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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by KidCruz, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi guys,

    As the title says, I'm a total noob to affiliate marketing - well I know the basics, after studying various web articles and watching countless Youtube videos of how to get started niches, so etc.
    A friend of mine has been doing this for the past couple of years, and has recently started to do really well money wise , however, they refuse to share any knowledge with me....I'm guessing they think I may steal the niche lol.

    Anyway, I'm not going to let that deter me, I'm here to learn, and willing to put in the work.

    Thanks for any help/info in advance.
     
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  3. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hi @KidCruz welcome to AffiliateFix! Thanks for joining us.

    Yeah, most of us don't share our campaigns details and sometimes our niches. However, we do share everything else! We can guide you to new levels of success. This is a very giving community and I am sure you will forge many new fruitful relationships.

    We have loads of great members contributing everyday and helping one another reach new levels of success. I'm certain you can forge many new relationships to help you reach your goals.

    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
     
  4. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks for the warm welcome TJ Tutor.
    Yeah I figured that maybe the case, as to the reason why they wouldnt share any knowlege with me.

    I was looking at the a DOJO as soon as I signed up. I'll hopefully be purchasing it at the end of the week.
     
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  5. MarinaKimia

    MarinaKimia Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Hi @KidCruz welcome to the place were we do share what we can.

    Some times I over share, so Im not going to send you lots of info, just let you know if you start looking into mobile mainstream or adult niches on CPA performance, ... and THEN Ill have more advice to share xD

    TJ Tutor is the best "first step" advice you can get ;)

    Have a good start to AM! "A whole new world" xD
     
  6. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi Marina,

    Please don't hesitate to overshare. I'm in information overload at the moment with all the stuff I have been reading and watching on AM....so I guess it cant hurt to get more first hand information:)

    Thanks
     
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  7. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Information overload is not real. Don't get caught up in that thinking. Information overload was created by marketers as a marketing ploy. It is not real!

    If you walked into a library you would feel there was an world of wonder before you, not information overload. AffiliateFix is you library and it is full of mentors contributing actionable information daily for you.
     
  8. DennisIPedersen

    DennisIPedersen Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    What area of affiliate marketing are you going to work with?
     
  9. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    Good point! Never thought of it like that before :)
     
  10. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    I'm not a hundred percent sure as of yet....any suggestions on a good place to start?
     
  11. Dispply

    Dispply Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    Try figuring out what's you're really into no matter the topic: dieting, muscle gaining, gaming, adult.
    Whatever!
     
  12. DennisIPedersen

    DennisIPedersen Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    There is a bunch of ways to get started. Don't you have an idea already of what you might be good at?
     
  13. azgold

    azgold Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hi, @KidCruz and welcome!

    You've already received a ton of ton good advice and thought-provoking questions. I won't add to all that...yet. :D
     
  14. DoubleDouble

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    welcome aboard, this is a great and friendly forum, slow, steady, don't give up and you will get where you want to go!
     
  15. KidCruz

    KidCruz Affiliate affiliate

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    Again, thanks for the warm welcome and info so far guys!

    I've got a few ideas but I'm still thinking how to actually generate them into AM sales :s.

    Thanks azgold....but don't hesitate to give me any further info if you think it maybe beneficial :)

    Thanks a lot DoubleDouble.....I'm really glad I stumbled across this forum. Its been mega beneficial to actually speak to people in this industry opposed to just watching youtube videos and reading articles.
     
  16. azgold

    azgold Moderator moderator affiliate

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    We encourage that. You're never alone in your IM journey as long as you're part of the AFix family. :)
     
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