How to start Affiliate Marketing with your blog
Affiliate Marketing is one of the quickest and the most popular ways to make huge money online. While companies see this as an avenue to promote their products to make more sales, bloggers use this as an avenue to make passive income online. So I have decided to drop some useful tips on how to start earning real income through Affiliate Marketing programmes.
Choose the right Niche
Niche can either make or break your dream of earning through this program. Before going into affiliate marketing, make sure you choose the area you can discuss based on your knowledge and interest. Although, there is nothing wrong in choosing any niche but if you start one you know nothing about, that is the beginning of your failure. Choose wisely!
Select the right product
Of course you know that Affiliate Marketing has to do with promoting someone’s or companies’ products thereby earning commission from all sales made through your link. When you have chosen the niche that is best for you, the next thing is to search for the right products to promote. When finding products to promote, consider these four basic but important factors: Value, Relevance, Commission, Conversion and cookie duration.
Register as an Affiliate
When all the research about the products has been made successfully, the next thing is to register an affiliate account with the company. Most of the times, you can see the link to register at the bottom of their website (we call it “footer”).
Create your blog or website
You cannot start applying all these without a website or blog. All serious affiliate marketers have a blog with which to promote the products. You’ll need to convince your readers to click on your affiliate links through articles on your blog.
Creating a blog now is even easier now than it was few years ago. You don’t even need knowledge in website programming before creating a blog nowadays. All you need is a few tutorials like this one, and you’re good to go. Though, you’ll have to invest a little at least for your hosting if you really want to make money through affiliate marketing. Here is a step by step guide on how to create a blog in WordPress with Ipage.
Start Pushing Traffic to your blog
Finally, you’ll need to start generating traffic to your blog for you to earn in Affiliate Marketing.
Remember this: No Traffic, no clicks on your affiliate links, no clicks simply result to zero earnings or profits. Simply put, blog without traffic generates no income.
Start by using Social Medias to create awareness of your blog and also focus on writing contents that will be useful to your readers on the blog.
Affiliate Marketing is a good source of income. But it requires, hard work and patient to start reaping the full benefits. Though, it may take several weeks or months before it starts yielding the result you really want.
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