Affiliate marketing certainly has the potential to drive sales and generate significant revenue. More than that, it is a highly cost-effective lead generation tactic where you pay solely for performance.
That’s why more brands are leveraging this performance-based marketing tactic more often.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
This is one of the most common questions we receive, and it’s actually quite simple:
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 5 step process for how to start affiliate marketing:
- You find a product you want to promote
- Do a search for the “product name” affiliate program. If it’s on Amazon, you can also promote it
- Sign up for their affiliate program
- You get a special link that allows the merchant to track the people who clicked your link
- If they buy the product, you get a commission.
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How To Do Affiliate Marketing The Right Way
1. Know your niche
You must have knowledge & interest in your niche. If you don’t have Interest, Please wait, Don’t select the niche. You might not able to create the quality content required for sales. Be clear about your interest and niche.
Once you are clear on your niche, Check if the niche is profitable. For that, You have to ask 3 questions.
- Are products available in your niche solving problems?
- Does the product have good reviews & ratings?
- Does other Affiliate marketers are making good money with this niche?
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2. Create a Method of selling
Which methods you are using to increase your affiliate sell? You have a double cross-check on this.
There are two methods,
- Are you writing features and expecting users to buy from your affiliate links?
- Are you solving the problem of your audience by providing a product as a solution?
You have to be very specific about this.
The 1st method will not earn you money every time, because features never sell. What sells is the solution to the problem.
To solve this problem, companies created products.
So in your content, focus on problem-solving. Add product affiliate links that solve their problem.