How to Become an Internet Affiliate

Affiliate marketing has become a popular method to monetize a website or to be the gateway to starting a business online. Its popularity is due, in part, to the fact that it is easy to become an Internet affiliate. Here is a quick guide on how to become an Internet affiliate marketer and increase your affiliate marketing traffic.


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    Identify your niche. The Internet is a big place and being an affiliate for something that doesn't ring true for you can be a big mistake.
    • Do you have an existing blog dealing with specific subject matter? Are you a member of local clubs or organizations dedicated to one thing? Make sure the topic you choose to market is one that you are passionate about.
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    Purchase a dedicated web domain name. Make sure that it features words that are important to your subject matter.
    • If your subject matter is dog training, try to have the words "dog" or "training" in your web domain--both words if possible. Try to avoid misspelled words or unrelated slang. Topic-specific jargon is actually good in this case ,as it will help people who understand the topic know that you are intimate with it.
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    Put a website on your domain. If you have an existing blog hosted elsewhere, try to move it to your web domain or at least link to it with a menu link. Most major blogging sites have a way for you to move all of your content along with the blogging tools to a separate web domain.
    • You're going to have to design a site and create some content if you don't have a blog. There are plenty of resources out there for premade site templates that are easy to use and look professional. There are also many content management systems that are easy to learn.
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    Choose your affiliate marketing program. There are many reputable sites that are nothing but repositories of digital and physical products for affiliate marketing. Sign up for one and find the products that best match your site.
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    Create content for your site. If you have a blog, focus on more blogging. If you don't have a blog, figure out how you want to lay out your site and make sure that it lets visitors know you're an expert in the field.
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    Place affiliate links in appropriate places. If you've selected more than one product, make sure that each link is related to the content of the website or Web page.
    • You may consider creating a whole page of suggested products with your affiliate links. Some affiliate programs may provide you with banner and leaderboard advertisements. Graphical ads can be very useful, but don't let them crowd your page.
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    Promote your site to your specified niche. Some great ways to promote your site are to guest write for other prominent blogs or have their authors write for you. Also consider distributing video and pay-per-click advertising.


  • Make sure you're not violating any Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations if you write a review for the affiliate product you're selling. Generally the FTC dictates that you disclose when you'll benefit from the sale of a product you're reviewing or suggesting.

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