I think one of the most important question to answer right from the beginning is… can you make money with affiliate marketing?
And the answer is yes.
I have made some myself… and now I’m seeing others doing so too.
But is it easy to do so? How fast can you make some?
It can really depend.
It took me three months with my first site to see money coming in.
With another website I have done later on… it took me around two weeks.
What have I done differently?
That’s what I’m going to try to explain here.
There are two ways of looking at it… or two different strategies to choose from.
The first one is the long term strategy.
The second one is the short term strategy.
The Long Term Strategy
The long term strategy is when you are starting a website with the goal of seeing results only in the third, fourth, or sixth months deadlines.
People I see making money now, have done so also around the third month. And many who have continued to grow their site, eventually could turn it into a full time income after 18 months.
Here… I’m going to show you a method where you can make your first affiliate commission really fast.
The Short Term Strategy
The sort term strategy is one where you build a site that you expect to rank with a few weeks or so. This is a good approach to take when you wish to see results fast and give you the drive to build something bigger and more on long term.
Not to say that, the short term strategy cannot become a long term project as well. It’s just how you set up everything from the beginning that can be different.
Aiming At Building A Brand
In the long term strategy you would be aiming more at building a brand. You will not worry too much at having an exact match domain that will rank in search engines. You know it will eventually if you continue to build that brand.
You’re still going to be really focused on a specific group of individual and market as you look for keywords and create content. So, you may not have an exact match domain that can rank fast, but your goal is to write content that will.
Building A Site Around An EMD (Exact Match Domain)
Some would say that, exact match domains don’t work like they use too. But they will. The only thing is that, you have to make sure that quality is there, and that you’re not just building a thin site with very little content.
You are more under the radar sort of speak when aiming for an EMD. One of the thing to watch for is not to over optimize it.
If you choose your EMD correctly, and do what it takes, you can rank really fast and start making money through it as well. The only thing is that, EDM are not always that obvious or easy to find – especially those that have higher buyer intent behind them.