In this post, we are going to discuss 5 simple and no-cost steps that you can start with affiliate marketing. First of all, do not take this info lightly, and for goodness sake don’t overthink it. If you follow the steps that I will outline for you you will get results.
Step 1: The very first thing that we need to do is set up a place for you to send your prospects to. Don’t panic, like I said these steps are no cost and fairly easy to implement, but you are going to have to put in the work to see results.
So what you’re going to need is to set up a free blog or a free website using a blogger or WordPress, or you can use Weebly or Wix which are free website builders, It doesn’t matter which one you use because remember we’re just making a place to send our prospects to.
Now we need to name it. Don’t try to be creative or get too stuck on this. Because later on when you’re making money you can worry about your name and all that stuff when you buy a domain name, for now just pick something simple for the name. Don’t waste too much time on this, just pick a name and go with it.
Step 2: Now we need to pick a product platform and a product to use in our promotion. A lot of people use JVzoo, Warriorplus, and or ClickBank.
I like ClickBank just because there are so many high-ticket items there, but it really doesn’t matter you can pick whichever platform you want. Then we will pick a product. I’m going to use ClickBank as an example. all of these platforms are free to sign up to and only take a few minutes to sign up.
I like ClickBank because you don’t have to get approval from the vendor before promoting the product. After you sign up with ClickBank you’re going to need to pick a username, this is how ClickBank tracks your affiliate marketing and makes sure that you get paid the commission.
Again this is something you don’t need to waste a lot of time on. Just come up with a small word and a couple of numbers or something, Do not take a lot of time on this, just get it done.
Now you’re going to need to pick out a product. There are three main categories to choose in internet marketing. They are health, wealth and relationships. I suggest you pick something out of the wealth category like Internet income opportunities.
The reason for that is because right now there are so many people stuck at home that are trying to find ways to make money that are desperate to learn how. It’s very simple to find a product that you might be interested in promoting.
Click on “promote product”, Then grab your affiliate link, and copy that onto a notepad or into word. Now that you have your affiliate link you are ready for the next step.
Step 3: Now on the vendor’s affiliate page, there will be all the marketing materials that you will need. They should have email swipe files, blog post templates, keywords, even video templates for YouTube. All you need to do is take some of this material and rewrite it in your own words to post on your blog or website.
Do Not Copy and Paste. This will not work. You need to put your own spin on it. In your blog posts don’t forget to scatter some of the keywords in your content, then hyperlink those keywords with your affiliate link back to the offer. Do not let any mental blocks keep you from doing this, you’ve got this you just have to get started. It will get easier as you do more of it.
Step 4: Let people know about it. Do not spam. Do not use raw affiliate links.
Okay. So how are we going to let people know about this amazing product we just discovered?
Now I could go into great detail on all the ways to drive traffic to offers but that would take like a week for you to read, so we’re going to stick with some simple and no-cost methods that work. You are going to look for forums and blogs that allow commenting.
Don’t panic, this is easier than you think. You can do a simple Google search with your niche plus forum. Example (make money from home forums) If “make money from home” was your niche. And I guarantee whatever niche you picked, you’re going to come up with thousands of results. Join some of these forums and start contributing to conversations.
Now I know what you’re thinking, I have no idea what to say in these forms. Yes, you do, everything you need is in the affiliate page that the vendor provides you. Also do not spam. We want to provide real value and people will take you seriously.
Oh, and whatever you do, do not put your affiliate link in your posts, we’re going to link those people back to your website or blog that you created. Nobody has a problem with you saying, After you provide value, “hey I just wrote an amazing blog post about blah blah blah blah blah and if you guys want to read it you can go to my blog and check it out here”. Try to solve a problem for them.
I have never had an issue with this type of post, if you’re linking to a website or a blog they don’t have a problem with you saying that because you’re providing value. But if you just say, “here check out my crap” and put an affiliate link you’re going to get banned.
Step 5: More Traffic. Don’t forget YouTube. It is one of the best ways for free traffic out there. There’s no cost to get started, there’s thousands of screen capture and video capture apps out there.
You can do it from your cell phone or laptop or whatever, there’s no excuse not to put up review videos, again provide value. and if you do a short video every day or every other day at the end of the month you’ve got 15 to 30 videos all linking back to your website.
Use keywords, in video title and description, and tags. Now In your Forum post, you can let people know that you did a video helping them solve an issue that they’re having. People love videos.
So question and answer sites are little gold mines. Like Quora. We do the same thing. We look for people who have a problem. Maybe somebody is complaining about how hard it is to get started in cryptocurrency.
Well if you happen to be promoting a cryptocurrency product. you can reply with something like “Hi John I see that you’re having issues with getting started with cryptocurrencies, man I remember when I started in cryptos I struggled like crazy, but then I came across some information that literally saved my bank account. I can’t tell you how much this helped me. I know it can help you too. I just wrote a post on my blog about how this helped me crawl out of the hole that I was in. Here Is the post. (link to your site)
Some forums and blogs don’t let you put a link in your post but there’s usually a place to put a link to your website in your profile or in your description.
Yes, it really is that simple you just have to do it. The guy that showed me how is John Thornhill.
See how he changed everything for me here. https://sidehustleop.com/john
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