If you have been thinking of starting an online business, there are plenty of resources online that can get you rolling.
I have been doing affiliate marketing for the past five years and I can tell you with absolute confidence that it is no rocket science. Anyone can do it.
What is important to note is that It takes a fair bit of effort. I would like to believe you are here because you are looking for knowledge that will help you to grow and succeed.
You are in the right place, right time.
Allow me to be your guide as I take you through the process.
I am an affiliate marketer and it is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. I am also a graphic and web designer but affiliate marketing is still my first love.
Let’s talk about affiliate marketing and why it’s a super cool online business model to get into.
What is affiliate marketing?
Wikipedia defines affiliate marketing as a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.
Research indicates that 81% of all online shoppers research a product or service before making a purchasing decision. With millions of people around the world buying products online, there is massive potential for one to make money as an affiliate marketer.
Stick around with me to the end, I will show how you can make some good bank from the comfort of your own home by selling products online for a commission.
To go back on the 4 simple steps, implementing them is easy but I must retaliate. You will be a busy bee for the foreseeable future. The reward is however what makes it all worth it.
Approach your business with the right mindset
Right out of the gate I will say all businesses take time to grow. It’s a journey of learning and you are not going to be getting results within a short period of time. That is a reality you have to come to terms with. You need to build some online authority to start seeing results.
Running an online business is pretty much just, like running any offline business. It takes passion, dedication, hard work, and total commitment to succeed.
Going into affiliate marketing with the right mindset will go a long way into determining your success.
Get access to the right tools and training
If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. To succeed in affiliate marketing, you need to plug into some good tools and training.
You don’t need to be an online tech guru to learn how to build websites.
When I first started I had very little knowledge of how to build a website. I dug into the training bit by bit and finally managed to learn the ropes of how to go about setting up your own income-generating website.
I have managed to diversify my knowledge and I also build websites for local clients. Everything I have learned has come from an online education platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
What makes the program excel and stand out from the rest of the crowd is because it is a one-stop-shop.
You get hosting, a keyword research tool, 24/7 live support among many other features. Every aspect of training is located right there, and it continues to be updated pretty much on a daily basis.
You too can have a website of your own just like this one and I will be quite happy to personally guide you on how I went about it.
Enter your details below and have a go at it.
Surround yourself with other like-minded people
The easiest way to learn is by following in the footsteps of those who have been through what you are about to embark on. A great deal of the things I have learned has come from people who I interact daily with within the training platform.
The folks within the WA platform come from all walks of life. They are hands down the most supportive online community you will ever come across. When you share and leverage the knowledge of others, it becomes a whole lot easier to navigate your way around.
Where to go from here
Wealthy Affiliate was started in 2006 and has continuously endeavored to help beginners navigate their way as they build their business. The reason why I believe it’s different from all the numerous training platforms out there is that the core training is targeted towards building a business that is focussed around your passion.
Did you know that whatever career, hobby or interest you are involved in can be turned into a money making venture?
The diagram shows you the 4-step process that is required to set up shop. You can read all about it in my Wealthy Affiliate review.
Alternatively, if you want to dive in and have a feel of the program, click here to access the training.
You will get access to 10 FREE lessons.
There is a premium membership in which you as a new member, will be able to access all the perks that premium members enjoy for the first 7 days.
Take full advantage of that. After 7 days you can decide if you want to go premium or just stay as a free member.
If you upgrade to premium within that 7 day period, you will get a 59% discount on your first month!
Just don’t feel the pressure to go premium. Only upgrade if you feel it’s worthwhile for you.
Great to have you here. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below. I would love to hear from you.
Good luck and see you on the inside.
Hi folks. Thanks for dropping by. I am a graphic designer and also build websites for local businesses. I am also a member of Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a community-based training platform that truly delivers. It offers a variety of tools, training, and support, and best of all, it’s FREE to get started with. Check it out and see if it’s a good fit for you.