Now that you know you need a site and good content, what's all that without traffic? Online traffic is what makes your money - the more the visitors, the more possibility for conversions or sales. For getting targeted visitors, you need to identify the right keywords to create content around them to drive traffic. Many recommend long tail keywords, which are search phrases, and they garner more targeted hits and guarantee better conversion.
The key is to keep the site updated, free from errors and up and running always. Tracking the progress, many visitors, responding to comments and whatnot, is all vital. You can offer free videos, tutorials, or documents for regular visitors. Most of us love freebies - so as long as they're useful and relevant, your visitors are going to stay loyal. Give them what you like and they like, it is a win-win situation! There's nothing wrong with trial and error - no one gets it right the first time.
The best part about being a Click Bank affiliate is that you don't need anything. Anything and everything you ever need as an affiliate; Click Bank offers - account, affiliate id, etc. You don't even need a website if you don't want one since there are ways to work around it.
This is how the entire process works:
You create an account in Click Bank, and you get a nickname, which will also be your affiliate id. It's needed for tracking your earnings. The account creation is free. Choose one that you wouldn't mind flaunting, as it reflects you.
Now, search the marketplace for products and pick the ones you want to promote. You could pick them based on type, product or keyword.
Now, use the "create hop link" option to go to your affiliate link. Here, you will see the goods or vendors you have chosen to promote and the commission you can get.
Now, enter your nickname in the "Click Bank Nickname" field and wait for the link to appear. This is the link you will be using to promote the product(s) you just chose.
Once someone decides to buy the product, Click Bank handles the rest, and your commission is automatically sent to you, every two weeks. You can either get it as a check or bank deposit.
Ready to get started?
Steps for Success
To be successful with Affiliate Marketing, here are a few key steps to follow. It is a good idea to monitor the order for best results, instead of skipping a few steps for quick results and getting none or falling short.
Picking your Niche: This is a vital step that should be done with care and caution. Never rush this, as it is your base and will decide whether or not you will succeed! Pick your passion and expertise, for best results. More on this in our future posts!
Developing Your Online Real Estate/Website: Now, the second step is building your online property - your site. You should get this right for drawing traffic and getting conversions. We will go over more in detail in our future posts.
Promote: Now that your site is ready, it is time to improve it and garner traffic. Do you know how to get in traffic? No worries, we will be explaining more about this later.
Now is the time to pick your products. A niche is different from products, which you would have known by now. You could choose one or more products and promote them, though make sure you go through every other step with adequate time for each.
Last but not the least - promote your products!
Dos and Don't of Affiliate Marketing
When you are starting off, it could be confusing, or there could be an information overload with you trying out or hearing different stuff. So, let's skim through a few basic dos and donuts, shall we?
Pick products that are good and what you would personally choose to buy. You can market what you believe in and know better, than something you aren't sure approximately. That's true, isn't it? You don't have to buy, though owning it will help you market it better.
Most firms offer tutorials and ideas to help their affiliates fare better. They even give suggestions on keywords, and some fixed also provide a relationship manager who can be of assistance.
Always make sure your hop links are working.
Try new techniques and always assess if they work, before fully investing your time in them.
Be willing to make changes and amendments as necessary.
Now let's look at a few Don't
Never resort to spamming for promotions.
Never resort to advertising campaigns with a negative slant - Is this "Product" a Hoax?
Never promise gifts or special offers for your visitors if they go through your hop link because ClickBank doesn't like it! Play by their rules.
Don't expect quick money. You will do better putting in your time and energy for lasting results, than immediate results that vanish and earn you a negative hit on Google!
Don't resort to black or gray hat marketing methods.