Wondering how a bloggers website drive revenue?
Many of us might have this question. Even I had when I started with digital marketing and used to see so many blogs on the internet. It was very difficult for me to understand how a blogger earns for livelihood.
When I started learning digital marketing, I came across so many new terms like affiliate, affinity, retargeting, remarketing, etc. Though the meaning of this words can be understood, how these term works was a question? So, I started learning more about this words.
In this blog, I will explain about affiliate marketing at its core. It is simply defined as a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. From the definition, it is clear to understand about affiliate marketing. However, we need to know how it works? and how can we become an affiliate?
Traffic to your website plays very important role. One can drive traffic from various sources like AdWords, Search Engine, Email Marketing, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. However, this is not all sources to get traffic from. Affiliate term here takes you to other sources. Many websites get paid to promote someone else’s products or services on their own platform. This money may be commission you earn for their product sale or premium lead generation by the traffic sent from your website.
How to become an Affiliate?
In many companies and SAS companies websites, there will be a link for the affiliate. It may be hidden in the footer or bottom corner or at the top of the navigation bar of the website. Click on that link and you will find more details about affiliation.
Now, let’s move towards the affiliate networks which actually provides access to you for their program. Affiliate networks consolidate all your payment from the different merchant in one account. This makes you easily manage your affiliate account. You can also search for this affiliate networks on Google. Some of the affiliate networks are:
Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest internet based retailer in The United States. It’s Affiliate Network called Amazon Associates, allows you to tap into over a million products to advertise to your customers.
Formerly Commission Junction, CJ Affiliate by Conversant reaches millions of consumers shopping online through their affiliate marketing network. The Conversant, Inc. companies include `Commission Junction, Dotomi, GreyStripe, Mediaplex and ValueClick Media.
Impact Radius was founded in 2008 by a team of Internet marketing and technology experts who previously founded Commission Junction, Savings.com and LeadPoint.
ShareASale has been in business for 15 years, exclusively as an affiliate marketing network. Their technology receives accolades for speed, efficiency and accuracy – and their reputation as a fair and honest business is well-known within the industry.
Either you can send a request to join or let them reach you. However, they will ask you for affiliation only if your blogs are well-known and have a good number of visitors on your website.
Actions to Take Care:
1. Look for the Top Affiliate Programs and Networks to join them. Simply you need to fill a form full filling their requirements.
2. If you have a niche website it will be very easy for you to get it done by sending an email for approval.
3. Your request should not be any fake or contain a fraudulent procedure.
4. Try digital marketing by running paid Ads on Facebook, Google, etc. in order to get traffic not only for your blog but also for your partner.
5. You can also use integrated digital marketing method to get more traffic and make affiliate marketing successful.
Affiliate Marketing has helped to earn a lot of money to many businesses, digital marketers, bloggers, etc. I have seen people earning in lakh of rupees within a month and this keeps going on. This was from my knowledge. What I learn I share with help of this blog to others. Hope this will help you out and encourage to earn more money. Leave a comment below if you have any query or want to know more about it.