What Is Affiliate Traffic
This article is intended to answer a question that I regularly receive from my readers: what is affiliate traffic and how to get affiliate traffic.
Already established affiliate marketers either already own their customers (usually because they already have a high traffic website) or they know how and where to find customers (normally through search engines or online advertising).
If you understand this fact, your search for finding affiliate traffic is now simplified.
- You build one or more niche websites to attract targeted traffic for the product you are promoting, or
- You receive traffic through search engine optimization and online advertisements as with AdWords.
Each of these is a huge topic on their own which will be discussed in details in some future articles. Right now, we will stick to the topic of this report, which is…
What is affiliate Traffic?
We call affiliate traffic the number of people who click on your affiliate links. These links may be on your website, eMail, social accounts, etc. and lead to an affiliate website or splash page that you have decided to promote.
Then, they can be offered to buy a product that they might like or need. As your link was used during the purchasing of the product in question, you will receive a commission which is a percentage of the product price.
The company that is selling the product will have previously setup the commission rates. It will either be a large commission or a smaller one that you will be entitled to.
1 – Build your niche websites
As an affiliate, your long term goal is to become the ‘owner’ of this traffic. You don’t want to keep spending money advertising and be sent traffic directly to your affiliated site.
What I mean by to be the ‘owner’ of the traffic, is that you should be creating your own content website, review website or blog, and building your own mailing list.
Yes, it is a bit harder than merely posting an advertisement to make a quick commission. But building your website and your own mailing list is a guaranteed way to grow at an exponential rate and provide you with a nice passive income for a long time to come.
Building your own niche authority will require a long term commitment on your part. It is not a quick fix. But it is a serious investment into your future retirement plan.
If you want a quick fix, then the next chapter is for you:
2 – Advertise
With low competitive keywords, you can leverage on Web 2.0 sites and find top rankings in the natural search results. This will save you some money.
You may also want to entrust the advertising to some online freelance sites such as Fiverr, this is also a very economical and successful way to go about it.
For for certain products, you may be able generate affiliate traffic through article marketing, a.k.a. bum marketing.
As I also explained in one of my previous blog posts, your primary goal is to find targeted affiliate traffic.
And my final words
Last but not least. Now that you know what is affiliate traffic, how and where to find it, I want to remind you about the importance of generating passive and fresh traffic.
Passive traffic are regular and steady traffic coming to your website. They can be people who have voluntarily opted onto your list or they are already your clients.
Fresh traffic would be new traffic coming from your advertising campaigns, search engines or other means.
You need to make it a goal to develop a system that will produce both passive and fresh traffic. This will guarantee you long term success as an affiliate marketer. Once your system is in place, and up and running, you should not have to worry about affiliate traffic all the time.
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