Want to earn $100 a day but don’t have enough money to start a dropshipping store or spend for advertising? Then do affiliate marketing!
You don’t know where to start? Then let me tell you where.
If you don’t know already, affiliate marketing is simply promoting somebody else’s product. How? Through an affiliate network – getting some affiliate links. When you sell a product out of your promotions, you earn a commission 💰 – and that’s it. Your goal here, then, is to get as many quality eyes (buyers) to your links as much as possible. How?
There are a few ways…. You can do vlogging, niche sites/blogging and personal branding through social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. All of these things are effective, so simply find one that fits the type of person you are.
Love making videos? Start a vlog. Create a Youtube account. Love writing? Start a blog or a niche site. Blog is more long-term than niche sites but niche sites can easily let you earn $100 a day. Have many followers/subscribers on a social media platform? Leverage that audience.
Affiliate marketing is that simple. Find a product you like, promote the hell out of it and earn a commission for every sale you make.
So how do we do it? (actionable content below 👇)
Now that you know what affiliate marketing is, it’s time that you earn your first affiliate marketing commission. Here’s the process X-step process on how any beginner can start earning their first $100 with affiliate marketing niche sites.
Follow this guide and you’ll be earning your first commission in “no time”.
I can’t stress how important this is for niche sites. Unlike dropshipping where most people use Facebook Ads or Instagram Shoutouts to generate traffic, when you build niche sites, you heavily rely on SEO. This means your people go look for your site, not the other way around.
If you have a general site, it would be harder for you to rank on Google just because you have so many things going on without a specific market. You’d be outranked by niche sites because they have focus – and you don’t.
Before you even build your first site, you’ll need to decide what niche you’re going to be in. It would be easier for you to create your content, it would be easier for Google to rank you and it would be easier for your audience to find you.
Here are a few key questions to ask yourself before choosing a niche
It’s easier to work on something you already know and like to talk about it. If you’re just starting out, you need to at least get your feet wet and this is the best way to do so. If you like to talk about something, you’re usually quite knowledgeable about it already, so that definitely helps when writing your posts.
Before you continue, you must think about ways of making money with your niche. If it doesn’t have money in it (or really low and maybe not a high-quality audience) then don’t pursue it. Sometimes if you want to make money, you have to do what’s not really in your best interest. You can always learn new things, so write on a niche that has money.
There might be money in the niche, but are there affiliate programs in that niche? You might come up with a niche you know stuff about or a niche that has money in it… but if there are no affiliate programs? You won’t be able to earn money other than ads or your own products/services.
No affiliate programs = no money
Do a little bit of research and answer these guide questions. Once you do, it’s time to use that research and make some money. If you don’t know what a niche is yet, check out one of our resources here: How to Discover the Profitable Niches
2. Build a Site
The first step is all about research. After that, you need to build a site. The thing you need to know about building a site is that it isn’t as complicated as you think. It used to be, but with the new platforms, apps, plug-ins, and all the stuff being invented every year, things are getting easier and faster.
Here’s how you build your site.
Your domain is the address or the name of your website (e.g. startsellingstuff.com). This is the first thing you need to do.
Just so you know, your domain name can’t be changed. So choose it well. There are currently more than 3 billion people on the internet (it’s still rising) and some of them bought domain names as well. This means the name you want might have been taken already.
I buy my domains at Namecheap but there are other places where you can buy that. You can search there if your domain name is still available.
Once you bought a domain, you need to…
This is where all your website files stay. You need to set up a hosting plan if you want your site to work. So choose a hosting provider that does this well because your affiliate marketing business depends on it.
Once your hosting is set up, install WordPress. It’s super easy to use and even a beginner can easily figure out how it works. Most hosting providers will easily help you install WordPress, so don’t worry, it’ll only take you a few minutes to set it up.
WordPress has thousands of themes available. Choose one that will suit the type of website you want – or not. You can always change it later. What matters is that your site works, your audience loves it (yeah, not you) and it’s easy to organize to the type of content you’ll create. After that, add plug-ins that would increase the functionality of your site depending on what you need.
And that’s it. Building a site isn’t really that hard.
Notice how I didn’t write “produce long-ass, excellent content”? It’s because you don’t have to. A fast and simple way of making money with niche sites is by creating the right content, nothing else. This isn’t like a blog where you have to write informational stuff. So what can you do? Simple.
Here are some of the best types of keywords you can use to write reviews
There are 2 reasons why product reviews work.
The first reason is low competition.
Everyone likes to write about their opinions, advice, and views of the world. Writing reviews, on the other hand, can be hard and frustrating because nobody actually likes to write reviews.
For this reason, you have a chance to rank well in google. If you rank well, you get more traffic, if you get more traffic, you’ll get more sales.
The second, and most important reason is high buyer-intent.
Reviews are made to sell. People who are searching for reviews are already seriously considering buying the product. They just need a little nudge towards the purchase – and that’s where you come along. Handle their objections and satisfy their uneasiness towards spending their money, and you’ll make money.
Don’t just point out all the positives of a product and gloss over the negatives. If you haven’t tried it, don’t say that you did. Be ethical. An honest opinion will be valued – and ironically convert to even more sales.
Nobody wants to read boring posts – even if it’s a review. You have to be entertaining. You have to make people want to read what you’re writing. When people read a sentence, they must want to read the next. That’s how you’ll keep them and make them want the product even more. This is why learning copywriting is an essential skill to learn. You can literally use it in all businesses.
Even if you haven’t tried the product, you have to try to be relatable. Play with your words and make your readers feel a sense of connection between your story and their lives. Sounds odd, I know, but if you want to earn, that’s what you got to do.
And that’s it really. You don’t have to overcomplicate this. Once you do these very simple steps, you’ll be on your way to earning $100 a day with niche sites.
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