Today we’re going to switch gears and start talking about the business model of affiliate marketing.
Yes, just being an affiliate marketer can be a stand alone business model. Within my business it’s just part of what I do, but you literally can JUST be an affiliate marketer and have that as your entire business model.
What so many people don’t understand about affiliate marketing is…
1. It’s easier than people make it out to be
2. There are several ways to do it
Repeat after me…
Affiliate marketing is NOT hard!
Seriously let me break this down for you.
Affiliate marketing consist of…
1. A product you can promote as an affiliate
In order to actually make money from a product you have to be sure that it’s going to sell. So half the battle in all of this is finding a product that you know will be a good seller. You can search any of the affiliate networks out there (places like JV Zoo, ClickBank.com LinkShare, etc) and find products you can be an affiliate for and see the stats for the product. If you can’t find the stats on a product then simply contact the owner and ask. 🙂
2. A way to promote it (squeeze page, blog, review site, etc.)
Once you’ve decided on what product you’re going to promote then you’ve actually got to setup your promotional method.
For example if I was going to promote a product related to vegetable gardening. The very first thing I would do would be to create a squeeze page that gave something away for free related to vegetable gardening. An ebook, report, tutorial, resource guide or something like that. I would advertise my squeeze page and as people joined at my squeeze page I would start educating them about the product I was promoting to get them to buy it.
Of course you could also setup a blog, do a review site, or any of the other hundreds of affiliate marketing tactics out there. Don’t worry we’re going to be talking about many of them. 🙂
Once you have a product that is a proven seller, a promotional method to use to get people to buy the product you’re an affiliate for, then it’s time to turn on the traffic. And of course there are thousands of ways that you can do that too.
The best piece of advice that I can give you here is to BUY traffic. Yes that requires you spending money, but look at it this way.
If you could set something up, put $50 into advertising it, and then make say $75 from your efforts how many times would you do that?
You’d be silly if you didn’t say as many times as possible!
Buying traffic for affiliate marketers is the quickest way to get traffic hands down! We will talk more about this in the future so don’t worry I’ll be sharing some killer traffic tactics with you.
Okay so just to recap…
1. Being an affiliate marketer CAN be a complete business model!
2. Affiliate marketing is not hard 🙂
3. There are a ton of ways to do affiliate marketing, but it’s all about finding a product to promote, setting up a promotional method, and getting traffic to your promotional method.
Now for those of you who would like to begin using affiliate marketing to create an online income I recommend that you take advantage of my “One On One Online Business Coaching” where I will personally help you create and implement an online business.
You can see the offer at http://liztomey.com/special-offer
Now of course today we are talking about affiliate marketing, but no matter what business model you want to use I can help you plan it all out and get it going.
Okay that’s it for today… Over the next few weeks we’re going to be talking about the many ways to do affiliate marketing, so stay tuned!
Here’s to wishing you a healthy, happy, and wealthy life!