Become An Affiliate
Become An Affiliate
Using the knowledge passed down by senior affiliate marketers. It is a business model that uses the power of the internet to create a source of income. Anyone can become and affiliate and ultimately an entrepreneur through the use of ‘affiliate programs’. Merchants and big companies like Wal-mart and Amazon online have affiliate programs. These affiliate programs allow individuals or “publishers” to promote products online. By promoting their products through reviews, providing tutorials, lessons and services that are linked to these merchants.
The Possibilities Are Endless
How much money do you want to make? Literally as much as you truly want to. Their is an ocean of consumerism out there with billions of dollars and making $4,000 on the side per month is highly do-able. You can make that happen in just a few months of consistent content writting. You don’t need to spend 40 hours a week to do so. Just a few hours here and there to write a couple blogs per day. I was once told to do a minimum of 10 hours a week to start seeing success after 3 months. SO I decided to do 20 hours a week, 5 hour a day, to start seeing a turn around as soon as possible.
But keep in mind that you should always have a main source of income prior to making a full-time business online. It takes time to build an empire.
Let’s Break That Down To Become a Reality: making and extra $100-$4,000 or even $40,000!!!
Affiliate links on webpages that you own are the best way to have recurring revenue for yourself. It generates income 24/7, 365 days a year. You can make commission upwards to 50% sometimes even 75%. If you bring in traffic that gets you 100 clicks per day. Real people will be looking at which products you advertise, review, or sell and 10-20% of people will buy purchase those items or services. If used correctly.
Look at the Long Road Ahead
You’ve already passed the first step. You’ve done some reserch on the matter and now it’s time to figure out the direction you choose to go. None of this will happen over night. It takes time to pick up traction. For the first week, aim at completing some goals.
- Discover your niche.
- Your target audience
- Preferably a hobby or skill you have some knowledge on.
- Don’t have much experience? Pick something you’ve always wanted to learn about and become an expert. Everyone had to start somewhere. Nothing you do will be great the first time around.
- Build a Website.
- Using the lessons provided by Wealthy Affiliate Entrepreneur University. Or one of the free website design platforms mentioned in my “Create a Blog for Free post.
- Pick a unique layout for you website.
- Explore your new domain and get comfortable with it. This will be your ticket to your 24/7 monetized business.
- Write Two Blogs Today.
- Write and ‘About Me’ post, introduce yourself to your audience.
- Write a blog on any topic of your choice.
- Using the ‘keyword rich’ template on Wealthy Affiliate for writing a blog is very helpful.
Where to find Affiliate Links
At the bottom of websites like Amazon, Walmart, and many many other smaller companies provide the same services.
You will have to gain permission first. You are most likely to get permission from programs if you have content on your website. But you absolutely need a website to make money online. You can learn how to create a website in my ‘Create a Blog for Free’ page.
There are also many websites that offer thousands of affiliate products to promote.
- LinkShare ‘RakutenMarketing’
- Voted #1 Affiliate Marketing Website in the indusrty.
- Free to use
- Available in 202 countries/regions and 25 currencies.
- Direct Deposit or PayPal
- Payment threshold of $1
- Commision Junkie
- $5 registration fee. (one time payment)
- Smooth easy to use design.
- Payout threshold of $50
- Direct deposit or PayPal
- Pays on the 18th-20th of each month.
- Free to use.
- Has thousands of products to choose from
- Basic, like most Affiliate Program websites.
- Payment threshold of $10-$1,000,000
- $5 registration fee
- Most popular in the U.K and Europe
- Previously named “Affiliate Window” then Merged with a company named “Zanox” to become a super Affiliate Networking site.
- Over 6,000 advertisers or merchants.
- Free to use.
- Wide variety of merchants with great business models to support.
- Pays on the 20th of each month.
- Direct Deposit
- $50 payment threshold.
Feel free to check any of these out, all are equally good but I personally like ‘LinkShare’ or ‘RakutenMarketing’. It has the easiest to use system that has no fee.
Thank you for reading. I’m always looking to talk with and get to know new people. Feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me a message.
Best of luck.