Affiliate Marketing Tutorial for 2017

hi there my name is Ileane Smith and today I'm going to be your tour guide as we talk about affiliate marketing in 2017 and how you can make money online so stay right there that's what's coming up so I'm so glad you're able to watch this in the replay I'm really excited about this topic because I know that a lot of you guys are wondering how can you use affiliate marketing how can you start to earn an income online with affiliate marketing and affiliate marketing basically is oh hello my moderators are here my Hashtagologist Tish is here and so is Larry snow and so I really appreciate you guys for being the first ones here that's so kind of you I yes say hi to each other you know it's weird because YouTube as you know I'm on my phone right so I'm trying to get the link for this video because I don't want what's happened to me the past few weeks when I went live on my phone I was not able to capture your your comments from the chat and a super chat so I'm trying to make that I'm actually sitting at my computer but I wanted to go on the phone because I really didn't want to get into a lot of screen sharing with this particular topic I think that is something that you probably really want to talk more about then see a lot of screen sharing so let's talk about affiliate marketing and some of the options that we have out there first let me say how you make money with affiliate marketing and why it's a great way for folks who are just starting off so you're just starting off with content creation whether you're a blogger you're a youtuber you start a podcast and you don't have any of your own products to sell that's when I recommend affiliate marketing if you have your own products then you probably need to think about the best way to sell and promote those items first but if that's not working for you or if you don't have your own products you want to start with affiliate marketing and so you find an affiliate program out there and affiliate program where oh I saw somebody gave me a thumbs up so hopefully everybody will give me a like on this one so an affiliate program is where you establish an a relationship with an affiliate a company that has an affiliate program they have some type of products or software or maybe even it's a service that they're selling and because your audience is their customer base you know they they can't reach everybody on their own and you have built up a rapport the know like and trust factor with your audience and so they sort of recruit you or maybe you go looking for them and you find that product or that service that is a good fit affiliate marketing has never produced equitable dollar results for me given the time it takes to deploy and and just saying okay great so barb I do believe you have your own products – right so that was barbTUSA so once you have established a need for your audience your audience needs maybe they need a tool for example tubebuddy I'm an affiliate for two buddy and I gotta say it's one of my favorite affiliate programs – buddy's a tool that you can use to improve your YouTube channel in terms of the SEO and keeping track of all of your statistics and your growth on one YouTube okay and a lot of other YouTube gurus also are affiliates for – buddy and I know that a lot of folks in my audience want to improve their performance here on YouTube I've used the tool I really like the tool I've got results with the tool so I am more than willing to promote it as an affiliate it's something that I would never do I would never go out and build a tool for YouTube because I don't have software development skills however I have an audience of people and tsch thank you so much for sharing on your Facebook Timeline I have an audience of folks that have YouTube channels because I've done so many tutorials here about how to you know get more views on YouTube how to get better thumbnails on YouTube and all that so as a result a lot of folks that are subscribed to my channel and who will see my videos they know that I'm a – buddy affiliate and they may or may not be sure about – buddy but when they hear me give to buddy and endorsement then they figure hey if it's working for Eileen Eileen doesn't just promote any old thing because there have been some youtube tools that y'all never even heard me mention and I I either obtained them because you know they wanted me to promote so they sent me the tool and I'm like now I'm not promoting this thing so that's the affiliate relationship that you have with the affiliate program so one of the things that you can do is develop certain strategies to help you with getting more sales for that product and Oliver says he loves my laugh and I know I'm not pronouncing your name right but I'll try it Olivier maybe that's how you say it thank you dear you know there's different software there's different strategies that you can use I'll use another example okay Olivier I said it right okay I'll use another example guys besides to buddy Amazon okay and you know Amazon Jeff Bezos was just the richest person in the world for about I don't know six or seven hours so I'm sure that all of you have been customers of Amazon at some point or you've at least gone to the website searching for things and you know Amazon has all kinds of ways of reaching out to you to bring you back to the site like remarketing retargeting and all of that but they also have what they call an associate's program I think they are starting to call it affiliates program because when you log in you actually log into affiliates dot Amazon but they used to call it associates I don't know if that's an old-school terminology but as we know they sell everything literally from soup to nuts and especially with the acquisition of Whole Foods they will be selling you know but I talked about a lot of the gear like for example right now I have the rode smartlav+ microphone maverick hi how are you and that's one of the product that I endorse but it's through Amazon and there's been a lot of folks that have used my affiliate links to purchase the rode smartlav+ mic and by the way that's eileen smithcom / smart laughs or something like that i'll have the link in the description ok so you know you can oh hi it's been a while I simply love your channel I do use – buddy yay John how you doing thank you so much for coming by and telling me that so you're making me look like a winner here so let's move on to the next piece about affiliate marketing and one of the reasons why affiliate another reason why affiliate marketing is so popular is as an affiliate you kind of sort of can be a little lazy you know you didn't build the product right the company that you have the you know the affiliate program or the affiliate website that you have that relationship with they're the ones who either manufactured or produce or distribute that product or like I said earlier could be a service based business like a lot of times there are affiliate programs for insurance companies and things like that even though I don't do that because that's not my audience I don't sell car insurance or life insurance or anything like that but I do understand from my research that I've done about affiliate marketing that those products those programs those affiliate programs are very lucrative you know cuz hey everybody knows insurance ain't cheap so what happens is you get a commission or you get a split from the affiliate program that you're in now a lot of times it depends upon the level of sales that you have for example with Amazon and I don't know number details but let me just give you a general generalization say for example during the course of the month someone came to my website or they saw it on something that I shared on social media and they click through and then they purchase the product or they purchase something else because Amazon gives you a 24 hour window where if they whatever they purchase in that 24 hours after you sent them to the Amazon website then you get a commission from that so let's say for the whole course of the whole month let's say only so there were only two transactions right then I probably would get the smallest Commission level which is about 4 percent okay you'd like the video okay I see now there's three people that I'd like to thank you so you'd get you start off with four percent and there's a threshold where that will increase so let's say I had 10 people come and they or unless maybe maybe it was a little higher maybe it's 12 people okay then you would get a 6% Commission and like I said don't hold me to these numbers I'm just talking concepts here right so you get a six percent commission they have the all the software and all that to figure this out with their you know affiliate program you don't have to do any of the math you log in to your dashboard and they show you they also have something called bounties bouncies is really interested I like what I all of a sudden I see I'll see a bounty because let's say for example you guys are probably all familiar with Amazon Prime right so let's say you click on one of my links and you sign up for Amazon Prime then that's a bounty and it would not work on a commission basis let's say it might be a flat fee sometimes they do promotions so let's say it might be a flat flat fee of five dollars so the person signed up for a trial of Amazon Prime so they actually didn't even spend any money but Amazon knows the value of that potential customer and so they're willing to give their affiliates a flat fee now if you have a high volume of traffic and you're getting and sending a lot of folks over to Amazon and this is how most affiliate programs work you can negotiate a bigger Commission yeah I'm gonna say that again if you have the right volume of traffic or if you're sending the right volume of traffic to the Amazon site because Amazon will tell you how many clicks let's say you had 300 clicks but you only shipped 30 items well that's not actually a lot then that would be like a 10% conversion they tell you all of that in your dashboard and so Amazon is a good one to look at simply because they have been at this for so many years and they kind of have that structured down pat however there's a lot of folks that don't like Amazon it's very easy to get banned and kicked out of the program if you don't know some of the rules like for example you're not supposed to use email marketing to send out your Amazon links a lot of people don't know that and Amazon of course they're not gonna catch you every you know every time somebody sends out an email to their list and they click on a link for a book or something like they're not going to catch you every time you know and people go on I think it's a problem because like I've been doing that for years and didn't all of a sudden you get dinged you know Amazon also doesn't like you to have a lot of competing ads you know like a lot of Adsense which is Google Adsense I'm gonna talk about that one too today though you know that kind of thing so a lot of people are just unaware that these things can get them banned and then also Amazon is not available in every state in the US and or every country so there's all kinds of rules if you're not doing the Amazon affiliate program and you want to make money online and you haven't started doing that that's a great way to dip your toe in the water is with the Amazon affiliate program now I'll give you another example and in this particular example it's actually one of the most well thought out affiliate marketing programs and that is the one from my friends over at leadpages now if you guys aren't familiar with leadpages leadpages is a a company that sells landing page software so if you want to have a landing page where you can collect leads or you can host events and everybody can go to that landing page and you need software to create a really snazzy looking highly converting landing page then leadpages is where you want to go now of course there's all kinds of leadpages of alternatives out there and all that but one of the things that I really love about the leadpages affiliate program is that they have monthly training for their affiliates you know if they got the private Facebook group and you're not going to get that with Amazon right there as far as I know there's no Facebook group that you could go in and if folks from Amazon will be in there answering your questions you're lucky if you get a response to an email there you know sometimes but I do know a few times that some of my friends have contacted Amazon and they were able to get through but it's not like they're tick they're actually part of the community of with their affiliates whereas with leadpages there's a a Facebook group they have webinars where you can come and they will not get off the webinar until every single question of their affiliates is answered ok so that's one of the things so they give you all kinds of training materials to make sure that you understand how leadpages works and to also make sure that you know you're equipped with the tools you need to promote leadpages you know they have all kinds of banners for you every different size imaginable leadpages also has a couple of specific areas products that they sell it's not just the landing pages they also purchased a company called drip which is an email service provider sort of a competitor for Aweber and MailChimp and all of that and so you can also use the drip and be an affiliate for drip as well and there's another option that you can do with leadpages oh they have webinars for their potential customers they have that I think the last I heard Tim page who does the weekly webinars most of the time was gone for the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting the most webinars so he's pretty amazing when it comes to webinars and he's got that system down pat I love Tim I met him at yeah Tisch you you will would thought on the leadpages webinar this week it was good right yeah and I'm like I said I'm not sure if Tim's still doing him because I know he had a his he and his wife had a baby recently and I know they said he wasn't going to be doing it for a little while but I think he's back and then cuz I think the baby's probably like six or seven months old now so oh you really liked him a lot yeah Tim I met him in person he came to Philadelphia to speak at the Aweber conference and this was before they purchase drip actually a weber hasn't had the conference in two years he explained well yeah he's a pro he knows it like the back of his hand he probably could do that webinar in his sleep you know of course they change it because of the fact that they keep adding more and more products and see this is when you're looking for an affiliate program to join you want to look for a program where the folks especially if it's a software as a service which is what leadpages is where they are taking a lot of care with their product to buddy is the same way they take a lot of care you know they take care of their developers they have that community to Buddy does they have a forum there for folks to come in they reach out I just got an email from Phil who is the co-founder of two buddy or might be just a founder I don't know about the Koch because I can't think of who the other person would be he emailed me a couple weeks ago and asking me some questions and we kind of went back and forth so it's like really hands-on with those top affiliates you know so I was kind of honored I have been looking at doing something with Amazon get started John okay I do have to say and I didn't mention it earlier so let me say you do need a web site in order for you to have an Amazon because you actually have to apply for to be an affiliate with Amazon and you need a website now if you don't have a website don't don't get a set don't don't leave yet stay stay I'm going to help you you can set up a free blog on blogger or WordPress com well no I take that back you can't use WordPress calm because they don't like they don't like affiliate marketing over there but you can set up I'll just stick with blogger because I don't even know what the rules are over there on medium but blogger is free so you can set up a blog over there and I know anybody who's watching this on youtube you know you all you have to do is just go over to the blogger link and you know you already have you already signed into your Google account if you're signed in here on YouTube and you know start up a site and John I think John said he has one so but I just wanted to remind you guys they want to know that you have some kind of traffic that you have some kind of audience and good good that's great John he says he does so you know it it's not like they're gonna stalk you for a week and making sure you're getting comments on your blog or anything like that they just want to see that you have a domain registered and that it's alive domain not like you know it doesn't go to some kind of a page that says this domain is coming soon or something like that so they do want to see that so I give Amazon credit for that they don't just let anybody who's got an email address become an affiliate you need to have a website and you know that only makes sense guys it's totally fair considering that they want you to prove that you have an audience you know and really social media is fine and all of that and you could probably use Facebook to do a lot of affiliate marketing for your Amazon products could you put some info up about it sure yes I'm in my youtube Church thank you Tish hashtag I mean YouTube church you know and I think that Amazon they know that a lot of youtubers as well are you know promoting their products but there's also like a little disclaimer if you in a description of any of my videos you'll see that you got a you're supposed to let people know that those links are affiliate links and I know a lot of folks don't do it and you know Amazon doesn't really think about enforcing that until you get a lot of sales and then that's when they want to look and see do you disclose to people that you those links are affiliate links and so there is a little disclosure when you log into your affiliate dashboard you'll see there's an area where you can grab that disclosure policy and it's just like three or four sentences says I am an alum as an affiliate and if you click any links I will earn a small commission yada yada yada something like that two sentences that nobody will ever read ba sorry I just kicked the tripod I thought I had everything in nice frame – let me put that back so guys I haven't seen anybody ask any questions except John does anybody have any questions so far about affiliate marketing and affiliate programs I have some words to tell you you ready you ready for you the next i'li frame is right thank you I got a new hashtag yo Aileen frame is right okay so now let's say you have that blog you have that YouTube channel you have that podcast you're all signed up with Amazon you already got your leadpages and I just usually pages cuz that's what I like but maybe it's something else I just looked and saw who sent me Commission checks less last week or last month maybe uh maybe it was last week anyway – buddy Amazon which I guess free products all the time on Amazon and leadpages so that's why I'm using those as an examples isn't that smart of me okay so you have this content hub right we talked about content hub Amazon and YouTube oh yes I got a little check from YouTube too so that is a forum even though I said I wasn't going to get really into the Adsense program but in a way that's amp adsense is unique because and it's it's more like an ad network it's not really an affiliate and the reason why is because it's all random you don't even know who those advertisers are that are how do I get started with which one with Adsense John first tell me what country are you in good question yeah I got a check from YouTube too yay it took two months to get it cuz with YouTube has a payout with Adsense you have to reach reach the threshold of 100 dollars before you get a payout so it took me two months to reach the 100 dollar limit well I actually was over $100 but I think when the prior month I was just short of like maybe by 5 bucks or something like that I was like wow so that's how that works so how do you I'm waiting for more questions from John to but I'm ready to move on to the next section that I wanted to talk about now creating your content took me 8 months for mine working prop but Larry you know what I'm so sorry I didn't realize I'm didn't think in yes congratulations that's probably your first time getting and a payment from Adsense that is fantastic it just goes to show what hard work and dedication you know and that's not even about how much money it's the fact that once you get that first payment it kicks in don't ask me to explain it it's just like you get the ball rolling ok and then it starts kicking in and you just start seeing that it becomes more frequently you know it might not the first I'm down from a year and a half for $100 down to eight months okay hey Jan how you doing sorry this is my first time I have no problem John no problem but just make sure you know come back and answer the question when you said how do I get started John I just want to make sure I understand how you get started with what with Amazon with I had since I really don't want to talk about because ad says this can be a slippery slope sometime okay so on Amazon okay you got to have the website John he wants to know how to get started on Amazon great so you got you need to have that website so if you don't have a blog you said you have a blog already good or you have a website then you just go over to you can google Amazon Associates Program or Amazon affiliate program on Google and you'll see that link there and then it'll guide you through the process I'll fill out the application but I can tell you right now what they're going to ask you on the application there one there want to know what your website is I don't know if they still ask you how many how many visits do you get per month they might still ask that but they want to know what your topic is they want to know like say for example you may do gaming so you're going to say you know you talk about gaming consoles you talk about I don't know what else to say about gaming gaming manuals cuz books that's a no matter what topic you cover in this whole wide world that's why Amazon is so perfect for everybody there's a book for everything and if there is no book you write a book and put it up on Amazon photography oh okay and housepainter oh great wait that's that's excellent so that means you've got all the photography equipment and gear and you know that you can be you know just promote through your content and so that's the next thing I wanted to Oh Larry's awesome so it's HTTP affiliate – program dot amazon

com yes Larry that's why you moderator man you alright thank you honey okay so what are you going to write or talk or do videos about what are your topics because you don't want to just put up a blog post that says I'm an Amazon affiliate please come and click my link before you buy anything on Amazon that's not gonna work you know these products or services or software or whatever you want to have experience with them so that you can speak from experience so you're gonna do say some kind of review or you're gonna at least talk about it so what I've been doing is using a site called answer the public and now I did a tutorial about this most of you guys probably didn't see and I'll probably will post it again I did share with my patrons over on patreon but I also uploaded it on my Facebook page a while ago and I heard Pat Flynn talking about it the other day and I was thinking and everybody was just like freaking out because Pat Flynn talked about it in his webinar Larry thank you though he just posted the link answer to public dot-com and it was so amazing to me cuz I looked at the date when I did the video about it and that was a year ago and I'm thinking everybody was just flipping out in Pat Flynn's webinar last week and he did a podcasting webinar I love Pat Flynn and if he has an affiliate program I want to join it because honestly I don't think there anybody else to learn podcasting from a better person to learn podcasting from then Pat Flynn but any of it that's neither here nor there answer the public is what I want to talk about because this is a site you can go to look for topics that you want to cover and also the keywords that you want to use Oh cliff has outstanding programs – he's kind of pricey cliff is so I you know I love cliff too you know I met both of them at social media marketing or actually I've known cliff long or cliff has known me know who I am like Pat was kind of like I think I know her I mean I could tell he had that look on his face like I think I know who this is you got the link thanks Larry all John I'm so glad you're here when Larry's here and Tisha's here and barb is here and I'm there's somebody else here – who hasn't said anything yet because you know I love the community and seeing you guys all you know conjugate together so make sure you click on those dots and follow each other's YouTube channel now that we know that you're into photography and painting John then you know what I gotta be honest with you and I do have my glasses on just based on you're at your avatar John I thought you were a gamer so I have to look at it again on desktop but I just want to let you know that you may not want people thinking that you're a gamer maybe it's just my eyesight and what I'm saying it reminds me I still need to try to get that link for this live video and it still does not say that I'm live wait yeah okay I found it sure okay because I want to get these comments this time I'm gonna get my that link for that chat I'm glad y'all said something cuz then that reminded me I need to get over here and grab that link okay so answer the public I'll give you an example of what I'm talking about I like to even though I'm not screen sharing right now oh I see your avatar a little bit better now that I'm looking at it okay I know what it is because you have that tint that orange tint and I actually thought that was like a fire because I've seen a lot of gamers use that look like they're on fire you just need to change the tint that's all let make it your regular conjugate become temporary United in order to exchange genetic material just say thank you okay yeah just put the regular image up um you do what you want to do that's just my opinion and I figured since you were here you might want to hear that from me because I I got confused so I used answer the public today what did I do you go over answer to public you type in your keyword into the box and I always changed the country because it gives you a little pulldown menu and the only thing going to pull down menu is different countries so I'm gonna assume everybody that's in the room now would want to use us okay or not less Olivier is still here then he would want to use France if he's in France or Canada I'm not sure anyway let's just say us okay can I can I get that so when I typed in affiliate marketing here are some of the results that I got John's in Vermont Vermont okay good and you owe Johnson he did just change this picture yet another picture a minute ago so I actually have another tool that I use in combination with answer the public that's called keywords everywhere and this is the secret sauce I'm going to have to do it tutorial and I show you how to use keywords everywhere but really quickly and I'm not trying to change my frame because everything is all set up really cool right now so I can't show y'all what this site looks like but the bottom line is at the there is different visualizations that they give you they give you the questions oh yeah that's right Larry is near you John okay answer the public calm and and actually Larry posted it okay so they will give you the questions so it's like the hub-and-spoke kind of thing so like a bicycle in the center of the bicycle is the word affiliate market even though it doesn't look like a bicycle this is what it reminds me of and then it uses words like how why when where what who which and it tells you what people are searching for when you you got a question okay hang on polo King you can type your question because I actually have it up on my desktop too so I'll come back to it but type it and I'll come back to it okay so for example why affiliate marketing works that's what happens when you combine the word Y with the term affiliate marketing and I did explain why affiliate marketing works and then what what is affiliate marketing example what is an affiliate marketing program all of that right then there's also a section for prepositions so its affiliate marketing like or affiliate marketing for without with versus and it gives you examples so you would use these as your topics those suggestions are also great for YouTube tags yeah if they are you can use them for tags but you can also use them as your titles of your blog posts okay so after you do the prepositions then it also gives you an alphabetical listing and tisha saying very true Larry so true that Ally's so here's the thing about the keywords everywhere okay if someone does not have a youtube account and they watch your videos does that count as a view when they watch your videos yes it still counts as a view Yankee outdoor adventurer you're in the house and I'm glad you came because you're a perfect person for using this tool call answer the public but it works for YouTube but I would still use to buddy over this because this is the wait a minute kick the tripod again this is the part where my other tool call keywords everywhere comes in and I'm gonna take a sip of water a lot of these keywords that come up and answer the public are not ones that people actually purchase on Adsense okay so they may not be profitable keywords okay now I know you're not gonna use at I should say Adwords you're not using AdWords or anything like that but this tool keywords everywhere gives you a little extra because it tells you how much money people are spending big companies that have big budgets invested in AdWords one on the Google search page right they're spending for example this is why you heard me say earlier let me look at one of the ones that's really high affiliate marketing strategies people are paying between five dollars and thirty cents just to bid one AdWords for that keyword another one that was kind of high affiliate marketing programs I know you guys heard me mention that term these three times and that just made for people are paying between $4 and 50 for cents and 71 cents for that term affiliate marketing programs so answer the public gives you all the things that people searching for and then keywords everywhere tells you the top money-making words that's what we're talking about making money right we're only talking about making money I'm not saying for you to go out and buy AdWords ads but these are the ones that you really want to make sure you create content with these words in their affiliate marketing 2017 four dollars and 42 cents and 39 cent guess what the title of this video is any guesses no guesses affiliate marketing 2017 can I get a hashtag can I get a hashtag it is important to say the words in the video that you put in tags it's helpful it's not always important because sometimes it's just sometimes you'll find these words are very awkward and it just doesn't flow with the normal conversation and I don't know why there you go my boy Brian is here yes Brian from ring lawncare woop woop I fire boo yes so you got a no space in between affiliate marketing ring-a-ding yeah thank you thank you so much for being here Brian so yes Yankees that's a important question sometimes oh and Andy's here – oh my gosh hi Ellie little hashtag is silly little hashtag me so be creative yes okay so I'll give you a couple of more without telling you how guys how much money they're being offered for I don't I don't agree answer the public shares what people are searching but rather ideas for phrases to use Oh silly little hashtag okay man two different things that I just read out there guys now he says I don't agree answer the public shares where people are searching for okay well you would you know what you could do Larry whenever you get a chance I'm not trying to encourage you to leave this room right now but you could actually go and see what it says in a description of answer to public but okay affiliate marketing 2017 that's the hash tag yes okay so a couple other ones that were profitable for affiliate marketing are affiliate marketing strategies this is an affiliate marketing strategy how meta is that affiliate marketing website affiliate marketing online and when I saw that I was like oh yeah I got to use that because there are affiliate marketing programs that are offline but what we're talking about today is online affiliate marketing or affiliate marketing one line right there's a lot of affiliate marketing programs that take place offline but we're not talking about Ponzi schemes and you're Andrew hatchets tsch can you spank him no that's right y'all in different states Oh in Chicago and down south for Tennessee too far okay so let me tell you what else I looked up because you know I know what we were going to talk about right I knew my favorite I told you guys my favorite programs are to buddy and leadpages so I gotta be honest when I looked up to buddy to buddy not so much people weren't really paying for AdWords campaigns for two buddy but they were still able to identify two buddy forums to buddy for Chrome I think it was two buddy not working – buddy free trial – bunny Safari tags reddit affiliate – buddy coupon co but there was no money in it so it's okay because the point is that folks will sign up for that free and that's probably why there's no money people aren't really spending money with AdWords for – buddy because – buddy's really a free extension so you know what I mean a lot of people are signing up for the free thing and they never upgrade so I don't think people want to take chances on that so they're not spending money and AdWords but you're still getting all these titles to see what people are searching for so last but not least let's just look at what I found for leadpages because actually leadpages came through with more money than affiliate marketing you know I'm I'm trying to teach by doing so you guys saw me do some of these things and talk about some of these things and you guys know I don't even use MailChimp well you may not know but I'll tell you I have never used MailChimp I always thought that you know it's free but why would I want to use a free email service provider that's just my thinking I just feel like it's free is something's wrong with it oh and I heard horror stories from people getting their mail chimp shut down because they were using affiliate marketing and MailChimp they seem to be a little foggy sometimes they allow it sometimes they don't doesn't matter the number one most lucrative keyword out there is leadpages MailChimp and that's eight dollars and 71 cents according to keywords everywhere I'm not making this up there's another one leadpages alternatives guys hurt me mention that as well so see you can do it naturally does a blog work better than a website it doesn't matter as far as its affiliate marketing it doesn't matter website or blog just that you have to have content on there so how much traffic do you need on your website for Amazon to work for you and how to get more driven views for it I don't know this specific traffic level but I would think that you would need at least like 50 visits a day to get started and I don't know how but that translates into per month you know let's say a thousand visits per month let's just say I'm not sure and that's just my guesstimate I don't know what the parameters that that Amazon applies when you when you fill out your application I don't know what they consider as a good volume because it's not always about the numbers it's about the quality of the traffic you know especially if since you're into photography that means you sell big-ticket items or when I say you sell you're gonna talk about the cameras that you use right so if you're into photography I'm going to assume that you have at least one high-end camera or even if you don't you have one that you want that you've been eyeing that you know the specs for that you can talk about the specs and you can say you know if you use my link maybe one day I'll have enough money to get this camera okay so your that's big-ticket items whereas earlier I was talking about the books the books are smaller ticket items you know Kindle books there's a bunch of Kindle books out there they're only $099 not to mention that they have the free ones as well right so they might not be as lucrative but I'm sure when it comes to photography there are some books not Kindle books but books they have a big price tag so it may be okay with them that you have a small amount of traffic alright and you know all the techniques for driving traffic to your website your blog or what ever property you have that's just all SEO stuff they'll really teach I gotta be honest with you I hate SEO but social media can also help you get traffic okay so I'll think I'm gonna find one more on the lead pages there's another tool that I actually never used before call Unbounce but I meant that guy Ali from Unbounce they also do leap landing pages and so another one of the high paying keywords for that is leadpages versus Unbounce so I just took you through that exercise guys to show you that this is a way that you can find topics to write about or if you're doing videos to do videos about or if you're doing a podcast to do your podcast about or even if it's not the main title of your content these are the things that you weave into the content now let's talk about since our friend Yankees outdoors is here he does a lot of hiking I'm sure he's got all kinds of tools right he's got some probably some night lights or something he's probably got some bug spray and you know not to mention all the other gear everything he's wearing while he's doing his hiking right each one of those items you could put right through the answer the public find out the ones that could you know be more lucrative especially you can use brand names right so it's not just the pocket knife it's the Swiss Army knife pocket knife you follow me Yankees you got me I mean you just got a new sub okay great you guys you know I love when you guys connect with each other so like I owe your hats I love the hats at Yankees wears and there was another thing that you had on that it wasn't the boots I didn't get a chance to see the booth was a vest you wearing in one of the videos I think I commented on it and I will go after that brand name you know and I would show the vest one of the reasons why when I'm out here camping subit okay and Jan asked us up in to everybody and please sub to Janice because one day we're going to get her on video and Jan even if you don't make videos where you on camera you can do voiceover on your videos okay and we're gonna talk about that and you and I and probably need to sit down and talk about that whenever you're ready you just email me all right you let me know when you're ready and so you this is that's how you would do that Yankees you know and that's for any everybody even with the photography for John you want to talk about not just the gear equipment that you're using but when you go out on a photo shoot you want to have a certain bag right the bag that you put all your gear in or voiceovers are great I have a voice for radio a face for radio Andrew okay Yankee saying great ideas that's right Andrew here's something else Andrew your videos are really good so I think you guys are one of the path to at least thinking about you know start off with apply for Amazon you know and if you find ok Yankees is a perfect example I'm going to use yours example for this Yankees because he's doing the outdoor thing right hiking gear right he could go to one of those companies let's just say there's this pair of pants that he wants some kind of a cargo pants that he can put his knives and all that stuff in there right and he wants them but they're two hundred dollars and he's not going to spend $200 for these pants right he could go to them and say look I I have this channel on YouTube if you don't think you have enough subscribers don't even mention that tell them to come and watch your videos because I know if I'm sitting there I'm mesmerized by them they would be too because this is their stuff right and just tell them come over I have a youtube channel come on and I was just wondering if I could have some of your pants to show in my youtube videos and see this is how you start to build the relationships you know we talked about these affiliate programs but remember it's about relationships too and mesmerise hashtag eileen mesmerized Thank You Tish yeah and so built relationships with these you know you know some of these companies maybe have already have an affiliate team set up somebody who deals with affiliates all the time and then some of these other companies may be small you know it's like their cousin deals with the affiliate Martin and they don't know he's waiting for you to tell them how much is $50 a video okay Oh social Bluebook social Bluebook is another thing you can use connect your YouTube account your Instagram your Twitter your Facebook page and I don't know if it works but LinkedIn or not alaria if you're still here I would love if you could just post that link just just social Bluebook calm and they will show you just give you an idea of how much a post on any of your social platforms or on your blog or website is worth they have some kind of an algorithm that they use and I'll be sure to put that link in the description for those of you watching and replay and you know I've taken screenshots I'll post a screenshot over on my Facebook page today of my latest social Bluebook I'm gonna write myself a note because I'm saying it now so you just go to the basic blog tips Facebook page and look for social Bluebook Thank You Larry you are still there okay great and you want to connect your Twitter to start and then you can connect your YouTube Instagram and all the other stuff that I said earlier and I'm just going to put a screenshot I think I think my most oh actually I think I have the screenshot on my desktop but it was from about a couple weeks ago and I kept saying I'm gonna post this but I never did okay YouTube according to social boot blue bit book ya know anybody can join you just it's just us it's kind of like a service so it's one of those tools kind of like to buddy where but you never have to pay for it but it's just something there to give you some guidance how much like okay I'm gonna read out what I have let me just finish right in his note social Bluebook or the screenshot that I took I just took my youtube statistics so it tells me you know gives you your basic statistics what your how many subscribers you have your viewership it gave me a C – that's because it doesn't know about y'all yeah after this I'll probably be up to a c-plus it gives you the age country and all that but then it tells you how much you could make from doing a dedicated video okay based on what their little algorithm that they're using so because if I did a dedicated video that's my suggested price that I should say to you know whoever this is in whatever company that I want to do a video for would be $60 but my on the low end it would be 13 and on the high end it's a hundred and five and this is YouTube I think my twitter was probably even more I think my Twitter was up to 130 dollars for tweet um and then they do other things not just dedicated upload but they do something like what's the other thing they do I mention not you know not where I'm just doing a whole video that's just talking about a specific tool but where I'm mentioning them like I could go even even though I'm already affiliate for leadpages I could go to them and say hey I mentioned you in my video how much money would you give me but like I said do many pages is not a good example but this is what you would do for somebody especially if they don't already have a program in place you could take them to social Bluebook and show them what social Bluebook says that you're worth you got me on that one guys so there's some of the tools oh okay I have it here so all I have to do now is login and I can tell you guys it's one of my other one of the other options they add besides just a dedicated a dedicated upload okay a shout-out a direct link or an activity fee promotion so for a dedicated shoutout now I'm down to $99 last month I was a puppet 105 before a shout-out I could get $35 a direct link $10 an activity feed promotion $5 wrong even have Activity Feed here so $38 per upload for you on YouTube yes don't forget to put these links up later please I won't I won't forget and that's why I'm glad I have this chat yeah I'll post them in the description and when you come back and leave a comment on the video to John since you don't want me to forget uh-huh okay so let's see I think like I said I think Twitter is my best and yes I was right Twitter I could get right now 125 dollars for a tweet or it says direct link I don't know what's the difference between that and let's see let's do it see what my Instagram is doing my Instagram is like 29 dollars and 73 cents Facebook page is 20 bucks my daughter's Facebook page is 40 bucks I need to use her page no but see now remember way back in the beginning of this and for those of you who are here affiliate marketing is really good when you don't have your own products okay now my daughter she has her own products she's got her own business and she also has a book coming out she's working on the anti hustle book be sure you get your pre-order you go to better than successcom slash anti hustle so she's not gonna be talking about a whole bunch of other books she has in the past and her podcast she's talked about some other books but now the only book she's gonna be talking about is an anti hustle book right in her podcast so you guys gotta keep that in mind that doesn't mean when you do get a product or when you get to the point where you have your own thing to sell be it an e-book or you know you wind up landing and deal with somebody where you get you know your name you know like it would be Yankees outdoor adventures Lantern okay I see you're getting the whole line ring-a-ding-ding is here too right Brian better not write about that auntie grindin yes yo you know what Brian is a great business owner so see he's another example right because he does long-case got a huge lawn care business but not like my friend right and he's got a lawn care business but he's you know he's mowing people's lawns whereas Brian is you know he got people in the big giant you know they sit down and so he could endorse any of those sit-down mowers right and make Commission or like I said because of where Brian is in his business zero turn mowers okay where he is in his business he could be looking for landing a deal where he's got his name where it would be ring-a-ding-ding or ring-a-ding that's cuz that says you know that's his little hashtag lawn mower you know and he's got his family business with his sons okay so you got to start somewhere though so this is where you start with affiliate marketing and you watch these companies too you know like Amazon uses that remarketing man they wrote the book on that you know anytime you watch you go looking at something on Amazon even if it's not in your size that thing is gonna follow you around the internet that's why it's great to be in their affiliate program because once you send somebody over there they do all the rest of the work thank you it's fine we know each other okay great right right Amazon does all the work that's why they only give us 24 hour cookie and you know what I didn't talk at length about that so this is a good time to bring that up Amazon has that 24 hour cookie so you which means that when I send you over to Amazon if you go over to Amazon right now from one of my links that you'll see in the description of this video after 24 hours all bets are off you know Amazon doesn't recognize it because they have such a huge network and because you know they've got ads all over the place so they only credit you for 24 hours but most affiliate programs when you're shopping around for an affiliate program or if you're negotiating a deal with someone you would never accept those 24 hour terms okay it should be more like 30 days or 90 days for lifetime for example with leadpages somebody could click my link and not buy leadpages for a year that still should be credited to me I do believe and then if it even if that's not the case in my head it is you know it sounds good anyway but if you're shopping around and you're decide trying to determine should I go with this vendor or that vendor I like both of their products you go with the one that gives you the longest cookie right y'all know what the cookie is that tracking cookie where they know that person click to your link so you go with the one that's giving you the highest Commission the highest commission rate and the longest cookie okay because like I said I probably wouldn't have said that one 24-hour deal from anybody else except Amazon as you can't you know what I mean who else your gonna go to who's got as many products as I have I'm an affiliate of another another big-box retailer they're not as online as Amazon right they're more like you know bricks and mortar store that we all know and one that I'm always talking about that I love and I go to all the time and I'm not gonna say who it is because I'm gonna say something bad haven't sold not one dime and I shared their stuff all the time and I've been an affiliate with them almost a year and a half not one sale so I don't know if that's because their ads are not attractive or if people you know ignore their ads when they see me post to them or what and or if their affiliate tracking is not working it could be that too but it's nothing for me to do sleep over because I really don't care you know it's not like I got my heart and soul into this program but sometimes when it comes to amazon has that same product why should i promote their link when i can promote the amazon link i know i got a better chance right okay guys so you guys got any more questions let me see if I missed anything my signal is real bad today I think oh okay Yankees so get a quick answer out of me sorry no problem huh Yankees is we know each other okay I think I answer all better not right about that anti grinded yeah well ringing ding has his own hashtag hashtag keep grinding ring-a-ding everyone knows Amazon tisha saying great show yeah cuz I'm about to wrap things up I got to start making web hosting wordpress video so I can use my affiliates yeah I actually started promoting site ground instead of Hostgator yep and I'll I will blame that one may Anna man Anna where are you I'm blaming that on you because me Anna supports or I shouldn't say she supports she has nice things to say about site ground in comparison to Hostgator and so because man is a trusted expert may Anna Stephenson blog aid by the way for those who really want the lowdown one security of your WordPress site and all that you want to go to blog aid and she's got a fantastic YouTube channel as well as a blog have a great day honey thank you and it was awesome and yeah check out that anchor app to Yankees Adventures that's good for when you have low bandwidth and then yeah ha she's so hyper Andrew said she loves me Anna yeah Yankees check out anchored FM and make sure you watch my tutorial it's an audio app that you can use to talk about your adventures you can search your podcasts and it's free right now so get on there anchor fm it works really good when you have no bandwidth because it's only audio so you might want to check that for foreground has been excellent with me Jan asks have you tried the anchor yet try anchor I am I'm hearing a lot of people that are on there that have you know that are impaired so they loved it they loved that episodes anchored FM and it's Android and it's on iPhone and I I have met I've been using it for what three weeks most of most of the month of July so let's say four weeks even though it was it was more than that I mean less than that I probably met 10 people that are you know they love the app so yeah back to site ground yes site ground as opposed to Hostgator even though most of my stuff is on Hostgator I do have some one site ground so anchor FM will do and look it up next yeah and you can watch my video if your but it's easy it's super easy it's not like you got to watch a long tutorial you just get on there sign in and start talking evidence style and have script ready okay good good good good good good Jan and just email me Jan if you have any questions about it okay oh I see site ground has been excellent for you gene you know that's the autocorrect on iPhone I know you are our iPhone right Jan I hope you're using iPhone cuz iPhone as much would be much better so I even though that all the transcription on it is sucks even when I'm talking to Sirius like how come you never know what I'm saying I don't get that it seems like they will be working on that a little bit better you know Google has that down oh good yes I felt great good good good good good okay ladies and gents Larry super cute Sunday all Larry you are swell Oh cyber hugs we got new hair shake now super cute Sunday Thank You Larry you're amazing oh my gosh yeah so let me do it just do a quick wrap-up I talked about affiliate marketing I talked about affiliate marketing programs and how to you know evaluate affiliate marketing programs and use some of the strategies I showed you answer the public and how you can use that in combination with another Chrome extension call keywords everywhere it's really a Chrome extension but it's very simple but they do want your email address and then at the bottom of the answer the public screen where you get all your content ideas they show you the AdWords spend so it's a quick way to see which one of these keywords would it be probably a better investment of my time with making content and Thank You Johnny buddy saying that it was nice as always and so we talked about that we talked about you know the different keywords you need to use and how we can use the social Bluebook to evaluate our possible or even negotiate our possible deals with some of these advertisers that we see that we want to promote their product you know we talked about also being having integrity in your mark in your affiliate marketing you know you want to use products or you want to promote products that you use or that you familiar with and if you're not directly familiar with you've at least researched them you like we talked about the photography and the cameras even if it's the camera that you've actually never used because you can't afford it yet but you've done all your research you've compared it to one you had in the past and you know you've watched videos you've done some reading and all of that you talked about how the advantages of starting with Amazon affiliate program even though the Commission's are small but we also talked about to buddy where the Commission's are big you know two buddies Commission's is like 50% guys so this is for anybody and this is my last call to action everybody in this room should sign up for the two buddy affiliate program because they give you and there's no fee to sign up or anything like that and you don't have to have the pay program everybody who can sign up get that extension for chrome you can sign up for that affiliate program because there's 50% Commission's ok so you really can't beat that you know they have the freemium model there's two buddy oh my link is eileen smithcom / – buddy eileen that's IL e a and e eileen smithcom / – buddy ok yes and also yeah i always put a card I will put a YouTube card here for – buddy I learned a long time ago that there on the left side so that's another tip for you guys a random tip when you want to put a YouTube card up you can always point use your left hand and point and that's where the cards show up on the left hand side now if it just so happens to show up on the right I'm screwed

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