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Secret 4 Step Affiliate System

Sep 28, 2011   //   by Ben Jackson   //   Contests, SEO, SEO Blog  //  8 Comments

This is way for affiliate marketers to get paid while building a list.  A major complaint of affiliates is that they don’t get a relationship with buyers.  They do all the grunt work and only get the sale, no email afterwards, nothing.  This system gets over that problem.

Rather than tell you I’m some online guru millionaire I thought it would be better to listen to last year’s “Bad Ass Guest Blogging” winner and be transparent.  You can take any part of this system and apply to your current or projects, or you can follow step-by-step.  Please share any insights you have along the way.

The Secret Exposed:

You make affiliate sales AND build a targeted email list without a website or cost

How does it Work?

•    You find a product with recurring payments
•    Aweber hosts a webform for you for free
•    The “thank you” page takes subscribers to the sales page with your affiliate link
•    You rank for low competition keywords to get targeted traffic to the web form

Why it’s Cool:

•    You make immediate affiliate sales
•    You build a list for follow-up emails and sales
•    You don’t need a website or ANY investment beyond Aweber
•    You can create new sales funnels quickly and easily

It’s a complete affiliate strategy that newbies and veterans can benefit from using.  So without further ado, let’s get into the specifics…

Step 1: Killer Product Selection

You need a product to promote and as you’ve probably guessed, we’re going to use Clickbank.

I avoid highly saturated niches like weight loss and marketing.  There are a lot of less competitive niches that are still profitable.  You’ll be getting your traffic from the SERPs and these niches will provide more low competition keywords to rank for.

What to look for:

Reoccurring Payments: This will allow you to earn more every month that you employ this strategy.  You’ll continue to stack up these payments as you make more sales.

Forget about gravity:  You don’t need to promote the most popular, trending info products.  In fact, the somewhat obscure ones are better as they are often very targeted and specific.  You want everything from the beginning to the end of the sales funnel to be targeted.

Email Follow-ups Ready:  Some products already have a series of emails prepared for you to use on prospects.  You can find these by going to the affiliate page that the vendor has setup on their site.

There’s no need to be super picky here.  Any product in a less competitive niche with recurring payments and a decent looking sales page will be a good fit.

Step 2: The Opt-in Form Creation

With your product selected it’s time to create your free hosted webpage.  If you’re not already using Aweber you’ll have to sign up.  It’s just $19 a month and is the only cost necessary for this affiliate system.

Part I: Making the Web form

Aweber has a bunch of different web form designs that you can choose from, but usually a very simple template is best.  You’re going to stretch out the web form and use it like it’s an entire webpage rather than just a form.

The best part – all of your content is already created for you.

Visit the sales page for the product you’re promoting and take a couple headlines, bullet points, etc. that you like and paste them into your web form.  They already did a lot of research on the target market and paid a lot for an experienced copywriting, so why try to do better?  They won’t have a problem with you using the copy either because you’ll be getting them more sales.

Part II: Redirecting with your Affiliate Link

Next you’ll head to step 2 in Aweber: “settings”.  There’s an option for your “thank you” page URL.  Enter your affiliate link here.  This way you will capture emails for your list and also send them to the sales page with your affiliate link. Read more >>

Ben Jackson

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