Social Media has changed the way we interact and communicate with each other. Could it change the way you make a living?
To earn money on social media first you will need a follower base. This base should be made up of 10,000+ followers who are interested in what you have to say.
How do you gain 10,000 followers?
Well this is tricky, you can go buy follower on sites like fiver.com or you can earn them. (Buying them in most cases will result in uninterested followers or being followed by 10,000 fake accounts.) To earn followers you must find something you are knowledgeable about and can write about. When you find that niche, post daily about the topic. You will find that your consistency in posting will pay off and you will begin receiving followers and comments.
Once you have a small follower base be proactive, go view peoples sites who have similar interests as yourself and comment on them. Getting your ideas heard will lead people to your site! Also follow people within your topic of interest.
Google “affiliate marketing” and you will find plenty of sites that provide you advertisements to post on your site with links to another product’s site. You will then be paid for how much traffic you drive to that product. With a solid follower base and good content you can send out these links and receive money for traffic you drive to the product. You should make sure the product has to do with your niche!
Easier Said Then Done?
I am not an expert, in fact I have never done affiliate marketing just read up on it and thought it would be nice to share. I don’t think this is an easy thing to do but if you maintain consistent posts and work hard at being part of your niche community, affiliate marketing could help you make some extra cash!
What do you think? Has anyone every tried affiliate marketing?
Sean P. Kern
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Department of Instructional Technology