If you are just starting out and creating your own product seems to costly and time consuming or you really wouldn’t have a clue how to create your own product then why not try your hand at Affiliate Marketing.
For me personally this is exactly how I got started making money online. I tried just about everything else and I kept coming back to affiliate marketing. It seemed the easiest and the quickest to get started with.
While this was true, it was easy to start and quick but getting results was far from easy. At times it almost felt impossible but with around 2 years of persistence I started to make a little affiliate commissions every month.
Now of course this motivated me to keep going and eventually I had built up a great recurring full time income. I was able to spend more time with the family and work on my constantly growing business.
The biggest problem I found was exactly where to get started because after I started to make money it all seemed to click.
When you first start it’s just a haze of doubt and uncertainty, you need to find a good coach, course or mentor and stick to one proven system until your learn enough to move on or you start money an income.
So let me back this up a little as I just realized that many people ready this are still not clear on exactly what Affiliate marketing is so let me cover that first.
Firstly What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Well to put it in a sentence or two, affiliate marketing is essentially promoting someone’s product that you didn’t create or own. By doing this the owner of the product will pay you a commission for each sale that you produce.
There are many different products that you can promote as an affiliate every thing from:
- Digital Products
- Coaching Course’s
- Offline Seminars or Training
- Physical Products
The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing
When you decide to take on the world of Internet Marketing and more so Affiliate Marketing you will find that there is going to be plenty of tough times ahead. In saying that there is the flip side of all the struggle and confusion and that’s when you start to achieve some level of success.
The first week you earn ore than you did slaving away at work for someone else is the real turning point.
From this point on the benefits of being an affiliate marketer come to light, for the past 2 or 3 years people have laugh at what you were doing with your spare time until now.
This is when you can hold you head up high and enjoy the benefits of being a successful Affiliate Marketer.
Here are a few benefits involved with affiliate marketing:
- There is no need to own a product.
- Easy to get started making money online
- Next to no cost at all to get started promoting.
- Huge number of products to promote in basically any niche you can imagine.
- Potential to earn a full time income from home.
Those are just a few of the benefits involved with Affiliate Marketing.
How to get started in Affiliate Marketing.
The first thing you will need to do is to join an Affiliate Marketing Site or better known as an Affiliate Marketplace. This will provide you with 1000’s of products to promote in all sorts of different niche’s.
Seriously if you can imagine it , then it’s probably for sale and you can promote it.
Once you find a product you would like to promote you will then be given a unique link that you send people to. Once they purchase through your link you will be credited with that sale and payed a commission.
Just go to Google and type in Affiliate Marketplace in the search bar and you will find thousands of different one’s to choose from.
Each Affiliate Marketplace will have a basic video and instructions on how to get started, I suggest you sign up to one of these marketplaces and go through the training videos.
From that point you will soon see that there are a number of different ways to promote an affiliate product. You can read plenty of more information on this subject on this site as well as checking out recommended and my own coaching and affiliate courses.
Some of the various ways you might want to look further into is building your own website to review or promote a product, build a list of subscribers and promote affiliate offer to them, paid advertising to a landing page or directly to the affiliate offer and Youtube video are another great way to product incredible affiliate sales.
What’s The Income Potential Of Affiliate Marketing?
NOTE: Now for the good stuff, “the potential to earn money as an affiliate marketer, is it good or is it all hype?”
Now if you are just starting out then it may come as a shock to hear that you might not earn a single cent for months or in some cases even years. Don’t let this get you down as the potential is huge it’s just many people waste there time doing the wrong things.
This is non of there own direct fault as they don’t know any different. They have gone onto Google typed in how to make money online or similar and ended up getting into the shinny object syndrome which is all about buying the next best thing.
The problem is that you waste time not really learning anything just hoping from one push button lie to the next. Affiliate marketing takes hard work, time, education and a lot of trial and error.
If you have all of this and an overwhelming desire to persist until you succeed then affiliate marketing can be your potential Gold mine.
Remember the saying “You will Never Fail A Thing In Your Life If You Never Stop Trying To Succeed”
Here’s an example of how this might go as you are first starting to see some success online:
Let’s say you find an offer that converts at around 4% and you send 100 visitors to that offer per week. Now lets break it down if the offer that you are promoting is going to cost people $80 and you get 50% then it will work out that you get $40 per sale. Now at a conversion of 4% from the 100 Visitors you are sending there you will be making 4 sales for the week.
With each sale earning you $40 you will be banking an extra $160 per week from a small amount of traffic to a converting offer. The key is getting the traffic but not just any traffic you need targeted traffic, people that are looking for exactly what you are offering or recommending.
Pick It Up A Notch
Now lets say you start to get more traffic through paid ads or search engine traffic or even social traffic. Now you are sending 500 visitors to that same offer per week which will mean you will be banking an extra $640 per week which is nearly a full time wage in some industries.
So as you can see the potential to earn a living from Affiliate Marketing is awesome and remember the above example is on the minimal side of things and the example is from only promoting one product only.
Now as you get further along and have a good email list, good sites online that are getting traffic and you have built yourself up as a little bit of an authority then the sales will really pick up. Sending traffic on command to any relevant offer can have the potential to make thousands.
Actually there one cool video on Youtube where Frank Kern a Guru in the industry shows live how he sells over 1 million dollars online before lunch. In effect the potential is limitless and that’s why it’s so attractive. There is no industry wage or standard and some guy telling you that you have reached the maximum wage you can ever have.
If fact I quite my job when I reached the $200 profit per day point and remember the internet runs 7 days a week 365 days per year so that was a nice $1400 per week which was around the same that I was earning working 50 hours a week for someone else.
Probably the best advise for a beginner who wants to earn money online is that if you can find the right coach or course then affiliate marketing can be a very lucrative business and the potential to earn a full time income is getting easier and far quicker than ever before.
So if you are just starting out then I would certainly recommend you give Affiliate Marketing a try.