Can You Still Make a Living Off Affiliate Marketing in 2019? The TRUTH About Affiliate Marketing

Can You Still Make a Living Off Affiliate Marketing in 2019? The TRUTH About Affiliate Marketing

You see all those people working from home in their underwear making a killing through affiliate marketing. Don’t you want to be one of them? Today, I’m going to share with you if affiliate marketing still works in 2019, and the best-kept secret in the affiliate marketing space.

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Affiliate marketing doesn’t work as well as it used to, but it still does work.

Now, it doesn’t mean you can’t make more money. It was just easier back then, but there’s a new way to make money that most affiliates take for granted.

It’s through SEO, and if you optimize your site and rank really well organically, you can dominate, and you can keep getting more and more revenue coming in.

Step 1, I want you to go to all the affiliate networks within the verticals you’re thinking of.

Here’s what I mean, verticals that you’re thinking of, if you’re being a marketer to just make money, you’re going to find a hard time making money.

If you’re doing something you’re passionate about, you’re going to be much better off because you’ll put in the time and effort that’s needed to succeed.

So go and think about what you love, and go to any of those affiliate sites, like a, and you can see what are the most popular products, what are their payouts in my space?

This will give you ideas of what people are selling to make money.

If you’re unsure and You land on these sites, you can also call their support people, and they’ll even walk you through and give you advice on what products or Services you should promote.

The next thing I want you to do is just do some Google searches related To those products or services.

You’ll see all the other people who are ranking for those terms. Now, I want you to create a list of all those URLs.

The next thing I want you to do is head on over to Ubersuggest and put in each of those URLs.

The next thing I want you to do is click on over to Top Pages. This page will show you their most popular pieces of content, even their most popular pages, the ones that are ranking on Google, the ones that are getting the most traffic.

It’ll show you social shares, and it’ll show you estimated traffic and the number of backlinks.

Click the View All button under estimated traffic.

This will show you all the keywords that that page is getting traffic for, show you how many visitors from each keyword, the ranking positions, and how competitive it is for that keyword to rank organically.

They keywords you want to rank for and look for are the ones that have high traffic, the ones that are expensive in cost-per-click, and have an easy or a low search difficulty number.

The easier it is, the quicker you’re going to get ranking, and when a keyword is expensive, higher-cost-per-click, that means it tends to convert more from a visitor into a customer.

The next thing you want to do is look to all the people that have linked to that article.

This will give you data on how many backlinks these articles are getting.

The next step in the process is to do this with the rest of the competitors.

You’ll figure out what types of pieces of content you should create to get the most traffic because not all sites create the same content.

Even though they’re competing, they all have different spins and variations on it.

The last thing you need to do is go out there and create the content and promote it. You already have ideas on the way your competition is doing.

You already know what’s driving them traffic. It’s time for you to one-up them and create better versions of their content.

They have a 2,000-word post. Go make yours four or 5,000 words. Put video in there, put pictures, just one-up and make them so much better, everyone’s like, “I don’t need a check out any other site. Neil’s done such an amazing job, or John’s done such an amazing job, or Jill’s done such a great job.”

You need to go above and beyond so people care about what you have to say.

When you create this content, you also need to promote it. The way you promote it is you email all the other people who linked to your competition and be like, “Hey John, I noticed you linked out to XY and Z article. I have a similar one that just came out but mine covered 1, 2, and 3 that theirs didn’t. Cheers, Neil.”

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  1. How many of you have tried out affiliate marketing? If you have, leave a comment below with "Yes". If you haven't, leave a comment below with "No".

  2. Neil, I have to hand it to you: you made A LOT of money by telling people that they could make money like you did.
    It's amazing to me.
    I know you answer your videos' comments, so I'm writing this.
    I quit and abandoned the blog I set up in April, because of the elusive "earning ANY COMMISSIONS WHATSOEVER" process.
    Correct me if I'm wrong: You pay Google, and Facebook (the richest companies in the world) and they spin a roulette wheel for you,
    and you hope and pray for the next week, for $5 or $10 in commissions?
    UNLESS: you already started with a ton of cash and it's fun to gamble it. Am I getting that right?

    Because in the process, an aspiring "entrepreneur" will also be sending cash to the millions of other affiliate marketers
    who are selling "How I made $1000 this week" courses, created by teenagers who are really just preying on each others'

    You will spend and Throw away, thousands, tens of thousands of dollars and hours of your life before you see
    one dollar in commission.
    It doesn't matter what course, or friends, or network, or web site, or ANYTHING ELSE you start with.

    It could also be noted that because of this practice, I have driven myself to the brink of exiting the world.
    (I won't, but this has). And ANYONE watching your videos would be told flat out: "you need A LOT of money,
    that you don't mind THROWING INTO THE GARBAGE FOR YEARS, before you see one penny, AND, it will be
    only pennies after those tens of thousands of dollars thrown into the gamble."

    Thank you again. And my blessings to whatever type of character has thousands to spare and gives
    it to–of all people in the world–google and facebook. lmfao.

  3. Hi all. Neil, could you please explain me how do I find a contact info (such as an email address) to those people who are linked to my competition? I do not really get it how I can get the email adresses. Thank you for your help in advance! Csilla

  4. Hi, I've been following the course of the Six Figure Mentors to become an affiliate marketer, now I hear from certain people that it's no longer possible to make good money because of saturation?

  5. Hi Neil, Great video you have made. But I have a burning question. Is it possible to make money from affiliate marketing by driving traffic from social media to affiliate website? I have a Twitter account with 35000 Active followers, 380000 social shares per month and over 1500000 visitors per month. Can I use this as a strategy or do I have to use SEO? Thanks

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