The Affiliate Marketing Secret Recipe!
Is there really a secret to all of this?
That's a question I used to ask very often whenever I came across these guides that promised to reveal the "SECRET" behind the Lamborghinis and the huge Mansions that some of these GURUs used to showcase in their videos and sales pages.
18 years of my online experience taught me that "there is none".
But is there a recipe to succeeding in life?
There definitely is!
Don't believe me. Listen to what one of the greatest successes in Technology had to say.
You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream. - Michael Dell
So, back to the question - Is there a recipe?
There is. And that recipe is otherwise called a "FRAMEWORK".
So these recipes that we talk here are basically "Frameworks to Success" and this recipe here is about Affiliate Marketing - the best source of Passive Income on the Internet.
Let's get started!
Chapter –1: Word of Mouth - The FREE Advertisement
I had once gone to meet an acquaintance of mine, a Physiotherapist at his clinic. He was busy in a session, hence I sat there in his chamber waiting for him to come.
As I sat there, I looked around and was surprised to see that the clinic was full of patients.
I had not seen any advertisements of his clinic and nor had I seen him marketing his services. Then how come his clinic was full of patients. I wondered.
As he came out of his session and sat in his chamber, he looked at me and saw my inquisitive face.
"What happened? Why are you looking startled?", he asked.
"Where do you advertise your services that you get so many clients?", I asked.
"I have thousands of salesmen marketing my services for me throughout the city", he quipped.
He knew I was confused, from the look of my face. So he continued, "You see, every satisfied client that goes out of my clinic talks to a few of his friends, family members and acquaintances. Then whenever any of them needs a Physiotherapist, me and my clinic is the first thing that comes to their mind. My marketing is done".
"You see, that's called the word-of-mouth. It's a very powerful marketing medium and most professional business thrive on it. In fact, most of the consumer durables purchases that we make are also because somebody suggested a specific product. Isn't it?"
As I walked out of his clinic, I was thinking of the amount of business that people like me would have generated for this Clinic and any such products and service we have referred.
When Word of Mouth Makes You Money, it becomes Affiliate Marketing
Now imagine, if every one of these businesses that you had referred started paying you a percentage of the sales they made because of you, as a commission!
How much money would you be making?
What if, we put a framework around this entire "word of mouth" thingy and structure it to generate a consistent flow of income?
That's AFFILIATE MARKETING, for you.
And guess what. This framework helps you to do the work once and it helps you generate sales time and time again.
That's PASSIVE INCOME, for you.
To put all of this into perspective, I use a pagebuilder for most of my blogs and websites and I am super impressed with it. I simply love it and wouldn't trade it for anything else.
I have made thousands of dollars as commission recommending this page builder (Thrive Architect). I can do it because I cannot stop talking about it.
The only difference is that instead of talking, I write (One of the key elements in the framework).
Chapter - 2 : The Framework for Making Money with Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a proven business model and there are thousands of people around the world who are making a full time income promoting other's products and services and making money.
And this framework, is hence a proven method.
For anyone starting off, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Just follow what's already laid out and you could be on you way to Passive Income.
With me until now?
Wondering what this framework is?
Then stay with me and I will take you through each one of them in the next few chapters and will also share some handy-dandy affiliate marketing tips and strategies.
Now, if you want to call that "hand-holding", you are free to do so.
But then, keep in mind that I can only give you the FRAMEWORK. You will still need a DREAM to succeed.
Why would you need a dream? Is that what you are thinking?
Okay! let me explain.
Affiliate marketing isn't complicated as it is made to sound.
In fact, it is very simple.
You can start an affiliate marketing business without any investment, with no real time schedules like in a conventional business, and at the comforts of your home.
And hence, just like everything else that is simple, we tend to ignore every advice and eventually end up failing.
So in order for it to work, you need a strong reason that can drive you. Something that can keep you going and ensure that you are on track.