So, you want to learn How To Become An Affiliate Marketer Step by Step, do you?
Remember “Success is a Journey, Not a Destination.”
“A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Please know that the chances to get a job in the real world with good pay is slim to none. Having a Website in place in seconds and applying to dozens of affiliate programs will put you in a better position of being accepted to work for those Companies by promoting their products rather than go here and there with a face-to-face interview and endure rejection because of certain demographics they consider.
Just think for a brief moment, machines are taking over humankind’s jobs all over the world right? So, why not do something worthwhile and make your passion your paycheck with website building?
Just as there are many Colleges and Universities out there that are available before you and cater to a wide range of Major/Minor Fields of study for the career you want to pursue, the same can be applied to that of Affiliate Marketing also. So, let’s start with the Basics.
What is an Affiliate?
An Affiliate is a person who promotes a product that they don’t own. They are part of a program who try to help others get the most of the program they are a part of or the products they recommend.
Okay, what exactly is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is where you act as an Online Agent for companies such as Target, Wal Mart, Best Buy, or other Programs online where you would be promoting products you do not necessarily own but recommend to your audience. In other words you are like a Publisher just getting the word out about a product in a review you wrote on your Website. You then earn a commission based on if the consumer buys the product through you, provided you had a picture of the product with your Affiliate Link attached to it.
What is an Affiliate Program?
An Affiliate Program is an automatic electronic program which involves a Website Advertiser and recruited Website Creators. The Website Creators are known as affiliates. They place the Affiliate Program Company’s advertisements on their own Websites. These ads to these Affiliate Programs are joined with the Company’s Websites and are known as Affiliate Links.
What is an Affiliate Marketing Network?
A Web Service where Advertisers and Publishers are under one roof. This is like a directory that gives you access to loads of Affiliate Programs you can apply for, get approved for, and promote their products on your Website.
Alright, let’s break that down into simpler steps.
- Search for a product you wish to promote.
- Sign up for the company’s affiliate program.
- Get your affiliate link and promote it on your website.
- When someone buys the product through your link – You Get Paid!!
- Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?
Here’s a Video about What is Affiliate Marketing and How FlexOffers is an easy Affiliate Networking Company to be a part of and promote products of their Advertisers on your Website.
Seems too good to be true and easy to do, right?
How about we illustrate the whole process rundown now:
Suppose I want to promote Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus Software on my Website about Technology and Software Products.
I would first go over to their Website http://usa.kaspersky.com/
Scroll Down and Click on Affiliate Partners.
Here’s the Following Screen.
This outlines exactly what I mentioned before.
Digital River OneNetworkDirect and Commission Junction are what I would call as Legit Affiliate Program Directories much in the same way as FlexOffers is.
These places give you more exposure to what the Affiliate Program is, their Website, their Payout, and the Terms/Conditions required of your Website to be considered for acceptance of promoting their products on your Website.
You would need to Sign Up with one or the other or in some cases if a Affiliate Program doesn’t seem to have the one you want available in one Affiliate Program Directory, you can try your chances with Signing Up to Create an Account with the other Affiliate Program Directory also.
In other words what maybe in Digital River OneNetworkDirect may not be available in Commission Junction for example.
So, you may want to have set up an Account with both just in case.
You might be pondering, hmm, there are so many products out there, how will I ever choose the one that I know for a fact will be most profitable and good to recommend to my Website Visitors?
Well, key thing you could be considering is, how about I promote products I use and have seen the results to speak for themselves in a Product Review based on my own personal experiences with it?
That is one direction you may want to go into.
Another could be writing a Product Review based on products even you did not own or use. However, please be careful with this, and do a thorough research on it, look up as much info as needed. What are the majority of the people saying about this online, is the Product awful or absolutely great? A must-have maybe?
Just because a Product may give a good commission earning payout does not necessarily mean that you should go after it and have it on your Website.
You wouldn’t want to be promoting a Product that is a Scam, would you?
In order to be successful in Affiliate Marketing, it requires you to be upfront and honest with your Audience on what you are promoting, list out all the Truth and Specific Details about the Product.
Never leave room for misleading info just because you want to make a Commission from the Product you are promoting. You might lose potential Customers and loyal Audience Members that way to your Website.
Okay Angel, what are the Steps to Affiliate Marketing?
1) Do Something YOU Love, Not Something YOU Have No Passion For.
Ask yourself the question: What are you most passionate about. If you are doing something that love, it brings more satisfaction versus doing something you see yourself hating in the long run.
When you have found out your true passion, that will be your Niche, which is simply a Topic of Interest targeted for a specific Audience. It can be about literally anything you can imagine. Examples are music, fitness, weight loss, acne products, plants, dog training, etc. I think you got the idea here.
Keep in mind that Potential Customers would share mutual feelings of passion towards your promoted Product based on the information you provide to them within your Blog Post Content writing. So, be sure to keep everything in check, be honest, genuine, and above all real.
In order to take part in Affiliate Marketing and promoting a product, you would need a Website in place.
Because that will be serving as the building block of your promoted product on your Website.
If you don’t have a Website, no need to worry, I got you covered. Just go to this Link and you will be well on your way to Create your Website Easy and Fast.
2) Search and Look for Eligible Products.
There are so many different ways in which people use the Internet.
Most of which is Searching, Watching, Buying, or Selling something.
Use Google to Search for a Particular Topic of Interest you have. Go through the various Search Result Website Links that appear. This will allow you get some influence on how to target your potential customers by seeing what the other person on their Website is doing.
But, please don’t beat yourself up and be quick to judge someone else’s level of success based on what they accomplished which you couldn’t. As always do your own research first, it is very necessary. By doing your research, you are not only doing a favor for yourself but for your Audience as well based on your efforts alone, you are helping putting a sense of value for your Customers. By doing so, whatever action you take will not be in vain.
Be sure you are confident and especially comfortable recommending a Product so that way you don’t ruin your reputation. Try to get a Follow-Up list of your Potential Customers as this is another key important thing to consider as an Affiliate.
There is a great tool you can use, it’s called Jaaxy and it helps you analyze the Affiliate Programs you want to promote products from. It also allows you to monitor the Search Volume, Traffic Volume, and Keyword Research in an updated fashion.
3) Begin YOUR Affiliate Marketing Journey with FlexOffers or other Affiliate Marketing Network Companies/Programs.
The quickest way to discovering profitable Products to promote is going through an Affiliate Marketing Network like FlexOffers. You can easily find Products here that fit almost any niche imaginable.
Here are a few Tips on How to Decide if a Product is right for you to Promote in FlexOffers
#1: Avoid Products that have a Cookie Duration Period of just 7-Days time. Try to find something that has a much longer Cookie Duration Period. Several Weeks to about 1 Month or 2 is pretty ideal. Some go as far as 90-Day Cookie Duration Period.
#2: Find a Product that is not very expensive or too cheap to Promote but that it has a Commission Rate of over 15%
#3: Do the research thoroughly on finding Products that are beneficial and serve its purpose well to your Audience.
4) YOU will earn the money.
When a Visitor clicks on a product link or an affiliate link you have for a Program and buys it, you get paid a certain percent of commission. Depending on the Affiliate Program you are partnered with, their standards for paying you would vary.
Sometimes they can give you options like paying you through:
- Direct Deposit
You most certainly must be thinking:
But Angel, I do not have experience with Computers or a College Degree for being certified to be an Internet Marketeer or Businessperson. How can there be a way I can become one at zero cost even if I did not have any prior knowledge with this subject matter on making a Website? Where can I go to be trained for to get my Website foundation built well enough to stand the test of time?
I shall present you with 2 Options. You can decide which fits you best. However, rest assured that these both shall benefit you greatly.
- Join the #1 Online Supportive Affiliate Marketing Training Platform that I highly recommend for FREE! Yes, this is absolutely fully FREE. This place gives you access to unlimited Training, Techniques, starting from the basics of Website Building Foundation to that of promoting a Product until you start getting your first commission.
- Read this Blog Post on: How To Create A Free Website with your own Free Blog. It will provide you with a Step by Step Guide on how your Website will be a big accomplishment and a definite reality.
That is all there is to it, pretty easy enough that anyone can do this really. I have taught you well on what Tools you may use and Steps that are going to guide you through your online successful journey. Now then, what are you waiting for? It is time for you now to do your part on becoming a great Affiliate Marketer!
Wishing you all the best with your path to passive income online New Affiliate Marketeer!
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