my paper <<我报>> is Singapore’s first free chinese newspaper designed for bilingual, young adults and MY PAPER aims to present the latest issues in town and around the World. One of their reporters, Yiting, noticed a trend and so, today’s issue, 170707, covers on AFFILIATE MARKETING! This issue covering on Affiliate Marketing, is really special and important to both me and Calvin because we are featured and are sharing our story on Affiliate Marketing with the rest of Singapore.
Yep! That’s us!!! Haha.. I got up at like 6.45am in order to be able to catch the lady who gives out the newspaper at the train station near my home. And I had to plead with her to give me extra copies so that I can share with my friends and family! 😀 It was certainly amusing when she realised that I was the girl in the cover.
In the article (which I’ll summarise for non-chinese language speaking/reading people), Calvin and I talk about affiliate marketing, the potential it holds in creating a huge passive income for us and becoming a full-time job and passion for the both of us. Moreover, in it, we also mention how affiliate marketing though simple, but has a lot of intricate details that you need to know. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme, rather it requires a lot of patience, effort and time.
But the basic steps are:
First, you have to figure out what is your niche. You need to know which target market and industry you are promoting to and find products and services related to them.
Second, you need to find an affiliate program which you can promote. This can be done through searching on Google (affiliate programs+ your niche), ClickBank or CommissionJunction.
Third, you need to sign up and register as an affiliate and look at the promotional materials that they provide you.
Fourth, then promote it on your site or blog through the use of promotional materials or sending your friends and subscribers’ list a promotional email, doing a review on the product and promoting it etc.
Well, it may sound easy in 4 steps, but there are many other things that you need to take note of when doing Affiliate Marketing and basically, you can click HERE to find out more!
Affiliate Marketing is a subset of Internet Marketing, if you are wondering what’s the difference and really, it’s a great way and avenue for one to earn passive income but remember, not all programs are online scams and affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme that you can try out.