Updated 19th March 2019
Affiliate Marketing Online Programs Make Money
You are more than likely reading this as a follow up to my other article on website creation for a home business.
In this article I am going to outline how affiliate marketing works and how to on an affiliate marketing business and affiliate selections. When I say affiliate selections, I am assuming that now you have a website you want to offer a product or service from companies, on that website. You will need to identify those companies in order to generate one or more income streams.
I would suggest you have a good variety of choices for your customers. You will also need to create a different landing page for each group. This is so that when a customer comes to your site they will be taken to the product or service they are looking for.
Remember the goal is to set up your website so that you are a middleman offering products and services to the people who will come to your website. You also want them to come back again and again.
The beauty of being an affiliate is you won’t have to get involved in the process. Once people click a link they will be taken directly to the companies website. The companies will then pay you a referral fee for each sale or lead. Think about how many millions people have access to your website through the Internet. A simple and amazing way to make money isn’t it?
How To Identify Customer Needs – Supply A Solution To A Problem
In my last article I said to find a proven system, whereby you are given a template website that can be easily built out and modified to accommodate your products and services. Maybe you have already done some research of some of the affiliate companies products that you would like to offer your visitors. There are also some great home based business reviews. Meanwhile below the graphic there are a few of the criteria I would suggest looking for when identifying the companies you wish to deal with:
Affiliate Marketing How To
- Identify companies that you feel, after researching, that have viable products or service that your visitors well need and want. You can have the best product in the world, but if no one wants it you’re not going to make any money.
- Check for any history or feedback from existing customers using forums etc.
- Identify companies that have a money back guarantee and actually honor that guarantee when asked. Move them to the top of the list. Protect your customers as much as possible. They will be loyal and return to your site when they need something else. Encourage feedback on the companies you offer.
- Check the respective companies payout record to affiliates.
- How long have they been in business?
- Ensure that the company offers step-by-step guidance for the product or service they provide.
- What type of customer support will your visitors have?
These are just a few of the many criteria that need to be looked at.
When browsing sources of information such as Forums, or even your competitions’ websites remember not every article has to be positive. Sometimes it’s simply not a good fit for that particular person. Often times good companies get a bad reputation on forums simply because the person realized they were going to have to do some work. No free lunches as they say simply because at the end of the day – Nothing is free.
Look at how many positive posts there are to negative posts. I can assure you the largest of companies have some unhappy customers that have posted negative things on forums. Look at the big picture.
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On the other side, although there are many work at home jobs or home business opportunities there are many scams out there that need to be avoided if possible. This can be done in part through your research. You will either need to use a website like mine, or be prepared to do a lot of research yourself.
Once you have identified the companies products or service you want to work with you will then need to add them to your site with your appropriate affiliate link so you will get credit for the sales. This will take a little time, but be patient because you are building the foundation of your business. It does no good to have an incorrectly typed link that pays you nothing. Check to ensure that your affiliate links are tracking properly.
In my last article I mentioned that you can choose to pay someone else to develop, and maintain your website or learn how to do so yourself. I think it’s important for you, if possible, to be able to modify and maintain a website yourself.
Please feel free to read both this article or one of my previous ones in the series. Just hover over the menu header above (Article Series) and choose from the dropdown.
You could also leave a comment below as I always enjoy getting comments about my articles and the information I am passing on. Hopefully this is what my website visitors want and if not then I want to know what information they do want. Therefore your feedback is important to me.
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To your success folks and drop me a line or two if you would like any more information. I am always happy to help and that goes for all the other members as well. A great community to be a part of.
Sincere best wishes.