Affiliate Marketing Made Simple | Affiliate Marketing 100


Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to earn passive income online. If you’ve ever dreamt of making money while you sleep then affiliate marketing is one of the first strategies you’ll want to look at.

Now I said you can make money while you sleep and you really can with affiliate marketing, however don’t expect that to happen until you have invested hours and days and months into your business!

Affiliate Marketing has always been one of the best means of earning an income online.  That was true years ago and still true today.

Affiliate marketing generates income for the bloggers, YouTubers, email marketers, social media and the affiliate partner (a company or affiliate program).

I can describe affiliate marketing as means of driving leads, which is known as traffic from your blog/website to the website of your partner, again a company in which you are an affiliate or an affiliate company. Anytime the visitors click your affiliate link, the visitor is directed to the affiliate partner or the affiliate company.

10 Steps You Must Do To Maximize Your Efforts

While affiliate marketing is a relatively straightforward concept, the process of implementing a strategy can be a little complex.

Here’s a quick look at 10 steps you’ll need to do as an affiliate marketer:

  1. Planning: Any successful affiliate marketing strategy starts with extensive planning
  2. Build your site: Build your website or blog
  3. Define your niche: What is it you want to promote?  Healthcare, baby clothes, cookware, e-books, electronics…the list is endless
  4. Set up your domain: domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website.
  5. Choose your program: Choose the affiliate program you’re going to work with and sign up
  6. Create your content: Create your affiliate content recommending the products or services you’re promoting
  7. Build your audience: Promote your content, build your search presence and generate enough traffic to earn a good affiliate income
  8. Achieve profitability: Make sure you’re earning more than you pay into your affiliate marketing strategy and enough to cover the time you also invest
  9. Scale your strategy: Test new methods to expand your audience and increase your affiliate revenue
  10. Automate everything you can: Maximize your profits while minimize the manual workload

WOW sounds like a lot…and it is but don’t get too discouraged, there are a lot of training on YouTube to help you.  In addition, many Affiliate Companies who specialized in teaching you affiliate marketing have in depth training and coaching.

Creativity Is The Key

Creativity is the key to make it on affiliate marketing.

You can get to the top of affiliate marketing through these simple steps:

  • Choose a Reliable Affiliate Partner
  • Optimize Your Keywords
  • Research Affiliate Program
  • Get the traffic
  • Focus on Your Audience
  • Optimize Your Content
  • Evaluate Your Results Frequently

Now let’s take an in depth look at each:

1. Choose a Reliable Affiliate Partner

This is number 1 and the key to your success.

An affiliate partner can be any company you choose to be an affiliate.  Amazon, for example is a company that offers an affiliate program.  Walmart is another example.

The key to choosing your affiliate partner is, What Are Your Interest?

If you’re interested in automotive, there are companies that offer affiliate programs in automotive.  What about clothing?  Look for companies that offer affiliate accounts.

What about affiliate companies?  There are many companies that offer coaching, training, support and products for you market.

Market that company and earn a commission when someone joins or becomes a member.

The important thing you must do is identify how or what you want.  Do you want to market a company like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Nike or a host of other companies?  Or do you want to market a company that has an affiliate program?

Pick your niche.

Assuming you focus on Baby wears and fashion, it will be easier for you to choose an affiliate marketing program that sells baby wears and fashion materials in general. I know this will be the best because you speak more about fashion, which will correlate with the product you would be marketing via content strategy. The avenue of explanation is open widely through your content.

2. Optimize Your Keywords

It is impossible to remove SEO from an affiliate marketing campaign because the need for keywords is paramount, even the search-friendly ones.

Keyword search optimization is a critical step in initial stages of search engine marketing, for both paid and organic search. If you do a bad job at selecting your target keywords, all your subsequent efforts will be in vain. So it’s vital to get keyword optimization right.

But optimizing keywords isn’t something you do ONLY at the outset of a search marketing campaign. Ongoing keyword optimization is necessary to keep uncovering new keyword opportunities and to expand your reach into various keyword verticals. So keyword optimization isn’t a set it and forget it process. By continuously performing keyword analysis and expanding yo

3. Research Affiliate Programs

Every day, you probably come across a website that promotes a product or service from another company. It may be because it’s so good that it deserves to be shouted about, but more often than not it’s down to affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a fantastic way to create a new revenue stream for a website, blog or social media channel. It pays the promoter for any conversion or sale made as a result of a visitor clicking on that promotion. It’s a bit like being a social media influencer that makes money from sponsored posts or promotions.

Your traffic will trigger the sales, and if you do not have enough traffic, you need to work on that for you to have a pleasurable affiliate marketing experience.

Your research will uncover a lot of programs.  As mentioned in Number 1 above, your first decision is to become an affiliate for a company or to join an affiliate marketing company and promote their products an/or membership.

4. Get Traffic

Traffic is the fuel of affiliate marketing.  You want visitors to click your affiliate link to get additional information or to purchase a product.

You can generate traffic by two means:   Organic or paid traffic.

Traffic is you’re backbone of getting paid.  For many affiliate marketers this is their roadblock.

Getting traffic is not that difficult.  Social media is a great source for traffic.  Purchasing Solo Leads is another.  Facebook with either paid ads, or organic has been a great go-to for many successful marketers.

YouTube has become one of the top sites for getting leads.  This involves creating short videos that drives traffic to your website or blog.

Don’t like being on video….there are many ways to creating videos in which you need not be in the video or a site like Fivver will create one for you.

5. Focus On Your Audience

Focus on your target market.  What do they want?  What are they looking for?  What are the issues or problems they are trying to solve?

Answer these question and then laser your focus to provide a solution.

Targeting your audience with valuable information that addresses their challenges and questions.

If your first aim and objectives is to satisfy your audience and create value for their wants and needs.

If your target audience are people wanting to create a part-time income from home, help them with programs that solves that issue.

If your audience is looking for children shoes, find an affiliate company that sell shoes to children.

Put “blinders” on and laser focus the exact people looking for what you got.

About the Author


Bill Fletcher is a long time marketer and coach. My goal is to help anyone who is interested in building a business through a systematic approach to success. Affiliate Marketing 100 will guide you with the help of some of the best articles and coaching program available anywhere. We train you in all categories of business building and success management.

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