Online To Income: Still Making Passive Income With Affiliate Marketing?

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Is Free Traffic Dead? Do You Really Need To Be An Expert Marketer To Make A Full Time Income From The Net? Let’s Find Out In My Article – Online To Income.

One of the things I like most about internet marketing is the variety of business models you can choose from.

Each one has their own advantage, however, what might work for you, might not work well for someone else… and what might work well for others might not work well for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3961″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the beginning it can all be a little bit like a game of hit and miss. But there’s no getting around it because it’s all part of the process. All part of the “affiliate dance”.

Unfortunately, many people take the online to income process too personally and become emotionally attached to the results… be it good or bad.

So, is there a way to save your frustrations and quickly discover which of these multiple business models you like best and which will work for you? Luckily for you there is a shortcut … just trust my experience!

You See …

Out Of All The Internet Marketing Business Models Available I HIGHLY Recommend Affiliate Marketing

For many people, affiliate marketing is one of the most exciting ways to go online to income and start making good money. Not only can it be free, but it also allows you to sell products without having to stock inventory, spend months doing research, creating products, handling customer support, dealing with admin, handling payments or dealing with product delivery.

However, many beginners and even experienced affiliates find themselves stuck when trying to sell affiliate products online, for a number of reasons…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3972″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]First of all, it’s difficult to know which markets to get involved in – the mind BOGGLES! Picking the wrong one can lead to little or no traffic and very few sales as a result.

The next problem many affiliates face is not having a system and training to follow. It’s great having lots of tricks and techniques up your sleeve, but the problem is that most of them become ineffective very quickly on the internet.

And Perhaps The Biggest Problem Of All, Is Not Being Able To Get Enough Traffic And When You Do, How Do You Convert This Traffic Into Sales?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Again, there are many tricks and techniques for getting traffic and sales. But many of them become outdated, or cost too much time or money to achieve.

It can be a complicated, lonely, and costly world as an affiliate. At least, that WAS my experience when I first started out and I’m sure many other people would agree.

That’s why, years ago, I went on a search for something sustainable. I wanted to run an affiliate marketing business that worked and will continue to work for years to come. After spending so much time and money on the latest tricks and techniques to get traffic and sales, I was pretty fed up and needed something more realistic.

If You’re Still Struggling As An Affiliate, I Really Don’t Blame You!

The problem is, especially with affiliate marketing, most training programs are based on theory, not experience, and are outdated. Affiliate marketing moves so fast, it’s no surprise really.

Furthermore, many of these affiliate marketing systems seem perfect, but they don’t tell you that you need tons of money to throw away on advertising/testing.

And even fewer of these systems will actually provide you with techniques that will stand the test of time. In my experience, very few affiliate marketing guides are actually effective for longer than a year or two!

And what makes things worse, is that they are usually aimed at people who either understand marketing already or have advanced internet skills.

Heck, even with the right training it can be a nightmare … because with so little time and money to actually pursue a proper online business, I do not blame anybody for struggling.

Personally, I remember that I would get bored of projects because I didn’t understand the niche market I was trying to sell to, and after not making any sales or getting any traffic, there was no incentive to carry on working on each of these projects. So basically, I knew that I needed to change my approach. I knew that I needed something which worked so that I would have some hope and encouragement to really stick with affiliate marketing.

That’s when I found it! I decided to join some 10 years ago and things changed for the better! Not straight away, but fairly soon after joining and following the training and TAKING ACTION I started to see results. Very quickly I had built a quality WordPress website for free, a number of weeks after that I started getting free traffic and a short while after that I got my first sale! I was ecstatic … you will be too … and things have only got better and better! Now I’d like to share my experience with it, and let you know whether it’s worth investing your time in.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

A Quick Look at How YOU Will Be Creating YOUR OWN Success

Success online is, at the core, nothing more complicated than a 4 step process, and this is exactly what you are going to be learning. Here is a quick diagram breaking down the process.

Who Is It Right For?

It really is A Platform Designed For Affiliate Marketers Of All Levels. Whether you are just starting out, have a little experience, or are an uber-successful affiliate marketer already, this is made for you! After pesonally using the platform for around 10 years, in my experience, here’s who I think this system will be most suitable for:

People who are just starting out with affiliate marketing
• People who are sick of all the hype and lies online
• Marketers who need a system which will work as long as search engines exist
• People on a tight budget and want to make affiliate marketing work without spending a fortune – you can even do this for free![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3977″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

But It’s All Very Well Having A Great System But What About Getting Traffic To Your Site?

Whether you own your own products or you are an affiliate marketer selling other peoples products, there’s no denying that getting targeted traffic is probably one of the hardest aspects of online marketing.

Without it, you don’t have a business. With it, you can make money in almost any market. In fact, when you reach a point of having 1000 or so visitors hitting your website everyday, you can still make a six-figure income with a “useless” looking website and an “average” product.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3967″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Problem is, how on earth do we get that kind of traffic?

Ultimately, getting traffic is confusing, time-consuming and often expensive trying to learn by ourselves. There’s a lot of trial and error, and you need a lot of patience if you want to learn the ropes the hard way, by yourself.

You may even figure out one method that works and stick to it like glue, which is great … but sooner or later you are going to need to find new ways of getting traffic to your site in order to keep the money coming in.

After all, the web is changing fast… and it’s not safe relying on just one method. Besides, your goal is to make as much money as possible, right? How can you do that if you are limiting your traffic?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Bottom Line Is, You Need More Traffic. We All Do. And That’s Why We Turn To So Many Of These Traffic Systems And Guides

The problem is, as you may have already found out yourself, that most guides only give you a small part of the picture, and the traffic systems, well, they are ALL more than useless!

In these guides they will tell you one specific technique, but leave out other pieces of the puzzle (maybe so they can sell a traffic system to you later on, right?). Or maybe it’s just because they don’t understand what they’re talking about in the first place! Either way, it’s just not good enough is it?

Wouldn’t you rather have everything in one place, instead of being sold fragments of the system? It’s all very well learning one technique, or part of one technique, but it never can be enough to sustain your business for a long time.

Two of the most trusted people I know online who understands this more than anybody is Kyle & Carson, the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, who have spent vast amounts of time, energy and money into updating, refreshing and keeping their platform bang up-to-date at all times. Why?

You see, as the years pass (even by the month as things change so quickly online, even more so when it comes to affiliate marketing) lots of new traffic methods have evolved online. It’s no good relying on outdated books, outdated platforms and ‘lesser’ systems or lots of free advice that is scattered across the web from years gone by.

What we need, as Kyle & Carson figured out years ago, is a full step by step traffic getting system based on REAL results and research, from those who are actually using these techniques themselves.

Kyle & Carson have cut their teeth on the internet, trying and failing in the past with almost every traffic method out there. Now these guys are crushing it online and, more importantly, helping literally thousands of others do the same. Their platform is the largest, most popular, most trusted and successful affiliate marketing platform there is.

WARNING! If you’re already getting tons of traffic and are making loads of money online then this may not be right for you. If you’ve got no clue where to start, or you have failed with a few common traffic methods in the past and you are making little to no money online then this should be your first pit stop.

The best bit…

What I like most about it is the sheer convenience it provides, the ease of use and the support and helpfullness of the whole community.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Turning The Attention Now To A Different Matter Concerning Affiliate Marketers … Conversion

A lot of marketers find it difficult to convert their hard earned website traffic into sales, and it can be a really frustrating situation to be in … when you see visitors coming to your website (often after paying a lot of time and/or money to get them there), only to watch them click away and never sign up to your lists or buy from you.

If you ever want to make big money from the Internet, you need to find a way to convert your visitors into subscribers and buyers … and fast!

One of the biggest issues, which is causing a lack of sales, is the lack of trust your visitors have in you. They’ve got no reason to believe what you say, they don’t know who you are, and ultimately people who feel like this towards you are never going to give you money.

Marketers realise this, and the web is changing fast to solve this problem. You may have noticed that as more and more people use modern technology on their websites, your old text based websites are starting to look dated and dull. More to the point, it’s very hard to trust a website that has only got mainly text on it.

In the old days, sales were made by people knocking on doors and speaking face-to-face with people

And that psychology has never died, in fact … it’s becoming more and more essential on the Internet.

But how do you speak face-to-face with somebody when you live in a different country, and they are visiting your website at 3 AM and you’re in bed?

One of the answers, is video. (The other is that little symbol in the bottom right of this screen … go on, click on it! But I’m not covering that in this article).

The web is becoming more transparent, and people want to know who they’re buying from. Just like in the olden days, where salesmen would visit people face-to-face … video allows a very close replication of that sales situation.

The buyer can see your face (or at least hear your voice), they can trust you are a real person, they can share your sarcasm and humour, they can get a clear idea of who you are and how genuine you are… something that text alone cannot do.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/2bMbdWn1x-U” align=”center” title=”A Great Example Of Building Trust Through Video”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’m not saying that text only based websites don’t work any more, but video is quickly taking over the web and those that get left behind will struggle to compete when it comes to making sales and getting subscribers.

With video, it allows you to build trust with your visitors (and build a relationship where they end up buying from you).
It allows you to express yourself in ways that text alone cannot (which can increase sales and keep people’s attention)

Plus, the viral nature of videos allows people to share your content, and get you more traffic as a result. There’s just so many things you can do with video that you cannot do with text only websites.

But the biggest thing of all, is that it’s easy to keep people’s attention, teach them things, be useful and helpful and connect on a personal level… all without having to take up pages and pages on your website.

It really is the most efficient, proven way to get a response from your website visitors.

But here’s the problem with video…

For many years, marketers have avoided putting video on their websites because it has always been technically confusing and requires a lot of hassle and work (especially when trying to put video in WordPress blog posts!).

But now it’s easy!

As video technology has become more common, more and more marketers have been getting in on the act and are reaping the rewards in terms of more subscribers and more sales. You only have to look at some of the recent launches in the Internet marketing industry, to see how crucial video is to making sales.

Those long sales pages are either being pushed to the bottom of the page with video at the top … or completely replaced with video only.

There is a reason why all the big marketers are doing this… because it works. If it didn’t, then you wouldn’t keep seeing them doing it over and over again for each product launch and promotion.

It’s not just our Internet marketing community either … video is taking over the entire web, you have to look at YouTube’s popularity for clarification of that. The bottom line is that people consume video much more comfortably than reading lots of text.

So there you have it.

Now it’s over to you to go online to income[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

5 Comments
  1. Good Morning,

    As you said there are many possibilities on the internet to earn money but obviously you might not like them as they do not fit your personality or your abilities. 

    You recommend Affiliate Marketing as being probably the best way to earn an income with your website. I agree with you but still, it is not easy without having traffic, no traffic no sales. With having around 1000 visitors a day you can expect a six-figure income. I bet you and realize I still have a long way to go.

    Your tip of having a sales video is good as that makes the contact with your visitor and possible customer more personal. It all comes down to building up trust with a future client. I will give it a try, thank you for your information.

    Regards, Taetske

  2. I’d class myself as relative newcomer to the whole online to income marketplace, having been doing this for less than six months. In this time I have gone through a steep learning curve. Wealthy Affiliate has helped me beyond my own expectations. The training is exceptional and very easy to follow. One thing that is worth bearing in mind is that there is no reason to get ‘stuck’. If you find yourself in a ‘niche’ that isn’t working for you then you can change it, there’s no reason to give up. It’s not going to cost you anything just your time. Better to realise this and make that change, than carry on and become disheartened. Whichever direction you decide to go in, the training is still relevant and on point. 

    As for video, personally it is something I know is a gamechanger moving forward. YouTube is now right up there as one of, if not the, most popular media platform. It just makes sense to have a part of it in your plan. Adding video to your site is a must nowadays, like you said, people can see you and you can convey far more information in a much shorter timespan. One thing that does get me thinking is the length of videos. How long is to long and how short is to short. There seems to be a rule of thumb for written content but I’m not sure about video.  

  3. Of all the different methods I’ve tried in an attempt to free myself from the rat race, I find that affiliate marketing is the easiest one to implement. You won’t learn everything overnight, but if you have a good training program to follow and you’re willing to follow it to the letter, there’s no reason the formula won’t work for you. I’ve been at it for a few months and while my progress hasn’t progressed at lighting speed, it has moved steadily forward and I can see where it’s going now. At least I’ve made some money! Once you accomplish that, you need only to replicate the effort.

  4. Hi, this is very amazing and informative content! Appreciate you for making the effort! Look forward to more.

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