One very common question that people ask when exploring ways that they can make money from home is; Is affiliate marketing for beginners?
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Things have been pretty busy lately as I continue to grow my online business and I have noticed that many of you have been making excellent progress with your websites.
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Stay on course and continue to follow the training and you are going to be pleasantly surprised at how fast your success is going to multiply.
For those of you who are thinking about giving affiliate marketing a try, in this post we will go over some of the reasons why affiliate marketing is the easiest way that you can start your own online business.
Getting started is not only easy, if you decide to join my top rated affiliate training program, it’s free!
So without further ado, let’s answer the question; “is affiliate marketing for beginners?”
Is affiliate marketing for beginners? – Absolutely!
As I look back over the last few years of my “making money online” journey, I realise that I wasted way too much time, money and effort on ideas and schemes that either didn’t pan out, or were just outright scams.
I spent countless hours doing surveys and micro jobs that would net me literally a couple bucks a day.
This is what sets affiliate marketing apart from every other opportunity that I explored.
I can spend as little as a couple of hours a day working on my websites and make 100 times the payout and more.
When I first started exploring affiliate marketing, I had absolutely no idea how it worked and to say the least, I was most definitely a beginner.
But what I did know about affiliate marketing was that there were thousands of other people making a full time income doing it. I also knew that I wanted to be one of them!
Is affiliate marketing for beginners? – How does it work?
Choose A Niche.
Think of a niche as a passion, interest or area of expertise.
Affiliate marketing will require some content creation on your part, so choosing a theme for the direction of your new website around something you enjoy will make the process much easier and even enjoyable.
One of my biggest passions happens to be baseball. So when I first started with this program, baseball was the niche that I chose.
You can choose any topic in the world and this program is going to teach you how to make money with it!
Don’t have a passion?
That’s o.k. too. You can build your affiliate marketing website around a predetermined niche chosen for you.
Either route you choose, you are going to learn how to make money from it.
Build A Website.
If you are going to try affiliate marketing, you are going to need a website.
Now don’t panic over this revelation!
When you join the training program with me, you are going to get 2 free, fully functional WordPress websites that come ready to start earning money.
This is a very simple process that can be accomplished by even the most inexperienced beginner.
In fact, you can Check Out My Build A Website Page to see how easy it really is and you will even find a video where you can watch a website being created.
You will have a website up and running within the first few hours of creating your free account.
Believe it or not, building your website is going to be the easiest step in your affiliate marketing journey and I will be with you every step of the way.
There are many different ways to attract visitors to your website and you will learn all of them with this training program.
One of the most important ways to attract visitors to your website is through the creation of quality content.
This is why I always recommend that you gear your first website towards something you are passionate about or are good at.
Let’s say you are good at carpentry, or you happen too be a mechanic.
How many people do you think ask Google everyday about fixing something broken on a car, or tips on building a set of stairs? How many times have you done it yourself?
Whatever your passion or expertise happens to be, there are millions of people on the web who will be interested in what you have to say.
When you prove to people that you know what you’re talking about, they start to trust you and your opinion on what products or services are best to help them fix their specific problem.
Think about beauty products alone.
There are of thousands of searches performed every day on what kind of make up is the best.
When people trust your opinion, it is easier to get them to buy the products you recommend.
Just be honest and don’t try to sell things just because they’re expensive. Your reputation as a reliable source is what you are trying to create.
This leads to repeat visitors to your website, which leads to repeat customers. 🙂
As you continue to create quality content that helps your visitors solve problems, search engines like Google will start to reward you with higher placement in their search engine results page (SERP’S).
This leads to more “organic” traffic to your website, which again leads to more customers.
You will also learn how to promote your website via social media, email and various other ways.
All the promoting that you will learn is what I like to think of as the best kind…Free!
If the thought of promoting concerns you, don’t worry about it. This is not something you have to do. It’s just a way of getting a little extra traffic to your site.
Monetize Your Traffic!
By monetizing your traffic, I mean make some money!
After your website is up and running and you have created some content, the next step is going to be to join some affiliate programs.
Nearly every retailer offers an affiliate program. So whatever niche you happen to choose, you can rest assured their will be products available for you to recommend on your website.
Here’s how it works.
- Sign up with any affiliate program you choose.
- The program approves your website.
- You receive a unique affiliate tracking ID.
- You place the affiliate link on your website for the product.
- When a visitor clicks this link and makes a purchase, you get paid!
Commissions from affiliate sales can range anywhere from 4% to as high as 50% or more.
So let’s say someone is searching the web for ” What is the Best Pitching Machine For The Money.”
This is an article that I wrote for my baseball website that has produced numerous sales for me, so we will use it for our example.
After entering the search term into Google, they happen to see my article in the search results.
That’s me in the image to the right with the #1 spot after the 3 paid ads. 🙂
They land on my website and start reading my article. They like what I have to say about my top rated pitching machine for the money, so they click on the affiliate link I put on the bottom of the page that reads “Check It Out Here!”
The link takes them to my review page with my Amazon affiliate link where they can make their secure purchase.
If they ultimately decide to buy the pitching machine, I get a commission!
This happens to be a $500 pitching machine and my current Amazon commission rate is right around 10%, so every machine I sell pays me around $50.
Remember, almost every retailer offers an affiliate program and commissions can vary widely.
I use Amazon for nearly all of my affiliate websites for 2 reasons.
- People trust Amazon!
- 24 Hour Link Life!
Remember, we are in the business of building trust with our visitors and when it comes time to purchase, no online retailer has more trust than Amazon.
Other affiliate programs may pay slightly higher commissions, but few will give you as many options as Amazon and fewer still will offer your customer a feeling of security when it comes time to make the purchase.
Amazon also provides its affiliates with a 24 hour cookie.
This means that anything that a visitor purchases within 24 hours after clicking your affiliate link from Amazon will be credited as a sale for you!
I cannot tell you how many extra sales I have made from this awesome feature.
For instance, just last week a visitor of mine purchased the above mentioned pitching machine through my affiliate link from Amazon.
While they were shopping around they also purchased a bat, glove and a bucket of balls.
My net proceeds from that 1 visitor ended up being $107.63. Awesome!
Another awesome feature is that the visitor doesn’t necessarily have to purchase the product you were promoting.
Anything they purchase within the 24 hour window is credited to you!
One time when I logged in to Amazon to grab a link, I checked on my sales to see how things were going and received a huge surprise.
Someone had clicked on my affiliate link for a bat that I was promoting, but didn’t end up buying the bat.
Instead, they had purchased a pitching machine that I wasn’t even recommending.
That purchase netted me a little over $100 for a product that I wasn’t even promoting. This is not something that happens all the time, but it does happen.
Is affiliate marketing for beginners? – What’s the best part?
Besides the obvious opportunity to make a truly unlimited income, there are some other major benefits to affiliate marketing.
Cheap start up.
The start up costs associated with starting your own online affiliate marketing business is very cheap when compared to most other online business opportunities.
In fact, I’m going to show you how you can get started for free & get 2 free websites!
No warehousing or products to own.
As an affiliate marketer, there is never a need to actually buy anything you are going to sell on your website.
This means you never have to worry about where to store the products you promote.
No shipping or returns.
All the shipping and returns are taken care of by your affiliate partner. You never have to worry about packaging or shipping and return costs!
No collecting payments.
All payment collections are taken care of by the retailer where the purchase is made.
You never have to worry about things like non payment and collecting credit card information.
Is affiliate marketing for beginners? – Where can I get started for free?
In this article we have discussed some of the reasons why I think affiliate marketing gives beginners the best opportunity to create their own successful online business.
If this opportunity sounds like something you are interested in, I would like to invite you to join me for a free, no obligation journey into the world of affiliate marketing.
The training program I’m talking about is a wonderful online community called Wealthy Affiliate.
This is where I found my first real taste of success in my own online money making journey and I know that you are going to love it too.
I have been making money with this program for a few years now and I would not recommend it to you if I wasn’t completely confident that you will learn how to do it too.
The only thing you have left to do now, is head over to my full review and check out all the details of what the program has to offer with the link below.
And remember, when you join with one of the sign up links that you will find there, you will have me as your personal helper. 🙂
This means that I will do everything possible to ensure your success!
The worst that can happen is that you learn a ton about affiliate marketing, get 2 free websites and decide it’s not for you.
The best that can happen is that you like what you see and start a journey toward achieving whatever goal you set for yourself.
The income potential is truly unlimited and the only thing that can hold you back is…You.
So, is affiliate marketing for beginners?
To put it as plainly as possible: YES!
Whatever your level of experience happens to be, affiliate marketing is the one opportunity I have found that presents people who are just starting their online money making journey to find true success.
With little to no start up costs and the ability to earn a limitless income, affiliate marketing is truly the best place for beginners to start.
I look forward to seeing you inside and shortly after you join, I will get in touch with you on your new profile page with some more info on how to get started and how to contact me with any questions.
Instant support is available 24/7 so don’t worry about getting stuck with anything.
Your new journey into the making money online world awaits. 🙂
Together we will succeed!
I hope you enjoyed the article; Is affiliate marketing for beginners? If you have any other questions or concerns about affiliate marketing that you would like me to address, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you a.s.a.p.
Thanks for stopping by ~Jeremy