What is Affiliate marketing? Best e-commerce Affiliate Program

what is affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online without any investment. It is a process of selling the product or service of a brand/company. In short, you will sell a product through your affiliate id to earn a small amount of commission from a company. I shall explain all the processes in an easy way, so continue reading this article.

How to earn money through Affiliate Marketing

A new company or a brand can promote its products or services in two ways. By hiring a person who has their own face value or through affiliate marketers. The company has its own perspective value. Some companies ask affiliate marketers to sell their products or service and for selling their products, the company gives a little money to the affiliate marketers. Now, I give you a few names of affiliate marketing programs. For example Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Flipkart Affiliate Marketing, Godaddy Affiliate Marketing, Hostinger affiliate program, etc.

Types of Affiliate Marketing

There are many types of Affiliate Marketing. For example, Web hosting affiliate marketing, E-commerce affiliate marketing, Service affiliate marketing, etc.

Now, there is a question!! How much money can you make from affiliate marketing?

There is no limit to generating revenue from affiliate marketing. For a beginner, it may be tough to start earning through affiliate marketing. But, after a few days, it will be easier to earn money.

How to do affiliate marketing?

I hope you understand the meaning of affiliate marketing now. Again, another question for you, Why does a person will buy anything from your affiliate link? If this question comes to your mind, then you will find a way to interact with the people. There are 3 main ways to interact with people.

  • without aiming anyone, anonymously
  • Indirect way (showing your identity)
  • Direct way ( aiming your selected people with showing your identity)

With the first method, it is very tough to make engagement with people. Because it is like throwing an arrow in the dark without aiming anything. Many beginners do this thing at first, and after a couple of days they leave out. Because they can’t earn money from it. In my opinion, it is the worst method.

Indirect way (showing your identity): Yes, you can earn a little money from this method. I mentioned showing your identity in the bracket. Why? Because in this method, you have to show your identity to build trust between you and the audience. You can share your affiliate link with a review video or a blog post about the product on the social media platform. With this trick, you will build a bond between you and your targeted audience.

Direct way ( aiming your selected people with showing your identity): A fully working method is this. Why? because with this method you will target a specific bulk of people to buy products/services from your affiliate link. But one main thing you should remember is that your niche and the customer niche should be the same. So, that your meaningful blog or video can impress them and motivate them to buy something through your affiliate link. In my opinion, the formula given below will help everyone to make money in this field.

A meaningful video + A meaningful blog = Earn money

Note: Do not create fake review videos or fake blog posts to earn money. Because the first time you will make a little money but you will lose confidence from the valuable audience.

Do you want to know how to sell a service on a blog website?

As a result, you will also lose your face value and you cannot earn money from it again.

How to start affiliate marketing?

To start affiliate marketing, you have to join an affiliate program first. Now, you will ask me “What is Affiliate Program?” Affiliate programs are nothing but that brands or companies who want to promote their product and earn more revenue. For example Amazon Affiliate Marketing program.

Now, I shall teach you how to join the Affiliate program or how to become an affiliate marketer.

How to join the Affiliate program?

At present, Amazon is the best affiliate program. Therefore, I shall teach you to join the Amazon affiliate program.

How to become an amazon affiliate?

Firstly, go to Amazon.in and scroll down to the bottom. You will see a page given below. There you will see an option for “Become an Affiliate”.Just click on that and follow the steps given below.

Amazon affiliate marketing program
Amazon Affiliate Program

Step 1: You are new to this program, so you have to sign up first. Click on sign up. Now, if you have a regular Amazon account then put in the details and sign in to fill up the form for the affiliate program.

Step 2: Under the Account information form—-> Select your address—–>Who is the main contact for this account? under this question, if you are the main person then click Yes and if you are not then click ‘no’ and submit the details.

Step 3: For U.S. tax purposes, are you a U.S. person? If you live in the US or are a US citizen then click Yes and if you do not then click No.

Step 4: Under the Websites & Mobile app list form, you have to submit your website URL or the mobile app URL. By the way, you can also submit both URLs.

Step 5: Under the profile form,

1) What is your preferred Associates’ Store ID?

Ans: You can set any name as your store ID. But keep in mind that this ID will be used as an affiliate link in the future.

2)What are your websites or mobile apps about?

Ans: Give a brief description of your website or app.

3)Which of the following topics best describes your websites or mobile apps?

Ans: Select anyone from the given category.

4)What type of Amazon items do you intend to list on your websites or mobile apps?

Ans: Just select the items you want to sell.

5)What type are your websites or mobile apps?

Ans: Select anyone from the given category.

Under traffic & monetization, fill in all the details carefully and at the end fill in the captcha. Also, do not forget to accept the contract terms and click next.

You will see a page as shown below.

Now you have to enter the tax details. You can do it later also. Now explore your affiliate dashboard. Want to know How to create an affiliate link? Leave a comment.

Benefits of Affiliate marketing

In short, you do not need any investment except time for it. I think it is the best advantage of the affiliate market. Some other benefits are also listed below.

  • No investment
  • You can do it from anywhere. (No office required)
  • No risk.
  • flexible work time
  • Passive earning

Best Free Affiliate Marketing courses available on YouTube

Free Affiliate marketing courses

Affiliate Marketing courses are in very high demand. Because start-ups are growing everywhere on the globe and every startup is trying to sell its services or products anyhow. That is why they launch their affiliate program to increase their sales.

If you are a beginner, it is the best time to take a step into this market. Take a free affiliate marketing course available on YouTube or from any other platform. I have listed some of my favorite YouTube videos below. You can also check those videos.

  1. Umer Qureshi-A teenager who is making millions almost every month.
  2. WScube Tech – A YouTube channel for digital marketing, Affiliate marketing, etc.
  3. Ferdy Korpershoek

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