First Steps in Affiliate Marketing: Is Outsourcing the Way to Go?

I have spent the past few weeks fully immersing myself in learning about affiliate marketing, better blogging and the like. Why you may ask? I believe that I have what it takes to make it big out there. (As an entrepreneur in the online world that is).  I want to make money online, and I want lots of it. I am tired of seeing my family struggle month to month. I am tired of not being able to have the things I want (and sometimes need). I know that I can do great things — why not use them to make money?

Well folks, here it is. The time has come and this is the first start of my journey to being rich and famous online. Before I was scared. Scared that I would waste my time, money and efforts, but now I truly believe in myself. I will succeed. I just have to put my mind to it.

As the title says, I’m going to start off my journey by outsourcing. Outsourcing may not be for everyone, but for me: I’m still a teen, which means I have school. That equates to me not having tons of time to do keyword research, article writing, etc. I just ordered two gigs on fiverr.com. I’ll write about my experiences in a few days! Now, if you are considering outsourcing there are a few things you have to ask yourself. 1) Can you afford it? 2) What kind of tasks are you going to outsource? 3) Why are you outsourcing? (ie. are theses tasks you could just be doing yourself)

My first goal is to make $150 online before my 17th birthday (May 14th). That’s 32 days. It’s going to take sweat, blood and tears, but nothing can stop me from achieving my goals. You with me or what?

How I’m going to make this money? I really don’t have a solid plan yet. But this is what I do have.

Find niche -> Do keyword research -> Find products to market -> Build niche site -> Monetize site -> Buildbacklinks and get traffic to site -> Happy ending?

We’ll have to see how my plan works out. Wish me luck! 😀

6 years ago

8 Comments

  1. Wow Nicole!

    Nice for you to start venturing at this stuff at a young age. (Though I’m also quite young though. lol)

    As for the outsourcing, I have not delved into that. Yes, you have school, but yes you can squeeze time for this venture (short tip here: http://OurDevelopingMind.com/?p=41)

    Hey, I’ll catch up on your $150 goal. Hope you achieve it.

  2. Hey! Thanks for the feedback on the layout (:

    I too believe that you can make money online. You have the resources, and obviously the talent to do so. You just need to focus and center your energy on your goal.

    As far as outsourcing, I think that’s wonderful! I love the idea behind fiverr.com, I might have to check it out. My problem with outsourcing is that I have so many things going on in my head, I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to explain it well enough to enable someone else to do it 😀

    1. Lyn! You caught us at an interesting time… host switching! But I know how you feel with that. The only things I would outsource would be tedious things that wouldn’t have to be done like me. Like article writing. I can just edit ^.^

  3. Hi Nicole

    This is my first time on your blog but I followed you over here from your comment on Onibalusi’s YoungPrePro.

    It’s great to see that at such a young age you are determined to find the financial success that you seek as an Internet Entrepreneur.

    I wish I would have had your insight and motivation at your age but it was different times back then (even though it really was not that long ago) and the Internet has grown so much since then.

    Remember to never be afraid to challenge conventional wisdom – Just because something works one way doesn’t mean it’s the only way it works – and to make smart financial decisions.

    I believe, without out a doubt, that the only way to achieve success in life is through Entrepreneurship and Financial Intelligence – topics I have dedicated myself to studying and implementing in my own life.

    See you at the top!

  4. heyyy! how’s it goin now? any results on your affiliate stats?
    when i was started in affiliate marketing, i didn’t outsource.. i force myself to achieve around $500 a month..
    now, its been years and i prefer to outsource the linking job :p

    1. If only there were more hours in the day! Then maybe people wouldn’t outsource. For now it seems like the way to go 🙂

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