Affiliate marketing can be one of the most profitable ways to earn a living online without slaving your hours in a 9-to-5.
I’ve been a full-time marketer for more than ten years now, and I’ve seen how the world of affiliate has evolved from being considered close to a scam (and many times they were), by the general public to become one of the most popular niches in online marketing.
Affiliate marketing also just got a lot harder.
If you want to be successful in affiliate marketing this year you need uplevel your game and make it exceptional. To do so, you need to get back to the basics, and reading the ‘classics’ will help you get a leap on your competitors.
Read on to discover what are the best affiliate marketing books.
DotCom Secrets it’s considered by many like the bible of online marketing and for a reason.
It lays out all of the basics on how to set up a successful funnel, which is ultimately what will make or break your capacity of acquiring and retaining more customers.
If you’re serious about your online business and affiliate marketing, you can’t skip reading it.
Scientific Advertising it’s one of the most popular books on copywriting and one of my favorite.
It is concise, so you really have no excuses for not reading. It lays out all the advertising and persuasion principles learned from a career spent in the industry by the author.
Imagine how many mistakes and time you can save by learning from one of the most estimated a multi-million campaign creators in the business.
Breakthrough Advertising has such a high reputation among copywriters and marketers that there are people spending hundreds of dollars on getting their hands on one of the original print copy of this book.
In this book, you’ll find all the basic principles of writing exceptional ads and crafting a compelling offer for your competitors.
Once you read it, you’ll discover how likely it is that the most successful people in your industry have already been applying the learnings from this book.
But don’t worry, you’ll not have to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hands on this book. You can easily find a reprint on the web.
The online marketing world is now so competitive these days that who is willing to give more, is also the one who will reap more benefits in the long-run.
In this book, you’ll read the teaching form wildly successful entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, who has taken the social media world by storm with his wise talks.
His teaching will guide in the right direction for building and growing your affiliate business.
The secret? Not focusing on money and taking, but on giving first. This is what will bring you forward and give you a long-lasting advantage over others.
‘Launch’ is one of the classics of online marketing. Jeff Walker created the baseline of the launch formula that it’s now followed by some of the most successful marketers in the world.
If you’re not familiar with it yet, you need to get this book today. It’s also a quick and easy read.
You will surely get some valuable insights from reading this book.
Robert Glazer has been in the affiliate marketing industry for years now and knows particularly well all the insides out.
In this comprehensive and bright view on the affiliate marketing industry, Glazer gives his perspective on where we’re heading and what’s not working right now for an affiliate. A must read affiliate marketing book for both beginners and advanced.
Affiliate marketing it’s hard, but it can reap lots of benefits, first of all, the chance of living and working from anywhere in the world and when you want.
As I’m writing this article, I’m sitting in a chill bar in Lisbon, Portugal, with my girlfriend just a few minutes away. That’s the kind of life I wanted, and that’s why this book is the favorite of my favorite among the other affiliate marketing books I’ve put on this list.
Author Tim Ferriss will show you the right mindset and the process of how to create a real business without slaving your time away.
However, don’t get fooled by the title. You’ll still need to pour lots of work to make affiliate marketing work for you, and the difference is that it’s going to be ‘smart’ work not necessarily hard.
Another fantastic copywriting book, one of the most popular and my personal favorite.
The author goes through all the tips and tricks he learned over an entire career in advertising.
Insightful letters, written by one of the most famous and controversial copywriters to his son.
Gary Halbert shares everything he learned in his successful career in this book, credited and quoted by some of the most successful entrepreneurs in every industry.
A life spent on advertising. Few other people, possibly no one can be credited as being more successful than David Ogilvy in the advertising industry.
Read more about his secrets to entice people to buy in his book, where he summarizes a career worth of insights from some of the most successful marketing campaigns ever.
One of the most comprehensive copywriting books in the market that will help you craft more persuasive messages that will make you more profits on your campaigns.
That’s my favorite business book ever. MJ DeMarco shows you all the basics that allowed him to retire young in life by focusing on the right thing in business.
Most importantly, by not being selfish. Lots of people get in business people of their “love” or because they want to leave their 9 to 5 jobs and Nazi-like boss behind.
These are your motives, but they will not bring you forward because, guess what, no-one cares.
People care about themselves, that’s why if you want to reach your goals, you need to care about your customers’ needs first.
In this book, you’ll find this one and other interesting insights from one of the brightest minds in the business.
Have you ever noticed that all of the organizations which have been able to create a large following and a consistent brand share some common characteristics and strategies?
In this book, Russell Brunson shares some of the “secrets” behind world leading brands that came out of nowhere, and how you can exploit them at your advantage to win more customers and affiliate commissions.