I'm a beginner, Where do I start?

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Hello People,

I am a noob padawan learning the art of affiliate marketing and want you (the almighty Internet) to tell me where to start.

I am looking for two things:

1. How to best network with other affiliates?
2. What makes you successful?
#beginner #learn #payout #start #success
  • Profile picture of the author oWEN tEBB
    Ok just so im clear on what your asking.....

    Your asking what the best performing platform to succeed with Affilate Marketing?

    As for what makes me successful.... Well my last month Paypal account says im successful ($6400 in one month.) But in all seriousness being successful will vary from person to person as we have our own ideas on success. With that said the reason i'm successful is because I have built a strong foundation and great understanding of the basics. These basics are essential if you are to become successful. Now im not talking about skills because it takes more than just programming, marketing, traffic generation skills. In fact you need to train your brain on how to learn, how you plan, how you can maximize your productivity and more importantly how you self motivate yourself!!!

    Anyway I look forward to hearing from you and please any questions you may have don't hesistate to ask as I will be more than happy to answer them.

    Owen
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by oWEN tEBB View Post

      Ok just so im clear on what your asking.....

      Your asking what the best performing platform to succeed with Affilate Marketing?

      As for what makes me successful.... Well my last month Paypal account says im successful ($6400 in one month.) But in all seriousness being successful will vary from person to person as we have our own ideas on success. With that said the reason i'm successful is because I have built a strong foundation and great understanding of the basics. These basics are essential if you are to become successful. Now im not talking about skills because it takes more than just programming, marketing, traffic generation skills. In fact you need to train your brain on how to learn, how you plan, how you can maximize your productivity and more importantly how you self motivate yourself!!!

      Anyway I look forward to hearing from you and please any questions you may have don't hesistate to ask as I will be more than happy to answer them.

      Owen
      Wow, thanks for the quick reply. You have been super helpful, but I do have one questions. What do you mean "train your brain to think differently"? How should I be thinking?
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    • Profile picture of the author bule69
      Originally Posted by oWEN tEBB View Post

      Ok just so im clear on what your asking.....

      Your asking what the best performing platform to succeed with Affilate Marketing?

      As for what makes me successful.... Well my last month Paypal account says im successful ($6400 in one month.) But in all seriousness being successful will vary from person to person as we have our own ideas on success. With that said the reason i'm successful is because I have built a strong foundation and great understanding of the basics. These basics are essential if you are to become successful. Now im not talking about skills because it takes more than just programming, marketing, traffic generation skills. In fact you need to train your brain on how to learn, how you plan, how you can maximize your productivity and more importantly how you self motivate yourself!!!

      Anyway I look forward to hearing from you and please any questions you may have don't hesistate to ask as I will be more than happy to answer them.

      Owen
      I liked the way you said basic foundation of basics, do you mind sharing those?
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    • Profile picture of the author jack rozario
      yup..I agree with the first reply..The affiliate marketing strategies vary from a person to person and from a business to business.All we need to have is the strong determination and the passion for the affiliate marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Hey xharrisonx,
    Welcome aboard


    1. You can network right here with many affiliates. But it also depends what your purpose is ? Do you want to engage with them to JV with products you are going to be creating ? Or just to engage with affiliates to get insight and give support to each other ?

    2. I think ONE of the many things I have learned over the years that helps me is just doing the little things that others won't do EACH and EVERYDAY NO MATTER WHAT and sticking with it.

    Having self- discipline is such a important skill to develop in this business


    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Hey xharrisonx,
      Welcome aboard


      1. You can network right here with many affiliates. But it also depends what your purpose is ? Do you want to engage with them to JV with products you are going to be creating ? Or just to engage with affiliates to get insight and give support to each other ?

      2. I think ONE of the many things I have learned over the years that helps me is just doing the little things that others won't do EACH and EVERYDAY NO MATTER WHAT and sticking with it.

      Having self- discipline is such a important skill to develop in this business


      - Robert Andrew
      Thank you for the great insight Robert. I am learning that everything basically comes down to work ethic and consistency. My interest are more JV than being an affiliate only. I like the partnership that comes from JV. I want to succeed, but more importantly, I want to help others succeed. I am a product creator (specifically marketing automation software) and young affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author oWEN tEBB
    What I mean is talking about doing something is different to actally DOING IT. Its takes a strong committed person to get started in this business. SO MANY fail because they get overwhelmed with information that it actually overloads them and they lose clarity.

    Check out my previous post to see that I offer advice on how important it is to build a solid foundation and slowly building up towards your ultimate goal. If you want, I can talk you through it or answer any other questions you may have.
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by oWEN tEBB View Post

      What I mean is talking about doing something is different to actally DOING IT. Its takes a strong committed person to get started in this business. SO MANY fail because they get overwhelmed with information that it actually overloads them and they lose clarity.

      Check out my previous post to see that I offer advice on how important it is to build a solid foundation and slowly building up towards your ultimate goal. If you want, I can talk you through it or answer any other questions you may have.
      Again, thanks youhttp://cdn.warriorforum.com/images/s...lies_smile.png
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  • Its not about the money but the person of value that you become in the process.

    Money is the byproduct of your self seeking self worth

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  • Ok, I'll take a shot here:

    1. pick a niche, I wont say how there are 1000000000000 tutorials go over 3 and you are all set
    2. find a domain for the niche you picked in #1
    3. register the domain
    4. regisetr hosting
    5 install wordpress
    6 install theme
    7 pick an affiliate network (there 10000000000000 tutorials watch 3)
    8 every day write posts then post on blog
    9 promote (there are 100000000000 tutorials how to promote build back links)
    10 capture leads on email list
    11 buld auto responder
    12 do eamil blast
    13 repeat process

    Yes its to simple but it works

    YES YES YES i know 99.99% of you smart poeple will not do it because! yes i hear it 1000 times!

    Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      When I started out 12 years ago I chose affiliate marketing as my business model just like you are. I came to this forum almost everyday and just read threads that interested me. I did not post much, but I absorbed as much knowledge as I could and gradually began to implement some of what I was learning. I tried to pay attention to the people on this forum who were really making money. People like Willie Crawford John Reese, and Stone Evans come to mind.

      One other point. Don't be afraid to get into the game. Making mistakes is a good learning tool as well as long as you do not repeat them.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbean
      Originally Posted by HelpingYouBeAnExpert View Post

      Ok, I'll take a shot here:

      1. pick a niche, I wont say how there are 1000000000000 tutorials go over 3 and you are all set
      2. find a domain for the niche you picked in #1
      3. register the domain
      4. regisetr hosting
      5 install wordpress
      6 install theme
      7 pick an affiliate network (there 10000000000000 tutorials watch 3)
      8 every day write posts then post on blog
      9 promote (there are 100000000000 tutorials how to promote build back links)
      10 capture leads on email list
      11 buld auto responder
      12 do eamil blast
      13 repeat process

      Yes its to simple but it works

      YES YES YES i know 99.99% of you smart poeple will not do it because! yes i hear it 1000 times!

      Dan
      This is the recurring theme on all threads about how to do this, perhaps give it a shot and then be one of the thousands of people that post it.

      I am working through this process now, it can't be repeated so constantly and consistently for no reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    (the almighty Internet)
    AKA 95% straight bullsh*t! This thread is a good example of that.

    tell me where to start.
    With the basics, of course. In Internet marketing the "basics" is a sales funnel. It's the core of every online business and here's http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html.

    Be very careful who you listen to on this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post


      Be very careful who you listen to on this forum.
      I appreciate the truth you speak. I only want the truth.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashMoneyOnline
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    I would start with building a list and getting some instant cash money coming in. I like instant payment programs that pay me $250 day for some extra money. My main business is solo ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by CashMoneyOnline View Post

      I would start with building a list and getting some instant cash money coming in. I like instant payment programs that pay me $250 day for some extra money. My main business is solo ads.
      Where would I find good solo ad providers that actually have good traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Learn how to drive targeted traffic and do email marketing. These 2 things are the things that will make you powerful online. There are alot of ways that you can make money online. Alot of different things that you can promote. But if all you have is a product and no good way to promote it, then you will fail. Start from the beginning. Any question that you have in your mind ask *us* and do thorough searches using the "search" feature at the top.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    The mindset you need is: What value can you bring with your efforts that will help others achieve something?

    It can't just be all about you, and what you want. If you approach affiliate and JV marketing from this mindset, you'll have a much easier road to earning from your efforts.
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post

      The mindset you need is: What value can you bring with your efforts that will help others achieve something?
      You don't have to tell me your secrets, but I would like to know some of the things you do that help add value to you and other people? in your marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author pienisieni
    Some very good points here.

    I think one of the best advice I ever got and have much experienced. Is that do something that you would like to see for yourself, something you are passionate about. That's where often the most interesting and successful results are, in more ways than just a Paypal account balance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    The best way to network is to find like-minded people. At Warrior Forums the best thing to do is to look at forums that you are particularly interested in to find out who's posting and then p.m. people individually and ask for advice and tips to help you grow your experience. In my opinion The best way to succeed is to have someone who can offer you some good affiliate marketing coaching. all the best I wish you well.
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  • Profile picture of the author oWEN tEBB
    Yes I will share everything I have learnt but it will have to be later because im having a romantic meal with my wife and she threatened to take the phone off me as I have been bombarded with messages all day. I suppose she has a point it is our anniversary after all. Anyway interested please pm and I will get back to you
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  • Profile picture of the author ktran51
    Wow. It's amazing how quick the response is for Harrison.

    I am a beginner myself and have always wanted to get started with affiliate marketing but with my financial situation after graduation and job hunt I don't know where to start!

    I've always said to myself to find a full-time job first and put the residual income towards affiliate marketing. Without a full-time job and limited capital, what would be the first steps in getting started with affiliate marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author gmarklin
    Do some research, find something that interest you when you do, if you have the money get a mentor, and work hard and stick to it. Do not jump around from one thing to the next. That's a waste of time and money
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  • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
    So...

    This is what I've learned so far:
    1. Create a system filled with the basics
    2. Find a niche that you are passionate about that helps other people
    3. Painfully follow that system
    4. Keep asking for help when I fail

    Am I missing something??
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  • Profile picture of the author automationhero
    I highly suggest joining the War Room. It's only like $100 for the year and there are great threads in there where you can really learn from other Warriors who are serious about IM and can help you get a massive jump start in this world.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jaudet
    So many options for you and you will mostly get lot of different answers from everybody. Even if you are a beginner, that doesn't mean you NEED to make beginner mistakes. I did many as I began 10 years ago.

    This is why warrior forum exists. My best advice would be to read, read, and read again around here. You'll learn a LOT.

    My personnal best advice would be not to venture in the small commission affiliate marketing. Instead, even if you're a newbie, you can earn big by focusing on the right affiliate programs or the right services you want to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author tourist
    I am a newbie too.
    sorry .i can not give you advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author OnTheRun
    I think the secret is to have lots & lots of traffic on your site!
    Plus, building a nice sense of community won't hurt, so people will trust you, thus end up buying from you
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  • Profile picture of the author nooman ahmed
    Step 1 Have a blog (its like the virtual business car)

    Step 2 Create a free report to entice subscribers

    Step 3 Generate traffic to that free report with a landing page
    Traffic is either paid or free. Paid is faster.

    Thats the basics of it.

    Hope it helps
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    • Profile picture of the author xharrisonx
      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      Learn sales funnels and start a list. You will thank me in 3 months
      Love this idea!! I will thank you in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author regulardan
    First prove to yourself that you can drive targeted traffic. If you fail to do that, nothing else will matter. This may sound a little vague but it is true.

    Learn how to do something and share valuable information with others (list building/relationship building).
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    The signature promotion in this thread is disgusting, almost 50% of people preaching advice that supports their sigs. Common now kids.
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    • Profile picture of the author citygirl777
      Originally Posted by webmonopoly View Post

      The signature promotion in this thread is disgusting, almost 50% of people preaching advice that supports their sigs. Common now kids.
      Where are these signatures people talk about? I don't see them in posts....
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    This forum is a good place for asking questions, learning from others, talking to people doing similar things etc.

    Amazon is one of the best affiliate networks because buyers trust it, they are VERY good at selling, you've got lots of real customer reviews to summarize and quote when writing product reports (honest works MUCH better than hype, for physical-products, unless you are a very accomplished copywriter).

    So pick a niche with suitable products on Amazon, i.e. products you can't buy from a typical WalMart, products that are more than $100, and products which sell well and have lots of customer reviews, get your domain and hosting, and create the very best, most useful and interesting content you can, including honest product reports, with comparisons, alternatives, pros/cons, etc.

    It's not difficult to do, but does require learning a few things along the way. I'd say Amazon affiliate work is the most reliable IM method I know (I've done lots!) . . . if you write honest informative product reports which help people make better buying decisions, you will get commissions, simple as that.

    So, get started

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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Originally Posted by xharrisonx View Post

    Hello People,

    I am a noob padawan learning the art of affiliate marketing and want you (the almighty Internet) to tell me where to start.

    I am looking for two things:

    1. How to best network with other affiliates?
    2. What makes you successful?



    Hi,

    You'll best stand out to other affiliates if they have their own products and
    you have a list of subscribers.

    What I mean by this is that if you own a large enough list you can then promote
    the hell out of their products and get onto their RADAR so to speak.

    And when YOU release a product they can then support your launch too.

    That is one SHORT cut to getting in front of affiliates and becoming a leader-board
    product launch type of affiliate.

    You're leveraging "List Building" and "TOP Affiliates" to do both.

    All the best,

    Gavin
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  • Profile picture of the author karlene
    Hey there

    I think it's great to reach out and to his research to get some ideas.

    I would say the best way to start is to learn email marketing, this will be the backbone of your business.

    You should start by building a list, getting them to know like and trust you and then promote affiliate products from places like clickbank.

    Always provide great valuable in your emails to your list and they will look forward to hearing from you and open your emails.

    To build a list you need to

    1. create an opt-in page - you will also need an auto responder for this like Aweber, Get Response
    2. get traffic to that page to get subscribers
    3. maintain a good relationship with these subscribers
    4. then market to these subscribers after you have nurtured the relationship
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  • Profile picture of the author mhall8444
    Building a list is super helpful to get started... Here is an article you will find helpful from one of the top IM'rs...
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSorcerer
    I'm going to give you the best advice I can give if you're a determined, self-starting type of person.

    • Learn to drive traffic.
    • Create an AWESOME ebook on a subject you know well or can research and then know it well.
    • GIVE IT AWAY! to build your own mailing list (you'll need this if you want to be a successful JV).
    • Start selling affiliate products to your list that you FULLY believe in and are willing to help the members of your list that purchase from you succeed and learn.
    • RINSE AND REPEAT.


    My final advice to a beginner would be DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE purchase a membership to the War Room!

    This is my quick and down and dirty advice to a COMPLETE newbie starting out. I actually hate that word (newbie) but it's become a mainstay.

    CyberSorcerer
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  • Profile picture of the author SDsurfer
    If you're specifically looking for a program to follow (because I know that's what I wanted when I got started), here's my advice. It doesn't matter which one you pick, but that you pick ONE, STICK with it. Avoid getting distracted by shiny object syndrome. And TAKE ACTION. You'd be floored at how many people have ALL the information they could ever need to succeed already in hand but never take even one tiny step to make something happen. So pick a direction and move forward.
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    • Profile picture of the author citygirl777
      Originally Posted by SDsurfer View Post

      If you're specifically looking for a program to follow (because I know that's what I wanted when I got started), here's my advice. It doesn't matter which one you pick, but that you pick ONE, STICK with it. Avoid getting distracted by shiny object syndrome. And TAKE ACTION. You'd be floored at how many people have ALL the information they could ever need to succeed already in hand but never take even one tiny step to make something happen. So pick a direction and move forward.
      You just called me out! LOL I am seriously suffering from analysis paralysis!
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