When you start your journey in Affiliate Marketing things may look confusing and of course you will ask yourself:
- Where do I start?
- Who can teach me? Where to learn more?
- What offers should I pick?
Let’s try to answer these questions really fast.
Where do you start?
As my kid would say, you always have to start with the beginning. 😊
And the very beginning is to understand:
- what is affiliate marketing
- how is the process working: who gives the money and who is doing the work
- what does it mean to do the work in affiliate marketing
- how to measure your effort and your gaining
This can be achieved by reading a few documented articles like this one: Affiliate Marketing – all you need to know and more!
Who can teach you affiliate marketing?
Once you have the basics you need to learn how to promote your offers, what is working, what kind of traffic should you use first (pop, push, native maybe?), what ad tracking solution, etc.
Plus, there are other insights that only people doing affiliate marketing for a long time can teach.
So, to answer “who can teach you“: affiliate marketers with experience in the field!
Of course, the next question coming is: where do you find these affiliate marketers?
Affiliate marketing forums are a great place to learn about affiliate marketing and to start on this journey.
I’ve picked 2 great affiliate marketing forums where you can learn a lot (if you want to). These 2 affiliate communities are the ones that I believe will give you best value for money!
- they are affordable (no need to pay $100/mo, use that money to grow your business instead)
- they are active
- they have great experienced affiliates sharing their learnings and experiences
- they offer courses, case studies, follow-alongs, webinars and other useful tools.
affLIFT is a premium affordable affiliate marketing forum. (I love affordable things!)
Even if is one of the youngest forums related to affiliate marketing (4y), it is one of the most active ones.
Luke Kling, the affiliate who started the forum has great experience in affiliate marketing and business + he is a very friendly guy. Which matters because the entire vibe of the community starts with him.
In this period they have some discounts on affLIFT memberships (including a $200 lifetime membership deal!):
⭐ LIFETIME Membership – $200 – super deal if you ask me!
⭐ Monthly Membership – $14
⭐ 6-Month Membership – $75
You can claim any of these discounts by simply putting in the BLACKFRIDAY coupon code on the Account Upgrades page.
The community around Powerhouse Affiliate is very strong and it was started by a very experienced and active super affiliate: Joey Babineau.
Beside having started this great community where ideas and experiences are shared, Joey is teaching people around the world how to get profitable in affiliate marketing with courses and tutorials on his youtube channel.
Depending on where you are now in your affiliate marketing journey, Joey has different courses and case studies that could help you. And he explains everything so nicely that you get a lot of “ahaaa!” during his webinars.
For this Black Friday they offer such a good package that it would be a real shame not to take advantage of it:
Lifetime Access to Powerhouse Affiliate Training & Forum – only $197.
⭐ Lifetime Access to their Signature Courses
⭐ Case Studies
⭐ Landing Page Templates
⭐ + Community Forum & Support
All these for only $197 one-time payment!
The offer will end on November 29th, so if you want to take advantage of it you need to hurry up.
Bonus! AffiliateFix – Free forum
I know many affiliates starting this journey don’t have a big bidget at the beginning.
So, here is a good forum that is free!
AffiliateFix is one of the oldest affiliate marketing forums out there.
The beauty of it is that it is free, you can ask other affiliates and expert in the industry, learn about traffic sources, tracking, affiliate networks, AI and landing pages.
There is great information to start there.
What offers should I pick?
The theory says that you should always start with offers that you are comfortable with and where you have expertise.
But when you will join an affiliate forum, you will find there great advice on what is working and what metrics you need to pay attention to in order to have profitable campaigns.
To sum up…
There are some other communities out there (we’ve tried quite a few), but from our experience, they are not as active or with so many courses as these 3 we picked here: affLIFT , Powerhouse Affiliate and AffiliateFix.
So, always learn from the best and make sure you search the right people to teach you: experienced, successful affiliates that want to help and offer great value for money!
Author: Julia Draghici
Julia is the CEO of CPV Lab ad tracker. She has 15+ years experience in the software industry, from development to management. For more than 5 years she is helping marketers get the best out of their marketing campaigns by using a performant ad tracker. Passionate about entrepreneurship, business and performance marketing, Julia loves helping people!