What Deadbeat Super Affiliate Niche Sites Should Do to Drive Traffic

I’ve heard from several of you with concerns about a new affiliate marketing website that isn’t generating much, if any, traffic after a month or two. I’ve been meaning to get around to this for a while now, but here goes.

There are a ton of factors that go into free search engine traffic generation. This video and blog post is in no way an attempt to cover them all, but I will hit the highlights which are covered in greater detail in the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training.

Watch the video here:

On Site vs Off Site SEO

There are two types of search engine optimization (SEO) to consider. The first is on-site SEO. This deals with things that are done on your niche website itself to help boost its rankings in the search engines. While not getting too far in the weeds or giving away too much of the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training, here are a few things to remember when building your website:

  1. Choose a niche that you know something about. One of the keys of SEO is good content. That means your site should add value to the people that will be visiting. Google and other search engines have gotten very good at weeding out sites that are poorly put together and stacked with keywords just to fool the ranking algorithms. To create value, you should know a little something about the subject, so you can create quality articles that help solve a problem. Now, the deadbeat training will suggest niches that tend to work well, and I created a site in one of these (howtowartremover.com), but seriously. How fun is it to write about wart removal?
  2. Write good content. After you have done some thorough keyword research (the training teaches you all about how to do this), write your articles using what you learned in the training. These articles should contain valuable info, photos, video, and of course links to the products that are relevant.
  3. Use tags. WordPress allows you to put in keyword tags for each article or page you create. Use this feature with relevant tags.
  4. Create a featured image and name it properly. Create a catchy image for each blog post, and use keywords in the actual file name.
  5. Use links in your content to other pages and articles on your site. This will add value to the search engines. Also consider things like social media links to links to your corresponding social media properties. You can see an example at the bottom of this article.
  6. Utilize the XML Sitemap plugin. Dan turned me on to this in one of his YouTube videos. Great advice!

There’s so much more to on-site SEO, but this is a good start. I should also mention that as you learn, be sure and update your niche sites and articles with the new knowledge you acquire.

Off-site SEO deals with actions you can take elsewhere on the internet to boost your website’s search engine ranking. Here are a few things I’ve learned through Deadbeat Super Affiliate:

  1. Create social media properties for your niche site. You should have a Facebook page and YouTube account as a bare minimum. Consider other outlets as well such as Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You don’t have to update these every day or even every week, but visit them from time to time. Link to an article that relates to your niche. Share a video… even if someone else made it. And ALWAYS, ALWAYS… share new content that you’ve created on your website to your social media properties.
  2. Make videos. This is a must! There’s nothing out there that has as much SEO power as video. Dan covers how to make video in his training using VideoMakerFX, but there are so many easy-to-use video editors out there. I even put a site together in this niche you might find helpful: diybusinessvideos.net.
  3. Create backlinks manually. You can create links back to your niche site by blogging, leaving comments on other authority sites, participating in forums, etc. This is time consuming, and the results come slow… but boy is it powerful!
  4. Use Fiverr gigs. There are two types of fiverr gigs I’m using based on the deadbeat training. They are social bookmarking and link pyramids. Watch the video above to watch me do this for one of my affiliate sites.

These Things Take Time

If you’re not seeing results right away, don’t sweat it! Just keep taking action! Learn something new every day, and apply what you learn. Affiliate marketing is like an avalanche that begins with a tiny snowball. Sometimes we have to keep that thing rolling for a bit before it ever picks up enough momentum to do something awesome.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to me below or on my YouTube channel or on Facebook.

All the best! Robert


Here’s What You Should NOT Do to Get Traffic!

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I did it!!! I deviated from what I’m learning in The Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) training. Well… at least with one of my 5 sites. I know I said I wasn’t going to do that, but here’s exactly what I did and what you should NOT do:

I started out by creating five deadbeat affiliate marketing websites:

  1. How To Wart Remover (howtowartremover.com): To create this site, I used Deadbeat Millionaire, which has pre-made websites for a number of niches.
  2. Swinging For Fences (swingingforfences.com): A site to promote baseball hitting and pitching drills and programs through the Clickbank network. I’m also promoting a little gear there, too.
  3. Karate Kid Dojo (karatekiddojo.com): I’ve hardly done any work on this one, but I think it’s really promising. If you visit the home page of this site today, you’ll notice that the main product being promoted is a “learn at home course.” I think this was a mistake, and I’m going to change it up real soon.
  4. DIY Business Videos (diybusinessvideos.net): This site reviews video editing software under $100. The goal is to provide entrepreneurs the tools they need to create video content for their marketing efforts.
  5. The Deadbeat Student (thedeadbeatstudent.com): Well… you’re already here. It’s just a blog about my personal experience using the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training, and I’ve placed a link here where readers can click to sign up for themselves.

I’ve been disciplined, and I’ve had good results with 4 sites

For the most part, I have followed along with what I’m learning through the system training and Deadbeat University. Truth be told, you can learn so much about traffic generation through Deadbeat U, which makes it worth so much more than the subscription price IMHO ($67/ mo).

With 2 of these 4 sites (DIY Biz Vids and Deadbeat) I’ve had great results with each averaging 30-40 visitors per day now! That may not sound like much, but it’s been enough to earn a couple hundred dollars each this month! The other 2 are beginning to pick up, but I have not generated any sales there yet… for reasons I’ll discuss in a later post.

Here’s where I went off the grid:

With my wart removal site, I decided to try two of those Fiverr gigs: one where they promise to send you a couple thousand “real” visitors to your site, and boy did it work… sort of! The second was a bazillion backlinks, which Dan specifically teaches NOT to do.

I immediately started seeing a deluge of visitors to the site. I was pumped!

However, none of those supposed visitors were converting to sales. What I found was that these were low-quality clicks that were not interested in removing warts whatsoever. Not only that, but this black hat tactic that was being used apparently got picked up by Google!

Search engines have gotten so good at spotting sites and visitors that are spammy or just plain crap, and I was busted. It seems that my site has somehow been flagged, because I cannot find it anywhere through search engine searches using my targeted keywords, and I am getting ZERO visitors each day!

After doing a bit of research, I’ve found that I’m going to probably have to go track down some of the lousy backlinks I’ve bought and have them removed. Then, I’ll have to patiently begin rebuilding using the methods I’m using with my other 4 sites.


If you get anything from my little case study, get this. Follow Dan! He knows what he’s doing. He’s been doing it for nearly a decade, and he is proving that his methods work with the results he’s getting.

These 3 words need to become a part of your daily vocabulary: patience, persistence, and action. Take the action necessary on a regular basis and, with time, you WILL see results.


I’m now working on 2 new sites, which I’ll post about in the near future. I’m pretty excited about both, because I’m passionate about both. I like the idea of delving deeper into products and subjects that I know about and like.

Leave me your feedback or questions below, and share my experiences with friends on social media. Thanks again!


A FREE Tool to Increase Your Affiliate Sales | The Deadbeat Student

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If you have not done so already, you should subscribe to Dan Brock’s YouTube channel: The Deadbeat Super Affiliate.

Dan is constantly (almost daily) uploading really great stuff about affiliate marketing, SEO tactics, and other ways of making money online. For example, today he posted a video about flipping domain names.

Subscribing to a YouTube channel costs you NOTHING, so give it a whirl. Watch some videos, and engage with comments. He has responded to my comments several times.

Much of what he covers on YouTube is not covered in the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training. It’s like they compliment each other (a great tactic for building your brand, BTW). It’s like he showing you what to do by doing it!

So enough chit chat… do it! Subscribe to Dan on YouTube, and (of course) subscribe to my channel for my review updates.


What is Your WHY? This Is the Foundation To Your Success

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I’ve been following Dan Brock’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate system for a while now, and I just wanted to give you something that has helped me in my own life–really in just every area of my life, but it spills over into this whole affiliate marketing thing.

What is the “WHY?” behind what you are doing? In other words, “Why do you want to be successful in affiliate marketing or whatever it is your doing in your life?”

You see, that “why?” has to be big. It has to be emotionally powerful, and the reason for that is if you have a small “why” or you don’t really know why you want to do what you want to do, or you have some abstract something out there like “I want to make a lot of money,” or “I want to be rich,” …

… if that’s your “why,” then you’re going to fail!

The reason for this is that when it gets tough, you have a setback, or you’re not seeing the results you want to see, you’re going to quit, because the “why” is not there. There’s nothing pushing you to make it happen.

Making money–in and of itself–CANNOT be your “why.”

Money is simply a means to an end. For me, my “why” is my family. I have four incredible kids and one amazing wife, and they are everything to me. I want to spend as much time with them, I want to give them the most happiness, and the greatest experiences possible. That is the “why” for me.

Every goal that I set always has my family in mind!

If up to this point, being rich or making “x” number of dollars is your dream, I want you to stop right there. Reevaluate your “why.” What is it that you really want in life? Then, yes, money can be a means to that end, but until you change that, you will not be successful.

Let me know about your progress, and shoot me a question if I can help you along your journey.


I MADE MY FIRST AFFILIATE SALE! A Deadbeat Super Affiliate Update

What’s up!? It’s Robert, The Deadbeat Student, and I just made my first affiliate commission sale!

So I’m a little over a month into my affiliate empire building, and I’m not getting to spend a whole lot of time doing it, because I have a full-time job, and I have 4 children who are all very busy, so I don’t have a ton of time to spend on building my affiliate marketing business. But… I have been slowly plugging away at it.

Here’s what I have accomplished so far…

Right out of the gate I built 5 affiliate niche websites. The first one I built was off of the Deadbeat Millionaire that I purchased through Dan Brock’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate system. It was one of those “wart removal product” niche sites, and it seems like everybody and their brother is in that niche!

It’s been kinda tough getting that site to rank high enough to get Google traffic, but we’re only a month in, and I’m still building out the site.

After that, through talking with Dan, and through the direct access I get with Deadbeat University, I built 4 different sites around things that I like or am interested in.

For example, I have a side-hustle business where I film weddings, so I did a business video site where I’m promoting products to help business create videos themselves for cheap.

I also built a website about softball or baseball since I have a daughter who plays softball in high school. That’s right up our alley, so we know a little bit about that. I’m promoting programs for hitters and pitchers as well as gear.

Because I have a son who is a 2nd degree black belt, I’ve built a martial arts website that promotes martial arts training programs and gear. My goal is that once this is up and running and earning a good bit of money–and it will be, because I’m going to work hard at it–I want to one day turn it over to my son as a gift.

So I’m obviously really excited that I’ve made my first affiliate sale just this past week, and I wanted to pass that along to you. I hope you will continue to follow my progress as I learn from Dan’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system.

You may want to consider subscribing to my YouTube channel since I will be regularly posting video updates there as well.

I’ve never been more excited about my future as an affiliate marketer! If you have any questions or want to leave some feedback, please do so. Until next time… stay after it!


Week 3: Inside Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded)- Part 2


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.


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!



Week 2: Inside Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded)- Part 1

I know I’ve mentioned that I have no experience in affiliate marketing. I guess I kind of knew it existed and basically how it worked, but I honestly didn’t even know what it was called.

So, obviously, I have a lot to learn. For me, the best way to learn is hands-on. Once I purchased the $17 Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system, I had immediate access to the “Members Area” where I watched a “getting started” video. See…

In the video, Dan invites the new affiliate to sign up for a free live web event. I missed the live event, but caught a recorded version later.

Also on the home page, I was encouraged to subscribe to the Deadbeat YouTube Channel. Check!

Next, there is yet another pitch for Deadbeat University–the $67 per month community of “deadbeats” with personal coaching from Dan Brock. Like I said before, I’m in.

Then we get into the training.

The system really walks you through step-by-step and tells you exactly what you need to do. So far, so good!

On page 1 of the training (after subbing to his YouTube channel, and signing up for the free web event), I watched a 9-minute introductory video. I’m telling you, Dan has really worked hard to make this whole thing as easy as possible for anyone new to affiliate marketing.

To the right of the video (see below), there’s a simple checklist, an option to download the video to your hard drive, and a whole list of affiliate sites to consider signing up for.


In Lesson 1, Dan walks through how to register for an affiliate network. What I’ve learned is that there are TONS of companies out there that have affiliate programs! From Amazon, to Walmart, to Lego… there are hundreds (probably thousands) of available companies that would love for you to promote their products!

Dan provides a pretty extensive list if, like me, you don’t know where to start.

He starts with a 3 1/2 minute video to explain all this:

One thing I’ve really appreciated so far is Dan’s willingness to speak to the newbie. For example, he includes screenshots of stuff you will encounter as you go through the steps.

Here, Dan spells out what to do as you sign up as an Amazon affiliate.

Bummer for me… I happen to live in one of 5 states that Amazon does not allow to participate in its affiliate program! This is due to sales tax laws in my state. Ugh!!!

I contacted Dan through the personal coaching section of Deadbeat University to address this issue, and he responded within about an hour! He assured me that there were so many other affiliate opportunities out there that I could just ignore Amazon and focus my efforts elsewhere.

So that’s what I’m doing. If you’ve been watching the Deadbeat Super Affiliate YouTube channel, you’ve probably gotten pretty excited about being an amazon.com affiliate, and that’s cool. I was, too. Just know that as I move forward, I won’t be building any sites to promote those products. However, the process will be the same.


Now I start learning about “niches.” A niche is basically a market in which you want to build a site. Dan starts Lesson 2 off with another video–this one is 9 minutes long:

The Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system recommends 4 HOT market categories: Health, Money, Entertainment, and Relationships. Dan says, “These are the markets where people spend the most money online.”

In this lesson, I also read about finding my own niche–perhaps in some market that particularly interests me. I think I’m going to look into that soon. For now, I’m going to stick with Dan’s recommendations.

Finally, Dan focuses on the importance of TAKING ACTION. In this lesson, he simply says, Take action… don’t get too involved in finding the perfect market or niche because there isn’t one. This will be your first site; it’s not going to be perfect.”

LESSON 3 (could be called 2b)

In Lesson 3, Dan moves into some taller grass by talking about how to pick a niche using some tools such as the FREE Google Keyword Planner and a paid resource called Long Tail Pro.

This is where I have to be careful. I tend to be a person who wants to skip all the research and jump right into building. Instructions are for losers! Well… I’ve found that’s not usually a profitable philosophy.

I took the time to read carefully through what Dan was teaching. I did the steps myself using the same niches and keywords he used in his illustrations.

This whole lesson is chocked full of charts and graphs like this, which can seem a bit overwhelming to a newbie like me. But if he thinks it’s worth the time, I figure I should probably take to time to master this stuff, too.

From there, Dan talks about the importance of exploring niches that get me personally fired up.

I like that the Deadbeat Super Affiliate training is constantly reminding me to TAKE ACTION!


I don’t want to overwhelm myself as I’m just getting started, so I’m going to stop here for now. Here’s a summary of my thoughts so far:

  1. The Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system is inexpensive ($17)… especially when you consider how much information you get.
  2. The Members Area and step-by-step training is clean and plainly laid out. A dummy could easily work his way through the lessons.
  3. Dan is a likable guy! I personally find his “deadbeat” character funny and entertaining. It makes learning this stuff much more enjoyable!

So far, I’m very impressed with the Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) training. If you’re new to affiliate marketing like I am, I would recommend you give it some consideration.

To learn more about it or to sign up for yourself, ==>>CLICK HERE<<==


Week 1: Signing Up

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I stumbled across Dan Brock’s Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) completely by accident…

…I wasn’t looking to make money online, sell affiliate products, build websites, or anything like that. In fact, I had just bought a product (called Viddyoze) I saw on Facebook for my video side business.

Viddyoze is an online tool for building 3D animation videos like intros, logo reveals, overlays, etc. Anyway, Viddyoze is sold through an affiliate site known as JVZoo. I had never heard of JVZoo, but–long story short–somehow after my purchase, I found myself interested in making some money by promoting other people’s products (a.k.a. affiliate marketing).

I searched through a few YouTube videos about the subject and found Dan Brock’s channel. So… that’s how I came to learn about the Deadbeat Super Affiliate System.

I decided to sign up…

I found Dan’s deadbeat character funny and entertaining–the robe, the tube socks–it’s a cool gig. But it was the passive income he was generating and the opportunity to learn to do that which convinced me to plunk down the $17.

I visited the sales page. It was written by a guy named Kevin Rogers who is apparently a “copy-writing legend.” It’s a really long sales page with 8376 words (according to Web Page Word Counter) with a ton of pitchy sales jargon, but there were 3 things of interest on that page:

  1. YouTube Video Testimonials: I love seeing an unsolicited video testimonial, and Dan features 4 on the sales page–along with another 14 written testimonials!
  2. A 30-day Money Back Guarantee: Not that it matters too much (the program is only $17), but Dan offers an unconditional money back guarantee.
  3. Bonus #2–the Deadbeat Theme: With the purchase, you receive a free copy of a simple WordPress theme that Dan uses on most of his affiliate sites. That’s huge!

I added the Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) to my cart!

Paying was painless, and I had instant access to the system. However…

…something frustrated me…

As soon as I paid my $17, I was taken to another sales page where Dan Brock was pitching a second product… one that would help “insure my success” with the Deadbeat Super Affiliate. It was called Deadbeat Traffic Blaster. It costs $47.

It rubs me wrong that I had no idea that there was an additional product I would need to be successful. Even though Dan says that all I really need to learn everything I need to know is in the system, I realized that I don’t know the first thing about driving traffic to a website… so I bought it, too. Total is now up to $64.

It didn’t end there!

As soon as I purchased Deadbeat Traffic Blaster… you guessed it… another sales page with a video featuring another product to REALLY get my affiliate marketing empire up and running as quickly as possible–Deadbeat Millionaire. It costs $97. Dan loves product prices ending in “7.”

Deadbeat Millionaire is a software plugin that gives you access to 20 pre-made niche websites. I bought it as well, because it should help me get my affiliate business up and running quickly without having to write a ton of articles, research and find niche products, etc. Total is now at $161.

Still not done…

Dan still had ONE MORE THING that I would just have to have! Dan has created an online community called Deadbeat University where he promises to walk with you as you get your affiliate business up and going. The cost is $67 and is a monthly recurring charge as long as you’re a student.

With Deadbeat University, you have personal access to Dan Brock, live webinars where he and other successful affiliate marketers walk you through the process and answer questions, and a community of other students learning the business. I bought in… Grand total: $228.

I understand why…

…Dan markets his products this way. There’s no doubt he gets higher conversions with this tactic. It’s just that it gets many customers off on the wrong foot. I’m giving him leeway here, especially since he has been so responsive to me with questions and technical support.

I do like to know–up front–exactly what I’m getting into before I do anything, which is why I’m telling you now. So far (and I’m still new at this) each of the products seems to be well worth the purchase price, so make an informed decision.

Deadbeat University

Once inside Deadbeat University, you’ll see a section heading that says “Your First 30 Days at Deadbeat University,” which is designed to “force” you to put the Deadbeat Super Affiliate system into action.

It’s a step-by-step tutorial on exactly what you need to do getting started. BONUS!!

One thing Dan stresses over and over is that affiliate marketing (particularly the deadbeat way) is a game of patience and persistence. You’re not going to see results right away, so don’t give up when you earn very little or no commissions at all your first 30 days.

Plug away. Learn. Implement. Repeat. Dan says that’s the key to your success.

To learn more about the Deadbeat Super Affiliate (Reloaded) system or to get started, click here.