Affiliate Marketing Interview with James Martell

by on September 30, 2010 · 2 comments

James MartellMy guest this week is James Martell, one of the TOP experts on affiliate marketing.

I met James for the first time at Ken McCarthy’s System Seminar two years ago, and he went out of his way to help me with some specific advice on my blog and affiliate efforts.

Since then, I’ve taken James excellent Affiliate Marketer’s Bootcamp, met him at several conferences, and become friends with him and his wife, Arlene.

One of the interesting things you’ll note in the interview, is that James relies on outsourcing for the creation of his websites, graphics, articles, podcasts, and video in order to streamline his business, enabling him to break away from the daily grind.

I think learning how to do this is essential to business success, and it is something I’m working to improve every day too. (I tend to try to do everything myself… Maybe you can relate? ;))

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

In the interview, James shares three tips for getting started in affiliate marketing:

  1. Pick a topic that you are genuinely interested in
  2. Focus in on your niche and understand your visitor very clearly
  3. Get a website that you can manage yourself.

He also shares a special tip at the end that I think you’ll appreciate.

James is always fun to talk with; I know you’ll enjoy this interview!

Listen to the podcast interview with James

You can listen to the interview by clicking the play button at the bottom of this post. Or you can download the MP3 audio file by clicking the download link below if you’re like me and you listen to interviews on your iPod/iPhone in the car.

Complete Transcript of the Interview

“Right Click” here to download the PDF transcript.

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pat November 17, 2010 at 5:37 am

enjoyed the podcast , some useful info

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Kimberly June 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

I’ve worked with James Martell on a website and he is a nice guy and seems to genuinely want to help.

The 3 tips for getting started are not really all it takes. Yes, you should choose a topic you’re interested in but it also needs to be commercially viable and have low competition or you’re just going to beat your head against a wall. I’ve yet to find an Internet Marketer that can prove to me that you can pick a niche, any niche and make an affiliate business of it.

The only people that I see that are making loads of money are the ones selling to people like me.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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