affiliate_coachA lot of people ask me if I provide any affiliate consulting services or know of anyone who is an affiliate coach.

I don’t, nor do I usually recommend my friends and colleagues who also run successful affiliate business. The reason is simple: it’s because you don’t need it!

The reality is that I don’t really like to recommend people to anyone one affiliate coach, because I think that success with affiliate marketing is something that is going to need to come from working with and learning from a variety of people.

You Don’t Need An Affiliate Coach

Let’s think about the reasons why you might want to have an affiliate coach to work with:

  1. Teach you the fundamentals of internet marketing
  2. Help you define a plan for your website
  3. Point out flaws and make corrections for you
  4. Provide feedback on your site as you progress
  5. Motivate you to keep going and achieve success.

While yes, you could find an individual who would do each of these for you, I don’t think that finding this individual is really the right way to go. Chances are you’ll end up paying a lot of money (often $100-200 per hour) for someone who may or may not know what he’s talking about.

That’s a lot of money for a little hand holding, and you can find much better value if you look for an affiliate community.

What An Affiliate Community Will Provide

Now let’s look at the types of things an affiliate community provide:

  1. Teach you the fundamentals of internet marketing
  2. Help you define a plan for your website
  3. Point out flaws and make corrections for you
  4. Provide feedback on your site as you progress
  5. Motivate you to keep going and achieve success
  6. Provide multiple perspectives based on experience
  7. Show you real life examples of success
  8. Serve as a networking base to help get your site launched
  9. Be a sounding board for new ideas
  10. Experiment with multiple methods and techniques to increase income!

In other words, an affiliate community can provide all of the same services as an affiliate coach and go above and beyond what any single individual can provide!

Not only that, but the best affiliate community is Wealthy Affiliate, which is a training course plus a community all in one, and is something you can join for free.

It’s a tough choice: several hundred dollars an hour for an affiliate coach, or join a free community and get better quality information and service for free.

Click here to learn more about the free Wealthy Affiliate training.