Affiliate marketing in a nutshell is when you advertise other people’s products and services for a fee.
It can be digital products, such as e-learning programs – consisting of e-books in PDF format, video courses, software tools and website templates – and physical goods, such as the things that people like you and me buy in stores every day for consumer and entertainment purposes. purposes.
Registering as a partner is very simple. Just do a Google search for affiliate programs and you’ll find dozens of listings of results. But based on my 10 years of internet marketing experience, Amazon, ClickBank, Market Health and JVZoo are by far the most popular. While Amazon deals in consumer products, ClickBank and JVZoo specialize in digital products, which I just mentioned above. Market Health – as its name suggests – focuses mainly on healthcare products. In addition to these, you can also promote services such as autoresponder, domain name registration and web hosting service, which most marketers need as their online tools to start their own online business.
While these companies focus on rewarding you with commissions for every sale you make to them, there are others that will pay you for every five you get from them, regardless of whether that prospect buys. This applies to action-based marketing or CPA marketing. Never Blue and Peerfly are two of the most popular networks that stand out, and you can also find others through Offer Vault and O’Digger CPA search platforms.
When you register, you can choose whether you want to receive your reward by check or direct bank deposit, depending on where you live. For ClickBank, you must generate at least 5 sales before you will be issued a check and choose whether you still want to receive checks or direct deposits. For Amazon, you need to generate at least $100 in rewards before you receive a check if you live outside the US, or you have the same 2 options if you are American.
Once you’re approved, you can start promoting their products and services. Since most of my 10 years have been spent promoting Amazon and ClickBank, I’ll cover them. As much as it’s important to learn and earn now, you need to focus on who your target prospects are and how you can help them fulfill their needs and wants. For Amazon, the answers are very obvious. I usually look for bestsellers, hot releases and products with at least a 4-5 star rating. But for ClickBank, I looked for ones that pay at least $30 in commissions and with a lot of weight, like most advertising affiliates, before considering if I should do the same.
When I decided to advertise, I first placed ads on classified websites like Adlandpro, Adpost, Backpage, Craigslist and Gumtree to get some quick cash to start with. I then focused on creating content for long-term passive income such as writing articles, blogging, e-books, press releases and videos.
For information products, I usually link to them on my squeeze page, and over time, as they become my subscribers, I followed them not only with emails, but also with content and links to my blog posts.
For physical products, those are my affiliate sites that I send my visitors to. But I do my best to make my site not look like an affiliate site, but a really professional looking eCommerce site using WordPress, Ink themes and WooCommerce. So far, I’ve promoted air purifiers, digital cameras, guitars, kindles, robot toys, and seasonal gifts like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chinese New Year.
Now that Facebook has emerged as an all-in-one social media and marketing platform, I am now channeling my time and efforts towards it. Like fan pages, groups, and ads that allow me to target my ideal prospects based on their age, gender, interests, and earning potential based on their profession.
All in all, affiliate marketing is like referral marketing, but it’s mostly done online and can still earn you great long-term passive income if you know how and what to do correctly and regularly. It’s not a get-rich-quick plan, but a plan that will help you earn passively in the long run.
Even without meeting and talking to people compared to traditional marketing such as direct sales and telemarketing.