I wanted to do a brief introduction to affiliate marketing.
Because, next week I will be starting some free training on affiliate marketing and I want you to have a good insight into what it is and how it works before we begin!
If you don’t like reading, feel free to watch the video below 🙂 However, everything is also explained in this blog post.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online without owning your own course of product.
There are two main routes to get into affiliate marketing.
You would either:
- Go to an affiliate network such as Clickbank and choose a product to promote.
- OR, go to a course owner yourself and ask them if you could promote their product.
What would then usually happen, is you would get a URL (Website address) that is unique to you, and you can begin to promote that product.
Now obviously, if you already have an audience such as a Facebook or Twitter following, you want to choose products that would be relevant to that audience.
For example, it would be silly to promote a craft product to a business audience.
However, if you don’t have an audience yet, don’t worry. You don’t have to have an audience to begin with.
Long term you will want to build an audience within your specific niche, however, in the short term, you can run affiliate promotions through other promotional methods (I will discuss more about this next week- when we start the free training!)
What Are The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is the ULTIMATE business model.
Because, let’s imagine for a second you wanted to start your own online business from scratch.
You would need to:
- Come up with an idea
- Create the idea
- Market the Product
- Deliver the product
- Deal with customers
When you become an affiliate marketeer, your sole job becomes to market the product, and much of the time you are given a whole load of tools from the company you are working with to help you do this!
I have been running a little affiliate promotion for the past two weeks.
I did not push hard at the promotion, I just suggested the product to a few people who I thought would benefit from it, and here is my result.
I made $540 on this promotion ($300 being this week and $240 the previous week) and I also got won two gifts from them as well which were worth $350 total. I opted for cash to my Paypal account for this gifts, because being based in the UK shipping is difficult- but as you can see yesterday (7th November 2016) I made $180 for doing pretty much nothing!
And you want to know the really cool thing?
Some of these commissions are reoccurring! So I will receive some of this money every single month for no extra work!
Fab huh? That will become totally passive income for me, for as long as my user continues to use the product.
Having no customer service is obviously a huge benefit as well!
All of this means you can literally work from anywhere in the world as long as you have a laptop and internet connection.
The great thing about getting into affiliate marketing now, is that because of social media, anyone can do it.
Before, you used to have to be skilled at search engine optimisation, or pay per click, but this is just not the case anymore.
Next week, I am going to be doing some free training on affiliate marketing to help you get started in this business model.
If you think this is something that is up your street then you can register your interest in the training by clicking HERE.
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