How to Begin Affiliate Marketing | A Backwards Path
Working Backwards to becoming an Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate Marketing is simply: A method of earning a commission by promoting other people’s product.
This is How it works:-
1. You choose a type of product that you want to promote, or select from any of the quality Clickfunnels products to sell.
2. Register for the affiliate program.
3. Get your unique affiliate link (which is a special link that tracks all the purchases made by the people using your link).
4. Promote this link.
5. Earn a commission when people buy from it.
Its one thing to sign up for a good program.. but how do you go about getting people to actually BUY from you???
Lets turn the tables and work out Affiliate Marketing backwards..
You still work because you love it!
You retire on a beach somewhere, having duplicated multiple successful affiliate marketing campaigns.
Someone pays for a product or service you promote, effectively erning you commission.
You can convinced somone to pull out their credit card and give you money..
You have earned the trust of the customer enough to buy what you are selling.
You have been promoting and pushing a product long enough, that a warm lead knows who you are and is willing to take the next step.
You managed to get the prospect onto your mailing list.
Your tempting lead magnet gets a warm prospect onto your mailing list so you can continue to follow up with them… perhaps even contact them and answer direct questions for them.
You run facebook or google ads.. losing quite alot of money.
You set up your sales funnel and affiliate offer.
You creade a lead magnet.
You push alot of information out into the world about your product and service.. offering good quality free value.
You “Live and Learn” your own product.
You set up your own auto responder.. for all future offers.
You set up your own Blog, Social Media Pages and contact info.
You find and set up a qood quality product within your chosen and experienced Niche.
My advice on Affiliate Marketing
The best advice I would offer to someone wanting to get into Affiliate Marketing is LEARN LEARN LEARN. Its a constant learning curve. Start with a really good and reputable course like the Clickfunnels 100 Day Affiliate Bootcamp. This will give you a MASSIVE head start, and will also give you a whole bunch of products you can promote…and USE to learn even more.
Find yourself a good Mentor. Someone you can bounce ideas off and ask advice.
GIVE more than you GET! It WILL come back to you.. just give it time.
Choose a platform and master it. just 1. Facebook video or youtube video if you are comfortable infront of a camera… wordpress blog or Medium.com if you are a writer… Podcast if you are a speaker. Just choose one platform and MASTER IT!
It’s well worth it when you really get into it, and when you start to get a following of people within your chosen Niche, you will start to become an Authority figure.. this is the most rewarding part. You will be invited to give advice, and in some cases, paid for your services above and beyond commissions.
Just make sure your in a Niche you love, or you will get bored easily and find an excuse to quit.
I hope this answers your question and feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.
Best of luck with it