How to Get Rich in Affiliate Marketing
To all you affiliate beginners out there who have not amassed a fortune let alone your first real affiliate commissions. This article is for you as I am going to explain in general what affiliate marketing is all about and how you can succeed within weeks depending on how serious you take your affiliate business.
Before I get into the actually steps of making hundreds of dollars a day let me talk about a few things you must know about affiliate marketing. First of all it takes a lot of work before you actually get rich. It is just like any other kind of business.
Many marketing gurus tell you that it is the easiest business to make money in. It is all a matter of an opinion but I do agree with that statement for many reasons such as you are your own boss, you set up your own schedule, and you basically control how much money you can make. Not to mention you work from home on your computer with no reason to leave your home until the checks have been mailed.
Even though the marketers who have already made a lot of money through affiliate marketing will talk about how easy it is it really does require hard work but after you get passed the learning curve everything becomes much easier as you go along. Now I am going to explain what exactly I do to rake in plenty of affiliate commissions step by step.
Keyword and Product Research – This is always the way you should start out before even thinking about building an affiliate site. You should know about Clickbank by now since it is the best affiliate network to get into as a beginner. What I do is simply go to their marketplace or I might consider going to a more focused website like cbtrends.com to check out all the hot new products that I will try to promote as an affiliate.
I really do not get too into the stats of the product as long as I am interested in learning about it, it is fairly popular with a gravity with at least 70, and the commissions are at least 20 dollars a pop.
Then once I found a great product I will go to the keyword tool at Google.com and find my main keyword. The keyword I will want to get should follow some certain guidelines of course since I know some serious work is going to go into the site I will build around it.
Basically I want to get the most targeted keyword I can so that the visitors I will get later on will be just about ready to buy the product that I will recommend. If you are into numbers then I will tell you that I like going for a keyword that has at least 2,000 searches a month. It cannot be too general like if the product I was promoting was a diet program then it would be great to have a keyword like “online weight loss program”.
So then I will take a keyword that sparks my interest and search for it on Google inside quotation marks. Then I usually make sure that there is not a lot of competition. I will see how many pages that rank for that exact term and I always make sure that it does not go over 700,000.
That might seem like a lot but I am more of a risk taker especially if I know that keyword will convert later on. Besides I usually see what kind of sites are ranking high up on the search engines and make sure they will not be too hard to out rank for.
To really understand how I do this I would have to really go into detail but I will save that for another post or article. Anyway once I found my main keyword I will register a domain name that contains that keyword in there.
Then I will add that onto my hosting account and include the main keyword in the title, tags, and of course the description.
Building the content for my affiliate site…
This is always my favorite part especially if the topic is interesting. My content is always top notch. Why is that? Because unlike many marketers out there I actually try ot help my visitors solve whatever problem they might have. I research and learn about the topic then I will put it into my own words in a way that they will understand.
What building content is really all about is building trust with your visitors and really try to help them. That is really what I think affiliate marketing is all about. When you do this your conversion rates will be massive.
Once again I am leaving gaps in my words but I really could not explain every detail in one article.
Building backlinks for my affiliate site…
So once I build up about five pages of content for my site or blog over the course of one week I will start building backlinks to my site. This is very important for your site to rank high up on the search engines since they put so much weight on sites with quality backlinks.
Keep in mind that it is not quantity but actually the quality of your backlinks. In order to get your affiliate site ranked very well you need to find out how you can get high quality backlinks.