Ever wanted to learn affiliate marketing online for free? Well, if this is the case, you arrived at the perfect place.
In this guide, I am going to show you everything you need to learn in order to set up, from scratch, an online affiliate marketing business. I will explain exactly what Affiliate Marketing is, how to set up a website or a blog for free, how to establish an affiliate partnership, how to reach the targeted customers and how to further develop your business.
A few things about myself: My name is Andrei, I am the owner of this website and for the past year I’ve been looking for methods to earn money online. After months and months of searches, I decided to build this website in order to share with everyone what I found. I’ve been studying Affiliate Marketing for a while now and I believe that the following guide will cover everything you need in order to earn passive income from it.
What exactly is affiliate marketing?
In order for businesses to be able to gain more authority within their niches, they decided to create an affiliate program that will allow anyone who recommends their products to receive a commission when someone buys the product.
Most of the companies use this type of affiliate program. Some famous examples are Amazon, Ebay, Target, ShareAsale, Clickbank and so on.
The commission varies from a company to another. For example, Amazon will pay a commission of the value of the product of 1% for Video Games & Video Games console to a maximum of 10% for Luxury, Beauty product. On the other hand, Shareasale and Clickbank will even pay a commission of up to 70%.
So, in a few words: Imagine that your friend wants to buy a phone or something that you have knowledge of. He/she comes to you in order to see which product is better. You recommend the product X from Amazon/Sharesale and so on, and you earn a commission just for taking time and telling your friends what would you buy.
For who is affiliate marketing?
In general, affiliate marketing is for people that like to talk and write. It is for people that like to have a conversation about anything and who find it easy to explain different aspects of a product. The most successful affiliate marketers are the ones that have the ability to persuade.
It is not a must for you to possess those skills. When I started, I had no idea of anything at all. If you take a few hours a week, you can easily learn to master those skills. No one is born with them. 😀
Abilities that you will need
- To be a creative person in order to come up with slogans and messages that will make people check the product that you’re reviewing.
- Mad marketing skills in order to be able to review an average product and to make it look that it was created by God himself.
- To persuade and to not give up if you see that you’re not having results at the first tries.
As I told above, don’t worry if you don’t possess any of those skills. You will learn them by putting what I show you in practice. 🙂
How much time does it take to start doing Affiliate Marketing?
Theoretically, it should take you less than two hours. However, this is just the beginning. It will take a lot of time in order to learn to perfect your skills. It’s like any other new thing that you try to learn in life.
For example, for me, it took 2-3 weeks to learn how to drive and to take my driver’s license. However, this was just the very beginning and it took me around 1-2 years in order to gain the skills to be able to avoid any type of incident or accident that it may occur in traffic.
A few tips for beginners:
- Make sure to select a domain of which you have some knowledge of. It is not a must for you to own products from that domain(however, if you own a few products and create videos around them, it will increase the conversion rate).
Select something that you’re comfortable to talk about it. For me, I could spend days talking about clothes, snowboards, cars, pokemon collection…LOL, hookah, billiard, poker, astronomy and swimming but also about virtual products such as DVDs to learn Streetdance/ to help you lose weight or movies or computer games or many other things.
- If you are like me and you can discuss about a lot of domains then I will suggest you to pick the domain with the highest commission from Amazon( I will provide you with a table in the following lessons).
- Try to discuss about something that you like. By doing so, it will start to feel more like a hobby rather than working.
- If you want instant results, you will have to use the social media networks. Depending on the nature of the domain you select, you can use Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook(in general I avoid it, I’ll tell you why), Linkedin, G+ and so on.
How to monetize?
Simply add the affiliate link(we will discuss about this) in your product’s description and when someone will access the link and decide to buy the product, you will earn your commission.
How much money can you actually earn?
Hmm, I am not going to bullsh*t you. You can earn as much as you work. During the last year, I’ve encountered lots of people that were generating profit such as $1-10,000 per month, but I also encountered a few people who became millionaires from it.
However, don’t imagine that those people have reached that level by spending 1-2 hours a week. They worked their a**** off and they were rewarded for it. I will teach you the exact same steps that all of those people did for free. 🙂
That’s all for the introduction to how to learn affiliate marketing online for free. If you have any questions at this moment, feel free to share them with me in the comment section below! Check out the first lesson by clicking the button below! 😀