Affiliate Marketing is a great way for the average person to make money online. Especially if you hate creating your own products or you don’t have your own products.
More and more people are searching online for what to buy etc… Offline shops are more or less just “showrooms” you go there to check out the product you want to buy and you go online and buy as you will find a better price.
For this reason, it has created a lot of opportunities for the average person to generate extra income by promoting other people’s products or services to customers who want them.
The thing I love most about affiliate marketing is that it cost very little if anything to get started. All you need to do is find a product that you want to promote and then recommend those products to customers who want to buy.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
This is one of the most common questions we receive, and it’s actually quite simple:
Affiliate marketing is a way for you (the affiliate) to earn a commission for recommending products or services to your friends or readers.
To simplify it, here’s the 5 step process for how to start affiliate marketing:
1 You find a product you want to promote
2 Do a search for the “product name” affiliate program. If it’s on Amazon, you can also promote it
3 Sign up for their affiliate program
4 You get a special link that allows the merchant to track the people who clicked your link
5 If they buy the product, you get a commission.
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Nowadays most websites, if you scroll right to the bottom, you will see mentions of “Affiliates” or “Become an Affiliate”
You simply sign up, and you get your own Affiliate link, which now you can share with friends/family or create a website/blog around that product or service.
When an affiliate link is clicked, a small file called a cookie is stored on the user’s computer. Then they buy a product, the merchant can see that they were referred by you.
Here’s How to Start Affiliate Marketing on Your Blog in 8 Steps:
Step 1: Create a Website or A Blog.
Step 2: Choose your Niche.
Step 3: Research Products in Your Niche that You Can Review.
Step 4: Sign Up for the Amazon Affiliate Program.
Step 5: Find affiliate programs for the other products you want to review.
Step 6: Create content in the form of tutorials, review posts, resource pages, or emails, and use your affiliate link.
Step 7: Optimize the page and track your rankings on Google.
Step 8: Rinse and Repeat!
How Much Money Can You Make With Affiliate Marketing?
This is really down to you and how much effort you put in. If you treat Affiliate Marketing like a hobby and waste time watching TV all the time then you will make nothing… And this will be your fault.
Treat Affiliate Marketing like a business, get a mentor, follow their training, etc… Your results will be different. You will earn anything from $100 – $5,000 per month. Now I say this figure because it all depends, on who your mentor is.
There are some people in Affiliate Marketing who will promote shit. If you know what I mean. These people are into making a quick buck.
You want to get a real mentor who will hold your hand all the way and give you all the training you require.
If you are serious about starting out in Affiliate Marketing, I highly recommend clicking here and learning more about this book as a starting point. You will get to meet my good friend and mentor who has written this book and guess what, he is from the UK, who knows, you may have seen him around or you may even know him!!!