Any folks here done Affiliate Marketing

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by oregoncountry, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    starting with a free website or maybe still using a free website? I am so ready to go but cannot afford a lump sum of money. I would really like to hear from those that either have free websites or used them in the beginning. When I am successful, I will want to upgrade I am fairly sure of that. But for now, I want to start "moving" and yes, I can study as I go but I learn by doing and I really want to get started. I've researched free sites, inexpensive sites, and expensive sites. I could afford a low monthly payment but not a lump sum. Free sounds good to me to learn on. But I need to register my domain, sign up with a webhosting site and also, need a free site-builder.

    Any help will be appreciated[​IMG]

    denise in Sams Valley OR
    PS I thought sure I had posted this earlier but I went back and couldn't find my post anywhere. Sorry if it shows up[​IMG]
     
  2. garygoh

    garygoh New Member

    I hope the following straight forward guide suggestion would help if you insist on doing it free:

    Free sites - set up a blogspot, squidoo or hubpages

    Free marketing method - consider using article marketing by posting articles to Ezinearticles.com & etc (sign up for Travis's bum marketing method for step by step guide, but don't subscribe for the services recommended by him)
     
  3. BigD

    BigD New Member

    Hi oregoncountry,

    Did you mean that you wanted to join affiliate marketing with a free option or are you looking for a free website?
     
  4. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    I think he/she wanted to create web pages without paying a dime.

    garygoh has provided some info.
     
  5. jcmilligan

    jcmilligan New Member

    Denise,

    The best thing that has worked for me is blogging. Hands down! Pick a niche and just start blogging and adding content. Google loves focused and new content. Within just a few weeks I was at the top of the page on some keywords and getting traffic from google. So, I used those keywords and started to do more blogs around those keyword. Then you can start to add affiliate links all over and even write your own ebook for people to buy using paypal.

    It is great!
     
  6. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    jcmilligan: The best thing that has worked for me is blogging. Hands down!
    Thank you JC, I am really pleased with Google(the tools I've tried so far). I just happened to "start" a blog there about 2 weeks ago but dropped the ball. So it's in process and sounds like a good idea. Sounds much better than getting a whole website(free or not)going before I have much of a clue what Im doing, LOL!!

    Thank you much[​IMG] ttyl, denise
     
  7. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    BigD: Hi oregoncountry,

    Did you mean that you wanted to join affiliate marketing with a free option or are you looking for a free website?
    Hi BigD,

    getting into Affiliate Marketing with a free option sounds like it could be "get in now" pay later? I just wanted folks opinions on the whole, regarding their experience in starting out with "free materials" i.e. webhosting, sitebuilders[​IMG]

    denise
     
  8. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    cherie27: I think he/she wanted to create web pages without paying a dime.

    garygoh has provided some info.
    Hi Cherie, does my photo look like a guy[​IMG]?? I think I better rethink my choice of avatar if it does, LOL!! Nice to meet you[​IMG]

    What I was hoping for was folks with experience in setting up their business using free resources, minimum resources or some of the more expensive packages.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    garygoh: I hope the following straight forward guide suggestion would help if you insist on doing it free:
    This isn't an attempt to be cheap Gary[​IMG] It's an attempt to create income so I can have money to invest in something better on down the road.

    I do appreciate your info and I am going to take a look now!

    Have a great day, denise
     
  10. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    garygoh: (sign up for Travis's bum marketing method for step by step guide, but don't subscribe for the services recommended by him)
    By the way, thank you for this also Gary. I had read some of his stuff before. In fact I think it might be the first I read on Affiliate Marketing[​IMG]

    denise
     
  11. beckernpeeksmom

    beckernpeeksmom New Member

    oregoncountry-
    I haven't been doing affiliate marketing long, a bit over a month now, but the program I am using cost me $17 and I received a free website with it. You do have to pay for hosting about anywhere you get a site anyhow tho'.
    If that isn't exactly what you had in mind...a program... try using Homestead. I pay $6.99 a month for a website and they take care of my hosting also.
    I also use Squidoo, and I LOVE IT! It is completely free and it serves as a website.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  12. oregoncountry

    oregoncountry Member

    beckernpeeksmom: oregoncountry-
    I haven't been doing affiliate marketing long, a bit over a month now, but the program I am using cost me $17 and I received a free website with it. You do have to pay for hosting about anywhere you get a site anyhow tho'.
    If that isn't exactly what you had in mind...a program... try using Homestead. I pay $6.99 a month for a website and they take care of my hosting also.
    I also use Squidoo, and I LOVE IT! It is completely free and it serves as a website.

    Good Luck!
    Thank you so much! I will check out the websites.

    All the best in your new biz[​IMG] denise in Sams Valley OR
     
  13. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    You have gotten some great advice here! As far as blogs - I set up a simple blog on a whim here awhile back and it got traffic immediately - it was a niche that wasn't all drowned out yet - only problem was finding stuff to promote on it other than Amazon. lol

    I didn't pay a dime for it - I used Wordpress to do the blog on, linked it to products on Amazon, relating to the blog..and oh what the heck, I might as well tell you what it was about as I don't make tons of money on it anyways... it was on Twilight stuff... [​IMG]


    When the Twilight movie came out, I thought, hmmm... wonder if I could build a blog to get traffic and then later monetise... I did and it is my most visited blog - LOL

    I keep watching for ways to monetise it, but haven't found a lot so far except for Amazon...

    Moral of the story?

    Find a niche that isn't saturated yet , do some keyword research and pick good keywords to build a blog and Squidoo lenses - link them all together and link to Clickbank products or other affiliate products thru places like commission junction, linkshare, shareasale, etc...

    Won't cost you a dime unless you get a few domain names and even there, if you get a .info it is only $1.99 a year ...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    If you're a newbie and just beginning I suggest doing the 30 Day Challenge it's FREE and you will learn the basics of affiliate marketing. It's the best program for newbies online that is free. Do it before you start the site/blog. They will teach you how and start you off with Wordpress Direct. Just google 30 Day Challenge.
    Sonni
     
  15. BigD

    BigD New Member

    I haven't been in affiliate marketing for very long but there are some you can join free to see if it's for you before you commit and start paying - you obviously have to be careful though.
     
  16. garygoh

    garygoh New Member

    oregoncountry: This isn't an attempt to be cheap Gary It's an attempt to create income so I can have money to invest in something better on down the road.
    It is very possible to make sale without incurring any costs using Travis's bum marketing method. Just that you need to keep writing articles and submit it to EZA.

    Just to share with you, I set up a blog promoting colic calm product and have written less than 10 articles thus far, but I manage to make two sales without spending a dime though the commission is only $8.
     

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