Online Marketing is quite a broad industry. This article will briefly touch upon the world of online affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is another online money making method I would recommend.
If you are unfamiliar with online affiliate marketing, it is essentially a way to profit from somebody’s purchase. The idea is, that you market another company, their services or their products. When a customer follows a special affiliate URL link of yours, and completes a purchase – you earn a commission from that purchase, paid by the company you are marketing for. There are so many successful companies you can affiliate with. If you are an Ebay seller, why not be an affiliate with their Ebay Partner Network.
If you are an Ebay seller, and you use suppliers such as Bang Good, Chinavasion, or Tinydeal – these suppliers all run affiliate schemes. You can get HTML to add banners advertising their products, onto your website. Or you can become an Amazon Associate, and advertise any product on Amazon. And the beauty of the Amazon Associate scheme is that the buyer doesn’t even have to buy the product you advertized. If they go on to make any purchase on Amazon within 24 hours, you get commission on that sale.
Okay, so affiliate marketing is for you, and you know who you will affiliate with and what products or services you will be recommending.
Time to use your passion for this niche and spread it to as many people as you can!
Where to begin?
To be able to promote, you firstly need a website. To have a website, the first thing you need is a domain name. The domain name is your online ‘address’. Time to get creative again and think of a good name for your homepage. You can simply match it to your business name if you wish, or make it similar. It is not too important, as long as your audience knows what they can expect. Then you need hosting, you can often get hosting from the same place you obtain domain names from. If you want to grab a cheap domain – head over to Namecheap. But before you get a hosting package, read on!
If you are completely new to building and hosting a website, ranking in the search engines, and generating traffic – I highly recommend you pay a visit to Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate offer a structured online entrepreneur certification course. It is an in-depth hand-holding guide to getting yourself setup in the online world of affiliate marketing. It walks you through every stage required, and more. All of the benefits they offer for free are great – and if you do take the plunge as a Premium member, you will not regret it. Take a look at the bottom of this page for the differences between memberships.
The free membership gives you Premium membership benefits for 7 days. This should be long enough to decide if a premium membership is for you at Wealthy Affiliate.
The helpful community, along with the included hosting options, and thorough training, in my opinion are well worth the asking price of a premium membership. With that behind you, there is nothing standing in your way of realizing online success.
Click the link below and never look back!
If you need any help, drop me a comment below, or come find me over at Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂