Affiliate marketing is one of the simplest ways someone
without much web experience can create an online business. Affiliate marketing is the process of selling
someone elses product or service and in return receiving a commission on the
sale. One of the best reasons why
affiliate marketing is one of the best online business methods of making money
online is the amount of products you can sale.
Massive websites such as Amazon, Walmart, and Ebay all have affiliate
programs which people use to earn money.
These massive websites are great, but you will also find they are
heavily over populated with affiliates. If
you want to find micro niche products you must find new smaller affiliate
programs. These programs will have products and services which do not have
thousands upon thousands of affiliates marketing them meaning the competition
will be much less.
To find a highly specific affiliate program you will need to
search through the sites in your niche.
A good example of this is the paid surveys niche. This niche has hundreds of survey websites
with affiliate programs. Do not pick the
first affiliate programs that you come across.
There are a few factors that determine the quality of an affiliate
program. The first thing is the
percentage you get when selling the product, service, or program. In most cases the higher the percentage the
more you will make per conversion. You should also be aware of the amount of
money the product you are attempting to sale is. Choose the price by making sure you know
where the economy is. If the economy is
up then you will want to choose products or services which are higher
priced. In this economy you will want to
choose products that are on the lower priced side. You will see more conversions since the majority
of people you will be marketing to do not have much to spend.
The final part of being a successful affiliate marketer is
implementing the affiliate program you have chosen into your presence and
marketing the presence effectively. When
you place the program in the presence make sure that you place it above the
fold meaning your visitors will not have to scroll down to see it. Doing this will ensure as soon as your
audience loads your site they will see your program. When marketing your presence there are a few
choices that should be considered. Search engine optimization and paid
advertising will bring in the most targeted traffic. A simple way for you to optimize your
presence is going to Google Adwords Keyword Tool and choosing a few keywords that
match the program. Google will tell you
the monthly traffic for the keywords and give you a list of highly related
keywords and the traffic they bring. You
will want to choose a few keywords that have a reasonable amount of traffic
which is over a thousand monthly searches.
Next place the keywords in your URL, titles, headings, description, and
the first few sentences of content.