What are the top affiliate marketing tips for beginners? What are some affiliate marketing tips that can take you to the next level?
Contrary to what some would have you believe, it is hard work and takes time. Here are some tips and strategies to help make you a successful affiliate marketer.
What the hell is affiliate marketing? Before you start, helps to know what affiliate marketing is. In a nutshell, you will get paid only when someone buys using an affiliate link you provide. The how and where we will address in another post.
Who the heck are you marketing to? Money is there where buyers are. Who are you catering to? Are you promoting kid related products on your blog catering to MBA students, won’t work.
Did you do your homework? Keyword research is a very important step in affiliate marketing and there are ample free tools available out there: Google Adword keyword tool, Google Suggest, Google insight, Good Keywords, Word Tracker. Invest a little time on this step, helps immensely.
Would you buy this product? You should select a great product that you are proud to represent. Before choosing an affiliate product to promote however, you should take some research to know its popularity and demand. Should be worth the time and effort.
Educate the consumer: The primary use of the internet is to search for information. Build trust with your possible customers by providing valuable, useful content.
Generate targeted traffic: There are hundreds of powerful traffic generation methods for an affiliate website. Some of the most powerful methods for beginner affiliates are article marketing and Facebook marketing. Article marketing is very simple, you just need to do some keyword research on your niche and write articles on those keywords. Thereafter, submit them to top article directories with your back links at the resource box.
Facebook marketing is the best method to generate traffic if you don’t know much about keyword research and SEO. In Facebook, you can create fan pages, participate in the discussions on related groups, increase your friends list, and eventually you can refer your friends to your affiliate website.
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