3 Great Affiliate Marketing Tips For Dummies For 2019!

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What’s up marketers and entrepreneurs? Rod checking in wanting to bring you guys another article today. Today we’re going to be talking about affiliate marketing for dummies in 2019. I want to give you guys three tips to either start making money with affiliate marketing or grow from what you are already doing in affiliate marketing. Putting you in a position to win.

A lot of you guys like affiliate marketing because of the idea that you can start affiliate marketing with relatively no money up front. You don’t have to worry about investing in and keeping track of inventory. You don’t have to create a product you just have to promote other people’s products or services. That sounds like a good idea especially if you have a job or you are already working in a specific niche but you want to promote a different product or service and be able to reap additional benefits.

But you may not feel that you have the necessary skills or the knowledge or the resume to really push these products or really put yourself in the position to make money with affiliate marketing. So I want to give you guys three tips on how to get started so let’s jump right in.

Have Your Online Foundation In Place – 7 Step Guide

Number one, you have to have your foundation in order. If you guys don’t know what I mean by a foundation, here is what I mean. You have to have your niche already picked out. You have to know what niche you are able to solve problems. You have to have that group of people or audience that you know has a specific problem or need that’s not being fulfilled by anybody. You have to know what solution to provide them that will move them along the way to help them solve problems.

The problem is though without that foundation in place you will look like you are just a hustler out to make some quick money. A fly by night that is here today and gone tomorrow. That could have worked in the early days of the internet when there wasn’t a lot of competition but now there a lot of competition. But with all the fierce competition, there are still opportunities to make money with affiliate marketing. The secret is you have to niche down. You have to set yourself apart from the competitors. 98% of the competitors out there are just throwing random offers out there and hoping somebody will bite. Yeah, they might get an occasional sale here and there but where’s near the amount that’s going to help them make that passive income reaching their goals in their careers, living the lifestyle that they want and making the money that they want.

Show guys if you want to be part of that 2% of the people who really make good money with affiliate marketing, have to have your foundation in order. Have your niche ready. Educate yourself and have the skills in place relating to your niche. That is what’s going to set you apart from all the sharks that are online and that’s going to really put you in a position to win.

In my 7 step guide, I go into much more detail in how to get you guys started with your foundation, picking your niche, picking the business model. Whether you want to go freelance, get a steady job or start an agent say, I lay it all out for you in my 7 step guide below. Go ahead and pick that up it’s really going to help you guys get started and you guys will then have access to a community of people who are doing the same thing you are doing. You will be able to bounce ideas off of each other and have others that you can relate.

So let’s say we got our foundation in order. We picked our niche. We know about the niche. We know how to solve problems in that niche. We have experience in the niche and we are here to serve the people in this niche. You now know what your potential customer list looks like.

Pick Offers With Long-Term Customer Value Not By Commission Price

Number 2 is thinking long-term. What I mean by that is everybody knows that you can go on ClickBank or Amazon and sign up for the offer with the highest commission’s thinking you can promote this offer and you’ll make the passive income you want. The problem is it limits you because you can only do that one time, you have nothing to follow it up and create that lifetime customer. Either that or the product may have bad reviews or it may not help people or it might be too expensive.

They offer high commissions in order to attract affiliates and you might not have any intentions to resell that customer down the line. But you need to know the key to a successful business is consistently satisfying a lifetime customer. It is rare that companies make a ton of money on just the first offer they promote and being able to duplicate it maintaining that over time. You have to position yourself to be able to offer that particular audience multiple affiliate offers related to your niche.

So instead of just going for the affiliate product with the highest paying commission, I suggest you find offers in your niche where you can solve problems step by step over a series of problems. List the problems and the solutions and offer them that in a logical order regardless of the commission rate. If you can’t do this yet it’s because you don’t have your foundation in place. You don’t know your clients’ needs and you don’t want to just swing from the fences because most of the time you will miss.

I recommend you guys position yourself for the long term by cultivating your clientele and the only way to do that is to find that first affiliate offer to get them in the door even if it doesn’t pay a high commission. It may just be a couple of dollars. Promote it make a few sales and then 3 or 4 days down the road you’re going to check up on them and say hey did this work for you? Yes? but now they have this second problem. Okay now you’re going to offer them a second affiliate product and after 15 to 20 days you can offer them a third affiliate product and so on.

The good thing about this the offers is probably going to get more expensive over time because what happens is the bigger the problem the more money it’s going to cost to fix it. As long as you’re solving the problems, they don’t mind spending that extra money. You’re going to make the higher commission this way on all those follow up back end offers. The term we call long-term SuperValue. That’s where you want to be. If you don’t structure your business around that model you’re going to be always spinning your wheels. You’re never going to be able to scale, you’re never going to be able to create that passive income that you want to really put you in a position to win.

That’s what our goal is for you at Digilink Marketing to create that passive income and put you in a position so that you don’t have to work as hard over time especially when you put the hours in your specific niche.

Don’t Only Depend On Amazon & ClickBank

The last tip I have for you today is don’t depend only on Amazon and ClickBank for affiliate marketing opportunities. Amazon or the ClickBank affiliate programs are okay at the beginning when you’re trying to get started working out your list of solutions for your particular niche. But you want to eventually specialize in certain niches which depending on which place you go, say health care, for example, that niche has a ton of affiliate programs outside of Amazon and ClickBank. Or try looking at retailers such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and other Pharmaceutical companies. A lot of these places have affiliate programs. They may not call it affiliate, they call them a referral or partnership programs. In any case, you’re going to be able to provide custom solutions for your audience without limiting yourself to just ClickBank or Amazon offers that everybody else is doing online.

This is going to require you to do research and I show you how to do this in my seven-step guide. Be knowledgable about your specific niche because this is what’s going to set you apart. This is what’s going to put you in a position to make more money than any of your competitors who are just working on the surface level looking to follow the trends. You need to dig deep into your niche and when you do this you’re going to find out there’s a lot of potential to make money.

People who only go after the sexy, get-rich-quick offers are not going to be consistent or be able to replicate it year after. You, on the other hand, by following the tips I outline here, will be able to put processes in place that you can make money over time.

Making money online in 2019 involves putting yourself in a long term position, creating content as an authority in a specific evergreen space with the added benefit of not having to create or stock a product.

I go into much more detail in my 7 step guide below so go ahead and pick that up now. If you have questions or are having problems with affiliate marketing, go ahead and share that in the comment section below. I’ll see you guys in the next article.

Peace,

Rod

Rod Robinson

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