03 May

Discover 135+ Guides To Making Money With The Amazon Affiliate Program

Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

It can be easy to drown in the deep blue ocean of the web as there’s so much information available for us.

But you don’t need to go any further…

We’ve done all the hard work and complied all the best stuff on each question you have about the affiliate program offered by Amazon.

We assumed you’re a complete beginner so we covered everything from finding your niche, choosing your domain name, and finding the best products to sell.

But just like our previous round up on guides, you’ll want to take action on what you read.

If you don’t put anything to use… well what’s the point of all this?

Before you do get started though, read on what you should not do with the popular program so you don’t get steered into the dark alley of being banned…

And if you think you don’t have enough money to get started, James has already proven you can get your niche site started for only 23 bucks.


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(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1244 expensive Amazon products click here or the image below)


What Is an Amazon Affiliate Site?

Now you may think that an Amazon affiliate based site has to be something based on one or a few products right?


A site that is monetized by the Amazon’s associate program has the sole purpose of sending as much traffic as possible to Amazon.

Now that site may be using other forms of monetization like Adsense or maybe their own products.

That being said, the site may cater to a very narrowly defined audience, or as we call it, a niche.

Now you may be thinking there’s already competition in every niche, why bother?

Well if there’s competition, that means there’s always room to grow.

Competition is a good thing since you can connect with them and ‘steal’ traffic by doing them favors and building relationships.

You’ll find that there’s always one way or another to stand out from the competition, whether it’s through better content, digging into a sub-niche, finding a unique angle, or simply finding a way to be unique.

Or you could focus on everything mentioned above and go beyond what your readers expect.

Here are some examples we found on Google that use Amazon’s affiliate program:

  • www.thebestespressomachines.org
  • www.livelongerrunning.com
  • www.agreatshower.com
  • www.shaverlist.com
  • www.sewingmachinejudge.com
  • www.bestpocketknifetoday.com
  • www.kitchenknifeguru.com
  • www.escooterbox.com
  • www.microphonegeeks.com
  • www.vacuumjudge.com
  • www.vacuumsguide.com
  • www.oomphed.com
  • www.airfryerreviews.com
  • www.top5lawnmowers.com
  • www.shredderselect.com
  • www.applianceStock.com
  • www.bestelectrichoverboard.com
  • www.massagechairland.com
  • www.best3dprintingpen.com
  • www.cooktopreviewsguide.com
  • www.10beasts.com



Should I Go Niche or Authority?

There seems to be a dilemma when it comes to deciding between the two business models.

You may not even believe there’s a difference between the two and really, you shouldn’t spend too much time deciding which one to go with.

Just take a look at Authority Hacker’s quick definition of a authority site:


“Authority sites = large, content-driven sites with multiple traffic channels and revenue streams. Importantly, they can be built without selling any physical product. In fact, the way we like to build them, authority sites are blog-style sites in which the main commodity is information.”

Gaël Breton of AuthorityHacker.com


Niche sites are traditionally made to offer one solution (like an affiliate offer) but an authority site tends to be more brandable with more opportunities for content and solutions.

You should always go for a niche, be as focused as possible but not too narrow so you’re able to constantly create content and channels for monetization.

Here are some articles to help you out with this topic…

4 Key Strategy Differences Between Small Niche Sites and Authority Sites

What is an Authority Site & Why Should You Care?

Debate: Niche Sites Vs. Authority Sites

Authority Sites vs Niche Sites: Which is the Best Fit for You?



How to Find Profitable Niches

NicheHacks is made for this as we uncover 6 niche reports every month (not to mention the 100+ reports already available) and have some available on the blog as well.

Profitable niches are everywhere and they usually have competition because they are well worth diving into it.

With every niche, comes sub niches and angles and opportunities for you to take advantage of.

Here are a few articles to help you out with your niche hunting…

How to Use Amazon to Find Your Next Profitable Niche In Less Than 30 Minutes

Reader Q&A: What Are The Most Profitable Niches For Affiliate Marketing?

How to Choose a Profitable Niche

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Profitable Niche



How to Find The Right Products

Finding your niche is probably the hardest part, but actually finding what products you can promote is a whole lot easier.

Every profitable niche has tons of products already out and people are buying them on a regular basis.

The golden rule here is to find a product with plenty of reviews as every review counts for many purchases.

Use these guides to help you find profitable products from Amazon…

How to Find Profitable Affiliate Products to Promote

13 Ways To Use Amazon.com To Pick Products and Niches, Craft Winning Offers, Increase Conversions And More

[Step by Step Guide] How to Find Your Niche’s Best Selling Amazon Affiliate Products

Affiliate Marketing: The Most Complete Guide Ever

Discover 76 Red Hot Products You Can Make Money From Amazon With



How to Write Content About Products (Even If You’ve Never Used Them)

It’s generally recommend that you have some familiarity with the products that you write and recommend about.

Thanks to the internet though, you’ll find lots of opportunities to learn about a product or service by simply doing a bit of research.

You could learn by reading other peoples reviews, analyzing the reviews on Amazon (though beware as some of them may be fake) or simply looking at videos with the products in action.

Here are a few articles to help you out with this…

How to Write a Must-read Product Review

5 Point Checklist For Writing The Perfect Affiliate Product Review [Updated]

How To Write Product Reviews That Sell Without Making Your Site Look Cheesy (And a Template You Can Follow)



(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1244 expensive Amazon products click here or the image below)


Picking a Domain Name

You’ll never want to pick a domain that is so specific that you cannot expand on it later.

No one wants to become a loyal reader of a site named “fitnessforsinglemenover40.com”.

It just doesn’t look brandable nor trustworthy.

You want something short, easy to remember and goes with your vision.

It may help to have a keyword or two in your domain name but it will not break or make your SEO rankings.

Here’s more on domain and creating one…

Goodbye Exact Match Domains, Hello Brandable Websites

How Do I Choose a Domain Name?

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Profitable Niche Site or Blog – PART 5: How to Choose a Good Domain Name, Set Up Hosting, and Install WordPress with a Quality Theme



How To Pick A Hosting Service

In our Facebook group, we’ve got a community that are constantly asking questions about hosting.

Some mention that cost anywhere from a few bucks a month and up.

We aren’t an expert on hosting services but we believe that if you’re going to start a site, invest plenty in a hosting service that offers security and reliability.

You don’t want to work countless hours, days and nights to find your website super slow, or even worse, hacked.

We recommend WP-Engine as that’s the one we’ve been using for years now.

Here’s an article to help you out further…

How To Choose The Best WordPress Hosting Service (2017 edition) A beginner’s guide to choosing the best WordPress web hosting service!



CMS, Themes and Plugins

You shouldn’t spend too much time figuring out what you need here.

Millions of sites are built on WordPress so you can’t go wrong with that platform…

And most necessary plugins are free, but premium themes are not.

You can start with a free theme if you are on a super limited budget but it’s always recommended to get something that displays your site at it’s very best.

Here’s more on this topic…

Ultimate Guide: How to Start a WordPress Blog (Step by Step)

Top 20 Affiliate Marketing WordPress Themes To Make Money Online 2017

5 Ways To Create A Profitable Affiliate Site With Over 50 Successful Examples You Can Copy



Pages and Menu

This may seem like a simple topic but we’re always asked what sort of pages and menu buttons they should be using.

It really depends but you always want to have a “about me” page so your readers know what your objectives are and how you can help them.

Here’s more on the topic…

WordPress: How To Set Up Menus And Navigation



Content Creation and Outsourcing

You’re leaving a lot of money on the table if you’re doing everything alone.

Outsourcing can be a profitable way to grow your blog, and it can also be the best thing you can do as you’ll make your blog more “automated” as you’ll have a team to drive the blog forward.

But if you’re not sure what to do from here, we’ve got lots of great articles for you to read and learn from…

Should You Outsource Your Blog? 5 Questions to Consider

How To Find And Manage Content Writers for Your Niche Website [The Definitive Guide]

The 5 Steps To Writing a Freelance Content Writer Job Description That WON’T Result in Crappy Content

26 Ways to Create Engaging Content



Social Media and Profiles

Thanks to Facebook and other social platform, you’re able to create a channel for traffic and exposure.

There are many social platforms out there and you can test all of them out to see what works the best for you.

Some niches may benefit more from visual platforms like Pinterest, or Instagram, while others work best with Twitter and Facebook.

Most niches work with any of the platforms though so it mainly comes down to how you use them.

Here’s some guides you can take action with…

3 Tips to Use Affiliate Links on Pinterest

The 10 Elements of a Successful Social Media Profile

The Complete Guide To Building Your Blog Audience – Chapter 5

6 Steps to Nurturing the Sales Funnel with Social Media

Getting Started With Social Media: A Resource Guide

The Niche Marketers Guide To Building A Social Media Following That Converts

How To Make Sales With Facebook Ads: 15+ Profitable Case Studies

3 Facebook Traffic Case Studies: Including How I Got 11K Engaging Fans With $22 (In 5 Days)




SEO and Keyword Research

Let’s get one thing clear before you take a step further…

You don’t ever rank for a single keyword, it just doesn’t happen.

In fact, one article may rank for hundreds or even thousands of keywords and you’ll get ranked for all of those variations if you do it right.

But if you’re focused on a single keyword, you’ll eventually be writing for the hope of ranking on Google rather than helping out your audience.

So go all out, go beyond your competition and create something bigger and better.

Here are some guides on the topic…

SEO: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

[Case Study] How I Found 100 Keywords For My Niche Site In Under 26 Minutes (And How You Can Copy Me)

How to Create a Killer SEO Plan for 2017

38 Places To Find the Best Keywords In Your Niche (And 62 Screenshots Showing You How To Get Them)

Discover How An Expert Affiliate Marketer Performs His Amazon Keyword Research



Link Building

Well it looks like we’ve landed on a very sensitive topic.

Link building can make your site or it can simply de-rank it as Google is smart and knows when blackhat activity is going on.

So learn from these guides and do it right…

Link Building Guide for 2017 & Beyond

Broken Link Building Guide: From Noob to Novice

Link Building: The Definitive Guide

15 Ways To Build Powerful Whitehat Backlinks That Will Rank Your Niche Site

Link Building in 2016 (And Beyond)

7 Simple Tips To Increase Your Niche Sites Search Engine Rankings




You can have the best content in the world but if you don’t have traffic… then what’s the point?

When you build up your site, you may not see any traffic from Google or anything organic.

The reason for that is because Google puts your site in a sandbox, or at least that’s what we’ve learned.

It takes time for your site to get on page one for any keyword variation but you can still get traffic nevertheless.

Here’s a few guides to help you out…

5 Breakthrough Techniques For Running A High-Traffic Blog

5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

64 Tactics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

The Beginners Guide: How To Increase Your Website Traffic Using These 100+ Resources

12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog



Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of the best ways to keep the traffic flowing to your site.

Look at it like collecting phone numbers, you’re literally building a close relationship with your readers by gaining their trust for their emails.

Take advantage of email marketing and you’ll be able to do many things including get repeat sales and traffic.

Here are some guides you can read about email marketing…

The 6 Step Guide To Passive Affiliate Commissions: How To Write Your First Profitable Email Series

How to grow your tiny email list with 29 simple but powerful tactics

6 Email List Building Strategies That Still Work in 2017

36 Smart Ways To Grow Your Email List 2x Faster

9 Ways To Grow Your Email List With OptinMonster 




This is where the real challenge begins…

If you can set up a successful funnel, then you can literally automate your business, or at least be closer to automation.

A funnel is easy to set up with the right tools and is worth learning.

You’ll want to constantly tweak and test to make sure your getting your funnel as close as possible to perfection.

Here are some guides to help you with funnels…

How to Make Money Blogging: How This Blog Makes $100K per Month

How To Turn Your Niche Site Into An Automated, Evergreen Business, And Double Your Income Whilst Working Less

3 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Sales Funnel

How Marketing Funnels Work

The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation – Chapter 3

The Google Analytics Conversion Funnel Survival Guide



Optimizing Conversion Rates

You can get a lot of traffic and have them read your content…

But if you’re not selling anything nor are your readers converting to subscribers or buyers, then you’re doing something wrong.

Here are a few articles to help you out with conversion rates…

The Definitive Guide To Conversion Optimization

13 Ways to Increase Your Conversion Rate Right Now

The Definitive How-To Guide For Conversion Rate Optimization

7 One Hour or Less Niche Site Upgrades to Increase Your Passive Income Overnight

21 Conversion Rate Optimization Best Practices for Beginners

Want to Increase Your Blog’s Conversion Rates by 87%? Try Focusing on Keywords

What The Highest Converting Websites Do Differently

How to increase conversion rate on your blog



Scale Up And Growing Your Site

So you’re already making sales, that’s great.

To scale up though you’ll have to take a bit of action and work to grow your business further.

So here are some ways to grow and increase overall revenue from your site…

How to REALLY Profit from Your Blog

Using Affiliate Marketing to Grow Your Business

7 Proven Strategies to Increase Your Blog’s Traffic by 206%

7 One Hour or Less Niche Site Upgrades to Increase Your Passive Income Overnight



Trust and Loyalty

Building a relationship with your readers is not only worth every last bit of effort but it pays off as you’ll build a strong reputation that’ll spread throughout the web.

You don’t want to enter a niche and come off as someone who has no idea what they are talking about.

But the good news is that you can literally enter any niche and succeed if you take the right steps.

Here are a few guides that’ll help you build your brand properly…

The Tim Ferris Hack to Become a Niche Expert in Four Weeks

Do I Have To Be An Expert To Enter A Niche?

How to Build Trust Online: 7 Little Ways to Create a Trustworthy Website



Strategies, Case Studies and Guides

Now that you know how to start an Amazon site and get it flowing, you need strategies and case studies to keep it thriving.

If you can take these and adapt them to your own business then you can test and tweak them to your liking.

Here are a few guides you can start using…

Amazon Affiliates: What I’ve Learned From Selling Over $15,500,000 in Products as an Amazon Associate

Amazon Affiliate Niche Sites: The Definitive Guide

How I Made $32,000 in 12 Months with Amazon Niche Sites (And Why They Still Work)

1 Year Old Amazon Affiliate Website Making $3,000 a Month: A Step by Step Case Study

Amazon Affiliate Site Case Study ($4500+ Monthly Profit in 4 Months)

Affiliate Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with the Amazon Affiliate Program

Follow Along With The Niche Site Challenge & Learn From The Successes & Failures




Everyone learns from their success and failures.

It’d be mistake if we didn’t observe and know what was / wasn’t working.

So here are lessons from selling Amazon products…

Amazon Affiliates: What I’ve Learned From Selling Over $15,500,000 in Products as an Amazon Associate

11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program



Recommended Tools and Resources

There are always new tools but there are only a few that you really need to get your business up and striving.

It’s best to keep it simple so here are a few recommendations that we make…

Tools & Resources



(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1244 expensive Amazon products click here or the image below)



So what next?

You’ve created your site, optimized it and have no clue where to go from here.

You keep improving.

Just because you have a site that uses Amazon’s affiliate program, doesn’t mean you can’t monetize it in other ways.

You can create your own digital products and sell them on the same site.

You could scale up in many ways.

Your imagination is the limit here.

When you feel like you’re losing hope, just read into our success stories and get active in our group. 


Share this epic round up of guides, tweet it and do whatever it takes to get the word out.


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10 Jan

Discover How I Made $15,026.10 In Commissions Using Copy & Paste Emails

You’ll remember that last month I was talking A LOT about Inbox Blueprint by Anik Singal?

Well I made $15,026.10 from it just by sending some pre-written email swipes that Anik provided.

$13,026.10 in affiliate commissions.

And another $2,000 in bonus cash.

Literally copy, paste, profit.

And I want to show you how you can make easy commissions for yourself on launches like this.

No matter how small your audience is.

As well as keeping your audience happy as you’re providing them with a great product.

So if that all sounds good, let me show you how I made the $15,026.10 using pre-written emails swipes.

And how you can make easy commissions from launches like these too…


Side Note: Thank To You

Many of the NicheHacks tribe took the opportunity to pick up an AMAZING training that you’ll benefit from greatly.

So if you invested through my link, thanks a lot.

As I know that a LOT of top marketers were promoting it.

And you could have chosen to buy from them instead.

If you invested, you get a great course that has life-changing potential so everyone gets a real win-win here.

And I get rewarded not only with the satisfaction of knowing I’ve put you on the right track.

But also with some VERY generous commission payouts as you’ll see below.



Overview Of The Launch

Anik was paying 50% commissions to affiliates on a $1,499 course.

So you get $748.50 per sale which is amazing.

And below is a screenshot showing my sales so you can see the proof.

Note: you’ll see that some show less than the $748.50 per sale.

That’s simply because some customers took a payment plan option and have not paid in full yet.




But here’s what this article is really about:

There IS a LOT to learn about from this launch from an affiliate point of view.

And I thought you’d like to see my results, strategy, and lessons learned from this launch.

So you can go out and do it for yourself on the next launch that comes along.

Look sure:

You might not make $15K especially if you’re a new or inexperienced marketer.

But these launches are EASY to make money from if you have any sort of audience.

If you can send traffic you can make money.

You don’t need to be good at copywriting, sales, affiliate promotions or writing emails.

You’ll find out more on why below…


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Sales Totals: $2 Million In Overall Revenue and $30k Generated On My Behalf

And here’s the crazy thing:

The launch generated over $2 million in sales revenue overall.

All driven by affiliates like me….

…and potentially you in the future if not right now.

Yes, you could make money on a launch like this.

And almost definitely will in the future if you read this email and understand how it all works….

…then put it into action.

And the great thing:

Without any need for hard selling or promotion.

As this is a value based launch.

And is quite likely to have been one of the biggest product launches of the year in the IM space.


Here Are Some Interesting Numbers For You:

  • I personally was responsible for over $30K in sales which I’ll share more on below.
  • 8 of the top performing affiliates each sent over $100K in sales individually.
  • And the top 3 sending over half a million dollar in sales between them.

Just look at the screenshot below for proof of that…




So as you can see this is a HUGELY profitable launch.

And of a solid product too.

Which means it’s a WIN WIN for everyone whether you’re the vendor, the affiliate or the customer.

Let’s look at how this launch is different from most…


Here’s How This Launch Worked:

Inbox Blueprint is NOT a cheap product.

It’s a complete A to Z training course with everything you need from training to tools to support included.

It cost $1,499 or more if you took the payment plan option.

And for products like this, a different launch approach is needed from the usual $9 info-product.

There has to be MORE value, MORE warm up and LESS hard selling.

So they went with the ‘event style’ launch which is becoming increasingly popular with high-end products these days.

Basically, it works like this:

  • They put out a series of free reports, training videos and actionable webinars
  • And all you as an affiliate has to do is send your email list to register for them.
  • You never have to promote or do a sales email because after going through the free warm up content your audience are simply offered the chance to invest.

And I’m happy with that as these launch types are a win-win for everyone.

They are much easier to promote as an affiliate as it’s all value driven with no hard sells needed.

And the customer gets a less sales-ey experience and more value out of it.

And here’s another reason why this launch and ones like it are good for affiliates like me and you…

There were some BIG incentives for affiliates to promote too.

Whoever could send the most LEADS.

And that’s LEADS (email sign ups) not sales won a Ford Mustang or $20K in cash!

Just for sending leads.

And here’s why that’s really crazy…

Usually, leads don’t count for anything in a launch as only SALES matters.




Personally, I landed #6 on the LEADS leader board.

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the free reports and videos as you helped me win!

And won $2,000 in bonus cash, ON TOP of my commissions, as you can see below…




And the prizes were even crazier.

First place could either choose an Audi A5 or BMW Convertible or take the cash equivalent of $40,000.

As you can see below…




And that’s just the top prizes.

Anyone in the top 10 for leads or sales was rewarded with bonus cash prizes.

Well, over $200K in prizes would have been paid out to affiliates on top of their commissions.

So that should give you an idea about the scale of the launch and the money available.

And I will talk about my personal results further in the email.

But first…

Let’s talk about my strategy now which you can emulate…


My Strategy: Pre-Written Emails and No Bonuses

Usually, on a launch, I would never ever use vendor provided email swipes.

These are basically pre-written email promos affiliates can use.

And most of the time they are poorly written and hyped up garbage IME.

Vendors throw them together quickly just so they can have something there for lazy affiliates.

And most serious affiliates would never use them.

However on an EVENT style launch like this one.

Where it’s based around getting people to sign up for free reports and to watch training videos.

Or to register for webinars.

It’s a different story.

As you’re not trying to sell…

…simply trying to provide value and get them to register.

So using the swipes is OK in a situation like this.

As they tend to be straight to the point telling people about the free report and videos.

So I basically took the swipes for inspiration, re-wrote them slightly in my own style, and sent them.

It took me just a few hours to have all my emails for the launch written saving a ton of time.

And here’s the unusual thing:

Usually, on a big launch like this it would be the norm to run a huge bonus offer.

As so many marketers are going to be mailing hard for the product.

And all offering huge bonuses worth thousands of dollars.

But for a launch like this the product speaks for itself.

So I didn’t feel the need to create an epic bonus.

And actually was short on time as I was on vacation.

So I did NOT create a bonus offer.

And as you’ll see from my results later it certainly didn’t hinder me.

Sure maybe next time I would include one as it can’t do any harm.

But the point is it’s not essential.

There’s also no need for you to try and get creative with your emails.

Or do any promotion or hard selling.

Just get your leads to the free report, video training and webinar sign up pages.

And let them do the rest.

Anik and his team already had a well-tested funnel in place that converts.

You do not need to do anything but send the leads.

And now for the exciting part, the results…


My Results: $13k In Commissions and $2k Bonus Cash




Yes that screenshot above is showing I have made $13,026.10 in commissions so far.

I made in total 27 sales according to the stats.

That does NOT include the extra $2K in bonus cash I receive for being #6 in the LEADS contest.

And it’s not even the final payout amount.

As many people chose to take a payment plan option than pay up front.

So so far I’ve only been paid commissions on their first installments.

And will get 50% of each payment they make.

I estimate that I will receive a further $7,200 in commissions or more when they finish their payments.

Minus any refunds of course.

Sadly I didn’t land in the top 10 of the SALES leader board.

I was #14.

Which means I don’t get any bonus cash from that.

But when you’re battling against huge names like Adam Short, Mark Ling and Mark Roth (OfferVault) that have lists of 100,000s…

…you really need to do well to land in the top 10.

And I actually came ahead of Mark Roth and other big names, so go me! 😀

So can you see the huge potential to make money on launches like these?

You just send people to free reports and training videos where.they opt in and get loads of value and actionable content.

Then slowly but surely they are warmed up to the product vendor and the product.

And see the benefit of investing without any need for a hard sell.

They get the life-changing training, support, and knowledge they need.

And you get generous commissions as an affiliate.

Everyone wins.

You should look to promote big event style, value-driven, launches like these as an affiliate.

But aside from these results, I’d also like to share what I think are the most important lessons from the launch….


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Lessons Learned

Here are the 7 biggest lessons from an affiliate view and that you can learn from…


1. Promote A to Z Courses As They Are a Win-Win

A to Z courses like Inbox Blueprint are a great solution for your audience.

They give them all the content and training they need.

Plus the guidance, support, and community.

And you usually get access to the product owners too.

And the tools and software you need to make it happen.

Basically, all the pieces of the puzzle and a roadmap to make it happen.

This is a WIN-WIN for everyone.

Your customer gets a great product that will change their lives if they take action on it.

And you get generous commission payouts as they are high end and pay well.


2. Promote Event Style Launches

These event style launches where it’s about free reports, videos, and webinars…

…are great to report.

You don’t need to sell or promote.

Just send clicks to the opt-in pages.

Then the vendor and his sales funnels do the rest.

They warm your audience up, give them value, build trust, and make you money.

Seek them out.


3. It’s OK To Use Modified Swipe Emails On Launches Like These

Usually, you shouldn’t use vendor swipes.

They are for the most part poorly written and rushed and they are untested.

Plus hundreds of other affiliates are sending them too.

So you just look lazy and bad like another “me too” affiliate.

And that’s never good.

But on launches like these where it’s NOT a hard sell launch.

And you’re just sending people to opt-in pages for free reports and videos.

Use them but modify them to be in your own words.

Take the ideas in them and re-write them.

It saves you a lot of time and they work.


4. There’s No Need To Hard Sell Or Promote Just Send Leads

Your job on a launch like this is NOT to sell or promote.

It’s just to send clicks to the opt-in page.

Don’t try and sell the product.

Just get people interested in reading the free reports and watching the videos.

The vendor and the sales funnels do the rest.


5. Take Advantage Of The Pre-Sell Period As The Leads Accumulate

This is a HUGE one.

These launches have pre-sell / warm up periods.

Where you send leads to free content long before the product is even on sale.

This is one of the most important parts of the launch.

Get your subscribers to this free content as early as possible.

It gets them engaged and warmed up to the marketer and their ideas.

And all those leads are cookied with your affiliate ID.

So when it comes to the LEADS contest…you’ve already got a ton of leads in the system.

Then when it comes to the SALES part…

…again you’ve already beat other affiliates to the punch and got your affiliate ID cookied.


6. Mail Hard And Mail Often

Do NOT be scared to mail hard especially with launches like these.

You’re not hard selling or getting hyped up.

Simply sending them to different content.

So it’s all action packed value based and they want to consume it.

They won’t feel annoyed by it at all.


7. Bonuses Are a Good Idea But Not Essential.

As I mentioned earlier I did NOT include a bonus package with this.

Simply due to lack of time.

And it didn’t work out too shabby for me as the $13K+ in commissions shows.

But most other affiliates likely did include HUGE bonus packages.

And it may have cost me a handful of sales to other marketers who did.

Many of your customers WILL go bonus shopping.

So whilst not essential they ARE a good idea.

So I would recommend putting together something.

It provides value to your customer and makes you stand out.

The best bonuses are ones that address a weakness or issue of the main product.

Or compliment it and add something extra to it.

No product is perfect so look for something missing and create a bonus that fills in the gap.

Those are my 7 most important lessons from promoting this launch as an affiliate.

And I believe they will be important for you too.


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Final Words

So to wrap things up:

Thanks again if you invested in Inbox Blueprint through my link.

I appreciate that I provided enough value to you that you were willing to invest.

And I really appreciate the income it earned me.

Plus the fact you’ve got a great course and a mentor to learn from in Anik.

And to re-iterate:

Event style launches like these and A to Z courses are a great choice for you as an affiliate and your subscribers.

Not only do they benefit from the potentially life changing course.

But you get paid well without having to promote hard or do any hard selling.

You just send leads to value-based content and they do the rest.

And even if you’re a new marketer and have a small audience you can make money from launches like these.

Just re-write the swipes in your own voice and send.

And don’t forget the PRE-SELL and warm up process as it’s an easy way to get a jump on other affiliates.

I hope this was useful for you as I enjoyed writing it….


Do you have experience with launches? Are you just starting out?

What would be your strategy after reading all of this?



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23 Dec

Discover How I Made $2,499.12 In Less Than 72hrs From A Single Digital Product

moneyI’m sure by now you’ve recovered from the Black Friday frenzy that was going on…

It get’s a bit crazy, right?

And you may also remember that I was mailing particularly hard that weekend.

As I was recommending ‘Internet Selling For Newbies’ by Omar Martin.




I was really excited to recommend this to you as it’s a complete A to Z course perfect for newbies and struggling marketers alike.

It covers all the foundations you need to build a successful online business that earns passively.

And that’s the type of business we all want, right?

So congrats if you bought it you got a great deal on a potentially life changing course.

And thanks very much for choosing to buy through my link, if you invested.

And I thought you’d like to see my results from that launch…

It was a 3-day launch from midday Black Friday to Midnight on Sunday.

And a discounted version of the course was available as a Black Friday Special.

Usually, the price is much higher.

So it was a great opportunity to get this at a low price.

Plus if you’ve seen the amount of valuable content in those videos, you’ll realize it could easily be sold for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Similar courses are.



What You’ll Learn

  • My results and how much I sold
  • The email marketing strategy I used and works
  • What you should do to increase conversion rates
  • 4 key lessons you need to know to succeed


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Overall Launch Results

So anyway, here’s the data from the launch overall:

  • It sold a total of 500+ copies (sorry don’t have the exact figure).
  • And converted into sales at 4.88%.
  • Earnings per click (EPCs) were $0.99 on average.

Which means that on average for every click an affiliate sent it was worth $0.99 to them.




The refund rate was a whoppingly low 2.56% which just shows the quality of the product on offer.

5% is considered low on digital info-products in the IM niche for comparison due to the shiny object buyers who serial refund and the blackhatters.

So whilst it wasn’t a HUGE launch in terms of volume sold it was a mid-sized launch.

And a decent volume seeing as it was just a weekend launch and not a full 7 days.


My Personal Results

I sold 80 copies of the front end product ‘Internet Selling For Newbies’.

My traffic converted at 3.34% which was much lower than the average of 4.88%, more on that later.

Which made me atotal of $1,461.65 in instant commissions direct to my Paypal account.

And an extra 7 copies of the 2 upsells for the monthly membership to another of Omar’s courses for a total of $519.50.

For a total of $1,999.12 in instant commissions.




And here’s the cool thing:

As I sold 80 copies of the front end product, which is approximately 16.2% of the total volume sold (500ish)…

…I came 3rd place in the sales leaderboard, and that paid me another $500 in bonus cash.




Taking me to a total of $2,499.12 in less than 72hrs.

Or $166.60 per email sent.

And considering I wrote all these emails in the space of about 4hrs that’s not a bad hourly rate.

Over $600 per hour if my terrible maths are correct.

Overall a nice weekend of earnings.

Some easy money.

And I recommended a product I’m very happy with that I know you can learn a lot from.

I know if you purchased and take the correct action on what’s inside you’ll see success.

So those are the numbers but you’re probably wondering what are the key takeaways for you?


My Strategy: Crushing It With The Crush Campaign

As I mentioned during the launch I used Omar Martin’s “Crush Campaign” email strategy.



He uses this strategy on every launch to maximize sales.

It was my first time using this strategy though I do something fairly similar though not usually emailing so aggressively.

But if we don’t test these things we’ll never know, right?

And by testing them, I can share the results with you which you can go on to use yourself.

So here’s what happened:

I sent a total of 13 emails throughout the launch.

And 2 before the launch started to warm you up to the idea and pre-sell.

For a total of 15 emails in 3 days.

This is far more than I usually would in such a short period.

And 8 of those were on the final day of the launch to continually remind of the launch ending.

Usually, I’d send 3 max on the final day.



Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well...

Omar Martins Crush Campaign works well…



Analysis Of The 13 Emails Used:

These are the exact emails used throughout the launch.

All throughout the emails, I’ve used different formulas to market my way into my audience’s problems and provide them the solutions with the A-Z course.

The key here is that I knew my audience needed this course to succeed in their online ventures and without it, they would continue to struggle.


Pre-sell Email #1

These pre-sell emails are the most crucial part of this launch.

Without them, there is less of a chance selling anything even if it’s the greatest product in the whole wide web world.

The subject line creates curiosity which most likely makes the subscriber open the email up.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Warms up subscribers to a big product launch that’s coming up, leaving them in a “tell me more mode”, as no details are disclosed in this email.
  • Social proof is provided with testimonials that could be found in the link and mentioned “already helped thousands of people”, proving that the product isn’t just another shiny object.
  • “Major slash on pricing” so fear and scarcity is sparked a little bit with the limited time deal.




Subject: You won’t believe what’s launching tomorrow…

There’s a huge product launch tomorrow…

This is going to take the web by storm.

And I know that you’ll be interested.

Here’s why:

This is a proven product that has already helped thousands of people launch their first ever successful online-business.

It literally has all the pieces of the puzzle and almost everything you could ever need.

But access only gets opened a few times a year then it’s closed back down again.

And demand is always HUGE for this as it’s such a high quality A to Z product.

And it’s proven to work…

…which you’ll see tomorrow from the testimonials.

Because the guy behind this launch has been a top level marketer for close to a decade now.

And the really cool thing…

Tomorrow a Black Friday special offer goes live.

And the price has been slashed dramatically.

There’s a is a HUGE discount on offer tomorrow that is usually never available.

You will not believe how low the price is tomorrow for all the value on offer.

And here’s why this matters to you:

Tomorrow you are finally getting all the pieces to the puzzle.

And you’ll finally have all the steps you need to build your very own successful online business.

But to get more information on this you need to sign up to the early bird list right now, here:


Enjoy tomorrow,



Pre-sell Email #2

Not only does this email’s subject line get people’s attention, but it makes you wonder, “What’s happening today?”.

And in the body of the email, the subscriber won’t even realize what’s really going on until the link is clicked.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Curiosity is stirred as the product is just referred as a “product” in the email
  • Subject line gives the subscriber a heads up on something awesome coming up, thus creating a bit of hype and leaving them thirsty for more details.
  • A “low price that’s never usually available” is mentioned so the subscriber knows this isn’t something that should be passed up on and it creates scarcity.

Subject: Look what’s happening later today…

There’s a huge product launch later today…

This is going to take the web by storm.

And I know that you’ll be interested.

Here’s why:

This is a proven product that has already helped thousands of people launch their first ever successful online-business.

It literally has all the pieces of the puzzle and almost everything you could ever need.

But access only gets opened a few times a year then it’s closed back down again.

And demand is always HUGE for this as it’s such a high quality A to Z product.

And it’s proven to work…

…which you’ll see tomorrow from the testimonials.

Because the guy behind this launch has been a top level marketer for close to a decade now.

And the really cool thing…

Today a Black Friday special offer goes live.

And the price has been slashed dramatically.

There’s a is a HUGE discount on offer tomorrow that is usually never available.

You will not believe how low the price is tomorrow for all the value on offer.

And here’s why this matters to you:

Today you are finally getting all the pieces to the puzzle.

And you’ll finally have all the steps you need to build your very own successful online business.

But to get more information on this you need to sign up to the early bird list right now, here:


Enjoy tomorrow,



These headlines are surely going to attract attention… .agreed?


Email #1

This email is to alert subscribers on the limited time promotion that has just gone live.

It uses scarcity, and social proof by providing the fact that it is a limited time sale and that the testimonials can be found in the link of the email.

And by using the subject line “IFSN is LIVE!”, it uses curiosity and makes subscribers want to know what’s going on.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Alerted subscribers by letting them know about the training course and that the promotion is live.
  • Mentions that it only opens a few times a year so you know it won’t be on sale for long.
  • Ends the email by letting you know whether you’re a newbie or just stuck, you’ll get further with this purchase.




Subject: ISFN is LIVE! [Black Friday Special]

Yesterday I emailed to tell you about the A to Z training course that would help you finally launch your own successful online business.

The course that 1000s of people have already used to launch their own profitable businesses.

Of which the testimonials and proof are available on the link below.

And about how it only opens a handful of times a year but usually for a high price.

But there’s good news:

Right this second a Black Friday hugely discounted price has just gone live.

And you need to be quick before it’s gone again and you end up paying more.

And remember:

Whether you are a newbie.

Or you’re been around for a while but are stuck in the Internet Marketing ‘Wasteland’…

…and unable to get to where you need to be.

Then this is the perfect A to Z course that gives you all the steps until profit and beyond.

And the only place you can get your huge Black Friday discount is here now:


Enjoy it,



Email #2

The email used here is called “gain” and the main reason why it works is because it’s headline builds curiosity and the email is simple and short.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Subject line builds curiosity.
  • Simple and short email lays out the benefits of buying.
  • Provides testimonials so you know it’s been tried and tested by other people.
  • Limited time sale is mentioned and that if they don’t take action then their fear builds up on the possibility of the pricing going back up.

Subject: Looks like you missed this?

Yesterday I emailed to tell you about the A to Z training course that would help you finally launch your own successful online business.

The course that 1000s of people have already used to launch their own profitable businesses.

Of which the testimonials and proof are available on the link below.

And about how it only opens a handful of times a year but usually for a high price.

But there’s good news:

Right this second a Black Friday hugely discounted price has just gone live.

And you need to be quick before it’s gone again and you end up paying more.

And remember:

Whether you are a newbie.

Or you’ve been around for a while but are stuck in the Internet Marketing ‘Wasteland’…

…and unable to get to where you need to be.

Then this is the perfect A to Z course that gives you all the steps until profit and beyond.

And the only place you can get your huge Black Friday discount is here now:

Enjoy it,



I will be mailing about this a LOT over the weekend.

And I want you to not only considering investing in the training.

But also paying close attention to the marketing I am using and the emails I am sending.

And the marketing used on the launch.

This will be a HUGELY successful launch.

And you’ll learn twice as much by investing in the course AND paying close attention to the marketing behind it.

So keep your eyes peeled and invest in the product here too:




Ryan Deiss’s “Logic, gain, fear” formula works…


Email #3

This email is using the “logic formula” as it uses logic to persuade subscribers into using a product that they’ve been destined to use (i.e.: If you really want to succeed (I’m guessing you do).

Analysis of why this emailed worked:

  • Strong subject line that makes people want to know what you are talking about.
  • It uses logic with “You’ve been around for a while but can’t really get ahead. Then this is perfect for you.”.
  • Access is only opened a few times a year (as mentioned in the email) so scarcity is built.

Subject: This is bonkers!

People are going crazy for the Black Friday once per year discount of ‘ISFN’.

Hundreds of people have already got inside this A to Z training within the first few hours.

And this is NOT the typical hyped up IM launch…

…where you buy something and only get part of the puzzle.

With this you literally get all the steps from scratch to profit with nothing missing.

The proof is all below on the link.

So here’s the deal:

If you’re new and struggling to make your first dime.

Or you’ve been around for a while but can’t really get ahead.

Then this is perfect for you.

It’s the cure for information overload.

It’s the cure for shiny object syndrome.

It’s the cure for inaction or confusion.

It’s the cure for all those lost hours and money.

Because ‘ISFN’ is one of the few, A to Z, products that have proven results.

Which you’ll see when you click the link below.

And you know what:

This isn’t some flash in the pan launch that will be abandoned next month.

This has been around for years and gets upgraded and improved continually.

And the marketer behind it has nearly a decade of experience online.

And he’s one of the few people trusted by marketers and customers alike.

But access to ‘ISFN’ is only opened a handful of times per year.

And usually at a high price due to the amount of content inside.

But for Black Friday there’s a huge discount available.

But it’s not available for long.

So come join the thousands of people using ‘ISFN’ to make positive changes in their life here:


All the best,



I will be mailing about this a LOT over the weekend.

And I want you to not only considering investing in the training.

But also pay close attention to the marketing I am using and the emails I am sending.

Because this will be a HUGELY successful launch driven by affiliates like me.

And you’ll learn twice as much by investing in the course AND paying close attention to the marketing behind it.

We’re both marketers here and we can both learn a lot from this launch.

So keep your eyes peeled and invest in the product here too.



Email #4

This email uses “results” to further convince subscribers that this stuff works and they will be inspired to buy by reading the story.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Builds curiosity by using the subject line of a mysterious married couple making 7 figures.
  • Mentioned how previous subscribers have already jumped on this so it makes the subscriber feel like they may be missing out.
  • Builds scarcity by mentioning the low, limited time price.




Subject: Married couple build a 7 figure biz from their spare bedroom?

This guy and his wife report to have built a 7 figure business from their spare room…

…selling digital information products using a crappy old laptop.

Now look:

I of course cannot verify their 7 figure claim.

I’m not their bank manager or accountant.

But here’s what I do know:

They’ve been marketing online since the early 2000’s.

And in that time I’ve come to follow their journey.

And they definitely know what they are talking about.

I’ve bought products from them that have made me money.

And they have had a lot of success.

I’ve seen their big public launches and the volumes they sold and revenue they generated.

So the 7 figure claim could well be true.

But let’s not get caught up in numbers here.

Because the point is these guys ARE successful.

And the really cool thing is:

They did this all without breaking a sweat.

There was NO stock or inventory to deal with.

There was NO fulfilling orders.

There was NO boring SEO to struggle with.

There was NO content to create for blogs.

There was NO dealing with 4% Amazon commissions.

It was all clean, hands free money, from selling digital info-products straight from their spare room.

My smartest subscribers have already jumped all over this and got involved.

And I’m confident you’re going to love it too.

Especially when you see how crazy low the price is.

So go take a look at it for yourself here:


Thank me later,



Remember I WILL be sending a lot of emails about this launch over the weekend.

So pay close attention not only to the course but to the way in which I promote this.

Because I fully expect to sell a lot of copies of this over the weekend.

And you’ll learn twice as much by studying my emails AND investing in the course.

Than if you just invested in the course alone.

This will be a SUPER successful launch and that will be because of affiliates like me sending lots of sales.

So keep your marketing hat on at all times, study my emails carefully, and pick up your copy here:



 Email #5

This email sparks curiosity by using the subject line “You need to watch…” and connects with the subscriber by letting them know what strategy is being used in the promotional emails.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Scarcity and fear is sparked by saying “Buy IFSN right now before the Black Friday sale is removed”.
  • And this line “You’re a marketer and you need to be not just taking action on what I say” basically saying that if you’re serious about gaining something then you need to take action.

Subject: You need to watch what’s about to happen here…

This is where things get REALLY interesting…

I’ve been emailing the past few days about the A to Z product ‘ISFN’, right?

Well, right now the launch is about to go into the “Crush Campaign” phase.

Basically Omar the guy behind this developed this email promo strategy that he uses on every launch.

It revolves around increasing the frequency of emails every day until the launch is over.

And it’s proven time and time again to increase sales like wildfire.

And I’m going to be using the “Crush Campaign” too.

So don’t be alarmed if you get a few more emails than you’d expect from me the next few days.

Here’s why:

You’re a marketer and you need to be not just taking action on what I say.

But also observing what I’m doing from a marketing point of view too.

And understanding why I’m doing it and what the result is.

This is a VERY powerful marketing campaign that you can learn from.

And use on your own affiliate promotions.

So not only should you invest in this product you should also study the marketing.

Because that way you get the best of both worlds.

You get a complete A to Z marketing product with pretty much everything you can ever need to succeed.

And you get to understand how the marketing works for a big affiliate launch which you can use for yourself.

So there’s two things to do right now:

The first is to pay attention to this email and the others that follow over the next couple of days.

And the second is to buy ISFN right now before the Black Friday discount is removed.

And you’ll have all the information, tools and systems you need to be a successful marketer.

Get your discount here now:




Don’t forget to study what I do as well as what I say in these emails.

You’ll learn a lot on what it takes to be a successful affiliate by doing so as I will sell a lot of copies of this over the weekend.

And you’ll learn even more if you combine it with what’s available in ISFN here:




Kevin Rogers’s 60 second hook is something you need to try as it works well…

Email #6

This email uses the famous “60 seconds sales hook“.

Getting my audience to understand that I’ve been in their shoes helps them feel like they can relate to me.

It also shares a story which people like to read and then finally revealing that they don’t have to struggle any longer as the product can help them.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • A personal story is shared to which the subscribers can feel like they can relate to.
  • Sparks personal gain by sharing the fact that this product is the answer to the struggle.
  • This email also explains that they don’t have to go through the same trial and error by buying various products and having the shiny object syndrome.
  • Let’s the audience tap into my personal experiences and learn from my mistakes.

Subject: Are you trapped?

How long have you been at this internet marketing game?

Are you where you want to be…

…or stuck?

Because here’s the thing:

Most people are trapped in a cycle of buying shiny objects and information overload.

Just spinning their wheels and getting nowhere.

Don’t worry you are NOT alone.

You know what:

I struggled with that for nearly 3 years too.

The only way I was able to beat it was by shipping myself off to the other side of the world.

I had VERY limited funds.

And I told everyone at home I wouldn’t be back for at least a year.

And that I’d have a successful online business when I next came home.

There’s nothing like the fear of running out of money in a foreign country to motivate you to succeed.

And nothing like fear of ridicule either by telling everyone I’d have a successful business…

…then going home broke without one.

I couldn’t let myself fail so had to stop with the shiny objects and info-overload and just make thing happen.

Now hold on:

I’m NOT suggesting you ship yourself over to the other side of the world with no money.

Not everyone can do it.

I was young, free and single so I had nothing to hold me back.

But here’s the thing…

If you don’t find something that gets you on track then you’ll stay trapped forever.

Stuck in the continual cycle of info-overload and buying shiny objects.

And just getting more and more stuck.

And more and more broke.

And your situation will likely get worse than better.

And it’s NOT your fault.

Most IM products are not designed to give you the full picture.

You only get small pieces of the puzzle but don’t have the box to see what the final picture should look like.

So if any of this is sounding familiar here’s what to do:

You need to stop for a second, take a deep breath, and get back to basics.

All online businesses have a solid foundation.

You likely know most of the fundamentals.

But you’ve been so overloaded with information.

And bombarded with shiny objects that you’ve got confused along the way.

That’s why you need a STEP BY STEP plan that takes you from A to Z.

Showing you all the steps, in a logical order, from beginning to profit.

You can do this you just need a road map.

You and your family deserve this and a better future.

You’ve fought hard enough all your life up until now.

So here’s the kicker:

Your road map is available today but come tomorrow it’s GONE again.

And then your opportunity for a successful future is lost AGAIN.

If you take this opportunity now, and follow through, there’s a very good chance 2017 becomes YOUR year.

The one where you prove them all wrong and secure the future you always knew you deserved.

It all starts with one simple action.

Just clicking here now before it’s too late:
>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Here’s to 2017,



Email #7

Here I used the PAS formula which helps the marketer understand that they do not need to go from product to product to finally get the answer and help that they are looking for.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Explains on the common problems that the subscribers as they are always bombed with products and offers regularly.
  • Provides a final solution to their ongoing problem by showing an A-Z course to help them succeed.
  • Agitates the problem further by explaining that they’ll continue to have this problem.

Subject: Do you need to go on a “low-info” diet?

If your business has either not started or not as successful as you’d like it to be then…

…you need to go on a “low information” diet.

Now hear me out:

The biggest problem we all face as marketers is…

…that we’re bombarded with new products, offers, and information daily.

And it all sounds amazingly good.

So we want to know more about it.

And off we go down a new path learning about a new system.

Discarding what we were already learning about or working on.

It’s enough to make you go crazy.

Here’s the thing though:

There are literally 1000’s of ways to make an income on the internet.

But you do NOT need to know all of those ways.

Simply learning ONE of them and getting good at it is enough.

If you try to learn them all you end up on an “information overload” diet.

And get fat on information but never do the necessary exercise (taking action) for long enough to see success.

That’s why you need to go on a “low information” diet right now.

Cut out all the noise and distractions.

Choose ONE method to focus on.

And work, STEP BY STEP, until you see success with it.

And the good news is that simple A to Z “low info” method is available here:

Enjoy your new diet,



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Email #8

This email is using the PAS formula by explaining why they open these emails and further agitates the problem by describing the struggles they are most likely going through.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Uses examples and focuses on the struggles of what the subscriber is probably going through.
  • Shows that the problem is very real and will not be solved by buying various products, that there’s an A-Z solution waiting for them.
  • It sparks urgency by saying that the solution is there for them and all they’d need to do is invest their time and effort into the A-Z course.

Subject: I know EXACTLY why you open these emails…

Because you aren’t making as much money as you like…

…and you’re willing to make a change.

And your life isn’t exactly how you want it to be.

That’s why I got into online marketing too.

That’s why we ALL get into it.

No one who is happy and comfortable in life with their situation decides to try internet marketing.

You want to make a positive change to your life.

Me too.

Even still now there’s changes I want to make.

So here’s what you need to do…

Online marketing is a REAL business and must be treated like one.

If you treat it as a hobby then that’s all it ever will be.

Sure you’ll have some fun with it.

And get some distraction from the mundane day to day grind.

But you’ll never make any REAL money from it.

Or have it change your life.

It’ll just waste more of your precious time and money with no results.

But treat it like a REAL business.

In which you invest time and money into the RIGHT things…

…then good things will happen and it will reward you like a CEO gets rewarded.

And you’ll make the huge positive changes in your life you always dreamed of.

So it’s about time you put down the shiny toys.

Decluttered your mind from the info-overload.

Stopped buying things you don’t need.

And stopped chasing brand new systems and business models.

And instead lay the foundations for a REAL, solid, business that lasts for a lifetime.

No more playing around it’s time to get serious about this.

There’s a simple step by step, A to Z formula, that you can follow.

And no one can help you succeed with this formula more than these two here:

Thank me later,



Email #9

This email is using fear and scarcity to get my audience to take action or they would be too late.

It uses a story to describe the average Joe who may be putting things off and then miss out.

Analysis of why this email works:

  • It uses urgency and scarcity from the subject line and in the email.
  • It highlights the common mistakes people make when putting off a great investment.
  • Scarcity and fear is used as the email mentions that the course is only on sale for a limited time.

Subject: Get this RIGHT NOW before it’s too late

I’ve seen this happen far too many times…

Tons of people miss out on something they REALLY wanted because they procrastinated on it.

They put it off to the last minute and then forget or get busy.

And then suddenly when it’s not available anymore they’re mailing me like mad asking for a second chance I can’t give them.

Don’t be that person.

You don’t want to regret this later.

The bottom line is this…

If you don’t take action on this now you’ll miss out.

Because this offer ends today.

And when it comes back online in 2017 it will be at it’s usual price which is WAY higher than the discount one on offer right now.

Remember this is a Black Friday special price not usually available.

Here’s the thing:

You say you want change in your life.

And you say you’re serious about it.

And I believe you otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this email.

So take the action you need to take and invest in the training you need here:

Enjoy your day,



Email #10

This email is straight to the point and short which makes it easy to read for my audience.

It also uses logic so my audience knows that they should be taking action but we are assuming that they are not.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It uses logic in the subject line “You know this BUT you’re still not doing it?” and makes the subscriber want to open and find out what they are not doing.
  • It highlights the obvious needs of a business to be successful “Sales are the key to all businesses” so by not taking action on the purchase, it wouldn’t make sense for them.
  • “Invest in your future…” if the subscriber cares about their future then they would find it logical to take action.
  • Also uses scarcity and fear as the email mentions that this is a limited time sale.

Subject: You know this BUT you’re still not doing it?

You know this…

SALES are the key to ALL businesses.

You can set up websites.

You can create content.

You can put affiliate links all over the web.

You can mess around with social media.

You can buy all the shiny new products and tools of the month.

You can do all the other 10001 seemingly endless things an online business needs.

But unless you make SALES none of the other stuff matters.

And you know what:

Most people get so caught up in all the other stuff that they FORGET about the selling part.

Or at the very least don’t focus on it enough.

It’s the most important part.

The ONLY part that really matters.

And I get it:

Selling has a bad reputation.

But if you’re not interested in selling stuff to your audience.

Then how do you ever plan to make any money?

This is business not a charity.

And selling need not be bad.

You sell stuff that solves peoples problems.

Not selling them stuff they don’t need.

Think about it:

If someone has a problem and you sell them the solution you’ve done a great thing, haven’t you?

You’re not a charity you can’t be expected to put all the time and effort into solving their problems for free.

And it’s not a difficult thing to sell ethicaly when you know how.

It just revolves around some basic foundations and a solid system.

But most people gloss over it and get caught up in the other smaller moving parts.

Or get scared to try and sell.

Don’t be that person.

Invest in the step by step ISFN training and foundations you need to make BIG changes to your future.

Invest in the guidance you need from the 2 online business experts behind ISFN who’ve been there and done it all.

As is ISFN is followed correctly soon you’ll be making sales day in day out on auto-pilot.

And your life WILL change thanks to ISFN.

And you have to make this investment in ISFN before it’s too late as there’s only a few hours left now.

Invest in ISFN and your future here:

You won’t regret this,



Email #11:

The headline in this email would make people want to click as it describes a certain desire  (i.e. “type of income”.)

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It shares a personal story and experience that the subscriber can relate to.
  • It uses a certain desire “recurring income” and uses the course to provide as a way to meet that desire.
  • It uses scarcity by saying that it won’t be available after a few hours.




Subject: I LOVE this type of income…

There’s one type of income I love more than any other…


It comes in on auto-pilot month after month and keeps on growing.

My membership site provides just that.

And if there’s a better type of income I just don’t know it.

Imagine if you woke up on the 1st of every month to see your Paypal balance so full of recurring income payments…

…that you had already covered all your bills and expenses for the month.

You could literally sit back and do nothing for the rest of the month if you chose to.

And any money you made after that would be a LOVELY bonus.

That’s the type of business model and income methods you’ll learn inside the ISFN training.

Omar and Melinda Martin have been doing this very business model for close to 10 years now.

And they have perfected it.

And they have documented it STEP by STEP so that anyone can follow it regardless of their experience or skill.

If you want to learn an evergreen business model that provides passive, recurring, income month after month…

…then you need to get involved with this too.

So stay ahead of the curve and get inside before the opportunity vanishes in a few hours:

> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

Here’s to your recurring income,



Email #12

This email uses final warning to get my audience off the fence.

It not only mentions that this is a limited time sale but it urges subscribers to take action unless they are not serious about their future (logic).

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • Final warning urges subscribers to take action.
  • Quick and straight to the point. Subscribers know there are no opportunities to get the product after this email.
  • It taps into emotion by saying without buying this product, everything will remain the same and that they will continue to struggle.

Subject: You’re cutting it close…

It’s down to the wire now…

The deadline for getting inside ‘ISFN’ is midnight tonight.

Any later than that and you’ll be forced to pay a huge price increase.

Remember this is a Black Friday weekend special and is hugely discounted.

So don’t let that happen to you.

And remember:

You’re reading these emails because you’re curious about the system.

And you’re on this list because you want the information and training you need to change your life.

That opportunity you need is right here and for a hugely discounted price.

But if you don’t get off the fence and invest now then nothing will change.

Please take action now before it’s too late if you’re serious about changing your life:

>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN

All the best,



Email #13

This email is sparking fear by using a “final warning” subject line.

Subscribers would feel like they will miss out if they do not jump off the fence for this deal and also that they would be paying much more after this black Friday sale.

Analysis of why this email worked:

  • It highlights the fact that the price will be bumped up and may not be available after Black Friday.
  • By saying “if you’re ready to invest in your future” is basically telling the subscriber that if they are serious then they should take action now.
  • It builds scarcity and fear of missing out on ever getting this product.

Subject: This is your final notice…

My last ever email about this…

ISFN is about to close now.

The huge Black Friday discount is about to vanish.

And after midnight whenever this re-opens the price will be significantly higher.

If you don’t take action on this now I can only assume you are already happy with your income.

And that you have the perfect life you always dreamed of.

Because for anyone who doesn’t yet have an online business or is not making the income in they want…

…this is the perfect STEP BY STEP product with nothing missing.

And from two of the most trusted marketers on the internet.

So by not investing in it, especially at this super low price, I can only assume everything is perfect for you right now.

If that’s the case, then fantastic I’m happy for you.

I know personally I still want more out of life.

And if you do too then you owe it to yourself and your family to invest now before the chance is lost.

I’m not trying to pressure you it’s just that as your trusted mentor I believe that you need this.

And thought you wanted my help and advice.

So if you’re ready to invest in your future you need to get ISFN now.

Do it here now before it’s too late:
>> http://nichehacks.com/ISFN
Over and out,



Other Email Campaigns Lessons And Templates You Can Try:


My Strategy: Why I Had Low Conversion Rates

My conversion rate was low at just 3.34% compared to the average 4.88% obtained by all affiliates.

I spoke with Omar’s JV manager about this and they think it may be because I didn’t do a bonus offer whereas most other affiliates did.

It’s possible.

But I was short on time and don’t always do a bonus on the low priced launches.

I’ve won many contests before without them.

So it’s hard to say what caused that low conversion rate really.

But anyway here’s the really good bit…


Here's the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)...

Here’s the type of bonuses I usually include (this one was used for Commission Black Ops)…


My 4 Key Takeaways:


1. The Crush Campaign Works, But….

It built urgency throughout the launch and played on scarcity well-urging people to take action.

Though it didn’t result in an extraordinary sales volume and I believe I could have done similar levels by emailing less.

Further testing is needed to see if it’s effective over my usual strategy

…which consists of 2 emails per day, AM and PM, until the final day when 3 or 4 emails are sent.

But overall if you don’t have an email strategy yet, the Crush Campaign works so use it.


2. You Cannot Just Email Once or Twice

Many of your audience need to be reminded continuously and exposed to a product before they buy.

You cannot assume if they are interested they will buy and just sent a couple of emails.

You need to give them multiple reasons to buy and multiple reminders.

People sit on the fence or put things off.

So emailing often keeps it fresh in their mind and builds in scarcity and urgency.


3. Bonus Offers Can Help You Sell More

Though not essential as I mentioned earlier.

There’s no doubt for some buyers these are a key incentive.

If your audience is on multiple lists…. which they are.

And they see one marketer offering an extra $500 or whatever in bonuses over you.

Then many will choose that option.

So try and create a bonus package that adds value to the offer.

I find the best bonus is to find a weakness or something missing in the main product.

And offer something which addresses or solves that weakness.

I was very short on time for this launch and created my promo at the last minute.

So I just didn’t have the time to create one.


Nader’s thoughts: As Stuart mentioned, bonuses may help increase sales and many affiliates will agree with this.

You have to remember that a lot of affiliate marketers are going to be involved in the same launch as you (or any selling that you do really) so one way to stand out from the crowd is by offering bonuses.

You can do this by simply offering your blog content, lead magnet bonuses, PDF’s, etc. 



4. A to Z Courses Are An Easy Sell And a Win-Win For Everyone

I have nothing against simple front end products which address 1 particular thing.

But there’s no doubt A to Z products and step by step courses are great.

They give you a roadmap from start to finish with nothing missing.

Which is what most people need as piecing together the puzzle can be tricky.

Online marketing is a big minefield with a lot of noise so an A to Z course can solve that issue.

If you can find high-quality A to Z courses to promote….then do so.

You benefit and your audience benefit.

So those were my takeaways.


Nader’s thoughts: Don’t hestiate to promote high priced courses.

Stuart has mentioned in this post that higher priced courses may sell less but they make up for it by bringing in higher commissions.

Your audience will want this stuff and are willing to pay for it. 


Your 3 Key Takeaways

These takeaways are what should be what you’re taking from this post.

You can’t expect something so successful to be only learned by one person as it can be replicated for virtually any niche.

As you probably know, an email list is a crucial key to having a constant flow of traffic to your site.

Without it, your website is at the mercy of Google and their rankings.

As a beginner or someone who isn’t as advanced as I am with email marketing, you should be taking away the simplest lessons here so you can start using it right away…


1. Email Hard And Often

This launch was done over the course of 3 days and blasted an epic launch that gained not only for me but hundreds of subscribers an A-Z course that they thoroughly enjoyed (2.56% refund rate).


2. Market And Tap Into Emotions

Email marketing is not about you, but your subscribers.

You owe it to them to understand emotionally why they need the product / service that you are promoting.

Use different templates (fear, logic, gain, etc).


3. People Are Buying All Year Round

Although this launch was based on a Black Friday sale, there are some nice sales / launches that happen all year and it really doesn’t matter what season it is.

Your subscribers are buying, whether you’re emailing or not.

If you’re not promoting solid products / service because you think you can’t do it, then someone else will just gain the sale.

So it’s okay to promote different launches throughout the year.


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Final Words

Black Friday is a great time online to make money.

People are in buying mode and want to treat themselves.

And it’s NOT limited to physical products either.

So get involved if you can.

And be sure to promote high-quality products with good discounts.

Plus make use of mailing campaigns like the Crush Campaign if you haven’t figured out your own strategy yet.

And definitely email daily and multiple times per day, at least 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this email and the results.

Thanks again for studying my emails and investing in the course if you did.



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19 Sep

Affiliate Beware: 11 Things NOT-To-Do With Amazon's Associate Program

Vector lightning symbolIf you’re at all active in the Niche Hacks Private Mastermind Group, you’ll probably know me as the website monetization guy.

What most people don’t know is that I’ve also done Amazon Affiliates for over five years and have actually sold quite a few successful websites.

Over at MonetizePros, my team and I have been teaching people how to create a blog and as a part of that, I’ve built up a huge list of Amazon Affiliate niches that we’ll soon be sharing with our readers (and Niche Hacks readers).

During the process of finding those 1,000+ niches and keywords, I manually visited and inspected over 2,500 different Amazon Affiliate websites and the majority of them repeat the same mistakes over and over again.



What You’ll Learn

  • The common mistakes Amazon affiliates make
  • How to avoid being banned from Amazons Associates program
  • The best type of content and call to actions for affiliate marketing
  • Branding yourself to look more credible and trustworthy


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1244 expensive Amazon products click here or the image below)


Here’s a NOT-To-Do List for Amazon Affiliates


1. Listing Prices

This is a big one.

There’s two reasons you should avoid this.

First of all, it can get you banned from Amazon Associates.

They change their prices very often and most affiliate marketers don’t update old posts on their niche sites as often, so products get misrepresented.

That’s why Amazon has made it a rule that you’re not allowed to state exact prices in your content.

It’s tempting, because they sometimes offer crazy discounts – but it’s not worth the risk.

Secondly, one of the best ways to get click-throughs is through curiosity.

The majority of my Amazon Affiliate clicks come from review posts, where I’ve added a button after listing all of the pro’s of the product, asking to “check the price on Amazon.com”.

If you mention the price right away, they’ve lost one reason to click to Amazon and you’ve lost a potential 24-hour cookie that might lead to a sale.


2. Not Linking to Amazon

I cannot even believe I’ve got to list this but it’s an extremely common problem.

We’ve all started to write “skyscraper” content as our homepages but many marketers seem to forget to link from the products listed on that page.

Every time you mention a product name, every time you have a picture of a product and every time you’ve said something amazing about it – include a call to action and a link to Amazon.

I know some people are afraid of getting penalized for having too many affiliate links but it’s really not that big of a problem, especially if you nofollow the links.

In an average product review I tend to have at least one link to Amazon per 100 words and that’s fine with Google.


3. Not Nofollowing Affiliate Links

Doing SEO for niche sites is pretty tough (unless you’ve read this post) because links tend to be harder to obtain.

That’s why it’s critical to have your on-page SEO in perfect order.

Even though we really can’t take this guy seriously, Google’s Matt Cutts has stated again and again that all of the affiliate links on your website should be nofollow.

Well, screw him, that’s not the main reason why we’re doing it.

The problem is that in Amazon niches you’re often competing with Amazon product pages themselves and as you probably know – there’s nothing worse than linking to your competitors!

Nofollow your links and stop making Amazon’s product pages more powerful than your own site.


4. Not Investing In Design

Just because we have this amazing opportunity of starting a business for only fifty dollars a year, doesn’t mean that it’s the smartest way of doing it.

Amazon affiliate websites have been popular among marketers for 7-8 years now and trust me, the average person is starting to recognize them.

Stop using the default WordPress theme and text-headers or Fiverr logos.

Stop copy pasting your iWriter articles in the editor and hitting publish.

Think about the design of your website, the design of your content and the “image” of your site.

Whether this means investing in a good, premium WordPress theme or hiring an actual designer is up to you, but something needs to change.

Having a professional-looking affiliate site will help you:

  • Get higher conversion rates
  • Attract more backlinks
  • Give you more opportunities for link-building


5. Leaving Dates On your Articles

This is a much bigger deal than you may think.

You should hide the dates on all of your reviews and articles.

Most of the stuff you’ll post on the site is evergreen, but that’s not the way the customer will see it.

If you’re looking to buy a new keyboard and read a glowing review from 2013, that’s not going to convince you.

In those three years, hundreds and hundreds of better, upgraded keyboards have come out and your stuff is irrelevant.

Delete the dates and most people will not even question it.

Your content is taken seriously.


6. Posting Too Short Content

Back in 2012, affiliate marketing was super easy.

You order a 500 word article for $5, add a picture and your affiliate link and with a little bit of effort, you’ll be ranking for your super-secret longtail keyword.

In 2016 this doesn’t really work anymore, yet so many people are still doing it.

Why are pillar articles as homepages so popular? Because it works?

Just look at The Wirecutter, likely one of the biggest Amazon Affiliate websites. Every single review and post they write is upwards of 4,000 words, sometimes even over 10,000.

Put your longtail keywords into groups and write one big 2,000 word article on the subject and do some link-building.

Your traffic will increase substantially. (See Stuart’s 101 traffic hacks for more traffic)

No post should be under 1,000 words and when you do a content audit on your site, you’ll see that it probably makes sense to go in and delete a lot of the crap you posted a few years ago.


7. EMD Instead of Brand

Exact match domain names still work in 2016, there’s no doubt about that.

Even after Google devalued them, when you look at the top results for low competition keywords, the benefits are still obvious.

In spite of that, it’s still a short-sighted approach to creating an Amazon Affiliate business.

First of all, it makes it super obvious to a customer in 2016 that you’re just doing it for the affiliate commission and your content cannot be trusted.

Combine it with a few other mistakes from this post and you’ll be seeing a conversion rate around 2-5%.

Secondly, it heavily limits the potential of your website.

An EMD locks you down in one niche and there’s not much you can do about it.

Go with a brand name and once you’ve dominated your initial niche, you’ve got plenty of room (and authority) to tackle other markets.

For example, if your initial niche is electric guitars, don’t start with “electricguitarjudge.com” but go for something like “Musicious.com”


8. No Social Proof

Social proof is huge when you’re doing research on something.

If you see that other people trust a resource, you’re more likely to trust them as well.

When you’ve created a Facebook fan page for your niche site and have three likes on it (you, your mom and your dog) then please don’t add it to the sidebar of your website.

It’s basically screaming to the reader that they’re one of the first people to ever listen to you and it makes them insecure.

The second social proof aspect is comments.

A lot of niche sites show their most recent posts in the sidebar and there’s a little bubble showing the amount of comments – it tends to be zero.

Getting legitimate comments on niche sites is pretty hard until you’ve hit #1 for your main keywords.

There’s an easy work-around for this.

Go to your WordPress comments manager, click edit on any spam comment that someone has left and delete their website link, change the comment, add a new name and write your own comment!

Try to add at least 3-4 fake comments for each post you publish and people will not only trust the site a little more, they’ll also be more likely to leave a comment themselves.


9. Keyword Stuffing

Yes, it’s great for SEO to have your big pages named with keywords and it’s even better to have them in the menu with keywords as internal links.

But it’s not worth it.

Sure you may get a little better rankings from this little “trick” but it kills the user experience of the site in most cases and makes it look spammy for a visitor. (Stop users from bouncing off with this copywriting technique)

Stick to the basics and use categories like “Start Here” “Price Ranges” “Brands” “Reviews” “How-To” “Accessories” and so on and so forth.

Getting more visitors is great but there’s no point in it if your site is impossible to navigate and looks spammy – we’re after sales not traffic numbers, after all.


10. Not Having Affiliate Disclosure

This is another easy way to get your Amazon Affiliate account banned.

Every single website that promotes even one product from Amazon has to have the affiliate disclosure.

I usually add it to the footer of my website in a small font, but it’s also okay to create a separate “disclosure” page.

Here’s the text you have to add:

[Insert your name] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to [insert the applicable site name (amazon.com)].”


(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 1244 expensive Amazon products click here or the image below)


11. Only Having Reviews

If your website looks like one long sales page instead of a resource for buyers, most people are going to hit the back button immediately.

Make sure that you’ve also got educational content about your niche.

For most of these, you still have the option to monetize the post but through other methods (i.e. Clickbank).

If you’ve got a website about digital pianos, write a few posts about how to play the piano.

Explain it as much as possible and in the end you can promote a piano playing course through Clickbank.

This makes your site look like a legitimate resource, shows Google that you’re an authority and not just posting about products and it’s an opportunity to generate more traffic in your niche.

Although these visitors will not have high buyer intent, a lot of them will still end up reading your other articles and getting your Amazon cookie.


Final Words

While it may be easy to break these rules, it’s definitely not worth risking your associates account over.

Many have gone through the horror of reading that email from Amazon “We regret to inform you…” (You can imagine the rest).

These are simple to follow, but yet common mistakes that many affiliates make.

Leave your questions, comments and what you plan to do after reading this post…


Karl Kangur runs MonetizePros.com, the biggest resource on website monetization and display advertising. He has over 8 years of experience in the game and loves playing with Google.




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30 Jan

Affiliate Marketing Trends 2016: 37 Experts Share Their Thoughts On The Future Of Affiliate Marketing

Changes are coming and the question is…

Are you ready for them?

The growth and focus on mobile responsive websites as well as authority websites seemed be  the trend of 2015.

But it seems there’s so much more that’s happening as we move further away from traditional “niche” sites that are based around one or two products.

We’ve asked 37 top affiliate marketing experts to share the insights and challenges they see coming up in 2016 and their solutions/suggestions to take advantage of upcoming trends and changes.

(See how you can make your own coupon site)

Here’s their answers…



  1. Drazen Prastalo, founder of IncomeMesh.com
  2. David Schnieder, CEO and co-founder of Ninja Outreach
  3. Sean Si, founder of SEO Hacker and Qeryz
  4.  Justin Cooke, founder of EmpireFlippers
  5. Zac Johnson, founder of Blogging.org
  6. Tor Refsland, founder of TimeManagementChef
  7. Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, blogs at NeilPatel.com
  8. Brian Lang, founder of Small Business Ideas Blog
  9. Karl Kangur, partner and editor in chief at MonetizePros
  10. Robbie Richards, blogs at RobbieRichards.com
  11. Dennis Seymour, co-founder of LeapFroggr
  12. Tom Hunt, founder of Virtual Valley
  13. Evgeniy Garkaviy, co-founder of Marches Hour
  14. Marko Seric, founder of HowToMakeMyBlog.com
  15. Matt Wolfe, founder of MultiplyAuthority.com
  16. Marcus Miller, head of SEO, PPC & digital marketing at BowlerHat.co.uk
  17. Adam Connell, founder of BloggingWizard.com
  18. Tim Soulo, head of marketing at Ahrefs
  19. Kristi Hines, freelance writer and blogs at KristiHines.com
  20. Gael Breton, co-founder of Authority Hacker
  21. Lauren, founder of From Corporate To Career Freedom
  22. Dominic Wells, founder of  HumanProofDesigns
  23. Giles Thomas, conversion optimization expert and founder of AcquireConvert
  24. Tung Tran, founder of Cloud Living
  25. Hernan Vazquez, co-founder of Semantic Mastery

  26. Kam Jennings, founder of Adventures On The River
  27. Chris Guthrie, founder of UpFuel.com
  28. Josh Coffy, founder of Flight Media
  29. Douglas Cunnington, founder of Niche Site Project
  30. Dr Paul Johnson, editor of A Luxury Travel Blog
  31. Harris Schachter, founder of Optimize Prime
  32. Venchito Tampon, CEO and co-founder of SharpRocket
  33. Al-Amin Kabir, founder of Marketever
  34. Adam Nolan, blogs at AdamNolan.com
  35. Adithya Murali, inbound marketer at TechWyse Internet Marketing
  36. Michael Erickson, founder and CEO of Search Scientists
  37. Terry Kyle, founder of SEO Traffic Hacks



Drazen Prastalo, founder of IncomeMesh.com

Affiliate marketing won’t change drastically in 2016, those who were successful in 2015 will remain successful if they continue to follow the same principles.

The affiliate formula is always the same – find out what people need or desire (pain points) and put the solution in front of them.

Now, what separates successful affiliates from unsuccessful ones is persistence (most of the time).

Yes, we all fail from occasionally, but the ones who keep going are the ones who succeed in the end.

From my personal experience finding the solution for people’s problems and showing it to them in a clearest way possible, is the way to go.

Sure, traffic matters, but you don’t need tens of thousands monthly visitors to make money online. I have about 3000 visits per month and I make between $500-$1000 promoting affiliate products.

I do that by presenting the products in a bit different way, answering all the question a potential buyer could have and I do my best to show a live demo of each tool/product I recommend.

You can see what I mean in my Thrive Leads Review article.

For everyone starting in affiliate marketing I would suggest to be as descriptive as possible when reviewing products.

Use unique images, videos and text. Write longer articles, format your articles nicely and optimize your website for SEO.

First impression matters too, so make sure your website looks nice, but keep the usability and functionality at the highest rate possible.

In short, if you want to be successful in affiliate marketing in 2016, make sure to be different, to over-deliver and to answer all the questions your visitors might have (so that they don’t need to look for it elsewhere).




David Schnieder, CEO and co-founder of Ninja Outreach

Affiliate marketing is done through the medium, which customers want to buy.

Traditionally this has been content but now I believe we are seeing more and more people move to video, as that is what people want to consume.

Therefore, one trend I see is video playing a larger role in affiliate marketing, which will inevitably give rise to video search engines like YouTube (already important, but easily overlooked).

Additionally, we are seeing more and more marketers using personalized drip campaigns that are highly triggered based on user behavior.

This makes complete sense to me, and I believe it will start to catch on now that lower cost tools are available like Drip (not cheap, but affordable).






Sean Si, founder of SEO Hacker and Qeryz

What key trends will shape 2016 affiliate marketing strategies?

I think Affiliate Marketing will increase on eCommerce products and will see a massive segmentation on SaaS products – basically due to SaaS products are vastly increasing and eCommerce is rising in usage, visits and popularity.

Is it all about mobile? More quality traffic? More copywriting and content?

Personalization? Focusing on user experience?

I think mobile affiliate marketing is very interesting if mobile websites and payment gateways can make affiliate purchasing (or purchasing in general) to have a seamless, friction-less experience for mobile.

Everything’s compressed and simple in mobile browsing – so if mobile purchasing could be as compressed and simple in 2016, I think affiliate marketing could see a huge boost in sales volume.

The Google-backed Accelerated Mobile Pages could also prove to be a powerful way for affiliate marketers to earn through publishing – and distributing those publications to mobile apps that take advantage of AMP loading such as Flipboard and the Native Twitter app.

How can affiliate marketers best grow and engage their audience for the new year?

Email marketing. I think it’s been proven and tested that email is the best converting and retention method that affiliate marketers use.

There’s tons of data to back my statement out there. Email is changing drastically. Google is making it so – as well as the other multiple email plugins and integration out there such as Streak and Hubspot’s Sidekick.


sean si



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 Justin Cooke, founder of EmpireFlippers

In the last few years, we’ve seen a ton of standard, run-of-the-mill affiliate sites.

You know the type – those niche-specific Amazon review sites that aren’t well differentiated and don’t have terribly helpful content.

There are two things I’d love to see in 2016:

1. Honest, heads-up review sites.

This probably wouldn’t work if you’re comparing one set of belts to another, but what if you were to create in-depth, meaty write-ups on CRM’s for small-medium sized businesses? (i.e. Salesforce Vs. Microsoft Dynamics) Optin Software? (Leadpages Vs. Unbounce)

If you look at most of the reviews for this software you’ll find fairly crappy content in systems that have no data (probably test accounts?) from marketers, not real users. Can’t we do better than that as affiliates?

2. Blended monetization methods

Instead of your standard niche Amazon affiliate site, why not take a more holistic view of the visitors? What problems are they trying to solve? Are there any infoproducts or paid communities that might be a good fit for them?

These are the kind of questions that will lead to more opportunities for affiliate marketers.

It will be interesting to see how 2016 shapes out.


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imageedit_2_5494365986Zac Johnson, founder of Blogging.org

Having been in the industry for 20 years now, I’ve been able to see a lot of transitions in affiliate marketing over the years.

People are always saying this will change and that will change… but at the end of the day, it’s about changing your business with the environment.

Affiliate marketing is always going to be here (in one form or another) and it’s always going to make money as long as you continue to focus on the value provided and user experience.

Yes, yes… you’ve heard that before — but as cliche as it sounds, it is the real business model behind legitimate online businesses that make money year after year.

Anyone can make money with a fly-by-night ad campaign or website, but if you want to make long-term money, you need to think like a real business.

Here are some key tips to help you find more success with affiliate marketing in 2016.

  • Find a niche and work really hard at becoming the authority in that space (especially if you are focusing on a brand or being a well-known expert). The more you niche down and have an exact audience, the easier this will be to accomplish.


  • Google is still Google. The best traffic is still coming from Google, plain and simple. When someone searches for something in Google and they find what they are looking for, that is a working business model. Put in the time and effort to create something that provides value time and time again and your site will rank higher and work for you while you sleep.


  • Link building is still a top priority. No matter what “SEO experts” say and how many Google updates come out, at the end of the day, if you want to rank ahead of the competition you need to acquire high-quality backlinks to your site.Guest blogging, infographics, PR and social media are all great methods for increasing backlinks. Need even more ideas? Check out this list from Backlinko.

YOU are the business! For most affiliate marketers, it’s a one-man operation. This means you are going to be responsible for your own success and failure.

Don’t let one winning campaign get to your head.

Instead, think about how you can grow and scale into something much bigger — this includes building out your own sites, ad campaigns, mailing lists and actually owning the data and products you are selling.

Affiliate marketing is here to stay, now you need to make sure you get the most out of it in 2016!



(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)



Tor Refsland, founder of TimeManagementChef

If you are an affiliate marketer and have more than 10 niche sites just waiting to take off, please raise you hand.

Just as I thought, almost everyone.

What if I told you that you could do far better in your business if you only focused on one website? (Yes, you read correct.)

You have probably heard the saying: people hate to be sold to, but they love to buy.

Who do people buy from?

If you answered, “from people they know, like and trust”, a high five to you! *SLAP*

How can you get people to know, like and trust you?

By creating engaging content that solves your audience’s biggest struggle for free.

As the successful Internet marketer, Eben Pagan, says: “It’s all about lowering the free-line”.

This means that you are giving away more valuable content for free than your competitors.

Key trends for affiliate marketing in 2016:

  • The affiliate marketers that will do great in 2016, will be the ones that:
  • Are able to put their personality out there and stand out
  • Create awesome personalized content for their audience
  • Who are able to attract the right clients
  • Who are managing to build their brand fast

And there is one key to building your online brand fast…

Have a blogger outreach strategy.

Nothing is more important than to build relationships with other influential marketers.

If you have built great genuine relationships with 5 influential affiliate marketers, you could create win-win opportunities:

  • By promoting their stuff (which you knew was top notch) to your email list
  • By promoting your stuff (if you have your own products) to their list, which would increase conversion, since they would already saying nice things about you.
  • If you don’t have any products, you could become a “broker”. Matching great affiliate products to affiliate marketers, taking a 5-10% fee by putting great deals together.

You are probably thinking: “Okay, Tor. I get it. Networking with other influential marketers is important. But does it really help to build your brand fast?”

Great question indeed.

Judge for yourself.

In achieved the following in my first year of blogging:

Got 2000 targeted Twitter followers in 38 days (free traffic) – I now have about 12 300 followers

  • Wrote a post that generated 20,231 page views in 6 days, 1500+ social shares and 80 comments
  • Increased my email list in 779 subscribers in 60 days (by working 40 days)
  • I got featured on 85 blogs within my first year of blogging.

Nothing of that would have been possible if it wasn’t for my blogger outreach strategy.

Want to hear something really cool?

When I launch my next product, which will be of high quality and a good match for the influencers I know, I can probably get many of them to become an affiliate.




Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, blogs at NeilPatel.com

Affiliate marketing will become harder in 2016.

Sure as you already know it is shifting towards mobile and tablets, but people are getting used to the concept of affiliate marketing.

Consumers will be less likely to just click on links… as an affiliate you will have to spend more time creating valuable content and educating before you generate the sale.


Nader’s thoughts: People just won’t click on anything. Users are more aware of affiliate marketing so they’ll be careful with who they trust. 

So you, as a marketer, will need to figure out how you can help your visitors (do make sure you found your niche first so you know what to solve for your readers) as much as possible before sending them off to an affiliate link.

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Brian Lang, founder of Small Business Ideas Blog

Many things will remain the same for affiliate marketing in 2016 – affiliate marketers will still have to provide value to their audience and work hard to grow their following.

As far as changes, I believe that opportunities will continue to grow on mobile for affiliate marketing and affiliate marketing will continue to grow beyond North America and expand into global markets.


Nader’s thoughts: Marketers should work smart in the sense of work quality, they need to position themselves as an authority in their niche or they’ll struggle to grow a following. 






Karl Kangur, partner and editor in chief at MonetizePros

More and more people will start treating their affiliate websites as businesses.

A lot of beginners are still struggling with affiliate marketing and in most scenarios, it’s because they’re following “the old model”.

They’re outsourcing low quality, short content and just throwing something up on the web.

As Brian Dean and many others have demonstrated with guides like the skyscraper technique – quality content is key for both SEO, social traffic and most importantly, conversions.

I think that’s where we’re headed now.

A lot of the “old school” niche marketers are revamping their sites with better and better content, focusing more on the user, their problems and their experience.

Another key trend seems to be the death of “one-off” niche sites.

People are now understanding that the typical Adsense / affiliate template of picking one super specific keyword and building a whole site about it isn’t the way to go long-term.

Authority sites are on the rise and I believe that’s a good thing for the industry.








Robbie Richards, blogs at RobbieRichards.com

I think most of the same affiliate marketing techniques will prove effective at generating revenue in 2016.

Even with competition intensifying and new niches popping up seemingly every hour, the old school battle tested affiliate strategies will hold strong.

Here are 4 strategies that worked really well for me in 2015, and where I will continue to focus in 2016:

1. Long form review posts

Check search volume around “review” and “tutorial” related keywords for your affiliate products.

For example, this Thrive Leads review and SEMrush tutorial are arguably the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere online.

They both rank top 5 in Google and drive a lot of middle funnel traffic that converts pretty well.

2. Leverage influencer opinion to sell affiliate products 

Where possible target “best [product]” keywords with expert roundups.

Here is an example.

In the post 58 online marketing experts rated SEMrush the #1 keyword research tool.

It ranks #1 in Google for it’s target keyword and drives a ton of targeted traffic each month.

Influencer ratings and an exclusive trial code generate new signups every day.

3. Leverage your email list

This one is HUGE. Specifically, there are two ways I’ve found this to work well.

First, set up an upsell series.

For example, I’m in the process of building out an affiliate autoresponder for anyone downloading my content promotion eBook.

As soon as the subscriber confirms their email address, they will be redirected to a thank you page with a video sale letter that sells a small ($7) tripwire offer (eg. how to rank expert roundups #1 in Google).

When someone buys the tripwire they are then redirected to a core offer page where I will upsell them into a paid affiliate online marketing course.

This series is effective in capturing the lead with a free eBook, instantly turning the lead into a customer (tripwire) and then maximizing affiliate revenue with a higher ticket upsell.

Second, I’m using Thrive Leads to build smart links.

When someone clicks from my email to a blog post they don’t see any opt-in forms.

This is redundant. Instead, they see a popup that promotes a relevant affiliate products.

4. More email 

You don’t have to write a blog post to promote affiliate products.

Treat your site and list like a business.

Don’t be afraid to send promotional emails every so often.

And, use video and short email tutorials to deliver value without selling. Educate and build trust with your audience.

A couple no-brainers to end.

Make sure you’re targeting top funnel keywords and driving those visitors through some type of affiliate autoresponder series.

Use middle funnel keywords with “best”, “review”, “tutorial”, “comparison” modifiers to bring in more middle funnel traffic that tends to convert better.

Make sure your site is FAST and mobile-friendly.





imageedit_11_2442202743Dennis Seymour, co-founder of LeapFroggr

To be honest, the affiliate marketing game hasn’t changed much.

We just have new technology, media and networks to play with.

For me, media that lets people feel connected to you will have the best converting results which is why blogs with loyal followers and email subscribers has consistently converted people over the years.

There’s not much to say that hasn’t been said over the years.

For the next year, audio, specifically podcasting will have an even bigger role compared to this year.

I can see the trend due to the rise of this type of media being more and more accessible.

More and more shows are being produced and the producers are getting better at pushing affiliate products in a subtle way.

Using audio is one of the fastest ways for people to feel connected with you so this will only get bigger over time.For those that are comfortable with video, then this is definitely your media of choice.

It converts really well because like audio, it connects you to the person watching it.

And it’s pretty “under the radar” with all the new up n’ coming vloggers, it still doesn’t get much “press” in terms of affiliate marketing.

Though a lot of people “hear” or “know” that video is a big deal, not much people actually jump in. It’s not as crowded as blogging, that’s for sure.

Want to see examples?

Hop on to YouTube, find shows with 50k-200k++ subscribers and you will see that they have “sponsors” but they are also affiliates for as well.





imageedit_59_4262466140Tom Hunt, founder of Virtual Valley

As the barriers to entry continue to lower, I believe the proliferation of content that we have seen during the past couple of years will only increase.

I think that each and everyone of us online marketers has a choice…

Your success will come down to your ability to create a connection with your audience.

If people truly believe that you care about their results, regardless of your niche, you will remain relevant (as will be proved by your revenues).

However, if you just pump out bland, cookie-cutter content that does not add value or more importantly: connect with your audience… you will get lost in the noise.

So, which will it be?





imageedit_25_5148888386Evgeniy Garkaviy, co-founder of Marches Hour

Personally for me I do not think that affiliate marketing will be completely different in 2016.

I think it will continue moving in the segment of mobile, more quality traffic, more personalized content and focusing on user experience.

But if you look at affiliate marketing in 2016 and in 2012 for example, you will see that it has greatly changed. I want to say more about each part of affiliate marketing that you should definitely consider in 2016.

  1. ComScore says the number of mobile-only internet users now exceeds desktop-only and it means more focus on mobile website today than in 2015. Not having a mobile website or having not mobile friendly is a big mistake.


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Also in April 2015 Google added one more signal to their ranking algorithm – having a mobile-friendly website. It affects websites that do not display well on mobile devices.

  1. High quality content is more important than backlinks. Some people can’t agree with this hypothesis but very often when you create really quality content – backlinks come naturally and much more than you expected.
  2. Social media. Stop thinking about the number of followers and the number of post shares/retweets. Social media is not only about sharing but it is also about trust of your social account. If your followers see that you share only quality and relevant content, in future they will retweet it without reading. For example, I’m working on Hope Spring Twitter account for the past few months. And even now when we have a little less than 500 followers, our posts getting very good social activity. For example this one:

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  1. User experience. Google wants your content to be valuable and they want to show only quality content in TOP of the search results. This means, you should think about your site reader/buyer. Be sure they are not having troubles when viewing your website.

Landing pages must be optimized for the user and not for Google search or Google Adwords. When creating a new landing page, you need to keep user’s experience in mind.



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imageedit_41_7715950127Marko Seric, founder of HowToMakeMyBlog.com

For me the main trend is that things don’t change as fast as we think.

In 2016 there are still couple of key things you need to do well in order to be a great affiliate marketer.

These are the same things that also made you a great marketer last year and this year.

First you need to create content that fills the need of an audience.

Something great, something different, something they cannot get other places. Something that has a very natural and organic connection to the affiliate program you are promoting.

Second you need to get out there and reach out to this audience.

You need to go where they are and work on showing them value you can create in their lives in order to get them to come and visit your site.

If you do these things well you will provide value to an audience which will help you get great results for your affiliate offers too.

Good luck and all the best for 2016!


imageedit_68_5999403964Matt Wolfe, founder of MultiplyAuthority.com

2016 is going to be the year of the webinars.

Sure, webinars have been around forever but all of the tools that make webinars easy through Google Hangouts and all of the new automated webinar tools make doing webinars so much more accessible.

More and more people are catching on that doing live webinars is actually an easy way to make sales and that you don’t need to be selling your own product to be successful.

Combining easy Facebook ads with live and automated webinars to pitch a product as an affiliate (with a couple of your own added bonuses) will be the quick path to commissions.

The core things that have always worked will continue to work…

Growing a list, building a personal brand, creating a platform, and then recommending products from atop your platform is a fundamental affiliate marketing strategy.

Mixing live and automated webinars into the mix will create easy affiliate commissions.

That’s my prediction as well as a big part of my personal game plan.



imageedit_37_3483891312Marcus Miller, head of SEO, PPC & digital marketing at BowlerHat.co.uk

As with everything online where traffic is primarily driven by search and social there is one overall trend that will impact strategy in 2016 and beyond.

Fortunately, we can sum this up in a single word: quality.

A lot of the affiliate sites out there are driven by PBN’s or low quality SEO link based strategies.

Google is tightening up and the coming Penguin Algorithm update in Q1 2016 will likely hurt lots of PBN networks which will knock on with many affiliate sites.

Visitors also demand more. The content must be useful. It must be genuinely insightful.

Subject matter experts will prosper and low quality affiliate sites will see less engagement.

The giants of internet commerce like Amazon can’t provide the information that prospects demand across the board so there is still a place for affiliate sites yet they must tackle quality.

They must have a reason to be visible in search and they must provide truly valuable information that helps visitors make a purchase decision.

In many ways it will be business as usual in 2016 but affiliate marketers must focus on providing value and filling a gap – do this and your site will rank, by worthy of real sustainable links and continue to drive your affiliate earnings in 2016 and beyond.



imageedit_4_5782878831Adam Connell, founder of BloggingWizard.com

With the ever growing importance of mobile and the ease of purchasing on mobile devices, usability and site speed will be a top priority.

Fortunately most content management systems such as WordPress have plenty of responsive themes available, so the biggest challenge will be site speed.

One area to consider here will be how your page load times are impacted when simultaneous users are accessing your site.

Sure, most shared hosts do ok when there are a few people on the site, but the truth is that most crumble under the pressure and load times skyrocket.

So investing in a decent host is essential. The use of CDN’s like MaxCDN can further improve page load times without any technical hurdles.

Here’s the bottom line:

If your page load times are bad – it’s costing you money.

Financially, you’ll be better off paying more for a faster host.

What other changes could we see?

I think the big one will be a focus on copywriting/conversion optimization.

There are so many products out there that could get you more commissions, if only they put some effort into writing a more compelling sales page.

Creating sales pages and running split tests to improve conversions is easier than ever with the technology available.

So we should see more brands/product-creators step up their game.



imageedit_57_8330076318Tim Soulo, head of marketing at Ahrefs

What I’d love to see more from affiliate marketers in 2016 is…


It’s not enough to put a link to a product somewhere in your article.

It’s not enough to bring people to the landing page and describe how cool that product is.

The most surefire way to sell something is to paint a picture in customers’ head where he is using your product and getting some results with it.

And the best way to do that?

Show him a real case study of how YOU have used that product and what you got from it.

This is something I didn’t see very often in 2015 and I’m hoping that in 2016 affiliate marketers will be putting to the test every product that they’re trying to sell and sharing their case studies with potential buyers.



imageedit_35_2051507025Kristi Hines, freelance writer and blogs at KristiHines.com

Affiliate marketers in 2016 will definitely need to focus on higher quality content.

Since many rely on search rankings to get visitors to their website, and Google is making it harder for sites without great content to rank, it makes sense that quality content needs to be a high priority to get search traffic and visitor conversion to affiliate offers.


Nader’s thoughts: Readers are looking for content to help satisfy their needs and questions, so marketers need to put out high quality content. Without great content, you won’t have any love from Google.






imageedit_19_8582419298Gael Breton, co-founder of Authority Hacker

I think 2016 is going to be the end of fly by night affiliate marketers.

You know, those who create review only sites or slideshows on with text to speech reading a sales pitch, hide their faces and throw a call to action in every 100 words.

As brands are starting to understand the power and ROI of content marketing, they are slowly pushing these kind of brand keyword hijacking away.

However, their understanding of content marketing also makes them want to partner with strong 3rd party who can offer a more objective view on their product which is a position they can never fill themselves.

That means that if you can be that powerful 3rd party that polarizes an audience around who you are and be that 3rd party they need to convince a part of their audiences, brand are going to red carpet you to work with them as an affiliate.

This happened to me a few months ago when working with the guys at Ahrefs.

I decided I wanted to promote the product because I think it’s the best on the market by quite a margin and got in touch with them to explain what I wanted.

They not only gave me free tool access, they also offered $2000+ of product to give away to my audience during the promo and even promoted my Ahrefs related content to their large email list.

The marginal cost for them was almost nothing (some software access and 1 email) but the gain for me was massive.

Tens of thousands of people discovered Authority Hacker.

I was able to give free stuff worth thousands of dollars to my loyal followers and at the same time I was able to justify giving free SEO training away as part of the promo as an affiliate.

Today, I get monthly commissions that are still a result of this one promo and I probably will for many months to come.

I have no doubt that this kind of true partnership will be what pushes affiliate marketing forward in the future.

I would not be surprised to see many companies close their open registration and work with a selected few partners instead.





(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)



imageedit_4_4800812818Lauren, founder of From Corporate To Career Freedom

Any affiliate marketer looking to make their mark in 2016 is going to have to do one thing to stand out from the crowd: build a relationship.

Gone are the days where you can make a healthy income as an affiliate marketer by being an anonymous entity on the internet, and simply sending an email out to the masses.

The market is becoming more competitive, and to differentiate yourself from the competition you have to have a bond with your audience.

Don’t hide behind an email address; become the face of your brand.

Communicate with your audience via video. Do live streaming using Periscope.

Build a tribe using Facebook groups.

Get to know your followers by name, talk to them on a one–to-one level, and listen to what they have to say.

You’ll learn a lot about what they need and how you can best serve them.

That sort of connection is priceless.

And it’s that sort of connection which is going to be the key to your success in 2016.






imageedit_13_9677976626Dominic Wells, founder of  HumanProofDesigns

I wouldn’t say that there is going to be anything specifically different in 2016 compared with say, 2015.

I’d expect a continuation of the trend that’s been growing these last few years. More and more affiliate marketers need to do the following:

1.) Help people with free information.

2.) Show people the benefits of using whatever it is they’re promoting.

The more a blogger can demonstrate why something is worth having, the easier it will be for them to get sales.

Simply promoting something isn’t going to be as effective as it used to be.

I think this is going to be more noticeable than things like “Mobile” or “User Experience”, which are hard to quantify anyway.


Nader’s thoughts:Affiliate marketing isn’t exactly changing, it’s evolving. Things that have been happening over the last year are just going to multiply in effect. So if consumers want user-friendly websites, you better focus on making your website as user friendly as possible. Check out these 1 hour upgrades you can apply to your website right now. 






Giles Thomas, conversion optimization expert and founder of AcquireConvert

As the tech world shifts and changes at a rapid pace into 2016 and beyond, affiliate marketing has to adjust and keep pace too.

Content marketing will play an ever increasing role in 2016, with more niche and nuanced markets emerging and growing.

We’ll see the increase of niche sites like eCommerece Platform that cater to single specific needs and generate revenue from more or less one affiliate relationship, in this case Shopify.

Also the growth of personal brands within these increasingly niche spaces, where experts leverage their authority and brand equity to gain traffic and transactions.

Other areas of growth and change for 2016 within affiliate marketing will be performance marketing and mobile commerce.





imageedit_61_7463244855Tung Tran, founder of Cloud Living

The core principles are still the same really.

I’d focus on creating great content that adds value then putting it in front of the right people by promoting it.

Organic traffic still converts the best, but I’d not ignore social media traffic though.

Networks like Pinterest and Instagram have grown significantly and proved to be very effective for lots of businesses.


Nader’s thoughts: Great content should be a priority for affiliate marketers as well as promotion. Take advantage of any kind of traffic you can. Just look at our post on how to write a good post. 






imageedit_23_3945826970Hernan Vazquez, co-founder of Semantic Mastery

If you want to be on top of your affiliate game in 2016 you’ll need to focus on three main things:

One is user experience:

  • How is your site adding value to the user so they decide to purchase through your link?
  • How is your website experience different from the rest so you get a lot more attention, traction and sales?
  • How valuable your website is for the Search engines, based on user behavior?

Remember that is the user that determines how much money your affiliate site is making every month.

More so in 2016, when users will be more informed, connected and they’ll be more exigent regarding quality and content.

Second is mobile:

  • How easy is it to purchase from a mobile device?
  • How is the mobile traffic flowing through your website?
  • What can you do to make it better, easier or more entertaining so that the mobile user solves his need instantly?

Mobile has surpassed actual desktop traffic.

This tendency can only go up in 2016.

If you’re not looking at conversions made from mobile devices, you’ll be leaving a ton of money on the table.

Third is relationships:

  • How many products developers have you contacted directly?
  • How many deals did you get from talking to them?
  • How can you help them increasing conversions so that you both make more money?

Many product developers are just people that are willing to learn or be helped in order to sell more.

Many times you can get a better deal if you contact them directly and you can also help them to enhance their sales funnels, which will benefit both of you.

Check out this free guide that shows how I used 5 sources of free traffic to bring 5,492 new visitors in 30 days. 


imageedit_31_3600853234Kam Jennings
, founder of Adventures On The River

By Definition We Rise…

2015 was a big year for “free line value.” So much information was being given away for free in an effort to build authority and trust by so many people.

Always value BUT always pitch.

It’s the awareness of the product that is important and that people are missing. In a sea of “free line value,” people are branding themselves but not defining themselves with anything that actually costs money.

There is a balance to the free and the paid but in 2016, those that define themselves as people with products to sell AND an interest in helping others will find success.

Effective email marketing and high open rates will continue to be based strongly on who the email is from and less on the subject line.

So never has it been more important to define yourself as someone who provides great value and entertainment BUT that always has something that people can buy that they associate you with.

Social media will continue to dominate the space.

This is where the people naturally are now, so to pull them away to your website is almost like pulling them off the grid.

They will visit for information but generally they filter right back to the social network to talk about what they found.

That means one thing to me…

Whatever you are doing in 2016 needs to be mobile friendly.

It’s not a tiny market share that you can afford to ignore anymore.

My grandma is using a smart phone for Godsakes…and she hates the internet…but she loves Amazon.com…you tell me which way the wind blows man, because she’s like 88 years old.

The bottom line is make sure it looks good on a phone and make sure they can buy it from their phone.

Something that I have noticed a lot of in 2015 is people disregarding small amounts of traffic.

People like to play games with numbers and estimate percentages but here is the truth…

Some people ask, “I am only getting 20 visitors a day to my website…that is why I am not making money” and it’s funny to me.

Really? Maybe it’s because you’re ignoring those 20 visitors.

If you had a membership section on your website and got just 1 of those 20 a day to convert then you would increase your income by 11,700 dollars over the course of 12 months.

That’s just one. Get one of those 20 people to buy a day.

Anyone could accomplish that if they were focused on it and not on more, more, more, more, traffic.

Traffic maximization is a neglected art.

In closing I say this to you all.

2016 is going to be an EPIC year one way or another for some people. For others it will be more of the same.

Be honest. Define yourself pointedly and with a purpose to help but also to thrive. If you don’t thrive, then you don’t last.

I implore you now, go forth and thrive. This is a new day. It’s okay to be the salesman. In fact, it’s critical.






Chris Guthrie, founder of UpFuel.comimageedit_63_2834560226

For the last several years I believe we’ve been moving toward the direction that you need to provide a personality that readers can connect with along with subject matter authority.

A more personal branded site is easier to connect with readers than one where you have no connection to the author.

That said, there are always exceptions like building a large team of writers etc but I assume most people are interested in doing this as a solo entrepreneur (at least to start).


Nader’s thoughts: Simply said, you need to be the face of your site if you want to connect with your readers. People make it harder to gain their trust and this is especially hard if you can’t put out quality content (see how to create affiliate reviews).





imageedit_29_7656820524Josh Coffy, founder of Flight Media

As to affiliate marketing, I’m not a huge affiliate marketer.

I do believe that simply writing content isn’t enough, anymore.

The design and user experience is becoming a strong differentiator.

You can have a great content, but a crappy website will affect conversions.

You can also have a great website and crappy content. Both are essential.


Nader’s thoughts: Anyone can write content, so content is not going to make you different as an marketer.

You need to focus on design and user experience just as much as you would with your content.

Look at the case study we did on ThisIsWhyImBroke.com and you’ll see what Josh is talking about. 







Douglas Cunnington, founder of Niche Site Project

I don’t see affiliate marketing being majorly different in 2016 than in 2015.

We have seen trends – more marketers moving to white hat strategies – and I expect those trends to continue.

I am mainly familiar with Amazon Affiliate Niche Sites so this process still holds true. (see image) Again, there might be more of a focus on Guest Posting and networking over Private Blog Networks.

PBNs and gray hat tactics still work just fine, but they do have more risk for Google penalties


Nader’s thoughts: While affiliate marketing won’t change much, it may just evolve with white hat strategies as Google kicks in more updates.

Guest posting is pretty much an evergreen strategy you can always apply.







Dr Paul Johnson, editor of A Luxury Travel Blog

Two primary trends will continue to shape affiliate marketing in 2016.

Firstly, it will be mobile.

The huge shift we have seen to mobile and tablet devices looks set to continue and will continue to influence affiliate marketing as well as marketing as a whole.

With this, consumers will be increasingly more comfortable with making online purchases from these devices – something that hasn’t yet grown as rapidly as the take-up of the devices themselves.

Secondly, it will be all about anticipation.

With the market so saturated nowadays, success will come to those who are best able to identify the next hotly-anticipated product… before it hits the shelves.

In the old days you could just put up landing pages for products you wanted to sell; now, being able to identify those niches – and prepare for them before anyone else – will hold you in good stead for 2016.






imageedit_21_9402444656Harris Schachter, founder of Optimize Prime

In 2016, I think affiliate marketing will become more disguised and niche-ified.

Because the average online shopper is getting more and more savvy, old marketing techniques aimed at immediate conversion are less and less effective (for example “banner blindness”).

Online consumers are also doing more research before making a purchase decision, lending more emphasis to high quality content like in-depth product descriptions and reviews.

What this means is that affiliate marketing needs to cater to the information-seeking consumer more than the purchase-seeking consumer.

If you’re not providing the information about the product/service, then someone else will.

Going hand-in-hand with the increase in detail will be the new niches created to form what I refer to as product-based communities.

I have seen this in many industries now, where websites curate very specific types of products, geared towards a single audience, which are very successful.

Rather than being the one-stop shop online (think Walmart), success will come from investing time and specificity into the audience and content.

If you can hone in website to cater to one specific type of consumer with a narrow range of products, you’ll find high audience engagement and repeat business.






imageedit_49_4004912231Venchito Tampon, CEO and co-founder of SharpRocket

Earning affiliate commissions through blogging requires some strategic approaches this year (2016).

Here are a few things that I’m looking at this year’s trends in affiliate marketing:

1. Produce informative guides/resources with customer buying intents drives higher conversions than the usual or regular publishing of blog posts.

A strategic execution goes like this: use mini guides to make customers aware of the products/services or get them consider those for their needs and then use internal linking to case studies, testimonials or proof of work that would help visitors convert to customers.

2. Develop content using psychology-based copywriting – using call to actions (CTAs) and proper words that nudges visitors to take actions is an essential skill that requires testing or experiments.

3. Invest in user experience and web design, as it allows web users to navigate your pages easily.

Which makes it easy for them to see products or services endorsed by your blog.

4. Build relationships with like-minded publishers and influencers through email outreach and social sharing.

Initiate conversations with them to build a network of allies and help your website benefit from these relationships.

Contributing posts to other blogs allows you not only to get links but followers and referred customers back to your blog.

You can check out this post for actionable link building tips on email outreach.

5. Ensure that your website is mobile-friendly since visitors are now going to mobile these days.

For tech industries, a huge percentage of web users are using mobile for web browsing.

6. Grow your audience by participating in niche-specific online communities like forums and Q&A websites.

While doing this, spend time on content distribution so you can constantly increase traffic from authoritative websites without spending too much from your budget.







Al-Amin Kabir, founder of Marketever

As an Amazon niche site builder, I think Google will start devaluing niche sites with just a

couple of pages.

They will prefer authority websites over niche sites in 2016.

Niche site builders need to focus more on content, content design, and improving overall user experience.

Apart from publishing just a bunch of reviews into Amazon niche sites, marketers need to publish more solution oriented contents, and guidelines.

Google started to penalize a large number of niche sites (manual Thin Content Penalty) built with less or no value for readers (they are doing this massively now).

This trend will continue in 2016.

So for niche site builders, it will be a challenge of ‘adding value, or die.’

For niche site link building, marketers need to focus most of their efforts on creative and high-quality link building.

PBN (private blog network) links will get a hit for some, who are excessively using a single PBN for multiple sites without any topic-based relation among them.

To survive in 2016, I would say, stop thinking small.

I would suggest not to build dozens of small sites, but to focus more on 1 or 2 sites.

Start with a narrow topic and expand your vertical as your site grows.

Publish a lot of fresh contents on a regular basis. Target more keywords, and solve more problems of your audiences.



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imageedit_8_6525708317Adam Nolan, blogs at AdamNolan.com

What key trends will shape 2016 affiliate marketing strategies…

I think we’ll see a rise in affiliate marketing for smaller e-commerce shops.

It seems that’s a HUGE wave that’s crashing over our community right now and hot on the trails will be affiliate marketers with a whole new line up of products (at better commission than Amazon) to promote.

Is it all about mobile? More quality traffic? More copywriting and content? Personalization? Focusing on user experience?

I’ve been watching this pretty closely and most of my traffic is still 50/50 between desktop and mobile, but my audience is typically a lot older so that could be the reason why the mobile % isn’t higher.

As always copywriting and direct marketing are king. I’m not big on content creation, but I do know it works (Case in point – NicheHacks 😉 )



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imageedit_51_5819882702Adithya Murali, inbound marketer at TechWyse Internet Marketing

I expect the trend of set-and-forget niche affiliate sites to slowly die.

Affiliate marketing is more of brand building and email marketing these days, and it has outgrown over thin content sites that are built to rank for standalone keywords.

And with Hummingbird in the picture, from a SEO perspective, it might be high time to stop thinking about thin and small affiliate sites and exact match keyword rankings, and rather think about big authoritative brand sites and broad keyword rankings.

Also, 2015 saw the explosion of eCommerce affiliate marketing.

I expect this to continue in 2016.

eCommerce has been exploding over the past few years, and online sales is expected to hit about 1.6 trillion this year.

More and more people are buying more and more varieties of stuff online, and this trend will only grow.

Finding hot products, finding and targeting the right audiences, creating profitable stores and getting sales is not that much of a hurdle with the platforms offered by Amazon and eBay, and the advertising ability offered by Facebook and Google.






imageedit_47_6222966313Michael Erickson, founder and CEO of Search Scientists

My most successful clients that sell millions every month all have one thing in common: they’re completely focused on their customer’s experience.

No tricks and nothing too secret here.

Provide honest answers to questions when people are in research mode. Provide comparisons when people are comparison shopping.

Provide a seamless checkout experience when people are ready to buy.

Form a relationship at the top of the funnel with trust, and they’ll be more likely to purchase at the bottom of the funnel.

People are very quick to assume “All I need to do is buy traffic”, when really they should be thinking “How can I provide real value to a customer at each stage of the sales funnel?”

Dominate the sales funnel and push out your competition week by week.



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imageedit_53_3315572481Terry Kyle, founder of SEO Traffic Hacks

1. Go for recurring commissions.

Try as much as possible to promote products/services that offer recurring commissions

For example; look at how Adobe is transforming/securing its financial future by moving to monthly software subscription.

2. Look for gaps

Look outside the conventional affiliate channels as affiliate marketing gets more saturated e.g. non-English markets, non-Google search engines/sites, not-typical affiliate type products (e.g. travel insurance in South Africa).

3. Mobile devices are not for the complex purchases.

I’m yet to meet one person who actually buys stuff on their phone but it can be a channel for engagement, relationship building etc, just don’t expect (slightly) more complex actions from someone on a smartphone (like optin or purchase).

BUT, make sure your site is functional and readable on a mobile device – don’t take it for granted and test it on different devices.

Try reading an inner page article on TechCrunch and you’ll see what I mean about not assuming your sites are fine on mobile.

4. Biggest secret in affiliate SEO?

Brand terms that get a ton of search volume usually have very little SEO competition and are pretty easy to rank for, PLUS how hard is it to convert someone already searching for ‘cheap Rolex watch’ (590 searches a month)?

‘Rolex’ gets 368,000 searches a month, ‘Rolex watches’ 90,000 a month, some of the current US Page 1 ranking pages for ‘Rolex watches’ have almost no backlinks.

And yes there is a Rolex affiliate program, it’s called Amazon.com

5. Don’t forget about lead generation for affiliate marketing.

Offervault has some such offers like legal leads for all kinds of specific (and bizarre, but high paying) litigation. The less well-known the sub-sub niche, usually the lower the competition.

6. SEO, or any kind of traffic generation, without retargeting and/or listbuilding is stoopid.

The average visitor attention span nowadays is microscopic (think sub-10 seconds) so without another mechanism to get your offer in front of them, that’s money/time/energy largely wasted.

Obviously with affiliate marketing, you need to know your ROI numbers VERY well with ad spend but that’s essential with whatever you’re doing online.

7. As illustrated above, go after keywords in niches where the brand building has ALREADY been done for you.

For example; rather than trying to convince your site visitors that anonymous John Smith’s XYZ weight loss course on Clickbank is an amazing solution, instead promote “Weight Watchers” which has a long established brand name.

The difference in conversions will astonish you and yes, “Weight Watchers” DOES have an affiliate program run via Commission Junction which you can see here.

It’s a pity that their commissions suck but you get the idea.




(P.S. If you’d like to download a free list of 101 expensive affiliate niches click here or the image below)


Nader here again…What are your thoughts? Are you ready for any of these predictions?

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Is there something these experienced marketers have missed that you think should be included?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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08 Dec

How To Find And Dominate Profitable Niches in 6 Easy Steps [Infographic]

The money is in the problems…

Isn’t it true?

Finding a niche is easy but when it comes down to understanding your niche, inside and out, including what your audience needs, wants and desires, it can either break or make your online business.

It’s easy to get lost into the world wide web of information when you search for a profitable niche but fortunately for you, we’ve created this infographic for you to take advantage of so you can fully understand what your readers want from your online business.


Check it out:




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Highlight the text below and press CTRL+C (or right click +copy) then go to your website and paste it into where you want with CTRL+P (or right click and paste).

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Was that too easy? Maybe too effective to be useful?

This is it.

You’ve gone this far and you’ve consumed a very meaty infographic that has all you need to know about finding profitable niches (like this hugely profitable drone niche we’ve covered).

Maybe now you know how to enter that profitable niche you’ve been debating on using for many days or maybe even months.

There are no excuses now.

You’ve got what it takes and you’ve gone the extra mile by getting this far. There’s no turning back.

What are you going to do over the next 30 days for your online business?

Your action plan could look like this “I’ll find a persisting problem that my ideal visitor has, and I’ll solve it by… (products, services, content, affiliate programs etc.)”

What’s your plan?


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