Beginner’s Guide: How to make money with Affiliate Marketing
This discussion on ‘How to make money with Affiliate Marketing’ is designed here to hold your hands through every step of its process. I’ll tell you in this article on what steps you should follow to start making money online from home with associate merchandising. Please read this guide sincerely.
Today, Affiliate Marketing has become one of the remarkable ways to make big money online from home. Before going to share the guides to affiliate marketing, let’s somewhat know about the definition, types and importance of Affiliate Marketing.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing basically refers to such an online marketing program where individuals or organizations sell their products to the customers by engaging affiliates (individual or organization as representative) who market those products for certain amount of commission.
In other words, Affiliate marketing is a process of earning certain commission by promoting and ultimately selling other people’s (or company’s) products or services.
Types of Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing program can be broadly classified into below three categories:-
Pay Per Sale (PPS): In this case, an affiliate gets commission from a certain merchant only when s/he refers a visitor to that merchant’s website and the visitor makes a successful purchase of product or service from that merchant’s website. This system is sometime called ‘Pay Per Acquisition (PPA)’.
Pay Per Click (PPC): In this case, an affiliate gets paid from a certain merchant only when s/he refers a visitor to that merchant’s product or service oriented banners or text ads and the visitor clicks on those banners or text ads. No purchase by the visitor is required here to get affiliate commission.
Pay Per Lead (PPL): In this case, an affiliate gets commission from a certain merchant when s/he refers a visitor to that merchant’s website and the visitor only successfully fill up the form or sign up on that Merchant’s web site.
Why Affiliate marketing program so popular?
There are several basic reasons for Affiliate marketing program to be popular to the general people these days:
1. Today the Internet has been able to successfully capture the whole global market and thereby people all over the world are now selling and buying millions of products (both digital & physical) and services online everyday very easily. So, online affiliate marketing can be easily executed from even one’s own home if one has a computer, Internet connection and some basic knowledge.
2. A merchant is to manage big money to invest for his business. But it is much less expensive (surprisingly sometimes zero of cost) to be an affiliate than to be a merchant.
3. Imagine how much effort is to be boosted by a merchant to manage money and to grow his business!!! But affiliate marketing generally requires less effort to earn big money than a merchant.
4. In case of an official job, people have their bosses over their heads. And many people have their good experiences about their bad bosses, workloads and tight official schedule. On the contrary, in affiliate marketing, an affiliate is his own boss; No Bad Boss with rude behavior over his head………No Work Load……No official schedule…. Oah!
5. As affiliate marketing has been being proved very powerful tool for Merchants to sell their products globally, so merchants are encouraging affiliate marketing by offering high commission against their products and services. As a result, people, considering the above advantages, are being engaged in affiliate marketing.
A Step by Step Guide: How to make money with Affiliate Marketing
To succeed in the field of affiliate marketing, there are some crucial steps you have to sincerely take before you make big money from affiliate marketing.
We’ve broken down this process into below 7 steps for the beginners of affiliate marketing.
Step-1: Make research on affiliate marketing, market places and products & services to enrich your knowledge.
Step-2: Choose preferred Niche(s) for affiliate marketing.
Step-3: Choose products or service from your selected Niche(s)
Step-4: Signing up for Affiliate Program(s) and become an Affiliate Member
Step-5: Produce a ‘Professional Affiliate Marketing Site’ to make it a Brand for your success.
Step-6: Monetize your website with affiliate links and ads
Step-7: Get traffics to your website
Step 1: Make research on affiliate marketing, market places and products & services to enrich your knowledge
This step is so obvious that it doesn’t require any broad explanation. Because, you cannot proceed to a single step without knowledge on any type of affiliate marketing, markets and products.
It is our good luck today that there are lots of materials available to make research in order to enrich knowledge on affiliate marketing, markets and places which are very easy to get online even some cases for free.
You can collect valuable written information, ebooks as well as video tutorials for free on affiliate marketing, markets & its’ products from thousands of website.
Just spend one or two hours a day to make research and enrich your knowledge.
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Step 2: Choose preferred Niche(s) for affiliate marketing
So, what is a Niche? A ‘Niche’ is, in terms of marketing, a segment of a market you can identify and target. For example: ‘Health’, ‘Electronics’, ‘Art & Entertainment’, ‘Food’, ‘Education’, ‘Game’ etc. are treated as different Niches.
There are lots of Niches out there for affiliate marketing. And if you want to promote all or large number of them at the same time, you can never do that.
So, you have to concentrate on one or some valuable Niches according to your capacity and ability before starting affiliate marketing. Not that you like a Niche and just jump into it because you are seeing many other people are in it.
Not at all…You should take some times to think much about the Niches.
Many people suggest that you should choose only the niche that you may be immersed in or passionate about.
But, true to say, in order to build a career to make money through affiliate marketing, only passion or interest on a Niche cannot work.
Look…If you have passion and interest, for example, on the Niche like ‘Fishing’, ‘Collecting Valuable Ancient Stamps’ etc and you want to build your Affiliate carrier on the basis of these types of niches, you may get some lower number of visitors around the globe for your affiliate marketing and it will be quite impossible for you to grow your profession.
So, how do you choose ‘The Right’ one? According to me, the answer to this vital question lies in solving the bellow questions by you:
- What are the popular Niches available in the Internet for affiliate Marketing ? Just make a rough list according to your highest ability and categorize them.
- What are the Niches that the Gurus of Affiliate Marketing suggest on.
- What are the Niches for Affiliate Marketing that people all over the world are commonly dealing with, to a grate extent, in their daily life and will continue? The answer to this question will help you get an average overview on which Niches have high, medium and low potential clients respectively for marketing your products.
- What Niche(s) are you passionate about and interested in? Passion and interest both are important here, because these two motivational factors will help you in future to continue your journey of affiliate marketing in both up and down situation.
- Which Niches have competition to what extent and how much capacity do you have to compete with your potential competitors as a whole?
- Are there Affiliate Program available in the Niche(s) you have selected?
Just spend mere one or two hours a day to make research and pick suitable niche(s) for affiliate marketing.
Step 3: Choose right product or service from your selected Niche(s)
After choosing your preferred Niche, your very significant next step will be to choose right product or service from your Niche for affiliate marketing. Many people make big mistake in choosing right products and services to promote, and ultimately fail to succeed.
According to me, there may be 6 key points to choosing right products or services from your preferred Niche for affiliate marketing:-
Key 1: Choose a product or service that will generate reasonably good commission to grow your carrier.
Key 2: Only choose quality product or service from your niche to promote. If you promote a low quality product or service and any one is harassed after purchasing it, then s/he’ll certainly receive a negative impression on you and all of the product or service you are promoting. There is high chance that you may loose that client for ever.
For example: There are hundreds of companies on the Niche ‘Hosting’. But if you want high quality professional ‘hosting service provider’ companies, then their number is much less that you can count them in mere your fingers, in deed. And the rest of them are not even worthy of counting about which people generally understand of their faults only that time, when they have purchased those services and fallen into bad situations, and finally hold their ears with their two hands not to purchase them any more in future.
Key 3: Try to choose those quality products or services which are reasonably affordable for the general clients to purchase. Because the large majority of the buyer is the general people. If so, then you’ll have high chance to reach to the large majority of the buyer to sell your products or services and thereby may earn much more accumulated affiliate commissions than that of the them of high quality with high price.
Key 4: Try to choose those quality products or services for which the people generally face the necessity to purchase in their life. Because, their general necessity will let you be retained yourself in this field for long.
Key 5: Try to choose those quality products or services which have popularity for their quality. Because the more a product is popular with its quality, the more it means that people have been having trust on them for their quality for long.
Key 6: Try to choose those quality products or services from that niche which are in high competition in the affiliate market. Don’t worry about the term ‘High Competition’. Because high competitive niches have high chance to generate much accumulated profits as people consider high competitive products and services to be high quality and reliable, and they prefer to buy them. You can also choose products or services of low competition, if you fell comfortable with it.
If you have a good research, you can see that I tried my level best to choose, in this website, those products and services for affiliate marketing which passed the above requirements to a great extent. I have done this because I want to make my visitors happy with these products and services and visitors also become really satisfied with them.
Step 4: Signing up and become an Affiliate Member
Signing up for any affiliate program is very easy and more or less same on all most all Merchants’ sites.
The merchants pay offers on their websites to the people to be a partner (an affiliate) who will market their products or services in the markets. This type of websites include a page regarding ‘Affiliate’ and you will generally get this page on their websites when you’ll open that page by clicking on the button in the name of “Affiliate/Partner” or “Affiliate/Partner Program” located generally on their home page.
To be an affiliate, just click on that button of a given merchant’s website and then the affiliate associated page will open.
After going through all the terms and conditions to be an affiliate if you decide to be their affiliate, then press on “Sign Up” button there and fill up the form properly and submit.
If the given merchant approves you as their affiliate, they’ll send you a confirmation email to your email address (which you have given them at the time of your signing up) to login your ‘Affiliate Account’ of that website (or they may say you in that email to activate your account through ‘activation’ button. In this case, you just click on that button and your account will be activated). And you’ll become an affiliate of them.
When you’ll login to your ‘Affiliate Account’, you’ll get therein a unique affiliate link waiting for you in your control panel (Admin Panel) with other related information.
Remember, this link is unique and only for you and for none. Because you have to sale products or services of that merchant by placing that unique link on your website or anywhere you want to place on, like facebook, twitter etc.
When you place that link and customers successfully buy products or services through that link, you will get your affiliate commission from that merchant.
It is the common system. But this system may vary depending upon ‘affiliate commission procedure’ of different merchants.
Step 5: Produce a ‘Professional Affiliate Marketing Site’ to make it a Brand for your success
Your own website is your identity on the INTERNET, is the destination of your offers where potential visitors all over the globe may reach you to.
Look….I have used the term ‘Professional Affiliate Site’ which means your website should reflect Professionalism, should focus on making a true impression to the visitors that your website is reasonably handsome, smart, and has quality resources that they actually want. To do so, you should concentrate on fulfilling some vital requirements.
So, let us see what things require to launch a ‘Professional Affiliate Website’. It basically requires the following things (which I have already mentioned above):
- Purchase a right ‘Domain Name’ that best matches for your website
- Choose ‘Self Hosted Platform’ and purchase suitable hosting package from a quality hosting company for your website
- Install ‘WordPress’ (a famous ‘CMS software) from cPanel of your hosting provider
- Customize your website
- Add quality content
Let us somewhat discuss below on these points:-
a. Purchase a right ‘Domain Name’ that best matches for your website
A ‘Domain Name’ will be your site’s unique address and identity which reflects both your site’s brand and the way that people find your site in the Internet. Domain Name also impacts your website’s success in nearly every area like search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing (SMM) to a great extent.
This is why, when starting a new website, one of the most significant decisions you have to take is—
- Choosing a right ‘Domain Name’ that best matches for your site. To know more about this issue, please read How to choose the best domain name for your blog or website
- Purchasing ‘Domain Name’ from a reliable and professional quality ‘Domain Registrar’.
In this case, the name of domain name registrar comes first is Godday.com, the king of domain registrars which is considered as the world’s largest ICANN-accredited registrar. More that 61 million clients have trusted on them in registering domain names. You are most welcome to buy your domain name with Godaddy.com
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Attention: Many people suggest or try to convince people to purchase domain name and hosting services with the same hosting company. But I suggest that you should completely avoid these two with same hosting company, rather purchase a domain from a separate ‘Domain Registrar’ and a ‘hosting service’ from another separate hosting company. To know more, please read Why you shouldn’t register domain name with your web hosting company
b. Choose ‘Self Hosted Platform’ and purchase suitable hosting package from a quality hosting company for your website
Yes, you should know that in the Internet, there are two types of platform for making website:1) Free Hosted Platform, and 2) Self Hosted Platform.
If you would like to know more about what a Free Hosted Platform is, and what a Self Hosted Platform is, and which should be recommended for whom, I’ll suggest to carefully read Which is the Best Blogging Platform for an Affiliate Marketer or Blogger
Well….conclusion of the discussion mentioned in above link is that a ‘Free Hosted Platform‘ suits best for those who are not serious about affiliate marketing and don’t want to take affiliate marketing as their any kind of profession. So, outside professionalism, you can use free platform. But as your website is going to be the source of your income and as you are going to take affiliate marketing as your profession, you must choose ‘Self Hosted Platform’ for your Professional Affiliate Marketing Website.
So, I have taken that you choose ‘Self Hosted Platform’.
Now come to the question of choosing a right ‘Hosting Service Provider Company’ so that you can purchase a cost effective suitable package of quality hosting service from them to host your website therein and run it efficiently and effectively.
But as a beginner, selecting the right ‘Hosting Service Provider Company’ and choosing a suitable hosting package for your website is not only crucial, but a headache also! Pro Affiliate marketers know it full well.
Because, none of the hosting companies in the world is without some pros and cons and there are several web hosting packages available, such as shared hosting, VPS, dedicated hosting etc offered by the Hosting Companies, and also many factors, like Popularity, Reliability, Uptime Performance, Page Loading Speed, Disk Space, Brand-Width, 24/7/365 Support, Cost, Money-back-guarantee etc, are to be seriously taken into consideration before choosing the right Hosting Company and hosting package for a website. And most beginners have about zero knowledge and experience on these following issues. Yet, if you want to make research on this subject to find out the right one, you may do.
But if you think that my suggestion will help you decide, as a beginner, to choose the right hosting package from a right hosting company, then I must suggest you to purchase ‘Shared Hosting’ package from FastComet.com . It is very professional and cheap Web Hosting provider with very good performance ratings.
Secondly I suggest for SwiftLots.com It is a very good budget webhosting provider that offers professional services, very fast network speed, good uptime and performances.
Thirdly, I suggest for Hostwinds.com . It is a highly recommended web hosting company that provides A+ quality hosting services worldwide. Thousands of customers have been satisfied with its better uptime performance, faster page loading speed, 7/24/365 customer support by experts.
Fourthly, I suggest for AccuaWebhosting.com . It is also a very fantastic Website Hosting company that offers excellent performance and services. It is also a good budget hosting solution.
Fifthly, I’ll suggest for bluehost which is rated as one of the top class webhosting companies for wordpress. Even this bluehost is one of the highly recommended webhosting companies for wordpress by wordpress.org itself. join BlueHost.com
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Note that this web page contains some affiliate links associated with respective retailer companies or firms and I’ll receive certain amount of commission from those companies if you click on the links that redirect you to their respective websites and make final purchase.
c. Install WordPress (a famous ‘CMS software’) from cPanel of your Hosting Provider
Look….. most people who want to have their own websites are only general people, non-technical, and are not web developers, designers, or programmers. So, some years ago, the general people did not have any way other than going to the web developers, designers, or programmers for producing their websites, and they had been charging high cost upon those site owners.
Not only that….If you hire someone of web-designers or web-developers to build your site, you have to pay them every time you need an update of your websites. Apart from this issue, security of your site will be always in their hand, and if they anytime lock your site for any relevant or irrelevant reason and don’t let you use, then hah…hah…hah….goodby site…. There are lots of histories like this.
But today, some ‘CMS’ software developer companies have developed quality package of ‘Content Management System (CMS) application program’ that are fortunately free to use, at the same time, reasonably easy to use even by general people like you and me who have goal to produce own professional websites with lower and affordable cost and at the same time without being submerged into the complexity of software programming and coding knowledge.
Today’s outstanding CMS softwares include WordPress (WP), Joomla, Drupal, Web-Builders, OsCommerce, Magento, AbanteCart, PrestaShop etc.
Which CMS should you install?
Each of CMS software has pros and cons. But not only me, but also all those who have even little experience about using the most popular CMS software ‘WordPress (WP)’ will suggest you to install this WordPress on your Control Panel (cPanel) of your hosting company while avoiding other CMS softwares. WordPress is enough for a beginner as well as for a professional users to produce website with as high quality as you can.
Benefits of using WordPress (WP)
- WordPress is absolutely free to use. That means it is free to download, install, use and modify to produce blog/website. This is great for every user.
- WordPress is also a 100% open source. That means it is open as to be a software source code which is available for anyone to study, modify and run with.
- WordPress has been made by the developers so easier to manage than any other WCMS softwares that even a non-technical person can manage to produce a professional website using this without knowing software programming or HTML or CSS etc. even not hiring web developers, designers, or programmers. Fantastic!!!
- WordPress has an unbeatable feature set. Currently there are over 4,000 plugins and 700 themes that are listed at wordpress.org !!! If you want your site to look better in a bit shorter period of time, you’ll not find anything better than WordPress.
- WordPress has been developed with a built-in updating mechanism that allows you to update your wordpress software, plugins and themes on autopilot from within your WordPress Admin Dashboard. Open-source developers continually release updates to WordPress and its plugins for free — this is huge!
- WordPress can be used in several different ways like blog, Arcade, Gallery, Portfolio, Rating Website, eCommarce Store, Membership Site etc.
- WordPress software is pretty enough SEO friendly, and you can make it more by using SEO plugins.
- WordPress is faster to setup. Another good news is that most reliable and outstanding hosting companies offer ‘1-click WordPress Installation’ facility within their ‘Admin-cPanel’ area for their clients, which is very easy.
- You’ll find matchless and uncountable number of articles and video tutorials discussing about WordPress’s installation, how to use different portions of WordPress and its plugins, both in short and great detail, in comparison to other CMS softwares.
With all the above things taking into consideration, I recommend ‘Wordpress’ for my audience to build their sites and to transform sites into almost anything they can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress. So, why not you?
If you still cannot understand or face any problems with installing WordPress, then you can solve it by contacting the support teams (live Chat support team or offline support or even phone call) of your hosting company. They will guide you. Don’t worry.
d. Customize your website
Customization of a website basically refers to the process of modifying different part and parcel of design and layout of that website, in accordance with what the site owner wants it to be, with a view to satisfying the requirements of appealing appearance and functionality of the site.
One of the magnetic ways of making visitors keep coming back to your site is by having a gorgeous outlook and design of the site as well as having the layout of the site as though visitors find everything in their hand. And what determines this overall layout and design of a website is known as ‘Theme‘. So, today customization of a site basically refers to the process of modifying different part and parcel of theme of a website.
I have mentioned above that some years ago, the non-technical general people had no other option but to go to the website designers and layout experts for producing and developing their websites. But today we can get ready-made themes (both free theme or premium theme) with different quality designs and layouts for our sites.
Today, theme developers are building themes with adjustable configurations of different CMS softwares like WordPress (WP), Joomla, Drupal etc so that even non-technical general people can easily use these themes with those CMS softwares. In this case, the below steps are to be followed:
- A theme is to be installed in a CMS software (for example in wordpress)
- Theme’s over all design and layout are to be customized from the dashboard (admin Panel) of the CMS software instlled.
- Some required plugins are to be customized from the dashboard (admin Panel) of the CMS software instlled.
To be honest, describing part and parcel of it is impossible here. You can get details about WordPress customization here.
You can install free theme from within wordpress for your website, if you want. But as a professional affiliate marketer, you should install a professional theme which has a good looking design and layout and, at the same time, which fulfill the requirements of your need of theme customization effectively. To get high quality themes, you may visit below websites-
e. Add quality content
Content of a website is just the information presented on that site in different forms, for example: text content, image content, video content etc.
It’s very important to produce your website with useful, unique and quality content so your visitors can easily understand the core point of your message and are satisfied with the information they are actually looking for in your website.
Because, poorly written, badly presented and resourceless content can frustrate and discourage visitors from staying on the pages of your website or returning second time to it in future.
And if people do not bother to visit your website second time any more, then you must rethink to enrich your website with quality content, because it is the sign of your failure to satisfy the goal of your website.
Not only that. the SEO authority of Google, the king of all search engines, confirmed that Google robot wants quality content for higher SEO ranking of a website. So, if you have a little knowledge on SEO, then you have got the point of importance of quality content of your website. Read what Google says on Quality Content
There are three things you have to consider when creating quality content:
- Is the content relevant and resourceful to your audience?
- Is the content qualitative and interesting to your audience?
- How should the content be presented to your target audience?
I have said earlier that It is our good luck today that there are lots of materials available to make research on to enrich knowledge on a subject. You can collect valuable written information, e-books as well as video tutorials even for free on this issue. Just spend one or two hours a day to make research and enrich your knowledge on a certain topic and produce quality content for your website.
Step 5: Monetize your website with affiliate links
As you come to know earlier that when once you become approved as an affiliate by any merchant to promote their product or service on your website, they’ll provide you some facilities like text link, banner link, email link etc. of their products and services so that you can easily promote them through different forms of affiliate links and get certain commission if visitors purchase through those links within specific period of time. But you have to monetize your website with those affiliate links effectively and efficiently to make money.
So what is ‘Site Monetization’? In terms of website, ‘Monetization’ basically refers to the process of making money from affiliate content that exist on your site by converting your site’s visitors into buyers.
Monetizing website is essential for those who want to take Affiliate marketing as their profession. Because without monetizing your website with affiliate links, you can not think of making money from your site. To monetize your site, you have to concentrate on the below points:
a. Try to write a quality review about the product or service you want to promote on your website so that your visitors are able to think they originally get what they actually want to know about them, and include any suitable form of affiliate link (whether it is banner link, text link etc) within your review post.
b. Don’t try to just regurgitate the information about the product or service found on the merchant’s sales page, rather try to depict your personal experience, if possible, with them. At this, people may be confident that they are receiving an honest review from you on a particular product or service, and this may result conversion.
c. If efficient, add banner ads on side bar or top bar or bottom bar or even on the surface of the page.
Step 6: Get traffics to your website
Traffic means rush of visitors to your website. More traffic means more eyes of audience and so more people who will potentially buy the products and services you promote on your website. So, its importance is beyond explanation.
But how do you get reasonable number of expected traffic in today’s competitive world? The answer to this question lies in the answer to this following question—‘Is my website worthy of getting traffic?’
Ok……let’s clarify this with an example. When do you see a notable rush of customers (traffics) everyday in a shop?’ You see that scene when that shop has—
- a. Attractive outlook
- b. Quality products and services,
- c. Products and services with affordable price,
- d. Sufficient collection of those products that customers want,
- e. High Publicity
From the above example, probably you can now clearly understand about when you’ll get a rush of visitors everyday to your website.
Actually building a website is not so difficult. But building a successful website which will be worthy of attracting and retaining significant number of traffics is not so easy, especially in such competitive world.
But if you follow the below tips, you can increase your site’s traffic. We can summarize the tips into 2 major points:
- Make your website highly SEO friendly to increase conversion
- Test different types of traffic sources
Let’s have a look at these points:-
1. Make your website highly SEO friendly to increase conversion
SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization‘. And you know the popular search engines include Google, Yahoo, Bing etc that people all over the world always use to find out their preferred websites or web pages by searching.
People generally search ‘key words’ on a search engine, take a glance at the result of the 1st page (sometime 2nd or 3rd page) only among thousands of relevant pages and finally browse some of the sites which appear on the first page.
This is why the sites owners always want to have their sites at least on the first page of those search engines so that their sites appear on the top of the first page of those popular search engines when people will search. And what online mechanism they apply to do so is referred to as ‘Search Engine Optimization’ or ‘SEO’.
Professional ‘Site/blog owners’ always fight for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for the above reason.
So, if you can do better SEO for your website, and your website is able to be appeared on the top of the first page of those search engines, then you have higher chance to get huge number of visitors for the topic your site focuses.
And the more audience your site will get, the more you have chance to make money from your site monetized.
I think you are worried that you are a non-technical and unskilled person to do good SEO for your website and so how you’ll do that. But don’t worry. You have two good options for your website’s SEO.
- SEO Plugin, or
- SEO Service by Experts
1. SEO Plugin: As far as SEO Plugin is concerned, some highly experienced SEO software developers have already launched high quality, very useful and easy-to-use ‘SEO plugin softwares’ for all including even non-technical persons like you and me. Thousands of people use them. I highly recommend Squirrly SEO Plugin, a magnificent SEO plugin for wordpress websites, for all wordpress users. I myself use ‘Squirrly Plugin’ for SEO of my site. ‘Squirrly’ is much better than other SEO Plugins out there and has SEO experts and support team to facilitate you with their gorgeous offers, help and support. Its’ installation, setting and configuration all are easy to use and finally awesome. According to me, if you install ‘Squirrly plugin’, it will make you needless from any other SEO plugin. Learn more about why I recommend Squirrly
2. SEO Service by Experts: There are uncountable number of SEO experts in the world and most of them, except a few, are expensive. Yet, if you are interested to find SEO Experts for your website’s high ranking, you can visit SemRush.com, a high quality SEO service provider firm.
2. Test different types of traffic sources
Regardless of what Niches you want to promote on your website monetized, you will need to test a variety of traffic sources before you can find the winner one for your site. Because some offers through some niches may convert well on a particular source, whereas other might be better suited on another source.
I suggest to use and test the below sources for getting huge number of traffic to your website.
- Manage Email-Marketing program
Most of the grandmasters of affiliates marketing of the world suggest taking especial care about managing email marketing to succeed in this field. It is undoubtedly still a very effective and proven way.
If anyone somehow drops by your website and has a good experience with your site, and if you think that s/he’ll come back to your site again to check out all of your new posts and offers whenever you post or provide any offer for your visitors, then it seems that you have about 10% chance that you’ll see them again, because s/he will not be informed about your new posts or offers timely.
To solve this problem, experts suggest to build up email list of potential visitors to your site and to increase it as you can as possible so that you are able to inform about and remind them of your new posts and offers timely.
Researches say that Internet-Persons check their emails many times a day. You should take this chance to contact your potential visitors through email. It means when you get people to join your email list, you can actually reach them with your offer randomly.
Expert Marketers recognize this innovation and work hard to develop new ways to optimize email marketing practices to better communicate with their audience. Email Marketing Softwares have made this easier task to accomplish, to a great extent.
For this, you have to track email addresses to increase email list of the potential buyers so that you can send your offers through your website monetized to them very easily. And people generally open their emails many times a day.
In order to pull some of these ‘would-be-visitors’ back, experts highly recommend creating an ‘RSS feed’ using ‘Feedburner’ and putting visible buttons on any suitable place of your website encouraging those who enjoy your content to sign up.
- Utilize your Social network to grow potential audiences
Researches say that today Facebook has over 1 billion, Twitter has about 271 million, Google has over 300 million and LinkedIn has over 300 million active users. There are lots of other social network platforms also out there like: StumbleUpon, Pinterest, Tumblr, Care2 etc.
Together, these networks have tremendous influences to catch the attention of a huge number of Internet users around the world to your website, as these social-media-people pass most of their time therein.
You have always high possibility to make your website familiar to the potential circles, friends, groups and followers associated with these social networks in order to grow traffic for your website. So you should surely take this chance.
- Join the Site-Communities where your targeted Audience already gathers
There are lots of blogs/sites that basically relate to the preferred topic of your website where you may get a large number of potential visitors for your site. Once you’ve determined the communities where your ‘soon-to-be-readers’ gather, you can start participating there. Create an account, post valuable comments to attract them to your site.
- Participate in Q A oriented Sites
There are lots of sites in the Internet where thousands of people all over the world ask questions every day to get answers from the experts or men with experiences on certain relevant fields. Choose your topic oriented Q A sites and attract potential traffic to your website. Quora.com is a good example of this kind.
- Take advantage of Paid Advertising Platform
If what you want to do with your blog works properly for your affiliate marketing, then you can spend more money to grow your traffic on paid Advertising Platforms. It has the advantage of being able to start very quickly, if not instantly.
Many affiliate marketers manually use paid advertising platforms to generate targeted traffic to their sites & offers and thereby make passive income.
Different social networks like facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc have their own paid advertising packages for their potential clients so that clients can promote their websites & offers to the targeted audience. Above I said that today Facebook has over 1 billion, Twitter has about 271 million, Google has over 300 million and LinkedIn has over 300 million active users. So, Paid advertising on social networks is definitely a fertile place for affiliate marketing.
Depending on the type of your niche, Google AdWords might be a good option for you to drive good number of traffic to your site.
There are some platforms like ‘Fiverr.com’, ‘GigBucks’, ‘SeoClerks’ etc. where there exist lots of talented freelancers who are ready to drive traffic to your website for certain amount of money.
We have tried above to focus on an important point that if you want to take Affiliate Marketing as your full-time or part-time profession, you should have a professional website for affiliate marketing which you have to drive traffics to for making big money. And definitely we recommend it. Some merchants clearly put the obligation to have a website before approving someone as their affiliate.
But there are lots of merchants out there who don’t put the obligation to have any website before approving someone as their affiliate. They only provide affiliate materials like unique affiliate link, banner link etc to the affiliates for promoting their products or services on some predefined and acceptable platforms.
Always keep in mind, how much quality content you post and how much decoration you may do to your site, but without traffic, your site is zero. So, give a separate concentration on increasing real traffic to your website.
I have tried here to explain the concept ‘How to make money with affiliate marketing’ in a little descriptive way so that these steps become somewhat clear to you before starting. You should keep in mind that millions of people, who are pure non-technical person like you, are engaged in affiliate marketing and making big money from home. You too become determined to be involved in such a field where you are your own boss and have freedom of life to make big money online even from your own home and lead a good life.