How to Promote Affiliate Products Using Youtube

One of the simplest models in the world of making money online is affiliate marketing. The name alone explains it all – affiliate marketing, meaning marketing a product to an audience as an affiliate. Of course, there are different ways of doing this, one of which I will discuss shortly – how to promote affiliate products using Youtube videos.

In affiliate marketing:

– you do not need to create or own the product

– you do not need to offer support for it

– you do not need to update the product

– you do not to troubleshoot it

– you incur no expenses in producing it

Your only task is to pick the product and sell to people who need such products. No long stories. This is the basic framework to it.

Of course, it is not as straight forward as I have it out to be. Now, I must be very honest with you – affiliate marketing can be hard if you don’t plan well before going into it.

Heck, even with a great promotion strategy, it can still be tough succeeding at affiliate marketing if you are looking at it from a quick-money scheme perspective.

However, in this post I will be revealing how you can make money from affiliate marketing using Youtube to promote products.

You will need the following:

– Registration with an affiliate merchant

– A Youtube account

– A Tubidy extension account on your Google Chrome browser for ranking videos on Youtube

– A video creating software, if you know how to create explainer videos (alternatively, you can visit a freelance website and get a video designer create videos for you of the affiliate product)

 

Now let’s get started….

The first thing to do is to register with an affiliate merchant, you can pick anyone from Sellhealth, Clickbank to JVZoo. It doesn’t matter which one you go for, just go with the flow.

Next, you need to select a niche of choice from any one of these:

– Health and Fitness (Weight loss and diet, Sexual health, Body building, Skin enhancement, Hair care, Disease treatment and management)

– Software and other digital products in the Make Money Online Niche

– Marriage and Relationship

 

Whatever product you are going for should be one with a decent commission percentage and enough buzz on it as a performing product. It doesn’t have to be a top selling product as products of that level might have a lot of affiliate marketers like you on them.

It should have some rave reviews and buzz all the same. You can still go for top selling trending products too as I will be showing you how to rank them on Youtube’s search engine.

After selecting your product of choice and copying the affiliate link, visit Bitly.com to cloak the affiliate link then save in your Notepad on your PC.

Now check out the link and read through it to understand how they product works, write a rave review of about 300 – 500 words yourself and save this too.

Go to Youtube on your Google Chrome browser, login then open another tab and search for Tubidy Chrome extension.

Tubidy is a free extension that helps you rank videos on Youtube using keywords. After registering on it, it will naturally integrate itself to your Youtube account.

Whenever you are uploading a video on Youtube, it will come up, showing you elements where you can input name, search keywords and other features that will help you rank the video.

This feature of Tubidy makes it great to promote affiliate products using Youtube videos, as you will find out.

At this point, you need an Explainer video review of the product you want to promote on Youtube. You can do it yourself if you are a good Explainer video creator, video editor, or you can get one to do it for you.

The best to do this however, is to go on a freelancing website like Fiverr.com and get an expert explainer video creator to create one for you where a medical personnel in a white lab coat preferably will talk about the product briefly.

This explainer video should be about 1-3 minutes, highlighting its value. You don’t want your link visitors to lose interest in a long video. The script should be straight to the  point, discussing what the product does using the ROT formula.

The ROT formula stands for Result, Objection and Time.

Your video script and written content should focus on this too.

It should start with the result your product offers…..then proceed with the challenge and objections your prospect might have then end it with a time-frame within which the product will deliver the solution.

Finally, a call-to-action showing the cloaked affiliate link should be at the end of the video script and the written content.

At this point, once your video of the product is ready and uploaded, enter the most likely keywords you know the product will likely be searched with on the internet then fill in the content with the affiliate link.

Next you submit and wait for about 6 – 24 hours for it to rank on Youtube’s search engine. If the product is a hot and trending one, it can even rank on first page in a few minutes or hours.

I have once ranked a video in a matter of minutes.

Now, repeat the same process for any number of products you may have and watch your sales begin to come in over time. This process is everlasting and as long as Youtube is in existence and the product is still available, you will see sales from that video from time to time IF IT RANKS WELL.

I hope you enjoyed this affiliate marketing hack – how to promote affiliate products using Youtube videos.

If you liked it or have questions or comments, don’t forget to drop them below.

You can also send me a direct mail at kalu@onlinebusinesshacking.com

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Kalu Udeagha.

 

How to Promote Affiliate Products Using Blog Commenting and Google Alerts

 

In this post, I will be showing you showing you one way to promote your affiliate products using a combination of Website commenting and Google Alerts.

As I’m sure you already know, you make money through affiliate marketing by promoting specific projects to a target audience and for each purchase they make of the product, you earn a commission.

Now, the more the number of products they buy, they more the amount of commissions you make.

It’s simply math which means it’s actually easy for you to scale your figures up.

The first thing to do is to register with an Affiliate Marketing platform of your choice

Next you need to select a niche where you’ll pick affiliate products from.

Let’s say you’re going with an Affiliate Merchant like Sellhealth or Click bank, you can go for the Weight Loss niche.

Under the Weight Niche, there are hundreds of affiliate products you can choose.

But we are not going to pick just any weight loss products here.

We need to pick products that are known winners in the industry.

Such products should fulfill any one of the following parameters:

– It should have rave reviews.
– It should be a top selling product; that is, it should have a high gravity
– It should be moderately priced with a good commission percentage on it.

So let’s assume you now have your product of choice, it’s time for the next step.

Remember that our strategy for promoting the affiliate products is via niche blogging commenting.

Go to your browser and search for this link – www.google.com/alerts

What we want to do here is to register for Google Alerts which is a platform where Google sends you notifications when any content you have interest in is published on the web.

Note that our interest at this moment is to find niche blogs that have decent traffic and frequently updated content.

To register for Google Alerts on these blogs, in the search bar of the Google Alert page, enter the keyword of the niche and add blog or website to it.

Here is an example:

‘Weight loss + Blog’

Once you enter these keywords, you will be prompted to add your email of choice where you want to be receiving the alerts of new blog posts on the niche your product is on.

Now it’s gets even more interesting.

When you start getting alerts, simply visit the blog, sign up if you have to do that before commenting.

Contribute positive comments to whatever discussion the new post on the weight loss blog is about then add your affiliate product link as a link and suggest to other readers to give it a try that you’re currently using it.

A Word Of Caution – It’s important that you cloak your affiliate product link with a Link Shortener like Goo.gl or Bitly before pasting it in there with your comment.

If your comment appears original and helpful, you should be able to get some people to purchase the product from the link you drop especially if the blog has decent to massive traffic on it.

Most of the blog readers might likely not know that what you dropped is an affiliate product link.

The more you do this using helpful comments on other blogs, the more your chances of making sales.

This method of promotion works but might not be fast.

If you’re just starting out and lack funds to buy email lists or run Facebook ads, this is one way to promote your affiliate products.

If you liked what you just read and would love to learn some more from me, I’ll love to see your comments and questions below.

I will be dropping another strategy within the week so be on the look out for it.

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Cheers,
Kalu.

Best Niches In Affiliate Marketing

A successful affiliate marketing career is often dependent on how sustainable and profitable the niches of focus are. Many budding affiliate marketers are plagued by the eternal question of which niche to focus on. From market trends, the best niches in affiliate marketing are niches offering products that are always in-demand.

Products under these niches are wanted constantly by a large number of people. Such products are evergreen and will continue to be so for a long time to come.

For a product to be considered to be under the best niches in affiliate marketing, it has to be something that everybody wants. Now, you can ask yourself the things everyone wants in life.

You can name money, finance, wealth, employment and anything related to earning money. There is also health which also relates to ill health, dieting, weight loss, fitness etc. Humans will continue to have problems with their health and that makes this niche highly lucrative.

Another hot niche is the male-female relationship which is connected to dating, flings, pickups, marriage, divorce, separation, makeup and getting back exes.

READ: 5 Things to avoid in Affiliate Marketing

Sexual relationships are almost unavoidable and the parties involved will sooner or later need advice and guidance on whether to stay together, part ways or even get back together.

The above categories can be further supplemented by some other categories like Baby care, tech gadgets, holiday niches making them the best niches in affiliate marketing.

Read on below to find out more about these hot niches in affiliate marketing:

 

Health Niche

The health niche is a big one in affiliate marketing. It is so vast that there are almost unlimited number of products that can be found in its sub-niches. As long as there is human life on earth, the health niche will continue to be profitable and needed.

In this niche, you will find sub niches like dieting, weight loss, yoga, fitness, aerobic exercises, diabetes, sexual challenges, cancer prevention, joint pain and many others. There are virtually hundreds if not thousands of products in this niche.

Everyone wants to be in the best health possible and if an affiliate marketer can tap in on this, then generating a healthy flow of income will be inevitable. Proven records are available to show the enormous amount of funds invested in health yearly so this clearly shows the market is a hungry one that can never be satisfied.

Affiliate programs for the health niche are available on Clickbank and Sellhealth where there are hundreds of effective health products for weight loss, sexual health and the rest of them. Making money from affiliate marketing here is easier than any other niche because most people including you and me want the best health possible.

It is an on-going market where there will never be a pause because a lot of people will do anything possible to live healthily and longer.

 

READ: 7 Best Affiliate Marketing Tools You Need In Affiliate Marketing

Money Niche

Who doesn’t want money? Only very few people don’t want money, almost every other person and their grandmother does.

Hey, just joking. Of course, money is as important as being in good health and with money you can have the beautiful things of life that make living easier. The money niche is one of the best niches in affiliate marketing.

Whether you call it money niche, make money niche or wealth niche, they are all concerned with making more money. It concerns personal finance and schemes supporting it which ranges from internet marketing, crypto-currency trading, lottery and betting, employment opportunities, multi level marketing, business opportunities and investments.

Affiliate marketing opportunities in the wealth niche are enormous because the need to make money is forever and will always be in demand. If you are just starting out in affiliate marketing, you can find affiliate affects in this niche on JVZoo, WarriorPlus, Amazon and Clickbank.

Commissions can be as high as from 50% to 100% which when combined to your number of sales can be quite a healthy income.

Internet marketing offers one of the best niches in affiliate marketing when it comes to the make money niche.

 

Relationship Niche

From time immemorial to this day, men and women have always been embroiled in relationships and this will continue forever. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it, it’s never been a smooth ride for the parties involved.

There will be always be need on how to get a mate, how to handle a date, how to pick up women, how to avoid a breakup, how to make up, how to handle rejection, how to handle a divorce etc.

The relationship niche is really one of the profitable niches for affiliate marketing and has many sub-niches where products to promote can be found. As long as people have issues with relationships that need solutions, this market is evergreen forever.

There are a wide range of products in this category concerning dating, sex, kissing, attraction, keeping a relationship, keeping a marriage, offering a divorce, getting your ex back and many more. Products in this niche makes it one of the best niches for affiliate marketing even if you are just starting out.

A lot of people need companions or partners whom they can be close or intimate with either for the short or long term, so if you can offer products that tackle this need, you will make money in affiliate marketing.

Learn More: How You Can Grow Your Blog With Content Marketing

Baby Care Niche

This is one of the profitable niches for affiliate marketing that a lot of affiliate marketers ignore. If humans will continue to exist on earth, then procreation is a must and continuity of human life is dependent on having babies. To keep babies safe to grow into healthy humans to continue our generations, there is need for special care of babies.

Enter the baby care niche – considered to be among the best niches in affiliate marketing.

Millions of families, the world over want healthy babies and will go for products that offer baby care if you can provide them through your affiliate marketing efforts.

Babies are delicate so there are a hundred and one products literarily that are designed for their comfort. From baby diapers, baby food, baby wear, baby combs, baby shoes, to baby toys etc, all with their different features and quality, you can find any products here to promote to mothers, nursing mothers, intending mothers and parents in general.

You will find the best products for baby care on Amazon definitely.

Tech Gadget Niche

This one is should be a no-brainer really. The world has gone tech in so many areas of life and we have technological interference in almost everything. The target gadget industry is one of the best niches in affiliate marketing. If you can find the right audience to promote to, you are sure to make consistent income with affiliate marketing.

Tech gadgets includes devices from hot brands like Samsung, Apple, Sony, LG, Microsoft, HP etc. These brands create tech gadgets that improve our lives. Phones, tabs, cameras, network routers, TV, freezers, microwaves, etc are all tech gadgets needed to have a stress-free life.

As an affiliate marketer, you can promote these products to a buying audience to make income. Amazon offers affiliate products that cover technology and getting started requires registration then creating your website for your promotion activities.

 

Holiday Niche

The Holiday niche is a high-end niche where individuals interested in travel or vacationing will make up your audience. As you well know, people are always going on vacation all year round so if you can provide products tailored for people in this niche, you make money.

Products to promote include travel gear, vacation items, holiday packages, memorabilia and even gift items for loved ones. The holiday niche is a special niche where you need to have a targeted audience to make sales.

If you have gained experience in affiliate marketing, you can consider promoting products in this niche because it is one of the profitable niches in affiliate marketing. Products offered here are usually high end and premium.

 

Conclusion

Success in affiliate marketing is majorly influenced by the niche you focus your promotion activities on. The best niches in affiliate marketing are niches considered to be evergreen and always in demand because of the basic needs of humans.

The best niches for affiliate marketing are focused on wealth, health and male-female relationships. The target market in these niches are very large making them the most profitable niches in affiliate marketing as far as making money is concerned.

Additionally, baby care, tech gadget and holiday niche are also profitable niches to focus your affiliate marketing efforts on. If you are just starting out as an affiliate marketer, you can focus on the first 3 and as you gain confidence and experience you can expand further.

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5 Things To Avoid in Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing remains one of the easiest online business models you can consider if you are just starting out. You don’t need to create any products as your only task is just to promote them and when you make a sale, you earn commissions. However, there are things to avoid in affiliate marketing and you will learn them in this post so you won’t make the same avoidable mistakes.

The prospect of making money online even without having a product is quite fascinating and this is exactly what affiliate marketing is about. Simply promote products to a target audience and once there is a sale, you earn commissions.

If you are into affiliate marketing or hope to go into affiliate marketing in future then you need to read this:

– Poor Marketing Habit

As an affiliate marketer, you earn money when there is a sale. No sale, no money and no income for you. Therefore it is important you learn the basics of selling before going into affiliate marketer.

You don’t just need to throw your product at the audience urging them to buy. You have to make them want it. How do you make them want it?

By explaining the problems it solves and how it can bring relief to people who have this problem. Remember that your target audience are actually the ones who have this problem so you have to make them see that they ought to have your product.

It is important that you list out the benefits of having the product including all incentives related to it. Generally, the juicier, the better, so make it clear for them to understand what they will be getting.

In addition to these, you need to build a relationship with your target audience before pitching your products at them. To do this correctly, you need to offer value to them either through content marketing or giving away freebies which they can find useful. They more you do this, the more they will be more likely to try out the products you pitch at them without reluctance.

If you can market this way, you would have succeeded in learning one of the 5 things to avoid in affiliate marketing.

 

Going for Too Many Products at Once

The worst decision you can make as an affiliate marketer whether you are just starting out or you have been in the field for awhile is to promote too many products at the same time. For one, it is easy to lose focus when you are juggling several product promotions at the same time.

Secondly, you won’t be able to devote the proper resources and energy into mastering the promotion of one product before moving to the other. The ideal thing to do is to go for one or two products, promote them, learn from the experience, improve and promote again.

As proficiency in affiliate marketing is gained, you can then move to increase the number of products you promoted. In fact, when you must have built a sizable email list, you can begin pitching different product offers to your subscribers.

 

READ: How to Start Affiliate Marketing Using Email Lists

Choosing the Wrong Niche or Product to Promote

For you to succeed in affiliate marketing, you need to choose a niche that interests you. A niche you can put in effort to get results from. It’s not really about how juicy the commissions are. If you lack interest in the niche, it will reflect in your marketing efforts over time.

Choosing the wrong niche is one of the 5 things to avoid in affiliate marketing. If you love weight loss and dieting, then by all means, focus on weight loss and dieting products.

Similarly, it is important you choose the right products to promote. You wouldn’t want to go for a product nobody wants. The way to avoid this situation is by going for products that are top selling on the platform.

It doesn’t matter if the commissions are low because the product will usually have an up-sell offer that will compensate for the initial low price. Your product of choice should have excellent reviews from people who have tried it out. Also check how engaging the sales page is before making a decision.

 

Poor Quality Content

A key factor that might determine whether your affiliate marketing efforts will pan out or not lies on the type of content that you push out. Your content has to be engaging and offer value. There are several ways to offer content – it could be email copies, website content, free offers, video content etc. In all, it is supposed to offer value to your audience.

Content  that has something interesting, fun or helpful will connect more with your audience and improve your Know, Like and Trust factor. If you can offer quality content on a regular basis, you are more likely to turn your audience into eager partners willing to trust your word to try out different products.

Also check what your competitors are doing in the affiliate marketing industry so you can tailor your content properly. Poor quality content is one of the 5 things to avoid in affiliate marketing. If you get your content right, then you are bound to experience improved affiliate campaigns.

 

Poor Website and Landing Page Design

The structure and layout of your landing page or website is important to your affiliate marketing campaign. You need a site or landing page that does its job well. It has to properly display your product or products, clearly highlighting its features and uses to the maximum.

Of course, you don’t have to be a professional website designer to have a beautiful and responsive website. You can use the beautiful templates of a theme or page builder to design your page.

Alternatively, engage the services of a web page designer on Upwork or Fiverr to set up your landing page to be fast, responsive and uncluttered. A busy looking website user interface will not convert traffic properly. Nobody wants to struggle with a slow, cluttered landing page that is difficult to navigate.

If you need better conversions on your website or landing page, then you need to get this right.

 

Not Carrying Out Research and Analysis              

For best results, you need to do a certain level of research and analysis on the products you plan to promote. You need to know how they are performing and how good they actually are before going for them. Checking if the product will fit your customers needs is also important before doing any promotions.

Research on the details of those who have bought the products in the past what made them buy. For instance, If it’s a diabetes product then the buyer most likely is a diabetes patient or knows someone suffering from diabetes.

Additionally, you might need to get analytic tools that will help you track and monitor traffic and buyer demographic in your affiliate campaign.

 

Collecting Emails

As an affiliate marketer who means business, you simply can’t ignore collecting emails. Having an email list makes your affiliate marketing effort simple because you have a database of prospects whom you can market from time to time.

In fact, if you are just starting out in affiliate marketing, it is advisable to start with marketing to targeted email lists from solo ad vendors. You can follow this link to get registered on Udimi – https://udimi.com/a/msfxk. You will need a landing page or website with an email opt-in feature to collect emails.

Not collecting emails is one of things to avoid in affiliate marketing and it is almost a taboo not to do so. To collect emails from the start, you will need to have something of value you are offering in return on your opt-in form in exchange for the emails.

Fortunately, there are several email marketing platforms that are affiliate friendly and will fit your email collection effort. Getresponse offers a free 1 month plan that allows you to have up to 1000 subscribers.

For optin forms, you can get a form building plugin like Convertplug, Icegram or Thrivearchitect to get this done.

READ: Best Tools for Affiliate Marketing

Conclusion

Affiliate marketing remains one of the easy ways of making money online for newbies. If you are just starting out in online business, you can consider it as one of the best options to go for. There are a lot of materials online that will guide you on the right path without much difficulty.

A major part of your success will depend on how well you implement the proven strategies you come across. As you gain experience and learn from mistakes, your marketing and earning ability will improve and income will become more consistent.

I hope you found this write-up useful and will implement it. If you have questions, kindly comment below.

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7 Best Tools for Affiliate Marketing

If you are interested in succeeding as an affiliate marketer, these are some of the best tools for Affiliate marketing success. You have probably heard about or tried affiliate marketing if you have been in the internet marketing space for awhile and if this is so then read on.

Affiliate marketing remains one of the most scalable online business models. Also, if you are just starting out, it is one of the options to consider along with Freelancing.

READ: Freelancing Websites You Can Join Today To Earn Money

You don’t need to create any product, the products are already available and all you need is just to promote to make sales. As an affiliate you are paid commissions for each sale made and the more your sales, the higher your commission earning.

As easy as it sounds, you need to learn the tricks and acquire the tools of the trade before going in. I will be discussing in more details some of the best tools for affiliate marketing. Even if you are just starting out, if you have these tools and the right knowledge, you are more likely to succeed.

With these tools, you will stand a better chance to earn a solid consistent income over time. Read on below to learn how you can deploy them to full, optimal use.

 

Affiliate Platform

For you to start your affiliate marketing career, the first step is to register with an affiliate merchant of your choice. Of course, you will need to have chosen on a niche or category of product you will like to focus on.

Your affiliate platform provides you with the needed affiliate product links for your marketing. Each affiliate product has a unique link for it that you use in your promotion campaigns. There are different affiliate programs out there to join like Warrior Plus, JV Zoo, Amazon etc

Account registrations are free and you can select as many products as you want to promote. Generally, it is always advisable to go for products that are selling well. You also have to focus on a particular niche at a time.

When you focus on a niche, you build a dependable subscriber base of customers over time. In addition, you would have learnt the market dynamics by this time rather than when moving wherever the wind blows.

 

READ: Check Out Affiliate Marketing Platforms You Can Register On Today to Earn Money

Website

A website is one of the best tools for affiliate marketing as it serves as a platform for you to drive targeted buyer traffic to your affiliate products. Before you can have a website set up for affiliate marketing, you need to pick a domain name and hosting for the website.

Your domain name should be a name relevant to what your website will offer. Let’s say you plan to sell or promote baby wears. If you can use a name related to or connects well with baby wears then you have increased your chances of success even better.

To get a premium domain name, you can check out some of these best domain registrars like Hostgator, Namecheap, Godaddy, Bluehost etc. Each of these registrars offer different price options on how long you want to keep the domain name. The choice remains entirely up to you.

Once you have a domain name, you need to get it hosted so it can start showing on the internet. To do this, you need a web hosting account. Most domain name registrars also offer web hosting services so you can easily get a web hosting services as well from providers like Digital Ocean, Blue Host, Host Gator, Godaddy etc

Next, your website needs to be set up or designed. I will advice you go for WordPress CMS (content management system). WordPress is easy to install and set up once you know the basics.

You will need a premium affiliate marketing theme to set up your website and display your products. If you are proficient in web designing, you can set it up yourself but if no, head over to Upwork or Fiverr to get a freelance web designer to give you the best web design.

 

Paid Ad Account

One of the best tools for affiliate marketing that you can hope to have is a means of paid ad traffic. Most paid ad marketing means are highly targeted once you set them up correctly. An example is Facebook and Instagram ads which are known to be quite effective for driving optimized traffic to offers.

If you are not planning to use SEO or buy ad emails from solo ad vendors who sell their emails, then using Facebook to drive leads to your offers is the way to go. To make this work for you, you will need a level of knowledge and expertise on using paid advertising through Facebook ads.

You can use the Ad Espresso tool to make your ad creation and management effort easier for best results. With this tool you will be able to check and test ad variants, test different audiences and segments and observe activity to lower your cost and maximize your ROI.

 

READ: How To Start Affiliate Marketing Using Email Lists

Email Traffic Account for Solo Ads

With an email traffic account, you will be able to buy solo ads from vendors who provide emails from their huge email lists for sale. These vendors have a large database of targeted emails which they sell from the solo ad or email traffic platform.

All you need to do is to register an account with the platform and check around for sellers who have emails for your niche. Also check their reviews from past buyers to have a fair idea of how their service is.

Solo ad vendor websites you can get signed up on include Udimi and Clickonomy. There are different price plans and each plan has a number of emails available to be sent to your offers.

Usually when you will buy 100 emails for around $50, 150 emails for $70 and so on. This is one of the best tools for affiliate marketing success.

 

Email Marketing Account

You need an email marketing account to help you retrieve and store email leads gotten from your traffic activity. With your email accounts, you will be able to send content marketing emails to your subscribers to promote your products to them.

The best email marketing platforms for affiliate marketing are Getresponse, Mautic, Clickfunnels, Kyvio etc. You can count on their ease of use and deliverability for handling your affiliate emailing without attracting penalties.

Avoid MailChimp and Mailerlite at all costs. Either of these two won’t hesitate to block your email marketing account when it suits them.

Your email marketing account will come in handy for setting up your automations to drive autoresponder emails bearing your affiliate product links to your subscribers. The autoresponder feature of email marketing is actually the beauty of it, almost plug and play.

Once you have set them up for the duration you want, your subscribers will get emails from you on the schedule you have chosen. An email marketing account is a key tool in affiliate marketing if you are serious about making money.

 

Thirsty Affiliate Plugin

This WordPress plugin is an amazing website plugin that allows you embed affiliate ad banners anywhere you like on your website. It is very easy to use and a must-have for every affiliate marketer.

If  you have an affiliate website or have plans of setting up one, then you need the Thirsty Affiliate plugin to make your work easy for you.

 

Landing Page Builder

If you prefer not to go the website route as an affiliate marketer, you can set up a landing page for your affiliate products. When you have this ready, then your traffic can be directed at it with the hope of making sales so you can earn commissions.

There are many landing page builders you can integrate into your campaigns for best results in affiliate marketing. Thrive Architect, LeadPages, Instabuilder, WPProfit builder, Origin builder, OptimizePress and Clickfunnels are some of the best landing page builders you can use to create your sales pages to drive offers to.

After setting up your landing page, it needs to be integrated with your email marketing account. This integration will help push your page visitors who subscribed for your offer into your email list for further marketing using your autoresponder email series.

 

Conclusion

Finally, this isn’t an exhaustive guide on the best tools for affiliate marketing. It serves to show the necessary tools needed to get started and if used to the optimum will yield the commissions you need in your affiliate promotions.

As you experiment and get hands-on experience in affiliate marketing, your use of these tools will improve. As it stands, the affiliate marketing industry is a billion dollar one and it is getting more competitive than ever.

If you hope to get started, the time is now and not tomorrow. So what do you think about these best tools for affiliate marketing? How have they worked for you?

Let us know in the comment section.

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How To Start Affiliate Marketing Using Email Lists

Many people are intrigued by the idea of making money online. I will admit that it sounds really cool but unfortunately, only a few people ever really do in comparison to the number that initially show interest. One of the easiest online business models you will ever come across is Affiliate Marketing and in this post you will learn how to start affiliate marketing using email lists.

This is not to say that there are no other online business models because there are. However, to me Affiliate Marketing trumps them all in terms of ease for newbies.

There are no products to create, little financial investment required and all you need to do is to learn how the system works and get to work.

Affiliate marketing simply refers to a form of marketing where you promote a merchant’s product to a target market to make a sale. You earn a commission for each product you sell and the commission is a percentage of the price of the product.

There are several Affiliate Merchants available in the market and you can decide to start affiliate marketing with any one of them to earn good passive income. Some of these affiliate merchants include Amazon, JVZoo, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Warrior Plus etc.

In addition, different digital product creators have affiliate programs where they offer commissions to users who introduce more people to their products as affiliate markets.

All you need to do is to sign up for an account with them, then you are legible to get your affiliate product link.

Companies like Siteground, Payoneer, Hostgator, Fiverr, Sendy, Semrush, etc all have affiliate programs which an affiliate marketers can promte to earn amazing commissions.

Next, you will need  to post their ad banner on your website with an effective call-to-action persuading your website visitors to make a buying decision. Getting your unique affiliate product link is the first step to start affiliating marketing.

You need to understand that before you can start affiliate marketing, there are different channels through which  one can promote affiliate offers. You can start affiliate marketing promotion using paid ads, SEO websites, referral marketing and email marketing.

For the purpose of this blog post, the focus is on how to start affiliate marketing using an email list.

Using an email list for affiliate marketing means sending targeted emails to your affiliate links through after getting these emails via an email vendor (also called a solo ad vendor).

The fact is there are several tools you need to put in place to start affiliate marketing effectively. You need to see this as a business and take it seriously so you can see good results.

Below is a step by step guide on starting affiliate marketing using email list:

* Choose a Niche

First off, you need to decide on a niche you have to promote products from. There are tens of niches in each affiliate platform and it’s up to you to decide on what will work best for you.

In my opinion as someone who is experienced in affiliate marketing, I will suggest 3 evergreen niches to focus your attention on when choosing products to promote.

They are Health, Make money online digital products, and Relationship. These 3 niches are further sub-divided into smaller niches that have products that solve problems in them.

You can then head over to an affiliate marketing platform of your choice to get registered. Clickbank, JVZoo, WarriorPlus are some the popular affiliate platforms to register on to start affiliate marketing.

* Select a Product

Choosing a product is the next step in the affiliate marketing start-up process. You need to choose a product that is hot and currently in-demand. From your dashboard, you will be able to see which products are being promoted by other affiliates.

Knowing this will help you to follow up accordingly. It is important that you choose products with good reviews, clearly-understood sales pages and good commission percentage. Any product with a commission percentage of around 50% upwards is good enough.

Once you have chosen your products, you will need to get their affiliate product links

 

* Create a Sales Funnel

Here is what actually happens in affiliate marketing using an email list. You get your product link, create a landing page or squeeze page using information from the affiliate product’s sales page then send this to your solo ad vendor of choice.

The solo ad vendor sends his or her targeted email traffic to your custom sales page or landing page.

Your landing page will have to contain a valuable but free lead magnet prompting your landing page visitors to sign up into your list to have access to it.

When they do, you would have gotten your own subscribers, then with the help of your email marketing tools like Getresponse or Aweber. You can start mailing them daily offer valuable newsletters and nudging them to check out your affiliate product link.

NOTE: Your newsletter scheduling should be properly done and your content should be really good information they really need to have. As your build a relationship with them, they will be more inclined to check out your affiliate product link.

To design your sales funnel, you will need to have a website (preferably WordPress). The page builder plugin on your website is needed to setup the funnel steps before integrating with an email marketing system like Getresponse, Aweber or Mailchimp.

Your sales or landing page should be simple and contain compelling elements. You can get components from the affiliate products main sales page. Use an attractive lead magnet or freebie in combination with a strong Call-to-Action text.

 

PRO TIP: You can use the Getresponse native landing page builder to set up your first sales affiliate sales funnel or page. It is already integrated with their mailing system so you don’t need to do anything further once you have followed the prompts.

In addition, Getresponse offers a 30-days trial period to check out their product after which you will have to start paying to continue.

READ: Getresponse and MailChimp, which is a better email marketing tool.

* Set Up Your Email Marketing

After setting up you sales funnel, you need to integrate it with an email marketing system. The truth is that if you plan to start affiliate marketing using email lists, you need to have the tools of the trade ready.

Your email marketing system will collect email signups from your landing page visitors sent from your solo ad vendor’s email traffic. Integrating your email marketing tool to your sales page is quite easy.

All you need to do is to go to your page builder on your WordPress website dashboard, move to settings and choose Integrations.

Move over to where you need to paste a code from an email marketing system and paste an API code from your email marketing account.

Every email marketing account has this API code for integration, you can check your profile, account settings or general settings to grab it.

Once you do, go over to your page builder settings and input it and save it.  Automatically, your page builder on WordPress gets synchronized with your email marketing system.

Once you have a signup, you will get them saved on a list on your email marketing account.

READ: Why You Should Start Affiliate Marketing Today!

* Register on an Email Ad Network

For you to make a sale, you will need to send targeted traffic to your affiliate product links. Remember we are promoting our products using an email list.

Where do you get highly targeted email lists?

An email ad network provides buyers with vendors who offer thousands of emails for sale. You can register and buy according to their pricing plan.

Two popular email ad platforms are Udimi and Clickonomy, you will need to register and add a means of payment for your ad, usually Paypal to get started.

The email pricing plans usually features 100 emails for about $39 – $70 depending on your vendor of choice. You will need to choose a vendor with good reviews but moderate pricing, something around the region of say, $50.

When selecting a solo ad vendor (another name for email vendors), you need to choose emails coming from your niche of choice. Ignoring this and making a purchase could prove costly if you end up sending emails from a weight loss niche to relationship product affiliate link.

After selecting an email vendor and giving them your sales or landing page link (NOT THE AFFILIATE PRODUCT LINK, mind you).

Your page will starting getting hits from email traffic from the vendor up to the tune of the 100 emails you bought.

You can actually buy more if you want.

Definitely, some of these emails owners being shown your page will sign up with you to get your free offer.

When they do this, you would have gotten your own subscribers to nurture and market.

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* Nurture your subscribers and promote your affiliate products

By now you would have gotten some signups and the next thing to do is to nurture them first before promoting your affiliate products to them.

You nurture them by connecting with them and offering valuable content they will find useful through content marketing. You can send them content related to the product you want to sell. It could be tips and guides or engaging stories that are relevant to your niche.

At the end of each newsletter content, you can add your affiliate product link. You need to encourage them to have a look at the offer and  they can find it useful.

This is where the actual email marketing takes place. Your email copy has to be good to push them to check the affiliate link and buy that product.

You could set a plan to send them emails daily for 7 days or 14 days, depending on how you feel. The best way to go about this is by making your emails less pushy. It has to appear like you are trying to help them and not just selling something.

Your emailing could be in this pattern, Day1 – Day4, you send them valuable mails with your affiliate product link. Day 5 and Day 6 you take a break…..then Day 7, you hit them hard twice.

One email early in the day and another at night.

This is the best way to kick start affiliate marketing using an email list and if you get this right then, it won’t be long before you make your first sale and subsequently, other sales as well.

So that’s basically how you can start affiliate marketing using an email list. I hope you found it useful too.

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Why Affiliate Marketing Remains the Easiest Online Business You Can Start

There are a thousand and one online businesses out there but only a handful can be easily set up with little or no prior training.

Affiliate marketing is one of such online businesses that require a small amount of cash investment to start.  It involves promoting a product to a prospective targeted audience and when they make purchase, you earn commissions for each sale completed.

There are several other reasons why you should start affiliate marketing.

Start-up capital is low, you don’t need to create any product, you can do it at your convenience, you can determine how much you are likely to earn by how much effort put in. Now, the next question is how does one get started and what is needed.

Basically, you sign up with an affiliate marketing platform, there are several of them out there like and you can click on anyone of them to get started right away:

Some of them don’t allow registrations from Nigeria like Clickbank while many do. So simply pick one of your choice, register and as an affiliate (a product promoter and seller), you are not creating any product, remember.

Registration is usually free, ensure Nigeria is listed among eligible countries. Use your real details and after signing up go to their payment settings to set up how you will receive your earnings.

You can receive earnings online either through Paypal or a Payoneer card, this is dependent on the affiliate platform chosen.

To get a Paypal account, it has to be registered and verified outside Nigeria because Paypal account registered here have limitations and restrictions.

Click here to open a PayPal account quickly.

You can get someone outside the country to get one registered and verified for you, preferably US or UK.

On the other hand, a Payoneer account and card can be registered and received here in Nigeria.

Click here to open a Payoneer account for receiving payments anywhere in the world.

Simply log on to, www.payoneer.com, register and fill in your details correctly including your home address.

It is advisable to use the closest NIPOST address close to your residence and include your number on this address. When the card gets to NIPOST, they will call you through that number to inform you.

Okay, let’s continue….now, you have registered under an affiliate program of your choice, and probably updated your payment method as well.

Please note that getting your payment method (paypal or payoneer) first before registering is the best way to go about this because after registration you will need to add one to continue.

Now you have an account with an affiliate program and a payment method, next is to pick a niche you will focus on.

A niche is a specific category and in this case, a specific category of products to promote. You could choose money making niche, men’s health niche, weight loss for women niche, sexual health niche, relationship niche.

These niches are evergreen because from now till the end of time, people will always seek for solutions to their problems in this niche. Products here usually sell better than products from other niches.

Pick a niche, check out the available products and pick one or two to promote. You will need the affiliate product link to promote this product by sending them to your targeted audience.

This used to be the way most affiliate marketers promote their affiliate links but it isn’t the most effective.

To get the best out of affiliate marketing, you have to send targeted traffic interested in what you are selling to your affiliate link and hope that they will buy.

But that’s not all, how do you get this targeted traffic.

You need some basic tools like an auto-responder (Getresponse, Aweber) which manages emails and automates the sending process, you will need a landing page builder (for creating landing/optin/squeeze pages for collecting emails e.g Instabuilder, Instapage, Leadpages)

You could get them through joining related groups on Facebook or forums and discussion boards where you can add value through posting useful content and subsequently you can post your squeeze page link to collect emails of those interested in the value you add.

Once you have built a sizable list, you can start employing the power of email marketing by sending them newsletters bearing useful information about a problem your affiliate product can solve.

These mails could bear your affiliate links or you can finally introduce your product in your last mails to them.

This method is the free one but if you are willing to go and grow fast too, you could get a targeted email list and traffic using Solo ads.

Click HERE to register an account on a solo ad network.

Solo ads providers have already grown email lists in your niche and all you need do is contact the seller with your landing page or squeeze page link (a sign up page used for collecting emails) which they will send their traffic to.

Interested persons who sign up on your offer will have their mails received on your auto-responder.

Normally, you are supposed to have messages about this product set up on your auto-responder so that once sign ups come from the solo ads traffic, the auto-responder starts sending scheduled messages to them.

It seems like quite a process but really it isn’t once you understand the system. As long as the solo ads traffic fits your product specification and your email marketing is done right, sales would definitely come….in time.

It’s not really an instant affair but once you master the basics, it will become more of a set up and watch the money come in.

For each sale concluded, you earn a commission and it’s advisable to go for products that pay at least 50% commission and above.

Affiliate marketing done correctly is a sure source of making income without spending much on the project.

You only need the necessary tools and proper guideline to make it work for you.

Quite a number of people have made serious money through affiliate marketing and you can too.

Want to get registered?

Visit any of the links above to get started immediately or click HERE to choose an affiliate network of your choice.

Interested in Affiliate Marketing? Check Out These 5 Platforms

Affiliate Marketing still remains one of the easiest online income models to go into. Low capital needed but has a realizable potential for huge income. As soon as you register under an affiliate platform, pick a product to promote then find a favorable means of promotion to send traffic to your affiliate products.

You earn commission on each sale of the products;the more you sell, the more you earn. I have compiled a list of wonderful affiliate platforms you can join today and start promoting their products to earn good commissions.

Check out these 5 best affiliate marketing platforms you can join today.

CLICKBANK

This is probably one of the most popular affiliate platforms in existence. Clickbank is a secured and very rewarding platform where affiliates can make good commissions selling their products. One of their many advantages is that their marketplace offers a wide variety of products from almost any niche you can think of. Their payment system is through Paypal which is awesome.

The only disadvantage is with Clickbank is that they don’t allow registrations from Nigeria for reasons best known to them. However, there are other great affiliate platforms to join still.

To join Clickbank, click HERE and get registered quickly.

JV ZOO
Another amazing affiliate platform that rewards affiliates very well.JV Zoo is mostly focused on make money online products and softwares though they also have products from other niches as well. They have a well-planned support system and last time I checked, they allow registrations from Nigeria. The registration process is quite easy too.

You can get registered right away and start promoting amazing products without any hitches. Click HERE to get registered on JV ZOO.

MAX BOUNTY

Max Bounty combines affiliate marketing and CPA marketing and intending afiliates are usually confirmed through a phone interview before complete registration. The process isn’t as tedious as it sounds though not as simple as that of JV Zoo.
Commissions are great here as well and product range is quite diverse. Nigerians can easily register on this platform.

WARRIOR PLUS

Warrior Plus is a very rewarding affiliate marketing platform and has an easy registration process like JV Zoo. Payment of commissions is by Paypal and they have a wide range of products available for promotion. WarriorPlus is an amazing platform offering wonderful products. The registration process is easy and user-friendly.

You can get registered right away by visiting this link HERE.

SELLHEALTH

One of the best affiliate platforms solely focused on the health niche especially sexual health and anti-aging products. They have an amazing registration process and offer very juicy commissions. Registration process might require sending a mail to an admin to manually confirm your registration if there is a delay. They offer so many different health products and payment is through Paypal as well.

Would you love to promote products from Sellhealth? Click HERE now!

So there you have it. These 5 affiliate marketing platforms are top-notch and if you choose to go with any one or several of them, you will get quality support and partnership.