I'm new to affiliate marketing...

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I've been doing writing for several years and want to look into different avenues to making money online. I don't know how to really start a website and have tried reading articles and how tos with no success. I'm looking for other ways to make income at home as article writing seems to have died down or I'm looking in the wrong places. Any tips?!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Use forum search to find info on getting started in affiliate marketing, etc...some example threads are below



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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    Why not start blogging? There are a lot of free information available of how to install wordpress for example. You can find tutorials on youtube. It's way easier than you might think.

    I'm suggesting blogging here because you already like to write stuff.

    Once you generate some traffic you can make money with your website by promoting affiliate links
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Affiliate marketing still works well. I have a feeling we will be seeing more and more people looking into jump into the industry or at least some type of making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    Go to the ClickBank marketplace and study the different niches. Find a niche or maybe even more than one. Start a blog writing about one topic at a time. As far as how to start a site, as Kay said there are plenty of threads in this forum which can help with that. I recommend you learn about Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well why not to do review videos ,blog posts about different affiliate products .you can watch already make review content and then make your own content by rephrazing the content and not copy paste .The advantage of this its here people are in buying mode
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  • Profile picture of the author TheValueneer
    Hey there!

    I personally love blogging for affiliate marketing. But if this is not what you are looking for, there is another way.

    And I mean doing Facebook Ads. This way you won't have to write tons of articles for your blog, but you won't get around writing something.

    Because if you start doing Facebooks Ads you still have to write content for your landing pages. And then you need to get more information about copywriting.

    Because if you decide to write less (like on a landing page) the more important are the words you are going to use for your ads.

    But it is definitely a faster way to do affiliate marketing without having a website / blog.

    It is more risky though, because you have to pay to make your ads on Facebook.

    It all has its advantages and disadvantages, you know?
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  • Profile picture of the author ZoyaHall
    The forum has good information.
    Try creating a small WordPress site.
    Remember, you need quality SEO.
    Make your services interesting for others
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by wordsuwant09 View Post

    I've been doing writing for several years and want to look into different avenues to making money online. I don't know how to really start a website and have tried reading articles and how tos with no success. I'm looking for other ways to make income at home as article writing seems to have died down or I'm looking in the wrong places. Any tips?!

    If you really want to make serious money online, the basis to that
    is knowing how to develop your own websites. I have been doing
    this for 20+ years and I highly recommend doing that to anyone.
    You will need to learn some basic HTML but you can also learn
    how to setup your own WordPress sites. You aren't going to learn
    everything at once, this is all going to take time. The good news
    is that you can learn by watching YouTube videos, other tutorials,
    and by reading books, but you will learn best by actually doing.

    And I highly recommend that you read a book on passive income.
    That will provide you with solid ideas of how you should proceed.

    Good luck, hang in there and don't give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    I recommend experimenting with some niche's that you feel work well. If you were a consumer, what's an everyday need? How much would you want this need to cost? Lots of questions go into making money.
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  • As a writer, I have found that blogging works best with affiliate marketing - if you are have a high-level of knowledge about the product/service you are promoting. The key is that you need to understand your audience - and then create engaging blog posts that clearly demonstrate the value of what it is you are promoting. I always look at it from the prospective of my reader is trying to find a solution to a problem they have (and I can give them the answer to their problem). I recommend selecting a micro-niche to focus on.
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  • Profile picture of the author MSterling
    If you like to write articles then continue. This topic is still alive.
    Try to create a blog and share your articles.
    Engage in SEO, study this direction, analyze everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for over 19 years. However, I do things differently than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross-promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $15-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    Something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author digital55
    Affiliate Marketing is very popular today and has been picking up.

    You can either go the SEO route and try to rank your blog or website.

    Or you can invest in paid traffic to get going immediately to see what works and doesn't work.

    Pick a niche, do your keyword research, set up your landing pages, and go from there.

    Since you have been doing writing for several years, you should be able to pick it up quickly when building and writing your content on your pages.
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