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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by hyperworms, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. hyperworms

    hyperworms Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi, i am an absolute newbie to affiliate marketing.

    I established a website, ran an ad campaign on facebook and, as expected, no conversions.

    I want to know if there's anyone out there who can connect with me to help me connect with newbie friendly affiliate networks, other friendly skilled affiliates to guide me through, also if other newbies would like to connect with me to share information and help each other out :).
     
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  2. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Hello @hyperworms , welcome to AffiliateFix! Great to have you join us.

    You said, "as expected, no conversions". If you expect to fail, it's a good chance you will. Much of this business is mindset. We all have failed campaigns every day. However, when we do we are split testing many versions of the same or similar campaign in order to find the winner(s). We all expect to find a winner. Get into the "I expect to find a winner" mindset and this business will be more fruitful for you.

    The secret to finding and growing your successes is to be involved in this community. Post often, ask lots of questions, and report your progress. Demonstrating that you are taking action, willing to invest in your business, and open to learning, then your path to a sustainable business will become reality!

    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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  3. hyperworms

    hyperworms Affiliate affiliate

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    Thank you for your response, it is much appreciated :). You are right, from my first campaign launched i have learned the mechanics of building a simple website and gave myself a small exposure to affiliate marketing. I have made the first, bold step and the experience from that, whether it was successful or not, in itself is valuable. i will take note of your advice's and continue to make adaptations, changes to my approach while learning from people on this forum. See you around these posts and threads :)
     
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  4. internalsoul

    internalsoul Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hello hyperworms. Welcome to affiliatefix. You have made the right decision to join the forum and you will learn so many things from here. Along with that, you will find all the members and specially the admin very interactive and helpful. If you have any specific queries, don't hesitate to ask. You will always get your answer.

    To get yourself started go through all the guides posted on this forum, all the case studies and all the journals and success stories. That will give you some kind of motivation how people have started from zero here and is still growing.

    Check this forum
    What is Affiliate Marketing? (START HERE)
    Follow Alongs and Online Journeys
    Guides, Case Studies and Tutorials
    Success Stories and Bragging

    If you have any queries, don't forget to ask it here Newbie Helpdesk

    Last but not the least don't for to check the DOJO, it has got some amazing stuffs. lots of tools, very through case studies, amazing guides and lot more which are not available in the normal forums. Its a very place to get started.

    Once again welcome aboard and looking forward to see more of your posts. Have a nice stay and enjoy the forum. I am damn sure you will fall in love with this community as everybody does.

    Have a nice day :):affiliatefix:
    regards
    Soul
     

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