What is Affiliate Marketing and How to Start

Over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019 and these people are going to google, yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or visiting websites for products, ideas, and services every day.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff. We are here to provide and help with the things that these people are looking for and direct them to the right place to get what the want. We will be there to guide these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and we will earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a token of appreciation. Sounds great?

There are over 550 MILLION products and services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and still growing!

 

The overall process looks as simple as this:

What Is Affiliate Marketing and How to Start

I came across Affiliate Marketing year ago and I didn’t get a start, reasons being it is too much work, and the local class that I attended, the photocopy textbook is 2 inches thickness. Coach taught us from creating a website, post, landing page, newsletter strategy, membership strategy and so on.

What Is Affiliate Marketing and How to Start

These are the worries that I used have about Affiliate Marketing:

 

  1. Organic SEO is too much work.
  2. Pay ad is too expensive
  3. Listing in Google on the first page is hard to compete with the big players (is very true)
  4. Too many contents to write, I’m not creative
  5. Hire freelancer is too many hassles to deal with
  6. I can’t design a web page
  7. Not sure how to build a website
  8. There are tons of same topic website targeting the same interest of people (true and not true)
  9. Maintenance about updating info, links, product reviews

 

The answers are clearer when I start working on it:

1. Organic SEO is too much work

There are basic setups in WordPress, easy-peasy, tracking traffic by Google Analytic tool (free tools), key wordings that I learn from the current online course, helps a lot from fighting with the big players.

2. Pay ad is too expensive

Yes, if we depend on pay ad only, it is hard to sustain, pay ad is not priority anymore, but is an option later once your website consolidated, keywording done nicely, organic SEO will work better.

 

3. Listing in Google on the first page is hard to compete with the big players (is very true)

Ya, so we don’t use the typical same keywords that they use, thus we target particular niche market customers.

 

4. Too many contents to write, I’m not creative

I am a motion graphic designer, to me, creativity comes from doing a lot of research. When we are lacking ideas, it means our brain has zero info, so we have to load in more, to generate our contents.

Writing on your posts, is always better than we outsource letting freelancer to write, we can, but make sure we amend and refine, before we post it.

 

5. Hire freelancer is too many hassles to deal with

Oh yes, the communications are not fun. The changes, again and again, I would do it myself sometimes, but if you can find a good writer, it saves you a lot of time.

 

6. I can’t design a web page, not sure how to build a website

What Is Affiliate Marketing and How to Start

Website builder, SiteRubix are build-in Wealthy Affiliate program. It provides user-friendly interfaces for website setup. After setup a website by SiteRubix, WordPress is the one we use to post blogs. Free design templates and easy setup and edit. WordPress has improved a lot to allow users to be able to set up a simple blog easily. Wealthy Affiliate will guide step-by-step for easy execution.

 

7. There are tons of same topic website targeting the same interest of people (true and not true)

Yes, but we have 4 BILLION people in the internet world, we can choose our niche and only target the right people. We do not have to fight with the big boys, we cannot beat them, thus we target differently.

 

8. Maintenance about updating info, links, product reviews

YES, we have to, to provide up to date info, products or services link! One trick is to sell good and long-lasting products and services, thus you don’t have to update too frequently.

Conclusion

What Is Affiliate Marketing and How to Start

Anyone can achieve online business. Business is too serious, but online business takes time to build up, but minimum cost, 24/7 market, and it can be for the long term. Once you look at the business model as a long term goal, you will have the more patient mindset to begin and sustain with.

Success is a Journey, rewiring your mindset of looking for Affiliate Marketing or online business. Look at it as everything you do now, and every little success you create will contribute towards your success in the future.

An exciting journey does lie ahead and the effort you put forth now will pay off later and often forever! It is possible. You have enough resources and the ability to start immediately.

 

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To know more about the Wealthy Affiliate Learning process and courses please check out my other blog here at Top Affiliate Marketing Courses.

 

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