So you want to learn how to make money from Affiliate Marketing in 2017? If you have heard of affiliate marketing, and you wonder how to make earnings from it, continue reading.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the process where you promote another company’s products and/or services and earn commission from the sale. A well-known example is Amazon’s affiliate program where Amazon pays you a cut if you sell their products through your own website.
Your role in affiliate marketing (a pictorial illustration)
Essentially, you are a middleman connecting the company and the customer.
How to get into affiliate marketing?
The process is simple:
1. Look for a company or product you are interested in or familiar with
2. Sign up as a an affiliate
3. Find and attract customers to buy the products
4. Earn your commission
Do I become an affiliate member of every single program out there?
There are hundreds of thousands of affiliate programs for you to be affiliated to and therefore millions of products and services available for you to promote. From books, electronic products, clothing, collectibles, high end luxury items, down to groceries, everything that you may be buying and using every day. If you can find it, you can earn from it, if you promote it properly and effectively.
Given that there are lots to choose from, you shouldn’t just go out there and sign up for every available program. Making earnings from affiliate marketing is relatively easy but to really see significant returns, it would be good to follow these guidelines:
1. Focus on one product first – do your research
Choose something you are very familiar, especially if you have used it and have experienced the benefits of the product. Intent on knowing everything you can on the product, learn its pros and cons, its benefits and shortcomings, and its potential to do something more for the user.
2. Do your product review – present your findings
Now you know the product inside out, and you know maybe 99% more than the average user. It is time to share your insight information with your potential customers. A good way to present your information would be giving a quality review of the product.
3. Don’t sell, help instead – you are not a cheesy salesman
You are an affiliate of the product, you are here to help your visitors by providing them with all the information you have and then let them make an informed decision themselves. The more useful your information is, the more they will trust you and the higher chance they are going to buy the product through your affiliate link.
But Affiliate marketing has been around for ages, can I still earn from it?
It’s 2017 this year, and even though affiliate marketing has been around for many years, with many internet marketers making huge earnings from this method, it is still going to be profitable. Even if you are just starting out, it is still a good way to introduce yourself into this line and the best way to start.
Check out this article by Kyle, owner of Wealthy Affiliates, where he speaks about the potential growth of affiliate marketing and why you should start now.
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