What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a way to make a passive income from the sale of a product or products in your desired niche.
Nearly every company on the internet has an affiliate program. In fact, every product for sale on Amazon can be promoted for an associate commission, there are countless opportunities to make money from affiliate marketing.
In order to learn affiliate marketing you will need training, help and guidance along with support from other people that are working from home on their computers building websites that have great content.
Great content leads to better search rankings from Google, Bing and Yahoo.
What do I mean by better search rankings?
Better search engine rankings
Let’s say that someone on the worldwide web is searching for a product or service that they need, they type into the search bar on their computers a keyword.
For example they are looking for a new blender for their kitchen, so they type in a keyword that relates to whatever product or service they are looking for.
In the case of a kitchen blender they might type in “kitchen blender” or “find a good kitchen blender” or they may look for “buy a good kitchen blender” do you see what I mean by a keyword.
What happens next?
In this example when the person types “find a good kitchen blender” on Google they are taken to a results page, I’m sure that you have searched on Google, Bing or Yahoo to find stuff that you are interested in.
The first page will show the best search engine optimized websites (SEO) usually there are ten websites to choose from. You will scroll down the page and read a little bit of information on each site, then you either go to the next page or to search even further or you will click on the website link that is of most interest to you.
Why would you stay on a website for a long time? according to a survey people will often leave a webpage in the first 30 seconds, 30 SECONDS! It’s not very long is it? so the question is?
Can your website capture that person’s attention in under 30 seconds?
To be honest in today’s world people want information fast, so your website must be able to communicate your message in that first 30 seconds, if not your website visitor will go somewhere else.
You must use your passion about your particular niche to get your message across to your readers.
Interesting engaging content
The key to getting on the first page of Google search is to write well researched content written in a way that is interesting and engaging for your website visitor. So, when you decide to write an article of up to 2,000 words you must write in your own style with your website visitor uppermost in your mind.
To keep your content even more interesting I suggest the use of images related to the content of the page that you are writing, add the images to the content and I recommend that you place the image to the right of the content because Google can understand what the page is about.
Search engine optimization
Is your website SEO friendly, in other words will Google love your site?
Why would Google love your site?
Google searches webpages 24/7 trying to understand what is good content and what isn’t good content, to make an impression in the search engine rankings your content must be well researched and unique.
You must have the keywords inserted in the meta tags in your sites back office, you must also put the keywords that apply to your site in the keywords box.
If you are new to affiliate marketing and you want to build your own website in a cost effective manner this website provides all that you need to be successful in the affiliate marketing area.
This website has been helping people like you and me to make a passive income from affiliate without the large costs associated with a traditional business.
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6 thoughts on “What is Affiliate Marketing?”
Thanks for telling us more about affiliate marketing. Most people are under the impression that all you have to do is dive in and do paid advertising to sell something online and get a commission.
The best way to do it as you have pointed out is to start a website about the product you want to sell, and in this way your conversions will be way higher long term without you having to pay for your advertising all the time.
Making an engaging website is key to both keeping your visitors and selling your products, and all this takes is practice over time.
Affiliate marketing is a way to make some extra money from your computer
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Thank you for your comment,affiliate marketing does work so long as you learn from the experts at Wealthy Affiliate
Affiliate Marketing has made many people rich beyond their expectations. There are millions of new products to be reviewed and exposed to the world and those who don’t know them, what they are and their cost . All these an affiliate marketer provides answers to and earn commissions from sales of such products.
Just be good at writing captivating content, build a website launch your domain and you are good to go.
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I just followed the training and put it into practice it works!