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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by akumadxl, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. akumadxl

    akumadxl Affiliate affiliate

    Hello everyone,
    My name is David and I'm new to affiliate marketing. I am hungry, persistent, and will be doing this full time. I am happily married to my beautiful high school sweetheart. I am also a proud father to my 14 year old son.

    My prior experience is in real estate and investment. I hold a degree Bachelor of Science in Businss Administration. Currently, I am seeking business opportunities with a great return. I recently ran into CharlesNgo.com website and was inspired by his journey. My objective in joining this forum is learn more about the A.M. world. Also, I hope to learn and connect with others. I want to learn! Hope to talk to you soon!!Thank you
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  3. HelenVendo

    HelenVendo Affiliate affiliate

    Hello, David!
    Welcome! You have such a nice story. And it can be noticed at once what a happy and supportive family you have. With such support you can deal with everything.
    CherlesNgo is genius in A.M. sphere, I also started with reading his blog, you can get numerous helpful advices there.
    I'm sure you'll receive a lot of advices and find great opportunities here on affiliatefix too.
    Good luck!
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  4. Wuzzlehead

    Wuzzlehead Affiliate affiliate

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    T J Tutor

    T J Tutor GM Administrator Certified Vendor Dojo Master affiliate

    Hi @akumadxl , welcome to AffiliateFix and the Dojo! Thanks for joining us. It's great to have you with us.

    Sounds as though you are very grounded. This will help you establish a good foundation in business.

    I have a great deal of experience in real estate as well. It helps many establish and realize the needs of an independent business person.

    Myself, and any seasoned marketer, will tell you to use this forum as a mentor because it is 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:

    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.

    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.

    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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  6. akumadxl

    akumadxl Affiliate affiliate


    Thank you Helen! Is there an option to "friend" each other on this forum?
  7. akumadxl

    akumadxl Affiliate affiliate

    Thank you!!
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  8. akumadxl

    akumadxl Affiliate affiliate


    Thank you TJ!! I am currently reading the WIKI and find it very USEFUL. Thank you for your direction. It's nice to know that there is someone there with a helping hand in the deep world of AM.

    One more thing, as a newbie, do you recommend that I open a sole proprietorship so I can expense my cost?

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    T J Tutor

    T J Tutor GM Administrator Certified Vendor Dojo Master affiliate

    Yes! It's a business, treat it as such. You are on the right track with this thinking. Keep good records.