What Does It Cost To Start An Online Business: Affiliate Marketing 101

Search it on Google yourself, and discover numerous perspectives. You have the “Ancient,” “American Engineers,” and the “New” Seven Wonders of the World.

Like WTF, which of these perspectives is accurate.

Now comes the kicker. The world is beautiful, and the truth is up to you. There will always be people who segment beauty into buckets, and force you to choose.

The same is true when building an Online Business.

Accept people tell you about The 500 Tools (Wonders) of the Online World.


Truth is, you can build a strong, long lasting business w/ less than 10 TOOLS.

Sure, you can buy 25 tools, and feel super confident knowing you have invested additional money into 25+ tools that may distract you, hold you back, or you never use.

You may even introduce these “time saving,” “ninja hacks” to your community in the hopes of helping them build a business. Time will tell how that goes….

Look back at the tools you have bought, and highlight those you use daily/weekly.

By this point, you may be wondering what tools NAMoffers recommends.

If you’re running affiliate campaigns, these tools may appear obvious to you.

If you’re brand new, these are the tools our team of Experts @ NAMoffers recommend you start with. Invest your money, and time into the right places.

You may have some of these tools, and may be using different providers. More importantly is you know what tools is needed to start an online business.

You can use this for yourself, or share with people you know looking to start an online business.

Again, you may be using different providers, and that is cool. These are the tools our team is currently using, and have proven to be our top resources for our online business.

If you’re wondering about any other tools comment on the post, and NAM will provide insights.


To further develop your campaigns – see below for additional advanced tools – these tools are not required; however, highly recommended once you start building momentum.

  • 7. Box of Ads: Ideas for ad copies, banners, keywords, landing pages, and URL’s.
  • 8. Landing Page Genius: Split A/B test 1000x more effectively.
  • 9. Qwaya: FB automation – save time, money, and leverage FB on a whole new level.

You could call this “The 6 Wonders Of The Online World,” or perhaps even “The 9 Wonders Of The Online World” if you include both the basic, and advanced tools.

Over time, you’re going to come across hundreds of other tools. Some may save you a bit of time, money, who knows you may be commenting with a tool you think is needed.

The question you want to ask yourself is… is this tool NEEDED for your online business?

Every tool listed in this article saved our team countless hours, put us in the driving seat w/ our business, helped us reach new levels more quickly, and made our life EASIER.


When you save time, feel confident, and level up quicker, you naturally create more money for yourself, and have the ability to duplicate your success over and over.

To bring everything to life in this post, its time you learn the costs (investments) required to purchase each tool. You may already know some of these costs… lets see.

The costs (investments) below for each tool is based on purchasing for 1 year (12 months).

  • Domain: $10
  • Hosting: $500
  • Email Service Provider: $200 (GR)
  • AEAtools: $297
  • LeadPages: $477
  • CPVLab: $297

Total Investment For 1 Year: $1781.00

$148.42 / month to build a business *minus traffic investments*

That is $4.95 / day for the tools to build your online business. Pretty good deal.

Additional investments – highly recommended tools for exploding your online business.

  • Box of Ads: $3000
  • Landing Page Genius: $179
  • Qwaya: $1800

Total Investment For 1 Year: $6760.00

$563.33 / month *minus traffic investments*

Feel free to share this post with anyone looking to start an online business, or may be wondering what tools are needed to start an online business.

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Painting Your Picture In Affiliate Marketing: Implementing the BIG Picture

This post is a follow up on the second blog post, “The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing,” and provides you with step by step instructions on “Painting Your Picture In Affiliate Marketing.”

After reading this post, you will have the ability to set up your own capture page & email series in any niche of your choosing – including all the bells & whistles to get started online today!

Setting up your capture page and email series is the first step in owning your niche!

Before you get started, do you remember watching the TV show, Star Trek, and thinking how cool, and useful the future technologies would be in your life today?

How about the replicator where you could create anything you wanted out of thin air.

Feeling hungry? Create some food! Want to read a book? Create a book!

Do you believe some of these technologies will come into existence during your lifetime?

If you didn’t watch Star Trek, how about The Jetsons, or Futurama?

If you don’t watch TV, there are countless books that take your mind on a vivid journey into the distant future of flying cars, robotics, space hotels, and teleporters.

You’re part of a major shift from the industrial age to the information age.

The information age is not an easy transition for those with traditional approaches to life, and business, where you work for someone else to generate a living for you, and your family.

The simple ‘quiet’ life is available; however, it will never be like the ‘old days.’

Those born into the information age are consuming more information than any generation previously, and only know the way of the Internet. Social Media is the only way.

Many youth laugh at your ‘old school’ ways, as you had done with your parents.

You can now bank, book your vacation, communicate with your family/friends, order your groceries, educate yourself on any topic, and earn a full time living online.

The above things you can do are a small introduction to the convenience available. 10-20 years ago you had to manually visit businesses in person, call, and often you’re put on hold.

Now you can quickly visit the website, or use the mobile app, and mission accomplished.

Quality of life continues to increase as technology replaces the tedious, meaningless, mindless tasks many of you do today. The tasks that hold you back from growing!

Many of you are unsure of what is to come in the next 5-10 years; however, the mass media continues to remind you what you don’t want to happen to you in the next 5-10 years.

This mass media hypnosis, and lack of understand creates fear for many of you.

In the next section of this post, you’re going to be presented with a step by step solution to remove this fear. You’re going to learn exactly what the new economy looks like.

If you already know what the new economy looks like, and are looking for guidance on how to Paint Your Picture in Affiliate Marketing, you’re in the right place!

Before I present the step by step solution, I want to show you how abundant, bright, and prosperous the future is. You can live a healthy & wealthy life, all from home.

The Next Internet Boom approaches….

2.5 billion have access to the Internet today. 3 billion more people are gaining access to the Internet in the next 5 years, and that is what this blog post is preparing you for.

Affiliate Expert Academy shows you step by step on how to capitalize on the upcoming Internet boom. Sign-up for your membership, and join our online family today!

OK, In the next section of this post, you gain access to a specific sales funnel that our team uses for the ‘make money business opportunity’ niche/vertical.

This funnel is called “The Million Dollar Formula.”

You can easily duplicate “The Million Dollar Formula,” and show others how to duplicate this system as well. Its an automated system, and you can do it yourself, FAST!

Its estimated computers are doubling in processing power every 18 months, and by the year 2020, computers will have 3X the processing power of the human brain.

This is where the previously referenced Star Trek, Jetsons, and Futurama age begins.

Now that you know more about what the abundant, bright, prosperous future looks like, let me show you how you to set up “The Magic Dollar Formula”!

Below are the 6 steps to owning your niche – if these 6 steps are new to you, you want to read the 2nd blog post titled, The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing: Owning The Customer.

Again, this sales funnel is used for the ‘make money business opportunity’ niche/vertical.

You want to create a storyboard type set up when following “The Magic Dollar Formula.”

1. Choose a niche you want to own

a) Primary
b) Secondary

You want to include a secondary niche, as you may change your mind. When first starting online, its not always easy to choose which niche you want to start in.

Its like when you first start university, and are feeling the classes out.

Why did you choose these niches?

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being you know nothing, and 10 being you know a lot – how much knowledge, and experience do you have within your primary niche?

2. Market Research

We covered the basics of Market Research in the 2nd post, “The Big Picture Of Affiliate Marketing.” Click the link to review the 2nd post, and learn the basics.

You want to write down everything you know about the customers who currently buy the product/service you’re looking to promote online. Get laser focused.

The next post focuses entirely on Market Research, and will get more in depth.

3. Create a capture page/landing page

Your landing page, or as we call it in Affiliate Marketing, a capture page provides a solution to the customer. Its called a capture page because you collect, or “capture” data.

Primarily email addresses, names, and phone numbers are collected.

The objective of your capture page is to grab the customers attention in a way that makes them want, almost need to sign-up to your capture page. Why should they sign-up to your page?

What kind of desire does your capture page fulfill for the subscriber? Its suggested you focus on providing information that can be quickly consumed, and provides instant gratification.

You may get signups by offering a specific solution, a free ebook, tool, etc.

If you’re giving the subscriber a free ebook, make it so they can read it within 5 minutes.

The same is true when you’re giving away a tool. Set up a video tutorial that explains how the subscriber can use the tool within just a few minutes. Focus on providing instant value.

Since you have done your Market Research, you know how your customers think, feel, act, and why they think, feel, and act the way they do. You stepped into your customers shoes!

In order to get the results you’re looking for, you have to think about your target markets when creating your capture pages. You want to personalize your message to each target market.

Why do they want to buy the product’s you’re sharing? What benefits do these products provide to your customers? These are the solution you want to answer on your capture pages.

To give you an example, lets keep it with the business opportunity niche.

NAMoffers is an affiliate network, and your way IN to making money online. With NAMoffers, you earn commissions for promoting affiliate offers around the world.

You can also refer people to NAMoffers, and earn 10% commissions for all affiliate referrals you provide. If your referral earns $1000, you earn a $100 commission.

Affiliate Expert Academy offers training for you to learn the basic foundations of Affiliate Marketing – including step-by-step guides, and expert advice. LEARN MORE!

When you combine NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy, you have a risk free business opportunity that you can offer to anyone in the entire world who wants to make money.

We call this the “The Million Dollar Formula!”.

What benefit does NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy offer to your customers?

When starting to learn how to make money online, you need products/services/tools to promote to get commissions, and you need training to learn how the online world works.

Specifically you want products/service/tools you believe in, and you want training from experts that are going to save you money, time, and overall hardships experienced online.

NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy offer both these solutions.

The benefit of NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy is you no longer have to search the Internet for free information, hoping to find the solution, and only find shiny objects.

You can get all the products/service/tools & training in one place. You gain access to NAMoffers, and Affiliate Expert Academy for free. This is risk free!

Once you have learned the foundations, and are at this stage – learning how to set up your capture page, email series, and driving traffic – there are a few required investments to get started.

You need to buy four basic tools to set up your capture page, and email series.

1. Domain
2. Hosting
3. Email Service Provider
4. Affiliate Marketing Tools

You can earn commissions in Affiliate Marketing by directly referring people to products/tools.

NAMoffers works with many products & tools, and have affiliate programs set up for the products and tools you need to get started online.

We have strategically partnered with the best tool providers from around the world.

Refer people to the below preferred tools, and you earn the commissions included.

1. Domain: GoDaddy = $20.00 affiliate commission
2. Hosting: Media Temple = $60.00 affiliate commission
3. Email Service Provider: GetResponse = $95.00 affiliate commission
4. Affiliate Marketing Tools: AEAtools = $18.50

Total affiliate commissions = $193.50

NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy call these tools “Business In A Box.”

Now that you know which basic tools are needed to get started online, lets take another look at your capture page. You know the benefits of both, NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy.

You have done market research, and know how your customers think, feel, and act.

You’re capture page is like the front door to your business.

When setting up a capture page, you want to consider the below five things. I have put them in order of importance. When optimizing start from the top, and work your way to the bottom.

2. Sub Headline – related to your headline, keep the thought going.
3. Image/Video – background image, 1-2 minute video.
4. Call to action – sign up below. Get access now.
5. Opt-in – collect email.

Its suggested you start with a simple capture page to start. Once you know the product inside/out, and studied copywriting, you can begin to create longer capture/sales pages.

When optimizing your capture page, change one thing at a time. If you’re changing multiple things, it’s challenging to know which changes increased or decreased results.

Split a/b test different landing pages to see which converts best.

4. Create a Thank you page

Now that you have captured your subscriber, its important you thank your new subscribers for joining your list. As well, you want to remind your subscribers to confirm their email.

You may want to set up your email list as a double opt-in, meaning that when someone subscribes to your email list, they must confirm their email to begin receiving future emails.

If they do not confirm your email, the subscriber is put onto your single opt-in list.

The objective of your single opt-in list is to get your subscribers to double-in.

As well, its suggested you send CPA affiliate offers to monetize your list.

If someone is genuinely interested in your list, they will confirm their email. Its important you separate those who are immediately interested, and those who are ‘maybe’ interested.

If you want training on building your email list, sign up to Affiliate Expert Academy.

Your double opt-in list is your primary list, and in the next section I’m going to share a step by step email sales funnel you want to copy and paste into your double opt-in list

Alright, lets take a look at an example page. Click here for an example.

5. Create an email autoresponder series

Email 1 Objective: WHO:

The first email you want to tell your subscribers why they signed up.

Repeat the same messaging you had on your capture page, and include a clear indication that your subscriber will find the solution to achieve the desired outcome they are looking for.

For example, if you’re subscriber is signing up to receive a free PDF, tool, or internet market related resource, you want to reference this tool, and the solution this tool provides.

The secondary desired outcome for the subscriber is to gain access to the free training (Affiliate Expert Academy), and NAMoffers (affiliate products/services/tools).

The primary desired outcome for the subscriber is to make money online.

You want to educate your subscriber step by step on what is needed to make money online, and then show them step by step how to achieve the desired outcome of making money online.

In this case, you want to show them how to make money with Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Expert Academy is a free resource that provides step by step guides on getting started.

By showing your subscriber how to achieve the desired outcome, you build the necessary trust to have your subscriber continue following you, and telling others about you!

Once you have outlined how you’re subscriber is going to make money, you want to introduce YOUR STORY. This is a very important part in the process of building a list.

Your story is what connects you with your subscriber. When your subscriber is reading your email, they are thinking about their personal experience that is similar to your story.

If you want to learn how to build the perfect story sign up to AEA to receive your guide!

Sharing the small details about your challenges, and success is very important. Tell your subscribers how it felt to overcome these challenges, and what it took to create success.

If you’re in debt, and struggling to pay your bills – you can mention that affiliate marketing is allowing you to catch up on your bills, and even providing you with shopping money.

If you bought every shiny object online, and had very little success until you found Affiliate Expert Academy, and NAMoffers, let your subscribers know you found the solution.

You want to share what you went through to get where you are today!

Not what you are going through today.

People that struggle want to hear about other peoples struggles. They want to follow people who can take them out of their current situation, and faster than they can do themselves.

You may have plenty of money, and are leveraging affiliate marketing to leave your 9-5 job, and begin experiencing the freedom of entrepreneurship, and working from home.

Some may have student loans. Others may have money to invest. You may be a stay at home parent working at midnight, or a teenager getting up early before school to put your hours in.

This is your experience online, how you originally got introduced, your successes, your challenges, and most importantly… IT’S YOUR STORY!

Be personal with your story, as this is what people connect with when reading your email series.

Why should they sign-up to your list???

Each of you have an amazing story, and endless experiences you can leverage to make money online. Consider linking to your Facebook profile to show you’re a real person.

Email 2 Objective: WHAT:

In the second email you want to introduce people to WHAT you did to make money online, and that is Affiliate Marketing. In Affiliate Marketing, you need affiliate offers to promote.

NAMoffers is your preferred affiliate network, and your #1 source for getting affiliate products from around the world to promote. Anyone can join NAMoffers for FREE.

NAMoffers is a risk free business, and pays you a 10% commissions for affiliate referrals.

Many people who have heard about CPA Marketing, or better known as Affiliate marketing have heard its not easy to get started, and only the top experts make good money.

Affiliate Marketing is the foundation to making money online, and you can earn 10% for referring others to NAMoffers make money online. You earn money for saying, “try this.”

So how are you going to refer people to something that isn’t easy to get started in, and ever hope of making any money with this risk free opportunity. We wondered the same thing….

In April, 2012 in the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco Frederik Drejfald, and Michael Rich made a pact to revolutionize Affiliate Marketing, and create their own business opportunity.

This business opportunity originally started as a way to create a process to train newbie affiliates, without having to invest countless hours in training the foundation steps.

Fred and I found ourselves working 16 hour days, and investing 80% of our time with affiliates who would generate $100 a month, and left with no time for ourselves.

Its a vicious cycle that the majority of affiliate networks experience.

Do you know what makes NAMoffers #RealDifferent?

As of today, February 21st, 2014, NAMoffers is the only affiliate network in the world that offers their affiliates an exclusive Affiliate Expert Academy to learn Affiliate Marketing for free.

Most affiliate networks do not accept newbies because its very time consuming to educate, and assist people learning the foundations. NAMoffers accepts, and trains newbies.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced affiliates, our team is skilled in creating information products, product launches, and managing six figure advertising budgets.

When you look back at history, there are many companies that are extremely successful.


These companies created their own space. When you look at Apple, and think about the momentum gained when the iPod was released. It changed the way you live your life!

Think about the combination of Affiliate Expert Academy & NAMoffers. You make money from thin air using CPA affiliate marketing offers, and you get free training to get started.

Making money online through CPA Affiliate Marketing is changing the way you live your life, and is changing the lives of millions around the world.

Think about the people in developing countries that are just now getting access to the Internet, who are now making more money with one CPA sale, then their monthly salary.

You’re going to see the gap between the rich and poor decrease because of CPA Affiliate Marketing. AEA/NAMoffers is the next iPod – you want to be part of that, right?

You have now educated the subscriber on WHAT is included in getting started in CPA Affiliate Marketing, and have provided them with a private invitation to join NAMoffers.

Now that you’re affiliate application is in process, you want the subscriber to contact you to help get them approved quicker, and to start personal contact with each other.

Having personal contact will increase open rates on future emails, and you speed up the process of creating trust with your subscribers. Its genius.

You may want to end this email by mentioning you’re going to be introducing the subscriber to Affiliate Expert Academy, and will provide you with the private invitation.

Its top secret training, and you need an invitation from a current member to GET IN.

Email 3 Objective: WHY NAM:

In the first email, you introduced to your subscriber how you’re going to show them how to reach the desired outcome. You introduced your story, which includes how you got to where you are today, and explains how you used Affiliate Marketing to reach the desired outcome.

In the second email, you introduced NAMoffers – which is the affiliate network that originally introduced you to CPA Affiliate Marketing, and how to make money online.

You explained WHAT the benefits of NAMoffers are – you get access to unlimited CPA offers, and you can get access to NAMoffers exclusive Affiliate Expert Academy.

NAMoffers is the only affiliate network that offers a FREE expert academy for affiliates to learn how to get started with CPA affiliate offers, and how to become an expert in your niche!

In the third email, you explain to the subscriber WHY you joined NAMoffers, and WHY Affiliate Expert Academy is the training program you joined to learn CPA Affiliate Marketing.

When you’re looking to start working with an affiliate network, you want to ask the below questions to yourself. You want to have your team think about these questions too.

#1: What is your experience with CPA Affiliate Marketing?

Are you affiliates yourself? Are your affiliate managers affiliates?

Affiliate Networks specialize in CPA Affiliate Marketing. If you’re investing in a company, you want to make sure they are specializing in what they say they are.

How can you be confident in your affiliate manager if they’re not affiliates themselves?

When your affiliate manager is an affiliate, you get advice from someone who is testing campaigns today, and you can ask specifics on what is and isn’t working.

#2: How long have you been in business?

When you’re starting business with a new affiliate network, its important you do a background check to make sure they pay affiliates, are trustworthy, and add value.

Over the past few years, many affiliate networks have been forced out of business, or gone bankrupt, leaving thousands of affiliate with unpaid affiliate commissions.

There are practical business reasons why these companies are no longer in business, and I encourage you to do your research. Look out for a future blog post from me on this topic.

Affiliate networks tend to ask the majority of questions. As an affiliate, you want to do your own research, and make sure the affiliate networks business model makes sense for you.

You can contact affiliate networks directly using the ‘contact us,’ or you can sign up as an affiliate and ask your questions on your affiliate application screening call.

When you sign-up to affiliate networks, you receive a call to confirm you are who you say you are, and the affiliate network needs to learn more about your online experience, and traffic methods.

Affiliate Paying is an affiliate network review site, and is a great resource for learning more about affiliate networks, and reviewing testimonials from affiliates.

You can visit Affiliate Paying here -> http://www.affpaying.com/

#3: What does your affiliate network offer that no other affiliate network offers?

If you’re new to affiliate marketing, you may be wondering what type of services, and tools affiliate networks offer to you as a new, and experienced affiliate.

Traditionally, affiliate networks served the primary purpose of providing affiliates with offers, and thats really it. Most affiliate managers are not affiliates themselves.

Affiliate managers serve the purpose of building a relationship with you, learning your experience, traffic methods, and providing you with the offers you’re looking for.

Does you find it odd that the majority of affiliate managers are not affiliates? This is #1 when it comes to knowing if the affiliate network is offering you something very few offer.

If the affiliate network mentions they have the best payment terms, and top exclusives, you may want to look elsewhere. Most affiliate networks say the same thing, and fish off the same hook.

Payment terms are important. Exclusive offers, and direct advertisers are needed; however, these are primary things required for an affiliate network to be competitive.

To bring this to life, I have included example answers from the above questions for NAMoffers below – you want to review this area until you understand why you chose NAMoffers.

#1: What is your experience with CPA Affiliate Marketing?

Are you affiliates yourself? Are your affiliate managers affiliates?

NAMoffers launched in September 2010. 4 years flies by when you’re making money, and helping others reach success. NAM is a preferred network, and ranked in the top 20 worldwide.

The owners of NAMoffers have a combined 20 years in Affiliate Marketing, and work with many of the top brands around the world. You get to work with these brands through NAMoffers.

Our backgrounds are in business, coaching, innovation, marketing, and sales motivation. You can feel secure, knowing you’re working with Internet Marketing Experts. People Experts!

In the past 2 years, the owners of NAMoffers have generated over $1.5 Million dollars in affiliate commissions. Our current goal in 2015 is to reach $1M in sales per month.

Our team can show you how to buy paid traffic. We have experience with display banners,  email, facebook, list building, mobile, ppc, retargeting, and other social sites.

We also teach you how to target your ads to specific target markets, demographics, and psychographics, allowing you to laser target your online advertising campaigns.

All NAMoffers affiliate managers are required to be affiliates. Based on our experience, we have found affiliates achieve 10X increased results when affiliate managers are affiliates.


The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing: Owning the Customer

You’re going to learn how to own the customer! If you’re an experienced affiliate, you will begin receiving multiple commissions rather than the traditional one time commission.

If you’re brand new to affiliate marketing, you will learn how to do things the right way!

As you learned in the first blog post “What is Affiliate Marketing: Rise of the New Economy,” Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, and Production Creation make up the New Economy.

Before you get a glimpse at The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing, let us return to the cold hard truth that many of you will be left without a job, wondering where to look next.

You’re most likely seen as a number at your corporate job. You may become known as the person that contributed to building someone else’s dream, rather than your own.

Many of you will be forced to agree with controversial office politics, which may lead to endless vicious circles of self sabotage, corporate hypnosis, and lack of responsibility for yourself.

You’re a puppet on a stick, and easily replaceable.

Many of you have student loan debt piling up, and the interest rates keep the principle from ever reaching a point where you just hope, and feel its possible to be debt free.

The current educational system is based on money for information. You pay money to attend an educational institution (college/university) to specialize in a topic of your interest.

Many of you will enter interests that are solely focused on money, and have nothing to do with your real life ambitions, goals, interests, and passions. Its a sad system you have to go through.

At the same time, many of you are completely satisfied and happy with your current position in life, and may seek a piece of The New Economy for other reasons.

You may desire to spend more time with your family. Perhaps you want some extra disposable income to save up for a new car, house, vacation, or shopping spree!

You may want to live a lifestyle of traveling the world, meeting with your clients, and enjoying the freedom to work where you want, when you want, and with who you want.

What is it that you desire more than anything in life? After you have achieved financial freedom, and you have enough money to whatever you want, what will you do next?

What Do You Want Out Of Life?

Think about it before you go to bed for a week, and then comment on the blog.

Educating yourself is one of the valuable things you can do in life.

The current educational system is in transition, and will continue to be redefined as information becomes more freely accessible (via Internet) to everyone on the planet.

Your grandfathers didn’t need an education to get a job. Many of your parents didn’t require an education to get a job. Many of you are told you need to go to university to get a job.

I personally jumped through the education ‘hoop’ in hopes of finding the best job in the world.

Sure, I got a job. How long did that last? 4 years…. I got another degree in experience.

If I had known you can educate yourself through the Internet, and had the opportunity to learn while I made money in my pajamas, I would have taken the opportunity!

I may have moved to Switzerland years ago… or perhaps Peru!

Now that I know what I know…. I want to share that the ability to educate yourself in any field of your choice is available right here, right now. You can specialize in any are.

You can use the Internet to make money, and use that money to fuel your passion!

New thinking = Earn to Learn.

Old thinking = Learn to Earn.

When you’re forced to pay money for information (education/specialization), so that you can get a job, start a family, buy a car/house, and you can’t get a job, its a joke. Its flawed!

The current educational system is set up as a business benefiting the business’s best interest.

Why do you think they call it ‘the system’?

The New Economy

This is real life, and you have a choice. Keep following this 10 part blog post series, and see how you can contribute to the new economy, and set yourself free from the system.

You’re independent, and in control of everything that happens to you.

If you haven’t noticed by now, this 10 part blog post series often refers to the old economy. The old system, the old way of living life, and how it doesn’t serve your best interest in life.

In order for you to see how bright, prosperous, vibrant, and real the new economy is, you must also revisit the old economy, and how dark, and challenging life can be for you today.

The New Economy serves your best interest!

Sign-up to Affiliate Expert Academy for access to exclusive training dedicated to teaching you how make money online with Affiliate Marketing, and ‘The New Economy’

In light of all of the cold hard facts, the focus of today’s blog post is The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing & Owning the Customer. Lets step back into the world of Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance based marketing in which advertisers reward affiliates for providing new qualified leads & sales to advertiser affiliate programs.

Often advertisers hire agencies and/or affiliate networks to manage affiliate programs.

An affiliate network acts as a bridge between affiliates and advertisers (products/services).

Affiliate Networks

To get started with Affiliate Marketing, sign-up to NAMoffers affiliate network.

NAMoffers enables affiliates to find advertisers, and enables advertisers (products/services) to reach a larger audience by promoting to all of the affiliates participating in the affiliate network

If you’re finding this blog post, and want to learn the foundations of Affiliate Marketing, check out blog post 1, “What is Affiliate Marketing: Rise of The New Economy.”

You’re now entering The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing: Owning Your Customer.

Many of you have made excuses, “I’m… too old…. too young… not educated enough… not skilled enough… “ for ignoring the Internet revolution, and tapping into The New Economy.

Think back to the first time you have done anything. You can feel inferior because you have never done this activity before, or you can feel superior, knowing you’re creating new challenges.

It comes down to your mindset, and how you feel today.

Since you’re reading this, and learning about the future before it happens, I can only imagine you’re feeling happy, and excited to begin making money with Affiliate Marketing.

If you’re fresh out of the cocoon, and have never experienced flying before.

Know this… Everything you do in life starts with the first step. You want to take action.

You’re reading part 2 of a 10 part blog post series that will hold your hand, and guide you the entire way down the yellow brick road of Affiliate Marketing, and ‘The New Economy.’

In the next blog post, you will learn how to implement The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing, including which tools you need to start your online money making adventure.

Below, are the 6 steps to attracting people you don’t know to affiliate products you’re interesting in promoting online AKA The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing

6 Steps to Owning the Customer

Step 1: Choose a niche you want to OWN

In order to be motivated everyday to make money in Affiliate Marketing, you want to choose a niche you personally like, and/or are inclined to learn more about.

For example, cooking, comic books, fashion, fitness, health, making money, music, personal development, photography, sports, teaching, and technology are niches.

Think about your hobbies, interests, and passions.

Business Opportunity is currently a very profitable niche. You’re always looking to make more money, right? Almost everyone is looking to make more money!

The Internet itself is a business opportunity. Those of you who previously had no access to computers, or laptops now have access to the Internet through mobile phones.

You can make, what many would consider a lifetime amount of money by teaching others how to make money online. You can retire, and enjoy the things you truly desire in life.

Step 2: Market Research – Part A

Once you have decided on a niche you want to own, its time to begin market research.

Market research means you’re going to do research on the type of products available in your niche, the customers available, the demographics of those customers, and much more.

This will make it easier to communicate, and offer solutions (products) to your customers.

You can learn about Market Research in full details in the 4th blog post of this 10 part series.

Start by thinking about products/services that are needed in those niches.

For example, if you’re interested in making money online then you may want to coach others on how they can do exactly the same thing. What products do you need to start online?

1. Domain
2. Web Hosting
3. Email Marketing Provider

Business in a Box

You can start online without these tools; however, the intention of this blog posts is to educate you on The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing, rather than small niche money making areas.

The next step is often challenging for affiliates. You have thought of a few products needed in your niche, and are now wondering where & how you gain access to the affiliate programs?

Affiliate Networks represent advertiser affiliate programs, and is your starting point.

Consult with NAMoffers for recommendations from Affiliate Marketing Experts. You can get access to 1000’s of products in seconds by joining the NAMoffers Affiliate Network.

NAMoffers also provides affiliates with an advertiser “Wishlist.” You can request any affiliate program you want to promote, and NAMoffers advertiser team will meet your request.

To bring it back to the example, you have now consulted with NAMoffers….

You learn that Godaddy (domain), Media Temple (hosting), and GetResponse (Email Service Provider) all have affiliate programs available for affiliates to promote.

GoDaddy = $20.00 commission.
MediaTemple = $60.00 commission.
GetResponse = $95.00 commission.

Total Commission = $175.00.

That’s right, you’re going to get $175 commission for sharing the products that people already need to start an online business. How happy are you to figure this out?

You can offer many other products related to starting a business, and earn increased commissions from the same people. Keep reading this post to learn the full process.

This is one example for those interested in the business opportunity niche.

For those of you interested in health & fitness, what products/services do you need to start?

Most likely you will be eating differently, considering supplements, exercising three to five times a week, going to a gym, yoga, hiring a trainer, watching home video’s, or using a home gym.

Consult with NAMoffers for recommendations from Affiliate Marketing Experts. You can get access to 1000’s of products in seconds by joining the NAMoffers Affiliate Network.

Step 2: Market Research – Part B

Once you know which products the customers in your niche need, want, or desire, and have consulted with NAMoffers to learn which affiliate programs are available in your niche…

You want to do Market Research on the customers who buy products in your niche?

What gender are they? How old are they? Do they live in a specific country? Are they going to University? Single Parent? Family? Do they play sports? What is their personality?

Who is Your Customer?

In order to effectively communicate with your customers, you need to be laser focused with who your customer is, and why your customers buy what they buy.

Below are two examples of two target markets (customer profiles) for making money online,

Educated Eddy: Eddy is a manager at the local bank who works 9-5 Monday-Friday, often leaving the office late at 6pm to make sure everything is done.

Eddy attended University in hopes of getting a high paying job. Eddy started as a bank teller, moved up to bank manager, making a comfy $50K a year, yet left unsatisfied.

Eddy is married, has 2 kids(12 & 16 years old), and is 44 years old.

Eddy wishes he could spend more time with his family during the week. The weekend is consumed by family, friends, BBQ’s, golf courses, and home renovations.

Educated Eddy

Helpful Heather: Heather is a registered nurse who works three 12 hour shifts / week, often skipping lunch or working an extra 30 minutes out of the goodness of her heart.

Heather has been working part-time as a registered nurse for the past 25 years, and often finds herself watching TV, doing crosswords, and finding other distractions to pass the time.

Heather is divorced, has 3 kids (all who have moved out), and is 52. When Heather had her first child at 22, she quickly adapted to being a stay at home mom, working on call & part time.

Now that Heather’s kids have moved out, she is often left looking for new projects to make some extra cash, and grow her mind. Heather clearly loves supporting and serving other people.

Helpful Heather

You can go a few steps further, including Household income, and other demographic & psychographic data related to your customers. Blog post four will cover these details.

Now you know how to do Market Research for products in your niche, and the customers who buy these products. There is a third component you will learn about in blog post four.

This third component is doing Market Research on the traffic. There are numerous ways to drive traffic to your capture pages, and each requires a similar, yet different way of thinking.

You will learn about keyword research, how to find websites that match your target markets, and how to approach platforms such as Facebook, Google, and many other traffic sources.

Step 3: Create a Capture Page/Landing Page

Your landing page, or as we call it in Affiliate Marketing, a capture page provides a solution to the customer. Its called a capture page because you collect, or “capture” data.

Primarily email addresses, names, and phone numbers are collected.

Email is the suggested method to start. You learn the basics, generate your first leads/sales (commissions), and understand how Affiliate Marketing works from the foundation up.

To bring you up to date, you have decided which niche you’re going to own, did your market research, and are now going to build capture pages to get your first leads, and sales!

The objective of your capture page is to grab the customers attention in a way that makes them want, almost need to sign-up to your capture page. Why should they sign-up to your page?

Why should I sign up to your capture page?

You may get signups by offering a specific solution, a free ebook, among many other methods.

Since you have done your Market Research, you know how your customers think, feel, act, and why they think, feel, and act the way they do. You stepped into your customers shoes!

You want to think about your target markets when creating your capture pages.

Why do they want to buy the product’s you’re sharing? What benefits do these products provide to your customers? These are the solution you want to answer on your capture pages.

To give you an example, lets keep it with the business opportunity niche.

GetResponse is one of the tools you need to begin making money online, and start a business.

With GetResponse, you can set up a series of emails to send at specific times of the days, to specific people, with specific customized messages.

Imagine this…. “Congrats, you just got your first sign-up on your capture page!”

Where does that email go? and how do you email them?

GetResponse allows you to automatically send email’s to the customers who sign-up to your capture page. You can have a personalized welcome email sent right away.

You can have a daily email sent to each subscriber at 11am.

You can be at the beach, hanging out at the park with your kids, working your regular job, and anytime someone signs-up to your capture page, you’re email’s are automatically sent.

What benefit does GetResponse offer to your customers?

When starting an online business, you will need new customers. In a traditional offline business, you would have to cold call, rely on foot traffic, or go to local events in hopes of new business.

With online marketing, you can drive qualified customers to your doorstep by advertising your business (capture page) across millions of websites, or only a few websites.

If someone is interested in your product, you will get an email saying “I want to buy.”

The benefit of GetResponse is you’re no longer cold calling customers.

You’re now setting up capture pages, driving traffic, discovering who is and isn’t interested, and speaking with customers only. You can demand new customers!

You’re capture page is like the front door to your business.

Your capture page is our front door

If you explained email marketing as explained above to someone or a local business, do you think that person or business would be interested in learning more about email marketing?

With Affiliate Marketing, you can create capture pages around any product, and provide solutions that benefit customers around the world. You’re goal is to own your niche.

Step 4: Set Up a Thank You Page

After someone signs up to your capture page, they will land on your ‘thank you page.’

The thank you page is generally where you thank the customer for signing up. As well, you tell them to check their email to confirm their email address, and read the first email.

In this case, you’re going to redirect the user to the affiliate product that offers the solution you mentioned to the customer on your capture page. Affiliate Marketing with a TWIST.

In this example, lets say you’re running GetResponse. Once you have your capture page setup, you will input your affiliate link as the thank you page link.

Your affiliate link for GetResponse will lead to –  https://secure.getresponse.com/pricing/en/

When you’re logged into GetResponse, you can easily select a custom thank you page.

If you’re setting up a personal branded capture page, you may want to consider sending subscribers to a thank you page with a customized message from you.

CLICK HERE to see an example thank you page from Affiliate Expert Academy.

Its suggested, you only redirect to affiliate offers when promoting affiliate products.

Step 5: Create Email Autoresponder Series

Once you have captured the customer’s email address, its your duty to set up an email series that educates, provides value, displays the benefits, and guides the subscriber to buying.

In step three, you learned that with GetResponse you can schedule your email’s at specific times, and days – automating the entire process of emailing your subscribers.

You speak with those interested in buying, and those who are paying customers.

Many people think keeping in touch with their subscribers (people who put their email in your capture page) is not easy…. You’re right, its a piece of cake!

Technology is a Piece of Cake

There are tools to take care of all the technical mumbo jumbo.

You will have to learn a new language; however, you will only have to learn 10% of this language to begin making money online. You don’t need to know English….

Sign up to Affiliate Expert Academy to learn the 10% of the language you want to know!

You can download an A-Z Affiliate Marketing Dictionary in the Affiliate Expert Academy membership area. If you find a word you don’t know, and its not in our dictionary, contact us.

Before learning more about setting up your email series, lets review what you learned today.

You now know the niche you’re going to own. You did market research on the products you’re going to promote, and researched the customers who buy these products.

You created a capture page customized to your target market, which is set up to collect people’s email addresses. Once they sign-up, the subscriber is redirected to the affiliate product.

If you’re promoting a personal brand, use a personalized thank you page. If you send people to an affiliate product after subscribing to your brand, you may see increased unsubscribers.

If you’re at this stage, and have no idea how you’re going to write about the niche you choose to own. Go back to the beginning, and think about your hobbies, interests, and passions.

The things you love are the things you have the most knowledge about. You know plenty of details on the target markets, and how to effectively communicate & sell to these markets.

You can share ideas, and talk about the things you love with others all day & night.

Lets keep you focused, and return to the autoresponder email series.

In your email series, you want to formulate an overall approach to guiding your subscribers (customers) to buying the product, and understanding how it benefits their life today.

Why should people buy from you? Why should people open your emails?

Why should people buy from you?

These are two serious questions for you to think about.

Once people have subscribed, you want to introduce yourself. Connect with the subscribers, share your story, show them you’re a real person, and how you can better their life.

You will decide which value added content to include (videos, blogs, social media) in your autoresponder series. Before you write each email, think about the main objective.

How does your subscriber benefit from each individual email you send?

Once you have prepared your emails, you upload each email into GetResponse. After you have uploaded, you will choose which time you want to send the email to your subscribers.

For example, you will send your personal introduction email immediately after they sign-up. You may send the 2nd email 24 hours after they sign-up. Perhaps the next day at 2pm.

You can create daily emails (Monday-Friday). You can create one email / week.

To start, you’re going to want 7-10 emails. Some of you may prefer to have an autoresponder series that goes on for years. Some niches will be short term, and others long term.

Step 6: Choose a Traffic Source (Method)

You have successfully created the front end (capture page/thank you page), and backend (email autoresponder series) of your first Affiliate Marketing lead funnel.

You have now accomplished what many of the top affiliate earners set up to generate consistent five, and six figure monthly incomes. Pat yourself on the back, and prepare for the home stretch!

Getting traffic to your capture page is a fun, and rewarding process. After you read this post, you will have a good idea on how you can get started for a minimum of $5 / day.

In the 8th post of this 10 part series, you will learn more in depth details about getting traffic to your capture page – including which traffic sources to use, and proven ninja traffic strategies.

You can use many free traffic sources, including: Blogs, eBooks, Facebook, Forums, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SlideShare, Squidoo, Tumblr, Twitter, and Youtube.

Free Traffic

Free traffic is an amazing resource for generating traffic; however, the purpose of this post is to educate you on how you can get traffic to your website today, and see immediate results.

Its recommended you invest 20% of your time into learning a free traffic source. Start with one traffic source, learn how it works, master it, own it, and then expand into other sources.

For paid traffic, you will invest 80% of your time into learning a method, mastering it, owning it, teaching others how to leverage it, and then expand into other traffic sources.

You can use many paid traffic methods, including:

  • CPV/PPV (Cost Per View/Pay Per View)
  • Display Banners (Websites)
  • Email (Newsletters & Solo Ads)
  • Incentivized (Loyalty & Virtual Currency)
  • Mobile (Android & iOS)
  • PPC (Pay Per Click)
  • Social Media (Facebook/Twitter)

Each traffic method has a variety of traffic sources to choose from.

Traffic sources is where you will purchase the advertisements for your capture page. Traffic methods is how you’re advertising; whereas, traffic sources is where you’re promoting.

Choose your method, and then your traffic source.

When you’re considering which traffic method to use, its suggested you choose one of the following traffic methods, CPV/PPV, Mobile, PPC, or Facebook Ads.

CPV / PPV: Contextual Pop-ups, based on keywords searched by user through adware toolbar.
Mobile: Display, Icon Ads, Push Notifications, Search.
PPC: 7Search, Bing, Google, LookSmart.
Social: Facebook Ads.

Each of the suggested traffic methods have low start up costs ($5 / day), provide quality results, and can be learned, mastered, and owned with consistent practice.

Sign-up to Affiliate Expert Academy to get training webinars. Our team of experts provide guidance traffic methods, and have webinars set up with many traffic sources.

You can also continue to follow this blog post series, and get more specifics in the 8th post.

You now know the 6 steps to attracting people you don’t know to affiliate products you’re interesting in promoting online. Follow these steps, and you will make money.

In this post, you learned WHAT you want to do to get started with Affiliate Marketing.

Comment below with your comment, feedback, suggestions, and thoughts.

In the next post, you will learn HOW to implement what you learned today. You will get step by step instructions on the tools you need, what you need to do, and how to do it.

LIKE what you’re reading? Scroll down and leave a COMMENT! Also, you may want to check out the 3rd post in NAMoffers 10 part series, “Painting Your Picture in Affiliate Marketing.”

PS. If you’re interested in free guidance to get started with Affiliate Marketing, sign up to Affiliate Expert Academy. 30 day kick starter programs, case studies, traffic strategies, and webinars!

PPS. If you’re an experienced affiliate, and are looking to develop new relationships with Affiliate Networks, sign up to NAMoffers to discuss new opportunities together!

What is Affiliate Marketing: Rise of The New Economy

If you remove your ‘rose colored sunglasses’ its obvious millions of people believe the current state of the economy, political structure, and accepted ideologies is outdated. It feels nearly impossible, and a constant struggle to feel free. If you’re not living paycheck to paycheck, you’re borrowing money from Peter, to pay Paul to ‘make things work.’

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Somehow you manage to ‘make it work’…

Making It Work...

You know the feeling, when we’re alone, weeping in your acceptance of how challenging life can be, and just hoping when you raise your head and open your eyes, things will be different.

If you’re not weeping, wishing for a solution, there is a good chance you have moved on to non-acceptance and drowning yourself in self sabotaging addictions & habits.

Many times these addictions & habits provide you with Instant Gratification, a feeling of immediate happiness, which as we know, lasts for very short periods of time.

You fulfill your goal, and through this achievement experience a feeling of happiness.

Time and time again you will continue to serve your addictions due to lack of acceptance, and find excuses for not taking responsibility for everything that happens to you!

Times are changing. There is hope. You will feel free, and serve your greater purpose.

In these 10 blog posts that you will learn how the Economic, Political, Education, and Social infrastructures are being innovated, as a new generation enters the majority.

You no longer have to commute to & from work, deal with political office antics, be around toxic people in your office, and/or spend aimless hours acting busy fulfilling someone else’s dream.

You’re in control of when and where you wake up, experience the luxury of cooking your meals from home in your PJ’s, or the freedom to attend your kids special events.

You can mentally feel there is time to unwind, and spend quality time with your spouse.

You can enjoy a hot bath, glass of wine, and have a giggle reflecting on your awesome new life!

Below is a visual of ‘The New Economy.’

The New Economy

As you can see, Affiliate Marketing & Network Marketing make up the foundation of ‘The New Economy,’ while Product Creation makes up the pinnacle (top).

Each element of ‘The New Economy’ can easily be combined together.

The purpose of this post is to introduce you to the concepts of Affiliate Marketing.

You’re going to have a lot of people tell you how Affiliate Marketing works, and how you can make money overnight. Dismiss the distractions and focus on this 10 part series.

The perspective of this post is fresh, different, and Affiliate Marketing with a twist!

After reading this post you will understand how to generate money by sharing the products your friends, family, customers, and network are buying, or thinking about buying.

Very few people have explained Affiliate Marketing like this.

Pay attention, and read this post as many times as it takes to completely understand the basic foundations of Affiliate Marketing, and how you can generate your first sale!

Stay close to NAMoffers & Affiliate Expert Academy. Follow our instructions.

NAMoffers | Affiliate Expert Academy

Affiliate Marketing is a billion dollar industry and there’s many way’s to generate money.

This post will explain one of the easiest and fastest ways to get started with no previous experience or knowledge in Affiliate Marketing.

People just like you – stay at home moms, nurses, single parents, bankers, coaches – continue to leave their job, and are using the Internet to generate a full time income.

When starting to generate income online you need tools. Tools (products/services) you can provide to your circle of people. Who and why will become much clearer in just a few minutes.

Make the decision to begin learning today. Be 2 steps ahead of 90% of the world.

Ask 10 people you know, and see how many are making money online.

If you’re not working online, you will quickly find out that very few people you ask are making money online.

Everyday you are exposed to hundreds of advertisements online, at the bus stop, on the bus, on billboards, in magazines, on TV, on your phone, almost everywhere you go.

Time Square | New York City

Would you believe the majority of advertisers you see on a daily basis offer commission based referral programs? Better known as Affiliate Marketing.

A referral program means you receive commissions for referring advertisers new business.

Thousands of advertisers around the world are willing to pay for new leads, and sales.

You want to be part of Affiliate Marketing, and make commissions for sharing products & services, right? Commissions is another word for money. Commissions = Money.

The money you earn in Affiliate Marketing is yours to keep.

If you know someone is going to buy something, or is thinking about buying something – tell them you’re going to make a small commission for sharing the product they’re going to buy.

People will either commit, tell you when they’re going to purchase, or say no thank you.

If you’re wondering how you can begin sharing products with strangers, hold that thought. In the next blog post, you will learn the specifics on sharing with people you don’t know.

A few of you will try sharing products with people you don’t know. People will know your true intention of getting money, and feel you’re invading their space.

Do it the right way. Share the product in a way that the person you are sharing with feels you’re helping, and supporting their best interest. Not just making affiliate commissions.

The products & services you share may be something someone you know recently mentioned they liked/wanted, or it may be something your customer is thinking about buying.

See below for 10 example niches/verticals you can share products in,

1. Business Opportunity
2. Coupons
3. Dating
4. Fitness & Health
5. Gaming
6. Insurance
7. Mobile Apps
8. Shopping
9. Surveys
10. Travel

There are hundreds of other niches & verticals available to you. Remember earlier when you read about making making commissions for sharing products. Now you will learn how.

For example when starting out online you want a domain name. You can offer your social circle your affiliate link so they can buy it from you, and YOU make $10.00 in referral commission?

Or as an online marketer, you want to collect emails and to do that you need a email service provider like ‘Get Response.’ Provide your people with the best service out there, help them, and have them use your affiliate link and receive a stunning $95.00 in referral commission.

Last example could be you know some of your friends love to save money and are constantly looking for coupons, or they are single and looking for new places to find their loved one.

In both cases, you can provide them with your affiliate link to help them in their search.

To get started with Affiliate Marketing, sign-up to NAMoffers Affiliate Network.

An affiliate network acts as a bridge between affiliates and advertisers (products/services).

NAMoffers enables affiliates to find advertisers, and advertisers (products/services) to reach a larger audience by promoting to potential affiliates in affiliate networks.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work

When you’re approved to be a NAMoffers affiliate, you gain access to hundreds of products & services. Log in to your NAMoffers account to begin sharing your affiliate links, and earning commissions today!

If you’re new to Affiliate Marketing, this may sound foreign. Thankfully, NAMoffers created step by step video tutorials to successfully guide you into ‘The New Economy.’

Tutorials include, how to search for products, get your affiliate links, review reporting to see your commissions, set up your payment method to get paid, and refer other affiliates for more money.

You can find the video tutorials in NAMoffers affiliate platform, or 30 day training program.

Do you know why advertisers want to work with Affiliate Networks?

Advertisers (products/services) often outsource their affiliate program to affiliate networks, or hire agencies specializing in developing, and managing affiliate programs.

These agencies hire affiliate networks to deliver leads, and sales.

Affiliate Marketing Hierarchy

Affiliates work with affiliate networks to get access to the advertisers & services.

There are millions of websites looking to work with advertiser affiliate programs. It can be challenging for advertisers to find the resources to manage each individual affiliate.

Many affiliates are just learning about Affiliate Marketing, and may not understand promotion strategies. For this reason, its cost effective for advertisers to outsource their affiliate program.

Affiliate Networks are the gateway to learning, and making money with Affiliate Marketing.

NAMoffers is the only Affiliate Network offering Affiliate Expert Academy.

Below are 3 examples of products in the 10 niches/verticals previously mentioned that you can share with people today. These are products your network of people are looking for.

1. Business Opportunity

Fiverr: $10.00 → PREVIEW
GetResponse: $95.00 → PREVIEW
GoDaddy: $10.00 → PREVIEW

2. Coupons

Coupon Glee: $1.40 → PREVIEW
Ebates: $1.05 → PREVIEW
SavingStar: $1.40 → PREVIEW

3. Dating

Black People Meet: $4.50 → PREVIEW
Chnlove: $5.40 → PREVIEW
Fubar: $1.00 → PREVIEW

4. Fitness & Health

Garcinia Cambogia: $30.00 → PREVIEW
P90X3: $12.00 → PREVIEW
Wfit Nutrition: $10.00 → PREVIEW

5. Gaming

The Settlers Online: $1.55 → PREVIEW
War Thunder: $1.30 → PREVIEW
World of Tanks: $1.55 → PREVIEW

6. Insurance

Auto Quotes Direct: $8.00 → PREVIEW
Get My Insurance: $9.50 → PREVIEW
Life Insurance: $5.25 → PREVIEW

7. Mobile Apps

Booster: $0.40 → PREVIEW
Kings Empire: $0.80 → PREVIEW
Zalando: $0.80 → PREVIEW

8. Shopping

Better Homes and Gardens: $5.00 → PREVIEW
Dollar Shave Club: $4.00 → PREVIEW
MeUndies: $7.00 → PREVIEW

9. Surveys

My Thought Counts: $1.75 → PREVIEW
NPD Group: $2.00 → PREVIEW
Swagbucks: $2.50 → PREVIEW

10. Travel

Backcountry.com: 6% → PREVIEW
Expedia: $1.80 → PREVIEW
Vayama: $10.00 → PREVIEW

You now know 30 products that can share with people you know.

Below are three examples of how you can share GetResponse, an email marketing product.

1. “Hey [name], I know you’re heavy into email marketing. What platform(s) are you currently using? What are the ups & downs? Have you considered testing GetResponse?”

2. “Hey [name] I know you’re considering an online business. Have you thought about which email marketing platform you will purchase? What features or benefits attract you?”

3. “Hey [name] I know you’re looking for a solution to generate some extra money. I’m learning Affiliate Marketing, and recently started making my first commissions.

Would you be interested in learning more? It requires a few tools, which I will share with you to help you get started. You can set it up in your free time.”

Billions of dollars are invested into online shopping & affiliate marketing! You can see a few examples of the massive amount of money being generated on the Internet.

1. Amazon generated $61,000,000,000 (billion) in 2012 (Source) 40% of Amazon’s revenue comes from Affiliate Marketing, $24.4 billion (Source)

2. 2014 Cyber Monday sales total $2.65 billion. (Source)

3. Affiliate Marketing is estimated to reach $3.436 billion in 2014 (Source)

Affiliate Marketing Spend Forecast

Its a good idea you learn about the benefits of each product/service. Most people are more willing to test new products when you have tried and tested the product yourself.

For the next part of this post, think about 5-10 products you can share with the people you know today. Write these 5-10 products or services down on a piece of paper.

If you can’t think of any products, think about your passions & occupation (job).

What products, services, or tools are people in your passion or occupation using, considering buying, or will be repeat purchasing in the near future? Think about what you buy.

You can also get ideas from the 10 niches/verticals, and 30 products you read above.

Next, write down 2-3 products you personally believe in 100%.

If you would like to share the 10 products you’re going to share, and the 3 products you believe in 100%, comment at the bottom of the page in the comments section.

NAMoffers will be monitoring, and replying to your comments.

As mentioned previously, thousand’s of advertisers around the world are looking for new leads and sales. Each advertiser offers their own unique commission type referral program.

In Affiliate Marketing we call these referral programs, Affiliate Programs.

When you become an ‘affiliate’ of an advertiser’s affiliate program, you act as the products/services sales team. You’re an affiliate of their business.

Each time you refer a lead or sale, you’re rewarded with a commission.

The amount of commission you earn for each lead or sale is unique to each advertiser.

Affiliate Program Process

Sale programs tend to have larger commissions, as the advertiser is making revenue immediately; whereas, lead & install programs need to be converted to sales.

See below for examples of Install, Lead, and Sale Programs,

  • Install – Mobile Apps are popular Install affiliate programs. You can recommend a popular app, an app you play your friends, or an up and coming app you enjoy!

Example Install Offer
Commission: $0.80 / Install.

  • Lead – You’re rewarded a commission for referring potential new customers, leads.

Coupon, Dating, Finance, Insurance, & Survey are popular niches for lead based affiliate programs. The person you refer supplies their contact information to advertiser.

Name, email, address, and phone are the main details required for lead based programs.

Example Lead Offer
Commission: $9.50 / Lead.

  • Sale – Bizopp, Clothing, Health, & Shopping are the popular niches for sales based affiliate programs. You’re rewarded commissions when you refer someone to buy a product.

Online, customers use Credit Cards, and/or other accepted online payment methods to finalize purchases. The people you’re referring must have a credit card, or have access to one.

Example Sale Offer
Commission: $95.00 / Sale.

Now you know the first element of ‘The New Economy,’ Affiliate Marketing. In the next post, you see ‘The Big Picture of Affiliate Marketing,’ and how to share with people you don’t know….

Now that you know the basic concepts, when you see the Big Picture in the next post, you’re going to understand how Affiliate Marketing can provide increased job security, and freedom.

What was your favourite part of Affiliate Marketing with a twist?

Do you understand how you can make money by sharing the products your friends, family, customers, and network are buying, or are thinking about buying?

If you were to explain this to someone else, could you?

Comment below with your comment, feedback, suggestions, and thoughts.

If you’re looking for another perspective on Affiliate Marketing, check out this 8 part blog series written by a long time technology partner of NAMoffers, HasOffers.


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