affiliate marketing essentials

Best Safelists

The Best Safelists

If you are planning to use email advertising to promote your internet business, you’ll want to know about safelists.

Definition of Safelist

Let’s start with a definition so we are on the same page.  A safelist is an email mailing list of safelist members who opt-in or agree to receive email ads from other members who belong to the same email mailing list. Sounds a little incestuous doesn’t it?  But if the safelist is large enough, you should have some success posting your email advertisements.

But you may wonder why would anyone involved in internet marketing spend time looking at someone else’s ads? 

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Affiliate Programs for New Marketers – 3

Here are the final five affiliate programs for beginners that you might be interested in.  Also, be sure to read the closing remarks.

11. Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates is the #1 online platform that provides access to products from more than 2 million sellers. It’s easy and free to join.  You could be up and running today.  There is just one approval needed to complete your application.  You don’t need approvals from the third-party advertisers. 

You can choose from over a million products to advertise to your customers.  Best to find a niche that you’re excited about and stick with it.  Develop a unique approach to advertising your niche and you should have great success.

Whether you are a large network, a content website, or a blogger, Amazon has simple linking tools that will make advertising a breeze and will help you monetize your website.

To learn more about Amazon affiliate program, click here.

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Affiliate Programs for New Marketers – 2

Here are five more affiliate programs for beginners that you might be interested in.

6. JVZoo

Are you looking for an affiliate marketing network that gives you access to thousands of advertisers and programs at one place? JVZoo provides all the tools and solutions required to building a profitable business online.

Some of the JVZoo products offer two tier affiliate commission, a unique feature that’s not available in most of the other networks including CJ, ClickBank.

If you recruit affiliates yourself, then your share in the commissions earned by those affiliates.

Also, JVZoo lets you to create one account where you can be a Seller or Affiliate or both, and its completely free to join.

All commissions are paid to you from the vendors directly to your PayPal account.  This is a bit different from Clickbank which handles all money transactions independent of the vendor.

Go here to create an account as an affiliate.

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Affiliate Programs for New Marketers

Take a look at these affiliate programs for beginners to earn commissions in 2019 and beyond.  There’s about 15 programs in total.  This first post will highlight the first five.

1. ShareASale

ShareASale is one of the largest affiliate networks and is a beginner friendly affiliate network.

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Earn Money by Sending Emails

4 Ways to Make Money by Sending Emails

If you like to write, you can earn money sending emails to targeted readers who subscribe to your list. You can write original articles and you can curate interesting articles you find online.  There are WordPress plugins that will help with curation.  I'll write more about curation in a separate post. But for now, as an email marketer, your main task is to provide value to your readers and ultimately turn readers into customers. You can earn money when your article contains links to affiliate offers or to your own products.  Here are some ideas for earning online with email marketing.

Sell Something

If you have a product or a service to sell, promote it in your emails. Your products can either be physical or digital. Some suggestions of digital products include: eBooks, online courses and online consultation services. Clickbank and JVZoo are sites that contain a ton of digital products that you can offer to your readers.  This link is one example of a clickbank product. In fact, you might be interested in checking it out.  If you want to offer physical products you can work with Amazon or try SaleHoo.  

Affiliate programs are also a great place to find marketing opportunities.  If you use a product that you like and trust, check if they offer an affiliate program.  Many do and they provide marketing materials that you can use as well.   You can direct your readers to these products and services.  Here's an example of a great website tool that offers an affiliate program.


You can also use Google Adsense to place ads in your emails if you use html format. When someone clicks on your ad, Google pays a small amount to you.  As opposed to selling products and services directly, this is pure advertisement.  As your list of subscribers increases this method becomes more viable.   Of course all advertisements should be related to the interests of your subscribers.

Bottom Line

These are some of the ways you can use email to earn money. However, to succeed, you need to be consistent and persistent in your mailing habits.  Monitor each of these methods closely and optimize on the most successful methods.

Email marketing is about building a relationship with your subscribers. If you provide value to your readers, and if products you recommend are products you would use yourself, then you are on the right path.

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Bloggers and Affiliate Programs

What are the Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers? Complete Guide

What are the Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers? 

Today the blogger is likely looking for ways to make money online, and affiliate programs for bloggers are a great way to accomplish that.

If you have some writing skills and a desire to make money working online, then this article is definitely for you.

The first step is to decide that the purpose of your blog is to make money, and not necessarily to create a literary masterpiece.   Create a blog that will be seen and read by many active consumers is the end game.

Connecting to people with the internet is both easy and difficult, and will require that you find ways to stand out. SEO and social media will help. Time is also a factor, so be prepared to be a consistent Blogger for a period of time while your blog engages with Google search crawlers.

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List Building: The Squeeze Page

One of the most important things you can do as an Internet marketer is to build a targeted, responsive list within your market.

A list provides you with the instant ability to connect with your target audience, while being able to build a relationship with your subscribers, establish credibility in your market, and maximize your income faster and easier than anything else.

If you are new to list building, rest assured that it’s a very simple process and there are many different ways that you can start collecting leads quickly and easily, and absolutely free.  (You can also use paid methods to find leads, but more on that later.)

Let’s look at how to grow your subscribers list.

Create A Compelling Squeeze Page

In order to build a list, you need to develop a landing page or squeeze page that showcases the benefits a subscriber receives for joining your newsletter.

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Focus your Business – Final Words

laser focused success - create a plan

Creating Laser Focus takes practice and effort. The steps outlined here will help you find ways to help minimize those distractions that may be holding you back from focusing on what is most important. Here are some next steps to take.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to:

  • Identify those time killers
  • Don’t forget that the best way to be productive is to take care of yourself.
  • Clear your workspace of clutter.
  • Use some of the productivity apps listed.
  • Practice Deep Work techniques that will help you focus.
  • Don’t forget to reward yourself!

Congratulations! You are one step closer to becoming more focused, more productive and achieving your goals!

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Focus your Business; Focus Maximizers

Focus Your Business - Focus Maximizers

The burnout is real. We can come up with a lot of great ideas for being more productive, but it won’t be helpful if you get burnout and quit. Here are some helpful hints to help you manage your time and hopefully decrease your chances of burnout.

Compact Your Daily To-Do List

Created a to-do list is an important part of time management, but often we create too large of a list with unreasonable expectations for the day.

Create your list with the top 3-5 most important things to accomplish that day. That goes on the top of the list. Next, you list out a few items that can be done that day but are not as important or urgent.

Create your to-do list for the next day right before you leave for the evening. When you get to the office in the morning, you will be ready to start!

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