How Top Affiliates Make Money and You Can Too.

How Top Affiliates Make Money and You Can Too.

Affiliate marketing is one of the most well-known and profitable online money making methods. You have probably heard of people making millions of dollars online through affiliate marketing.

But have you ever tried to find out what has made them so lucky that they have been able to generate that kind of huge income? Can you also do the same thing following the same methods? If they have been able to make millions, you should be able to make at least a small percentage of it. Why not?

Probably it’s enough for you.

You may not need millions of dollars to run your life. Perhaps, just a few thousand dollars a month or even less than that is more than enough for you. If it is, you should really read this article. Because today I will show you how top affiliates are actually making money.

Let’s Start With an Example …

I don’t want you to read a long and boring guide book. Rather, it is better to directly focus on what makes a small affiliate site so profitable that it can generate enough income for you continuously. 

Here is an example of a simple but highly profitable affiliate site …

TAOOFBADASSPDFREVIEW.COM ( Please type it manually to check )

If you visit this site, you can understand that the entire site has been built to promote a particular product called The Tao Of Badass. It’s a very popular ClickBank product where you will be making around $66.84 for every sale you generate. This is not the end. You will earn also recurring commissions on a monthly basis as long as the buyer continues to pay.

Product pricing screenshot

Obviously the product is good enough. So the seller is confident enough to ask for recurring payment. Assuming the product is good enough; most people will be satisfied with the purchase and would be paying more. As a result, both the seller and the affiliate will be making money continuously.

So it was all about finding a good product that can make a buyer happy. Now let’s find out how this product is being promoted. Take a look at their attractive homepage in the below picture.

Tao of badass affiliate site

Obviously, it’s a proof of great professional design. Remember a great design makes the buyer happy. A good design also makes a buyer trust the seller. Every link in the sidebar redirects the visitor to the sales page. It’s a perfectly optimized small affiliate site that can actually convert visitors into customers.

If you check the sitemap, you can see that the site has barely 5 pages. All these pages have been created with high quality content. So you can understand how much time it should take to build this site. Obviously, it’s not a very long time.

It is clear that the affiliate invested most of the time in bringing the site on Google’s first page. However if you follow the methods I mentioned in one of my previous articles, you can quickly discover that the keywords it ranks for are not very competitive. As a result, it’s not very difficult to rank.

The best keyword I found out is ‘The Tao of Badass Review’ for which is ranks on the first page within the first 5 results. Obviously, the site ranks for many other key phrases of that term.

Google Keyword Planner shows that this keyword is searched for around 2900 times every month. Look at the picture below. But my experience says that it is usually more than the numbers Google shows. I get more traffic from a particular keyword which is not searched for a lot of times according to Google.

Keyword search report from google

Also this is not the only keyword the site may be ranking for. There are a lot of other variations of the same keyword. According to Keyword Planner, this keyword group gets around 28710 monthly searches. Even if the site gets around 25% of clicks from Google, it’s around 7177 visits per month.

Obviously, most of the people who are coming to the site from search engines are highly interested to the product. This is the only reason why they are looking for reviews.

Since, the people who would actually search for this keyword are looking for information on this product; it’s not very difficult to convince them. With such a great design, high quality contents and awesome keyword-targeted visitors, it can easily be assumed that the site gets at least 1% of conversion rates.

Hopefully, it’s a lot more than that.

But still, it is making more than 50 sales every month. That is around $3342 ( 66.87 * 50 ) with recurring commissions. How does it sound to you now?

Oh! You just discovered that this site is making really a lot of money. The best part is that the affiliate is almost doing nothing but just keeping the site online.

You can see that the Alexa rank is not very high. These sites don’t receive thousands of visitors. But still these sites are earning a lot more than a lot of other sites. Remember, Alexa rank is a good way to measure how many visitors a site receives. But it’s never a good measurement of how much a site earns.

I have seen people giving Alexa rank so much importance. While I don’t consider it something to be very careful about, I must mention that Alexa rank is not directly connected to the earnings of a site. Because there are a lot of different factors you should consider; mostly how the site is monetized.

Here are Some More Examples …

There are thousands of small affiliate sites online where people are making big money. The most important thing that you should learn is how these people are choosing a small market so confidently.

Hopefully, you can also do the same thing. Here are some more examples for you to research. The more you conduct research on these sites, the more you can learn. You can then utilize your knowledge to build your own sites.

WOWBLACKBOOK.COM ( Please type it manually to check )

Wow black book

The above site is promoting The Ultimate World of Warcraft Guide. The commission for every sale is $70 and this affiliate is definitely making a lot.

GAIN-WEIGHT-MUSCLE-FAST.COM ( Please type it manually to check )

An affiliate site

At the top of the page this affiliate site, there is a section to display the “5 Star Weight Gain Programs”. If you click on these products, you will be redirected to the merchant’s page through the affiliate links.

YOUROWNWINGMAN.COM ( Please type it manually to check )

Your own wingman

This site basically promoting a seduction course called Supernatural Seduction System. Here the seller pays around $30 for every sale with recurring commissions every month.

There are thousands of sites like this. Probably you have visited a lot of them. But you didn’t understand it. Many of these affiliates don’t disclose that they earn commissions for recommending the products.

You can also build a small website or blog, choose a small market and promote affiliate products. Hopefully, if you are smart enough; you will earn more money than you can imagine.

I have recently purchased and reviewed a product called Work From No Home by Peng Joon. It’s wonderful and I recommend you to purchase it if you can afford. It’s basically an extensive course on building small affiliate sites and making money from it. Read my review here where I am basically promoting it.

Please understand that I recommend it because it is helpful and useful. Please don’t spend money if you don’t feel you need it. I should not be held responsible for any loss of your money. I am here to help you and I try to share the best knowledge you need. Thank you if you purchase using my links.

The Most Important Things to Remember

While I am discussing about the kind of sites that make a lot of money, I can ignore the fact that there are also sites that don’t earn a lot. The reality is that more than 50% of affiliate sites don’t work. Most of the affiliates fail online and never make a single dollar.

If You Don’t Want to Fail, Remember This Points …

1, Affiliates who don’t choose a small market usually fail. Mostly it works for choosing a perfect keyword and a perfect product related to that. Unfortunately most people are unable to do proper research and jump into the market. It’s better to review any product before you promote it online.

Use Long Tail Pro to find profitable long tail keywords. You may also use Keyword Spy, Moz’s Keyword Analysis Tool or even Google Keyword Planner.

2, It’s very easy to start. But it’s not easy to make it a profitable online business. Most affiliates choose products that many others are already promoting. It is important to remember that there are hundreds of new products being launched every day. New products have comparatively low competition.

Join CB Engine. It’s free to join. It’s a good place to track performance of any ClickBank product and track newly launched products.

3, Pick a system to promote any affiliate product and follow it with dedication. There are many affiliate programs where you need to work with dedication. Don’t be lazy and get left behind. Don’t always follow a particular program.

4, Increase your knowledge about the product before you promote it. Practice writing sales copies. You need to be a good writer. Your visitors should trust you and your words. So it’s very important to be a good writer at first. Otherwise, you may need to invest money to hire writers.

5, Don’t keep unrealistic expectations. Be sufficiently prepared and work hard. Stick to the methods you want to follow. Don’t promote products only for commissions. Think about the people who will purchase. There are always great products you can recommend. Find them and promote to the right people at the right time in the right way. Believe me; it’s enough.

There may be lots of other reasons that can affect all affiliate marketing efforts. However, the above list is quite enough and useful. If you follow the guidelines mentioned, work smartly and find a genuinely good product, you should be a successful affiliate marketer. Don’t keep unrealistic expectations, trust your ability and jump into the market. This is all you need to be successful.

I have now come to the end of this article. Hope you have learned what I tried to share with you. If you can implement what you learned today, it’s not really difficult for you to earn quite well. Please share this article if you can. Thank you for your support.

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  1. Amazing article Tamal, really helpful and interesting read for anyone who wants to start with affiliate marketing. Also it’s great to see that there are over 2500+ monthly searches for “The Tao of Badass Review” crazy ha..

    And nice to you see you have personally used some of those products and advices people to get use of it. This article should be shared more and build some backlinks to rank well on Google.

    I see a great authority site coming up in 2o14. I mean it’s already awesome. If you would like to write a killer post like this on and get the attention of thousands of visitors it gets, let me know and I would like to promote you over there for best visibility.

    All the best.

  2. I enjoyed the article. In every venture there is a lot of unknown and information to learn. I’ll definitely have a look into the product recommended.

    All the best with this current project of yours.

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