Please bare in mind that you won’t just make money over night. Depending on how much effort and time you put into this, it could take anywhere from a week to a month to make your first sale online.
account a Blogspot/WordPress blog, a YouTube channel, a Facebook fan page and a Twitter account.
All of the things listed above are free. You’ll need a Clickbank account to find products to promote, a WordPress blog to put your promotions on, a YouTube channel, Facebook fan page and Twitter account to drive traffic to your blog. If you don’t know how to set these up then there’s tons of tutorials online you could watch.
Below is a list of what you’re going to be doing to make money online.
Find a product on Clickbank. Keyword research. Write an article for your blog promoting the product. Search engine optimize the article. Leave your affiliate links throughout the article, 3 links is enough. Drive traffic to the article on your blog using YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Build links to the article which will raise your rankings in Google, which will give you tons more traffic. (optional)
Let’s go into more detail now. Log into your Clickbank account, go to the market place, enter a niche, preferably one that you have experience in because you’ll be able to write about it. Once you’ve chosen a niche you’ll need to choose your first product.
The next thing you’re going to need to do is keyword research. We’ll need to find a keyword to optimize our article for. If your product is about health and fitness then you could start brain storming keywords, e.g how to burn belly fat, how to lose belly fat etc. Now we need to go to Google’s keyword tool.
The keyword “how to lose fat” has a total of 1,500,000 searches. This would be very hard to rank for in Google, so I recommend you find a keyword with a low amount of monthly searches and low competition. Stick to 1000-5000 global monthly searches until you have more experience.
Once you’ve found a keyword you need to write an article for your blog promoting the product. The article could be some free relevant information to the product or it could be a product review.
The next thing we need to do is search engine optimize (SEO) the artice. SEO is when you optimize something to rank high in the search engines for a keyword/keywords.
Here’s how you can SEO a blog post.
Primary keyword phrase in the title. Primary keyword phrase in the first sentence, middle of the article and last paragraph. Primary keyword phrase in the tags and categories. You can also put any secondary keywords throughout the article and in your tags and categories.
Now we need to leave our affiliate links throughout the article, so if you make a sale you’ll earn a commission. You could leave a click here for more information button at the end of the article or leave banners throughout the article. Three links is enough.
The final thing we need to do is drive traffic to your new blog post. Create a video for your keyword and upload it to YouTube and search engine optimize the video. Send out a few tweets and update your Facebook fan page. Make sure you leave links back to your blog post.
This step is optional but will raise your search engine ranking. Build links back to your blog post. You can do this by submitting articles to directories, blog comments, guest blogging and social bookmarking.
Please bear in mind that this affiliate marketing guide takes time and patience from your side. You may choose to take courses which will make your effort much easier as they provide you all the tools and training required and every step is mapped out for you to easily understand.
Good luck on your venture to make money online with affiliate marketing.