Many affiliates are not making any money with the programs they promote because they are simply making a lot of mistakes, which prevent them from bringing their affiliate marketing business to the next level.
The right affiliate strategy can help you make your first sale in one week, or more. It will depend on how much effort you put into the battle.
Follow these seven days to affiliate marketing profit and you should do well, and see your first affiliate sale very soon. When I saw that blueprint for the first time, I was skeptical; but when I saw commissions in my affiliate account, I knew that the process was working perfectly.
The problem is not in the process but with the affiliate marketer who didn't set a clear goal with a plan and didn’t take action to achieve the success that many other super affiliates are enjoying.
So here is the plan that you must follow if you want to make your first commission in affiliate marketing. . . next week:
Day 1: Find a profitable market
Finding a profitable market is where most affiliates fail and then give up. It's not their fault, but nobody takes the time to explain that.
When you are starting, it is better to start with a huge market that is already profitable, like golf, weight loss, finance, self-help, beauty, sports, fitness. . .
Start by researching what those people want, what they are searching for on the Internet. For that, you will need a keyword research tool like Goodkeywords.com or Yahoo search marketing tool.
Day 2: Find an affiliate product for this market
Before finding the product, try to identify the needs of your targeted market. Your chosen product must be excellent; and you want to have a good commission that will reward you, motivate you and cover your affiliate campaign costs. You can start with clickbank.com or cj.com.
You must verify the sales page to see if it will convert your visitors into sales.
Day 3: Know and understand your product
Know that the goal of the affiliate is to pre-sell and not to sell. The merchant must sell his product, not you.
You should pre-sell (capture and warm up) your product to your subscriber. For that, you need to know the benefits of the product for your subscribers, and the best way to do that is to own the product.
Day 4: Prepare your advertising plan
Prepare your material: ads, articles, where you will advertise this affiliate program: Start with articles and pay-per-click traffic via Google Adwords.
Day 5: Prepare yourself to capture your prospects
You must not send your visitor to the merchant page, but you must capture his name and email address first, to secure your future affiliate commissions.
Day 6: Write your killer follow-up material
After capturing his email address, the pre-written message in your autoresponder will do the work for you and close the sale.
Day 7: Drive tons of traffic to your lead capture page
When everything is ready, start to advertise your affiliate program. Actually, you will show your lead capture (also called opt-in or squeeze page) page to the world, and take your future buyer's email address. One of the most effective ways to advertise it is to write articles.
Remember: the affiliate marketing process works, and it is perfect. But it will not work without you. So take action, and when you start to see your affiliate commissions, you will know that it is working; and you will be able to master the affiliate marketing game and become a super affiliate.
Franck Silvestre is an active affiliate marketer who loves to teach others how to make money online. Learn how YOU can make a living with affiliate marketing when you visit: Affiliate Marketing Blueprint. Visit The Affiliate Blog .