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How To Start A Side Hustle...

....In Affiliate Marketing

By Lara Livingstone Published 12 months ago 5 min read

If the first half of the year hasn't been as profitable as you would like, as a Freelancer, you have probably already started investigating other ways of making money online,

One of the most popular ideas to create an additional revenue stream is by creating a side hustle. If you want to know, how to get started in affiliate marketing, one of the most popular side hustles, aside from making your own hobby products like, spa goods, candles, jewelry, ebooks, digital assets or woodworking, then you've come to the right place.

Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money online for newbies and it allows its users to earn a commission by promoting other people's products, rather than making their own and having to worry about things like stock levels and individual shipping costs.

Affiliate marketing may feel and seem a little techie and needing, lots of your time and energy when starting out. These issues can feel heightened by the fact that you may not immediately.

However, if you stay focused and consistent in your promotional efforts, and implement the right marketing strategies, you can succeed and make a solid, continued income from it.

In this article, we'll discuss some of the most effective, user-friendly affiliate marketing methods for beginners to get started with.

Affiliate Programs

Only choose affiliate programs that you can relate to and feel comfortable promoting. It means you will be connecting with your audience from an authentic, engaged viewpoint.

Choosing the right affiliate programs is crucial for the success of your affiliate marketing efforts. Keep it simple and authentic. Only promote products that you like and are familiar with, that also match your audience's interests and provide value to them.

You can search for these on affiliate networks like Clickbank, Amazon Associates, ShareASale, and Commission Junction. You can also search for individual companies or products you want to promote and see if they offer an affiliate program.

In this blog, we'll discuss some of the most effective, user-friendly affiliate marketing methods for beginners to get started with

Build a website or blog

Having a website or blog (CLICK TO CHECKOUT my travel blog TravelInLivingColour ) is essential for promoting affiliate products and building your brand.

Your website or blog should be user-friendly, visually gorgeous, easy to navigate, and offer continuous value to your audience, particularly those who submit to your subscriber list. You can use platforms like WordPress, Squarespace, or Wix to create your website.

When creating your website, constantly keep your audience in mind. Your website should match their needs and provide them with useful information related to the products or services you are promoting. Make sure you include relevant images, videos, and other multimedia elements to make your website engaging and visually appealing.

Create valuable content

Content is King - so have fun with it. Create blog posts, videos, podcasts and reels to promote your products. But be mindful, your content needs to be engaging and provide value to your audience, by answering their questions and/or solving their problems.

When creating your content, make sure to use relevant keywords to optimize it for search engines. This will help your content rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs), making it easier for your audience to find it.

Build an email list of people who love your products and what you do in terms of promoting them.

Building an email list is an effective way to promote affiliate products and stay in touch with your audience. You can offer a free lead magnet, like an ebook or a checklist, to 'reward' the people who sign up to join your list. Once you have their email addresses, you can send them targeted emails promoting your affiliate product and future events.

When sending emails to your subscribers, make sure to provide them with valuable information and not just promote products. You want to build a relationship with your audience and establish yourself as a trusted authority in your niche.

Utilize social media

Social media is a powerful tool for promoting affiliate products. You can use platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to share your affiliate links and engage with your audience. When sharing your affiliate links on social media, make sure to follow the platform's guidelines to avoid spamming your wannabe followers and winding up, potentially, getting banned by some of the social platforms.

To effectively use social media for affiliate marketing, you need to build a following and engage with your audience. You can do this by sharing valuable content, interacting with your audience, and building relationships with other influencers in your niche.

It’s All In The Numbers - Why Performance Tracking Is Vital

To optimize your affiliate marketing efforts, you need to track your performance regularly. You can use tools like Google Analytics or Bitly to monitor your clicks, conversions, and earnings. This will help you identify what's working and what's not, so you can adjust your strategies accordingly.

When tracking your performance, make sure to focus on metrics like click-through rate (CTR), conversion rate, and earnings per click (EPC). These metrics will help you identify what's working and what's not, so you can adjust your strategies accordingly. These metrics will help you understand how your audience is responding to your affiliate links

And here’s where I end my whistlestop tour around affiliate marketing with you. I hope it's been a helpful and insightful guide to your affiliate marketing journey and gives you a better understanding of how, with some consistent, hard work, you can utilize it and eventually scale it to a level, when it can replace your current 9-5 full-time job.

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About the Creator

Lara Livingstone

Time waits for no one and no one understands that better than me, as a digital creator and blogger. If you want to maximize your time, & keep up to date with all the latest travel/life news - check out my articles, products, and reviews

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