affiliate marketing

SPI 186: How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

In this episode, I cover my top nine rules for becoming an affiliate marketer, plus the three crucial tools every affiliate marketer should have in their toolbox. I’ll also dispel some affiliate myths and pass along some words of wisdom for folks just getting started with affiliate programs.

3 Tools Every Affiliate Marketer Needs in Their Toolbox

Learn the differences between two styles of affiliate marketing, push vs. pull, as well as three tools to help you integrate affiliate marketing into your business.

5 Ways to Unbox the Mystery and Increase Your Affiliate Income

Of all the things I covered in my recent presentation at Blog World Expo about successful affiliate marketing (replay here), the one thing that seemed to resonate with people the most was the idea of "unboxing the mystery". Because it's so important and absolutely crucial to my marketing plan, I'll go over it in more detail [...]

SPI 041: Affiliate Marketing the SMART Way – How to Stop Hoping and Start Earning

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast you'll hear a revised (blog & podcast-friendly) version of my recent solo presentation at Blog World Expo in New York, which is all about how I manage to earn a significant income from affiliate marketing without using aggressive or forceful marketing tactics and hardly any pitch at [...]

An Insider Look: My Affiliate Links and Exactly Where They Convert

I received an interesting email from an SPI reader over the weekend: "I don't get it Pat. You make all this affiliate income (your June income report was off the hook!) and you have never come across as being pushy or aggressive with your promotions. I read your blog and am subscribed to your newsletter [...]

8 Principles for Effective Affiliate Marketing on a Blog

In a little over a year, this blog alone has earned me $6,931.97. Compared to my other online businesses, that's not very much at all - but considering I don't sell anything on this blog and have only 4 125x125 ads (below the fold) in the sidebar, I'd say that's pretty darn good. My point [...]

3 Types of Affiliate Marketing Explained, And The One I Profit From

In 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 [...]

Affiliate Links – To Hide or Not to Hide – What’s Your Opinion?

There's a lot of debate whether or not a person who has a blog or does any kind of social media type affiliate marketing online should hide or disguise their affiliate links. I'm interested to hear what you think, but let's talk more about it first. For those of you who don't understand, affiliate marketing [...]