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What is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It Really Work

What is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It  Really Work---Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to earn  online
What is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It  Really Work—Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to earn online

What is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It  Really Work

If you have been looking for a way to make money online, you have probably heard about affiliate marketing, but have not completely understood just what it is and how it operates, and how people make money off of it.

Let me start by stating just what is affiliate marketing

Definition of Affiliate Marketing

An official definition: Affiliate marketing is a performance-based way of selling a product or service. The business/person that owns the right for the product pays a per sale affiliate commission to the affiliates that sell the product on their own.

The more the affiliates sell, the more they get paid and the more income for the product owner. This is how everyone is happy.

How does Affiliate Marketing  Really work

There are four basic steps to affiliate marketing.

Step 1: Choose an Interest. This can be anything at all, any interest, passion, or even something you have no personal experience with.

Step 2: Build a Website. Your website is your foundation and we have the most sophisticated and feature-rich website and hosting platform here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Step 3: Attract Visitors. You are going to be learning all about how to get traffic and visitors to your website. The first focus is a FREE traffic and there is A LOT of it out there.

Step 4: Earn Revenue. Once you have people on your site and traffic, you can earn revenue. There are over 50 ways you can monetize traffic online, and over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate.

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business.

  •  Internet Research and Surveys
  • Set up an Online Course
  • Write an E-Book
  •  Create a Money-Making Blog
  •  Type for Cash
  •  Become a Freelance Proofreader
  • English Tutor
  • Become a Copywriter
  • Create How-To Videos
  • You can also sell things online

But I think  The most lucrative is Affiliate Marketing. There are now over 4 BILLION people online and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff, this is where affiliate marketing comes in by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be “helping” these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions as a result.

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There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

Choosing A Niche

This is the corner of the market you will be catering to. When choosing a niche that fits you, it is best to choose something that is of interest, a passion, or a hobby, but it could also be something that you would like to learn about. You don’t need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert.

Almost anything you can think of is a niche, your niche should be based on things that you are interested in. You can earn money online from absolutely every single niche because there are billions of people out there searching for information, for solutions, and spending billions of dollars or products/services every day.

Build A Website

IN affiliate marketing I think it is essential to have a website, this is where you will be writing contents to attract customer to the product you will be advertising, but first, you will need to have a domain

Having your own .com, .org, or .net domain carries some real incentives.

When you purchase a domain, you own it. Nobody else can take it from you, you will own your very own domain. You are also in full control of every aspect of your domain. A domain can be purchased for $13.50 per year.

On certain affiliate training platforms like Wealthy Affiliate, you are allowed to use a siterubix.com website for free for a little while. This Platform will also build your website in 30 seconds with just a click.

The Importance Of Owning a Domain

Having your own .com, .org, or .net domain carries some real incentives. These are as follows:

  • An Asset You Own. When you purchase a domain, you own it. Nobody else can take it from you. you will own your very own domain. You are also in full control of every aspect of your domain.
  • Domains Increase in Value. As you build out your website and your domain, it will increase in value just like any real estate asset.
  • They Rank Better. Having your own domain will lead to better rankings in Google, Bing & Yahoo which own 99% of all searches online. These are just three of the main reasons and for the price of owning your very own domain, it is well worth it.

Your Website

When you create a website, all of the content including images and text is stored on a server.

The server displays your website whenever a visitor types the URL into their browser.

Some website building platforms like Wealthy Affiliate offer free web hosting, while others require you to purchase your own hosting plan before you publish your site.

What’s in a name? The name of your business expresses who you are and grabs people’s attention.

To come up with the perfect name, start by using 3-5 words to describe your brand and your values. Remember to keep the name easy to spell and pronounce.

There are sites that will assist you in finding the right name for your business (business name generator).

Assuming you have chosen your niche it is now time to add contents and images to your website,

In adding Contents you need to know your audience ( know who you want to attract to your site)

The most important messages go at the top of the page. Then, gradually drill down to the more specific, supporting information. End with tangential details.

Make your sentences short and straightforward, write as if you are talking to a friend

After you have added some contents and getting visitors you can start adding affiliates links to your contents

Building your own niche site
Building your own Niche website

What is affiliate Links?

An affiliate link is your OWN unique link that identifies you as the referring affiliate when someone clicks your link and goes to the product (MERCHANT) website.

The affiliate link is what tells the company (via the affiliate program) that you are the affiliate that referred the person to your site.

This affiliate link will go all the way through the order process, so if someone buys something you automatically get credit for the sale and earn a commission.

Here is the basic process:

Step 1: Some comes to your website

Step 2: They click your affiliate link

Step 3: They buy something from the merchant

Step 4: You get the affiliate commission ($$$)

Where to Find Your Affiliate Link?

All affiliate programs and networks are different in terms of where you actually get the affiliate link. Most will have a section at the end of their web page where you can apply for an there is also Affiliate Networks like ShareASale.com and CJ.com  affiliate link.

The Pros Of Affiliate Marketing.

Little or no start-up cost.

Easy to Set Up

Little or no Experience needed.

Passive Income

Flexibility (you can work from anywhere set your own time)

No face to face selling

You do not  need to create a product

The cons of affiliate marketing

Success will not happen overnight it takes time and patience to build your audience

It is hard work, but the rewards can be great.

The Wealthy Affiliate Platform is a very good platform for anyone who would like to become an affiliate marker. I think it one of the best, the training is excellent and the very active community is very helpful,   and you can join for free.

Thank you for your time, have you been trying to make extra money online, what has been your experience? let me know,  and I would appreciate any comments and questions please remember to share this post.

NOTE:  This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you)

How To Become An Online Affiliate Marketer.

How to become an online affiliate marketer and earn money online
How to become an online affiliate marketer and earn money online

Many people are looking for ways in making money online with the internet as a side hustle to supplement their regular income or even starting an online business to replace their income entirely.

Though there are many ways to make money on the internet, for me one of the easiest ways to make money online is by starting an affiliate marketing business

Even if you already have a business, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to add an existing income stream to your business.

How to become an affiliate marketer.

Affiliate marketing has become one of the biggest ways to make money online.

It is not a get-rich scheme; Success will not come overnight it will take work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice

It will take some time and patience to build up relationships with the consumers you are reaching with your content.

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A lot of people are interested in learning how to be an affiliate marketer due to the freedom and financial opportunities it can provide to just about anyone.

It doesn’t take a lot to start an affiliate marketing business, and it does have some benefits like:

  • No huge startup costs!
  • No selling face to face!
  • No stock to keep or manage!
  • No recruitment involved!
  • No taking of endless surveys!
  • No huge investment involved – (Get started for $free)
  • And no working for someone else!
  • You can operate in any market you wish! – even your hobbies & passions!
  • Earn a full-time income & more!. No limit to your earning potential!.

Where to start

When learning how to become an affiliate marketer, it’s important to know where to start and what steps to take.

Before you begin earning money, you will have to first focus on creating your niche and website and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn’t happen.

Finding your niche

The first step in becoming an affiliate marketer involves finding out which affiliate products to sell.

Every affiliate marketer has a niche in which they try to influence their audience. It is advisable not to have too many niches, as you could risk overextending yourself and making your efforts ineffective.

So finding out your target audience is the essential first step. Finding your niche is one of the most crucial parts of starting your affiliate marketing efforts.

A few things that you should understand about niches are:

(1) You are going to be writing content within your niche

(2) You are going to be communicating within your niche

(3) You are going to be choosing products to promote within your niche

(4) You are going to get to help people within your niche.

(5) Your first niche PROBABLY won’t be your last (so don’t worry about it being perfect)

(6) Any SINGLE niche website can become a “full time” income/business

So you need to remember this is not a race. you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build your online affiliate marketing business on.

There are MANY ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business, but in my opinion Affiliate Marketing is the best.

There are now over 4 BILLION people online and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff.

How do you find out which niche is the best one for you?

To start with, you can do a short self-assessment. As affiliate marketers are meant to be reliable advocates for a product or brand,

Also, note that you can always change your niche down the road. Just because you are choosing a niche now does not mean you will be in this particular niche forever

Start by asking questions like:

  • What topics am I passionate about?
  • Do people search for my chosen niche?
  • Will demand for my niche stay consistent?
  • Is there a lot of competition for my niche?
  • Are there affiliate programs that work within my chosen niche?

1. You Don’t Need to Be an Expert

You may have a passion or a hobby and may have the feeling that you can’t start a website because you are not an expert.

I think most of us online marketers when we started, had no expertise in the niche we chose, but in time you will find that you will become an expert because you will have to do research for the content and this will add real value to your site.

 Build Your Website

Your website is the foundation of your business. It is where all of your traffic is ultimately going to come to, where you are going to build brand and trust within the industry, and where you can promote products/services and generate an income.

Your website will be the vehicle to help these “audiences” by offering them information about what they are looking for.

. You will be “helping” these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

Driving Traffic to your website

Your main task will always be traffic-driving prospects to the merchant’s website via your unique “affiliate” link. If you don’t have any money you can get started by finding ways to get free traffic to your website, including blogging, guest posting on other websites, and posting to social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, etc.

With blogging which I think is the best way, means you write content, You simply need to communicate with your audience, the same way that you would with a friend or a family member. And if you put the emphasis on helping people, you are going to be able to build trust, which is going to lead to long term and sustainable success online.

If you have a budget you can drive traffic even faster with paid advertising methods, such as paid ads on Facebook, running banner ads on other websites, and using Google Adwords.

You need people to visit your website in order to make money, affiliate marketing works by people visiting your website, see something that will help them visit your affiliate site make a purchase and you will get a commission.

Here is a look at how Affiliate Marketing works.

Most vendors will provide you with an advertising copy to use for your blog posts, website ads, etc. They’ll give you the banner ads to display, and even posts you can use on social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). The more materials that vendors give their affiliates the better chances an affiliate has to make a sale for them.

I know all this may seem very hard but believe me, the hardest part of affiliate marketing is patience, you will need patience for your website to gain an audience and build trust.

And there are platforms that will assist you in building your business, you need not be an expert or a technical person Wealthy Affiliate will teach you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing and you can start for free.

With the free membership, you will get a free website, free web hosting, and 10 lessons, at the end of the 10 lessons your website will be up and running.

So if you want to become an affiliate marketer whether you are new to the world of affiliate marketing or you know a little about affiliate or your ane an expert Wealthy Affiliate has something for you. You can click here and join for FREE.

Thank you for your time, comments, and questions. Please remember to share,

.NOTE:  This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you)

Is Affiliate Marketing Worth It —– Financial Independence

Affiliate Marketing is worth the effort of adding additional income
Is Affiliate Marketing Worth it?

Is Affiliate Marketing Worth it

Are you looking into becoming an affiliate marketer and wonder if affiliate marketing is worth the time and effort establishing your business.

Or are you in the affiliate marketing niche for some months and not seeing the kind of returns you were expecting and the question and thought of is all this work worth the effort?

The answer for me is yes, it is worth it but for you, it might be different, and you will be the only one who will be able to answer that question. Continue reading Is Affiliate Marketing Worth It —– Financial Independence

Is Affiliate Marketing Hard —-Financial Independence


Is Affiliate Marketing Hard?

Like anything else, if you are doing something for the first time it will seem hard until you get into it, I am a boomer in my early 70’s with absolutely no knowledge of affiliating marketing I doubted my abilities of ever learning this “new career” but I was very fortunate to have found Wealthy Affiliate.

At Wealthy Affiliate, they provide the information and tools that make learning affiliate marketing understandable and not hard at all.

Over time you become an expert by learning and applying what you have learned and by doing this every day you will become an expert.

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How To Start An Online Marketing Business—Changing Career— Make Money Online

Career Change

This post I am asking you to think of a change in your way of making money it may take the path of a change in your choice of career

A different way of earning a livable income and in time become a passive income, in this change, you will be able to control of your time, a career where you will be your own boss, You will be in charge of you.

You will be able to develop yourself into someone who is a go-getter and aspires to succeed in all areas of life.

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