Best Affiliate Marketing Training Course

Best Affiliate Marketing Training Course

It’s a pretty daunting task when you decide to turn to the internet as a way to make some passive income,  put yourself through university, supplement your retirement income or seek that lifestyle that you have always wanted.

When I first looked to the internet with a goal of making enough money to buy a new truck, I was faced with a multitude of income generating opportunities, some legitimate and many outright scams. The one money making technique that stood out to me as legit was Affiliate Marketing. I had looked at everything from drop shipping to Network Marketing,  but I always found myself back looking at Affiliate Marketing.

I liked the fact that the success rate and investment to income ratio was much better with Affiliate Marketing compared to Network Marketing. I also liked Affiliate Marketing over Drop Shipping because I wouldn’t have to deal with handling product delivery, returns and refunds.

When I finally hammered out that Affiliate Marketing was the right fit for me, the real work started. I quickly found out that making the decision to go with Affiliate Marketing was actually the easy part of getting my Start online. What I realized over the following months was that, finding the best Affiliate Marketing training course that would allow me to reach my goals was going to be a lot more difficult than I could have ever imagined.

Affiliate Marketing Training Platforms – Wolves In Sheep Clothing?

Here’s the problem, it’s not easy to find an Affiliate Marketing training course that will actually deliver positive results, they all claim they will, but my experiences show that they don’t!
Prior to my breakthrough online in 2009 I like many experienced broken promises by Affiliate Marketing training platforms claiming that their training courses would be the gateway to success. I do admit, many of the Affiliate Marketing training courses had elements that I did benefit from, but most that I tried, fell short of putting it all together to ensure my success.

The biggest issue I experienced besides lack of support was investing in tools and services that really weren’t needed to make money online. The only one making money from tools and services that were pitched as a “must have” were the Affiliate Marketing platforms themselves. I literally threw away thousands of dollars on tools and services that I realized over time were not necessary to make money as an Affiliate Marketer, I could have bought my truck outright with the tools and services I wasted money on.

Resist The Urge To Buy Affiliate Marketing Tools And Services

There were many obstacles I faced when I was new to Affiliate Marketing, but a few that stand out were platforms pushing paid traffic sources that cost me close to $2,000, when I hadn’t yet built the infrastructure to convert any paid traffic that I did get.

I was also told that I needed an autoresponder when my website was new and wasn’t generating any significant traffic yet. I could have saved at least 4 months of autoresponder fees if I new what I know now. I bought into one program that offered one on one support from a mentor which proved to be a joke, this experience cost me close to $1900.

I was a real go getter which these platforms used against me. I bought expensive memberships, over $100 a month, thinking that the more I paid the better my chances of success were which isn’t the case at all. Next I swung to the other end of the spectrum and went cheap, $27 one time fee to see how that would work for me, hey, I couldn’t lose. Well, I did! Low cost Affiliate Marketing training providers are low cost for a reason, they don’t offer the basics, they don’t offer quality support, this is why they are so cheap.

Over the years I have worked with many new Affiliate Marketers and the main thing that I stress to newcomers is, keep your costs down, keep it simple. Some listen to my advice and some don’t, the ones that succeed are usually the ones that don’t pile on the monthly fees. The Newbies that load themselves up with costs are usually the ones that fold from the financial pressure.

What Should You Be Looking At For Affiliate Marketing Training Course Costs

When you are looking at what you actually need to make money as an Affiliate Marketer I think you would be surprised to know that you need very little in the line of tools and services that you will need to fork out money for. Here is a list of tools and services that you will need when you first start out, this list will change a bit as you expand your affiliate business, but that’s a ways down the road.

WordPress Website builder – Get everything down to the autoresponder for as low as $29 a month in one package.

[icon type=”glyphicon glyphicon-ok” color=”#81d742″] Training

 Hosting

 Keyword tool

 Support

 Content creation tool

 Autoresponder (Free under 2,000 subscribers)

 Image providers (Free if you know where to look)

 Graphics Tool ( Free at Canva and Design Wizard)

 Button generator (Free at Da Button Factory)

There are many Affiliate Marketing training course options that will include all the above as perks in your membership, what you need to know is, most of this stuff you can source out for free, yet some outfits make this sound like these are costly perks they are throwing in with your membership. The problem arises when they want you to pay for these perks in the way of higher membership fees.

Support Is Key To Your Success

I can’t overstate how important quality support is to your success in Affiliate Marketing is. I know for me, if I didn’t have the support I did I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here writing this post. I am not talking Facebook groups that are so common these days with Affiliate Marketing training providers. You know why Facebook group support is so popular, it has no cost to the Affiliate Marketing training provider. For the most part, these Facebook support groups leave inexperienced people asking questions of each other with just one experienced staff member popping in now and again. This is not a great support mechanism.

Community support can be good if the training platform has a large membership, if they don’t, you will have a hard time once again of getting any experienced members to help you with your questions. The platform that I ended up using had a huge community of close to 2 million members with varying levels of experience and capabilities. This platform also offered incentives to members to help other members and had staff to help also, quite a unique and highly efficient support system.

My Parting Advice

It took me longer than I would have liked to break through and find success online, it also cost me a lot more than was necessary. If you keep what I mentioned in this post in the back of your head you will get your breakthrough a lot sooner and with less cost than I did. Here’s a recap that you can use to find the right Affiliate Marketing Training course for you.

 Cheaper onetime fee offers are cheap for a reason. The way that onetime fee courses are cheap is the lack of support offered. If you think of it this way, support is the most expensive component to offering the training.

Don’t saddle yourself with costly monthly fees for tools and services, you will crush under the financial pressure before you have given it your best effort.

Look at the actual training and techniques offered, not the tools!

Support is the number one thing you need to look at in any Affiliate Marketing training course. One on one training doesn’t exist. Think about it, if someone spends all their time with you that’s not a very profitable venture is it? This is why there is no such thing even when people say there is!

Understand that your effort, commitment and perseverance are the main ingredients to your success.

I hope this post helps you find the right Affiliate Marketing program that will lead to your success online. If you want to ask me any questions don’t hesitate to contact me directly or leave a comment below, have a great day Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

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