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DotCom Secrets Review: The Ultimate Guide To Sales Funnels

There’s definitely an art to successfully selling products online.

And if you haven’t done it before, you will face a huge learning curve.

So instead of starting from scratch, I recommend learning from someone who has done it.

Someone who has created a successful online business and can credibly explain what works and what doesn’t.

One of these people is Russell Brunson, and in this review, I’m going to take a look at his book DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook For Growing Your Company Online.

WHAT IS DOTCOM SECRETS?

The book is only 254 pages long, and Russell has a very charming, engaging style that makes the book and easy read.

He fills the pages with examples and stories of his own business, and he does a really an excellent job explaining the different “secrets” that are inside the book.

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At the time of this post, the book has a 4.5-star rating with more than 500 reviews on Amazon.

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WHO IS RUSSELL BRUNSON?

For those of you who are not familiar with him, Russell Brunson is a highly successful online entrepreneur. He started his first business in college (selling potato gun DVDs) and he’s sold everything from shakes, t-shirts, and supplements.

He co-founded Etison LLC, where they launched the hugely successful ClickFunnels software.

RUSSELL BRUNSON Career:

In college, Russell had his first success as an online marketer selling potato gun DVDs. This small business hobby became an obsession, and launched Russell into the world of Internet Marketing, where he quickly became one of the top marketing minds in the world. Within a year of graduating college, he’d made his first million dollars selling his products.

Russell sold everything from shakes and supplements, to coaching, books, consulting, coupons, t-shirts, technology services, and software. He reached top ranking status in several network marketing companies, winning a Ferrari and generating 1.5 million leads in just six weeks.

The limitations and obstacles Russell encountered with the technology required to bring his sales funnels to life, became the birthplace of the idea for his software company, Click funnels. Together with his partner Todd Dickerson, Russell launched their sales funnel software in October 2014, and the company has grown to $100,000,000 and 55,000 customers in just three years.

 

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There is a total of 13 secrets shared in this book.

So let’s dive right into each secret…

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SECRET #1: THE SECRET FORMULA

This secret is all about being clear about who your “Perfect” client is, how and where you are going to find them, and where you want to lead them to.

In this digital age, if you are still using the “hit and miss” method of finding clients, your business will hardly grow.

It is so important to be clear about who you want as your client, so you can craft highly targeted marketing campaigns that speak to them.

As we know, we get bombarded by hundreds of advertisements every day, and we only read and respond to the ads that speak to us.

A friend of mine in the marketing field said to me that his company spends thousands of dollars on training for its employees to learn things that are being taught in this chapter.

But, in just a few pages (6 pages to be exact), Russell Brunson has made a comprehensive guide for you to find your “Perfect” client.

SECRET #2: THE VALUE LADDER

Believe it or not, there’s a value ladder in almost every business, and it is what sets businesses apart from its competition (financially).

So, what is a value ladder?
In McDonald, you buy a value meal which cost around $5, and it consists of a burger, fries and a drink.

The burger is the main hero in the meal, and it is supposed to be sold individually.

Hypothetically, the cost price of a burger is $2.00, and the selling price is only $3.00, McDonald earn $1.00 in profit. But, when they package a value meal, assuming the cost price of the fries and drink is $0.30, they earn a total of $2.70 (Selling Price $5 less Cost Price $2.30).

Here’s what McDonald did, they understood that consumers will not be satisfied with just a burger, they’ll want something to fill their stomach and drink after their meal. The fries and drink are what gives extra value to the consumers, and that’s why it is called the “Value Meal”.

Having a value ladder for your business gives you the means to provide better value to your customers (through a series of upsells) and at the same time earn a lot more money.

In the book, Russell explained the value ladder using the example of a dental clinic, and then he shares ways to identify the value ladder for your business.

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SECRET #3: HOW TO FIND YOUR DREAM CUSTOMERS

As the topic header suggests, this secret is all about finding your dream client.

There’s always bad customers in every business, and the reason is probably that your business is attracting the wrong type of customers.

Being clear about who your business wants to work with, will allow you to sift through and segregate good clients from bad ones.

The ultimate goal is to stop the wrong type of customers from entering your business and to get your dream client to be a raving fan of your business.

It’s easier said than done, there’s a lot of groundwork to be done.

So, the first step is to understand the concept of the congregation, meaning a group of people who have the same belief, values and ideas.

It is through this understanding that will allow you to go into the mind of your clients to extract the information you’ll need to attract them to your business. Sounds sneaky and unscrupulous, but it’s legitimate, and I am sure as a business owner, you’ll want to know how this can be done.

 

SECRET #4: FROM A LADDER TO A FUNNEL

This secret will explain what a sales funnel is, and how it can turn your small business into a big business.

Almost every big business in this world will have a sales funnel, you just didn’t recognize it.

A sales funnel is simply a sales process that will move your customers through a series of product offerings.

Successful businesses do this subtly, and customers will not feel that they are being sold to, instead, it makes them feel just the opposite, it makes the customer feel happy because they are receiving more value.

In this secret, Russell will walk you through the strategy, psychology and tactics you’ll need to build a sales funnel for your business.

 

SECRET #5: THE THREE TYPES OF TRAFFIC

Traffic basically means customers or prospects flowing through your online business (eyeballs on your business, your website, your offers).

If you are new to selling stuff online, you’ll want to understand the different types of traffic that are pouring into your business.

The three types of traffic are (1) Traffic your control, (2) Traffic you don’t control, and (3) Traffic your own.

Obviously, the traffic that you own is one of the best traffic because it’s free and you can use them to promote your current and future offers.

I’ll let Russell explain this secret in his book, but I’ll just say that the purpose of this secret is to convert “traffic that you control” and “traffic that you don’t control”, into “Traffic that you own”.

 

SECRET #6: THE ATTRACTIVE CHARACTER

This topic is further detailed and expanded into another book of Russell Brunson called the Expert Secrets.

This is where your business can separate itself from the crowd.

I’ll quote a paragraph from the book:

“An Attractive Character is a persona that attracts clients or customers and helps you build your following to eventually make sales.”

Simply speaking, it is how your customers or clients PERCEIVE you to be a person or a business that they can relate to, and an “Expert” in the industry. Russel Brunson gives challenge in his another deal One Funnel Away Challenge.

Being able to relate to your customers or clients is the first step in drawing them into your business.

Secret #6 will share with you (1) the elements, (2) the identity, and (3) the story lines that will help you build your attractive character, it doesn’t matter if it’s a person or a business.

SECRET #7: THE SOAP OPERA SEQUENCE

Ever watched a soap opera (a drama series) before? I’m sure you have…

What draws you into soap opera is because of the open loops of each episode that makes you want to know what happens in the next episode.

Using the exact methods of a soap opera, you can allow your clients and customers to understand your business better through a series of emails sent to them when they join your list (one email after another that has an open loop that draws them into the next email).

And, the Soap Opera Sequence allows you to build trust with your customers or clients that will eventually lead them to buy products from your business.

Once you have your Soap Opera Sequence, you’ll be introduced to what Russell calls “Seinfeld Emails”.

 

SECRET #8: DAILY SEINFELD SEQUENCE

A Soap Opera Sequence is a sequence of emails that you send to your customers or clients through an autoresponder, and the Seinfeld emails are sent through broadcast.

The main difference is that Soap Opera emails are meant to give an introduction and build trust with your customers or clients, and Seinfeld emails are meant to draw people back to whatever that you are selling.

Russell will also share with you why he doesn’t focus on writing valuable content in his emails, but instead he gives entertainment value.

And then, he ties entertainment to his products which leads people back to his products that he is selling.

That’s how you make money, not be giving product value, but by giving entertainment value. Weird, right? But, it works. I’ve tested it myself.

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SECRET #9: REVERSE ENGINEERING A SUCCESSFUL FUNNEL

Never try to reinvent the wheel!

Unless you have an unlimited amount of financial backup, you shouldn’t try to build a business that no one else has tried before.

I know, almost every entrepreneur will disagree with this statement, and it is only the smart entrepreneurs who would use this as an advantage.

Secret #9 is all about identifying and copying the businesses that are already successful (not saying that you copy them entirely (that’s violating the copyright law), but to understand the concepts and designs and mimic them).

You’ll understand the 5 variables of successful campaigns, and you’ll be guided step-by-step to reverse engineer a successful campaign.

Leveraging on other people’s success will probably get you close to, if not better results than your successful competitor.

 

SECRET #10: SEVEN PHASES OF A FUNNEL

This chapter will put together all the pieces of knowledge you’ve learned from previous chapters into one big picture.

As you know it, its called a Sales Funnel.

Secret #3 gives you an introduction of what a sales funnel is, but Secret #10 will give you a full understanding of how it works.

You’ll understand what “Pre-Framing” is, and why the pre-Framing is important to shift customers or clients from one phase of the Sales Funnel to another, to eventually the final phases, which is to become a raving fan of your business (your dream client).

This is a super important chapter because it details the entire concept of a sales funnel that every online business should have.

 

SECRET #11: THE TWENTY-THREE BUILDING BLOCKS OF A FUNNEL

Once you understand the entire concept of a sales funnel, now it’s time to build it.

Each phase of your sales funnel will have different building blocks, and you’ll be introduced to each of them.

I can’t comment much about this chapter because this information is only available for people who’ve purchased this book.

SECRET #12: FRONTEND VS. BACKEND FUNNELS

Every value ladder that your customers or clients climb, there’s a psychology behind them, and you need to use different types of sales funnels to address them.

This ties in with the knowledge you learn about the different types of traffic in Secret #5.

The concept is simple, you can’t expect to sell someone a thousand dollar product when you just get to know them (the cold traffic). It is possible, but it’s an uphill battle.

At the same time, it is not efficient to promote a low-ticket introductory product to your raving fans (the hot traffic).

So, for different types of traffic, you need to have a different funnel for each of them.

Once you understand this concept, your business will run in the most effective way.

SECRET #13: THE BEST BAIT

Every business will yield different results, and testing each of your sales funnels is important for your business to run efficiently.

Russell has discovered that by introducing a “free” product in his front end sales funnel will yield a better results, and you should try this for your business as well.

This is called the “Best Bait”.

Of course, the “Best Bait” is only to lure your prospective customers or clients, it is your back end sales funnel that builds the trust, get them to be excited about your products and eventually become a raving fan. It all starts with baiting your customers and clients.

If no one is getting into your back end sales funnel, no matter how great your product is, no one will know it.

So, the first step is to get your prospective customers or clients through your front door by giving them something of value for FREE.

 

HOW CAN YOU MAKE MONEY WITH DOTCOMSECRETS?

Of course, the most direct way to make money with this book is to implement the strategies inside.

The section on creating an Attractive Character and using Soap Opera Sequences and Seinfeld emails can be used by any online business.

And if you sell anything online then implementing any of the funnels in the book will definitely improve your profits.

I mentioned earlier that DotCom Secrets is part of the ClickFunnels ecosystem which has one of the best affiliate programs I’ve been a part of.

So you can also promote DotCom Secrets as an affiliate as well. While you won’t earn any commission on the front end sale, you will cookie anyone who purchases the book through your link. And if they buy anything on the backend you will get 40% of anything they buy in the future.

This is huge because you are leveraging Russell’s own funnel. It’s been time tested and you know it works.

 

DOTCOM SECRETS PRICING

The paperback edition of DotCom Secrets is currently selling on Amazon for $14.67. Or you can pick up the Kindle edition for $6.00.

However, Russell is also offering the book for free if you purchase directly from his website. You’ll just have to pay shipping and handling which comes out to $7.95.

I recommend buying from his website because this allows you to see his 2-step Free plus shipping funnel in action. You get a first-hand look at how the funnel works, and the value he provides as you go through his funnel.

As Russell mentions in the book, you should always try to re-engineer successful funnels, and this is a great way to do that

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed reading DotCom Secrets. It’s filled with a bunch of aha moments, and each time I came across one I would step back and think how I could incorporate the concept into my own businesses.

As Russell emphasizes, this book is a playbook. So it’s meant to be read multiple times.

Read it the first time to get that initial understanding, and then start using it as a reference as you begin implementing each of the strategies.

Overall, if you do any selling online, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy. I guarantee you that will learn something from it.

ClickFunnels Review by Kimberly Nichols

If you are in the internet marketing space and haven’t heard about Click Funnels, I would be a little surprised. 

ClickFunnels was founded in 2014 by Russel Brunson and has turned into a $360 Million Dollar SaaS business.  What’s even more impressive is that it was entirely self-funded.

Click funnels is now the fastest-growing non-venture backed software company in the world.

With a following of over a million entrepreneurs, he’s published and sold over 250,000 copies of his marketing books, popularized the concept of sales funnels, and helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their message out to the marketplace.

Russell’s training, teaching, and software has created over 206 millionaires who are in his exclusive club called the 2 Comma Club. Let me just answer the question may arise in your mind now, ‘Would I recommend buying a ClickFunnels Membership?'

The answer is yes – absolutely, but only depending on your position in your online business.

What is ClickFunnels?

ClickFunnels is a Drag & Drop based software, that let's create sales pages, landing pages inside the sales funnels that people have to navigate through in order to take a specific action (purchase a product, join an email list, etc). They are so much sure about the success of the user that they challenge its users by ONE FUNNEL AWAY CHALLENGE.

Why I Recommend This Sales Funnel Builder

  • I’m using ClickFunnels to build my sales funnels and I’m 100% satisfied with their services. Click Funnels was specifically designed to make it easy to create sales funnels and can make you an overnight millionaire, so you don’t have to deal with the tricky technical stuff to set things up. This tool lets you create lead capture funnels, sales funnels, membership funnels, e-commerce funnels and many more…

Whichever business you are in, as long as you have something to sell online, I believe ClickFunnels can help!

How Much is ClickFunnels?

ClickFunnels has two price models depending on the features of each plan. One is called Startup which costs $97 and the other one is Full Suite which costs $297.  The main differences between the plans are the number of landing pages and sales funnels allocated per month.

Before going in depth of this article I would like you to know about Russel Brunson, the founder of ClickFunnels

WHO IS RUSSELL BRUNSON?

Over the past 10 years, Russell has built a following of over a million entrepreneurs, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books, popularized the concept of sales funnels, and co-founded a software company called ClickFunnels that helps tens of thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their message out to the marketplace.

In college, Russell had his first success as an online marketer selling potato gun DVDs. This small business hobby became an obsession and launched Russell into the world of Internet Marketing, where he quickly became one of the top marketing minds in the world. Within a year of graduating college, he’d made his first million dollars selling his products.

Russell sold everything from shakes and supplements, to coaching, books, consulting, coupons, t-shirts, technology services, and software. He reached top ranking status in several network marketing companies, winning a Ferrari and generating 1.5 million leads in just six weeks.

The limitations and obstacles Russell encountered with the technology required to bring his sales funnels to life, became the birthplace of the idea for his software company, Click funnels. Together with his partner Todd Dickerson, Russell launched their sales funnel software in October 2014, and the company has grown to $100,000,000 and 55,000 customers in just three 

RUSSELL'S BOOKS

A USA Today & Amazon Best-Selling Book – Over 92,298 Copies Sold!

1. Dotcom Secrets

The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online

It's not about getting more traffic to your website or increasing conversions, yet these secrets will do EXACTLY that and more.

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Dotcom Secrets is a shortcut. It's a playbook that tackles the underlying symptoms of low traffic and conversions to exponentially grow your company online.

2. Expert Secrets

Find Your Message, Build A Tribe, And Change The World…

Your message has the ability to change somebody's life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at 

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the right time in their life is immeasurable. Expert secret book could help save marriages, repair families, change someone's health, grow a company, and more…but only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change.

3. 108 Proven Split Tests

Winners

Simple Tweaks You Can Make To Your Website, So You Can Make More Money Now!

Wouldn't it be nice to know if your page or 

108 Proven Split Test Winner

funnel was going to convert, without spending the money to push traffic through initial tests? The good news is that Internet Marketer Russell Brunson loves split testing and has already done 108 split tests that they are sharing with you in his popular book, 108 Proven Split Test Winners.

4- Funnelhacker Cookbook

Profitable Sales Funnel Recipes You Can Use in Your Business​​​​

The resource guide for beginner and advanced funnel builders who want to understand the elements and building blocks of a funnel,

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and how to pick the right funnel for the product or service you're selling. Easy-to-understand diagrams and explanations to help get your funnel up in hours instead of weeks.

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners in 2020

Affiliate marketing is a job which allows you to do work according to your mood and gives you the comfort zone. You don’t need to get up early in the morning, getting ready, catching the bus, stuck in the traffic and do the 9 to 5 job.  For this, you just have to get up when you want to leave the bed and just have to hold the laptop.

Affiliate marketing is not a low-income job, you can earn thousands of dollars overnight.  If you are confused about the fact that whether you can earn a handsome amount or not then believe it. In this era of computer technology mostly people using different online tools to earn a huge amount. For example, YouTubers, bloggers, affiliate marketers, etc.

The basic purpose behind the affiliate marketing is to promote a product of any company or in other words advertising a product. If we look at its definition it says “It is a process of getting a commission by promoting other company’s or retailer’s products or even companies. You select the product you like; you promote it to others and earn a specific profit for each sale that you make”. The products can be of any kind, it can be clothing, cosmetics and beauty products, books or anything and companies can also be of different kinds like construction companies, marketing companies and so on.

Affiliate marketing is becoming a huge market in terms of making money online. In this era, when the internet is a part of everyone’s life due to its advantages, companies also analyzed and understand its importance in promoting and enhancing their business. As with this technology, now the companies can spread their message to a huge and diverse audience and can promote their product with minimum advertising or marketing cost.

At the initial stage, it demands some time and patience to reach on a certain level. You need to find the retailers or businessmen and need to build up a relationship with them to do the marketing of their products. You have to expand your content list.

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How Do I Become An Affiliate Marketer?

Due to its benefits, people are more interested to know more about this business. If you have the question in your mind that how do I become an affiliate marketer then the answer is here.

If you have a desire to become an affiliate marketer, then, first of all, you have to create relationships with the publishers and customers.There are three main parties in this process, advertiser, publisher, and the customer.

An advertiser in affiliate marketing is the organization or company with an item or product to sell. While the publisher is the affiliate marketer  , who is going to promote the product and third and the last one is the customer, who is going to purchase the product after seeing the publisher’s advertisement or reviewing the content of the publisher on that specific product.

In this process, the advertiser gives a commission for promoting his product, to the publisher. This commission is not only given on the sales but it is also given on sending the heavy traffic to the website.

To become an affiliate marketer, you need to search for a product which is in demand. If the demand is high the chances of profit will also be increased.

After this, select the right merchant with a good reputation. Select only good and quality products relevant to the niche. To target your audience give them the quality content through blogs or site content related to the product. Create good and authentic content, and engage your readers through the content.

Don’t take your followers for granted and develop a strong relationship with them. Use different sources with more followers or more trafficking to get phenomenal results. Test and measure your performance by checking the results. Most affiliate programs give you the opportunity to see your performance and to put more effort to make it better. 

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How to start affiliate marketing for beginners? 

If you are a beginner in the field of the affiliate market you have to follow few steps for a startup. If you are ready to put in some effort and to give some time you can get success in this filed. The effort you put in helps you to sell your first product. And this first sale gives you the confidence and motivates you to keep doing the good work.

There are 6 stages to follow for the new beginners.

First of all, you have to decide which area you are going to target even before designing your first site. It is very important to know about the area and the audience you are going to target. Without this, you can’t even design a website.

Research Affiliate Programs

In the second stage, you have to search the affiliate programs according to the niche you have selected. Dig deeper and see which products they are offering you to sell. What is their fiscal policy? How much commission they are offering you to affiliate a product? Are they providing quality products or providing you any kind of customer support or not? It is the most important segment of the whole process.

Build a site

At this stage, basically, you put your research into action. Now building or developing a website is not a complicated process as it was in the past. For this, you have to buy a domain in less than $10 per month. You can buy this from different places like NameCheap, GoDaddy and Affilorama Domain, etc. After this set up hosting. It is like a house of your website. All your website files will be placed there. It is also very affordable and easily available. It is essential because your whole affiliate market business is depending on this. Next task is to install a content management system for your website. We mostly recommend WordPress to the new beginners as it is easy to use. Now it’s time to install the theme. It is suggested to select a simple theme contrasting with your niche. You can change it later at any stage. In its final stage, your website is totally ready and now it’s the time for you to create content.

create content

Once your site is ready, it’s time for brainstorming now. You have to create excellent content related to your product; you have selected from an affiliate program. To promote your product, it is important to create unique and quality content consistently for your site. Your content should be consisting of the characteristics of the product, you can give reviews on the product, write some blogs based on the keywords research. The topic of the blog must be narrow.

Build an audience:

Your quality content will help you naturally to attract the audience towards your website. They will not only read the content but will also purchase the product. Nowadays the most common tool used by the marketers to grab the attention of the audience is social media. You can use facebook, twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to promote your niche or product.

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What is the best affiliate program to join? 

While starting the work as an affiliate marketer, the most essential thing which you should keep in mind is the “performance”. To get the best performance and results for your affiliate campaigns. The first and foremost is the selection of the company or the program through which you are going to start your journey as an affiliate marketer. The few best affiliate programs are given below:

founder of clickfunnels

ClickFunnels is a well-known platform for all affiliate marketers. It is a magical channel of marketing that makes everything easy in a true sense. You can sell anything through this medium. If you don’t know how to create your profile it allows you to make your own page in the easiest way. Its name is on the top of the list of the affiliate business due to its work proficiency, reliability, easy accessibility, and trustworthiness. It also helps you to expand your business and to earn money.

Pros of ClickFunnels:

The pros of ClickFunnels are described in the following section, will give you the surety that your business will not go in the loss and you will get the benefit in the field of the affiliate marketing by using this channel.

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E-Commerce platform

If you are interested to associate with an affiliate program, or you want to sell any product, ClickFunnels is the best option for you. Not only it provides you a stage to select the product but it is also a site which allows you to build a membership site for the online course you are offering, to sell subscription items, products or e-commerce sites. It is a phenomenal site for the multi-level sale pages as it has cross-sells, up-sells, down-sells, offer sells, offer bumps and offer pages which are automatically constructed with its templates of sales funnel.

Build your own landing page:

By using this platform, you can make your own landing page within the WordPress. It is not difficult at all as this medium makes this process very easy through its templates. Thus, if you don’t know anything regarding building a website that is an integral part to start your affiliate business, you can easily make it here with the assistance provided by the ClickFunnels.

Variety of products:

ClickFunnels is a platform with a huge variety of products and items. You can get anything a digital product, physical product, a health supplement, an online course on any subject, webinar, in other words almost everything of your need is available on this site.

All-in-one:

A major characteristic or advantage of ClickFunnels is that it has everything inside which you required as an affiliate to sell your product. For example, the contacts of members, sales, shopping cart and landing pages. You are not supposed to visit different sites or search for softwares to develop these as you can do this all at one place in ClickFunnels.

Data tracking:

Data tracking is very easy in ClickFunnels as in this you are working on one system and it is managing all your sales. Your whole data is put on one dashboard to track each and everything. It even shows you, your weak points so that you can improve them.

Established business:

As ClickFunnels is already established and have a huge market, thus, it is very easy for you as an affiliate to get more clients and to have heavy traffic on your site. It helps you to enhance your business.

Guidance for the visitors:

This is a place where a visitor can get the step-by-step guidance to achieve their goal. They never get lost or confused while buying anything from the ClickFunnels. They guide a visitor throughput the sales process.

Amazon

Amazon is a well-known, powerful, novice-friendly and trusted organization worldwide. It is a huge brand with almost every type of good. If you are planning to start a new venture as an affiliate marketer, Amazon Associates provides you a great platform. Your basic job in this is to bring new customers and clients to Amazon site from other traffic sources. Without having a strong background in the field of affiliate marketer, you can earn a handsome amount through Amazon Associates.

Advantages of Amazon Associates:

There are quite a few advantages of amazon associates which give you a reason to choose this organization to start your affiliate venture.

A trusted and well-reputed brand:

Amazon is a huge brand and is popular worldwide. Its affiliate program besides its eCommerce business is the most well-known business options available online. Variety of products with great quality, best delivery services, made this industry trustworthy. As this industry deals with money and products it is very important that people trust you and Amazon is completely fulfilling the expectations of people and people are relying on it easily. This trust also helps you and make your job easy to sell your product, as people always like a trustworthy company to buy the items.

A huge range of products are available:

Amazon is a mage industry with having almost every type of good. It has unlimited products and you have easy access to select anything to sell as an affiliate marketer.  Amazon already has a name in the market and considered a reliable source thus, you can complete your goal (profit or money) easily through this channel.

The art of selling:

The team of Amazon is highly efficient and trained to sell their products. They know the art of selling. From the initial stage of “click the buy button” to the ‘placement of the order', from the reviews and ratings by the customers to that specific product, every element is there to increase and boost the sales of the product.

Powerful platform:

You can’t give surety of sales on the other channels of affiliate marketer but yes, when you are selling the products of Amazon, it is confirmed that you will get the sales easily. The reason is that the audience already knows about the Amazon and is familiar and satisfied with its services. Thus, whenever you will recommend them any product, they will purchase it. It is also a fact that Amazon is such a strong platform that never keep the low quality and low demand products in their marketplace. So, you can choose any item and product and can sell it through this channel.

Extended benefits:

By becoming a member of the Amazon Associates Program as an affiliate marketer, you can easily increase the income or profit due to the rules of Amazon. It has a set of rules which are beneficial for the affiliate. You can not only get the benefit through the products you are promoting but you can also get the benefit through the items you are not promoting. All you need in this job is to send consumers or customers to the Amazon.

CLICKBANK

Clickbank

Whether you have experience in the field of affiliate market or you are going to start this profession, Clickbank is a huge platform providing you the opportunity to start your work with them. It is world’s one of the best affiliate networks and renowned for its reliability and on-time payment.

Choose products accordi​​​​ng to your niche

It is a platform with a huge variety of products. Therefore, you have a number of products available on the Clickbank site related to your niche and you can easily select any of the product from that list to sell.

Easy to get in:

Clickbank allows you to enter in the field of affiliate easily and without any kind of investment of money. Even for registration on ClickBank, it doesn’t require any fee or charges.

Commission:

As compared to other affiliate programs or sites, Clickbank is famous for giving high commission to the affiliates. The ratio of commission on the products you sell ranges between 10 to 70 percent.

Easy and friendly:

Clickbank is a very easy and friendly site. From the first stage of registration until the last stage of getting the payment the whole process is very easy and professional. The new affiliate marketers also can easily grasp the Clickbank's procedure.

COMMISSION JUNCTION

Commission Junction is one of the most popular affiliate markets with the experience of almost two decades. It is also known as “CJ.Com”. It has a worldwide network to deal with clients globally. Through this channel, you can easily connect with the consumers and sell your product. It is a big platform to create a relationship between the sellers and the consumers.

Large platform:

It is a huge marketing platform with a variety of products. The advertiser and publishers make sure that they are not dealing with the customers of a specific nation but they are dealing the customers worldwide.

reputed affiliate market

 
Well-reputed affiliate market:

It is a well-reputed and trustworthy organization that’s why famous brands of the whole world are using this platform to market and advertise their products. For example, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), overstock, J.CREW, office depot, Priceline, BARNES & NOBLE, etc.

Easy to use: 

As this channel provides you a thousand and millions of products or item to be advertised. It is very easy to select the goods of your interest and start to sell it as an affiliate.

How can I learn affiliate marketing for free?

 If you want to learn affiliate marketing for free you don’t need to worry as there are hundreds and thousands of free articles and e-books are available to guide you.

When we talk about affiliate marketing it can be started with a minor cost just to develop your website. There are a lot of videos available on YouTube to help you and guide you. But now the question is which link is reliable and authentic? The answer is Mark Ling and Simon Slade, both are affiliate millionaires, have the most authentic source online for free to help the people interesting to learn about this field. They are uploading the new data and videos continuously for the audience.

The industry of affiliate marketing is changing rapidly and growing so fast. Thus, it is important to get all the updated information and the team of two millionaires named above is doing this. The basic concept of their video is to share their ideas and encourage others to follow their footsteps to become as successful as they are. It is also important to have some knowledge and information about the affiliate marketing business model and learn the basics of this.

Research is the most important and iconic segment of this process. You can’t ignore the importance of research in this business. Now the question is, what and how to do research? The answer is very simple, you have to search for the affiliate programs and products they are offering. Their policies and terms and conditions. It will help you in doing prior planning.

Making a website and creating quality content is the best thing in this business. Thus, you can take online lessons from the right people with solid knowledge.

Is affiliate marketing really profitable?

The short answer to the question that affiliate marketing is profitable, is “yes”. It is an ideal and unique home-based business and needs very limited or you can say less money i.e. 20$ to 60$ to start this. In this you are not supposed to buy the products, you are not responsible to deliver the product or to provide any service. At the initial stage, as an affiliate marketer, you are paid for promoting the product and referring new customers to other businesses or products.

Affiliate marketing is not a hard job as compared to other 9 to 5 jobs but to make money it needs proper planning, knowledge, information, and consistent effort to bring the traffic on your site. To get the proper profit from this venture, it is important to learn about this before starting this work. Learn about the steps which are required to get success. You must select the quality and renowned services and products. On a safer side, you can buy that product first to test its quality. It is a fact that you will be judged by the quality so it is very important for you to not compromise on quality over income or profit. Search different affiliate programs so you can better understand the financial issues and policies and can choose the best one.

It is also an essential thing to start writing a blog. This platform gives you the opportunity to promote a different kind of affiliate items. Select those items for sale as an affiliate marketer which are related to the content of your blog or the home business website. It is also an important point to not only rely on social media or SEO to attract the audience towards your blog or website. You have to observe your target audience and must affiliate those products they are interested in, these products must not be of low quality. There are various low-cost products and other free ways to enhance your affiliate business.

To get more profit, you can also start doing email marketing. Most affiliate marketers who are successful, use email as the marketing tool as it can increase your affiliate income significantly. If you are a part of many affiliate programs, then you have to monitor the success of all your affiliate programs. It is a significant element to analyze as if you are working for different affiliate programs, it may be distracting you and having an impact on your performance. Check whether you are handling all this well or not?

This venture also needs time and consistent effort. It will not give you the profit overnight without doing anything. With your hard work the chances of your success and to get the profit are very high.

HOW TO START AFFILIATE MARKETING WITH AMAZON?

The Amazon affiliate program also known as Amazon Associates is a platform for the affiliate marketers.  To become an affiliate marketer on Amazon, you have to follow very easy steps.

 Create a blog or website:

You must have an app, blog, active website or YouTube channel, to become a member of the Amazon Associate.

Visit the homepage of Amazon Associates:

Next step is to create your account on the Amazon Associates account. For the account go to the home page of Amazon Associates and click on the button of “Join Now for Free”. If you have already an Amazon account, you will log in to the existing one otherwise, will create a new account.

Account information:

After that you have to add your personal information in the form appeared on your window. This information includes your name, postal address, and phone number.

Website address:

In the next stage, you have to add the address of your websites, YouTube channels, and apps.

Preferred store ID:

You have to enter the preferred store ID. Normally it is same as the name of your primary website. You also have to tell about your website, what its purpose and your goals to achieve through this. You also have to add the category of your website whether it’s about books, gaming, medical, local information, etc.

DRIVE TRAFFIC OR AUDIENCE TO YOUR SITE

GET TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE FREE

In the next stage, you have to describe the techniques, you used to drive the traffic on your site. Whether, you used blogs, SEO, Email, shopping portal, etc. You also have to tell how you utilize your app or website to generate income, how many visitors visit your website monthly and how you mostly build the links. You also have to add the reason behind joining the Amazon Associate program and what you have heard about this association.

Enter your phone number:

In this stage, you have to add your number and then click on the button of “Call Me Now”. After that, you will get the call from Amazon immediately. They will ask you to add a four-digit code, after that your account will be approved.

 Selection of payment method:

In this section you have to select the way of payment whether it will be through credit card and you have to add the tax ID information, which is optional, you can fill this later. After completing this you can start your proceedings from the dashboard.

Amazon affiliate links:

After creating your account, you will be sent directly to your personal Amazon affiliate associate homepage. Here you will find the dashboard of your performance which will show you the overview of your earnings, total clicks, total ordered items, monthly summary, etc. To extend your contacts you can also search for the relevant products.

How to create an Amazon Affiliate link

To create an Amazon Affiliate link, you have two options when you will click the “Quick links”. One will be “Search for Product” and second will be “Browse for Product”. The first option gives you the opportunity to search for a specific product keyword. While the second option gives you the opportunity to find products through categories i.e. books or video.

When you will find a relevant or desired product, you have to click the button of “Get Link”. After that, you have to customize your link by selecting an add with image and text, image only, text only or widget. According to the type of link, customize and select the color of the background, image size, and title color.  Before adding the link to your site preview it. Copy and paste the HTML on your site.

Approval of the account:

At the initial stage, for 180 days, your account will be approved. During this tenure, at least, you have to make a single sale, otherwise, your account will be blocked or closed. After it’s closer, you have the opportunity to reapply for the Amazon Associate Program after making specific adjustments to your site.

How can I earn money from Clickbank?

Clickbank has become one of the most popular means or platform of alternate career, pursuing from home.  It’s been now around 20 years of its working and it became a huge digital marketplace with a variety of products in thousands of numbers. Clickbank is an affiliate network which serves as a market place for both marketers and owners of the products and this characteristic make it different from other traditional platforms of affiliate marketing.

How Clickbank works?

If you have the product and want to post it, then you have to create your own item and set it up using the system of Clickbank. After this step, they will list your product or item in the list of their marketplace. It will give access to a huge number of affiliates to see and select your product if they are interested in. they track it with using unique links of tracking and cookies, to know the exact facts and figures about the sale, from where it came from and then accordingly credit the referring account.

Register yourself:

If you are an affiliate, the first step you have to take is to create an account on Clickbank.  After creating the account, you have to choose a product, you are interested in to promote.

Explore the market place of Clickbank:

You need to explore the marketplace of the Clickbank to select the products you are interested in to promote. When you will reset your filter, it will show you the lists of the products of those search options you are interested in.

Choosing the product:

Choosing the product is the easiest task, as you just have to click on the button in green color, next to the name of the product. When you will click on the “promote” button a pop-up window will be open with your Clickbank account and code of affiliate. This is a link between 3 of you, the product, you and the Clickbank. Now you will promote this specific code to gain the targeted commission. This code is very important as every time when anyone will buy a product or item by using this code, your chances to get your first 100$ will be increased.

Choosing a platform:

To promote your product code, you can use a platform to form a wide range of promotion plans. For example, blogs, articles or columns, webpages, travelogue, social network sites, and guest articles. The basic reason behind this is to attract more and more visitors to your site.

Anik Singal Net Worth Also My Favorite Online Marketer

Anik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. and VSS Mind. He is widely considered, by the industry, as one of today’s most successful digital publishing marketers. His specialties include profit-generating product launches, building backends and funnels, article marketing, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and business management consulting.anik singal net worth

BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.

His digital publishing businesses generate over $20 Million/year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $100 Million in online publishing sales (between his own products and his clients’ businesses).

Today, Anik teaches people how to create their own online passion-based businesses. He then guides them through his step-by-step process to maximize profit and grow revenue. He has trained over 250,000 students around the world, many have gone on to become incredibly successful and true industry-leading experts.

Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good.

Who is Anik Singal… Really?