Starting out in affiliate marketing can be daunting. Creating a blog from scratch is one thing but then the task is to monetize it. That is where it can be hard. However there are some tools that can help you generate an income.
Pick the programs suited to you
Jumping into monetization, you can hit a few hurdles along the way. Be sure to pick an affiliate program that works for you. There are all kinds of big ticket links out there and as tempting as they are, try to find smaller affiliates links.
As a new blogger, you need to build up traffic, build up a professional website to match. The affiliate managers of websites want to see blogs that are more likely to yield a better return. The fact is that blogging can take around 12 months to get the real full effect.
Let’s look at the affiliate programs for beginner affiliate marketers.
This is a heavy weight when it comes to ecommerce. They have branched out into way too many industries to name. If you have a blog about a niche, chances are Amazon stocks items relating to it.
To get onto their program, you need to have an Amazon account. Most of us do, so this is a good start.
Being a global operation, the affiliate program from Amazon is down to the country. But there are many tools that allow you to push the link to the country of the blog visitor.
One of the best tools is AAWP which lets you organise those affiliate links. The country issue is no longer a problem and the visitor will seamlessly go to their corresponding country Amazon website.
This is a personal favourite and full of great affiliates to work with. The industries are vast, but you will be able to find something that will work for you. The great thing about Awin is the usability of the website, you can navigate through all the niches and list them via their acceptance rate.
You can clearly see just like Amazon, how your clicks are doing. With over 8000 vendors, you can be sure to have one business that will sign you up.
The approval rate is something to consider. Much like choosing campaigns, some of the vendors can be choosy on who gets a link. There are however some of them who have a 100% acceptance rate.
When you do ask for permission it is worth having a good initial wording on why you should be considered.
Fiverr is a firm favourite for millions of people. Anything from logo design, web design, translations, virtual assistant, the lists are endless. With a rating system and feedback, it has become a safe place to use.
Blogging and using Fiverr as an affiliate is an effective way of getting attention for your blog. As a blogger you can write about your experiences, the benefits, particular gigs and guides on how to sell gigs. It is a really popular search term and worth considering. Signing up is easy too, plus the referrals can be huge!