Hello, today, I want us to be different, so I want to talk on how to start making money as an affiliate marker. You see, the internet has been making so many people rich over the last 30 years than most other business platform on the planet. It is so amazing how easy to be able to make money online as an affiliate marketer.
The field of affiliate marketing is probably the quickest way to make money via the internet. Affiliate marketing gives you the opportunity to target potential customers regardless of their location in the world.
It is no longer a news that many people are making a considerable amount of money through affiliate marketing. So today, we at TECHSPHARE bring to you, the nitty-gritty of affiliate marketing and how you can seize this goldmine to be top earner as an affiliate marketer.
My guess is, you are asking yourself what affiliate marketing means, and who is an affiliate marketer, right? Let me answer your questions now..
What is Affiliate Marketing
For those of you reading this post that may not have an idea of what affiliate marketing is, here is a simple definition to help you;
“Affiliate marketing is the art of selling another’s person or company’s product online, and then you get paid a commission for each sale you make from the product.”
For example, if you are promoting a product priced at $100, and the company pays you 10% commission for each sale, you would make $10 for each sale through your affiliate link. So, if you manage to sell just 20 of this product in a month or few weeks, you get to make $200 just for helping the company sell their product to your friends or followers.
Who is an Affiliate Marketer
An affiliate marketer is one who does affiliate marketing. In other words, they promote the products, and in turn gain commission from a successful sale. Which simply means, you are the affiliate marketer. So, are you interested and want to know more?
Here are steps on how you can become an affiliate marketer and start making money over the internet without stress but just by sharing products or services with a targeted audience.
Choose a Good Affiliate Network
This is the very first step to becoming an affiliate marketer. You have to first choose a good affiliate network that you would want to be working with. One of the mistakes new affiliate marketers make is becoming a member to nearly every affiliate network they encounter.
They are good affiliate networks that you can join, and they include Amazon, eBay, Clickbank, Jumia, Konga and others. All affiliate networks have their pros and cons, so make sure you do your own research before joining any affiliate network.
When you sign up to any affiliate network, you will be given a link called affiliate link of which you will be using to sell. If anyone buys a product through that link, the company notice and send you your commission.
Note that some affiliate network will require you to create a website with your affiliate links all over the place so that whenever a visitor clicked on any link and make purchase, you get paid a commission.
Some affiliate networks pay immediately while others pay monthly when you reach a threshold amount. Choose the one that you will be okay with.
Decide on a Niche
You have to decide which niche you will be blogging on, so you can promote products or services in that niche. As an affiliate marketer, you can’t just start selling anything because of the high margin you will get as commission. If you do that, you won’t succeed as an affiliate marketer.
Affiliate programs have a huge inventory of items for sale that anyone can choose from. There is always a product or services in any niche you can think of that you can focus on. If you are a person with mad love for baseball sports, you can start blogging on baseball and promote some baseball kits to your audience. That is how it works.
Perfect Basic SEO and Social Media Marketing
You have to learn basic search engine optimization and use it on your blog so as to get people land on your site when they search for something related to what you are blogging on. It is called ‘organic traffic’.
If your site is easier to find in search engines, then it is more convenient for people to visit it and luckily purchase any of the item you may be promoting on your site. The more the people that visit your site, the more money for you.
Social media marketing is still another marketing strategy for affiliate marketers. You have to learn how to use it to extend your reach. There are a lot of people hanging out on so many social media platforms daily, it could be logical to drive traffic from social media platforms to your site to increase your income potential.
How Much You Can Make as an Affiliate Marketer
There is no limit to how much you can make with affiliate marketing. It is entirely up to you. If you work very smart and take the hustle serious, you can earn that dream income of yours.
Yes, it is possible. People have done it, so, you can!
At this point I am confident that this article should help you get started as an affiliate marketer and earn not just the money, but your freedom from everyday worries of life.
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- 1 What is Affiliate Marketing
- 2 Who is an Affiliate Marketer
- 3 How Much You Can Make as an Affiliate Marketer