Affiliate Marketing – Earn While You Learn

There are many affiliate programs that offer some level of training with regard to promoting a business online. When you join, the company will assign your affiliate ID and give you a link to your own sales page so that you can actually start advertising on day one. You can start earning commissions while you are still learning how! However, it is probably a good idea to read over the documentation on the site. This will give you ideas on what to say in your blog, ads, etc..

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There are some that feel ‘safer’ just to keep learning endlessly because they don’t feel that they can actually do anything yet. This is a waste of time. Often these folks suffer from what can be referred to as ‘paralysis by analysis. They hide behind the learning and never believe they know enough to start taking action. They waste months and sometimes even years thinking that they don’t know anything.

Affiliate marketing is very attractive, especially as a first effort to start a home business online. This is so in large part because they provide everything you need to get started on the first day. There is really no reason to wait. If they don’t have official training, then read all the FAQs and other documentation in your member back office.

An affiliate program has the product ready for you. They allow you to earn money from their intellectual property. This has taken them possibly years and many dollars to develop. There are also costs they pay associated with running the membership program. This is why when you become a member you will eventually pay a monthly membership fee. What you get in return is far and above more than you will pay. If you were to pay for a website, a web page, maintaining software, hosting, etc. you will realize how much time and money you save by affiliating yourself with an existing company.

It can take a while where you are learning and advertising, and it may be unlikely as a beginner that you will make sales the first day. It is possible though so why not dive right in as it will probably take some time to see substantial results.

However usually when you see statements that you can make money today it assumes you have a list of existing customers or prospects -or at the very least marketing experience.

Unfortunately there is no magic that will create sales. You have to promote your links constantly over time to build momentum. What they are actually saying is that it is possible to START the process to earn money; meaning at the least to become a member and start the process of developing your business today.

Your Internet Business Can Be Like a School

People might be very surprised if they found out how much is really available online. For example community colleges have free or very inexpensive courses that can be done completely online. Even various certificates of achievement can be earned in this way.

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So at that price you can take something you are curious about or interested in that really hasn’t got much of a chance of helping your career. Just for fun. Along the way you may change your mind and it could possibly turn into something that would be a career.

Naturally it makes the most sense to find something that might even help you get a promotion or to elevate your skill level so you would qualify for a better job – or even to enhance your technical skills so that you may take more control of your home business. For example it would be so helpful if you had more of a handle on basic HTML so that you were not dependent on programmers whenever you want to make a small change to your website.

There are multiple free courses in HTML and other technical languages on the Internet right now. This could also be anything that would help your business like bookkeeping, or using a proprietary software that performs some task that you need to work from home. These courses, while maybe not formal (having certification) can be started the same day they are discovered, a manual printed out for reference and then just go!

It is amazing how the search engines have vast amounts of free information on the fly – a breathing index of facts for everyone who seeks and has access to; and then to realize you can really drill down from there to find really extensive instructions if you want to pursue something to more of an extent. There is nowhere in the world where there are more possibilities to learn than the Internet.

It would be a shame to waste it especially because even the business you are trying to develop can itself teach you so much about business procedures, using software, etc. Even though ‘code’ and etc. may seem complex and ‘above’ your head, it really isn’t. If you look at it you will definitely see patterns that can be recognizable to you in the future and not at all ‘rocket science’ or something unachievable except to geniuses.

Online Training – Open Your Mind and Learn All You Can

There is a saying that goes something like ‘the only people who can’t learn are those that think they already know’. This is really sad because this is just the type of person who actually does not know and will probably never know unless they get over themselves. It’s fine to have an agenda and of course we all need some kind of a plan going into anything new. However it must be fairly flexible since we are in unknown territory.

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We should humble ourselves and possibly condescend to at least see what the training has to offer. If you encounter a few points you may already have heard or even if you have had some previous experience, there is always something more you can learn. Word-for-word you may have heard it before, but at some point you may see it from a completely different perspective. You may realize that there are different, equally valuable ways to look at the same situation, thus increasing your strategies.

A huge number of people will avail themselves to everything that is offered for free, but who have no intention of taking it seriously. For example they just want anything that is free because it is free. This is also really sad because if they followed the directions they may be able to start something where they could really make some money in the future. Maybe because it is free they don’t put any value on it and they just let it vegetate.

In some cases they may have some information that is decades old and/or may be free. In either case, it may be very ineffectual, or limited; but they stick with that rather than to find out what the better, more successful options might be. Again the sad part is they do it because they want so to feel like they know what to do and are in control, rather than to humble themselves to learn something.

Someday they may wonder why they never made any money and more than a few will blame the program or product before they will look at themselves and realize they wasted what may have been a good opportunity because they couldn’t be bothered. Granted the whole idea to a lot of us is to have a home business so that we don’t have to take orders from anybody else or do things someone else’s way.

That is legitimate. However the point is you need to know how to do something before you do it, and the best way to do that is to take advantage of any training or advice given by an expert who has actually had success in the field.

You need to take the ‘recipe’ or ‘blue print’ and you can then build on that to make it your own design. It takes time – experience and some trial and error to develop a business. However you can lessen the errors and the time it takes to get on the right path if you will just let somebody help you get started.

Affiliate Marketing – Earn While You Learn

It is a real smart idea to join an affiliate program that offers some level of training in how to promote an online business. As soon as you join they will give you an affiliate ID and a link to a sales page of some kind that you can advertise while you are doing the training.

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Potentially you can start earning commissions while you are still learning how to do it! There are some who just want to keep learning and they don’t feel that they can actually do anything yet. This is a waste of time to feel that way.

Often these are the same people who get what is referred to as ‘paralysis by analysis’ – they hide behind the learning and don’t believe they know enough to actually start taking action. They waste months and sometimes even years thinking that they don’t yet know anything.

Part of the beauty of affiliate marketing is the fact that they give you everything you need to get started so there is really no reason to wait as if you have to take courses in technical and marketing before you can produce a product or service.

An affiliate program has the product and/or service ready for you, and agree to let you earn money from their intellectual property when you become a member and likely pay membership dues. If they also provide training then you have everything you need to just get going right away.

While it is unlikely as a beginner that you will make sales the first day that you start your marketing and advertising, it is possible. However usually when you see statements that you can make money today it assumes you have a list of existing customers or at least prospects – or at the very least marketing experience.

What they are actually saying is that it is possible to START earning money, meaning start the process of developing and promoting your business today.

Some people have a problem with writing ad content because they can’t honestly say that they have ever sold the program and they don’t yet know what exactly they will benefit from having joined the program. It is possible to still do this by quoting what others have said that do have the experience.

Of course you should never lie or make claims that are not true. So you can merely point out the benefits and features of whatever it is and give your opinion or observations, while again quoting others who do have direct experience.

If you really think about it there are even on day one things that you can say about your experience so far. Was the order process easy to understand? Were the people in customer service helpful? What are the other things that you like (why you chose the program that you did).

So there is really no excuse or reason not to start trying to earn money from the first day as you learn how to. None of what you are learning will do any good unless you take action with the information as soon as possible. Marketing and advertising take time and lots of effort as not everyone who sees your ads will respond. Not to worry – just keep on learning and trying!