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Best Way To Redirect Domain Name With Minimal SEO Impact [2019]

Redirecting a domain name to another domain is simply pointing your old domain name to the new one. It’s more like an email forwarding to another person.

Literally, its a way of creating a procedure that all the visitors of one domain should be redirected to another domain name. It can be a new domain name or it can be an old domain name as well. All it required to two domains to redirect from one another.

Why Redirect Domain Name?

There are a couple of reasons to conduct a domain name redirection and your reason should be one among this list. Just try to find out all the possible reasons that may cause redirecting a domain to another.

Reasons For Domain Name Redirection

  • You may want to create a better version of your brand.
  • You may go under some kind of brand name violation (unknowingly) and later want to change it.
  • Your previous domain name is too long and just wanna short it out.
  • You have recently found an SEO optimized name which is more related to your niche and ability to create a huge impact on traffic.
  • Or you might be doing some practice with your website how to migrate from one site to another with minimal SEO impact.

While any one of these can be a reason, the solution is going to be the same for WordPress sites. There are multiple solutions as well and each of them can be fit to solve the problem. Externally, there may be some advance reasons for what you need to take advance steps during redirection.

Few Things To Note

Again for different platforms, redirection procedures can be different. In this post, I will only write about some of the safe processes to apply domain redirection on the WordPress website. But before looking for the procedure you need to make sure that you are going to use all the same resources as posts, page, and images in the new domain.

If you don’t want to use previous resources on the new website then only 301 (permanent) redirect domain name will solve your issue. But, in case you would like to hold all the resources inside the new domain name, migrating the whole website will solve the issue.

# Remember that to migrate website or changing domain name it’s recommended to have both the address on live (available to visitors)

To migrate your WordPress website safely without missing any internal links use “all in one wp migration” plugin.

You can watch this video to follow the steps as well.

Steps To Redirect Domain Name To Another Domain Name

As I have said there are various way to do it, let’s have a look at the safest ways I have ever did it without facing any problem.

1. Migrate Your Website To The New Domain Name

The first part of domain name redirection starts with website migration. The best tool for a safe migration process is all-in-one wp migration. Install the plugin in both domains and activate it. (To use this plugin both domain should have WordPress installed)

Now from the old WordPress site dashboard go to “all in one wp migration” and click on export and select file.

After exporting the website now go to the new domain (WordPress and all in one plugin must install there). Click on Import and select the downloaded file from your local drive and upload. (It may take some time depending on your server speed and file size)

#Use a better hosting for WordPress.

Sometimes, you may get an upload data limitation error but installing this limit extender plugin will solve the issue.

Once the uploading is done you need to login to your WordPress dashboard in the new domain using the old password and user name. After login, change the permalink structure like the previous domain.

This migration will do almost 90% of the work of domain redirection. After migration, all your internal links will be assigned with the new domain name and hence you don’t need to update them manually. It’s a big time saver.

2. Redirect Domain Name With The Help Of [.htaccess] File

Now you need to redirect the domain name of the previous website to the new domain so that whenever someone comes to your old website he will be redirected to the same page on the new website.

It’s really essential because neither you want to show a 404 error to anyone nor take them to a different page with unrelated content. If your old website had lot’s of pages ranked on Google then applying 301 redirections to the same new page is very beneficial. It will save your rankings and produces almost equal traffic to the new domain.

Don’t you think it will bring quick growth to the new website? In my case, it happened. The new website grew even quicker than I thought.

So to apply the redirection using .htaccess file go to your default file manager from hosting or use any FTP clients. Find the .htaccess file. If hidden go to settings and click on SHOW HIDDEN FILES.

Now edit .htaccess and add the following code. (change your site URL in the code)

Redirect 301 / https://newsite.com/ 

Alternative code:

RewriteEngine on 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://newsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Both the code should work. If one is not working well try another one.

3. Let Google Know That You Have Migrated To a New Domain

Now, this is a very important step if you want your new website to grow quickly and have very less SEO impact on site due to the migration + redirection. You need to tell Google that “Hey, I just changed my domain name to a new one. So please, prefer to index and rank my contents from the new website instead of the previous domain.”

When you do that Google will get informed and they will start there process to indexing + ranking the new domain for previously published articles or blog posts.

To let Google know, you must have verified both the domain name in your search console. If you don’t know how to verify your domain name check this article.

The change or domain or URL tool is not available in the new version of webmaster tool. You need to access the old version of Google webmaster. It’s easy to access, all you have to select the “old version” on the left bottom of the webmaster dashboard.

In the old version click on the gear icon on the top right corner and select “change of address

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Now provide the information Google is asking from you and click on submit. Once done they will start the procedure to change your domain records in their database.

For 3-4 days your old domain ranking may disappear from search engine but don’t worry all your ranking will be regained with your new fresh domain name.

Applying these steps to redirect a domain name to a new one is really essential in case of WordPress site and can save a lot of time, energy and effort.

If you have any query regarding this post please don’t hesitate to ask. As I have experienced bad situations of migration and redirection so I can help you more with this. Hope this article help you.

Best Autoptimize WordPress Plugin Configuration Tutorial For 2019

Since you have already searched for Such a tutorial on Google, you are certain you want to know how to configure Autoptimize WordPress Plugin to make your website faster.

Hence in this post, there is no beating around the bush and I will go straight to the important actions you should perform to configure Autoptimize plugin because I value your time.

Remember that I will explain only about the optimal configuration I have achieved after several tests and I believe you will get an amazing site performance with that configuration.

If at any point in time, while reading this tutorial, you will feel lost or confused, please send me your feedback via the contact form or comment down below. I will happily reply your genuine feedback into this blog post, so future readers will have even better website creating the experience.

Before we proceed to the configuration, let me introduce some reviews about the plugin from real people, who are currently using it.

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These are some example that some people love to use that plugin as they find it works better than other plugins specifically on their website. But one or two reviews can’t prove that Autoptimize will always work well with you. Some people even find it difficult to run/open their site after installing the plugin.

For example, This is the reason why you should be very careful while setting up the plugin with WordPress. After reading this guide, I hope you can complete the setup easily and able to achieve a faster site speed as well as better performance in many types of network.

Install The Autoptimize WordPress Plugin

Either install the plugin from WordPress admin panel > plugins >add new > Autoptimize or download the plugin from WordPress repository and upload to your WordPress.

When the installation is done activate the plugin and proceed to settings > Autoptimize. On the main tab find “Show Advanced Settings” on the top right corner and active it.

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Configure HTML Options

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*** You can enable and disable the HTML comments and check if it does affect your website or not? If not required you can disable it but I recommend to keep it enabled.***

Configure Javascript Options

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  1. If you detect render blocking on tools like Gtmetrix or Pingdom then enable the Aggregate JS-files.
  2. For faster page loading active the aggregate inline js but practice to clear your cache regularly.
  3. Javascript in the head can lead to a slower loading page due to rendering blocking.
  4. Enabling the catch-wrapping can fix the javascript problem of your website.

Configure CSS Options

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Should you inline all CSS?

  1. Back in the days CSS optimization was easy; put all CSS in your head, aggregating everything in one CSS-file per media-type.
  2. Inlining all CSS has one clear advantage (better PageSpeed score) and one big disadvantage; your base HTML-page gets significantly bigger and if the amount of CSS is big, Pagespeed Insights will complain of “roundtrip times”.

Configure CDN Setting

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MISC configuration

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Extra Settings Configuration

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Important: If you notice a huge drop in performance score due to multiple content delivery networks, then disable the ShortPixel Optimize Image.

*** Autoptimize 2.4 beta 3 includes image optimization ***. So keep that enable.

You can also read our previously published guide on: How to reduce server response time

Install Async JavaScript Plugin

When Autoptimize is all set up then install another plugin to extend the java-script control. This plugin is developed by the same producer of Autoptimize so it will totally work with the main plugin.

Go to the WordPress repository and download the plugin and install it. When the installation is done activate it and follow the given configuration.

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When done click on save and test your website.

CriticalCSS.com Power-Up

There’s one more plugin you can add for more optimized performance. The Autoptimize criticalcss.com Power-up is available in the WordPress plugin repository. This plugin integrates with and extends Autoptimize. It integrates with criticalcss.com, a premium service which uses a “headless” browser to extract real critical CSS.

It charges $2/month to provide the service. CriticalCSS fully automates the extraction of high-quality critical CSS and the creation of rules for that critical CSS. It can work 100% automated, but also allows semi-automated jobs and manual rules.

When activated it will appear inside the Autoptimize settings and gives you the following features.

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Critical CSS Alternative:

In case, you don’t want to go with premium critical CSS addon you can use “Speed Up – Optimize CSS Deliveryplugin. This is an automated plugin and purpose of using this plugin is to load your vital stylesheets synchronously and non-vital CSS files asynchronously.

Non-vital CSS-files can be for example fonts, icons, before the fold template-specific CSS, etc. Additionally, you can choose which files to load synchronously with a filter in your function.php file. To do that just modify(add) the function.php file with the code below.

// exclude main and child stylesheets from delivery optimization function exclude_from_delivery_optimization($handle){ return in_array($handle, array('main-stylesheet', 'child-stylesheet')); } add_filter('speed-up-optimize-css-delivery', 'exclude_from_delivery_optimization');

One Last Step: Keep Your Database Optimized

Removing all the unnecessary data is precious. A junky database takes more time to respond to any queries. So its better to keep your database clean, compact and de-fragmented. To shape your data tables cleanly, install WP-optimize.

When activated you will get WP-optimize link on the bottom of your WordPress left-bar. Once you click on there a dashboard will appear with all the cleaning option with priority. It’s better for you to follow their recommendation.

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*Consider installing WP-draft to backup your site before cleaning your database. It will keep you safe from losing precious records. When you are done with these settings, go to GTmetrix and check your domain name. (you can consider checking any other pages too).

For this website, I’m having a really good performance. Look at the test result screenshot below.

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So, these are the settings I have found useful for performance improvement as well as better user experience. Try these settings if you are using the Autoptimize WordPress plugin and see the output. Also, keep testing your page speed and performance to make sure your site is not losing user impact due to bad performance.

If you find this article helpful send me your feedback & don’t forget to share your experience other readers. Also, send me a review so that I can work more on my crafting.

List of 7 tools for becoming a successful freelancer

It is hard enough to be a success in freelancing. It is not only about being a good specialist in your area but about having other capacities. For example, to be a good sales manager, to be good at spelling and managing one`s time.

Each freelancer strives for earning more money, but does she/he use all the accessible tools for reaching out the purpose?

The main tools of a successful freelancer are head and hands. A distance work requires being flexible, to develop faster than others, at that to monitor the Internet all the time and handle everything around.

Do you want to receive many offers? Are you ready to accept payments from three different channels and communicate via five different messengers?  If your answer is yes, you are more than welcome to read this article.

Basic tools to become a successful freelancer:

1. Payment systems

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So, let us begin with the most interesting part, which is how to receive money. If you work as a freelancer, you will most likely need e-wallets at least Qiwi, Webmoney and Skrill and Bitcoin of course. You need a bank card of the biggest bank in your country let alone Payoneer.


2. Messengers

There are many of them. The most popular facebook messenger, Whatsapp, Viber, and Telegram. However, in accordance with statistics, most people prefer communication through good old Skype due to different reasons. They more messengers you use, the higher your connectivity is.

Install mobile applications of all messengers to one device, for example, a mobile phone.  In that case, you will always see messages from different channels and will be able to answer the urgent ones, to inform a client when you have a chance to be near your computer.

Despite the opportunity to communicate through messengers, remember that you need to have the main conversation with a client in the working area of the project on the freelance service. No less than important messages and especially results of work are better to duplicate.


3. A task planner

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Yes, it is highly important nowadays. It is rather a bad idea to write thoughts down on paper but if those are multi-colored stickers, progress will definitely be seen.

It is very comfortable to note accomplished tasks, to manage one`s time, to write down contacts and make notes in a specially designed service such as Asana, for example. There are many analogs of this planner. For instance, TeuxDeux, Trello, Todoist, and Pomotodo.

Just make your choice, which one is better for you and estimate your efficiency after some time. In order to focus on accomplishing a task and do not distract, use a technique of tomato. Any timer will do for using it although there are plenty of programs for both a computer and a mobile device.


4. A remote office and  file storage

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The author of these lines confesses that she began using the tools recently. It happened not by choice but a necessity. She had to change a laptop for the first time, secondly, pulling out information of a bot-infected D-disk.

Being rather distrustful when it comes to all the new things appearing in modern software I have to admit that Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive are good solutions for remote file storage.

I will simply remind of Google Sheets, Google Docs so you did not consider it as advertising. To sum up, remote office capabilities from Google will surprise you pleasantly.


5. Social networks, principal platforms, blogs, a website of one`s own

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Let me tell you as an artist to an artist. Despite the fact that our occupation is creative, it is important to remember that no one will advertise your services and attract clients on freelance service but you.

The more you represent yourself online, the higher your inflow of orders will be. One can use accounts on social networks at least for portfolios, and to share one`s own experience let alone to leave a permanent link to your blog for customer engagement in a website of your own or a blog.

6. Smart notes

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smart-note

There is no need to point out all the useful programs and services, which can make your work on freelance more effective. To pass by Evernote just like that is not an option.

Evernote is a web service and software suite to create and store notes such as text, table, web page, photos, and audio file. The even hand-written text is identifiable, which is a huge advantage of Evernote so it makes it possible to search and share notes with your clients.


7. Intelligent systems

If you feel yourself a professional freelancer, I suggest you have a look at one more helpful tool, which is IFTTT. Far from everyone can use it, because, in fact, those are advanced features.

The core of the tool is that all your applications and devices are possible to gather in one application in that applications and devices can «communicate» with one another making «a smart working space».

Settings require some certain knowledge, however afterward your expenditure of time to work with different applications and devices will decrease in size.

This list of tools, which are used for work is surely far from full but they are basic. Depending on specialty, Advego Plagiatus or Photoshop, Jira or Visual Studio and for some, one of the time trackers or Facebook, each of us use our own professional tools. The only thing that matters is so they were used effectively and helped to receive an expected result.

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How To Change Twitter Handle For WordPress Site – Twitter Sharing Trick

Social share is an essential part of off-page SEO. In the previous post, we had talked about how Social media sharing can boost your ranking on Google.

If you missed that article you can read here

Using a social share plugin on your WordPress website is completely up to you. Honestly, I won’t debate the pros and cons of social share plugins. You can use it on your blog, the online store even you can allow your visitors to share your product.

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Whatever the case is, In this post, I want to share one twitter tips with you. Previously I did share this but it actually worth sharing again.

Time to time I share my blog post on twitter (on other social media as well) to maintain the post awareness and modulation. To share my articles on twitter I simply click on the twitter share button.

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Clicking on the twitter button typically shows a pop-up window where you can edit your tweet and include one-two additional lines or tags.

Like this…

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What I want you all to take care of the twitter handle that is highlighted at the end of the editor. This is specifically what I see missing on many blogs when I try to share their posts.

They really need to bring this twitter handle [/via @username] during any share by other Twitter users.

Why Is That Twitter Handle Very Important?

That’s a great question that may come to your mind and it should be. What this @username can do?

Well, there are two reasons…

  • It works like branding and shows who the original post comes from.
  • Secondly, It gives people the opportunity to click on your twitter handle, see who you are and possibly follow you.

*If you are not on Twitter, then it doesn’t matter.

Additional resources: how to use click to tweet link on WordPress

How To Change Twitter Handle In WordPress?

If you don’t see the @username after your post link on twitter share, then you may want to add or change twitter handle inside social share plugin settings.

Some WordPress themes come with social share settings. In such a case, you should have an option to edit the twitter handle inside theme settings.

Try to find it and add your twitter username. Sometimes you may need to use the @ symbol or sometimes not. Try both ways and check which one works.

Your username appears in your profile URL and is unique to you.

Like this…

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If your theme doesn’t include twitter handle settings then you need to install a social share plugin where you can definitely add or change twitter handle.

Unfortunately, I can’t show you how to change twitter handle on every social share plugin but I will go with sassy social share as an example.

This is a free WordPress social share plugin which is lightweight and includes various customizable features.

#1. First, install the plugin in WordPress.

#2. Open plugin settings from the dashboard.

#3. Now select the miscellaneous tab from the menu.

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#4. Scroll down until you find “username in sharing”.

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#5. Type or copy and paste your twitter username in the blank text box.

#6. Save.

Now configure sharing settings properly and save everything. Once the settings are saved twitter handle will appear during twitter share.

Also, whenever someone shares your article on twitter you will immediately get a notification on twitter so that is another good advantage.

Like sassy social share, in many other social plugins, you can change twitter handle. The procedure is pretty much the same.

Additional Information:

How To Change Twitter Handle Inside Twitter Profile

Note: Changing your twitter handle (username) will not affect your existing followers, massages and comments, etc. Your followers will simply see a new username next to your profile photo.

To change twitter handle in your twitter profile…

#1. Navigate to settings and privacy.

#2. Go to account.

#3. Tap the username and check for availability of new username.

#4. Once you find a reasonable one select it.

Done!

Final word:

Having the twitter handle at the end of twitter share is a great advantage. Once you apply it you will find more other benefits as well. All I hope you will get a better outcome from this.

How To Make Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing Program In 2019

These days the competition to secure a job has increased tremendously. On top of that government jobs are hard to secure. In such situations, many of you must be searching for a reliable opportunity to earn money.

This is when Affiliate Marketing comes into the picture. It has become one of the popular means to earn a decent income. In this article on How to Make Money Online through Affiliate Marketing Program, we will cover all about affiliate marketing, ways to earn money through Affiliate Marketing, tips to start affiliate marketing and much more.

Let’s first decipher what affiliate marketing means.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest forms of Digital Marketing. It is one of the most profitable ways to earn money online. Through this online sales practice, you can earn commission by advertising other company’s products.

It is easy to enrol and earn via an Affiliate Marketing Program. There are many companies that offer India’s best Associate Program. You can enrol yourself for free and become an Affiliate Marketer.

How Affiliate Marketing Works?

The Affiliate Programs in India works in the below mentioned ways –

  1. First, you enrol in an affiliate marketing program.
  2. Second, you pick a product to promote with a unique affiliate link.
  3. You share that link on your Social media, YouTube, Blog, and Facebook ads or any other form.
  4. When a consumer makes a purchase via the link published by you, you earn a handsome commission.

How does Affiliate Marketer Earns Commission?

It is a quick and hassle-free method of making a sale and earning money. Here, you don’t have to go through all the pain of convincing a customer to make a sale.

It is not necessary that the consumer must buy the product for an affiliate to get a commission. Based on the Program, the affiliate’s contribution to the seller’s sale will be counted.

The affiliate may get paid in various ways as mentioned below:

#. Pay per lead

In this, the company pays the affiliate based on the conversions of leads generated. An affiliate should persuade the customer to visit the dealer’s website and undergoes the desired action.

They can choose to pull the consumer as per their convenience like signing up for a trial of a product, filling out a contact form, subscribing, or downloading files or software.

#. Pay per click

In this, the Affiliate must redirect the consumers from his platform to the merchant’s platform.

The affiliate must engage the consumer to the extent that it will move from the affiliate website to the merchant’s website. The Affiliate will get paid on the increase in web traffic.

#. Pay per sale

This one is the standard affiliate marketing structure. In this program, the merchant will pay the affiliate a certain percent of the sale price of the product after the consumer buys the product as a result of the affiliates marketing approach.

In short, the affiliate must make the investor invest in the product before they are compensated.


Why should you do Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing has many advantages over conventional marketing. You must go through the below-mentioned benefits of an affiliate marketer if you are going to enrol under Affiliate Marketing Program.

#. Work from home

Affiliate marketing can be done from home. You can easily launch campaigns and get revenues from the products created by the sellers even from the comfort of your home.

If you are the one who wants to avoid all the hassles to reach office every day and work from home, then enrol in an affiliate marketing program.

#. Passive Income

In a regular job you need to work for longer hours to earn income, whereas, in Affiliate Marketing you must work for an initial amount of time for running a campaign, after that you will get continuous returns as consumers purchase the products over the weeks.

#. No Customer Support

In Affiliate Marketing you will not have to be concerned about customer satisfaction or customer support. The only job of an affiliate marketer is to connect the merchant with the customer. After that, the merchant will handle any customer complaints and other queries coming from the consumer.

#. Cost-effective

Most of the business requires a start-up fee as well as finance for setting the entire business and selling the products.

However, affiliate marketing can be done at a low cost, and you can start quickly without any hassle. You just must enrol in the affiliate program directly without any fee and sell their product.

#. Performance-based incentives

Unlike other jobs you will earn the same amount of money however, your work time will be less. Moreover, Affiliate Marketing is completely based on performance, whatever you put you will get it back.

Once you work on your writing and reviewing, you can create engaging campaigns to pull the customers towards your site. This will drastically improve your revenue. You will get paid for the outstanding work you have done!

#. Convenient

Finally, Affiliate Marketing is convenient and flexible. You will get all the freedom to set your own goals, choose the products as per your interest, determine your own hours, and redirect your plan as per your inclinations.

This suggests that you can expand your portfolio as per you. There will be no company regulations and restrictions or poor performing associates that will hinder your growth.

Here some useful tips for getting started with Affiliate Marketing on Blog –

Blogging is one of the easiest and most effective ways to start an affiliate program because it demands minimum investment plus learning within no time.

The only thing you must keep in mind is Affiliate Marketing can fetch you a lot of money only if you are dedicated, plan your work accordingly and work smartly to grow your affiliate marketing business.

Steps to Create a Blog

  1. Choose a profitable industry and pick the function for your blog.
  2. You can create content based on those products.
  3. Now, plan strategies to pull traffic to your affiliate links or website.
  4. You can also use email marketing services to capture visitors.
  5. You can focus on driving more traffic and repeat the process.
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How to create WordPress site? (detailed tutorial)

Now, you have learned some useful tips on how to start with your Affiliate Marketing program. You must be looking forward to working as an Affiliate Marketer with some of the Best Companies in India.

For this, the first thing you must do is explore the domain which interest you and what kind of products you want to advertise or promote. Next, search companies that are best in that domain, list down a few top ones, then move to their affiliate program and read all the details on their website.

After going through the details and the commission they would offer, you can compare and choose India’s best affiliate marketing program.

Follow the above-mentioned tips for beginners and read all the instruction regarding Affiliate/Associate Program, as background study will always help you in acing in that field.

We also recommend some of the best domains to begin your career as an Affiliate Marketer. You can explore the Education, EdTech Sector, Hospitality, Fashion & Clothing, etc.


Affiliate Marketing – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

So far, you must have understood the basics about Affiliate Marketing Program/Associate Program. You can also refer the below commonly asked questions to clarify your doubts regarding Affiliate Marketing.

#. Will I get commissions on all kind of purchases made by the users?

Generally, to become eligible to earn a commission, the customer must click the link provided by you and make a purchase. Various organizations/business will have their own policy regarding the commissions. You need to go through it before enrolling yourself under one.

#. Will I get a report of my sales and performance of links?

Yes, you will get access to a Dashboard that will be provided by the merchants to all the Affiliates they are connected to. It will cover the entire report on how the links advertised by you are performing, other details like due payments and purchases completed.

These details will be made available for you daily. However, the Affiliate Dashboard Report might change from company to company that is offering it.

#. How soon I can start earning through an Affiliate Marketing Program?

Generally, you just need to enrol in an Affiliate/Associate Program. For this, you simply need to sign up with the concerned company where you are interested in joining. After this, you can get started with promoting or advertising the products.

#. Who all are eligible to join the Associate Program?

Anyone can join the Associate/Affiliate Program, even those who are pursuing their studies. Affiliate Marketing does not require any eligibility criteria.

All you need is the skill set to market the product, bring in as many customers to the merchant or drive consumers to the merchant’s website and earn commissions.

Note: Having a good copywriting skill and marketing skills will very much helpful.

#. What are the steps to join an Affiliate Marketing Program?

Read below the step-wise process to enrol yourself in an Affiliate/Associate Marketing Program-

  1. You simply need to sign up for Free by filling the Application form of the concerned company.
  2. After reviewing your application form the concerned company/merchant will notify you via an e-mail intimation or a phone call as per the company’s protocol.
  3. Once the concerned merchant accepts your application and shares with you the Affiliate/Associate Credentials via e-mail; you can start your work.
  4. You can go through various products and their links to start promoting and earning.

Note: The above mention general steps are common to enrol under the Affiliate Program. However, these steps might change from merchant to merchant.

#. Is it necessary to have a blog for Associate/Affiliate Promotion?

No, it is not necessary to have a blog, however, it is the most effective promotional tool. You can also use email marketing, PPC marketing, and advertising.

#. How will I get products to promote?

The companies that offer the Affiliate Program will provide all the information about the products on their website. Go through the company’s website thoroughly and don’t forget to check the FAQ’s sections.

You can also search for a concerned company product directly through a google search. “Enter Product name + Affiliate Program” on Google search bar and you will get the required information.

#. Is Affiliate Marketing legal?

Yes, Affiliate Marketing is legal, as you will be promoting/advertising the product using the Affiliate Link that will be given to you by the merchant.

#. How much I need to invest in to become an Affiliate Marketer?

You don’t need to invest to become an Affiliate Marketer. But you need to put in the promotional techniques (depends on the kind of promotion technique you are using). The blog is the most cost-effective promotional tool.


Beginners Tips for Affiliate Marketing

As of now, you must have gone through all the details about Affiliate Marketing. You can go through below tips if you are looking forward to enrolling under the Affiliate/Associate Program –

  • You can create a blog for the promotion of the Affiliate Product.
  • You can also buy traffic from Facebook and redirect towards landing pages.
  • You can also create your YouTube Channel to use for Promotions or Advertisement.

Before wrapping this article on How to make money online through the affiliate marketing program. We suggest you note down the information that you find important or necessary, this will help you to refer in future.

Go through the affiliate marketing terms and conditions before enrolling for an Affiliate Marketing Program. After you become an affiliate marketer, research the market thoroughly, hone your writing skills, learn few marketing tricks, keep a track on your Affiliate links and conversions, compare your every month conversions and implement new ways to improve your commission.

You can also set a weekly/monthly goal for yourself. Lastly, it is the combination of hard work and smart work that will help you earn easily and reap you high dividends!

All the best!