My Review of
Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate
By Steve Gillman
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
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
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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
(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.)