So you want to earn some extra money with affiliate marketing, eh?
That is a common theme or question from newbies to an affiliate marketing forum at which I used to seriously participate. While many believe that forum is dying the beginner questions, by newbie members, still appear on a fairly regular basis.
The moderators of the forum usually state that there is “plenty of information to be found here in the forum” and to simply “use the search function.” YIKES! Here is a newbie to the online world and he is told to “search” without having a clue about what should be searched and no way to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. SMH (Shaking My Head, in “text-speak”)
So, what do you do?
Here’s an excellent guide, The Extra Money Answer, (FREE) that is from a person that I (and the moderators at that forum know very well). It is a bit of a read, but it is step-by-step and logical. It is also much better than a forum because 1) you don’t have to search for things and 2) it does not contain a lot of misleading posts with bad information.
Simply click: http://www.extramoneyanswer.com – by Shawn Collins, to get started (That is not an affiliate link – the website and the guide are all free. You can buy a Kindle version for a couple bucks if you like, but that is not necessary).
Shawn is co-founder of Affiliate Summit, the largest, longest running affiliate marketing conference in the world. (Yes, that is an affiliate link.) I have been to 10 of these over the years and found that Affiliate Summit is a wonderful experience that can really help a novice affiliate marketer gain a lot of traction in what is is they are doing.
You might also read this article I posted a while back about another great resource for Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing: http://www.12pm.com/getting-started-in-affiliate-marketing-a-quick-start-guide.html. That was written by an industry friend, Geno Prussakov, who has many accolades of his own.
While it’s true that “The Extra Money Answer” has been around for nearly five years, the information still applies today. Back about that time I had published a seven-step guide in brief outline on the ABestWeb.com Affiliate Marketing Forum with the basics of getting started. It has now been well hidden because it was on a paid sub-forum we had but did not renew. (I need to find that short guide and resurrect it here.)