Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting another company’s products or services for a commission. If you have read from my earlier post on what is affiliate marketing, this post will help you to get started as an affiliate marketer. If you get basics right, you can also earn from affiliate marketing like me. Becoming an affiliate is very simple. In this post I will share tips and ideas which will help you to get start affiliate marketing with zero knowledge.
So, I believe you already have the basic of affiliate marketing. There are many ways internet marketers are doing affiliate marketing and below I will share how I started with it.
What you Need to Get start Affiliate marketing:
I have shared all important links below to become a master of affiliate marketing, and get these tips step by step.
01. Promotion Channel
Before you start your journey with affiliate marketing, you should have a good promotion channel. You can promote affiliate products on various platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google, forum and etc.. But I recommend you having a reputable blog and it will help you to keep earning in longer run. You need to generate regular content and reviews around your product.
02. Choose the right product and marketplace
I am an affiliate of many networks such as Commission Junction, Viglink, ShareaSale, Clickbank, Amazon and more. It’s really not about the network; it’s more about the relevant products that you promote on your website. You can always be a good critic and try product to share your review and opinion. Most of the product in online market have affiliate link associated with it. It can be any eBook, cheap web-hosting, service and more. Make sure you select the best product based on your niche. Else you might get thousands of clicks, but your conversion rates will be very low.
03. Selling pitch
To sell any product, you need to create a sales pitch. It can be in form of a blog post or can be a static web page. Create sales pitch in simple words; you need to make your readers aware of what are they getting with their investment.
04. Link Cloaking
Search engine ranking is the most important one to the affiliate marketers. So, optimising our blog SEO friendly is very important. In this video, Matt Cutts talked about how Google handle affiliate links and what should we do if we are worried about such affiliate links.
I highly recommend you to use WordPress plugin solution Gocodes for clocking your affiliate link to make it look beautiful. In this plugin settings, there is an option which let you add nofollow attribute to all links cloaked using this plugin, which will help you to stop passing link juice to affiliate links. Also, additionally I highly recommend you to add the Gocodes URL trigger in your robots.txt as disallow.
For example, my URL trigger for affiliate links are /out/ and in my WordPress robots.txt file, I have following lines:
This is to make sure Google doesn’t crawl such links and your affiliate site is not penalized for any kind of affiliate links penalty.
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