Although affiliate marketing is meant to be the easiest and most effective ways to earn money online, sadly this is misleading.
While the experienced affiliate market has already reached an enviable status of success
But their success was not gained without many trial & errors, repeated efforts and a great amount of time spent refining (tweaking their system)
Important Tool #1: Your Own Website
Even a total newbie to affiliate marketing, will stand a far better chance of success, owning their own website
Although these days there many alternatives, such as setting up a Facebook page or better still Facebook membership group
What to Avoid
Never go for a Free hosted website, as this looks far from professional, a Free WordPress blog looks better, and more acceptable than one with a URL like this made up example “chosenname,freehostingUK.com”
Why don’t most affiliate marketers want to own a Website?
1: First of all, their mindset is if I’m promoting other people’s services or products through their sites, then I don’t need a website
2: Websites also require a domain name, both of these have ongoing costs
3: There are too many things to learn and remember when running a website
These are just three examinations frequently used, as to why affiliates do go for website owning
Whether or not Own Website dislike this idea, without their own site failure is more likely tan success, because they are treating their marketing as a hobby and not as a business
Therefore, the first step in any successful affiliate marketing business is building a good, credible and professional looking website.
The website is the important starting point for all your marketing efforts, as it can be used for views or press releases of whatever you intend to promote
While always including your hidden affiliate link, which you can easily do within the review
Wherever possible acquire a free copy of the product you intend to promote, buy if need be as then you can give a honest review (perhaps no too honest) just point out the good points and some of the bad points too, which will gain you more credibility
Although it will be more profitable to find products that live up to the claims made and offer ongoing support
Whatever else you do make your website full of original, relevant and useful content.
Keep in mind that, in the internet, content is still king and good quality content which will build your credibility, and help you achieve a higher search engine ranking.