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The usual order that you can find everywhere is find a niche, research keywords, find affiliate program, set up SEOed website, create backlinks, climb SERPs. But so many people never make a dime.

Looking backwards, in not so distant past, may biggest mistake was lack of action. I know, that's cliche. Well here is my idea for a solution. You start with buying a domain name. The first thing you do when you make that decision to get involved in affiliate marketing, you buy a domain name. Yes it will cost you $8 but it's nothing and it cost me much more not to do it. I'll tell you exactly how in a minute.

Second thing you do is you set up a website. I know you do not have anything to put on your website. That is absolutely fine. You put up a website that is completely empty. You'll fill it with content later.

Now, don't worry I don't want you through away even the $8 so buy a domain name that is neutral, something like "happyafternoon" or "opinionofjames". This way you will be able to use the domain for some application and most likely you will still be able to pull some money out of if.

On the other hand if you never buy a domain name and never set up even an empty website you will never be able to pull money out of it. That is 100% sure.

I think, although I have no proof to support this theory whatsoever, that the people who fail at affiliate marketing fall into two major groups. They can be perfectly rational, foreseeing, creative and hardworking all together but when they try affiliate marketing they fallow two patterns.

One - obsessive perfectionists who never take any action because they believe they have to come up with a new FaceBook right from the drawer of their desk,

Two - daydreamers who believe they will find a top secret ninja system which installed on their computers will make them billions of dollars on auto pilot.

I had this problem so I know what I'm talking about. If I wear smart enough to start affiliate marketing with website, my progress would have been much faster.

Having a website in place can provide significant relief in both situations. You can simply test both your perfect theory and your secret ninja tool against reality. The out come is obvious but there is another benefit.

Once you have a website in place and you start playing with it. You are in a real world and it will distract you from both perfectionism and daydreaming.


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TroyF  

I agree. You need a website. Simply having a Squidoo lens or free blogging site does not cut it. You need to have the appearance of being a professional and cheaping out will hurt you in the end.

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