What is Affiliate Marketing?
In a nutshell affiliate marketing is one of the most powerful tools on the online business. You get paid to connect the buyer to the seller, essentially acting like a promoter of a product or company.
In an example let’s say this customer is searching for a new photograph camera, with all the options out there, the customer is not sure which one to buy.
The customer does a search on google and finds your website, where you wrote a review/blog about the latest cameras and which one you recommend.
On your website you will have links that will send the customer to companies that you are affiliated with, like amazon, Walmart, Ebay, target and so on.
When the customer makes the purchase using your link, you will get paid a commission, between 1-75% of every sale.
Think about it, your earnings can be unlimited, there is no cap on commissions. The best part about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to carry any product, you don’t have to worry about shipping and handling, returns, refunds and all those headaches associated with an e-commerce business.
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Hello and welcome to Smart Start Affiliate, I have been an affiliate marketer for over 15 years now, I have built and own some amazing companies over the years and currently I own two very successful companies. I am very excited about Smart Start Affiliate because with it I am able to help people quit their jobs and live the lifestyle they dream and deserve. I love helping people to get started with affiliate marketing and make their ideas and dreams into reality. All the vast experience in many different sectors of the market has helped me develop important and essential skills to be able to be successful. I have compiled my experience, skills and years of knowledge in an easy to understand and follow material that can help anyone to get started and be successful even if you have never done any affiliate marketing before. I value knowledge and so should you. The more you know the better you become and that is especially true when you are an affiliate marketer. Just having a great idea most of the time is not enough to be successful, it’s important that you have other set of skills to help you turn your idea into and actual business and I can sure help you with that. The kind of strategies and resources we offer here is going to help you not only understand what it takes to build your dream into a successful affiliate marketing business but also how to avoid common mistakes that can derail your dreams. It’s a pleasure to have you here so let’s get started!
AFFILIATE MARKETING ESSENTIALS
Affiliate marketing is a powerful resource, it can definitely make you lots of money, but to do so you will need some of essential skills and knowledge anyone should acquire before they go into an online business. A successful plan starts with this. These are the essentials you should know so you have a better chance to achieve your goals.
A marketing strategy is a business’s overall game plan for reaching people and turning them into customers of the product or service that your business provides or is affiliated.
Have access to other successful affiliate marketers that can complement your goals and help you execute your plan to success faster and secure.
Learn how to maximize your affiliate marketing business capabilities so you can have your business working for you and making you money while you sleep.
Learn how to read the market tendencies and what is the next big thing, it will help you be very successful by taping the market with the right products or services in most demand.
Road To Success
MUST HAVE AFFILIATED MARKETING TOOLS
Website Builder & Hosting
Your website will be the path that will lead to your success, I will show you how you can build your very own WordPress website in minutes with just a few simple clicks and no coding is required. Trust me, until this day I still don’t know a single code.
Affiliate Marketing Training & Community
As a beginner, you definitely need proper guidance and training in order to succeed and make money online. You will have all the training and support needed to be successful. Our community have over 1 million like minded people, some of them making millions with affiliate marketing every year, feel free to say hi or ask any question, we are always there to help.
Keyword Research Tool
Learn how to research the right keywords so people can find your website with the search engines like google, yahoo and Bing. Stand out from the competition. I will show you how to have access to this tool for FREE.
Affiliate networks are the main platforms for you to find relevant affiliate products to promote on your website. They are all free to join, find them on the resources page.
Google Analytics allows you to track all the useful information and statistics regarding your website. It helps you to understand how your website is performing by analyzing the users’ behavior and activities on your website.
Google Search Console
Previously known as Google Webmaster Tool, is a platform that helps Google to understand your website. Google needs to understand your website first before they can index and rank your pages at the suitable places and rankings.
Step-by-Step Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners
Get all the tools and resources you will ever need to build your affiliate marketing business. I will show all the strategies and tools I have personally used to build and grow my online businesses.
Best of all, it is FREE. No credit card needed. All you will need is to follow the training and you will start making money in no time.
I will show you how to:
Choose Your Niche
A niche is a specific market you want to go into. A niche is also a group of people who will be interested in the things you promote. This niche will determine the topic of your website and the affiliate products you’re going to sell.
A good way to choose your niche is to think about your passion or hobby. You should already have some knowledge and experience in that area. Also, you have the passion to work on that area. Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re an “expert” in your niche. Believe it or not, you can make money anyway.
The funny thing is that some experts don’t even know how to leverage their knowledge and make a fortune. In affiliate marketing, your main focus is to learn the “marketing” aspect. As long as you know how to market your product to your target audience effectively, you can make money even if you’re not an expert in that area.
Craft out a Plan
Just like doing anything else, you need to have a plan. For affiliate marketing, the 2 major things you need to plan are your TIME and STRATEGY. Most of us all started doing affiliate marketing part-time so you need to have a good time management between your “active income work” and your new business.
It’s best that you can spend at least 2 to 4 hours per day. As for your strategy, my recommendation is content marketing, which means you’ll need to create content consistently. So, you need to plan how many posts you’re going to write per week, things like that. Once you get started, you’ll have a better understanding of what to prepare and what to plan.
Build a Website or Landing Page
Next, this is a really exciting step because you’re going to have your own website set up which will be your ATM in time to come. Building a website or a landing page is extremely easy today, thanks to the technology we have. That’s why you do not need to understand a single line of code to build a website.
In fact, there are many marketers online who don’t know anything about coding or programming (myself included). Today, with the help of tools like SiteRubix, anyone can build a website within minutes, literally.
Affiliate Products Research
This is the step where you want to find affiliate products that are not just profitable but relevant to your niche.
You can’t promote any product you like because that’s not going to work. Relevancy is the key to conversion!
The more relevant your offer is to your niche, the higher the chance people will buy from you.
This is the time when you would like to look at pages like Amazon Best Seller list. (This is NOT for shopping! It’s for research! LOL)
Drive Targeted Traffic (Visitors)
After you’ve got your affiliate product in place, you need to drive traffic to your landing page or your product review page where you have your affiliate links.
There are a lot of way to generate traffic. I wouldn’t go deep here. But the two major ways are free traffic and paid traffic.
Basically, free traffic is the visitors who come to your website from Google search while paid traffic is visitors come to your website through your paid advertisements.
The last step in the process is definitely to make money!
As long as you have an irresistible offer and a highly target traffic, they will convert and you’ll make money.
All in all, the process behind affiliate marketing can be broken down into 4 main stages that I will show you in details at RESOURCES page.
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For me, Weliton is…
An inspiration, my motivation, the go-to person for my doubts & queries related to my online business, a mentor, coach, down to earth person, a great man, and of course… My friend!
Weliton is one of the few up-and-coming successful marketers very generous in sharing his personal strategies on affiliate marketing.
He is quickly becoming a role model for young entrepreneurs who aspire to achieve affiliate marketing success by building an online business capable of generating passive income streams.