In this post, you are going to discover step by step exactly how to make your first $1000 per month online starting from scratch.
So if you’ve been looking for a proven formula to make an extra income from the comfort of your home then pay full attention to what I am about to share with you right now.
I know as humans we are easily distracted but I urge you to just block out a few minutes to read this post.
And more importantly, I also urge you to take action on what you learn because it has the potential to change your life.
Well, there are two main reasons why this post is about making $1000 per month as opposed to another figure.
The first reason is because when I first made the decision to become a full-time internet marketer, my main objective was to make $1000 per month.
This was back in 2008 – 2009. At the time, making $1k a month would be enough to put a dent in my bills and cover my monthly expenses.
I had recently graduated from university with a BSc in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and I was job hunting. But as luck would have it, my first two job interviews didn’t go as planned.
I say “Luck” because if I had landed a job from one of those interviews, I probably would have still been in the corporate world working a 9-5.
And you would have never gotten the chance to have the blueprint that you are about to discover.
It’s funny how the world works right?
And the second reason why this post is about making $1k per month is because I personally feel that when you touch the 4 figures a month mark, it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Then it’s just a matter of replicating a few processes to grow your income to the next level.
Anyhow, without getting into too much chit chat, let’s get into the details of how you can make your first $1,000 per month online.
There are many ways to make money online.
But if you’ve been on my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I absolutely love affiliate marketing.
So it will come as no surprise that the method that I’ll be focusing on in this post is Affiliate Marketing.
If you are just visiting for the first time, here’s what affiliate marketing is:
In simple terms, it is referral marketing.
You’ll tell someone about a product that you love and give then your unique affiliate link that you’ll get from the affiliate program for the specific product so that they can purchase the product. Once they do so, you’ll get a commission.
The beauty of affiliate marketing is that it is a great business model for newbie entrepreneurs.
Basically all you have to do is to align a person who has a problem – with a product or service that offers the solution.
Now that you know the method that we’ll focus on, let’s get into the practical steps.
If you’ve never made a penny online before it can be very intimidating to look at a goal of $1,o00 per month.
Have you ever heard the saying: you have to crawl before you walk?
It simply means that you have to learn the basics first, you have to start a bit at a time, and you can’t get ahead of yourself.
This is especially true when it comes to generating a consistent income online. So instead of looking at a gigantic goal of making $1,000, let’s break it down into smaller chunks.
Let’s Look At The Numbers
One Month = ~ 30 Days
Monthly Goal = $1,000 in 30 days.
So $1000/30 = $33.33 Which is roughly $34
The question now is, how do you generate $34 per day consistently to hit your monthly goal?
You see, it is one thing to make a sale every now and then, here and there but it is a totally different story to generate sales on a consistent basis.
And the truth is, the only way you are going to change/transform your life is when you have a steady and predictable stream of income coming in every single month.
So how do you do that?
Well, there are two main ingredients necessary to become successful online with affiliate marketing.
Which brings us to the next step.
It is very important that you choose the right products to promote if you want o make money for the long-term.
Which means you need to promote high-quality products that meet the need of your audience to a certain degree. That is, the product should take them closer to their desired end result.
At the same time, you also don’t want to promote a product that barely pays any commissions. The reality is, you are running a business and you need to make a profit.
With a product that pays $100 commission, you’ll only need 10 sales while you’ll need 30 sales of a $34 product to hit your goal.
It’s easy for most people to find a good offer to promote.
But getting targeted traffic is where a LOT of persons struggle.
Without traffic, you are pretty much doomed to fail because no one will be seeing the offers that you are promoting. And as you can imagine, if no one sees your offer then no one is buying which means ZERO income!
To be frank, there are many ways to drive traffic but one of the easiest and fastest ways to generate targeted traffic – especially for free is from Youtube.
Youtube is the second largest search engine and they are also owned by the first largest – GOOGLE.
You can rank your videos both on the Youtube platform and Google to get highly targeted eyeballs, aka people who are interested in what you have to offer.
Okay – let me just clear the air before we move on.
I can feel your blinders activating so let me just say this right now:
You Don’t Have To Be On Camera To Be Successful With Affiliate Marketing With Youtube.
Yes, Youtube is a video platform but being on camera is not the only way to create high-converting videos that turn viewers into sales. In fact, I am in a ton of different niches, and it would be impossible for me to be on camera and be an “expert” in all these niches.
So if you are shy like me and the thought of being on camera scares you, don’t worry because you are about to discover how to create videos that convert viewers into sales without ever being on camera or using your own voice.
Normally I would recommend that you create an affiliate sales funnel to capture your viewer’s info so that you can serve them and market to them over and over.
However, this guide is to get your feet off the ground and make your first $1000 per month without having too many expenses that will eat up your budget. As a result, all you’ll be doing is creating videos and then direct linking to the product you are promoting.
At this stage, you do not need to create a website. And if you are really on a tight budget, you don’t even have to get a domain name either. You can use a free URL Cloaker such as bit.ly to hide your affiliate links.
Once you start generating commissions, then you’ll be able to reinvest and pay for the tools and resources that you need.
So here’s a diagrammatic representation of what you’ll be doing:
Let me explain what the diagram is saying.
Getting a ton of views on Youtube is more than simply uploading a video and “hoping” for the best. You have to be strategic in what you are doing in order to stand out from the crowd and maximize your results.
The easiest way to do that is to create a BRANDED Youtube channel in a certain niche.
The benefits of a branded Youtube Channel includes:
Your objective is to build an authoritative channel in your niche covering different topics and giving a ton of value to your audience.
When you have a channel that has a lot of authority, over time it will become much easier to rank your videos. Therefore it is essential to create a ‘Branded Channel’ that stands out.
Take A Look At The Two YouTube Channel Examples Below For Clarification:
As you can see, just by looking at both channels, the one on the left stands out and grabs your attention.
And that’s exactly what you want to accomplish! You can read this post and it will provide more info on how to create a branded channel that stands out.
After you have created your branded Youtube channel, the next step is obviously to start creating content.
But what should you create content about?
Well, this is were Youtube Keyword research comes into play. Before you create your first video, you need to know EXACTLY what your potential audience is searching for.
These are the terms that they will search for on YouTube – the EXACT terms that you’ll want to rank your youtube videos for. You can’t simply upload a video with a random keyword and “hope” that the right persons will find your video.
That would be a recipe for disaster.
You need to be deliberate with the keywords you want to rank for so that the persons you are targeting will find your videos. These are the persons who are more likely to get into your affiliate sales funnel and convert to a sale.
You have to remember that at the end of the day, you are running a business. So it is more than just getting ‘views’, you have to get the right views!
Let’s say you are in the weight loss niche. Then the first thing you need to do is to figure out what someone who wants to lose weight would search for.
But’s here’s the thing, not everyone that wants to lose weight is willing and able to pay for a product to solve their problem. This means you have to target persons that are later on in the buying cycle.
Now tell, me, which of the above two keywords are more likely to be searched by someone looking to buy a product?
If you say keyword #2 you are correct. While keyword #1 can indeed turn into a sale, it is safe to say that keyword #2 is the winner here. It is specific in the sense that we know exactly what the person is looking for.
They likely want to purchase a diet pill but just need a bit of guidance on which product to buy.
Okay, so at this point we have a few things going:
And now we get to the part that scares a lot of persons: creating videos that actually convert into sales!
Most people are scared to start a Youtube channel because they think that they have to be talented and charismatic on camera.
But what if I told you that you don’t even need to be on camera?
Would you believe me?
If you have the personality and you love to be on camera then that is amazing.
But if you don’t, that doesn’t stop you from creating high-converting videos that provide value to your audience and also recommend products that they’ll gladly buy.
The most important factor when creating your videos is to ensure that they provide value.
That simply means that they must provide a solution or answer the question that is on your viewers’ minds.
For this step, I personally use a software known as Vidnami.
It is a web-based video creation tool that you can use to create amazingly high-quality videos to promote your affiliate product.
The beauty of using Vidnami is that you don’t have to be on camera (if you don’t want to) and you don’t even have to use your own voice.
If you are just starting out with Youtube, chances are no one knows about your channel. This simply means that if you just upload your videos and do nothing else – well your chances of success will be very slim.
You see, unlike larger channels that naturally gets a lot of views, you’ll have to spend some extra time to promote your videos so that you can get more views which will eventually lead to more sales.
The above are just a handful of things you can do to get the word out about your videos. That should keep you busy for now as you don’t want to spread yourself too thin.
The more things you have to do, the less you’ll actually get done. So just focus on a handful of tasks every day.
Which brings me to the final step of this system on how to make $1000 per month online starting from scratch.
Every now and then you may create a video that blows up and get a ton of views and generate a ton of sales.
However, that’s not the norm!
You must understand that if you want to make $1000 per month starting from scratch, it is going to take some amount of work and dedication.
The reality is, you never know which one of your videos is going to blow up. But the more videos you create, the more your chances of blowing up increases.
My recommendation is that you aim for at least 3-5 videos per week.
After a couple of weeks, you’ll have several videos getting views and sending traffic to your affiliate offers. And if you follow a proven script and you promote the right products, then you should also be generating some sales.
Then it is just a matter of momentum before you’re hitting $1000 a month and beyond.
I’ll be the first to tell you that there are many ways to make money online. However, affiliate marketing and especially with Youtube is one of the easiest method you can get started with.
I just showed you step by step how to start making at least $1K per month starting from scratch. It’s not that hard but you have to take action daily to reap the results.
The truth is, you are going to make mistakes. But the smart thing to do is to learn from them, re-adjust and start again. Once you have a system working for you, then you can focus on growth and automation.
So I hope you enjoyed this guide and I’m sure that if you follow it, you’ll start to see success sooner than later.
Enjoy and if you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.