Hey everyone welcome to the channel in this video we’re, going to be walking you through step by step, showing you everything that you need to know in regards to affiliate marketing. This is going to be one of my favorite videos.
It’s, going to be a little bit longer, so i recommend taking out a pen taking out a piece of paper and starting to write down some of these different things that we discuss in this video, because this is going to be a to Z, everything you need to know about affiliate marketing, the best practices, the strategies, the best products to promote the best niches and then some other different tips in there as well uh.
I hate that i have to say this, but i have to make this disclaimer uh. We’re, not selling anything here. Okay, there’s; no sales pitch you don’t have to worry about halfway through we say, oh, if you want to find the secret sauce then buy our thousand dollar course there’s.
None of that uh. We have nothing to sell, we don’t sell anything, and so i just want to make that very clear before we get into this, because i feel like i watch so many videos online and i get excited about something i watch tutorial then halfway Through there’s, some big sales pitch you don’t need to pay any money to learn how to do this.
This is totally free. I never paid a single penny to learn how to do affiliate marketing uh and i like to think that we’ve done pretty well with affiliate marketing. I mean we make thousands of dollars per month, uh with affiliate marketing from some of our different websites and our youtube channels and our other media platforms.
We’ll talk about all of those. I’m, not saying that to brag. It’s, just to kind of hopefully establish a little bit of credibility. Maybe you recognize me from one of my other youtube channels, which is the natal brian brand, which just crossed over a million subscribers last week.
So a little bit excited about that. Hopefully, that doesn’t sound like i’m bragging or something it’s just hopefully establish a little bit more credibility here. So you know i’m, just not some random guy talking about this here uh, although i guess i still am kind of random, either way.
Okay, take out a pen take out a piece of paper and let’s, get started with it with this talking about affiliate marketing and how you can make money with this okay. So this is one of my favorite business opportunities for anyone, and you know when people come up to me and they ask me nate what should i do to start a business? How should i make my money, i always say, affiliate marketing and there’s, a reason for this, because with affiliate marketing there does not need to be any startup cost.
You don’t have to worry about business expenses. You don’t have to worry about profitability or profit margins, because with affiliate marketing the way that it functions is you really don’t have very many expenses, so you can get started with this for zero dollars, although i would recommend, Maybe having a budget of like a hundred dollars, because you might want to start a website for your affiliate marketing or maybe you want to buy a camera or maybe you want to buy some different equipment to kind of jump.
Start you a little bit, but for the most part you know you can start this for zero dollars or maybe a couple hundred dollars if you really want to put some money into it, uh for this. This is why i love it.
There’s. No startup cost you don’t have to pay money and, like i said you, don’t have to pay for any courses. I think those are just totally a waste of money in my personal opinion, because there’s, so much free information out there in the world and there’s, really not anything to lose.
I mean if you don ‘ T have to put money into this and you can start this for totally free. Then i think this is a great business to start, because what’s going to happen? Maybe you put in some time and you don’t.
Get that time back because it maybe didn’t work out, but it’s not like you are putting money into starting a hot dog stand down the road. And then you lose a lot of money because you had a loan for it and you lost a ton of money with affiliate marketing.
You can try it and if it doesn’t work out. Maybe you just walk away with not making much money, but it’s not like you lost a lot that’s, sort of my philosophy on it and why i think it’s, a great thing to start with.
So let’s just briefly go over what affiliate marketing is for those of you who don’t know what this is or how it functions, and then we’ll, go far more in depth later on in this video. Okay, so affiliate marketing the basics of understanding.
This uh is that you are not actually the person who owns products, but you are just marketing them for a company. So i’ll. Give you an example here, and hopefully this can really be clarified for most people.
Okay, let’s say that nike is selling shoes right. I think we all know that they sell shoes, they sell clothing. So what we can do as affiliate marketers is, we can go and we can market these nike products on our website or on our youtube channel or on our discord or our facebook group or our tick tock, whatever it might be.
We can market products for other businesses and then we get special links. We get custom links from those business that tracks when people click on our link and goes to that business. And then, if that person buys from that business, we then get a commission or a piece of the pie from that company.
Hopefully i explained that properly. If i didn’t then just stick around for another minute and i think it ‘ Ll all make sense here, but essentially what’s happening? Is we are promoting products for other businesses and in return for promoting those products, we are getting some of the commission.
We are getting some of the revenue uh from the sales of those products. So, for example, uh sometimes i promote vpn services right or i might promote lifelock or some different types of services. On my youtube on my youtube channel and every time that somebody clicks on a special link that is designated for me that i ‘
Ve talked to that company and we have gotten a designated link just for me when somebody clicks on that, and then they buy something through that link that that they have clicked on. I then will get a commission for sending them over there now.
Hopefully that makes sense there, but let me actually show you a little bit more in detail here. Let’s. Take a look at my youtube channel and i’ll. Show you what i mean by this okay. So here we have my youtube channel and for any video that you might see here, let’s, go down and let’s.
Look at uh, perhaps let ‘ S say that we want to look at this video about my investment portfolio right. So if we go down into the description here, we’ll, see a couple of different. What we call affiliate links and these affiliate links is how i make money with affiliate marketing, okay, so the first one here is robinhood, which i don’t really promote them anymore ever since they had that big problem back in january 2021.
Here, but robin hood here, for example, when somebody clicks on my link, it says: get a free stock when you open an account with robinhood. If somebody clicks on this right here, it then takes them to the robinhood landing page, and at this point, if they sign up for robinhood, i will then get money from robin hood for bringing them a new customer.
So this is how affiliate marketing works. It can go a little bit more in-depth. It can get a little bit more complicated. You can see some other ones here as well like, for example, uh. I have one for life insurance on my channel, and so if people click on this one right here, which is natobrine.
comladder, i’ll – show you how to get these custom links as well. You ‘ Ll probably want to know how to do that. It takes you to ladders website and then, if somebody fills this out, then i get money from ladder for sending over a potential customer uh to that company.
So that’s, how affiliate marketing works and what’s great about this is that you, don’t have to use a youtube channel. You don’t have to use a blog there’s. A lot of different ways to basically get link clicks and get conversions through your special link that you get from a company.
Now you might be asking: how do you get this link from a company i’ll. Show you how to do that. There’s different ways to do that, but what we call these are affiliate networks. Hopefully you’re writing this down as well, so that you can really gain something out of this video here today.
One more great benefit to affiliate marketing is that we don’t have to deal with some of the things that most businesses have to uh allocate time for like, for example, dealing with customers who maybe are unhappy with a product, or maybe your product Breaks and then the customer is not happy, they want a refund or they want a new product as an affiliate marketer.
Our goal here is to just market the product for the business send the customer over there and once the customer is at the company. That’s. The company’s thing to deal with so trust me. I’ve run physical product companies.
In the past, i’ve run other companies in the past as well, and i can tell you that affiliate marketing is probably the most hands-off out of any of these, because we just have to worry about getting the customer to the front door and Once they’re in the door, then it’s, not really our problem anymore.
I don’t know if i should wear it as problem, because i want to bring up another clear point here, which is that as an affiliate marketer, it’s very important to take your integrity very seriously uh. I think this is something that’s, sort of a problem here, where affiliate marketing sort of gets a bad rap, because there’s, a lot of just scammy scummy people uh in this industry who will promote bad products uh and they Know that they’re, not good products, but they’ll, promote them anyway, just so that they can make some money don’t, be this person.
I don’t. Do this uh, for example, if there’s a product that you know is just it’s, not good! You should not be promoting it, because that’s. First of all, it’s, not morally correct, but also what’s going to happen? Is your viewers or your readers, or wherever else, people are seeing your information and finding your link? They’re, not going to trust.
You very much if they see you promoting products that turn out to not be very good products. They’re, not going to be repeat, listeners, repeat, watchers, repeat readers, and so you can end up losing those people who are viewing your content or or reading your content and it’s just going to be a bad situation overall.
So make sure out of all of this, that if you ever promote products with affiliate marketing that you actually use those products yourself or you like those products or you’ve at least done your due diligence to read other reviews and see what other People are saying about the product and have a good understanding of whether this is actually something that you want to attach your name to or if it’s, just a crap product, because trust me there’s.
A lot of crap products out there that i would never touch – and i would never promote just because they are not very good okay, so we’ve talked about why affiliate marketing can be a great opportunity and we’ve, also identified.
What affiliate marketing is, but now let’s, talk about how to find products. How do you find niches, what types of products can we promote, and also how much can we actually expect to make with affiliate marketing um? So let’s start off with understanding the different types of products that we can promote, and the big easy answer here is that most companies most products will have an affiliate program.
It probably already exists – and i would say that probably 80 of companies out there that do b2c, which is basically just for consumers uh. They are going to have some type of affiliate program. The best way to find this is just do a quick, google search right.
So you can just google nike affiliate program or adidas affiliate program and see if a product that maybe you want to promote uh already has that program available. You might be able to find it that way, but if you aren’t finding it that way, there are going to be three different affiliate networks that i want to share with you in this video that i use on a daily basis to find New products to promote and those three different affiliate networks are amazon associates.
It’s, gonna be a fun one, we have impact and we have cj.com each. One of these is a great way to find products to promote and also get a better understanding of the whole landscape that we’re, looking at and and looking at the different prices uh and the different amounts of money that we can make with Affiliate marketing, so let’s first start with amazon associates.
I really think this is sort of like a rite of passage for any affiliate, marketer uh. This is the first affiliate program that i joined, and this is promoting products that are already on amazon and we’re, getting a commission for this, so i can pull up the fee schedule here.
Let me do that right now, so we can sign up for amazon associates uh, and what we’re going to have here is: if we get a special link which can be to any amazon product at all. You know you find a product on amazon that you like you, can get a link directly to that product through your amazon associates dashboard and then, when people click on it, you can end up making money if they buy anything on amazon within the next 24 hours, Because they clicked on your link and it’s tracked via cookies or there’s, some other ways to track.
But here is the fee schedule. This is what we can make with amazon associates and it does vary on the type of product and the category that it is in right. So if somebody buys a physical book through our specific amazon link, we can get four and a half percent commission from the sale of that book.
So four and a half percent of maybe a 20 book would be about what about um 80 cents of a commission that we would get from selling that book now that doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but if we can get thousands Of people to buy this book, then it starts to add up to thousands of dollars, and you can see this is simply just a numbers game right.
But let’s go through here and let’s. Look at the different products and see what we can actually make from amazon associates. If we’re selling, beauty products, luxury beauty products, we can end up getting a 10 commission from getting people to those products.
So if we sell a thousand dollars worth of luxury beauty products uh, because somebody clicked on our link and they bought a thousand dollars worth of luxury beauty products on amazon, we could get a 10 commission on that which would be 100 in our pocket.
I know actually my brother mike. Does this a lot with different types of tech reviews? He does tech reviews for some of his blogs, but also for some of his youtube channels, and he can end up selling cameras that cost two thousand dollars on amazon and he’s.
Getting a commission from that for anywhere between. It looks like two and a half percent if he’s, if he’s, promoting computers, uh up to some higher numbers as well right about four percent for other items.
So you know if he’s selling a two thousand dollar camera and he’s. Getting a four percent commission on that. He might be making eighty dollars uh when every time that somebody clicks on his link and then buys a camera through his link.
So you can see how this can really end up making you a lot of money. I highly suggest signing up for amazon associates because it’s, probably going to be the best and easiest way to get your feet wet with affiliate marketing.
So you can just google amazon associates or i will leave a link to it down below as well. If you want to sign up for amazon associates and just kind of explore some of the different products, because let’s go over here.
Let’s, click on product links and we can actually just go through and you know let ‘ S say that we want to promote this book called the intelligent. You know what how about we want to promote a canon, eos r, which is the camera that i use right now.
So let’s say that you wanted to pick up this camera and start filming videos well uh. I can promote it right here and here’s. One with 8k video for 3899. can get the link right here and i can shorten it and i can highlight it and boom just like that.
I now have this link and if you click on this link, i will then get credit for any purchase that you make through amazon in the next 24 hours. It’s, pretty cool, i don’t. Think you’re, going to want to miss out on something like this and it’s.
Free to sign up for amazon associates there’s, no cost to that. So once again you know you don’t. Have to worry about spending money on anything now, besides, amazon associates, there are two other ones that i really like finding products on and these two other platforms, these two other affiliate networks.
They have thousands of different products on them and from what i found, they actually end up paying a lot more money because amazon the fee schedule it’s, still pretty low. I mean you know you’re only making between one and ten percent for every item that you are selling or that you are getting people to buy through your affiliate link.
Uh. Let me just show you, though, actually what we’ve made on amazon in the past uh month, or so you know. In the past 30 days, we’ve made 350 uh through amazon, so it this might be a lot of money to some people.
But overall, when you’re, looking at the broad scale of things for the amount of clicks that we are getting driven to amazon, this actually isn’t very good um. And i say this because you know if you’re making 350, but you are getting thousands of clicks right from 5 000 clicks.
We’ve made 350. That’s, not very good um. There are better ones that if you’re getting 5 000 clicks, you can make thousands of dollars. Okay, so just about perspective, i don’t want to make it sound. Like 350 is not a lot of money, because i know you know that’s still pretty good, i mean you can probably pay some of your rent with that.
So it’s, still pretty nice to have, but let’s go over and let’s. Look at impact impact radius is what it ‘ S called this is just impact.com. This is another affiliate platform that you can find different companies on.
So let’s, go over and let’s. Take a look at that now, okay, so now we are on impact.com. We have created an account uh. This is for one of my other brands here um, but you can just see how many different categories we have for products that we can promote.
I would recommend just going through and finding different products and, seeing you know is this something that i think my audience would like. Or is this something that i think i could find a way to promote this via maybe paid ads, even videos about paid ads and how to make money with that? Or maybe you want to have organic traffic, but what i would suggest doing is going through and finding a couple of different products or industries.
One of my favorites actually is education. I think education is a great one, but also you know, perhaps maybe you know you’re looking through this, and you think that organic and eco-friendly would just be right up your alley.
Maybe you have some type of publication or you have a website where you talk about uh, you know being uh, sustainable, right and and and making sure that you are staying healthy. So let’s, go through here and see if we recognize any of these brands.
What’s this right here? Look. We have burt’s, bees right here and they’re, offering a 10 commission for every uh purchase that gets purchased through bert’s bees. Now let’s. Look at the details here and we can see actually something really cool, and this is that uh.
It says 30 days right here now, 30 days. What this means is that, if somebody clicks on your link – and they maybe don’t buy something right away, but they clicked on your link on uh mid-february right, but they don’t actually buy anything for 29 days, but on day Number 29: they decide to buy something through your link.
Well, because this is a 30-day cookie period if they buy something on day number 29, like a month after they clicked on your link, you can still end up getting the credit for that sale and still getting money for that sale because it was within this 30 Day window that burt’s, bees allows so it does depend on the company.
We call this cookie length. Sometimes the cookie length for companies is only 24 hours like your amazon. Affiliate links will only have a 24-hour cookie length versus some of these other companies that might have a 30-day cookie length or a 90-day cookie length which is going to determine you know how long after somebody clicks on your link.
Are you still eligible to to get a a um, basically credit for getting that sale? So even if they click on your link and then they don’t buy anything for 29 days, but on day number 29 they buy something.
You can end up. Getting the money for it, so it’s, pretty cool, to see something like that, but i would suggest going through – and you know just kind of looking at the different amounts of money that are are being offered for some of these different products and See if something really just lines up for your industry or for your niche here’s, one that i actually like a lot five star nutrition, let’s say that you have a fitness youtube channel or you have a fitness website or You have a fitness, facebook group, so five star nutrition is a great one for people who maybe are in that fitness industry.
If we look at the different rates that they’re, offering it’s between 10 and 20 percent commission for sales that you get through them with a 30-day cookie window now with impact, we can also see the average 30-day earnings per Click for the affiliates who are already working with this company five-star nutrition, and then we can see that the average earnings per click or epc is two dollars and two cents that’s, actually really good um.
And so this means that if the average affiliate with five star nutrition, let’s say that they’re. Getting a hundred clicks for a hundred clicks. They might end up getting 202 dollars uh in total because they’ve.
Driven 100 clicks. It obviously varies depending on the type of traffic that you are getting to right. If you are um promoting this company to 12 year olds, who don’t have any money you’re, probably not going to get a lot of conversions with that versus.
If you’re, promoting this to highly targeted uh weight lifters, who are already uh, looking for different types of uh supplements and different types of vitamins um, so you know you want to think about who you’re, promoting products to as Well, making sure that you’re targeting the correct audience so that you can get a proper high earnings per click um.
So you know go through and search through impact find some different brands that you think are pretty cool that maybe perhaps you could promote and then, if you find them, you just click apply and you go through you apply and then you either get accepted or rejected.
For that affiliate program uh, there is an important part here, though, that uh determines whether you actually get accepted into these affiliate programs um. And what determines that? Is they look at your website or they look at your youtube channel.
They see the type of traffic that you are bringing right, um, and so this is why i think it’s really important to build the website. I’ll, leave a link to one that we use down below, which is this hostinger.
You can create a website with their uh on there with wordpress for like a couple of dollars per month. It’s, pretty inexpensive uh and we’re partnered with them. It’s, actually an affiliate link. To be honest, so if you find value in this video, we would appreciate if you built the website using that link.
But you know don’t don’t feel the pressure too you don’t have to it. Would just uh help us out a little bit and help keep this video free um. So this is one of the different affiliate networks, the third one that i want to show you is called cj.
So this used to be called the commission junction. They just call it cj now, so it’s cj.com, and this affiliate network also is very similar to impact. They have a number of reputable brands that you probably already recognize who basically run their affiliate program through this network, so they have thousands of different companies on here.
So let’s, just kind of look at some of the different um. You know things that we’ve made. This one is actually, i believe, for my personal brand, the one that i’m logged into here, but looking at you know, last month i made about hundred dollars uh in affiliate commissions in profit.
In my pocket um – and i i don’t wan na like show this to to brag that’s. Not the point here. I just wanted to show you like it’s very possible to make money with affiliate marketing. Uh – and this is just one of the programs that i’m in right, so this is cj.
com and we can go through and look at different advertisers. So let’s. Click up here and let’s. Look at different advertisers and perhaps find one that we think could be a great fit for our brand. So let’s.
Go through here and let’s just scroll through and see what we can find here. You’re. Probably going to recognize some of these right 23andme, maybe you recognize 23andme it’s that dna test to see sort of where your ancestors are from or what heritage you might have, and so we can apply to the program right here.
We can get a link for it pretty easily pretty quickly, and so you know we’re still on a here. We’re. Looking at aaa, we’re still scrolling, and so you can just see how many companies there really are on here, and i can nearly guarantee that you’re, going to find some companies on cj.
com or on impact.com or on amazon associates That you can decide to start promoting, but let’s say that you ‘ Ve found these right. Maybe you found a product. You say this lines up perfectly. I’m gonna promote adidas or i’m.
Going to promote this vpn or i’m, going to promote 23andme or five-star nutrition once you find the things that you want to promote, you need to think about how you’re, actually getting people to click on your special link on Your affiliate link: how are you going to do this, and this leads us into how to get traffic and how to get link clicks, which is the next section of this video okay, this is one of my favorites.
I love marketing. I spend all day every day, just thinking about this, so hopefully i don’t nerd out too much on you here, but once again i hope you’re writing some of this down. Okay. So when thinking about how to get people to click on our link, there’s.
Two primary strategies here there’s, free traffic and there’s paid traffic. Sometimes people also refer to free traffic as organic traffic versus paid traffic. Now, what is the best way to do this? Well, we’ve done both we have created blogs.
We have created youtube channels and different media outlets that are totally free. We don’t pay any money for that right. We just have them totally free and then the paid traffic is running ads. So you can actually run ads with your affiliate link and make money basically sort of kind of uh, with certain profit margins that are not as great, but still it’s possible.
Let’s. You know, use an example. If you, google, best bank accounts, you’ll, probably notice a bunch of different ads that’ll pop up before you actually get to the actual things that you search for right.
Some of those ads can be affiliate links. They can be affiliate websites, but overall we like to use free traffic. I do have a couple of ad tutorials. I have some facebook ad tutorials instagram ad tutorials and google ad tutorials on this youtube channel.
So if you want to check those out feel free to go and look at those, if you want to run paid ads with your affiliate links, you can do it. Sometimes you just have to make sure you read the terms of service for those different affiliate programs, because a lot of companies don’t want you running ads with your affiliate link on that company’s name, it gets kind of complicated, But it is still something that you know.
Sometimes people do decide to run ads for their affiliate links and just kind of force traffic there. The problem here is that it costs you money right and especially in the beginning, if you are running ads to your website or you’re running ads to something that maybe contains affiliate links um, this costs, you money and you’re Gon na do a lot of split testing, a lot of a b testing to figure out the best types of ads.
So overall, i would not recommend starting with it. We run some paid ads, but it’s only because we’re profitable because of our free traffic, and now we can afford to run some paid ads for some of our different affiliate products that we promote.
So for this video we’re, really going to focus on free traffic, how to get free traffic to your links, um, and traditionally you know sometimes when i watch these affiliate marketing videos, because i’ve done my research um and i’ve watched these affiliate marketing videos for years.
I will see people say that the best way to do this is to put your links on forums like go on to quora or like go on to other facebook groups, and just like put your link everywhere and just paste your link everywhere, you can get people To click on it, i would not recommend doing this.
You don’t want to spam. People with your affiliate link. Don’t be that person nobody likes that person, and so you want to do this selectively and you know sort of going in and getting people to click on your link without be doing it in a deceptive manner.
You want this to be very natural. You want this to be organic, so a great way to do that, for example, um is to get some type of organic traffic or free traffic from building on different types of social media or ranking for search.
So the easiest way to do this is with a blog. I’m, actually going to show you how to build a website and how to set up a blog, because i think, regardless of where you’re. Getting your traffic from you need a website to funnel people back to where you can.
Then paste your affiliate links on that website on that landing page right. So let’s, look at natobrian.com here and you can see that for my personal brand, you know when i talk about things on my youtube channel.
I actually send people over to my resources page on my website, which then has different types of investing apps right. This is an affiliate link. This is also an affiliate link. This banking one is an affiliate rank.
This insurance one is in affiliate link as well. So i think, building a website and ranking on google, for some of your blog articles is a great strategy. We do have various videos showing you how to build websites on this channel, so you can check those out.
I will also leave that link to hostinger, which is a wordpress host, that you can build a website with for a couple of dollars per month. It is an affiliate link, so i do get a little bit of money for it.
Just because we’re talking about affiliate marketing, okay, but you don’t have to click on it. It does help support the channel. It does help keep these videos free. So i certainly would appreciate it, but you, don’t, have to click on the link.
If you don’t want to, but it’d, just be centralmedia.comhostinger. If you wanted to sign up for that website – and so you can start building your website with that um, but let’s say that you, don’t want to write a blog.
You you don’t want to start with the blog in 2021. Maybe you just feel weird about it, because it just sounds strange, starting a blog in 2021. By the way i’m telling you it’s. Not you can start a blog now and you can still make a lot of money with it.
We’ve done it. We started one in 2019, we started on 2018. They’re, making us money, okay, um, but you can also decide to start a youtube channel to get traffic. This is my favorite one uh. Obviously you know my personal brand has a million subscribers.
I do a lot of affiliate marketing on there. I’ve made thousands and thousands of dollars with affiliate marketing from my personal brand by promoting those products. Um, not everybody, likes to speak to a camera.
You don’t have to be speaking to a camera. We have youtube channels where i don’t touch it um. I i don’t make the videos. Somebody else makes the videos. I basically just run it and i say hey.
You know. I think we should make these videos uh for next month and they say: okay sounds good, they go and they make the videos i pay them. And then i make money off of the whole thing, because i end up making more money in affiliate commissions from the videos that somebody else makes for me.
So you can run it like a business and not even have to be the person who makes the actual videos. I honestly like making the videos um, but also one thing to note as well. If you’re worried about going the youtube route uh, i wouldn’t worry too much, because a lot of people think you know it feels weird talking to a camera or they don’t think that they’re a natural speaker – i am the least natural speaker out of anyone, um and – and that sounds ridiculous – maybe for some people, because they think that maybe i’m able to somewhat articulate somewhat uh, because you know we don’t Script.
These videos, for example, i’m just talking to a camera here um, but i can promise you my videos when i first started were absolutely horrendous. They were terrible. I had to remove them and delete them because they were just so bad and maybe, if i’m up to it, i’ll.
Show you a video right here of one of my first youtube videos. It was just really embarrassing. Thousands and thousands of dollars into marketing campaigns, without even taking advantage of some key marketing techniques that every business should be utilized yeah.
Hopefully that makes you feel a little bit better about starting a youtube channel because uh you got to start somewhere and it. I honestly. I just cringe when i think about it, but how to throw it out there because uh it just.
You know over time you improve with your speaking capabilities and your sk, your speaking skills, and sometimes you know if you mess up like i just kind of stuttered on my own words there, but you just keep going or you edit it out it’S not a big deal um, so starting a youtube channel having a blog.
Those are great ways to get traffic, but there’s. Other things you can do as well. One of them is an instagram page. I have friends who’ve built instagram meme pages, specifically that they get tons of affiliate commissions from their swipe up features on their stories on instagram.
The problem here is that you need to have 10 000 followers to be able to get those swipe up features on instagram. So if you don’t have that or if you think it’s, going to take you a really long time for that, then that might be somewhat problematic.
You could also put a link in your bio as an affiliate link for instagram pages. If you want to do that besides those another one that i really like, that, i think is great for getting free traffic is facebook groups or discords.
But the key here is that you have to own this facebook group, or you have to own this discord, or maybe this is like reddit or something else. The key here is that you really want to be the owner of this of this group that you’re in, so that you can regulate and make sure that your link, you know, doesn’t, get deleted or flagged by other people, Because you know like, if you go into some random facebook group – and you start just blasting your affiliate links to everybody – you’re gonna get banned.
Nobody likes that like what’s, the sketchy link right. It just looks weird, but if you own the facebook group, i have a friend who has a facebook group about credit cards and it has tens of thousands of people in that facebook group and every now and again he will go into that facebook group.
Maybe once a week or uh every couple of weeks and he will say hey how’s, everybody doing just found this new credit card uh. They just have this new offer. I’ll, leave a link to it right here and he places his link and then he pins that at the top of the facebook group and because it’s, his group, his followers like him, they know him, they trust him, and So they honestly might go and click on that link and then sign up for that credit card uh.
Because of that. So if you do decide to go that group route, uh just make sure that you own those groups and also once again going back to the basics of what we talked about. Keeping a high level of integrity is also very important for something like that uh.
Besides that, you know anywhere else, you can get media or anywhere else you can get followers or eyes on you, uh or on your product or on your business is going to be helpful as well. I have some tick tock friends uh who ‘
Ve blown up on tick tock and they’re able to convert their tick tocks into link clicks because in their tick tock at the end, they’ll, say click link in my bio or go and click on the links. In my page on tick, tock and then people do it right, and so you can get affiliate commissions through there and you can start to see that pretty much anywhere.
You can start to make money as long as you have eyeballs and people looking at you or at your brand, it doesn’t have to be you specifically, and i think, if you’re, not really looking to be on camera, then I i would probably suggest starting a blog or outsourcing this work and having other people make videos for you.
If you don’t want to be on camera, but honestly guys it’s. It’s, honestly kind of fun. Talking to a camera and making making youtube videos, so one of my favorite sources of traffic is email, marketing, uh, and so you can collect email accounts from any of your followers.
Whether this is on your blog or on your youtube channel or anywhere else where you’re, getting traffic from you collect their emails and you can own this email list and you can send these emails out whenever you want with affiliate links in those Emails that you send out right.
I know that morningbrew, for example. This is a company that i believe was valued at 30 million dollars last year and all they do is affiliate marketing. They basically just write emails. They have an email newsletter that comes out monday through saturday.
They actually sponsor me on my main youtube channel um, but they embed this email newsletter, which is packed with value. They embed it with different types of affiliate links for different products and they make money with affiliate marketing.
They make millions of dollars with affiliate marketing from an email newsletter that’s now worth over 30 million dollars because of affiliate marketing so consider making an email newsletter and just getting people to sign up for that newsletter.
Uh through different types of platforms, or through making a couple of tick tocks, making a couple of youtube videos and getting them onto the the email that you can then hit them with the different types of affiliate links right.
So you can see how this is endless opportunities. We have so many other videos on how to gain traffic organically, how to grow youtube channels how to grow instagram pages. I think we have a lot of videos on those topics, so you can go search through our channel um if you want to check some of those out all right.
So, as i was mentioning earlier, it’s, really crucial to have a blog or to have a website that you can get people to come back to. So if they’re, finding you on youtube or they’re, finding you on tick, tock or anywhere else, you want to funnel people back to your website to your blog, which might also rank for google search, but also you can use To write articles and to have resource pages like what i do with natobrian.
com looking at the resource page there – and this is a great way to embed affiliate links and make these nice buttons that people think can then click on. So let me show you super quickly how to make a really good website in about 15 minutes here.
Okay. So what we use here is hostinger. You can go to centralmedia.com hostinger. We got you guys a special discount here. This is an affiliate link which would just make sense because we’re, making a video about it.
So you don’t have to use it, but it would help support this channel. If you found some value in this video, we would really appreciate it, but, like i said, don’t feel pressured to we’re using hostinger here to build a wordpress website, and this is really inexpensive.
So right now, their plans that they have available is for 99 cents per month, which is really inexpensive. You’re, not going to find anything lower than that. I don’t know if this price is going to go up right now.
It’s pretty low, but if you’re, seeing it right now, if you click on the link for centralmedia.com hostinger, if it looks like a different price, it’s, probably just because it went up a little bit, but It’s, still going to be probably one of the best options out there, so we can go ahead and click on this and we can sign up for it and it will take us through the process of building our website.
So we’re, going to go with this one right here for 48 months for 99 cents or you know, maybe we want to go for something like one month, just try it out, but for this this is still pretty inexpensive right here.
At this option, okay, so let’s, go ahead and let’s go through with purchasing this plan all right, so i’m submitting my info here. This cost me 47 to have a website for two years. Like i said it’s, going to be the cheapest thing, you’re, possibly going to find for building a website.
It took us a long time to find this company. If you don’t like hostinger, we have another one called siteground that we use for some of our websites and this one’s, also great as well. It’s just a little bit more expensive, but also i find to be a little bit more premium of a service.
If you’re trying to build a website like super fast loading speeds, for example um. So here we are with hostinger it’s now going to have us create a password for the account that we are now creating. So let’s.
Go! Do that right now? Okay, so we’ve created our password, and now we’re going through the process of setting up our website. So let’s. Click start now, and they make this really easy to do to build our blog or to build our website.
Now we might want to have to go and buy a domain because we don’t own a domain. It’s, just like the little thing that says: dot com on it. So let’s. Try to buy a domain here, let’s, say uh. Let’s! Call this one! Super nutrition super nutrition guy and let’s, see if we have a uh domain available for this and it looks like we do.
Okay, i just made this up on the spot, so it might not be a great domain, but overall going for com domains, we find do perform better than things like net or dot biz or some of these other different uh domains that you might see available.
So try to go for that.com. If you can so supernutritionguy.com or maybe we’ll, promote some five-star nutrition supplements on this website. Then we can click continue and then we can decide. Do we want to build a new website or migrate your site, you’re, probably going to be building a new site, so click that and then have we built a website before you can say no, i’m going to say yes Because i have – and we can skip over some of the different tutorials there of what they’re, going to try to take us through and then we can go and click on wordpress website.
So we’re going to do that now. I’m going through this relatively quickly, just so that you can get the idea here and hopefully get your site started as well. So let’s, create a password here for our new wordpress account that we are creating and click continue and now we can choose a different theme right.
So we have themes on here that we can choose for our affiliate website. Let’s say that we really like this one select this and then we can finish setting this up right here. So we can click finish setting up now it’s, going to take a couple of minutes to set up, but once it does, our website is is almost complete.
I mean it is probably going to be 40 complete here um, and so this is going to take. It says about three minutes to fully set up, so we can skip ahead here uh once this does this, so it did take us a little while to get our domain verified, but we’ve, waited about five to ten minutes.
For that and now i’m going to click on hosting and then i’m going to click on manage and then i’m going to click on dashboard because we’re going to our wordpress dashboard. So that we can actually start building out our website, so let me click on this and then we’re gonna go down and click on edit website.
Okay, so now that we’ve clicked on edit website, it’s. Now, opening up it’s redirecting to our wordpress dashboard um, which might look a little bit confusing at first. But this is how you’re gonna build your website uh, and this is how you’re gonna operate everything.
Okay, so we see supernutritionguy.com. We can actually go and visit the site right here. This is a live website. Our site is up and running uh. This is remember the theme that we just picked earlier, uh in in this tutorial um, so it doesn’t.
Look right. I mean it’s, obviously not what we want. It to be, but the theme the layout maybe is, is how we wanted it to look right and so now what we can do with this wordpress website is. We can change these words.
We can change uh these different things here and we basically already have something to go off of, because i’m. Assuming you’re, probably not a web developer uh. You probably might not know how to like inject lines of code – and i’m – certainly not very well versed in that either, and so it’s easier to just use a template like this.
So this is what our site looks like right now we can change it up by just going back and clicking on this. W right here takes us back to our wordpress dashboard, and now we can start to add pages. We can manage these pages right.
Maybe we want to delete this service page. We can just trash that we wanted to create a new page here. Maybe we want to create this and make it something different right. So we can just um add new and we can say that you know.