About Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners and the easiest way to get started!
When you’re just starting it can be a little intimidating but one thing my husband always taught his soldiers is that you have to crawl, walk, run.
Let’s think of this the same way. If you haven’t started a blog just yet, it’s okay… you can learn how to do that below.
When I first started blogging I was clueless about the top affiliate programs out there.
At first, I thought only certain niches could join the top affiliate programs but that is not true at all.
The niche doesn’t matter! Believe me… I am a holiday blogger! Your niche doesn’t matter!
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
Before I get started throwing all of this great information at you.
It’s important for you to understand what affiliate marketing is.
An affiliate program is where a merchant pays you (the “affiliate”) for links from your site to their site.
Example of an Affiliate Program Link
Let me show you an example…
Once a reader clicks on that link it will take them to Amazon.
Within Amazon, if they choose to buy the item or if they don’t it’s okay.
The nice thing about being an affiliate is if the reader buys a product within 24 hours from Amazon after clicking your link you will make a small commission off of their purchase at no cost to them.
Strongly important you must have a disclosure policy on your website letting your readers know that you may make a commission off of them clicking on your link.
For more information on a disclosure policy go here!
How To Join Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners
To get you going you will just need to start signing up for affiliate programs.
For example, when I first started blogging I didn’t know if the Shareasale Affiliate Program would offer anything for my niche because I was a holiday blogger.
Again, that is not true at all.
Shareasale has become my best friend in getting free products to review.
What I love most about Shareasale is the niche doesn’t matter.
For example, you can be a holiday blogger like me 🙂 and you will still have a TON of fantastic products with a high commission rate at your fingertips!
The other thing that I love about Shareasale is that it is FREE to join.
• Here let me show you this easy step by step beginner’s guide on how to join Shareasale + tips and tricks for making money with Shareasale. If you want to make money working on your blog you will definitely want to sign up for the Shareasale program. It’s one of the best!
How To Find Affiliate Programs to Promote on your Website
There are so many affiliate programs out there to choose from.
The greatest information I can give you is to only promote the affiliate programs that you truly love and believe in.
You want to give your readers the best and most honest information out there.
A great example of finding affiliate programs to promote on your website that you love and trust is starting with things that you personally use.
For example, I did a lot of research on the top hosting provider that most bloggers use when they got started. I would say over 90% of the bloggers I follow all of them use Bluehost for their hosting provider.
That’s when I knew it was a highly recommended service and wanted to use it too.
As a newbie blogger, you will most likely mess up the coding on your site or a setting up a plugin.
Don’t worry that is totally normal.
In fact, I have a degree in web development and I still messed up coding when I first started.
Guess who was there to bail me out?! Bluehost!
Within minutes Bluehost fixed my website and had me back up in running within minutes.
That is another reason why I highly recommend them for a hosting company.
The best part about it is there is an affiliate program through Bluehost and you can earn $65.00 per referral to Bluehost.
How amazing is that?! So now I have a product that I absolutely believe in and want to share with other bloggers but can get paid for sharing about it too!
That is a win-win for both of us.
Affiliate Marketing for Beginners Conclusion
Another really great affiliate program to join is Tailwind.
First, if you’re unfamiliar with Tailwind it is a scheduling service for Pinterest and Instagram that is life-changing for bloggers!
Tailwind allows you to find out when your audience is most active and track your success.
Popular & Useful for Bloggers, Boosts traffic and keeps you active on social media.
I personally use Tailwind for my scheduling needs (I love it!) It is so helpful when it comes to blogging. In fact, if you check my Pinterest you can definitely tell I use Tailwind because of my monthly views.
The last I checked I am at 3.5 million monthly viewers.
A lot of it is because of Tailwind.
The best part is you can try Tailwind for FREE go here.
Lastly, if you are just getting started with blogging? I am excited to be a part of your journey!
I do want to give you the reassurance that blogging really does work!
All you need is dedication and determination and you can get there.
You don’t have to have a ton of social followers.
Focus on Pinterest and SEO the most. Let good posts do the rest!