Getting started with affiliate marketing can be a bit intimidating and that’s why most new affiliates get started by following an affiliate marketing guide. There’s a lot to learn and for the most part, when you’re new, you don’t even know what you need to know.
Well, I’ve been a full-time affiliate marketer for years now, but I can clearly remember being a beginner. When I first started, I really didn’t know the first thing about building a website or selling anything online. Heck, I didn’t even know what affiliate marketing meant when I first started.
After all of these years of success, I finally decided to create this affiliate marketing guide for beginners. That guide won’t teach you how to get rich tomorrow and it isn’t going to make you an expert. However, it will get you off to the absolute best start possible, putting you ahead of 99% of other people attempting to make money online.
Some of the things you can learn in my free course (with step-by-step video instructions) includes:
- How to choose a low competition but in-demand niche industry.
- How to perform “keyword research” to fine tune your niche even further.
- Organizing your list of keywords into a “website blueprint”.
- Finding the best affiliate programs in your niche to earn you a full-time income.
- How to register a domain name.
- Step-by-step walkthrough video instructions for setting up a web host at under $10 / mo. (and an explanation of what a web host is).
- How to install WordPress and customize it without using any computer code.
- How to write articles that attract lots of free traffic from search engines.
- Other ways to send traffic to your website.
…And you’ll learn all of this by only spending 1hr per day going through my free e-course. By next week, you’ll have a solid foundation for success. Will your learning stop after 7 days? Absolutely not! And I’ll help steer you in the right direction. This is a basic affiliate marketing guide for beginners, but it WILL set you up for success.
The Course I Personally Used To Learn Affiliate Marketing
Back when I first started, my entire life was changed by signing up for this service. While they have a 10 day affiliate training guide (called the “Action Guide”), there’s a little something that makes them different from any other affiliate marketing guide you’ll find online. They offer a “one stop shop” for everything you need to grow a successful business online.
Instead of telling you to go sign up for a domain in one place, then sign up for web hosting in another, then do keyword research somewhere else… They offer everything all in one place. You sign up with them, go through their training, and use the 80+ tools that come along with your subscription. They even take care of all your web hosting and give you a simple drag and drop website builder that is super easy to learn.
The service worked out phenomenally well for me. It did take some work and effort, but within the first 12 months of signing up, I quit my full time job as an over-the-road truck driver.
Most Affiliate Marketing Guides Are Scams
Unfortunately, most of the affiliate marketing guides out there will not help you make money. In fact, most of them will steer you away from affiliate marketing because they will promise big things and then fail to deliver.
If you read around my website, you’ll notice a trend. I always state that you MUST provide value to others in order to build a sustainable business, online or off. Most affiliate marketing guides out there don’t teach this. They actually teach the opposite. It is very common to see affiliate marketing guides that show you how to use a special system or software program that will do all the work for you. Avoid these like the plague. They do not work and most of those people have never made a legitimate dollar as an affiliate marketer. They make all their money scamming you by selling their crappy system or software program.
Beware Of Fake Income Reports
A very popular tactic for the scam affiliate marketing courses out there is to show you paycheck stubs, PayPal earnings reports, or affiliate dashboards showing 10’s or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pipeline. These are EASILY faked. Even the video captures some of these people show are total fakes. It looks real, but they aren’t.
Remember the rule your mother told you a long time ago? “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”
Am I saying it’s impossible to earn $1,000,000 in your first year as an affiliate marketer? No. But what I am telling you is whoever tries to tell you they can teach you how to do that is probably lying. There is no “system” and no “software” that will make that happen, especially if that “system” doesn’t require much work. Some affiliate marketers get incredibly lucky just like some people who play the lottery get incredibly lucky. However, don’t plan on millions anytime soon.
The good news is, I can tell you that I personally was able to quit my job within the first year and within’ 2 years was earning 6 figures with my affiliate business. So, “get rich quick” is really in the eye of the beholder.
If you sign up for an affiliate marketing guide and it “doesn’t work” for you, don’t give up! Affiliate marketing provides an incredible lifestyle and it DOES exist! Each affiliate marketer has his or her own unique way of making money online. What works for me might not work for you. Conversely, a course that hasn’t worked for me might work wonders for you. We are all different, learn in our own unique ways, and the formula for success will be a bit different for us all.
Just because a course “doesn’t work” for you, that doesn’t mean it was a waste of time or that making money online through affiliate marketing isn’t possible. It just means you found a way that doesn’t work for you. Move on! Keep going! The more you go through these courses, the more you’ll learn, and the better you’ll get over time.
Just remember… earning a full-time living online as an affiliate marketer really IS possible. Other people are doing it right now as you read this. Find out what the legitimate affiliate marketers are doing, try to mimic what has already worked for them, and you’ll see success.