How does it work?
The steps below may seem overwhelming at first, and you would not be the first to feel that way at the start of your journey, but believe me the trip would be worth it. Not only will you get help every step of the way and learn new skills, but you will find a new passion emerging that you will become very good at … so hop aboard and enjoy the ride.
STEP 1 : HAVING YOUR OWN WEBSITE OR BLOG
Although many have been successful doing affiliate marketing without a website, it can become costly in advertising, especially when you are new and still finding your way. Besides that, we want to start you off with having your own piece of property online and it starts with having your own website or blog. WordPress is not only the most recognized, but it is the easiest and quickest way to set up a website. Infact, there are many resources out there teaching you exactly how to do it for free. This is the one I used which came with 2 free websites on WordPress.
STEP 2 : CHOOSING YOUR NICHE
This is not as difficult as it seems, and is one of the most important steps of your website as it will make it easier to add content to your website. Ponder on these points, and you are sure to come up with your own unique niche / topic:
- What is your passion, stuff that you love and could think about all day – it could be your children / family, a hobby, a need, a desire, a problem or just something you are really good at and know a lot about.
- Think about what you Google and search for. Remember there are billions of people doing the same thing.
- Your choice of niche should not revolve around how much money you can make, but rather how many people you can help with the same desires / problems / passions.
- Using the philosophy of serving others first will result in making money later, and there is no greater joy than experiencing both.
STEP 3 : ADDING CONTENT TO YOUR WEBSITE
Adding original content to your website on a regular basis that has evidence of visitor interaction is exactly what Google looks for to put you at the top of search engines. Again, don’t be overwhelmed by this, it’s like writing your personal diary, and you and your thoughts are original, whether you know it or not. If you have never written before, there are loads of help to show you exactly how to do this every step of the way. Just be open to learning.
STEP 4 : FIND AFFILIATE OFFERS THAT MATCH YOUR CONTENT
This is the easy part – monetizing your passion. There are millions of companies, major retailers and affiliate networks out there wanting you to sell their products with affiliate programs in place. We will guide you in how to find them and also give reviews of the best ones to use with the widest range to choose from.
STEP 5 : SIGN UP WITH THE RIGHT AFFILIATE PARTNER
STEP 6 : ADD AFFILIATE LINKS / BANNERS TO YOUR WEBSITE
Your affiliate partners will supply you with your unique affiliate link or HTML code (for banner advertising) to put on your website. This is easy to install either as advertising running on the sides, top or bottom of your website, or in the content of your website, hyperlinked under a word. This is a basic skill to learn.
STEP 7 : GETTING TRAFFIC TO CLICK ON YOUR AFFILIATE LINKS / ADVERTS
There are many free strategies to learn in terms of getting online traffic. Once you learn how to easily get ranked on search engines, traffic will happen automatically. Engaging potential customers with your original content, creates trust. Trust turns to trial … click, click … away you go.
STEP 8 : GET PAID – THIS IS PROGRAMMATIC
Once your traffic starts interacting and acting by clicking on the links and adverts on your website, that’s when you start earning money. It all happens automatically. Most affiliate networks and partners have their own reporting structure so that you can check how many people click on your links and how many have converted to sales. This helps a great deal with seeing what works and what doesn’t so that you can repeat that which is good.
STEP 9 : LEVERAGE YOUR SUCCESS AND REPEAT WHAT WORKS
Once you start gaining success in monetizing your websites through affiliate marketing, you will want to create more in other niches. You will simply apply what worked and apply it to your other niches allowing your revenue to grow exponentially.
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