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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Joey williams, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Joey williams

    Joey williams Affiliate affiliate

    Hello my name is joey Williams. As you can tell from my user name. I'm pretty new to affiliate marketing. I've started and quit 2 times because of information overload. This will be my 3rd time. 3rd times the charm right? Lol Well, recently I've been watching all of jay wessmans videos and such on youtube and lots of other videos. I'm just trying to get back in the swing of things such as terms and lingo and that's about it. Seeing as how I've never really completed a site or anything for that matter. So needless to say I've never made a sell. This time around I'm taking things slow and just focusing on getting to my first dollar online. I'm also just soaking up as much information as I can at the moment. I stumbled across affiliatefix and thought hmm that looks like a place I need to be! Lol another thing I'm going to focus on this time around is networking with other affiliates and guys and gals that have been in this game for a while. I just wanted to say hello and Introduce myself. I hope to get to know alot of you in the future. If anyone has any advice for someone of my caliber or have any questions from me feel free to share or ask. Hope to hear from some of you! :)
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  3. AF-Roger

    AF-Roger Affiliate affiliate

    Welcome. You came to the right place to learn.
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  4. Joey williams

    Joey williams Affiliate affiliate

    Thank you! It seems to be a good place to be so far. I can't wait to really start digging in.
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  5. Joey williams

    Joey williams Affiliate affiliate

    Btw is there a way to get mobile notifications from this forum?
  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

    Hello @Joey williams , welcome to the AffiliateFix! Good to have you join us.

    Everyone is new at something everyday. It isn't a detractor, it's a vitalizer. Being new to something is an intriguing time, a time of new enthusiasm.

    "Information Overload" is actually a misnomer, most everyone means that they are crippled by indecisiveness and it's usually caused by trying to understand and learn everything (every facet) about the industry before starting. You can't do it, they can't do it, I can't do it, no one can do it. No one can learn everything before getting under way. No one can understand everything about even a small portion of the industry before starting.

    Here is the solution. Select one vertical (a sub-niche of the vertical), select one tracker, and select one traffic source. Do not try to do more than this as a Newbie. Once selected, put all of your time, effort, and budget into them until you master each of them. This takes a couple of months at most. Once you have this achievement, you will be able to move laterally into any of the others with ease. Don't do it like this, and you will get the results you've already experienced.

    Read our WIKI, it should bring you up to speed with most of those types of questions.

    Taking action provides at least 50% of your learning curve. If you are not taking action from the beginning, then you will stay stuck in "soaking things up" mode.

    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.

    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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