Affiliate Marketing is a cool and easy way to earn some handy cash online. If you own a website with a great traffic, then affiliate marketing will sure enough earn you a great sum of money. Let us start with basics.
Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliates own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer.
There are various sites out there on the web where you can sign up as an affiliate. But, I recommend two of them the most:
These both sites are relatively popular and effective when you are signing up as an affiliate. I personally recommend Clickbank since I am using Clickbank to earn a handy cash every week.
Now after you sign up with any of these networks, the question arises how to promote these affiliate products. Well here you go!
If you own a website that gets lots of traffic everyday then it will be great if you promote the products on your website itself. You can link to your Clickbank or Commission Junction products within your posts. You can even show your affiliate products on your website’s sidebar or widget bar. If you are getting 5000 visitors a day, there is a 99% chance that at least 5-10 visitors will purchase your product.
Now, another thing is how would you promote your affiliate products without a website. Well, Here you go!
Now if you own a website with a great traffic you can easily promote your Clickbank products there. But, what if you do not own a website or you own a website with a very low traffic? Do not get nervous there are plenty of other ways to promote affiliate products without owning a website.
Let us check out the ways of promoting products step-by-step:
Don’t be surprised to see Google Adwords on this list. Google Adwords is a great way of promoting your affiliate products. But, sure enough you have to spend some money to start your campaign. Once you start your campaign keeping in mind your daily budget, you will earn more than you spent. As you know Adwords is very well known to promote online businesses. You can use this strategy to promote your own affiliate products.
Yes Squidoo can also be used to promote your affiliate products. You can make a free page on Squidoo and write a report about the product you want to promote. Also include your affiliate link on your page (it will be better if you use a URL-shrinker like adf.ly to shorten your hoplinks). Once your free web page is live, you will sure enough have pretty good sales every week.
Promoting products through EzineArticles is almost a similar process as with Squidoo. The only difference is you have to write an article regarding your product here. Write the article neatly, without any grammar or spelling mistakes. Your article will take at least a week to be approved. Do not add affiliate links directly as your article will be rejected in the editorial review if they found a direct affiliate link. Use a URL-shrinker instead and the shrunk URL of your product. It is my personal experience as my first article on EzineArticles was rejected for this reason.
Promoting products with SupportingAds follows the same procedure as Google Adwords, the difference is, it is easier and cheaper. Minimum daily budget on SupportingAds is $1.50. The minimum budget that should be in your account to start a campaign is $25.00! Hence if you choose a daily budget of $25.00 you will end up earning $70-$80. That is really cool.
Writing an e-book is one of the best ways to promote your affiliate products. You can write a report about a popular product consisting of nearly 12-15 pages. You can add affiliate links to the product in your e-book. After that you can sell your e-book for just 1$ on Ebay or Amazon. Allow your buyers to sell your e-book. This will help in getting it viral and eventually increase your sales.
Affiliate Marketing is great if you want to earn easy money online but it also requires a bit of patience, good writing skills and a deeper knowledge on how to promote your products.
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