How to Start Affiliate Marketing for Beginners? (Step-by-Step Tutorial) 2020

How to Start Affiliate Marketing for Beginners? (Step-by-Step Tutorial) 2020

If you ask me, what’s the best way to earn
money online? I would say, Affiliate Marketing is the best
way to make money online. Why? Because you don’t need to spend tons of
hours in creating a product yourself, you don’t even need to manage billing, sales,
transit, customer support, and other complex stuff. But how do you get started with Affiliate
Marketing as a beginner? That’s something coming up in this video. Hey Digital Learners, Rahul here from
and welcome back to another episode. In this video, you’ll learn how to start
affiliate marketing step by step the right way. I’ll also be sharing a little secret that
would help you get your first affiliate sale without spending a time. And if you keep watching this video until
the end, you’ll also come to know about some common mistakes that Affiliate Marketing
beginners make. And this is particularly important because
I don’t want you to waste time in old-school strategies that no longer work. But before we get started, make sure you subscribe
to LearnDigitalwithRahul channel on YouTube and tap on the bell icon, as that way you
won’t miss any future updates. Alright! Now without wasting any more time, let’s
get started! When I was getting started was Affiliate Marketing, I was like: Affiliate Marketing is for the salesy people or scammers out there. But when I came to know about the fact that
almost every brands like Amazon, Walmart, etc. have got their affiliate programs, I
changed my mind. Because these trustworthy brands can’t be
scammers. So I started affiliate marketing very late. That’s because I had no proper knowledge
and beliefs. And that’s the case with many Affiliate Marketing beginners out there. If you are a complete beginner, you might
also be thinking like make money online is a scam, affiliate marketing doesn’t work for me,
it’s not for me, and excuses like that. So first you need to know what’s affiliate
marketing. Affiliate Marketing is basically selling other’s
products to earn a commission. You recommend a product to someone, and when
people buy the product using your special tracking URL, you earn a commission. But it’s not limited to that only. Think it this way, the product owners are
desperately looking for sales or customers. And the people are looking for tools, products,
or services that can fulfil their needs. When you recommend a suitable product to them,
not only the product owners will thank you for bringing new sales, but also the customers
who will come to know about a useful product just because you recommended it. So, you are basically fulfilling the demands
of two groups of people: 1) the product owner and 2) the customers. But you know what? Most people do affiliate marketing in the
wrong way. They think affiliate marketing to be just
a tool to make money online. They don’t offer any value, and that’s the reason they struggle to get any affiliate sale. And when they don’t see any success with
affiliate marketing, they start considering it as a scam. So the keyword here is: Value. When you start providing value to the people
by educating them and helping them solve their problems, you’ll never have to struggle
to get affiliate sales. And that’s the little secret I promised
earlier to help you get your first affiliate sale. Now moving further, let’s talk about the
process of getting started with Affiliate Marketing! In order to start affiliate marketing as a
beginner, the first step is: Choose an affiliate niche that’s not only profitable but also something you are passionate about. But when it comes to choosing a profitable
niche for affiliate marketing, most people would do a simple Google search for terms
like most profitable affiliate products, high paying affiliate programs, high ticket affiliates
and things like that. But that’s not the right way, because if
you pick something that’s highly profitable but you are not passionate about, you’ll find it very tough to create content about that consistently. And even if you are able to create for some
time, you’ll soon lose interest and stop working. Keep in mind that affiliate marketing or any
other ways to make money online take time. Affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick
scheme and you won’t see overnight success. You’ll have to work hard and have patience
as well. So choosing an affiliate niche that you are
passionate about is the only way to be successful in affiliate marketing. The 2nd step is to choose highly profitable
affiliate products to promote. Now, don’t get me wrong here, when I say
highly profitable, I mean really highly profitable, and not something like Amazon where you get
very low percentage commission. I want you to think big. I myself promote affiliate products that pay me up to 50% to 70% or even 100% affiliate commissions. And some of them even pay me a recurring commission
that means I refer people once and get paid the same amount every month for years to follow
– that’s how you build a passive income online. In case you want to know the most profitable affiliate products I’m promoting these days, leave a comment below “Which affiliate programs
to promote” and I’ll let you know by replying to your comment. And hey, if you are getting any value out
of this, please hit that like button and subscribe to this channel. Because, I do consistently post such content to help
you make your digital presence profitable. Once you have decided on the highly profitable
affiliate programs you want to promote, it’s time to sign up for the affiliate programs
and grab your affiliate tracking URL which you would set up within your sales funnel
for getting affiliate sales on autopilot. More on that in the next step for starting
an affiliate business. Alright! Now moving on to the 3rd step for getting
started with affiliate marketing, you need to build your affiliate sales machine. Before I show you how you can build your affiliate sales machine, let me show you my affiliate sales machine. I have this website
and I send traffic to this website. When people land on this, I’ll ask them
to type and enter their name and email address. Once they type and enter, it’ll be stored
in the email marketing software I use and they’ll become a part of my email list and
sales funnel. I use this drag and drop software to create
sales funnel like this. Check out the description below for the link to
free-trial and more information. Then my sales funnel would do the rest of
work. And as I have already set up and inserted my affiliate links in my sales funnel, so a small percentage of people will end up purchasing the affiliate product I’m promoting. And for those who didn’t purchase in the
first visit, I’ll follow-up them with an email sequence educating them and making an affiliate offer in their inbox. So, a large percentage of people who didn’t
purchase in the first visit, will end up purchasing this time. But don’t get me wrong here, I don’t do
it manually. If I start emailing them manually every time
someone joins my email list, that would be tons of work for me. So how do I do it? I have written email sequences once and set
them up in my email marketing software. Now, every time someone joins my email list,
my email marketing tool does the work for me. So that’s how I use sales funnel and email
marketing software to automate my affiliate sales generation process. By the way, if you are curious, I have added
the links to all these tools and software that I mentioned, in the video description below. Of course, some of them are my affiliate links
and that’s my disclosure, but if you decide to get any tools using my link, you’ll get bonuses worth thousands of dollars. So far, you must have already understood that
building an email list is the most crucial part of automating affiliate business. But if you still don’t believe that, then let me tell you, I don’t know any successful affiliate who hasn’t built an email list
of a highly targeted audience. In other words, if you want to be successful in affiliate marketing, you need to build an email list. Alright! And now we are talking about audiences, this brings me to step number 4 for starting a successful affiliate marketing business for
beginners which is to build an audience. Because once you have set up the tech part
of your affiliate sales generation process and your affiliate sales machine is ready,
it’s time to build an audience. Your audience would be the people who would
be interested in learning from you, buying the products you promote, and even helping
you achieve your goals. So how would you build an audience so that
you may get amazing results in affiliate marketing? Well, there are two ways to build an audience on the Internet – no matter what niche you are interested in. 1) is the Paid methods and 2) is free or organic
methods. If you have the money to invest then go with
paid methods like Google ads, Facebook ads, Bing ads, etc. But keep in mind, you’ll have to learn paid
marketing first otherwise you’ll end up wasting your money on paid ads without getting good
results. And the 2nd method to build an audience for
success in affiliate marketing is: Free or organic methods like a blog or website,
search engine marketing, social media promotion, video marketing, and many more. If you are a beginner who is getting started
with affiliate marketing, I would recommend the free and organic method to build your audience. Because 1) it’s free and doesn’t cost anything and 2) you learn many crucial lessons that will help you survive longer in online business. You may leverage the various forms of free
marketing available out there to build your audience from scratch. For example, you may create a website or blog
to leverage text-based content marketing or create a YouTube channel to leverage video marketing. And even you can start a podcast show to leverage
the audible form of marketing. And this is a pretty hot trend right now. Well, more on that in some other video, but right now, let’s debunk each of the options you have got and which traffic method is the best for you. Let’s start with social media platforms because that’s the easiest way you can start right now. You might have already got a Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. account and you may utilise your social presence to promote
affiliate products to earn money online. After social media platforms, the next traffic
method for you would be: building a blog audience. Nowadays, you can create a blog or website very easily and you don’t even need technical skills or coding skills. I have already created a step-by-step video
for creating professional blog or website, check out the description below to watch that. Once you create a blog, you can write and
publish blog articles related to the affiliate products you are promoting and you’ll soon be able to build a highly targeted blog audience that would be eager to purchase from you. And the best thing is: unlike social media
where you rely on social algorithms, a blog or website is a long term thing where you don’t have to rely on other businesses. Once you create a successful blog, it becomes
your evergreen sales funnel. The next option you have is: Creating visual
content for YouTube and building an audience on YouTube. Though this has a downside that you need to put more efforts in video creation and need video gear and equipment. But hey, who doesn’t
have a good camera phone these days? The best camera is the one you have in your pocket, and you have already got an amazing camera within your smartphone. So use whatever you have, and start creating videos for YouTube. Because, the competition on YouTube is still very low and even though you won’t get lots of views in the beginning, you’ll soon be able to
grow your channel. And then the magic starts happening. Do the hard work in the beginning and then
get affiliate sales on autopilot. That means you’ll continue to get views,
subscribers, clicks, sales, and commissions even if you don’t create content for several
weeks or even months. If you have ever heard the term “make money while sleeping”, then this is what they mean when they say it. And by the way, if you need help in starting
a YouTube channel and growing it quickly, then leave a comment below or ask in our official
Facebook group, I’ll try my best to help you. Another way you can build a targeted audience for affiliate marketing is: by utilising the audible form of marketing, and starting a podcast show is very easy these days. And unlike videos, you don’t even need to
show your face in podcasting. Podcasts are the new trends and the competition is very low. Within a few days of starting my podcast show, I was able to rank for highly competitive terms like “learn digital marketing” on
iTunes. But wait, I’ll be honest here, unlike the
previous traffic methods, a podcast show is something I recently started and have yet to build an audience myself. But yes, I know many people who are successfully
running a million-dollar affiliate business using podcast audience alone. So that’s how you build an audience for affiliate marketing using the various traffic methods. But which is the best traffic method for you that would be the most suitable to promote your affiliate offer? The short and sweet answer is: One that’s
within your strength. For example, if you are good at writing, and
I suggest you to start creating videos, you’ll find it tough to create content consistently. So pick one of these traffic methods you like the most and keep doing what you are best at doing. And, soon you’ll be able to build an audience
in your targeted affiliate niche. So there you have it. You have selected your highly profitable affiliate niche, you have chosen highly profitable affiliate products to promote, you have set up the tech part of your affiliate sales machine, you have learned how to build an audience of your targeted affiliate niche. Now, it’s time to start your affiliate sales
machine. So the last step to start an affiliate marketing business for beginners is: Start taking actions based on what you learned just now and see the magical results. Because there are many people who learn these affiliate marketing strategies but not everyone is successful in affiliate marketing. And that’s totally fine because “Success doesn’t come to you. You go and get it.” That’s the reason why those who are successful at affiliate marketing are the ones who take action. So let me ask you a question, “Are you an action taker?” If yes, leave a comment below as “Yes I’m
#Actiontaker” If your answer is no, leave a comment as “No, I’m not an #ActionTaker. That’s all for this video but if you want
more info about this, I have authored a whole book about Affiliate Marketing and for a limited time, I’m giving it away for free. Visit to download your free copy. You’ll find all the links in the description
below, and if you are watching this on Instagram, you’ll find all the links in my bio. If you found any value out of this, please
like, subscribe, and share with your friends as that way you can help more people learn. And, if you have any questions, feel free
to ask in the comments below and I’ll try my best to help Thanks for watching! I’m Rahul signing off, and I’ll see you
in the next one. Until then, stay creative, stay motivated,
and feel proud to be #DigitalLearner.

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