Affiliate Marketing, it's in every ad, a part of almost every website, and 9 times out of 10 the places you go for information and entertainment applies or implements affiliate marketing in some form or another. So how do you get in on the action?
1.Choose A Niche
What do you want to be an authority or specialize in? This will determine the type of content you create and the products you will promote. When choosing a niche make sure you choose something your interested in you can find yourself getting bored and bouncing around from niche to niche and that going to get you nowhere fast.
2.Choose A Platform
After you choose a niche you need to choose a platform to create content and promote products on. If you don't mind being on camera or recording videos YouTube is probably the best option for that. If you would rather be behind the scenes then creating a website may be your best option.
If you’re going to go the YouTube route be sure to check out my video strategy guide in the resources tab that shows you how to structure your video as well as printable template you can use when putting your videos together.
If you go the website route (which I highly recommend) you can get cheap domain names and hosting From sites like Bluehost, and Godaddy. An alternative would be wealthy affiliate.
You can build a site for free and you also have free access to tons of training and a large community of people ready to help you with any issue you may have
You can check out wealthy affiliate here.
3.Choose a product
You have the niche, you know what platform you’re going to create content on it’s time to choose what products your going to promote. Here’s a few places where you can check out.
Ebay Partner Program
Walmart Affiliate Program
Target Affiliate Program
Share A Sale
4. Create Meaningful Content
Time to create content based on your niche. When you create content make sure it's informative/entertaining. If you’re not sure what content to make check out other websites or content creators to see what they are creating content on and emulate it. DON’T just copy and paste though that’s a dick move and can cause more hassle than it's worth. Make sure you are taking the topic and adding your own personality or perspective to it.
5. Getting Those Commissions
You’re creating the content now it’s time to drive traffic to your product/offer. You do this with a calls to action. “Click Here”, “Read More”, “Subscribe”, “Check Out The Links Down Below”, “Claim Your Copy by (insert action)” these are all calls to action. No matter if your blogging, creating YouTube content, or sharing a social media post if you want to see results then you have to tell your audience what you want them to do.
6. Be Consistent And Be Patience
The hardest thing about being an affiliate marketer or any business venture for that matter is consistency. People expect quick results and call it quits before they ever really get started.
The truth is that things just take time. This is a concept that's hard for a lot of people for the simple fact that instant gratification is marketed to you on a daily basis with virtually everything.
If you want to see big figures and long term success you have to keep at and accept the fact that it's going to take time.