Heyyyy What’s up, Rohit Lohia here, back with another very exciting informative article. So today we are going to talk about Affiliate Marketing. Have you ever heard of this term? i bet you already have.
But most of the newbie bloggers don’t know about Affiliate Marketing and how it works. So this is a comprehensive guide to help you guys understanding the business model of Affiliate Marketing and how you can actually start making money using Affiliate Marketing.
100k $ from Affiliate Marketing? Is it True?
Yes it is true, many big blogs that generates a huge amount of traffic are able to generate 100k $ per month and even more just from Affiliate Marketing alone.
There are tons of blogs that are able to cross 100k mark, you can find many of them on Pinterest where they are actually sharing there income reports.
Can You Also Make Money From Affiliate Marketing?
Of course, you can, I promise you, if you read this article till the end, I will be sharing my personal methods from which you can easily generate at least 1000$ per month from Affiliate marketing as a complete beginner.
Of course, you can’t make 100k $ in your initial days of Affiliate Marketing, it takes time.
But first thing first, what is Affiliate Marketing?
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
I will keep it simple for you guys, Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting products of third parties (Like Amazon, eBay, and many more) and getting paid for every sale that you made in a form of commission.
The beauty of Affiliate Marketing is that you don’t have to produce a product you just have to promote someone else’s products and they will pay you for every sale that is made by your Unique Affiliate Link (We will talk about it later in this post).
How Affiliate Marketing Works?
Affiliate Marketing works in a really simple way, you just have to share your Affiliate link of the product, course, service that you want to promote and you will earn some handsome money for every sale.
To make things simple and easy to understand, i have created this graphic for you explaining how affiliate marketing works.
You have recommended a product to your audience to help them and your audience buys it, so it’s a win-win situation. everybody is going to be happy.
The original product owner got a sale for their product, your audience got a right product for the,mselves due to your recommendation and you got some money as commission.
Just think about it, if you are a Youtuber or a Blogger, many times you must be recommending a product to your audience based on your niche, so why not earn some extra money from it?
Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing As A Complete Beginner
Now after knowing about Affiliate Marketing, you must be getting curious about how to start affiliate marketing as a complete beginner? Right?
Don’t worry, i will guide you step by step about how you can start making good money with affiliate marketing, also i will be sharing you some of my personal methods to promote affiliate products.
Find Your Niche
This is a really important step if you want to make affiliate marketing as a long term business for yourself. You should select a niche where you want to work.
Just think about it, if you are running a blog based on musical instruments and you start promoting some weight loss products over there, does this makes any sense? NO!!.
You will end up confusing your own audience, and as a result you will not be able to gain there trust and end up making nothing.
To make affiliate marketing work out you should win the trust of your audience, you should show some expertise in a particular niche by providing them good quality content.
Now again imagine that you own a fitness blog, and you are providing great content to your audience on regular. Now, This time if you recommend them some fitness related program, they will happily buy them from your referral.
So you should know your niche very well. You can read my step by step guide on How To Select A Niche That Will Earn You A Lot Of Money.
Find Products To Promote In Your Niche
Now if you have finalised your blog niche or topic then you have to find out relevant products to promote.
This step is crucial because if you start promoting a wrong product you will loose your audience trust and your affiliate marketing business is not going to survive for a long time.
You should not focus on the commission percentage of a product, but you should focus on the quality of the product, the product you are promoting should add some value to your audience, it should solve their problem.
Before selecting a product, you have to analyze your audience, Who are your readers? What are there interests? How can you solve their problems?
Once you have alayzed your audeince needs then you can choose the products based on the analysis.
An Affiliate Product can be anything like, a physical product, online courses, online tools, services, etc. Just keep in mind that the product you are promoting should be relevant to your audience.
Where To Find Affiliate Products To Promote?
Once you have decided your products then the next step is to find their affiliate programs and join them.
The easiest way to find a product affiliate program is to type in Google the company’s name followed by the term “affiliate network”. If the company has an affiliate program than their page will pop up and you can easily signup for their affiliate program.
Some companies do have their own affiliate programs while other’s are a part of affiliate network.
What Is An Affiliate Network?
An Affiliate network is a company that provides you a collection of Affiliate Programs from different companies. It acts as a middle man between you and the brand.
The good thing about an affiliate network is that you will find most of the affiliate programs at one place, you don’t have to sign up for them again and again.
Affiliate networks works with lot’s of brands whose affiliate programs you can join and start promoting.
Some Affiliate Networks like ClickBank allows you to promote all the products just after signing up but few other affiliate networks require approval from every brand that you want to promote.
Best Affiliate Networks To Join For Beginners
Here i am going to provide you a list of affiliate programs that you can join as a complete beginner.
How To Get Accepted To Affiliate Networks And Programs
Here i am sharing you some of the best tips for getting accepted in affiliate programs and networks.
- Create A Self-hosted Blog: Having a self-hosted blog increase your chances of getting accepted as an affiliate in various affiliate programs. It looks very professional by having a self-hosted blog. You can start your self hosted blog with just 3.95$ per month.
- Having A Custom Domain Name: It will look very professional if you have your own brand name with a custom extension like .Com, .Net, etc.
- Having Some Good Quality Content On Your Blog: Publish some good quality content before applying for any affiliate networks.
How To Start Promoting Affiliates Products And Start Earning Money
Now, this is the question that most beginners asked, how to promote affiliate products and services and start making money. Well, there are multiple ways to promote affiliate products but I am going to tell you the best ones and that I personally use.
1. Promote On Your Blog
This is the best and the passive way for generating affiliate commissions. Yes, you have heard me right, if you have a blog then you can easily promote your affiliate products on your blog.
BLOG = MONEY 💲🤑
The best thing about earning from Affiliate Marketing is you don’t need to have thousands of traffic, you can even start earning money with very less amount of traffic.
Just put some good quality content and add your affiliate links inside them, make sure the affiliate products that you are promoting must be relevant to your niche.
You can also publish, Tutorials, Comparisons and reviews on your blog, if your readers will find them helpful, they will definitely gonna purchase from your link.
This is another best way to promote your affiliate products. If you run a youttube channels in niches like beauty, fitness, marketing, etc then many time you usually recommend a some products to your audiences right?
Then why not earn some money from it? you can simply add the affiliate link of the product that you are promoting and ask your audience to buy it from there. You can easily generate a good passive income just by recommending products in your YouTube videos.
You must have already seen people doing this kind of thing on YouTube, they just add affiliates links to all the equipment they use like camera, tripod, microphone, etc. So why do they do that, because they generates affiliate commission.
3. Social Media & Forums
You can also promote affiliate products directly using your social media like Instagram and Facebook. Instagram is ine of the most popular platform that most of the people use to promote affiliate products.
You can create a niche based Instagram page for eg. you can create a fitness page, motivation page, marketing page, business page, food related page, etc. Once you gain few followers then you can start promoting your affiliate links from your instagram bio.
Instagram bio is the only place where you can share clickable links to your audience. You can also share in your story swipe up but it needs 10k followers to enable your swipe story feature.
You can also use forums like Quora, where people generally ask questions. you can find relevant questions from there and start answering them, provide them some value and if there is a need of any product and service then do mention there wqith your affiliate link.
People from all over the world will read your answers and purchase products using your affiliate link and you will generate commissions.
There is no limit to answer on Quora, you can answer as many questions on daily basis just make sure that you don;t spam and provide some value before putting your affiliate links.
Final Thoughts On Affiliate Marketing
This is all about Affiliate Marketing and how you can actually make money from it. It is quite simple to get started but the main challange is to make money from it.
But if you follow my strategies and implement them, then i am sure you will be able to generate a good income just from affiliate marketing alone.
Just take care of your readers, only recommend relevant and good quality products to them. Don’t break their trust just to earn few dollars.
If you have any doubt don’t forget to comment down below, i’ll be happy to help you.