Are you looking to make a little extra money but can’t face having to take on a second job? Already spend too much time away from your family? What if you could earn that extra cash right there in your own home? Using your own time and being there for your family as well? Well, provided you have a computer and an internet connection you can.
Consider affiliate marketing for a minute. Affiliate marketing is basically selling or pulling in leads for somebody else’s products or services. Sound easy? It can be if you put in the time and effort required, at least initially to get things set up. So, how do you become an affiliate marketer and what does it entail?
First of all you have to pick the affiliate product that is right for you. Use the internet to search; you will find thousands of links to choose from so you need to do your homework and find a good reputable market to work from. Choosing your product to market is the first step.
Make sure you choose a trusted high quality product, preferably one that you have used and can testify to. It’s no good trying to market an obscure, unknown product that hardly anyone will use. Once you have your product you will need to market it. Many of the solid affiliate marketing businesses will provide you with all the tools and training necessary to start of your business.
They will give you help in setting up your marketing website or blog. In order to drive visitors and potential customers to your blog you need to advertise your site. To do this successfully you need to know something about SEO or search engine optimisation.
In order to stand a chance of making any money from your website you must be visible in the search engines. SEO is the art of using strategically placed keywords and phrases in your domain name, titles and content – keywords that are have a proven success rate in the search facilities. The better your keywords the higher your ratings. And higher ratings means more potential visits to your website.
Advertising and marketing your site is all important. You can either pay for this using pay per click advertising or you can use social media sites such as Facebook and twitter to get your name out there. Create a fan or business page on these sites to advertise your product. Write articles about your product and include links to your site – these can be published on sites such as Squidoo or submitted to article directories.
Don’t expect to make money overnight with affiliate marketing because it won’t happen. However, with a bit of work and by following all the advice and tips you can start to make a steady income, provided you are marketing a high quality, sought after product. It’s all in the advertising as to how much traffic and how many customers you pick up but by using SEO smartly you can succeed at affiliate marketing.