How to Start Affiliate Marketing

Duben 9, 2021
IronFX Affiliate team

Affiliate marketing is a performance-based way to advertise a brand, its products and services. Businesses pay a commission on conversions to an affiliate who advertises their products. An affiliate earns money by promoting and selling companies’ products, while sales are tracked via affiliate links as a way to easily calculate commissions.

Why Everyone Talks about Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is one of the most suitable ways to monetise your website or channel. If you are looking for a reliable source of income, affiliate marketing is a popular option for many marketers. This is because you can earn money easily, simply by having an internet connection and a computer.

It is preferred by many marketers as you can work in your own hours. If you are dedicated and want to make a consistent income you can become a full-time affiliate marketer. This is why it is chosen by many as a form of passive income. There are real opportunities to earn commission payments if you have a high and consistent number of clients.

How does it work?

Affiliate marketing is a form of partnership between a business and its affiliates. The business is the main actor, who creates or sells the product or service and who the customer subscribes to or buys services from. On the other hand, the affiliate promotes the business’ services to their own audience and is paid a commission (if a sale is made or based on a lead), if they drive traffic to the business’ website.

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

If you are 100 per cent sure and you just want to jump in affiliate marketing, we provide a few ideas of how to do it in a successful and rewarding manner. Once you have your own affiliate marketing strategy then you will be ready to monetise your existing resources or launch your very own affiliate website.

  • Choose a Niche

If you already have your audience that you want to monetise, then you must have an idea of how to start your affiliate program. However, if you are starting from scratch, you will need to find a lucrative niche and identify opportunities that will help grow your business. The forex and online trading industry is considered to be highly lucrative and profitable and is a desirable area. Within this area, you will still need to identify more specific opportunities to set yourself apart from the competition. Search for the right keywords and target a specific audience.

  • Find Affiliate Networks

Once you have identified your niche, you need to find one or more affiliate networks. If you are into forex trading and you want to promote forex services, you need to find such businesses. Research a wide range of them and see whether they are reliable, profitable and if it is worth advertising their products.

  • Choose a product or service to promote

Once you have connected with one or more affiliate programs, you will need to choose which products to promote. These products would need to align with your own content strategy so you can advertise them efficiently and successfully.

  • Plan your affiliate strategy

Once you have chosen the products or services you will be promoting, then you will need to start driving traffic to the businesses you have affiliated with.

Affiliates use various channels to drive traffic to their partners. The strategy that you follow depends on what you want to achieve. You can launch various websites or create a brand.

SEO is a must but PPC might not always be necessary and will also incur costs. Social media, content marketing, and email can be great ways to reach your audience and drive traffic. At the end of day, it is all about trying and testing, and seeing what works best for you and your brand.

Disclaimer: This information is not considered as investment advice or an investment recommendation, but is instead a marketing communication