How to Get Started the Affiliate Marketing?

by Evan M. Evan Murray A Graduate & Blogger
Affiliate marketing is an exciting and growing industry. It is one of the most rewarding ways to earn money online, and there is no limit to the passive income you can earn. It's fun and challenging, and it takes strategy, creativity, and effort. Here are some ideas and steps to get you started.

Understand the fundamentals
Maybe you know what affiliate marketing is and how it works. If not, check out this introductory article . You'll want to understand concepts like cookie, conversion period, action, tracking, deep linking, gain per click (EPC), and more. Leading affiliate networks ShareASale and Awin have a glossary worth checking out. You can also take a class or watch a few videos on YouTube to help you establish your basics. If you don't want to bear the hassle of network profile managing to build an affiliate site then you can take help from the third party services like RevGlue who offers different tools to build affiliate site freely

Consider what it will take to be successful
Have you thought about what it will take for you to be successful in affiliate marketing? Have you scanned the landscape to see what the publishers are doing? You should do this. Like any job, the role of an affiliate marketer requires a lot of hard work and commitment. If you are just starting out, expect to work full time. Part-time hours can come later.

You will need traffic. Traffic in marketing circles is the number of visitors and users of a website. For example, 1,000 people visit your blog each month. Selling is a numbers game, so the more traffic the more clicks and conversions you can expect. Most publishers use a combination of marketing and sales strategies and techniques to get traffic.

Find affiliates to emulate. It's hard to know what affiliates are doing well. Some marketers post fraudulent income reports, while others rent houses or cars for YouTube videos to make it look like they've "made it". (Some marketers will do anything to earn your trust and loyalty.) Successful affiliates create fantastic / intuitive content and drive thousands of visitors to their sites. You can get an idea of ​​a site's traffic with SimilarWeb and Semrush .

Conduct of hypothesis scenarios
Suppose you want to earn 5,000 to 10,000 dollars per month. You need to get enough visitors to your blog, YouTube channel, or social media profile to reach your income goal. Here is an example of what you could earn, given 50,000 users per month traffic.

Monthly statistics:

Traffic: 50,000 users
Clicks: 40,000 (80% of users click at least once)
Conversion rate : 0.25%
Sales: 100
Average commission: 50
Income: 5,000
See how easy it is to hit your target. Wait! The world is not perfect, and neither are examples and what-ifs. Here are some things to consider:

Summer months and holiday periods typically experience less traffic, clicks, and conversions
Conversion rates fluctuate for a number of reasons e.g. changing market trends, new prices, new competitors and changes to a product / service
A product that converts today might not perform in a year or two
A merchant can change their conditions or deactivate their program
Your website could be taken offline for a few hours due to technical issues. Merchant sites can also be taken out of service.
I have experienced all of the above and find that there are many variables that impact my results. This is the nature of marketing and sales . This is why I apply conservative estimates like a conversion rate of 0.10 to 0.30% and an average commission of $ 20. Naturally, the scenarios and ratings vary from affiliate to affiliate as we promote different articles and focus on different niches.

Set realistic goals
No matter how hard the online effort is, sales start with traffic. If you don't have a website or if you don't get enough visitors, it is unrealistic to expect commissions in the thousands. You should base your goals on the traffic you receive. Then you need to be careful in your predictions to avoid disappointment. Making fun of yourself won't increase your conversion rates, but traffic and dedication will.

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About Evan M. Freshman   Evan Murray A Graduate & Blogger

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