The term affiliate marketing for newbie suggests an move toward somehow different than affiliate marketing for experienced pros. You’ll be surprised and maybe relived that success with affiliate marketing is amazingly similar for both camps.
First, let’s do a quick walk through of what affiliate marketing is, followed by an impression of what it’s going to take to get your affiliate marketing efforts off the ground.
Affiliate marketing for newbie, or any others, involves the basic concept of linking a customer with a product. Your job, as the affiliate marketer is to put these two parties jointly. In essence you’re the common middle man, except in this case a critical middle man, and if done correctly a very well paid middle man!
The product can be anything, digital such as an eBook, or a training program sent electronically or something tangible like a TV a blender or a distended animal. You however, don’t have to touch the inventory. You’re job is to place content online, typically using a search train like Google. In your content you place a link or two. The link takes the concerned customer to the product or service you’re on behalf of. If they’re want it, they buy and you get a commission, thanks to your link which identifies you. It’s really that simple.
So you ask where do you find the offers? Click Bank is a common source of digital offers, but Amazon, Target and even Wal-Mart run thriving affiliate marketing programs for newbie and the experienced. There are literally thousands of companies eager to have you market their product. In return you can earn a commission. With Click Bank, the commissions are often 75% of the price paid! Most of the products price around $40…so doing the math, that means you make $30 per sale! Sell one or two a day and in a week you’ve made over $400! The commissions at Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart are quite a bit lower (2-5%) but many people make a fine living just targeting one of these three major retailers.
If you’re excited about the opportunity you should be! Now for a little dose of reality. Only a small underground of those new to this ever go on to make a dime in affiliate marketing. Why? Because most have no training in online marketing. Look, anyone can make money online, I’m income proof of that. But the preparation I got early on in area including how to build a web site (it can be done with minimal hassle factor) keyword research and SEO research, among other topics, made all the difference. See my bio below for more on this.
Another frequently over looked key to success for newbie is to time and again work at it. You don’t need to spend eight hours a day or even two. Here’s what constancy looks like: sixty minutes a day, at least five days a week for a year. Now, that, joint with quality training, will take you to the next level. Spend more time each day and join that with excellent preparation and you’ll go even further!
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