Affiliate Marketing Beginners – How to Boost Your Customer Traffic by Purchasing a Domain Name
All affiliate marketing beginners should know how to increase their customer traffic by the very simple tactic of purchasing a domain name of their very own. Not enough people do this when they start out in the affiliate industry, probably because they think it’s complicated or technical. Here are five very easy steps towards getting a domain name which you can start using today to promote your reseller link.
And, as we all know, more traffic means more sales, and more dollars for us. Here we go:
You will need:
- a little creativity with words
- a niche product you want to promote, with your own affiliate link
- access to any webhost that will allow you to do free domain name searches (and they ALL allow this!)
Step 1: Finding the right domain name
I like GoDaddy, so I will use them in my examples. You can repeat these steps with any reputable webhost.
So, go to the GoDaddy home page, and find their domain search facility. Start playing around with terms appropriate to your niche product, and see what domain names are available for purchase. You are looking for a.com domain. Why? Because that’s what people expect to see!
2. Purchasing a domain name
You can buy your domain within GoDaddy for mere dollars per year. I suggest you buy a two year contract if you expect to be in business for a while.
Tip: If possible, buy the.org and.net versions as well. You never know when you might want them, and you never know when a competitor might want them as well!
3. Build your redirect
Within GoDaddy (or whatever webhost you use), build your redirect. This means you go to your domain name management control panel, and plug in your affiliate link. Result? Your domain name “points” to it. So, whenever you type your domain in your browser, it takes you straight to your affiliate sales page.
4. How to use your domain name
Use your new, redirected name wherever your affiliate link either looks bad, or where it would not be allowed. For example, good article directories don’t let you put affiliate links in your resource box. Such links also look clunky in forum or blog posts. The whole point of a redirect is that it saves space, looks better, and is more search engine friendly. Everyone- pros and affiliate marketing beginners- should be doing this.
This is a simple way to increase your customer traffic, boost your sales, and build your brand.
5. When you have your own product
At some point in your affiliate career, you may want to promote your own product. For example, having promoted a good cat care product for a while, and having lived and breathed “cat care” for that time, you probably now have your own ideas about what people want in a cat care eBook or ecourse.
So, you create your own! But how do you promote it? If you change the redirect to your own product sales page… you have instant links from every place your domain name appears. Instant customer traffic, and instant SEO points!
Bonus tip: You can look even more professional by “masking” when you redirect. This means your affiliate link is never seen in the browser window, only your domain name. Don’t worry– it’s still your affiliate page people see, and you’ll still get credited with the sales. But, this way, you get more sales because people see you as more slick and professional– merely because you spent a few bucks and built a simple redirect. That’s all there is to it, folks. Affiliate marketing beginners can all very easily increase their customer traffic, boost their sales, and build their brand by purchasing a domain name.