If you really want to learn “How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing in 2019” then, please just give me your next 15 minute and I am promising you that you’ll never regret your decision.
First of all, Can You Really Make Money with Affiliate Marketing?
The short and simple answer is “Yes”
And affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online while you sleep.
Don’t believe me?
Wait let me you show you some example of legends who are already making thousands of dollar every month from the Affiliate marketing.
Pat Flynn from Smart Passive income.
I call him master of Affiliate marketing. Below I have attached the income report of Pat, as you can see he earned more than $160k last month out of which more than $105k he made from Affiliate marketing.
Michelle founder of making sense of cents earn more than $70k every month just from Affiliate marketing.
Harsh Agarwal, the guy who inspired thousands of people in India to start Blogging. As you can see below in his income report that he is earning more than 40k$ from every month out of which more than $34k he is earning from just Affiliate marketing.
One of my favorite guy Matthew Woodward who publishes practical and actionable guide related to online and affiliate marketing. He makes more than 20k every month just from Affiliate marketing.
I hope now you have no doubt in your mind regarding the possibilities of making money from Affiliate marketing.
But is this mean that from Tomorrow you can also start earning thousands of dollar every day?
No, not at all…
They have reached to this figure after working for more than 2-3 years.
That’s why here I am not promising you that you will start earning in crores overnight but If you read this guide and start taking small steps you will definitely start making money With Affiliate Marketing.
So are you ready??
Let’s get started…
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a process where an online retailer or advertiser pays you a commission when someone purchases their product from your referral link.
According to Wikipedia “Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.”
I think now you have got some idea about affiliate marketing from its definition.
It is one of the oldest and easiest techniques of marketing as you don’t need to create and sell a product of your own.
One thing you just need to do is promote superior products of others and enable a linked connection between buyer and seller and finally take your own commission when the sale is complete.
Today most of the big and small companies selling any types of product from shoes to the credit card offer an affiliate program.
Once you join their affiliate program, you get a unique link (about which I am going to talk in the next section) and when someone purchases the product from your link you get your payment.
Different affiliate programs uses different payment terms.
Pay Per Click (PPC): You make money based on the number of visitor clicks on the affiliate ads or link shown on your website.
Pay Per Sale (PPS): You make money from your recommendation once a user made the purchase from your link. The advertiser pays you a percentage of the sale amount.
Pay Per Lead (PPL): With this method, you receive a fixed amount of money every time when the visitor provides his/her contact info on the advertiser website.
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How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Now that you already know “what is affiliate marketing” let’s find out “How Affiliate marketing Works?”
First of all, there are generally four parties involved in affiliate marketing:
A merchant, also known as maker, company, retailer, product creator or brands, is typically the creator of the item/product or service.
Thier offers revenue sharing and commission to the people and the companies (technically known as affiliates), which have a significant audience.
The merchant can be a company like Bluehost or Siteground which offers a commission to their affiliate when someone makes a purchase from the affiliate’s link.
Alternatively, it can be an individual like “Gina Horkey” who offers an affiliate program for her Virtual assistance course.
Which means the merchant can be anyone from a solo entrepreneur like Giana to a bug company like Bluehost or amazon, as long as they have a product to sell and are willing to pay their affiliates to help them gain sells.
An affiliate, also known as an Affiliate marketer, publishers, distributors or advertisers, is typically are other bloggers, Youtuber, social media influencer or any content creator.
They generally promote one or more affiliate products or services and work as a mediator between the potential customers and the merchants.
This can be accomplished by creating content like blog posts, videos or other media.
As well they even promote the affiliate products by putting banner ads, building an email list or capturing free or paid search traffic.
One of the most important elements of the whole affiliate marketing process is the Consumer. They are the one who makes the transaction.
They are the one who purchases the products or service that the affiliate marketer is promoting.
Where an affiliate marketer is making money from each sale, the consumer does not get any commission or discount from the affiliate marketers (exceptions are always there). However, the good thing for the consumer is they won’t normally pay a higher cost to the affiliate advertiser, as the cost of the affiliate system is incorporated into the retail cost.
An affiliate network work as a mediator between the merchant and their affiliates.
Although, it is not necessary that every merchant use the network to run their affiliate program, but some companies choose to work with the networks to add a layer of trust.
Affiliate network manages affiliate programs of multiple merchants at one place. They have developed a platform where merchant lists their products, track affiliate traffic, manage affiliates, and send payments.
For example – Siteground runs its very own personal Affiliate program, which means you can go to Sitegound affiliate page and from there you can manage your account.
But WP rocket (No#1 Cache plugin) do not run their own affiliate program, they use ShareASale affiliate network to run their affiliate program. Which means to become WP rocket affiliate partner you have to go to join ShareASale network first and then you can signup for WP rocket there.
I hope now you have a clear understanding of Affiliate networks.
From the Affiliate marketer perspective, I find Affiliate network very helpful, Because once you join a network like ShareASale you get the opportunity to join hundreds of different affiliate program and manage all the affiliate accounts at one place with the ease.
How Affiliate tracking Works?
Every merchant or Affiliate networks adds a specific tracking system to their website that offers every affiliate a unique ID and tracks clicks or referrals from each affiliate all the way to the checkout process and completed sale.
Which means whenever you join an affiliate program you get a very special link that contains your unique tracking code that works with a tracking cookie.
When someone clicks through your special affiliate link the affiliate ID is stored on their browser within a text file, known as cookies.
Once the user completes the checkout process, the merchant affiliate program recognizes your affiliate ID in the cookie on their browser and that particular sale gets attributed to you as an affiliate and at the end, they transfer your commission into your account.
That’s it this is how Affiliate tracking works…
However, as I promised in the beginning that this is going to be the complete “Affiliate marketing Guide” so one more thing that you need to know is the “cookie duration”
As I mentioned earlier when someone clicks on your unique link, a cookie is stored on the user’s browser and as you may have understood that Cookies is the most important thing that tells the merchant that someone has purchased the product from your link.
So for how many days, cookies will be stored on a user’s browser.
My answer is it completely depends upon the merchant to merchant.
Example – Amazon have their 24 hours of cookie duration which means when someone clicks on your amazon affiliate link then he can complete the checkout in next 24 hour then you will earn the commission.
Whereas You do not earn any commission after 24 hours because the cookie expired before the user completed checkout.
The pros & cons of affiliate marketing
I believe the pros of affiliate marketing far outweigh the cons. However, Affiliate marketing still has some cons.
Now it totally depends upon you…
Whether it is right for you or not.
Pros of affiliate marketing
I guess it is a win-win-win situation for everyone – advertiser, affiliates and Customer all wins.
The advertiser wins because they only pay to affiliates when the actual purchase is made.
The affiliates win because they receive a very high commission for each sale.
The Customer wins because they get recommendation from the website they trust.
Cons of affiliate marketing
However, as an affiliate marketer, I personally believe that the pros of affiliate marketing far outweigh the cons. If you are doing affiliate marketing in the right way then there is no limit of How much money you can make from Affiliate marketing.
Till now, we have only discussed about what and how affiliate marketing works now we are going to learn “how to Earn from Affiliate Marketing.”
How to Make money with affiliate marketing
1. Find Your Niche
Choosing a specific niche or area of specialization is always important as it will give focus to your business and help you with content.
It ‘ll make way more easier for you to create targeted marketing campaigns.
In case if you are confused about niche then just ask few questions from yourself.
Now, as I know some people may not have any ideas of how many categories and products are available to promote as an affiliate.
Just go to any Big Affiliate network sites like CJ affiliate or anyone. From there navigate to the ‘Advertisers’ tab. This will put you in the General Categories sub-tab – from here you can get ideas of all the available niche as well as the products available on that niche.
Or in case if you are especially interested in Amazon Affiliate then nothing can be the best place than Amazon itself for finding a niche. Just go the category section of Amazon and there you will get thousands of ideas of Niche.
One thing you need to keep in mind before selecting a niche that if you are actually not enthusiastic or interested about the niche then you’ll be not able to get closer to that and at the end, your target will not fulfill.
2. Build a Website
Once you found a profitable niche, the next thing you have to do is build a website or blog. Creating a website these days is very easy.
Blogging Platform – I always recommend everyone to use WordPress. Because with WordPress, you can build and customize any type of site without having any coding knowledge as well as without investing a huge amount of money.
Hosting: If you are my regular reader, then probably you already know that I always recommend my readers to use Siteground Hosting.
Because Siteground is recommended by WordPress itself as well as it is used by some of the popular websites like Yoast SEO.
If you have read my WordPress Speed Optimization guide, then you may know it very well that 80% of your website speed completely depends upon the hosting you are using.
For your Information, Website speed is one of the important factors in Google search engine ranking. So, if you are using bad hosting and your website is very slow then probably you’ll face lots of difficulty in ranking your website at the top position in Google.
Siteground is the fastest WordPress hosting I have ever used.
When I was on Hostgator hosting I was struggling to maintain my site speed to at least under 3 seconds
But Failed miserbaly…
But When I moved to siteground, My site speed automatically got increased….
It’s not only about me, But Most of the people also found a major improvement in website load time after migrating to Siteground from Mediorcre host like Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostinger, Dreamhost, InMotion, etc.
Don’t believe my words?
Checkout these proofs where Sitegound is rated #1 WordPress host by the professional bloggers.
Siteground currently has three plans for Hosting which includes StartUp, GrowBig, GoGeek
As you can see in the screenshot Higher plan includes more server resources. I personally use the Grow Big Plan.
Theme – You don’t need an extra advance theme for an Affiliate site, I personally use Generatepress theme on this blog as well as on two of my Affiliate site.
Don’t go for Generatepress free version, that is a very basic theme which you will give you limited feature but once you have Generatepress premium then you will get the option to add each and every functionality to your blog. You may check out my Generatepress review for more details.
Note – For those who don’t know how to set up a blog, please check out our How to start a Blog – Complete guide.
Recommended Plugins for Affiliate Site:
Here are some of the essential Affiliate Plugins that’ll help you boost your affiliate sales as well as manage all affiliate links effectively.
1. ThirstyAffiliates: Managing all the affiliate links on a WordPress site is not an easy task.
Thirsty Affiliate is one of the best link management solutions in the market which helps you manage all of your affiliate link at one place.
Thirsty Affiliates also have an unique functionality that lets you automatically replace keywords with affiliate links which can significantly help you boost your affiliate revenue.
2. AdSanity: Inserting ads to an optimal position seems a challenging task.
Adsanity is one of the must-have tools for all affiliate marketer which will help you feature your ads in your site.
It allows their users to create banner ads and manage all those ads directly from their WordPress dashboard.
With the widgets, easily accessed shortcodes, and template tags it also provides easy options to add different types of ads in your WordPress site at any place.
3. MonsterInsights: Monstersight is one of the best analytics plugin available for WordPress website. This plugin is currently used by more than 2 million active websites.
It gives you detailed and useful data of your affiliate link and how users are interacting with your link. Which means with the help of this plugin you can easily check out which of your link is getting more clicks or more view. Which simply opens more opportunities for you as an affiliate marketer.
4. OptinMonster: To generate more sales, you need to build a powerful email list (I will talk about this in detail after a few minutes).
To grow your email list as well as sales you need to attract your visitors by placing Pop up forms with the exciting offers or freebies.
When it comes to popup maker along with lead generation perspective, I personally prefer the OptinMonster tool.
With the helo of OptinMonster tool, you can easily create lightbox popups, sidebar forms, floating bars, after post forms and many more with tracking and AB testing functionality.
3. Choose Affiliate Products to Promote
Once you have chosen a niche and started your very own blog, Finally you are ready to start finding the product and services that you want to promote on your website.
Choose only superior quality product, never ever choose a product just because you are getting high rate of commission. The high rate of commission is generally sign of a low-quality product.
So, always remember that making your readers or users happy is the best way to long term affiliate success and quality products are one of the very important parts of that equation.
You can start finding good quality products by joining Affiliate network where merchants connect with affiliates to promote their products and services.
- An affiliate network like Commission Junction is ideal for the affiliates who want to promote more traditional products and services.
- Affiliates who want to promote digital content, like software, ebooks, courses may join Clickbank, E-junkie, and PayDotCom.
- An affiliate who is interested in Promoting WordPress related stuff like Plugin, theme, hosting, tolls may find ShareASale as best affiliate network.
- Make Money with Amazon Affiliate – If you are interested in beauty, grooming, toys, electronics, etc then you may Find Amazon affiliate a good network.
Just go to any of these marketplaces and find the product that you thinks fits your audience and finally signup for that affiliate product.
For Example – I Joined ShareASale network few years ago, so whenever I need to find a new product for my lovely readers I just check the Product cateogry tab.
Suppose I want to promote a domain name provider then I simply click on the domain category and it displays all the product which offers affiliate program related to the domain.
Now, from there I can check comission rate, Average Sale, Reversal Rate as well as cookies duration. Most of the time I choose only those products which I personally use.
Once I find a good product, I Just click on the join program button and finally i send my affiliate request to the merchant.
Once my application is accepted I can easily get all type of promotional stuff like Text link, Banners, custom link, data feed, Discount link, etc.
4. Creating a plan to promote your affiliate offer
Not only me but almost all the successful affiliate marketer believes that one of the best ways to make money from the affiliate product is to write articles that will help your readers or audiences to solve a problem using that particular product.
This doesn’t have to be a big problem for you. It can be as simple as helping your reader in finding a good security camera for their home safety or maybe finding a fantastic credit card offer.
If you can create content that gives good advice to your readers on what they need to do to solve their problem with the help of a particular product with your handy affiliate links, then believe me you’ll be on your way to affiliate marketing success.
Suppose you are writing a review article about a product, then try to share to get personal. Make a connection with the reader by sharing your personal experience with the product. Give an unbiased candid opinion about the product based on your knowledge and experience.
Always remember that the more open you are the more authentic you’ll be. People will be more comfortable with your advice if they start trusting you.
For example, last week I published WP Rocket review on my blog, As I was using this plugin from last more than one year so I had proper knowledge of how this product works and how it can help someone.
If you check my review structure properly then you’ll find how firstly I described the problem that my readers are facing (Eg – Slow website speed) then I introduced the product (WP Rocket) and told them how this single plugin can solve this big problem.
Recommended resource – How to Write Affiliate Product Reviews That Sell Like Hotcakes?
However, writing a review is not the only way of promoting a product.
Different Affiliates marketers use different types of content to promote affiliate products.
You can write Informational How-to articles or product comparison articles, deals, and discount article, etc.
2. Promote product with Comparision articles:
Comparison article also works great and convert well.
So, what are the comparison articles?
Basically, in a comparison article, we compare the products that we are actually promoting, which we believe that it is a superior product for solving a problem with one or more than one of the competing products.
Example – Suppose you are promoting iPhone X (Just an example) then you can write a comparison article with its competitors like Samsung S10.
3. Promote product with List Articles:
List article always works great for affiliate product promotion.
Whenever someone has to buy a new product (Example – smartwatch) there is a high chance that he will search “Top 10 smartwatch” or “Best Smartwatch” on the internet.
List articles are very easy to write as well as with the Listicles you always have the opportunity to promote multiple products at one page.
4. Promote product with How-to articles:
How-to guides also work great for affiliate product promotion. If your product is technical or needs instruction to be used then you can publish “how-to tutorials” related to the product.
Example – A person promoting Siteground Hosting may write how-to guides on – How to use Siteground hosting, How to install WordPress on Siteground hosting, How to Add Additional Domains to Siteground Host, etc.
Such tutorial is not only good for affiliate product promotion, but it also helps you to improve your Google search engine ranking.
5. Publish Interviews:
You can conduct an interview of those people who had great success using the product so that your audience can hear the stories of actual people.
These types of interviews are always best to build trust among your audience.
In case if you are promoting individual merchant product, then nothing can be better than inviting the merchant itself and chat about how their product works and how your readers can get benefit from the product.
6. Build an email list:
Email marketing is still one of the best ways for doing effective affiliate marketing.
If you are able to create a targeted email list then you can easily make huge profit from them.
One of the reasons why people join your email list is because they want to learn something from you. They trust you and value your opinion.
So, once you have a targeted email list, you can send them mail about the product you are promoting.
One thing you should also keep in mind that you should not only send promotional email to your subscribers but should also send value-added content. It will help you gain more trust from your email subscribers.
One other piece of advice I would like to give you regarding email marketing is that be careful with the email marketing service provider you are going to use.
As I have personally seen that many email marketing service providers are against affiliate links, they will block you if they find that you are directly promoting the affiliate product.
Thankfully, Convertkit is not one of them which I am personally using for myself.
7. Generate affiliate sales with live webinars
Webinars are one of the most effective ways to introduce your audience to your products.
If there is already strong interest from your readers in a particular product then you can make it the focus of your webinar by giving an interactive walkthrough showing how someone can use that product to solve their problem. Or maybe you can share the someone case study of the result that he has achieved by using that particular product.
Google hangout is one of the great platforms to connect live with your audience.
8. Write an eBook or provide a free PDF report
This is one of the most common techniques that many bloggers are using these days to promote their affiliate product.
Offering Free ebooks, guide & PDF to your readers is one of the most powerful ways to share useful content to your readers as well as at the same time it also helps you promote your affiliate products.
But unfortunately, most of the people find writing an ebook a very boring and time-consuming task.
Well, I don’t think so… This is just an excuse…
Still, if you can’t write a free guide by your self then you always have the option to outsource the creation of an ebook.
How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing?
It is not necessary that you should have a website to make money with Affiliate Marketing.
As YouTube is another most popular content sharing platform, you can also use YouTube to promote the affiliate product.
There is almost no difference between Affiliate marketing on WordPress and Affiliate marketing on YouTube.
Just like you might write a blog post on WordPress about “How to lose weight” with an affiliate link to Some supplement or Proteins. You can create a video talking about “How to lose weight” and include an affiliate link of Protein or supplement in the Video description box.
Yes, it is as simple as that, These days there are thousands of Youtuber who is promoting affiliate product on YouTube and making commission from sales.
For Example – Popular tech YouTuber MKBHD is promoting Headphone on his youtube channel as he added the best buy link (Affiliate link) in the description.
10 Quick Tips To Increase Affiliate Sales In 2019
Now as you have already understood- how to start affiliate marketing, Now let’s dive into the real question How to make money with affiliate marketing. Below i have shared some basic and advanced technique which I have used to make money with affiliate marketing.
1. Promote Products That Fill a Need
If you actually want to be a successful affiliate marketer then listen to your audience. Find out what problems they are facing? Find is there any solution available for their problem? Find the product that can help them and try yourself first.
If you find the product actually worthy, then become an affiliate and recommend them to your readers. Always remember that your readers want the solution from you and if the product you are recommending is actually valuable, they’ll be always willing to pay for them.
2. Create a resources page
Having a tools and resources page on your blog is a great way to showcase and promote the products that you use to grow your blog and business.
Our own Blogging resources page is a good example of it.
Once you have created a resource page for your blog, Here are few quick tips to boost your affiliate sales:
- Try to internal link your Resources page with your blog articles time to time.
- Add your resources page into your main navigation menu (You can check out my navigation menu for inspiration)
- Whenever possible, add yur resources page into Guest post author box.
- You can also add your resources page link at the bottom of your email newsletters.
3. Use Affiliate Link in Image
It is obvious that you’ll use multiple images on your content while writing a How-to article or review or comparison article. Try to add link in the all the images you are using in your content.
Because many people click on the images to see it, so if you add affiliate link in the images then once they click on the image they’ll redirected to the affiliate product site and your chances of making affiliate sell will obviously increase.
4. Cloak Your Affiliate Link
Link cloaking is the process of converting a long affiliate URL into a shorter and prettier one. This protects your affiliate commissions by making your affiliate link less visible and makes the link more visually appealing to visitors.
Let me show you an example:
Normal link – https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=6525031118&refer_source=bemakmoney&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo
Same link after cloaking – Https://www.bloggingnova.com/semrush_tool
Now tell me yourself, which link is looking spammy and which link is looking trustworthy.
Obviously cloaked affiliate link.
Thirsty affiliate is one of the best tools to cloak your affiliate link in a few clicks.
5. Create Review Box Using Thrive Architect Plugin.
Adding a summary box on top of your review article is one of the smart ways to increase affiliate sales…
Authority hacker noticed 30% increase in conversion after using the summary box in each of his review articles.
Summary box or review box captures highly motivated buyers who are just looking for a quick opinion of experts before making his/her final decision.
Thrive Architect is one of the best content builder plugins which I am currently using for my blog which helps me to create an affiliate product review box with ease.
An example of a perfect summary box.
Sidebar is one of the best place on your blog to promote the affiliate product.
Using banners is one of the old tactics to promote products but it is still effective. So you can add banners of your affiliate product in the sidebar of your blog.
Here is an example –
Secondly, you can add coupon boxes or deals boxes in the sidebar of your website to promote affiliate products.
Here is an example –
You can create this type of coupon or deals boxes through a Free WordPress plugin called ” Affiliate Coupons “
Apart from all these tactics, I recommend you to link all the Popular pages of your blog post where you have added Affiliate link into the sidebar.
One thing you should also keep in mind that be careful about too many ads in your sidebar because it will distract your readers.
I have personally stopped using anything in the sidebar because readers are always first for me.
7. Add Tables to Your Blog Post
Whenever you are writing a list post or comparison article adding a table is the best way to increase affiliate income.
Actually, when you add the table in your blog post it helps the reader to find the information easily. As result chances of getting more affiliate link clicks and sales automatically increase.
As well as when you are writing a comparison article, then you should add a comparison table at the top of the article so that it becomes more helpful for the readers to buy your product without leaving your site
8. Exit-intent Popup Will Help You Increase Sales
Exit-intent popups are always considered as one of the greatest ways to increase your email list in a short period of time. But you can also use exit-intent popups to increase your affiliate earning.
Let’s understand it with an example :
ShoutMeloud published a review of SEMRush tool on his blog. Now when someone is about to leave the site they display this offer with the help of exit-intent popups.
Now, this popup will definitely increase the conversion by 20-25%. You can create and set up exit-intent popup on your blog with the help of Optin monster tool.
9. Show star rating or use schema
Adding star rating or schema markup on affiliate product review article increases click through rates.
Here is the three different search result appearing in Google SERPS for the same keyword.
Which result is looking more appealing?
Now you must be wondering how to add star rating on your blog post.
I have personally tested many rich snippet plugins over the years and my favorite which I am currently using for my blog is WP Review Pro Plugin by MyThemeShop.
It is pretty easy to use and comes with 16 pre style review designs, supports real users review, multiple rating style including Star, Point, Percentage, Circle, Thumbs as well as well-supported by the MyThemeshop developers.
Example of WP Review pro template:
10. Offer special discounts or coupons.
Who doesn’t wants to save some bucks?
Coupons, deals, and discount are one of the biggest incentive to increase conversion rate.
Whenever a customer is buying a product and sees a coupon box, chances are that he will definitely search for “Product Name + coupon” in Google.
So, if you are offering a discount coupon for a product then it is obvious that he is more likely to purchase the product from your affiliate link.
Here is how WPBeginner is offering coupon code for different products on his blog.
These types of coupon codes and deals attract most of the users to make a purchase.
Frequently Asked Question:
1. How do you know when an advertiser uses an affiliate network?
Its Very simple, Just check the link through inspect element and you will find “/ref…” tail, at the end of the regular link.
2. What is an Affiliate Network?
Affiliate networks are the middleman who connects Entrepreneurs (Publishers) with Companies (Merchant) offering affiliate programs opportunity for their services or product.
3. What are the benefits of affiliate networks?
An affiliate network is basically beneficial for both advertisers as well as affiliate marketers. It is beneficial for the advertiser because advertisers don’t need to run an affiliate campaign by themselves.
However, it is also beneficial for Publishers because they can manage several affiliate programs under an affiliate network.
4. What is the average Affiliate Marketing commission rates?
Average affiliate commission rate actually depends upon which types of products you are promoting. Some products pay a tiny commission for sales and sometimes if you are promoting a digital product you can get up to 50% of the commission.
5. How much money you can make from Affiliate marketing?
With Affiliate marketing, you can make from $0-$100k per month. Above I have already shown you example of affiliate marketer who is making more than $100k every month. One thing you should keep in mind that it is not possible to make huge amount of money from Day 1.
However, as you learn, grow and write more amazing content, It is definitely possible to get to a high level of income in a short period of time.
6. How do affiliate marketers get paid?
It varies upon affiliate program to program. Most common ways of payments are direct deposit, PayPal, a physical check in the mail and company credit.
7. What is the minimum Payout for an Affiliate?
As you may know that most of the affiliate program set a minimum payment threshold, which means you can’t withdraw your payment until you reach the minimum threshold. Although every affiliate program has different payout threshold but on an average, you have to earn at least 50 first to get your payment.
8. Do I need to blog to do affiliate marketing?
No, Not at all. You can promote affiliate product without having a blog. There are many affiliate marketers who are making good profit from promoting products through Social media, email marketing, YouTube channel, etc.
9. How to make money with affiliate marketing without a website?
There are plenty of ways to do affiliate marketing without creating a website. All you have to know is how you can send targeted people to the merchant website.
Here are the 5 best medium by which you can do affiliate marketing without a website.
- Promote through Email Marketing
- Promote through Social media
- Try Paid Advertising
- Create Video content
- Creating an ebook
10. Can you make money from Affiliate marketing Without an email list?
Yes, of course. As I said earlier there are plenty of ways to promote an affiliate product. However, I personally believe that if you have a targeted email list then you can 10x increase your affiliate sale
11. Do you need lots of traffic for affiliate marketing?
No, Not at all. but it helps tremendously because More traffic means more potential audience who can buy the products you are promoting.
12. How do you drive traffic to affiliate marketing campaign?
Bringing High-quality traffic to your site is way more important than non-targeted readers. Because once you have targetted readers on your blog then your traffic may be lower but your conversion rates and overall sales will be always higher.
Here are few quick tips to drive targetted traffic to the affiliate marketing campaign:
- Offer thought-provoking and actionable content to your readers.
- Be active on the social media platform.
- Build targetted audience with Guest posting in your niche.
- Optimize your links to boost their effectiveness.
13. What are the highest paying affiliate program?
Here are the top 10 highest paying affiliate programs:
- Amazon Associates
- wp engine affiliate
- Teachable affiliate program
- Clickbank affiliate program
- Leadpages Partner Program
- Bluehost Affiliate Program
There are various places where you can share your affiliate links. I have listed some places below. But before promoting your products make sure to check their privacy and policy regarding Affiliate sharing. Because some sites prohibit affiliate promotion.
Places to share affiliate links :
- Blog posts
- Link your images
- Supply lists in DIY posts, for the reader’s quick reference
- Thank you pages on your site
- Spoken in video
- Video descriptions
- Live video (spoken or pasted into comments)
- Spoken in podcasts
- Show notes
- Side-by-side comparisons
Yes, you can share affiliate link on facebook. But before sharing your affiliate link make sure to check your affiliate program rules and policy regarding link sharing. Because there are some affiliate programs which strictly restricts you from sharing your affiliate link on social media. One such affiliate program is Amazon Associate.
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Final Thought on Affiliate marketing
Everyone dreams of making money while he sleeps…
While everyone is dreaming you can change this into reality.
Ya, I agree that it is not as easy as pressing a magic button but with little knowledge and strategic hard work you can definitely convert this dream into reality.
Once you have a targetted audience who trust you and your advice, Nothing can be better than Affiliate marketing to make passive income online.
The best thing about affiliate marketing is it is easy to get started with minimal investment.
I have tried to explain all the possible details about “How to make money with Affiliate marketing” in this ultimate Affiliate marketing guide.
One thing you have to always keep in mind that you don’t need to behave like a sales person, Once you provide valuable content that helps and educate your readers then you readers will automatically buy from your link.
Now, It’s your turn to tell us how this guide helped you? which technique you think is best for generating more sales? Let me know in the comment section…
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