Lets learn, how to start making money as an affiliate marketer ? A simple definition for beginners, affiliate marketer is the one who promotes others products for money. So you are going to become an affiliate marketer by promoting products for others. At the end of this article, you will be clear about affiliate marketing and you will know what you have to do for making money as an affiliate marketer.
As you are going to promote others products, you should learn how to select an affiliate product ? and from where to select the product ? first. Once, the product is selected you have to market that product in Internet. Marketing a product involves selling to visitors wisely, its not a hard factor. Let see each of these steps in detailed.
Select Affiliate Network.
Affiliate Network is the place where you can find out the products for promotion. Basically, it is a collection of others products who are looking for affiliate marketers (that’s you dear). There are numerous affiliate networks in Internet like clickbank, Google Affiliate Network, Commision Junction, Amazon etc. As a beginner, you can go for Clickbank which is easy to understand and operate.
So go to clickbank.com, Select the link sign up, fill your details (esp. your name & address to receive your earned money as cheque :-)). You have to select the username (nickname) too, thats it. Note down, joining an affiliate network is FREE !
Select Demanding Affiliate Product.
So you have joined the best affiliate network in Internet, clickbank. And now you have to select a product for promotion. What kind of product to select ? You can select any kind of product from digital products to ebooks, anything that you are finding in clickbank. BUT, the most importantly, is that a “demanding product“. So you have to find a product which has more demand. AND less competition product. In general, a product which has higher demand in the market and less supply then there is less competition. If you are finding such a product then you will be easily making money.
Now, how to finding a demanding & less competition product ? There are tools which tells you the statistics about products. Google Adwords Keyword Tool, Word tracker Tool etc. are the tools there if you give the keyword, you will get the statistics like how many are looking for that product/keyword ?
So go to clickbank, find a product, look for the statistics with these tools and decide the demanding product. Also, select a quality product which looks valuable to the buyer. The below video may help you on how to find out demanding clickbank products ?
Heartly saying, within 30 minutes you could easily find such products and get the affiliate link to the sales page. (you have to drive visitors to that link)
Marketing And Making Money.
Great, you have identified a demanding product and now the most important step “marketing the product”. How to market the product ? To whom do you market the product ? Marketing an affiliate product involves, driving targeted visitors to the affiliate link and making them to buy the product. Marketing in Internet is not a tough job, its simpler when right strategies are followed. There are too many ways to market a product online, quicker methods & slower methods. Lets see…
Using PPC Networks. PPC networks are the most simpler, quicker, easier, comfortable way to drive visitors. Join Google Adwords or Yahoo Ads, they are the best PPC network’s. You have to create a campaign by giving your affiliate link and configuring the campaign with keywords. PPC Network uses the keyword to send visitors, whenever a visitors searches google or yahoo with that keyword, it shows your affiliate link and he may click on your link. Comes to your page and buys the product. You have to pay the cost-per-click, its basically an automated system. You have to fix the cost-per-click, configure the keywords and sit back. Learn to raise CTR (Click-Through-Rate) of your Ads.
The success of utilizing the ppc network stands on how well you are defining the keywords. Also, the below videos helps you to create campaign on Adwords.
Another video on how to use Yahoo PPC Network ?
For example, if you are selling “finance books” then you keywords should be around “buy finance books”. You will get practiced sooner upon using. See the below video on how to create campaign using Google adwords and Yahoo Ads.
Keep two factors in mind, Defining targeted keywords and fixing lower cost-per-click. It drives visitors who are looking to buy your product. Finally, you will earn commissions from clickbank. Read this article to improve adwords CTR (click-through-rate, the rate at which the visitors are clicking your affiliate link) of your campaign to get better Return On Investment (ROI). Turely saying, you will get targeted visitors in less than a day and you will be making money quicker ! Learn how to select keywords and to get targeted traffic ?
Using Article Marketing. Article marketing is the method of writing articles related to your product and publishing in article submission websites. Ezine, associated content, buzzle, hubpages, squidoo etc. are the best places to publish an article about your product. The idea is you could add your affiliate link in that article. If someone reads your article, he may buy your product too. So it all depends on how well you are writing an article that brain washes the reader to buy your product ! That’s interesting too… find out more useful article marketing tips here.
Using Forum Marketing. Find out forums related to your product (search google for +”forums”). Forums are the place where you could find like minded or related peoples. Generally, forums allows you to add the affiliate links to your signature. This way you are increasing the chances of driving visitors to your affiliate page. Find out more useful forum marketing tips here.
Using Social Media Marketing. Social media tools like twitter, facebook can be used to send visitors to your affiliate link. If you have big network (more followers) then its extremely possible to send huge visitors. Tell everyone about your product and create chances to sell your product to some one.
Using PPC networks is the best way to promote your affiliate product and make money instantly.
Article, forum, social media marketing takes enough time to pick up and you have to spend more time every day. So go for Adwords & Yahoo network, create a campaign, set right keywords. See how good you are selling products and making money. Tweak your keywords & CPC doing experimentation’s.
Finally, receive your hard earned money from clickbank. Also, you could promote multiple products at a time by repeating all these steps.
See all the videos embedded in this page, it helps you a lot. As an affiliate marketer, within 1 or 2 days you will be making money !