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Affiliate Marketing Newbie - 3 Tips to Jump Start Your Success

By Robert Schimmel

The worst thing you can do as an affiliate marketing newbie is to allow your newness to the business prevent you from becoming the raving success that is waiting in the wings. There are those who have been dabbling at affiliate marketing for years who have not yet become successful just as those who launch their first campaigns to find the success they desire right out of the gate. Most newbies fall somewhere in the middle of this scenario. If you want to jump start your success as an affiliate marketing newbie, put some of these tips to work for you.

1) Discover your niche. Your niche should be something that is near and dear to you because you will be spending an extraordinary amount of time learning about, researching, reading, and networking within the niche. It should also be a niche that people are passionate about and, more importantly in this economy, are spending money in. The more you know about the niche to begin with, the easier it will be to network, blog, and write about it. Although there is no rule that says you can't be extremely successful in learning about a niche that you are marketing from the ground up. Just be prepared to spend even more time researching.

2) Find your hungry market. It's not enough to simply build a website and expect the traffic to come to you. That isn't how it works. In many cases you have to go to the areas of the Internet where your target audience is hanging out and hand feed them crumbs to make them hungry for the bread, butter, and meat you have to offer them.

3) Give people on the Internet a way to find you and the products you have to offer. In other words, establish your presence on the World Wide Web and carve out a little spot for yourself and your niche. Create a brand and work hard to get the word out. This is one thing that the average affiliate marketing newbie fails to do adequately and can make all the difference in the world to your success. You can do this by creating a website, Squidoo lenses, blogs, social networking, forum participation, article marketing, and pay per click advertising just to name a few. There is something you can do on almost any budget that will get the word out about your affiliate marketing venture.

It is not necessary for you to become an expert in order to make money. You will find that an affiliate marketing newbie is born almost every minute online (if not more often). Your goal as an affiliate marketing newbie is to find your own success so that one day you can move on to help others get through this exciting and frightening stage of the affiliate marketing life cycle.

Robert Schimmel has worked in the area of information technology for 18 years and currently runs a growing affiliate marketing business.

If you are an affiliate marketer, or would like to enter the world of affiliate marketing, and are interested in Robert's primary resource for the latest affiliate training, tools and strategies please visit http://www.affiliatetrainingnow.com

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