In case you’re wondering how the hell I’m writing this article right now, it’s because I just made over $100,000 online with my favorite network, Clickbank. I’m talking about affiliate marketing, which is when an online retailer (such as Amazon, eBay, or their owned brands); they have products they want to sell, and they pay you (typically via a rebate) when someone clicks a link or buys a product sold by an affiliate. It’s basically a win-win scenario, especially if you’re driving traffic to a lucrative affiliate program.
If you’ve been thinking about trying your hand at making money online, here’s the guide for you. It will teach you the basics of making money online now. Let’s get started.
Step #1: Find Your Niche
The first step in affiliate marketing is finding your niche. In other words, you have to identify a specific group of customers who will benefit the most from your services. For example, if you are an online retailer of clothes, accessories, and luggage, then you can become an affiliate for online luggage stores. Or, if you are an online clothing store, you can become an affiliate for sports wear and swimwear.
Choosing the right affiliate program to join is critical. Make sure the programs you plan to join offer products that fit your niche, and that you can promote effectively. Once you’ve found the right fit, you can move on to Step #2.
Step #2: Create Your Own Product
The first step in creating your own product is to make a list of everything you need to create your product. It can be anything from a physical product (like a t-shirt, mug, or travel bag) to an online resource (like a membership website, eBook, or YouTube channel).
Once you have a list of everything necessary, you can begin to make your product. It’s important to take your time with this step. You want to make sure everything is perfect before you put in the effort to promote your product.
Step #3: Promote Your Product
Once you have a product you want to promote, it’s time to start promoting it. There are three ways you can do this:
- Product Review: In this case, you are reviewing a product and trying to convince the reader to purchase the product you are promoting. This is generally done via a blog post. For example, if you are promoting a green sheet wallet, you can write a review about the product emphasizing how it works and what you like about it.
- Comparison Shopping: Here you are comparing different products and trying to convince the reader to purchase the one you are promoting. This is often done through a blog post. For example, if you want to promote a travel bag, you can compare it to other bags and explain the differences. You can also do this for a particular retailer if you want to sell their products.
- Product Tricks and Tips: In this case, you are showing readers tricks and tips on how to use or get the most out of your product. This could be done through a blog post, videos, or eBooks.
Each of these methods of promoting your product can be done for free using platforms like Google Blogger, StumbleUpon, and Pinterest. Just make sure you target the right audience.
Step #4: Get Paid
Once you’ve started to gain a following, it’s time to get paid. There are several ways to do this, but the best and most popular way is via a commission on the sales of your products. In order to get paid, you simply need to refer people to a merchant who is paying you when they purchase a product from the merchant. Generally, you’ll be paid per click or per sale.
There, now you know how to make money online. Just follow the steps above, and you’ll be able to succeed in any niche. Just keep in mind that the more you make, the more you’ll need to earn. And never, ever get overloaded with work. If it’s going well, you can always hire contractors to help you scale up.