Antonio Carter on creating an affiliate and email marketing business online

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In this interview with Antonio Carter, you’ll learn a tried and true way to get affiliate marketing results by creating review videos and hear how he coaches people coming from a corporate environment to start making a living with affiliate and email marketing online.

Don’t forget to download his affiliate marketing guide — see the link below.

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by Ellen Finkelstein

The 4 main ways to make money with online products

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online-business-4-ways-make-money-online-products-1How can you make money with online products? Many people think you just create a product and sell it and don’t realize there are other opportunities as well.

The 4 main ways to make money with online products are:

  • Product Creation
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Coaching Services
  • Membership Programs

 

Let’s go through each one…

1. Product creation

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by Ellen Finkelstein

3 online business models–and which is the right one for you

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online-business-3-online-business-models-1On a recent survey, someone asked, “Which method for making money online is the easiest to follow and has the highest likelihood of success for the average person if they stick to it?”

Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this question. But there is a way to know which business is best for you. I wrote a series of 3 blog posts a while back called “The 3 things you need to succeed.”

If you’re searching for what’s right for you, read these posts before going any further. They will help make sure you don’t make a BIG mistake in your life.

There are 3 online business models

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by Ellen Finkelstein

The joy of recurring income from commission payments

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online-business-recurring-income-1It’s one thing to promote someone’s product as an affiliate, make some sales, and get a one-time commission.

It’s another thing entirely to promote a recurring product, such as a membership.

When I first joined the NAMS (Novice to Advanced Marketing System), I was paying $37 for the Insiders Club. Then I sold 2 memberships, which paid me 50% each month. In other words, I got the Insiders Club for free!

Just 2 months ago, I promoted Kelly McCausey’s Image Monthly Club. This is a great $7 monthly subscription that provides online business owners with a continual stream of images and quotes. I was pleased that 15 people bought the product in response to my email. Each month, I get 15 emails telling me that I made a sale!

So I get 50%, which is $52.50 each month ($7 x 50% = $3.50 x 15 = $52.50).

Now that’s passive income! I promoted the program with 1 email (not always enough) and now I get $52.50 each month automatically. Imagine doing that with several membership programs! You could get recurring income from commissions payments month after month.

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by Ellen Finkelstein

How I won an affiliate contest

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online-business-won-affiliate-contest-1This is a delicate topic for me.

Marketers who are selling products and asking affiliates to promote for them often have affiliate contests to persuade the affiliates to promote more often. How do you feel about this?

I ask because once (this was in 2014) I sent out an email that mentioned that I might get a prize for promoting a product and got a very angry email saying,

“How dare you try to get people to buy to help YOU? The hubris. you think people want to spend money on YOU? They need it to pay the mortgage and put food on the table. In case you hadn’t noticed, people are in financial trouble… except you maybe. Unsubscribe me at once.”

Of course, I unsubscribed the person quickly! But I admit that I was shocked by the email.

So, how do you feel about affiliate contests?

To tell you the truth, I’ve never promoted a product because of an affiliate contest. It was always the creator, the product, and its relevance to you, my subscribers. But occasionally the promotions I offer have contests. Interestingly, 2 top marketers that I know recently offered contests and the lack of results made them think that they won’t offer contests again — or rarely.

But I did recently win a contest and won $1,000. Maybe it was a fluke because some of the big players with lists over 10,000 didn’t promote much or at all. Still, it was nice!

So I thought I’d share with you some of the things I did to promote the products (there was a series of them) in the hope that this will help you to promote products as an affiliate.

Use your own voice and be personal

The marketer will usually give you some email copy that you can use, but you should never use it as is. Instead, you need to use your own voice and be personal. Your subscribers want to hear from you, not from someone else. Here are 3 examples from the emails I sent: Read More

by Ellen Finkelstein