What is the most important skill newbie should be interested in

by warriorbg 12 replies
Hi warriors

A friend of mine told me he want to try affiliate program and asked me what skills he should learn as basic. SEO, writing acceptable content (AM) , promoting the website..

I could not answer him because I'm doing offline marketing most of the time and for joy - IM, but But I'm not good at affiliate.

So if you give advice to your friend where to start from how you would GRADE the advices. 1 Seo
2 writing articles
3 advertising

or?

Thanks in advance
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  • 1. Finding or creating a good offer
    2. One or two good methods for driving traffic to the offer
    3. Improving the conversion rate
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  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    Picking a method and sticking with it!

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    • Profile picture of the author V12
      Originally Posted by jan roos View Post

      Picking a method and sticking with it!

      Jan
      This is the secret.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
    I personally think that the ability to write compelling copy is the most important skill.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Getting inside the customer's head and understanding what they really want is the base you want to start from. Once you have an accurate picture of who they are and what they want, writing copy, making compelling offers, and so on becomes much simpler.

      Note I said "simpler", not "easier". You still have to figure out how to reach them and communicate what you offer in a way that makes them want to buy from you, as opposed to anything else they could do.

      That's where skills like copywriting, SEO, driving traffic, etc. come in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Focus on affiliate marketing and not getting distracted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I second 'picking a method and sticking with it'. All other skills you have will be rendered useless if you continually jump from method to method. That being said once you have that down the ability to outsource can be very profitable because you can hire out jobs that you are NOT good at.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I'd say you should also familiarize yourself with the basic numbers involved. Things like:

    - conversion rate
    - visitor value

    ...so that you can measure success.

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  • Profile picture of the author Donna Hamer
    Besides finding a method and sticking to it - definately being able to copyright is something that should be a key focus.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    I think that probably the number one skill for being successful in IM is having patience. Perhaps that's more of an attribute, but the truth is that if you aren't patient enough to work a system until it starts producing income then you're not going to make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tymarkinc
    Originally Posted by warriorbg View Post

    Hi warriors

    A friend of mine told me he want to try affiliate program and asked me what skills he should learn as basic. SEO, writing acceptable content (AM) , promoting the website..

    I could not answer him because I'm doing offline marketing most of the time and for joy - IM, but But I'm not good at affiliate.

    So if you give advice to your friend where to start from how you would GRADE the advices. 1 Seo
    2 writing articles
    3 advertising

    or?

    Thanks in advance
    I believe the best business model involves building a list. I find that I am going back to that model after abandoning it for quick cash.

    other than that... "MARKETING". I think a lot of internet marketers fail because they don't understand marketing.

    Things like choosing markets and finding what the market wants, pre selling, and everything else that comes with it.

    So learn to build a list and learn how to market to that list would be my number 1.
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