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Dealer Dan, pictured here with WWE Superstar Mick Foley, has been in internet marketing since 1996. He likes hugs, long walks on the beach, and making money while wearing his jammy jams. For more information, you can read all about Dealer Dan. » Posts » Step by Step Affiliate Marketing Guide » The Planning Stage

The Planning Stage

Welcome to the most important part for any affiliate – the planning stage.

I know you’re probably getting antsy.  You want to get your domain set up, get a design on there and start making billions.  However I’m going to stop you right there; the next few steps are the most important in affiliate marketing.

I’m not going to sugarcoat anything in this guide – I’m going to lay it out for you straight.  The next series of articles are all about planning out your first affiliate marketing website, and if you decide to skip over this stage then you hate money.  That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

Rushing through the next few steps and starting a website without any planning is a recipe for failure. When I build a website, I usually spend at least a month planning it all out. While I don’t expect you to do that – I just want to stress how important the next few steps are.

They can be the difference between success and failure.

Planning is everything when it comes to affiliate marketing.  Over the next series of articles I will help you plan out your website from the design to the content.  By the end of this you’ll be able to completely visualize your website in your head, and you’ll be able to picture your website a year from now, with all its amazing content and all the money that it is bringing in.

Let’s get to planning out your affiliate website…

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This article, as are all articles on, was written by Graeme aka "Dealer Dan". Graeme currently resides in Kingston, Ontario and has been running his own internet marketing business since 1996.

This article was written on November 12, 2010 however all articles are looked at on a monthly basis and updated to keep them relevant.

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