If you are just getting started affiliate marketing or thinking of getting started, there is a lot to learn and you are probably feeling overwhelmed. I have been there bombarded with so many affiliate marketing opportunities and feeling clueless. After doing this for five years, these are the basics to keep in mind when you start an affiliate marketing business.
#1 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
The first and most important thing when you start an online affiliate marketing business and sometimes the hardest is finding your niche. Many get distracted with the shiny object syndrome. I lost thousands of dollars when I first started falling for the hyped up promises of making thousands in a short period of time. If anyone tells you that you can get rich quick, be very cautious. I have many successful affiliate marketers in my Pajama Affiliates Mastermind group and they will all tell you it takes commitment, consistency and yes, time to build affiliate marketing businesses.
The most successful affiliate marketers are following something that they are passionate about, and the sky is the limit. There are so many affiliate marketing programs out there that pay, it’s just not even funny. Just about anything you can think of has an affiliate program.
#2 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
Make sure that there is a need for what you want to market and make sure you narrow it down. A huge mistake many make is that they go way to broad. They find themselves all over the place with no real focus. I can’t stress this enough to be clear in your niche and make sure you have ample affiliate programs to back it up. You can blog or do videos or however you choose to follow this all day long, but if you don’t have a good product, you will be pissing in the wind.
#3 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
Know how to do keyword research and learn about seo. I can’t tell you how many affiliate marketing beginner I have seen that just skip this part. You simply can’t. It’s like running blind. Google has a free keyword tool and there are other keyword tools for a small fee that are just awesome. I use Jaaxy and I love it. Jaaxy also has an affiliate program by the way. Keyword research is something that you will get better and better at as you grow as an affiliate marketer.
#4 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
Find a good support system or group. This is huge. I have a mastermind group on Facebook where we have affiliate marketing beginners and newbies and it is just a fountain of information, not to mention support and encouragement. If you don’t have a group, find a good work at home forum where you can ask questions and get feedback. The reason I am here today is because I found a great work at home forum with some fantastic mentors.
#5 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
Do your research, check out the competition and see what others are doing. You can do this by Googling your niche or chosen keywords. You can also see what others are promoting in your niche and get some good ideas of affiliate programs that you may not have known about. If you choose the most common means of affiliate marketing which is blogging, you will also get some good ideas what to write about by doing your market research.
#6 Start Affiliate Marketing Business
Don’t give up and don’t quit. Be consistent, be committed and if you feel stuck, get help. Affiliate marketing is a proven business and I am evidence of this. Like I said, I have been at it for six years. Quitters never win, and if you stick with it, it will pay off. Dare to dream and are to believe!
If you want help starting affiliate marketing, you can find a step by step affiliate marketing guide that will take a beginner to advanced step by step here at Pajama Affiliates. This guide also includes membership to my private mastermind group. Adios. cheers and wishing you the greatest success.