Affiliate marketing is one of the easier ways to make money online, but building bigger affiliate marketing residual commissions can be a tough slog if you don’t know the key. For most affiliates, especially those just getting started, your blog is that key to bigger residual commissions.

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These days there’s a plethora of advice about making money online. They’ll tell you to use your social media accounts to get sales – but if you’ve tried affiliate marketing on social media you already know how hard it is to get people to click your affiliate links. Others tell you your e-zines will make you the bulk of your money, and that’s true – once you have a big enough, tightly-targeted opt-in list. But just how do you build that list, and how do you make money online while you’re still building it?

And then there’s the whole issue of residual income opportunities… In order to get ongoing monthly commissions, you have to get people to take action on offers that charge them a monthly fee. Generally speaking, these are the hardest affiliate sales to make, as most buyers would rather pay once for something upfront rather than add to their ongoing monthly overhead.

So what’s the answer, the key to making bigger affiliate marketing residual commissions? Your blog. And why is your blog the key?

  • People on social media sites aren’t there to shop – they’re there to socialize and be entertained and informed. Getting them to click a marketing link is much harder than getting them to click through to a blog post that interests them. Use that blog post to warm them up and THEN send them to your affiliate link.
  • You can use your blog post to pre-sell the opportunity you’re about to lead them to. Discuss the importance of reliable, affordable hosting for their business websites before sending them to a hosting solution. Discuss the advantages of ‘being in the know’ before recommending that finance & investment membership site. Focus on how healthy they can be and how sexy they’ll look once they’re really fit before suggesting they join that exercise forum. If they’re thinking about all the benefits of membership when they click your affiliate link you’ll have a much better chance of turning that reader into a customer that earns you recurring affiliate commissions.
  • Use your blog sidebar to offer visitors related materials for free when they join your opt-in lists. An e-book, audios or videos can be a powerful incentive to a targeted prospect, and once they’re on your list you’ll be able to reach them time and again. Remember, over time your lists will evolve into your biggest source of affiliate commissions, so make sure your opt-in box is in the sidebar where it’ll show up on every post you make!
  • With a bit of thought you should easily be able to come up with half a dozen or more features and benefits of the offer you’re promoting and you can focus on one in each of a number of posts for that same offer. Do 2 or 3 posts in a row like that when you first start as an affiliate for the site then space the rest out, using one for every 3, 4 or 5 posts you make.
  • Finally, remember that each post remains online and archived on your blog, waiting for new readers weeks, months or years from now. If you’ve done proper search engine optimization (SEO) on your posts as you go along, there’s a good chance they’ll stay in the search engine listings for good, each another sign post leading back to your blog.

From there, just be sure to get as much targeted traffic to your blog as you can. Set up a ‘revolving door’ – link from your social media sites and e-zine to your blog, and be sure to have links to your social media profiles and your opt-in form on your blog. The more legitimate help you can give people on various sites online, in your e-zine and on your blog, the bigger your affiliate marketing residual commissions will be!

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How Can The ClickBank Crash Course Help Your Affiliate Marketing Business?

When I put the ClickBank Crash Course online at http://www.affiliate-jumps.com this week, most of the initial interest was from marketers looking for the information it contains about how to create products to sell on ClickBank, how to get targeted traffic to their products on ClickBank and/or how to write effective sales copy for salespages on ClickBank.

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And that’s natural… After all, this is a complete ClickBank Success Library – 15 e-books covering the ClickBank market & mindset, creating text-based products, audio products and video products to sell on ClickBank, even how to build membership sites to sell there. Also included are three e-books on copywriting and two reports on search engine optimization – specifically on SEO strategies to use vis-a-vis your ClickBank products & supporting sites.

The 15 E-Books in the ClickBank Crash Course

The 15 E-Books in the ClickBank Crash Course

So How Does The ClickBank Crash Course Help Affiliates?

Helping You Pick The Best ClickBank Products To Promote…

This amazing collection of powerful information about ClickBank is easily the most comprehensive ClickBank training resource around – agreed? So if it’s able to teach merchants everything they need to know about creating and marketing products in the ClickBank marketplace, it only makes sense that it’s also a great guide to choosing which products to promote on ClickBank!

Think about it for a moment – if you know how to create the best products for that marketplace, it’s easy to judge which products should excel there, right? And if you’re looking to really dominate ClickBank as an affiliate marketer, it’s best to make sure you’re only promoting products that not only are genuinely helpful, but also best suited to that market’s audience.

Helping You Evaluate The Merchant’s Sales Copy…

Once you’ve read the 3 ClickBank Copywriting Secrets e-books you’ll know what the salespage should look like for the products you want to promote – and you’ll be able to judge whether the merchant’s page is up to the task or not. How effective the salespage is directly affects your conversion rate and, as such, determines how much or how little pre-sell you’ll need to do before sending your targeted prospects through to your ClickBank hop link.

Helping You Get More Blog Traffic

Every super-affiliate (and even most newbie affiliates) uses an affiliate blog to attract targeted traffic and pre-sell prospects before sending them off to salespages – online or offline, effective pre-selling is simple Marketing 101 curriculum.


“Affiliate blogging helps you build targeted opt-in lists, brand yourself and establish your credibility as an expert within your niche…”


Affiliate blogging helps you build targeted opt-in lists, brand yourself and establish your credibility as an expert within your niche – so obviously the better your blog does the greater your targeted traffic and, all else being equal, the better your affiliate sales and the bigger your affiliate commissions.

With 3 reports on copywriting secrets and 2 reports on search engine optimization strategies, this package is a potential goldmine for learning how to blog more effectively – affiliate blogging included – even though those 5 e-books represent only 1/3 of the entire ClickBank Crash Course!

It’s The Info You Need To Succeed!

This is vital information to your efforts on ClickBank, whether as a merchant or as an affiliate marketer. Download your ClickBank Crash Course now and upgrade your affiliate marketing results starting today!

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