Every successful venture starts with learning and then planning. Use this getting started list to help you truly get organized and take that first step toward affiliate marketing profits.

1. Know Your Audience

Conduct research so that you know as much as you can about your audience. Where do they hang out? What keeps them up at night. Who do they like getting info from?

2. Know Your Audience’s Pain Points

What are at least three pain points that you can solve with your knowledge and the products you have created or discovered?

3. Know Your Why

It’s imperative that you know why you care about this target audience and why you are the right person to find or create the products that become solutions for them.

4. Create a Branded Website for Your Audience

Your branding is essential because it needs to speak to the audience in such a way that they understand what your brand stands for right away.

5. Set Up Branded Social Platforms

The same with your social platforms; they should be branded correctly so that everyone knows it’s you.

6. Set Up Your Email Autoresponder

You cannot be successful without email marketing so start building your list before you have any products, using freebies and checklists and your blog to attract them.

7. Set Up Your Funnels

Use technology to automate your marketing funnels for each product that you are going to promote to them.

8. Fill Your Website and Social Media with Targeted Content

Set up your content marketing plan based on each product, service, and problem that your audience has.

9. Find a Product to Promote

Knowing your audience, seek high-quality products that you can be proud to promote with companies that offer top-notch customer care.

10. Become an Affiliate for That Product

Sign up as an affiliate if you can find the information to contact them about it. Don’t give up if you get turned down at first; build yourself up and come back if needed.

11. Create Content Based on the Product

Remember to create content based on the products you want to promote to everyone based on their stage in the buying journey.

12. Promote the Content Everywhere

Use technology to promote your content everywhere, even when it’s free. Promote it as if it’s the most expensive product you have.

13. Check Your Numbers

Always keep studying your numbers to ensure that the actions you take get the results you wanted. 

14. Repeat

Don’t stop. Be consistent and keep doing it. Adjust based on your metrics.

The only question now is, what are you waiting for? Affiliate marketing is a lucrative career to start, even on a part-time basis. You don’t have to do it all today. Start at the beginning and work your way through the process. Before you know it, you’ll start seeing the first income flow into your bank account.

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