If you are new to affiliate marketing and want books that will set you in the right direction, then you are at the right moment.
In this post, I will share the five best affiliate marketing books I think every affiliate marketer should read.
5 Best Affiliate Marketing Books
I have read all the books on this list. I will share my main taking point for each book and why you need to read it. So here are the five best affiliate marketing books.
Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson
Russell Brunson is a great storyteller. In his book Dotcomesecrets, he explains how to start an online business. He tells you the fundamentals behind everything you do and how to do it.
Having built many successful online companies in different niches, Russell Brunson has vast experience and knowledge that he condensed into this book.
This is the first affiliate marketing book I ever read, and I will recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about affiliate marketing.
From Nothing by Ian Pribyl
Ian Pribyl is one of those marketers with exciting stories, and he started the business at just the age of 16. His book explains how you can create an online business with less than $100.
His book talks about the mindset change you need to succeed online, picking the niche, social media, creating websites, and so on.
The book is from 2019, and it offers solid principles that, if you follow, you will succeed online.
This book is better suited to beginners or people who want to be bloggers because the central theme is picking the right niche, building websites, promoting them, and making money.
Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson
Another book on my list from Russell Brunson. To me, this is more like a copywriting book. In this book, Russell explains how to position yourself as an expert in your niche.
The problem is that most people are afraid to start an affiliate marketing business because they think that no one will listen to them.
In this book, Russell explains that even if you are not yet successful in your business, you can document your journey, and if someone can follow your journey, you are an expert in that person’s eye.
So, let’s say you want to lose weight. You can create a YouTube channel or a blog documenting everything you do in your weight loss journey: the mistakes, the things you do right, the accomplishments, and everything. You can add your affiliate links to all the products you buy in your journey so people will believe you and follow your journey.
For me, this is a piece of great advice for beginners: document your journey, and you will be fine.
The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Seth Godin is a legendary marketer, and to this day, I still read his email every day.
The central theme of The Purple Cow is that the old way of building business (making safe, average products and marketing them by buying as much TV advertising as you can afford) is no longer effective.
Instead, we must make remarkable products that customers will tell others about.
The main lesson here as an affiliate marketer is to promote great products so that people will feel the product is worth buying and tell their friends about it.
Copywriting Secrets by Jim Edward
One of the most important skills you can learn as an affiliate marketer is copywriting. In a few words, copywriting is the art of selling using words, and Jim Edward is the master of it.
Whether you are writing an ad, an email, a blog post, a social media post, or a script for a YouTube video, you need to ensure that every word you write will help you get attention, clicks, and sales.
Yes, we need to create and promote incredible products, but if your copy is not good enough, no one will buy your product.
This is the reason that many crappy products out there are best sellers. They always hire the best copywriter available.
If you want to learn how to write excellent copy, copywriting secrets is the book you must read.
That is it, and those are the five best affiliate marketing books for beginners. Those five books contain everything you will need to succeed as an affiliate marketer, from selecting the niche, building the base of your online business, presenting your knowledge to the word, and making people buy from you.
Reading those books will not make you money, but learning from them and taking action on the knowledge you get will make you successful.
If you have any questions regarding those books or online business, let me know in the comment section below.