Affiliate marketing as we know is the process whereby you pick a product to promote and earn a commission after making sales of the product.
In this tutorial i am going to be discussing how to start affiliate marketing as a beginner, i am going to enumerate 5 powerful steps to consider and take when starting affiliate marketing which will guarantee your success as an affiliate marketer.
STEP 1, PICK A NICHE :-
the most important thing you need to do before you venture into affiliate marketing is to pick a niche.
what is a niche? A niche is simply a topic or an area of interest, that is , what you are passionate about. Having a niche will ensure you speak to a particular target audience instead of trying to talk to everybody, some good example of a niche are :-
STEP 2, BUILD A BLOG AROUND THAT NICHE:-
After you have pick a niche, the next step you need to take is to build a blog around that niche.
Can you promote a product without a blog? yes you can, but if you want a sustainable success as an affiliate marketer, having a blog gives you a great advantage.
A blog gives you the freedom to connect with your readers , give them helpful information, build a subscribers base and follow-up with them until they trust you enough to follow your recommendations.
As an affiliate , instead of sending visitors directly to your affiliate offer, you can direct those visitors to your blog, convert them to loyal followers through your email list and promote many affiliate offers to them.
STEP 3, JOIN AFFILIATE PROGRAMS :-
When you build your blog, the nest step is to sign-up for affiliate programs and start making some money, but before you start making these money , there are lot of work to be done, to avoid promoting product that will not convert well to your followers, it is advisable to carry out a research about the product to know the converting power of the product and positive reviews each product gets.
one way to find affiliate program is through affiliate networks like ; jvzoo, clickbank, Amazon associate, cj Affiliate, jumia, Konga, etc.
STEP 4, PROMOTE AFFILIATE PRODUCT :-
without you promoting an affiliate product, you are not affiliate marketer. promotion of product means to drive traffic to the product(s), get people to see and buy the product.
There are several ways to promote affiliate products, some of the ways are:-
* placing affiliate links/ banner on your blog
* Email marketing
* Social media
* Search engine traffic
* paid traffic
STEP 5, BUILD EMAIL LIST :-
If you want a sustainable growth and progress as an affiliate marketer, building an email list is a most, if you promote affiliate offer directly from traffic sources to sales page of the product, you are indirectly losing money and effort, because most prospective s buyer will not buy the product the first time they will see the product, but when you have their email addresses, you can continue to re-market to they on a regular basis, this will enhance your continue sales.