Today, I am interviewing the most popular personality of Affiliate Marketing industry – Zac Johnson. He is the man who made $860,538.38 PROFIT in 4 Months from affiliate marketing.
Isn’t it a miracle?
In this interview, I have tried to know the insights of its huge success with the Affiliate Marketing and Blogging.
I have also tried to touch some untouched aspects of his life.
Let’s know about the Zac.
Zac Johnson of ZacJohnson.com. I started making money online in the mid-90s and never looked back since. This was mainly done through content sites and affiliate marketing. I started my blog at ZacJohnson.com in 2007 to share my story and help others make money online. I also launched Blogging.org last year to walk people through the complete process of starting a blog or website online in just a few short minutes.
I’ve always had the mentality and passion for business and being an entrepreneur. Even before the internet, I was always thinking about new and creative ways to make money, such as selling cans of soda at school during lunch or drawing pictures and selling them to friends and family. Fortunately, the internet started to gain traction while I was in high school and I was able to start a full-time business out of it.
I started ZacJohnson.com because I wanted to go beyond “just being an affiliate”. With my own blog and brand, I then became the business and established myself as an expert in the world of the online market. The blog has also helped thousands of visitors generate millions of dollars through my training courses, case studies and blog material.
I get to work from the comfort from my own home and usually work in between the hours of 9am-6pm. The time is usually spent connecting with others through email, working on the content creation and promotion, doing podcast interviews and checking stats from any active ad campaigns. While each day might seem similar, you never know what each might have to offer.
Blogging has completely changed my life and business. Here’s a list of many of the top ways. Starting a blog and becoming a brand was one of the best decisions I made.
I’ve been speaking at conferences since 2001 and Affiliate Summit for over 10 years now (nearly all events). They are a great way to make new connections and build new business relationships that can’t be done by phone or email. I recommend everyone attend at least one conference or marketing event per year.
Guest blogging is a great way to get your name out there. It’s also great for building backlinks. Just make sure you are doing it the right way and providing value. Here are some of my best guest blogging tips.
I literally know and am friends with thousands of people in the online marketing space. Many of them are great, but there are too many to follow on a regular basis. Instead, I recommend you take a look at everyone I’ve interviewed on my podcast, Rise of the Entrepreneur, as they were all hand selected and approved by me.
It’s easy to start a website, a blog or an ad campaign. It’s not easy to make money. Way too many people think this is easy, don’t put enough effort in and also give up too early. Here’s a quick start guide on how to make money with a blog. Follow it and you will find success.
I try to publish content whenever I feel it’s relevant. The last thing you want to do is publish content, just to publish something. I’ve written over 4,000 articles across my own sites and others, so I’ve covered a lot. The good news is the industry and world of business are always changing, so there is always something to write about. Nothing special about the format and techniques, just write content that people will find value in.
1 – Choose a tight niche target audience 2 – Find out what they are looking for 3 – Do it better than the competition 4 – Focus on your content, backlinks and SEO 5 – Launch a product to maximize your profits
This goes back to what I said in the beginning… it’s not easy. Once people start to realize this is real work, then they will put the time and effort in to create something amazing and surpass everyone who treats it like a game. There are endless opportunities.
Social (Facebook Ads) is easy to get started with. The demographic and retargeting options are amazing. I recommend listening to my interviews with Jon Loomer and Rick Mulready to learn more about getting the most out of Facebook and social advertising campaigns.
I keep things pretty simple. Tools like Long Tail Pro, Leadpages, Aweber, SEMRush, and WordPress are all I need to come effectively up with new content, target audiences, keywords and scoping out the competition.
Just like any industry with lots of money and success, people are going to scam and try to make money without doing anyway. I’ve come across a wide range and seen it all. Affiliates need to be careful of which ad networks they work with, as some will shave leads and not pay for leads that they are actually getting paid on. I’ve seen a lot of networks go out of business and rip off their affiliates for millions of dollars. Only work with the people you know and trust.
Zac is a great personality. He would always be my inspiration. You can also take inspiration from his work, dedication and determination. He is the live example of a person who followed his dreams and achieved tremendous success.
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