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Learning how to start affiliate marketing for beginners can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
In fact, learning the affiliate marketing basics, is actually pretty easy. Mastering them and making a full time income can be a bit more of a challenge, but in this video I walk you through the exact steps you should follow to start affiliate marketing, and specifically make your first dollar online.
Here’s exactly what we cover in the video, along with timestamps to help you find specific aspects of affiliate marketing that you might be trying to learn:
2:47 – How I was living in a warzone in Asia when I started affiliate marketing.
3:52 – My First Affiliate Promotion (How I Made $500 in 5 Minutes)
4:55 – What is Affiliate Marketing?
6:30 – Step #1: Choose a Platform
The only real requirement you need to start affiliate marketing is a platform with which to do it. This could be a blog, niche site, youtube channel etc.
7:44 – Step #2: Choose a Niche
The more you can niche down, the easier it will be to find and grow your audience.
Here’s another video that focuses in on that:
9:06 – Step #3: Sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program
Amazon has the world’s largest affiliate program, and you can sign up for free.
Do that here:
9:34 – How to Make Your Very First Dollar Online
This is exactly how to make your very first dollar online. It’s much easier than you think 🙂
Here’s another video with a similar strategy to make your first $100 online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nOlui5Qrdw
9:52 – The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Affiliate Program
The Amazon affiliate program is great for a lot of things, but there are a lot of drawbacks as well.
11:40 – Step #4: Go Back and Update Old Content
Once you have your affiliate links, go back and update your old content with your new affiliate links.
12:37 – Step #5: The Two Best Type of Content to Create for Affiliate Promotions
There are two types of content I think you should focus on when you’re beginning to start affiliate marketing on your blog or niche site. The first is what I call “best” posts.
15:04 – The Second Best Type of Content
The second type of content I recommend is a “review” post.
17:11 – Step #6: Optimize Content
Optimize your content for search. I use SEMrush and LOVE it.
Here’s the tool: https://bit.ly/2sKuVVV
Here’s my review of it: https://www.locationrebel.com/semrush-review/
17:58 – Step #7: Sign up For Additional Affiliate Programs
Chances are there are places where you can get higher commissions than you would on Amazon. See if you can find some.
19:15 – Step #8: Track Your Results
Again, I use SEMrush for this to make sure I’m updating my content and optimizing to give myself the best chance at succeeding.
20:18 – Wrapping Up
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Other Resources Mentioned:
How to Start Freelance Writing:
Democracy, Tear Gas, and a New Guitar:
How to Choose a Niche for Your New blog or Niche Site:
My Golf Niche Site:
Gear I Use:
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