Affiliate U, or “Affiliate University,” is a program offered by long time marketer Tim Schmidt.
He’s a seven figure earner in the Affiliate Marketing space and has a lot of neat projects he works out.
He stops at nothing in his new over the shoulder course that teaches every single aspect of what he does when he builds revenue streams.
You can read his affiliate marketing blog to see what he’s been up to lately. It’s a good read and he shares quite a bit of his life with everyone out there to really make a connection with his audience.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
This essentially is the action of selling other people’s products by using a website and some links. When you read product reviews online, sometimes they have an affiliation with a vendor or two, or three, or more, and they earn revenues from any clicks that they produce from their site that end up going to the vendor site and making a purchase. A perfect example is ThingsMenBuy.com – Cool stuff for men. This site earns a lot of commissions simply by linking to the products that the guys on the website review. There is everything from fashion, to finance, to goofy things that you don’t need but will certainly find cool and entertaining. The blog is written so first person that there are video reviews, like this one below, that are all over the site and on their official youtube page. It’s quite a hoot, and it’s a great example of how you can really just take an audience, captivate them, and show them products that they may or may not need, and help them make a buying decision. In some instances, they even give out coupon codes so people can really save money on things they purchase online.
You can also do affiliate marketing STRAIGHT from YouTUBE. It’s a common trick that many people do, and you can just make video reviews and link people to websites right in the video description.
The ceiling is really high for anyone who is into affiliate marketing. The industry is going to be $6.8 billion by 2020 according to many reports. If you have the desire to create a website, and get pen to paper, connect with people, and just strive for greatness, then affiliate marketing could be a great career for you.