How to start affiliate marketing for the beginner?

It’s like a dream comes true if you see you are making money even in your sleep. Albeit, you are apparently thinking it’s so far that it’s like a dream in a dream.

But yes, it’s absolutely possible if you enter into the affiliate marketing premises.

Well, before doing so the first most important thing you need to gather is – “knowledge”.

Grow up your knowledge, stretch your thinking, scratch your bad dream and finally get set ready to run.

I’m here there for you to support all the way of your journey to meet the destination.

The Concept of

AFFILIATE MARKETING

Is very simple


THIS CONTENT CONTAINS:

  • What is Affiliate Marketing?
  • How does affiliate marketing work?
  • Introduce with affiliate marketing terms.
  • Different Models of Affiliate Marketing:
  • Can I do affiliate marketing without a website?
  • What should notice before choosing a affiliate program.
  • How affiliate marketers get paid?
  • Difference between affiliate marketing and blogging and which one is more profitable?
  • Ask yourself to get answers before promoting an affiliate product:
  • FAQs

# What is Affiliate Marketing?
Most simply to say- when you promote other companies’ product by earning a commission, it will be affiliate marketing.

Every affiliate will get a personal link. When someone buys a product through that link then he/she will get a fixed percentage on every sell as commission. That commission could be varied from company to company.

In this process you are the boss as well as the sales person of your company.

The best part of affiliate marketing is that you can do it at scale. Where a traditional salesperson can only sell products from one company whereas an affiliate marketer can sell products from various companies and can earn commission from all of them at a time.

Still, confusion?
Michel wants to earn money. The company wants to sell more products. For that company brings Michael as an affiliate. For every sell the company committed to pay Michael a commission.

In fact, Michel is the middleman between the consumer and the company.

Michel works independently as an affiliate so; he is the boss in his world.

Michel’s job as an affiliate is very simple-find consumers who are interested in the company's product.

Does Michel tell the customer to purchase the product?
No, Michael just tells them about the product-

  • The benefit of having the product.
  • The result of not using the product.
  • The result of other people who have benefited from the product.
Finally, Michel convenes the consumer to purchase the product. The consumer become happy as well as the company also by having a new consumer. Michel made affiliate commissions by doing this all and still he is the boss in his world.

# How does affiliate marketing work?
Though there are many ways to trace affiliates these days but all will be successful when someone click your given unique link.

The most common and basic type of tracking is via a cookie.

What is cookie?
The company gives every affiliate a unique link, so they can identify who is responsible for a sell.

The link will be something like this-
A small file named cookie get started on affiliate’s device, when someone clicks that unique link. Cookie does two things-

  • Acts like a token so the merchant sells back to the right person.
  • Holds an expiration date for that you get payment even the buyer become delay to buy.
What is cookie life?
It is the time period during which the affiliate is eligible to receive incentives for a referred customer. In one word, the longer cookie life is better for your profit margin.

The main components that work for the affiliate business is-

  • The merchant
  • The consumer
  • The affiliate
The merchant: It is basically who creates the product or service. The vendors, the creators, the advertisers, the retailers- you can call anyone of this.
It can be a solo entrepreneur or a big company if they have a product or service to sell. But,

The consumer: Consumer or customer are the lifeblood of affiliate business. Without them nothing will be meaningful. When a customer buys a something, the merchant and the affiliate share the profit. Sometimes the consumer aware of this sharing where sometimes not.

The Affiliate: They also known as publisher. An affiliate could be an individual or even a company, act as a middle man and introduce the product to the customer, Express the value and benefits of the product. And finally convince them to purchase it.

# Introduce with affiliate marketing terms-
Every topic talk to its own words. Before going to dig into middle of any particular field we should aware about its language. It will help you to grasp all more quickly. So let’s know the key words’ meaning of affiliate marketing.

• Merchant — Plays a roll of product selling.

• Affiliate — The middleman who works between customers and vendor. Also known as the creators, the advertisers, the retailers or the publisher.

• Product — The item that produced and sold by the vendor and promoted by the affiliate.

• Super Affiliates — The highest-performing affiliates.

• Affiliate Network — An non-compulsory middle man between the merchant and the publisher (affiliate).

• Affiliate Program — An arrangement where the merchant pays a percentage as a commission to affiliates.

• Affiliate Manager — A person who works with affiliates with the mission to maximize the performance of the affiliate program.

• Cookies — A tiny file that is stored on the user’s computer to trace the site’s visitors. Cookie has recommended duration.Some business offers one day cookie duration whereas some other offers up to 30 days.

• Affiliate Link — Also called the tracking link. This is a unique URL that tracks the clicks and conversions from the affiliate.

• (CPA) Cost per Action— One kind of commission model where merchants pay affiliates for conversions only.

• (CPC) Cost per Click — Another commission model where merchants pay affiliates for every clicks only.

• (CTR) Click-through Rate — The percentage of affiliate-link clicks per number of web page impressions.

• (CR) Conversion Rate — The converted percentage of clicks.

• Conversion — An event defined by the merchant that is considered payable to the affiliate. It could be anything marked by the merchant but is usually a lead or the purchase of the merchant’s product.

• Prospect — An individual who deals a conversion with the merchant. It is also known as a lead, customer, or client.

• Offer — A particular promotion of a product.

• Attribution — The process of accurately identifying which affiliates are collecting conversions.

• Pixel — It allows affiliates to track conversions within their own tracking platform. These could be either JavaScript, iFrame, or Image pixels (HTML pixels) or post back URLs (server-to-server tracking).

• SubID — A string of text fix as a part of the affiliate link that explained by the affiliate and used to track conversions by the affiliate.

• Creative — An ad banner image or text that is usually the affiliate used to advertise the merchant’s product.

• Co-branding — An example where the affiliate’s logo, copy, or branding appears on the merchant’s landing page.

• Copy — Written text that assist to promote the merchant’s product.

• Post back URL — A URL that used for server-side conversion tracking. Its also known as server-to-server tracking.

• Commission — A fee that an affiliate earns for generating a conversion. Basically, this is what an affiliate works hard to gain. It is also known as a referral fee, a finder’s fee, or a bounty.

• Link Cloaking — Hides the affiliate link with a cleaner-looking URL than what the merchant has provided. Link cloaking can be used to improve manage links and track clicks and conversions.

• Landing Page — The merchant’s web page where affiliates mention traffic through an affiliate link.

• Ad Blocker — Web browser technology that can obstruct the tracking of affiliate clicks and conversions. Moreover, it can also obstruct the display of ad banners.

• Charge Back — An ineffective conversion that results in the affiliate’s commission being confiscated.

# Different Models of Affiliate Marketing:
It will be very helpful if you understand the model of affiliate marketing. It can assist you to choose your preferable model to work with.

Affiliate Marketing Model

  • Influencer Model Affiliate Marketing
  • Location -Focused Model Affiliate Marketing
  • Niche-Focused Model Affiliate Marketing
  • Mega-Mall Model Affiliate Marketing
1. Influencer model affiliate marketing:
Influencer is comparatively new model among all. But this model rapidly get popularity.More and more consumers are preferring recommendations by their partner in place of traditional advertisement.

An influencer will use a product which sometimes sent by the merchant. He/she will promote the product if they feel it okay.If the influencer’s followers take actions (purchase) through the affiliate link given by the influencer then the influencer will make money.

With Who?
If you recall you can see YouTubers, bloggers, pod casters and social media influencer sometimes take this type approach.

What satisfaction you will get from here?
At a certain point your followers will go by themselves. When you extend your level where your content continuously make new followers, you will be able to make a lot of profit with less effort.

When a high profile influencer promote a product It becomes a good brand bench-mark.

Merchant need influencer.When the influencer able to deliver a big batch of sell volume in a short time they will get a very good commission rate.

2. Niche- Focused Model Affiliate Marketing:
This is the simplest one to get started. For that a lot of affiliate marketers are using the niche -focused model.

Basically, all you need is just to create a website or a blog. Which connected with a specific niche market.

Using this model your content focus towards a specific group of users and make money by providing a solution to them.

What satisfaction you will get from here?
One of the biggest benefit using niche focused affiliate marketing is- There is less barrier for entering with this model.

You just need to take action on two things-

  • Build a website
  • Choose which niche market you want to work.
Using WordPress you can easily build a website. It will maximum take one day or even less to up and running.

As long as you have a computer and satisfactory research is skill you can easily do it you don’t need to be an expert.

With who?
Website owners, experts in niche market, bloggers, techies use this model.

3. Location- Focused Model Affiliate Marketing:
It’s a newbie in affiliate marketing model. But recently make a revolution in the industry. It’s something like niche-focussed model where you will target a particular group to select your niche.

The difference between these two types is- In niche focused affiliate marketing model you only focus on a particular group of people whereas in location-focused affiliate marketing model you will focus on a specific group and also on a specific location at the same time.

This model is profitable because it has less competition.Where most sites are writing in English but here they are using the native language to get easier for local audience. You can check out how to launch a multilingual WordPress site.

What satisfaction you will get from here? Like the niche-focused model this one also pretty simple to get started.

All you need to build a website (super easy with WordPress) and create content with the local language to reach the local audience.

With who? Bloggers, Website owners, techies, expert in each market.

4. Mega-Mall Model Affiliate Marketing:
For beginner affiliate marketer it’s not easy to reach this kind of level because of the nature of the mega-mall model.

But the mega-mall model affiliate marketing is growing up day by day due to-

  • Increasing online shopping in countries.
  • Smaller affiliate involving into bigger business.
  • Venture capitalists investment in start-ups.
Until you have a great investor it will be not easy for you to reach this level so if you are a newcomer in the affiliate marketing industry, I won’t suggest you to enter this model.

With who? Start-ups, media companies, well-founded affiliates.

#. Can I do affiliate marketing without a website?
Affiliate marketing is a commitment between two partys. The affiliate and the vendor. We already talked a lot about that.

Now here the talked topic is-whether it is possible to run your affiliate marketing without a website or not?

Well, most of the people think affiliate marketing is not possible without building a website. Sometimes most of them try to skip this part because it's little expensive and time-consuming too.

However, affiliate marketing without a website might be difficult but not impossible. More important thing is you need to figure out how you can send referrals to the vendor, to do so website is not mandatory. You can proceed through some other channel.

Here I mention some ways to do affiliate marketing without a website-

1. Create a YouTube channel:
YouTube the most popular platform. Millions of people are now using YouTube to create content and post it online. If you don't want to create a website no matter you can create a YouTube channel and start affiliate marketing by using affiliate links in the description box. Many content creators are now using this is strategy to grow up their income and you can't try it too.

2. Use Solo ads:
If you don't have a website solo ads are one of the best choice to reach people. Use solo ads and get target audience by leveraging email list of other people.

Suppose you want to focus on a large affiliate niche-fashion. After signing up, now you want to begin promoting your affiliate products on several online forums. Search the influencer from your chosen niche who want solo ads in their email blasts.

If the influencer get your offer good, they will include it in their email list. And will charge you as a pay per click basis.

3. Work on online communities and forums:
We can easily get similar minded people in different forums and communities on Internet. The best way should be as direct as possible.

Basically, this kind of forum and communities are perfect place for you to offer your products.

The first thing you need to do is-find out a forum where people could have interest in your products.

Once you did the first task secondly, you have to be confirmed after checking guidelines whether the promotional activities are allowed there or not. If there is the option then all you have to do is just sign up and start posting...That’s it.

4. Make an eBook:
Its execution process is pretty simple. You just need to find out a very interesting topic that people will like most and then create an e-book on that specific topic. The topic could be anything that offer a value to their customer.

One best way- you can use Google Trends to find out the present trending topic.

Once you’ve got the topic you just need to attach the affiliate links in your content and that’s all. When people like to read your e-book, they may finally click on your given links.

5. Utilize the power of social media:
Social media could be a very effective place for promoting your affiliate products. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram all are now very renowned platform. If you want to avoid the hassle of creating a website, use these social media platforms to your advantage.

Process is very simple you just need to setup your account and your page and promote yourself.

For Instagram you have to put the link in the bio description where Facebook permit you to create groups and pages.

6. Use Content Publishing Platforms:
Medium and Steemit both are most popular content publishing platforms. You can easily use these two platforms to promote your affiliate products.

Start publishing articles by creating accounts on there. You also get some fascinating tools on Medium and can use those to monitor the engagement levels of your work.

7. Retargeting:
It is very simple, when customers visit your store all of them don't take action. Some customer leaves the store, and their information records via a tracking pixel.

You can use their tracking information to retarget ads and hope a fruitful result.

The best part is- it’s like a regular ad placement. You just have to pay once someone clicks on your ad. Both Facebook and Google also have this option.

8. Do email marketing:
Undoubtedly email marketing is one of the most effective tools for marketing your products.

To create a tailored email marketing campaign, you need to collect a list of emails on your own. Attach affiliate links in the middle. If you wish to create your own email list then you can look for the advertisers that provide sign up services.

Well, these all are the ways that you can implement to do affiliate marketing without creating a website.

Creating a website may initially felt you little trouble but can give you a great feedback for a long time.

#. What should notice before choosing an affiliate program.
Randomly chosen affiliate programs won't bring any fruitful result. To help you find your ideal pick you need to consider few things-

1. Know about its market reputation:
You won't probably want to attach to a company with risky reputation. The way to secure from such scenario you should conduct through background research. To check its credibility browse companies website. Try to find existing reviews about the past and current affiliate.

2. Products fits with your niece:
You have the access to work with any product but you should not. Find the product that fits within your blog. For example if your blog is about car care that does not mean you will limit yourself within just the car care selling products. You should touch all the branches linked up with car. Such as- car events, insurance, driving holiday and anything connecting with car.

3. Decent conversion rate:
Revenue is undoubtedly the one and only reason for entering affiliate marketing. Regarding that, to get better revenue together with the rate of commission you should also have to take into account the rate of conversion. You need to be sure about the affiliate program you are picking has a good conversion rate.

4. Valuable tools and resources:
The best affiliate program will obviously have a smooth promotional campaign for their affiliate. They come out of their box to set up devoted blogs by providing email templates, creatives, banner adds, client testimonials, demographic data etc. to their affiliate.

5. Cookie life:
You already know -what is cookie life? It is the bounded time within which if the action taken by the customer then the affiliate will be eligible to get incentives.

If the cookie life is 24 hours and your referred customer make the action in the 25th hour, that means you won't get any commission on that sell. Though you have referred the customer you miss the benefit. In that case the longer cookie life is better to have.

6. Terms and conditions:
As we all know every sector has its own practices, policies, terms and conditions that one must have to follow if you are associated with them.

Avoiding any of the key condition can value you costly. So before decide to join on an affiliate program you should have enough knowledge about all its terms and conditions and whether it's agreeable to you or not.

# How affiliate marketers get paid?
Avoiding all hassle of actually selling a product, the quick and cheap way to make money, affiliate marketing is undoubtedly one of the best way.

But a big question-how does an affiliate get paid?

1. Pay Per Lead:
It’s a bit complicated payment process. Here the merchant will pay the affiliate based on the conversion of leads. It is a cost-per-action program. The affiliate has to convince the consumer to visit the merchant website and do some specific action. It could be filling up a contact form, subscribing to a newsletter, signing up for a trial of a product, or downloading software or files.

2. Pay per click:
Use pay per click who has high traffic in their website.They could be bloggers or others.This program provokes the affiliate to send customer from their marketing platform to the merchant’s website .You will be paid few cents for every click.

3. Cost per sell:
This is the most common type of commission process where you will get commission after the sell confirmation of product or service. It is sometimes a percentage on the order amount.
This percentage often vary from company to company.

#. Start your affiliate marketing by following the following steps:
  • Choose a platform
  • Select your niche
  • Find affiliate programs to join
  • Create content
  • Drive traffic to affiliate site
  • Get clicks on affiliate link
  • Clicks to cell
1. Choose a platform:
Basically, you can proceed affiliate marketing on any platform. Even Facebook, Instagram. In fact, it's much easier to gather audience and enhance your online sales by one of these two channels-

  • Through YouTube channel
  • Through a blog
Start with blog: It is comparatively easy and inexpensive too. It will likely cost only few dollars for month. You can easily teach how to get started with blog by so many tutorials available online. Steps will be as follow-

Step-1: Create a website or blog.

Step-2: Optimize it for search engine to place in ranking.

Step-3: Select target audience and blog niche.

Step-4: Research product.

Step-5: Sign up for affiliate program.

Step-6: create a great content and add affiliate links.

Step-7: Rinse and repeat.

Start with YouTube channel: YouTube is the other platform for starting affiliate marketing. As creating and uploading videos on YouTube is free, this feature makes it ideal for many people.

You can make money by creating videos and persuade viewers to purchase your suggested products through your given affiliate links which placed in your videos or below in the description box. Steps will be as follow-

Step-1: Select your niche and audience.

Step-2: Choose a profitable affiliate program.

Step-3: Create your YouTube channel.

Step-4: Add affiliate links in your video.

Step-5: Collect your commission.

Here note that- you’ll need to reveal the fact that you’re including affiliate links in your blog or YouTube channel. The FCT (Federal Trade Commission) requires you to be clear when receiving income from an endorsement.

In case of blog add it in the footer of your website. And if it's on YouTube channel then add it in your description box.

2. Select your niche:
Truly to say, nowadays you will face lots of competition when you enter in affiliate marketing, either you start with blog or with on a YouTube channel.

Among all if you want to get the best chance of success then you have to choose a proper niche. And choose a specific category topic.

For instance, you choose a topic of fashion, it's a vast category. So, choose something more specific instead of that vast one. To do more specific you can choose either men's fashion or women's fashion or something another like this.

Selecting more specific topic will help you to build more successful targeting audience and also help you to rank in search engine.

I also follow this strategy when I was started my first site. Thus, despite of having no knowledge about SEO, I ranked for a few key terms and gather ~3,000 organic traffic per month.

When you cover the heap of this category and gather visitors to these pages you can expand into other areas.

Now if you want to be a real content creator choose something about that you are passionate.

Many affiliate sites cannot survive due to not having enough interest on their chosen topic. So finally, if you are passionate about your topic, you will find much interest and feel it easier to press on when the going gets tough.

No worry if you are not an expert, your interest will make you an expert.

3. Find affiliate programs to join:
You will find three types of affiliate program to choose from.

High-paying, low-volume affiliate programs-
The niche products with high payouts, will follow this affiliate programs. As an affiliate marketer you will always find the highest paying affiliate programs. For example, if you able to manage 80 customers on Smart Tex’s affiliate program then they will pay you $700 per month. As they sell CRM software for small business owners, there’s a limited field of buyers.

You will find a very high competition for the program with high commission.As you are just starting your journey as an affiliate it will be tough to fight against that skilled marketer.

Low-paying, high-volume affiliate programs:
This is the affiliate program for low payout products which have mass demand. The average cost for such product is usually less and the affiliate commission is in a single digit. That means you will luckily earn $ 2-3 per sell.

This program usually offers tons of products for selling. If you observe Amazon’s affiliate program there you can earn up to 10% commission.

High paying high volume affiliate program:
These affiliate programs are for those products which have mass appeal. It also pays high commission.

For instance -credit cards.

Credit cards is the most demandable item. And the best part is most people stick with the company for a long time.

The negative side about this type of products is -they fascinate affiliate marketers with lots of expertise and deep pockets. Some also apply technique that you can’t compete with.

Which affiliate program you should choose for starting:
Basically, it depends on two things-

  • Your level of expertise
  • Your chosen niche
If your target goes towards business audience then it would be better to go for the first one-the high commission and low volume affiliate program. Again, if your target is customer oriented then you can choose the second affiliate program which is low commission and high volume.

You can easily find all affiliate programs with a Google search or also can enter into a competing affiliate site and go to the linked domains report.

4. Create content:
As blog is the core of your business so obviously you want to create a great content. The recommended method of gathering traffic to your blog is by following SEO(Search engine optimization).

GrowthBadger’s research shows that, organic search brings most traffic in a website. As the number one search engine is Google so you need to place in Google ranking to be found by your audience.

Of course, you also focus on podcast, social media and paid traffic but still if you don’t focus on SEO, as a blogger you will miss out a huge number of audience.

Here I will recommend creating at least 20 to 25 articles before going to next step. When you start the article it should not be short, you have to go in depth of the topic. So that your audience may get enough knowledge and help about your niche.

This step is very much important.You need to establish a complete website before you think about applying for affiliate programs.Your website has no content that does not only mean that you have no audience but also you will loss the chance of getting approved by an affiliate manager.

5. Drive traffic to affiliate site:
You have completed the content nicely. Now the most important step is to get traffic to read your creation. Remember the more will people read your content the more will increase the possibility to click on your affiliate links.

Don’t forget “Your audience is like your oxygen provider” Because…No traffic = No user = No income…

For that the following strategies should be followed:

A. Search engine optimization (SEO): Probably you already know a lot about SEO. It is the practice for increasing the quality and quantity both to get traffic to your page through organic search engine result.

Use target keywords so you can rank high in the search engine.

Let's learn some basic about SEO:
  • Use "Technical" stuff to place the page higher in search engine.
  • Make sure about your customer's demand. (What they are searching for).
  • Create contents on those topics that your customer like to know. (Product pages, blog posts, etc.)

B. Make an email list: By following email list, you can easily communicate anytime with your readers. Use them to inform about your new content and emphasize them technically to visit your site more. Thus, you can get more affiliate clicks and sales.

You can even directly send affiliate email promotions to them. By offering something valuable you can persuade them to sign up on your site. And that is how you will build and email list.

C. Gather traffic by paying (paid traffic): This is the way where you pay for visitors to visit your site. By using PPC ads you can do so.

The benefit of paid traffic is-you will get traffic instantly you start paying.

However, it has some negative sides as well. It's very usual for the advertisers to lose money before they earn it. Running ads jump into your profit. You need to be careful about how long a paid traffic takes to optimize.

Another downside is-when you stop paying for ads your traffic will drop. Basically, if you work on a high paying affiliate program, ads hold a great strategy there and can make the numbers work.

But if you are a newcomer in paid marketing with no marketing budget then it's probably not a great idea for you.

6. Get clicks on affiliate link:
Maybe you are thinking that you have an amazing piece of content so people will click your link. But no, it’s not enough to get clicks on your affiliate link.

There are few more things you need to consider-

A. Link placement You have to know that people really scroll at the bottom of the page. So if all your affiliate links place at the bottom then clicks will be few and far between.

Again, if you place too many links in your introduction then your content will look spammy.

So you have to balance about placing the link placement with the other factors below.

B. Context Let’s say you were writing an article on the best kitchen knives for under $50. Your introduction probably shouldn’t look like this: Today,I’m reviewing the best chef knives. The links look out of context and spammy. This would make more sense: Today, I’m reviewing three different chef knives you can buy on Amazon for under $50. These are, product name 1, product name 2, and product name 3

C. Callouts Using callouts like buttons, tables, and boxes can help attract your readers’ attention and make the post more skimmable.

For example, the Wirecutter uses eye-catching boxes with product links anytime they share a top pick.

7. Clicks to cell:
In affiliate marketing, two conversions need to take place for you to make money.

  • The first conversion is the click to the product page.
  • The second conversion is the visitor purchasing the product.
The strategy to play the game to your favor and look for merchants with programs that convert well. Here are a few ways to find them-

A. Public income reports: If people are making a decent amount from an affiliate program, then it’s means that the product converts well. How do you know if people are making money? You can find these reports on Google. For example, if you search for “income report amazon affiliate”, you’ll see a few blogs posts showing how bloggers have made money from Amazon Affiliates.

B. Ask questions: If there isn’t much information obtain about an affiliate program you want to join, sign up and ask questions. For instance, you may want to search out what their average conversion rates are? or a ballpark figure of their top earners’ commissions. per month. This can help you figure out if the affiliate program is worth promoting.

C. Use your intuition: Sometimes, it’s best to go with your gut feeling.
If the program or product you’re checking out feels “off,” or if you would personally never recommend the product to a friend or family member, then don’t promote it.

#. Difference between affiliate marketing and blogging and which one is more profitable?
Affiliate marketing:
Thousands of companies are existing in online who are willing to get affiliate partners. You can join those companies as an affiliate partner. And you can generate revenue by promoting and selling those companies products.

When any product sells through you then you will get a commission, which is called Affiliate sells.

More clearly you cannot produce any product and you don’t have any product also but there are so many companies having a very good trusted product which people are already buying and have faith. You will sell those products to your audience and get profit per sell.

This is one of the best online profession to build your online career.

Blogging:
Create a website and write on various topics there. You may already visit so many blogging sites where they are writing according to their passion.

You also can create such website and write on your favorite topic. For example-

  • Health tips
  • Beauty tips
  • Technological tips and tricks and so one.
Again, you also Include product review on your blogging site.

Blogging vs Affiliate Marketing:
Basically, affiliate marketing is a tiny part of blogging. Blogging is a complete solution.

You can do affiliate marketing by blogging or content writing on your website. Blogging has multiple revenue sources. Such as-

  • Google AdSense
  • Taking a sponsorship from various company.
  • By selling your website.
And affiliate marketing is one of those multiple revenue sources.

Most of the time one question arise here-

How many contents I should publish on my website?
And the answer would be there are no limitations of publishing content. How long you will continue your blogging career you have to publish content continuously.

Which one is more profitable blogging or affiliate marketing?
When you do blogging, you will be not only dependable on affiliate marketing but also you could find so many ways of developing our wonderful career.

#Ask yourself to get answers before promoting an affiliate product:

  • Will I like to use this product?
  • Will the majority of my target Audience get benefit by using this?
  • Is it easy to buy?
  • Is it offering a good commission rate?
If you get a positive answer by asking yourself all the mentioned questions then you can decide to go for that specific product.

Take action on: At first make a product List that you are thinking will benefit your audience. Pick as much as you can.

Keep in your mind here you should include supplementary products regarding your chosen niche.

Suppose if you are writing about Fashion. You should include in your list lots of complimentary fashionable products.

Final Thought:
Don’t think about a life-changing income you will do overnight. Affiliate marketing takes time.

Focus first on making your first affiliate sale. As your site grows, set new goals, and continue experimenting

FAQs:

1. How much does it cost to start affiliate marketing?
Simply to say as a beginner to start affiliate marketing you will need a budget of around $500. Keep in mind, some tools are monthly payable that means you need to reinvest.

2. How can I start affiliate marketing with no money?
Do Affiliate Marketing With No Money-
  • Create a profile.
  • Make meaningful connections.
  • Post continuously.
  • Promote affiliate Offers.

3. What companies offer the best affiliate programs?

  • The biggest ecommerce affiliate. Amazon Associates
  • The SaaS approach to affiliate marketing- JVZoo.
  • The global affiliate platform- Clickbank.
  • The established affiliate platform- CJ Affiliate
  • Make meaningful connections.
  • The world's biggest affiliate network. TODAY'S BEST DEALS- Awin

4. How much do affiliate marketers make per sale?
Basically, affiliate programs provide percentage commissions. The average affiliate commission is between 5% to 30%. Fixed amount commissions may work well for your business when you work on few specific products.

5. How much do beginner affiliate marketers make?
Low-level affiliates- Earn up to $300/day

Intermediate affiliates- Earn from $300/day up to $3,000/day

High-level affiliates- Earn above $3,000/day

Super affiliates- Make more than $10,000/day.(You can often find them being called, “gurus of affiliate marketing”)