Man Loses Job...Then Tries Affiliate Marketing...

Carl lost his job.

In desperation, he then did a Google search for "how to make money online".

That changed everything.

Fast forward a few years and now he makes a full time living online, has a portfolio of 9 websites, a popular YouTube channel, and crushes it as an affiliate marketer.

The guy’s name is Carl Broadbent, and he’s the latest guest on the Niche Pursuits podcast.

Listen to Carl's entire story and the strategies he's currently finding success with right here.

Carl also shares how entering a competition at Income School changed his life and the pearls of wisdom he received from the experts who came to his home to coach him one-to-one.

Here's a few other things covered in today's interview:

  • Keyword research and how he does it
  • Small sites vs. large sites
  • How he scaled his business and built up his writing team
  • His somewhat strong opinions on information sites vs. affiliate sites
  • Strategy for selling his websites
  • How much he wanted to earn before quitting his latest job
  • The latest project he has for a new website on an aged domain name (spoiler alert: 200 articles published in a month)
  • The affiliate marketing conference for 2022 that he has organized (who’s going, and why he organized it.)

Finally, Carl also shares what the most important piece of advice he has for people just starting out.

Read, Listen to, or Watch the Entire Interview with Carl Right Here

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  2. Your readers click on the ads
  3. And you earn money.

Sounds great, right?

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