Affiliate Marketing

10 Affiliate marketing tips for beginners

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For many people who are starting out in affiliate marketing, it may seem like a mine field. But it is achievable and there is room for everybody, because the amount of us around the world online right now. I wanted to give you 10 tips, from what I’ve picked up over the past months.

 

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1. Useful content

Visitors to your website are obviously looking for that certain information, but to get them to revisit time and time again, you need to be adding content that is of great value to them. Something that they did not find maybe on another website or where there is more engagement with images, charts and other links. Are the adverts and product links useful, fitting with what you are talking about.

2. Be yourself

Don’t try to write like you are a sales person or a professional, it may come across as boring and as is if you are trying to sell them something all the time. It is much more interesting to speak from your heart and its being honest to. Visitors will relate to what you are saying and just like when they watch their favourite youtuber, they will like your personality. The great thing about having your own blogging website, is that you can portray your own character across to people, which adds that personal and creative touch.

3. Good content layout

Now don’t you just hate reading whole areas of text bunched together without any images or just a bit of space on the page. Always think carefully about your article layout, small paragraphs and bold/larger text for headlines. It is important to use more than one heading to separate the different sections that is explaining what you are talking about. You will find with bad content layout, that it will lose the interest of people very quickly. Really think where the best places are to put ads and affiliate links, to get the results you want.

4. Creating plenty of content

Remember you need to try as much as possible to be publishing at least one to two articles a week on your website and if plenty of contentyou can even three. This is how you are going to get noticed and build up trust on Google and it helps to build that important engagement. Say you build up loads of followers on social media sites and you don’t publish for a long time or regularly enough, you could be at risk of loosing those followers.

5. Use Quora

This was mentioned on a website that I am signed up on, using the site Quora. This is where people can go on there and answer a question on any topic and others will answer. The idea is to as well as answer the question, is place a link to one of your website articles that is completely related to the question being asked. Don’t do this on every question that you answer, because it will be classed as spamming and you will be kicked off, only just occasionally. This could be a good trick to boosting website visitors.

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6. Read the terms and conditions

Always read through the terms and conditions, when you sign up to an affiliate program. Use any product images for articles from the links provided on your account and not from the website pages directly. These will make sure that you will be paid the commission, instead being booted off. Even if you use the wording of Amazon anywhere as a link, this can be breaking the rules if you are part of the affiliate program. There is an Amazon buy button that you can copy and paste as a link.

7. Do not spend mega bucks

Spending money on promoting a product you have reviewed for example is not necessarily going to give you what you were looking for. You could end up loosing money by advertising all the time, its better to use free methods of promotion.

8. The truth and nothing but the truth

Don’t use false claims about products or services, make sure that what you have found with researching is correct, so on the top retail sites for example with products. There will be people who will spot that the claims are not correct, could be at risk of being terminated from the affiliate program.

9. Watch your affiliate links

I have learnt this from an early stage, when I started out. Be careful placing too many affiliate links in an article for example, where you have typed 500 words. Also, definitely don’t include loads of affiliate links if most of your articles are at 500 words or just over. Google could class your website as spam and that will greatly affect your rankings and probably your ability to get indexed (found by Google). This also goes for advertising. So either place one affiliate link or one advert to be on the safe side. You want to be seen as adding value to your site and gaining trust with visitors. Articles that are 700 to 1000 words you can add more adverts and links.

10. Help others

Its great helping others who are in your field, whether it could be leaving them a comment on their article or helping them with a problem. It doesn’t always have to be about can I gain financially by helping that person out. It helps to build trust and you never know, they could do you a good deed.

To finalise

It will take time to make that first bit of money in affiliate marketing and there will be tough as well as good times. But remember it can be done, work hard and keep believing in your dreams. It can be a very rewarding way of earning money online and also isn’t it great when you can help so many people too.

Thank you for reading my article, please feel free to leave any comments below and I will reply back as soon as possible.

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