There can sometimes be confusion when starting affiliate marketing for beginners. There is so much information out there that it is hard to know which path you should take. I’m going to show you a very simple method to get started with affiliate marketing.
I want to make something very clear. Affiliate marketing isn’t super easy. In fact, it can be down right frustrating at times. The key to success is to push through the frustration. Learning is the only way you will achieve your goals. Have patients and don’t move with too much haste. If you do things the right way from the start, you will avoid many traps and unnecessary failures that many of us have faced over the years.
It All Beings With A Website – Affiliate Marketing For Beginners
That’s right, building a good old fashioned website.
Real affiliate marketers build digital. They know that a niche authority website that they create today, could be making them $5,000 a month in a year or two. They understand that campaigns can have their ups and downs and that having a solid foundation with a niche authority website will give them long term consistent passive income. This is not something typically mentioned when teaching affiliate marketing for beginners.
This doesn’t mean you should avoid all other methods of affiliate marketing, it just means you should start with a solid foundation and make your way to the top by learning and having patience.
How Much Can I Make From A Niche Authority Website?
Some super affiliates makes $1,000+ from their niche authority websites each day! While, this isn’t a typical example, even beginner affiliates can make a good long term income from a basic WordPress site. It comes down to how much work you are willing to put into that website. Below is an example of what ANY affiliate can do if they are patient and put in solid work everyday. This is should be motivation when learning about affiliate marketing for beginners
As you can see, this niche authority site is making roughly $300 each day and close to $10,000 each month. There really is no secret behind this. No tricks or manipulation. It’s pure hard work combined with patience and proper training. It involves creating good content, and collecting emails.
The best part about the income from this niche authority website is that it’s passive. The work has already been done! There is some day to day maintenance but for $10,000 a month, it’s nothing but a few hours a day and its being outsourced!
Affiliate marketing for beginners can be as lucrative as it is for experienced affiliates.
How Do I Get Paid?
Google AdSense is a program that allows you to place their ads on your websites. Each time a user views or clicks the ads, you are rewarded a commission. In order to get views and clicks on the ads, you need visitors on your website. These visitors can come from paid or organic traffic from Google which I’ll explain later.
Why Isn’t Everyone Doing This?
Affiliate marketing has a strange perception to outsiders. People think it’s fast and easy money for anyone that wants to join. They think it’s some easy life hack that will nurture their lazy attitude. Affiliate Marketing attracts people who hate hard work and want a shortcut in life. Affiliate marketing for beginners can become very delusional.
Many self proclaimed affiliate marketing gurus take advantage of this fact and exploit these individuals by appealing to their slacker ways. Gurus will show off with large amounts of money, luxury cars, homes and super models telling you the same thing. They tell you that you can have the life they have if you just follow their “method”.
Many affiliates learn the hard way with these ‘too good to be true’ opportunities and end up falling prey to a large credit card charge and training that is obsolete the moment you try to implement it. Avoid these when learning about affiliate marketing for beginners.
While everyone is chasing the carrot, very few are focusing on creating long term digital assets the old fashioned way. I’m giving you this warning to save you time and money. If you’re trying to learn affiliate marketing for beginners, focus on the basics.
What Is The FIRST Thing I Need To Do?
Taking the first step is typically the most difficult. You need to decide which niche you will use for your niche authority website. The key to this is understanding yourself and what you’re good at. What are your interests? What do you know a lot about? Everyone’s good at something, right?
Although you can technically choose any niche and have success, it’s much easier when you already posses the knowledge and enjoy the topic you’re writing about. Do you want to spend 100’s of hours writing about something you know nothing about just because it has some great keyword potential? This will be much easier if you focus on what you already know and enjoy.
Don’t Rush Into Choosing A Niche
Take some time and brain storm some different potential niches. I would come up with a list of 5 potential niches that you could write about. The next thing is to do some keyword research on your 5 niches. Determine which niche has the most potential for keyword traffic and competition by using the Free Google Keyword Planner. It tells you how many searches happen every month and what the competition is on paid ads. You may find that some keywords have many searches, and low competition. Affiliate marketing for beginners would be easy if everyone found a niche like this.
Here is an example of keyword data related to the gardening niche.
I used the search term ‘How to plant’ and can now see plenty of keywords related to gardening. This is actually a goldmine for keyword research and shows monthly search volume and competition. If you have a green thumb, this would be a PERFECT niche for your niche authority website. The goal is to write an article surrounding each of these keywords so that Google will serve your website in the search results for these users.
Buying Your Domain and Hosting
This would be the next step after you have determined your niche. This doesn’t have to be a long process as all you need is a simple domain name. I do suggest always using a ‘.com’ extension. Google favors .com extensions over others, it’s key for you to get the traffic you want. Think of a domain name related to your niche and buy the domain with hosting. I suggest using Bluehost as a beginner.
Once you have purchased your domain name and hosting. It’s time to install WordPress. WordPress will be the platform you use in order to create your blog content. WordPress is very easy to use and ideal for beginners and expert marketers alike.
If you choose Bluehost as your web host, you can click this link for instructions on installing WordPress on your Bluehost server. If you have hosting with another company, contact their support for help installing WordPress, otherwise click here for the manual installation instructions.
Now that you have WordPress installed, it’s time to start posting content. I recommend posting between 2-4 articles each day as you begin. Creating a realistic posting schedule that you can stick with. Posting twice a day will give you 730 articles in a year! Imagine if each of those articles made you $1 each month. That’s $730 each month! I know that’s no where near $10,000 a month but keep reading…
The key to getting the traffic that you’re trying to capture with those keywords is to optimize your posts so that Google will favor you in the search rankings. There are specific methods and tactics that must be used in order to become top rank in Google for your targeted keywords. Below is a video I made that explains how to make sure each post is optimized for search engines. These are 100% necessary if you ever want to see a $10,000 paycheck from Google Inc.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
Actually, there’s plenty that you need to know. In fact, we have barely touched the surface. The information outlined in this article is plenty for you to get moving today and start your own niche authority website. However, the more information you have, the higher your chances of success will be as your build your website.
I highly recommend checking out the free affiliate marketing training community called Powerhouse Affiliate. The community is ripe with great training material and live video content. You can even keep track of your progress as you learn. There is no better place to learn about affiliate marketing for beginners.
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