2 months in with Affiliate marketing. No true profits yet.

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I feel as if i should slow it down. I am learning alot spending a good amount of money on courses (Udemy) and spending too much on failed campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author msulcs
    Choose any money making method. But choose only one.
    Stick to it. No matter what, don't change the method. The "shiny object syndrome" is the worst in online marketing.
    No matter which money making method you choose, you will make money with it. It just takes time to perfect it and earn some real money.

    Best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Rodgers
      True cause I've jumped from cpc to cpv
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    • Profile picture of the author DripRevenue
      Originally Posted by msulcs View Post

      Choose any money making method. But choose only one.
      Stick to it. No matter what, don't change the method. The "shiny object syndrome" is the worst in online marketing.
      No matter which money making method you choose, you will make money with it. It just takes time to perfect it and earn some real money.

      Best of luck!
      This is good advice. I would also expect to take 6-8 months before you start earning any substantial income (and "substantial" is, of course, in the eye of the beholder).
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      • Profile picture of the author bencryer
        Spot on. I know of no business that can give profits in two months. The six to eight month window itself appears narrow, if you ask me. Yes, we have to first define what "substantial" is!
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  • Profile picture of the author andersonmarks
    Udemy is very good academy, last year it very help me in development
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  • Two months are just a beginning and you need to practice more. The more you fail the more you learn. Only the experience will help you to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackMr
    How do you promote your self? did you open a site?
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    2 months its not too much trust me i get way mre until to see some conversions .My advice to you its test test test combine with free trafic also ,try cpa marketing,try diferent traffic sources until you ind th way it works for you
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  • Profile picture of the author morkieflash
    Don't be frusted or stop your work. It doesn't matter how much time spend or how many dollar you earn at the begining. Just try to maintain your daily routine, make strong and better content for viewers, check out google analytics report, how many visitores visit your site, where are they from, their age, location, interest, how many time they spent on your site etc. Analyize your data then you understand why you can't earn from affiliate? Remember on thing, hard work never fall.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Charles Rodgers View Post

    I feel as if i should slow it down. I am learning alot spending a good amount of money on courses (Udemy) and spending too much on failed campaigns.
    This is actually very typical. Not every campaign will be a success.

    Can you share details on what you've done so far? If we know what you've done we can hopefully give some advice on how to help.
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    • Profile picture of the author ehlee
      Hey Chris, there's a typo in the 3rd paragraph on your website. Like is should be Luke is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Rodgers
      I started with clickbank and learn direct marketing, but as I learned as the weeks go by thats kind of outdated, so I them went and bought hosting and a few domains, joined Maxbounty and Peerfly. Capturing leads as I go
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      • Profile picture of the author funnelmentals
        Two words...

        Email Marketing

        Here's an example:

        Create your own video about a similar product or give away something cool(related to the product) to collect emails and then send people free content based on whatever you're promoting and then offer then the CPA offers.

        This would be done in a sequence of emails that are sent to the people who opt-in your landing page.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Charles,

    I feel as if i should slow it down...

    Bingo, bro. Slow it down.

    Here's why: 2 months. You have been in IM for 2 months. In 2 months, even if you are creating helpful content and building meaningful connections, you cannot develop the skills to inspire people to trust you. Even if you practice 24 hours daily. Why? I have been practicing for 10 years. Some guys on Warrior have been practicing for 20 years. So we outshine you....BUT....if you buy 1 course, patiently study it, and begin creating helpful content, and building strong friendships.....and if you are not focused on making money...your patient generosity brings you success over the long haul.

    Slow down. Stop buying courses and stuff. Start creating helpful content for people, and start building genuine bonds with IMers in your niche buddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author DripRevenue
    Originally Posted by Charles Rodgers View Post

    I feel as if i should slow it down. I am learning alot spending a good amount of money on courses (Udemy) and spending too much on failed campaigns.
    For media buying, you might want to consider taking a look at the STM or Mad Society communities. Those will eliminate the need for Udemy courses. You're going to have a hard time finding any solid Udemy courses nowadays. There are so many that are just filled with material that's been rehashed for 5+ years, that you're better to spend the money on STM or Mad Society.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    affiliate marketing seems easy from the beginning but it will take some time before you get the hang of it. instead of only focusing on paid traffic (i assume that's what you've been using), try and build a blog so that you can build some audiences.

    selling products online is all about promoting your products to the right audience, with the wrong audience even if you're promoting a free product, you won't get any conversions. since you have invested a lot and no return it means you need to reconsider the type of audience you're promoting your affiliate products to.
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  • Slow down with the spending. There are plenty of way to generate free traffic.

    Two months is nothing. Some people don't have success for two years, but when they do it takes off.

    Don't get frustrated, keep moving forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for a little 18 years.

    However, I do thing a bit different than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone to fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    Something to think about.
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    • Profile picture of the author Charles Rodgers
      Yes thats what I've been pursuing since gettin with maxbounty
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    • Profile picture of the author SudiptoMaity
      Really, I love your way of explain.
      Thanks "DIABL0" for sharing your point of view
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Mamun Tushar View Post

      .I think it will help you.go
      I think I will help you go. Reported as SPAM!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author luna432
    Like other posters said, you should network on different websites and build relationships. Perhaps you can find some websites specifically related to your niche. Either way, it seems like it's common for beginners not to make a lot of money at first...more common than not.
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  • Profile picture of the author lusekelo
    There is a learning curve, it will take time but trust the process you will get there
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  • Profile picture of the author Chetan Virhia
    Let me tell show you my exact step by step funnel I use in affiliate marketing...and this is coming from the guy who made 6 figures in just 4 months(no bragging, just to let you know that this thing works)
    Before I dive into the funnel there are few things that I want to clear...
    1. Stop listening to that motivation bullcrap "oh you can do it!! 2 months is not enough...just keep doing! " bla bla... 2 months is a lot my man!! You are not making any money because there are certain things that you are doing wrong or you are not aware of the psychology that makes people pull out their credit cards and buy the stuff through your affiliate link. It's really that simple!
    2. STOP spending money on udemy courses! (even though some of the courses on udemy are good but the problem here is we sometimes use "learning" as an excuse to not pull the trigger!)
    Take action! Instead of spending money on udemy, use the money to pay for the ads.
    Let's get to funnel building now...
    Affiliate marketing is promoting other people's product right? Let's say you are promoting a course on Weight Loss(say Venus Factor) now obviously you are the not the only one promoting that product...there are multiple affiliates promoting the same product...so here the question arises... why would someone sign up under your link and not others(or maybe buy directly from Venus Factor's website) ??
    What makes YOU different?
    You have to create an irresistible offer! An offer that they can't get anywhere else...it's the OFFER that makes people sign up under your link rather than other affiliates...it's the offer that makes you different from other affiliates...
    How To Create An Irresistible Offer
    When we create a product, we solve an existing problem...BUT we also create a new problem regarding that product(a better problem though)
    The problems that our product creates is what helps us to create bonuses around our product... those bonuses help us to create our irresistible offer.
    I go deep about offer creation here in this post...
    https://medium.com/@therealistmarket...r-9d09f8e2ae1e

    Now once your offer is ready, time to build the funnel...
    1. The first step in your funnel should be a bridge page (where you collect the emails of the customers so that you can build a (know---like---trust ) relationship with them.
    You list is the traffic you control(you don't have to pay facebook or google or anyone to promote your product to them...the people in your list are YOUR people...you control them) Just one email and BOOM! pure profit!
    Collecting emails also help to follow up with people who didn't buy the product
    2. The next step is sales page: here we sell our own product (not expensive one...just enough to cover our advertising cost and breaking even)
    3. The next step is the Upsell (here we introduce the product we are an affiliate for) At this point we are getting customers for free!
    Later, you can also offer another fitness product to this same list and make profit... makes sense?
    Your funnel is attached below
    https://i.imgur.com/gLjCced.png




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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Chetan Virhia View Post

      Your funnel is attached below

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      Either you missed some links or the poster reinserted, them.

      This has been reported through the normal channel.

      Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Gentry
    Hang in there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    You are overloading yourself .1 Consuming too much information without testing and having the patience. You are not going to jump in and do it over night. So i would say cut back on the spending in certain areas give yourself a decent time line to see results . Other wise you will end up with empty pickets chasing shiny objects.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninosem
    As first, 2 months is to short to get positive ROI....

    Heres all you need to do to make money in this business.

    1.) Pick/generate a hot converting offer

    2.) Stick with that offer until you make it successful.

    3.) Drive traffic (blog, videomarketing, paid traffic....) to a squeeze page and build your list.

    4.) Build relationship with that list, market to it, share helpful tips and focus on 80% value 20% promotions.

    5.) Take profits, reinvest, scale up

    Thats it!!

    Make it simple and don't complicate too much...

    You can master process or outsource anything (copywriting, webinars, technical stuff) you hate doing along the way.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by ninosem View Post

      Heres all you need to do to make money in this business.
      It's amazing how people make posts like this and try to make it sound that if you just follow this simple blueprint, you cannot fail.

      Amazing. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author SPF
    You cannot build any business in 2 days. Patience and persistence is the key to affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author John963
    Stick to ONE course and instead spend your money on traffic. Start with slow and scale your winning campaigns and cut your losing ones. Paid traffic is the fastest way however even 2 month is still too short, you'll need 6+ months to get good at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimadev
    Keep on working!
    I think that one of the keys to Affiliate marketing is patience. So my advice is keep on working, no need to spend so much money and be patient!
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  • Profile picture of the author KimboJim
    It sounds like you probably studied enough when it comes to courses, so I would stop spending money or time on that. It's time to slow down and start building trust. Make videos, write blog posts, join with others and craft guest posts, etc.

    I'm not sure if anyone has ever made much money in two months as their first venture. Just keep growing, build a community and get people to trust you. Use this product to build yourself up and get buyers. Trust is worth its weight in gold and will pay off over the years.
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  • 2 month is nothing - you need traffic to make money with affiliate marketing. And that usually takes time, so be patient. Most people trying to earn money online give up too soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author jobdollarr
    For affiliates you should rely on Google ranking and content marketing.

    Affiliation related to sales
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  • Profile picture of the author amit drabu
    Even I haven't managed to make any money despite using multiple Ad networks like Adsense and Infolinks. Guess It is going to take a couple of months more. Fingers crossed...

    Don't worry bro..I am with you..LOL..
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Prosser
    Nowadays, free traffic is more and more not easy!
    You have to more patience at least 6 months.

    Never, Never give up!
    when have more budget, go paid! Now SEO is really take much time and money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pablo Visconti
      Originally Posted by Chris Prosser View Post

      Nowadays, free traffic is more and more not easy!
      You have to more patience at least 6 months.

      Never, Never give up!
      when have more budget, go paid! Now SEO is really take much time and money.
      Hey 6 months is around the time it took me hehe.

      Yeah, 2 months is too little i think. But with the information you have, you'll HAVE to stick with only one thing or method, until you master that. Later, you can switch to something different, once you've got one down.

      Don't be jumping from method to method
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  • Profile picture of the author SudiptoMaity
    you should spend a few month on it.
    That is better for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronish Baxter
    There is indeed a good profit in affiliate marketing. You just need to select a good channel for it.
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  • Don't quit my friend.. It's just a testing point.

    If you choose one course or one product, make sure to stick to it. Don't get caught by the shiny objects. When you start one thing finish it to the end.

    The results never come very fast. You won't see a plants grow in 2 days. Keep that in mind it takes time to reap what you sow.
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  • I would switch from learning from infoproducts on Udemy to becoming a publisher on Udemy or other.

    There is a TON of helpful information on the web Including here you can compile to save someone time they would be willing to pay for.


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  • +1 for Udemy, i've learned a lot from their courses!
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  • Profile picture of the author ehlee
    Create your own product. If you're promoting CB products, write a thorough review. Build your list and not others.

    1000 ways to skin a cat. Pick your battle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    There are many successful brands with a great affiliate program. You should learn from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kattya
    Udemi are very good indeed. 2 months is not such a long time - it will take longer for you to start earning really well, and that is normal. Focus on learning as much as possible and optimizing your skills. With dedication, efforts, and research, success will come.
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  • Profile picture of the author posinfo1
    I think that you should view it in a similar way to learning an offline business. You would not expect to be an expert in it in a couple of months. You need to try things, make mistakes and learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Highest And Best
    I have nothing bad to say about Udemy, but there is a whole lot of quality free training out there.

    I recognize that there is a whole lot more crappy training, but you need to get out there and figure it out.

    Just know that a lot of successful people become that way by providing free help, and instead make their money through the affiliate products which they recommend and their audience needs.

    This can be an option for you too if there is a niche that you really enjoy and where you have knowledge that can help others.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kent Hopkins
    Yep as stated by another user above, the shiny object syndrome is rampant. Stick to your guns and stick to one money making method. Master it. That is the best advice for getting the momentum going.
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