There are so many ways and options to earn online income.
Making money online can be achieved with quite a few options, and most people start to get involved with affiliate marketing
No doubt you have heard about, read, or maybe got to involved in courses supplies by people claiming to have made lots of money with affiliate marketing. However, and I am not accusing people of misguidance, it is not as easy as it used to be……but it CAN work!!
Some people dive straight in, some read up and gain knowledge about the in’s and out’s of starting. But there is something that is clear……..
There is a right and wrong way to do it……That is what I want to show you today.
OK..How Easy Is It To Get Started in Affiliate Marketing?
Firstly, if you have a blog, then you are already on the journey to make money online. Even more so if you have an audience, or followers, in place.
If you need help the go to Build a Website section and this will help.
Next you need to see what products you use or need to run your blog or online business?
Do those products have affiliate programs attached to them?
These are the best places to start because you will have a good idea what products you need to add to your site, and they may be ones you already are familiar with. Your own perspective will serve well as you already like certain lines, so therefore will be much easier and more comfortable in recommending these anyway.
When you write content about a product, you will be giving an insight and your professional opinion on that item.
Also as your readers will know that you have used and tried this product, they will feel much more at ease and trust what you are saying about it.
Again, HONESTY is they key thing here.
This will gain credibility and readers will keep coming back to your site for any updates if they trust your opinion on what you are writing about
Ok…SO What Is The WRONG Way To Do Affiliate Marketing…?
There is always a flip side to anything we do, and if we do it wrong it will not work…and Affiliate Marketing is no different.
When you have searched the internet looking for something, no doubt you will have come across posts which are just crammed full of links to this, links to that, and guide you to a purchase screen straight away…right?
Well…how do you feel?….Pressured into buying maybe…? Not satisfied with the post you were on…?..Did not trust the reviewer…?
There are hundreds of sites which just load sub par posts on their pages, and just guide you straight to the BUY NOW screen.
This is all well and good, but keep in mind how you feel when this happens, and providing a good review on a product is far more beneficial in the long run.
In my opinion, this no longer works and in fact has the opposite effect and readers will cotton on very quickly and click that back button, or close the screen very quickly if they are not getting value.
My advice is don’t do it…..!
Ok…So How Do I Get Those Commissions Then…?
What I think about is that everyone who visits your site will be different, and you need to consider this.
Many people are very wary of buying things via an online review.
The thinking is that these reviews are solely “marked up” in order to get a sale…talked up…hyped up, in order to generate sales.
So…the TRUST element comes in again.
The best way is to ENGAGE with the reader.
Encourage comments about your review?
Request email contact details so future reviews can me sent to the reader?
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This builds rapport, and and will solidify your reputation as a trusted source, and you can keep in touch with people.
Readers will very rarely purchase on first reading.
They may think about it and come back…?
I know I do this as I want to be sure about buying something, so why should anyone else be different?
You can also offer a FREEBIE in exchange for their email.
A regular newsletter?
Check the affiliate programs you sign up to as they can offer these periodically as well…and can save your readers money along the way!
When you engage with people, they will read your articles more, revisit your site, and this will build your AUTHORITY as a reputable marketer.
When they trust you more and more, you can direct email more often and guide them to new reviews, offers and products or services which contain your affiliate links.
This will help boost sales and income…all down to TRUST and AUTHORITY
Don’t forget, the goal is always help people first, sell second.
NEVER promote something you do not feel comfortable with…ie-would you give to your family as a gift…?
Ok..So That Is It Folks…!
As you will be getting used to know, there are so many ways of making money online, and there is really no cut and dried method which works for everyone.
Most people (including me!) have had to dig deep and keep trying new stuff out…troubleshoot different methods and products, and you will find something that works for you
It is very easy to set up a blog or website now, and if you hit the right method, a lot of money can be made…so…
…Why not give it a go…!!
I am very interseted to hear from people who have tried affiliate marketing.
What worked for you?
What advice or tips do you have or come across that has worked well?
Please leave a comment below, or catch me at Wealthy Affiliate by clicking on my profile page (NIGELW) and leaving a note for me.
Would be great to hear from you…and I sincerely wish you all the best……!!