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The reason why you say affiliate marketing is not easy

Why it is not easy to do affiliate marketing

The reason why you say affiliate marketing is difficult is because of the high level of competition in it. This is truly a common factor that brings down most affiliate marketers. Imagine a group of marketers battling to promote the same product to the same audience at the same time. Many times, it is a battle of uncertainty but you never knew.

Many people talk about it around this statement ‘affiliate marketing is not easy’ but affiliate marketing is ideal, affiliate marketing is rich, it is diverse and can be a very joyous hobby as well but how diverse is it?

I know there is a group of affiliates out there who see it as a hardcore even though they are already in it. I know what it feels like when someone spends 20 hours a day, 140 hours a week, and the worst of it all, a tone of hours in 90 days of every month trying to promote but don’t see any commission in the end. Trust me you can easily withdraw from this of business if you don’t know how to walk it.

Although there some lucky people who get to earn money within the first month of marketing, they may have used some easy technique in order to get the product sold. In other words, they are just lucky but again, I could say;- they must have been popular on a particular social network so, once they have something to share with friends, they are always wanting to check it out.

Being an affiliate marketer is not very easy though. If you don’t have the passion for it, just like a professional job, once you don’t like it, you are most likely to begin to think of moving or finding the next one.

Why are you being defeated by your competitors

There are so many reasons why your affiliate marketing business is not generating more commissions as other affiliate marketers earn but do you know your niche? Knowing your niche helps a lot in scaling the right and correct content for the product that you are promoting.

Choosing a niche is where most marketers get confused. They come across many affiliate programs &products and will want to promote everything they find no! Don’t do that. You have to find a single program/product or service and promote that specific one as a beginner affiliate. You don’t need to rush into marketing many products like a pro because if you do, you won’t be able to focus at the time, become confused.

Not only that but also, you need to be self-driven. If I have the motivation and belief that yeah, I must make $5- $20 today or $100 this week. I will definitely make it as I dream it to happen.

You don’t need to wait to be told that hey! wake up it’s already time to work. You want to link up with other bloggers, write a post or an article, promote a product to make a sale, or create a video post to your social network to engage your targeted audience.

You need to be competent in your field of marketing, network with other affiliate marketers, share ideas, and be willing to learn from the experts. I am that one person who loves to learn and pass the knowledge to another but here, I write from experience based on what has worked for me as an affiliate marketer in the past.

When I started doing affiliate marketing, two years ago, I had no idea what to do. I knew that it’s all about sharing my affiliate links and that’s all. Little did I know, that sharing a link was just a starting point of marketing a product/service how wrong was I!🤔

Sharing your affiliate link is a starting point indeed perhaps, the first thing to do always after obtaining your affiliate link is to share it in any possible way to your social networks. Social media is the simplest platform I could reach to share my affiliate links. At the time of obtaining a link from your network, you notice that before you leave that affiliate marketing programs’ website, you already have social media sharing buttons right on the screen to enable you to share to social media with a click of a button.

When I made my first commission, $18 dollars was enough to buy me a meal and what a joyful day it was! If I can remember very well, it was 24th-september-2017 and I had just promoted a service one of which helped me to move from beginner to intermediate.

Once you come to the affiliate marketing business for the first time, you will probably want to determine where to deliver your first product link and expect someone to click on it, buys the product so you can get paid. That is how it should happen but is it as simple as these words speak?

It might be a tedious job when you are just getting started because, sometimes, I assume that for someone who doesn’t have a competence in learning how to make a commission from that product, it looks as though they are just gaming.

Huh! Now, that should not in anyway discourage you. I mean I am neither claiming to be a super affiliate nor a pro. I am just a writer who earns by writing what helps an affiliate marketer to earn a commission like me.

Even though I don’t earn much from affiliate marketing, at least it is a proven way for thousands of affiliate gurus out there and I have also proven it. Generally, affiliate marketing requires practical innovative techniques. Every affiliate marketer has a unique way of doing it and that’s what determines how much they make from it.

For the very first time of earning through a commission, you notice that you want to apply the same technique that you had used before in order to target another/next commission but at times, that also fails to yield what you aimed at. Never give up. You have to work hard for it.

Expert affiliate marketers who have truly spent years in the game say that you can promote a product/link up to seven times before a customer finally makes a decision to but it. They need that particular product but there is only one problem. They are not paying attention to you may be because your marketing email is not strong enough to call to action.

After seven days’ time, you should make a follow-up. Run another email campaign to remind them that they should really try your product or service. You must not stop reminding them because, every day, people want up to different needs, and who knows, your product could be the one they want next.

I don’t often run email campaigns but they are a very productive aspect of marketing. And you can only do this when you have an email list. Very important to have. If you want to read more about email marketing, I wrote on this on and for more help on how to get an email list for free, tap on this link.

What to put in to practice for a successful affiliate marketing business

  • Find the right affiliate program.

The first step to affiliate marketing is getting the right affiliate program. This is very crucial as it determines the ability to use it. What should the right affiliate network/ program be? It must be that which offers good marketing tools and gives support to its affiliate marketers. The commission value may also determine a good network. If the commission rates ate low, it might not rock your world.

  • Research more on your niche.

The second step after finding an affiliate network is to get to know your niche product. In this step, you will research on your chosen product to find out about your competitors, strategic keywords for that product, and appropriate marketing tools for work.

  • Get to know your competitors.

You must know who your competitors are. In this case, you want to find a solution to the problem of not being able to sell because you are being pressed down. When you want to deal with the enemy, you should probably know their weakness before you do so. In the same way, you should know who is with you in the same niche and see how to challenge them.

  • Decide the simplest way to market products.

Everybody has got a personal choice when it comes to selecting a marketing technique. Hopefully, the most successful one is what I would take. All marketing methods lead to good commissions but it’s only your potential to prove this right. One marketer can decide to go via social media, another through blogging and one other via email. I am sure that you can use all these methods but you have a choice to take.

  • Never give up.

And finally, you’ve got to work hard and never give up. Every planned investment you make will surely yield good results in the future.

Okay! So, now that we are ok with our marketing strategies. I believe you have picked something little from those few points though they were very obvious points to note. I had to consider them too because I am very sure that not everybody who reads this article has ever read about that before.

Want more of my articles-see them here, for now, I am gone. Goodbye!!

Awesome Blogger Award

Awesome Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award by The Freethinker, an awesome blogger at ‘The truth‘-Bridging the gap between mere existence and true life. I recommend you visit her blog and learn about the truth.

The rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.
  • Answer the questions you were asked.
  • Nominate at least five bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  • Give them ten new questions to answer.

Questions by The Freethinker

1. What is your favourite book.

My favourite books is; “Things fall apart” by Chinua Achebe.

2. Why do you blog?

The desire to inspire, share ideas, be able to learn from each other thus, spreading the knowledge and wanting to earn from online is why I blog.

3. What is your view about life?

Personally, life is a journey that we make it. It is not an easy journey but you have got to adopt different styles of living on this Earth. If COVI-19 comes wanting to complete your life, you try to prevent it. So is done to other life takers too but when the creater decides, he can really complete it for good. So, life is too short while we are on Earth.

There is only one thing I have seen that can make life simple and that is; being social. You need to have people around you. People who can help you when I’m trouble and you also help them when they are in need. This explains why I am a blogger. Because I needed to have as many people as possible, whom I can socialise with.

4. Has blogging helped you in any way?

Oh! Yes. Blogging has really helped me to achieve my dream. Before I got into blogging, I always wondered what kind of business I could do online that would profit me so easily. When I ventured in to the project, , I found a lot of good things about it more so, I was able to monetize it as fresh as it was.

5. What makes you feel accomplished?

Currently, I do not feel like that in any way. I don’t know why it is so, but I think there are so many things I need to do before I get to 2021.

6. What are your hobbies?

My hobbies! First I want to disassociate my self from the world’s most loved sport-football. I like to participate in all the other sports except football and all indoor games. Here is a list of my favourite hobbies.

  • Reading.
  • Swimming.
  • Watching.
  • Listening to music. I consider all music categories.
  • Taking pictures.

7. If you could pick a legacy to leave behind, what would it be?

It would definitely be my this blog.

8. What do you hate most about life?

As we live on this Earth, there things we can not stop at times for example; Sickness. And that is exactly what I hate most about life.

9. What do you love to talk about?

I love to talk about money making ideas.

10. Have you ever thought of deleting your blog?

Yes, I had ok time thought deleting this blog and wanted to start a fresh one but something had me maintain it. That was the time I lost some of my followers.

Nominees

Questions for my nominees

  1. What is your favourite job?
  2. How many times in a year, do you go for holidays?
  3. As a blogger, have you ever had challenges with WordPress or any other content management system? If yes, mention at least two challenges.
  4. How do you find it dealing with meta-tags?
  5. If you were given to choose between West Africa and East Africa, which one would you be interested in visiting?
  6. Name your best sport.
  7. Do you believe in God?
  8. How do you relate to God?
  9. Which another topic would your blog stand for?
  10. When did you start your blog?

How to earn through referral marketing

Making money online seems to be so easy as most businesses also seem to be on the lookout for marketers all over the globe. Earning from referral marketing is by far the hardest of all but if know how to convince more people, you can make.

Marketing goes hand in hand with vocalism. If you don’t have a sweet language approach, it may affect your efforts negatively and will hard to refer people to a product, service or to a website you are marketing.

How do referral marketers make money?

First, we want to know what referral marketers are. These are people or agencies which play a role in sending new customers to a business/ website and get rewarded every month, with a given percentage of whatever their referral spends on a website.

Your referrals can be friends or family members.

Most websites, especially niches run referral programs and the money which they pay to their marketers is not the same. As a referral marketer, you are paid an according to how many people you have on your referral list and how much they spend, invest or earn.

One good thing about this type of marketing is, once you have got a referral, your earnings are for a lifetime as long as that person remains a member or subscribe to the website.

Referral marketing is almost the same as affiliate marketing but they are not though they involve the same procedures of marketing.

What makes the two different is; with affiliate marketing, it is a broking kind of thing. So, you who’s is an affiliate will be a broker between a buyer and the seller of a product or service. Referral marketing, on the other hand, is all about making a strong relationship between a marketer and client.

How huge is your referral list ?

To be able to build a large list of referrals, you need to use more social platforms to increase your reach. Also, create videos were necessary to teach people and easily make them believe you.

There you go, thank you for reading and I hope this has helped you.

Earning Money as an Affiliate

Affiliate Stories

Earning Money as an Internet Marketing Affiliate

Earning money is always enjoyable. Especially when it’s all yours to keep. Nothing says thank you for a job well done than 100% of the earnings going to you. When you have a regular job with a company and a boss then you are paid for your time. And actually, you’re probably earning a lot less than your actual worth. Think of it, if you earned your actual worth then the company wouldn’t make a profit.

Time is the most undervalued resource there is

Affiliate Stories

Time is the most undervalued resource there is. You can give your time to a company, or you can use your time for yourself. This is what earning money as an affiliate marketer essentially is. Utilizing your time to earn the best way that you can. All the money you earn will be yours, rather…

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Affiliate SEO: The Importance of Website Authority

Affiliate Stories

One of the great things about being an affiliate is the ability to step away, and take time off from work, without it affecting much of your income.

~ become an affiliate

I have been involved in marketing since 2009, at one point in time I had built and managed over 30 websites ranging between 200 and 1,000 pages each. Of course I had used WordPress to manage my work-flow, had a small team of loyal writers and relied on friends and family for image editing and basic day-to-day operations. The word successful is relative, as we all have different meanings for the word success, but I was profitable. I had little trouble keeping up with bills, and the wants of my family as I put more time into my websites, it eventually became my full-time job. I did this for several years before burning out, and my websites took…

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All you need to build a long-lasting affiliate marketing business.

So, we have to discuss affiliate marketing in a concrete way right? Yes, in this post, I’m going to tell you all It takes to become very successful in the affiliate marketing business. This is to help you build a long-lasting business that can never collapse other than temporal commissions.

It is very simple to get there but very technical as it involves some serious investment. However, the affiliate network you are using, the products you promote, how you promote, do matter a lot and should be taken not as easy. DO NOT send buyers directly to your affiliate links. It is a waste of time.

You should choose a good affiliate network, a good/ best selling product/s and promote it/them in the right way to get increased sales. Consider taking email marketing as the best technique to capture recurring sales.

Procedure for affiliate marketing.

Below are steps to follow in order to build a complete permanent affiliate marketing business. Simply follow these steps.

STEP I

Find an affiliate network

It is important to research on affiliate-networks before you choose one. Some have got higher conversion rates while others have the opposite. Some affiliate networks have strict policies which may not favour you as an affiliate so, be keen when choosing one.

STEP-II

Look for a good product

Finding a product to promote should not be something very difficult because it is just a matter of clicking on it and getting approved by its vendor. However, you should consider the selling rate of the product and how competitive it may be in the market. You need to promote a product which is less competitive so you can sell it easily.

STEP-III

Set up an affiliate website

Once you are done with these three steps, you are good to begin promoting the product but as I told you earlier on, that I would talk about this in concrete, this is not the end. There are still more steps to take.

STEP- IV

Build an email list.

Since email marketing is the best, you need an email list. This will be the people you market product by sending marketing emails to them. So, in order to build a large email list of about 100+ contacts, you have to build a landing page first. A landing page is a micro-website whose purpose is only one- call to action. eg; Sign up here or subscribe to our newsletter. To build a landing page, simply use MailChimp.

STEP-V

Set up an autoresponder.

Now you have your landing page and let’s assume it is running ok! And when people sign up or subscribe to your page, there has to be a message to thank that person for example ‘Hello John! Thank you for signing up we are glad I have you as one of us.’ This is what an autoresponder will do even without you doing anything. It is automatic and this will help make subscribers feel convenient. So, to set up an autoresponder, you may need to buy a software which does that.

STEP-VI

Create a bridge page

A bridge page helps to separate a landing page from a product being promoted. It acts as a barrier between the two. A bridge page normally contains a few words and it is meant to encourage a buyer to continue to the bext web page. In page wards, it should contain something like this.

Congratulations, you are almost there.

Tap the button below to continue

STEP-VII

Once you have set up a bridge page, its time to begin running campaigns. Use the email list that you built. You need about 100 contacts and that not a very bad number to begin with.

Now, you have a complete system setup and here is how it will work.

  • You will be sending customised emails to your contacts. These emails will either contain a direct link to the affiliate network or a link to your bridge page which will redirect them to the affiliate product.
Email marketing still rocking.

Thank you for reading.

Simple Guide To The Best Paying Affiliate Programs

Why you should read this guide intensively.

Affiliate Stories

The Best Paying Affiliate Programs

I have been an online casino affiliate since 2009 and would like to share with you what I have found to be the best, and most attractive affiliate programs in the industry.

Why online casinos?

Online casinos offer a unique gaming experience to players, and is one of the fastest growing entertainment industries online. From table games such as blackjack and roulette, online slots, live dealer games, poker, bingo and so much more, online gambling is projected to reach over $102 billion by 2025. Up from the current $59 billion in 2020, with much of this revenue from mobile players.

Residual income

Once you refer a player, that player is tagged to your affiliate account for the lifetime of that player. This means, every time the player returns to play, you will earn a percentage of the casino’s net profits generated from this player.

Once…

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How to be successful at Jvzoo and make about $1000/ month


Are you a member of the Jvzoo affiliates? here is a basic guide to help you to be a successful affiliate marketer or businessman in 2020 at Jvzoo.com. It is from my own point of view, that I am writing this because I realise someone out there needs just this information to sort out a challenge they are currently facing with Jvzoo.

Now, whether you are a seller or an affiliate, This may help you in one way or the other to generate online income depending on how you intend to earn from the company. It is very obvious that Jvzoo is an online market platform which is constituted of sellers/vendors, buyers/customers and affiliates/ partners. These three play a big role in maintaining the existence of the online market as it’s beneficial to all. I want to discuss these three and definitely, show you how to succeed as one of the above-mentioned people.


For Affiliates/ partners of Jvzoo


Multilevel marketing is key 🔑 in the affiliate marketing business. If you are an affiliate marketer, there are factors you may have to consider in order to generate more conversions from your affiliate links. First, you have to find the best selling products of different time intervals say, best-sold products in the last two months, best-sold products in 2019 or the best-sold products in the previous week. When you have known them, seek permission from the vendor to promote the same products and obtain your links from the approved products page.

After obtaining affiliate links, the next thing that you will want to do is to paste them to your website and start expecting clicks or conversions which is very correct. But you know that these may not happen as soon as you put those links up in your site pages because they will have to be indexed by search engines first and then get ranked after some time. So, as you wait for that to happen, you will have to see how to get clicks and eventually and experience conversions from those links.

• Attain basic education from Jvzoo’s extensive education service and get to know how to do everything confidently and effortlessly. Also, get your self an affiliate blueprint to be able to sell any product on the platform. This is exceptional but important in building trust and getting confidence before your site visitors for your e-commerce business.

• Consider creating a landing page so that all visitors to your website will be redirected to that page first before they can actually view other pages. Landing pages are micro websites that visitors go to when they click on a link from an email or an ad from any social media network.

Landing pages are built on the main focus – call to action (CTA), unlike websites which have a lot to be explored and have many have so many purposes. Now you know how perfectly a landing page would make your affiliate marketing business easier. This is an internet marketing idea that you can invent today. Create one using any landing page builder that you know for example mail chip – my best choice when it comes to that.

• Use Jvzoo’s affiliate tools. The first tool that you don’t want to miss is the Jvzoo extensive training to ensure your success before using these tools below.



All the tools above have different functions and you can access all of them in one place( Jvzoo tools page).


For sellers/vendors


The easiest way to make money online with JVzoo is by selling products. When you join and sign up for a Jvzoo account, you will have access to all its pages and services. You will discover that there is an option for you sell what you have and get payments right to your bank account preferably, a PayPal account and you can withdraw any amount available as long as it is more than the set thresh-hold.


How much you should have in the account to be eligible for a withdraw.(thresh-hold)

As a vendor, you are required to let Jvzoo know a little about your business through filling a form which is reviewed and approved before you can actually add a payment option(Jvzoo pay). This step is very simple and once you are done, anyone who buys your product will make a payment directly to your Jvzoo pay account. During withdrawal, for all products sold through affiliate links, 50% of the price of the product is paid to the affiliate, Jvzoo takes 10 % and the remaining 40% goes to the vendor. This way, you will have sold effortlessly without doing anything.

How about this fact that one can sell other people’s products? Yes, it is true. In fact, you can sell other’s products and market others as well. This is advantageous that you can be a vendor and an affiliate too at Jvzoo as long as you follow the right channel.

And for shoppers, Jvzoo is the best place to do your shopping. It has relatively cheap products at affordable prices compared to other online market places.

START YOUR JOURNEY WITH JVZOO AFFILIATE MARKETING TODAY

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Affiliate marketing in 2020(Review)

What are the new happenings this year in the affiliate marketing business? For years, it has existed and is still continuing to be the number one and almost the simplest way to earn online relative to a 9-5 job or even beyond that. The lovable bit of it is that; for website owners, they have a previledge to benefit in many ways. They can earn from blogging and also earn from affiliate links in one place.

Affiliate marketing is something which is diverse. It’s a business of its own in fact, without it, most businesses would not be sounding now.

And it’s disappointing to announce that Niji affiliates recently closed it’s affiliate programe and it’s so sad for the Niji affiliates that it nolonger has that employment opportunity. Therefore, if you had been a Nijji affiliate, it’s high time you declined all your links to that website because they will surely do nothing in your site.”

As far as affiliate marketing is concerned, the day to day life has it’s own effect on this business. People buy products and services not because they are forced to but because they may have gotten attracted to a product by it’s appearence or they probably have an issue to fix which requires that particular product.  Generally, wants are what we normally buy. When these products are bought, they will be used and the consumer is able to give a review about that particular product. They can either tell the good, bad or both of the above, about the product or service they have used.

This is a good practice as it helps to bring out the truth about a particular product. So, if I want to buy it, I will first find reviews from people who’ve already used it before, then go ahead to purchase it. Google helps alot when it comes to searching for exactly what you want to know.

These days most affiliate programs require you who is their partner, to review their products after they have been sold through your link and short of that, no payment will be made to you. This is certainly insane. I mean it just makes one to loose hope. And this is one of the factors which you may have to consider when choosing a good affiliate program.

Should you consider promoting softwares or want to buy one, the highest commissioning products in the market now are ( Digital goods).There is only one good affiliate website that I know has the best affiliate program. You get 50% commissions on every successful conversion.

JVZOO is the best digital product seller with a better affiliate program. Go to Jvzoo now.

How Jvzoo works

Jvzoo is an online store for digital products. It is where content creaters, software developers, app developers,programmers, authors and publishers get to sell their own products. So, Jvzoo helps them meet buyers through the affiliate program where by Jvzoo affiliates are aimed at driving traffic to the website thus, generating sales.

Product owners are required to upload their own products to the Jvzoo products page, give a brief description of the product, set a selling price for it and accept a fixed commission payment to the affiliates through Jvzoopay. Jvzoopay is a system that allows recurring payment to be made for both affiliates and sellers.

And for affiliate marketers, they have to seek permission from seller’s of the products. On approval, they will be provided with affiliate links for the products by Jvzoo itself .

Jvzoo affiliate hosting

Earn 30% commissions with the Jvzoo affiliate hosting programe. All you have to do is refer people to the Jvzoo hosting page and get paid when they buy a hosting plan. To learn more, here is a video tutorial. Watch video

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Refer and earn

Earn from your referrals using your Jvzoo URL. You will be paid 10 cents from every earning your referral makes.

How to find your URL link

Login to your Jvzoo affiliate account.

Click on ‘affiliate’ page to open and scroll down.

You will see your profile information like affiliate ID and the affiliate URL and other tools provided to you by JV.

Jvzoo tools and integrations

These tools and integrations can help in building a successful affiliate business on the Jvzoo platform. You will find everything you need to become successful including training from JV experts that offer full courses on how to manage your affiliate business effectively including ad campaigns, know how.

Automatically ad approved products to your WordPress site using the Jvzoo ads manager plugin. You don’t have to add them your self.

Experience the best email marketing strategy and enjoy the opportunity to run campaigns with the commissions Gorilla, also use promotional materials ie, banners and posters which may be provided by the vendors themselves. Note that not all vendors have these materials. You can find these materials in the information page of the product.

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Thank you for reading this post, regards.

100….. on Jeonlin Affiliates

Congratulations!

This was my ambition two months ago “to reach 100 follows on this blog” and finally, It has made it. This is why I thank everyone for progressing to this achievement it is you who as made it and I hope and pray for another great one. Thank you very much.

Now, a new goal is being set up.

Best regards to you my beloved friends.

Email marketing strategy

Does your affiliate website require any marketing technique? Surely it does. In fact, it deserves to carry out email marketing. You may want to use other marketing strategies avoiding email. You could be wrong. How can a marketing tool that has existed for decades be left out? Are you aware of the new internet marketing techniques that have taken peoples minds making them ignore email yet in actual sense they are not very effective?

Well, let me tell you a little about it. Email marketing is very popular and for that matter, it beats the SEO technique(search engines) by 15% and social media by 25% since it’s population is approximately 85% that’s already a huge difference to identify it as the number one ranked strategy. While SEO may not be a success for every website, email can be a successful budget though you might have to invest a little.

The reason why email beats SEO and social media is; with it, you communicate directly to a customer’s inbox in a professional manner and to the right audience. The right audience is that list of people who have liked what you offer and have subscribed and for your services.

What is most relevant of email marketing is having an email list. If you have about 100 people on the list, it’s a good number to start from.

Email marketing actually involves sending commercial messages to a large audience but in most cases, even sending one message to one person is email marketing. It is meant to create awareness about what they offer, and lift sales for brands. Bearing in mind that an affiliate website can also bee a brand of its own, you can create an email list from the people who subscribe to your website and start with them. At some point, email marketing helps to transform website visitors into real buyers but if you don’t follow them up, they can never come back to your website you will have lost them forever.

You can use the email marketing strategy to do so many things on your website say winning back customers. Most times when a person purchases a product from your link, they may take long without coming back to your site. This is when you will have to send them a win-back message asking them to try out something else that is available on your site and may interest them.

The win-back technique is very simple to apply with niche sites. A niche site allows persons to create and manage their accounts within that particular website as they receive services from it. Should anyone have an account with the nitche site take long without opening it, the nitche admin will have to look into the matter and at the end, will send a win back a message to the account owner to remind them of their account. The win-back message, of course, has to contain some attractive information that can really prompt someone to visit the website once again.

This is definitely an option that you should use because honestly, I don’t think it has any pros except its costs but even though, how much will it cost you to run one campaign and how much would you benefit from a campaign. You will have impressed so many people, created awareness and generated lots of traffic.

Forget about social media for now if your website is potential and focus on email marketing. For social media may be costly and surely it may not be a convenient place for some people as they will be required to observe the Facebook, Twitter, etc, terms & conditions and advertising policies.

So in conclusion, I recommend email marketing as number one for your affiliate business. However, if you can opt for external ad campaigns to boost your website’s traffic, it also works but on a 25% rate remember because email takes 85%.

Why you should consider making Jetpack plugin a “must have .”

Why you should consider making Jetpack a ‘must have’ on your non WordPress built website. It is a plugin software which will help to give maximum security to a website when installed. This is the best way to experience maximum security, performance and site management tools. Below is the product pricing for Jetpack.

Leverage the best of all on the professional plan for businesses.

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Who is affiliate marketing for?

Hi there! From East to West, North to South,country to country, region- region, province-province,city-city, state-state,county-county, village- village, wherever you may be, affiliate marketing is open for anybody besides there is no limitation whatsoever for anybody anywhere in the world. The affiliate marketing program is a strategy that companies and big businesses use to boost and expand their sales through offering that people opportunities of selling their products then reward them afterwards.

Today in every city in Africa,there is at least one or more businesses offering an affiliate program and it’s just like a shop where everyone is welcome to shop. I mean who would ever chase away a customer who is willing to help in promoting a business? Honestly,no one would do that so even in affiliate marketing, everyone is welcome to do it as long as they are interested and are able to comply with the terms and conditions.

The people from developed countries are finding it very enjoyable doing affiliate marketing reason being, they partner in huge Affiliate programs that also pay very high commissions that you would not believe. This happens mostly in financially stable countries if I’m to mention, those in the U.S and UK.

As the world has gone digital, It’s become better of and very convenient for people to pay for goods and services electronically and receive them either through mail or physically. This is a great achievement for businesses and their partners and has brought about economical development of countries in terms of trade and economy. Today, online shopping has hit it’s peak in the United States to the extent that most stores have closed because they no longer get customers going to their stores to buy goods.

And this has left a very large gap for affiliate marketers to work upon to ensure a continuous cycle in business. This is why there affiliate marketing is not dying as others say and it’s the same reason why more people should join the program making it open for everybody who is has interest of doing it.

Affiliate marketing is still low in some African countries because people do not exactly know about it except a few who try to go deeper into learning more about it. In developed countries, most affiliate programs are now limiting affiliates without experience and that’s a step they have taken because they want to expect high conversions which come from their super affiliate partners. You are expected to bring in new customers to the business every month. So, for beginners, there are relatively similar options that pay good money.

How do you ralley in the field of affilate marketing while sharing affiliate links?(Mailing tips)

Although there is difficulty of getting sales as an affiliate in one way or the other, one has got this question in mind-why is it so? that making a single sale is as hard as speaking a language you don’t know. There are many reasons to be outlined that have answers to this question.

You may realise that one of the reasons is how you deliver your affiliate links. In most cases, when you decide to go via social media using the links and trying to spread awareness about a product that you are promoting, there is a tendency by those platforms like Facebook and twitter to regulate how much people see your link. They make sure that in a period of 24hours or more, only a few people see that post at that particular time. The reason why they do this is; they try as much as possible to protect their users from scammers and hackers so it is only shown to a few people whom they are sure of.

How to publish product links.

1. It would work best, sending links as messages hidden in a qualitative meaningful choice of words. For example, If I want to send a custom message to Halsey with my affiliate product link, it would look like this( Hey Halsey! I hope you’re greately fine, I have something that I would like you to try out here. It is a(product desription). Give it a try and you will like it. You have to be sure of the product you are introducing to this person so that they won’t regret having bought it.

2. The best of all is having access to mailing  platforms. Here you can send customised email content with covers links without any restriction. Gather as many email addresses as possible. You will use them to send email messages to the owners of these addresses by email or mail chip for website owners. Services like Mail chip have a feature that enables you to send multiple emails to many addresses at once and even describing them to the receivers.

3. In conclusion, whether you are using mail chip, a personal email address, or any other communication media, you need to see that your product links have a good attractive links that can trigger people to click on them.  This will make your site a safe place for visitors and this is how professional affiliates do it to make more and more money from their sites. It just takes not money but your creativity.

Freelance job Vs Affiliate marketing.

How well do you know these two? Did you know that there is yet a nother way through which you can multiply your earnings besides your 9-5 job? I have been talking about affiliate marketing all along as a major method to generate income and from my own point of view, yes it really is because it’s more popular every where. It has become almost everyone’s point of interest . Now there are a few people who have actually decided to do both of the projects above and they are doing very well. It’s possible you too can do them so long as you have ample time. There are a few differences between Freelancing and Affiliate marketing despite the fact that they are all online work from home Jobs. So, I am going to elaborate more about them and we want to see their similarities. Both affiliate marketing and freelancing have the good side and the bad side.Therefore, in the end we shall be able to identify both the good side and the bad side of each of them.


What is so common about the two?(similarities)

  • Both are work from home jobs. Both Affiliate marketers and Freelancers may not need to have an office in order to carry out what they are supposed to but their employers may be in office.
  • No specific qualifications may be required for one to participate in these jobs.
  • They are entirely free to join and start working. There is no appointment and no retirement.
  • You have unlimited time for work so, work at your own pace and no body will moderate you for what you do.
  • Both are flexible you can do them alongside other things.

What differenciates affiliate marketing from freelancing( comparison )?

The differences between the two kinds of online jobs above may also be their merits or demerits.

  • Affiliate marketing is a self employment directory because once you have authority to promote or refer people to a certain company whatsoever,it is your choice whether to do the promotions and drive traffic or not. Everything is in your hands take personal decisions pertaining your private job. Where as Freelancing is not private in any way, because as a freelancer, you only work on other people’s projects to be paid.
  • As an affiliate, you don’t need any past experience all you need is an email address in order to register and start promoting on the straight away even though you are just a beginner unlike freelancing. You need to be good at one or more skills to bid on available projects short of that, you may not be able to find what you can do.
  • Affiliate marketing is permanent once you have joined a company or business as a partner as long as the company continues to exist. This means a lifetime job and it’s possible to gain experience and then make it your official job for life while in freelancing, you will either get a permanent job or work on contracts which expire after a given period of time as agreed.
  • In the field of affiliate marketing, payments are assured as long as you make a complete conversion. Freelancer jobs may not have assured payments for  employees since most freelancing sites have a policy that says, if an employer is not sarticified with what his/her employee is doing, he or she may decide not to pay them until they perfect their work.
  • Earning is through commissions and bonuses which are at times recurting for affiliates while for Freelancers, earning is through your effort. You earn for only what you worked for. There are no bunuses in this case.
  • Affiliate marketing involves lead generation through advertising which really takes more time while freelancing may not need any of those except, in case one is given a job that involves attracting organic traffic.
  • As an affiliate marketer, jobs are readily available compared to freelancing where by you have to bid on a project by sending a proposal to the employer and wait to be chosen if there are many applicants which is also time consuming.
Continue reading Freelance job Vs Affiliate marketing.

Top four (4) affilaite-marketing programs and websites to invest your time in.

The overseer

Higher conversions and commisions are what we want. They are a reason why we do affiliate marketing. To archive the best in the field of business marketing, you must be competent enough in making better choices for your buyers with a better affiliate site in the world. Here is a list of the top ten, most of which offer 50% commissions basing on their pay per click payment with refferal program commissions involving recurring payments.

Scrolling down the list below, we will be able to know and categorise affiliate sites by purpose and reality as shown here —»

1. Internet Marketing Affiliate Programs

Internet marketing is the most lucrative affiliate program as it’s based on marketing for better results. As an affiliate, you will want to join these programs as they are very easy to partner with. These are as follows. 

  • Leadpages.                                                            A digital lead generation and landing page builder platform. Lead pages helps businesses to connect with audiences, generate leads and close their sales.  Earn by sending businesses to Leadpages.                                                 Earn a 30% recurring commission for as long as  the time your referral is a customer at Leadpages. Leadpages is a product itself so it’s affiliate program is universal.
  • Shopify is a all in one e-commerce platform that aids entrepreneurs in starting, to running and growing businesses through their web developer tools and softwares. Become an affiliate by referring people to pay for services like create online stores for their businesses. Shopify pays specific figures of money according to your efforts. $58 for each user who signs up for any paid plan with your link. Next after that, $2000 for each plus referral. Their commissions are very attractive and yes they will pay you exactly that. Join the Shopify program.

2. Retail Affiliate Program

This program is based on companies that sell digital and physical products online. It is very common now days that businesses have affiliate partnerships and have a way of creating jobs for the public. I have selected the best retail sites which have the best marketing commissions. Here, check it below

  • Amazon associates. This is an affiliate marketing programe free for website owners and bloggers to join and earn from it. You will earn $150 by referring advertisers to Amazon product adds. Payment is qualified when the advertiser launched and Amazon product account. Also 10% commissions from any qualifying purchases not just the products you advertise.
  • eBay Partner Network. eBay is one the world’s largest brands online, selling major products /commodities . Make money from refering buyers to eBay. You don’t have to sell or shop eBay takes care of all that. Get 50%- 70% commissions from the transactions your referrals make and a $10 bonus when your referrals sign up for eBay and make their first transaction.
  • Niji. Niji is an online brand that deals in used Japaneese cars online. They have a nice attractive affiliate program that is best for you.Interested in selling cars, or do you want to buy a car? Here is a perfect place to go.

3. Web Hosting Affiliate Program

Web hosting is a service offered by web hosts, – websites that use technology to enable other websites to be viewed on the internet with the help of special purpose computers called servers. Below is a list of websites that work best for web hosting.

  • WP engine                                                         The WP search Engine is a rated 4.99/5.00 web hosting website. Their affiliate program will will earn you 100% commissions of the first month’s payment. Earn a $200 standard pay out per signup
  • WordPress.                                             With WordPress, you earn  $300 commissions for every complete conversions and 20% of the the revenue your referral generates. This is for a lifetime.
  • CloudWays.                                                       Cloudways is ideal for people can refer more and more customers consistently every month. Earn from $50-$125 per referal. You could get in total $6k a month. You will be paid a $30 bonus on top of ths, for every sign up plus a 7% recurring commission for a lifetime.

4.Finance Affiliate Program

Speaking of finance, there are so many tatiary institutions and organisations out there that are still looking to help the community and here comes an opportunity to you. If you can be a better referer, then it’s a deal already. Have a look at the three organisations below. They have got different affiliate commissions and lead pay outs so you can decide which one to go with but nevertheless, they are all cool and awesome for earning.

  • Realassets Dealers in gold, old gold coins and other forms of assets. Real Assets offers between $30-$100 per verified lead, 1%-3% commissions for sales of your refered client for life. On top of that, a 2% commission for sales above $30,000 of affiliates you introduce and 1% for sales above $30,000 of other affiliates introduced by your affiliates.
  • BBVA Banks. BBVA stands for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Arlgentaria. It is a multinational Spanish banking group with it’s base in Birmingham, Alabama. With their program, you will earn as an affiliate, $50-$75 commissions per lead generated. However, there many other affiliate programs our there but this just a sample of the best that i have known.

How to build an affiliate website on wordpress step -by-step guide.

Here is how to create and launch your affiliate marketing website on a WordPress platform. Word press is a content management system. The most popular Content Management System (CMS) solutions world wide with over twenty million page views per day. Its was originally created as a blog way back in 2003 and has emerged to support other types of content due to its increased number of users visiting it everyday. This guide will show you exactly how to build a website for your affiliate marketing program and make more earnings with it. Follow the steps below.

Steps

  • Create an account at WordPress.com if you are new to the website.
  • After creating an account, you will automatically be logged in. Choose the kind of site you are building from the suggestions list below.
  • Add a topic or choose one from the drop down list eg; cameras and photography or fashion or digital marketing, and click on (continue)button from the right hand side of the screen. At this level, you can scroll down to see how your website will look.
  • Add a business name eg; Webdesigner, then click on the (continue) button to head over to the next step.
  • It’s time to give your site an address. An address is a keyword that people can type in to a web browser so as to find your website. Enter a name or keyword that you want to be your domain name eg; WordPress.com, WordPress.ug.com etc. Normally when doing this, the system will give you sugestions for the keyword that you type because at times a keyword that you choose may be already existing as a domain in another website. Once this happens,the system will suggest to you a related domain name.
  • These suggestions come with different extensions and because of the variance in extensions, even their costs do vary. The ‘.com’ extension is most commonly used so, for this reason, it tends to cost more money than other extensions. You can change a given extension from the (more extensions) tab at the bottom.
  • There is always one free-domain-name option for users who are not yet sure whether to buy a custom domain or not. One is also allowed to map a domain that they already bought from a different domain issuer, to WordPress. Take for example I can map a domain that I own at Bluehost.com to my WordPress website.
  • Click on (start with a business plan) to buy a custom domain name for your site which will look like this; WordPress.com or WordPress.online depending on the extension you chose earlier on.WordPress like any other CMS, gives it’s users an advantage of creating a free website without a custom domain. A free domain on WordPress will contain an extension-wordpress.com. eg; if your web address is to be http://www.designer.com, instead of this address, on a free plan, you will have it as; designer.wordpress.com.However, you can buy a custom domain name and to replace the free one but the free domain can not be deleted because it’s permanent.
  • After you have bought a custom domain, you will be redirected to the WordPress’s website reader page. This is how it looks.
  • Begin by following your favourite sites here. Use the top menu buttons and learn how to use them. Access all the tools you deserve to set up your affiliate site and add some content to introduce your self to the readers. By using this page, you will learn what to do on each button of the page while you use them. CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEBSITE TODAY

Four tips to get the very first sale quickly on your new website.

One of the most discouraging issue you never know in the affiliate business is; failure to make even a single sale afte a month or two. It can really let you down but I’m here to tell you, relax you are not alone. So many webinars have passed through that but it shouldn’t be that difficult thing. Hey! Just begin from home, try friends and relatives if at all they like what you have to present to them. Look around you and do the following to earn a first sale quickly.

Ask your friends to buy through your links and you need to be just loyal to them so that they can trust you with their money.
  1. Engage with family members, relatives and friends. This is a great community to point at. You can just talk to them by word of mouth and ask convince them to buy from your link or you can help them and buy on their behalf. I’m sure there so many of people out there who will find it as difficult,to buy online so you’re gonna help them to do just that and trust me they will come to like it over time and definitely become your affiliate line.
  2. Generate social media leads. Foccus on social media for most people spend their time on social networks doing nothing but reading posts and pictures from others. This can be a great way to capture their attention and interests by reaching to them privately through messaging and also posting to the public. Also visit some public affiliate marketing grupus or buy & sell groups on Facebook, join and get approved to start sharing content with those communities.
  3. Choose good product for specific seasons eg; clothings for the Christmas season. Obviously people will always want to purchase items to use in this festive season so that’s already a target audience source to count on.
  4. Post your links proffessionally by giving detailed explanations for them so that your content may not be ignored or considered as scam. Try to cover the links where possible.

How to create an affiliate marketing website

It is not mandatory to own a website for one to do affiliate marketing. This business is actually a tendency of people being subsidiaries of an organisation or company whatsoever, to give a hand in hikening the rate at which goods or services are sold. For that reason, companies don’t give any form of restriction concerning how and where they place their links but instead, they give their clients(affiliates) the freedom to bring customers using any method that they prefer one of which is through show casing products on an affiliate’s website. This is a common practice with experienced affiliate marketers.

Ideally, a website is a best place for showcasing a number of products in order to attain increased sales. You may need a well built website, beautifully designed for the kind of work that you will use it for. It takes one a few bucks to activate a website and get it running but you can also create a free web that you will share to your local community and they can access it locally without using web browsers. Check out for the next post where I will be taking you step by step to create an affiliate website hosted on WordPress.com

What are the products to promote as an affiliate?

Hands on.

Finding the right products to run promotions for, is a key aspect to be put in mind before you get any promotional link. To be sure of how much money you want to make from affiliate marketing, I recommend you do a little bit of research on the company that is about to give you an opportunity of working with them as an affiliate. One of the key objectives of this research is;- you want to know what kind of products are you dealing in and how much will you earn from promoting them? You also must know what type of audience you will be targeting. Is it an audience so hard to find? Is the product loved by many? Is it genuine to most people or even to everyone?Are people talking about this product? Let me tell a short story. For a very long time, someone was always running up and down from point A to point C, moving from one office to the other, searching for a job. He/she finally gave up and decided to sit back at home. When this person heard about an online business opportunity that could earn him/her doubble-the salary they were to get from the job they had initially searched for but failed, they were super exited and overwhelmed by what they had. So, they went ahead to get started with the great opportunity-affiliate marketing by joining an affiliate program and had taken it seriously. They must have been lucky to have known about marketing. It was already step torward their transformation. Indeed they were in a right truck. However, they needed to put this in mind and also you who is reading, these tips which I’m going to share below.

Most companies especially those; that sell only one type of product, have a universal link that you will used for promoting their item. These are companies that deal in expensive products like Cars, machinery, sound systems, computers and many more. Their commissions are usually between 40-50% and those are the ones you wanna look for. A few tips below will help you make right decisions.

Tips

In order to ease your marketing career, target less people but still earn high commissions, this is what you should do.

  1. Choose a right and good affilite program. You will not only find out whether the company is legit but also know how a company works so that you are contented with it’s terms and conditions. The best way to see the legitimacy of an affiliate program is by looking at it’s reviews across different search engines.
  2. Find a good product which has got high conversions. A good product to promote may depend on its type. You can either promote physical products or digital products. In most cases companies that sell specific types of products are worth paying high commissions. A good product must contain a high conversion I mean high percentage of your commission. Products that have 20% commissions and above, are the best you can go for.
  3. It is also important to bear in mind that expensive commodities and services would be the best to promote but you find that they are the most difficult things to promote and get sales yet you can earn increased commissions.
  4. Tally the right products with the correct seasons and point to the right customers.

With the little knowledge learnt above, you are great to start.

Jumia affiliate marketing program

In this guide, I will be discussing step by step on how to become an affiliat marketer or partner with Jumia. Of course before joining the program, you will have decided how you shiuld promote products and services online. Would you need a website for showcasing these products or you are just going to social media direct? Whatever the choice, it doesn’t matter. What matters is for you to make sales.

Jumia has been one of the largest online stores world wide over the years. Because of high competition, making large sales has not been so easy for big companies like Jumia. Now that the ideab of afiliate marketing came in, the program is getting known to almost every part of the world. Selling is nolonger a struggle to the companies but it is, to the affiliate marketer. This is why affiliate get paid- for working hard to drive customers to a business. Should you be an affiliate marketer? Yes.

Getting started step-by-step.

Getting started on Jumia is as easy as 123 so, let’s begin here.

Go to your browser and type ‘Jumia affiliate program.’ You will see a window like the one below, with a menu button at the top right corner of the screen.

Click on it, then select create account or use the button at the bottom of the page ‘Become an affiliate.’

Register using the form that will be displayed after you click the button as instructed above.

This is where you will fill in your personal information such as first name, last name, email address, phone number and country of residence or operation. After you’ve filled the form, you will receive a confirmation message from Jumia asking you to confirm your email address because the want to be sure who they have sent the email to. Once your email address has been confirmed, login to your new affiliate account and here is what it would look like on a home page.

Click on the middle button which says get started with Banners/ Promote with banner.

Select your country where you want to promote products from.

It is also important to note that banners are not available in some countries like Uganda so, in this case, one is expected to use pages links and products links instead banners. Take a look at the differences between the two pages below.

No banners available
Banner category location – Algeria

Using banners

When you click on any of the above banner categories, this is what you will see on your next screen.

Banner products with their automated links

Here you can download an image’s URL and paste it wherever you will place your links so both the picture and the link will be positioned at one place all together.

Copy a link to post on social media and copy also a link to past to your website as shown above.

Mean while for countries where there are no banners, you have to build a URL or links that you will share and use to bring people to buy products. To build a link;

Go to the Jumia affiliates home page.

Click on the menu bar and select advertising.

Select link builder from the drop down list and it will take you to this page

Link builder form

Fill out the form with a Jumia Page’s URL where you selected products from. This is only if you want to promote a whole Jumia page. You could also promote a single product by pasting it’s URL to the first URL space provided above.

Add your own tracking parameters like a YouTube channel URL to ease tracking of sales you made. Also add your sub-affiliate ID to the third URL space provided. The other spaces at the bottom don’t really matter so much you can leave them just blank.

Lastly, you will be required to review all your conversions,the products sold through your promotion and links simply by rating them.

How to build your affiliate marketing career with a highly targeted audience online and automate your social networks.

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SIMPLE SOCIAL TOOLS

This is a computer software designed to function naturally as human beings and works only on one social network-Facebook . It is not a bot or an emulated software because it is designed to drive traffic which is built by human nature.

Honestly, the process of becoming successful online is based on:- how much traffic do you have? So, in this sense, we all know that you need more traffic engagement and the question in your mind right now should be;. How can I build and audience with more traffic of nearly 30,0000 visitors per day?

There is more that you can do with this tool. If you really want to reach that huge number of followers or customers rather and make more money out of it should it be a mandatory, No not everyone would like to go for this option as it may seem a little costly but it works. I am talking about the simple social tools

The kind of people that this tool targets is your Facebook friends, groups and fan page likers. Simple social tools does not work like bot systems do. Bot softwares are instant and generate feck traffic to your channel or site which may not help. But with this Simple social tools, It works naturally and takes some time to complete given tasks hence reaching out to real people.

I once used this tool for one of my Facebook accounts and it was able to top up my friends list to 9000 friends it’s really awesome. That was an a great achievement to my self because I had got new friends from the outside countries and you know what it means when you have more friends to engage with.

Sending automatic traffic to my fan page and website from Facebook was entirely amazing. This tool works best for you Make money as you sleep while Simple social tools does all the marketing. The only thing you will do is giving it orders to perform the tasks that you want it to. Get started with Simple social tools today and unlock unlimited traffic. CLICK HERE to access the Simple Social Tool.

Building a targeted audience and turning them in to buyers.

It is quite vital building a targeted audience for your business, affiliate site or niche. Having a target audience helps you to establish a community that will be around your site all the time because it is a kind of audience that already likes what you have to offer

Beginner affiliates normally tend to rush for high competitions with big affiliate marketing sites, which is not right. If you do that, your site is most likely to be buried down to the bottom of those highly ranked websites. The search engines will not recognise your site especially if it has the the same or related content as other ranking websites.

One could begin with family and friends around as their first priority. Once you have these in your line, it is them now to help you bring in more customers through their inspirations. It takes a little longer to build a large community but be patient enough because it takes time and it’s what we invest in order to achieve.

So, when you have a number of people interested in what you share about in your site, you can turn them in to real customers by creating a landing page with guidance on how to make and complete transactions. Make them believe that you are not a scammer or spammer in any way and be consistent. That way, you will keep getting new customers on and on and on.

Optimize you website to search engines with unique keywords related to what you are writing about. This will make it easier for the search engines to identify that your site has something different and so it should be displayed in searches. Once you get displays in searches, it is so easy to bring more people through search results that your site appears in. This is a tip for SEO.

Tip; Your keywords must be within the first 500 words of your content for the search engines to recognise. The reason why most affiliates fail to make sales because they don’t have people targeted to their affiliate sites

Can I start affiliate marketing without having to create a website?

Don’t have a website and not ready to create one? That’s not a huge challenge. Marketing products is a flexible business where you intently manipulate from one platform to another. Just like one can move from market A to B in order to sell, affiliate marketing is not far different from that. In this case, you will need to find people to buy what you are actually promoting and not anything else. For beginners or freshers, it may seem difficult but it’s not. To make one sale without using a website, count on the ability to build a community of followers within you and it’s what you should consider first before getting in to any affiliate program. Traffic!

The greatest advantage of digital marketing or affiliate marketing rather is that, you do not have to do the pricing, issue receipts or invoices or take charge of customer care services. It’s all done by the company which you promote it’s products.You could possibly find buyers on the internet who may even buy what you promote without communicating or asking you any questions because they are redirected to the landing pages when they click on a certain link you share on social media . So, how can you surely begin without having to create a website? There are so many ways to promote a product apart from using a website but we want to tackle just a few here. The commonest and easiest methods are;

1. Sharing direct links;- through social media either in posts or on people’s timelines as your target audience eg; You could share a link that redirects people to a sales page of say, a dress.

Promoted item

In this case, since all social media platforms consist of both males and females. The right audience for the product listed above should be mainly Females right? Reason being; they are the ones that product is made for and only females wear dresses so they become your target audience for the product.

2. Create a blog on Facebook(commonly regarded as Facebook page).                            A blog on Facebook is the cheapest and most relevant as it does not cost even a single cent to create and get it running. A blog will help you to draw closer the attention people who might be interested in what you promote. A good name for your blog matters alot when it comes to attracting people to your affiliate page. A page may tend to get more visitors through invites but it has to be backed up with a Facebook group so as to provide more traffic to the page. Facebook groups allow their approved members to add and post content consistently with appropriate links. This is where you can bring in your products as posts containing a link or links that direct buyers to the right pages.

3. Visit forum groups with your promotional items. Discussion forums are the best to place your links and are freely accessible. An example of these forums is Quora.com, a place where bloggers interact and learn from each other through sharing content. And one great thing you should know is that when you buy a product from your own affiliate link, you will still get a commission so that will be and added advantage to you. Recently, I made a transaction using my refferal link for one of the companies that I partner with and guess what! In three days time, I was sent the commission.

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You are paid because the seller of he product may assume that may be you helped your referral to buy on their behalf which at times is true. So, one can easily buy bearing in mind that there will be a payback commission for them but I don’t recommend that you do it consequently if you do, there could be an action taken against it.

How to promote on Quora

Usually, bloggers meet on Quora.com everyday and have the ability to meet new people follow their blogs, and also share ideas by writing to one another within the platform. Quora makes it easier for one to create a personal account and get followers who like what they do on this website. They can create and answer polls from other bloggers too.

In order to make a huge sales, a reasonable number of followers has to be attained on Quora. That means you have to be more active and committed here just like you would be on your website or blog. Once there are followers you will be able to create your product listings though it has to be non physical products because they are easier to sell. Now, when you are logged in, you will have to answer people’s questions/polls and here you can answer questions with great content containing links pointed to the product.

How to start affiliate marketing from scratch

Hi! Welcome to this blog. You probably could have landed here because you were looking for something related to affiliate marketing.

I am happy that you are finally here and hope that this article is going to help you genuinely with all the steps to affiliate marketing. You may want to know what affiliate marketing means so, let’s make it familiar to you so quick.

To begin with, affiliate marketing is the idea of advertising for one or more products belonging to a company or retail business in a bid to get paid through commissions earned from their own referrals who have bought the products.

There are so many definitions to describe affiliate marketing but this is the simplest. If this does not satisfy you, then you can still google to find other detailed explanations about affiliate marketing but I think that is enough to make one understand its meaning.

Since we have defined affiliate marketing, I believe we have known what exactly it means so, we want to know who an affiliate is and how this method works as far as earning income online is concerned. Let us read from the definition below.                                  

An affiliate is referred to as anybody who partners with a company or a retail business and is approved by these parties to promote their products or services in order to get them, potential buyers. This is a strategy commonly used by huge businesses to make big sales in the market. Below are some commonly used terms, explained as used in the affiliate marketing business.

Affiliate marketers– who are also called affiliate partners because they partner with the companies whom they promote their products or services.

The people that an affiliate refers to the company or retail business are called “referrals” and the money that a company pays to an affiliate after a referral has bought a product or a service is known as a “commission.”

An affiliate partnership is a legal agreement between the two parties involved in the affiliate marketing business. This comprises of terms and conditions of the company or retail business. It is very important to always read to understand the terms and conditions before accepting the partnership and if you do not agree with the terms and conditions, you are free to cancel the registration process.

How to partner with a company, retail business or merchant for their affiliate program.

To become a partner of a certain company, you must accept to abide by their rules and regulations and follow their privacy policy.

Follow the steps below         

  1. Go to the website of the company you want to promote its products. ( Tip)- Consider the price of a product and commission amount offered by a company because some companies have varying commissions depending on the category of products they sell. Also note that the higher the price, the higher the commissions.               

2. Look out their services from the main menu or at the footer menu of the home page. Note that not all companies have affiliate programs so, as you decide, look for one that already has this program running for example; Jumia, Nijji, Amazon.com, Sfi.com, clickbait.com, and many others.

DO NOT use sensitive information on these sites if at all they ask for it. Information like bank accounts and phone numbers are not necessary during the registration process so be keen while you sign up for any affiliate program.

3. Find your referral code from your profile dashboard on the website and copy it to your clipboard to begin sharing it. One thing you need to know about link sharing is;-one may decide to share their referral codes either directly or indirectly. Once they are approved/ given permission to promote a product, a link is generated automatically by the website for the affiliate to begin using on various social platforms.

Most starter affiliates do share their links directly by sending direct messages to friends on social media which is sometimes not OK with some media sites like Facebook & Messenger and Twitter. These platforms are very strict with their privacy policies and they don’t allow unnecessary sharing of links so, that makes it a bad method of marketing products.

However, you can go the indirect way as many affiliate marketers do. You will need to create a blog website or niche site with your own domain name for example; (website).com or (peter).ug.com or affiliate. online where you have the authority to post any link because you will be the one managing it.

To create a website, you can visit WordPress.com, Wix.com, or Simplesite.com and this can take you only a minimum of five minutes to build up your website. After you have created a website, buy a domain name for your site to get a web address and then host it on any web hosting websites like Bluehost for it to be available in the search engines like Google, Bing, Web Crawler, etc.

Customize your website with a beautiful theme that suits your blog’s purpose. Start writing content, add your affiliate links, and drive traffic to your website. The main source of traffic is social media especially Facebook and you can send people directly to your affiliate website by creating a Facebook page that’s all you need to get started. Learn more on YouTube