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Beginner Affiliate Marketing
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Beginner Affiliate Marketing

"The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action."

-Alexander Graham Bell

Like many, during these financial down times, I am finding myself looking for ways to earn extra money. I work a full-time job but that just isn't enough anymore. I considered a second job but because of physical restraints, that is not possible for me. So....hello affiliate marketing.

I had never paid much attention to affiliate marketing and I only had a bare basics understanding of how it worked. I knew you could put links on your website to places like Amazon but I never delved into it much. Then a couple of months ago, after trying to budget in the cost of groceries over the holidays, I realized, I needed to do something to help bring in more money. I still have no idea why affiliate marketing popped into my head, but it did. Thus my search began.

The first place I looked was Amazon. I knew about them because I had promoted some of their books on my personal blog and I also had AdSense installed. I looked up my account; nothing on Amazon but, WOW, I had a whopping, $5.86 in commissions on AdSense. I needed $100 to draw on the money, I wasn’t even close. So, I started my adventure to making enough money to supplement our household income.

I will tell you first off, there are "thousands" of sites with information on affiliate marketing out there and most of them want to charge you for their hard earned knowledge. Some of them wanted a small fortune. I did fall prey to one of them; cost me $50 for the information. When I review this program, I will post my results.

It took me two months to find any pearls in that sea of information or ones I thought would be doable without spending a bunch of money. I figured other people were finding it difficult as well. So, I decided to post My Adventures into Affiliate Marketing blog and take my readers, step-by-step with me on this adventure. I will report what I learn and what I find, without charging you for the information. And if you want to help me in my search, "please" email me, I would love to have some partners.

Hopefully, by taking this journey together, we will be able to learn and grow our affiliate marketing business.


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rachel6  

Great article Nancy! I'm just starting out as well and hoping to figure out how to make my affiliate marketing adventure a huge success :)

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  about 5 years ago

It's a learning curve but I am learning more each day. I found a great course called Affilorama Blueprint. I have learned so much and I am only half way through. It really is a step by step from picking a domain, setting up wordpress to advanced SEO. Great course.

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  about 5 years ago
GIL3  

Hellow Nancy. I'm sure you'll success. Everybody start earning one dollar and then depends on you.I hope to follow your steps; 1.- take action. 2.- earn your first dollar. 3.- get associated. And the rest is up to you.

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  about 6 years ago

You started it off right by saying the only difference in success and failure is the ability to take action. I will add on more to the list The only difference between between the 98% that fail and the 2% that succeed is the 2% take action. The 98% only dream of taking action.

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  about 6 years ago

Exactly! If you don't have the desire to suceed you will also fail.

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  about 6 years ago

It's funny you mention Alexander Bell, for reasons best left to myself I always admired him. His invention of the telephone was actually because he was trying to find out about sound to help someone he loved dearly who was deaf. It was then used against those he was trying to help, forever and a day. But what comes around goes around and now there is texting, but that won't work either?

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  about 6 years ago

I admire him as well. When I found this quote of his, I thought it was appropriate for this business.

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  about 6 years ago

Nancy you will succeed as long as you are dedicated, motivated, and take action is the big one. Looks like you have all three. We wish you many successes and if you help enough other people and you will get rewarded. Drop me a line if you need assistance.

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  about 6 years ago

Nice job Nancy. Sometimes things can get a little tough. If you need any help with affiliate marketing shoot me an email. Stop by my site and get a copy of the internet wealth guide. It is free. It will give you some basics that can help you get found on the internet. Driving traffic to your site is the key. There are many ways to do this. One way is article marketing. It is also free. Knowing how to write it so the search engines give you a good ranking is another story. You seem to have a handle on article writing. Good job.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Rodney, I appreciate at it. I will check out the information you listed. One thing I do have going for me is determination...I will be a sucess at this :-)

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  about 6 years ago
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