How To Setup With Affiliate Marketing The Right Way

JR Estrada |

Perhaps the most important aspect of your business is knowing how to set up affiliate marketing the right way. You can have the best product in the world but if the way you go about presenting it and your brand isn’t up to social and web standards you may run into pitfalls

Today we will discuss how to set up affiliate marketing the right way. Regardless of what you will be promoting or selling, the behind-the-scenes aspect of your business must be solid to ensure short and long-term success.

Affiliate marketing is NOT blasting your links into oblivion on social media groups or sharing fake income goals. Just because others are doing it, doesn’t mean you should too.

Very few people make life-changing income that way and those that say they do are actually generating that income from other high investment traffic sources. Read my article ” How To Spot Scams In Affiliate Marketing” to learn how to spot what programs and offers are legit.

Nowadays it’s easy to paste your picture in a screenshot of a commission and then share it on social as if it was yours. You will not see any Ray Higdon, Mike Dillard, or Russell Brunson sharing an income testimonial like that if at all.

This is not how you want to begin or build your affiliate business.

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Decide What You Want To Promote.

Why you decided to promote what you are going to promote is perhaps more important than what you. People get too hung up on fancy sales pages, fake testimonials, false promises, and inflated numbers that other people share on social media and websites.

If the “why” is not the motivating factor in your reason to do affiliate marketing then what will be ever-changing in your business?

It’s all about you and your computer. There is no one telling what to do next. No boss saying “Hey get going!”, and no time to “get off work”.

When your reason for doing this outweighs the reason to make money, then you will make money. Having a commitment to your “why” will steer you through the tough times that every business owner has so you stay consistent until you get your breakthrough.

Once you have a breakthrough and start making money with affiliate marketing then is easier to scale up and make even more money. How is that you may be asking? Just do what made you money on a massive scale. Duplicate it.


Why Do You Want To Promote It?

We covered this a little already but this point is so important because it will make or break your business. With that said I want to emphasize the power of mindset.

If you do not have a driving force other than the money you will not make it. People say money is their motivator but when you sit them down and get down to it their real motivator is the freedom that money gives.

The freedom to travel, help your family, solve problems, and buy that boat is really what the motivator is. It’s not the money it’s the freedom that money brings.

So when you understand that, then starting a new business, promoting another different product every few days or weeks just because the money is not coming in the way you want it and as fast as you want it, your focus is what the money will bring and not the money itself.

People are watching you to see how dedicated and consistent you are. If you are not then why should they be? Why should they buy from someone who isn’t clear on what they want?

You must be clear on your motives, and intentions and also clear that your success is also dependent on the success of others. When you are happy with what you are doing others will see that

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Have I Taken The Correct Training?

Now when you have the right mindset then this question will not offend you nor will you pass over it without digging deeper. I l lost count of how much money I spent on online courses over the years.

I have always been a positive person towards life but when it came to business online and what it takes to build one I thought I knew everything and that I only needed to stay patient.

Turns out I was taking the wrong training and was using the wrong tools making everyone else rich but me. I do not want that to happen to you, my friend. They say that success leaves blueprints, well so does failure.

From now on failure is not an option for you because you will have the right mindset and all the tools you need to build a successful affiliate marketing business online ethically and correctly.

Am I Using The Right Tools And Resources?

Now that we know what doesn’t work, what does work? It used to be that you had to have a subscription to every online tool under the sun. Nowadays with the advance of artificial intelligence or “AI” you only need one then maybe two or three tops to have all that you need to get yourself set up the right way with affiliate marketing.

To start ANY business online you need a website. Anyone who says otherwise is taking you down a rabbit hole. If you are going to be selling digital products, physical products, writing reviews, or whatever if your point is to make money then you want a place where people can come see what it is that you have to offer. Posting on social media will not cut it.

The sole purpose of social media is just that, to be social. The only benefit social media has on your business is when you share your content from your websites to social media. This adds a level of credibility to your business for those who follow you.

Those who are curious will then come back to your website or “hub” where you have their sole attention free from the distractions of silly memes. In fact, Elon Musk is quoted as saying that social media does more harm than good.

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How Can I Be Sure I Am On The Right Path?

When you start getting feedback whether bad or good then you know you are on the right path. Assuming you have the correct foundation which I am going to share with you how you can get it free in a few moments, any feedback, in the beginning, is good because you are getting people’s attention.

Recently while running a Facebook ad campaign, not posting memes but running an ad off of my business page I decided to tweak my audience a bit. Boy did I get feedback! It was mostly horrible!

People who have no clue who I am and what I do as soon as they saw my ad on their feed were commenting on how affiliate marketing is a scam and that so am I. I even had people insulting me personally who do not even know me!

But I also got a ton of other people who were more open-minded and understood how the online world works and since then have begun their journey with affiliate marketing the right way just as you will do.

Anyhow, I just changed the audience to eliminate the naysayers and I was off again. People who comment negatively usually also report you even if you are doing nothing wrong and that can cause a setback.

Anyhow the thermometer to measure if you are on the right track is engagement. That is all. Now you can take everything I just shared with you here and use it to research the gazillion tools and offers out there that say they have the best one.

But I want to invite you to a community of affiliates outside of social media where you will get the tools and support you need just like I did when I first started to get set up with affiliate marketing the right way.

JR Estrada is a bilingual freelance writer and experienced affiliate marketer. He enjoys sharing tips & tricks that will help you reach your business goals sooner than later.

2 thoughts on “How To Setup With Affiliate Marketing The Right Way”

  1. Affiliate marketing sounds complicated for newbies like me because most of us do not know how and where to start. Well, some may know but often times they end up doing it the wrong way. 

    Thank you for breaking this down in a simple way, making it easier to understand and apply. 

    From the get-go, affiliate marketers have to decide what products they want to promote and why. It can be easy to fall into the temptation to sell “high ticket products” but we need to think this through. This is where having the right training and motivation comes into play. 

    • Absolutely! I think where most people get hung is in the strategy. Most new affiliates are taught that if you just join A company you will make money fast

      Others are told you have to sign up people, which IS NOT affiliate marketing. Others think if they blast their affiliate all over Facebook and the get traffic “organically” which is another misconception also, 

      Grass roots affiliate marketing has and will be creating niche websites and adding your affiliate links. Most people just don’t have the patience to do it though it is the most rewarding.


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