How to Promote Others and Make Money Out of It

affiliate management

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online. If you’re just getting started this is a good way to get your “feet wet” in the online business world without having to create your own products or services. If you’re an experienced marketer, affiliate marketing can add a nice amount of extra income to your business.

This report will help you get started in affiliate marketing and maximize your sales for super affiliate status.

What is a super affiliate?

A super affiliate is an affiliate who takes affiliate marketing seriously and doesn’t simply throw up a bunch of banners or ads on their site (these don’t really work too well). A super affiliate will take the time to review a product, write a comprehensive product review, and even set up a separate domain to promote a specific product. A super affiliate also knows the importance of building their list so they can further promote products to their customer base.

How does affiliate marketing work?

Simply, you sell other people’s products on your websites and blogs. When you see a product you would like to promote, you can sign up for the affiliate program and start promoting that product on your website. As an affiliate, you will receive your own unique ID which will track any sales sent from your site to the affiliate site.

A good affiliate program will also give you information on where and how you can track your sales, where your clicks are coming from and payment information.

You can find affiliate programs through networks like Commission Junction ( or These networks act like “middle men” and take a certain percentage of every sale sold through them. You will also be paid directly through the network rather than from the vendor.

The plus with these types of programs is that you can choose as many programs as you’d like all in one convenient place and payment is quite easy to track.

The downside is you don’t often get the same promotional tools or training that individual affiliate programs will offer you. Many individual affiliate programs (especially those related to information products) will also offer you higher commissions.

Here are a few places where you can find affiliate programs to promote:

When you first get started in affiliate marketing, it can be a pretty daunting process. It can all look pretty confusing but by following a few simple rules you can get started and learn more as you go along.

Speed Up the Publishing Process with these Ebook Formatting Tips


Before you publish an eBook, you need to format the eBook. The way you format the eBook depends entirely on how you want to publish your eBook. Formatting for a Clickbank product is very different than formatting for a Kindle eBook, for instance.

There are a few different things to take into consideration with eBook formatting:

  • How it’ll look to the end user.
  • The format required by the eReader, if applicable.
  • Graphics.
  • The “vibe” you want your book to convey.
  • How the eBook will be read.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of eBook formats and look at how you format each type.

Clickbank, PDF and Digital Downloads

1-pdfClickbank eBooks are best in PDF format, as are most other digital downloads. Sending a Word document is too unprofessional and sending an .exe reader is perceived as too dangerous. There really is no option except PDF.

Here are a few tips for formatting your PDF:

  • Header graphics. Having a header graphic as well as a footer graphic can make your book seem a lot more professional. Choose a graphic that has the same colors as your brand to promote brand continuity.That said, try to make sure the file size is small by using a GIF with just a few colors or a lower resolution JPEG. This avoids the “really laggy PDF” problem because of graphics.
  • Font. A good font in print is different than a good font for eBooks. In print, most fonts are serif fonts. For instance, the ever popular Times New Roman was popularized because it was so good in print.In eBook however, sans serif fonts are much better. Tahoma, Verdana, Calibri and Century Gothic are all good choices.

    Note: Sans Serif fonts are fonts without the little marks at the end of characters.

  • Have a cover image. This helps welcome people to the experience of reading your eBook. It’s also an opportunity to look more professional.
  • Spacing. You’ll usually want to have spacing that’s more than single spaced. Sometimes double spaced is too wide though, so play with your spacing a bit to get the perfect effect. You want your text to be easy to read, so people don’t have to squint, without it looking like a lot of white space.
  • Font size. There’s no hard and fast rule on font sizes. Again, you want it big enough to be readable, but not so big that it looks abnormal. Play with different sizes. Many publishers use between 12 and 14 point sizes, though there are eBooks that go a bit larger as well.
  • Margins. Play with your margins, especially if you’re using header and footer graphics. Your text shouldn’t collide with the top, the bottom or the sides.
  • Images, tables and sidebars. All other page elements in your eBook should have some spacing around them. Try to have your tables and sidebars be colored to make your pages seem less monotonous.

Once you’ve got everything together, try sending your book to a few friends to review before having it published.


Formatting for Kindle

2-KindlePublishing on the Kindle means taking out a lot of the formatting that you’d normally put into a PDF. For example, font sizes are chosen by the reader, not by you. You can still use italics and bold, but you shouldn’t use bullets.

Graphics can only be in black and white. You need to page break after every chapter so the Kindle knows when a new chapter is beginning. So on and so forth.

To learn about all the Kindle formatting guidelines, go to:


Formatting for Barnes & Nobles Nook


Formatting for the Nook is quite different than the Kindle. You can use bullets, as well as underlines. Indents should be done using the paragraph formatting tool, not with the tab key.

Unlike the Kindle which uses page breaks, the Nook uses section breaks. Page breaks are ignored completely.

For a complete list of the things you need to check off in your Nook formatting process, visit:

Formatting for the iBookstore


The best way to format your book for the iBookstore is to use Apple’s proprietary iBooks Author software:

You can also go through the Lulu to publish your iBookstore book:

You can also submit your book through iTunes Producer:

Since there’s no set iBookstore application process, there’s no set format. Lulu for instance doesn’t accept iBooks Author format, while other publishers do.


Adding Images to Your eBook

select-imagesImages can be a huge part of your book’s content. There are a few different places you can get images.

  1. Take photographs. If you’re doing something that involves demonstrations, take a lot of photos. Choose the best ones after the fact. For example, if you teach a workout in your book, make sure to get photos of all your poses.
  2. You can create the graphics from scratch. For example venn diagrams, pie charts, mindmaps and other teaching tools can be created from scratch with a variety of different tools.
  3. You can get free stock images from or
  4. You can get paid stock images from iStockPhoto or Dreamstime.

Note: If you use stock image, make sure you get permission to use it in book format.

Links Inside Your eBook

Every device except the Nook supports linking. Formatting your links depends in part on what device people are using to read your book. An iPad reader for instance has a lot more web access than a Kindle reader.

Links inside your book should point to other resources that people might be interested in. You should also have links back to your website and to other products that you offer.

Your eBook should be only one piece of your entire marketing apparatus. Use it to demonstrate your credibility, as well as to get people interested in other products you’re selling. Don’t over promote, but do make sure your audience knows you have more to offer.

For example, in Tim Ferris’s bestselling book “The Four Hour Workweek,” he repeatedly mentioned free bonuses and guides that were only available on his website. This drove tons of traffic to his site.


That’s how you format your eBook for a variety of different formats. Make sure you read the formatting guidelines for whatever eBook you’re publishing before you try to upload your book. If you find the process confusing, you can try outsourcing the actual conversion process. That said, if you follow the eReader platform’s directions, you should generally have no trouble getting your book up within one or two tries.

4 Proven Methods to Find Popular eBook Topics


If there’s one thing that’s clear from more than a decade of eBook publishing, topics tend to go in trends. One moment motivational topics might be all the rage, then a year or so later it completely dies down. Then eBooks about online options trading take off. That might die down a little, then all of a sudden a whole slew of “How to Start an E-commerce Website” eBooks hit the market and make millions.

Finding popular eBook topics is a great way to jump in front of an emerging trend. Instead of trying to come up with an idea that people might like, you can figure out what people do like right now instead.

So how do you find popular eBook topics? Here are a few different tactics you can use.

Using CB Engine for Clickbank Products

Clickbank is the largest eBook repository on the internet, second only to eReader bookstores (like the Kindle store.) It’s a great place to look for eBook ideas. It’s also a great place to feel out potential new trends.

Unfortunately, Clickbank’s marketplace is quite a poor research tool. You can sort by popularity or gravity – And that’s it. It doesn’t give you much data.

Instead of using Clickbank’s native marketplace, many internet marketers choose to use websites that aggregate data from Clickbank instead. There are a few of them around. CB Engine is one of the most popular ones, with most of its features available for free.

Begin by going to “CB Best Gain” in the left hand side column. This shows you the Clickbank products that have improved in rankings the fastest recently. This is a much more useful statistic than gravity or popularity, because you want to look for new ideas that are catching on rather than products that have already been popular for months.


Here’s what the screen looks like:


You can change the criteria you’re searching by along the top. You can look at high momentum products, products moving up, products that are gaining steadily, products that are getting more popular and have big payouts and so on.

If you click on a product, you’ll be taken to that product’s data page. Here you’ll see all the vital stats you need to know about the product.


Click “Graph” along the top to see a visual representation of the product’s gravity trend, as well as its previous gravity stats by date.


This technique can help you find new eBooks as they’re taking off, but before the market gets saturated. Look for trends, look for big jumpers, look for multiple eBooks on the same topic that are taking off at the same time. Look for things that seem to indicate a new opportunity.

Doing Keyword Research

Another way to look for potential popular topics is to do keyword research.

Begin by jotting down a bunch of different potential ideas for your book. For instance, let’s say you’re in the weight loss industry. You might jot down ideas like:

  • Weight loss for people who’ve just had a baby
  • Weight loss for video gamers who don’t get exercise
  • Weight loss for vegetarians
  • Weight loss for people who love chocolate
  • Etc

Come up with as many ideas as you can. Then head over to the Google Keyword Tool, then type in some of the ideas you’re thinking of using, one at a time.

Google will tell you about how many people search for your keyword every month. Below the keyword you typed in, Google will also tell you the search volume for a number of related keywords.

In this case, you can see that the general topic gets about 40,000 searches a month. Smaller sub-topics get quite a few searches a month as well. So you might put a check mark next to that idea as having strong potential.

Do the same with your next topic. For instance, let’s look at post pregnancy weight loss.

In this case, it seems that vegetarian weight loss is about three times as popular as post pregnancy weight loss.

One important thing to notice is that the keyword “pregnancy weight loss” does get 90,000 searches a month. But if you type it into Google, you’ll find that this search phrase encompasses people who want to lose weight during pregnancy, people who are losing weight during pregnancy and are worried, among a myriad of other topics, including weight loss after pregnancy.

It’s less clear cut because of that one keyword, but it still seems vegetarian weight loss generally has more demand than post-pregnancy weight loss, based on the numbers.

Rinse and repeat this process for all your ideas to get a sense for how many people are looking for the solution you’re thinking of providing.

Browsing Amazon

The Amazon bookstore can be another great way to come up with popular book ideas. Start by heading over to the Editor’s Picks section. You can choose other sections, too. Look through these different lists to see what kind of books are doing well.

You can also sort the category further by going to a more specific subcategory. That’ll really help you get a sense for what’s doing well in your specific niche.


Count Forum Questions

Another way you can find problems that people are eager to solve is to go to internet forums and look for common questions.

For example, if you’re in the fishing niche, you might head over to a fishing message board and spend some time looking around. What kinds of questions are people asking? Is there an abnormally high amount of questions around certain topics? Are there new questions you haven’t heard before? Are there questions being asked that seem to have no good answers?

You can also conduct a search for terms like “how to” or “how do I” or “question.”


This brings up exactly the kind of person you’re looking for: People who came to the forum looking for help. Again, look for patterns in the questions people are asking. The more people asking about it, the better your chances of success with an eBook on that topic.

These are four different ways you can find popular eBook topics. Do your research before you start writing and make sure you’re jumping into a market that’s positioned for success.