I had the opportunity to invite Amit Mehta and Anik Singal on the Friday Podcast to discuss challenges facing affiliate marketers these days, together with the impending launch of the PPC Classroom 2.0 program.
Amit’s is gaining a reputation as the $2.4m super affiliate and a regular speaker at events like Affiliate Summit and PPC Classroom.
Anik is founder of Affiliate Classroom and AC Certified, and recently ranked #2 in Business Week’s “Top 25 under 25″ article.
During our podcast, we discussed:
How Amit’s affiliate campaigns differ from other marketers
How to build your income to 4 figures a day
Steps you can take today to put together successful campaigns
The importance and how you can incorporate long-tail keywords in your affiliate campaigns
Whether there’s a conflict of interest between a merchant’s in-house SEO/SEM efforts and the efforts of affiliates
Amit’s “Hybrid Model” that he’s currently testing and will be teaching in PPC Classroom 2.0
I met Chad Frederiksen (better known in affiliate marketing circles by his moniker “CDF Networks”) at the Blue Man Group show at the Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas earlier this year, and he came across as a very down-to-earth guy.
Which is a little surprising, given how successful he is as a PPC affiliate.
If you haven’t checked out his site yet, you might like to read his posts:
Doubtless his creativity and work ethic have played a part in feats like hitting the top 10 affiliates from CPA network Azoogle (now a division of Epic Advertising) 6 months after he started up his PPC -> affiliate campaigns.
His blog at CDFNetworks.com contains a treasure trove of PPC strategies, tips and case studies.
Since he already blogs in great detail about his tactics, I wanted to get a better idea of how his business system operates.
During our discussion, we covered:
How you can get started as a PPC affiliate
How Chad approaches his marketing campaigns, including a number of key techniques
Chad’s recommendation on learning resources, especially if you’re a new affiliate
Evaluation criteria on deciding which affiliate offer to promote
How you can increase earnings from your PPC efforts
How and why building destination sites will help grow your business
It takes a lot to get me out of bed early in the morning, but Jeremy Palmer’s Black Ink Project kicked off to a great start today.
Jeremy talked about his start in affiliate marketing and the niches he’s in (dating, web hosting, music downloads, VOIP, online marketing), as well as criteria for shortlisting and testing viable niches.
More importantly, he also talked about a number of niches he “failed” at and eventually dropped.
If you’re not already generating a 5-figure income from your affiliate marketing efforts, you ought to sign up for Jeremy’s 20 session, free (yes…it’s free) training at the Black Ink Project.
I’ll be presenting content later in the series, and as the program picks up steam, I know that more than a few Super Affiliates are going to come out of this program.
The first week of training kicked off at 3pm PDT and continues the rest of the week.
Check out the full schedule and register at: Black Ink Project (limited spaces available).
The call recordings may be available 24 hours after the initial session.
Also, find out more about Jeremy Palmer’s strategies from his appearance on a recent episode of the Friday Podcast.
Note: US and Canadian BlackInkProject members have a toll-free number to call in. I made a long distance call, but it’s great to find out that webinar provider WebEx (a Cisco company) is providing real-time audio stream too.