Hey there, Clark here, and welcome to BecomeWealthyWithMe.com. You must be an affiliate marketer, and on this post here I will share whatever know-how I have on how to become successful at affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is, of course, the activity of promoting other people’s (merchants’) products on your website (ideally, rather than forums and social networks) and earning commissions.
There are more young millionaires now than at any other time in history, and a big reason is due to online businesses, which everyone can do regardless of age, sex and location. First, let me briefly run through the process of affiliate marketing, although you are probably familiar with it already, and then I will pinpoint the important step to making lots of money with your affiliate business.
Affiliate Marketing Steps
1) Find an affiliate program by typing product + affiliate program into Google, for instance meditation + affiliate program. Affiliate programs give you a platform to connect with merchants, and are totally free to join.
2) Get your affiliate link for each product you’re promoting. An affiliate link is a URL such as http://merchant.com/youraffiliateid that contains your affiliate ID for a particular product that you’re promoting.
3) Use your affiliate links within the pages/posts on your website.
4) If somebody visits your website, clicks on your affiliate link (which sends her/him to the merchant’s site) and ends up buying the product from the merchant, you earn a commission.
To make lots of money, you’re going to want lots of people to visit your site every day. More visitors equates to more OPPORTUNITIES to make money.
Firstly, you may want to build a website of your own if you haven’t already. Promoting products with a website is ideal for affiliate marketers. Compared to promoting your affiliate links on forums or social networks, creating a website and then publishing quality posts (content) on it allows you to build trust/authority with the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo), not to mention your website visitors, in a relatively short period of time.
With trust/authority from the search engines, the relevant post on your website is likely to show up on page 1 of the search results when somebody does a search in Google or another search engine. If your post is “ranked” on the first page, it is likely to be read by him/her.
Creating a website is no longer something that is technical or complicated. Nowadays you can build one just by deciding on a name and design for your site as well as clicking a few buttons. The whole process of creating a fully operational site can be over in less than a minute.
So, the key to getting lots of website visitors has already been mentioned above, and that is publishing quality – relevant, engaging, helpful – posts, thus helping your visitors to solve their problems or get what they want.
You will also need to publish enough quality posts on your site. Although search engines do not reveal their exact ranking algorithm, it makes sense that you need to have a sufficient number of posts on your site in order to reach a large number of people. If every post you publish gets 5 visits a day, 100 posts would get 500 visits, 200 posts would get 1,000 visits and so on.
Publish frequently until you have “made it” (gained trust/authority from the search engines). You will know when it happens. Publishing one post per day is ideal, but if that’s not possible 2-3 posts per week is also fine.
One final thing, when creating a post remember to insert your “keyword” somewhere in your post’s title and somewhere in the first paragraph. To know more about keywords, read my post:
Can I Really Earn Money With Affiliate Marketing?
If you’re willing to work hard in creating and publishing content, in 6 months’ time you can certainly earn a full-time income, say $2,000 to $3,000 a month. It is also possible to scale your business to earn $20,000 to $30,000 a month, say in 5 years’ time, and it is possible to do it through free traffic. By the way, if you’re interested in getting free, step-by-step affiliate marketing training for beginners/newbies, read my Wealthy Affiliate review.
And that’s IT from me today! If you have any questions or comments in relation to affiliate marketing, DO leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks!