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WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE MARKETER?
Affiliate marketers promote other companies' products and services through affiliate links in their website and social media platforms. When people purchase that product or service affiliate marketers earn commission through what's called an affiliate program.
So basically, think of it like this; you use a certain product and absolutely love it, so you tell all of your friends about it. But instead of simply sharing the news with people about it, you also earn a bit of money for doing so. When done on a larger scale to an audience of people who trust your opinion and are looking for the types of products and services you promote, it can actually become a side job or even your full-time job.
HOW DO I FIND AFFILIATE PROGRAMS?
The key to deciding on what affiliate programs or to join is really dependent on you and what you want to promote. Global brands such as Amazon, Nike and Lululemon have affiliate programs. Popular affiliate websites include Commission Factory and Click Bank.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO AFFILIATE PROGRAMS?
To sign up to an affiliate program, you’ll usually go to the website, fill out a form, and await approval.
HOW CAN I PROMOTE AFFILIATE LINKS?
There are several ways to promote your affiliate links, including: a website or blog, an email list or newsletter. You can also use social media, like Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook or YouTube. You can even write an e-book or develop other digital products.
Sometimes affiliate marketers use only one method, however the most successful ones employ more than one of these to create income from multiple streams.
HOW DO I GET PAID AS AN AFFILIATE?
This varies depending on the program you join. Before you sign up and start promoting links, make sure you know the compensation plan and how frequently commissions are paid out. You can track your commissions through your affiliate programs affiliate portal and payments are usually made to your bank account through PayPal.
AM I LIMITED TO 1 AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
No, you can join multiple affiliate programs.
WHAT COUNTRIES CAN I AFFILIATE FROM?
The beauty of the internet and our globally connected world is that affiliate programs can be promoted in any country.
CAN I MAKE MONEY AS AN AFFILIATE?
This is the question that all beginner affiliate marketers want to know. The truth is that while you can make money as an affiliate, it’s usually not going to be an overnight success. Any affiliate marketers who say you can make thousands in your first month or two on the job are either extremely lucky or are flat-out lying.
This is the type of job that requires a lot of work upfront and has the potential to pay off in the future. Therein lies the reason that so many people think affiliate marketing is unsuccessful; they try it for a few months, make very little, and call it a wash. However, by sticking with it in the long term, you can actually make money. The best way to ensure success as an affiliate marketer is to clearly understand the types of products and services you want to offer, understand your audience, and deliver high value content consistently. You’re not going to make hundreds of dollars from a couple blog posts, but over time you’ll start to see the income.
WHAT IS A NICHE?
A niche is a combination of the market you want to enter and the specific topic or audience you want to help to attain their goals, needs, and desires. Beginner affiliate marketers often fail to realise the importance of deciding a niche. For example, baby products and supplies is a rather broad category of items; instead, hone in on toddler toys and supplies that are eco-friendly. This is a much more focused and will resonate much deeper with your audience, be they website visitors or email recipients.
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