How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing In 2018

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Be a Huge Success at Affiliate Marketing

 

Ever since before I started in this industry folks have asked me how it is done, and people who genuinely interested normally ask. How to succeed at affiliate marketing. Well there are a few main factors that determine your chance to succeed


Reality Check

First you need to ask yourself a question and respond honestly, How bad do you want to succeed? Do you want to give it a try as a side hobby and see what happens after a week or a month? Or maybe you would like to just throw up a website and add a few of your favorite amazon products and tell your friends you have a website and come check it out. If that is all you are willing to do then this path may be harder than you think-Read on and I will help you

Alright smarty pants how do I do it?

I am glad you asked.  In order to learn how to succeed with affiliate marketing you need a few factors to drive the bus. The key elements to success as I see it are below

  • Be realistic on expectations
  • Strong desire to make it happen
  • Product or Service to promote
  • Research and product information
  • The proper training and tools and a website
  • Patience

These factors are the core of the success path and without anyone of them you will most likely have a bumpy road ahead. Yes you can still do it without a few of these but your path will be much more difficult.

 How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing


Be Realistic

Set some goals for your business and decide what is a realistic expectation for your success. The path to success takes time and you need to be realistic with yourself and understand that when setting your goals. Be honest but it is also alright to add your best case goal as well, your dream scenario, just do not let it be the only measure of your success. Each person will have a different set of goals, I cannot set them for you, this is for you to decide.


Desire to Succeed

This is in my opinion the most important factor of all. How bad you want it. There are bumps along the path to success in this business and you need to know that going in, but if you have a strong desire driving you, then you work through it and come out the other side in great shape.

Ask yourself a question, what would you do to have the ability to leave your current job and travel the world or see the all the events you want, or even own a new home in a new location?  are you going to give up at the first setback? If so then get out now before you go any further, you do not have the right mindset to do it.  If the answer is no, then lets do this!!

 How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing


 Product or Service

You obviously need some way to generate a profit in order to succeed in affiliate marketing, and there are many programs available for you to be an affiliate for.

Not just Amazon, just about every product you can imagine has some sort of affiliate program related to it. Join one and use your affiliate information on your site and start making money promoting your brand or a specific service you will be providing.


 

Research is key

In order to succeed you need to know all the information you can about what you are doing. What product or service are you promoting or selling? How much does it cost? What are people interested in and how do you get them interested in you and your product or service? Questions like that and many more are what you need to know as you go forward. You need to become a research junkie.

You are going to need to be an authority on your brand and in order to do that you need all the information you can get. It is easier than you may think, it does however require the desire we talked about before in order to be good at it. Find your favorite research sites about what people are looking for or what the latest trend is and so on as it relates to your brand, this will help you a great deal.


Training and Proper Tools

As with any new job you need training and also need the proper equipment or tools to do the job, this is one of the most important parts of this equation for you. Part of your research as listed above should be to find out what training is available for you and how much it costs and what do you get that will provide you with the tools to do what you need to do to be successful.

There are many good solid programs online that can offer you this, I have listed a few on my “good reviews” page if you want to take a look. You will also need a website, I can help you make 2 of them for free, see my best recommended option for you to get all you need to succeed .See It Here.

 How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing


Patience

You need to know going in that this is not a get rich quick idea and it takes time to mature this business, many folks give up to early or don’t put in the effort required to make it happen and then fail as a result. Many of them will be the bad reviews you see online about affiliate marketing, they came in with an expectation to make it all happen in 20 minutes and invest no money or time and expected to get rich, it did not work for them so now the whole industry is a failure? Hardly.  Affiliate marketing is the fastest growing industry online, and is extremely successful for those who follow what I have listed above.

You can and I am sure you will be very good at this, but you have to know even if you work hard every day at this it takes time to make it happen. Your site needs to be ranked, your product needs to be what people want and your content on your site needs to make people interested, that all takes time to do and figure out. We live in the instant gratification world and we all want things right now. Patience my friend, Patience and you will succeed.

Are you wanting to start your own business?  Comment below and let me help guide you on the right path.

 

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I have been in the online world since 2004 I have the experience to know how to help you succeed. The best decision I ever made is becoming an affiliate marketer as my business is flowing well. I can help you do the same, and get that online business going. Please see my About Todd Page for more information

11 Comments

  1. Great article! Thanks for sharing. I shared it on FB so my friends could get some good information on the subject. I have a blog website of my own and have been trying my hand at affiliate marketing. I realize it’s not something that I’m going to have “instant” success with, so I’m working hard and being persistent at following my dream. I’m really enjoying the process.

    Have a great day!
    Julie

    • Julie,

      Thanks so much for sharing our message out on social media, we appreciate any bump we can get. The more folks that see this the more we can help. there are to many scams out there now, we want to help folks find the right info to get them going. You have the right mindset, keep growing your blog and I wish you success with the affiliate marketing. I am glad you like it so far, I am sure you will do fantastic at it. If you need assistance in anyway, I am happy to help.

      Thanks for the Comment. Take Care and have a great day

    • Julie,

      Thanks so much for sharing our message out on social media, we appreciate any bump we can get. The more folks that see this the more we can help. there are to many scams out there now, we want to help folks find the right info to get them going. You have the right mindset, keep growing your blog and I wish you success with the affiliate marketing. I am glad you like it so far, I am sure you will do fantastic at it. If you need assistance in anyway, I am happy to help.

      Thanks for the Comment. Take Care and have a great day

  2. Well said, Todd.

    Through my research of this industry, I can see an underlying theme. You seem to on point about all the necessary requirements to be successful with affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for sharing, I think it’s time for me to actually get started now!

    • Samuel,

      Yes the requirements are really nothing new. But sometimes we need to see it more than once to see what is real or possible. Congrats on getting started, let me know if you need assistance. I would love to help

      Thanks for the comment.
      Have a Great Day

  3. I just started affiliate marketing and this article really hits home for me. I don’t have much experience but being realistic, that I am and as for having a desire and drive to succeed, with that I’m geared up and ready.

    Thanks for the pointers. I hope I can make it. Wish me luck.
    Jean

    • Jean,

      I not only wish you luck I applaud you for having the desire.. that alone is a huge factor, that will help get you through any rough spots. Keep the faith, the experience comes from trial and error and research to gain the knowledge. Like I said in the article it takes patience and time to make this work. I know it will happen for you, thanks for the comment. Let me know if I can help in anyway.

      Take Care
      Todd

  4. You offer some great advise here! I am just starting out in building my first website, which is coming better than I thought, but after reading this, I feel like I have not done near enough research. I have chosen a hobby of mine, and since my site is still being built, I have not even looked into possible affiliates yet. Even though it is a hobby and has been for a few years now, I feel almost inadequate because I know there are others out there who are much more knowledgeable in this than I am. You have given me a very good goal to work for-study study study! I also need to work a bit on that “p” word you mentioned. I will be bookmarking your site and will be coming back regularly for tips. Thanks again for the great info!

    • Miranda,

      The fact that you are committed to success and are using a hobby you are good at will take you along way. You will be fine with the knowledge I am sure, since it is a passion of yours that will drive the success. You may be surprised by how many affiliate programs are available, don’t worry about doing them all, just pick one you are comfortable with and start with that one. Folks get hung up on trying to do to many things with a new website. The Key is to keep that passion and get your site ranked. Patience is of course a hard thing for all of us, it is hard to see a new post or an offer get launched and not see it ranked. Folks begin to lose confidence. What they don’t realize is that Google and other search engines want to see if you are in it for the long haul, so rankings sometimes can be tricky for new sites. Then suddenly BOOM your on page 1. Stay with it.
      Check back anytime if you need assistance with anything, I would be happy to help.

      Thanks for the comment
      Take Care

  5. Great Post Todd, let me copy the important part to tell you my opinion:

    Be realistic on expectations, if you think you’ll get rich fast, don’t start with affiliate marketing

    Strong desire to make it happen, really know what you want and choose the right platform to learn

    Product or Service to promote, choose a realistic product, it’s easier to sell 1000×1$ than 1×1000$

    Research and product information, research, research, research

    The proper training and tools and a website, I think I already answered that one 🙂

    Patience, is the father of everything, only in case of affiliate marketing the everything, your knowledge nor a website will be ready to use within a short time 🙂

    So, repeating myself: you wrote a great Post, keep up the good work and most of all, keep on smiling 🙂

    Farid & Monster

    • Thanks Both of you Farid And Monster,

      Im glad you like the post. and yes I agree with Statement “your Product or Service to promote, choose a realistic product, it’s easier to sell 1000×1$ than 1×1000$ ”
      The desire to succeed and good training gets you there. now it’s all in the work and applying the training.

      Thanks for the great comment

      Take Care

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