Market, market, market. Don’t rely on SEO or social media alone to drive people to your website or blog to take advantage of your affiliate recommendations. Understand who your target market is, where you can find it, and how you can entice it to your site.
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Now we have Google’s upcoming requirement that your website be mobile-friendly. That has caused a scrambling to comply for a lot of webmasters. Have you done anything to ensure your sites are compliant to low, mid and upper tier level cell phones?
Its like when I was young and I read the “Emperor’s New Clothes”…. only a little boy could see that the Emperor riding on the horse was only in his undies…and if you continue to believe in this fable, that is all that you will have left.
Search for terms like “[product] affiliate program.” For example, “Target affiliate program.” If your first search doesn’t turn up anything, try again. Don’t give up too easily. Sometimes there are slight variances in word usage or terms.
Now one thing that’s not mentioned is that videos typically rank faster and higher than written content. And I speak from experience. With the videos I create for my other site I have countless first page rankings in Google.
Google Adwords can be used to drive targeted traffic to a sales page. You simply make an ad in your adwords account then use your affiliate link in the target page URL of the ad. Obviously, you will have to continuously measure the conversions and see if the campaign cost is less than the campaign profit in order to keep the campaign running but I am sure you get the idea.
Cost per action/sale methods require that referred visitors do more than visit the advertiser’s website before the affiliate receives a commission. The advertiser must convert that visitor first. It is in the best interest of the affiliate to send the most closely targeted traffic to the advertiser as possible to increase the chance of a conversion. The risk and loss are shared between the affiliate and the advertiser.
Those with deep pockets, and I mean deep, who have the resources to buy 1000s of domains, lots of resources working for specialized micro-niche pages, and driving traffic to them, one way or the other, are making money. They have a wide spectrum of websites which is equally balanced with a wide spectrum of website traffic (very high traffic to very low traffic) and they average a very decent income. But they are not on these boards selling their secrets. They stay away from such crap and continue to focus on what works for them. They have the money to do very large scale buying of Adwords and other keywords to drive traffic to their website and keep you out on the periphery.
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this was simply outstanding article,thank you so much for opening my eyes to the world of amazon affiliate prog, i would surely like to use it the way you say on my beauty blog. But im a bit confused with one thing- contextual linking. how can we do this, i mean for example if i write an article on “Revlon Lipstick” then should i simply highlight this term and ‘link’ it with amazon where this speciifc type is being sold? or do i have to go to amazon first, then from their side stripe copy “add widget” or “link this page” please reply, im a new blogger and have less knoweldge on this.
I’ve been doing affiliate marketing – successfully – for well over a decade. While I earn affiliate income from this website, I’ve made the bulk of my affiliate revenue from selling real users products and services – in multiple niches – that have nothing to do with the making money online niche. I’ve been nominated as Affiliate of the Year three times in the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards – taking home the award in 2016. I’ve spent the last decade+ teaching people how to find success with affiliate marketing – based on my own experiences – as well as advocating for the industry as a whole. I’m often blunt and can sometimes be controversial, but I’m also 100% bullshit free.
Ryan started his career in the Marine and Offshore industry where he handled the industry’s first B2B e-commerce platform in S.E.A and led its’ subsidiary’s ISO team as Management Representative, achieving the ISO qualification in its 1st attempt. Equipped with a strong foundation of marketing methodologies and concepts, Ryan moved on to the Healthcare industry where he served as a Marketing Manager and led the marketing department to improve Click-through rate by 11.34%; Sales Conversion Rate by 8% and client subscription by 25% after series of rebranding and revision of marketing strategies. He provides consultation, training and coaching in the strategic and operational aspects of management, product management, digital marketing, social media marketing, data analytics.”
Any money you make from anything online you should report to the IRS. I believe anything over $600 and they send out tax documents to you and to the IRS. Don’t mess around. Report any and all income you make.
While your site is still new, it’s a good idea to start capitalizing on someone else’s audience. Continue focusing on building your own content, but also considering writing content for a few big, high-traffic blogs that are relevant for your niche. By writing content for a bigger site, you are able to get in front of another audience and showcase your expertise on a particular topic. This will eventually lead to more traffic to your site, as well.