Affiliate marketing is my favorite business model. If you want to learn how to make money online by promoting affiliate products, there are some fundamental steps you must follow each day. You see, the internet is a big place and it can be easy to become overwhelmed with all the information available to you.
The very first thing you are going to do is sign up for an affiliate network. ClickBank.com and Amazon.com are the most popular, so let’s start there. Signing up with them is simple. Simply go to their website and fill out the application form. It’s free!
Once you have joined a great affiliate network, you will need to begin researching products to promote. Now, there are many ways for you to go about doing this. But, it’s much easier to stick with one method. Fortunately for you, it’s easy to find products. There are unlimited topics that you can get involved in and thousands of affiliate products.
At ClickBank, simply go to their marketplace and browse around. Take a look at all the different categories you might be interested in. Choose a product that is selling very well. With ClickBank, look at the “gravity” score. If a product has a gravity of 5 or even higher, that’s a great product to promote.
Now that you have chosen an outstanding product, it’s time to begin researching keywords. If you are going to be article marketing, then choose 15-25 keywords that are related to your market. Once you have compiled a list, start writing articles. A great article directory to submit your content to would be EzineArticles.com. They have been around for a long time and you will definitely be able to drive good traffic to your affiliate products using them.
One thing that I suggest is that you develop a plan. How much money do you want to make? If you know this, you can determine how much traffic you will need to get to your affiliate offers. A good conversion rate to shoot for would be around 0.02%. So every time you send 100 visitors to the sales page of your product, you make 2 sales. Not bad. Once you understand how conversion works, you can determine how much effort you will need to put in to your article marketing.