Learning affiliate marketing can be a pain in the rear if you don’t know where to start.
Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as some might think if you have the right mentor and are ready to put in the time and effort.
Whilst there are several ways to begin the process of affiliate marketing, there are really only two main things you need to become good at. Both fall under umbrella called traffic.
Traffic comes in a variety of forms, but the two main forms of traffic are paid and organic traffic.
This type of traffic is instant, and can be available in large volumes which means that you could be earning money the instant your ad goes live.
The cost of the ad can be quite high, some ranging around the $0.50 to $1.50 mark per click. And given some products convert at 100 clicks, means if your product is sells for less than $100 could mean you won’t make a profit.
Develop your own traffic
The traffic is essential free. You do have to put in the time and effort to create content that well rank in the search engines, but you only have to do it once. They more content you publish the more opportunities you have to pull in more qualified visitors.
Once this traffic has been developed it can keep producing new visitors to your offer day in and day out.
It can take a while for the traffic to rank and therefore get visitors. For example, one of your posts could take up to a month or two to rank, so there could be not income for at least two to six months.
Offer that Converts
Whether you’re using paid traffic or organic traffic, you must always look at the product that you’re promoting to ensure that it will convert into sales. Because whilst you might have the visitors coming to see your offer, they might not purchase the anything if the sales copy is not conducive to a sale.
Stands to reason really.
That’s why it is important to select from the best affiliate companies.
To understand what offer converts the best you can just swap out offers to see which one converts the best. Once you understand the numbers then you promote the best converting product in full knowledge that you are not sell yourself short.
Vendors can show proof of conversions
Most vendors these days will show proof that their product sell well online in order to get as many good affiliate marketers promoting their products. If a vendor can get affiliate paying for traffic instead of themselves then they will benefit from it.
I always tend to promote vendor who show evidence of conversions, because it means that if they can get it to convert then I will be able to do so as well.
Follow a tried and proven process
There are a number of ways to promote products however, they are tried and proven methods available that most new folks don’t get to see. But if you can find someone who is willing to show you their proven process then go for it. Even if it might cost you a few pennies to do so.
If you can understand and implement a process and get it to work, then all you have to do is to rise and repeat the process until you have developed the income you want.
So it is best to learn this craft from people who have experience in this field. But once you become good at affiliate marketing, then it’s a case of rinsing and repeating the process over and over again until you are earning the money you want to earn.