So, you decided to start an online business and were wondering what is the best way to make money with affiliate marketing?
All you need is a simple strategy to get your business rolling.
Some people try to over complicate the whole process.
Keep it simple and be smart about it. You won't make money very quick like some people might have you to believe.
Just like you cannot walk into a Karate studio and think you are going to become a black belt over night.
Be real. It works the same way in any type of business.
You have to practice and learn before you are going to earn anything.
I'm going to break it down in the simplest form and if you follow these steps you should have success as long as you do not become a quitter.
You cannot win a race if you quit. Works the same way in business.
The best way to make money money with affiliate marketing is to have a strategy that works. Keep it simple and do not over complicate the matter.
All you need to do is follow these 7 steps to earn yourself some cash on the internet using affiliate marketing.
Yes, it looks complicated but we have blogged about each one of these steps to give you a better understanding about what all is involved.
By the way, you are going to need to study a little and do some research to be effective in each area.
It's part of starting a business if you want to have success.
It seems that choosing a niche is where most beginners get stuck. Some people say start with something that you enjoy or have experience at.
That is fine but you could start with anything that you want to learn.
You'll become an expert along the way as you build your business.
What do we mean by a specific niche.
Let's say we wanted to start a website about coffee. That would be too broad of a subject.
But if you broke it down further you might come up with a site about the 10 best coffee pots or the best coffee to drink.
Here is another one.
Men's shoes would be another broad niche.
What type of shoes do you want to promote? Running shoes, hiking boots, cowboy boots, outdoor shoes, or formal shoes.
Which ever one you pick would provide you with a more specific niche or what they call a micro niche.
One more example of a specific niche.
Lets say we wanted to have a golf website.
You already know that it's to wide open. Now if you broke it down even further you might come up with something like golf balls.
You might even brake it down further and turn it into a more focused micro niche by using a specific brand or maybe what golf balls a certain player uses (golf balls that Tiger Woods uses).
Are you getting the hang of it?
Being more specific helps you reach a more targeted audience.
In addition, it will help your site have more authority as time goes on. You'll also become an expert in that micro niche.
There are many website builders on the market but we prefer to use WordPress as our blogging platform.
Most of the top bloggers in the world use WordPress. Some where around one third of all websites are built using the content management system.
All you need to do is find the fastest WordPress hosting to start building yourself a website.
WordPress offers many flexible options when it comes to site design.
Why do you want to use the fastest hosting provider?
So you do not lose any visitors. You can lose up to 40% of your visitors if you have a website that loads slower than 3 seconds.
The next thing that you will need to do is choose a WordPress theme to design your site.There are paid themes and free ones available.
We started with a free theme and then up graded to the best paid theme that provides you more flexibility.
It's called Thrive Themes. You will really like it. But if your cash is a little tight, stick with a free theme until you can invest in one.
There are over 3000 free WordPress themes that you could choose from. We recommend a good coded theme and one that loads up really fast. Here are our top 3 choices.
One thing about WordPress is it has been tested, been around for a very long time, stays updated, and is an excellent product.
Before you start writing all of your great content for your audience you should learn basic search engine optimization (SEO) if you really want to earn money online.
Why learn SEO?
You want the user that visits your site and reads your blog posts to have a good user experience first off. Would they recommend it to others.
So you need to learn how to organize your blog posts and structure them properly. Plus you want to get the best search ranking as possible.
You want the search engines to pick up your content so you have an opportunity to get your website found. If no one can find you then you will not get any traffic (people coming to your site).
You'll want to learn about keywords, structuring a blog post, titles, headlines, meta descriptions, and even images.
You may want to consider using a keyword research tool because it will save you a ton of time and help you find low competition phrases.
You can find all of that info here on my site for free.
Do you know what Wealthy Affiliate is about? They have training for affiliate marketers, beginners, and entrepreneurs that want success.
It takes time for Google and the other search engines to give you any kind of authority. So don't expect results right off the bat.
But keep producing content because you will get a break through as long as you follow the best practices of search engine optimization.
Your next step is to create niche specific content. You need a content marketing strategy that flows and provides value to your audience.
So what do you mean by creating niche specific content?
Take the example we used earlier. You wanted to have a website about the 10 best coffee pots.
This gives to the ability to have one main sales page. For example, the 10 best coffee pots.
You can blog about many different things.
Just think of the who, why, where, when, what, and how.
Example of things you could blog about.
That's all you got to do to come up with articles to write about for your blog or website that relate to your specific niche.
You probably could come up with 500 ideas to write about by just asking questions about coffee or the coffee pots.
The great thing is that would be easy to update these articles every year. Try to keep the year out of the title just add it in the meta description.
Asking questions are a good way to title your post also. People want answers to specific questions. That is how you provide value to the folks that follow you or your audience.
You can also find questions on a sight like Quora that your audience may be looking for or even join a few Facebook groups.
Did that help you with ideas on how to create specific niche content?
Let me know in the comment section down below.
There are so many email service providers on the market that it will make your head swim.
Why do you need an email service provider?
Have you ever heard the money is in the list?
Well, it's true. This is where you can build that trust factor with the people that are serious and like your content a whole lot faster.
Here is how we choose our email service provider.
We wanted to know which email company had the best open rates.
Because you want people to read your emails, wouldn't you agree? You do not want your emails going into someones spam folder.
That is why we chose AWeber. It was a simple decision.
Some people try and save a few pennies.
But when it comes to final results we want the best we can get. If that service can help you produce more affiliate sales wouldn't you take it?
It's like buying a cheap pair of shoes that wear out after just a couple of months. You have to go back and buy another pair.
Not counting all the aching feet problems you might of had. The same applies when it comes to email service and even website hosting.
Why would you pay for a slow loading website? You could lose a bunch of future customers. So get the best email and WordPress hosting.
Check out the affiliate marketing resources we use so you can be more efficient with your marketing efforts.
We already learned our lessons but it's on you.
Another thing that you will need to learn is how to write effective emails. A good training course could double your profits.
The easiest way to find an affiliate program is to use the vast amount of affiliate marketing networks that are online.
You can promote name brand items to items you may have never heard of. When you first start you may want to stick with the more popular brands (your audience will trust them more).
Before you run out there and start applying for affiliate programs you need to have a solid foundation of content.
How much content is a solid foundation?
It will depend. Probably around 25-32 blog posts.
Why apply to an affiliate program if your not getting any traffic? Some affiliate programs will cancel you if you do not make any sales in a 2 or 3 months.
So get traffic coming to your site and write the best content that you can to offer value for your audience.
Also some companies will not even approve you for their program unless you have solid specific niche content.
Here is a list of affiliate marketing networks that you can find companies that you want to apply for once your site is ready.
Those will get you started and there are many other you will find.
Remember, before you apply make sure you have a solid foundation of content and a little traffic starting to come to your website.
Once you get approved add affiliate links where appropriate. Like your sales page. Don't put links on every blog post. Link them to your sales page.
Like the 10 best coffee pots that we talked about earlier.
Don't become a spammy website.
It's time to kick your blog into high gear. Your next plan of attack should be to start writing reviews.
Writing quality content and putting out honest reviews so your audience can make an educated decision to buy the merchandise.
You've got a solid foundation of content already on your site and now it's time to concentrate on your affiliate products that you are going to promote.
Write up a good sales page for your products. You can refer everyone to that page when you write you're blog post.
That way you do not have a bunch of affiliate links in all of your posts.
You may even want to include your sales page in your menu.
It's time to start writing those reviews and providing your audience with some more awesome content. You'll want to be consistent.
Back to the coffee pot niche.
You could write a separate review for each coffee pot that you can find. All it takes is a little research and some smart work.
Do you want to learn more about how to pick a niche, affiliate marketing, writing quality content, SEO, and strategies that work?
Go check out my WA review and you'll get the hook up. 10 free affiliate marketing training lessons to provide you with a better understanding.
Your main sales page needs to be your best work. Plus keep it updated as time goes along. Especially when stuff like new models come out.
It doesn't matter what niche your in as long as you follow the steps we outlined in this article you will be good to go.
But you are going to need to keep producing content. You want that authority from the search engines to get a better ranking score.
The more great content that offers value to your audience the better chance you have at making money with affiliate marketing.
You need a simple strategy. We are providing you with our 7 step strategy on how to make money with affiliate marketing.
It will require you to learn some new skills and you are going to have to put in the hard work.
It's not one of those glorious overnight get rich schemes that you see people promoting (most are full of you know what).
You just need to be patient and have a game plan. It's easy to set everything up once you have an understanding of these 7 steps.
After you have accomplished the 7 steps that we have spoke about keep producing content for your audience. You site will need time to gain authority before you start seeing results.
You'll have to click on the article to find out what the answer is.
You could always add another traffic source. The next best traffic source would be for you to start producing videos in the same niche you have chose.
In addition, start getting involved with one social media network. Pick the one that your audience would hang out at.
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