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I am new to affiliate marketing

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by kitchnmn, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. kitchnmn

    kitchnmn Affiliate affiliate

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    I need some direction, since I have been like a boat without a rudder. You know, drifting aimlessly without direction. I have some ideas but not much money to promote them, and want some professional advice.
    Michael
    linkposting@yahoo.com
     
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  2. marketerbybirth

    marketerbybirth Affiliate affiliate

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    hey welcome to the forum, please check the Newbie Help desk center, I believe there is a lot of useful and interesting information waiting for you there. Wish you good luck in this quest
     
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  3. Jackson TT

    Jackson TT Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    A warm welcome to the community Michael.

    For sure to jump to the Newbie Helpdesk Threads to understand a little more.
    Scroll through the threads for anything else, and if you still can't find the answer to a question, then post them up for some feedback, you'll be surprised how helpful people are here and how often your questions can help others discover what they need too.

    Good Luck!
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  4. roc.ph

    roc.ph Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

  5. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hello @kitchnmn and welcome to the AffiliateFix! Great to have you with us.

    Ah yes, the age old question, "how do I make money without money"? Well, to put it simply, you don't. Now I can already hear some of my counter parts wrestling with me over that statement, but the difference is that you might make a little money over a long period of time versus a reasonable amount of money in a far shorter period of time. Free methods are never a primary source of traffic, or earning, for anyone dead serious about this business. It is a tertiary source of additional traffic and creating buzz for us in this business. You cannot control free methods and you can totally control paid methods.

    You will have immediate expenses for a server, a tracker, graphics & art work, landing pages or site themes, and of course your traffic. Now some of these things you may be able to do yourself, like the graphics/lp's/themes, etc. If you haven't done them before, out source it! Your traffic will be your largest expense.

    In short, build a nest egg for your new business and create a daily/weekly/monthly budget!

    As for having no rudder, well you are in the right place as we have plenty of shipmates hear that will help you move your learning curve along at an incredible pace.

    Keep posting often, report your progress, and ask loads of questions in the appropriate sub forums and you will get where you need to be!

    The following is a starting point for you that will give you a strong foundation for your new business. Follow this advice and you can get to your goals without wasting precious time and resources.

    Perseverance, dedication, and taking action are the cornerstones of the success you will obtain.

    As a Newbie, you need to read, study, invest, and implement.

    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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    T J
     

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