2020 is here.
As online marketing world is expanding, more companies are jumping in the affiliate marketing model.
Affiliate marketing is a proven model where companies can generate extra money (in few cases it’s in millions) by inviting smart marketers to promote their products.
Affiliate marketing is a performance-based model where you get paid for different models. CPL (Cost per lead), CPA (Cost per actions), CPI (Cost per install), CPD (Cost per download) and there are many other affiliate marketing models that you can choose to start your career with.
I started my affiliate marketing career with CPL (cost per lead) model with PeerFly, where we used to promote some CPL offers with Facebook ads and made a decent money.
Later, I picked other products on the commission basis and made more than $400,000 till now.
Affiliate marketing journey was very exciting and learning as well.
In this article, we are going to talk about 15 actionable tips which you can use to jump-start your affiliate marketing career with ease.
I am not going to talk about niche selection, keyword research or the promotion in this article.
If you are reading this article, I am assuming that you have done your niche selection and keyword research already.
Note: I recommend KWFinder for the keyword research if you haven’t done the keyword research yet.
Let’s read these 15 actionable tips.
1. Don’t just promote anything
You cannot be good at everything.
There are few things which you are good at and there are many things where you suck.
You’ll have to admit that.
Make a thumb rule to promote the products which you feel are really worth promoting. Do proper research about the product, see what people are saying about it and then use it at your own.
Promoting good products will maintain your authenticity and people are going to love your recommendations.
Pro Tip: Most of the companies offer free trial of their product and services, so use them effectively during that period. If there is no trial available, you can email to product owners and tell them that you are interested to promote them so provide me a trial account.
2. Use link shortners
I strongly recommend to use Pretty Links plugin if you are doing any kind of affiliate marketing on your blog.
This plugin will shorten ugly looking affiliate links in a professional looking links and you can track the links from the backend too.
I am using the premium version of this plugin to have more control over my affiliate links.
If you are looking for a premium plugin, you must buy ThirstyAffiliates.
3. Always make affiliate link nofollow
All affiliate links at your blog must be nofollow.
If you keep them dofollow, Google
This article was written by Kulwant Nagi and originally published on Blog – Blogging Cage.