Hey and well done, you have taken your first step to becoming financially free.
To living the life that you have always dreamed of.
My name is Hendry. I am a single dad of three beautiful daughters all the way from South Africa.
I have been doing online sales, marketing, website building etc. for the past 11 years now.
I created the this affiliate marketing for beginners guide to simplify everything so that you have the best possible chance of success.
I will cover all the basics involved with Marketing, what you need to know, what Affiliate Marketing is and how you can make an income from doing Affiliate Marketing.
Because Affiliate Marketing is such a big subject I will not be able to go into too much detail on each subject as they can become a whole book on their own if we do go into all the details.
That said, keep a look out as there will be more free training coming soon.
What is Digital and
Digital marketing is the marketing or promoting of products, services, website, businesses Etc online by using online technologies such as…
This is what Wikipedia says Digital Marketing is.
“Digital marketing is the component of marketing that uses the Internet and online based digital technologies such as desktop computers, mobile phones and other digital media and platforms to promote products and services.”Wikipedia
- Sending emails.
- Posting on social media (Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram etc).
- Creating a website or blog.
- Any online platform where you can get your product in front op customers.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is using all these tools from Digital Marketing to sell or promote a product or item and getting paid for doing so.
You are an Affiliate Marketer who’s work it is to sell and promote products from different niches to customers and in doing so you get paid for your work.
The more customers you get and the more sales you make the higher your income.
Why do Affiliate Marketing?
It might sound like a normal job. You have a product and you need to go out and sell the product to people to get paid.
Yes and no.
You do get paid like a normal job but what is so great about Affiliate Marketing is that once things are set up you can receive a passive income 24hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
You thus make money while sleeping, driving in your car, watching TV even while sitting on the toilet.
Affiliate Marketing can be a passive income where you can make money without having to physically be doing any work.
Is Affiliate Marketing Hard?
Yes, it can be. If you try and find all the answers and try to learn through Google and YouTube and Facebook. Then yes it can be very hard.
Luckily there are some great Websites where you can learn everything you need to know.
There are also people out there, like myself, that want to help you learn as much as possible of the things you need to know in order to make a success of this.
Does Affiliate Marketing require a lot of work?
Sadly in the beginning yes it does, but so does the same 9-5 job you are currently doing every day.
The difference is at a 9-5 you are making another person rich.
With Affiliate Marketing you make yourself rich.
YOU will have to put in the time and the effort to make it work.
YOU will have to study and learn.
YOU will need to put in the sweat to make it succeed.
But in the end, your hard work can pay off big time and you could end up like so many other Affiliates making 6 figure incomes each year.
Now that you know what Affiliate Marketing is, it is time to dive a little bit deeper and tell you about the different aspects, the tools used and the exciting things that await.
Making money from Affiliate Marketing?
Ooooo the question everyone wants to know.
Simply put you can make nothing, you can make $1000 a month, you can make $10K a month or you can even make $100K a month.
Unfortunately, I can’t give you an answer to that question.
But I can tell you that it is possible to make a lot of money, enough to make this your full time job.
Isn’t that something to be working for.
Being able to work for yourself from anywhere you want.
Having more free time with friends and family.
Deciding when, where and how long you want to work each day.
Taking a day or week off from work without having to ask your boss.
Isn’t that worth putting in the effort and time in the beginning?
I think so!!!!
How do I make money with Affiliate Marketing?
As I said earlier, as an Affiliate you sell other people’s products.
You get three common types of income with Affiliate Marketing.
1 – Low ticket items. These are cheaper items that pays you from a couple of dollars to a couple of hundred dollars for each sale.
These items normally sell easier and you can sell more of them because they are normally cheaper items.
As an example if you get 10% commission on a sale then a product that sells for $100 will make you $10 for every one that you sell.
2 – High ticket items. These are items that sell for thousands of dollars, but in return they can make you hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
They are harder to sell but the returns are worth it. These are the items most Affiliates look at selling when choosing products as they can make you a lot more from one sale than with low ticket items.
3 – Recurring or subscription. These are items that have a monthly recurring fee. Things such as gym memberships.
Some companies will pay you every month for as long as the customer you referred remains a paying member.
The nice part about recurring affiliate fees is that you get them each and every month, without having to do any extra work or selling.
How affiliate marketing works?
This process has a couple of steps and I will briefly go through all of them.
1 – Choosing the best Affiliate Product. Firstly you will need to find the product that best fits your needs and you as a person.
2 – The Marketing Strategy. Then you need to get the product/s out there for the world to see.
3 – Leads. Potential clients interested in the products you are promoting.
4 – The Buying Customers. The people who have bought your product/s.
Which Affiliate Products to sell?
There are thousands of business on the Internet and Millions of different products to sell.
Each product or business will differ in the amount you as an affiliate can make.
You will need to go out and decide which niche you want, will you sell Low Ticket Items, High Ticket Items or Subscription Items or if you want to sell all of them.
Some companies have different products available so that you will have the ability to not only sell Low Ticket Items but also Hight Ticket and Subscription Items.
How do I choose an Affiliate Products?
This isn’t an answer I can give you.
Every person prefers something else. You as an individual will have a greater liking or feel to a certain niche, product or company than someone else might have. We all like different things and enjoy different things.
What I will say is look for products or a niche that you find interesting or that you have a passion about.
If you love working out and eating right, then look for products in the Fitness niche. Write about weight training or loosing weight. Make videos showing how to do different exercises.
If you love gardening, then look for gardening related products. Write about the different types of plants you get. Which ones will grow the best at certain times of the year and which ones will look the prettiest,
If you love making food, then look for those niche offers. Write articles about different recipes. Make videos showing people how to make each recipe and if possible use the items you are trying to sell.
Remember that you will sometimes have to write articles or adds or even make videos about the products to help promote them.
If it isn’t something you like you will have a hard time writing about it. You can always, if your budget allows it, get someone else to write them for you, but when you start out try and stick with what you enjoy.
You are more than welcome to choose products you are not that interested in simply because they pay more.
It is all up to you.
How to Market Affiliate Products?
Here you have a whole range of different options available to you.
Two of the most popular at the moment is definitely Facebook and TikTok. The main key with these two as with anything is to be consistent and to do your research.
Be sure to have a look at them both.
When marketing to potential leads, there are two things you will definitely need.
One is a Sales Funnel and the other is an Email Opt-In page.
Before I go on let me first tell you a secret.
EMAIL ISN’T DEAD!!!!
Every day thousands of successful Affiliates make sales using Emails.
Almost everyone on the Internet has an email, even if they don’t read their mails daily, they still have one to sign up for things like Facebook, Twitter, TikTok or almost anything these days.
Emails are still one of your best tools for capturing Leads, warming them up and finally making the sale.
Emails, if done right, is also one of the simplest ways to get new leads and to promote different products that you are trying to sell. It is one of the most over looked tools that you can use to get more sales, grow your brand and make people aware of you as an individual.
Ok, lets go on.
What is a Sales Funnel?
A Sales Funnel is simply a set of pages designed to collect the information from your clients to send emails with, they sometimes provide a freebie to visitors in return for giving you their email address and finally to make sales.
1 – The first page or stage 1 in a Sales Funnel is where a lead enters their email address (This is also referred to as the opt-in page).
2 – The Lead is then taken to a second page that either offers them something for free.
(Not all funnels offer something. Some of them might just have a video with more information about the product and why you need to buy it)
These offers can be in the form of:
A short training video teaching you something new.
It can be a free trial membership for a limited time.
It can be an e-book.
Anything that captures the attention of a potential lead.
3 – Or Lead is given the option to buy or subscribe to the product.
4 – Your lead is then taken to the sales page, where if they buy the product, you as an affiliate make a sale and earn your commission or they can do an up-sell to the client to make a bigger sale from the one lead.
Sales Funnels don’t always have so many steps.
Some only have 2 steps or pages. An Opt-In page and a sales page.
Some only have one page, the sales page, where visitors still need to fill in their details but are pushed to buy directly. With some products and niches this works but with other it is best to warm up the visitors first before trying to make a sale.
What is this Up-Sell that you mentioned?
A Lead is interested in buying one of your products.
Now with Up-Sell they are offered other products that fall into the same category. Sometimes they are offered products in a different category that they still might be interested in.
Some are cheaper offers to entice the sale others are more expensive and offer a greater reward.
This is simply a sales tactic to get the customer to spend more money and show them different products that are available that they might be interested in.
The nice part about this is that as the sale gets bigger, so does your referral commission.
When a customer is in the “Buy Mood” and they are ready to purchase your items then it is the best time to sell them something else they might also be interest in or what they need.
What is an Email Opt-In Page?
An email Opt-In Page is simply a page where you collect the names and emails of your leads to follow up with them. This helps you build your email list.
You can also use videos or give something to your leads for free in return for them giving you their email.
Why do I need an Email List?
As you can see, having an Opt-In Page gives you the opportunity to collect emails of many more people than a single post or video could get.
There is also a very big chance that, the 10 people that did click your add won’t even buy your product.
If you build your email list, especially of people you know are interested in what you have to sell, you can start sending them emails.
You need to build a relationship with them, make them interested in your products. You need to warm up your leads before they will be interested in buying.
Then Interested Leads become buying customers resulting in you the Affiliate getting paid. After they have made their first purchase from you they will be more likely to buy again.
And getting paid is why we do what we do.
Some popular questions new affiliates ask.
How can I start my affiliate marketing?
By reading this guide you have already started. What you need to do now is find a great product to promote.
Go on Google and search for Affiliate Programs. Google will give you a list of different companies wit an Affiliate program
You can then go through them, see which ones you like and register to become an affiliate for them.
There are also great companies like Legendary Marketer that not only gives amazing courses, but they also have an Affiliate program where you can promote their products.
The 15-Day challenge is an Incredible course, I myself went through the course, and is a course you will be Missing Out on if you don’t take it. It is Extremely Helpful to beginners.
Can beginners do affiliate marketing?
Yes Yes Yes!!!!
It might be tricky to start but it is one of the best and fastest growing markets available to beginners.
You don’t need money to start, you only need your phone/computer and a platform where you will promote your products. Most companies supply branding images and videos ready to be used.
If you have Facebook or TikTok or any social media account you can start.
I hope this Guide has given you some if not all the answers you have had up to this point.
Each part we covered has so much more info to fully understand so that you can be able to use them to their fullest potential.
I believe that if you put some effort into it.
If you take the time to learn what is needed.
And if you push through.
That you can become a successful Affiliate Marketer and start living the life you have always dreamed of.
This is the beginning of your journey and you don’t have to do it alone.
One of the best courses I have found, and one I have personally gone through, is Legendary Marketer.
They go through everything I have showed you and loads more. But the choice is up to you.
So all I can say is good luck, keep learning, keep growing and soon you might also be making the living you have always been dreaming about.