Affiliate Marketing for your Online Business
If you have learned enough information available to us on the Internet, you should already know that your career in the corporate ladder is useless at best.
In essence, the idea is to start working as an intern, then as a regular employee, then move to a management and/or executive position and finally to the management level of the company you are in. Personally, I don’t mind this kind of aspiration as I once dreamed of such things; however, the cost exactly where you want to be can last at least 30 years; 20 if you are exceptionally good at it.
The problem is that not all of us can be exceptional, and in addition to the fierce competition in the game, you will have to face invincible bureaucracy, racism, favouritism, gender inequality and other negative things to literally move the ladder.
Compromise is not the ideal payment, even from an optimistic point of view. That’s why I would recommend starting your own business, and the cheapest way to do that is to create a blog or affiliate marketing site.
Definition of affiliated marketing
Affiliate marketing is a simple method of generating revenue in which you play the role of a promoter and help manufacturers and sellers communicate with end consumers.
It should be clear that whether you are passive or active in this business, you are by no means the creator or creator of the products/services you promote. However, you will receive a small portion of the sale as compensation. Essentially, it is a three-way relationship between you, the seller and the buyer.
What is affiliate marketing NOT
If you receive an unsolicited email inviting you to join the affiliate network and request payment in advance, you should definitely analyze them and find out if they are fraudulent or legal.
Go to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and find out about the company, if you can’t find it, go to partner forums and discussion forums. They would know a lot about these sites, because messages are quickly distributed on social networks and forums.
Another thing you need to be aware of is that these people are selling you unrelated products or something that you can never use, such as $350 “Partner Marketing Success Secrets” or other catchy names; although some are genuine, they don’t charge you that much.
The truth is that you can learn the basics of affiliate marketing on the best sites and blogs. In fact, they can teach you more useful information than all those specialized books and DVDs that other people sell.
Become a partner for free when you register for affiliate marketing programs, and the only thing that really costs you is hosting, which is about $70-100 per year for your affiliate marketing blog.
Some other costs may include a unique site logo/blog (optional), an electricity bill; hiring a blog author (optional because you can write your own blogs), and you will probably pay for advertising to promote your site or blog (optional).
Types of affiliate marketing
The interest in affiliate marketing is that you can earn commissions in different ways than most people think. Let me explain three different types of affiliate marketing and how you can make money from them.
- Non-affiliated affiliate marketing – this type of affiliate marketing does not require you to do too much work, you do not even need to create a blog of affiliate marketing, as in the case of Amazon affiliate programs. This is more of a PPC (pay-per-click) marketing where you simply show affiliate advertising on sites that allow this type of marketing and then get a commission for each click that Internet users make in their ads.
- Related Affiliate Marketing – This type of marketing is a place where you need to have a certain level of involvement, and it is here that you create a blog or marketing partner page and always post affiliate links to almost all of your sites/blogs. You also get a commission each time a user clicks on an affiliate link.
- Affiliate marketing involved – This type of marketing may require you to actually use the products/services before you write reviews about them, and you will be able to write more comprehensive and objective reviews.
You can choose one of these three types of affiliate marketing methods, but most affiliate marketing programs use affiliate marketing type 2, which has a certain level of involvement and presence on your part.
Connecting pinions and wheels
Now that you have an idea of what affiliate marketing is and what its common traps are, you are ready to embark on the road of financial freedom and a rich lifestyle!
Affiliate marketing is the same as any other business, and before you start, you need to plan your strategy for a few months or even years, so I will give you a basic strategy to become a marketing partner, register for affiliate programs, create your own blog on affiliate marketing and all that.
Steps to become a marketing partner:
Decide which niche theme you want to use on your blog or website. It is better to write reviews or general information about the products/services you are interested in, because you will write articles for them better than you do not like.
For example, if you’re crazy about knitted or baby bikes, this is the niche you should choose for your blog! Affiliate programs have a huge stock of goods to sell, and include knitting hooks and bikes. If you are a more business-oriented person and think you can write about everything, choose the niche that is most profitable among many.
Create your own website and buy a cheap but reliable hosting. You do not need a web designer to create a website or blog. To do this, you can use WordPress, Weebly, Web.com, Blogger, eHost and others. Using the convenient “click and drag” function, you will be able to create your own blog / site in 5-10 minutes!
Learn the basics of SEO and use it on your blog or website. Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a very good marketing strategy that allows you to get to know your site through the Internet or at least most of it. If your site is easier to find in search engines, it is more convenient to visit, and the more visitors, the more money for you.
Explore social media marketing to expand your online presence. In fact, social media marketing or SMM is also part of a great SEO scheme, and without it your SEO campaign will not be as effective as you expect. Literally billions of people go online every day, and most of them are on social networks. It would be a logical choice to attract visitors to your site and increase your potential income.
Find out about paid ads and think about whether you need to use them or not. Paid ads help because they are targeted at people who are already looking for products that you advertise. So there is a high probability that they will buy. Don’t you want them to buy products through affiliate links? I would!
Start filling your site with content. If you are planning to write boring and uninteresting blogs and articles, I would advise you not to continue with your affiliate marketing blog, because I promise that people will not want to read your blogs or visit your site. Write articles that will impress you.
This will tell you if people want to read what you have to say. If you find an extremely critical person to judge your writing, this will be better because it will help you to significantly improve your writing style. The involvement of readers is absolutely important in affiliate marketing. This will determine your revenue opportunities, so do your best to write content on your site above all else.