ALL THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE EMBARKING ON AFFILIATE MARKETING
Are you interested in Affiliate Marketing but you are still deliberating on what to do ?
If Yes , then this free content is for you
Before I proceed i will like you to read this to the end so that you can have a better understanding of what Affiliate Marketing is and what you need to do before getting Started with Affiliate Marketing.
In the past few months , have been seeing different write up and preaching about Affliate Marketing and this prompt me to sit and write down this free guide to shine more light on what Affiliate Marketing is and what you should do before jumping into it.
Permit me to quickly define what Affiliate Marketing is.
Affliate Marketing simply means you recommending Mr A Product to Mr B and you get a commission for doing it.
So what does this tell you?
It simply means Affiliate Marketing is all about Selling Something to someone and you are just the connection between the buyer and the seller.
Permit me to also let you know that as an Affiliate Marketer your job is to provide solution to people’s problem and the amount of money you want to make is determine by the amount of people you help them solve their problem.
Affliate Marketing can be done either OFFLINE or ONLINE but i will be deliberating on the Online Affiliate Marketing.
Here is an example of Offline Affiliate Marketing
Mr A has a problem his facing which is “he wants to loose weight”
You as a person know one Mr B that has a product Mr A needs in order to loose weight
You then proceed to get the solution for Mr A and Mr B pays you a percentage telling you thank you for recommending someone to buy his product.
I hope this is clear.
The Online Affiliate Marketing is one of the best because it is easy to start, inexpensive and can be done with just your smartphone.
Remember I said Affiliate Marketing is all about selling something to someone, in order words recommending a solution to someone’s problem.
When it comes to selling something either ONLINE or OFFLINE, You simply Sell a Product or a Service.
Product are of two types
When it comes to Offline Affiliate Marketing, you sell Physical Product
A typical example of Physical Product is a land / properties, Real Estate Marketers sell this and they earn commission
When it comes to Online Affiliate Marketing you sell Digital Product
For the purpose of this Content, I will be focusing on Digital Product
What then is a Digital Product?
Digital Products are knowledge base products in form of PDFs, video or Online courses that teaches people how to achieve a goal or solve a problem they are facing.
Another name you can call it is Information Product.
Example of a Digital Product
Let’s assume you know How to Relocate to Canada from Nigeria Without Writing The IELTS Exam in less than 5 Months and it actually works
You now package it as an Ebook or step by step video trainings, then put it out for sale
Do you think people will buy?
People will buy because there is a demand for it.
Because most individuals are tired with Nigeria and want to leave, thus it’s a popular commodity right now.
What if You don’t have a problem solving Digital Product, what’s the way out?
You Simply Sell Other People’s Digital Product and Earn a commision for doing and this is what is called the Online Affiliate Marketing.
Now that you know what Online Affiliate Marketing is, what then do you need to do before jumping into Affiliate Marketing
1. Work or Change Your Mindset
Let me Define What Mindset is
Mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself.
It influences how you think, feel, and behave in any given situation
Before you go into Affiliate Marketing, you need to Work on your mindset, you need to know that Affiliate Marketing is not a get rich fast business.
You need to know that Online Affiliate Marketing is a business and not a Ponzi scheme.
A Ponzi Scheme are the ones that tell you to put 5000 and get 15000.
Note this, this type of way of making money is never profitable.
You have to Know that before you can start making huge money in Affiliate Marketing, you have to follow process and whoever follow process always end up achieving success.
There are question that might be going through your mind like “if i start this business, how much will i be making daily, weekly or Monthly”
Questions like these are for people with the wrong mindset about making money especially when it comes to Online Affiliate Marketing.
ALL THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE EMBARKING ON AFFILIATE MARKETING
You also have to understand that you will come across alot of challenges in your journey of this online business but the moment you don’t give up, you are on your way to wealth.
Affliate Marketing can make you rich but it takes time , focus, your ability to follow instruction , learning and consistency.
The moment you understand this, then you are good to go.
I hope this is clear
2. Pick a Niche
So What then is a Niche ?
A Niche is any market where demand comes exclusively from a specific industry or demographic.
Let me explain
Remember i said Affiliate Marketing is all about you recommending solution to people’s problem.
A Niche simply means a particular market in business.
Before going or deciding you want to do Affiliate Marketing, you have to decide on what kind of people’s problem you want to be solving daily, weekly and monthly.
You can’t do different Niche at a time, you have to pick one, focus on one in order to be successful in Affiliate Marketing.
Let me open your eyes to 2 most profitable Niches you can start with
1. Health and Wellness Niche
2. Wealth Niche
1. Health and Wellness Niche
Are you aware that a lot of people are having challenge of wanting to loose weight?
Now as an Affiliate Marketer this is where you come in by providing solution to these people problem.
I hope this is clear
Some of the problems faced by people in this particular market are as follows (Anti-aging, Diabetes, Arthritis, Back and neck pain. Hair loss, Skincare etc) .
Note the End Goal of people in the Health Niche is to attain good health, get fit have a good body shape, burn out fat or lose weight etc)
2. Wealth Niche –
This is one of my favourite Niche because when it comes to money people always want to pay attention.
Whether you like it or not, people would always look for ways to make more money. Not just the poor, the rich are also looking for ways to maintain and/or expand their wealth
Presently in Nigeria as I speak, you will agree with me that alot of people are looking for a way to make more money regarding the situation of the country so as an Affiliate Marketer you help people solve this problem they are facing by recommending a solution to them.
Another example is a lot of Nigerian are looking for a way to leave the country and go abroad to make money.
So what does this tell you? It actually a problem people have and your job is to look for a legit way they can fly abroad and you make your money.
This Wealth Niche is one of the most profitable Niche you should be looking at before jumping into Affiliate Marketing and remember it end goal of people in this Niche is to make money.
2. The third thing you should do before jumping into Affiliate Marketing is to Get a Course on Affiliate Marketing.
So why do you need to get a course?
You need to because in order for you to become a successful Online Affiliate Marketer, you need some digital skills to help you in your journey of Affiliate Marketing.
These Skills are what is in the Course you are going to get and without these skills you will struggle alot infact without these skills, it would be very hard for you to be successful at Affiliate Marketing.
So what then are the Skills you need?
1. Copywriting Skill
2. Social Media Marketing
3. Content Marketing Skill
4. Traffic and Lead Generation Skill
5. Sales Closing Skill
6. Email Marketing Skill
7. Website / Landing Page Design Skills .
Permit me to explain each of these skill and why they are important before you jump into Affiliate Marketing.
1. CopyWriting Skill – Copywriting is Copywriting is the act of writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing.
For better understanding, Copywriting is what you write that persuade a person to take a specific action
The product, called copy or sales copy, is written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade a person or group to take a particular action.
This skill is one of the most important skill that you must learn in order for you to be successful and also remember that your primary job as an Affiliate Marketer is to Sale so Copywriting is what will help you to be able to communicate well and convince strangers to buy what you are selling.
2. Social Media Marketing Skill – We all know how powerful and effective Social Media is today.
So what is Social Media Marketing?
Social Media marketing is the use of social media platforms like Whatsapp , Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube to promote a product or service.
The likes of popular Nigerian comedian (Brodashaggi, Mr Macaroni, Sabinus, Brainjotter etc) all took advantage of the power of social media to sell their talents and make millions off these social platforms.
Social Media Marketing is one skill you should know about before jumping into Affiliate Marketing.
3. Content Marketing Skill – is the process of creating and sharing valuable free information to attract prospect and convert them into customers.
You will agree with me that when it comes to buying something from someone, you mostly buy from people you know, like and trust and these is where content marketing comes in. This will help you attract approach, and convert people you don’t know to customers.
Why is Content Marketing Important?
Content Marketing is important because it helps you to educate your target audience and help them get excited about your business. It’s also a good way to stay in touch with and re-engage existing customers.
The end goal of Content Marketing is to educate, entertain and inspire people to earn their trust and build brand awareness
4. Traffic / Lead Generation Skill – Traffic simply refer to a certain number of people , while a Lead is someone interested in what you are selling but hasn’t buy.
This Traffic / Lead Generation Skill is your answer to “where do i see people to sell to”
Before going into Affiliate Marketing, if you don’t know anything about this skill, you are definitely going to have problem making money from Affiliate Marketing because
Traffic / Lead Generation is the livelihood of Affiliate Marketing, and if you don’t have the skill it will be very difficult to succeed in Affiliate Marketing.
Let me site an Example
Facebook is a platform with over 2billion user across the world and this traffic generation / lead skill will help you reach out to as many as possible on Facebook alone.
For you to be successful in Affiliate Marketing, you need to be able to know how to drive people from Facebook, Instagram , Twitter etc .
5. Email Marketing – is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email.
It involves using email to send advertisements, request business, or solicit sales or donations.
One of the reason why you need to have this skill is because once you have manage to build a list of a number of people , you have the access to keep selling to them.
6 Sales Closing Skill –
Closing a sale occurs when the seller and buyer agree to the conditions of the sale and the buyer makes a firm commitment to the transaction.
This simply means when a prospect buy what you are selling.
It is the most important skill to know and also learn before going into Affiliate Marketing.
You can pay someone to help you drive traffic, but you can’t pay someone to close a sale for you.
Remember your number duty is to sell and when there’s no sale your business won’t grow and this will result into you being broke.
7. Website / Landing Page Design Skill –
A website is a set of related web pages with information about your business. They typically explain your business, what you do, and the products and services you offer to potential customers.
The primary function of a website is to describe your business to interested users, and in many cases, offer a product or service.
A Landing page is a single, and stand alone web page designed to encourage users to claim an offer. This could be anything from ebooks or discount coupons to free trials or demos.
One of the reason why you should know this before jumping into Affiliate Marketing is for you to be able to position yourself well on the internet.
Remember Affiliate Marketing is an online business so your website / landing page is your online brand first impression thereby people will be able to buy what you are selling.
Apart from applying these skills to Affiliate Marketing, you can also pick one, master it and use it to make extra income for yourself outside Affliate Marketing.
Now the question is which course can you get that cover all these skills mentioned ?
Get the 72IG implementation program.
What is 72IG Course all About?
The 72ig Course is a make money online and Affiliate Marketing Training Program that teaches over 7 High Income Skills to strategically sell digital products and generate income.
The 72IG Course gives you automatic membership on Expertnaire That is, no need to pay N10,000 ordinary affiliates do.
EXPERTNAIRE is an Affiliate Marketing market place where digital products created by experts in different industry are listed.
So you simply register with them, pick the product you want to sell and as a middle man and earn massive commissions as high as 80% 50%
Expertnaire pay her affiliates every Friday, so every Friday you get paid when you sell as an affiliate.
Toyin Omotoso is the founder of Expertnaire and he is a top internet marketer who has done over 400 million naira doing internet marketing (affiliate marketing) in Nigeria. You can google about him or check him out on twitter.