In this article, I will explain how to start affiliate marketing for beginners. Many people either want to start their own business or earn some extra cash on the side, but they don’t know how to get started with affiliate marketing?
Well, affiliate marketing is straightforward and straightforward to get started with, so you don’t have any reason not to try it out.
When you start affiliate marketing as a beginner, the only thing that’s important to know is that you need a product or service that you can promote on your website/blog/youtube channel, etc.
But before you can promote a product or service, you have to find one, so this is what we will look at in this article.
I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know to start affiliate marketing as a beginner;
1. What is affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is a business model where you promote other people’s products to get a commission.
It involves finding a product that you want to promote then uploading it to your website/blog, youtube channel, etc. Then when someone visits your website/blog, youtube channel, etc., and purchases the product, you will earn an affiliate commission.
You can promote any products or services on your blog or website, including Amazon E-books, Amazon Physical products, courses on Udemy, Google AdSense, etc.
It’s important to note that you receive a commission for the product you sell and any other product in the same or different ‘affiliate program.’ This means that if someone purchases a particular product from your affiliate link, they might also buy something else from another affiliate company that you are in. You will get a commission for that product as well.
2. How affiliate marketing works
This is how affiliate marketing works:
You promote a product or service for someone else, and when someone purchases the product through your affiliate link, you will get a commission. This is how it works:
If someone were to purchase a $100 amazon voucher from your affiliate link, you would receive $10 as an affiliate commission alongside the person who bought $100 worth of goods. The commission will vary depending on the number of people that purchase the product through your affiliate link.
3. Why affiliate marketing
There are a lot of benefits from starting with affiliate marketing. From my point of view, the most significant advantage is that you don’t have to waste time finding your product or service.
Most affiliate marketing people promote physical or digital products/services, so there isn’t a big difference in this area.
4. How to get started with affiliate marketing
a. Sign up as an affiliate for a company/product/service
Now that you have a better idea of how affiliate marketing works, the first thing you need to do is sign up as an affiliate for a company, product, or service that you think might be a good fit for your website.
As a beginner, I would recommend that you join an advertising network such as Google Adsense or one of their competitors, this way, it will be a lot easier for you to sign up and get started.
For example, if you go to the AdSense website and click on the ‘Join now’ button, there is a popup window where you can sign in with your Gmail account, and in just a couple of minutes, you will be able to start making money.
b. Create your website or blog
This is probably the easiest part of all of this because so many free services are available that let you create your own website/blog for free.
The most popular ones are blogger.com and wordpress.com; both of them have an excellent tutorial section where you can easily create your website in just a couple of minutes.
c. Add some affiliate links
Now that you already have a website or blog, it is time to add some affiliate links to the content you already have on your website/blog. This part is also straightforward because there are so many different affiliate networks available which you can use to add your affiliate links.
For example, suppose you have a WordPress blog/website. In that case, all you need to do is sign up for an account with one of the hundreds of different affiliate networks available and add your account details in the ‘settings’ section of your blog/website.
d. Start promoting your affiliate links
This is the most fun part; you can promote your affiliate links through word of mouth or social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
As I mentioned earlier in this article, there are hundreds of affiliate networks available, making it extremely easy for new users to find the perfect affiliate network that fits their needs.
One of the most popular marketing strategies to use in affiliate marketing is product reviews because it gives your audience a chance to learn more about the product you are promoting and finally decide if they would like to purchase the product or not.
5. How much money you can potentially make
You can potentially make a lot of money in affiliate marketing, especially if you have a big audience.
Most advertisers will pay you anywhere between $5 and $100 per sale, but it’s important to note that this amount can vary depending on the company/product/service that you are promoting.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn some extra income from the internet, and it’s also a perfect opportunity for people who don’t have their product or service.
Affiliate marketing is a commission-based online marketing strategy where you promote third-party products/services on your blog, website, or social media platforms in hopes of earning a commission if one of your audience purchases the product/service.
Most people promote physical or digital products, but you can also use affiliate marketing for services related to travel, insurance, education, and many more.