Kick Start Your Journey in Affiliate Marketing

Making Money from Affiliate Marketing

When it comes to online marketplaces (for products delivered digitally), ClickBetter, Commission Junction and Plimus are perhaps among the best known websites.

The idea driving this process is ‘affiliate marketing’. For example, a visitor sent to a sales page on ClickBank via a link on another website and goes on to purchase an item from ClickBank will generate commission for the webmaster who created that initial link. It is a process which makes it possible to sell not only your own products, but other people’s products as well – a process which has allowed enterprising entrepreneurs several thousands of euros in commission to date.

While it may sound like a simple venture, it does require effort and persistence. The following is a list of tips which, although by no means exhaustive, serves as a good foundation for interested parties to begin their foray into affiliate marketing.

1) Building a website to promote your affiliate’s products.

2) Putting together a blog to promote your product.

The key is to be consistent in choosing a theme that matches your choice of product. A weight-loss product would benefit most from being featured on a blog which focuses on weight loss in general.

Reviews and articles on the blog are also important to both support and advertise the product.

Pinning the reviews to the top of the blog homepage and building back-links to it are methods to generate more traffic to the area where you want your visitors to focus on.

3) Using Google with SEO to your advantage

The most fundamental aspect, of course, is to attract traffic to the blog. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) from search engines such as Google, can be utilized for this purpose, with a little effort.

Google Keyword Planner is a tool that can help you identify the most searched-for keywords based on monthly trends, and allow you to design your blog posts that integrate these keywords. In addition, pay attention to back-links, as Google ranks a site based on the amount of back-links it receives. Resources such as EzineArticles.com are on hand to assist with this.

4) Sell your product with Paid Traffic

Google’s paid advert system, AdWords, allows users to bypass the free (organic listing) In Google when users search for keywords.

Google Keyword Planner can also be used here to identify keywords relevant to your chosen product, allowing you to create ads and buy ad space for them within Google AdWords. This traffic can be redirected to the review on your blog. (This is because it is not possible to directly link to an affiliate link, therefore the need for the more viable option of directing traffic to the review page of the website.)

In Summary here are the steps you should follow to kick start your affiliate marketing:

1. Select a product you wish to sell.

2. Create a blog dedicated to the product

3. Put together a number of quality articles (around 20) for the blog.

4. Create a review of your product.

5. Direct traffic to this review

6. Redirect traffic from organic or paid avenues from search engines to your website.

Remember keep trying, do not give up you will find failures turning into merely feedbacks and success becomes a matter of time.

John King C is an experience email marketer. Since the beginning of his online journey he has been finding secret tricks and unknown methods to gain an upper hand in online businesses.