Here’s How to Start Affiliate Marketing for FREE!
– Wanna get started with affiliate marketing for free?
In this video I'm gonna share with you
five actionable steps
to get started with affiliate marketing for free today.
No money down, no money up front, you got nothing to lose
so keep watching, stay tuned.
Hey, what is up guys?
Odi productions here and I am back.
It's been at least a week since I've made my last video.
If you guys missed it, in my last video
I taught the best ways to get started
with affiliate marketing on any budget.
So whether you have no money, whether you have $100
or up to $1,000 I teach the best ways to invest that money
to get started off on the right foot
with affiliate marketing and in this video today
I'm actually expanding upon that first method
which is how to get started for free,
how to get started without any money down.
You basically got nothing to lose, there's no risk.
I'm gonna teach you the best way
to get started today for free
and I'm gonna give you guys five actionable steps
on not only getting started
by how you can successfully create
an affiliated marketing business
for basically no money down.
Now, it's important for me to say
that if you are getting into this
you're gonna be at a disadvantage compared to people
who are willing to invest some money up front.
So it'd be naive of me to tell you
if compared to investing 100 to 1,000, $500
you're gonna see the same amount of results
or success quicker
than people who just get started for free.
So just wanna put that little disclaimer out there
but still, you can still get started today.
There's nothin' to lose so let's get right into it.
So I'm gonna put the time stamp right here
if you wanna skip right to the steps.
Before that I did wanna just give
some life updates real quick just to update you guys
on where I've been and what I've been up to lately.
Life's been pretty crazy.
I think I said that in my last video too
but my last video I introduced my new apartment here,
as you guys can see.
I got the little guy, Taco.
If you guys haven't met him yet this is my pup, hi Taco.
He is adorable and he's so awesome.
Taco, he's a French bulldog.
He's about 11, maybe close to 12 weeks old now
but he's just a little angel.
Look at him, oops.
Anyways, so today I actually just got off a call
with an NFL player, Stepfan Taylor
who actually is the leading rusher, running back
for Stanford in college football
and he played for the Arizona Cardinals as well.
So as you guys can see right here I got the clip
kinda saved right here.
Maybe I'll throw the clip in here right now
where you guys can see a little bit,
introduce him a little bit to the channel.
Hey what's up guys?
Right now I just finished a call with Stepfan Taylor
who is right here.
We've been talking on Skype.
– What's up, what's up, what's up?
– [Odilon] Yo, how's it goin?
– Good man, it's been a good call.
– [Odilon] I'm glad, I'm glad to hear it man.
Did you get a lot of value from that?
– I did, I did.
I appreciate it man, you know.
We got some things cookin'.
– [Odilon] Yes, sir, yes sir.
Yeah, me and Stepfan here, we got a couple,
we're schemin' up low key.
We got some business ideas that he presented to me.
And this guy, I mean he's got a lot of great ideas
but this one that he's gonna be goin' after
is gonna be, I think is gonna be a huge hit.
It's gonna be a success.
But yeah, I'm glad to connect with you man.
It's really dope to be able to connect with you.
And how exactly did you find my channel
and the course and everything?
– I found it on YouTube.
Literally, I don't know what I was watching
but I saw on the screen,
because I've been interested in marketing things like that.
So I'm always doing some learning, so I clicked it
and I was like huh, then I shot you a DM on Instagram
saying I appreciate that transparent content
and you know, I bought the course.
– Yes sir.
Man, that is awesome, that's crazy.
You played for the Arizona Cardinals,
he played for the Stanford Cardinals.
I thought that was kinda funny, playing for the Cardinal.
But yeah, this is insane, he's in the course,
and we've been working together on this mentoring
and he's interested in the affiliate marketing.
And you know, so it's been pretty awesome.
So, alright man, thanks, appreciate that.
Just got off a call with Stepfan Taylor.
We talked affiliate marketing
because he is actually a student of mine
in Affiliate Marketing Champ.
So no joke, an NFL player is in my course.
He DM'd me on Instagram.
He's a paid student.
He joined about a week ago and it's just so crazy.
So I'm gonna put that clip right there
so you guys can watch that.
So aside from the interview with Stapfan Taylor
I was in Scottsdale for about a week
on Thanksgiving vacation with my girlfriend
and her family (squeak toy being compressed)
hey Taco, keep quiet.
I was there for a week, it was beautiful.
It was my first time in Scottsdale.
I've been to Arizona before but only Phoenix
and Scottsdale is just, it's amazing.
There are so many nice sports cars.
The weather was beautiful.
It was just a great place to be.
So I'll show some clips here from my trip
that I recorded on my phone or something
but it was a great time and shoutout to my girlfriend
who also unpacked my entire place.
In my last video there was a bunch of huge boxes right here.
Everything's cleaned out now.
I made it a little messy, that's my bad.
I kind of made the place messy again
but she unpacked my whole place so shoutout to her.
But yeah, so basically, ya know,
just got back from vacation.
I've been connecting with a lot of people lately.
It's been pretty crazy but it's time
to get on to the meat and potatoes of this video
and it's just to jump into the five steps
for how to get started, I'm gonna use the whiteboard,
with affiliate marketing for free.
Let's get it.
Alright guys, so we are gonna hop onto this whiteboard
and I'm gonna start with step one
for how to get started with affiliate marketing for free.
So step one right here, as you guys can see
is you need to choose your niche.
Alright, so step one is choosing a niche.
You have to come up with basically the topic
or the market that you want to go after
for your business.
So choosing a niche is gonna be a tough decision
for a lot of people who are just getting started
and here's my advice for that.
I get a lot of people who ask me,
should I choose something that I'm passionate about
or should I choose something
that is more explicitly profitable?
And my advice for you, if you're just getting started,
especially if you're getting started for free,
is to just go after a niche that you are passionate about,
at least for your first business.
Now I'm not saying that for every business that you create
you should just straight up go for passion
over let's say profit.
But for your first one, specifically the first one
I think it's okay to go for your passion.
So for me, my first affiliate marketing business
is RecordingNow.com, which I actually have right here
on my headphones, you guys can see the logo Recording Now.
And you guys can visit the website right now.
It's a home recording website.
So that's the niche that I chose was home recording
for my first affiliate marketing business.
And the thing is I didn't do any research
when I went into home recording.
The reason why I did it is because honestly
I just love making music.
I like producing music and I happen to already have
this knowledge in that industry
which gave me a competitive advantage.
And so for you if you happen to know something
or you're passionate about something,
chances are you have competitive advantages
such as more knowledge and expertise
that you can utilize in your business
that will allow you to create better content,
it will allow you to basically serve your audience better
if you are knowledgeable about a certain subject.
So again, one thing I wanna say
is you don't have to be an expert.
A lot of people think that okay, but I'm not an expert.
I like doing this but I'm not an expert,
I'm not an authority.
Well the thing is you don't have to be an expert, guys.
You just have to know enough to teach someone else
or to help someone else.
So honestly, it's a limiting belief
to think that you have to be the world's leading expert
to teach someone something because it's not true.
You can start today, you don't have to be an expert,
but you know, keep learning, keep going,
and eventually one day you will become an expert.
So number one, choosing a niche.
Go with something you're passionate about at first
it's something you have a competitive advantage in,
and number two it's simply because you won't get burned out.
Now the problem is if you go after something
that you're not passionate about,
so let's say you go after something like laser technology.
Alright, I don't know anything about lasers.
I don't really care for lasers
but let's say it's extremely profitable
to talk about lasers, okay?
And if I go into this
and I start creating content about lasers
and I try some products that I know nothing about
in the laser industry I'm gonna get burned out
because frankly I don't care, it's not fun for me, ya know?
You wanna do something that is gonna fulfill you
and it's not just financially but fulfill you
in a sense of having fun, in a sense of giving you
a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment.
So number one, go with something you're passionate about
so you don't get burned out
and something that you have advantages in already.
So step number two.
Your next step, this is how you get started for free,
this is the key step right here guys.
Writing it down, step number two.
Boom, start a YouTube channel.
Boom, that's the key right there.
If you wanna get started for free
you have to start a YouTube channel.
There's no other way that's better
than creating a YouTube channel for many reasons.
So traditionally what you would do
if you had let's say 70 to $100 to spend
you actually only need about 70 bucks
to create a website these days,
which is actually what I taught in one of my last videos,
which I'll link to right here.
Where I taught a college student
how to get started with affiliate marketing for $100.
Usually you'd have a website.
That's the best way to get started.
But you could also just create a YouTube channel.
So I usually recommend if you have the money
to really create both the website
and the YouTube channel and combine it,
that's where the magic happens.
However, if you have no money, you're dead broke,
you can start a YouTube channel.
It's free, it's completely free to get started.
It doesn't cost you anything,
creating videos, posting videos.
It doesn't cost you anything to post a video.
This video I'm posting right now it cost me $0.
I'm gonna upload it today.
It's probably gonna reach thousands of people
and it didn't cost me a single cent,
it didn't cost me a single penny.
So that's the beauty of YouTube
and you know,
I know there's gonna be a lot of resistance right now.
There's gonna be some of you who are saying
I don't know how to create videos,
I'm shy, I don't wanna get on camera.
Listen to me, listen to me right now, level with me.
This is the best way to get started
and there are many things that you can work around
when it comes to making videos.
And if you have weaknesses, like let's say
you don't like being on camera
you don't have to be on camera, guys.
If you watch my review videos from my headphones
from RecordingNow.com and these videos
have gotten hundreds of thousands of views,
there are plenty of videos, actually in not a single video
do I share my face.
In fact, I just do a voiceover.
I do voiceovers and I feature the headphones in my hands
but I never share myself, I never show my face,
nothing like that.
So you could do that.
Another way is you could hire someone,
you could hire someone to either make these videos for you
or take care of the video editing
if you're not good at that.
The only other option is to outsource.
You need to outsource it to someone else.
If you don't wanna make videos
you have to get someone else to do it.
Now, the thing is if you're broke, if you have no money
to spend you can't pay anyone to do the videos
so you have to make 'em yourself.
And ya know, there's gonna be a lot of resistance here again
but trust me, this is the best way and I'll explain why.
Because when you create a YouTube video
and you create a YouTube channel
you can get traffic to your content for free, for free.
YouTube, if you look on the right-hand side
there's a bunch of videos there, right?
Those are suggested videos.
And it doesn't cost anything to have a suggested video.
And if you create videos about certain topics,
a certain subject and someone,
let's say there's a viewer on YouTube,
they're just browsing around
and they're already watching stuff
that's in your market or topic your video may pop up there
and that's the beauty of it.
You can get views for free on YouTube
and it doesn't cost you anything to create this content.
I mean, if you have an iPhone
that right there is your video camera.
You don't need to buy an expensive camera.
All you need is a smartphone that can record video
which is all the smartphones these days.
And they make some pretty darn good video quality as well.
So no excuses, start a YouTube channel.
It's the best way.
If you don't wanna do the YouTube channel
you have to create a website.
However, it costs some money to make a website.
About 70 to $80 to get started with a website,
that's probably the cheapest you can get started
and honestly that's what I recommend.
But you know, this video is about starting for free.
So we're getting real scrappy, we're bootstrapping right now
so we gotta do the YouTube channel.
That's our only option.
So number three, after you've chosen your niche,
after you've started your YouTube channel,
so number three and four these two steps are interchangeable
but basically you have to join the affiliate programs.
So the one that I always recommend for beginners
is called Amazon Associates.
If you haven't heard about it,
it's Amazon's affiliate program.
If you ever see, if you ever see links in YouTube videos
for products you know if someone does a review video
and then there's Amazon links in the description,
chances are those are Amazon Associates links.
Which is the largest affiliate program in the world
where you can basically link to any product on Amazon
and earn a commission if someone purchases anything
within 24 hours.
So pretty cool stuff.
You have to join the affiliate program
and that's why we have to create the YouTube channel
because when you join the Amazon Associates
affiliate program they ask you for a website.
Now if you don't have a website
you can actually substitute it with a YouTube channel.
But what you wanna do
is you wanna make sure that YouTube channel looks lived in.
You wanna make that YouTube channel look like
it actually has some decent content on there.
You don't just wanna have an empty YouTube channel
which is why steps three and four
are kinda interchangeable because step number four
is to create content, right there.
So this would be videos.
If you had a website, content would be blog articles
or posts but for a YouTube channel
the content that you create, they're videos.
And so what you wanna do when you create this content
is you wanna create content
that gets people in that buying phase.
So what does this mean?
Basically when people, they wanna buy something.
Let's say they wanna buy a new pair of headphones, right?
What do they do?
They go online and they do research.
They read and they watch review videos, right?
So they read, they watch reviews, they watch comparisons.
You've seen these videos, you know?
Stuff like top five headphones, bluetooth headphones of 2017
stuff like that, right?
So this content is extremely powerful and effective
for selling products
because it directly speaks to people
who are in that buying phase.
Now there are some people, the phases of selling
are like researching, there's buying,
there's people who are ready to make a purchase,
then there's people who are just discovering a topic.
So you don't necessarily want to reach people
who are looking up, what is bluetooth, right?
You wanna be reaching people who are looking up
what are the best bluetooth headphones for $200 in 2017?
That's what you wanna be targeting
rather than a very general topic, right?
So basically you wanna create content
that gets people in that buying phase
because it's gonna be so much easier for you to sell
if someone is already willing to buy,
you just need to give them that gentle push
to get them to make that purchase.
So step number four, that's content.
And in that content you put the Amazon Associates links.
You put your affiliate links in the description
of the content and it's very simple.
And I have a tip for you guys to increase your clicks,
increase your sales.
If you do have these videos, you're creating this content
you have the links in the description.
Make sure in the video that you mention
and you tell people directly to click the link
in the description, why?
Because for some reason people like being told what to do
and you know, you may disagree with that.
A lot of people, maybe you're a rebel.
But psychologically human beings like being given directions
it makes things easier.
You know, you don't have to think as much.
So for this kind of content, what you wanna do
is you wanna tell people to click that link
in the description but also provide an incentive.
Now, the incentive that I usually go with
is hey, if you'd like to save some money,
if you want a discount
then click the link in the description
to get the lowest price available.
And Amazon usually has the lowest prices anyways
so by saying that and giving that incentive and initiative,
telling them to take action, it's so much more effective
than putting the link up there and then not speaking on it
on your video, right?
So that right there, golden nugget.
Number five, step number five of our five steps
to starting an affiliate marketing business for free.
Step number five, this right here is going to be,
I'm just gonna call it distribution
but let me expand upon that.
So distribution, there ya go, distribution.
So actually in my call with Stepfan earlier today
we discussed content and distribution.
So there are two sides of the coin,
one of them is you need to create content,
content that sells.
You need to make good videos that get people to buy,
that get people excited to make a purchase
that get people sold, basically.
So you need to create really good videos.
Now number two, the other side of the coin
or the other side of the ball is distribution.
You have to distribute this content
because you could create
the greatest sales video on the planet
but if nobody watches it
how many products are you gonna sell?
Not a trick question, it's very simple.
If your video gets seen by zero people
chances are you're gonna make zero sales, right?
So the question is pretty simple,
it's pretty straightforward.
How do you get traffic to your content?
How do you get eyeballs in order to get those sales, right?
So I get this question a lot, probably almost daily,
and I get people asking me how do you get traffic
to your content in order to get sales?
And there's a lot of strategies here
and I teach some specific strategies to my students;
however, basically it's very simple guys.
There's two ways to get traffic.
One of them is organic,
one of them is how to get traffic for free.
And you know, there's a ton of different methods
that you can get free traffic; however,
it's not as effective as paid traffic to be honest with you
and just to be straight up.
Because when you have no following,
a lot of people ask, how do I get no traffic
with no following?
The secret is paid traffic.
You have to pay for it and you know,
beggars can't be choosers.
If you don't have a following,
if you don't have any subscribers,
you don't have any followers
and you're creating content, no one's gonna watch it
you know, unless you use free traffic methods
or you pay for it.
Now, I'm a big believer in you gotta pay to play.
I'm a big believer in investing in your business
so I think that you should use paid traffic
to get results much quicker.
However, this video is about starting for free.
So let's double down on the free method
which would be you need to just promote
in as many free channels as possible.
And this involves basically bootstrapping
and getting scrappy with it.
It means gorilla marketing tactics.
So it means stuff like going on forums, right?
And going on YouTube comments and not spamming.
You need to avoid spam at all costs
because there is a way to do free traffic; however,
it's not in being spammy
or basically throwing up your links everywhere.
The way to do free traffic is as much as possible
if you can provide value to people
and if you can make it as organic as possible,
so that means giving before taking,
you gotta give to get, then do that as much as possible.
So if you're on a forum for example answer questions,
help people out, provide a perspective, say thank you,
appreciate people and they are more likely to you know,
scratch your back in return versus people
who just ask, they just take, take, take.
They're like hey, I need this, I need that, help me,
help this, help that.
People are not gonna wanna help you
if you're not willing to give them something in return
or in the first place.
And one of the key laws or ya know techniques
in influence and persuasion is reciprocation.
That's giving someone something
without necessarily asking for something in return
right then and there but just giving.
Because the more you give the more value you give
the more you're gonna receive in the long run
and that's the best way to go about things.
Don't chase the quick buck
because that's honestly gonna hurt you
more than it's gonna help you.
What you wanna do is you wanna give as much as possible
in order to get.
So that right there, that is my views on free traffic
is you have to make it as organic as possible.
That's the keyword, organic.
Don't make it seem like a sale.
If people know that they're being sold to
they don't like it, right?
So instead, why don't you actually try
and provide some real value to people and help people out.
That way everything comes so much easier.
So distribution, again since the problem is
we're kinda limited here since we are talking about free
you're not gonna be as effective as someone
who has the means to do paid traffic and invest in ads.
And it doesn't even have to be that much.
It can be $5 per day and that could literally land you
dozens if not hundreds of views.
Honest, think about that.
If you do come up on some funds,
you do want to invest in paid traffic,
and I can't get into that in this video,
it would literally take me hours to discuss my strategies
for paid traffic.
This video is just a quick primer on basically
giving you guys a five-step strategy
on how you can get started for free today.
So anyways, that wraps up the strategy.
I hope you guys enjoy that.
I hope you guys got value from it.
If you did please right now, thumbs up
and comment below letting me know
or else I'm not gonna know, I'm not gonna hear you,
and the more likes and comments this video gets
the more I'm gonna create content just like this
and keep making those affiliate marketing videos.
So if you guys did find value in that, you know,
take two seconds to give it a thumbs up and to comment
but that wraps up this video.
One last thing that I wanna way
is I wanna touch upon the course
because so many of you are interested
and you're messaging me every single day
and commenting about the course.
But basically things have been pretty crazy in a good way.
We now have hundreds, hundreds of students
and I mean the diversity of the students is insane.
Like I said earlier, Stepfan Taylor.
We got NFL player in the course.
I have these YouTubers
who have close to half a million subscribers
who actually just joined the course as well
and who I'm working with right now and mentoring.
I got Iman Gadzhi who is a 17-year-old entrepreneur
who specializes in personal branding
and social media marketing
who has made over $300,000 at 17 years old.
He's in the course as well.
So basically things have been pretty crazy.
I've been making a lot of really cool connections
and the best part has been the results
that my students have been seeing.
So I just wanna share this with you guys.
One of my students, his name is John.
And he posted this yesterday.
He posted this picture.
He has been in the course
for I think just a couple weeks now
and he just made and launched his website.
And as you guys can see here in a one-week span
November 21st to November 27th 2017,
in a one-week span he sold over $600 worth of items
on Amazon with a 20% conversion rate.
So it's pretty nuts.
These numbers to some people,
they may not be that impressive, ya know,
but to me this is amazing.
This guy just got started and he had no experience,
no background, and he just created
his first affiliate marketing website and business
and is getting sales.
He sold over 20 items in a one-week span.
And this is nuts to me
because this is just the beginning for him.
And I know that if he sticks to this and he keeps working
I mean that's gonna be 10 times as much,
100 times as much one day.
So it's really insane for me to see these students
getting results in such a short period of time
because for me it took me so long to get my first 20 sales
and people are doing that in a week.
And I have other students who actually have earned
over $1,000 from the course alone
in just about a week or two span.
So again, I never preach get rich quick,
and my course is not for the people
who are looking to make a quick buck, it isn't for you.
It's for people who are looking to make a long-term business
and brand that's gonna last for months if not years to come.
It's gonna make you money on vacation
just like it did for me
when I was in Scottsdale, Arizona last week.
So if you guys are interested in the course,
again I mentioned in my last video
that the price is going up
and I'm about to increase the price by Friday.
So I said Friday in the last video,
it's gonna be this Friday that I'm gonna be increasing
the price of the course
because I'm gonna be wrapping up the email marketing module
which I'm expanding upon.
But yeah, so basically it's been a great ride.
So many connections, so many cool people
have been in the course have been sharing their stories,
have been sharing their results and success.
So it's been so great and if you guys are interested
shoot me a message or hop in there
because I'd love to work with you,
I'd love to see you in there.
So, anyways, appreciate everything guys.
I wish you a great rest of your day.
I hope you guys stay productive and you stay positive.
Alright, catch you guys in the next one, peace.