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Hi warriors. I want to get into affiliate marketing but don't know where or how to start I'm having difficulty coming up with a niche. I feel like the jack of all trades but master of none. Is there anyone who can guide me. I'm anxious to start as I need to supplement my income. I'm not sure where to start and how to get it going. I have no money to invest right now but have time to learn the business. Please no scams. Thanks in advance,
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  • Profile picture of the author Phantom X
    If you have no money at all. It's going to be hard to start a business. It takes some money at least to start a business. (Godaddy has domains for $1 and hostgator has hosting for 1 penny for the first month of hosting) That's not much money to invest in a domain and hosting. That is all you really need if you are truly on a low budget.

    If you don't want to spend any money at all and you have some skills (like writing), I'd suggest selling your services on here or places such as elance, freelancer, or odesk. That is where I started.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janetpegs
      I can spend minimal money. I am familiar with hostgator and can manage that and a domain name. That's about all I can do right now
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      • Profile picture of the author Phantom X
        Originally Posted by Janetpegs View Post

        I can spend minimal money. I am familiar with hostgator and can manage that and a domain name. That's about all I can do right now
        Well I would suggest you start off with a niche that sparks your interest. I started off with niches I didn't enjoy and it didn't end up so well. As for learning affiliate marketing, I've learned by reading articles from varying websites and posts from here. There is plenty of free and quality content out there to help guide you to becoming successful as an affiliate marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Content Services
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    Affiliate Marketing:

    If you want to start with affiliate marketing, the first thing that you have to understand is that you are making sales because you are good in showing people the value of the product that you are offering. Meaning, you are not just focusing in making sales. Because if your target is just promoting and making sales, then you might end up failing.

    You might have read already that people can succeed in affiliate marketing. In fact, some even claim that they are making more than 7 figures. We really do not know if that is true or not. But one thing you have to believe in is that people CAN earn through affiliate marketing.

    However, many also fail in affiliate marketing because for one, they don't focus on it. Two, they don't give value.

    Starting as an affiliate will also not give you quick money. But as you gain experience and knowledge, you will get better. There are a lot of affiliate marketing websites to join online. Some do not even require a fee. Start now and gain your experience. Start understanding the trade. So in time you'll get better. As a newbie, its okay to do trial and error. Learn from your mistakes.

    Choosing your niche:

    Choosing the best niche will really have an impact on your success. However, you have to focus on what interests you the most. You can narrow down your choices by first thinking of the general area of your interest. Then go ahead and dig deeper to see what niche will be better for you depending on your knowledge. Keep in mind that you will be marketing the products. Life will be easier for you if you know more about that certain niche than going with a popular one that is not really your top choice.

    Nonetheless, it will also help to consider hot niches of today.

    Here are some of the hot niches of today:

    1. Dating
    2. Health
    3. Weight Loss

    Don't worry! Many warriors will start posting more information for your benefit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Janetpegs
      Thank you for your advice. I appreciate it
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      • Profile picture of the author Tonester
        Actually, all this advice is correct, but I'd like to add something.

        Affiliate marketing can make you money sure, but if you don't do it correctly, it'll end up having you frustrated and quiting.

        There are many steps to a good affiliate marketing business, too many to go into here. But the first one, which I don't hear mentioned, is to do some keyword research to find out if there really IS a market for what you want to sell.

        Focusing on popular topics right away could work but you'll have a lot of competition. It's best to choose a specialized niche at first, one you know has enough online traffic to sustain a business. How do you find out a niche? Keyword research.

        For free, you can use Google's Keyword Planner. It used to be for anyone to use but it was really meant for their own Adwords advertisers, so now, you have to sign up for an Adwords account to access it. You'll need a credit card for that, but it won't be charged unless you run ads (which you won't)

        In the keyword planner, you can type in different keywords and it will tell you how many searches per month and the competition (if many advertisers are bidding on that keyword). The more searches per month, the better, but the more searches the more competition you'll have.

        This step is absolutely necessary because you may think a topic would be popular, but when searching you may find out it only has 50 searches per month. Not enough. You want to aim for over 1000 or more.

        This is just one of the many aspects of starting an online business. You must find out of there's a market first. Otherwise, you'll be selling to no one.

        Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Greenflame
    Originally Posted by Janetpegs View Post

    Hi warriors. I want to get into affiliate marketing but don't know where or how to start I'm having difficulty coming up with a niche. I feel like the jack of all trades but master of none. Is there anyone who can guide me. I'm anxious to start as I need to supplement my income. I'm not sure where to start and how to get it going. I have no money to invest right now but have time to learn the business. Please no scams. Thanks in advance,
    Hi Janet. I used to be in the same shoes once. Making money through affiliate marketing without investments is possible, no matter what they say. First off, decide on your niche. It must be lucrative, not just any hobby you have. Health is a very good example. It's evergreen. You don't necessarily have to be an expert in the sphere. Nobody's born with the knowledge. You've got to learn it. Start with a free blog if you can't afford a hosting package. Create a blog on blogger.com. Install a free Blogger theme. Then you can make your own videos about healthy living using a free software called Windows Movie Maker. Also curate other people's videos there. Sign up to Clickbank, pick up hot products, design unique banners for them using something like free online logo creators. Put 1 ad per video below each video. Promote your free blog in social media. Go to G+. Find relevant communities, join, share your blog posts. But your goal is not to just distribute your blog updates. You need to build circles of potential customers. Start adding people who might be interested in your affiliate products to circles. Those who add you back are your gain, remove those who don't. Engage in conversations in communities, profiles and pages and a lot of them will add you first. Then build RELATIONS with your connections and grow your network. Keep up your correspondence and occasionally invite them to watch a video on your blog, just don't spam. Alternatively, harvest new contacts on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. You can start building an email list, Sign up for Madmimi or Benchmarkmail, they have awesome free plans to let you collect a lot of leads, earn money first and only then pay. Good luck to you. If you have any questions on my tips, feel free to ask.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carl Donovan
    Here's a free resource for learning affiliate marketing. Four hours of video that will kick start your mindset: http://affiliate-army.com/affiliate-...ng-survival-sp

    Hope it helps
    Carl
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  • Important thing is to build your list! When you have a list there are endless possibilities you can do with it

    Build your relationship with them and provide value. Have a sales funnel in place of your recommend affiliate products you use yourself in order to monetize.

    Provide them with a free bribe or offer like ebook or video tutorials you are skilled in to get their emails.

    These are my steps to building a list.
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