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How to Become an Affiliate Pro

By Ian Anderson Gray

Confident Live Marketing Podcast

Episode 210

Episode Theme: Content & Marketing

November 30, 2023

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I had a great time chatting with my friend Katie Fawkes from Ecamm Live recently. She interviewed me for an episode on the Ecamm channel about how to become a professional affiliate marketer. Since affiliate marketing is still an important part of my business today, I wanted to share some highlights from that discussion with my listeners.

Affiliate marketing can seem overwhelming when you first get started, but it's actually quite simple once you know the basics. In this episode, Katie and I talk through some key tips for growing your affiliate strategy in an authentic and sustainable way.

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Summary Points:

  • Don't start affiliate marketing just to make money. Focus first on creating value for your audience through helpful content. The income will follow.
  • Build trust by being transparent about your affiliate links. Make it clear when content contains affiliate links.
  • Create evergreen content like blog posts and tools. Well-optimized evergreen content can continue generating affiliate income for years.
  • Develop relationships with the brands you want to partner with. This creates opportunities beyond just affiliate commissions.
  • Provide value to communities by answering questions. Earn the right to share affiliate links when they're relevant.

Affiliate marketing is all about trust and value. If you focus on providing genuine help to your audience, affiliate income will develop naturally over time. It does involve effort up front, but when done right, affiliates can become a solid source of recurring revenue.

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The Confident Live Marketing Show

The Confident Live Marketing Show is a weekly live video show and podcast. It’s aimed at established entrepreneurs who want to level up their impact, authority and profits through the power of live video, webinars and podcasts. We’ll focus on knocking down the 3 main barriers these entrepreneurs face when creating live content - camera confidence/mindset, tech/gear and content marketing.

It’s hosted by Ian Anderson Gray. He is the founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy and is the host of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. He helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. He’s founder of Seriously Social - a blog focused on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.

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Ian Anderson Gray Ian is the founder of the Confident Live® Marketing Academy and helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. Seriously Social is a blog focussed on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant.

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