Hello and welcome to a nice, easy, helpful read! I know the pain of searching for information on ‘affiliate marketing for beginners’ and ‘how to start affiliate marketing’ and ‘how to make millions through affiliate marketing’ (because it really IS possible!). The info overload can be pretty confusing and will likely give you a sore head.
But you’ll no doubt quickly see the potential to make a LOT of money, and you’ll no doubt be keen to get started on earning hundreds, thousands, tens and hundreds of dollars, pounds, Euros or whatever your currency is from affiliate marketing. But where to start? What method to use?
Some of you might be here right at the start of your journey so let’s have a quick look at the basics…
What is affiliate marketing and how does it work?
The first thing to say is, affiliate marketing is not a scam!! It’s incredible that some people think this is the case, as it’s a very simple concept in practice across the world. More than 80% of brands employ affiliates to help them sell, including the big hitters like Amazon, Apple etc.
You know how a store on the street sells a product and gets a commission for doing so? Affiliate marketing is exactly the same. Except you don’t need any stock, don’t need any premises, don’t need to provide any customer service, don’t need any staff…
You’re just promoting the product or service through your computer, mobile or other device, through a blog like this one, or a YouTube video, or through social media, to give a few examples. And if anyone buys after first clicking on your unique link to take them there, you’re the one who gets a commission.
I’ve seen commissions range from 1% to 100% (and more with some bonus schemes) so the variety within affiliate marketing is huge. But where will YOU fit in?
How to start affiliate marketing
I’m breaking things down into two areas – and then looking at one of them for you today.
Firstly, most people will start their affiliate adventure on zero or very few funds. Nine in ten of these people will give up in their first year, discovering that it involves more work than they thought. If only they could have shown more ambition and patience, they might have been rich by now!
Starting off without funds, perhaps even without a website, means that you’ll likely be promoting less expensive products or services, and picking up welcome affiliate commissions, but not major figures.
There is nothing wrong with this slow-build approach, and many of the wealthiest affiliate marketers today started off this way.
However, they’ll all tell you that as soon as they started earning some money, they invested in themselves. They took courses, they joined affiliate schemes, they learned more and more until they became so successful… they started teaching newbie affiliates themselves!
Which brings us on to the subject I’m focusing on today…
Learning affiliate marketing from the masters
As you’ve been searching through the internet for information, you’ll have noticed that the quality varies. It’s that old saying in life – you get what you pay for. And there’s a lot of truth in that.
Naturally, the best advice on affiliate marketing success comes from the very people who have achieved the most success. I’m doing ok myself thank you, but I bow down to the greater experience of the affiliate masters we’ll be looking at here.
So the deal with these people is, they don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk, and now they’ve gone back to the talking part to teach people just like yourself, how you can make millions through affiliate marketing… and be just like themselves.
You’ll want to get earning instead of learning, but the learning part is essential and can take a while if you listen to all the great people who have enjoyed some success, but not MEGA success.
The differences in being trained by the masters are mainly two-fold. One, you’ll get fast-tracked to a hopefully very successful career in affiliate marketing, meaning you can live your dreams sooner, whether that be quitting your job, travelling the world or whatever.
Secondly, as you should expect, their expert help, advice and training will cost more. It’s an investment in yourself, it’s about learning the tools of the trade, the tactics of the millionaires and billionaires. So you’re going to get that money back many, many times over in just your first year, in all likelihood.
Not everyone can start by investing in a fast-track route to success. But if you want to learn from the people at the top of the affiliate game, and pretty much guarantee quick results, read on!
How good is the super affiliates training?
You’ve got to remember that these super affiliates don’t just thrive because of their results, they grow in stature because of their reputation.
You may have seen internet reviews for some of this training. The reviews tend to fall into two camps, brilliant or terrible. Want to know why the latter exists? A very negative practice by some affiliates to attack everything about the training – so that they can promote their own instead. So beware misleading reviews.
Like I said, the top affiliate marketers make more money based on results and reputation, so if their training isn’t very good, word is going to get around, their status falls and others get in ahead of them. Are they going to let that happen? Of course not! Which is why they give you all you need to be as successful as they are.
This is education. This is training for a career. A career as a super successful affiliate marketer. If you are going into higher education pretty much anywhere in the world, you are going to pay thousands, tens of thousands, for that privilege, to learn from the experts over a number of YEARS before you launch your new life.
The courses we are talking here cost hundreds, not thousands, and give you a fast track education over a matter of WEEKS.
And if you follow all the advice given, there is no reason why you can’t start earning big time not only after you’ve finished the course, but as you go along.
So let’s look at two of the major options here – ClickBank University and John Crestani’s Super Affiliate System.
What is ClickBank University?
ClickBank is the number one affiliates platform in the world. More than 100,000 affiliates and vendors (the people you act for) have been paid out more than $3.5 BILLION.
And get this affiliate marketers – ClickBank has created more than 1,000 millionaires.
So we understand, ClickBank is the most successful affiliate marketing platform on the internet. Thousands of successful affiliate marketers are getting direct deposits paid to their bank accounts every week.
But others are struggling to earn a decent income from affiliate marketing. And they’ve spent hours chained to their computer, constantly trying to learn new techniques and tips from videos and blogs. It can be exhausting and demoralising.
And this is why ClickBank created ClickBank University. With the new, improved and updated ClickBank University 2.0, students learn the proven, success-certain strategies, tactics and principles that have worked for tens of thousands of other ClickBank affiliate marketers around the world.
Everything is designed to get you up and running as a ClickBank marketer. From the people who know what they’re talking about.
ClickBank University is the ONLY learning platform that trains you exclusively in becoming a successful ClickBank marketer – BY CLICKBANK THEMSELVES.
ClickBank University gives you the training, blueprints, roadmaps and the latest methods to reach your goals.
ClickBank University’s (CBU) creators are Justin Atlan and Adam Horwitz.
Who is Adam Horwitz and who is Justin Atlan?
When ClickBank wanted someone to write their training course for them, they turned to two young entrepreneurs, self-made affiliate marketing millionaires, Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan.
Adam made his first six figures on ClickBank when he was just 20 years old. He had the top selling product on ClickBank, making more than $1million in just a week. He now runs a seven-figure business.
Justin made his first million dollars as a ClickBank publisher with his own products, and aside from his ClickBank University work, he runs a company providing private consulting services to six, seven or eight-figure clients.
The duo launched ClickBank University with this goal of walking you through everything you need to know about getting rich from using ClickBank – in just eight weeks. That’s a lot shorter than a college or university course!
The training is very thorough but easy to follow.
What Is the Super Affiliate System?
The Super Affiliate System is John Crestani’s expert affiliate marketing course. John sets you up with funnels and portals that are proven to work – because he has proven them to work, so much so that he’s now a millionaire.
As with ClickBank University, the lessons come in video form, and if you’ve ever caught John before on YouTube, you’ll realise that he’s passionate about affiliate marketing and knows everything there is to know! You couldn’t hope for a better mentor or teacher.
Step by step he’ll work you through the processes that have brought him so much success. If he can do it, so can you, using his methods and techniques.
Notably, John uses easy methods to get started. The first method is designed to help you earn your first affiliate commissions within 2 hours of signing up!
John also supplies a forum for affiliate marketers taking the course, so you can share experiences, advice and bounce ideas off each other.
An extremely useful resource of support.
Who is John Crestani?
John Crestani was 21 when he dropped out of college and travelled to Thailand to work out where he wanted his life to lead.
He read a book that made him realise he could earn a living online, instead of struggling along the 9-5 treadmill.
He started by selling items on eBay, before moving to a marketing agency and learning about pay-per-click advertising (one of his specialities) and affiliate marketing (another of his specialities!).
These days, John makes a living marketing products like the Super Affiliate System for people like YOU who want to follow in his wealthy footsteps.