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How to set up an automated Affiliate Marketing funnel
A lot of people start out with affiliate marketing when they want to make money online. This is because it's a low-cost startup that can bring in a decent amount of money if you're a top referrer to specific companies. You'll likely start off with Clickbank or Amazons affiliate program, which are both good, but the big money doesn't start coming in until you run a bunch of successful affiliate websites that are all bringing in sales.
If you're starting from scratch, you'll need to do some specific things, and these don't involve you sharing your affiliate link within facebook groups like 99% of the other affiliate marketers out there lol.
First - Set up your website
What you'll need to do is purchase a domain that fits your niche then set it up on WordPress and get a premium theme that can be used multiple times. By spending a few extra dollars on a reusable theme you will save plenty of money down the road if you start becoming successful at affiliate marketing and want to branch out a bit more.
After you have your website designed, or purchase a theme, it's time to move onto step 2.
Second - Set up your email capture system
I would highly recommend you check out MailChimp since it has a low-cost startup option and you can pay it monthly. I think it was at $10 a month for the starter account, which isn't a lot at all considering the features you get with it, and after you get that started you'll need to sync it with your website.
There are plenty of popup builders and form builders out there that integrate perfectly with MailChimp by simply adding a string of code, like a license key, to the form you're wanting to work with. After someone fills out the form, they'll be added to your mailing list, and you can now send them newsletters each day or week but don't get too spammy or you'll see your list deteriorate.
Third - Set up 6+ weeks of newsletters
In order to get the biggest bang for your buck, you'll need to automate your newsletters for at least six weeks. This is because people tend to not convert into a sale before they've had six interactions with you or your site. It seems like a lot to do, but I have over six months of newsletters scheduled and I slightly edit them if needed, so remember to always add in content when possible to keep those newsletters fresh and always converting.
Fourth - Test Everything!
Before you launch anything you MUST test everything you possibly can. If your email forms aren't capturing anything, and you've just spent $500 on advertising, you'll be pretty disappointed in yourself and that could be a business killer. Instead, test your load times, test your email capture forms, test your links and make sure they're sending people to the right products, and make sure you are promoting your own affiliate URL and not a random one lol.
Affiliate marketing isn't the most difficult thing to do but the "Gurus" make it sound like you should purchase their $2,000+ course in order to learn everything. You can literally learn everything you need to know by searching through digital marketing forums and reading through discussions like this one. Don't spend an obscure amount of money so a "Guru" can tell you how they did it. Work on it yourself, learn it for free, and make more money in the long run. You'll have a better sense of accomplishment as well
Thanks for reading