Let's try this instead: Train me to be your affiliate (please)

by aegix
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Hey all,

I made a post a couple of weeks ago looking for a mentor. Several people PM'ed me, but then didn't even reply back to me after my initial response back.

No worries.

Maybe the whole "I need a mentor" thing doesn't especially jive with people because the potential benefit is so ambiguous. So, let's change the request: Train me to be an affiliate of your product/service and I'll gladly promote that product as well as publicly sing you praises for helping me with my success.

Look, I don't want to be a difficult project for anyone to do pro bono work. I consider myself smart and able, I just need some help with putting this together right.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
#affiliate #train
  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Nice idea but most people here tend to teach themselves. My advice is to get started on your own using all of the free information available here. Don't be afraid of a little trial and error. You can ask for more specific help as you go along.


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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Originally Posted by aegix View Post

    Train me to be an affiliate of your product/service and I'll gladly promote that product as well as publicly sing you praises for helping me with my success.
    I provide free affiliate video training at my affiliate center. If my affiliates succeed, I succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author aegix
    Thanks, everyone. The written word is so hard to adequately convey what I want to express. I'm not looking for a free handout or to have someone magically sprinkle pixie dust on me to make this happen. I've tried my hand at this for nearly a year without any tangible results. I guess I'm at my wit's end when I see stories about people doing something for three months and having a $1K day or something similar and I can barely scrounge up single digit traffic.

    I'm not whining or looking for an online buddy. I'm just looking for that small insight to what I'm doing to nudge this in the right direction.
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    • Profile picture of the author Business_Skater
      Hey man I could help you get started asap just pm me and I'll get you started and give you some pointers then your on your own ok?
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
    If you're into bum marketing, Travis will teach you how to use it to promote his stuff for free here:

    Bum Marketing Method - Free Traffic Tips
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    I really wouldn't want you to be my affiliate if I couldn't train you first . I am currently reworking my entire business but should have some of my new products available in a couple of weeks .

    My old products have made a good living for me and my affiliates . I am only in the first round of testing on the new stuff but it seems to be a lot better converting than the old stuff.

    PM me and when I get a few more results in I will see if you are still interested .
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    • I just read this entire thread. I like the fact that there are many on here who take the time to train their affiliates. As many have said, what is good for their affiliates is also good for them.
      I must admit when I read post of people saying they are making $1000.00 a day I am a bit skeptical. More so when they say buy this product and it will teach you how to make what I make in a day. I immediately start to think is that perhaps how they are making their $1000.00 a day.
      However I feel the people who are willing to train their affiliates are a lot more creditable. I am still in the research stage with my project looking for the best way to market it. But you can bet when I do get it going and start looking for affiliates I want to be one of those who trains their affiliates.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
      You are right for wanting a mentor because learning a system that already works for somebody is the way to go. However, I don't think you are looking for one in the right place.

      I think you should buy a product from someone who seems like they know what you are doing. Don't buy an ebook, though, but rather buy a course where you can ask questions and get answers. Follow the course and ask whatever questions you have. Keep working on it until you succeed.

      This is pretty close to mentoring. Much more reliable than what you are trying to do, if it is someone trustworthy. And much cheaper than paid mentoring.

      Get a course from the WSO forum or somewhere else that has good reviews.

      I've learned a lot of good stuff that way.

      If you really don't want to buy a course try the thirty day challenge. The forum there is pretty helpful.
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      • Originally Posted by Sara Young View Post

        You are right for wanting a mentor because learning a system that already works for somebody is the way to go. However, I don't think you are looking for one in the right place.
        I totally disagree. The OP may be going about asking in an unorthodox way,
        but there are some high powered marketers here already offered help.

        Kevin Riley's affiliate center is about as good as it gets for affiliate
        training. If you can't learn it there - then go to work for McDonald's
        or somebody.

        I think you should buy a product from someone who seems like they know what you are doing. Don't buy an ebook, though, but rather buy a course where you can ask questions and get answers. Follow the course and ask whatever questions you have. Keep working on it until you succeed.
        Why buy a course when top notch free training has already been offered?


        This is pretty close to mentoring. Much more reliable than what you are trying to do, if it is someone trustworthy. And much cheaper than paid mentoring.

        Get a course from the WSO forum or somewhere else that has good reviews.

        I've learned a lot of good stuff that way.

        If you really don't want to buy a course try the thirty day challenge. The forum there is pretty helpful.
        While I don't know anything about Jeremy Kelsall, I have read his posts,
        and if he's willing to teach, I say "go for it"! He definitely appears to know
        his stuff.

        As for Kevin Riley, I'd pay for his training if I had to, just to be a part of it.

        And yes, Travis Sago at bummarketingmethod.com has an excellent course
        on selling affiliate products through article marketing.

        There are many more people on this forum highly qualified and capable of
        getting the OP started down the right path, so I say they are in the right
        place to be looking for a mentor.

        It was right here on this forum that I got hooked up with Willie Crawford,
        and that relationship has been responsible for making me many thousands
        of dollars in the last 5 years.

        Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author Sara Young
          Originally Posted by Michael Worthington View Post

          I totally disagree. The OP may be going about asking in an unorthodox way,
          but there are some high powered marketers here already offered help.
          Michael,

          I didn't mean to imply anything negative about the marketers who responded. I am sure they provide excellent training as does Travis (I took his course as well).

          But it was my impression that the OP had already tried getting help for free and that it wasn't enough for him.

          And I was suggesting that he would get more hand-holding from a paid product. I was saying this based on my personal experience.

          But I could be wrong.

          Sara
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonP
    Originally Posted by aegix View Post

    Hey all,

    I made a post a couple of weeks ago looking for a mentor. Several people PM'ed me, but then didn't even reply back to me after my initial response back.

    No one has pointed this out, but it's undoubtably because you need 50 posts to send or respond to pms. Good luck!
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  • Originally Posted by aegix View Post

    Hey all,

    I made a post a couple of weeks ago looking for a mentor. Several people PM'ed me, but then didn't even reply back to me after my initial response back.

    No worries.

    Maybe the whole "I need a mentor" thing doesn't especially jive with people because the potential benefit is so ambiguous. So, let's change the request: Train me to be an affiliate of your product/service and I'll gladly promote that product as well as publicly sing you praises for helping me with my success.

    Look, I don't want to be a difficult project for anyone to do pro bono work. I consider myself smart and able, I just need some help with putting this together right.

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks.
    Have you heard of Willie Crawford?

    Well, anyone in the internet world has. Anyway, he trains his affiliates for free.

    If I were you, I would see how you can benefit from his FREE training.

    Wishing you much success!

    JMB
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexchan338
    Yea I do suggest getting a few WSO and learn from them. Ofcause you have to pick the right ones, there are alot of junk wso(s) out there. But at the same time, there are LOTS of great wso for you to learn from. Course wise, commission blueprint2 will be a nice choice since it received a lot of praises, http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...int-2-0-a.html Read a few posts here to see, and obviously you have to do more research on your own as well. But as a few above suggest that you need to get into a course or a program that will be able to guide you.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaddai
    aegix,

    I think I'd like to just say I admire your attempt! The first try didn't work, so you backed up, hit it from a different angle to see if it works that way instead. Kinda cool to see the persistance. Keep that up & you'll crack through :-)

    Todd
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  • Profile picture of the author willyboy104
    This is something I am setting up at the moment, if you're interested then sign up through the Migraine Relief JV, I already have about 10-14 days of tutorials set up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      I wouldn't blindly offer to affiliate with anyone.

      I think it's silly.

      As an affiliate, its better to research for products you actually like or endorse, and then research who is creating the products.

      Take some initiative!

      Kevin sells goats milk and lima beans. You really want to do that? :p
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      • Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        I wouldn't blindly offer to affiliate with anyone.

        I think it's silly.

        As an affiliate, its better to research for products you actually like or endorse, and then research who is creating the products.
        As a beginner, he probably doesn't have a clue what is, and what
        isn't a good product to endorse, nor anything about the producers
        of said product.

        At least by offering to work with someone here that has a good
        reputation in this forum, he will have a better than even chance
        of getting hooked up with a good product and mentor, as
        opposed to going at it blindly - hoping for the best.

        Take some initiative!
        That's what it looks to me like he's doing; asking for a chance
        to work with someone with experience in order to learn the
        right way from the start, and he's got offers from some good
        people.

        Kevin sells goats milk and lima beans. You really want to do that? :p
        I've got no problem with it at all. I grew up on a farm in
        Tennessee and my Mother made her spending money selling
        milk, butter and eggs.

        As long as people are buying it, I'll sell it - to a point. I won't
        be a part of anything illegal, and no porn, but other than
        that, I'm pretty well open.

        Matter of fact, I prefer "consumables" that are used up quickly
        or have a "shelf life" because people have to buy them
        over and over again as opposed to a one time sale of an
        ebook they only have to buy once.

        Food items, vitamin supplements, spices and herbs, weight loss
        products... all come to mind, especially during the Holiday season.

        These products can add up to a nice recurring income if you
        can get in front of the people buying them, and the market for
        most of this stuff is huge!

        Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author sande
      Originally Posted by willyboy104 View Post

      This is something I am setting up at the moment, if you're interested then sign up through the Migraine Relief JV, I already have about 10-14 days of tutorials set up.
      I sighed for this and let me tell you it is powerful. I wish I had this when I started. I still will use it now.

      Full training for free. Grab it if you feel you do not have information overload. Otherwise if you have something then focus on it until you kill it or it kills you( if does not work quickly change tactics)
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      • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
        Firstly, you need to build a list on money making niche.

        Then you can promote my money making products.
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        • Profile picture of the author wkly10k
          Gutsy move, let us know how it turns out....
          THANX!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Alminc
            Affiliate's job is to generate trageted traffic.
            Unfortunatelly that's becoming harder every day.

            What you MUST learn:

            keyword research ( purchase Micro Niche Finder or Market Samurai)

            writing keyword optimized articles (or web pages)

            on-page website optimization

            link building


            When you can find profitable keywords, write some optimized content,
            build optimized pages and build backlinks on your own, you will be able to
            generate targeted traffic.
            Monetization is the easy part.


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  • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
    Well, people always need food....:p

    Aegix,

    I myself also think a mentor is the best way to go. At least you are making the desired effort!

    Sometimes we just need someone to allow us to network and guide us to break the barrier to any success.
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  • Profile picture of the author sande
    I think he is not able to send any PM as at now just like me. It will take the people offering help to send a pm to him with details how they can be contacted.

    I must agree getting a step by step directions from someone real time is very crucial. I have tried many things in ebooks and affiliate training centers and I make mistakes, small mistakes and the process fails to work. Then I try asking and since people are busy I get no response. I google and get all confused, it is hard but you cannot give up.

    I wish you all the best,
    Grace
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I will mentor any affiliates that want to promote my products exclusively.
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