A few weeks back my live show covered the topic of using Google AdSense & Affiliate Marketing to earn an income online. I did some live training and gave out marketing tips that apply not only to people doing AdSense marketing or other kinds of work at home type business, but these tips also apply to any sized business. The same basic marketing principals apply.
The second half of the show I took live questions over the chat and my call-in line. Some greate questions were asked (and some great answers were provided I hope)
Watch the video below to see the entire broadcast:[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/999903" height="260" width="320" /]
Resources discussed during the live show:
Market Research Strategies:
You can look for high paying AdSense markets or high paying CPA markets like insurance, mortgages, real estate, hosting, etc...
You can also look for high volume markets that are easier to get traffic, but harder to get top money. Example types of high volume markets: Celebrity, Pop culture & Television related
Use Google trends to research these.
These markets have lower cpc payouts & lower per lead payouts but can still be profitable since it's easier to get traffic. Test using CPA offers like Zip submits & email submits on these kinds of markets.
Browse commission junction & CB for new products:
Getting Started with AdSense & Affiliate Marketing:
Once you've picked your 1st market: go to Hubpages and create 2 or 3 hubs on this market. Get links to them. Then Sign up to AdSense via Hubpages.
Build your site:
Use WordPress installed on your own domain name.
Use your keywords in your titles & body of your posts
Submit to blog directories
Only after your site has content and is indexed in google then put adsense or affiliate offers.
Test various affiliate offers and track which is converting better. promote it more. Remove non converting offers.
Build a list: use aweber
Signup to: webmaster tools and submit sitemap:
Determine up front what the purpose of your website is & stick with this purpose from top to bottom. Including how you place your ads. Some questions to ask yourself on ad-placement:
- What is the user trying to accomplish by visiting my site?
- What do they do when viewing a particular page?
- Where is their attention likely to be focused?
Take a look at: Google's own guide on where to place your AdSense ads .
BASIC Google Adsense rules:
For tonight I'm assuming no blackhat stuff. Everything I'm going over is 100% whitehat and shouldn't get you into trouble.
Sign Up To These Affiliate Networks I Mentioned: