If you are an affiliate marketer, you may have a big picture in mind. If you are a beginner at affiliate marketing, maybe not so much or rather your big picture may not be clear. When I started out, my only picture in my head was to earn a full time living promoting the products of others and not have to have a real job. As time has went on, I have realized that there is a way bigger picture and far more opportunity than this in affiliate marketing.
For starters, there are so many niches and micro niches to choose from. It’s phenomenon the number of affiliate programs available. I find new ones every day and have a folder full. Perhaps one day I will get around to all of them. I mean if you love horses, there is a product to promote. If you love gardening, there is a product to promote. New products and niches are also being created every single day.
The key is to just start being an affiliate marketer. You don’t have to know the big picture now. I had no clue how big my picture was going to get and now after 4 years, I imagine I still don’t exactly know it all or what doors will open for me. Once you start and make up your mind the doors will start opening for you. It’s amazing.
I stared by just posting on a forum. The first door was opened for me by the owner of that forum. I would say that about 50% of my income could be backtracked to that forum in some shape or form. The friends I made, the connections were unreal. My very first followers came from that forum and have now followed me to a forum of my own.
If you are in my Pajama Affiliate group, a year or so down the road, as it grows, it is likely to serve you well. You may find yourself partnered with a fellow pajama affiliate on creating a product of your own. You may find that you buy from and are bought from by your fellow pajama affiliates also. You may get offer to be a guest blogger and gain some massive traffic overnight. You may get asked to help with an online seminar or be a guest speaker in an event online or real life.
When you start out, of course you are still a newbie. Remember all experts were once a newbie. If you have chosen a niche to explore as you do more research to write your articles, blog posts and do videos, you will acquire more and more knowledge. A year or two down the road, you will no longer be a newbie and very well may be considered and expert in your field.
Experts get lots of opportunity. You may find yourself on stage speaking to many and collecting a nice fee for doing so. You may find yourself writing a book. It may be on Amazon, in hard back, paper back, or an ebook. You may have seminars running on autopilot. So so many opprtunities for us affiliate marketers.
So as an affiliate marketer, dream dream about your big picture!