This is Abhijith Nair and I hope the video was helpful. Let me explain it briefly here…
WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?
In simple words – If you promote someone else’s product in exchange for a commission, that means you were an affiliate for that product and the whole process from promoting the product to making a sale to getting a commission is Affiliate Marketing.
Lots of creators or producers are not good promoters and that’s where people like us i.e. affiliate marketers come in. They give us a cut or percentage as a commission when we make a sale of their product(s).
WHO DOES AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Everyone does it!
Don’t believe me?
Oprah Winfrey, Casey Neistat, Pewdipie and many more… Everone does affiliate marketing. Many of you know of Oprah’s Book Club and when you get them, she gets a cut of that. She makes money while recommending great books that actually help people. Making money while helping people is awesome and that’s why Affiliate Marketing is awesome too. 😉
WHY SHOULD YOU DO AFFILIATE MARKETING?
It’s a win-win for everyone who takes part in it.
It’s a win for you as you earn money helping people and solving their problems, win for the creator/producer who doesn’t know how to market his product the right way, win for the customers who purchase the product as they get valuable information that solves their problems.
HOW TO START AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Here I am going to show you how to start affiliate marketing.
I don’t want you to head over to an affiliate marketplace and then select random products and promote them just for the sake of money.
Remember this, you are building a business here and for that, you need to build an audience who knows you, who respects you and who listens to you. I’ll talk about building an audience in a bit.
You need to GIVE CONTENT and not just pitch to your people. Nobody likes that. If you have an email list and you are not making any money, then this might be the reason. You should build a reputation with your list upfront giving some value before recommending them any products.
By giving value, I don’t mean giving everything for free. Don’t do that!
Don’t condition your subscribers that it’s all free. It’s not a negative thing to sell products you believe in. You have a moral obligation to get it in the hands of as many people as possible if it can help them!
BUILDING AN AUDIENCE
To build an audience, you need people coming to your content so that you can capture them using an opt-in form. An Opt-in form is a simple form where you capture your visitor’s email address so that you can contact them later using an autoresponder service. These words might be daunting to you but they are quite simple and easy to use.
I just explained briefly about affiliate marketing. If you want to learn it, then I recommend a challenge that I am personally going through. It’s just $1 to enter and watch the available videos there. If you want to know more about it – you can check “The Challenge” section here.
If you want to check it out directly, click here.
I hope this helped you and if you have any questions or doubts, just comment them below.