Best Affiliate Programs

No vague theory, no complex rating system - this our list of our current top affiliate programs which are earning the most money for AssociatePrograms.com [UPDATED 2013].

These are the best affiliate programs for us. They have superb products, pay very good commissions and provide reliable online reporting of affiliates' sales. They work well and are well supported.

If you have a site aimed at website owners, or a section of your site aimed at them, these affiliate products should sell well for you, too.

(Our sales are helped by the free Associate Programs Newsletter, which examines affiliate marketing and reviews the best and worst affiliate programs. It has more than 35,000 subscribers.)


#1 Affiliate Program: SBI


Ken Evoy's SBI is right up at Number 1, where it belongs.

I've earned regular four-figure monthly commissions (and even earned five-figure commissions) from Ken's affiliate program.

Ken is a truly amazing, multi-talented individual. Among his achievements, he has taught medicine, designed toys and games which earn millions of dollars in royalties, and invented a "virtually impossible to sell" niche software product - which he sold on the Net, earning $1,000 to $5,000 a day.

sbi120x120.gifSiteSell's fast-selling SBI has been my top money-earner nearly every month for 10 years.

It makes it easy for you to create your own website simply and easily, even if you have no technical knowledge at all. It analyzes which themes will be profitable.

Even better, it helps you optimize the pages for the main search engines and teaches you how to promote your site effectively. This remarkable tool also generates your Google and Yahoo! Sitemaps and automatically submits them when necessary so you don't have to!

SBI (formerly known as Site Build It) doesn't just teach you search engine optimization. It teaches you Internet marketing.

Most important of all, it teaches you how to be successful. No wonder SBI has tens of thousands of happy users.

Ken was the first to introduce the concept of PREselling to affiliates. This is the process of building relationships with your visitors and putting them into a warm, willing-to-buy mood so they are much more likely to make purchases based on your recommendations.


Ken Evoy explains how SBI changes lives


The SBI Action Guide and videos show you how to master this technique to drive your affiliate conversions through the roof. You won't just be building a website, you'll be building a long-term web business.

There's an incredible private SBI forum where SBI owners and users share tips and help each other. There's nothing else like it on the Internet.

I use SBI for several websites and highly recommend it.

SBI sites succeed. 61% of SBIers end up in the Top 3%. And only SBI! sites prove success. You'd think that others would if they could, wouldn't you?

See the proof.

As well as offering fantastic value for money, SiteSell President Ken Evoy works extremely hard to help his affiliates earn money. I've spent many hours chatting with him and learning about his products and plans. You can trust him to OVER-deliver on his promises.

The SiteSell program offers:

  • Outstanding value for money. You can feel comfortable promoting excellent products.

  • Lifetime commissions. You don't just earn a commission on the first sale. You earn a commission on every purchase by that customer - for life. Think about that. You sell once, earn indefinitely!

  • Two-tier commission structure. You earn revenue on the sales made by the people you refer to Ken.

  • Limited number of affiliates. Your efforts are protected.

  • A fair contract, which has non-terminatable/non-modifiable features. Ken looks after YOUR interests.

  • The BEST manual for affiliates - 224 pages packed with useful ideas - totally FREE. You receive excellent advice to get you started earning money.

  • A site that SELLS!
    Ken's site makes the sale for you.

All these features ensure this program is a long-term winner.

SiteSell's lifetime commissions are for active salespeople only. You stop receiving lifetime commissions if you stop generating new sales. This program may not suit you, but it has worked remarkably well for me for a decade.

Ken writes affiliate support newsletters which consistently offer the most detailed, helpful, step-by-step advice for affiliates I've seen.

Click here to see a sample of the single best affiliate-support e-zine on the Net.

Join the SiteSell 5 Pillar Affiliate Program here


#2: Niche Profit Classroom


I like promoting Niche Profit Classoom, for three reasons...

adamshortpic.jpgNPC provides a superb business-building education from a real been-there, done-that affiliate, Adam Short (right), who owns more than 300 profitable niche websites.

  • It has a superb sales pitch - profitable websites FAST. That has huge appeal.

  • Not only that, but you get full access - you get to try everything - for one dollar.

  • With a sales pitch as strong as that, it's not surprising that Niche Profit Classroom has been high on my list of earners for years.

NPC provides step-by-step video training that shows you how to create money-making websites. You get to use NPC's software tools for market research, keyword research and to build your websites.

They make it as easy as possible for you. You can use NPC's own Niche Profit Press website builder to build your website fast.

"Believe it or not, it's actually possible to have a website up and making money not in months ... but in mere days," says Adam.

You get to watch over his shoulder as he builds a website, attracts traffic, and makes sales, all in DAYS.

As you delve into NPC, you discover that there are HUNDREDS of videos to help you as you gradually expand your knowledge of various aspects of building and promoting websites and making sales.

As a tempting bonus, each month you receive two ready-made businesses, niche packages with the research done for you. You can customize them, and plug them into the Niche Profit Press website builder to have websites built in minutes.

You also get hand-holding coaching where any questions are answered and free website reviews.

Another good thing about NPC is the weekly webinars. You can rest assured Adam HAS to stay on top of his game as he answers any questions tossed at him in those webinars.

Adam is so confident you'll love NPC that he's prepared to give you full, unrestricted access for just $1.

You can read Reena's long review of NPC here, or simply dive in now and try NPC for A mere $1. Where else can you learn so much for a dollar? Of course, once you're in and see the value, you won't want to leave.


#3: NEW
A Gem Among The Dross - Social Media Marketing


Here's a new course I'm really enjoying promoting because it's so GOOD. It's the best course I've seen on promoting your blog or website using social media. Author Lynn Terry has been working online for 16 years. She's the real deal when it comes to promoting a site using social media - efficiently.

When it comes to using social media effectively, there are all sorts of subtle little things that are vitally important - things that aren't obvious when you try to figure out how a successful marketer is doing it.

Lynn shows you - with screenshots - exactly how to do it in as little as 15 to 30 minutes a day.

No sneaky stuff. No hype. Just good, solid, reliable tips and instructions, based on her own very successful experience.

Get it here: Social Media Marketing.

Lynn pays 50% commissions, paid instantly (that's nice!) through JVZoo.

 

# 4: Ready made niche content packages


If you're building a string of websites, writing a blog or distributing articles to article libraries, you need a lot of articles. It's time-consuming and tedious trying to research and write all those articles yourself.

You can hire writers at places such as elance and RentaCoder, but if you've tried that, you'll know it can be done but it's not as easy as it sounds. So you need a workable shortcut.

Stefan Everaet has come up with a good shortcut for you. He's creating ready made niche content packages. He makes at least three new packages available each month.

Niches covered include financial, gardening, pets, health, sports, travel and a whole lot more. Stefan even encourages you to let him know which topics you prefer and he'll do his best to provide content on those niches.

Each package includes about well written articles and beautiful graphics. I'm a subscriber, so I've had a good look at the quality of the content. I was pleasantly surprised how well written the articles are.

You'll want to tweak and optimize the articles to help search engines find them. This is a good thing. It means your articles will be unique. You can also add your own tone and personality.

UPDATE: Stefan's service is now hugely improved. You can choose between several monthly subscription levels. For example, if you're interested only in travel, you can use your credits to get only on travel-related content.

Check it out here but DON'T buy it through this link:

http://www.niche-content-packages.com

I've arranged a special discount price and a valuable special bonus.

Use this special bonus/discount link


...And a few other favorites


ROSALIND GARDNER
Super Affiliate Handbook

cover-sah-179.jpgWhat does it take to be a super affiliate?

You'll find the answer to that question and hundreds more in Rosalind Gardner's Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 In One Year Selling Other People's Stuff.

Rosalind's success as a genuine super affiliate and the success of her Handbook is all in the details. She writes in a clear and concise style and presents the facts in a down-to-earth, no-hype manner that enables an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran of affiliate marketing to learn what it takes to become a super affiliate.

She knows her stuff because she's been there herself.

This is a very comprehensive manual, covering a LOT of detail. It is regularly updated. She teaches you a multitude of marketing methods including PPC, email and list building. She also makes good use of blogs. The Super Affiliate Handbook is as much about what NOT to do as it is about what to become a super super affiliate.

Her focus is on choosing affiliate programs carefully, building simple but professional sites, writing compelling text and earning trust.

Rosalind makes it very clear that you have to get the details right first time, every time - that's how she generates more than $1,000 a day in affiliate income.

She describes her systems and how she manages to achieve conversion rates of between 2.5% and 6% (and higher!), when the average affiliate often considers 1% a successful conversion rate acceptable.

Whether you are just starting out in Internet marketing or have been around for a while but are still trying to find the magic formula that is going to drive more traffic and more sales conversions, don't do another thing until you've read the Super Affiliate Handbook.

If you wanted just one book on affiliate marketing, it would be very hard to find a better choice than Rosalind's book. I strongly recommend it.


MARLON SANDERS
The King of Step by Step Internet Marketing

Marlon Sanders is a zany, highly innovative marketer with a crazy sense of humor. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, grab it.

Marlon's affiliate program has been very successful for many affiliates, including me.

You may know about Marlon's classic Amazing Formula That Sells Products Like Crazy - it's the only Internet marketing manual which has more than 100 pages of testimonials.

If you want to sell lots of products, this the book you must get.

Marlon knows exactly which buttons to push to make people buy. He really DOES know how to make products fast and sell them like crazy.

In recent years he has launched a bunch of new products and new tools which make things easy for affiliates and other Internet marketers, including highly innovative stuff I haven't seen anywhere else.

An excellent example is his Traffic Dashboard which is beautifully simple to use. It has rows of icons you can select to learn how to get traffic, broken down into simple, easy to conquer steps. Brilliant!


CHRIS REMPEL
Confessions of a Lazy Super-Affiliate

Chris Rempel's ebook, Confessions of a Lazy Super-Affiliate, is NOT for affiliate beginners. It's aimed at intermediate-level marketers and website owners.

In a cool, logical style, Chris describes how to build a super affiliate business in which all the pieces join together, so that each action you takes applies leverage and multiplies your sales and commissions.

He doesn't tell you how to use AdSense. Do things his way, and you can make far more from affiliate commissions. He doesn't discuss paid advertising. He prefers to attract free traffic from search engines.

Don't "follow your passion", he says. Identify markets that have desperate buyers, people that are ready to buy. He tells you how to identify and target streams of such people, who are desperate for a solution to their problem. They make excellent customers.

He provides a multi-step income plan.

The first section describes how to build a 20-page mini-site that is targeted at visitors who are on the verge of buying. That's how you make the real money, he says.

I like this "lazy" man's style. Instead of doing the hard work of convincing someone to buy something, he says you should simply be standing in front of the right crowd and and saying, "Oh - you're looking for XYZ? Yeah, I would be, too. It's over here..."

Ka-ching!

Your mini-site does NOT merely contain rewritten PLR articles or any old articles on your chosen topic. Remember, you don't just want to attract visitors - you want to attract BUYERS. So you have to follow a carefully considered, logical structure designed to achieve affiliate sales. He tells you how he does it.

This book is NOT about doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It's about building a BUSINESS in which all the pieces belong.

He takes you through a structured process he's using - all the way from research and testing, from one little 20-page mini-site, to multiple mini-sites, to creating related freeware (no, he's NOT a programmer), to viral software marketing, to creating your own little "feeder" products, to creating a huge Mother Site, to creating more feeder products, so that eventually you capture and dominate your market and you own rock solid assets.

Even if you get only as far as Step 1 and Step 2, this book could change your affiliate marketing forever - especially the sections on identifying and attracting desperate buyers.

"Confessions" is very moderately priced. It's excellent value.

Get Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate-Affiliate here.


THE LATE COREY RUDL
The Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Online

The Corey Rudl's home-study Internet marketing course is a proven moneymaker that has spent years on my Top 10 list.

This #1 best-selling course sells for $197 - and you get a generous $65 commission for every sale you refer - plus another $20 commission for every sale that your sub-affiliates refer.

The course, now called "The Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Online", is a breeze to promote because Corey's company gives you real meat to work with. It used to consist of 2 binders and 2 resource CDs containing "Insider's Secrets" - a total of more than 1,000 pages of the exact information you need to start, promote, and grow a highly successful, extremely profitable Internet business. It is now totally online, so that it's easy for the company Corey founded to keep it constantly updated with the latest techniques as the Internet changes.

It was from Corey's company that I learned many of my success secrets.

Tips and techniques I learned from Corey's course and his free newsletter have helped me enormously, playing a major role in turning AssociatePrograms.com from a hobby into a rapidly growing, full-time Internet business which now employs people in three countries. (Thanks, Corey!)

And that's why I highly recommend it... both as a tool for learning how to increase your affiliate sales... and as an affiliate product you can promote to earn sizeable commission checks!

Corey died in a car crash in June 2005 but his well managed company has continued to go from strength to strength, producing useful new products under the leadership of Derek Gehl.

Get the home-study course here
Join the two-tier affiliate program here

UPDATED: November 3, 2013
March 4, 2007

Comments (127)

Winsen
Said this on November 11, 2007 At 06:04 am
Hi, Allan. Why your 10 Best Affiliate Programs are all about internet marketing topics? Are there any recommendation about other topics?
Thanks.

[The Top 10 list is written from personal experience. It describes the affiliate programs that work best for us on THIS website. Re other programs... I'll make a note of that idea in my "Good Ideas" file. Allan.]
Wayne
Said this on November 14, 2007 At 06:50 pm
I am about ready to purchase SBI. I have spent the good portion of two years studying and researching products, tools, along with internet marketing methods. I really do not believe you will find a better value than SBI. It has an awesome array of tools. I will address the negative comments I read. I don't want to offend anyone. Whether it is affiliate marketing, or building a content site to establish credibility before selling one's own products and services, persistence and business sense is needed. I like what Ken stresses. This is a BUSINESS.

[Nearly two years? Good grief! I hope you take action soon. Allan.]
KC
Said this on November 23, 2007 At 04:39 am
Total JUNK.

[I wonder why you're not willing to put your name to that opinion. Allan.]
Janet
Said this on November 25, 2007 At 02:17 pm
I am just about to venture into buidling a site. Can you tell me the number one mistake that people make as beginners? I am just trying to do all my homework before I spend another dollar trying making money on the internet. This looks to be the most legit thing I have reseached in quite some time. Furthermore, I have looked at some of the sites created with SBI and I must say, it does look like there are some professional looking sites and some that are less attractive. I guess some people did a lot of research and some did not. Thanks.

[The most common mistake I see is that newcomers start by building a site telling people how to make money on the Internet, when they know almost nothing about this topic - and it shows. There are tens of thousands of affiliate programs and millions of products to choose from. Don't start by choosing an intensely competitive niche. If you want to, do that later when you have more experience. Allan.]
No offense...but this seems a little like pyramid.
Said this on November 27, 2007 At 09:26 pm
Didn't you say that once you build a site w/ SBI that there are hundred's of products to promote? Well it seems that a lot of these "super affiliates" are getting rich by getting other affiliates on board to promote SBI or "the super affiliates handbook". I just want to be assured that once I get a website built, I can promote whatever niche I feel like promoting and not have to worry about SiteBuildIt putting there banners all over my website. Can someone explain this to me please?

[In affiliate marketing, you can choose from tens of thousands of affiliate programs and millions of products. Have a look through our affiliate directory to get an idea of the potential. SBI will never put any banners on your site. YOU make your own decisions on the niche you choose and on the content you create for your site. Yes, some people do very well by choosing the "Internet marketing" niche. However, it's an intensely competitive niche. I strongly recommend that you choose a less competitive niche for your first website. For example, one of my SBI sites gives tips on how to be a club DJ, because the assistant who created it had experience in that field. Allan.]
Nikki
Said this on November 30, 2007 At 05:30 pm
Allan thank you for your responses to the various comments. I too have shopped around and SBI looks really exciting. I am also suffering from information overload, as this is all so new to me. But Ken's principles make a lot of sense and just reading his promotional page has sparked a lot of great ideas in my head. I definitely plan to invest in this product. The idea of writing about my passion really appeals to me. Ken is extremely credible, and I think if I apply his principles to my own passion (rather than someone else's) I have a good chance of success.

[Yes, if you're passionate about a topic that gives you a huge start on people who aren't. And Ken is very passionate about helping SBI users succeed. Allan.]
Ayinuer
Said this on December 9, 2007 At 08:27 pm
Thanks for the nice tips and guide, I am a beginner now, I believe I can learn a lot here.
http://www.freelancenow.cn
glenn
Said this on December 14, 2007 At 12:46 pm
Just to clarify, SBI will help YOU build a site on a topic of YOUR choosing. You should coose a topic which is YOUR passion. Once you do that your website IS your testimonial for SBI. Those that "GET IT" get it, those that don't, don't. I unfortunatly, did not follow through with my site. But I do believe in SBI and would buy again.
Jill Carpenter
Said this on December 16, 2007 At 10:13 am
DJK is the manual if you're looking to go into adwords. I used just one technique on my first affiliate product and had an extremely successful campaign. Unfortunately the product I was promoting turned out to be a scam, and I am now aware of how important it is to do an in-depth investigation of not only your product but it's creator. If anyone else knows of a proven scam product please bring it to light and warn your fellow affiliates. http://affiliatescams.wordpress.com
Trace
Said this on December 22, 2007 At 08:24 pm
I'm really intrigued by the SBI recommendations, I'm reading here... Can anyone point me to a no-hype specs sheet that lists exactly what the $299 pays for?
Thank you!!!

[You'll find a detailed list here:
http://makemy.sitesell.com/compare/
Allan.]
Franklin
Said this on December 23, 2007 At 10:08 am
hey allan...
i work in UAE (Middle east country). will the sitesell still works for me. also am new to affliate marketing would u recommend this programme for me.
kindly advice in this regard
regards
franklin

[Yes, I strongly recommend SiteSell's Site Build It for people who are new to affiliate marketing, because it teaches you how to build a business. Where you live in the world doesn't really matter. However, you'll find that some affiliate programs are for U.S. residents only. Allan.]
Tom
Said this on December 23, 2007 At 05:00 pm
SBI is really very good. I have created my website with it. Check it out at: http://www.2create-a-money-making-website.com I have also created a page soley about Site Build It at: http://www.2create-a-money-making-website.com/site...
Thanks
Franklin
Said this on December 24, 2007 At 09:46 am
thanks for ur comment. so sitesells still work for me residing in UAE.rite. what are other sites u recommend with minimal investment for a guy like me who resides in UAE and also as a beginner?

[Nearly all affiliate programs are free to join. There are many thousands of affiliate programs to choose from. Have a loook through our affiliate directory for ideas. I strongly recommend that for your first site you choose a niche in which you already have some knowledge. Don't think about simply joining an affiliate program. Think about topics you could write about so that you could create a useful, interesting site. Then look for affiliate programs in that niche. He's an article to give you ideas...
http://www.AssociatePrograms.com/articles/63/1/Whe...
Allan.]
Greg
Said this on December 27, 2007 At 11:57 pm
Your article is titled "My top 10 affiliate programs;" however, you only discuss one - one from which you collect a commission on your conversions. Uh, where are the other nine programs? Did I miss them?
Greg

[The article has 10 pages. Have a look at the bottom of the article - above the Comments - and you'll find links to the other 9 pages. Allan.]
Kannan
Said this on December 28, 2007 At 10:24 am
It sounds good to me. I may include the program in webmaster blog. http://blog.e-webtemplates.com.
Thanks
Kannan
Dudely
Said this on December 28, 2007 At 08:00 pm
There are no other links in Firefox

[Links to the other 9 parts of this article appear above the Comments. Allan.]
John Clough
Said this on December 30, 2007 At 01:02 am
I just want to say that it amazes me that so many people post such negative ridiculous comments about SBI. I believe they are just disgruntled people who have failed miserably at everything they have tried, because they just don't get it. I failed with SBI myself, but it's not because SBI did not deliver, it's because I have a lot more M THAN B. PERIOD. The secret keywords to success with SBI are, (BRAINS-&-MOTIVATION).
They go hand in hand with each other. One does not work without the other. Great job Allan!

[As well as brains and motivation, persistence is very important, too. Allan.]
Rick
Said this on January 3, 2008 At 09:18 am
this is for all the people that don't understand the SBI set of tools... not the SBI as an affiliate program.. 2 totally different things.

SBI is a set of tools to build a web page based business and building it on what ever you want to. It's like building a house. It's the tools to build the House, and when you're done.. it was still the tools... Not the House.
the House is Yours.. it was Your Idea to start with, and it will always be your House.
SBI Is just the tools you used to build your House.. if the house doesn't keep you warm, or it falls down... are you going to Blame the Tools ??, or could it be you tried to use a Hammer as a screwdriver ? ...or did you try to sell it before it was finished, and then complain again the tools were at fault because the tools didn't finish building the house.
All SBI Tools come with VERY Extensive Instructions, Support, and PROVEN Success when Used as they were Intended... the Hammer Will Work as a Hammer if you Use it as Instructed. If you try to drive the Hammer with the Nail, don't complain if your house Falls down, or Never even gets built.. it's not the Tools Fault.
It's best to do your first on what you know, and have knowledge about.. We All Know Something about something, and we all Know more the someone else. I am building mine on what I know, and Love. It's still VERY New, less then 6 weeks old, but I am already listed on Goggle in the top 10 for my Site concept, Keywords from Just 1 page, and I haven't even tried to Monetize it yet, with only 10 pages up. but that to me is a Great indication of the direction it's headed.
so Yes SBI Works... but I see it more as I Work.. SBI gave me the tools to do the Work.
SBI Is a Package of tools, not a program to do the work for you.
It's Not A GET RICH QUICK. But I do see it in a year making enough I can Quit my job... and If not.. then I will Build another (already Planning this) so Yes.. I fully expect to quit my job in the Next 2 years... not Because SBI got me Rich... but SBI gave me the tools to get myself to what ever I see as rich (comfortable) (time with my family) making my own money.. not for someone else.
So there it is.. SBI is a set of tools to build your house, how you use them is up to you. if You follow the instructions, you will build your house, and it will keep you warm, and won't fall down.. but you NEED to Follow the instructions.

The SBI as an Affiliate is just that.. selling SBI's Tools to others.

to Prove im real my page is
www.Learn-Camping-Life.com ..like I said.. it's still rough, and being built.. but already showing good signs, and progress.
Hope this helps some of you understand and if you're still hesitating about getting SBI. It took me a year of studying all the Small business opps. out there, and Went with SBI and VERY glad I did.

Thanx Allan for your Place here on the Web.
I use it all the time.
Rick of www.Learn-Camping-Life.com

[It's good to see you're so enthusiastic! Enthusiasm and determination will get you a long way. Allan.]
Cyn
Said this on January 17, 2008 At 09:58 pm
Allan,
What's your cut in all of this? You certainly come to the defense of others a lot. hmmmm

[It pays 25% residual commission on sales. There's also a second tier. Of course I love the commissions, but the most important factor to me is the high quality and the fantastic coaching that comes with it. Its fame is spreading, too. SBI isn't just popular with its users and affiliates. It's now taught in a number of universities and community colleges. To me, the perfect product is one you use yourself and can be honestly enthusiastic about. That's the case here. Allan.]
celeste
Said this on January 22, 2008 At 03:54 pm
Something people should know is that SBI is for the not so tech savvy, and the very tech savvy. It has a block by block builder that allows you to follow to the "T", making life easy. Two slogans that come to mind are "If you can carry a conversation You can build a website", and "Tortoise IT! Slow & steady wins the race". SBI was (and still is) built for people who can (or cannot) build a web page. The forums are there for any and every possible question to be asked & answered.

Something that SBI makes VERY known is that it is NOT A GET RICH QUICK!!! They give you every possible tool to make the money, they show you how to find the right affiliates, how to use & find the right market and how to dominate it! Yes, some people make thousands off of SBI, while others make mere pennies off of AdSense. Oh, wait that's covered too. When it comes to SBI, for $299 a year it's a sweet deal that anyone should take advantage of. Yes, it is up front, but the ROI is massive. If you're getting minimal visits, you can ask other people to see what you're missing. I don't know any other company that offers what this one does, and I will renew every year. I welcome questions from people who wonder if they should buy it or not, or if they want to hear my personal experiences. (Has the President of the Company ever said thanks to You for the complaints or compliments you sent? I doubt it).
You can find me at www.little-known-food-facts.com/Contact.html
Oh, and i'm not Allan either.
Philip
Said this on February 1, 2008 At 11:01 pm
I'd like to throw in my 2c worth about how wonderful SBI is to use.

My wife is a 60 year old semi-invalid. 3 years ago I invested in SBI and gave it to her, and I said why don't you build yourself a website about your passion? It happens to be pet ferrets.

Now, she was a total technophobe and didn't do a thing for 6 months. She had a complete belief that she couldn't do it.

I finally got - shall I say - "irritable", "at least bloody well TRY!"

And she did. Today www.all-about-ferrets.com has over 200 pages of highly valuable content. It rates well - "all about ferrets" is a reasonably high traffic keyword and you can see that her site rates #1 on Google. Similar for "what do ferrets eat", another common search term.

The site gets 200 unique visitors per day, rising all the time.

Sure I help her with bits and pieces from time to time, but she now knows the whole thing inside out.

Any money come from it? No, but that isn't her aim right now. Being the best there is, is her aim, and judging by the torrent of communication she receives, she's well on the way.

So, from total fear-filled technophobe to expert in 3 years, all down to SBI.

It's a damned good set of tools and I'd recommend anyone to promote it vigorously!
razvan
Said this on February 15, 2008 At 06:50 pm
hi. I
Michael Boyter
Said this on February 17, 2008 At 06:17 pm
I first came across Allan's site in early 2000. He recommended Ken Evoy's book Make Your Site Sell and I was convinced that both Allan and Ken Evoy knew what they were talking about. When Site Build It came available later that year, I purchased it and have never been sorry.

Despite having to build slowly, due to a very demanding job, my family has thoroughly enjoyed the extra $500-$1200 a month that we've earned consistently from the site. To all the naysayers... get a SBI site, get busy and come back and tell us your "conversion" stories! There are just WAY TOO MANY successful SBI users out there. What am I supposed to believe, that they just got lucky or something?
Michael Boyter
familyhistoryproducts.com
zal
Said this on March 6, 2008 At 06:25 am
Anybody with experience, please tell me what is a better choice to build a website: Yahoo! Store or SBI ?
YahooStore is $40/m and SBI is $25/m . I'm not sure if there is an option for monthly payments with SBI, though. One advantage with SBI is I can promote it as an affiliate product. Any thoughts ?

another question, what do you think about BANS ?
Out of all three which one has the best potential to create traffic in short time?

[These would be exellent questions to ask on our affiliate forum. The link is at the top of the page. Allan.]
Jeff
Said this on March 8, 2008 At 09:53 am
Obviously there's been opinions from one extreme to the other regarding the SBI system, as is to be expected I would guess (money involved). If, however, you haven't checked out the Affiliate Masters (FREE) 10 day course, please do before you pass judgment. Although I can't afford to sign up and use the program myself yet, as I had another hosting agreement (prepaid) when I found it, I WILL be using it when my other hosting expires. I just started a blog at jeffreynorris.com, and although I won't be trying to set up a site of this magnitude, I am already saying good things about SiteSell, just from the excellent course. You can tell much thought, research, time and preparation went into the SBI system. It's not a fly-by-night, make a quick buck and get out scam.

Also, if you check out the amount, and quality of the content here, I don't think Allan is going to be promoting the SBI product if he didn't truly believe in it.
Jeff
Bob Andolina
Said this on March 14, 2008 At 05:21 pm
I came to this site from SBI as a new SBI owner. I have yet to get my own SBI site up yet, but so far in working with it, I am learning a lot. SBI is one of my many affiliates I offer as a complete package.

I am using what I believe to be one of the best affiliate packages on the Internet today and I am only into my 2nd month!

I have 26 years as a network marketer using off line marketing. As far as using online marketing now, there is simply no comparison.

In my first month, I earned $1,000 from just the SBI affiliate program from launching my total package to my current small list. Total income for my first month on line using my total package resulted in just over $7,000 and 340 new prospects.

I have had a Web site up for some time now using MS FrontPage and have become comfortable with using it. So when I first bought SBI, my thought was; why do I want to learn a new program? Well, the answer for now is that it teaches me how to get a good ranking, how to build trust instead of going after the sale, and so forth.

MS FrontPage does not offer any of that training and my old site, being helpful to a lot of people who use it, never earned me a dime.

I agree that SBI is the best on the Internet for what it offers.

Thanks for providing this. I will be a new member to your information and check out your best Affiliate programs as well.

If my package program is not listed there, you may want to check it out. It is fairly new but very different and very exciting. You can check it out for free here> http://Now8020FastStart.com

I will also do the same with yours.
Thanks again,
Bob Andolina

[Thanks, but we don't list MLM stuff in our affiliate directory. That's not our niche. Allan.]
Cam
Said this on March 14, 2008 At 08:13 pm
I bought SBI about 4 weeks ago then led a volunteer project in Cambodia. Now that I am back my mind is reeling with possibilities, but I don't want to get a domain until I am certain I have found the best match between my passions and information I want to convey. I am working through the affiliate masters course the past two days and my mind is rather boggled with all the advice and a myriad of url tangents to click on. How will I know that it's time to stop brainstorming and pick the best of my options Allan? I know that the usefulness of the package has dwindled to 11 months... should I worry about that at this point?

[You're building a business. Don't rush what may be the most important step of all - choosing your niche. Login to SBI, go to Site Central, scroll down, and study all the information there. A wealth of information and tips came with this tool. Make the most of it. Start with the SBI Action Guide. Allan.]
Daniel
Said this on March 15, 2008 At 03:52 pm
An SBI site works and will CONTINUE to work long term. I can attest since I started an SBI site back in '04. It now earns $1,200/mo. The site has 16 pages. No adsense either... I just use 1 aff. publisher throughout the whole site.

But it was slow growth. Mainly due to the fact that I had only built 5 pages... my first YEAR! But I followed the action guide and have built the last 11 within the last 8 months.

Here's what's unusual. Each month it keeps improving in spite of the fact that I now do little to nothing at all. Currently all but 4 of my pages are on Google's first page. It takes time but gradually, and eventually SBI sites rise to the top. Because they give what search engines desperately spider for: Content.

If you follow the action guide to build an SBI site, you will have a site that search engines can't and won't ignore. SBI knows exactly what search engines want and delivers it to them. Not only them but your readers as well. But YOU have to work it. Too many folks expect a program or a system to do the work. YOU have to work the program and SBI will work for you.
Duke
Said this on March 19, 2008 At 01:31 pm
You said ten best sites and I only see one... SBI.. Am I missing something?
Duke

[It's a 10-page article. Scroll down to the bottom of the article - not the bottom of the comments - and you'll find the links to the other 9 parts of the article. Allan.]
JEANNIE
Said this on March 20, 2008 At 12:29 pm
Someone asked, at the end of the comments, about the other nine programs. You said to scroll to the end of the comments to find the link for the other pages. There is no link.

[I said to scroll to the bottom of the article - that's ABOVE the comments. Allan.]
Ernst Barnard
Said this on April 10, 2008 At 11:18 am
I have personally made use of 2 of the top 3 packages that you mentioned here. I must vote that it is really the top of the range.
Vic
Said this on May 15, 2008 At 01:23 pm
Hi
If your no. 1 earning program is SBI then surely that just makes it a form of MLM ? Making money by selling programs about how to make money selling programs. I would have thought the idea would have been to sell other products not just the program on how to sell this program ? Buy my book it'll tell you to make money selling my book on how to make money etc...

[SiteSell isn't multi-level marketing. I'm not involved in any MLM programs. It's a two-tier affiliate program. Like other affiliates, I get paid for referrals. Out of the many thousands of programs out there, I've chosen to promote it because of the very high quality of the products, the training and the incredibly helpful support provided to people who get SBI. I use SBI myself for several websites, which promote non-marketing products. You can find two SBI case studies on this site. I recommend it because I know first-hand how useful it is and I earn commissions from those recommendations. That's how affiliate marketing works. Allan.]
admad
Said this on May 19, 2008 At 02:20 pm
thank's for information
i have join affiliate
make money online $25000
http://admad-z.blogspot.com/
Al Yarbrough
Said this on May 27, 2008 At 12:21 am
This comment is about SiteSell/SiteBuild It! I must agree with the several comments that I have glanced at about Ken Evoy's Affiliate Program.

The material's great and I cut my internet marketing teeth on his stuff. But, as an affiliate program it leaves much to be desired.

I have sent close to 200 clicks to his various landing pages in the last two years or so and haven't gotten even one sale.

In all fairness, it seems to me that I got one minor commission check about years ago. But, it was a fluke . . . there was no repeat.

I actively market affiliate products and I am developing an MLM oriented training site [MLM URL deleted. We don't discuss MLM programs on this site.] where one of the two sales letters on the site converts between 30% and 50% of its visitors to click through to one of the letter's target landing pages.

Needless to say, it's very frustrating to see the poor landing pages at the sites I send traffic to then convert less than 2% and usually less than 1% of my clicks into sales.

It would be great to discover some way to figure out if there are actually any affiliate products that make money on the front side of the marketing campaigns.

I really get tired of the lies in affiliate marketing.
Al

[All traffic isn't equal. Different marketers achieve different results. Affiliate marketing is a multi-BILLION-dollar indistry. Yes, there are affiliate products that make money - thousands upon thousands of them. Allan.]
Arjen
Said this on June 9, 2008 At 03:57 pm
I own one SBI site since one year and I'm very happy with it. It's obvious that they care a lot about your success. They know that they will succeed themselves if they sell a good product - it's just natural. In just 6 months I went from 150 unique visitors a month to 11,000 uniques/month (with 44,000 pageviews) and my search engine stats tell me there's a potential for lots more growth. Income is not terribly high yet - a couple of hundreds US$ each month with Adsense only - but as I've been focusing almost only on getting traffic, I'm confident that will come. (SBI advises to focus on monetization last - first create content, get traffic and presell those visitors.) In any case, I learned an enormous lot - the membership forums and educational materials for SBI members are extremely helpful) - and if my first site won't be very profitable, my second or third will. Note: I can code an entire site by hand and have built sites with Dreamweaver, XSitePro and various others systems before.
anglii
Said this on June 12, 2008 At 07:34 pm
Some time between October 2007 and March 2008 I read a post by a dentist here. I was very interested in the information he shared on his Site Build It site. Now I cannot find his post nor website. Does anyone remember him and how I might find him.
Thanks

[The dentist is Dr John Burch. He wrote a case study describing the success he's had with his SBI site. You can find it on this page if you scroll down:
http://www.AssociatePrograms.com/proof
Allan.]
Andre
Said this on June 16, 2008 At 12:47 pm
I also need to add my 2 cents worth on SBI. I joined a few months ago and the information was incredible. The keyword lessons were a value in itself. I due however have one BIG complain, I think the web site design system is outdated, limited and forces people into a boxed design. I have even followed the dreamweaver route but the fact that they dot offer a good FTP system is really not a good excuse. I understand that they try and lock the "index" page to a certain format but heck there are such good WYSIWYG web builders to assist with the rest of the web site if you did not have to upload everything page by page
andre
Gerard
Said this on June 28, 2008 At 11:21 am
SBI is not only limited to the block by block site builder.
Didn't you see the video on 'transition'? If you want to use your own WYSIWYG site builder you should watch the video. SBI does not limit you to the block by block site builder.
Tim
Said this on June 30, 2008 At 11:58 am
Hello everyone,
Been reading these comments and basically have two opinions to offer for anyone who would like to read them. In the first instance, I'm only just kicking off with SBI and am hopeful, taking a logical approach to the concept and web site build it instructions, of it working. I'm 49 and ex British Military, ex Falklands War (RN) and have learned at least one thing in life - negativity is certainly a destructive and negative mindset, having progressed now to what some may call an old f...t!

For those that have failed, I have a feeling that they have just accepted this result without taking additional action, most importantly of looking at what they may be doing wrong. We certainly could not be negative and just give up when ships were being bombed. Ok, that can be countered by people saying that they have reviewed the way they do things, but then it may fall to not having the stamina to go around again. Easily beaten. Anyway, I also feel that what I am reading with SBI and its tone and language, there is definitely something here.

I say that because of one simple, incontrovertable fact - no one but no one is going to produce the quantity and quality of work that Ken Evoy has done with his team for something that does not work - it just does not happen. On that, there is also something else to note, accept with confidence that you can apply all that is being taught and gradually work up to it - and if you need proof then just work with Alexa.com - go and see the traffic that is being generated - it is not fiction. The job of the netpreneur is to learn how to get a percentage of it, just like everything else.

I will update this posting and hopefully provide positive notes about the viability of SBI later as I work though Site Build It - although I will be working towards a commercial concept and not the 5 Pillar Associate Program just yet.
Regards
TB

[It's so true that mindset is hugely important. And 49 is not old. If you actually believe that, you need to change your mindset. Allan.]
snarlos
Said this on July 7, 2008 At 02:01 pm
sbi seems to lack basic seo functionality -- ftp is limited and why can't we register our sites for more than one yea r -- like ten years would be nice. What is up with that?

[The SBI system is designed to help users build sites that attract free traffic from search engines, so I'd say it has a LOT of SEO functionality, but not everyone the advanced user may want. It's designed to make things as easy as possible for the user without complicating things. This inevitably means it won't be suitable for everyone. I agree, a 10-year option is a good idea. There's a users' wish list and over the years a long list of requested features have been added. Perhaps that will be, too. Allan.]
Lawrence
Said this on July 16, 2008 At 03:35 am
I am very interested in starting an SBI site. What was the total cost Rupert spent to start his first site? I know there was 300 for SBI and 300 for Yahoo! Were there any other costs up front? This is part of my planning so I need to know. Thanks.
Yours,
Lawrence

[I think that was all. There were no hidden costs - no costs that aren't mentioned in his article. Later on, after the case study was published showing his results, we submitted the site to some directories which charge much smaller fees than Yahoo's. Allan.]
SPIRIT
Said this on August 3, 2008 At 12:18 am
hello Allan.
I have reviewd "day job killer" "google assassain" "google nemesis". i am a newbie, and i realized that there is an issue about google adsense. so what is the problem between google and the marketers? Also, Is using one of the programs i mentioned above will allow me to earn purely legitimate and honest money?
i want to earn legitimate money even if it needs very hard work and even it is littel money but what is important to me that it is legitimate and i dont want to fool people whom are going to buy.
i need your guidance.
thank you.

[Our affiliate forum would be a more appropriate place to ask all your questions. If you're new to affiliate marketing, I recommend you avoid affiliate projects which require you to spend advertising dollars. Allan.]
Richard
Said this on August 10, 2008 At 05:40 pm
I was really pleased to find this article... a year after I bought SBI and started using it. So I can say from personal experience, I agree!
best wishes,
Richard
www.lifechoicemeditation (another happy SBI site owner)
Jennice
Said this on August 12, 2008 At 12:10 pm
I am sold on SBI. What if you already have a website? Can you use SBI to improve it... after the fact?

[You could use the knowledge the your learn to improve existing sites. For example, the knowledge you learn about how to choose a niche, how to get traffic, how to presell, how to put videos on a site, etc, etc. Allan.]
skeptic
Said this on August 18, 2008 At 02:34 pm
is the main reason site sell is so great for you is that you are plugging it on this post and throughout your blog so making commissions on it? not even on working it and its content?
a pyramid scheme...
hmmm... iwonder

where are the other nine best programs?

[Hi skeptic, Two SBI case studies are published on AssociatePrograms.com. They show quite clearly that we've been using SBI ourselves for several years. One of those case studies is one of the most popular articles on this site. There's usually a link to it in the "Popular Articles" section in the left-hand column of every page. The case studies show that we're writing from first-hand experience. We promote SBI because it's such an incredibly useful training tool, teaching users a wide variety of Internet business skills. Yes, it pays good two-tier commissions. Any sensible affiliate looks for programs that pay well. For me, a more important factor is the quality of the product. I like choosing products that I can be genuinely enthusiastic about. The wonderful thing about affiliate marketing is that with millions of products to choose from, you can look for products that are brilliant and also pay well. Links to the other nine programs are at the end of the article - above the comments. Allan.]
Ron
Said this on August 31, 2008 At 11:58 pm
After reading all the comment and your replies It seems to me that your trying to seel a dead elephant. I did not see the other 9 affiliates programs listed just yours so again a dead elephant. ur a scam artist.

[Thanks for your constructive, insightful criticism. Here's an article you may enjoy:
Seven ways to be your own BS detector
http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/493/1/Se...
Allan.]
Max
Said this on September 5, 2008 At 11:48 am
Anyone who's been involved with affiliate marketing for a while and encountered the typical 'poor quality' of Marketing Aids provided by so many Merchants, can't help but be very impressed with the first class resources SBI Arms it's Affiliates with (including videos).

I've never encountered a Merchant that does more to make it easy for Affiliates to earn a crust. Obviously this is not done as a favor to affiliates, but out of pure self-interest.

Who Cares! Give an affiliate the right tools for the job and you've doubled the chance of success.

I now dedicate most of my energy to promoting Affiliate Programs operated by bright, intelligent, winners who make it easier for me to succeed. Ken Envoy and his Team certainly fit that 'profile'.

In case you're wondering, no, I'm not paid by Ken nor will I receive a cent for this comment. I just get a big buzz whenever I encounter any online business that's both progressive and professional.

I just wish more Merchant's did half as much for their Affiliates as the SBI Team does.
Max
http://www.affiliatebrief.com
Sixto Collantes
Said this on September 6, 2008 At 11:25 pm
Well I am trying to be a good student and dedicated to 5pp affiliate, I am one of those kind people that read or scans article fast and when I find of substance I will print so than later I can read slowly and retain the concept and more to it. From my point of view it will be appreciated if these articles had a "friendly print block" the article only, so than I wont have to run a surprise than I have printed an article that is unreadable, because I have not made proper adjustments to PAGE SET UP and now I must do the printing over.

Thank you for reading and your consideration for change.
Sixto Collantes

[Thanks for the suggestion! Actually, we DO have such a feature - it's just not very easy to see. Get the article on the page and then scroll to the bottom of the left-hand column. You should see a "Print article" link. Allan.]
Steve Brinser
Said this on September 15, 2008 At 11:53 am
Hi Allan,
My wife purchased the SBI package in March, 2008 and has been hard at work ever since. Unlike some of the complainers who have posted above, she is motivated, persistent and follows directions. Her site: www.best-dog-treat-recipes.com just reached an Alexa of 793,394 and she is now starting to monetize. She had no prior experince with websites, etc. So to those reading this--does SBI work? And my compliments to you, Allan, for your diplomatic responses to the totally asinine comments of the detractors above. Some people get it, some never will.
John
Said this on September 25, 2008 At 06:01 pm
Allan,
Sorry if you published this somewhere else, but can you say what you promoted on that first ISP sponsored site? That is how I am looking to start because I can't afford to buy an SBI package right now. I have an idea about what to start with. With the limited tools I have available to me, I have done some research and it does not seem to be a high profitable niche, but it is something I am passionate about.

[Passion is an excellent place to start. I wrote a recipe book called "50 Fabulous Gluten-Free Recipes" and sold it from the site. I now give the recipes away. What can YOU do? You're pretty much limited only by your imagination. Allan.]

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