On This FAQ page, we address the most asked questions about Affiliate marketing and blogging.
What is affiliate marketing?
affiliate marketing is the away that many website owners earn money by promoting products and services, from different companies, it works by an affiliate(the website owner) signing up for an affiliate program, and then they will get a special link, with a tracking id, when a customer clicks on that link and makes a purchase, then that sale is recorded and the affiliate will get their commission from the sale.
What is an Affiliate Link?
An affiliate link is a special link that contains a tracking id, which enables the affiliate network to track the sales driven by the affiliate marketer. When you share your affiliate link, you will make money when people use that link to purchase products or services, for more on that click here
How much does it cost to start an affiliate marketing website?
The initial cost will be very low, because all you need is a domain name and hosting, to register a.com domain name will cost you, $14 per year, and a shared hosting plan like the one offered by BlueHost will cost you about $4 per month.
How do I go about choosing the perfect domain name for my website?
The best way to choose a domain name is by making it simple and easy to remember. You should try to avoid hyphens in your domain name. Also, you need to try and make it as short as possible, 2 to 3 words max, if you can.
What Is a niche?
A niche is the subject/topic of your website, or your targeted audience, for example, if you have a website where you talk about easy to make recipes for weight loss, then you are in the cooking niche but yours is more targeted as you are focusing on people who are looking for easy to make recipes for weight loss.
What are the best niches for a beginner?
All niches are perfect for beginners, it just depends on your level of experience in the niche as well as interest. The only thing you need to do as a beginner is to narrow down your niche so you can gain authority in search engines. For example, let’s say you are in the dating/relationship niche, you can choose an age group to target, or gender or even sexual orientation. That being said, I have compiled a list of niches that you might like to take a look at.
How Do I write my first blog post?
Well, depending on your niche, just start by introducing the topic of your blog post and go on from there, for example, today we are going to talk about the best dog accessories. here is a post that will help you learn more about writing your first blog post.
Where can I find Topics to write about on my blog?
The best places to find topics for your blog is Google trends, Quora, and other websites like Reddit, where people are asking questions, then you can write articles answering those questions. And of course, you can write product reviews too.
Which Plugins Do I need for My website?
You definitely need an SEO plugin, and you also need a security plugin, and you will need a plugin to help you insert codes if you are not familiar with codes, the last thing you need is to break your website so a code inserting plugin is a must. And you also need a social sharing plugin so people can easily share your posts on their social media. Here is a list of WordPress Plugins, that you might find interesting
How Can I learn Affiliate Marketing?
These days there are so many affiliate marketing courses to choose from, I can only recommend the course that I took because I am familiar with it and it worked for me. There are other people who prefer learning affiliate marketing by watching videos on YouTube but this is not a reliable way to learn a skill.
Will premium Themes And Plugins Contribute to my success as a blogger?
When you are starting out, there is no need to purchase premium themes, or plugins, but as your blog grows, and you start generating income, you might consider investing in your business by purchasing services like an autoresponder and a premium theme which will grant you the freedom to structure your blog how you like.
How much money can I make with affiliate marketing?
The amount of money you make with affiliate marketing will depend on your niche, your know-how (experience), your efforts and your ability to convert, so it’s really hard to say, there are many affiliate marketers who are making 7 figures annually online with affiliate marketing, and yet there are others that are struggling to make a few sales, so it really depends on many things.
Which affiliate programs should I join as a beginner?
Well, there are many affiliate networks that you can join as a beginner, like ShareASale, ClickBank, Cjaffiliates, Flexoffers, and Amazon Associates just to name a few.
What tools do I need to help me drive traffic to my blog?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is super important so the first tool you need is a keyword research tool, because you need to find the best keywords to target. There are many keyword research tools out there, some are free, and some you have to purchase. You can use ubersuggest, Google Keyword Planner, and Soovle. The One I use is this one here, and I love it. Also, You need to promote your blog on social media, and on Pinterest.
Must I Run Ad Campaigns in order to succeed in affiliate marketing?
No. You can drive free organic traffic to your website and make money, but most affiliate marketers do choose to speed up the process by running ad campaigns. If you don’t have the budget for it, then you shouldn’t worry so much about it, just drive free traffic, and then when you start generating sales, you can use that income to scale your business by running ad campaigns.
I hope this page answers some of your questions, if you still have more questions, please leave them below in the comment section and I will address them.
Thank you for your time.