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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Harvey_brown, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Harvey_brown

    Harvey_brown Affiliate affiliate

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    I'm newbie in affiliate business from London. I've heard about Aff fix from my friends and ready to start with my own campaign. But there are lots of opportunities, what will be my first step?
    Will be glad to hear any advice)

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. AF-Roger

    AF-Roger Affiliate affiliate

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    Welcome to AffiliateFix.
     
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  3. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hello @Harvey_brown , welcome to AffiliateFix! Great to have you with us here.

    "what will be my first step?", this is an awesome question! Think this question for the rest of your career in this industry. It is the most important question you can ask yourself every step of the way!

    This is a data driven industry and the industry is a moving target. It moves fast, it changes fast, and results come fast as long as you completely indulge yourself and treat it as a business.

    Myself, and any seasoned marketer, will tell you to use this forum as a mentor because it is 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
     
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  4. Harvey_brown

    Harvey_brown Affiliate affiliate

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    Really grateful for the info. Thanks for such extensive explanation. I'm currently stopped by choosing tracker, what will be the best choice?
     
  5. Harvey_brown

    Harvey_brown Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks. You have lots of useful stuff.
     
  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    We have many trackers represented in our Resources area and all of them are good. Among the most popular are Voluum, AdsBridge, Thrive, and P202. There are a couple of new ones like FunnelFlux and TrackingDesk, but I haven't seen the reviews on them as yet.
     
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  7. Harvey_brown

    Harvey_brown Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks, tjtutor. I've checked Voluum, as for me, too expensive, lemme check the others in the list. I want to start with smth simple.
     
  8. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    There is no such thing as a simple tracker. All of them, everyone worth using, is comprehensive. You need to know that your tracker is the most important tool in your campaigns. Your tracker has got to be your focus of mastering as it gives you all of the information about your campaigns upon which to act.

    Choose wisely!
     
  9. trackingdesk

    trackingdesk Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    All the above apply and I would add one thing that might get you started on the right foot. Select a niche that you feel the most comfortable with so you can pick the right offers, write the most relevant content and best understand the results.

    Don't jump on too many ad networks as each will require a separate investment, so rather select the best ad network that best suits the niche you picked (search/ask in the forums).

    As for the tracker (since I represent TrackingDesk) - depending on your technical skills, you might want to pick the one that can get you started quickly without having to learn coding or become an expert in tracking.

    Good luck!
     
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  10. Dispply

    Dispply Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hi Harvey!
    If you want to start with mobile CPI we have TDS+tracker on our platform so you may track all things happening about your traffic.
     
  11. Red

    Red Affiliate affiliate

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    @trackingdesk beat me to it.

    Look around the forum, ask questions in appropriate threads if you have any.

    Welcome to AffiliateFix.
     
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  12. Leadbit

    Leadbit Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hello Harvey! Hope you'll grow fast in affiliate "ocean" :)
    We will be happy to help you in any ocasion!
     

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