TMBA 636: Affiliate Marketing and The Stair Step Approach

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Affiliate Marketing businesses have been around way longer than this podcast, and it’s a model that receives its fair share of criticism, especially of those selling ‘courses on how to sell courses’ on the subject. However, one thing is for sure: thousands of entrepreneurs continue to support their families from income generated by affiliate marketing.

On today’s show Dan talks with Niche Site Project’s Doug Cunnington about how the model has changed since the early 2000s, ways to seek out good niches and why, even if affiliate marketing isn’t your end-goal, it can be a great place to start:

“For example, if you start a niche site, and you’re not sure if it’s going to work out .. you learn about setting up a website, you learn about keyword research .. and all these different skills that can be really helpful in the future. You may figure out that you’re really good at hiring writers, and managing them. And that could turn into a whole different business.”

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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • One of our challenges at Dynamite Jobs
  • Why Affiliate Marketing might make a good first ‘stair step’
  • Thoughts on selecting niches
  • The advantages of setting a longer timeframe for results

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Niche Site Project
The Doug Show
Doug’s Business Ideas
Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn
Niche Pursuits
Spencer Haws

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA494: The Affiliate Marketing Adventure
TMBA565: The Origins of the 1,000 Day Principle
TMBA599: The Art of Acquiring Businesses

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