keto diet, how to love living the farm life, raising llama’s for fun and profit or whatever else you can possibly think of, you NEED marketing! It’s the lifeblood of any business.
The quality of the Legendary Marketer products is absolutely second to none! Click the link above to watch the intro video. You will see exactly what I’m talking about! Once you sign up, the first three training videos are free. The quality of this material is immediately obvious.
In addition to the massive amounts of high-quality content, I also love Legendary Marketer because they are a business that operates with the utmost integrity. You and I both know there are a ton of businesses on the Internet that don’t. Legendary Marketer screens everyone before approving them as an affiliate. I was turned down the first two times. It took me two months to become an affiliate (my tenacity paid off!). They don’t just let anyone and their dog promote these awesome blocks of training. If they find an affiliate is violating their rules or the laws of the United States to promote their products, that individual is immediately removed from the program. That type of integrity is huge to me and I’m sure it is to you too. It’s a fantastic organization to be a part of, especially in this current state of growth we are experiencing with digital affiliate marketing.
Legendary Marketer is not cheap. Is it worth its price? ABSOLUTELY! Can you start your affiliate marketing business without buying it right off the bat? Yes, you can. A great domain name, webhosting and great WordPress theme is the bare minimum you need to start your business. Less than a $100 for sure. That being said, Legendary Marketer has the ability to shave a ton of time off your learning curve and get your business up on plane MUCH faster! Don’t worry if you can’t afford it right now. The biggest thing is to get started and keep moving forward without giving up. Dive into Legendary Marketer as soon as you can afford to.
NAMECHEAP – The name alone says it all. I’ve used NameCheap for all of my domains for several years. Definitely the best place to get your domain. They also have great customer service. Coming up with a good domain name is extremely important. Some things to take into consideration when doing so are, the shorter the better, words that are easy to spell are best, it should tell people what your site is about and USUALLY don’t misspell words. I know, I know, I violated the last one for this site. I only did that because the “ROCK IT!” vision I had in my mind required the X to be there for the rocket launch. Some of the domains listed here are excellent examples. Take ClickFunnels, NameCheap, Audible and GetResponse for instance, they meet all of the criteria, don’t they? No matter if you choose to go with ClickFunnels or just a simple WordPress site, NameCheap customer service is ready and willing to help you buy and implement the perfect domain. I know this from personal experience.
WPX WEB HOSTING – WPX is the 3rd hosting company I have used. I finally found the right one! Their customer service is second to none! As soon as they moved my site over to their servers, I had a site that was lightning fast. The difference has been unbelievable. They give you the ability to copy your entire site to second copy so you can try out new themes, plugins, etc without breaking the your real site. If your new thing breaks it, just delete that copy and start over. How cool is that!?! I can’t say enough good about WPX. They are absolutely awesome!
ASTRA – Astra is one of the fastest WordPress themes available today. Speed is your friend. Google love is much easier to attain when your site is fast. And, Astra is one of the fastest growing themes today as well. Over 700,000 sites have it installed and running. I don’t use Astra for this site (yet) but I am seriously considering making the change. And, it will definitely be my first pick for my next site. You can start out with their free version and move up to the paid version as it makes financial sense for your business.
ATHEMES – A Themes has many excellent choices for WordPress themes. Many of which, you can use for free to begin with. For instance, my theme here is the Athemes ROCKED Pro theme. I used the free version known simply as ROCKED before I paid for the full version. You can pay $59 for one theme or, you can get yearly access to every single one of their awesome themes for only $99! Over a quarter of a million people know, love & trust Athemes. Check ’em out, you’ll be glad you did!
LONG TAIL PRO – Spencer Hawes started LTP for himself. It has evolved into something really cool! Fresh new sites can only dream of ranking for many keywords. Long Tail Pro helps to level the playing field! Perhaps you won’t be able to get your site to rank for one or two keywords but Spencer can help you find the 4, 5, 6 and 7 word keywords you can rank for. Use it to pick the low-hanging fruit the big boys aren’t interested in wasting their time on.
SEMrush – SEM Rush is one of the granddaddy’s of SEO! It is an SEO tool that does your keyword research, tracks the keyword strategy used by your competition, runs an SEO audit of your blog, looks for backlinking opportunities and lots more. SEM rush offers solutions for SEO, PPC, content, social media and competitive research. Trusted by over 4,000,000 marketers worldwide.
GETRESPONSE – The list you build is EVERYTHING! Any marketer will tell you, THE MONEY IS IN YOUR LIST! GetResponse is the leader in the industry. With their simple and intuitive platform, your email campaign will be up and running before you know it! Use this link and get it for FREE for the first 30 days!
SHORTPIXEL – You must compress images for your WordPress site in order to get your page load speed in an acceptable range. ShortPixel is my go-to for this image opimization task and it should be yours too. It’s fast, easy and inexpensive. Their customer service is top-notch.
FACEBOOK MARKETING – According to the PEW Research Center, 69% of American adults are on Facebook. That is 227 MILLION Americans you can market to! And, it is totally amazing (and somewhat scary) how much data Facebook has on you, me and everyone else. You can really drill down in a target market. It’s absolutely awesome! Because of these facts, Facebook is my number one choice. Facebook advertising is a learned skill. You can blow through a TON of money if you don’t know what you are doing! DO NOT try to just learn by doing. Ask me how I know that. It should definitely be noted here that you can NOT place affiliate links in your Facebook ads. You must send them to a ClickFunnel or website or Shopify store. Every ad I start, begins at $1 a day. This is the way I flesh out the winners and the losers to begin with. Once I know what is working, I then scale the winners and turn off the losers. It’s always amazing at how often something I think looks awesome and it doesn’t do squat and something I think sucks gets a ton of clicks. This has repeatedly been a valuable lesson for me over the years. Just because you or I like the looks of something, that doesn’t mean our customers are going to dig it. A/B split-testing is our friend. We can’t run ads without incorporating it into our strategy. Without it, we are just wasting our time and money. MJ DeMarco did this with the cover of his book and found an overwhelming majority loved the cover he thought sucked and the cover that he (and I) liked best was a total dog in the eyes of the majority. There is a HUGE opportunity with this!
CLICKFUNNELS – ClickFunnels and it’s co-creator, Russell Brunson give You one helluva leg-up to market, sell, and deliver your digital products and services online without having to hire or rely on a tech team or building a traditional website! ClickFunnels makes it extremely easy. This route costs quite a bit more than just doing a traditional WordPress website but it’s a one-and-done, no-holds-barred system that totally rocks it! ClickFunnels is taking the Internet by storm.
Russell Brunson is extremely intelligent! If you haven’t read his books, I highly recommend them. “Expert Secrets” is available on Audible.com so you can go through it on the go. If you use this link, you will get access to 30 blueprints of “Two Comma Club” winners who show you day by day what they’d do if they lost everything and had to start over again (you get this for FREE because Russell truly wants YOU to be successful!)
These are just a handful of the resources that I use. Please see my blog post entitled “Best Tools Available On The Interwebs” to see an extensive list of many more. Many are free. Some are not. As I stated before, some of them provide me with a commission for recommending them. If you know of additional resources I should list here, please post in a comment or shoot me an email. Together, we can help more people realize their success too!
Here’s to your success!