One keyword will be your main target keyword and the other(s) will be supporting keywords. You want to make sure your main target keyword appears in your blog post title, pin title, blog post URL, and pin description. That means you’ve optimized your pin to rank highly for that keyword. In that case, Pinterest is more likely to show your pin to someone who searches for the keyword. As you can see, Pinterest is a lot like Google. It wants to deliver fresh, relevant content to users. You can help the Pinterest algorithm do that by telling it exactly what your pin is about using keywords. That’s why Pinterest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is so important!  
Considering I’m now paying a dedicated server for my blogs, $3 is close to nothing and I can earn more than that in a few minutes with Google Adsense or an affiliate sale. But still, I was wrong. Also, I made the mistake of selecting US only fans being 18-40 years old and having interests on “Google, Organic Traffic, and Search Engine Optimization“. So yeah, I can say it was a total mess.
1. How is AffiloBlueprint program different from these free awesome lessons that you guys provide that walks through everything, I mean... this pretty much covers what one would ever need to know about all this stuff in order to get started with IM, so this makes me wonder then if I buy the AffiloBlueprint subscription, what are some advantages are in that program over this free series of courses?
Click the "get started now" button and let’s get started! (see above). Select a hosting plan that fits your needs. (Normally, if you are just starting out I recommend the basic plan but, if you are really serious about this and want more resources & power go with their Prime or Pro plan). Keep in mind, you can always upgrade your plan as you grow.
There are then three tabs to work through. The first one is dealing with creating your about section. For SEO purposes this is a great place to put keywords, but don’t just list them. Use them in a couple of to-the-point sentences that will best describe your what you’re all about. In Johns case he might put, “Love-Nest is here to help you find romance with your bird-of-a-feather! Get a date at www.lovenest.com.” 
Besides affiliate links, publishers can get access to tracking reports (clicks, sales, impressions), additional promotional materials (banners, copy, email templates) inside the retailer’s affiliate platform. These platforms also handle commission payments so publishers can expect to be paid around the same time each month, usually by Paypal or direct deposit.
Digital Camera. If you want to make your own real life footage, you'll need to invest in a digital camera. The cost of this item depends on the quality of footage you want to take; these days you can buy cameras which shoot 4k footage, but you may only want standard HD. If your budget is tight, an iPhone camera can do a good job these days, especially if you have one of the newer models.
Hi Brooke, it is pretty easy. If you search in the Help Center search box you can find many helpful articles and videos. This video should be helpful: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/204617349-How-to-Shorten-Links-for-Publishing-on-Social-Media-VIDEO- If you need further assistance, please contact Customer Support so they can help you personally.
So what I recommend first is to prepare at least 5 to 10 different images and use them all at the same time, or another thing you can do is to run 3 simultaneous campaigns just like me, but let them run only for 3 days and then create new campaigns with new images and run them again. This way you’ll likely receive more fans per impression and your CPC will be lower.
Anyway, the point here is that I made some very good friends in some forums and I had access to 10 million Facebook Fans in separated Facebook Fanpages (everything between 200k to 2 million fans each). So I decided to make a little FREE campaign with those fans and see if I could filter at least 500 leads in a week. It should be easy to get 500 fans interested on making money online and SEO from 10 millions overall, right?

Like titles, one of the first images we see for your videos are thumbnails. Creating a good thumbnail is a delicate skill- you want to try and make the thumbnail stand out from the crowd but you don't want it to appear amateurish. Different niches have different standards for thumbnails. Gaming thumbnails will usually be very bright, big bubbly text and attempt to give off an "awe" factor. But informational videos will usually have simple thumbnails with elegant text so that they appear professional.
This is crucial! Do NOT save your affiliate pins, or any pins for that matter, to generic, all-niche boards. You’d confuse Pinterest. When you share a new pin, the Pinterest algorithm goes to work to figure out what that pin is about. It determines this based on the image, keywords, and the boards where the pin is saved. If you want to learn the ins and outs of how the Pinterest Algorithm works, there’s no better course than Pinteresting Strategies. Mommy blogger, Carly Campbell, walks you through how she went from 0-200k page views a month by mastering the Pinterest algorithm and manual pinning.  
Additionally, it happens to be that I am trying to do this with a two tier affiliate program. Meaning A group admin would post a link to my site on the FB group/page and then the user would click through to my site and then from my site I would be providing value and referring them to the actual site where they would make the purchase. Do you have any recommendations for how to best do this?
Lets dive into one of these ideas a little more. Lets say you're a stay at home parent, then you know Walmart like the back of your hand! This works perfectly to your advantage because you already know the products they carry. So a great website idea for you is to share your home secrets, whether that be the best ways to get stains out of clothes, or perfect affordable Christmas decorations you can make from home.
When you are setting up your account, you will want to be pay particular attention to selecting your payment method so you can receive your commissions. Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network offers various methods of publisher payment, depending on your location. By default, all US publishers are initially paid by check. Once you cash your first consolidated Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network check, your mailing address will be validated in our system making you eligible for direct deposit. Publishers who are in countries where we support direct deposit can set up direct deposit payments for those networks before receiving a check from the US Network. Those publishers who can set up direct deposit payments earlier will still have to cash one US Network check before direct deposit payments begin for the US Network. Learn more about setting up direct deposit.
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I would suggest buying a custom domain to integrate with your shopify store. Remember you can easily setup the store and also import products from Aliexpress. Make use of plugins and apps such as Oberlo, and Kit to assist you in your campaigns. The good thing is you can test run and even setup the whole store without spending a dime to see how it goes.
Ezra Firestone of Smart Marketer has developed a 21-video Ecommerce video course that teaches potential merchants how to earn sales on their online store. You can publish these videos on your own properties with your Shopify affiliate link. Each Shopify merchant who signs up through your link will earn you a one-time, 200% commission of their first monthly Shopify account fee.
          The quality of your photos can make or break your pin’s success. As new bloggers, we’re all cash-strapped, this is one area where you can’t be cheap. Don’t underestimate the power of professional quality images! I use Deposit Photos to source all my images for pins. Typically, I’ll search for images like “feminine computer desk” or “workspace with flowers.”
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Of course if you take into account that I had to buy Optimize Press 2.0 or Hybrid Connect, that would be a no no. But since I already had it and I’m using it like crazy, I think it’s totally worth it. Especially since it took me around 15 minutes to setup my facebook campaigns, 30 minutes to create the landing pages, around 8 hours to get them approved by facebook and 48 hours to make a $80 profit.
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Love the post here. I am about to run a campaign for likes and intend to get it for 2 cents per like. My only concern is, after spending a lot on testing and finally getting it for 2 cents, whenever I try to increase the budget the CPC goes up as well. What can I do to avoid this and maintain the CPC after raising the budget? Should I just let the ad run anyways? I usually start at $3/day and then change it to $10/day. Hope you can help. Thank you
Besides your images, keywords are the other major make or break factor for your pins. Spend some time to identify 2-3 relevant keywords that people would use to search for the problem you’re solving. Focus on just one target keyword phrase that you absolutely want to rank for. Then add one or two other related keywords. To figure out what keywords to choose, put yourself in the shoes of your target audience. What would they search in order to find a solution to the problem your affiliate product solves?
**NOTE: If paying for a monthly pin scheduler isn’t for you, then my friend, are going to want to take a look at this! Carly, founder of “Mommy on Purpose” and author of Pinteresting Strategies eBook, walks you through how she gets over 200k views a month though Pinterest and thousand of dollars in revenue, without using a Pin scheduler. Yes, you read that correctly. She teaches you her incredible successful manual pinning method in this book along with other great tips and strategies. Check it out for yourself, here.
Marketing automation adds another wrinkle to the conversation. Some affiliates automate their posts with software like Hootsuite, but I don’t. I’ve tried automating on Facebook and was unimpressed with my results. I prefer to post natively and schedule content to meet my objectives. Still, using a third-party automation application could work for you.

Even though Walmart.com’s cookie life is significantly longer, my analysis shows that over 85% of sales (in programs with cookie life equal to 90 days or longer) occur on the first day. So even with their dismal 24 hours cookies Amazon.com’s affiliate/associates program looks significantly more attractive to affiliates (more SKUs, better affiliate tools, higher earning potential due to the obvious differences in commissions as well as some of the things not mentioned above, but listed in the affiliate feedback below).
Let’s say I save the affiliate pin for my favorite Pinterest affiliate marketing course to a general group board called ‘Bloggers Share Your Best Pins.’ In the group board, there are pins about parenting, DIY, recipes, fashion, weight loss, and all sorts of topics. Because the board is a free-for-all, there are no relevant keywords for, well, any topic. How is the Pinterest algorithm supposed to determine that my pin is about affiliate marketing? Sometimes you have to put yourself in the Pinterest algorithm’s shoes, as strange as that sounds. How can you make its job easier? Signal exactly what your pin is about by using the right keywords and posting ONLY to relevant boards.
If you decide that creating a group works for you, just remember that moderating requires some work. It’s not that different from running a Facebook Page —; you have to keep it alive, so you’ll need to post regularly and get the ball rolling in the discussion. And, of course, you will need to monitor anything what’s going on - Especially the quality of your discussion threads. Your watchful eye will be needed here.
In 2010 I started my first blog, I Heart Photoshop, to teach Photoshop tutorials and how-to’s to the basic hobby user. A year later, I had jumped ship on that blog and put on my mommy blogger hat. In those early days of blogging, I was like a kid in a candy store when I would receive even $5 from an affiliate link or relationship and I would have NEVER believed that I would ever get to the point where I could generate over $1,000+/month from affiliates.
The direct affiliate marketing approach aims to promote products and services in posts. For example, you create a Facebook post about a book that you read and include an affiliate link from Amazon.com. Whoever clicks on the link will go straight to Amazon. By contrast, the indirect approach aims to direct traffic offsite where affiliate links are present. For instance, you create a Facebook post about the best marketing tools and add a link to your blog.
Hi Maggie, you can learn about the tracking technologies we use in this video tutorial: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/200694358-Understanding-Affiliate-Marketing-Tracking-Technology-VIDEO-. Each advertiser may set their own "return days" window for crediting a sale, so you'll need to review each advertiser's offer for that information. Here's an article about return days: https://pubhelp.rakutenmarketing.com/hc/en-us/articles/200992147. Hope that's helpful!
Before I really get into the meat and potatoes of this subject, I want to remind you that my YouTube channel is business-focused and I have a business outside of the YouTube channel and affiliates so I have to tread a fine line between promoting affiliates and promoting my own products and/or services. If you’re reading this and you have a blog or a YouTube channel and you’re considering the possibility of making affiliate income your main source of income, you can absolutely do this on a higher level.
Of course if you take into account that I had to buy Optimize Press 2.0 or Hybrid Connect, that would be a no no. But since I already had it and I’m using it like crazy, I think it’s totally worth it. Especially since it took me around 15 minutes to setup my facebook campaigns, 30 minutes to create the landing pages, around 8 hours to get them approved by facebook and 48 hours to make a $80 profit.

There are lots of Amazon affiliates in this space, mostly because it’s a strong hobby (i.e. passion) niche with tons of products. Which is good, since tons of these big stores are very general in nature, making it possible for big outdoors sites to possibly even pick one or two stores to recommend (this, in turn, might have other advantages, too, like negotiating better rates with those brands).
From our chat with an Amazon Associates customer service representative, Amazon says that their position on the use of Amazon Associates links in YouTube content is “not public information”. Therefore, we cannot present you with what exactly we were told. You also cannot find their rules, specific to the use of Amazon Associate links, documented anywhere on their website despite the fact that they have “guidelines.”
12. Exclusive Contracts: More than once, when trying to onboard an Amazon affiliate into another affiliate program, we hear this response: “Amazon is the exclusive advertiser on my sites. Moreover, they covert better.” The latter convincingly justifies the former; and I applaud a merchant who can get valuable affiliates to agree to such relationships. Class act, hands down!
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