If you want to make money online through affiliate marketing and you’re not really sure how to get started, this tutorial will surely help you. To get started, you’ll need a website first, which entails choosing a domain name and selecting a web hosting company. You can get a free domain and hosting account for $0.01 from Hostgator, one of the leading web hosts. Once you are done with your website, it’s time to make it look contained.
You’ll need to add content to your site. Content is the most important part of any website and that’s why people visit the site, but there’s no need to be intimidated. Check out this article, “Five Effective Copywriting Tactics for Affiliate Marketing” for some pointers.
Once your site is online, you’ll want to drive potential consumers there. Search engine optimization provides sustainable, long-term site traffic, but it can take two-to-five months before you see measurable results.In the meantime, you can use pay-per-click (PPC) advertising to build up traffic quickly: select relevant keywords and bid on them at the major search engines: Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
Once you decide which keywords to bid on, you’ll need to develop ad copy to go along with them : typically two lines with 30-40 characters per line, with a specific call to action (“Buy now!”) or some other hook or incentive (“50% off today only!”). You’ll also need to designate a destination landing page for each ad.
When selecting landing pages for PPC ads, it’s best to bring customers directly to a page as far along in the process as possible. This technique is known as deep linking, and it helps eliminate the customer frustration that can result from entering the same information multiple times. For example, if customers search for brown leather couches and click on your ad, they should be taken directly to a page with brown leather couches where they can filter their search further; they should not be taken to the homepage of a site where they must search again for brown leather couches. That will annoy them.
Check out the some great advice on how to put together effective pay-per-click ads here and here.