For most people who want to work from home or make money online yet do not have a great deal of technical knowledge about creating websites, products or online businesses, learning how to become an affiliate marketer can be the quickest and easiest way to get started.
The reason why this is true is because becoming an affiliate marketer is a very simple three step process. It will vary from one business model to another. For example if you are completely new to online traffic generation you may need to learn about niche research or how affiliate marketing works.
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Now that you have a basic understanding of how the overall process works, let's take a closer look at the steps involved.
Here are the basic three steps for learning how to become an affiliate marketer :
Step 1.) Find a merchant with a product that you would like to promote to your target audience..
Step 2.) Read their affiliate agreement and then signup with them if you agree with all of their terms and conditions.
Step 3.) Create a campaign or action plan for promoting your affiliate link.
Here is an excert from an excellent article by howtobecomeanaffiliate.com on how to start promoting
SO HOW DO I BEGIN AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Firstly, you need the correct mindset. Before anything can be applied on your website you need to be applied mentally. What do I mean by that?
You need to understand that this is a business this is no get rich quick scheme. You need to approach it with a serious attitude. I’m not saying you need to draw out a business plan or speak to your local business advisor, what I am saying is the seriousness you adopt when searching for credible information yourself, is the same mentality you must adopt when putting information out. Ok, so your mind is in the right place. You’re motivated and eager to begin.
Where do you start? There is a process all successful marketers go through to create what is termed an affiliate campaign; it just means to create a site to make money. It sounds grand, but even novices start them all the time by themselves to create additional income. To to start a campaign you need to:
FIND A NICHE – This involves finding something a lot of people want with very low competition
CHOOSE A KEYWORD – Determine if those people actually wants to purchase that product
FIND AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM – This as you may know is where you will source the product then…
CREATE A WEBSITE and finally…
How To Become An Affiliate Marketer And Make Money Online
Becoming an affiliate marketer is actually the third step in a 3 step process for learning how to make money online. Here is a short video from a 5 part video series by Chris Farrell on how to create a website, become an affiliate marketer and make money online.
Additional Reading :
How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing Business Opportunities - How To Make Them Work For You
The Best Affiliate Program Business Model For Your Online Business