Today, I had the opportunity of interviewing PJ Germain. PJ is an Affiliate Marketer who has been actively engaged on a platform called Wealthy Affiliate (WA) for the last 10 years.
WA is where we met.
When starting out in building your own affiliate marketing success formula it is important to build a network of like-minded people who are pursuing their own goals and interest. For me, this is who PJ has become and why I considered it a high privilege and honor to be able to tap into his talent within today’s interview.
NOTE: This video is not selling anything directly, but rather the sole purpose of this presentation is to connect the
viewer with high quality content they need in-order to empower their results within the world of affiliate marketing.
Questions addressed in today’s presentation by PJ include but are not limited to:
- What top factors would you attribute to your affiliate marketing success?
- What training would you recommend for someone first starting in affiliate marketing?
- How do you select the right products to promote?
- Content is certainly “king”, but how do you get your content noticed and develop a steady flow of traffic?
So, sit back and prepare to be informed over the next 30 minutes about the latest greatest details you need to know in-order to excel beyond your wildest expectations in the world of affiliate marketing.
Let’s get started…
What Top Factors Would You Attribute to Your Affiliate Marketing Success?
PJ attributes a fair amount of his success directly to the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Not only do they provide informative structure to grow by, but WA also allows you to integrate with other members on the platform in-order for optimal support requirements to be achieved.
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If you don’t get your questions answered directly, you can always submit a support request. Kyle, Carson and the rest of the team are very timely in getting back to you so that your pursuit of success is not hampered unnecessarily.
While WA certainly has its importance, PJ expressed that sheer determination and dedication ar]e critical components within your progress. Simply put, if you don’t have passion toward a niche that you are considering building an affiliate marketing site around, then you will likely want to consider other alternatives.
Building a Website that gets noticed is not easy but once the profits start flowing in you will be able to clearly see that it has been worth the time and attention required in-order to achieve your success.
To succeed most people think they need to be found at the top of Google.
They are right.
What Training Would You Recommend for Someone First Starting in Affiliate Marketing?
However, in-order to succeed on that mission today, you need to create content that appeals to human audiences rather than focusing efforts on gaming the search engines. Once the content is created it is critical that you follow today’s standards for properly optimizing it into organic ranking strategies on and off Google.
This involves SEO.
However, SEO strategies of 10 or so years ago, no longer work. In fact, they can hurt you. That is why it is important to research latest organic marketing strategies rather than relying on the wisdom of yesteryear.
Other recommended training includes how to empower your results with WordPress. We both agreed that one of the best resources available for this is the WA platform.
There are many similar platforms available on the Web. Unfortunately, they simply don’t provide results the way that WA can.
No matter what platform you choose succeeding will take time and work. Building an online marketing service or product business does not happen overnight though it can happen much faster than within the confines of a brick and mortar business.
Typically, one can expect a serious commitment of 3 to 6 months before desired results start to rise to the top. Per PJ, there are those who have seen success in as little as 30 days but it is the exception rather than the rule.
How Do You Select the Right Products to Promote?
When considering which products, you are or are not willing to stand behind it is important to believe in what you are promoting per PJ. This means you should have direct involvement with the resource for optimum results.
Direct involvement likely means purchasing the product and experiencing the good and bad points of it for yourself. Having firsthand interaction with what you are promoting gives you the advantage of understanding what you are working with at levels that others who have not made a similar investment simply can’t.
While it is possible for one to market whatever product, they want best success is found by working with high quality items that deliver best results for consumers. You are creating an image for yourself. A bad image will not serve you as powerfully as one that people appreciate and respect.
Content Is Certainly “King”, But How Do You Get Your Content Noticed and Develop a Steady Flow of Traffic?
Both PJ and I see reason for gaining rankings on the search engines with an emphasis on Google. However, SEO doesn’t happen overnight even if targeted on building an Amazon associates affiliate program funnel and often Affiliate Marketers are looking for results much sooner than what search engine optimization provides.
This is not to say that SEO strategies should be abandoned, but rather building other strategies into the same equation is of critical importance.
One of those strategies touched on by PJ was social media marketing with all its varying channels. However, at this point in the interview I was taken for an unexpected loop.
No, PJ was not discounting the power of social media marketing. In fact, he provided statistical details of why building that social media footprint was critical for success.
However, what he revealed at this point in the call superseded the importance of social media marketing from PJ’s viewpoint. Listen to the recording in its entirety to find out exactly what he recommends to start driving traffic sooner than expected. You will also gain the eye of Google and other search engines in very positive ways by following these strategies he shared.
PJ’s Recommended Resources
Before bringing this article to a close, I wanted to share with you several related links that PJ shared with me. Feel free to review each and act per your precise needs and concerns.
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