Internet Marketing, News Feature, Personal

Have You Read My Paper’s Report On Affiliate Marketing ?

July 17, 2007

my paper <<我报>> is Singapore’s first free chinese newspaper designed for bilingual, young adults and MY PAPER aims to present the latest issues in town and around the World. One of their reporters, Yiting, noticed a trend and so, today’s issue, 170707, covers on AFFILIATE MARKETING! This issue covering on Affiliate Marketing, is really special and important to both me and Calvin because we are featured and are sharing our story on Affiliate Marketing with the rest of Singapore.

Click To View The Article!

MyPaper Affiliate Marketing Issue

Yep! That’s us!!! Haha.. I got up at like 6.45am in order to be able to catch the lady who gives out the newspaper at the train station near my home. And I had to plead with her to give me extra copies so that I can share with my friends and family! 😀 It was certainly amusing when she realised that I was the girl in the cover.

In the article (which I’ll summarise for non-chinese language speaking/reading people), Calvin and I talk about affiliate marketing, the potential it holds in creating a huge passive income for us and becoming a full-time job and passion for the both of us. Moreover, in it, we also mention how affiliate marketing though simple, but has a lot of intricate details that you need to know. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme, rather it requires a lot of patience, effort and time.

But the basic steps are:

First, you have to figure out what is your niche. You need to know which target market and industry you are promoting to and find products and services related to them.

Second, you need to find an affiliate program which you can promote. This can be done through searching on Google (affiliate programs+ your niche), ClickBank or CommissionJunction.

Third, you need to sign up and register as an affiliate and look at the promotional materials that they provide you.

Fourth, then promote it on your site or blog through the use of promotional materials or sending your friends and subscribers’ list a promotional email, doing a review on the product and promoting it etc.

Well, it may sound easy in 4 steps, but there are many other things that you need to take note of when doing Affiliate Marketing and basically, you can click HERE to find out more!

Affiliate Marketing is a subset of Internet Marketing, if you are wondering what’s the difference and really, it’s a great way and avenue for one to earn passive income but remember, not all programs are online scams and affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme that you can try out.

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  • Reply JY Chia July 17, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    Hi Patricia

    Popping by to Congratulate! you
    and Calvin on getting published =)

    Great to know that you guys
    are having a decent monthly

    By the way, I just realised that
    we did not exchanged links =)

    Let me know what you think.

    All the best!
    JY Chia

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- July 17, 2007 at 7:16 PM

    Hi JY!

    Thanks for your well wish! 🙂 Calvin and I are certainly happy that our ‘voice’ got heard through a prominent newspaper like MyPaper. Well, I’m sure you know the potential of affiliate marketing in helping all of us achieve financial freedom! 😀

    The link exchange offer is certainly nice of you and well, yep, it’d be good for both our blog readers to be able to get information from our blogs! 🙂

    Well, hear from you again!

    Thanks for dropping by!


  • Reply thinkblue July 18, 2007 at 10:32 PM

    Hey pat… Congrats!!! I got a shock when i saw the newspaper article coz didn’t even hear you mentioning this. How cool~ Once again, congrats!!! *clap clap*


  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- July 18, 2007 at 11:55 PM

    Haha thanks thinkblue!!! 😀 You saw it on the newspaper in the morning? Haha.. Xiong Jie also.. lol! Anyway, it’s a really great opportunity offered to both me and Calvin and I’m super glad that my friends are sharing the joy with me. 🙂
    Thanks a lot gal!

  • Reply Julianto Cahyadi July 20, 2007 at 10:10 AM

    Hi Patricia,

    Wow! Congratulations for you, Patricia and Calvin!
    I am very proud of both of you! Keep up the very good works 🙂

    Oh ya, thank you for dropping by to my blog too:)
    Yes, I agree with you. Anyone who is determined enough will be able to succeed.

    I wish you and Calvin the very best for the coming Kanggie! 🙂


    Julianto Cahyadi

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- July 20, 2007 at 9:02 PM

    Hi Julianto!

    Thanks for your well wishes and also compliment! 🙂 And rest assured that we will both be working really hard towards our goals! Well, what your mind can conceive, you can achieve! 😀

    Your blog is one that I enjoy reading. So keep blogging ya!

    Anyway, speaking of Kanggie, do remember to join us as a JV partner ya!

  • Reply Shams July 24, 2007 at 7:09 AM

    Affiliate marketing is not a common passive earning source for everyone. You are right. It needs a lot of work and if you can build your own community, then sure you will manage good earning every month.

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- July 24, 2007 at 12:37 PM

    Hi Shams,

    Indeed, affiliate marketing is not a common passive earning source for everyone that is because many people are not aware of this form of making money or do not know how to start affiliate marketing on their own.

    Affiliate marketing that brings in good earnings, requires a lot of work. From setting up your sales page, building up your subscribers’ list and maintaining relationship with your subscribers etc.

    But basically, once you have got the hang of it and doing it right, you can expect to make profits from it. 🙂

  • Reply Julianto Cahyadi July 26, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for your compliment! 🙂 I will keep blogging, definitely.

    Yes, I have also signed up for Kanggie, the very first moment I received the invitation! 🙂

    Patricia, I have recently been tagged to participate in the so called “meme: eight things about me.”

    Well, I have tagged you and Calvin 🙂
    You may want to check it out for further details here:

    See whether you want to participate or not. I hope you would, though… 🙂

    Thanks Patricia.



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