Take The First Steps To Freedom
And A Thicker Wallet
Affiliate marketing has gained force on the “work from home based” and “online marketing” arena. The programs that teach anyone – from early beginner to more advance internet user – how to create a successful business online have gotten more and more authority, and affiliate marketing is now a legitimate way of earning an income online.
SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY AND LOVED ONES, WHILE EARNING A FULL-TIME INCOME ONLINE
Sounds too good to be true?
It is actually possible, and beyond that! Anyone can do it!
In fact, you do not need to be a genius to succeed with an online business.
All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and to choose a niche that you have knowledge about, or want to become an expert in.
Then, add hard work, dedication and patience to the list, and I guarantee you will be successful in making a living from home.
You do not need any special skills.
The only difference between affiliate marketing beginners and experts, is that the experts have had more time to practice and educate themselves, than the newbies.
What Do You Need To Start Making
An Income Online?
Not much at all! In fact, what you need is a website – great content on your website – and visitors who want to read it.
You also need to know how to make money from your website….and that is exactly what I will show you. It is simple and fun, but it will take time, so do not confuse this with a get-rich-quick-solution.
We are talking about a LEGIT business. YOUR BUSINESS, which will allow you to experience freedom, flexibility, and give you the opportunity to spend more time with family and loved ones.
Having your own business makes your job so much more meaningful, and therefor also your whole life.
Leave The Following Behind When Starting Your Online Business
- No more inflexible, annoying superiors, or bosses.
- No more workplace bully’s.
- No more ugly work attire.
- No more being stuck in the modern prison, i.e. the office, working 9 to 5.
- No more unhealthy, or dangerous work environments.
Let us face it, some old facilities have moist and mold that are very threatening to your health, but the management wants to save money, and does not take accurate precautions.
This was the case for me, I could not understand why I was sick all the time, until I noticed that my office had mold. Of course, they did not do anything about this problem, since it was only me being sensitive and who became ill from it back then. Later on after me quitting the job, more people actually got sick, so shame on this workplace!
When being your own, it is all about you. You can wear whatever you want to feel most comfortable, and get on your computer, with a cup of tea or coffee next to you. Sounds good right?!
Earning Money Online –
Affiliate Marketing For Beginners
People make hundreds and thousands of dollars online everyday. These people are affiliate marketers. People who own websites, with useful information, and make money from providing that information.
If you are a beginner and just starting up, you can actually get started with only one website. I can teach you step for step how to build your own website, and how to start earning money from it.
If you do not wish to build your website/blog by yourself, I am a web designer, and can do it for you to a good price. You can check out my company’s Facebook page here.
If you are still not sure whether you want to jump on the affiliate marketing bandwagon, keep reading!
Do Not Let SEO Scare You
When you search online for information about the product, you tend to choose the most relevant matches that come up on the 1st to 2nd page on Google, Bing, or Yahoo.
Therefore, it is also important that you search engine optimize your website, so it has a chance to be in the competition of the 1st page rankings on search engines.
Always Remember This: Content Is King!
The search engine optimization always comes down to one thing – to write high quality content. If you do this, you do not have to worry much about the technical aspects of SEO.
Now, let us leave the SEO discussion for a while, and go deeper in on what affiliate marketing is.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
In the 90’s, the World Wide Web had its breakthrough. As with any new technology or media, many companies quickly realized they had a new opportunity to market their products and services to consumers, through the millions of websites people were visiting each day.
To describe affiliate marketing as simple as possible, I want to highlight your online search habits a little. I bet that before you make any type of purchase online, you often research the product first.
Am I right?
A good way of doing this is to read product reviews from other buyers. If you ended up making the purchase, based on the advice from somebody else online, you have a good idea of what affiliate marketing is.
An affiliate marketer becomes an expert on a certain topic, or a so called niche. Usually it is one of their passions.
The affiliate marketer then recommends products on his/her’s website, based on their favorable topic or niche, and earns a commission when a person is buying the product through their affiliate links, or just by having visited the affiliate’s website.
Affiliate Marketing Is Basically About Selling, Or Promoting Other People’s Products And Services And Get Paid A Commission For Doing So
Maybe these 3 steps (or the model to the right) explains it better:
Step 1. You recommend a product, or service to people on your website.
Step 2. Some of those people will purchase the product, or service based on your recommendation.
Step 3. You get paid a commission for the purchases made from your website.
Note, that you do not make the sell directly from your website. You will get an affiliate link with your ID that you link to the respective product’s website.
Even if the customer does not buy the product instantly, a website cookie will be lingering and still give you the commission next time the product gets purchased.
The website cookie from the person visiting the website will, in most cases, linger for 24 hours (often longer), so even if no purchase was made the first time, the commission will still be earned the 2n or 3rd time the person comes back to the website to make the purchase.
Another Thing That Is Great
With Affiliate Marketing
Take for example the Amazon Associates program – one of the most well known affiliate programs.
When someone is clicking on your affiliate link, and gets directed to Amazon’s Home Page , you will get a commission, even if the person ends up buying a different product than the one you are reviewing.
You may be marketing a coffee machine, but instead the person ends up buying a TV. Still you will receive a commission, and a higher commission even, since it was a TV that was sold instead.
Create Amazon Shops On Your Website
You can choose what products to showcase on your website, based on the keywords you are using. For this search ad, I am using; lap tops.
People can then purchase the lap tops straight from the website, and you (in this case me), will make a commission.
I have created a tutorial on how to earn most commission with the Amazon Associates’ Program, and how to set up the Native Search Ads that you can check out here:
Let Us Break It Down Even Further
Let us say that your hobby is horse back riding. You have pretty good knowledge about horses and everything involved; the best horse breeds, the best way of training your horse, the best equipment, food for the horse etc.
You choose horse back riding as your niche, to write and inform people about, on your website. You write useful articles on horse back riding, what is the best equipment and training, and so on. The visitors will benefit from your advice, and may end up making a purchase, based on something you recommend.
The company that your website visitors bought the riding lesson, or equipment from, will give you a commission for sending them the customer.
That is the concept of affiliate marketing. It is really that simple!
Conclusion Affiliate Marketing
To recap everything we have covered today…there are thousands of companies out there willing to pay good money for people to help them promote their products. The people they are looking for are; affiliate marketers.
If you have a passion, if you are dedicated, if you have a website, and a desire to maintain a lifestyle with more flexibility and freedom – the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones – you are halfway there.
If you can provide useful information, and have answers to questions on your site (product or service reviews), you CAN make a living as an affiliate marketer.
Have I Told You That Affiliate Marketing
Changed My Life?!
It really has. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I work from the comfort of my home. I spend time with my dogs. I create my own schedule. The list goes on with how affiliate marketing has changed my life.
Let me help you change yours as well! Just send me an email me to: [email protected]
If you do not want the one and one coaching, you can check out one of the first articles I wrote, when I started with affiliate marketing:
In the About This Boss section, you can read more about my personal journey, and why I decided to try the world of affiliate marketing.
I hope to hear from you!
About The Author
Stina Pettersson is originally from Sweden, but have resided in the U.S. for the past 6 years. She started her American journey in Miami, Florida, and recently moved to Austin, Texas.
Stina was active as a professional dancer for 21 years, but after ACL surgery in both knees, she was forced to slow down her dancing. She is now back to her roots, with her beloved horses, and also enjoys every day out in nature with her two adorable dogs, Max and Abigail.
Stina has the gift of being able to receive communication from the spirit and extraterrestrial world, which she also loves sharing with her readers.
“My main goal is to always maintain a flexible lifestyle, where I set my own schedule. Even that I work harder than many, I love what I do every day and have the opportunity to help other people, which is a huge gift.”
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