You might have asked, What is Affiliate Marketing, and How does it work.
Affiliate Marketing is one of the biggest, common and simplest methods to earn legit income online and has been a major source of income to so many for decades now. With Affiliate Marketing, you don’t need to produce, own or create any product. All you have to do is refer people to purchase already existing products or services, and then you earn commission doing that. Some affiliate pays as much as 50% and even 100%, yes!
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
When you join an Affiliate program and choose the products that you want to sell, sellers provide you with a unique affiliate code that you can use to refer traffic to the product site. Most affiliate programs will offer ready-made text links, banners and other forms of creative copies whereby you only have to copy the code and place it on your website or share with others to start generating traffic.
So what you have to do first is, decide what niche you want to promote.
What is a niche? It is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. Examples of niches you can promote are:
- Make Money Online niche
- Fitness & Health niche
- Pets niche
- eCommerce Sites niche
Then identify what the people in those niches are looking for. And then find a solution for them.
Next is for you to find an affiliate network. The idea is promoting other peoples products and services after all. Examples of affiliate networks where you can get to promote already made products/services are:
- Amazon Associates
How To Start Marketing These Products/Services
Get a Blog
You can build a blog around the niche you have decided to promote, for example; if you are going to be affiliating for mobile phones on Jumia/Konga, you can build a blog around gadgets or smartphones and keep filling the blog with content related to mobile phones, accessories and reviews. The more content you keep sharing on your blog, the more viral you blog keeps getting. After a while, you will have tons of audience visiting your blog on a regular basis. Promoting your affiliate link via the blog will earn you great commission with time.
Build Your List
There are several ways of building a list. You can integrate this on your blog by creating a signup form that pops up each time there is a visitor on your blog. Another way is creating a freebie in the topic of your niche in exchange for prospective audience contacts. Take for example, in the health niche; you can create a free report on say “How to lose weight in 28 days or less“, and offer it free. As people get to download it, you are accumulating their contact using an auto responder for future marketing of your affiliate product(s).
In conclusion, Affiliate marketing requires most importantly your craft in building up a great number of responsive list or audience, because at the end of the day, the amount of money you can earn will be determined by the amount of persons purchasing your promoted affiliate product – so it’s a win-win thing. You’re making money off other person’s products/service, at the same time, sending them buyers