Start by asking for recommendations from people you trust. Spy on your favorite influencers’ sites to see what they have to offer. Check each product’s social proof and testimonials and see if they pass the Good Affiliate Product checklist above.
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Have you seen Mavenx.com yet? It might be a good addition to your story above. This allows users (not just bloggers) to create boards of products from over 3,000 merchants and each product is armed with affiliate links that pay from 2-25%. The system allows users to share their boards and products to Blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email. Users do not need a blog, they really only need a willingness to share. Payment comes monthly when an account reaches over $20. It is VERY easy to use – and fun!
I went from making $20k in 2016 to $100k in 2017 by dropping my web design/SEO clients and doing affiliate marketing/blogging full-time. 90% of my (passive) affiliate income comes from SiteGround, a hosting company who awarded me affiliate of the month in July, 2017 when I made $9k in 1 month. Since then I’ve been hitting high numbers like this each month.
Affiliates receive credit for a conversion by placing a cookie on the computer of visitors they send to a merchant site, allowing the network to attribute sales to specific partners. Many merchants will give credit for a sale to an affiliate even if the sale comes after the initial visit to the site. For example, assume:
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Create a website about the topic that you have chosen. The key to succeeding with affiliate programs is to build a content-rich website with useful information built around a specific theme. Don’t just lazily throw up a quick site or blog and string a bunch of affiliate links all over your pages. You have to start by building credibility, and the best way to do that is to write about something you know a lot about.
To give you an idea of the scope of this and what’s possible, over the last 2 years I’ve made over $20k in affiliate commissions from one product alone. This includes an occasional mention in a blog post, 2 webinars, and a handful of dedicated emails. That’s it.
Hey Chris! I stumbled upon your site from a few people. I’m now interested in starting a niche business and grow from there. I’ve tried to target another niche, with keywords as a first timer, and still having difficulties targeting certain keywords. I would like to get a boost of motivation on starting a small and simple amazon style niche site. I don’t know if you covered this, but I’d like to know what sort of criteria that you go through when choosing a site. So far, I have found a keyword with the following criteria:
Its like when I was young and I read the “Emperor’s New Clothes”…. only a little boy could see that the Emperor riding on the horse was only in his undies…and if you continue to believe in this fable, that is all that you will have left.
Go to Amazon.com. If you already have an account with Amazon, log in. This will list the Associates Account under your existing Amazon account; if you want it to be separate, create a new Amazon account first. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Join Associates.”
Making a single, general ad to be shown to all of the different types of people on Facebook is inefficient and ineffective. Create different ads for different customers by tailoring to their preferences. An ad created for a potential new customer who has never heard of your company should be focused on building brand awareness, whereas an ad for someone familiar with your business should discuss additional aspects of your product or service that may benefit them. You can also take advantage of Facebook Audience Insights to know your audience based on age, demographics, lifestyle, gender, relationship status, and more.
Facebook initially started as the brainchild of then-college student Mark Zuckerburg. Before it became the social network we know it as today, it was actually called “Coursematch.” It was developed to allow people to create profiles listing out which classes they were taking.
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This a lesson taught in Facebook Advertising 101, but it’s also one you must remember when running video ads. These things cost money so you might as well advertise to a granular and relevant audience to cut through the clutter and focus your budget on engaging the people that matter.
If you have any questions or need help getting started, I am more than happy to help with whatever I can. Just leave a comment below and I promise to respond as soon as I can! Best of luck in your in your affiliate marketing journey and I hope this helped make a difference.