– How to make money online $1,000 a day or morethrough affiliate marketing. Now, in this video, I’mgonna be showing youwhy this framework and thenwhy these little boxes herewould mean building a$1,000-a-day businessby promoting somebody else’s product. Now, obviously when Isay this, first of all,results not typical. I’ve been doing thisfor a really long time. Most people buy stuff online,never really do anythingwith it, and, you know,yada yada yada. Side effects might includeheadaches, diarrhea,and all these other things. So, with that said,what does it actually meanto build $1,000-a-day income streamfrom affiliate marketing? Here’s something that I’vediscovered in the last decadeafter being a top affiliate,and literally generating a lot of moneyand even winning cars promotingother people’s products,I realized that a successfulmodel comes down to thisframework over here. Now, to give you the backstory of how thisstrategy works first,I’ve first got to show you the evolutionof affiliate marketingand how it’s evolvedover the last decade. Now, when I first started out,it used to be the casewhere there was this thingknown as direct linking. It basically means going to a vendor,somebody who has an affiliate program. This could be on Amazon. This could be on ClickBank. It used to be, like, on eBay,and working with one of these platforms,I’m getting a link from that vendorand sendingyour affiliate link promotingthat product direct. So that means getting a supplement,that’s called Supplement A,and creating an ad that says Supplement A,bidding on the keyword Supplement A,and I’m promoting this product. Now, this was calledthe Google Cash method. This was, like, 15 years agoand was a very popular methodback then, and it workedreally, really well. However, about 10 yearsago, it became obsolete. Many vendors started banning this process. It doesn’t work anymore. It’s become a lot more expensive. And in most cases, theydo not allow you to bidon those brand names anymore’cause it’s trademarked,and they do not want tocannibalize their own traffic. So, a decade ago, directlinking stopped working. And even if it kind of works today,maybe for some offers,first of all, it’s notgonna work for long. And most importantly, you’renot really building a businessbecause when you actuallyjust get an affiliate linkfrom somebody else andpromote that product,what you’re reallydoing is it’s arbitrage. You’re trying to buy low, sell high,and it’s not a sustainable business model. An important thing to understandhere is this part here. You might have heard of this before,but ultimately, if youare not building a list,you are not building a business. This here is the sales process. Here’s the biggestdifferentiator right now. So, if you take a lookat today’s big platforms are things like Facebook,YouTube, Instagram, Google,all these are different platformsthat you could be driving traffic from. Now, depending on where you are,if you’re advanced, youmight have some followingor an audience over here,or you are totally new. That means that you needto buy traffic, right?It’s either sending traffic to your offerbecause you own it,because you control it,or because you don’t ownit and you have to buy it. Rather than putting your affiliate linkand linking directlyto the affiliate offer,here’s what needs to happen. What if we could actually buy traffic?What if you could actually buy traffic,especially when you’re juststarting out right now,and you’ve got no audience, no following?And the goal over hereon the left-hand side,the first step, step number one, is really to pre-sell. Now, what is pre-sell?It means that if the end goalis for somebody to investin that product, program,software, or service,how can we pre-sell itso that the end goalis they want this?So, think about it this way. This is when they buy the drink. In order for them to buy the drink,you got to make them thirsty first. Okay, you might have alwaysheard teach a man how to fish,and they say you feed him for a lifetime. In this scenario here,you teach a man to fish,and then you sell him the fishing rod. So, the goal of Facebook,YouTube, Instagram,and any other platform that youcan use to drive traffic on,is to pre-sell, understandingthat eventually the goalis for them to buy this thing. Now, before we talk aboutwhat this second piece is,it’s important tounderstand this next piece. Good affiliate marketing, inorder to build a real businessthat generates a minimum of $1,000 a day,which, by the way, is easyif you understand this. It’s by understanding thatgood affiliate marketingis not about persuadingsomebody from a no to a yes. Good affiliate marketing isabout thinking who are thepeople that’s already saying yes,and how can I place mylink in front of them–this product, program, or service–that chances are, theyare gonna buy anyway?I don’t want to persuadea vegan to eat meat. That’s not good affiliatemarketing, right?It’s not about persuading somebody. It’s about thinking these group of people,chances are, what is an easy sellthat they are gonna buy anyway?Let’s take a couple of examples. If, let’s say, I want tosell some sort of supplement. I got to first pre-sell itby either teaching them how to fishor making them thirsty. The way to pre-sell would be goingon one of these platforms. It would be creating contentthat comes from the angleof are you somebody thatconstantly strugglesto eat right, especially ifyou have a busy schedule?I know personally that’sone of my biggest issues. I struggle to eat rightand include greens in my dailydiet because, first of all,I hate eating greens, I’vegot a very busy lifestyle,and ain’t nobody got time for that. So, one of the things that I personally dois I include greens in my supplementsso that rather than tryingto eat a big bowl of salad,I can drink it down inunder seven seconds. If you would like to discoverwhat are the sevendifferent type of superfoodsthat would really make allthe difference for you,all you need to do is click onthis link and find out more. So, what am I doing now?I am pre-selling them in here. Notice I’m not sellingthe supplement just yet. I’m selling them this next thing. It’s basically a sales processsometimes known as a sales funnelwhere it’s just two steps. Step number one over hereis where I want to give thema free gift in order for them to give metheir name and email address,which is basically the opt-in. So, think about what is somethingthat you can give them for freeso that they gladly giveyou their name and email?It’s not about giving a free e-book. That’s what most average marketers do. E-book will only get you average results. Why is that the case?It is because, first of all,would you agree that the thoughtof reading a 250-page e-bookisn’t all that exciting?Right, nobody wants to learn. People want to discover,and people want to get. So, don’t give them a 250-page e-book. First of all, it’s gonna take you monthsto create a 250-page e-book. Here’s two words I want you to remember. Specific. Actionable. If you can give something thatis specific and actionable,that is when people willgladly give you their nameand email address. So, if I wanted to promotesupplements and healthand weight loss, overhere, it would be somethingalong the lines of free checklist revealsmy personal grocery shopping listthat I use to get six-pack absbecause abs is made in thekitchen and not at the gym. Rather than saying enteryour name and emailto receive everything you needto know about losing weightand getting abs, that’s onlygonna get you average results. A much better way would be one pagebecause now it feelsthat even if I don’tutilize it straight away,it feels that I will get immediate valuejust by giving you my name and emaileven if I don’t utilize it right now. Now, this is when you gettheir name and email address. They gladly give it toyou because it’s specific,it’s actionable, and then after that,they are now in your list. And guess what?This is now traffic that you own. This is yours. You own this, right?Even if Facebook or YouTube or Instagram,whenever they have allthese different changesin their algorithm, itdoesn’t matter because now,this is when you have a lead. And if you treat them right,they will be a lead for life. So, this is when you builda relationship with them. You give, give, give, give, give, give. Once a while, sell something. Give, give, give, give, give. Once a while, sell something. You see, now, this is whenyou can follow up with them, and this is my badillustration of anemail follow-up sequenceof giving them value, and once in a while,promoting the product. So, rather than just linking directly,what’s gonna happen now isin your sequence of emails,you’re going to be talkingabout different waysto get this person toteach them how to fishso that you can sell them the fishing rod. Why would a person buy something?A person buys something only reallybecause there are three different angles. Number one is the vision of Heaven Island,how beautiful it is– Wow!- to get the result. So, vision of HeavenIsland would be thingslike would you like to get six-pack abs?Would you like to lose weight fast?Which, by the way, is theangle most marketers use,which is also the least effective. You want to have a mixtureof vision of Heaven Islandwith symptomsof Hell Island. So, the second item is what arethe symptoms of Hell Island?Right now, there are two islands. They are currentlyon Hell Island, and they know that if they can getto Heaven Island, they will be better off in life. In this case here, they would have a healthier life. They would lose weight. So, symptoms of Hell Islandwould be do you struggleto eat right, especiallywith your busy lifestyle?Do you find it hard to go to the gym?Right, this is symptoms ofhell, and then after that,the only third angle isbasically objections. Why are they not crossingif they’ve already seenhow beautiful vision of Heaven Island isand if they are remindedof symptoms of hell,then, and if they’restill not taking action,what’s wrong with these people?Well, it is because there aresharks in between, and the sharks are differentobjections, things like oh,but eating right is very expensive. Now, think about that. If that is an objection,you need to address itin your follow-up emailsequence, which says hey,it’s Peng Joon here, and one of the thingsthat people tell me allthe time is eating rightis expensive. While it’s true that youcould go to McDonald’sand eat a meal from thedollar menu, the truth is,what if I told you that youare still actually paying?You’re paying with your health,and eventually you got todecide which is less painful,investing $200 a month on supplements,or an eventual hospital bill?But either way, you will still pay. Right, so now, what I’m really doingis I’m thinking about thedifferent objections they have. I’m telling a story. I engage them. I give them value. And in these emails,I’m giving them value,and once a while, I’mpromoting my products. So, I’ll give, give, give,give, give, sell something. Give, give, give, give,give, promote something. Now, because you own this opt-in,this person, if you treat them right,if you don’t offend them,this is when you build a relationship,and now you own this traffic. So, notice what you’rereally doing right now. You’re taking traffic fromhere that you don’t own,and this could be onFacebook, YouTube, Instagram. But think about the different platformsthat your audience is hanging out in. So, for example, if it’sbusiness to consumer,Facebook and Instagram are great places. Instagram is great for lifestyle, travel,health and fitness. Google is great for business-to-business. LinkedIn is great for professionals. So, think about where youraudience is hanging out,and create content or ads,so ads is for the short-term game. Content is for a long-term game. And ultimately, youwant to play both gamesso that you can converttraffic that you don’t ownto traffic that you own. And when you have traffic that you own,that is when you can start promotingother different affiliate products,and that’s exactly whatI did to become oneof the top affiliates on manyof these different platformsto earn $1,000 a day. Hey, there are more videos like these,where I go specifically intopre-selling, into persuasion,into affiliate marketing and sales. Be sure to subscribe to this channelfor more videos like this,and more importantly,I would love to hear your biggest takeawayas far as your thoughtsand if there’s any other future videosthat you would like to see,let me know in the comments below. I hope this video has given you value. This is Pen Joon here, and Iwill see you in the next video.
More than 70% of web traffic on your sitecomes from mobile these days. What does this have in common with affiliatemarketing?As you can see on my analytics over here,less than 2% of the visitors are using tablets,around 20% percent comes from desktop computers,and more than 70% is mobile traffic. It means that the best WordPress theme forAffiliate marketing must be mobile responsiveand mobile-friendly. Mobile responsive means that it will adaptto any screen size and mobile-friendly iswhen users can easily interact with your sitewhen using a smartphone. The Neve WordPress theme is more than that. Besides the fully responsive content, it givesyou some excellent features to make your headerand footer mobile-friendly. You can build a separate menu for mobile viewswith drag and drop functionality which isa unique way to customize your WordPress headerand footer area. In affiliate marketing, your focus must beon conversions, so use the buttons in yourheader area without coding. You do great content, and you need a solutionto put the offer in front of your blog visitorswherever they are on your site?A button in your header menu can do just that,and it will drive more clicks to your affiliatelinks. Here comes the best part of Neve which youcan activate by installing the pro addon. Link in description. Product reviews are one of the best ways todrive sales as an affiliate. So, when you create pages with Elementor,you can use the Review box to display prosand cons plus ratings beautifully. You can also add an image and use your affiliatelink on the button below. If you write blog posts by using Elementor,use the same Review box but if you preferthe classic editor or the block editor ofWordPress, use WP Product Review. It’s a great plugin you can install and thenturn your blog posts into product reviewsonce is activated. Another essential feature of a WordPress themewhen it comes to Affiliate Marketing is theblog settings. You should be able to change how the blogpage looksand deactivate info like date of publishingif you want that. Moreover, it would be interesting to be ableto display the author avatar and reading time. Right?Plus, you may want to change the style ofthe button, and the default “read more” text. Good news!When you activate the blog booster of NevePro, you can do just that, and even more onsingle posts. You can activate new things like post navigation,author biography, related posts, sharing icons,and then edit them below. If you want to display the related posts abovethe comments, click and drag that elementto your desired position. What other features are you looking for whenit comes to affiliate marketing?Leave a comment below, and I will check itout. As an affiliate marketer, you want speed. Right?So make sure you choose a fast WordPress theme. If you want to see how fast is Neve, checkit out on gtmetrix. com or watch the videoabove to see some tests we have done withand without content. Now that you know some excellent featuresyou should look for as an affiliate marketer,make sure you choose the right design foryour niche. You can write about real estate and teachpeople how to choose the right furniture intheir kitchen. Insert the affiliate link in the blog postand make a commission when somebody buys furniturethrough your affiliate link. But I think you already know that so I don’twant to waste your time. However, if you want to see a more detailedaffiliate marketing tutorial, you are welcometo watch the video above. I use Neve and Elementor to make a fitnessblog step by step, so make sure you checkit out. You can follow the same steps in any niche. If you have questions, type them in the commentssection below. I will be happy to help. Check out other videos on our channel. I am sure you will find something interesting. Want a specific video related to WordPress?I’d like to see your request in comments. Subscribe if you are new to the channel andring the bell so you can be sure will nevermiss any future videos we publish. See you in the next one. Cheers!
if you’re watching this video odds areyou’ve already had your AmazonAssociates account banned just like mein 2019 let’s get into itwelcome back to the channel folks myname’s Shane if you new here don’tforget to subscribe and also click thebell. So I’ve been a content creator onYouTube now since 2006 on my mainchannel but over sixty something millionviews and well over a hundred thousandsubscribers and I am always looking fordifferent ways to diversify and bring indifferent revenue streams so one of thethings that I decided on about 8 monthsago so was giving the Amazon affiliatething ago. I did have it prior to 8months ago but there was some sort oftax thing that came in with Amazon wherethey closed all the overseas accountsand you had to reapply awesome! So I didthat I started making a fairly decentincome on there the first month was like23 US dollars because it was just on thelast edge of that month and then it wentup to about fifty two hundred threehundred dollars a month five seven andthen my last payment would have beeneight hundred and fifty dollars u. s. soI was doing really really well butwithout warning I wake up to an emailthat says my accounts being closed andI’m like what did I do wrong I had noidea I did anything wrong now I didbreak the rules so I’m gonna put thatout there and I unknowingly did this Ishould have read the Terms of Servicemore but if you go through the Terms ofService it’s like 20 odd thingsthat can get you banned and if youdon’t know that he odds are your accountsgotta go as well without any warning soone thing I made a huge mistake of wasleaving my payments kind of stack up andstock pile. I sort of put a holdin my accountsince December of last year so it’s nowMarch and I had three of just over fourmonths of pay sitting in there and Iwould have got a pretty big pay ataround 2500-2600 US dollars and Iam not gonna receive any of that rightand Amazon have made 45000dollars off that off my work off all ofmy links and the thing that got mebanned personally was the fact that Isaid these are Amazon affiliate linkswhich you have to declare right that’s apart of the Terms of Service and ithelps support the channel on my mainchannel that intheblues and thatwhat got me banned so I can’t believethat that’s something that they say “itencourages people to bookmark thoselinks” I don’t know about thatthat’s sort of debatable whether it doesor not there’s so many different peoplemaking and producing content online ifI like to let people knowthat they’re supporting the channel byusing those links but that’s against theTerms of Service now what’s also againstthe Terms of Service I’m just going tocover a few of these things right nowI’m gonna actually link a video up herea little bit later that will cover thisin more detail it’s a great video Ihighly suggest you check it out so oneof the things that will get you bannedis if you use any images on your websitefrom Amazon that will also get you badwhat will also get you banned as wellanother point you need to make sure ofis if you don’t declare on whatevercontent you’re listing these links thattheir affiliate links you’ll also bebanned no kiddingthere’s so many YouTube channels thatare doing this without actuallydeclaring that their Amazon affiliatelinks. goodbye account! odds are once Amazon doanother sweep they’re gonna clear outthose accounts keep all the money thatyou’ve made them as well as the moneythat was yours that’s the way that theyroll I wish they had some sort ofwarning system like a strike system muchlike on YouTube where if you uploadsomething we do something against theTerms of Service you receive an email orsome sort of notification where they sayhey you can’t do this and the next timeyou do it you’ll get a strike. I wish they didthat. I would have cleared up those linksand those terms over all of my videos noproblems at all one of the things thatwas just brutal and a huge waste of mytime and I hope I can save you guys sometime by mentioning this is the fact thatI called up the helpdesk for theassociate helpline I said hey look myaccounts been terminated how can Iappeal this how can I talk to someonethey go you can only do it over emailit’s like “great”and he goes “odds are it’s not gonna getyou know turned around ads are you justhave to start a new account” so I thoughtyou know what alright I’ve just losttwenty five hundred US dollars orsomething like that that’s not fine butI like to move forward with my life Idon’t like to dwell on stuff that goeswrong so what I did I started a wholenew accountI started generating links and withinhours I could see that it alreadystarted making Amazon more money only tohave that account closed because myprior account was against the Terms ofService even though this new accountwasn’t my old account was and thatreflected my new associates account andI spent hours and hours – I spentfour hours straight that night from like3:00 in the morning till 7:00 in themorning generating all these new linksfor all these new products putting themin spreadsheets and making sure I hadthem for any of the videos and Iproduced both currently in all of my oldcontent as well so these were thingsthat I was like all right this sucks butI can go through you know a thousandvideos and just and basically just readlist all this stuff only to find outthat that account was banned. So I wastedall of my time contacting not onlyAmazon Associates helpdesk, I was givenwrong information and then I was banneda second time around so this totallysucks I finally heard back maybe fivedays later about my first appeal andthey said ” if on this new account youactually generated any legitimate incomewe’ll pay you after 60 days” which wouldhave been I don’t know like $25 orsomething like that the thing is theTerms of Service are so ambiguous whenit comes to what you can and cannot do Ihighly suggest you check out this videoin the cards here don’t make the samemistake I made this isn’t the end ofanything either for me personally it just sucks you know one of theinteresting things is as of right now Istill have my UK and Canadian andAustralian accounts still active whichis interesting I thought they’d be allclosed down I’m tipping maybe at the endof this month at the end of March thenmaybe they’ll shut them down then andmaybe I’ll get a payout off those I’mnot 100% certain it’s interesting thatthey can ban the one that was making themost money and leave up the other ones Ithink that’s kind of interesting all ofthe links I was using with the majoritygoing to the US UK and Canada so whetheror not they ban the other accountscoming up I’m not 100% certain maybethere’s different rules for thoseaffiliate programs but just abouteverything you do on Amazon is it has tobe perfect if you make any mistakesthey’ll ban you without warning and alsotake your moneyseriously it’s not worth it. If this happensto you and you get your account banneddon’t reapply it it’s not really worthyour time look atother options and I’ll cover that comingup in a different video thanks forwatching guys my name’s Shane I knowthis is a bit of a different video buthopefully it brings some clarity to someof the do’s and don’ts on Amazon ifyou’re an associate or affiliate usetheir program it’s one of those thingswhere I thought I was doing everythingaboveboard mentioning that they wereaffiliate links and also thanking peoplefor using it but you can’t do that rightso if you do that you might want toreword it to just saying “Amazonaffiliate link” done I’ve also had a lotI’ve also got a lot of websites onlinetoo so I had a lot of these links comingoff tech review sites and and guitarproduct websites and all that kind ofstuff but it was funny because thissmall channel on YouTube its main sourceof revenue was actually the affiliatelinks but not anymore so anyway I’mgonna sort out a different system forthat coming up so if you have anycomments or questions please leave thembelow and I’ll get back to you as soonas I can let me know has this actuallyhappened to you as well I’m sure it hastheirs they seem to have swept out awhole lot of accounts recently and justfrom my knowledge about this from what Iknow now and also about what I alreadyknew about the Terms of Service I canforesee so many other large YouTube channelsnot this one obviously it’s not very bigbut my other channels quite large I cansee a lot of other larger YouTubechannels losing their affiliate statuspretty quickly based on what I see inthe descriptions and if I can lose itfor not really doing anything severeanyone can lose it so this isn’t a pieceto complain about it I’m gonna moveforward and do better things but it’sdefinitely worth a discussion pleasepost in the comments let me know yourthoughts enjoyed the video give it athumbs up thanks again for watchingcatch you soon see ya
– This may be the most comprehensiveaffiliate marketing videothat you’ll find on YouTube’cause in this video,we’re gonna be goingthrough systematicallythe top questions people haveabout affiliate marketing,whether how to get started,how to get your account approved,how to actually make more sales,as well as doing some Q&A live, as well. But if you’re here on thereplay and we’re just meeting,my name’s Sean, and my passionis bringing you the best tips and toolsfor building your influencewith online video. We do a lot of techgear and camera reviews,and then we also do a lot ofstrategy videos like this oneto help you make money online,build you influence online,and ultimately go fasterthan ever before building your brand. But just wanna say what’sup to Heather, Sassy,Zombies are Real, Vera, goodto see you on Boxing Critic. Thanks so much for being here,and let’s dive straight into it. What we’re doing is anaffiliate marketing Q&A,and we’re actually gonna be giving awaya couple of copies of “YouTube Secrets,”and so we recentlylaunched “YouTube Secrets,”Benji Travis and I co-wrote this book,and we were blessed tohave it hit number onein Social Media and Business on Amazon. And if you wanna be entered to win a copyof “YouTube Secrets,”all you gotta do is just makesure you Like this video,make sure you’re subscribedhere on THiNK Media,and leave a commentbelow with the question,”Have you startedaffiliate marketing yet?”Where are you at?Have you started making some money?Are you still trying tofigure out on your journey,let me know if you’vestarted affiliate marketing,and that’ll get you entered to win. Now , this videoyou’re watching, excuse me,is Part Four in ouraffiliate marketing series. And so I hope you’ve beenenjoying on THiNK Media. If you haven’t, we’re notgonna really do review. I’m sure we’ll touch onsome of the concepts. But that whole series is free on YouTubefor you to watch at any time. So down below, you cansee that in the commentsor the description, there’sa link to this playlist. Watch this whole series,that’ll really help you. But in this video, we’reactually gonna be talkingabout some general affiliatemarketing marketing questionsthat we’ve been capturingduring the series. We’re gonna talk aboutsome Amazon affiliate marketing questionsas well as social media,share some the results frompeople in our community,and we’ve got a lotmore going on, as well. If you have a question,post it in the LiveChat,and Melissa on the THiNK Media teamis gonna try, willanswer those at the end,and she’ll deconflict themwith all the questions thathave been coming in from youin the THiNK Media communityso far during this series. So Part One, let’s dive straight intosome general affiliatemarketing questions. So before we do, check this out,this is the THiNK Mediacrushing, you guys,THiNK Media communitycrushing some results. So let’s see what people have been doingwith affiliate marketing. Lester, “Affiliate marketing is definitely”the way to go on YouTube. “I have achieved close to $300 a day”with affiliate marketing usingFacebook and now YouTube. “Great job, Lester. Joshua, “I’m so pumped for this video. “I’ve already made my first sale. “Can’t wait to scale to $100 daily. “Great job, Joshua. Megan, “I made my first 88cents on Amazon affiliate links”thanks to your tips. “Great job, Megan. And you know, that’s so funnybecause if you rememberin the three-part series,I mentioned my first affiliate commission,which was $1. 60 or so from Amazon. And no matter where youare on your journey,I wanna encourage you,it’s proof of conceptif you make 88 cents. Because once you’ve made 88 cents,that’s 88 cents morethan your neighbor madeon affiliate marketing last night. You know, that’s 88 centsmore than your brother,who doesn’t even believethis stuff is real, you know,that’s 88 cents, that’s proof of concept. Your next question,Megan, is how do I scale?How do I increase my sales, my profits,and the money I’m making,and that’s what this Q&A is all about. So let’s dive into thefirst couple of questions. “How many subscribers would you recommend”before trying to useaffiliate marketing?”And, “Do you have to have a certain amount”of subscribers to become an affiliate?”Great question, and doesn’thave an exact answer,but here’s a few tips. Number one, you do wanna establisha professional online presence. So affiliate marketing with most companiesis most probably beingreviewed by a human. Now, another tip is that a lot of timesto get approved for an affiliate program,it’s best to have a website or a blog. And so you’re like, “Well,Sean, how would I do that?”Figure it out, Charlie. I’m just making that up, Idon’t know who Charlie is. You know, figure it out, Sarah. Like, just Google it. But think about, you could use Wix,you could use Squarespace,you could use WordPress. But a lot of times, affiliate programsare more into approvingyou if you have a websiteand not just a YouTube channel. Now, I’ve noticed YouTube has evolved,and they approve YouTube channels,but they just love it if youhave a website or a blog,and when I say aprofessional online presence,what I mean is one of thethings you wanna think aboutis if someone lands on your channel. Now, let me give you an example. If someone lands on this channel,clearly, this channel is established. But if we were to go to,like, Growing Your Greens,even when it was juststarting, John Kohler,now his photography and video qualityis not super fancy. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about aprofessional online presencethat’s like, okay, yeah, this is, like,a gardening channel. Okay, this makes sense, he’s consistent. He’s got some videos up. And when I land on this page,you want the person reviewing your siteto be, like, “Okay, this lookslegit, it’s professional. “I don’t mean it needs to be fancy,but it’s a little bit of likewhen I was doing tech early on,which is how I got started,you saw four videos, BestLighting, Best Camera,How to Use a DSLR. And so Amazon approved me early on. So that’s just one tip first and foremost,and that is professional online presence. Number two is you wannahave some momentum. I will give you a figure,this is kinda arbitrary,but it’s a good target. I’d recommend 500 subscribersand 50 to 100 views per video. That’s just kind of a range for a baselineto apply for an affiliate program. But the bigger point is momentum. If you’re already getting views,then that way, you knowyou can drive some sales,you already have some traffic. And so at some level,even though we’re talkingabout affiliate marketingand making money right now,you still may be a month, two months,three months away where youshould focus on getting views,growing your channel,getting people to your blog,or whatever it is first, momentum. And then you can scale after that. Okay, Million Reflections,“What are the pros and cons”of affiliate marketingthrough your YouTube channel?”Pros, you can makemoney, that’s a good one. Help people find good stuff. That’s what I love aboutaffiliate marketingis a lot of people do itsketchy online, I’ll admit that. And there’s a lot of, you know,kinda internet marketing typesthat give it kind of a bad name. But affiliate marketing doneright is a very awesome setup. You are essentially meeting somebodyat a point where they have a question,they’re trying to decidebetween two products. And you’re hopefully bringing them wisdombecause you’ve tested it. Like look, I need my friend Techno Dadto tell me which TV to buy,’cause I’m not gonna test 40 TVs. He’s a home theater guy,he can lead me right tothe best information,and then, when I click his link,it’s not like the priceis higher on the product. He just gets a cut fromAmazon that goes to him,and I’m glad it doesbecause we need content creatorsthat are supported in their craft. So a pro is you make money,you can help people findgood stuff, it’s free. This is why if I think affiliatemarketing’s the best wayto get started making money,I mentioned it might take awhile to build some momentum,but YouTube ads, gotta get approved first,you gotta get those athousand subscribers,4,000 hours of watch time. If you create your ownproduct, which you should do,but that’s gonna take energy and time. Affiliate marketing youcan start immediately,it doesn’t cost you anything,you don’t have to have any inventory,you don’t have to dealwith customer service,you don’t have to do, you know,and you’re able to monetizeby basically being amiddleman or a middlewomanin the equation. It’s the easiest way tostart making money online. It’s the way that not only I was ableto completely go full time doing this,but even early on, it was the waythat I made the most money,50 extra dollars a month,150 extra dollars a month. Let’s talk about the cons. Some people may not like it. Like, look, some people mightcritique you for doing itor say weird stuff, but that’s life, man. You’re never gonna make everybody happy. So you just have to make a decision, like,hopefully do your best to add valueand put out good videos,but sometimes people will be like,”Oh, here comes theaffiliate marketing guy. “Whatever, man, not everyone’sgonna like you anyways,so who even cares?You know, like, just gotta do it. Some people may not like it,but I think if you buildyour brand with integrity,I don’t see that as a big issue. It’s not as fast as other income streams. So what I mean is, it’snot as fast to generating$50,000 a year or $100,000 a year. It definitely can startmaking you money quickly,but a lot of times, you needa high volume of traffic,a lot of views, to make,like, pay-the-rent money. So sometimes in a lot of ourcourses in our community,if you wanna go full time faster,affiliate income might justbe one of your income streams. But it might be hard tobuild it up to, like,a river that’ll supportyou and your family. So it could take some time. And you are potentiallysending people off of YouTubeor wherever, and so that’s the thing. If there is a link inyour YouTube description,we’ll talk more about this later,and someone clicks it, they leave YouTube. YouTube never wantspeople to leave YouTube. Makes sense, YouTube’s goalis to keep people on platformbecause they get more advertisers,people stay there longer. So we’ll address that later,but that’d be some of the cons. Those are some pros and cons. At the end of the day,though, to me, it’s all pros. I think it’s totally worth exploringif it fits well with your niche. Jeremy, “Hey, Sean,question, at one point,”do you recommend startingaffiliate marketing”for someone who’s just starting out,”less than 100 subs, andtrying to build an audience”and community in their niche?”I don’t my audience to get the wrong idea”that I have those affiliatelinks in the description”just to,” and then it gets cut off. So again, I don’t think your audiencewill get the wrong idea. You also don’t have to makea huge commotion about it. Like, you could put affiliatelinks in the description. A lot of people dojust in case there’sthat one curious personthat’s wondering what camera you use. 101 that anybody can includein their description is My Gear. What gear do you use onyour YouTube channel?Put affiliate links to thatand make sure to disclosesomewhere in your description,put a disclaimer. And so I think that your audiencewould only get the wrong ideaif you’re oddly pushy to the link,if you got a weird vibe. And again, that onetroll or this guy over,like, who cares about that guy, you know,that’s trolling or being weird. I think just always do it with integrity,and there’s no reasonwhy you couldn’t startright from the beginning. But another way to put whenyou should start is, you know,the tagline of ourchannel Video Influencersis helping you build yourinfluence, your income,and your impact withYouTube and online video. There’s a reason they’re in that order. They go in that order. Look, you can’t make moneyif you don’t have influence,if you don’t have views,if no one’s following you,if no one’s watching your videos,it doesn’t matter whatincome stream you have. You’re not gonna make money. You gotta build your influence first. And even if it’s alittle bit of influence,you need that first becausethere’s no way to get income. You’re not gonna get AdSenseif you don’t have views. You’re not gonna get affiliate incomeif no one’s watching. You’re not gonna sell productsif nobody knows it exists, whatever it is. So then income comes next,and then, ultimately, impact,because we believe that life is morethan followers and fame and fortune. We believe it’s about making a difference. Besides impacting thelives of your communityand the people watching your content,making impact for us, we really,the tribe we’re kinda building is, like,purpose-driven entrepreneurs. So we care about giving tocauses, to nonprofits we support,to giving to our church,to making a difference in the world. Our company, THiNK Media,partners with Compassion Internationalto support 15 kids right now,and we’re trying to move that up to 20. That’s impact, but again, look,if I can’t pay my rent,and I’m starving today,it’s gonna be hard forme to impact others. So that’s why we wannaencourage you on this workflow,focus on building your influence. Get views, get subscribers,hone your craft. Put out that good content. You know, study YouTube,master the best practices. Start generating some income,and then ultimately, youcan make a greater impact. So at what point, Imentioned the 500 subs,get some momentum,but that’s definitelythe workflow at first. And one other thing I’d say is, you know,on Video Influencers,we were blessed to be in a positionwhere it was a side project,and we already had THiNK Media,and Benji already had hisother YouTube channels. So we were in a good positionto not need to monetize right away. But I’ll tell you this,even though we could turn on YouTube ads,we didn’t for, I think, two years. Talked to my friend Lewis Howes,School of Greatness podcast. He did two years ofepisodes, valuable content,building an audience,building his influence,serving people before hestarted getting show sponsors. So I don’t know how long that is for you,but I just know this. The longer you hold outon any kind of aggressivemonetization, the better. You wanna build trust first. You want people to know you’re,that’s what you care about first. You have to pay the bills. If you wanna do this fulltime, you need money. So never apologize for that,but if you can hold out andfocus on influence first,influence will serve you for life,and impact and income will flow from it. So always just, you know, yougot 98 subscribers, Jeremy,at least at this screenshot. Keep building, keep hustling, and again,if you put some affiliatelinks in your description,it’s not like you’re selling hard core. You can scale it up, and thenmaybe the right video pops upwhere you’re like, “Man,this is really synergistic”for affiliate marketing,”and that’s the video that you do. “Neal Fox, “Great videoseries, one question. “Obviously, when you review a product,”do you need to have theproduct in your possession?”This can get quite expensive. “When you’re reviewingcameras, for instance,”did you have to buy ’em,or do you get loaners?”How does that work, thanks. “Great question, number one, Istarted with the gear I had. 2010, 2009, I start a companycalled Clear Vision Media,and actually, one of my kindof first YouTube channels,it was actually my second or third. The first YouTube channel I ever managedwas for my church in 2007. Talk about a progressive,early adoption church,since churches are usually behind. But this is my Clear Vision Media channel,so I shot this videofor Phil Smart Mercedes. I was doing differentstuff with YouTubers. This is back when I met Benji and Judy,so I produced a whole series for them,and I covered events. And so when I started my media company,I was working at RedRobin to pay the bills,and I actually took outa loan of about $10,000so I could invest in a Canon 7D camera,the DSLR revolution. So when I started,this is actually one of thebiggest pieces of advice,if you’re a freelancer, a photographeror videographer or a YouTuber,you should be making videosabout your setup regardlessbecause it’s just another opportunityto add other income streams. So I started with what Ihad, and it was real organicbecause I just had bought a bunch of gear,and then what I realized wasI’m either gonna pay that offthrough doing video production work,or I’ll just pay it offthrough waiting tables,and I’ll chip away at that loanbecause I had a vision thatI was in this thing, man. Come on, let’s grow this, let’s,this isn’t overnight success. This is brick by brick, patience,perseverance, and persistence. And so that’s where I started. Secondly, though, is then as I went,I started leveling out my gear as I went,you know, invested more. But I’ll give you another tip. You don’t need to own the product. You really actually don’t. I’ve seen some great channels that,take around Black Friday. They will go to the leak sites,the sites that have the listof what’s gonna be on Amazon or Newegg,lots of different affiliate programs,Best Buy online has an affiliate program. BH, B&H Photo, Newegg, Amazon. They go to those sites,and maybe they list the top five salescoming up on Black Friday. And all you did was sit here like this. Maybe you could share yourscreen, show the website,and then put the linksin the description below. So if you get creative, youdon’t have to own the product. Now, I wouldn’t bank on that foreverbecause at some point, they’d be like,”Okay, well, are youever gonna test it out?”But if it’s pure information or if it’s,it’s pure deal spotting,pew, pew, pew, you’re good. Just go straight to thedeals, so that is one way. There’s, you know, Ireviewed the Canon M50or I did a video about itfrom the Canon Rumors websitebefore I had the camera in my possession,and it wasn’t out to link to,but I could definitely linkto it in the description,or link to other videos, as well. So technically, no, you don’tneed to own the product. Number three, you couldrent stuff, borrow stuff,or resell stuff. My friend Dave at Kinetika,he actually just has built upenough of a little bankrollto buy every new camera that comes out,I mean, a couple grand,use it, review it, testit, and then flip it. So if you wanted thisto be, like, a system,you could buy it if youhave the margin to do that,use it for a while, andthen flip it on eBay. Now, I would neverrecommend you do somethingthat is sketchy. Some people, I don’t agree with this,some people actually just buystuff on Amazon and return it. I don’t suggest you do it,but they also just do that,it’s return it after using it. Borrow it, you know,who can you get aroundthat has other stuff?I’ve learned becauseI’ve done interview showsthat I’ve done whole, like, walkthroughsof someone’s setup, like, you know,show me through your setup on my channelwith my affiliate links thedescription about their gear. So you can collab with somebodyand ask ’em what gear they’re using,but then it’s your channel. Link to it with your affiliate links,and then you could also rent the gear. Borrowlenses. com, andthis is just for tech,but ask yourself how you canget your hands on anything. And then one other deal is, Neal,I even see you got 7,000 subscribers. So once you get going,you should start getting some free stuff. Like even at your size, Ithink whatever your niche is,I see a piano, I think a lot of companieswould probably wanna give you software. I have a friend who has a musicsite, music YouTube channel. He reviews Ableton Live software. He’s done, like, MIDI keyboards. And it’s also his hobby,so he spends a lot of his ownmoney on his own home studioand monetizes it by doing videos and tipsaround affiliate marketing. But he’s also got a ton of free software,and sometimes, like,Ableton is $500 on Amazon. So I don’t know what the commission is. It could be as high as 10%because it’s software, it’s digital,and there’s no reason itneeds to be as low as tech. But, like, if someone watches his video,clicks through, and buys this,boom, that’s a $50commission at 10% on softwareor whatever it is. So he could get softwareand plug-ins for free,so that’s another thing,that once you startbuilding some influence,products can start flowing to you. And that’s definitely thecase here at THiNK Media. You know, we just borrowed, orwe got a loaner of the a6400. I’m gonna buy it with my own moneyfor those who watch the content here. But we did get our hands on it,we got to borrow it for a while. Some companies send us free gear to keep,sometimes we have to send it back,sometimes we just get to borrow it. We buy a lot of gear. It’s kind of a mix of all the above. So I think that should help. Next question, “What types of affiliate”can someone do in their niche”that doesn’t involve a lot of products?”I’m running a voice acting channel,”and I wish to do affiliatemarketing to earn income,”but I’m not sure what I can look for”that relates to my niche. “So number one, affiliatemarketing may not bean ideal income stream for you. You’re on this training,you’re like, “I’m ready. “Come on, Sean, give me some good news. “You may not be in an idealniche for affiliate marketing. I gotta disclaimer after that,but, like, it’s not allthings that work the same. I’m in a perfect nichefor affiliate marketing. Tech couldn’t be better,highly searched, expensive stuff. Beauty lifestyle, perfect niche. Pets, you know, anything,there’s different thingswhere maybe people are lookingfor different products. You have to determine that for yourself. And on a macro of yourvision for your company,your brand, your personal brand,you’re a hobby YouTuber,you can’t, like, forcesomething into a nichethat just doesn’t fit there. You might be better off if you really careabout this repositioningyourself into an ideal positionfor maximizing affiliate marketing. However, every nicheand industry has tools. So the other thing is not every videoneeds to be about affiliate marketing. We’re not talking about,like, every uploadneeds to be about it. It might only be one amonth, one a quarter. So you might be helping with voice acting,and you do weekly videos two months. You got eight videosout, but your ninth videois like, hey, people been wondering,”What webcam do I use, what mic do I use,”or what software do I use to improve my,”you know, I don’t know, for voice stuff. And so you either might not be in a,a completely irrelevant nichefor affiliate marketing,which is very unlikely,there’s always probably something. Or it just might not be,like, a major focus of yours,and you need other income streams. We teach on 10 different oneshere in “YouTube Secrets”and in some of our training. So you always wanna pick thebest monetization strategiesfor your individual nichewhen you’re building out your brand. “As a vlogger, what typeof products would you link?”I don’t see big family vloggersdoing this,” Teddy asks. Andrew, “Do you haveany strategies or ideas”on how vloggers can makeuse of affiliate marketing,”maybe a different technique”or a different way of going about it. “I would love to hear your opinion”in regards to vloggers. “So similarly, it’s notperfect for every niche. You don’t see big family vloggers doingbecause it doesn’t necessarilywork that great, why?Here’s the word I want you to write downif you’re taking notes. Intent, audience intent. And make sure to watch thethree-part series if you haven’tbecause we touch on that. When someone’s watching a vlog, typically,it’s for entertainment. The reason we watch adaily vlog or a weekly vlogfrom somebody is we sit down,and we love that person,we love their family,we are there for entertainment. When I go to the search bar and I say,I just did this the other day. In fact, I’ll just show you. So I bought the Viper. It’s a roller that justvibrates, man, weird. It’s like crazy, listen to that. So it’s a roller for, I use it for my arms’cause I have RSI,repetitive stress injury. I use it for different things. This thing was also super expensive. So when I go and I go best,let’s just see, completelyon the fly here. Best roller for workout,so it’d be, like, bestworkout roller, maybe. Ab roller, so kinda the same thing, right?But if someone heads out to lookfor the best ab roller workout,they’re not in entertainment mode. They’re in wait, what was that devicethat that person asked,and I learn about this from a friend. Your goal with YouTube is tobe someone’s friend onlineto help them find theViper roller review, boom. Now, let’s look at this, usinga little plug-in tool here. You know how many people wannasee the Viper roller review?Well, let’s see, 10 people a month. Viper roller, 210 searches a month. Viper foam roller, 260 searches a month. So if you rank for this, two years old,this homie right here reviews it,here’s his affiliate links. Boom, he’s got some Geniuslinks in there,takes you over, this is a 200frickin’ dollar roller, man. You gotta be Paul Lyndeto have this . It really works, though. And so but nevertheless, that guy, then,is that ranked video,and he’s making moneyoff of whatever it is. This is all related to vlogging. I’m on a mission to find a roller. I’m on a mission to find a camera. I’m on a mission to findwhich is the best-tastingflavor of a protein shakeor some health food. Whatever it is, a millionthings you can do. And so the key thing is that, number one,it might not be the best thing to dofor you as a vlogger. However, the way I woulddo it is not all the time,but occasionally, if I’vegot a devoted audience,I might be vlogging,and one day, I’m, like, in mykitchen with my wife, Sonia. I’m like, “Hey, guys, we’retrying to get healthier. “It’s a new year, newme, you know, come on. “And we just bought a new blender. “And we’re lovin’ it, it’s actually,”we’ve been using it for two weeks now. “If you’re thinkingabout getting a blender,”couldn’t recommend this enough. “We actually sent twoback that we tried out. “They sucked, they broke. “I’ll link to it in the description below”if you wanna check it out. “But anyways, what we’vebeen using with the blender,so what we’re talking aboutis native integrationswith intentional calls to actionperiodically in your vlogs. Hey, if you’re curious what I’m using,or maybe in one episode,we’ve been getting a ton of questionsabout what camera we use,I’ll always link to itin the description below. Educate your audience about it. What you might learn is thatthat’s never gonna probablyproduce life-changing moneybecause the intent is not aligned. But it could create a trickle. On the flip side, if youreally wanna crush itwith affiliate marketing,you wanna reverseengineer your whole plan. Like, are you in a good niche?Can you have consistent content?That’s why product reviewvideos, product review channels,are inherently stacked toperform very, very wellas it pertains to affiliate marketing. Hey, if you’re enjoying this live stream,can you smash Like?We are just getting started, friends,and just wanna say hello,thanks for being here. And let’s keep jiving right in. All right, “What are a few basic companies”you suggest for starting out?”Thanks again, Sean, for your assistance. “Let’s dive in. Okay, so I took a little screenshot herefrom a different training,and here’s just a couple. You could go Target Affiliates,did you know that Targethas an affiliate program,Nordstrom, I just Googled these things. The Home Depot Affiliate Program,Cabela’s Affiliate Program. In the middle here, you couldbe a reseller of Dropbox,that’s software. Wine. com, come on, somebody. You could be a ButcherBox affiliate. A friend of mine is makingover six figures a yearwith bacon, ButcherBox. As an affiliate, he is profiting,he’s got a big audience,but he’s profiting sellingbacon through ButcherBox,over six figures profita year, it’s insane. So your question is there’s probablyan affiliate marketingprogram for everything. The Adobe Affiliate Program,I use Creative Cloud. That one’s been good for usbecause I use Adobe Photoshopand so I think in thedescription of this video,a lot of times you’ll see,it’ll say, “This videowas edited on Premiere,”and that’s an affiliatelink to Adobe, right?But then there’s also networks. There’s places like rewardStyleor ClickBank or FlexOffers. And what those are is, there’s kinda both. You could have thedirect affiliate program,or you could go to, like, a FlexOffers,and what you do is you sign upand you get approved for them. And then you would be a publisher. So there’s 1200 advertise,you’d be an advertiser. I don’t know which one you’d be. And let’s see if we canget some screenshots. Nike, eBags, Happy Socks. Look, careers, consumerelectronics, business. Friends, it’s a deeprabbit hole, it really is. Right now, we are activein about 20 differentprofitable affiliate programs. It doesn’t happen overnight. Little by little, webuilt up ranked videos,built up other programs,thought about what’saligned with our audience. Some do better than others. Whatever it is, but those area couple of different onesthat you could get started out with. Here’s a tip, if you wanna go look to seewhat brands might have affiliate programs,here’s the equation. Brand name plus affiliatemarketing programor ambassador program or partner programor referral program,and so what I would do is you might saythe Nike affiliate program. Now, what we just learnedwas that it was a FlexOffers thing. Click this, there’s VigLink,and then here’s all the details,like sign up, whichcountries, Austria, Italy,view the project. And VigLink is another network. See, we just typed in brandname plus affiliate marketing. Now, let me see what else we use. We use Slack for internal communications. So maybe, in fact, mark my wordswe will probably do this in the future. And I would say that we’ll,if we did a series here on THiNK Mediato serve our entrepreneurial audienceabout all the tools weuse in our business,Slack, Dropbox, GoogleDocs, not really for sale,or, you know, whatever things,so then let’s just look. Is SlackSocial what it’s called?I don’t know if thisis actually what it is. This is different, yeah. So by the way, it might nothave an affiliate programor I just might wanna keep looking. Oh, here it is. So Let’s Work Together. Slack partners, thiscould be the start of it. Apply to be a partner. And so then you just startfilling out this detail. I’ve never even thought about beingan affiliate for Slack. We just have been loving itover the last couple of months,and it’s how our internalteam communicates. So use that equation,and then, here’s Part Two,is then also maybe searchin the website footerfor where to sign up to be an affiliate. So you could say WalmartAffiliate Program,and Google that, boom,affiliates. walmart. com, sign up. Or if you were to just go to Walmart. com,a lot of times you could scrollto the bottom of the page,insert brand, product youlove, software you love,subscription box you love. Scroll to the bottom,and you might be able tofind the affiliates tab,may or may not be able to find it here. And so I’m not seeing it. And I think actually thingslike subscription boxes aregreat, I mentioned that. So we’re gonna keep going in this videowith some crazy ideas,but there’s so many different thingsthat you may not have even considered yet. And so use thoseequations to go search outif it has an affiliate program. “So when you start getting ad revenue”and affiliate marketing sales,”do you need a business entity officially”in order to file taxes?”Can someone explain how that works?”It’s a huge barrier in my mind. “I wanna get the idea of how it works. “”Do you need to make aseparate bank account on PayPal”when reviving or receiving your money”from my products that I’m selling”from affiliate marketingand other sources of income?”All right, couple of things. Number one, you don’t necessarilyneed a business entity. Typically, they’re gonna askfor a Social Security Number or an EIN. Second disclaimer, I’m here in Vegas,I live in the United States. Wherever you are watching from the world,in fact, let’s do a roll call. Let me know in thecomments or the LiveChat. Where are you watching in the world?Shout me out, I’ll try to say hello. And so you gotta look at your local laws. The general answer is this, though,that a lot of times, you justmake it as a sole proprietor. You will get 1099’d byAmazon, 1099’d by Adobeif you’ve made a certain amount of money. Even if you haven’t madea certain amount of money,technically, the IRS here in America,if you make $300 under the table,they want you to disclose that. So if you made $100 on Amazon,I think 600 is the limit forgetting a 1099 officially. You’re still technically onthe hook for claiming that. I’m not a lawyer, I’mnot a tax professional. But just a couple of things, it’s income. All it is is income. Like if Amazon sends you a check for $100,it doesn’t matter if shotphotography for them,it doesn’t matter if youspoke at their event. It is because it’s income,so it’s the same as anything else. But in the back end, theyshould hold your handand walk you through that process. What’s up, Atlanta Toasty,what’s up Canada Half Bricked. What’s up, Hex Vision, Fishin Tokyo, William in Taiwan. Thanks for being here. Fortunate Adventures, Huntington Beach,super great seeing you. Thanks for being here. Tien in California, appreciate you. Do you need a separate bank account, no. The answer is no. Now, some companiesonly pay out in PayPal. So I think PayPal isjust a modern account. Like, if you’re doing onlinebusiness in 2019 or 2020,you need a PayPal account . I mean, I just, a PayPal is somethingthat is integrated into alot of different things. And some companies, that’sjust the easiest way. We actually have an affiliate programfor our own digital courses. We pay people through PayPal. And so but a lot of times on the back end,you’re either gonnaconnect a bank account,connect a PayPal account,or they’ll mail you checks,or you’ll get gift cards or something. And so this is, we’re not gonnago super deep in this stuff,but pretty much dive inand read the fine print. I understand that some of that stuffmight be intimidating,and it’s the stuff I hate the most. As a creative, I just wanna make videos. I don’t wanna set upall the back end stuff,but I did it, I did thediscipline of making sureI crossed my T’s and dotted my I’sbecause I wanted these income streamsto be set up rightand because our passion hereis helping you rank videos,helping you get videosshowing up in searchand suggested videosso you get views while you snooze. So I just wanted thisincome to be passive,so I wanted to make thatall the accounts are set up. And I’ve got a big list,so I can always go throughand kinda do maintenanceon making sure everything is set up. And you know, ’cause we’ve moved,we’ve moved over the years. So you gotta change the backend address and, you know,eventually, we moved froma Social Security Numberto a business EIN. Just cross your T’s and dotyour I’s on the back end,and you should do great. Online Outdoorsman, “Drivingpeople away from YouTube”seems to hurt video performance. “So how should I balance that”if you’re more focusedon building an audience?”Or should I put affiliate on pause”until I get a larger base?”Two tips, you don’t needto do affiliate marketingin every video. So you’re right, but it’snot like every single videoshould be, like, “So rightnow, click the affiliate link,”leave YouTube. “Like, you might do four videosthat have nothing to dowith affiliate marketing,and then that fifth one sends people away,that’s fine, whatever, it’s up to you. Two, second tip, don’t worry too much,because most people won’t leave anyways. Isn’t that the case?I mean, how many, it’salways the same spielfrom all of us on YouTube. “Hey, by the way, there’slinks in the description. “And I’m like, “Cool, well, I’mnot actually shopping today,”so, like, thanks for the tip. “And I watch the videoand consume the content. So I’ve learned that, like,it’s not like you must mentionlinks in the description,and everybody leaves, you know, like,there they go, you know. So maybe just don’tworry about it too much. Don’t give calls to actionaway from the platformin every video, and you should be fine. The last thing I would sayis that it’s up to you. I would acknowledge thatmaybe my YouTube strategyand my business model isdifferent than somebodywho just kind of is purely about algorithmsubscribers and growth. But I’m also about business,I’m also about, like,other projects we haveand live events and things we’re doing. So it’s a trade off. Yes, if you can keeppeople on YouTube forever,that is the best strategy ifall you care about is YouTube. And if all you care aboutis YouTube and YouTube viewsand maybe brand deals, thenthat might be a good idea. Never send people away. It’s my belief, though,that I also don’t wantall my eggs in one basket,so we try to grow our email list. That’s one reason why we give awaya lot of free, valuable stufflike a YouTube checklist,’cause we also send outa valuable newsletter. And here’s the thing, ifwe, if YouTube’s algorithmjust crashes, you know,just no longer is favorable,maybe if subscribers no longer see videos,I hope you’re on theTHiNK Media email listso we can stay in touch. So I do like to send people away. I do want people to be on our website,I do want people to be ableto watch trainings elsewhere. That is a strategic decision,and all of us need to makethat decision for ourselves. But you ultimately don’tneed to affiliate marketin every video, and Iwouldn’t worry too muchbecause people, when they leave,they’re leaving ’causethey’re on a mission. They’re like, “Thank you, good video. “You mention the link,”I wanna make sure I getthe exact right thing,”appreciate it, I’m going now. “But that’s probably onlylike one out of 100 people,one out of 1,000, who knows. Let me know what youthink in the comments. “What opportunities are there for channels”without tangible,purchasable goods to promote,”like movie facts in my case?”Well, if I had a movie facts channel,I would look up theMoviePass Affiliate Program,which I did. So look, MoviePass Affiliate Program,one-day cookie duration,what’s a cookie duration?That means when someoneclicks on the link,your affiliate link, for 24hours if they make a purchase,it’s credited to you. Some people have 365 day cookies. They click on a link one time,and if someone buysanything on that websitefrom the same device that year,it’d be credited back to you. And Amazon is 24 hours, as well. It’s a one-day cookie duration. One day meaning they click on your link,they saw the yoga mat yourecommended in your video,but they waited four daysand they bought it four days later,you wouldn’t get credit. So it’s within the cookie duration. But if I had a movie channel,I might look into MoviePass. I might look into Netflix. This is older,I’m not sure if they stillallow you to do this,but of course the Netflixaffiliate program,I would look at stuff like My Geek Box. You could do an affiliate there. Or Loot Crate, if it’s relatedto kinda like the movies,and so subscription boxes,and almost like adjacent, write this down,adjacent aligned products. So don’t think so literal. You’re not talking about cameras,but what are the thingsthat your audience are into?Cool, geeky stuff, figurines,movie paraphernalia,posters, a movie pass,subscription boxes, you know. Or if it ever turns into physical goods,maybe they want physical 4K Blu-rays. So around Black Friday this next year,you’re like the top five 4K Blu-ray deals,and then again, yourchannel might not be perfectfor affiliate marketingat the highest levels,but I think this should help,showing that there’s definitelysome things you could do,and this is how I want you to be thinking. Now, one thing to, thisis one thing to remember,is affiliate marketing does notwork if you don’t get views. And so all of this stuff isgood for optimizing and helping,but if you’re actually not getting trafficto your YouTube videos or towherever your social media is,you’re never gonna get that high of sales. So I just wanted to take amoment here to remind youthat we just uploaded ourviral video checklist. That’s at viralvideochecklist. com. It’s totally free. You enter your name and email,and we email to you, along withthe three-part video seriesthat includes how to getmore views on your videosso you can get more traffic,how to monetize in a few different ways. And I actually take you withme in the other room hereto do a deep dive training. I just wanna put this on your radar,viralvideochecklist. com,link in the description belowbecause again, all theaffiliate marketing strategiesin the world, withoutviews, are not gonna help. That is our transition fromPart One into Part Two,so let’s do some community love. David, “I just signed upfor Audible on Amazon. “Gonna begin using themon my podcast,” great job. “I started two weeks ago,and I already made 81 cents,”ooh, yeah,” way to go, Sarah. Come on, let’s scale that. Josh, “Thanks for this video. “I’ve been already making side income”with affiliate marketing,”but this video pushedme to want to do more”through my content to buildup everything I possibly can. “So thank you, hey, ifyou’re getting value,we just covered Part One of this Q&Awhere we did some general questions. We’re gonna go into someAmazon questions next,so smash Like to keep my energy high. Water break for Part Two. All right, you ready, I’m ready. Like button smashed, and also,we’re giving away a couple ofcopies of “YouTube Secrets. “I’ll put the, I forgotto put the deadline. I think this’ll go for about two weeks,and then we’ll send these out. All you have to do is justmake sure you’re subscribed,Like the video, and answer the comment”Have you startedaffiliate marketing yet?”And we will hit you up,you’ll be entered to wina copy of “YouTube Secrets. “Part Two, Amazon Affiliate Questions. Here we go. “How to actually getthe money off of Amazon,”’cause I see the money in there,”but I don’t know how to claim it. “So you’re making moneywith affiliate marketing,but you want to get it out of the account. Number one, most affiliate programswant you to verify your identity. So typically, when you sign up these days,they might send you a text message. Come on, you know the spiel. You sign up, verify you’reyou, they send you a text,you enter the five-digit code, whatever. That’ll help. Make sure you fill outyour mailing address. They typically want somesort of a mailing address. Make sure you fill out your tax info,your EIN or a Social Security Number,and then select your payment type,check, PayPal, directdeposit, or gift cards. Heather Torres, on our team here,she’s making, I feel like100 to 150 every monthor every couple of monthsjust from her homeschool channel. The way she gets hermoney is Amazon Gift Cards’cause she knows she’sgonna invest back in booksand more homeschool supplies. So you can pick different methods,but what I would encourage youis just go in your back end,make sure everything is filled out. The dots are connected to howyou’re gonna receive payment,and they have all the information. And most affiliate accountshave, like, a big red thing,like information needed inorder for you to get payment. So just do your duediligence on the back end,and you should be good to go. Camera sample, “How manysubscribers or views per video”should I try to registerspecifically for Amazon”to get approved becauseif I get approved,”how many sales do I need to have”because I heard theycan cancel affiliate,”your account if you don’t make it. “So I went into our Video Ranking Academyprivate Facebook group,and Dennis said this. “When I first appliedlast year, I got rejected. “I reapplied three months ago,and was recently approved. “It took me one month toget my first three sales. “This is kind of always changing,but that’s what they want. You sign up, you gotta get three sales. Hugh said this, “When Ijoined back in August,”I had to drive threesales in my first 180 days”to stay an affiliate. “So it’s usually something like that. And let me tie that to a strategy. This is why I want you to establisha professional online presence,one, and two, get momentum. Because if you’ve got abaseline of your channel,some decent branding,people like, “Okay, cool,”this is, like, a fitnesschannel, so it looks legit. “And then I want you to get somesubscribers and some views,have some momentum,and then maybe think about,all right, over this next 180 daysor this next couple of months,I’m gonna release at least four videosrelated to affiliate marketing. I’m gonna review the hyper Viper roller. I’m gonna review some exercise bands,and I’m gonna review this veganprotein powder that I love. Maybe not every video,but maybe like over thenext couple of days. So then, then you pull thetrigger, you’re ready to go. You apply for the Amazonprogram, and you get to work. Start hustling to get those views,start hustling to promote it out there’cause you wanna get those three salesso that your account gets locked in. And one other thing I would say,and do this, of course, with integrity. But, like, just likeputting out a YouTube videoand linking to it in thedescription and saying,”Hey, if you wanna buy this thing,”link in the description below. “And that could drive some sales. You know what else could drive some sales? , Hey, mom, yeah. So I’m, like, trying to getthis affiliate account started,and I know you shop onAmazon all the time, yeah. So before you ever buy anything on Amazon,could you just do me a favorand stop by one of my YouTube videos?Here, actually, come over,come over to my house. She walks in, hey, Mom, let me show you. Just open up thedescription, see these links?Just click one of thosebefore you buy something. Or ’cause affiliate marketing,you need to disclose it. So a friend of yoursneeds to buy some gear. So you go, “Hey, friend, I’llrecommend you some gear,”and you send them links. When I used to work for a church,and I would totally disclose this,people would hit me up all the time. “What camera should I buy,what microphone should I buy”for our church news?”I made ’em a list of affiliate links,and then I sent it to ’em and said,”This is exactly what I’d recommend. “It was almost like hand-to-handaffiliate marketing. So when you start thinking out of the box,if you just need to drive sales,you could do it, just be scrappy,and don’t ever be deceptive,you know, just be transparent. Like, you’re doing thework of putting together,it’s kinda like a consultant. I was, I was a consultantof a list of video gearfrom the person who had tested the stuff,sent directly to another churchthat was ready to buy that list,and looking for a shortcut,looking for a friendto help lead them to the right products. So you start thinking this way,you could send out anemail, put it in your P. S. ,you could send it out on social. We’ll talk about it later,but be careful on socialbecause you just wanna make sureyou have disclaimers. So I typically like tosend out social linksto YouTube videos with affiliatelinks in the descriptionand a disclaimer in the descriptionbecause if you put it on social,you could always put parentheses,affiliate or something,and that’s what you would do. But I think it’s cleaner,in my personal opinion,to just go social to YouTubeto affiliate link with disclaimer. And we will do some liveQ&A as we get through this,so please keep posting your questions,Mel is capturing them while you post them. “What happens when someone clicks”on a bunch of differentpeople’s Amazon affiliate links”and buys something,who gets the commission?”I also like to know anyaffiliate suggestions”you may have for peoplefocused on film and filmmaking. “Cool, so I did a couple ofthe recommendations earlyfor the MoviePass stuff. If it is film and filmmaking,it’s kind of a lot like THiNK Media,although we’re more forlike YouTube creators. We don’t call ourselves filmmakersbecause we’re like,look, man, this is aboutyou making money, yougrowing your small business,you growing your hobby channel. It’s less about colorgrading for six hours,and we’re into that, too. But, like, most people don’t need that. But in filmmaking, you could sell LUTs,recommend LUTs and colorgrading and softwareand cameras and lenses, ifthat’s what you’re doing. But as far as if someoneclicks a bunch of links,I think the most important term to knowin affiliate marketing islast click, last click. Most affiliate programswork by giving creditto whoever, whatever link wasthe last link they clicked. So when someone clicks a bunchof different affiliate links,it doesn’t matter, whodid they click on lastbefore they made their purchase?That’s typically the biggest thing. And then you can go deep inthe affiliate marketing world,and sometimes, there’s,like, sticky clickswhere the first clickis the thing they get. That’s not Amazon,though, and so it dependson the program you’re a part of. “Hi, Sean, I started affiliate marketing”after watching yourvideos, it’s been a month. “Luckily, 11 items sold,” great job. “My question is, does OneLinkwork for YouTube videos, too?”I mean, if I add thelink in the description”for amazon. com,”do I have to have UK and CA?”So first of all, what is OneLink?Well, OneLink is cool, but on Amazon,you can now apply forCanada, Mexico, Japan, UK,I believe Amazon Australia. You get approved, Italy, Germany. You get those affiliated accounts set up,and then you get themconnected through OneLink. Link up your accounts,link your U. S. accountwith your international Associate account,click there to link. Then you get one code,and then, you’re right,if you put that OneLink,doesn’t matter if it’son YouTube, your blog,social media, they click the OneLink,but then Amazon is smart enough to say,”Oh, that person’s in Japan,”we’re gonna take them tothe Japan Amazon site. “And this works pretty good,but the thing I’ve learnedis that it’s very rarethat products are aligned. Like, a lot of times, thatexact SKU, that exact product,isn’t in Japan, or itis, but it’s overpriced. However, we get checks. We get checks from Canada, UK,because it’s a little bit different. They’re not even direct deposit,they go through, you know, whatever,so they just come in the mail. That’s the way we have it set up. And so OneLink is really cool,and I highly recommend it. It just allows you to potentially makea little bit of extraincome when doing that. “I get a lot of clicks,but not a lot of sales”Also, how do you manageitems that go off Amazon. “One day, they’re available,next day, they aren’t. “Good question, so if you’regetting a lot of clicks,hey, first order of businessis great job, you know?Secondly, I would ask, you know,what is your actual percentage of income?And so, you know, on any given day,my click-through rate is around two,and if it’s awesome, it’s at 4%. We’ll look at yesterday on THiNK Media,7,500 clicks, 239 items. Here’s the conversion rate, 3. 9%, okay?I made 476. 38 yesterday off Amazon, cool. So the conversion rate is 3. 9%. So what I would first tell you,getting back to the question on how to,is you need to get 100clicks based on my mathto get three sales. So I’m not sure how manyclicks you’re getting,but that’s pretty typical. Most online conversion, one, 2% is great,5% is, like, legendary. And if you’re climbing up tolike six, 7%, you are epic. So get more clicks, and if you’re,but if you’re getting1,000 clicks and no sales,then you got a problem. So that would be the thingI would manage first. Second thing is I don’t knowwhat you’re recommending,but if it’s available one day on Amazonand the next day it’s gone,it happens quite a bit on THiNK Mediawhere, again, we put upa SKU to some lights,video’s out for three months,and then, I’m like, crap,they changed it around,and now this says product’sno longer available’cause they rebuilt their store. What that means is I thinkyou gotta stay on your game. This is, I hope your ambition,in fact, let me know ifone of your ambitionsis to be a full-time content creatorbecause that’s part of our mission. We are here at THiNK Media,we wanna help 10,000 peoplecreate a full-time livingdoing what they love and make a differencewith online video. So if you wanna be afull-time content creator,and I just wanna encourage you,you gotta stay on your game, man. Eventually, you’d be doing this full-time,you know what I mean?So, like, keep your links updated,and if you’re a side hustle right now,then on the weekends, I’d go back,and some weekends, all I’d dois just go re-optimize old videosto make sure that theproduct’s still linked up. Because again, that’sgonna stop conversions. If someone clicksthrough, and they’re like,you can’t even buy it, clearly,it’s not gonna make a sale. So you wanna make sure you’refixing it, you’re working it. King of Yorkie, “Thanks somuch for the super chat. “And so that’s what I would recommend. And then one other thing, and just becauseas I was preparing for this deck,I just am here to answerquestions in the Q&A,but we do have anaffiliate marketing course. It’s called Video Product Review Profits. You can get access to itat videoreviewprofits. com. It’s actually on sale right now,and so it is normally 67, butwe have it on sale for 27. And that goes into the five elementsof how to make the perfectproduct review video. At 27 bucks, great investment. Not even trying to, like, push it hard. I just wanted to put that on your radarbecause that’s probablythe best informationfor how to actually get more sales,and here’s what I mean. A couple of things that I’ve learned. If you do the best videoever and people trust youand you’ve tested the product,but they click through,and for some reason, the link on Amazon,the product on Amazon, hasthree and a half or less stars,something’s wrong. And it’ll hurt conversion. Now, you might, it’sjust, it’s human nature. You gotta think about the whole workflow. They search for it, they found you,and you’re like, “It’s good,”but then they click through,and who knows if they got trolled. Does that make sense, though?Once they land on Amazon,what do they see next?Does it have positive reviews?Does it have, it is congruentall the way through the funnel?That’ll hurt conversionif, for some reason,even if you discover that it wasn’t as badas people thought it was,they’re not gonna buy itif there’s a whole bunchof negative reviews. So I like to audit, beforeI even press record,I like to think things through. I don’t even wanna start shooting a videoif I don’t think that it can make itall the way to the end of that funnel,unless there’s some reasonthat I want you guysto know about it anyways. But you know what I’m saying?So that would be a tipto increase conversions. Another tip to increase actual conversionsis actually encouragingpeople to go read the reviews. So what you might say is,towards the end of your video,your product review, you might say:So you saw the pros, you saw the cons. I love this product, but actually,don’t just take my word for it. A lot of other people who are using itin different ways love it, too. And if you click in the linkin the description below,it’ll take you over toAmazon, and read the reviews. Because don’t just take my word for it. This product’s truly great,and a lot of people love it. See what I did there?You then are sending people over,reinforcing the social proofof the product being legit. I like to only reviewproducts that are legitunless they’re so bad I want you to knownot to get them, you know?And so those are a couple of things,and that’s a little bit,we actually just gothrough a whole frameworkto basically stack yourproduct review videos. If you wanna figure out how to makeprofitable product reviews,that could be comparisons, how-tos,we cover that in Product Review Profits,link in the description below,just in case you wannacheck out that training. All right, “I’ve tried Amazonlinks in the description,”but I’m also using somethinglike Kit, is it effective?”Should I actually link toeverything in the description?”So a couple of things here. Number one, if you linkin the description,it’s linking the description to Amazon,so it’s a shorter funnel, basically. I like that, excuse me. Link in the description to Amazon. If you link to Kit,there’s a link on YouTubeto kit. com to Amazon. I like both, and I’llshow you what kit. com isfor those that are new to it. So I just mixed it upfor a couple of reasons. One, sometimes when I doa whole, like, list video,as you’ve seen, oneKit link is much betterbecause there’s like seven thingsin the whole Kit I’m talking about. If I’m ever talking about one product,I don’t need to just go to Kit. I like to just do the onelink directly to Amazon. Additionally, remember whenwe talked about the cookie. You click the link,it’s valid for 24 hours,so one of the best thingsyou could have going for youis people clicking links, period. What I’ve learned, and youjust saw some of our numbers,you know that we’re doingmultiple six figuresin affiliate marketing ayear, is I’ve learned thatwhen you just have more clicks,links, out in the world,and if you start building now,like, it’s good you’rewatching this training,you start positioning, ranking videos now,leveling up your game now,you get ready for fourth quarter,and you’ve got ranked videoswith affiliate links in the description. What ends up happening ispeople are just researching,they’re looking online. They’re watching videos,they’re clicking links,and then what they end up doingis just buying other stuffcompletely unrelated towhat you recommended. About 50% of the income we make,it’s not because of acamera I recommended. It’s like someone boughtsome, like, Yu-Gi-Oh! cardsand a shawl, and theybought, like, a grill,and then they bought somecandy and some digital music. It’s all over the place. They just happened to haveclicked on one of my linksin the last 24 hours. So therefore, my personal favoriteis just Amazon. com, Christopher. Now, I love Kit. Let me justtake you guys over to Kit. It’s a great resource, too,if you ever wanna see myKit ’cause we’ve done,we’ve gone to a lot of workto put together great Kits that are,like, for instance,our recent drone video. So we just did best drones with Aldrin,and he, I don’t know as much as he does,so it was really moreabout, like, his expertise. And then there’s all the drones to it,and people can say View on Amazon,and it takes them over to it. Now, one cool thing that Ithink you kinda need, like,a level of a pro Kitaccount, but watch this. If I go to Edit Pro Fileand I go to Monetize,input your affiliate codes,Amazon, BH, Newegg, eBay. What’s cool is sometimes, whenyou link up the other sites,I got my BH, B&H, Igot multiple countries,United Kingdom, U. S. , Canada. Kit gives you one link,and it potentially takes youeither to the right country,or even a differentsite like B&H or Newegg. So there are some advantages to Kit. By the way, you keep 100% of the money. You just insert your affiliate codes here. At the same time, I trustKit at the highest levels,but I’ll tell you what I trust more,not sending people to Kit. So I do both, that’skinda the answer, right?So I like them, you know, our 4K Kit. It’s organized right here,you can watch the video. It’s a great way. And for some people, bythe way, this will happen. Sometimes a professional business owner,somebody calls us,they’re like, “Look, man,”just tell me what to get. “What’s cool is, check this out. You could just click onebutton, Buy All on Amazon, boom,that’s a gnarly cart right there. And so this complete kit right here,if you were to literallybuy this, would be $7,885. But it’s nice having it out there’cause maybe someone’s like,”I want the exact THiNK Media setup”that you guys are using,”and that’s All in One button on Kit,and it could be even international sites,or maybe they do it on BH or somewhere,B&H or somewhere else. Are you getting some value, man?Are you having fun, Ihope that you’re seeingsome great value, good to see you, Eric,good to see you, Fish Visions. Youth Man, always greatto have you on the stream. Let’s keep going. All right, we’re talkingabout Like and Share, hey. If you’re getting value,sharing is caring,thank you so much. If you haven’t smashed Like yet,I hope you’re, I hope, I’mtrying to bring some fire,so if you got that gratitude,that’s the best attitude, click Like. Viral Video Checklist, ifyou wanna scale those views. Community crushing, and we’llgo into Part Three here. We covered general affiliatemarketing questions. We covered some Amazon questions. We’re getting to your livequestions, as many as we can,but we still got Part Three,and then in Part Four,we’ll answer your questions. But let’s see how the community’s doing. TJ, “Sean, this rings true. “I made a video last holidayseason for Cyber Monday. “It wasn’t even that good,”but I knew that Ineeded it to be out there”before Cyber Monday. “I made $570 in ad revenuein three hours,” that’s sick,”with 36,000 views,”and over $14,000 of product revenue”from my Amazon affiliate links. “This year, I’m definitelyplanning on more content. “TJ, I love it. I wanna encourage you,and one of the reasons we’re sharing thisis ’cause one, theywere shared by you guysin the THiNK Media community. But two, I want you tosee this as possible. It’s not that it’s easy,it’s not that it’s gonnabe a walk in the park. But when you’ve got a good strategy,you’ve got a good plan, you’vegot the right information,you level up your content game,and you keep workin’ this,it works if you work it. And it’s not just us at THiNK Media. People around the world are crushing itwith affiliate marketing. So TJ, thanks for sharing your story. Freeley, “I made my first $16through affiliate marketing. “And I’m super pumped tosee that number grow. “I also wanna encourage youthat not everyone’s gonnamake a million dollarsin affiliate marketing,but would it change your lifeif you just had an extra$100 a month coming inin passive income, around your hobby,in something you love to doand you’re getting free stuff?Of course, it would. Make an extra $1,000 of income a month. This has practicality at a lot of levels. THiNK Media’s not a get-rich website. It’s not a get-rich-quick brand. It is a website, we believe in hard work,but we do believe in modern marketingin this new era of entrepreneurship. This is not a joke, this is not a scamif you can do this with integrity. But when you put in the work and work it,it’s happening globally, right?It’s a real deal. So I do wanna encourage you, you know,I can relate to years, youknow, I had a side hustle. And I’d upload a video,and I’d hope it did better,and I hoped I made more,but I was making 50 bucks and 25 bucks. There’s a lot of persistencethat comes along with this. But keep workin’ it, keepposting, keep grinding,and keep learning about the little nuancesthat’ll help you go further faster,’cause it all definitely matters. Which brings us to Part Three,Social Media AffiliateMarketing Questions. Here we go, “What’s the easiest way”to do affiliate marketing on Instagram?”And I would like to know it”because I have an Instagram account”with a high amount of followers,”and I’m thinking aboutstarting affiliate marketing,”and I’d really appreciateif you answered my question. “Well, The Trailers Factory, happy to. Number one, not everysocial media platformis good for affiliate marketing. The easiest way to do it onInstagram is link in bio. And you do wanna make surethat there’s some level of disclosure. What I like, is that’s whyI like YouTube the bestbecause you have a description,and you can always put that disclaimerin your Instagram caption. But not a lot of people wannaleave Instagram, you know. Going to link in bio’s kind of hard to do. You could always do a swipe-up on Stories. But what I would recommend, to be honest,is I actually would recommendyou build an email listor some kind of an insider’s communitywhere you could share contentmore directly with them. So friends of mine havedone favorites lists. Like, “Do you just wanna be onmy insider’s favorite list?”So if you use your Instagramto build an email list,then from time to time,one author I like, Ryan Holiday,he built up an email listof just his favorite books. He’s a great author, and he’s a reader,and massive people wannahear the books he recommends. It’s an email newsletter, youonly get it through email. And he recommends usuallyfive books at a time. And they’re just Amazon affiliate links. But he’s got, like, I think,100,000 or plus peopleon his email list. So I might try to buildan audience somewhere elsewith a better, more alignedway of monetizing it. YouTube is the best, in my opinion. And then also realizing that on Instagram,brand deals, kind of sponsored posts,or using your influence thereto send people somewhere else. But the hardest thing is I’m on my phoneand I see your post,but my intent, I’m just notthere, you know, or I see. Here’s the problem. I see a product yourecommend on Instagram,and I’m like, “Cool, set my phone down,”go over to my computer and type it in”’cause I’d prefer to shop that way. “So that’s not trying to discourage you,but it’s just the reality of it. That’s why you wanna reverse engineeryour whole strategy, right,about which platformsyou’re choosing to leverage. But a couple of things, link in bio,build an email list,send traffic elsewhere. And then look at other monetization. If you got a big audience,a high amount of followers,you could be sellingsponsored posts, as well. That might be more profitablethan affiliate marketing is for you. Kevin, “Look forward to your next video. “My question is, whatdrives the most traffic”and conversion for a sale?”Is it YouTube or othersocial media or a website?”YouTube and blogs are the best. So I’ve just learned, you know,yes, you could tweet here and there. I prefer to tweet a YouTube video. A lot of people have good blog followings. Podcast is another one becauseyou could do your show notes. But again, not a lot of peopleare going from listening,and “Hey, I’ll listeverything in the show notes. “Well, how often do yougo to the show notes?I’ve gone a couple of times. I just don’t go all the time. If you have an avid, blogs are hugebecause blogs, you can have embedded,it’s even better becauseblogs and websitescan be hyperlinked. YouTube is the actual link. The blog can say, “My favorite mascara,”and the affiliate linkis embedded in that link. Always do your disclaimersabove and below or wherever. And we have a video outwith my friend Tim Schmoyerin our affiliate marketing playlistthat goes into a lotof the FTC disclaimersand things like that ifyou haven’t read that. Even that video, you need todo your own due diligence. But here’s one of thethings I like to look at. If you just go to somebodylike a Casey Neistat,a lot of times in theolden days, Casey, MKBHD,they didn’t disclose nothin’, man,and because it was maybethe early Wild Westto some of this stuff,but now, you can just check. Like, you go to Casey’s websiteor the YouTube channeland look at him talkingabout, like, the OSMO,and then, of course, he links to it. Here’s some stuff, acouple of Amazon links. These are affiliate links. And then he says, “Aboveare affiliate links. “So if you click and buy,I get a small commission. “This video was notsponsored by DJI or GoPro. “And I’ve actually adoptedsome of that languagebecause I want our communityto know a couple of things. These are affiliate links,and people say thissometimes in the comments. “Oh, man, I bet Sonypaid you a lot of money”for our latest M50 versus a6400. “Well, Frank, I don’tknow who the person was,they didn’t pay us nothin’, bro. We, you know, we care aboutour integrity, and so,but I get it, people just, theyjust searched and found it. They don’t know us, sothey don’t know our brand. So I like to put in the disclaimer. These are affiliate links. This video is not sponsored. And if it is, this video is sponsored,but all of our opinions are our own. But yeah, take it from Casey,you can see a disclaimer rightthere in his description. If you wanna go over the MKBHD,a lot of times what he’ll dois maybe not even disclosean affiliate link,but what he’ll do is link to his gear. So let’s check it out,completely raw and spontaneous. Video gear I use, boom,kit. com, he’s using Kit. So when you get here, youdon’t need to disclosebecause Kit is takingcare of that for you. They probably say itsomewhere, I don’t know where,but you’re safe becauseit’s kinda third party. So that’s a link there,and then check this out. Tech I’m using right now,this is his Amazon Influencers page. Depending on, and look, “MKBHD earns money”from this storefront,”that’s a disclaimer. “If you click on thelink and buy something,”I’ll earn money. “You know, like, you just wannamake sure that’s out there. And if you have some influence,apply for the Amazon Influencer program,and you can actually make your own store. You don’t even need a kit. com. You can sign up here, create a storefront,share products, and then that’s cleanerbecause again, they’re doingthe disclaimer for you. That disclaimer isright there on the page. Plus the person’s already on Amazon,so it might make sense that, you know,it’s commerce or whatever else. That’s a couple of tipsthat I think could help you. But saying that, YouTube,blogs are the best. And you can definitely do thison other social platforms,but I recommend, I thinkYouTube’s the best, period,for a lot of reasons,but it’s the second largest search engine,so many advantages, we’ll talk about that. We talk about it all the time. All right, the community crushing it. “I’m making $50 a weekwith affiliate marketing. “This is the best way tomake money,” great job, Amy. Handsome Gadgets, “I’m gonna make it rain”with affiliate marketing. “But honestly, passiveincome is where it’s at. “I just made $50 this month”for products that I reviewed last year. “The reviews work for me”even when I’m not working on reviews. “That’s what I love to hear. The reviews are working for meeven when I’m not posting new ones. If you want to learn how to set that upand learn how we’ve done that,check out the Viral Video Checklist. If you’ve known our spiel for a while,we believe in ranked videos. YouTube’s a search engine. Some people critique us. Look at the numbers, man. Like, it’s working, it’s working in 2019. I just got done with theStream My Video Influencersshowing it working three days ago. So if you wanna learnat the highest levelshow to rank videos, getin search and suggested,Viral Video Checklist, it’sgonna be a free checklist,link in the description,that’s gonna help you crush. Three free videos thatyou’re absolutely gonna love,and then, “Sean, is theresomething for sale at the end?”Yes, our product calledVideo Ranking Academy,and I stand behind itbecause it’s absolutelythe best training on howto rank videos on YouTube. It’s world class, buthere’s the cool thing, man. If you go through the wholetraining and whatever else,you don’t gotta buy anything. There’s zero pressure in our brand. Zero coercion or manipulation. We give a lot of freevalue here on YouTube. We give even more freevalue in our master classesand our checklists. Then there’s also products and programsthat you can be a part of so that you havea proven guide with results,so that you have astep-by-step roadmap to follow. You’re never gonna tryto go through the junglewithout a map. At least, a GPS on your phone. Our courses are just a GPS to help you getto your destination faster. You can go the route of tryingto look for free informationand digging around over hereand looking at a lot of untested stuffby people you don’t reallyknow if they’re frontingor they’re lying or whateverit is they’re doing. Or you just go through havinga mentor, having a community’cause we have privateFacebook groups and stuff,so you have a higher level of support,support from our whole team. I’m just laying out ourwhole business model for you,so you can just know that, like,we’re completely transparent. We are unapologetically proudof the educational coursesthat we make availablebecause we put our heartand soul into them,and they are just the rightsteps in the right orderthat you can follow along,that anybody can do. And our students, in fact,let us know in the LiveChator the comments belowif you’re part of one of our programs. We’ve got this stellar reputation onlinebecause we have all these testimonials,all these success stories. And that’s also not to say thatthat’s the only way to doit. Look, to each his own. Like, we hope you watch this training,and you go take action right now. Download the free checklist,watch the free video series,take action, and go make 50, 100, $1,000,and then if you wanna reinvestbecause you’re gratefuland you wanna even gofaster, then do it, or don’t. Completely up to you, wegive without expectation. Love of the Pets, “I do Amazon affiliates,”and it’s going okay. “My channel is a pet channel,”and one time, someonebought a $700 mattress”through my link. “Cool, so they have a pet channel,but they sold a mattress. Proof that I mentioned, right,a lot of times, just byhaving links out there,you’ll end up getting sales. It reminds me of the $1600 gold coin. I didn’t know Amazon sold gold coins. Back in the day, I woke upin a tough season of my life. I mean, waiting tables at Red Robin,trying to pay the bills,my wife was going throughsome health challenges,we’re losing our house. I’m trying to make side money,and I remember I would wake upand I would look at whataffiliate transactions we’ve made. And I was talking about, like,a point and shoot Canon camera. It was about the onlyvideo I had out there,just a few videos, like gift ideas videos. And I remember I saw this $1600 gold coin,and I was like, “What,Amazon sells gold coins?”,first thought. Second thought, “My commission was $186?”I’m like, come on, somebody. I was asleep all night,woke up $186 richerbecause of doing this consistently,doing it, applying the best practices,and doing it over timeand putting out patience’cause then, you’ll sell mattresses, man. You’ll sell gold coins, you’llsell, who knows, you know?You just gotta jump out there and do it. All right, we’re at Q&A, Part Four. Melissa’s been pulling themost relevant questionsthat we haven’t covered. Depending on when you’re joining this,and smash Like if you’rehaving a good time. Re-watch it because we’re notgonna repeat any of these. She’s filtering these for me,and so I’ll tackle theseone by one right now. Kat, “I’ve seen you talk aboutGoogle Trends and tent poles. “I’m curious about how much earlier”you would post anaffiliate marketing video”before it happens?”So let’s look for it. Number one, don’t overthink it. I remember a couple of years ago,I would be, like, man, Black Friday’sone of the best ways to makemoney with affiliate marketing. And then it’d be, like,Thanksgiving, you know?And I’d be with myfamily, and I’d be, like,”Can I, shoot,” I’d be, like,”I gotta make a video,Black Friday’s tomorrow. “I should make a video. “And then sometimes,I’d set up a light kit,and I shot it, like,after Thanksgiving dinner. Bad idea, tryptophan,you’re like sleepin’. Or I’d get up in the morning of,and I’d try to go live. There’s a good way to do things, you know. I a lot of times willgo live just like thisbecause it’s real-time content,and I might build outthe links ahead of time. So what I actually did this last,here’s a great strategy. This last year, I built outa deck just like this one,organized my best Black Friday deals. This is a good example ofnot needing to own the stuff. Now, I do, so or some of the things,so I could speak to it authoritatively. But all I actually didhere was show my screen. I guess I held up a fewcameras and recommended. And then, what I did was I hadthe links in the descriptionaround Black Friday, okay?So if you ever are late,late is better than never. And always do your best to get aheadand, you know, with timing. But if you use Google Trends,go in like this, go to Google Trends,type in Black Friday,and then here is when I would say,whatever the search term is,what, when I wouldrecommend doing it, okay. So it starts ramping up,Black Friday, this next year,will probably startramping up around October,the last week in October. But it’s a little too early, okay?Even November 4th through the 10th,it’s still too gradual. Here is, right here, though,you can see the 10th,look, boom, then it shoots up. So right at the shoot-up point,so then here’s the answer. The week of November 11th through the 17thwould be the ideal time to maximizeyour Black Friday traffic and views. Now, you might not haveenough information by then,but that’s when I wouldsay it’d be a hybrid. So if I didn’t have anything else going onand I wanted to capitalizeon Black Friday,I would jump on this week and say,”Okay, is there enough leaked sales,”is there enough information?”What can I put together to help people?”And then I would try to publish thatbetween the 11th and the 17th. But here’s the answer, too, you know. I guess that’s only one week’s time,and then it’s at its peak on the week of. The 18th, it’d still be fine, too. You’re still gonna be,like, seven days before it,and then there is too late, though. Too late would be, you know, December 1st,like, that ship has sailed, or whatever. And then you could jumpon Cyber Monday next. And so this is generally true, too,for not even affiliatemarketing-related stuff,or maybe affiliate marketing. Maybe there’s a cool sitethat sells Halloween costumes,and so you go Halloween costume,here’s what we’re gonna be able to do. We’re gonna be able to seewhen people are shopping fortheir affiliate marketing,or for their costume. So as early as Septemberor kind of in here,and then it definitely drops here. So I might wanna beeven like mid-September,being like, “Okay, cool, fiveHalloween costume ideas. “And if you did that,you also might recommend thrifting,you recommend this,but then, you recommenda couple of things. You’re like, “Dude, I foundthese freaking glasses. “They shoot lasers. “And by the way, if you wanna, these are,I know, everyone needsa pair of these glasses,link in the description. So maybe like the majority of your videois not even about, it’s not all products. But there’s two or threethings that you’re like,”Dude, everybody, these sick glow sticks”that you should wear atyour Halloween parties. “I’m just making stuff up, right?But that would be what I would sayrelated to maximizing the tent poleof when it blows up,and that website rightthere is trends. Google. com. How To Automotive, “Thanksfor the super chat. “I’m getting a lot of free products”from companies to review. “What is your tips to get them to pay me”to review their products?”I think once you get more traffic,I mean, how many subscribers do you have?If you’ve got 5,000,you could jump straightinto famebit. com. And famebit. com is a good way to start. And then you could alsojust go direct to companies. The other thing is, I’llgive you two answers. Base it on busyness. So here, let’s quick go into FameBit. If you’re in famebit. com,and you are in how-to automotive,we could go to Other. We’re gonna go, hey, lookat this, there we go. All right, so this is a coatthat will last on your car 25 days,up to $10,000, and that’s up to. So depending on the sizeof your channel, though,you might say, “Look, I mean,I’m only gonna charge you”like 300 bucks ’cause I’m just growing. “But that is right hereinside of famebit. com,F-A-M-E-B-I-T, you need 5,000 subscribersto get an account there,but then you can get direct,it connects brands with creators. And they’re gonna give youthat actual product for free. They’re gonna give you money,and then maybe in your video,you’ll probably have a trackable linkthat you’d have to link to for them. But I like to put that link right up topto serve the brand, collect my money,collect my YouTube ads, putthat link right at the top,lower in the description,put the Amazon linkto that exact product. And you got free product,that’s the four levels of monetizationwhen you do, like, a FameBit video. YouTube ads, paid by the brand,free product if you countthat as an income stream,but it’s cool to get a free product. And then affiliatemarketing for other linksin the description related to that. So I think that would help. The second tip is generallyis just raise your standardsand raise your pricesas your brand elevates. So this has happened forus to where, in the past,we are inundated now. Like, we’re busier, we’vegot our Live Event coming up. I hope you can make it, it’scoming up later this year. Grow With Video Live here in Las Vegas. We’re planning that. We’ve got, you know, a team,we’ve got other things to do. So our prices have had to go up. And it’s a decision, How To Automotive,how busy are you, how muchbandwidth do you have?Right now, it’s almost like,and I say this contextually,but it’s almost like timeis more valuable than money,depending on, that’s,you either have one oftwo things, time or money. If you got a lot of time on your hands,hustle to do a lot offree work and whatever,but then eventually, you haveway less time on your hands,but hopefully more money. So we’ll just say, it’s like, hey, brand,yeah, to do a video. And by the way, I also don’t like doingpaid product reviews. It’s something I personally avoid doing. I like doing tutorial videos,this video is brought to you by Canon. I’m gonna show you how to use a camera. You won’t see a sponsoredCanon video on THiNK Media. You’ll see Canon sponsored,like, five of our videos,but they were all abouthow to shoot photos,how to use the G7X. Just a personal tweakbecause a paid productreview insinuates bias. You can say you’re not biased,but you’re literally beingpaid just to review it. So my preference is to do a tutorial,and I like to do product reviews. I’m fine to get the product free,then I just say, “Hey, Rodesent us out the podcast,”the RODECaster, and we’re reviewing it. “No strings attached, theydidn’t send us a letter,they didn’t give us any,we’re gonna say whatever we want about it. And we’ll link to it as an affiliatebecause you might wannacheck it out, good or bad. But I don’t like doingpaid product reviews. But as you get busier, raise your prices. Therefore, someone’s like,”Can we do, get a video on THiNK Media?”We just might be like,“Five grand, 10 grand, no. “Okay, well, we got plenty to do anyway,so we don’t even,but then if they’re like, “Yeah,we can do five,” you know,and we’ll be like, “Doesthat fit in our wheelhouse,”okay, cool. “And then maybe, though, it’sa season that’s not as busy. I’m super pumped, and I wanna get my handson the product anyways,and we do this all the time. We just got a MOZA Air 2 Gimbal. They didn’t pay us any money,but they did hook us upwith the Gimbal for free. Huge blessing, but it tiesinto some of the projectswe’re working on right now. And not to, I don’t want this to comefrom an entitled place, but, you know,you get, it’s a blessing to be a YouTuber. You know, right now, technically,us covering a product on our channel,it has real value. I mean, it does for a brand. So if all they give you is a free product,here’s what I’m trying to say. You need to know your worth. If you’re just starting,you need to hustleand build your credibility,build your worth and build your brand. But once you’re further along,you need to know your worthand know that, like, dang,MOZA’s getting a good dealeven if they gave us the product for free. I don’t wanna diminish the factthat a $600 gimbal is a huge blessing,but how much marketingdollars would it cost them?It didn’t cost them $600to make that gimbal. So it’s a case-by-case basis. I hope some of that adds some valueabout making those decisions for yourselfbased on where you are. 30 Day Reviews, “Thanksfor the super chat. “Can you talk about disclosurewhen you’re not paid”but you get a product from a company?”Disclosure 101 is simply disclosingthe material relationshipwith the company,whatever it is. So technically, and actually probablyone of the best things to studyis the UK right now inEurope ’cause it’s mayhem. Article 13, influencers aregetting cracked down on. Their standards are way higher,right now, than the U. S. ,but I think it’s a picture ofwhere things could be going. And they just want youto disclose everythingincluding, you might say,like here’s what happened two weeks ago. I couldn’t go ’cause Iwas speaking at an event,so we sent Omar to a Sony event. Nobody got paid, that weknow of, to go to that event. But it was, they flew outOmar, gave him a hotel room,and they let him use theCanon, the Sony a6400 for a dayalong with the other creators,and you may have seensome of that coverage. So technically, a couple of things. One, you would probably be able to say,”I’m just trying out this product today. “Here’s what Europe would sayyou need to say right now. You need to say, like,“Sony flew us out here. “They’re not paying us,”and we’re just gonna besharing our honest opinion,”but it is really cool thatthey gave us this trip. “And here’s why, because, that again,if they’re wining and dining you,and they didn’t, really,but you know what I mean. Like, it’s sick, they flew him out. They just wanna know, whatis the material relationshipwith the company?So a lot of times, I’ll just say,”Rode sent out thisproduct for us to review,”and so I could probably do a better job,’cause what Europe, that’s goodenough, it seems these days. And I’ll put it in the video,”This video’s not sponsored”in the description. But Rode did give us acomplimentary review unit. In Europe, you need to say,”Rode sent me this product for free,”and I don’t have to send it back,”and I did get to keep it. “But you know what I, like,they want you to literally sayexactly what the relationship is. So as this industry evolves,I think the key is to justinclude it in your culture. One of my favorite thingsthat I love is Phil DeFranco. I love his show. He’s, like, “This episode,‘Today and Awesome,'”is brought to you by SeatGeek. “He discloses that there’sthat relationship,or he’ll disclose ifthere’s not a relationship. And that’s kinda what it is. At the end of the day, you just wanna betransparent and open. I realize some people,I don’t actually thinkmost influencers or YouTube creators,I don’t think they’re malicious,I don’t think they’re, Idon’t they know this stuff. It’s hard to friggin’ keep up with it all. You know what I’m saying?So at the end of theday, it’s just disclosingthe material relationship. And then the flip side is kinda weirdbecause a lot of stuff,if we don’t say anything,we bought it, you know?And then someone’s like,“I bet somebody paid you,”and you’re like, “No, webought the camera, bro. “We bought the lenses, weinvested in the stuff. “And so it’s hard to really knowwhat’s happening out there,but here’s the punchline. Being transparent and openand literally just doing your best’cause I don’t eventhink, I know you guys,you don’t expect perfection,you don’t expect me or anybodyelse not to make a mistake. But you do want us to betransparent, honest, and opento also let you know ifthe review could be coloredor biased in any way. Our commitment to you andwhat we want and striveto do here on THiNK Mediais always give you the real truth,the raw truth, the full truth. And frankly, it doesn’t matterif we get paid, not paid,if we got the product free,we just want you to get the information. We’re gonna do our bestto continue to evolve. And let me tell you this. If you wanna be aprofessional content creator,a full-time influencer, afull-time content creator,you need to commit tostudying this continuously. Not like every day, butyou have to stay current. That’s why you shouldcome to Grow With Video,go to conferences likeVidSummit or VidCon. Because this is your industry,so you should know aboutthe nuances of your,if you’re just chillingand this is a hobby, cool. But like, makes sense right?It’s like knowing compliance. My dad does electrical contracting. He’s gotta read guidesand compliance booksand get his newest certificationto do installs in Californiaand new licenses andall that kind of stuff. For us as influencers, we’reresponsible for that, as well,to stay updated in our industry. The Boston Gamer, “What’sthe biggest risk involved”with affiliate marketing?”You know, the biggest risk could be,the FDC is, like, that’s here in America,is like “You’re doing it wrong. “And here’s probably what could happen. Take the video down. Or your affiliate account gets shut down. If you were doing somethingsketchy and black hat,and that does happen,my friend Roberto Blakegot his account shut down,and I’ll tell you one of thethings that I’ve learned. Why, and actually, VideoInfluencers got their affiliate,our Video Influencers got ouraffiliate account shut down. Here’s one of the reasons why. You are not allowed to say thatif someone clicks on yourlinks, it supports you. Like, hey, these are affiliate links,and if you click on ’em,you’ll support the channel. Real weak, dicey, but inthe past, I would say,here’s my disclaimer. “This video and descriptioncontain affiliate links,”which means if you clickon one of the product links,”I’ll receive a small commission. “I used to say, “Thishelps support the channel”and helps us keepmaking videos like this. “It was never a problemfor me on THiNK Media,but language kind of likethat is where it broke down,and then Roberto gothis account shut down. Same thing happened on Video Influencers. And maybe it was the age of the account. So what they actually want it to beis a little more cold, like,this is my understanding. “If you click on the link,I get a small commission. “Not “And it’ll support us and help us. “It’s just, “I get paid ifyou click on the link. “Let’s, you know, if welook at MKBHD’s thing,it was like, “MKBHD makesmoney from this storefront. “So it’s being literal,and what Amazon apparently, and it gets,I know it’s kinda nerveracking,but like, “Shoot, am I doing it right?”And I wish they were evenclearer with us, quite frankly,because it was hard to get information. But they don’t want you,here’s the punchline,kind of trying to incentivize,that’s the language. They don’t want you toincentivize viewers to click. You can just educate,“There are affiliate links. “There are links in the description,there are affiliate links inthe description of this video. I don’t know if there is, butthere’s, for sure, a Kit link. There are affiliate links inthe description of this video. That’s it, not, “Go look at it now,”and if you, that’s, howyou get in the giveaway”of the book,” you know what I mean?So if I incentivize you, somehow push you,not just educate youand make you aware of. So that’s a couple of things. I don’t wanna cause worry with that,but you gotta stay on your game. Other than that, though, as far as risks,I don’t think you needto be, have, like, fear,things that could happen. It happened to us, it’s frustrating. Affiliate Video Influencers,affiliate account got shut down. We gotta start a new one. We need to optimize and update our videos. It’s the name of the game, man,it’s the kind of stuffthat potentially happens,and always do your best. And evolve, I’m evolving as I go. So now my description, I’mtrying to do it perfect,according to what they would want. And if you wanna use that,just go to a recent THiNKMedia video, look at that,go to Casey’s videosabout a product, use his. And by the way, nothing inthis video is legal advice. It’s pretty good advice fromsomeone deeply experienced,but I’m not a lawyer,I’m not a legal expert. So always do your due diligence. And so Casey probably doesn’thave the perfect legal copy,nor do I know if I do, either. However, here’s one reasonwhy I mentioned Casey’cause dude, if you got 10 million subs,you are in the limelightof being a target. So I like to look at thebig guys to say, hey,if they’re cool, andif what they’re doing,not that they are the gold standard. Don’t get me wrong what I’m saying here. I’m not saying they’re right. I’m just saying ifsomeone, when I think risk,if they’re gonna go after somebody,they’re gonna probablygo after somebody bigand probably not you. I don’t think they’re gonna go after me. I feel like MKBHD and Caseyare gonna get in troublebefore I get in trouble,and that helps me sleep at night. So then I say, what are they doing?I wanna be doing it at leastas good as the big guys,or better, as far as in my due diligence. Brain in a Box, “Does Amazon OneLink workin YouTube descriptions,” it does. It’s only one link. It’s in the back end of Amazon,so you still only haveone link, amazon. comif you’re in the U. S. But in the back end, it’sconnected to the OneLink. So it doesn’t matter if it’son a blog, a YouTube channel,or anywhere else. Happy Mad Scientist, “DoesAmazon only count links”from sites when you apply?”Like if you put YouTube as my site”but links to another site thatAmazon knows nothing about,”does it count the links?”Yes, so for instance, oneof the original accountsI got approved, back in the day,was actually our blogfor Think International,an old project we used to work on. We got approved, that’s whyI said, professional presenceand establish a blog first,or a website, if you can,’cause it really helpswith getting approvedfor affiliate programs,especially as you move into other sites. Impact Radius, that’san affiliate network. A lot of times, they wanta website and not a URL,so somewhere in yourcontent creator journey,be thinking about creating a home base. There’s other reasons to do it, too. That should probably bea future Think video. But be thinking abouthaving a blog or a website. But then once you havethat affiliate link,I didn’t establish multiple accounts. In our blog posts, weused the affiliate links. If they were relevant on social media,we used the affiliate links. In YouTube videos, weused the affiliate links. If someone asked me directlyfor a list of products,I sent them the affiliate links, got it?So I only had the one account. I DJ it out, I had mypersonal Tumblr at the time. But it got approved for the Think site. Please do your due diligence. You know, I think, my idea,that’s all under the same brand. And what I say is due diligence is,I don’t know if that wasactually right or wrong,but it was the entity, iswhat I’m trying to say. Like, our overall entity wasapproved, based off a website,and then the brand, though,distributes content on multiple places. When you sign up for an affiliate account,a lot times, it’ll say, “Howare you gonna get traffic?”Like, if you sign up for FlexOffers,they’ll say, “How do you get traffic?”And there’s usually a huge list. Paid ads, email marketing,content marketing, whatever. So that’s based on one strategy. The point is, usually, allof those things are okay. They’re just curious,which way are you doing it?You know what I’m saying,’cause there could be,like, 30 different ways to gettraffic to an affiliate link. YouTube just happens to be one of them. Okay, we’re gonna take, like,a couple more questions,just a few other thingsto know about here. Some resources to helpyou go further, fasterwith affiliate marketing. Here’s the recap, if youwanna check out our programVideo Review Profits, you’ll love that. Huge discount right now,and that’s just a great jumpstart course if you’re like,”Okay, I’m loving this, Iwanna invest in my future,”invest in my learning. “For the price of a meal at Red Robin,you could, I worked at RedRobin for 10 years, by the way. Come on, BottomlessFries, mm, that mud pie,Royal Burger with the egg on it. Sorry, vegans . Things you say. And so but, great deal if you wanna takeyour affiliate marketing learning,I encourage you, dive intothat, videoreviewprofits. com,link in the description below. And then specifically, this is all abouthow to make that idealproduct review video. There’s some tips in thereabout getting free products. It’s worth far more thanyou’ll invest in it. And then, of course, everything’s backedby a good return policy,so everything investingwith us is risk freebecause you could dive into itand see if you enjoy it or not,but I know you’ll love it. If you feel like this is somethingyou really wanna go deeper on,so that’s one resource. And then Viral Video Checklist, again,cool, you got a blog, cool,you got YouTube channels,optimizing everything,let’s get the views, though. You gotta build your influence first,and then the income can flow after,so let’s grow your audience,let’s get more views. This is new, updated, fresh for 2019. I know you’ll love it,and so it’s totally free,viralvideochecklist. com,enter your name and email. And then report back to usbecause we’ll send you the download,and you’ll get accessto a free video series,and it’s gonna help you, 100%. People are loving it, andthen at the end of it,you’ll learn more aboutsome of our other things,but even if that’s not right for you,let’s get you some views, man. Let’s get you some, let’sgrow your channel right now,come on, 2019, we’re not sleeping,we’re not resting here. We’re ready to crush it becausewe’re living through an eraof massive opportunitywith this stuff, right?This is life changing. I am a small-town kid fromArlington, Washington,an hour north of Seattle. I grew up with goats, and my horse Littlewho I hated and neverasked for from my parents. One day, they’re like,“We got you a horse. “”What, I didn’t ask for a horse. “I don’t wanna be ungrateful, Mom,”but why did you get me a horse?”Meanwhile, why did youget me a discount horse?”Little’s purpose in lifewas trying to bite me, A,and B, we had a crab apple tree,trunk, tree branches, those tree brancheswere at the perfect heightof me sitting on the back of Little. So Little could run right under the tree,but I would get clippedoff by the tree branches. That happened, one day,I’m losing control,the bridle falls off,and Little just clips meunderneath the crab apple tree. Small-town kid fromArlington, Washington, right?Boom, I hit the ground. Years later, I don’t haveanybody in Hollywood,I don’t have any connections in media. I don’t know anything about anybody in,even to make money online or, like,really even much of entrepreneurship. I mean, my dad isdefinitely a business ownerand entrepreneur, stepdad. What’s my point?Dude, you can makevideos from your bedroomwith a webcam and a smartphone,and you can monetizethem for free . Like, through affiliate marketingfor products you don’t evennecessarily have or touch?Dude, we’re living in a crazy time. And if that doesn’t make,if that doesn’t light a firethat says, I’m gonna go all-in on this,to learn everything, topractice, to level up my game,and to figure this thing out,for the guarantee of it working?Maybe not, for the chance?Like, past generations,our grandparents would killto be sitting in frontof as much opportunityas we have right now. And you might be like, “Oh, Sean,”but like, I’m in thissituation or that situation. “I get it, you maybe aren’t startingwith as many advantagesthat somebody else has,but what is, what can you do about that?Complain about it?You can’t change it,you only have with what,all you have is what you have right now. But you also have the internet. You also have, “Well, Ican’t afford the internet. “Then go to the library,I’m not even kidding. Guess what I just learned. LinkedIn Learning, Lynda. combought LinkedIn Learning,and a lot of libraries have it for free. All right, so there’s that excuse. You could go to the library,you could upload videosthat you edit at Starbucksor somewhere else or at home on a laptop. “Where am I gonna get the laptop?”I don’t know, Joe. Get a job, make the money waiting tableslike I did making tips,and invest it in yourbusiness as an entrepreneur,as a creative, as someone who’staking this thing seriously. And then grow your frickin’ thinguntil you can pay for the internet,or pay to finally buy that laptopor get that hand-me-down laptopfrom some other family member. Edit that video, go tothe library and upload it,watch a couple of hoursof LinkedIn Learningto learn the skills of graphicdesign and video editingto level up your craft. Watch all of our free videos,and never spend any moneywith us, doesn’t matter. You could get really far that way. Or make more money, take the fast track,invest in some of ourcourses and whatever else. There’s so many differentways to go about it. I think the necessarything is the mindset,is the relentless spirit that says,”I’m goin’ all in, man,come hell or high water,”I’m gonna figure out how to do this. “I’m gonna study it, I’m gonna,”Well, I don’t have the on-camera skills. “Neither did I. I started making videos in2003, Tim , sorry. All these people’s names. Like, I started Affiliate Watch. I started, you know,making videos years ago,and your first videosare your worst videos,but I committed to the process. I’ve uploaded over 2,000videos online right now,and the first 1,600 wereprobably pretty bad. They were for my church and other peopleand whatever else. But the last few hundred have been better’cause I practiced alot, I put in the work. I know I’m ranting, but Ijust wanna encourage you,now is the time to hustle,go all in with this stuff. And Unique or Enriquesaid it best right here. “The best investment isto invest in yourself. “So keep hustlin’, keep growin’,make sure to get theViral Video Checklist. And make sure to enter this contest, too,’cause hey, we wanna hookyou up with some free booksto help you go further, faster. So this contest to be entered,if you love this Q&A, bythe way, can you smash Like?What niche or topic is your channel about?You’ve probably answered that in LiveChat. But come back and putit in the real comments,and that’ll help us enter,but Mel will see your LiveChat, as well. And we are gonna answer,like, a couple more questions. Dave, “OneLink is a script,how does it work on YouTube?”OneLink can be a script,but it is connected in theback end of your account,and here’s what I mean. When you get a link from Amazon,you can get the full link,which is, like, a gnarly link,or you can get a short link, got it?So when you connect it on the back end,this amz. to, that’s yourshortened affiliate link,is connected to OneLink. The reason I know thatworks is ’cause I get checksfrom Canada and UK,and I’ve only ever used those links,or our affiliate code on other sites. I’m willing to be wrong, though,so let me know, Dave, ifyou find out something else. But that’s my understanding of OneLink. “Does Amazon only count clicks for sites”where you apply?”Okay, Youth Man, it’s my understandingthat you cannot email affiliate linksand get credit for them. So who knows, maybe that’s true. I don’t believe it’s true,but it depends on the email provider. I used to be on Mailchimp. In a day gone by, a friendof mine created a course,put it on clickbank. com. I signed up for it as an affiliate,I wanted to educate myemail list about his course. I sent an email, and Mailchimp was like,”Yo, we’re about toblacklist your account. “I was like, “What?”And they said, “Becauseyou’re sending out spammy”or promotional type of stuff. “And I was like, “Frig, I’m just trying”to promote my friend’scourse, it’s not spammy at all. “It’s amazing, it’s helpful. “So I changed email providers. So it might depend onthe email provider, A. B, again, this is whyI love YouTube the mostbecause you could send alink to a YouTube video,and then the YouTube videois the affiliate link. But see, when we’re sendingout email newsletters,we’ll link to it,and we’ll either put a disclaimerright next to the link,or in the footer below. So we have a footer on all my emailsthat’s like, look, ifwe recommend something,either from Amazon oreven from somebody else,it’s highly likely that we’ll receivean affiliate commission. It’s kinda just like a general blanketto just say, look, assume in our emailsthat if we’re promoting something,and we actually very rarely do. It usually just linksdirectly to YouTube videos. But if we are, it just says, like, assume. So from my experience,that has, you’re right,I have seen that happenwith my past issues. But I think some email serviceproviders are okay with it. And what I’ve also learnedis it depends on the site. Amazon’s pretty chill. Like, not a lot of people aretrippin’ about Amazon links. And I don’t even know if most, like,correct me if I’m wrong,if most email providersor social media platformsknow the difference between an Amazon linkand an Amazon affiliate link. ‘Cause one is just longerand has your code in it,and one is just the productpage regardless, as well. But maybe you’re thinkingabout kinda what I was doing,ClickBank, to be fair,is known for having some weird,sketchy internet marketingtype of products. So Mailchimp was probablytaking a conservative stanceby not letting people email those links,and so I would dive into thatand just definitely do your due diligence. Well hey, we’ve had some greattime hanging out, I hope. Really appreciate you being here. LeAya, already got thebook, thank you so much. Red Dread Redemption, love that. I wish I was further, I’m only 60%in the Red Dead Redemption 2. I plan on completing it during Christmas. And 2019 started, man, andit’s just, we’ve been hustling,and not that you’reeven talking about that,but I like your name. “Right now, I’m in a dreadlock channel,”but eventually in gaming. “Saving up for the PC,” love it. Thank you so much for being here,really, really appreciate you. 30 Day Reviews, Youth Man,and Youth Man said, “Isent the email to my church”with some affiliate links”because they were wantingto buy some new camera gear. “Amazon didn’t pay. “So a couple things couldhave happened, though. Do you know they clickedon it and bought itfrom the same device?’Cause they might havebeen, like, “Oh, cool,”and they printed it andwalked to another computer. You’re like, “Ah,” you’relike, “Come on, man. “You need to actually click the link. “That could have happened. Let me know what email provider you use. And they said you can’t send via email. By the way, I’m glad you said that,and this is why you’vealways gotta be learning. So Amazon doesn’t want youto send links via email. So that’s something we’ll take note of. But again, nine out of 10 times,my favorite thing to dois turn it into an email orturn it into a YouTube videoand send people to the YouTube video. Secondly, kit. com would havesolved that problem, Youth Man. You could have said, “Here’s the kit”that I want you to buy,”and you could have sentthem the link to that. I like that we’re kindof talking about thisat the end of this streambecause those are the nuances. As you learn this stuff,you might be like, okay, cool. Well, I can’t send anemail link through Amazon,but I could do a kit. com link,or maybe I’ll just create a Google doc,and I’ll put the affiliatelinks in the Google docand send them one link to the Google doc’cause you live and you learn. Trust me, let me give you a coupleof painful stories to end. We had a blog and a YouTubechannel for over a yearwhere what I was doingwas I didn’t understandthat you needed your code in the link. So I thought that if you wentto this Peak Design bag,I thought that, like, if you could just goto this link right here,which, look, it still works,and I don’t know what I was doing,but I would put the linkin all of our stuff,all of our descriptions. And I just did something wrongwith some weird formatting issue. So I saw, saw we got some traffic,but I was like, “Dude,no traffic, no sales. “Friends, I did my linkswrong for a year and a half. And I probably wouldhave, I only missed outon 100 bucks, a few hundred. But I was devastated. And you probably would be, too. You know, you did all that workto send that list to a church,maybe they bought $2,000 ofgear, and you’re like, “Dude. “I wanna encourage you, thefuture is forward, you know?The master has failed more timesthan the amateur has even tried. You know what I’m saying?I’ve not made money on affiliatemarketing on more videosprobably than you’ve maybeeven put affiliate linkson videos total in your career. My goal and our goal of our companyis to always help you with the fast track. I want you to learn from my painso you can go further, faster. I want you to get a shortcut,I want you to be subscribed hereso you don’t have to go throughsome of the same mistakes I’ve made. But I hope that also encourages you. Look, fail forward, you know?Like, you’re probably not doingeverything right right now. Small tweaks lead to giant peaks. You live and you learn, thisis a great call, Youth Man. And it’ll never happen again,you know what I’m saying?Like, now there’s timeswhere I’m like, okay,we triple check links,I look in the back end. You always just get sharperby aggressively divinginto whatever challenge is in front of youand learning as you go. And so hey, I saw JustinDow, I see your question. Check out the replay,man, we answered that. And so there’s a lot of value. It’s pretty rapid fire’cause we went througha lot of past questionsas well as recent questions. I’m headed to dinner with my wife. 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hey guys Spencer from Buildapreneurhere and this video is one I’m just soexcited for because it’s something thatI really wished I could see when I firststarted affiliate marketing. And it’s fouraffiliate marketing examples okay andnot only is it for affiliate marketingexamples but it’s examples that eachgenerated twenty five thousand dollarsor more in commissions okay so it’sexamples that worked sometimes you justgot to see itall right we are back thanks so much forwatching a couple things that we want totalk about before we actually startshowing you the examples of thesecampaigns the first one is if you wantto be an affiliate marketer and succeedclick Subscribe I promise you I put upthe best videos I can possibly make onhow you can be a beginning affiliatemarketer and end up an advancedaffiliate marketer. Ok the next thing Iwant to talk about is actually two ofthese campaigns specifically the firstand the last one ok so the firstcampaign is one that I’m gonna show youwhere I actually had an audience alreadyokay so I already had an audience ofthousands of people an email list youknow I had a YouTube channel that wassuccessful and things like thatbut the reason I’m showing you that is Iwant you to see what you can get to itwhat you can aspire to okay the fourthone is something that only took me twoand a half hours total to do okaytwenty-five thousand dollars with twoand a half hours total of work so thatone’s really cool you’re definitelygonna want to stay to watch that one nowthe other ones something you need tounderstand is it didn’t take me I didn’thave an audience for that for these onesto work okay those middle two and thenthe last one that only took two and ahalf hoursnone of these took an audience to work. They happened before I ever had anaudience that I have now and so it meansthat you can do this right now this issomething you can do right now tosuccessfully potentially make twentyfive thousand dollars in affiliatecommissions. Alright the first campaignwe’re gonna look at is with a girl namedKatherine Jones, and strangelyenough she actually turns out to livelike she was like 30 minutes from me sowe live very close – but that’s not whyshe was chosen for me to do thiscampaign on – it’s because it was a reallysuccessful campaign for a lot ofdifferent reasons. You can see here justto show you the resultsshe has three different payment plans soyou can see as an affiliate I made abouteleven thousand off of the singlepayment plan and then those only add upto about two thousand right now andthat’s because we had about half of thepeople you know thirty people choosepayment plans meaning that money isstill coming in right now right we’rebringing in I think most people chosethe seven payment plan so I’ll bebringing in money for the next like fewmonths from this particular campaignanyway so it’s gonna scrape by here’sone barely scrape by the twenty fivethousand dollar mark but it didn’t itdid make it even with refunds so we’regonna look at how he fromalready here the first thing we did is Ihave a Facebook group and a lot of youguys are in my Facebook group if you’renot you should be it’s automation nationand I I’m very active in my Facebookgroup okay very active not selling so Ihadn’t sold for months before this Ijust posting valuable stuff doing livesdoing all kinds of things where I’m nottrying to sell anything to this groupokay I’m just keeping the group engagedI’m building rapport with them andthings like that so that when I have anevent like Katherine Jones it goes welland we actually see success right andpeople trust that I’m not just trying tomake money off them anyway so he did apost in the group where we invitedpeople to a live event okay so we had alive event we we started promoting atabout a week before and we said heywe’re gonna have Katherine Jones onshe’s gonna teach us a little bit aboutfunnel design which is her specialty andI’m having you know make him look goodand how to make money off him you cansee I actually only got 98 comments onthat which you could get with a muchsmaller group than mine I didn’t do avery good post and that wasn’t the thingthat really drove people into thiscampaign was that but I did do a post soI’m gonna be you know disclosure that Idid that probably where I did the mostsuccess was through my email list I hadan email list of about 15,000 to 20,000people at this time and this should helpyou hopefully see why it’s just soimportant to building your email listokay because almost all this successcame from this email list and so I saidthe first email just telling about theevent okay say hey I identified myaudience hey are you an entrepreneurlooking just thing online boom I’ve gotan event that I think you’d like toattend and then emails it’s reallyreally important to structure your callto actions okay whether you do a bigbutton or you do something where theireyes go to it it’s very easy for them tosee what it is and what they need to doto follow through with that call toaction so you can see I kind of did itlike a little invitation looking thingsaying hey here’s the dates here’s whereit’s happening who it is and you canregister right here okay and theyregister via messenger bot and thereason I did that is I wanted to be ableto send them well what I wanted them tosubscribe my bot but I want to send themvia facebook messenger bot right whenthe thing right when are a live you knowgoes live I wanted to be able to sendthem a notification and have it show upin Facebook to just click a link andhave it show up right there and sothat’s why we did that so now I’ve gotyou know I’ve got a lot of my email listalso I’m a messenger bot list which isalways a win the more the more ways youcan reach an audience the better so wedid that first email and then we’ll goback to herewe did two other emails okay so I did asecond email where I actually did atestimonial of someone who had taken thelive training who’d had seen captain’slife training and had seen some reallygood results okay so I said hey I don’tyou saw a last email we’re having thisevent but check this out this person wasable to attend Catherine’s training andhe bought her course and here’s whathappened okay so now I’m kind of hypingup like oh wow look at the results thatI can as well see here’s another personthat did so well with it and then emailnumber three I always do like a shortand the final email before the event isjust like a short um like hey I don’tknow if you saw this but tomorrow thisevent is happening you need to attendhere’s you know here’s the quickbreakdown of it so just three emails I’mnot nothing crazy right just threeemails getting people and then once Iwent live I sent an email and I sent amessenger bot blast to people so you cansee I sent an email saying we’re nowliveeverybody should you know hop on rightnow real quick and I usually send that10 to 15 minutes before because you knowemails aren’t quite the same asmessenger BOTS they show up and a lot oftimes people take time to open them andthey open them at different times so Iusually stand about 10 to 15 minutesbefore so that was all we did to getpeople to the event okay we had threeemails and then one live email and wehad the Facebook right here we had aFacebook post okay and then obviouslyI’d done a lot building up this audiencebeforehand then we actually had the liveevent and you can see we did that insideof my Facebook group it got 410 peoplecommenting or 410 comments it had youclose like just close to a thousand Ibelieve people actually watching the liethat watched it live or attended later alot of good engagement and thenobviously at the end of the livetraining Katherine made an offer okaynow we’ll look at what we what we kindof did to make it such a good salesoffer cuz we did less than half of thesesales during or after this live okay theday of the live so the next thing we didis after Katherine introduced her courseand if she was able to show all the coolthings in the course and give sometestimonials then I came in and this isso important as an affiliate and Ioffered bonuses and one of the things Ithink really made this campaign dobetter than some of my other campaignsis the particular bonuses that I’veoffered a lot of affiliates offer allkinds of different bonuses and to be –Frank do you some of the bonuses suckokay they don’t spend time in theirbonuses they just try to whip outas many as they can so they can have alist of bonuses right hey if you buythrough me I’m gonna give you this thisthis this and this and when you actuallygo look at those you’re like that isdoesn’t apply to me that doesn’t applyto me right that has no intrinsic valueand that has very little intrinsic valueI’ll probably never actually use thatbut for this one I use I like what Icall the trifecta of bonuses what Ithink is the perfect bonus package ifyou’re really wanted to go all-in onsomething and that is training that issoftware and that is time sorry you sawmany eyes flick over to my notes here Ifroze upso training we give them access to somereally good training in my case I made atraffic so I gave them access to acourse that I’ve been selling for 997right that they knew they could only getfor 997 it’s called affiliate secretsand it had a ton of traffic trainingwhere I say hey this relates to youyou’re going to build these funnels butKatherine’s not going to teach you howto drive traffic to these funnels I’mgonna teach you how to drive track tothese funnels and it’s gonna be for freewhen you buy a Katherine’s course okayso that was kind of the angle I took sothat was training next I told them thatI was in the middle of building asoftware which by the way I’m stillbuilding it’s almost done these thingstake so much longer than you thinkanyway I told him I was building asoftware and I was going to give themall free access to the software and thiswould be the only way people could getfree access I was gonna sell it for youknow a couple hundred dollars orsomething like that once it actuallylaunched I said you’re gonna get freeaccess to my software and the cool thinglike this is I actually use the moneyfrom this to hire the person that builtmy software okay so I use the money fromthis this campaign all these people thatbought to then turn around and getsomeone to go to software for me so itworked really well and that’s kind ofthe way you can build software withoutactually paying for it up front right asyou say I’m pretty selling this softwareI’m going to build it and then the thirdthing was I offered time okay and Idon’t do this very often but if you’regoing all-in on something I promise youpeople love time you give peopletraining and they know they’re gonnahave to dig through it when they’regonna have to watch a lot of stuff thatthey just don’t want to watch that theyalready know about right and – they’regonna have questions that just aren’tanswered in that training that are kindof unique to them so time can help themeliminate you know watching and learningall the stuff they already know aboutand it can help themyou’ll get specifically stuff that worksfor them so I offered those three thingsafter a coaching call I offered a freetraining that had real value and Ioffered a software that obviously hadreal valueand um I showed you the results theykind of spoke to themselves right let’slook at the post campaign though so wedid the live and then I sent out anemail the next day and I might even dobit date two days later and I said heyhere’s the replay okay here’s a replayof this live you want to catch it by theway Catherine made an offer at the endif you’re interested in going with thisfurther like you’re truly interested infunnel design check out this offer shemade and by the way I’m offering youknow XY and Z bonuses okay and then Ishould have been better at this thisfollow-up stuff but I didn’t but you cansee it’s still work and that’s that’swhat I want you to see here’s like Ididn’t do this perfectly this campaignwas not you know months in advanceplanned and done perfectly it was kindof me just going with the flow andmissing thingsso I sent one finally no so only twototal emails post campaign and the finalemail said hey last chance to get youknow this for free this for freedystrophy all my bonuses plus CatherineJones course which has the potential tochange your life if you’re any and allinterested in this you want to take thisand and then I sent a messenger Bob lastright because everybody registered witha messenger boss and now I’ve goteverybody that it was planning onattending this in my messenger bot listand that is the whole campaign okay so Ishowed you the results here it’ll it’llcome out to about we made about 55 salesso it’ll come out to somewhere between25 and 30 thousand dollars after all therefunds come through but this campaignyes this hopes you hopefully helps youto see why an email list is so importantin an audience is so important is inaffiliate okay if you’re doing affiliatemarketing and you’re not building anaudience that you can remarket to downthe road you’re killing yourself becausea lot you know I built this group andstuff when I built my email list a lotof times not making money as I built itokay like I wasn’t making a ton of moneyas I built the list and making a ton ofmoney as I you know on this group as I’mbuilding it but I know that once I havethis audience there’s a you know you canmake a lot of money by connecting thisaudience to products that can help themand so that’s where true affiliatemarketing comes in is once you’ve builtup that list alright the second campaignused my youtube channel now I know myyoutube channel currently has eleventhousand something subscribers it didnot when this started this is 2017 thisis two years ago my channel had I’mpretty sure it had less than a thousandsubscribers but it may have had athousand subscribers at this point okaylet’s talk about my strategy here sothis is for a company called clickfunnels which like I saidalmost everyone my audience knows aboutbecause I promote clickfunnels prettyhard but this company has a reallyunique affiliate program where theyactually offer recurring commissionsevery time someone pays them they paidyou they also offer a drink arm so youwin your free dream car if you get up toa hundred active users that you referredto the company so it’s an awesomecompany I knew I wanted to go all-in onthis one and I needed a good strategyright and I knew I knew that I waspretty good at youtube I was great atYouTube at this point but I was okayYouTube and I decided that was me mystrategy and the reason I like this isbecause YouTube is full of really hotbuyers okay you can target people thatare almost ready to buy on YouTube andthe way you do this is you use brandedkeywords okay so for example people thatare looking into clickfunnels will oftengo to youtube to look for a review orthey’ll try to understand the pricingstructure a little better understandwhich plan they need to choose rightthey might go to youtube to do that andso you can target those people withYouTube videos and they’re this close tobuying right they just need a littlemore information so you give them alittle bit more information and then youcan make an offer to them like we talkedabout earlier with some bonuses and sayhey you know if you’re sold you’re readyto roll go ahead and click my link whichis down below and we’ll get you startedand I’ll give you some you know time andsome other coaches coaching and thingslike that that can help you along itaway so it works really really well I’min closing battle riders these are likepeople that are like on the cusp ofalready signing up you’re not having totake somebody brand new and totallyintroduce them to clickfunnels and getthem you know totally interested in itand kind of work them down this thisstuff funnel of its own to try to getthem understanding and wanting to useclick funnels you just take them andanswer the one little question they haveand then send them on their wayso we can go here we can kind of look atsome of the videos that I used here Idid a review video and you can see I gotabout thirty thousand views I don’t knowif you can see that will kind of move memove my screen over or something I’msure my face is gonna be in the waythere but thirty thousand views and thenI made a Philly atour view theiraffiliate program that got about sixthousand views my offer I just made avideo about bonuses for people that arelooking for click funnels bonuses okayand that got about three thousand viewswhich is a lot less but these are reallyreally hot audiences okay like this issomeone that says hey I’m ready to signup for click phones I’m literally readyto go right now andother than that they’re just saying heywho’s got the best bonuses until theyhop onto YouTube to see right so yeahthat’s the only 2600 views but these arelike these are spicy hot and thenanother review their affiliate programabout 4,000 and then I served you somekind of how to’s like hey doesclickfunnels offer this it’s goodfunnels off for this that got about11,000 a membership area video got about3,000 affiliate training 40,000 okay andthat was a great one obviously 40,000views I did some verses videos clickfunnels versus another product likeclick funnels that got 16,000 views okayI’m helping people pick the right planonly a thousand views but still it’spretty hot traffic other click funnelsproducts because they offer differentclick funnels products right how to useclick funnels to do certain things likereal estate leads got 10,000 views whichis pretty good how to create amembership site 20,000 video so you cansee will go out at the top hereunderstanding click funnels what isclick funnels how to get started withclick funnels so I put out all thesevideos right targeting these quickfunnels hot audience now the way I didthat I used a couple different tools forkeyword research just go over my youtubechannel like one of the last few videosthat I put out talks about how I come upwith my ideas for YouTube videos you cango ahead and watch that but but theseare the videos that I used to to totallyone create a lot more those 25,000dollars in income it actually created a$5,000 a month passive income stream aswell as a thousand dollars at this pointfive hundred dollars a month directlypaid for towards my dream car so you cansee here this is the car that I wonusing these these videos right here andthis is my post when I finally got thiskind of like deja I do like well it’sbeen so long back in 2017 when I postedand said hey I made it you know I got myhundred active click funnels users and Iwas really exciting for me the time andso the key to this the key to the waythis one worked is one I did keywordresearch k so I did a lot of keywordresearch to figure out what people werelooking for so that I could not waste mytime making videos that no one caredabout and the second thing was everytime I made a video I put two thingsdown below one I put a direct affiliatelink saying hey there’s my link and Imentioned it multiple times in the videoyou know and then I also made a bonusoffer and the bonus offer typicallyincluded time andit funnels I wasn’t as adept at bonusesback then so I didn’t have like myperfect trifecta but I did have somegood bonuses that I offer to people anda lot of people don’t even aware ofbonuses at all right so for those peoplelike anything will worth like oh hey I’mgonna sign up anyway but look you’reoffering anything it makes it a littlebit of a better deal and so that wasthis campaign okay like as you can tellit was able it was massively successfulI’ve done a lot since then withclickfunnels with a bunch of otherthings and these videos the cool thingwith these videos is about half of themare still ranking in YouTube okay so Ibring in I get new quick form ofsubscribers and make new money everysingle day from these subscribersbecause YouTube is awesome and itcontinues to display my videos whenpeople are searching so that’s why I’lltalk a little later on about how YouTubeis my favorite traffic source because ittruly is awesomeso confession the third way actuallyuses YouTube as well but it’s actuallyvery very different the strategies thatwe’re using and the approach we’retaking everything so I consider atotally different way of doing it but Ido love YouTube so this is actually adifferent YouTube channel it’s calledwealth hacks and strangely enough it’s aYouTube channel that I have with onlyeight videos and it’s got moresubscribers than this build the preneurchannel which kind of drives me nutsI’ll be honest but what did for this onewas I made this YouTube channel it wasin the finance niche okay and so I’mlooking for topics and things like thatone ways I look for topics is I go to aplace called Google Trends whichbasically shows you what’s trending onGoogle right now okay and basically itshows you how it’s trending todaycompared to a certain time frame so youcan beg how’s it turning today comparedto like 6 months ago right and you canstart to see what’s kind of on theuptick and you want to make videos aboutthings that are trending now and will betrending in the future so when I wouldtyped in things I was having things likefinance and it’ll show you just for thatword you can see and then it gives yourelated topics down here and relatedthings that people are typing in I wastyping in finance and money and likestock market and things like that and Istarted to see Bitcoin coming up overand over and over and over again andthis is in 2017 so bitcoins not it’slike insanely well-known as it is rightnowso I start to look and I don’t know anyBitcoin don’t know a ton about Bitcoinbut I start to look into it and I sayokay this is like this is hard trendingok we can even look at it will type inBitcoinI was like type in Bitcoin and at thetime it was at a hundred which meansit’s the most trending right now thatit’s ever been and it was a very steadyupward graph and so I was like okay thisis definitely a good time to get in ifyou look now it was right before thishuge spike in Bitcoin so I was able tosee that spike coming because I couldsee I was like right around heresomewhere I could see it trending upokay and Google Trends is saying heythis is this is being searched for rightnow more that’s ever been searched it’ssomething I’m gonna do some stuff aboutBitcoin well now I need to figure outwhat I’m gonna make my videos on aboutBitcoin okay so once again in do keywordresearch and this time I’m not I’m nottaking an affiliate program and runninglike doing like you know these hotqueries where I’m not trying to runvideos about that to be a particularproduct instead I’m going after what’scalled that called warm traffic insteadof hot traffic it’s warm traffic whatthat means is I’m going for people thatare that are searching YouTube withproblems okay so they have a problem andthey want it to be solved and so they’reheading to YouTube to see how to solveit and I’m gonna help them solve it byreferring them to an affiliate productthat can solve the problem for them okayand so once again I do a bunch ofkeyword research and I found out peopleare looking for how to buy a Bitcointhey’re looking for here we can look atmy videos I only did six or seven ofthem how to buy like coin or a theoryand these are other cryptocurrencies howto get a Bitcoin wallet cables but howdo you store Bitcoin and then peoplelooking for how do you make money withbitcoin like what did I hear how do Imake money with it right we’ve lost orsomething like that how to keep yourBitcoin safe things like that and so Igo and I I now need an affiliate programthat can tie into these right and so Ido a bunch of research and I figure outhow to buy Bitcoin like I’m no expert onBitcoin guys and this I’m no expert on alot of things but I doesn’t take thatlong to become enough of an expert thatyou can make a five or ten minute videookay takes a couple hours where you canlearn and become an expert enough tomake a five minute video so the firstvideo was just how to buy Bitcoin thatwas the most commonly searched thinglike how do I freaking buy this stuffthat I was talking about Bitcoin and Ifind a product or a program that it’sreally easy to use for beginners and hasan affiliate program I learned to use itand then I make a video and the productis called coinbaseprobably a lot of you have coinbasetrafford coinbase i say hey you’re gonnabuy bitcoin you got a coin base and Ishow them live on the screen just talkthem through it you click this you knowyou click this you click buy you gothrough here these steps this is what’sgoing on and that’s all the video wasokaythat video got 330 thousand views and socoinbase only gives me $10 for a personthat signs up but you can see I’ve gotthis traffic that’s pretty warm rightthey’ve got a probably looking to buy aBitcoin I’m gonna show them how to do itand and I’m gonna do it easy okay andnaturally there’s gonna be an affiliatelink in there when I say okay to do thisyou’re gonna need you know software acoin base click down below you guys canget access to coins I’m not offeringbonuses or anything because I only maketen dollars off of it right but but it’sstill natural for that software to comein there and so the people that watch myvideo you know the way to follow myvideo is to click that link open upcoinbaseand then to buy it’s that easy so I’llhop into my coin base and see how itresulted in okay how these these 1 2 3 45 6 7 videos what they resulted in Icannot seem to get back in the coin baseis okay so this is January so this issix months after the video went liveit’s already starting to really goodbecause bitcoin is starting to trendmore right bigger and bigger and biggeryou can see this is coinbase giving me$10 increments of commissions as youknow someone watches the video clicks mylink in the description to sign up forcoinbase signs up and then makes abitcoin purchase and you can see hereJanuary 24th I did like 50 bucks gender25th I did probably 10 to 15 maybe 15 so150 dollars I’m getting 26 may be backto a hundred may be back 250twenty-seventh not so good and you cansee that that time I’m making you know100 to 150 dollars a day off of thissingle affiliate campaign and the coolthing is the video just stays thereright the video that I made that’s 15minutes just hangs out there andcontinues to bring in money for let’ssee we’re in February now lots and lotsand lots of money in February she’sstill in February now we’re in Marchshe’s bringing in all these or $10increments see $10 $10 $10 $10 Augustand or $10 $10 $10 and this is last yearso we can go keep scrolling scrollingscrolling scrolling scrolling all theway up to August 14th which is a twodays ago that we got our last you knowBitcoin from these videos and you cansee August 13th August 12th August 10thlike it’s night so it’s obviously sloweddown as I’ve lost ranking and stuff likethat but but these videos have broughtin well over 25thousand dollars I don’t really knowexactly how much to be fully honestbecause this particular campaign isbeing paid for in Bitcoin and Bitcoinchanges value so much you have no ideathat you’re making at any given pointright I get ten dollars in Bitcoin eachtime it you know someone makes apurchase so but you can see heredefinitely over twenty five thousanddollars there and all I did was I helpedpeople okay I found what people aresearching for um that related to anaffiliate product and then I went outand I made videos that help them andanswer their question and and naturallyuse the affiliate product that I wastrying to promote okaythat’s all I did and you can see theresults here are just crazy like thisone is obviously one of most blown awaythings I’ve ever done where I made justa couple videos and they just explodedand good things happen when you when youput yourself out thereokay the last way the way we’re allexcited about is called launch jackingbut before you go away cuz I know you’reawful at marketers and you like waitwhat I know what launch jacking isn’tand that’s not easy to do what launchjacking is is when a company is comingout the new product or a new company islaunching typically there’s a lot oftalk that goes on around that right whenthey’re launching a product people aretalking on social media about it to gotry it in person about it there’s a lotof like hubba but going on online aboutthis product and what that means is thatthere’s a lot of people going to searchengines and trying to figure out whatthis product is is it a good productworth buying you know things like thatand so launch jacking is capitalizing onthat that sudden spike in search enginevolume from from people as a new productlaunches or a new company launches andgetting people to click your affiliatelink that are kind of trying to figureout what this product is okay now youcan do that via like Google organic youknow that YouTube organic I’m the wayI’m going to show you right now on theway that you know the reason it onlytook a couple hours was actually withAdwords okay so if you’re familiar withGoogle AdWords Google AdWords is whereyou actually run an ad at the top of aGoogle search so you tell Google heywhen someone searches this word I wantthis ad to show up okay so for examplewe’ll use Apple as an example becauseeveryone uses iPhone and Apple forexample for everything these days whensome types an Apple this ad shows upright Apple is running an ad that looksjust like this and they’ve told Googlewhen when this keyword is typed in wewant that ad to show up okay so you cando that with these brand new productsthat are just launchedand and when someone searches thatproduct right they’re like hey what isyou know what is this or nor they justtype in the word or they type in reviewor there’s a lot of things they couldtype in then you can have an ad thatpops up and they go and they click andit takes them to the home page your adjust takes them to the home page so it’san affiliate link to the home page ofthat product and then they you know theyscout around a little bit and a lot ofpeople sign up because they’re clearlyinterested that’s why they searched itokay so that’s all we’re doing is we’redoing an ad just like this but we’d beusing our affiliate link now it’s reallyimportant to note a lot of companies arenot fond of this in fact a lot of well alot of companies just don’t allow thisokay as an affiliate and you don’t wantto break the rules or you’ll be shutdown and kicked out but a lot ofcompanies do allow this in particularthere’s kind of this range of likesmaller companies that just aren’t bigenough to have someone that runs theirown Adwords and so there’s no onerunning their own ads to do this rightso you’re not competing with them andand those are kind of the companies thatwe go for because they typically don’thave rules with affiliates being able torun that because they’re not doing itthemselves so you’re not like competingwith them in any way no like I said thebig Kony’s all have their own averagepeople but the medium-sized and kind ofsmall and medium-sized companies whohaving a suite there for a minute thesmall and medium size companies don’thave these rules because they’re notrunning their own AdWords and you’reactually you’re actually helping themout and I say that’s because if you lookat this search Apple right if Applewasn’t running an ad here a competitorcould be running an ad here k so Samsungor Google they could say hey whensomeone searches Apple put this ad infront of them and they could have an adthat’s Google right so with Google phoneor something like that and obviouslyApple does not want someone searchingfor an Apple iPhone to get an ad for aGoogle phone right there because they’regonna lose customers that way and sothese smaller companies that don’t runtheir own AdWords it is important tohave AdWords running or your competitorscan come in and own these top spots whenpeople search for your company which isa bad thing so that’s all we’re doingyou can see right here the company I didthis for was called builder all theylaunched about a year and a half ago andyou can see between requested and paidon this builder account this is theaccount I just did that with it’s doneabout 28 almost exactly $25,000 onceagain we’re scraping by by the hair ofour hair of our chinny chin chin herebut so we’ve made $25,000 at this andand that’s literally with this with thiscampaign that’sall we did okay that’s all we did is welooked me said hey bill Darrell islaunching right now there’s gonna be alot of people trying to figure out whatit is we’ve launched an ad that lookjust like thisso it did said you know build our alland instead of Apple and when peoplewere searching for bill draw but IB hadone for build relevant for Bill drawlpricing we had one for what is build araw a couple other keywords that werelike that rightbill drawl versus some things like thatand we put these ads in front of peopleand and we’re able to gain with aboutten to fifteen thousand dollars in adspend we were able to gain twenty fivethousand dollars plus there’s recurringcommissions with builder all okay sowhen people stay like I’m still makingmoney each month with builder all asdifferent people as people stay andcontinue to pay builder all bettermonthly subscription builder all pays mea portion of that so you can see thisthe ads you can see an ad like that inAdWords takes little to no time to setup okay like it’s totally got to typeout about to three hundred words rightyou do need to know AdWords a little bitand you know I teach AdWords and some ofthe trainings that I do and stuff likethat but it’s really really not crazycomplicated to make that ad right so thehardest part about this strategy isfinding the right product and doing itat the right time okay because when acompany it’s big and the product it’sbig they’re gonna run their own AdWordsbut if the company is still small enoughand the product is still new enough thenthere’s often this little gap where noone’s running Adwords and you can youcan fill that gap okay and and so you’vejust it takes a lot of research on a lotof different sites and I have othervideos that show you how to find likesites that are launching and things likethat or products they’re launching andthings like that so it does take sometime in that area but then you can seeonce you go to launch it’s very veryvery easy and I was luckily on thisproduct that I heard about I didn’t haveto hours and hours of research like Ihave on other products I heard aboutthis product as it was launching and wasable to jump on and make it all happenreally quick so that’s why I was onlytaken three hours cuz I didn’t spend tenhours or 20 hours doing research okay sothere are the examples those are forflip marketing examples if you made itto the end that’s awesome I want to knowwhich one you like the most okay whichone like a peeled you the most and a lotof you’re like oh the fourth one did buttrust me the fourth one does take sometime to find the right product okaythere’s only one and it’s got to be aproduct that not everyone in the worldis already trying to do that withbecauseyou know like with apple or somethinglike that because only one person isgonna sit there in that top spot okaythey can’t be a hundred affiliates allsitting there like there’s only one adthat that’s allowed to be shown byGoogle so it’s not quite as easy as itsounds but once you find the rightproduct it’s awesome and it is as easyas it sounds so yeah let me know whatyou like the most remember coming rightup there’s gonna be a free training thatwe can look inside my affiliatemarketing business and kind of get agood idea of what a full-time affiliatemarketing income can look like and howits how its earned and thank you so muchfor watching click subscribe now go takeyour life by the horns
– In this video, we’re gonna learnhow you can track youraffiliate links on your websitewith the help of Google TagManager and Google Analytics. Hi there, and welcome to anothervideo of measureschool. comwhere we teach you the datadriven way of digital marketing. My name is Julian. So, today we’re gonnatalk about affiliate linksand how we can track thosewith Google Analyticsand Google Tag Manager. It’s actually pretty easy,I have an example here on this website. I have affiliate product, thatwhen you click on this buttonwill lead you to amazon. comand we hopefully getour affiliate commissiononce the user buys this product. Now, we won’t be able to trackthe actual Buy on Amazon. com. In this case DE,but we will be able to trackwhether the user click this button. In any interaction that theuser actually takes on our pagecan be tracked with Google TagManager and Google Analyticsand for an affiliate site,this click would be the ultimate goalto actually track within Google Analytics. So, how would we go about this?Now, the first thing that we would dois actually look at the linkthat this click points to. We can see it here inthe bottom left corneror if you want at little bit more visual,I’ll go here on the Inspect Elementand, oh, where can we see it?Set this again. Right here we see the “ahref” and this is the linkthat this button points toand the user will be directed to. Now, there’s actually a short linkso when you actually click it,it expands and shows the full URLbut this can be ignored for now. We just need to be able torecognize the uniquenessabout this linkbecause if you haveother affiliate products,we don’t wanna go throughand track them individually,we actually wanna install one trackingwith Google Tag Managerthat tracks all of our affiliate links. And if you ever worked withAmazon affiliate links before,you know that thisamzn. to is pretty uniqueto this Amazon affiliate links,at least the short linkscould also be amazon. comand you would havethese longer links here,but the amzn. to should do for now. We just gonna remember thisand install our trackingwith Google Tag Manager. So, let’s head over to Google Tag Managerand we’ll start out bygenerating a click trigger. So, let’s go over to Triggersand click on New hereand this will be ourClick Trigger for now. We’re just gonna name this pretty genericbecause we’re gonna change it later. And as the Event, we’regonna choose to Clickand specifically,in the second step youwanna look at Just Linksbecause this is actually linkas we seen in the HTML marker. So, let’s click on Just Linksand let’s keep theseoptions checked off for now,we’re gonna get back to them later. Let’s continue and let’sclick on All Links for nowand create this trigger. So far, pretty easy. And we’re gonna do now is goingto our preview and debug modewhich we can do under the Publish buttonwhich will put our browserand only our browserinto a special modethat will deploy our tags and our triggersonly on our browser. So, we can head back to ourpage and reload our page here. And we see, we get a littlepreview and debug consolethat gives us more informationabout what is being deployedby Google Tag Manager. For now, I have a GoogleAnalytics page view tagthat I’m ready to deploy. Now, we wanna see what happenswhen I click on this Buy product linkand I will do this withthe command key press,so it actually opens up in a new taband keeps this site loaded. So, we do this withthe command key pressedand I clicked and we see a event down herecalled the gtmlinkClick. Once we click on this gtmlinkClick,you see that nothing fired on this eventbut we know that this interactionis actually now being pickedup by Google Tag Managerand we can further work with it. So, if this doesn’t get picked upin your Google Tag Manager account,you might need to change upyour HTML console custom listener. Next thing we can do isactually check the variables. Now, the variables don’ttell us too much right nowbecause we haven’t yet activatedour Auto Event Variables,we would need to do thatin our Variables hereand we see here, Built-in Variablesand here’s also a special click variableand the one that I’m interested inis the actual Click Targetso the URL that the user is pointed tobut we can also activateall the other onesso we get a full information here. So, let’s refresh our previewand debug mode, very importantand go back to our page, let’s close theseand reload our page. Alright, and I’m gonna clickthe Buy product button againwith the command key pressed. We get the event againand under Variables,I now have all the variablesI have defined beforehandand we see what gets filledand may not get filled. In our case, the interesting part,I thought was the Click Targetbut this doesn’t get filledbecause of the markup of the page,and what gets filledis the actual Click URLthat features our URL with the amzn. towhich is pretty uniqueto our affiliate links,and therefore, we wanna use this Click URLto filter down ourtrigger and later our tagto only fire when a userclicks on this amzn. to link. Now, this might be differentfor your affiliate links,maybe Click ID gets filledand you just need to make surethat you have a unique pointthat you can base your filterof your trigger in order to targetthe right links on your page. So, we’ll go with this amzn. to,just gonna copy thishead back over to Google Tag Managerand go back to our Triggersand let’s first of all, click in hereand rename our trigger,this will fire on a click eventand specific to amzn. to linksalso called affiliate links. Alright, now in the second option,if you want to, you canchoose Wait for Linksand Check Validation. This will actually listen back to the sideand see if the user hasactually clicked this linkand he will successfully redirected on. This can be particularly interestingbecause if the user list the site,which he doesn’t now in our case,Google Tag Manager willdelay the redirectingfor two seconds and beable to fire our event tagthat we want to deployvia Google Tag Manager. So, this is quite useful for out case. So, let’s continue here,and then, there’s anew option that pops upwhich will ask us,when do we actually wantto listen for this clicks,and in our case, we want tolisten for it on all pagesso we can just go ahead andclick on Page URL, containsthen our domain, inour case, demoshop. com. So then listen to all the pages out therethat are tracked. Let’s continue and here wewill now use our knowledgefrom our Variables tofilter down our trigger. So, we go with some clicks hereand choose the right variablethat we just saw in thepreview and debug mode,in our case, that would be click URLwhich should contain amzn. to. Now, you can be all fancy with thisand use RegEx as well. We have a tutorial on this aswell that you can check outbut in our case, we just had Amazon linkson our different products andthey should contain amzn. to. So, this is when I want to Fire On Eventinto Google Analytics andtrack our affiliate click. Let’s save this triggerand let’s connect it to our tag. For that we go over totag and click on New,you will notice, I havealready a page with tag. This is the normalGoogle Analytics trackingthat normal sites have installedand we’ll add another GA tracking,this time, it will be Event Trackingand this is specificto our Affiliate Links. As a product, we go ofcourse with Google Analytics,we have Universal Analyticsrunning on our pageand the tracking ID isalready saved in a variablecalled GoogleAnalyticsid. If you wanna look at it up howto store in such a variable,then check out our videoon Google Analyticson constant variables. And as a track type, we’ll choose Event. Now, Events has different properties herethat we need to fillespecially Category and Actionand our Category shouldalways be Affiliate Links,and then the action couldbe click for examplebut we wanna get morerelevant information actuallyabout what link was actually clicked. So, in our case,I want to know the actuallink that was clickedso I will go with Click URLand this will simply take our URLand input it here as an actionand then, we’ll go with labeland this is actually one bucket beneaththe Action and the Categoryso you can use that also tofill in useful informationalthough it’s optional. In our case, I want toknow on which web pagedid this click actually happen. So, I will go with Page Path. Now, for the Configurationis the Non-Interaction Hitwhich is importantif you don’t wannaaffect your bounce rate,set it to True. Now, in our case, theinteractions on the pagewhich I want to counttowards the bounce rateso I keep this on fault. Let’s continue hereand connect this all to our triggerin the first step whichwe already preparedand just choose this,save and create this tag. Let’s Refresh our preview and debug modeand go back to our page. Let’s refresh this as well. Close this tab. And I click on this Buyproduct button againwith the command key pressed. And you see that we have our new event,the gtmlinkClick, once we click on it,we see which tags havefired upon this link clickand we can even look at this link clickand see why this trigger has turned truebecause our Click URL had amzn. to in it,and what information was our Event Action,Category and Label filled with,and these were dynamicallyfilled with the URLthat this link points towhat the user has left to. The category which wehave to find beforehandwhich was Affiliate Linksand the Event Label. Now, to check this all, we canalso go into Google Analyticsinto the actual Real Time Reportingand on the Events, we shouldsee our events coming inas somebody clicks onsuch and affiliate link. So, we see up here ourAffiliate Links, Event Actionand the Event Label. So, this works as expectedand is now ready for testingso we could also do a negative testand click on another linkthat isn’t an affiliate link,so for example, down herewe have an email linkor on the home page, I think,demo links here, there’san Outbound Link Click,this is an outbound link. I’ll click this again withthe command key pressed,you get a gtmlinkClick,but this time, the event didn’t fireand nothing was transferredto Google Tag Managerbecause of how we set up the filter. So, this works as expectedand is now ready for deployment. So, we can go into our Google Tag Manager,actually turn off ourpreview and debug mode. And then publish this asa version to all our usersthat visits our page. So, we’ll not only bedeployed on our browserbut now on all the browsers. You can again do a little test here,go back to our affiliate productand click on the Buy product button,we have redirected on and nowin our real time reporting,we should see a new event withour affiliate link clicked. Now, you can also see the data laterin the Behavior and Event Reportwhere you then have accessto all the affiliate linksthat were pressed on your website. Now, this will take a while to populate,so you can check back after a dayand we’ll probably have a lotof different affiliate links clickeddepending on how many usersyou have on your websitewho clicked on affiliate links,and of course, if theseclicks are the main goalof your website,I would recommend to also set this upas a goal for your website. So, you can go here to New Goal,choose a custom variation here,should be our Affiliate Click,choose the ID slot and astype, you would choose Event,and simply the Category would need to bewhatever we filled in as aCategory, Affiliate Links. And we can save thatand we would also havethis saved on our reportsas a goal and we could, for example,look how many people from a given sourcehave clicked on our affiliate links. So, that’s already itwith this week’s videoof measureschool. com. If you liked this video,please give us a thumbs upand subscribe to our channel,and if you wanna check out more eventsthat you can check with thehelp of Google Tag Manager,then head over to ourevent tracking courseunder measureschool. com/eventracking. We will show you how totrack more interactionsthat the user can take on your websitewith the help of Google Tag Manager. My name is Julian, ’til next time.
– Hello once again, guys. Welcome back to this miniserieshere on Affiliate Marketing for Beginners. I hope you’ve beenenjoying everything so far. So so far in this serieswe have talked about,number one, how to find a nicheor how to decide on a nichethat you are passionate aboutand also determine whether or notyou can make any moneyin that particular niche. And then in the most recent videowe talked about deciding on your platform,and that is the one platform you’re goingto dominate before youbranch out elsewhere. And what we’re gonna betalking about in this video,number three, is findingaffiliate programs. Now, the next step after the first two isreally to start producing content,and you can start doingthis at any point in time. But I do recommend at least having a listof affiliate programs ready,and again, you don’t wanna be reachingout to affiliates immediatelybecause if you don’thave a blog establishedor a YouTube channel,you do not wanna wastetheir time or burn that potential bridgeby reaching out to them too early. Affiliates are going todedicate a good amountof time with you to goover the affiliate program,so they don’t wanna waste timewith somebody who’s not going to pan out. So you don’t wanna reach outto these people just yet,but there are some affiliate programsyou could start to explore,and I just wanna show you guyswhat the different options arein this particular video today. And if you guys haven’t hada chance yet to check outthat free two-hour affiliatemarketing training,that is the top link inthe description below. It’s gonna be a video justlike this where I’m showingyou guys real affiliatemarketing strategies,and I will also be showingyou two affiliate productsthat have earned me over$50,000 in the last year. I’ll be revealing theactual products themselves,so you do not wanna miss that. That’s the top link inthe description below. So let’s go ahead and talk about this now,finding affiliate programs out there. I’m going to cover with youguys four different options. So option number one iswhere most people startout with affiliate marketing. This is exactly what I teach my studentsin my course, is to start offwith the Amazon Associates ProgramThat is where I started myaffiliate marketing journey. It is one of the easiest programsto get accepted intoand there are a numberof benefit associated withbeing an Amazon Associate,no pun intended there. But there are a numberof these mega retailersthat have affiliate programs that allowyou to recommend any products for saleon their website as long as it’sin a category where you areallowed to earn commission. So a few examples of this. Walmart has a huge affiliate program. Amazon Associates is probably oneof the largest and mostcommon ones out there. And then Target also has avery large affiliate program. Now, the benefits to this is thatthere is a massive amount of trustwith all these mega retailers. People already have theirpayment information storedwith most of them, especially Amazon. If they have AmazonPrime, they’re very loyalto that platform, and so as a result,it converts very well, and it’salso really easy to getinto these platforms. With Amazon Associates, you basicallyjust have to have a pulseand maybe a website,and they will let you into that program. But they will kick outout if you aren’t gettingany clicks or any conversionsin a certain amount of time. So I know you might be excited,but you don’t want to apply to be a partof these programs until you havesome traffic to your platformand some proof-of-concept andyou’ve produced some content. So this is option number one,going the route of the mega retailer. There’s a number of different pros to it,but there’s a huge con to it,and that is the fact thatit’s a low-commission environment. Amazon Associates ranges from about 0. 5,or maybe 1%, up to 10%,but in my experience,it averages around three to 4%. Some categories are better than others,but there’s a lot of categories,like for example, video games. I believe it’s a 1% category. So if you sell a $60 video game,you’re going to earn 60cents in the process. So you have to sell a lot of thoseto make any reasonable amount of money. But there’s another huge proto leveraging these platforms. I can’t speak for Target and Walmart’cause I’ve never used them,but through Amazon Associates,when people click on those Amazon links,they don’t actually have to buywhat you sent them therefor in the first placeand you can earn commissionson a variety of different items. And in that free trainingin the description,the top link, I actually go throughand show you guys someof these crazy thingsI have sold through myAmazon affiliate linksthat have earned me someridiculously high commission. So kind of a comical piece there,but it is funny that they don’t haveto buy what you send themthere for in the first placeand you can still earn commissions. So that’s option number one. That’s where I recommendmost people start out,is with the mega retailers,particularly the AmazonAssociates Program. You can recommend just aboutanything for sale on Amazonand most items you canearn a commission on. The only issue you’re going to run into isit is a low-commission environment. So over time, once youbecome more established,you do want to branch outinto other affiliate programs. So moving forward, option number two isto join what you callan affiliate network. Now, there’s a number ofdifferent examples out there. There is ClickBank. There is CJ Affiliate. There’s JVZoo. And personally I do not use ClickBank. I don’t teach people how to use ClickBank. It has a really bad reputationfor a lot of info productsthat are pretty scammyand that is not a methodof affiliate marketingthat I teach or condone. So if that’s what you’re interested in,you are in the wrong place. I do not show people how to use ClickBankjust for my own personal reasons. Not something I wantto be associated with. CJ Affiliate, I’ve joined that networkand poked around a little bit. There are hundreds, if not thousands,of different affiliateswithin that network. JVZoo, I have never looked at that before,to be honest with you. But what an affiliate network is,is it’s hundreds, if not thousands,of different affiliateoffers, all in one place. So it’s convenient. Everything’s in one place. But there’s one major con with this,and that is that, becauseit’s so convenient,there’s a lot of competition. So it’s pretty easy tojoin an affiliate networkand then basically be an affiliatefor any of these different companies,and for that reason, that’s wheremost people are going to go. Most people who do affiliatemarketing are goingto join an affiliate network,and then promote all of thosedifferent affiliate offersthat fit within their niche,and as a result it’s goingto be high competitionor it’s going to be a red ocean affiliate. So because it is high competition,it’s a red ocean, it’sharder to get trafficand it’s harder to getclicks onto those linksbecause everybody isfocused on this space. Now, there’s nothing wrongwith most affiliate networks. I’ve already shared myfeedback on ClickBank. But what you may wanna wait a little bit,and this isn’t, in my opinion,the best option for peoplewho are getting startedbecause it is a very crowded space. Option number three is oneof my favorite options,and that is establishing directaffiliate relationships with companies. So that’s not going throughan affiliate networkand seeing who’s there. That is doing some marketresearch in your niche,identifying the top brandsor the top influencers,reaching out to them and asking themif they have an affiliate program. Now, this is how I have done thiswith a number of my different affiliates,and this is companies that do not belongto an affiliate network likeCJ Affiliate or as JVZoo,but they still have aprivate affiliate programand these are often being heldthrough Impact Radius or Ambassador. So these are private affiliate programsthat don’t belong to an affiliate network,and as a result they are a little bitmore of a pain in the butt. You have to reach out tothe companies directly. It’s not as convenient. But because it’s more work,there’s going to be less competition. People are always going to travel the pathof least resistance. So if you want to have less competition,do things that are a little bitmore difficult or challenging. So obviously the pros to this isbasically less competition,less crowded space,easier to gain market share. Now, option number fouris what I specialize onand I teach people exactlyhow to do this in my course,Steal My Business Model: 6Figure Affiliate Marketing,and that is finding blueocean affiliate opportunities. Now, this is one of mytrade secrets or whatever,so I can’t go into a ton of detail here. I do show you guys,step-by-step, in my course. But essentially what you’redoing here is reachingout to a company, anup-and-coming company,who may not have anaffiliate program just yetand you talk to them about the benefitsof affiliate marketingand you maybe tell them,hey, this is the type oftraffic I can deliver to you,and you basically are showing themand educating them and convincing themto give you a dedicated affiliate program. I have done this a handful of timesand this has been where most of myhighly successfulaffiliates have come from,is these blue oceanaffiliate opportunities. It’s finding a new, up-and-coming companythat may not have an affiliate program,reaching out to them,educating them a little biton affiliate marketing,and then convincingthem to create anaffiliate program for me. Because the beauty of that isthat there is no competition. If they make the program for you,that means they haven’tmade it for anyone else,so that is the strategy that I focus on. It is harder to find. It’s gonna be a lot more work thanany of these other three options. But in my experiencethis has always been themost profitable method for me,is establishing direct relationshipsor going after theseblue ocean affiliates,these up-and-coming companies,that are looking to gain market share. But anyways, guys, that is gonna wrapup this video here onfinding affiliate platforms. Again, like I said, you don’t wanna reachout to them right away. You don’t wanna burn a bridge right now. You wanna wait untilyou are well-establishedand then reach out tothese potential affiliates. Like I said, if you guysdo want to learn more,I do have that two-hour freeaffiliate marketing training,the top link in the description below. If you haven’t watched it already,I don’t know what you’re waiting for,because it’s going to be a ton of value,just like the last three videos. As always, if you have any questionsabout affiliate marketing,drop them in the comments section below. I will answer every single one of them,and if not, thank you so much for watchingand I will see you in the next video.
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twitch ad revenue is finally coming to allaffiliate channels on Twitch but is it goingto be the big game changer that you’re hopingfor I’m going to show you how ad Revenue workso that way you can be prepared for it whenit comes to your channel let’s goplay all it’s me it’s wild coming at you formy streamsupport playlist right help you becomebigger and better and if this is your firsttime hearing you want to learn how to growand improve your streams and content makesure you get that big red tick that fell soyou know when my vehicle goes live for youand yeah just really quick my voice is prettymuch gone from having a fun time at twitchconbut that won’t stop me from creating awesomecontent for you so let’s get on to the videono real quick before we begin there is reallyno publicized way of how ad Revenue will workfor affiliate just yet this is only goingto be a hypothesis or snippet of ideas thatI think will help you grow or be ready forwhen they introduced it because ad revenueis so unique and I’m assuming that twitchesad revenue for Affiliates will basically beimplemented in a 7-way the biggest companyout there does it which is Google in theiradd scent so this will all be based off ofthat road map to help you understand how addRevenue will goanalytic tools CPM CTR and impressionsfor your ad is that you’ll be serving up toyour community or within your channel nowfor anybody out there that started a YouTubechannel and has been able to monetize thechannel the basic road map for monetizationon YouTube is for every thousand views youget on a video that serves and add you willearn $1again this is just a road map because dependingon what your Nisha what your focus is on foryour YouTube channel you can have a higherCPM because you could be more valid for yourparticular type of targeted demographic inMarket out there for exampleyeah because that’s a very targeted Marketthat are very interested in watching the videoso people are willing to pay more for thatadds lot to be served up in front of a veryfocused Market know it’s really hard to seehow much will value Aldi of the lights ontheir platform I imagine they’ll keep everybodythe exact same which again leads us back tothat road map on YouTube so for every thousanddad served on your channel while you’re streamingyou earn 1 USD which part of this video forall your Affiliates out there that this mostlikely won’t be a game-changer for you sodon’t put all of your eggs in one basket cuzwe do this simple math if you had 10 viewersin your stream missing out you and all ofyour boss that you might have out there you’regoing to need 10 viewers and you’re goingto need to set up 10 ads for 1 hour that’snot right now if you have 10 concurrent viewerswithin your channel might have seen you outand minusing all your box out cuz they won’tcount if you have 10 people that means youhave to serve 100 app with in 1 hour to makeone u. s. dollar that’s not really worth itbecause it’s not going to be a good impressionbecause you’re going to be now even thoughad revenue for Affiliates won’t be a game-changermost likely for a lot of you out there it’sstill really cool and it’s probably my favoriteannouncement that they did it to a littlebit of extra cash which is okay somethingbut I love to had but you know you can bemore strategic with the ads when they startbeing introduced to your channel and I’vehelped a lot of Partners triple their incomeby strategically knowing how to use ads correctlywithin their Channel and so when ad Revenuestarts coming out with the Philliesearn more money even if it’s just a few extradollars a month which is still something awesometo have so if you haven’t had an opportunityto make sure you hit that big red subscribebutton okay if you are the type of learninga little bit more money for your stream sothat way you can help out your creative AdventuresI’m going to do you a favor and put a videoover here on the side that’s going to showyou how to make $100 per month on switchesplatform the really good videos I recommendchecking that out at the end of this videoonce again my name is Wofford games and Iwill see you all in my next ring support videocoming up real soon take care All In