If you are new to affiliate marketing this tutorial should help get you started. Designing and implementing your first ad campaign can be a bit intimidating if you have no idea what you’re doing. If you understand the process and follow the steps you’ll be on your way. Each ad campaign that you want to launch on your website starts off the same and ends the same. Just follow the steps I’ve outlined below and you’ll be a successful affiliate marketer in no time at all.
Step 1 - Choose Your Traffic Source:
Before you can even get started it is necessary to pick your traffic source and what offers you want to promote on your website. You must figure out what you want before you can even begin. There are hundreds of traffic sources and offers you can use. You must first decide if you want to be a mobile specialist or an adult website specialist. You’ll need to do a bit of homework and choose the right traffic source for your campaign. Make sure you pick a traffic source that has been proven to work for others. This helps you get a good start in your new adventure.
Step 2 – Pick Your Offers:
This will require you to do a bit of research to choose the offers that are most suited for your website and niche. You can test multiple offers to see which one works best for you. Do some competitive research about the different offers available to you. Or you can try talking with a few affiliate managers to see what they recommend. It is a good idea to run multiple offers or test multiple offers to see which one works best for you. Normally, you can find several different offers for the same product and it makes it easy o test these and pick the one that works for your website and visitors. There are 3 easy steps you can offer to ensure you’ve chosen the best offer for you.
- Find the affiliate link on an affiliate network.
- Visit the offer page and see what it has to offer or how it looks.
- Now you can set-up your offer.
This is why new affiliate marketers seem to fail. They haven’t done their research before launching their campaign. it is up to you to become a spy and check to see how many other people are running this campaign. Find out what their campaign is, how it looks, and what they are doing. After you’re done spying on other campaigns it is time to contact your affiliate manager. They are there to help you get started and most especially help you launch your first campaign. Your success is also their success so they will go above and beyond to help you out. Use them and get the information necessary to make your campaign a success.
Step 4 – The Designing Stage:
This is the most important stage of your process. You’ll need to decide on what style and design you want to use for your landing page. Don’t be lazy during this stage of the game and opt to use one of the creatives or landing pages offered to you by your affiliate manager. This is where you should shine and show how creative you can be. This is the key to a successful campaign. Here you’ll need to pick your headline, your text style, and what you are offering. After, find the pictures you want to use for your ad. Finally, you can now design your landing page.
Step 5: Setting Up The Hosting Service:
If you don’t already have a website or a hosting service this is where you’ll find one. Make sure the service you choose will allow you to add different widgets to help you track your campaign. Once you’ve decided on your hosting service it is now possible to upload your design to the server and start your campaign. When you set up your campaign and need to track your campaign, it is easier for you to choose a mobile or a desktop campaign. This makes it a lot easier for you to track.
Step 6 – Launch Your Campaign:
You’ll need to have a budget for this. Normally, you can get by with under $20 if you know what you’re doing. You’ll need to bid on your traffic source. This can be done by just bidding a little bit higher than the highest bid. Placement is the key to a good campaign. Now you are ready to launch your campaign. You can set up a specific date and time to do this or you can just go ahead and launch your campaign.
Step 7 – Checking On Your Campaign:
You’ll need to double check on your campaign and see how it is doing. You have the tracking installed and this shouldn’t be a difficult task. In this stage, it is the final stage of your campaign launch. You can still make some tweaks and changes to your campaign to achieve better results. In order to really check on how your campaign is doing, you’ll need to send some live traffic to your landing page. Now you can go in and check your traffic source, your website tracking system, your landing page and how your affiliate network is working for you.
If you follow these 7 simple steps you’ll become a successful affiliate marketer in no time at all. Just make sure to choose the right products for you to offer on your website. Do your research and spy on the other people out there that are promoting the same products as you. Last, but not least, don’t be lazy and take the pre-made landing pages and creatives the affiliate manager offers you. Create your own and be unique.