Let me ask you this…
Who doesn’t love the idea of working from anywhere in the world without a set work schedule? The benefits are amazing.
Becoming successful with affiliate marketing is about working smart, not just working hard. So how do you build a successful affiliate marketing business?
You start with the right tools.
To help you become this business, we’ve compiled a list of the basic affiliate marketing tools that will help you monetize faster, and pave the way to greater success!
There are other tools, no doubt. But the list below contains the most essential tools you need to start earning weekly commissions immediately. So, let’s go
No 1. Affiliate Network Account
There are several affiliate networks that pay mouth-watering commissions with high quality service.
You may have heard of clickbank, affiliate junction, jv zoo, warrior plus, etc
But you know what? Many Nigerians are not successful with them because of payment issues. Many require the use of Paypal and Nigerians cannot receive money through Paypal.
The only available option is to risk faking another country’s Paypal and use. In most cases, you must be ready to hide your IP address so you are never discovered.
And if you are caught, your life will never remain the same. This is because they will not just ban your account, they will make sure that all the money in the account are gone.
I can tell you about them because I was there.
But there is a good news.
Now, you can fearlessly register with an affiliate network here in Nigeria, use your Nigeria address, and get paid through your Nigeria bank account every Friday.
And because this is controlled by top internet marketers, all the products on the site are top-notch, well-researched and highly demanded.
I can tell you this is the future of internet marketing in Nigeria, and all my future training on affiliate marketing will be based on this platform.
That platform is called Expertnaire. And what does it cost to register an account with Expertnaire? It is just #10,000 per year.
But here is another pleasant news!
If you purchase this affiliate marketing course here and now, you will be granted 2 years free membership to expertnaire.
In other words, you will be given a free ticket of #20,000. Amazing right? Detailed training has been provided as part of the affiliate marketing course
2. Domain Name and Hosting (Your Website)
Before you can even get an affiliate marketing campaign running, you need to buy a domain and build a website.
For example, in the URL http://NairaAtWill.com/72pre, the domain name is NairaAtWill.com.
Now, your job is to search for a domain name that is still available, register it with any domain registrar, and then host it.
As a beginner, I recommend that you use the services of Smartweb.com.ng. Their price is very okay and I love their superb customer support.
For example, if you buy their standard package of #3500 per annum, you will get a free .com.ng domain name, which normally costs #1,100.
So with #3500, you can have a domain name like www.xyz.com.ng for 1 year
And if you buy from this link here, I will also get a token as an affiliate.
So, if you love me a bit, you can click the link below to buy so I can also chop commission from your purchase.
Even if you don’t buy through my link, no problems. We’re still friends. The link again is: https://smartweb.com.ng/web/aff.php?aff=2459
With your registered and hosted domain, you can set up your blog in 10 minutes and use it for your promotions.
We will talk about blog set up and how to use it to your marketing in the future articles.
But for now, let’s talk about the the main things you need the domain name for. That is landing page.
3. Landing Pages Creator
A landing page is a web page that allows you to capture a visitor’s information through a lead-capture form (also called a conversion form).
The most important visitor’s information usually captured is the email address.
Others are names, location, and at times, phone number.
You need the email address to follow your potential customers up via email, and the phone number to follow them up via bulk SMS.
This works because for those who don’t regularly check their emails, SMS will do the wonders.
Creating landing pages allows you to target your audience, offer them something of value, and convert a higher percentage of your visitors into customer.
Wondering if you too can design pages like these? Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to design yours in another section. The truth is, if I can, you too can.
As part of my own personal support for you, I am going to give you the exact software I use for the creation of my landing pages.
In addition, I am also going to show you how you can do same in a matter of few minutes. Click here to access your copy now,
4. Automatic Email Sender (Autoresponder)
When it comes to automating your sales system via email marketing, autoresponder service is a must-have. Why?
This service helps send pre-written messages, scheduled to be sent at specified times in a particular order to the recipient.
For example, I can schedule my pre-written messages thus:
Message 1: Send immediately one signs up, to welcome him
Message 2: Send the following day to download a free report
Message 3: Send 3 days later to encourage him to read an article on my blog etc
So, I don’t have to start writing each time I need to send an email. They are usually written and scheduled, and anytime a new subscriber joins, same sets of messages are sent.
Autoresponder also enables you personalize the emails you send to your subscribers.
So, instead of addressing them as “Dear friend”, they are addressed with their names, such as “Dear John”
That helps you connect personally with them, and thus, trust is enhanced.
There are so many autoresponder services. Popular ones are Getresponse, Aweber, MailChimp, iContact etc.
While the first two are my best favourites, I am also considering Traffic Wave because it is cheap and effective.
You can do some research on them. As per charges, most of them allow you try their services for free the first month.
Subsequently, you’ll pay as your list size increases. Check their websites for their pricing. And this is nothing when you start seeing results.
When you join my Affiliate Masterclass, we will talk more on how to set up these systems so they make your marketing so easy and professional.
5. Facebook Account
The primary source of our traffic will be Facebook. It means that we will pay money to Facebook to help us reach thousands of interested buyers very speedily.
You cannot rely on your Facebook friends alone. To succeed and make it big in any business, advertising is key.
You may have the best of products, but if no one knows about it through effective advertising, it is like a man winking at a woman in the dark.
Only you know that you are winking. The woman knows not. And hence, nothing for you.
Detailed training has been provided already on the training program to get you started.
And when you have this skill, do not think it will be useful only for affiliate marketing.
Far from that. You can use the same skill to market your own product and services and pocket all your profits.
Facebook allows you use their platform without post-paying for their services. I mean, you can spend up to $25 dollar for advert and pay later.
In most cases, you would have made a few sales with profit during these period. That is another huge benefit of using Facebook adverts over many others.
6. Funding card and fund
You need your debit card (Mastercard or Visa card) to fund your Facebook advertising account.
I recommend Firstbank, GT Bank, ALAT from Wema Bank, and UBA cards for this.
Why do you need fund again when Facebook will allow you spend $25 upfront on advertising?
Having this tells Facebook you are serious. It will also ensure that your adverts suffer no interruptions.
$50 or #18,000 or thereabout is a good place to start. Remember, this is business and not a child’s play. You need to treat it as such. Be ready and committed.
With these tools, I can assure you that you are good to go. And with the training provided in the 5 video modules, you have no excuse for not succeeding with affiliate marketing and subsequently replacing your day’s job.
If you have any question, kindly drop it here and I will personally attend to them.
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