When you’re first launching your affiliate marketing business, one of the most difficult hurdles you’ll have to overcome is simply getting started in the first place. (Believe me, I know – I’ve been there!)
While affiliate marketing may sound simple in theory, the work involved in choosing a niche, picking an affiliate product and building a website can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before.
That’s why Common Sense Marketing (with support from Jon @ www.JonAlford.com) is pleased to announce Case Study 2 – the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge! During March and April of 2011, Jon and I will be leading a team of new marketers through the process of building and launching an affiliate marketing minisite.
Throughout this case study, you’ll get the chance to watch over our shoulders as we build new minisites from the ground up. You’ll see how we research niches, create web content, choose affiliate products to promote and build traffic to our new sites. And best of all, a few of you will have the opportunity to participate right alongside us!
As a participant in the case study, you’ll have the opportunity to join in on weekly web conferences where Jon and I will answer your questions and share more details about the strategies that we use to earn money online. You’ll also get exclusive email support so that we can walk you, step-by-step, through any difficulties you encounter during the process.
Oh, and did I mention that you’re going to get all of that for free?!
The only requirement on your end is to share your results once a week throughout the eight weeks of the case study, which will be posted here on Common Sense Marketing. The goal for this case study is to turn our results into a sort of “knowledge bank” that other internet marketing newbies can use as a road map for getting started, so your participation is vital!
Unfortunately, due to time constraints on our end and in order to give all participants personalized attention, we’re only able to take on a limited number of participants (5-10 maximum) for this case study. No experience is necessary to participate, although a basic understanding of internet marketing terminology and website creation will be helpful, as we’ll be moving through the material very quickly.
On Thursday, February 17th at 9:00am CST, the sign-up form for the 2011 Community Marketing Challenge will go live here on Common Sense Marketing. Please check back at that point if you’re interested in being involved as a participant in the challenge (just don’t wait too long – once the spots are full, we won’t be able to take any additional applicants).
If you have any questions about what will be involved with this case study, please leave them in the comments below!
Thanks for reading, and we look forward to sharing this exciting case study with you 🙂
Sarah Russell & Jon Alford