Learn What is Affiliate Marketing – A Beginners Guide

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:

Interesting Visit


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)!

Shocking Discovery


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.

Customer Trust


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.

Yes, I know it sounds too good to be true – read our full review of wealthy affiliate and you’ll understand further what I mean.

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).

If you are still interested after reading my post 🙂 then give me the honor to help you succeed and make your dream come true. Try Wealthy Affiliate for FREE here.

Here at lifestyletipsandhacks.com we wish you all the best and sincerely want to support you fulfill your dreams of achieving wealth, time and freedom successfully – exactly what we have achieved.

Please leave a comment or any questions you may have for us. We would love to help you out.

Your buddies

Rani and Habib

Things to be grateful for in life

Are you sad and miserable in your life? Are you low in confidence and not sure how to tackle it?

If the answers are YES, then keep reading for a simple solution.

Simply Be Grateful

A simple and effective way to improve your wellbeing is to be grateful for whatever you have. Giving gratitude instantly alleviates any negative energy or low feeling.

If only you stopped and thought about everything you have in your life, that another poor soul does not have, then this will automatically make you appreciate and give gratitude.

Remember, there is always somebody out there that will always NOT have something that you are gifted with.

DON’T look up and keep blindly wishing for things you don’t have, LEARN to appreciate and give gratitude to ALL the things you HAVE in your life.

My Own Formula

My very own tried and tested and effective way of being grateful is to:

Think of 10 things you are grateful for at bedtime, just before you sleep and the first thing when you wake up.

This will allow you to leave your subconscious mind on a positive vibration, which results in manifestation of your desire. The key is that the more you are grateful, the more you will attract of that gratitude.

What are your 10 things you are grateful for before sleeping and when you wake up?

Hope this helps you the way it’s helped me. So start being grateful from now and see the difference for yourself.

Happy living 🙂

Rani

Is the Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or What? – Our personal experience

Wealthy Affiliates Review – Let’s Dive into It


There are many online Affiliate Marketing programmes and courses out there that claim to “make you big bucks” online. But to tell you the truth, not all of them are what they claim to be (so please be careful of them).

Personally, we (myself and my wife) went through a number of them (read our story here) and all of them resulted in 0% income and instead we lost a lot of our money. Then we came across Wealthy Affiliates.

We did our comprehensive research and read many reviews, but came across nothing substantially that was negative, which itself was a surprise to us. But, still we joined with caution (because of our past experiences with other scamming Affiliate Marketing programmes) and signed up to the Starter Membership, which was totally risk free as it did not cost anything (totally FREE for life). The rest is history – read our journey to Wealthy Affiliate.

What is Wealthy Affiliates?


Wealthy Affiliate is an online platform, where you can learn and build your  online business for FREE. They have all the latest tools, technology and software, such as WordPress, SiteRubix, Jaaxy etc to help you learn, build, manage and grow your online businesses centrally from one place (which is your wealthy affiliate account). They even host your websites and provide you with two FREE Domains/URLs. Click here to continue reading about ‘Is the Wealthy Affiliate a Scam or What? – Our personal experience’

What are Affiliate Programs – a guide for Affiliate Marketers

Affiliate Marketing

Are you looking into making money online? Have you had so many ideas but just not getting anywhere. Well, today we are going to show you a few ways of understanding and making BIG BUCKS online. Assuming you already have a website in place, if you haven’t then that’s the first thing you will need.

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR POST ON “how we created our website in 30 seconds.”

Affiliate marketing is the most popular and successful “MONEY MAKING” technique, and we will explain this to you because you must familiarize yourself with this technique. It is the most common method used online to make money by ordinary people like ourselves and yourself. We call ourselves ‘Affiliate Marketers’.

Do you want to be a successful and productive affiliate marketer online? If so, it is vital that you firstly understand what your role is. You will need to understand the entire process, all the way to you making BIG MONEY.

Understanding how Affiliate Marketing Works

The process of affiliate marketing is not complicated. It’s a nice & clean process that anyone can understand very quickly as the model is very simple. You as an AFFILIATE, promote products and services on your website for companies, which we call MERCHANTS.

Affiliate Marketing is done through affiliate programs. The amazing thing is there are tens of thousands of these programs out there that you can use for FREE to make a good/decent revenue. You might be thinking “I may not be able to do this”, but the truth is if you can buy something online then you can definitely promote a product or service as an affiliate marketer through many of these affiliate marketing programs. An example is the Amazon Affiliate Marketing Program.

When you sign up for an affiliate program, you are provided with an unique link which you will use on your website contents to promote the goods/services.

The Importance of Your Website

Your website is the core of your affiliate marketing and this is where all promotions begin and end. When you have Amazon products advertised on your website and your visitors come and click on your link, you will be rewarded for this sale in the form of a commission that could be anything up to 80% of the value of the product or service.

Amazon tends to have a starter commission of 6% and this does increase depending on the product or service. For example, you have a smart OLED TV advertised on your website costing $3,000 (yes you can be an affiliate for TVs or anything else you want to promote!) If we took this sale as Amazon’s base commission of 6%, then how much do you think you will make? Well, let us tell you, 6% of $3,000 is $180, and imagine if you had made just ONE sale per day! This is common practice amongst affiliate marketers online, and you could be one of them!

All you have to do is have a website in place with all the relevant product promotions with your affiliate links, then simply refer your visitors to the Amazon site where they make the purchase and Amazon will take care of the rest. Your job is to just refer, nothing else and in return you earn some serious MONEY.

You can apply this affiliate marketing to ANY niche you desire and there are many affiliate programs you can choose from. Are you seeing your potential here as an affiliate marketer?

How Much Can You Earn as an Affiliate?

The sky is the limit really! It all depends on you. You can earn as much as you want, and that’s NO exaggeration!

How much you earn depends on how much traffic or visitors you can get on your website. The contents and reviews you create for the products you are promoting needs to be good quality and honest reviews. Your first intention should always be is to help the visitors on your website. If you can genuinely help them then they will naturally click on your affiliate link and go buy the product you recommended. So, in reality earning the money is the easy part.

Also, the contents that you create must be very relevant to your niche and most importantly you must be targeting specific “low competition” keywords for every single review or post you write. We cannot stress how important this is for you get visitors to you website. You can learn all this (as we did) via an affiliate educational program, which we have recommended further down this post.

We will explain this further for your understanding and give you some examples to break it down for you.

The Example

For example if you got 2,000 clicks and visitors in a month on your website. This will mean in a day you are getting 66 clicks. By the way, these are realistic numbers once your website is established and you got good quality contents.

So, from the 2,000 clicks lets assume 10% of the visitors actually click on your affiliate links and buy the products. That would mean 200 possible purchases in a month.

Let’s say you were promoting a product and the commission for each referral is $20 (that’s a typical amount). How much do you think you will earn in a month? Well, it’s 200 (possible purchases) multiplied by $20 will give you a fantastic monthly income of $4,000.

These figures are very common and all in one month of income from your affiliate marketing website. Once everything is established, your website will be making you a passive income month in month out, all year round, 24 hours a day (even while you are sleeping!)

You may have heard stories about people earning a $1,000 a day, and this is actually a reality and very possible. We have personally gone to that level and beyond and know many affiliate marketers whom have achieved this and are achieving this on a daily basis.

Conclusion

We hope you have understood the process of affiliate programs and now can go and monetize your website and start earning the money. If you haven’t got a website and would like to create one and start doing affiliate marketing. Then you can do exactly what we did. We joined an affiliate program and learnt all there is to know about this business method and then going onto learning how to create websites (this very website you are on!)

We would recommend you join Wealthy Affiliate where they will teach you all you need to know including how to create your website to get you started. They have a FREE starter membership that you can sign up to. If you are ready for that, then CLICK HERE TO JOIN FOR FREE.

Also, you can click HERE and read our full review about Wealthy Affiliate and everything there is to know about them.

Please leave a comment or any questions in the comments section below that you may have for us. We would love to help you out if we haven’t done so already.

Your buddies

Habib and Rani

The Benefits of Amla

Want to look and feel healthy inside and out? Here is the secret to my optimum health…..

I’ve been using the amla powder for a while now. I just wanted to make sure this is actually a ‘supper food’ as it claims to be before recommending to anyone else.

What is Amla?

Amla is called an ‘Indian gooseberry’ in English, but widely known as amla or amlaki in Urdu and Hindi as the it’s grown mainly in India and Pakistan. Amla is known as the powerhouse of nutrients.

Here are some of the benefits of amla:

  • Cure anaemia due to high iron content
  • Amazing for colds and flu because it is loaded with vitamin C
  • Super tonic for your scalp and hair
  • It stabilises you blood sugar
  • High in fibre

Best way to consume Amla

The best way to consume the amla is to have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is better to have it as fresh amla juice to get the maximum benefits.

However, it is not always possible to get the fresh fruit, so the next best thing is the amla powder. I tend to buy the amla powder and take a full teaspoon first thing in the morning with a glass of water.

It is an uncommon balance of sweet, sour, pungent and bitter flavours but nothing unbearable. I actually quite like the after sweet taste. You can also buy it as a dry amla from any Indian/Pakistani grocery store.

As the fruit is very hard to grind at home and doing so, I had broken my grinder once! Therefore, I tend to buy it in a powder form. You just need to make sure it’s the pure amla powder; no other ingredients are added to it.

If you are unable to find it in powder form, I’d get the dry amla and soak it overnight. I’d take the stones out in the morning before blending it in the smoothies.

For those who are not too keen in its strong sour taste, you can consume it this way. I used to have it like that when I first started to consume it.

End of the day the choice is yours.

Skin, hair and nails is flawless

My skin looks flawless and vibrant from within. I truly believe that the consumption of amla powder has really enabled my even skin tone.

The amla fruit is really good for the nails as its high is calcium.

I also apply the amla paste to my hair roots which enables the hair growth, stops the hair falling, keeps the original colour, conditions and moisturises the scalp.

I hope this amazing super fruit is also beneficial for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the section below.

Now go get some Amlas and try it out 🙂

Rani

How to Self-Motivate Yourself to Achieve ANY Goals in Life

We can spend up to half of our working day going through our email inbox, making to-do lists, feeling frustrated and unproductive.

Self Motivation is the Key

A key part to achieving anything in life is building a self-motivation AND the only thing, which contributes to achieving your goals is the self motivation.

Self motivation is the first stepping stone to achieving any goal in life. In order to build the self motivation, we first need to consider how big and significant our goal is.

The goal has to be big and powerful enough to create self-assurance and self-confidence to go after it and smash every bit of the success out of it!

If you have a clear vision about where you are heading. The process itself will motivate you to stay consistent and fulfill your desired vision.

Once you have established that the goal is clear and achievable. It is important to be aware of any set backs you may encounter through the process.

Therefore, being resilient, believing in yourself and in your qualities and positive self talking often to yourself that;

“This one hurdle is not going to stop me from achieving my goals and dreams.”

When planning to achieve a specific goal, consider the following 5 steps:

1. How specific is my goal? Did I consider even the smaller steps?

As taking every tiny detail into consideration will enable to plan the process at every small step, which consequently will help you get closer to your goals and dreams.

2. How important is it?

Your goal has to be bigger than yourself in some cases to create that burning desire which will enable to move forward leaps and bounds. Remember to make it fun and interesting as this will help you keep going.

3. How committed are you?

You need to be very honest with yourself and giving yourself a regular feedback will help you analyse the situation and modify the process if needed.

4. How practical is it to achieve this?

Always be aware of the complexity of it – break down the process even further if required. Remember the smaller the steps the more likely they are achievable, rather than bombarding yourself with a massive chunk of work and get bog down with it.

5. What is the time limit of achieving it?

As you plan the process, it is useful to set time limit to each step and set a deadline for the over all achievements. Go with your intuition but remember to make it exciting. You can even visualise your outcome of how you would feel and how your life would be like once you have achieved this goal!

Urgent/important Matrix tool

When planning for the process, it may be useful to use tools like urgent/important matrix to help you plan even further by prioritising your tasks.

The urgent/important matrix will enable you to see the bigger picture of your overall objectives. It’s totally your choice if you want to hand write it or do it digitally.

One of the benefits of this matrix is that it enable you to focus on a single step at a time. This helps reduce stress and anxiety and enables you to focus on the most important objective at a time.

The urgent/important matrix will also help you to see if you need to outsource any of the tasks.

I hope this post has opened your eyes to your true potential
– GET SELF-MOTIVATING 🙂

Rani

Best Method to Clean Your House

You will never feel cleaning your house is a massive chore if you follow my tip below. This is my own tried and tested method. It works superbly and makes me feel great as I always come into our home knowing and feeling it is always clean.

Can you spare just 15 minutes a day? If YES, then you will love this tip.

The 15 Minutes Method

If you just allocate 15 minutes per day to clean or tidy ONLY one area of your home, (minus cleaning after using an area), your home will always be sparkling and spotless.

The 15 minutes becomes an enjoyable task because you will know it’s not going to take you very long, but one part of your home will be sparkling.

If the method is applied as I’m suggesting then on a weekly basis (7 days) 7 parts or areas of your home will be looking dashing. It will not tire or bore you – actually it gets enjoyable 🙂

If you have kids or pets, you may need to clean the area they’ve used or been into, but that shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes a day. Happy sparkling.

Please feel free to ask any further questions or comments in the comments section below. HAPPY ENJOYABLE CLEANING

Rani

How to Maximise the Benefits of Eating Fruits?

We are brought up to….?

Most of us have been brought up eating fruits AFTER a meal.

The question is….is that a Good habit or a Bad habit?

What happens if you eat fruit after your meal?

If you eat fruits AFTER your meal then it is not only toxic and bad for your health but you are also wasting the valuable nutrients the fruits have to offer.

If you eat fruits after meal on a full stomach, the fruits tend to digest quicker and therefore pushes down rest of the food, which is not ready to digest yet!

As a result of that all the food tend to rotten and create a very toxic stomach!

When should we eat our fruits?

So the best time to eat fruits is BEFORE a meal on an empty stomach to maximise the nutrition and antioxidant properties. This will allow the fruit to digest quickly before putting your meal in your stomach.

Hence, enabling the fruit and your meal to digest in a systematic order and getting the full benefits from your fruits and then your meal, without the risk of any toxic activity taking place.

Give us your thoughts, comments or any questions you may have in the comments section below.

Take care of your precious stomach, WE do 🙂

Habib and Rani

Health Benfits of Bananas for Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is good, but eating bananas is even better for your teeth!

The reasons are:

  • bananas are packed with potassium
  • magnesium
  • copper
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C

Which are excellent for you teeth and gums’ health.

Despite the sugar content in the banana, it doesn’t stick to your teeth to cause the tooth to decay.

Banana Skin

The banana skin can also be rubbed on your teeth to whiten your teeth.

Have a comment or question – then please leave it in the comment section below.

Keep on having them Bananas 🙂

Habib

Best Healthy Alternatives to Sweets and Chocolates

Alternatives to Sweets and Chocolate – What are they?

Having a handful of dates and or dried figs are the best and healthy alternative to satisfy your sugar cravings and protect yourself from those harmful sugary treats, which are not so much of a treat for your overall health especially for your teeth.

Try Them – give it a go

Have a go at these healthy snacking ideas and let us know your views about them in the comments section below.

Keep Healthy 🙂

Habib