5 Best Affiliate Marketing Books.

 

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online, so reading a good book on this topic is a great way to get ahead of the game.

But to be honest, many books, even good ones, are going to be relatively out of date in a short time when it comes to affiliate marketing. Even the good ones are going to have this problem. 

That being said, there are five really good affiliate books that I recommend for beginners. 

1. AFFILIATE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: AN HOUR A DAY BY EVGENII PRUSSAKOV

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This is the most commonly recommended book that focuses directly on affiliate marketing. While  Evgenii Prussakov has written many books on the topic, Affiliate Program Management is the book that gets the best feedback.

One thing to keep in mind: this book is absolutely for affiliate beginners (that is why I really recommend it). If you have started your own affiliate business or built multiple websites already, there isn’t going to be much information here that’s new. This is one of those books on affiliate marketing that very specifically focuses on beginners and getting started.

While beginner-focused with a particular emphasis on how to get started, this book focuses a lot on concepts along with early steps which makes it last against the test of time much better than other books related to affiliate marketing.

There are many tips, links, and resources given to help out beginners. While it’s a nice effort to go a step extra to be helpful, keep in mind this is where traditional books struggle to stay relevant because many of those resources are no longer live. 

The focus on affiliate concepts, common practices, and practical guide to starting an online business focused on affiliate marketing allows it to still be relevant and useful. 

 

2. PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS BY ROBERT GLAZER

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Robert Glazer’s “Performance Partnerships” is a book every affiliate marketer should read. This isn’t about setting up an affiliate marketing website. It also doesn’t look at starting a business. It takes a step back to do more of a deep dive into affiliate marketing.

This gives a high-level understanding of how affiliate marketing works, and why even with affiliate sites you need to look at growing relationships with the visitors to your site.

This book isn’t trying to replace online courses. This is a different point of view on understanding affiliate marketing and it is a great book that will help you not lose sight of the big picture.

Great book that holds up. This book is about how to understand the markets better. When you do that, you will see more success with all your affiliate business.

 

3. AFFILIATE MARKETING: LAUNCH A SIX FIGURE BUSINESS WITH CLICKBANK PRODUCTS, AFFILIATE LINKS, AMAZON AFFILIATE PROGRAM, AND INTERNET MARKETING BY NOAH GARY & MICHAEL FOX

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This book is a guide to affiliate marketing that focuses mainly on Clickbank.

Clickbank is one of the largest affiliate options out there and specializes in selling e-books and other online courses or products. Among many affiliate marketers, Clickbank is a favorite affiliate platform. This is because many of the products offer high commissions.

Some of the largest programs also hire professional copywriters, meaning their sales pages convert. When you can offer a product you know sells very well and you get a 50%, 60%, or even 80% cut you’re feeling pretty good about your affiliate marketing earnings. Much better, of course, than 4.5% average from Amazon.

There are two things that really stand out about this book. The first one is that it is in-depth. This is a book to affiliate marketing for Clickbank that goes from scratch. There are about 300 pages of good material in this book dealing in every part  how to make money with Clickbank.   

The second one is that this is a book that gets updated. That really is the only way that an affiliate book can stay relevant over the years. 

 

4. PURPLE COW: TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS BY BEING REMARKABLE BY SETH GODIN

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Purple Cow by Seth Godin is a book that is absolutely amazing in the marketing world. This is a book that has earned that level of popularity.

Seth Godin is an absolute guru in marketing and Purple Cow uses a great little story to bring home in simple terms how marketing really works.

The title refer to a story told in the book.  Basically asks “If you were driving through the countryside seeing hill after hills, fields full of cows, and then saw a cow that was purple – wouldn’t you stop to see what was going on?”

This book talks about sticking out, how to get attention. There might be basics  about the best ways to get attention for your websites, but doesn’t stick out trump them all? This is a excellent book with easy-to-read content.

Useful, thought-provoking, and unique, this is one of the most powerful marketing books in this field.

 

5. CRUSHING IT! BY GARY VAYNERCHUK

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Gary Vaynerchuk aka “Gary Vee”  is one of the biggest authors in marketing. Gary Vaynerchuk is bold, brash, and one of the most popular business inspiration models right now. Gary is a kind of inspiration/self-help business guru.

Vaynerchuk is an unusual blend of energy, highly motivational speaker, and detailed strategist. The lessons he teaches can be used for any affiliate marketer, or just about any business.

This is great content and you honestly can’t go wrong with any of his books but Crushing It! in particular, focuses on basics and big picture strategies to stay relevant. 

This book has to be in your library! If it’s not, put it at the top of the list for must-buy books this year.

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