After hearing about some wonderful successes with affiliate marketing, I decided it was time to give it a try. This post is about the very first step after opening an account with Clickbank (or any similar product directory). It is about how to pick a product or service that you can market and sell profitably.
In case you’re new to affiliate marketing, Clickbank is a web resource that connects manufacturers with people who want to market and sell the manufacturers’ products. Such people are known as ‘affiliate marketers’ or just ‘affiliates.’ Resources like Clickbank are sometimes referred to as product directories. Most affiliate marketers set up sales pages or websites to attract customers on the internet. However, it is perfectly reasonable to sell affiliate products through more traditional channels, if that’s your preference. Continue reading →
In a previous post I reported that Google is now penalizing pages that have affiliate links on them. I am not going to discuss the pro’s and con’s of this decision right now. Instead, I’d like to offer a quick fix for my downlines and other legitimate affiliate marketers who may be affected by it.
Here’s a simple way to hide those affiliate links so that they are not actually on the pages you want ranked. It involves setting up simple php redirects. I am assuming that you know how to log in to your host site and make simple changes to files there. If not, the person who created your website or blog should be able to do this for you. It takes only a few minutes. Continue reading →