3 Simple Steps To Stand Out As An Affiliate Marketer

One fish goes its own way and has its own opinion

Just a few short years ago, this lifestyle of taking the day-off and going to the spa, eat out at a gastronomic restaurant and spend the day at the golf course was just fantasy to me.

It was what I craved; to have full control over my schedule, to not have to ask a boss for time off, to not have to worry about costs and never have to take a look at a label again…

… in short, to have complete freedom.

That was my big ‘why’ for starting my own online business in the first place.

For a lot of other people I’ve helped start in this industry, their ‘why’ has been something different.

It’s been about their kids, or their retirement, or getting out of debt…

Whatever that reason is for you, it’s got to be a big one.

As I reflect on how I achieved ‘my why’ and this lifestyle, I realize that it’s quite simple.

It’s not easy. But it is simple.

The majority of the hundreds of thousands of affiliates who are desperately trying to make an income online may not agree with me.

I’m well aware of the industry statistics; most people fail.

The average earnings for them are a pitiful few hundred bucks.

But that’s only because they make things far more difficult than they need to be.

So let me break down my simple steps for you:

Step 1 – Become An Affiliate For A Great Marketing System

Become an affiliate for someone else so you can promote their stuff and earn a percentage of what you bring in.

I always tell people who are brand new to start out as affiliates.

Don’t try and create your own sales funnel.

Don’t try and create your own product.

Don’t try and build a brand.

The first skill you need to learn is how to drive traffic i.e. how to place ads online that entice the right people to click, and go to the website you are promoting, where they’ll see an offer.

That’s it.

There’s no point in doing all that other stuff when you’re new, if you don’t even know how to get people in front of an offer.

If you can get enough of the right people see the right offer (there’s a match), then a percentage of them will pull out their credit cards and buy.  And you’ll get your commission.

That percentage may be a very small number, but that’s ok.

It’s a fact of business that most people will not buy what you want to sell.

A small percentage say ‘yes,’ and that’s more than enough.

Step 2 – Scale Up

The big turning point for me was August 2012. That’s when I got my first taste of what it was like to make real money.

I had my first 3k month.  Then my first 12k month. Then it was 30k.

The secret to scaling that fast in online marketing, is to reinvest the vast majority of your profit each month back into paid traffic. Take bigger and bigger bets.

But, they should be controlled bets.  You should have enough data (analytics and tracking) to reasonably estimate your ROI (Return On Investment) on your main traffic sources.

Step 3 – Rinse and Repeat

That’s it.

Again, it’s all very simple.

The key is to have good paid traffic sources, and the right marketing system.

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