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Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works?



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Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works?

What are your tips for those taking the first steps in this field?

So guys, I've been reading a lot of things about this "new" world (at least for me, haha) for some time and I've learned a little more every day about it. However, I would like to know the tips / opinions of those who have been working for a long time and know a little bit more about this world.
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TommyCarey

When it comes to affiliate marketing you will need to know what to pitch and to whom. If you're pitching an affiliate product that revolves around diabetes and you're targeting people who like Mt. Dew, you're not going to have a great end result lol. Just like any type of marketing, you will need to know your demographic and what is the best product to pitch to them.

The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you don't even need your own products. You can build up a list and then send out newsletters that have some clickbank links in them. Most of the good clickbank products have pages written in a way that will increase their sales much more than other websites. This is because they hire writers to do the content and want it written in a way that boosts the drive and motivation of the potential client. Because remember, if the client isn't interested, why would they purchase? lol.

If you're working with cilckbank, focus on the gravity of the product. The gravity will show how popular the item has been in the last couple weeks based on sales. The higher the gravity, the more sales through that clickbank product have been successful.


Now you can promote thousands of clickbank items, but if you don't have a website that you can put them on, you won't be able to advertise in many places. You won't be able to advertise on adwords, bing ads or Facebook ads if you are trying to push an affiliate link. Now if you have your own domain you're trying to promote, that's fine since you will just so happen to have affiliate links on your website lol Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works? I did something like this a couple years ago and had my domain advertising through Facebook but the only "service" I promoted were a few clickbank links. I broke even and didn't see much potential so I decided to stick with what I knew, and that's SEO and marketing for my clients in order to increase their rankings and make them more money lol Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works?

Affiliate marketing hasn't really changes much, it's like the light bulb, not much advancement on techniques and strategies in order to increase your sales. A lot of the evergreen strategies still work such as building a list and monetizing it with affiliate links or building up a website and placing affiliate links within it. Sure you could email spam, but the chances of you getting banned from an affiliate platform are getting higher and higher due to laws and regulations against spammers.



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wiseagent

What a great answer!

Thank you so much for writing something so useful, so detailed and easy to understand. Your comment was very important to me. It's good to know that there are people always willing to help others.



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Corzhens

I understand that I only need to search for the products that I want to promote when I am into affiliate marketing. But until now I still couldn’t grasp the entire idea how I would earn from affiliate marketing. Let’s say I will post about one product in social media. When a friend buys that product, how would it be credited to me? Is there a link that will be provided to me so that the sale will mention my name?



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cmoneyspinner

There is a section here at this site which discusses a wide range of questions about affiliate marketing. Over 300 discussions with over 2000 responses. A veritable treasure trove for newbie affiliate marketers. There are many out there who would compile this information, put it into a course format, and charge you a pretty penny for it. You're already a SEOClerks member, which means you can access the information free.



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wiseagent

I haven't yet explored this site in its entirety (there is still plenty to see / read), but anyway... Thanks for this tip / explanation because it was very important to me.

I'll read the right session and learn a little more. Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works?



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overcast

The simple explanation for the affiliate marketing is that you have to make use of the link given by the store or the site. And this link needs to be pretty much shared with others. And if someone buys things or subscribes to things. And in such case it'd be there for the conversion. If converted you can get some percentage of the sales. Say from 5% to 25% etc. So that's pretty much the concept of the affiliate marketing. And based on how that works out people can see that this type of the marketing work for many people. This type of stuff changes over a period of time and you have to keep with changes in this industry to be effective for the conversion.



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augusta

Affiliate marketing is simply signing up with sites that have affiliate program or offers to partner with them to push their products or brands to far and wide.You just sign up with them and generate your link and start advertising, marketing and then make sales for a commission.



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Tronia

Besides what everybody has already said, I believe that the easiest way is to simply set up a lead page - this is a page where you redirect all the people that click or are interested, offer them something for free and when they do that, they have to use their email. That way you get their email and they get something for free, like an ebook. Then you build an email list and use it for your affiliate marketing.



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kgord

Oh yes, I would agree with this, because who doesn't like something for free? it is just one of the things that you might always consider when you are interested in getting affiliate conversions.



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jpyy

It's great that they have a powerful sales page prewritten. Nonetheless, though, that's only half the struggle - because the other half involves you driving advertising toward the page and that can cost money and/or time. In fact, many don't have the capital to do it, nor the credit to get a bank loan. Also, they might not have the skill in business. I mean, imagine an inexperienced person throwing away thousands on pay-per-click.

Anyway, not being whiny here, but it's just the fact of the matter.



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Barida

As a beginner in affiliate marketing, you need to understand that lots of works are meant to be done. This is not the type of business that you will just wake up in a day and see money flying around you without putting up the needed efforts into the work.



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AmieBotella

If you don't mind me asking, how long have you been doing this? And how is your profit doing from such hardwork? I am also new in affiliate marketing and I would like to make this work. I know that one way to drive sales on your affiliates is to build a website. Can a free website help you with affiliate marketing?



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itommy

As my experience to earn good from affiliate marketing then you need to have a site with huge traffic. Doing affiliate marketing is very easy if you have a site like that, Just choosing some affiliate programs from some websites and promoting them via reviews on your site and visitors can buy products from your links in reviews, you can earn from that.



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seolads

First steps in affiliate marketing is just what you doing right now Affiliate marketing for beginners: How it works? Join marketplace, see what other do and how they doing it = Learn. Ask question about it and LEARN. Read online magazines, blogs, social media posts and LEARN, then after look for good paying affiliate website like seoclerk is and implement you knowledge you learned so far. More you work on it, more experienced you get in time after



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hazelandrea

I have seen so many posts about affiliate marketing online and how that can bring you a good amount of money. I think that it would be best to do affiliate marketing if you have some type of blog website or somewhere online where people view your page because it will be more effective to attract customers/buyers that way. I personally have not tried it but I have watched a lot of testimonies and tutorials on how to do so.



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hazelandrea

I have been thinking on doing it lately but I was torn because I am not really that much of a business minded person and I am not good in attracting buyers. I also don't own a blog or a website where I can post about the products I am about to do affiliate marketing with. Although there are a lot of tutorials and testimonies about it. I think that the effective of that kind of job to you depends if you have good socializing skills or have have a lot of people viewing your page.



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potentialwriter

Well, I don't usually advise or encourage newbies to join affiliate marketing companies because of the unforeseen challenges they with surely face in the long run. Yes, affiliate marketing has a lot of challenges for those who are just starting out. It begins with owning a website and promoting products using traffic. Traffic is the issue beginners face in affiliate marketing and this is, of course, realistic.

Getting traffic attracts lots of techniques and technicalities and cannot be achieved easily unless the experience is there. That is why most people always conclude that no one can make money online.



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Corzhens

I am still in the process of learning affiliate marketing but I am slowly getting a grasp of the idea. The most important in affiliate marketing is the product that you choose to market. And if you intend to make good money then you can exploit the people in your network. What product do they usually buy and especially for the delivery, the prospective buyers in your network should be residing near you so the cost of delivery will not be excessive.



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