Three Tips For Launching Affiliate Sites

As you probably know – Bruce Marler and I have been having a blast and learning a TON at the Affiliate Convention here in Los Angeles. It is amazing to see the convergence between Domaining and Affiliate Marketing, especially as parking and Google Adsense revenues continue to decline. I’ve got another fifty or so posts in me about the conference but I’ll save those for when I’m a bit more rested!

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For now I think you’ll all be interested to know what the experts suggest you do to move-away from those pesky Adsense ads and into the world of Affiliate Marketing. I’m going to start with three tips and some links to get everyone started. This is not a list I’ve made-up myself but instead comes from some of the most successful affiliate marketers in the world – people who have actually made hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars doing it!

  1. Find your niche market and sell it well
  2. Content is king – put good content on your sites, add 2-4 pages of content/week
  3. Package the product (ex. sell hosting packages with complimentary products/services)

To find the best affiliate offers you can use one of the following sites:

OfferVault.com

AffSpy.com

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  • @crowdmanage December 5, 2009, 4:12 am

    Many successful affiliate campaigns are run off content thin sites, with the majority of work (article marketing, PPC etc. ) done off-site. However, if you want to rely on content production, and having an authority site, I would first test the niche with a thin site and PPC – if it doesn’t convert then you shouldn’t invest a year+ building an authority site.

    • Morgan December 5, 2009, 11:10 am

      Great point @CrowdManage – definitely essential to put-up the one-page test site first before putting a lot of effort into a site. Many Domainers forget that just a single page of optimized content can rank on the first page of Google!

  • TeenDomainer December 5, 2009, 5:44 am

    Thanks for sharing the tips, I will be sure to use them, I think its a great point about building content on your affiliate site so you do not need PPC.