How To Become A Successful Affiliate Marketer with skills:
Alright, this is a vast topic. But I’m going to try my very best to keep it concise. So sit back, relax and go through this step by step. And also, at this point I also assume you have a general idea on What is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It Work?.
As with any business, Affiliate Marketing takes a lot of learning, time, trial and error. In this article, I would like to show you what it takes to become an affiliate marketer.
To begin with, I’d like to lay out a basic idea of what you’ll need to possess to start your journey towards a successful Affiliate Marketing
Do your research first and understand your market. Here are a few key ingredients for you market research.
- What is the demand of the product/service you promote
- Is people willing to pay for it or are they browsing for mere information
- What is the gender of people who are interested in your promotion
- Does the age group of your audience fall under the people willing and/or capable of spending
Even though there are different soft-wares you can buy for these, simple google search can reveal a lot of these information. I use google’s free Keyword planner. All you need is a gmail account.
Your knowledge on how to acquire, process and understand these information gives you a crucial start before you start promoting the product/service. Take time to exercise these abilities whenever you come across an interesting product. Start with a piece of software or App you use. Think for a minute that you are promoting the web browser you use. Do a research on what type of web browser people use by the guidelines I just gave you.
The Product You Choose:
When you are starting off with Affiliate marketing, try to promote Only the Product/service you use and are well versed with.
To be honest with you, this is where I started seeing success with my affiliate marketing. Make a blog or video about the product/service you use. Put a quality content out there about it, let people enjoy your content and offer them with your affiliate link.
This way, you are making them build a trust in you and connect with your content. You will see amazing conversion rates with this method alone. It not going to make you filthy rich; lol, but is surely going to give you a kick start.
Don’t get me wrong here. Im not asking you to buy each and every product you want to promote. But what im trying to do here is to help you get on your feet. Once you get a feel of how things work, you’ll be able to see what your audience’s interests are in your niche.
How, When and Where to Showcase your promotion?
This is where the gameplay is. I have to be honest with you here; no matter how much you learn about these tactics of affiliate promotion, you won’t understand it unless you go through a phase of trial and error on yourself. Trust me.
BUT, you can shortcut a lot of frustration by knowing where and how your audience are looking to find the information about the product/service you promote. Let me explain.
Here is an example of what you could do. Let’s say for instance that you have a piece of editing software you use. I would recommend that you find an affiliate network (shareasale, commissionJunction etc.) where you can promote that particular software. Now, if you can make a video for instance; on YouTube, about the product or explaining how to do a certain process with it. You can offer them at the end or at an appropriate point in the video, your affiliate link and invite them to go check it out.
Try starting your affiliate marketing centered on your Blog and YouTube channel. Be unique on your content. Provide quality content first and offer a promotion.
Important Trait for a Successful Online Marketer:
How you become a Successful Online Marketer depends greately on your ability of not being distracted and to do ONE THING AT A TIME. Believe me or not, the information overload and the euphoria of opportunities distracts anyone from their path towards the goal. When you jump one hoop at a time, it becomes a lot easier to establish online and build your online presence as a successful Online Marketer.