What is Affiliate Marketing?
I won’t tell you the official definition of Affiliate Marketing, you are not here for that, You are here to find out how these bloggers are making fortune while sleeping (Literally).
Affiliate Marketing is super easy, trust me it won’t take you more than ten minutes to get started.
What Do You Need?
- A Blog or a Website
- Amazon Affiliate Account (We will be registering in this article)
Steps by Step Guide
1. Create or Find a Post
Here I have a WordPress Blog Post on OnePlus 7 Pro, I want to promote this product. This is just a sample post that I’ll be deleting afterward so forgive me for post quality, please 🙂
You can see here it’s a normal WordPress post, With A picture and A “call to action” button,
A Call to Action Button is crucial for any page it takes the user to the desired and planned Page, here we want our readers or users to land on Amazon’s product page via our “Call to Action” Button.
So, When a user clicks on the “Buy Now” button they will be taken to Amazon’s product page and the link we paste behind that “buy now” button will make sure to register the transaction under our tracking id so that we earn commission on this successful purchase.
2. Register on Amazon’s Affiliate Program
Register on Amazon Affiliate Program by clicking on the link here.
If you have an Amazon account already use it, or else create an account.
It might look complicated but just read and fill up accordingly, most of the things can be changed later.
You can put your name in the field of Tracking Id.
But make sure you put your website or blog address correctly, yes you have to provide your blog address, also there will be an option of mobile app address – leave it empty.
So once you complete your registration I will meet you on the other side.
3. Enable SiteStripe
Once you are logged in navigate to Tools > SiteStripe.
Once you are in the SiteStripe Page > Click On Learn More
You will find Information on the SiteStripe Tool. You should read about it.
SiteStripe will add a bar on the top of every product page. This bar will give you the affiliate link of the product you want to promote.
Don’t worry if you don’t get it, you will get it soon as you implement it on your own blog.
Make sure the Display Status is Enabled.
And below you will find two more tick boxes named “Get Link” And “Share” by default they are Checked If you find them Unchecked go ahead and check them.
4. Get affiliate Link for the Product
A drop-down box will appear where you will find the affiliate link, Copy that link, the link is connected with your tracking id so don’t worry you will get your commissions.
5. Inserting link on the Call to Action Button
You have the affiliate link copied and ready to be pasted on the Call to Action Button, I hope you have made your Call to Action button already.
A Call to Action button can be a text, an image, or a dedicated button.
Let’s go back to our WordPress Post,
Select the Call to Action Button, in my case it is the text “Buy Now” And the thumbnail-sized picture “Buy Now”.
Select the text where you would like to insert the link and click on the insert link icon.
A window will Pop-UP like this,
Paste the URL we have copied earlier in the URL Fiel given
Make sure to tick the box which says “Open link in a new tab”
At the end click on Add Link
Do same with the Thumbnail-seized “Buy Now” Picture,
Select the picture > Click on the Insert link icon > Pop- Up window appears
Paste the URL that we have copied earlier, Check the box to open the link in new tab, Click on save, Done!
Congratulations! We did it!
Now you can visit your website and check if the “Call to Action” button that we made works or not, simply click on the button or text and it should take you to Amazon’s Product Page, Make sure it opens in a new tab as you don’t want your reader to leave your blog.
So this is it, This is basic Affiliate Marketing.
If you want to support me buy From my affiliate link ( I will earn some commssion
There are various advance tools that can be used to integrate Affiliation Links in blog posts, I’ll write on Advance Affiliate Marketing soon.
Comment below if you got stuck somewhere in the process,
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