As you’ll see, there are many ‘flavors’ of affiliate marketing: different approaches, different platforms, most of which can rightfully be termed “affiliate marketing”.
You probably have your own notion of what affiliate marketing looks like, what comes to mind when you think about the business of affiliate marketing – product review sites, Amazon affiliate links placed on a blog or within articles, promoting affiliate products to a mailing list, etc.
This guide touches on most of these and provides tested & proven ‘best practices’ to ensure the greatest success across various different efforts.
But it is not intended to be an almanac of disparate affiliate marketing tactics.
“$100k Affiliate” is intended to be a Blueprint – a precise step-by-step plan for implementing a specific affiliate marketing business model.
In this section, you’ll get an overview of the particular business model implemented in the Blueprint.
Later, the section entitled “Action Plan” provides the specific step-by-step, do-this-then –do-that guide that you’ll use to implement the Blueprint.
The sections in between will give you the understanding necessary to do each step in the blueprint.
We have built more sites and generated more revenue over the past 8 years using this Blueprint than everything else we do combine.
- Choose Your Niche / Topic
- Develop Your Keyword List
- Create Your Content
- Build Your Website
- Monetize Your Website
- Drive Traffic
- Optimize & Improve
Conceptually, the “$100k Affiliate” Blueprint is simple & straightforward: Choose your topic, determine which keywords & phrases are used to search in that topic, write articles optimized for those keywords, build the site using the content you created, add links to related affiliate products, then get the attention of people interested in the topic.
Visitors show up to browse the content, and some percentage click through and buy from your affiliate links, thereby generating your profits.
The Blueprint breaks this down into a series of digestible and doable steps, building one on top of the next, until you have your business up, running, and generating revenues.
The sections in this guide go over each of these areas in detail so that you’ll understand what their roles are, the various choices & options for each, and how & why each is done the way it’s done.
And therein lays the ‘secret’.
None of these steps is terribly complex or mystical; in fact, most have many ways to accomplish them, even many ‘right’ ways. But the difference between just ‘doing’ them, and doing them in a way that gets the results we’re after, while often subtle, are absolutely the difference between success & failure.
There are many ways to choose a niche, build a site, and drive traffic, but only a few will that result in strong, continuous conversions – the sales that produce your profits.
What the Blueprint is, in essence, is the end-result of a LOT of testing, trial & error, and collective wisdom & experience, distilled down to a formula – and saving you the time, expense, and frustration of having to figure it all out on your own. You get to ‘leapfrog’ that whole process, and go right to what works.
These next sections will delve into the particulars of each step. Read them carefully; then when you get to the “Action Plan”, you’ll be able to implement each step correctly, putting all the pieces together successfully.
From that, you’ll have the start of your successful Affiliate Marketing business.
After that, we’ll focus on growing & expanding what you’ve built – which will take you into the realm of “Super Affiliate”, and your Affiliate Marketing business will blossom into your own personal online empire!