If so, this affiliate marketing quick start guide is meant for you!
The goal of this post is to teach you how you can get a website up and running TODAY.
Having a live website is one of the first and most important steps you can take to launch a profitable affiliate business, and getting started quickly is going to be key to your success.
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Affiliate Marketing Quick Start Guide
Ok, so to move things along quickly we’re going to break down the process of starting your company into 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Pick a Topic
Don’t hesitate too long on this step.
The truth is that almost any topic has the potential to be profitable, because there is immense opportunity to use long tail marketing to get traffic, and almost every industry has affiliate products you can promote to earn money from your site.
The key is to pick something that you like to do and/or learn about. Ideally you’ll already know a fair amount about the topic (remember you will be writing a lot of blog posts on this subject) but a willingness to learn about the topic is sufficient.
Step 2: Launch Your Website
I go over how to get a website launched quickly in this post.
If you’re starting an affiliate business for the first time, however, you might be better suited for the Wealthy Affiliate program, which includes extensive affiliate training in addition to free hosting.
They have a streamlined setup that lets you setup a new site from scratch in about 4 clicks. Definitely a good option, and its free.
Step 3: Write Your First Post
Once you launch your website, you need to write a blog post ASAP.
For this first post, don’t worry about targeting any specific keyword or writing a product review. That can come later. Instead, just focus on writing something that’s within the realm of your topic.
Getting that first post down is essential for several reasons:
- It starts the clock, getting your site indexed and ranked in search.
- It helps you focus your thoughts and begin to think about your niche as a professional blogger. You’ll start to see avenues and opportunities you’d never considered before.
- It’s a huge motivator. Many people get hung up on a perfectionist stream of thought before starting their websites, and wind up psyching themselves out starting their business. Once you get started, you’ll realize that you can do this, and you’ll be eager to keep going!
Congratulations! Let me know if you have any questions and best of luck with your new venture!