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How to Make Instant Affiliate Profits for Under $500

Have you ever heard the term “you need money to make money”? It’s not something I believe in because I have done it with the exact opposite. I can tell you however, that it took awhile to make money without having money from the start. So to offer something to those of you that wish to make money immediately, I came up with this plan that has worked for me later on in life.

As you may or may not know, Google Adwords does not allow you to link to affiliate urls in your campaigns. That sucks because it would have been much easier to make money. But no worries, because this alternative methods works just as well.

Your first step is to sign up with hostgator and grab the unlimited business plan. This will give you an unlimited number of websites for approximately $15 a month. This is important, because you will want to perform this trick over and over again with different niches, and build up an empire.

The next step is to grab a yearly membership to Elegant Themes for just $37 and have access to all of their premium themes and new ones plus updates as they come out. We won’t be using free themes for this and promoting someone else’s links in the footer. We want to be greedy in this task.

Setup your WordPress blog, and choose a Clickbank product to promote. Make sure that Clickbank product has banner ads to assist in your marketing efforts. You can make sure they have ads by going to the product link and scrolling down to the bottom to find the “affiliates” link. Click on it and sign up for access if required. From there, you can see if they have banner ads for you. If so, then it’s a golden product.

Insert your Clickbank product into your blog post, and write up a few articles. Make sure this product is promoted in each article.

Once your blog is setup to make money, proceed to Google Adwords and create a new CPM campaign. DO NOT setup a CPC campaign as it will be wasted money at this point. CPM will allow you to get your ad seen 1,000 times for (guessing here) $1.50. This is a guessed bid, and it might be lower or higher. A CPC campaign would only give you a single click for that bid amount, while you can get hundreds of clicks for the same amount in a CPM campaign. See why I like CPM instead?

Make sure you link to your blog review on the product from your campaign. That’s the page we want to promote with Adwords and get traffic to.

People who are looking for that product or something similar will likely click the ad, and possibly purchase the product. All you have to do is play around with the niches and collect the commissions.

This technique is not limited to Clickbank. It will work for ANY affiliate program. My recommendation is that you at least have a monthly budget of $300. That amounts to around $10 per day in Adwords budget. Give it a shot!

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Brandon Connell

I am an author, blogger, investor, musician, and internet marketer among other things. I believe that one person can do many things in life.

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  1. Hostgstiors baby plan will give the same for around $8 per month.

    Also, writing reviews around products in this matter assumes you do not own the product nor most likely have you used it…at the very least be sure to do your due diligence and research the hell out of it before promoting. 😉

    Posted on 12-Jan-11 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Samuel
    Twitter: megabizflakes

    Awesome post Brandon! Great tips bro. Thanks for sharing. Have fun 🙂

    Posted on 13-Jan-11 at 10:23 am | Permalink

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