If you are a writer on the web then the term Affiliate Marketing should be familiar to you. Basically, Affiliate Marketing means earning money as a commission by promoting others’ products or services through your channel.
We have an affiliate program for WPPool as well. But we will get to that later.
Thousands of people search this term online regularly in order to make money. You will find thousands of articles on it. However, you will not find a real scenario.
So, as we also have an affiliate program, we decided to come out with real actionable tips so that people can start affiliate marketing the real way.
Let’s get on with it. Shall we?
What is the Process & How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
We already told you what affiliate marketing means. So, we will not bore you anymore with more definition. Rather, let’s see what process you have to follow in order to become an affiliate marketer.
- Choose your niche and join their popular Affiliate programs
- Create contents on your niche using the referral links
- Earn 30-100% commissions from your promotional content.
It may sound easy. However, in order to become a successful affiliate marketer, you need to do a lot of work. And at first, you need to build trust between the buyer and the seller. If you promote too much it may backfire.
You can watch this video to gain more insights.
So, how does affiliate marketing works? Well, your affiliate provider tracks your affiliate activities using the referral link you generated from their program.
The affiliate link basically creates a cookie on the visitors’ browser. From the cookie, your affiliate owner tracks the activity of your visitor. When the visitor buys from your referral link, owners make a profit and keeps your portion from the revenue amount for your tremendous effort and support.
How to Start Affiliate Marketing, Tips for Beginners
Well, after reading about this type of marketing, you must be interested in starting your own affiliate marketing right? So, we are going to give you all the basic tips you need to start your marketing right away. So bear with us.
Create a Website
First and foremost, you need to create a website of your own. Don’t worry, you don’t need to learn web development. With WordPress and its huge range of plugins creating a website is now child’s play.
Moreover, you don’t need to spend a huge amount of money on it. Choose a cool domain name with a smart hosting plan. You can look at companies like,
- WP Engine
- And more.
They will all provide the tools you will need to create your very own website.
Select Your Product
Now, it is one of the most important parts. You need to choose an industry that suits you and then start writing your content. Remember, you need to have the right idea and passion for the niche you choose.
Otherwise, you won’t be able to bridge the gap between the buyer and the seller.
Do the Necessary Research
Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive field. There are so many writers writing about the same product. In order to stand out, you need to have all the right ideas about the product or niche you chose.
And to achieve that you need to conduct extensive research. Also, find out what other writers are writing. Try to find out what they are missing. WordPress industry is popular for its support forum.
So, it is easy to conduct your research and find the necessary information. That’s why we suggest you choose WordPress as your affiliate industry.
Sign Up For Affiliate Programs
Remember we told you how the affiliate marketing works through referral link? Well, by signing up for your selected niche and products affiliate program, you will get those links.
You can use those links in your content to generate revenue.
Start Writing Content
Don’t get fooled by the headline. You can’t just start writing and expect it to work. You need to have proper optimization while writing.
When you have all the relevant information about your product you can easily write a review or promotional content for your product. You can follow the Pros & Cons style or you can choose your own style.
Also, it is a good practice to take reference from famous writers and their writing styles. And by optimizing you can rank your post on Google search.
That is why SEO is mandatory.
Promote, Promote, Promote!
After publishing your content, you can’t expect readers to come to your website and read. No, it is not that easy. You can’t stop from your side.
You need to spend time on your content and promote it. And start to do RnD for a new product. There isn’t any particular time limit. You need to work continuously. Otherwise, your site won’t rank in Google ranking and you would fail to generate target leads.
And it also a matter of credibility. When a visitor comes to your site and finds that you are not active in your site it will create a bad impression on your visitor’s mind. And ultimately all your efforts will go in vain.
So, if you follow these steps then you can easily start your own affiliate marketing.
Don’ts of Affiliate Marketing
Now, we showed you how to start affiliate marketing. However, while starting your affiliate marketing, you need to avoid some of the mistakes the armatures make. Like,
Don’t try to Make Money Right Away
You can’t get rich right away with affiliate marketing. You need to have patience. Because
- You don’t have connections
- The site is new
- The amount of content is low
- You are a newbie on affiliate marketing.
Never Choose a Niche That You Have Zero Interest
That is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. If you don’t do any work without passion then there is a little chance you will get any benefit from it.
Also, you will not find the interest to do the deep research you need to do in order to write good content. So, you must choose a niche that suits you.
Don’t Publish a Content You Are Not Sure of
The last thing you need is low quality and unreadable content on your site.
Publishing 150-word product reviews and 400-word how-to’s that don’t even show the reader how to do something is NOT going to do any good for your blog.
Even a 1500 word list post might not help IF it’s not well-formatted. In other words – writing large blocks of text isn’t a good idea.
Structure your content so that the readers will understand.
Never Flood Your Posts with Affiliate Links
This one thing irritate the readers the most. Because,
- It’s not helpful for the reader
- Google does NOT like ten thousand affiliate links in a single post/page
- And they don’t look professional.
Copy n Pasting Content From The Product’s Sales Page
It only happens to marketers who are lazy. By writing the same content from the products sales page you are not adding any kind of value to their readers.
Google doesn’t like duplicate content. The site gets penalized. In other words –it’ll lose its rankings (and a big chunk of their traffic). And you can’t hide anything online from Google. They have eyes on every website.
So, make sure you avoid these mistakes.
Affiliate Program for WPPool
Ok, we talked a lot about the perks of affiliate programs. Now it is time to introduce the WPPool affiliate program. Yes, we also offer a pretty good affiliate program.
Our affiliate program has many perks like,
- You will earn half of the income sale
- Commission up to $180
- No registration fees
- Easy to sign up.
And joining our affiliate program is very easy.
- Sign up for affiliate
- Get To Know Our Product
- Start Promoting the Products
- Get Paid Commission.
See simple as that.
So, we have tried to give you an insight into Affiliate marketing and also its advantages. But, whether you can become a successful affiliate marketer is totally up to you.
You will find it hard at first. However, if you have enough passion, patience, and follow the right tips then no one can stop you. Best of luck.
Also do check out the Affiliate program for WPPool.