Have you ever wanted to know how to become an affiliate marketer? Affiliate marketing has been around since 1996 and people from all walks of life are making a living from doing this. Now I know you might be wondering what exactly it is that an affiliate marketer does. In the following blog post I am going to show you exactly what you will need to be a successful affiliate marketer.
What you will need in order to be successful with affiliate marketing
1.Some Training- before you can be successful at anything you need to get trained so that you understand how the whole process works.
2. you will need to choose a niche- something you are passionate about and want to promote.
3. Your very own website- to be successful everyone needs a website. You can get your very own Free website here and use it to promote anything you want.
4. An affiliate program for the product- whatever niche you decide that you want to promote, you need to join an affiliate program for it. There are millions of different affiliate programs for a variety of different niches and they are all free to join.
5. Some knowledge about your niche- It’s always a good idea to have lots of information about your niche. This is why I said to pick something you are passionate about so it will be easy to write about it.
How to make money selling products you don’t own!!
This is why I love affiliate marketing so much!!
You don’t have to own the product to be able to sell it, how awesome is that. Using some of the things I mentioned above, I am going to show you how you can make good money from selling a product that you are passionate about, and that is available to purchase online.
Let’s get started!
There are literally millions of different products available for purchase online. The merchants who are selling these products are always in need of different ways to increase their sales, and bring in more customers.
This is where you can help them out, you might say how can I help them increase their sales? read on and you will be amazed. Let’s say that you are a huge gamer, and you love video games. You might have a favorite video game that you absolutely love.
Why not take your passion for video games online and share it with the world. I will show you exactly how you can do this in a few easy to follow steps.
- Start a website offering a review of the product and telling everyone how great it is.
- Joining an affiliate program for the product.
- Writing articles about the product, and submitting them to the various article directories with a link pointing back to your review site.
- Social sharing your articles, and your website reviews of the product to the many different social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
I will break this whole process down for you and show you how it works.
When you join an affiliate program you are assigned a special ID number that will keep track of your sales, and the number of clicks you get. Once you sign up and get your unique affiliate ID you can put the links to these products on your website.
When somebody reads your review of the product, and likes it they will more than likely want more information on it. When they click on your link and purchase the product that you recommended you will get a percentage of that sale.
Pretty cool isn’t it?
How to find affiliate programs for your products
Affiliate programs are everywhere, you just have to look for them. The most popular affiliate program is the amazon.com affiliate program. Most websites have their affiliate program at the bottom of their website in the footer.
Another way to find affiliate programs is to do a search in Google for it. Just type in the name of the company and put affiliate program after it.
For example: if I wanted to join the iTunes affiliate program I would type in iTunes affiliate program in Google. Check out the screenshot below!!
How much does it cost to join an affiliate program?
It costs nothing to join an affiliate program, merchants are trying to increase their sales volume, so they offer these tools to you for Free. If you are going to be bringing these merchants more business and more traffic then why would they charge you to do so? Any affiliate program that does try and charge you to join is a scam and you should avoid them.
Is there any training available for me to be a successful affiliate marketer?
Yes there is my friend, I wouldn’t tell you about an amazing opportunity like this, and not offer you any training on it.
Wealthy Affiliate has been teaching people how to get a successful affiliate marketing business up and running for over 8 years now. If you truly are serious about getting started in this business, and would like to learn everything you can about it, you should definitely check them out.
I think we have covered the basics of getting started in affiliate marketing. If you should have any additional questions feel free to leave them in the comments below, and I will be more than happy to answer them. Your friend Scott