Welcome to the ClickFunnels affiliate bootcamp. You’re about to learn everything you need to know to start making recurring income as an affiliate marketer for ClickFunnels. Before we begin, I want to make sure you understand the ethics of affiliate marketing. Just like with any business, there are always risks involved. However, as an affiliate marketer, you can reduce some of those risks by obeying the rules. Let’s get on to the training.
The Basics Of Affiliate Marketing
Before you begin your affiliate marketing career, you must first understand affiliate marketing. What is it and how does it work.
Here’s the simplest definition I can give you:
In affiliate marketing, you’ll earn a commission when someone clicks a link or buys a product that’s promoted on your blog or social media platforms. Whether you’re trying to grow your audience or make a few extra bucks, you’ll eventually need to learn how to sell products online. So let’s begin.
Why Should You Start An Affiliate Marketing Campaign?
If you’re looking for a way to generate extra income or are just looking for something new to try, you should definitely consider becoming an affiliate marketer for ClickFunnels. With the right training, you can launch your own marketing campaign and start making sales right away. Here’s why:
- You can start earning money quickly
- There’s a huge affiliate marketing network that you can tap into
- The commissions are often higher than what you’d get selling a product yourself
- If you’re brand new to marketing, it’s a great way to learn
How Do You Make Money As An Affiliate Marketer?
Once you have a solid understanding of affiliate marketing, you can start considering how you’ll actually make money as an affiliate marketer. The truth is it’s not as easy as you’d think. Unless you have a massive audience or are blogging to become well-known, it can be difficult to generate consistent revenue. That’s why a lot of people get frustrated and quit affiliate marketing altogether. That’s why you’re here, right? To learn how to make money with ClickFunnels affiliate marketing, and to avoid that frustration and lose of cash.
Here’s a short list of ways you can start making money with ClickFunnels affiliate marketing:
1. Create a listing for products that are good fits for your audience
There are several ways you can make money with ClickFunnels affiliate marketing including creating product listings for products that are good fits for your audience. When someone clicks an ad or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf, you’ll earn a commission.
For example, let’s say you’re an adult toy retailer and you choose to partner with ClickFunnels. You’d create a product listing for adult toys and then promote that product listing on your blog or social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). When someone clicks the promoted link or buys the product, you’ll earn a commission.
2. Start a blog or vlog to gain credibility
Another popular way to make money with ClickFunnels affiliate marketing is to start a blog or vlog. When people trust or rely on your opinion, you can gain credibility and access to bigger audiences. You can use your blog to promote products that are good fits for your audience or product listings you’ve created for affiliate marketing campaigns.
The first step is to choose a niche and define your target audience. If you’re struggling to figure out where to start, consider looking into the affiliate marketing niche. There are plenty of opportunities in this niche, so it’s a good choice if you’re looking to make money online.
A blog or vlog is a great choice for an affiliate marketing campaign because you have the opportunity to build credibility and share your opinions. Furthermore, people can easily find your content when they’re searching for information on your chosen topic. If you’re looking for a way to make money online, consider picking a profitable niche and building a blog or vlog around it.
3. Use affiliate marketing to promote small businesses
If you’re looking for an opportunity to make money online, you can choose to promote small businesses instead of individuals. When you promote a business, you’re essentially advertising on behalf of that business. As an advertiser, you’ll pay a commission to the company that sold you the lead (i.e. the person that showed interest in your product).
You can use several tactics to attract potential customers to your business. For example, you may choose to run an online shop that sells clothing designed for big game hunters. In order to attract potential customers to your product, you’ll need to create product listings for the items they might want to buy. You’ll then need to find a way to generate interest in your products (e.g. blog posts, social media posts, etc.). When someone clicks an ad or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf, you’ll earn a commission.
4. Become a ‘superbrand’ in your industry
Superbrands are companies that dominate their industry. They have an almost unfair advantage over their competitors because of their reputation and word-of-mouth marketing. In order to generate extra income or become well-known, you can choose to promote these brands and earn commissions when someone clicks a link or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf.
For example, if you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to earn extra income in a short amount of time, you can choose to become a brand ambassador for one of the big name companies in your chosen industry. By doing so, you’ll have the opportunity to earn commissions when someone clicks a link or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf.
The Different Types Of Affiliate Marketing
Not all affiliate marketing is created equal, and it’s important to understand the differences. There are three types of affiliate marketing:
- Traditional affiliate marketing
- Performance-based affiliate marketing
- Cost-based affiliate marketing
Traditional Affiliate Marketing is when you simply earn a commission when someone clicks a link or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf. This can be anything from an affiliate link on a blog post to a banner on a social media page.
Performance-based affiliate marketing is when a company tracks the actions of a consumer who’s interacted with an ad or bought a product that’s been promoted on your behalf. The ad or product (e.g., a video game) is then worth more to the company. For example, if you were chosen as an affiliate for Nike, you’ll earn a commission when someone clicks a link or buys a product that’s promoted on your behalf. However, if the person chooses to buy a different sportswear company’s product after seeing your ads, you’ll lose that performance fee. Performance-based affiliate marketing is popular among larger companies since they can track the results of their marketing campaigns. It’s not uncommon for large brands to contract different third parties to do their affiliate marketing for them. Since performance-based affiliate marketing is a little more expensive than traditional affiliate marketing, you can expect to earn less money per sale. However, you won’t be risking as much since you have a guaranteed payment.
- Cost-based affiliate marketing
- Affiliate marketing on social media
- Marketing automation (e.g., HubSpot, Marketo, etc.)
Cost-based affiliate marketing is when a company pays you a commission for a sale you make, no matter which brand the person bought. It doesn’t matter if they clicked on an organic listing or visited the website directly because they’re paying you for each sale you make. Cost-based affiliate marketing is sometimes confused with pay-per-click (or pay-per-lead) affiliate marketing. However, with cost-based affiliate marketing, there’s no upfront fee (i.e., no pay per click or lead).
The major difference between cost-based affiliate marketing and pay-per-click/pay-per-lead affiliate marketing is that, with the former, you don’t have to worry about the cost of the product or service the person is buying. In other words, you don’t have to worry about whether or not the person is going to click on the link you provide.