Today SEOmoz announced that they would launch affiliate program for their SEO software, you could make money by promoting SEOmoz software, the operation is same with any other affiliate program.
Below is the feature I collect from their introduction:
the minimum commission is $50
Affiliate platform is HasOffers
30-day pay period
SEOmoz's SEO software is most popular software in this area, it's good choice for affiliate to working with one famous brand, but it does not mean we could make big money from SEOmoz affiliate program now, can you sell murphy to farmer? mostly potential users of SEO software are marketer like you, why should we share commission of ourselves order with other guys? not ourselves. If you are, please tell me and order with my affiliate link, thanks!
If you didn't know what's PPC Search Arbitrage, you could read Jake Baillie's post in 2006, in which you could even find out the history of PPC search arbitrage. In short PPC arbitrage means sending mass traffic in low price to your landing page placing AD from other advertiser with higher CTR, your profit comes from the margin between outgoing ppc * revshare * CTR and source PPC.
Maybe you notice it's so profitable as for you can easy expand your input and get more revenue. But the most important is how to find the difference between different advertisers and the second are insuring the CTR of your landing page.
Some internet magnate, including Yahoo Shopping, CNet, Shopping.com, Verizon, Info.com, PriceGrabber, NextTag, eBay, etc. take part in PPC search arbitrage too. Off course that they have blotted out in their real business model.
But PPC search arbitrage infract Google's policy and profit, so Google forbid similar operation in 2006 and in this year many AdWords accounts were banned. For someone, PPC arbitrage is died in 2006.
Is it true?
Just after two years, Danny Sullivan find Ask.com Plays The Google AdWords Arbitrage Game in 2008, so PPC arbitrage still alive and Google just say no to smaller business owner.
Ask.com is not the only example, Info.com begin to follow it, let's review below Info.com's landing page.
How about? It's unassailable MFA site.
But I don't suggest you follow those operation, if you have ability that finding keyword with low cost and high conversion rate, why not try CPA? it's more profitable and safe.
Last day, Jeremy Schoemaker post a funny post in his blog: The Accidental Millionaires, without talking about any affiliate tips or marketing skill and just make a simple review for last seven years. The emphases in post is saying thanks to Internet. It's right, INTERNET is a amazing opportunity for anyone and help someone like Jeremy turn to millionaire owning multi million dollar companies.
I never believe that it's accidentally, if it's true, why I did not became a millionaire accidentally? Don't forget that it's fair in internet between Jeremy and me.
The only reason is sloth, mostly work I plan or need to do was cancel after I convince myself with other various reason, but the true reason is that I'm lazy.
It's a terrible fact surely, expressly for affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing needs testing ceaselessly and always absorb fresh material in swift internet age, all of that need more and more time, sloth means logjam and I just be common marketer after several years.
This year, I work more hard now and achieve more goal immediately, I'll turn to millionaire in next year in my working schedule, it's not accidentally at all.