In today’s world, it is becoming more and more a reality to stay at home and work online. A lot of people are starting their businesses and leaving the workforce to others. People what to be their boss with shorter hours and more free time. So today let us examine the world of Internet Affiliate Marketing – And Working From Home.
I have a business online and will be sharing my opinion and views as we go along this journey. Please make no mistake that with any online business there are NO GET-RICH-QUICK ways to do things. If someone tells you there is please turn around and RUN for it is a SCAM.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Many people are not familiar with Affiliate Marketing so today I will explain what it is. Like me, I have an Affiliate which is Wealthy Affiliates and when someone comes to my site and decides to try it out and enters, I make a small commission. This is all explained in the affiliates’ policy that is required by law to be on every person’s’ website who is an affiliate marketer
As an affiliate marketer, every time someone signs up I get paid a small commission that is set by the owners to promote their site on my website. I not only promote this company but I can do legit and scam reviews and display useful information about my site all I want. Some people might have more than one affiliate on their site.
There is no such thing as getting-rich-quick online unless you have a magic wand up your sleeve. It takes hard work, dedication, motivation, and time. It will take about 3 to 6 months to get ranked and indexed into the search engine. That also depends on how much time and effort you put into it as well.
If you are already homebound like me, then you have time on your hands and can probably get ranked and indexed within your first month. But remember it also takes effort. For what you put into it, you will get out of it. It is a give and takes thing. If you are not willing to put in the time and effort then you will FAIL. I hate to sound harsh, but it is the truth. Nothing comes easy or free.
I have set up a five-year plan which I recommend for anyone who is starting a business weather a mom-pop store on the corner or one on the internet. You can see and incorporate my first year if you would like. You will find it further down in this article.
Managing Your Time:
A lot of what you will be doing for the first three months of affiliate marketing is creating good quality, creative content for your readers which will take time. To create content for your website I would suggest setting aside at least two to three hours a day to research your topic you are writing on and the creating of the content. To create good quality, creative content you need to remember to be appealing to your audience.
If you don’t create good quality content for your website people will not read it and will do their research elsewhere. The search engines will not rank nor index you. Which will result in less traffic to no traffic and yes you will fail. Once again I find myself being harsh about it, but it is the truth. For it has happened to me before.
Always Research Every Product You Review:
Before writing any content you need to research about the product as much as you can. People use the internet to research everything, and when they go to buy a product they want to make an informed decision with as much information as they can get.
However, people don’t like going from one site to another all day long. So the more information you give them, then more than likely they will keep coming back to your site for more reviews and content. That becomes your traffic and rankings. Provide them with the best info, and odds are they will return to your site again
Be Responsive To your Readers:
Your readers will engage you by leaving comments and their reviews and thoughts on the products in the comment section. Now rather they are bad or good you need to respond in a timely matter. This helps with conversation ratings and also lets your reads know that you are there for them and you can be trusted.
You don’t want to leave a comment a person has put on your comment section for months before answering them. By then, they probably have already established trust with another site.
Make Sure You Keep Your Website Current:
I don’t know about you, but I have been to some websites before that were not current. Nor were they organized and clean looking. Believe me when I say I left and have never gone back to those sites. Heck, most of them I have forgotten what their names were already.
A well-maintained website does a lot better than one that is not. So always keep your website up to date by posting content and reviews to your site. Make sure that your top bar and sidebar are clean and organized. And always remember to back up your website at least once a week.
When Will I Start Seeing Results?
Well by now you know this is not going to happen overnight, so let me put it to you in a way that I have come to see it as for myself. Now remember this is how I see it, but it all comes down to what you put into it. Because it is what you will get out of it.
- 0 to 3 months – Get ranked and indexed in search engines. A post or review a day
- 3 to 6 months – Start building re pore with your readers. More ranking and indexing in search engines. A post or review every other day
- 6 to 9 months – More ranking and indexing, should be on the first page of the search engine by now. Loyal readers spreading your site on their social media sites. Some commissions trickling in. 1 to 2 posts or reviews a week.
- 9 to 12 months – By now your site is doing well and you are making a regular income, and probably have told your boss that you now make more then he pays you, and that you quit. You are still posting twice a week and responding to your readers. But now you set your hours and also enjoy what life has to offer.
Can People Make Money Being Affiliate Marketers?
YES! People from all around the world and walks of life are turning to the internet and starting their own business. More and more mom-and-pop stores are closing and even some big stores as well. More and more people are shopping online then just 5 years ago. Some say that in time it will be the only way you can shop.
Tale a look at WalMart for example. There used to be a lot of employees. But if you walk into one of their stores anymore, They are going digital. The workers are being replaced by machines. So it’s just a matter of time before everyone is shopping online. At least that is how I feel. What do you think about it?
What If I Fail?
A lot of people are afraid of failing and that is why they don’t even try. It is out of their comfort zone. Look I have done a lot in my life and I have failed at a lot of things. One of them being, and I am not ashamed to say it, is online marketing. I had tried and tried many ways and with many companies who did not live up to their promises.
It wasn’t until I found Wealthy Affiliates that I truly understood and knew I could do this. Because of my limited finances, I could not pay for my ads. I did not know at the time you can do this for free. I was never taught how to run nor use my back office. Now thanks to Wealthy Affiliates not only do I know how to, but I can now create, manage, monetize, and host websites for other people and their businesses.
Is Their Anyone Who Can Help Me Start?
Most Decently there is. Now I have searched many online affiliate marketing companies and I even have tried a few. The thing I ran into is they kept up selling me to new tiers’ ad they called them or packages as we know them. They want me to shell out more and more money.
With Wealthy Affiliates, you get everything they promised plus more at a very low rate. The rate has been the same for almost 15 years now. This company was created by Kyle and Carson from British Columbia in 2005 and is the best of the best when it comes to online marketing,
Can I Do This For Free?
Kyle and Carson show you how you can archive all this for free. So yes you can do this for free. I am and I love it because I am like most people am on a very tight budget. Here is the chart of what you will get from Wealthy Affiliates if you decide this company is for you.
Time For The Wrap Up:
Here is my advice to you, and you can do with it as you please. if you fail then it is not the end of the world it just means you now have a new opportunity to try again. Never give up on your dreams, goals, and hope, for when one door closes many more will open.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the box below and I will reply as soon as possible. Please don’t forget that if you like this article or think it might help someone you know. Then please post to your social media sites so all can see. As always thank You