I always believe that transparency is extremely important when it comes to running a business, even one online. Therefore, in this short post I’m going to give you a run down of some of the websites that I own, as well as give you a little more insight into my own business.
I cut my teeth and started making money from affiliate marketing about five years ago, starting with Travis Sago’s Bum Marketing Method. Basically, I just wrote loads of articles with calls to action for affiliate products, and then submitted them to article directories like Ezinearticles and Articlesbase. That was some seriously easy money, but of course the well dried up when the Google Panda update happened and article directories fell from grace.
Since then, I’ve set up a number of different affiliate sites – some have been successes, others have been failures (anyone who claims that they make money every single time following a given method is just lying through their teeth IMO). Recently, I’ve started writing my own info products – like Keyword Research Redux – and I’m planning to release a fitness/exercise guide on Clickbank too, with healthy 75% commissions for affiliates I might add.
Here are some sites I currently run for you to check out:
Fix Broken Xbox 360 (www.fixbrokenxbox360.info) – I’ve owned this domain name for a number of years, and formerly used it as one of my redirect addresses. These days, I run a reasonably popular Xbox 360 repair site, monetized mostly through my list.
How To Invest In Gold (www.howtoinvestingold.org) – Was doing great business with this site, but unfortunately it was penalized by Google during the recent exact match domain name update. Still, there’s a lot of useful information there!
Diablo 3 Hero Guide (www.diablo-3-hero-guide.com) – This is a very vanilla affiliate site that features the standard “articles + CTA” method of building a site. As the popularity of the game has tapered off, so has the traffic of the site.
NZ Gold – (www.nzgold.org) I set this site up with my father about 7 years ago, and it is still going strong (despite the old-fashioned appearance). This site is meant to be a real resource, as opposed to a thin affiliate site.
I’ve got more sites and marketing methods out there, but that’s just a small sample!
Thanks for reading, and make sure that you’ve got your free copy of my Super Affiliate Secrets report.