You will find it very helpful to have a complete beginners guide to affiliate marketing before you start this course.
This is an in-dept but a completely simplified guide to the whole course that teaches you step by step how to earn residual income in your new affiliate marketing business.
Don’t forget to check out addition resources you may need for this course in the Resources section. In this section however, we will look at some common definitions and terms used in affiliate marketing. The terms are written in boldface so you can take note of them.
Overview of the Course
An Overview of the complete course modules is presented neatly in the table below:
1. Introduction to Affiliate marketing
2. Affiliate Internet marketing Plan
3. Clickbank Success Formula
4. Personal Goal Setting for Success
1. How to Make Money with Clickbank 1 – Introduction
2. How to Make Money with Clickbank 2 – Online Affiliate Marketing
3. How to Make Money with Clickbank 3 – Clickbank Marketplace
4. How to Make Money with Clickbank 4 – Successful Clickbank Products
1. Importance of Passion in Business
2. How to find Your Passion in Business
3. Niche Research for Clickbank
4. Clickbank Affiliate Product Research
1. How to Increase the Conversion Rate for your Affiliate Product – Affiliate Funnel 101
2. How to Build Your Squeeze Pages
1. How to Make Money from Email List
2. How to Outsource Work in Affiliate Marketing
1. How to Get Good Email Open Rate
2. How to Promote Affiliate Links to Your Email List
1. Setting up Aweber Autoresponders
2. How to Create Quality Content for Website & Email List
1. Clickbank Builder Reviews
What is Affiliate Marketing?
We can define affiliate marketing as the process used to build, maintain and promote a website that is used for reviewing products or services through content writing.
Who is A vendor?
A vendor is the creator of the product or service that you promote.You are the affiliate because, although you are promoting the products or services, you did not create them yourself.
What is “Content” in Affiliate Marketing?
Content is what ever you put on your website to describe or explain the product or service you are promoting, It could be text, images, audio or even videos.
When you write content, you would put links to an online marketplace or store (such as Clickbank Ebay, Shopify and Amazon) where your website visitors would be able to purchase the products or services that you promote. We will discuss how to write quality content in week 7, module 4.
What is “Traffic” in Affiliate Marketing?
The visitors that come to look at your website are called traffic. So each time you make a sale by directing traffic to your site, you earn a predefined or agreed commission from your vendor. Traffic = Visitors to your site. You can learn a lot about traffic from my greatest mentor, Neil Patel.
How Much Will I make in Affiliate Marketing?
One great advantage of affiliate marketing is that there’s no limit to your income unlike your 9 to 5 day job because the more sales you make, the more commissions you earn. This also implies that the higher the number of visitors you direct to your website, the higher is your potential income.
Typically we’ve had people, myself inclusive, who are making between $1k to over $50k monthly by working full time or part time in this same affiliate marketing industry you just entered today.
How Do I get Traffic to My Affiliate Site?
At this point, it is important to mention that one of the most effective ways you can get traffic to your site is to build search traffic. For example you can build search traffic to your affiliate site through SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using search engines like Yahoo, Google and Bing. We discuss SEO in greater detail in the seo-tutorial course.
Google is the biggest source of search engine traffic so you should focus more of your promotional effort on that company. We will cover how to get quality and targeted traffic in week 8, module 4.
Why is Search Traffic So Important?
Although you can get traffic from other sources (for example paid and social media traffic), search engine traffic is the best because it is free (assuming people always find your site when they search for the product or service you promote).
That is why your primary goal as an affiliate marketer is to get a first page ranking on the three major search engines mentioned above ( especially Google because it is the one majority of people all over the world use).
When you accomplish first or second position on the first page of a search engine, a large amount of traffic will come to your site monthly, and the higher the potential revenue you will earn.
Ok Cool. What is SERP?
When people enter keywords (phrases used for searching) in the search box of a search engine like Google, the first page of results that come up is called SERP, meaning Search Engine Result Page. We will discuss more about Keywords and SERPs in greater detail in weeks 3 and 4 modules. For example when the Keyword “how to lose weight” was put inside the Google’s search bar, the SERP that came up is shown in red box in the image below:
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Great! Now that you’ve completed the complete beginners guide to affiliate marketing, go to the Start Course page to begin your course from Week 1 right now.