Validating Money-Making Ideas: From Interest to Opportunity



It’s quite common to hear “do what you love” but few opportunities blend work and fun, together. Affiliate marketing happens to be one of these opportunities. Here’s the thing: Creating a business around what interests you makes it easier to create Web content. It’s something you’re passionate about so you have a lot to say. Over time, as the content fills out, you have plenty of chances to promote offers. This is that post explaining how to do it. (more…)

How-to Use Black Friday & Cyber Monday for Market Research



Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest shopping days of the year, provides a treasure trove of information to the affiliate marketer. These are the days which reveal both hot selling products and likely trends going into the new year. Using data collected from these two days can align all efforts with your choice in affiliate programs and promotions. You could double down on your affiliate promotions during these sales holidays or use the information to develop entirely new projects! Here’s what we want to cover: Off-site research On-site research Its application You don’t have to be an...

How to Build Local Niche Sites: Low Competition, High Earnings Potential



I've been on a kick for local niche sites lately. I recently did a search in my area for dog parks. Our puppy is now at that age (and level of obedience) that I feel comfortable taking her out and letting her loose around other dogs. The results I found were typical: Local news websites covering different parks Dog-focused websites that listed parks in the area Review sites with dog park listings But one that caught my eye (because, like you, I’m into this niche/affiliate/business thing) was one which happened to be a niche site-specific (hyper-local) to my area about...

Do the “Room Check” and Discover Promo Ideas



I’m all for easy methods to earn with affiliate marketing. That doesn't mean that I don't put in the serious time on bigger projects ... ... but it is occasionally nice to work on something at random to keep things fresh. The “quick win” scenarios, like the one I’m about to describe, do wonders to keep your spirits up and reinvigorate your passion for business. I like to call this one … The “room check” Within a 180 degree scan of my current setting I see the following: Printer and office supplies Home phone Under-the-desk exercise bike Guitar and amp...

Discovering your Unique Selling Point in 4 Easy Steps



It’s easy to jump into the affiliate marketing industry. You'll hit the ground running only to find that your business can’t stand up to the competition. You increasingly find it difficult to crack the market despite extensive dedication toward market research and product development. The competitors managed to carve a unique position within the market. No, not a niche, but a unique selling point. The unique selling point is what makes you different – it brings understanding to why people should buy from your business -- it puts you in a position which offers specific value the competitors fails to...

How To Develop Irresistible Offers Customers Will Love



What makes irresistible offers? How could you use the promotion to reach that elusive six-figure mark so many strive to achieve? The determining factor for reaching this level of affiliate income lies in one’s ability to find and promote those irresistible offers. Offers virtually overwhelmingly valuable to the buyer. It takes great effort to land on the winning offer. Doing so will be a tipping point for exploding income to the next level. This guide will bring you through the important steps and elements of finding such offers. And, developing them into true money-makers. (more…)