What You Need to Become a Successful Affiliate

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There isn’t really much.  The barrier of entry to earn an income online is next to nothing, which is why I’m surprised there aren’t more people doing it.



Computer – Obviously.  Get a good one too.  While you can technically do everything you need from an internet browser which doesn’t require a speedy computer, you may need to run certain programs to help you along the way, and they can be demanding.  I have a Windows desktop and a MacBook, and I use them pretty equally.  If you can only pick one and can afford a Mac, get the Mac.

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Brief Guide to Affiliate Traffic Sources

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Referring back to my post detailing what exactly affiliate marketing is, affiliates have to be able to sell things.  An affiliate that can’t make sales is the same as a stockbroker who can’t close deals, useless.  In order to make sales, marketers must get traffic, or users, to the product they’re trying to sell, and convince them to purchase it.  In this post, I’ll be giving summaries of the most popular traffic types for affiliates, separated into free and paid categories.


Search Engine

Traffic generated through search engines like Google or Bing (but really, who the hell uses Bing) is extremely targeted, making it some of the most valuable traffic on the market.

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Best Campaign to Make Newbies Their First $ Online

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Running your first campaign can be a daunting task.

You have to decide on an offer niche (dating, health and fitness, sweepstakes etc.), revenue model (CPS, CPL, CPT etc), and a traffic source to run on.

In this post, I’m going to tell you what I think is the optimal first campaign for a newbie affiliate marketer.

Here’s the formula: CPC traffic + CPL revenue model + Dating.

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How to Scale Your Campaigns to $1,000/day

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People get into affiliate marketing to get rich.

Making a consistent $3,000/month is neat, but we’re in this for big money.




These numbers are all too real to affiliates who have been in the business for more than a second.

Once you understand the basics and are able to get your first campaign profitable, you’re closer to these figures than you think.

In this post, I’m going to explain some of the ways newbie affiliates can take their campaigns to sky-high levels and start playing with some real cash.

So you’ve launched your first few campaigns and you’ve been able to get to $10-20/day in profit between them.

More importantly, you’ve learned the skills needed to create profitable campaigns, accurately and effectively track them, and handle your back-end financials.

It’s time to scale up.

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Opportunity Isn’t Always a Virtue

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The majority of beginning Internet marketers fail within six months.

The cause?  There are many, but the most common one that I’ve noticed is this:

They drown in opportunity.

Mark Cuban coined that phrase.  Respect the Cuban.


Newbies can be so eager to make their first dollar in profit that they simply try to do too much.

“I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips.”

Spalding Smalls from Caddyshack represents your typical newbie, wanting everything.

And what does bitchy little Spalding end up getting?

“You’ll get nothing and like it!”

Intense focus is a key trait of the rare affiliates that are able to make it out of newbie purgatory.

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What is Affiliate Marketing?

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Much of my personal online story revolved around my experience working in the affiliate marketing industry, but without knowing what affiliate marketing is, it’s hard to grasp what I was saying.

Here is affiliate marketing, explained through the story of John and Dave.

John owns a company that sells diet pills that cost him $50 per bottle to manufacture, and that are sold for $100 on the market.  John has a great product, but he has no idea how he can market it to people and make sales.  John decides that his efforts are better put into improving his product, rather than learning how to sell it.  This is where Dave comes in.  Dave is a master online salesman.  John tells Dave that for every bottle of GetSlimNow that he sells, he’ll give him $10.  Dave is all for it, as all he has to do is sell the product, without having to worry about payment processing, fulfillment and customer service.  John loves this deal as well, as he can focus on his product and process, while still making $40 profit for every sale that Dave makes for him.  It’s a win-win for all parties involved.

Pretty nifty, right?  It is.  

There are 1,000,000 different twists that can be put on this model, but this is essentially what all affiliate marketing revolves around: someone selling someone else’s product for a commission.