Everything you think you know about building an affiliate business is wrong. The simple truth is that the old rules no longer apply. And if you don’t change your tactics, you cannot survive.
The big lie
You’ve probably heard how easy it is to start an affiliate business. Well, that’s true . . . to a point It is the easiest business you can possibly start. But “easier” doesn’t mean “easy”.
The bad news…
The worst part is that the information you’ve received is all wrong. The first thing you’re taught is to pick some great products. Next to look for easy keywords to target. Then to use these keywords to buy ads promoting the product. And just enjoy the commissions. But, it’s all wrong.
Keyword advertising used to work. But the competition has shot the price of keywords through the roof. So, throw it all away.
A better way
All is not lost. Here’s a new method that works!
- Do CPA marketing instead of product promotion
- Utilize demographics data
- Do image ad marketing
Do CPA marketing instead of product promotion
CPA means Cost Per Action. It’s much better than promoting a product. Because you don’t have to get people to spend money. You earn a commission for having them perform an “action”. Such as filling in a form. And getting them to do this is so much easier.
Do demographics research
You’re not even going to use keywords (explained below.) But demographics are highly important. First, select the CPA offer you want to promote. Then go to a site like Quantcast.com. And research what kinds of people will be interested.
Do image ad marketing
So far, you’ve got your CPA offer and your target demographics. You can advertise directly to them on display networks. And let images do the work. And there was no keyword research required. And you’ll save a fortune. Image ad clicks are much cheaper.
Summing it up
This is a great way to make money fast. Because getting started in CPA is free. It’s much cheaper to do image ads than keyword ads. Display networks let you do demographics targeting. And you get paid for having them take a simple action.