Affiliate Marketing has been a truly revolutionary aspect for marketers across the globe. It has opened doors for a regular individual to completely re-map their life for the better. Robby Blanchard is one of these individuals, going from a struggling gym owner with no online business to Clickbank’s #1 ranked Affiliate Marketer in the world. After being introduced to the Affiliate Marketing model through this guide, you will have a fundamental understanding of how to become a Profitable Affiliate Marketer in 2020.
Affiliate Marketing in a Nutshell
Affiliate Marketing has been around for the past 30 years, though it didn’t become the global powerhouse marketing tactic it is today until the early 2000s through the rise of web services. Since then, platforms to promote services or products for a commission, such as Clickbank, have sprouted across the web. Clickbank’s average commission can be as high as 75-100%, incentivizing billion-dollar growth throughout the industry. Besides the high paying commissions, another feature of Affiliate Marketing that attracts many people is the ability to do it from anywhere in the world. Digital Nomads, in particular, have been attracted to Affiliate Marketing for its high scalability from the comfort of your own home.
A First-Hand Experience From the #1 ranked Clickbank Affiliate
As Affiliate Marketing started to grow in popularity, so did the curiosity of thousands of people, one being Robby Blanchard, the former gym owner turned Affiliate Marketing Expert. Starting in Affiliate Marketing, a few of the common obstacles Robby faced were lack of guidance and capital. Although you do not need capital to start Affiliate Marketing, having access can greatly improve your chance of success, assuming you invest in a coach or a course to help you understand the business model. As Robby began to build a career for himself through an Affiliate Marketing business, getting the big players in the industry proved to be the next big challenge he would face.
Since growing into the industry, Robby has managed to grow from zero to hero (literally) after releasing his course, ‘Commission Hero’. His course has helped thousands of people learn to become stand out affiliate marketers. None of that could have been feasible without the thousands of hours Robby spent building his knowledge of Affiliate Marketing to eventually get to the top of Clickbank’s ranking. Over the year, Robby has seen these three tips remain true for almost every affiliate marketer seeing success in 2020.
Tip 1: Focus on The Big 3 Niches
Health, Wealth, and Relationship niches have proven to work time after time. They have, as well, given every novice a low barrier to entry opportunity from the expansive audience these three niches boast. Everybody can be reached through these three niches, so marketing and selling become easier.
Tip 2: Know Your Customer
In any business model, you will always be ahead of the curve by knowing your ideal customer. With Affiliate Marketing it’s important to build your “avatar”. Once you understand everything about your ideal customer, you will have a much better idea on how to advertise to them.
Tip 3: Focus on Top-Converting Offers
Clickbank is one of the most popular places to find offers. This is due to the large marketplace that facilitates finding high-converting and best-selling offers. If it’s selling and ranked high on the marketplace, there’s potential in the offer.
Beginner Mistakes to Avoid
Doing anything successfully will always carry a learning curve in the beginning, and it’s at this time that most things worth doing will weed out the people who aren’t ready. Affiliate Marketing shares a similar barrier to entry, lots of beginner mistakes that could be made, and over the past few years of helping many become successful affiliate marketers, Robby has listed the most common.
- Trying too many ways to affiliate market at once
- Giving up too quickly
- Listening to Gurus on Youtube
Knowing the common mistakes to avoid as a beginner is one thing, but having the solutions when they present themselves is the key to really being able to build your expertise as an affiliate marketer. Below are a few solutions to help your career prevail when faced with the onslaught of the following problems.
- Focus on one proven way that works and see it through until it works and you become a master in it.
- Understand that it takes time to find a winning offer and campaign, do not quit before you hit your breakthrough.
- Most of those free youtube videos are done by people who haven’t had any success. Learn from someone who walks the walk and not just talks the talk.
The Future of Affiliate Marketing
Over the past decade, the growth of online shopping has seen an unprecedented explosion in popularity. More people than ever before are opting for ordering their favorite things online from the convenience of their own home. Given the increase in online shopping, more opportunities for affiliates to earn commissions are presenting themselves, and with trends making a job from home ‘the cool thing to do’, the odds are stacking up in the favor of the millions of affiliate marketers worldwide.
In conclusion, the purpose for this entry-level guide to affiliate marketing is to give you insight on affiliate marketing, gauging real-life experience in the business model, how to succeed, and what to avoid as a beginner. Whether you’re new to affiliate marketing or you’re a seasoned veteran, we hope this article helps you build your empire.
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