What should I buy from $250 to start affiliate marketing?

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Hi Warriors,

I just want to get my hand dirty in affiliate marketing. I have $250 to invest.

What will be the best method and tools to buy in this budget.

I have these three ideas to work:-

1. Clickbank Review blog
2. Amazon/flipcart affilaite
3. Youtube Video to Promote Products

Please suggest me tool which will get better ROI.
#$250 #affiliate #buy #marketing #start
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Why spend any money at all? The link in your sig file offers a free ebook for making hundreds within the next 24 hours. Start there.


    Steve Browne, online business strategies, tips, guidance, and resources

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    • Profile picture of the author pauloadaoag
      SteveB, you are a treasure of the Warrior Forum
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Invest into the Crypto markets and earn daily gains (1-2%) from it.

    Once you reach $10 in your lending wallet, then re-invest.

    Now you have $110 earning 1-2% instead of original $100.

    This is a far better way to start making real gains from an investment
    and allowing it to grow (making your money work hard for you) rather
    than trying to invest in affiliate marketing and not really knowing where
    to actually put your money.

    You sound a bit lost and unsure right now. Better to use something that
    will produce FAST results, than blindly put something out there and hope
    for the best.

    And yes, I do this myself and so far very happy with the results.

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I always have found it beneficial to invest in some really good well written articles for things like blogs and websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by seofreetips View Post

    Please suggest me tool which will get better ROI.
    Forget "tool"

    Think about how you are going to get traffic and invest it there.

    The way most people go about IM is all wrong. They pick something they want to make money with , get tools and sites for that and then

    "oh okay now how do I get traffic to it?"

    epic fail every time.

    Traffic strategy first before you settle on anything else.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    If you are good at video then do you tube.

    If you are good at writing...then do that review idea.

    What you will need is:

    1- Domain: $5 to $10.

    2- Hosting: $10 to $25 depending on your package.

    3- Lead Capture software: $37 and up per month. I use Instapage builder. But there is also lead pages and even click funnels.

    There are also some free options that you can get with a word press plugin.

    4- Auto Responder Like Aweber: $19 per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by seofreetips View Post

    1. Clickbank Review blog
    2. Amazon/flipcart affilaite
    3. Youtube Video to Promote Products
    Idea #3 sounds good. Why would you want to do both a clickbank review blog and also be an amazon affiliate? You should invest in a site and email newsletter if you're going to be successful with affiliate marketing. And $250 is nothing in this niche. That amount is good enough to get you started with your site and possibly automation. For marketing and advertising, it's not enough. How will you make money long term from the customers who buy from your affiliate link(s)?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I would start by buying a domain and hosting.
    Then work on any of the 3 you listed.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I would get a domain, hosting, squeeze page(email lead capture page), and ESP account (autoresponder).

    You will also need to create a lead magnet...what you will offer in exchange for users to give you their email address.

    If you plan on doing affiliate marketing you want to be collecting users emails(leads), so you can follow up. If you don't do this you will likely fail.
    How to Build LARGE EMAIL LISTS on a Budget and MONETIZE Like a PRO
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    But i think that you should not buy tool.

    Buy training course to learn instead. Buy a proven system to learn

    That's how you can go fast with affiliate marketing.

    I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author GomerMagtibay
    Tools today are cheaper than they used to. If I were you, I won't spend more than $100. As for traffic, I prefer organic because they're free and highly targeted. Your money is better spent on hosting, and a low-cost course on search engine optimization.

    Turn your passion into profits.

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  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    Cheap targeted to semi-targeted potential traffic offline. If done right you can draw enough traffic to really get going with list building. You can find entire lists of cheap offline publications. I had a good one a long time ago, but lost it.
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  • Profile picture of the author NH1214
    What has worked for me in affiliate marketing is generating traffic from my link in my bio on Instagram to sell other peoples' products and get a commission. The link in my bio is often a YouTube video promoting products that follow the 80/20 rule. Providing value 80% of the time (comedy, personality, reviews) and then 20% is the soft sale, the product you get a commission on. Abiding by the 80/20 rule has gotten me much more sales and traffic than when I tried pushing products more heavily. I also promote products in a subtle way on posts with "click the link in the bio" to purchase at the END of the post. The link has always been provided to me by the affiliate marketer, and I use ClickBank.com to find affiliate offers in my niche.

    Why do I focus on Instagram? Right now, Instagram is my primary social media platform. Even though it is the smallest platform for me in terms of followers, it gets the most engagement by a wide margin. It gives me the best ROI for time spent essentially. I get all of my traffic from social media. I focus on taking high quality images, share-worthy captions and posting consistently to gain new followers but also have used online services to help grow my following. I used Instagress before it was shut down.

    Since Instagram's new algorithm is all based on engagement, I focus on increasing my engagement rate rather than my number of followers. If almost all of your followers are liking or commenting on your posts, you have a good engagement rate. that shows Instagram that you make good content that your followers value, so Instagram's algorithm will not only put you at the top of your followers' feeds but will also make you more visible for new followers on both the explore page and popular hashtags in your niche.

    Inversely, if you have a lot of followers that don't interact with your content, this tells Instagram you don't make good content, so they limit your organic discoverability. When I used Instagress, a lot of my new followers ended up turning into ghosts because they only followed back out of courtesy. So naturally, what I've done to increase my engagement rate is block ghost followers - meaning people that have followed me for a while and have never liked or commented on anything. This in combination with posting by following the 80/20 rule is key to great engagement on Instagram for affiliate marketing.

    You can block ghost followers manually or use an online service to do it for you to improve your engagement rate. CrowdBabble.com will give you a list of your ghost followers, but then you have to manually block them. I'm about a week in using EngagementGenie.com to block ghost followers. So far, so good. I'm getting more likes and comments on all of my posts and the new followers I do gain are only those that show active interest in my content by liking or commenting, or (ideally) purchasing a product. Hope this helps you out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamestt89
    Tools are cheap, I would spend the money on advertising the right offer.

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  • I would not spend my money on the lessons. If I have a tight budget of $250, I will spend it on my domain and hosting and very cheap PPC ads such as FB ads. If you are looking for free lessons, there are a lot online. In fact, just by reading the threads here you can learn a lot about affiliate marketing. You may also check out Affilorama's free affiliate lessons as we do recommend these for beginners Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    I WOULD save more money and invest it in a mentor to teach you the business. on your own, you will learn bits and peaces but a coach will be alot better
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