In case you are not aware, affiliate marketing is not something miraculous that makes money overnight. However, if you follow key training and strategies (even as a beginner), there is a very lucrative market out there just waiting for you to tap into it! If you are prepared to work hard and stay committed, you will succeed in affiliate marketing. Those people who think this is a get-rich-quick scheme will be the ones who fail and give the industry a bad name. Lucky for you and me though, it just means less competition for us! In this article, I will share Affiliate Marketing Online Ideas For Beginners.
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Build A Blog Around Your Passions – Ideas To Make You Money
The niche blog or website is an awesome way to create your affiliate marketing online business. The most exciting part of this is that you get to build your blog around your passions! As an online marketer, you will need to write regular articles, it is an added benefit that you will be writing about something you love. Let’s face it, research and writing are not for everyone, however, if it is focused on something you have a passion for, the topics you are engaged with will be of value to you as an individual.
Want to read more about what a niche website is? Have a look here, this article covers it all for you.
The best part of this is that your readers will learn to trust you and your recommendations, especially when you offer them the information they value and when they realize that you have these passions in common. We all prefer to spend time with people who have the same interests as we do – your target market, aka readers, are no different. They will want to return to your site, read what you have to say and share their insights too. Google gives our sites lots of love when our visitors return to us again and again, not only that, Google also loves comments on our articles. This is a win/win/win situation!
It is at that point that you can make quality recommendations to your readers and make affiliate commissions in the process! People buy from people they trust, once you have built that relationship of trust, and you maintain the trust by recommending quality affiliate products to them, you will have loyal customers.
The key is all about adding value – value in what you write about and share and value by recommending only quality affiliate products. How do I know about this? It’s a combination of the training I am receiving from Affilorama – you too can benefit from learning the techniques they teach.
WAIT! I don’t have a website, nor do I know how to build one!
If this is you, never fear, there is a solution for you, the same one I followed to build this site you are on right now. Have a read here about How To Build a Website in WordPress in 60 seconds (including video evidence). Yes, YOU can build a website!
Focus on Email Marketing and Not Website Banner Ads
So, this may be a paradigm shift for you – here I am telling you to focus on writing and delivering quality content and in the next breath we are discussing email marketing! They are all connected, stay with me and find out how.
Your website is the first point of contact, you attract your ideal customer because they are searching for and interested in reading what you are writing about. This also offers you an opportunity to advertise by use of banner adverts (yes, I too have on my site – they are not necessarily the highest performing option. But still worth including), and your site offers you an opportunity to present opt-in forms to your readers so that you can build a list of subscribers to send emails too.
If you would like an idea of what an opt-in form looks like, click on this link. If you are keen to receive a FREE 7-Day Training Series, then complete your details on the link too! That is called opting in.
What other ways could you attract subscribers to your list? Well, you can offer a free book containing all sorts of useful and relevant information in return for your reader’s email address, or a free training series (as I just did), or any number of offers which add value to your readers’ lives, businesses etc.
Affilorama is a great place to learn about email marketing. They maintain that email marketing is a better way to generate an income than banner adverts on websites. Have a look and see – in my opinion, it is well worth considering – I follow a lot of top affiliate marketers and they ALL, without exception, market via quality content on their websites and email marketing. This is more work for us as Affiliate Marketers, but hey, if we want to be successful, we are going to do what we need to do, right?
Google Gifts Us With Organic Traffic
That title may be a little misleading – Google really does gift us with organic traffic. What is organic traffic? This is the best kind of gift you could ever ask for from Google because it is FREE traffic. That’s right, you do not spend money on ads to attract traffic. I wrote an article about free traffic, have a look.
What do you do then? As mentioned in the first paragraph, you create quality content – you write articles containing valuable information that your reader wants to know about. What this means is that you write posts which contain keywords that have a good number of searches.
A keyword is the words your readers use when they search for information online – meaning, if you were looking for an Apple Watch, that is what you would type into the Google Search bar, as can be seen in the image below. There are 3,100,000,000 results so you would need to refine your search by typing in more detail about what you are looking for, so maybe “Apple Watch 4” would have been a better example. I am sure you get the gist though.
Speaking of gifts, I have a FREE Keyword Tool for you right here – called Jaaxy. Give it a whirl and do some keyword research. It really is 100% free and an incredible tool that I make use of for all of my research. There are other keyword research tools available on the market, for example, Google Keyword Planner. I use the others as back up if I need. So far, I haven’t gone wrong with Jaaxy
The keywords we use should be placed in our title tag and once in the description tag. If you would like to learn more about SEO, you are welcome to have a look at Affilorama. They also offer great training!
I feel like I have overloaded you with information, especially for an article entitled Affiliate Marketing Online Ideas for Beginners. Hopefully, though, all the information I have shared with you is of great value. Just to recap, we have looked at the following:
- Affilorama – offering excellent training from keywords and SEO, to Affiliate Marketing to Email Marketing
- How to build a website
- Build a blog around your passions – the value of a niche website
- Organic Traffic For Your Website
- FREE Keyword Tool gift for you
- FREE 7-Day Training Series To Make Money Online
If you have any question, please leave me a comment below – I will always reply.
Hi, My name is Louise and I am an Affiliate Marketer (online marketing guru in training). If you are keen to join me and learn what I have been learning, you can do exactly that for FREE! Yes, there is a FREE Membership offer available to you, the same one I signed up with to explore this incredible platform where I have learned everything I know so far, and there is even more for me to learn going forward. Join me by clicking on the image below. I will be on the inside to welcome you onboard!