In my article, top 5 easy ways of earning money, I mentioned make money with affiliate marketing is one of the most popular means of online passive income.
Even you can earn 6 figure amount.
Although, Many people know it but have not a complete idea.
If anyone gets proper instruction then he/she can start affiliate marketing. This is not a hard job but needs to keep your patience. Affiliation is a relation between selling and commission.
Do you know why it is most popular than other business?
Because, in the affiliate marketing, no need own product, no need storage of items, no need shipping, and no customer support.
If you are thinking of building an online career online, then you will read up to the end of this post. Hopefully, you get a good idea.
In this article, I will share the basics of affiliate marketing and all the details you need to know in order to understand how to make money with affiliate marketing and how does it works.
- 1 What is Affiliate Marketing?
- 2 What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?
- 3 How to Start Affiliate Marketing?
- 4 How to Do Keyword Research To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?
- 5 How to Write Content for Affiliate Marketing?
- 6 What is The Best Affiliate Programs To Make Money?
- 7 Why do Affiliate Marketers Fail?
- 8 How to Increase Affiliate Sales?
- 9 Conclusion
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest forms of effective and productive marketing technique in which you refer any product to someone on online and when that person buys the product, you receive a commission, based on the recommendation.
Simply, it is a branch of marketing that allows website owners to make money online by entering advertising on their sites.
Affiliation also a cooperative effort between a merchant and one or more affiliates. The merchant rewards the commission when brings a visitor to his website and sells the merchant’s product or service.
Affiliate marketing is a system that usually consists of four distinct elements: the publisher (affiliate), the advertiser (merchant), the consumer and the network.
The advertiser, also known as a merchant or retailer, is an individual or business that sells a product or service.
The editor, also known as the marketer who promotes products and services. The publisher makes a partnership with the advertiser to promote the goods and services.
The editor uses ads, links and creates marketing campaigns to find buyers for the advertiser’s products and services.
For each product sold, the advertiser gives a commission to the publisher.
The consumer, you all know him. It’s you and me. And affiliate link place to the word consumer to make a sell.
The network, also known as a program or platform, acts as an intermediary between the advertiser and the publisher.
The network makes it easier for the publisher to find and participate in an affiliate marketing program.
It also makes it possible to reach a larger number of advertisers and publishers.
Some networks have membership fees while others take a share of the advertiser’s profits when a sale is made.
What are the Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?
Easy to Manage
When a system is automated (for example an affiliation network), the labor cost is significantly reduced.
At the same time, in traditional businesses you need to hire and manage employees which required a lot of resources, time and money.
Low Financial Risk
In affiliate marketing has no any financial risk or low risk, rather in traditional business you need millions of dollars for business.
Multiple Sources of Income
It has a possibility of additional income for a user who has computer knowledge.
If you have some free time, you could advertise products and services in online and increase your income by receiving a commission for your sales.
Registering your product in an affiliate program can be an economical solution by advertising and selling your product.
If you have an attractive product, marketers will work for you.
How to Start Affiliate Marketing?
From the beginning of the affiliate marketing, many newbies are asking this question,
how to start affiliate marketing?
This paragraph is for them.
Firstly, you have to create a website. And then try to find best niche or keyword for your website by keyword research. You must have to choose the best affiliate product that you can easily sell.
Secondly, present your product well through your website. During writing any review for your product, you should be very careful about your writing. If you are not well in writing then you can hire a professional content writer.
Remember, your selling depends on your presentation.
Thirdly, optimize your articles for a good SEO.
I have already described this in my article How to Improve SEO.
Finally, Publish your article and start off page SEO or marketing to get better sell.
How to Do Keyword Research To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?
Keyword research for affiliate marketing means is the selection of topic of your website.
This is the most important part of affiliate marketing.
To do keyword research, remember some rules.
☞ Monthly Search Volume should be 700 to 1500 or less than 1500.
☞ Average DA (Domain Authority) 30,
☞ Average PA (Page Authority) average 20,
☞ Backlink count less than 100.
Let’s have a look at how to do it.
Secondly, install Keyword Everywhere to know Monthly search volume.
Thirdly, go to Amazon to find the best product.
Now select a product category from the Amazon search (Need to check every category until you find the best keyword).
I select “Home & Kitchen”.
Then click on search.
Now find your subcategory.
Select “Home Decor”.
Now you will find some products.
Select a product or niche/keyword and copy the name.
Select “Wall Art”.
Fourthly, go to Google and search for the product.
But follow my below formula.
Best + Niche
Niche + Review
Niche + To Buy
Niche + Buy Now
This is the way to find buying keyword (a keyword which is used to buy something from online).
best wall art, wall art review, wall art to buy, wall art buy now etc.
Fifthly, make an excel sheet.
Column headline should be Keyword, Search volume, Average PA, Average DA and Backlink count.
Sixthly, choose minimum 10 niches and search on Google using my above formula.
Say, my niche is Best Wall Art. Its monthly search volume is 720 so I can select this niche.
But if this niche follows my criterion only then I can finalize this keyword.
Otherwise, we need to choose another keyword.
Finally, search on Google (Best wall art).
Now copy first ten URL form the Google page and check every URS’s PA, DA, and Number of Backlinks.
Keyword: Best Wall Art
Top 10 DA: 33, 30, 29, 27, 28, 20, 22, 36, 25, 20 = Average 27.
Top 10 PA: 20, 19, 16, 19, 14, 22, 15, 18, 15, 23 = Average 18.
Top 10 Backlink: 120, 90, 80, 99, 96, 97, 98, 95, 97, 100 = Average 97.2.
That means above research have met my all criteria so we can finalize this niche/keyword.
How to Write Content for Affiliate Marketing?
Content writing instruction is the same as like any blog.
But your article should be shorter than a blog post.
Because most of the readers do not want to read a long article.
To write an article you can follow mine below instructions.
Magnificent Title and Headlines
A title must be more attractive and much catchier.
As if a visitor gets the motivation to be engaged with your content.
More engagement means the possibility of more sale.
An introduction should be attractive too, as people get interested to read your full article.
Worthy Body Paragraph
You shouldn’t forget the term and condition of ‘affiliate program’.
The affiliate doesn’t mean selling goods and services only, rather helping the community people to select the right product.
See mine below some tips about body paragraph.
- Keep your body paragraphs brief and transparent in a statement of your topic.
- Do not provide a complete solution within your explanation without taking physical action.
- Explain your topic with bullet points.
- Include practically oriented, authentic and useful information.
- Try to provide value in your explanation.
- Spice up the statement with rich information in short paragraphs.
- Optimize the body content with at least two main keywords and 6 long tail keywords
Valued Summary or Conclusion
Remember, most of the readers have no enough time to read your full article. They always try to find a short summary.
For those readers, you need to write a valued summary to make them understand better.
Affiliate Links Placement
You need to place an affiliate link in the reasonable epic points where have a chance to get a click.
What is The Best Affiliate Programs To Make Money?
There are many affiliate programs nowadays.
Among them, I am going to describe only five. I think this is good enough for you.
Formerly it was Buy.com now it is Rakuten.com.
It has about 90,000 products form 38,500 shop owners.
Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales.
ClickBank’s focus is digital information product.
Its age is about 17 year.
It has a vast library with about 6 million unique products.
Amazon is an American company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States.
The network of affiliate is called Amazon Associates.
It has over a million product to advertise to your customers.
Most of the people do not eBay has affiliate network.
It gives attractive seasonal discounts on different items throughout the year.
It has over a million of products.
So you can easily choose your favorite category for sale.
CJ Affiliate by Conversant
Formerly Commission Junction.
Mainly CJ programs act as the intermediary between merchant who provides product and affiliate who marketing the product.
It has about three thousand merchant partners offering millions of product.
Why do Affiliate Marketers Fail?
A research on affiliate marketer shows,
about 95% of newbies fail to make money with affiliate marketing.
It has some reasons for this failure which I am going to tell you.
Want Quick Money
Most of the newbies have no enough patience about online earning.
They want to make quick money.
They do not want to realize there is no any short way to make money from online.
Affiliate marketing is the true business where people can earn thousand dollars per month easily.
But patience is the top secret of this success.
Do Not Do Proper Keyword Research
Before starting affiliate marketing, keyword research is the heart we know.
Without doing proper research it is not possible to get a clear concept about competitors.
Most of the newbies spend less time on keyword research.
As a result, they cannot rank on Google.
Finally, they fail.
Improper product Selection
Product selection is another fact.
All product is not sold online.
Some are like to buy physically.
Most of the marketers cannot select proper product for affiliate marketing.
Resulting they do not get sold and finally leave their job.
Go For Selling not for Helping
Newbies always think affiliate marketing is the product selling only.
But they do not know it is the way of helping people by providing correct information to the customer.
After seeing your information, if the customer gets interested then they buy the product.
A content is the always king to make money with affiliate marketing.
Your selling fully depends on your content.
Before writing any content, you have to gather more knowledge about your product and customer.
Or you can hire any professional content writer.
Any poor content can not make sell for yours.
How to Increase Affiliate Sales?
Build Trust First
Trust, Credibility, and Reliability are the critical ingredients of selling.
If you can make a trusted environment then your sell will be automatically increased.
Make your blog or content crystal clear to your visitor to gain their trusts.
Build your Email List
Build a strong customer’s email list.
Send them a mail for your new product.
List building and email marketing is another critical ingredient for affiliate marketing.
Create Reliable Online Reviews
Your website’s content should be honest, reliable and useful.
Af if people can really trust you.
Create Tutorial Articles
Some people like to watch a tutorial.
So you can make a tutorial articles for your product by including tutorial video.
You can start a campaign for your blog content.
By this way, you can get your targeted buyer.
Facebook boost is another way to get more sale.
During boosting you can select a country, age, gender etc.
To get targeted buyer Facebook boost would be the better platform.
Make money from affiliate marketing is a very easy task.
It would be your career.
Just follow the proper rules and regulation and earn money really.
My short note is given below,
- Start keyword research and find your best niche
- Make a website.
- Write perfect content and insert affiliate link.
- Start off page SEO.
- And make money with affiliate marketing.