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How To Make Money with Affiliate Marketing: [In 5 Steps]

In this article you will find out how to make money with affiliate marketing

what is affiliate marketing? 

Affiliate marketing is a form of digital marketing that allows you to earn money from the sale and promotion of companies’ products

how to start earning with affiliate marketing?

to start earning with affiliates you need to choose a product and sign up for the product affiliate program

when choosing make sure you choose products that have an affiliate program because not all companies use affiliations as a method of promotion


can you make money with affiliate marketing without having a site?

Making money with affiliations without a website is possible, several internet celebrities earn through affiliations thanks to social channels or email marketing and influencer marketing campaigns

the website or blog are not necessary to earn with affiliations but the data shows that they favor constant earnings over time

having a website allows you to have a greater online presence and greater credibility

in addition, more and more affiliate programs are asking for a referral website as a condition for accessing the affiliate program

Here is the list of 5 steps to earn with affiliate marketing

  1. Choose a product
  2. Choose the affiliate program
  3. Create the affiliate campaign
  4. Create the campaign content
  5. Determine the type of content

Do the market research

Market research is the process that companies use to collect data and information regarding their customers , prospects and competitors.It is often used to identify marketing opportunities, understand consumer preferences, measure competition and develop marketing strategies.

you can say that market research is the operation of identifying a niche and studying all the elements that can influence its market (competitor, prices, marketing)

well done market research can help you make money with affiliates and grow your business profitably

a market research begins by choosing a topic or market niche in which you have knowledge or are interested in knowing

if you already have in mind the product you want to sell, choose the product market niche

once the market niche has been determined, search the web, forums, pages and social groups for all the information relating to your niche and read what are the most frequent comments, what is said about the niche, what are the pain points and what they are the most important information

the goal is to understand what are the main problems that users of a particular niche have in order to find a solution later

this information will help you understand what your customers think and will allow you to better sell the product by talking about the product with the best communication angle

Here is the list of the best tools for doing market research

  • Keyword planner
  • Ubersuggest
  • Semrush


Choose the product

the first step is to determine the product to sponsor

the precautions to be taken to make this decision are different, for example the reference niche, the values ​​of a brand

the product must be in reference with the market niche where it operates, it is also important to take into account that promoting a product means associating one’s image and brand with that particular product

knowledge of the product is very important at this stage, the franchisee generally promotes products that he knows well and uses on a regular basis

this makes it easier to talk about the positives than the negatives and thus makes the testimony more sincere

the best products to earn with affiliate are:

  • info products 
  • online courses
  • trading products
  • Sport bets
  • Amazon products

Choose the affiliate program

the second step is the choice of the affiliate program

in general, each product has its own affiliate program that allows you to follow and track the sales of affiliates

the most popular affiliate program is Amazon associates which is Amazon’s affiliate marketing program

which allows you to sell and receive commissions on the sale of all products in the Amazon catalog

Ebay also has an affiliate program similar to Amazon ‘s

as a general rule, products that are not featured in Amazon ‘s affiliate program have their own affiliate program

usually it can be found on the website in the page dealing with the affiliate program

What is an Affiliate Program?

Affiliate programs are commercial agreements between publishers and advertisers that define the terms of a commercial partnership, manage the tracking of purchases made by the advertiser and define the amount that the publisher must pay to the advertiser

What are the best affiliate programs?

the best affiliate programs are:

  • Amazon Associates
  • Ebay Affiliate
  • Aliexpress
  • Builderall
  • Getresponse
  • Semrush
  • Themeisle
  • Fiverr
  • Siteground
  • Shein
  • Udemy
  • Clickbank
  • Booking
  • Expedia
  • Awin
  • Twitch Affiliate

Create an affiliate campaign

the third step to earn with affiliates is to create the promotion campaign and creating a campaign means deciding what kind of traffic to go to

there are two types of traffic :

  • organic traffic
  • paid traffic

organic traffic is the most valuable traffic for companies, because it costs nothing and the quality of customers it brings is very high

organic traffic is achieved with SEO and search engine optimization

paid traffic is obtained by paying for advertising on the internet, both on search engines and on social networks

Create campaign content

the contents of the campaign depend on the type of affiliate campaign you have chosen

content for organic campaigns is different from content for paid campaigns

as regards the contents of organic campaigns, the main means used to promote products are blogs

creating a blog and using a content marketing strategy thanks to SEO is an effective method of promoting yourself 

in blogs bloggers share their thoughts, passions and experiences on certain topics and this allows you to create an audience around a topic

the contents for paid campaigns are instead contents that, thanks to the payment of advertising spaces, are displayed more on the web and on social networks

the fact of paying for the positioning of these contents implies an expense of money on the part of the affiliates, a cost that must be recovered with the effectiveness of the contents

this type of content is used by experienced marketers and requires more advanced  skills

more advanced web analytics techniques are used to decrease the coasts of the countryside

one of the most popular tools is the A / B test

A/B test , or split test , is the operation of testing two versions of the same marketing campaign for a given project

one version is called the control version (or control variant) while the second version is called the experiment version (or experiment variant)

once the test has been launched and the final data collected, this test gives us the result of the most effective version, both in terms of performance and therefore of conversion and at an economic level

Determine the type of content

there are different types of content and each has its own characteristic and specificity 

there are 4 types of content to sell with affiliates:

  • the direct approach
  • the recommendation approach
  • the convenience approach

the direct approach

the direct approach is to speak directly about a product (or products) in your article

the contents that use this strategy are those where we find titles such as: “the best product for ..”

this type of content aims to advise users on the best product for a certain category 

the recommendation approach

the recommendation approach aims to recommend a product that you use regularly to your audience

Reviews are content that uses the recommendation approach

this approach works on trust and therefore is very effective if readers trust the blogger or the brand

the convenience approach

the approach for convenience consists in giving the public a series of tools and objects useful for carrying out an activity, 

this approach is widely used for DIY projects

presenting a content with a list of all the accessories that a user needs and putting them on an article with the different information makes the reader’s job easier

How do you get started with affiliate marketing?

to start doing affiliate marketing you need to sign up for an affiliate program, choose the product you want to promote and insert the affiliate link in your content

cookies will track the purchases made through your personal link

access to the affiliate program entitles you to promotional tools, banners and links that can be used on your website or blog to promote your products

commissions are received every time a user clicks on a banner or link on your website or blog

What are Affiliate Links?

Affiliate links are links that lead to a particular product on a particular website.

these links are personal and each affiliate has his own link this facilitates the tracking of purchases and the receipt of commissions in the case of a purchase

the most popular affiliate program is Amazon ‘s, and Amazon ‘s affiliate links are also the most popular ones

thanks to these links you have the opportunity to sell any product available on the Amazon site and receive a commission from Amazon

commission which in the case of Amazon varies according to the type of product and product category

What products to sell as an affiliate?

the best products to sell as an affiliate are:

  • Laundry products
  • Coffee and accessories
  • Motorcycle clothing
  • Travel accessories
  • Camping equipment
  • Culinary accessories
  • Drones and accessories
  • Technology and accessories
  • Machine accessories
  • Modern home decor
  • smartphone accessories
  • Online courses
  • info products

How Much Can You Make With Affiliate Marketing?

With affiliate marketing you can earn from $300 to $3000 per day

a professional affiliate is able to earn even over $3,000 per day

while a senior affiliate can earn around $10,000 per day

How Much Can You Make With Amazon Affiliations?

The earnings with Amazon affiliates depend on the sector of competence

but in general you can earn between 100 and 2000 euros per month

Amazon affiliations are, as we have seen above, the most popular affiliate program and therefore the program with which you have the most probability and ease to earn with affiliations

it is very simple to earn with Amazon affiliations , once you have registered with the program and obtained the affiliate link, just promote the product within your content (blog or social network) you will receive a profit based on the number of purchases you will be able to make through the your promotion