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Making money online in Nigeria is the most searched keyword on Google Nigeria but only few blogs can actually give you the right guide as to really make money online. For those who want to derive lucrative income online in Nigeria with little capital, I urge you to try affiliate marketing.

In this write-up, I show you how to make money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria; first, let’s get to understand and know affiliate marketing and how it works.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF AFFILIATE MARKETING AND HOW IT WORKS????

Affiliate Marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online merchant e.g Jumia, Konga, Amazon E.T.C pays money in form of commission to an external website or individual for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.

In other words, An Affiliate marketer helps a company to advertise and market their products or services by directing people to the company’s website through his or her referral link. After which you get a dine of the profit made by the retailer.

Having known what affiliate marketing is, the question you would be asking now is “What Is the meaning of a Referral Link ?” A referral link is a link given to an affiliate (you) by the company to track visitors who come to their website through the affiliate (hope that made sense?)

HOW TO START AFFILIATE MARKETING NOW
There are some things we need to put into consideration before going into the marketing aspect or joining affiliate marketing…

1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT NICHE.
As an affiliate marketer, you need to select a niche before you start the marketing for the product or service or goods. “What Is A Niche ?” you may ask, A niche is simply your area of specialization. You will need to find an area you can easily work within. E.g Health/Fitness Niche, Wealth e.t.c . The list are endless.
Though your niche doesn’t necessarily need to be your area of expertise, you can also choose an area which you are interested in or an area you wish to learn more or area you wish to choose because of time allowance. Choosing the right niche is very important as it is the key to make money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria currently.

2. SELECT THE RIGHT PRODUCTS/SERVICES TO PROMOTE.
Affiliate marketing is all about promoting products and services and earning commissions from it right? Yes indeed. That means after choosing the right niche you need to select the right product/services to promote. Lets assume you choose the Health/Fitness Niche you may decide to sell body building or weight loss products whichis nice. Hope you get the drift??
There are three things you need to put into consideration when choosing a product/services to promote

THE VALUE OR WORTH OF THE PRODUCT YOU ARE PROMOTING
PRODUCT RELEVANCE
COMMISSION YOU GET FOR SELLING SUCH PRODUCTS

REGISTER AN AFFILIATE ACCOUNT.
You can register as an affiliate under Nigerian based retailers like: Jumia, Konga, Nairapp e.t.c, or Foreign Based Affiliate networks like Amazon, clickbank, ebay e.t.c.
You can register under as many affiliates programs as possible but as a newbie I advise you start by registering under one program, then after you must have known about it and how it works and you have received your first payment then you include products from other affiliate programs that are relevant to your niche.

CREATE YOUR WEBSITE.
In other to function and make good money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria you need a website/blog (which is compulsory). You cannot start implementing your plans without having a website/blog of your own or a blog /website on which you can post your links or advertise your products/services to.
If you already have a blog, good and fine. You can start with that, but if you don’t, you will need to create one either going to blogger or WordPress or even any free website creation portal.
A Good Affiliate website should have information that will convince people to buy the product/services you are trying to sell.

DRIVE ENOUGH TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE.
After creating your site you must make sure you get people to visit your website because without people visiting your website, all your efforts are useless.
It’s not just enough to get people to visit your affiliate website, In order to generate money from affiliate marketing you need the visitors to click on your affiliate link or even banners.

There are many available options to drive enough traffic (visitors) to your site and I will mention few below

Social Media Marketing
Paid Advertising
Email marketing
Article marketing
Free advertising.

Now we all know Affiliate marketing is a profitable business and many people rush into it hoping to get rich overnight or instantly. Though its a lucrative business but it may take you sometime before you start seeing results. However, your earnings depends on the sales you are able to make on weekly or monthly basis depending on your affiliate program’s policy and terms.

If you have any comment, question or thought you would love to share with us, please do drop a comment using our comment box below.

Thank you all for patiently reading

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