How To Become A Super Affiliate – The skills you need to thrive in affiliate marketing
Today I’m about to share some more knowledge about affiliate marketing. I think you’ll absolutely love this one, especially if you’re struggling to get things going. I’ll tell you even more, if you follow these tips to a tee your chances to become a super affiliate will increase drastically.
Most beginners tend to make the mistake to compare themselves with super affiliates. The super affiliate makes an easy 5 figures a month and seems to be in another league, it’s as if they are walking on imported air. As a new affiliate marketer you may feel intimidated.
How will I ever reach to kind of level? They surely have must have a secret strategy or they must be way smarter than me? They are earning 5 figures a month and I can barely make enough to cover my monthly internet payments.
You want to be just like them… but reality is telling you that you never will. So what do you do?
Let me bestow you with some common sense, stop comparing yourself to them. If you’re busier worrying about them, you’re not focusing on you… and right now you need to work on you. Complaining and whining about your current situation won’t put any money in your pocket, only hard work and consistent effort will improve your results.
Every successful marketer was once a beginner who probably didn’t know the difference between a squeeze page and a sales page. They worked months or even years to build the skill sets and strategies required to take them to the level they are at.
This is a learning process, and in most cases it’s a slow and nerve wrecking one, but you got to endure it and keep going.
The first thing you need to do is learn all that you can… but you have to focus your learning on just one method. This is where most beginners mess up, they try to be a Jack of all trades and end up a master of none. You need to learn one method at a time, master it and then you can move on to the next one.
Since you want to be an affiliate marketer, you’ll need to know how to find quality products, pick a profitable niche, set up a squeeze page, build an email list, build a relationship with that list, drive traffic to your pages, etc.
There are the skills you want to focus on as a beginner, because these are the basic skills that you need. Anyone trying to tell you a different story is blatantly telling lies.
Do not suddenly run off and try to learn how to sell low content books on Amazon Kindle. This is a whole other kind of business model, and one that is totally unrelated to what you’re trying to achieve as an affiliate marketer. These sudden change of hearts will only sidetrack you.
You want to see results as quickly as possible and therefore you must focus on one art. One of the best ones to choose is affiliate marketing… and yes, it is an art. And a very profitable one too once you’ve managed to learn the required skills.
Here’s exactly what your learning process looks like:
• Learn how to choose a highly profitable niche. This will define your success or failure
• Learn how to find low competition keywords that you can rank for
• Learn how to target long tail keywords
• Learn how to set up a website and a squeeze page to capture leads
• Learn how to drive traffic to your squeeze page with multiple traffic generation strategies
• Learn how to build a simple sales funnel so that after opting in, your subscriber is being forwarded to a paid offer
• Learn how to write and structure a sequence of emails to offer value, build trust and promote your offers
This is the process simplified. It may look simple… but it is not easy!
Most of the successful marketers took this model as their blueprint and made changes along the way to increase their profits. If you want to start your affiliate marketing journey on the right foot, you won’t go wrong with this model.
The devil is in the details. You will only discover what works if you test and make adjustments along the way. Once you’ve figured out what works for you, it’s just a matter of rinse and repeat. After that you can scale your system to the income of your dreams.
This will take blood, sweat and tears but as time goes by your profits will snowball and your commissions will increase massively. Keep persisting in your efforts and be consistent in your daily actions and you will hit those 5 figures per month
It may seem like there is a lot to learn… and there is. That is why you need to take things one step at a time. If you need to learn how to manage your auto-responder, spend enough time learning it so that it becomes child’s play. Your goal is to become an expert in every aspect of your business.
Watch The Video Below To Understand The Basics Of Affiliate Marketing
Every step has to be executed correctly for your affiliate campaigns to yield success. One slip up in the process can sabotage most efforts. So, you will need to learn each step in detail. You must master the fundamentals before moving on. One step leads to another.
Let’s find out how you can do that …
How do you find all the information about what you need to learn? Well, the internet is your best friend. If you need to learn how to use WordPress, Google search “WordPress tutorials” and absorb all the information you can handle. Do the exact same with YouTube and after a week of continuous studying you’ll know more than most self proclaimed “WordPress experts”.
You might also consider to buy a course about WordPress. When it comes to buying digital info products in the make money online or internet marketing niche, it’s best to only go for topic specific products rather than untested theories about making money online.
In this particular case, a course on WordPress only, is topic specific. This is good because this fits your needs.
A course that promises to make you $679 in 10 minutes is rubbish. This never worked for anyone in the past and neither will it work in the future. Besides the fact that these kind of products are total nonsense, the WordPress tutorial herein will be an afterthought and will not be covered in-depth. Therefore, use your common sense and base your purchase decisions on what you really need.
This method of learning should be applied to every step until you are very knowledgeable about the process. What do you do next?
You take ACTION… Taking action is the only way to success
All the courses and instructional guides will be of no use if you don’t take action. Most newbie marketers stuff their heads with so much theory until they suffer from information overload. When this happens they get stuck and the majority will just simply give up.
Avoid this by all means. Once you have learnt all your basic stuff, go out there and find a niche that you would like to get into, and implement all the knowledge that you gained.
Then move on to the next step… and take action… and so on and so forth. This is the surest path to success.
Another tip… Do NOT jump on a multitude of niches at once. Choosing up to three profitable niches is perfectly fine. Choosing twenty is just absurd and you’re overdoing it. The same applies to affiliate products and programs. Do not enter so many that you can’t hold track of what you are promoting.
Focus on a tiny amount of products when you are just starting out, something like 5 to 7 is more than enough. Stick to one or 2 affiliate networks. Give all your time and attention to promote this handful of products. Don’t go for more than this as you will slow down your progress because you will not be giving your best effort for each product.
Learn to drive traffic from forums, videos, blog posts and social media platforms. Focus only on free traffic methods when you are starting out. Traffic generation should be done each and every day. Your efforts will eventually be rewarded and you will see your traffic increasing over time.
Try and master one or two highly effective ways of driving traffic and scale it up till you are able to make commissions from the traffic. Do NOT get into paid traffic if you can’t get the hang of free traffic, you’ll lose more money than you could ever imagine.
Free traffic to your squeeze page will give you an idea about how well your page and products convert. This information is priceless and will help you when you do start using paid traffic.
Monitor your stats, traffic, sales, commissions, time spent working, etc. There is a value on your time. Never forget that. Initially, you will be working for free. However, as time goes by, you must be able to earn enough to justify you slaving away in front of your computer daily.
If you follow all the steps mentioned in this post, you will be way ahead of the majority of other affiliate marketers who are struggling. This is a business not something you do for fun in your spare time, always keep that in mind. It is not a lucky draw or lottery. This will take time and effort. As long as you remember that, you will do well and you might be on your way to become a super affiliate.