Frequently Asked Questions about Affiliate Marketing and Online Entrepreneurship
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What is Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a great way to build up a semi-passive or a passive online income: it is simple, easy to learn and the earning potential is uncapped.
Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Where can you learn Affiliate Marketing for free?
You can find the free affiliate marketing training courses&resources that I recommend (ie. personally tried and I liked them) in this article, or if you click on ‘Resources‘
What is the best affiliate marketing course for beginners?
How to become a successful affiliate marketer?
How to succeed in affiliate marketing quick?
Then you pick ONE method that you master. Depending on your personality, the two most common platforms are YouTube and WordPress (a.k.a. blogging).
You start creating helpful content either by yourself or by hiring freelance writers (if you have picked blogging).
You start promoting your content right away by paid advertising and free methods (such as social shares).
Keep re-investing in creating more content, and begin publishing in other niches too.
Other methods may promise you a ‘quick win’ but they very rarely deliver on the promise, and the only thing you learn is that you should not fall for these ‘get rich quick’ promises next time.
This method is the quickest sustainable business model that you can turn into a semi-passive or passive income source after a few years.
If you’d like to learn affiliate marketing, I have outlined a few decent training courses in this post: What Is the Best Affiliate Marketing Course for Beginners?
How much does it cost to start affiliate marketing?
How much can you realistically earn in your first year of affiliate marketing?
Building an online business – just like building any business – is a long-term game. You won’t see the results of your hard work for months, if not years, which needs a really different mindset and high level of motivation.
If you’d like to see realistic calculations, follow this link here: How Much Can You Earn in Your First Year of Affiliate Marketing? (Real-life Example)
Why Affiliate Marketing is The Best For Beginners
What are the best Affiliate Programs for Beginners
Is Clickbank For Beginners?
Creating a Website
What is the best platform for affiliate marketing
40% of all websites on the internet are built on WordPress. It is highly customisable to suit every need, relatively easy to learn and does 90% of Search Engine Optimisation (according to Google). There are other platforms too for building a website that may be just as good as WordPress (such as Wix or Squarespace), depending on the topic and the design of your website.
Social Media, Pinterest or YouTube are great platforms too and they do have certain benefits over websites (such as difficulty to be found by visitors), but if you are planning a long-term business you must bear in mind that the content you create on these platforms are not yours (Ie Facebook, YouTube can suspend your account overnight and then your business is gone – as opposed to your own website, and your own domain name.)
How to write content to increase traffic?
Can I use a sub-domain like mywebsite.siterubix.com?
Passive Income Online
How can I make passive income with no money
Once your website attract some visitors, there are plenty of different ways to monetise it, including advertisement, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing etc. that will earn you a passive income. It does take time and a lot of work though, so instead of investing money, you invest your time and energy to learn the techniques of creating a passive income website. You can find out how much does it cost to start a website that you can monetise, if you follow the link to my article on this topic How Much Does It Cost To Start Affiliate Marketing?
How can I generate income online
How can a beginner make passive income
Search Engine Optimisation
Do I need a website to sign up for an affiliate program?
You may argue that having a YouTube channel or a Facebook Group etc. does exactly the same, but the difference is that you don’t own your YouTube channel: anyone could file a copyright claim against you and have your channel suspended. Even if it’s for a while, it can seriously hurt or end your business.
How to Get on Google (How to get your site indexed)
You can accelerate the process by creating a free Google account, and then create a Google Analytics and a Google Search Console account. You can then let Google know of you website and any new posts much sooner: as soon as you proved to Google that you own the site, indexing is done. Afterwards, every time you publish a new piece of content, you can submit it manually through Google Search Console for Google to index it.