Affiliate Programs for Beginners


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,

ClickBank
ClickBank – Best Affiliate Network for a beginner

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.

Affiliate Program to help people
Affiliate Program to help people

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.

 

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Affiliate’s Basic Foundation Set Up


If you have decided to become an affiliate, great, the journey begins. I am with you and so are thousands of websites telling you on all the steps you should be taking to be a successful and smart affiliate marketer.  Just go ahead and google it and then come back and read my blog.

Yes, there are heaps of information about affiliate marketing. Wait, don’t get excited and start browsing all the sites. Because you will lose focus on what you actually want to do and go in all different directions. It happened to me and I have joined many sites and have lost lot of valuable time and track. So slow down and if you follow my steps, then you are in it for the long run.

First understand your role as an affiliate marketer. You are going to recommend a product based on your in depth analysis or by experience to a customer who is interested in your opinions. Here you should be very transparent and try to help the customer instead if you push the product, without the knowledge of the product, blinded by the commission you will earn, then that’s the last time you are going to see that customer and they will never trust you again. So basically you need create that trust and confidence of your visitors who are going to be your prospect customers, and that’s going to take sometime.

Once the role is clear, you need to create a website. nicheYou can create here in wordpress or blogger for that you need to decide on your “Niche”. (You will hear this a lot as an affiliate) Niche means a topic that you are interested in or its your passion. Now having an interest or passion that people may not be interested or not keen about it, is of no use, so you need to decide a niche that people are looking for and at the same you are also interested to talk about it and want to experience yourself. How to find that out? Well! you need do some good old brainstorming session or using keyword research in google and come up with your niche. Now you will hear another term SEO (Search Engine Optimization), its a process used to list the websites based on the keyword, by using right strategy on your niche, your website will get listed during a search process.

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The Power of an affiliate


It’s not very often, I jump in to be part of something. I am very cautious about my time and money. When it came to looking for a job online, it was a huge challenge and time-consuming just to see what was happening whilst I was busy getting married and having a baby.

When I was looking at the information at google pages and ads, I was dazed and confused. As I was browsing through night after night, months went by and I was frustrated, and I started to think that all the people who made money online must be experts to sell their skills. Internet is not the place for a common novice home maker like me. I should get back to good old manual labour. Yet I kept looking that there’s something out there for me.

Gradually, I started to look at things differently. All of  a sudden, the term Affiliate Marketing started to reveal itself slowly and , when I went deep and completely learnt the job of an affiliate marketer. I decided to become one. Come to think of it, Affiliate Marketing has been there forever in other forms without internet.  Affiliate Marketing has become a very powerful method now and even smaller companies have started to adapt.

The Power of an Affiliate
The Power of an Affiliate

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