Thursday, June 16, 2005

If you want to learn Affiliate Marketing...

There's a great thread over at the SSWT Discussion Forum on Affiliate Marketing. Walter started this thread asking general questions, and it turned into more specific questions about how to successfully promote affiliate programs. I thought I'd share my response with you here, for those that would like to learn more about it:

Creating Affiliate Sites...

Everybody has their own method. Some prefer Pay-Per-Click (such as Google Adwords) and others SEO (search engine optimization). Personally, I like the "free traffic" method, so I go with SEO.

The best manual I can recommend to you for learning the entire process step-by-step is James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Handbook.

You can also read through some of my recent newsletter issues to get an idea of the strategy I use. These three go in order, and are specifically about creating affiliate sites:

Affiliate Marketing (start at the Getting Started section)

Creating Affiliate Sites (Part 2)

Using Competition to Your Advantage (Part 3)

You may also want to see:

Finding Niche Markets

How to Expand on Your Niche

That will give you a basic idea. And again, James' Handbook is an excellent strategy guide for building affiliate sites that make money.

If you need help with this, Andre and I would be happy to help you every step of the way in the private forum. Access is 12.97/month (currently) and you can join in for as long as you need assistance. We will help you with the research & brainstorming, choosing a domain name, choosing a web host, any technical issues you run into and anything you want to learn/do along the way The link is:

You can check out the entire thread here: (Leah added some great advice to the thread, too!) The Secrets to Your Success . Have something to add, or a question to ask? Feel free!