To become successful in Affiliate marketing the first rule is to get a good Email list.
You are required to get some tools which will help you to create a big Email list and earn good money.
The following tips will help you to grow, as you said you are just new to Affiliate marketing:
First thing , get a domain and hosting where you will set your website. Do not worry you need not to hire some professional website developer, but you can simply create a stunning website using the Wordpress. All you need is to install Wordpress to your domain and you are ready to start going. The website will act like a landing page to all your audience and the best way to get more people come to your website and get a good SEO score is to create a review website , where you will use the product image and provide unbiased review of the product.
Unbiased review- Review of a product that consists of both pros and cons of the product. People like to know both the aspects of a product when they are considering buying it.
If you only provided one sided review to them and they bought the product but did not find it the same way you told them, you will loose their trust and they are more likely not to return to your website and also advise others to stay away of it.
The affiliate marketing is the same system of a physical shop, if you provide them good products they are more likely to recommend more people to your website.
Lets come to the second tool you will require. You gonna need a plugin to help your people to subscribe to your news letter, this creates your list and they grant you permission to send them info about your new reviewed product. With the review you can use your Amazon(or any other) affiliate link which will take them to the purchase site.
You need, A domain(use a sophisticated one), a hosting, an email address (preferred email ending with your own domain name) list building tool, (you may use the Mailchimp, free up to 2,000 subscribers), Getresponse, Aweber( Both Paid) these are also Email auto responder) which helps you to send emails to a vast number of people(only who have subscribed to your newsletter), and if you want to use link redirects and track the traffic you may wish to use Clickmagick, to create Stunning landing pages you can use Clickfunnels.
These are the tools that you will require for a simple start up. As you grow you gonna need more.
Make sure you are investing in yourself to grow. Without investing their is no big profits.
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