If you are a newbie on the scene to affiliate marketing, you might find it all a bit overwhelming. There are thousands upon thousands of products that you can promote and sell. Information overload by reading up on everything you see regarding being an affiliate or watching endless webinars. Infinite spammy emails promising to be the next big hit. Yet, you are still struggling.
I am hoping to help clear out some of the clutter so that you can focus on bringing your business together. To show you how to focus on one or two things from the beginning so that you have direction and can stick to that until you are more comfortable in promoting your chosen niche
Read all the way to the end as I will be offering you an amazing deal to help you with EVERYTHING you need to succeed in Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing From Scratch
Starting a business of any kind should always begin with something you are passionate about or at least have some knowledge in that niche. There are a few websites that I would recommend for you to research to help you choose your niche. Have a look at these websites and find something that suits your purpose
Clickbank.com. or jvzoo.com or SharASale.com There are millions of niches, products and even big name stores that you can choose to promote. Choosing ECommerce is another great way to go and can generate a nice income over time. I will be exploring this with you at another time
Please be aware that none of these are get rich over-night schemes. They DO NOT exist! It takes a lot of work, time, patience and determination to make an online business grow. The goal is to get up and running with 1 idea or niche to start with and once you are more comfortable with affiliate marketing and generating money you can add more
Biggest Affiliate Marketing Mistakes
Truth is, I have made A LOT of mistakes…but I learned from them! I am still learning from them every day. I hope that I can save you time and money by sharing some tips and tools to help prevent you from making those mistakes. As always I would love to hear any input or ideas you may have so we can travel the journey together.
Here are a few major mistakes I have made and am still working on myself…
- Buying everything that came my way….when you buy or join any system, program, software or tools there is another affiliate or even the creator that captures your email and consequently sends even more ‘opportunities’ to your inbox. I bought a lot of them thinking I needed it to get to the next level. STOP! Don’t spend too much of your money on this as you don’t really need them. If you come across a program or system that makes sense or resonates with you, then it’s your choice to follow through with it. Always do your research to know if it’s genuine
- Not Capturing Email Addresses From My Website I would say this is the 2nd biggest mistake I made. I left a lot of money on the table by not following up with my visitors and connecting with them or offering any kind of support. While you don’t need to offer support for someone else’s products etc., you can offer support as a fellow affiliate from your site. Everyone needs help once in a while
- Not Doing Research I can’t say it enough! Research… Research…Research! It is of major importance on almost anything you are selling or promoting. You need to have some idea about what you are selling when you are setting up promotions, ads, blogs or sale pages. Also, people that you communicate and offer support to can see right through someone that doesn’t know what they are talking about
- Distractions Getting distracted while you are trying to work on your promotions etc. can often times lead you to being unorganized. If you are a master at multi-tasking then go for it! But I find that setting aside a certain amount of time daily where I can work quietly with no distractions (phone, kids, too many tabs open on my screen etc) I get so much more accomplished. I also need a clean-ish desk to work from or I get distracted by papers, bills and whatever else may be on my desk. If your the mad scientist type and can work efficiently with all that around your work space, well then I envy you!
It’s All About Traffic
I would say finding effective traffic for your promotions has been one of the most difficult obstacles for me. I spent tons of money on lists, PPC (pay-per-click), solo ads and the list goes on. Very little of it was effective. Yes, I got people to my site. I would get clicks on my links. Guess what? No one was buying. That’s one of the reasons it was such a mistake for me not capturing those emails and following up
To be honest, free organic traffic is your best bet starting off. How do you get that? By putting the work into your website and blog. Creating real unique content about your niche. Unique content is key to getting the best ranking on Google, Yahoo and Bing. This is where you want your free organic traffic to come from. These sites can also give your website authority which is almost as important as the traffic itself. These are people that went searching for YOU and what you are promoting. You really can’t get better than that.
That’s not to say that buying traffic doesn’t work because it does if you know where to get it and how to use it. We will be exploring that and some sites for you to try in another post
As a marketer, there are several tools that you will use constantly to help you succeed. First and foremost is a website. I highly recommend Word Press and it’s worth it to buy an upgraded one so that you can use all the features. I will be offering you a special deal at the end of this post so keep reading. The search engines love WP (word press) websites and with the right content you can get great rankings.
The second thing I recommend is an email auto-responder. This is a great little tool that helps you capture those emails and follow up with your visitors and buyers. Once it’s set up it’s automated and easy to use. An auto-responder can greatly make a difference in generating your online income
There are a few software packages out there that offer great combinations of tools such as video creators, squeeze page makers, training on video content for YouTube, image capture video editors etc. I will be offering some of those on this site under Recommendations.
So, there you have it. All you can do now is get focused, know that it is possible and get started!
Remember the deal I mentioned earlier? Here it is…
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The Laptop Lifestyle
The laptop lifestyle is all about being able to carry your laptop with you and to be able to work from anywhere in the world (even on vacation) while doing what you want with your free time. I know that this is my dream ‘job’ and since you are here, I’ll assume it is yours too.
It’s time for you to get started on building your online business dream!
I hope that this article has helped you in making some decisions on where and how to begin affiliate marketing and prevents you from wasting time and money by not making my mistakes. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Don’t forget to check out my amazing deal!
If you ever have any questions or need help, feel free to comment here or email me at my personal email
To Our Success!