New to affiliate marketing? Here is where to start and what to avoid

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Every time I come to the fourm I see people asking things like...

Is method X effective?

Does traffic source X still work?

Has anyone tried X?


Almost everything is effective. List building, product creation, PPC, PPV, SEO, video marketing, etc... All of these things can be effective. However, it doesn't mean you should use all of them.

When we are getting started we see so many options, so many systems that it becomes nearly impossible to know which one we should choose. And then the worst happens: we end up trying method after method without getting any significant results.

I know how it is, I struggled with this for almost 2 years.

However, after a few years of experience in the IM industry, hundreds of successful campaigns and the creation of a marketing agency that has many employees and generates 6 figures a month, I feel confident to tell people what's good and what's bad, what's easy and what's complex.

It doesn't mean that others won't disagree, what you will see below is just MY OPINION. Other experienced marketers may have a different point of view and may advise you to do a few things different.

However, if you are in the stage of buying reports, looking for methods and wondering how other people make so much money with IM while you just spend your hard earned cashed, I highly recommend you to take the image below under consideration. If you follow it, it will help you to shorten your learning curve dramatically.




I hope it helps!

If you have any questions or comments, just post below and I'll reply asap.


W
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by Greedy View Post

      Thanks for sharing as always.
      I hope it helps people to understand what's the easiest start.
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      • Profile picture of the author Henry Chan
        What a gem! Thank you, Will!

        I was about to look for any program that can help me in my endeavor as an affiliate, but your post make it clear to me that maybe I should try PPC for now.

        Could you please advise what platform should I use for promoting CB product?
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        • Profile picture of the author williamrs
          Originally Posted by Henry Chan View Post

          What a gem! Thank you, Will!

          I was about to look for any program that can help me in my endeavor as an affiliate, but your post make it clear to me that maybe I should try PPC for now.

          Could you please advise what platform should I use for promoting CB product?
          Clickbank is CPS, so it would be a bit different... I would bet on lead capturing for this with PPC or media buying, but I don't think it's an easy start.


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  • Profile picture of the author velvetadvert
    another great share. thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jetmir
    Thanks for sharing this useful information with us, Will! Appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I have great interest in Affiliate Marketing. This post is smooth to understand and that is very helpful. I must say that is an easy and awesome guide.
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      I have great interest in Affiliate Marketing. This post is smooth to understand and that is very helpful. I must say that is an easy and awesome guide.
      Thanks buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author basse
    Great stuff for the beginners! Maybe I should take myself in the neck and help out a bit as well
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by basse View Post

      Great stuff for the beginners! Maybe I should take myself in the neck and help out a bit as well
      Hahaha... yes, it's worth it. The forum is a great place to establish relationships, find partners, keep up to date in the CPA industry, etc... so the more we contribute the more we can benefit from it.


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  • Profile picture of the author jsmiz
    Nice post for beginners to read!
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    • Profile picture of the author erange
      Good Info Will...

      I think I spent twice as much as you (4 years) trying all the shiny new products that came out! lol You hit on a very big topic of mine..."getting over-whelmed"...I appreciate your approach and more newbies need to understand it! Thanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author arcamir
    Thanks for sharing.

    I am a newbie in affiliate marketing. And I really don't know what to do and where to start. Thanks for sharing this information. Now I have the general idea on what to do and how to organize everything.

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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by arcamir View Post

      Thanks for sharing.

      I am a newbie in affiliate marketing. And I really don't know what to do and where to start. Thanks for sharing this information. Now I have the general idea on what to do and how to organize everything.

      Eden
      The path that I suggest isn't the only option, it's just what I believe is the easiest way to get started. If you will work alone (without a mentor), I highly recommend you to follow this path.
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  • Profile picture of the author leoghi1982
    Good, William! It's not the very same thing we are doing in the coaching, but looks easier for someone working alone.
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    • Profile picture of the author threaldeal007
      Great post mate. Hopefully this will help the newbies decide on a plan and stick to it. I spent heaps of cash in the beginning on different methods. I really wish i had of just focused all of my effort on one until it was profitable and then set it up to run as automatically as it could be and only then try something else.
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by leoghi1982 View Post

      Good, William! It's not the very same thing we are doing in the coaching, but looks easier for someone working alone.
      Yes, right. This isn't necessarily the most profitable route, but I think it's the easiest and fastest one, so people who are getting started should follow this direction.


      Originally Posted by threaldeal007 View Post

      Great post mate. Hopefully this will help the newbies decide on a plan and stick to it. I spent heaps of cash in the beginning on different methods. I really wish i had of just focused all of my effort on one until it was profitable and then set it up to run as automatically as it could be and only then try something else.
      Yes, exactly, that's the problem that most people face. Since they don't know what's the best route to take, they end up trying many different things and acocmplish nothing.

      If you're unsure on what to work on, follow my suggestion and you will get results soon.


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  • Profile picture of the author l23bc
    Solid good advice my friend so many newcomers try everything at once and them scream failure or become disheartening to IM

    You seem to be very knowledgeable could I blog about you on my blogsite or invite you as a guest blogger I think my audience would love your output

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by l23bc View Post

      Solid good advice my friend so many newcomers try everything at once and them scream failure or become disheartening to IM

      You seem to be very knowledgeable could I blog about you on my blogsite or invite you as a guest blogger I think my audience would love your output

      Thanks
      Andy
      Thanks! Yes, I may be able to contribute to your blog, just send me a PM with more info.


      Originally Posted by kinyash View Post

      great post Will,

      This will help the noobs unlock the info overload. I would also recommend finding a coach or a mentor. It might save you loads as you start.
      Thanks. Yes, hiring a mentor is better than buying many products, but then the process could be different, this advice is more for people who are working alone.


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  • Profile picture of the author kinyash
    great post Will,

    This will help the noobs unlock the info overload. I would also recommend finding a coach or a mentor. It might save you loads as you start.
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  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    Great graphic and information, my friend!

    God Bless!

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