5 Top Ways to Start As an Affiliate Marketer in Nigeria

5 Top Ways to Start As an Affiliate Marketer in Nigeria

How to do affiliate marketing in Nigeria or anywhere is unique. 

Why?

Because there are so many ways on how to get started with affiliate marketing. 

For instance, “hart” might want to start affiliate marketing without a website. As in, promoting affiliate products without using a website. 

But “Kane”, enlightened on how SEO works, might want to build a WordPress Blog and promote affiliate products. 

And on the other way round, “jane” hates or does not know anything about SEO, and so might want to run ads on Facebook or Google to promote affiliate products. 

You see, many ways to kill the bird.

Therefore, here are the 5 ways you can use as an affiliate marketer in Nigeria to promote products and make money. 

Method 1. Start Vlogging

You can start an affiliate marketing business using Vlogging.

Vlogging is all about coming up with Video content to promote affiliate products.  

The simplest platform which I recommend is YouTube.

First, you will take all the steps already talked about and choose a niche and the products you want to promote.

Next is to get started with the products and do a video review of them.

It doesn’t have to be a big deal. Start small and think of upgrading later on.

For the video tool – use a free screen recorder.

Video Editor – use VSDC.

Screen tool presetting – use Powerpoint.

How to start affiliate marketing in Nigeria as a Vlogger/YouTuber 

Step 1. I decide on the Niche and products I want to promote.

Step 2. I sign up as an Affiliate. Let’s say on Jumia.

Step 3. I select the product I want to promote. Let’s say “Baby Bed”.

Step 4. I gather points about the Baby Bed via reviews from real humans.

Step 5. I work on the reviewed points and prepare a slide using PowerPoint.

Step 6. I use my screen Recorder and make the review of the Baby Bed.

Step 7. I upload it on YouTube – optimizing it for ranking. See this guide.

Step 8. I promote it on Social Media, friends, WhatsApp world.

Step 9. I persevere and do not give up.

Step 10. I make a sale, and finally, take a deep breath and give myself a high 5.

Method 2. Start a Blog

The alternative means to doing this is starting a niche blog.

A niche blog means “a blog that focuses” on the area of concentration – the topics you want to promote.

For instance, if I want to promote Digital Cameras. I will build a niche blog and write everything about Digital Cameras and not anything shoes, crypto, forex, you get the point…

How to start affiliate marketing in Nigeria with a Blog/website  

Step 1. I decide on the Niche and products I want to promote.

Step 2. I sign up as an Affiliate. Let’s say on Jumia.

Step 3. I select the product I want to promote. Let’s say “Digital Cameras”.

Step 4. Sign up for hosting and get a domain name. I would like to use something related (it does help, at times).

Step 5. I write on guides about “best Digital Cameras for beginners, Digital Cameras for College students, Digital Cameras for 2021, 2025, Digital Cameras for Pros, how to start as a Photographers, and general lessons on Digital Cameras.

Step 6. I promote the blog posts for exposure.

Step 7. I use some free social bookmarking sites for backlinks: Quora, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and related web 2 sites.

Step 8. I promote the blog posts till I am ranked on the first page of Google Search Engine.

Step 9. I persevere and do not give up.

Step 10. I make a sale, and finally, take a deep breath and give myself a high 5.

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 Method 3. Use Pay per Click

If I am Camera Shy or think that blogging will take time before seeing the results, I can use a shortcut for paid traffic.

Paid traffic – I pay for each click. That is, pay per click.

Some of the popular paid traffic sources are Facebook, YouTube, and Google AdWords.

Truth is, you might hear that these platforms are no more effective to promote products and services.  

The truth is, you heard it from the wrong source. Maybe, the person hasn’t had success yet with them.

Be it as it may, here are the steps to affiliate marketing with PPCs.

Step 1. I decide on the Niche and products I want to promote.
Step 2. I sign up as an Affiliate. Let’s say, on Expertnaire to promote Digital Products.
Step 3. I select the product I want to promote. Let’s say “How to start Mini Importation”.
Step 4. I learn how to use Facebook ads – if that is what I want to use. Or go for YouTube or Google ads. Any that interests me.

My recommendation, you can start with a Facebook ad since you can test with an amount as small as N2,000 to run ads and see how far it will go.

Now that I know how Facebook ads works and the product to promote.

Step 5. I pick the product and build a Facebook ad campaign and promote it.
Step 7. Wait for the results of the promotion.
Step 8. Fail or succeed. If no sales, I check what was wrong and try again.

If a few sales, I increase the budget and scale it for more sales.

Step 9. I scale it up for more sales.

Side Note – the good thing with paid traffic is that you can see results very fast because you are taking the products to the right audiences.

So, if done well, it is a major source of revenue. A lot of people are doing it, so, I know of that.

P.S – if you are going this route, I recommend you, first of all, learn how to run Facebook ads or Instagram.

If this interests you, then I recommend you go through this masterclass that shows you how to make N200K+ per month promoting affiliate products – majoring in Facebook Ads and Instagram ads.

Alternatively, spend time online and learn how to run effective Facebook ads.

Check out the master class here

Method 4. Use Social Media

Another way you can start an affiliate marketing business in Nigeria is by using Social Media platforms to promote affiliate products.

Basically, using this method is more proficient with digital products from platforms such as Expertnaire, Gumroads, Jvzoo, and the likes.

Alternatively, if you are promoting stuff like sneakers, clothes, jewelry, and the likes, social media works as well.

Here is how you can make this work.

Step 1. Choose the social media platform you want to use. Twitter seems the best for this. Why?

I may be wrong, but the thing is, all the people I have seen are making it big via Twitter.

Step 2. Select the product.

Step 3. Build your audiences by engaging in viral tweets.

Step 4. Use the Trending hashtags for your tweets.

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Step 5. Subtly promote the products under new tweets from people that have a large following Basically, you will see trending retweets around 7.30 am – 9 am.

From 10 am, most of the tweets would have been saturated with thousands of retweets and likes.

For instance, this tweet is from an influencer with a large following of 698.3K Followers. I saw the tweet after 35 seconds of posting it.

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Step 6. Pay for influencers to tweet the products you are promoting – an alternative method for effectiveness.  

Step 7. Wait for the sales to roll in.  

How do you feel right now? Are you still with me? 😂

Take a deep breath and let’s continue.

Affiliate marketing is not a Ponzi scheme, but worth it if you don’t give up even before the end of this article.

Method 5. Use Sponsored Posts

Another way you can start an affiliate marketing business is by sponsoring posts on popular websites and blogs. 

While this method can be effective, a little bit, the bad side is that it is costly since you will be paying for the sponsored posts. 

If this interests you, then here are the steps.   

Step 1. Select the product you want to promote and get your link. 

Step 2. Select the website you want to promote the products. This use to work effectively on Success Digest. 

You can use PunchNg, Vanguard, Nairaland, and other top sites in Nigeria. 

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Step 3. Pay for the sponsored post space and wait for the first sale. 

How to Start Affiliate Marketing In Nigeria and Make Insane Money  

Do you really want to know how to make money through affiliate marketing in Nigeria? 

Well, there is no secret to it. It is just something a lot of us might not want to take action on.  

The secret to getting rich with affiliate marketing is generating a lot of TRAFFIC for the products. 

The big question is, how can I generate this traffic? 

The best ways are 2.

  1. Website traffic – organic from Google.
  2. Paid traffic – using PPCs. 

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