If you’ve been looking for a way to make money online, then you’ve probably run into a lot of scams and to-good-to-be-true ideas. Save yourself a lot of hassle and heartbreak by going old school to good old affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing has been around a long
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is selling someone else’s product and receiving a commission for each sale. You don’t have to create a product, store inventory, make deliveries or deal with customer service.You simply sell, and move on. It’s like running an online shop without having to deal with products or customers.
While you can market affiliate products by launching ad campaigns and using social media, the best surefire way to get affiliate sales is still creating a targeted niche blog as your affiliate marketing website. (You can set up with Hostgator, it’s cheap and easy! Some links I provide in this blog are affiliate links and I make a small commission if you purchase from these links.)
You sell affiliate marketing products by building trust. You make yourself the expert and influencer in that niche and doing that takes content. Since you will be spending a lot of time on content, you’re going to watch a niche that you enjoy as well as one that makes a good profit. So how do you go about picking a niche where passion equals profit?
4 Easy Steps
#1. First, make a list. Write down what excites you and what you would do to learn more about that hobby or interest. Would you read e-books, take online courses, watch videos?
#2. Let Google show you the money. Open a new browser window (if using chrome use incognito mode so that the Google results aren’t colored by things you’ve searched in the past). Do half a google search and let auto-predict show you the most popular options. For example you can type in “how to” and let google fill in the rest. You can go deeper by adding the first letter to each search like this “how to a” or “how to f”. Pick niches that excite you from these search results.
3. See what products other people are selling in the niches you choose. Again we’re going to use Google but we’re going to change the way we search. This time, use one of the niche ideas you found and combine it with phrases like “money back” or “review.”
4. Now visit a reputable affiliate marketing site like Clickbank, Shareasale, Commission Junction or even Amazon. Search products by the niche you selected and pick products that are popular and profitable.
Once you have your niche and products selected, it’s time to build that website! Make sure you provide a lot of high quality content to keep your readers engaged. Once they trust you, they will buy the products you recommend.