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In this video, Lori Ballen, a 6-figure affiliate marketer will show you exactly how she earned a specific commission on the day she made this tutorial video through her blog.
Time needed: 30 days.
In order to follow Lori’s Steps and earn affiliate marketing commission, You’ll need to build or get a WordPress Website and Hosting, Determine your niche, Create a long-form quality blog, and gain traffic via search engine ranking, social media strategies paid ads and so forth. Then, set up a relationship with the brand that creates the product you want to market.
- Create a WordPress Website
You can create a WordPress Website in many ways. You can install WordPress easily with WPengine, Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Wealthy Affiliate, etc. or call a WordPress website company such as Ballen Brands at 702-917-0755.
- Determine your Niche
You’ll want to know exactly what kind of audience you want to create content for. Your website should be niche focused and on topic. Some topic niche websites for affiliate marketing are: online dating, making money at home, finance, pets, health, and fitness and so forth. In this case, Lori’s niche is real estate agents who want to get more leads for their business. Her blog LoriBallen.com focuses on the real estate agent, coach or entrepreneur that wants to generate more leads online.
- Identify Your Audience and their Problems
Next, do some research on the audience that would be visiting your blog and research what kind of questions they would have, problems they need solved and so forth. Lori uses SEMrush for topic research.
- Write a Blog
This is the most important piece of the entire strategy. You must cover topics in depth. If you are really covering a how-to topic in its entirety, a blog post would be thousands of words long. Lori uses SEMrush (content template) to research what articles are ranking in the top 10 results of Google Already. Then she knows how competitive the topic is and what kind of content Google is ranking. SEMrush also shows her the semantically related keywords most used by the top 10 ranking blogs so she can be sure to include them in her guide as well.
- Choose Your Affiliate Product
Find a product that your audience for your niche website is going to appreciate. Set up an affiliate relationship with them if they have an affiliate program. Once you have your assets (banners, links, videos, guides, etc), you can include them in your blog post.
- Generate Traffic to your Blog on your Website
You’ll need to submit your blog to Google using google webmaster tools. Having a sitemap with Google also helps. Your website may rank on Google’s Search Engine Results Page (SERP) or bing, yahoo or another search engine.
You may also want to drive traffic by sending your blog out to your email list, creating a video about it on youtube, sharing in the right social groups and channels and possibly running paid advertisements such as google pay per click, Facebook ads and so forth.
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