To Make Money as an Affiliate Focus on These Four Areas

To make money as an affiliate it’s important to concentrate your efforts in four areas: blogging, list building, social marketing and trends. As you develop better understanding of these areas,you’ll see your earnings grow and in some cases you’ll probably be able to negotiate higher commission tiers.


Blogging can appear to be rather simple to most people, but there is a lot more to blogging than setting up a basic blog and adding some articles. As an affiliate who aspires to be successful you’ll want to know some advanced strategies such as using plugins that help your blog operate better,ways to achieve the best navigation and more.

You want to know advanced strategies. This includes things like plugins which help your blog operate better in the world of SEO, elements that achieve the best navigation and communication with your audience, and more. Creating a professional blog that makes a difference is a constant learning process!

2.List Building

List building cannot be ignored! A big mistake you could make as an affiliate is to just concentrate on getting the click from a prospect,hoping you will get a sale.

You need to get that name on your own list so you might make future sales to that prospect. In most niches, you will have the opportunity to make more sales to that potential customer, whether it be golfing, tools, fitness equipment or whatever you choose to promote.

You want to know the technical details of list building, but also gain insight into how to grow your list, how to make the subscribers more responsive, and more. There’s a lot to learn and implement.

I’ve noticed in forum conversations and also in internet marketing promotions,that the subject of list building constantly comes up as marketers exchange information about ways to improve their list building.It’s really very important!

3.Social Marketing

The third important area an affiliate needs to study is social marketing. There are many books on this subject that will help you learn the best ways to go about getting free traffic from Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter.

4.Spotting Trends

Spotting trends is very important for an affiliate who wants to branch out or expand a niche. You can get an edge over your competition by finding and following trends. So, even if you plan to stick to one niche,studying trends will keep you ahead of the crowd.

I would appreciate getting your thoughts about how the above topics can help you make money as an affiliate and I’m also ready to answer any questions you may have.

Fran :)

Amin - 04/09/2014

Hi Fran,

I just took a look at your site and I think it’s great. Some good information here for beginners.

Your point, “here is a lot more to blogging than setting up a basic blog”, is a good one.

I know blogging is “easy”, but that means anyone can do it. So to stand out from the crowd you have to do things that other people don’t.

It’s a little bit of extra work, but nothing worthwhile ever really just happened without some effort, right?


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