Why Affiliate Marketing is Profitable For All Businesses

Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective marketing strategies around.  Starting in the early 2000s and steadily growing year on year.  This combined with social media influencers who advertise products and services, has made affiliate marketing one of the most popular ways to make money online.

Let's take a look at some statistics:

  • 71% of affiliate marketers will use three or more networks in their own businesses.
  • Over 18% of affiliate campaigns promote fashion products.
  • 85% of people look for product ideas and information through Google Search.
  • The USA accounts for 39% of the world's affiliate market.
  • Amazon profits for 2021 were $469.8 million.

Let's take a look at why affiliate marketing is profitable for all businesses.

Easy to Run Business

Starting your own business can be an exciting prospect, and you soon start imagining how much money you'll be making.  Unfortunately with most normal businesses your expected to make some kind of an investment into your new company to get it started.  That's not the case with an affiliate marketing business, all you have to think about is creating a website, and finding a suitable affiliate network to start making money from.  This kind of venture gives you more control, and can be less of a headache than most other business models.

All You Need to Know About Website Analytics

When the internet was invented it opened up all whole new world to how a customer behaves online.  This information started to be measured through analytics.  Information that would have been really hard to find out before, is now freely given through analytics platforms like Google Analytics.   Showing your website visitor's demographics, interests, online behaviour, the list goes on.

When all of this data is thoroughly analysed you can understand who your main visitors are, and who you're the main demographic you're writing for.  In layman's terms web analytics can be used as a tool to grow your business online.  

What, Why and How Google Analytics is so Crucial to SEO

What

Part of the Google Marketing Platform, Google Analytics is the handy tool that allows website owners to track, analyse and report data about their own website.  All information is gathered from Google search and neatly packaged and put into the analytics platform.

This is done by a simple piece of  JavaScript code that is added or placed on each website page, enabling the tracking and monitoring of activity.

Google Analytics can show website owners:

Common Errors Affiliate Marketers Make

We all make mistakes, and mistakes are a great way to learn.

But the problem comes when you continue to make the same mistake over and over again and you don't even realise it.  Affiliate marketing can become problematic if you don't know where you're going wrong.

We're going to take a look at some of the most common mistakes affiliate marketers are doing and they don't even realise it. 

How to Use Social Media to Optimise Your Search Results

What does social media have to do with your SEO?

A lot as it happens.

Everyone online wants to stand out and this includes both search engines and social media channels alike.

You need both social media and search engine optimisation to succeed online.  

It's understandable that SEO can look like a long and complicated process, with algorithms, and keywords. While you're trying to create content to get enough traction online.  It looks like a never ending task just to be seen.

Don't despair!

Social media is more than just a place for pinning your content and images.  You need to have the knowledge to know how to build your own brand and really earn the trust of your audience.  Able to show what you can do for others, and drive traffic to your website at the same time.

We're going to look at how your social media SEO can improve your overall SEO.

Stretch Your Writing Muscles With These Exercises

Even on a good day writing can be really hard.  Not unlike exercise, your writing muscle needs training to strengthen it, and this can be done through simple writing exercises, or simple prompts.

Writing Exercises to Spark Your Creativity

Writing exercises are there to flex your writing muscles and spark your creativity.  When you start exercising your writing muscle you understand where it is you're going wrong, and what you might be missing.  Exercises will help you practice and perfect your craft.

If your stuck in a rut, and need something to get you started, writing exercises will stimulate your brain.  Certain exercises and prompts might tap into your creative side, but don't shy away from them if you're not that kind of writer.  Use everything at your disposal to get your brain working again.

Let's get started.

Why There's No "One Size Fits All" to Blogging Success

As the title suggests there is no no "one size fits all" when it comes to building a successful blog.  There are numerous factors that include time, energy, effort put in along with the amount of dedication required to create a blog that's going to make enough money to be classed as an income.

When you start looking at the really successful blogs out there you quickly realise that most of these successful bloggers have been doing it for a long long time.  Overnight success, if it's even possible, is rare if it's even real at all.  The internet is full of blogs that have been going for a decade or more ago.  The real truth is that many bloggers start a blog, and give up after a year or so because they don't understand how long it really takes for a blog to mature and build an audience.

There are no real guarantees when it comes to blogging, and that means the amount of effort, the kind of writing you do, are not a real indicator as to how your blog is really going to fair online.  

I started this blog back in 2015, and I've gone through so many changes with the way it looks, the pages included and the content I've created.  It's still a work in progress.  

But nothing is impossible, if you have the passion, there are always things you can make your blog successful.

How to Make Your Affiliate Links More Visible

Advertising has changed over the years, especially since the birth of the internet.  Every business and brand out there is trying to promote their own links, and some with little to know advertising budget at all.  Some people prefer to use older forms of advertising such as; flyers, card placement, and posters.  But the internet has changed all of that, and most advertising can be seen through social media.  

We're going to take a look at some of the main channels you can use to promote affiliate links, and get your writing and affiliate business out there.

Research Your Product

If you've chosen a particular product to promote, then the next step is to know what you're talking about.  You may already have background information about the product, and have picked something you've seen on Amazon that you know will be easier to promote. 

One of the biggest things people look for is something that's well established or been around a while.  This gives them confidence when they decide to buy that particular product because they already know it's been well-used by other people.  The more information and experience of how the product has been used the more people will want to buy from you.