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Unread 18th February 2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am new to internet marketing. I am not trying to make tons of money right away. My main goal is to make around $300 a week so I can quit my current job.

Anyways, I was wondering what the best affiliate program to join is? I have seen things like Maverick Money Makers, Wealthy Affiliate, Google Slapper, etc. but I don't know what to go with.

I have gone ahead and paid for entry into the war room. It seems like it will be of great help.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
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Unread 18th February 2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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Hi Hock,

There really isn't just one system which is perfect for newbies, and everyone is different - it might depend on what you have knowledge about already, what your interests are, but beyond this what you personally think of the various different affiliate programs, and think you could actually write about, build sites around and promote - and things you would enjoy doing this for.

Beyond this I would recommend also looking at the affilaite materials each program offers, see which offers the most support (in your opinion), and which give advice on writing articles and getting started etc.

The only advice I would give you is to pick something and get started. Many people hesitate, or start on one then jump ship - pick a program, or 2 related ones build a site / page / blog around it and start writing articles to drive to it - then see what is working for you after a few weeks and adjust your efforts.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
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I don't think that many people are making $300 a week - there are many false claims made by 'sharks' looking out for vulnerable newbies.

The best place to start is to get coaching from a reputable source. My own three recommendations are Ed Dale, Steve Clayton or Chris Freville. You'll get great value from any of these. Google their names - don't rely upon affiliate links.

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Unread 19th February 2010, 03:46 AM   #4
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Hey there I am currently a member at a few membership sites. I like to always sign up for new membership sites and see what they are offering and see if i can learn any new techniques...

So i have a bit of knowledge on some of the sites you are looking into..
Wealthy Affiliate is quite a good site, but i think personally it does not give you the tools to build a successful long term business.. Even though you want to become an affiliate marketer there are many elements to help you build and maintain a long term online business..
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Building websites
Building lists
Finding profitable keywords
Getting quality traffic to your site who are ready to buy...
These are just a few of the things you need to learn but Wealthy Affiliate only covers the basics of it...

A membership site i really enjoy being part of it the Turbo membership, it is run by John Delavera and he is a great guy and the team he has there is fantastic..

I hope this helps

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Unread 19th February 2010, 07:06 AM   #5
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Hello,

i am struggling for a few years now and have bought a lot of systems.2 months ago I bought a course from the wso section which I would highly recommend to you if you want to start a busines online.It is from Geoff Shaw a well known warrior and it is called bumblogging. I would go with his course.Great information and the best support I ever had.But it is not a get rich quick scheme!But a solid busines plan even a newbie can follow.

Just do a search in the wso section.

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Unread 19th February 2010, 07:34 AM   #6
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The first thing you have to remember about affiliates is Traffic. You can have Awesome affiliated but if no one sees them it does you no good.
With that being said, here are a few of my favorite places to setup affiliates:
Amazon.com - at the bottom of the page you will see Join Assosiates, it allows you to sell anything you can find on amazon and you get a % of that sale.
Google Ads - these are good, but pay very little, use them more as a space filler them a profit generation tool.
CJ.com & ClickBank.com - both good sites for finding affiliate links and you can find some high paying
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Unread 19th February 2010, 08:36 AM   #7
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Hello,

Lawrence here from the UK. I am trying to get started with Affiliate marketing myself and have run across Wealthy Affiliates and purchased their product. As I am just starting myself I can't really endorse it, but so far it seems really good value and they have some online training with some really good webinars.

Might be worth checking them out?

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Unread 19th February 2010, 09:06 AM   #8
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Hi B Hock,

Best affiliate program? I believe many would claim Site Build It has the best affiliate program out there. It self-proclaims to be the "world's best affiliate program" and I believe so, but the main problem is that popular affiliate programs have very strong competition. For newbies, it's almost impossible to compete.

It's recommended that you don't focus on the money you may get (at least initially), but rather look into what people are buying and more importantly, see what you can offer in return for $300 per week.

See what you can offer in return for the money you'd like to receive, and go from there...

You will get there. Just learn, focus and apply what you learn from the War Room. There are A LOT of good threads there. I congratulate you've made an excellent choice. Kudos for your first step there. :-)

You can do it.

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Unread 19th February 2010, 10:56 AM   #9
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I think there is a difference between the best Affiliate Program and the best program that will teach you how to make money as an affiliate.

I am interested in the best program that will teach me how to make money as an affiliate. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Unread 19th February 2010, 11:08 AM   #10
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Hi I'am new as well, just started in Internet Marketing in about December 2009. Have tried one week marketing, learned a lot from that, was also a member of wealthy affiliate, and have now just joined the chris farrell membership site. As I did not have too much money to spend something had to give, and it was wealthy affiliate. However this is not to say that it is not a good site. It is all a learning process, and you don't make money over night unfortunately. So with me it just plod along and hope for the best.
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Hello,

I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliates for a while aand I found a lot of useful information,

However I decided to move to another site which offer training especially on Article Marketing and Bum Marketing called "Conversation with Travis".

I cannot add the link because I have not enough posts, but you should e able to find with a Google search.

The training is very good and I can honestly recommend it to everyone, but especially Newbies.

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Unread 19th February 2010, 01:57 PM   #12
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Hi B Hock

In the early days it can definetly be overwhelming with all the information & knowing which direction to take or who to follow. Ewen Chia is one of the world's top super affiliates & he struggled to make money for many years before making it big.

I can recommend his book “How I Made My First Million On The Internet And How You Can Too.”

Great for newbies as it tells Ewen's story & he has a detailed step by step system on how to make money as an affiliate marketer. It's very inexpensive to buy & Amazon have lots of good quality second hand ones if you are on a tight budget.

It will show you how to make the $300 per month you are looking to achieve.

Hope this helps

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Unread 19th February 2010, 03:05 PM   #13
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Try either Niche Marketing on Crack by Andrew Hansen or Confessions of a Lazy Super Affiliate by Chris Rempel. If you follow the advice in either of these ebooks you WILL make money
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Hello

Affiliate programs have been very difficult for a new(er) guy like myself. I have tried affliate-themed websites and even tried promoting affiliate products individually. MANY IM Gurus make me and thousands of others feel like it is a simple 1-2-3 step and you will see the money rolling in.

Many hours of pulling my hair out and banging the keyboard on the table, I have come to realize it would take hours, weeks, or even months decifering through SEO, PPC, Traffic, E-mail Campaigns, etc... It is very hard for a new guy like myself to compete with the Big Dogs who also are campaigning the same affiliate products.

Trust me when I tell you that I have worked hard, spent alot of money to only see $20 bucks here and $30 bucks there... in a month! In the Off-line business world, it would be considered Big Red to be investing $100's of dollars to get a return in the negatives.

I believe there are missing ingredients in most of the information the IM Gurus are selling. I am disheartened to think that maybe, just maybe they are selling a product with fluff- and they don't really care about who succeeds. Even worse, we go through this journey thinking "we must be doing something wrong".

In my humble opinion...

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I appreciate that that comment was made out of frustration but let me just point out a few things.

1. 'In the Off-line business world' you usually have to spend thousands and thousands up-front before you ever see a penny back. 6 months rental in advance, staff costs, advertising etc. Plus you have to put thousands of hours into research, meetings etc. And after all that, 90% of businesses fail in the first couple of years.

2. The 'missing ingredients' that some 'gurus' don't tell you are a) time and b) effort.
You have to work hard for a long period to establish any sort of business. Anybody expecting a full-time income within a few months should think again.

3. I meet a lot of 'newbies' at seminars and lunches. When you try to warn them about the time and effort involved, their eyes glaze over. Many people come into IM with completely unrealistic expectations - no wonder the 'sharks' are out there with their 'instant money' products.

4. That's what this forum is for - to help. You get the accumulated wisdom of many very experienced Warriors here. When you've been in IM for ten years, there's very little that is new. It really pains me when I meet a newbie who has invested their last thousand dollars in some 'instant solution' that is not going to work. If I were starting again, I would do nothing but read the Warriors for a month or two before buying anything.

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Unread 20th February 2010, 04:31 AM   #16
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Hello everyone. I am new to internet marketing. I am not trying to make tons of money right away. My main goal is to make around $300 a week so I can quit my current job.

Anyways, I was wondering what the best affiliate program to join is? I have seen things like Maverick Money Makers, Wealthy Affiliate, Google Slapper, etc. but I don't know what to go with.

I have gone ahead and paid for entry into the war room. It seems like it will be of great help.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
Hello,

If you're still looking, you can checkout my thread here Affiliates..you're reinvited..a lot of affiliate resources
I'm looking for affiliates, and I'm offering you my help to be successful in affiliate marketing..

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Amazon is the best affiliate program I ever tried. Go for it! They are most transparent, easy to use and helps earn you money through contextual ads
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I appreciate that that comment was made out of frustration but let me just point out a few things.

1. 'In the Off-line business world' you usually have to spend thousands and thousands up-front before you ever see a penny back. 6 months rental in advance, staff costs, advertising etc. Plus you have to put thousands of hours into research, meetings etc. And after all that, 90% of businesses fail in the first couple of years.

2. The 'missing ingredients' that some 'gurus' don't tell you are a) time and b) effort.
You have to work hard for a long period to establish any sort of business. Anybody expecting a full-time income within a few months should think again.

3. I meet a lot of 'newbies' at seminars and lunches. When you try to warn them about the time and effort involved, their eyes glaze over. Many people come into IM with completely unrealistic expectations - no wonder the 'sharks' are out there with their 'instant money' products.

4. That's what this forum is for - to help. You get the accumulated wisdom of many very experienced Warriors here. When you've been in IM for ten years, there's very little that is new. It really pains me when I meet a newbie who has invested their last thousand dollars in some 'instant solution' that is not going to work. If I were starting again, I would do nothing but read the Warriors for a month or two before buying anything.

Pearson
Thank you for this!

Your words are both helpful and very enlightening.

I should have met you and this forum a year ago, before investing so much money and aggravating time into flim-flam opportunities.

Peace.
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Unread 21st February 2010, 01:13 PM   #19
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The best affiliate program will be different for every person. I'd advise picking a niche or subject you're interested/have knowledge of and then promoting that.
You can find an affiliate program for just about everything. The worse thing people starting up do is to start promoting things they have no knowledge of.

As Pearson rightly says anything takes work - lots of work, which is much easier in an area you know something about
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I've been at it for the past 3 months now and I'm starting to see some small returns. This is challenging work but I love challenges. I know it can be done. I've seen site with horrible graphics and people are making money from them. I'm a graphic/web designer so I know that once I master more of the basics I will do well. I would like to offer page builds and graphics help to any guru that needs eye-catching graphics or sites built. I can do regular html or CMS, and can build custom templates for each platform. I would really like to thank Mr. Pearson Brown for his very honest answer. You are brave enough to say what cowards try to hide.
From the earlier post, I was a member of Wealthy Affiliates, but canceled as I found it to be an ultimate waste of time with very general information and poor graphics for their site builds. You have to consider that any successful site will need to be very eye-catching and the turnkey sites offered on WA are pathetic.
Good Luck to all, and my offer stands for the graphics and sites. This applies to gurus and newbies alike. Let's get together and make something Great!
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Hello everyone. I am new to internet marketing. I am not trying to make tons of money right away. My main goal is to make around $300 a week so I can quit my current job.

Anyways, I was wondering what the best affiliate program to join is? I have seen things like Maverick Money Makers, Wealthy Affiliate, Google Slapper, etc. but I don't know what to go with.

I have gone ahead and paid for entry into the war room. It seems like it will be of great help.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.
Opinions are going to vary, but If I were you I would not buy a membership program that's supposed to teach you how to be an affiliate marketer. There's far too many sources of quality information available for free. Sign up for Ed Dale's 30 Day Challenge (I believe Ed has a channel on YouTube for 30DC) and Travis Sago's BUM Marketing Method course - both are free, excellent and will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to start/build your affiliate marketing business.

Your investment in The War Room is an excellent one - you will find business "blueprints", methods/tactics, software, templates, etc. that you won't find in the public forum. There are a lot of resources there, so you will have to avoid the temptation to grab everything in sight like a kid in the candy store (lol).

As far as a specific affiliate program is concerned, I recommend MoreNiche. They don't do info-product stuff like Clickbank & Paydotcom. They have a very nice portfolio of physical products in several niches for affiliates to promote as well as a two-tier program. MN has its own forum, a treasure chest of free resources (templates, content to rewrite, product reviews, banners,etc.) access to affiliate managers and product managers and live stats.

Whatever you decide to do, I wish you all the best in your business.

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