what is affiliate marketing

“What is Affiliate Marketing”? Whiteboard Tutorial

What is Affiliate Marketing”? Whiteboard Tutorial


In this online whiteboard video tutorial I go over the question I get asked all the time.

What is affiliate marketing”?

This tutorial goes over the basics behind affiliate marketing and what to look for in promoting a certain product.

Affiliate marketing Definition

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.

What is an Affiliate Network?

An affiliate network acts as an intermediary between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate programs. It allows website publishers to more easily find and participate in affiliate programs which are suitable for their website (and thus generate income from those programs), and allows websites offering affiliate programs (typically online merchants) to reach a larger audience by promoting their affiliate programs to all of the publishers participating in the affiliate network.[1]

Traditional affiliate networks enable merchants to offer publishers a share of any revenue that is generated by the merchant from visitors to the publisher's site, or a fee for each visitor on the publisher's site that completes a specific action (making a purchase, registering for a newsletter, etc.). The majority of merchant programs have a revenue share model, as opposed to a fee-per-action model.

For merchants, affiliate network services and benefits may include tracking technology, reporting tools, payment processing, and access to a large base of publishers. For affiliates, services and benefits can include simplifying the process of registering for one or more merchant affiliate programs, reporting tools, access to product API's and payment aggregation.

Affiliates are generally able to join affiliate networks for free, whereas there is generally a fee for merchants to participate. Traditional affiliate networks might charge an initial setup fee and/or a recurring membership fee. It is also common for affiliate networks to charge merchants a percentage of the commissions paid to affiliates, this is known as an ‘over-ride' and is payable on top of the affiliates commission. (source: wikipedia.org)

When signing up for any type of affiliate program you must do your research. It is critical in your path to success.

My personal rule is quite simple: If I use a product and it meets or exceeds my expectations, i'll promote it.

fighting forward to ignite the flame inside

Fighting Forward Through all the Noise, Ignite the Flame

How do you respond when you get kicked down, beat up and shut down mentally? Do you get up and keep fighting forward and forge ahead? Through the adversity and storms that surround you in the darkest of seasons. Think about  how you respond to those situations and handle them.

Fighting forward through all the noise

Life has no template nor does it have an instruction manual. There are no preset markers along your path in life.

There are points in life that define your true character and resilience. The beauty of life is we ultimately have the ability to blaze our own trail and seek out our true purpose. The sad thing is normally we decide to settle, and guess what else settles, dust.

There is a fire deep inside all of us. This fire can easily dwindle down into a small flame. It's up to you to search deep inside and reignite that flame into a raging inferno.

I have seen people walking around looking defeated, looking lost. I think to myself, “what  happened to them that has brought them down so low”?

We all start on the same path, some get lost, others get taken backwards due to circumstances out of their control. Some people choose to stay in those circumstances because they feel that is their identity.

Walking aimlessly through life when deep down inside they still have a flame.

The biggest question one must ask themselves is what they are doing at this point in time their purpose? If the answer is “no”, what's holding you back from greatness? Ignite that flame with everything you've got and believe in you, because you're worth it.

It is the strength that lies deep inside, you must reach down and grasp it. If you keep on fighting forward through all the adversity that life throws at you will ultimately become stronger and wiser.

Focus on you, fight for you, keep pressing forward and remember you are here for a purpose.

fighting forward

My favorite quotes regarding fighting forward


Books by the authors of the above quotes:
Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1
Joseph F. Girzone, My Struggle with Faith


Incredible Infographic from Jason Miller at Linkedin

I stumbled upon this incredible infographic designed by Jason Miller who is the Leading Global Content Marketer for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. The one thing I love about it is the simplicity of it and how it shows the importance of blogging on a very consistent basis.

Below is the infographic Jason Miller created, check it out.

Sometimes the most simplistic forms of explaining things go a lot farther than a bunch of mumbo jumbo hard to follow gibberish.

Jason Miller articles 

Food for thought: (no pun intended) If you where to implement these strategies, and be consistent, what is your honest take on the possible benefits it may have on your business?

I have been in those empty spaces where I can't seem to think of something to blog about, It was extremely frustrating. Too many times we make things harder than they have to be. It requires solid training everyday to grow, generate new ideas, or take an idea and make it better.

jason miller linkedin infographic

Thinking about starting a blog? Visit Here

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Amazing Infographic from Aweber Communications explains 5 Content Blind Spots

This infographic from Aweber Communications goes over 5 content blind spots and how to avoid them. Take the time to really read over it, take some notes and grasp some of the really good information it provides.

5 content blind spots and how to avoid them courtesy of Aweber Communications

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Spend less time marketing and more time growing your business with automated follow ups and quick, easy design tools – plus investing in scaling it with some financial-support services (visit their website here) and so much more. With the best delivery in the business, AWeber gets your email newsletter where it needs to go. We've helped 120,000+ businesses already – see what we can do for yours. Founded in 1998, we build email marketing software that sends and follow ups. Our mission: to deliver a service that's easy to use for the everyday business, blogger and entrepreneur. Our growing team is passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated to the over 120,000+ AWeber users we work with daily. Moxie Trades is the home of the pink work boot and other stylish supplies for women who want to show their moxie on and off the job site.


Curated from www.aweber.com


Aweber by far is the industry leader when it comes to email marketing. Their customer service is top notch and overall dedication to ethical email marketing is second to none. I proudly endorse Aweber Communications on winwithfred.com and recommend them to anyone looking to start email marketing. – Fred

Aweber has a really cool upcoming event with one of my favorite, most transparent entrepreneur, podcaster, author and half marathon finishers Pat Flynn. Make sure you do not miss out on this everyone. Also, if you get a chance, make sure you follow Pat on Twitter @PatFlynn

Visit here for a complete video tutorial on Aweber Communications

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He made his first sale online! Bob Finn video #5

Yes, 62 year old Bob Finn has officially made his online! I am so jacked for him because he has been working extremely hard with the training. I remember connecting with Bobby this last winter and he had so many things going wrong when it came to advice. He was willing, ready, and truly wanted to learn about how to legitimately start making money online.

Just getting cleared by the doctors from having cancer, Bobby at age 62 wanted to prove that anyone with the drive and determination could do anything they put their mind to. He has kept his promise by blogging on a consistent basis and being very teachable.

Bobby and I meet every week to go over how he is doing. Even when he was sick he still wanted to keep learning. Since I have gotten to know Bobby he has been completely honest with his weak areas and is not afraid to attack them. His goal from the start was to supplement his retirement and learn something new everyday. Bobby loves blogging about things that are near and dear to his heart and genuinely cares about people. <a class=

How he made his  online

I didn't want Bobby to get information overload so he had 1 basic social media account and his blog. I explained to him that when he tweets any type of link, don't over do it. He ended up making his first sale off of Twitter, that is extremely awesome! Bob is an inspiration to me! He has more heart than a lot of people and I am extremely honored to call him not only my student, but my friend.

I encourage you to show Bobby some love by visiting his ever growing website winwithbobby.com and follow him on Twitter @winwithbobby

Watch all of Bobby's training videos from when we first started here.