The competition is getting increasingly difficult every single day and the more competition you have the less chance of success you have ’cause these same people who are getting into the game today are referring the same products and services that you’ll be selling and if they have a six, seven figure mentor by their side, you’re not going to stand a chance and that’s just the way it goes, so number one, invest in a mentor.
Let’s move onto the next tip right here. So number is two is going to be, you want to create an affiliate marketing business, and not a campaign.
You want to create an affiliate marketing business over a campaign so I get a lot of people who you know they’re new to affiliate marketing and they think that basically the only way to do affiliate marketing is you know you create your ClickFunnels account, you know you get some offers off of Clickbank and then you drive traffic from Facebook to your landing page on ClickFunnels and you hope and pray that people will purchase your 40, 50, hundred dollar product on Clickbank and you get the commission.
Now honestly that’s the way that traditional affiliate marketing has worked for many, many, many years however it’s 2018, things are a little different.
People are so skeptical to buy stuff online these days. The statistic is that it takes people an average of seven times of encountering your brand or your product before they make a purchase with real money.
So just based on that alone, if you’re sending traffic to you know, this landing page and they’ve never heard of your product and you know they’ve never seen it before, they’ve never heard of your website, your brand, the chance of them actually buying something is close to nil, zero, alright.
Basically you want to create an affiliate marketing business instead. Now what is an affiliate marketing business? It’s a website. It’s a website, it’s a YouTube channel, it’s a platform where you can build trust and you can build an audience much easier than just sending them to some random, strange landing page that they’ve never seen before so let me give you guys a real life example, one of my favorite examples for an affiliate marketing business and this one is one that I actually, personally is I look up to.
It’s smartpassiveincome.com. I’m going to hop in the computer right here, the smartpassiveincome.com so I’ll show you guys right here what an affiliate marketing business, a successful one looks like.
So check it out, this is Pat Flynn with smartpassiveincome.com. This is a guy who earns six figures per month from affiliate marketing and not only that, he shares his income reports with the world so these income reports, they literally show you where he’s earning his affiliate earnings from.
Totally spread out and he gives you the number for each and every one of these companies so if I scroll down, scroll down, you guys can see here. Income breakdown, gross income, affiliate earnings.
He earned over $50,000 in a single month just from affiliate earnings so that’s just from these links guys.
That’s just from having a blog that talks about affiliate marketing and then he has links to all of these products and services around like, all over his page and if you click it as you guys can see, there’s tracking on each of these links and he earns commission, all these web services and products online so that’s basically in the affiliate marketing business is he has a blog that gets million of hits per month, people who are looking to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing and learn how to make money online and passively, that’s the whole of smartpassiveincome.com and he happens to share his income reports and shows you all the products and services that he earns the money from.
Now there’s nothing wrong with campaigns and in fact you’re going to see later in this post that I’m actually a huge fan of paid traffic however that shouldn’t be your primary business model because if you’re just trying to you know, create these campaigns, that’s kinda like get rich quick type stuff and honestly you know aside from that, it’s also just like you’re working. It’s not passive income anymore if you’re working all the time in order to you know, get sales, get commissions, I’d rather have something that you know, is a website, that is up online, that doesn’t have to spend for advertising in order to make money.
That’s personally how I do affiliate marketing and that’s how I’ve been so successful but other people, they’re chasing campaigns, they’re chasing the quick cash and campaigns die all the time. You have to constantly redo and re-optimize and test campaigns over and over and over again whereas if you had a real business that gets organic traffic you know by ranking on Google and getting linked to from all sorts of other websites and stuff like that, then you don’t really have to worry about creating the next new campaign you know every single week.