Guest Post by Imran Ali
This short article is for the beginners who want to know that what is affiliate marketing and how to earn money from affiliate marketing. Let us start by defining the term “Affiliate Marketing”.
It is a simple concept. In affiliate marketing you are actually trying to sell the products of others. For every sale made by your reference, you will be getting a percentage of sales as your sales commission. There are many online stores and shops where people are selling their products. If you can refer the interested people to their websites, you will be earning a good amount of money every month.
Now let us discuss that how can you start this online business and what are the initial requirements. Although affiliate marketing can be done without having a website, but it is recommended to get a website as this makes the work easier. Before making your website, you should select a niche or topic of the website. It is recommended that you should choose the topic of your interest. For example, if you are a student of medical sciences then you should choose some common disease as a topic of your website. Let’s say you have a good knowledge about acne and acne treatments. Then you should make a website about different methods of acne treatment.
Write 5-10 initial posts about acne and acne treatment on your website. After that you should keep on adding the articles on your website after few days. Two articles per week is OK for your new website. After your website is ready, you need to add the links of products for selling. There are many websites from where you can get the products link to sell products online. The most famous website is Amazon. I recommend you to start your affiliate marketing work with Amazon.
You can register free on Amazon. After registration, search the site and select some top selling products that match with the topic of your website. As your website is about acne, then you should select the top acne products for promotion. Get the links, banners and Ads of these products with your Affiliate ID embedded in the link. Now add these links, banners, images and other Ads on your website pages. Thats it, your website is now ready to sell the products.
But you are still missing a most important thing, the traffic. You need to attract people to your website who are interested to know about acne and acne treatment. For this purpose you need to promote and advertise your website. You should join the discussion groups and participate in the discussions and leave the link of your website in your signature area. You can also write short articles and submit to article directories with your website link in the Author’s area. In this way your website popularity will be increasing with the passage of time and you will start getting some visitors on your website. Some of these visitors will click on your affiliate links and will buy some products. For each sale, you will get your profit.
Imran Ali writes about how to earn online money methods in his blog, http://www.earnbywriting.com.