Taking the first few steps and making the initial decisions will determine your success or failure when starting in affiliate marketing. That’s why I’ve created an affiliate marketing for beginners’ guide that will walk you through 7 MAJOR STEPS which guarantees that you’ll make money online if you implement them correctly.
When I got started in affiliate marketing, I didn’t find any genuine people to guide me and I definitely didn’t come across an affiliate marketing for beginners’ guide similar to the one I’m revealing below. I had many of these “I QUIT” moments due to the wrong and terrible decisions I have initially made. But here’s the good news, I’ve learned a lot from these mistakes and so I’m going to save you the months (or maybe even years) of trials and errors ABSOLUTELY FREE. In exchange, all I want from you is to take this guide seriously and to support me in any way you can (sharing this website with others, leaving some comments, checking out the Sponsored Ads, etc.). So now, the first thing I want you to do before you jump into the 7 steps guide is to read the following post because it will reveal some IMPORTANT facts about affiliate marketing which you may not know as an affiliate marketing beginner: Is Affiliate Marketing Worth it >>>
STEP 1: Find the Right Affiliate Offers
Many new affiliates tend to skip this step and immediately jump into creating a niche website without knowing exactly what are they going to promote. But I don’t blame them…affiliate marketing beginners are usually influenced by some deceiving gurus that push the idea of creating an online business or a website based on the person’s hobbies and passions. If you were actually planning to do this then let me ask you something…how can you GUARANTEE that a website based on your interests, hobbies, and passions will actually make you money online? There’s a BIG chance that the niche you love is NOT in demand or doesn’t have any affiliate offers that’s worth promoting. Therefore, the first decision that any new affiliates must make is what affiliate marketing programs or networks should they join and why? Learn about the 5 types of AFFILIATE MARKETING PROGRAMS & NETWORKS >>>
STEP 2: Do Keyword Research
Once you’ve finalized on what type of affiliate offers you’ll promote, you need to do an intensive research on the keywords that are being used for online searches by your target market. This will help in figuring out what exactly is your niche-based audience is looking for and will help in the on-page SEO implementation in your website. Learn how to do KEYWORD RESEARCH and SEO BASICS & ANALYZE YOUR DATA >>>
STEP 3: Create a Website
Creating the first website is the main gate for you to enter the online world and a golden opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and skills with thousands of individuals who are in need of this information. Creativity and communication plays a big role in this step since the content you’ll provide on the website is going to be the money generator. When making a new affiliate website, keep 3 goals in mind which this website have to achieve:
1) Share valuable information and data with a niche-based audience.
2) Get approvals to join various affiliate networks and programs. Note: Many affiliate networks and programs decline affiliates who don’t have a website.
3) Make money online by placing and promoting affiliate links on the website.
And the last thing I want to mention is DON’T get caught up too much with designing complicated and fancy websites and concentrate more on content writing and marketing strategies. Learn how to make an EASY & SIMPLE WEBSITE >>>
STEP 4: Get Your Affiliate Links
This step is a continuation for step 1. Some affiliate programs and networks require affiliate marketing beginners to provide their websites for evaluation before approval. So once you’ve completed designing your website, you can now start applying to the affiliate programs and networks that is suitable for your site content. When approved, you’ll be able to login to the dashboard area and get URL affiliate links that has a code of your unique referral ID. This unique affiliate link is usually a general URL to a homepage of a company’s website. Most affiliate programs or networks can also provide you with deep links which is a custom affiliate link to any specific page or product on a website. You can also get text links, banner ads, email copy and many other creative for each affiliate offer. Check out my advice on what affiliate programs and networks to join >>>
STEP 5: Track Your Affiliate Links
Affiliate programs and networks will provide you with unique affiliate links to promote their products and services but they won’t be able to provide any specific data on how conversions happened. Tracking your affiliate links is extremely crucial to determine how these sales are made. If you’re marketing blindly without knowing some statistics on the buying customers (especially in paid advertising) then you’ll NEVER know what’s working to repeat it and what’s not working to eliminate it. To scale up your earnings, you must gather and analyze data like unique/bot clicks, user locations, devices used, browsers used, keywords used, etc. Learn how to TRACK YOUR AFFILIATE LINKS >>>
STEP 6: Advertise & Earn Commissions!
Once you have a complete website and have included all affiliate links properly in the content then it’s time to begin the MONEY MAKING PROCESS! The first question that’ll come up for a new affiliate is “Where can I promote my website” and the short answer is ANYWHERE. When you gain some experience in online marketing, you’ll realize that every marketing strategy you do and every advertising platform you select will give you different results. It all depends on the niche/product you’re promoting and so testing and analyzing traffic statistics is always necessary when starting a new marketing campaign. Some people choose free marketing strategies like SEO, Social Media, classified ads platforms like Craigslist or Kijiji, YouTube videos, etc. And some people choose paid advertising methods like Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Native Ads like Outbrain or Taboola, PUSH Notification Ads, etc. My recommendation is NOT to waste too much time on free traffic methods if you want faster and better results. I had some conversion through free traffic but it wasn’t consistent and required TOO MUCH effort. So unless you’re a big social media figure or an influencer who has a huge following then I suggest you take the paid traffic route. Another tip I can give you is to choose one paid advertising platform and stick to it until you master it instead of jumping from one place to the other. I promise that if you do follow this tip then you’ll see much more profits in the long run. Grow your marketing skills by learning how to do GOOGLE ADS, FACEBOOK ADS, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, VIRAL MARKETING & MORE >>>
STEP 7: Increase Revenue with Google AdSense
This is not a mandatory step but it’s HIGHLY recommended if you want to make more money through your website. Once a website is indexed on search engines and has some traffic coming to it, go and sign up for the Google AdSense revenue sharing program. And if you get approved, this will give you the chance to include sponsored display & Text Ads in your site content and generate more earnings through Ad clicks. Learn how to MAXIMIZE your profits with GOOGLE ADSENSE >>>