Who are you and what are you currently working on?
I’m Angelo, a marketer, and entrepreneur from Italy. I currently run a portfolio of authority and niche sites. My main website at the moment is Astrogrowth.com
How did you get started in affiliate marketing? What keeps you excited you about it?
I started about 10 years ago when it was actually relatively easy to rank a niche site on Google and monetize it through Amazon Associates or other affiliate programs!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to a newbie affiliate marketer? And what is one piece of advice they should ignore?
Be patient, you’re building an asset, so you have to think long term. Ignore everyone who is telling you that it’s going to be easy or fast because it’s not. If you want money today, find a job. Passive income takes time.
What has been your favorite mistake? A mistake that in retrospect led to a great lesson and progress in your affiliate marketing?
I decided that I wanted to invest in paid ads as well, when I was honestly just more knowledgeable at SEO. I should have hired an expert from day one and just understand the theory when really I just wasted money and time I could have used in getting better at understanding organic traffic.
What is one piece of software or a web service that allows you to to be more effective as an affiliate marketer?
Ahrefs is my favorite tool, ever. It makes me save so much time and makes me a more efficient marketer. The second tool I use the most is Lemlist to send outreach e-mails for link building.
How do you continue to educate yourself as an affiliate marketer? What are some of your favorite resources for learning?
I follow the best in my niche on YouTube or by reading their blogs!
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