Hello and welcome to Top5Programs.com. My name is David Hurley. I started this blog with one aim in mind: to help you make money online by following my steps. Stick with me and I’ll show you my top 5 affiliate programs and how I earn from them.
These are all 5 Star Programs that are tried and tested and have proved to offer great value both in the services they provide as profitable programs to promote as an affiliate.
Once you know what my top 5 affiliate programs are and how I work with them, you will be able to follow my steps and start making money from them too.
The Rule of “5”
After a decade of affiliate marketing I have found “the rule of 5” to be very useful. It gives me the ideal balance between the two virtues of “focus” and “diversity”.
One of the biggest blocks to succeeding in affiliate marketing is that we can end up joining and promoting too many programs. The more programs you promote, the more you are dividing your attention. If you try to promote too many programs you will spread your resources of time and money too thinly. As a result, you will struggle to make the breakthrough you are seeking.
So it makes sense to keep your focus narrow.
On the other hand, have seen too many “big” programs crash and burn over the last few years. There is no guarantee that the program you are working with today will still be there tomorrow. If you put everything into a single program, your income could be wiped out if the program suddenly shuts down.
So it makes sense to diversify.
And for me, I have found the ideal balance between focus and diversity to be five programs. That is why I put most of my effort into promoting my top 5 affiliate programs.
So What Are My Top 5 Affiliate Programs?
- SFI – Build an online income with the Internet’s #1 free-to-join affiliate business.
- Wealthy Affiliate – This is my “blog platform” and business blog training service.
- Trafficwave – This is how I convert my leads into subscribers and customers.
- LeadsLeap – My #1 site for advertising and tracking my online business.
- LeasedAdSpace – Yup, this is now my #2 site for promoting my business.
Why Did I Choose These “Top 5” Affiliate Programs?
It all begins with SFI…
SFI has been the Internet’s top free-to-join online business for over 16 years now. It is also one of the most innovative, with constant new developments and improvements. There’s so much good stuff going on that sales, success, and commissions just flow naturally.
SFI’s e-commerce store, TripleClicks.com is one of the fastest growing and most popular e-commerce, auction and gaming sites online. Starting from your very first day as an SFI affiliate, you can share in the profits of EVERY sale at TripleClicks.
Tripleclicks also features 24-hour “Pricebender auctions” and “Astro auctions,” plus a variety of great online games. There’s something for everyone. And that makes building an online business with SFI both fun and profitable.
This is where I host my WordPress blogs and get excellent Internet Marketing training.
For newbies and advanced marketers alike, the focus is on teaching you how to create a successful, long term online business.
Your membership includes high quality secure and reliable WordPress web-hosting through their Site-Rubix hosting platform. (That is where Top5Programs.com is hosted.)
Wealthy Affiliate is a service you can promote with pride and confidence. It is also a lucrative source of residual income.
Trafficwave is what I use to brand myself and promote my business. It is a professional autoresponder service designed to get you conversions like you have never seen.
First, Trafficwave helps you get leads. Then it helps you get those leads to know, like and trust you through its automated email follow-up and list broadcasting services.
Plus, you can build an additional stream of online income simply by showing other marketers the value of Trafficwave. Click Here to see the affiliate program.
Unlike other autoresponder services, with Trafficwave you can build as many lists as you like, and grow each list as big as you like, all for a fixed monthly subscription of just $17.95.
But I don’t want you to subscribe until you have tested the system FREE on me. CLICK HERE for a 30 day free trial. 🙂
LeadsLeap has a lot to offer Internet marketers. It is my #1 online advertising resource. LeadsLeap enables you to have your ads seen on members’ blogs and websites as well as throughout the extensive LeadsLeap network.
You can earn a share of the daily profits by clicking on members’ ads. And you can earn a share of the weekly profits by placing an ad widget on your own website.
But that’s not all. LeadsLeap gives you one of the best link trackers available online, and a bunch of other tools, such as their pop-up creator and OTO list builder.
Members can also post reviews of programs and websites on LeadsLeap’s Social Review service, with their affiliate links embedded. Read my Review of LeadsLeap’s Social Review Service elsewhere on my blog..
Free members earn 25% residual commissions, while upgraded members earn 50% residual commissions.
Click Here to go to LeadsLeap.com.
Leased Ad Space
I joined Leased Ad Space in September 2016 and have seen how program owner Richard Weber responded to the Paypal shakeout that happened over the following 12 months. At the time, Leased Ad Space was set up as an advertising platform with a matrix-style affiliate program that Paypal objected to. For a while LAS did not work with Paypal, but Richard did what was necessary to bring Paypal back to the program.
Leased Ad Space offers a lot of advertising exposure for the money you pay. You can work your way up, purchasing bigger packages until you reach Red Diamond level. At that point you get a ton of ad credits every single month for no additional payment.
Along with LeadsLeap, LAS is one of the most innovative and effective advertising platforms on the Internet today.
Click Here to check out LeasedAdSpace.
Click Here to read my review of Leased Ad Space, written back in 2016. Keep in mind that LAS has gone through a major upgrade since the review was written. (Also, I no longer work with TestedAndProven.com)
Putting It All Together
My Top5Programs all work seamlessly together to create a dynamic online business with a single focus and multiple income streams.
My primary product is SFI – everything else I do supports my SFI business.
Wealthy Affiliate gives my my blogging platform – Top5Programs.com – and provides me with excellent online business blogging training.
Trafficwave pulls my blog and squeeze page visitors onto my mailing list. Once on my list, Trafficwave automatically contacts my leads with a series of compelling email newsletters. Those newsletters work to build trust and convert my subscribers into affiliates in one or more of my Top 5 Programs.
I use AdKreator to create unique squeeze pages and banner ads for my promotions.
Meanwhile, LeadsLeap is where I post ads to generate targeted traffic to the programs I promote. It’s also where I track all my hits to see which ads and links are delivering and which are not.
If you have any questions about how any of this works, feel free to contact me any time via the contact form elsewhere on this blog.