When I first started looking for ways to make money at home I quickly found affiliate marketing. This was due to how simple it was to make money with affiliate programs. This is still true today and in this article we will simply explain how you can get started simple affiliate marketing in 3 steps.
I know that millions of people are exposed to different ways to make money for the first time every day, so lets analyze exactly what affiliate marketing is.
As an affiliate marketer you get paid to perform a specific action for the affiliate merchant. In the early days of affiliate marketing this was primarily done through selling products.
Amazon.com was one of the first affiliate programs which allowed you to sell books online. They are still one of the largest online retailers in the world and have an excellent affiliate program.
Today you can also make money as an affiliate doing things such as getting leads or getting people to click on ads. Google Adsense is an example of this.
Now let’s look at the 3 simple affiliate marketing steps.
1. Choose a niche. Find something that you have an interest in or are passionate about.
This is good advice because you will stick with it even when you’re not making money at first. It might also be something that you have knowledge on and could turn into an Internet business.
One of the tricks to making money with affiliate marketing is to brand yourself as an expert in the niche you choose. Being passionate about it, or knowledgeable on it, will help you do that.
2. Find affiliate programs. Most affiliate programs are free to join.
Merchants are looking for people to represent their products online. Finding products or programs is not hard to do. Joining and affiliate network is a good way to get started.
Google Adsense is the top pay per click affiliate prorgram. Commission Junction is the top cost per action affiliate program..
ClickBank is the largest digital information affiliate program. Amazon is a great program to find physical products to sell.
If you join these 4 you will have plenty products to promote online. You might want to start with Google Adsense and then branch out from there.
3. Promote like crazy. You can promote the affiliate marketing website when you first get started.
Some people will start a free blog at Blogger.com which is owned by Google. This is also a fast way to get approved for the Google Adsense affiliate program.
Eventually you may want to become more professional and host your own blog. There are many quality hosting companies such as Blue Host and Host Gator you can join.
This will involve purchasing your own domain names. Godaddy and Name Cheap are 2 good places to do that.
Use the Fantastico program that your hosting company will provide. This is a fast way to set up a WordPress blog which is the number one blogging platform in the world today.
One of the things that is great about simple affiliate marketing is it doesn’t take any technical knowledge to get started. This is true whether you host your own blog or just promote your affiliate website directly.