Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Rebecca
in Lifestyle
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If you’re a beginner with affiliate marketing, this post is going to become your new Bible. Not only am I going to teach you the basics of affiliate marketing, but we’ll also dive into some real examples from professional affiliate marketers who are making thousands or even millions of dollars per year. In other words… Want to make a few extra bucks on the side without doing much? I got you covered. Or maybe you’re wondering how to become an affiliate marketer and quit your day job? You’ll find this useful too. Let’s jump in.

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If you’ve been listening to us for long, you’ve learned that bloggers make money by building an audience that trusts them, and then offering products or services that will genuinely help that audience. Affiliate marketing is really just a quicker way to offer products and services without creating them yourself. For bloggers, that means you find a product or service that you like, promote it to your readers, and earn part of the profit on each sale that you make. Simple idea, right?

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Why Should You Learn Affiliate Marketing? Here are three compelling reasons: You can monetize your blog sooner than you would if you created your own products from scratch. You can learn what types of products your audience is clamoring for, reducing the risk of any future product launch of your own. You can get your readers used to the idea of buying from you — and increase their level of trust (as long as you pick the right products and services to sell). All pretty significant advantages to you as a growing blogger. But that’s not all. There are additional benefits to affiliate marketing as well: It’s easy to implement. You share a link with your readers and that’s it. You don’t have to worry about tracking sales, providing customer service, setting up payments, or anything else. All that support is handled by the merchant. It doesn’t require you to have a support team in place. Affiliate marketing is completely doable even if you’re a one-person show.

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It doesn’t require specialized expertise. You don’t have to be a world-renowned expert in your niche. You only need to be familiar enough with your topic area to know what products are good and worth recommending to your audience. It’s low-effort and low-risk. While affiliate marketing isn’t exactly passive income, it doesn’t require a significant time or money investment on your part. Sounds pretty good in theory, right? Let’s see if affiliate marketing is right for you. Back to Top Is Affiliate Marketing Easy? Affiliate income can look pretty attractive, but you need to have a few things in place first if you want to succeed. For instance, don’t jump into the deep end if you’re still figuring out how to start a blog. Instead, make sure that: You’re producing regular content on your blog. You have to give a lot of free value to your readers to build your credibility before you start asking for sales. You have an email list with at least 500 subscribers. If you can attract and keep 500+ subscribers engaged around your topic, you have a foundation with earning potential.

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