There might be many reasons why you are looking to making money from home with affiliate marketing.
Maybe you are sick and tired of your boss constantly looking over your shoulder, or just frustrated of living paycheck to paycheck.
If you are looking for the freedom of working your own hours, then it is possible to make a good living with affiliate marketing.
Start an affiliate marketing business in not that hard. If you implement an easy to follow a plan, you can be set up extremely quickly, and on your path to a new career in affiliate marketing.
The basics of affiliate marketing consist of finding a right product to promote, then drive targeted traffic to this product.
Your goal is to get the customer to click on your affiliate link and make a purchase so you can earn a commission.
Now, you might be feeling lost at this point, sounds simple, but you still don’t know where to start.
So, let break it down some more.
Here are three steps to making money from home with affiliate marketing:
Step #1: Finding a Niche or Products
This is where you want to find an affiliate program to promote. You need to find a product that people needs or solve people’s problem.
Amazon, Clickbank, and eBay are excellent places to start and don’t forget others like Commission Junction and Linkshare.
With these programs, you simply sign up for an account, select the product you want to promote, and you’re ready to get started with affiliate marketing.
The selection of products which you can promote ranges from pet supplies, technology products, home and garden supplies, to health and fitness products.
Choose one of these broad subjects and find a popular product, then move onto step 2 below.
Step 2 – Write Articles to Promote Your Products
Writing articles is the cheapest way to start driving targeted traffic to your website. Write an article of about 400 words in length and then publish in the top article directories.
Remember, these directories are already receiving tons of traffic every day so you want to tap into this traffic source.
If won’t take long to learn the basics of article writing. Once you have the hang of writing you can easily write one or two article each day.
If write consistently for a month, you will have 60 articles circulating on the web promoting your affiliate products.
As a beginner to the affiliate marketing, you will find it easier to write on topics on which you are knowledgeable, eventually expanding to other areas.
Step 3: Setting Up a Blog of Your Own
All you need to do is create a simple blog for your visitors. Provide them with additional content about your chosen product.
This would be the perfect time to list some of the benefits and uses of the product and write a review about the product.
On this page, you will have a link to the order page. Your customer is convinced that this product is the solution they have been searching for and complete the purchase.
All you need to do is create a simple blog for your visitors. Provide them with some additional information about your chosen product.
This would be the perfect time to list some of the benefits and uses of the product.
On this page, you will have a link to the order page. Your customer is convinced that this product is the solution they have been searching for and completes their purchase.
You have made your first sale!