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If you are looking for the best affiliate marketing training programs online, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information available. Affiliate marketing training programs, tutorials, eBooks and websites abound. However, not many are very helpful to the newbie affiliate marketer, for many reasons.
First of all, affiliate marketing is an incredibly competitive industry, and there is a lot to learn. An affiliate marketing eBook or program can only skim the surface of what you need to know, and will usually lead you to buy more “recommended” products. These are sales ploys, embedded within the pages of the so-called training manuals. For instance, imagine you just purchased an eBook that promises to teach you all that you need to know to make a fortune on Squidoo. You will probably encounter many industry terms that you don’t understand, such as “keyword optimization” or “niche marketing”. Naturally, the book would not be designed to teach you these vital skills, as niche marketing is not the topic of the book. However, once you have been made aware of how important it is to understand these concepts, the author of the eBook is more than happy to “recommend” a great product that will teach you all that you need to know. Of course the link to the author’s affiliate site is embedded in the pages for your purchasing convenience, and before you know it, you will be buying a product that claims to teach you how to make it big in these areas. Then that of course will lead you to something else, which will try to sell you something else. This can become extremely confusing, discouraging, and expensive.
Many times people join an affiliate program thinking they can throw together a quick website or blog and the sales will come rolling in. This is certainly not the case. To become successful as an affiliate marketer, you must learn the entire workings of the industry, including: how to choose a product and niche, the different types of affiliate marketing, how to perform market and keyword research, how to build a blog or site, Search Engine Optimization, the importance of relevancy, tracking your ads, and so much more. The idea that one eBook or training program can teach you all this is ludicrous. Also, the industry is changing so fast that most affiliate marketing training programs are outdated before they even become published.
So what is the solution? The best affiliate marketing training programs available are set up as online affiliate marketing schools. These schools provide various types of ongoing training tools such as: courses, eBooks, audio and video files, tutorials, one-on-one coaching, and more. One such school- which is actually an online affiliate marketing university- provides its members with all the necessary tools of the trade, including: pre-built websites, website builder and free hosting, keyword analysis tool, competition spyware, rapid-writer article writing software, complete niche research information and PLR articles within the chosen niche, (saves the affiliate hundreds of hours in research and data analysis), and more. These schools also include a member’s forum, where support and guidance is offered freely by successful affiliate gurus who enjoy helping others become successful, and are willing to mentor, answer questions, provide suggestions, etc. This type of support is invaluable, and usually unavailable through public affiliate forums which are inundated with users who are merely trying to sell something.
Certainly the best affiliate marketing training programs are not stand alone programs, eBooks or courses. There is simply too much to learn to be successful in the field, than can be gleaned from these kinds of products. Membership websites are available, which teach and include everything the affiliate needs to become successful. These membership sites are very affordable, and will help you get the edge that is necessary in this competitive, but lucrative, industry.