Affiliate Marketing is one of the most valuable skills an internet marketer can learn. Affiliate marketing is pretty simple; the basic idea is to drive web traffic to a product or service and when that person purchases the product you make a commission, usually 50% of the sales price.
Traditionally, affiliate marketing was done in 2 steps. Marketers would implement a traffic strategy and drive traffic directly to an affiliate offer or clickbank product. Well this is the old way of doing affiliate marketing. The proper way to do affiliate marketing is to send traffic to a squeeze or capture page to first get your prospects to opt in into your email campaign. The advantage of doing this allows you to build a subscriber list of individuals that are interested in the niche that you are promoting. Once you have the person on your list, you want to build a relationship with them by giving away valuable information, then soft selling or recommending an affiliate product.
In order to get someone to optin into your capture page you will have to give something away of value. Most marketers will use a free report or video showing or teaching their prospects something of value. Be sure that the information that you give away for free is truly valuable. A good way to determine that is if you honestly feel the information is valuable then, others will to.
So when it comes to affiliate marketing, anyone can start doing this and generating a nice monthly income. Here are the steps again:
1. Drive traffic to a squeeze
2. Offer a free report or video, enticing prospects to optin
3. Building a relationship with your prospects by giving away more valuable content
4. Recommend products or services that will be of benefits to your list that you have just built
To receive good content to give away, you can purchase cheap reports and articles at www.easyplr.com or http://www.master-resale-rights.com. These are both great websites in which you can rebrand content and use to build a list and make affiliate commissions. The most popular products to sale on the backend of your sales funnel would be products from http://www.clickbank.com.
For newbies just getting started with affiliate marketing, I would suggest using http://www.automatedaffiliateprograms.com. This is an affiliate marketing program that does the entire marketing platform for you. I hope you enjoyed this video and I wish you success with affiliate marketing. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on my channel.
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