Online affiliate marketing simply means you make money when you successfully promote the product of another company; it’s that simple. In order to make it worth your while, though, you must have a killer website. Here’s how you do that:
Choose Your Niche
Especially if this is your first go at affiliate marketing, it’s best to choose a niche you’re highly familiar with. That way, researching, writing and recommending will require less effort and you’ll also have a voice of true authority if your niche is your passion.
Study, Study, Study!
Research your chosen niche from every angle, it order to present yourself as an undeniable expert. Find out which problems related to your niche are the most daunting to users, then develop practical solutions you can feature on your site. You’ll also need to learn which keywords people use most often related to your niche and you can easily do that with online tools, many of which are free of cost.
Put An Attractive, Functional Site Together
Start with a practical domain name that immediately identifies your niche and is easy enough to remember. Keep readers and search engines in mind as you build: You want a site with great eye-appeal, but also one Google and Bing can categorize and list properly. Building a website isn’t too excruciating, if you utilize tools designed to make the process easier for people who aren’t professional coders. Experiment, alter the layout, test your site on multiple devices and platforms and you should end up with something that looks exciting, enticing and really works under any circumstances.
Many affiliates will inspect your site prior to authorizing you to represent them, thus, it’s imperative that your site is professional, honest and functional.
Post Nothing But High-Quality, Relevant Content
The content of your online affiliate marketing site is the meat and potatoes, the bread and butter, the holy grail of your affiliate success. The engaging content you post should solve problems and inspire people. Use every post to foster relationships and trust, because this information is what will convince people to buy from your affiliate links. Include a lot of posts specifically targeted to your readers that doesn’t contain sales copy or affiliate links – just information to make them laugh, solve problems, relate to you or otherwise want to remember how to find your website again.
Learn The Basics Of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Whether you like it or not, many factors contribute to the success of any website and you must become well-versed in all of them. SEO helps push your site higher in search results, making it one of the most fundamental elements of your affiliate success. Make your site shine with on-page SEO, strategizing content and keywords, header tags, meta descriptions and more. Off-page SEO requires your due diligence as well, because the sites pointing to your pages are of very importance to search engines. Network with other relevant sites that have rank power and ask for a link exchange. The more authority you have linking to you, the wiser and more appealing you are to Google and that means higher results in the search engine results.
Climb The Ranks Of Social Media
To keep the revenue flowing with affiliate marketing, you must be constantly drawing attention to your website. Social media is invaluable in accomplishing this, which means you’ve got to become very prominent on the different platforms. Set up accounts using terms and titles relevant to your affiliate niche and start collecting friends, likes, re-pins and so on; use sales and other promotions, such as contests and give-aways, to get people talking about you. Repeat this process every so often to keep your site fresh in the memories of readers and to keep your affiliate site higher in rank.
The popular term “passive income” generally only applies after you’ve done a lot of work, so don’t expect this to be easy. Once you’re established as a trusted go-to source in your niche, though, your killer website should become a great source of revenue.
Originally posted 2016-02-27 20:51:32.