Why Write An Affiliate Marketing Strategy?
Getting into affiliate marketing is one of the smartest things I have ever done in my life. Starting out I had not a single clue what I was getting into.
That is the reason I am taking the time to let you know “Why Writing An Affiliate Marketing Strategy?” is important. It will save you from wasting the time I did in the beginning by not really having one.
People are looking for ways to make money online daily, affiliate marketing is the one thing you can do that will earn you a passive income for years to come.
Depending on the amount of time you wish to dedicate to building your online business mastering the process of affiliate marketing will determine how long before you become successful.
This article contains some important information about getting started in affiliate marketing taking the time to read this completely would be beneficial for you. But due to today’s fast-paced society time can limit one’s decision to do so.
Therefore, I am going to give you a shortcut to the FREE training that made this website possible, click the box below “Create Your Free Account Now” No Credit Card is Required and you are never under any obligation to upgrade.
Why A Strategy?
Usually, most businesses would say you need a business plan when thinking about starting out. This is true for affiliate marketing too but a “strategy” why would one need this?
What does the word “strategy” mean exactly – a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. Which in comparison is really not the same as a business plan at all.
Applying this meaning to affiliate marketing then really does not seem to make much sense. The world of affiliate marketing or any online marketing has a language all its own.
Until you are familiar with this language it can be difficult to communicate with the online world. Experts in the field do not realize they are talking over your head using abbreviations to things you know nothing about yet.
One of the first things you are going to need to figure out is a “Niche” for your affiliate marketing business. Anyone? So what is a “Niche”?
Your “Niche” is going to be a select group of people that you are going to be targeting with a solution to a problem that they are searching for on the internet.
In other words, something that you are highly interested in, it does not have to be a topic that you know much about either because you can always research the information required.
Everyone coming into affiliate marketing has a problem selecting their first “Niche” and in guessing I am sure over fifty percent of us end up throwing out that first “Niche” selection.
Right now you have more information that 75% of people who come to the community when they began. But we are not close to being finished just yet.
Niche Selection is one of the first things you need to figure out but there is just a little more to it than that if you are going to be successful in affiliate marketing.
Everything you look at around you is a niche and people are searching the internet every second of the day to find products or services to solve their wants or needs.
However, depending on the niche you decide you also need to remember what kind of income are you expecting to earn from your niche?
Someone who is only looking to earn a part-time income is probably not going to replace a full-time income with having door knobs as a niche. Now I am not saying there is no money to be made in all niches there is.
Evergreen niches are ones that will be around forever but are also highly competitive requiring more time and dedication to your business strategy. What are evergreen niches? Examples are weight loss, hair loss, anti-aging, make money online, etc.
Starting out in one of the evergreen niches will take you longer to see any type of ROI but if you are committed and willing to work hard and be patient you can break into any of these niches.
Breaking Into Evergreen Niches
I just might be jumping the gun here a little. Breaking into evergreen niches is at times not as difficult as one might think. We have not discussed “keywords” which is one of the ways to break into an evergreen niche a little faster.
Notice that little is italicized for a reason, all newcomers to the online world will need to have patience prior to the major search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo to recognize you as an author on a website.
That is something that people are not aware of either. Google, Bing, and Yahoo hold 99% of all search engine traffic getting to rank on the front/first page where people are going to find you will take time.
New websites with basically no content can take months prior to Google feeling that you are an author of keyword rich high-quality content that will help people solve their problems.
We will get into website layout later in my article but for right now shall we get back to “Keywords”?
Low hanging fruit keywords are what you are going to want to find in order to break into the evergreen niches and have your articles ranking with search engines.
How in the world do you find such things as low hanging fruit keywords? Affiliate Marketers use a “keyword research tool”, I use Jaaxy Lite (which comes with my membership FREE).
Jaaxy has three versions to select from a starter free versions which will give you 30 free searches, the Pro Version which is $49.00 per month, and the Enterprise Version for $99.00 per month.
How does Jaaxy work? Like I stated I use the Jaaxy Lite Version which is free with my membership if you would like to see Jaaxy work please check out the video below.
Please know that what the video is showing is Enterprise and not the Lite Version so not all the options are available on the version I use but it serves the purposes for what I need at this time.
You can find many other keyword research tools on the internet today comparing what you want is simple. But until you have an established profitable online business I think staying with the free version of Jaaxy Lite works quite well.
I think we have covered “keyword research” enough for you to at least have a basic understanding of this aspect. Along with why selecting an evergreen niche does not mean you are not going to become successful.
Before you start thinking that designing a website is something impossible for you to do, please take the time to read this section.
You are not going to need any coding skills nothing technical at all is going to be involved in building your own website! Today things are simple when it comes to designing your own style of website for an online business.
WordPress website builder has thousands of pre-built themes to choose from for free that are easily customized to fit any niche business model you want to create.
Creating a website for affiliate marketing can be customized into a selected niche but you want to keep it simple, easy to navigate for the audience you are selecting to target.
Spammy websites do not do near as well coming off as being nothing but advertisements which takes away from the real reason you are building the website.
Simply placing advertisements between headings on a website breaks up the content giving your audience a piece of eye candy as they scroll through to read.
Keeping your advertising to a minimum gives visitors the option to purchase what you are really targeting as the solution to what they are looking for.
You will find many hosting companies on the internet today and even in television advertising offering you free domains along with free hosting – no one is ever going to see these websites if you have no clue what you are doing with SEO!
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for a website is crucial for the content to rank on the internet. Unless you are an SEO Expert then leaning this from an expert in the online world is the only way to properly learn.
Considering I am by no means an SEO Expert instead just at the start of my career learning all the ins and outs of SEO you need to take the training offered here for FREE to get you started.
There are affiliate programs for any niche selection you make. Finding products or services to promote for your niche is as simple as doing a Google search which will return the companies you can apply to for their affiliate program.
Affiliate Programs pay from 3% to 75% commissions on products and services depending on what niche selection you have made.
Amazon to small individually owned companies offer affiliate programs knowing that affiliate marketers promoting their products and services will drive more business their way increasing their profits.
Are you are a travel type of person? Did you know that resorts will actually give you vacations to write reviews about your stay with them when you become experienced in the affiliate marketing industry?
These resorts and travel destinations also have affiliate programs. Promoting them on your website they will pay commissions to you when visitors book a trip through your website. (Hotels, Rental Cars, Flights, etc.)
Products from other companies will send you products to review on your website to try just so they can get more exposure. Not only do you get free products this way but will make commissions selling them on your website with your affiliate link.
It does taking getting established and being well know prior to these types of things starting to come your way expecting them at the start of your business would just be unrealistic.
One thing I would like to stress to everyone is read the affiliate program prior to signing the contract with them. All affiliate programs are different carrying “Terms of Service” you must abide by.
Breaking a rule means losing money. Breaking a rule with some affiliate programs could mean losing them altogether causing you extra headaches removing all those links and finding a new affiliate to replace them.
Review of Strategy for Affiliate Marketing
Are you totally confused? Basically in simple terms what you are looking at is selecting an interest, building a website around the interest (niche), attracting visitors, and then finally earning revenue.
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This is where I have taken all of my training, finding the answers to questions that only experts with experience are going to be able to provide. I can tell you right now that it only took me two days to upgrade without hesitation.
Finding this “Golden Nugget” was the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life. Working at home building an online business making a passive income for years to come. Who can ask for more?
With what you have just taken the time to read you know more than I did starting out. You know more than guessing 75% of people who are signing up for the training.
Affiliate Marketing is not a get-rich-quick scam where you can push a button and begin making money. It is a business that is owned and operation by you, meaning you are the boss and the employee all in one.
Discipline to set your own goals short-term and long-term then stick with the work involved required to reach the level of success you want is all on you.
Here are a set of questions to ask yourself – Can I commit 2 to 3 hours daily to starting my own business? Am I willing to work investing in my own future for a year or two without quitting? Can I accept making mistakes and starting over?
Answering “yes” to all three questions means that you have what it takes to start in affiliate marketing. Answering “no” to even one of the questions means you could get discouraged and quit right before reaching success.
Look up a story called “3 Feet Before Reaching Gold” this story will help you in times when you are discouraged and think about throwing in the towel and quitting.
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