Welcome to Phase II of the training series ‘How To: Affiliate Marketing’. In Phase 1 we learned several things about affiliate marketing because we researched. Researching affiliate marketing is so important to do as a first step when you are thinking about ways to make money online
Start With Phase I Of How To: Affiliate Marketing
If you have not completed or even done research into affiliate marketing please click HERE to go to Phase 1 of this training.
Start with Phase 1 of How To: Affiliate Marketing and you will be on your way to success in no time.
Ask Any Questions If You’re Stuck
As always if at any point you get stuck or need some additional help please let me know what you are struggling with in the comments below. I will be glad to help you any way I can.
Phase 2: How To Make Money At Home: Explained
In this Phase you are going to learn the fundamentals of how to make money at home & set a few financial goals. Understanding these fundamentals & establishing goals are critical to finding true success and earning money online.
1st Fundamental: Take Action
The first fundamental to understand in affiliate marketing is taking action. If you do not take action and follow through this training series; or follow through on any training for that matter; you will not succeed.
You will just be wasting your time.
So take action by following the steps outlined in this training, ask any questions if stuck & do the ‘Assignments’ outlined in this content.
Now that you know the 1st fundamental let’s get into Phase 2 with a question….
“How can you earn money online?”
This question gets asked all the time by people who are want to get into affiliate marketing or who just want to ‘make money online’ and the answer is: LOTS OF WAYS.
There are literally 1,000s of ways to make money online, but many people get distracted by the ‘latest’ product or service that promises to ‘make money online fast’. Unfortunately these ‘distractions’ prevent a lot of people from building a successful (& revenue generating) online business.
No Distractions Here, Just Learning
Fortunately for you this lesson offers no distractions only learning how to make money at home. In this Phase you will learn key fundamentals that worked last year, the year before that, and will work for the next five years. These fundamentals; once learned; help open up the doors to form a unique and profitable online business.
Let’s get started learning the fundamentals of making money online!
How To Make Money At Home: Explained
Learning The Fundamentals
Today we are going to learn some more key fundamentals to be successful online and I am going to use the info-graph to the right to help illustrate these fundamentals.
Click HERE for the ‘Full Size’ Version of this graph.
2nd Fundamental: A Website Is Your Foundation
The first thing you need to know is that a website is your foundation to success. Think of your online success end goal as house. In order to begin building your ‘dream house’ you have to have a foundation to start on.
A website is your foundation, without it you won’t succeed. Just remember the following key points:
- Website = Foundation = Online Success
- No Website = No Foundation = No Online Success
Building A Website Lesson Coming Up
In the next few Phases I will show you step by step how to build a website using great software you can get for free. I just want to make it a point that having a website is critical to success.
Websites Offer Options
With a website you have many options that can make you money.
You can put on Adsense, promote products, build a mailing list and when you’re really experienced: Promote Your Own Products.
To learn more about how to make money with a website and to get a brief overview of the steps ahead please read my article “Make Money With A Website”
Assignment 1: Review “How To Make Money At Home”
Review this section and ask any questions that you may have regarding this section in the comments below. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is important that you understand this section before moving on to the next part.
How The ‘Making Money’ Process Works
Now that we know that a website is your foundation and critical to success online, let’s go through the process of how to make money at home using affiliate marketing.
Let’s look to the graph again and begin with ‘Your Audience’
‘Your Audience’ Is Massive
Your audience is not just local or statewide, it is worldwide! Currently there is an online audience of over 3.75 billion people! That audience is searching for information and over 50% of people ‘search for something on Google’.
Google Main Starting Point For Success
Google is often the first and main point of success online when it comes to websites. Google is the most used search engine in internet history and ultimate success with Google lies in your ability to rank.
3rd Fundamental: Google Key To Online Success
The ultimate goal of creating and having a website is to rank in the first 1-3 pages of Google. By ranking in the first few pages of Google you can take advantage of the massive traffic and money making opportunities that comes with it as well.
Let’s say you are trying to find information on how to make money with a website. You go to Google and type that phrase; ‘how to make money online with a website’ and let’s say this website comes up in the first page.
You click on it and find the information useful and you find a link in the content to a program (Wealthy Affiliate) that helps you create a website and you click on it. Let’s say you sign up for a free trial and after a few days you become a member.
Part of price you pay for that membership would go to I the affiliate in the form of a commission as I directed you to my affiliate, Wealthy Affiliate.
That means time to list another fundamental:
4th Fundamental: Click A Link, Buy, Get A Commission
No Need To Own Products
There is no need to actually own products or services. You just provide content to your audience or ‘niche’ and if they click on your link & go to your affiliate’s site that affiliate handles all of the work.
You do nothing, but sit back and wait for that commission to roll into your bank account.
5th Fundamental: No Need To Own Products
- You have your audience online, they search for something in Google.
- Your Goal is to get your website ranked within the first 3 pages of Google.
- Once ‘ranked’ you can start promoting products within your site.
- If some clicks on a link in your site, buys something, you get a commission.
Assignment 2: Review ‘How The ‘Money Making’ Process Works
Review the ‘How The ‘Money Making’ Process Works’ section and make sure you understand it fully. If you are stuck or need a few questions answered please post them in the comments below.
I am happy to help answer any questions/concerns you may have.
Now let’s talk about setting financial goals.
Setting Financial Goals
You want to make money online right? Excellent! Before you start making money online, let me ask you a question:
“What is your definition of financial success?”
It is important that you have an answer to that question and the best way to help answer that question is to have financial goals to work towards. So let’s get to setting some financial goals.
Let Me Know What Your Definition Of Success Is
Please share your definition of what financial success is to you in the comments below. I would also like to hear what your financial goals are.
First Let’s Answer 3 More Questions
To get a better idea of what your definition of ‘financial success’ is I would like you to answer these three questions:
- Are you looking to make a full time income or supplemental income?
- How much money a year would you be happy earning?
- How much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Don’t Skip Answering These Questions
It is important that you don’t skip answering these questions. Answering these questions will help to guide you as the training progresses.
In fact I suggest you ask yourself even more specific financial questions you may have. So please don’t skip answering these questions.
Assignment 3: Write Down Your Financial Goals
Write down the answers to the four questions above PLUS write down your other financial goals you wish to achieve.
After you have written them down I want you put them somewhere where you can access them during the times you feel like giving up.
6th Fundamental: Know & Write Down Your Financial Goals
One Last Thing….
Never Give Up!
It is important to never give up when you are starting out in affiliate marketing. Most people go through ‘training’ and after a month or two of ‘no success’ they give up.
NEVER GIVE UP!
Because if you give up, you never really wanted it in the first place. Since you are reading and going through this training I know YOU WANT IT!
Success online takes more then just a month or two, it takes several months to get out of the ‘Google sandbox’. Once you escape that you will see success many time overs and all your work and effort will pay off.
Phase II Recap
Just to quickly recap Phase II of How To: Affiliate Marketing. In this phase we learned the following:
- The Fundamentals
- 1: Take Action In Affiliate Marketing
- 2: A Website Is Your Foundation
- 3: Google Key To Online Success
- 4: Click a Link, Buy, Get A Commission
- 5: No Need To Own Products
- 6: Know & Write Down Your Financial Goals
- Learned How The ‘Money Making’ Part Works
- Learned To Set Financial Goals
- To Never Give Up
See You In Phase III
I hope Phase II has helped you learn some of the core fundamentals of affiliate marketing. There are several more fundamentals that we will get to together as the training goes on.
I hope this content has also helped you to begin setting your financial goals by writing them down. Write down your goals and look at them when you get discouraged.
Thanks for reading, taking action & following along to this training & I’ll see you next time.
Leave A Comment Below
If you have any questions/concerns about Phase 2 of this affiliate training series please post them in the comments down below. I am here to help answer any questions you have and help you to succeed online.
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