Affiliates Marketing Step by Step

Affiliates Marketing Step by Step

By M.Dan | 15 min read

In this article, I present a step by step affiliate marketing guide to help you start a profitable online business with minimal investment.

I know you want to make money by working from home, at your computer!

Maybe just work in your spare time, in addition to the work you already have!

Or why not become your main job!

We all wanted it at some point! 

 

For many affiliates, marketing is the perfect solution!

So if you want to make money online through affiliate marketing, you need to know how to get started and what you need to do to be successful.

 

Step by Step Affiliate Marketing for a Successful Online Business

1. WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?

Affiliate marketing is one of the simplest marketing methods in which you promote any digital or physical product and when that product is sold, you receive a commission from the company.

It is very advantageous because you do not need to have a product that you sell, to get rid of stocks, deliveries, returns.

All you have to do is connect the customer and the seller, and ...

BANG!

... you will earn money!

 

Wikipedia presents four basic players in affiliate marketing:

  • the merchant (the owner of the product);
  • the network / affiliate program (establishes the connection between the merchant and the affiliate, from which the affiliate can choose what to promote; the network takes care of the payments, the affiliate (the one who promotes the merchant's products via the affiliate network);
  • customer.

Affiliate marketing therefore has two parts - you can become a marketer and offer a commission to those who promote and manage to sell your products or become an affiliate and earn a commission if you sell the products to others. .

 

2. HOW AFFILIATE MARKETING WORKS

The process is very simple!

You must first enroll in an advertiser's affiliate program as a merchant or as an affiliate.

As a trader, you need to own a product and choose the affiliate recipe that's right for you.

If you choose to become an affiliate, after registering, you choose the merchant you wish to promote from the available list and possibly a product.

For this product, you will receive a special link, a unique URL that contains your unique username or affiliate code.

All you have to do is promote this link.

Every time someone clicks on this link, it is automatically saved and if you place an order, you receive the commission.

You can still check URL statistics, reports on the number of clicks received and the number of orders placed.

For affiliate programs in English, you have ClickBank or Commission Junction

 

3. WHY MAKE AFFILIATED MARKETING

Because it is one of the simplest ways to make money on the Internet, and especially because this system is developing.

Want more reasons?

Profitable: Internet promotion is cheap and you don't have to worry about creating a product, because the product is already created by the merchant. You don't need bail or employees.

Global market: online marketing makes it easy for you to reach people around the world.

No fees: you don't have to pay anything to participate in affiliate programs.

No storage! No shipping! You are not worried about the packaging, delivery or storage of the product. The seller does this.

Do not offer assistance or deal with complaints. The seller does this.

Passive income: Affiliate marketing can provide you with a steady stream of income even when you sleep. 😀

Work from home: Affiliate marketing is the easiest and most comfortable "work from home", it gives you the opportunity to make money online by doing simple things in front of your computer, from the comfort of your home; or why not? from anywhere in the world.

 

HOW TO PROCEED

Now that I have caught your attention, let's get started!

To be successful, you need to work and follow certain important steps.

So drop it!

I am going to introduce you step by step to an affiliate marketing guide that you will follow for your first sale!

 

4. CHOOSE THE NICHE

First, you need to decide exactly what you want to promote, that is, the niche you want to exploit.

You have to choose a subject in which you are good, in order to be able to create a site, a community and you have to convince potential customers that what you recommend will really make their life easier, it will really solve their problems.

If you already know exactly which niche you will choose, you can go to the next step.

If you don't know, or are not convinced that your chosen niche is profitable, here are some key questions to help you:

 

What does it do to me?

When you have a passion, you usually know a lot, you are informed, and it helps. For example, if you are passionate about painting, this will certainly be your niche, because you know the essential techniques and can advise you on the choice of the right materials.

Is it a profitable niche?

Your passion is certainly the best choice. But it is a profitable choice. you should check the affiliate sites for physical or digital products that you can promote. And if there is, then you see how much the commission is, what the sales rate is and how much you can earn.

Others believe that if they choose a very profitable niche from the start, it will become their passion once they earn money! 😀

It's up to you to choose what you choose!

What topic is easy to write or discuss?

There is a lot to say on the subject you choose. This is important for building a website. you should think that you will need a lot of blog posts, so a lot of information.

Is there a place in this niche for me?

Many niches are very profitable and popular, such as weight loss, but the competition is strong. you have to wonder if you can compete with sharks, which are already on the market and already have a reputation.

Is there enough interest in the products I want to promote?

Of course, everyone is looking for information, advice and you are calling them. But ... are your readers ready to buy relevant products? Is it an interest in products, not just in information? If YES, then YES! If NO, you must refocus.

 

5. SEARCH FOR AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Now that you've chosen a niche, we need to choose the most profitable products!

For example, ClickBank or Commission Junction affiliates can earn great commissions if they promote and sell products through them.

In order to choose a profitable affiliate program, you need to pay attention to certain aspects:

  • product availability
  • product quality
  • What is the commission
  • how the payment is made
  • customer support available

The products can be physical products: books, electronics, cosmetics, food supplements or leisure products, or digital products: electronic books, software, subscriptions.

You should also think that you are going to promote products that promise something, and that is why you have to make sure of their quality.

The commission is very large, and generally digital products have a higher commission.

You need to make sure that you, as an affiliate or customer, have where to call if there is a problem, so you need to make sure that the seller or affiliate marketing platform provides support to customers.

Of course, you can promote many types of products, through several methods, such as banners on the website, a direct link between articles and products.

 

6. CREATE A WEBSITE

By far, the easiest and most cost-effective way to promote affiliate marketing offers is to create a website.

To create a website, you need:

  • Domain name: you must purchase a domain to create your site. The domain name is actually the address where customers can find you. You can buy a domain name on Godaddy.
  • Guide: How to choose the domain name?
  • Website Hosting: Hosting is actually the box where your website is located. you must choose a quality hosting service, because the speed of the site is very important.
  • Install WordPress: WordPress is free and, in my opinion, the best for beginners, because it has an interface very easy to use.
  • Choose a theme: Basically, you have to personalize your site, give it color and personality. There are many good quality free WordPress themes out there, but if you want something unique, I recommend you buy one.
  • Create content: start writing essential, relevant and compelling articles for your niche. You should also optimize your site for search engines and start promoting it on social networks.

We also have a guide that can help you choose quality professional SEO services.

 

7. CREATE QUALITY CONTENT

Your site is LIVE, it is personalized, you have already chosen a niche and you are ready to start promoting your products.

The real work begins now! 😀

Perhaps this step is the most important! and it takes the most time: creating quality content.

Your goal is to create an authoritative site in your niche, and this is done by producing article after article with quality content.

But how do you do that?

In principle, what could you write?

Well, you can write about the problems people have, in relation to the subject you choose. This way you can offer them the perfect solutions (i.e. products).

Or you can write reviews on certain products, which you promote, either a single product, or compare several products and present the differences between them.

Or why not, do both, see which ones best fit your niche and attract more customers.

Here's a complete writing guide: how to write the best blog articles

You can test the quality of the articles by writing one and giving a SHARE on social networks. Then you can analyze how many people are interested in what you have written. Ask them for their comments, they are all very sincere and they will give you their opinion!

Over time, if people are interested and the website is good for SEO, Google searches will show it to you and readers will find you! 

 

8. BUILDING AN AUDIENCE

Building an audience for your site is essential.

A curious and interested audience will increase traffic and as traffic increases, sales will increase.

Do not forget!

Once a curious person enters your site, you should not let them go!

Write quality content, show them the solution and subscribe to the newsletter to be announced by other interesting articles, or invite them to follow your Facebook page, or invite them to join a group created by you, where to find other people interested in the same thing as him.

Keep the link between you and your readers, show them that you care about them, don't look like a merchant, but rather like a friend. Earn their trust!

 

9. PROMOTE THE OFFERS

If you've followed all of the above steps, you can successfully promote your products using SEO, PPC, email marketing, or social media marketing.

But there are several ways to do this:

  • Put your affiliate link from your article to the recommended or compared product
  • Place banners on the website for recommended products
  • Promote products by email directly to those who have joined your list
  • You can only offer discounts or special offers to your customers

 

10. CONCLUSIONS

It can be overwhelming when you follow these steps!

It is not easy to succeed, but I can tell you that the first sale is divine! And it cheers up in paradise!

But there is still a long way to go and it takes a lot of work! It's not as easy as everyone thinks, but it's something that can be done!

 


M. Dan

Passionate about freelancing, programming, SEO, communities, blogging, trips and parties.

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