Everyone starting out in the online world needs a guiding hand. If you are interested in online Affiliate Marketing you really need an Affiliate Marketing Guide, an experienced one at that. It might be you that needs a guide to continue on your marketing way. Maybe it is someone else just starting out that you can lead into a successful online career.
All of us can at times be guides. We can even guide ourselves with constant learning and research. Yep, life is about learning so let’s get to it.
No Affiliate Marketing Confusion Allowed.
One thing I have noticed during my internet and written research is how badly many instructions are written. A really good example are directions given with items you purchase and need to action yourself. An intense example of this happened to me.
In the late 2000s, we bought a DVD player and recorder. This was a well-known and respected brand. It turned out to be the biggest lemon we have ever bought. It ruined our former opinion of the company that made it. The instructions – well my partner is an electronics pro and he couldn’t get anything to work properly. He designs and builds this sort of stuff. He phoned the company representative here in Australia. And that fellow couldn’t understand it.
Finally, he got it working, sort of. Then one night the machine froze in the middle of a Dr Who. Sacrilege! He grabbed the machine and soon I heard some smashing noise. He took the log splitter to it.
Being a complete miser, this action showed just how frustrated he became. He didn’t even think of getting his money back!
Any object or project you work at can produce this kind of feeling if the directions are confusing. While Affiliate Marketing is promoted as fairy simple, the simplicity comes from good, clear instructions.
When you create your website you will get much further, when the instructions given to you are completely understandable. If your website is promoting the building of an affiliate site, you need to treat your referrals with the same clearness.
Motto: KISS (I don’t like the word representing the second S so here are the first three. Keep it Simple S. You can fill in the word yourself.)
This is my method of guiding others. Simple step by step procedures.
Simple Step by Step Procedures
How do you provide easy procedures? The best way is to write them for yourself. Find something you don’t know how to do and then write down the steps you take to learn how to proceed. Then very carefully read them and refine them to improve the simplicity.
I will let you know right now, I need to do this several times as very often I would have to learn the procedure and then wouldn’t need it for another few years. I did have varied work and couldn’t remember what I did the first time.
One thing this illustrated to me is that sometimes I can’t even follow my own step by step method nor read my own writing! So more refining happens. When it works all my work colleagues immediately started using my methods and not the ones that came down from above.
One set of work we did, had a new procedure written. It just didn’t work, so I sat down like the proverbial pooch with bone and went over it until I could figure it out. The way it was written, the first item was in fact the last one to be done. Great, hey.
When you do procedures do not forget the very basics (known in life as first principle method). Always start with these and never assume these are known and plunge in further down the line. Even those who think they know the basis, can use a refresher.
As for your referrals, many will be totally lost immediately. What you can do is mention that some will already know this stuff and you have a more advanced article to follow. That way some can skip ahead.
The Helping Hand Guide.
Affiliate Marketing is all about helping people get ahead with working on line and making at least a reasonable living.
You could get pushy or in fact a bit deceptive but you will be found out. All you need to do is research and find reviews of different Affiliate Marketing platforms. Some are blatantly pushy most likely scams.
Some operate on panic buying, ie this special only for 8 hours so don’t miss out.
What you need to do is be the gentle, well knowledged and positive guide. Many people out there who want to learn are not fools. It might take a while but once they realise what a great guide you are they will keep coming back to you.
Be precise and clear, offer your referrals a great learning base and guide them on their path.
Guide Them on Their Path
You will become their beacon so they can avoid the rubbish online (and we all know how much of that there is). They will learn to avoid the reefs and rocks of Affiliate Marketing in the nicest way.
The way I do this, in addition to my hard learned means of helping people, is with a wonderful, upfront and helpful group of people known as Wealthy Affiliate (WA). In fact many members call it the Wealthy Affiliate University.
Having been to university I fully agree with this and I find it a more fulfilling way of learning. There are a huge amount of members. Over a million in fact. And all are available to offer help.
Join me and find out how helpful WA’s founders, technical team and all of us, eager to teach you, members. (There are lots of us online at all times so help is just a keyboard away.
If you are interested in learning more about Wealthy Affiliate, I have written a review. I believe you will find it quite interesting.
It is a full review and you can use it to compare with other groups. One huge advantage is there are no add-ons. And you get a free trial run from which you will have a working website. You can remain free (less tools) or upgrade to premium. That price hasn’t increased since conception.