You can legitimately start your own business today, from home, online, even without your own product or service. There are other requirements, but the steps to make it happen are all relatively simple and can be completed by anyone. If you were able to find this blog and make it this far, you are way more than capable of making this happen.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is when you partner with a business and promote its products or services for a commission. Check out this awesome video on How does Affiliate Marketing work as an Online Business for further details.
How many times have you raved to your friends, family or co-workers about a product or service you’ve used? I’m sure more times than you can count. With Affiliate Marketing, you’d actually get paid when they purchase from your referral.
Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Some of the biggest names in business have an affiliate program apart of their marketing plan. Amazon, Walmart, Nike, eBay, and ClickBank just to name a few. The great thing is that it is absolutely free to become an affiliate! You just have to register.
Have you ever wondered why every YouTuber you watch refers to “The link in the description 👇”? That is because they are an affiliate of the product or service they are talking about. Anytime someone makes a purchase, they earn a commission 💵💵💵. And you can do the same thing!
The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing
You may be wondering what’s so great about affiliate marketing. Well, let’s just start off by saying that it can be done anywhere and at anytime. The potential to earn money 24/7 is there. Even if you’re sleeping or on vacation.
As an affiliate marketer you do not hold inventory, deal with customer service or returns. This could be a major relief for someone who is dealing with storing and transporting inventory.
Everything is online and can be done from your smartphone or laptop. You could be in the office on your lunch break, sitting on your couch, or even on vacation in another country. With affiliate marketing, you’re able to work and earn from anywhere.
In order to get started, you have to:
- Find an Affiliate Program
- Identify a product to promote
- Promote the product
- Earn Commissions
This is what it essentially breaks down to. However, there are a lot of steps in between, as well as the learning curves associated with completing this process. That is, depending on your level of experience. But I will break it all down for you here!
Find an Affiliate Program
For this example, I will use ClickBank as the Affiliate Program. They were founded in 1998 and have more than 6-million clients worldwide. According to Internet Retailer Magazine, as of 2016, ClickBank Makes Internet Retailer Top 100 List. Click here to learn more about ClickBank.
You now have access to the ClickBank Marketplace which offers thousands of products to promote. In 2011 it offered over 46,000 products and provided services in over 200 countries. Heres a video to understand What is the ClickBank Marketplace.
Identify a Product to Promote
For this example, I am going to promote Work-At-Home Secrets & Scams a workbook written by John Crestani, a super-affiliate marketer who’s been featured in Forbes, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNBC, Entrepreneur.com, and more.
Work-At-Home Secrets & Scams is a digital workbook to help you figure out what home-based business opportunities are available, and includes exercises and additional resources to help you create your home-based side income.
Included with the digital workbook is Internet Jetset, a weekly training series that features internet millionaires to show students a new business model they can replicate each and every week.
The offer promotes a $1 trial and a monthly subscription for access.
This product is for anyone looking to learn how they can begin earning an income online. It provides hands-on material as well as weekly coaching and mentoring from leaders in the industry.
Now that we’ve identified a product. We move on to
Promote the Product
Your very own personal link will be provided to you to use which connects all sales to you. You will promote that link and drive traffic to your promotion.
In order to generate targeted traffic to a product for which you get a commission on each sale, you’ll want to:
If you are not sure how to do so, here is a complete guide on How to Create a Blog.
Share your product on social media platforms like Facebook, and Instagram. This is a very quick, easy, and way to promote your product. You may have hundreds or thousands of friends who could benefit from your product or know someone else who could. All they have to do is share your link and anyone who buys will earn you a commission!
Submit a guest blog post. Find a great Blog that talks about a topic related to your product, contact them and tell them that you could write great content for their blog in exchange you ask to leave the link to your product.
Your job is to connect customers with your product.
That is the objective. To wake up to tons of commissions. But commissions are only the effect. And the cause is taking action. There are cause and effect. You have to take action in order to get the desired outcome.
Listen, guys, this is what it boils down to. There is one disclaimer. It requires work! It’s doable!
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