3 Steps To Start Your Affiliate Marketing

by Lee Ka Hoong · 11 comments

This is a guest post by Lee Ka Hoong of MyBlog2Day.com

In order to be successful in affiliate marketing, you need to start from basic and don’t skip it. There are many successful affiliate marketers on the internet; when newbies look at them, they will think “I wanna be like them and become successful and well known in affiliate marketing field!”, but they don’t know how to get started and don’t even know where to start first.

Many newbies failed in affiliate marketing because they didn’t know what to do before starting, they will simply apply for various affiliate programs and apply it on their blogspot blog and wait for the money flow in automatically, they’ll just be disappointed in the end. They didn’t know how many effort did successful affiliate marketers had put and how much time they’d spent to be success.

If you are a newbie in affiliate marketing and want to make fortunes out of the Internet, you may follow the following three most basic and easiest ways to start an effective affiliate marketing program.

The First Step – Find a Topic

You have to first identify a specific topic that you’re interested in or passionate about so that you can write about the topic non-stop, if you don’t know anything about the topic, skip it and think another, so that you won’t be bored by searching for resources on the internet, it saves your time.

Also, you can add your personal details such as facebook, twitter or msn, it gives your visitors an impression that you’re real human and able to be contacted. In this way, you gain their trust and eventually encourage them to buy the products that you promote and recommend.

The Second Step – Choosing the Right Affiliate Program

The second step is to look for good and reliable affiliate programs and products or services that are relevant to your interest. Be sure you choose the right one because it affects the click through rate, as well as the conversion rate. There are various affiliate program networks on the internet, be sure you do a comparison, evaluate and see which potential network could bring you maximum earning.

The Third Step – Promoting

Now you have decided a specific topic, you have chosen a product or affiliate network, you have your landing page with top level domain name and reliable hosting, then you’re ready to promote your affiliate product now. This is the critical part and many people fails to do this, you need to promote, drive more traffic, and convert your traffic to sales. In promoting the product, article marketing would be the most effectiveness method, you can write unique article with a link to your landing page and submit it to various article directories, the popular article directories would be EzineArticles.com.

Bear in mind, there is no quick path or shortcut towards success. You’ve seen many successful affiliate marketers who made thousand per day just by promoting their affiliate product, actually they’ve gone through the whole process, they spent a lot of time and put a lot of effort, that’s why they’re successful today.

In make money online journey, you need to learn, test, and error also know as Hit & Trial Method, in this process you’ll learn from the mistake and find out what strategy works well for you, repeat the strategy and you could make a living by starting your affiliate marketing.

My word to all the newbie, if you don’t make money in the beginning, never quit and you will find you success in future!

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Tom - StandOutBlogger.com October 19, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Very simple tips, but sometimes we need to get reminded of the simple things.

Stan The Man October 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I’ve read today some moron on a forum that affiliate marketing is easy. Besides the fact he was just promoting his affiliate link – was trying to sell a MMO product on an affiliate forum-yes, I know pretty retarded, right?- it reminded me how tough was for me to enter the affiliate marketing. You can fail so easily at affiliate marketing and never know why you failed at it. That is even worse than just failing
.-= Stan The Man´s last blog ..How To Grow Taller – 7 Basic Tips =-.

alex June 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

There is a good article on this blog that explains the main reasons why new affiliates fail. Here it is: http://www.smartbloggerz.com/2010/05/3-biggest-mistakes-that-newbie-affiliate-marketers-make

I believe it all depends on an affiliate and he subconsciously decides whether to fail or succeed.

sbunting108 October 20, 2009 at 2:18 am

Thanks for the tips I use Amazon Associates and promote cameras and equipment on my photograph blog.
.-= sbunting108@photo blog´s last blog ..Severn Valley Railway, SVR =-.

Earn Money At Home October 20, 2009 at 7:48 am

If you want to start on affiliate marketing world, you must start a blog and earn reputation so that your readers will trust what you refer to them and buy the products or services you introduce to them.
.-= Earn Money At Home´s last blog ..How To Avoid Spam With Akismet =-.

Biodun October 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

Finding the right topic that appeals to you is very important because the products that you’re going to choose as an affiliate marketer must match the theme for the market that you’re going to be in.
.-= Biodun @ Webmaster Forum UK´s last blog ..i wanna buy some sports links =-.

Zara October 26, 2009 at 11:01 am

Nice tips, but I have a question with number 2. How can a newbie know that an affiliate program is the right program. There are many programs or products that one can promote, but not all will make the person money.
.-= Zara Clothing´s last blog ..Shop For Zara Clothing Online =-.

Anthony Mitchell October 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Affiliate marketing is one way to achieve the highest possible revenue from your website. I agree with you that one must do their homework and research first before joining any other programs.It is very important to avoid scams
.-= Anthony Mitchell´s last blog ..Marketing Strategy #25 =-.

Stephen November 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Affiliate marketing is a journey of learning, failures, experiments and in between some success and lots of experience. In my opinion a truly successful person is who is not afraid of failures. This hold true for affiliate marketers. If you are not innovative, don’t want to experiment then you can not expect any success.

Zara January 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Some great ideas and knowledge, but how do we figure out what to promote, if I goto CJ.com there are millions of offers!!
.-= zara clothing´s last blog ..Nordstrom Clothing =-.

Typhoon January 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Just choose what your niche is about. If it’s about Clothing then choose products which is related to dresses shopping or related to fashion in some way.

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