Affiliate Marketing, FREE for beginners
It is interesting to see how many of us have got no clue about what ‘affiliate marketing’ is, yet most of us are shopping online by clicking on affiliate links.
The most recent and interesting example happened to my very own self only a couple of days ago:
I went to see my General Practitioner (GP) for a routine check up. As recently being on a high dose of affiliate marketing, I was desperate to pour out my wisdom of affiliate marketing to anyone and everyone. I was even tempted to convert people I was meeting in the lifts, or colleagues at the reception of a health centre, with whom it would have been very strange to talk about this out of the blue, this was one of the reasons which refrained me from pouring out my excitement, as well as being labelled as ‘nerdy’ (which I think I am, but no one else needs to know that, apart from myself and yourself)!
Anyway, I went to see my GP, who coincidentally happens to be an extremely friendly doctor, and him knowing that I also work in the same field as him, he sometimes even asks ‘ME’, what should he be recommending me in terms of medication! it was very nice and ‘friendly’ of him, but out of friendliness he, I think (in my opinion) forgets that he is the GP not me! Anyway on this occasion, you can imagine what might have happened? OK, I’ll let you visualize, while I explain….
To be honest I was more interested to share ‘our’ (he knows my hubby too) venture of online marketing than getting the routine check up done. As I was telling him, he got more and more excited (as if, it was his own business)! I told him what kind of stuff we were doing, e.g. building a website, writing contents, blogs, reviews etc. He continued listening to me, with full interest and after ten minutes of my ‘hyper active speech’ of affiliate marketing, he interrupted me with the following question…
“Is affiliate marketing something to do with mindset and motivation?” because he is very aware that I have personal interests in these areas. At this very moment I felt I must have been talking in a different language in excitement and I didn’t realise that he hasn’t understood me.
Anyway, after this experience with my GP, it helped me think and I put myself in the GPs shoes (only imagined) that how many other business terms out there do I really know about? If they don’t concern me, would I really be learning about them? My honest answer would be NO! The only time that I’ll actually be looking into something, is, if I have a personal interest or benefit.
I can honestly admit, that I never knew about affiliate marketing until my burning desire to change my lifestyle really encouraged me from within, and hit the Google search engine of “how to make money online”, the rest is history.
So Let’s get into the actual purpose of this article, which is ‘What is Affiliate Marketing’?
Affiliate Marketing is one of the major business idea of the Online World. Affiliate marketing is when you promote other peoples or companies products on your website by reviewing, testing, comparing or via personal recommendation.
Often you’ll need to write blog posts and reviews to discuss pros and cons before publishing them on your website.
“IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL YOUR REVIEW POSTS ARE HONEST AND INTERESTING”
Then the next step will be to advertise your website on other social media platforms, such as Google+, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Pinterest and even the old fashion way of word of mouth. Also, Via Google rankings to get the traffic flowing into your website.
The key to building a customer trust is by giving value to the people who are looking for genuine reviews, recommendations of the products/services they are looking into buying. If you have been honest with your reviews/recommendations and people bought the product(s) via your affiliate link(s) within the review/blog, and they are happy with the product/service, they will come back again and again if they are looking for something else. This is because you have become an authority in the visitors eyes and have built a trust with them. “HONESTY PAYS ALWAYS!”
In the online affiliate marketing business you’ll be acting like a ‘middle person’ of the sale and be viewed as a store front of the company’s product you’re promoting.
As part of an affiliate marketers role you’ll be required to be interactive with your visitors and customers to help them with the buying cycle (researching, reading reviews and buying).
In order to generate revenue from the affiliate links, you’ll have various posts/blogs to help and support the people with the buying cycle. You can promote anything, but it’ll be an advantage to promote products and services that you use or have used in the past. This way you’ll have enough knowledge and confidence to support people in the decision-making.
Products can be from any niche, as there are tons people looking for whatever you’re promoting.
You’ll just need to make your contents around the products interesting and interactive in order to convert the searches into sales.
The only expense you’d need to consider is buying a domain (website address) and hosting your website. However, the good news is that if you join our personal tried, tested and recommended, which is wealthy affiliate, where you’ll be able to get not only 1 but two FREE domains (website address) and hosting is also included all for FREE.
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Opportunities in the online world are limitless, so think how much you can do with two free websites.
Generating an income via affiliate marketing would be a dream come true even while you’re sleeping! You can work from anywhere around the world so long you have an internet connection and a technology device (laptop/PC, tablet or even a mobile phone) and you’ll be up and running.
So just to sum up:
Affiliate marketing means you’ll be promoting others products online by writing contents around them. You’ll need a website to do so as this is where you’ll publish it. A business can be setup up for free (just need your time and commitment).
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