What You Need to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing [1.2]

Last updated: Jun 25, 2023

The video discusses the two things needed to start with affiliate marketing, which are a platform to recommend links and relevant and consistent traffic, and explains the different channels for getting traffic, including social media, ads, and search engines.

This video by Ahrefs was published on Mar 14, 2023.
Video length: 02:33.

The video is the second lesson in an affiliate marketing course and discusses the two things needed to get started with affiliate marketing:

a platform to recommend links (such as a website or YouTube channel) and relevant and consistent traffic. The video explains that relevant traffic is attracted by creating content that houses information and affiliate links, such as reviews, comparison lists, and how-to articles. The video also discusses the three most popular channels for traffic: social media, ads, and search engines, with search traffic being the recommended primary source due to its consistency and passive nature.

The video ends by teasing the next lesson, which will discuss how to make money with affiliate marketing and how much can be made.

  • You need a platform to recommend your links, such as a website or YouTube channel.
  • You need relevant and consistent traffic to attract visitors interested in making a purchase soon.
  • Creating content with affiliate links, such as reviews and how-to articles, is crucial for getting relevant traffic, and search engine optimization (SEO) is the recommended primary traffic source.

What You Need to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing [1.2] - YouTube

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The Two Things You Need to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing

  • The first thing you need is a platform to recommend your links, which can be your own website or YouTube channel.
  • The second thing you need is relevant and consistent traffic, which means attracting visitors interested in a topic and ideally wanting to make a purchase soon.
  • Creating content that houses information and affiliate links, such as reviews, best of comparison lists, and how-to articles, is crucial for getting relevant traffic.
  • Social media, ads, and search engines are popular channels for getting traffic.
  • Social traffic is typically inconsistent, while ads can be great for highly relevant traffic but can be expensive.
  • Search traffic is free, consistent, and passive, and can be obtained through search engine optimization (SEO), which is the primary traffic source recommended.

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