Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing, Simplified!




Welcome to Affiliate Marketing, Simplified!


This course is a comprehensive road map to help you make more money from your blog through the art of affiliate marketing. And I think you are going to LOVE this training, for a few reasons…


Firstly...


We try to keep things real simple around here! Even though we’re covering a lot of complex business topics, we’ll be breaking them down in the easiest, clearest way possible.

No extravagant lectures or fancy lingo here. Just one blogger talking to another blogger about some tried and true affiliate marketing strategies and systems that can change the game for your blogging biz.


Secondly...


We are going to focus on strategic action that will help you make money as quickly and easily as possible. There is still work involved, but if you focus on the right things, your work becomes so much more rewarding (personally and financially)!

So, in this course, we’re bringing in the heat with action-packed material that will fill in the gaps and help you get where you’re going!

And with 10 years of online business experience under my belt, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade that will seriously save you so much time, hassle, and headaches.


What we ARE going to cover in this course:


- The real definition of affiliate marketing and how bloggers can make money through this revenue stream


- How to write amazing blog posts that lead to more readers, more raving fans, and more affiliate sales


- A guaranteed guide to hitting your affiliate income goals every month


- How to come up with a solid content strategy and marketing strategy that leads to more affiliate sales


- How to leverage social media and your email list to increase your affiliate income


- Everything you need to know about affiliate networks and affiliate programs


- Important terminology that you need to know


- Strategic sales tips and real examples of bloggers that are killin’ it with affiliate marketing


… and probably a few other things that I’m not remembering at this moment!



What we ARE NOT going to cover in this course:



- The legal side of affiliate marketing. I’m not a lawyer and there is no possible way to cover all of the ins and outs of your legal responsibility as an affiliate for the companies you choose to work with.

However, I will share some 'best practices' and link to as many helpful resources as possible. Most of it is pretty straight forward stuff, so don’t let it scare you!



A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:



# 1: Affiliate marketing is just one piece of a much larger puzzle: the online business puzzle.


As such, this topic tends to intertwine with many other aspects of blogging and general online business.

Even though the focus of this course is on making money through affiliate marketing, we will be touching on many other aspects of blogging.

It’s all connected
, and it’s all going to make a lot more sense as you work through this course.


# 2: Making money from your blog takes time and strategic effort.


You are probably not going to be rolling in the dough on the day you complete this course, so I don’t want you to expect that.

I’m a firm believer in being realistic and transparent about this business.

And realistically, it will take a little time and work to start making steady money from your affiliate marketing efforts.

I’m going to give you my best tips, tools, and strategies… but the real results come from your action.


# 3: Many of my recommendations are directly related to self-hosted Wordpress .org, and I highly recommend using this option for your own blog.


As you grow your blogging business, you will find that having your own self-hosted Wordpress .org website is the best option.

It is the most versatile, most customizable, and it's the only way to actually own your website. This is the only option that I can recommend to my students.

I run my own website on self-hosted Wordpress.org, and most of my tutorials and recommendations are directly related to this platform (because it is the industry standard).

If you are NOT self-hosted on Wordpress .org, making the switch sooner than later is a good idea. The cost is just a few bucks a month and most hosting companies will take care of your blog transfer for FREE.


Here is a step-by-step guide for getting set up.


If you can't afford to go self-hosted at this time, that's okay. But please be prepared for the fact that some of the training in this course will be more beneficial for you when you have your own self-hosted website.


MOST IMPORTANTLY:



Don’t give up on yourself, no matter what.


I know some of this blogging stuff can be overwhelming and frustrating. And I know that most bloggers give up before they ever start making GOOD money from their blogs.

But that is just because they don’t have the right tools, or the perseverance and GRIT that you and I have.

You absolutely CAN do this.

And here is one of my favorite quotes to remind you of this during the hard days:



"There are people out there less qualified than you doing the things that you want to do, simply because they decided to believe in themselves." - Unknown


Believe in yourself and then ACT. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will start making money!


For tips and recommendations on the best and highest paying affiliate programs out there, you can join my affiliate marketing program list here.


** DISCLOSURE:


This is an affiliate marketing course, and I'm an affiliate marketing strategist.

As such, this course will contain affiliate links to products I use and recommend.

These links don't cost you anything extra, but I will receive a small commission if you click on one of these links and make a purchase.


Let's get to it!