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How to Make Money Online ( Affiliate Marketing ) Guide
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How to Make Money Online ( Affiliate Marketing ) Guide

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Posted 11th Mar
This guide contains no referral links, and is 100% legal.

Hello,

You may know me as Pelaquin online, but my real names Matthew. I run a services business, but in my spare time I like to make money using various other methods.

This is going to be a guide on Affiliate Marketing, if this gets approved, and gets a lot of interest, I may do guides on ways to make money, the stock market or starting your own business.





Firstly there are lots of ways to make money through affiliate marketing. This may not be the best way, but it makes me money on the side and it can make you money too.





I will try and keep it as simple to follow as possible and not get too technical. In all honesty it's pretty easy to grasp and once you know how you'll be making money in no time.





So what is affiliate marketing. Well it's making money by earning a percentage of the profits from selling goods or in some cases services for online businesses.







In this guide we are going to be selling for Amazon, the reason we are using Amazon over anyone else is they offer good rates, they're trusted, they pay out and they have an easy way to get links and user friendly dahsboard.







So now that's all out of the way the first thing we want to do is create an identity. This involves spending 99p on buying a .co.uk domain name which anyone can afford.

The reason for this is you want to have authority when selling anything online. You have people directed to Philips.wix.store@mrtibbles.com people are NOT going to buy your slow cookers.

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So first off you want to go to 123reg and buy a domain name.





Before you pick which business name you want to use, think about what you want to sell. Something that you can identify with, something you can play to your strengths with. Do you have kids and know about pushchairs?, are you a tech guy? do you bake and know all about kitchen utensils?




Let's say you're into your gadgets and you want to sell security cameras. Head to 123reg, register with them and decide on a name. Let's say for this guide we decide to go with CyberSystems.co.uk. Sounds good doesn't it, it has authority and ties into your soon to be product line.




Now we want to go to Facebook (you do have Facebook don't you ?) and create a page called Cyber Systems. Head to pixabay, or pexels and get a copyright free image of something to tie into security.

Something like this:


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Don't worry about a cover photo or any details on the Facebook page it's not needed. We just need a profile photo.




Now you want to download Facebook's AD's Manager and set that up so your page is linked to the App.


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Still following ?



So at this point you should have a domain name and a Facebook page of the same name.




Now you have a few choices what you want to do next. You see what we need now is a landing page, a landing page is just a website with one page, as we need this to get approved as an Amazon associate.




If you think you're competent you can go to Wix and build it that way, or through wordpress, or set up a Shopify site.

The easy option is to have someone on Fiverr build it for you. Just search " landing page " in the search bar.




Fiverr is a website/app where you can get pretty much anything online done for you for as little as $5 ( about £4 ) what you want to do is contact a seller of landing pages and in our case tell them you have a domain name, you want a landing page built called Cyber Systems and your domain name connected to it.

Or as mentioned you can use Wix, Shopify, WordPress or any other website builder which works for you.





Now we have the landing page ready we want to become an affiliate of Amazon. I know all of this sounds long winded but Amazon will NEVER let you become an affiliate without a landing page or website and a domain name ending in a .co.uk .com .org etc





So head over to Amazon Associates and apply.




Give it two-five days until you're approved and then we can start making money. Remember the Facebook page we made earlier, now we're going to start using it to make money.





First go to your Amazon affiliate dashboard and you'll see a search bar in the middle., as we are a cyber systems business we are going to start selling security related products. Let's sell a security camera to begin with.


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In the search bar type in " Yi Camera " you'll see a long list of Yi products appear and to the right you'll see a drop down arrow. Click that and you'll open up a window with a link to copy. You'll also have an option to shorten it which I always do.


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So save that link and now click the link to the product so it takes you to Amazon. Right click and save some of the products photos. Now head over to your Facebook page Cyber Systems and create your first post.





Start with a photo of the camera, if you have any editing skills I like to remove the background of the product and then reduce its size and stick it on a white background so I can add text to the image. Adding text is important, Snapseed is a great app for doing this, I'll explain why later.




You can do this using background eraser app and photolayers.





Once you've added the photo to the post now you want to add some text. You want to keep it short because you need to hook the reader in less than 5 seconds and get them to click the link.




Because we are using security for this guide we'll be using safety as our selling point. In this example we will be just putting " How secure is your home ? " You want to question the viewer into thinking do I need a security camera. It's only £39.99 after all.




Now post the post to your page, then head over to Ads Manager. In the bottom right hand corner you'll have a blue cross.


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Click that and you'll see a list of options, get reach, promote page, boost post etc. Select boost post and bingo you'll see the post you created earlier.


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Now it gets a bit technical so go get a drink and some snacks this may take a while hah.







After you have boosted the post you'll want to create an audience specifically for each product you want to sell. Because we're selling security cameras you want to target people who will want to be buying security.




So who wants to buy cameras ? Well let's look at the crime rates around the U.K and see where there's a lot of burglaries. Once you've found that information out you then want to find out where the affluent areas are around those hotspots.




Let's say for argument's sake we are in Norfolk and the town of Holt is bordering an area known to have a lot of crime. Let's then choose Holt to have our post boosted to e.g only seen by those in Holt.




You can do this as easily as dragging and dropping a circle on Holt and expanding or shrinking the circle as big or as small as you like. For now let's cover all of Holt. You'll see a figure indicating how many people are in Holt, approx 70,000 men and women.





The trouble is with targeted ADs you don't want to be paying for an AD to be seen by 70,000 people as 70,000 people living in Holt won't want to buy a security camera. So what you need to do then is narrow down your audience by adding interests. Once again in this example we may want to target people who are online shoppers, shoppers, aged 24-30, earn 50k a year, drive a Merc, own their own home.


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There's hundreds of options to choose from, you'll soon start to understand why after using ADs Manager why you see the ADs on Facebook that you do.




To give you an example of how low an advertiser can go, I can target every man in the U.K who is in debt, has alcohol problems, is divorced, has one kid and is aged 44 with a birthday in May, and then target him with gambling ADs. Pretty messed up huh.




Anyway we're not going to down that road, so once we have the audience we want to see our security cameras AD's we then want to include where we want to send them when they've clicked the AD. This will be easy as you'll have a search bar where you can paste in the link we got from the Amazon associate dashboard.





Once that's done we then want to set a budget, and for how long we are going to show the AD to these people for. We also need to time it right to maximise click through rates.




Let's start on a really low budget to begin with to test the water, we don't want to get ahead of ourselves and this AD may not work first time. You're new to this afterall.




Ok so set the budget to £1 a day and the AD for 3 days. Try and time the AD on a Friday so you get all weekend for the AD to be seen.


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Once you've set it all up, hit review promotion and then get it going. You'll have to wait between 5 minute to 2 hours usually for your Ad to be approved, but once it is you can just sit back and let the AD run its course. After a day ( no point before hand ) you can see how the AD is performing, and you'll also be able to see on your Amazon associates account how many clicks the AD has got, how many sales you have ( if any ) as well as a whole host of other info, such as how many women viewed the post, what age etc.







Of course our Cyber Systems guide was just a guide, you probably won't want to do security cameras. I do, but I also sell other things as my accounts and domain names are designed to sell a broad range of items, but you get the idea. I also use this to run a business generating around £30,000 a year all taxed and above board.




You may be scratching your head at this point, inspired, confused or couldn't care less and feel like you wasted 10 minutes of your life reading this hah.




I will try and answer any questions, and I am sure I missed some bits out which I can add in over time, but that's pretty much affiliate marketing. Well it's how I do it.





So there it is, good luck on your first foray into the world of affiliate marketing. If you get confused there's some great videos on YouTube and I'm sure more online guides.




Thanks for reading, hopefully this gets me some heat so I can get my badges hah
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Azwipe4 m ago

I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 … I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 years, i won't divulge any details to even my closest friends. People who make money do not share the knowledge, ever.


Oh how wrong you are. What you're confusing is your own selfishness and projecting that onto others. I am not one of these YouTubers out to make money from clicks. I make nothing from this guide in a monetary sense. I could post my earnings but you wouldn't believe me anyway. It's ok I know people like you exist. I'm not here to appease you.
I love all these get rich quick schemes, so you could be a millionaire but decided to give away your secret on a HotUkDeals post?

I don't get these guides. this only thing I can think of is that you have some ownership of Facebook Adverts Manager, it's kind of shoehorned into the top of the guide for no reason.

I work in the affiliate industry and the reason why nobody pays to link from any social channels or Google etc is because the cost is always more than the money you make back. Amazon has the worst affiliate scheme of any affiliate network, the cookie period is only 24 hours, many retailers have 30 days.
I can't get over the fact your real name isn't Pelaquin.
I don't think I can trust anyone who uses a fake name on the internets.

The_Trying_Scotsman13/03/2019 12:49

How about a big ticket item like a laptop/tablet?


So I just made this from scratch in about 5 minutes. It's not perfect, it's also not factual as it's just a demonstration, but I put the laptop image in on a faded white background.

Then gave it 3 dimensions by adding shadows, included the Amazon logo to gain trust, used the same colours in the text as on the laptop screen, making sure to keep it all minimal. Then I kept the AD text headline small as not to bore the reader. I also added a *while stocks last to add some urgency.

This was all done using 3 apps on my phone.

Background Eraser
Photo Layers
Snapseed

But hopefully you get the idea.

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282 Comments
Thanks for the guide
Darklord11/03/2019 15:00

Thanks for the guide


Sorry it's so long lol. I tried to be as detailed as possible.
Very interesting
so that's what they do with my online history. a bit frightening really.
I am not sure that I am going to do this but you have put a lot of work into it and I am sure it will help a number of people, so thank you.
How much do amazon pay per sale? This is almost the same procedure as dropshipping but no physical product involved. If it’s anything like dropshipping, the product to Facebook audience matching is the hardest thing to master and only a small percentage of people will be good at it.

Excellent guide. Thanks
Edited by: "cossy3" 11th Mar
Mods you're messing up my guide lol.
I love all these get rich quick schemes, so you could be a millionaire but decided to give away your secret on a HotUkDeals post?

I don't get these guides. this only thing I can think of is that you have some ownership of Facebook Adverts Manager, it's kind of shoehorned into the top of the guide for no reason.

I work in the affiliate industry and the reason why nobody pays to link from any social channels or Google etc is because the cost is always more than the money you make back. Amazon has the worst affiliate scheme of any affiliate network, the cookie period is only 24 hours, many retailers have 30 days.
cossy37 m ago

How much do amazon pay per sale? This is almost the same procedure as …How much do amazon pay per sale? This is almost the same procedure as dropshipping but no physical product involved. If it’s anything like dropshipping, the product to Facebook audience matching is the hardest thing to master and only a small percentage of people will be good at it.Excellent guide. Thanks


Fees can be found here:

affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/hel…ule

It really depends on what you're selling. I can't say my own personal Facebook page names, but I have generic names so can sell a broad range of products e.g Shop Master or Money Saver gives you the option to sell anything.

I actually dropship as well, reusable straws of all things. I buy from Alibaba and sell through Instagram as it's great for environmentally friendly focused products.
pelaquin11/03/2019 15:01

Sorry it's so long lol. I tried to be as detailed as possible.


I read and understand how it works so great write up. Do you gets adds that don’t get any hits/sales? If so, what’s the average per say 10 adverts? Thanks

So for electronics, the fee/reward is 3%. Using the camera as an example which costs £39.99. You would get £1.19 per sale.
Edited by: "Darklord" 11th Mar
Al3xander3 m ago

I love all these get rich quick schemes, so you could be a millionaire but …I love all these get rich quick schemes, so you could be a millionaire but decided to give away your secret on a HotUkDeals post? I don't get these guides. this only thing I can think of is that you have some ownership of Facebook Adverts Manager, it's kind of shoehorned into the top of the guide for no reason.I work in the affiliate industry and the reason why nobody pays to link from any social channels or Google etc is because the cost is always more than the money you make back. Amazon has the worst affiliate scheme of any affiliate network, the cookie period is only 24 hours, many retailers have 30 days.


I wish I was linked to Facebook ADs Manager, I'd be rich. No as hard as it is to believe I wrote this guide to help others. Success isn't measured by wealth it's measured by how you feel, and I get great satisfaction helping others become successful.

This also isn't my only source of income, I have my own company which has nothing to do with affiliate marketing. This is just a hobby of mine. I can understand why you're cynical though, I mean in this day and age most people are only out for themselves.
I can't get over the fact your real name isn't Pelaquin.
I don't think I can trust anyone who uses a fake name on the internets.

Interesting guide. Thank you. Do you recommend any YouTube video’s to watch as there seems to be thousands? Cheers
Darklord11/03/2019 15:21

I read and understand how it works so great write up. Do you gets adds …I read and understand how it works so great write up. Do you gets adds that don’t get any hits/sales? If so, what’s the average per say 10 adverts? ThanksSo for electronics, the free/reward is 3%. Using the camera as an example which costs £39.99. You would get £1.19 per sale.


Oh of course, some ADs won't get any sales, but that's why we keep our costs low on each AD we post. While one AD may not be successful another might sell 36 cameras, which happened to me just before Xmas.

Its trial and error, the guide is more an explanation of how it works. You just need to put your own spin on it and sell what you know. As I said you know baking sell baking goods. I once sold 20+ slow cookers targetting slimming world users lol.
pelaquin11/03/2019 15:27

Oh of course, some ADs won't get any sales, but that's why we keep our …Oh of course, some ADs won't get any sales, but that's why we keep our costs low on each AD we post. While one AD may not be successful another might sell 36 cameras, which happened to me just before Xmas.Its trial and error, the guide is more an explanation of how it works. You just need to put your own spin on it and sell what you know. As I said you know baking sell baking goods. I once sold 20+ slow cookers targetting slimming world users lol.

Facebook charge about £0.78 per click, is that right? So would only get £0.40 per sale?
ryeallen5 m ago

Interesting guide. Thank you. Do you recommend any YouTube video’s to w …Interesting guide. Thank you. Do you recommend any YouTube video’s to watch as there seems to be thousands? Cheers


You're right there's thousands. This guy was my inspiration though for getting into dropshipping, afffilate marketing I taught myself
Darklord11/03/2019 15:29

Facebook charge about £0.78 per click, is that right? So would only get …Facebook charge about £0.78 per click, is that right? So would only get £0.40 per sale?


No that's incorrect, if you put down £5 your AD will be seen by 1000-3000 people a day over 4 days. So let's say 4000 people minimum at £5 an AD, if you sold security cameras at £40 a pop you'd need to sell 4 cameras at 3% Amazon fees to pay for the AD, anything sold after that is pure profit. So you sell 50 cameras you'll make 3% of the sale of 46 cameras which is £61.00.
Edited by: "pelaquin" 11th Mar
I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 years, i won't divulge any details to even my closest friends. People who make money do not share the knowledge, ever.

Think the mods must be napping today.
Edited by: "Azwipe" 11th Mar
Azwipe4 m ago

I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 … I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 years, i won't divulge any details to even my closest friends. People who make money do not share the knowledge, ever.


Oh how wrong you are. What you're confusing is your own selfishness and projecting that onto others. I am not one of these YouTubers out to make money from clicks. I make nothing from this guide in a monetary sense. I could post my earnings but you wouldn't believe me anyway. It's ok I know people like you exist. I'm not here to appease you.
Derek_Lancelot_Shatwell19 m ago

I can't get over the fact your real name isn't Pelaquin.I don't think I …I can't get over the fact your real name isn't Pelaquin.I don't think I can trust anyone who uses a fake name on the internets.


I agree Lancelot, i agree.....
Why a Facebook post is needed? Does it take 2 clicks to go to the Amazon product page? It goes from ads to Facebook page to Amazon? Thanks for the interesting guide
It's ok I know people like you exist.

You mean people who can smell the
Thanks for posting the guide, very informative.
Brilliant. Thanks.
fantasist11/03/2019 15:46

Why a Facebook post is needed? Does it take 2 clicks to go to the Amazon …Why a Facebook post is needed? Does it take 2 clicks to go to the Amazon product page? It goes from ads to Facebook page to Amazon? Thanks for the interesting guide


The Facebook post is needed because the affiliate link is attached to the post which then turns into an AD. You can of course create an AD from Facebook ADs Manager if you so wish, it's just I've always done it the way I mentioned.
pelaquin11/03/2019 15:50

The Facebook post is needed because the affiliate link is attached to the …The Facebook post is needed because the affiliate link is attached to the post which then turns into an AD. You can of course create an AD from Facebook ADs Manager if you so wish, it's just I've always done it the way I mentioned.


Thanks for the quick answer, I was a little confused the ads would only take audience to the Facebook post after a click.
fantasist11/03/2019 15:53

Thanks for the quick answer, I was a little confused the ads would only …Thanks for the quick answer, I was a little confused the ads would only take audience to the Facebook post after a click.


No we only direct traffic from the post/AD to Amazon, not to the Facebook page. The page is just a means to post AD's. When creating ADs you'll see this option, this is where to insert the affiliate link you got from the Amazon associates dashboard.
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"you do have Facebook don't you ?"


Hell no, and I don't much like Amazon either.
pelaquin2 m ago

No we only direct traffic from the post/AD to Amazon, not to the Facebook …No we only direct traffic from the post/AD to Amazon, not to the Facebook page. The page is just a means to post AD's. When creating ADs you'll see this option, this is where to insert the affiliate link you got from the Amazon associates dashboard.[Image]


Thanks Matthew
Does it need to be a business facebook page? or can it community page? TIA
Op thanks for taking out time for this much appreciated
kieferrocks11/03/2019 16:08

Does it need to be a business facebook page? or can it community page? TIA


A business page really, but as long as it's not a personal profile then it doesn't really matter. You can do a services pages or a charity ( not that you want to affiliate yourself with a charity that makes profits )
Azwipe39 m ago

I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 … I've made a decent living selling on the internet for the last 15 years, i won't divulge any details to even my closest friends. People who make money do not share the knowledge, ever.Think the mods must be napping today.


Appreciate you won't give away your secret but can I ask how much you're netting a month?
Jeez!
pelaquin11/03/2019 16:13

A business page really, but as long as it's not a personal profile then it …A business page really, but as long as it's not a personal profile then it doesn't really matter. You can do a services pages or a charity ( not that you want to affiliate yourself with a charity that makes profits )


Brill thank you. I don't have a facebook page as personally don't want to be on there, will it matter if I use a different name? Great post btw!!
kieferrocks11/03/2019 16:30

Brill thank you. I don't have a facebook page as personally don't want to …Brill thank you. I don't have a facebook page as personally don't want to be on there, will it matter if I use a different name? Great post btw!!


If you're talking about creating a fake account to then create a page I don't think it would matter. All Facebook care about is that they can take payment from your card details.
Very useful information. now that explains why i keep getting adverts to purchase 50th birthday Tees Just created my domain, facebook businees page and getting someone at fiverr to do my landing page.
Make sure to tell the tax man too 🏻
pelaquin11/03/2019 16:38

If you're talking about creating a fake account to then create a page I …If you're talking about creating a fake account to then create a page I don't think it would matter. All Facebook care about is that they can take payment from your card details.




Yes essentially! As I am not on there! Thanks
I'm turning off my inbox messages as I didn't expect hate from trying to help people. I will continue to assist anyone in the comments section though.
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