You can learn more about affiliate marketing from ‘Super Affiliate’ Rosalind Gardner than from any other individual online today. Starting out in the late 1990s, Rosalind took her interest in online dating and turned it quickly into a half million dollar a year business she can run from home. Earning this type of income made it possible for her to travel the world, so now she runs this same business from wherever she happens to be that has a high-speed Internet connection.
All of her income is derived from affiliate marketing. That’s right, the only product she has, after more than ten years of working online, is the eBook she has written on How To Become A Super Affiliate. I recommend going through this 209 page eBook page by page to learn exactly how you can get started in a similar way. That’s what I did and the results have been nothing short of amazing.
Rosalind worked for years as an air traffic controller. Even though this is an excellent career, there are strict regulations on when you must retire. Also, it involves nights and weekends, and Rosalind made the decision to change careers while she was still in her thirties.
She started her dating blog, and then joined the affiliate programs from several online dating sites. Each time she mentioned one of them in a post, or included a banner on her site, she had the opportunity to earn income as an affiliate. This can really add up over time. Soon she was recommending other products and services, including clothing, jewelry, travel, and much more.
These affiliate programs enable entrepreneurs to create a business promoting other people’s businesses and bypass the entire product development and product testing phases. This is huge in that you can literally start earning money on the first day if you are willing to set up a blog and provide helpful information to those who are interested in your topic.
She would write a review of the various dating services so her visitors could quickly understand the main benefits, pitfalls, special features, and other information to see if the service met their needs. If it did, and they clicked through her affiliate link to sign up, Gardner made a commission.
She also recommends not spending much on website design. I have always followed this thinking as well, and use free or inexpensive themes to get my sites up and running quickly.
Gardner also offers a newsletter from her dating website in order to update her visitors when new dating services and products come available. People look forward to receiving her information because they are so passionate about the topic. She is building trust with her readers so they are more likely to make a purchase using her affiliate links. Instead of just referring them over to the merchant’s site and losing them forever, Gardner captures them and makes them her customer first… and then hands them off to the merchant.This make much more sense.
So, what can you learn from Rosalind Gardner’s business model?
~ Keep it simple
~ You do not need your own product in order to get started
~ Affiliate marketing is profitable
I encourage you to read Rosalind’s Super Affiliate Handbook and get started today.