Affiliate Marketing....

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helloo guys
i need somebody to put me through with affiliate marketing and the tools i would be needing because i am new to online money making.... thank you
#affiliate #marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You joined in 2011 so guess it is time to get started.

    Start with the thread below...

    Due to the current pandemic I will no longer be shaking hands or giving hugs. You may wave, bow to me or give me the finger...your choice.

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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      You joined in 2011 so guess it is time to get started.
      actually they probably just purchased a 2011 account

      "Theater, sports, movies, and church are all driven primarily by an ancient desire to be in each other’s proximity." ~David Marcus~
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  • Hi, I think affiliate marketing is considered the easiest to jump on the bandwagon of internet marketing. It takes patience and consistency and definitely not an overnight success - slowly but surely and when it happens, it will be a good passive income that works for you round the clock !

    You will need to first research on which niche (industry) you would like to be in and do try to find a niche that interests you, if you need do content marketing and all to build your base and traffic to you selected affiliate product.

    Once you have selected the industry, you have to go to any affiliate marketing website to create an account with them. Some possible affiliate marketing platforms include but not limited to, Amazon, ClickBank, JV Zoo, etc. Select the product from the website by studying on some of their sales history, how many successful sales from some key indicators, what are their support in terms of marketing materials, etc.

    Thereafter, the key part of affiliate marketing will be how do you wish to promote the selected affiliated product(s). Do you wish to have your own blog, Fan Page or online advertisements. etc. There are free methods to promote, which can be in the form of blogs, Fan Page, website, squeeze page,e-mail marketing, etc and paid methods like Facebook/Instagram ads, Solo ads, Google ads, Microsoft ads, etc.

    The essence to success is to do content marketing and share what you know with your customers and do contribute valuable advice through your knowledge and articles.

    Personally, I prefer to have a mentorship as it saves you from many mistakes that otherwise you may make without a mentor. A mentor is able to guide you along and share his/her experience so you would head in the right direction and without having to spend too much time trying and failing. Mentorship is a short cut to one's learning journey in a new area of business.

    Hope you'll find the above helpful as it is difficult to detail everything here.

    Good luck !
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeMac89
      Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for the post.

      Do you have any suggestions on how to find the right mentor?

      I tried to ask for one in my introduction post but the forum took it down for advertising. I'm new and still learning the rules.

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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by MikeMac89 View Post

        Do you have any suggestions on how to find the right mentor?
        Mike, this is a common request by newcomers, but it's not necessarily the best way to start. Everyone comes into the business with a different set of skills and experiences. At this stage, you probably don't even know what you don't know.

        If you're set on affiliate marketing, you should spend some time going through the thread Kay linked to above. Make a note of the points you get and those you don't. Some affiliates are naturally drawn to email marketing, others to a more PPC-based model, others to niche blogging. Those are all different disciplines requiring their own training or research work. Only when you have a clear idea of what you need to learn, should you consider looking for a professional coach.

        The problem with coming straight into the forum and asking for a mentor is that you risk getting bombarded with offers from self-appointed "mentors" who see newbies as easy prey. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a mentor is a short cut to learning. Finding the right mentor for you will be easier if you work on yourself first.

        Good luck.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeMac89
          Thank you for taking the time to respond.

          My prior experience is with PPC, email marketing, and creating a word press website. This next time around I'd like to learn more SEO and growing the affiliate website organically.

          I better understand the problems of asking for a mentor right out of the gate... Managed my expectations and will continue to read this forum for advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    MikeMac89 -

    It's not uncommon for new members to hope someone will take them by the hand and 'mentor' them - but it's not a practical request. When you are asking to be 'mentored' you ask someone to take time away from their own business and their life - and spend that time helping you.

    Did you read the link I posted above? Or did you take a quick look and think 'wow, that's too much' and give up?

    What have you done so far? Have you built a site or blog or chosen a niche or joined affiliate programs? What is it you want a 'mentor' to teach you? For people here to advise you , they first need to know WHERE you are in the process.

    Usually the amount of expert help you can get on a forum depends on how much work you are putting into your project yourself. You can do affiliate marketing - and it's not that hard to learn it. Trust yourself and give it a shot.

    If you read for a bit on this forum you will see mentoring going on in thread after thread. Members asking detailed questions or having problems implementing one thing or another are being answered by those who understand the problem.

    Start with the basics that you can learn on your own - READ and absorb advice in various threads here.Ask specific questions as you get stuck. If you need constant or personal help you may need to hire a coach and pay for it. I wouldn't advise doing that when you are just starting out.

    Due to the current pandemic I will no longer be shaking hands or giving hugs. You may wave, bow to me or give me the finger...your choice.

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    • Profile picture of the author MikeMac89
      Kay King,

      Thank you for the blunt advise - that is often the best kind.

      The thread linked above is coincidentally the first one I read when I joined this forum. I do have prior experience with affiliate marketing/PPC (albeit 10 years ago) and understood majority of what Jeffery was conveying.

      A lot has changed in ten years and I'm now at the very beginning of my comeback to affiliate marketing. The first step I'd like to take is finding my niche before following the guide laid out by Jeffery. My fear is that I'll get stuck trying to find the perfect niche for me... Preferably I'd like a niche with high commissions and lower traffic than high traffic with lower commissions. I know this isn't always the best way but I enjoy the idea of working with high end products/services. Please let me know if you can share any valuable information on niche/keyword research.

      My idea of finding a mentor is not taking advantage of someones time... I definitely believe in giving back and/or partnering while doing majority of the work as instructed. However, you made a very valid point that these threads themselves are a form of mentorship.

      Again, I appreciate the bluntness and do not give up easy. You'll be seeing me around and I look forward to sharing my progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    I.think it's important to learn a skillset identify solutions in the market and network like your doing now.

    Being able to identify and solve is going to help you tremendously.The most important tool you need is your mind and a willingness to serve .

    You are not in this boat alone because most of us want to make money however money is a buy product of the value you bring to people,it's not just about merchandise.Think of ways you can impact peoples lives so much so that you enhance their overall customer experience .
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