I have found that really successful affiliates don’t share their knowledge. Or if they do, they share just bits of it, or what used to work. If you really want to know how to become a super affiliate marketer you just need to find the right course.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
“Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.” [i]
Affiliate Marketing is the best way to get started online. It is the easiest way as you need not do market research or create your own product. This saves you hours of research and testing as the products are already there. It is quick and easy to set up and it has great earning potential.
However, if you don’t know what you are doing and have never done online marketing before, it is hard to get started. Most people who start out as affiliate marketers fail. There is only a 5% success rate.
If you want to be successful as an affiliate marketer, you need a plan for success:
Create a Niche Website
You should choose a niche for yourself. It should be something that interests you or what you’re good at. This way you can focus on a specific product, and you can target people better. You need to find out who would need your product, and what problems your product will solve for them. You will be seen as an expert on the topics around your product, and this will give you more sales.
In order to find the right niche, you need to find out what people are searching for in Google. Most people nowadays do research on a product before they buy. They rely on experts to tell them the pros and cons of a product, which brand is the best to buy, what the best prices are and what to look out for. So writing reviews are an essential part of being an affiliate.
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Target your visitors
One of the biggest mistakes affiliates make is not targeting the right people. Any traffic is not good traffic. You target by putting in the right keywords that people will put in the search engines. The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) should be done well on your site in order to bring in people that are searching for you. Buying traffic won’t give the results that targeted traffic will. Make sure that your SEO is done properly on your website. In addition to proper SEO, you need excellent content that will give value to your visitors.
You need to set aside an hour or two every day in order to learn about Affiliate Marketing. It is therefore a good idea to start with one product. This will give you time to catch up on your learning, and you can test what you’ve learned. Once you are successful with one product, you can add more.
Here are your steps to success
Choose a product or service to sell
Choose a hosting company
You can choose excellent hosting from Hostgator. I find they’re the best for hosting, and not for domain name registration.
You can get a URL from Godaddy, but I prefer Omnis for domain name registration. They also offer hosting, but I prefer Hostgator.
Create a WordPress website
You need to have your own website. As Affiliate Marketing is very similar to Network Marketing, you should really learn all you can about blogging. I have tried many courses, but I find the best one from Pajama Affiliates. They also have an amazing support group where you can ask questions and receive help.
Write, write, write
You need to write. A lot. Excellent quality articles, reviews etc. that would be valuable to your customers.
If you can, make a video on each article, as YouTube is a force to be reckoned with, and able to send you lots of traffic. Here you can just make a PowerPoint Presentation and turn it into a video.
Learn all you can about affiliate marketing
While you start, you should learn all you can about Affiliate Marketing. Join Pajama Affiliates. After you joined you will have direct access to the support group and thousands of other affiliates who are there to help you.
Be totally dedicated to your success
You need to work on your website daily. Continue writing good content. Continue providing value to your visitors. Continue learning. Success will find you!