How to make money on the internet
with affiliate marketing? This is question I hear all the time. Since this forum is a great place to talk about it I've decided to write quick entry with some tips to get you started making money on the Internet. Let's beak the whole process into few easy to follow steps...
Step 1: Don't just jump into every possible affiliate program you can find!
I don't know why but people keep thinking that the more programs to join the more money they'll make. This is clearly not true. Select one program and concentrate your energy and efforts on few products at one time.
This is way you'll prevent number one problem why most people never make money on the internet - they simply end up overwhelmed! Don't do the same mistake. But this begs question - how do you select right products with money making potential. Answer is simple...
Step 2: Do Market And Keyword Research
The easiest way to make money on the Internet is to sell what people are already buying. This way you just go where the money is. This stuff has been figured out already. It doesn't need any genius. Since you have to somehow and somewhere promote your affiliate products in order to make money, you'll need to do some basic keyword research using free tools (there are so many free tools out there that it's not funny anymore).
Here are some tips for effective keyword research:
- select keywords with at least 10,000 monthly searches
- try to select long tail keywords to avaid heavy competition
- look for keywords with competition of around 50,000 to 100,000 competing pages
Step 3: Once you know what markets you want to enter then you can go and look for affiliate products.
Chose products that pay out at least $30 so it will be worth your time and effort. This is secret of making money on the Internet. There are many of affiliate networks you can sign-up for. One of the best known is clickbank.
Step 4: Based on your keyword research now you need to build some kind of website or blog where you can promote affiliate products you've chosen in step 3. You don't need any HTML knowledge because you can use free services like blogger to build up your blog in no time.
You also need to buy domain name and hosting package. Make sure to include your main keywords in your domain name for search engine optimisation purposes.
Step 5: In order to make money on the internet with affiliate products you need traffic
You can use free methods such as:
- Article marketing
- Forum marketing
- Social bookmarking
- Social networking
- Press releases
- Hub pages
Or you can use Paid-For methods such as Google AdWords or any other method. The idea is to generate traffic to your site or blog so you can start making money on the internet.
Step 6: Build mailing lists
Money is in the list! Use of-in pages to convert site visitors into subscribers and later on - buyers. Remember! It's much cheaper to retain existing customer than it's to acquire new one.
This is in nutshell how to make money on the Internet
with affiliate marketing. I hope you've found it helpful! Don't forget to share your thoughts!