The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Do you know about Affiliate Marketing? Do you know you can earn money through your website or your network? If your answer is “no” or want to know more about earning through Affiliate Marketing. I will cover all about it. how much can you earn from it and what is the procedure, Who is doing best in it? Is it comfortable from home?In this article, I will explain from the beginning what is Affiliate Marketing and how does it works, what are the  Basic models, what are the popular global sites based on it, and how to promote Affiliate links.

Let’s move towards the first step.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

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By definition, Affiliate Marketing is a model of the earning through a commission to promote company’s products/service/profile. In other words, Affiliate Marketing at its very core is about the relationship and a relationship between three parties.

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If you are a Blogger or you have a website or anything you have you find a product or service with your relevancy, you promote to your audience and you earn a commission for every sale from product or service owner.

Let’s understand the each entity of it.

The main four responsible for all.

1.Advertiser/Merchant

In the packet of Digital Marketing, there are many ways to promote and sell products and services and one of the best way is Affiliate Marketing. An advertiser can be a someone who is selling a product or services like electrical and electronics items, airline tickets, clothing, shoes, vehicle parts, an insurance policy or anything through the internet. An advertiser could also increase their sales through sharing profit as commission. For example, the merchant becomes like Amazon.com

2.Publisher/Affiliate

The Publisher or Affiliate could be anyone like a Digital Marketer, Email Marketer, Blogger, Social Media Marketer, and etc who takes up the product links from the Advertiser and promotes to their own audience. It is a way to send own traffic to Advertiser’s area. They applied many trick and tactic to sell products.

3.Network

A Digital place (Network) where both Advertisers and Affiliates meet, Advertisers sign up and make a list their products in the affiliate program and set commission, and Affiliates sign up to find the relevant products according to their audiences.

4.Consumer/Buyer

The buyer could be anyone who comes from one website to other through affiliate links. The consumer doesn’t aware of a connection between an affiliate and Advertiser. they Only purchase if they like it.

 

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Affiliate Marketing Models

In a field of Affiliate marketing, there is various affiliate model to start and earn. Below four models are based on best Affiliate Marketing practice.

Model:1 (Voucher Code Websites)

Not just discount codes, offers, and promotions can also be a part and some offers and discounts can be released to multiple affiliates. Affiliates having special offers can give special exposure.

  • Promotes offers and discount codes for merchants
  • Promotes a solid starting point for any program
  • Voucher codes help convert sales that might have otherwise left your website.

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Model:2 (Cashback website)

Having higher commission rates always help, Excellent brand building opportunity.

  • Pay customers to shop
  • Pass on commission to users, incentivising them to shop
  • High conversion rates because there is the high chance of shopper to shop when they come through a cashback website.

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Model:3 (Aggegration/comparison Website)

  • Helps in brand placement
  • Target competition
  • Well informed decision for the consumer
  • Push a certain product where you are must aggressive

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Model:4 (Product or Service Review)

The best way to promote a product through bloggers and it also helps in branding.

  • Boost product reach
  • Well informed review through blog/article
  • Push customers to take product/service

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How does Affiliate Marketing work?

Affiliate Marketing is called an entrepreneurial module. It makes you your own Boss. But It is not so simple and not so hard to do it. It depends on your audience and your niche. I think it all about most relevant traffic and customers come with a personal endorsement and trust.

Well, if you have good traffic so you can start. Don’t confuse about affiliate marketing process. It is so simple and all automatic. You Just go to any affiliate Network and sign up there and customize your dashboard. After that, you will get a Code that one you have to paste in your website. Take a coffee and enjoy your day. After a while, check your  Affiliate Network dashboard and enjoy your commission.

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Source: Digital Vidya

For Example- I going to explain the step by step procedure.

Step:1 Go to Google and Type Amazon Affiliate program and Search and get a link.

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Step:2 Create an Amazon Account

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Step:3 Fill your original details

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Step:4 Fill your website or Mobile App Url

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Step:5 Create your Profile and choose your niche

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Step:6 You will get an Amazon Associate ID

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Step:7 Select Product and get a code. Paste These HTML codes into your Website.

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Step:8 The will show in your website and you can check your progress through a dashboard.

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How to Promote Affiliate Marketing Links

Promotion is an important thing in Affiliate Marketing. You can increase your income through below tactics. Capture your audience attention and apply some paid methods. You are doing business so, you should plan everything.

These four methods give your more exposure.

  • PPC Affiliate Marketing

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  • Email Marketing List Affiliates
  • Social Media Affiliates
  • Content & niche market Website

Conclusion

Affiliate Marketing is based on MLM (Multi-level Marketing) business. It is a process to get a direct commission on each sale. This is the best way to make money online. But It needs hard work and Marketing skills to increase sales. And a lot of Blogger and Digital Marketer fully depended on it and They earn well.

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dp vishwakarma

Hi, I am dp Vishwakarma a Digital Marketing consultant from New-Delhi, India. I am a Digital Marketer by profession and Professional Blogger and I write, speak, and consult on Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, and Social Media Marketing.

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