Howdy Guys! This Article contains a full guide by which you will know ‘How to Start Affiliate Marketing’.
Affiliate marketing is really one of the best ways to earn money. Those who think that you can only earn money via affiliate marketing if you have a blog or any website.
Not the Truth. However, If you really want to earn money, if you have good knowledge of Affiliate marketing then it allows you to make money online, even if you don’t have a blog, website, or any products of your own. Yeah, that’s true.
But, Affiliate marketing is not easy like making money with ads on your website with Google Adsense.
I’ll not waste any more time, Let’s talk about Affiliate Marketing. After that, Everything about it.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
This is a Beginners Guide of Affiliate Marketing. Therefore, we will start from the beginning.
The most Question asked by the people is what is affiliate marketing? It’s actually quite simple.
‘Affiliate marketing is nothing but a way to earn a commission by Show or displaying products or services on your blog to your friends or readers.’ Simple Right.
It’s a simple Guide to Start Affiliate Marketing so we will make it simple. In addition, we’re just going to start with the fundamentals. The advance thing will be discussed in the next article.
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Let me give little knowledge of the process for how to start affiliate marketing:
- You need to choose a product to promote.
- Now Sign up for Affiliate program that has those products.
- You’ll get your unique URL by which merchant can track the people who clicked your link.
- If someone buys the product or service, you get a commission.
Easy Peasy, Right?
In addition, Merchant has lots of ways to track affiliates these days, but all are based on someone clicking your special tracking URL from your blog or website.
The most common tracking technique used is via a cookie.
When Someone clicks on your link, a File called a cookie stored in the Computer which is very small. In addition, when they buy a product, the merchant can see that they were referred by you. and you got a commission.
Similarly, there are so many other methods like email used, IP address or Mobile to track.
How to Start Affiliate Marketing on Your Blog/Website
Below are 7 Simple steps to Start Affiliate Marketing on blog/website.
- Start a blog or a website.
- Choose a topic and it’s niche to start with.
- Now, Research on products offered by your niche.
- Get Registered with the Amazon Affiliate Program or other affiliate programs for the other products you want to review
- Time to Create content like tutorials, review posts, resource pages or emails and you can use your link in it.
- Optimize the page, do SEO and track your rankings in Google
How Much Money Can You Make it?
This totally depends on you and your hard work.
Let me tell the trust first, you can make very a huge amount with Affiliate Marketing. Somewhere between zero and millions.
There are many factors with related directly with your income like what type of offers you promote, how much traffic do you have, how much knowledge you have to use it in Affiliate marketing and the product you choose to have an audience or not.
For instance, If I promote Phones then probably isn’t the smartest thing, because 99% of my audience could care less about them.
If I promote any hosting and any domain company, any SEO tools, which makes much more sense because either from my audience or someone who wants to start their own blog or want to use some SEO tools will definitely interested to buy that.
Choose Product for Affiliate
Now, You have to decide which product you need to want to promote.
Affiliate Products falls into three Different types, which are,
- Physical Products
- Information Products
let’s talk about these products and service in details.
1. Affiliate for Physical Products
Physical products are very easy to promote through Affiliate Marketing due to one reason only which Amazon and Flipkart.
Amazon and Flipkart are the one of the best and world’s largest affiliate program, You need to register on the Amazon affiliate program and once you sign up, you can get a link for any product on the site, and earn a commission on it!
Registration link for Amazon affiliate program:
For India: https://affiliate-program.amazon.in/
For other Countries: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
Here is the Flipkart affiliate program link by which you can sing up.
You will face an issue with Physical products. For Instance, Commission rates on physical products are very low, due to various factors that go into selling them (manufacturing, wholesaling, shipping, etc).
You can check the Associates Program Advertising Fee Schedule For India and check rates for other countries for the Amazon affiliate program.
2. Affiliate for Information Products
The 2nd product is an information product which is obviously not Physical stuff.
This is usually something created us like bloggers, marketers or author that teaches you how to do something. For instance, I’m teaching you but this is with any Affiliate Link.
Benefits of Information products to promote:
- Information products are mostly higher in price maximum time, means Higher commission.
- A Trusted Person behind it with build trust to customer.
- Provide a full solution to a problem or provide a solution that your readers are looking for.
How To Join:
Actually, there’s also no exact place where you can go to join as you could with Amazon or Flipkart. Usually, you’ll need to talk to the author directly or look for an “affiliates” page on their product site.
Information product commissions usually range from 30-50%
3. Affiliate Marketing for Service Products
The 3rd and last you can promote is Services on your blog. This is a great deal for me, because of the nature of what I write about here. Did not understand?
My business (Blogging) doesn’t function without hosting, a theme, Plugins, email software, etc. These also have Afficalte program with the great commission.
Above all, If I promote these kinds of services, then I can make a sale on services because I personally love and use them.
You can usually expect commissions between 15-30% on service products – Sometimes higher or lower depending on what it is.
Why Choose Affiliate Marketing Over Other Website Monetization Programs
Most new bloggers start with Google Adsense or Media.net and assume that advertising or banner ads are the best way to monetize your site.
You can use Adsense for income which can give you 200$ to 500$ per month if you have good traffic.
But, If you Start Affiliate Marketing, then you can earn 100-500$ in a single referral. Cool Right? but you need to do hard work for it.
However, You can also use Affiliate Marketing and Adsense together but in the limit. Don’t overflow the Ads and less content on the website.
Now Let’s Get Started
I hope this was enough information to start with, but if you’ve been struggling with figuring out how to start monetizing your blog, the strategies above are a fantastic starting point.
I’m taking leave from Start Affiliate Marketing post now, I hope you will earn as much as possible.