What is a simple way to explain Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is when you are paid a percentage each time you sell a product or service which belongs to another person.
Now although you don’t want to sell any ‘ole thing to any ‘ole person, if you believe in the product you are selling, and you have the right target market to sell that product to, then affiliate advertising is a great way to begin making money and is one of the first forms of monetization you will learn when making your creative projects.
However, in open transparency, the first thing you need to understand about affiliate marketing is the high possibility and truthful reality, that chances are you aren’t going to make any money…at all.
unless you choose a product or a company you believe in, and have like minded people to share the products you are selling or vouching for.
In other words, you’re not going to generate large amounts of cash, and sit back watching your bank balance grow….unless you pair the perfect product with the perfect customer.
Don’t sell Alannah Hill clothing to an 80 year old man, and don’t sell the latest Assassins Creed Game to a 3 year old child!!
Now, let’s clarify again….what is the difference between affiliate marketing and normal advertising?
Normal advertising is where we have something thrust under our noses…like the youtube ads that you can’t skip, and the pop ups that don’t let you click out of them. They suck. No-one wants them ~ do they?
Affiliate marketing on the other hand is saying, hey I like this product, if you like it or want to check it out~ then click here.
Now if you have decided you would like to start adding a couple of affiliate products to your website, and are wondering how to do it, you start by choosing your affiliates fit in with the customer or audience you are creating your work for.
Once you sign up to the product you want to sell, each product has it’s own affiliate link and own individual code that gets linked up to you, so the system knows who you have referred.
Affiliate marketing is not compulsory for working with me 1-1, but it is compulsory if you are doing The Prosperity Project Signature Content Creation Certification Course because even though you are studying strategy, it is vitally important you understand how to make money online with the work you are producing.
Even if you are employed by a not-for-profit or are working on a social justice campaign, you MUST learn to monetize your work from day 1 so the business or cause you are supporting can continue to thrive, even if once you hand over the project they choose not to use the products, at least you will have built it in from the start.
So now lets pretend you have signed up to the product you want to sell and have your affiliate link…..what will you do with it?
Well you could write a blog post and use YOUR affiliate link to tell people where to purchase.
Or you could post something on facebook, or Instagram…once again making sure you are USING your own link for the place that people will go to purchase the book.
And that’s it!!
Like it really is that simple!!
Different affiliate programs have different codes, but basically the process is the same.
This book covers the basics of what affiliate marketing is and has some worksheets to give you step-by step info to get started. This one is completely unaltered from The Change Room Learning Series, however there is also another affiliate marketing pdf you may be interested in too:
The Affiliate Marketing 14 day challenge. You can find that one by clicking the link here. I offer this as a pre-recorded course with workbook and video for $149 which is a bargain because you can get up and running within 24 hours if you want to put in the work!
If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my best to help.
***PLEASE NOTE*** this is a PDF workbook and no physical product will be shipped.