Products I Use
Products I Use
FULL DISCLOSURE – I MAY GET A REFERRAL COMMISSION ON SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS BUT THAT DOESN’T MY OPINIONS AS THERE ARE HIGHER PAYING PRODUCTS OUT THERE THAT ARE INFERIOR THAT I COULD RECOMMEND IF I WAS FOCUSED ON COMMISSIONS
I thought I would just have this page for keeping track of which products I use and find useful. If you have read through this blog you will notice that I don’t recommend products unless I actually like them or use them(vs. many affiliate sites recommend EVERYTHING for the payout).
Understand that my main area of focus is niche sites with some automation if possible so that is what the products are focused on but I also dabble in other internet marketing areas.
I think anyone who has tried to make money or get started in internet marketing is easily overwhelmed and disappointed by the constant barrage of ebooks, “make money online” courses and just overall crappy affiliate marketing informational products pushed by affiliate marketers. I honestly only have found a couple informational product that I recommend that actually gives you the methods/tools for making money and don’t leave you with more questions than answers. There are probably other legitimate, quality informational IM products out there but I can only pass on what I have tried/like.
Unstoppable Affiliate – This is top-notch course that came out in August 2011. Only reason I even looked at it was because it was created by super-affiliate Andrew Hansen that is one of the few “gurus” that cares more about helping his customers than selling you on more products. It will teach you how to build successful affiliate websites and how to rank them at the top of google. It is a detailed video course that covers everything. I think anyone that has been hurt by google ranking in past or doesn’t know how to really get a site to rank successfully for long-term success then this is the course for you. It really is a terrific course and will teach you invaluable skills about keyword targeting, converting visitors, salescopy,etc..to build really successful authority affiliate sites. Honestly, if you focus on this course only with the understanding that it takes a little time to rank a site(not overnight riches) and follow the steps in the course then I would be surprised if you aren’t successful in affiliate marketing after this. I’ll write a review eventually on this but here is the Unstoppable Affiliate Site
Consumer Wealth System – Consumer Wealth system is a course put out by 2 super affiliate run a huge network of sites and the 2nd largest SEO company in Australia(They have a team of 60 outsourcers) so the are the real deal. In Consumer Wealth System they teach how to create affiliate product sites that rank well, convert well, and lay out in over 40 vidoes step-by-step for even the newest beginner. This is an absolutely phenomenal course for how to make a living online promoting physical products.
Autoblog Blueprint - I have reviewed Autoblog Blueprint on this site and emphasized how good it is. IT IS NOW CLOSED AS THE CREATOR INTEGRATES IT INTO A LARGER TRAINING SITE (Profit.fm)
Rogue Marketing Media Buying – See my review on it. Really is an excellent information product consisting of a large step-by-step ebook and more supplemental videos and guides are still be added. I liked the program because it really goes through every step of researching and effectively building up a media buy campaign at an initial small scale. Rather than just telling you to go blow thousands of dollars testing a media buy campaign. It really is a quality, very well laid out product without an hype.
OneLung Thin – Yes, weird name but I came across this product from within Phpbay forums and if you are a Ebay Affiliate(EPN) then you MUST but this product as the tracking software product is worth 10x the low $20 cost. This course will show you how to geo-target your ebay affiliate ads, properly set up your sites, prevent fradulent clicks which can hurt your EPC rates and more. The tracking software that you install will show every ebay auction that was clicked to you can see which products are getting the most attention. Check out the site, best money ever spent if you are an ebay partner network affiliate.
Hostgator - for shared hosting, I think they are the best for the money and the support is the best there is. See my posts 1 & 2 about hosting. (I mention other hosting providers on those review post that I like too)
Future Hosting - For VPS/Dedicated Servers I like Future hosting. They have multiple data center locations and their support is excellent. Also for the money I find that they offered the best features for memory/bandwidth/storage,etc….that I could find and they are based in USA(I prefer local country support)
PhpBay / PhpZon – Both PhpBay & PhpZon are by the same developer and are excellent products. You can use them to quickly add ebay auctions or amazon products into your site very easily with very customizable templates and layouts. Both plugins are well regarded among many affiliates and is generally considered the best software for inserting affiliate ads of Amazon products and Ebay auctions into your sites. I use the plugin version of both of these products for my wordpress autoblogs and they work with auto templating tags if you wanted to use it with other content plugins like WPRobot or WP Mage. The importance of phpbay is that it has some advanced security features to keep clickbots from hitting your sites and creating fraudulent clicks with your ebay account.
WP Robot – A very good software suite for creating and monetizing autoblog sites. It offers ability create posts with content from many sources, important product feeds from popular places like amazon, ebay and affiliate networks, cloak links, mix content templates and so much more. There are other software product that try to offer similar features like WP Mage but I think WP Robot is the best and the most cutting edge in providing constant updates. For the price and support it is very hard to beat. Their website does a good job showing all their features. I think that WP Robot is better than WP Mage now in that WP Robot continues to innovate and add more functionality whereas there really hasn’t been much change or improvements in WP Mage in the last year. WP Robot price is very good. NOTE : Realize that with with google continuing to get smarter with discerning quality vs. junk sites that you need to have a good foundation of how to build a Quality autoblog vs. the junk spam that is out there. Therefore, while you could use WP robot to blast out lots of garbage site in mass, I don’t recommend that strategy and it won’t work long term.
Reviewazon – A plugin for wordpress that allows your dozens of ways to integrate Amazon.com products into your websites. It is by the far the most advanced plugin for using Amazon product information on your sites, so if you are an Amazon affiliate this really is a must have plugin. The new Reviewazon 2.0 is phenomenal for being able to quickly integrate pretty much any component/field of a product listed in Amazon.com and be able to integrate link cloaking, product cache to reducing calls to amazon API, bulk product posting for autoblogs,etc….Check out the Reviewazon Site for more info. Product has phenomenal support.
Keyword Tools :
I have used lots of keyword tools like Market Samurai, Traffic Travis,etc…but the one that I really like the most right now is Long Tail Pro. Longtail Pro is very fast as evaluating keyword competition and provides the information I need fast.
For some other WordPress plugin I like I wrote a post you can view here (realize it is easy to start using too many plugins so keep it simple and dont overdo it with plugins)
I will add to this post as I find more products that I use and like.
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