With the US economy the way it is and so many people being laid off, fired or going out of business, many people are looking to supplement their income. I have seen a flood of newcomers to Internet marketing, blogging and affiliate marketing lately looking to go from zero to thousands per month. I myself am starting to invest more time into SEO, bum marketing and building up other sources of income as well. I recently published an article about Bum Marketing which is a technique of making affiliate sales without spending a dime. I have only spent a month with that technique but have been able to build over $500 in monthly income. I want to get that well over $1000 by the end of December as I have a feeling that January is going to be a hard to for the USA.
Is It Hard To Make An Affiliate Income?
Affiliate marketers lead you to believe that making affiliate sales are really easy and that anyone can do it in their sleep, but those who make those claims have something to sell. After all they couldn’t convince you to buy their information if they said affiliate marketing is hard, includes long hours and you may never make a single sale, but buy my information anyway just in case your one of the lucky ones… right?
The Cold Truth About Affiliate Incomes
If your not familiar with article writing, web pages, html, hosting, servers, marketing, back links, SEO and many other subjects needed to master affiliate marketing, you may have a few setbacks. I am able to go from 0 to over $500 in my first month simple because I understand all these concepts already and can dive right in. The only thing I was missing was the recipe to get free highly targeted traffic. Now im not an overnight millionaire and $500 may not seem like much, but many of those who will end up trying to make an affiliate income will never see a penny. I even read a story the other day of a guy who has been at it for over 9 months, who finally gave up because after almost a year of research and development, still never made a single sale.
Affiliate Income Resources
If you really want to get started in affiliate marketing I can recommend the following information. There is a really great primer on affiliate marketing provided by a guy named Ryan Moran. He spent over 4 months putting together a video series that is called TAG or The Affiliate God. His online course is 100% free and its a great introductory to affiliate marketing. He breaks it down to 4 weeks of learning but you can jump ahead if your a fast learner.
If you have a little money, then I would recommend signing up at Wealthy Affiliate. Its a great online community of which I am very active in. So is Ryan Moran the creator of TAG, and also Travis Sago who developed the step by step guide to The Bum Marketing Method which is currently putting about $500 a month extra in my pocket with no advertising or hosting expenses.
Lastly there is one more great resource I would like to share with you that can have you making money by the end of the week. This person has helped many people get their first affiliate sale and she is also very active in the wealthy affiliate forums. She has an active blog called Pot Pie Girl and she developed a method called One Week Marketing. I have never seen so many first time affiliates make a first sale before, but using this method I seem to see new posts thanking this method every day.
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