Here’s what I love about the Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system. It teaches you no-nonsense, easy-to-understand methods and “tricks” to maximize your results.
In Lesson 4, Dan starts off with a quick screen capture video explaining how to do an easy check of the competition for any keywords you’re considering targeting.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to know exactly which keywords you’re wanting to rank for. If you’re new to internet marketing, we’re basically learning the introductory principles to SEO or Search Engine Optimization.
The key to success in ANY internet venture is traffic. If people are not visiting your blog, website, business promo video, or whatever content you’re posting, you’ll never make any money, increase brand awareness, or get traffic to your affiliate offers.
TRAFFIC IS KEY!!!
Dan Brock is teaching a simple trick to know whether you even have a shot at ranking for the keywords you’re interested in. Here, he warns us to avoid products that will have us competing with large corporations. These products typically include electronics, phones, tv’s, etc.
This is a technical lesson designed specifically for the total noob–like me! As I mentioned before, I have no experience in affiliate marketing. So while some people may already know the basics of setting up a website (hosting, domain names, DNS servers, etc.), I really needed this.
In this lesson, Dan walks the reader through how to lay the groundwork for their first affiliate niche site.
Dan obviously earns an affiliate commission himself by promoting Host Gator, but that didn’t really bother me. By signing up through the Deadbeat Super Affiliate link, you get your first month of hosting for just 1 penny!
Not only that, but you can host as many sites as you want under the $10 per month plan.
He does give a warning, however, not to host every site you have under the same plan. That’s because if anything were to ever happen on the web host’s end, you’re up a creek without a paddle!
More technical stuff…
We’re getting deep into the weeds here, but this part is so crucial.
WordPress is the platform upon which the Deadbeat Super Affiliate System rests. It’s not that I couldn’t build a website another way–like Wix, web.com, Blogger, etc.–but for the sake of training, you want to stick with what’s taught.
Basically, you now have a hosting plan in place, so we’re going to link WordPress to your hosting plan and give it its own domain name.
If you’re new to all this, don’t worry. It couldn’t be more easily explained than it is in this lesson.
It looks like Dan might have created this later, but Lesson 6b walks you through how to quickly configure an Add-On Domain.
You only need one hosting plan, regardless of how many websites you create. However, each site will need its own domain name (i.e. howtowartremover.com). This is simply teaching you how to add multiple domains to the same hosting plan.
If you’re building your first affiliate site, you’ll want to skip this lesson for now.
I mentioned earlier that traffic is going to be the key to your success in this business. With that in mind, it’s essential that you optimize your WordPress sites to maximize the free traffic available through search engines like Google and Bing.
Search Engine Optimization is SOOOO important in determining how much traffic you’ll generate and ultimately how much money you’ll earn as an affiliate. This quick lesson is the minimum FIRST STEP in that process, but you really can’t afford to be a deadbeat when it comes to SEO.
The good news is that Dan covers ton’s of SEO tricks and training for FREE on his YouTube channel. Here’s just one such video:
Not only that, but he goes even more in-depth through Deadbeat University. This is Dan’s one-on-one coaching system, which offers forums, personalized training, etc. I’ve been a member of DU since Day 1, and it’s really been helpful knowing someone is right there with me as I muddle through this.
I’ll pick back up with Lesson 8 in an upcoming post. Until then, good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help!