Most people think that making money online is quick and easy, but my experience as an internet entrepreneur has taught me differently. Making a source of income online that makes you $2000 per month is the long run. You need a lot of discipline and effort to make it happen.
Don’t get me wrong though… Yes, it may be difficult, but all the process is totally worth it.
Take a look at this to see what I mean…
I bet this looks a little better than the $2000 you had in mind. I mean… who wouldn’t be happy with $100-$400 a day? Especially if it is “set and forget” income.
In my opinion, the best part of working online is that it lets you earn passive income. This is the kind of money that keeps coming whether you spend the whole day working with your computer, go out for lunch, take a two-week vacation… Even when you are sleeping at night!
Now, there are several ways in which you can get a passive income working online, but my favorite will always be Affiliate Marketing. This is when you get paid a commission for promoting a product made by somebody else. As an affiliate marketer, you just need to search for a product you think is interesting, share it with people you think may like it, and receive the payments that come as a portion of the revenue made for the sales you just made possible. That simple!
So how do you do that exactly? Well, there are 4 simple steps to follow…
STEP 1: Look for a market
What’s cool about affiliate marketing is that it lets you work with a market that you are really passionate about. Whether it is football, art, or cooking, you can make a decent living out of any of your interests.
Once you figure out what to focus on, you need to look for a problem that lots of people are having within that market and are willing to pay some money to fix it.
Take the weight loss market for example… Lots of people are desperate to lose weight and are willing to invest money to fix that problem in the easiest and quickest way possible.
The relationship niche is another good example – lots of young guys who desperately want to get their ex-girlfriend back.
So when you’re picking a market, try to find something you’re interested in and has lots of desperate people willing to pay to fix their problems.
STEP 2: Find an offer to promote
Once you’ve chosen a market to work with, you need a profitable product to promote.
Just head over to an affiliate network, like ClickBank, and pick a product you think is valuable.
Here are some helpful tips to find profitable products to promote:
- Complete systems designed to take you from start to finish convert the best, so look for whole step-by-step programs.
- The sales page needs A LOT of proof elements like testimonials, case studies, pictures, etc. The more proof it shows, the higher the conversions.
- When you found a product to promote, do a Google search to make sure there are no bad reviews about it.
Picking the right product could be the key to your failure or your massive success, so you need to be very careful on this step.
If you want to learn more about how to pick the right product, read my blog post with a step-by-step guide on how to find the right offer to promote.
STEP 3: Post your offer online
You’ve got a product to promote… Awesome!
What we need to do now is to host your offer on an online platform. To do this, you can create a simple website with blog articles related to the market you picked on Step 1.
I know it may sound complicated, but don’t worry, you don’t need any tech skills to build a site. You can use some simple platforms like WordPress or Weebly to do this. You can have a site up and running literally in minutes.
Another way to host your offer online is to create a YouTube channel. You can make informative videos about interesting topics related to your niche and add the link to your promoted offer in the descriptions.
The goal of this step is to create an online presence to catch the attention of the people interested in your market and redirect them to the sales page of the product you are promoting.
STEP 4: Getting traffic
Getting traffic to your new site is basic for your success online because this is where the money really comes from.
Think about it… If your site gets no visitors, no one will ever view your offer and no one will pay for it.
Now, there are a million ways to get traffic to your site – both free and paid methods. You can use YouTube videos, emails, or even social media platforms. For example, my favorite traffic generation method is one that I like to call ‘The Facebook Traffic Over Flood’.
It is a pretty cool “set and forget” traffic technique to bring traffic to your site passively. What’s really cool about this is that it has “buyer” traffic – the best kind of traffic you can get, basically.
So whenever you apply this method and start getting traffic to your website, you’ll notice a massive leap in commissions. This is because people coming to your site are conditioned to buy your offer because they want to accelerate their results.
Once again, I have a complete guide on my blog to take you through the entire process step by step.
So there you have it!
Now that you know all the basics to make money online with affiliate marketing, it is just a matter of putting into action everything that you just learned.
If you are still not sure about how to start, feel free to visit my blog with one of the links above and take a quick look through the articles. I have a step-by-step guide for each one of these 4 steps to ensure your success as an affiliate.
Also, if any question comes to mind, don’t hesitate to drop a comment and I will do my best to assist you.