3 Mistakes I Made As a Newbie Affiliate Marketer Trying To Make Money Online

I am an affiliate marketer, blogger, have an e-newsletter and have three Amazon stores. So I have experience with many different ways to make money online.

I want new people to see how much I’ve learned and see that when I failed… I failed forward :o) There is so much information, it’s overwhelming, Let me be your Sherpa on this mountain.

This blog is for beginners to avoid the pitfalls and shorten the learning curve and success in internet marketing.

My blog is different because all the other programs and blogs give you a blueprint, but even in their program they don’t give you a Master Blueprint…you know all the technical details.

I’ll give them to you for free!

#1) I waited too long to start

Waiting too long? What I mean by “too long” is that like everyone else on You Tube, I saw the Affiliate Marketing ads. But because they felt like I was watching a bad infomercial… (Know what I’m talking about?… give me the next 20 seconds and I’ll change your life!) lol

I thought this is not the real reason why they would sell the program if they could make millions using their own “proven system” followed by the disclaimer: “These results are not typical.”

AWOL-Another Way of Life-I found Keala’s video on YouTube and it intrigued me, but it took a second viewing before I thought I could do this. It was my fault for not doing more research.

Keala is the co-owner and director of AWOL. For a $99 entry point, it’s the most comprehensive program I’ve seen.

What makes AWOL my choice for affiliate marketing programs is the incredible detail, you get 20 hours of video content.

The proof is in the pudding-In these videos, you will be guided step by step through the process of integrating different programs and tools. They also focus on the principles of changing the way people think, as it has been found to be the biggest factor in someone’s success in online business. It’s a long process and a lot of hard work, if you don’t have the right mindset you really don’t stand a chance.

What caught my attention were the details of what Keala said about affiliate marketing. It made sense and became something I was very interested in.

There are other good programs and resources out there, one of which I have learned a lot from is Pat Flynn. He hosts a very informative podcast called Smart Passive Income.

By waiting several months I lost valuable time and it delayed my growth because I didn’t understand what affiliate marketing was.

I liked Keala’s video because it was different, he was the only one who showed real proof of what affiliate marketing is and how to make money with it. Simple…show me the money? LOL

My blog for new affiliate marketers

One of the first things I did when I started training at AWOL was open an automated Amazon store, now I have 3. There are many different web hosting platforms to choose from.

When I stopped training, I thought if I spent $5 a day I would get X amount of leads, and if I quadrupled that to $20 a day…I would get 4x the leads. It worked… zero x 4 = 0

I don’t know how long it took to get my first lead, but it took more than a couple of days. Then they slowly started trickling in after I had tested my audience for my ad. I will come back to that in a later article.

The reason my ad wasn’t effective was because I was targeting the wrong people. I targeted other marketers who would click on the link in my ad just to see what it was, but they weren’t interested in signing up because they already had a marketing job.

So start small, Micro and once you optimize it, you can scale it and quadruple your advertising budget. This is the biggest mistake I see new people make!

3) Be patient and believe, it takes time.

very few people have gotten rich quick from affiliate marketing, but most of the time it takes time and time to build a subscriber list before people reach your ads. Most people don’t buy an ad the first time they see it, it takes a while for the real value to sink in so to speak.

What products do I recommend? – I only recommend products that I myself use or believe in. The most important thing we do is to provide valuable and valuable content to our subscribers.

If we engage them and give them the tools to succeed, they will stay with us throughout their journey.

I post new content weekly, so please like and share this blog with your friends. I learned a lot from reading Pat Flynn’s Podcast, he gives a lot of information about internet marketing and is very generous with what he learns.

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Be careful guys,

Peace + Love

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