Affiliate Marketing for the Beginner


Affiliate Marketing for the BeginnerAffiliate marketing is the process of selling other people’s products and earning a commisions in that way.  It is definitely the recommended route for anybody to get started marketing online


It is common knowledge that the big seven figure earners in Internet marketing all sell their own products to achieve that type of income, but almost all have them started off doing affiliate marketing.


In the following paragraphs the author Joe Bencar discusses affiliate marketing for the beginner.  Joe is part of the Fathom team in the capacity of a online marketing specialist. You can read his full article here.


Do: Your research! I am not sure why, but so many people have this misconception that there is not much to learn about how to become a semi-successful affiliate marketer. Just like any other career path, there are plenty of important facts to know and skills to master to be successful online. You wouldn’t apply for a nursing job without the proper knowledge, right?


Take what you know about marketing, the Internet, websites, etc., and expand on that knowledge. Learn the different ways you can make money online, the importance of SEO, how to properly research keywords, how to write amazing content, and how to convert visitors into buyers and return customers (just to name a few). Build your knowledge of the subject so that you are prepared to succeed.


Don’t: Think you are going to slap together a website, throw on some copy and a link, and watch the money roll in. These days, Internet users are smarter than ever. People are turned off by cheap, unsafe- looking websites, and usually will not purchase anything from them, let alone stay more than a few seconds. Competition to rank highly in search results is getting tougher by the day, too. To build and maintain a website which ranks well and makes money requires time and effort, so be prepared to commit.


Do: Take action! Research is very important (as stated above), but can also cause “Analysis Paralysis,” or the inability to get started, from too much of it! A common problem with first-time affiliate marketers is over-reading blogs, collecting every white paper or PDF they come across, and combing through forums without ever applying action to anything learned. Sure, you need to know the basics, but don’t let research halt your production. You should keep studying and learning, but take action while you’re doing so. More often than not, learning from experience will give you a much better grasp on the process.


Don’t: Fall for the hype. What do I mean by this? There are countless digital products being sold by “Internet marketing experts” claiming to “Make Big Money in Only 5 Days!” or something along those lines. These marketers use outrageous headlines and financial claims to sell their products, guides, videos, and more to beginner marketers. However, all the information you need can be found for free through industry-leading blogs, forums, and even Google itself. Don’t waste your money on these products.


Do: Keep a positive attitude and plan for success. Like anything else, there is a learning curve to affiliate marketing. Stay positive and keep trying to learn and implement. It is possible to be successful online; it just takes time and effort. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not making any money right away. Plan what you’re going to do and stick to it.


Don’t: Give up!


Great advice indeed!  Yes, unfortunately affiliate marketing for the beginner involves diligent work. Be positive, keep your focus and don’t get distracted by all the shiny objects (every other guru’s solutions), take action (don’t suffer from paralysis by analysis), and most importantly – never give up.


To your success


Deon and Johan Reynders






Quote for the day …..


“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your
hopes.” — St. Clement of Alexandra


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