What is Affiliate Marketing about and How can I get Started?

Affiliate marketingWhat is affiliate marketing about and how can I get started? can it replace my current income and can I make a lucrative living from it?

All good questions and I can answer them with a resounding yes, but that would be too easy and besides, it would make this post extremely short; but hopefully, when you have read this, you will be in a better position to decide whether this is what you would want to get involved in. Continue reading “What is Affiliate Marketing about and How can I get Started?”

How to Start an Online Business on a Budget – Step by Step Guide

Something that many people would like to know and that’s how to start an online business on a budget, which is what we are going to cover in this article and break it down into individual steps that should make the process a lot clearer and to get rid of any misconceptions that you may have.

Starting any business is not something to be taken lightly, and it won’t happen overnight as there is a lot of work involved.

One of the most searched for terms in Google would be money related, and with around half the world population, which is around 4.75 billion who have access to the Internet then why not take advantage and make the Internet work for you.

Just think about all the people who are searching in Google, Bing, and Yahoo for anything you could ever imagine, and why not take a piece of the action?

If you take a quick look at Google search statistics, it states that Google processes well over 60,000 search queries every second, which amounts to well over 3.5 billion searches every single day. Check it out!

This is also known as “Traffic” and as you can see there is more than enough traffic to go around.

Having your own online business is a great way to eventually escape the 5-day working week, and give you back your precious time to do whatever you desire.

Just think about how your life would change and it wouldn’t be a small change either.

  • No more Boss to answer to, and no more “BS”.
  • Start your working day when you want.
  • No more travelling those long distances to work and back.
  • Work anywhere you want. All you need is a laptop and an Internet connection.
  • Spend that precious time with your family and friends.
  • Holidays when you want.

All this is within everybody’s reach, it really is.

Anyway back to the main topic in question, how to start an online business

There are plenty of ways to make money on the Internet but one I researched a few years ago and decided to learn was Affiliate Marketing.

You don’t have to own a product or have to buy any stock, not like the normal type of business where products of some description will either be purchased or manufactured by you to sell.

You wouldn’t need to have premises because everything can be done from home.

That means you don’t need to spend money on purchasing or manufacturing.

All you are is the middleman or woman, who executes certain marketing techniques to get visitors to your site. Give them a lot of great content regarding the product(s) and once they purchase from you, that’s when you make a commission.

It’s as simple as that, but how do we get to that position?

If you were knowledgeable and knew what you were doing then you could create your website and a bunch of other stuff and be on your way to making a lucrative income.

Or

You could find a Mentor and a Training Platform with a great community and learn the whole process step by step, which is what I did.

You don’t require any prerequisite skills to succeed and build your online business.

This will all be taught, and all you have to bring to the table is the right mindset, motivation and the will to succeed, and of course “Hard Work”.

Any business, no matter what, takes time to build, and it needs to be done in the correct manner.

It is not going to happen overnight that is for sure but given the time and a lot of effort you will get there because you want this business around for years to come, and something that you could pass down to the kids and be proud of.

I eventually found a Mentor and Training Platform, and after thorough research, I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate.

OK, let’s get right to the step by step guide, what you need to know to create your online business.

Step 1 – Choose Your Niche

A Niche can be many things.

Just take a look at all the people who are searching for things like

Products –

“Smart TV under $1000”

“Best drones with a fitted camera”

Training programs –

“The best training for affiliate marketing”

“How to play better golf”

Debt management –

“How can I get out of debt”

“What happens if I declare bankruptcy”

Make money –

“How to make money on the Internet”

“How you can win the lottery”

The list is endless and remember, I mentioned earlier that Google processes over 60,000 search queries every second.

Each one of those above search queries is a potential Niche.

If you need to look more into what a niche is and how to find a profitable one, then take a look at an article I wrote explaining what a Niche is and how to seek out a profitable one.

Or you could take a look at this topic explained by Kyle who is one of my mentors at Wealthy Affiliate.

What people tend to do is choose something that interests them, maybe a hobby, a problem that needs addressing, etc

It also helps if you are passionate about your Niche, that way developing your website won’t become so much of a chore when you are doing your research.

It could be that at the moment you don’t feel a passion, but that could come at a later date especially when you see a return on your investment.

When choosing your niche there are few parameters that you need to take into consideration which I explain in my review on what a niche is and how to find a profitable one.

If you think about it, it wouldn’t make sense to spend all your precious time developing your website where there were no visitors searching for things relating to your Niche, would they?

That’s where it all gets interesting in Step 3, Keyword Research.

It’s imperative that you choose a Niche where you know there will be plenty of visitors (traffic) coming to your website.

Once you have decided on a niche, then you need to focus on building your website.

Step 2 – Build Your Website

You have your Niche and now you are ready to go.

First off you need to decide who is going to host your website. There are many and I have listed the top 5 in my opinion.

  1. Hosting
  2. Bluehost
  3. iPage
  4. Godaddy
  5. HostGator

But before you decide and dive into one of the above, Wealthy Affiliate has their own hosting and therefore why not take advantage, that’s if you become a member that is.

The overall “Yearly” cost, by far outweighs all the top hosting sites.

Not only that but take a look at what you get.

  • Full support and management
  • Daily backups
  • Mirroring – If your site goes down no problem
  • Website monitoring
  • Faster site speed
  • The most secure, cost-effective affordable hosting there is on the Internet
  • WordPress optimized
  • 24/7/365
  • 25 Your own domains as a paid member
  • 25 Free site Rubix domains as a paid member

That’s 50 domains in total. Do you think that would be enough?

I’m sure you’ll agree that nobody comes near when it comes to hosting at Wealthy Affiliate.

Now you have decided on who’s going to do your hosting, now it’s time to think about your domain.

This is going to be the name of your Website, which can also be registered through Wealthy Affiliate.

This is where it can be a little tricky because you are now going to sit down with a pen and paper and write down a bunch of names for your Niche, and what you will find is once you have decided on a name that somebody else is using that name.

Try to think of a good name for your website and one that relates to your Niche.

Remember this is going to be your brand, and I think people don’t spend enough time on this decision and just jump in and select the first one they can think off.

This name is going to be with you for years to come, so a little time and patience.

If you are serious about building an online business then you really need your own domain (Website) name!

If you just wanted to give the Training Platform a trial run then there are 2 Free Domains that you can use to get a feel for whether this is really for you or not.

That is exactly what I did but decided within 2 hours that this training platform was for me!

Everything you would ever need is there for you at Wealthy Affiliate and makes everything so straightforward.

Are you thinking?

“This isn’t for me, I don’t have any technical skills and just wouldn’t have a clue about how to create a website”. Right?

Wrong!

The guys at Wealthy Affiliate make developing a website so very straightforward, and no techie stuff at all is required. Anybody can do this.

Take a look at one of the co-owners, Kyle creates a website in less than 1 minute.

Your website is ready to go, now all you have to do is write Niche related content, but before you get to that, you need to research just what people are searching for regarding your Niche in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Step 3 – Keyword Research

This is where you would use a Keyword Tool and there are many out there.

Some good and some bad along with cost issues.

Just recently at Wealthy Affiliate major changes have been made to integrate the Jaaxy Keyword Tool and make it all part of the training platform.

What they have done is replace the FREE cutdown version of Jaaxy with the new Jaaxy membership, which has many more features you can take advantage of. The FREE membership still as restrictions though!

The 4 memberships are

  • Jaaxy Starter – Part of the free membership with restrictions
  • Jaaxy Lite – Now part of the Premium Membership
  • Jaaxy Pro – As before
  • Jaaxy Enterprise – As before

What this means for anybody who is serious about building a successful online business is, that if you decide to upgrade to Premium then the Jaaxy Keyword Tool comes as part of that membership.

A big saving and how cool is that?

This is very easy to learn and extremely accurate and gives you just what you need in order to accelerate your research. No complexity at all and designed I would say for the newbie.

I use the Jaaxy Pro version and I would say one if not the best Keyword Research Tool on the Internet today.

You may say I am biased and maybe I am but I have tried a number of Keyword Tools in the past and Jaaxy leaves them standing.

If you want to know more about Jaaxy along with Keyword research that is covered then you can read my review of Jaaxy here.

In essence, what you are trying to do when researching keywords is to look for what we call “Long Tail Keywords”

These are keywords that fewer marketers will be using. The longer the keyword the less competition you will find, or that is the theory behind it.

There are 2 types of keywords

  • Broad Keyword
  • Long Tail Keyword

The broad keyword would be – “Make Money”

Another but not so broad would be – “Make Money Online”

A long-tail keyword would be – “Make Money Online as an Affiliate Marketer”

You need to stay away from Broad Keywords

Although the traffic for a broad keyword will be high these are the keywords that “The Big Companies” will be ranking in Google for.

They have an unlimited supply of money and we just can’t compete at that level, but expanding the keyword can still reap rewards for you.

It just means that the traffic will not be so great.

As a guide, you need to be looking for a keyword that as…

  • An average monthly search of 100+
  • QSR less than 50 ( this is the number of websites using that same keyword)

The idea is to find those Long Tail Keywords and use them as the “Title” of your “Post” and build your content around.

Remember you can change the keyword to suit your requirements.

Add words to the beginning and the end to give it a more meaningful name.

Over time, you will write many posts relating to your Niche and each post will attract a certain amount of traffic to your website, and if you get all this right, then Google will rank your posts high, and we are aiming for pages 1 or 2.

The more posts with those great keywords the more traffic that will come to your website and the more sales you will make.

A piece of cake, right?

Step 4 – Writing Content

Great readable content unless you are already an established writer comes with time and the more you write the better you will get.

Something we do all the time on the Internet and that is some form of research?

Looking for a new TV, a new wireless audio player, a new car, and we are always reading reviews to find out what other people say about the product, right?

All you are doing as an affiliate marketer is what you would do on a daily basis, the difference is that you will be writing posts and reviews relating to your Niche.

That’s it!

Step 5 – Promoting Your Website and getting traffic to it

We have mentioned great long-tail keywords that you will use for your posts and what you are trying to achieve is to get traffic to your website without paying for it.

This is also called organic traffic and a term that you may have heard of as SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

This is where we target long-tail keywords that people are using in Google to get our Free Traffic.

Free Organic Traffic takes time but eventually when done in the right manner will save you a lot of money.

Paid traffic is quick, but you have to know what you are doing because there are a lot of traffic sites promoting that their site is the best, but beware ‘cause there are some unscrupulous people out there.

This is where you can lose a lot of money if you don’t know what you are doing.

If you need to pay for traffic use Bing Ads (which is reasonably priced) or Google Adwords (Not so reasonably priced) but trustworthy sites all the same.

You can promote on a site called Buffer. Here they allow you to schedule your posts on the social media networks.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin

Step 6 – Monetizing

There are many ways to monetize your website through the many Affiliate Programs out there and these are where you will get your products from for your marketing campaigns.

You have affiliate networks like Clickbank for promoting digital products and some come with commissions as high as 75% and some much higher.

What about Amazon Associates, the biggest retail outlet on the Internet that sells pretty much anything, with commissions ranging from 0%-10%.

The beauty about Amazon is that once a visitor goes to Amazon through your website link, any purchases they make without exiting your link means you will be paid commissions on everything the visitor buys.

Google Adsense is another way but I have reservations about using it as advertisements keep popping up on your posts that don’t relate to your topic, and I find it annoying and spoils the customer experience.

Let’s face it who likes popups because I certainly don’t?

One thing to take on board is that pretty much all the Affiliate Programs are Free to join.

There are many, many more, you’ll just have to do your research.

Step 7 – Reaping the rewards after all your hard work

This Step you don’t have to do anything because if you have followed the above steps 1-6 to the letter then this step comes naturally.

This is where we see that all our hard work has paid off.

You have been building your website by adding Niche related content, and over time each post you create will attract a certain amount of traffic, in other words, visitors, and provided you have given your visitors the right information then they will purchase from your website.

That is when you receive commissions from the likes of Amazon, Clickbank etc

Final Analysis

I’m sure you will agree that we have covered quite a lot here with regards to building an online business, and broken it down into clear concise steps that hopefully you have been able to understand.

I sincerely hope I have achieved what I set out to do and given you a clear path to becoming a success online.

Learning to build an online business in the affiliate marketing world is by far the best path to take in my opinion, and I hope this step by step approach as answered many questions and given you a clear understanding of just what is required.

To learn all this and more, much, much more, then I would highly recommend joining as a Free Member and seeing what is all about.

Try Wealthy Affiliate and see what you think, because there is nothing, in my opinion, that comes close, but that is a decision only you can make.

All I am here to do is relay the information and it is you that has to take that initial step.

Remember one thing if you join you will have me on your side to give guidance whenever you need it.

If you haven’t already, please check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

Feedback and comments

I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading this article and I welcome all comments and will surely get back to you at my earliest convenience and will be more than happy to answer all questions.

Any ideas feel free to share

All the best on your journey and hopefully I will see you on the inside

Your friend

Mick

 

 

 

Learn How to Earn Money on the Internet as an Affiliate Marketer

How to earn money on the internet

Want to learn how to earn money on the internet as an affiliate marketer and where (in my eyes) you can find the best online training available today?

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of ways to earn money on the internet and Affiliate Marketing is just one of them.

A few years ago when I was between jobs I found myself with far too much spare time on my hands and decided to see if it was possible to replace my then-current salary. Continue reading “Learn How to Earn Money on the Internet as an Affiliate Marketer”

Want to know how to Earn Money Online from Home for Less than 1 Dollar a day? Free or Paid, your choice!

Let’s take a look at whether this is a ludicrous question of whether there are options out there and maybe just maybe I can show you how to earn money online from home for less than $1 a day.

There are 2 options involved here, either a free membership or a full membership.

I can eliminate the “Maybe just Maybe” phrase and say straight off the bat that I do have a solution to the question and one that I would recommend to anybody with 100% certainty. Continue reading “Want to know how to Earn Money Online from Home for Less than 1 Dollar a day? Free or Paid, your choice!”

Are there any legitimate working at home opportunities worthy of trying?

A great question, “Are there any legitimate working at home opportunities worthy of trying” and one that I am going to try and answer in this short article.

With technology expanding at such a rate, jobs are scarce and no longer secure as they once were.

People throughout the world are realizing this, and searching for other ways to boost their incomes and hopefully to replace their current ones. Continue reading “Are there any legitimate working at home opportunities worthy of trying?”

How To Work Online at Home, be Successful and rid the Mundane 9-5 drudge

Many people and from all walks of life are looking for ways to make money online so they can eventually “kiss goodbye” to that 9-5 and the day they can tell their boss where to go! How to work online at home, be successful and rid the mundane 9-5 drudge is a worthy question that we are going to be looking at.

I’m sure even though you were searching for something entirely different, its a little tempting to key in a search term like  “how to make money online” or something like?

This is one of the top Internet searches on Google and wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to crack it?

Just think about how free you would be!

No more boss and no more 9-5 robotic days. Wake up when you want and wherever you want, controlling your days and not letting your days be controlled.

You will find all over the Internet, people being successful or should I say reporting to be successful in earning a living online. Just how many are telling the true story?

They say that around 4% are actually making a living from the Internet so out of 100 people on let’s say youtube telling you they are being successful only about 4 out of the 100 are telling you the truth. Quite amazing odds aren’t they?

How do these 4% actually make a living online?

Do they have an unlimited amount of money and just able to take chances that we can’t?

Are you so brainwashed into the Monday to Friday regime working for someone else, and don’t have any free time and therefore can’t imagine anything else?

What if I told you that being in business for yourself wasn’t beyond your capabilities, and more straightforward than you think, and with the right training behind you a reality?

In this post, I am going to show you how to change your mindset and move away from the 9-5 regime and introduce you to the straightforward steps that you can learn in order to progress and build a successful business for yourself that will eventually become a passive income stream.

What do we mean by a “Passive Income Stream”?

This is when you have your website up and running and attracting traffic 24/7/365, which in essence are customers coming to your website, reading articles and purchasing from you, and this is all done on auto-pilot.

Whether you want to stay at home or travel around the world and work, the choice is entirely yours?

I know a few marketers who are doing just that, traveling the world and working when and where they want, and we are not talking about years down the road.

We are talking about people like you and I who came into Affiliate Marketing with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever and within 2 years they are off.

This can be you!

You must have the right mindset and must be ready to break away from the daily regime that you find yourself currently in.

How To Work Online at Home, be Successful and rid the Mundane 9-5 drudge

I bet when you’ve approached family and friends about how to work online at home and get paid, they probably came back with a dumbfounded luck and told you to stop wasting your time and stop dreaming the big life.

What about your job?

If we listened to those remarks then we would stay in our mundane lives, and never progress and push ourselves, would we?

We all have ambitions and want the dream, don’t we?

Most of us aren’t blessed with being lucky enough to win the lottery and have to work for a living, so why not have bigger aspirations?

There is only one person who can better your life and that is you, right?

I had a good job and it was freelance but I was still working for somebody else, until I woke up one day and said to myself, “I have had enough of this working away from home and only coming back at weekends” Some life eh?

Well, it does get a bit much when you get to certain point in your life and are not single anymore.

Time is precious and my social life is too, just like yours.

Nowadays, the Internet is king and it’s still in its infancy days too, with around 3.75 billion who have access to the Internet, which is around half the world population then why not use it to benefit your life?

But first, you need to understand the basics of what you need to succeed in this business.

Before jumping in creating your online business ask yourself?

What is my interest?

How can I build a professional looking website that gets real traffic?

How do I get visitors to my website?

Where can I find a training platform that will teach me all this and more?

You can read my #1 recommended product review that goes into greater detail.

There are 4 straightforward steps to any successful online business

  1. Choose an Interest, a niche
  2. Build your website
  3. Get ranked in Google and get visitors to your website
  4. Earn commissions

In essence, those top 3 are what it takes to build a successful online business.

The last one “Earn commissions” comes naturally when the first 3 are done correctly.

When you break it all down into these steps everything becomes clear and makes complete sense I think you’ll agree?

What you must be aware of are these processes aren’t going to be done overnight. They will take time and therefore there is work to be done, which is extremely enjoyable especially when you see a return on your investment.

Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day!

The more time you put into this business the quicker you will get to your goal of “Freedom” from the 9-5.

Choose an Interest, a niche

Almost anything you can think of can be a niche and when selecting one try to have a passion for it, this way it will make things a lot easier when developing your website.

No problem if you don’t have an immediate passion for your chosen niche. this can come at a later date!

Just think about it, there are close to 4 billion Internet users searching for literally anything you could imagine, and each one of those search terms has the potential to become a niche.

Check out my review on what a niche is and a guide to selecting the right one.

Build your website

Once you have decided upon a niche for your business, then now it’s time to build your website.

Don’t let this intimidate you because creating a website is a breeze. No technical abilities are required because you can actually have your website up and running in less than 1 minute.

Watch this video and be amazed just how easy it is

Get ranked in Google and get visitors to your website

Your objective before you try to make money with any website is to focus on getting actual visitors to your website and without visitors you have nobody to sell or advertise to.

There are 2 ways to get visitors to your website, paid traffic and free traffic.

Paid traffic is quick but can be extremely difficult to master and a lot down to costs.

This is where you will find the big hitters (major companies) who have an endless supply of money for marketing controlling the advertising, which makes it extremely difficult for us “Fish” to compete in.

Not only that but there are literally 100’s of agencies out there promising you theirs is the best. Take it from me you can find yourself losing a lot of money with a large percentage of these.

You will come up against “Bots” and all sorts of crooked ways of squeezing out your last buck.

Free Organic traffic is by far the best form of traffic I think you’ll agree, but time confusing in the beginning, but when you have your site fully loaded with great content targeting those “Long Tail Keywords” then eventually your site will become a passive income generator, and all it will cost is your time in getting it there, whilst all the others are spending thousands on paid traffic.

Watch this short video which explains things in more detail.

The most important factor in all this is?

Finding the right training platform

OK, so you can learn all this through searching on Google or going to YouTube but we are back to the same dilemma. Who can you trust?

You will find literally thousands who declare their knowledge, but you have to remember that they are trying to get you into their fold and get you to sign up to some MLM, Pyramid selling scheme.

All you will end up doing is losing money.

OK, so we agree on one thing, that you need a mentor because we all need mentors, but choosing the right one can be extremely difficult.

Take a good look at my #1 recommendation how I learned Affiliate Marketing from the grassroots up.

Final Analysis

I hope I have given you a little insight into what is involved when it comes to the building blocks for building an online business and creating your online presence, but remember there is no “magic button” that creates instant wealthy no matter what you are told.

Like I said earlier it is not going to happen overnight. There is work to do and once you have chosen the right training platform with 100% backing then there is no turning back. Confidence is a key factor and when you know that you are in the right place then that’s half the battle.

Stop bouncing from one product to the next, all you will do is lose a lot of money which will play on your mind and only strengthen the negative side of your brain.

Feedback and comments

If you have any questions at all both negative and positive, please leave them in the comments below. I would love to hear them.

Maybe you have some ideas for me or just want a natter about something, please feel free to share.

I will get back and answer all questions at my earliest convenience and to the best of my knowledge.

I’d like to wish you all the best for the future.

Mick

Owner – AchieveSuccessfromHome.com

 

What is the Best way on How to Make Money Online from your Home?

What is the best way on how to make money online from your home is a great question and one that many are looking for the answer to? I am sure just like me a few years ago when I was between jobs and looking for an additional income, that you thought it would be easy, but unless you know someone personally like a friend who has actually learned how this works, then just like me you will find it hard.

The Internet is full of miss-information, with many so-called gurus trying to get you involved with their new thing, “their next shiny object”

Sales videos springing up all over the place on social media trying to convince you that their product or their training was the place to be, and like me I bet you fell for all that “BS” too?

Maybe you have been one of the lucky ones who hasn’t lost $100’s if not $1000’s and just looking for some valid information with good advice and how and what to do to add or replace that current income?

Maybe you are one of the many unfortunate ones who has lost hundreds or maybe thousands, bouncing from one guru to the next.

I know what you are going through but I learned very early on in my research and cut my losses, and if you look far and wide and do your research there are options and some very good ones too.

Which Route do you take?

There are many routes you can take, but after spending many hours in research and trying a few of the programs out there myself, I decided that the best online business model was and is Affiliate Marketing.

The only thing I had to do now was to find a training platform that I could trust, which was easier said than done!

Affiliate Marketing is a very simple concept and cost-effective business model, that allows you to function with limited out-goings and where you hold no stocks whatsoever.

You are basically a middle person that bridges the gap between the customer and the product.

It’s a way of marketing or promoting other people’s products to the masses, who are out there on the Internet searching for all sorts of different things.

When you make a sale you get a commission. It’s as simple as that!

If you have a passion, a hobby or an interest, then its just a matter of finding the type of products that relate to your passion, hobby or interest.

How do you find these affiliate products?

In order to promote someone’s products, you have to find where they are which is very easy to do.

There are a few ways to find those products but 2 great ways would be to

1. Search on Google

There are thousands of affiliate programs that you can use such as…

Dating + affiliate programs or

Guitar playing + affiliate programs or

Losing weight + affiliate programs

2. Affiliate Networks

Which are websites that actually hold these products in the one location which makes it a lot easier to find the right product?

I have mentioned a few below but there are probably 100’s of these affiliate networks.

They are all FREE to JOIN and PROMOTE, but some are more difficult to join than others!

Here are a few of the top affiliate networks.

Amazon Associates Affiliate Program

We all use Amazon, right?

All you would do is promote a product on your website and once the visitor clicks on your affiliate link and purchased that product then you would get a commission which varies according to the type of category.

From 0% all the way up to 10%, split into categories. You can check commissions here.

The beauty of Amazon is that when the visitor goes to Amazon through your website link and purchases the product, as long as the visitor is there through your link, then if they purchased any other products you would get a commission for each product purchased.

They don’t have to purchase the product that you are promoting either!

Take for instance if you were promoting a TV and the visitor went to Amazon through your link and purchased the TV or NOT, along with a Toaster, A Blender, Wireless headsets then you would get a commission on each and every product.

How cool is that?

eBay Partner Network

With eBay, there are literally around 1 billion listings to choose from and the same applies, promote a product and get a customer to buy and you earn a commission.

Clickbank

They promote Digital products, software, books, training, etc.

One of the top Affiliate Networks that is well established.

Check it out!

There are much, much more

The business model of affiliate marketing is a very simple concept, but building an online business takes a little time to learn.

Why Affiliate Marketing Business model works so well

As of November 2017, there is approximately 3.75 billion who have access to the internet, which is around half the world population.

The Internet is expanding at such a rapid rate with people searching for everything.

Anything you could ever imagine people are searching for, and all you have to do as an affiliate marketer is to get your product or should I say the product you are promoting in front of them.

Just think, how many times have you heard someone say “Just Google it”?

The Internet nowadays is a place everybody goes to when they need answers to questions.

It doesn’t matter which search engine you use, Google, Bing or Yahoo, key in the search term and instantly you will have a wealth of information in front of you.

Let’s look at a scenario and how we can capitalize on people searching for a particular product or service.

We will use Amazon Associates for our products

Let’s look at people who are searching for let’s say…

“Best Drones that take Ariel Photography” This is also what we would call a sub-niche or a micro-niche.

Drones would come from the Electronics marketplace.

Now I have done a little research and have come to a decision that “Drones” are becoming very popular, in fact, they are massive and I know that there are enough people looking for advice and wanting to buy them, maybe as a gift for their child or for themselves.

They range in price from around $10 and go way up into the $1000’s

People will want information on

The most popular Drone

Drones In a certain price range

Best manufacturer

All you have to do is create a Website, and add a bunch of “Articles” or “Reviews” which are called “blog posts”. Then what you would do is suggest certain types of drones with links to Amazon.

I know what you are thinking, “I haven’t a clue about creating a website, that surely must be beyond my capabilities”?

Well, let me put your mind at ease!

Nowadays building or developing a website is within everybody’s capabilities.

Maybe 5-10 years ago you would have required some technical abilities with some programming knowledge in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but forget about all that now!

That is a thing of the past!

You can create a fully functioning website within a couple of minutes; in fact, I have seen this done in less than 1 minute.

The search term or keyword “Best Drones that take Ariel Photography” is a search term that people will be keying into Google.

Once the website is created, what we would do then is add a bunch of articles or reviews that visitors to our website would read, suggesting products to buy, in this case, “Drones”

When a visitor clicks on the product link and buys, then you will get a commission, but like I mentioned earlier, the visitor who has clicked on the Amazon link doesn’t necessarily have to buy that product.

They could purchase anything unrelated, and whilst they are still on Amazon through your link buying then you would get a commission for every product purchased.

Brilliant eh?

Does it make sense and can you see the potential now?

Every time a visitor reads one of your articles or reviews and clicks on a product that you are promoting and purchases, then you the affiliate marketer get a commission.

You build your website by adding additional articles and reviews and eventually your website will become a passive income stream and one that will generate you money 24/7/365 days a year and will be around for many years to come.

The more you put into this business the more you will get out of it and the more you write, as in articles and reviews, and the more people you help then the more you will be getting paid.

I’m sure you can see that affiliate marketing is a great business model, and the potential for making a very good living are endless.

Creating an online business takes time

This is not going to happen overnight like all the so-called gurus promise you!

Let me put you straight, there is no magic button to becoming successful online and if someone tells you otherwise then they are lying!

Realistically, just look at any successful business and could you tell me that they sprung up overnight?

Of course, you can’t. A business takes time and you have to build it in the right way.

This is a business that you want around for years to come and to ensure that it is, then the foundation has to be a solid one, otherwise, everything will fall apart.

There is a very precise way to go about it and if you don’t get it right then you’ll get nowhere and give up on this business model at the very first hurdle.

It’s not rocket science and it is certainly not difficult either.

How long would it take to start earning a bunch of money?

Well that all depends on the individual and how much time and effort you put into building your business.

This is not going to happen overnight, like all successful businesses they take time.

Some individuals see the potential in the training and devote many hours, and start earning within 3 months. Others only spend a couple of hours a day and it will obviously take longer.

Not everybody will have time available, due to jobs and other commitments, and there is no pressure at all

Let’s cut to the chase and see how this can be done!

The training platform I decided to go with is Wealthy Affiliate and you can check out my full review here.

Maybe you have heard of it but have pushed it to one side for your own reasons, which is easy to do with all the misinformation there is because I did just that myself.

Eventually, after doing my own research and not been able to find any negative feedback, which believe me on the Internet is extremely rare nowadays, I had stumbled onto what I believe is probably one of the top affiliate marketing training platforms currently on the Internet today.

What have you got to lose, give it a try?

Who could this Training Platform be for?

There are no boundaries to who this training is for and could benefit everyone, with all levels of experience, from complete beginner’s right through to experienced affiliate marketers.

Take for instance.

We all know unless you have some money tucked away that it could be for retired people looking for a job to supplement their pensions?

What about stay at home mums who would love to work from home for an extra income whilst on maternity leave?

Really it is for anybody who wants to work from home for an extra income.

Is the Training easy for a complete Newbie?

You bet it is!

The training platform was designed with the complete newbie in mind!

This is one shop all in one training platform where you can host all your websites

There are 2 memberships, FREE and PREMIUM and I would always suggest trying out the FREE membership first, that way you have absolutely nothing to lose.

FREE means just that, and there will be no asking for CARD DETAILS and there will certainly not be any UPSELLS like you constantly have to put up with everywhere on the Internet.

If you are serious about learning how all this works then what have you got to lose?

Check it out, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

If you are new to all this and would like to know more then check out my full review of Wealthy Affiliate. You have nothing to lose but so much to gain!

Mick

Owner – AchieveSuccessFromHome.com

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