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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BenAF, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. BenAF

    BenAF Affiliate affiliate

    Ben from Washington State, USA, really glad I stumbled upon AffiliateFix and The Dojo.
    I am new to affiliate marketing and am looking forward to seeing results, and also hope to give back knowledge to the community someday as I grow.
    Thanks to Servando, I have been enjoying his articles so far on my first day of browsing.
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  3. kate.dispply

    kate.dispply Affiliate affiliate

    Hi @BenAF,

    Hope this place will become your AM home, where you're always welcome.
    We are here to help you increase your knowledge and wisdom.

    Tell us bit more about you, your experience etc
    Please feel free to ask any question.

    And if you're searching for trustful CPI network, just ping me!
  4. game333

    game333 Moderator moderator affiliate

    @BenAF, Hi!

    Welcome to AffiliateFix, I bet you have stunned by massive information provide by our great member here now. :D

    Never shy to open a thread here, we welcome questions.

    See ya around.
  5. MarinaKimia

    MarinaKimia Affiliate affiliate

    @BenAF Welcome! Good to know you are already diving in, its the best way, there is A LOT of useful info con the fix...

    You recommend "servandosilva"´s articles? Im always curious to know what advice actually help newbies to understand AM more :)

    Hope to see you around Fixer ;)
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    T J Tutor

    T J Tutor GM Administrator Certified Vendor Dojo Master affiliate


    Hello @BenAF , welcome to AffiliateFix! We're happy to have you here.

    Servando is a great guy and a very helpful and knowledgeable member.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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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  7. IndeXer

    IndeXer Affiliate affiliate

    Hi @BenAF,

    Good luck and welcome to Affiliatefix, enjoy your stay.

  8. Feluba

    Feluba Affiliate affiliate

    Welcome Pal!

    You will find very useful information here. See you around!
  9. azgold

    azgold Administrator Administrator Dojo Master affiliate

    Welcome to AFix, @BenAF !

    @servandosilva 's posts are a great read, very helpful and informative.

    If you have any questions or need any help, just let us know. :)
  10. BenAF

    BenAF Affiliate affiliate

    Thank you all for the warm welcome.

    Kate, will do, let me get my bearings straight first.
    Marina, every one of Servando's articles have been useful.
    "Thoughts of a noob Affiliate", "Advantages of using a mobile Landing Page", "10 mistakes every new affiliate does (or thinks)" stand out the most so far.

    TJ Thank you especially for your reply.
    I think I am off to a decent start, I am on Voluum, RackSpace, PopAds, ExoClick, and in a couple networks so far. I paid for The Dojo too when I opened my AF account.
    Thanks again.
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