As we begin the year 2020 with new goals and ideas that we are looking to bring to life as well as accomplishing- There are even more people than ever that are starting to wake up to the realization that there are people that have successfully started their own online business and making a full-time income doing so.
There are numerous ways in which you can start an online business, and not all business models are the same. But for the sake and relevancy of this blog post, I want to help ease the minds of those who are still researching on ways to make money online by providing you guys with a definite answer to the following question that aspiring entrepreneurs ask themselves:
“What is affiliate marketing and does it work?”
Are you ready to get a real newbie-friendly crash course style guide on affiliate marketing?
LET’S GET STARTED!
Affiliate Marketing In a Nutshell: The Basics
Affiliate Marketing is the act of promoting a product- or service, for a company or brand that pays you a handsome commission of their sales from the purchases and subscriptions made by the customers that you have personally referred to their website.
Affiliate marketing is the most popular choice for people who are seeking to start an online business of their own, considering that it is the most inexpensive way to begin their journey as online entrepreneurs.
Affiliate marketing is also a great way to earn an exciting income as a blogger if you are someone who enjoys writing or blogging about things that you are passionate about.
Affiliate marketing is also great for someone who already spends most of their time online as it is: Whether they may be on Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media networking app that you’d most prefer to spend your time online!
You could be earning as much income as you’d like just as long you are willing to put in the necessary hard work that is required to build, grow, and elevate your business so that you can then accomplish what you may consider to be your definition success…
Which is the celebrated achievement of any personal life, or financial goals that you had set for yourself!
Affiliate marketing is in essence: an essential way towards achieving financial freedom. A great way to earn money on your own time and at your own pace:
Writing and creating content that you love, that addresses the needs of your audience… Creating an exchange of value in which it helps make everyone’s lives become easier- It’s for this sole reason why affiliate marketing continues to work!
The Role of an Affiliate Marketer- The Middleman
Remember earlier when I said that affiliate marketing is the act of promoting a product, or service, for brands and companies who pay the affiliate marketer, a commission from the sales made from the customers that the affiliate marketer brings over to their merchant websites?
Well, if you know of a product, or service- or even a list of products and services that you love, trust, and respect- or know that it’s of excellent value and quality:
You would be more than excited to recommend them to other people, right?
Well, there has been an understanding that helped me change the way I viewed affiliate marketing, online marketing- heck even the way I saw the internet for that matter!-
It has been starting to become more clear to me as of recently as I continued on with my research even while I was already set and running, or working on progressing and building one of my two websites that I personally have created- with New Affiliates Guide being one of them:
That as an owner of a business that does business online, not just in affiliate marketing:
If you have a website, you may also be likely to have some other form of online presence which may include social media pages, YouTube channels, a Google My Business account, LinkedIn, ECT.
You should be someone that is already either running a successful business, or working hard on building their brand if you have managed to get this far in the growth and development of your business.
At this point, you may be someone that probably is steady working on creating more content whenever you can. The more valuable and relevant the content quality of your blog posts are- the more that search engines begin to trust your website: giving you more authority over other websites with similar content; and will start to rank your blog posts on the first page of any search engine that has your website, and any blog post that you publish, indexed in their vast library of resourceful information.
Why would you want your blog posts to rank on the first pages of Google, Bing, or Yahoo?
Because having a post, or article rank on the first page of a search engine, means that the search engine trusts the content quality of your website, and its relevancy to the searches being made by visitors looking for the product, service, and information that you already have.
When you win the trust of Google or any other search engine- it means that they are putting your content, over the content of other websites.
Then what these search engines do, they put your blog posts or articles on the first page because your content is much more relevant for the search terms that they are being indexed under; compared to other websites competing for traffic with the very same keyword search terms and phrases!
As an affiliate marketer, your job is to help audiences get connected with the right information about whatever it is that they are most likely already searching for, and with the definite possibility of you having that whatever that which they seek?-
You can help your audience by informing them about the product or service and why they would benefit from getting it: Providing them with a solution to a problem that they were already searching for to begin with!
Not only have you might made their day… You have helped your audience see the value of the product or service in order to help them come to an informed decision on why they should buy the product or service-
Gaining your merchant partners even more customers, clients, and subscribers!
What You Will Need in Order To Succeed As An Affiliate Marketer
New Affiliates Guide exists for the following reasons for which I’m grateful to help you learn how to get started in affiliate marketing as well…
The Proper Way!
1.)A True Sense of Adventure- someone in my family, once had found a review article on a product or service scam that I was trying at the time; And later in that post- that affiliate marketer referred me to their #1 recommendation for making money online:
My decision to click on a banner like the one above- (or was it a link text?), led me to visit the website of an online entrepreneur university that can train anybody how to start their own online business and making an income by doing what is still considered one of the most rewarding ways to make money online: affiliate marketing!
Indeed life can be an adventure! and it shouldn’t be any different when it comes to learning how to be successful in affiliate marketing.
From the moment that I first landed on Wealthy Affiliate’s website: I was quickly in awe of how user-friendly and interactive- the website, and it’s training platform was, even on my cell phone!
It was- and is, still cool to see that I could greet my visitors, with a custom message- Thanking them for visiting i.e: this website, and seeing my profile pic fit nicely over my profile name in the same color schemes fitting nicely with the look of that website-
Just the same way as it was for me when I first visited my mentor/sponsor’s website when I got started back on May 27, 2018!
I gotta tell you- I could not contain my excitement! I could not shake that feeling that I had probably found the answer that I may have been looking for, as I recall going through a research phase when I was suffering heavily from shiny object syndrome- Because at that time, I was looking to learn at the best ways to make money online!
And if you’re anything like me: You would probably scroll up and down- clicking on every page, as you read and absorb every word so that you can fully understand how effective and how good a product or service is before actually deciding to make a purchase or subscription:
Because that’s what I did!
Your search to find the cheapest, most affordable way to start your own online business: stops here… GET READY FOR THE REAL JOURNEY!
2.) Guidance, Training, and Support From Expert Affiliate Marketers And Fellow Students- There really are people in the world who want to see others win and succeed… and I’m one of them!
The Wealthy Affiliate University consists of a big community of affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs: Students ranging from complete newbies to experts in affiliate marketing. We come from different backgrounds, different parts of the world, each progressing, building and working towards establishing our brands- if we are not already being successful with our businesses!
Wealthy Affiliate was created by two expert affiliate marketers: Kyle and Carson.
With over 12 years of being in the industry: They had created a online training platform because they understood from personal experience that learning affiliate marketing was no easy feat.
It is clear that a lot has changed since they began their own journey in affiliate marketing- But thanks to their commitment and their vision, along with their highly talented team of developers and tech guys: they have created a much more pleasant learning experience for their students so that they can accomplish their own affiliate marketing goals much more easier!
Success stories are being shared every day from people who have taken action- even while they were still working on completing their training!
3.) State-of-The-Art Tool,s And Training To Have The Leading Edge Over The Competition- No matter the sub market, niche- or industry that you choose to begin your career in affiliate marketing; You could be having access to some of the most robust tools in the affiliate marketing industry which are the same ones I use to help me make my job easier so that I can focus on creating more content!
The 4 Step Success Building Process To Expect in Advance
When you submit your email and complete the sign up process which includes completing some profile details inside Wealthy Affiliate- You are then finally granted access to the free Starter Membership.
With the Starter Membership- You get access to the first level of the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course: which is a 10-lesson course that will be enough to walk you through what I already kind of walked you through in this blog post.
There are 5 levels in the OEC Course.
for the first 7 days that you sign up, you get to have premium member access to all the tools, platforms and support so that you can see how valuable this university is.
By the time that you are done with the first level: You would already have learned about- what is affiliate marketing, chosen your niche, created and have a live website, and then optimize it so that its ready and easy for Google and other search engines to find- and index your website so that you are then finally able to start monetizing it!
(You get to have 2 websites with the Starter Membership. 50 with the Premium Membership: 25 on a free sub domain hosted website, and 25 on a paid domain!)
Step 1: Choose an Interest: This could be literally anything you want: a passion, interest, a hobby, even something that you have had no prior experience with!
Step 2: Build a Website: Your website is going to be the foundation of your business. It is also going to be a piece of your own digital real estate that which in time can grow in value as you continue to further develop your website as you add great content.
I will be introducing you to the most sophisticated, and feature rich website building and hosting platform in the industry. and they have it right here inside Wealthy Affiliate!
Step 3: Attract Visitors: By the time that you have reached this step in another level of this course- You would be learning about the importance of having traffic on your website: in this case, learning about how you can get lots of free organic traffic by learning about the importance of keywords and other ranking factors that will help you be good at ranking on the first page of Google!
Step 4: Earn Revenue: At this point- once you you have people and traffic coming into your website; You can start earning revenue. isn’t this the part that we all wish that we could just jump straight to? they say that there are over 50 ways to monetize your website.
Anyway- once you have gone through the training, you would have gone through each and every process in detail as everything that you need to succeed in your online business, is right there to be readily available for your benefit and convenience!
Will You Leave The Rat Race?
Let’s get some truths and myths about what affiliate marketing is:
-It is not a get rich scheme:
A.) Your success is measured by the kind of work ethic that you demonstrate in your work time/space. (respect it!)
B.) It’s how you want to make a living so you can’t half ass anything, including doing what 98% of people that are aspiring to be entrepreneurs- just won’t do!
-It is a lucrative way to achieve financial freedom:
It is possible for you to make up to the thousands in commissions, consistently on a month to month basis when, and if only you have been putting in the work that you would know was- and continues to be worth it!
This one is my own personal truth: affiliate marketing is a career path that you can take so that you can test your own limits. You have to love what you do. What you have to love is connecting with people just like you, that have a mutual interest in whatever it is that you chose to connect with them in the first place!
Man, writing or sometimes even updating an older post can be a real pain in the ass, can’t it?
Well that is all for now as I don’t wan’t to overwhelm you with information overload, but I do recommend that you check out this amazing online university as I personally see people everyday sharing their personal successes and progress that they have attained and made as a result of the training!
Feel free to ask any questions, or add your opinion or personal experience learning and succeeding in affiliate marketing. I welcome and appreciate any and all participation on your part as I love making another persons day- or night (where ever you may be in the world)-
Best be sure that I would be more than excited to reply to you!
Because I would love nothing more than to see your comment be published on this article because this is how I’ll know that I reached out to the right people… and I know I did!
May Your Business Be Prosperous and Successful!
Jose Reyes, Founder
Visit My Personal Profile in Wealthy Affiliate: THEADVISOR!