If you’ve made your first dollar online, you’ll know feeling I’m talking about. The feeling of excitement is beyond description. You’ll start to tell yourself that
“This thing works!!” And not only that, you’ll gain a whole lot of confidence and motivation moving forward.
Don’t worry if you haven’t made any money online, regardless you have yet to get started with affiliate marketing or you’re struggling at some point.
Because in this post, I’m going to give you a
step-by-step guide to succeed in affiliate marketing for beginners
. This piece of information is applicable to YOU in 2018 and beyond.
My promise to you is that you’ll be walking away with your
own fully-functional website
which is ready to make money after reading this post in full. However, that is guaranteed
to help you in your Affiliate Marketing business. If you’re a beginner, it’ll help you get a good head-start. If you already have your own affiliate marketing business, it’ll help level up your business and offer you a TON of bonuses and incentives
In the case of DSLR camera, when you did the online research, the things you are reading could be written by an affiliate marketer.
When you click on any of the links to purchase your camera online, that affiliate is being credited by the seller and they’ll pay him or her a commission. Which means, a certain percentage of the money you paid for the camera will actually go to the affiliate.
For example, the affiliate wrote a post titled
“Best DSLR Cameras of 2018”
This post can be making money for this particular affiliate marketer 24/7 because there will be people reading this post and purchasing cameras online in any time of the day, from all over the world.
Like I’ve explained to you just now, affiliate marketing has the potential for you to
do something once and get paid again and again
. Because your website/business can be working for you 24/7 even while you sleep and travel. And this process is called
This is a totally different concept than the
traditional 9-5 jobs
where you get paid by the amount of time you work and your work performance. You’ll never enjoy financial freedom in that traditional system and mindset.
So, give yourself a pat on your back because the fact that you’re reading this right now shows that you’re taking actions to change your life and pursue your dreams.
2. Fully Flexible Working Schedule
You may still need to supplement your income by working on a full-time or part-time job in the beginning. But once your business is on the right track, you can fire your BOSS and plan your own working schedule.
The good thing about having your own online business is that you don’t have a BOSS to listen to and you can work anytime anywhere you want.
So, you now have a thing called “Location Freedom”! You can work at the comfort of your own room or you can work at a Starbucks (You know… Not literally work at Starbucks but work on your business at Starbucks. LOL!)
Just a side note, you’ve probably seen something like this before:
They call this the laptop lifestyle which you can work anywhere you want. But I just want to tell you that this is impossible. No one works on a beach because there’s NO WIFI, HAHA 🙂
or Network Marketing. Probably some of you have tried that or are doing that right now. It doesn’t matter.
We all know that we need to do
and this kind of selling is not for everyone. A lot of people have the fear to sell somebody their product. And the problem comes when you try to sell it to your friends and family members. That’s what happened in most MLM, right?
Guess what?! None of that is going to happen in affiliate marketing. You don’t have to face any person if you wish to. Your website will do all the selling for you 24/7.
Basically, the “person” you need to face is your laptop!
I’m personally an introvert so I don’t feel comfortable meeting and working with people. But you don’t have that problem in affiliate marketing 🙂
4. NO Prior Experience Needed
Last but not least, literally anyone can build a profitable affiliate marketing business. You don’t need to know any coding, programming or sales techniques.
Don’t believe me? Click on the link below and try it out yourself!
as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work to build your own passive income streams.
One major difference between affiliate marketing and traditional jobs is whether you are thinking for the long term or the short term.
In traditional jobs, you work for your next paycheck. If you stop working, your income stops. However, in affiliate marketing, you’re working for your passive income streams. When you have a passive income stream, you work only if you choose to, not because you have to!
If these sound like some alien language to you, don’t worry. Follow my steps and you’ll be in good hands 🙂
So, the first step is to sign up with an affiliate program. The common ones are:
These are called
where there are thousands and millions of products for you to promote as an affiliate.
(In fact, Amazon has one of the biggest affiliate network in the world. Check out
my Amazon Associates guide
to learn how to get started with Amazon)
Sign up to become an affiliate is FREE. So, if you ever come across any affiliate program that requires you to pay a fee, stay away from them.
You will be given an unique affiliate link when you’re accepted into any affiliate program. That link allows them to track who are the affiliates that refer the sales. To make money from affiliate marketing, all you need to do is to get people to purchase products through your affiliate link.
But unfortunately, the process of making people to purchase through your affiliate link is not that simple. I’ll cover that part in the next section.
Most of us all started doing affiliate marketing part-time so you need to have a good time management between your “active income work” and your new business.
It’s best that you can spend at least 2 to 4 hours per day.
As for your strategy, my recommendation is
, which means you’ll need to create content consistently. So, you need to plan how many posts you’re going to write per week, things like that. Once you get started, you’ll have a better understanding of what to prepare and what to plan.
In fact, you’ve probably seen a lot of advertisements or promotions that promise you things like “earn $5,000 in two weeks time by following this simple system”. I can tell you almost all of them are scams, if not, there are some catch to it. So be careful!
In affiliate marketing, you will not be seeing any significant results in the first few months. However, if you’re willing to persist and be patient along the process, you’re going to get the results you wouldn’t have imagined.
“Only if you’re willing to do things others don’t want to do, you’ll get the rewards others could only dream of”
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4. Find a Mentor
“If you want to achieve success, all you need to do is find a way to MODEL those who have already succeeded”
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In order for you to succeed in affiliate marketing, you need to find a mentor whom you can model. (By the way, modelling doesn’t equal to copy!)
But where to find a mentor? Isn’t it expensive to hire a mentor?
Aha! Don’t worry! I got your back. Like I’ve mentioned several times in this guide, there’s a community where I like to hang out. There are a lot of successful affiliate marketers in different markets ready to help you out.
I treat this community as a great resource and I have a few different mentors whom I’m following. Friends in this community can hold me accountable for my journey to success as well!
All you need to do is to
create a FREE account here
and you’ll be able to mastermind with like-minded affiliate marketers very soon 🙂
Affiliate Marketing is my favorite way to make money online. Don’t worry, affiliate marketing is not going to disappear and it will not be saturate as well. Because e-commerce is growing at a pace that no one can predict.
A quick note about the reviews on this site: I am an affiliate for every product I review. The vendors of these products give me them without charge in order for me to test them. However all my reviews are done as honestly as possible and I make no promises to the vendor prior to writing my review. Should you click a link on this site that takes you to a paid product this link will be an affiliate link and I will be paid a percentage of the sales price should you decide to purchase that product.