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  1. monkeymind

    monkeymind Affiliate affiliate

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    Just introducing myself as I got an email telling me to do so and I am very compliant.

    I am trying to get my head around internet marketing as it looks like the internet is here to stay.

    I am slowly familiarizing myself with the terms etc. though to be honest a lot of it makes no sense to me. Currently spending a bit of time getting to grips with basic keyword research with the idea of doing a niche (ish) blog - keep flip flopping a bit on the finer details of this but learning lots from the process.

    I have been perusing clickbank for ideas on products to promote and found a few that look interesting but would like to find other providers that might seem like a better fit for me. I am a bit unsure how to go about this as they seem selective and I am not bringing much to the table right now.

    My current plan is to do some research - find a niche (I have never used this word so much in my life) - find some products - do more research - write some articles influenced by keyword research - sort out domain/hosting and probably a decent wordpress theme (ideally suited to my lack of skills)...

    Does this sound stupid?

    Anyway - this forum looks really useful and it's good to be here.
     
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  3. Marc

    Marc 武士- Spamurai moderator affiliate

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    Hey @monkeymind, welcome to AffiliateFix :affiliatefix:

    You are on the right track, go on in your learning curve and with your good work ;)
     
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  4. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hi @monkeymind , welcome to AffiliateFix!

    Everyone has to start somewhere. Be active, ask loads of questions, take action, and be committed. That's how it gets done!

    Use this forum as a mentor. It's full of members at every level of experience which makes for many balanced perspectives for a Newbie to learn from. Take the time to read through the forums here and see for yourself that the Newbies achieving success have actually dedicated themselves to success in this industry and reaping the rewards by following the advice of fellow AffiliateFix members, being dedicated to success, putting the time in, and making the necessary investments. You cannot shortcut the learning curve. It goes slower for some and it goes faster for others. Everyone has their own intellectual absorption rates, skill development pace, commitment level, and budgets.

    You are a FIX'er now and that means you have the world at your feet with IM. Here are a few suggestions:

    Read and learn through extensive reading in this community. Select one vertical. one tracker, and one traffic source. Learn from your fellow members here to master each one of them (a couple of months). Then you can expand and replicate your successes.

    As a Newbie, you need to read, study, invest, and implement. Perseverance, dedication, and taking action are the cornerstones of the success you will obtain.

    Read
    Read through the various areas of the forum to learn about the types of marketing available for your new business. Make a list of all the types of marketing and take some notes along the way. Then determine which area of marketing with which you will start your journey.

    Do this to select an area of marketing to start, as well, do this to select a tracker, a traffic source, and to select a vertical.

    Then read up on the affiliate networks and select two to begin with that will serve your needs and the types of offers you would like to promote. Put your application in and they will call you for an interview. Be professional and be prepared to answer some questions about how you will promote offers, do you have a website, are you a Newbie, etc. Please note, if you join the Dojo, we have a thread there that can offer assistance in getting accepted to some of the networks.

    Study
    Now that you have selected a basis to begin, read all of the threads in this forum that relate to your initial selections so that you have a rudimentary understanding of their features and benefits.

    Invest
    You will require some investment. A VPS server, domains, traffic, landing pages, etc. You will need a budget for daily, weekly, and monthly expenses. This will change over time and you will need to update it often so that you know exactly what your costs and earnings are.

    Implement
    This is where it all starts to earn. You must now begin to implement what you have established as your foundation for your business.

    Here is some advice and guidance that will help you establish your initial goals:

    Make sure you complete the following first.

    Every business needs:

    1. a plan
    2. a schedule for research, learning, and execution
    3. a budget.

    Remember to read through our WIKI and get to know the basics as well as some of the buzz words in the industry.

    I also recommend reading the following thread:

    As a Newbie, What Stops You From Getting Started

    Here is a set of immediate goals:

    1. Get a VPS
    2. Select a vertical
    3. Select a tracker
    4. Select a couple of networks and get your approval
    5. Select a traffic source
    6. Create a schedule for researching, learning (training), and working. This is a business, treat it as such!
    7. Create a budget for every expense (daily, weekly, monthly)
    8. Be very active in this forum by researching, asking questions, helping others when you are able.

    As well, I highly recommend you join the DOJO as it is full of great tools and contributions for successful marketers. Click the banner below to learn more.

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    Remember This! : Nothing has to be perfect before you start. Read & study, but invest and implement at the same time. You cannot learn all of it from reading and studying. A great deal of your learning comes from implementing!

    Good Luck!

    T J
     
  5. azgold

    azgold Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hiya, @monkeymind and welcome!

    Yeah, this can all be a bit confusing but stick with us, you'll get it figured out. Study, ask questions, take action. We're here for you whenever you need us. Just start a thread with your question and someone will help you. :)

    Just in case you don't enough reading material, here's one more guide, written by AffiliateFix owner, Oliver Kenyon (a.k.a. K)

    Newbie411 | Free Download

    Will watch your progress with interest. :)
     
  6. monkeymind

    monkeymind Affiliate affiliate

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    Cheers guys - hopefully I'll pay attention to the advice above - next step is reading up on VPS.
     
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