As a beginning affiliate marketer, you want to get lots of good tips– the kind that save you time, save you money and make your online business more profitable. If you are going to have that home in the tropics or that Porsche, you will want the very best tips you can find. The internet is filled with beginning affiliate marketing tips, but some places are better for finding them than others. If you search Google for affiliate marketing tips forums you will be given over a million results! So this small set of tips is intended to tell you five of the basics rather than have you go through Google’s million results.
First: Have a plan. Write it down. Do you know what you want to do as an affiliate marketer? Do you want to sell something that is of personal interest to you? Do you have a good idea of how to sell something online? Do you know how much money you are willing to put out? Do you know how much time and effort you will expend? Don’t just think about it. Write it down!
Second: Own your own domain. While there are free websites and there are expensive website designers, an affiliate marketer will want to be somewhere between free and expensive. Owning your own domain is something that puts you in a different league than the people with free websites covered with ads for other people’s products. And while there are many many ways to have a website without knowing or learning HTML, it is to your advantage to have some small amount of knowledge of what makes your website look the way it does. Again, Google is your friend. Online “beginners” information is available if you search for it.
Third: Join like-minded people in affiliate marketing tips forums to share the “what works” and “what doesn’t” of marketing online. If you happen upon something that works super well for you, don’t be afraid to share it. The internet is a huge place and there is undoubtedly someone who would like to have your information for something that may work for them as well as for you.
Fourth: Be single-minded in your affiliate marketing. If you plan to buy a program that teaches you affiliate marketing, make certain you check out what others think about it before you buy. Don’t buy every program someone offers, but find one that will enable you to make a living online. Make certain that your program comes from someone with lots of internet experience.
Five: And, lastly, make a decision to stick with your plan for a specific amount of time before you decide that it is or isn’t working. If you are willing to put time, money and energy into making your plan work then you will be more likely to find success than if you half-hearted work at your plan. Remember that oak trees are acorns that stood their ground!