Starting an affiliate marketing business is easier than you think but harder than it looks.
Did that make sense? Please bear with me.
Affiliate Marketing is simply the concept of earning revenue by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products or services.
Not exactly an online only concept. Many businesses (online or offline) uses affiliate marketing in the sales and marketing of their business. However, the process of starting and managing affiliate marketing is definitely made much easier online. It is as simple sending traffic through an affiliate link. Most of the sales process after that is pretty much out of your hands.
The convenience of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to create a product or service to sell. There are thousands of products and services you can promote as an affiliate as soon as you have a platform to promote your affiliate link.
(See video: How to find relevant affiliate programs to promote)
Affiliate Marketing as a Business Model
There are many ways which you get remunerated as an affiliate but it mostly revolves around generating traffic. The most common remuneration being sales resulting from traffic you send through your affiliate link.
The process can be broken down into 4 steps:
You probably realize that traffic is the bloodline of your online business. Affiliate marketing (while easy to set up) is just one of the many ways you monetise traffic.
Step by Step Guide to Grow your Affiliate Marketing Business using a Website/Blog
This online guide covers the fundamentals of affiliate marketing and guide you step by step on how to grow your website/blog for traffic before you monetise with affiliate marketing.
The following topics will be covered within the step by step guide:
- Set up Hosting
- Find an Interest/Niche (See also: The worst advice you will hear about starting an online business)
- Find a Relevant Affiliate Program
- Keyword Research
- Deciding Your Domain Name
- Install WordPress and Set up your Website
- Writing Themed Content
- Monetise your Content
- Share Your Content
- Grow Your Traffic/Audience
About the Author
My name is Norman Tay, owner of The Imperfect Start Blog. An ordinary guy who makes a living on the Internet. I am no expert when it comes to making money online. I merely share what I have learned and experienced.
To be honest, most of the information that I can give you can be found online… if you dig hard enough. There are many things to learn and do when it comes to make money online. There tons of stuff I don’t know, I can only show you what I have learned and still learning. Fair?
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to Follow Along Step by Step
This is a free step by step affiliate marketing business training which comes with 2 websites and hosting at no cost to you. You can change your site name anytime.
Enter your website name below to get started on the training. You will be prompted to the next training lesson once you set up your free hosting.
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See also: Ethical Affiliate Marketing