Being an affiliate is the cheapest, legitimate and easiest way to do in the internet. Your main job is to promote your affiliate products by writing in the internet with a link back to your affiliate link. You get commissions afterwards. What makes it easier is when you promote something that you are very passionate about, you can write and promote more information about the product if you know about them. Here’s what I can suggest to earn more.
Choose those products that you know
Affiliate marketing is like a free enterprise and as free as it can be you can be an affiliate with almost anything. But I would like to remind you of the duties you need to do to earn. You cannot earn by being an affiliate alone. You earn when you promote them and when someone purchases from your affiliate link. It is hard to pretend and people can sense if you know or do not know what you are talking about. If you have a passion or a hobby then you can make money with it. In every hobby you have there are a lot people in the world who shares the same passion and would be willing to buy once they are convinced with what you are saying. Do you like talking about relationships, weight loss, traveling, and sports? Then you can write it all up through a blog or an article then you can put your affiliate link at the end or in the body.
Having a website
A lot of advertising websites do not accept direct affiliate links anymore because that could spam their website and reduce reputation. I suggest setting up a website and there are hundreds of web hosting companies that can host your website for a very low price. Make your website name easy to remember and arrange it with creativity in line with your chosen topic or market. You can use your website as a landing page of the ads you submit to the internet.
Write your own advertisements
As tempting as it can be, you can copy other people’s ads but that won’t help you in the long run. You won’t have your own signature and potential customer cannot distinguish you from others. It is important to have the originality and this also secures you of plagiarism.
Bring in traffic to your website through forums
Do not ignore forums. I think a lot of people like interaction so I suggest answering questions and participating in those sites. You put your affiliate links or your website links in your signature only or you’d be ban if you spam the forums.
Patience and consistence
Do not think about the money that you can earn. When you do it with passion the work is lighter, when you do it for money your work is full of pressure. It also important to have a regular time a day set up for writing in the internet. You can concentrate in one advertising website or multiple websites to get your traffic for your affiliate links.
Increase your income through multiple streams
It is important to expand your products to promote when your knowledge increase. Don’t get stuck with few products, you are always free to increase your products as it is a sure way to increase your earnings as well. You can set-up an info-store by pairing up with a company that will do all the technical jobs of maintaining your website for free but you split your income afterwards.