MY STORY

My story of beginning to make money online though affiliate marketing.

My name is Rob Devlin and I’m married with three son’s and live in the U.K.

I first got interested in Internet Marketing in 2017. Before then I have been involved in a few businesses to varying degrees of success. I once owned a small gym which I sold in 2015, as it was struggling due to increased local competition. I decided then that I wanted to work from home, without any staff, stock, employees, or premises. It seemed a natural step to start an online supplement business, but that didn’t really take off.

Then in 2017 I discovered Affiliate Marketing and decided that that was the business I wanted to learn. I could recognize the potential and liked the ideas of making money online, working from home, and potentially making money while I sleep! Unfortunately, after a couple of months of learning about Affiliate marketing generally, I had to stop learning due to a serious medical issue .

At the end of June 2017, I had a minor brain hemorrhage! Long story short, it had been caused by a very rare abnormality that apparently only three people per million get. I was very lucky as it is usually found by a coroner when you are dead! A year later (and a few brain procedures), I had fully recovered and decided to start learning Affiliate Marketing again as I had pretty much forgotten everything I had previously learnt.

I was as determined as ever to succeed at Affiliate Marketing and read as much as I could. As I learnt I would buy any products that I thought could help me in my business. I joined a training course and started learning how to start a blog. Six months later and I have learnt quite a lot as I consider myself a non-techy. My goal is to review and recommend quality Affiliate products to help people start and grow their own Affiliate Marketing business.

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Value Deliver is a proven email list building software package including free giveaway products, done for you squeeze pages, videos, stats, and email collection.

A Proven Email List Building Package.

Value Deliver is a fantastic email list building package. I know it works because it is the main package I use to build my email list!

If you want to build an Affiliate Marketing business through a blog or whatever way, you have probably heard the saying ‘you need to build a list’ or ‘the money is in the list’. I believe it is true that an email list of people in your niche is the best way to sell affiliate products or services and is probably the most valuable asset you can have.

Value Deliver comprises of SIX different quality software products for you to give away for FREE, in exchange for their email address. These six quality products are all useful in the Internet Marketing space and therefore anyone who downloads one is worth having on your list. Everyone loves FREE stuff, so these useful quality products are easy to give away and are therefore an effective way to build a list.

Value Deliver comes with full training and the opt-in/download page for each product is provided (including a video explaining the Free product). All you need to do is advertise one of the Free products to your niche on your blog, Facebook, Google, or wherever. When they click the link they will be taken to the squeeze page and automatically get the product when they enter their email address and the software stores their email for you. You can link that up to an autoresponder so you can start emailing your list immediately.

This system works and to make it a no-brainer you can also use the six free products on your website – one of them is an autoresponder! All you need to do is enter your email address and join your own list! It is like you are getting SEVEN quality products for the price of ONE. This product is well worth it’s price and if you want to build an email list I highly recommend you check it out now.

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Getting started in Affiliate Marketing. Building your Affiliate Blog.

Building your Affiliate Blog

Once you have chosen your domain name and hosting provider, the next step is to install WordPress which is quite easy and you just follow the instructions from your hosting company. As mentioned on the previous post I use 1&1 and I recommend them because their deal was the best, their customer service is good and it is easy to set up WordPress with them. The deal I used is Managed WP Essential, which is about $2 per month and includes the domain name and SSL certificate – other suppliers charge several times as much for the same products!

Once you have installed WordPress you will need to choose a Theme. There are many themes to choose from and many are free. I chose a free one and it is OK (the one I chose was Exoplanet). Once you have chosen a theme, you click Install to use it. After that you can start customizing your theme and basically choosing how the page is going to look. This may take some time to learn all the different settings – it took me some time but it is part of the learning experience. Remember, you are setting up a business and some things take longer and are more difficult than others, so you do have to work at your business a little.

Writing your Affiliate Blog

When you are finished with the customize settings, you can start writing. Writing in a blog involves using the editor. At the time of writing we are on WordPress version 5 which I think is really good. You basically write in blocks of paragraphs or headings (but you can also add images, or video etc). You insert a Block and choose what will be in the block, e.g. a paragraph of text. As you can probably see, I like using a clear medium sized text as I personally don’t like reading small text and find it annoying. With regard to writing style, I like to write in a conversational style – as if I am talking to the reader. I know I like reading text that has been written that way so I have adopted that style. You can choose whatever style you prefer but the best recommendations I would suggest is to be honest and be yourself and you will get respect and more followers.

Writing about your niche

When you are writing about your niche area, it is probably a good idea to plan out what you are going to write about within the niche. For example you might start with writing an introduction post about the niche, and what are the main areas and benefits of that niche. Then I would move on to a post on the various areas or topics of that niche, starting with the basics and then each blog post could be a different topic of the niche. You could then decide to go deeper and write a more detailed post about each topic. With each post you are building until you build a blog that people like to read and follow, they spend time on it and keep coming back to read more content.

Adding more than text

As you can see I have not added images or video yet as I have not felt the need to. I will when I feel it is required but you can do whatever you prefer. Headings are important as they break up paragraphs well and Google likes them. The whole idea of a blog is to write quality useful content about whatever your niche is so that you get visitors, build a following and gradually start to make money online through Affiliate Marketing. That could be links to useful Affiliate products that you recommend or something like a book or course of your own. Don’t forget, whatever your niche is, there are people searching for that niche and I think that is why an Affiliate blog is a great online business as it is closely linked to Affiliate Marketing.

Useful Free Plugins

One of the great things about WordPress is that there are hundreds of Plugins that can help with almost every imaginable task you want to do. I presently use several free Plugins on my site and since the main role of my blog is to help my followers succeed at their Affiliate Marketing business, I will now recommend some of them. To get a plugin just hover your mouse over the Plugins word on the left column and click ‘add new’. Type in the search for the one you want to find and when you’ve found it click ‘Install’. Then you click ‘activate’

Yoast SEO

The first free Plugin I recommend is Yoast SEO, as the name suggests, it is to assist the SEO (search engine optimization) of your site. Search engine optimization is to improve your site so that search engines, Google in particular, can find your site and therefore improve your ranking on the search engine, which leads to free traffic, more readers, and subsequently more customers. Yoast also advises on your quality of writing and many other things so it is very useful.

A few other useful plugins

Here I will add a few other useful plugins that I use and are some of the first I recommend you add to your WordPress blog. If you recall earlier I mentioned that with 1&1 you get an SSL certificate when you take their hosting plan which many other companies charge $5 per month for! The next plugin helps you to use the SSL certificate. It’s name is Really Simple SSL and it basically helps you to apply your SSL certificate to your site. When the certificate is applied your site domain will change from ‘http’, to ‘https’. The ‘s’ stands for secure and not only are people happier to be on a secure site for obvious reasons, but Google likes it as well and it is better for your Google search ranking.

Another useful plugin is ‘a3 easy load’ which just increases the load speed for your site. This keeps visitors happy because your site will load faster and again Google like that as well. Another useful plugin is Antispam Bee that stops spam.

Finally, as you can see I have mentioned SEO a few times and it is important as this is the way you can improve your search engine ranking and get visitors for free and grow your Affiliate Marketing business. SEO is the subject of the next post so look out for that.