To make money online as an affiliate marketer, it is important that you know how to promote things effectively to a targeted audience. We have already discussed about how to choose a product to sell and how to promote a product. Now, it is time that we discuss in detail about promoting products on your own website or blog. This concept has been discussed to some extent in the previous posts but it is important that you understand it more in detail so that you can move ahead with the work.
Why your own website is the best way to promote products online?
While you can promote a product by various means, there is nothing that gives you complete control over things you can do with your stuff as you can do it on your own blog or website. A website is a place on the Internet where you provide information about things to people looking for help on some subject. A website can very well be an online store where goods are sold like we have plethora of e-commerce websites that sell a variety of items. Setting up such a big website takes expertise, a lot of upfront investment and market knowledge with the ability to fight the competition. However, when you think of setting up a website on a small scale like that of an affiliate marketer, things are not that difficult and you can make handsome money in the long run if you keep working in the right direction. My aim is to teach people who to do stuff like this for financial independence.
Things you will need to make a website and earn money
A domain name:
This is the name of the site where the information about products and services that you want to promote will be setup, like makemoney.tips. It’s a name that you can reserve from various domain registrars. Once you book the name for a specific period of time, it will be all yours and is unique. People type in the URL (uniform recourse locator) of a website to reach it on the World Wide Web. This is similar to having a real estate. You pay for the piece of land and book it on your name apart from the fact that domain names cannot be bought, they can only be registered for a period of time for which you pay the registrar. Of course, you can always renew the registration when it is due to expire. To learn how to choose domain name, you can read my another post Ten tips to choose a good domain name.
A web hosting account:
This is essentially the place where you upload the information. It is like a storehouse in your house where you keep things and take them out when required. A domain name is connected with the web hosting account. This is the physical space in the servers of the hosting company. Basically like your computer where you have the hard disks to store your files. Similarly, whatever information you choose to present on your website, all of that will be stored on a web server. You would need to buy the space depending on the need. If you intend to run a website, you can choose from the basic packages that a web host provides.
You can setup a website in a few minutes with one click applications that are available. Word Press is a great tool to build professional websites and this can be done quickly. You may need to learn a few things in the beginning but all will be easy once you get used to it. I will talk more about this in detail in the next posts. Till then, Keep Discovering. 🙂
Remember: Nothing can be achieved unless you are motivated and committed to work hard to achieve results that you have always wanted.