Affiliate Marketing 101 – The Basics



Do you have a desire to start your online business, and all you want is to start making money online, but things don’t seem to be working for you. There is a reason for that, probably there are some little things you skipped or not doing them.

It takes some basic things to be successful at affiliate marketing:

Change the way you think about money.

Before you start an affiliate marketing business or can even contemplate picking an affiliate program to join, you will need to make some basic changes in your thinking.

You’ve got to really change the way you view money and you want to begin to feel like you deserve to be wealthy. While this concept seems simple, many people don’t feel like they deserve money.

As a result, their activities reflect their feelings of lack of worthiness. Instead of coming home from work and hitting the computer, reading an ebook, watching a training video, taking action on a plan, they will instead come home, sit in front of the television and time will pass.

People who feel like they should be able to make lots of money online will naturally make a lot of money online. This is not some spiritual or some motivational talk, although I feel that spirituality is a part of everyone’s journey. However, that is not what I’m talking about when I say people can make lots of money.

The most important thing to remember is that if you feel like you deserve lots of money, you will take the actions to make it happen.

Stay focused

When you are new at affiliate marketing it is easy to get distracted and lose focus, I was guilty of this, you know, I was involved in 6 different niches, I was doing 10 different traffic strategies, I was promoting everything that could make me money and followed everyone.

Guess what, I was making zero money online, in order to make money online by using the power of affiliate marketing you need to focus on one niche, one product, and one traffic method, you need to focus on those until you become an expert on your niche and making enough money then you can start thinking about expanding to another niche or traffic method.

Pick a niche product to start with and then START

As I said above, you will need to pick one niche product and then start, all you need to succeed online is starting with your main product.

The simple way to find the product you need to start with is to ask yourself this question ‘what is one product that my audience can’t survive without ?’ The answer to this question will give you the ideal product for your audience.

For example, if you’re teaching your audience how to start an affiliate marketing business, probably the answer can be a landing page builder and the product is Clickfunnels.

If you’re teaching your audience, how to build an authority blog that makes them 6 figures, the answer could be a reliable web hosting and this could be WpxHosting.

If you’re teaching your audience on how to lose weight, the answer could be changing their diet and the product could be a diet program like Jane Craig Diet Program.

You can use the examples above to find your main product, then you could promote what I call auxiliary products, those are products that compliment your main product, those could be an autoresponder, a domain name, coaching, etc for those who have an audience who is interested in affiliate marketing.

Find a mentor and then take action.

Most people you will meet on your online business journey they don’t make any money and then they will pretend to want to teach you how to do it, you need to avoid these people.

You need to find one mentor who had achieved things do you want to achieve and then take action, do everything they tell you to do and you will be successful.

For me, my views on affiliate marketing and life, in general, changed completely when I met my mentor, it is very important that you find a mentor for yourself.

This is the guy who is helping me to rebuild my online business, all you have to do is to join Clickfunnel via this link and when you join send me an email via the contact form below, I will send you access to his training and his private coaching group.

Make a schedule and then stick to it.

This is what my mentor taught me, you need to make a schedule and then stick to it, if do you have a 9-5 job, you can do this too, all you need is at least two hours per day each and every day, after arriving home from your day job, you can take time for your family, your significant other and then dedicate two hours for your affiliate marketing business.

If you can’t find time to do this after work hours or maybe you arrive home very tired, you can try to do it early in the morning before going to work, just try to wake up earlier than normal.

Start small and apply what you learn as you go.

Avoid being overwhelmed out of the gate. You want to learn, apply it on a small level and then scale up when you feel you have the basics under control.

While you are doing this, you will start to make money. By staying focused, I mean avoid the multi-tab distractions. You can open a ton of websites in browsers nowadays.

If your plan calls for answering emails between a certain time and a certain time, avoid reading emails before that time. Tell yourself, it will still be sitting there waiting for you at.

Final words

This is the basic of affiliate marketing, if do you want to learn more about starting your affiliate marketing business and starting an online business please feel free to check out this free training on how to kill your 9-5 job, and the good news is that my mentor will do 90% of all work, all you need to do is to take action.

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As always, Thank you for your support.