Affiliate Marketing For Beginners & An Important WARNING

there are a lot of shady scam artists in this space and they flock to youtube and youtube ads you've probably already encountered them they're always pressuring you to get on their webinars which are fake pre-recorded webinars where they're not actually there they're using money guns to show throw money around they're sitting and flexing on their porsches and their lamborghinis and they're telling you you can make a hundred dollars a day doing this and four hundred dollars a day doing that and you can just type names and make thirty dollars an hour and it's all lies their entire business i call these guys the fake gurus and the greedy gurus and their entire business model is built around selling you scams now there are a few and i mean a very few affiliate marketing courses that you can trust but the real truth is that you can learn everything that you need if you're resourceful right here on youtube so in 2016 after having already made millions of dollars online i started teaching everything i know for free to date i have over 630 videos that are 100 free i don't even put ads on the videos to give you everything that you need to build out a successful affiliate marketing business because honestly i love the business and it's a great business model because affiliates feel a very good solid needed role between the consumer and the vendor so let's talk about what affiliate marketing is and how it works at this point in time now for a business affiliate marketing is a customer acquisition channel it's an alternative to advertising and i'm just going to give you a quick scenario so it can make really clear sense why this is a valuable channel for business owners let's say you sell a product and your product is a hundred dollar product and it costs you it's a digital product by the way so there's no cost of goods in here we'll talk about that in a minute but it costs you 60 in facebook ads to sell one product that means you make 40 in profit for every product that you sell right well what if you built a 50 affiliate relationship and affiliates started bringing you customers and those customers from affiliates only cost you 50 this actually lowers your cost per customer acquisition by 10 which means you have 10 more profit and the honest truth is in this scenario you're doing both of those things you're going to get as many customers as you can profitably from your advertising but you're also going to get as many customers as you can profitably from affiliate marketing so affiliates are essentially commission only sales people and what affiliates do is they go out and create content they go out and create marketing and they market these products that they represent and only when they create a sale through their specific link do they get paid so in that sense it's like building up a 100 commission only sales force and it's all digital and virtual so let's talk a little tiny bit about the tactics now i have a deep dive training on affiliate marketing that's over an hour long and it goes through the 17 step process to build this all out we're doing an overview here and i want you to understand how the game works this point in time so let's say you have a big audience of people who are interested in gardening and there's a certain greenhouse manufacturer that you love their greenhouses and you just want to share their greenhouses well you simply go to their website and you scroll down in the footer and you look to see if they have affiliate program in the footer if you do if they do you click on that and you just apply there sometimes you need to go to google and you actually need to type in the business name or the brand name and then type in affiliate to see if they have an affiliate program and i will say honestly many businesses today have active affiliate programs but they're not marketing them because there's too many scammers and spammers trying to get in and potentially devalue the brand so sometimes you actually have to email the company email their support and say hey do you guys have an affiliate program i got all this audience i love your stuff i want to share your stuff once you've filled out the application and you've gotten approved what happens is you get an affiliate dashboard and you can log in here and this is where you get your special links now your special links are embedded with your referral code and to not get too technical it uses cookies so when you click through one of my affiliate links what it does is it plants a cookie on your browser and it starts a clock and there's something called a cookie duration so on amazon this is as short as one day it's 24 hours which means from the initial click you have 24 hours to generate a sale or else you don't get a commission most affiliate programs are a 30-day 60-day 90-day cookie duration i would say 60 day is the average and sometimes they go as far as one or two years okay and what this means is the visitor clicks your link they go look at the stuff they're interested they're not interested maybe they come back a week later and purchase and then you get the commission and it's all tracked through this little tracking code called a cookie now you don't need to know anything about that all you do is you get your links and you get your audience who knows you likes you and trusts you to click on your links when they're ready for your recommendation now that little bit i just dropped there the no like and trust part is what makes affiliate marketing work because a lot of people when they hear about affiliate marketing they think wow i just go get these links over here and i just get to go spam them everywhere i'll spam them on reddit and i'll spam them on facebook that is not the way to do affiliate marketing appropriately and really affiliate marketing is like the original influencer marketing what it is is we affiliates need to go use content to grow an audience and to build trust with that audience so here you're witnessing this in action right like this video is one of the pieces of content and the goal here is not to sell you something it's not to promote something it's to connect you and i together and for me to demonstrate that i can help you for me to maybe be able to potentially build a little bit of trust in your eyes versus all of the other people in this space and then at some point when you get into the world of keyword research maybe you'll find my keyword research videos you'll be like oh i remember that miles guy he was super helpful i'll watch his video about keyword research okay then you watch the video i show how i use the paid premium keyword research tool that i use and love and you're like wow that is brilliant i want that tool so you click on my link and you make your purchase and in that moment i have earned a commission so it takes lots and lots of content and it takes growing a relatively large audience in order to truly be successful with affiliate marketing so how do you build your audience and where do you publish the content these are great questions and generally it's gonna be one of three places the first place and the top level of what i recommend is on a blog it's a self-hosted wordpress blog which is also called now if you've been thinking about starting a blog and you don't know how to get it going on my website on the top navigation it says how to start a blog click there step by step tutorial that will teach you how to get your vlog started and in it yes there are affiliate links for web hosting and for the theme that i personally use now you can't start a blog without doing web hosting without buying web hosting so eventually you're going to buy web hosting anyways and this is another opportunity now i'm not saying that in hopes that you actually go click i'm saying that from a point of full disclosure so you can understand how in these educational moments that i'm sharing with you there is the opportunity to lead you down a path that's going to help you get the result that you want building and running a successful affiliate marketing business while incentivizing you to potentially kind of work with me i'll guide you on that path and i can earn a commission when you take my recommendations so the number one place i recommend is the blog now you're like miles but you're on youtube and you say the blog is number one why first and foremost i have a very robust blog that gets thousands of visitors per day so don't think that i'm only on youtube i'm doing both of them secondly blogging is what a blog post will show up on google okay so blogging connects to google like videos connect to youtube and google has significantly more people searching significantly more often than youtube does so what that means is there's greater potential with a blog there's a greater potential for more traffic and the law of large numbers is important in the affiliate marketing business you need an audience you need to be connecting with hundreds thousands or tens of thousands of people every single day in order to get the numbers in your favor to build a truly successful affiliate marketing business online so google having 2 trillion searches per year which equates to something like 6 billion searches on every single day that just means the opportunity for you to deliver answers to go be helpful to people looking for solutions on google through a blog is actually the number one okay the second place to publish is right here on youtube youtube is the second most used search engine in the world it's a little bit more difficult because a lot of youtube users don't leave youtube very often but at the same time there's a little lower level of competition because you got to get on camera and this moment of being on camera freaks some people out it's not required it's totally an option the third one is using paid ads and i'm going to just go ahead and say facebook ads is kind of the third option right now today because mainly the opportunity to get your message out in front of really really targeted audiences now facebook ads and affiliate marketing are not as simple as some people make it seem uh you never want to put an affiliate link directly in a facebook ad you always want to send them to your own landing page to get your lead magnet and then you use email marketing in order to follow up with them and ultimately through the email is where you present your affiliate links so let's say you help people lose weight you advertise a seven day fitness challenge they get on your email list it follows up with them for seven days and at the end you recommend daily burn for daily workout videos and if they click through your link and if they purchase daily burn on your recommendation voila you have just made a commission in that moment i hope this all makes sense now it's relatively simple to explain but it's not exactly easy to put together and i do want to remind you that you have access to some free tutorials from me so number one the first step what do you do from here moving forward the first step you need to choose your niche you need to find a niche and for a lot of people this is extremely difficult now i have a five minute niche finder method that i've taught it's on my blog so again if you go to on the navigation it says find a niche and if you go through that post it's gonna walk you through the process of finding a niche in five minutes or less and if no one else teaches this method it's super simple and it's 100 free then you start your blog and you start publishing content now if you want the step-by-step kind of 30 day what do i do in the first 30 days 60 days what i do in the first 60 days in the 90 day game plan i want you to check out my deeper dive affiliate marketing tutorial it'll pop up right here in the end screen you can click on that it'll take you to that video it's the deep dive training i hope this has been helpful give me a thumbs up a like comment ask me questions in the comment i appreciate you and look forward to connecting with you on the next video until then be well

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