Name: Post Affiliate Pro
Field: Affiliate Marketing Software
Overall Rank: 80 out of 100
Post Affiliate Pro (PAP) is simply a software that helps you to build your own affiliate program easily. When you have your own product and you want to boost your sales, why wouldn’t you let other people sell your product and pay them a commission?
Let’s say that you make $100 for every sale and you can sell 50 products per month. You are making $5,000/month. What if you create an affiliate program with Post Affiliate Pro to make more sales? You give 20$ for everyone who sells one $100-product through your affiliate program.
Let’s say that after a little while you start selling 10 times more products because of your affiliates. You are then making $100 x 500 = $50,000/month. Then you pay your affiliates 20% and you have still left $40,000. Even though this is a very simplified example, it illustrates how much an affiliate program can boost your business and your own income.
There are even more than 100 features in Post Affiliate Pro to help you to build a successful affiliate program.
UPDATE: We found even better program called iDevAffiliate. It was created already in 1999 and it’s one of the leading affiliate tracking softwares. In addition, it’s much cheaper than Post Affiliate Pro. Read our full review of iDevAffiliate!
By watching the video below you can get a good picture what is this program all about:
PAP was founded in 2004 so it has been already 12 (or almost 13) years in the industry. In an online world, that is a very long time. Even 5 years of experience is a sometimes long time in the online world.
The company has more than 30,000 customers. It may not sound so big when you compare that for example Wealthy Affiliate (affiliate marketing training community) has +800,000 members. But when you think that all of those +30,000 customers are business owners and some of them are running a massive business through Post Affiliate Pro, it helps you to realize how big this company really is.
Some Features of Post Affiliate Pro
With PAP you can create almost any kind of affiliate program and even an MLM-program. You can choose all the details
Post Affiliate pro also provides you a full range of promotional material that you can use in your affiliate program:
You can also track practically every detail of your affiliate program. PAP gives you full reports and analysis of all statistics you need. How your affiliates are performing and so on. The installation of the program is easy and immediate.
PAP is for business owners who have their own product and they want to scale their business to earn more income. It’s a wonderful way to take your business to the next level. Your time is limited so it can be a very good option to “hire” somebody to promote your product.
In addition, having an affiliate program can be much more cost-effective than hiring an employee. You don’t need to pay a single penny if they don’t bring you income. Only when they get sales, you earn something. And as an affiliate marketer, I can say that affiliate programs are not fair only for the owners but also for the marketers. One will get paid for your the value that he/she provides. And as an affiliate marketer, one don’t need to care about dealing with customers or other practical things.
If you don’t have enough time to sell your products on different places you can outsource selling by using affiliate marketers. Your time is valuable. You have only one life so don’t waste it. If you concentrate on the most important things you can get much more than trying to do everything that is not so important at all.
I have seen more than 10 reviews of PAP and all of them have been very positive. Actually, I haven’t seen any negative reviews. Here are some examples what users say about Post Affiliate Pro:
I believe that the idea of having your own affiliate program can be a bit intimidating at first. How to create all details of the program and how to track links etc. Ronald Jacobs was new also but as you can see in his short review above, he said that PAP’s service and features helped him through.
Post Affiliate Pro’s main target is to help you to build a successful affiliate program. They are doing their best to help you to achieve it because if you don’t like them, then you’ll disappear and they lose a customer. So they are helping with all the questions you have about the affiliate program.
Davina mentions that the support is always timely and fast. It’s important because when you are using a new product, there are times when you probably need to contact the support and ask for help. She also mentions that PAP is doing great improvements to their program while she has been using it for 4 years already.
There are three different pricing options. You can choose the suitable plan depending on your needs and the size of your business. In the picture below you can see PAP current pricing (16.12.2016)
Notice that with all of the programs you will get Unlimited affiliates for your program, Rock-Solid Tracking, 24/7 Support and Full Setup + Website Integration. Imagine how much time you save because you don’t need to hassle with all little details of affiliate programs like tracking and setting up the program.
If you compare PAP price to similar tools it’s not so expensive at all. You can get started with less than $100/month while some similar software cost starting from $350/month. Some affiliate tracking products can cost even +$750/month. However, even that is not expensive if the software brings you more money than it takes. If your affiliate program can make you $10,000/month then those prices are only very cheap investments.
In my opinion Post Affiliate Pro can be a magnificent way to create your own affiliate program and to boost your income. You don’t have the time to do everything yourself so outsourcing tasks for people who can do it for less money is wise.
Users of PAP have been solely satisfied with their service and features. Their big amount of customers (+30,000) tells that they have been running their business successfully and that they provide a good value for its users.
Affiliate marketing is a win-win situation where the founder of the program and the affiliate marketer earn money. Also customer wins because he finds the product that he has been looking for.
In order to have your own affiliate program, you would need your own products. If you don’t have your own products yet you can always become a successful affiliate marketer. There are affiliate marketers online who are making +$150,000/month only by selling other people’s products and they never need to cope with the customers.
Both sides of the coin are good and it depends on your current situation and goals which side fits for you better.
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Name: Post Affiliate Pro
Price: Pro $97/month, Ultimate $197/month, Network $477/month
Field: Affiliate Marketing Software
Overall Rank: 95 out of 100
Now I want to hear from you:
Do you dream of having your own affiliate program?
Or do you know somebody who is running an affiliate program?
Leave a comment below!
If you want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you need to learn to write reviews that convert. Some experienced have written hundreds or even thousands of product reviews during their affiliate marketing career. Have they bought and tested all of those products personally. Of course not!
You don’t need to buy all those products and have your home full of stuff that you have reviewed. Today I am going to share you How to Write a Great Product Review Without Buying a Product?
“A widely accepted misconception is that you cannot review something honestly if you don’t own it.” –Nathaniell Brenes (A very successful full-time Internet marketer)
Let’s face the reality. Everybody needs to start somewhere. Even guys who are making +$10,000/month online started as newbies one day. They started learning and nowadays they are experts. First of all, don’t worry that you are a newbie. If you start today and keep on learning, someday you will be an expert. I know this from my own experience.
Now listen carefully, you can use your inexperience as an advantage. You can easily relate to your readers who don’t have any experience either. You can write from their perspective and easily answer their questions.
Another thing that I have noticed that many times you don’t even realize how much you know about a subject because you live with yourself every day. Your skills and knowledge seem like normal to you. After talking with a person who really doesn’t know anything about that subject, makes you realize how much you really know.
I can give you an example of my personal life. I thought that where I am an expert. Definitely in playing chess because I am one of the bests in my country. But what other things. Then I realized that I am an expert of languages because I speak 4-6 languages (depends on how you define fluency).
Before I didn’t realize because it was just a normal thing for me. I was living with that fact every day. But I started thinking, how many of my friends speak 4-6 languages. Only very few. I realized that I have a really good knowledge and many people could benefit hearing it. So I decided to create LanguagesAreEasy.com to help people learn languages faster and while having fun.
Sometimes even knowing a little bit of your subject, makes you better than 90% of the population in the world who have 0 knowledge about that subject. So never underestimate your skills and think how much you already know compared to people who don’t know anything.
Let’s say that you are reviewing smartphones. Even though I know more about technology than an average person on the planet, my knowledge about smartphones’ differences is very small. Only by reading a short article about a new iPhone, you already know more than me. Then you could tell me the information and it could help me. If you read 5 articles about that iPhone and combine that information into one article, you have already much better knowledge than many other people.
In your review, you can share other people’s experience and tell how they have enjoyed using iPhone. If somebody didn’t like it because of reason X it’s possible that I don’t like if for the same reason. You can also throw questions to your readers so that they can share their own experiences. Then you get engagement to your website which boosts Google rankings and gives you a better knowledge about the product.
It’s naturally much easier to write a review if you already know a lot about your niche or field. For me, it would not be so hard to write reviews about chess books without using hours on them. The writer of the book defines hugely the quality of the book. Then I could share my own opinion’s about book’s subject and give valuable tips that are not even presented in a book.
Being an expert can be a big advantage because it creates authority. For example mentioning, “When being 5 years in the industry I can say that this product seems…” Your 5 years are a huge sign of credibility in reader’s eyes who doesn’t have so much experience.
Let’s say that you are still writing that smartphone review of an iPhone that you don’t own. One thing you can do is to present the facts. You can collect for example following information about that iPhone and make a comparison with another smartphone like Samsung:
Only by collecting this information and sharing it on your review, you can make a huge favor for your reader. If you collect information from 10 different sources, you can save hundreds of people’s time who visit your website and don’t need to collect all this information themselves.
I give you three quick reasons why to write reviews.
1.88% Of Consumers Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations. When your friend recommends you a product does it raise the probability that you would buy the same product too? Yes, it does and online reviews seem to have the same effect according to studies. (Source: SearchEngineLand.com)
2.Bad reviews can improve conversions by 67%. When you are writing reviews, don’t write only about positive products. The study showed that people become suspicious if all reviews in a site are positive. But when you are providing both positive and negative reviews it shows that you care about a reader. It also makes good products stand out better when you compare them to their worse counterparts. (Source: eConsultancy.com)
3.According to one study writing reviews will boost your sales by 18%. (Source: eConsultancy.com)
All in all, writing reviews will bring more money to your pocket.
Writing reviews can be a very profitable business. It goes like this:
1.People search for reviews on search engines
2.They end up to your website
3.They read a review and click a link
4.They buy a product and you earn a commission up to 75%
People are making millions of money every year by doing this and affiliate marketing business is growing every year worldwide. Want to have your share of the cake?
Wealthy Affiliate is an online business training that teaches you how to become a successful affiliate marketer. There are more than 800,000 members in the community and many of them have created full-time income by writing reviews. Become a member for free and start making money with your reviews.
PS.The best reviews are still usually made of products that you own and have used yourself. So when you are making money with your reviews, you can invest a small part of it into new products that you buy, test and write a review. When you keep on writing new reviews your income will grow like a snowball.
What kind of reviews do you like?
What are your tips for writing reviews without buying a product?
So, you want to make money online but you can’t decide between MLM and affiliate marketing. Today I am going to compare those two in this Multilevel Marketing vs Affiliate Marketing -article. Let’s start first by earning potential.
If you want to earn well, there is a lot of potential in both of those. There are multi level marketers who are making $10,000/month and they are affiliate marketers who are making $10,000/month. But I have seen one interesting fact in both of the marketing ways. Most of the people are earning less than $100/month in MLM or affiliate marketing. It tells us the hard reality. Many people try because it’s easy to get in. But many people also fail.
However, if somebody has failed it doesn’t mean that you would fail. If somebody has succeeded, you can succeed too. They say that 9 out of 10 businesses fail. Robert Kiyosaki had already failed twice and he was starting a new business. People asked him, “Why would you bother? You have already failed twice.” Robert just answered, “Well, if 9 out of 10 businesses fail, I still need to fail 7 times more and then I will succeed.
There are nowadays more than 3,4 billion people online and the number is rising every day. Billions of dollars are spent every year online. By becoming an affiliate marketer or multi-level marketer, you can get your own share of that.
MLM-programs are usually marketed with shiny objects: “See how much our top marketers are earning!!!” Then there are pictures of successful people driving new cars and living in big houses. “Want to become a rich like them? Join our program today and you can be one of them!”
Same applies partially to affiliate marketing. There are many people who are making big income online only by promoting other people’s products. It can give you an illusion that making money with affiliate marketing is quick and easy. But I need to tell you the truth.
There is no shortcut to success. If you want to build your own business, it requires hard work.
Affiliate marketing or MLM-program will not make you rich overnight. You can make your first income within the first week like Alex Sol did but it will require very dedicated effort Most of the time you will earn your first money from affiliate marketing after a few months. But the happy news is that when you start generating income, in affiliate marketing it will usually grow like a snowball.
You can easily scale up your online business by repeating the same things that you used before to achieve a little success. Did you achieve your first #1 ranking in Google? Repeat the process to get more #1 rankings. Did you make your fist sale, keep on doing the same things and more sales will come?
Millionaires say that earning a first million was the most difficult one but the others were already much easier. When you start getting organic traffic and sales from your website, keep learning and the results will increase.
Personally, I haven’t really found MLM-programs that I would like to join and put my efforts. There have been some very interesting programs but all of them have the same problem. Their products are way too expensive.
I am not saying that an expensive wouldn’t be worth it because it definitely can. Still, the products that you find in MLM-products are usually 2-3x more expensive than similar products that you could find in a local supermarket. Are they higher quality? Sometimes yes, sometimes not.
One thing that many people don’t like in MLMs is that they need to recruit new people all the time. They are asking their friends and family members to join. Sometimes it may even seem like “forcing” new people. Then having those little parties at home where you show new products to your friends and they need to buy something because they want to be polite and don’t want you to get angry. (Of course, I am a little bit exaggerating here but you get the point.)
Another thing is that most of the MLM-programs are very expensive to join. We have reviewed many of them on YourOnlineRevenue.com and you have probably seen that many times it costs +$99/month to get in. Sometimes the price had been even many hundreds of dollars every month. Compare to affiliate marketing. You can get started totally for free without any investments.
The idea of affiliate marketing is easy. Just leave links of interesting products or websites to somewhere on the Internet. When somebody clicks the link and buys something, you will earn a commission. You can promote literally anything you want.
If you are interested in dogs, you can promote dog products.
If you are interested in Christianity, you can promote Bibles.
If you are interested in traveling, you can promote travel products like hotels and airlines.
If you are interested in languages, you can make a promote language learning products. (Check my website LanguagesAreEasy.com)
Here you don’t have the same challenge like in MLM that products would be too expensive because you can promote products of any kind. You can promote products that cost $1 or you can promote products that cost $10,000. And sometimes you can even give a discount for your followers which is even better.
Imagine that in MLM-products there is usually at least 20% extra price but in affiliate marketing, you may give a 20% discount sometimes. Is there a big difference? (Note: there is not always a discount but sometimes)
In affiliate marketing, you can find products for everyone’s needs
I have a good friend. He is very skillful to handle money like I am. However, there is a very big difference what kind of products we use and buy. He is not looking for cheap products, he is looking for quality products.
I am also looking for quality but I am also concerned about price. I am not willing to pay $1,000 if I can get the same product for $200. Don’t get me wrong here. My friend doesn’t want to buy expensive products just for the sake of it. But for him, it’s not a problem if a product is expensive if he just gets good quality. Some people look for very cheap products, some people don’t care and some people look for luxurious products. “Buy a luxury holiday of two weeks on the beach of the Caribbean.”
People are different and products that they look for are different. That’s why affiliate marketing is wonderful. You can promote products of any price. How would it feel to promote a product for $5,000 and get a 10% commission? That’s totally possible. You just need to target the right audience.
Do you know what is the recipe for success? Learn what other successful people have done. Repeat what they have done, learn during the process and become successful too.
Many things in affiliate marketing are repeatable. Build a website, get ranked on Google to get traffic, optimize your text in order to get conversions and see how dollars start dropping to your account. The process is very simple but “Why don’t everyone do it?” There are three main reasons:
1.People don’t know what it is.
2.People don’t know how to do it.
3.People don’t want to do what it takes.
Then there are people who find out what it is, how to do it are willing to do what it takes, become successful. Are you one of those?
Some years ago I didn’t know about affiliate marketing. And nowadays when I have talked to people to explain what I am doing online, they haven’t even heard about affiliate marketing.
I believe that one reason people don’t become successful with it is because they don’t even know about it. Now you know about the possibility so you don’t belong to a group that wouldn’t know what it is.
Maybe you belong to the group 2, you don’t know how to do it. Then I want to introduce Wealthy Affiliate for you. It is an online training center and community that teaches you everything you need to know in order to become a successful affiliate marketer. One of the greatest benefits is that you can get started for free.
Now you know what is affiliate marketing and how to do it (by registering to Wealthy Affiliate and going through the training). The only questions are, “Are you willing to do what it takes?” If you are ready to become a successful affiliate marketer, click here to start a training for free!
“How to Make Money Writing Product Reviews Online?” It is the question that you may be asking if you are interested in making money online.
My website is about teaching you how to earn online revenue and today I will explain you thoroughly how you can make money by writing the product reviews.
Fasten your seat belts.
People worldwide are spending more and more money on the Internet.
“In 2016, global B2C (business-to-consumer) e-commerce sales are expected to reach 1.92 trillion U.S. dollars.” Source: Statista.com
The quote means that individual consumers are using $1,920,000,000,000 only in 2016. The number is rising every single year.
In 2018, consumers are expected to use 2,36 trillion U.S. dollars on the Internet!
The growth is literally huge. There has never been this kind of business opportunities in the world’s history.
The huge numbers that we saw before mean that the hundreds of millions of people are searching and buying products from the Internet.
Remember, many of them don’t know what they are going to buy when they go online. First, they are searching for the reviews and other people’s opinions about the products.
Nowadays people don’t buy blindly. They want to read the product reviews.
Before buying a smartphone the person can search from the Internet “What is the best smartphone for $200.”
People are searching reviews for
In the other words, people are searching everything from the Internet.
Meanwhile, thousands (or probably millions) companies are trying to sell their products. The same companies are at the same time eagerly trying to find people who would like to promote the products.
That’s your opportunity!
You can write the review of their products. Then leave the link to the company’s website.
Then someone is trying to find the product from the Internet, your website pops up and gives him the final push before he buys the product. Then he goes to the company’s website, buys the product and you earn the commission (which can be even $1,400!)
Let me give you the simple example how you can earn money by writing a simple review of the smartphone.
I am going to buy a new smartphone very soon and I am planning to pay approximately $200. Before buying, I want to know which one of the $200 phones is the best.
I will write in Google “What is the best smartphone for $200”. Then I will read some reviews of $200 phones and decide which one I will buy.
Let’s imagine that you had written the review about Huawei Honor 5X and your text convinces me, so I decide to buy it. I click your link at the end of your review and order my new Huawei Honor 5X.
Guess who earns the commission? You!
Don’t think that it would be too complicated to put the links. For example, if you click that link “Huawei Honor 5X above and end up buying anything from Amazon, I earn the commission.
Yes you can!
This can be surprising but it’s true. For example, I didn’t buy Mobile Monopoly 2 but I still wrote a review about it. How is it possible?
I made the little research and saw that the product is not worth buying because I saw many people’s bad experiences with the product. If I am not willing to buy it I definitely don’t recommend it to you.
Still my review can be very useful for you. You don’t need to make the same research as I did. You don’t need to use many hours on the Internet studying people’s experiences with this product because I made it for you.
The same applies to the reviews that you can write. You can search people’s experiences about the products and then write the review and make money.
As we talked before, people are searching and buying everything from the Internet nowadays. That means that you can write the reviews about literally everything.
What is your hobby?
What do you love doing?
Which products do you like?
What subject is interesting for you?
Think about these questions and decide which subject do you want to choose. You can be sure that there are affiliate programs for every subject you can name.
It means that you can always find the products to promote.
You may be thinking, “Hmmm… if I need to write reviews that encourage people to buy the products, do I need to be dishonest to sell the products better?”
NO! You don’t need to be dishonest.
No one will like you if you write the dishonest reviews. But if you sincerely help people to find the products that they are looking for, they will like you more and they will eventually buy more.
“How can I sell anything if I need to tell the pros and cons honestly?”
Everyone of us knows that there is no a perfect product (or if you have a perfect product, you will make lots of money!) Think about the products that you are using. Your smartphone, your laptop, your bed, your table, your chairs and so on.
They are not perfect. There are pros and cons in every product.
Even though many of the products I am using are not perfect I can still recommend them for the others.
For example, there is a very good price/quality ratio in my laptop. I believe that many people would like to buy the same laptop. I could write the review and earn some commissions.
I am not the professional with the smartphones. I know how to use them but I don’t know too much about little technical stuff. Still I could write you a review and probably you would get some benefit. You would know if the phone is working well or not.
Are you asking your friends when you are about to buy something? I know that many people ask opinions from their friends and so do I.
We appreciate our friends’ opinions and the same applies when you are writing reviews. You don’t need to know all the details perfectly but you can just describe your own experiences.
People are interested in your experiences when they are about to buy the same product.
I mean that you can also write the reviews of the products that you don’t like and they will make you more money. How?
Let’s say that you write the reviews about those smartphones. You write the review of Samsung Galaxy S4 and you honestly didn’t like it. You can say it straight in your review. You can say that the product was bad and you didn’t like using it.
In the end of the review, you will leave a link, “Galaxy S4 isn’t worth buying. FIND A BETTER SMARTPHONE HERE!” Then people will be directed to another review where you are describing a better phone that you can honestly recommend.
That way good and bad products will generate your income.
Okay, let’s summarize the process:
1.Write the review
2.Someone finds your review
3.He buys the product
4.You earn the commission = You make money!
The process is simple and anyone can learn to make money this way.
If you are interested in earning income from the product reviews I will give you 10 FREE video lessons which will help you to get you started. I will also give you my 1-on-1 mentoring once you create your free account in Wealthy Affiliate.
I hope you found this article useful. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I am more than happy to help you out. (I promise to answer within 24 hours for every question.)
Do you have experiences of making money online by writing product reviews?
There are thousands of ways to earn money online. One of them is blogging and today I’m going to give you 5 relevant answers to the question, “How to Earn Money Online with a Blog?”
This is probably one of the most famous ways. When you have enough visitors on your blog you can earn money with Google ads.
Google Adsense is very easy to activate.
When someone clicks Google’s ads on your website, you will earn the little money.You can also contact the companies directly and ask how much they are willing to pay you if you show their ads
Google Adsense is one way to earn money with a blog but not it’s not my favorite. You can contact the companies directly and ask how much they are willing to pay you if you show their ads on your website.
In affiliate marketing, you place companies’ links or ads to your website. But you don’t get the commission when someone clicks the ad.
You get the commission when someone buys the product.
You can, for example, put the link to Amazon. Then someone clicks the link and goes to Amazon’s website. Then he/she buys the product and you get the commission of the product.
There are many good sides in affiliate marketing. For example, when you take someone to Amazon you can earn commission despite what product the visitor buys. Even if your product is a book but the visitor ends up buying clothes, you will get the commission of those clothes.
Many programs teach on the Internet to earn money through affiliate marketing. In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate provides the best training and the community to learn to become a successful affiliate marketer.
One of the most profitable ways to earn money with a blog is to sell your own products.
Your products can be T-shirts, ebooks, online courses or anything you can imagine.
The good side when you are selling your own products is that you will get 100% of the money while in affiliate marketing or selling ads you only get some commission.
Still, the truth is that selling your own products usually requires more work than selling products from Amazon.
Amazon has already built the trust with the people. But when you are selling your own products you first need to gain trust in the eyes of your customers.
Creating your own products can still definitely be worth it as you are persistent with the marketing.
As your blog becomes more and more popular you can find sponsors.
Companies related to your niche become interested in marketing their products and services in your blog.
Or for example, if you have a travel blog, the travel agency may give you a free trip if you write a review of their service and leave ads to your blog.
In order to gain this kind of sponsorship, you need to convince the company that your blog has enough traffic and it would be profitable for them to sponsor your blog.
Many times private sponsors don’t just appear but you need to be active yourself in order to them.
Many people don’t think this possibility at first.
But as you write a blog and gain the expertise in your niche you can have new and interesting opportunities.
You can use your blog as a merit and market yourself to become a speaker at the conferences and different kind of events of your niche.
I know that many bloggers will never become public speakers but I wanted to share this possibility to open eyes to see how many possibilities there really are as a blogger.
Having a great blog can also help you to get a work place because the boss can see your great efforts that you have made in your blog. But I bet that you don’t need to work for anyone else if as you become the more successful blogger. 😉
These were the 5 ideas on the question, “How to Earn Money Online with a Blog?”
3.Sell Your Own Products
5.Speaking Fees and Personal Appearances
Remember that when you are writing a blog, success doesn’t come overnight. It neither comes automatically.
Sow, sow and sow. Sow little seeds of success in your blog and over the time course you can reap the harvest.
Usually, you will also need to have training on how to market your blog and how to earn money with your blog faster.
In my opinion, the best way to start earning money with a blog is Wealthy Affiliate. They provide a thorough training and the community of enthusiastic people who encourage you to push forward.
Many people who want to earn money with the blogs and websites are wondering, “Is Google Adsense any good?” or “Is Google Adsense worth it?”
Today I’m going to give you an answer to those questions and tell what one online millionaire talks about the subject.
1.You have a website
2.You put the Google Ads on your website
3.You get paid some pennies/cents when the visitor clicks the ad on your website.
(4.The visitor ends up to the advertiser’s website)
So the process is quite simple. Notice that you don’t get paid for everyone who sees the ads but for everyone who clicks the ad.
Then you can see your revenue and statistic from Google Adsense.
No. In the beginning of my online marketing career, I thought that it would be easy to earn some little cash just to put some Google ads on my site. I was wrong.
I had a blog with about 1,000/monthly visitors (which is not very much but still something). I activated Google ads on my site just to see how well it works. Google ads were on my site for almost two months and guess how much I earned.
The moral of the story is that if you are looking for a quick cash, Google Adsense is not the best. You will need a lot of traffic to your website before you can start earning any decent money with Google Adsense.
Do you know Pat Flynn? He is a very successful online entrepreneur and he is a real expert in online marketing. His #1 Google Adsense Tip is, “Don’t use Google Adsense!”
You may think, “Why not to use it? Would it be a great way to earn little extra income?”
Look at the image below (click the image to make it large).
As we learned before you get paid when someone clicks on the ad and ends up on the advertiser’s website.
But the problem is that Google is taking some money in between. Let’s say that the advertiser pays $0,20 every time when someone clicks the ad. $0,10 goes to Google and $0,10 goes to you. But what if you could get the whole $0,20? (numbers are just for the example)
What if you could contact the advertiser and say that he can place his ad to your website without Google?
You could easily boost your income because you don’t have the pay Google anymore! The advertiser and you are happy. Win-win.
Don’t be afraid to contact the advertiser straight because he will very probably be happy if someone is willing to advertise his products.
The reality is that we have become quite “immune” to the ads on the Internet. People don’t click them too much.
Google ads can work sometimes but actually more targeted ads are better. When you activate Google ads on your website, you can’t fully control what people see. But when you contact the advertiser straight you can decide what kind of ads you want to show.
My suggestion for you is to put ads that are very relevant to your niche. If your niche is “women’s kettlebell training” put the kettlebell ads.
If your niche is about “how to play piano”, put ads of the piano courses.
In affiliate marketing, you get the certain commission of the products that people end up buying.
It’s very powerful way to earn money. Compare earning $0,05 per Google ad vs. $100 of promoting the product you can honestly recommend and you even use yourself.
Thousands of companies have affiliate programs that you can join. Most of the time you just need to fill out the form and to become an affiliate marketer. You don’t even need to think how to market your website for the “advertiser” but you become accepted almost automatically.
Is Google Adsense worth it?
You can earn some money with it. I know people who have earned hundreds of dollars with Google Adsense.
But in my opinion, there are better and more profitable ways to earn money online like affiliate marketing.
In Youtube, Google Adsense is a great resource to earn money but in your own website, you don’t need it.
Just contact the advertiser and you will earn bigger commissions ($1,4000/sale).
Here is Pat Flynn’s video Passive Income Streams 101 where he explains his #1 Google Adsense Tip (starts at 4:14).
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Do you have experiences with Google Adsense? What do you think about it?
People make tons of money online. Have you ever wondered, “How do people make money with affiliate marketing?” Keep on reading and you will find out something surprising!
Today we live the year 2016. Who knows what will happen in 2021 or who knows how your life would be if you have chosen differently 2011.
I can hear you asking, “What do you mean by choosing differently??
Let me explain. If you are working in a job where you get active income instead of passive income you will be paid for every hour you work. Right?
What if you would have started a work in 2011 that would generate your income even today? Even if you would be sleeping or in Zaku Zaku Island in the middle of nowhere. 😉
Here -> $1,400 commission on 1 WA sale! an online businessman Alex Sol explains how he made $1,400 with one single sale. And he wasn’t even selling his own product but promoting the other person’s product.
Let’s imagine if you would have started affiliate marketing in Wealthy Affiliate in 2011. Then someone bought the yearly premium membership. You got a $175 commission.
Then he learned to do online business (thanks to Wealthy Affiliate) and he continued to the community. After 5 years he has paid 5 x $175 = $875 in your pocket. And you only made one referral.
One link in your social media, one email, one link in your website or one link in the forum or anywhere. ONE LINK! One referral. 875$! That’s powerful! And totally realistic.
Let’s imagine if there would have been 5 people in 2011 who got interested in the online business by your referral. All 5 became successful and continued in WA for 5 years with the yearly membership. How much commission that would have meant for you?
5 x 5 x $175 = $4,375!
Think about it. Only 5 persons.
In affiliate marketing, you are earning commissions from the sold products. The commissions can be 4% or 80%. The product you sell can be $5 or $5,000.
The great way to earn income as an affiliate is selling expensive products with the good commission. Most of the time it’s quite hard to find such products. But finding expensive products with the lower commissions is easier.
Let’s imagine that you have a website that promotes fitness products. You can link for example treadmills, gym machines, and other equipment.
For example the price of the treadmill $1,299.00. Let’s say 5% commission for you (can be 10% also if you are doing well on Amazon). You make $65 for every sale.
$999,99 gym machine with 10% commission means $100 for every sale.
A comprehensive set of high-quality dumbbells $5,322 with 10% commission means $532 for every sale!!
People buy also expensive products online. Would it be fun to get your own share of the market?
1.The company sells a product
2.You promote their product (=Leave a link of their website somewhere.)
3.Someone buys the product
4.You earn the commission.
The process explained more in detail in my other article here -> What is Affiliate Marketing Online? – Explained Simply.
There are hundreds (or thousands) of affiliate programs on the Internet with the recurring passive income possibility.
Don’t be sad if you didn’t start affiliate marketing in 2011. You can still start it today and think about how happy you will be for your decision in 2021.
If you don’t start today you will never know what you missed by walking pass the opportunity.
Wealthy Affiliate is an online community and training that teaches everything you need to learn to become a successful affiliate marketer. But don’t be fooled, you need to do your own part also!
If you have any questions, comments or own experiences about affiliate marketing feel free to share them below.
There are thousands of scams online. We can easily say that people have lost millions of euros in the pocket of online cheaters who are earning money illegally or with unethical ways.
I have written this article to help you avoid online scams and save your money from the cheaters. You should only use your money for the reliable online programs. I also made a video where I walk you through these 5 tips to avoid scams online and I give you some very practical tips. I believe you will enjoy it.
The old saying goes, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. There are online programs with the false testimonies like, “I earned 10,000$ within the first week.”
That kind of promises may sound appealing but as far as I know that kind of promise is never true. Everything worthwhile in life requires efforts and it’s exactly the same with the online business.
Would you imagine to earn $10,000 within the first week in the normal business where you don’t invest a single dollar (or $10 maximum)? Don’t imagine to make $10,000/month right after starting in the online world. That’s not the reality.
I know that you can make $10,000/month, $20,000 or even $100,000/month online because many other people are doing it honestly. But the point is that all of those guys have made lots of work to achieve their online success.
There are a lot of reviews about the reliable online programs. If the program is legit and you can benefit from it, the chances are that someone else has used the program before and wrote the review about it.
I write reviews here in YourOnlineRevenue to tell you about the legit products and warn you about the scams. I write my reviews as honestly as I can, so you can trust in my words about the programs.
I have one experience when I didn’t use this principle. I went to one website that promised me a lot of Twitter followers for free fast.
The page looked like the scam and I thought that probably I need first to search more about this website in Google.
I was so excited about the possibility to get more followers that I didn’t read the reviews. The result: The website sent 2 spam messages to all of my Twitter followers.
The good thing was that I didn’t use any money there and I learned the lesson that it’s always important to investigate first if something seems a bit suspicious.
Many times I have been about to try the interesting product but then I have realized read some honest reviews before and decided not to waste my time.
Just make a quick search in Google, “Is PRODUCT_NAME a scam?” or “PRODUCT_NAME review”.
NOTE: Some people are writing positive reviews about the scam products because they may earn the commission if you join. Be careful and read for example 3 reviews before joining or find the reliable source where you can find the product.
Everything depends on the leader/founder. Is the founder reliable? Does he shows his face and identity or is he unknown like the mystical Q in “TooDamnEasy” program.
Can you find information about the founders on the internet? What other people say about them?
Do they have a long experience? Do they use their own principles in order to succeed?
In Wealthy Affiliate, you can find persons who have a very long experience in the online business. Some of them have been doing online business even 15 years.
You can contact them personally in WA and in my experience they have always answered the questions.
Their eyes are experienced to see which one is a scam and which one is a legit program.
You can also always ask us in YourOnlineRevenue.com and we promise to give find you the honest answer. Just leave the comment below and most of the time we will come up with the answer within 24 hours.
Usually, you can find the free material from the program. In Wealthy Affiliate, you will get 10 free lessons, 2 free websites and other features for free. You can try if the program is really legit or not.
All of the programs don’t provide free material but you can find it from the other websites.
For example, Chris Farrell Membership (a legit program) has free teachings in Youtube. You can see if the program is really providing value.
Niche Blitzkrieg is also a legit program but there is not a free trial. Still there is a full money-back guarantee and you can find a lot of reviews on the Internet.
My #1 recommendation Wealthy Affiliate provides 20 free videos lessons for free. After studying their free material you can well decide if you want to continue to their premium program or not.
I have been in the online business for a good while. One natural thing I have noticed is that the more I review”Make money online” -products, the faster I spot scams.
Many scams just follow same patterns and they give you the same story in a little bit different covers.
1.You join to their program
2.You invite other people to join
3.You make money when your referrals buy something.
All of them have very high membership fee which will motivate you to refer other people so you could earn back the money you have lost to the program.
When you gain experience on your online business your eyes will spot scam products much faster than before. In addition, you will see what it really takes to make lots of money online.
Using these 5 ways to avoid scams online
1 Avoid Too Big Promises
2 Read the Reviews
3 Investigate the founders
4 Ask Reliable Online Entrepreneurs
5 Investigate the Free Material First
You will never fall into the scams.
If you can’t find any information about the program from the Internet, no one of the online entrepreneurs know about it, the program doesn’t offer any free material I would say that the programs are a scam. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY IN SCAMS.
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What are the signs you think the program is a scam? Have you used the money on the scam program? Leave a comment below.
Think about big companies, for example, Amazon, Target or Walmart. They sell millions of products every day. Would you like to have your own part of the winnings made in their sales? That’s possible through affiliate marketing.
Have you heard that term “affiliate marketing”?
Today I’m going to explain to you what is affiliate marketing means and how you can earn money doing that.
Amazon, Target, Walmart and many other (also very small) companies have “affiliate programs”. That means that anyone can sell their products.
You put the link to your website, social network, email list or anywhere else. When someone clicks the link and ends up buying some of their products you will get the commission of the sold products.
The commission varies a lot in different affiliate programs. For example, the commission in Amazon’s products is 4-10% while other companies may give even 80% commission. And everything in between. (Here is a great and illustrative lesson by the successful affiliate marketer how affiliate marketing works in practice)
You don’t need former experience or skills. You don’t need own products. But you need to be willing to learn.
The process of affiliate marketing is simple. Company A sells products. You (affiliate) leave the link somewhere on the Internet. Person A buys the product. The company gets money and you get money. Simple?
The great thing is that many times you can get the commission from the products that you are not even linking!
If you have the link for example to Amazon kindle books. Someone clicks the link but end up buying men’s boxers, you will get the commission. If someone buys the $500 TV, you will get the commission.
There are no income limits in affiliate marketing. Do you know Pat Flynn? He is the guy who makes over $100,000/month online and a big amount of his success comes from affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to earn for anyone. Here are some examples
In my opinion, affiliate marketing is just a great resource but many people are not even aware of that. I didn’t know this opportunity before but I’m glad that I have found it.
Amazon, Target and Walmart are by no means the only affiliate programs. There are affiliate programs for any niche that you can imagine. Just write to Google “some niche + affiliate program” and you will find an affiliate program in any niche.
Wealthy Affiliate also helps you to find relevant affiliate programs that you may want to be part of.
Even the smallest niches have affiliate programs and you will be astonished how many they are.
Remember, affiliate marketing is not a MLM-program or anything related!
Do you want to learn more how affiliate marketing works? Wealthy Affiliate is the training center and community that teaches everything you need to be a successful affiliate marketer.
Some are making $10,000/month through affiliate marketing and they have learned their skills in Wealthy Affiliate.
I don’t say that success comes overnight. But it comes to those who work for it and are persistent.
Do you have any experience of affiliate marketing? Share your experience and leave a comment below?
If you have any question or comment don’t hesitate to leave it below!