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Digital Strategist Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Having an affiliate marketing website will do you little good if it is not well-ranked in the search engines. If you are well-ranked, on the other hand, your site will come up when someone searches for the types of products and or services you are offering or information that is relevant to that. 

How to Increase Traffic to Your Affiliate Marketing Website

There are many ways that you can increase your site’s rankings. Here are just a few of them.

First of all, you should try to add new content to your website or blog regularly. A good rule of thumb is to do this about two times a week. If you’re stuck about what to write about, do a product review, or take an article you’ve written and break it up into more detailed points. You can also do an article about a relevant video or an e-book that you’ve read.

Next, an easy way to get your website indexed is to submit it to directories. Many directories are free, and some charge you to submit your site, but they offer greater visibility. 

There are thousands of directories to choose from. Try to add your site to 10 to 20 directories a month, or you can hire a person or a service to do it for you for not too much investment.

Article directories are another great asset of affiliate marketers. While writing articles and submitting them to the directories takes some time, it is completely free and very effective. There are two schools of thought on this. 

Some say that you can submit your article to the top three directories, and others say it works better to submit them to hundreds of directories. If you choose to submit them to many directories, you might want to consider investing in some article submission software.

Making use of forums is another way that you can establish both credibility and links to your site. Try to stay active in at least one forum by asking genuine questions and answering what you can. If you can keep up with it, try to contribute at least one comment per day. 

This will generate links to your affiliate marketing website. Use the same principle to post comments on highly ranked blogs. If possible, comment on blogs that are ranked higher than your website or blog is. 

Use a social marker to bookmark your site on some of the social bookmarking sites. Do not bookmark your site on all the sites at one time or in one day. Instead, do it randomly. Bookmark your site with one social website on one day, along with some other sites, and maybe the next day, bookmark your site twice along with some other sites, and maybe skip a day of bookmarking your site. 

These are just some ways to get your affiliate marketing website ranked to get more traffic.

Affiliate Marketing Strategy - Important Aspects of Affiliate Marketing

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the winning affiliate marketing strategy involves getting as much traffic (and as much targeted traffic) to your affiliate products as possible. And getting enough traffic starts with choosing a product or service that is guaranteed to generate interest and then convert into sales.

One part of an effective affiliate marketing strategy is making sure that you leverage off of the merchant’s time and effort that has been put into their product or service. An experienced and skilled merchant will know that the more their affiliates are selling, the more they will earn.

And therefore, they will continue to test and tweak the product’s or service’s sales page to make it into the most compelling offer possible, making it hard for people to refuse once they land on the page.

Look for sales pages that are simple and clean, that offer a compelling headline, testimonials, and, if possible, even a timer that shows people how long they can claim the product or possibly the bonus that comes with it.

Once you’ve chosen a product with a proven sales page and conversion rate, you need to get as much high-quality traffic to the offer as possible. You can do this directly by advertising your affiliate link with PPC (pay-per-click), classified ads, banner ads, etc. Or you can set up a content blog or website that provides useful information on the niche of the product or service you are selling.

If you are starting, a blog might be the easiest way to get started, and a WordPress blog is often the most highly recommended because it comes with many free plug-ins that will allow you to be more visible to the search engines.

Keyword research is an important part of any affiliate marketing plan of action. After you’ve chosen the product or service you want to promote, choose the keywords you are going to use to get traffic to your link or your website or blog. Again, if you are new, you want to choose less competitive keywords.

Go to the Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool (free of charge) and type in the general term that describes your product’s niche. This tool will then provide you with all the related search terms that people use when they go to their browser and search. The tool also provides you general statistics on how often each term is searched, how competitive each term is, what people are bidding on this term in PPC ads, etc.

Start with lower-searched terms and use these in your blog/website content or direct link advertising methods. As you get more visitors, you can start using more competitive terms in your affiliate marketing strategy.

Affiliate Marketing The Easy Way

While it is easy to make a very good living online with affiliate marketing, you must realize that you will need to learn some new skills and be patient enough to implement what you’ve learned. If you’re not willing to do this, then you may as well save yourself some time and forget about making money online. If, on the other hand, you’re willing to work, but you want to know how to work smarter, not harder, I have some information on affiliate marketing the easy way; just read on. 

One of the most amazing things about making money online is all the automation you have available to help you. Once you get your website set up and generate a lot of highly qualified traffic, your business can run virtually on autopilot. Of course, it will take much time and work to get it to that point, but once that’s done, you can continue to earn money from that site for years to come, all with very little additional effort. 

Once you’ve got one website set up and generating a nice steady income, you can set up another. Do this until you are making as much money as you want. If you do your homework and choose the right product to promote and take the time to set up your site and get a nice steady flow of traffic, you can be making around $1,000 a month per site.  

Some will make more, and some will make less, but that is a nice average. Just think what would happen if, over the course of the next year, you set up 10 of these sites, and they were all making an average of $1,000 a month, every single month. 

That is what many people are doing online today. It’s doable. It’s not a pipe dream. Of course, before you can do that, you have to learn how to pick the right product to sell, get traffic to your website, and convert that traffic into paying customers. But once you have that knowledge, you can apply it repeatedly as often as you want. Learn the knowledge once and make money off of it for the rest of your life. 

One thing that trips up many affiliate marketers is that they get too caught up in the idea of making cash with little effort and little time. That is not realistic. The scenario I outlined above is possible, but it will take time. If you make the mistake of jumping from one ‘sure thing’ to another, you’ll never get rich. You will, however, make all the people you’re buying your ‘sure thing’ business from rich.  

Just find a good program, learn everything you can about getting traffic and converting it into paying customers and stick with it. After you’ve created your first successful affiliate business, you can rinse and repeat…as many times as you want. 

Follow this blueprint for affiliate marketing the easy way, and you can be retiring from your job by this time next year. You will not only be able to replace your income, but you will also be able to exceed far what you are currently making.

Digital Strategist Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

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