Affiliate Marketing For Beginners – The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer

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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners - The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer

Making money online as an affiliate can be very rewarding.  There have been people who have made millions as affiliate marketers and many are using affiliate marketing as their main source of income.

But being an affiliate marketer can also be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

I have been working online for many years now and have made quite a bit of money myself as an affiliate marketer.

So I am going to show you simple steps you can take to become just as successful. 


Step 1: Choose Your Niche

The first step in Affiliate Marketing is deciding which Niche you want to be in.

A niche is a specialized market segment for a specific type of goods or service. 

The most profitable niches to get into are making money online and health.

You should perform some niche research before putting your time and attention into building an affiliate marketing campaign. Is the niche well-known? Is there a lot of competition in the niche, or will you be able to make a name for yourself quickly? 

I don’t know too many people who wouldn’t want to make more money or be healthy, so I would focus on these two when you are first starting out.

To find out how to find your own niche, read this article.

Step 2:  Sign Up For Affiliate Programs

Sign up for affiliate programs with companies that offer products or services related to your niche. Some popular affiliate networks include Amazon Associates, Commission Junction, and ShareASale.

Clickbank and DigiStore 24 are also popular affiliate networks.    They have products in various niches and affiliates from all over the world use them.  

You can also go to Jvzoo and Warriorplus, though these places mainly focus on the make-money-online niche they do have some health products.

You can also do a google search for your niche + affiliate to find other places with affiliate programs.

When choosing your product you will want to take the following into consideration:

What is the appearance of the product’s sales page?

Would you buy something from the website?

By thoroughly studying the niche and the product, you can select a product that will actually sell.

Step 3: Set Up Your Autoresponder

Having your own list is one of the most important aspects of affiliate marketing. 

 Sometimes it takes several times before someone will buy a product from you. 

Plus you can get them to warm up to you so they will be more likely to buy from you.

By building a list you can establish a long-term relationship with a visitor and provide them with more content and product offers.

In order to build a list you need an autoresponder.

Picking a good autoresponder is essential because you want to ensure your automated emails will be delivered.

Here are the top 3 Autoresponders, click on the images for more information about each one.

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners - The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate Marketing For Beginners - The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate Marketing For Beginners - The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer

Be sure to read my post on How to Build Email List from Scratch to set your list up properly.​

Step 4: Set up your email series

You will want to add about 7 emails to your autoresponder before you start collecting email addresses. 

Perhaps one of the hardest parts many face when building a list is creating an email sequence.  

Knowing what to write can be hard and you don’t want to put your subscribers off.

The fact is some people are not going to like you no matter what you do.  And that is ok, do not feel offended if someone unsubscribes as there can be many reasons for this.  Do not take it personally.

You do want to be friendly and as helpful as possible so you don’t put everyone off.

That being said, there are many places to get done-for-you emails.  As with autoresponders and link trackers, I have tried many different ones.

The post I mentioned in the previous step mentions some places to get pre-written emails. You can read it here.

Read my post on How To Write An Email Message if you would like to learn how to write email messages yourself.

Step 5: Build a website or blog

I don’t know any highly successful affiliate marketers who don’t have their own blog or website.

Smart affiliates understand that sales of numerous products in the same niche generate long-term revenue. Starting a specialized blog is one of the most effective ways to sell several things. Your site can link to a variety of affiliate items, allowing you to earn money in a variety of ways.

Here is an example:

You realize after some investigation that solar energy is a hot (excuse the pun) topic. You develop a blog about solar energy that you can do yourself. You can post articles on solar energy on the site and link to the various solar energy items offered on Clickbank. You can also build your list by giving away a “5 Tips to Smart Solar Energy” report on your site.

The absolute best place that I have come across that teaches you how to build a blog and make money for it, has to be this program here.  They have step-by-step courses and everything else you need to get started building a blog and making money from it.

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You can also use Blogger, WordPress or Wix to start your own blog.

Step 6: Get Traffic

Once you have everything else set up, it is time to get your capture page and blog out for the world to see.

 Share your site on social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.  The easiest way to do this is to use this program:

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Click on Social Media and choose the platform you want to create a design for. Then use one of the templates to create your design. After you have created your design, click on SHARE in the top right corner to easily share or download your design on the social media platform.

If you would like others to share on social media for you, join this program as it will allow you to earn or buy points that you spend on other people promoting your sites:

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You can find more ways to get traffic to your site by reading my blog post How To Increase Website Traffic Free.

Step 7: Track Your Progress

Any successful affiliate marketing plan must include tracking links, yet many novice affiliates make the mistake of skipping this step. By tracking your links you will know which marketing strategies are working and which products are bringing in the most sales.

Step 8: Keep Creating Content

Once you have everything set up you want to keep creating valuable and engaging content that promotes the affiliate products or services you are promoting. This can include blog posts, emails, videos, and social media posts.

Do this every day in a consistent manner to become a successful affiliate marketer.

Thanks for reading my Affiliate Marketing For Beginners – The Step By Step Guide To Becoming A Successful Affiliate Marketer

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