Becoming A Super Affiliate

Your Step By Step Action Plan

By now, you should have a good sense of each of the steps involved in the blueprint. If you don’t, if you skipped directly to this section, or if there are areas you don’t feel you have a handle on, go back and read them through again. This is the time to do that, not once you started implementing.

Now you get to put into action all of the things you read through.

The preparation section lists out those sections as individual steps.

Begin by going through and doing each one. Take your time, this isn’t a race. The more time and care you put into this upfront, the last time you’ll need to go back and fix or retrofit.

Remember, you are building the foundation of your business here.

Once you’ve completed those steps under preparation, you have in essence your affiliate marketing business: a well-constructed website, in a viable, profitable niche.

The only remaining function is traffic generation; getting qualified visitors to your site. If you’ve read through the material, and done the steps reasonably well, from this point forward you can expect to be generating revenue as traffic to your site develops.

The 14-day action plan outlined below is what will get that traffic flowing to your site.

Between High PR links, niche links, articles, social bookmarking, RSS – you’re looking at a lot of links from a lot of different places. It can be easy to get paralyzed with the number of options you have for backlinking. That’s why I’m hoping you stick to this plan. It’s a little different from the typical “instant results” plan, but my goal is to make sure your rankings stick for an extended period.

Remember to mix up the anchor text – you’ve got three keywords to promote, but you can’t neglect natural sounding anchor text when you’re starting out. About every 5th backlink you make should point to either your unmasked domain ( http://www.mysite.com) or to something generic (“click here” or “this”).

Don’t panic if you miss a day, or two days even. There’s nothing wrong with taking a day off from this. It’s like going on a diet, if you overstress yourself you’ll break down and quit altogether. Just be consistent as you can.

Don’t link like a robot. You don’t have to do the same thing in an organized pattern each day.

Don’t be discouraged. You can have problems, especially if you’re using a new domain. Just take encouragement from small bumps in your ranking and plow ahead.

Don’t get caught up in whether you’ve heard of some of this stuff before. The real question you should be asking is: “have you DONE it?” Chances are you haven’t!

Finally, don’t work too hard. This shouldn’t be a tough process – you want to emulate slow, natural looking link building, especially if you’re just starting off. I need to stress this: affiliate marketing is NOT about killing yourself building links. Get your first site rolling, pace yourself, then get the others going - eventually, you want to spend a little time on many sites that are all turning a profit for you.

So get rid of your inner perfectionist – the extra effort needed to turn your B+ work into A+ work is better spent getting another project off the ground!

Preparation

Research and select a niche.

Fire up Market Samurai and find 3 related keywords that fill requirements with low competition. If you already used your trial, hire a keyword researcher.

Write about 15 pages of content. 12 of them will be between 400-600 words, 3 of them will be

“feature articles” at least 700-1000 words long. We want about 10 posts for our own site and 5 to post elsewhere.

Be EROTIC. Ask yourself whether a real person will be engaged with what you’ve written.

Find, create, or purchase stock images to go along with your articles.

Buy a domain name and hosting.

 

Day One

  • Install WordPress. If you don’t know how to do this, visit the forum and go through the video tutorials.
  • Delete the dummy posts, clean everything out.
  • Adjust your permalinks to the /%categories%/%postname%/ silo structure.
  • Install plugins. Get –
  • Install important pages:

o  Privacy Policy

o  Affiliate Disclosure

  • About Page
  • Put some real-world contact information here if you can
  • Post your picture or an average(!) looking stock photograph
  • Install a theme

Post your first two pieces of content to your website. Make one a high quality “feature post”.

Use the WordPress post scheduler and set up new posts every 3-4 days.

Feed your RSS into a syndicator.

Head to Fiverr and get a set of social bookmarking accounts for OnlyWire. You should also look for an “edu link pyramid” and “press release submission” if you have a few dollars for outsourcing.

 

Day Two

  • Social Bookmarking. Post Two A Day, to websites of your choice. Make sure they allow links from your niche.
  • EDU/GOV backlinks. Seek out 3-4 a day.

Day Three

  • Start submitting your site to directories. Do one directory submission per day.
  • If you’re on a budget, start a Squidoo lens today. Post one link back to your main site, and one link to an unrelated page in your niche.
  • If you’re buying gigs, start RSS submissions, EDU pyramids, social bookmarking, and (if relevant) press release submissions.

Day Four

  • Today, we’re going to do article submission. Head to EZA/GoArticles/ArticleBase and send in the first feature article. EZA is going to take a little while to approve you. No rush.
  • On a budget? Head to Blogger.com and make a 300-400 word blog post. You can rephrase article one. Link to your website and an authority website in the niche.
  • Start commenting on blogs in your niche. Knockdown 3-4 of these per day, it doesn’t take a lot of time. Now your daily routine is:

o  5 blog comments

o  3-4 EDU/GOV links

o 5-10 forums posts (if possible and applicable) o 2-3 social bookmarking links

  • Feeling antsy? Pick up the pace of your articles, or syndicate.
  • Are you outsourcing your links? Get submission gigs for 100 Angela and Paul.

 

Day Seven

  • Your second big article should be posted today.
  • Go to WordPress.com and make your first blog post over there. You can rephrase article two. Link to yourself with your main keyword, and link to another site in the niche.
  • Start commenting on blogs in your niche. Knockdown 3-4 of these per day, it doesn’t take a lot of time. Now your daily routine is:

o  5 blog comments

o  3-4 EDU/GOV links

o  5-10 forums posts (if possible and applicable)

  • 2-3 social bookmarking links
  • EZine/Go Articles/ArticleBase submissions two times a week (reposting stuff that’s already written and indexed on your site)
  • New Web 2.0 articles two times a week. We started with Squidoo, then we moved to Blogger. Three days from now, we’ll go to WordPress,

HubPages, Weebly. If one of these sites doesn’t want our stuff, forget about them. When we get to the end of the line, rotate! There’s nothing wrong with rephrasing or paraphrasing content that’s already on your site if you need to.

Day Eight

  • Relax a little bit. Check your search engine ranking and keep tabs on it every week or so. Watch for improvement!

Day Ten

  • Go to your site and start adding your affiliate links. Better safe than sorry, right?
  • Start syndicating your posted content. PDFs, slideshows, whatever you can do in a timely manner.
  • If you’re bookmarking manually, start bookmarking your already existing web 2.0 properties.

Day Fourteen

  • Are you outsourcing? Look for services that provide “manual blog commenting” in “niche sites”. By now you should have some pretty decent ranking and can start ramping up your efforts.
  • Power article submission. Drip feed from Article Marketing Robot and rotate your anchor text. You’ve got two backlinks – send one to your main page, send another to an internal page, and rotate the anchor text for each. Chances are you’ll see a certain keyword that needs more juice or less juice, feel free to emphasize it but don’t neglect basic anchor text like “click here” and  http://www.yoursite.com. You don’t need to spin your articles, just syndicate them.

Beyond

  • Start repeating stuff you’ve done earlier.
  • Are you outsourcing? Find gigs offering Twitter/Facebook/Google+ plugs. Make sure these vendors are serving real people!

By now your site should have a steady, flow of income and a decent search engine ranking. Start going hands off – automate your content and SEO for the site or sell it all together and start fresh with a new site.

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