3 Simple Steps To Start Affiliate Marketing as a Beginner
I get asked this questions a lot of times.
Kolade, what do I start to gain promoting someone else’s products?
or how can I practice Affiliate Marketing As A Beginner?
Here is something you should understand about Affiliate Marketing As A Beginner.
Affiliate Marketing is the holy grail of making money online on autopilot.
Your commissions keeps pouring in even when you’re asleep.
Basically, Affiliate marketing is a money making venture between an online merchant or product creator and an affiliate marketer (commonly referred to as affiliate), in which the affiliate marketer earns a commission for generating sales, leads and/or clicks for the merchant product.
It is a win-win situation for both the product creator and the affiliate marketer.
The product creator gains more sales opportunities and gets to market his products for free to a larger market (the affiliate marketer’s audience) which will increase his sales.
If he gets more affiliates to market his product, the more sales he can expect.
By getting affiliates to market his products and services, he is saving time, effort and money in looking for possible markets and customers.
Once a potential buyer clicks on the link in the affiliate marketer’s website and purchases the product, recommends it to others who look for the same item and buy it again, the product creator skyrockets his sales opportunities while leveraging on the affiliate marketer.
How does the affiliate marketer earn from an affiliate marketing system?
He gets commissions from every buyer who clicks on his special affiliate link and actually purchases the product.
The affiliate marketer is usually paid fixed percentage or fixed amount of the sale price per sale.
The best thing about being the affiliate marketer is you don’t get to worry about product creation.
You don’t even pay a single dime to join an affiliate programs or network.
If you’re interested in becoming an affiliate marketer and getting your own slice out of the billion dollar cake, here are three fundamental steps to practice Affiliate Marketing As A Beginner.
#1: Pick A Niche
Your first step in becoming an affiliate marketer is to carefully select a particular niche which you want to specialize in.
Your chosen niche should be something you are deeply interested in, have knowledge and passionate about so you won’t get bored and give up so easily.
When you focus on a niche you know about, you will perform well and can be trusted by your audience due to the quality of content you produce.
If you know your onions real good, it won’t be long before you become an authority in that niche, trust me.
If you’re confused about how to do niche research, you can check out this Affiliate Networks; ClickBank Marketplace.
The products listed on ClickBank have been categorized into various niches and it would be easier for you to pick yours there.
#2: Join Affiliate Programs
Your second step is to join various affiliate networks and programs in your niche. You should also look out for high paying and converting products to promote.
As I mentioned earlier, there are various affiliate networks and programs which you can become a member of and get access to promote this affiliate products.
If you’re in the Make Money Online Niche like myself, some affiliate programs to promote which I recommend are: ClickFunnels, SEMRush, Bluehost, Aweber and Udimi.
Asides the affiliate commision you’d receive, There are several factors you should also consider before deciding to stick with promoting a product.
You must consider factors like the affiliate support, recurring commissions, product sales page conversion, sticky cookies availability, affiliate promotional materials availability (articles, text links, banner ads, classified ads, reports, etc.)
Good affiliate networks and programs would give you that so be wise and tactful enough to select the the right affiliate program and products.
Once you’ve picked a niche and gotten good products, then you’re left with promoting this products and smile to the bank as an affiliate marketer.
What you need to promote this products is targeted traffic.
Find your niche audience who would be interested in buying the products and market it to them.
There are various techniques and strategies in promoting affiliate products.
You should also write helpful niche articles to build trust and loyalty with your audience who would buy this product.
Alternatively, you can engage with your niche audience on social media platforms and other online communities and market this products to them.
Realistically speaking, this is the toughest aspect of making money online as an affiliate marketer especially when you’re a beginner with zero list and zero audience.
You just have to be consistent in using the right strategies and techniques in promoting this products.
You should also continue to educate yourself by reading affiliate marketing tutorials, taking affiliate marketing courses and other articles online about the best and proven affiliate marketing techniques.
Always have it in mind that there is no quick path towards success.
Affiliate marketing may seem very tempting due to numerous encouraging testimonies and screenshots of big bucks merchants and affiliate marketers alike who have grossly benefited from it, but it really involves a great deal of hard work, consistency, commitment and persistence.
You also need to be unique, creative and flexible.
A lot of affiliate marketers newbies don’t have this qualities so when they don’t make sales in a short while, they quit and look for other short term make money online programs.
In conclusion, affiliate marketing is a great way of monetizing your online activities.
With the right promotional strategies and techniques, you would surely make money as an affiliate marketer in little or no time if you are willing to do what it takes.
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