How To Get Started in Affiliate Marketing

In case you are STILL struggling to get started in affiliate marketing even after all of the ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes you’ve purchased and glossy magic push button money machines you’ve been chasing then this may simply be one of the crucial important blog posts that you read this year.

I hate to break it to you but you’ve been dreaming. Anybody who tells you that you can earn a living by clicking a number of buttons or browsing some web sites is straight up lying to you.

If you have been duped by these marketing hyenas, don’t worry too much because I think everybody who wants to be successful online has, at some point, been ripped off. I know I have.

However there may be hope. There are methods to genuinely make a sustainable, scalable, regular income as an affiliate marketer and I’m going to reveal the quickest and best strategy to do it right now!.

Step 1- Select A Niche Market

First things first. If you’ll be selling services then there must be individuals who need what you might be promoting. That is achieved in two levels.

  1. Make an inventory of potential area of interest ideas
  2. Decide whether or not the area of interest you want to enter is worthwhile

How To Generate Niche Ideas

Make a list of ALL your hobbies and interests. Not solely your present ones but hobbies and pursuits that you’d be interested in studying about. Do the same for all your friends, household and neighbours.

For instance. If one of my hobbies is martial arts and  my partner does pole fitness ( not to be confused with pole dancing, she hates that) and pilates, my mum is a keen bike rider, my daughter is starting gymnastics and street dancing……. and the list goes on.

Make an inventory of potential issues that you might have had in the past. Chances are another person has also had the identical problem. Have you ever suffered with pimples, anxiousness or despair, wanted to lose weight, struggled with cash issues. All these are potential issues that different people may have that require a solution.

Additionally checklist all of your earlier jobs that you’ve achieved in the past and do the same to your family and friends. You’ll find some skill sets or job roles that will make good niche markets.

Now you will have an exhaustive list of area of interest concepts you could find out whether or not that area of interest will make you any money.

It is advisable to verify whether or not there are products already being offered in your area of interest. Don’t be afraid of too much competition if there are lots of people promoting in a particular niche then it’s because thee’s money to be made. When you enter a niche where no-one is promoting anything there is in all probability an excellent reason for that- There’s no money in that market.

Go to Clickbank.com and take a look at the ‘marketplace’ tab. On the left hand side you’ll have a list of categories which list all of the digital products listed on Clickbank’s database.

Not only will this offer you extra niche ideas but you too can see what products are already selling. That is hugely important because it tells you what your marketplace are already buying. Listing the product results by ‘Gravity’ this is how Clickbank measures what number of products are being sold. The higher the gravity the more the product is selling.

Next go to JVzoo.com and take a look at the highest sellers listings. You may take a look at what products have sold the most copies today, yesterday, the past 7 days and the previous 30 days. When you see a product consistently showing up then it’s making quite a lot of sales therefore people are spending money on it.

I’d use JVzoo.com for the digital/web marketing space and Clickbank for all the other niches. It appears to work best that way round.

Go to magazines.com and take a look at the homepage. That is the place they put the magazines that they think will promote the best due to previous sales. Also take a look at the best sellers section, these are the magazines which might be consistently selling month after month so there’s a demand for the content. This will let you know what subjects individuals are already spending money on.

Go down to your local store and take a look at the magazines on the shelves. They have everything from boating to running to guns to knitting, not only will it offer you extra niche ideas but once more it should reveal what’s already selling. If somebody is managing to print {a magazine} each month then there needs to be revenue there.

Okay, so now you have your profitable niche, let’s move on to step 2

Step 2- Construct a List of Subscribers

We’ve established a niche market, we all know it’s profitable, now we’d like a list of prospects to sell to.

Don’t worry it’s not as daunting as it sounds, however there are a few things you need.

  1. A Lead Magnet

That is your free giveaway or ‘moral bribe’ which you utilize to get individuals to offer you their name and email address. No-one goes to join your list only for the hell of it, you’ll want to give them a reason. I usually use PDF studies however you can use movies, audios, software program downloads, anything of worth that your market will use and benefit from.

Now I need to stress. It NEEDS to be something of worth. Simply because you’re giving it away for free doesn’t mean you can put up a crap product and get away with it. Your prospect must be blown away with the content you’re giving away for free. This way they’re more likely to belief you and buy your recommendations.

When you use a PDF try to keep it brief (beneath 20 pages) they need to be able to consume all of the content material in under 15 minutes.

2. A Squeeze Page (lead capture page)

This is you one-page web site that you use to gather your prospect’s names and e-mail addresses. When you only ever have ONE web site this is the one you need. It has ONE purpose, ONE objective and that is to get the name and e-mail address of the visitor.

You don’t need pages and pages of content or any other distracting hyperlinks for them to click on. There needs to be only TWO issues they can do from your squeeze page. Shut it down or opt-in.No links to articles, blogs or videos as these will lower your conversions drastically.

3. An Autoresponder Tool

This is a database where you’ll store all the names and e-mail addresses of your subscribers. You may arrange emails to go out automatically this is known as an auto-responder sequence or you may send bulk emails to your list as a broadcast. It is advisable to have a mixture of each to maximise your sales however that’s topic for future discussion.

Step 3- Drive Visitors To Your Squeeze Page

The final ingredient to make this work is visitors.

With out visitors nothing happens , that is the fuel to your online marketing enterprise. But not all visitors is created equal. It needs to be highly focused visitors (i.e individuals interested in your niche).

Two quick methods you can begin to drive targeted visitors is blog commenting and boards.

Blog commenting

Find high authority blogs in your niche and browse through the posts. Be sure they’re latest, you don’t need to comment on a ‘tumbleweed’ blog that no-one ever goes to and hasn’t been updated since 2006. Find a post you could ‘add worth’ to and leave a comment on the bottom with a hyperlink back to your website. DO NOT simply write ‘nice post, here’s a link to my web site’ that probably won’t even get authorized and if by some miracle it did, you won’t be seen as an authority in your niche, just a spammer looking to put up links everywhere.

It is advisable to write something of interest, something that is like an extension of the post. Really add worth and the traffic will come naturally.

Boards

The place’s the perfect place to interact with your market? At their favorite hangouts, right?

Search for all of the boards and discussion groups in your market and join. Flick through all of the threads, learn all of the questions which might be being requested and see if there are any you can answer or a discussion you could add value to.

It is advisable to approach a discussion board with NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE. It is advisable to introduce your self, take part and genuinely try to help the members.  Not push your web site links.

You’ll be allowed to add a link into your signature file and when you add value to the group the visitors will come naturally.

So that is an overview of the technique I exploit to make money as an affiliate and there’s NO reason why you can’t do the same. The great thing about this technique is how repeatable it is. you can have numerous lists in quite a few niches selling quite a few products getting paid quite a few commissions every single day. You may scale as large as you need. But it’s up to you to take action and put the work in.



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