How to Start Affiliate Marketing – A Beginner’s Guide
In this post I’m going to show you How you can make money applying Affiliate Marketing to your business model.
I don’t know if you have noticed this, but if you take a look at all the E-commerce sites like Amazon or Snapdeal you’ll find a link on all the pages called ” become an affiliate” or” Make Money with Us” at the conclusion of its page.
Let’s say you become an Affiliate for Amazon and you bring a person to their website. Now if that individual or persons makes a purchase you will get a commission, it that simple.
Signing Up As An Affiliate At Amazon
When you signup as an Affiliate for Amazon you get an Affiliate link. You need to promote this clink so you get paid when individuals buy from it. This is how it works when a person visits your website and clicks on your Affiliate link. The link or URL will take him to Amazon to view the product and once they bus the product they are interested in you will get the commission.
The best part about this is even if that person or persons buys other products even though they are may be unrelated, you get pain on those items also.
Even if they come back later, up to 24 hours and make a purchase you will get paid for that purchase also.
Anyone can do this. To get started all you have to do is go to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ and sign up for a free account.
Once you have done the sign up process simply go to “Shop by Category” and select a category which you’re most interested. This is very important because what you choose here is going to be the theme of your website.
Once you’ve created your website based on the topic or product(s) you can go to the next step which is to go to Google and do a search for “amazon best sellers.”
Click the link of the category you chose earlier and now you are able to see the best sellers at the moment. You want to pick products with at least a four start rating or above. Don’t pick all five start items as this makes you site look unnatural and unrealistic.
Now you are ready to create a post featuring your chosen product. Go to your website and select new post. Write an article about the product and be realistic.
Be Realistic in Your Product Reviews
Don’t be afraid to write about the bad, the good, and the just “ok” parts of the product. The truth is no product is perfect and people would rather buy something knowing what they are getting. This will minimize returns.
Next step is to log into your Amazon Affiliate account and get the link and an pictures of the product that are available. You want a good balance of pictures. You don’t want to many as this can be as bad as not enough.
Next, contribute an image of the product Now develops the important part adding your Affiliate link To contribute your affiliate connect First find a “Buy” button from Google images Then contribute it to your article
Once you have completed you post, included you links and pictures you are now ready to post you blog post to the world.
This Simple process outlined here is super easy and can be duplicated with any E-commerce site.
Now, you’re still not quite done. It is important to promote your post and there are a variety of ways this can be one, through you email list, you facebook page, PPC, and other methods of driving traffic.
One way that is effective is to have a number of 2.0 properties and syndicate your post to those.
The advantage to promoting products this is way is that it is a soft sell and people get value from you blog post and are able to make informed decisions on the product and if it is a good fit for them.