How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing In 2020-Launch Your Empire
How to Succeed at Affiliate Marketing
The Secret Sauce to your Affiliate Success
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. The main factor is you.
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
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.
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 let’s do this!!
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.
There are entire affiliate marketing networks which allows you to sign up for a network and you get access to many retailers you can also apply to promote for. Shareasale.com is one of the main affiliate networks, and one that I use for some of my other websites as well as this one. Sign up is free and you would be surprised at all the choices you have to promote, many provide a much higher affiliate reward percentage than Amazon. Select the banner below to go to Shareasale and get rolling.
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 “reviews” tab if you want to take a look. You will also need a WordPress website, I can help you make one for free, see my Post for How to use WordPress to create a website that you can build into a thriving online business
Patience is a Must
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. You have been given the steps on How to Succeed With Affiliate Marketing. Now you just need to follow it
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.