Affiliate Marketing For Dummies
There are around 10k to 100k people per month approximately; that will search for “affiliate marketing” on Google!
That’s an awesome number of people looking to find quality information on how to do affiliate marketing, according to Google Keyword Research Tool.
Perhaps you too are just about to begin your own quest to work from home and make money online with affiliate marketing…
I remember when I first started trying to make money with affiliate marketing years ago; it was a lot easier back then in 2005/2006 – than it is now I must say.
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
So, if I were to start from scratch as beginner today; the best place I recommend to start would be Amazon affiliate marketing…Amazon affiliate program in my opinion is the best way to start as a beginner – I’m going to show you why!
So in the past, all you had to do was set up a wordpress blog and review products in a particular niche. Then it would gain traction and you would be able to get traffic from search engines and you’d make sales here and there – that was it!
But, today you need to attack it with a different game plan – especially with the advent of YouTube, Facebook & Twitter – it’s going to take the integration of those web properties to be successful beginner affiliate marketer in this day and age.
I’ll show you how:
Okay the first thing you need to do right after you’ve picked Amazon as your “Go to” affiliate program is pick up a pen and paper and make a tally of all your hobbies and write them down!
Then you will want to pick one that’s mainstream – one that’s popular and appeals to a bunch of people out there…for instance swimming, playing basketball, break dancing or DIY stuffs…
Pick a Mainstream Hobby
For this post I’m going to be picking my mainstream hobby “Martial Arts” and I am going to be showing you how to make money referring related products from Amazon.
For example this sparring shin guard…
I was really into different types of “Martial Arts” before I got lazy making money online.
I used to love sparring, so I know one of the main problems is when you try to kick your opponent – the shin guard’s pads would slide around and eventually the shin guard will come off.
It’s really annoying as it interrupts the training since you have to stop every 30 sec to fix it back. So, what I’d do is pick a particular shin guard that doesn’t come off every 30s while I’m sparring.
I’d pick one from Amazon, create a blog and then start reviewing the shin guard…I’d write out what I like best about the product and also find other reviews from other people…
I’d basically set up a 400 – 1000 words blog post describing the product, its features & benefits, I will also be adding some killer video’s and images into my post to give it some extra meat.
Then I’d link that post to my Amazon’s affiliate link so whenever someone buys thru my link on Amazon, I’d get a commission. This is all I had to do back then, just set up a 400 – 1000 words product review page and let it get picked up by search engines for traffic.
But in this present day and age – If i’m going to improve my earnings, i’m going to need to provide additional value.
Let’s go into that below:
Create a YouTube Channel
To compliment my product review blog, I’m going to create a YouTube channel – it’s going to be about the same topic – Martial Arts – I will make videos of my self sparring and then explain and show some areas of the product.
Now, YouTube is ranked 3rd in the world when it comes to website popularity. So, if you put out a video on just anything seemingly interesting – it’s bound to get picked up by loads of people.
As you can see – I already have an audience, they are searching YouTube for the type of videos I’ll be creating.
Also, I’m going to make videos showing things other than just sparring but related to the Martial Arts niche – like Karate, Kick Boxing…
This is going to get people to subscribe to my YouTube channel then i can redirect traffic from my YouTube channel’s videos to my review pages and make money when someone buys a product from my Amazon affiliate link.
Create a Facebook Fan Page
Now that I’m getting subscribers to my YouTube channel, I want to connect with them on social media…Facebook.
So, I’m going to pick my best videos that I’ve published on my YouTube channel and spend money on ads boosting them, it’s going to get me likes for my Facebook page and help build my fan base on Facebook.
I don’t need to be an expert martial artist to run both a YouTube channel or a Facebook fan page successfully. I just need to have passion for martial arts in general and I need to convey this in all my video’s…showing a passion for this will help keep my visitors engaged!
Since I’m not an expert per se I can always share copyright free videos of other martial artists so i don’t always run out what to post on my page.
I can also share interesting things about the industry like for instance the fight between Connor Mcgregor Vs Nate Diaz…It’s going to be a little more work than it is back when you only had to build review pages. But the results will come when you stick with it and more importantly be consistent!
Amazon’s Affiliate Program Is the Best for Beginners
Making money online selling Amazon products is much easier than selling a digital product or running CPA campaigns.
This is because for every mainstream hobby you might have like swimming, cooking, playing basketball or playing soccer – there’s always a complimentary product you can sell that is available on Amazon.
It’s going to take a lot less effort trying to sell products in markets you’re already passionate about! In the same way if you’re interested in learning a more detailed way how to set up affiliate marketing sites there’s a guide you can access right now for FREE!
It’s going to show you the step by step process to start earning affiliate commissions with some golden nugget information like I am sharing with you today!
- How I spend just 1 hr building a single page affiliate marketing site that makes me $100/month.
- The different ways to make quick affiliate sites (PPC affiliate sites, Mailing list affiliate sites et cetera) and their pros and cons.
- My list of products NOT to promote AND WHICH one to promote…
And a lot more to get you making money with affiliate marketing sites right away!
To your Success!
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