The article is about Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing with $50 or Less. Who doesn’t want to turn a sexy profit from a minimal investment? In affiliate marketing, it’s entirely possible, but it’s not just something that you can just jump in with both guns blazing. To an extent, you have to know what you’re doing.
Before you make your splash on the scene, you need to have a plan. First of all, you have to know WHERE you’re going to jump in. You have to choose your niche. You should choose one that you can dominate in short order, that’s interesting enough to you that you’re willing to put in the work, and that isn’t itself a “fly by night” venture.
Do Your Niche Research
The next thing you do is niche research. Look around your chosen niche for the best product that costs less than $50. Product selection is vital. You don’t want to pick some dud product that’s overhyped. You need some quality product that will last and will genuinely be beneficial to the people buying it.
Trust the independent reviews, not the affiliate reviews. Affiliates are paid, and often paid well, to praise a product, whether it’s actually good or bad. Look at what the shoppers are saying because ultimately, that’s who you’re going to want to appeal to. You will want to start off building a reputation of integrity.
Do a Product Review
Now that you have bought your product, test it out. The great thing about this step is that you can provide your own honest, in -depth product review. This will also put you miles ahead of the large majority of the affiliates because you know what you’re talking about.
The way you word your review is important in this process. It’s not as simple as “It’s GREAT! I’d recommend this to anyone!!!” A good review has five key parts describing the product. Cover each of these in detail with your opinions, thoughts, and feelings. Then make a decision about the overall product, finalize your opinions, and wrap it up. Of course, make sure this review is well-worded and has a good flow.
You Should Have a Blog Account
If you don’t already have a blog account, get one. Once you have found a good keyword-friendly blog, create a keyword-enriched account and post your review. It’s good to place a link to the product before and after your review. You will also want to keep track of who’s visiting your blog, so you will definitely want to get a stat counter. This will show you how many visitors are reading your review, and from there you can determine how to improve your blog.
Of course, this is only a start. At this point you definitely don’t want to quit your day job. One product review isn’t going to make you rich. However, if you keep at it, picking up a product here and there, you will eventually develop a reputation as an honest and knowledgeable affiliate. The demand for your service will increase, and then you will certainly take off from there.