10 Jul 15 5:10 pm
Technically, you don't need any experience to become an affiliate marketer because you can outsource all the things you don't know or don't have the time to do. There are a lot of very successful affiliate marketers out there that don't know the first thing about computers or web sites.
That being said, if you don't have the budget to outsource, then you need to learn these things yourself, because that is the only method that is free, at least that doesn't cost you money. It will cost you your time, however, and a lot of it.
Personally, I believe everyone should have a working knowledge of every aspect of this business if they want to achieve any measure of success. Even if you don't code your own websites, you should at least know how so you don't have to call a designer every time you have an issue with your site. You should know also know about seo, social media marketing, ppc advertising, solo advertising, even if you're not the one doing the actual work, your success still depends on what you choose to put on your sites, so you should be familiar with what makes this business tick.
When I first started, I didn't know anything. What I did have was passion. It doesn't bother me to sit all day in front of a computer. Now I know how to code with html, css, and php. I am a master of wordpress. I can even do a little graphic design. The best part is that with my knowledge, I have been able to build a lucrative business doing freelance work in these areas.
Affiliate marketing is one of those businesses that's easy to start. You can slap up a site, put up a few links and you're in business. The hard part is making your business grow. There's a huge learning curve. The sooner you get started, the better. 90% of what I know, I learned on YouTube. I would get stuck on a certain part of a website, say using a certain plugin, then I would watch a youtube video about it. When I first bought the affiloblueprint, I would watch a lesson Mark would teach, then I would go and watch three different videos on the same subject. Now five years later, I may not know as much as Mark does, but I know a whole lot more than I used to...lol