Uber Affiliate Marketing Guide
last updated 7/9/2013
Welcome to the epiphany in your affiliate marketing career. What I’m going to present here is a constantly updating mega affiliate marketing guide. It will be article links from blogs and forum posts. You will find everything you need to get you started with affiliate marketing, which means never again will you PAY FOR ANY AFFILIATE MARKETING INFORMATION. There’s too much quality free stuff out there for you to waste time and money buying something else. I’ve sifted through blogs to find the top informational posts that covers most topics of affiliate marketing. If you read every article in this guide and still go out and buy an affiliate marketing eBook without putting what you just learned to good use, you’re stupid. These articles will give you a very solid background into affiliate marketing and all the different techniques you can use. All you have to do is go out there and test what you learned. Keep what’s converting, and drop what isn’t. As I’m completely positive I haven’t covered every good article out there, make sure to contact me and hit me up with some links to add.
My CPA Networks and Tools
I’m just going to list out the affiliate networks I use, as well as the tools (paid and unpaid) I use when starting up a campaign. I recommend signing up for every affiliate network out there (even the ones I don’t mention), as each network has different offers with different payouts. You can be doing sweet on a niche, sign up with another network, and find out that they have a higher converting offer that pays out more. None of the paid tools are necessary, but each of them has their own special use to me and that’s why I use them.
I also stay up-to-date on affiliate industry blogs using AffPosts.com, so check that out for recent news.
Keyword Research Tools
Google Adwords Keyword Suggestion
SEO Book Keyword Tool
Prosper202 Self-Hosted Tracking
Facebook Ads Manager
Plenty of Fish Ads Uploader
If you just heard from the grapevine that affiliate marketing is cool, but have no idea what it is, here are some background articles for you to gobble up.
Affmen Free Affiliate Marketing Course
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing FAQ
Nickycakes Newbie Guide
Affiliate Marketing – Wikipedia
8 Beginner Questions and Answers
Some general all around guides on affiliate marketing, and getting an affiliate campaign up and profiting as fast as possible. Good overall reads.
Free Affiliate Marketing Guide
Launching a Campaign From 0 to Profitibility
Launching a Campaign From 0 to Profitibility – Part II
The Super Affiliate’s Guide to PPC Marketing
Choosing a Niche
Thoughts on ways to select a niche that will be profitable for you.
Hot Affiliate Niches in 2013
How to Research Affiliate Niches
Researching Affiliate Niches in 2012
Picking a Niche is Everything in Affiliate Marketing
Different affiliate marketing strategies and things to think about.
How to Build a Profitable Campaign on a Limited Budget
Landing Page or Redirect?
Diversification or Domination?
What PPC Engine to Start With
Affiliate Marketing On A Low Budget
What the user sees after they click on your ad. The landing page game is changing now, read up and get ahead of the crowd.
Setting Up Your First Landing Page
Types of Landing Pages
Landing Pages And The Urgency Of Time
Mad lib form style testing results
Creating an Adwords-Ready Landing Page
Landing Page Quality Score
Cloaking Affiliate Links
Landing Page Keys to Success
What the user sees after they click on your ad. The landing page game is changing now, read up and get ahead of the crowd.
Photoshop Guide For Affiliates
Researching keywords is something most people complain about, hopefully you’ll get some good tips and shut your yap.
Uber Keyword Research
Keyword Research Secrets
Any good affiliate will tell you: track, track, and track. Testing and tracking are so important if you want to really take your campaigns to the next level.
Landing Page Rotation Script
Keyword Tracking with Encryption
Split Testing Affiliate URLs
How to write compelling ads that users want to click on.
Writing Your First Ads
Creating PPC Ads That Stand Out From the Crowd
Click-Through Rate (CTR)
Getting that CTR up in your ads.
6 Seductive CTR Tips
Tuesday Tips – Improving Landing Page CTR
Getting the user to convert once they make it to the landing page.
How to Split Test Your Landing Pages
11 Ways to Improve Landing Pages
How To Build Landing Pages That Convert
How to advertise smart in search engines and on web/social sites.
The 1 Penny Tip
How Super Affiliate Set Their Bids
How to Increase CTR of Your Facebook Ads
Those annoying popunders you get when browsing your favorite sites. Yeah…that could be you.
TrafficVance – Demographics & Tips
PPV Network Reviews
A Simple Way to Split Test PPV Landing Pages Without a Rotator
3 Ways to Increase Your PPV Landing Page CTR
Laser Targeting Your PPV Campaigns
Ready to play with the big boys?
So annoying that it gets it’s own category.
Getting Cheap Traffic on Adwords
Optimizing Google Content Campaigns
Google content network basic strategy
Conquering The Google Content Network
10 Adwords Mistakes
14 Adwords Tips for Beginners
49 Tips on Adwords
Guides written about utilizing specific traffic sources.
The Beginners Guide To Advertising On Facebook
Plenty of Fish. Plenty of Money.
Write your own tools instead of paying for a programmer.
Monetizing International Traffic
Misc. tricks that may give a small boost to some of your campaigns.
Increase Landing Page Relevance with Domain Aliasing
Once you’re a beast at your niche, some super affiliate tactics.
Becoming An Advertiser : Part 1 (Overview)
How To Scale A Campaign
My favorite way to learn is by reading other people’s experiences and experiments that they post to the public.
CS1.1 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 1
CS1.2 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 2 – Keyword Research
CS1.3 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 3 – Landing Pages and Tracking
CS1.4 – PPC Case Study Part 4 – Advice, Tips and Campaign Structure
CS1.5 – PPC Case Study Part 5 – Campaign Update and a Top Secret Tool
CS1.6 – Pay Per Click Case Study Part 6 – Stats Recap and Going Forward
How I Generated $1,700,000 in Auto Sales Despite a Weak Economy
Plenty of Fish Case Study – CPM Bid Effects – Results
How I made $7,144.00 using TrafficVance.
$10k PPC Experiment
$10k PPC Experiment Part II
Case Study : Diet Pills – How I Ran It
Pay Per Click Network Challenge
Information-Packed Forum Threads
Threads that are packed with good conversation about affiliate marketing. You may find one or two gems.
NEW Facebook Ads
Plentyoffish Self Serve Advertising.
UKoffer Question Thread
Super Affiliate Mindsets
I have no idea how I came across your blog and who you are but your blog is fast becoming my favorite read. Excellent advice and a great post, thanks a million for spending the time to write it up mate.
All the best,
I am going to post this one for sure…
Hey, thanks for adding links to some of my articles! Your blog is great, I’ve been subscribed ever since I read your post on Shoemoney.com
Awesome list of resources! It’s really true, if you do your research you can find a TON of great free info on how to do affiliate marketing.
Great list, I am going to bookmark this one! Thanks
Likewise, I have no idea how this got in my feedreader, but great list. Diorex is a great blog, and he started posting again as well. Look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
Great blog post. Going to be a good reference!
Only link I’d question is Wordtracker paid as I find their keyword search volume reports can be way off. Spyfu.com imho completes the Keyword Research list.
for the keyword lists I would say KeywordSpy is the best, but wordze should be in there too.
Nice list though, a lot of stuff to sift through that’s for sure.
Keep it up SUP3RNOVA
Great stuff…I love that you are giving away alot of the same info that other IM are charging for..
Your blog has become my favorite discovery of the year.
Looking forward to yoir future posts..
Great list of resources. I wish I’d had these when I started!
Stumbled, Dugg, and subscribed. Keep up the awesome work. =D
Ok. Time to start reading. There is a lot of reading to do to get through all of it.
This is the post I’ve been waiting for Paul. This ought to keep me busy for the next several days.
Two quick questions. I am trying to sign up for an affiliate. What do most people do, enter an SS# or get a tax ID? Also the site I plan to advertise on is like what you had done on facebook, what do I enter for my “website URL/Traffic/Etc…”? I am very new to this.
I want to turn $80 into $200 if possible… Then see how far this can go.
Unless you’re running it under a corporation, just use your SSN.
For your website, just put “affiliate landing pages”.
Hey Nova, if we ever get to go snowboarding together, i’ll buy you a lift ticket for putting together this list. That is a super cool move. – OFF TOPIC QUESTION – What is your favorite place to ride?
Now i’m off to read all these articles…
I just board around where I live in Southern NY.
Ever been to Hunter Mtn? I drove up there once b/c they open the earliest in the season w/in driving distance of me in Central PA, Lancaster County. For some reason I thought you were in the midwest. I’m going to Rochester NY to the Higher Education Web Developer Conference in Mid Oct. I know it’s not Affiliate Marketing but it’s what i’m into to pay the bills for my family while I work at Elizabethtown College and build my Affiliate Business.
your link to the free wordtracker keyword tool is incorrect, it is freekeywords.wordtracker.com now
Hey great information. i just subscribed to your blog. i’m a struggling affiliate. hope to turn that around. thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
This is a great list! Do you think you’ll be publishing a guide that’s more kinda ‘step by step’ or is there an assumption that people already know some of the basics?
SUP3RNOVA, i know you from digitalpoint forums. You’re a helpful guy. I have a question. Hopefully other can benefit for it as well.
As an affiliate do you encourage newbies to test water with ppc promoting clickbank products or promoting lead (zip, email and name) offers from networks like copeac and CPA Empire. I have seen zip and email offer on both networks with payout of $1-$5. Which network do you recommend?
I have had okay experience with promoting clickbank products. However, the conversion rate is really low. I have never tested promoting small zip and email offers. I imagine, the conversion rate is probably really high with these? What’s yout experience is been like with these offers?
Yes, I agree to Daniel saying “for the keyword lists I would say KeywordSpy is the best, but wordze should be in there too.”
I used keywordspy too and it gives me an opportunity to immediately track down competitors and gather keywords for the promotional campaign of my online business.
KeywordSpy is keyword research technology where you can also earn and even surpass what your competitors are making with Google Adwords and Overture. KeywordSpy gives you the key to their success: a good ad-campaign with the right keywords.
This guide is awesome. I’ve been wanting to crack the lead/landing page game, and found some incredibly useful info.
I also linked you off of my website.. You got yourself another loyal reader!
I have be in few affiliate network but due to incentive traffic and cause my account suspended. I am not sure what kind of traffic is allowed. Not even allowed to drive traffic from forum. Hope some one can give some guide. I will also do my best to read the recommended article at here. Thanks
Thanks Paul for the link ;)
No prob :).
Bookmarked…..now I just need some time to read it :P
Splendid. This is a great list of advice. I am very keen in affiliate marketing but pretty slow in the progress. Had subscribe to your RSS and you had been a great help.
I guess this beats asking you questions on IM or email like
how to make tons of cash?
how to start making money?
how to advertise…
Nice stuff.. subscribed to your feed.. this is gold
can’t seem to read the article
White Websites Convert
I am sent to a wordpress login
I logged in now I’m redirected
to my landing page…
was the article interesting???
If you refer to Diorex blog, it’s offline for a while now!
You still able to read his great posts by using:
Just copy the url mentioned here and pasted it at Archive.org!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Great blog! Please keep’em coming and expanding.
BTW, your link for Hydra is not working? (I got your nice 404 message) ;-)
Thanks again man, you’re an inspiration to us all.
Hi there, I know you don’t need my traffic sent your way, but this is just about the best guide I’ve seen on the topic and I’m including it (and your blog) in this week’s Sunday Seven, so stop by if you like!
This is a really great list of resourceful links. I have always wanted to delve deeper into affiliate marketing, I think if done right, it is highly profitable. Now I know where to come for all my affiliate marketing information.
Thanks for the great article!
Teen Blogger Fabien
This is a great guide, but it all seems to be about PPC marketing and google adwords. Do you have any guides on other affiliate marketing strategies like bum marketing? Or ways to make money with very little to no investment just to get some start up capital?