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How I Went From ZERO to $10,000 With Affiliate Marketing

Published on: December 9 2022 by Buildapreneur

How I Went From ZERO to $10,000 With Affiliate Marketing

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How I Went From ZERO to $10,000 With Affiliate Marketing

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00:00:00 00:00:03 have you ever pushed a boulder off of a
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00:00:05 00:00:08 pushing and the boulder is barely moving
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00:00:10 00:00:14 boulder starts to move faster
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00:00:14 00:00:17 the point where it feels like you're
00:00:16 00:00:19 chasing the boulder that's very similar
00:00:17 00:00:20 to most people's affiliate marketing
00:00:19 00:00:22 stories where we work and work and work
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00:00:22 00:00:24 we get the ball rolling
00:00:23 00:00:26 it actually starts to feel like we're
00:00:24 00:00:30 chasing our business and just
00:00:26 00:00:31 trying to keep up so i wanna show you my
00:00:30 00:00:33 affiliate marketing journey from zero to
00:00:31 00:00:35 ten thousand how i made my very first
00:00:33 00:00:36 ten thousand dollars as an affiliate
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00:00:36 00:00:40 disclaimer and that's that this isn't
00:00:38 00:00:42 gonna be a sob story video where i tell
00:00:40 00:00:43 you all the hardships that i overcame in
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00:00:43 00:00:47 once upon a time instead this is very
00:00:45 00:00:48 educational so we're just going to focus
00:00:47 00:00:49 on the things that i did
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00:00:49 00:00:52 know that in between each of the things
00:00:51 00:00:53 that we're going to tok about in this
00:00:52 00:00:55 video i made
00:00:53 00:00:56 probably hundreds of mistakes we're not
00:00:55 00:00:58 going to tok about those mistakes i've
00:00:56 00:00:59 got other videos where we focus on that
00:00:58 00:01:01 now the first good choice that i made
00:00:59 00:01:03 going from zero to ten thousand dollars
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00:01:05 00:01:08 something that's just
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00:01:08 00:01:11 we come into affiliate marketing and we
00:01:09 00:01:13 try to hop on a trend that's been going
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00:01:13 00:01:16 much harder to get in on those trends so
00:01:15 00:01:20 please take note of this
00:01:16 00:01:21 the best way as a new nobody to explode
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00:01:25 00:01:29 don't worry you're not a nobody to me
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00:01:38 00:01:41 back in the beginning of 2017
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00:01:41 00:01:46 knew about bitcoin in 2017.
00:01:44 00:01:47 don't worry this is not a bitcoin video
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00:01:47 00:01:50 you guys had actually heard of bitcoin
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00:01:53 00:01:56 people watching this video
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00:02:04 00:02:07 it i was putting out content
00:02:05 00:02:09 before a lot of people were looking for
00:02:07 00:02:12 this stuff my first video that did well
00:02:09 00:02:12 was how to buy bitcoin okay but i put it
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00:02:12 00:02:16 everybody was looking for how to buy
00:02:14 00:02:17 bitcoin and everybody was making content
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00:02:17 00:02:19 right here
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00:02:36 00:02:39 was a new marketer with no experience
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00:02:39 00:02:43 no way to really compete with the big
00:02:41 00:02:44 guys i was able to recognize a trend
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00:03:11 00:03:15 google trends okay and what's
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00:03:15 00:03:18 and what you can do is enter in any
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00:03:30 00:03:33 those that were able to recognize that
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00:03:36 00:03:39 see other things here black national
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00:04:01 00:04:05 we've got a hundred thousand people
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00:04:09 00:04:12 brand new news there's not a lot of
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00:04:48 00:04:52 the second reason is that when something
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00:05:09 00:05:12 if you go look at this first this first
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00:05:12 00:05:15 crypto niche it's a terrible video
00:05:14 00:05:17 terrible thumbnail nothing good about
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00:05:17 00:05:20 but because the competition was so much
00:05:18 00:05:22 less i was able to get a huge win with
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00:05:24 00:05:28 this multiple times wrong was choosing
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00:05:34 00:05:37 crypto niche i started on youtube my
00:05:36 00:05:39 very first piece of content went out on
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00:05:39 00:05:42 here this is this is crypto it's so
00:05:40 00:05:43 confusing i mean how many of you out
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00:05:43 00:05:46 understand crypto it's a crazy world so
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00:06:10 00:06:13 that's exactly what i did and why i was
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00:06:16 00:06:20 to carve out a space
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00:06:21 00:06:25 types of crypto channels out there there
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00:06:25 00:06:28 by the crypto people right like i guess
00:06:27 00:06:30 you'd call them crypto nerds they
00:06:28 00:06:31 understood crypto perfectly they
00:06:30 00:06:32 understood how blockchain and all this
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00:06:45 00:06:48 were backing out of these videos because
00:06:46 00:06:50 it just didn't work for who they were
00:06:48 00:06:51 now the second type of video was
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00:06:57 00:07:00 is much more entertaining
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00:07:04 00:07:07 little of out there at the time and that
00:07:06 00:07:10 was extremely simple
00:07:07 00:07:12 super slow tutorials and in fact if you
00:07:10 00:07:15 go watch this video
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00:07:19 00:07:22 we've got in at the perfect time and now
00:07:20 00:07:23 all these people are looking and trying
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00:07:23 00:07:26 people that are so confusing and there's
00:07:25 00:07:28 these people that are making light of it
00:07:26 00:07:30 and stuff like that and making fun of it
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00:07:30 00:07:34 down and breaking things down
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00:07:34 00:07:37 understand very much themselves either
00:07:36 00:07:39 which kind of puts them
00:07:37 00:07:41 me in the perfect position to teach this
00:07:39 00:07:43 stuff so the third key to success was
00:07:41 00:07:44 finding a gap in the market or a void
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00:07:44 00:07:48 making that ten thousand dollars was
00:07:46 00:07:50 choosing to make content that directly
00:07:48 00:07:52 correlated with affiliate programs what
00:07:50 00:07:53 do you mean what i mean by that is you
00:07:52 00:07:55 can make content like this video right
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00:07:55 00:07:58 is decent content but at the end of the
00:07:57 00:08:00 video there's not necessarily something
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00:08:00 00:08:03 i might get you onto my email list and
00:08:02 00:08:05 perhaps we'll be able to sell you
00:08:03 00:08:07 something down the road
00:08:05 00:08:09 but you can see on this bitcoin video it
00:08:07 00:08:11 was how to buy bitcoin
00:08:09 00:08:12 meaning these people were already taking
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00:08:13 00:08:17 very very natural for me to include an
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00:08:17 00:08:20 it i didn't have to do anything with
00:08:18 00:08:22 email lists or any complicated things
00:08:20 00:08:23 here for this first ten thousand dollars
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00:08:25 00:08:27 pointed them down below to a link and
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00:08:27 00:08:30 already looking to buy so they really
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00:08:31 00:08:34 money now there's two routes you can
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00:08:34 00:08:37 volume keyword that was
00:08:36 00:08:39 low tiket commission so i only get paid
00:08:37 00:08:41 ten dollars each time someone signs up
00:08:39 00:08:42 here but you can see i was getting 9 000
00:08:41 00:08:44 views a day that means i was making
00:08:42 00:08:46 hundreds and hundreds of dollars a day
00:08:44 00:08:48 in 10 increments you can take another
00:08:46 00:08:49 route and go for high tiket affiliate
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00:08:49 00:08:53 attack these kind of smaller low volume
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00:08:54 00:08:58 because you're able to make a lot more
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00:08:58 00:09:01 yes the sixth thing i did well and
00:09:00 00:09:03 honestly i didn't do this in my first
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00:09:04 00:09:08 was a very clear call to action so many
00:09:07 00:09:10 youtubers just
00:09:08 00:09:11 don't mention calls to action they don't
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00:09:16 00:09:19 thing my audience needed to do as they
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00:09:23 00:09:27 follow me along right there and by doing
00:09:25 00:09:28 that i was able to drastikally increase
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00:09:31 00:09:33 running along with me now that we
00:09:32 00:09:34 understand all the key things that went
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00:09:39 00:09:42 look at the traffic and we'll look at
00:09:40 00:09:43 the success rate here so first thing i
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00:09:45 00:09:48 to buy bitcoin video
00:09:46 00:09:50 did very well after a while after a few
00:09:48 00:09:51 months you can see it blew up and it got
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00:09:53 00:09:57 description of this video the very first
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00:10:00 00:10:03 multiple times throughout the video so
00:10:02 00:10:05 they watch the video they go down below
00:10:03 00:10:06 as the video tells them to do and they
00:10:05 00:10:09 click that link right there now that's
00:10:06 00:10:11 my coinbase affiliate link and once they
00:10:09 00:10:13 sign up for a coinbase account and buy
00:10:11 00:10:15 their bitcoin as long as it's 100
00:10:13 00:10:16 of bitcoin or more i make 10 and you can
00:10:15 00:10:18 see right here on the screen
00:10:16 00:10:20 i got in ten dollar increments here i've
00:10:18 00:10:21 now made now it wasn't this high in the
00:10:20 00:10:21 beginning but it was over ten thousand
00:10:21 00:10:23 dollars
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00:10:23 00:10:27 thousand dollars in free bitcoin and all
00:10:25 00:10:28 i'm doing is taking people that are
00:10:27 00:10:30 looking for something online and i'm
00:10:28 00:10:32 providing them an answer okay i'm not
00:10:30 00:10:33 spamming i'm not selling i'm helping
00:10:32 00:10:35 people that are trying to figure out how
00:10:33 00:10:36 to buy bitcoin i'm helping them do it
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00:10:36 00:10:39 in the process now if you tried to jump
00:10:38 00:10:41 on and do this exact same thing
00:10:39 00:10:43 right now you probably wouldn't do very
00:10:41 00:10:45 well because bitcoin is no longer
00:10:43 00:10:47 an easy niche to get into there's been
00:10:45 00:10:48 years and years of channels putting out
00:10:47 00:10:50 content about this
00:10:48 00:10:52 it gave me hope but there's always
00:10:50 00:10:53 another opportunity but there's always a
00:10:52 00:10:55 new trend and there's
00:10:53 00:10:57 always a new void to be filled in these
00:10:55 00:10:59 trends take advantage of that the next
00:10:57 00:11:00 time you see a trend and watch yourself
00:10:59 00:11:02 go from zero to ten thousand dollars in
00:11:00 00:11:03 the first few months as well
00:11:02 00:11:05 now wait you've made it to the end you
00:11:03 00:11:07 want to learn affiliate marketing i can
00:11:05 00:11:08 tell there's two things first you've got
00:11:07 00:11:10 to subscribe this channel is all about
00:11:08 00:11:10 affiliate marketing this is not just a
00:11:10 00:11:12 one-off video
00:11:10 00:11:14 subscribe and you'll get a ton more free
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