Have you ever wanted to make money online but didn’t know how or where to start?
Do you wonder how so many people are affording to go on vacations constantly? Enjoying life, posting Instagram pictures that make you green with envy and much more. The very same people that never seem tied down to a desk but still somehow make money whilst travelling the world.
Welcome To The World of Online Business
Setting up an online business is now more popular than ever before and there’s no time like the present to get started yourself. Set up a website, write about a passion, become an affiliate and taste the life you’ve always dreamed off. But be warned. It’s not going to be easy and it will take some hard work first and foremost. It’s easy to think that you can set up a website and go on holiday whilst your website makes you money. But it’s not as simple as that. But believe me, with the right amount of work, motivation and dedication. The rewards will roll like clockwork thereafter.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is the art of linking a customer to a product through a site or service you work for or choose to represent. For example, you have a website. A potential customer comes to your site and clicks a link to another site such as Amazon. If you are a registered affiliate with Amazon you will get a comission % of whatever that customer purchases. You don’t need inventory and you don’t need to ship the items yourself. The company you are referring customers to does all the fulfilment. Once all the hard work has been done (and yes it will be hard to start) you can then watch the money roll in on a daily basis!
I’ve seen countless articles stating that affiliate marketing is dead. It’s a dying form of marketing. It’s time to move on. Yet anytime I go on YouTube, there’s always a new advert uploaded. Marketing what exactly? You guessed it. Affiliate Marketing! So you have to ask yourself, why would these guys spend thousands on advertising a dying art? The simple answer is, affiliate marketing is far from dead and seems to actually be making a resurgence (if it ever died down in the first place). Why else would I be writing this article if I wasn’t personally making money myself from Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is a vast market of opportunity so let’s start with the best and simpliest way for a beginner to start their affiliate marketing journey.
Make Money Online With Amazon Affiliate Marketing
Amazon Associates is Amazon’s very own affiliate program portal. Everyone and their dog has heard of Amazon. They’re one of the most trusted companies in the world. Amazon also have one of the best affiliate programs out there. If you refer customers to Amazon and they purchase through a link that belongs to your affiliate account you’ll get money. Some affiliate products on Amazon let you earn up to a staggering 10% commission!
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Find A Niche and Create A Site
A niche is a particular area of industry that you want to focus on. The more unique your niche is, the better your affiliate marketing commissions will be. To make money online you need to pick something you’re passionate about and something you’d love to review day in and day out for months and years to come.
The niche of this site is high end luxury goods and experiences. It’s a broad niche, maybe too broad at times. But the keyword with my site here is high end. I’m not talking usual luxury goods. I’m talking silly money luxury goods. But if you want to shrink it down to an even smaller niche then go for it. I could go from high-end luxury to Mens Jewellery, to Mens Watches, to Swiss Made Mens Watches. The lower you can corner your niche and cover that and only that on every single website post I make, then the more you’ll make.
Amazon have a whole host of items for sale. I’ve listed a few niche categories below to help you with deciding your niche. You could shrink these down EVEN more to only specific models, products, designs or anything you wish.
It’s easy to make money using Amazon if the people coming to visit your site are looking for the specific products that your website discusses. There’s no point in having a sports website for example whilst you’re trying to sell womens dresses from Amazon. You need to hit the right crowd with targeted content and tailor your ads to suit.
Setup a website using a platform such as WordPress, get yourself a domain name and a hosting company for your site and you’re ready to rock and roll. I use Vidahost for all of my hosted sites, their customer service is 24/7 and very efficient, the prices are reasonable and I haven’t had any major issues with them. You can use CODE – MDBDISCOUNT to get 10% off your hosting costs!
Setting up links to Amazon within your posts and getting traffic to your niche website will all be discussed in later posts.
Take baby steps because it isn’t going to be easy. Put in the time and effort and you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time. Lay the foundations and the house will build itself whilst you’re doing what you’ve always dreamed off. To make money online brings a stress free life of travel, freedom and adventure.