Five Best Affiliate Marketing Books

affiliate marketing booksAffiliate marketing is a complex niche, and it can take a lot of time to learn all of the nuances of the affiliate industry.

There are a lot of affiliate marketing books out there that can help would-be affiliates to learn about SEO, social media marketing, networking and writing effective sales copy.

Here is a quick run-down of some of the best affiliate marketing books for new and intermediate level affiliates.

1. The Complete Guide to Affiliate Marketing On The Web

Bruce C. Brown’s book, The Complete guide to Affiliate Marketing on the Web: How to Use It and Profit From Affiliate Marketing Programs, offers a detailed and informative insight into the world of affiliate marketing, from traffic acquisition and techniques for running campaigns to how to use PPC marketing and avoid PPC fraud.

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This book is crammed full of hundreds of tips and creative tricks as well as interesting case studies. Coming in at 384 pages, this book is incredibly detailed and it can be heavy reading, but it is well organized so that confident affiliates can simply skim through the book to find the sections that they want to read.

2. Make a Fortune Promoting Other People’s Stuff Online: How Affiliate Marketing Can Make You Rich

Rosalind Gardner’s 2007 title is still one of the most popular affiliate marketing books, and with good reason. This book details a tried and tested five step plan to help affiliates become successful. The principles laid out in this book work equally well for affiliate marketers and for people selling their own products.

While Gardner’s book is not quite as detailed as some of the other books in this list, it is clear, concise and takes a no-nonsense approach to affiliate marketing. If you are short on time and want nothing but high quality information, check this book out.

3. Affiliate Program Management – An Hour a Day

Focused and consistent effort is the secret to success, and that is exactly what this book promotes. Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day was written by Evgenii Prussakov. The book is a few years old now, and it is aimed at merchants rather than affiliate marketers, but it still contains some valuable insights into how the world of affiliate marketing works. Topics covered include social media marketing, feeds, coupons, how to write compelling content, and much more.

4. Authority Affiliate Marketing: 12 Steps to Long-term Profits With a Single Niche

This highly focused affiliate marketing title was written by Steve Scott. As a short (just 84 pages) ebook, this book costs far less than most others in this list. If you are interested in building up an online presence as an authority in one particular niche then you should give this $2.99 title a look.

Topics covered include using list building, building up a Google+ presence, and building up your reputation as an expert. If you prefer to focus on one niche instead of spreading your efforts across dozens of niches, and are interested in building up a passive income, then you will learn a lot from Scott.

5. 500 Social Media Marketing Tips: Essential Advice, Hints and Strategy for Business

This affordable title is packed full of tips and tricks for people who want to build up a strong presence on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other social networks. If you currently feel overwhelmed when faced with your HootSuite control panel, or you don’t even know what HootSuite is, then you could learn a lot by reading this book full of tips and strategies. Every affiliate marketers should have a good understanding of how to leverage social networks to promote their products and their brand.

There are many other affiliate marketing books out there, but these are some of the best. Once you have a good grounding in the basics of affiliate marketing you can start to narrow your focus and look at more specialist books based on the thing that makes your business special.

Are you a social media guru, someone who dominates SEO, or a persuasive salesman? Everyone has a talent, and if you harness that talent you will have a greater chance of succeeding than you would as a jack-of-all trades.

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