Affiliate Buzz #186 – How Dan Maynard Grew His Monthly Commissions From $500 to $4000 Per Month Within 7-Days By Swapping Out Merchants

In this edition of the Affiliate Buzz audio newsletter James Martell, successful publisher, speaker and author talks with Dan Maynard about how he successfully took his monthly income from $500 to $4000.

Getting focused on increasing your monthly income is one thing Dan Maynard has mastered. During this edition of the Affiliate Buzz he and James talk about the road to success as Dan worked persistently to improve his monthly revenue.

Dan shares his efforts in getting started with affiliate marketing using James' Handbook and the challenges he faced. One challenge he faced was working with a merchant that could convert the high volume of traffic being sent their way. You'll hear how he tackled this challenge and the steps he took to determine if it was time to move on with a new merchant or stick this one out.

To finish off this edition of the Buzz James and Dan discuss using as your merchant and the high conversion rate that many affiliates find. Many listeners question the ability to earn high revenue at Amazon. They share their thoughts on this question and how many products Dan sells a month to generate his income.

Listen to this edition of the Affiliate Buzz as James talks with Phil Watkins about:

  • Working with your merchants to improve conversion
  • Determining if it's time to switch merchants
  • Potential sales through

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  1. Heading into 2011 – Maybe A Little Bit of Motivation is all You Need says:

    [...] we recently had with James. You might also want to listen to a talk by another student of James, Dan Maynard, who is also starting to see the real benefit of using Amazon as a merchant. He went from $500 a [...]

  2. Tammy Morales says:

    James and Dan,

    Thank you for sharing. I have been linking more to Amazon and am starting to notice a difference.

    Congratulations Dan on your continued success!

  3. Kim says:

    James, Thanks for nice advice. I often read that "testing" is key. Trial and error is must for improving conversion or taking them to next level. While big companies may not help you with changing design/content of their own site, small merchant are always ready with some of top affiliate networks.

  4. blendahtom says:

    Hi James,

    I wonder if it is possible to find out what PopShops plan Dan used for the data feed he mentioned. Do you have any other info on data feed optimization?


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