The exciting journey as an affiliate marketer begins now, there are few steps I have skipped to get here: for example-How to write an effective Content Writing in your blogs? In-depth Keyword Research and Blog Set up, that’s because, these steps can be taken care and can be updated as we go on with affiliate marketing business.
There are hundreds of affiliate programs available online, how to recognise the ones that you want to join? Here you have to rely on what the experts say. Besides this, you have to find the ones that sell your “Niche” product. You can find that out by visiting their websites for more information and their product list. But for now as a beginner, It is strongly recommended to join ClickBank,
because of the following features
- They have a wide range of products to choose from, that’s related to your “niche”
- Easy to use system, even a newbie can join instantly without waiting for an approval.
- It has a huge network of affiliates and a major player in affiliate network market.
- Digital Products – Downloadable Information
- Attractive commissions
You can register at ClickBank Signup Form which will guide you step by step. Once you are logged in as an affiliate, make sure you go through their Knowledge Base, get familiarised with their Market Place. It’s a great platform for a beginner.
All affiliate programs will provide you a link for each product. It all depends on where you put these links and how you put it, so the customer will see and find exactly what they want to buy and clicks on the link. This is how the affiliate networks recognise an affiliate’s sale to pay a commission. Placing your affiliate link is a crucial step which we will be explained clearly in another post.
In clickbank, the links are called Hop Link: the format is http://affiliateid.vendorid.hop.clickbank.net. You will learn more about their hop links when you start using them. You will come across a term called “Gravity” in the market place, To learn more click What is Click Bank Gravity?
Now lets see:
- Your have a domain to blog
- You have joined clickbank, an affiliate network
- You know your product, related to your niche
- You have studied your audience through Google Keyword Planner
Its time to start blogging keeping in my mind that your content should help your audience, not just enough content to target your sale, your blog needs to be full of information and helpful articles and empathise with the visitor and place the links at the right place.
Your audience will become your customer, if they have got what they were looking for, not only they will be satisfied with it , they will keep coming back to you for more and they will recommend it to others too. Now you have got your customer base, It’s that simple. NOT!. Now there are thousands of websites and blog sites doing the same as what you are trying to do or probably they have done it better. That should not discourage you in any way. Keep doing what you are doing and you will be one among them.
You have to take few more steps to take in order for your website to be recognised by the search engines and should attract potential customers, these steps are called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. One of the steps you have completed is the “Basic Keyword Search”, for now, this will suffice your needs to start writing your content, SEO techniques and methods will be explained in the later blogs.