Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. So that’s why this is the affiliate marketing roadmap for beginners.
So what will I provide in this article?
In this article, you will find almost every piece of information about affiliate marketing. Like how to start, get products, promote, etc. So let’s dive in.
Before covering any point, let’s see what affiliate marketing is and how it works.
What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is all based on commission. If you sell a product of a person or company, you get a small commission. This is all about affiliate marketing.
Now let’s talk about how you will set up affiliate marketing or what should be your first step.
Choose products for affiliates.
How to choose a product? That you can promote. There are many websites available that provide you with products. So I will tell you some best platforms for you.
- Amazon Associate
- CJ Affiliate
- Rakuten advertising
- Avangate affiliate network
- Click bank
- Reward style
- Hosting company
- Partner stack
These are some popular and trusted platforms. I mentioned 16 websites but you don’t need to all of them. you don’t need more than 2. why? let me explain.
Getting approval for some of these affiliate programs is not easy. These platforms will ask you how will you sell them, if they don’t think so, they won’t approve you.
Most people fail at this time because in starting no one has a professional blog, social media, or where you can promote.
How to get approval
this is an important part of our Affiliate marketing roadmap This process can be hard but possible. you have created a professional-looking application this will increase the chance of getting approval. but this is not enough.
- Make your profile professional even if your email is a matter you should not use waste mail like alexman321@gmail com. if you have a website so you have professional mail like [email protected]. or if you don’t have one so cannot make it. so you can make it with Gmail but professionally like no numbers and your mail should look good.
- next, is your source like how you sell their product? if you put your website in their application so they will notice your blog traffic and your article quality. but if you have a website social media also can work fine but you have good followers and good engagement as well. This is a big topic, and we have written about it, you should check it out below.
Some affiliate program is easy to get approval like amazon associate. Why?
When you fill out all forms, they will approve you but the condition is you have to sell 3 products in 6 months which is enough to get 3 sales. At the same time, the commission is low. see this image.
You can see in this screen shot you got a maximum of 20% on amazon games and after this maximum of 10%.
This is not a bad commission rate but amazon’s average product price is start nealy $10 and goes upto higher rate. but not every person buys $1000 products.
So assume you choose a fashion related product like a watch or any jewellery. that is around $200 and commission is 4% so you will get $8 per sale
Now you have to sell 12 products to get your first $100. But if you sell like service, book, hosting then you can earn much higher then amazon. Like,
Hostinger provides you 60% commission.
Here you can see hosting provides you 60% commission per sale. Now see this screen short below
This is hostinger populer hosting plan.
When you buy this for 12 months this goes upto $42.34 which is more affordable. And when you calculate 60%, that’s about $25.4 which is a great deal: from Amazon’s comparisons. So 4 sales is enough to make your first $100.
I gave you an example with low price plan If you sell more expensive hosting then you will earn more.
This is another example of a2 hosting.
They provide you with $55 per sale. You need just 2 sales to reach $100. But at the same time, you need enough traffic for getting approval. That’s why our next point is all about the best way to promote products.
How to promote?
Before getting any product you have to choose the method for promoting your product. There are a lot of ways to do it.
Also, I have some of them.
Pinterest is one of the best ways to prompt your affiliate links. Why? Let me explain.
Pinterest is the 14th most famous social media with around 433 million active users in July 2022, and 60% of the Pinterest user is women this will be advantageous for those people who prompt girls-related product.
Also, on Pinterest content is easy to make you have to create images explaining your product. And Pinterest provides you with 500 words description.
So you can easily talk about your service or product.
On Pinterest, some topics are normally more famous than others. Which are those products? Here are 10 topic ideas for you.
But is Pinterest allowed affiliate links?
Yes! But you have to post quality, not spam content. If you just upload pins with affiliate products, then Pinterest can ban your account.