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How To Promote A Website On Social Media

Many of you are pros at socializing online, you have Facebook accounts more likely. You have a huge list of family and friends, but do you know how to promote a website on social media? That is what you are going to learn today, so if you are frustrated this will get you started on the right track?

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What Is Your Main Website Goal?

I can almost bet most of you are thinking to make money, but that is the reward you receive. You want to make your main goal to engage your readers, and when you do this right, they will come back again and again.

  • The more social resources you have the better
  • Allow your followers to spread the word of your website
  • Natural and free traffic strategy
  • Ultimately will lead to more income

By focusing on engaging with your website visitors the above things are going to happen for you naturally, and it is not as difficult as many people make it out to be?

Do You Have Social Share Buttons?

I have been sharing your posts when I receive word from Goggle.com, so anyone who has liked, shared, or commented has been shared on my social pages as well.

Some of you are lacking social share buttons, and without these, you are losing social media traffic. I recommend you add a social media plugin as soon as you have the time, another advantage is you can post your own blog posts right after you publish them from your own website.

This is not only a time-saver,  but an important part of social media marketing, so if you are one without these buttons add them as quickly as you can.

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Encourage Comments

LIkes, shares, and comments are important for your ranking on the search engines, alone they make little difference, but when you are receiving all of these they can boost your rank more than you might imagine?

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Do you have a comments section at the end of your blog posts, so if you don’t you absolutely need to add one as soon as you can?  Very few people do leave comments, so these can create a huge impact on your ranking if you can encourage your readers to comment?

WordPress will send you an email every time someone comments on your website, so respond to that comment within 24 hours whenever possible.

If you notice I remind you to leave me a comment in my posts, and even though I am not receiving many comments this is a good habit to get into?

If this article has been helpful or you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment, I love to hear from my readers. Any questions, please leave me a comment and I will respond as soon as I can.

This is a good example if you wish to use this, you have my permission to copy and paste it in every one of your blog posts.

How Comments Boost Your Ranking?

The search engines rank your blog posts by how popular they are with your readers, so if you are able to get more comments this can put you one ranking higher than you would be otherwise.

When you combine your social media likes, shares, mentions, and comments along with your website traffic and comments you have a winning strategy.

Is it easy to get people to comment, absolutely not? Many are in too big of a hurry to get to their next website, and many just don’t think about commenting that is why a reminder is a good strategy.

Comment Strategy

I always make it a point to comment on any website that leaves me a comment, and you should be doing the same.  You also should be returning any social media engagement from your followers, this alone can become a very effective strategy for you and your followers.

Team up with other bloggers in your niche, so getting together with other bloggers in your niche to comment on each other’s websites is a proven strategy.

Join groups or better yet start your own group online, what better way to get comments and regular engagement on your posts than through a group or your own group?

Social Media Strategy That Works?

I have been for years promoting my websites through social media, I have never paid for advertising since starting this business. Sure it is time-consuming at first, but once you come up with a good plan it operates very smoothly.

  • 15-20 minutes tops on any social media website
  • Choose one social media website for each day instead of all of them every day works better for me.
  • Follow people who are in the same niche as you are
  • Like, share, retweet, mention, and comment regularly
  • Post your blog posts as you publish them from your website
  • Post freebies such as coupons, online courses, e-books, and even tips for your niche

 

Avoid the mistake of selling on social media, but instead, share your blog posts and support your followers. You will find with a little time of being dedicated to this strategy everything will fall in place, you have to get people to know and like you before they are ever going to buy from you.

 

 

 

What Is Social Media Used For In Business

We are really moving along with your free online course, so what is social media used for in business is your next step. I am not a really big fan of social media marketing, but it is an important part of my business marketing strategy.

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Social Media Marketing

Welcome to your first class of social media marketing, I am dedicating the next 10 blog posts to teach you the basics.  You will find the big-name companies use this strategy, and if it was not worth your time why would they be using it?

  • Branding
  • Reputation
  • Easy free strategy to become known
  • The best method to reach more people in the shortest amount of time
  • Followers
  • More website visitors
  • Increase in sales

These are only a few of the benefits you can expect,  what you want to do is become an influencer of your niche, and this is the most productive method to accomplish all of these without costing you anything but your time.

What Is Social Media?

These are high potential hotspots online where people hang out, you will find them discussing topics of all types. People naturally love to like and share what they like, so this is a free method to get your blog posts and business to more people.

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Social Media Websites With Ads

You are able to pay for advertising on these websites, and this will reach even more people than just promoting on your own page to your followers. Even though I have never used any type of paid advertising, you can use this as a shortcut if it is within your budget?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr

I am going to be focusing on the free marketing strategies in this course, but later on, I will teach you about paid advertising in the future. Since you are new to blogging you more likely are not in the position to pay for advertising, and I have been in this business for years and never paid for advertising once.

Never Depend On A Single Source Of Traffic

You are able to use just the search engines for traffic, but you will need to be patient since it will take time to start seeing any substantial income. You can speed things up more than you might imagine, you just need to the social media marketing plan.

These four are your most productive free marketing methods, I don’t use them all and  I don’t recommend you do as well. What I do is test the ones that work the best for my niche, and those are the ones I spend my free time networking on.

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Social Media Marketing Benefits

For you to be motivated to add this to your marketing plan, you really need to understand how this will benefit your business. Many people know how to use social media for personal use, but just as many lack the knowledge to use them for business effectively.

  • Effective Branding Strategy
  • Gain Trust with People
  • Show you are a Reputable Business
  • Reach more people
  • Meet Potential Customers
  • Build a Powerful Network of Followers
  • Provide Free Help to your Followers
  • Allow People to Share your Business
  • Increase your Sales
  • Effective Traffic Strategy
  • Increases your Ranking with the Search Engines

You will not be just hanging out on social media, and if you do that will be wasting your valuable time? You got to have a plan, and that is what the next 10 lessons are going to be focusing on.

Social Media Marketing Tips

I am going to share just a few tips to give you a better idea of what you are going to learn, and I hope this encourages you to bookmark my website in your browser?  Sign up for my automatic notifications or follow my blog posts, you always might want to follow me on social media to see how it is done for real?

I suggest you join all of these for the future lessons coming up, but once you find the ones that are the most productive that is where you want to be spending your time. There are only so many hours per day, and the average person just is not able to be active in all of these.

So what we will be doing is putting my free strategies into action on each of these, and once we find the ones that are the most productive those are the ones we will be focusing the most on.

Are You Ready To Start Being Social?

This is a big step for your business success, you will find every successful business on at the least some of these websites. So until my next article, you have some homework to do, but if you are not ready to be social quite yet bookmark my website on your browser.

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Google Analytics All About

What is Google Analytics all about, you are now ready to start receiving information from your website. This free Google tool is going to do that for you, so let us learn more about this free website data tool and how to get started?

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What Google Analytics Is All About?

Simply this is your free ticket to tracking and understanding your website visitors, you can learn what they are interested in. How long they are spending on your website, and just about anything you want and need to know.

Ready To Create Your Account?

All you need to create your free account is a Google account, so if you are joining us in the middle of this training course you might need to create your Google account before you can get started?

The first step is you need a name for your account, you can use a business name, personal name, or anything that works for you. I just want to mention you can have more than one website, so as your business grows you simply add new websites to monitor using this free data tool.

what is google analytics all about

Next, you will need to select your data account sharing. I always select them all, but what you wish to share is totally up to you.

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Next, you will want to choose the website option, and the other option is an app if that happens to apply to you instead?

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You are now ready for the last step, so now you just add your property that will be your website.

what is google analytics all about

Once you fill out the information above you have completed the process, so just be sure to click on the Create Button.

Now Comes The Fun Part

After you click on the create button, you will be provided a code. You will need to install this code on your website next.

what is google analytics all about

The next step is to copy and paste your code on your website using the  All In One SEO plugin we installed at the beginner of this course.

what is google analytics all about

You are now on the dashboard of your website, and the image above is what you should see. After you click on general settings you will be scroll down the page until you see the image below.

what is google analytics all about

Save your changes and you are all set up for Google Analytics to begin working for you, you will find it can take up to as long as 24 hours for any data to appear in your account.

If you go back to Google Analytics this is what you should see,  and this is normal so you did nothing incorrect.

what is google analytics all about

 

That competes you Google Analytics set up, now was that not easy by using the All In One SEO plugin?

Installing Google Analytic Code By Hand

If you are not using this plugin as we installed together earlier in this course, you need not worry I am going to guide you on how to do this by hand. This is the old method used when I started in this business, even though it is not the safest method for beginners if you are careful you can accomplish it on your own.

Go to your dashboard to your settings, you will want to click on the editor tab.

Now you are in the editor, so on your left look for the Header PHP tag, and this is where you will install the code.

Right after the <head/> tag before the <body> tag is where to insert your code, so be sure to do this correctly so Google Analytics is able to collect your data. Be sure to update before leaving the editor

Not so difficult to do after all, so that completes the Google Analytics training. We have come a long way in this course, so if you are just joining us you can go back to the beginning of the course to play catch up.

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How To Monetize Your Website To Make Money

You learned about Google Adsense last time, and some of you might have already signed up? I don’t want to tell you what to do, so I am leaving that up to you. How to monetize your website to make money is today’s topic, so I am sure you are really starting to become motivated to earn some income?

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Affiliate Marketing Vs Google Adsense

As you know I chose to use affiliate marketing over Google Adsense, and if you need to be reminded of the main reason I think it makes your site appear spammy.  You can use both of these methods or just one, so the question today is which is going to earn your more money?

If you have chosen good affiliate programs, affiliate marketing can be a very good choice, but either of these methods will fail unless you focus on traffic first.  Writing blogs are your best traffic sources along with social media, so if you are not experiencing high traffic it really is time you make that your main priority?

Surprise Google Is Not Paying You

Did you use the Google Adsense calculator in the last article, and if you did you should have an idea how much you can earn with that program?

Google is not paying you for those ads on your website, but advertisers such as big companies and surprise even affiliate marketers.

They tempt you with this opportunity because you are doing the work for them, and in return, you might earn as much as $1.00 per click on the ads?

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Affiliate Marketing

By using affiliate marketing most of you can earn much more than that, you just need to choose the best affiliate programs for beginners. Once you get some experience, you can join up with high-paying programs, so by being patient you are growing your business one blog post at a time.

Your average AdSense earnings if you are lucky is approximately 70 cents per click, so unless you have a lot of clicks really how productive is this going to be for your bank account? This also can turn people against your website, many people don’t like ads when trying to learn on blog sites?

The average earning from affiliate programs once you become established is $20.00 and up, but of course, you will have to learn how by learning from me.

Here Are Your Choices?

  • Both advertising ads with affiliate marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing exclusive
  • Advertising exclusive

If you desire to give both of these a try go for it, and you can find out for yourself which method is the best for your niche? I can tell you the majority of bloggers end up only promoting high-paying affiliate programs, and get off of the Google Adsense program.

Test from your own experience is what I recommend if you are not sure, but 7 out of 10 bloggers end up choosing affiliate marketing the majority of the time.

We Learn From Experimenting

There is no better learning method than experimenting with your options and strategies, so don’t fear trying new things if they interest you.  I am providing you affiliate marketing training, so you already know which one has been the most productive for me?

Here is a  little thank you gift for reading my article today, and I really do appreciate everyone who is supporting this website. You have to have faith not only in me, but you also must have faith in yourself to succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is The Google Adsense Program

If you are new to blogging this might be interesting for you, I am going to introduce you to something new today? What is the Google Adsense program is another method to earn revenue, and for anyone with this intention this might be something to learn more about?

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How Google Adsense Works?

You are at the point that you are ready to start making money, so besides your affiliate programs in your blog posts, there is another option. That option is Google Ads, you can get paid by allowing these on your website. Let us see how this works, and then you can decide if this is right for you?

  • Earn by putting other people’s ads on your website
  • When people click on these ads Google pays you
  • You will add code on your website to insert the ads
  • Simply when someone clicks on one of the ads you earn revenue
  • These ads are relevant to your niche, so this encourages your readers to click on the ads.
  • The more traffic you are receiving the more you are able to earn

Why I Don’t Use Google Adsense?

Before I share with you how to apply with Google Adsense, you might be wondering why there are none of these ads on my website. I don’t use ads on any of my websites, and I don’t even insert banners.

This is a personal choice every blogger has to make, and there is no right or wrong choice.  I prefer to keep my website clean in appearance, so ads and banners can be seen as spammy.

You can give people the impression you are only interested in money, and my websites are intended to provide information to my readers rather than pushing my products and services at them.

With That Out Of The Way Let Us Continue

I am going to guide you on creating your Google Adsense account, so that is what the remainder of this article is going to be about. If you have no interest in this, you might want to move on. Even if you are not sure about this, you might want to read the article anyway?

Google Adsense Sign Up Page

  • Set up a Google account if you don’t already have one, and if you have one you are ready to begin.
  • Provide them your preferred website URL, and if you have more than one website choose the one that has the most traffic.
  • Before you apply be sure you have high-quality blog posts on your website to get approved.
  • You will need a minimum of 15 blog posts, so with any less, you should work on writing more articles before applying.
  • The more content the better your chances are, and this content needs to be indexed by Google.

That is the entire process of applying for Google Adsense, and once you apply you must be patient until they contact you. I really stress your need for high-quality content to be approved, so if you are not yet accomplishing this don’t waste your time.

How Much Can You Earn?

Every website is different, so what matters the most is how much traffic your website receives. It also makes a difference if your visitors are seriously interested in your niche, so to give you a better idea I have provided you the link to the Adsense Earnings Calculator.

Google Adsense Online Courses

If you are interested in learning strategies for Goggle Adsense, you have access to over 9,000 online courses to choose from. Here are a few to give you an idea if this is worth your time, and I thank you for reading my article on Google Adsense today.

  • Everything you need to know about Google Adsense & YouTube
  • Best Seller working from home with Google Adsense
  • Learn Google Adsense & YouTube Video
  • Google Adsense Masterclass 2021
  • Google Adsense Implementation-WordPress for Beginners 2021

These are only the top five on the page, and you will find these to be very affordable.  If you are interested, you can go directly to them by clicking on this link.

What Real Bloggers Are Saying

I choose these randomly, so I have no idea what these bloggers are talking about. People on my social media pages seem to really enjoy reading from other bloggers, so I thought maybe this would interest some of you as well.

Another Training Under Your Belt

We are now getting into how to earn revenue, so the articles are short but important for many of you. I thank you for supporting my website, and I enjoy providing you this information.

 

 

 

How To Write A Product Review Template

It has been four days since my last article, so what have you accomplished since then? I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment on what you have been up to? Moving right along, we are going to learn how to write a product review template, so whenever you are ready let’s begin?

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Providing Help Over Selling

The first thing to be successful in affiliate marketing is to put your readers first, so when you are writing your blog posts provide as much valuable information as possible.

  • Help people make wise purchasing decisions
  • The more information you provide the more success you will have
  • Avoid at all costs pushing products and services at your readers
  • Your main goal is to gain your reader’s trust

These are your main goals when writing blog posts, and this includes when you are writing product reviews as well.

Creating Your Product Review

Before you jump into writing your review there are some things you need to understand, so we are going to discuss the two types of product reviews you can choose to write next.

Single Product Reviews

This is simply information about any single product or service, and this is the most simple review for beginners.

Multiple Product Reviews

You will be writing about more than one product or service, you can provide information on both separately or compare them to one another for your readers. With this type of review, you will want to go with between three to ten products. I prefer to use three products myself, you might find as I have more than three overloads too much information for many people.

Creating Your Product Review Template

For beginners you will find creating a sort of a template or guide will make this easier for you, and as you get experienced writing these will become natural for you.

  • Rank each of your products on your preferred scale
  • Description of your product or services
  • Positive and Negative of each one
  • How much does each one cost
  • Does the product provide any type of guarantee
  • Specifications of your product
  • Be honest with your readers is the key to gaining trust

This is a basic template or guide bloggers use, but you are not bound to this in any way. In fact, you can be unique as you wish as long as you are providing valuable information to your readers about each product you are reviewing.

Basic Beginners Template Guide

  • 114 Words Minimum
  • 9 Paragraphs
  • 9 Headings

This is a minimum recommendation that bloggers use, you are able to write more words, paragraphs, and headings if you choose.

New Product Reviews

You will find writing reviews on new products in your niche to be the most productive, and the reason is not many people have purchased this product. If you can be one of the first to review new products, you can most often be ranked on the first page of the search engines.

How To Find New Products First?

This might sound like a lot of work, but actually, you can allow Google to do the work for you.  What you want to do is create a Google Alert, and here is the link to go there right now.

how to write a product review template

As the image shows you how to create your alert, you just type in the create alert search box New + Your Niche and then click on the create alert button.

If you are interested in doing reviews on specific products in your niche such as the example basketball shoes, you just type in the product instead of your niche.

Product Review Scams

You can also do reviews on scam alerts to your readers as well, and then you can recommend a legitimate product or service instead. This is another strategy that works for bloggers in every niche, so now you know the basic strategies of writing product reviews.

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How to Write the Best Product Reviews

$19.99

I recommend this course for beginners only

This course includes:

  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

If you are new to product reviews, the course can help you with everything you need to get started.

  • If you are a student and want to improve your writing skills, the course can teach you a different type of writing which is not studied in most universities but is constantly growing online.
  • If you are a copywriter, the course will help you improve your own portfolio within the product review niche.
  • Affiliate marketers will learn how to write for the readers.
  • Bloggers will get a structured approach to a type of writing which needs minimal structure and which can improve their expertise as a reviewer and attract more readers.

You will learn how to write a memorable product review that aims to help consumers make informed decisions. How many people can say that about their work?

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

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I am sorry there were no free online courses for writing product reviews, and this is for beginners. If you are not a beginner pass up this course, I don’t want to see you waste your time.

Facebook Banned my Website!

Learn from other bloggers, you can hear from someone who got their website banned from Facebook. This will provide you information on what not to do or this might happen to you, so you can read Facebook Banned my Website if you wish to.

Never Stop Learning

You must never stop learning to succeed in this business, so I hope you will keep reading my articles to keep learning from me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is The Best Affiliate Program For Beginners

What is the best affiliate program for beginners, I hear this all the time.  As much as I feel the most popular program is taking advantage of new bloggers, you will find that Amazon is many people’s first choice.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

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Why Beginners Choose Amazon?

The main reason so many people starting out choose Amazon is they are well-known, and another reason is they provide products for any niche you are promoting. You should know they are one of the lowest-paid affiliate programs, but this is not even taken as a factor when beginners choose their first affiliate program.

  • The largest program in the world
  • Products within every niche
  • Pays  you only 1-10% commission
  • 24-hour cookie

Even though I feel the owner who happens to be a millionaire is taking advantage of beginners, you can go to Amazon and check it out for yourself.

What About eBay?

This is a very close competitor to Amazon and a very good alternative for someone starting out new, you will find they actually have a lot to offer you as an affiliate. They are a good choice to consider, so let us learn more about them? Learn more about eBay Partner Network

  • Open your own eBay Store
  • eBay Auctions
  • Find amazing deals
  • Bargain hunt with eBay’s best offers
  • Free eBay Course
  • The bidding feature allows you to pay what you want
  • Offers frequent weekly, seasonal, and brand-specific discounts
  • Buy It Now feature means you can make instant purchases as well

Are you curious about what kind of deals you can offer your customers, so here is the link that will take you directly to their Daily Deals page. 

People Often Overlook Overstock

This is another good choice for you to consider, and if you are not familiar with this store here are some facts you should know.

  • Club-O-Gold rewards program means you get free shipping, and 5% back of each order
  • Has a “Deals” page so you can see what’s on sale instantly
  • Is committed to community responsibility, including their Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Best Friends Animal Society
  • Hand-crafted artesian merchandise
  • New products are sold here as well
  • 65% of your sales go back to the artists

I am sure you are interested in their affiliate program, so that is what I am going to provide you next.

  • Earn up to 6% commission on all products
  • 14-day referral period
  • Weekly deals, offers, and coupons
  • Dedicated affiliate and agency team
  • Paid media opportunities
  • Exclusive partner offers available
  • One of the top home category destinations on the Internet
  • Free access to the Overstock data feeds available in both. CSV and. XML formats
  • Access to Overstock large assortment of products including Apparel & Accessories, Games, Electronics & Computers, Home & Garden, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Handmade Goods, and more!

Even though 6% is not going to get you rich, you will find many of their products are unique. The Overstock Affiliate Program surprised me, I experienced my links to convert very well promoting them.

 

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The Leader In The Tech World

Newegg is another one many people forget about, and actually, if you are in the tech niche this is one of your best programs to join.

  • Specializes in electronics and tech only
  • Has a daily deal
  • Has free 3-day (or quicker) shipping on all orders
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops
  • Televisions
  • Digital cameras
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Price match guarantee

If you are promoting tech products this is the one program you want to check out, and below is what I could find about their program.

  • Free to join
  • Generous commissions
  • Reputable retailer
  • Known for their computer hardware and tech gadgets
  • Computer electronics
  • Gaming
  • e-Sports
  • Drones
  • Tech toys
  • Health tech
  • Affiliate Tools
  • Easy-to-use text and banner links
  • The award-winning customer service team
  • Dedicated affiliate team for additional support
  • Detailed product catalog updated multiple times daily
  • RSS feeds
  • Deep-linking for creating direct affiliate links to any product on our site

I have never used this program myself, but just what I have shared with you tempts me. If I ever start a tech niche, I am for sure going to be joining Newegg’s Affiliate Program.

The Best Deals In Electronics

Your next possibility specialized in the best deals in the electronic niche, so if this is your thing you will want to check this one out. The company is no stranger to you I am sure, so this program is through Best Buy.

  • Top deals
  • Deal of the day
  • Appliances
  • TV
  • Home theater
  • Computers
  • Tablets
  • Cell phones
  • Audio
  • Video games
  • Music
  • Movies
  • GPS
  • Car electronics
  • Wearable technology
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Personal care
  • Home furniture
  • Office furniture
  • Smart home
  • Security
  • WiFi
  • Best Buy Outlet
  • Best Buy for Business

Are you starting to see there are other options than just Amazon, I think beginners take the easy way out by not researching for alternatives? You will provide a better shopping experience for your customers by promoting a specialty in your niche, so don’t settle for a lower commission before you check out what is available.

Best Buy Affiliate Program

  • Easy to join
  • Free opportunity
  • Leader in the electronic niche
  • Large selection of affiliate tools
  • A brand people trust
  • New banners every week
  • Lots of deals for your customers

Could this be your better choice than Amazon, and only you can make this decision? I have provided you some of the better alternatives, so now if you are interested apply for the Best Buy Affiliate Program. 

 

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Back To Amazon

For those of you who just have your heart set on Amazon, I am going to walk you through the process. Before I do that you need to know, you should wait to join their program until you have steady traffic to your website. If you don’t receive the required sales within their time period, they will bump you off of the affiliate program.

How To Add Amazon To Your Website

Once you are accepted you have access to all of their products, but remember to only promote those within your niche. You are able to search for specific merchandise through their product search feature, here is an example of a search for basketballs.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

Below is an image of your results searching for basketballs, I am sure this will help you much better than me just telling you how it works?

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

If you follow the red arrow, you will be able to click on that to receive your product affiliate link. The diagram below will show you how to get your code, and if this is helping you please leave me a comment.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

We are going to be inserting this on our website, you will want to insert this code in the HTML tab of your page.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

The following code above is for a text plus an image, and this is the most productive link most bloggers will use.  To insert this on your website you will copy and paste this code, and if you need to refer back to my last article on How to Place  Affiliate Links in an Article. do so

After you copy and paste the code, your basketball promotion will appear something like this, but you will need to publish your article for some themes before you can see this.

what is the best affiliate program for beginners

Success

You have just inserted your first Amazon link, so if this is the program you are going with, you now understand how the process works. I have provided you quite a bit of information in this article, so take your time reading it several times if you need to. I always bookmark important information on my favorites on my browser, so you might want to do the same if this is something you want to refer back to another time?

 

 

 

Where To Place Affiliate Links In An Article

You should have some affiliate programs through networks by now, and the last post was about joining independent programs. Now you are ready to start promoting your products and services, so where to place affiliate links in an article is what you will learn today.

where to place affiliate links in an article

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. Read my affiliate disclosure to learn more.

 

Affiliate Program Links

Once you joined the programs of your choice, you will receive text links and banner links to promote the products and services. For those of you who are new let us go over the process quickly, I want everyone to understand how this works.

  • I visit your website and start reading your content
  • Then I become interested in some information that you shared in your post
  • I see you have an affiliate link, so I click on it to get more information
  • The link takes me to your merchant’s product or service page
  • I decide this is something I want to purchase, so I buy it from the merchant’s page.
  • Once the sale goes through and the merchant receives the payment, you will receive the approved commission,

Now everyone reading this article should understand the process much better, let us go find your affiliate links to get started promoting your products and services.

How To Find Your Affiliate Links?

The majority of merchants provide you a link to your affiliate account, and here is where you will find all your promotional materials.  As with networks usually, your links will be on the network website, and even though everyone is a little different this is generally how it works.

My Blogging Affiliate Program

I will use my blogging affiliate program as an example, so anyone who happened to join will know how to get started. No matter where you are on the website your affiliate links are close by, you will find them at the top of the page on the right side.

Just look for the $ icon on the right on the top header bar, you will want to click on the icon to be taken to your affiliate menu. Just look for program details, and click on that.

where to place affiliate links in an article

Once you click on program details you will find your affiliate link at the very top of this page, you can’t mistake it just look for This is your Affiliate Link. I am even going to show you below what to look for, so you will make no mistakes when you get on the page.

where to place affiliate links in an article

At the end of any affiliate link you will find your id code, and for my blogging affiliate program just follow the arrow. Every program sets this up the same, so you can always know what your code is with each and every program that you join.

Inserting Your Link In Your Article

You decide the best place to insert a text link in your article to take your visitors to the product or service page, and once you choose the text you will want to highlight it. After you highlight it you will go to your link icon to insert the link, I have inserted a diagram to help you understand this process easier.

where to place affiliate links in an article

 

Step to the left shows highlighting your desired text, and in this example we highlighted Amazon.com. Then to the right is your second step, and the red arrow shows you the link icon you click on to insert your affiliate link into. To highlight your text you just right-click your mouse button and go over the text you want to be highlighted.

where to place affiliate links in an article

You will just copy and paste your affiliate link as the diagram above shows you, and you are able to type it in instead if you desire to.  Next, click the blue button with the arrow to insert your link. Now your link is now added, I always click on the little star symbol to the right to edit, What I do is set for the page to open in a new tab, you don’t ever want to take your visitors from your website if possible.

Are There Better Places To Insert Your Links?

I rarely insert more than 3 affiliate links in one article, and if you go link crazy it will hurt your ranking. One more thing I rarely if ever use are banners, you will find text links are way more effective than banners to get you sales.

  • Your first link should be within the first few paragraphs, and this works for the eager beaver who wants to check your link and then head off to the next website.
  • My second link I place about the middle of my article, and this is most often in a paragraph providing information about a product or service.
  • The third and last link I place about two paragraphs from the last paragraph, you will find placing any closer to the end of your article will receive very few if any clicks.

I am going to explain in more detail about banners versus text links, so don’t rush off quite yet.

where to place affiliate links in an article

Why Banners Are Less Effective Today?

Think about when you are on a website such as this one, let us pretend my images are banners. You can pretty much tell exactly what you are going to find by clicking on them, so unless someone is really interested they more likely will not be clicking on your banners.

Why Text Links Are Your Bread And Butter?

When you see a text link on my website, for example, you have a little bit of an idea of what you might find.  Curiosity will more likely get to you, and you will just have the urge to see what is hiding behind that text link for sure.

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Text Links Lead To More Sales

When someone clicks on your affiliate link it takes them to a merchant’s page, and even if they don’t purchase that product or service you still can make a sale. Anything they purchase will be credited to you, so if they buy something else you receive credit for that as well.

Amazon And Amazon Alternatives

The next lesson is going to be on Amazon and alternatives to Amazon since these are the best programs for beginners to get their feet wet and start earning from. I am going to write you an article strictly on these, so now might be a good time to sign up for my article notification alerts. You don’t want to fall behind after coming so far from my lessons, and they are going to start to become more intense from now on.

 

Beginners Guide To Learn Affiliate Marketing

The beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing is on individual affiliate programs, and our last lesson was on joining affiliate networks. You should have joined at least one of them by now, and if not make that the next priority of your to-do list.  Now you are going to get acquainted with company affiliate programs, so be sure to read this carefully.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

If you are interested in learning more about affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure to understand it more clearly.

Independent Affiliate Programs

You can find companies in every niche with affiliate programs, and the image above of WordPress is a perfect example. You can go to their website WordPress.com, and apply to be an affiliate to promote their products on your website. This is the same for many other business websites, so don’t depend on networks entirely.

  • Website Plans
  • Premium Themes
  • Paid Plugins

These are three products/services you can take advantage of simply by joining their program,  and you will not find this opportunity on any network as far as I know?

Indie Affiliate Programs

Another example is my blogging community, you are able to join as a Free Starter Member. You can promote their affiliate program without ever having to upgrade to a paid member, so many people do join just to become an affiliate.

  • Earn every time someone joins through your affiliate link
  • As a free starter member, you can earn $117.50 per year for every person who signs up through your link and upgrades to a premium member.
  • As a premium member, you will earn $235.00 per year per person, so this really can add up for anyone who is good at referring people to join.
  • 1 out of 8 people who join as a free starter member usually upgrades, so that is not really a bad percentage.
  • There is an earning calculator in your affiliate area you can figure exactly how much you can earn, and all you have to do to join is become a Free Starter Member which costs you nothing but your email address.

By any chance, if anyone is interested in joining this affiliate program, you can sign up in a matter of a few seconds.

Create Your Free Affiliate Account 

So this is another good example of an indie affiliate program,  and you are going to learn today how to find more of these on your own.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

How To Find Affiliate Programs On Your Own?

There are millions of these just waiting for you to join, and I want to make it clear a legitimate program will never charge you to become an affiliate. Stay clear of any that want to charge you, and with that off my chest let us teach you how to find programs in your niche.

A step-by-step course, along with my one-on-one consultation, on Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.

Let Us Visit Our Old Friend Mr. Google

Once again we are going to use Google to help us find what we are searching for, and this time instead of possible keywords, we are going to search for affiliate programs in the fitness equipment niche.

  • Here is the secret formula what to type into the search bar
  • fitness equipment + affiliate program

Now, all we do is wait for the results, and here are the results our old friend found for us.

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

so we can go down the list of results and check out any of them for affiliate programs, so this is really an easy method to do your research without you doing too much work.

How To Do Your First Search On Your Own

You will do the same as I did in the example only replace fitness equipment with your own niche, but remember to add the + affiliate program after your niche.

Once you do your search you will want to research each one that interests you the most until you find at least two to join, and remember to consider the prices of the products plus the commission to get an idea of how much you possibly can earn.

How To Choose Your Affiliate Products?

I am not able to choose your products for you, but I am able to provide you some things to consider, so I hope what I have learned over the years is helpful? You can always leave me a comment if you have something to share, and now are you ready to learn more?

  • Choose your products by the value they will provide your customers, you should be inserting ones in your blog posts that are solutions to the problem.
  • Would you purchase this merchandise for yourself, and if I am not willing to invest the money into a product why would my customers?
  • Always be sure to check the reputation of the company before you join their program, you never want to be promoting a dishonest company.
  • Considering the cost and the commission are you going to earn enough to have been worth your time, you never want to promote a product you are only going to earn a few cents from a sale.
  • When possible go for recurring commission products, you will be earning from that one sale over and over as long as the customer doesn’t cancel their subscription.

 

These are things I consider myself before joining any program, you might think selling low-priced bargain deals is a great strategy. I used to think that way myself, but you will soon learn you can’t earn enough from bargain deals to be worth your time.

 

beginners guide to learn affiliate marketing

What Type Of Product To Sell?

The last thing you will need to consider is the type of product, you have several options you can go with. You will want to take them into consideration before joining any programs, here are the types you have to go with?

  • Digital
  • Physical
  • Services

Nothing Wrong With Starting Small

There is nothing wrong with starting with small less expensive merchandise as a traffic strategy, I usually use this myself with any new business I startup. Just make sure there are more expensive products available that are in demand within your niche, you don’t want to start a dollar store and then after months of hard work find out you are never going to make the amount of monthly income you are working towards.

Did This Help You Understand Better?

The whole point of these articles is to help you understand this business better, you should by now have your business coming into a good strategy. Even though you are just getting started with adding products and services in your articles, you should pat yourself on your back you have come a long way from my first article.

 

 

 

What Is The Easiest Way To Earn Money Online

What is the easiest way to earn money online, you need to know before reading any further there is no easy way. Every opportunity online takes work, so if you are looking for a magic solution to get rich this is not the article for you. Today I am going to assist you with choosing affiliate program networks, so when you are ready let us get started learning?

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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure ComplianceThese rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

Feel free to read my affiliate disclosure 

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.

 

Thank You For Your Support

Before I begin this article, I wish to thank everyone who has been supporting my website. This does provide me motivation and inspiration, so you are very much appreciated for all the support you have provided me.

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Affiliate Marketing

You are now ready to start researching for affiliate program networks to join, and these are just as important as researching your keywords. If you read my last post on how to research for blogs, you are on your way to experiencing traffic and sales. Now it is time to start choosing the best affiliate programs within your niche, so each of you will be joining different programs depending on the topic of your website.

  • Over ten thousand affiliate programs online
  • Millions of products and services to choose from
  • Anything you can purchase online you can find programs to promote

 

This information should motivate and inspire you all, you can see the sky is the limit. You can join as many of these as you desire to, so there is only one thing stopping you and that is YOU.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

For anyone who might be new to affiliate marketing, I am going to give you a quick summary of how this works.

  • Research for the best programs to join in your niche
  • The affiliate program will provide you links to insert in your blog posts and on your website
  • Text links and banners are the most common affiliate links provided
  • Anyone who visits your website and clicks on one of your affiliate links will be taken to a specific page, and this all depends on what product or service you are promoting.
  • You can also direct them to the main homepage with most programs, but taking them to a product or service page is the most effective.

So that is the basic idea of how this works, but next, I am going to explain this in even more detail.

How Much Do You Earn?

Every program pays a different commission to their affiliates, you will find this can be from a very low commission of a few % up to a very high commission of 50% and even more.

  • How much commission does the program pay
  • For low-paying commissions, you must sell high-priced products and services to earn a good profit.
  • Amazon pays one of the lowest commissions online, but they provide you with almost every product.
  • Many beginners are limited to programs that will accept them, so that is the reason Amazon can pay you so little compared to other companies.

Once you have six months under your belt, you are able to apply for higher-paying programs. So most beginners have no choice but to accept working for peanuts, but if you take the extra time you can find programs in your niche that will pay more and will accept new bloggers.

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Affiliate Networks

What are affiliate networks, you will find as a beginner network will save you valuable time?  You have access to a large number of companies all in one place,  and the majority of them will accept you despite your lack of experience.

  • CJ Affiliate
  • Awin
  • Share a Sale
  • ClickBank

You will find these networks are the most popular to join, and CJ Affiliate is the largest of them all. ClickBank is primarily only for digital products, you will find out digital products pays much higher commission than physical products. This is something to consider when choosing a network, so these will provide you a good start if you are interested in joining affiliate networks?

Join At Least One Affiliate Network

It is always a good thing to join at least one of these, and even if you don’t need one now. You can have this as a backup, so I suggest you join one network to get started in affiliate marketing.

  • Choose programs that provide products you have trust in
  • Never promote a product or service unrelated to your niche
  • By checking your competitor’s websites you can find possible programs to promote
  • Knowing your desired audience makes choosing programs less complicated
  • Consider the commission plus the price of the product
  • Higher priced products are always worth promoting to earn more income

These are some suggestions to help you start choosing affiliate programs in the network of your choice, so be sure to jot these down or bookmark this article.

What You Will Learn Next?

In the next lesson, you are going to learn about independent affiliate programs. So being a member of a network will provide you resources until then, and you can find many companies that have their own programs you can join. So that is what I am going to teach you in my next article, so until then start shopping for programs in the network of your choice.

Are You Learning From Me?

I would love to hear from you, so how many of you are finding my articles easy to understand? You can leave me a comment to let me know, and again I thank you all for supporting my website.