Whenever I publish my monthly income report, the most common question asked by most of my blogger friends and readers is How to get started with affiliate marketing?
Before I will tell you the golden rule, on which I work, one thing you should know, always come up with your own ideas for promoting your affiliate product. If you will copy someone else idea, you might be making money but for obvious reasons you will be running behind the guy with the main idea, and it won’t be long lasting
The basic idea on which I work is mixing my content and affiliate link, to maintain the Google webmaster TOS. More over I’m not willing to let me Page rank go, just because of these affiliate link. So one thing which I will highly recommend is use nofollow attribute and if you are on wordpress, use Gocodes wordpress plugin, and in your robots.txt file make /go/ or /recommended/ as noindex.
Affiliate marketing requires, proper strategic planning.
There are two main things which you need to have before you start with the affiliate marketing:
- Product (Related and quality)
- Sales Pitch
Selecting the right product is very critical. Most of the product in online market have affiliate link associated with it. It can be any eBook, Cheap webhosting, jewelries and more. Make sure you select the best product based on your niche. Else you might get 1000+ clicks but your conversion rates will be 0%. In the next post I will tell you how to select product for your affiliate marketing.
For selling any product, you need to create a sales pitch. The sales pitch can be in the form of a blog post or can be a static web page. Many companies provide you with a product page. Creating a sales pitch in simple words, you need to make your readers aware of what are they getting with their investment.
The things which you need to keep in mind before selecting your product is, who is going to be your target audience, do you have any current target audience related to same product, or you have to start from scratch.
In both the cases your strategy will be different.
In the upcoming post I will be covering more post related to affiliate market and my own experience with Affiliate marketing.
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