Affiliate Marketing For Beginners – Real Ways To Make Money Online
Hi this is Sajan Elanthoor. If you are new to online business world, blogging or internet marketing and want to lay foundation to your journey, this section is entirely dedicated to you.
Is it REALLY Possible To Make Money Online Being A New Affiliate Marketer?
Let me answer the above question with an amazing quote.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. — Napoleon Hill, author of the best selling book, Think and Grow Rich.
If this blog post represents your first foray into the world of making money online or affiliate marketing you may be asking yourself the question “is it really possible to earn money on the Internet?”
You are not alone! Actually when I started my online career I asked myself the same question several times. The answer to this question is an unmitigated ‘yes’. But to make money online you should have your presence/business online.
Why the heck should I start my online business?
Ans. Most people don’t like their job but forced to do it to bring food to the table for themselves and their loved ones.( Think about a second..are you exceptional?).
Even if you like your 9-5 job very much and you are desperately struggling to make the both ends meet you must think of starting an online business.
I began my online career as a part-time internet marketer (I wrote in detail about my story here), I had a 9-5 job which I didn’t like at all. (sorry boss.. if my old boss is reading this). To be frank, after six months since I started my online business I began to make more than I made from my 9-5 job.
Millions of people all over the world earn part or all of their income online. I’m not just talking about big companies by the way, but individuals working from the comfort of their own homes using websites they created to earn incredible sums of money every year, in and year out.
When faced with this fact you might then begin to think, “yeah but those people are probably computer geniuses who have spent all their lives behind a computer.” Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.
Earning significant income using the Internet doesn’t require any specific skill or a long history of becoming familiar with computers or the Internet itself. All skills are learnable just like how you learnt to drive your car or whatever skills you learnt till now since you born.
There is an incredible amount of information available to you to help you get started with your own profitable online business no matter how much or how little experience you may have.
Having said that, there are four elements all vital to the success of your online business.
With this blog post, I hope to familiarize you with some of the above information to get your Internet business up. Make sure to take your time and study each section carefully because throughout the book I have provided you with detailed information and website links that will give you all the resources necessary to get started today.
Anyone contemplating starting their own home business first has to learn how not to “fall into that huge Money Pit”. Take a look at Google there are literally millions of results for how to make money online.
Apparently you can make money doing all sorts of things, filling in online surveys, typing at home, posting advertisements; envelope stuffing; online tutoring; the possibilities are endless! DO NOT fall for these schemes, every one of those kinds of websites has a disclaimer that says something similar to this statement:
“This is not a job. You are not working for anyone”
I’ll wager that Regardless of that statement, you will still continue on to read the whole of their “glitzy” sales pages, that have been craftily written to make you think that there lots of people earning thousands of dollars per month doing this type of thing.
Then you’ll get to the part where it states today’s date and that this offer is going to be gone at midnight tonight!
Resist the temptation to hit that buy button, save your $49.95 the only way anyone is securely making thousands per month through these schemes and offers is by selling to YOU the desperate person. Keep your $49.95 in your pocket; you have much better things to spend it on.
If you are desperate to make those extra dollars, you are just the person these online work at home scammers are after. Take heed of this warning too.
No one makes a million dollars on the net overnight
Yes, there have been one or two reports of this having been done,but the average Joe or Jane simply cannot make a million in one night.
Don’t let this statement disappoint you though, because with a little bit of work, thought and planning the average Joe or Jane can seriously make a decent chunk of change online.
I wish I had been taught the above valuable lesson when I started online if so I wouldn’t have wasted thousand dollars buying useless make money online products from almost all Gurus.
So let’s begin your make money online journey now…
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
Ready to go?
Step 1: Decide Your Niche
In picking out a niche, see to it that you opt for one that you’re interested in. As what you might have experienced, it’s absolutely unhelpful to work with something that you hate. It’s rather difficult to convince customers to buy your product or service when you yourself don’t have the heart to take interest in it.
The opening move to selecting a niche that’s correct for you is to consider the issues and subject matter that you’re most passionate about! By being passionate about a certain matter, you’ll be motivated to learn more about it, teach other people about it, and work in it on a daily basis.
Among the basic issues when it bears on failure in online business efforts is that a individual selects a niche that they think other people will be interested in, but they plainly have no interest in it themselves. Prevent this downfall right from the beginning – make certain whatever content you pick is that which you have a great interest in!
While learning how to pick your niche, it’s crucial to ensure that you’ve a great idea of your “target” audience. By discovering who’s best suited as your audience, you’ll be able to supply content that will meet the requirements that they have, and school them on items of their concern.
It’s equally crucial to guarantee that you’re part of the audience that you’re trying to draw in. This will guarantee that you cover every facet of your niche, and relate on a personal level with the other people that are in the same audience.
I wrote a detail blog post about choosing the right niche. You can read it by clicking here
Step 2 : Choose an Affiliate Program
After you’ve decided what niche to promote, you are able to then visit free affiliate sites which provide good-quality affiliate products. Becoming an affiliate of someone else’s product is incredibly easy and can be incredibly profitable.
You’re simply acting as a salesperson for a product that someone else created and you’ll use your website to help sell this product. The product creator pays you, the affiliate, a commission for each sale you make, and in turn, you won’t be in charge of any of the overhead or service related to creating, delivering, or servicing the product once you make the sale.
Many large and well-known companies have affiliate programs and will pay you a percentage of the sales made from any visitor you send to their site. In addition, many info marketers have created individual products for sale on the Internet and will allow you to earn commissions on the sales as well.
One of the easiest places online to find all of the affiliate programs you may ever need is www.clickbank.com. Click bank offers you the ability to sign up for free and become an affiliate of thousands of products. Simply choose one of these products and build your website and marketing efforts around it.
Click bank offers tutorials on how to get started and support can often be obtained through the creators of the product as well. Once you sign up for a program you will be allowed to use a myriad of graphics and advertising materials to help you achieve your sales goals.
While earning a percentage of a sale through an affiliate program is attractive, especially considering how quickly the programs can be set up, earning 100% of the sale can be even more attractive. The only way to do this is to create your own product.
Creating your own product
This statement may shock you, but I’ll bet you yourself have inside your mind information that would make for an incredibly valuable and profitable info product. The fact is, all of your experiences, talents, and skills if put down in the proper format, could very well represent a value to someone else that doesn’t have that knowledge or skill.
Simply make a list of any hobby or talent that you have that you could teach to somebody else. If there is a big enough interest in a particular subject matter that you have knowledge about then don’t hesitate to create a product. As far as the world of online goes, an
expert is merely someone who can provide specific information about a topic that someone else wants to pay to learn.
Creating your product doesn’t require any special skill either. A saleable product could be as simple as an e-book, such as the one you’re reading now, or a more detailed program that may include a series of videos, audio lessons, or a combination of any of the three.
There are many places online you can use to outsource the work to be created. If you can type or talk into a microphone then someone else can take this recorded material and turn it into an information product you could sell on your website. For more detailed information about this particular subject, simply go to Google and type in how to create an info product and a plethora of solutions will be available to you.
If you are a lazy person like me (really I am) the best option to have your own product is get high quality reprint right material (PLR) and reproduce to your sales funnel.
Now that you’ve got the goods, it’s time to set up shop.
Once you’ve decided on a particular product to sell, it’s time to begin building your store-front. Your store-front will be your website. The first and one of the most important subjects we’re going to talk about in creating your website choosing a domain name.
Step 3: Picking and Buying Your Domain Name
What is a domain?
The domain represents both the web address of your website and the name your site visitors will use to refer to your website. For e.g. amazon.com is a domain name also facebook.com is a domain name. I hope you got the point.
Why should I need a domain?
It is just as you have a unique Post Box number or a mobile number. Your own domain name is the Having a registered domain name with a live website is vital for your business. Also it it helps to brand your image, increase your name recognition also adds a level of trust and integrity to your site.
There is no rule that says the first step of creating your website should be choosing your domain name but the name of your url will be used throughout your marketing and on your website so it makes sense to go ahead and take care of this one now. Just to clarify, your url is your actual website address such as www.onlinebusinessmania.com. In this case, your website would be your domain name.
Choosing your domain name is important and the simpler and more specific you make it to what your website is about, the better. If your website is about learning how to play tennis better, then www.learntoplaytennisbetter.com would make a pretty good website address.
The shorter you can make it the better. Most really short domain names are pretty much gone these days but if you can find one that fits, it might make for a great choice. Here is a quick breakdown of some tips that can help you choose a good domain name for your online business.
1.Keep it simple-use few words, but make them specific to your topic
2.Incorporate keywords if possible-If you can include keywords that people are searching for in your domain name, this will help your site show up in the search engines when people are searching on your topic
3.Choose your extension-in the website www.yourwebsite.com, com is your extension. There are others available for different industries such as .edu for education and .biz for business, but .com is the oldest and still most popular. If you can get a .com for the domain you select, then grab it.
I registered all my domains from Namecheap .com.
There are certainly many places where you can purchase domain names online but Namecheap has made them their specialty and their familiarity with the needs of their customers and providing a consistent level of quality customer support has made them the true leader.
They offer domain names for less than $10 per year and much less than that if you purchase them for several years at a time. Their full-time customer service support team can take you through the entire process with ease.
Step 3: Hosting
The best analogy I can give to the relationship between hosting and your website is hosting is like a piece of land, and a website is like a home that you put on it. Your website needs a place to live on the Internet and that’s exactly what hosting services provide. They help to ensure that your website is online and visible to everyone on the Internet 24 hours a day.
There are several things to look for when choosing a hosting service and only one of those is price. Because of competition in the marketplace, the price of hosting has gone down dramatically over the years while the amount of services they provide has gone up. The key thing you want to be concerned with is the quality and level of service you receive from these hosting companies.
It’s unfortunate to think about, but the fact is problems can and probably will arise with your website at some point in time. It’s comforting to know that the hosting company you’ve secured will be there when you need them. This should include a variety of ways to communicate with them including of course e-mail and phone.
If the hosting company you work with only provides e-mail service, this could lessen their effectiveness in times of trouble. In addition, make sure to note their hours of service because unlike a bricks and mortar store, your website will be available to customers 24 hours a day seven days a week; you want your host to be available for you as well.
Your hosting account is where you will upload the graphics of your website to then be sent to go live on the Internet. The process of doing this is called FTP, or file transfer protocol. The process is incredibly simple using the control panels that will be available to you on your hosting account, and depending on the level of customer service that the hosting company provides, they may be able walk you through this process the first few times to make sure all goes well. For hosting I am using hostgator which I believe a dependable service provider.
http://www.hostgator.com/ -Host gator has a great reputation in the industry and depending on the scope of your project, can host your website for as little as $4.95 per month. In addition to the 1-800 number prominently displayed on their website, hostgator provides a variety of ways to communicate with them and operates on a business model that features 24/7 customer service.
Step 5: Building Your Website
So, we’ve purchased the land (hosting) and now it’s time to build the house (website).
Like all aspects of products and services that are available on the Internet, there is almost an unlimited amount of directions you can go with the creation of your website.
Gone are the days of simple static business card type websites that featured a bit of info about your business and a phone number at the bottom or a link to an e-mail. Nowadays, Internet customers are say and it takes a good deal of marketing and sales initiative to encourage them to make a purchase with you versus another online vendor.
There are several aspects that must go into creating a successful website and they include the design and graphics of the website, the sales page presented on it, the customer tracking or follow-up capabilities, and finally the use of other types of technology on your website to encourage sales and grab attention.
Fifteen Minute Time Out
Please take a quick break for a moment…….
I really appreciate it. I am pretty much aware that I am throwing a lot new information at you. But as you know it’s all part of your journey to make money online. If you have had your coffee/tea let’s move on.
Step 3: Build Your List
List Building is the most important tool you will use in building your business’s income. List Building is a process of gathering a list of e‐ mail addresses for the purpose of campaign usage and/or marketing purposes. This is a perfect way of keeping your targeted crowd of people informed on new products, services, and other important notifications that they may be interested and intrigued by.
You must have a list if you want to survive. It is not the individual who happens to run into your site and buys your product that makes you succeed, it is the targeted list of potential buyers on your list that do. These specific people are what keep your business prosperous and striving forward each and every day.
With an email list, not only can you continuously build rapport with your subscribers, you can also offer them products of interest. Traffic that comes and is not captured is a waste. People are looking for specific information and they will leave forever once they have found out. However, if you manage to capture their emails, you can continue to provide value and turn them into your loyal customers or followers.
One more good reason – With an email autoresponder, you can automate emails so that new subscribers will automatically be funneled through a series of emails which will lead to a sale eventually. Can you say passive income?
Have you heard the saying “Money is in the list”.
That is perfectly true. I will give you an example. I have a list of 5600 subscribers ( While I write this blog post) in my auto responder list. Just 2 days back I sent an email to my all subscribers informing about one of my new product launch. Actually it was an eBook worth $17.
678 subscribers of mine bought the eBook. So how much I made by sending one email.
678 x $17 =$ 11,526
Have you got the importance to have your own list?
How do you build your list?
You will first need to set up your list funnel. It typically consists of 3 components:
1) Landing page or Squeeze Page
2) Free Gift
3) Opt in box
Once you have your own list you can keep up a good relation with your subscribers by providing valuable information or introducing good affiliate products so that you can also make money through it.
Kindly understand that the above steps are the initial steps to start your online business/affiliate marketing journey. Once you have finished the above steps or want to know more about it kindly go through this link
I really thankful to you for showing the patience to read my blog. What was an amazing journey huh? I hope you have found the above post about affiliate marketing for beginners useful. If so please feel free to share this information onto your friends, family members so that they can also benefit from this.
I don’t know in which part of the universe you are now. But I know one thing regardless the matter wherever you are that, you have the internal call to grow up in your life. I congratulate you because you are different from most other people who never think of changing their life, instead they wait for someone to take them under their wings and think someday will come where all their dreams come true and . To be frank, it is not going to happen.
The most important thing you can do right now is TAKE ACTION! Nothing will happen if you just read this eBook and have this system laying on your desktop. You need to actually follow the steps to succeed and I can promise you, you’ll see real results!
I am reminded of that beautiful saying
“ Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now”~Jonatan Martensson
How beautiful the wordings are? Isn’t it? And the saying is about you and me. When I started my internet marketing career in 2008, I spent countless days and nights to learn about online business then I realized my mistake. I should have taken step-by-step action instead of learning everything once and taking action later.
Let humbly urge you to take an action today itself. Never postpone your “things to do today” as it says “Drop by drop, a river is formed!”
Be always positive. Positive people will take the time and effort to impact as many positive values as they can to someone who is interested in achieving the same positive outlook in life as them.
I know this report will help that ONE person. Maybe that ONE person is you.
If I can be of any help with any aspect of your business, please do not hesitate to send me an email, and I will do all I can to help.
To your success,