Throughout this week I thought it would be a great time to start a short series related to sharing hand-picked tutorials about all aspects of creating sites, online business, and affiliate marketing.

It’s my belief that learning different approaches can help you in the long-run of your affiliate marketing business because it will give you the understanding and know-how of best practices and procedures of the topic. Understanding and implementation of these best practices and procedures will greatly reduce the time, money, and resources needed to complete your goals.

The focus today will be placed within traffic generation.

Whether you’re just getting a start in affiliate marketing or have built a few affiliate websites in the past – I believe you will learn a thing or two that will greatly improve the viability of your business through these tutorials. It may come about as being able to improve quality leads to products, get featured on an industry website, or future-proof your search placement against the wild, unexpected search changes. Whatever it may be you’re bound to find something of value from the selection of these hand-picked tutorials.

Now, let’s get to the list …

The Advanced Guide to SEO

This is a massive, must-have guide if you want to understanding SEO. Search traffic is what you want because it’s organic and free (minus your time). I think you already know its benefits so start with this huge guide to cover the whole gamut of techniques.


How to Optimize Your YouTube Video for Maximum Traffic

A comprehensive guide on how to optimize your YouTube videos so they show up high in search placement and within the YouTube internal search/suggestions. This is perfect for those that utilize video as their main form of content.


Slideshare Traffic Case Study • From 0 to 243,000 Views in 30 Days

Slideshare is a platform where you can share presentations and other media formats. It’s relatively unused in terms of traffic generation but shouldn’t be discarded because you haven’t given it a try. Check out this case study, learn a few things, and add it to your repertoire of traffic tricks.


The Traffic Generation Blueprint: An Exact Guide to the First 100 Visitors a Day

A guide I made specific about gaining those first 1,000 visitor to your website. This guide gives you a variety of strategies condensed into a step-by-step plan of action.


Traffic Hacking: How to Find (and Focus on) Your Top Sources of Web Traffic

A very handy tutorial on understanding how to optimize the various methods of traffic generation so you maximize your ROI. The post has a ton of media to view which makes the concepts and process very easy to understand.


The beginner’s guide to Google Adwords

We can’t do traffic generation without some form of PPC tutorial (especially with a platform like Google Adwords). This guide covers it all. By the end of it you’ll have campaigns setup and being tracked.


The Complete Guide Of How Often To Post, Tweet + Facebook For Your Small Business

Not so much a straight step-by-step tutorial per se but I wanted to add this one because it goes into detail about timing your efforts which matters a great deal if you’re trying to gain traffic through social channels.


The Truly Monumental Guide to Building Online Communities

Traffic isn’t just about having high search rankings or tons of followers on social networks. It’s the community that matters. If you build something great that others can get around they’ll tell others and that’s what starts an avalanche of buzz and coverage.


9 Killer Ways To Get Traffic Without SEO Or Social Media

A collection of short tutorials on various ways to build traffic you probably don’t currently do for you site. Some may hit – some may miss. It’s always worthwhile to give them all a shot and see what sticks.


How I Get Over 100,000 Visitors a Month With Top List Articles

An excellent blog post/case study that shows how traffic can be obtained by creating simple list posts that appeal to the readers and encourage those participating to share to their big communities.



Information is powerful but only if you put it to practice. It’s very easy to glance through this post, make a mental note of which you’d like to do, but never get around doing it. If you have the time then just jump right into it. Don’t put it off. Hop on that drive and use it to work your way through a tutorial.

Once you finish a tutorial – turn to your current work and see where those new skills can come into play.

Stay tuned throughout the week for additional tutorials that will help you as an affiliate marketer and be sure to share this post if you’ve found it helpful.