76 Entrepreneurs Share their Best Tips for Making Money Online

When it comes to making money online, you have a lot of choices. No matter if you are focused on affiliate marketing, filling out surveys, doing freelance writing on the side or even starting a blog — there is a whole world of opportunity out there just waiting for you. If you don’t find immediate success with one option, there is always another right around the corner. The biggest difference between those who find success and those who give up and fail is the willingness to keep trying and putting the world in until they find their eventual success.

Even with affiliate marketing still being one of the most successful and effective ways to make money with a website, blog or ad campaign, it isn’t the only game in town. I thought it would be a great idea to ask some of the top entrepreneurs, bloggers, and online marketers about how they are making money with their own websites and business — outside of affiliate marketing.

Here’s what more than 70 entrepreneurs had to say…

Ways to Make Money Online

76 Entrepreneurs Discuss How to Make Money Online without Affiliate Marketing

Sujan Patel

Hands down, the best way to make money online is by mastering SEO. If you can rank on the first page for a few high-value/high-traffic search terms, or a ton of lower traffic keywords, you’ll have a constant stream of traffic and leads to your site. Organic traffic also tends to be the source that drives the highest quality leads as well.

Sujan Patel – Sujanpatel.com

Brenda Stoltz

Assuming you have a high-quality product or service, I would advise you to set up email marketing campaigns. Grow your list and market to both prospects and clients.

Most people who visit your site aren’t ready to buy yet. If you offer them something of value in exchange for their email, you can then nurture them to on “top of their mind” and help them through their buying process. This will greatly increase how much money you make online if you add email nurturing campaigns to your strategy.

As for clients, you will make more money by up selling and cross selling to your current customers (who already know you and trust you). This is called increasing SOW (share of wallet). It costs less to sell more to existing customers then to market to new ones.

….and don’t forget to automate these processes and campaigns to make it easier so you stay focused on building your business!

Brenda Stoltz – Ariadpartners.com

Srish Agrawal

When it comes to making money online with any type of business, it’s all about building a respectable brand for yourself. This is easier said than done, but it’s also extremely important for the longterm. The best way to explain this, would be to treat your customers like actual people that you appreciate and not just a number. Customer appreciation goes a long way, and this why brands like Starbucks, Zappos, Nike and Amazon do so well — people love their brands, they way they feel when they use them, and how they are treated as a customer. Best of all, this advice can be applied to nearly any business or service out there.

Srish Agrawal – Logodesignteam.com

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Currently, there is a MASSIVE demand for creating online content. Whether it’s written copy for blogs or websites, visuals for social media, or video editing, there’s a big need right now. If you have skills that you can tailor to provide any of these services, you will be able to make money. When you’re just getting started and have no clients, I highly recommend getting on the freelance sites like Upwork and Freelancer to build a portfolio. You may have to take jobs that don’t pay what you’d like, but once you get a few under your belt, you’ll be able to land higher paying gigs.

Other big things right now are eCourses and eBooks. There are so many people looking online for educational material — if you have a skill to teach, put it together and sell it!

Alex Morrison – Malamax.com

Andrew James

Information Product Creation

One of the easiest businesses to start for digital nomads is an information product business. If you have expertise and can share that information with other people, many of those people are likely to be willing to pay you for your expertise.

The two most common types of information product businesses revolve around creating an eBook that people can buy and download, or creating a series of training videos that people can purchase, log in, and then view them at their own leisure.

For the most part, this is one of the easiest businesses to start up because there are relatively minimal costs, compared to some other business models on this list.

The only costs involved are the time you’ll spend researching problems that your prospective customers are having, and then creating the eBook or video series that solves those problems.

That means it’s easy to test different markets to determine which problems you can solve, and which problems people are willing to pay for a solution to.

Creating your own products is fairly straightforward and you don’t even have to have your own website to get started.

You can host the eBook on a platform like JVZoo or ClickBank, and start driving traffic to it. Then, when you hit a winner, you can recruit affiliates to continue promoting the products for you.

Many millionaires have been made through creating information products, and many more are going to be made using this business model in the years to come.

Andrew James – BrandBuilders.io

Selling digital products. I used to create content and insert Google AdSense units but found affiliate marketing to be more profitable for the amount of traffic I could generate. What’s even more profitable is selling your own products directly. Then you’re not taking in just 30% of each sale, you’re taking in 70% or more depending on expenses. The burdens of development and support (especially support) are greater but so are the rewards. Choose a product that you can sell on a subscription basis, such as WordPress themes or plugins with automatically renewing support and updates via Easy Digital Downloads.

Steven Gliebe – Stevengliebe.com

Create online courses.

Start by figuring out what you’re passionate about or what you’re an expert in.

Develop a following through content marketing. YouTube or Blogging are great channels.

Once you build a raving fanbase you can monetize them by creating your own online course. Ask your audience what their biggest challenges are, and create a course that helps them.

The best part about online courses is you can make money 24 / 7 through automated webinars.

This isn’t an easy path, but it’s one that’s been proven to work over and over again.

Charles Ngo – CharlesNgo.com

Daniel Scocco

Selling your own products or services. This is by far the most profitable monetization strategy you can use, because your profit margins are huge. What you will sell is very flexible. It can eBooks, online courses, subscriptions to premium services and so on. The only caveat is that you need to have a decent audience (monthly visitors + email list) to make this work, so make sure you time the launch of your own products carefully.

Daniel Scocco – Dailyblogtips.com

A good tip is always to look at new advertising platforms. The tactical landscape is always shifting and new advertising platforms or ad formats within existing formats often have a far better ROI than well established platforms where competition can be fierce. When Facebook launched ads we got great results compared to AdWords for clients where there was a good fit. Be brave and experiment with new platforms and you can get a far better return for your marketing budget.

Marcus Miller – Bowlerhat.co.uk

Felix Tarcomnicu

There are many options to make money online, and that’s great because if affiliates doesn’t work well for your niche, it’s not the end of the world. Ads are a good source of revenue for content websites, even though they often make less money. Google Adsense is still the best way to go if you want to monetize a website, but there are some other alternatives such as Media.net, InfoLinks and Chitika.

Besides affiliates and ads, I also recommend people to start selling online services. There’s a high demand for outsourcing all sorts of tasks in almost any industry.

Felix Tarcomnicu – Cross.Promo

John RamptonThere are plenty of ways to make money online, but one of my favorite has to be through the use of content writing and actually bringing valuable leads back to our main business. Having written for some of the largest brands and publications in the world today, our content is read by thousands of people daily. Not only is this providing value to a mass audience, it’s also getting our name and brand in front of a lot of people at the same time. While the monetization here is a longterm plan, it’s definitely one that has worked well for us over the years.

John Rampton – Due.com

David Leonhardt

I have always believed that “online” is just an extension of the real world. We interact with real people with real emotions on Twitter, not just avatars. Our website visitors are real people with real needs, not bots (hopefully).

A website is a great way to present what we do in the real world, whether that is graphic design or dog grooming or woodworking. The top way to make money from a website is to offer real-world services through it.

Find out what you are good at. Find out what you enjoy doing. Make that the focus of your website. And if you really want to make money, get a team together and offer their services, not just your own. Your time is limited, but if you have enough customers, the time of six or seven people is much greater.

David Leonhardt – THGMwriters.com

I believe very strongly content marketing is the way to making money online.

A blogger becomes a content marketer when they follow just one additional step:

Bloggers are already crafting quality content, promoting quality content, and trying to capture emails with an incentive or opt-in.

One more step, and they become a content marketer. Market a product to the people on their list.

They should have a low-end product as well, so if people can’t afford their high end product, they have a low-end product to offer them.

For example, I have a blog coaching service. If they say they can’t afford it, I tell them about my ebook which is my low end product.

Janice Wald – Mostlyblogging.com

Arman Assadi

Information and Software are my two favorite online businesses. I break down the 15 most popular online businesses here. With information products you can teach any topic around an expertise and directly help people. With software you can build passive income and a core group of raving fans. With both models you can implement minimum viable product methodology to practically eliminate risk.

Arman Assadi – ArmanAssadi.com

John Sonmez

Creating a simple downloadable eBook or video course.

If your audience is niche enough that you can make money from affiliate advertising, you can probably make more money by creating your own product and selling it to them.

I’ve found this works best through email marketing.

Give away a free email course to get your audience to send you their email address, deliver the free email course to them and at the end, include a sale for your product.

John Sonmez – Simpleprogrammer.com

Harris Schachter

Another option for making money online, which requires more effort but also has more reward, is actually selling products. For example a drop-ship setup can be extremely lucrative if you can work out a good deal with the manufacturers and shippers. Similar to affiliate marketing, it always works best if you are genuinely passionate about what it is you’re doing. This always makes it more fun an interesting, especially when it comes to creating content. Because you’re the one selling the products, you have a higher profit per sale than affiliate marketing. Most of the time you’ll have to hold inventory in the beginning, but as you become more profitable and turn product over faster you can use Amazon warehouse services to do everything. (Just know that these have a fee). I started a business like this 2 years ago, which required me to hold product and ship them out myself. It ended up to be profitable but because it was just an experiment on the side, I couldn’t scale it up myself and ended up selling the business to someone who could. She still runs the business today and it has worked out well.

Harris Schachter – OptimizePri.me

Montgomery PetersonYou simply can’t go wrong with creating a product of your own. The margins are much higher than affiliate marketing, and if you create something that can be sold on Amazon, you are golden! If you are smart enough to create a website, be able to rank content and know the basics of affiliate marketing and site monetization, there is simply no reason why you couldn’t grow and scale your business to higher levels by releasing a product or service of your own. Yes, it will take a lot of work and it won’t be as easy as just referring leads to a site and collecting an affiliate check, but it is one of the best things you can do to actually grow your brand and business with a real product.

Montgomery Peterson – OriginalColoringPages.com

Michael Alexis

For most folks, I recommend getting started with freelancing. You can do design work, writing, ad optimization, SEO, lead generation, web design and thousands of other services. Check out Fiverr and Upwork for examples of services that people do pay for, and then build your own business around it so you can charge premium prices.

I recommend freelancing because:

– The business model is simple, “I will do x and you will pay me y”;
– It is usually instantly profitable, i.e., you can get setup for less than $20, and you will be making money from your first client;
– It’s a great way to improve your skills and have someone else pay for it;
– You can build up business relationships that you can find additional ways to serve;
– It’s empowering: once you learn that you can more money, you can worry less about job stability, etc.

Important: So many people will decide to do a freelance business and then quit when their first three attempts to message clients fail. I recommend you think in 10s and expect a low percentage of responses. E.g., If you message 30 people then expect 4 or 5 responses.

Michael Alexis – Michaelalexis.com

Stuart Davidson

I understand many online coaching platforms are very profitable – and the scope in what to teach is endless! Some niches like fashion and health have built strong readerships through social media channels, such as Instagram and YouTube.

Stuart Davidson – StuartJDavidson.com

Atish Ranjan

It completely depends on the niche of the blog. However, I would recommend PPC Advertising if the blog has enough organic traffic.

Atish Ranjan – Techtricksworld.com

Adam Connell

I could pick one of the many viable monetization strategies and recommend that, but I’d be doing you a disservice.

Here’s why:

A recommendation like this has to be specific to you.

The best method depends on your niche, your audience, the time you have available and your personality.

I’ve heard so many people complain about courses that teach monetization strategies. You know? The usual “I tried it and it didn’t work so it must be BS.”

In most cases – there was something wrong with implementation or they didn’t give it enough time. But there’s usually a much more fundamental problem…

… The person teaching a specific method has a different personality type.

For example, someone might show you how to make money with virtual summits. But if you try the same thing and you dislike networking and public speaking – you’ll find it incredibly challenging.

This is why I’ll probably never try running my own virtual summit. I vibe with the behind the scenes building of systems, and improving of processes – not networking and public speaking (they’re two of my weakest area’s).

The truth is that you can progress further when you understand your natural strengths and leverage them.

Here’s the bottom line:

Forget what works for other people – you need to find what works for you.

Identify your strengths and use the rest of this post to pick out monetization methods that vibe with your personality.

Then cross reference that list with what methods are working in your niche – you’ll then have your true recommended monetization technique.

If you find yourself struggling, consider partnering up with someone you trust.

For example, if you excel at networking and public speaking – get someone else on board to get systems in place & manage the technical side of things.

Adam Connell – Adamconnell.me

Without a doubt one of the best ways to increase any small business owners revenue stream is to have a well indexed blog. A blog allows you to show off your particular expertise to a large segment of the population. Of course having great content is king but understanding how to make your content visible is queen. You can have the best information but if nobody can see it you are not going to get much business. My real estate site, Massachusetts real estate exposure, is one of the most visited individual real estate sites in North America. Nearly all the content is evergreen and designed to help both buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Given the quality of the content, I am often asked to interview with perspective buyers and sellers. Without my real estate site I would not be in the position I am today. I would highly recommend any business owner show off their expertise online.

Bill Gassett – Maxrealestateexposure.com

William Harris

Ecommerce is still the best way to make money online. It’s become incredibly easy over the past few years. You can set up a high-converting storefront in minutes with just a few bucks on dozens of platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and more. You don’t even need to come up with an original product, or manufacture is yourself – you can source great products from Alibaba and dozens of other sites. All that’s left is coming up with your niche and figuring out how to get your products in front of the right potential customers.

William Harris – Elumynt.com

Writing and self-publishing eBooks on Amazon is a simple way to prosper. I wrote 124 eBooks for the platform. These bite-sized nuggets of knowledge can be short reads not unlike a pillar style post. Help people and toss a $1.99 price tag on those bad boys, and you are good to go.

Ryan Biddulph – Bloggingfromparadise.com

Jon Tromans

The best way to generate income from a blog is to create a product. Develop an Ebook, Guide, Course or even a physical shipped product and sell it to your existing and new readers.

To start off with you’re going to need a pretty decent blog so the first thing to do is make sure your existing content is top notch and you’re solving problems and answering questions for people.

Once you’ve built some authority within your niche you can take it one step further by developing some type of product.

Do some research, ask your readers some questions and figure out what it is they want… then give it to them!

The reason I think products are the way to go is because there’s no limit to how many you can sell. If you’re generating income from selling your time then there is always going to be an upper limit of how many hours you can work in a week, with products the sky’s the limit!

Jon Tromans – Jtid.co.uk

I think that offering services (freelance writing, virtual assistance, etc.) is a great way to get started in online business. It’s usually the easiest, as almost everyone has some sort of skill/time that they can trade for money. And that initial success is powerful – it helps increase confidence and earn a paycheck, while waiting for the other methods to kick in.

Gina Horkey – Horkeyhandbook.com

Tim Bourquin

Monetization for me has always been able getting the most value out of a customer, no matter how long it might take. This is why email marketing is my method of choice for monetization across all of our sites. No matter what it is we are creating content around or trying to promote, grabbing the email address of our audience is key, as it allows us to build a relationships and an ongoing conversation with them at the same time. This is actually what the core of our AfterOffers business is all about, providing opt-in email addresses to clients around the world. So it’s not just our recommended preference on monetization, it’s actually what we do and are the best at.

Tim Bourquin – Afteroffers.com

Patrick Coombe

A lot of people think the only way to make money online is through affiliate marketing, but there are plenty of other ways. Me personally, I do this through consulting. I write about various topics online and generate leads through our multiple blogs, then charge for those services. But there are many other ways. We have clients that work from home selling toilet paper and toothpaste they bought at WalMart. Other people make money by filling out forms online, or by doing mechanical turk tasks on Amazon. Some forms of online marketing such as affiliate marketing you can make a literal fortune, other forms you’ll make a humble living. It all depends on your wit, creativity, and determination.

Patrick Coombe – Elite-strategies.com

Amazon FBA. I am not sure how long this window of opportunity will be around, but this is probably one of the best times to get into Amazon as a seller. Although I will admit, this process does require some initial capital, its really not that hard to find a hot product thats low competition and then essentially replicate the competitor’s product. There is a systematic approach to how to do all of this. I would say the biggest barriers to entry in this business is money, legal stuff, and Amason Seller Central restrictions, etc. Here is a really nice blog post from Jeet Banerjee that talks about some other businesses you can start for less than $1,000: http://www.jeetbanerjee.com/10-businesses-you-can-start-right-now-for-less-than-1000/

Rafi Chowdhury – Chowdhurysdigital.com

Gael Breton

I actually did research the most profitable blogging business models in this post where I looked at 23 bloggers that shared their income reports. You will see a full chart below on our findings.

Affiliate marketing has a high-profit margin but own product sales actually blew it away when it comes to raw profit and revenue so if you want to make a LOT of money online, owning the offer instead of promoting an affiliate offer is the way to go.

On the other hand, services were also high profit but generated the least total income. Meaning they are a great way to get started but are hard to scale and most people will usually transition to product sales or affiliate marketing in time.

Ads on the other end proved to be low profit and overall the sites that do well with those tend to have content catered towards ad revenue which makes it a whole different beast (read more on the model here).

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Gael Breton – Authorityhacker.com

Bill Burniece

Create your own digital product and let other affiliates sell your product. It’s easier than you think, and you don’t have to be a professional writer to create a valuable ebook. Select a topic that you have some expertise in and put your own personal spin on it. Books that teach people how to do something in detail step-by-step sell very well. Come up with a catchy title and use an ebook cover generator to make it look professional. This is not only an excellent source of passive income but requires very little money up front to make. Oh, and it also allows you to demonstrate your expertise on your topic so you can sell affiliate products to your buyers on the back end!

Bill Burniece – HighPayingAffiliatePrograms.com

Allan Pollett

For those who like producing content online making money online is relatively easy. However, consumers of content are requiring it to become more visual. This is where Youtube comes into the picture. Video content creation is now a viable way to make a good living online. There have been calculations that 1000 views equals about $18 in ad revenue and this does not include the spinoff revenue a popular channel can make. Additional money can come from ad placements, sponsored reviews, and even developing your own line of channel related products. Creating videos is becoming easier to do on a daily basis. One powerful way to get things started as a blogger is record past blog articles into a video format. These blogs can act like scripts for your videos. Taking the marketing one step further, you can embed these videos into your posts to encourage views and help promote your channel when it is first getting started. If your are good at affiliate marketing, then you should have the skills necessary to make even more money online by embracing the visual content market.

Allan Pollett – Allanpollett.com

Lilach Bullock

My current favorite way of making money online is through online courses. They’re incredibly popular at the moment, and they are a great way to offer more value to your audiences. It’s definitely much more complicated to set up and create than other monetization techniques, but it can have so many benefits: you can make more money, polish up your knowledge, build up a new audience and gain more influence in your niche.

Lilach Bullock – Lilachbullock.com

Working with a brand that has money to spend on influencer marketing efforts is the best way to ensure that you make money from your efforts. With regards to blogging, or brand features on high authority social media accounts, many brands will try to strike a deal that involves free product or access to a service. In some cases, this may be a fair situation, but any online content creator must realize that barters alone can’t pay the bills. Instead, it’s important to be able to demonstrate your value and agree on pricing that factors in both your time, and the audience you’ve built.

Maddy Osman – The-blogsmith.com

Venchito Tampon

I’ve been testing a few properties today for monetization strategies. What I’ve noticed with a lot of newly built sites is that they always start with creating products before building a community. It’s too risky to promote a product that nobody in your market cares about, because either it’s not something they’re willing to pay for or it’s not catering to their need.

I’d start first by jabbing content on social accounts (Youtube, Facebook, etc..), building an email list (while asking subscribers over time about their struggles in the industry) and pushing out more content on the blog (so I could attract new visitors from organic and direct).

Once I’ve built the audience in the first 6 to 8 months, I’d start asking them questions to reveal their deepest needs – then, I’ll create products to serve those needs.

Venchito Tampon – SharpRocket.com.ph

Corinne Kerston

I think the best way to make money online is to offer what your readers want. It doesn’t necessarily have to be ads. You can monetize your site through selling freelance services, coaching or consulting services, ebooks or even physical products. Do a poll, send out a survey, do some research and find out what your readers are struggling with the most and find a way to solve that problem with either a product or service

Corinne Kerston – CorinneKerston.com

Rhys Wynne

My preferred way of making money online is selling a product. I’m a WordPress Developer, and quite like designing products and taking them to market. It has it’s own set of challenges, dealing with refunds and support requests, but it can be incredibly profitable, particularly when paired with affiliate marketing.

Rhys Wynne – Winwar Media

Maj Wismann

I´m making money online by selling my knowledge in digital products. Every year I make a new and updated version of my “Yearbook For Copules” both in danish (I live in Denmark) and in english (for my international business). And I have a huge online workshop about getting your sex drive back. It is like writing a book. When it is done, it is done, and then you just have to sell it again and again. If you have done your online marketing good, you will sell more and more for every year that passes.

Maj Wismann – Majwismann.com

As I sell services from my blog, I have to answer services for this expert round-up. Advertising pays so little that it becomes a race to the bottom, and a vicious cycle of chasing traffic in order to earn 1p from an advert being viewed. Life is too short for that kind of activity! To make money from your blog you should have a product or service. When you have this you have something to talk about with your readers. Too many times I hear “build and audience and ask your readers”. This isn’t 2010 anymore; readers are more savvy and if they want something, they’ll search for it. You don’t have time to build and audience and ask questions. Ask questions first, and then make sure you have the skill set to deliver it. If you have, then the next step is to share your journey on your blog and drive interest towards your service (or product). For a lot of people, if they’re not really in love with their industry, blogging about their services and the impact they make, is hard. I’ve blogged about transport (knew nothing about it) and struggled to write. I can chat about blogging all day long. I care enough about it to know about and understand it. That’s the sweet spot for the services you’re selling, and when you share content around this you’ll easily make money.

Sarah Arrow – Sarkemedia.com

There are lots of paid opportunities to write for others. Find publications that cover topics you’re familiar with and check out their pitch guide. This will give you an idea of what type of content they look for, what they pay for it, and how to go about pitching it to them.

Writing for others means you can get paid for your work and also helps establish yourself as an expert in your field, which then leads to additional opportunities. What started as a paid writing gig can quickly transition to paid speaking engagements and more.

Ben Brausen – Benbrausen.com

If you have a SAAS product or any other kind of ecommerce, you can convert you visitors directly into revenue. If your marketing is attached to a service company, you convert your visitors into demand. But without one of those options, the next best option is to create an information product:

  • Online course
  • Online summit
  • Ebook
  • Webinars

If the information your selling is about marketing, this is very very tough because people give away amazing information in these formats everyday. So it’s better to be in a niche. If you are in a crowded space, you can try doing what few people do: go bigger and go offline:

  • Physical book
  • Event or conference

In any of these examples, you now have something to sell. You have a product, which means a chance to scale. Without that, you’re only option is to sell a service. Sell your time. Get paid to do consulting or marketing for for someone else’s product or service. If you get really good at this and you have an eye for business, start a company and now you’re selling other people’s time.

It worked for me.

Andy Crestodina – Orbit Media

Mohit Tater

Selling services and products would be a very good way to diversify your online income streams. If you can craft a good offer and provide really value to your customers, you will definitely do good.

Mohit Tater – Mohittater.com

Sue Ann Dunlevie

I always tell my clients to start by offering services or coaching – it’s the quickest way to earn an income. Find something you can teach that your readers are really looking for and create an entry-level course or coaching package that you can easily sell to your readers.

Sue Dunlevie – Successfulblogging.com

Develop your personal brand and sell products or services around it. I wish I’d started doing this ages ago, but when you have an audience following you, you can tailor your offerings to their needs. It’s much easier to sell to people when you know the problems they’re facing than when you’re just stabbing in the dark and hoping for the best.

Aaron Agius – Louder.online

James McAllister

While affiliate marketing is great, creating and releasing your own product can truly take your business to the next level. Not only does it automatically make you appear as more of an authority figure, but conversions tend to be higher since your audience likely already trusts you and what you have to offer.

On top of that, you can recruit your own affiliates to market your product for you, boosting not only your bottom line, but your exposure, your name, and your rankings as affiliates link back to your site.

James McAllister – Helpstartmysite.com

Selling your own product/service.

You can create an ebook, start a course, offer online coaching services, host a paid webinar, or develop (or have someone develop for you) a plugin.

The keys are:

  1. to find and solve a problem that people they are willing to pay to solve; and
  2. to drive targeted audience to your product/services using the right marketing approaches.

To draw targeted traffic, I highly recommend Facebook Advertising. To identify a profitable problem, you can make use of freemium tools like Spyfu, SEM Rush, and Similar Web.

For example, I found this product idea when I was researching for my blogpost – it’s an IT solutions that most website owners will need. Looking at the image, we can see that businesses are spending $60,000 per month in Google Adwords to market the products.

Jerry Low – Webhostingsecretrevealed.net

Lorraine Reguly

There are many ways for earning money online. It all depends on what you are willing to.

As a blogger, I earn through sponsored posts and link placements. I also earn through AdSense.

As a freelancer, I earn by selling my writing/blogging and editing services to others. (I’m an English teacher and I’m very good with words!) I also help others become authors.

As an entrepreneur and a self-published, I also earn though selling products of my own, such as books and e-books. This year, I plan on publishing a series of e-books that will help bloggers. I’m currently working on a non-fiction book to help people who have suicidal thoughts. (Interestingly, this project arose from one of my blog posts ranking on the first page of Google. I wrote about my suicide attempt and what to do if you want to kill yourself. This post gets hundreds of hits every day. I decided to help others even further by revealing what years of counselling has taught me. My book will also mainly be sold from that particular post! This way, I can help others AND earn simultaneously. Win-win!)

Some people earn money by creating membership sites and/or digital products (books, e-books, an email course, video courses, etc.).

Some people create Amazon niche sites and earn through them.

Some people do event blogging. To me, this is kind of risky, because I’ve known some event bloggers who have had their sites banned, or have had their AdSense accounts suspended. One blogger I know earned over $2000 in one day from one event but had an issue with his account, and subsequently did not get paid from AdSense.

There are tons of ways you can earn online! It really depends on your interests, you skills, and what you are willing to do to make money.

Lorraine Reguly – Wordingwell.com

Jacob Cass

Selling my services (graphic design & branding) is my primary income and this is derived from those who find my blog via search, social or word of mouth.

Jacob Cass – Justcreative.com

With ad units requiring hundreds of thousands of impressions to make any meaningful money, and with it becoming harder and harder to find an affiliate niche that isn’t so crowded that finding returns is fruitful, many bloggers are turning to new ways to make money online. The most common I see is offering some kind of training or course to teach other bloggers / marketers / business owners the tools, tricks and systems that have made that blogger successful in the first place. It’s classic making money from selling shovels, as the only people who make money in a gold rush are those selling the tools to dig for that gold. That said, it’s a smart strategy – you have to build an audience, earn their trust and respect, then you can sell them a product or service – often at higher value than any income from ad units or affiliate marketing.

Ben Matthews – Montfort.io

Ivana Taylor

Have you cracked the code on doing something or achieving a goal? Turn your skill or talent into an online course. Start by sharing it with your community, then expand and run Facebook Ads to target other communities. All you need is a topic a specific audience is excited about, a landing page to sell it and a PayPal account.

Ivana Taylor – Diymarketers.com

If you had asked me this very same question two or three years ago I would definitely answer “Google AdSense”. But now — after having learned it the hardest possible way – I wouldn’t recommend it (unless you really know what you are doing and strictly follow their rules… but even so… things can still go wrong).

Besides affiliate marketing I recommend launching your own product, service or tool. It takes the game up to a whole new level and, trust me, it will be hard for you to believe the results you can get. You go from being just a “simple” affiliate to becoming a product owner with your own affiliates working and making money for you. I know that this is certainly not an easy task but, if you get it right, it’s totally worth it.

Louie Luc – Buzznitrous.com

One of my favorite methods to make money online is creating and selling courses. Courses are ideal for branding and are an excellent way to build passive income for months and years to come. The best part is you can sell them on platforms with a ready audience like Udemy.

Aaron Lee – Askaaronlee.com

Mike Allton

My #1 recommendation for making money online is to create and sell your own products and/or services.

AdSense and Affiliate relationships are nice. They’re an easy way to start making a buck while you build up an audience. But if you’re interested in making a real online business you must follow the Solo Build It! Process of creating great content, targeting the right audience, preselling them, and only then monetize them (C->T->P->M).

Mike Allton – Thesocialmediahat.com

Dave Schneider

Build a business around a product or tool that you own and that you can sell online. As the owner, you get to control how much of the profits go to you. There’s no limit to how much you can earn when you’re the business owner, so, as long as you’re prepared to hustle, striking out on your own is something worth considering. I left a corporate job to do so, and I’ve never looked back.

Dave Schneider – Ninjaoutreach.com

Ruben Gamez

Most people copy what other bloggers are doing to make money. Unless you build up a huge audience, this is a tough way to go because of how competitive things are. Alternatively, one of the easiest (and most profitable) ways to make money is to sell your own product. I’m not talking about selling something that takes months to create. It’s just too risky.

A better approach is to figure out what the audience you’re focusing on is already buying. Ask them about everything they buy: tools, infoproducts, services, etc. Look for opportunities in that list. Any category of products where people are looking for alternatives, or with products haven’t been updated in a long time. Research those products and find out what people like and don’t like about them. Outsource a fast first version that improves on existing product weaknesses (for cheap, at places like Upwork) and start selling.

Ruben Gamez – Bidsketch.com

Ben Wynkoop

Client marketing is one method for making money online. Many successful internet marketers say affiliate marketing is the way to go because you don’t have to deal with needy clients. However, it takes time to learn how to approach affiliate marketing and rank if using search engine optimization as your marketing channel. Taking on clients results in immediate income and therefore can be an ideal first income source to provide the capital to begin affiliate marketing or starting your own brand.

Ben Wynkoop – Benwynkoop.com

Most of the serious bloggers I know make money online by selling their services. The majority are writers. Many do social media management for clients. Some create videos, SlideShares, infographics or custom images. A few install WordPress or even manage the hosting and updates for other bloggers or businesses.

Create an ‘about me’ or ‘hire me’ page. List specific offerings and for best results, include prices on the page. For writing, have a firm price and offer a 10% discount for bulk orders. Charge 10-25% additional for rush orders. Do not negotiate on prices unless you want to spend all your time negotiating instead of making money.

The page offering your services is the most important page on your site. Create a tab for it in your navigation and place it in a prominent place. Use the tips in Setting up Your For Hire Page: Do’s and Don’ts to make sure you optimize it well.

Gail Gardner – GrowMap.com

For newbie bloggers besides affiliate marketing, another monetizing method is to sell their consultancy services. It’s is easier to manage and if a blogger manages to get one order per month it could be a good support for him in the beginning.

For struggling bloggers, the best way to earn money with their blog is to sell their own products. With their a little experience they can create their own product and give it a try by selling directly to their blog readers.

Once they have good number of traffic on their blog then obviously they can earn money with PPC ads and for that Google Adsense is till the best option.

Mi Muba – Beamoneyblogger.com

Clara Jeronimos

If you have your own blog you really don’t need to fill it with tons of affiliate links or even those annoying ads. Begin by focusing on your audience first (by helping them out), build your own loyal following (by sticking to your ‘promises’ and main topic) and then, my friend, you’ll have the world at your feet (so to speak). From then onwards, you’ll be seen as an authority and as such you can recommend them whatever product or service you think can help their needs, particularly your own. You can start an email list and promote your own stuff like online courses, tools, eBooks and services. Additionally, you can start your own YouTube channel and make a profit from it by following the same recipe.

Clara Jeronimos – TravelRedux.com

Evgeniy Garkaviy

You can make quick easy, short-term income from affiliate marketing. If you want to make serious money online, you need to think of a niche you know something about, create a website or app that brings something new or something different to that niche. You are guaranteed to make money from the website or app for a long time to come. We are also talking serious money, not a miserly affiliate cheque. You need to be patient though; you will need to invest time, money and effort into getting the project off the ground.

Personally, I think the best method to generate money is to develop something that requires recurring payments. In this way you can easily earn money online.

For example a friend of mine has developed Free UK Dating Site – it is completely free but some features like higher place in search result is paid. It costs almost nothing but if you have more than 1,000 members who pay you $1/month. It results in a good income.

Evgeniy Garkaviy – HopeSpring.org.uk

Iñigo Etxebeste

There are multiple ways of making money online, from focusing on contents and featuring ad sets on your site, to providing expert digital consultancy to businesses. Personally I enjoy the “agency” side of online consulting, where I can help others with my experience and expertise.

Iñigo Etxebeste – GlocMedia.com

Mike Martyns

There are many ways to make money online other than just betting all your chips on affiliate marketing.

One of the ways I personally recommend is to write and publish a Kindle eBook. If you are a good researcher and writer you can pull it off with some ease in just a matter of days; if you’re not, you can even go on one of those outsourcing websites and hire someone else to write it for you.

What’s essential to be successful in this endeavor is to figure out the perfect topic that people might be interested in reading about. Search Amazon’s Kindle eBook library for a good theme that’s not overly competitive and is lacking better books. Then try to “fill in the gaps”.

Mike Martyns – SoccerGearHQ.com

Marko Saric

If you have a loyal audience, let them sponsor you. It’s a more user-friendly option rather than putting tons of random banners on your site. Some big blogs such as Wait But Why and Kottke have used donation/sponsorship very successfully recently. You can use something as simple as PayPal buttons or go for a full campaign on a site such as Patreon to accept sponsorships. Ask for donations and see how your audience responds.

Marko Saric – HowToMakeMyBlog.com

If you start from scratch, you can try infoproducts or ecommerce. Both methods have a higher initial time and/or money investment than affiliate marketing has, but both also allow for practically endless profit, where you decide the margin you want to operate on. In general, I would say ecommerce dropshipping is still relatively easy to get into, while infoproducts do require a huge initial investment for creating the funnel with leadmagnet, email follow up etc. as well as the core info product. Of course, both infoproducts and ecommerce sites can be promoted with paid ads as well as with SEO and some sneaky social media tactics.

Björn Assmann – Maxsearchusa.com

While I’ve made a small, steady income from affiliate marketing over the years, my top method for making money online is — by far — selling my own products and services. I started out with one premium ebook, and now have a series of four (the “Blogger’s Guides”) which have been a fantastic money-maker for me over the years. I’ve also got a membership site, which brings in regular, monthly income.

The ebooks are particularly good as they sell consistently over time, but I can also run sales to get a large influx of income whenever I want to. Because they’re my own products, rather than affiliate ones, I know I can trust that they’re good 😉 and I update them every 2-3 years too, adding new material and bonuses (like exclusive videos). This has really helped to keep sales going strongly over time.

If you’re looking to write your first ebook, I’d strongly suggest running a survey of your audience to find out exactly what they want (you might be surprised — and it probably won’t be what you think they need)! This is also a great opportunity to ask for email addresses, so you can send out early review copies or even ask for “beta readers” who can give feedback on a finished draft of your ebook.

Ali Luke – Aliventures.com

I think the two best ways to make money outside of affiliate marketing is selling your own product or service. Between those two I think the one that is most scalable is creating your own product. It could be either a physical or informational product. It really just depends on what niche you are covering in your own blog.

Rick Ramos – HealthJoy.com

Tim Blaustein

Use your creativity and you’ll quickly figure out lots of new ways to make money online. If you’re a handy person and really enjoy DIY projects you can have fun and make money at the same time. Go back to what you do best and check out if there’s a potential market for it. Then sign up as a seller on sites like Etsy or eBay and start selling. You can even launch your own website to further promote your stuff and increase sales. I’ve seen people manufacturing and selling things like handmade notebooks with customized covers, accordion sunshades with funny pictures, clothes and jewelry, personalized gifts, etc. I’m sure tou can do it too!

Tim Blaustein – ToolFever.com

Katy Manniche

Since I like drawing stuff like tattoos, caricatures and cartoons I have more opened doors rather than just sticking with affiliate marketing. Once you understand how you can take advantage of whatever is your God-given gift you can actually build an online business around it. It sure can be a profitable one, no doubt about it.

Katy Manniche – TattooOy.com

Casandra Campbell

I do love affiliate marketing, but besides that, I think eCommerce is a great way to make money online. With platforms like Shopify, it’s very easy to get a professional looking website up and running that is designed for selling products. By focusing on drop-shipping, you can keep your risk low by only paying for inventory after someone buys it. While it can take a while to get affiliate websites ranking in search engines, you can start selling products online immediately using ads because the margins are much higher. You also don’t need to create a lot of content to be successful the same way you do with affiliate marketing.

Casandra Campbell – Casandracampbell.com

Albert Mora

There is no universal solution, as it will depend on the particular circumstances on our website and our interests and capabilities. For this reason, it is advisable to have a method for deciding where to focus our efforts.

We must consider the following:

  1. What needs or main problems do the visitors of our website have?
  2. What differential factors can we offer, taking into account our personal circumstances (skills, training, contacts …)?
  3. Is the solution chosen economically profitable?

The first point will help us define the interests of our audience. The second point is to specify how we structure our solution (a digital product, software, a personalized service, etc.). The third point will help us discard those solutions that are not profitable, either because they involve expenses that are beyond our possibilities, or because of low income.

Albert Mora – Seolution.com

Andrea Loubier

Content marketing on targeted sites where you potential users would consume content. It’s relatively cheap to do this, even if outsourcing content development and even if it may be a slow process in builds long-term organic growth for generating sales for your business. There is also a level of trust when you put yourself out there. This also goes hand in hand with PR and getting stories out there about your company, as it builds a reputation on high traffic sites. We were able to build some fast traction for Mailbird this way as an awesome email client for Windows users that never existed before. We unify email communication with other communication and productivity apps that help us get things done more efficiently every day.

Andrea Loubier – Getmailbird.com

John Paul Aguiar

Selling your own book, or course is the 2 best ways to make money with a blog.

When you create a product or write a book it is an extension of the “learning” you share on your blog.

So when you have a large following that reads you blog on a regular basis then it makes sense they would be pre-qualified to then buy anything YOU create.

John Paul Aguiar – Johnpaulaguiar.com

Moira O'ConnellFor Museum Hack, we succeed by offering a “real life” service (our museum tours!) with a major component of online sales and marketing. Our tours are the service–they give our customers a tangible experience and memory. We use the online portion of our business to market and sell our product, making it a direct correlation to how we make money online. The best example of this is our company team building business that operates in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

How we succeed online is by working hard to become a trusted brand with a big online presence. By doing this we are able to market all our tours online, either by targeting certain cities or just pushing out our content to our audience and having them share it out to their friends! We don’t limit our online marketing just the geographic locations where we do tours. This way we reach a wide range of customers all over of the world, and we also reach people traveling to those locations.

Moira O’Connell – Museumhack.com

Partnering up with relevant brands and creating digital products. I co-authored the Mobile Design Book in 2014 and launched a web design course on Udemy. It was challenging but paid off in the long-term.

Tomas Laurinavicious – Tomaslau.com

My recommended method for making money online is offering your services. Your services can range from writing blog posts to creating content marketing strategies to social media managing. There’s a huge demand for these services. As a blogger you are already performing these tasks on a daily basis. Therefore, you are ready to help other people too.

If you specialize in another topic you can offer services in a related niche.

Mitt Ray – Socialmarketingwriting.com

Lorraine Reguly

There are many ways for earning money online. It all depends on what you are willing to.

As a blogger, I earn through sponsored posts and link placements. I also earn through AdSense.

As a freelancer, I earn by selling my writing/blogging and editing services to others. (I’m an English teacher and I’m very good with words!) I also help others become authors.

As an entrepreneur and a self-published author, I also earn though selling products of my own, such as books and e-books. This year, I plan on publishing a series of e-books that will help bloggers. I’m currently working on a non-fiction book to help people who have suicidal thoughts. (Interestingly, this project arose from one of my blog posts ranking on the first page of Google. I wrote about my suicide attempt and what to do if you want to kill yourself. This post gets hundreds of hits every day. I decided to help others even further by revealing what years of counselling has taught me. My book will also mainly be sold from that particular post! This way, I can help others AND earn simultaneously. Win-win!)

Some people earn money by creating membership sites and/or digital products (books, e-books, an email course, video courses, etc.).

Some people create Amazon niche sites and earn through them.

Some people do event blogging. To me, this is kind of risky, because I’ve known some event bloggers who have had their sites banned, or have had their AdSense accounts suspended. One blogger I know earned over $2000 in one day from one event but had an issue with his account, and subsequently did not get paid from AdSense.

There are tons of ways you can earn online! It really depends on your interests, you skills, and what you are willing to do to make money.

Lorraine Reguly – Wordingwell.com

I’ve tried so many monetization strategies and I ended up with following 3 strategies to monetize my blog. These are an evergreen strategies.

1) Affiliate
Affiliate Marketing is kind of thing where you don’t need your own product to make money. You just need a blog and enough traffic on it. So this one is my #1 strategy of monetization. I use it on my almost all the blogs.

2) Sponsored Posts
This strategy is really cool. Once your blog reaches to some level you’ll get sponsored post offers in the mail. Definitely, this one will not work for a new blog but with a right mindset and smart work, you can make money. I’m a little bit picky about sponsored post. I never go out of niche because it hearts in long term.

3) Adsense
Everyone knows and loves this monetization strategy. I use only one AdSense Ad block on my blog. Many bloggers say Adsense not work for blogging, SEO, and Marketing niche but they are wrong. Actually, they don’t know how to use it for that niche. So, Adsense is one of the awesome monetization strategies.

Ravijit Chavda – bloggingbook.net

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How to Make 2017 Your Most Profitable Year Ever!

Now that you’ve seen how some of the top experts, marketers and content creators are making money online with their businesses, it’s time for you to step up your game as well. As mentioned earlier, affiliate marketing is amazing and it’s how I first got my financial start online as well. However, if I stuck with only affiliate marketing and continued to push all of my traffic and leads elsewhere, I would have missed out on so many new opportunities and growing a brand and business of my own.

If you’d like to learn more about how to grow your own blog, brand or business online, be sure to check out a few of my best resource guides below.

  • Make Money with a Blog – A complete guide to starting a blog and turning it into a successful business.
  • Start a Free Stuff Site – This is an older post, but the concept of free stuff sites is still great a money maker today.
  • Create a Coupon Blog – Everyone wants to save money. Discover how to create a resource site and make money in the process.
  • How to Make Money on the Side – A few creative and effective ways to make your first few dollars online.
  • 50 Ways to Make $100 Today – A fun and interesting list of ways to start making money today. Great for inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed this expert round up and additional resources above. Be sure to contact me with any questions or new opportunities you might have.

Make Money and Win A Ferrari California with AdCombo #Ferrari_ADchallenge

The world of online business and affiliate marketing is like no other. Not only can you work from the comfort of your own home, run your business the way you want, and also have the opportunity to make a ton of money… you also get to work with some amazing businesses and brands in the process.

Yes, the world of affiliate marketing is quite exciting! This was clearly seen by any who was able to attend Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas just a few weeks ago. Not only did the conference have over 6,000 attendees, it also had more exhibitors and sponsors than ever before. This means there is a ton of new money and opportunities flooding into the space, which makes it quite an exciting time to be an affiliate marketer and entrepreneur.

While at Affiliate Summit, I had the opportunity to connect with the team over at AdCombo — which is one of the fastest growing and most successful affiliate networks in the industry today.Besides having a great team to help you get

Besides having a great ad network and dedicated team to help you get live and running with their best offers, they also have an amazing new contest that spans over the next few months. In addition to potentially earning hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from promoting offers on their network, someone is also going to win a brand new Ferrari California, valued at roughly $200,000!

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In addition to giving away a Ferrari California, there are also many other prizes up for grabs, which includes; 3 Rolex Submariners, 4 Macbook Pros, 5 Macbook Airs, and 10 Exclusive iPhone 7s.

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Now, you are probably wondering… how can I possibly get my hands on some of these amazing prizes?

Simple… as you need to do is join the AdCombo Affiliate Network and start pushing some serious revenue through your account. Once you start doing that, you will then earn entries based on how much you are earning through your account. For example, for each $10,000 earned promoting “Cash on Delivery” offers within the network will earn you a prize ticket. The winner of the Ferrari California will be announced at a private party at Cyprus in June 2017 — with many of their top affiliate being invited!

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As mentioned earlier… the internet marketing industry is like no other. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen some solid affiliate networks offering big bonuses and a mega prize like a Ferrari California to their affiliates. If you aren’t currently an affiliate of AdCombo, I highly recommend you check them out today.

Good luck!

Make Money Selling Banner Ads on Your Site with AdClerks

Making money with a website or blog isn’t rocket science. In fact, it’s actually one of the easiest things you can do when trying to make money online. The hardest part of this process is simply having enough traffic coming to your site to make it worthwhile for an advertiser to buy some ad space on your site.

There are plenty of ways to make money with ads on your site, such as affiliate marketing and Google Adsense. However, with each of those methods, your audience is going to have to click an ad or complete a task. A better solution might be to run direct placement banner ads right on your site. This means you are getting paid a set amount of money per month, not matter how many clicks or conversions are sent through your site.

Sounds good, right? But how are you supposed to find advertisers that want to pay to be on your site?

This is where a banner advertising network like AdClerks comes into play. In short, AdClerks connects advertisers with thousands of sites spread across different niche markets — essentially making it easy for site owners to find new paying advertisers, while also making it easier for advertisers to find new partner sites.

A Look at the AdClerks Ad Marketplace

Advertising on the internet has changed a lot over the years. In the early years of the internet, it was a mission to simply buy as much ad space as you can and hope for the best. Now it’s all about tracking conversions, using algorithms and getting in front of the right audience.

AdClerks takes the best parts of both worlds and has created their own marketplace for advertisers to search out the best sites to advertise on, while also seeing site stats and track the performance of their ads. The marketplace is also great for site owners to list their sites and keep track of traffic and earnings as well.

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As an advertiser, it’s also quite beneficial to look through the AdClerks marketplace and see the different type of sites you may have never come across before. Banner campaigns come in a wide range of sizes, budgets, and locations on different sites. The opportunity is also there to request custom banner sizes as well.

How Site Owners Make Money with AdClerks

As publishers and site owners, it’s always important to try and earn the most money possible with your site. With direct placement advertising, you always know how much money you are going to get for placing an ad on your site — the same can’t be said for affiliate ads or Google Adsense.

To get started, all you need to do is create an account with AdClerks, then place a line of code on your site. Once this is done, your marketplace listing will show advertisers everything they need before placing an ad on your site.

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When creating your marketplace listing, you have a few different options to consider. The first decision is whether you want to sell advertising on your site on a CPM (cost per 1,000 views) basis, or on a simple monthly (30 days) flat rate. No matter which you choose, you still get to decide on your own rate.

The other decision is on how many ads you want to appear on your site. Not just location-wise, but if you want to rotate ads in one position, or simply have that ad spot for one independent advertiser. Solo ad spots will sell for a higher rate than rotated ads.

Once this is set up, everything is pretty much on autopilot at this point. Through the AdClerks platform, advertisers can find your site, place an order and upload their banner ads — which will then appear right on your site. All of this is done automatically, with the AdClerks code running on your site.

How to Make Money with Unsold Ad Spots

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When first creating an account with AdClerks and getting your site live in the marketplace, there is likely going to be a waiting period before you have any advertisers place an order for your site. This will also depend on demand and how much traffic is flowing through your site.

One option to monetize this unsold advertising space, is to opt-in for OneClerk, which is a new CPM ad network exclusive to AdClerks users which monetizes your existing ad zones with just one click. The way OneClerk works, is that your unsold inventory will automatically be monetized with different advertisements until an advertiser comes through an actually purchases this ad spot on your site.

To get started with this opportunity, you just need to have active 300×250 or 728×90 ad zones for sale on your site. You can learn more about this process through OneClerk ads.

As mentioned above, this is a program you will have to ‘opt-in’ for, as not everyone will be accepted.

AdClerks is only looking to approve sites that are pushing a decent amount of impressions through their site — in the range of at least 100k per month. Sites must also be in English and have their own domain name.

For this premium ad management, AdClerks takes a 15-25% commission on all ad spots sold.

The Advertiser Benefit to AdClerks

With such a powerful platform and marketplace available to both site owners and advertisers, the benefits work both ways. Publisher get to place their sites within the AdClerks marketplace to find new advertisers, while advertisers get to search through thousands of sites that might best target their audience. All of which includes site stats, rates, ad locations, advertiser history and more.

You can see a preview of what it will look like when advertisers browse through the marketplace through the screenshot below. Notice how the site name, category, monthly impressions and price all stand out. Should you want to buy from such sites or learn more about them, all you need to do is click on the site thumbnail.

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With such a powerful marketplace available to advertisers, it’s no wonder that AdClerks is adding new sites and advertisers every day. All sites found within the marketplace are manually approved by AdClerks and much have at least 100,000 impressions per month. The ad rates are also what you see listed on the site, there are no hidden fees for management or tracking of your campaigns.

To get started with an advertiser campaign, all you need to do is visit AdClerks, browse through their marketplace and place an order with any site that seems like a good opportunity. All sites can be sorted by click-thru rate, impressions, newest or price.

Save More with Bundle Ad Packages

With so many sites within the AdClerks marketplace, it only makes sense for there to be a bundle or discount packages in place. If you’d like to get mass exposure across a wide range of site, check out the ad bundles options offered by AdClerks too.

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A perfect example of this would be if you have an affiliate network or an offer you wanted to get in front of other affiliate audiences or site owners, AdClerks has a bundle just for this — which includes many of the sites above. Instead of buying from each of these individually, AdClerks offers a much larger bulk purchase with a lower cost. This is perfect for anyone with a large budget or looking to increase their branding, exposure, and traffic at mass scale.

Other bundle ad package categories include art & design, education & students, entertainment, gaming, web design, music & teens, and more. All bundle packages will range in size, traffic, reach, and cost, as the sites within each category will vary as well.

AdClerks is a Great Solution for Both Site Owners and Advertisers

To make money on the internet, you must have traffic. This means you either need to have a website, or purchase it from other sources. With that being said, AdClerks is a solution that caters to both sides.

Take advantage of what AdClerks has to offer by creating an account today. It’s a simple process and also completely free. Even better, I have a sign-up bonus to make the offer even better.

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7 Reasons Why You are Going to Fail at Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best things to ever happen to would-be entrepreneurs around the world. In short, it’s provided a platform and legitimate business for anyone to start making money online, from anywhere. No matter where you are located, what your current level of education is, or even how much money you have to get started with… affiliate marketing could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

However, just because something is easily accessible and available, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy.

This is especially true with affiliate marketing — which comes in all different forms, shapes, and sizes. The most simple forms are through advertising from Google or Amazon right onto your site, while advanced methods include PPC marketing, ad buying, and building out your own niche content sites.

Before you get too excited, I want to stress the importance of affiliate marketing and how real it is. To do this, I’m going to provide you with seven of the most common reasons why people fail at it. Everyone needs to learn to walk before they can run, and hopefully this article serves as a reminder that the same is true in the world of affiliate marketing.

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1 – You Think Affiliate Marketing is Easy

There is a good chance that you first heard about affiliate marketing through the internet. You likely saw something showing their check or heard about how someone made a killing by recommending different products or services online.

While all of that might be legitimate and authentic, the truth is that these stories are few and far between. Yes, people are making real money with affiliate marketing, but every success story that you hear actually had hundreds of failures and stories you never hear about behind it.

Affiliate marketing is real — but it’s definitely not easy.

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2 – Focusing Only on Content Creation Works Best

To find success with affiliate marketing, you need to niche down as much as possible. The thought process that you can go wide range and try to attract a generic audience and monetize it effective with affiliate marketing just isn’t realistic. It can work, but you will have more than a billion sites on the internet to compete again.

The truth is, you need to niche down as much as possible and become an authority for information within that space. The more you niche down, the easier it will be for you to not out stand out from the crowd, but to also rank higher in the search results as well. This will also be key for the effectiveness of your monetization.

However, just “creating content” isn’t going to do the trick. There are over a billion active sites on the internet today and Google is only listing 10 pages organically in their search results. This means it’s virtually impossible for you to rank on the main page of Google, unless you are going after extremely niche keywords and also have content that is catered to exactly what your audience is looking for.

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3 – Cater to a General Audience and Promote Everything

With over three billion people on the internet and nearly two-billion-plus being on social media, it must be pretty easy to make money online. After all, if you had a website or blog that was getting 10,000 visits per day and each one of them made you .01, that’s an easy $100 per day in your pocket, right?

Wrong… for the most part, the majority of site traffic and people online aren’t going to make you money. This is why it’s extremely important to niche down your site focus and content as much as possible. Once you have a steady flow of people coming to your site and you know exactly what they are looking for, that’s when you can start monetizing and putting an offer out there that you know they will eat up.

You can see a perfect example of this in my blog monetization guide where I walk through the niche process of sports, to basketball, to jump training. If this is something of interest to you, be sure to join my how to start a sports blog course on Udemy. It walks you through the complete process of how to start a blog, find a winning niche and also making money with jump training programs like the ones mentioned earier.

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4 – Let Google Adsense Do All the Work For You

Google Adsense is great. It’s helped millions of people discover how to start making money with their site, and for some, it’s even helped pay off their mortgage. However, these stories of massive success with Google Adsense are also few and far between.

If something is extremely easy to make money with, isn’t there some kind of catch? Well yes, that happens to be the case with Google Adsense as well — but only if you want to put some extra work in.

The ways Adsense works is simple. You throw a line of code on your site, then Google starts serving banner and text ads on your site. Every time those ads are clicked, you earn a percentage. (usually in the 30-50% range, but you never actually know). This means you are making only half of the money you potentially could be, if you were running direct ad sales, affiliate offers or working deals directly with relevant advertisers that are currently being served on your site.

Long story short… if you are only using Google Adsense and are quite happy with your earnings, you are simply leaving money on the table.

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5 – Relying ONLY on Affiliate Marketing

Just like you can do yourself some harm by only relying on monetization methods like Google Adsense, you can also do the same if you only rely on affiliate marketing. We all know how affiliate marketing works… essentially you are the middle man. The advertiser makes money, the affiliate makes money, and so does the network serving the ads.

Well, what if you removed both sides of the equation and still had your same business model and lead process in place? Then you’d likely make a lot more money.

It won’t work in all situations, but if you are pushing massive leads to a network or product/service that you can replicate or start on your own… why not? Over the long run, this could be a massive amount of profit right back into your pocket.

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6 – Staying in Your Hole and Collect Money

There are two sides to affiliate marketing — those who are quietly making money and no one knows about it, and then there are those who have blogs or websites where they talk about it. Neither side is wrong, and both have their benefits. For over 10 years I was an affiliate marketer in the dark, then I decided to launch this blog in 2007 and share my story and advice.

While both options are great, I will tell you that starting my blog completely changed everything. Not only did it become a new outlet for growth, branding, and business… it also made me a better writer, business owner, entrepreneur, public speaker and much more. The opportunities as a result of the blog have also been amazing.

On top of all of that, the blog also gives me leverage. If I wasn’t paid from an ad network or advertiser, the last thing they would want is to get blasted on the blog — this might not be the case if I was just a lonely affiliate without a voice in the community.

Again, both sides are great, but the networking and earnings potential for putting yourself out there is also immense

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7 – Diagnosed with a Case of Shiny Object Syndrome

If you want to fail at affiliate marketing, catch a good old diagnosis of ‘shiny object syndrome‘. Many of us not only know what this is, we are also guilty of it as well.

Shiny object syndrome is jumping from project to project, hoping to hit it big on the next one. A good example of this would be if you had a site that was doing extremely well and making series money, but then you saw a new blog post about someone doing extremely well with mobile CPA ads. So then you leave focus on your site and start focusing elsewhere. Not only have you lost your focus, you are now spread too thin on both sides and your original successful site is now quickly falling behind.

The same thing happens in affiliate marketing all the time, and this can be even more dangerous if you have active ad campaigns running with large daily budgets.

Your Success in Affiliate Marketing Falls on You!

As mentioned earlier, affiliate marketing is one of the best opportunities out there… but it shouldn’t be taken for advantage. Map out how you’d like to make money with affiliate marketing, create a real business that provides value, then implement a monetization strategy where you can compete and scale with time.

While all of this is going on, always remind yourself of the seven steps to affiliate marketing failure that I’ve listed above.

SelfAdvertiser – How to Create High Traffic Self-Serve Ad Campaigns

If you want to successfully make money on the internet, you need to have traffic to your site. It’s that plain and simple. This concept might seem obvious, but it’s still something that many brands, bloggers and content creators continue to struggle with. Since there are well over a billion active sites on the internet, the concept of “build it and they will come”, is not a valid solution. Instead, you either need to create a website and content that ranks extremely well in Google, has a great social media appeal and attracts thousands of visitors daily, or simply create your own paid advertising campaigns.

For most legitimate brands, affiliate marketers and anyone pushing serious numbers online — paid traffic is the answer.

However, setting up an ad campaign and just letting traffic pour into your site or ad campaigns also isn’t going to do the trick. You need to actually have a tracking solution in place where you can monitor, manage and improve all aspects of your ad campaign. Without the ability to split test traffic, tweak demographic targeting and know what traffic sources are performing best… you are just throwing money out the window.

SelfAdvertiser.com is a self-serve platform to help advertisers take better control over their ad campaigns while allowing providing users with access to massive traffic sources in the process. Let’s take a look at what the Self Advertiser platform is all about.

What Is SelfAdvertiser.com and How Does it Work?

Right when you visit the SelfAdvertiser.com site, you will get a quick preview of what the platform has to offer — which is the ability to get your campaign up and running in minutes, while also giving you full management and stats tracking in the process. Unlike other platforms out there, SelfAdvertiser has gained quite a loyal audience thanks to their ‘self-service’ features. With such a solution in place, it means for more control on the advertiser side, while also allowing for a must faster set up and going live process.

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If you are actively buying traffic from different networks and traffic sources online, you likely already know what is working well with your site and demographic targeting. SelfAdvertiser.com has plenty of tools, features and advantages over other ad networks and traffic solutions to help further your campaigns and marketing.

 

  • Attract more customers. The goal is to deliver more visitors to your website and this ad platform is keen to do that for you.
  • Advertise locally or globally. The geo-targeting options available on SelfAdvertiser.com are very robust, making it easy to specifically target users no matter where they are in the world. We’ll discuss this a bit further in just a moment.
  • Reach the right person at the perfect time. It’s not good enough simply to reach a visitor who may be interested in what you have to offer. It’s equally important to get to that visitor at the right time, right when they are looking for a related piece of information.
  • Dedicated support. Even though SelfAdvertiser.com is billed as a self service platform, that doesn’t mean you need to go it completely alone. You can request assistance from your dedicated account manager at any time, whether you’re looking for clarification or if you want advice for how to maximize the performance of your campaign.
  • Any budget is a good budget. You don’t have to have remarkably deep pockets in order to enjoy quantifiable results. You can start with just a few dollars a day if you want and ramp up when your budget and resources allow. The only caveats are that the initial deposit must be at least $100 and subsequent deposits must be at least $10.
  • No startup cost. It doesn’t cost you anything to get started. You only pay when the network starts delivering the traffic you’re looking for.

Now that we’ve taken a quick look at what SelfAdvertiser is and how it can help scale your website, ad campaigns or business in size, let’s take a look at how you can get started with an account and active campaign of your own.

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No matter what your current expertise in online marketing or creating ad campaigns is, SelfAdvertiser has a simple walk-through to allow anyone to quickly create an account, setting up their first campaign, funding the account and quickly going live. It’s actually so simple, it’s done within a single page campaign process. After verifying your email address, you will instantly have account access and can start creating your first ad campaign.

Creating a Campaign within SelfAdvertiser

When looking for a new traffic source or tracking solution, it’s always nice to come across one that delivers on what they promise but also not making you learn a whole new platform just to get started. This is exactly what you will find with SelfAdvertiser.

When setting up a campaign, by default you are going to be set at Pay Per View (PPV). The most popular and prominent traffic sources on the network are pop traffic (with pop-under, pop-over, tab-under or tab-over, depending on browser settings and permission) and misspelled domain redirects options all available. You can select these options and targeting settings from within your campaign set up.

The first section of the campaign set up process is easy enough. All you need is to create a group name, the type of traffic you want to run to your site, and how much you want to pay for it. I highly recommend going with a lower daily budget in the beginning so you can split test your traffic and see how it converts in the first few days. After seeing a good amount of data come through, you can then pull out any lower converting traffic sources and increase your daily budget.

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The next section is also quite easy, as it’s just filling in your destination URL (which would be your site or landing page). Conversion tracking is also available (highly recommended for improved tracking and ROI). Campaign targeting is also available, which allows you to choose your targeting mode and blacklisting low performing sites from sending further traffic.

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As you move further into the campaign set up process, you will start to see more advanced targeting options, which includes:

  • County selection
  • Device (desktop, tablet, smartphone)
  • Operating System (windows, macos, linux, android, ios)
  • Connection Type (carrier, wifi)
  • Browser (chrome, explorer, firefox, safari, edge, opera)

The more you tweak and zone into each of these different targeting options, the more likely you are to squeeze our a higher margin and ROI out of your campaigns. For example, just targeting countries in itself will result in massive conversion swings. Throw browser and device viewing into the mix and you have a whole new data sheet to work with. Not all traffic sources are the same, which is why it’s so extremely important to split test on as many levels as possible.

After selecting your targeting options, you can also choose how often you want your ads to be seen. This is done within the ‘frequency’ and ‘traffic distribution’ section.

Setting Up Your Actual Pay-Per-Click Ads

In addition to creating ad campaigns on a PPV basis, the option is also there for PPC (pay per click) advertising as well. This process is also quite simple and will look very similar to Google Adwords, should you have an active campaign running.

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Creating a PPC campaign is quite similar to the PPV process we just walked through. Most of the targeting and campaign settings are the same. The main difference between the two is that you will actually create your own PPC ads that you want to be seen by others. This is as simple as plugging in your headline, description, display and destination URL.

Once this process is completed, you can then fund your account and go live with your campaign. The initial deposit to go live with your campaign is $100. Minimum deposits after your first, can be as low as $10 each. Another great feature of SelfAdvertiser, is that they accept Paypal (or credit cards and wire transfer if you prefer).

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With your campaign in the system and your deposit being made, it’s only a matter of waiting a few minutes time (usually 15 mins) to start seeing your campaign data update within your dashboard area. You will be able to monitor your campaigns from within your main login screen, which also breaks down each of your campaigns and showing individual budget, costs, impressions, clicks, CTR and CPC for each campaign. This data can also be exported as a CSV for download and further analysis.

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Pushing Quality Traffic with SelfAdvertising

As mentioned earlier, when it comes to growing a website or business online, there is no better way than paid advertising. Sure, SEO and social media are great… but they can also take months and years to result in any real traffic or business to your site.

SelfAdvertiser.com is a top player in the online marketing and traffic buying space. I highly recommend you take the time to create a free account on their platform and see what they have to offer. The only way to find out where your next huge traffic source and lead generation outlet might be, is to simply try it out for yourself.

SelfAdvertiser BONUS Code: Use code “ZACSELF” when making a deposit of $100 or more, to automatically receive a $100 matching bonus towards your account. (Limited for one user per account).

7 Reasons to Start a Newsletter and Grow Your Business

In one of my recent articles (37 Email Marketing Stats that Show Why Email is Still King), I mentioned that “90% of email gets delivered to the intended recipient’s inbox, whereas only 2% of your Facebook fans see your posts in their News Feed.”. While newsletters are no longer the latest hot topic, they are still proving to be a very important element of email marketing. Newsletters that are done right have a number of advantages.

The last thing you want a customer to think upon opening your newsletter is to question how it got in their inbox. It may sound obvious but it’s important that customers sign up to a newsletter with the intention of actually receiving it — whether t be for entertainment, online shopping, marketing or even customer account information.

No matter what your target audience or niche market is, creating a newsletter has never been simpler with many easy-to-use online programs that assist you for every step of the way and let you be as creative as you want. The key to a successful newsletter is providing engaging and fresh content in an appealing format. There are many online guides you can read to inform you on what makes an interesting and successful newsletter.

You can see an example of how a newsletter should be laid out through the screenshot below. However… it’s not just the layout and structure of your newsletter that matters, it’s the whole concept and how you approach it as a brand, while also being seen by your audience.

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7 Quick and Effective Reasons to Start a Mailing List Today

In case you still haven’t dabbled in the world of newsletters and email marketing, here are just a few reasons to start.

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Create Loyalty, Trust, and Community

The first thing about a business newsletter is the trust that you create with your network. Once the customer becomes used to your consistent and regular content, and as soon as they begin to recognize that content as informative and interesting, the more loyal they will become and be familiar with your brand name. Remember, customers need to trust you before they buy from you.

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AutoResponders are Your Best Friend

When it comes to email marketing and mailing lists, few things are greater than the power of a solid autoresponder series.

Few brands do this correctly, but online marketers and bloggers have become masters at the process. The way it works is simple — someone joins your mailing list, and they are sent a series of mailings (based off your schedule). Each of these mailings are unique in their own way and helps build the relationship, trust, engagement and eventual conversion over the series of mailings.

The best part of this whole process is that you only need to create this mailing list series once. After that, every time someone new joins your mailing list, they will get walked through that same process (no matter when or where they came from).

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Increase Website Traffic

One of the best ways to increase repeat traffic to your site is through the use of a newsletter or mailing list. Unfortunately, around 70% of the people that visit your site for the first time will never come back. This is simply a numbers game and isn’t totally relevant to your site content or call-t0-action… there is just way too much content already out there.

My recommended tip for heavily increasing the conversion rate on how many people join your mailing list once their hit your site, is to implement popup subscribe forms and welcome mats. Through my own experience, these have worked better than all other methods.

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Boost Your Sales

With regular company newsletters, the opportunities to highlight a product or service are endless. Whether it be direct like an introduction to a new product, or a bit more subtle such as sharing a third party review of your service, it is easy to guide customers to your direct point of sales. Trust must be built first. Another idea to increase sales is to advertise special offers on the newsletter, therefore adding to value to it.

In addition to boosting sales, sending out a constant supply of mailings and messages to your audience will also increase their trust and desire to buy. It’s been reported that the average customer needs to see an advertisement for something around twenty times before actually making a purchase.

To learn more about how to increase sales with a newsletter, check out these sales funnel case studies.

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Increase Your Social Media Engagement

Similar to websites, social media can be an overwhelming place for your content to be found. However, when someone is on your mailing list, it is more likely they would follow you on their preferred social network of choice.

For this reason, it’s extremely important to include all your social media accounts in all of your mailings. Providing the option to share newsletter content via social media will increase engagement across all your networks – this way, the conversation transforms from the more personal and focused medium of email to the more public and casual medium of social media. Also, if you already have a well-known logo or brand in place, be sure to keep this same branding consistent across your social media channels. This will play a huge part in the overall trust, branding and engagement process.

At the minimum, be sure to include your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts within your mailings.

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Distribute Important Content

One of the more obvious reasons to send out a newsletter is to keep your audience and your customer base up to date with all the company news. It is important that customers feel a part of this community that the newsletter has created.

To stress this point even further, I would highly recommend giving your “best” content only through your mailing list. This will serve you and your subscribers better in two ways; first being that you can incentivize the sign-up process with your best content, second being that your subscribers will actually want to stay subscribed to your mailing list — since they can clearly see it is your best work!

Remember… people join your mailing list because they want to get something out of it — make sure you are making it worth their time.

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Track Your Signups

Most newsletter platforms provide an option to view analytics such as Aweber or ConvertKit. The analytics provided through these platforms generally include the sharing rate, click-through rate, conversion rate, bounce rate and list growth rate. Such statistics are useful for developing your newsletter strategy.

If you want to bring your outreach, management, and automation to a whole new level, I highly recommend you take a look at what GetResponse is doing as of lately. They are now focused on making the process of visitor-to-email-to-customer as seamless as possible, while also providing full reporting in the process.

Starting a Newsletter is Easy… Converting Your Audience is Not!

At the end of the day, anyone can start a mailing list — it’s extremely fast, simple and affordable. However, to find success with a mailing list, you need to have an audience and provide value to them in order to get them to actually join your list. Even then, the work is still not done.

To fund success with email, you must continually add value, split test your results, track conversions and measure ROI. Once you’ve mastered this process, you can aggressively market your site, landing pages and mailing list to levels you’ve never even imagined!

23 Influencer Marketing Days Speakers and Entrepreneurs to Follow

Being an influencer is all about knowing what you are good at and sharing it with the rest of the world. It’s not just about the marketing, branding or even the business generated from it, instead, it’s actually a combination of everything. Take myself, for example, I could be considered an influencer in the world of affiliate marketing and blogging. I may be known for that, but as a result of it, a whole new world of opportunity has come up as a result of it.

For example, next week I will be speaking at Influencer Marketing Days in New York City. It’s a two-day conference that connects some of the industry’s best influence marketers and brands with audiences from around the world while also sharing their expertise and actionable tips to help others find even more success online.

During this event, I will be speaking on the topic of “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert“, which is something I’ve not only had a lot of experience with — it’s also something I love teaching others as well. It’s never been easier to turn your expertise into a million dollar business through the use of influence marketing and the internet. Best of all, if you can attend Influencer Marketing Days, I’m going to show you how.

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Click here to register for Influencer Marketing Days

However, if you aren’t able to attend the event, don’t think that gives you an excuse not to find success!

The internet marketing industry is unlike any other… especially when it comes to the outreach and requesting help from others within it. Try asking a local restaurant or retail business in your area how to start a competing business and see what they say. You will likely get thrown right out! However… ask the same question online to an industry expert, and you have a very good chance of getting a solid reply. Go ahead… shoot me an email — I always answer!

With all of that being said, there are going to be some amazing experts, entrepreneurs, and influencers speaking at and attending Influencer Marketing Days. I highly recommend you run through each of the speaker bios below and start following them on Twitter and visiting each of their sites. I’ve even had the opportunity to interview many of these experts and share their knowledge through my podcast as well.

If you’re a reader of the blog and in the New York area, be sure to check out Influencer Marketing Days, as I’m sure it’s going to be great!

Influencer Marketing Days  – 23 Speakers You Can’t Afford to Miss

Geno Prussakov

Geno PrussakovInfluencer Marketing Days is organized and chaired by Geno Prussakov, an acclaimed digital marketing thought leader, international speaker, and educator. Through his writing, training, and speaking he directly contributed to online marketing successes of many Fortune 500 brands, and thousands of small businesses.

Prussakov authored numerous books which were translated into other languages, trained tens of thousands of Internet marketing professionals, and are also used as textbooks in many MBA programs around the world.

In 2011 for influencing “change within the industry” Rakuten named him one of Performance Marketing’s Most Vocal Advocates, while in 2014 and 2015 Small Business Trends recognized him as one of North America’s Top 100 small business influencers. He is a regular contributor to an array of industry publications and multiple blogs, including his own (named the Best Affiliate Blog in 2010 & 2011). Geno regularly speaks at key industry events, and besides Influencer Marketing Days also runs his Affiliate Management Days conference.

 

Rachel Honoway

rachel-honowayRachel is the CEO of FMTC, a premier affiliate solution provider and the company behind the Fresh Press Media Influencer Marketplace . She is currently serving as the President of the Performance Marketing Association Board of Directors. Rachel has been in the performance marketing industry since the late 90’s helping merchants launch new programs, assisting affiliates in starting their businesses and has been a part of developing technologies that help affiliates, publishers, bloggers, merchants and advertisers optimize their interactions and maximize the return on their relationships.

 

Oliver Roup

oliver-roup As Founder and CEO of VigLink, Oliver Roup understands the power of native monetization like few others, and is passionate about powering content-driven commerce for companies like Reuters, Maxim, Women’s Health and more. Through advanced link technology, VigLink automatically enables publishers to earn revenue, at scale, directly through a publisher’s words. Prior to VigLink, Oliver served as a Director at Microsoft in charge of various media properties including XBOX Live Video Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, and MSN Entertainment. In addition to holding patents covering micro-transactions, media, and metadata, he is currently a board member of the Performance Marketing Association and chair of the PMA’s Content Monetization Council. Oliver received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from MIT and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

Brian Littleton

brian-littletonAs the founder and CEO of ShareASale, Brian has connected thousands of merchants and affiliates alike, ensuring mutual profitability while preserving the spirit and core values of the affiliate marketing industry. Since 2000, his leadership and vision have helped shape the industry into what it is today. ShareASale celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and currently supports over 4,000 retailers on the ShareASale Network, working strategically with its clients, both on the advertising and publishing end, to maximize their individual potential. Brian is a three-time winner of the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award for Affiliate Marketing Advocate of the Year.

 

Gary Kibel

gary-kibelGary Kibel is a partner with the law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP (www.dglaw.com). He practices in the areas of Digital Media, Advertising/Marketing and Privacy law. Gary regularly advises interactive companies, advertising agencies, media providers and other commercial entities regarding transactions for interactive advertising, behavioral advertising, social media, programmatic media buying, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, data collection and usage, and other emerging products and services. He also serves as General Counsel to the Performance Marketing Association. Davis & Gilbert is widely regarded as the premier law firm in the U.S. representing advertising, marketing and promotions agencies, from specialized shops and ad tech companies to the largest advertising holding companies in the world. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gary was an Information Systems Analyst with Merrill Lynch.

 

Max Ciccotosto

max-ciccotostoMax is the Head of Global Growth at Lightinthebox, where he leads a group that manages 200+ marketing channels. Prior to LITB Max was the VP of Product and Growth at Lockerz, which acquired Wishpot – a leading social commerce platform – where Max was the CEO. Max held senior management positions at Microsoft. He’s an active startup advisor and he is trying to finish his first cooking book.

 

Todd Crawford

todd-crawford As a co-founder, Todd Crawford evangelizes the opportunities presented by a multi-channel approach to the performance model. Prior to Impact Radius, he served as vice president of sales and business development for Digital River’s affiliate network, oneNetworkDirect. Todd also contributed to the founding team at Commission Junction in 1998 and led its business and sales development efforts as vice president for more than seven years.

 

Apu Gupta

apu-guptaCo-founded Curalate, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gupta has a background in both startups and established ventures encompassing strategic management, marketing, sales and operations. He worked in the technology, financial services, and industrial chemicals industries, and also has exposure to the pharmaceuticals and aviation sectors. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer for MedPlus Health Services Pvt. Ltd. and also served as its Chief Operating Officer, North India since March 2007. Mr. Gupta was responsible for leading MedPlus expansion into Northern India and also heading marketing efforts nationwide for MedPlus Health. Prior to joining MedPlus, Mr. Gupta spent seven years in a variety of strategy, sales, and marketing roles in the United States, where he focused on launching and building new products, services, and organizations in the financial services and technology sectors. Mr. Gupta also served at Arthur Andersen, American Express and WebEx Communications. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Lindsay Hittman

lindsay-hittmanLindsay Hittman is the Co-Founder and President of BrandCycle Inc., an affiliate platform that strategically connects lifecycle retailers with high-quality content and influencer partners. Lindsay has extensive background in online customer acquisition where she previously served as the Director of Digital Strategy and the Director of Product Development at Acceleration Partners working internally to develop and launch new business extensions and services. Her background and interest in retail and e-commerce was launched in product development and consultancy roles for Macy’s and Bloomingdales. Lindsay holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tom Holland

tom-hollandTom Holland, MS, CSCS, CISSN is the CEO & Founder of TeamHolland LLC, a fitness-consulting company. An internationally-recognized fitness expert, Tom is an exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist. The author of numerous books and the host of best-selling fitness DVDS, Tom is also an elite endurance athlete with 23 Ironman triathlon and 70 marathon finishes around the world. Tom has worked with such companies and teams as Nautilus, Gatorade, McDonald’s, The New York Jets, Vega, Nissan, Merck, PowerBar, NordicTrack and Timex. Tom is a frequent guest on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America. FOX & CNN.

 

Karen Koslow

karen-koslowHighly accomplished i360 strategic marketer and entrepreneur with proven talent for envisioning and developing ideas into successful businesses, and building peak-performing teams to support those growing businesses. Karen’s industry impact is clearest in her 10-year tenure as Founder/CEO of Think 360, a nationally recognized integrated marketing agency highly regarded for its strategic, big-idea campaigns. Fueled by a passion for health and wellness, in 2009 Karen launched Antidote 360, a division of Think 360, offering Health & Wellness Marketing Solutions. In 2016, Karen co-founded Wellness Amplified – a multichannel influencer marketing company focused on health & wellness vertical.

 

Kamiu Lee

kamiu-leeKamiu Lee is VP of Business Development & Finance at Bloglovin’, a cross-platform content discovery platform that aggregates users’ favorite fashion and lifestyle blogs into a single beautiful feed. Bloglovin’ also partners with hundreds of brands through Activate by Bloglovin’– the world’s leading influencer marketing platform, with access to 1M+ registered influencers. At Bloglovin’, Kamiu is responsible for business development, finance and overall P&L management, as well as new strategic initiatives. Prior to Bloglovin’, Kamiu worked in Business Development roles at Rent the Runway and Refinery29, as well as in early-stage investments at Gotham Ventures. Kamiu started her career as an investment banker at HSBC Securities, based in New York, London and Sao Paulo, where she focused on M&A and equity fundraising for consumer and media clients. Kamiu holds a B.S. in Finance & Accounting from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

 

Jessica Levinson

jessica-levinsonJessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the founder of Nutritioulicious, a New York-based nutrition communications and consulting business with a focus on culinary nutrition. Jessica specializes in recipe development, writing, and social and traditional media relations. She is the co-author of We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities (Barron’s, 2011), the Culinary Corner columnist for Today’s Dietitian Magazine, and maintains the popular Nutritioulicious blog. In addition to her professional work, Jessica enjoys all things related to food and wine and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

 

Stephanie Robbins

Professional HeadshotStephanie Robbins connects brands to niche online influencers to incrementally grow revenue. She brings over 20 years of online marketing experience to the table, including leading the interactive division for a nationally acclaimed digital agency. Stephanie is known for representing a select few brands that she can authentically promote, treating each brand like it is her own. She has spent the past 8 years developing relationships with over a thousand influencers and is passionate about helping them create a flexible lifestyle through influencer marketing. A known subject matter expert, Stephanie has been interviewed on NBC Business Talk Radio and published in Feedfront Magazine.

 

Barbara Rozgonyi

barbara-rozgonyiBarbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a Midwest-based WIRED branding and social selling consultancy that positions its clients as highly visible, attractive, and influential leaders online. The company’s client list covers a wide range of industries from Fortune 500 to startups. An influential digital marketing expert and author, Barbara began blogging at http://wiredPRworks.com in 2006. She co-founded Social Media Club’s Chicago chapter in 2008 and was selected by Nokia as one of two social media experts to represent the U.S. at Social Media Week Berlin in 2013. Named one of the top 50 content marketing influencers on Twitter, Barbara’s digital brand is @wiredPRworks. An international speaker in the meetings and event industry, Barbara is Meeting Professionals International member and a National Speakers Association professional member.

 

Greg Shepard

greg-shepwardAs Chief Strategy Officer, Greg Shepard charts the company’s trajectory for future product and service offerings. Greg originally founded the global affiliate marketing agency, Affiliate Traction, in 1999, which was acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January, 2016, and named Pepperjam the following April. Greg also founded the brand compliance agency AdAssured, which was officially acquired by Pepperjam in July of 2016. Greg has been a prominent speaker, author, and contributor at international industry events and media publications for more than a decade.

 

Laura Smous

Laura is the Head of Product Marketing at TapInfluence. Laura blends extensive agency and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) experience, along with a love for the art of marketing and passion for data, to help brand and agency customers generate measurable ROI, with influencer marketing. She is a versatile marketing leader and accomplished writer, with nearly twenty years of experience.

 

Latham Thomas

latham-thomasLatham Thomas, aka Glow Maven is a celebrity wellness/ lifestyle maven and birth doula- transforming not only how women give birth to their babies, but how they give rise to the best version of themselves. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100- a enlightened group of leaders elevating humanity with their work- Latham is helping women embrace optimal wellness and spiritual growth as a pathway to empowerment. She is the founder of Mama Glow (MamaGlow.com) a lifestyle brand and highly regarded website offering inspiration, education, and holistic services for expectant and new mamas. A graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham formally served on the advisory board of Yahoo! Health and currently she serves on the TUFTS University Nutrition Council. Latham is best-selling author of “Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy,” a go-to wellness guide for expecting mothers endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr Mark Hyman, Christy Turlington Burns & more.

 

Chris Tradgett

chris-tradgettChris Tradgett has been 14+ years in the affiliate industry, initially as one of the early team at Buy.at affiliate network, then client side – and the last 4 years growing the Publisher Discovery platform. Currently providing affiliate network intelligence to leading affiliate networks, OPMs, agencies and merchants globally to power affiliate recruitment strategies.

 

Martin Weinberg

martin-weinbergMartin Weinberg leads the US marketing team at SEMrush which is driven to help marketers succeed through advanced competitive intelligence. Prior to SEMrush, he helped many organizations develop creative digital strategies to reach their audience and inspire action. Martin consulted to brands such as Comcast, Ricoh, Campbell’s, uPenn and Reed Business Information, where he created the largest B2B email marketing program in the world at the time. As an industry speaker, Martin enjoys contributing new ideas and insights about digital strategy, online marketing, and social media at conferences, universities, and corporate events, such as Digital Summit, Pubcon, SMX and more.

 

Adam Weiss

adam-weissAdam Weiss is the General Manager for Rakuten Affiliate Network (formerly LinkShare), and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and technology roadmap of the global affiliate business. He also focuses on new business development, partnership optimization and Publisher account management. Adam has held multiple roles within Rakuten Affiliate Network, having joined the company in 2003. Prior to that time, he held publisher-facing positions at About.com and 24/7 Media.

 

Jessica Woodbury

jessica-woodburyJessica began blogging 15 years ago and has been writing at her personal blog, Don’t Mind the Mess, for over 8 years. She is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared on The Toast, Book Riot, and The Huffington Post. She worked on Wayfair.com’s SEO team and built their innovative Homemaker Blogger Program. She is currently a Business Development Manager at CJ Affiliate, where she is the key strategist on CJ’s Content team and helps influencers and brands connect through the affiliate channel.

 

See you at Influencer Marketing Days!

Did you only count 22 names on the list about? Don’t forget about me! — Be sure to follow everyone on the list above, and don’t forget to connect with me at Influencer Marketing Days and to attend my “How to Establish Yourself as an Industry Expert” session on Tuesday 11/15 at 3:00 PM.

Also stay active with allInfluencer Marketing Days trending events and social updates by following #InfluencerDays on Twitter and Facebook.

Kajabi Makes Selling, Marketing, and Delivering Online Courses Easy

When I first started making money online back in the mid-90s, everything was such a simple and drawn out process. For example, if you wanted to start a new website you would have to register a domain name, set up web hosting, have a web design and graphics program, then individually upload everything through FTP. In short, it was a pain in the butt and quite a complicated task. Now anyone can get online with a WordPress site in just a few clicks of a button and usually in less than 10 minutes.

Over the years, the business of “getting online” has grown by hundreds of multiples. Making such tedious tasks quick and simple for the average person or retail business, has not only generated trillions of dollars for the brands creating such services, but also for those who are using them as well.

A perfect example of this transition and technology can be seen with the new Kajabi. It’s a name you are probably familiar (in the world of online marketing), but they are back with vengeance and now have an even more powerful platform than ever before — all with the concept of making content creation and business online that much easier.

What Is Kajabi?

As mentioned earlier, getting started with a business online can be quite overwhelming. You need to know what you are selling, create a site, set up payment, customer management and a whole lot more. Even more confusing, annoying and costly, is trying to figure out which network or platform you are going to use for each of these solutions. If only there was a way to sign up for one platform and just get live — well, that is exactly what Kajabi has created for you.

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Instead of needing to join multiple tools and solutions, Kajabi has created an all-in-one platform to help you get your business and start selling as soon as possible. While Kajabi offers you everything you need to get up and running fast, there are no limitations on outside software, tools and marketing solutions you can also throw into the mix. Kajabi features include a site builder, management over customers/subscriptions/products, landing page designers and even email marketing.

On a side note, it’s also important to point out that Kajabi isn’t just for individuals or brands looking to sell just digital courses or ebooks. The platform also allows for complete set up and management of online coaching groups or masterminds as well. One time ebook and video courses are great, but scaled out training programs and masterminds are even better… and all possible through Kajabi.

A Publishing Platform that’s Easy for Anyone

For most experts or brands that want to sell something online, they are already good at what they do — selling, marketing or creating products. The last thing they want to worry about, is figuring out how to start a website from scratch, learn to code and mess around with site design. Kajabi had all of this in mind when creating their platform, making it easy for anyone to use, while also not frustrating them in the process.

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In addition to offering different site themes, mobile responsive designs and an easy to use interface, Kajabi also makes the concept of video quite easy as well. Online video is now more important than ever before, and it’s also one of the most effective ways to launch and sell your course. However… which is the right video option for you? You could upload videos to YouTube and set them as private, or even create a premium account with Vimeo — but then again, these will either cost you some extra money or complicate the process with yet another outside solutions.

Kajabi simplifies this process by allowing it’s users to upload video right into their backend members area. This means your videos won’t be hosted on another platform, are always loading at the fastest speeds possible and fully customized and managed through your main Kajabi account. There is also no need to worry about extra bandwidth costs, as it’s all part of the monthly package.

Everything You Need to Get Started

I keep going back to it, but it is one of the most important part of any online business — your website!

Kajabi allows you to focus on what you are good at (selling and product creation), while also not trying to turn you into a site designer or developer in the process. Through their easy to use drag and drop site builder, anyone can go live with a professional looking site in just minutes. Choose any of the beautiful templates within your account, then customize them to your liking — again, all without the need to touch any code (but the option is there if you need it).

From within the design editor, you can work on your main page, video value pages, webinar registration pages, sales pages, thank you pages and more.

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If you were to look around at the most successful membership-based sites online, you would likely notice they were built with the end user in mind. At the same time, they are also designed in a way that stresses the importance of taking action, benefits of the group and also highlighting course material or the person behind it.

On the back end, the real value in such membership sites comes through the engagement and interaction between students and teachers. This is something Kajabi also has custom built into their platform. This allows for not only a premium experience for the customer, but also a way for the course and instructor to continually improve and update over time.

While the look and feel of your site is important, it’s the backend tools, tracking and management of Kajabi that really allows you to scale and grow a business online. As a member of the platform, you would have access to many key features and benefits, including the ones shown below.

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Kajabi was also built for existing online businesses and brands as well. While the solution offers the ability to power an online business by itself, it also offers the option to integrate with outside partners and tools as well. For example, if you were already accepting payments through your existing site with PayPal or Stripe, no problem — Kajabi can integrate with that. Same thing with email… ConvertKit, MailChimp, Aweber — it’s all good!

Kajabi also offers their own premium tracking solutions for members as well. We are talking about everything from tracking your sales, member sign ups, opt-ins, user activity and more. After all, the better you understand your audience and customers, the better you can improve ROI and marketing efforts down the road.

How Much Does Kajabi Cost?

Should you take a look at Kajabi and the many different features it offers, you could quickly find yourself spending hundreds of dollars per month if you were to try and replicate the process with various outside solutions — but why bother? Kajabi has packaged everything up for you and make it quite affordable to get your business online, while also offering the option to scale your membership and features, along with the growth of your business.

Another added bonus is access to Kajabi University, which just launched this past summer. Members of Kajabi will have access to a series of online courses that walk you through the process of how to “create, market, and sell your digital content online.” like their million dollar success stories already do. Access to Kajabi University is included within all membership packages — which are shown below.

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To get started with Kajabi, all you need to do is choose from one of their three membership plans. Should you sign up for a year in advance, you will instantly save 20% off their monthly rates.

The basic plan is $103 per month (when billed annually) and allows for 5 products, 1,000 marketing emails and 1 admin user. This is perfect for anyone just getting started or only has a few courses or digital products to sell. The most popular package is the “Pro”, which is $311/month and offers up to 100 products. Should you have more products and members than what the “Pro” account offer, then “Premium” is your best bet… as you will have no limit on how many products you can sell and also up to 100,000 marketing emails per month.

To make this decision process even easier, Kajabi is offering a free 14-day trial so you can kick the tires around and see how everything works. This will give you more than enough time to see if their all-in-one solution is perfect for what you are trying to build and accomplish online.

Best Halloween Costume Affiliate Programs

Every year around this time I start to think about all of the insane money that is to be made in the 4th quarter of the year. No matter how close or far away, Halloween actually is, it seems like everyone is already getting ready for the massive spending that is going to take place — especially retail locations around the world. What’s great about running a business that is catered to towards an annual holiday or event is that you know you are going to do a ton of business every year like clock work.

Halloween costumes are the biggest seller and when it comes to finding that perfect costume for your party or even for your kids, there is no lack of money they will be spent. Let’s take a look at a few stats from previous years of Halloween spending.

Halloween Season Srars

  • 7 out of 10 Americans will celebrate Halloween
  • 41 million Trick or Treaters
  • $72.31 average spend per person (costumes, candy etc)
  • Total of $6.8 billion spent on Halloween related products
    – Source: CNN / US Census, National Retail Federation

If these numbers aren’t enough to get you excited, also be sure to check out these other posts on Halloween and fun ways that you can start profiting off the big money maker that comes around once every year!

Obviously the best way to make money with Halloween is through the promotion of Halloween costumes. You can open up your own site to drop ship and sell your own merchandise, or even hook up with a franchise and open shop with your own retail store in your area (these always do well). If you were to ask me, I would much prefer to simply be an affiliate of an online Halloween costume store! This means you just need to send customers to their site and you will earn a nice commission on every sale… with no annoying purchases, rent costs or inventory to manage!

Top Halloween Costume Affiliate Programs

Through list below, I’ve highlighted some of the top affiliate programs online for promoting Halloween costumes. Each of the programs have different costumes and Halloween merchandise, along with affiliate payout rates and where they host their affiliate programs.

All of these details have been included in each write-up and you can click on the screenshot to link to their affiliate program details.

Yandy Affiliate Program

Halloween costume websites come and go, but there are an occasional few that actually generate a great deal of business throughout the year. Yandy.com is one of these sites, as they don’t only sell Halloween costumes, they also specialize in lingerie, swimwear, dresses and more.

Shareasale: Up to 15% commission on new sales and the opportunity for bonuses with volume (Click here to join)

BuyCostumes Affiliate Program

BuyCostumes.com is the largest online store for buying costumes online, with over 10 billion costume combinations! If you are going to be promoting costumes through out the year and looking for the largest selection, BuyCostumes is a must to check out. The BuyCostumes affiliate program stands out from others as they also offer affiliate promotions and contests for big cash prizes.

Commission Junction: 10% commission per sale / 25% commission on costume of the week

Spirit Halloween Affiliate Program

Spirit is one of the sites and brand names that you simply can’t ignore. These are the same people that usually setup the local Halloween stores in your area and malls. Check out there excellent site and massive inventory for everything relating to Halloween. Spirit Halloween also boasts one of the largest affiliate payouts in the Halloween niche!

Commission Junction: 13% commission per sale

Costume Craze Affiliate Program

Costume Craze is another excellent site that has seen amazing growth over the years. Just like BuyCostumes, they have an amazing collection of costumes and accessories and they also boast some of the best prices online.

Commission Junction: 12% commission per sale

Fright Catalog Affiliate Program

Fright Catalog has an excellent and fast loading online store that allows you to quickly run through their site and inventory, while they also have great sorting options for finding the best costumes for men, women and children. In addition to their great site navigation they also have thousands of costumes, decorations and props for any occasion.

Shareasale: 12% commission per sale

Halloween Express Affiliate Program

Halloween Express is another very large site for finding and buying Halloween costumes and merchandise online. However, with so much competition in the Halloween costume niche, it would be tough to promote their affiliate program when they pay 8% on “most” orders, and 5% on the rest, while other affiliate programs pay in the 10-12% range which is almost double.

Shareasale: 5-8% commission per sale

Halloween Mart Affiliate Program

Halloween Mart is one of the oldest online stores for selling Halloween costumes, as they say they have been in existence since 1994! Much like the other online stores for Halloween costumes, they have a selection of thousands of costumes and an easy to navigation store.

Shareasale: 10% commission per sale

Where to Promote the Best Halloween Affiliate Programs

When it comes time for you to choose which affiliate programs you are going to promote, there are two networks that you are going to have to sign up, Shareasale and Commission Junction. While Commission Junction might have the bigger name brands like BuyCostumes and CostumeCraze on their network, Shareasale makes up for it in volume. When performing a search for “Halloween” on Commission Junction you will get 42 relevant advertisers. The same search on Shareasale will result in 200+ related merchants/services to promote. Be sure to create an account with both so you can view all of the affiliate program options that are available.

Next, check out my post on the many different ways you can start making money with Halloween related affiliate programs, such as building your own blog, creating a following on social networks targeted towards costumes and much more!

How to Make Money with Academic Writing Affiliate Programs

One of the greatest things about the world of internet marketing and business is that there is always going to be someone to find a way to monetize anything. We’ve seen this with social networks, mobile applications, content writing, online courses and everything in between. No matter what it is, people will find a way to make money with it — and even more so if they’ve provided a solution to people’s needs, or simply a way for someone to not work, yet still get more accomplished.

A perfect example of this can be seen with “Back to School” shopping, which generates billions of dollars every year. Not only is it a great business model, it’s one that also happens time and time again like clockwork. If you have a business or way to make money with anything relating to education and schools, you know you are going to make money year after year.

However, there are some other ways to make money off this niche event and target audience that you may not have even thought possible. While unethical in the eyes of most people, I am simply here to portray the industry and different ways people and brands are making money online.

This latest trend is through the use of “academic writing services“.

Making Money with Academic Services

Similar to a content writing service like TextBroker, there are also independent niche-focused sites that offer academic and professional writing services to anyone “who simply doesn’t have the time” to complete such writing projects on their own.

The concept of these sites is really nothing out of the ordinary — except that they have a target audience of students and professionals, who are usually expected to be doing their own writing. However, at the same time, people are searching for these types of services online, and are paying for them in the process.

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All of which comes back to internet marketing, and why it makes perfect sense for these content creation networks to have an affiliate network of their own as well.

Today we are going to look at one of these networks, see the types of offers they are promoting and also how affiliates can make money in the process.

However, before doing so, I want to make it clear that anyone using or promoting these sites are doing so at their own will and risk. Plagiarism is serious business and not something you want to mess around with, but it’s likely going to happen anyway. This business of outsourced academic writing can be compared to that of cigarettes — it’s probably not good for you, but people are going to do it anyway.

With that said… let’s take a look at byOffers Affiliate Network and what they have to offer.

byOffers Academic Wrting Network

byOffer is an affiliate network, focused solely on the concept of academic writing services. Like most ad networks, the platform makes it easy for anyone to join, select offers and start promoting them throughout the internet. However, unlike other ad networks… only writing service based offers will be found on byOffers. Such services offered by these sites and offers include essays, reports, dissertations for doctoral or masters’ degrees, and other types of academic writing.

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Before jumping into the specs of the network and the different offers to choose from, one thing I really do like about the network and their design is how they list their top webmaster earnings on the main page. Not only is this a cool way to show sites are actually making money with the service, but it’s also a great motivation factor for any network to promote to their audience.

While their top partners aren’t earning thousands of dollars daily, you do have to consider the niche audience and lack of competition in this space. Still, with top affiliates earning around $10,000 a month, it’s nothing to sneeze at.

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As mentioned earlier, all of the offers on the network are education and writing based, which means you will likely earn a high-CPA or a rev-share based on any referred customers. There is also a commission plan in place for affiliates to earn lifetime commissions on referred customers as well. More on that later…

In addition to earning money with writing networks like byOffers, the option is also there to outsource your writing through other freelance marketplaces and custom writing sites. In an effort to better serve your audience and save time, sites like CheapWritingHelp.com make it easier for anyone to do a short write up on the type of content they are looking for, then paying to have it completed by a professional writer. The benefit here is that you can hire someone to create original content for your site, while also promoting a writing affiliate program in the process.

byOffers Affiliate Dashboard

As with most affiliate networks, once you sign up and get approved for an account, you will then have access to a members area where you can select offers and change any important account details needed. From this familiar HasOffers powered dashboard area, you can also pull reports, see quick stats from the apast 7 days and also view any recent news or offers being added to the network.

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Since most affiliate marketers are already familiar with the concept of affiliate networks and the HasOffers platform, we can move along to the actual offers found on the network.

 

ByOffers Offers and Payouts

As mentioned earlier, you will only find education and academic writing services on byOffers. This makes it quite each and niche for any affiliates looking to promote such offers.

Through the screenshot below, you can see many of these offers pay out quite nicely — with rev-share in the 55% range and CPA’s of $15+ on referred customers.

It’s also important to note that ByOffers is accepting traffic and customers from all around the world. This includes the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates.

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There are currently over 20 different offers available on the network, though many of them are for the same sites and just available in different payout structures (CPA/rev-share).

What a Typical Writing Offer Looks Like

Below you will find a screenshot of what it looks like when you click on one of the offers you want to promote. You will see a preview of the actual site or landing page, along with details on the offer, a summary, conversion flow process, payout structure and any restrictions that might be in place (like no email, spam or fraud).

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When you visit the landing pages of the offers available on ByOffers, you will understand the concept of these sites and why they work so well. It’s essentially a premium writing services for academic and professional service. Below you will see a breakdown of how you can select the type of paper you want, the grade/education level, subject, topic, sources, paper format and much more.

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The final price of a project will change based on the different options selected above. There is a minimum purchase of $30 required, with a rate of $7.50 per page. So if an affiliate was to promote this offer on a 55% rev-share, they would be looking to make at least $15 per referred sale.

Payments are sent out to affiliates through PayPal, Payoneer or wire transfer as soon as the minimum threshold of $50 has been met — which could be accomplished off just one order. Also, since these sites are pretty direct in what they are offering, affiliates are likely to see higher conversions rates as well.

Make Money Promoting byOffers Writing Services

In the world of affiliate marketing, the concept here is nothing new — promote a service and get paid for any referred customers.

However, in the world of education and content creation, this probably isn’t the type of offer many people would want to promote to their audience. Though… as mentioned before, there is always going to be a way to find an audience and monetize whatever it is they are looking for.

Millions of people are searching for content writing services online — for whatever reason it might be. That audience has a need and once they find a solution, they are going to purchase it. Should an affiliate marketer want to take an advantage of this opportunity, byOffers might be a great way to do that.

At the end of the day, plagiarism is wrong… and don’t do anything stupid that could get you in trouble. I’m simply letting you know the opportunity exists, and that people are making money off this new found opportunity that apparently has a massive demand.