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Learn Affiliate Marketing When starting my journey into the internet world of marketing, I had no experience and no friends or associates to ask how this world works. I had heard that there were successful people out there that knew how to make money on the internet, and lots of it.  But how to go about it? Good question.

  A person can do a search for information and courses on starting an internet business, and you will find yourself immersed in so many offerings that you finally give up reading them all and still have not found the key to open the door to your online business.

So Where Is The Key?

 The key to your door would be found where-ever your comfort zone is. Let me explain-

 There are so many con-artists and scammers out there that just want to sell you a bill of goods and take your money, then you find out there is no support, nothing. You just spent your hard- earned money on garbage.  Beware of these types of offers. Go with your gut feeling when you are looking into a program to get you started.

That is your comfort zone.

For myself, it came in an email. I was introduced to two young men that were on the same quest back in 2006. They became friends in college, one was a lawyer, the other an english teacher. Not happy with their career choices, they went on a search to create an online business. After many years of learning the ropes the hard way and finally achieving success, they put together a program to assist others  on the same venture.

The program is simple to get your website up and running in no time, and they also offer one-on-one coaching. The initial buy-in to the program was definitely not going to break my piggy bank and I was in my comfort zone with what they were saying the program offered.  I made the initial purchase and within 48 hours I had my first website.

So You Have A Website, Now What?

 The two men did not leave me without some answers. The program came with numerous video tutorials to get a person started with affiliate marketing. I was on my way. Or at least I thought I was. Boy, did I have a lot to learn and still do.

And So The Make Money On The Internet Venture Continues

 I see so many people looking for an answer to how to make money online. That is why I am writing this post. First and foremost anyone considering this quest needs to realize that overnight success doesn’t happen online even though some people like to make you believe it does. It takes work, determination, responsibility, and integrity. Be true to yourself, treat others with respect, make sure you create a secure site for your visitors, and know the companies you affiliate with. There is nothing worse than spamming people with an array of products that you know nothing about just to gain a commission.

 When considering this venture, first choose your niche. Think of what you have experience in and that you believe in. Maybe you are a great cook, are good at sewing, mechanicing in your garage is your favorite place to be, how about your garden, do you have tips and tricks to help others out? We all do something that we love, and that something is easy to create content about on your site. Then find companies to affiliate with that fit your niche.

 Well That Sounds Simple Enough, Or Does It?

  It is not that simple. Take my word for it and this is where your determination comes in to play. Find time everyday to educate yourself on how this world works. You will thank yourself later for it and your site visitors will also thank you for not having a garbage site. How will you know if your visitors like your site or what you need to improve? They will leave comments. Please reply to those comments, whether good or bad. It shows you have an interest in your visitors, as they are potential customers. They will share your site with friends and tweet your page. Tell your tweeters and friends thank you for sharing. Also make sure you have some type of analytics service set up on your site to find out where your traffic is coming from. You can learn alot from analyzing that data.

 One site I have found that has a vast amount of information (for free I might add) is AffiliateXFiles. The site gives you information on affiliate marketing, article marketing, email marketing, blogging, and much more. They are a great resource to have in your arsenal of helpful sites to assist you on your venture as a new internet marketer. They rank very high in Google Search. That should tell you that there content is useful and up to date. Always be on the search for sites that have tips to help you make your online business grow. One blog site I like to follow is TrafficGenerationCafe. The author, Ana Hoffman, has worked hard on this site and she always has great content with a lot of tips and tricks.

 Integrity

 As stated earlier, always be truthful to yourself and your visitors. I started my first site a bit over 1 year ago. It has been a long road of learning, and I continue to learn something new everyday. Knowledge is key. Never quit learning.  I created my second site in January after being awarded a platinum pass to Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas. Thank you Affiliate Summit for that opportunity. It was an experience I will never forget and also led me to creating my second site which still needs an incredible amount of work to be done on it. Trying to keep up more than one site, especially when you have a day job, is work. I am making progress with both sites and starting to get more traffic all the time. That is where the determination factor comes in. Don’t give up after a few months because it will take much more time than that to even get your site found.

 Be social. The internet is all about making connections. There are also learning curves involved in the social media arena. Take time to learn them. I know I am. Visit How Do Marketers Connect With Customers. This is a great interview with Chris Saad of Echo posted on Affiliate X Files. You can also find out what Echo is and the services they provide here.

 Find directories to get listed in. Make sure they are quality directories. That gives you more links back to your site. One I recently came across is Manta.com. There are numerous options when claiming your directory listing for your business with them. You are able to build additional pages or tabs that can be linked to different pages or products on your site. You can also link up all your social media profiles to your directory listing.  Manta will send you weekly emails concerning how many people visited your listing the previous week. The best part is if you are a local business without a website, you can still claim a listing in this directory. The Manta directory listing is growing by leaps and bounds every day and they also included a member forum so one can network with others in the Manta community.  

 Last but not least, find quality tools to assist you in your pursuit of online business. One that I use and highly recommend is CommentLuv Premium. Click on the link for more information on my view concerning this quality plug-in. Thank you Andy Bailey for creating the CommentLuv Network.

 So there you have it.  A small slice of my journey into the internet world and some of the steps that I have taken. If you would like further details, such as what program that I initially signed up with, or some of the tools that I use, send an email with your questions. If you are contemplating starting an online business, hopefully this article has assisted in answering some of your questions concerning online marketing. More in-depth information can be accessed at Affiliate X Files. 

Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links on this post, the only aff. link involved would be found if a visitor chooses to view the CommentLuv Premium post that is linked up to this. A must-read if you love CommentLuv.

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    • aayna from fun office supplies November 27, 2012, 9:23 pm

      Making on online presence is indeed not a child’s play. It is more than something which a person can learn through reading and courses undertaken. The key for a successful online business may vary from person to person but there is a need for all to recognize that key. Thanks for writing on this niche. I really enjoyed reading this post.

    • Fatima from massage school in california November 28, 2012, 10:38 am

      Many people think making money on the internet is an easy task; It is NOT. Website creation needs attention, dedication and persistence. Great share.

    • Ethan Liam February 12, 2013, 12:47 am

      Bloggers should use several different methods after stabilizing their blogs to make money online… :)
      There are some websites which make possible earn money online through different campaigns like contest, poll, quiz etc… Enter to win $1000 weekly

    • Alan Oliver April 17, 2013, 5:39 pm

      Hi there and thanks for this post.
      The thing I have discovered about making money online is just to pick a plan and do not give up until you make it work.
      Whatever happens do net get distracted by other systems that will seem more desireable and less work while you are slogging away. The people who make it are the ones that just do not give up.

    • Esther Paul June 24, 2013, 11:47 pm

      Yes it is not that easy to earn money online. It sounds simple that we have to do few things and we make money…. Nope it aint work that way. Instead we need to build a start foundation at the start. Whateva you do interest and dedication is must.
      Esther Paul recently posted..How To Make Money Online By Answering Questions?My Profile

    • Kingsley Agu August 20, 2013, 9:10 am

      Integrity is what makes blogs have a large following… That\’s the most inportant metric for me if anyone wants to make money on the internet…By the way, I love that video about finding good product to sell on clickbank, it\’s quite mind blowing…Thanks for this piece.

    • leo August 23, 2013, 6:33 pm

      Another great post about making money online! Learning to use the internet for income can be really hard. There’s a lot of information to learn and most of it is heavily guarded to protect one’s own niche. If anyone is discouraged I highly suggest taking some time to re-evaluate your personal process and learning some tricks to improve. You can only get better!Thanks for the great post!Cheers

    • Ross Lewis October 19, 2013, 1:15 pm

      Great article my friend. You have imparted very useful information to new internet marketers. The one piece of advice I would share from my own experience would be not to fall prey to the new and shiny penny. That is the new or shiny software or method to make money. Take them one at a time and learn it before you try something else. Thanks for sharing.

    • tony nguyen November 8, 2013, 9:30 am

      Anne,very intresting and inspiring article specialy for newbies who want to know how they can earn money through blogging,thanks for sharing such articles with us.
      keep it up.

    • Ravi November 29, 2013, 3:19 am

      The one piece of advice I would share from my own experience would be not to fall prey to the new and shiny penny. I love that video about finding good product to sell on clickbank, it’s quite mind blowing.Instead we need to build a start foundation at the start. Whateva you do interest and dedication is must.

    • ALireza Mortazavi January 2, 2014, 6:42 pm

      I agree to the fact that overnight success doesn’t happen…

    • Dwayne January 18, 2014, 6:14 pm

      It is unfortunate that there are many scammers online taking advantage of people. I want to see everyone succeed but that isn’t reality. When it comes to making money online, you will find out a lot about yourself along your journey. Some people have the will to make it work and others come for a season and then leave.
      Dwayne recently posted..Look for Communities in Internet MarketingMy Profile

    • Mike Howg January 26, 2014, 5:32 am

      Great article on how to make money online. I prefer monetizing my blog with Google AdSense as well as affiliate marketing. These two things work great and can bring in some really good money.
      Mike Howg recently posted..Make Money Blogging – 5 Tips for Getting Paid with your BlogMy Profile

    • Gary from PayGear February 26, 2014, 1:13 pm

      Great source for newbies that really want to engage in online marketing and the importance of blogging.

    • ranganr July 27, 2014, 2:34 pm

      Internet money seems to be like not needing to be social. But to really make money here one needs more connections and relationships. Be social..:-)
      ranganr recently posted..How to Earn Money Online Without Investment in IndiaMy Profile

    • Sastonepal August 7, 2014, 6:26 am

      It is really awesome article and really resourceful for all those who want to learn how to make money from internet. I got lots of opportunity to learn and earn. Thank you for your best sharing.

    • Patrick Sullivan August 24, 2014, 10:13 am

      Great stuff! I love your snippet about finding quality tools to aid in your online business. I can’t stress how critical that has been to my OWN success and I feel it is equally important to share it with those just starting out.Another thing I love about this post is the section on integrity! Building trust with our readers is the name of the game. That is what keeps them coming back again and again!

      Thanks,Pat from CreateLiving
      Patrick Sullivan recently posted..Tools for Online Success – Free tools to make money onlineMy Profile

    • Terry Jones August 28, 2014, 2:32 pm

      Affiliatexfiles will have to check that out and I agree with above post there are far to many scams out there now with no regulation.

    • Jimmy August 30, 2014, 3:17 am

      Well said mate. I know people who want to make money online one hour after they write their first blog posts! People need to realize making money online is not a come play win game , it’s rather an art. Patience is the biggest player you need on your side if you want your team to win the victory !Thanks

    • Mark September 30, 2014, 4:47 pm

      Educating yourself is so important. I had the help of a coach, and in turn I now coach and teach people how to make money online. They can learn from my mistakes so they can have a faster track to making money.

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