05 Jun 08 1:22 am
Starting out with Affiliate Marketing
Hey guys, I am new to this whole Affiliate Marketing scene and pretty excited. First off, let me start with a little background:
I'm a 20 year old from California and have been on computers since 8 or 9. You may be surprised, but in that time have I never learned web-site building and code (besides basics such as images, links, etc). I'm a college student, and carry a part time job. I just found out about Affiliate Marketing and was instantly hooked. I've always had an itch to start a business of my own, and what better way then to start something online? Heck, I'm on every single day anyway.
I think what Mark is doing is an awesome thing. Giving back is what it is all about IMO. I hope to be successful enough to where people look at me and ask how I did it. I want to be able to share with them the and see the excitement I feel now getting ready to start this endeavor.
Enough deep, boring stuff. Let me get to some of my questions!
I went through the 6-part mini course. At times I got a bit lost mostly about metada, anchoring, etc. as I am not to strong in that, but they seem simple enough. As well, going through the different marketing techniques seemed a bit daunting. Beyond that everything made very good sense and I took a lot out of it.
1. How now, should I go about starting? Should I start researching a niche through the techniques shown in the mini-course? After the mini-course Mark jumps straight into dream-weaver and website building. I do not have a domain, nor a host, nor a niche and affiliate programs to work with. I kind of wanted to do it in a step-by-step process but would hate to find a niche, get everything situated to find out he talks more in depth about finding a niche later on in the course.
2. For a newbie such as myself, how many affiliate programs in my niche should I opt for on my page? I was thinking 3, but was not sure what would be manageable?
3. I've been curious as to how long it took Mark to start seeing a gradual increase in visits/sales. How often did he start a new campaign while keeping his others running? Who was HIS mentor?
Again, I am so glad to be apart of this community and am eagerly waiting to start (even though I know there is A LOT of work ahead of me). It does seem as though once you get your keywords, site up, and all that good stuff up the marketing part should be A BIT easier.