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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is one of the most practically stable ways of ensuring a second income, adding to your earnings, on a regular basis. It's 2021, and many people are resorting to affiliate marketing in more numbers, for giving a boost to their lifestyle standard.

Affiliate Marketing – Simple Definition

What actually it is? Affiliate marketing is simply selling a product in an indirect way, and earning commissions on it. It is a ‘performance-based marketing’. The more sales happened through you, more the amount of commissions you receive from the main business site or company.

Attracting visitors to your blog

Consider affiliate marketing through a blog completely dedicated to a range of products by a specific brand. You need to write reviews on these products, apply SEO, do social media marketing, and attract visitors from your target audience. There would be outbound links on the content, which would take a visitor to the site of the seller, from your blog. Any person, who buys the product, soon after clicking the link on your blog, helps you earn a commission.

How much can you earn?

This is vastly a subjective question, and the answer depends on the stage at which you are as an affiliate marketer, the set of skills you have, your experience, and the exact percentages of commissions you receive, besides the nature of the product and the behavior of your target audience.

As a total beginner, the earning could be zero or hardly 20 to 30 pounds per month. But, with a little of strategy and expertise, earning around 500 pounds per month is not impossible. There are affiliate marketers with a couple of years of experience, who earn around about 2000 to 3000 pounds per month. In this exciting field, the veterans and more innovative marketers easily earn more than 10,000 pounds per month.

Some useful affiliate marketing tips

Here are some helpful affiliate marketing tips that might advance your skills and help you to sell the products with a greater focus, and more effectively. Read on.

  • Writing a superb review – You have to be very particular about reviewing a product. It is better if you have used the product yourself. Write down all the relevant details of the product, listing the pros and cons. Full-fledged information would pique the interest of the reader, and he would think of purchasing it, increasing the probability of earning a commission.
  • Promoting multiple products in a single blog post – This is a simple yet intelligent tactic. But ensure that you don’t promote beyond 3 products, as things might get cluttered.
  • Automating email marketing process – This is yet another excellent strategy that you can employ, to let the subscribers of your blog know about the publication of a post and the concise details of what to expect from it.
  • Using pop-ups – You can shrewdly use pop-ups to draw the attention of visitors and lead them to the product's sites.

Blend these tips

These tips would help you immensely to boost earnings from affiliate marketing. A bonus tip is to know the purchase intent and accordingly targeting the relevant keywords while writing the content. 

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Elizabeth Gold

Elizabeth Gold

Full-time Mummy | Part-Time Blogger

I love finding new and creative ways to make money. Anything to make life easier and to let me spoil my beautiful family.

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