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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by jezz736, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. jezz736

    jezz736 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi All

    I'm new to the affiliate marketing scene, I'm an unemployed mechanical engineer looking to broaden my income stream. the 9-5 just doesn't seem to cut it for a single income family.

    Any way, I'm currently in the process of creating a new website for my Niche that I have chosen out and I was half way through signing up to amazon's affiliate program when one of the questions was how much traffic do I receive on my site. the short answer is not much at all. Will they decline my application if they know my site doesn't receive much traffic? And if so how do I increase traffic to my site if I cant get any backlinks through places such as amazon? Any information anyone can offer on the subject would be much appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
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  3. Acura

    Acura Affiliate affiliate

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    Hello
    Welcome to Aff Fix. I am sure if you let them know that your working on building up the traffic on your page they will accept you. You can use Instagram, Twitter, Facebook to help build you traffic. Or try to rank your page in google and youtube. Build up targeted following to your pages and then use them to promote your products. Best of luck :)
     
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  4. AF-Roger

    AF-Roger Affiliate affiliate

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    Welcome to AffiliateFix. We are happy to have you.

    A lot of information in the forum. Study, learn, and ask questions if you need to.
     
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  5. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hi @jezz736 , great to have you join us. Welcome to AffiliateFix!

    The dilemmas you face are among the most common among the Newbies entering our industry.

    So, you need to take it by the numbers. First on the agenda for you is to become familiar with the basics. These include traffic sources and management, tracking, site management, content creation and management, hosting needs to accommodate the site and traffic, and copywriting. This is where you start.

    It's important to that you treat this like a business from the start. You need a schedule, a plan, and a budget.

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

    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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  6. jezz736

    jezz736 Affiliate affiliate

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    Wow, thank you all for that warm welcome to this forum as well as all the effort you put in to provide me with a response. I will definitely be taking your suggestions on board.

    I had no idea how involved affiliate marketing is! It all seems very overwhelming, but something I want to pursue regardless not only to make money, but to show myself that I can do it despite the time and effort required.

    Keep an eye out for me, I WILL make this work.

    Thanks again,

    Jeremy
     
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  7. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Most excellent attitude Jeremy! We will be there for you...
     

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