Guest post from Sam Bakker …
Many internet marketers get online in the hope of making money however a lot fail because they don’t take the time to first of all learn affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is an essential step in a beginner’s development in the internet marketing industry and without the knowledge of how to become a successful affiliate marketer it is very difficult for a newcomer to sell their own products.
My first real venture into the info product sales industry was about 3 years ago now. I decided that I would launch a fitness product with a friend of mine. I had learnt in some courses that in order to make a lot of money online you had to own your own products so that is where we started.
1 year later and thousands of dollars wasted our rocky road had come to a close, we failed dismally because we did not take the time to first of all learn affiliate marketing and become effective in the market. In this article I am going to tell you the reasons that you need to become successful in affiliate marketing first before you decide to venture off into other parts of internet marketing.
Many people who get online don’t understand the fundamentals of internet marketing that they can learn with affiliate marketing. They don’t know how to create a squeeze page or build a list, which are two of the most important parts of running an online business. As a result of not building a list as an affiliate, most new marketers end up hitting their head against the wall of information overload and procrastinate not knowing what to do next.
Building a list will give you the opportunity to first of all discover whether or not the niche is a profitable one, what people respond to and most importantly what people in the market most want. Once you know this information then you’ll be able to create a product round it (When your list is big enough) that you know will successfully sell.
If you are new to internet marketing don’t make the same mistake I did but instead start your marketing career by learning affiliate marketing and overtime you will ensure your success.
Sam Bakker has been in the internet marketing industry for the past 7 years. If you would like to find out more information about how you can become a successful affiliate marketer then you can sign up for Sam’s newsletter and free guide to creating a website at his internet business website Moderncogs.com.