NO BUDGET TO START OFF WITH!!! HOW DO I START WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING??

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Hi,

I have known about Affiliate marketing for a long time, but I have never been successful at it. Now I find myself in a bit of a major disadvantage! I have no budget to my name whatsoever that I can put towards any kind of paid high converting traffic. I only have about 200 contacts on Facebook of whom I'd guess about only 50 follows me. On Instagram I only have about 68 followers.

I know my question is gonna be almost like asking for water from a rock, but I desperately need your help to get a business started that can actually start producing a profit for me.

I have tried multiple free traffic sites, but have not been successful in gaining any conversions that way.

I am currently trying to promote Clickbank products as an affiliate to try and start getting some kind of income!

Please guys I would really appreciate any help that I can get!
#affiliate #budget #marketing #start
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Tom Addams has a great WSO on this topic. It's focused around generating traffic to send to free signup affiliate offers, but you could adapt it to paid offers without trouble. Free signups are just easier to convert on.

    You have to get traffic from somewhere. If you aren't paying for it in cash, you'll have to pay for it in sweat. That means posting in Facebook, forums, putting up YouTube videos and so on.

    Then you must qualify and warm up that traffic.

    Then the filtered traffic gets sent to the offer.

    Too many newbie marketers make the huge mistake of sending fresh traffic directly to the offer. They don't collect the lead...the use it one time instead of capturing it and being able to send it again and again to the offer...they don't use a funnel to filter and warm up the lead.

    Imagine someone grabbing you by the collar, hauling you over to an item, and blurting, "Hey, you want this??"

    Then when you say in confusion, "No," and wander off, they don't ever get the chance to hear a story about why the thing is valuable, how it could help them, or to see the offer ever again. That's for every reader of this thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author naviown
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post


      Imagine someone grabbing you by the collar, hauling you over to an item, and blurting, "Hey, you want this??"

      Then when you say in confusion, "No," and wander off, they don't ever get the chance to hear a story about why the thing is valuable, how it could help them, or to see the offer ever again. That's for every reader of this thread.
      That is basic, but mind opener. Wow
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    • Profile picture of the author Willem F Maritz
      Thank you so much for the info!! Will make work of it!!
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Tom Addams has a great WSO on this topic. It's focused around generating traffic to send to free signup affiliate offers, but you could adapt it to paid offers without trouble. Free signups are just easier to convert on..

      Jason I read one of your posts a long way back now talking about this here on the forum, I tracked down the ellusive Tom Adams and purchased said guide.

      All 1 billion pages of it (well hundreds and hundreds of pages), for me it was good at the start, but the the story took over and I wanted to just get to the meat (it is a story and a lesson in one)

      So I decided to make a word copy and delete out the story from the work, all 800 plus pages, weeks later I had read every bloody word (as I needed to seperate the two)

      worth every second and the effort and the exercise to seperate and read every word was good as it imbeded the lessons per se.

      I probably do not recommend everybody split the work into 2 but It is worth grabbing a copy and taking on board the lessons Tom has.

      I do not think one thing or guide has all of the answers and that it is good to learn from everywhere, but this guide is one to add to the list and would help the OP.

      And I am not being paid a penny to say that or have only ever probably mentioned 2 things in all of my years here, just not something I do, but was genuinely impressed with Toms work on this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Latamgrinder
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Tom Addams has a great WSO on this topic.
      .Do you have the link to it?

      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Too many newbie marketers make the huge mistake of sending fresh traffic directly to the offer.
      I heard around that for $0 budget newbies that just need to start earning m oney ASAP it was best NOT to collect leads and just send people directly to the offers wich is most likely a CPL typed of offers cuz making the customer having to type his name/email 2 times would decrease CR a lot so it was better no to do this. Thoughts?
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      • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
        Originally Posted by Latamgrinder View Post

        .Do you have the link to it?


        I heard around that for $0 budget newbies that just need to start earning m oney ASAP it was best NOT to collect leads and just send people directly to the offers wich is most likely a CPL typed of offers cuz making the customer having to type his name/email 2 times would decrease CR a lot so it was better no to do this. Thoughts?
        pmd a non aff link to you and as for the question, its probably best to read and understand all views and make your own call as to the direction your boat will sail.

        It probably wont matter what you do there will always be people who agree and those that do not, so learn to listen, learn then make your own direction, you can only learn from making an action and redirect if needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reiters N
    Hi, Willem

    your main task will always be traffic generation. You can start by finding ways to drive free traffic and then adding paid advertising methods to your traffic mix.
    I focus on four critical steps:

    Select the right Affiliate Products - converts best

    Consider buying the product before promoting It - so, you know what you promoute

    Do Social Media Marketing to get more traffic - this can be hard but must do for free traffic

    Consider Using Redirect / "Pretty" Links or similar

    So, try this and see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Originally Posted by Willem F Maritz View Post

    Hi,
    Now I find myself in a bit of a major disadvantage!

    I only have about 200 contacts on Facebook of whom I'd guess about only 50 follows me. On Instagram I only have about 68 followers.
    I think the disadvantage you have is your thinking, you have the whole internet to promote to, you are the only one restricting your potential audience.

    I know my question is gonna be almost like asking for water from a rock, but I desperately need your help to get a business started that can actually start producing a profit for me.
    that's everybody's goal, and everybody starts from scratch, ? study successful people

    I have tried multiple free traffic sites, but have not been successful in gaining any conversions that way.

    I am currently trying to promote Clickbank products as an affiliate to try and start getting some kind of income!

    Please guys I would really appreciate any help that I can get!
    You have not provided really much details, tried free traffic sites ? but no conversions, what when how are you promoting, so many variables.

    how are you trying to promote clickbank products, another variable ? try and look at people who are where you want to be and understand what they are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinX8
    Start article writing service, earn the money you need, invest them. Done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reiters N
    Hi, Willem
    so - have tried multiple free traffic sites, but have not been successful in gaining any conversions that way-

    if traffic is your strong side may be try to promote Clickfunnels,

    Rrussel Brunson really helps you CONVERT
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  • Profile picture of the author DRP
    Originally Posted by Willem F Maritz View Post

    I know my question is gonna be almost like asking for water from a rock, but I desperately need your help to get a business started that can actually start producing a profit for me.
    No budget? No dice! Hang it up and get a job.
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