When people here the term “Affiliate Marketing” they very often think it is something extremely complex and maybe something they cannot learn. Maybe they believe it is too technical and they do not have what it takes to get to grips with it all. Here, I want to walk you through the Affiliate Marketing basics in a way that is not confusing and I hope it will offer you some solid simple facts which will allow you to get started with a little more confidence.
So, have you been left in the dark when it comes to Affiliate Marketing? Do you believe that you do not have what it takes to become successful with an online business? Keep reading, and i will reveal just how simple the actual process is.
The Initial Hurdle
Maybe this is not the first piece of information you are reading on this subject, and if you have done any prior research then you may have some questions onwhat it is all about.
Very often you will find people trying to explain things to you in a way that blows your mind and which leaves you walking away with doubts. You can also find yourself swamped within various sources of conflicting information. So, the first hurdle I am going to help you overcome is a simple one, I AM GOING TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE!
How Affiliate Marketing Works
In a nutshell, an Affiliate Marketer (potentially you) would make your business centered around promoting and selling other peoples products and earning a percentage (a commission).
This is no reason for you to panic however, the process itself is extremely simple if you follow simple steps. Look at the diagram here!
First of all you would build a website (of course with the required training and tuition), which would be helpful and informative to customers within a chosen niche (subject) which you feel comfortable in. Once your website is established and you have visitors to your hard work, you will then be recommending products and services from other advertisers.
Once your visitors are satisfied you are offering them the help and information they need, they will then purchase the required products via your website by using affiliate links and/or banners. In return for this, you are given a percentage of the earnings back from the advertiser for advertising their product on your website.
Here are the steps in simple form.
2. Write reviews of different products related to your subject that offer advice and assistance to your readers.
3. Get visitors and send your readers to buy these products using special affiliate links to the relevant advertisers.
4. Earn a commission on all sales when customers by products recommended from your website.
The process really is as simple as that! There is nothing more complicated.
Is It Really So Simple? What’s The Catch?
I want to be honest with you here. Yes, the process really is that simple. There is nothing more complicated than following these steps.
The reality of building a business online though is like building a regular brick and mortar establishment. Would you expect to open a furniture store and be a millionaire within a week? Or course you would’t. The problem is (and very often can be) is that most people are impatient.
They build a website and sit spitting and cursing because it is not working, yet they only allow themselves a week or two before they get fed up and throw in the towel while calling it all a load of BS.
Also, if you went into your local high street and wanted to open a shop, would you expect to do it for FREE? Again, of course you would’t. Online though, people do expect that (for some crazy reason).
If you want to be an Affiliate Marketer (and a successful one) you have to go into it with the frame of mind of building a business. Lay the foundations, get your website built using all of the training, follow the rules, work hard and give it some time to build up.
I have known people become good online business owners that have started making a nice income in a few months. I also know many that are making a lot more money as they have continued to grow and expand.
If you have the commitment and patience to do what it takes, then you can become successful online. The steps are quite simple, and very often the hurdle you have to overcome, is yourself.
Can I Do This Full Time?
Yes, you can become an Affiliate Marketer on a full time basis, just like I do. Again though, you need to put in the effort and allow your business to expand andgain recognition. You will not be doing this full time within a few days. Start off on a part time basis and do what you can to get the ball rolling first.
I for example, I started off slow as I did not have a great deal of money in the beginning. I took my membership for the training I needed and it took me around 9 months to say I was making some good money. It was after 2 years that I had made enough money and had a sustainable income to do it full time.
Do Not Run Before You Can Walk!
Work at a good pace and be thorough with your tuition and website building. Do not cut corners. Doing things correctly and building up your business slowly will see you achieve great results down the line!
What Are The Risks?
Since the internet started, naturally over time it has become extremely popular with billions of users online every day globally. Over time too, the information super highway has expanded covering many topics and areas of interest.
Unfortunately, when it comes to building a business online, the subject has a stigma attached to it. I imagine you will be able to figure out where I am going with this, but if not I can explain it very easily. It takes only one word and that is SCAM!
There are countless reports that have come to light over the years of people losing their money by signing up to so called schemes promising you a better income. Thankfully, Google and the other search engines have been clamping down on these Scam websites and people are also more cautious these days (thankfully).
Let me just tell you briefly, if people are offering you a way to build a business that will earn you thousands (or millions) in a short time, they are talking garbage and they are trying to take you for a ride.
Nothing in life is completely free, and earning money online is certainly not as easy as people tell you. If it was, we would all be doing it.
So, forget all of the flashing lights and false promises. If you want to become a successful online marketer, you need to put the work in and you need to invest time and a little money, end of story.
Watch the Video To See The Basics Of How Affiliate Marketing Works
How & Where To Go To Get Started?
When it comes to getting started you have a lot of options to be honest. For example, if you go on YouTube you will see a lot of video presentations on Affiliate Marketing, what it is and ways to go about it.
Also, if you dive into Google, there are numerous resources available (normally at a price) to get the ball rolling.
Personally, I use a service which I stand by. I have made some mistakes in the past by joining various other programs which amounted to nothing. These are not mistakes I will make again!
If you are serious about getting started and want to build an affiliate marketing business online then click the button below. It will offer you more information on the service and training package I used to become a full time Affiliate Marketer and create a full time income.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments below and I will be happy to help you out getting started with your free trial.