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Just like regular jobs, running an online business can be full-time job. It can also require your frequent upkeep even after being uber successful. If you constantly need to be maintaining your business to keep it paying you out, are you free from it or imprisoned by it? I think the question is, how automatic, ever-lasting, and easy to maintain can you set up your business to be and still be successful? Well, if you’re an affiliate, like me, you have a chance. If you build a website and sell it to a major company, you also have a chance. But I won’t focus on that, I’ll focus on doing it as an affiliate. Many affiliate marketers develop products and make this business their lives, making millions in the process. Is that the goal? I don’t know. But I do know I don’t want to still have a million calls and emails a day to keep my online reputation and business going. I personally would rather do something that is a little more sustainable; that is, find a system that works WITHOUT building you business into a situation of writing many emails (personal or mass), needing to write more blogs for traffic, needing to conduct webinars, needing to train, needing to make phone calls, or needing to write articles incessantly. So what to do?

There are people on the internet who have constructed elaborate money making systems. Some work, some don’t. I have been lucky enough to find a couple that work. I have listed a few of them in this blog post. But whether they work or not is not the point. The point is, how simple is the system and what does it require you to do? The Renegade System, for example is an amazing system put together by Ann Sieg based on her book, The Renegade Network Marketer. One of the biggest advantages of this system but also one of my biggest obstacles is that when you sell a book and get a lead, you get all their contact information (email, phone, address) and are expected to use that info to bring them into your business (or for selling them another product, I suppose). Those prospects frequently figure out how to do the system themselves, which helps you, and it does have the potential to bring people into Send Out Cards automatically, as well as sell other products for you automatically – but that isn’t the sole purpose of the program. The amount of products you sell via the system or people you bring into SOC is dependent on how much “follow up” you do. It does give you the added choice of suggesting information to your prospects that you believe can help them specifically instead of just giving them whatever the system provides. It’s not incomplete, it’s just for people who want this information to follow up with their prospects in the way they choose. It does its job brilliantly and I’ve made a lot of money from it but it doesn’t give me the form of freedom I desire since I still need to follow up and train almost endlessly. 

I recently moved Tissa Godavitarne’s affiliate program to the top spot on my Top 10 Affiliate Programs. The reason I did it is because it’s the most brilliant program I’ve seen since the Renegade. What I love is that ultimately, after you do the proper signing up, which takes a couple hours, all you have to do is drive traffic to one link and the system literally makes the signups for you. I know because it literally signed me up automatically. At the end I was like, “holy shit, it really got me to do everything.” A significant reason that it kicks ass so much is that it provides you 2 links from 2 niches that will ultimately build 7 solid income streams. 1 of those income streams is a simple domain hosting network marketing company that can eventually pay you unlimited levels (Global Domains International – it doesn’t make sense to supply the link because if you become a member, it should definitely be through this Tissa’s affiliate program). The conversion rates are high because it costs nothing to sign up. It costs something to stay in the program but by that time, people realize how well it’s going to work and they stay in because it’s worth it. All you have to do is drive the traffic. And if you can get that automated, then the hardest parts in the process become stat checking and check cashing. Fortunately or unfortunately, due to its easy-to-duplicate nature, this program is spreading like wildfire and when you sign up, you’ll realize why.

There are some marketing methods that I’ve found that are low maintenance – that is the key. Easy and simple also helps. For example, writing a sales letter for a solo ad is not easy or simple. Buying traffic from a pre-determined demographic is easy and simple. If you can figure out PPC, it can sustain itself without maintenance for a while usually but is neither easy nor simple. Posting on forums is free, simple, and easy but also tedious. Usually, the less you pay, the more effort you will need to trade off. So if you want to put in less effort, which is the idea behind the automating, then you can pay for it. You just need to make sure that your cost per conversion is still making you money. So if you find a simple, easy, low maintenance traffic source that will feed links to an affiliate program that automatically feeds you income, then you are free. When buying traffic, checking stats, and setting up commission payments is your job, then you are free. 

FYI, Guaranteed Website Visitors is a traffic source that I like to use for either one of these affiliate programs. It sends 74-76% unique visitors who are looking for “business opportunities.”

Anybody paying attention understands that our form of government right now can be best described with the word, Corporatism. Simply put, it’s Big Business with a firm hold on their Big Government. The large companies send lobbyists to write and enact legislation in their favor (companies are frequently accused of writing the legislation), influence the creation of government agencies that serve them, and influence the voting process tremendously (Diebold). The ones that have the tightest, most oppressive hold on the government and thus the people are the bankers. Almost every major position in Obama’s administration is related to some banking interest on Wall St., usually banks such as Goldman, UBS, Citi, BofA, JP Morgan, and of course, the Fed. We can’t seem to shake the grasp of Big Pharma, who influence most of our major health policies (i.e. Medicare prescription drugs, immunizations, etc.). The Big 3 carmakers have crippled our car manufacturing industry by influencing legislation to stifle competition and regular market forces that would have forced them to be better companies or go under, be liquidated and started up again by another company with a better plan – or not, and it repeats. Government (the people) “bails out” these automakers that are destroying the industry because the automakers have lobbyists that go to Washington and pull strings to steal money from taxpayers because they can’t stay in business. There’s no way that a polled 98% of people were in opposition to the first bailout and the stimulus and they both got passed without influence from those who benefitted from those bills. It’s hand outs to the rich. The bailouts are just one example on of mountain of them. We give the rich people handouts all the time through the legislation they enact due to this stranglehold they’ve arranged. Just think about the IRS for example. It is specifically designed to pay the interest on our debt to the Fed, who essentially bought everybody in 1933 through the bankruptcy of the US. The Fed, of course, is owned by international private banking interests not loyal to any country. They already have more money than they can do with, their goal is power. They currently have the power in Washington and all over the world. 

I thought about this whole thing because I was walking in the New York Subway and I saw a promotion for NY Subway “Metro Cards.” The ad was offering cash bonuses of $50 if you buy a certain amount of Metro passes with a card from Chase. Sometimes they are blatant but I think this one is a bit covert. Chase is exploiting a government agency to get customers. Yes, the people at MTA probably auctioned and came to a deal with Chase to promote them like any other company would and Chase pays for the advertising. But is it fair and balanced for the government to essentially offer discounts or promotions for their own services if you sign on with certain non-govt. companies? No, of course not, it’s favoritism and market interference. It’s a shame that public transportation “needs” to be public because it sucks anyways. If it was run by a for-profit company, it would have to be better than the trash MTA and Amtrak put together. All one needs to do is look to Japan’s and other countries’ rail systems and you’ll see what’s possible. Ultimately, these government agencies operate like independent companies but they have an operating budget, not an operating incentive and it never produces good results. I don’t think I’ve ever known a government company that I thought was doing a good job. Travel: fail; Post Office: fail; Insurance: fail; Education: fail; Law Enforcement/intelligence: fail – and the list goes on. The fact is, non-govt. companies are the leaders in all these categories and in all industries. Contrary to MSM popular belief, the free market is not what caused our financial problems today. Our problems are from government intervention into the free market, the runaway printing of money by the Treasury and Fed, and the manipulation of interest rates by the Fed. The Fed and the bankers are brilliant though. They’ve done this before, many times. They know how to control populations and they’ve gotten control of the education system on every level. They’ve taught everybody Keynesian economics which perpetuates consumer borrowing and spending by claiming consumerism is what drives an economy, instead of savings and sound money. They’ve taught everybody that the government knows best and if things go wrong, they will intervene, or rather, just when they feel like it. At what point is this fascism? When people hear that, they think of Hitler or Mussolini and object. That’s interesting because there are startling similarities between the US now and those countries then. Read Naomi Wolf, “End of America” and her others. Look around, you’ll see government violations and marker interventions everyday. Right now, we’re short of the openly violent part which many believe is coming (The Pastor proves it’s definitely here on a small scale). So right now, we’re in a state on Non/Semi-Violent Fascism, aka Corporatism.

Right as I was at the end of this and I was watching the Daily Show in the background. Jon Stewart announces that we are buying 65% of GM. He goes on to be outraged at buying such a shitty company. Why do we own this company now? Because the government is suddenly awesome investors or slick carmarkers? It’s utterly insane what kind of Nationalization we are allowing the government to get away with. If we continue to allow the govt. to take a dump on our agreement with them (The Constitution) then we must disband it. We created it, thus we are sovereign to it and it’s actually just a corporation, which is a figment of our imagination and only really exists on paper. It can be dust instantaneously.

It’s unbelievable to me that some people are still not listening to Ron Paul on economic policy. I believe this because the public is being brainwashed by the MSM anchors. Time after time, I watch an interview where Dr. Paul blazes through their questions with clarity and eloquence and in the end, the anchor drops some teleprompter line to try to discredit him – “well, that’s one man’s opinion.” These newscasters also love to consult “the experts” In this interview, this woman says 90% of “top economists” say the recession will end this year, citing slightly better job numbers and wall street bull runs. They spew their Keynesian falsehoods and the crowd eats it up because that’s what they learned in their schools. I know they love it because I hear the same old tired slogans the MSM repeats incessantly in every “outside of the Ron Paul circle” conversation I have. Have you heard this one… “We have to spend our way out of this!”? Of course, Ron Paul speaks the truth and let’s her know, nothing has changed. The government is spending more than ever, productivity is at new lows, there is a low confidence in the dollar, the fed funds rate is next to 0%, the debt is still over 11 trillion, we still print money to pay for things we have no money for, and we still have unfunded obligations of over 70 trillion dollars. Peter Schiff pointed out that the April job numbers were actually not better since so many people were hired for the census, an activity that produces nothing and costs us a lot of money – it’s never good for the economy to count people. (I know the census is Constitutional but there should be some provision to postpone it when we are BROKE). To make it worse, there are too many houses on the market (not counting the 400,000 plus repos that are not yet on the market) and the Feds are pushing for Americans to own and build more homes by adding incentives. This is how we got into our current problem! The government encouraged mal-investment in the housing market by offering artificially low interest rates and boutique mortgages to people who shouldn’t have qualified. Now, in an effort to prop up the housing prices, they encourage more buying with a first time home buyer tax credit. We need to let the housing bubble deflate… all the way! Government needs to get their noses out of this problem before they turn the serious problem that they created into a dollar crisis. For the record, I believe that is the intention of the banking elite; to destroy the dollar, bring in a continental currency on their way to a global currency (that is perhaps fully electronic) with the disguise of saving the day. And they are doing a great job. Right now there are only two things that are stopping our dollar from collapsing: the fact that we have convinced China and some other countries that they need to buy our debt so we keep buying their products and that the dollar is the reserve currency of most of the other currencies in the world and a dollar crisis would mean a currency crisis for basically everybody else. Thankfully, the bankers have had the Amero minted for many years to “come to the rescue” when the time is right. A dollar crisis is what Ron Paul has been warning strongly against for at least 1-2 years, and basically since 1971, Bretton Woods. But now he knows it is on our doorstep. He predicted the current housing and financial crisis to a T. You can watch the interview on Morning Joe where they give him credit for that prediction citing a quote from 2003. Actually, Ron Paul has been predicting our current crises from economic meltdown to personal liberties well before youtube existed and you can learn that for yourself if you read some his older books (many of which I was able to find free on the internet in pdf). I loved when in “Freedom Under Siege” he predicted the coming of the National ID (now known as the REAL ID) 20 years before it happened. This time he’s telling us we need to change, NOW, before we have a much bigger problem on our hands. We cant keep doing the same things that have brought this ruin on us. More spending, borrowing/lending, and printing is not going to fix a problem that was created by those very things! Keynesians, get it through your head! College economics is bullshit. It’s total crackpot economics aside from laws of supply and demand. As Peter Schiff says, there isn’t two types of economics, Keynesian and Austrian. Austrian (Mises and company) economics is the ONLY type of economics. Just like there isn’t Chinese vs. American physics. Physics is physics. Keynesian theory is a broken, misused, and abused ideology that allows for less freedom, more government intervention, and faultier monetary principles. It’s based on consumerism, borrowing, and fiat currency where as Austrian economics is based on savings, productivity, and sound money principles. Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice and expecting different results. Why would people listen to the same people that had no idea this recession was coming and said we were in great shape up until the housing bubble collapsed and even after that all the way until the market plunged 50%+? Now people go back to those idiots and call them experts, just like they were before? Stop being ridiculous and ignorant. Start listening to people who explain to you the principles of why this happened and how they predicted it for God sakes. Listen to Peter Schiff, Tom Woods, and of course, our leader in freedom, Ron Paul.

Ultimately, if we are going to get out of this crisis, we must get rid of the Federal Reserve along with their central economic planning and overhaul government to live within the Constitution. We can’t trust the same maniacs to do what they don’t know how to do. This may require a complete revolution of government. For right now, we need to push for the passing of Ron Paul’s HR 1207, the bill to Audit the Fed. Once people see how the bankers are openly looting the country, they will stand up. And when it’s the people vs. the government (and/or banking elite), the people will prevail in this non-violent information revolution! Spread the message. Find me at http://www.twitter.com/freeist or check out my youtube channel, “The Freeist.”

Because it’s not a question of “if.” It is inevitable. It has to be. He’s too fucking obvious with his blatant disrespect of the law, doublespeak, two-facedness, and broken promises. Liberals might go along with his phony socialist programs for a little while but when he comes out in a speech and says, we’re going to continue to detain people without trial, people have to be able to see through that! Right? Do people actually think this is justifiable? I talk to a lot of people about issues like this and frequently it comes down to, “what is the law?” And what usually happens is people say “whatever” or the equivalent right to the face of the law. The governments lawlessness has trickled down into the current of our society. The people have been trained to care about some laws and not about others or not care at about any of them. And it has created a cycle where now, the people are going to let this one slide too. No problem Obama because of course, you made the wrapping on your justification of torture way beautiful when you surrounded it with bows and ribbons of rehearsed slogans and old cliches about American values and the rule of law, which you so blatantly deny continuously. I mean, this guy is a former Constitutional Law professor! It’s impossible that he does not know he is breaking the law over and over again. I got some hope the other day when I saw Rachel Maddow’s wonderful breakdown and critique of Obama’s speech. She’s usually a liberal, socialist blowhard who takes the time to ridicule the most brilliant ideas but in this case, she’s dead on. I wouldn’t say she redeemed herself yet and it makes me a little suspicious, but I give her points for calling out Obama HARD and await her next big swing. Maybe she will notice the fraud of the so-called stimulus, the expedient bill voting/signing, the wall street infested White House, the extension of war, the cover up of torture memos and pictures, the continuation of warrant-less wiretapping, the continuation of DEA raids on CA MMJ dispensaries, his attendance at Bilderberg meetings, and… I could go on for much longer, clearly. We all know that liberals are drunk on the Obama sauce – some so drunk they’ve almost been poisoned. Those who are almost dead won’t help us win this battle. Let them come along last, that’s fine. We don’t need everybody to wake up just yet. But when will those people, who for whatever reason, were teetering on the “is Obama for real or is he a traitor” line admit the truth to themselves? I believe it will be sudden and soon. I can only hope that it comes as a consequence of HR 1207. When the people force the Federal Reserve to tell everybody that they have been pillaging this country’s wealth for almost a century. When Greenspan and Bernanke are hauled to the proverbial gallows (and Obama tries to save them and gets dragged along). When Ron Paul gets his ultimate vindication. When the Freedom Movement finally wins out. If HR 1207 isn’t the key, then it will happen eventually, it is inevitable. Ghandi said, “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” They have fought us tooth and nail… so we know what is next.

And now you’re introducing new legislation? My question is WHY? HR 1207 currently has 179 co-sponsors and that’s before a vote! We only need 218 votes total. Every speech you’ve ever made would lead us all to believe that you’d be one of the first people to sign on to this bill! I mean, a chance to open the books of the Fed! If there’s already so much support for HR 1207, why are you introducing lesser legislation at the height of HR 1207’s growth? The only possible explanation is that you’re a sellout and you’re trying to derail HR 1207. I just can’t think of any other reason you would not support 1207 and then introduce 2424. There are even 25+ dems co-sponsoring. See the list here. I mean, POSSIBLY, just POSSIBLY, you didn’t hear about it? But that’s ridiculous. And it couldn’t possibly be that you don’t agree with Ron Paul on this or have a personal issue with him, we all know you guys are friends (though you disagree on fiscal policy and everyone knows you’re a socialist). But to the congressman who introduced legislation on a monthly basis to hold the higher ups accountable – can you please co-sponsor the legislation that has the best chance of giving us some transparency in our monetary system and finally holding them accountable? Expose the Fed! Support HR 1207!

In my opinion, Affiliate Marketing is the best way to make money on the internet. As affiliates, we drive internet commerce and get paid well… very well. And if you’re smart enough to build a system that brings residuals and operates on its own, then you can set yourself up with a very nice lifestyle (a little financial FREEDOM, perhaps?). I admit, you need to love working on the computer or at the bare minimum, know your way around proficiently to do well at and enjoy AM but I have an inkling that describes most of the people reading this. I got annoyed one day when I went to the internet searching for lists of the best affiliate programs. I wanted people to tell me their favorites and why. But the www was devoid of quality. So after a LOT of time searching for programs and making money with them, I am ready to write my own list and attempt to fill the gap. 

When rating an affiliate program, I take a number of things into consideration. My favorites are really the ones that have make me the most money. So the #1 factor is how much money I’ve been able to make with a certain program. I also consider the tier structure. Usually they are 1 or 2 tiered. In my experience, more than that is considered a Network Marketing company (AM and NM are similar in many ways). I prefer 2 tiered programs because it compounds the whole situation when you can add affiliates to make you money… you never know who you’ll wind up sponsoring. The trade off is that the first level payout might be smaller but I take that into consideration. I am going to list some companies that give a good first level commission and have 2 tiers. Obviously conversion rates are important but so is the cost of advertising in the niche. A high conversion with low expense is ideal. The affiliate tools that are provided are quite important. Ease of use of the affiliate backend is important. Timeliness of payment and method is also important. For me direct deposit is obviously the first choice, then paypal, then check. Some programs have caveats and some have enormous hidden benefits.I take all this into consideration… here’s the breakdown (keep in mind, numbering them was really hard):

 

1) Acme People Search

What a wild system this guy’s got! Carefully calculated, perfectly constructed, it walks you through a process that wipes the competition away. Kudos to the creator, Tissa Godavitarne for coming up with such a impressive system. The progression from sales letter to getting the sign up and making it a turn key system is amazingly seamless and simple. You’ll see what I mean if you sign up (for free). He’s basically allowing you to piggyback his “people search engine” concept and create a copy website for you to make money off of – this becomes of obvious benefit to everybody as you go through it. He also GUARANTEES you $125 in commissions in your first 24 hours and delivers! Of course, you need $200 accumulated to get paid out but it’s still money if you can create the other $75. That’s not a hard thing to do given the amount of ways you can make money with this system. At first, the ways to make money were a bit unclear but once I got it, it went WHAM! and I realized how powerful and turnkey this thing was. I know I sound ridiculous with the old “turnkey” business but you can sign up for free and call me out if you want. You’ll see what I mean when you do it. He’s got some great systems in place for customer retention and incentivizing but none require extra work on your part. Just drive targeted traffic to the landing page and watch the system make the signups for you, literally. Since I’m one who hates being tied to the phone, I love the “phonelessness” of this program. If you do decide to join and get your own search engine, make sure you complete all 3 steps to get the $125 in free commissions (they’re easy and take a couple hours, you’ve just got to do them, ya know?). The only thing I don’t like is the fact that he hands out ridiculous, un-memorizable usernames so I have to have it handy to log in. Other than that, the site is well organized, offers free training, metrics, and walks you literally, step by step through the process. I think it might be impossible not to make money with this system.

You can become an affiliate right away here

You can view Tissa’s “Proof Board” here.

 

2) The Renegade Network Marketer by Ann Sieg

I know that this says Network Marketing and people are going to think I’m focusing on Network Marketing instead of Affiliate Marketing, but I’m not. “The Renegade Network Marketer” is a book about NM and there’s an excellent affiliate program and system behind the book. I’ve made A LOT of money with the Renegade System. Here are the reasons: 1) It’s a revolutionary product with excellent insight about Network Marketing. 2) 50% commission payout for first level, 20% on second level. 3) Free access to the Renegade System with purchase of book. 4) Sophisticated back-end that auto-sells products for you, including some of the other top programs I’m going to list. 5) Excellent free give away (“The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing”) to build your list and automatically pre-sell the customer. 6) Consistent producer – landing page has turned a 2-3% conversion ratio on ebook and 25% on free ebook.  7) Access to the Renegade Professional – an intense course with Ann Sieg and Mike Klinger that will blow up your business. 8) Access to the the Renegade Breakthrough Mentoring Program… only for the very serious money makers who want to work directly with Ann and Mike. What’s also great is you get ONE YEAR FREE of Renegade Pro (a $600 value and currently sold out) when you sign up for RBTM. 9) Easy to use site with tons of free QUALITY information (I learned some pretty mean PPC just from Ann’s free section) and all the ad tools. 10) Direct deposit paid bi-weekly. Ann Sieg is well respected in the industry and writes great books. Because of this, she has her own brand and has created her own advertising niche – this makes it easy to stick out in a sea of network marketing training. If the book and system didn’t make you money, the information would still be worth the $67 asking price. THEN THE KICKER COMES IN: When somebody buys the book, they provide you their name, address, and email and are immediately a willing and informed prospect for any opportunity you want to offer them. People pay ridiculous amount for these types of amazing leads (What is it? $4-25 a lead for somebody who has filled out a survey or opted in? This is somebody who just read a book on NM!) and you’re getting them as a prospect whilst making money selling the book. This is the beauty. Don’t miss out on this one.

Ann only offers the affiliate opportunity to those who have purchased the book. 

You can get the Renegade Network Marketer book and System here.

You can get the FREE ebook, “The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” here

You can check out Renegade Professional here,

The Renegade Breakthrough Mentoring Program here,

Mike Klinger’s “How I Build My First List” here,

And Ann Sieg’s “Marketer’s Manifesto” FREE report here

 

3) Site Build It! 

SBI is considered one of the premier website building services on the internet. They help you build it, optimize it, and monetize it with a fairly simple interface. They give you products for free that you would otherwise have to pay for such as hosting, keyword research, and search engine optimization. The product is good so there’s a high conversion rate. I was pleasantly pleased to find people buying through the Renegade System without me even mentioning it once. This happened a lot and the commission is hefty. They pay $75 for the basic one year subscription. There’s also many repeat sales, upsells (offers to build it for you etc.), and the possibility to multiple purchases. Then there’s your 2nd tier which is VERY powerful with the residual income. Once people build a website, they usually want keep it and that costs money (much less than the setup though). They have a ludicrous amount of tools. Seriously. They almost have TOO MANY. The affiliate site can be overwhelming at first and there is so much information that I do not know how anybody could get through all of it. I just pick and choose and now I know my way around. Up until recently they only paid by check, but now they are paying by paypal to confirmed accounts. It is widely considered one of the best affiliate programs on the net and I’m sure they’ll continue to stay ahead of the curve.

You can become an affiliate of SBI! here.

You can learn about the SBI! product here. (I chose the affiliate marketing landing page for you guys)

Network Marketers might want to check out SBI! here.

 

4) The Second Tier 

Russell Brunson is a terrific marketer with terrific products. Want to know how to become a strong affiliate on the web? You should not pass up looking at Russell’s materials. He’s got a wide variety of products with different price ranges (from free to $50 to $1000) to choose from so you can appeal to your niche. He offers free weekly training and an extensive training archive once you sign up as an affiliate (which is free). The affiliate backend is easy to use and understand, has a very nice layout, has all the tools, and keeps metrics. Seems like most of the products pay around a %50 commission and most offer 2 tiers. The reason I love telling you about The Second Tier is because the focus of the site is on learning how to be a strong affiliate and that’s what this is all about. The one thing I don’t like is that he pays only by check. Everything else is a go. You might think there is a catch when you get to the website, like you might have to pay something – but I assure you, it’s free and you won’t be asked for a credit card or paypal. 

You can become an affiliate here.

If you’re interested in Russell Brunson’s products, it’s best to find them all in the affiliate backend instead of me listing them all here. 

 

5) Amazon.com

I don’t think this affiliate program needs much explaining. You know their products and their domination of the industry. That’s pretty much a good enough reason to become an affiliate. It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in, there’s a book on Amazon.com that you should be putting a link to on your website. The payouts are kinda small but so are the purchases. Do it enough times and… you get the point. Only issue I have with them is that it’s one tier… oh yea, and the homophobic thing too. But they have great tools such as the ability to make your own store. I had fun with that and stuck all my favorite books up there. Obviously, being an affiliate of Amazon is a must if you have a website or if you are a twitterholic like myself.

You can become an affiliate here.

You can check out my affiliate store with all my favorite books here

 

6) Twitter Traffic Machine

Speaking of Twitter, if you’re on it and you want to build your following, Twitter Traffic Machine by Bill Crosby is the way to go. Just look at my stats on twittercounter.com. 8,000 followers in 40 days can’t be wrong. It’s $27 and you get a bunch of video tutorials that guide you step by step through the process. You can consult my recent blog post where I discuss the details of growing your twitter account as fast as possible using TTM and other tricks I’ve found. He teaches you how to use the system to advertise it through Twitter and make money while you’re building your following. Granted, it seems this program is all over Twitter right now but thankfully new people are joining everyday and the sales still file in. With a 40%+ commission, low price, and large unique need, it’s worth being involved in. They pay through Clickbank which is fine with me, especially because I’ve got other CB programs paying out (there are others on this list). I also like the sales page which has a high converting video. I think I would be on here promoting Hummingbird if their price wasn’t almost $200 and didn’t only have software for PCs. TTM is a much better deal, is internet based, and teaches you independence and use of other twitter tools.

It seems as though the only way to become an affiliate is to purchase TTM. You can look at the TTM product here

 

7) Guaranteed Website Visitors

I like this website because it is simple and cheap. They have good packages for traffic where you can buy visitors for as low as 1.2 cents each. You can pay a little extra (1.9 cents each) for higher quality traffic. The caveat is that you should only use this service for business opportunities. It might work for other traffic but why try? Just focus using this service for business opportunities and you’ll be sending cheap targeted traffic to your site. Just an example of how this could work with say, The Renegade Network Marketer: I’ve historically had a 2%+ conversion rate on visitors to the sales page. If you could get just a .25% sales success rate on 10,000 visitors (who also get your cookies just by going to the site), then you will sell 25 books which equals $837.5 – a profit of $717.5. You can break even with a .035% sales rate which is 57 times less effective than than my normal 2% success rate using PPC. Even twitter traffic gets much higher conversion rates than that. The affiliate program is good because the service is good and EVERYBODY needs it, especially if your niche is home based business opportunities or something similar. The packages are good and a 30% commission rate is not too shabby, especially if the service works and people come back for more visitors. The conversion rate is also high. What I don’t like is the lack of tools and only one tier. Just a nice one to offer in your arsenal though. 

You can become an affiliate here. Just go to the bottom of the page when you get there. You can also learn about the service on this page. 

 

8) Wordtracker

It is almost essential to join up as an affiliate of WT for a couple of reasons. The main one is that it’s by far, the best service of it’s kind (keyword research). If you’re not getting keyword research with your website service (like SBI! offers), then you will need something like this and none of the others come even close. Wordtracker has ultimately made me a lot of money by giving me niche keyword ideas that I would have never thought of and are much cheaper to advertise than the ones I did think of. Another major reason is the fact that they have a two tiers with a monthly service which can be VERY powerful. The monthly subscription price is high, for sure. Which is good if you’re an affiliate (make sure you sign up with them as a “publisher”) but not so good as a buyer. But like I said, ultimately it will make you money in the long run if you use the service, assuming you are doing any keyword based advertising. The tools are amazing and the backend is easy to use. It’s also part of the Renegade System backend. They’ve been around for a while and I have a feeling they’re not going anywhere.

You can become an affiliate here. Go to the “Affiliates” link on the top menu bar when you get there.

You can look at the free trial of the service here.

You can look at their free keyword tool here.

 

9) pocketsfiller.com

This program is good because of what they promote: “Home Business in a Box.” I like this idea because I believe most people can’t and won’t come up with a good system to make money online. So I like the ones that seem to do MOST (never ALL) of the work for you and automatically make money with very little pioneering on your own part. This is one of those programs. Learn, apply, and receive funds. I like their affiliate program because it’s a 75% payout, a very good price point ($49.95), and a 60 day money back guarantee. That does mean that refunds are possible but it makes it much more attractive to buyers. Refunds just come with the territory sometimes as an affiliate – that’s why it’s important to sell good products. I don’t like that the tools are sparse and they don’t have an affiliate backend. They go through Clickbank which is acceptable. Good business opportunities that offer 75% commission are rare so it’s worth a bit of promoting to see if it’ll work for you like it does for me.

You can check out the program here. Go to the bottom of the page to become an affiliate.

 

10) Send Out Cards

I know, I know, SOC is not an “affiliate program.” But it’s #10 and I thought I should mention it because it’s a one of a kind service that is useful for everybody and the money making is just so good. It can also easily be seen as an affiliate program. Send Out Cards is a network marketing company that, just like it’s name suggests, sends out greeting (or thanks you, etc.) cards to people. The normal costs of this action are slashed and simplified which helps business owners send physical cards to their prospects and also can automate it for you. The power of sending a physical card to a prospect cannot be overstated. They may not look at the card right away but chances are they will not discard it as junk mail and will probably keep it around for a while, reminding them to look at your opportunity. When you use this tool to help promote your network marketing, affiliate marketing, or home business opportunity it will inherently increase sales and increase customer retention at a very low cost. The compensation structure is also complete madness! It almost seems like they’re giving away too much money. When you sign someone up, you get a huge bonus. When those people sign someone up, you get a bigger bonus. And when your business gets big enough, you can get paid on unlimited levels. It’s also another program available in the Renegade System backend and I have qualified prospects ASKING ME about the company automatically thanks to Ann’s awesome sales letter. The issue I have with SOC is that their user interface could be a little better and easier to use. They have made strides here though and it doesn’t minimize the effectiveness of the product. Also, the entry cost is substantial (close to $400). But as with any NM opportunity, you get something for your money and it turns out to be a really good deal (you get a bunch of cards, convention tickets, free training, etc.). Plus, the potential to make that money back with only a few signups is right there. They also only pay by check (which we know I do not prefer). But even if you don’t want to be part of the income opportunity, you can buy the service for much cheaper which sets you apart immediately when you come off the internet and move into tangible parts. Another great benefit is I am only 2 levels away from Ann Sieg herself and joining will bring you only 3 levels away from her and there will be an opportunity to become part of her “team” for free. Do yourself a favor and learn about SOC.

As in any NM company, you need to buy in to be an affiliate. You can learn about SOC and become an affiliate here.

 

Thats it! The best ten affiliate programs that I know about. Ultimately, if you learn and implement correctly I think you can make a lot of money with any of the above programs. Many of them offer great, free training so take advantage! I hope you benefitted from and continue to benefit from the information. Feel free to leave me feedback on this blog or on twitter at www.twitter.com/freeist. Much success!

 

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I was reading Osho…

…and I came across this amazing quote, as often happens with Osho books. His books are actually transcribed from his talks and speeches so it’s a really unique reading experience. Almost as if you can feel the vibration of his presence that much stronger, as if he’s talking to you. If you have not heard of Osho, he is a spiritual mystic, teacher, and leader from India. IMO, he’s controversial in a truthful kind of way, you know? In other words, I think he’s attuned to pissing off the sleeping people. The quote is not controversial, but the context definitely is. I’m going to take his words out of context and talk about just the quote because with Osho, and the nature of the quote, Truth is Truth, regardless of context. 

“The soul can grow only in freedom – love gives freedom. And when you give freedom, you are free; that’s what detachment is. If you enforce bondage on the other, you will be imprisoning yourself at the same time. If you bind the other, the other will bind you; if you define the other, the other will define you; if you are trying to possess the other, the other will possess you. “

There’s obviously quite a lot in this quote. Detachment could be spoken about for books and books. In this case, Osho is specifically recognizing the freedom that comes from the detachment from the addicting “need” to control people. Essentially, we need to let other people be free if we also want to be free. If nothing else, how can we expect people to allow us to be free if we cannot allow others to have their freedom? In the political arena, it is all too obvious to see how people try to chain other people down, especially with social issues such as marraige and drugs, where the actions of others are usually of no consequence to the lives of those who wish to restrict. That’s the purity of libertarianism that I love – because I believe the idea/party is based on the principle of allowing freedom for others. Osho adds the point that if you bind somebody, you are actually binding yourself with that attachment. When you become a slave owner, your attachment to that slave is binding you and you cannot be free. When you “own” your spouse, your attachment is keeping you from your freedom. Ultimately, without allowing others to be free, we cannot and will not be free. This Truth is supreme and is a law of Nature. If you liked the words, you can check out more on www.Osho.com.

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