First Step to Become Marketing Affiliate: Build
Becoming a marketing affiliate is both rewarding
and time consuming. You can spend hundreds of hours planning, solving,
and creating ways to make your product sell. You have to follow up on
different areas like advertising, promotion, and write-ups to make more
traffic than what you presently have. After this, you can earn money
without a sweat.
But before you get to the stage when all you have
to do is wait for your money to come in, you have to start somewhere
and that somewhere is right in front of your computer. You have to
build a website.
Making a website is not simply creating texts and
mix-matching colors that you may look nice. You have to create a
website that is both attractive and could send an impact to the
visitors. In short, the website should sell. To achieve this, it needs
- Catchy Headline. This happens to you: when you
visit several site, there are those which you find interesting and
there are some which you neglect. The secret? Headline. Most people,
upon their first look on the website first look on the headline. If the
headline is catchy they would stay, if not, they leave. Like newspaper
headline, your site should contain a headline that means a lot to the
visitors. Headlines must compel visitors to read the lines underneath.
- Attractive Home page. The life of websites
depends on the homepage. For it is the first thing they see upon
entering the site, home page should effectively attract people to it
and invite them to browse on other pages. You might ask: what should be
the content of the home page". Because your site is intended to sell,
your home page should have a good combination of text and
advertisements. It does not necessarily be colourful, instead,
prioritise on the harmony. Crowded home page is not inviting. Aim for
simple yet elegant home page.
- Keep your links visible. If you are making a
site that is intended for e-commerce sites which aims to corner the
visitor to one link, that is the "buy now" link", linking is not an
issue. But you are making an affiliate website and the intention is not
to corner but to provide useful links to visitors and lead them to
several sites. The more links you have the more reputation you gain
because you provide help to the visitors.
- Provide good articles. Write comprehensive
reviews, articles, and useful contents. This would make you more
popular to the search engines. Use wordtracker.com. This site would
provide you relative keywords you can use on your articles and other
- Do not forget FAQs. You should agree on this:
people need answers to their questions and if the site would not
provide such answers, they would leave. That is why it is important to
include FAQs on your website. This would draw more traffic and would
let the visitors have the idea of what the site is all about. If you
are not aware of the general questions of the public, start asking
- Provide more than what is expected. Add more
products and services such as free downloads. This would attract
visitor that could be a potential costumer.
Now that you know what to consider when building
your own website which is the main step in success, you are almost
certain your affiliate marketing career would flourish.