Some of the most successful affiliate marketers are using sales funnels with an extensive follow-up email sequence. It will most certainly improve your business as you need those tools to nurture your visitors.
Outside of the tools, you have to think of affiliate marketing as a business endeavor. It’s not easy, and it takes some time to generate a substantial amount of income. Whether you want an extra $100/day or $10,000/mo, it takes time and dedication.
My advice is to pick a niche you know in, start a website/blog, and start creating content around that niche. Find your audiences pain points, help them along their journey, and convert them into customers (Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary V).
Website/Squeeze Page/Landing Page
ClickFunnels – one of the most well known out there. It’s pretty easy to use and design your own online experience with sales funnels.
WordPress + Thrive Themes – this is my personal preference as I have extensive knowledge with WordPress. Thrive Themes is a ClickFunnels for WordPress. A simple drag n’ drop editor with an extensive suite of marketing tools. Here is some more info on thefor WordPress.
SendGrid – this is one of few I know of that allow affiliate links within the emails. The only downfall right now is the ability to create a follow-up sequence.
**If you plan on including affiliate links within emails or on your landing pages from your email, this is the only one so far that I’ve found that works. It is limited in functionality, but they are coming out with email automation very soon.
Primary Document/Swipe File Storage
Evernote – by far one of the most popular storage platforms around. It syncs seamlessly across all your devices, offers a great Chrome browser plugin that makes clipping pages, articles, or screenshots a breeze.
Google Drive – my second favorite cloud storage option is Google Drive. This is mainly used for client proposals, business processes and other business related templates. It also syncs seamlessly across all your devices.
SpyFu – helpful for spying on competitors.
Ahrefs – keyword explorer.
Google Keyword Planner – another great keyword planner tool for running Google Ads and Bing Ads (you will need an ad account).
Adespresso – although limited on a free account, it will give you some creative ideas for running Facebook Ads in your niche.
Buzzsumo – niche headline copy ideas. See what content is producing high engagement.
Magazines – just think of all those magazine headlines you see at the checkout line at the grocery store. Utilize that to see what converts. You can also go over to Google Images and search for “your niche magazine covers”.
WPEngine – hands down, one of the best WordPress hosting solutions on the planet. Over the past 7 years, I have NEVER even considered leaving their platform. They make managing a WordPress website effortless. Their support is top notch and available 24/7/365.
WPMUDEV – the best WordPress toolkit, including one click updates (across multiple sites) and over 100 plugins in their suite.
There are many other tools, methods and strategies outside of the mentioned above.
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I have also attached a list of other softwares and resources that I utilize when promoting products via affiliate marketing:
***NOTE – This page will be updated with more tools as we find the latest and greatest in order to achieve success!***