If my piece of content is so unique and valuable around hiking backpack recommendations, that other reputable outdoor websites are willing to link to it and build the page’s authority, then I’d have a very real opportunity to rank high in organic search for these search terms (meaning, my page will come up first when someone searches for hiking backpacks).

I started Affliliate Marketing in 2015 (it's too late i think ^^) with the easiest way of making money with Product Launch, which is advertising upcoming products. But i did not succeed in working with Product Launch (on JVZoo site). Actually, i didn't spend much time for it. At this time, i am focusing on Freelancer jobs (as you know i worked on Freeelancer.com site since 2011). This is one of the legitimate ways to earn money online also. If you don't know it, you can take a look here. After this, i've figured out Clickbank and i like it.
Prior to that group, they had an online community for teachers looking for lesson plans. That probably sounds pretty random, but it's crazy the type of communities you can build and rally people around. If it's something that you're passionate about yourself and you want to connect with others that have that same passion, then an online community is something you should definitely consider.

Now as to your comment on traffic it is true, traffic is important. But the truth is, acquiring traffic is easier than converting it. Plus we have many posts dedicated to traffic generation on this blog. Simply check this post, this post or this post. But must importantly, the reason why people struggle with traffic is that they try to promote a sales page or a heavily biased piece of content. Nobody wants to share that, nobody wants to link to that, and as a result you don’t get traffic and blame your lack of success on traffic (like you did in your comment above). 

2. Physical products/E-Commerce: I call this marketing "stuff" - everything from supplements to electronics, from entertainment packages to credit cards...obviously a VERY wide spectrum here. Typically you start with a niche category (kitchen supplies, health supplements, yoga products, etc...) and then specialize in sub-niche within those categories...again ideally you work toward either manufacturing your own goods or at least sourcing from overseas versus simply being an affiliate - but starting as an affiliate is a good way to test a given market
Can you recognize a good deal when you see one? Then, consider buying merchandise to resell on eBay. Or, try other sites like Amazon. Garage sales and thrift stores are full of obscure items. Often, people don’t know how valuable they are. Therefore, they sell them for less than what they’re worth. As a result, you can buy them for a discount and make a large profit.
–>You can really get your hands on people. I never wanted to full-time private coach long-term, but when I transitioned to group coaching, writing, and DIY programs, I missed the hands-on rush of working with people closely, which is why I offered career retreats once a year. Retreats are a great way to scratch that itch without exhausting you, or requiring a long-term commitment to your clients.
So many people dream of writing a book, but never go through with it. Yet no matter what, I’m sure you have experience and value you could give through writing a book. By packaging your skills and knowledge into a downloadable eBook that helps people learn a skill, advance their careers, or start a businesses, you can change someone’s life and even make good money online.
–>In the beginning, group programs can fail. What if you create a snazzy new program that you are all excited about, you pour time and resources into it, and only a handful of people sign up? Then you are stuck delivering a program to too few people for too little cash. It can feel soul destroying, especially when you are first starting out and you don’t have a cash safety net.  So many new coaches immediately want to build and deliver a great group program, but they forget to take into account how much goes into building, selling, and marketing these programs to make them worthwhile to run.  So while I LOVE them, don’t think that they are easy or fast – to do right, they take both time and effort.
Outbrain is not necessarily the network of choice, it was just an example. As for tracking the ROI usually you’ll want to track campaigns in Google analytics and track clicks on affiliate links as event and average value/email or you’ll want to duplicate the post and run paid traffic to the duplicate so you know exactly what the conversions are as you can put them in separate email lists etc too.

Take it seriously. Yes, you’re applying for an online job. Yes, you can do the work in your underwear, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a “real job”. You must treat it as such or they aren’t going to treat you as a serious candidate. You aren’t the only one who wants to work in their underwear. In fact, the competition online is likely higher than it is in your local area.
If you have a budget and are willing to pay for traffic, you might want to explore investing in Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, Bing Ads or any of the other networks you can buy traffic from. Their first advantage is a double-edged sword. You can literally start receiving traffic within minutes from starting a campaign. But once you stop running the campaign, the “traffic tap” stops.
I've also personally hired and worked with so many coaches in my own life and received so much value from them.  I know I wouldn't have the success that I enjoy today if I tried to do things on my own and didn't make those investments in my self.  I continue to find coaches and mentors that I can learn from, in all areas of my life.  It's the fastest and easiest way to get to where you want to go.  Just find someone that's done it and do exactly what they say.  It's pretty simple. 

I've learned so much with this course! KC Tan is an excellent instructor. He covers all the bases. Also, his facebook group and email list have both been a great value for me. I've made money using this method, and I'm hoping to start making even more by learning list building details in another of his courses that I just started. So glad I came across his courses.
My next self-funded business hit $160,000 in revenue in its first year alone. After that first taste of self-made success, I’ve gone on to sign consulting contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars with startups like LinkedIn and Google, launch profitable online courses, and build a following of hundreds of thousands for this blog and my podcast series.
I will say that while coaching and consulting isn't passive by any means, it is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things that I do.  While creating passive income streams is fun and the best use of your time, sometimes you lose that human connection and relationship with people.  I've found it to be very pleasurable and rewarding to work with someone on a personal level and help them achieve their goals.  You don't get that same level of joy and fulfillment through a video blog or a course, as you're sometimes disconnected from people.
I am absolutely new to the whole online marketing thing. I visited CB in 2012, then, it appeared overwhelming so I put it on the back burner. A week ago I revisited CB and ran two campaigns without a website nor blog . I went to Fiverr and had traffic directed to my CB ad. At this point, I’m just waiting to see if anything converts. I jumped in without knowing too much of what I was doing… I needed to take some type of action.
Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States: wills, mortgages, citizenship forms, handgun applications. While for decades, this has all been done in person, there is a budding crop of sites that allow notaries to take their services online. If you’re already a notary, you can sell your services online. Or, if you want to get started, check out the National Notary’s checklist for becoming a certified notary.

I also realized that there's many people that can't afford to work with me 1-on-1, but still want to receive value from me, get their questions answered and receive feedback and advice.  That's why I decided to create a Group Coaching Mastermind.  This has allowed me to take on a group of people and coach them every two weeks in a webinar session where they can ask me questions and receive feedback.  This was another way of leveraging myself while giving people something that they wanted and was valuable.
Since coaching and consulting isn't a passive income stream and it actively requires my time, there's an opportunity cost for me in taking on clients.  That opportunity cost is it takes away my time that I could spend on creating passive income streams.  That's why I'm in a position where I can charge whatever I want if people want my 1-on-1 help.  As I grow and make even more money, I will be forced to continue to raise my rates, as whatever I'm charging now won't be worthwhile enough for me to take on clients at.
Not only will this multiply the money you’re bringing in in a serious way, but it protects you against any sudden changes in the market or in your business. Remember that old saying about putting all your eggs in one basket? A few hours a week committed to just one or two of the following opportunities will put you in a much stronger position to be financially safe and independent.
Thanks for the great article. If i’m a manufacture/seller and want hire affiliate to promote our product, which are the most effective ways to do so? To be more specific, we’re a start-up selling glass vessel sinks and high end kitchen sinks/faucets(www.arsumo.com).We’d like to give high commission rates for marketers to sell our product (10+%). Our product quality is great and we sell on wayfair and overstock currently but like to grow our own marketing channel. Thank you for your advise! I’m also considering to take your class to dive deeper into the marketer world.
Working online could actually earn you more if you play your cards well. For example, if you take on two jobs a day, you will earn less than a person who does five jobs a day. Your earnings fully depend on how much expertise you have and how willing you are to work. This means that you get value for your time and effort as opposed to working in an office for a fixed salary at the end of the month.
If you want to build a website about a specific topic (your niche) then using email is not to be missed. Basically, when customers read the contents in our website. They have subscribed to our newsletter (you can see this on the sidebar of our blog). Then we will send marketing email with offers, discounts and advertising other products also to their emails.
Direct linking: This means you’ll send people directly to the vendor’s sales page. This used to work well and still does in some rare cases but most of the time, it’s not recommended to go down that route. You need to “warm up” your visitor first before sending them to the offer page. Unfortunately, because this is the lazy man’s route, a lot of people choose it.
Another way to utilize your talent and business skills is to run corporate workshops online. Businesses are always looking for unique ways to help educate their workforce, and if you can package your talents into a day or half-day long session, you can sell that to companies all over the world to make money online. Start by building a portfolio and then reaching out on LinkedIn to influencers at relevant companies to see if they would be interested in you teaching their team.

Well, it’s your lucky day because I have some really awesome tips and strategies that will teach you to use Clickbank to make affiliate commission day and night. I’ve talked about top Clickbank products to promote in my previous blog post, so I won’t mention anything about products you should be promoting here, just some great tips to help you make money on Clickbank as fast as possible.


Double check yourself, before you double wreck yourself. Make sure everything you send to a company, whether a résumé, an email or a portfolio, is good to go. Double check your grammar and wording, and for God’s sake use spell check! This is especially important when it comes to the company’s name. Don’t spell their name wrong and be sure to type it how they type it (e.g. Problogger, not Pro Blogger).
That’s not to say that a group setting only benefits the coach. When you have a group of learners, their ability to support and interact with each other can be very valuable. Sharing experiences, working with partners, doing group exercises, and otherwise varying the interaction patterns between clients makes for a much more interesting, dynamic, and fun session. Even formal education has taken on an approach that emphasizes peer-to-peer interaction.

–>Sometimes it can be easier to sell someone else’s stuff instead of your own. Sales is a skill, so a way to sharpen your skill set in the beginning can be to try and market and sell for someone else. It feels less personal and scary because you don’t have to sell you, and affiliate or partners will often have tips and tricks to help you learn how to sell their stuff.


How many hundreds (or thousands) of dollars of stuff sits in your garage? Maybe you have an attic or off-site locker. You might be keeping these things to use “someday.” But, let’s be honest. If you don’t use something in five years, you should sell it. You might think it’s worthless junk. But, as the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
I've also personally hired and worked with so many coaches in my own life and received so much value from them.  I know I wouldn't have the success that I enjoy today if I tried to do things on my own and didn't make those investments in my self.  I continue to find coaches and mentors that I can learn from, in all areas of my life.  It's the fastest and easiest way to get to where you want to go.  Just find someone that's done it and do exactly what they say.  It's pretty simple. 
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