If you are reading this post, you have taken the first step in your affiliate marketing career. Affiliate marketing is by no means a get rich quick scheme. However, with a little time and effort, you can begin making money from home. All you need is a little understanding of the Affiliate Marketing process.
1. Know Your Target Market
The single most important step you can take when beginning an affiliate marketing campaign is to know your target audience. When you know your market, you can cut advertising costs and streamline your site to appeal to your market. Most advertising sites give you the option to highly target your ads to a specific demographic. When you know your target market, you can take advantage of this and create ads that will reach potential customers.
2. Be Trustworthy and Helpful
If you are going to keep the trust of your customers and make sales, you need to be seen as an expert in your niche. Customers are more likely to purchase products from you if they feel you are an expert in your field. Gaining respect in your niche can be as simple as setting up a Facebook Fanpage or starting a blog. Give your fans useful information on the products in your niche. Answer their questions and let them know that you are there for them. When they trust you, they are more likely to take your advice and purchase products from you.
3. Select Your Products Carefully
You may feel overwhelmed when you first open Click Bank. After all, you have several thousand products from which to choose. It can be very confusing. Take your time and research the products that interest you. It is important to choose products that you have an interest in. When choosing products, you have three choices; One-Time Sales, Residual Income Products and Lifetime Commissions.
One-time sales are often products such as eBooks or One-Time purchase programs. With One-Time sales, you will receive a commission for the sale of the product. Once the product is purchased, you receive no further commissions.
Residual Income Products provide continued income as long as a customer continues to use a service or site membership. These include memberships to sites or services. As long as the membership is in good standing, you will receive payments.
Lifetime Commissions provide continues commissions after the initial sale. You will find Lifetime Commissions with storefronts. With this type of affiliate marketing, each time a customer you bring to the site returns and makes a purchase, you will receive a commission on the sale.
4. Do Not Be Afraid to Switch Affiliate Programs
There are millions of products offered from several different affiliate sites. Do not be afraid to switch the products you market or the programs you are using. If you find that Click Bank does not have the product you want to market, try other programs like Linkshare or Commission Junction. Likewise, if you find that a product is not converting, simply switch products. However, if you choose to switch products, remember to stay in your niche. Your site, blog, social media pages and customer base are targeted for your niche. You need to continue offering products that appeal to their interests.
5. Constantly Change Content
With all the information readily available on the internet, it is hard to keep the interest of your readers. You need to constantly update the content on your site, blog and social media pages. If you find you do not have the time to write blog posts and articles, hire a freelancer to write content for you. Facebook and Twitter accounts need constant new feeds in order to stay relevant and keep fans interests. You will want to post to your wall several times a day. Try running a contest or posting pictures and videos to your wall and encourage your friends and followers to tag the images or re-tweet the content. This will give you a steady stream of content and keep visitors coming to your page.
6. Practice Patience
Successful affiliate programs are not created overnight. They take time. You will not begin making loads of money the instant your site goes live. It can take months for your affiliate program to gain steam and begin bringing in money. This does not mean that your program is not successful. It takes time to gain the trust of your members. They will be giving you their money for products and services and they are more likely to purchase products from you when they feel they know you.
Making money with Affiliate Marketing can be easy if you are willing to put the time into your business. Creating your site and generating visitors is the first step in making money. Take your time. Work on your business daily. With as little as 15 minutes a day, you can be the owner of a successful Affiliate Marketing business.
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Yes this blog was helpful.
Your tips were very help full can’t wait to get started thank you Anthony
thanks,as allways Mike
this was helpful cant wait to get started
Anthony – Thanks for the helpful information on keeping my content current and updated daily. You make a good point about posting to your FB wall at least three times a day to keep your audience actively engaged. I’m going to put more effort in this area and should see greatly improved results.
Thank you for always sending out timely and informative information.
Very helpful. Thank you!
Very useful info. Thanks for being so helpful.I am having trouble deciding on a niche. I have so many different interests.
Thanks again. Janie
I find the informations that I read on here are very important. and I also hope that they will be very useful to me as well.
Yes Anthony! You are very right, “Affiliate marketing is by no means a get rich quick scheme”. It really takes time and effort and that’s what I’m doing right now….Anyway, thanks with this blog, it’s very helpful for newbies like me! You have a great day!
Thanks a lot. All information I saw so far are great.
“Know your products, select your target”… this Info is working for me!!!!!
Started at the beginning of August with small goals – make my 1st dollar.
Got over 4,000 clicks so far, and my check is on its way soon.
I work on my ads every day, fine-tuning my keywords and bids.
Thanks for sharing, Anthony! You are a motivating mentor for sure, Dude!
Thanks for the great tips Anthony.
Anthony………..Affiliate Marketing is the way to go. i’m studying all I can and still count on your help and blogs. Starting on month number 2 since joining your program. Thanks and keep up the good work, I’ll do my best.
Thnks for the useful advise. A s Always, I apreciate your helpful comments and your happy attitude. Audrey Kroll
Yeah, these blogs are helpful, but where and what about your advisors that are supposed to be helping us?
Thank you for keeping me up to date. I am working on this really hard and hope to be making money sooooooon! Thanks, and God Bless, Madeline
Wonderful advice, Thanks so much.
This is the first time I’ve heard anything about Click Bank!
this informations is very helpful, I set up a website,without knowing what
I was doing, now I realize I need to completely redo.
(learning take time being a senior citizen,smile)
Thank you Anthony,this was very helpful,I am just starting and this is great info!
It was very interesting and helpful thank you
Really helpful info for this newbie affiliate marketer, Thanks.
Yes, very helpful. Keep up the good work/mentoring. Thxs Steve
Thanks, very helpful. Appreciate the time, you use, in your effort to help us:)
This article was very helpful to me as a newbie. The part about Clickbank was particularly helpful. What a site!
This is so simply explained.
How do you approach product “owners” to ask about including them in your niche affiliate marketing site?
Also, tell me a little more abot the content writing that will market your site. What are the best ways to tag an affiliate marketing site post so the SEO will hurry your way?
yes, thank you….Think I’ll print this out =)
Thank you Anthony, still going with as a turtle.
Always helpful. I feel like I’m trying to learn so much that I’m not sticking to one thing until I learn it. Like running around trying to put all the fires out.
Blogging and posting is something I haven’t done yet although I do have a facebook and Twitter account.
Now I just need to figure out what to write about , getting links etc.
I did download your browser on Firefox. Looking forward to learning about that and hope it can eliminate some steps for me while checking out keywords and products.
There is so much to learn ,it’s OVERWHELMING!!!
this informations is very helpful
Thanks for the information needed for success!
Thanks for steps. It helps me map out what I am missing!
Anthony – Yes, this blog was more than helpful. It has helped ease my fear of the unknown path (for me) I’m taking. I CAN DO THIS I KNOW.Y
Your Home Customer Support Team are very patient and kind. Thanks!
I’ll be number 5. Thanks for the tips, Anthony. I’m sure I have joined all the sites you have wanted me to join. I found my page that had all my usernames and passwords on it. You are AWESOME
Now I am beginning to see the logic in affiliate marketing. Thanks to you Anthony. I am a beginner…
BTW…You got a cute girlfriend. That was her wearing the black nail polish on her toenails, right?
Great tips, as I am a real newbie. I am in the process of reading your books, catching up on the e-mail, and trying to process this info. This is my third day in this business, and am really excited to learn more. So keep the info coming, as we all appreciate everything you are doing so much. Thanks again Anthony!
Anthony thanks for all the advice on Marketing, someday I hope to have a very successful Home Base Business by doing online marketing. ty
Thank you Anthony for the information very
I’m just new. Going through lessons and trying to take it all in. Great Info. Thanks.
Excellent information, Anthony – thank you so much!
Need to improve on a few of these areas.
Help just at the right time! 🙂
Thank you Anthony, your guidance has helped me start my online business. God Bless!!
Thanks Anthony, as always your tips are great, it is very helpful to me. I will
keep this information in my journey to success. Positive tips all the time.
Intriguing ideas. However Tweeting and Facebooking multiple times a day does not sound realistic in my demanding schedule.
Thank you Anthony. I like the information you provide every time, Thank you again.
I was glad to learn about the three kinds of sales.
I really like this type of advice/training.
Thanks and keep it coming.
Just getting started and need all the help I can get…. Thanks… Jim
This has been the most helpful advice I have received in a log time. Thanka alot
Good stuff! Thanks Anthony!
Thank this was very informative stay cool
Yes! Keep the info coming!!!!
I really want to make this thing work. Should I buy any thing from you in addition to the book I have? I would like to get started now. I watched the Hanson Report this morning was going to get the books on the show and the DVD. Thanks in advance for the faith IN ME TO DO THIS RIGHT.
Thanks Anthony this blog was very enlightening.
Anthony, it’s Ligaya thanks, your tips were very helpful to all of us. Please don’t get tired in sharing. God bless you and your family.
information very helpful,thank’s
Very interested in trying Clickbank, Linkshare and/or Commission Junction soon. Thanks for the tips!!!
excellent! thank you again!
Anthony is constantly sharing inside info that is current & valueable. Thankyou!
Thanks, This was a lot of information!!!
I want to thank you once more for providing the kind of advice that will benefit someone starting the business. I certainly hope to be as successful as you and others are. Like you said, it does take some time.
As always, very helpful, makes very simple what can be overwhelming. Thank you
Eye opening insights ,
Thanks for the info. I am new at this, and I read that I shouldn’t start following people on Twitter until I have my page set up. As soon as I do, I will tweet the post. It is a new world for me, and I am reading like crazy to catch up with technology.
Yes Anthony, your blog has been a lifesaver. I can’t thank you enough. But I really need to get to work.
Thanks again i will be looking for more of your blogs.
Yes, these tips are helpful. This lets us know that are doing alright even if it seems slow starting. Thanks.
Thank you very much. I’m not sure I know how to post picture yet. but I’m going to try. Very thankful for all your information.
Just starting, these are good
Very well put together Anthony. If I screw up when I get good and started in your system, it won’t be because of anything you have done or said. So far I’ve seen great learning material. I hope I can do this and help take care of my 80 year old mother at the same time.
THANKS FOR BEING A GOOD TEACHER!
P.S. I love the teaching with video’s.
Anthony this blog is starting to shed some light on what has been a roadblock for me trying to figure out this business!
Thanks Anthony for the great tips on how to run a business from the affiliate market. What I learned is you need to target a market, get the trust of people by being there by answering questions and have a good product to sale. I want the residual and lifetime income.
Anthony, that was a tremendous help. I read it several times to make sure I got it all. Please send more like that. Ken & Joy Ganger
Yes Anthony, very helpfull indeed. thank you for your guidance.
thanks anthony for your info i am new at this so please keep on sending your info thanks again basil
It really helps. Now, I’m not in rush to start to post any products yet, I’ m trying to take the time and read your instrctions to get the ideal first.
knowing your market is the key thanks
this was realy helpful thanks
Thanks Anthony, it keeps me going!
I like that you give us all the info for bettering ourselves. Please help us as much as you can. I appreciate all the help I can get!
Always helpful and informative!
no web site yet. yes the blog was good and helps me understand more about the affilliate program and you Anthony:) Sandra
I am studying everything I can learn about affiliate marketing! Your tips are very helpful! Keep up the great work! Thank you
Very good imformation
GREAT STUFF anthony!!
It was helpful. There’s a lot to do. I think at the beginning it’ll take more than 15 minutes a day, at least it does for me. I’m still trying to understand the meaning of terms and how to use the computer. But it will all come together. Keep giving us tips.
Thank you Anthony, Yes this blog is very helpful and I did learn a whole bunch of things.
Thanx, I appreciate all information, JoeS
thanks Anthony for the good information !
I love it Anthony so much info
Thank you this is excellent info as well as motivation.I will continue to read your live community.blog,books,etc.because you really are the real deal!
Still have a few problems but I WILL WORK THROUGH THEM.
Thanks for all the info.
Anthony, thank you for the tips. I have already used some of them and plan to implement more of them.
Yes very helpful as always. thanks, iris
yes I learn but still I need to talk to somebody I have some questions and will be better talking
this is great inormatin. Keep on the good workandGod abundantely bless you
Informative! Thank You!
Great help for me as beginner.
Thank you anthony
Hello, thank you for all your helpful tips.
Can you please tell me how to uninstall the toolbar software.
Thanks, that was very helpful, and gave me hope
I’m in the same boat with Sharon Davidson, thanks Sharon couldn’t have said it better 🙂
I watch every training video from you. I need 3 more weeks with MSU and PMI classes before i have more time to join these great bloggers on your site!…
Keep up great job! 🙂
Thank you, for wonderful information.
As you say, it takes time, but success comes from determination and hard work
Great stuff. Still learning……………reading……………..just dont know what the first step should be.
I am in PMI program at this time
Thanks Anthony, Good foundation information.
Is always a pleasure to read your advise. We have to T follow it.
Thank you . Carla
helpful though i am behind in my effforts
Thank you Anthony for all the helpful update’s you have given me. This info will help me jump start my Affiliate Marketing Business big time.
thank you for all the great information. It will help me in the future
thank you for all the great information. i will use it in the future when i get my website built
Anthony thank you, you always give good advice
Hi Anthony. I just ordered your book,free website and cd I think, on Mon of this week. I am 64 and am very computer illerate. I am seeking extra income besides my monthly SS income. Trying to play catchup on all the info you have introduced me to in the past few days. It is a lot of infomation to process, but very informative and simply put. Thanks so much
Thanks for all your help and info Anthony.
Great information! I’m so new I haven’t even received your books that I ordered! I’ll need al the help I can get!
Yes Anthony, As usual your info, is much appreciated.James.
I’m attending the introductory three day seminar and your blog closely follows what I’m learning at the seminar.
(Information X Experiance = Knowledge.) Thanks for the Information it helps greatly as I progress each day and gain more Knowledge. (Knowledge + Focus X Atittude = Money) (Money + Descipline = Freedom) !!! Thanks Anthony, keep the info coming!
This is the best email/blog yet!
Yes this did help. All have so far. I simply can not start my business any time soon, but am taking notes, listening to video’s, checking my emails from you at least weekly. One day I’ll be able to finish the books, watch/listen to DVD/CD’s, start doing as you advise when a few personal issues are resolved & time to do this right from the start! Forgive me for simply trying to find the time to even be on the computer once a week due to my extremely busy life right now. This to shall pass says the Lord. Thank you Anthony for all your help in what ever way we can use it, God Bless You!
Niche – Still endeavoring to figure this one out. Thanks for the insight – trust, be an expert in your niche. Thanks!
Thanks for your helpful information.
great blog and the info will help with my personal website as well
Thank you, Anthony
These are very good, helpful tips, Anthony. Thank you.
This was helpful, although I have read some of this information already. Really Excited About Making This Work For Me. I believe in you Anthony and hope I can look back on this in a year and Wow everyone!
This is very helpful and informative.
Yes, helpful tips, especially on sites to find programs.
I wish I could talk to you about what I intend to do, I am almost convinced I should stop taking college courses and to invest all my time into affilliate marketing. I have purchased some domain names, even my domain name, but it is getting it off the ground that I need help with, and actually I need more time in a day. I am conflicted as to what to do. I am working towards an Associates Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media. I chose this because I was hoping to do all my own Web Designing for my business. I won’t be done with this course for another 2 years, meanwhile I still would like to have an income through the internet, affilliate marketing.
Anthony I found this very helpful information like always. These are some of the issues that I need to focus on and your timing was great. Thanks for your support in helping me to get to Super Aff status.
SAME I MISS TO MY DAUGHTER IT SOME fair JUST.MX.D.F.
Yes it did help and motvates me more to wanting to do more in the market place . thanks anthony
Thanks for all your help I need all I can get to get started
Thanks Anthony. This is very helpful and encouraging.
All of the info is very helpful, especially the info about Click Bank. Still new at this and trying to digest it all. Really appreciate you sharing all this info with us.
Still looking forward to making my first dollar. What kinds of info should I post to my Facebook wall?
My head is spinning because I just started this a few days ago, and the computer wasn’t exactly my close friend if you know what I mean. I am over whelmed but determined to hang in there until it gets easier—I HOPE. Thank you for your help.
This is very valuable information for beginners like me. Thank you AM for once again sharing!!!!
Yes Anthony this was very helpful to me. I am interested in reading everything I can get my eyes on concerning Internet Affiliate Marketing. Thanks for sharing this with me.
Thanks! All the little tips are helping me connect the dots.
Hi Anthony,the information is well diggested.
Thanks for all your endeavors.
Anthony,Thanks for the fast traffic webinar,it was very educative.
Thanks ones again.
Anthony,Thanks for giving us you free time
We will always remain grateful.
Thanks for the great info you just give us, your tips are so helpful, I am studying everything! Thank you so much
Thanks. Useful info – a good place to start.
I,m still constracting my website! Your very energetic! Hope you can come to the Philippines! Thanks a lot……
I am making a strong effort to get stated and be consistent and dedicated and learning what i can.. I realize I need to get myas website up and running…not quite sure how to do that….and how to get attached and lined up with affiliates,,,,sorry i didn’t qualify for the success team but i am not giving up…..hopefully the fastcash software will be of some help….this blog was truly helpful and inspiring…thank you Anthony,,,better late than never reading this….
Just starting, will use all the help I can! You have already been more help than the other “autoresponders” that flood my email with links.
I really do appreciate your continued efforts. I must admit, you are truly a stand-up person, and have followed through with all you said you would. I am new to this industry and your program and have just gotten on-board with the Fast Traffic program. I am extremely excited to finally have a chance to get out of life, what I put into it, not just what a boss says you are worth. Thank you for all of your continuing tools and information and thanks for truly having the desire to help others make a better life for themselves . . .you talk the talk, but you are also walking the walk and that is a rare personal trait – and I thank you ! Looking forward to the day that I am one of your huge success stories and to one day being able to meet you – thanks for inspiring me & for not forgeting to Pay It Forward !!!
I learned its impotant for you to know your target audience.
Very informative. Just getting started. All information will be appreciated.
In my opinion it says a lot about you that you talk and teach ethics along with business techniques. The truth needs no defense. Can’t wait until I have my own testimonial of success to share. Live, laugh and love.
Hello, I’m a little lost. I purchased your program several months back and honestly and embarrassing as it is, I’m just beginning to get a jump start on things. I remember I was given a website and some other nice helping items to get my business going, however, with time, all is lost. Can I please ask for someone to contact me. I’d really love to finally get this started! Thank you!
Yes, this info on affiliate marketing was helpful. Thanks!!
Finally, an honest, genuine sole that truely wants to help people get started on the internet. I have read and wasted time with so much junk over the past 6 months, until I clicked on one of your ads. I had just about decided that it just wasn’t meant to be. I was so confused, even though I have a website set up. I just didn’t know where to go next. You have put so much helpful, easy to follow, information at my finger tips. I look forward to using all the accessable tools to start making money soon.
Thanks for extending your professionalims in the area of affiliate marketing
Thanks for all the efforts.
Hi Anthony,Please continue the good job
Very much so.
please keep all the wonderful info coming-i really get alot from these kind of educational posts-really helps me to tye alot of the information together-thank you!!!!
Anthony, thank you for all the tips and insights, this is my first venture into affiliate marketing. But all your advise and tips have been extremely helpful. Thank You!
Anthony thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to provide us with this great information, Im noting down everything that I get from your tips and taking action .. looking to see results
Excellent information, particularly for someone extremely new to this as I am. Thanks.
This tip for running a successful Affiliate Marketing Company is really going to help me. I appreciate your tips and although I am new at this, I really want to succeed. Keep these tips coming because I’m sure I won’t be the only one reading them.
Thank you for the names of the companys I will check in to them tomorrow.
Thanks for giving me some direction.
Yes. This was a very useful article for a Newbie!.
Great blog, lots of useful facts.
This is a good strategy.
Thanks for the blog – it was helpful.