5 Easy Ways To Discover Hot Niches

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The Internet is full of blogs and websites that started out well, but over time just fizzled out. In many cases, it’s because the business owner didn’t take the time required to research their intended niche carefully to determine whether it was a paying one.

They didn’t do the research on who their ideal customer would be, or determine who their main competitors would be before they jumped in completely.

These days, anyone can start an online business with just an idea, a few dollars, and a website. However, not many will be able to stay in business unless they have discovered a profitable niche that has a large-paying market that will cover their expenses and time each month.

There is nothing worse than wasting your time and effort chasing a niche market that looks promising but proves to be unprofitable.

The following five steps will help you to discover whether the niche you want to work in is a paying one before you even try to register what seems like a great new domain name or launch a blog.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a new online business but have yet to do your research on the market, use the following action steps to ensure that you know your niche thoroughly, so you can avoid wasting your time and money on trying to start an online business in an unprofitable niche.

Step One: Identify Your Passions and Interests

If you haven’t already identified your interests and what you are passionate about, this is where you will want to start. Being in business for yourself is anything but easy, and at some point, you are going to be tested.

If you own a business that you don’t care about, chances that you’ll quit when the going gets tough increases substantially. This is especially true if you are a first-time business owner.

This doesn’t mean that you need to find the perfect fit. You just need to be passionate about some aspect of running the business.

Having even, a single aspect of the business that you are passionate about will increase the odds that you’ll stick with it, even when you face challenges. If you don’t care about the topic, you may not be able to sustain your motivation that is needed to persevere.

The first step you need to take is to write down ten areas that you are passionate about or that you have a topical interest in. If you are having trouble doing this, here are a few prompts to help you figure it out.

  • What do you like to do in your free time? What activities do you look forward to participating in when you’re not doing it?
  • What kinds of magazines do you subscribe to? Are there any topics that you like to learn about?
  • What clubs and organizations do you participate in?

Step Two: Identify Problems You Can Solve

Once you’ve identified ten things that you are passionate about, you can start narrowing down your options. If you want to create a profitable business, you need to find problems that your target audience is experiencing, and then take the time to determine whether you can solve them.

If you aren’t sure how to figure this part of the process out, here are several things that you can do to help you identify problems in specific niches.

  • Work with members of your target audience to get their input. Have one-on-one conversations with members of your target audience and ask specific questions that will help you to uncover specific pain points.
  • Look at online forums. Get online and look for forums that are related to the niches that you are considering. Search through the discussions that are taking place. Try to determine common questions that members are asking and trying to find out what problems they are having.
  • Conduct keyword research. Use the Google Trends and Google AdWords tools to explore a variety of different keyword combinations. Doing this can help you identify specific search terms that are related to pain points that your target audience may be experiencing.

Step Three: Research Your Competition

Having competition isn’t always a bad thing. If you find that the niche you are looking at has some competition, it may mean that you’ve found a niche that will be profitable.

However, you need to thoroughly analyze the competing sites to see if there is a place in the niche for another business. To start with, you’ll want to create a new spreadsheet and log all of the competing websites that you can find.

Next, you’ll want to analyze each site to figure out if there is still an opportunity for you to stand out from the rest of the crowd and build a profitable business. You need to determine whether or not you can still rank on Google with the keywords you’ve chosen.

Figure out if there is still a way that you can differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd and create a unique offer. Here are several different ways that you can enter a niche market and still find success even if there are already a number of sites that are serving the market.

  • You can easily outrank your competition if their sites contain low-quality content. If other business owners aren’t creating high-quality content that serves the target audience, you still have a chance to build a successful business in that niche.
  • Many sites have a lack of transparency. Many new business owners have been able to completely disrupt entire industries by creating a transparent and authentic presence in a market where other sites are considered faceless and overly corporate.
  • If you’ve discovered a keyword that has a relatively high volume of searches, but little paid advertising or competition, there is an opportunity for a new business owner to upset the market. The lack of paid competition can create tremendous opportunities.

Step Four: Determine the Profitability of Your Niche

By now, you should have a good idea about which niche you would like to get into. While you may not have completely narrowed down your list to a single topic, you’ve likely found a couple of ideas that you feel pretty good about.

Now, you will need to try and get an idea of how much you can potentially make in the niche. A great place to start your search is Clickbank. Clickbank is a market platform for vendors to sell their digital products. It is the largest affiliate-marketing network for digital products like software, eBooks, and membership sites.

You can use the site to browse the top products in your category. If you are unable to find any offers in a particular niche, it isn’t a good sign. It could be a sign that no one has been able to monetize the niche. You want to find categories that turn up a decent number of products, but not an overabundance of products.

During your research, make notes of price points, so you can know how you need to price your own products in order to stay competitive.

You’ll also want to keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to have a product offering of your own to start your business.

You can partner with a product’s creator, advertisers, and site owners in your niche to start making commissions by selling their products while you work on your own unique solution.

Step Five: Test Your Idea

Now that you are armed with the information you need to choose a niche, the only thing left for you to do is test your idea.

One easy way to do this is to create a landing page for the pre-sales of the product you are developing. Then you can use different advertising and marketing methods to drive traffic to your landing page.

If you don’t get enough pre-sales, do become discouraged. You may still be in a viable niche, but either your message isn’t quite right, or you haven’t found the right offer.

You should begin to leverage A/B split testing, so you can optimize your conversions and determine whether or not there is anything stopping your target audience from taking action and buying your products.

Final words

Once you’ve determined that the niche you’ve chosen and the product your offering is viable, you’ll want to begin to develop a fully functioning website. You’ll want to include a blog on the site, so you can begin to generate more traffic and boost your revenue.

You’ll want to keep in mind that there isn’t necessarily a perfect process for finding the perfect niche. You’ll need to do your homework and continue to move forward.

If you find yourself stuck in the planning phase, you’ll never get around to starting and won’t find yourself on the path to success. As an entrepreneur, simply having a great idea isn’t enough, you have to learn how to become a good starter if you want to be successful.

 

What You Need To Do In Order To Actually Make Money Online

Most people who try to make money online fail, there are many reasons for that one of them is that they fail to do the few things. That is why today I am going to share with you what you need to do in order to actually make money online.

What You Need To Do In Order To Actually Make Money Online

Pick one niche

The first step of making money online is choosing your niche. You need which market are you going to serve as an online entrepreneur, some of the most profitable niches include weight loss, personal growth and how to make money.

Learn more about your niche

After picking a niche you will need to do a little research about it, you need to find out who are the top influencers in your niche, find out best youtube channels on your niche, social media influencers, big bloggers, etc, with a simple google search you can find all the information you need.

The main aim of this is to find out which type of content in your niche gets more engagements ie likes, shares, and comments.

Start producing content

So now you have an idea on what kind of content the audience in your niche like to consume go on and create similar content.

Just pick which medium you can use to share your content, in this case, it can be a blog for written content, a podcast for a spoken content or youtube for video content.

Build your following

So now you have a marketing channel, you need to encourage people to follow you in your social media accounts and subscribe to your email list.

You can use an incentive by giving something of great value for free so that they can join your email list and follow you on social media.

Find a mentor

After having some success, it is time to find a real mentor, yes you can purchase a product from someone but that does not make them your mentor. You need someone that can actually have a private coaching section with you.

I don’t recommend to do this when you don’t have any kind of the result, this is because, in order to get a serious mentor, you need to show that you are serious in this business too and the results are the only when to do that.

Seek feedback

In order to go in the right direction, you will need to seek feedback from anywhere you can it. People who consume your content is a good place to start, find out which kind of content bring more traffic, social media shares, and interaction and create more of it.

If you have a mentor, also you can ask feedback from them, if you don’t have a mentor join a facebook group of like-minded people and seek feedback from them.

Act and change

This is the most important factor, in order to succeed in this business or in anything in life you will need to take action and adjust according to the feedback you get from your prospects, fellow marketers and mentors, adapt yourself and your content accordingly.

Get over disappointment

This is a real-world, you will get disappointed, you can trust me on this. You will get mean comments, you send emails and no one opens them, no one consumes your content, no sales, you invest in a product and they underdeliver, you make a commission and they don’t pay you, things can get bad very quickly in this business.

Any of those can happen to you and sometimes they can happen at the same time, you need to learn how to learn to let them go and keep moving on.

Final words

Those are things that you need to do in order to actually make money online if you’re new or not yet to make your first sale online you can check out this video as you will get the exact steps you will need to do in order to start making money online.

Affiliate Marketing Predictions for 2020

Today is the start of a new year and a brand-new decade, for me this year has been like two years, I had a rough start of the year but around June things changed a lot and I am very grateful for this.

Affiliate Marketing Predictions for 2020

Each year there are some trends and new things in online business area and affiliate marketing, here are my affiliate marketing predictions for 2020.

Influencers will be more important

Influencers are very important part of online marketing; they have a lot of followers and they use that advantage to make money. I think in 2020, influencers will be even bigger so if do you want to get a piece of pie it is time to start becoming an online influencer.

Voice searches will increase

The world is changing toward voice technology, the introduction of smart voice devices like Alexa etc. will have huge impact in voice searches, so it is time to start producing content in form of voice,

Increased need for mobile-friendly content

One of my sports blogs get 60% of visitors from mobile devices (this one is still below 18%), my prediction is that with many people having access to mobile devices, we will see an increase in users who consume our content from mobile devices, it is time to optimize content to be mobile-friendly.

Ecommerce retailers will expand their affiliate marketing programs

From my experience, I think the e-commerce buzz slowed down las year 2019, and in order to get it back most of the e-commerce retailers will have to expand their affiliate marketing programs.

Push traffic may slow down

I really not a fan of push traffic, and I have seen the trends decreasing toward the end of 2019, I think we will see the same in 2020.

Affiliate marketing programs will get an increased share of marketing dollars

Online business has become very competitive and I think most of affiliate marketing programs will have to adjust their payout structure to attract bigger affiliate marketers, we will see this happening in 2020.

More affiliate marketing agencies will be created

Since affiliate marketing will be more competitive and the amount of investment in affiliate marketing programs will increase, I think more affiliate marketing agencies will be created as a result of this.

Content will still be a king

It does not matter what type of content you produce, It can be written, audio or video, the content will still be the king on digital marketing, the more quality content you put out there the more success you will get.

You will get an email telling you the death of email marketing

This makes me laugh, each year you will get an email from a guru telling you that email marketing is dead using email trying to sell you the new shiny object, this trend will continue in 2020.

New companies will emerge trying to kill big brands online

Each year you will hear a new brand telling people that they came to kill big brands in affiliate marketing like Clickbank, Clickfunnels, Aweber, etc. this trend will continue this year.

That is it this is my affiliate marketing predictions for 2020, how many of them do you think will happen? Which one do you think I left out? Let me know in the comment section below.

12 Qualities of a Successful Online Entrepreneur

They say success leaves cues and it is the same when it comes to online business, after observing many successful online entrepreneurs I found that they have most of the things in common, here are the 12 qualities of a successful online entrepreneur.

12 Qualities of a Successful Online Entrepreneur

Respect

Most of the successful online entrepreneurs I know they have respect, they have respect to themselves, other marketers and most important to their customers and prospects, if do you have the ambition to be successful in this business you need to learn how to respect yourself and others.

Self-discipline

This is one of the reasons why many people fail online or in life, they lack the self-discipline, most successful people follow a schedule, they meet their deadlines, they stick to a task until it is complete and they make the most important tasks first.

Ability to prioritize tasks

Successful online entrepreneurs have ability to identify the most important tasks in their businesses and prioritize those, this is one of the skills you need to learn if you want to be successful.

Dedication and commitment to problem resolution

Most successful marketers and entrepreneurs are solution-oriented people, they find out what are the problems they audience having, and they dedicate their time and effort finding those solutions.

A detail-oriented working style

Most successful online entrepreneur are detail-oriented, they know everything in their niches, they know every aspect of their business, and when they create a product or content they make sure that it is of high quality.

Ability or willingness to communicate

It does not matter if you use email marketing, podcasts, paid ads, blogging, etc, you will need to be able to communicate with other people.

You need to learn or improve your communication skills like writing and speaking, this is because in order to run an online business you will need to be good at both.

Willingness to share knowledge

Knowing something won’t make you rich, you need to be able to share the information and knowledge you have with your prospects and other entrepreneurs, yes you can charge for it but you need to share it.

Humble attitude

They say your attitude is your altitude, and it is true, you need to be humble, for me, a small amount of arrogance is needed in order to succeed in anything in life, but you need to be able to control it, people tend not to buy or associate with very arrogant people.

Ability to learn

In order to succeed in anything in life you need to be teachable, you need to be able to learn from your own experiences, other people’s experience and your mentor (if you have one).

Ability to think logically

When your business starts to grow you will have to make a lot of decisions, but before making those decisions you will need to be able to think logically because one decision can make or break your business.

Ability to apply knowledge in a new situation

Each stage of your business have different challenge, a person who is making #100 per day has a very different challenge from a person who is not yet to make the first sale, most of the successful entrepreneur has this ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the past in a new situation.

Interest in technology

Technology is changing every day, and to be honest with you it is very difficult to catch up, but successful online entrepreneurs know the technological trends and changes in their niche, you don’t want to stay behind you need to know everything surrounding your niche.

 

Final words.

That is it, those are 12 qualities of a successful online entrepreneur, if you want to be successful in this online business you need to start practicing them.

What are other qualities that do you think an online entrepreneur should possess? let me know in the comment section below.

As always thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Promote Clickbank Products Without a Website Step By Step

 

How To Promote Clickbank Products Without a Website Step By Step

As an affiliate, you can use blogging, email marketing, social media, product review pages, and many other ways to promote products and services online. In this post, I will show you how to promote Clickbank products without a website or blog step by step as an affiliate to make money online.

First, What Is An Affiliate?

 

An affiliate is someone who uses an “affiliate link” to send website traffic to a vendor’s site that sells a product. If a sale is made upon that visit, or within a set time of that initial visit, the affiliate receives a commission (a pre-determined portion of the sale price).

In the Clickbank, you’ll receive an affiliate commission if the prospect buys within 60 days of the initial visit. This is referred to as 60-day cookies (cookies is the internet term for keeping track of website visit history).

Why Clickbank?

The reason I recommend Clickbank is that they approve almost everyone to promote their products and they will pay you every Wednesday. If your country is not on the list of Clickbank approved countries, you can check out alternatives to Clickbank here.

But the information from this page can be applied to promote any affiliate product from any company, just remove the word Clickbank and put your affiliate network name and you will be set.

Without any further due, here is how you can promote Clickbank products step by step without a website.

Step 1: Create a Clickbank account

The first step is to create a Clickbank account, if do you have one you can skip this step.

To create a Clickbank account go to:

https://accounts.clickbank.com/signup/

You will find a page like this one below

clickbank-create-account

Just fill in all the required information, you need to put your real information, including your real name, your real address and your real email (I know it sounds obvious but I know people who put fake information), this will save you from troubles when Clickbank pay you in the future.

Then click next, and fill up your correct bank information, after finalizing everything you will have to confirm your email and you are set to go to the next step.

Step 2: Pick a product to promote

After finalizing the creation of your Clickbank account you will need to pick a good product to promote.

All you need to do is to login into your Clickbank account and then click the marketplace, that will take you directly to the Clickbank marketplace.

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In the marketplace you will find a search bar, if do you have an idea of what niche do you want to promote just type it in the space ( for example I was going to promote keto diet products so I typed ‘keto’, if you don’t know yet what niche to promote just leave it in blank and then click the search icon as shown in the image below.

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When the search results appear, click in the drop menu and choose sort by gravity

clickbank gravity

For those who don’t know, Clickbank gravity is an estimated matrix that indicates the number of an affiliate who has made a sale promoting a product in the last 12 weeks, for each affiliate who made a sale the product is given a number between 0.1 and 1 depending on when the sale was made.

All you need to do after that is looking for a product that you do want to promote, for me these are the things I look from the product.

Gravity

Most people will tell you that you need to promote products with the highest gravity, Personally, I think this is a myth because higher gravity does not necessarily mean it is a good product and because everyone and his dog preach about promoting high gravity products most affiliates especially new ones tend to promote these products and create unnecessary competition also Clickbank gravity can be manipulated.

I will say choose a product between the gravity of 10 to 50 if this is your first Clickbank promotion stick with between 20-30 if there is no product in that range you can go a little bit low or high depending on the niche.

Initial Sale

This is the amount of money you will make when people buy a certain product by using your affiliate link, I tend to choose products with initial sale equal to or above 20. This means if I make at least one sale per day I will be making at least $20 day, it is not a bad thing.

Avg $/sale

This is the amount of money you will make on average for every sale you generate if Initial sale amount=Avg $/sale this means that the product does not offer any Upsales or people just don’t buy them.

Avg Rebill Total

If this number is $0.00 means the products do not have recurring payments so you will not make any money after the initial sale, if it is bigger than 0 means it has a recurring income.

Avg %rebill

This number represents the average affiliate commission percentage for a sale, including only the rebill commission.

For me, the most important factors are gravity and initial sale, for that reason that is why I selected the second product in this list (see the image below).

But that is not all, now you have selected the product you need to check out their sales page or sales video, you need to make sure that it is a nice and clean sales page/video, no link to other websites, no gimmicks or false claim and you need to ask yourself this question, I would buy this product for myself? if the answer is yes and you have money then buy it, if you don’t have money but the answer is yes you can also promote it, but if the answer is no, don’t promote it and chose another product.

It is always good practice to buy and use the product yourself before promoting it.

 

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Step 3: Get your affiliate link

So now you did all the work and you found your product, you need to get your affiliate link, this is easy, just click the promote button (the one below Avg $/sale and this popup will appear in a new window.

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In, enter your information part you should have your Clickbank nickname there, if you clicked from inside your Clickbank account it should be there by default if it is not there just type it, make sure it is correct so that you can be credited for the sales you will be generating.

Also, I will encourage you to enter your tracking ID, this is optional but it is useful because it will tell you where the sale came from and it will help you to decide which traffic generating method to focus on, in this article, I am going to use the blog commenting method (spoiler alert) that is why I put BC for blog commenting, you can put anything you want there.

Ather that click generate HopLink and Clickbank will generate one of the ugliest URLs you will ever see, just click to the icon in the right-hand side of your link to copy it and paste somewhere you can remember like in notepad and save it in your computer.

Step 4: Mask your link

Now you need to mask your link and in this step, you will need to use some cash, I know this guide is supposed to teach you how to promote Clickbank products without a website and for free but, you will need to spend a little amount of money.

The method we are going to use to promote this Clickbank product is called a direct link, this means you send your visitors directly to the sales page or sales video, there is no presale page or landing page.

Benefits of this method

The main benefit of this method is that you will get 100% CTR, CTR means Click Through Ration, in simple words means all people who will click to your link will go directly to the sales page or sales video.

The bad part of this method is that you’re not preselling or building your list, that means you’re not building a foundation of your online business.

My recommendation is that do this method, make some cash on demand and invest some of that money by buying hosting and some other tools to build a real business online, for starters, it is a good starting point.

Why you need to mask your affiliate link

it is ugly

As you saw above, the link you get from Clickbank is very ugly, imagine a friend telling you he/she wants to check out the product you are promoting and she/he wants your affiliate link, how are you going to tell him/her that my link is atfghf35ftyy.clickbank.com they will think you’re crazy, the best thing is to mask it with a memorable domain name like johnrecommends.com, assuming your name is John.

And when they click to johnrecommends.com it will take them to that ugly link.

Most websites hate affiliate links

It does not matter if you’re going to promote it on facebook, twitter, Instagram or by commenting on authority blogs, if they see it is an affiliate link, they will not let you promote it, masking it reduces that risk.

It protects you in the future

Let say you’re going to dedicate at least two hours to do the method I am going to show you, after one month you will generate a lot of clicks per day and if for any reason the vendor is out of business, you can just go in your domain registrar and change the affiliate link and promote the related product, if you don’t do this you will have to search for every place you left your link and change it, it can take days or you will lose your traffic overnight, be smart.

How to mask your affiliate link

You need to buy a domain name, my highest recommendation is Namecheap as they are a very reliable domain register company, but the initial price is around 9.

If you don’t have that amount of money you can google for ‘GoDaddy one dollar domains’ you will be able to buy a single domain for just $1.

Yes, that what it will cost you to start making money with Clickbank using this method.

So since I am using Namecheap that is what I am going to use to show you how to mask your affiliate link.

Just go to namecheap.com and type a domain name do you want to buy, it can be yourname.com or yournamerecommends.com.On my case I decided to go with ketodietlowcarb.com just be creative and don’t waste more time in this.

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Just click the search icon, if a desirable domain name is available, then add it to cart, if you don’t have an account they will ask you to create one, pay for it by using Paypal or debit/ credit card then you own a domain name for one year.

After you complete the process above you will need to log in into your Namecheap account and click domain list then manage as shown in the image below.

namecheap

Make sure that in nameservers it is Namecheap BasicDNS (it should be like this by default) and then click Advanced DNS.

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Click on the drop menu where it says A Record, in the menu choose URL Redirect Record as shown in the image below.

record

You will have something like in the image below, in the host, space write the symbol ‘@’, in de destination URL copy your ugly link from Clickbank and post it there, in the drop menu choose Masked and then click the save button (in the red circle).

dns

After that you will need to click add a new record then select URL Redirect Record, this time in the host space write ‘www’, in the Destination URL post the same link from Clickbank, choose Masked in the drop menu and then click Save.

If everything is done right, your record should look like the image below.

host

It may take up to 48 hours to update the host records, so if you test out and it does not direct you will need to wait a bit but after than any person who clicks or types your domain name will be directed to your affiliate link.

Now let us move to the last step of this tutorial, to drive traffic.

Step 5: Use a Trojan horse traffic method to drive free traffic

I first found out about this method about three years ago, I brought a product called Operation 10K by Desmond Ong and as a bonus, he teaches this method and he calls it Trajan Horse Method.

The method is very simple and it is in three steps.

you find 5-20 authority blogs in your niche.

The simplest way to do this is to use Google, you can just Google ‘your niche+best blogs’ for example in my case it will be ‘ keto diet best blogs’

For better results I will recommend doing your search in incognito mode as if you the normal browser, Google will show you results depending on your search history and other user-related behaviors, you need to see natural results.

best blogs

Find blogs with these three characteristics

You need to find between 5-20 authority blogs that have these three characteristics, one, the blog needs to have constant updates if the owner of the blog does not update his/her blog regularly there is no need to comment on it because probably you will not get traffic.

The blog needs to allow comment with a link, this is important because we are going to live a comment and then leave our link there if they don’t let you do this don’t waste your time on them.

The third and last characteristic is that the body must have active readers, you can check this by checking if there are some people commenting on the blog or if it has many shares in social media.

As I said find 5-20 of these blogs and keep them in the notepad.

Leave a helpful, respectful comment 

You need to write a good comment, you need first to read the whole article, find some points that you can comments on, leave your comment, your name, and your link.

For example in my case, I found a blog named ketogasm.com, they meet all criteria I mentioned above, all I need to here is to write a good comment, select save my name, notify me on follow and notify me of a new post then hint submit a comment.

comment

What will happen is that if I write a good and helpful comment the owner of this blog she will approve my comment and when her readers see it, they will want to click on my name and they will be redirected to my affiliate link.

If you do on average 6 minutes per comment that means that if you dedicate 2 hours, you will be leaving about 20 comments per day and if you do this every day you will start getting a huge amount of clicks every day and for sure you will make some sales.

Question and Answers

Do this method works?

Yes, it works, I still use it to make sales and drive traffic to my blogs and I know a lot of big-name marketers like Neil Patel you used this method and reported massive results.

How much money I can make from this method?

There is no guarantee how much money you can make, but in my case, I make a sale between 140 and 300 visitors to my affiliate link, sometimes I make more, it depends on many factors.

If you could post 20 comments per day in a month you will have 600 comments, and if each comment gives you 1 visitor per day this is 600 visitors per day and if you make 2 sales per day, you will be making at least $40 per day, assuming you picked a product with an average sale of $20+

Is this long term?

No, this is not a long term strategy, but you can use this method to make at least $100 per day but it is very difficult to scale up, you will need to start building your list and probably creating an authority blog yourself.

Final word 

This is how you can promote Clickbank products without a website or blog, there are many methods you can use, I will keep posting them here.

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Best Clickbank Alternatives

When it comes to making money as an affiliate marketer there is no better place for beginners than Clickbank.

The reason for this is that they accept almost everyone, unless you are out of their approver zones (you can read here the list of Clickbank approved countries), and they have a wide range of products with good commissions.

But if you’re outside of the approved zone and/or do you want to diversify your affiliate promotions here are the best Clickbank alternatives.

So to cut a long story short, I am going to share the best Clickbank alternatives that may help someone like me out there…

1: JVZOO

JVZOO Best Clickbank Alternatives

This affiliate network is like Clickbank with the fact that it concentrates a lot on digital products

What I like

The main feature that I like from JVZOO is their instant commission structure, this helps a lot if you don’t have a big budget to buy traffic, I mean if you’re promoting a product that pays you instantly, you send some visitors, some of them they buy and you get paid instantly, you buy more traffic, the circle is endless.

What I don’t like

The first thing I don’t like JVzoo is that sometimes it is very difficult to get approved, yes, in JVZoo the vendor must approve you first before you can promote their products. This can be a very challenging task for beginners.

The second thing I don’t like about Jvzoo is that if you don’t have many sales, vendors will put you on delayed commission, this can take up two 60 days to get your commissions (Once they paid me after more than 100 days of waiting).

Another problem is that Jvzoo don’t pay you the commissions, the vendor is the one who is responsible for paying you, some of them they will run with your money( There are two vendors who are out of business and never paid me my commissions, it was not big but I deserved it, some of them they will forget to pay you (like the vendor who paid me after more than 100 days, when I wrote to him, his assistant told me they forgot to pay me ).

In Clickbank, you don’t have this problem because Clickbank handles all payments to the affiliates and they never miss the payment day.

2: Warriorplus

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WarriorPlus is the exact copy of Jvzoo, they also have instant commission feature. You will have to request permission to promote a product from a vendor just like you would do in Jvzoo, but in my opinion, Warriorplus are handling affiliate payments a lot better than Jvzoo.

WarriorPlus have a wallet system, so when an affiliate makes a sale, his/her cut of the money will be stored on the wallet and after 30 days you can withdraw it on your Paypal or by direct deposit.

3: Rakuten LinkShare

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Rakuten LinkShare offers affiliate programs from big brands, but you have to apply to promote them and it’s not always easy to get accepted. Best for those with some experience already.

Rakuten LinkShare has a lot of physical products to promote, including some big brands. If you’re new and without an established blog I will not recommend this network to you.

One thing I’d like to point out is that there are also many businesses that offer their own affiliate program. So, if you can’t find a product in one of the networks, or if you’re having a hard time getting approved … sometimes, you can reach out to a company/website and ask if they have their own affiliate network.

4: Amazon Associates

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As one of the biggest names in affiliate programs, this could be a good site to explore. They have millions of products to choose from so your options are endless. In fact, you can promote anything that you want as long as you are an official affiliate under their program.

They only problem I have with them is that the commission is small, it is between 4 and 12%.

I know they can add up very quickly and many affiliates make millions, but if you don’t have strong knowledge in affiliate marketing, it can become a little bit difficult to run a profitable business being an Amazon affiliate.

My advice is that first learn how to promote digital products after you master the basics then go and make it big with physical products.

5: Commission Junction

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Commission Junction is perhaps one of the largest affiliate programs online besides Clickbank. This site is known for millions of products, companies, brands, and services online that one can promote.

They also cater to some of the best leading names in the market so you can choose your products like tech gears to restaurants to pet accessories. It is also one of the easiest sites to use as an affiliate.

In order to promote those products, you will have to apply to the companies and sometimes it can be very difficult to get approved if you don’t have an established website.

6: ShareASale

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ShareASale is another well-known affiliate network with a lot of product options.

It is easy to join ShareASale, I remember I got accepted was I was just starting out but they need a website to get accepted.

It’s not easy to get started joining affiliate programs. You have to verify that you own your website before you can join any of them, which involves placing a key in your website’s header tag or to sign up using an email related to your website, for example, if you want to verify yourwebsite.com, you can be verified faster if you sign up with yournameatyourwebsite.com

 

7: eBay Partner Network

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One of the biggest and largest programs online belongs to eBay. Besides being one of the largest online shops, becoming an affiliate for this site is an excellent choice. You get paid by commissions and can be pretty good if you own a niche site too.

8: Market Health

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If you’d like to promote health and beauty related products, the health market is the best place to get started. Some of the most popular categories are weight loss, men’s health, cosmetics, skincare, and sports nutrition.

It’s super easy to sign up, and the site is extremely straightforward to use. You can browse by product category, you can look at their featured products or you can sort by country/language.

 

9: PeerFly

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Peerfly is a CPA (Cost Per Acquisition)  affiliate network, once again with high-quality offers and a great reputation, but you do have to apply and be approved.

This verification process is a really good thing, even if it takes a little more time and effort. It means that if you do get accepted, you’re in good hands.

The good thing about PeerFly is that the software is custom-built, so you’re unlikely to experience downtime or other hosting related issues.

You can apply to be a publisher from anywhere in the world. PeerFly has convenient payment options. You can even opt for weekly payments, so you won’t be waiting around to get your commissions. The site offers PayPal, Payoneer, check, wire, or ACH transfers if you live in the US.

10: In-house affiliate program

Some of the big companies they have their own affiliate program, one company that falls in this category is click funnels, they have one of the best affiliate programs and they host it using their own script.

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Final word

In this list of best Clickbank alternatives, I listed only 10 affiliate programs, but there are a lot out there, there is an affiliate program for everything that you can sell. Just google it.

You don’t need to join all of them depending on your niche and your business model probably you will need two or three. If by any means you can´t find a good product to promote from those networks, you can just google ‘your niche+affiliate program’ and you will find a ton of them.

 

Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

 

Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

I am a big fan of forums I think in forums I can learn a lot and also I can use them to drive traffic to my blog or squeeze pages. In this post, I am going to give you a list of best affiliate marketing forums and how I think about them.

What is a forum?

In very simple words a forum is a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.

So an affiliate marketing forum is a place where a bunch of people meets and discuss a lot of things related to affiliate marketing and making money online topics in general.

Are forums still relevant?

There are some gurus out there saying that forums are dead, this is not true, as an online entrepreneur you will need to have a place where you can learn things, you can share your ideas with other people and forums are great for that.

Why you should join a forum?

If you’re like me there is a chance that most people around you are not entrepreneurs and becoming an online entrepreneur can become very lonely, you don’t have anyone who understands what you are talking about.

Joining a forum can be a good way to combat that as you will meet with like-minded people who are on the same journey as you are.

You can use forums to learn things that are happening in the industry, you can use forums to show your expertise and gain trust in the market place also you can use them to drive a massive amount of traffic to your online platforms like blogs, squeeze pages, YouTube channels and social media.

How many forums I should join.

I am a member of three forums, in fact, I tried a lot of the forums I am going to mention below but because I have a limited amount of time in a day and there are many other things to do I decided to stay active in just three of them and I don’t post content on them every day. So for me, I think you should pick one or two forums and become a very active member.

After saying that let us dive in and see what are the best affiliate marketing forums.

Warrior Forum

 

 

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For me, Warrior Forum is the best digital marketing forum, it is a powerful, interactive, and very useful forum for the affiliates who want to make money online. It’s also a marketplace, as well.

If you have to join only one forum this should be it. It covers all topics related to internet marketing from SEO to affiliate, social, blogging and much more.

It’s an active forum for all serious affiliates and marketing experts with threads on all sorts of effective web marketing, networking and sales of product and service, and much more.

It offers an interactive platform for discussion on affiliate marketing. You can learn new trends in affiliate marketing and can share your experiences with other fellow members.

Members go on to discuss online money making topics. You can get guidance from industry veterans. Beginners in affiliate marketing can learn effective affiliate marketing techniques.

It is free to join Warrior Forum but they have an upgraded membership that they call warrior room and there you will find one of the best content in affiliate marketing.

Affilorama

 

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I am a huge admirer of everything on Affilorama, for it is a must-have resource for all new online entrepreneurs.

The best advice I can give a new affiliate marketer is that go to Affilorama claim their free tools and affiliate marketing lessons, then become active to their forum, these guys they have everything you need to succeed online.

In this forum, you will find discussions about affiliate marketing, build money-making websites, SEO, article marketing, etc.

affLIFT

 

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affLIFT is a premium forum, you have to pay to be a member, but their price is very affordable, it offers more value for your price.

I am an active member of this forum, so for sure, I can tell you that their content is very up to date and valuable, if you’re teachable and you can take action, this is the place you should be but if you don’t want to learn and take action probably you should first concentrate in free forums because you will be wasting your money.

They focus mainly on affiliate marketing and CPA offers, they teach push notifications, PPC, Facebook marketing and other affiliate marketing related topics.

With affLIFT, you can race ahead and profit from your affiliate marketing efforts. It’s a useful platform for beginners as well as professionals who are already making money with affiliate marketing.

affLIFT has much useful information. It is a helpful and friendly members of its community.

 

AffiliateFix

 

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This is one of the most popular affiliate marketing forums, I joined it when I just started although I don’t go there anymore I still think it is a great forum simply because it is free and has a very active community.

If you’re new to affiliate marketing this can be a great place to start because their focus is changing newbie affiliate marketers into experts in their respective areas.

Digital Point

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Digital Point is one of the oldest affiliate marketing forums. It’s a huge international forum where affiliate marketers from different parts of the world gather to discuss ideas and put up things for sales like domains websites, graphics, articles, eBooks, and templates.

It is one of the best places for discussion on affiliate marketing. They cover different affiliate marketing related subjects such as search engine, design & development, business & marketing, development & trade. You can even buy and sell digital products on the Digital Point Marketplace.

Wealthy Affiliate

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Wealthy Affiliate is one of the biggest affiliate marketing communities online, when I was just starting online I joined them.

When it comes to creating review blogs and ranking them on search engines I think they’re the best.

They give you a powerful keyword tool and web hosting, they offer a free trial for their premium service and they have great support.

If do you want to learn about creating affiliate blogs and raking them in order to get free traffic, this is the best place to start.

Why I canceled my WA membership

I had two problems with them and that is why I decided to cancel my membership with them, the first problem is that you get all those things I mentioned above only if you’re a premium member (it is not a bad thing) but they market them as if you will get those even if you’re a free member (it is misleading and I didn’t like it).

The second problem I had with them is that they teach a badmouth marketing, basically, they teach their affiliate to call everything online a scam, if you don’t believe me just google any program and add a word scam to it you will find out most of the sites in the first page are from people who promote Wealthy Affiliate (which indicates their strong knowledge in ranking websites) and all they will do is to write bad things about another program, call it a scam and recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

Yes, I know that many of the training a not worth but I am a firm believer that talking bad about another person or program is not a great way to promote yourself or your products.

After saying that I must say that WA is a great community and they have some great training for premium members if you don’t mind negative promotion tactics you should join them. Just don’t fall for their free membership.

You can sign up as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate (I don’t recommend if do you want to check them out better get a premium membership free trial). However, there’s also the opportunity for paid subscribers that is best for its growing community.

Forum topics range from SEO, Video Marketing, PPC, WordPress, Affiliate Programs, and more.

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Blackhatworld

This is also a huge affiliate marketing community, there are a lot of affiliate marketers who use black hat methods to make money online (hence the name).

These people think outside the box, inside this forum you will find anything from how to rank your blog in google using black hat methods, adult niche, and all things that people do on affiliate marketing but they don’t talk about them in public, you can even find links to download some of the paid courses for free.

If do you want to check them out, go and check them out, but I won’t recommend them as your long term solution because most of the methods you will learn from this forum can help you to make a quick buck but they can hurt you and your business in a long run.

Sitepoint

SitePoint is one of the best affiliate marketing forums, it is one of the most favorite affiliate marketing forums for affiliates and merchants.

In this forum, you will find a variety of topics from online marketing, affiliate marketing, various designs, and programming. It’s a great solution area for the affiliates to harvest results through effective networking.

Final words

There are a lot of affiliate marketing forums free and paid ones, I tried most of them and I can say they have similar attributes to the one I posted above if you think I have been unfair and there are other best affiliate marketing forums than those I posted let me know in the comment section below.

Basic components of a blog post

Writing and posting new posts to your blog is the best way to increase the popularity of your blog and hence it will increase your earning potential. In this post, I am going to examine the basic components of a blog post.

Basic components of a blog post

The following are the basic elements of a great blog post. We’ll talk about how to optimize each for both readers and search engines.

Headline

The headline, or title, of your blog post, must be crafted to capture the attention of potential readers who may see it in their social media newsfeeds or in search results. Make sure you’ve found a great keyword that you can include on your headline.

Introduction

The first paragraph of your blog post will either keep people reading or make people leave. Make sure that it compels people to read the rest of your content.

For me, it is the part where I will tell the readers exactly what they are going to learn in the post so that they can make the decision to keep reading or leave the post.

Main content

This is the main portion of your blog post content. Think of the headline as the promise and the main content as the fulfillment of Use subheads to make your that promise. Your main content should fully satisfy anyone who posts scannable visits your post based on the headline.

If you create content that does not satisfy the promises of your headline, people will start to
identify your blog as unfulfilling and thus, stop visiting. The length of your blog posts can range from 300 to 3,000 or more words.

It’s best to alternate the length of your posts as you gain insight Write the perfect amount of
content about what works best for your audience.

Sub-headlines

Most people will scan your blog content as opposed to reading it word for word. Write subheads that break your content into digestible sections, and make sure those subheads represent the content within them. Use keywords Throughout Keep keyword density below 3%

Bolded text

Use bold text in a few areas of your main content to help highlight important points. Use it selectively, otherwise, your entire article will seem bolded, thus taking away the ability to highlight key portions of the content.

Bulleted/numbered lists — While you don’t want your entire post to be bulleted or numbered lists, these lists do help separate out steps and lists with useful content.
Place a call to action in your Media — Supplement the text portion of your content with
post media, such as relevant images and videos.

This will help break up your content and illustrate your points better. Images can also be used as part of the search optimization of your post—include your post’s main keyword phrase in the filename of the image as well as the ALT tag. Include social share buttons

Conclusion

The conclusion should be a paragraph or two at the end of your post to summarize what the reader should have gotten out of it. If they didn’t, chances are, they will go back to see what they might
Include links that have missed.

That is it, those are the basic components of a blog post, those components are the same that most of the big-time bloggers they use, adopt them on your blogging and your results will improve.

Why Am I Not Making Money Online? How to Build Trust with Readers

So you started your online business, you build a website and you´re not making any money and you don´t know why, in this blog post, I am going to answer the questions on your mind: “Why am I not making money online” and “Why isn’t my website converting?”

Why Am I Not Making Money Online? How to Build Trust with Readers

You don´t have a plan

If you are not making money online, probably is because you don’t have idea how online works, like anything in life you need to have a goal you want to reach and have an action plan to reach that goal, you need to know each step you need to take in order to reach where you want to be.

How to fix this.

You need a plan, I am sure now you know that, but how you can create a plan if you don´t have any idea how this business is done? You find someone who has done what do you want to achieve and model what they are doing.

There is a program called One Funnel Away  Challenge, they laid a foundation and a road map that can help anyone who is new to this online business to succeed with 30 days. It is an action-packed step by step training, I will recommend it as your starting point.

You don’t have a mentor

This point is related to the first one, you will need a mentor, a person who had success on what you want to achieve so that they can give you their blueprint and you can model it, someone, you can ask questions when you are stuck.

How to fix it

I will recommend again to give a try the One Funnel Away challenge, in this challenge not only that you will get a plan on how to succeed but also you will get Russel and his team teaching you every single day how to grow your online business.

You’re not building your list

If you have been trying to make money online for more than a day, I am sure that someone already told you ´the money is in the list´. You need to start collecting emails from people who are interested in your services and products and start building a relationship with them.

How to fix this.

If you’re new and you don’t know where to start I will recommend downloading the free freedom funnel that will give you the foundation on how to build your online business, you can download it here.

Build a relationship with your list

They say ‘the money is in the list’ yes, it is true but it is not the whole truth, the money is in the relationship with your list.

You need to stop treating your list as a cash cow, you need to treat them as people who have problems and need your help to solve them, send them useful information that can help them and in long run they will trust you and buy products and services you recommend.

How to fix this

Start sending emails to your list, giving them value and be helpful.

You’re not giving value

Online marketing is about giving people value, give people who follow you good tips and advice that can help them.

In order to give value you don’t have to be an expert, just be resourceful, sometimes when I get a question about something only thing I do is just to google it and give people the answer they seek, you need to be adding value to your prospects.

How to fix this.

Learn more about your niche, the more you learn the more helpful and valuable you will become.

You’re not taking action

Most people just never take action, let say you have a mentor, a plan and a funnel, but if you don’t take action you will never build your list you will never build a relationship with your list and you will never make money online, it is that simple.

How to fix this.

It is simple to take action, do things that your mentor recommended to do, each and every day do something that will help your business to grow.

Final words

Those are the reasons why you are not making money online, so when you have questions like “Why am I not making money online” or “Why isn’t my website converting?”, come back here and read this article again. Also, I explained how to build trust with readers (prospects).

I hope they helped you somehow, thank you for reading my post. If you have any questions let me know and I will do my best to help you out.

 

Clickbank Gravity Vs Popularity…which one do you go for?

Clickbank Gravity Vs Popularity…which one do you go for?

Are you curious to know the difference between Clickbank gravity vs. popularity? Clickbank what does gravity mean in the first place?

I know this sounds newbie’s question, but many people even experienced marketers forget or confuse the difference between Gravity and Popularity in ClickBank, in this post, I am going to go through the difference between Clickbank gravity and popularity and which one you should follow when it comes to picking a Clickbank offer to promote.

What is Clickbank Gravity?

The Definition of ClickBank Gravity

According to the information on the ClickBank website:

Gravity: Number of distinct affiliates who earned a commission by promoting the vendor’s products during the past 12 weeks. This is not an actual number of affiliates. For each affiliate an amount between 0.1 and 1.0 is added to the result, depending on when his/her last transaction occurred. More recent transactions are given a higher value.

The gravity amount of a product is meant to serve as an indication of the number of affiliates who are currently making sales of the product. When the gravity amount is higher, it means that there are more affiliates who earn commissions from that specific product at a given moment.

Clickbank popularity

The Definition of Clickbank Popularity

Clickbank popularity is determined by a vendor’s net sales over a recent time frame and also rewards vendors who have many affiliates promoting them.

While gravity takes into account only affiliates who made at least one sale in the period of 12 weeks or so, popularity takes on account the number of sales generated, the number of affiliates who tried to promote it but didn’t make any sale, as its name suggests it shows how the product is popular and remember popular does not mean it is better.

ClickBank Gravity Vs Popularity…which one do you go for while choosing Clickbank product?

This is my take on this. gravity is an important factor while choosing a Clickbank product for promoting rather than popularity.

In my experience in this affiliate marketing, I have found that most people search the Marketplace using the default “Sort by” option, which sorts all products by using popularity.

While popularity is a useful measure of a product’s earning potential for you as the affiliate, there are many advantages to using the other “Sort by” options available in the Marketplace as well, like gravity, earning per sale, etc.

Popularity could also have to do with how many affiliates have created hoplinks for this product but it’s not always a good recommendation to follow – stick with looking at products that have a gravity of between 6 and 40, especially if you’re new. The gravity is more of a reliable indicator that the product is actually selling! And that’s what counts.

Final words

Now we have seen the difference between Clickbank gravity vs. popularity, my recommendation is to go with gravity when it comes to choosing the best Clickbank product to promote as an affiliate, but gravity only will not decide which product to chose, you need to consider other elements like, how much money you will make per sale, commission percentage, refund rates, sales page/video among the other.

Thank you for reading this article.

Affiliate Marketing Ideas that Make Money

Affiliate Marketing Ideas that Make Money

Most people who try affiliate marketing fails, there are many reasons for that, one of them is that they don´t have any idea how to do it, that is why in this blog post, I will be sharing affiliate marketing ideas that make money.

 Idea 1 – Build a Blog that Makes You Money

It does not matter which method you use to drive traffic to your squeeze pages and offers, having your own blog is key to a stable online income.

Starting a blog is not as hard as most people let you believe and yes, it is not outdated, most people still consume information from blogs or written content.

This is what you should do if do you want to start a blog that will make you money.

Get a domain name and hosting.

The first step to build a blog is to get a domain name and hosting, you can get a domain name at namecheap.com for less than $10.

For hosting is this is your first blog I will recommend going with Siteground, I think there are one of the best Webhosting services at this money, you can get a 33% discount if you click here.

After getting a domain name and hosting, you will need to install WordPress on it, it is very simple. Actually, you can do it with few clicks on your Siteground back office.

By anyway if for any reason you can´t install your WordPress or you´re having trouble doing it, contact me here and I will do it for you, free of charge, no catch.

Post regularly

Once you finished setting up your blog, it is time to post some content on it. All you need to do is to write regular, weekly articles teaching readers useful and actionable information in your blog’s niche (e.g. dog training, weight loss, muscle building etc).

By providing useful information, readers will trust you—and so will trust you when you recommend products (which you make money off).

Once readers trust you, they will trust your recommendations. You can then take advantage of this by recommending useful, quality affiliate products to them.

 Idea 2 – Focus on Email Marketing, Not Banners

 This where most people who are new to affiliate marketing fail. They feel their blogs with banners everywhere and they wonder why they are not making any money.

People who do click on banners are cold traffic and don’t convert. Another thing is that most people they trained their minds to avoid banners at all costs, some even install banner brokers in their computers and mobile devices.

What you need to do is to collect emails address from people who are coming to visit your blog. Give them something that can help them to solve their problems in exchange with an email.

Give people an incentive to join (e.g. free ebook) then send out emails with helpful information and relevant product suggestions. Pre-warms traffic, increasing conversions.

 Idea 3 – Bring in Traffic Organically with Google

 Create great content that will attract people to your blog, when you start a new blog it will be very difficult to get traffic from search engines especially google.

But when you create good content and you post it on social media you will start getting some traffic and with time (in my experience it takes around 30 days for a new post to start getting free Google traffic in a new blog) Google will reward you with high-quality visitors.

Organic Google traffic is of high quality and converts very well. Here are some tips for ranking better on search engines like Google.

  • Post regularly—Google loves websites with new, fresh content and ranks their posts/pages better.
  • Optimize your post for a keyword that is shown as having a good number of searches (100+) in Google Keyword Planner.
  • Place keyword once in the title tag, once in the description tag.

 Final words

That is it, those where three affiliate marketing ideas that make money, take action and start applying them to your business, by the way, if do you want to learn more about creating a blog, making money online using affiliate marketing and more, get my guide on how to make create passive income online below this post.