How to become an affiliate marketer
Affiliate marketing is no getting rich quick scheme. You need to put in the hard work, but with proper training, you will reach your goal faster! I will now give you some good tips on how to become an affiliate marketer and start your path to online income.
The correct mindset
Most businesses are not something that will give you wealth fast without work. If it was easy, everyone would do it and get rich. So for you to make it, you need to work hard.
With affiliate marketing, you don’t necessarily need to work so hard, but it will take time. You probably need to make 20-30 good and helpful articles and then wait. You need to let google find out what your site is about and wait for the visitors to arrive. Most people write 10 articles at most and they don’t receive visitors. So they decide this is nothing for them and give up. If they have continued to write 20-30 articles and waited 8 months, they would probably receive enough traffic to receive a little paycheck every month.
You cant run before you can walk
When my child was born, all he was able to do was to lay on his back and move his hands and feet. When I was looking at this, it was almost as he fired random nerve impulses to learn what was happening. When he figured what he needed to do for his body to do what he wanted, he started to practice to turn around to his stomach. When he reached that goal, he was so happy he did it all the time. The reason is probably to do it many times is the only way to make the new knowledge to sit. He also did it in sleep, but he didn’t like to sleep on his stomach. So when that happened he was angry and waked up yelling.
He got older and he learned how to eel, then crawl and later to walk. The walking stage took some time, but he finally learned to run. His path to learning to run took a lot of practice, time and he needed sub-goals to reach his main goal. The same is with your path to online income. Some are lucky, but most of us need time and work. We also need sub-goals so make sure you make some.
The 20/80 rule
There is a rule that is known as the 20/80 rule. The rule is often described as that 20% of what you do will give you 80% of the money. This rule applies to so many things. 20% of your customers in eCommerce will take 80% of your customer support. 20% of the workforce is making 80% of the income in a business.
And my main point: 80% of your time should be to do work. 20% of your time to learn. Never the opposite, at least over long periods. This rule applies to your business. You also need to do fun things and be with your family and friends.
So do your work, don’t just watch youtube videos or purchase courses that teach you stuff. The most valuable training is actually to do the work and learn from your mistakes and successes. You see what works and what is not working and take action from that. The course is there to guide you. I recommend you to take a course or two, but you also need to take action! Too many people spend too much time on research and I was one of them. To take action is the only way to become an affiliate marketer.
Build your website
You don’t need a website, but its a very nice asset to have. The website doesn’t need to cost so much either. A domain name cost $10-$15 USD each year and you can get hosting for below $5 each month. You can also get free hosting at Wealthy Affiliate.
You need a website to host articles that will help your readers in your chosen niche. You also need a website to gather email addresses. To do email marketing is very helpful to connect with your audience and earn money later. You can lose your ways to receive traffic, but you will never lose your email list.
Get proper training
You can learn affiliate marketing by yourself. Youtube is full of very helpful videos that will teach you this type of business. I have watched a lot of videos and really enjoy many of them and have learned a lot. What I don’t like with youtube videos is that every online marketer has their own tactic. So you will probably be a bit confused and will spend most of your time to watch videos and not take action.
This is a business and people spend several years and tens of thousands of dollars to learn a profession at a college and university. Many of them will never get a job that pays that back. Just watch this video.
So when this is the traditional way to learn a profession, why should you not take a course at a much lower price and way less time? A course that will give you a headstart so you don’t need to spend a lot of time to learn this by yourself? I have tried it and I failed, now I take a course that will teach me what I need to know when I need to know, so I’m able to take action.
You cant run before you can walk
When my child was born, all he was able to do is to lay on his back and move his head and feet. When I was looking, there was almost as he fired random nerve impulses to learn what was happening. When he figured that out, he started to practice to turn around to his stomach. When he reached that goal, he was so happy he did it all the time. The reason is probably to do it many times is the only way to make the new knowledge to sit. He also did it in sleep, but he didn’t like to sleep on his stomach. So when that happened he was angry and waked up yelling.
He got older and he learned how to eel, then crawl and later to walk. The walking stage took some time, but he also finally learned to run. His path to learning to run took a lot of practice and time.
How to become an affiliate marketer is much about mindset, training and taking action. The mindset is something you need to work with. You can get training on youtube or what I recommend: Wealthy Affiliate.
What do you think? Will you take action and become an affiliate marketer?