The Internet is chock full of affiliate marketing training that promises overnight success. Many claim to have the one secret method to making money online. New article marketing methods and techniques abound throughout the internet that promises your financial freedom.
Searching for Affiliate Marketing Training
Before I decided to jump into Affiliate Marketing, I searched for and participated in various ways of making money and occupying my time. I tried direct sales, Multi-Level Marketing, retail sales, owned a retail store. They all required some level of knowledge. Knowledge that I didn’t have.
The same is true of affiliate marketing. There are many training courses that claim to offer unique material; but they all teach the same stuff. There are affiliate marketing training courses for identifying niches, search engine optimization, article writing, and list building, to name a few.
It is as if you are in the middle of the ocean with no compass or sextant. You have too many directions to choose from. You know that somewhere there is land, but you don’t know in which direction to steer.
So many training courses are out there that claim to be able to teach you how to make money online by using their approach. It frustrates and confuses you to the point of indecision.
Affiliate Marketing Training Options
Of course there many options available to you the internet marketer. There are many reputable experts and some not so reputable.
Just as there is no one magic bullet to making money online there is no one method of learning affiliate marketing. The following options may seem obvious to the experienced affiliate marketer. Nevertheless, new marketers are often overwhelmed by the many marketing training options available.
- Free training – Article directories often offer free training videos and courses. Some professional training sites also provide access to free training. The internet is another source. It is overflowing with free content. Forums are an excellent source of free training. Ask a question on a forum and you will get a myriad of responses.
- Professional training – If your budget allows, scour the internet and find a multitude of training programs and courses from one time purchase courses to monthly paid pay as you go subscriptions.
- Experience – Nothing, I repeat nothing, replaces experience as a learning tool. Do not be afraid to try something even though it may not work. You will learn what not to do. Too often, beginners freeze into inactivity because they do not want to make a mistake. Mistakes are the best teachers. As is often said, “Just do it.”
Regardless of which option or options you choose, do your due diligence. As I said earlier, there are many experts that claim to have the answer to making money online. But, remember that they too were once beginners and that what they have to offer is most likely a spin on the same basic information about list building, article writing, search engine optimization, etc.
For myself, I do and did all three options. In the beginning, with a limited budget, I started with free training and was quickly overwhelmed by the variety of subjects to choose from: how to choose a niche, how to build a list, how to attract customers, on and on and on. I focused on one topic, article writing, and learned enough to begin doing it. Then, plunged into it and started making mistakes which were my greatest teachers – experience.
Do not become overwhelmed by your choices of affiliated market training courses. Choose one topic and go for it.