How To Make Your First $1000 As An Affiliate (Part 2)

Note: This is Part 2 of a series on How To Make Your First $1000 As An Affiliate.  Part 1 can be found here

So in the last post, I gave you a bunch of HIGH converting keywords that you should write articles about.

In response to that post, I got a lot of emails and comments with people trying to make this more complicated than it needs to be.  Here is what you need to be doing…

  • Write 5 or more articles/blog posts per day for high converting keywords.  Insert your affiliate links for a converting product into your articles as many times as you can, and have a good call to action at the end.

That’s really the base of what you’re doing.  This is brain dead simple, but it works because most people are too damn lazy to do it.  They’d rather play on Facebook, post on forums and read blogs all day then actually do any work.

Now the second part of this is that you need to continue writing 5+ articles per day (should take about 20-30 minutes each) and also start focusing on your link building for each of those articles.

There’s a few ways you’ll want to do this…

1. Build back links through social media accounts, press releases and article writing

2.  Inter-link between your articles, blog posts, squidoo lenses etc…

3. Paid links (optional)

So let’s discuss how to do each of these…

Building Backlinks Through Social Media

I’m not a huge fan of using social media for links, but for article marketing it works pretty well.

So let’s say you followed the keyword articles I wrote in the first post.  You have 6-8 articles already written.  Now its time to get them ranked.

What you’ll want to do is setup an account on Digg, Twitter, Delicious and StumbleUpon.  You’re going to use these accounts to build a link to each article you write.  If you can, make sure you use some of your keywords when you submit to these sites.  So for example when submitting to StumbleUpon, you would use the keywords you used in your article.

So if you want to rank for “31 Day Fat Loss Cure Review” then simply use those keywords when submitting to social media sites.  Now along with the social media sites, you need to make sure you are grabbing links through a few other sources.  Social media alone is not going to help you rank.

Building Links With Your Own Articles

Once you have 10+ more articles written, make sure you start to inter-link between your articles.  So if you went after the keywords I suggested, then your article on “31 Day Fat Loss Cure Review” will have 3-4 of YOUR affiliate links in it, but you’ll also link within it to one of your other articles such as  your “31 Day Fat Loss Cure Scam” keyworded article.

Now heres a tip…

Make sure when you link to your other articles that it’s not in your call to action at the end of the article.  You want your call to action to drive them to the affiliate offer.

Now when you link to the other articles, make sure you use the keywords you want to rank for.  For example…

“Now, I know one of the big questions most people have might be… is The 31 Day Fat Loss Cure a Scam (link the bolded part to your article)”

Make sure you use the keywords you want to rank for – Don’t use something generic like “click here” or “go here” that’s not going to help with your SEO rankings.

Now the last link building strategy is optional, but works very well to help boost your articles or posts that you want to bump up a few more spots in the search engines.

Under The Radar Paid Links To Bump Your Rankings…

I currently don’t do much SEO so I don’t use paid links right now.  However, I have used them in the past for my old sites and they worked very well to take me from the bottom of page one in search rankings to the top of page one.

Here’s a few of the strategies that you should try out once you are making $30+ per day.

  • Buy direct links from blog posts

This works very well for a few reasons.  If you find a blog on fitness, and you’d like to buy 1 single link from a specific blog post, then simply contact the blog owner and offer them $35 for a permanent link.  If the page ranks well, the $35 will be more than worth it.

Blog owners are also great to go after because most of them are eager to do anything to make money.  They really don’t care if you give them $35 or $200.

  • Buy reviews with direct links

There’s a few review sites out there such as ReviewMe.  You can buy reviews for your blog and have them link specifically to the pages you want to rank well.  This is a pretty good idea if you can find a few quality blogs to get a review on.

I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much stuff today.  So between Part 1 and this, you should be able to easily get started and be on your way to making $1000 in the next few months.

Talk to ya next time…

– Justin