One of the lucrative way to earn as a blogger is using affiliate marketing. Most of the bloggers and internet marketers uses Affiliate Marketing as their source of income. So, if you want to bag some money from your blog or website, join an affiliate program along with Google AdSense.
Let me share some of the basics you must know before getting into affiliate marketing.
What do you need to become an affiliate marketer?
To be frank you need nothing, yes i meant it. All you have to do is to refer a product to someone, when they buy the product based on your suggestion, you will be credited with the commission. The amount may vary from $1 to some thousands depending upon the product you are marketing. So to become an online marketer all you need is to have some marketing knowledge and if possible “a blog”, because blog is the best way to reach the target audience.
When i say someone, that i do blogging for my living, the very first question they shoot at me is “How do you get money from your blog?“. If this question is already revolving in your mind, let me explain it.
Whenever you are signing up with any of the Affiliate programs, you will be given with a unique link, which is called Tracking link. So, when your visitor use this link to purchase the product, you will be get your commission.
Another advantage of using affiliate link is, whenever someone clicks your tracking link, they will be assigned to a 60 day cookie period. So that even if they do a purchase within the next 60 days , you will get your commission.
How to choose a affiliate program?
If you still dont have a blog or website, first you need to concentrate on finding your niche. Buy, if you already have a website, do choose a affiliate program related to your niche, if not this Ebook will help you to build your first successful blog. For example, if you own a sports website, web-hosting affiliates wont be effective for you, but a sports product may help you. So choose a program related to your niche. If you dont find any affiliate programs related to your niche, then its time to shift to another one.
To have a professional looking blog, try to build a blog using WordPress.org, It is an open source software, which is completely editable and also thousands of themes and plugins are available to make your site look more awesome.
Affiliate Marketplace will also help you to centralize your affiliate sales. These are the central databases for affiliate programs from different niches. Some of the affiliate market places are Shareasale, CJ and ClickBank.
Some of the affiliate’s in web hosting service niche.
How to promote a product?
To promote an affiliate program, you must have good visitor base. So, before starting with affiliate marketing try to build audience. Whenever the audience repeatedly visiting your site, you are not only getting good page views but also good sale. Always high quality post will help you build your audience base. Try to get more traffic from search engines by using some search engine optimization techniques. Once you started getting some fair amount of regular visitors, start promoting products.
How to get more income from affiliate marketing?
Keep the following points in the mind to get good range of income from affiliate programs.
- If using ClickBank, products should have over a 60% commission and should have a high gravity rating (meaning they’re in demand).
- For CPA (cost-per-action) programs, commissions should be over $1, and products shouldn’t be overly restrictive in how you can promote them.
- For physical products, look for commissions over $40.
Always try to follow the below steps:
- Research about your niche.
- Research about the affiliate programs in that niche.
- Build your audience.
- Promote high quality content.
- Market you affiliate product.
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Author: Abdur Rahman
Abdur Rahman is a B.E. Communication Engineering Graduate from Chennai, India. He loves Computers and Programs. He spends most of his time for redesigning computer games or coding new Android Applications.