Exclusive Interview With Chris Fong [Affiliate Marketing Expert]

When you are a beginner you always make a mistake while choosing the Affiliate Marketing.

So to better understand the concept of Affiliate Marketing, I have taken an interview of an Affiliate Marketing Expert. His name is Chris Fong.

He is a blogger and a Software developer in a profession. He blogs at smartbusinesstrends.


So Let us Move to the Questions

 

WHO IS CHRIS FONG?Chris From Smart Business Trends
I was born and raised in the SF Bay Area (California).  Went to college where I studied Computer Science and got a job as a
software developer.

I started affiliate marketing in 2009 and have been doing it ever since. I’ve tried lots of different things, but what’s worked best for me in promoting affiliate products is building websites and SEO.


WHY AFFILIATE MARKETING?

I’ve always liked affiliate marketing because you don’t have to create your product. 

You can piggyback on the great products and services that other people have created and just help them sell it. 

Plus, there’s a ton of great affiliate products you can promote. 

I especially love the ones that offer lifetime recurring commissions because you can be earning income from them for years.

WAYS BEGINNER BLOGGERS CAN EARN INCOME FROM THEIR BLOG?

I’ve always liked writing product reviews on my blogs and earn money that way. 

Tutorials and case studies are also great as they show your readers how a product can work for them. 

Which makes them more inclined to click on your links.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT AFFILIATE PROGRAMS?

I only promote the affiliate programs of products I have paid for and use myself.  That way I know what’s right and wrong about each product and I can give my honest opinion of them.

How to find less competitive keywords

I use Ahrefs for keyword research which is great, but it’s a pretty expensive tool. 

You could also use Ubersuggest and Keywordtool.io.

Most product name + review and product name + tutorial keywords are pretty low competition in general though.

IS AFFILIATE MARKETING USEFUL FOR BEGINNERS

Affiliate marketing has a low barrier of entry, so it’s something beginners can try.

WHAT IS ONE PRODUCTIVITY TIP FOR NEW BLOGGERS?

If you’re going to be a blogger, force yourself to write something every day, even if it’s just a little bit.  Over time it becomes easier and you can produce more (and better) content.


WHAT IS ONE THING THAT IS KILLING A BLOG NOW A DAYS?

After you finish your blog post, think of all the ways you can promote it before you move on to the next one.

For example, reach out to people you linked out to in your post, create a pin on Pinterest that links to it or create a related Youtube video.

If you don’t promote your content, no one is going to read it.


DOS AND DONT’S OF AFFILIATE MARKETING

Dos
– Always promote affiliate products that you use yourself
– Make sure to add related bonuses to get more people to buy from your link
– Create lead magnets on your best performing posts to collect email addresses
– Look for lifetime recurring commission affiliate products if you can
– Always test everything
– Build a network of other people that can help you out by joining related FB groups

Don’ts
– You must not copy other people’s stuff
– Don’t get discouraged when some things you try don’t work.
– Don’t promote crappy products
– Don’t expect success right away.  For most people, it takes time and works to see results


WHAT DOES CHRIS FONG DO IN HIS FREE TIME?

I love softball and I play in a softball league once a week.  I also try to go to the gym a few times a week and I like to watch sports to relax.


One of the ways Chris promote Affiliate Marketing is by Writing Product Reviews.

You can see his review on ClickFunnel here.

Wrapping Up

I thank Chris for his time he took to answer all the questions. He is a Nice Guy and wanted to help Beginners like me to achieve something good in life.

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About the Author: Jobin Joseph

Jobin Joseph is a Digital Marketing Professional. He is in this field for almost 2 years now. Most of his blogs are for beginners who want to start blogging and Digital Marketing but could not think of how to start. He loves to travel and Explore Other Aspects.

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