Thursday, November 5, 2015

SPI 186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

SPI 186

This week, it’s just you and me. I wanted to take time to explore something that’s a little mysterious to a lot of folks in the business world. It has also been the foundation of my success online: affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing can be a game-changer for you and your business; it was for mine. Affiliate programs allow you to make a profit from other products online while forging new relationships with those products’ creators. This happens without any of the customer service or payment management that comes with traditional business.

Today, I’m going to cover my top nine rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, plus the three crucial tools every affiliate marketer should have in their toolbox. I’ll also dispel some affiliate myths and pass along some words of wisdom for folks just getting started with affiliate programs.

In addition, I have a special invitation for you guys. I’m looking for someone to be a future guest on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. There are two kinds of folks in particular that I’m looking for—people who’ve used my advice and seen success as a result, and people who feel they could use some one-on-one help from me when it comes to their business. If you fit either of these descriptions, go ahead and send me an email at with the subject line, “Guest for Podcast 186.” I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

I’m so excited to share my affiliate marketing experience with you guys. It has made such a huge impact on my business, and I can’t wait for it to change yours, too. Let’s do it!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What affiliate marketing can do for you and your business.
  • Tips for finding an affiliate in your industry, no matter your niche is.
  • How to get a company to sign you on as an affiliate.
  • Three tools every affiliate marketer needs.
  • The importance of building trust with your audience.
  • Why you should treat your affiliate products as if they were your own.
  • When, why, and how you should disclose an affiliate relationship to your audience.
  • Why you should definitely have a Resource page.
  • How and when to attach special bonuses to your affiliate products.
  • The affiliate that has made the biggest impact on my business, and more!

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