Earn A Real Income With Affiliate Marketing.
As someone new to Affiliate Marketing you may feel overwhelmed when you first look at affiliate marketing. However, it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think.
To get started with affiliate marketing, which is probably the easiest business system to set up online, there are a few key things you need to know. You don’t need to understand everything about internet marketing right away.
Affiliate marketing can offer you a real income, whether you want to do this part time or full time. The biggest benefit to affiliate marketing is its simplicity which also makes it its biggest flaw!
You see, there is a right way to set up your affiliate marketing business and there is a wrong way.
The right way to set up your affiliate marketing business is using a proven set of processes. This is what all successful marketers do.
The wrong way to attempt affiliate marketing is to haphazardly put things together, send traffic to it and hope to make sales. That is the surest way to fail!
So the best thing you can do is to start off on the right foot.
Now, I can’t teach you everything about affiliate marketing in this one post, but you can grab My valuable Free Report that will show you the most common mistakes affiliate marketers make.
The Basics of Affiliate Marketing.
What’s really nice about affiliate marketing is that you can scale your income up. You can start small and build your business up to how big you want to go.
So What Exactly is Affiliate Marketing?
In a nutshell, Affiliate marketing is simply a method where you can promote products or services for another company and earn commissions when a sale is made.
It is highly profitable and you can earn significant revenue once you’ve mastered affiliate marketing.
How to get started with Affiliate Marketing.
To get started with affiliate marketing there are a few steps you need to follow;
Firstly, you need to decide on a niche to focus on. This could be something you’re passionate about or it could be a niche that is popular or in demand at the time.
After you’ve picked your niche, you are going to need something to promote.
It might be a product you are already using and really like. In which case, find out if they have an affiliate program that you can sign up for so you can promote that product.
If you don’t have a product in mind, you can find many products or services to promote on sites like JVZoo, Clickbank or Warrior+. These are free to join.
Some things to keep in mind are that different companies pay different commission rates to their affiliates.
So when you are looking at a product or service to promote, keep this in mind. It should be part of your decision making process. You can find products that pay 20%, 50% or more in commissions.
In some instances, when you sign up for an affiliate program you might also need to wait for approval before you can promote their products.
Once you’ve found a product or service to promote and gotten your affiliate link, its time to setup your marketing method or funnel. Your marketing funnel is how you are going to promote your affiliate products.
This is one of the most important pieces that unsuccessful marketers miss. They send traffic directly to their affiliate links hoping to make a sale. The second is sending the wrong type of traffic. That is a recipe for failure.
To be successful, you must have targeted traffic to your offers. These are people that would be interested in what your offer is about. And you must have a good marketing funnel in place.
Before you send any traffic to your affiliate offers, you must pre-sell your prospects and this is where your marketing funnel comes in to play.
Now, marketing funnels can be very simple or very intricate. So if you’re just starting out, keep things as simple as you can.
Now, I can’t cover marketing funnels in detail here or any technical details, but I will give you a simple idea to get you started with your affiliate marketing business.
To Start off, you would be to have something of value to give to your prospect for free. This is know as a lead magnet, which you offer to your prospect for free in exchange for their email address.
This could be a free report, checklist, audio or video as long as it’s related to your niche and provides value to your prospect.
You can download my Free report here to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.
Now 2 things happen here when you do this:
- First, you are building goodwill with your subscribers because you are giving them value upfront.
- Second, you are building your list.
This is important, because now you can keep providing value to your subscriber and building your rapport with them.
Remember, people buy from people they like and trust and there is no better way to build that trust then to provide great value to your subscribers.
Now, when you have done this you can provide them the Solution (which is your affiliate product or service) and they are more likely to take you up on the offer.
Once you have your marketing funnel in place, drive targeted traffic to your lead magnet offer, then making the sale becomes much easier. Don’t complicate the process. Just follow a proven process and you are more likely to succeed.
That’s really the basics of how to succeed with affiliate marketing. It’s an easy way to start your own online business and generate multiple incomes streams.
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