What is Affiliate Marketing?

If you have been hanging around the internet for any time now, you may be familiar with the two words put together “affiliate marketing.” But what the heck is it exactly?

To get all textbook on you:

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Translation: You market another person or company’s products and earn a commission on them each time somebody buys through your link. These commission can be small or large, and range anywhere from a couple of dollars to a couple hundred of dollars, which brings me to my next point of explaining the difference between low and high ticket.

The difference between the two is obviously the amount of commission you will earn from selling it. This also means that you usually have to make a higher investment, which could be into the $1-5k range.

When I was promoting the two network marketing (MLM) programs I did which were Empower Network and the Internet Lifestyle Network, I investing $1,000 upwards on just one, and never saw a dime of it in return, which was my own fault of course. At least I got some sort of investment into my internet marketing education.

Affiliate Marketing Overview

Anyways, affiliate marketing can be a good thing but the control is just not there. You are promoting other people’s products that can go away at any time, which you then have to start all over again. So as you can see, there are some risks associated.

To make money , you will need to keep on selling what you are promoting to others consistently to earn consistently, which means you always need people to market to. Even if you are able to consistently bring people into the program you’re offering, you will have to help them bring others in as well so that everyone can make money. Now you see why most people call MLM companies pyramid schemes.

Conclusion

If you are attempting affiliate marketing, good luck. There is nothing wrong with the model, it’s just not a  sustainable model for the long term.

I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to stay in business online, which means continuing to add value to people’s lives instead of selling them on something that’s not really there. (ahem, EN)

Marketing Lesson From an Internet Master

This is Jay from the Lazy Ass Stoner. He is one of my mentors and one of the best teachers I have seen for making money online. He’s definitely someone that I would suggest that you guys learn from. I started watching his videos about 2 years ago and they helped me figure out affiliate marketing and some killer ways to promote your content online.

 And if you like this video then you will more than likely enjoy the rest of his content, so I highly suggest checking it out. You can also visit his website to read some of the awesome blog posts that accompany some of the videos.

 Another valuable thing to note when pursuing the adventure of making money online is to not follow more than 3-5 leaders at a time. There is tons of valuable content across the web and many great people distributing it, but if you listen to 10 or 12 of them at a time then your work could be all over the place and really, you’re just biting off more than you can chew. Like I mentioned in my last post, only focus on one thing until you master it and then move on to something else that will help scale your business up.

And enjoy the process along the way. Don’t be afraid to come out of your shell and show your personality to the world. Just look at how Jay is doing things. He’s built an internet business around a brand that is totally different, and might I say ballsier than most other people would ever pursue. But look how well it’s turned out for him.

Now that’s a great lesson.

Making Money Online

The term “make money online” is one of the most over-used, over-searching terms on the entire world wide web. Right up there with weight loss, ha. In essence, these are not two keywords that one would want to target when it comes to actually making money using the internet. What I mean is that they aren’t what you would want to blog or run ads around.

There are tons of ways to make money online but the majority fall under the umbrellas of network marketing (MLM), affiliate marketing, and paid marketing. There are many subcategories underneath these, but I will have to just gradually get into detail about them over time. So in the meantime, I’m just going to talk about some of the ways that I have made money online.
Let me tell you, the internet is a wide wide space, and if you wanna dominate then you need to find one way of making money and focus on it until you master it. Otherwise, you can really get caught up and lost in the world of shiny shit syndrome. Buying new products can get as addicting as gambling so if you don’t catch yourself then you are a lot more prone to getting caught up like a kid in a candy store. Take it from me, I have plenty of firsthand experience with this.

Intro

Hello everyone my name is Liam, and I make money online in NYC. So yeah, I stay home just about all the time to work online. I’m basically an internet marketer and have been for 4 years. I’m not saying this to brag, I’m just eternally grateful for my success. I had to work my ass off for it, but it was totally worth it and I’m equipped to live the life of my dreams.

I’m no internet guru, but I do alright for myself. I’m starting this blog to give back and share some of my experiences with marketing. I want to help others seek a clear path to making money online because if there is one thing I have learned in my journey, the road can be bumpy if you aren’t taking advice from people that actually have the experience. With the eye candy appeal of making money online there are tons of people that want to pursue it. This means a range of professionals to total spammers that have more interest in greed than the well-being of the people they are supposed to be helping.

There is so much crap online that I want to speak out and share what’s really working, and from real life experience. It doesn’t have to take others as long as it took me and I want to contribute with helping people find a vehicle that works best for them to earn a full time income online.

So stick around and see what I have to offer up. I promise that this blog won’t disappoint you. 😉