The Road to Success: The Proven Way to Build a Profitable Affiliate Marketing Business From Home

Making money with a web based business can be simplified into three easy steps.

1) Find a niche where there’s plenty of interest.
2) Build a list of people who are interested in that niche.
3) Find a product related to the niche and present it to your list.

Before we start talking about strategy, we first need to do some housekeeping. If you want to run a business, you must develop a business mindset. To do that, you must be willing to do some reading and thinking in a different way.

For me, I don’t have time to read so I download audible books from book sites that offer them. Instead of listening to worthless radio stations while driving down the road, I listen to audible books.

There’s something different that happens to you when you become immersed in creating wealth. After listening to several books and visualizing my goals, things started changing in my life. All at once, I started getting 10 to 15 hours overtime every week at my job. My paychecks were double compared to what they used to be. Then other opportunities presented themselves to me. I had to redirect my thinking from that of working at a job to running a home based business.

Below are some of the books that I highly recommend you check out. Keep in mind that some of these books may start out or become boring but… they contain vital information to your success so you need to follow through to the end to get the maximum benefit. I’m glad I did. Here is my recommended list:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Dr. Quantum Presents A User’s Guide to the Universe By Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D.

My favorite book is “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. It is recommended that you listen to it or read it once a month for several months. That’s exactly what I do.

Then next thing you have to do is set a goal. Write it down and look at it everyday. Visualize in your mind what you want to achieve. Example: “I want to make $1,000 a day by a certain date”. Be specific in what you want.

Now, back to affiliate marketing strategies.

There are several ways to find a profitable niche. One way is to check out magazines and see what sells over and over. Go to Amazon.com and check out the magazine section.

eBay.com is the largest “Buyers” search engine. Go there and check out the category section. There, you’ll find hundreds of niches.

Once you find a profitable niche that you are interested in, the next step is to build a one page website called a squeeze page. To do that, you’ll need to pick out a domain name related to your niche, get web hosting, and setup WordPress.

Once you have your domain name linked to your hosting account, you can setup WordPress and start building your squeeze page.

The next thing you’ll need to do is get an autoresponder to collect names and email addresses from your Squeeze page.

Once your squeeze page is setup with your optin form setup through your autoresponder, you’ll need to find a free gift to entice people to sign up on your optin form. There are several ways to get a free gift to offer. You can write a short report, or offer newsletters, a list of tips, some type of related software, trial offers, or an e-Course, Your goal is to find something of value to your potential customer that is low cost to you. Some affiliate marketing programs offer free products to giveaway in order to promote their product.

Next you’ll need to start driving traffic to your squeeze page. There are several ways to get traffic including Facebook Fan Pages, Google+, article marketing, pay per click, forum marketing, search engine traffic, newsletters, online giveaways, and several other social media tactics.

Get yourself and your products out in front of the online community. Contribute to online forums, Give valuable information away. Help people out. Once your name gets around the online community, that’s when people start following you as an expert. They’ll frequent your websites, blogs,and forums. That’s when they’ll start joining your list and buying your products.

The main thing to take from this is that in order to make money online, YOU MUST BUILD A LIST. Once you build a list, treat it well and it will treat you well. Don’t spam your list everyday with affiliate offers. Every so often send out some free useful information to your list. Give them knowledge and they’ll stick with you. When the time comes to offer your list a product, they’ll be much more receptive as they “know” you are a genuine person with genuine products that will benefit them.

When you do offer your list a product, you can promote affiliate offers but it’s best if you create your own product. The easiest thing to do is to write an information packed ebook. Or, you could create a video product about something that you do well.

So here’s what we’ve covered: In order to start an Internet marketing business from home, you need a one page website called a squeeze page. You’ll need a domain name and web hosting. You’ll need to setup WordPress. Also, you’ll need an autoresponder to collect names and email addresses from your optin form.

If you truly want to get on the road to success, you need to get started today. Read or listen to the books I’ve mentioned above, build a squeeze page and start building a list.