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Is Affiliate marketing legit to follow?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rocky1983, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Rocky1983

    Rocky1983 Affiliate affiliate

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    Hi guys,

    I'm new here and new in Affiliate marketing.

    Affiliate marketing looks like a good business to make money. However, one thing I don't feel right is that people recommend products that they have never used it?

    I don't get it.

    Can someone shed some lights on me?
     
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  3. Mobidea

    Mobidea Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    Hey there!

    The business is pretty legit, if you are working white hat, not breaking rules and not misleading the users. If you feel better testing the product first, before promoting, you are free to do so! In a perfect world everyone would be happy to promote quality goods, but the chain of players involved is long, and you can't always be sure in what finally arrives to the user.

    One thing - it's already good that you care about quality. Choosing offers to promote, you can test th
     
  4. Jobstyle

    Jobstyle Affiliate affiliate

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    If you care about the quality you can test it yourself and write a review about it.
    Even when it's negative, you should write about it and then recommend another product.
     
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  5. Rocky1983

    Rocky1983 Affiliate affiliate

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    Thank you so your answers. I ask this question because I have read affiliate marketing related guide/ videos and very few mentions about promoter should first try to use the products. All they are teaching is traffic, landing page, sell and make money. None one cares if the product is good or not.

    Of course, there are many great affiliate marketer there doing legit stuff, but I guess it's just around 1% :D

    Btw, is there any legit affiliate marketing training program you guys can recommend me?
     
  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Welcome to AffiliateFix @Rocky1983 ! Nice to have you here.

    Of course it's legit! It will generate 83 billion dollars in revenues this year.

    You are new, have never done this, and haven't done any research yet. Companies pay us to send them internet traffic that engages them in varied ways.

    Instructions below!

    It isn't our job to determine the value of the product. however, most of us are very ethical and tend not to promote anything we know to be fraudulent, disrespectful, harmful, unlawful, etc.

    We are not all created equal, and what one person deems as trash, another may deem very valuable. Do not get caught up in the scenario of deciding for others what is valuable to them. If you do, you will lose.

    I think this is not accurate in any way. However, if you choose to hang onto that number, then be one of the 1%.

    This entire community is a training program. You don't understand the business yet and you are asking for a program. you haven't selected an area of marketing yet, how could you possibly choose a program.

    Follow the guidance below, and get your business running. Don't follow the instructions below, and forever be lost in a sea of dreams.

    Everyone has to start somewhere. Be active in this community, ask loads of questions, make the proper investments, take action, and be committed. That's how it gets done!

    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.

    Check out the new enhanced membership option here as it is full of great tools and features.

    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. Rocky1983

    Rocky1983 Affiliate affiliate

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    Thank you so much for your response. Your comment deserves an entire blog post or newbie guide.

    I'll definitely check out the site more often and ask questions here.
     
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  8. Zach AdsBridge

    Zach AdsBridge Well-Known Member affiliate

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    Welcome! the posts above have said more than I could ever!
    I wish you good luck in your journey!
    -Zach
     
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