How to Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

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Hey guys so in this video i’m, showing you the best way to start affiliate marketing today from scratch. With little to no money, i’ve, been able to generate over 10 000 per month in affiliate income just using these strategies.

We’ll, go through all the different ways that you can drive traffic to your platform, the best niches to be in as well as the best paying affiliate networks and platforms out there so make sure to watch all the way through because i’m, going to show you step by step, how you can start building your own affiliate marketing business.

The first step is to get your audience and a lot of people think like hey. I don’t have a big audience right now. There’s no way, i can actually get started in affiliate marketing. Well, the truth is that almost everyone actually has an audience and if you think about it, you have your own facebook right.

If you have a facebook, that means you have x amount of friends on there and you are allowed to post on your timeline and when you do that, other people can see what you post. So this is in itself a form of affiliate marketing.

You might also have like a personal website, an instagram, a tick tock, a youtube channel, anything where you have followers or an audience. This is going to make it possible for you to actually start affiliate marketing.

The second step of starting your own affiliate marketing business is to find an affiliate network or platform. So what is an affiliate network? Well, it’s, basically a platform that has a bunch of different companies and brands on it, and once you join that affiliate network, you can actually apply to all these brands and companies in one spot and then on that website you can track all Your stats, you can see your referrals and it just makes it a lot easier than you know, going out there and joining multiple different affiliate programs and just sort of losing track of all of them.

So i will say that for beginners, this is the first thing you have to do in order to get your affiliate marketing business set up and, like i said before, anyone can start doing this. You don’t have to be a famous influencer.

You don’t have to have like 100 000 followers on instagram. As long as you have some type of audience, you can start today, and you know i’m, not saying that you’re, going to be extremely successful with a small audience.

You probably won’t, but the key to any business is just getting started. Learning as you do it and then building your audience creatively. So there are tons of different affiliate networks and platforms out there.

Some of them include amazon, associates. Commission junction partner stack and impact radius. Now i’m, not going to talk about all these in detail in this video, but i will go more in depth with amazon associates because that’s, one that literally anyone can start right now, as well as partner stack, which is Another network that i find extremely extremely good so right now let’s.

Talk about amazon associates. This is the one platform that you guys can literally just sign up for today and start doing right now. Amazon is not the best paying affiliate marketing uh network out there.

It’s. The most beginner friendly platform that you guys can join today and literally anyone can share products that are available on amazon.com to buy and have their audience purchase them right. Like everyone can make content that relates to products available on amazon and you know be able to get a commission out of that.

So the program itself is called amazon associates and if you just google it, you can see it’s. The first link that shows up so we’re gonna click on that and just check out what this is so right off the bat we can see that amazon associates it’s, one of the largest affiliate marketing programs in the World and it’s very easy to sign up you guys, you guys can literally after watching this video sign up today, literally anyone can join, and so there is really no requirement for like how many uh viewers you have, how many people see your Blog or anything like that, and what this program allows you to do is if you have any products that you use yourself or that you recommend you can put your own customized affiliate links in the descriptions of your videos or post it on your facebook wall or Just send it out to your email list.

Whatever audience it is, you have, you can send out these links that are tracked to your account. So, whenever someone clicks on that link and sees the product that you have a link to and then they purchase it, you will get a small commission based on the product type, and you know the specific industry of that product and the really cool thing is that Even if you let’s, say link to a rice cooker or like a computer, and they click on that link, but they end up purchasing something else.

You will still get a commission for that other product, so here we can see there’s more frequently asked questions. So if you guys are like ever interested in this program, definitely check out the website.

There’s, a ton of information on here that you guys will find helpful, but let’s say we want to start signing up. Basically, i think everyone has an amazon account, so you just click sign up uh. You use your existing account and yeah.

The silent process is quite easy. They’ll. Ask for what your platforms are like what you want to do with the program, but everyone gets approved. The only thing i will say is that you have to have a certain amount of people actually buy your products within a certain time frame.

So if you don’t, let’s, say get three sales in the first six months. I think that’s, what it is, but don’t quote me on that. Then they won’t, actually activate your account and you have to start over again but really three sales in six months.

Not that hard. So now we’re in my own amazon associates dashboard. You can kind of see what it looks like, but here in the product linking section. This is where you actually find the products you want to put on your website or wherever it is, and and have people click on the link.

Let’s say i want to get people to check out rich dad poor dad, which is one of my favorite books, definitely recommend checking this out. If you haven ‘ T already totally will shift your mindset about money, and you know everything like that.

So i looked up rich, dad, poor, dad and here is gonna, be all the products that match that search criteria. So i’ll click get link here. You can click that or you can click here and it’s, going to give you the link that you can just copy and paste.

So what i normally don’t use is the super long one. You know it just takes up way too much space, so i will use the shortened url, just click that – and this is what you can copy and paste you can also click get link and that’s, going to give you some more advanced options That you can do, for example, you can do text in the image you can change.

Like the background. Color title color price color, all that stuff, you can make it text only. You can also make it image only so yeah a lot of different ways. You can start promoting amazon products, let’s.

Also try looking up, let’s, say a macbook pro, because these types of products give you some pretty hefty commissions. You know because it is percentage based and if you have like three percent of a thousand dollars, two thousand dollars, that can be a pretty sizable commission.

So yeah right here we have new apple macbook, pro 16-inch, so that’s going to be 2149 and i don’t know what the exact commission is on laptops, but that’s going to be, i think, at least, Like sixty dollars, so really this is the most versatile of affiliate programs.

I think, because you can literally find any type of product out there and it’s. Probably gonna relate to your niche and you know make sense for you to promote and, like i said before, the product that they end up, buying doesn ‘

T necessarily have to be the one that you actually link to if they click on your link to a macbook pro, but they buy a different computer or they buy energy drinks or they buy like a water filter. You still get a commission on those products, so the next affiliate network that i think is really great that anyone can join, and i think this is actually where most of my revenue comes through is partner.

Stack, yeah, partner stack is an awesome platform. They have so many different companies available in their network that you can partner with, and i just think that the interface is extremely good. They have great commissions, and you know the companies that they have in their network.

They’re, all very reliable. They’re. All companies that people actually want to use, which you will see is very important and you have the payouts with partner stack. You just connect it with your stripe account and then that’s very easily transferred into your bank.

Account so now i’m in my partner stack dashboard. I’m, not going to show you guys my actual home, page or stats, because i think that is confidential information. But now i’m in the marketplace and yeah.

This is where you can find all the different companies and brands that you could potentially um be an affiliate with. So let’s. Go through this list. You can just see that there are tons and tons of different big name brands.

I know that bench right here is a really good one, that a lot of people promote and 200 for every paid referral that’s, really good. Let’s. Keep going down this list! You can just see that there are all different types of affiliates in this marketplace and that’s.

What really makes an affiliate network like this, so good. It takes out so much leg, work in actually going out directly and finding all these affiliate programs. You just get all of them in one centralized place, which makes it a lot easier.

So sometimes i’ll. Just go through these lists and see hey is there? Are there any companies that i could potentially work with, that might be congruent with my types of content that i’m making right now and if there are, then i’ll join the program or apply for the program um and just Start being an affiliate for that company, so i just recommend you guys if you want to start affiliate marketing join an affiliate network like this.

It’s just going to make everything a lot easier. So now we’ve gone through amazon associates and partner stack, just two really great affiliate platforms that i recommend you guys to join. There are some other ones.

I also recommend, like commission, junction and impact radius. Those are also very good, very similar to partner stack, and i will say you guys: don’t have to join an affiliate network, even though i definitely recommend it.

You can also reach out and sign up directly with companies that have their own affiliate programs. For example, when we were looking through partner stacks um affiliates, you saw that there was bench dot, co right.

They paid 200 per referral. Well, they also have their own direct affiliate program that you can access on their website. So you could, if you wanted to just sign up directly with bench and do it that way, but going back to these direct affiliate programs with companies, some really good ones are, for example, bluehost.

I know they pay about like 65 dollars per referral, teachable and thinkific and kajabi are all great. These are online course platforms that pay out, i think about 25 30 percent. There’s cabbage, which does uh personal loans.

There’s weeble for stocks there’s; m1 finance for stocks and there’s, also real estate express for uh real estate courses. So let’s just dive into two of these direct affiliate programs. Uh. Let’s start off with teachable, which i think is a great great program.

So here we’re on the teachable affiliate website and basically this you know all these websites. They just give you a good introduction of what the program is. What their terms are and how much they pay, so you can see that with teachable yeah they say that they’re, one of the best affiliate programs in the industry.

I don’t doubt that and they currently pay out 30 commissions with a 90-day cookie. What that means is that, if someone clicks on your link – but you know they don’t – make the purchase right away. They’ll.

Actually track that for 90 days, so let ‘ S say that two months later they’re. Like hey. I want to actually sign up for teachable. If they go ahead and sign up for teachable, then you still will get that 30.

Commission. Another really good thing about this affiliate is that it has recurring revenue so for these monthly plans, people are paying them every single month and for a program like teachable. Well, they’re, going to give you 30 of the revenue that they get for the lifetime of that client.

So you can easily see just how much money you could potentially make by getting a lot of these affiliates, getting people to click on them and actually sign up and just making a lot of recurring revenue like that.

I know before i started with affiliate marketing. I was like you know there’s, no way that people are making that much money, just referring people to different products or services. Well, the truth of the matter is that there is so much scalability with this like.

If you have a big audience – and you get a lot of clicks on your links, then there’s, no chance that your conversion rate is so low that you don’t make any money you’re gonna. Have a pretty good conversion rate, especially if you’re, making targeted content, which we’ll talk about more later, and in doing so you get a lot of this passive income that just keeps coming in every single month.

Okay, let’s, also check out bluehost’s. Affiliate program, which i know is very popular for people that do content about personal branding or building websites like bluehost, is one of the biggest website hosters in the world, so the conversion for them is actually extremely extremely good.

So if we look at the website uh, we can see that they pay 65 for each qualified sign up, which is very good. Their branding is on point and i think almost everyone that wants to make a website already knows about them.

So if they’re clicking on your link and they’re, seeing bluehost and there’s like a good deal or something there is a pretty good chance that they will actually sign up. So we can see that they are free to join literally.

Anyone can, you know, join the program and that’s, why i recommend bluehost it’s, one that you guys literally joined today after watching this video, they track all your stuff. There’s, a dedicated team to help you out and yeah according to their website.

They paid out over five million dollars in commissions in the last year, so that’s. That’s, a lot of money. You guys now will say that i haven’t made any money with bluehost, but that is also because i haven’t put their link in any of my videos yet, but yeah.

Definitely one that i might recommend you guys to use, especially if you make content about anything that relates to building websites all right. So now let’s, talk about what types of products sell the best and what types of products will actually make you.

The most amount of money, services and courses, anything that doesn’t really have a physical product will offer the best commission plans. I mean it makes a lot of sense right like when you have a lot of overhead.

When you have a lot of fixed product costs. You you just can’t really offer affiliates that big of a commission. However, when you have let’s, say a course that sells for 500 and each copy of that course literally costs you, you know zero dollars extra, then you can afford to pay affiliates a lot of money, and i know that a lot of courses They will pay affiliates up to like 50, 60, even 70 commissions.

One thing that really separates the people that make not too much money from affiliate marketing and those that make a lot of money from affiliate marketing is the types of products and brands that they work with.

You absolutely just have to find the high paying programs, because in any industry there are affiliate programs which aren’t good, and there are affiliate programs which are really good. So once you find those high paying affiliate programs and you pair that with making really valuable and targeted content, that is when you can really scale your affiliate marketing business and make over six figures per year.

Now let’s. Talk about what niches are good to get into, and i will say that any niche with money is probably going to be a better fit for you if your goal with affiliate marketing is to make money. The reason for this is one because the average sale is a lot higher and, since commissions are almost always based on a flat fee that is directly correlated with the sales price or a percentage.

You will make more money for each sale so think about you. Have one person that makes let’s say a website about teddy bears and they have uh affiliate links to different teddy bears on the website versus someone that has a website about.

Let’s, say camera equipment right. These things cost thousands and thousands of dollars and when they put affiliate links to these types of products, they’re, going to get a lot more commission income than the person that you know is making content about teddy bears.

So that’s, why niches like online education technology? You know camera video, investing all that stuff with lots of money in them, those pay extremely well. However, i will say that you can make a lot of money literally in any niche.

As long as you have enough volume, i just want to say that it is probably and likely a lot easier to make more money in a high paying niche. So if you don’t have niche yet definitely consider that when choosing what type of content you want to make so, like i mentioned before, amazon associates, you can’t make too much money.

I think that is my lowest paying affiliate network that i am part of. However, you can definitely get smart with it and make more money. You know i just haven ‘ T really prioritized that, because i have other affiliates that i think pay me a lot better, but amazon is definitely one that literally anyone can make content about and place those links in it and have it make sense.

So if you want to be successful on amazon associates, i recommend pitching expensive products that generate between fifty dollars to a hundred dollars per sale. It’s much better than pitching products like books that cost you know like eight dollars and then you make let’s, say 20 cents from the sale all right.

The next really important step for affiliate marketing is being able to make the right type of content there’s. One key word that i just want you guys all to really remember and anytime you’re. Making content literally have this word at the front of your mind, so that word is value and value is something that any content creator should just really strive to give.

If you’re, not giving value, then there’s, not a chance that anyone is going to really want to share your content. Watch your content and be engaged with your content. I think a lot of content creators start out making a lot of personal content about their lives.

But in my experience i think most people, just don’t care about your personal life until you become a pretty big name, so that’s, why? I recommend just starting out and making searchable evergreen content that people can get a lot of value on, and this can come in many different ways.

So on youtube. What i like to do is i make these evergreen videos that people can search and find about how to do something or top five something the best part about this is that when you’re helping people out, but two, the viewers on that video Are extremely targeted right? They clicked on that video to learn about one specific thing and when you have a targeted audience like that, it makes it a lot easier for you to actually take advantage of affiliate links, place them in the descriptions of your videos and get conversions.

My guideline is: if you’re, just starting out with youtube or you’re, just starting out making content how-to content is the best thing to start with, because that way you automatically have to give value right.

If you’re telling someone how to do something, you’re, giving them some type of value and oftentimes. When you’re giving value, there is also going to be some type of service that can be connected to it.

So, for example, if i’m making a video about how to start a youtube channel, then amazon associates is going to be one of the perfect types of links to put in my description. When you’re, making youtube videos, you will likely have to buy camera equipment gear.

You know, storage, all that stuff. So literally put in your description. This is the computer i use. This is the light that i use. This is the camera that i use it just flows really well, and i find that the better the affiliate link relates to the type of content, the better it does now.

This doesn’t only work for youtube. It also works for websites which you guys can literally start like right now for 10, the cost of a domain, the best types of websites for affiliate marketing, in my opinion, are product review websites, blog websites that share a lot of information and yeah just any website That offers targeted value.

This is where you can get really creative, because i know a lot of people are already doing stuff like this, but there’s, just so much more untapped market for this that you guys can definitely take advantage of.

So just thinking like right now, i’m facing my kitchen and i see a bunch of pots. You can make a website that reviews different types of stainless steel pots, non-stick pots, all that stuff and put affiliate links to amazon in the actual blog or article itself.

That is the type of website where people on your website. They either found your website uh. Through word of mouth or through google, and they’re actively searching for that stuff, so the chances of them uh, buying a pot that you review and recommend is quite high, and also this works for social media too.

A lot of people don’t realize that they can connect these affiliate links to their social media profiles. What you can do is you, can make something like a link tree or a custom links page and put that link in your profile.

What i’ll do is let’s, say, for example, on my tick tocks, i will pitch a certain product or service, and i’ll tell people to go to my profile and then click on the link there. Now, in that link, that is where you can have a bunch of different affiliate links, and that is where people can actually click on it and go and make the purchase yeah.

You guys just get creative. There are so many different ways that you can add value and then put a link that also helps people out but gets you some type of commission. I will say that once you get your affiliate marketing, um companies and brands, you’re working with set up the next biggest thing is just to really scale your audience and build your audience.

The only way that you can have a really really successful affiliate marketing business is by having a lot of eyes, so that could mean building up your youtube channel. That could mean uh getting more ranking pages for your blog on google.

That could be getting more instagram and ticked off followers, whatever it is just work on. Building that audience and the income you make with affiliate marketing will scale with your audience size so yeah.

Those are the best ways to start getting into affiliate marketing and starting to make money in this amazing amazing industry. You absolutely do not have to be an influencer to start with this, but i will say that starting affiliate marketing is much much different than being successful.

At it, anyone can start, but not a lot of people can get creative enough or build a big enough audience where the income from affiliate marketing is significant. It takes a lot of time, consistency and a lot of creativity in making content, but literally you guys can start today.

I just recommend getting on one of those affiliate networks, finding different products that you could recommend and yeah. If your goal is to make money in affiliate marketing, pick more profitable niches, pick more profitable products and then just continue to make a lot of consistent and targeted uh content.

That gives a lot of value to your audience. This is such a rewarding industry and it’s. Also so passive. You guys, like you, can literally not do anything on some days and just see money. Roll in this is because think about it.

You have a lot of content out there. You’ve invested the time to make helpful content on your blog or on youtube or wherever it is, and people will continue to watch that content for a long time. So you don’t need to be actively making more content to see that money come in it’s, not all glamorous, like not everyone that does affiliate marketing makes six figures a year, but i will tell you guys that the income You can make is a lot lot higher than you think, and if you’re smart with it and you’re consistent with it, it’s.

Definitely an income stream that you guys can start working on today and build into a six or seven figure business, so yeah. Thank you guys so much for watching. You know this whole channel is about finding different ways to make money it doesn’t.

Have to be in a traditional way like a nine-to-five job. It can also be in a lot of non-traditional side hustles. So if you want to see more videos, just like this well first make sure to hit that like button, but also subscribe to my channel for more videos.

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