Wondering Why affiliate marketing is best for students? When most students my age looked for part-time jobs in the city, I was wondering about online jobs. I first heard about affiliate marketing at that time.
Affiliate Marketing? What’s the Meaning?
Affiliate marketing is a simple way to make money from the sales of a product you promote.
Affiliate marketing is a way for some people to make tens of thousands of dollars. You can also do it, but remember that it will take you a long time to get there.
Affiliate marketing can be done in different ways.
Different people do affiliate marketing in different ways. Some people advertise their affiliate product on Facebook or somewhere else. I don’t recommend this method because it can be very expensive.
The other people, on the other hand, make niche websites and then use them to sell affiliate products. This is much better and will even help your business in the long run. But it can take some time to build and grow your website.
Which method Should I Choose?
If you want to make money quickly by putting some money up front, check out this article. It tells you everything you need to know about affiliate marketing through Facebook ads.
But if you want to make a website and use it to promote your affiliate products, stay on this page and I’ll tell you everything you need to know.
How to Choose Your Niche
The first and most important thing we need to do is choose a niche for your website.
Swimming, Dirt Bikes, Sailing, Travel, Blogging etc are all different Niches. There are a lot of niches to choose from, but competition is a problem.
If you look up any of the above niches on Google, you’ll see that thousands of websites have written about them. This is a big problem because it will take time for Google to notice your blog, and it could take you decades to get to the first page of Google.
The first step toward success is picking a niche with less competition and a good number of searches or traffic. You can use Google Trends, a free tool, to find out how many people visit a certain niche.
For example, instead of just choosing “Travel,” it would be better to choose “Solo Travel” as a niche.
Even if you can’t find any niches with low competition, just choose one that you’re interested in.
We’ll need to make a website for it once you’ve chosen a niche.
Putting together your website for affiliate marketing
You can make a website in a number of ways, some of which are free and some of which cost money. I really think you should go with the paid method.
Free Method :-
You can make a website with WordPress.com. You can choose any domain name you want, but it will have to start with “www.” If your website is called “Travel,” for example, the domain will look like www.travel.wordpress.com.
Since WordPress is hosting your site for free, it can delete it at any time. If you put up too many banner ads on your site, it might get deleted.
But this can be a good choice for a student or a person who is just starting out in affiliate marketing.
Selecting Different Affiliate Products
Before you write an article for your site, you’ll need an affiliate product that fits your niche so you can promote it through the article.
There are thousands of affiliate programs present in each and every niche.
But I would recommend Amazon Associates to a student or someone who is just starting out. Amazon has millions of products from every type of business. They are also trusted by a lot of people.
But How do you promote these products?
Start writing articles about them based on the Niche you chose. Make sure these articles are interesting, useful, and have at least 1000 words. Then, at the end or somewhere else, link to the affiliate product that goes with the article.
Let’s look at an example
Let’s say that my “niche” is travel. I would write something like “10 Travel Items You Can’t Live Without.” This article would list 10 things that can be bought on Amazon. So, if someone uses the link on my website to buy something, I would get a commission.
You could write about any Amazon product and then link to it in your review article.
But the problem is that no one will read these articles right now. Google won’t even know about your new website. As I’ve already said, making a website takes time.
You can speed up this process, though, by writing SEO-optimized articles. Here’s how to do that.
You could promote your articles on Social Media, Forums, etc. while you wait for Google traffic to start coming in.
Other Platforms for Affiliate Marketing
Amazon is now only one of many Affiliate Platforms. There are thousands of other sites that pay commissions that are much higher than Amazon.
Some of them are ClickBank, Commission Junction, ShareASale, and others. They are real websites. But if you are just starting out, it is best to stick with Amazon.
Now, these platforms are general, and they hold many different kinds of products. There are also more specific affiliate programs offered by different companies.
GetResponse, which is an Email Marketing Tool, has its own Affiliate program. You just have to sign up for them.
You could also look for and join other affiliate programs in your niche.
How to get people to visit your affiliate site for free?
There are many free ways to get people to visit your affiliate site. Here are some of the best ways:
Quora and other Forums
When I first started my blog, social media, especially Instagram, was the main way people found it. I found a way to reach more people through Instagram, and as a result, between 5 and 10 people visit my site every day. This is what I did.
I don’t rely on this traffic anymore, but in the first two to three months, it was one of the best ways to get people to my site.
Many people say that Quora doesn’t work and that they don’t like it. I’d given answers on Quora before, and just one of those answers got over 1,400 views. From that answer, I was also able to get 27 conversions.
People don’t know how to do it, so they complain. Do you think you’ll get more views on Quora if you answer a question with useless information and some shitlinks? NO.
Here’s what you have to do.
Write at least three or four sentences. Answer their question in a clear way. Try putting your blog link (not the affiliate link) somewhere in your answer. If not, you can put it at the end as your signature.
Trust me! It’s True.
Most affiliate marketers and bloggers make a mistake here because they don’t start a YouTube channel.
Every time you post an article, try making a video of it. Link to your article in the description of your video. So, as your YouTube channel grows, so does your website.
You don’t have to show your face on YouTube if you don’t want to. Instead, you can make an animated video on VideoScribe and then record your voice over it. All you have to do is that. VideoScribe makes it easy to make videos, and if you want, you can find a lot of tutorials online.
So, that’s it. I hope that this article, “Affiliate marketing for students,” has helped you understand what Affiliate marketing is and how it can be used by students.
“Never Quit” is what I would tell students out there. It can take a lot of time and work to make your first few dollars online.