The easiest way to make money online through affiliate marketing

 Keep a Steady Pulse on Your Market

If you want to make a ton of money in affiliate marketing, you absolutely must be fanatical about keeping tabs on your market so you can effectively position yourself in front of your target audience long before others do.

In fact, the easiest way to make money in affiliate marketing is to have your system in place weeks before the launch ever happens.

That way, you not only position yourself in the search engines (and in front of the line with subscribers) for when the big day comes, but you're given enough time to create content, value enhancers and bonus products that will draw customers to you, rather than the competition, this will also give you an insight of top paying affiliate programs.

When you subscribe to a JV or launch notification program, you'll receive emails and updates about upcoming product launches long before the information is made available to potential customers.  In fact, many times, you'll find out about upcoming product launches long before the merchant even begins to contact their own affiliates!

If you aren’t sure where to begin, or who these developers are, you can join http://muncheye.com/, which is a launch notification system that will send you emails about upcoming launches. Really cool website.

If you’re interested in business and Internet marketing products, check out http://www.JVZoo.com

You’ll need to apply for approval with each vendor, but typically it only takes a couple of hours to get approval.  Then, you’ll have immediate access to their JV promotional page where you’ll be able to download swipe files, banners, ad copy, and more. 

Plus, you’ll get to see their entire sales funnel and how you can earn more money through their backend offers.

There are countless other affiliate marketplaces online so run a Google search to find a few that offer products that you are interested in and then subscribe to their updates.

The sooner you know of a product launch, the more prepared you will be; it’s as simple as that. If you only start prepping your website and list within a few days of an upcoming launch you’ll struggle to generate enough traffic through your affiliate links to make it worth your while.

Instead, if you know of an upcoming launch weeks, even months ahead of time, you can set up a killer system that will maximize exposure, and of course, profits.

My Personal Action Plan

Here’s what I do with every product I plan to promote:

As soon as I find out about the product, I request a review copy. If you are just starting out, you may not have the opportunity to snag a review copy and may have to purchase it yourself.  Or, if you trust the vendor or can verify his reputation for putting out solid products, you can bypass this step.

If you are able to buy a copy though, the investment will be well worth it because not only will you have personal experience with the product, but you’ll be able to create auxiliary components and bonus products around the product that will extend the value to those who purchase through your affiliate links.

You’ll also be able to start creating (or outsourcing) content that will generate traffic and help you build a targeted list of potential buyers.  

I will also sometimes register a domain name around the product launch as well, especially if it’s a large-scale one. Otherwise, I funnel all my traffic to one main blog’s sub-page.

For example, if I were promoting a product called “7-Figure Affiliate”, I would set up a page on my blog so that the URL would be something like:  

http://www.NicheRaiders.com/7-Figure-Affiliate (not a real link).

When registering a new domain for your affiliate based website, be sure to choose a domain for your main “hub” that is memorable. It’s not as important to have a keyword-based domain name anymore because search engines add more weight to the content on your site rather than keywords.  It’s far better to register one that is easy to spell and remember.

One thing you should get comfortable doing is creating YouTube videos.  They don’t have to be fancy.  Just point your camera towards your face and talk to your audience about the product.  Direct people to your blog where you have a killer product review for them to read through. 

One guy who does this really well is an IM affiliate marketer, Brendan Mace. He has a way of keeping things simple yet motivating his audience into taking action. His videos aren’t fancy at all. In fact, they’re actually really basic, but that appeals to new marketers.  You can check his YouTube channel out for examples. 

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