How To Make Money With Affiliate Programs
One of the easiest ways to get started online is through affiliate marketing because you don’t need to sell your own product or service. Literally all you have to do is sell someone else’s product or service and you make a commission.
Basically there are 3 steps to affiliate marketing:
The first step is to find the product or service that you want to promote.
The second step is to make sure that your offer is in front of a lot of people.
The third step is to build a list of the people who you show the product/service to regardless of whether they end up buying it.
So where do you find the product or service you want to promote? One of the most popular sites that you can use is ClickBank and it is also very quick and easy to get started. You can register for free and then go into the MarketPlace section. This is where you can search by category or keywords for products to promote.
It is recommended that you sort your choice by “gravity” which is not the only important factor but it is a very good indicator if you are just starting out. Later on you can get into a lot more complicated analysis of the “right” products to promote. When you find a product that you would like to promote just click on hoplink, enter your ClickBank Nickname and you will be provided with your affiliate link ready to promote.
Now that you have chosen your product/service to promote, you have come to the key of how to make money with affiliate programs, and that is getting traffic to your affiliate link.
There are many ways you can do this, such as writing articles and distributing them to the article directories to market your products, but make sure that you concentrate on those directories that have a high page rank and allow affiliate links.
Pay-per-click (PPC) is another option, although you need to read the affiliate program’s rules before you try this. This is because some affiliate companies do not allow the use of their name in PPC ads. You also need to familiarize yourself with PPC first otherwise you could lose money easily by bidding on the wrong keywords.
One of the easiest and most popular ways to make money with affiliate marketing is to place links on blogs.
Once you get the hang of the first two steps you can move onto the third step, which is a little more complicated and involves building your list. You will want to make sure that you get the contact information of the people who show some interest in your product. Whilst they might not buy your product now you will want to keep in contact with them so that you can follow-up and they may end up purchasing either this product or something else you sell later on.
To do this you will need an auto responder and you will need to create your own squeeze page which contains a contact form. Then you advertise this squeeze page and once someone fills in their contact information you direct them to your affiliate link.
Your auto responder will store the email addresses of your contacts, which gives you the opportunity to send follow-up emails and build a relationship with them, as well as offering other products to them.
These are 3 steps on how to make money with affiliate programs, but it is recommended to not depend too heavily on one product or one site.
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