Although affiliate marketing really isn’t the easiest way to make money online, it is one of the simplest and fastest ways to get started. The reason is that you don’t need your own products, and you don’t have to provide your own customer service.
What you do need is a product you can promote. If you really want to make even more money, you’ll build a simple lead capture page to help you build a list so you can market to your subscribers over and over. This creates repeat business. (When “gurus” talk about making money at the push of a button, this is what they’re talking about.)
As I mentioned before, affiliate marketing is where you are selling someone else’s products or services. Depending on the type of offer, you will receive a commission when someone clicks, completes an offer or buys from you.
To get started in affiliate marketing, here are the steps you need to take:
1. Find a product to promote.
In fact, you really need to find three to five products to promote as you will write promotional materials as well as autoresponder messages. You want to offer different solutions to the same problem as each person will be looking for a different solution.
Keyword research is crucial here as it allows you to find the right products. Do your keyword research first, and either choose a topic you are interested in or are passionate about.
2. Create a simple lead capture page.
A lead capture page is simply a page that allows your visitors to subscribe to your list. Usually, the list owner (that would be you), will offer a premium for subscribing.
There is tons of free software available on the internet to help you do this. Just do a search in the search engines. (The only other things you will need to complete this step are a domain, web hosting, and an autoresponder.)
3. Create marketing materials.
This means writing autoresponder messages for your autoresponder as well as writing ads, articles, press releases, etc. to promote your new site. Then, load your messages into the autoresponder.
4. Drive traffic to your website.
Traffic techniques include free and paid classifieds, pay per click, article marketing, press releases, joint ventures, ad swaps, solo ads, and others.
Choose one internet marketing technique and try it out first. Test and track until you find what works best for you. The key here is to try different techniques to help you find the combination of marketing techniques that work best for you.
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