Affiliate Marketing Without Spending a Penny

July 29, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

I’ve received a lot of comments and requests from visitors lately asking how exactly to make money with affiliate networks like MarketLeverage.

Last month, I gave a pretty in-depth tutorial on how PPC Affiliate Marketing worked, so this time I thought I’d make an even simpler video which took PPC completely out of the picture.

After all, nobody ever said you had to use PPC networks such as AdWords and Yahoo Search Marking in order to make money with affiliate networks. It’s just one popular way. The only way an affiliate network differs from a CPC or CPM network such as Bidvertiser or TribalFusion is that they pay on a cost-per-lead or cost-per-sale basis.

Note: The video is catered to beginners. It explains how you can add MarketLeverage offers to your blog to make money.

The WordPress E-mail plugin I mention in the screencast is called Email Users and can be found here.

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Posted: July 29th, 2008 under Videos  

27 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Without Spending a Penny”

  1. Sweet. I have been waiting for someone to create a video like this. Everyone else is so afraid of giving away their money making secrets which is funny, cuz well, they run MMO blogs.

    Anyway… Good job on the video.

  2. Nick says:

    How can I sign up to the contest if I dont have any websites or should I make a fews sites before I enter??

    • I think you need a site for doing it 🙂

    • When you are ready to get a blog/ site for yourself, make sure you get a proper domain and run it through WordPress to get started.

      It would suck if you put in all the effort to get something launched with a free blog setup and then they could shut it down just when you get started to make some serious money.

      Just a tip from my side…

  3. Queue says:

    Extremely helpful post/video!

    Incidentally, try using Metacafe next time. The quality is a lot better and you can get paid if you get enough views.

  4. Alright, This kind of video has never been seen by me, however these tips rock, I never knew it was possible to make money without spending $ !

  5. EntreBlast says:

    Bah, I hate how YouTube worsens the quality of videos. Nonetheless, a great video! Can’t wait to see more stuff like this.

  6. interesting ideas. Affiliate marketing isn’t really that hardbut of course you have to find ways to get traffic.

  7. James Wilcox says:

    OiOPublisher does have an affiliate program built in, but you have to buy the software to be part of it. Once installed on your blog there is an affiliate section where you can refer users to.

  8. Great video Tyler! I currently am an affiliate for OIO Publisher and have their banner on my blog… so far no sales… yet.

  9. Jonathan says:

    Great video, Tyler. If I can offer some constructive criticism, and please don’t take offense, but I think it would be really helpful if you had more notes or a clearer picture of what your were going to say before you start recording.

    There is something to be said for your conversational, off the cuff style, but I think a rehearsal or two would make it seem much more professional.

  10. I’ve been trying to figure out if you are allowed to e-mail your registered users or would it be required that they opted into a newsletter? Does anyone have an answer?

  11. Jay says:

    There are plenty of ways of doing affiliate marketing without spending a penny… this is just the very basic.

    But I am a little curious, on my dashboard under users, it doesn’t have my RSS Feed subscriber count and I have a few hundred people subscribed. What’s up with that?


  12. Great vid. People need the help, and I am glad to see people like you delivering the goods.

  13. I love the addition of the video, Tyler. Keep up with the great content.

  14. charles says:

    Is there any proof of the payment received from market leverage? I think it is better to join big companies like google and yahoo. Focusing one ad per page would be enough and could earn more conversion rate for people. Affiliate marketing is against the rules of google adsense and definitely this site dont have google adsense so it is acceptable.

    Thank you for the vid
    Money Making and Blogging Tips

  15. Thanks for giving your kind suggestions regarding PPC affiliate marketing.

  16. Just noticed this on your design…you have the Control Panel image twice on the left. The 2nd one should probably be Search.

  17. Web Freak says:

    True, I knew this but I have always spent something for doing it, For gaining something, we have to spend something !

  18. Thanks for sharing. Its great for beginners looking to get started without ppc

  19. Georgia says:

    Nice tip Tyler…Thank you for sharing us how you do affiliate marketing. If only we could watch the video in better quality…

  20. Paul U says:

    thanks for sharing!

    I’m just earning a few dollars a month with adsense right. I’m hoping to earn from affiliate marketing.

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  22. Great stuff. I didn’t know OIOPublisher had an offer through MarketLeverage!

    I was using his direct affiliate program, but I think I’ll switch to the ML version.

  23. Thank you Tyler.

    The video gives new bloggers like myself a head start into the world of Affiliate marketing.

    Great work…keep it flowing…

  24. A Nahwi says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future. Thank you


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