Starting an affiliate website may seem difficult, but actually, it is easy and even easier than an e-commerce website. When you start an e-commerce website, you need to care of storage, import, Customers, Feedbacks, Delivery and much more. Making your e-commerce website is not as easy as you think when compared to the affiliate websites and lots of investment required for the e-commerce websites. But the investment is low for starting an affiliate website. Today you are going to know how to build and get commissions on an Affiliate site. Before starting the course learn some search engine advertising.
what is affiliate marketing and How affiliate marketing works
Affiliate marketing is nothing but promotes or advertising a product on a website by using banners or URL’s linking directly to the product page on an another website. Affiliate website with a high number of visitors gets more profit than the low traffic sites. That’s why affiliate marketers giving so much importance to their traffic.
When starting an affiliate marketing, you need to sign for an affiliate program. They list some products for promoting it on your website; You can choose the product that you like and get the link for the product and publish it on your site. When someone visits your site and clicks on your affiliate link, then a cookie is set for that user based on his IP when he buys that product within 24 hours then you get a mentioned commission. If he didn’t purchase the product within 24 hours or buy after 24 hours, then you will never receive a commission. The 24 hour period may differ according to the different type of affiliate programs. Some affiliate program has 24 hours cookie life, and others have 6-12 hours cookie life. Always higher is the better.
There are two type of affiliate programs
1.In house affiliate program
An affiliate program is a software or a plugin used for your promotion websites. The advantage of affiliate program is having full control over your affiliates and low cost when compared to the networks. The only disadvantage of this technique is that you need to track everything. Some programs offer best functions, but they ask a monthly. In networks, the setup is also easy as programs but you have less flexibility towards your campaign and you can’t directly contact your sellers, and the cost is very high.
types of Affiliate websites
1.Product review site
2.Product ranking sites
First, all you need to know is which type of website suitable for you. We recommend always choose your passion. If you start a website with a category that you didn’t know or like it, then you probably going to lose your money. If you want a successful affiliate campaign, then choose a category that you already have an in-depth knowledge of it.
Product review site
This type of website is niche based for example If you are reviewing about a new iPhone and promoting an affiliate banner makes your visitors buy the product on other sites. You get a commission. Review sites are excellent, but you need to include much reviews as possible to get more visitors. Product review site is the best place for starting an affiliate site if you know about your products very much.
Product ranking site
This site is similar to the review site the only variation is that it lists ten products instead of one and order them based on ranks. This type of website needs higher focus, and you need to compare all the ten products and rank them according to their features and value for money. A good thing and a brilliant strategy behind this type of website are that when a person enters your and see all your ten products and click all the goods now the cookie is set for all the ten products If that person buys any of the ten product that we ranked in our site. Then we get a commission. There is a high probability that we get a commission. In review site the visitor just clicks your single product if he buys another product then you won’t get any affiliate commission. In this, there is a high chance that the person will buy anyone of those ten products.
Product listing site
Product listing site is same as the e-commerce, but you need investment and to do all the works like reviewing, ranking, etc. for generating visitors on your site but once you get visitors, you can make them visit again through remarketing.
Product comparison site
This type of site is same as the product listing except that it is used to compare the site. When a person enters a product name, your site compares the price on each store and display the prices of the each store of the same product. This can be enabled using plugins such as datafeedr, Goldencan, popshops, etc.
Using all these starting an affiliate site is easy and only choose a type that is fit for you.