6 Critical Tools You Require To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing
Though affiliate marketing is the easiest way to get started without creating any product, dealing with customer service or huge investment as compared to traditional business, you still need certain tools in order to make money in affiliate marketing. Not just for now but for long term. Having said that, here are 6 critical tools you require to make money in affiliate marketing.
First of all, you need online marketplaces to get your free accounts, promote affiliate programs related to your niche and get paid for sales.
If you are promoting physical products like DVDs, electronics, golf clubs, jewellery video games etc, Amazon and Commission Junction are my recommendations.
But if you are promoting digital products like ebooks, software tools, video courses and website templates, Clickbank and Paydotcom are my recommendations since I have been making money from them since 2008.
2. Keyword Tool
Secondly, you need a keyword tool to find keywords related to your niche and meet the following criteria:
A. High Number Of Local Or Global Searches,
B. Low Competition
C. Fair Amount Of PPC Ads
The best tool is Google keyword tool which you can find easily in Google and do your research based on the three requirements. It is also free.
3. Content For Your Sites And Articles
The next thing you need is content for your sites and articles. If you are good in writing articles like me, that will not be a problem. If not, you might either consider outsourcing this task to freelancers or take up some article marketing courses to learn how to write articles.
Of courses if you can find an affiliate marketing course which offers training on writing articles, that will be even better.
You also need an autoresponder.
For those of you who do not know what it is, autoresponder is a web-based tool that allows you to build your email list and send emails either to give your subscribers the link to your free gifts, provide valuable information or special offers. All this through an optin box in either your landing page or review site.
With autoresponder, you can capture the emails of your web visitors and market your products to them again and again so long as they stayed on your list.
Most internet marketers will tell you that this is the essential must have of all tools since the money is really made in your list of subscribers.
5. Domain Names And Web Hosting
Before getting a landing page or review site, you need to get domain name and web hosting.
For this, I recommend either Go Daddy or Namecheap for domain names while for hosting, I recommend Bluehost or Hostgator.
6. Submission Network Of Relevant And High Traffic Sites
Finally you need to have a submission network of sites to post your content and drive targeted traffic to your sites. Sites as in article, blogging, bookmarking, classified advertising, PDF, press releases, social networks and video directories.
Simply relying on Search Engine Optimization alone is not sufficient especially with Google's recent changes. You need submission network of relevant and high traffic sites to build quality backlinks to your site for more traffic, optin leads and sales.
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If you have been struggling to make money consistently online, you might consider checking out my free Affiliate Compass course whereby I will walk you through from A to Z of what I know about affiliate marketing.
At the same time, check out all the tools you need online in my other site here.