Affiliate Marketing For Beginners: 5 Steps to Success

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Every business progresses due to its marketing strategy. Marketing serves as one of the potent factors in the development of any company, product, or organization. Affiliate marketing is one of the marketing tools to promote the product or any business.

Affiliate marketing is defined as the partnership with a company to promote their product or business on different platforms. In affiliate marketing, a person works as an affiliate with a company or a network.

The network with which a person works as an affiliate is called an affiliate network. The company with which the partnership is done provides a link or code to promote the product. Inreturn, a person gets a reward from the company in the form of a commission.

The amount of commission depends on the number of people who use the link or code to buy the product. This entire procedure seems quite simple, but it takes a significant amount of time to promote a particular product.

One of the amazing benefits of affiliate marketing is a person can collaborate with multiple companies to promote their products.

It is not mandatory to get attached to a single company. In this way, a person receives a commission from different companies for promoting their product.

1. Working of Affiliate Marketing:

The base of affiliate marketing is the promotion of a particular product. Once the person gets in contact with the affiliate network, the company provides a unique link or code to promote.

The job of the person is to share the link or code on leading marketing platforms so that maximum people get to know about the product and make a purchase. When people click on the link or enter the provided code and make a purchase, a person gets the commission.

Sometimes it happens that people do click on the link but do not make a purchase, so there is no need to worry in this case because when a person clicks on the link, the cookie gets saved. If a person purchases before the cookie gets expired, a person does get a commission for that purchase.

2. Steps to get success in Affiliate Marketing:

Many people want to step into affiliate marketing, but there are specific steps that need to be followed in order to get success in this form of marketing. Here we shall mention a few of the steps by following which you can progress significantly.

3. Platform:

When you decide to do affiliate marketing, it is necessary to choose a marketing platform along so that you can promote the product or services successfully. There are many social media platforms that serve best as a marketing platform.

You can choose any of the platforms based on your choice. Research suggests that YouTube and blog are the best marketing platforms for affiliate marketing. You can choose any of these or even both platforms in order to promote the product.

It is recommended to learn the effective strategies to run a blog or youtube channel. If you are opting blog as a marketing platform then high traffic to your website is needed. In order to get maximum traffic to your site, you need to develop quality content.

Content must be optimized using search engine optimization. In this way, you can add affiliate hyperlinks to your blog content.

On the other hand, if you have chosen YouTube as a marketing platform the make a youtube channel and upload quality videos in order to get maximum followers. Also you must optimize the video content so that you can get a high ranking on YouTube.

4. Affiliate network:

The most crucial step in affiliate marketing is to find a credible and authentic affiliate network. It is recommended to do thorough research to find the best affiliate network. There are different modes of affiliate networks. For instance, if you want to create a network of affiliate marketing in Singapore, you first need market research in Singapore to understand the dynamics of the market.

There are affiliate networks that offer high commission but making sales is quite difficult. While there are some affiliate networks that do not offer high commission but making sales is quite easy.

Also, there is another category that offers high commission and making sales in also easy. So choose wisely among the different affiliate networks. If you are a beginner, it is recommended to choose a low commission affiliate with high sales tendency.

By choosing this category, you will be having maximum sales at the end along with a wider experience of sales.

5. Niche:

There are several products and services that you can choose to promote. You may have endless options. It is recommended to define your niche so that you can have an organized and specific mindset.

Also, it is been observed that when you choose a particular niche, it promotes your chance of success. Choosing a niche has multiple advantages including particular audience and no competition.

It is recommended to choose a niche that you find most attractive and comfortable to talk about. In order to get success in affiliate marketing, you must be passionate about the product that you are promoting.

For that, you need to have a belief on product. In this way, you shall be able to create the content that is relevant to the product and is optimized.

Author bio.


Sheikh Adil is a keynote speaker on social media strategy, LinkedIn marketing & social media marketing trainer, MediaHicon digital marketing author, and  MediaHicon SEO consultant for global organizations.