If you did your homework, you have looked around the internet to learn about different type of side hustle that you could be interested in. You probably considered many work from home opportunities. Why would you choose affiliate marketing ?Because it is one of the easiest side hustle to make money from.
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Reach to the best
On your journey to become an affiliate marketer, you will want to surround yourself with the best tools the internet has to offer. There are many courses, training, website hosting, autoresponder and affiliate programs to choose from. It can get overwhelming having to figure out what is legit and what is a scam.
Do your research online before you spend money in a course or training. There is a lot of free information on how to get started on the internet. When you do spend money, make sure you verify that there is a free trial period or a money back guaranty.
Take a look at the reviews. Are the clients satisfied with the product. Can you find any complaints with the BBB? It doesn’t take too long to figure out if a company is legit or not. Make sure you double check before buying or investing anything. Some training or products for affiliate marketers can be expensive.
You can read more about training and affiliate marketing gurus here.
You have to take into consideration that you will have to invest some money to get started, even if you are learning from free videos on YouTube. I explain everything here.
How to choose the best affiliate program?
By doing the same things you did to find everything else. First, decide on your niche. Then, you will see what kind of products you will sell. For physical products, such as strollers, books, clothes, you can expect between 3 and 10% commission per sale. For digital products, you can expect up to 90%.
Find products you like in your niche and try to become an affiliate for that product. If you don’t know where to start, you type in Google niche+affiliate program. You will get a list of website to help you decide on a few products to get started with,
Ideally, you try the products yourself. You want to be able to write a review and compare different products in your niche. Remember, your are an entrepreneur. All your business expenses are tax-deductible. You may want to stick to a budget to prevent overspending on trying new products all the time.
The best way is to minimize you initial investment. When you start making money from your website, e-mail lists or ads, then you can invest that money in your business and buy new products, new training, etc. Respect your budget and your priorities. Keep in mind that you are building your affiliate marketing business to succeed.
When choosing an affiliate program, aim for a product you would personally buy. It will be easier to promote it and you will feel like you are helping others providing them with valuable content on your affiliate products. If you are not convinced about a product, you can always write a review talking about why you didn’t like it.
So start your research to find different affiliate programs you would enjoy. Read what they ask for and what they have to offer you. Some companies have very good affiliate support, providing e-mail swipes, pictures, discounts for new customers and even free training on their products. The best programs will also provide you with the demographic, the people targeted, the potential buyers of their products so you won’t have to figure it out all by yourself.
Promote good products and people will come back to you when they need to buy more and they will share with other people how good your business is. You are building a brand. You are building a business. You are building trust with your clients. Take care of them and they will take care of you.
I wrote a post where I show you how to get started with affiliate programs, where to start your research and some search results from 3 platforms. You can check it out here and learn more on how to find affiliate programs
Best of luck.