Affiliate Marketing Explained and 5 Steps to Get Started

Sep 13, 2016 | Affiliate Marketing, Blogging Tips

Affiliate marketing is one of the most profitable money making methods on the internet. The industry of affiliate marketing is growing faster now than ever. Its rise in popularity is mostly because of its money making potential for both the supplier and advertiser, creating a win-win result.


Becoming an affiliate marketer requires only two things:

1. Access to an audience

2. A little creativity


You will be advertising products and getting paid on a the basis of commissions. Because there are so many products out there, what you choose to promote will also effect how much you will be paid. If you already own a blog with a niche, then look for products offering affiliate commissions within that niche.


Step 1: Create a Website

To effectively market the products, a website is essential in attracting the visitor to the purchase button. The more professional a website looks, the more likely a visitor will make a purchase. So ensure that the website is easy to navigate, attractive and slick. What really motivates a visitor to make a purchase is including an interesting article with or about the affiliate product.


Step 2: Locate Relevant Products

When researching which products to promote, we have to assess whether these products will sell or not. We must consider if there is a demand for this particular item. So it is important to keep on top of trends. Analytics for trends can be found on


Step 3: Test the Products

As a serious affiliate marketer you will be evaluating the outcomes of each product. You should know if the advertising of the product is costing you more money than the product is earning you.


Step 4: Earn lots of money!


Step 5: Branch out

Now that you are an established affiliate marketer, making substantial amount of money, thinking of more methods to market affiliate products should be your next project, as you’re now well aware how well the system works!




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