How to Earn Affiliate Marketing Money Quickly and For the Long Haul
If you are informed about the fundamental principles of affiliate marketing, you can earn money quickly. And, most importantly, if you do it right, you can get steady income for years.
I know because I've been a full-time super affiliate for almost 7 years.
The basic steps you should take to make this business work for you are not difficult. It is up to you to learn how to do these simple things if you want this to become a real business and make important affiliate marketing commissions.
This is what you should do …
First, you must choose a market / niche. This can be a passion or a hobby of which you are well informed. But if you do not have a passion or hobby that could be a money-making machine, that's perfectly fine. You see, many people identify the potential for profit of a market before they move towards it, even if they have no knowledge or passion about that market.
That's because you can learn about that market by studying it. If you decided that gardening, for example, was a good market, you could learn about gardening … or find someone to collaborate with them or use a freelance writer to create the content for you.
Once you have the industry or specific companies that have affiliate programs that you want to target, you must create a website.
Do not worry if you do not know HTML. You can outsource this part easily. You can hire local people with the necessary skills, you can buy a website creation tool and learn how to use it (many of them are buttons so you do not have to learn to code), or you can hire someone online using popular sites such as Rent an encoder or Elance.
Do not go too high in this stage. Web design is not the main reason why someone earns large amounts of money from affiliate marketing; It's just a vehicle that you need to attract traffic.
After having a site in operation, you will need to write a copy for it. Although being a good writer helps, it is not critical.
There are many people who do gigantic affiliate marketing tasks because they can write honestly and seriously without looking like Hemingway. The key to writing on your website will be to take useful information … as a criticism or recommendation, not a sales pitch.
Once you have your website and copy, you need a qualified traffic source. SEO (search engine optimization) can take a long time. PPC (Pay-per-Click) can cost a lot of money.
The fastest way to get a lot of qualified and free traffic to your site is by marketing articles. Articles, like the one you're reading now, are quickly indexed in search engines and, if you type good keywords, you can attract traffic in a matter of weeks or days.
If you are constantly writing articles, you can make consistent sales. Try it and see for yourself.
Also, if you are promoting affiliate programs that pay lifetime income, where you actually get the client's property, you are actually building an asset that will yield long-term passive income.
Ask me how I know! By the way, you can target lifetime income programs looking specifically for them and focusing exclusively on those programs. That is exactly what I do.
In conclusion, generating healthy affiliate marketing contracts does not have to be a complicated game. But it requires real work and a step-by-step approach that incorporates all the basic elements that make it work. If you are missing any of these key elements, it simply will not work or it will work well.
Others before you have discovered this through a lot of trial and error, so do not try to reinvent the wheel.