Affiliate Marketing Opportunity – The Easiest One

March 01 6 Comments Category: Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing opportunity clipartChoosing an affiliate marketing opportunity when starting in this business can be a daunting task when you start digging mainly because there are many of them and picking an affiliate marketing opportunity is definitely more easy when you already have a good knowledge of the different aspects of this business.

As I assume many of you are new affiliate marketers, I’m going to tell you what, in my opinion, is the easiest affiliate marketing opportunity.

To keep things simple, I’m going to provide a simple structure that has been proven effective by many affiliate marketers including me. Please note that there are many ways of doing affiliate marketing and you can promote very different type of products to very different niches.

Even if a profitable affiliate marketing opportunity can be very different from another one, the common strategy that will make it really profitable especially for new affiliate marketers is how targeted the niche is. The equation is simple. The more you target your customers, the more relevant the product you’ll promote, the conversion rate will be higher and you’ll have way less competition that if you go for a broad niche and target broad keywords. Narrowing down a target market is a sure way to get faster results.

So, here’s the easy affiliate marketing opportunity that you can implement:

  1. affiliate marketing picGo to Clickbank.com. Browse the marketplace, find an ebook you want to promote.
  2. Go to the Google Keyword Tool. Check the search volume for the keyword that is the name of the ebook you want to promote. (People typing the name of the ebook are more willing to buy it than people looking for a broad term related to the niche). Add the word “review”, “buy”, “purchase” to the main keyword and check the search volume.
  3. Go to Google, type in the keywords you just checked and analyze the competition for each keyword. Make sure none of your competitors have a page rank higher than 5. (Check it with prchecker.info).
  4. Buy the domain name that corresponds to the main keyword.
  5. Write the content of your website which will consist of a review of the product. Not something pushy. Something simple, obviously objective and personal. Put your affiliate links several times in the review.
  6. Create many backlinks (article marketing, social bookmarking, blog commenting…) to your website to boost its ranking on Google 1st page. (position 1-3 is what you’re looking for!).
  7. Watch the sales coming in.
  8. Optional: Run a targeted Adwords campaign.

As you can see, this affiliate marketing opportunity consists of selling a virtual product to people who are already looking for it and only need a last little convincing review to make them buy.

I hope this inspires you and makes you understand how easy some affiliate marketing opportunities can be.

Louise M.

Louise M. is a 26-year-old successful affiliate marketer and is specialized in copywriting and SEO. She blogs about affiliate marketing for newbies and believes in a simple, action-taking and anti-information overload approach of this business.

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  1. Your site seems… coherent! Sorry, it’s only shocking because so many others eschew the “get rich quick” schemes, which is so frustrating.

    I have a question though. In your steps for starting an affiliate marketing opportunity, step “D” has me scratching my head, and not because I agree or disagree, but I wonder if it is really necessary.

    Here is why I think it isn’t, and correct me if I am wrong, but if you are promoting a product, it stands to reason that you could promote multiple products on the same site, and thus reuse a domain name.

    Your advice is definitely not the first time I have heard to use a single domain, single product approach. Is it because a general site just wouldn’t be niche enough?

    It just seems like such a waste to use so many domains when it could all be brought under one umbrella and have the products managed consistently.

    I just want to sneak one more question in: When you create a site for a product, do you use a template system to speed up the creation of the site, or maybe use a blog to promote the product instead?

    Aaron 5 April 2011 at 2:55 AM Permalink
  2. Hey Aaron!

    Thank you for your comment and questions.

    To answer your first question, the reason why I advise to buy the domain name that corresponds to the product name is that it’s a good SEO strategy to have your main keyword in your url. You’ll definitely have a higher position on Google for the keyword you’re targeting. Also the content of your site will therefore be very relevant to that same keyword.

    Basically it means that if your site promotes only 1 product, you’ll have less competitors and you’ll be relevant enough to get a good position in the search results. Also, as far as the visitor experience is concerned, if they’re looking for the product you’re promoting and they see a broad site about many things that has 1 page about this product and another site that is only focused on the product they’re looking for, they’re gonna go for the second one because it’s more relevant.

    That’s why I think building several sites that are very relevant to specific products is a very good strategy. We call them micro niche sites.

    Now of course you can build a site that promotes several products and list different categories. If you work on it, you can have a pretty high PR for sure and still generate revenue but beating the competition in the SERPS will take longer. Also, you may attract people that are not as ready to buy as the people looking for a specific product are unless you manage to get each review page rank well for each product name but again, it will take some time.

    The alternative of that would be a site that promotes 3 or 4 different products in the same niche and that compare the products and give reviews of each of them (and of course, no matter which product the visitor picks, you’d get a commission on each sale).

    Now about your last question. As I’m a member of the Wealthy Affiliate, I use WordPress Express which basically installs WordPress on your blog along with a set of great plugins and a theme that you pick during the set up. It takes 2 minutes and you can either have a blog or a “normal” site with a static page and a blog section. It’s really a click of a button process. :)

    Hope that answers your questions Aaron!

    Thanks again for your comment :)

    Louise

    Louise M. 8 April 2011 at 12:38 AM Permalink
  3. I understand the desire for the product keyword in the domain as there is a definite bias in Google towards displaying them in the SERPs. Look at all the Dietsolutionscamornot.whatever sites.

    But they can get a little tedious to promote. With such a limited scope there are only so many review articles you can submit to ezine without burning out.

    And it is near impossible to promote such a site through say forum marketing as the moderators on any decent forums wouldn’t have it.

    That is why I favour at least a mini review site of a number of products. There is more scope for getting people to your and building trust.

    James Vincent 27 April 2011 at 9:05 AM Permalink
  4. Yes James I do understand what you mean. The thing is, micro-sites can very easily get well ranked in Google but I think article marketing isn’t the way to promote such sites. They need content on the site itself for sure but then, some constant and diversified quality backlinks will usually do.

    Targeting only 1 product isn’t only good from a SEO point of view (relevance, keyword in domain name…) but also from a visitor’s point of view. If you’re looking for a product and type its name on google, you’re probably ready to buy it or need to read one last review to be 100% convinced so if you have the choice between a review site that talks about several products and a site that is about this product only, you might go for the most relevant one as you aren’t gathering information anymore, you already know what you’re gonna buy.

    But I still do think that a mini review site is good, but only if you compare like 4 products in my opinion.

    Thanks for your comment!

    Louise M. 2 May 2011 at 9:29 PM Permalink
  5. Thanks for this good information about affiliate Marketing

    Frederick 1 December 2011 at 1:23 PM Permalink
  6. You’re very welcome!

    Louise M. 1 December 2011 at 8:05 PM Permalink

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