Results: 17 million videos from 159 countries, including ones made by Will Smith, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg, generated 70 billion video views and raised $220 million. Zero dollars were spent to promote the challenge, and 440 million people saw it.
Choose products and services. Once you’ve chosen a niche in which to work, you’re ready to start finding products and services to promote on your platform. The products/services you choose to promote, as well as how much work you’ll have to put in, will vary depending on your chosen niche.
As we alluded to earlier, the average consumer spends five hours per day on their mobile device. But what’s even more interesting is how that time spent breaks down. As you can see in the chart below, Facebook is the clear leader with 19%.
Thank you for your clear explanation. I have been hearing about affiliate marketing but never had a clue how to program it with my youtube channel. There were always too much of everything but never the right answers. Thank you for your honesty and transparancy on how we can really get to work.
Affiliates were among the earliest adopters of pay per click advertising when the first pay-per-click search engines emerged during the end of the 1990s. Later in 2000 Google launched its pay per click service, Google AdWords, which is responsible for the widespread use and acceptance of pay per click as an advertising channel. An increasing number of merchants engaged in pay per click advertising, either directly or via a search marketing agency, and realized that this space was already occupied by their affiliates. Although this situation alone created advertising channel conflicts and debates between advertisers and affiliates, the largest issue concerned affiliates bidding on advertisers names, brands, and trademarks. Several advertisers began to adjust their affiliate program terms to prohibit their affiliates from bidding on those type of keywords. Some advertisers, however, did and still do embrace this behavior, going so far as to allow, or even encourage, affiliates to bid on any term, including the advertiser’s trademarks.
For example, if your current audience is men in their twenties and thirties on the East coast of the United States, but you’d like to see if the same demographic will engage with your content on the West coast — test the new location but keep the gender and age range constant.
Using Facebook as part of your overall marketing strategy makes smart business sense: it’s cost-effective, responsive, measurable, and puts you in direct contact with targeted consumers and prospects.
LOVED this – thank you Chris. So glad I found it just as I was about to add a store to my blog. I think it would be a better idea to just start linking to Amazon in every recipe and post! (Right?) BTW – I’ve already shared this post on G+ and LinkedIn and sent it to a bunch of friends. I always wish peeps would TELL me when they share my stuff, so here I am telling you. 🙂
[…] The Amazon Affiliates program is an absolutely wonderful way to make money (unless you live in Colorado). Though I have not personally done “a lot” with Amazon Affiliates to date I have done enough to see that Chris gives some great tip in his list of 20 tips to making money on Amazon. […]
Embrace restrictions on length and sound to create Facebook and Instagram video ads that are short, to-the-point, vibrant, and relatable. Don’t be afraid to bring in DIY methods like iPhone cameras to give your followers a window into what goes on in your day-to-day — and even household items like plants to make them feel more at home.
Figuring out which niche to target is the stumbling point for a lot of wannabe affiliates. As I mentioned in my post on how to research a niche, I’ve stumbled on some of my niches completely by chance – others I found and targeted.If you’re … Read More
That’s as simple as it gets. Just as you might write a blog post on “how to install WordPress” with an affiliate link to ThemeForest, for example, you can create a video showing the WordPress installation process and include an affiliate link in the description:
I never thought I would grow up and become a full-time blogger, haha. I graduated from college in 2010, and again in 2012 with my Masters with an emphasis in Finance. I started out as a financial analyst, and worked in that position for 3 years.
I was reading an article some months back by an affiliate marketer who said that some of his readers have told him that they always make sure they click to products through his site so that he earns the commission.
Thanks Chris – – the only other thought I had was the states that Amazon has pulled out of due to that “internet tax” issue….do you ever get concerned about this as it seemed of have really had a massive impact on those with amazon affiliate income.
Test every component of the ad in every variation that you can. This includes different edits of the video itself, the starter image for the video, copy variations, including or excluding a link in the copy, and the call-to-action at the end of the video.
All the other gurus would back each other and the novices like you and me, those who lie in bed all day, dreaming of how we could go online and make a very decent income and quit our jobs and take the vacations, get conned by these so called gurus, and money from our wallet (you will notice) will flow to ‘them’ be it in shape of SEO tactics, SEM, back links acquisitions, webpages setup, landing pages sales, mentorships, classes, plug-ins, robots, automated techniques, mailing list magic, 100% sure copy writing services, more secret recipes, analytical tools, more courses, e-books, more reading, the infamous “try harder, don’t give up now” or “shampoo-wash-rinse-repeat” mantras that are constantly pounded into your subliminal mind.
To enjoy the best returns for your small business, you should strive to target your audience as precisely as possible. Your first step should to create buyer personas that describe your ideal audience. You could create these descriptions from what you know about your current customers and general research about your audience. Click the link below to learn just how to do this.
It’s important to understand how people use Facebook. This data can inform your publishing behavior, ad targeting and other pieces of your strategy. Take a look at these Facebook stats related to how people engage with the platform:
And if you haven’t bitten the bullet to start your blog yet? I have an easy to follow tutorial that’ll walk you through the how-to of setting up a blog. If you have any questions just get in touch ([email protected]) and ask ’em!
Awesome advice. This article pointed out a lot of things that didn’t think to do. I’ve now dialed in one of my sites according to your advice, and now hopefully it will begin to perform. Thanks for the info. You’re great.
In this post I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know to start affiliate marketing on your blog, even if you’ve never made a cent online before, don’t know what affiliate marketing is, or haven’t even started to build your blog.
Find and work with affiliates. Affiliates will help grow your business and help you tap into web traffic. There are many ways to meet and engage with affiliates, but the best way to access desirable affiliates is by building a reputation for yourself. You can do this by developing a popular blog or otherwise earning a large online following, or by becoming a published author of a book or article. There are other ways of meeting affiliates, of course, and each method will vary in its success and required effort. Generally speaking, the basic course of action for acquiring affiliates typically involves one of the following methods:
But because of the consistency of creating videos, which as of today I have create 155 videos. All I have to do now is create 1 video every 2 weeks and my traffic is still consistently coming to that site.