Hello and good day. Looking to get started in Affiliate Marketing

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I'm a complete newbie to internet marketing and Affiliate marketing. Fear not!! lol... I'm not here to ask stupid or annoying questions. I have been spending a considerable amount of time researching affiliate marketing and the basics of it. Of course no one who ever starts gets in the business to be broke and do it the dumb way. This is pretty much the step by step idea I have in my head about how to go through with this. I am writing this step by step list to purposely get guidance on what to do correctly

1. Find a niche

So I believe I already have a niche: Cellphones and Cellphone repair.
This one is something I'm familiar with as I do have plenty experience fixing iPhones
Its tricky though. I'm debating within myself if I should just find another niche or just continue to drill down on this one. I have already started a WordPress website for this niche back when I thought I would be doing 100 repairs a day. I'm guessing already familiar with it I should just stick with that to start rather than looking into another niche like weight loss or mediation or make money online products. I don't know if there are any good affiliate products related to the niche of cellphone repair or DIY Cell phone repair

2. Conduct a keyword research to help drill down the niche I already have or find a new niche

So as it turns out I know absolutely nothing about keyword research. I'm looking to get guidance here on that as well. From what I do understand there is a way to come up with a set of keywords that are low competition but highly profitable. I don't know how true this is.
The keyword(s) must have at least 800 searches per month. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong about this. I want to generate a list of at least 100 keywords. I want to make the keywords short tail keywords as well.

3. Head on over to ClickBank to Find a product based on the keywords you have amassed.

I guess now after you have your keywords you can pick a product that closely aligns with the keywords you have selected. Ideally I think I would want to go for a product that has gravity of 20+, 50% + commission, an attractive sales page ..... etc

4. Write a convincing sales copy for your landing page that helps me stand out

I don't know anything about this because I am not a marketer and I don't consider myself a good salesman. I guess I would have to have someone guide me on that.

5. Get a landing page with and auto-responder and list building software for your product
I don't have any webdesign skills so I don't know how I'm going to this. I've only heard of one list builder and that is ClickFunnel I believe. I believe ClickFunnel is supposed to help me convert traffic into an email list or something like that because I read somewhere generating traffic with no list builder is practically pointless because you won't be able to optimize your list to drive sales.

6. Last but not least Generate traffic through SEO, Paid ads and Free organic serach rankings to the sales page to convert the lead and make the money.

I don't know anything about SEO either. All I know of is keyword research. I guess I would have to skim through any articles on this website to find valuable information on SEO and other ways and strategies to generate traffic to my page for free since money is kind of tough right now to spend on an ad budget (Facebook or otherwise)

What I'm looking for since I'm a complete dummy is a step by step plan on how to get everything done. Like Tony Robbins said "Complexity is the enemy of execution". I think the reason why a lot of people like myself hardly get anything done is because of the information overload and how complex and complicated it all seems. Hopefully you all can help with that.
Thank you all for your help in advanced. Good day and be blessed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    And just to mention, don't be afraid to dive in and make mistakes. Nothing will be perfect, it's more important to just get started and start learning (and learn from your mistakes and failures, we all have them)
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    • Profile picture of the author Sally Ader
      Hi ChrisBa, I want to ask u how did u add a signature here? because I want to add a signature to my messages to but I don't know how. Please help me, thanks.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    how to choose a niche
    where to find a niche
    how to research a niche

    Do not discount this step or pick a niche without thorough research on competition and viability and products, etc....this is the foundation of your business.

    how to find keywords
    LSI keywords
    long tail keywords
    how to use keywords

    Read various threads in this forum (using search) about Clickbank - it is not your only option and may not be your best option for finding products to sell. Learn first - then choose.

    You can hire a copywriter or a freelancer
    You can often use copy provided by the product owner or affiliate program

    Don't automatically choose what people are talking about...know what you need (i.e., research and learn) and then choose what will work for you.

    A landing page can be quite simple - or can be complex - you don't always need a "system or program" between you and your potential customer. (In other words, don't buy anything or subscribe to anything until you know HOW to use it and WHY you need it. )

    Logical - stick with the basic and the AR's known to accept affiliate links, etc. This is not the place to look for free or 'cheapest' - if you want to build a list, get the right tools to do it.

    There are excellent blogs and tutorials online to teach the basics of SEO - there are some real experts on this forum giving SEO advice - and a lot giving bad advice, too. Read enough here to tell the difference.

    The key to everything working as it should. Master this one and you are are golden. When it comes to generating traffic -never stop learning.

    There is no product or tutorial that will teach you every step of the basics above. Take them one at a time - use the search button on this forum and use google search to find the authority sites (the big sites with loads of advice and info) on each topic....and learn.

    I think people often don't get anything done because there is a lot of info - and they wait for someone to show them the way. Everything you need to know to get started is already online waiting for you to learn from it. As you have specific questions or get stuck on a step...ask here and someone will help.

    Finally, when you ask questions here...learn to take honest critiques. That's how you learn. Recognize that someone who tells you what you want to hear - may not know what he's talking about.

    Good luck - go for it!

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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    As far as niches go, there is a big world outside of Make Money Online and even selling products / services.

    I have been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for nearly 17 years.

    I mainly promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them. This is what has worked best for me and tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience). So the potential to produce high volume exists and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the backend.

    Some of the verticals(niches) I have done extremely well with are: insurance, education, debt, loans, credit, assistance, mortgage, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    In the end, you will almost always find that it's much easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want / need and get paid well for doing it.

    Anyway, something to consider.
    How to Build LARGE EMAIL LISTS on a Budget and MONETIZE Like a PRO
    18 Years Exp . . . . . . . . . . . . Email - CPA - PPL
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Colven
      I'm very much interested in this if this is easier. Can you link me a good resource where I'd be able to learn this step by step? Also what is your budget for PPL? Wouldn't this leave you broke if you don't know how to drive traffic to your offers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Step 6 is going to be the hardest one. I would recommend you pick only (1) traffic method to learn. Learning means you learn in theory by training then you take action / implement. This will be the real learning.

    Lastly...Any traffic method ...paid or free has it's own process that will take you anywhere between 3 full months of doing right up to a full year just to get going.

    And this is doing (traffic Gen method...blogging...you tube....Facebook...any of them) every single day even when your family and friends are out barbecuing / enjoying ect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Here's the thread about adding signature - learn to use the forum search and be sure to read the forum rules. Promotional posts sending people to your link is not allowed - but adding your own site in a signature is a good idea.


    Read the end thread as there are some changes along the way ($5 fee, for example).

    Every child needs a pet because every family needs an optimist

    Saving one dog will not save the world....but will forever change the world for one dog.
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