Affiliate marketing is growing at an incredible rate. It is expected to be worth $5.97 Billion by the year 2019. All major brands use affiliate marketers to sell there products. Companies such as, Apple, Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot, Blue Apron, the list can go on and on, but you have the idea.
If a company or major brand isn’t using affiliate marketers to promote and sell their products, they will be very quickly.
Learning how to become an affiliate marketer is actually not so hard to do if you’re given the right directions along with the tools to become successful. To learn how to become successful with affiliate marketing you don’t need to spend a penny of your own money.
You Can Learn Affiliate Marketing For Free! Yes, you heard me right, FREE. If you’ve paid for products promising to teach you how to become an affiliate marketer, you wasted your money. The internet changes so quickly that any information that you have bought will become worthless very quickly.
Here is The Breakdown of What Affiliate Marketing is:
Step 1: Choose an interest, or a niche as it is called in the internet world. This can be absolutely anything at all that you have an interest in. Do you like sports, clothes, cooking, grilling, home decorating? You can honestly choose anything at all that sparks your interest, choosing something that interests you makes promoting products or services much simpler for you.
Step 2: You will be building a website/blog to promote products and/or services that are related to your niche. For example, if you decide that you want to build a website/blog promoting sports equipment, then you could have pages and blog posts related to particular sports and sell products related to each sport.
Step 3: Let’s say you decided to sell Lacrosse equipment. All you would do is compare different equipment related to Lacrosse. You would give potential buyers some insight as to what the best brands are along with prices for the products and you would have an affiliate link embedded into the wording.
You would be attracting the visitors by using keyword research so that you could find what potential customers are looking for. Then you will write a post or article related to that phrase being searched. The customer clicks your article title and comes to your page.
Step 4: When the customer clicks a product that you have reviewed on your webpage, they will be brought to the merchants webpage for the sale. Since the customer clicked your affiliate link, the sale credit will go to you. The company that is selling the actual merchandise will give you a percentage of the sale just for sending them to their website.
You don’t have to worry about carrying any products, packaging or tracking any sales. You’re job is finished as soon as you get the customer to the merchants website. You will get paid, usually monthly either by check, direct deposit or through Pay Pal. The merchants typically let you choose how you would like to be paid.
How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer:
To become an affiliate marketer you need to master a few things to be successful:
- How to build an attractive website that visitors will want to stay on.
- Make your website attractive to the search engines, such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. You will need to understand SEO, (search engine optimization), to do this properly.
- Know what your potential customers are searching for in your particular niche.
- Find answers to questions that your potential customers have about the products and services they are searching about.
- Finding great products and services to offer your customers on your website. Understanding how to apply for affiliate programs and choosing ones that will offer you the best service to your potential customers. You need to pay attention to the companies that you are affiliate marketing for so that you are honestly giving your customers the best information and services when they are sent to the merchants through your links.
This May Sound Overwhelming But It Truly Isn’t
if you are given all of the tools and instructions to do all of this plus so much more. I do want to say to you one more time that this is all available to you for free through Wealthy Affiliate University.
Wealthy Affiliate is an online community that focuses on making it’s members successful internet marketers. There is no catch to this at all, yes, there is a paid membership as well but you don’t need it to learn what affiliate marketing is and to start building your first website to promote affiliate products.
Are You Serious About Becoming an Affiliate Marketer?
If you are serious about becoming an affiliate marketer and would like to learn everything that you need to start then Wealthy Affiliate is for you. Here is what is available to you upon signing up for your Free WA membership.
With just this learning material alone you will be well on your way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer. This isn’t a bunch of old lessons and materials, these are updated as the internet world changes.
Upon signing up for your free membership you will see an “Activity Dashboard”, on your page in the upper left hand corner, like this:
All you need to do is click on the “Get Started Here”, the green button and you will have access to all of the lessons above, for free!
Here is What The Above Lessons Will Teach You:
Learn more about the Free Wealthy Affiliate Membership here. You will be on your way to becoming a home business owner the moment you join. If you have the ambition to learn something new then your opportunities will be endless!
I hope that this has helped you understand what affiliate marketing is all about and the steps you need to take to get started. This is a wonderful home business that just takes some work on your part along with the right tools and community of people to get you going in the right direction.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I will get back to you ASAP
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