Hi everyone, this is Clark, and welcome to this site. The best way to make money with affiliate marketing is to get lots of traffic (visitors) to your website, and I’ll guide you through the process below. First, of course, you need to have a website of your own. And if you don’t have one, you can use the same platform I use to create all my websites, which is SiteRubix. They allow you to build 2 websites for free using their platform, and you can easily create a stable, secure and fast WordPress website in under a minute through four very quick and easy steps.
A Bit Regarding Affiliate Marketing
I trust that you are already familiar with the concept of affiliate marketing, so I’ll just briefly go through its process with you below. Affiliate marketing is the process where you, the affiliate, promote other people’s (merchants’) products on your website (ideally, rather than forums or social networks), and earn commissions. Affiliate programs give you a platform to connect with the merchants, and are totally free to join. There is an affiliate program for almost every product you can think of, so no worries about a shortage of products to promote.
I’ve laid out the steps in affiliate marketing here:
1) Find any affiliate program by typing product + affiliate program into Google, for instance home exercise equipment + affiliate program.
2) Sign up (free) for the affiliate programs that offer the products you would like to promote.
3) Get your affiliate link, which is a URL such as http://merchant.com/affiliateid that contains your ID for a particular product that you’re promoting.
4) Use your affiliate links within the posts/pages of your website.
5) If somebody pays a visit to your site, clicks on your affiliate link and ends up buying the product from the merchant, you will earn a commission.
The No. 1 Way to Get Lots of Traffic
…is publishing lots of quality content on your website. That’s it. Publish relevant, helpful and engaging posts (content) that helps your visitors (potential buyers) with their problems, or that helps them get what they want. Nowadays the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo) are putting a LOT of emphasis on high-quality content, and far less focus on technical factors such as back-linking and keyword density.
Publishing quality content builds trust and authority with the search engines. So when someone types a “search term” into Google or another search engine while looking for something online, your relevant post will show up on page 1 of its search results, and is likely to be read by that person.
Publish frequently, at least until you’ve “made it” (gotten authority from the search engines).
If you spend a few hours every day creating unique content during the initial phase of your affiliate business, it is possible for you to earn a full-time income within 3 to 6 months of creating your website:
Month 1: $0
(You’ve just set up your website, and published 5-10 posts on it)
Month 3: $0 to $500 per month
(Your content is starting to get “rankings”, and traffic is beginning to grow; you’ve published 30-60 posts and made a few sales)
Month 6: $500 to $3,000 per month
(Your website is starting to get some trust from the search engines; you’ve published 60-100 posts and are making at least a few sales each week)
Year 1: $3,000 to $10,000 per month
(The search engines are granting your site some serious trust and authority now; you’ve published 100-150 posts and are making daily sales)
Year 5: $20,000 to $50,000 per month
(You’re a HUGE authority in your industry; you’re scaling your business through paid channels, and have several hires – for writing content and designing your site)
The Best Place to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing
Wealthy Affiliate provides the most advanced and comprehensive affiliate marketing training in the industry, and they are non-technical (easy to follow). Their FREE training alone can guide you from creating a free website to earning your first dollar with affiliate marketing.
That’s it from me today. If you have any questions or comments at all regarding affiliate marketing, do feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks a lot!