3 Types of Affiliate Marketing Explained—and the One I Profit From

affiliate marketing explainedIn my latest monthly income report, you may have noticed that my affiliate income had surpassed my direct income from the electronic products that I sell online. I received a lot of comments, asking me to explain more about where my affiliate income comes from and how it works.

Instead of just breaking down where it all came from – how much this, and how much that – I decided to turn this post into something a little bit more useful that would do more than just tell you how much I earned. Again, I’m not here to show you the money I make online, I’m here to show you how I make money online, and what I’ve learned along the way.

When thinking specifically about affiliate income, I determined that I could divide how people earn money as an affiliate into three primary categories: Unattached, Related, and Involved. I’m speaking in terms of how we are associated with the product or products we may be an affiliate for.

Unattached Affiliate Marketing

These are your basic pay-per-click affiliate marketing campaigns where you have no presence and no authority in the niche of the product you’re promoting. There’s no connection between you and the end consumer, and all you’re doing is showing an affiliate link in front of someone’s face via Google Adwords, Facebook ads or whatever, in hopes that they’ll click on your link, buy the product, and you’ll earn a commission.

The reason why this type of affiliate marketing is so attractive to many is because no presence or authority in a niche is needed! It takes time to build up a reputation and trust with certain groups of people online, and many people are just too scared to commit to working on a blog or website, or just don’t have the time. For many, this is their only option.

Personally, I don’t like this business model because to me, this is not a business model. It’s an income generating model – yes, but a business model where I can build relationships with the end user – no. With PPC affiliate marketing, you become a behind the scenes middle man.

Not for me.

If you dabble in PPC affiliate marketing and are in the positive, I applaud you and I wish you continued success. Trust me, it’s a lot more difficult than it sounds, so props to those of you finding success with it.

Related Affiliate Marketing

Another form of affiliate marketing is what I like to call related affiliate marketing. This is where you have some sort of presence online, whether it’s through a blog, a podcast, videos, or whatever – and you have affiliate links to products related to your niche, but they’re for products you don’t actually use.

Back when text link ads were a big deal, I remember seeing every single “make money online” website with a 125 x 125 pixel advertisement for text link ads. Most of these sites did not actually use the text link ad service on their own sites. On many personal finance blogs, you’ll see a lot of different affiliate advertisements for things like ING, Everbank, LendingClub, and numerous other financial institutions. I doubt that every person who places one of those links on their blog actually uses each of those products and services.

And that’s ok.

Placing affiliate links on your site that are related to your niche is a great strategy to earn an extra income. Whether it’s in the sidebar in banner form, or in a text link at the bottom of your blog post, because you have a website and some authority, people will trust you and your decision to place the ad on your site.

I do have a few of these kinds of links scattered throughout this site. In the sidebar, you’ll see (at the moment) an ad for a “How to Make an iPhone App” product. Many of you know I do have a few iPhone apps that generate an income for me each month, but I did not use this product. I do, however, personally know the owner, which is why I trust him and decided to place that ad there.

Related affiliate marketing is great, but I can tell you that 95% of my affiliate marketing comes from the last type of affiliate marketing I’d like to talk about…

Involved Affiliate Marketing

Involved affiliate marketing is where you’ve used a product or service, truly believe in it, and personally recommend it to your audience. Not in a banner ad or somewhere that says “recommended resources”, but within your content, as part of your life and your strategy for whatever it is you’re talking about. The product almost becomes something people “have to have”, because it’s part of the process.

It’s your involvement and experience with the product that makes that offer so attractive.

There is, however, a level of responsibility that you have to uphold while making these kinds of recommendations, especially if you have a lot of authority and influence over your followers. This is something I take very seriously – even more so now that this blog has become so popular in such a short period of time. If it were up to me, this the only way affiliate marketing would be done, because to me it’s the most honest and most helpful.

This is the complete opposite of PPC, where you’re not even seen by the consumer in order for the transaction to take place. Instead, this is you talking directly to those who may need a product that you’re offering, who have their ears and eyes on you. This is not using your money in order to make money, like with PPC. It’s using your reputation, trust and authority in order to get others to take your recommendation, use it, and pay you something in return in the form of a commission.

My Affiliate Income

Last month, I made $5,023.33 in affiliate sales, and like I said, about 95% of that came from offering products that I’ve used and put my word behind.

Most of it comes from my LEED website. I do sell my own study guides, as you know, but I am also an affiliate for a company who sells practice exams as well. I thought about creating practice exams of my own, but this company is so good at what they do, (I used them to help me pass my test back in March of 2008), that it wouldn’t be fair to my customers if I tried to take their money by creating my own practice exams and kept them from this wonderful resource.

So, instead of creating my own, I have a page on my blog that recommends these exams, and within my eBooks, I talk about how I didn’t include practice exams because the best ones are available from this company, which I’ve personally used to help me pass. Of course, I put an affiliate link within the eBook, which is something you can’t do with a hardcopy book (unless you buy a domain that redirects to an affiliate link, which you can mention in that hardcopy, but that’s a whole other blog post).

I even go into tips for taking practice exams within my eBook, but again – I don’t offer include them, but I offer the affiliate link to where you can get them. Taking practice exams is part of the process that many people feel is necessary to achieve a higher score, and I offer my recommendation through an affiliate link to fulfill that need.

On this blog, I’m sure you’ve seen me personally recommend the Internet Business Mastery Academy before, and I do that because they helped my internet business get to that next level when I was starting out, I’m still a member today, and I truly believe in the program.

So, to conclude, I would say that you can choose which kind of affiliate marketing works best for you, unattached, related, or involved, but in my experience, using your authority and presence in a niche to recommend products that you’ve actually used that have actually benefited you in some way is the best way to go. I think people will feel more confortable investing in products recommended in this way because:

  1. They have some kind of proof that it works,
  2. They have a resource to go to for help; and
  3. They know to to blame if it doesn’t work.

Be as involved as you can with the affiliate marketing process and you will see success with your affiliate income.

Thanks everyone! My eBook is finished, and it’s just waiting on a couple videos and you’ll have free access to it very soon. Thanks to all of those on my Facebook Fan Page who have helped me with the name.


  • http://www.wakeupcloud.com/ Henri

    Heya Pat. I just found your blog and it rocks. I make my income mainly from affiliate marketing myself and have to agree that promoting products that you use and love is one of the best and most fulfilling ways to make money as an affiliate marketer. You can always make money in other ways, but you also have to take in happiness into the equation, without that you’ll just give up. At least that has been my experience.

    • Pat

      Thanks Henri! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. By the way, I checked out wake up cloud, and you’ve got a blog that rocks too! I’ve actually never seen a thesis theme look like that, very well done :)

      Thanks for your comment, and I hope to hear from you again soon!

      • http://www.wakeupcloud.com/ Henri

        Thanks a lot. I’ll be hanging around!

  • http://zemalf.com/ Antti Kokkonen

    Great post Pat. I like the unattached-related-involved classification. You provided great explanation what kind of affiliate marketing has worked for you.

    I’m sure it’ll benefit many to see that recommending the products you really can go a long way AND how affiliate marketing can be a great supplement for your own products.
    In your example, the exams were perfect additional resource for the original product, and as a bonus there was affiliate commissions to be made. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

    • Pat

      Hey Antti! I’m glad you liked the classifications I pointed out. If you can find something that supplements (you chose a perfect word), your own products, that will help your customers, that will definitely be a winner, whether it’s something of your own (like an audio book is to an eBook), or something you’re promoting as an affiliate.

  • http://www.slymiser.com/ Darryl

    Hey Pat. I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and I just wanted to say great job! I especially enjoyed this article. I agree that promoting what you use is the way to go. I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of affiliate marketing until I realized that it could be done this way.

    • Pat

      Hey Darryl,

      Thanks for your comment! It’s always cool to hear that I sparked something in a long time reader to comment :)

      Yeah, the PPC affiliate model, which is the one we usually hear about the most, if definitely not for me, but it feels good to actually provide something useful to someone that I’ve used, and get paid for it at the same time :)

  • http://writeforehow.blogspot.com Julie @ Write for eHow

    Pat, great post! I’ve experimented with many online revenue streams but affiliate marketing is starting to emerge as my favorite. Thanks for this breakdown.

    • Pat

      Thanks Julie! I hope all is well and I wish you a wonderful holiday! Cheers!

  • Howie

    Great post, Pat! As usual… :)

    • Pat

      Thanks Howie!

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  • http://experimentsinpassiveincome.com moon_h

    Hey Pat,

    Fun to read about what kind of affiliate marketing you dabble in. I’ll be dabbling in affiliate marketing next year, probably starting with ppc campaigns.

    Of course, the best would be to create your own product, but like you, I like to be honest, and won’t create/sell one until I know I can put my best forward.

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    • Pat

      Haha, isn’t “dabble” a fun word.

      Anyways, you’re right, if you can create your own product, you’ll not only give yourself the possibility of earning more money than you would by selling an affiliate product, but you’ll get some more authority in your niche as the creator of the product as well. But yeah, the number one priority should be the customer’s needs, so if their needs can be fulfilled through something that isn’t my own, it’s nice to point them in that direction but still get a cut for it :)

      Happy holidays to you too, and have fun on your trip!!!

  • http://www.EngagedMarriage.com Dustin | Engaged Marriage

    Thanks for breaking this down so clearly. I still have not found much in the way of affiliate products that I really love in my niche (marriage). I take that as a sign that I need to create a killer product of my own.

    • Pat

      Hey Dustin,

      Yea, I’ve never really come across any “marriage” products, however you’d obviously have to be more specific in your approach to what you’d want to sell, which I’m sure you know already.

      There is a well-known relationship product that’s all about getting back the person you broke up with. I forget the name though, but that’s a good one because there’s fear and massive want involved with that product.

      For “live a happier marriage” product, it might be tough because you’d have to convince couples that their marriage isn’t as happy as it could be, and you’d have to get both to agree, or else there could be some “what? you think we need to read this!” type of thing, and then they’d end up looking for that “getting back with your partner” product, hehe.

      Sorry this is so long, but I’m sure with the great content you have and the rapid growth of your blog, you’ll find something that works for you :) Good luck!

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      The Magic Of Making Up (Get Your Ex Back) gravity 300+
      Save My Marriage Today! gravity 60+
      Save The Marriage EBook gravity 50+

      Gravities of 20+:
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      More in the clickbank self-help category (not an affiliate link):

  • http://www.personalfinancenotebook.com Patrenia

    Thanks Pat…you have given me some great ideas. I can’t wait to read the E-book :-)

    • Pat

      Thanks Patrenia! I can’t wait to get it out there for everyone too! Cheers!

  • http://www.fearlessendeavors.com/ Nate

    I agree…I think it’s good to promote products you use or have used. It makes it that much easier to ‘sell’ to others because you’ve used it. In fact, now that I say that, it almost doesn’t even seem like selling. It’s helping others…and that’s why I promote products I’ve used. I want to help others. I want to provide solutions to their problems and if it’s a product I’ve used and benefited from then I be all means want to share that with others.

    Good advice here. Thank you for sharing.

    • Pat

      Hey Nate! Thanks for your comment. You’re right, when you’ve just recommending a product you’ve used, it’s not even really “selling” anymore. Nicely put. Thanks Nate!

  • http://twitter.com/apaternite Tony

    Great post Pat. I’ve started dabbling with different forms of affiliate marketing recently and this post gives me more motivation to start my own blog.

    • Pat

      Hey thanks Tony! Oh, and by the way, congrats on the recent success of your beer website! I heard you were making some sales this holiday season. Awesome :)

  • http://tightfistedmiser.com Andy Hough

    It is the last type of affiliate marketing that makes money for me as well although I don’t make much affiliate income. I find if I write a post about a product I have a good chance of making some affiliate sales but I almost never make an affiliate sale just by having a link in the sidebar.

    • Pat

      Andy, you gotta start somewhere, and if you’re making some money already, there’s no reason why you can’t make even more later. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.freemanlegacyllc.com Ms. Freeman

    I can definitely see the benefits of using ‘Involved Affiliate Marketing’, although it does require a deep commitment to a product.

    My questions is: What if you are gung ho (is that spelled correctly?) about a product and you sell it in post after post and pitch it left and right and then for some reason later down the line you find the product is no longer relevant or of good quality any more. What happens to all those previous posts? That is something I have always wondered about. I mean is it appropriate to leave the links there or would you have to go back and remove them?

    P.S. I am very interested in the E-How manual, I am almost at the check out phase….hmmm should I? :)

    • Pat

      Hey Ms. Freeman!

      You propose a great question, and honestly, I think it’s up to you as the affiliate for that product. If you truly believe it’s not worth leaving up there, then I would just add updates to the blog posts, and take the links out of the text. It’s definitely a personal judgement call, but I’ve never had any issues like this. Hopefully, I won’t ever :)

      And as far as this eBook, I hope it can meet everyone’s expectations!

      • http://www.freemanlegacyllc.com Ms. Freeman

        Thanks for your feedback. If the eBook is anything like your blog then it is well worth the wait :)

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    P.S.S this has got to be the most anticipated EBooks out there. I can hardly wait! :)

  • http://www.forty2fifty.com Jason


    Affiliate marketing definitely seems like the best way to go when it comes to monetizing a blog. However, what is the best way to approach a company regarding affiliate marketing?

    Also, what kind of readership does one need to be at before an affiliate marketing program becomes possible?

    Thanks for the help,

    • Pat

      Hey Jason, great questions.

      For some companies, if you’re into the PPC stuff, you don’t even need their permission. You can simply sign up for an affiliate network, like Commission Junction, Neverblue, or Market Leverage, and promote their list of thousands of products to people.

      Other sites, like blogs with information products, also allow people to sign up freely. For these (and the PPC stuff as well), you can start with 0 readership, but obviously the more readership you have, the more money YOU will make. The companies won’t really get mad at you for trying, because you’re not losing money for them.

      If you’re going with a private website that isn’t a part of those affiliate networks, or has a public way to sign up as a partner, then you’ll have to indeed have some kind of readership so you can prove it will be worth their time and effort to promote their products. Again, some might be ok letting anyone do it because they aren’t losing any money from you trying.

      The best metric is probably unique visitors per day, just so you know. I hope this helps! Cheers!

      • http://www.forty2fifty.com Jason

        Thanks for your help with this.

        In your opinion, what size of readership should a blog have in order to really capitalize on either form of marketing?

        I understand with PPC readership can be low and the more readers I obtain the better my odds are at generating money.

        However, with “Affiliate” marketing what do you believe is a readership size necessary to attract this type of marketing?


        • Pat

          With PPC, you don’t need any readership at all to capitalize, since your readers are going to be involved in the process.

          With the related and involved affiliate marketing, it’s hard to put a number on it, but I’d even say that you could begin to see success with it from 50 to 100 subscribers. Honestly it depends on a lot of factors more than just readership. It depends on the niche, how much money your readers have to spend, how well you promote the products, the design of your site, what day it is. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, I’d just do it, see what happens, and then figure out what needs to be improved from there.

  • http://richquickreview.com/ Shane

    Very interesting perspective on different kinds of affiliate marketing. I’m also mainly doing the involved thing, but at the same time, I’m always building some minisites and stuff that I am unattached to.
    It’s a bit of a “don’t keep all your eggs in one basket” thing. And I also like to test new techniques and software on some of the minisites before going at my main blogs with them.

    • Pat

      Shane, I think it’s definitely a great idea to diversify, and using mini-sites that you’re not directly connected to is awesome for getting another stream of income without putting too much effort into it, after it’s all setup. Keep up the good work!

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    • Pat

      Thanks Jeff! Willy Wonka says hi :)

  • http://www.azadshaikh.com Azad Shaikh

    I think i have to find affiliates that’s work for me. I had signed up with my affiliates programs but not yet promoting it. Hope after my exams are over i can work on them.

    I like those affiliates which provide passive income not one time commissions (like domain name affiliates and hosting)affiliates.

    Any suggestion for passive income affiliates.

    Azad Shaikh

    • Pat

      A lot of membership-type products, where people pay month after month, will sometimes offer a recurring commission. Just think of things that people have to pay over and over for, each month, or year, etc. Promoting E-Junkie, for example, has an affiliate program like this as well.

  • http://www.passive-income-passion.com Menandro Tomas

    Using the products you promote is really a good advice because it will be easier for you to promote. You could accurately identify the features and benefits that it can do for your customers. Great Pat

  • http://www.supersmartebook.com Kevin @ SuperSmartEbook

    This post is exactly just what I needed, a friend of mine just asked this very same questions and I was searching on the internet whilst browsing your blog.

    I’m just gonna retweet this to him.

    Thank you! Thank you!

  • http://www.nicoleonthenet.com Nicole Dean, Busy Marketer’s Coach

    I wanted to say “Thanks” for your level of transparency.

    Also, I’ve found several resources here that I haven’t seen before – and they look great. I’m definitely checking into them further.

    I agree completely about the level of intimacy with the products that we promote. I absolutely earn the most money with affiliate marketing when I promote products that I personally use and believe in.

  • Dominic

    Hey Pat,

    I just found your blog today. Great blog! Also, a very interesting article! I’ve done some affiliate marketing. The marketing I’ve done thus far doesn’t necessarily fall under the third model; it’s probably closer to the second model. I’m interested in promoting a program that falls under your third model–particularly in the area of computer programming. However, I haven’t found any programs. Maybe, I’ll start a programming blog, and give Amazon a try. Do you think I could make a decent income from writing programming tutorials while linking to programming books at Amazon .com? Can you please offer suggestions on ways I could monetize this niche?

  • http://clickbankcashsupremereview.net Clickbank Cash Supreme Review

    Hey Pat, congrats on earning over $5k last month! Thats a great effort. I like you seem to do best when I promote products I use. It makes it so much easier to write content about and to create truthful, honest and value adding reviews. As always, a pleasure to read your blog!

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    Thank-you for laying out the different styles here Pat. The market is really changing and I think the style of promotions that you’re doing may just be what will turn out to be the emerging and prominent model that will actually work for the future.

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    Greatest site ever. Seriously. I have one suggestion off the top of my head…I, personally wouldn’t post my signature on your blog since we are deeply mired in a digital world that can transpose such vital pieces of intellectual property to forge checks, open up other accounts, etc.

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    “Most of it comes from my LEED website. I do sell my own study guides, as you know, but I am also an affiliate for a company who sells practice exams as well. I thought about creating practice exams of my own, but this company is so good at what they do, (I used them to help me pass my test back in March of 2008), that it wouldn’t be fair to my customers if I tried to take their money by creating my own practice exams and kept them from this wonderful resource.”

    Very non scarcity mentality of you, Pat. We do the same thing on pualingo.com, some of the dating coaches obviously do that fulltime and have better products. Our affiliate income is pretty significant from this site, and are all related to dating and relationships.

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  • Nrapendra P Sharma

    Thank you pat for your reply. You really did clear my vision. happy blogging… http://www.webzni.com

  • Denis Smith

    I agree. We can be more profitable if we promote products that we are involved with and we can be passionate about promoting them too.

  • Tomas kennedy

    This is my method though http://instantfirstpagetraffic.com

  • Andy

    Thank for your generousity in sharing your tips on affiliate marketing. I
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  • http://www.internetprofitcenter.net adhy

    good point of view. It make me understand more about affiliate marketing and how I should implementing it in my indoneisian website http://www.revolusibisnisrumahan.com

  • http://dewiragi.com/ Dewi

    I’m just getting started on the affiliates front, so I was quite glad to read this. Thanks Pat!

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  • Adeniyi Moses Adetola

    Awesome advice. Thank you.

  • chanel

    Breakfreequeen.wordpress.com blog is new and needing create traffic. Poems and motivationl content.

  • Lee Muchin

    Awesome post I’m not one for multiple affiliate programs however the results you got are impressive. Great stuff! Love the tips def a big one is showing people it works reminds me of some of the stuff I found on another blog post http://buildingabrandonline.com/BrandosBlog/

  • harry ningisere

    Thanks, great insights

  • John

    Hello Everyone,

    I wanted to announce my new blog which provides information on how to start a home based affiliate marketing business. You can post blogs on this site and are not required to register.

    The blog posts will have a link back to your website business. You can post videos, images and your business links as well as an HTML code such as an Amazon product link with the photo.

    If you have affiliate marketing accounts you can post as many as you like on your blogs and keep 100% of the profits. My site does have house advertising which help keep the site running as well as help advertising costs.

    By posting a blog you will also have a business link back to your website and to help you out better I will give all blogs a Facebook like as well as the other social sites. This will help your posts receive more visitors and hopefully more income for your affiliate marketing links or website from your blog posts.

    I have a traffic campaign for my site which will run constantly and generate approximately 1,500 to 2,000 hits per day.

    Once a blog is submitted it will be pending and published with 24 hours.

    If this sounds good to you why not give this a try to get more exposure to your site and if you like my site feel free to spread the word around. As I mentioned I will give all posts likes on the social sites.

    Feel free to visit my site today to start posting some content and hopefully earn some extra income.

    Visit http://www.affiliatewebsitebiz.com

    Thank You for your time and have a good day!


    John Sherack

  • Amit Singh

    It’s really a great article on Affiliate marketing, this article and a article on ” Affiliates marketing ” from http://www.louint.com/affiliates-marketing-to-sell-product/ helps me a lot.

  • rsbeiti

    Great write up! Thanks Pat! Question: I launched a podcast tutorial site called http://www.proaudiopodcast.com where I provide video tutorials (via Vimeo) and blogs to help aspiring podcast beginners efficiently learn just the crucial steps needed to have success. I have no idea how to start adding affiliate marketing to the blog posts… Any recommendation on how to easily get started? Thank you!

  • ComputerHermit

    I also have a site but it’s more on blogging right now. Do you have tutorials on the best affiliate programs? http://www.computerhermit.com

  • Gaylyn Slack

    I’ve just gotten started on the affiliate marketing scene, so far I’m pretty sure that I have been scammed. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I know that people are making money online so after searching all around the scam sites I found wealthy affiliate. So far I have received support and encouragement. So hopefully this link will help others become successful also. Good luck! http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=a808883a

  • Garrett vs World

    I always enjoy reading your posts. I have a few affiliate links on my digital nomad travel blog https://www.garrettvsworld.com

  • http://kartfab.com KartFab

    LOL! I like how 80% of your comments are SPAMMERS providing non-relevant worse-than-unattached affiliate links. The irony in relation to this article is hilarious!

    • Anoni Mouse

      Yea…I was reading the comments and thinking the same thing hahaha. It just goes to show that 80% of things on the internet are probably garbage. They are all literally saying the same stupid thing. Oh and by the way, please go to my site…(JOKE!)

  • ecloudbuddy

    i am tinkering with the idea of using affiliate marketing for generating income from my blog http://www.ecloudbuddy.com. The rules of the game have changed in 2015 and i think we will need to put more effort than we used to years back.

  • http://itechseofreelancer365.blogspot.com/ K M Monzur Hossein khan

    Thank you very much for this helpful post. This post is
    very helpful to me to start affiliate.

    Thanks again.


  • http://www.inmediaconcepts.co.nz/ William John

    Good explanation for all three types of affiliate marketing. But i want to know if affiliate marketing is possible through offline mode?

  • niceboy

    Thanks .Your article is very good.Check out my site too mr.patt http://doregamadownloadz.blogspot.in/

  • http://www.thelegitblog.com Alving Garcia Marcano

    I am going through some of your older blog posts Pat and this is one of those really informative and grateful blog posts that helped me and motivated me to get started on my own online business. I’ve used some of these same affiliate techniques on various adsense sites and affiliate link sites before and it has helped on my current blog, http://www.thelegitblog.com. Hope you have time to take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks Pat.

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  • Sandeep

    Thanks for this wonderful blog. I am trying to increase visitors and likes on my social media account. https://www.facebook.com/tabvey

  • Goahan

    Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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  • Khaven

    JUST DO IT 😀

  • schylon crump

    Great info!