Ethical Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

In this video I cover everything I know about affiliate marketing from the past decade of experience. This video is a step by step guide to affiliate marketing for beginners. It’s based on years of experience and covers everything you need to know to get started with affiliate marketing.

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00:00 Start
Is affiliate marketing worth it? It depends on what your goal is and the type of business you’re trying to build. For any aspiring blogger or YouTuber it’s a great way to diversify your income and to figure out what works with your audience.

00:46 What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is simply the process of promoting a companies product or service to a target, relevant audience and to receive a commission based on the sales you’re able to generate. Emphasis on relevant and targeted. You need to find affiliate offers in your topic and to not be a money chaser. You also need to find offers that you know and understand.

03:32 Pros of affiliate marketing
The advantages of affiliate marketing are that you don’t have to create the product, you don’t have to provide customer support, you can try out a lot of different offers and it helps you to figure out what your audience wants and needs. Also, sometimes there is no product you can create yourself so a lot of the time it makes sense to be an affiliate.

05:58 Cons of affiliate marketing
The biggest cons are two fold. First, at any time the affiliate program you’re apart of can change their terms of service and pay you less. Next, sometimes an affiliate program simply won’t pay you what you earned and at worst is skimming affiliates.

09:41 How to find affiliate offers
Learn how to find affiliate programs as well as the most common clearing houses you should join such as CJ, Impact Radius and so forth.

18:00 Selling with Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates is the most popular affiliate program in the world and for good reason, a wide selection of products that can fit into almost any niche. A brand recognition that people trust and a world wide appeal.

27:29 How to get traffic
You have two options, organic and paid. Ideally you’ll want to leverage both but it depends on what you personally want to do. If you’re determined to go the organic traffic route then you need to build a brand and a reputation people can trust. For paid traffic it’s a matter of finding offers that convert and a sales process. For both paid and organic you’ll also want to consider leveraging email marketing.

34:01 Create a website for affiliate marketing
You need a website to be highly effective at affiliate marketing. With your own website you can easily setup trustworthy custom affiliate links that you can then track with Google Tag manager and Google Analytics. This way you then know where your clicks and sales are coming from. Get your hosting here ➡

49:24 Subscribe and thanks for watching
Final thoughts and one last emphasis to promote products you know and understand if you’re going to be building a brand that gets organic traffic.


► Hey I’m David. I’m a professional blogger, web designer and highly rated UX consultant.

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DISCLAIMER: This video and description contain affiliate links when possible, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive a small commission. I only recommend products and services I actually use. Everything in this video is based on information acquired from years of online web development experience. Please do your own research before making any important decisions. You and only you are responsible for any and all digital marketing decisions you make. Thank you for watching and subscribe!

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