Currently, I am in the process of learning three new kinds of software, and they are consuming a lot of my time currently. One program submits RSS feeds, articles and forum profiles, one is a Twitter marketing software and the other is a Twitter account creator. Luckily, I do catch on to learning most programs pretty quickly, but for some people learning new programs is a real struggle.
Personally, I find one of the best ways to learn to use new programs is to watch demos on video. This way, I can open my program up, watch the video, pause it if I need to and complete the same steps that are being shown. Although I am a voracious reader, I find the video tutorial method of learning programs far superior to reading most program manuals. Not all of us are programmers, but it seems that most manuals written by programmers assume that you are too.
I’m not a young whiz-kid. I’m 46, and have absolutely no programming skills. My eyes glaze over when I’m in forums and all the programmers are trying to out geek each other. I don’t have a clue what they are talking about. I can do the very basics of HTML like create anchor text and image links, but that’s about it. Luckily, I don’t need to know all the geeky stuff to be an affiliate marketer, and neither do you.
Fortunately, for the rest of us non-programming mortals, Roger at My Affiliate Apprentice makes superb software training videos for the members of the forum. His videos are one of the main reasons that my site-building skills have advanced as far as they have, and how I have picked up using a few deadly programs to boost SEO for my sites and increase my social networking exposure.
Believe it or not, one of the things that makes Roger’s videos great is that if he makes a mistake, he leaves it in the video. Why on earth would he do this? He does it because it can help you with troubleshooting if the same thing goes wrong for you. He doesn’t put his own ego between you and learning the skills that you need to excel.
And his videos are not limited to just teaching programs. He has great videos for beginners wanting to use WordPress, and covers all facets from installing WordPress– from installing themes and plugins; creating custom homepages for your sites; using FTP to upload files to your server and much more. I don’t think there is more comprehensive training for the beginner to the advanced site builder anywhere else.
While many forums specialize in either training for the noob, or for the uber-geek crowd only, My Affiliate Apprentice strikes a happy medium for both ends of the spectrum. Plenty of good stuff to kick start the noob’s business into high gear, and lots of very sophisticated, and not commonly-taught advanced SEO and site building techniques for the seasoned marketer.
If you’re ready for real help learning affiliate marketing and learning the advanced techniques you MUST know to succeed in this cut-throat business, then My Affiliate Apprentice is for you!