15 Niche Ideas to Get You Started – ShoeMoney

Affiliate marketing isn’t as easy as marketers want you to think. They want you to believe that within a short period of time, you’ll be living the four-hour workweek dream and making everyone jealous. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Only ten percent of affiliates drive ninety percent of the traffic and sales. The rest are just hanging on by a thread. So, how do you choose a niche that’s profitable? Which one should you choose and why? I’ve decided to sit down and give you a quick overview of a few niches I think would make you money sooner than later. Here’s the top fifteen affiliate marketing niche ideas to get you started. What Do People Want? When building any business, you have to think about what people want. And to figure out what people want, you have to first look at what they need. Maslow’s Hierarchy of […]

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Do Affiliate Marketers Need Lawyers? Legal Considerations for Affiliate Marketing – ShoeMoney

Affiliate marketing can make you a lot of money if you’re good at it. But you’re nothing without the people who check out your site. Affiliate marketers essentially give away free information. And yet some people feel slighted when they find out you’re making money off of your recommendations. This is especially true with affiliate review sites. On top of upset customers, your affiliate’s competitor might be a risk. Competitors have sued affiliates directly for false advertising just to knock their own competitor down a notch. It’s not fair, but it’s what could happen. How do you protect yourself in such a sue-happy culture? Let’s talk about that. 1. Privacy Policies Privacy policies are basically full disclosure statements. At one point, you could get away with dropping affiliate links into whatever content and nobody would be the wiser. Affiliate marketing wasn’t mainstream and it sorta fell below the normal consumer […]

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Does Your Affiliate Site Look Like Crap? 7 Web Design Trends For 2020 – ShoeMoney

Your traffic has dropped to a trickle. You’re hardly selling a thing and nobody has clicked a link in ages. You’ve optimized everything. You’re even ranking for a few keywords. You should be getting some traffic. And then your cousin, whom you hate and who has zero mouth filter, pipes up and says, “Cuz, your site is crap. I can’t look at it for a mite’s memory without wanting to go puke on 4chan.” As you’re sending death rays his way, you realize loathingly that he’s right. That’s the one element you discounted entirely. Well, you’re here and you’re ready to change. Here are ten web design trends that will keep them scrolling in 2020. 1. Get Brutal Do you remember the punk-pop designs of the 90s? We saw them on posters all over the place. Well, it’s 2019 and they’ve time-traveled to our internet. What is brutalism? It’s a […]

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Make Money While You Sleep in 2020: Five Steps To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing

You’re on a beach somewhere in South America. A waiter in a pristine white coat with glinting gold buttons walks up and asks you for your drink order. You think for a moment and order a Mojito, easy on the basil. As he walks away, you pull out your smartphone to find out you just made enough money to pay for your impending drink. Does this sound like the life you want to live? It might not be as easy as it sounds to make money while you sleep or adventure, but it is still possible in 2020? The trick is to be a savvy marketer. If you can manage this, you can make money online in 2020. Here’s how to get started in affiliate marketing this year. 1. How Do You Get Paid? Affiliate marketing skips the product or service management needed to make money online the traditional way. […]

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Running a Real Estate Business Online and Off with Seth Williams of RETipster (FS343)

Start Your 14-Day Free Trial Fizzle is an all-in-one business building solution for people like you who want to create a profitable, sustainable, meaningful business. Fizzle membership includes a 9-stage step-by-step roadmap, plus the training, tools, coaching and community you need to succeed. Start Your 14-Day Free Trial Sign up for free. Cancel anytime. Read_More Related posts: My Business Is Having A Midlife Crisis (FS318) 15 Gig Economy Jobs To Fund Your Dream Business (FS308) How to Sink Your Teeth into Real Estate Without Buying Property Why Online and Offline Real Estate are Always Great Investments Why Online and Offline Real Estate are Always Great Investments How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business Why This Real Estate Entrepreneur Turned to Instagram to Scale His Business The Automotive Efficiency of Running an Online Business

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Making Money from Affiliate Marketing, Video Shows and Podcasting with Matt Giovanisci (FS336)

Ever wonder about starting a video show? Did you decide not to due to the many obstacles, including a lack of time and resources? Have you wanted to get on podcasting bandwagon but feel unsure of how to juggle your tasks? Were you concerned that neither of these things would be the most productive use of your time? In this episode, we discover the wonder of video shows and podcasting and talk about being involved in several ventures while still focusing on what you are good at. We also get into how affiliate marketing can significantly boost your following and the traffic to your website. Today on the show we are joined by Matt Giovanisci, successful entrepreneur, website wizard, podcast producer, and video veteran. His specialties include web design, internet marketing, web development, SEO, small and corporate business marketing and more, and he is here to talk about how he […]

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The Best Tools Any Affiliate Marketer Needs in Their Toolbox

If you’re remodeling your bathroom and you want to tear down a wall, what do you use? You could use your bare hands, but what does that get you? Maybe a couple of bloody stumps? It’s the same with affiliate marketing or eCommerce. If you’re trying to market to the masses without the right tools, you’re stunting your progress. Let’s fill up your toolbox with the best affiliate marketing and eCommerce tools both free and paid. 1. Competitive Intelligence Tools It’s an assumption you just have to make. Nothing you do on the internet is private. Ad companies are gobbling up your information like Pacman gobbles blue ghosts. And as an affiliate marketer, that’s a great thing. You can pretend you’re in the CIA gathering intelligence on terrorist cells across the world. Gather information on your competitors and gain a competitive advantage. Dig into your competitor’s funnels with Spypush. They […]

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The History of Affiliate Marketing for Those Who Care

Scientists conceived of the internet long before it existed. In the 1930’s, people like Vannevar Bush and Paul Otlet theorized mechanical systems for information search not unlike Google’s index. The internet as a computerized network of data storage machines didn’t show up until the early 1960s. And even then, the first network, ARPANET, was government system funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. We wouldn’t see a workable commercial internet until the late 1980s. The Internet Is Young The internet is still a young technology. And anything we do on the internet today, we’ve not been doing for very long in the grand scheme of history. Take books, for example. We’ve been printing on paper and binding them up since the second century A.D. That’s 1800 years or so. What’s great about old technology, however, is that it’s still useful. We can use it to enhance newer technology. For example, […]

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The “Niche” Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS328)

The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is too niche and how general is just way too general. We pull apart the considerations that go into shooting for the stars and an audience, emphasizing how this process evolves and changes over time! Today on the show we are joined by Justin Jackson, old friend, host of the Build Your SaaS Podcast and cofounder of Transistor! Our special guest shares his expertise in the space, unpacking […]

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The “Niche” Myth and How to Define Your Audience (FS238)

The audience we aim to capture and the potential clients we go after are ultimately what make a business stay afloat or sink, without an audience you are not really an entrepreneur, right? So how do we find that particular section of the market that is right for us? How wide or narrow should we cast our nets and what are the indicators we can follow in this regard? In this episode we break down the battle for your products; how niche is too niche and how general is just way too general. We pull apart the considerations that go into shooting for the stars and an audience, emphasizing how this process evolves and changes over time! Today on the show we are joined by Justin Jackson, old friend, host of the Build Your SaaS Podcast and cofounder of Transistor! Our special guest shares his expertise in the space, unpacking […]

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Three Players You Need in Your Affiliate Marketing Corner as a Brand

For two summers I delivered bags of ice to gas stations, grocery store, and liquor stores. It was sweaty, tough work. But what kept me hustling was the compensation model. I was paid on commission. The more ice I moved, the better my day’s earnings. Back then, $18 an hour was gold for a college student. Compensation tied to measurable results is good for both business owner and employee. It means the employee is going to be more productive and it gives the employee more ownership. This is why affiliate marketing is one of the best tools brands can use to drive ROI. You’re not forking over money and hoping it pays off. You’re paying commensurate to results. But to be successful with affiliate marketing, you need a great team behind you. Here’s who you need in your corner to make it work for you. 1. A Scalable Network or […]

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SEO and Business Growth Today with Glen Allsop

Glen Allsop: I am so happy you asked me that. So let’s just say, if a no-name person, no one you’ve ever met, no one you’ve ever contact with, somehow got to get in front of you, if it was a Twitter DM or an email, and they said, “Hey Pat! I’m friends with Casey Neistat and I would love him to kind of promote what you’re working on.” You do not care who they are, what kind of relationship you’ve had with them in the past, you are responding to that message. Pat Flynn: One hundred percent. Glen: So, they’re— Pat: You’re listening to one of the several amazing strategies that our special guest today has mentioned on this particular episode. Pat: This is Glen Allsop, formerly from viperchill.com, although I think he still has that website. You may remember that name from episode 3. Yes, episode 3 of […]

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How to Build a Reliable (and Profitable) Affiliate Network From Scratch

Many brands remain uncertain of just what exactly affiliate marketing is. Here is Lesson One. April 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. According to industry expectations, by the year 2020, total spending on affiliate marketing will reach $6.8 billion, according to a recent article in Inc. Despite the increasing prevalence of this advertising tactic, however, many brands remain uncertain of just what exactly affiliate marketing is — or how they can leverage it in their own strategies. Related: Affiliate vs. Influencer Marketing: Which Should Your Company Use? In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is a method in which brands team up with third-party channels to promote their products. These affiliates share links to products and earn a small commission for sales or web traffic generated by their content. Unlike standard ad placements, your brand isn’t responsible for producing the ad content. Rather, the affiliates create the content […]

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How to Make Money with CBD and the OnlineRXMasters Affiliate Program

Are you planning to start a review blog in 2019? There are hundreds of niches that you can proceed with. For the sake of simplicity, this article will focus on one of the most lucrative niches at the moment – consumer electronics.The reason is, consumer electronics products have turned into an essential part of consumers’ daily life routines. And whether it is a smartphone, laptop, digital camera or smart TV, people like to read online reviews before buying any product. It’s also a great industry to start making money with affiliate marketing. It’s not just about selling digital products or reaching your target audience, it’s also about streamlining the process to create content, promote it, and monetize your audience in the process. With some dedicated time and focus, this is something that can be fully outsourced. Related blog posts and resources: Even several studies and researches claim that online reviews […]

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3 Ways My Podcast Makes Money (And How You Can, Too)

Discover three ways my podcast makes money and how you can too, including affiliate marketing, promoting your own product, and podcast advertising. Pat Flynn March 18, 2019 In this income report, I going to take you “behind the microphone” and share three different ways my podcast helps me make more money, and exactly where it all comes from. I’ve been talking a lot about advanced podcasting strategies lately, and if you missed my video interviews featuring several different podcasters and how they’re each using their podcast to support their business, click here to watch and discover new ways to promote your business with your podcast.  Generating an income with your podcast is 100 percent possible, and you don’t have to rely just on advertisements and sponsorships. In fact, especially if you have a smaller audience, you have way more opportunity elsewhere to generate more income than you would with advertising. […]

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How to Create an Electronics Niche Review Blog in 5 Steps

Are you planning to start a review blog in 2019? There are hundreds of niches that you can proceed with. For the sake of simplicity, this article will focus on one of the most lucrative niches at the moment – consumer electronics.The reason is, consumer electronics products have turned into an essential part of consumers’ daily life routines. And whether it is a smartphone, laptop, digital camera or smart TV, people like to read online reviews before buying any product. It’s also a great industry to start making money with affiliate marketing. It’s not just about selling digital products or reaching your target audience, it’s also about streamlining the process to create content, promote it, and monetize your audience in the process. With some dedicated time and focus, this is something that can be fully outsourced. Related blog posts and resources: Even several studies and researches claim that online reviews […]

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This Game-Changing Tool Helped Me Earn 6-Figures

In a new Campaign Income Report, learn how this game-changing tool helped me earn 6-figures: RightMessage, the ultimate tool in audience personalization! Pat Flynn February 18, 2019 Welcome to another campaign-based income report here on Smart Passive Income. This month, we’re going to examine a promotion I ran at the end of last year for Cyber Monday to promote my online courses. I’ve run small promotions during Cyber Monday before, but only for my architectural-related business. Why not anywhere else? Because I had no other products of my own to sell! Up until 2017, affiliate marketing had accounted for about 90 percent of my income, with podcast sponsorships, books, speaking, and niche sites making up the rest. Then, I finally created my own courses to better serve my audience, and have seen a significant increase in income ever since. There were a lot of lessons learned and many things that […]

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The #1 Secret to Making Money with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the hardest things for anyone to do. There is a ton of information on the web that will make you feel like it’s easy. Like anyone can do it. This is partially true. Anyone, at least technically, can do it. But it’s way harder than most people realize. Here are some tips to help you find success, along with my #1 tip for making affiliate sales. Keywords There are a lot of ways to do keyword research. You can use marketing software, Google Adwords, or just use Google itself. This is one of the best way to find great longtail keywords. Type in your main keyword and then go through the alphabet. Black high heels a Black high heels b Black high heels c Go through the alphabet and see what phrases Google suggests for you. If something piques your interest, then click on it […]

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7 Methods that Work Best

In reference to making money and potentially starting a business, niche review sites are one of the most sought after methods for starting with. Why niche sites you ask? Related blog posts and resources: Simple… in most cases they are going after a small niche market, with less competition, and it’s much easier to provide the end user with exactly what they are looking for. In recent years, there has been explosive growth in the online services, software, and electronics/technology niche, as many of the affiliate programs associated with these markets can pay up to 70% in commissions. Even with these great payments in place, and millions of dollars in new leads and sales being generated daily, there is a good amount of time, work, and effort that goes into creating a successful niche site. Today we are going to be looking at five of these data points and factors. […]

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Inside a 5-Figure JV Affiliate Promotion

In this Campaign Income Report, I’m going to unpack a promotion I ran for someone else’s online course. Here’s how I became one of the top three affiliates and earned five figures in the process without spending any money on ads! Pat Flynn January 28, 2019 Welcome to the first of our new edition of income reports here on SPI! For nearly a decade since the blog was created in October 2008, I’ve been sharing monthly income reports to reveal exactly how my online businesses were performing, including exactly how much money was being made, where it was all coming from, the expenses and the lessons learned that month, too. These income reports, many said, are what put me on the map and what I had become known for, and they were the most popular blog posts on the site. Then, in January 2018, I stopped publishing them. For an […]

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