Tips for a Running a Successful Affiliate Marketing Company

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If you are reading this post, you have taken the first step in your affiliate marketing career.  Affiliate marketing is by no means a get rich quick scheme.  However, with a little time and effort, you can begin making money from home.  All you need is a little understanding of the Affiliate Marketing process.

1. Know Your Target Market

The single most important step you can take when beginning an affiliate marketing campaign is to know your target audience.  When you know your market, you can cut advertising costs and streamline your site to appeal to your market.  Most advertising sites give you the option to highly target your ads to a specific demographic.  When you know your target market, you can take advantage of this and create ads that will reach potential customers.

2. Be Trustworthy and Helpful

If you are going to keep the trust of your customers and make sales, you need to be seen as an expert in your niche.  Customers are more likely to purchase products from you if they feel you are an expert in your field.  Gaining respect in your niche can be as simple as setting up a Facebook Fanpage or starting a blog.  Give your fans useful information on the products in your niche.  Answer their questions and let them know that you are there for them.  When they trust you, they are more likely to take your advice and purchase products from you.

3. Select Your Products Carefully

You may feel overwhelmed when you first open Click Bank.  After all, you have several thousand products from which to choose.  It can be very confusing.  Take your time and research the products that interest you.  It is important to choose products that you have an interest in.  When choosing products, you have three choices; One-Time Sales, Residual Income Products and Lifetime Commissions.

One-time sales are often products such as eBooks or One-Time purchase programs.  With One-Time sales, you will receive a commission for the sale of the product.  Once the product is purchased, you receive no further commissions.

Residual Income Products provide continued income as long as a customer continues to use a service or site membership.   These include memberships to sites or services.  As long as the membership is in good standing, you will receive payments.

Lifetime Commissions provide continues commissions after the initial sale.  You will find Lifetime Commissions with storefronts.  With this type of affiliate marketing, each time a customer you bring to the site returns and makes a purchase, you will receive a commission on the sale.

4. Do Not Be Afraid to Switch Affiliate Programs

There are millions of products offered from several different affiliate sites.  Do not be afraid to switch the products you market or the programs you are using.  If you find that Click Bank does not have the product you want to market, try other programs like Linkshare or Commission Junction.  Likewise, if you find that a product is not converting, simply switch products.  However, if you choose to switch products, remember to stay in your niche.  Your site, blog, social media pages and customer base are targeted for your niche.  You need to continue offering products that appeal to their interests.

5. Constantly Change Content

With all the information readily available on the internet, it is hard to keep the interest of your readers.  You need to constantly update the content on your site, blog and social media pages.  If you find you do not have the time to write blog posts and articles, hire a freelancer to write content for you.  Facebook and Twitter accounts need constant new feeds in order to stay relevant and keep fans interests.  You will want to post to your wall several times a day.  Try running a contest or posting pictures and videos to your wall and encourage your friends and followers to tag the images or re-tweet the content.  This will give you a steady stream of content and keep visitors coming to your page.

6. Practice Patience

Successful affiliate programs are not created overnight.  They take time.  You will not begin making loads of money the instant your site goes live.  It can take months for your affiliate program to gain steam and begin bringing in money.  This does not mean that your program is not successful.  It takes time to gain the trust of your members.  They will be giving you their money for products and services and they are more likely to purchase products from you when they feel they know you.

Making money with Affiliate Marketing can be easy if you are willing to put the time into your business.  Creating your site and generating visitors is the first step in making money.  Take your time.  Work on your business daily.  With as little as 15 minutes a day, you can be the owner of a successful Affiliate Marketing business.


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  1. Quadree

    Your tips were very help full can’t wait to get started thank you Anthony

  2. Troy Holadia

    Anthony – Thanks for the helpful information on keeping my content current and updated daily. You make a good point about posting to your FB wall at least three times a day to keep your audience actively engaged. I’m going to put more effort in this area and should see greatly improved results.

  3. Laurel

    Thank you for always sending out timely and informative information.


    Very useful info. Thanks for being so helpful.I am having trouble deciding on a niche. I have so many different interests.
    Thanks again. Janie

  5. Nilda S. Labitad

    Yes Anthony! You are very right, “Affiliate marketing is by no means a get rich quick scheme”. It really takes time and effort and that’s what I’m doing right now….Anyway, thanks with this blog, it’s very helpful for newbies like me! You have a great day!

  6. Patti

    “Know your products, select your target”… this Info is working for me!!!!!
    Started at the beginning of August with small goals – make my 1st dollar.
    Got over 4,000 clicks so far, and my check is on its way soon.
    I work on my ads every day, fine-tuning my keywords and bids.
    Thanks for sharing, Anthony! You are a motivating mentor for sure, Dude!

  7. James Kahalewai

    Anthony………..Affiliate Marketing is the way to go. i’m studying all I can and still count on your help and blogs. Starting on month number 2 since joining your program. Thanks and keep up the good work, I’ll do my best.
    Thanks…….Jimmy K.

  8. Audreiy Kroll

    Thnks for the useful advise. A s Always, I apreciate your helpful comments and your happy attitude. Audrey Kroll

  9. Harold

    Yeah, these blogs are helpful, but where and what about your advisors that are supposed to be helping us?

  10. Madeline

    Thank you for keeping me up to date. I am working on this really hard and hope to be making money sooooooon! Thanks, and God Bless, Madeline

  11. Gloria Johnson

    this informations is very helpful, I set up a website,without knowing what
    I was doing, now I realize I need to completely redo.
    (learning take time being a senior citizen,smile)

  12. lennix king

    Thank you Anthony,this was very helpful,I am just starting and this is great info!

  13. Yvonne

    Thanks, very helpful. Appreciate the time, you use, in your effort to help us:)

  14. Ed Byrd

    This article was very helpful to me as a newbie. The part about Clickbank was particularly helpful. What a site!

  15. Pareicia Dowdy

    This is so simply explained.
    How do you approach product “owners” to ask about including them in your niche affiliate marketing site?

    Also, tell me a little more abot the content writing that will market your site. What are the best ways to tag an affiliate marketing site post so the SEO will hurry your way?

  16. Joyce Knake

    Always helpful. I feel like I’m trying to learn so much that I’m not sticking to one thing until I learn it. Like running around trying to put all the fires out.
    Blogging and posting is something I haven’t done yet although I do have a facebook and Twitter account.
    Now I just need to figure out what to write about , getting links etc.
    I did download your browser on Firefox. Looking forward to learning about that and hope it can eliminate some steps for me while checking out keywords and products.
    There is so much to learn ,it’s OVERWHELMING!!!

  17. Betty L Carbtree

    Anthony – Yes, this blog was more than helpful. It has helped ease my fear of the unknown path (for me) I’m taking. I CAN DO THIS I KNOW.Y
    Your Home Customer Support Team are very patient and kind. Thanks!

  18. Dennis R. Ward

    I’ll be number 5. Thanks for the tips, Anthony. I’m sure I have joined all the sites you have wanted me to join. I found my page that had all my usernames and passwords on it. You are AWESOME

  19. Sten Robert Netteberg

    Now I am beginning to see the logic in affiliate marketing. Thanks to you Anthony. I am a beginner…

  20. David

    Great tips, as I am a real newbie. I am in the process of reading your books, catching up on the e-mail, and trying to process this info. This is my third day in this business, and am really excited to learn more. So keep the info coming, as we all appreciate everything you are doing so much. Thanks again Anthony!

  21. Pauline Hicks

    Anthony thanks for all the advice on Marketing, someday I hope to have a very successful Home Base Business by doing online marketing. ty

  22. colleen dixson

    I’m just new. Going through lessons and trying to take it all in. Great Info. Thanks.

  23. Carol Amato

    Excellent information, Anthony – thank you so much!

    Need to improve on a few of these areas.

    Help just at the right time! 🙂

  24. Luis A. Deleza

    Thanks Anthony, as always your tips are great, it is very helpful to me. I will
    keep this information in my journey to success. Positive tips all the time.

  25. Lotus

    Intriguing ideas. However Tweeting and Facebooking multiple times a day does not sound realistic in my demanding schedule.

  26. Maxwell Fat.

    Thank you Anthony. I like the information you provide every time, Thank you again.

  27. Robert Edsall

    I really want to make this thing work. Should I buy any thing from you in addition to the book I have? I would like to get started now. I watched the Hanson Report this morning was going to get the books on the show and the DVD. Thanks in advance for the faith IN ME TO DO THIS RIGHT.
    Robert Edsall

  28. Ligaya Valonzo

    Anthony, it’s Ligaya thanks, your tips were very helpful to all of us. Please don’t get tired in sharing. God bless you and your family.

  29. Kontnon

    Anthony is constantly sharing inside info that is current & valueable. Thankyou!

  30. Pierre Mocombe

    I want to thank you once more for providing the kind of advice that will benefit someone starting the business. I certainly hope to be as successful as you and others are. Like you said, it does take some time.

  31. will griffith

    As always, very helpful, makes very simple what can be overwhelming. Thank you

  32. Judy Thomas

    Thanks for the info. I am new at this, and I read that I shouldn’t start following people on Twitter until I have my page set up. As soon as I do, I will tweet the post. It is a new world for me, and I am reading like crazy to catch up with technology.

  33. George Stojanovich

    Yes Anthony, your blog has been a lifesaver. I can’t thank you enough. But I really need to get to work.
    Thanks again i will be looking for more of your blogs.

  34. Rhea Berry

    Very well put together Anthony. If I screw up when I get good and started in your system, it won’t be because of anything you have done or said. So far I’ve seen great learning material. I hope I can do this and help take care of my 80 year old mother at the same time.

    P.S. I love the teaching with video’s.

  35. J. Michael

    Anthony this blog is starting to shed some light on what has been a roadblock for me trying to figure out this business!

    Thank you;

  36. Fred Jordan

    Thanks Anthony for the great tips on how to run a business from the affiliate market. What I learned is you need to target a market, get the trust of people by being there by answering questions and have a good product to sale. I want the residual and lifetime income.

  37. Ken or Joy Ganger

    Anthony, that was a tremendous help. I read it several times to make sure I got it all. Please send more like that. Ken & Joy Ganger

  38. basilhurd

    thanks anthony for your info i am new at this so please keep on sending your info thanks again basil

  39. rong

    It really helps. Now, I’m not in rush to start to post any products yet, I’ m trying to take the time and read your instrctions to get the ideal first.

  40. Joseph Mannix

    I like that you give us all the info for bettering ourselves. Please help us as much as you can. I appreciate all the help I can get!

  41. Sandra Hart

    no web site yet. yes the blog was good and helps me understand more about the affilliate program and you Anthony:) Sandra

  42. Lil K

    I am studying everything I can learn about affiliate marketing! Your tips are very helpful! Keep up the great work! Thank you

  43. Sharon Davidson

    It was helpful. There’s a lot to do. I think at the beginning it’ll take more than 15 minutes a day, at least it does for me. I’m still trying to understand the meaning of terms and how to use the computer. But it will all come together. Keep giving us tips.

  44. Jeremiah Afong

    Thank you Anthony, Yes this blog is very helpful and I did learn a whole bunch of things.

  45. C

    Thank you this is excellent info as well as motivation.I will continue to read your live,books,etc.because you really are the real deal!

  46. Pedro

    yes I learn but still I need to talk to somebody I have some questions and will be better talking
    God bless

  47. virginia

    this is great inormatin. Keep on the good workandGod abundantely bless you

  48. Guerra


    I watch every training video from you. I need 3 more weeks with MSU and PMI classes before i have more time to join these great bloggers on your site!…

    Keep up great job! 🙂

  49. Susan Bewsher

    Hi Anthony,

    Great stuff. Still learning……………reading……………..just dont know what the first step should be.

  50. Toyonnie

    Thank you Anthony for all the helpful update’s you have given me. This info will help me jump start my Affiliate Marketing Business big time.

  51. luke lukanen

    thank you for all the great information. i will use it in the future when i get my website built

  52. Angelia

    Hi Anthony. I just ordered your book,free website and cd I think, on Mon of this week. I am 64 and am very computer illerate. I am seeking extra income besides my monthly SS income. Trying to play catchup on all the info you have introduced me to in the past few days. It is a lot of infomation to process, but very informative and simply put. Thanks so much

  53. Shelly

    Great information! I’m so new I haven’t even received your books that I ordered! I’ll need al the help I can get!

  54. caver

    I’m attending the introductory three day seminar and your blog closely follows what I’m learning at the seminar.

  55. James B

    (Information X Experiance = Knowledge.) Thanks for the Information it helps greatly as I progress each day and gain more Knowledge. (Knowledge + Focus X Atittude = Money) (Money + Descipline = Freedom) !!! Thanks Anthony, keep the info coming!

  56. Diana

    Yes this did help. All have so far. I simply can not start my business any time soon, but am taking notes, listening to video’s, checking my emails from you at least weekly. One day I’ll be able to finish the books, watch/listen to DVD/CD’s, start doing as you advise when a few personal issues are resolved & time to do this right from the start! Forgive me for simply trying to find the time to even be on the computer once a week due to my extremely busy life right now. This to shall pass says the Lord. Thank you Anthony for all your help in what ever way we can use it, God Bless You!

  57. Kathie

    Niche – Still endeavoring to figure this one out. Thanks for the insight – trust, be an expert in your niche. Thanks!

  58. Kathy Brogli

    great blog and the info will help with my personal website as well
    Thank you, Anthony

  59. Chad N

    This was helpful, although I have read some of this information already. Really Excited About Making This Work For Me. I believe in you Anthony and hope I can look back on this in a year and Wow everyone!

  60. Deborah Perkins

    I wish I could talk to you about what I intend to do, I am almost convinced I should stop taking college courses and to invest all my time into affilliate marketing. I have purchased some domain names, even my domain name, but it is getting it off the ground that I need help with, and actually I need more time in a day. I am conflicted as to what to do. I am working towards an Associates Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media. I chose this because I was hoping to do all my own Web Designing for my business. I won’t be done with this course for another 2 years, meanwhile I still would like to have an income through the internet, affilliate marketing.


    Deborah Perkins

  61. John Hill

    Anthony I found this very helpful information like always. These are some of the issues that I need to focus on and your timing was great. Thanks for your support in helping me to get to Super Aff status.

  62. jean martin

    All of the info is very helpful, especially the info about Click Bank. Still new at this and trying to digest it all. Really appreciate you sharing all this info with us.

    Still looking forward to making my first dollar. What kinds of info should I post to my Facebook wall?

  63. Lorel Molder

    My head is spinning because I just started this a few days ago, and the computer wasn’t exactly my close friend if you know what I mean. I am over whelmed but determined to hang in there until it gets easier—I HOPE. Thank you for your help.

  64. Charles Goodson

    Yes Anthony this was very helpful to me. I am interested in reading everything I can get my eyes on concerning Internet Affiliate Marketing. Thanks for sharing this with me.

  65. John


    Thanks for the great info you just give us, your tips are so helpful, I am studying everything! Thank you so much

  66. Hermela Pagayanan

    I,m still constracting my website! Your very energetic! Hope you can come to the Philippines! Thanks a lot……

  67. George Hilliard

    I am making a strong effort to get stated and be consistent and dedicated and learning what i can.. I realize I need to get myas website up and running…not quite sure how to do that….and how to get attached and lined up with affiliates,,,,sorry i didn’t qualify for the success team but i am not giving up…..hopefully the fastcash software will be of some help….this blog was truly helpful and inspiring…thank you Anthony,,,better late than never reading this….

  68. etaylor

    Just starting, will use all the help I can! You have already been more help than the other “autoresponders” that flood my email with links.

  69. Valerie


    I really do appreciate your continued efforts. I must admit, you are truly a stand-up person, and have followed through with all you said you would. I am new to this industry and your program and have just gotten on-board with the Fast Traffic program. I am extremely excited to finally have a chance to get out of life, what I put into it, not just what a boss says you are worth. Thank you for all of your continuing tools and information and thanks for truly having the desire to help others make a better life for themselves . . .you talk the talk, but you are also walking the walk and that is a rare personal trait – and I thank you ! Looking forward to the day that I am one of your huge success stories and to one day being able to meet you – thanks for inspiring me & for not forgeting to Pay It Forward !!!

  70. joel prentice

    Very informative. Just getting started. All information will be appreciated.

  71. Cindy Mead

    In my opinion it says a lot about you that you talk and teach ethics along with business techniques. The truth needs no defense. Can’t wait until I have my own testimonial of success to share. Live, laugh and love.

  72. Chad

    Hello, I’m a little lost. I purchased your program several months back and honestly and embarrassing as it is, I’m just beginning to get a jump start on things. I remember I was given a website and some other nice helping items to get my business going, however, with time, all is lost. Can I please ask for someone to contact me. I’d really love to finally get this started! Thank you!

  73. Carol Law

    Finally, an honest, genuine sole that truely wants to help people get started on the internet. I have read and wasted time with so much junk over the past 6 months, until I clicked on one of your ads. I had just about decided that it just wasn’t meant to be. I was so confused, even though I have a website set up. I just didn’t know where to go next. You have put so much helpful, easy to follow, information at my finger tips. I look forward to using all the accessable tools to start making money soon.

  74. mattman

    please keep all the wonderful info coming-i really get alot from these kind of educational posts-really helps me to tye alot of the information together-thank you!!!!

  75. john

    Anthony, thank you for all the tips and insights, this is my first venture into affiliate marketing. But all your advise and tips have been extremely helpful. Thank You!

  76. Sharon Lucas

    Anthony thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to provide us with this great information, Im noting down everything that I get from your tips and taking action .. looking to see results

  77. Bryce

    Excellent information, particularly for someone extremely new to this as I am. Thanks.

  78. Kathy Shandley

    This tip for running a successful Affiliate Marketing Company is really going to help me. I appreciate your tips and although I am new at this, I really want to succeed. Keep these tips coming because I’m sure I won’t be the only one reading them.

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