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12-Minute Affiliate Program – Revisit

12-Minute Affiliate Program

Yesterday I posted about the 12-Minute Affiliate Program, admittedly without knowing a whole lot about it.  I was fairly skeptical. 

I went ahead an enrolled in the 12-Minute Affiliate Program so I could get a first-hand look at what it’s all about.  As I suspected, it takes more than 12 Minutes to get this going. My time was about 30 minutes but I’m not complaining.  The system is well laid out in my opinion, and support is great so far.

Here’s the basic outline of the program….and I would suggest anyone wanting an easy system to get started with give this a try.

12-Minute Affiliate Program

12-Minute Affiliate System Flow

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12-Minute Affiliate Program

Devon Brown 12 Minute Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Sales Program Guide Launched

I came across this article recently and wanted to share it on my blog. 

A 12-minute Affiliate Program!?   Really??  Is it possible to have online success in 12 minutes???  

Well I’ll let you be the judge.  Thanks to Lino Curci for posting this review.  If you want to read the original article go here….

The new guide to the 12-Minute Affiliate Program covers “the unique affiliate marketing program” created by Devon Brown that claims to help more people achieve success online.  You can find the original article at ( -- January 21, 2020). 

Hmmmm… it’s really a 12-minute setup, not really “success in 12 minutes”…..but let’s continue.

Who wouldn’t want to sit back and run an online marketing effort in their bathrobe on a part time basis?  Lino's review states that "maybe this will help some to escape the rat race and launch a successful home business".

The 12-Minute Affiliate Program was designed by Devon Brown, and it has been created "to break down the barriers between running a business and achieving success online".

The 12-Minute Affiliate Program breaks down the process into three steps according to the review.

The first step is to personalize the system so that affiliate commissions go to the right place.  (Well that seems like a no-brainer).

From there, the new member just adds the “done for you” traffic tools for lead generation.  And by “done-for-you” I assume they mean give some money to someone who has a paid-traffic generating system.

Thirdly, watch as the system does its work and brings in new levels of commission. 

This seems way too easy.  Most of these "Programs" do seem too easy, but lets now knock it too much til we know more about.

According to Lino Curci, who reviewed this new guide, the main benefit of using 12-Minute Affiliate Program is the simplicity of the design. Most affiliate marketing tools are complicated and not designed with beginners in mind.  (Afterall, what does a newbie in affiliate marketing need?....a niche, a blog, an autoresponder, some traffic, maybe a funnel, and certainly an address where to send the checks  🙂

Devon Brown states: “With the 12-Minute Affiliate Program, even the newest newbie can start getting results with the system their very first week!”  I say ....Excellent!....

Full details of the system can be found here.  Here’s a nice graphic that summarizes the program.

I plan to take a closer look at this system and will report back in the next post.  If anyone who reads this post does take a look at I’d appreciate some feedback.

12-Minute Affiliate Program

I plan to take a closer look at this system and will report back in the next post.  If anyone who reads this post does take a look at I’d appreciate some feedback.

How to embed video in your email

embed video in emails

For anyone doing email marketing, embedding video in your emails is an important tool to learn.  A large percentage of businesses use video as part of their marketing strategy.  Two years ago it was 63%; in 2019 87% of businesses are embedding video as a component of their marketing.  For email marketing, you might find that your subscribers prefer watching a short video rather than reading thru an email.

But wait…….do the major email providers like gmail and yahoo allow embedded videos?  Think of the bandwidth issues.  It’s easy to understand why they wouldn’t want the emails they are sending around full of bandwidth-choking videos.  So, what’s an email marketer to do?

Lucky for us there are workarounds.  You can either embed a GIF of your video with a “call-to-action” to click to watch the full video, or you can place a still photo of your video with a “play button” that takes the reader to the video URL.

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Best Safelists for Email Marketing

The Best Safelists for Email Marketing

If you are planning to promote your internet business , you’ll want to know about the best safelists for email marketing.

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? Don't join just any safelist.  You should consider joining one of the best safelists for email marketing.

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Affiliate Programs for New Marketers – 3

affiliate marketing programs for new marketers

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

affiliate marketing programs for new marketers

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

affiliate marketing programs for new marketers

Take a look at these affiliate programs for new marketers 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.

The ShareAsale platform currently has access to nearly 3900 merchants and over 1000 of them are exclusive to ShareASale.

ShareASale has been in business for 18 years.  You can work with ShareASale to make money online as an affiliate.

In the list of products they show information helpful for selecting which one(s) to work with.  Included for each product are stats like earnings per click, average sale, and average commission.

To help with your marketing, they include sales materials like banners and text links.

You can find out more and sign up at this link

2. Commission Junction

Commission Junction offers a wide range of products to promote and give you access to a ton of tools ranging from dashboards, charts, graphs, metrics and so on to increase your sales.

Commission Junction has many big websites tied in to them so you have many choices of well-known products to choose from.  You would be able to choose from many different niches to work in.

You’ll need to be approved to promote affiliate offers but should take a short time for that.

Also provided by Commission Junction is promotional material you can use in your marketing once you have selected a niche and product.

Check out Commission Junction here.

3. Rakuten Affiliate Network

Here’s another affiliate network that I learned about recently, called the Rakuten affiliate network.  It’s one of the oldest affiliate partner networks around.

It’s very easy to join and use this affiliate marketing network where you can find and promote wide range of products using key metrics for the month, top advertisers, trailing 30 day commission trend along with payment information of the products you promote.

Rakuten affiliate marketing network has largest collection of products you can choose to promote which are ranging from fashion to gifts to lifestyle to marketing related products

They provide marketing material including rotating banners .

Go here to check it out and register.

4. ClickBank

Most marketers, even most new ones, have heard of Clickbank.  It’s one of my favorite affiliate marketing sites.  The Clickbank enterprise pays out millions of dollars its affiliate marketers every single year.

From entertainment to parenting to self-help to sports and travel, ClickBank offers you the a ton of best affiliate programs that offer you high paying commissions.  I believe all of the products are digital so there’s no inventory to mess with.

Clickbank has been around for over 17 years.  With over 200 million customers, you can sell the product listed in their marketplace to customers the world over.  Commissions range up to a whopping 75% with many products having upsells and recurring sales.

I like the fact that Clickbank handles all the money end of the sales.  Customers purchase a product and Clickbank manages the payment, the commission to the affiliate, as well as any product returns.

If you want to look at Clickbank, check out this link.

5. AdWork Media

AdWork Media is a global performance marketing network that provides content monetization tools for publishers & developers. Their global reach, proprietary platform, and knowledgeable support team creates a unique experience for publishers and advertisers.

This is one of the best CPA affiliate marketing networks.  CPA stands for Cost Per Action, which means you get paid whenever a customer or potential customer performs an action like clicking a link, watching a sales video, or purchasing a product.  The great thing about using AdWork Media is it offers a wide range of monetization tools such as Content Locker, Product Locker, Offer Wall etc., to help you easily make money from your website traffic.

AdWork Media uses a number of payment methods including: Check, Wire, PayPal, Payoneer, AlertPay/Payza, Western Union, ACH (Direct Deposit).  This range of payment methods makes it easy for customers to make their purchases no matter where in the world they are located.

How to create a free affiliate publisher account with AdWork Media?  Check out this link.

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Earn Money 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.

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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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