Successful Affiliate Marketers

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Hi guys

I understand the basics of affiliate marketing but I would like to follow a successful affiliate marketer.

Who would you recommend that is very good at what they do and offer a great training program for newbies? It's important for me to have a mentor that I can learn from, copy and be part of a group. I have set aside some money to join a training program but there are so many "successful" affiliate marketers out there that it's hard to distinguish who is genuine and offers great training from those who just make money from people signing up to join their program and leaves them high and dry.

I'm not looking for a get rich quick program. I have the time to put into learning and building a successful business but would appreciate a few recommendations. I want to learn how to set up a business and do this properly.
#affiliate #marketers #successful
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    My advice: research.

    Your post here is likely to attract approximately 378 private messages. And not your typical private messages, either. The eager, throw money at me, look at these bogus stats, ignore that chap, look at this, amazing, huh? type of private messages. In short: the kind you should avoid with as much zeal as yours truly avoids household chores and episodes of Devious Maids. Avoid, then.

    Whenever someone comes looking for a mentor or coach, since the two are very different, they tend to make a common mistake. Which is: the potential student is unaware of the direction they'd like to take. You, on the other hand, know you'd like to learn affiliate marketing. This is good for a number of reasons, but one very pertinent one is this: no coach is a master of everything. We have our specialisms. I, for instance, am likely the most adept person on Warrior Forum when it comes to finger-dancing in my office to AC/ DC. It took many decades to not only acquire the knowledge but to make that knowledge my own. And this, in a decidedly less than succinct nutshell, is what you need to consider when looking for a coach. Does he or she appear to have a mastery in the given subject? Be it finger-dancing or affiliate marketing or anything else.

    What I suggest:

    1. Take stock of the recommendations that follow.
    2. Ignore all unsolicited private messages from mentors or coaches.
    3. Read affiliate marketing topics on Warrior Forum.
    4. Make note of the WF authority figures in affiliate marketing.
    5. Discover if they coach.
    6. Examine their websites, their testimonials.
    7. Compare program features and pricing.
    8. Take a while to get a feel for them by reading their posts.
    9. Contact "them" for a chat.
    10. Are they eager to accept you?
    11. Or are they choosy about who they accept?
    12. You want number #11.

    Warrior Forum is, in many ways, an ongoing resume of sorts. Every post we lay down speaks volumes about us, and the posts in their entirety form that resume.

    Hold onto your money, is my suggestion, and research. Consider, also, if you even need a coach. There are pros and cons to having one. You might prefer the DIY, go it alone approach, or you might flourish as a marketer with the aid of instruction.

    Cheers! - Tom

    I Coach: Learn More | My Latest WF Thread: Dead Domains/ Passive Traffic

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  • Profile picture of the author nahidhasan2025
    You can follow Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income
    You dont have customers, because you do nothing to get them
    45 seconds to find SEO issues on your website
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Rosalind Gardner has been successfully affiliate marketing for some time and has some titles available on Amazon as well as the blog I linked to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
    All The Real Marketers Are Gone. There's Nothing Left But Weak, Sniveling Wanna-Bees!
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    No matter what path you take, make sure to learn to build an email list, so you can follow up with potential prospects, as very few will convert the first time they see your offer. Also, by building a list, your building an asset that you can later generate traffic at a very low cost for other offers.

    I actual do things a bit different then most here. I acquire data(email) that's targeted...I know what the person was interested in and that a (PPL: pay per lead) offer exists that matches what they were interested in. I also generate co-reg data based on the same principle.

    With leads, there's nothing to buy(no credit card required). All the user has to do is fill out a form for me to make make money VS having to make a sale. So conversion rates are typically much higher. There's decent leads that exist that pay $20-$60 that work well on a front-end campaign, so in many cases, I'm making as much if I had made a sale.

    When I acquire data, all I care about is breaking-even on the cost. Not making a profit once I get to break-even is slim to none, because I now have an asset that is fully paid for that I can continue to market to(generate traffic) for very little cost and obviously promote additional offers to as well.

    This is what I have been doing for 15 years because it works. However, there is far more involved than what I wrote, which is just a very basic outline. Just something to think about.
    How to Build LARGE EMAIL LISTS on a Budget and MONETIZE Like a PRO
    20+ Years Exp . . . . . . . . . . . . Email - CPA - PPL
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  • Profile picture of the author Mairin44
    Thanks all for the helpful replies.

    mmmmmm isaktheim really? Anyway, how does this answer my question about successful affiliate marketers exactly?
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  • Profile picture of the author mr criminology
    Neil Patel, he is the greatest marketer ever. Go to his personal blog and subscribed to one of his products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Complex
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    • Profile picture of the author morg2k2
      My sincere answer to your question is to Research by yourself. This forum is good for it, but in some ways it can mislead you and bring you some sort of confusion, but even with that handicap i believe it will be much better to hire a coach that may have great odds of being someone who don´t know much about marketing but can hit your pocket like mad. I have seen some cases where some self called GURUs will charge you 5k - 10k to coach you just crap.

      So first subscribe the the War Room Section of this forum that is paid but will worth every single penny.

      Start learning each element of Affiliate marketing at a time, you can put a goal of 2-3 month to learn each element and then go to the next one. If you are more the lazy kind of guy then aim to a lower goal, like 6 month per element.

      I Believe the war room will give you so many information that you will need to have time read so many good stuff. Then when you have learned something, take action, even if you fail you will know about it and will try to fix the error in order to succeed.

      The worst thing in IM its when people don´t take action and believe that everything is a scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    I would recommend Anik Signal and Mark Ling to my friend s and family. These are the guys who have mastered the art of teaching Internet marketing and do 1 on 1 coaching as well. Most of all both are millionaires from being successful in that area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mairin44
    This pm made me smile

    "So if this is something that interest you please let me know. I only ask for a few hundred investment upfront and thats it. Hope you see the value in what I am offering but either way its great to make a new friend here on the forum. Look forward to your reply my friend."

    I'm not saying that he's not genuine but it does raise a red flag when someone says they have some valuable info to offer makes contact privately.
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