8 Affiliate Marketing Tips For Beginners

Michael
Hi, I am Michael Wong and a recent father. I have been figuring how to make affiliate marketing money 7 years ago. During the process, I have gained some success, learn the process, loss money and failed the business. But I refuse to give up. I stayed on and worked my bud off. I continue to look for better ways to make things happen. I can only say you will learn a lot when you want to build something without resources. In the process I also learn about branding, managing finance and became a better marketer...
Michael
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Michael
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8 Affiliate Marketing Tips For Beginners

You probably just finish reading the how to start your affiliate marketing business ebook or attending the class. It is now your time to venture into the business. But in the vast maze of the internet, you are struggling to get started. Is that what’s happening? If that is the case, what you need to do now is to pull yourself together, get organize and look at the 8 affiliate marketing tips for beginners below to how you can make your business works.

1. Research

This research is not just about research for your niche. Too often, affiliate marketing beginners are told to research for their niche. That’s true but there are more to it. Since you are starting the business, you might want to take some time to research on the industry itself.

If you are serious in this business, you might want to join the Warrior Forum. Although you might need to pay to join certain discussion, you can start with other free discussion. There are plenty of useful tips there and can keep you occupy for a long time.

2. Follow your passion or the money

Very often when you started the business you were being advice to start with your passion. If you like body building, you might want to look into that niche. While your passion can be a healthy starting point because you are (assuming) familiar with it, there are many feedbacks that they don’t have a passion or their passion is too general or too competitive and many beginners are stuck there and eventually give up the business.

Since you are already on the path of making money online, why not starts your venture in that direction? It might be challenging at first but if you are determined, nothing can hold you back.

Of course the most ideal situation is that your passion is where the money lies. But if you are like many beginners who are struggling for the profitable niches, you can have a look at self help, weight loss and internet marketing affiliate programs.

3. Quality Content Is King

Content is what attracts visitors to your site and quality content is what keep your visitors return to your site. Gone are the days when you can create a micro blog, slap 5-7 keywords optimized articles and let it run on its own. Not just that your readers will not return, search engines will probably penalize you for not being responsible with your content.

For your information, content is not just about text. It includes videos, audios, images and a mixture of them. Readers nowadays want engagement and a mixture of content can keep them engage.

4. Learn Social media

As mentioned previously, readers nowadays want engagement.

Not just that they want to engage with you, they want to engage with their friends as well. So make things easy for them by having social share button on your website.

This is one of the most important things you need to do as an affiliate marketer and you an get hold of lots free advice online.

Having more people talk about you and your business can help to increase the visibility of your affiliate marketing business too. So why not?

5. Outsource

Too many beginners are worried about how to setup their first blog, how their website will look like, how to create content that is engaging and etc.

As the business owner, you should outsource the nitty-gritty things including content creation (if you are weak in it). Your core responsibility is to focus on thinking how to make this business a success and how to expand it to a new level.

As Henry Ford said it, “thinking is the hardest work there is. That is why so few people engage in it.”

6. Keep learning

There is no stopping of the learning curve in every business as there is always new technology or methods to get things done more effectively. This is especially true in online business. Who knows that a Harvard drop out can revolutionize the social media realm and get almost every marketer on earth chasing for it.

Aside following some of the famous marketers and websites, another quick way to keep learning is to sign up for Google Alerts and it will send you an alert when Google pick up any update on your topic.

7. Tracking

As many of you might be running the business with limited resources, you want to know what you did work for you business. If the time you spent writing for article directories don’t bring you the desire target, why continue dedicating your time on it? If the money you spent on solo ad don’t bring you the desire traffic, you might want to consider changing advertising sources or stop the investment.

You won’t know all the above if you don’t track your result and that’s why many beginners spent a lot of money but fail to see the result.

So, needless to say you will want to join Google Analytics to at least start tracking your website traffic. You will also want to join Google Analytics Blog to know how to maximize your Analytics account.

Lastly…

8. Be accountable

After all this is your business and your financial future. If you are not the one to hold accountable for, who else?

So there are the 8 affiliate marketing tips for beginners to help you start making money with affiliate marketing. Are there other tips that you want to share? You are welcome to do so at the comments.
 

Comments

  1. Well earning is the most important this for every blogger .When the term earning comes with online making, Affiliate marketing is the best thing than all others. All the tips you shared are really effective and matters a lot for me. Thanks for sharing them Michael.
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  2. Affiliate marketing is not so easy. It takes too mush effort and time. Researching is the best way for affiliate marketing. Thanks for these tips.
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  3. Affiliate marketing is really a potential and very big era where we can earn a lot with our smartness. Loved to read your tips, keep sharing!
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  4. Richard Thompson says:

    Great article. the only thing I would add under content is king is that the content should be formatted with proper header tags i.e. H1, H2, H3, and should be broken up into small, easy to read paragraphs. The header tags make it easier for search engines to understand what your content is about and the small paragraphs make it easier for real people to read your content.
    Thanks for sharing all the great marketing knowledge.

  5. I used to make lots of clickbank sales from review type of website before April 24, 2012 where my affiliate review sites are ranked top in Google. Since the google update ,my affiliate website are no where in google and the affiliate sale have drop to $0.

    It’s harder to build a review site solely and make money from it compare to 2012.
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  6. Hi Paul,

    Great advice.

    Many affiliate marketing beginners will need to remember your words. :)
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  7. Hi Dhruv,

    You have good points there but it is never quick to build something with QUALITY. Many beginners are scare off by the word and often shy from building the business.

    But starting the business with something basic will be good. :)

    We work into more quality materials as we move along and learn more about the business. That’ll be more comfortable to many people. :)
    Michael recently posted…5 Steps To Make Money With Affiliate MarketingMy Profile

  8. Keith Burch says:

    I think I’m good with SEO, but I got less point for subscriber, may be I had no product to be offered.

    For some of visitor will subscribe or sign up from our web auto responding systems, I thought we have to have product for them to be downloaded.
    But for these case, I had no product yet because I think it’s really hard to create good product for FREE downloadable.

    How about your opinion from that case?

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