28 Oct How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business for FREE! No tech skills required.
Today I’m going to talk about something that I don’t really hear anybody else talking about. There is a way that you can make money in the affiliate space without buying media, without understanding any technology, without doing anything other than being an unbelievable sales person.
How is that possible?
Come with me, young grasshopper. Let’s dive in with a quick overview example.
You go out into the marketplace and you find a deal you want to promote. You begin a relationship with that person, and you tell them you’re willing to go out and bring them customers in exchange for a commission. Sounds like a great deal for you both!
This is what’s called performance based marketing.
So you go out and you get the deal and the company provides you with your own unique affiliate link (which allows you to track your sales so they know what to pay you). From there, you reach out to people you know have a healthy email list that would make sense to promote this particular offer to. You ask them if they’d be willing to send an email for you with your link and in exchange for doing so, you will pay them a commission of what you get paid on each sale. This all goes back to arbitraging media, which I talk a lot about.
In this case, you’re a broker.
Well, guess what? There’s millions and millions and millions of dollars to be made by being a broker. If you can add value to somebody who is already out there driving traffic and they can get clicks and they know how to drive an audience somewhere (like to your affiliate offer), they will send as much traffic as they can to that offer so they can make money.
Once you find deals that work, and you begin promoting them with the help of others with established lists, your business gets that much easier to scale. And if you can become an exclusive for that deal? Game over! Consider yourself Scrooge McDuck swimming in a sea of coins, so much so that you will get to a point where you don’t have to touch your computer.
I want you to understand that there is no reason to be intimidated by the online marketing space, or the affiliate marketing space specifically. People are willing to pay you (if you’re good) to promote their offers for them. So if you’re charming, you’re driven, you’re personable, you’re willing to take action and work to create relationships and drive sales, you are the perfect candidate for this business. I mean that.
There are plenty of people that know how to drive traffic but they don’t know how to get deals. When you bring them a deal, you are solving their problem. It becomes a relationship where everybody wins!
If you’re uncomfortable creating videos, or you’re uncomfortable buying Facebook ads or calling up people and asking them to put you on their podcast and you don’t want to be involved in the whole ‘dream 100’ efforts, you can focus on the other side where you go and you look for advertisers instead.
Look for people that are willing to pay you a commission for bringing them deals. And to reiterate, the GOLD comes more so when you are able to create an exclusive partnership representing an advertiser with a good offer that’s proven to convert online. I’ve had a few of them in my time. I inherited one deal where a friend of mine was having trouble with promoting an offer.
He bought a company and inherited a few AOR (agency of record) deals. He called me up and asked me for some help. I took on the deal and at that time he was doing about $1,000- $2,000 a month in revenue. Well, we had the exclusive, we took that deal and in less than six months and we were generating over $2 million a month on that offer. No joke.
The majority of the traffic was coming from Facebook ads and yes, I was buying some Facebook ads. But I also had a bunch of other affiliates that were running traffic to my offer, so everything funneled through me and the advertiser would pay me and then I would pay my affiliates.
Moral of the story: YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!!
If you are looking to get into the online world, without a ton of experience, tech knowledge or money, Affiliate Marketing is a secret goldmine! And I am happy to teach you the ropes.
You can schedule a free discovery session with me here, or follow me on social media where I post tips and tools all the time.
You can learn this business. It’s a matter of if you’re willing to put in the work to be successful.