Take an inventory of yourself.
What exactly do I mean? Sit down with a pen and paper. Write down things you have plenty knowledge about. Maybe its a former profession or maybe its a hobby. Write down what you did well and have a good knowledge base about it.
Maybe you are good at training dogs or cats. Maybe you teach belly dancing. How about a sport? Do you golf? Play Tennis? Bowl? Can you give good advice about it? What can you sell along with your knowledge on this subject? Do you have a passionate hobby? Maybe you are an expert at winning video games. You have knowledge on how to get firm abs? Are you crafty? Do you knit or crochet? Do you build things?
Find something you are good at or have plenty of knowledge. Most important? It would be better to choose something you like or enjoy doing. Wouldn’t you want to work in a subject matter that pleases you and not forced upon you? Maybe you are passionate about the environment. The ” Go Green ” movement is growing fast. Homemade items and products are on the rise.
Do you know how to bake or have a good knowledge of recipes? You love movies and know an encyclopedia full. Write down everything you think you are good at doing or have a good bit of knowledge. If you have several listed you need to get your list down to at least one to start with at this point.
You grow the best eggplant or tomato in town. You have the best homegrown Roses in the neighborhood? You know how to put solar panels together? Repair a roof? Fix a car? Planning weddings?
If you cannot get your own list ask you family and friends what they think you are talented in doing or have a good bit of knowledge about.
You need to question yourself if you are cut out to do online business. I was a former Paralegal and going into Online Marketing was a total new world to me. I did have some advertising background that helped but if you have never done affiliate work you will find a new world right at your computer.
You have to be prepared to LEARN. You may have heard you can make money online for little or no money. I am not going to lie to you. I heard the same thing. However, you will need some money to build your affiliate business. How much depends on you and what you learn. Once you start learning it never stops. What I mean is Internet Marketing constantly changes due to the consumer and their purchasing habits.
The internet itself changes day by day. Rules, Regulations and Laws change constantly from the government to the vendor or company you work for as an affiliate.
Google plays a big role and as a leader in Search Engines. The ever so changing Google rules and regulations will keep you on your toes. Google is known to be the keeper of your website future. That is if you decide to build a website.
One of the most important things you need to learn are the FTC Rules and Regulations (See Category: What Do You Do First). The Laws. The laws covering how you send email to how you sell on your website. You don’t want to learn by mistake as it can be costly to you and your business much less your online reputation. Laws were not created to be broken. I assure you must heed these Laws and Rules to maintain a safe and secure website for your customers.
You want to make your customer happy. Why? Because he/she bought from you. Because you want him/her to buy from you again. You have to keep a good rapport with your customers.
Set some goals for your business. Stick to your goals and see them through. I’ve included a few goal setting, motivational and meditation books below which are good reading for building your goals and keeping them. I’ve also included meditation books as we all need to set aside stress for success.
I wish there was a golden nugget I could give you so you would instantly know everything there is to know about affiliate marketing but it just doesn’t exist. There is no magic button to push to make money online. You have to learn. One of my favorite sayings “Be a Sponge.” “Soak Up Everything You Can Learn.”
I wish you much success and happiness. Do not hesitate to contact me or my team should you have any questions.
by JC Hines, JandMGlobalMarketing.com/net All Rights Reserved 2015-2016
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