Affiliate marketing is one of the top ways to make money online regardless of your geographical location. Therefore, if you’ve been looking for a way to make money online, consider affiliate marketing. Although, to become successful in this line of business require commitment and efforts. In this article, you’ll learn how to make money through affiliate marketing regardless your location.
Requirements to start affiliate marketing
Before you think about venturing into affiliate marketing business, below are what you should get by your side;
1. A computer or Smartphone
2. Internet connection service
3. Bank account to recieve money
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a process of making money online by promoting another person’s (or company’s) products or services. You join affiliate network, find products, promote the products and earn commission for every sale that you make.
For example; John has a website where he sells e-books at cost of $10 each. And he tells James to bring customers that will buy the e-books. John agreed with James that he will pay him $2 for each sale he makes from the people James. With this agreement, James starts referring people to John’s website to buy the e-book and earn commission. That is how affiliate marketing works. Keep reading, you’ll get more clear pictures. Hope this is interesting?
The good news is; there are big online companies you can enrol in their affiliate marketing and make tons of money.
How to make money through affiliate marketing.
We are glad you’ve leant how affiliate marketing works. Below are steps to follow;
1. Discover YOUR TARGET
As an affiliate marketer or as someone who wants to become an affiliate marketer, you need to first identify your target audience. The job of an affiliate marketer is to bring people that will buy the products or subscribe for services. So, you need to know people that you’ll target and where to get them. To get them, you can use social media platforms such as; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, WhatsApp, blog and so on. Also, you need to know products that your audience are likely to buy.
2. Choose Product Or Service to sell
Choose products or services that relate to your target audience.
For example, if your target audience or niche is fashion, it won’t be nice to ask them to buy video games; that’s off-point. There ars so many products you can sell in fashion, like wristwatches, shoes, jackets, suits and more.
Tip: go for products that is more beneficial to your audience, affordable, and furthermore offer sufficient commissions that will make it worthwhile.
3. Create your own website or blog
Having your own site will help to strengthen the relationship between you and your audience. You can start a blog to engage more people which will lead to more sells. If your niche is fashion, you can *create a blog* to write about about fashion. Promote your blog to get more people who are interested in fashion to read your blog posts. From there you can introduce your affiliate products and make sales. Today, it is easy to create a website without knowing computer codes. If you don’t know how to go about it, you can *contact us* for help.
4. Pull in people to your website
If you have a site but no traffic (nobody is visiting it), then you site is useless. You have to make sure that the content on your site is original and well-written, that will make Google to index your site in search their results when people ‘search’ for keywords related to the ones on your site.
Basically, there are two techniques to get traffic to your site; free and paid techniques.
People usually opt for free, especially when budget is low. But as time goes on, they upgrade to paid traffic.
Paid traffic is the point at which your site is promoted on other online sites. You can *contact us* if you would like us to help you advertise your site on our various platforms. Another way to promote your site is through Google AdWord and Facebook boost
Note: when displaying affiliate products on your site, you need to guarantee that the items you showcase on your site are reliable and of good quality, things buyers can’t live without.
5. Join Affiliate Marketing Networks
Finally you are here. Congratulations!!!
In this section, we’ll answer the question; where do I find products to promote? And show you how to get started.
There are many affiliate networks out there you can register with. Affiliate networks have many products they sell, you can sign-up with any of them, get your affiliate link and start promoting the products.
It is your affiliate link that you’ll be posting on blog and social media, so if anyone click on the link, it redirects the person to where to buy the item, and if the person buy it, you get paid.
With your affiliate link, you can track your sales and collect money from the product owners.
Simple graphic how affiliate marketing works
Below is simple infographic how affiliate marketing works
1. Join Affiliate Marketing Network
2. Find products
3. Promote products
4. Track sales
5. Earn commission
Top 20 Affiliate Marketing Networks And Their Websites
To join, visit their websites and sign up
1. Rakuten Affiliate Network
2. ShareASale/Affiliate Window
3. eBay Partner Network
5. Amazon Associates
6. CJ Affiliate by Conversant
11. Impact Radius
14. Performance Horizon
15. Webgains/ad pepper media
18. Affiliate Future
19. Trade tracker
20. Share Results.