So you want to get into Affiliate Marketing? That is FANTASTIC! You may have got this all figured out and I congratulate you for that. I wish you much success.
But what if you have no idea where to begin?
You have an idea what Affiliate Marketing is but don’t know who offers an Affiliate Marketing Program. Or you may know of companies that do but have no idea where to find their program.
You have come to the right place. I am going to take you by the hand and lead you to a whole new world of possibilities and profits. I have explained in detail what Affiliate Marketing is in another Blog. In this Blog I am going to provide you with a list of 10 companies that offer Affiliate Marketing Programs, along with links embedded in the associated pictures.
They are listed alphabetically. It is no surprise that Amazon is at the top and Apple is second.
No 1 – Amazon
When you click on Amazon and get to the bottom of then page, you will find this section.
Notice the yellow box? I drew that to draw your attention to the small print, Become an Affiliate. When you click that you will get to the Affiliate page of Amazon shown below:
No 2 – Apple
Did you know Apple has an Affiliate Program? It is for the iTunes store. But they also have one for their manufactured products available only to marketers who are carefully selected. To become an Affiliate for their iPhones, iPads iWatches and computers, you need to already be a successful Affiliate Marketer. I suggest not submitting an application for that. However, I will provide you both links when you click the pictures below:
This is for their High Ticket Affiliate Program
No 3 – Best Buy
No 4 – Hotels.com
No 5 – Macy’s
No 6 – Microsoft
No 7 – Nordstrom
No 8 – Petco
No 9 – Target
No 10 – Walmart
How To Find Other Affiliate Companies?
The above companies are well-known. That is why I brought their Affiliate Programs to your attention. They are not the only game in town. Most businesses these days have Affiliate Programs. If you have a favorite store or manufacturer, go to Google and type this in:
Company Name followed by Affiliate. If they have one the next page on Google will direct you to their site.
Make sure that you have got the link to the company itself. It will look something like this:
If you get something that has a code of numbers or letters attached like this:
please, please DO NOT sign up through that. What you are seeing is an Affiliate Link to another Affiliate Marketer. And if you use that, guess who will get the credit for the sales. Definitely NOT YOU!
The difference between the two is quite obvious. So be alert and do not go to the wrong site.
You can also find Affiliate companies in any product or service you are interested in using as a niche. For example, you could be interested in weight loss products or exercise equipment. First do a search for those companies. Be alert that you do not get drawn to another Affiliate Marketers site who represents that company. Then follow the instructions above.
As you get familiar with this industry, you will get inventive and be able to do some productive research to find companies you have never heard of, but are well respected in their field.
Selecting a Niche
You must select a narrow niche and find sources for products that fall within that niche. Research these sources to first see if they have an Affiliate Program. And it they do, research the products they offer in your niche and verify they meet your standards and price points you want to target.
This will depend entirely on your target market. Hence, you will need to know exactly what demographics you want to serve. Then go and learn everything you can about their habits and what type of products and services they like.
If you can align your niche with something you are passionate about, then use that to guide you.
Most Affiliate Marketers gravitate to Amazon not to sell everything on their site. Trying to do that would make you no more than another store front for Amazon. And you cannot compete with Amazon.
Become an expert in a niche that is sold on Amazon and build your website around that niche. Here is the good news. When someone goes to Amazon from your link, and ends up buying something else, as long as they do that within 24 hours, you will get the credit for that.
OK you found your target market and source to sell to it. What do you do next?
It’s time to create your website. I have prepared a guide on how to do that at my Blog in the link provided. I provide tips and solutions that I feel you will find invaluable.
If you wish to learn the nitty gritty about Affiliate Marketing, its history and development from an academic standpoint, go to the Wikipedia Source
You will find more information there than you bargained for. So don’t get bogged down deciphering that whole tome. Use if more as a reference tool.
A Word Of Caution
When you decide to get involved in Affiliate Marketing, you will be creating your own online business. You will need to get educated thoroughly on how to get your website and articles indexed by Google and get ranked high in the search engines. This is NOT a path to getting rich quick.
If you do your homework, get educated correctly, put what you learn into practice, and do not give up, you will get rich. Records show that those who treat this like a business, work at it and never give up, will be pleasantly surprised in a years time. It is possible to create an Affiliate Marketing business that will pay you six figures in two years time.
BUT and this is a BIG BUT, if you are not prepared to do the work, and stay for the long haul. Then this is not for you.
Anything of value in life needs to be earned. You can do it. Why? It is like baking a cake. Get the right ingredients, follow the instructions and put the cake pan into the oven. And voila, when the buzzer goes you will have a delicious cake.
If you ignore the recipe and baking instructions, you proceed at your own peril. The cake you invent may work. But then it might not. So why mess with success?
I have given you just a taste of Affiliate Marketing in this Blog. A glimpse of what awaits you if you decide to jump in. Would you mind giving me your thoughts in the comments section below.? I’d much appreciate it.
This website is called Affiliate Marketing For Leaders for a reason.
Most successful people start of by following others who are able to help them. They become experts themselves and decide to pass on their knowledge to help others succeed.
This same attitude is necessary to help your customers make the right decisions in selecting a product or service that meets their needs. We do not engage in high pressure selling. We educate people into making a decision to buy or not to buy. We want them to be happy with their purchase so that they will become repeat customers.
That my friend is what makes a LEADER!
You can get a head start into the wold of Affiliate Marketing. I lift the curtains in an article to show you my recommended platform where you can get trained to become successful. Check that out and then you decide what to do next.
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I wish you all the success in the world.