Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money, but most people don’t know how to get started. Is it possible to be successful in affiliate marketing if we don’t already have a huge audience? How can we find brands interested in partnering with us? Is it ever worth recommending goods and services we wouldn’t use ourselves? On this episode, co-founder of Screw The Nine To Five, Jill Stanton, shares how to make money through affiliate marketing.
In affiliate marketing, you don’t even need to ‘sell’ anything. You’re just suggesting products you love. -Jill Stanton
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Get an audience (19:48 - 20:42)
To be successful at affiliate marketing, what we need is a group of people who follow us and listen to our opinions. This group doesn’t need to be huge; on the contrary, a small group can be easier to influence.
Research and reach out (21:35 - 22:48)
Finding affiliate programs doesn’t need to be complicated. All we need to do is type the product name and the word ‘affiliates’ into Google. However, if we don’t find any results, we can also reach out directly to business owners and ask if they would be interested in implementing a referral fee for any followers we send their way.
Recommend good things (26:37 - 27:19)
Trust is the currency of affiliate marketing, so we should only be suggesting good products/services and ideally, things we’ve used ourselves. Don’t compromise integrity by going for quick cash.
Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw The Nine To Five where she helps people quit their jobs, start online businesses and get them past the $100,000/year mark. Coined by Forbes as “a destination for up-and-coming online entrepreneurs,” Screw The Nine To Five has inspired tens of thousands of new entrepreneurs to quit their jobs, build thriving businesses, and live lives of meaning and purpose. In addition to her chart-topping podcast, The Screw Show, her honest-yet-cheeky style has landed her on shows like The Sunny Show, Entrepreneurs On Fire, and Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy to name a few. Jill has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, and Digital Marketer.
Find Jill on Instagram at http://instagram.com/screwtheninetofive/
And on Facebook: http://facebook.com/saynotoninetofive
You can also listen to her podcast at TheScrewShow.com
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