Sunday, 17 May 2009

Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing:

How to get started in affiliate marketing

What is an affiliate program? An affiliate program is where you join a company and sell their products, for a commission. Getting started is easy, all you need to do is find a market you are interested in and join some related affiliate programs.

The easiest way to begin is to find your niche markets. Choose markets that you are interested in and specialize, in different aspects of the market. Research keywords in your market, and choose those with a large amount of searches and less websites supplying them. You can find out demand by going to overture search tool and seeing how many searches have been done. Putting the keyword into the search engine and looking at how many websites come up will give you supply. High demand and low supply will be your niche market.

You will build a website around the market and join related affiliate programs. Then you drive traffic to your website. Once you have one of these websites working and pulling in profits, you can go to another niche market and duplicate your success. Make these sites theme websites, so that you can promote more than one affiliate program from one place.

Try to choose some affiliate programs with residual income. This means that the customer will buy the product again and again, for instance a diet supplement or vitamins. Another form of residual income will be a product with a monthly subscription, like a membership site or autoresponder. ( Heres a good one)

Get to know the product. The best affiliates actually use their sponsor’s products. Write good informative content to pre sell your visitors and establish yourself as an expert in your field. People will trust you more when they see your expertise and you will get more clicks through to your sponsor’s site (Like MoreNiche for example)

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