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#1 Sell Other People’s Products
Basically you drive traffic to your affiliate page, and if anyone buys then you get a commission on the sale. Clickbank & PayDotCom are great places to find ebooks where you can earn up to 75% commission.
Now although I’ve put this as #1 I don’t rely on this as my main source of income. If I was to spend all my time driving traffic to other people’s sites then I would be building someone else’s list rather than mine. The best way to make affiliate sales is to include them in your autoresponder series or promote via viral ebooks as part of your listbuilding.
#2 Resale Rights Products
This is where you buy the product and sell it on for 100% profit.
Now you should be carefull when selecting a product to resale. It should be a product related to a niche that your interested in, and it should come with graphics and a salespage that you can customise to fit your market.
If you combine several resale right products from the same niche you can put these together and sell as a One Time Offer to anyone who opts-in to your list.
#3 Private Label Products
This where you buy the rights to fully edit a complete product, and then sell it as if you were the author.
A lot more work is involved here, as if you’re selling with your name on the cover then it needs to be something that you’re proud of, and not just a series of rehased articles full of spelling mistakes.
A good tactic with PLR products is to take out a chapter and turn it into a viral report than you can use in giveaway sites to generate leads and send targeted traffic back to the main salespage.
#4 Create Your Own Product
If you’ve been targeting your list on a specific niche then you should have lots of ideas for potential products.
Typical content would be an e-book, a piece of software, interviews with experts, or a mentoring service.
Now in order to sell this product you will need to create some graphics and a salespage - I would highly recommend that you outsource the graphics and copywriting. Now this probably won’t be cheap, but the more you spend on your copywriting the better your salespage will convert.
#5 Create Your Own Affiliate Army
Now that you have your own product you should provide a way for other people to sell it.
If you sell the product using a membership script like Launch Formula Marketing ever buyer will automatically be given an affiliate link. By using LFM you can also give away copies of your products to the big players in your niche and get them on board as Joint Venture partners.
To really kickstart your online income it would also be great to get your product listed on Clickbank or PayDotCom so that you can get affiliates from all over the world promoting your product.