How I Learned Affiliate Marketing for Free … and Actually Made a Few Bucks Too!
When I first started out thinking about affiliate marketing, I really did try to go at it free and I made some money too.
I read forums, blogs, joined groups and looked for free training anywhere I could find it. I was working my tail off, spinning my wheels, doing everything I could to figure out how people made money in affiliate marketing online.
Affiliate marketing is a business, and like a business, it has lots of intricate parts to it that make it work.
I kept at it and kept trying to glean information from every source I could and after a year or so, I was up to $30 a month!
I know, impressive right? I really was doing the best I could but with no direction and guidance, how could I expect to make a living doing this?!
You can do what I did and spend a year or more researching how to learn affiliate marketing works for free and bit by bit.
In hindsight I now see that even though I was doing all this research and learning, often I didn’t know what I should be researching.
I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
I would get sidetracked by one thing after another because I had no direction.
I would chase bunny trail after bunny trail…. I would start working on one thing and then find something and stop what I was doing and start doing that… this went on and on…
I was following like 10 different affiliate marketing guru and they all told me something different.
The first guru I listened too would tell me to build a list. It was drilled in my head that the money was in the list. Well since then I have learned that not all of us affiliate marketers need a list.
That was a lot of valuable time wasted.
The next guru told me I had to brand myself… so there I was trying to brand myself like a cow in Texas..
More time wasted…
The so-called-free-advice goes on and on and on.. but none of it gave me the missing pieces of the puzzle that I needed to make really good money in affiliate marketing.
.. finally, I just bucked up and bought myself an ebook from a guru named Pot Pie Girl. I think I paid maybe $49 at the time?
Finally, some direction! A starting point! Not only that, she was easy to understand and very down to earth!
Well Guess What?
Within the first six months of purchasing that course – the money started to come in and it was much, much more than I had been making on my own.
It was about a year after that I started making enough to support myself and my family!
IF ONLY I HAD DONE THAT FROM THE GET-GO! Dang! I kick myself in the ass all the time for trying to learn affiliate marketing for free! I was letting this small change get between me and my dream of building a business online!
I knew I had to get rid of my lack mentality and start embracing the fact that it would take some money to make money.
I’m NOT talking about buying some crazy affiliate marketing training that promises you millions of dollars of month for THOUSANDS of dollars either. There is no get-rich-quick business, not in affiliate marketing, not anywhere. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it!
Affiliate marketing is a serious business that can be built around just about any interest you may have – but you need honest training that isn’t going to hype you up. You need straight-forward tutorials that get right into the meat and potatoes of the business!
I don’t know about you, but only making enough for a McDonald’s meal with the family every month wasn’t really what I had in mind when I first started out in affiliate marketing?
Sure, I was learning affiliate marketing for free but I was taking the longest possible road to doing so.
So maybe you’re thinking, “I’ve got all the time in the world, no rush…” well then, you’re not really building a business, you’re just dabbling in a hobby. Hobbies rarely make money.
Affiliate Marketing is Serious Business!
You see affiliate marketing to me was serious business!
If you take your business serious, you understand that you need to tools and education to make it work. Tools and education are not free.
I mean if you were going to become a Lawyer or a Doctor, would you expect to go to college and get your books for free? Seriously think about this!!!
If you were to open a brick and mortar business could you do it with no money and actually expect success? Of course not. So why, just why do you think building this sort of business should be any different? If you think that little of your business I suggest this business is not for you.
There are some free affiliate marketing resources out there, but there are also a few things you absolutely have to pay for if you want to ever see real money in this business!
I am amazed often by those that won’t even invest into a good keyword tool! I kid you not!
Some think that affiliate marketing is just throwing some words and links on a page and watching the money roll it. Seriously, if it was that easy, wouldn’t everyone being doing this? I encourage you to come back to earth if that’s your thinking.
If you are getting started affiliate marketing I guarantee you there is a load of stuff that you haven’t even thought of because you simply just don’t know what you don’t know.
There is no way you are going to build a business where you expect others to spend money yet you won’t! If that’s your thinking, your compass is off my friend. Abundance can’t find you!
Robin Tells You About How to Learn Affiliate Marketing for Free
Get off the Hamster Wheel!
Are you a blogger that has been doing it this for years, yet still only make a couple hundred bucks or less a month?
Are you brand new thinking you are going to Master this with a dollar investment?
Are you in groups full of other affiliate marketers that aren’t making any REAL money to speak of and worse, listening to what they say?
Are you signed up for these lists that send you a wide variety of confusing information that you will never process in a million years?
Do you think if you just keep putting enough content out there, it will eventually pay off? Shooting aimlessly in the dark?
Did you know that one page done right can pay you over and over again rather than doing 100 of them wrong?!
Stop running on that hamster wheel my friend! You don’t even realize you’ve caged yourself in and you’re running nowhere!
STOP PISSING IN THE WIND!
Buck up and pay for a beginners course that can put you in the right direction to success in affiliate marketing!
Wouldn’t it be far easier to invest into mentors who have already made this work and cracked the code?
Isn’t it time you took your business serious and stopped treating it like some kind of hobby? Even hobbies cost money!
Get over this mentality that you can figure out how to learn affiliate marketing for free and take this seriously! You are wasting time and money.