In order to own a business online, you have to have a perfect site that can attract visitors.
In this post I am going to show you the steps how to make money with affiliate marketing from anywhere in the world and live a life you have always dreamt of. If you follow these steps, you will be a successful owner.
Choose a niche and a target audience.
It means that if you do not have an idea yet, in what business you want to take part in, start thinking about your daily life, hobbies, free time.
Is there any topic that you want to have more knowledge of?
What is it that you would do in your free time?
Think about it, and all the materials that anyone would need if he also wanted to start that very same activity. Also, what brand type would you recommend and not recommend?
You can also start making notes on these ideas.
Who would be interested in your topic? Students? Retired people? Businessmen?
One thing that you can be sure of: you can give advice and sell anything, all you have to do is to find your target audience.
If you do not have an idea yet, do not worry, you can get thousands more at Wealthy Affiliate’s training after a free registration. And you are also taught how to find your target audience.
2. Make your website
Choose a domain name, preferably with .com, .org, or .net ending because these are the ones that Google prefers the most. You can check here if your choice is available, and if not you get tips and variations from similar ideas.
If you want to have a completey free site, then you can make it with a SiteRubix.com subdomain here:
At the very beginning, it does not really matter how your website looks like. The main thing is on starting to create content. Once you a few articles, your chosen theme will look entirely different as without your posts. For this same reason, do not spend more than a few minutes checking all the available themes, do so when you have set up the menus and articles with everything else that is taught at Wealthy Affiliate.
I have also created all my sites here, at Wealthy Affiliate and I have not experienced any of the problems that I had heard of so much before. E.g. my sites never stop working even for a second, they are super fast, I have all the plugins that I want and so on and there is a completely free version even for a life-long term.
Each and every online website that wants to grow and earn revenue has to have a website of its own (not only an FB page, they are not designed for bigger income and growth). You also need to have full access to this website.
Once you have your niche and a website, you can start writing your first articles. Your first aim is to write posts that are related to your niche and get used to writing. You will see that it goes faster and faster as you go on with your posts.
I spent at first about 2 weeks with writing a post, today it is about a day and it does not mean that I write all day. It depends on the actual topic that I make my post of and how much research I have to make.
There are templates available at Wealthy Affiliate to show you how a properly written article should look like and how a general structure looks like. Obviously, it is just a template, so you can make your templates and completely different articles as well.
Try creating content that helps people: compare two or more products/service, write an honest opinion. The most important rule: be honest. If someone notices that you are not honest, then sooner or later more and more people will see it, they will not come back to your site and you lose potential customers, and it can also be very bad for your Google ranking.
One more thing: never copy someone else’s work. Search engines notice it immediately and you will be punished by a very bad ranking (even if your site appears in the results).
4. Pictures and colors, readability
Add pictures, make it colorful. People tend to read context that has visuals. They make your articles more understandable and entertaining.
Other aspects to keep in mind: if your letters are small, fewer people can read, and even fewer people take the effort to read as it can be tiring.
Grammar and spelling: texts with incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation are awful and not professional at all. People will not trust your site or advertisements if you cannot write properly. You do not have to be a native speaker, Wealthy Affiliate has an application that also checks all these features for you. Check your texts by registering here for free.
Make paragraphs. It is much easier to read a text that is divided by pictures and has several paragraphs instead of a long one. You will have much more readers.
The aim is to have a lot of traffic on your site. The more you have, the more chances you have for even more customers.
If you manage to get a good amount of traffic, Google and other search engines will also like your web page: your ranking will become better and better – and you have more and more chance to earn a lot of money.
Some ideas on how you can have more traffic on your site:
- quality content
- Google ranking first page
- paid traffic
If you are not familiar with any (or all) of it, or do not really know how to do exactly, you can master it in the Wealthy Affiliate course with many other strategies. Everything is taught step by step and you can easily follow all the instructions.
6. Affiliate Programs
Find affiliate programs that match your products/services. There are companies where you can join straight away, while others decide if you can join them.
Also, some want you to join through their web page (e.g. Amazon, eBay), others are organized by a company, who represent hundreds or even thousands of brands.
Other Ways to earn money online with your website:
- Selling products with your affiliate links: affiliate marketing strategies.
- You can advertise your own products.
- You can sell your web page.
- Google AdSense (allowing advertisements on your site)
These are just some ideas, but you can get more in this training at Wealthy Affiliate.
+ 1. Do NOT try it alone!
First I tried to make all this knowledge from different courses offered by a great variety of companies. I could not really move forward, as I was an almost total newbie, I had no idea in what order I should attend these courses so that they can work on my site. My other problem was, that they are not designed to build on each other’s courses so I could also miss important steps.
My conclusion was that there is no other training where you can learn literally everything from the very beginning and that you can also stay and master in further courses for no additional fee.
So, some of my main reasons why you should not do your site alone:
- You might lose your motivation too soon, as there is very little success and it is much more difficult to overcome your difficulties without personal support.
- You do not get tips and ideas what and how things work.
- You waste too much time to try out different apps and courses – mostly also without much success.
- Too much scam sites: do you know what you should avoid?
The reason why I started to study and work at Wealthy Affiliate is that it is completely free to join here. There is nothing to lose and it has a very strong and international background.
I also want other people to get to know of this opportunity so after or hopefully before all the scams, they can have a real chance as well.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below or send me a message.