What is an affiliate marketing website? This is an example of an affiliate marketing website. Affiliates (like me) create content and promote other people’s products through their articles, blogs or websites. Affiliates also create videos and advertise on YouTube, Facebook or any other platform.
Some affiliates create content on a blog, and others like making videos for YouTube. All affiliate marketers use some kind of marketing platform to attract visitor. Once they are there, they are usually offered some kind of product or service.
On my website, I offer information about affiliate marketing, blogging and other various forms of online marketing. If someone visits my site and purchases something from me, I earn commissions based on the sales I make.
What Is An Affiliate Marketing Website – A Marketing Platform
So what is an affiliate marketing website? An affiliate website is basically a form of marketing. By writing about something which will draw in potential customers, affiliate marketers can get their website visitors to join their email list or purchase a product directly from their website.
Many websites are affiliate sites. Review websites are a form of affiliate website. Martin Lewis’s site Money Saving Expert is an affiliate website. On it, advice is given about saving money through various companies: credit card companies, bank accounts, phone tariffs etc. When someone uses a link on the site, and purchases a product, the site earns an affiliate commission. It’s still a ‘win win’ because the customer finds a way to save money and the site earns money from having provided the service.
What Is This Site About?
My main affiliate links are for products and services aimed at helping people to learn affiliate marketing and the various marketing forms which are used by affiliates. You can access my ebooks for free by joining my email list. Once on my email list, I’ll recommend the products and services which have most helped me to build an income from the internet. There’s no obligation to purchase anything from my list and you’re welcome to use the information without even having to purchase from me.
If you do purchase a product from me, I’ll earn a commission based on the sale. This is how affiliates earn commissions and make money from their websites.
Do All Affiliate Marketing Websites Earn Money?
Other website owners steadily build content over a period of weeks, months and years. Over time, more and more people will visit their website, sign up to their offers and purchase products.
Not all affiliates are successful and it takes time to learn affiliate marketing. There are also may strategies available for affiliates:
- Blogging – writing content on website
- Creating videos and uploading to YouTube
- Building a social media following on any Social Media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.
- Article marketing – writing articles on article sharing websites
- Paid marketing – using various platforms affiliates can promote products directly without a website.
When you start learning affiliate marketing, your site won’t get any traffic immediately until you start marketing. Some affiliates pay immediately for traffic (visitors) to their websites if they don’t have time to build content on their sites. This is a quick way to get started.
How Do Affiliate Marketing Websites Get Visitors?
Affiliate marketing sites get visitors from a number of different strategies. Mostly though, affiliates use their websites to build up a source of free traffic through sharing their content. Over time, if their content is good, it should get picked up by Google and ranked organically for certain keywords in your content. If you blog regularly and are successful, you can get thousands of free visitors to your website.
Blogging on a website for free traffic takes time and effort. It can take several months of regular blogging on a consistent basis before you’ll start to see consistent sales from an affiliate website. You can also share your content and link back to it to bring more visitors to it and get more authority from Google.
As you can see on my site, there’s a few social share buttons too! (Please share this article 😉
This helps bloggers get more people to see their content if people share and like it. It’s also a signal to Google that your site’s content is being read and shared.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money From Affiliate Marketing?
Making money from affiliate marketing does take time. Depending on the route you take it can take months or years. If you’re a blogger, it can take much longer than if you use paid marketing, for example. With paid marketing, you can buy instant traffic. If you choose the right products, you can get your business moving quite quickly – within a year. If you choose to market using free strategies, it can take much longer.
Get Your Own Affiliate Marketing Website
Take a look at the video by clicking the image below. You’ll see how quickly you can be up and running with your own affiliate marketing website, a sales funnel and a range of products to sell.