It’s Quiet… Too Quiet.

by Josh Todd on April 4, 2011

There has been a major lack of posts on this blog lately. Why is that? Quite simply, because I’ve been too busy making money to blog! I’ve found that my post frequency is inversely proportional to my income. When I’ve got lots of irons in the fire and paychecks are rolling in, I barely can squeak out a post every other week. But when I’m in plotting mode and thinking about the next campaign, sometimes I will post every single day because my brain is working overtime with ideas.

The good news is this: despite what you have heard, Affiliate Marketing is not dead. There is still plenty of money to be made out there, and most of it is in the same old verticals and niches that have been around for years now. So if you are struggling still trying to find that first big break, do yourself a favor. Spend some time studying what people are doing in the big niches. I’ve heard them called “evergreen” niches because they seem to have a never-ending demand.

TMNT Pizza Time

Raphael truly understands the concept of supply and demand

The plus side to these verticals is that they have so much potential and longevity. The down side is that there is more competition. But competition can be good. It keeps everyone on their toes. The next question is obviously, “How do you beat the competition?”. The answer to that is simple as well: BE CREATIVE!

Just because there is a lot of competition on an offer or a niche does not mean that there is only one way to promote it. If there are too many people bidding on the offer domain in Traffic Vance, then take a different approach! Think of who the offer appeals to. Think demographically. Think globally. Think of new landing pages or different ways to sell the offer that aren’t so obvious. This is truly what separates the men from the boys in Affiliate Marketing.

The bottom line is this: people are making money hand over fist right now, every single day. Are you going to do what it takes to be one of them?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Vitaly Makarkin April 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Turtles! I love this cartoon and movie, my favorite is LEOnardo ;)

Very good point to look at old things in a different point of view to make things happen.

And I see the new commenting plugin, looks awesome. Why not the Disqus ?

ps: I really love the "Subscribe to Replies / All New Comments" option

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Josh_Todd April 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

I dunno I like Intense Debate better. Thought I would give it a test run. So far not too smooth since it didn't alert me I had all these comments pending for 5 days now!

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BossReyes April 6, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Truth, more busy we are the less we let others know about our lives.

Keep up and keep hustlin

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Jason April 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hey Josh, Thanks for all the good posts on PPV. I also downloaded and read your PPV 101 guide too, which was a solid walkthrough. And I've read PPV Playbook's guide (which is stellar) and PPV mass traffic (which was wasn't very good IMO compared to yours and PPV Playbook) and every other guide I could find. Now I'm getting signed up with the networks and set up Prosper202. But I still don't understand some of the legal aspects of PPV even after reading MediaTraffic's T&C's. Any chance you could shed some light on this? For instance, I'm still wondering:

–Is it okay to use the company &/or product name, logo, or branding colors of the offer you're promoting on a PPV landing page?
–Do you need any disclaimers on landing pages–e.g. "XXX trademark owned by their respective owners", "not associated with [offer company]", etc"?
–Is it okay to promote an offer on the root domain of that same company's site? To make it easier for prospects to find that offer. It'd be just one url among all the relevant ones on which to promote the campaign.
–Any other legal pitfalls to watch out for?

Oh, and do you have any tips on protecting your PPV campaigns from CPA networks who run their own offers too (cloaking in P202?) or from the PPV networks themselves (can anything be done?) so they don't steal your campaign ideas?

Thanks man. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you get a break from crushing it.

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Jason April 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Cool. Thanks for the reply! I'm getting signed up with MediaTraffic today and once NeverBlue finishes my app (partially approved, just waiting for the call), then I'll be rolling. Thanks again! I'll be checking back. Will let you know how my first campaign goes!

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