Making money online in Nigeria is the most searched keyword on Google Nigeria (According to my research) but only a few blogs can actually give you the right guide as to how it really works. For those who want to derive lucrative income online in Nigeria with little capital, I recommend you try affiliate marketing.
In this article, I will tell you how to make money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria; first, let’s get to understand affiliate marketing and how it works.
WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING AND HOW IT WORKS????
Affiliate Marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online merchant e.g Jumia, Konga, Amazon E.T.C pays commission to an external website or individual for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.
In other words, An Affiliate marketer helps a company sell their products or services by directing people to the company’s website through his or her referral link. After which you get a cut of the profit made by the retailer.
Having known what affiliate marketing is, the question you would be asking now is “What Is a Referral Link ?” A referral link is a link given to an affiliate (you) by the online retailer to track visitors who come to their website through the affiliate (hope that made sense?)
HOW TO START AFFILIATE MARKETING
There are some things we need to put into consideration before going into the marketing aspect…
CHOOSE THE RIGHT NICHE.
As an affiliate marketer, you need to select the right niche before you start the marketing for the product or service. “What Is A Niche ?” you may ask, A niche is simply your area of specialization. You will need to find an area you can easily work within. E.g Health/Fitness Niche, Wealth e.t.c. The list is endless.
Though your niche doesn’t necessarily need to be your area of expertise, you can also choose an area which you are interested in or an area you wish to learn more about. Choosing the right niche is very important as it is the key to make money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria.
SELECT THE RIGHT PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE.
Affiliate marketing is all about promoting products and services and earning commissions from it right? Yes Right. That means after choosing the right niche you need to select the right product to promote. Lets assume you choose the Health/Fitness Niche you may decide to sell body building or weight loss products. Hope you get the drift??
There are three things you need to put into consideration when choosing a product to promote
- THE VALUE OF THE PRODUCT YOU ARE PROMOTING
- PRODUCT RELEVANCE
- COMMISSION YOU GET FOR SELLING SUCH PRODUCTS
REGISTER AN AFFILIATE ACCOUNT.
You can register under as many affiliates programs as possible but as a newbie I advise you start by registering under one program, then after you must have known how it works and you have received your first payment then you include products from other affiliate programs that are relevant to your niche.
CREATE YOUR WEBSITE.
In other to function and make good money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria you need a website/blog (very necessary but not compulsory). You cannot start implementing your plans without having a website/blog of your own or a blog /website on which you can post your links or advertise your products/services.
If you already have a blog, Great!!. You can start with that, but if you don’t, you will need to create one.
A Good Affiliate website should have information that will convince people to buy the products you are trying to sell. Its easier to create a blog or website now than it was some years back so you don’t really need a web designing certificate to do this but a little web designing knowledge will help. In less than two hours you can get your affiliate website up and running.
DRIVE TRAFFIC (Visitors) TO YOUR SITE.
After creating your site you must make sure you get people to visit your website because without people visiting your website your efforts are useless.
It’s not just enough to get people to visit your affiliate website, In order to generate money from affiliate marketing you need the visitors to click on your affiliate link.
There are many available options to drive traffic (visitors) to your site I will mention few below
- Social Media Marketing
- Paid Advertising
- Email marketing
- Article marketing
- Free advertising.
if you are starting affiliate marketing with a low budget then i recommend you read: stores to advertise and sell your products for free
Now we all know Affiliate marketing is a profitable business and many people rush into it hoping to get rich overnight . Though its a lucrative business but it may take sometime before you start seeing results. However, your earnings depends on the sales you are able to make on weekly or monthly basis depending on your affiliate program’s policy
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