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The bulk of your earnings, at first and possibly long-term, will come from affiliate marketing. Since you don’t have websites of your own to display salespages, host download pages, etc, you’ll start out by promoting other people’s products and services for a percentage of the selling price, much like a commissioned salesperson in the offline world.
Not only is it expedient, but it’s the fastest way to get started as well, as there’s no need to research & create a product, build the sales site or try to find affiliates yet – you can focus on attracting targeted prospects and forwarding them to existing offers. This is also a very valuable learning experience, as even once you have your own online empire you’ll still need to drive targeted traffic to your sites, blogs, salespages and list-building squeeze pages.
There are a variety of ways to find appropriate affiliate programs for you to promote. You can start by searching at the search engines, searching for your niche & affiliate program. For example, in this instance it would be ‘real estate affiliate program’ or ‘investing affiliate program’, etc.
Keep in mind that the more directly tied to your subject matter the product or service is, the better your chances of making sales, since it’s your subject matter in your posts that attracts the people to your blog in the first place. Since you’ve ‘pre-qualified’ their interests and know they’re interested in that topic, it only makes sense to show them products and services they’re likely to want and need.
One of the best places to look for related affiliate programs is ClickBank, a service that offers affiliate programs for all things digital. In other words, they run affiliate services for downloadable products, collect the payments, then split those payments between the merchant and the referring affiliate. ClickBank is so large, professional and proficient at this that they’ve now paid out over a BILLION dollars without ever missing or being late on a payment!
So to start off, let’s head over to ClickBank and see what they have available in the Real Estate niche…