Tips for starters in Affiliate Marketing?

by sophy8
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Hi, I am very keen to start affiliate marketing but I am a newbie...

I want to market a variety of products so where do I start??! Do I do a different YouTube channel for each type of product? Do I do a generic review blog where I review a variety of different products and have affiliate links to these?

And do I have to get my blog and YouTube channel established for months first or are there quicker ways? Help!
#affiliate #marketing #starting #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    first you want to find your niche. Before you do anything else do some searching and learn how to do niche research correctly.

    You should also go to affilorama and get a free membership, there you can learn a lot about affiliate marketing

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  • Profile picture of the author kc33
    If I were you I'd concentrate on 1 niche at a time. Keeps you focused. You can review multiple products in your niche. You can send a few links to your Youtube channel to get it boosted and ranked faster. Just go to Fiverr or Seo clerk.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
      Originally Posted by kc33 View Post

      You can send a few links to your Youtube channel to get it boosted and ranked faster. Just go to Fiverr or Seo clerk.
      Do NOT do this. Buying fake "views" is a recipe for disaster.

      The basics of pretty much any Internet business is called a sales funnel. Check out this thread to find out http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html

      Also, be very careful who you listen to on this forum. A lot of these people don't have a clue and they have no qualms about spouting nonsense that could sink your business before you even get started. Research everything yourself, no matter what I or anyone else says.
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      • Profile picture of the author sophy8
        Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

        Do NOT do this. Buying fake "views" is a recipe for disaster.

        The basics of pretty much any Internet business is called a sales funnel. Check out this thread to find out http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html

        Also, be very careful who you listen to on this forum. A lot of these people don't have a clue and they have no qualms about spouting nonsense that could sink your business before you even get started. Research everything yourself, no matter what I or anyone else says.
        Hi is there any chance you can link me to an example of your squeeze pages etc so I can see it in action please? Can I use Shortstack and mailchimp for these processes as I'm not prepared to invest too much into squeeze pages yet - thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    Make youtube videos/tutorials promoting the affiliate product in some way and then rank them
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

      Make youtube videos/tutorials promoting the affiliate product in some way and then rank them
      Thanks Michael - what do you mean by "rank them"? Sorry a bit new to this game!
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

        Thanks Michael - what do you mean by "rank them"? Sorry a bit new to this game!
        You seem to be really interested in video marketing. May I suggest you join the private sub forum here "High Voltage Video Forum" you can find it on the main page and it only costs $20.00 for lifetime access.

        That forum us run by Kurt Melvin, you can also get some great info at his blog KurtMelvin.com Youtube Video Marketing, SEO, Linking and lots more… |

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        • Profile picture of the author sophy8
          Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

          You seem to be really interested in video marketing. May I suggest you join the private sub forum here "High Voltage Video Forum" you can find it on the main page and it only costs $20.00 for lifetime access.

          That forum us run by Kurt Melvin, you can also get some great info at his blog KurtMelvin.com Youtube Video Marketing, SEO, Linking and lots more... |

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          Thanks so much for this - can you tell me how to find this forum or give me link? I have looked but not sure where you find the private sub-forums - thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author agmccall
            Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

            Thanks so much for this - can you tell me how to find this forum or give me link? I have looked but not sure where you find the private sub-forums - thanks
            Go to the warriorforum.com main page and scroll down about half way down the page you will see a section marked "Private Forums" it is one of the three private forums

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

          You seem to be really interested in video marketing. May I suggest you join the private sub forum here "High Voltage Video Forum" you can find it on the main page and it only costs $20.00 for lifetime access.

          That forum us run by Kurt Melvin, you can also get some great info at his blog KurtMelvin.com Youtube Video Marketing, SEO, Linking and lots more... |

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          I have been looking at this myself. I know Kurt offers a lot of Value in general. Iam on his List. So I think this is definitely a good bet
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      • Profile picture of the author chooseyourself
        Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

        Thanks Michael - what do you mean by "rank them"? Sorry a bit new to this game!
        Sophy9, he means trying to make your videos show up on the first page of
        YouTube or Google.

        My best recommendation for this is to make videos often in your niche.

        Start your YouTube channel if you want to create a YouTube channel where
        you maybe want to do product reviews.

        You can start your channel off with a bang if you have like 10-15 videos
        recorded from the get go, then just consistently keep making videos.

        If you're brave and want to use a platform that will get you more views faster...

        Then I recommend using a business-related Facebook profile and creating
        Facebook live videos helping people once you've built up a good following.

        Hope this helps!

        -Phil
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  • Profile picture of the author sophy8
    Can you promote products that you've never used yourself but you think look good? So for example I saw a great online singing lesson tutorial on Clickbank. How do I do a video on that without trying it? Or is that unethical? Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

      Can you promote products that you've never used yourself but you think look good? So for example I saw a great online singing lesson tutorial on Clickbank. How do I do a video on that without trying it? Or is that unethical? Thanks
      You should buy the product,especially if it is a "How-to" product. On the other hand, you can make a review site where the review is actually a buyers guide for physical products. these reviews can be done with some research at sites like consumer reports and the manufacturers website

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      • Profile picture of the author sophy8
        So are you saying, if I research a physical product enough, I could review it without purchasing it? When you say "review site" do you mean I create a review blog? Or an actual website? Many thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author agmccall
          Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

          So are you saying, if I research a physical product enough, I could review it without purchasing it? When you say "review site" do you mean I create a review blog? Or an actual website? Many thanks.
          A blog and a Website are the same thing it is just a matter of what you use to develop it. Do not get too concerned with the mechanics.

          you might want to look into Erica Stones extreme review. http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...bonuses.html#1 (not affiliate link)

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    • Profile picture of the author bigeguide
      I was first used to read one book is that if affiliate by one product by your opt-in pages first advertising before sales pages.I understand that is not about for product explanation or author`s history drama,so just is let them being excitement.Of this reason i realized that costumers always want anything buy your product If they just want it buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    You should really try to use the product first...even you can contact the vendor and ask them if you can have a discount on trying the product before promoting it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry005
    Affiliate marketing is the art of doing a merchant's marketing better than they can, and profiting from it. So, you can create a good Youtube channel for it and also publish a good content related to advertisers on your website or blog. There are number of Affiliate Networks that work in Cost per Click, Cost per Sale, Cost per Impression, Cost Per Action, Cost per Lead and other payment models. Definitely, you can earn good money online if you have good web-traffic on your site/Youtube channel/blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    First, find a niche that solves people's problem and offer them the solution for $$$.

    Pick or create a product that's appealing.

    Build a site and opt in. Affiliate marketing and email marketing go hand in hand.

    Promote your site via blogging, SEO, Paid traffic, Video, forums and social media.

    Most importantly, your follow up system will determine your success rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author jinmin
    You can try 2 approaches. Create a review Youtube Channel and do review do all products regardless of the niche. The other way is to have a dedicated channel for each niche that you are reviewing. For eg, one channel for IM, another channel for Health niche, etc..

    I prefer the 2nd approach. You will be perceived as an "expert" in the niche that you are reviewing and your channel subscribers will be more targeted.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by jinmin View Post

      You can try 2 approaches. Create a review Youtube Channel and do review do all products regardless of the niche. The other way is to have a dedicated channel for each niche that you are reviewing. For eg, one channel for IM, another channel for Health niche, etc..

      I prefer the 2nd approach. You will be perceived as an "expert" in the niche that you are reviewing and your channel subscribers will be more targeted.
      YES! Thank you. This is what I was thinking of doing as Jon Penberthy suggested this and you can keyword everything to death including your channel name and uploaded vids. In terms of a lead magnet, is it best to try and get the product merchants to provide this as I may be trying to market a niche that I don't know much about. Or is that a bad idea? I should only stick to areas that I know??
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      • Profile picture of the author jinmin
        Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

        YES! Thank you. This is what I was thinking of doing as Jon Penberthy suggested this and you can keyword everything to death including your channel name and uploaded vids. In terms of a lead magnet, is it best to try and get the product merchants to provide this as I may be trying to market a niche that I don't know much about. Or is that a bad idea? I should only stick to areas that I know??
        For starting. I suggest to build channel and stick to areas that you know, at least for now. You can always take advantage of the lead magnet provided by merchant, even if you know the topic well as that's a time saver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Catherine Bueno
    Hello there,

    It's great that you have much interest in Affiliate Marketing. I see your point in making more money, that's why you want to market as many products as you can. However, as a newbie, the first and very important step to take is to BUILD YOUR OWN CREDIBILITY, and this is do-able by focusing first on a niche you have interest and knowledge about.

    Are you techy? Or do you love cooking? Determine what you are passionate about first, and make it your niche/focus in affiliate marketing. In this way, you will be enthusiastic in learning about it and writing about it. You can also do reviews on Youtube, however, it is usually ideal if you have the physical thing with you, so audiences can have a thorough look as well.

    In affiliate marketing, it is highly essential to build a blog or website; this will be your means to market the product. It would also be much better if you have a youtube account you can link to your website.

    Just take it easy pal, you'll get where you want to be...just be patient and start will small things, work on it and work right, and it will create a big fruitful impact sooner.

    Best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by Catherine Bueno View Post

      Hello there,

      It's great that you have much interest in Affiliate Marketing. I see your point in making more money, that's why you want to market as many products as you can. However, as a newbie, the first and very important step to take is to BUILD YOUR OWN CREDIBILITY, and this is do-able by focusing first on a niche you have interest and knowledge about.

      Are you techy? Or do you love cooking? Determine what you are passionate about first, and make it your niche/focus in affiliate marketing. In this way, you will be enthusiastic in learning about it and writing about it. You can also do reviews on Youtube, however, it is usually ideal if you have the physical thing with you, so audiences can have a thorough look as well.

      In affiliate marketing, it is highly essential to build a blog or website; this will be your means to market the product. It would also be much better if you have a youtube account you can link to your website.

      Just take it easy pal, you'll get where you want to be...just be patient and start will small things, work on it and work right, and it will create a big fruitful impact sooner.

      Best of luck!
      Aw thanks so much Catherine! Great advice. I already have a YouTube channel I started a few weeks ago demonstrating using craft products. This is my passion but I don't see any craft-related products on Clickbank - that's the problem I have. Also Amazon told me I don't have enough followers to be their affiliate but won't tell me how many followers I need!! V frustrating!
      Any advice on that would be ace. Thanks so much again
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    get your space ship built (niche blog, sumome, email sequence) before you go around profiting online.

    give your unique angle on the subject..and create content weekly..

    promote your content, comment on related forums and blogs, build a social media presence on a site with your target demo..

    once you got your first sale then your only job is to continue sending traffic to your site...

    with sumome your entire site becomes a squeeze page!

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    You should focus on what you want to be? And also you have to spend money for doing affiliate marketing. You have to collect leads and then you have to start marketing usually CPA marketplaces asks about $2 per leads and that you have to spend and that can drive sales for your company or project. You make your budget and go with it.
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    Take it slow and do not rush the end result. Biggest thing you can learn is researching. Take the time and research using both Google and Youtube and don't be in a rush to purchase anything right off the bat. Just using these to free sources you can learn alot...
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Also keep in mind that there is a big world outside of IM / MMO and just selling products.

    I've been promoting CPA offers for over 16 years...mainly PPL (pay per lead) offers.Which is just simple lead generation. The reason why I have always stuck with it, is because there's no credit card / purchase required in order to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher than offers that require a purchase.

    It's so much better than trying to sell users on buying this or that. I've done real well doing it, so I'm completely bias. So enough said.

    Something to think about.
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    Hello, Select your niche first, If possible build a blog and post quality content. Bring targeted visitors using forum marketing or other marketing methods and then collect leads from your website offering a free PDF. Build a relationship with your audience and promote quality products. Steps are less but time consuming and as a result you'll be making commissions. Thanks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Sophy, the best tip I can give you is to have a solid picture of the market you want to serve firmly in mind before you start. You mentioned crafting. This can be a very profitable collection of niches. If you look at Clickbank, try searching on the individual crafts, not generic terms like "crafting".

    As far as Amazon goes, set up a website and use that to apply to the associate program. Much, much easier getting accepted than using a YT channel.

    Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

    You seem to be really interested in video marketing. May I suggest you join the private sub forum here "High Voltage Video Forum" you can find it on the main page and it only costs $20.00 for lifetime access.

    That forum us run by Kurt Melvin, you can also get some great info at his blog KurtMelvin.com Youtube Video Marketing, SEO, Linking and lots more... |

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    Originally Posted by discrat View Post

    I have been looking at this myself. I know Kurt offers a lot of Value in general. Iam on his List. So I think this is definitely a good bet
    I've been a member since Kurt launched the section. It's not just a good bet, it's a winning bet.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      Sophy, the best tip I can give you is to have a solid picture of the market you want to serve firmly in mind before you start. You mentioned crafting. This can be a very profitable collection of niches. If you look at Clickbank, try searching on the individual crafts, not generic terms like "crafting".

      As far as Amazon goes, set up a website and use that to apply to the associate program. Much, much easier getting accepted than using a YT channel.





      I've been a member since Kurt launched the section. It's not just a good bet, it's a winning bet.
      Thanks SO much John - what a good idea to look for specific terms on Clickbank! Hadn't even thought of that (btw you must have read my posts carefully to see that I sold craft products and that's probably why you're such a senior member on here - it pays to be meticulous!)

      Amazon seems to want a YT channel with loads of followers but when you ask them how many - they say they cannot answer that question!! Would a blog do? I'm not able to finance a website yet.
      I'll certainly check out this Kurt dude! Thanks again
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    Make your plan and choose a method that you know working for other people, and dedicate yourself to that plan until you got your first commission. Do not change your methods every month, this business takes some time.

    There are many threads on forum about how they made their first $1 online, I am still reading such kind of posts time to time to keep myself motivated, and to learn easy methods even beginners can have success.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by Tokama2542 View Post

      Hi there! If you want to start right with affiliate marketing, you need to find the right partner (affiliate company) who can help you realize your goal of making more money. Like using an offerwall for instance, this tool is so effective in drawing traffic and increasing revenues provided that you have targeted the right market...
      What's an offer wall please? Is it something I can create on my landing page? Thanks
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    Do you know everything about your potential customers? Who are they - age, sex, professions, hobbies, likes, dislikes, etc.? When you answer this questions, you will know how to promote your products, because different groups of people use different resources.
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    Be sure to build your mailing list of subscribers and after that <= redirect them to your product (affiliate link)
    you must be sure to not waste your time/energy and get subs ( because subs mean $$$$$$$$)
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  • Profile picture of the author Francisco PIW
    You want to start the sooner the better. However, some precious research will help.

    Doing a couple of days of research should be enough. You are doing very well by posting here this, that means you are taking things seriously.

    The best way to learn is by trial/error. In your journey you will have successes and failures. Learn from both of them.

    Start by creating a video reviewing something you are familiar with, and then promote it. It doesn't need to be perfect, just useful.

    Here is where people get lost. They want to create "perfect" videos, and this is very time consuming when starting.

    To create a just ok useful video, it might take let's say 2 hours, to make it perfect you will need an extra 2 hours.

    What do you prefer 2 good useful videos promoting 2 different products or just 1 perfect video promotig only 1 product? This is up to you.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by Francisco PIW View Post

      You want to start the sooner the better. However, some precious research will help.

      Doing a couple of days of research should be enough. You are doing very well by posting here this, that means you are taking things seriously.

      The best way to learn is by trial/error. In your journey you will have successes and failures. Learn from both of them.

      Start by creating a video reviewing something you are familiar with, and then promote it. It doesn't need to be perfect, just useful.

      Here is where people get lost. They want to create "perfect" videos, and this is very time consuming when starting.

      To create a just ok useful video, it might take let's say 2 hours, to make it perfect you will need an extra 2 hours.

      What do you prefer 2 good useful videos promoting 2 different products or just 1 perfect video promotig only 1 product? This is up to you.

      Good luck!
      Absolutely and thank you for your kind words. Do I have to immediately start with landing pages etc? That's what's stopped me going straight for it because the idea of creating the lead magnet has stumped me! I have no trouble doing videos - I've done a bunch already with links back to my business page. Stumped by flipping lead magnets!!
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  • Sophy8,

    It's best to start out by comparing your existing resources against current market demand, competition, viable traffic sources, content viewing preferences of your ideal prospect buyers and realistically attainable long term plans for sustainability, growth and expansion ...

    For example, your existing resources might be:

    ** Significant expertise in breeding pink elephants;
    ** Substantial skills (and interest) in creating video guides and writing tutorials on how to take care of baby and adult pink elephants for people who speak your native language;
    ** Large professional and personal social networks relevant to pink elephants in general; and
    ** Say around $2K per month and 20 hours per week that you can use on anything (and afford to lose) ...

    So now, you can compare your existing resources against:

    1. Demand -- Is there significant demand for content, products and services that are relevant to pink elephant breeding and care? Do people who want these things regularly go to the Internet to view, discuss and share relevant content? Do they buy relevant products and services online? Do they continue to search for new relevant content and buy other related products and services online?

    2. Competition -- Who are your top direct competitors on the Internet when it comes to providing relevant content, products and services to these people? Are some of them household brands when it comes to pink elephants in general? Where do they get their Web traffic? Where do they advertise? How do they grab the attention of their target audience? How do they connect and engage these people with their Web content? How do they entice them to take their offers? How do they compel them to buy whatever they're offering? Finally, can you do a better job at these things than most of them, through the use of your existing resources?

    3. Viable Traffic Sources -- Where do many of your target buyers go online to search, discuss and share relevant content with others? Where do they go on the Web to buy relevant products and services? With your existing resources, can you identify and use the best traffic sources of your top direct competitors to cost-effectively funnel your target buyers from those online places to your Web properties? Can you tap your professional and personal social networks as viable traffic sources? Can you find good partners in laterally relevant subject areas or industries and establish mutually beneficial partnership arrangements with them?

    4. Content Viewing Preferences of Your Target Buyers on the Web -- Using your existing resources in those traffic sources, partner places and in your own Web properties, can you:

    ** Effectively grab the attention of your target audience;
    ** Keep them entertained and interested in viewing your content;
    ** Show them your authority, personality and character to make them think and feel that you're a friendly expert in pink elephant breeding and care;
    ** Engage them with your content to make them desire more content from you; and
    ** Fully trust and share your recommendations when it comes to relevant products and services?

    5. Sustainability, Growth & Expansion -- Can you realistically achieve your target RoI? How? Will you be capable of using your earnings to fully run your venture? How and when? Will you be able to generate significant repeat business and referral sales from your existing customers? How? Will you be able to re-invest some of your earnings to grow your venture? How and when? Will you be able to use some of your earnings to scale or expand what you're doing to other relevant profitable ventures? How and when and what other relevant profitable ventures?

    Yes, it looks like hard work because in my opinion, that's how people start a potentially profitable business venture.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

      Sophy8,

      It's best to start out by comparing your existing resources against current market demand, competition, viable traffic sources, content viewing preferences of your ideal prospect buyers and realistically attainable long term plans for sustainability, growth and expansion ...

      For example, your existing resources might be:

      ** Significant expertise in breeding pink elephants;
      ** Substantial skills (and interest) in creating video guides and writing tutorials on how to take care of baby and adult pink elephants for people who speak your native language;
      ** Large professional and personal social networks relevant to pink elephants in general; and
      ** Say around $2K per month and 20 hours per week that you can use on anything (and afford to lose) ...

      So now, you can compare your existing resources against:

      1. Demand -- Is there significant demand for content, products and services that are relevant to pink elephant breeding and care? Do people who want these things regularly go to the Internet to view, discuss and share relevant content? Do they buy relevant products and services online? Do they continue to search for new relevant content and buy other related products and services online?

      2. Competition -- Who are your top direct competitors on the Internet when it comes to providing relevant content, products and services to these people? Are some of them household brands when it comes to pink elephants in general? Where do they get their Web traffic? Where do they advertise? How do they grab the attention of their target audience? How do they connect and engage these people with their Web content? How do they entice them to take their offers? How do they compel them to buy whatever they're offering? Finally, can you do a better job at these things than most of them, through the use of your existing resources?

      3. Viable Traffic Sources -- Where do many of your target buyers go online to search, discuss and share relevant content with others? Where do they go on the Web to buy relevant products and services? With your existing resources, can you identify and use the best traffic sources of your top direct competitors to cost-effectively funnel your target buyers from those online places to your Web properties? Can you tap your professional and personal social networks as viable traffic sources? Can you find good partners in laterally relevant subject areas or industries and establish mutually beneficial partnership arrangements with them?

      4. Content Viewing Preferences of Your Target Buyers on the Web -- Using your existing resources in those traffic sources, partner places and in your own Web properties, can you:

      ** Effectively grab the attention of your target audience;
      ** Keep them entertained and interested in viewing your content;
      ** Show them your authority, personality and character to make them think and feel that you're a friendly expert in pink elephant breeding and care;
      ** Engage them with your content to make them desire more content from you; and
      ** Fully trust and share your recommendations when it comes to relevant products and services?

      5. Sustainability, Growth & Expansion -- Can you realistically achieve your target RoI? How? Will you be capable of using your earnings to fully run your venture? How and when? Will you be able to generate significant repeat business and referral sales from your existing customers? How? Will you be able to re-invest some of your earnings to grow your venture? How and when? Will you be able to use some of your earnings to scale or expand what you're doing to other relevant profitable ventures? How and when and what other relevant profitable ventures?

      Yes, it looks like hard work because in my opinion, that's how people start a potentially profitable business venture.
      Thanks SO much for this - I've got number 1 and number 4 in the bag as I have a Facebook business page where I sell craft products and the customers trust me, I know what they want, I know where they buy from and they often ask me to do special orders for them even if they could go elsewhere as I have achieved a great relationship with them.
      The problem is there are so many limitations on Facebook so I need re-create this on YouTube and a blog. It's taken ages on Facebook and I want to build the other areas much quicker if I can. Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author cesarsan
    A) Research a niche VERY well. Take your time. Don't waste time with bad niches.
    B) Learn how to attract traffic in both free and paid ways.
    C) Learn about conversion and testing.

    Start. If it fails go back to A)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben1975
    Find products that really excite you never signup to an affiliate program just to make money because what you will find is that your enthusiasm for what you are promoting is one of the biggest factors for your success.

    You need to join a program that has been around for a least 3 years, has robust training and resource and marketing aids.

    Look for products with a wide commission volume, after all you are trying to make a living and there is a saying in marketing it takes the same effort to promote a $7 product as it does $7000.

    Make sure that your product is rated highly by past customers because affiliate marketing is also a testimonial business as well.

    What you also want to consider is joining a multi tier program where you earn collectively from members in your team ensuring after time you will grow residual income.

    Good sales dont come overnight people need to see that you are consistent with your message .

    It takes about 8 views for someone decides to by.

    search forums, social media etc for groups of people who love the product that you are selling then join them, interact and add value to discussions, avoid hard selling that tends to be a major turn off.

    Try and advertise your product in at least 30 places each day. What you are looking to do is create create massive marketing momentum. the harder you work now the easier it will be for you down the road.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by Ben1975 View Post

      Find products that really excite you never signup to an affiliate program just to make money because what you will find is that your enthusiasm for what you are promoting is one of the biggest factors for your success.

      You need to join a program that has been around for a least 3 years, has robust training and resource and marketing aids.

      Look for products with a wide commission volume, after all you are trying to make a living and there is a saying in marketing it takes the same effort to promote a $7 product as it does $7000.

      Make sure that your product is rated highly by past customers because affiliate marketing is also a testimonial business as well.

      What you also want to consider is joining a multi tier program where you earn collectively from members in your team ensuring after time you will grow residual income.

      Good sales dont come overnight people need to see that you are consistent with your message .

      It takes about 8 views for someone decides to by.

      search forums, social media etc for groups of people who love the product that you are selling then join them, interact and add value to discussions, avoid hard selling that tends to be a major turn off.

      Try and advertise your product in at least 30 places each day. What you are looking to do is create create massive marketing momentum. the harder you work now the easier it will be for you down the road.
      Thanks for this - where would you recommend advertising for the 30 times? For Facebook I post links to my page on Networking pages. Where do you tend to spread the word?
      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grijzenhout
    Here is a tip that might be of use to you as you start creating videos. Get yourself an Amazon Affiliate account and then as you publish videos, include your Amazon ID link in the description area of videos you create. If people click this link on your YouTube video, they go to Amazon to shop and then every time they purchase something, no matter what it is, you get an Amazon affiliate commission.

    Best wishes,
    Dan Grijzenhout
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  • Profile picture of the author koolman2000
    Yes it's very important to select a niche first like many people suggested here. Actually you can choose any niche you are interested in because there are about 3 billion people online and regardless of the niche you choose, you can find your audience, and you can find the products associated with your nice because there are so many products you can promote online.

    After selecting your niche it's important to build a website. Attract visitors to your website. Once you have many visitors you can promote your affiliate products. Writing product reviews is a good idea but you must build trust first. Maybe you can try writing something that helps your visitors and add a link to your review page within the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Youtube is a free traffic technique and could be part of your overall traffic generation method. I would first learn how to build a landing page? Focus on building a mailing list and direct the traffic from the videos you upload on Youtube to your landing page. Think of a need in a niche and create a lead magnet and make a landing page and redirect from a autoresponder to an affiliate product of your choosing. Then you can promote unlimited products from the list you are generating and viola! Your building a thriving business online as a successful affiliate marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    Figure out what you have, and what you still need. Get organized and set aside some funding for your traffic generation efforts. This is something most newbies don't even consider, so when the tough times comes down the road (because trust me they will) not only are they frustrated with their performance, but also because they are disorganized and have accounts open across multiple services that they don't need. So if I had to sum it up, i'd say, keep it simple.

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  • Profile picture of the author Netbug
    First of all start with One product, a niche that people are actively searching for and purchasing on.

    If you're going to be promoting Internet Marketing products bookmark and sign up for http://www.Clickbank.com and http://muncheye.com/

    Get your content and video written and produce two weeks in advance before launch and go over to fiverr.com and build links to your YouTube videos for the affiliate videos.

    The best way is give your honest opinion on the product and make sure to offer a bonus that's related to the main offer.

    That is one way you can start with.

    Hope it helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author bayogolding
    You can try laying your hand on CPA affiliate marketing, but the bottle neck is getting into the good CPA Network, some of them require some level of experience before allowing you to market for them
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  • Profile picture of the author jitenmazee05
    Well, as we all know that affiliate marketing is all about getting traffic and converting that into leads or sales. So first of all choose any product then write some reviews about it and also make video. Share them as much as possible in social media and other networks where you can get targeted visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

      Amazon seems to want a YT channel with loads of followers but when you ask them how many - they say they cannot answer that question!! Would a blog do? I'm not able to finance a website yet.
      I'll certainly check out this Kurt dude! Thanks again
      If by "blog" you mean something like Blogger or Wordpress.com, you can start there but I don't recommend it. The main problem is that you don't control your own content. The site owner can kill your blog at any time for almost any reason. Lots of sadder-but-wiser stories right here on the forum.

      If you go to Namecheap.com, they often run sales on domain names, often for as little as $0.88 for the first year. Hosting for beginners can be had with a little searching for under $5 per month. I know that a lot of experts will tell you that you "have to" sign up for a variety of things like premium themes and hosting, but many of those experts are also affiliates for those services. Those services and products are useful, but not a necessity for a cash-strapped beginner.

      Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

      Absolutely and thank you for your kind words. Do I have to immediately start with landing pages etc? That's what's stopped me going straight for it because the idea of creating the lead magnet has stumped me! I have no trouble doing videos - I've done a bunch already with links back to my business page. Stumped by flipping lead magnets!!
      If you can create useful videos, you already know how to create a lead magnet. All a "lead magnet" is is the gift you give new subscribers in exchange for their email addresses. A useful video with a one page summary or checklist PDF can be a fine lead magnet.

      All a landing page is is the page where people land after following your link. Here's an example...

      A friend of mine is getting into quilting. She recently had a problem getting the pattern to line up when creating one of the squares. If you offered her a five minute video on how to make patterns line up when creating squares, it would have been an easy "sale" (opt-in). A basic landing page would have a good title, a few bullets explaining the video, and the opt-in form.

      The good news is that you can host a lot of landing pages on the same basic hosting plan you place your website/blog. Sign up for the weekly free images from Unsplash.com and get free images suitable for page backgrounds.

      Getting started doesn't have to cost a fortune, but it's much easier if you can invest a few bucks a month for basics.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewjgitt
    Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

    Hi, I am very keen to start affiliate marketing but I am a newbie...

    I want to market a variety of products so where do I start??! Do I do a different YouTube channel for each type of product? Do I do a generic review blog where I review a variety of different products and have affiliate links to these?

    And do I have to get my blog and YouTube channel established for months first or are there quicker ways? Help!
    we all have to start somewhere

    You should pick a separate YT channel per niche

    You can actually just make a youtube channel and don't even need a website
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  • Profile picture of the author sendizo
    there are many marketing and advertising channels out there. they're all good. but some work on specific products and some don't, you just need to know where you're target audience at and reach them. make sure you also keep your spending lower then your affiliate commission to make profit. don't send the traffic directly to your affiliate link, send it to a landing page (Lead capture page) so you can market you're audience in the future using email marketing. and convert them to sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhillipsHayden
    Youtube is a good way to promote your products to a mass of audience. That is one of the fastest way to reach your subscribers and prospects.
    Other than that, as an affiliate marketer you can also turn to email marketing for building your brand name and promoting your products. Now, this is one of the best marketing channels that you can use to reach your prospects and subscribers, thereby building a healthy relationship with them. Of course, you should be sure about the niche which you would like to promote.
    Here are few reasons that will point out why as an affiliate marketer you should opt for email marketing.

    It is one of the most pocket friendly method through which you'll be bale to reach your subscriber and prospects.

    You'll be able to gain a first hand report about your email marketing campaign. You'll be able to know your campaign's open rate, click through rate, bounce rate, spam rate and so on. This will automatically enable to take proper steps to solve any issue that might hamper your email marketing strategy.

    Email marketing helps in creating a solid relationship with your customers by delivering the emails at the fastest speed possible.

    As an affiliate marketer, you'll be able to easily manage your subscribers by sending personalized emails based on their past behavior towards your emails. Go ahead and add attractive templates to your emails that will compel your subscribers to open and click through your emails.



    However, there are many ESPs that do not encourage or rather accept any affiliate marketers as they do not like sending affiliate links through there website for promotion or sale purpose. Yet, there are few tools which do not have such restrictions. One such tool would be EasySendy Pro (which our marketing has already used) which is an hybrid email marketing solution, helping businesses of all sizes in the quest of email marketing. So have they started helping affiliate marketers.
    Therefore, email marketing is yet another way through which you'll be able to carry out your affiliate marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestgreg07
    I'd suggest start with keyword research and analysis, launch a website/landing page, prepare your social media pages, and do search engine marketing and other free marketing resources like videos, banner ads, online classified ads, etc. Just sharing a simple thought. Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaSpills
    I've tried (and failed) to set up affiliate sites a handful of times. The reason? I get impatient and try to rush it.

    Since my past failures I've decided to think of it in a different way. I've now created a website that's full of advice and guides for business owners. It's only two weeks old but is getting a very good stream of traffic (from social media and our first organic search visitor yesterday!).

    Once I have built up a steady stream of traffic and business owners who trust our guides, I will then look at the affiliate marketing side of things. I have already tested a couple of banner placements on desktop and phone, and will keep seeing what works best where. I'll only ever pick a product or service that actually relates to that guide. Something of use and that is trusted!

    Taking it slow and building a resource is the key (I hope) to a long-term, residual income. It might take a lot of work in the beginning but then as the SERPs rise and the visitor numbers come flooding in, that incredible content will pay for itself ten times over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cesar Sampaio
    IM affiliate marketing (JVZOO, Clickbank) is easier to get into. If you have money to spend you make money by hiring a good copywriter to write a sales letter and buying solo ads from the best. YouTube works very well here.

    CPA is harder, going the free way works but it takes lots of time. Again having money is essential IMO. Look for CPA courses from William Souza. The guy is an expert with CPA thru PPC.

    Now Amazon Affiliate is an amazing program that you can start for free. It takes a while to get it to speed but once you do, the money start flowing steadily. YouTube works well here to drive traffic to your sites.

    But first you need to find a proper and profitable niche. Take your time doing this. If you find a good niche to promote, then do your keyword research. With keywords with high search volumes in hand choose products that match them. If you do this properly your work is already half-done.
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Those are all good ideas ...
    But if I was just starting out what I would do is find the traffic first . Then mold my offers accordingly..

    Just know this.. If you want to be successful online . You have to give away your best stuff first...
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  • Profile picture of the author elitebill
    One overlooked thing, build TRUST first before trying to sell anything. make sure you promote products you believe in yourself and have used.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ritesh Nishar
    You don't need an established blog or YouTube channel to start off unless and until your affiliate network doesn't allow you to associate with them. A generic review blog for various products won't make sense because it will be difficult to rank such website.

    Lets put it this way. Why not first focus on only one niche and its products? You will get the idea that whats working for you and what is not. I am sure that you will understand how important it is to focus on one niche at a time. Also you should first use the product in order to write or vlog about it.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Doesn't matter what you do, make sure to focus on ONE thing at a time. Don't move to another venture before you've mastered the first one. That's THE BEST advice I can give you from personal experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author sophy8
      Originally Posted by moneymagneto View Post

      How do such basic questions warrant so many replies? This forums throws me off quite a bit.
      Erm because people are HELPFUL! I need help as I'm just starting out and I've learned loads! Maybe join the War Room for more sophisticated chat that appeals and challenges you?
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  • Profile picture of the author sophy8
    All FANTASTIC advice!! I've now got a blog up and running and my YouTube videos are starting to be seen. I've also been accepted on ShareASale so going to see if there's anything I can market that is craft related seeing as that's my area of expertise! I think Amazon is the way forward but I've not been accepted due to not having enough followers on YouTube! So onwards and upwards.
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  • Profile picture of the author katarina1
    Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

    Hi, I am very keen to start affiliate marketing but I am a newbie...

    I want to market a variety of products so where do I start??! Do I do a different YouTube channel for each type of product? Do I do a generic review blog where I review a variety of different products and have affiliate links to these?

    And do I have to get my blog and YouTube channel established for months first or are there quicker ways? Help!
    OK,that is a big question and I will try to answer as simple as I can.
    What would I do is.....

    I would chose a nerrow niche ~10,000 on Google. I am guessing now,you have to do research ,example: "gluten free healthy recipes for weight loss " and I would create small page on facebook or website.Give value and in a free report sell your clickbank product.Not everybody will buy but some will and you will also build a list of subscribers.Use free autoresponder listewire(dot)com or if you can buy one even better.
    Get traffic on facebook ,you can get 2000-3000 people for $2 on your page.Dont go for market,go for nerrow niche.
    Market is Weight Loss, Niche is "gluten free healthy recipes for weight loss ". If you go after market you will spend a lot of money to sell something.With a niche you have a chance to sell fast.
    Good luck and let us know how its going
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    • Profile picture of the author amalrichard
      Just Search for High Demand product in Clickbank or in any other affiliate website.

      Just create a landing page with Auto responder like Getresponse or Aweber.

      Get traffic to the Landing page first with some free Source.\

      If there is convertion to the Page. You are a Winner.

      Try FB Ads. Rather targeting the Behaviour and Interest. Do target the FB Page members. so that the targeted audience will be Ultra trageted so that you will good targeted leads as well as sales to the affiliate Product.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Be sure to create a list of subscribers and send clicks to your list (before to send readers to your affiliate links)
    There are many autoresponders on which you have instant access with zero $$$$ budget
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  • Profile picture of the author KennyAmy
    This is such a great question Sophy. I highly recommend you to build TRUST first rather than quickly promoting products to your traffic. I am a person that WILL trust someone when he or she provides TRUE VALUE. I mean it is OK if you want to sell something to your traffic but make sure that they trust you FIRST.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChristeenH
    Yes, totally agree with responses above - 1st find your niche.
    You don't always need to be affiliate of physical product - it can be online product as well, hence you can promote it faster and to more wider targeted audience.
    But if you have already decided that you want to promote physical products and have youtube channel, but don't have followers yet - I would suggest just contact companies of products you wish to promote offering that you will feature them in your Youtube videos and you just get used products (I would ask for a commission yet, since there's no guarantee if they sales will go up, since your amount of followers are still pretty low). After you have a bunch of followers, of course, ask for the commission as well
    I also would suggest that you pull all of your followers from other social medias into Youtube..just informing that you have started Youtube channel (specify link in ABOUT in FB and IG, Snapchat etc.as well) this way you quickly get your 1st credibility in eyes of companies.
    Also don't forget that you need a game plan (strategy) - I mean specific goal, time period in which you want to achieve it and what are required steps to get it!

    Good Luck with your start up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Affiliate marketing with email marketing is what I'd recommend. Build a list of people interested in your niche or market and promote relevant products to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindseysan494
    A lot of people say to focus on one niche, but it sounds like you're trying to do product reviews which are going to cover a wide range. If it's just you running this site, you might want to choose a particular category of products like electronics, beauty, clothing, gadgets, etc...

    Technically you could do a wide range, just pick the most trendy/popular products in each category and do reviews on them. I'd have one website and one youtube channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    Great questions. Three is a lot of money in affiliate marketing if you take the right steps and avoid common mistakes that a lot of newbies make. Here are just a few tips; 1) Don't oversell. 2)make sure you are tracking your links so you know which campaigns are working or not. 3) test your link because it is will help understand your customer and potential customer sequences. 4) don't use generic sales approaches. they art in a good salesman is someone who listens, understand and genuinely helps find a solutions. so help your customers and they money will naturally flow in. 5) Stay focused. If you want for info and tips for succeeding in affiliate marketing check out my blog. hope I could Help!
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  • Profile picture of the author cobrasnake
    I am also a newbie. First I sign up for muncheye.com,I choose one product to launch. Then I make a blog review about that product, so You spend your time to Seo your page to the top of google. Maybe it not easy but the more difficult, the more you learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaman
    Choose your niche and then writing reviews is working strategy and in my opinion I think it's the best affiliate marketing tip.
    Here you're talking about a product on just one page and this will give your readers more insight on the product you're reviewing.
    If you really want to get the best out of reviews then you must mentions the features of the products you're promoting (pros and cons), another way is to also compare your products with competitors as it'll convince your readers into buying the product you're promoting.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    1 step at a time.Before you choose a product find out what you are passionate about.Secondly I would set up a blog and use it as a tool to inform or educate my readers .use your blog as a tool to provide solutions to peoples problems.lastly always do research on subject matter before you write or engage prospects,that wat you will be looked at as someone that is trustworthy because you have reliable information
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  • Profile picture of the author zdebx
    Read this > https://www.affilorama.com/blog/firs...marketing-sale

    However, keep in mind that no matter what you try, you WILL fail at your first attempts. So your first niche may be too boring for you or too competitive.

    Possibly you may struggle with writing content and building up your audience, just remember that you won't become a millionaire tomorrow and making money online is not as easy as gurus make it out to be.

    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Here are my tips though some other marketers might disagree.

    1. Set Up Your Blog


    You can set a Wordpress blog.

    As how to set it up, you can watch Youtube videos though I do have my own course which involves my 21-Step Formula.

    Google has made many changes which literally forced me to tweak and retweak into this system.

    2. Find A Group Of People With Similar Interests

    You can start off by typing Your Niche followed by blogs in Google.

    Then start reading and commenting below their blogs.

    You can also contact those blog owners - especially those who have high rankings - to see if they allow you to guest post.

    You can also set up a Facebook fanpage linking to your blog and made the first 1-2 sentences of your post with a link back to the full post for readers wanting to find out more.

    Then place Facebook ads for just $1-5 USD a day to get laser-targeted traffic to your fanpage.

    Or join Facebook groups related to your niche, build rapport with the members and then added them as friends and invited to your own fanpage and even group which you can set up.

    3. Set Up A Squeeze Page.

    Once you got say about 500-1000 fans liking your fanpage and commenting below your blog posts, you can then set up a squeeze page.

    Other marketers might disagree with me here.

    But let me ask you.

    Will you prefer to send warm or cold traffic to your squeeze page?

    As in people who already know, like and trust you or people who do not know you at all?

    Based on my experiences, if you send cold traffic, you still get optins but your conversions in sales may not be high.

    4. Link Them To Your Affiliate Offer

    Once they opted in through your squeeze page, send them your affiliate link.

    As much as I can recommend any product or service, I am very selective as in wanting others to benefit as much as i do.

    So sometimes I bought the product myself and see if it works as the owner says.

    5. Email Follow Ups / Marketing

    You can then do email follow ups and marketing to those who opted in but never bought what you recommend.

    You can also recommend other products as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author matteomatt
    If I could give you one easy tip it is this, don't let information overload overwhelm you! Pick a couple ares to learn about / create campaigns in, and stick with it because there are so many shiny methods out there it is easy to get distracted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    take one step at a time ,take the time out to learn at-least one platform ,find out what works and what doesn't work.

    I fully support setting up a blog and writing reviews on your product.Be sure to do your research first before you give any reviews.When your information is reliable you will be looked at as some one who is trustworthy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    Understand that it is like any business. it will take focus and dedication to be successful at it. My advice with starting out in affiliate marketing to to make sure you choose product that you have interest in and would use yourself, don't sell too many products because it will not make you a lot of money, you should also identify your buyers personas and really study your target audience so that you can market to them correctly.

    I also think a blog is a great way to get started. I would also consider paid FB advertising because its not too expensive and has a lot of reach.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    This marketing stuff all takes work One channel is fine yes get it established a bit as long as the videos that you are publishing are ranking pretty well then all is well do your keyword research wisely, tag your videos well, and write a solid description for each video that you publish.

    I would definitely start a blog to redirect traffic from your Youtube videos as well.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    Lots of responses here, most of them very general and many of them quite wrong. You need to do two things. A) Create a product yourself in your niche (assuming your going to be an affiliate for a digital niche) and B) Build a list.
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    • Profile picture of the author ernestgreg07
      Originally Posted by brutecky View Post

      Lots of responses here, most of them very general and many of them quite wrong. You need to do two things. A) Create a product yourself in your niche (assuming your going to be an affiliate for a digital niche) and B) Build a list.
      Hey, which of their thoughts do you think are wrong and what should be the correct approach?
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    Originally Posted by sophy8 View Post

    Hi, I am very keen to start affiliate marketing but I am a newbie...

    I want to market a variety of products so where do I start??! Do I do a different YouTube channel for each type of product? Do I do a generic review blog where I review a variety of different products and have affiliate links to these?

    And do I have to get my blog and YouTube channel established for months first or are there quicker ways? Help!
    Choose a product that you like to market and study the market - where do they go? What do they do? How do they act?

    Find out the type of content that they love and create that. Feed that content in where they are hanging out. Get leads.

    Promote your affiliate product within your content or put it up as recommendations.

    Go back and create more content for your target market.
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  • "Find products that really excite" this is not a good strategy.
    Generally, the money is in niche topic..

    Writting content about think you don't like is hard but more profitable than writing content about things that all bloggers like.

    It is the same regarding youtube video and CPA affiliate marketing on youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    establishing yourself takes time and energy..

    why not spend 'money' for traffic instead of 'time'

    and yes, u will fail at first..

    just track and keep your spending at a minimum..

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  • Profile picture of the author kerunai
    how much money are you willing to pay ?
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  • Profile picture of the author rashed0757
    Day by day the affiliate market has become so complicated. So we have to study more. If we want to be a good marketer.
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