In here i'll show you just a recent
transaction in my paypal account Of the monthly affiliate commissions that i
received from one of the services that i promoted To my audience. I’ve been asked to talk about
affiliate marketing on my channel for ages. And I get it why so many people really want to learn
what is affiliate marketing and how does it work. It’s one of the best ways to make money
online because it doesn’t require almost Any financial investment to start. Hey there! I’m Anastasia of anastasiablogger.com,
I am a full-time blogger, a Pinterest marketing Expert and an online business educator.
If this sounds interesting to you, Hit Subscribe and the Bell button to get
notifications about my new videos going live. So are you dreaming to start working from home?
Maybe you are a mom and you want to take care of Your kids while having an income stream. Or maybe
you are someone who just wants an extra hustle At the side. If that’s you, affiliate marketing
could be your best way to go as a beginner. To put it simply, affiliate marketing is a process
of earning an affiliate commission from marketing Another person’s or company’s products.
You are someone who introduces products and Services to others using any online platforms
that you have. And when a sale is made, You will earn a commission.
I think it can be a great Way to make online income even for beginners
because the entry requirements are very low. You don’t have to think about creating your
own product, you don’t have to market it or Hire customer support. All of this is done by the
company that offers the affiliate program. All YOU Have to do is share the information about their
products or services with your online audience. Now, you may ask: but how
does it technically work? You get a unique affiliate link from
the company that sells the product. Whenever someone clicks on your affiliate link,
a cookie will be dropped into their browser. If they decide to make the
purchase, the company you are Affiliated with will know that that customer
came from you and they will reward you for it. HOW MUCH MONEY CAN YOU MAKE
AS AN AFFILIATE MARKETER? According to Payscale, a website where
you can find reliable salary market data, An average annual affiliate marketing income
is $51,217. Those who are low-leveled affiliate Marketers can annually earn up to $37,000.
But honestly, the sky is the limit when it comes To affiliate income. For my blogging business,
affiliate marketing is the second biggest Income stream after creating and selling my own
products. If you are interested in checking in Detail one of my income reports, here is one for
a month when my online income exceeded $40,000. And I will show you just a recent transaction
in my PayPal account of the monthly affiliate Commissions I received from one of the
services that I promote to my audience.
Usually, the biggest chunk of my affiliate income
comes from the companies that offer products and Services in the online marketing space. This
screenshot below is for an online program that I promoted to my email list only twice and during
these 2 promotions I made $8,660 in commissions. If you want to become their affiliate as well, it
makes sense if you have an online presence in the Same or similar niche to mine. I mean if you talk
to your audience about weight loss for example, It doesn’t make sense to join
this particular affiliate program. But if you have the right audience, then I’ll
drop a link to this program in the description Below the video so you can apply and see
if they accept you as an affiliate as well. On a side note, affiliate marketing is
an amazing income stream for bloggers, But it’s not the only one. I actually have an
online course that shows you all the best ways To monetize your blog to 6-figures and beyond.
You will find a link to the course in the info Icon and in the description below this video.
And remember that your income will highly Depend on how much and how effective you promote
a product. The price of the product and the size Of your commission also can affect your income.
When you work with online courses the commissions Are usually very high, anywhere around 30 or 40%
commission. The products are usually priced at Least in the hundreds of dollars, sometimes
even a few thousand dollars per customer. An affiliate marketer can get paid in three ways:
1. Pay Per Sale This is the standard and most common way of
getting paid through affiliate marketing. You will get paid a percentage of the sale price
of the product you are promoting. Expensive Products or programs that have higher commission
rate, are more interesting in this model because You then you can make more money.
2. Pay Per Lead Here an affiliate marketer has to convince the
customer to visit the company’s or merchant’s Website and complete some kind of action. It
could be signing up for their free challenge, Subscribing to their newsletter, filling out a
form, something like this. Through this, companies Will track every action done by the consumer and
you will get paid a fixed commission per lead. But I will be honest, in most of the
affiliate programs they typically will use Pay per sale model. Pay per lead is less common
but I already had an experience with one company That paid me for the same campaign the both
things – pay per sale and also, they paid me A $2 commission for each lead, meaning I
also got paid for anyone who just signed Up for their email list and not necessarily
even purchased the product this time around. You might ask me why would they
want to pay me $2 for leads if These users didn’t purchase the product?
Well, that’s because leads were people somehow Interested in the product. Something didn’t work
out. Maybe they didn’t have the funds or the time To use the product when I made the promotion.
But they will remain on their email list and so
They can keep sending them emails later and
definitely a certain percentage of the leads will Eventually purchase their product. They can also
work as affiliate marketers themselves and send to Those people other offers at a later time.
You see they paid me $2 per lead and this Is a pretty low-cost warm audience for them
because if they tried to get the same people Through Facebook ads for instance, they would
likely pay at least $7-10 dollars per lead. Now a few tips for you that will help you
START MAKING MONEY WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING 1. Find your Niche
An affiliate marketer’s success Highly depends on how convincing and persuasive
they are in marketing a product. This means that Before choosing a product or service to promote,
you must have at least a bit of knowledge on what The product is and what category or niche it falls
under. Is it Lifestyle? Tech? Travel? Beauty? Next, you should ask yourself which of those
niches you are interested in. You won’t be able To successfully promote a beauty or skincare
product if you do not know the brand or have No idea what the product is for. So keep in mind
that the product you will promote is something That you are genuinely interested in. Remember,
you can’t fool everyone, especially people they Know a little bit about the topic and made some
research on it before finding your information! 2. Find Great Affiliate Products to Promote
Depending on your niche, you will promote Different types of products.
If you are in the home decor niche, You will likely create content that features
multiple affiliate products per post and Give links to each product from Amazon
Associates or RewardStyle platforms. On Amazon you’d likely be
looking at the products that have Great reviews to make sure people actually buy
and don’t just leave Amazon page immediately Disappointed with your recommendation.
When you search for products on RewardStyle for example, they have this high
commission label on some of the products. They are usually from large and known stores
like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and others. So this is the filter you could use when you
create content around the affiliate products. The issue with promoting physical products through
Amazon or other networks is that commissions are Often very low. Anywhere from just 1%
commission (seriously, this applies to Some product categories on Amazon) and to about
10% maximum. So it’s rarely a huge commission But because the products are in a lower
price range, usually below $50 or $100, It’s relatively easy for consumers to pick up
the credit card and actually make the purchase Right away coming from your affiliate link.
When you promote digital products, for example, Online courses, especially those
that are in the higher price range, Commissions are usually higher – anywhere
between 30% and even up to 40% commission. Plus, The products usually cost at least several hundred
of dollars if not thousands. So if you think it’s
Easier to promote high-ticket products, you might
be quite wrong about it. Because it takes a lot More effort to promote them, it’s not enough
to just drop a link from a blog post or two. You have to educate your audience, build
trust through your free content and do it Consistently so that when you have
something to share as an affiliate, They would know all about your values and would
see why you are recommending this product. So if you ask me what are the best type of
products to promote as an affiliate? The answer Is not so easy and straightforward as expected.
Is it always better to promote something more Expensive and with a higher commission rate?
Well, higher commissions are always great but When the product costs thousands of dollars,
you need to do a ton of work as an affiliate to Educate your audience about the benefits of this
product, and to convince them to make a purchase. 3. Sign up for affiliate programs
Again, depending on your niche, You might need to work with some products
directly. Like for example in case of online Courses or big service companies, they will often
have their own platforms for you to sign up. But in many other niches, looking for
individual companies that offer affiliate Partnerships can be very time-consuming.
This is why affiliate networks exist. Their main role is to give you access
from one place, to different brands and Companies that offer affiliate partnerships.
These networks will also handle the tracking, Reporting, and payment to the affiliates. The
variety of companies and brands that you can find On these affiliate networks could range
from high-end brands like Dior, Gucci, To indie brands and individual eCommerce websites.
Some popular affiliate networks include: • Awin
• Amazon Associates • CJ Affiliate
• ShareASale • ClickBank
• RewardStyle • Flexoffers
• Rakuten Marketing There are many more but I just mentioned
the ones I tried to work with for different Products! The possibilities and choices are
endless when it comes to affiliate marketing 🙂 By the way, if you enjoy detailed videos
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your support of my channel. And if I see this Kind of longer videos packed with helpful
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4. Start an Affiliate Blog Starting your own blog is probably one of
the most effective ways to be successful In affiliate marketing. First of all, it builds
a bond and trust between you and your audience Since you can share your opinions and
reviews about the product you are promoting. Second, there is a chance for your
blog or post to rank organically in
Search engines. This means that when people
search about the product you are promoting, There is a possibility for your blog post to
appear on the search results. And another benefit Is that once your blog gets more successful,
affiliate opportunities will eventually come To you – you do not have to search for them!
Companies always go to established online Influencers to promote and review their products.
What you just need to focus on is your writing Skills and how persuasive and convincing you
are when promoting a product. After you are Done writing your content, you just need to
add your unique affiliate link to the content Where you mention the product. Sounds easy, right?
And if you are worried about starting a blog, then Do not worry because it does not cost much at all!
In fact, you can make a blog within 11 minutes! You can watch my Youtube video here where I guide
you on how to start a WordPress blog very quickly. You can also check out my FREE course on how
to start a blog. I’ll give you both links In the description box down below.
5. Start a Youtube Channel This is kind of like a blog but a video blog,
right? You can totally promote products or Services by recommending them in your videos.
You can’t drop an affiliate link In the video as easily as in a blog post, but you
can add it to the description below the video. If you ask me what do I think works better a blog
or a Youtube channel, I think it’s definitely Easier to write texts than record and edit videos.
But if you already have a blog and want to reach Additional audience with your videos, then I have
a great video for you that will help you start a Youtube channel from scratch and grow it to 1000
subscribers as fast as possible. Check out the Link in the info icon in the top right corner.
6. Create a Pinterest account If you do not have the time or just are not
interested in starting a blog, there is another Way you can promote your affiliate links for
free. And that is through Pinterest! You need To know it is not just a social media site but
it’s actually a search engine just like Google! This means with right keywords and SEO, when
people search for the product you are promoting On Pinterest, there is a high chance that your
pin will be at the top of the search results! If you are just starting out or already made
an account on Pinterest but you feel lost and You want to improve your SEO, then you can check
out my free course: Pinterest SEO Traffics Secret Where I teach you how to master SEO and keywords
on the platform and keep you updated on the latest Pinterest updates, changes in algorithms,
and more. Check out the link in the top Right corner and in the description down below.
By the way, you can even add direct affiliate Links to your pins. It’s allowed on Pinterest you
have do make sure your account doesn’t become a Collection of affiliate links only, this could
be considered spammy. I have another video on my Channel that explains how you can use Pinterest
as an affiliate marketer even if you don’t run a Website. Again, look at the links below the video,
I will have all the stuff I mentioned there.
7. Start an Email List
Another great strategy to Build trust and communication between you and
your audience is by starting an email list! You should treat your emails as a mini-blog of
some sort since the approach will almost be the Same as when you are writing a blog review–
but shorter and more direct to the point. You can send out emails weekly or even daily!
This means that you will be able to introduce More products to your audience more frequently.
This also gives an opportunity for your audience To reply back to you and ask more about the
product which increases the chances for a sale! In addition to that, always keep in mind that
your email list is something that you control. While with your social media profiles, like your
Instagram, Youtube or Pinterest account – all of These platforms have algorithms and they decide
which of your content should be shown to whom. Not all of the followers will always see your
posts with affiliate links. On top of that, These platforms can literally take away from you
all your work one day if they decide to change An algorithm or to ban your account. With
an email list this doesn’t happen because You have direct access to the inbox of
each user who signed up for your list. To wrap it up, everything under the moon is now
accessible with a few clicks through the Internet. It goes for products, jobs, and income.
If you are someone who is searching for A side hustle that can provide extra income,
then seriously consider affiliate marketing. In fact, once you become successful, you can
easily make this your full-time job and main Income stream. I’ll leave with that
and just wanted to remind you about My course that shows you the way to
making a serious income as a blogger. It’s not only about affiliate marketing,
I show you in the course all the different Monetization methods that can help you get
to a 6-figure online income and beyond. Check the link in the info icon and
in the description below the video. Now, here are a few of my other videos that
will also help you grow your income online, Check them out here and there. And
I’ll see you in the next videos!