Friday, October 14, 2016

Affiliate Marketing: You Do Not Require a Blog or Website to Start

You do not have to own a website or blog to make money from affiliate marketing. Yes, you read that correctly. Online social or forum account is good for a start, I am a witness.






Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people's (or company's) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. Smart Passive Income


Here is a good one from Konga.com reinforcing my earlier claim by a respected Nigerian e-commerce and affiliate program powerhouse:
You don't even need a website (although having your own website helps). You can promote Konga product via search engines, and social media networks, postings in forums, or simply email to all your friends and people you know with your affiliate link attached to our product. If you have your own website, simply talk to your visitors in real time using live chat software on your website and send them your affiliate links through chat. All you need to do is to send a visitor to Konga.com via a special link called affiliate link, and if he or she buys anything from us, you will get commission. Source

What makes an affiliate link special is because each link is unique to only one participating marketer. With the code in the link, all sales, referrals and activities tied to such account will be tracked and maintained in his/her record with the affiliate company, using same.
I wrote a post on this blog on how I earned my first money from affiliate marketing. You can research into companies that offer this platform, especially those that give naked affiliate links out e.g sports betting companies such as MerryBet, 1960bet give out affiliate link. Also Jumia and Konga supply naked affiliate links to marketers if that is your preference. Earning from such is easier since you have no where to place ad banners.

For busy people who do not have time to write blogs or do serious editing, you can still make do by pasting your affiliate link across social networks or forum sites in a non-intruding manner.

However, a webpage is more treasured, use of ad banners is better because of it conspicuousness which can lead to higher Click-through-Rate.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

First off, you must read the terms and conditions carefully and agree to it before enlisting.
  • Register at your preferred Affiliate Platform Company.
  • After confirmation, you will have a dashboard in your account from where you can see oyur affiliate link, make choices e.g ad format type (link or banner) or banner ad format type.
  • Choice whatever suites you and keep promoting in your niche.
  • Your activities eg referred buyers, new users sales etc will be recorded, you revenue progress will be available for you to track as well.
  • Revenue is based on whatever rate/percentage the company set of the product/service you are promoting. 
  • Payment is made on whatever mechanism the company laid down eg EFT.
  • Payment may be made at designated time in a month or whenever your revenue reaches a particular threshold.  
I will accompany this post with how to leverage on Nairaland and LIB's online traffic for upping your affiliate marketing game.
Then further with breakdown on some good affiliate programs in Nigeria.

Learn form Google how to promote product using search engines.

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