Here is an affiliate marketing business opportunity that you can follow in 8 simple steps to earn more online!
I like to give you actionable content and resources that you can use as you grow your business. I have personally used this method myself to generate some great income and have also helped many others do the same. The method involves targeting popular product names and getting targeted traffic from the search engines for this content.
So here is the strategy for you.
Step 1: Choose Your Product
In this first step you need to select a product to promote utilizing this system. The main things you want here is a product that is pretty popular. You can use products from Clickbank or Amazon for this phase. I have had success promoting both.
Like I did a website reviewing the Nintendo Wii Fit system and I got search engine traffic for people looking up information about that unit and still get some traffic to this day from those efforts.
So to pick a product in Clickbank you can go to their marketplace and look up products in the Advanced Search area. Select a list of products with a gravity score higher than 30 because that means those products are really popular. You can even do a score of 20 or above if you want, but understand the lower the gravity the less traffic overall.
Browse through the list and look for products that interest you or just look for products that look like they have a good sales page that you would like to promote or feel comfortable promoting. I would make a note of 10 products in the list and put them in a notepad file or something on your computer.
Next, go to Google and do a search for the title of that product by going to Google and searching for the following:
You want to find competition that is 10,000 or less when the search for the title of the product is done. This means you have a better shot at ranking.
Just do this process until you find a few products you can promote that fit this criteria.
Now for an Amazon product just go to Google and do a search for Amazon bestsellers. Next browse through the products and look for items that are $50 or more because you will earn more per sale. After you identify a few products try to apply the same filters as for Google to get some ideas of competition.
Step 2: Register Domain Name
The next step is that you need to pick up a domain name for the product you are promoting. For this step you have to be careful though because you can get in trouble for buying a domain with a product name for items you find on Amazon due to copyright so I have a way around this.
Now for Clickbank products having the product name in the domain is not as big of an issue for you.
Google and the other search engines put a lot of weight on having the keyword in the domain. So you want something like productnamereviewed.com or productnameunveiled.com. Now if you have several of these the domain costs could start to add up so you can actually make these sub domains because the search engines treat a sub domain as a completely new URL.
So you could buy a generic domain to run all of your reviews from. So for example you could buy a domain like pjcproductreviews.com and then get subdomains like productname.pjcproductreviews.com.
If you are promoting the Clickbank product Fat Loss 4 Idiots you could have the domain http://fatloss4idiotsreview.pjcproductreviews.com
That seems long and nasty, but it can still work. If you were promoting Apple MacBook laptops you could say http://applemacbooklaptops.pjcproductreviews.com
In case you are wondering the pjc is just my initials to make it easier to come up with a name.
The best thing is to get the product name in the full domain, but this method also works and protects you from getting in trouble with the people that may own the trademark to those names.
I use GoDaddy to register my domains.
Step 3: Setup Web Hosting
You now need to get a good web hosting company that offers unlimited domains and plenty of storage. A use and recommend BlueHost for my hosting. You can sign up for them at the link below.
For a low annual fee you get unlimited hosting with 24/7 customer support.
Most of you probably have an account with them or HostGator and if you do that is great! You just need to have a web host that also offers Cpanel and Fantastico or SimpleScripts for installing of WordPress.
After you pick your hosting go to the next step.
Step 4: Setup Review Site
Now you need to setup your website and this step is simple because you are using WordPress. You can even use the basic WordPress theme, but it helps if you use something that looks more professional and also a theme that is already setup to help you make money.
I am starting to use this new theme below.
It costs money, but I have found that it saves me a lot of time instead of spending hours trying to find the “perfect” WordPress theme that never comes along.
Now if you are on a tight budget you can go to Google and type in free WordPress themes and will have no problem finding themes to use!
So once you have picked out a theme you can install your blog. If you are using a web hosting provider with Cpanel you can use either Fantastico or SimpleScripts to install it with one click. It takes literally minutes.
Just make the name or title of your blog the name of the product and the word review behind it or something like that.
Also when looking for a theme try to go for a 2 column theme with the right side bar.
A plugin that I recommend you get that is free is the All-In-One SEO Plugin.
Step 5: Create Content and Post It
To make this work you need content and affiliate links or a banner on the right side. So you should create one article that would talk about the product and give some benefits of it. Within that article sprinkle in some affiliate links.
On the right sidebar you may want to also insert a banner for the product if they offer one or a product image that you can use as an affiliate for Amazon or something.
The important thing is that you get one piece of content on there. The more you do the better so try to shoot for 3 to 5 posts about that product overall.
Step 6: Promote Your Site
Now it is time to promote your product so for this I would do social bookmarking. You can go to SocialMarker.com to find a list of social sites. I would select 15 sites.
Further I would go to Pingoat.com and ping your first post to help it get indexed as well.
Now there is more you can do here, but these basic things get the search engines indexed.
Step 7: More Promotion
You can do video marketing, submit press releases, submit content to web 2.0 sites like Squidoo or HubPages, submit to directories, and more. Any additional promotion will really help you make this something special.
Step 8: Repeat
As with anything it is important to follow the steps multiple times to increase your income. Sometimes one site you do may make your $100 and another one may make you $5,000. So the key is to be consistent and work towards a goal!
Below is a link to the two optional paid resources I recommended in here.
1. Web Hosting With BlueHost
2. Professional WordPress Theme
I hope you found this strategy useful! Enjoy your day!