Get Started with Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where most online entrepreneurs get their start.
And for good reason.
The products already exist, you don't have to keep any stock, place orders or deal with customers.
That's all taken care of by the vendor that you're affiliated with.
So what do you have to do?
For starters, you need either a website or an influential social media presence in the niche that the vendor is operating in.
Your website or social media account has to build trust with your visitors so that they are comfortable with your recommendations and ultimately buying through your link.
And, of course, you must have an affiliate agreement with the vendor, who then provides you with an affiliate link to their site.
Finally, you need the technical skills to create pages and blog posts on your site that draw in potential customers and include the affiliate links for them to click on and purchase product.
Affiliate Marketing Blueprint
Like any other business skill, it's much easier to get started with affiliate marketing if you have a blueprint to follow.
Now this isn't a blueprint. It is, in fact, the modules and lessons that will be included in my upcoming video-based training course IM FAST (Affiliate Marketing):
Module 1: Introduction
Lesson 1: What is Affiliate Marketing?
Module 2: Niche Selection
Lesson 1: What is a Niche?
Lesson 2: How to Select Your Niche
Module 3: Domain Name
Lesson 1: Finding the Perfect Domain Name
Lesson 2: How to Register Your Domain Name
Module 4: Your Web Host
Lesson 1: What Is a Web Host?
Lesson 2: Recommended Web Hosts
Lesson 3: Signing up with a Web Host
Lesson 4: Pointing Your Domain Name at Your Web Host’s Servers
Module 5: Your Basic Website
Lesson 1: Why Do I Need a Website?
Lesson 2: All About WordPress
Lesson 3: How to Create a Basic Website on WordPress
Module 6: Your Website Toolbox
Lesson 1: The Thrive Suite
Lesson 2: Thrive Theme Builder
Lesson 3: Thrive Architect
Lesson 4: Screenshots, Free Images and Image Editors
Lesson 5: WordPress Plugins
Lesson 6: Google Analytics
Lesson 7: Google Search Console
Lesson 8: Bing Webmaster Tools
Module 7: Your Website’s First Blog Posts
Lesson 1: Research Your Topic
Lesson 2: Keyword Research
Lesson 3: Write Your Blog Post
Lesson 4: Using Images in Your Blog Post
Lesson 5: Publish Your Blog Post
Lesson 6: Rinse and Repeat
Module 8: Getting Paid
Lesson 1: Set up PayPal
Lesson 2: Set up Stripe
Lesson 3: Other Payment Gateways
Module 9: Building Your List
Lesson 1: Set up an Autoresponder
Lesson 2: Create a Give-Away
Lesson 3: Connect Your Autoresponder
Lesson 4: Create an Email Follow-up series
Module 10: Affiliate Vendors
Lesson 1: Sources of Affiliate Vendors
Lesson 2: Amazon Associates
Lesson 3: ClickBank
Lesson 4: CJ (Commission Junction)
Lesson 5: JVZoo
Lesson 6: Warrior Plus
Lesson 7: Direct Vendors
Lesson 8: How to Create a Product Landing Page
Lesson 9: How to Include Your Affiliate Link
Module 11: Getting Traffic and Making Sales
Lesson 1: Promote Your Product Landing Pages with Blog Posts
Lesson 2: Advertise Your Product Landing Pages with PPC
Module 12: Process Summary
Lesson 1: Work Flow Diagram
Become an Affiliate Marketer FAST
The IM FAST (Affiliate Marketing) training course will give you everything you need to become a successful affiliate marketer.
All the training and all the tools.
You can register your interest at Register You Interest and be informed as to when the course will be available.
But in the meantime, you can get valuable information at Affiliate Marketing Kickstart.
And if you have a heap of questions, you can find lots of answers at Affiliate Marketing: Your Questions Answered.
As always, you are welcome to leave a comment below.