Had to write this affiliate marketing for beginners article to answer a few questions regularly asked about affiliate marketing for beginners plus discuss some affiliate marketing tips to get you started.
This article is not only affiliate marketing for beginners but also more advanced marketers looking for inside tips too.
Never Done Affiliate Marketing Before ?
You will be required to do marketing in order to get people to see what your selling. You have different methods of marketing but marketing can get a little tricky.
Here I will be giving you an overview of affiliate marketing for beginners and what you need to do in order to get started.
In affiliate marketing you are selling products that others have already created and are already set up to take orders. This makes affiliate marketing a very attractive business and many are raking in some serious dough with it and you can too.
This is not only affiliate marketing for beginners it is also for those who are currently struggling with affiliate marketing as well.
First thing you need to do is figure out what product you will sell and which niche would you prefer to work with. My advice is to select a niche that you know something about and can write about it with the knowledge you already possess.
It is easier to write and talk about something you know well and it will reflect in your Ads, Copyrighting, and your sales funnels.
In this example I will be going over the Health & Fitness Niche ( make sure to watch video below ) which is a very competitive niche but room for anyone to make a few bucks because it is a Billion Dollar industry and people are spending a lot of money to find these products and this is where you come in.
Quick Tip: As a coincidence this is the time of year when this niche is mostly pitched by health & fitness companies, affiliates and big department stores. This time a year people are just getting ready for the holidays and eat a little extra, if you get what I mean.
And most have made their new years resolution of loosing a few pounds to fit that bathing suit they plan on buying or already purchased for that vacation they are planning to go on.
Second thing you need to do is find an affiliate network that you can find a reputable product that is selling and doing well. You don’t want to sell a crappy product to others because I am sure you wouldn’t appreciate it as well.
You have to put yourself in your customers shoes and ask yourself why would you buy the same product that you are trying to sell.
These are the most popular affiliate marketing for beginners networks you can get started right away.
There are many free affiliate networks you can sign up with and some of the popular ones are:
- CJ.com ( Commission Junction )
- and many others…
Once you sign up for one or more affiliate networks than you will find a product you would like to sell.
Third thing is once you find a product then you would like to do a little bit of keyword research to find keywords people are searching for online to find the health & fitness product you plan to sell.
You could use a free tool like Google Keyword Planner to find your keywords you will be using in your marketing campaigns.
Here is a video I previously recorded on doing keyword research below:
You want to go after low competition keywords that have a low CPC ( Cost Per Click ) so you don’t blow your budget and not get the results you are expecting which ultimately is making sales.
In the video above I did not discuss this strategy but if look at the video you will see that in the Google keyword tool next to the Competition Tab you will see the Suggested Bid Tab. Click on this tab twice so you will get the lowest bid on the keywords it will display and you could use in your marketing campaigns.
Fourth thing is once you find at least 10 to 20 keywords it’s time to build your sales funnel or better yet your lead funnel.
For this I highly recommend you have a lead capture builder like one offered inside Elite Marketing Pro and here is a video I recorded about what you get with this system which additionally gives you over ten top products you can sell as well and give you all of the marketing training your need to build cost effective marketing campaigns.
Also ( highly recommended ) you will need an email autoresponder like Aweber or GetResponse at a minimum. Why ?
The Money Is In The List!
To make it in this business you want to capture your leads and prospects email information to stay in touch with them and follow up with other free reports, bonuses. tips or other products you might have or find that you would like to share with them.
This affords you the luxury of building a list that you can just send an email to and potentially grow your business and your sales without having to continue to pay for additional marketing every time you have a product to offer. It’s the smart way to do affiliate marketing.
I discussed this in more detail in my previous blog post, go here to read more: How To Create A Lead Capture Page Using Elite Marketing PRO which is the next step you need to do in order to collect your leads and prospects email information.
Your list will be your most valuable asset you will have in your business and will guarantee you longevity in your business.
The email autoresponder will manage all of your lists for you so you can efficiently stay in touch with your subscribers and your customers all in one place.
You can segment your lists by niche, subscriber status or buyers list which you should do to make life easier on yourself when wanting to contact your list and send them other products, tips or free reports you would like to share with them.
Hope these affiliate marketing for beginners tips help you get started with your affiliate marketing business.
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