With many different affiliate platforms out there, it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for ways to make money from home. One of the most popular affiliate marketing platforms is Amazon Associates. Amazon Associates doesn’t just provide an affiliate program – it provides a whole suite of tools and applications that can help you get started quickly and easily. In this article, we will discuss how to start selling online marketing courses on Amazon Associates.
The Different Types of Online Marketing Courses
When you’re first introduced to the world of online marketing, it might be a little bit overwhelming to know exactly what kind of courses there are. Essentially, there are three different types of online marketing courses: digital marketing, social media marketing, and search engine optimisation (SEO).
What does this mean in practice? Let’s take digital marketing as an example. With digital marketing, you will learn about email marketing, web analytics, mobile marketing, and more. Essentially, you will learn about using digital tools and tactics to drive traffic to your site.
Now, you might be familiar with the terms email marketing and web analytics. If not, here’s a short explanation:
Email marketing is all about sending emails to potential customers to promote your products or services. The advantage of email marketing is that you can quickly and easily reach a large audience. To find out how to do email marketing, you can simply log onto your email marketing provider’s website and start building lists.
Web analytics is all about tracking the behaviour of visitors to your site. The reason why this is important is because you can use web analytics to optimise your site and to easily find out how visitors are interacting with your content. For example, you might notice that people are leaving a lot of money on the table after visiting your site. Perhaps, you’ve even noticed yourself leaving money on the table after visiting certain websites. If so, you can use web analytics to easily find out why that is and what can be done to change that. To find out more, simply visit a website that is providing web analytics training.
While these two examples focus on marketing websites, the same principles can be applied to any kind of website or blog. For example, if you’ve got a food blog and want to learn more about SEO, you can visit a website that teaches SEO, or you can get an entire course and learn SEO from scratch.
Starting A Profitable Amazon Affiliate Marketing Business
If you’ve decided that you want to start a profitable Amazon Affiliate Marketing business, you should probably already be working hard to learn as much as possible. One of the first things you’ll want to do is to set up a small testing environment, just to make sure that you can get the basics right. What this means is that even though you may have all the tools and applications you need to create a successful business, without a testing environment you won’t know for sure.
Now, before you start using the various tools and applications that Amazon Associates provides, you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to market products on behalf of brands or individuals. In other words, if you’re going to sell a product that you’ve not endorsed, you’ll need to get permission from the brand or individual first.
If you’re going to market products on behalf of brands, you’ll need to become an Amazon Marketing Professional and register with the affiliate program. You’ll then be able to create affiliate products and promote them on Amazon.com. For more information on this, visit this page on the Amazon Web site.
If you’re going to market products on behalf of individuals, you’ll need to become an Amazon Influencer and register with the affiliate program. You’ll then be able to create and promote your own products on behalf of individuals. For more information on this, visit this page on the Amazon Affiliate website.
Either way, you’ll then need to pick a niche, build a website, and get the word out about your services. You can choose any niche that you want. It just needs to be something that you’re passionate about. As for building a website, you can use any of the many inexpensive static website creators out there to get a basic website up and running quickly. Simply visit the website of one of these website builders and use their drag-and-drop editor to create a basic website for free.
Choosing A Niche
When choosing a niche for your business, you need to make sure that there’s enough demand for your product or service in your chosen niche. Essentially, you’re looking for a sub-section of the general population (or potential customers) who are searching for a product or service that you offer. To learn more, you can use free tools such as Google Trends to easily find any niche or sub-niche that you’re interested in. Simply type in the topic you’re interested in learning more about and see what comes up. If you’re looking for marketing advice, you can visit this page on the Google Trends website.
Another option is to use specialized keyword research tools such as Google Keyword Planner to determine the relative popularity of keywords and phrases relating to your chosen niche. To find out more, visit this page on the Google Keyword Planner website.
Choosing The Right Products
When choosing products to promote, you need to make sure that the products you’re promoting are relevant to your chosen niche. Let’s say, you’re an Amazon Affiliate Marketing professional and you’ve chosen the niche of beauty. When it comes to beauty products, you’ll want to promote skin care products and makeup products. To find out more, visit this page on the Amazon beauty website. Similarly, if you’ve chosen the niche of lifestyle, when it comes to promoting products relating to style you’ll want to choose products such as shirts, jeans, and accessories.
As you can see, with Amazon Associates you’ll have access to a wealth of products that you can use to promote. Basically, anything that you can think of that relates to your chosen niche can be used to promote products relating to that niche. To learn more, visit this page on the Amazon affiliate website.
Understanding Affiliate Marketing
As we mentioned above, Amazon Associates provides a suite of tools and applications that you can use to create and promote your products. If you’ve chosen this route, you’ll need to understand how affiliate marketing works. To that end, here’s a short video that explains the basic principles of affiliate marketing. Simply type the following address into your browser:
You’ll then need to click on the embedded link to open up the video in a new tab. Once the tab is open, you can simply sit back and watch the video in full-screen mode.
As you’ll see, the video simply walks you through the steps of entering a website, choosing a product to promote, and then configuring the affiliate application with your chosen product.
You’ll then be shown how to use various tools within the application to easily create and promote products. Once you’re familiar with creating and promoting products using the application, you can move on to the next step and choose a niche.
Niche Or Sub-Niche?
When choosing a niche, you need to decide whether you’re going to build a global brand or simply build a local brand for your product or service. One of the first things you’ll want to do is set up a landing page for the product or service that you’re promoting. Remember, you’re looking for potential customers who are searching for a product or service that you offer. To learn more, you can use the keywords we discussed above to find local business directories and see what businesses are available in your chosen area.
If you’ve decided to go the local brand route, you can then use business directories to find suppliers and manufacturing partners (if you’re planning to manufacture the product yourself).
In the video mentioned above, we discussed how to choose a niche. Once you’ve chosen your niche, the next step is to pick a product (or products) that you’re going to promote. When choosing your products, you need to make sure that the products you’re promoting are relevant to your chosen niche. If you’ve chosen the right niche, there should be sufficient demand for your product or service in your chosen niche. Look for products that are currently hot on the market (this will make it easier for you to promote and easier for your audience to discover your product or service). To find out more, visit this page on the Amazon affiliate website.
Choosing Products To Promote