Best ways to learn affiliate marketing?

roggy

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Hello Webmasters,

I want to learn affiliate marketing and maybe make some money in the future. I am not looking for a get rich in a week kind of program. I am looking for something legit and worth learning.

From your experience, what important things should I learn to succeed with affiliate marketing?
Learn from an ebook, a course, a friend or trying to join some affiliate programs, ask questions about affiliate marketing on this forum or something else?

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thank you all!
 

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Well you learn from doing. And reading. There is a lot of information out there online. I know it might sound silly but have you tried to search in Google for "Affiliate marketing tips" etc etc?

What you need to do is get a pen and paper out (or Notepad even on your PC) and then write down 5 subjects that you are most passionate about.

Then out of those 5 subjects try to list them in order of most passion. So most passionate about goes to the top at number 1.

Then try to write 5 reasons why you are most passionate about that subject.

Then what you need to do is try to find and identify 5 key areas of that subject people have a problem with.

Then you need to come up with 5 ways to offer a solution or fix to that problem.

So now you've identified a niche or subject you are most passionate about and trust me that will pay dividends later on.

There's no point in picking something you don't care about as you'll get bored easy and give up easier.

Now what you need to do is go about thinking of a brand name for your business and then creating a website for it.

Possibly WordPress site so you can easily write and publish new articles on your subject.

Go about writing articles and sales letters on your site that propose a solution to peoples problems.

Try to write 1000 word articles at the least. Especially for your first posts!

Try to include several unique images in each post and use Alt tags etc.

Then go about building up a social presence online by creating a Facebook Page, a Twitter account, a Pinterest board etc etc

You can use sites like http://knowem.com and http://namecheckr.com/ to see if your brands keywords are available.

That's what those sites were created!

There you go that's my 5cence for you. Hope its enough to inspire you and get you started in Affiliate Marketing!

Oh make sure you set up a subscriber form with something like MailChimp so you can start building a list!

Good luck!
 

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It's all about driving traffic. There is no end to the affiliate products and services you can promote, that is the easy part. No shortage of stuff to sell.

So as Hawker has already mentioned you need to learn how to push traffic to your website/blog. And it's often trial and error, testing to see what works and what doesn't.

Affiliate marketing is not really that complicated. You have a website, offer something for sale on your site, and get people to your site. Sure you could add more and make it more complicated, but that is a bare basics.

One other key that MANY people miss, is you need to track your advertisements on your website/blog. They should always be in test mode, which tracks how they are converting, or not converting. We do not have an unlimited supply of hits, so the smart marketer makes the most of every hit, by tracking to see which ads covert the best.

Sorry, I would not recommend using MailChimp. They don't like marketers, unless they've changed their stance. If your serious you need to get a quality and professional PAID autoresponder service like Aweber or GetResponse.

Just my two cents :)
 

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Personally I don't think you need to invest HUGE money in learning affiliate marketing by sign up for the so called "gurus" online course. You would do well with an ebook. The catch here is to start on a small scale and learn on the job.

First you should get an Ebook (They're cheap) on the basics of affiliate marketing, it would be a guide just in case you run into any issue. There are various books so I can't make any recommendation. Get the book and start a website/blog. Read from others experience. Most successful affiliate marketers have theit own personal blog where they share experience and promote other products about Making money online.

Don't take you first site very serious, just see it as a lab rat (in other words don't invest huge money on ads, design and writing) until you feel adequate enough to get on with it.

You should learn about the following:

Keyword research
Competition research
SEO
Wordpress Design and Setup
Ads(Facebook, Google, POF and others)
Email Marketing
Photoshop
Writing/CopyWriting

I had to list out those topics because it's advisable to get a book written specifically on them not just a book that summarize everything. You never stop learning, so get to it and stick to it.

You either quit or you win.
 

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Hello Webmasters,

I want to learn affiliate marketing and maybe make some money in the future. I am not looking for a get rich in a week kind of program. I am looking for something legit and worth learning.

From your experience, what important things should I learn to succeed with affiliate marketing?
Learn from an ebook, a course, a friend or trying to join some affiliate programs, ask questions about affiliate marketing on this forum or something else?

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thank you all!
Hello,

First of all you need to learn how to drive traffic to your website and after that how to monetize this traffic.
In order to drive traffic to your website you need to learn about SEO.
The best place to learn about SEO is the blog moz.com. If you know SEO (I assume you don`t because you are asking questions here) just tell us and I will tell you what is the next step.
 

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Hello Webmasters,

I want to learn affiliate marketing and maybe make some money in the future. I am not looking for a get rich in a week kind of program. I am looking for something legit and worth learning.

From your experience, what important things should I learn to succeed with affiliate marketing?
Learn from an ebook, a course, a friend or trying to join some affiliate programs, ask questions about affiliate marketing on this forum or something else?

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thank you all!
Making money online, like computers, is very "hands on." It's about learning and then implementing what you learn. Because of this, I prefer to learn from video-oriented courses like Affiloblueprint by Mark Ling. it cuts out a lot of the confusion because he teaches you how to build a site by allowing you to look over his shoulder and build a site right along with him. It's kind of like a private tutor situation. It's really cool. Even though it's designed to be done over some weeks, you can go as fast or slow as you want. The good thing about niche blogging (what the model you're referring to is called), is that once you set up the foundation, it's just a matter of cranking out content and repeating the process.

Joey
 

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Hey there @roggy

Like has already been mentioned.. traffic development is the key to the whole thing... That being said.. that really is only half the story. Its what you do with that traffic once you have it that determines success and failure.

The most common method to converting a traffic source is the development of a list. IF you are doing commerce related affiliate marketing, this step is not always needed. But if you are selling weight loss or Making Money or that stuff.. it is just short of a requirement. The BEST advice I could give you is to get on mailing list... and I am not talking one or 2 10 different ones every few weeks. create a dedicated e-mail address for just this. Over the years there have been 3 marketers that have influenced what it is I do in my e-mail marketing. The first is HubSpot.. just love their delivery, their content, everything about it.. just top of the line stuff. They are at that level of "together" that i aspire for.

The next one is a little marketer Luke Corden. This guy.. you have to just get on the guys list. his e-mails will straight up SHOCK you... He literally is playing in a field of his own... If Luke is at one extreme of the spectrum, then Digital Kickstart is on the other - in a good way i might add here. These guys just throw it at you product after product after bundle after product... and I damn near read everyone they send... its no so much what they are doing.. ( I hate constant sales pitches ) its HOW they are doing it... I cant say I have ever bought from them... but I can very much see why this type of communication would be really effective.

The other thing I would suggest.. is learning the process... what does that look like, what order are things done.. and more importantly when in a timeline of events that these elements play out where they actually thought of and developed? If you are just starting this wont make sense... but to give you an idea. you are going to sell a product. You build a squeeze page you get their e-mail,and then you try to sell them something right... ok now they are on your list... When was the series of e-mails after the first pitch developed? I would answer way before the squeeze page was even developed. - read this forum and many others just like it and youwill read.. well now I have to send them stuff..what should I say? IF you are reacting in Internet Marketing.. its already to late.

See the process for what it is,and learn how you can stay ahead. Be proactive in your efforts,and things are a ton smoother.
 

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Hello Webmasters,

I want to learn affiliate marketing and maybe make some money in the future. I am not looking for a get rich in a week kind of program. I am looking for something legit and worth learning.

From your experience, what important things should I learn to succeed with affiliate marketing?
Learn from an ebook, a course, a friend or trying to join some affiliate programs, ask questions about affiliate marketing on this forum or something else?

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thank you all!
I will give you an advice

I did it 3 years ago ,Just find a mentor who will make you accountable for your actions

That was the best thing i did and things have changed since then

Let me know if you need any help on something

Chyanit
 

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You should learn how to find good product to promote than you need to know how to create high converting landing page so yuo are build your email list and last how and where to get good and quality traffic that converts.
With this steps you can print money if you master this things
 
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