How to Use "Affiliate Marketing" to Earn DAILY Commissions.

In this first lesson we are going to explain the business of AFFILIATE MARKETING and how Powerhouse Affiliate can help you to start your own Affiliate Marketing Business. All of our lessons include video and written content. If you enjoy watching videos instead then you will also find a complete video training course in our advanced premium training! We are also constantly adding new videos to our platform. Premium members also enjoy our ongoing live webinar events!

What is Powerhouse Affiliate?

If the first question you are asking yourself is "how do I make money online" then you need to follow this course in it's entirety.

Powerhouse Affiliate is a Performance Marketing (affiliate marketing) training platform and community with members who have earned well over 7 FIGURES online.

We want to train you on how you too can earn life changing daily commissions from the internet.

The best part?

You don't need experience and you don't need any products or services of your own.

As an affiliate marketer you can earn commissions using just the internet, and you can get paid by companies who do all the "hard" work for you.

But how do you actually DO THIS?

Well you are in the right place - We are going to train you how to do this from SCRATCH 🙂

First....What is Affiliate Marketing?

AFFILIATE MARKETING is a type of marketing in which a business or product owner rewards someone (an affiliate) for each visitor or customer or lead brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Millions of people who aspire to make money online have used the Affiliate Marketing business model to generate long term income. Many affiliate marketers go on to even build their own online brands, authority niche sites, and other businesses as they gain more and more skills. By learning Performance Marketing you will have skills you can take to ANY online business.

As an affiliate you do not need to own any products but you still make money by selling other companies' products online.

But it gets even better...you can earn commissions without even selling anything at all! Our advanced training will show you how.

Affiliate marketing is perhaps one of the oldest and the most “easy to enter” home business models for people who want to make money online.

Let us take a look at the different methods by which we can use affiliate marketing to make a substantial amount of profit.

the starters’ tips

You need to understand how the money flows and who the key players are.

4 Key Players in This Business Model

THE ONLINE AFFILIATE MARKETING INDUSTRY HAS FOUR MAIN PLAYERS
  • THE MERCHANT (also known as the 'advertiser' or 'product owner')
  • THE AFFILIATE NETWORK (this is a 3rd party company that links merchants to affiliates. It holds all the advertisers’ offers and also takes care of the payments to affiliates)
  • THE AFFILIATE (also known as 'the publisher')
  • THE CUSTOMER or potential customer (also known as 'visitors', 'clicks' or 'traffic')

Here is a short video where I explain affiliate marketing. This video is part of the "DAY JOB HACKS" project. You will see me reference Day Job Hacks throughout the training. DayJobHacks.com is a website project I am working on to help show you how to build "authority" online. You will learn a lot more about why this is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT as you go through more of the training.

Affiliates can earn a substantial amount of money every day since the internet makes it possible to scale to very large numbers.

The best part about being an affiliate is that you don't have to worry about setting up all the "systems" required to actually own and distribute products. The product owners basically do all the work for you when you are an affiliate. Your main job as an affiliate is to get TRAFFIC. We are going to show you how to get SERVER MELTING traffic. 🙂

You have the potential to hit a billion dollar global market right from your own home. The internet has allowed anyone including YOU to "scale" and reach a global audience from your own home.

HOW THE MONEY FLOWS...

In order to earn money as an affiliate marketer you need to get traffic to your own tracking links for your affiliate program.

These tracking links are provided to you through an affiliate network or sometimes directly from a product owner who has their own affiliate program.

Affiliate networks and/or product owners will be the ones who send you money for "conversions". We are going to show you how to get access to these affiliate networks and direct offer owners, and how to generate conversions by getting traffic to your links.

These tracking links track every single time someone clicks them, and every time someone turns into a customer or lead. If someone clicks your links and turns into a customer or lead, you get paid for generating that "conversion". Basically you get paid when you have "converted" a visitor into a customer or lead.

How Do You Actually Make Money?

Understanding the flow of the money is key in understanding how you will eventually set up your own online business. Affiliate marketing has become the most popular form of earning money online, especially for people just entering into online business.

With affiliate marketing you can essentially work at your own pace, and you do not need in depth computer skills to start earning money.

The first thing you need to do is join an "affiliate program" or an "affiliate network". Thousands of product owners online have affiliate programs. Our premium members actually get access to our own affiliate network.

This course is going to show you how to set up your very first affiliate campaign by starting your own niche authority site.

There is a MASSIVE advantage to building an authority niche site first. 

This allows you to learn this business properly and learn how to get free "organic traffic" first before we get into advanced paid traffic methods.

No matter what affiliate program you join, the first thing you need to do as an affiliate, is choose the niche you want to target then you need to build a profit generating web page. Don't worry if you have never done this before we give you the tools and step by step instructions to do it!

Building an Authority Style Website or Landing Page is one of the most common methods for affiliate marketers to make money. 

Our biggest online affiliates are using landing pages or authority style blogs to get their message across, then they direct traffic to this site. This course is going to explain in depth how to set this up properly as your very first affiliate campaign.

We are going to show you how to create a web page that then links to the actual product you are promoting by using your own tracking link. 

When your new visitors land on your page, then click through your affiliate link, they arrive on the product owners website. If that visitor buys something on the product owners site, or becomes a lead for them, you can get paid a commission into your affiliate account depending on the affiliate offer terms.

We are going to show you every single step along the way, how to build the page, link to the product and drive massive amounts of target visitors to your pages who are looking to buy what you are selling.

Once you have the basic foundation built, you will be in a position to generate as many marketing campaigns as you want at whatever speed you desire.

Once you have the knowledge to build one campaign, your possibilities are endless and you can then branch out and try new things any time you like!

How Much Do Affiliates Earn?

Every affiliate program on the internet describes what your “payout” is. This is generally how much you will earn for every sale or lead you generate for a business.

Every day BILLIONS of people go online and search for information or products. We have some affiliate sites that generate millions of views every day!

For example, if you are a Premium Member of Powerhouse Affiliate you can promote us and earn weekly commissions. Your account dashboard as a premium member will have your own referral link for Powerhouse Affiliate. If you were to use that link to get people to join, you would earn 50% of all sales generated by those referrals for life. (Recurring revenue) That means that by just referring 2 people to Powerhouse Affiliate Premium you would essentially have a FREE lifetime premium account.

So let's say you refer 20 people to our premium membership using your own referral link in your premium member's dashboard.

You would earn $23.50 X 20 = $470 in commissions. Affiliate payments are paid weekly. 

We also pay up to $5000 a month in Mentor Bonuses.  

But the best part is that if these referrals continue to stay as a premium member every month you get paid again on those sales.

This is a recurring commissions type of Affiliate Program. All of your sales are tracked inside your own Premium Powerhouse Affiliate account in the members area and you can see them by clicking here:

Powerhouse Affiliate also has an affiliate manager program which could pay you up to 3 levels deep when you qualify.

Why is an Authority Site a Great Way to Start?

As you continue your training with us, you will see we have in depth courses which show you that you can promote pretty much anything online as an affiliate! We have advanced paid traffic courses and courses that show how to build long term stable online profit centers. 

Inside our 100% PRIVATE CPA Network (Vault Media) we have hundreds of Affiliate offers that we promote on a daily basis. We have everything from skin care, to online gaming, to diet products and finance.

Our advanced courses show live examples of some of the CPA affiliate programs we promote to earn thousands of dollars each week.

Many of our most successful long term campaigns are built around an "authority site".

Most of the time when people visit these affiliate sites they want to buy something. These are normal every day people who are looking for specific information to make a decision of whether they will actually buy a specific product online or not.

Many times the information they are seeking is not provided by the actual advertiser’s website or product website, but our affiliate website contains all the information needed to make a more informed decision to act.

Your job as an affiliate is to create your own website to help potential buyers or leads make a decision, by offering them the exact information they need. This is the most basic type of affiliate marketing – creating an authority site or “review” site. Don’t be fooled though, although this is a basic method, it still yields astonishing results!

You will be helping people by providing information about a product, then getting them to click your links and earning revenue in the process.

In our training, we are going to show you how to make your very own authority niche website that you will use to connect with your chosen “target audience” or market. This will be your own property online, and something you will own for as long as you want.

This will be yours to build! Consider it a fun side project with the potential to earn you life changing income.

It will connect customers to products that you don’t even own, but you will be able to earn revenue. We cannot guarantee you will earn money, but if you focus, follow our advanced training, and set goals you will have a much better chance of succeeding.

As more and more people visit your site, the more revenue you can potentially make.

What Does It Cost To Build an Affiliate Business?

What makes affiliate marketing so attractive is the low barriers to entry and low start up costs since you don’t need to develop products, you don’t need to hire customer support teams or large web developers…none of that. In fact we have made it even easier by providing you web hosting, pre-sell pages, and a landing page builder.

Let’s talk more about the required investments.

First and foremost, we recommend you use a landing page, squeeze page or a website. We are going to show you in the next lessons how you can set this up with your own domain and hosting for less than $15 a year. (we show you exactly how to do this in the next lessons using the services we recommend). Other optional expenses include using easy drag and drop website builders, but of course you can have one with a Premium Powerhouse Affiliate membership.

I want to be up front now on what else you can expect to pay. In this course I recommend 2 other tools that are "optional" but will make your life a heck of a lot easier.

One tool is a one time fee of $97, and the other tool is $1 for a trial for 30 days then ongoing $37 a month.

THESE TOOLS WILL BE OPTIONAL - and I will also tell you how to get free alternatives!

After that, on a minimal budget, your only ongoing expense will be the cost of website’s hosting and domain.

The only additional expense for newer affiliates would be for traffic. But again we are going to explain ways you can get free traffic. (keep in mind "free" traffic" takes a lot of time and effort).

If you choose to pay for traffic or website visitors this would be an optional expense.

There are ways to get traffic without spending money, and we will explain all traffic methods in our other premium training.

Therefore we arrive at the total startup cost of around $150 - $200, (if you use the tools I recommend) or $50 if you use free alternatives.

Can you imagine starting a business for $50? That is truly amazing. 

Now let's speak about the time investment.  You can invest as little or as much time as you want. It can be anything from a couple of hours a week to one to two hours a day, to a full working day.

When you are finally in the position to quit your day job you will be happy you spent some time learning this business :).

The best advice is to take it one step at a time, and not jump into the river without thoroughly educating yourself about the underwater surprises.

What Types of Offers Can I Promote?

The three best options to consider are the cost per salecost per action and recurring revenue models.

Cost Per Sale is where affiliates get paid a percentage of the sale that they referred.

Cost per Action (CPA) is where affiliates are paid for a specific action like getting people to fill in a form online.

Recurring Revenue is more of a long term strategy and one of the most high paying ways of building your business. In this course we are going to focus only on Recurring Revenue since we actually provide all the tools and offers to get this running for you today. 🙂

In this course we are going show you how you can earn residual income every single month.

Different Types of Affiliates

  • Content producers — YouTuber's, bloggers, article writers, and other content-driven websites – (This is generally the most common start up style since it just requires a content niche specific website.)
  • Email marketers — affiliate marketers who maintain targeted email lists
  • Coupons and deals — websites primarily focused on frugal consumers or those looking for additional sales and discounts
  • Datafeed-driven websites — shopping directories/aggregators and price comparison engines, powered by data feeds
  • Domain-oriented affiliates — monetizing mistyped versions of the advertiser’s URL
  • Loyalty affiliates — affiliates offering cashback, virtual currency, or other types of rewards/incentives for consumers to convert (may not be allowed for some affiliate programs)
  • Mobile-oriented affiliates — from mobile app developers to mobile search marketing and those that marry click-to-call with pay-per-call, this is another (broad!) type of affiliate strategy worthy of your attention
  • Paid Search affiliates — affiliates driving traffic/conversions by means of paid search marketing
  • Pay-per-call publishers — marketers driving inbound phone calls being compensated on performance basis
  • Ranking/review sites — affiliates focused on publishing ratings, ranking lists, and/or reviews (e.g.: TopTenReviews.com)
  • Remarketing/retargeting solutions — online marketers that offer outsourcing remarketing and/or retargeting for affiliate-model compensation (e.g.: UpSellit.com, Ve Interactive)
  • Social media publishers — niche and topical influencers that leverage their social media following or people that buy Facebook traffic or other social traffic.
  • Video marketers — video is a type of content that stands out from the rest, and deserves a separate mention

In our training we focus heavily on content, email, and paid traffic since we have had the most success there, however all of these affiliate types can yield significant results!

VERY Key Terms You Should Learn & Get Familiar With!

All of the terms below will be seen over and over again through all of our courses and throughout the discussions. You should really get familiar with all of them.

  • Advertiser
    Often referred to as a merchant or product owner. In our training an advertiser is a person, or company that wants to sell their own products and services on the web.
  • Affiliate
    An affiliate, often called a publisher, is a person, or company, that’s not employed by the advertiser, but rather assists the advertiser in marketing products and services in return for a commission.
  • Tracking
    Professional affiliates use tracking software to track all clicks and conversions so that they can determine which advertising channels are working best for their affiliate campaigns. We dive deep into the right tracking tools to use and how to set them up.
  • Affiliate Network
    An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between affiliates and advertisers. It allows affiliates to find and participate in several different affiliate programs all in one place, and allows merchants to reach a larger audience by promoting their affiliate programs to all of the affiliates participating in the affiliate network. An example of an affiliate network is http://vaultmedia.com
  • Creative
    Creatives are all the ads that an advertiser may make available to affiliates for promoting any given offer. Creatives can include banner ads, text links, text ads, and email templates. The more creatives an advertiser provides, the easier it is for affiliates to promote their products on their own websites, blogs, social media or email campaigns.
  • Click
    A click can mean many things but most commonly refers to when someone actually clicks on a link or banner or other creative.
  • Impression
    An impression occurs when a page or creative was viewed, but doesn’t mean it was clicked. Impressions are also often called page views.
  • Affiliate Link
    An affiliate link is the URL (http://www.yourdomain.com/affiliatetracking) that is provided by the affiliate network that will track all clicks referred by you as an affiliate and will enable their tracking system to automatically assign a payment to you if a desired action (sale or lead generation) has resulted from someone clicking that link.
    A link is put in place on a blog or site by an affiliate and when clicked, leads the visitor to the advertiser’s landing page or product site. Each link is encoded with a unique identifier to track each click to the correct affiliate. We will show you how to get these links and put them into your website.
  • Landing Page
    A landing page is the web page that affiliates direct their visitors or traffic to. (this can also be your website) An affiliate link is often placed on the landing page. When a visitor clicks the affiliate link on the landing page, your job is done and it is now in the hands of the advertiser to ensure a visitor converts into a lead or sale.
  • Conversion
    This is the point where a visitor becomes a customer by completing the action defined by the advertiser. The higher the conversion rate, the more attractive an offer is to potential affiliates and the more profitable affiliates are.
    Conversely, if affiliates see that they are successfully driving a lot of traffic to an offer’s landing page but visitors aren’t converting, they will abandon the offer.
  • Offer
    An offer is the product or service that the advertiser is trying to promote. An advertiser may have several offers running at any given time.
  • Squeeze Page
    A squeeze page is like a landing page and is built to first capture an email address or other information about a visitor. (can also be your website) Once the visitor enters their information then the visitor is given what was promised.
  • Traffic
    is the same as visitors or clicks and is generated through several different places online. Knowing how to get traffic to a link, or landing page is the key to success in online affiliate marketing and you will learn much more about traffic generation & promotion within our lessons.
  • Direct Link
    Direct linking is when an affiliate sends their traffic directly to the advertisers site through their affiliate link, and skips their own website, landing page or squeeze page.
  • Affiliate Website
    An affiliate website can be a full authority site, or review style site, or it can be a landing page or squeeze page. A website generally means a collection of pages all in one main domain. A domain is the actual web address like https://powerhouseaffiliate.com.
  • Niche Website
    A common type of affiliate marketing method is to target a specific niche and develop a content rich affiliate niche site also known as an ‘authority site’.
    For example, you could have a niche site built around a niche like “how to generate traffic to any website” and you could have separate pages all targeting a specific way to generate traffic to a website. Each page would then link to an affiliate offer.
  • Conversion Rate
    Simply put it means the number of people who convert based on the number of clicks.
    So for example, if 100 people click your affiliate link and 3 of them convert, then the offer has a 3% conversion rate for you.
    Conversion rate can be measured on many things including the landing page and ads or creatives.
  • Click Through Rate
    This can be measured on a landing page or ad.
    For example if 100 people visit your landing page and 15 people click the affiliate link on that page, the your landing page has a 15% click through rate.
    Similarly, if you place a banner on your website and 100 people visit your website but only one of them clicks the banner, the banner has a 1% click through rate.