(soft calming music) – I know that right now passive income, and affiliate marketing is something everybody’s
talking about, myself included, but it’s actually really practical, and can help take some of
the stress out of your life when it comes to making a side income. In fact, if you want to
make your first $100 a day, I have a step by step guide for beginners for getting started with
affiliate marketing, so I’m gonna link to that
video of in the info card, and I have some other helpful videos in the description for you
that you can check out. Now in this video, I want
to do something different. I want to give you some of
them like, my ninja tips, some of my secrets that
I don’t think I’ve seen a lot of other people in this
space really talking about. So I’m gonna give you
seven of my best tips for affiliate marketing that
can help you make as much as $7,000 a month in passive income. And just so that there’s some proof, because I know everybody
likes to make these claims. I’m going to put them up
on the screen real quick. So there you go. You got some Bonafide,
you’ve got some screenshots, so let’s get into the video. Hey everybody, this is Roberta Blake helping you create
something awesome today. Welcome back to the channel,
for the new people here, My name is Roberta Blake. I’m a creative entrepreneur,
a public speaker, and I like to talk about things like how to make money online, because, well, I actually did it, so if you like that kind of thing, maybe you check out the other videos, subscribe to the channel. Let’s go ahead and get into my seven tips that are gonna help
you make passive income with affiliate marketing. These are things you probably
haven’t heard before. So let’s get into tip number one. Tip number one is going
to be about cookies. Cookies are kind of a tracking mechanism that helps people tie your
sales to your commissions when it comes to affiliate marketing. And the thing a lot of
people don’t realize is that programs like Amazon, some of them have these
short term cookies. There may be 24/72 hours. But you want to do is
you want to prioritize affiliate programs and products
that have longterm cookies, things that you know have
a week, or even 14 days, or 30 days behind them, so
that when you get that click, there’s a larger buying window. If there’s a larger buying window, you have a better chance
of earning that commission, because if somebody who
clicked on your link buys, but they wait, they hesitate, then that’s gonna be a sale
that you don’t get credit for. And that’s not gonna feel great. I mean, you want to help
people, and provide resources, but it’d also be nice to
get that commission for, you know, creating that value. So ultimately, I think if you
can find longer term cookies, and increase that buying window, that you’re gonna be better off, and you’re gonna get more of those sales. So, yeah, I bet you most
people never told you that one. Number two. Number two, this is my
most important strategy, and it’s the strategy
that I’m gonna be using to try to scale my affiliate
revenue to as much as you know, $20,000 plus, recurring
(cash register dinging) over the next 18 months. Now, this is a longterm strategy, and this is something that not everybody is gonna be suited for, but it’s going to be around
recurring affiliate revenue. Recurring affiliate revenue means that you’re usually to deal with like, software as a service, right? A primary example would be for people who, do something like build online courses. There’s Teachable. So if I do any tutorials that teach people about online courses, I could give them a link to Teachable, or something like Kajabi. And what happens in that instance is, I would get 30% recurring revenue for the lifetime of that account. Now, with Teachable, that
math is kind of simple. You know, it’s a $29,
or a $9.99 a month plan. It’s like, well, that would
mean that that’s roughly $10, or $30 a month recurring. So now you can imagine that, well, if you keep on making videos, or content that helps people, and that facilitates a
sale of that service, that you’re gonna get
recurring revenue over, and over again. So let’s say that you got, you know, 500 people on a recurring revenue system that generates $10 a month.
(cash register dinging) Well, you would have $5,000 a
month from those 500 people. If you are able to get
500 people in year one, and 1,000 people in year two.
(cash register dinging) Well, at that point you’re
at about $15,000 a month in recurring revenue. You’re making a six figure income off of a single affiliate program, because of the volume of lifetime sales with a recurring commission
tied to the affiliate program. Now you can diversify, and find a lot of different programs that offer recurring commissions. Some of them do 10%, some
do 30%, some do even 50%, and that would be a priority
target for you to say, can I make valuable content
that facilitates these sales? Can I market this effectively? Can I sell this effectively? And can I also make sure that in some way I’m supporting the people who use this, so that they stay signed
up to the account, and that they’re getting
value out of that account? So in the education market and space, that’s a lot easier to do, than say if you’re doing
something entertainment based, because there’s not enough
software as a service with recurring lifetime commissions in the entertainment market, you’re more likely to
get a onetime sale there. So that’s why I like to prioritize things that are recurring, because that’s a
sustainable longterm income. So between that, and longterm cookies, I think that you understand why I don’t think this is something
for overnight success, or I don’t think this is
a get rich quick thing. I think the only way to
do it is to create value. So number three. Number three is interesting, because I mean this does rely a lot more on being tech savvy, and it’s gonna be about
automations for affiliate leads. So automations for
affiliate leads would mean, making automated post to social media, and doing content marketing. Now obviously content is the best way to scale affiliate revenue, and to get affiliate sales, because you’re using value as the lead in. Now with automations, if
you grow your audience, and you have places to distribute, Facebook, Twitter, et cetera,
then that’s gonna help you. Now, if you can automate it
in a way that makes sense, then that’s also going to help you. What I recommend is an
automation tool for this, would be Meet Edgar, and the reason I’m gonna
recommend Meet Edgar, instead of something cheaper
like Hootsuite, or Buffer, is that it can also
help you make variations of these posts for different platforms, and also spread them out, and schedule them, and
use a content library. So it’s a more robust system. I will probably need to make a
dedicated tutorial around it. But it’s something that I
think would help a lot of you, because if you are
putting that content out, and then people are going to that content, clicking on your affiliate links, triggering those cookies more often, and you automate this, you’re closer to making
this truly passive. So that’s just something to think about. Tip number four, another way to scale affiliate
marketing is through ads. Now, not all affiliate
programs allow you to do that, so make sure you’re reading
the terms of service, and that you’re in compliance with that. But there are some affiliate programs that will let you take
advantage of advertising in order to get lead
generation, and traffic. Now, in other cases, what you could do is
not necessarily buy ads that take people directly
to the point of purchase for an affiliate program. You can take them to a piece of content, and there’s usually nothing
wrong with that in terms of, what the terms of service allow for. You can go ahead, and you can buy ads, and take people to a
dedicated landing page, or to a blog post, or something, or freebie for your email list, and you could grow it that way. And that actually leads us
directly into tip number five, using email marketing. Now again, as long as your
email marketing platform allows you to do affiliate marketing, as long as the affiliate
program allows for it, this is perfectly fine to do. Just read your terms of
service for everything. And if you’ve grown an email list, you have direct access to people. So if you have direct access
to people through email, and you’re giving them value
in the form of your newsletter, then you’re likely to get conversions, and clicks from there either to content, or to direct links. So this is something else you can just, you know, take advantage of. That’s gonna be really helpful, and keep people in your ecosystem, and give you more
opportunities to scale this. Now in terms of very practical thing you can do with that email marketing, is I like to set up
automations, and triggers. It’s why use Convert Kit
for my email marketing. In fact, everything that I
use in terms of the software, and services, I’m gonna
put my affiliate links in the description for
you so that you can use what I’m using in order
to accomplish this. But the reason I like Convert Kit is that I can set up these triggers. I can track how many people
clicked on something, and I can see who actually clicked on a specific type of link. And then I can lead them
into an email sequence that might nurture them into
a specific call to action, or an appropriate, you know, product that I want to
put in front of them. So I think that that’s something
you could really look at, and you can map out. I’m planning a video on a
email marketing automations, and I think it’s something that
really requires a deep dive. So it’s got to be a tutorial based video. You’ll want to subscribe if
that’s something you’re into. I’ve also done a video on
seven steps to email marketing for beginners that I think
can be truly helpful for you, if you’re gonna go this route. Tip Number six, video marketing, video marketing, especially with YouTube, if you’re making evergreen content, is a great traffic funnel
for affiliate marketing, and it’s part of what helped me obviously, and I think that ultimately, as long as you’re doing authentic content that services your audience,
that it’s gonna be helpful. Tutorials usually work really good for software service products, and things of that nature. And this is something
that I think more people could take advantage of
in the tutorial space, because I think the tutorial space is really about someone wanting
to make a buying decision, and wanting to be more
educated about the product that they use. And the good thing, especially if you think about
recurring affiliate revenue, or longterm cookies, if you’re thinking about those two things I talked about at the beginning, the way that this would work is that you’re more likely to have
some ice stick with a product, and continue to put in that money into a recurring membership, if they actually know
how to use the product, and are having a good experience with it, and can ask somebody that
they trust questions. And that’s why introducing products, being a resource, making
tutorials, following up, answering questions is important, and can actually really
help you to monetize, and make passive income by doing upfront work that
makes you part of a community. And so I think that people, you know, in the tutorial space, or in the education space
could take much more advantage of affiliate marketing
as a way to monetize that doesn’t always require them to have people buy a course, or buy a digital download product. You can help facilitate
the tools that they use for their business, or
their profession already. And you could make money that way, and it can be just as lucrative as if you were selling your own product. You won’t get the margin, but you also are borrowing credibility from an established platform, and brand, and you’re not having
to do customer service. The product is. So that’s just something
that you should really think a little harder about
in terms of, you know, how you’re diversifying passive income. I’m gonna talk about that
in some of their videos. And I also think I’m gonna go ahead, and link you to my video on how I make multiple streams of income, because I think it’ll help tie some of this together for you. And finally, my last tip,
my last secret for you, is to have multiple
affiliate marketing programs that you’re participating in. And I know that doesn’t
sound like a secret, but this is the hat trick. This is the second part of that. And prioritize the ones that stand to make you
the most money long term, or the ones that provide
the most upfront cashflow if that’s what you really need. And so what do I mean by that? Well, in the longterm, I obviously prioritize the
affiliate marketing programs that have recurring sales
revenue tied to them for the lifetime of the account, because that’s the direction
that I want to go in. Now, other people who are starting out, maybe even as beginners, or intermediate, or they’re making a
certain level of income, will want to prioritize, well, what pays me the most upfront money per individual transaction, because they may be more
concerned with cashflow, and that’s okay too. So that might mean that they’re
doing a higher ticket sales. That might mean that they’re
doing volume based sales. That might mean that they’re
doing the thing that, is the most accessible. And so you have to just
understand to set your priorities based on either your
expectations, or your limitations. That’s why most people sign up for the Amazon affiliate program. Another part of this is, the far majority of people aren’t very experienced in something, or an expert at something, or they can’t teach something. So Amazon is just really
practical to recommend things that they use
in their everyday life. And so for them it makes perfect sense. Now if you have a background in something where you have
expertise, or experience, then you can take advantage of
different affiliate programs, and you can make those a priority. Me, I prioritize software
as a service over Amazon, any day of the week. But I am doing a gear
based YouTube Channel, based on some of what
worked in my older content that did a lot of, you
know, laptop reviews, and camera reviews. I’m taking advantage of that on a completely different channel, building out a platform around that, because it also makes sense to do that, since I have the ability,
and I have the experience, and I have all this wonderful gear, so I might as well benefit from showing people how to use it. So there’s just some of the secrets to affiliate marketing
that I’ve discovered help make the most money. And you can scale these
things, and you know, for yourself, and see
what your experiences are. I just feel like it’s
gonna make you more money than the generic advice
around affiliate marketing. And maybe it tells you a
few things you didn’t know. Question of the day, and this
one’s gonna be different. This one’s gonna be fun. What would you do with an extra $1,000 a
month in passive income? What would you do with
an extra $1,000 a month in passive income? I’m really curious about this one, and what a difference
it would make for you, and your current situation in your life. So drop that in the comment section. I would love to hear from you, and if you’re not interested
in that question the day, because maybe it’s too personal, then what tip did you think
was the most interesting, or you hadn’t heard before in this video? Drop that in the comment section. Like this video you if you like it. Don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the awesome
stuff here on the channel. As always, you guys, thanks
so very much for watching. And don’t forget, go out there, and create something awesome today. Take care. (easygoing electronic beats)


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