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Hello from California - newbie here

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by laylaJ, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. laylaJ

    laylaJ Affiliate affiliate

    I am a former (laid off) school teacher and traditional Sales Rep who had an offline company in solar heating awhile back. Most recently after ending teaching career I worked as a temp rater at Google HQ - located nearby. Pay is horrible but the environment was super col with many freebie workshops on SEO etc. I have always wanted to learn affiliate marketing. I was hesitant to join this group as you all appear to be an elite, knowledgeable tribe of smart marketers who know your stuff well. I sincerely hope to learn from all of you - not seeking a million bucks but a means to earn a simple living would be swell.

    I am impressed with the organization of this site and the intuitive design .

    to all of your success,
    Layla J.
    T J Tutor and K like this.
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  3. AF-Roger

    AF-Roger Affiliate affiliate

    Do not be intimidated! You are welcomed here, and you will learn from your time you spend here.

    New? Then I recommend these two sections first.

    What is affiliate marketing
    Newbie Helpdesk

    Once you have browsed around those two sections and have a general idea of what you may want to do, then The Dojo. It is a forum packed full of tutorals, guides, and tips from many of today's top Affiliates!

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
  4. roc.ph

    roc.ph Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

  5. laylaJ

    laylaJ Affiliate affiliate

    Thanks : I am seeking ready made videos without going to fiverr any suggestions?
  6. digiexpress

    digiexpress Affiliate affiliate

    Welcome and there alot of knowledge on this forum.
  7. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

    Hi @laylaJ , welcome to the AffiliateFix! Thanks for joining us.

    You are in a community now that has marketers at every level and all of them are actively posting, contributing, learning, and earning every day.

    Totally on K (Oliver Kenyon), our Admin and creator of the Fix! You'll see him around the forums, say hi when you do.

    Keep posting often, report your progress, and ask loads of questions in the appropriate sub forums and you will get where you need to be!

    The following is a starting point for you that will give you a strong foundation for your new business. Follow this advice and you can get to your goals without wasting precious time and resources.

    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 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.


    T J

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