I was out walking the dog this afternoon, my mind wondering. As usual it was wondering to affiliate marketing. Yep I am one of those people who can not get away from my work.
I tried to refocus and started to think back to what I knew (or rather I didn’t know) about affiliate marketing when I first started out. Don’t get me wrong, I am still learning everyday, but I didn’t have a clue back then. I spent hours and hours looking for information, no easy task I can tell you.
So my train of thought this morning lead me to deciding what I want this blog to be about. As the title suggests “How to start as an affiliate marketer.”
Also as a starter you may not have the money to invest in the tools that seasoned marketers use, so I will talk about other options to get you started and on the road. I will also give you different little tools that I use to help make life more simple. The tools will be limited but a start is a start. I will covers all these things in other posts. Also if you subscribe to the newsletter I will send out more in depth tutorials on each tool.
Not every tool I am going to recommend will be a free tool, but more often than not you can get a 30 free trial.
One thing I always recommend to people and always will is …. when signing up for something like a tool, always use someones affiliate link. This way you are helping someone else with their business and like attracts like, one day someone is going to use your affiliate link to sign up under you.
I would also suggest that you get yourself organised, even if you are like me and believe me it takes a lot of hard work for me to be organised and before I know it I still can not find what I am looking for. In this business time is money and you don’t want to be spending time looking for what you need. In the time spent looking you could have set something up and already been earning from it. I think this is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Now if someone would just write a course on how to be organised they would have their first customer with me.
You will need:-
A product to promote
and places to advertise.
My way of doing things might not be the best way, but it will give you a good start. Never stop learning, try other ways as well and eventually you will find the best way for you to do things. Do not spam people, enjoy what you are doing and given time you can start earning a good income. One thing not to expect and that is getting rich over night, it may happen for a lucky few but don’t be taken in by all the hype.
Work hard, never stop learning, listen to suggestions, help others along the way and you will get the success you are trying to build.