James Martell, one of the big guns in affiliate marketing, has revised and updated his successful Affiliate Marketers Handbook
James Martell is a Canadian businessman who taught himself to build websites that rank highly at the search engines—so he could profit with Internet based affiliate programs and has written a first person account of his methods in a downloadable e-book.
He calls his downloadable home-study program, James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Handbook. Since the first edition in 2001, James has released updates, and the latest is the Affiliate Marketer’s Handbook 2006.
Using only affiliate programs, James has built himself a home-based enterprise that earns his family over $30,000 per month. He now represents well over 400 merchants in over 70 different industries.
This course does something that has never been done before. It teaches you—exactly how-to master Internet affiliate programs—at the same pace and achievement level that allowed him to generate steady monthly income—by gaining top rankings at the search engines for keywords associated with his numerous merchants.
This training manual is, perhaps, the finest home study program offered on the subject of Affiliate Marketing—also known as Associate Programs or Revenue Sharing—ever developed because none of it is theoretical.
It’s all tested and true.
Maybe you think, "Oh no, not yet another book on Affiliate Marketing !"
And I admit that that was my first thought too.
We know that Internet marketing and affiliate marketing are dynamic industries, which are continuously evolving..
When I came across the Affiliate Marketers Handbook and I had only a vague understanding of affiliate marketing.. and didn’t understand the topics at first. But then I read some of the raving reviews this book has received. Besides, the book and it’s author seemed to be serious and professional.
Basically, his methods work for anyone with an Internet connection, a computer, some basic software, -- and a desire to earn money with their computer, -- either as a major career change or simply a way to bring in some extra money into the family budget.
James Martel is a surprisingly good writer who sorts through all the hype and provides readers with thoroughly explained tips, techniques and proven facts.
The Handbook starts with a brief, interesting look at Martell and how he got into affiliate marketing. Reading the introduction, you are sure to be impressed with Martell’s insight and how he took what was in the beginning just a hunch, and turned it into a very successful affiliate marketing business.
What James Martell has created is a step-by-step guide to setting up your own highly profitable Internet business selling affiliate products. If you, by chance, pass any of his sites, you will note that most of his web sites are created with the search engines in mind.. the domain name, the titles of each individual page on his sites, the many articles etc..
Affiliate experts will probably be taken aback by the simple overall strategy that James uses to get top search engine rankings. Even though experts are likely to get pleasantly surprised by this Affiliate Marketer's Handbook, it’s easy to understand even for the raw beginner. It’s not complex.
For example, take his notes on Keyword Density. As he shows us, his original formula still works. Even so, in this revised edition, he shares with readers new-found ways to increase his Google rankings by as much as 30% with some adjustment to the original formula.
These new rules include: optimizing each page for keyword density by including "Primary and Tier-1 Secondary Keywords" in the following ways: Primary Keyword: use once in the headline and again, just once, in the first paragraph. Now, do not use this keyword again anywhere else on the page. For "Tier-1 Secondary Keywords: use once in the first or second paragraph, then nowhere else on the page"
Take Martell’s advice on a simple 300-word article. In his Affiliate Marketer's Handbook, he explains that keywords should be used repeatedly in the following density: no less than 24 times; no more than 36 times. Martell advises to “extrapolate the above ratio on longer articles and to randomly included Tier-2 Secondary Keywords throughout the text in no particular density, but added only as they would naturally appear editorially. This is followed by very intuitive clarifications, advice and tips that further demonstrate why Martell remains a cut above the rest.
But to find out Martell's even better way to submit, you’ll have to read his Affiliate Marketer’s handbook.
Besides the book has constant updates through his bi-monthly audio newsletter called the Affiliate Buzz. When you purchase the Affiliate Marketers Handbook, you can also choose to purchase a subscription to the Affiliate Buzz which covers updates and topics related to the manual as well as additional marketing news and even personal inspiration from James himself on affiliate programs
Another point to be noted is that no where in the Affiliate Marketers Handbook will you be asked to buy something. There are no meetings that you need to drag your friends to, quickly converting them to distant acquaintances. No down line that you need to keep motivated to create your income. And most importantly, no web space to sell to soon-to-be former friends.. basically no B.S
For those wishing to get rich quick while sleeping, don’t bother reading this book or this review.
This is a method which can provide income if you work at it. And if you work hard at it, a good income. That is all James Martell claims and I reckon he is absolutely right
As mentioned earlier, James claims that using only affiliate programs, earns him and his family over $30,000 per month. He now represents well over 400 merchants in over 70 different industries. We must also remember that he has been at it for quite some time and has more than 100 specialty shopping sites on the go—and has published nearly 12,000 pages of relevant content to the Net.
Most people approach their first online business with a lot of enthusiasm, but no idea of where to start. They read a little about how to do this or that, and jaunt off merrily in whatever direction that leads.
As they research how to start their affililate business, they keep hearing about one thing or another that they "have to do" And with each new thing, they drop what they’re doing and head in an altogether new direction.
Eventually, they get frustrated at their lack of progress and give up. But it is not so difficult to succeed, if you know where you’re going.
That’s why it is so important to have a step-by-step plan to get to your destination. And that’s where James Martell's Affiliate Marketing Handbook excels—in laying out a clear path to follow to your goal.
Martell’s Affiliate Handbook doesn’t just jump in with a bunch of random tips about how to handle isolated pieces of the journey; it starts you right off from square one with the basic necessities you need to handle to get your business moving forward to its goal.
It leads you through what to expect and how long it will take. It guides you to build from your success on one step into success in the next. And it takes you through the steps of building your business, while focussing on the most essential steps and towards the goals you set for it.
I like the Affliate Marketer's Handbook for its thoroughness and for its focus on following a clear and defined path toward your goals. If your goal is to succeed in affiliate marketing and you’ve experienced any drift in direction whatsoever, I strongly urge to pick up this ebook and follow its steps.
James also doesn’t hide the fact that he has done very well in his business, as the guide and his websites are sprinkled with stories and examples of his success..
Now what are other people saying about James Martell's Affiliate Marketers Handbook
"I have read a huge number of books, reports and articles on affiliate programs, so I wasn't optimistic about finding new ideas in this book. I was very pleasantly surprised. James makes more than $20,000 a month—how MUCH more he won't say—from affiliate commissions. In this handbook he tells you how he does it" - Allan Gardyne - International Expert.
"I personally purchased this book about a year ago. As I read through the book I learned exactly how he builds his cash generating websites and his special “Keyword Formula” which is worth the price of the book alone. I have used his formula and many of the tactics in his book to great success. The book covers not only the formula and how to structure your website, but also the importance of getting people to link to your site including other important factors you will want to consider. I must say that I was surprised how professional and easy to follow everything was, so well in fact that someone completely new to computers would be able to comprehend most all of it" .. Miles Baker, Marketing Expert
"Rarely these days do I have time to read an entire e-book, especially one on search engines. I thought I knew it all.... until I read the "Affiliate Marketers Handbook" by James Martell. His method is amazingly simple. No tricks. Just solid advice. Everything he does is up front and legitimate. He even tells you exactly how to get the same success"
"Another very interesting twist, is that the author makes thousands of dollars every month with affiliate programs. He is his own boss, sets his own hours, doesn't touch any physical inventory and has no clients. The ironic part is, we followed totally different paths to search engine optimization and never heard of each other, even though we live in the same city. It just goes to show how big the internet is and how much room there is for everyone to become a success. In short, no tricks, just solid advice" - Michael Campbell - Respected Search Engine Advisor..
"Hello James, I just wanted to let you know that Betty and I netted over $12,000 CDN last month. Once again I want to thank you for all your hard work, and talent. Your ebook was the "big bang" for us, you and your teachings were instrumental in changing our lives" - Brent & Betty Truitt
As a closing line.. James Martell's Handbook is a must for anyone trying to understand affiliate marketing and even how the Internet works in general. Besides, it is clear, concise and easy to understand
If you are at all interested in making income online from affiliate programs then I highly recommend the James Martell Affiliate Handbook.
This book in short, covers everything on how to start, build, and run a profitable content driven website. For beginners or experts James holds nothing back when he shows you how to use both contextual advertising as well as affiliate programs to make large profits online.
Without a doubt, this is the affiliate marketer's guide you want if you are looking for success in the aaffiliate marketing field.
James Martell's THE AFFILIATE MASTERS HANDBOOK is a must for anyone getting started in affiliate marketing