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8 Lessons Affiliate Marketers Can Learn From A £87m Super Affiliate Site

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies by on November 18, 2016 6 Comments
8 Lessons Affiliate Marketers Can Learn From A £87m Super Affiliate Site

Affiliate marketing is a beautiful lie that promises millions in passive income but in reality rarely goes beyond penny-commissions. And even when the rewards and commissions are higher, it’s not possible for broke bedroom marketers like you to compete with the big players and claim your tiny market share and build a sustainable passive income […]

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How to Set Up Thrive Leads to Grow Your Niche Site's Email List

How to Set Up Thrive Leads to Grow Your Niche Site's Email List

About a year and a half ago, I wrote this post on how to set up popups with OptinMonster. When my OptinMonster subscription ran out, I tried SumoMe. And while others swear by it, it just wasn’t for me. And, most recently, I bought a license to use Thrive Leads on my page, and I’ve […]

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8 Lessons Learned From Running an Official Online Business for One Year

8 Lessons Learned From Running an Official Online Business for One Year

At the time of writing, I’ve been running my business online for almost 13 months. My LLC paperwork was filed in the state of North Carolina on September 21, 2015, and it’s been one hell of a ride since then. Good things have happened, bad things have happened. And I’ve learned a lot… more than […]

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3 Unique Places to Find Lead Magnet Ideas that Most Marketers Are Missing

Filed in Case Studies, Email Marketing by on October 10, 2016 5 Comments
3 Unique Places to Find Lead Magnet Ideas that Most Marketers Are Missing

We’ve all heard that to have a successful online business we need to have an email list. But throwing up a generic email capture form in your sidebar isn’t going to do it for you. Because, as Jawed put it in this post, “Reality check - people are NOT interested in your blog updates.” I […]

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Copywriting Tutorial: How To Write Affiliate Reviews For Weird Digital Products

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies, Content by on October 3, 2016 14 Comments
Copywriting Tutorial: How To Write Affiliate Reviews For Weird Digital Products

Previously, I wrote a post showing you how to write a product review to sell more physical products as an affiliate via your niche sites. The response was great, and almost immediately Stuart and I decided to follow it up with a post on how to write a affiliate product review for digital products. Digital […]

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[Step by Step Guide] How To Create 2 Months of Content In 3 Days

[Step by Step Guide] How To Create 2 Months of Content In 3 Days

In our Facebook community, you’d think content was the bane of our existence. There’s constantly questions about: Where to find affordable content writers How to write content quickly, How to write authority content What type of content is most effective for traffic How to write product reviews that sell And how to get gigs as a […]

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7 Eye-Opening Niche Marketing Lessons from Pokémon Go

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies by on September 16, 2016 2 Comments
7 Eye-Opening Niche Marketing Lessons from Pokémon Go

Unless you’ve been living on another planet or completely disconnected from the internet... I’m sure you’ve heard about Pokémon Go . It's the addictive smartphone game that has taken the world by storm. You might even be a Pokémon addict yourself. Since its global launch on July 6th 2016, Pokémon Go has more than 100 million app […]

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Copywriting Tutorial: How to Stop Hard-Earned Traffic from Bouncing & Turn it into Sales With This "Jargon" Busting Technique

Filed in Case Studies, Content, Copywriting by on September 5, 2016 7 Comments
Copywriting Tutorial: How to Stop Hard-Earned Traffic from Bouncing & Turn it into Sales With This

We’ve all been there. We set up a website, write the copy for different pages, publish some SEO-based blog posts… and then… crickets. We’re getting traffic, but that traffic isn’t doing anything. Well, it might be reading some posts and clicking around here and there… but it isn’t buying anything. But since getting your traffic […]

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4 Important Lessons Niche Marketers Can Learn From Marketing Giant Agoda.com

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies, Sales by on August 28, 2016 9 Comments
4 Important Lessons Niche Marketers Can Learn From Marketing Giant Agoda.com

Take it from a career traveller: Booking a hotel is one of the most important parts of travel. Knowing you're going to turn up to somewhere: clean, with a good location, good price and a piping hot breakfast is peace of mind you can't put a price on. (But, probably about $80 a night if […]

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How To Make Sales With Facebook Ads: 15+ Profitable Case Studies

Filed in Case Studies, Social Media, Traffic by on August 24, 2016 8 Comments
How To Make Sales With Facebook Ads: 15+ Profitable Case Studies

If you're not using Facebook ads... Then you may as well be giving a piece of your business to your competition. There's no better, faster way to increase sales than with Facebook ads. Whether you're on a tight budget or you'd like to test a thousand times before deciding which ad set to go with, […]

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Niche Site Challenge: Why You Need To Forget Your Income If You Want Your Niche Site To Be Successful [Part 3]

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies by on August 21, 2016 7 Comments
Niche Site Challenge: Why You Need To Forget Your Income If You Want Your Niche Site To Be Successful [Part 3]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge here. Running a Niche Site is, by far, the most rewarding experience of my online career so far. Forget quitting my job and becoming a writer. Forget landing big clients like Canva and Matthew Woodward. Forget that time I wrote an article high on the […]

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Beginners Guide To Copywriting: How To Write Affiliate Product Reviews That Sell

Beginners Guide To Copywriting: How To Write Affiliate Product Reviews That Sell

Including product reviews on your niche site is a really, really smart way to establish yourself as an authority and start making affiliate revenue. Because think about it: product reviews are one of the most commonly searched for pieces of content on the internet. As consumers, we know we’ve got an internet full of other […]

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How To Hire A Virtual Assistant To Do Mundane Tasks & Save You Tons Of Time (And It's Not As Expensive As You Think!)

How To Hire A Virtual Assistant To Do Mundane Tasks & Save You Tons Of Time (And It's Not As Expensive As You Think!)

Being your own boss and having control over your income is the ideal situation for us all, agreed? I think we can all agree with that statement—whether we're already making our dream incomes or not. Another think I think we can all agree with as niche marketers, though, is that just because making a lot of […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic [Yes, It Still Works!]

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic [Yes, It Still Works!]

There was a day, not too long ago, that blog comment for traffic just disappeared as a strategy. Aside from the occasional spam comment selling Viagra or knock-off Jimmy Choo’s, there were no real quality blog comments knocking around any more. It seems that bloggers, because of one Guru or another, has decided they were […]

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How To Create High Converting Facebook News Feed Ads: A Step by Step Guide for Niche Marketers

Filed in Case Studies, Social Media, Traffic by on July 18, 2016 6 Comments
How To Create High Converting Facebook News Feed Ads: A Step by Step Guide for Niche Marketers

I know you’ve been reading A LOT about Facebook ads recently and how even beginner niche marketers are finding success with Facebook marketing. I did a detailed post for you with step by step guidelines for audience targeting with Facebook ads. In which I covered everything from setting up your ad campaign to zooming-in to […]

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Niche Site Challenge: Facebook Videos, Blog Comments & Getting In The Dirt [Part 2]

Niche Site Challenge: Facebook Videos, Blog Comments & Getting In The Dirt [Part 2]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge here. Firstly, let me apologize to you: You’re getting this post a little late. Because, as I sit here and type this, I’m in some awful little kitchen in rural Spain connecting to the most god-awful WiFi in the world. I’ll come to why that […]

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How To Find And Manage Content Writers for Your Niche Website [The Definitive Guide]

How To Find And Manage Content Writers for Your Niche Website [The Definitive Guide]

Niche websites, lots of traffic, heavy commissions, ad clicks and passive income. That’s the dream, right? If you’ve been chasing it, I don’t blame you. Who doesn’t like partying in luxury beach resorts with dozens of other millionaire marketers who’ve made it big and broken free from 9 to 5 slavery? (You know, the ones […]

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How To Easily Make Videos And Start Your Own YouTube Channel

How To Easily Make Videos And Start Your Own YouTube Channel

I had an epiphany a few months ago. An epiphany that would: Help me stand out in my niche that's already full to the brim with competition. Build loyalty with the readers I'd already collected. And create incredible content exclusive to the world's second largest search engine. And by “epiphany,” I mean someone I was having […]

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3 Facebook Traffic Case Studies: Including How I Got 11K Engaging Fans With $22 (In 5 Days)

3 Facebook Traffic Case Studies: Including How I Got 11K Engaging Fans With $22 (In 5 Days)

This is a guest submission by Jitendra Jain... Facebook ads are amazing aren't they? They are cheap, easy to customize, and test out. There's no doubt in my mind that you would rather see the traffic flow right away, rather than waiting on Google to rank and let you bank. Forget waiting though. You can start […]

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5 Places To Find Good Content Writers Without Breaking the Bank

5 Places To Find Good Content Writers Without Breaking the Bank

In our private Facebook group, it’s become apparent that a lot of you guys are having a bit of dilemma when it comes to content writing: Exhibit A:     Exhibit B:     Exhibit C:     I could go on with these examples all day, but you get the idea: you want good […]

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