In this article, we will cover how you can make money online with affiliate marketing. If it is done properly, affiliate marketing really works. We will be doing this using an online service called ShareASale.
If you haven’t heard about ShareASale before, this is a good marketplace to find unique products to promote. It’s really easy to start with them, just go to their official website www.shareasale.com/. To sign up really quickly just click on the button below, and see how to proceed step by step.
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How to Find Good Programs to Promote
ShareASale has a lot of high-quality products to promote.
After you have created your account to start searching for products to promote, go to Merchants then click Search For Merchant.
The first way is to search by category.
Let’s say that you are interested in the Business niche, and want to see what are ShareASale offers. It’s just one click to the category, and some excellent products will show up.
With FreshBooks for example $5 per lead, $55 per sale, and $157 EPS. EPS stands for earnings per click. Doesn’t mean that you will always earn $157 per click, but means that according to the statistic, each click is worth around $157. The secret here is sending the right traffic to the product.
And if you already know the product that you want to promote, use the search option.
In most cases, you won’t find this kind of offer and flexibility on ClickBank and other markets.
After you have decided on the product, the next this is to join the program. For this, you can again take a quick look at my other article. After, that you will access the banners, can create your custom links, and more.
Making a Free or Low-Cost Website
Well, before we start with the promotion campaigns, it’s important to make some content and provide some value about the product, also you can’t go and promote your affiliate link directly. This is not allowed, and your account will get banned. That’s why you need a landing page to redirect your traffic into it from any social media or YouTube.
In the case you want to build a website from scratch, I wouldn’t recommend going for a free platform. Because don’t really worth it, these are just subdomains in others sites, don’t have customer support and, are very limited in speed, uptime, bandwidth, and more. But, in case you want to try out some of them anyway, you go for wordpress.com, medium.com, wix.com, or weebly.com these are the best ones.
Some other good places where you can host your site with very good prices are Bluehost, SiteGround, or Hostinger where can get started for only $1 a month. Check out my tutorial on how to get your website ready in only a few minutes.
After you have created the content with the banners, the links on it, the next thing is sending traffic to it. You can you free traffic, paid traffic, or even both. The good thing about free traffic is obviously that you don’t pay for it, but the downside is that it will take a lot more time and work into it.
Facebook Campaign | Paid Traffic Method
First, you need to get to Facebook ads, and you can do this either via the direct link facebook.com/ads or by clicking “Manage Ads” in the drop-down menu on your account.
On the Campaigns page click “Create” then on the pop-up page choose “Traffic” then continue.
Choose a name for your campaign, then at the Ad Set you will add other important data like your daily budget, starting date, region, age (at least 20+), genders, and detailed targeting.
Detailed targeting is the most important factor here because on the interest you pick here, Facebook is going to target the people which have that interest or a similar one. Every time you pick an interest check the Audience Definition, and if the numbers are slow, you can hit suggestions and add more interest.
Select the Facebook page product or if you don’t have it, you can make one really quick. Scroll down to Add Creativity and ad Media. Go to the stock photos and type the niche that you are promoting to find something that fits in.
Type your primary text and add your Website URL. This will be the link to the page where your content is. Then click publish and you are done.
Free Traffic Method
Even though there are many methods to get free traffic, the one that I will cover here is using forums.
Make a simple search on Google or you can even use Twitter and Facebook groups which are really great. Join some good forums or groups and start to be active. Do some questions, or answer some. JUST DON’T SPAM YOUR LINK! The way you promote your product is indirect. Like, you came across this article (your article) and you are not sure so asking what they think about it.
In my opinion, ShareASale is really a good marketplace. There are many niches and many good offers that you can find only here.
Choosing the traffic method depends on what you have most, time or money. If you don’t have time, but have some money to put in then, the paid methods are good and if done right, and you get your money back really fast. In case you have more time than money, then have to put some more work into it, being more active, and in the long term, it will start and generate your passive income.
If you want to learn more methods to bring traffic to your landing page, make sure you check my other article about ShareASale by pressing the button below.