While success is relative, subjective, holds monetary and non- monetary value,
FAILURE is more a “one size fits all” recipe. After reading this article you’ll know what to do in order to position yourself for success through affiliate marketing. Many affiliates try to skip steps 2 & 3 and go straight from picking a product to immediately promoting it. This makes it really difficult to succeed. There isn’t a shortcut to success, life nor anything that materializes in this world. With that being said make sure to implement the steps in the order they’re listed here.
The following subjects are covered in this article:
Step 1: Choosing A Niche
Step 2: Building A Platform
Step 3: Growing Your Audience
Step 4: Promoting Products
Choosing the right niche is not as hard as it may seem. The more you focus on understanding one area, the better you will understand the needs of potential customers. If for whatever reason you can’t decide what niche to dive into, I’ve laid out three questions to ask yourself. 1.) what is your interest(s)? 2.) Do people spend money on it? 3.) Are there products to promote? You can always search “strategies and tips for picking a niche” to help jumpstart your new affiliate business. Be sure to spend plenty of time on this step! Don’t rush it when getting started.
Building a platform is crucial as it gives you a means of communicating with potential customers. Think of it like your foundation for establishing your authority and audience.
You can purchase your own web hosting and web design from a number of different providers. Typically it is NOT recommended using free web hosting solutions, because you don’t technically own your website and can potentially lose what you’ve built at any time. It’s worth investing a relatively small amount of money to use a paid web hosting service.
Growing your audience might take a bit longer than expected but like I stated: “There’s no shortcut to success”. A larger audience means a larger pool of potential customers. A decent sized list of about 500-1,000 subscribers will make it easier to let the market reject you rather than rejecting yourself and giving up. There’s a number of ways to drive traffic to your platform. Solo ads require you spend a few bucks to get visitors but it’s guaranteed to get you noticed. Ad Swaps and article marketing are priceless methods to get visitors but in the end, patience is key.
Promoting products is honestly the easiest part. You just have to create a platform and have an audience to target, without those you’re doomed. Seriously.
Promote products to your audience in a way that will get you the most sales and make your audience love you at the same time!
There are lots of great strategies and tactics, but your success hinges on having done the previous steps properly, so don’t jump straight into promoting products before spending time on the earlier steps.
By reading this article, watching videos, spending plenty of time working on each step, and taking consistent action every day, you have a much higher chance of being successful than the close-minded individual. Have you noticed that we live in a world where it’s normal to be indecisive? It’s Normal To Be INDECISIVE! YES.
Indecisiveness robs more men and women of their riches than anything else.
Let that sink in.
Here’s the secret to daily decision making: Life is not about making the right decision,
it’s about making decisions right.
Does that make sense?
Unsuccessful people don’t understand the value of time… Why? Well frankly because they are indecisive. They are everywhere, anywhere, anytime because they lack the ability to dedicate their time towards their goals. Time management skills, learning to say “NO” and knowing what commitments to undertake, is a step towards success in any area of our lives.