Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: Make it rain!
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No matter what kind of thing you are into – there’s a lot of it out there. If you’re into electronic music, I have good news for you! There are at least 37289 genres for you to explore.
Not a music person? More of a video person? Great! There are almost 10,000 options for you to watch on Netflix. YouTube gets 300 hours of video uploaded to it every single day.
Not into media at all? You’re only fun is hustling and cross fit? Praise The Lamb! In America, there are more cross fit gyms than Starbucks.
There’s too much of everything. Nobody has time to sift through all the answers.
This problem is especially difficult for creators. No matter what they are making, it’s hard to get noticed.
This why people need guidance. They don’t have time to listen to sort through everything on Netflix. They need that one cool friend who is somehow ahead of everything to say “Why are you watching The Office, Netflix just came out with Stranger Things and it’s awesome.”
That’s why influencers and affiliates are so valuable. It’s much more than a way to make money online. It’s a service that guides people toward things of real value. So, if you are looking to add value to people’s lives and make some money for yourself in the process, here’s your
411 on affiliate marketing for beginners.
Pro Tip #1: Follow the rules
You want to make money, not lose it. So make sure and let your audience know that you are getting a kickback from this. Don’t be shy about it. The FTC has some pretty serious rules and you don’t want to take any chances. Being upfront about your affiliates will build much more trust with your audience than being shady about it. Don’t be shady and don’t be shy.
Pro Tip #2: Be honest
There are a lot of things out there you can be affiliates for. Don’t waste your time on things that you don’t think your audience will appreciate. Spend some time thinking about your audience. What problems do they need to be solved? Where are their pain points? Try to find affiliates that will solve your audience’s problems. People care less about what a thing is and much more about how it helps them.
Pro Tip #3: Be Genuine
Take the time to really use the product that you are going to recommend. Know how it works, inside and out. Review it and be honest. Talk about how amazing it is, talk about the drawbacks. Remember you are also building trust with your audience. You want them to come back to you over and over. When you say “this thing is amazing and you need it” You want them to believe you.
Affiliate Marketing For Beyond Beginners
Pro Tip: Make a video of your review.
Think about these stats… YouTube is the second most popular website after Google. By 2022, online videos will make up more than 82% of all consumer internet traffic (See our source) Social media posts with video have 48% more views. Video gives you more opportunities as an affiliate than a normal blog would. It allows you to really show off the product and make it more personal. It allows you to build better rapport with your audience, address the objections and then close the deal.
If that’s not enough for you, then we suggest you learn from the pros. At Weeknight Website, we actively invest in ourselves by purchasing appropriate courses from people we trust. It helps us immensely. Maybe it’s time for you to do the same. One video we suggest you watch before you pay anyone is THIS video by Project Life Mastery.