If some one ask me what skills do you need to start an online business in Pakistan or other countries around the world ? I just say two words “concentration and focus” said by Salma Jafri.
For new readers I just let you know first that this article is a sequel of series about types of online business you can start from Pakistan, if you are thinking to start online business in Pakistan as freelancer then do read “How to Start Online Business in Pakistan” and if you are thinking to start online business and get some money through blogging this is perfect match for you “Start Online business through blogging”. Both articles are very important if you going to start online business. I have already discussed some basic knowledge and some advance level information in previous articles and this is an advance level article on affiliate marketing.
Well setting up affiliate marketing business is similar to blogging in some manner because it includes these steps
- Create a beautiful and optimized site
- Add original and quality content in site
- Do some products or services reviews
In this type of setup we don’t need inventory for selling the products and also we don’t need merchants accounts for selling something. The results is we don’t have customer service issues at all. Flow of affiliate marketing looks like this.
In this example lets say there is some e-book product and 1000 readers have targeted by marketer. let assume if each e-book price is $150 and as an affiliate marketer your commission on each e-book is $60. If only 1% of targeted readers purchase the e-book then its means you can earn $600 and that will go straight into your pocket. Looks easy… well its not 🙂
Why because selling them or marketing of any product is also a skill that you need to learn.
Start Affiliate Marketing and become an expert Affiliate Marketer ?
Don’t be afraid or worried because everything is easy if you learn it first. Follow these steps to start affiliate marketing.
- Find a niche
- Create an well designed website
- Create quality and original content
- Find affiliate products and services
- Finally get paid… (hurrah)
First and most important step is find a niche (category) in which you are going to start affiliate marketing. Selecting a right niche is important and you need to do some analysis for it. Find one that is most trending and there is also demand for that product or services. After finding and selecting your niche the next step is creating a website for it. You can also do keyword research for it e.g Google Adword keyword planner
For creating a website you need to buy some domain and web-hosting along with selection of some CMS if you want to make all process easy and simple. I will prefer WordPress. Read “Start Online business through blogging” for help in creating a website and then uploading quality content. You can also hire some web agency to provide you these services. Content should be original and do not try to copy/paste anything because it will not benefit you in any way. You can also hire some content writer for quality content and always try to buy licensed stock images from internet paid sites e.g ShutterStock (always recommended).
Find Affiliate Products / Services
Finding affiliate product or services is not very difficult process but still need your attention so be focused. If we write “product name” + “affiliate” then it will automatically give you search results about affiliate products e.g ( Ipad affiliate ). There are many sites online who are providing affiliate services and some of them are really best for your start-up business e.g
Each service provider have their own terms and conditions and registration process but don’t worry its not very difficult and all instruction for signup is provided by them when you visit them. In last when you register in any one of them and do some successful products sales then they will email you for your first commission payment. Getting paid is the most important step for you as all our effort is for getting paid and establish a successful business.
After you have some payment in your account you can withdraw it through many ways provided by each service provider. Some of them are
You can apply any one of them that is available to you for withdraw payment and also you can make some analysis of additional service charges that each payment withdraw services will charge from you against providing you services. Because services charges varies time to time so I can not mention it here and you need to check it on their site and select one of them that is less costly to you.
Here is an example of Affiliate Marketing in action
If you have any question or feedback regarding any article about “How to start online business in Pakistan” please do not hesitate and feel free to comment below. I will post next article of this series about “How to start online business through selling own products/ services in Pakistan”
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