Affiliate marketing is one of the profitable means of making money blogging. However, there are a variety of affiliate programs with different terms and conditions which can be little overwhelming for new bloggers.
In this post, we are going to talk about how to choose the right affiliate program for you.
There is a lot of confusion regarding affiliate marketing. It is not just writing a piece and sharing a link.
As I explain in my affiliate marketing masterclass, affiliate marketing is all about helping people with your content. Before doing it, you need to work to choose the right affiliate program for you.
A program suitable for a blog may not be suitable for another blog depending on its niche, its readers, and their requirements.
So, it is important that you know to choose the right affiliate programs. Let’s discuss in detail about all the three steps you need to consider in choosing the right program.
How to Choose the Right Affiliate Program in 3 Easy Steps
Choose the products based on your niche
Write down the pain points of your niche. In simple words, these are the most searched topics in your niche.
Now, check whether these topics have related affiliate programs. A simple Google search using your topic + affiliate programs will bring the information of affiliate programs in any niche.
Now check the affiliate programs and join which represents your blog’s core better.
For example, I write about monetisation strategies for writers and bloggers. Naturally, in my niche, I would like to talk about products which may help bloggers and writers. So, I would like to talk about Grammarly or Pro-Writing Aid.
Create a list of products you use
Another step you need to consider before you choose the right affiliate program is to check if the products you use have affiliate programs. These products can be your web hosting company, email service provider, any designing app etc.
I am an affiliate to Namecheap (my service provider) and promote them in my blogging book. You can check their affiliate program here.
A blog’s success and prosperity depend on its content strategy. While choosing the right affiliate program, you need to consider while it fits your content strategy or not. Choose the programs that you are comfortable in writing and that fits your blog’s overall agenda.
To know how to create a search engine optimised content strategy, you can check my book SEO Is Not Rocket Science.
So, these are the steps before you choose the right affiliate program.
Affiliate marketing is not impossible to crack. You need to be patient, hard-working and good at researching all the aspects of affiliate marketing.
Now, hurry up and choose the right program for you and your blog using these 3 simple steps.
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