There are plenty of opportunities online to earn money. In this post I’m going to share one of those methods in a detailed manner.
AFFILIATE MARKETING (PAY-PER-SALE) STRATEGY:
The world has seen many ages like Stone Age, Bronze Age and various marketing strategies. We are now in the Age of Internet, and the current and future marketing strategy for this platform is Affiliate Marketing.
If I have to say this in a layman’s word, you will be paid for referring a customer to an organisation. Still not clear? Let me explain in a pictorial way. The below info graphic may not be clear. Download that image and zoom the same for better clarity. The info graphic below was taken from “suggarrae.com”. If this credit has not been given, she will kill me!
How Affiliate Marketing works?
Imagine this scenario. You have purchased one brand new Apple “iPhone” from a store. You are completely satisfied with the product and referring all your friends to buy the same phone from that store. And everybody is buying as per your advice. The next morning that store owner is coming and giving you some amount of dollars as a token of appreciation for referring the customers. Wouldn’t that be nice? Is this possible? Of course this is possible! And that is AFFILIATE MARKETING.
Alright. We got the concept of affiliate marketing. I want to earn from affiliate marketing. Can you explain us HOW?
Ok then. It’s time to dive deeper into affiliate marketing!
I request you to follow the steps in order to get the complete knowledge. Please just don’t skim through the document and search for the images alone. At the end of this tutorial I will also share the sites that are making money from this strategy.
This is one of the strategies of Affiliate marketing. It would be better if you are aware of the other strategies of Affiliate marketing.
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- A website with good content.
- Good friends
- Decent Number of traffic (Visitors)
- Products or services to promote.
- Capacity to predict the market.
Now let us elaborately discuss about the above mentioned stuffs to become an affiliate marketer.
A website with good content: The first and foremost thing to earn money via this opportunity is to own a website. You don’t need to be a coding expert or a master in HTML, PHP and CSS to create a website. There are plenty of options available online to create a website within a minute. Or you can just contact (+91 9791472657) our best web designing team in Trichy to create your website.
Ok. I have started a website. I don’t want to waste time anymore. Tell me how to earn money instantly!
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hold on for a second. We have just created a website. Will anyone read a blank paper interestingly? Will you read a blank paper? NO, right!
Now it’s time to write the content for your website. Don’t just copy and paste anything that you find in the internet blindly. And don’t think that no one can notice or catch you. Today’s search Engines has smarter algorithm to detect such type of content. Why am I saying this here? I did the same when I was in initial stage of blogging. I copied and pasted everything I saw on web. And it took me years to rectify this mistake. So please prepare contents that are unique, and contents that will gain readers attention. Always remember, the traffic for your site depends on your content. So please pay more attention in generating the good quality content.
Good friends: You may wonder why this guy has included FRIENDS in this list. There is a reason for this. Do you think maintaining a website is that simple? Maintaining a website is simple if you have good friends. Being a single man, it will be very difficult to run a website. Involve like-minded people in this along with you. Teach them, learn from them. Try to increase the friends circle, both on and offline. This will help you in gaining confidence and also the TRAFFIC J we need!
Decent Number of traffic (Visitors): In order to earn online, traffic is the most important thing. You can earn money easily (?) by referring people. For that you need people to visit your website. Try to gain more number of visitors. If you have good quality content and friends then gaining the visitor is not a big problem.
Products or services to promote: After getting all the above mentioned requirements, it’s time to sign up with any seller to promote their products or services. This is the most important step, as this is the one that will give us earning. Sign up with the sites that are relevant to the content of your site. If you fail in signing up with the correct person, it will be difficult to sell the products. Most of the new affiliate marketers are doing some mistakes which may cause a serious issue. Let me clarify with you an example. Consider you are running a website that contains review about the latest gadgets and mobiles. Then you must sign up with the online sellers of these products like Amazon. If you sign up with any other like friend finders, tourist guides or matrimonial services sites, no one will buy those products from your site. That is why I am insisting in signing with relevant affiliate program. As I said earlier, I will explain some of the successful sites that earn from affiliate marketing. After seeing that, you may get the importance of this step.
Capacity to predict the market: I think I don’t need to explain this step, as the title itself conveys the meaning. My friends have misunderstood when I said this point. There is a common misconception among people. “Capacity to predict the market” means JUST have a basic foreseeing about the products that you are selling. You don’t need to be market analysing expert.
Let me explain this with a real incident. One of my friends has started a website about the latest mobiles in the market and upcoming mobiles. He posted various articles and the expectations about the upcoming mobile “Moto-e” (during the creation of this content). He explained everything about that mobile in a clear manner and when the mobile was launched, he earned a considerable amount as referral commission. I hope you are now clear about what I have said.
(NOTE: Please don’t think that these are the only steps that are required to make money from affiliate marketing. The steps illustrated in this are basic and must have. I suggest you people to do a research about the basic terminologies used in this field, read the terms and conditions of the affiliate programs, FAQs about affiliate marketing)
SITES MAKING MONEY FROM AFFILIATE MARKETING:
There are numerous sites that are earning a lot from affiliate marketing. Here I have just taken a website for illustration.
Most of you people have heard about “smartprix.com”. The nature of the site is to compare the price of the products from leading online store and helping the user to a best buy.
This is how the price comparing page looks.
If you click shop from Amazon button, the page gets redirected to Amazon’s page. Note the “url” in the address field. Can you see “tag=smartprix-21”? This is the unique tracking id given by Amazon to track the sale. When the user bought the product from the referral link, Amazon will give the commission as per the rate described.
ONE IMPORTANT THING:
I have seen people set up a website today and expecting income from affiliate marketing tomorrow. This strategy will work only when the guidelines are followed along with the intelligence of the user. So please act accordingly and don’t lose hope. PATIENCE is the most important thing that is needed!
Thanks for reading such a lengthy post! Happy Earning! Are you an affiliate marketer then let us know what strategy you are using to make a sale! Please share this with your friends if you like this post!