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Old 16th April 2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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How do you get started with affiliate marketing?

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Old 17th April 2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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You need a website. Then register with one of the bigger sites like Clickbank. They have a ton of items (digital) that you can promote. You set up your site with promotions about those products and use your affiliate link to get your visitors to purchase the product.

Your job is to drive traffic to YOUR site.

Problems?? Well, you never really go anywhere. You are always a salesperson. If you OWN the product, then you can have others sell YOUR product. The other problem is that you promote the hell out of a product and the owner walks away from his site... all of your work is down the drain.

One other factor... the marketer is GIVING it away (by commissions to you) because the product they are selling is worth just a few bucks. The real money is getting the list of customers and all the sales of backend products.

You can do it all yourself and enjoy the front end and back end.

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Old 22nd April 2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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The most successful way to use affiliate marketing is to predict and meet the needs of the users, be trustworthy, be helpful and keep up to date on the latest offerings of your affiliate programs.

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Old 18th July 2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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Picking a niche product with less competition helps a lot. Also make sure you are interested in whatever your selling. It makes more more honest sounding content.

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You need a website. Then register with one of the bigger sites like Clickbank. They have a ton of items (digital) that you can promote. You set up your site with promotions about those products and use your affiliate link to get your visitors to purchase the product.

Your job is to drive traffic to YOUR site.

Problems?? Well, you never really go anywhere. You are always a salesperson. If you OWN the product, then you can have others sell YOUR product. The other problem is that you promote the hell out of a product and the owner walks away from his site... all of your work is down the drain.

One other factor... the marketer is GIVING it away (by commissions to you) because the product they are selling is worth just a few bucks. The real money is getting the list of customers and all the sales of backend products.

You can do it all yourself and enjoy the front end and back end.

Hope this helps!
Thanks, very helpful info.

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Old 29th July 2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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Wow!

This is the million dollar question.

Read everything you can on free forums and websites concerning affiliate marketing - not the hype stuff - but real information from those in the trenches.

There are so many ways to get into affiliate marketing. And several strategies to use while promoting affiliate programs.

You need to find a niche product that is "evergreen" always in demand. This means people are always searching for this type of item.

Pick a promotion strategy: information website, blogging, article marketing, newsletter, PPC, etc.

Build a niche blog or website that focuses on this one niche.

Promote that site a lot.

Then, stick to it.

In time, you'll start to make money, if you picked a good niche, and you're comfortable with the niche and the strategy you chose.

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Thanks. Some great info as I am looking to get into affiliate marketing. Can anyone recommend any affiliate programs for beginners.

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thanks bethebest. i have always wanted to learn about this too.

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Old 4th January 2011, 08:26 PM   #9
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There's many different ways to start. It depends on what you want to do and how you go about it. If you want to learn about SEO and affiliate marketing, this is a good source: http://www.secretentourage.com/entre...nline-preview/

It's broken into like 5 or 6 parts so see the rest here: http://www.secretentourage.com/categ...neur/internet/

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Old 10th January 2011, 01:09 PM   #10
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Ya join a affiliate project listed on Clickbank or others, but be carefull of the scams

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