How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business – 6 Steps. Step 1

We are in the age of digital revolution where the traditional business as usual approach is rapidly changing. The good thing here is that the traditional gatekeepers are not in your way, so you can start a business online such as affiliate marketing with literally no social capital a.k.a “connections” requirement. But beware that there are new gatekeepers in the digital space. We will explore this in another blog. Looking for quick money? Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make money online. Even if you have an existing business, affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to add another income stream to your business.  The result you get from this blog is to actually have a blueprint to start today.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a way for you to earn a commission for recommending products or services to your friends, family, network, work colleagues or even strangers who come across your recommendation. When they buy, the seller pays you a commission. 

Step 1: Review your opportunities – this is where to start from 

To start an affiliate marketing business you will need to make extensive research on companies that will be open to engage affiliate marketers like you and in your region because not all companies sell to where you stay. Come up with a list of 10 companies that you will like to promote their product and earn doing so. 

What kind of companies are you looking for? 

While some companies require that an affiliate has a website, a vast majority encourage people who do not have a website to use their social media accounts. With this practically everyone can go into affiliate marketing business. Your goal should be to find companies that have an online store where they sell products or services.  These companies want to have traffic directed to their platforms or e-commerce sites like Jumiang, Cartrollers, Konga, wakanow etc this research can be done online by simply typing/writing “companies that have affiliate programs” on google and you will see a list of companies who do this with their links and you can register. Was that not easy? This action should take you at most 2 days to accomplish!

Bonus tip for step 1: Know who you want to sell to.

Let’s get to do another easy research that you will need to be able to move to the next step. Who are your customers? Those are the people like your friends, family, colleges, strangers you will showcase the product of the partnering company to and they buy. So it depends on the products you choose, you now begin to target the customers that will want that product. Make sure to choose a customer base that you can target. 

That was it for now. This is the first step. After you are done with this. Move on toe step 2 which we would release soon. If you want to know when we release step you can sign up to our newsletter. We are creating videos, tools and more guide to help you start your side or full time business. We are also discussing with funding partners to get on board as investors for small businesses in Africa. This opportunity will only be available for our tribe members. Join the Joadre Tribe now and get the tribe app – available right here to get  notifications, learn and build your business. 

Thank you for reading to the end. 

Cheers

Joadre Editorial

Joadre
Joadrehttps://www.joadre.com
I am Joana, a Nigerian-born Austrian-based entrepreneur and activist. Founded Joadre in 2012 and continue to develop content to engage and empower African SMEs.

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