New people coming to our website, or people that are new to the industry may be a bit in the dark about affiliate marketing. So we thought it was time to shed some more light and offer you an affiliate marketing guide for beginners.
Generating a passive income is the stuff of dreams for most people, making money while you sleep, all of that — and as Neil Patel says, “for 99% of people, affiliate marketing is how they get started”.
Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners
What is Affiliate Marketing?
In the most simple of ways, it’s effectively selling someone else’s product or service. Often, this is done through a network or using affiliate links. This allows you to earn a commission if people buy through you and/or your links.
“Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.” — Pat Flynn
Affiliate Marketing Benefits
Generally you just need to focus on the traffic and conversion to sales on the site. You don’t need to worry about product creation; course creation etc. As a result, you can focus on honing your skills in the area that, arguably, matters most.
Lots of people have written guides regarding affiliate marketing but essentially it boils down to theses 7 steps:
- Decide on a platform or product
- Choose your niche or market segment
- Find affiliate programs to join.
- Create great content. This is harder than you think
- Drive traffic to your affiliate site.
- Get clicks on your affiliate links.
- Convert clicks to sales.
Test, measure, fail; test, measure, fail; test, measure, succeed.
That’s why digital affiliate marketing tends to work best.
You learn quicker.
Seems simple enough.
The key though is ensuring you can earn initial fee income, renewal fee income and that there are high ticket items to earn commission from.
We chose a platform that offers all of them.
In hindsight, it was literally the best affiliate marketing course out there.
It was the most effective programme in 2012 when we joined, and it was very different from the rest. As a result, it really stood out as something worth getting involved in. So much so we’re still working with them now, and will be continuing to do so!
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