How To Build A Successful Affiliate Marketing Business As A Beginner Using AI

If you’re looking to kickstart an affiliate marketing business, or you want to increase results in your existing affiliate marketing business, then you’re going to find this video very helpful.

In the next few minutes, here’s what you’re going to learn:

  • A clear understanding of affiliate marketing and its potential.
  • The essential skills and strategies required to flourish in affiliate marketing.
  • The step-by-step blueprint to setting up and scaling a successful affiliate marketing venture.
  • An exclusive introduction to AI-powered software designed to accelerate your results and simplify affiliate marketing.

A bit about me

I’m Ifiok Nkem, your guide on this journey. With over a decade of experience in online marketing, I’ve crafted and successfully sold various software products. 

Also, I’m highly respected & regarded as one of the top affiliate marketers on renowned platforms like Clickbank, JVZoo, and Warriorplus.

As many know, Affiliate Marketing presents a remarkable opportunity in the online world. But to truly leverage its benefits, understanding its essence is crucial. And that’s precisely what we’re here for!

So, without further ado, let’s embark on this transformative journey into Affiliate Marketing.

Let’s dive into the world of Affiliate Marketing.

Understanding what Affiliate Marketing Is

Imagine this: You recommend a trendy gadget to a friend. They buy it based on your recommendation, and the store owner gives you a bonus for bringing them a customer.

That, in essence, is affiliate marketing.

In this model, you promote products owned by others and earn a slice of the profit
from each sale – that slice is called a commission. So, with each sale, you earn a commission.

There are three main characters in the affiliate marketing story:

  1. The Merchant: The one who owns and creates the product.
  2. The Affiliate: That’s you! You promote the product and earn from each sale.
  3. The Customer: The one who buys the product based on your recommendation.

Affiliate marketing isn’t new. It’s been a reliable business model for ages, primarily because it’s a win-win for both the merchant and the affiliate.

You might’ve seen online content mentioning affiliate marketing as a top business pick, especially for beginners. Why?

Affiliate marketing offers numerous benefits. One big advantage is its low entry barrier, meaning it’s relatively easy for anyone to jump in.

Most online businesses require you to have a product or a specialized skill. Developing a product or mastering a skill can be tough and time-consuming.

This is where affiliate marketing shines. You can bypass the product creation phase, jump straight in, and earn money.

Here’s a neat thing about affiliate marketing: since you’re not creating a product, it’s quite affordable to begin.

But there’s more…

 Advantages & Benefits of Doing Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can be set on autopilot and scaled up. Do the work once, and the rewards keep flowing. Some affiliates still earn big from a blog post they penned half a decade ago.

In essence, with affiliate marketing, you’ve got a ticket to passive income – earning even when you’re snoozing or holidaying.

These perks make affiliate marketing an enticing venture. Now, a crucial step in the process is choosing the right niche.

Though affiliate marketing revolves around selling, you can’t just select any product and market to everyone. If you try that, you’ll likely hit a brick wall.

You need to hone in on a specific product for a particular audience. This targeted approach is termed a “niche.”

In other words, a niche is a specialized market segment tailored for your business.

Selecting a niche is vital because it influences the products you’ll promote and the audience you’ll engage.

You might stumble upon numerous methods to pinpoint a fitting niche if you scour the internet – From identifying your passions, studying rivals, and and finding problems to solve, to running tests and experiments.

However, many of these are time-consuming theories.

Here’s a simplified approach:

Firstly, discover the most trending niches.

 Identifying the Perfect Niche in Affiliate Marketing

Although affiliate marketing rakes in billions, a staggering 80% of this revenue is pocketed by just 20% of the niches. Clearly, those top 20% niches are where the gold is, and that’s precisely where you’d want to pitch your tent.

Over the past five years, the world of affiliate marketing has seen some niches outshine others. These include:

– Travel

– Technology

– Health

– Fitness

– Gaming

– Food

– Wealth Building

– Fashion

– Beauty & Personal Care

– Pets

Having this list is fantastic because you’re already off to a good start. 

Now, choose one of these top performers, preferably something you’re passionate about. Passion makes selling a breeze.

To illustrate, if you’re always gushing about pets and could chat about them endlessly, then “Pets” is your niche. Simple, isn’t it?

Moving on.

Components of an Affiliate Marketing Business

Once you’ve nailed down your niche and have a product in mind, it’s time to put it out there for the world to see. You’ll need tools like a website, blog posts, videos, and graphics.

Here’s where many hit a roadblock.

Crafting an engaging article or producing an eye-catching video isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’ve got the knack, awesome! You’ll save money by doing it yourself. But it might cost you time.

Let’s say you’re going the whole nine yards: setting up a website, penning articles, designing graphics. This could take days, maybe even weeks.

On the flip side, if these aren’t your strong suit, you might consider hiring professionals.

While they’ll get the job done, you’re already losing money paying for their service, even before you start your affiliate business. 

Indeed, this phase of affiliate marketing, where you’re building your digital assets, can be tricky, tedious, and pricey.

But this is where AI comes in. 

I hinted at the start about a game-changing AI tool to turbocharge your affiliate
marketing journey. 

Introducing – MarketingBlocks!

A dynamic AI software tailored for any online business, including affiliate marketing. 

With it, you can craft top-notch resources essential for successful marketing campaigns.

Let’s dive into how you, an affiliate marketer, can harness MarketingBlocks

How To Run An Affiliate Marketing Business With MarketingBlocks

Imagine promoting a tech gadget, say a fitness wristwatch, and you need a review article for the promo. Instead of writing from scratch, you can do it in minutes using MarketingBlocks.  

Here’s how to do it:

From MarketingBlocks dashboard. First, I’ll navigate to the ChatBlocks tool. 

Once there, I’ll select “write something for me” to prompt the AI to draft the review. After providing the prompt, voilà! In mere minutes, we have a polished article ready.

Manually crafting such an article might take a day or two. And if you were to hire a freelancer, you part with at least $50. 

But with our AI? It’s done in less than 5 minutes, and the quality is stellar.You can turn this article into a blog post or a social media post to drive free traffic to your affiliate offers. 

Even better, you can turn it into a PDF report & send it directly to your subscribers. 

All you need to do is paste the content into the MarketingBlocks document editor, format it, and export it as a PDF. 

Also, with MarketingBlocks, you can convert a sales page into a pdf report, and use it as a magnet to collect leads online, or presell to your subscribers. 

Here’s how:

  1. Use ChatBlocks again, providing a prompt inclusive of your sales page link.
  2. Transfer the AI’s output to the document editor, format it, and save as PDF.

Your report is set. Just upload it to your preferred cloud platform and share the link.

Moving on, let’s explore creating ads. 

We need compelling copy and graphics to drive traffic from Ads, and with MarketingBlocks, doing this is a breeze.  All we’ll need to do is open the same Chatblocks tool & prompt AI to create the ad copy. 

Okay. Now, it’s done. 

Our ad copy is ready. 

After generating the copy, if it’s not up to par, just regenerate or  modify it as desired.
Lets proceed. The next thing is to create a copy for our ad image design.

For this, I’ll give AI a new prompt. 

I want to create an ad on Facebook to promote my review article & sell the fitness wristwatch. Assuming you're an expert copywriter & social media marketer, I want you to write this ad's content. I want my audience to be able to visit my blog to read this article, after seeing the Ad, so the Ad content should engage & motivate action.
ChatBlocks Prompt

We have the result now. I told AI to give me 5 different copy, and it did just that.

I’ll pick anyone, then proceed to design a banner for our Ad.

I’ll open this tool, AI banners, then create a new project. 

The next step is to fill out this form. Under product description, you can enter 2 or 3 keywords that are relevant to your business. Set your preferred color, and finally create the banner.

We’ll wait for a few minutes to allow AI to do it’s work.

Now, the banners have been created… On the left, you have a long scrolling list with different design style & patters. When you click on any of them, you automatically get the same design, but in multiple size options. 

You can select any of the sizes that works for your project.

For instance, I’m making this banner to run a Facebook Ad, So I’ll either go for this (1200 by 628), or this one (1080 by 1080), as both sizes are compatible with Facebook. 

Remember we generated a copy for our image design, so we’ll need to edit & add it here. 

I’ll hover on my preferred size, then click to “edit”. 

Now, we are inside the image editor… Here, you can edit & change Anything – image, text, shape, etc.

I’m replacing this text with the one we created earlier, so I’m just going to copy, then paste here. 

And it’s done. 

I’m okay with every other part of the design, so I’ll keep it this way. 

Finally, I’ll click on this button to save, then download image to use it later. 

Let’s move on. 

So, lets see how to create a bonus page, lead capture & webinar registration page for an affiliate promo.

Step 1 – Open the page builder tool inside MarketingBlocks

Step 2 – Scroll through the category panel, and choose the page category that
best fits your work. I’m creating a bonus page, so I’ll choose “Affiliate Bridge”.

Step 3 – Fill out this form – enter details of the affiliate product, and
bonus details too, then create page. 

Our page is ready.

And the cool thing is that it’s easy to edit & modify. You can change text, image & video element. Customize button too.

You can drag a new session from the pre-designed blocks on the side, and add to your page.

When you’re done designing & modifying your page, you click on this button here to preview the page & see how it looks. 

Finally, you save the page.

That’s all the steps you need to take to create a bonus page for your affiliate promo using MarketingBlocks.
You can see it’s a very simple & easy process.

What if you want to create a page to capture leads & increase your email list, or a page for webinar registrations?

It follows the same procedure.

All you need to do is create a new page. Then at the level of choosing your page template, you select a category that fits your goal.

For instance, if your goal is to create a page for lead capture, then under category, you’ll select a template for lead generation. 

That’s it. 

In conclusion.

We’ve delved into the basics of affiliate marketing, mapping out the essential steps for a thriving affiliate venture.

Also, we’ve highlighted how AI, specifically through MarketingBlocks, can be a game-changer in your affiliate journey.

Now, here’s your chance to experience MarketingBlocks firsthand.

We’re rolling out a trial access just for you. To dive in, click the below button, sign up, and activate your account.

Instantly, you’ll tap into over 20 AI tools tailored to your affiliate needs. 

Craft top-tier pages, articles, and designs for your campaigns swiftly, propelling your business ahead.

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