Affiliate Marketing For Beginners [In Plain English!]
Before we start its important that you understand the basics of affiliate marketing.
Don’t worry it’s really not that complicated! Throughout this training I’ll show you exactly how it works and how you can make money with affiliate marketing.
The whole concept behind affiliate marketing is actually pretty damn simple. Essentially, Affiliate marketing = selling other people’s stuff in exchange for a commission. its kinda like those retail stores where you get the really pushy sales men because they are getting a commission by the store, the difference with affiliate marketing is that it all happens online. So you don’t have to deal with customers face to face. The beauty of this is that once you get your website up and running, you can literally step away from it, do the things you love whilst the money keeps comes in on autopilot.
What’s also really cool about Affiliate marketing and why I initially was attracted to it is that one, you don’t have to have your own products. Two, you don’t need to ship anything yourself. Three, you don’t need to accept payments yourself.. in fact, you don’t have to worry about any of those complicated, annoying tasks.
How to Get Started in Affiliate Marketing ?
Well, i’ts actually very simple, all you need to do to get started is to find and join a affiliate program that best suites you, which is free and takes just a couple minutes to do so. you’ll find that most of the big online retailers out there actually do have a affiliate program. for example, Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Thinkgeek.com and literally thousands of others. Now, you usually find the link to those affiliate programs on each of this sites, tucked away somewhere at the bottom of their page.
once you know where to look for these links, you’ll be surprised at just how many sites do have a affiliate program. So, lets say for example that you would like to make money from promoting stuff of Amazon.
First you’ll need to join their affiliate program by going to their website and scrolling down to the bottom of the page looking for the “become a affiliate link,” there you’ll be able to create your own affiliate account.
Once you have your account and are logged in, you can now search for pretty much any product available on Amazon.com. Then, you will find get what is called your affiliate link, which is a unique link to you that you can promote anywhere you want.
Anytime that some one clicks that link and buys something from Amazon.com you will get a commission.
How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing ?
Let’s say for example that you have a massive Facebook page about the “Hunger Games,” and you would like to make some money from it.. One thing you could do, is start to promote some of the Hunger Games books on your page by simply logging in to you Amazon affiliate account, head over to the search bar, and search for the hunger games books. Then get your affiliate link of that product and share it out to all of your page followers in a cool post. For example, you could say something like this; “Hell yeah! the new Hunger Games book just got out,” put your link in the description and boom you will get a commission for anything that your followers end up buying.
What also really really cool about all of this is that even when they decide not to buy the actual product that you are promoting after clicking on your link but they end up buying something else on Amazon, then you will get a commission for that sale. So, even if those highly potential hunger games page followers do click your affiliate link for that book, but they don’t buy the book, instead they end up buying some thousand dollar plasma screen on amazon anyway, you would still get a commission for that sale.
A lot of it is just to get people through the door and once they’re on Amazon, then let Amazon do what they do best. Which is selling like crazy. And believe me, you will be blown away by some of the stuff you promote, where people eventually end up buying thousands of dollars of other stuff.
Now, each commission you get will depend on the Affiliate program you are promoting. For example, with Amazon you will get somewhere between 4% – 10% commission depending on how many sales you make per month, also what kind of products you are selling.
Certain products you will get you a higher commission than others. then, at the end of each month. Amazon will deposit all of your earnings, into your bank account. Or, alternatively you could have them send you a check which they will send by mail, or if you really want to you can also get paid in amazon gift certificates. Its really up to you to choose the method that you personally like the most.
Choose How You Want to Get Paid.
To choose how you want get paid in Amazon, you need to go to head over to your account settings and click payment method.
Now the tricky part in all of this is of course figuring out.. how to get a ton of people to click your affiliate links and actually buy stuff. After all, not everybody has a massive fan page(s) already build up to promote their stuff on, and frankly that’s not even the best, most profitable way to do it.
But don’t worry, because this is exactly what i’m good at and I’m going to show you exactly how to do it.
There are a ton of different ways to promote your affiliate links, but the way I found to be the most ridiculously profitable method after years of doing this, is by building simple websites that target products and niches that hardly anyone else is targeting.
This way its extremely easy to get those site’s to rank to the top spots of google so that tons of people everyday, searching for those actual products, find your site, click your affiliate link, buy tons of stuff and make you a boat load of money.
Things You Want to Keep in Mind While Building Your Site.
They key in building profitable website’s to promote your affiliate products on is looking out for unique untouched niches that people actually do search for and buy, so you only a have few other niche related competitors.
When building your website, its also good to have more than one page on your site with related terms that get searched for in the search engines. For example, if your target niche is about fishing, the terms should be something like this, Fishing books, Fishing secrets, fishing tricks.. and so on.
Then, after a bit of promotion, because the competition is so low you will be easily sitting on the first page, top spots of Google for most of these terms.
Because of these rankings and the chosen niche. Now, everyday of the year, over a thousands of people will walk up to your website, click your affiliate links, buy the products you are promoting and eventually make you a ton of money, hands down.
What To Do Now?.
By now, you’re probably wondering about a couple different things, and honestly, I don’t blame you.
Like, how do I set up a website? Or, how do I promote my site so that it gets to the first page of Google? Well, all of those things are actually really easy in my free step by step “Crash Course Training” I will show you exactly how all of this is done.
In part two of the Crash Course Training I will show you how to choose a profitable niche.
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