LESSON 14: AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate marketing is an internet business you can do to make money online. Unlike having your own product to promote which may take time and a lot of hard work, to become an affiliate gives you an opportunity to promote a person’s product or service in order to get a commission from its sale.
There are so many platforms that offer affiliate programs, Websites like Amazon, Never blue, Click bank and so on gives you the opportunity to promote products for a product owner and they pay you commission on every single sale made from your affiliate link.
There are ways you can start affiliate marketing with an affiliate offer successfully. In my own experience promoting a product that is in the category of your occupation, passion or niche is the most suitable product to promote.
Why is because you can be more comfortable promoting it and then you have at least an idea of what kind of product you are advertising…like for example, If you are passionate about blogging or writing or playing video games then promoting a product that has to do with blogging or writing or playing video games will be easy to talk about and advertise…but if you don’t have that kind of product then you can start promoting what is highly recommended.
There are ways you can start monetizing your website as an affiliate.
I will mention the two ways.
Having Banner Ads on your website:
This is when you have banners on all your webpages on your blog.
Just like having Google AdSense banners on your site.
Google AdSense is also an example of being an affiliate. You get commission for every click your visitors make on any banner Google has pasted on your site.
Your earnings are determined based on the amount of traffic you generate with how many clicks are made on the Ads.
So Google Ads won’t make you a lot of money at the beginning. Therefore you need to promote offers with higher commissions.
With this method you can use a plugin on your WordPress website called *Adrotate*
With AdRotate you can easily place advertising banners pretty much anywhere on your site while managing almost everything from the easy to use dashboard.
Its a free plugin.
The top trending products in the world, and they are:
- E books
- computer software
With all this options you can try any one of them to see if it suits you, if not then you can try others.
There are also services like online training and software professionals. After you have a product to promote then the next thing on your game plan is promoting it.
We have talked about the game plan. First have a website where people can constantly go to and consume content created by you. If they love your content then they come back.
This means you now have an online platform and also the platform is generating consistent traffic.
Since these two things are in place then you can start promoting products that can be of greater value to your audience.
Your final reward is commissions.
Other types of affiliate promotion that are great for affiliate are
- e commerce products
- health products
You should keep in mind to always promote products that relate to your niche or Website.
Because it gives your visitors the opportunity to give those offers a try. So you get better conversions doing this.
This is when you direct people to your affiliate product with a link.
This doesn’t requires banners so it means you need to explain what the product is about and what is the offer.
Then you add your affiliate link.
A lot of bloggers do product reviews on the product their are promoting on their add their affiliate links into review post.
This means for this method to work you need to review your affiliate promotion and explain everything about the product. The ups and downs of the product, what to expect and how it can benefit your customers.
You can composed a very good product review if you do your research very well on the product. Or better still try use the product yourself.
And other way to direct link your affiliate offers is through email marketing.
This method I usually use and its quit effective. You simple explained. About the offer in an email and send it to all your email subscribers.
Since your blog generate leads/subscribers to your email list then you can promote your affiliate offers through email. You add your affiliate Link and your subscribers can access the product and buy.
Now that you can understand the way to use be an affiliate with your website, let’s now move into how to become an affiliate and sign up for and affiliate program so that you can promote things on your website.
By now you all know what Affiliate market is.
GETTING STARTED ON AFFILIATE MARKETING.
The very first step is
1. Join an affiliate network
This is very important because you need to know affiliate networks that have good commission payouts and its possible to get your earnings.
Here are the list of affiliate networks you can sign up. They have great commission pay outs and they pay through paypal or payoneer…
Other types of affiliates are CPA (cost per action) networks
CPA is also part of affiliate marketing where you get paid for certain actions your visitors take on an offer. So instead of getting paid per sale of a product you get paid when someone sign up on an offer or download an app or complete a survey etc.
- Max bounty
- CPA lead
Check out the list of best CPA networks here
Once you have sign up for an affiliate network, the step is to find affiliate offers you can start promoting.
The best offers you should promote are offers that are related to your niche.
This way you can get your website visitors to be interested in such offers on your website.
Therefore if you are in the health niche you can promote products that relate to the health niche.
Some affiliate networks provide you with all the tools you need to promote on your website e.g banners and affiliate links.
All you need to do is copy them and use them on your website.
How many of you guys are ready to Get a click bank and CPA account.
And they will pay when you have earned the money. Some have said they didn’t get paid due to one reason or the other.
HOW CREATE A CPA ACCOUNT WITH CPALEAD.COM
step 1: go to CPAlead.com and sign with your gmail or Facebook very simple.
Step 2: make sure you sign in as an advertiser.
Step 4: once you are done with the registration, you will get your own dashboard.
You will see the top affiliated products. You can search for your products in your niche using the search tab.
Once you found a product with a good EPC ( earnings per click) or EPL (earning per lead)
This can vary from $0.50 to $3 and even higher commissions like $50 or $100 per lead.
You can look through products that pay good commission and copy its affiliate link and banners for your website..
If you need guides on how to open a Clickbank account here in Nigeria then get the C.E.O online Guide and you will get the Clickbank setup manual Free of charge as a bonus.
You can get Google AdSense approval within a week or two
So there your website will have banner Ads on every page on your website…
Other banner Ads on your website can be added with the plugin i mentioned earlier.
Most affiliated networks provide you will banners that you can add to your Website.
And important note on banners is that; your banners should always contain your affiliate Link.
If you are looking for softwares that embed affiliate links into banners then try>> https://www.osustuff.org/banne
You can also check here>> https://www.google.com.ng/amp/
For banner examples and styles.
Thanks for reading all through if you have any question please drop your comments on the comment section below. see you in the next lesson.