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Welcome back to affiliate revuez!
If this is your first time here, I suggest you take the time to read some of the other posts here at this blog.
This particular article is a follow up to Getting Started As An Affiliate Marketer, so if you haven’t read that yet click here.
Now, assuming you have chosen a niche, done some research, and implemented your plan all the way through. You are now well on the way to becoming a fully fledged Internet marketer. DON’T give up your day job just yet, though.
You’ll need to just continue plodding along at a steady pace to maintain a little momentum and build upon what you have created.
A good way to do this is to start a blog! Like this blog that you have been so kind to read. You may choose to use one of many blogging platforms, I personally chose to use wordpress. Please keep in mind that wordpress doesn’t allow you to have affiliate links, so if you want to monetize with affiliate links, so if you want to sell products it’s probably better to use blogger or weebly.
I had no intention of monetizing this blog directly. It actually serves a much more useful purpose. (Link juice!)
Of course you probably already know that you will need to have your own website, meaning your very own piece if cyber real estate. A domain, so to speak.
It is this domain that will serve as your landing page for your affiliate business and it is from this landing page that you will direct your customers / visitors to the final sales page.
Now, your website will need to have multiple pages, 4 or 5 is good and you need to make triple sure that all of your affiliate links are going to where they are supposed to go. This is very, very important because by the time your visitors reach your landing page, they will be ready to buy.
So why do I need a blog?
Well, the main purpose of a blog is to write about things that you know a little bit about and to attract the readership of people whom are looking for information related to what you are writing about. The best thing about a blog is the fact that it doesn’t necessarily have to be the best. It just has to be USEFUL.
So, why not go and start your own blog today!
Affiliate marketing can be a very time consuming venture and requires a great deal of research and planning to be successful.
Lets assume that you have found an audience, meaning you have readers/visitors to your blog/website and you may even have some regular visitors and followers. How do you know what to sell them?
Sell them whatever it is that they are interested in. Easy, isn’t it?
For the most part, people who decide to challenge themselves to make money online assume the role of “The Affiliate”. This essentially means that the person has decided to promote a product that belongs to someone else in exchange for a commission. It is common for such commissions to vary according to and relative of the product or service that ”The affiliate” is promoting and are generally between 5-75% of the total price of the product. 50% being a pretty standard commission.
For example, the affiliate program over at Wealthy Affiliate enables their members to earn 50% recurring commissions which equates to a nice round sum of $20 per month in commissions for every referral that you are able to sign up to their program! Therefore, if you were to sign up 10 new members each month, every month for 6 months – You would be earning $1200 per month every month there after.
There are however, many, many other products and services that an affiliate can promote. There are digital products such as computer softwares and e books. There are physical products such as real published books, magazines, cd’s, dvd’s, electrical appliances, home wares, and a million or so more.
With such a multitude of products and services that can be promoted, it should be easy to find something. One thing that you will need to keep in mind is; It is always a good idea for you to try to promote products that you have personally purchased and or know a little bit about. It is so, so much easier to promote something that you have personal experience with and saves a huge chunk of time that you would have to spend researching a product that you know nothing about.
If you would like to challenge yourself to make your first sale on the internet, I recommend you consider promoting the wealthy affiliates program. This program is extremely effective and you can earn whilst you learn. Very few programs make that possible. In the meantime, feel free to check out some of my other articles here at affiliate revuez.
(anon.) When all you have is a HAMMER, everything looks like a NAIL.
The 21st century in which we are living is moving ever so rapidly along. It is most commonly referred to as the information age where by the use of a pc and the Internet we can easily tap into a myriad of extra income earning opportunities, and the need for a J.O.B. is becoming less and less of a necessity.
With the Internet it is now possible to start a business with very few out of pocket expenses. Less than a hundred dollars is more than enough. Then by using the Internet, we may easily develop a blog, a website, or even an online store. Thus making it possible for anyone to turn a $100 investment into thousands or more.
It won’t happen overnight, but with a little dedication and hard work, it will happen. Anything is possible. Just look at Craigslist, a million dollar business that was started with an idea and a free blog. Anyone can do it, it just requires you to get out of your comfort zone and make an effort to succeed.
One problem that I am constantly seeing these days is too many people are on the look out for the Holy Grail sytem of Internet marketing that they can just plug in and become instant millionaires overnight. Let me tell you that such systems don’t exist, and anyone who claims to know the secret to success is probably just trying to part you from your hard earned cash.
So, What is the key? You say!
It’s simple, so amazingly simple in fact that even a complete beginner can do it. All that is required of you is that you step out side of your comfort zones and adapt yourselves to whatever situation that is presented to you. Force yourselves to find a way to succeed and you will!
I know it sounds like a difficult task, and some (many) people find it very difficult to do, but it needs to be done. Challenge yourselves to learn a new skill, use your heads (your whole heads) and brainstorm a list of ideas, write a list of short term goals, and most importantly, take action and use the technology of today (the Internet) to research ways and means that will help you to propel yourselves forwards and achieve your goals.
Adaptability is the key to success. Learn to adapt yourselves, your minds, and your way of doing things and you will find that you will be so much closer to being able to make money on the Internet.
It’s really not at all hard to do, and you will soon discover that you will start noticing things that you hadn’t noticed before. I certainly did.