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My Review of
Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate


I always liked the idea of affiliate marketing, but I never had much luck at it. A big month might have brought in $500 or $600. Fortunately I did well with both my own ebooks and my Google Adsense. But I still love the idea of just sending my visitors off to check out good products and making a commission when they buy them. It is so much simpler in essence. So I recently decided to get some advice from someone who knows how to do this right. Having bought the ebook and implemented some of the strategies in it, here is my review of Confessions Of A Lazy Super Affiliate.

Over the years I bought several books that were specifically about how to make money with affiliate products. I tried some of the techniques suggested, with some results. But none of them were as clear as Chris Rempel's Confessions Of A Lazy Super Affiliate, and none of them cost less. I believe it is still under $30. Implementing any one of his "secrets" will more that return the cost.

The subtitle, "A Blueprint For Easy Affiliate Commissions" is not a bad description. But before he gets to the step-by-step promotion plan he uses for each affiliate mini-site he builds, he lays out the basic principles. The two most important are:

1. Find a large, never-ending supply of people who want to buy something.

2. Tap into that demand.

He is a little bit too dismissive of the "do something you're passionate about" theory of making money, calling it "one of the most harmful kinds of advice.” It is easy to understand that a passion for an obscure interest (playing dominoes or making paper roses) may not translate into a great money making website no matter what level of passion, but I think there is a happy middle-ground. In other words, among the many products and services with high demand online, there are almost certainly a couple that you'll find more to you tastes and easier to get excited about. That interest helps you maintain motivation.

He also is down on Google Adsense. Since I am making much more with Adsense revenue than I ever made from any job I have had, I can't agree with his assessment. But despite these minor points of disagreement, I have to say that he really knows what he's talking about when it comes to affiliate marketing. Here are some of the things I like about this ebook.

1. Rempel's whole plan is based on finding an existing market of ready buyers (he shows you how) and providing a way for them to find what they want through your website. No setting up a bunch of links and just hoping someone will click and buy.

2. It is about getting loads of free organic traffic, because that keeps it simpler and more "hands off" as a business. I like a site that runs itself once up.

3. He provides several great ways to get that free traffic, including a couple you probably haven't heard of. Be sure to check out his "Tools Of The Trade" section at the end of the book. As he says, it is "Not The Usual Crap." I have used two of the services he recommends already, and I'm impressed. I never knew what was out there.

4. His plan really does walk you through the process step-by-step.

This is not a beginner's guide to making a website. It's aimed at intermediate level marketers and webmasters. But if that describes you, and you want to make more money with affiliate products, this is a must buy.

Note: On EveryWayToMakeMoney.com there is a collection of reviews of the Best Money Books. Both paper and eBooks are covered.

One of My Favorites

Here's a traffic strategy I'll have to try: viral marketing by creating basic freeware applications and submitting them to software directories (like Download.com). Chris Rempel has used these freeware programs to generate literally thousands of "downloaders" (visitors) daily, and he's doing well promoting affiliate programs with that traffic. His best day so far? When one of his freeware applications got downloaded about 22,000 times in 24 hours, bringing in about $9,100.00 in affiliate commissions! And he's not even a programmer...

(And there are easier strategies than this.)

Check out his specific strategy for doing this - it's the first of his 5 "hands-off" traffic techniques in "Confessions." Use this link for details: Confessions of a Lazy Super-Affiliate (I get a commission if you buy through this link.)

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