Affiliate marketing means, as a affiliate you are sending your website’s traffic to your partner’s eCommerce site like Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal to buy their products or to perform some action.
For every sale that is initiated through your blog or website, you earn a certain percentage of the sale or a fixed portion as commission.
In this article we will tell you how to make money through affiliate marketing in India.
Own a blog or website
In your first step towards affiliate marketing, you need to own a blog or website specifically dedicated to those products or services for which you want to do marketing.
You can use WordPress or Joomla or Drupal to build a website easily or else you can use free services like Google’s Blogger.
Decide products that you want to market
After setting up your blog, you need to concentrate on your content. Select products or services that you as an affiliate want to market in your blog. Based on that, you have to build a very good content rich site which can attract traffics from search engine.
Chose your merchant
There are many eCommerce sites selling products online. Now it’s time for you to choose your partner very carefully. We have listed few very good trusted eCommerce site for you;
There are also few affiliate marketing networks in which different eCommerce site have joined to offer their products. You can also join one of them to get access to a better inventory instead of applying individually to each merchant. Here are top affiliate marketing networks in India;
Link your product or blog to Merchant’s site
After getting approval from any or all of these sites, it’s time to link your product or site to your merchant. When your visitor clicks on a link in your site they automatically directed to your partner’s eCommerce site to buy a product.
You can do it in many ways based on how you have built your site. Two most common methods that most of these blog or site owners are using is linking site’s content to merchants site through links or putting attractive banners and linking them to merchant’s site.
Flipkart, infibeam and Amazon has their in-built banners which can be used by you in your site.
Now you are an affiliate. Please remember that getting affiliation or becoming an affiliate will not serve the purpose. You have to regularly update and post articles either as a review of products or services to get visitors to your merchant’s site.