Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money but you need a strategy to be successful - don't just wing it.

Here's how it should look:

Year 1

The first year you're just tying to build up your organic search traffic and earning money with free traffic.

This includes various best of posts, reviews, vs. articles and Youtube.

This should easily keep you busy for a year and honestly for multiple years.

If you choose the right niche organic traffic can make you anywhere from $3000 to $10,000+.

Year 2

This is when you start looking at ad networks (Adsense, Mediavine, etc.) and thinking about hiring a writer.

I wouldn't worry about a writer or ads until you're making at least $1000 a month.

Ads can make you $2000+ if you have good traffic.

Year 3

This would be a good time to hire even more writers and start paid traffic. You can make serious money with paid traffic and some make 6 figures a year doing it.

You want revenue coming in before hand, though. Paid traffic takes time to learn and you're going to lose money in the beginning.

Going Beyond

Once you're making money, running ads, hiring writers there's so much you can do.

You can create a new site in a new niche using the same tactics, you can make your own product, you can sell your website for big profits and more.

There's people out there selling affiliate sites that do product reviews for multiple millions.

Here's the thing, though, YOU HAVE TO STICK WITH IT.

There's a lot of people that fail who quit before a year. There's not many failures that stick with it for multiple years.

Eventually you'll catch on and make money. If you're willing to try, learn and keep with it you'll find success.

I'm proof of this.

I went 18 months without making a dollar but I didn't quit. I learned and kept trying new things.

Eventually I figured things out and can make profitable websites now.

The thing is I'm not even close to learning everything. I only consider myself to be an intermediate to be honest.

I can't even imagine where I'll be in 10 years. I guarantee I'm making more than I am now and I guarantee I've learned a lot in that time.

That's the kind of thinking you need to have.

You don't make money in the first 6 months? No big deal if you've committed fully to affiliate marketing because in 5 years you will a expert.

In 10 years you will be a master.

Affiliate marketing has the potential to change your life. There's people making millions!

They aren't different than you or I. They just stuck with and found a way that worked. You can too!

I hope this training helps and if you're still confused just comment below or reach out. I hope 2020 is good for you and you make up your mind to never quit!

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Safia369 Premium Plus
Hi Dylan,

I just got question. The best seller for any niche will be different from Amazon.com, and Amazon.com.au, and Amazon.com.uk, Amazon.com.ca as we know.

In this case, we will have limitless product to review and make best of list. Am I right?

Note: I know that Amazon made onelink possible for associated affiliates.

Have nice day.
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Safia369 Premium Plus
Hello friend,

I got what you mean about using YT NOW.
We use the YT to get rid of competition so we can make video with keyword not the same as that used into the article ( the same meaning) to drive traffic to the website.

It just WOW. YouTube is easy and great.
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skmorrow Premium
One more question. I completely understand not adding affiliate links to a review until it gets some decent traffic. But why link from an individual review (without an affiliate link) back to a "best of" post? Maybe I am not reading that right?

As a reader, I would be irritated if I am looking at a product review and am not directed to a place to buy that product.
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AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Hi Steve,

That post may contain further information relevant to the reader. And it makes sense to have affiliate links in a best-of post.

Also, creating internal backlinks within your site adds up to good SEO.

Hope this helps.

All the best.
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skmorrow Premium
Yes, I understand the value of internal links. I edited my question, I don't think I asked it correctly. If I am reading a product review as a consumer, I probably want a link to buy that product, not a link to a "best of" post.
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Zarina Premium Plus
I would link to the product sale page too. Of course, interlinking it somewhere like "best ____" and then affiliate link to that particular product.

Same with best of posts - I link to an individual product review then an affiliate link.

Hope this helps, Steve.
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skmorrow Premium
Yes, that's what I was thinking too. Internal links are excellent.

I understand not adding an affiliate link to a review until it gets' some decent traffic, that sounds like a good idea.
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Zarina Premium Plus
Yeah for sure. Once you get traffic, def add links, and make sure you have a few really at the top so people click on those.
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skmorrow Premium
I don't understand this part:

(it would be kind of suspicious to the reader if all your links just went to Pet Care Supplies).

Why would it be suspicious if all the links point to Pet Care Supplies? We link to Amazon all the time with these "best of" posts and that isn't suspicious, is it?
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AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Hi Steve,

it probably means that a reader may not think you're unbiased when it comes to products from Pet Care Supplies.

By having Amazon and maybe another 1 or 2 affiliate programs you don't just look like a salesperson for Pet Care Supplies.

Hope this helps

All the best
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skmorrow Premium
Not really, because normally we just look like salespeople for Amazon. Most affiliate programs (in my experience) will not approve a brand new website until you have some traffic. Amazon gives you a chance, with 180 days to make 3 sales. That's why so many people start with Amazon.
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AndrewMichae Premium Plus
Perhaps. And Amazon isn't just Amazon. They're also a marketplace for other sellers to have profiles and sell products.
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Zarina Premium Plus
I think people just got used to Amazon, that if you link to anything else it might be unfamiliar for them. Even for my niche I mostly link to Amazon and then I have another link to a specific store specific in my niche.
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earlofpearl Premium
Hey I learn a lot from this course and never really mention, one question on lesson 8, Why use that funnel only when you making money already? What about if you have all these FREE bonus on freeway?
I think its very well done, and I trying that, It wouldn't cost me cause I have the products (bonus) to give.
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