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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Newheart0313, May 15, 2015.

  1. Newheart0313

    Newheart0313 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hey everyone, new to this group and looking forward to meeting everyone and learning lots. I am in middle Tennessee, USA.
     
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  3. Twilight

    Twilight Affiliate affiliate

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    welcome to this awesome forum :)
     
  4. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hello @Newheart0313 and welcome to the AffiliateFix and the Dojo! It's great to have you join us.

    We look forward to your progress. Are you new to affiliate marketing?

    T J
     
  5. Newheart0313

    Newheart0313 Affiliate affiliate

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    Yes, TJ, I am fairly new to affiliate marketing and trying to learn all I can for an old guy. It's been somewhat frustrating with one so called "guru" that I purchased a training from. Very hard to get any support and cannot get him to answer any questions. That's what made the DOJO so so appealing.
     
  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Some call me an old guy too, 62, but I feel like I'm still very young!

    Perhaps this will also help you get some answers and develop a plan for your beginnings:

    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.

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    T J
     
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