And guess what..now I was more lost than ever. There is nothing for progress crippling than information overload. So I stopped and asked myself how are these people I'm buying from actually running their businesses? Thats when things changed. I just got down to the fundamentals.
So to anyone starting out this is what I recommend you do..
Pick your market.. think health, wealth and relationships and sub niches of those. You need a fairly big niche with healthy competition. Check out the categories on clickbank.
Now you need to set up a squeeze page offering something of value for free to start getting subscribers onto a mailing list. If you don't know how to do this technically then go to youtube and learn! And if you still can't do it yourself..outsource it! (free lancer, elance, warriors for hire) just get it done! Once people join your list you send them related offers for affiliate promotions. And you don't wait..you start offering right away! As soon as they opt in you have a thank you page with offers! Then send more offers in follow up emails.
So when you have this set up you need to concentrate on driving traffic to that squeeze page!! Here is a simple way to do just that and don't be turned off by the simplicity of this:
Start doing forum marketing in forums related to your niche. Send out a solo ad to someones list in your niche. Once you're up to around 500 subscribers start doing some ad swaps to grow your list faster.
So do that first!! Then focus on other things to add to your business but you have to do what I just told you first!
So overall the 5 main things to concentrate on for your business: traffic, listbuilding, affiliate marketing, product creation, conversion.
Thats my spiel. Thought I would try and clear up some confusion for anyone new.
Any other marketers have something to say about getting started?