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10 Things You MUST Know Before Trying Affiliate Marketing

Published on: December 8 2022 by Buildapreneur

10 Things You MUST Know Before Trying Affiliate Marketing

10 Things You MUST Know Before Trying Affiliate Marketing

I've been doing affiliate marketing for
almost seven years now and I wouldn't
touch affiliate marketing unless I
understood these 10 things let's roll
the first thing you need to understand
is that 95 of what you see on YouTube is
bogus and the videos are only being
created for views they're as fake as
this play money that I'm using to fan
myself right here no but you need to
understand the YouTube algorithm rewards
The Sensational no one wants to hear
about how you worked for two years to
slowly build up an affiliate business
that finally allowed you to quit your
job they want to hear how you made five
thousand dollars in the first 24 hours
of starting affiliate marketing and how
you retired two weeks later a complete
millionaire now that would be great if
that had actually happened to anybody
but I don't know anybody personally
who's actually managed to pull that off
yet that's how 95 percent of the YouTube
videos in the space look and that's
because they're getting paid every time
someone watches their video they need
millions and millions of views they
don't need to tell the truth and that's
because all the YouTubers are getting
paid based on how many views they get
not on actual value and how well their
video actually shows their viewers real
substance essential strategies that work
so you need to watch every video with a
wary eye assuming that they're probably
out there to get you the next thing you
need to understand is time versus money
versus organic versus paid so there's a
bunch of different strategies out there
I'm going to tell you right now every
single strategy that you do is going to
require you to either sacrifice your
time or it's going to require you to
sacrifice your money which means you're
either gonna have to pay money to run
ads to really quickly get results or
you're going to have to put in a bunch
of time to learn algorithms put out a
bunch of content and see how that plays
out now going back to the first example
there's a lot of YouTube videos saying
no time required no money required make
money in 24 hours right they're taking
those things and they're removing
reality because the reality is you're
going to have to sacrifice and it's
going to be up to you whether you
sacrifice time or you sacrifice money to
figure out this game moving on to number
three sorry guys hopefully we're not
giving everyone a headache as we bounce
back and forth we're doing a lot of
testing right now as we implement the
new hammock filming setup having a lot
of fun with it but hopefully it's not
hurting your eyes or something like that
let me know your thoughts down below
I've had a lot of fun sitting setting it
up and filming in it and working in it
for the last few years number three is
one ninety five percent of you have
probably heard and yet still ninety
percent of you are probably still not
following and that's everything needs to
be focused on building your list in the
beginning I can tell you right now that
I've had Google ads accounts shut down
I've had Facebook ads accounts shut down
I've had YouTube accounts shut down I've
had tiktok accounts get shut down
I've had Instagram accounts get shut
down everything out there is run and
owned by someone that's not you unless
you're Mark Zuckerberg watching my video
in which case I'm quite honored but for
the rest of you you don't own these
platforms they own these platforms and
at any moment they could change the
algorithm or they could look at your
profile your channel and they could say
we don't agree with what's being toked
about here and it could be removed and
if you tok to any affiliate marketer
that's been in the game for any amount
of time they will tell you that has
happened to a vast majority of them so
the only thing that you can actually own
is either a list of phone numbers or a
list of email addresses that you have
permission to contact which means you
need to focus on capturing people's
email ad addresses now we have a lot of
videos on this but essentially you're
going to create a page that looks just
like this one right here you're going to
send people there you're going to
capture their email addresses and then
you're going to start try to sell them
stuff but you're not going to sell a
thing until you have an email address
from every possible person that's
looking at your content the real bonus
of this is that after time as your list
grows to one two three five thousand
people anytime you need money for any
reason you can walk over to your
computer you can send an email to
everybody on your list and you can make
money within 24 hours it's that fast
it's real your list will always be your
greatest asset in your affiliate
marketing business the next thing you
need to know is that traffic is
everything and traffic is how many
clicks you get to your lead Pages you
get to your affiliate links all of that
traffic is what you're getting from tik
tok what you're getting from Facebook
YouTube all these platforms that you're
going to go out there and create content
on that is 95 of the game I can't tell
you how many times I've promoted bad
products that had bad funnels that had
bad landing pages that sent Bad Emails
but I had traffic I had a lot lot of
people coming from tiktok are a lot
of people coming from a platform and I
was still able to make a decent amount
of money because I got a lot of eyeballs
on the offer so you need to and must
focus on mastering traffic because once
you master traffic everything else will
slowly be refined down the road and you
can just keep sending eyeballs to your
offers and making more more and more
money and I'm not toking fake money I'm
toking real money the next one is
probably the most important one of all
and I'm definitely going to Shell it
here and that's joining the Facebook
group automation nation which if you
don't know that's my Facebook group
we've got about 20 000 members and I can
promise you right now that the
automation Nation Facebook group is one
of the best places online to connect
with other affiliate marketers we've got
people just starting at affiliate
marketing in there we've got people
making ten thousand a month a hundred
thousand a month we have people in there
literally making a million dollars a
month from affiliate marketing which
means there's a lot of really good
experience inside that group and people
are very active so you need to join a
community and the automation nation is
probably the best community for that if
you go down below we'll leave a link to
that for you to go ahead and get started
there and not only that you'll get a
great example of affiliate marketing as
we capture your email address on your
way into the group because we practike
what we preach please put in your email
address the next thing you need to
understand is the different types of
affiliate programs out there there's
High tiket there's low tiket and
there's recurring High tiket is offers
typically that are a thousand dollars or
more meaning that you can make four to
five hundred dollars on every single
sale that you get or more low tiket is
typically I would say a hundred dollars
or less which would be Amazon or
anything along those lines where you're
really not making a lot of commissions
you need to get a ton of volume and then
recurring is something like a software
product where every single month
somebody pays that company and you get
paid every single month I prefer to
focus and a vast majority of Affiliates
prefer to focus on high tiket or
recurring because you don't need a
thousand eyeballs to get a couple
dollars in sales you can get you know 50
to 100 people and you can make a
thousand to five thousand dollars with
just that number of eyeballs on your
products the next one is that reputation
is everything and what I mean by that is
if you promote a product that's terrible
and a product that your audience hates
and you send them and tell them they
should buy it that's going to be the
last time anyone listens to your
recommendations that means that your
reputation is going to be the most
important thing you have as you collect
these email addresses they'll buy more
and more and more from you until you
promote something that they don't like
and that's when it all ends so focus on
your reputation once you start growing
do not ever do anything unethical don't
promote a product that your audience
won't actually benefit from and you'll
be able to make a lot more money in the
long run by doing so I'm wearing a
purple tie with a blue shirt my wife
would kill me the next lesson is to be a
leader not a follower and what I mean by
this is when I first started I didn't
really know what I was doing and it
actually worked out good for me and so I
went out there and I was looking for
products to review and to tok about and
things like that and I was making videos
about Bitcoin in 2017 when no one was
really that interested in Bitcoin now it
was just six months later when Bitcoin
blew up and I was able to make a ton of
money with these videos that I had
already put out because I was ahead of
the trend now the same thing happened
when I first started promoting a product
called click funnels which was a
software company where it wasn't that
big and there weren't a million people
toking about it when I first heard
about it signed up and started to
promote it but eventually it grew huge
and I was able to capitalize on that
growth and do very very well so you
don't want to be a follower who goes in
and says oh look for the last five years
all these guys have done well with this
you want to be someone that does his
research and actually finds the next
best thing so you're ahead of the curve
and when other people start to find out
about the next best thing you're already
positioned you're already the guy with
videos in place you're the guy with
expertise on that matter you're the one
that people think about when they think
about that product that's the next best
thing and now that I've mentioned the
word Bitcoin one single time in this
video we're gonna get about 5 000 spam
Bots down below so keep an eye out for
those and go ahead and report them
that's what happens every time I mention
Bitcoin so that's a great example for
lesson two don't spam people's YouTube
channels or if you do don't spam my
YouTube channel and the last one the
most important one of them all the most
important lesson you could learn is that
the instant things start going good for
you you better be ready because they're
probably about to crumble this is going
to be the bumpiest road you can possibly
imagine just a few months ago me and my
team had been working for probably a
year building up one of our blogs and we
built up this blog and we were kind of
stagnant right we were getting about 400
visits every single day to this blog and
it was it was stuck for like six months
we could not get above this 400 visit
threshold we were pumping out content
and finally one day we got a few more
artikles to rank and it just shot us up
we were up to like five or six hundred
in a single day we were getting a 50
more traffic which meant we were making
more money things were going good we had
finally kind of broken this barrier and
then wouldn't you know it within just a
few days of that Google released a new
core update to their algorithm and we
lost not only the new traffic we'd
received but we went down to where we
were actually lower than we were before
down to getting two or three hundred
visits a month instead of our original
400 visits a month and that's the name
of the game that happens to everybody
the people that win in affiliate
marketing are the people that just keep
climbing the mountain no matter how many
times they trip and fall down that
mountain because it's a rough road and
everyone trips now we're gonna give one
bonus tip because as I totally spaced
this and I was looking at my outline I
always use an outline and somehow missed
one and that's the rule of ones and this
is my favorite one by far I can't
believe we're saving it till the end
thank you so much for still watching
because you get to hear this the rule of
ones is the number one thing I would say
you need to focus on in the beginning
and that's that you need to pick one
product you need to pick one single
traffic Source meaning you're a tik
toker or a Facebook guy or a YouTube
person right one product one traffic
source and then one landing page to
capture email addresses and you're gonna
Focus everything you have on those
things for six months you're not gonna
get distracted by all the YouTube videos
promising you tons of money for these
easier methods you're not going to get
distracted by different traffic sources
that people on Facebook are telling you
you need to switch to you're going to
focus you're gonna pick a source you're
gonna go crazy for six months you're
gonna push traffic on that Source
toking about the one affiliate product
that you want to promote and then if it
doesn't work yeah you might want to
revisit but the number one issue new
affiliate marketers have is they get
distracted and they don't give things a
fair shake and they move on before they
hit that most successful moment this is
one of my favorite pictures of all time
it's this guy digging for gold and he
digs forever and then right before he
gets to the gold he turns around and
gives up and goes back and that's the
story of so many affiliate marketers
where they slowly get good at something
and then right before the actual results
of them learning and getting good at
something occur they leave and go try
something else and it's crazy but it's
human nature and we all do it now guys
really quick this channel mostly all
about affiliate marketing it's all I do
it's how I make a vast majority of my
money is actually doing affiliate
marketing and then showing people on
this channel what I do so if you want to
follow along on that Journey my goal is
to do this until I retire hopefully at
35 and so follow along that Journey
click subscribe and then I'll leave a
link down below as well to some
resources a webinar that toks deeper
about my style of affiliate marketing
and things like that I would go hop into
that watch that webinar again if you
have any questions let me know in the
comments thank you so much for watching