The Easiest Way to Get Started With Affiliate Marketing | A Step-by-Step Guide - Dan Guillermo

The Easiest Way to Get Started With Affiliate Marketing | A Step-by-Step Guide

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Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. Instead of creating your own product, dealing with your own customers, you can sell other people's products and services and make money. But how do you get started? How can you start seeing results fast? Today I'm going to share with you the easiest way to get started with affiliate marketing.


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Step 1, define your traffic source.

Are you good at SRO? Are you good at paid ads?

What version of marketing are you good at?

For example, if you do SEO you got to pick one niche. If you do joint ventures and partnerships, again you got to do one niche and focus all your energy there. If you do paid ads, you can do any niche out there as long as the payouts are high enough because you got to buy that traffic.

Step 2. The second step, defining your target audience.

What is the niche you want to work in? Now, most people are like, "I want to be in the niche that pays me the most money." You don't do well as an affiliate marketer in that. Why? Because after a while you give up, you hate what you're doing, you're just like "I don't want to spend a ton of time and energy doing this."

You want to focus your efforts on what you love because what you love is what you're going to create better content on, better marketing campaigns, better ad traffic, you'll get more creative.

Step 3. find products that are a good fit for your audience.

Now, most people do this by just googling. That's a really inefficient way. There's actually already affiliate sites out there that showcase products. And the products they showcase are the ones that tend to be the best performers not only for the publisher, but also the advertiser.

So, by looking at these affiliate sites, you'll know what tends to work because their top offers tend to be the ones that make the most money.

Checking out those sites will give you a good understanding of what works and what doesn't work in your space.

Step 4. Build your funnel.

So, let's say you have SEO going, right, and you have this traffic.

Starts with content, then you want to collect to email and you can collect to email through Hello Bar or any tool out there.

You want to create a lead magnet. You can't just use these tools. You've got to actually have an offer. So, email in exchange for an ebook.

Then, once you have their email, drive them to a webinar. That webinar allows you to sell that product or service to those people.

You can also, for all the people who don't convert in the webinar, follow up through an email sequence and sell them through text-based.

Step 5. Increase the lifetime value.

Most affiliates, drive conversions, they collect their money and they're like, "Woo-hoo, that's it." Well, you already have that list. Why aren't you continue selling to those people campaign after campaign?

Why aren't you continually adding value to them and not always selling? So then that way when you have the next product to sell they're more likely to buy cause you've helped them out. If you just sell to them every single week, eventually they're going to drop off your list.

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  • Neil Patel says:

    What traffic source has worked best for you when it comes to affiliate marketing? Is it SEO? Is it paid ads? Is it partnerships? Let me know in the comments below.

  • Shaik Khadeer says:

    1st comment

  • Gautam Parmar says:

    Hi i m stuck at 300 visitors per day can you help me out pls

  • ayu dolopo says:

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  • boyidapu mohit says:

    Blue host or site ground or hostgator

  • Growth Dairy business coaching says:

    Awesome tips Neil, I really missed q&a Thursdays….what happened

  • La Cocina De Luchin says:

    Buen video. Saludos desde Perú

  • cesar ramirez says:

    ThankU Neil excellent information

  • Marius Enache says:

    Most of these tips work well when you sell a digital course or a product that pay a decent commission, but how about the majority of the physical products that only pay the affiliate $10-15 per sale (for example, many of the products sold on ShareASale)? I can’t imagine doing a webinar for those. Also, since you are only an affiliate, you can’t add upsells since you don’t own the product.

  • Dilse Travelji says:

    I have put all my efforts.. not getting results

  • Jaya Vishwakarma says:

    Do you do affiliate marketing on your neilpatel website?

  • Promothash Boruah says:

    Nice tips. I’m motivated to start my affiliate website again. It was a high income website for me.

    I quit after the affiliate company kept on changing rules then they say cookie policies change then they say no conversions recorded etc.

    But I will give one more try.

  • Darrell Lischka says:

    Great tips Neil. Appreciate the time you take out to produce your videos.

  • James Scott says:

    Super useful 👍👍👍 thanks for sharing the blueprint, Neil


    Hi ! How much does it cost to upload the Affiliated program for us to generate income. People just talk about how good it is to sell your own product but the cost of creating a webpage and to do the business cost a lot of money. Here in MALAYSIA not many are well versed of such programs because they are not IT savvy especially middle management. What’s your advice please? Thanks

  • Codey Berard says:

    Hey Neil I have a question! Can you or should you use emojis in blog posts? why or why not! can’t find an answer to this anywhere

  • HowToDrawEmAll says:

    What do you think about ClickBank?

  • Chandan Khandelwal says:

    sir this was different questions but i have to ask ? . . . . sir can we use istagram photos or pintrest photo to make you tube videos . i’m thinking to start a mens fashion you tube channel with the help of image i think i’m able to give some value . like for example i pick 5 photos and make it a slide show on powerpoint , and by combining photos and my voice i give some value to viewers . please take a look sir THANK YOU

  • Kanhaiya Gami says:

    Is it more beneficial to use affiliate links on our website than adsense?

  • mahad khan says:

    Hey Neil Love your content! I want to start a blog but i am confused in two things. I have friend who’s a gym trainer which can sell more due to these strategies but, i on the other hand, love digital marketing (I am not an expert just started a month ago). What blog should i make then or should i make both on one website?

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