Amazon Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
Monday, July 20, 2020
Amazon Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
Make sure you read this article ‘till the end because I will be sharing with you a lot of tips that I’ve learned of doing affiliate marketing for the last several years. I have been doing affiliate marketing for over seven years now, and I have gained in-depth experience to impart guidance to the beginners coming to the arena of affiliate marketing. Now let us come to the big question: what is "Amazon Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2020.”
In affiliate marketing, there are mainly three parties are involved. They are the merchant, the affiliate network –here it is Amazon, and the affiliate, that is you. You will be promoting the products of the Merchant through a special Affiliate Link provided by Amazon.
When someone purchases a product through your affiliate link, you get a commission, that is, you make money. Now in my affiliate marketing tutorial, I will show you step-by-step on how to sign up to the Amazon affiliate network, how to generate your affiliate links, how to promote these links to thousands of people for free and then make money from your links. Most of the major organizations utilize affiliate marketing to drive customers. Be it Amazon, Flip kart, Snapdeal, Ola, Uber, Swiggy, FoodPanda, Zomato- almost all popular companies are doing it. But the important question is how affiliate marketing will help you. The greatest benefit is, beyond doubt, online earning on autopilot. Today my websites are driving free traffic every month from Google and making me affiliate commission. So now let’s talk about whom could learn affiliate marketing. You don’t need any particular qualification or any technical background. All you need is one laptop or a computer and an internet connection.
The best part about affiliate marketing is that you are making money or earn online from the comfort of your home. There is no age limit, no massive course fee, only your willingness to learn, and your willingness to make money online. I’m friends with people who are making thousands of dollars per month from affiliate marketing.
So now let’s talk about what is the best way to learn affiliate marketing.
When I started affiliate marketing, there was no one to guide me. None was there to tell about the best tips, tricks, tools or strategies that actually work. Well lucky for you, I’ll be teaching you and guiding you in every step of this lucrative earning online path.
You need a guide, a person who has made the mistakes, so that you do not repeat those mistakes.
Now let’s discuss about which affiliate network to focus on. There are lots of affiliate networks in the affiliate market. I myself use many affiliate networks to make money for my affiliate websites. So which one should you choose? While there are more complicated sites like Clickbank as well as Commission Junction or others, where you will get the knowledge of advanced digital marketing tactics in order to make money online? This is because the competition is just way to high.
For beginners, who are just starting out, the most feasible one I recommend is Amazon Associates. It is easy to run and promote. Now I will be showing you why you should be focusing only on Amazon.in
Amazon is the world’s biggest e-commerce website. Amazon.com is driving more than 2.5 billion visitors per month. Amazon India or Amazon.in is driving more than 360 million people per month. The important factor is that most of the seasoned affiliate marketers are only targeting Amazon.com in the United States. But there’s usually zero competition in Amazon India. So making money from an Indian Amazon Associates account is hundred percent easier than promoting in Amazon.com on the US market. Apart from this, there are many other reasons why you should join the Amazon Affiliates network. Those will be discussed on the way.
Once you promote your Amazon affiliate link the cookie’s period is for 24 hours. So whatever the customer ends up purchasing in the next 24 hours, you will be getting the commission for that.
The second good point is that you will be getting paid the affiliate commissions for the entire cart. For example, let’s say you referring someone to buy a T-shirt. But the person buying a jeans, a cap and the T-shirt as well. You will be bagging the full affiliate commission for the whole cart value and not just the product that you suggested through the link. This is the best and beautiful part of the Amazon affiliate links. Since Amazon has so much data and optimization, majority of the people end up buying so many other products and not just the product you suggested.
The third benefit is the Amazon brand. Amazon is now one of the biggest e-commerce website in India. They spend millions in advertising and now everyone knows about Amazon. So there is a trust from the consumers towards Amazon, so the conversion rate of people buying from Amazon is very high. This also helps in getting more sales and hence, making more affiliate commissions. I am getting a massive 3.5% conversion rate. So every hundred people I refer to Amazon, almost 3 – 4 people end up buying the products.
So that’s just amazing!
Now let’s talk about how you could make money from affiliate marketing.
The best answer is, creating a website and makes it grow. There are multi-pointed benefits of starting and developing affiliate websites. Just as I mentioned, the competition in India is very low. So if you watched our lessons and follow them to the heart, then I can guarantee that within few months, you will be making money. You don’t even have to work on your website when your article ranks on Google search results. It’s free traffic, month on month. Unlike other platforms that appears and vanish, Google is not going anywhere. So you don’t have to worry that Google will go out of fashion in a few months. People will keep on searching and searching on Google for years to come.
There are many other ways too, apart from affiliate links, that you can make money from your affiliate website. You get sponsorship opportunities, brands will start emailing you and you’ll be making money from sponsored links, sponsored reviews. Through such means, I am charging Rupees, Rs10000 to Rs. 20000 for a single sponsored review. And also in the end, let’s say you decide you don’t like the Amazon affiliate website, and you want to sell it. Then the website sells for 30x its monthly revenue. So let’s say you’re making Rs.10000 from your website on a monthly basis you can sell it for Rs.300000.
Now I know that many of you will ask me in the comment section the other methods or means of doing affiliate marketing. Like opening a YouTube channel or doing it through Facebook, Instagram or Linked-in, Pinterest and many more other social media sites.
Let’s discuss each option mentioned above one-by-one and share its pros and cons in detail. So let’s start with opening a YouTube channel.
It is that easy to open a YouTube channel in any niche like many other YouTubers are doing and they are also making good affiliate revenue. You can develop a health-related channel and promote health-related items. You can also create a technology-based YouTube channel and promote the affiliates links inserting in the 'Description Area' below the video just like Technical Guruji, Techno Ruhez, Trakin Tech, Techno Vedant, Technical Yogi, Ratheesh R Menon, Jayaraj G Nath, Ebadu Rehman and many more YouTubers are doing. It is very easy to do so. Make a review video of a product for which you are having affiliate links and insert the link in the description area. I am sorry that I have mentioned only few names of reputed YouTubers from India those who are having millions of subscribers as well as their videos getting millions of views too. Just think, a small percentage of viewers clicking on their links and purchasing from Amazon, what would have been their income!!!
Isn’t it Interesting!
But the main point to stress is that YouTube is getting competitive. Already for all the popular categories, like fashion, gardening, technology, health, toys and gifts, electronics, garments, cosmetics, sports, fitness and many more YouTubers are dominating those niches. It was easier a couple of years back when the competition was low, and also because of the Reliance Jio wave. Now already majority of the profitable niche has a channel dominating. Now, I’m not pointing that you won’t be able to do it. Definitely, you can open a YouTube channel and you will be able to develop it. Grow it. The fact which is noticed that is giving relief to the YouTubers is the spurt in the usage of YouTube among the common people in India. This is what is happened through the last three- four years.
Now, let’s see about promoting affiliate links through Instagram. One thing that I should mention is that every social media platform comes, stay some time and vanish into the blues. So Instagram might not be able to survive in a couple of years. Also getting followers in 2020 is extremely difficult compared to a couple of years back. Still instagram is bold enough to support the affiliate requirements.
Face book is the prominent social media site as everybody knows and supported the affiliate marketing activities boundlessly. This was continuing for years. But now, every social media platform is going with the pay-to-play mode. As the case of Facebook, earlier the organic yield was very high. So let’s say you have 10,000 page likes, if you post a new post, you’ll be able to reach that 10,000 people. But now Facebook wants you to pay money in order to reach the people who even like your page. Now the competition on Instagram is also growing because the people know that there’s money to be made. And also Instagram wants you to pay money to get those followers. So the organic growth is down. the worst part about Instagram is that there is only one place where you can add the affiliate link that is the bio-data section. So the number of links of the affiliate links will be considerably less and hence the normal commission that you can make in a month will be miserably low. That is why I don’t recommend Instagram as the only source of promoting your affiliate links. The same goes for a Facebook page or a group. The organic reach is dead, so you won’t be able to promote your affiliate links in a profitable manner. As a result of that, I don’t recommend either going into Instagram, YouTube , Facebook page or a group. Further, the smart strategy is to go into a low competition area and dominate it before it gets too competitive. Also, once your affiliate sites start getting traffic, you can move to these verticals either YouTube channel or Instagram account. Trust me I’ve been doing this for almost 6 years, I have tried and tested everything.
The best strategy is to first start a website, scale it, and then move to the various verticals of YouTube and Instagram. This has given me the best results. So what is the process of making money from affiliate marketing through a website?
The second step is to do niche research. I will help you find a low competition and profitable money-making niche. Then in the next lesson I’ll share with you how to start a pro affiliate website. I’ll be sharing with you my tips, tricks and strategies that I’ve learned in the last few years of doing affiliate marketing. Also, I’ll be telling you the mandatory things that you need to follow so that your account doesn’t get banned.
The third step is keyword research. I’ll share with you the exact strategy that I use to find low competition keywords that make you money not in years, but in months.
The fourth step is to write articles. Either you can write it yourself, but I’ll also recommend you how you can outsource it to someone else. The articles should be SEO friendly and unique. How many words your article should have? What should be the button color? All these things should be secured. I’ll be sharing the perfect article template with you in one of the lessons planned to you later.
The fifth step will be signing up to the Amazon Associate account. How to sign up? How to get approved? How not get banned. The next article will cover the most important details. How to get your article ranked number one on Google search results. So let’s say your website is about laptops and you write an article like “best laptops in India”. So I’ll share with you all the strategies that I use to rank number one for my target keyword.
And the last step is for you to send me a thank you email or at least a comment in the comment box for introducing you to affiliate marketing. I would love to see some success stories from your Amazon affiliate marketing site. So now let’s talk about money. How much money can you make? Now this depends entirely on you. How much time you are willing to invest on your website. The more time you invest, the more money you will be making.
If you follow the complete lessons, then I can tell you for sure that you will be making money within few months. In the beginning, it might look a bit complicated because you are new entrant at this. But given a few days of implementing, you will become a professional. Once you scale the affiliate site, then you will already acquire all the techniques, all the pros and cons. Then you can create many more affiliate websites, build a team, and scale even further. You are planting a tree. Once it’s grown up, all you have to do is spend a few hours on your website and it will keep giving you fruits for many years to come.
Now let’s talk about common affiliate marketing mistakes. New affiliate marketers make these following common mistakes. Even I made these mistakes when I got started.
The first mistake is not showing patience. You won’t start making money on the day one. Rather, slowly and steadily you will be going up.
The second mistake is not implementing the instructions. Majority of you will just be watching the lessons, but very few of you will be actually implementing. But the people those who implement, will be getting the best results. So make sure you don’t just watch the lessons, but also implement everything I mentioned to you. And not just implementing, you’ll be getting a lot of questions in your mind. So don’t just implement, you can ask your questions in the Facebook group or you can also ask in the comment box. And I’ll try my best to answer all of you guys.
Third mistake is getting greedy. Now few of you might go through the complete free affiliate marketing course and then start implementing everything on multiple affiliate websites. If you’re a beginner or just starting out, even if you are an experienced affiliate, I would recommend you to open only one single website, and try to focus entirely on that. Your goal should first be able to create a website and scale it.
Learn all the advanced strategies, then build a team, and then open multiple websites. You don’t have to work hard, you have to work smartly. I have already made the mistakes, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes again. Rather follow the working strategies that actually work.
One big advice that I can give to all of you is that practical is what matters the most. Don’t just read the articles but also implement everything that I tell you in this free affiliate marketing mastery course. This is the right thing for you guys. Don’t be confused, I am here for your guidance. I’m so happy to have a new member who will be our future success story. I’ll make sure that this journey of helping you, making money from Amazon affiliate marketing is fun, exciting and as easy as possible. I hope that you will be enjoying this article 'Amazon Affiliate Marketing for Beginners in 2020' and will prove that you are a profitable affiliate marketer in the near future.
Thanks for reading my valuable friends and let me conclude this for the time being.
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