Learn affiliate marketing: how to beat your competition

Thanks to FYF community member Godfrey Wambani for this guest post that gives some useful tips about how to beat your competition. Digital marketing is an industry that’s getting bigger and better every day. Income potential is higher than ever before and everyone wants a bite. This might sound like good news, and indeed it is, but you have to position yourself strategically in terms of your inbound marketing strategy to get your rightful share of the pie. Here are a few basics to get you started as you learn affiliate marketing and grow your online venture. Ensure your site is mobile friendly You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, but its importance cannot be over-emphasized. The logic here is simple - if you want to find the market for what you have to sell, look for it in the right places. Research into digital marketing trends indicates that more shoppers…

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Dominate affiliate marketing online

Is it really possible? Do you want to dominate affiliate marketing online in your chosen niche? If you do, you need to pay attention to the small details that give you the edge over your competition - that's the key to real domination in affiliate marketing online and the good news is, it's not that difficult. I won't go through the basics of affiliate marketing online, I'll just kind of lay it out quickly but I'm not going to dive deep because that's not what I want to talk about today, I want to talk a little bit about how you bridge the gap and build a strong relationship with people, connect with them, because they're real people, not just an email addresses. I'm going to show you the little tricks I do in my business that really help me to sell products. So, understand that when you sell affiliate products there…

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Top 20 free stock images website recommendations

Are you serious about marketing your affiliate business, your website, and your brand? If so, it's highly likely you'll be following a content marketing strategy to draw prospects (visitors) onto your website via your blog where you can provide value up front to show your expertise and gain trust. This is what separates you from the thousands of would-be marketers out to make a quick buck. This is how you build a long term, sustainable business. BUT, what is a blog post without a picture or two to make it really shine? In this countdown of my top 20 free stock images website recommendations, I'll show you where to get your hands on stunning images for free, gratis, nada. Now you have no excuse not to make your blog posts the best they can be. EXPERT TIP - when you upload your images to your blog post, don't forget to use your…

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Make money affiliate marketing – conquer self-doubt

Many new online entrepreneurs dive straight in and decide they want to make money affiliate marketing. On the face of it, there are many attractive benefits should you decide to make money affiliate marketing. You can make money without a product of your own, you can even make money while you sleep and it's one of the quickest routes to online success out there. Right? Well, while much of that may be true, the problem comes when you work hard, do all the things you've either been told to do or worked out for yourself and you haven't made a single sale. It's at this point, weeks or even months into their online business that most entrepreneurs lose heart and quit. Entrepreneurs are driven by self-doubt Whether you choose to make money online affiliate marketing, freelancing, blogging, podcasting, an online shop, a YouTube channel it doesn't matter, there will always come a…

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Make money internet marketing or freelancing

You probably know by now there are many different ways to create a life-changing income online; you can make money internet marketing, try your hand at freelancing, open an online store selling physical products, podcasting, blogging - the list goes on. With so many choices, it's easy to get confused, frustrated and overwhelmed with all the conflicting information and options available to you. That's why in today's post I want to zero in on just two methods of making money online that have been successful for me. In this post I'll explain: - Which one of the two you should choose to get started. - Why (depending on your current situation) you should choose one over the other. - The pros and cons of each method. - What to look out for if you want to avoid wasted effort and failure. - What "delayed gratification" is and why you need to get…

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Passive income online – the truth

It seems the holy grail of internet marketing is the idea of making passive income online, and of course, that's something everyone wants - well wouldn't you? The question is, does such a thing exist, how easy is it to achieve and is it a realistic expectation for your online business. Let's face it, if it was that easy to achieve, everyone would be doing it - right? And that's the point. "Passive income" is definitely achievable, but not that easily. With that said, the result, if achieved, is worth any sort of effort to get there. It's got to be, just imagine making money while you sleep what could be better? Okay, slow down. Before we get carried away here, let's look at something we'll call delayed gratification, it's an important concept. Passive income online is not instant riches You'll have often heard it said that a doctor or attorney will…

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Affiliate marketing system – top tip

As you're building out your affiliate business, developing your own version of an affiliate marketing system will be something you do naturally. There's a ton of information available for affiliate marketers and it's only possible to action a small fraction of it, so you'll have to be selective about what affiliate marketing systems you follow and/or develop. The best advice of all is to model success. Take your lead from someone who can evidence they're already making money online - that's one of the reasons I post updates on my earnings on this site. However, whatever affiliate marketing system you put in place or adapt, there's one important principle never to lose track of; if you get this wrong you won't make sales - read on. Your affiliate marketing system & email lists You need to collect email addresses and build a list. That goes without saying and if you're not doing so…

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Entrepreneur tips – give to receive

One of my most lucrative entrepreneur tips Whether you're an affiliate marketer, freelancer or any other kind of online entrepreneur, providing value upfront is one of my key entrepreneur tips. It's absolutely the best way to: Get new business Get more business from existing customers Keep customers longer Increase customer lifetime value Make more cash! Here's an actual example of how doing just that made me $5,000 in my business yesterday. My customer had no business for me Several days ago, I sent a message to one of my customers in my digital marketing business asking if they had any business for me. No reply. I knew Jonathan was a busy guy, so I figured he just didn't have time to reply. I also knew that sending out an email simply asking for business is not such a good idea in any case, but I was busy and just dashed off a…

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Email marketing is dead – NOT!

You better believe it :) It's important to make sure you turn visitors to your website into email subscribers, period. I'm seeing a lot of talk about email being dead and the latest flavor of the day seems to be Facebook messenger. To be honest, right now I can't stand FB messenger! I have it on my cell phone and I find it clumsy, confusing and not at all intuitive. That said, there are still many things on Facebook itself that remain a mystery to my (highly logical) brain. But, putting all personal prejudice aside, there is good reason, very good reason, to double down on building your email list. Are your visitors leaving without meeting you? I read a blog post on Wealthy Affiliate today that struck a chord (I'm a premium member) and I wanted to share it with you. The author asked the question "Are your visitors leaving without meeting…

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A critically important affiliate marketing website tip

Important information about content for your affiliate marketing website You know you need amazing written content for your affiliate marketing website, but WHAT KIND of content do you need? It's a critical question because if you think any old content will do you're wrong! Worse still, you'll be wasting a ton of effort, possibly money and certainly your time. To understand what works today to bring in affiliate sales, we first need to look at how affiliate marketing website content has changed in recent years, let me explain... The good old days of affiliate marketing websites A few years ago, you could throw up any old content and as long as it included some target keywords, Google would find it, you'd get visitors and likely make a sale or two. Since then, two things have changed dramatically: The Google algorithm (how it ranks the quality of your content). Your potential customers' maturity.…

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