If you are not an active blogger or internet marketer, you may have never even heard of the term affiliate marketing. However, you more than likely have come across it dozens of times as you have searched the internet.
Have you ever bought anything online based upon a review or blog post? More than likely you purchased that item through an affiliate link and someone other than the product creator got paid a commission.In fact, there are quite a few people who make a very fine living just through affiliate marketing efforts.
Today, we are going to take a quick look at just a few of the steps that are needed to turn you into an affiliate marketer.
The very first things you are going to need is a niche and a platform to speak from. Now a niche is just a fancy term for a hobby, interest, or topic. Niches can be a broad as dog training to specific as tiny kitchen cabinets. Niches are the key to making decent money with affiliate marketing. You want to find a niche that is going to have a lot of products and services you will be able to recommend over time. The next part of the process is to find an area to spread your message. For most people, the easiest way to do this is through a website where you can create a blog. If you go this route it is a good idea to learn a little bit more about search engine optimization, keywords, and call to actions. That is more than the scope of this article can define, however, it is necessary to learn these aspects to gain the success you will eventually crave. There are many ways to get a blog but the best is to buy your own domain and hosting, this will give you full control.
Once you have your website created it is time to begin creating content. The best way for an early blogger to get started is to use it as a journal. Get into the habit of writing an entry at least every day if possible. If your blog is about candies, simply start writing recipes, stories, news, even youtube videos you might find. At this point, it really doesn’t matter as you are not going to have an audience. However, make sure the content is entertaining, informative, and engaging.
Once you have about ten posts on your blog, you will want to start promoting it through social media such as Twitter and Facebook. This will give the search engines time to find your site. However, you can use social media to begin growing a fan base for your content. Now you will have some content and some visitors you can begin looking for affiliate offers.
For the new blogger, it is best to start with Clickbank or Amazon. Look for offers that can be included in your posts and begin linking out to them. At this stage, do not expect many sales, but they will come with time and more posts! Also if you want a blueprint to success with affiliate marketing then check out The Internet Jetset Review website. It is a great course for anyone looking to start learning this new career path. If you are more advance then I would recommend Mark Ling’ Learn build earn. It is a lot more expensive but the value is definitely there.