Brilliant write up there, at least beginning bloggers can get to know more about affiliate marketing and how profitable it is. On my blog I talked about way bloggers make money and affiliate marketing was one of them. Thanks for this post once again. Jude
Hey Tom, thanks for this tutorial – it’s a good thing to get a tutorial like this from a trusted person like you and not from the thousands of (sometimes) confusing articles about passive income/affiliate marketing/clickfunnels and what not that I come across from time to time, I am making a living as a web designer and I have been thinking of pivoting from design and creative work to focus on passive income but didn’t know where to start. This is the perfect foundation article I have seen so far and I ‘d like to ask if you have any further reading/guides/videos on affiliate marketing that you’d recommend. I like to do my deep research before starting 🙂 One more thing, there are some broken or missing images in this article, it could be my browser but check from your side too because there are quite a few images (e.g your Mercedes) that are missing. Thanks
After spending over a decade in the Internet marketing industry, I think I often forget – and have failed to address – the most obvious question most folks new to the industry have about affiliate marketing.
By following the FTC guidelines and sharing valuable content with your audience, you’ll be able to gain and credibility. And when you develop a reputation of being a reliable source of relevant information, your audience will naturally value your opinion and take notice when you recommend products to them.
Lastly, Facebook counts impression when the video ads are watched for at least 3 seconds. No matter viewers like it or not, or viewers watch it actively or passively, it is counts as a view. As a result, the measurement of campaign effectiveness is not accurate enough.
You know, you’ll probably learn a lot about the merchant side of things if you just pay attention to what the merchants you represent are doing. What kinds of support they give you, how they follow up, what software they use, etc.
Shouldn’t really matter one way or the other frankly. I like a home page design like I have here on this blog because I can send people back to the home page if I want to point them to the blog or podcast content more easily.
I have a really goid weebly website I made for my business. Does weebly work for amazkn affiliate? Im currently with amazon affiliate but the website I have is HORRIBLE.I want to change to weebly.does weebly cut it with the links and widgets etc? If not, what is a good domain to swap to?
A company like Commission Junction is ideal for marketers who want to promote more traditional products/services. Commission Junction is involved in a diverse range of potential advertising opportunities, which may be ideal for newcomers to the field who haven’t narrowed down their niche yet.
I would also add that the best way to improve ones strategies and conversions are not by studying the courses that we buy and review, but by carefully observing how the sellers we buy from actually sell to us and then model off of that.
You don’t have to partner with the big guys though. No matter what niche you’re in, you can find a wide variety of affiliate programs that may be smaller but still offer great commissions. Try doing a google search of “(Your niche) + affiliate programs” to find some that fit your needs.
The users of the product are the casual marketers who have used the product, liked it and then posted a review about it. Their primary aim is only to earn affiliate income through the product review. Affiliate marketing is one of the ways to earn substantial income by posting other brand’s product reviews or informative videos. For example, sponsored content or niche-based YouTube channels will always use affiliate link of various brands to earn the commission.
That’s a great tip Sean, thanks! I was thinking about what you said in your post about some companies not putting that they have affiliate links and you having to do some digging and there are couple of companies/authors who made products I love and keep using, but I’m not sure how to go ahead and ask about the affiliate link. I read the post you linked below about asking for guest blogging, which I thought was a must-read, and so, if you think of doing a follow-up on this one, would love to read some of your tips and do’s and don’t about this. Thanks again, Sean, you’re doing some very inspiring work here!
Link cloaking Since affiliate links can be rather obvious at times, you need to cloak your links. People will actually delete your link, when this happen, if the people go to the site a purchase something you do not get any commission for that purchase. There are free versions of online software on how to cloak your links
Jump up ^ “What is the Amazon Associates program?”. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/: amazon associates. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-20. Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996.
Nice tips here, Steve. I’ve been a huge fan of YouTube for niches other than IM-related stuff. Apart from a few outliers, my Blogging Bookshelf and The Backlight videos never got too many views. How do your SSS vids fare? My Amazopia videos, though, have 220,000+ views now and are the main source of traffic for the blog. And I know you’ve said in the past that you get lots of YouTube traffic for your main niche.