• Sun. Mar 7th, 2021

affiliate marketing has had a huge impact for us our primal video we're now generating over tens of thousands of dollars per month in passive income so in this video we're going to show you how you can start affiliate marketing for beginners and share our top tips so that you can build your own sustainable passive income the smart way step-by-step hey it's Justin Brown here from primal video where we help you amplify your business and brand with video if you're new here make sure you click that subscribe button and all the links to everything we mentioned in this video you can find linked in the description box below so let's jump into it affiliate marketing is an incredibly powerful way to generate passive income and in this video we're gonna run through everything that you need to know to get started and to scale your new revenue streams fast and if you stick around to the end I'm also going to share with you some of our top affiliate programs revenue wise to give you some ideas on where to start looking now firstly and really importantly I do want to stress here that this is not a get-rich-quick video this is a get rich smart video with the lessons that we've learned from a ton of trial and error and years figuring out how to make money online and how to make money that is truly passive so to be clear despite what a lot of people are out there saying that passive income is a myth or passive income isn't possible with the systems that we've set up we make money online 24/7 while we're asleep whether we work or whether we don't an affiliate marketing is a big part of that and you'll see why in this video now I also want to stress here that while passive income is amazing and it is possible but what most people don't realize about creating passive income is that there is actually nothing passive about creating it it does take work it does take time and it requires you to add and to create real value for your audience or for your customers but the good news is is that that's what we're going to show you exactly how to do in this video and I also want you to realize here that this is a long game you really need to focus on your audience or your customers and the bigger the impact you can have on them the more you're able to help them the more value you're giving to them the better this is going to work for you in the long term okay so what is affiliate marketing well it's essentially where you are paid a commission or a referral fee for referring ace so we're you're recommending a product or a service when whoever you've referred that to makes a purchase or signs up then you receive that commission or that referral fee for driving that sale now we absolutely love affiliate marketing because it is a win-win-win scenario it is a win for your audience because you are helping them you are recommending them products tools services resources that are going to help them achieve a specific outcome so it's a win for them because you're making that decision-making process much much easier and you're referring or recommending the products and things that you use and that you know will that be of benefit to them it is a win for the company that you are recommending or the service that you are recommending because you're driving them referred traffic it's not like you're sending them their heap of people that may or may not be interested you're sending them people that you know are interested in achieving that result or that outcome in which case they're more likely to sign up and to buy so it's a win or a value-add for your audience or for your subscribers is a win for the company because you're driving them traffic but it's also a win for you because you receive a commission from someone signing up after you have referred them through and that's really what makes affiliate marketing so powerful so how it actually works you will go on register for an affiliate program or a partner program for a product or service that you use and that you would recommend to your best friend then once you've registered with that company you are given a unique link that is tracked back to you you then post that link or mention that link could be in your YouTube videos or in your YouTube descriptions people click on that link when they buy you receive a commission because it is tracked back to you and your unique link so in a nutshell the quick version that's how affiliate marketing works now in regards to the actual Commission's themselves and how much people typically pay out it really comes down to the individual affiliate program themselves some affiliate programs will pay you a fixed dollar amount for referring a sale others might give you a percentage of the total sale or of the total amount of items in the checkout you might receive a percentage of that entire sale so some of the affiliate programs that were a part of will pay a fixed rate $100 commission for everyone that signs up using our link whereas others then like Amazon we are receiving a percentage based on anything that is in their checkout at the time of them purchasing so it's not just the one link to the product that we mentioned and just getting the Commission on that in Amazon's case you're actually getting a commission from anything that they have in their checkout at the time of buying obviously your link needs to be the last one that they click at that time for you to receive that Commission or for that to be tracked back to you so that's typically how it works for a one-time purchase but if you're referring people and recommending people purchase an ongoing subscription or something that has a monthly fee then the Commission's for that could either be a one-time fee as well or it could be an ongoing monthly commission that you receive for the length of time that the person who referred remains with an active subscription or remains an active purchaser of that service so an example like that could be something like ECAM live which is our top recommended live streaming platform on Mac they have a monthly subscription or a monthly fee so anyone that we refer to them that signs up we receive a percentage of their fee every month for the length of time that they are an active subscriber or a paying member to access ECAM life now I can't stress this enough you really want to come from the place of integrity with the products and services that you are recommending I come from a place where you are looking to add value to others and yourself by recommending things that you already use and the things that you know the things that you like and the things that you trust and the things that you know are going to add value to other people as well there is no point recommending products and services just because they have the best Commission's that's what a lot of the sleazy salesy and people that are giving affiliate marketing a bad name that's what they do and the flow-on is it's like you're referring your best friend to something that isn't any good your friend isn't going to be happy with you because you've recommended that they purchase something that isn't good so you really want to come from that place of integrity and look at the value that you can add to people with these recommendations so what you're doing here is helping people make a decision based on you know what is going to help them achieve a specific outcome and you're also going to save them a heap of time going out there looking at all the different options and making their own decision you can refer and recommend which are the ones that you use and why which is going to help them as well now one of the biggest questions that we have come up all the time around affiliate marketing is people asking if this will work for them in their nature this is the biggest discussion point with people thinking that's a right for us in our business but it won't work for them in their business or in their niche or in their industry so for us we recommend things like gear to shoot videos cameras lenses tripods microphones we also recommend software video editing software any other tools or other programs that are going to help people create better videos faster and see your return on implementing video in their business also services and tools like tubebuddy it's an amazing tool for helping you grow your YouTube channel and we also recommend things like kajabi which is the course or membership platform that we use to host our primal video accelerator membership or even other people's products or courses that we know are going to help people achieve a specific outcome so it's not just about being an affiliate for the really obvious things gear and tech but think bigger than that what are the other services and tools and things that you use that you would recommend to your ideal clients or customers or to your best friends so to give you some ideas in other industries if you are a dog trainer this could be the dog treats or the dog toys that you recommend that people use when they are training their dog or it could be a specific course that you recommend someone take to maybe stop things like their dog barking at the front door so something specific but something again that's going to help people achieve a specific outcome if you're a personal trainer it could be the gym equipment it could be the weight it could be the protein powder the nutrients the supplements all the things that you use in that you recommend people use to get a better outcome or a specific outcome if you're in the craft space it could be the specific dyes the fabrics the wool the knitting needles all the specific things that you use that other people will be able to use to can achieve a specific outcome if you're an entrepreneur it could be the books that you like that have changed the game for you or that you recommend people read it could be courses that you've taken it could be services that you use in your day-to-day life for planning your day it could be something like a journal like the 90 X planner to help people plan out their next 90 days whatever things you are using that you know will benefit your ideal audience so then how do you actually start with affiliate marketing well the first thing to do is to write out a list of all of those ideas all of those products and services that you use day-to-day that you know are going to be of value to someone else so you want to write out a list it could even be a spreadsheet that you're filling out here and then you want to go into a little bit of research and find out if those products or services actually have an affiliate program already now to do this it can be as simple as just going to Google and typing in the product or service name along with the word affiliate affiliate program or partner program they all mean the same thing in a lot of cases if they've got one you should be able to find that they're linked in Google or head over to the front page of their website usually scroll to the bottom and they should have some mention of affiliate or partner program down there if they do you want to go ahead and apply and sign up or register for that affiliate program once you've been accepted you'll be able to login and grab your own unique tracking link and then all you need to do is to share that link out and that's where you can put it in the description of your YouTube videos you can put it in your blogs in some cases you could put it in your emails and those sorts of things as well now going back to your list if there's any that you can't easily find if they have an affiliate program or not you could reach out to that company or to that brand and ask them in some cases they do have them and they're just not public on their websites in others there might be some other ways that you could work with them if they don't have an affiliate program right now now one really important thing I do want to mention at this point is that you want to be familiar with the terms and conditions or Terms of Service of each of the different affiliate programs most of them out there are pretty straightforward but some of them do have some strict requirements even things like Amazon are very specific around where you can and can't include their affiliate links and even have some text and a bit of a disclaimer that you have to include with an affiliate link now don't want to scare you off with that but there's definitely something you will want to be aware of now to really ground this and make it real for you I'm gonna jump across now and show you behind the scenes of some of the affiliate programs that we are part of just so that you can see what's possible so that you can see that this stuff does actually work all right so this is the dashboard on one of the affiliate programs that we are a part of this is set to report for a year to date so we've got everything back here to January you can see that we referred 417 clicks and $200 worth of Commission so this one it pays a flat rate $100 per conversion or per sale so you can see here the number of sales to six five five eleven and the dollar amounts on this end $200 six hundred five hundred five hundred one thousand one hundred right through to this month so far at seven hundred so that's one program that's a fixed rate per sale okay so we're inside another one now this one is set to show the last six months so for May 349 clicks 10 signups 8 customers bought us in two hundred and nineteen dollars this one here is a subscription-based service so you will get the choice to pay monthly or you can pay for an annual subscription and we get a percentage based on either of those so you can see here as well that the amount of clicks or the amount of traffic that we're getting on our videos over time is increasing that could be because our videos are increasing in views on YouTube and increasing in popularity or maybe we've created more content or have more links out there now that people are clicking but last month 568 clicks 13 people signed up which was 13 customers bringing us in 321 dollars us and this is another one here you can see total with this affiliate program we've earned twenty two thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven dollars since signing up towards the start of 2016 but if we come down here and have a look at the recent activity you can see someone signed up and purchased six hours ago we got $14 seventy nine ten hours ago $8 seventy six days ago $8 78 does serve only 10 days ago 53 70 32 now all of these here this is another monthly subscription so all these amounts are now dropping in monthly so obviously the new ones that get added in here just add to the base pool that we are accruing every month and then there's even some bigger ones here 545 and again this is pretty consistent month on month and it's growing and he's another one here now again showing year-to-date from January through to now in October you can see the amount of clicks that we're having you can see the number of sales here and then you can see our Commission's that we've received for each of those months so you can see with this affiliate program year-to-date we have done twelve thousand eight hundred and forty two dollars so you can see how these things add up and stack up over time these are just a few that I've shown you some of the bigger ones and some of the smaller ones now I have a massive pro tip for you here as well that is going to change the game with your affiliate marketing and it's gonna save you a heap of headaches as you grow with this stuff and that is to use redirect links or to own your own links and what I mean by this is instead of just sharing out your raw affiliate link that you're grabbing from each of the different products or each of the different programs that you're a part of instead of just sharing out that link and putting that link in your youtube description and on your blog and other places you want to make sure that you are using a redirect link so for us we use primal video comm /go voice lash the product or service name and that is the link that we are sending out and then we're using a plugin for WordPress called thirsty affiliates which redirects people so whoever goes to one of those links primal video comm for such go for slash product or service they are then redirected to where we want them to go to our affiliate link so they're still taken to the same place but there's two main benefits in this the first one and the main one is that if that affiliate link changes and we have been a part of affiliate programs that update their links from time to time if you've got that link pasted everywhere multiple YouTube videos on your web sites and those sorts of things it would be an absolute pain to go back and to replace those in all of those different places whereas if you're just sharing your own redirect link all you need to do is to log into your service like thirsty affiliates and update the link to the new one then across all of your videos or any way that that link is already placed everyone that clicks it will be taken to that new link or that new location so that's going to save you an absolute ton of time and headaches but also it's going to make your links look a lot better especially if they're branded for your company or your channel name or your business like ours primal video comm 4 is they should go so it looks a lot better and it's also a lot shorter than some of the affiliate links that you will get out there some of those can be ridiculously long so thirsty' affiliates is the wordpress plugin that we use to do that but you could also use any of the other redirect services out there to manage those links for you now earlier in the video I mentioned that I would also share with you a few of our top affiliate programs and why they work so well so the first one is a pretty obvious one and that is Amazon now Amazon as you know they pretty much sell everything which means that you can sign up for their affiliate program once and then you're able to use that affiliate program to drive people to an absolute ton of the products that you recommend so for us that's things like microphones cameras tripods any other tools that we can recommend people use to get a specific outcome and again the other big benefit with Amazon is you're also able to receive a commission from anything that someone has in their check out that time of purchase not just for the one link that they clicked or the one product that you referred them to and another one that I've already mentioned in this video is ECAM for their live streaming software ECAM live again that's the live streaming software that I actually use for any live streams that we do and it makes it really easy for us to recommend to our audience and they have an ongoing monthly subscription which means that our Commission's or our referral fees from them our ongoing monthly commissions as well so the cool part about that is we're receiving ongoing commissions from them every month now two others that I want to mention are for active campaign and convertkit now these are both email platforms and these are both products that we've used and that we recommend to our clients and to our audience to help them grow their email lists and to manage everything and build out automations all to help them grow their business and grow their revenue online we have a big focus on helping people with this stuff our primal video so while the two of those are very similar and yes there's a lot of overlap between them we actually recommend them different people if you're an absolute beginner looking to grow your email list convertkit is probably going to be the one for you if you're someone who is looking for more advanced automations and advanced features and those sorts of things then that's what we would recommend activecampaign and both of these are a monthly subscription service so people are paying monthly to use these services we are receiving a percentage of what they're spending monthly as our commission or as a referral for referring those sales but they also make it so easy for us to promote because these are the tools that we know are going to make the difference for our audience and people who are interested in using them so those are some of our top affiliate programs but there really is no limit to how many affiliate programs you could be a part of as long as you're coming from that place of integrity now if you're someone who is really serious about growing and scaling your affiliate income then having an email list and growing that email list is one of the most powerful ways to do it so linked on screen is a free training workshop that we put together showing you how you can grow your email list organically using YouTube there's also a link in the description below so make sure you check out that training and I'll see you in the next video

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