BEST Ways to START Affiliate Marketing for Beginners!
In this video I'm gonna share with you
the absolute best ways to get started
with affiliate marketing, no matter what budget you're at.
So whether you have $0 and you wanna get started for free,
I'll teach you the best way to do that today.
Whether you have $100, I'll tell you the best way
to invest that Benjamin, to get the most bang for the buck.
And if you have up to $1,000 I will teach you the best way
to invest that money, so that you have the right tools
to get started with affiliate marketing.
Hey, what is up guys?
ODi Productions here, I am back, it's been over a week,
and I wanna just let you guys know
why I took a very short hiatus and where I've been.
Life has been crazy lately, I've been super busy,
and there's two big major life updates that's happened to me
that I wanted to share with you guys today.
So the first life update is just my surroundings.
If you guys look around, let me just do a quick pan,
I just moved into a brand new apartment.
I'm the first person to ever live in this unit
and it is as you guys can see, a corner unit.
Still living in Chicago, best city in the world,
I'm from San Diego originally for you guys
who don't know my background or my story.
I was born and raised in San Diego
and I went to UCLA for a few years,
actually until I was a fourth year
where I had a three five GPA my senior year.
Dropped out of UCLA to pursue online business
and entrepreneurship, and it's been about two or three years
since then, and honestly, can't complain.
So basically my channel, if you guys are brand new,
if you're a new visitor or subscriber,
basically I'm a full-time entrepreneur.
I'm 24 years old, my name is Odi, go by ODi Productions,
and this channel is all about teaching people
how to get into online business entrepreneurship
and make passive income through affiliate marketing.
So if you guys don't know what affiliate marketing is
watch all my other videos because you know,
I'm gonna get more in depth with this video.
However if you're brand new, you never heard about it,
basically affiliate marketing is just referrals.
You refer people to products and services,
and you get commission if they purchase through your links.
So that's as simple as I can make it,
but basically to get on with this video,
that first life update is the apartment
and I'll give you guys a quick, quick tour
because you guys deserve one.
But the second life update, which I'm so happy,
so proud to share with you guys, is this guy right here.
Check him out.
Taco, Taco, hi!
Hi Taco, say hi!
This guy right here, his name is Taco, he's 10 weeks old.
He is a French Bulldog also known as a Frenchie.
He is cream-colored and he is absolutely adorable,
and he is just so amazing honestly.
You know aside from the new apartment and everything,
he's brought me so much joy in such a short period of time.
He's so great but he's still a puppy,
so you know he's still learning a lot of things,
but you'll see him in a few of my future videos from now on.
He'll probably make guest appearances,
but he's officially gonna be the mascot for my channel.
But to give you guys that quick, quick apartment tour,
if you guys wanna check this out we'll start here.
We'll start with the front door and then we'll move in.
So walking into the apartment, I got all my stuff right now,
it's a little messy but if we take a quick left right here,
guys check out this bathroom.
Got some of Taco's stuff right here
but basically you got this white marble on the shower,
this mirror you know, I'm not trying to flex on you guys,
but this mirror is a couple racks right here, no joke.
This, like literally this mirror is,
I don't know how much it cost
but it's pretty, pretty pricey.
But it is the nicest mirror I've ever seen.
I am a mess right now cause I just moved in today.
I literally just moved into my place today.
It's been so crazy but I wanted to make this video
for you guys cause I'm dedicated and I want to share this
with you guys because honestly, you guys are you know,
a lot of my success comes from helping other people
and basically I wouldn't be here if it wasn't
for all the customers and the people who I've helped.
So anyways as you guys can see,
pretty epic view right there.
I mean corner unit, floor to ceiling windows everywhere.
Here's the kitchen, super dope.
I mean you got the Gordon Ramsey stove top
right here with the range.
I mean I'm not chef but looking pretty official right now.
Here's the balcony, I'm gonna step out real quick,
it's getting a little chilly here as we head into winter,
but actually it's not too bad, it's about 50, 50 degrees.
So this is my balcony look out below,
check it out, it's nice to get some fresh air.
Especially cause never really got
too much fresh air in my old place.
But let's go back in here, so yeah this is the living room.
Pretty large, it's a lot bigger than my old place,
if you guys have seen my other videos.
Now the view is amazing, but my view at my old place
is the best in Chicago, in my humble opinion.
I've toured over a dozen of these apartment complexes.
But here is where the magic happens.
Just kidding, here's the bedroom.
I got my queen bed, got the bed frame,
waking up to that it's gonna be pretty nice,
lots of sunlight.
And here is my closet, which is way bigger than…
Way bigger than my old closet.
This one's actually walk in, my old closet wasn't,
but you've got so much room here, it's crazy.
Someone could literally sleep here honestly,
if they wanted to.
Anyways, that's the quick apartment tour.
I'm sure I'll get into more of the apartment later
in future videos.
Maybe I'll do an official tour
once all the furniture is set up.
I mean everything's a mess right now,
I literally just moved in this morning.
So anyways that's it as far as life updates goes.
I just wanna to keep you guys informed
cause a lot of people,
if you're interested in my personal life,
and you wanna know what's going on,
you wanna see my lifestyle, this is it right here guys.
And 100% funded by affiliate marketing,
which is all I do.
I don't do any sort of other online business
other than affiliate marketing.
I don't do drop shipping, or Amazon FBA,
or stocks, or anything like that.
I really just chose one thing and I stuck to it
and honestly if you just focus on one thing,
you specialize, you become a master, you become an expert,
then stuff like this can happen to you with time.
Anyways, let's move on the actual advice.
Let's move on to the meat and potatoes of this video,
which is, "What is the best way
"to get started with affiliate marketing?"
Alright guys, so I get this question literally every day.
Every day, every day, it's every day bro,
I get this question, people messaging me,
"Hey man, I like your videos, blah blah blah.
"I just wanna know, what's the best way
"to get started with affiliate marketing?"
Well, first of all, sarcastically what I wanna say is,
"If you've watched any of my videos I give you so many ways
"to get started with affiliate marketing
"and I literally have videos where I teach people
"how to get started with affiliate marketing."
However, this video had to be made
because the question's gonna keep coming up,
so this will be my definitive answer
for anyone who asks me, "What is the best way
to get started with affiliate marketing".
I'll tell you right now, and I'm gonna tell you guys
three ways actually, because I'm a generous guy.
No I'm just kidding, I'm gonna tell you three ways
because people have different budgets,
and people come to me all the time
and they have different budgets.
The most common one is probably people who are broke
or they say they're broke, and they either don't have a job,
they're a college student they don't have much money,
and they wanna get started though.
And the good news for you is
unlike a lot of other online business models,
such as drop shipping, such as Amazon FBA,
where you do need to invest up front to get some product,
to get your Shopify website up or whatever;
you can get started with affiliate marketing for free.
Free, $0, free 99, it doesn't get better than that.
There's no other online business model
where you can get started completely free,
as in nothing, nata.
So yeah, there is that.
So I'm gonna tell you guys the best way
to get started with that and then after that
I'll teach you the best way if you have about $100,
if you have a Benjamin.
I'll teach you the best way to invest that.
And if you have up to $1,000, so let's say $500 to $1,000,
I will give you the absolute best way to get started
if I were to get started literally today.
Alright, let's get it.
Alright method number one for people who are dead broke.
You have $0 or you don't wanna spend anything.
This is how you get started with affiliate marketing.
Step one, start a YouTube channel.
There you go.
Step two, upload videos on that channel,
that are related to affiliate products and content.
So this can be reviews, it can be comparisons,
it can be tutorials, but basically you wanna create content
that is going to promote these products,
whether directly or indirectly,
and then you're gonna promote them
through your YouTube channel
because YouTube is completely free to start.
Now, what are the benefits of starting a YouTube channel?
Alright so, people ask me, "What's the best way?"
This is the best way guys, this is the best way.
You need to start a YouTube channel
because the other methods, using stuff like ClickFunnels,
which does cost $97 a month after your free trial runs out.
You can get started with YouTube for free today.
You have no excuses and for people who are like,
"Ah, you know I'm shy, I don't wanna make videos."
Suck it up, cause you're asking the best way
to get started with affiliate marketing.
I'm telling you the best way, it's YouTube, why?
One, it's free, two, it's a video advertising,
which is the most effective form of marketing these days
and it is the future of advertising.
It's video guys.
So everything is headed this way, YouTube's completely free,
and then on top of that, number three,
for YouTube the thing is, you can sell people so much easier
through video and YouTube will actually get you views
for free, depending on the quality of your video.
But YouTube will actually drive people
and get traffic to your videos.
So you know, if you do videos, you'd do like a review
on an Apple MacBook Pro, you could have zero subscribers,
but if your video happens to be good,
they could make it a suggested video
and over time you can gain some organic traffic,
and start getting views over time
if you keep making this good content,
promoting it through whatever free methods you want to,
or paid, and basically over time,
you're gonna be getting views
for every single video for free.
Cause you'll get subscribers,
you'll get people who watch the suggested video
who are just browsing on YouTube, so many ways.
But basically you get a lot of organic traffic
so it's pretty crazy, and honestly YouTube for me
has been such a huge component of affiliate marketing
because video sells people so much easier
than sending them to an advertisement and to a landing page.
So I'm a big proponent of YouTube
and if you're getting started today,
start a YouTube channel.
You can do so many different ways.
So I already mentioned that you can do reviews,
you can do comparisons, you can do tutorials.
Now another way you can do it is through personal brand.
Now, I'm seeing a lot of these channels pop up lately,
but they're very effective.
Basically if you are an entrepreneur
and you're getting into this to basically
go full time into entrepreneurship and online business,
you can start a personal brand YouTube.
Now this is a YouTube where you actually showcase
your highlights, your failures,
your journey, and your successes
with entrepreneurship, and online business.
And through this, you can actually become
an affiliate marketer for many different
entrepreneurship tools, such as Click Funnels,
Shopify, all sorts of different things.
Jungle Scout is an example for anyone
who's familiar with Amazon FBA.
You can promote any of these tools
as an affiliate through your YouTube channel.
So that right there, great, great, great way honestly.
You can honestly take this to so many heights and
you can earn so much this way, if you do it the right way.
If you invest and you make quality videos like this
and you know, you invest in your camera,
you practice, you practice your video editing,
you make it better, then you can
really, really earn a full-time income
with affiliate marketing if you work hard.
So anyways that's number one.
So start a YouTube channel if you have no money.
You have no money, for anyone who's complaining
that they don't wanna make videos or whatever, suck it up.
Beggars can't be choosers.
You asked for the best way if you're broke, YouTube, done.
Let's move on to number two.
So number two, if you have $100.
Now I already made a video on this and what I'm gonna do
right now is I'm gonna direct you to that video,
but I'll give you a quick synopsis right here.
So number two is you're gonna start
an affiliate marketing website,
and the type of website that we're gonna create
is called a niche authority website.
Now these days it's possible to make a website
for less than $100, much less, probably closer to $70.
You can have a full, functional, custom website
that looks good, it's ran on WordPress,
and it's basically, it has a custom domain
so it doesn't say .wordpress.com, or .blogger.com,
or .teachable.com, or anything like that.
It literally just says blah blah blah dot com,
that you choose.
So this right here is the best way to get started
if you have some money, because when you have a website
it opens up so many doors
in the world of affiliate marketing.
When you have a website you can get approved
into the affiliate networks.
Much easier when you have an actual, legit website.
Now if you only have a YouTube channel chances are
you might not get into certain affiliate networks.
So that's something that you have to watch out for.
So that is my advice, now the video,
I actually have a video on my channel.
You guys are so lucky, I just made a video
I think two uploads ago,
where I walked a college student,
I walked her step by step, my friend Sam,
how to start an affiliate marketing website,
an affiliate marketing business for less than $100.
I actually show that step by step, by step.
So I'll link it right here, you guys can watch that.
If you wanna invest a little bit,
and I honestly recommend that you do
if you have at least $70 to spend,
create an affiliate marketing website.
Create a YouTube, combine them, boom.
Honestly that is a great, great method right there,
and that is the best way to get started today
if you have little to no money.
Whether you have no money at all,
you have $0, or you have $70, start a YouTube channel,
start an affiliate marketing website, combine them, boom.
Alright guys, the third method
for how to get started with affiliate marketing.
This right here is for if you have,
let's say between $500 to up to $1,000
to invest in affiliate marketing.
Now I think that there really is diminishing returns
if you surpass the $1,000 investment,
because with affiliate marketing one of the biggest benefits
of this business model,
is you don't have to pay for products or services.
So there's almost no expenses.
The only thing you do spend for
is a little thing called advertising,
and maybe for certain online tools
such as ClickFunnels, whatever.
But basically if you go past the $1,000
there's not much to really buy other than more ads,
which is good or bad depending
if you know how to actually run profitable campaigns.
If you don't know how to run profitable campaigns
you could spend $10,000 and lose money,
or make no money, break even.
But basically if you have up to $1,000
this is what I would do.
I would, if I were starting from zero,
if I were starting from scratch today,
and I knew nothing, 'ope sorry Taco.
I accidentally bumped into the little guy.
What's up Taco, how's it going?
Guys, real quick take a look outside,
look how epic this sunset is, look at all those colors.
It's getting dark right now, starting to get nighttime,
but just gonna show you guys a little bit of the view.
I mean my last view from my last place
is the best in Chicago but
I am not complaining at all today.
But anyways, back to the video, okay.
So the third method, this is what I would do
if I had between $500 to $1,000.
So the first things I would do is,
I would do the first two things,
I would start the YouTube channel,
I would do either a personal brand page
or I would do sort of focusing on reviews
in a certain niche, such as let's say tech,
which is actually my first company for anyone who's new.
You guys don't know that I started recordingnow.com,
that was my first affiliate marketing website and company,
and that specialized in home recording,
and I actually eventually landed on the niche
of doing headphones,
and doing professional headphone reviews,
which you guys can watch on my channel
to get an example of that.
So yeah, I would start a YouTube channel
focusing on a certain niche,
so that you can promote certain affiliate
products and services in that niche.
Now number two is I would create the website.
So another example, recordingnow.com,
I actually made the website for that
and I combined it with my YouTube channel.
I would send people from my YouTube videos to my website,
so they can look at other content, other reviews,
and hopefully make other purchases or clicks
on my Amazon Associates links through my website.
So I would do those two things first.
I would get the YouTube down, I would get the website down,
I would get the branding down and everything.
Now the third step that's gonna take you one step ahead
or further away from all the other people
who are just starting out,
is you need to invest in a mentor.
You know, I've said this in so many videos.
So many videos and I keep coming back to it
because it's true, because it's real.
If you have the money you need to just pay someone else
to teach you their methods, their ways,
their plan, the blueprint basically;
because you'll be spinning your tires
if you just try and do things on your own.
Because the way it works is it's kinda like an engine.
So if you have all the parts for an engine,
let's say you have everything, you got all of the parts,
you got the best parts in the world.
You got a 2.3 liter Supercharger and you got this v8,
and I don't really wanna get too much into cars
in this video, but basically,
let's say you have the best components in the world
to make an engine that produces 1,000 horsepower.
Alright, you have all the ingredients,
so this is basically what people do,
is they go and try and find the parts.
They try and find the parts online.
And now this is what people try and do
when they look for all that free info,
is they look for all the parts, alright?
And they're like, "Oh okay you need to have a landing page,
"okay you need to run paid traffic,
"okay your paid traffic needs to have retargeting,
"you need to have an email list, okay blah blah blah."
So people are like, "Okay I have all the parts,
"now I should see the success",
but it doesn't work like that.
Because you could have all the best parts for the engine,
but if you don't know how to put it together
you're gonna make zero horsepower.
So you could have all the parts for 1,000 horsepower engine
but if you don't know how to put it all together,
you don't know how to work a wrench,
you don't know the plan, you aren't an expert mechanic,
then your engine's gonna produce zero horsepower.
It doesn't matter what parts you have.
It doesn't matter if you have a Supercharger
or a huge turbo, basically, if you don't know how
to slap it on the engine, it's not gonna benefit you.
So basically if you can invest in a mentor,
whether that is investing in their course,
investing in their mentorship,
investing in one on one calls with them,
investing in buying them lunch
so that you can pick their brain for 30 minutes,
investing in books, books like Kindle books,
books on Amazon, books from the library
to learn more about marketing, learn more about business.
There aren't really any books on affiliate marketing
specifically because it's such a new thing,
that they're not–
Everything that's read in books is usually kind of old
to be honest with you guys, cause books are on the way out.
But you can still read books that
are generally about business, marketing,
because affiliate marketing, keyword, marketing.
So if you know marketing
you know how to do affiliate marketing.
It's simple as that, it's just taken online.
So that's my advice right there.
If you can find a mentor and I'm not saying me,
I'm pretty busy guys.
I already have dozens upon dozens,
if not hundreds of students who I am already helping out,
and mentoring, and teaching my method.
So I don't need more students and plus,
I make money from affiliate marketing guys.
I'll be real with you guys, I do affiliate marketing,
and that's why you don't see me
desperate to sell courses or anything like that.
In fact I actually turn people away from taking my course
because I've gotten a good sense now when I message people,
and I respond to comments, messages.
I get a good sense if someone's looking for
a get rich quick, and the second that I realize
that they're looking for some sort of get rich quick,
done for you type thing, where they don't have to work,
and $1,000 will just appear in their bank account,
I say, "Hey you know what?
"This isn't for you, please carry on."
Honestly, I do that because I don't really…
You know I'm not hurting for the money
cause I already do affiliate marketing full-time,
I don't rely on it, but yeah.
So that would be my advice, use someone else.
Leverage an expert or a mentor's expertise,
his experiences, his mistakes,
his failures; leverage all that.
Because if you're gonna do it on your own
it's gonna take you five years.
It took me five years to get from zero to this point.
It's gonna take you probably
the same amount of time, if not more.
Because if you have no skills,
I actually had skills when I got started.
I had skills when I got into it.
I had web development skills, I already knew about sales,
I was reading all about business,
and it still took me a while.
So if you have zero skills today
and you don't have a blueprint, you don't have the recipe,
you don't know how to put the engine together;
it's gonna take you years just to get to a full-time income.
Just to get to that point.
And if we're talking excess or doing extremely well,
then it's gonna take you even longer than that.
So anyways, that is my honest, honest answer.
I'm telling you guys, you don't need to spend over $1,000.
If you have more money don't spend it
on buying all sorts of different tools
and running all these campaigns,
cause if you don't know how to run the right campaign,
or you don't know how to run paid traffic correctly,
you're gonna waste all your money.
You're gonna be spinning your tires
and you're not gonna get any sales,
or you're gonna get a very minuscule amount of sales
for the amount of money you spent,
which means a negative ROI.
So that is my honest answer, you guys asked it,
you wanted to know the best way.
Most people who ask me this are broke
and they wanna get started for free,
start a YouTube channel.
People who have about 100 bucks to spend,
start a YouTube channel and an affiliate marketing website.
And if you have $500 to $1,000 invest in a mentor,
and start the YouTube channel, and make a website.
Get your bases covered and yeah,
that's a pretty good foundation
for affiliate marketing in 2017 and beyond, alright.
Alright guys that wraps up this video,
I hope you enjoyed it.
If you found it useful please drop a thumbs up
and a comment letting me know,
because it means so much to me.
I personally read and respond to
as many comments as I can every single day.
So if you guys really, you know if you enjoyed this video,
please, please drop a thumbs up in the comment,
it takes two seconds and I appreciate you so, so much.
If you guys have any questions or comments for me,
definitely leave in the comments below.
So before I used to tell people to DM me on Instagram,
which you can still do today if you have a private question,
or you wanna ask privately at ODi Productions,
odi_productions, you can contact me.
But the thing is my Instagram is getting super backed up
so if I haven't gotten back to you I'm sorry,
it's not because I don't like you or anything,
but it's because I'm just super, super, super busy lately
with my personal students who are my number one priority,
and then you know, life in general.
Just moving and creating content for YouTube,
improving my course, adding new lessons, and everything.
So if I haven't gotten back to you, leave the comment below,
that's where I'll probably see it
and respond to you more quickly.
So last but not least,
for anyone who's interested in the course,
I got some good news and I got some bad news.
So the good news is
the course has been extremely, extremely, extremely well.
It's been doing extremely well,
been getting so many new students,
and I've been seeing so much success.
I've been seeing people start
their affiliate marketing businesses right before my eyes.
I have students who literally within two days
have an affiliate marketing website, business,
and brand all created, and done up,
and online within just like, two days.
And it's just blown my mind that these students who,
they're getting these results,
and they're taking this action,
they're getting these results.
It used to take me months to get
to the point that they're at,
that would take them just one week after taking my course.
So it's pretty crazy but the bad news is
the price of the course is going up
for the second time this Friday.
I already warned you guys that I would be
increasing the price of the course for a second time.
I've already increased it one time,
but I'm actually increasing it
for the second time this Friday.
And I don't know how much longer the course is gonna be open
because once I get a certain amount of students
I'm gonna cap it, because I wanna focus on those students
and actually help them achieve results and their success.
So if you're interested in the course,
if you've been looking at it, you've been on the fence,
you've been thinking about it, then I would suggest
you hop on that immediately
because the price is not only going up,
but it may close in the near future.
So that's just the truth, I hope you guys enjoy it,
figured I'd give you guys a heads up anyways.
Hope you enjoyed the video,
I'll catch you guys on the next one.
Take it easy, peace.