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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners: What You Need To Know
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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: What You Need To Know

So you want to be an affiliate marketer? Congrats to you for making the bold step into the online marketing world. Before you get too excited and before you hype yourself up about all the money you are going to make, there are a few things you should know first. Here a six need to know basics in affiliate marketing for beginners.

1. Find Your Perfect Niche

▪Don’t get all scatterbrained and try to go into every niche ever created. When you are first starting out it is best to focus on one niche that greatly interests you, promote it as best as you can and sell it well before moving onto another niche.

2. Search Engine Marketing

▪Before you start paying Google or Bing to market your sites on, make sure you know what you are doing first or else everything that you may earn will just end up going back to the search engine and never make it into your pocket.

3. Know Your Product and Your Audience

▪The one thing you want to make sure you always do is learn about the different products and/or services you are promoting. That way when you create content on your site you actually know what you are talking about. By doing this you will build up your credibility exponentially and build trust with your potential customers. Without trust you will never make a sale. Period.

4. Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

▪Don’t just promote products from one merchant. Doing this could land you in potential trouble such as problems with receiving payment (not that that happens often). Protect yourself and try to promote products from different merchants.

5. Be Willing To Learn and Embrace Change

▪There are changes in Internet marketing all the time and if you want to be successful in this business you need to stay on top of those changes and adapt to them. Also if you wish to be successful, isn’t it better to learn from the best? There are tons of successful online marketers out there that are more than willing to teach others what they have learned about the marketing world. You should always strive to learn something new everyday in this business and attempt to seek those successful marketers out and gain some advice and inspiration. Learning from other people and learning new things can’t hurt you. It will only help you grow as an online marketer.

6. Don’t Give Up!

âIt is sad but nearly 80% of new affiliates on the web today give up way too early. Why is that? It is because many of them expect to make thousands overnight and don’t want to work hard to earn that money. Making thousands overnight just won’t happen. For this business it is important to be patient, monitor your statistics and see what is and what is not working for you.

Don’t worry. Before you know it you will start making money. Strive to get your business up and running and I assure you the money will follow soon after.

If you expected this business to be easy, you are in for a rude awakening. To be successful in affiliate marketing you are going to have to work harder than you ever had before, but in the end it truly is worth it. Always remember, if success was that easy then everyone would be successful and nobody would be struggling in the world. To gain success you must work hard to achieve it but once you do the rewards are fantastic.

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Love #4, doing that right now actually. And most people I think give up to early because they don't realize this is a business. Just like if you started a pizza business. You wouldn't become the next Pizza Hut over night, although people think that of this because it is the internet.

  about 7 years ago

I totally agree. Most people that start in affiliate marketing have the mindset of wanting to make money right away when that almost always doesn't happen. To start your own business and have it be successful takes time and patience and not a lot of people have that.

  about 7 years ago

Your article is very interesting and very informative. Nice job!

  about 7 years ago

Thank you :-)

  about 7 years ago

A good article for all veteran and new affiliate marketers, Nessa. Thanks for sharing !

  about 7 years ago

You are very welcome :-)

  about 7 years ago

Very solid advice! Maybe you could expand on where and how to place links in a later article?

  about 7 years ago

That is a great idea! I will definitely do that. Thanks for the comment :-)

  about 7 years ago
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