With Affiliate marketing you the awesome opportunity to earn a commission by selling products that companies offer. It’s a great way to supplement your income from the convenience of your own home. Some people call it a passive income. Fortunately, it’s very easy to become an affiliate for companies that are household names.
Sell what you know
You should always stick to selling products that you’re familiar with. Online marketers call this process “picking your niche.” You should select a niche that follows your current interests or an area that you have a ton of knowledge in.
For example, if you’re an expert in the photography, it makes more sense to recommend things that have to do with photography, than it does to sell products for infants. You’ll do much better with your marketing efforts if you stick to selling what you know.
Start a website relevant to your niche
Before you can become an affiliate, these companies will want to know the URL of the website that you’ll use to sell their products. They do this because they want to make sure that the content on the website won’t hurt their company’s reputation.
It’s easy to start a website these days thanks to sites like WordPress.com, and there are many different layouts that you can use. Some of these layouts are made especially for Affiliate marketing. Be sure to add content to your website that fake. What I mean is that you should speak to you audience honestly, and they will follow you on a personal level. This will gain their trust, and they will be more likely to purchase the product that you recommend. Do your research because you they can tell if you don’t know what you’re talking about. They have been doing their research. You want your site to come across as an authority in your niche.
Research affiliate programs
Find an affiliate program that offers products or services in your niche. I use Amazon because it sells just about everything, so it’s likely that your niche includes products sold on Amazon. That’s a good place to start if you’re looking to get into affiliate marketing. It is very easy to be approved for their affiliate program. Commission Junction is another great option because it allows you to become an affiliate for countless companies that you already know about. I’m sure you have heard about Overstock, Office Depot, Boscov’s, and many others. Clickbank is yet another option that many affiliate marketers like. That’s because the commissions from companies on that site can be very lucrative.
Join an affiliate program
It’s almost always free of charge to join an affiliate program. If they ask for a credit card number just to become an affiliate, you might want to check into the company because they may not be trustworthy. Most reputable companies that offer affiliate programs allow people to become affiliates free of charge. Most will ask for bank account or PayPal information. That’s not so that the company can take money away from you, but so that it can pay you the commission you earned with successful sales.
Add affiliate links in your content
The way you get paid a commission without appearing to sell anything is add affiliate links within your content. That way, when people click on the link, they’re taken to the company site and, if they buy, you’ll earn a commission.
Here’s an example, if you’re writing about home decor that includes bed comforters, make the phrase “bed comforters” a link to Amazon’s site that shows people only comforters that are for a bed. Your readers can browse through Amazon’s offerings and maybe purchase an item that they like. Companies make it very easy to get links to their site. The way that you get those links varies from company to company, but it’s usually very easy to find a link to the product or products that you’re looking for.
Connect with your audience
Tell them stories that pertain to the subject
Respond to people in the comments
Make videos where you unbox the products
Always be honest telling them it’s an affiliate link and you earn a commission
Provide support by offering to answer questions
Place your affiliate links at the beginning middle and end of post
Show proof that the product works
Add value to the internet and make it better
Make them think you are speaking directly to them individually
Figure out your competition
Find another website with a similar domain rank as yours that recommends products
Google the “product name” + review blog
Start with blog ranked #1 in serps work down till you find a website with a similar Domain rank by using
Find out what high volume keywords it ranks high for
Use ahrefs “organic keywords”
Google looks for your intent so focus on the keywords that have to do with your product and how it helps the reader