Can you really make good money from affiliate marketing? and how we actually can be succeed in affiliate marketing. Since I have do this for a few years, the best answer that I can give is YES! you can! but it takes time effort and investment.
There is a lot of propaganda out there that affiliate marketing is as easy as ABC. That what you need to do is just create a website/blog that talking specifics niche, put some affiliate link or banner there. And you can start make money.
Whoops! The fact how the process works isn’t like that, at all. It’s need more than just that. You need a very very good plan, case study, resources, and investment. And talking about most of important asset of your investment beside money of course, is time.
Like Matshona Dhliwayo quotes said “Great things take time; that is why seeds persevere through rocks and dirt to bloom.” ~ That’s absolutely true!
Affiliate marketing is not a job that you can master it in just one night. Here I am not meant to discourage your enthusiasm. Here I try my best to share my experience that I hope can open your perspective before you run affiliate business.
For what I’ve got, I can actually make some money after about eight month running this website. Of course after many times failed for running some website before.
And I found that, you really can see what actually works is by doing it and experience it by yourself. A courses, e-book, affiliate network sites or any tutorials that you can found out there is nothing more than just a guideline. What strategy from people who has succeed in their affiliate marketing business maybe isn’t works for you. So literally you have to find it yourself what’s works and what’s not.
Even tho, there is a few things that always works for make you succeed selling affiliate product that you can apply on your website/blog or your Youtube channel. Here they are things I’ve proof my self that’s works:
A Valuable Content
A valuable content is depend on the perspective I think. It can be a useful tutorials, entertaining content or anything that people found it something they need.
So, when people feel emotionally connected to you and by your content and they get what they want. They likely don’t mind at all to pay you back. In this case they will buy a product that you recommended to support you as return.
That’s why become transparent in affiliate marketing is a must have attitude if you wanted to succeed to work as an affiliate marketer.
Not just because its an obligation by following FTC rules. Become boldly transparent to disclose what you are doing in affiliate marketing, is very important to gain trust.
Remember that people tend willing to buy product that you recommended because they trust you not because they like you.
Only Offer Product That Matters And Really Useful
Doesn’t matters what your niche is, surely you can’t just blindly offering any products to your audience right?. So, make sure you only recommended product that peoples really need and most important you use it your self. Or at least you exactly know that you are offering the right product or services for them. And only offer product or services from the company that you trust.
Affiliate marketing isn’t about making money, is about helping peoples too.
Learn The Industry Well
Whatever your niche you get into it make sure you learn the industry well and learn how does the industry works.
If we can make an analogy of what affiliate marketing business for a blogger is. It something more like “Fishing” you can say.
When you don’t know where the group of fish is congregate. And just fishing like a mad man in the wrong place, I think you will get nothing but the boot.
So, deeply learn how does the industry works is an important aspect if you willing to succeed in your niche as affiliate marketer. And can sell the right product to the right peoples with the right needs.
My Conclusion About Make Money From Affiliate Marketing
For me, blogging is not just about making money. And yeah, honestly I don’t make a lot of money for running this website. Blogging is a passion for me, and I found that sharing is beautiful. And get some rewards while doing this is just a bonus.
Anyway, that’s my shout out for how to make money from affiliate marketing for now. There is a few things that I may don’t spit it out yet but I will try to keep updating this post, or maybe I will discuss it on other post.
Okay! hope this post will useful for you guys who just get start it into affiliate marketing stuff. And for advance affiliate marketer who read this post please share your thought here. I really appreciate if you do that. Thanks! 🙂