Over the years I have developed a content marketing strategy that has proven to generate an income online. This content marketing strategy can be duplicated by anyone that is willing to learn. I wanted to publish this case study here on my website so I can show you how to do it. I will be breaking up the Case Study into parts, as I have to explain various things along the day, so to avoid you from getting confused.
With that in mind, I will keep the comment section below this video open for you to ask me any questions that you have. I will try to be as detailed as possible without being too overbearing.
Step 1: Finding a Product to Sell
The best way to jump right into affiliate marketing is to find a product to sell. The most reliable method for me has been ClickBank, because you are automatically approved to sell most of the products on the platform.
So you defintely need ot create an account first and validate your tax information.
Once you have completed that you need to find a product to sell on the Clickbank Marketplace. Typically, you can promote whatever product you want, but in this case study instead of choosing to promote something that I am extremely passionate about, I am going to choose a product that is just selling like crazy.
The best way to find a product like that is to do an ‘advanced search’, and filter it by ‘gravity’, $ per sale, and also making sure that the Vendor has provided an affiliate tools page where we can download free tools to help us promote the product, if needed. Gravity is a metric created by clickbank to let you know approximately what products are selling the best in the recent weeks. I usually like to have a Gravity of at Least 20.
The product that popped up at the top of the screen as you can see in the screenshot is “Teds Woodworking”. It has a gravity of 185, which is really good. The average $ per sale is over $55.
Step 2: Creating Our Affiliate Link
You are supposed to create your own affiliate link to promote the affiliate product by clicking the “Promote” button next to the product description. Although I recommend you create a tracking id for each seperate place you put your affiliate link, it is not always necessary. I usually put “yt” for YouTube, and “fb” for Facebook.
Step 3: Masking Our Affiliate Link
Now that we have an affiliate link to send to send our visitors we have to make the link pretty by masking it with one of our own urls. I will use an affiliate link masking plugin that I have installed on my http://mochidigital.com website. It will turn the ugly url like what you see above into one that looks like this: http://mochidigital.com/recommends/tedswoodworking
One of the biggest reasons to mask your affiliate links is that they are often banned by the various platforms that you use, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and WordPress. The only way around it is to generate your own masked affiliate link.
If you do not have your own domain, some people use Bitly to create their own Masked affiliate links for free.
What is the Next Step?
This whole process of part one took hardly any time at all. Maybe just 15 to 20 minutes. This part of the process is not nearly as time consuming as some of the other steps that are to come.
Now that we have an affiliate link to promote, the next step is to do some keyword research. The reason we do keyword research is to determine what your prospects who are looking for what your product has, are searching for on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. I will get more into details with Keyword Research in the next post. See you soon.