What is affiliate marketing and how to start easily

What is affiliate marketing and how to start easily
Perhaps, you have heard about affiliate marketing.

But if you want to know details about affiliate marketing this post is for you. So don’t wait. Read the full article from A 2 z attentively.

 

 

 

First, read the Wikipedia Definition about affiliate marketing:

                “Affiliate marketing is a marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts”.

Very good, but here is my simplified definition:

Affiliate marketing is the process of online earning whereby you as a publisher are rewarded for helping a business by promoting their product, site or service.

 

                      So, basically what you do as an affiliate marketer:

You promote other people’s (or company’s) product using a link with a code only being used by you embedded into it (this is required by advertiser to track the leads referred by you).
If anybody buys that product using your own link then it gets tracked by the advertiser. As a result, you are rewarded a commission (which is a percentage of the sell price or can be a fixed amount as set by the advertiser).
This is the way where the advertiser and the publisher are benefited together.

1.    All the publishers are happy because they earn a commission.

2.  In this way, companies are happy because they get more sells of their product.

For this reason, most of the product creators and advertisers provide an affiliate program for increasing product sell.

                             How can you so easily get started with affiliate marketing?

 

You should keep in mind a few things before choosing this business.

1. Firstly, you must choose the right affiliate product from real    marketplace.

2. Secondly, you must have some visitors who will be interested about the product.

                         Choosing the right affiliate product-

It is the most important point. If you mistake here, you will fail in this business. You have to choose that product which will help your audience. To get the best result you have to promote a product that you choose for yourself or you must be confident enough of the quality of this product.
                   Here is the some useful tips that will help you to get a related affiliate product.

                    1. Search affiliate network

This is the easiest way to get started with promoting products   is to browse through affiliate networks. An affiliate networks act as a media between publishers (affiliates) and merchant affiliate program. Here is some of the most affiliate networks list: Click Bank (This is my favorite site), Commission Junction (cj), and Share Sale etc.

 

                    2. Search Google

This is the way to get relevant affiliate product by doing a simple Google search. Just you have to type; “your keyword + affiliate program” and you will easily get the appropriate product.

 

                   3. Check out online stores

Some of the famous online stores (like Amazon, E bay) have affiliate programs. Normally, the commission is not very high but you can earn lot money by referral sells.

                    4. Check your competitors

If you cannot find the products by following my above methods, you can follow what your competitors are promoting and you can start with those products.

 

                        Promoting the products and getting sells:

Yes, this is the most important part. There is a lot of way to start promoting your targeted product. But I have listed the most reliable ways bellow:
Promote using your blog – If you have already a blog with good ranking you can put a banner of the affiliate product on your sidebar with your affiliate link. This is a very helpful way but you have to sure about your product’s quality.

                             1.Use social networks

At present social network is the another best way to get success rapidly. Face book has 600 million users and twitter has 200 million users. If you have a Face book account, you can create a Face book page or group in your selected niche and once you will get a good number of fans/members. Then you can share your affiliate link with related product on your page’s wall. Thus you can use your twitter and another social network account to share your product link.

 

                               2.Article marketing

Article marketing is the most expected way to get affiliate sells. You have to write an article related with your niche and then submit to various article directory sites. You will be given a opportunity to add a resource box in your article where you can add your affiliate link.

                           Here is some popular and valuable list of the famous Article Directories where you can submit your own article.
                           a.Ezine  article.com
                           b.Go articles.com
                           c.Buzzle.com
                           d.Article alley.com

                             3.Create video –

Video marketing can help you to get tons of targeted visitors easily. For that, you have to create a video review of product that you are promoting. Then upload that video to popular video share sites like You Tube and Meta Café. Then add your product affiliate link in the description field for that video. For all the time, you have to try to create a catchy title which makes people view your uploading video.

 

                            4.Join online forums

This is also a valuable way of marketing online. First, find Forum that are related to your product and create a new account there. Then you can set up a signature line there and can include your product affiliate link. But you have to stay actively their sites. If you post useful threads there and answer to other post then people will start trusting you. As a result, you can get affiliate sells very easily.

 

                              5.Using E-mail list

If you have a huge number of E-mail list then sometimes you can send them News letter with an affiliate product link. In this way, you will be able to sell good number of product. But you have to remember that if you start sending affiliate linking E-mail everyday then your subscriber can unsubscribe you. So, send it wisely.

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