Whether you’re new to affiliate marketing or a seasoned pro, it’s always good to see what others are doing. The best affiliate marketing resources will not only give you ideas for your own content (never plagiarize), but can allow you to connect with successful affiliate marketers. Many of whom blog, because it’s a low-cost way to get in front of readers. Organic SEO (search engine optimization) can be achieved by following the “Best Blog Format” found on YouTube.
The best affiliate marketing resources include blogs, podcasts, books, events, forums, social media groups, and YouTubers. Today I’m going to tell you about my favorite affiliate marketing blogs, in no particular order.
ProBlogger.net – Darren Rowse began blogging about photography school back in 2002 and has since become one of the most well-respected names in the field. I’ve learned quite a bit from his blog and podcasts and definitely encourage you to check out his site. The information he gives away for free seems almost endless. His blog introduced me to BuzzSumo, which provides analytical information that you can’t get from Google Analytics. BuzzSumo can tell you what content is being shared from your blog, what key words trigger that sharing, and even allows you to analyze competing blog’s content.
SatoriPrime – Brothers, Guy and Ilan Ferdman offer mindset training, coaching, and all sorts of tips for online marketers. They focus quite a bit on Facebook and YouTube strategies and share those strategies via blog posts and YouTube video. One of the first things I learned about blogging was from SatoriPrime, and that is to only pitch product or try to sell to your readers one or two out of every ten posts or emails. They really stress the importance of attraction marketing and building trusted relationships with your readers. Provide unbelievable value to people for free and the success will follow.
LukePeerFly – Chad French’s blog is associated with his affiliate platform, where members publish affiliate offers to the PeerFly network. PeerFly then takes a 5% commission from completed purchases. One of the things I learned from his blog is to check BuzzFeed for ideas, when I’m stuck and am having a tough time coming up with content to blog about. He was in a rut and decided to start a blog on one of my favorite TV shows, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and with that blog he’s since accumulated over 115,000 Twitter followers and 60,000 email subscribers. We don’t always have to blog about affiliate marketing or blogging itself. LukePeerFly is also a great resource for highlighting useful software for bloggers. His blog introduced me to Amplifire, which allows bloggers to create a full-screen pop up call-to-action, proven to make your blog’s visitors far more likely to opt-in. His blog also introduced me to PtEngine, another resource for converting blog viewers into customers.
SmartPassiveIncome – Pat Flynn is another great blogger who offers all kinds of tips and tricks for free. He has an active YouTube channel as well and has taught me about repurposing blog content. A written blog can be made into a podcast, eBook, YouTube video, etc.
Jack Canfield’s Blog – Jack Canfield is the well known motivational speaker who wrote the famous book, Chicken Soup For The Soul and he appeared in the movie The Secret, with many other respected guests. Jack coaches entrepreneurs from every walk of life and has lots of positive pep talk when you’re feeling like the odds are against you and your business endeavors. His goal is to inspire success in others by teaching mindset techniques and sharing what he knows about universal laws. He takes a spiritual approach to success in life. I do too, so I relate to him.
The Best Affiliate Marketing Resources Part 1 was about blogs. Look for part 2, coming soon!