Are you looking for ways to make money as an affiliate? There are blueprints one can follow to becoming successful. Having a website or blog with a great quality review about a product you are promoting needs to be ranked high in the search engines in order to generate some income. To do this, one needs to know how to draw traffic to a site with targeted leads. This is an outline you can follow to get you going. Hard work and dedication is required in order to make money online. So if you don't have the patience or passion to continue, then you should go do something else.

1. Find A Product To Promote
Some great places for an affiliate to start and find a product to promote to make money online are places like ClickBank, Commission Junction, or PayDotCom. If you have a favorite website, check to see if they have an affiliate program.

2. Get A Domain Name
Once you have picked a product, you will need to buy a domain name, to make your link more attractive and professional. There are several sites to go buy a domain name, but one site that is real popular is GoDaddy. Domain names are usually about $12 for an entire year, but you can get it for $1.99 for the year. Type ‘GoDaddy promo codes' in the search engine and look around. Try to make your domain name as relevant as possible to your product.

3. Hosting
GoDaddy, HostGator, and BlueHost, are all great places to buy hosting, and are all recommended for your WordPress Blog, or website. Hosting is typically around $4.99 month. This is fairly inexpensive.

4. WordPress
Once you have all the above set up, you are now ready to get your blog up and running. If you need help setting up your WordPress blog, go to YouTube and watch a video.
Here is where you start writing articles for people to read about your product you are promoting. Make sure you do some keyword research to help you draw high targeted people. Write on your post everyday, or every other day. Fill it up with rich content, videos and pictures.

5. Video
Doing a video and mixing it in with your blog always helps. Just make sure you set up your video with keywords in your description box and link your videos to your blog, and your blog to your videos.

This is one way to making money as an affiliate. It may be some work in the beginning to set up, but once you have gone through it once, it gets quicker and easier.


Source by Joe O Orosco