Most marketers always try to come up with some new idea that nobody has done before, or they try to get into some crazy small niches hoping they can squeeze a dollar out of them.
What you should be doing is simply identify where the money is at already and tap into it. I know it sounds very simple and some of you might say it’s easier said than done, but I am going to show you a couple of examples I found within 10 minutes.
Truth is that smart marketers don’t reinvent the wheel. They model and copy what’s working for others. If you actually take some time and look around you will find some very interesting stuff that could make you money very quickly.
What I am telling you to do is reverse engineering 🙂
Yes, you can reverse engineer already successful affiliate campaigns and improve them. This strategy though takes money because it’s about buying advertising on other people’s websites.
So for example, I did a search for the “make money online” keyword on Google to find out what other affiliates were doing.
I clicked on the first page that ranked for that keyword to check out the ads they are running.
That particular site is loaded with ads which is good because it makes my job so much easier 🙂
So now what you need to do is click on some of the ads and check out their sales funnel.
I clicked on the banner shown in the image and went to the site which looked like this
Ok so it looks like a nice squeeze page, but obviously he is not making money by simply collecting leads so let’s optin and check out the page behind the optin form.
Here is what I found
There was a lot more content on that page but I only took out what was important here to show you how this particular campaign is making money.
After scrolling down the page I know everything I need to know to reverse engineer that. This affiliate’s business model is to refer people to online casinos.
He basically gives you some basic system that is supposed to beat the odds and make you money. (I do not endorse this campaign nor would I try to replicate it. It’s just an example to show you how this process is done)
Keep in mind he is also collecting leads so I imagine his autoresponder does a lot of work in the background as well. He probably sends out follow ups to get people to follow through with his program plus throws in some other promos here and there.
So there you have it. We just found one campaign that we could replicate. It would be smart to watch it for a month to see if that particular ad keeps showing there. If it is that means that the campaign is profitable and that’s why the affiliate keeps paying for advertising on that site.
So that was the “make money” niche, now let’s take a look at the health niche.
I did some searches on Google for some “weight loss” keywords and found this site:
After taking a closer look I found a banner that pointed to a well-known Clickbank product in the weight loss niche.
I circled that banner on the image.
Then I started browsing the site deeper and discovered that the banner shows sitewide on almost all pages.
How do I know it’s an affiliate campaign? Because it redirects through a Clickbank hoplink 🙂
Now it was time to see what kind of traffic this affiliate is potentially getting. So I went to Alexa.com to check out stats for NaturalNews.com and what I found was impressive.
The site has Alexa rating close to a 1k! That’s some heavy traffic.
So I went back to NaturalNews.com and started looking for the “advertise” link which I found at the top of the page 🙂
How long do you think it would take me to replicate this campaign? All I would need to do is buy ad space and send them my banner.
As you can see it’s not really that hard to search for profitable affiliate campaigns that you could simply copy or reverse engineer.
I only showed you 2 examples, but if you take some time and go through a few high traffic sites in other niches I am pretty sure you are going to spot a few of those yourself.