Education – The Key To Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the most consistent ways to make money. The internet has assured us of this over the last 20 years since it is such a powerful and proven tool. Why then do so many affiliates looking to make money online (and especially beginners) fail so miserably?
Why You May Not Be Succeeding: Lack of Education
Knowing how to develop and run an affiliate marketing business requires knowledge of specific things that make up the affiliate marketing success puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle is a distinct piece of knowledge and skill that you must have invested some time in before you can put the pieces together.
Here are some of the pieces of the puzzle:
* How To Buy a cost effective domain name and how to choose the right domain name for your niche
* How to get a hosting Service on which your website will be shown to the world
* How to point your domain to the hosting service
* How to build a simple one page website to promote your offer ( or where to out source this at a low cost)
* How to get and use an Autoresponder service and how to place the opt-in block onto your webpage
* How to transfer your webfiles onto your hosting service using an FTP (file transfer protocol) program
* How to edit the content in your web files using an HTML editor
* How to place links in your autoresponder and webpage to direct customers to the sales page of your offer
* How to redirect customers to the page you want them to see on your website
* How to open a ClickBank account and use it to track your business
* How to set up a PayPal account and track your business
* How to write a series of emails for your autoresponder and set them up
* How to automate your business
* How to research profitable niches for you to promote
* How to do keyword research
* How to find profitable products in networks such as ClickBank that you can promote
* How to master the 10 ways to drive free traffic to your website
* How to understand the long term strategy for building your affiliate business and to put this strategy into action
* How to create a system for your affiliate business so that you can keep track of it successfully
* How to monitor the progress of your business and efforts
* How to set up a business system to succeed as an affiliate marketer
* How to find the right training program that will be able to educate you on the many pieces of the affiliate marketing puzzle
* How to find the right system that will enable you to succeed in affiliate marketing
Success as an affiliate marketer comes when you can consistently snap these pieces of the puzzle together in a consistent way. Lack of education in any of these areas will cause you to stumble along, waste a lot of money trying to find the next best program on line and become extremely frustrated.
Before you start an affiliate marketing business, invest at least 2 months in learning these simple pieces of the puzzle. They are not that hard if you have a good training / teaching program you can follow. You must invest a consistent number of hours each day to become efficient and proficient at these skills and strategies.