19th January 2018

Frequently Asked Questions Part II  ( 16 & 17 )

We have answered the top frequently asked questions here, just click on the question below to be taken to the answer, or scroll down the page and look through them.

Each question has a video answer and a text version for those who prefer to read.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Those Who Prefer To Read - The Answer Is Here in Text:

Question:

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Answer:

Well, for starters affiliate marketing is certainly something I'm a huge fan of, in fact I would go as far to say if it hadn't been for affiliate marketing I probably wouldn't have gotten my start on the Internet and I would still be stuck in my job working 70 hours a week in something that I wasn’t that passion about.

So, I'm obviously a huge fan on that basis but truly the reason why I'm a huge fan of affiliate marketing nowadays is because I've been able to prove time and time again that it's the fastest way for individuals without any previous experience or any sort of even existing business knowledge, should that be the case, to get started and start being self sufficient and with the ability to write you own pay cheque from home.

As long as you've got a laptop and an internet connection you can get started and I would say the beauty of affiliate marketing is that doesn't require a huge startup capital. I know my first business venture, which was a franchise business, cost me a twelve thousand pounds to get started, it was all borrowed money, about twenty thousand US dollars. It just took a lot more capital and a lot more time even just to get going. Whereas with affiliate marketing you can quite literally get started the same day that you find it (in theory) you know, there's a bit of a learning curve but is something you can start getting going with very, very quickly and start seeing results and getting paid faster than almost any other business model that exists out there.

But in terms of actually, what is affiliate marketing I think that's really what we need to address. If you think of it, if we take the offline mode for an example; every single day your walking into shops maybe supermarkets, grocery stores that kind of thing any shop that you can think of and there is product's available for you to purchase and when you purchase those products you obviously paid the vendor/the shop owner and they get they get paid for the product you get to take the products away with you and that's how we see sort of traditional business is done every day.

Well, in the Internet world the most business owners with products and services including the likes of marketplaces like Amazon, actually rely on affiliates to get those customers through the door. So to explain that, if you have found a shop in your local town and then you were to go and tell your sibling your brother, your sister, a friend or your neighbour that this shop has just open and it has some fabulous products in there and the following day they then to go into that shop and purchases some goods and services. The shop owner would get that lovely referral from you but you wouldn't see anything back for that referral. Well, with affiliate marketing on the internet you have the opportunity to make those were referrals but get paid for every single referral that you make and it's through a system called affiliate marketing or business model call the affiliate marketing. Another example just to make it really clear in offline mode, if you were to go to a lovely restaurant and you were to then go and tell your friends and family about this fabulous meal that you had and then the following day they were to go and eat at that same restaurant, again they may thank you for that referral but you’re not going to be putting any money in your pocket.

Well, again same instance on the Internet, you know you make that recommendation to anything, could be products/services, could be information products, products that are downloaded and accessed immediately, it could be physical products even on the likes of the Amazon Marketplace. Any referrals that you make, when somebody that makes that purchase you get a commission or checking to the post or bank deposit in your bank account every time you make that successful referrals. So, in reality affiliate marketing isn't about referring friends and family at all really, it's about finding customers or potential customers who are looking for a particular product and service and playing that middleman and making and making that referral. And people are doing it market places like Amazon every day, you know, you couldn't think of any product on Amazon Marketplace that you may have purchased recently or you know from me that there is a very good chance, that when you click a link or when you went to Google and did a search but it was actually an affiliate that made that referral because they’ve come to learn how to do online marketing and start matching people to these types of products.

And one of the greatest things about that business model as well, is that you can do the business model or a business around your passion. If there is a particular products or services that you're passionate about chances are, there are people who have already created products around that market. And you get to sign up as an affiliate and then you can get to work on your business to then make referrals and start getting paid for that work. So the obvious question then is “why isn’t more people doing affiliate marketing?” chances are if you look around you your friends your family probably not many of them are affiliate marketers most of them are in traditional jobs working in shops and services maybe even doctors lawyers and dentist.

Well, I think the only real obvious answer is that, affiliate marketing is still very, very new even though the internet has been around over 20 years now and it's something that people are using every day. The actual understanding of different ways of make money on the internet is still very limited. So it's not until you make a decision to go out there and get educated that you're ever going to really see these opportunities that exist around you. Most of my friends because of the industry I'm in, make their money on the internet and the high majority of them make the bulk of their income through this affiliate marketing business that we're talking about. Like I said it was affiliate marketing that enabled me to get my start and the only advise I would give you, is if you are somebody who thinks they like the idea or you like the idea of making money online but you don't know where to get started. Maybe you don't have your own product to sell but you just know that you would like the freedom that's offered with an internet business maybe want a second income around your current job. Maybe you want to be in a situation like I was where you can become full time on the internet. Then, in most instances if I'm sat down having a one-on-one conversation, my advice to that individual would be do affiliate marketing. You can start it right away, you can learn how to make these referrals on the Internet it's definitely not as hard as it might sound once you get the education. And the amount of money you can make is almost infinite, you know, people are scaling their incomes almost every single month once they have grasp the basics of it. So yes, affiliate marketing is definitely something that you want to consider.

* Individual results will vary from person to person. Read our Disclaimer at bottom of this page.


For Those Who Prefer To Read - The Answer Is Here in Text:

Question:

Do I Need Any Previous Experience To Start With the SFM?

Answer:

Well, its certainly natural for individuals to have the concerns as to whether they need any previous experience before getting starts with an internet business and before getting started with SFM. And I can certainly say without any hesitation that the answer is you absolutely do not need any previous experience. In fact, I can tell you that many, many of our top students over the years who have come through our business system education program here are individuals who got started without any previous experience. And one of the things I will say as well is that actually a lot of our students who have come in over the years with previous experience. But sometimes coming with preconceptions and as a result of that they sometimes come in with; there I will say even some bad habits and some bad ideas about how internet businesses should be run. And as a result of that they don't actually follow the program exactly the way it's being designed to be followed. And the other thing is if an individual does have previous experience sometimes what they'll do is skip some of the basics because maybe just, you know very, very keen to get going.

The advice I always give to individuals in that situation who are getting started with SFM is regardless of your previous experience if you haven't been getting the kind of results that you want, which is probably why you're here in the first place, then do not skip steps. Now, the system here, the business system, the training, the program, the tools and with the technology that we have here has been designed assuming that the individual has made previous experience. It's been a company in a community that has organically growing, based around the results that we're getting with our students and we have proven time and time that the previous experiences is not something that you need to be bringing to the table. And also I will say if you're not technical and you're worried that you need to be some sort of Wiz kid, not the case at all.

Everything is put in place in order for you to get started a little bit like or (a lot like I should say,) a franchise is a proven system, kind of like a business in a box if you like that you can get going with right way. So, absolutely don’t worry if you haven't got any previous experience at all.

* Individual results will vary from person to person. Read our Disclaimer at bottom of this page.


*Individual results will vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee any results with the help of our training and business systems. All the products and services we provide are for educational and information purposes only. Where there are testimonials on this page where people have created results using our products and services, you can’t assume you will get the same results. There are those who will not earn a dime with our products and services. Individual results will vary greatly according to effort, determination, hard work, and ability to follow directions.