I’ve read a lot about affiliate marketing over the years. Much of it was helpful but some of it was, to be blunt, crap. I have paid for classes and I have read free blog posts, and an awful lot of what has been written is either downright gibberish or it is tailored to very specific niches.
Sure, learning about creating a funnel to your email list so you can reach people directly may be helpful, but usually not for new bloggers. Does that seem random? Yeah, I thought so too when I paid for a course that promised to teach me everything I needed to know about affiliate marketing. They promised that I would soon be making a million dollars a year and traveling from beach to beach as I made my way around the world. However, building an email funnel was the main lesson and that was not really helpful when I had absolutely no experience with affiliate marketing. I didn’t even know where to start! Where would my funnel go if I had nothing to put in it? That was money I threw down the toilet funnel and I still regret it to this day.
Shortly after that class I had the opportunity to go to a very well-known blogging conference in New York City. I eagerly signed up for all of the discussions on blog monetization and I actually ended up walking out of one of them. The sessions were so bad, for two reasons:
- The bloggers on the panels were completely unwilling to share any of the techniques they were using to monetize their blogs.
- The things they did share were nonsensical. For example, when one new blogger asked for advice about making money from her new blog, someone went off on a long spiel about how she should write to Nikon and request a free camera. Uh, what?!
Needless to say, that conference was also a waste of money.
When I was a new(er) blogger, I sorely needed a guide that would explain affiliate marketing in a way that actually made sense because, let’s be honest, at the outset it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. I knew I wanted to make money from my blog and I knew I wanted to do it via affiliate marketing, but actually getting to the point where I thought of myself as an affiliate marketing professional took years. There’s just not much out there on the topic, meaning many of us involved in the field are learning bit by bit through trial and error.
However, it occurred to me that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Bloggers CAN help one another. We can share our secrets.
Or, at least, I can share mine!
I’m going to do what I wish someone would have done for me in that class so many years ago. I’m going to break it down for you so that you can begin your affiliate marketing journey ASAP.
I’m not going to promise you that you’ll be making a million dollars a year, touring the world and occasionally updating your new travel blog, but I will show you how to get started with affiliate marketing and give you all of the basics you will need so that you can be on the path to becoming an affiliate marketing superstar.
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