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How To Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

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Hello, my friends! My name is Jeffrey, and even though I have been writing business training articles for many years, I always find writing about myself very difficult. For me, people come first before anything else, and I mean that with all my heart.

I have always wanted a way to help other people, but I just never could find my way. After struggling for many years with autoimmune diseases, God showed me the way to manage my health, and after that, doors just started to open for me naturally.

And of course, I found my way to help others. I help as many people find  financial freedom simply by providing them mentoring for free.

Anyone can start their own online business and succeed, but it takes time and patience and by no means is a get-rich-quick scheme.

Mentoring with Jeff, not only provides free mentoring to the subscribers and website visitors but also provides many doors of opportunity for my free services.

You can join my free business group on Facebook, by answering three simple questions.

Recently I was given the opportunity to provide you free mentoring on this website platform as well, so there are many ways you can accomplish your dreams and financial freedom.

So if you truly want to change your finances and your personal life, you can accomplish this also through the articles from this website.

 

I have been in Affiliate Marketing business for many years, and the reason I started my own business was to vent off my anxiety from losing my job and everything in my life that meant everything to me.

Autoimmune diseases stole my life, and I was barely 30 years old when I begin blogging.

I started a personal blog sharing my own experience with autoimmune diseases, so to make the story short after some time companies started asking me to promote their products on my blog.

 

CAN AFFILIATE MARKETING MAKE YOU WEALTHY?

You can answer this question simply by visiting the following blogger’s websites – Neil Patel, Pat Flynn, John Chow, Darren Rowse – and these bloggers are very well off today simply from starting with affiliate marketing.

Every one of these will admit to you it is not an easy journey, but if you really love what you are doing you don’t mind the work, and the rewards will come eventually naturally one day at a time.

 

AFFILIATE MARKETING BEGINNERS GUIDE

First of all, you want to avoid any quick-get-rich business training programs. I spent more money than I would ever want to admit on these types of programs.

What Is A Niche?

The first thing you need to know is what is a niche, and this is a specialty you want to build your business around.

Let’s say you love and know about photography, so a niche of photography would be choosing one specialty such as photography techniques for advanced photographers.

You then will simply share photography techniques for advanced photographers, and of course you need photography equipment so these will be the products you are going to earn your income from.

Tip: Most training programs teach you to build your website first but trust me, you will save yourself a bunch of work by choosing your business first.

You need a name for your business, so this is something I recommend you start thinking about now.

You will not need to have your business name until you begin building your website, and I always check the business name with a domain name checker to be sure the name is available.

The last thing you want to do is name your business the same as someone else’s, and that is easier to do than you might think with so many online businesses in every niche.

 

Products & Services

Now you want to take the time to find the companies with the products and services you are going to need to promote to earn an income, so you want to start checking out companies that sell photography products.

Tip: Avoid companies that pay less than 10% commission, you will be doing a lot of work for very little income.

I always look for companies that pay at the least 15-20%, but you can start out with 10%.

By the way, I just want you to be sure to understand companies don’t charge you to promote their products, and if any try to force you to buy their products to become affiliates, I would just walk away.

 

Business Name & Domain Name

Now you need to have your business name, and if you used one of the domain name checkers I suggest you use the same name for your business and your domain name.

You can buy a domain name for less than $20.00 per year, so for such a small investment it is worth buying your own domain name. I always go with the extension dot com, but there are others you can go with as well.

A domain name is your business address, so having them the same will help you start seeing traffic quicker than being different from your business name.

Tip: You want your business and domain name to be short and easy for people to remember, and especially, you are going to have to be typing both of these pretty much every day, so why not make it easy for you as well.

 

Time To Build Your Website

Now most of you are more likely like I was, and can’t afford to pay a website designer, so you are going to have to design your website.

That is not completely true, you do have my mentoring for free to help you along the way if you desire so. WordPress.org is the website builder you want to go with if you are planning on making this a full-time business one day, so if you are not going to use my mentoring for free what are your other options?

Wealthy Affiliate is a good place to learn to design a WordPress website, and you can start out for free with one WordPress website all of your own.

You also can get a good basic training to get started for free, with their beginner’s training course, and I do provide free mentoring to all members of Wealthy Affiliate as well.

You will find everything all in one place by joining this program, but this is just an option you can consider.

There also is the option to learn from free online courses, and the best place to check first is Udemy. You will find a nice assortment of courses free and paid, I learned many of my own skills starting out using their free courses not able to afford to pay.

 

Hosting Services

You will need a website hosting service to have your website seen online. Personally, I use Dream Host which costs me $22.00 per month.

Now the majority of hosting companies charge you yearly, but with Dream Host you have the option to pay monthly which is what I do.

You can host for even less by going with a shared hosting service, and you can get this monthly as well for $4.75 per month from Dream Host.

Other 2 Hosting Options which I recommend are Blue Host and Site Ground, hosting companies that work with WordPress.org, but you do have the option to shop around and choose another company than one of these.

So if you do the math, you can have your own website up and running for less than $50.00 of total investment. Remember about half of this amount you are going to be only paying yearly, so this is a very realistic way to start earning an income online.

 

Here Comes The Scary Part!

Believe it or not, I was scared to death when I started writing my own blog many years ago. You see English was my very worse subject, so my confidence level to do this was extremely low.

Now comes the good part, you need not worry about being a terrible speller and knowing nothing about proper grammar. There are tools especially made for writers, and the one I use goes by the name of Grammarly. This is totally free, so you will not need to pay for anything.

I do have a system for you to rank on search engines like Google so people can find your blog, and again my mentoring is free just mention Dare & Be’s platform when you contact me.

 

Social Media Marketing

I also can provide you the strategies to get followers on all the social media marketing pages, so you will not have to struggle as I did, and many bloggers who are just starting out.

Recommended Social Media Pages: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram Optional. These are the ones I suggest you open business accounts with to get started, and you can do this for free as well.

 

WHAT IS ON MY MIND…

I know many of you are feeling a bit anxious and overwhelmed about now, but I assure you it is not nearly as complicated as it might sound. I have been assisting people for years starting their own business online, and I can and I would be happy to do the same for you.

Take care!

Jeff.

 

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