We have seen that “Make money online or “Be your own boss” or even “Work from home” ads and articles. I do not know about you, but when I first started saw these ads, just 2 points came to my mind
- This could be “Fraud”
- Sounds good, But how to do this?
If I ignore all the frauds and scams etc in Affiliate Marketing then I would definitely say that you can actually Make Money Online. It does not cost a fortune, and you do not have to rip the people along the way. In this article, I will give a quick and interesting overview of the Affiliate Marketing Process. I will also give you an idea of how everything works with an example for better understanding. The main thing is to start. So let’s start!
Affiliate Marketing Process with an Example of Weight Loss
1) Select a Topic
You can find a topic or niche by doing a little research on it. Always choose a topic that is interesting to you and for people plus has a great market potential. Think of something you like, and check if there would be some products associated with it or an audience. You can find very helpful lessons for yourself with this process within the market research section of Affilorama free training courses.
Example: Take for example those who have an interest in losing weight. They would do research the free courses (Affilorama available) and they would find that there are many people interested in losing weight.
2) Find Products to Promote
Once you have chosen a topic, you will have to find all the products which you can promote. There are complete websites of these networks (so-called affiliates) to navigate, and you can find some tips on these websites about how to choose the best for you. Once you have chosen the best for you then you will be able to get an affiliate link for them.
Example: Look around for ideas and products related on the ClickBank. Take your time to visit the ClickBank Marketplace. See if an idea is suitable for you and find out what types of products you want to promote. I would like ClickBank affiliate network to go to a website, and start filtering through the available products. I would also comply with specific aspects that are proposed in the lesson: “How to Select an Affiliate Program”.
3) Create a Website
There are 3 things anyone would need basically to create a website:
- Domain name
You might be thinking that it would be extremely confusing and difficult but it’s not. Thanks to the WordPress and other similar sites which made this step easy for anyone to build a quality website.
Example: Once I have a hosting provider (a place to put the page on the internet) and a domain name (the name of the site) and WordPress install for the appearance of the website. I would have 2 options.
1) The Free Option
It includes free pre-designed themes for websites. Good for those who have low budget
2) Paid Option
In includes high-quality premium themes and content.
4) Fill Your Website with Relevant Content
A Unique and relevant content nowadays is “King”. Fill your website with content that will be useful to people who are interested in your niche, and place your affiliate links through the main places. This way, if someone is interested in your content clicks on your link, accessing a page sell a product and when they buy the product, you get a commission.
Example: I would find Helpful articles on weight loss. In order to fill my site with relevant content and quality, I would write articles about weight loss by myself or I would hire a professional writer for this work. There are many websites like Upwork.com or Fiverr.com on which you can find the professional writers and hire them for this job.
5) Promote Your Site
Once you got a unique and best content for your website, all you have to do is to promote your website to more people which will increase your potential sales. There are many different marketing strategies out there like advertising in the social media platforms but you don’t have to worry about this specific part. There are some essential things that you can do to win more visitors to your website.
Example: When I add content, I would always make sure that I at least apply some basic search engine optimization (SEO) strategies on it. In simple words, I would say that SEO strategy would increase my website rank in the search engines. These search engines would show my site as a full of relevant information and it would seem as to enter into the search results when people search for specific weight loss questions. In Affilorama, there are some free courses on this subject. At the forefront of SEO, consider promote content in all social media networks and also see how email marketing or advertising would work for you as well.
6) Avoid Being Overwhelmed: Take One Step at a Time
It’s easy to get overwhelmed at first because the whole process is not exactly small but you never have to try to do it all at once. You can take one step at a time, and if you do, you will find that it is not so difficult to get the wheels in motion. Do not be overwhelmed by trying to read immediately. It’s too much to take at once. The most important thing is to get something, actually, happens.
Of course, there is more instruction covering the basics, as well as research facilities and construction on the market, if you want to know more about one of the first steps. Affilorama forums are there to help you if you have questions or if you just want to talk with others who are also starting. If you are still a little confused or want to go step AffiloBlueprint through this process step then it is easy to follow a step by step training paid on Affilorama.
Just be sure that the process could certainly not be a scam because fraud is disguised as a quick fix. Affiliate marketing is a real way to build your own online business, and a little work and time can lead to getting a very good income.