How to Start Affiliate Marketing on Reddit STEP by STEP for Beginners!

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Whats up marketers and entrepreneurs? Rod here checking in bringing you new content. Today we’re going to talk about how to make money with affiliate marketing on the Reddit platform. People on Reddit love to consume authoritative content, like the articles, the threads, the subreddits. Digital marketers try to figure out how they can leverage all of this knowledge on Reddit and convert it into affiliate marketing profits. I want to give you guys three strategies today.

Before I cover my talking points I’m going to assume that you kind of already know what Niche you want to be in. If you don’t know what your niche is or if you don’t know anything about your niche, if you don’t know how to solve problems in your niche, my talking points are not going to help you. If you think you’re going to be a fly-by-night of affiliate marketing pushing all kinds of offers to see what sticks, you will be wasting your time. You will be better off studying the niche you want to be in first. That is the way to make long term money with affiliate marketing. If you have questions about what niche you want to get into, my 7 step guide below will help you so go ahead and get that first. In it I talk about how to take your career to the next level.

Reddit is unique among the social media platforms in that the rules are similar to forums because of the way it delivers content and engages the community. It requires a lot of external sources, i.e. people and influencers. They come to Reddit for a mix of engaging content, news, and authority boards. Yes, Reddit users go there for entertainment but they are serious about there content because they pride themselves on the trustworthy product and service feedback, therefore, they must have impartial authentic reviews. Not people pushing affiliate marketing reviews with an agenda to sell.

Reddit traffic likes clicking through to the subReddits on a particular topic then reading the content and commenting on it. The thing that’s different for a lot of users, at least a lot of digital marketers, is we want to come on there and start pushing offers. We want to come in read, and start pushing out offers right from the start. This is a big no-no. Which leads me to my first talking point.

Become A Community Member Before You Sell.

First of all, your job is to become a member of your niche community then present yourself as an authority before you start selling anything. Reddit moderators will kick you out if you push offers on stuff without people knowing who you are. Second of all after you become part of your niche’s community you must start to provide great insight into helping people solve their problems and consistently do that over time. When you’ve delivered enough value and you’ve built those relationships with the people on the subreddits, then you can occasionally throw out some product or service offer.

The Reddit audience will think hey Rod gave us all this great free content let me go check out his product because I know if he gives great value away for free, just imagine how great his paid product is going to be.

That’s the strategy you have to use with Reddit. Reddit is one of those places that has almost a cult-like community where you’re not just going to go in there and just start pushing offers. I’ve tried it several times so I know from experience how it works.

For example, provide value by answering some of the questions posted, answer some of the feedback on different articles within your niche, read what the people are putting out there and engage with the community. See what people need, what are the trends, then provide insight and products where it fits best and you’re going to find out you’re going to make way more money that way. That is the Reddit strategy in a nutshell. Bottom line, engage a lot then you can start gently pushing your offers.

Don’t Join Too Many Subreddits And Spread Yourself Too Thin. (Too Many Affiliate Offers )

That brings me to my next tip and that is don’t join too many subreddits. It’s not the number of subreddits that you join, it’s the amount of value you are adding to a specific subReddit. You want to build a good reputation in a specific niche. Keep in your niche and stay in the primary subreddit that supports your niche. This is the fastest way to put you in a position of authority.

If people looking at your thread see that you are an authority in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, online marketing, and social media marketing the will think hey this guy really knows about marketing. And if they have a question about marketing guess who they’re going to go to? You! Versus if they see one guy talking about marketing then talking cats, fitness, gardening, cameras, and cars, all this different stuff you will come across as generalist Jack of all trades and unless you’re an entertainer that will not work.

People want a specialists today. Generalists don’t get far, at least in the digital marketing world in 2019. If you would have gotten in the game early before all the competition and spammers kicked-in maybe you’d have success with the jack-of-all-trades strategy. But today you need to niche down to be able to cut through the noise and become an authority and an influencer in a specific space. Do that consistently over time and you are going to get a lot of traffic. You’re going to get noticed and if you could deliver value to that traffic on many different platforms you will really take off.

With Reddit, you’ll get a ton of Engagement and it’s so important that you get that engagement and those thumbs up (votes) because it’s just like any other platform, once the moderators start seeing that you’re getting a ton of engagement, the algorithms start pushing you as an authority.

I want to stress that you want to master a category and stick with just a few subReddits. You don’t need to be in a hundred different subReddits.

Don’t Use Reddit Like Other Social Platforms

Talking point number three, don’t use Reddit like you use other social media platforms. I’ve made this mistake. I’ve tried to duplicate what I’m doing successfully on Instagram or YouTube but it didn’t work on Reddit. You have to study a particular platform and that particular community to see what works and figure out how they like doing things. Reddit is very different from other platforms. For example, on Twitter, you can post offers every fifteen minutes and it’s just fine because there’s so much content through there and so many different tweets it’s expected that people are going to be tweeting multiple times a day. But it’s not the case on Reddit and other forums. but my point is to find out what is the best way to produce or promote your content on Reddit.

Bottom line is you don’t want to come across as a used car salesman. So guys I need you to do two things, one go check out my 7 step guide in the link below. Two, if you are already been promoting or thinking about doing something on Reddit tell me some of the problems, fears, and successes you are having in the comments below. Start a conversation and I will do my best to help you guys out and put you guys in a position to win. I’ll see you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod

3 Ways How To Make Money On Instagram

Hello, marketers and entrepreneurs, Rod here checking in with another article. Today I will be talking about how to make money with Instagram in 2019. You guys already know I like to talk about affiliate marketing and online business content and today we’re going to focus on Instagram. I’m going to talk about how to get you guys started making money on Instagram.

Instagram is a popular social media platform that I’m sure you guys are familiar with. I am here to help you leverage the Power of Instagram. I’m going to give you guys three important talking points. But before I get started as always I would like to remind you to leave any questions in the comments below. Questions specifically regarding how to make money on Instagram. Or if you already are making money on Instagram and would like to share your experience, please go ahead and do that in the comments below and I will answer all of them tailor my answers to your specific needs.

I get into more marketing detail in my free 7 step guide and you’ll see that link at the end of this article. We also have a growing community who we specifically helped make money with Instagram and getting your digital business off the ground. We help put you and your online business in a position to win.

Tell A Story With Your Photos – Not Just Random Images All The Time.

My first talking point is so important. You need to be careful not to come across as being a spammer or a scammer. You must be able to resonate with people’s needs, problems, issues, successes, etc. The way to do this is to tell stories with your photos. It took me a while to catch on to this. I used to post pictures of things unrelated to my niche. Like it was my personal account. But I realized I had to take a different approach when it came to my business.

Yes, you want to build a relationship with your audience by sharing your life experiences. But the thing is you want them to take a specific action. You want them to either buy your product or subscribe to your email list. So it’s very important that you tell a story that puts them in in a state of mind that they want to take action or build a relationship with you. Random pictures just don’t do that.

Depending on your niche will depend on what content you put out there in your pictures. For example, you can post pictures with motivational type messages and this way here they could be more motivated to take action. When you are starting your Instagram business you have to be able to strategically post pictures that will

  • Introduce them to your business
  • Build awareness
  • Build trust
  • Put them in a state of mind to take action

By doing this you will take your marketing career to the next level. Once your audience becomes familiar with you, they will be more ready to take action.

Instagram is not like other platforms where you have a business element that is prominent and obvious, where you are actively looking for new business. When you’re scrolling through Instagram you looking at just pictures and when you’re scrolling through pictures you’re not necessarily looking like buy something. You are merely scrolling through pictures. So you have to understand the state of mind of someone who’s scrolling through these pictures on Instagram. They are not necessarily looking for a specific product or service, they are looking to be entertained so you should not bombard them with sales pitch after sales pitch. That is not the right way to grow your business on Instagram.

The best way is to first resonate with them. What I mean by resonate is you need to make them feel like they have something in common with you. So display the lifestyle of your business and personal life as it relates to the lifestyle of a digital marketer. Show pictures of what you do as a digital marketer, your office, your team, your screenshots. That way they could resonate with something that will inspire them to be like you. To have what you have. Every now and then you could show off your car or your house or your family but plug your business when doing it. Have them resonate with your business, personal lifestyle and even your community. The things that you do for fun on the side, even pictures of you and your team out having fun. Anything that will help them to resonate with something that you have posted in your Instagram pictures.

Some example will be:

  • Pictures of how you produce your product or service
  • Motivation pictures with motivational text overlaid.
  • Pictures that will put your audience in a state of mind to
    • take action
    • want to be like you
    • make them want to get started

This is where your links come in. You can put links to your site in your pictures and in the description area of your Instagram post. Recently Instagram has added an option at the bottom left-hand corner to make it easier for your audience to click and sign up. Making your audience more likely to take action and getting involved with your community. As a side note, Instagram is looking to leverage businesses more. So this is a great time to get involved with Instagram.

The point is you want to be able to tell a story in your pictures without coming across as spammy. Instead, come across as helping them out while you’re telling your story about your life and your business.

Stay In Your Lane – Don’t Be An Expert In Everything (Pinching Too Many Product Offers)

Talking point number two. Stay in your lane guys. Don’t be a jack of all trades and try to be an expert at everything. Stay in your niche. Yes you can post random pictures outside of your niche but you don’t want to come across as being an expert when you are not. For example, you could post a random picture about your car but you don’t want to come across as a car expert. You can post things on the peripheral of your Niche but don’t go far outside of your niche. You want to be your audience’s go-to guy to solve their problems.

For example, when people see a picture of me they can count on seeing a post about digital marketing. So my audience knows that when they have a need for online marketing, they can come to me. They don’t want to see me rebuilding a car or seeing a random picture other than digital marketing. Every blue moon you can post a random picture but that is all.

What this does is give your audience the feeling that you are always putting them first. You will always come across as providing value to your audience. Being aware of your audience’s needs so they will come to you to solve their problems. The ratio could be 10 to 1, for every 10 times you post pictures in your niche you should post one random picture outside of your niche. But even with that random one, you can give a little bit more content to that picture in relation to your niche. For example, you could say hey I’m taking a break from marketing, chilling out. You still mentioned in your Niche by it’s putting that picture into context. That goes along with telling that story where you actually have down times outside of your niche.

I cover this more in my seventh step digital marketing guide. The link is below. I am giving that away for free for a while so get it while it’s still free. There is a lot of good information in there.

Don’t Hard Hard Sell In Every Post.

Last but not least my third talking point is don’t hard sell on each and every post. Being part of a digital marketing community like Instagram puts you in a position to see that the hard sell doesn’t work. Me being a digital marketer I like to sit back and observe other people and how they do their strategies. When it comes to digital marketing on Instagram I cannot imagine anyone subscribing to someone who’s constantly pitching them.
These marketers wonder why they are not succeeding.

You do not want to come across as a hard sell used car salesman who is just going to sell you on anything and everything that he has in inventory. Going back to an earlier point I made, you need to consider your audience’s problem and offer them the solution first before selling them anything.

The used car salesman type marketing and the old style sales books out there that push the hard sell DO NOT WORK in today’s online world and especially on Instagram. Guys we are in 2019 whenever you overpitch you rub people the wrong way, you make them feel uncomfortable and you don’t want to do that. Years ago where people didn’t have many options where they were not up on things, people didn’t have options, people weren’t knowledgeable about products. You could get away with the hard sell because they didn’t have the knowledge to challenge you and there wasn’t a lot of other choices so they would settle for what they could get at the moment. But it’s not like that today. In 2019 people can Google search what they are looking for and get information on products instantly and they have many places to buy form.

Bottom line is your audience already has an idea of what they want, so the last thing you want to do is try to pitch them on something unrelated to what they have in mind. That’s why it’s so important to understand your audience’s needs and issues. That’s why it’s so important to ask your audience what they want and what they need.

I can talk about this subject all day but like I said before I want to gear my content around the problems you are having or were you stuck at and how you want to make money and strategize based off of that specifically for Instagram.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or problems you are having on Instagram, start a conversation below in the comment section. I am focused on taking your life, your career, your business to the next level. I go into this in more detail in my 7 step guide giving you a lot of insight about how to take your career to the next level.

See you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod

How to Earn Money from Home with Internet Marketing

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Whats up marketers and entrepreneurs rod checking in here wanting to bring you guys another article. Today we’re going to talk about making money from home with internet marketing. I see a lot of videos online about making money from home and there’s a lot of scheming going on but I just want to give you guys a straightforward way to make money from home. I am at home now and I am making money so I feel like I’m qualified enough to at least give you some advice on making your first $100 a day or even more. I want to give you guys some tips and tricks to get you started.

Guys if you don’t know who I am my name is Rod Robinson and I’m a digital marketing consultant for Digilink Marketing and I have helped students and business owners take their career and their money to the next level. If you like what you hear today even if you just want to check things out I have some goodies at the end of this article to get you started. You can also join the community and really start making money with digital marketing.

Have A Dedicated Space For Work Only, And It Should Always Be Ready For Work

So that being said guys so let’s start talking about making money from home. A lot of you guys have to start treating your side hustle or your job as a legitimate source of income as a business. If you want to make serious money you have to take it seriously. If you’re at home it’s so important that you section off areas of your house dedicated specifically for making money specifically for your business. There’s a lot of reasons why you should do this, one because of taxes and legal reasons and another is just a state of mind. If you want to be productive, you got to put yourself in the zone. A lot of advanced marketers and entrepreneurs agree. You have to get in that zone when you start making money and taking your skills and crafts to the next level.

I got a few points I want to make but first I want to know what you guys have been struggling with regarding making money from home with internet marketing. This way I can start gearing my content toward what my audience wants. So go ahead and write your comments below about your experience with digital marketing; your successes or failures or what problems have you been having. I will then do some content specifically about what you guys want and give you customized content.

So now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. The first point I want to give you is you have to start treating your business as a business. The problem is when you’re at home you may think you can just sit and put your feet up and be lazy at the house. You have to stop and take it seriously because you’re not going to make any money, your kids are going to destroy everything because you don’t take your work area seriously. Even if you have an apartment you need to set up a specific place to run your business. Even if its just a room or just segment a room but you must say hey this is where I take care of business. Always have it cleaned and ready to go.

Optimize Your Home Workspace For Content Creation.

In my office I have my lighting and camera ready to go as soon as I sit down and start to make a new video. I could just pop on these lights and record videos immediately. It’s important that you guys do this too because you have to eliminate any obstacles, things that can go wrong. If you don’t get it set up it’s going to affect your productivity. you are in a much better position when you can just come in sit down and turn on the camera and start recording and all you have to do is upload it from there. Getting your office set up should be a no brainer. Because creating the content is the most important part and you should not have any obstacles to creating your content.

So, you got your office area set up now you have to keep it clean and ready to work. Keep your camera ready, make sure you could shoot content at a moments notice. That brings us to the next point I want to make. You’re going to have to create content whether it be a service page, ads whatever. You’re going to be creating a lot of content to make money from home if you’re going to start a website if you’re going to start a YouTube channel you going to do anything on Facebook anything you do online starts and ends with content. Your blog, service pages, your email list, your squeeze pages, this stuff requires content. Content is king even at home and the key thing is you want to structure yourself so that once you sit down you are in that content creation zone.

I want to get you in that zone to create content for everything that is involved in your business. Your audience comes to you because of your content so your content is going to be the cornerstone of whatever you do even from home. So gear your home office area to facilitate content creation.

You have to have a smooth workflow when creating content at home. That is why it is so important to have a clean designated area specifically for your business. Evan if you have a large closet, anything with heat and air, will work. If that is the only option you have, go with that until you can make enough money to expand.

Promote Your Content As You Would In Your Normal Job – Take Your Home Office Seriously

ok, so you got your online workplace segmented off at home, you got your niche, you know your brand, your audience, your messaging, you create your content, articles, videos, or podcasts. Now you have to promote and sell your products or services affiliate or otherwise. You will have problems if you do this backward. Most people start promoting and selling, this is not going to work in the long run. Promoting products and services, drop shipping, affiliate marketing is the last thing you do. I get into more detail in my seven-step guide below.

So, guys, you want to make sure that you promote to your audience effectively. This is why picking your niche is so important when you are an authority on your subject you have an intimate knowledge of your audience. Just don’t just promote blindly to everybody coming across as a used car salesman. You should know your subject and by extension your audience. That includes the demographics of your audience. Besides age, sex, and location this includes what they like, what they don’t like, when they come on the internet and where what are their problems and what are the solutions. In addition, you need to know what your competitors are doing with their audience so that you know what differentiates yourself from them. Knowing who your target audience is and who likes to buy your product and or services and what stage of the buying process they’re in this is where you’ve got to be laser-focused. Mastering this is what separates the men from the boys.

When you do this, people are going to trust you because they know hey this guy’s is not a fly by night trying to sell me something. You will stand out from the digital marketers who only want to sell. Your audience is going to be curious you’re not trying to only sell them something. Based on people who are curious about your product they know you sell something but you’re not trying to sell to them, that’s beside the point.

Being laser-focused in knowing who your audience is and not overselling to them, having your products, knowing you got the experience and confidence, that your product sells itself. You can do this from home. Then you could put processes in place to scale so you don’t have to work as hard.

I know I went on a tangent there but the point is you can make money with digital/online marketing from home but you have to treat it like a business you have to be serious about it. You can’t just willy-nilly decide you’re going to work from home and wing it like 90% of the businesses that fail over time. But when you take your home based business seriously and follow the steps I outlined above. With the mindset of commitment you will win.

So guy if you like the information I put here or have questions or have issues you have been dealing with in your digital marketing career go ahead and comment below and tell me what your experience has been working from home. Do you like to work from home? What are some of the things keeping you from working at home?

So, guys, I go into much more detail in my courses so go ahead and get on my mailing list by getting your copy of my 7 step freelancers guide to digital marketing below. I’m going to start prioritizing engagement and I want you guys to start engaging with my community more. Right now I’m in the process of putting out a lot of content and refining my message and I want to make sure I listen to your questions and concerns. So, your feedback is important to me. I want to customize the content to your needs. I’m going to have a consultation page where you can do this but right now we’re doing it in the comments or going to my contact form. Like and subscribe to the content and I’ll see you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod

How to Make Money on Clickbank in 2019 ($100 Per Day!)

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What’s up marketers in entrepreneurs, Rod checking in bringing you guys an article on ClickBank today. I want to give you guys something specifically for 2019. I want to give you some tips on how to make that first $100 a day by taking your skills, your jobs and your business to the next level. ClickBank is an online site that has a lot of affiliate marketing offers. It gives you an opportunity to make money without having your own products. All of their products are the digital niche type and you have a wide variety of products. All of the poeple selling products on Clickbank are offering you an opportunity to promote their products to your audience and make money doing it.

A lot of the ClickBank content doesn’t give you specifics. So I want to go as deep as possible without making this article too long. I’ve got a few tips for you today.

Pick Offers That Match Your Content & Message

The first tip is pick affiliate offers that match your content, skills, knowledge, and message. I see this all the time people just want to promote products that have the highest payout. This is not the best strategy. You’re going to come across as a sell-out. I don’t care how good you shine it up but everybody knows if you go to ClickBank right now when you sort the offers and you sort by price, that’s what most people are promoting. Just the sheer fact that you’re not going to be promoting the highest price offers is going to set you apart from the competition. You want your audience to know you’re not in it just for the money. You’re here to help your customer, client or prospect. There are other options out there that can personally make you more money but you should not push that down their throat. That’s less money in my pocket in the short-term but that’s okay because I know the life value of that client is going to be larger in the long-term. If you do this you’re going to position yourself for success.

Not pushing high affiliate commission products is going to set you apart because not everybody is going to be promoting the lowest commissions products. I’m not going to say the lowest price but something that makes sense for your content and audience. Pick multiple offers that make sense. We want to create a stack of offers so over time once we create content, we got a content marketing strategy going on any platform.

Pick Multiple offers that you can Promote In Sequence

So pick a niche and you stick with it because once it makes sense for you and your audience and they see your content time and time again your affiliate offers are going to make sense for them. This way you don’t have to force the highest price ClickBank offer down their throat. Instead, promote more of the offers in sequence that make sense for your content.

The point I’m trying to make is creating value, solve problems and create relationships and then place your affiliate offers where it makes sense. Don’t come across too heavy, it’s got to naturally make sense, and that’s going to make the difference.

Don’t Base Decision Only On Price.

Another tip. I see online where there’s a lot of digital marketers who promote the same products. The reason is simply that those products are the highest paying affiliate offers. For example, a lot of people promote Bluehost because quite frankly Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income posted income statements of his Bluehost commission. He made over six figures a year promoting Bluehost. Now everyone is promoting Blue host. The problem is Pat got in early and now Bluehost lowered changed their affiliate commission rate and not only that do you really want to force people to change hosting platforms just so you can make an affiliate commission?

Just focus on your content and related products and make money without having that headache of moving people to different platforms. Besides all the platforms are relatively the same anyway. At least all the top hosting platforms are relatively in the same boat so you’re not going to be giving a ton of advantages by switching web host companies.

I go into more detail on Clickbank in my 7 step freelance guide to digital marketing. So go ahead and click on the button below to get your copy.

Please comment on this article. Let me know how you make money on Clickbank, tell me what’s going on with your ClickBank strategy. I will continue to add more articles, comment on any suggestions you would like me to write about. Subscribe to the content and if you have any additional questions go ahead and post them in the comments below. Also, go ahead and let me know which social media platforms you prefer. I’ll make sure I bring you my content to those other social media platforms as well.

Peace,

Rod Robinson

How To Create Passive Income

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What’s up marketers and entrepreneurs, Rod checking in with a new article. Today we’re going to talk about passive income and how to make it with online marketing. A lot of you guys want to figure out how to take your income to the next level and make that passive income so that you can make money in your sleep. I want to give you guys three ways on how you can actually start your passive income and actually get you started. I want to make sure you guys are aware of all the options.

Have Your Primary Income In Order (Jobs , Skills & Knowledge)

A lot of times people want to set up their passive income but they don’t even have their primary income right. You have to get your primary income in place so that you can leverage that in the creation of your passive income. Yes, there’s going to be a point in the future where you can primarily focus on your passive income but right now especially for the beginner or student who are trying to take their career to the next level. Early in your career, it’s so important that you have your active income in order. The money you make from your active income will feed your passive income and you need to invest in your passive income as early in life as possible. Make sure your skills, knowledge and niche is in order. Niche down do a specific skill set and industry where you can be an influencer. It’s so important that you position yourself as an authority and that way you can have other income options in the future.

A lot of people think hey you don’t have to have any money to start passive income but that’s a lot of bull guys. You’re going to have to have some active income or some kind of income. It doesn’t have to be active but you’re going to have to have some kind of income to really feed and ignite your passive income to the point where it can make you some significant income.

Start Creating Content Online

That being said guys let’s get started on that point number two, creating content. I always harp on how content is King. These days online marketing is hard. To just put out ads and sell somebody on the product is a waste. Yes you’re going to have exceptions where they are in an emergency so they just going to pick the first option that’s available to them and buy but that’s only about 1 to 2% of your audience. What about the other 98% of your audience. Content is going to build relationships with those other 98%. As you create the content, create the videos and put it online you don’t necessarily have to be there selling. Your content is going to sell itself for you. That’s passive income. You don’t have to be there, your content is going to represent you. That is the cornerstone of passive income.

So in the beginning, you’re going to have to actively create content. But once your content gets into place, once you promote it, once it starts to get indexed by the search engines, once YouTube and social media start to push it, you’re going to start making money. You need to think long term when it comes to passive income. A lot of the time your older videos are the ones that make you the most money. Once your content has had time to be indexed and matured it’s going to put money in your pocket. Hence passive income. You have to leverage that content.

A lot of people think they can create passive income with no money and little effort and their content just sit in the background and do nothing. That’s laziness guys quit this BS. It’s time to look yourself in the mirror and say hey I need to start putting myself in a position to make more income. It’s so important that you do that. So let’s get the laziness out of the way.

I know a lot of people are attracted to this video because passive get rich quick income fits well with a lazy lifestyle. But just like everything else guys, there are times where you’re going to have to put the pedal to the metal and work hard.

Like And subscribe to the content guys I’m going to be promoting this a lot more and we’re going to help you guys really take things to the next level.

Your Premium Content (Courses & Sevices You Can Outsource)

Okay, so you got your primary income and your content in place. Now you want to really start igniting this passive income. So the next step is to start scaling. This is where you start leveraging your courses and outsourcing services. A lot of times you’re going to promote your content and you’re going to use ads or affiliate programs which can make you a ton of money depending on your niche but what is really going to take you to the next level is outsourcing. You are the brand, you’re the one selling the service but you don’t necessarily have to be the one to do the day today maintenance of content and website administration and marketing. You will have to oversee that process to a certain extent to make sure the quality control and messaging is good.

You want to get it to the point where you can take the things that’s in your mind and get it developed and put in digital format. That’s where outsourcing it to your team comes in. You will be leveraging technology and human resources. This is the ultimate way to make passive income.

This way you can make money as you sleep or traveling overseas. Whatever you want to do and wherever you want to go, you will still be make money in dollars in the United States.

You need to master this concept and get your head wrapped around it especially if you’re the nine to five type. Maybe you’ve been taught to work a job to get a certain result. But you can break out of that mindset and into a more entrepreneurial mindset which I liken it to the following analogy. When you plant an apple seed, you won’t get right away but over time you’re going to grow an apple tree and the apple tree is going to produce apples without you being there, Yes you had the water it from time to time but you don’t have to be there every single day to water that tree like you did at first. That’s the same with passive income. I would suggest you guys lay that foundation to put yourself in a position to win.

That’s the best way to make a passive income with online marketing. Obviously, there is more to it but I go into more detail inside my academy and my 7-step digital marked which puts you guys in a position to win. so guys so go ahead and leave comments, share your experiences, and be a part of our community here at Digilinkmarketing. We are in the process of building a team so why not become part of our team. This way we can help each other to be in a position to win. If you have any questions about digital marketing, affiliate marketing, online marketing or any online business go ahead and ask in the comment section below.

I go into more depth in my 7 step freelance guide below. It’s free so go ahead and click on the button below. I’ll see you in the next article.

Peace,

Rod Robinson

How To Make Money On Amazon : Best Tips for Beginners

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What’s up marketers in problem solvers, Rod checking in. Today we’re going to talk about how to make money with Amazon. I’m going to give you guys a step-by-step on how I actually got started. We always give you a general overview on each topic but when you want more detailed information check out my free 7th step freelance guide below.

Amazon is an e-commerce site where you can basically buy anything and everything online. If you think you have to have a product to actually make money on Amazon, think again. You don’t need to sell any product directly but what you can do is make money as an affiliate. That’s where I’m going with this article. That’s where I focus my efforts on this site, digital marketing. I want to put you guys in a position where you can still build a brand with Amazon and make money without having a product necessarily getting in the way of the terms and conditions at Amazon.

Amazon is in the businesses of making money for Amazon. They are only promoting Amazon branding. You need to know how to navigate this whole Amazon thing. If you try to insert your brand in Amazon and they will deactivate your account pretty fast. There are ways that you could promote your brand and really make money without necessarily having to do all the hard work to get started and affiliate marketing is the way to go.

Promote Affiliates Link on Niche WordPress Site

I got four points I want to cover today so let’s get started. I am a huge proponent of setting up a Words Press authority site in a tight niche. It could be a niche site, it could be as an authority site, it could be a local site, regardless of what kind of site it is as long as it’s branded. It could be a product or service and you can make money on Amazon via affiliate marketing.

Amazon has millions of products. Amazon has products that you ever see in a brick-and-mortar store. You can actually buy pretty much anything on Amazon. Obviously, it’s got to be legal and it’s got to fit the terms of services. Let me give you an example. If I create a photography website, I’m going to be teaching you a lot about photography equipment. How to set up your equipment, lighting, background, the camera, everything. All the equipment I’m telling you about, I provide my affiliate link to Amazon for that piece of equipment. You can promote Canon you can promote pretty much anything and everything in this way and make money from it. Obviously, the commission is based on what you promote but the idea is the same, you can make money without necessarily selling the camera or lighting. I don’t have to have any knowledge of how to sell that stuff. I could just promote their products and they’ll give me a piece of the pie. The advantage of this vs selling your products directly is when you send traffic to Amazon it doesn’t matter what they buy you still make a commission whereas if you are only selling products if they don’t buy your particular product then you don’t make a sale.

Amazon is not the only place that does this JVzoo ClickBank, Walmart, Target, all the retailers have affiliate programs. Today we’re only going to focus on Amazon. But if you have a specific of affiliate program you want me to talk about, put a request in the comments section below and I’ll cover it for you guys in another article.

So go ahead and set up your niche authority WordPress website, local site whatever a kind of website you have depending on the specific content your focusing. But do not be too general, a niche site is going to resonate much more with your audience and in the long run, you’re going to make more money.

Promote Affiliates Link on YouTube Channel

This is the best way to make money on Amazon and the concept is the same for a YouTube channel. As you talk about a specific product you put links to that product in the description box or in the overlay cards and say go check out that camera or lighting equipment and you can make money that way too.

Promote Amazon Affiliates Link on Email List

An email list is another way you guy’s can make money with affiliate marketing. You send out a ton of emails to your subscribers, tell them to go to your website and then they click on Amazon affiliate links that way. But the end result is the same. you can get to make money on Amazon via your email list.

Indirect promotion via social media channel

Last but not least social media platforms. I’m kind of lukewarm on Facebook. Depending on what area of Facebook, if you’re working with pay to advertise, it’s going to be hard to work with affiliate links on Facebook. I don’t want you to go that route but what I want you to do is build your email list with YouTube and then you can promote affiliate marketing products via your email list this way, you get the best of both worlds. You can get traffic to your site from your social media accounts. Or you can get traffic to your youtube video from your social media accounts. Forums work that way too.

The main idea is to focus on ways that you can build your brand, your relationship with customers directly on your website first. Then monetize it with Amazon affiliate marketing.

Let me know your experience with Amazon affiliate marketing in the comment section below. I’m creating new courses every day so that we can really put you in a position to win. When we have a community with the same issues that are also going to put us all in a position to win. If you guys have additional questions or comments let me know in the comment section below.

My 7th step guide goes into more detail and will take your digital marketing skills to the next level. Also if you want to do freelance or you want to start an agency or business we have you covered as well. So go ahead and clink on the link below, it’s free. I’ll see you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod

Start Affiliate Marketing with Youtube for Beginners – Step By Step!

What’s up marketers in problem solvers, Rod here checking in wanting to bring you article today. We’re going to talk about affiliate marketing and how we can make you guys money with YouTube. A lot of you guys got YouTube channels or you’re interested in making videos. You’re trying to leverage your affiliate marketing with Youtube and I want to give you guys some tips to get started. But before I do I want to say that I assume you have your foundation in place: Niche, knowledge & experience solving problems.

Find The Offers For your Youtube Channel.

First of all, I want to give you guys two tips about affiliate marketing. For beginners I want you to have your niche nailed down. Why? because you have to know something about a particular industry. You have to have experience solving problems in a particular niche. Because what we’re going to do on YouTubes build relationships via video and if you don’t have some knowledge about the niche your creating content in, it’s going to be hard your to offer your audience the product or service on the other side of your affiliate marketing links. If you don’t come across as being articulate or knowledgeable about what you’re doing you will be wasting your time. I want to help you save time by giving you guys the know how to invest in affiliate marketing. If you very little knowledge or experience about a niche you want to get into then you need to learn about it. The good thing is you don’t have to be an expert. You just have to know a little bit more than your audience so that you can provide them insight and ideas.

Being in affiliate marketing you are familiar with Amazon and ClickBank offers. I want to give you guys some insight. When your building relationships with people on You Tube, you have the option to put links in the description box below the video and all around the channel. The best way you are going to get people to click on these links is to provide value and encourage them to go to the description box. When you first start promoting your affiliate links on YouTube, you have to match the offer with the content. I can’t tell you guys how many times you find wrong offers on a Channel. If your fitness channel, you don’t need to be selling dog food. I see time and time again where people make these mistakes. You don’t want to oversell your audience on stuff that does not make sense. It’s okay to offer things that make sense for your messaging and channel. But it doesn’t make sense to overdo it because you come across as a sell-out. It’s okay if you don’t have a lot of content at first because you’re going to get more knowledgeable because as time goes on you are going to be able to provide more content and therefore more offers. So you need to keep this in mind.

Leverage Your Description & Video Link For Your Affiliate Offers

Number two leverage the description box more. YouTube lets you directly link to affiliate offers. Not so with Facebook unless it’s a trusted site. Youtube is a little bit more forgiving about it, they’re tightening it up but it’s still pretty good compared other platforms. You have a description box so use it. You can put however many links you want to have in there but don’t overdo it. You can do the same thing in other places on your YouTube channel. It’s important to leverage those places with affiliate links but remember to put a lot of good content in there other than your offers. You can also put Bitly in there so that you could track your links as well.

Also, if you are thinking about promoting ClickBank or JV Zoo offers, YouTube tends to allow them but I advise you to put them on your website first. Those affiliate links tend to change and when they do you have to go and change all the links on the videos. Unless it points to your website first. This way even when you have to change the links on your website at least they are coming to your website instead of getting a broken link. You have more control over how you direct your YouTube traffic.

At least YouTube still allows you to put affiliate links, a lot of platforms don’t allow you to do that anymore. You’re going to find out that a lot of platforms do not allow you to put affiliate offers on their platform because in the past you had too many get rich quick schemes, Black hat marketing tricks and email spam to promote affiliate links. All these black hat SEO and marketing tricks rubbed these platforms the wrong way. In 2019 they’re kind of lightening up this a little bit but still there a stigma out there about affiliate links and how they are scamming people. Affiliate marketing got a bad rap but I’m going to show you how to Market your affiliate links the right way. I’m going to show you the strategies you need to have in place that’s going to set you apart from the get-rich-quick, fly-by-night marketers and really put you in a position to win.

Have A Sequence Of Offers Based On Video Topics & Categories

The last tip I am going to give you is sequencing. It’s okay to go out and find different affiliate links and different offers but you need to put them where it makes sense. For example, you’re helping somebody build a studio full of audio equipment. Don’t do a video where you put a ton of affiliate links up front. Instead create a step by step video playlist to show how do you create soundproofing on a wall, how do you do lighting and how do you do audio. This way not only are you able to offer more affiliate links but it makes sense in the process. Don’t just have a wall full of links on every video that’s not specific to that video, it doesn’t make sense. A lot of YouTubers do that. I’ve been guilty of that in the past myself. I am learning that having a sequence that way if a customer or a visitor is looking at this YouTube video when they go down to the description box there’s new relevant information and it’s not the same old stale thing that’s something. I’m currently working on this and I suggest you guys do the same thing. You’ll make a ton more money put you in a position to win.

Guys as you already know I always try to get you guys in a position to win with affiliate marketing. I like affiliate marketing as a secondary option and use my own info products as my primary option. So I offer secondary affiliate links where it makes sense. I don’t want to oversell you on that but a lot of people like to use it as a primary option to make money so I’m going to make sure I provide that information. The main thing is to have multiple options, don’t put all your eggs in one affiliate marketing basket. Because once you start making a lot of money and depending on that, the merchant changes the rules. You see it with Apple, Amazon and with all the third-party merchants. They have these amazing affiliate programs at the beginning and can make a ton of money, you create your marketing strategy, website messaging all around those affiliate links but they’re going directly to the merchant who promotes their other products and services without you getting those commissions. At the end of the day, they just snatch those original customers away from you and you haven’t built your own brand.

So I am a huge fan of building your own brand first and then offer the affiliate links as a solution. That way they come to you the next time they have a problem in that area and you can offer them different affiliate links. A lot of people have a problem with that but I find that’s the best long-term strategy that’ll keep you in business so you can build a great agency or a great business in a way that you don’t necessarily have to do the day to day operations.

Be a problem solver so you can point them to the solution and as long as it works they’re going to keep coming back to you.

Like, comment and subscribe to my articles, I want to continue to help you guys really put yourself in the position to win. I am going to be providing you more affiliate marketing content, more YouTube and social media marketing tips and I want to help you guys really take your business to the next level. If you have questions, strike up a conversation in the comment section and get my free 7 step guide below.

Best Way To Make Money Online with Google as a Broke Beginner

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What’s up marketers and problem solver Rod here wanting to bring you guys another article today. I want to talk about how to make money with Google even as a broke entrepreneur or broke student or broke anything. We’re going to really put you guys in a position so that you can make money so you not going to be broke. I have just four points that I’m going to go over today. Google is a great platform because it has a ton of traffic and a ton of opportunity. I want to give you guys some real-world strategies so that you can make money and not be broke anymore. Even if you are broke now you can actually start these strategies and get your site started.

First, let me give you a few prerequisites. Before applying these strategies I am about to give you, please have a business idea, knowledge of a specific industry and how to solve specific problems in that industry. These strategies are going to be hard for you to implement if you don’t have these prerequisites. Only because you have to create specific content to showcase your knowledge and be able to help people. I have a 7 step guide below to help you pick your Niche and help you get those prerequisites down. The link to my 7 step guide is below. It is a digital marketing/affiliate marketing/freelance career guide. It’s free right now so go ahead and click on the link below so that you guys can take advantage of my free guides while they’re there free.

You have to have that Niche and how to solve problems down pat. Then you’ll be good to go. But you may think hey I don’t have knowledge in anything but if you think about it, a lot of you guys are really techie, maybe you have experience with cell phones, cameras, video equipment, or computers. That’s information that people want to know about online and if that’s a niche that you’re interested in, you can really help people solve problems. So pick a specific niche, it may be a small niche but it’s okay you’re going to make a ton of money this way. You don’t have to have a lot of people come into your website in order to make money .

Create a WordPress Site

The next step is to have a WordPress site I would prefer you have a paid WordPress site where you go to GoDaddy or Bluehost to set up a domain name and hosting. If you prefer to go the free route because your broke, then there is the free WordPress.com site that I recommend. It’s going to have ads, it’s not going to be streamlined like the paid route but it’s a way to get started. BUT I don’t want you to be on free platform long, it’s just a stepping stone to get you guys started. The minute you start making money you want to start to migrate your website to a proper domain name and hosting.

Once you start your platform on wordpress.com up, that is going to be your location where you can actually start making money on Google. You can start making money on Google with ads pretty fast on because
Words Press is a trusted site. Google is going to allow you to put ads on your site and be able to make money. It’s going to be limited and you’re not going to be able to do a lot with it but it gets you in the door. While you have a job, go ahead and save you a little money. When you are ready, then migrate to your own domain.

Once Google can index your content, they will be able to provide ads to your particular visitors. Once you have your ads going, you can add some affiliate links, and after that, you can add your own products.

Start Writing SEO Friendly Articles On Your Website

The next tip we’re going to give you is you must write seo-friendly articles. Google finds you by text that you write. You need to take this into consideration. Write your titles and metadata with this in mind also. I go into more depth with this in my 7 step guide. You may think hey I don’t have the knowledge to get ranked high but you’d be surprised if you provide a really thorough article that solves people’s problems it will resonate with Google. Because there’s a ton of generic content out there so it is easy to rank above that when you have your niche down.


Once you get to this point you really need to have your own domain name (yourname.com), web hosting, and branding. And then you can be the consultant for that particular industry and you can make a ton of money. You with your own personal brand and expand to your business brand so you always had that level of flexibility. It’ll work for you now at the beginning and it will work for you when you expand into the intermediate and advanced stages.

Start Promoting Your Content

ok, so you have your WordPress site setup, you have your SEO content you have your articles, you have your images. Now you want to promote it. This is where you actually go to social media to promote it. You have a lot of options and a lot of them are free. I prefer the paid options because its targeted and faster but when you’re just getting started it’s best to go with social media. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the primary ways to get a lot of organic traffic. Forums help too. Quora is one also good and one of my favorites. I love Quora because you can get ideas about content, engage with people who have the problem that you’re trying to solve and you can easily turn these people into customers. People on Quora actively in the mindset of trying to find solutions to a problem. Make it your business to stand out as an expert. That’s money in the bank for you.

Don’t be affraid, jump right on in and start promoting yourself. Promote your business. A lot of artists and a lot of content creators say hey I can just create the content or the video or the pictures and the people will come. A lot of times that works depending on how good your content is but in a lot of cases you have to promote this content in order for it to work.

So, guys, I want you to promote your content, especially at the beginning. In my 7 step guide below I tell you how to promote your stuff too.

Engage With Your Audience

Last but not least you need to engage with your audience. I am still working on this myself. A lot of times I get wrapped up into creating the content and trying to monetize the content that I forget about my audience. Engaging directly with your audience builds a long-term audience. Google loves engagements because engagement keeps people on your website and on Google longer. Google has more opportunities for you to see those ads on your site and of course your affiliate links too. As long as you’re engaging people on your platform Google will love you. This can really put yourself in the position to win.

I cover all this and more in my 7-step freelance guide below. So go ahead and check it out, it’s free and it will take you to the next level. Go ahead and start a conversation with me in the comments. I’ll see you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod Robinson

3 Steps to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing And Earn $100 a Day

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What’s up entrepreneurs and problem solvers? I got another good question from the community: how to actually make $100 a day with affiliate marketing. Making $100 a day with affiliate marketing is a great way to take your digital marketing career to the next level. I am going to provide 3 tips to do just that. In 2019 you really have to up your game to compete in affiliate marketing.

Have A Central Location For A Website

My first tip is to have a central platform location to distribute your content. Nobody’s making money online if they don’t have a central location to put your content. A perfect example is a website, which I prefer. If your on a budget you could use a YouTube channel. A lot of people make a ton of money with just a YouTube channel. A Tumblr site is another great way to go. Then there is Facebook. Having a Facebook page has its advantages but has its downfalls too. The best way to get started with no money out of pocket is WordPress. But these are just stopgap measures until you get your own website.

Regardless of which platform you pick you’re going to need a place to put your content and your related affiliate links. Once you start making money, I highly recommend you register your name as a domain name and get your own website. Like robrobertson.com and build an affiliate website around your name. Then point all your Youtube, Facebook and Tumblr traffic to that domain. But the main thing is you need to create some good content.

Pick The Right Niche

The next thing before you start monetizing that content is to pick the right Niche. It’s so important that you work with a specific Niche, with a specific audience. That’s going to dictate your level motivation, your content and your affiliate links. The worst thing you could do is be all over the place when it comes to picking a niche. I’m not saying there is something wrong with a general website like Walmart or an Amazon or anything like that but trust me you’re going to put more money and more effort getting that off the ground. But when you start off with a specific Niche you will be more confident putting your name on it. You can start your niche with a more generic name but you want to have that affiliate site set up so that you have specific links and a specific email list. So when you send your offers out to your people to visit your site everybody’s on the same page. It makes management a whole lot easier too. You can make way more money that way and you ‘ll be good to go. If you promote books one week and dog food the next your going to confuse your audience. So keep that in mind when you’re picking your affiliate links.

Provide Value Before You Sell To Visitors

The third tip I want to give you today is that your valuable content must come first. Before you get that first sale you have to draw in your audience. A lot of people starting out in affiliate marketing and push their links right away. This is not the right approach. I’m not going to say it doesn’t work, but out of a hundred people, you might get one or two sales. But you’re losing the other 98 people. Do you think those other 98 are going to come back and look at your content again? No, that’s why your number one goal after creating your platform is to provide value. You have to get that content right. This is what people what to be engaged in, consuming your content. After a while, people are going to say to themselves Rods of a great guy and I like some of his free content, I’m going to buy something from him, support his YouTube channel. This will improve your career or put more money in your pocket. Either way, you’re going to put yourself ahead of the pack and put yourself in a position to be an authority on the subject.

I hope this article was helpful to you and if it was please share it with your friends and come back often because I write new digital marketing articles every single week. If you have a request on a specific subject, make sure you leave it in the comments below. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you guys next time.

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you get more money in your pocket, putting yourself in the position where your life is going to be great and you’re going to be winning. Peace out.

3 Secrets About Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners

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What’s up marketers in problem solvers. Rod here checking in. I wanted to bring you guys another video today and we going to talk about how to stop using affiliate marketing programs the wrong way. I want to explain first what this video is about. Yes, you can make money marketing affiliate programs. Yes, it’s a core component of what I do as a digital marketer. Yes, you can scale affiliate marketing campaigns out but you need to know the cons of all this. I learned this the hard way where you spend a lot of time setting up your affiliate links but you are not in control of it.

You Don’t Have Control Of Affiliate Marketing Programs

You see it with apple and other marketing programs and it’s going to happen with Amazon where they are in complete control of their affiliate marketing program. You don’t have a contract with them, they don’t have to tell you anything, you’re building your entire business, your entire campaign, everything around these Affiliates and they can pull that stuff from under you overnight without telling you anything. They can reduce your Commission, change the structure, cancel it altogether and you’re stuck with all this unnecessary baggage. No customer list or anything.

Another thing to keep in mind is there are so many different affiliate marketing strategies out there. You need to take into consideration the people selling those affiliate marketing strategies are probably making more money on that then they are making with affiliate commissions. I want to be straight up with you guys and let you know what the concerns are about affiliate marketing.

You Need To Start An Email List

The first thing I suggest you guys do is to start your own email list. Yes, email list! I’m going to cover a lot of stuff in this video but I can’t cover it all so what I’m going to do is put some links in the description box for courses and free guides so go ahead and jump on it while supplies last. Links are in the description below.

So let’s talk about the dangers of affiliate marketing. You see it time and time again either they do scary stuff like mlms or they change things up so you have no control of those affiliate marketing leads. By having your email list, it puts you in control.

Start Branding Yourself

Build your brand, your influence because it puts you in control. In this day and age on the internet, if you talk about becoming a freelance marketer working from home, you do not want one source controlling your income. It’s worth it having a job because at least with that job you get to talk to the HR people, you have an understanding, you have protections. But if your using just one affiliate program without at least building an email list that is you set your self up for failure. I see it time and time again, affiliate marketers build a program up, they start making thousands of dollars of livelihood, quit their jobs, start traveling, start depending on the money and then the affiliate pulls the rug from under him. Now they lost everything. They’re getting divorced, the kids don’t like them, Christmas is ruined so guys it’s so important that you don’t get caught. Unfortunately, some people are going to get caught. You’re going to be hearing this story and I’m going to refer them to this link on this video. I will tell them exactly what’s going to happen.

Start Your Email List Even If You Don’t Have A Product

I told you guys the problem now let’s talk about the solution. First things first, start your email list even if you don’t have a product, start your email list. Go out and offer people a free guide and offer them something of value so they get on your email list. Once they get on the email list, two things happen they know who you are, you provide the initial value, it’s free, you don’t charge for everything. The key is to get them on the email list, once you get them on the email list then you could start offering affiliate programs. Pick a niche, whatever you feel like you want to do, that you’re good at. But whatever you do, do not send people directly to an affiliate link before getting their email address. You’ll get the commission but they’ll make all the money on the back end. The key is you want to control, control, control. You need to protect yourself.

All In All

I’m going to keep it at that. If you like it, subscribe to my channel because I am putting out a lot of good content and courses but I have limited it to 3,000 students. So guys go ahead and occupy your seat so you are good to go. Also, let me know your affiliate marketing experience, the pros, and the cons, how you like it how you don’t like it. Start the conversation below. See you guys at the next video piece