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Starting out as a newbie affiliate marketer is a tough time and unless you have the right mindset, it’s likely you’ll end up throwing the towel in pretty early on in your journey.
Competition is FIERCE and while this is true, it doesn’t mean that affiliate marketing is a saturated landscape with no room for you to create your own success.
Building an affiliate marketing business is a busy place to be, but that’s a good thing – it means there’s money to be made, if you can just hang in there for the long haul.
Most people give up in the first few months, because they haven’t made any commissions yet.
But is two months really long enough to get people to know, like and trust you? I would definitely say NO, I’ve known many people for years and still don’t really know them!
People buy off people they know, like, trust and if they see that you can solve a pain point for them. Getting people’s attention in the busy online space and giving them a reason to follow YOU, takes time.
Here’s how you can cut through all the online noise and position yourself as someone who is trustworthy and knowledgeable in the affiliate marketing field, even if you’re a complete beginner!
Create Content That Gives Value and Shows Your REAL Side
Just because you’re building a business, you don’t have to suddenly become a robot and lose your personality. People buy off people they resonate with so if you’re covered in tattoos, that’s ok.
If you’re a travelling nomad living in beach shacks, that’s ok. If you have 5 kids, 3 broken marriages and a former drugs problem, that’s ok! There will always be people who resonate with YOUR journey.
By showing your real self and posting daily, valuable content to help people get a little step closer to THEIR goals, you’ll find your tribe and they’ll become future customers.
Document Your Journey Building Your Affiliate Marketing Business
Don’t feel you only have to show your big wins or start sharing your journey when you’re super experienced. You can start sharing your journey from the START!
If people see you sharing what you’re learning every step of the way, they’ll see it’s actually possible for them to do the same and build their own affiliate marketing business.
So, struggles, wins, losses, times you nearly threw your computer out of the window, highs and lows – put it all out there!
Share Everything You Learn
You might feel you have to hide your most valuable knowledge and keep it to sell later on as a new affiliate marketer. But sharing what you’re learning and showing people what they could be learning, if they joined you on the same course, will help to build the like/trust factor.
It doesn’t mean they’ll just steal all your ideas and never buy anything. Even with all the knowledge people will still want and need guidance.
This also gives you tons of content ideas you can use in your live videos and blog posts. Share knowledge and give value first – think about making money later, it will come.
Use Stories to Get Your Message Across
Becoming a great story teller will not only help you sell your products in the future, but also get people to resonate with you and your journey. Where did you come from, what brought you to this point and what is your vision for the future?
If you struggle to tell stories, think about reading a book called Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson. He is a super talented guy who has made himself a multi-millionaire building Clickfunnels and many other products to help business owners build their own, profitable empires.
The book Expert Secrets details the art of persuasion and teaches you how to write compelling copy for your business. It’s FREE plus shipping so well worth grabbing a copy for yourself especially if you’re a new affiliate marketer!
Take time to commit to mastery and put into action everything mentioned above and your affiliate marketing business will start to fill out with more and more qualified leads.
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