Takeaways from a $3000 week
A year ago..
I was clueless about what the heck affiliate marketing is all about when doing some in-depth research online about how all this works.
I discovered affiliate marketing by chance upon researching for ways online on all the methods to make money online after failiing terribly at my dropshipping business.
Not only wasted so much time, but thousands of dollars in paid ads and refunds.
After researching all the different ways of making money online, affiliate marketing made the most sense with me.
Why I Chose Affiliate Marketing
- Mistakes are Cheap. If you screwed up anything, whether it's your blog post, youtube video or facebook marketin, pinterest, etc.. You can always test out new strategies. It's not like you parked $10 000 in inventory and you're stuck with it.
- You Can Solely Focus On Learning & Mastering Marketing & Sales Skills without bothering about the logistics and still make full-time income from it.
etc... What are the reasons you chose to do affiliate marketing?
I got a couple of other affiliate commissions emails too, some are Wealthy Affiliate Commissions.
But this is just an example as to show what's really possible with affiliate marketing.
This isn't to brag or anything. But I just wanted to shed some light to members here who are struggling now.
It Wasn't All Rosy.
Truth to be told, I tried learning & doing affiliate marketing from free resources online but it didn't go so well.
I came across Wealthy Affiliate in late 2019 and joined yearly premium membership. But 5 months into the journey, realised I hated having to write 1000+ words content daily about things I don't really give a shit about.
Especially as I'm someone with ADHD, it was just nearly impossible.
What If You Dislike Writing? Or just cannot churn out articles every single day
For me, I personally do not cannot push myself to write about things I don't have any interest about.
That was a huge mistake I made in the beginning.
So if you find youself struggling to create content, either change your niche to something you at least have an interest in,
Or change your Strategy. Maybe writing isn't for you at all?
Or produce lesser but higher quality articles so you avoid the burnout.
Only you know yourself best.
But if you hate writing, does it mean it's game over for your affiliate marketing business?
There's a ton of top dogs in WA crushing it not only from blogging, but from doing Youtube, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.
There's a ton of training here you can follow aside from Blogging.
My Takeaways from My $3000 Week:
- Find The Vehicle That Works Best With You
Pinterest, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, SEM, etc... There's a training for those in Wealthy Affiliate. Focus on 1 traffic platform at a time before diversifying. Don't try to spread yourself over multiple platforms at a given time.
For me, I gotten most results from Facebook. What's yours?
- Have A Clear Plan/Strategy
The saying is true. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I was doing affiliate marketing back in the days like a headless chicken running around.
After I came up with a clear strategy and goal, it's when results started coming in.
- Clickbank/JvZoo Cluster
Find private affiliate programs out there and don't just cluster around where everyone is clustering.
Clickbank, JvZoo, Warriorplus.. All the typical places affiliate marketers hang around.
**Btw I don't like the products from those places, most of them are crap and wouldn't recommend it to my audiences.
Find private affiliate programs in your niche, or at least go affiliate networks that have good quality products.
- Don't Suffer In Silence
I used to try finding answers all by myself and giving up if I can't seem to overcome the challenges.
Start asking the community, ask your personal mentor. Get it right.
- MMO Niche is NOT Saturated
Honestly, I used to think this way as well. But what I've discovered is that the MMO Niche is indeed oversaturated with people who don't know what they're doing.
Jokes aside, a clear plan & strategy, and staying in the game long enough will seperate you from the common 99% who dabble & quit.
Are you stuck in a rut with affiliate marketing currently? Hope this has shed some light as it did for me while I was stuck.
Let me know your thoughts on this