The field I am talking about, of course, is called "affiliate marketing".
For several years I heard the term “affiliate
marketing” bandied about by folks who apparently knew what
they were talking about, but I never fully understood what
they meant. Oh, I knew vaguely that it had something to do
with selling stuff, but I didn’t grasp the mechanics of it
too, because way back in the 70’s I had “dealers” who
advertised my music courses in various ways – ads,
classified ads, mailings, etc – and we “drop-shipped”
for them. When they got an order from their advertising
efforts, they would send us a shipping label with the
customer’s name on it along with a check for 50% of the
price of the course they sold. We would then package the
course, slap on the shipping label, and drop the course in the
mail. The customer figured it came from the person who sold
it. Very neat system, and it’s still done today by some
Affiliate marketing is like that, except instead of
selling the product,
you simply “point” prospects at the
web site of the company you represent, and they take it from
They do all the:
Of course there’s more to it than that, and that’s
what this book is about, but at the most basic level....
marketing is selling stuff you
don’t own to people you never see!
So if you, as the affiliate, don’t have to do
any selling, stocking products, shipping to the
customer, or answering their questions about the product, what
in the heck DO you do?
Sounds like the world’s cushiest job to me.
Well, it is in many ways. But that means that you have
to be good at the few things you DO have to do, which
those people who come to your site in a way that makes them want to
“click-through” to your merchant. You do this by writing
helpful articles about the products you represent, and/or
using audio and video on your site to tell about your
name and e-mail address
of those folks who come to your site. You do this by using
either a “name squeeze page” or a pop-up or an opt-in box
on your site.
Following them up
with interesting and enticing e-mails that make them want to come back to your site or the site
of the merchant you represent. You can do this by subscribing
to an auto-responder service and then sending out a series of
helpful e-mails on a sequential basis – daily, weekly, or
whatever. An alternate to this is using RSS (Really Simple
Syndication) I cover all that...
I cover all that...
And that is what this e-book is all about -- how you can develop a full-blown web business right at home in your family room without having to have or create your own product.
How Much Can I Earn?
While this is not a “get rich quick” book, or even a “get rich slow” book – it’s more like a “learn a lot about the internet and marketing while you have fun working at home” book – it is possible to earn a significant amount. Some affiliates earn extra spending money while holding down another job. Some stay-at-home Moms supplement their family income through affiliate marketing. And then there are “super affiliates” such as James Martell and Rosalind Gardiner who make more per month than most people make all year. Rosalind wrote a book about her affiliate experiences titled “The Super-Affiliate Handbook” It tells the amazing true story of how one woman, with no previous business experience, earns $435,000+ per year ... selling other people's stuff online! At an internet conference recently I heard her say recently that she earns significantly more than that now.
And James Martell, author of “Affiliate Marketers Handbook” is a modest guy and doesn’t broadcast his earnings, but I happen to know that he earns double or triple what an average doctor earns – somewhere in the neighborhood of six figures per month, which is a pretty nice neighborhood. Of course, he has been at it for several years now, and owns about 100 affiliate sites on subjects ranging from babies to baseball.
So while there is absolutely no guarantee, it obviously can be done. (If you’re wondering if I make that kind of affiliate income, the answer is no. I don’t do a lot of affiliate marketing, since I have a product line of my own. (See www.PlayPiano.com) But what little affiliate marketing I do is very profitable, and a nice supplement to my own music course sales.)
And just so you’ll know I’m not blowing smoke, in the ebook I show you some of my affiliate checks from assorted merchants:
Certainly not very much compared to others, but still a nice little bonus to go along with income from my line of over 300 music products.
The e-book has 113 pages covering all this and lots more, with links so you can "click through" to various merchants and web sites so you can see if you want to link up with them or not
It is $49. bucks, which is not very much when you consider how much you could earn and how nice it would be to stay home and work in your family room, but of course it comes with a complete money-back guarantee in case you feel this is not for you. You can download it as soon as your credit card clears -- no waiting for delivery through the mail! I suggest that you print out a copy of the book and take it to your local quick printer and have him spiral-bind it, so it will be convenient to handle. But also keep a copy on your computer desktop, so you can follow all the links in the book that show how everything works.
Remember that I wrote this book for my 4 grown kids -- all of whom have wonderful careers of their own. The oldest one is a writer, our daughter is an RN, the next son is an EMT & drives an ambulance, and the youngest is a Certified Financial Planner. So they are not exactly starving.
But since I wrote the book last year they all have little web "family room" businesses started, and maybe someday they will turn them into full-time businesses working at home like their folks have done for the last 40 years or so -- never missing a family or school event!
P.S. Remember that you have NO RISK at all. If it's not for you, it's not for you. Just let me know & I will refund your payment immediately.