New to the forums! Would love some guidance!

by Stylez
10 replies
Hello Warriors, I've been a long time lurker here and I just signed up today to learn from the best!

For the past few months, I've been entertaining the thought of starting a blog/website to begin affiliate marketing, but I don't know where to start at all. On one hand, I feel like I have a good grasp on the process, but at the same time, there's a voice in the back of my head telling me that I don't. With that in mind, I've been educating myself these past couple of weeks on the concept of affiliate marketing, and how if you're willing to put in the time and effort, then it could certainly be worth it in the end.

What I would like in terms of guidance from you experts is, are there any general guidelines that you can adhere to if you're just starting? I've been looking at a few "guides" on the web, but I'd rather ask the forum rather than trying to follow an article/blog post with it's own affiliate links included. Also, some guides that I've read seem to contradict each other as well. Any nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

--Stylez
#affiliate marketing #forums #guidance #love #money making
  • Profile picture of the author Eugenius360
    Hey Stylez,

    I'm also new to the forum and asked the same kinda question in my thread 'Do I need a mentor'. Got some great responses...check it out might be useful.

    Us noobs have to stick together lol

    good luck
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9904760].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
    Originally Posted by Stylez View Post

    I've been educating myself these past couple of weeks on the concept of affiliate marketing, and how if you're willing to put in the time and effort, then it could certainly be worth it in the end.
    --Stylez
    Put what you learnt into action, you really won't learn anything theorically.

    You have to start taking action, that's the only way you will succeed.

    Start simple. Go register a domain, a host, start putting a simple website together, rite some content on your website and sign up for affiliate sites and put banners / lins on your pages..
    and drive traffic using free and paid means...

    Taking Action, Is better than reading 100 articles.
    Signature
    Get Weekly Payouts Stream -Using- My Autopilot Money Machine


    Discover & Jump into the 2015's Hottest Income Opportunity -- (Viral Stuff.)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9904763].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    Check this page out , started a couple hours ago by someone in the same position as you who asked a fairly similar question.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9904877].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    the best way to learn is from trial and error.. Its unlikely that your first ever sie is going to be successful, but you will learn a hell of a lot from it regardless.. It takes ppl a good few sites before they start seeing serious green from it..
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905558].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author AngelicPen
      Originally Posted by QueenMelanie View Post

      the best way to learn is from trial and error.. Its unlikely that your first ever sie is going to be successful, but you will learn a hell of a lot from it regardless.. It takes ppl a good few sites before they start seeing serious green from it..
      Hi Queen
      the best way to learn is from trial and error..
      trial and error might take eternity to produce result! in fact you might never make any real money using trial and error method...

      Yes definitely you will learn a lot when you do it yourself, but if you dont have a proven method that has been used by others and certified to be a winning formula you might be in the wood without knowing where to turn...

      we all need a light in our path to greatness...
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905699].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    just start and ask questions as you go

    al
    Signature
    The Flu? Not worthy of a mention here???
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905698].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Stylez View Post

    Hello Warriors, I've been a long time lurker here and I just signed up today to learn from the best!

    For the past few months, I've been entertaining the thought of starting a blog/website to begin affiliate marketing, but I don't know where to start at all. On one hand, I feel like I have a good grasp on the process, but at the same time, there's a voice in the back of my head telling me that I don't. With that in mind, I've been educating myself these past couple of weeks on the concept of affiliate marketing, and how if you're willing to put in the time and effort, then it could certainly be worth it in the end.

    What I would like in terms of guidance from you experts is, are there any general guidelines that you can adhere to if you're just starting? I've been looking at a few "guides" on the web, but I'd rather ask the forum rather than trying to follow an article/blog post with it's own affiliate links included. Also, some guides that I've read seem to contradict each other as well. Any nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    --Stylez
    Hey, and welcome to the forum. If you've read guides and stuff about affiliate marketing, you're probably ready to jump in. Making money online is one of those things where you learn the most by doing. With that said, the first thing you should have decided on is the niche market you want to go into (i.e. dating, weight loss, a sport like golf - very popular, toys, electronics, learn Spanish, learn guitar, fashion, pet care - dog training is popular, gardening, and so on). You should choose a niche that's not only profitable but one you know a little something about.

    Choosing a niche that you're already in will help you to write content and better help you to connect with your audience. For example, I was a Spanish major in college, so that's the first site I created. Since I was already in the niche, I was also familiar with a lot of the products, so I was just able to write from my head. You should have an idea of the products you want to promote within your niche before you get started as well. Once you know this stuff, you basically hit the ground running and get traffic to your site.

    Joey
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905706].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Stylez View Post

    Hello Warriors, I've been a long time lurker here and I just signed up today to learn from the best!

    For the past few months, I've been entertaining the thought of starting a blog/website to begin affiliate marketing, but I don't know where to start at all. On one hand, I feel like I have a good grasp on the process, but at the same time, there's a voice in the back of my head telling me that I don't. With that in mind, I've been educating myself these past couple of weeks on the concept of affiliate marketing, and how if you're willing to put in the time and effort, then it could certainly be worth it in the end.

    What I would like in terms of guidance from you experts is, are there any general guidelines that you can adhere to if you're just starting? I've been looking at a few "guides" on the web, but I'd rather ask the forum rather than trying to follow an article/blog post with it's own affiliate links included. Also, some guides that I've read seem to contradict each other as well. Any nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    --Stylez
    I would say pick and choose a proven business model ( there are many) and stick to it. There will be times during this process when the Model seems to not be working. This period happens to all of us.

    But many people quit , when right around the corner Success would have appeared. Just so close and the person hangs it up too early

    I have see this happen a lot.


    - Robert Andrew
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905920].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    I tell this to everyone that's new in affiliate. The best way to start is just to set up your first domain. Don't expect it to be a huge success. But your second one may be!
    You will learn SO MUCH when doing all that. Reading to much can cause information overload and scare you and you will not know what to do anymore.

    Get a domain and a host, set up webmastertools and google analytics (important)

    It won't cost you much, and when starting in affiliate marketing, sooner or later you will need your own domain.

    Pick a topic, any topic. Register a domain at namecheap. Connect it to your host (hostgator, ipage, etc). Connect it to google webmaster tools, google analytics. Put out some content and promote your first clickbank product. track your visitor. read about SEO. By doing all that you will learn A LOT more than by reading the all that crap over and over again.

    Don't be intiminated by all the stuff you need to do, it's fun and informative, go step-by-step. Hostgator and other big hosting companies offer 1-click-wordpress installation. Pick a theme and start your page.

    Be persistent, don't expect immediate results.

    Good Luck
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9905965].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    Starting a blog is good, but in these days it is hard to get Pagerank and rank in SERPS for new domains. For affiliate marketing you go with what you thought and want to start, then ask questions about it here.
    Make sure get a great domain that should match niche what you want. If you are not sure consult someone in this forum so they can proceed you with ease.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[9906122].message }}

Trending Topics