There Are Many Ways to Make Money Online
Most people who become affiliate marketers do so because they want to make money online. There are as many ways to do so of course as there are to skin the proverbial cat. Thankfully, all of these methods boil down to three things. Luckily for you, none of these involves causing any pain or suffering to you or your fluffy feline friend.
The three things that you need to consider when making commissions as an affiliate marketer are:
- What you promote.
- How you promote the product.
It's Easy To Choose a Good Product
Most marketers setting out to make affiliate revenue online can choose a good product. The internet is fairly transparent and we can see what products are selling well and how wealthy they are making the product creators and their affiliates. We can see the sales analytics for each product on most of the affiliate platforms. Social media also gives us an insight into how well a product is selling and what demand there is for it.
You Need To Approach Online Marketing The Right Way
The real difficulty lies in numbers 2 and 3. Getting good traffic (without having to pay for it), promoting something in a way which is going to get people attention and then getting them to buy from you, is another story. This used to be the domain only of super affiliates, but even the man off the street can make several hundreds dollars a day if he approaches online marketing in the right way. Here's how:
Getting Eyeballs On Your Offer
You need to get eyeballs on your offer. Find out where your customers are lurking. Are they on social media or forums? Do they read your blog or visit your website. If so, have you relevant, rich keyword targeted content on your sites to attract those customers. Likewise are you uploading keyword rich videos to YouTube and other online video platforms to target customers? Do you already have them on your email list?
No Pain, No Affiliate Gain
Finally, nobody likes pain. Not you. Not your cat. Not your prospective customers. Now, while you are not going to threaten to flay either your customers or their moggies, you do want to remind your potential customers of the pain they are avoiding by buying your (affiliate) product. This pain could be loss of potential income, poor health, unhappy relationships etc. Your aim is not to scaremonger or be unethical here. If you are promoting a quality product, it should be something that will help people. They just don't realise that yet until you tell them.