Autopilot Affiliate Marketing

To autopilot affiliate marketing you first need to set up systems which sell affiliate products online. This blog, for example is such a system, but it’s not the only method of selling affiliate products. Affiliates use all kinds of methods and strategies to sell other people’s products online. Here’s just a few of them:

  • Blogging – Writing web based content
  • Video blogging – e.g. uploading videos to YouTube/TikTok for example.
  • Social media methods – both paid and unpaid social media marketing can be used.
  • PPC – pay per click advertising
  • Email marketing – collecting emails from a website/landing page and sending automated messages.
  • SEO – search engine optimisation – free traffic from the search engines
  • Link building – building back links to websites is part of SEO and means to gain more direct traffic

To “autopilot” these methods takes some initial setup but once certain strategies are organised, they can be scaled up to a larger audience simply by turning up the marketing budget. These strategies are the best ones to use if you want an affiliate business to pay out quickly. If you don’t have the budget to run paid advertising campaigns, there’s other ways which are typically slower to gain traction with. Blogging is an example.

Autopilot Affiliate Marketing – Blogging

Blogging is a notoriously slow method of getting people to your website in order to sell affiliate products. There’s many strategies which bloggers can use to get the most out of their content. But they still will need to work hard at creating the content in the first place. Once they create content, they typically will promote it using various methods such as:

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  • Sharing to social media sites
  • Link building
  • SEO optimisation – this can be done with certain plugins.
  • Promotion through email marketing
  • Paid advertising can also be used to get more eyes on organic content

Over time as a blog gains traction, you should find more and more visitors finding your content. This will depend on many factors such as your blog topic, the relative competition and the promotion methods you use, to name only a few. Over time if your content gets indexed on Google (and other search engines) you should find that your traffic increases exponentially. This may take weeks, months or even years depending on how competitive your topic is. With over 600 million blogs on the internet (and climbing), you should expect competition in most fields, whatever your topic.

The downside of blogging is that it takes a long time to generate traction with it. The benefit is that you can ultimately earn a passive income from content you’ve created previously.

Autopilot Affiliate Marketing – Paid Marketing

Paid marketing on the other hand is much faster method of building a lucrative affiliate business. One of the main benefits of using paid marketing is that you can run an advert and almost immediately see whether it works. Whereas with content creation you can spend a lot of time and see nothing! Not only that but you can also very quickly scale up a campaign which is working if you’re using paid marketing methods.

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The downside of paid marketing methods for affiliate marketing is obviously the cost. Paid marketing platforms can quickly take your money and give you nothing in return, except perhaps data! So you need to be careful because most of your advertising campaigns won’t work, at least not straight away. You’ll likely need to run several campaigns and test them out to see which performs the best. Only after a lot of research do many affiliates find a paid marketing strategy which is consistently profitable.

Because of this it’s also well worth using a high ticket affiliate program which pays recurring income. With such a program, your return on investment is going to be much higher than a standard affiliate program. Recurring income can benefit you a lot when it comes to using paid marketing so it’s worth at least promoting a recurring income affiliate program.

Autopilot Affiliate Marketing – Products & Strategies

Your choice of product is one of the most important decisions you can make as an affiliate marketer. With a good product, you can find it a much easier journey than if you choose to promote something which is harder to sell. Plus, the commissions you make from your product choice can vary wildly. Low value physical products may seem like a good bet, but they typically pay much less in commission than their digital counterparts.

Physical products pay from 1% to 20% commission but most of them pay around 5-10%. Digital products on the other hand pay much more. Typically they pay from 20-40% commission. By using high ticket affiliate marketing products and recurring income products you’ve giving yourself a much better chance at making it as an affiliate.

There’s many ways to promote affiliate products too and you need to choose a strategy which works well with you and your marketing budget. If you don’t have a marketing budget, expect it to take much longer to make earnings from an affiliate business. See also organic vs PPC marketing.


You can make an autopilot affiliate marketing business work if you put the effort in upfront. By choosing scalable methods this will happen much faster than if you choose organic methods which are not easily scalable.

Your product choice is important too. Ideally find products which are super valuable to their users. Subscription and high ticket products will pay out much larger commissions and therefore you need to sell less of them to be profitable.

Ultimately as an affiliate your job is to sell other people’s products and services online which can be done in many ways. If you don’t sell anything, you don’t earn anything and it can take a while of hard work to even generate your first sale online. If you’re ready to get started you can do that here.

Automated Affiliate Marketing

Automated affiliate marketing is the automation of the sale of products online. The automated sale of digital products over the internet is a fairly new concept for some. But still, it has been around for while. Affiliate marketing is the model of selling other people’s products over the internet. Automated affiliate marketing is the process of building a business around, and automating the sale of the products you decide to promote online.

Automated Affiliate Marketing – Let’s Get Started!

Affiliate marketing is all automated really. All of affiliate marketing can be set up to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. One of the major benefits of affiliate marketing is the ability to automate. Anyone can join an affiliate program and start to promote products and services on the internet. Start with a major affiliate marketing platform like Amazon, head to it’s affiliate program and grab an affiliate link to something you’d like to promote. Once you’ve got it, start sharing it on your social media profile, blogging around it and sharing it as much as you can.

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Will this make money? Probably not! You’ve got to put it in the right places. You need to create a buzz and put yourself between customer and product. You can’t just throw your affiliate link up and expect people to come running. Plus there’s plenty of places which don’t allow this. Google, for example, won’t like your website if it doesn’t offer any value. Unless someone happens by your affiliate link and is looking for exactly the product you are promoting, you’ll be unlikely to make any sales. So how do your automate an online business if this is the case?

Automated Affiliate Marketing – The Right Products

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Even if you happen to make a sale accidentally. Someone who, by chance, passes your affiliate link and likes what you’re offering. They click on your link and purchase the item. The chance of it happening again are pretty slim. I wrote an article review and managed to make one of my very first online sales. Sadly it was the only one I made from the article. To make automated affiliate marketing work, you need the right marketing strategies and the right products.

If you’re going to do affiliate marketing, you may as well make the most of your efforts. By choosing the right products you can make a lot more of your time and trouble. Of course it also depends on your marketing strategies too. But that aside, here’s my recommendation for a product ‘suite’. A product range can offer you, the affiliate, not only the ability to sell products over and over on autopilot, but to continue earning an income from previous sales. You can do this if you choose products which have:

  • Subscriptions – Like software products and memberships for example.
  • Up-sells – Product ranges offer higher value items to existing customers. If you referred the customer initially, you’ll make commissions for the lifetime of that customer. Any later purchase they make will be attributed to your referral.
  • High ticket items also allow you to use more marketing strategies than low ticker items. Small value items won’t even let you break even on some advertising platforms.
  • Multi-Tier Sales  – Allow you to earn commissions from the sales of your team.

Automated Affiliate Marketing – The Right Marketing

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Of course it’s possible to create automated affiliate marketing with a number of marketing strategies. This article, for example, may bring in a number of visitors to this website. Once done, it can work forever. As long as Google ranks it, or it gets enough shares, it will have done its job. But if you want your automated affiliate marketing business to be automated and scalable, you’ll need to focus on paid advertising strategies. Many paid advertising platforms are too expensive to use unless you are using the strategies mentioned above.

Why Paid Advertising?

Paid advertising is immediate. You can ‘turn on’ paid advertising like turning on a tap. Content marketing on the other hand takes much longer. Although you can still automate affiliate sales with content, it isn’t scalable and it takes time and effort to create content. If you want automated affiliate marketing, use paid advertising and high ticket programs which offer subscriptions, up-sells and multi-tier sales. 

Scaling up a profitable advertising campaign can’t be done with content. Content is created and focused around certain keywords. It might do well, or it might sink. With paid strategies you can test and measure adverts. Cut the ones which don’t work and scale the ones which do. It’s fast and scalable. Content isn’t. Checkout my ebook below for more on paid advertising strategies.

Automated Affiliate Marketing – Digital Products vs. Physical Products

So what does it take to build an income stream which is automated and which can grow exponentially? One of the major benefits of affiliate marketing is its ability to automate online sales. Any automated system is designed to run without any interference or human presence. Unlike a traditional business, which requires continual workforce presence, an online business uses systems, tools and strategies which are already geared for scale.

This is particularly true of digital products which can be sold anywhere where there is an internet connection. Physical products have more barriers for their ability to scale. Postage, manufacturing and storage costs all add up for physical products. As a result they pay out less to affiliates than digital products do. Digital products pay out up to 40% commissions to their affiliates. Compare this to 10% at most for many physical products (see chart below).

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