A Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing

A Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing

People sitting at home making millions just by promoting an Affiliate Links. Did you ever wonder how people do that, Is it true, Is it possible? May be you’re looking for a beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing?

Yes, this is 1000% possible to make money while working from comfort of your home. This is damn true. People are making lot on money just by planning their marketing strategies and promoting an affiliate links while just sitting at home and know what results are really very impressive.

If you are not sure how to start your own blog, I’ve talked about it in the previous post :

I hope you all have started your own blog. If you don’t go through my previous posts (Highly recommended).

So what next? You really want to get into the thing Affiliate Marketing. Why not? I think this is the best to start affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing can be done together with your 9 to 5 job as your side hustle. But Affiliate marketing will make you earn more than what you earn at your job. And at some time you will think to leave your job and become your own boss. You will get money, you will have lot of business opportunities to do.

That’s why during the recent past many people leaved their jobs and starts affiliate marketing on full time basis.

Many companies are specifically promoting affiliate links and earning handsome. The market of Affiliate marketing has been grown up so fast. There are billions of people over the internet who are searching internet to buy different products online. There is always opportuinity in the world of online marketing.

You don’t know what affiliate marketing is and how it work?

In fact Affiliate marketing is the most profitable way to make money online.

Want to understand what is Affiliate marketing? Keep reading this article to learn everything about this popular passive income method.

What is an Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is an online marketing methodology wherein website owners promote third party products or services on their websites, blogs, Social Media or at other places online. Each Affiliate marketer gets a special affiliate link which he then use to promote online.

When the website owner registers a sale which is through the affiliate link, then they earn a commission out of those sales. This is how Affiliate Marketing works.

The affiliate marketing process is so simple to understand. Just make sales for website owners and earn commissions. This commission varies from $1 to $10,000 depending on what product you are promoting.

How to Join Affiliate Marketing?

Basically four steps are there:

  1. Register with an affiliate program
  2. Choose a product or service for your niche which you want to promote.
  3. Share the product or service affiliate link via Blog, Social Media, and YouTube Videos or in any other form.
  4. When someone makes a purchase through your affiliate link, you will earn your affiliate commission.

Like what we do in offline marketing, hiring a sales person who will bring customers for our business.

Similarly, Affiliate marketing is all about bringing customers to the website owners. Affiliate marketing can be done only online, it cannot be done offline

How to join Affiliate Marketing Program?

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Affiliate marketing programs are free to join. Many companies offer their own affiliate program. You only need to be Online and social presence to drive traffic to those affiliate links.

Simply sign up for the program with the company offering it and get your unique tracking link.

Affiliate marketing also offers a cookie policy which is very great for all. If a person click on your affiliate link and did not make any purchase, but he come back again within the period of 30-90 days(Depending on agreement) and make purchases on their website. Then you will get your cut for sure. This is one of the best feature of affiliate marketing.

Some of the platforms where you can find your affiliate products

Almost every company online provide their own affiliate marketing program.

Another way to find affiliate products is to do a simple Google search. For example, one could place the following phrase into Google Search: 

“(Product name) + Affiliate program”. (Product name= Product which you want to promote)

How to make my first sale?

Affiliate marketing process is easy to understand. Only efforts lying is in reaching out the right audience and make them to buy it.

Affiliate marketing is a slow process but once its get on track, then there are unlimited possibilities. In starting you have to make share your links over different Social Media platform and in your blog.

I would suggest you to write a detailed and original review of the product or service which you would like to promote on your website. That’s why I recommend you to read:

You can get sales by posting your link to the social media on Facebook but it will not benefit you in long run.

That is why I suggest to write a review about it and using proper SEO technique to rank your post on the top of Google‘s search results. This method will benefit you in long run and you will have better sales coming through your affiliate link.

I know most of you will give a try to social media strategy because it will show you results little faster than writing a review article about products and doing SEO. But this is not recommended for long run.

But this is the sure way you will gonna believe in affiliate marketing.

How do I Promote my Affiliate Links over social media?

Although this is not the best method. But you should try it once. Best platform to promote your affiliate link is Facebook. Join relevant groups in your niche and start posting about the product with your affiliate link. Don’t do spamming in the group.

Write a post why you should choose this and what are its benefits and reviews (Must be original). You need to join lot of groups in your niche say around 100-200 groups or even more and you have to make post on regular basis, which should not look spammy. You will surely find customers for your product.

If you have your own Facebook business page. You can promote the links by paid advertisement, PPC. But do it in the right way otherwise you will get banned from your affiliater. So, read all terms and conditions before doing this.

This is the way which is used by most of the affiliate marketers to generate traffic to their affiliate link and make people buy them.

How to promote affiliate links in Blogs?

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This is another and best way to promote affiliate links and this is what I recommend for all the professionals and serious players out there. Write a complete detailed review about the product or service in your blog article. Make sure you use those products or services personally before writing a review. In that way your review look good. Write about its features and benefits. Embeds affiliate banners with article post and links to direct visitors to the landing page where they will buy the product. This technique will help you in long run and the money which you will generate by this method by promoting your affiliate link will be more than what you have expected.

How much money I can generate through affiliate marketing?

You can earn unlimited, there are no boundaries, unless you stick to your strategy and continuously promoting affiliate products. Results may come slow but once you incorporate blogging technique to market affiliate products you can earn on constant basis without much efforts.

Affiliate marketing is neither harmful nor illegal, as you will simply be using the affiliate link provided to you rather than a direct link to link to any site.

If you are into this online marketing thing. I would suggest you to try affiliate marketing. You will learn about marketing strategies and how to sell anything.

Read “How to make people open your mail”.

You will learn a lot in this way. Keep connected with our website so that all information passes to you.

I hope this beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing will help you get started with it. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section below.

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Pankaj Gusain

Hi, I am Punkaj, an aspiring blogger. I post content about Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Business and Digital Marketing.

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