Affiliate Marketing basics – see article Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is like a referral.  You refer someone to a product or service you like and hope they will receive the same positive benefits you do…and you get a referral fee for having shared the product or service.  Taking time to thoughtfully consider which products represent you and your business is an investment in your business success.

Research Your Niche For Products and Services

As you research take time to see how the affiliate products you promote and see if they line up with your passion and business plan.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you promoting your passion and business interests with these products?
  • Do you have knowledge and skills about these products that you can share with others?

These actions will drive affiliate marketing success to you as you direct the products to your target audience.

Know Your Target Audience

Research the opportunities and trends that are drawing people to buy online.  For example, affiliate marketing with mobile marketing is an opportunity.  People are looking for deals, coupons, comparing deals, on smart phones and tablets.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who is your niche and target audience?
  • What are the interests of your target audience?
  • What incentive will they have to return to your website?

When you get started with affiliate marketing, add your ads and watch the opportunities turn into success.

Create Your Website With Your Affiliate Ads

Relevant and interesting content on your website that is regularly updated catches your audience’s attention.  Observe the motivation of your audience that leads them to click on your ad.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • How is the performance of the ads you have chosen?

    Blog with Affiliate Ads

  • Have you used keywords for your ads?
  • Are you using SEO in ads and articles on your site for search engines?
  • What are the affiliate commissions for the products of the ads?

Example of blog with affiliate marketing ads:  Good Changes Now

Market yourself while you put your ads in front of your audience.

Join an Affiliate Network

It is no cost to join an affiliate network.  The affiliate network brings together the Advertisers and Publishers and have support and services to help affiliate marketers.

Examples of Affiliate Networks:

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Check and Adjust

The affiliate network can track performance of ads and help you make decisions of which ads to continue to promote.  Tweak and test the ads.

Take Action and Build Your Affiliate Channels

The passion, enthusiasm, and belief in the outcome of your efforts will drive the success of your affiliate marketing business.

For and overview of affiliate marketing see the article Affiliate Marketing on Explode My Business Now

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