I just received $202.90 in affiliate commission from one of my niche websites that I have not touched for several years. Not bad, considering that I hardly spend time on that website.
In today’s blog, I’m going to explain to you how you can do the same.
What I’ve done is probably the most traditional form of affiliate marketing, where I create a content website educating people on a niche topic and recommend products that I’m affiliated to.
For years, the website has been receiving free targeted web traffic from the search engines. In fact, it has been ranking in the top 3 position in Google for some important keywords in that niche.
Not to beat around the bush, here’s exactly how to do it:
1) First, you need relevant content.
For example, if you are promoting stock trading products, your first move is to create a website teaching people how to trade the stock market.
To your visitors, your website should look like a good resource center where they can learn about stock trading.
But from marketing angle, your website is actually made up of articles that are written to target certain keywords so as to get free targeted web traffic from the search engines.
2) Next, you need backlinks.
With targeted keywords and great articles, the next element you need is backlink.
Keyword + Content + Backlinks = Endless Search Engine Traffic
Once you have these 3 elements, your free targeted web traffic will grow gradually on autopilot.
3) Lastly, you need to convert the traffic into sales
Knowing how to convert the traffic into sales is a science. Here I’ll share with you 2 common strategies:
– Give them headache, sell them Panadol
People love free info, but they prefer quick fix.
Using the stock trading example, while your website may be teaching people how to trade the stock market, you can easily recommend some trading ebooks that give them some surefire trading strategies.
Or if you are building a website about acne problem, you can easily recommend an ebook that teaches them how to get rid of acne in 7 days.
– Teach them how, sell them the tools
Your website focuses on providing the know-how. In order to do what you teach, you recommend your readers to use certain tools, which you are affiliated to.
For example, if you are building a stock trading website, you can easily recommend tools like brokerage firm, trading software etc.
That’s it. A simple and straight-forward way to make some affiliate commission using free targeted web traffic. The method may be old-fashioned, but it still works in today’s environment.