Today I’m going to be talking about affiliate marketing ideas that make money, I’m not into quick fixes or get rich quick schemes so I’ll be focusing on long term strategies.
One of the most important aspects of building a reputable affiliate business is building trust between you and your following but how is it done?
Your reader needs to trust what you are saying, earn their trust and they will trust your future recommendations.
Think about it, if you read a useful blog that you feel you can trust you’ll probably make a note of it and refer back to it at a later date.
You might even click through to a recommended product or tool, if you make a purchase they will make a commission.
You can do the same, write useful problem solving content and your reader will trust products you recommend to them.
I learned all of this whilst going through affilorama’s free training.
Build a Blog that Makes you Money
If you are serious about affiliate marketing, you need to build a blog. It’s the key to generating regular income.
Find a niche you are passionate about and write weekly articles.
Provide your readers with valuable, actionable information trust me you won’t regret it.
If you are struggling to come up with a niche, this list might help;
– Singing Lessons
– Sciatica or Back Pain
– Self Help
– Cooking Utensils
– Computers or the latest gadgets
– Dog training
All of the above niches have affiliate potential and when you think about it, it makes sense!
People are searching for the answers to their niche related problems, you might even have been looking for answers relating to the above niches at some point in your life.
Let’s take back pain as the example, say you have experienced incredible back pain, you might look online to see if you can find useful tips and stretches to help improve your symptoms.
You might find a useful article on the best home stretches for lower back pain, you read through and take actionable information away from the article.
If you see a recommended back pain product towards the end of the article you might well want to buy it, and that’s how it works.
The best affiliate marketing ideas revolve around helping people, help people and in the process you can recommend affiliate products. Do you see anything in the above list that you could build a blog around?
Focus on Email Marketing, Not Banners
Affiloblueprint shows you the important of email marketing, if you get it right you will generate much more money that any banner advertisement on a website.
Visitors that click on a banner are much less likely to convert, we refer to these type of visitors as cold traffic.
By using affiloblueprint, I learnt to focus on using opt-in forms in order to build an email subscriber list.
A great example of this is enlightenment gateway this is a site made by Mark Ling (Creator of Affilorama), it generates him thousands of dollars each year.
Give visitors something of value to join your email list (maybe a free ebook), then send out useful and relevant information along with product recommendations.
Make the most of Organic Traffic with Google
Organic traffic is king, well I think so anyway. People using search engines to find information are much more likely to make a purchase, they are actively looking for specific answers to their problems.
Google and Bing are the best known search engines, of course google is the most popular, it’s important for you to understand how you can better rank your site, so here are some tips.
Update your site regularly with fresh and unique content. Google loves sites that are regularly updated, they want to provide their visitors with the best experience!
You should be aiming to put out content on a weekly basis, focus on high quality, problem solving articles.
All of your posts need to be optimised for a keyword and you need to ensure that the keyword has a good number of people using it on a monthly basis.
There are plenty of free tools out there to help you estimate the monthly search volume of a keyword, i like to use keywords everywhere, it’s a free chrome extension and its incredibly useful.
Just be aware that it wont be 100% accurate, but you can use it as a useful indicator.
Make sure your keyword is in the title tag, if possible it should be right at the beginning. You should also ensure that you repeat your keyword in the first paragraph of text.
DO NOT stuff your keyword everywhere and anywhere, put your reader first! Google is looking for posts / pages that read well and keep people on the page, write your articles as if you were chatting to a friend.
If you want more useful tips for search engine optimization have a look at affilorama, if anything you can make a lot of use of the free training.
Within my full affilorama review you can read about the different affiliate marketing training they offer, well worth having a read!
Affiliate Marketing Ideas
So I set out today to talk about the affiliate marketing ideas that make money, the above three ideas are not overnight miracles, they are long term strategies.
By following the advice you can build a business for the future rather than something that comes and goes very quickly.
Let’s recap over the important parts.
We’ve established the importance of trust, without this you cannot possibly expect your readers to pay attention to your recommended affiliate products.
Building a blog or website is the first step, it provides you with a central marketing hub as well as a regular stream of income.
I’ve given you some niche ideas to get your juices flowing, if you weren’t blown away by these have a think about the different topics and hobbies you are interested in, trust me if your passionate about something, writing about it is much easier.
We’ve talked about the importance of email marketing, affiloblueprint teaches the importance of this in detail.
Be sure to have a look at the site example I provided, Mark Ling is a super affiliate marketer, he knows what he is talking about!
Search engines have the power to take your site from $100 a month to $100,000 a month.
Alot of people have asked me: “How good is affilorama?”, before we go any further let’s answer this question.
How Good Is Affilorama?
The only reason i am happy to recommend affilorama to you is because of the free value that i know they offer.
When i first started learning about affiliate marketing a lot of people were recommending me to affilorama.
I’ve actually written an article to answer this question in full, if you fancy a read click the link below.
Anyway let’s finish this article off.
If i was starting out i’d sign up to affilorama and go through their free taining.
Follow the actionable tips to ensure your site performs, generating regular high quality content should be one of the most important takeaways from the article.
If I’d of understood SEO when starting out it would of made a huge difference to my business.
Lastly, if you don’t have the money to invest in something like affiloblueprint you should make use of affilorama’s training, it’s completely free and I can guarantee you can learn a lot if you follow it through to the end.
Best of luck on your journey, you’ll be hearing from me again very soon.