How To Initiate Affiliate Marketing Business

Hey reader, sorry I haven’t been updating this blog as of late. It’s not because I gave up, it’s because I was so damn jet lagged I couldn’t function properly and aside doing like 1-2 hour work a day my mind just couldn’t focus. Affiliate marketing was killer, I’ll be posting up my take on how to initiate affiliate marketing business eventually, but it’s not really my focus since other guys already covered it and yea. I initailly learned a lot [covering it]!

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Affiliate marketing is a route for you to earn a commission for recommending products or services to your friends or subscribers/readers. To simplify it, here’s the 4 step process for how it works:

  1. You find an offer you want to promote
  2. You sign up for their affiliate program
  3. You get a special link that allows the merchant to track the people who clicked your link
  4. If they subscribe or buy the product, you get a commission.

affiliate marketing is a way for you (the affiliate) to earn a commission for recommending products or services to your friends or readers.

To simplify it, here’s the 4 step process for how it works:

  1. You find a product you want to promote
  2. You sign up for their affiliate program
  3. You get a special link that allows the merchant to track the people who clicked your link
  4. If they buy the product, you get a commission.

– See more at: http://www.seanogle.com/entrepreneurship/how-to-start-affiliate-marketing#sthash.zEAVHUXU.dpuf

affiliate marketing is a way for you (the affiliate) to earn a commission for recommending products or services to your friends or readers.

To simplify it, here’s the 4 step process for how it works:

  1. You find a product you want to promote
  2. You sign up for their affiliate program
  3. You get a special link that allows the merchant to track the people who clicked your link
  4. If they buy the product, you get a commission.

– See more at: http://www.seanogle.com/entrepreneurship/how-to-start-affiliate-marketing#sthash.zEAVHUXU.dpuf

4 Steps To Affiliate Success

1. Choosing Your Niche

What are you interested in?

Hobbies: Fishing, Gardening, Chess etc.

Passions: Fitness, Education etc.

Problems: Obesity, Dipression, Home repairs etc.

Trends: Healthy Living, Organic Eating, Home Schooling etc.

You may choose your niche in following manner:-

Category    Niche    Sub-niche
Health & Fitness   Dieting    Wieght Loss for busy Moms
Cooking      Baking     Gluten force baking
Sports      Basketball      High School Basketbal

Do people spend money in it?

Advertisers, Magzines, Associations & Groups

Are these product to promote?

Infoproducts, Physical products

2. Build Your Platform

A ‘home base’ for estabilishing your authority and audience.

  • Control of your brand –  Dont let third party take it away!
  • Trust and Reputation – Perception is reality
  • Easiest path to success –  The best place to sell

The key step in building a brand is that you need to create a personal or business brand and work accordingly.

3. Grow Your Audience

Do Your Research

  • Who is your ideal reader/visitor?
  • What do they look like, talk about, care about, hate, fear, desire?
  • Who do they hand out with, talk to, argue with, idiolise, want to be?
  • Where do they hand out online, in person, want to go?
  • What products, brands, or persons do they love and hate?
  • How do they talk? Formaly, Informaly, passionatly, analytically?
  • What lingo do they use (i.e. keywords)

Great Content: The Foundation

Awesome content origin is not an option, the content should be:

  • Honest
  • Valuable (dont waste people’s time)
  • Delivered in multiple formats if possible
  • As short as possible, but no shorter
  • Above all: result oriented

Have A Personality: Build A Brand

Look Professional
  • Custom logo
  • Premium or custom theme
  • Images in posts
  • Branded social media pages
  • ‘Real’ email address/url
Add Value To The Community
  • Participate in forums
  • Get Active In facebook groups
  • Network on facebook and twitter
  • Guests post on blogs in your niche ( good for reputaion, traffic & SEO)
  • Attend events and conferences
  • Link out to the other valuable resources/sites
Stay in Contact with your list

Besides sending out your content:

  • Share other great information and resources – be a part of community.
  • Survey them or ask questions that you can use to better serve them.
  • Add value and share before promoting products to them

How you treat your list can make or break your reputation. Be a hero to them.

The secret to affiliate success (really) Consistency!

4. Promote or Refer Product

Only Promote What You Believe In

Get access first:

  • Buy it or ask for review copy
  • Contact vendor via contact page or affiliate page.

Try to get results yourself:

  • Make reviews more believable and compelling
  • Can be used for content
  • Can be used for bonuses

How to Promote Through Your Platform

  • Banner ADS
  • Promotions to your list/social media
  • Reviews
  • Bonuses
  • Recommended Page
  • In-content referals
Bonuses

Add more value and protect the sale.

  • Great way to get shoppers off the fence and buying now.
  • Make your audience love you even more.
  • Protect your commision – ask buyers to email thier recipt to you to verify they bought throgh your link.
  • Add even more value to the product, making your readers more likely to achieve thier goals.
Bonus Ideas
  • Step by step guide to using the product.
  • Tip sheets
  • Blue prints
  • Q & A
  • Interview with the vendor
  • Add-ons (recipes, themes etc.)
  • Video
  • PDF’s
  • Vendor provided bonuses

Recommended Resources Page – Mini reviews in one place

Promotions To Your List

Still the most valuable and profitable method.

Use copy similar to a pitch page:

  • Highlight the benefits, not features
  • Personalise your recommendation
  • Include your results & these of other buyers

Combine with other methods like reviews and bonuses.

Plain text emails work fine – no need to be fancy.

Here you go:

Step 1: Start your first campaign as fast as you can
Step 2: Learn from your mistakes live, as they happen
Step 3: Repeat Step 1

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Give yourself an aim of 7 days from now to have your first campaign live. Because you’ll never understand how this works until you go through the process yourself.

Well folks, if you have your own guide on how to initiate affiliate marketing business, Please share your thoughts on affiliate market campaigning in comment section.

Cheers,

 


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