Before venturing into any business, it’s important to know if it’s going to be profitable or not. This is a very big step that you must take. It will guide you to make the right decisions. So for those of you asking “how profitable is affiliate marketing in nigeria” this article is for you.
Spoiler alert: I’m going to show you proof that affiliate marketing is profitable even in nigeria so watch out.
Understandably, many people don’t even know what affiliate marketing is all about? That’s why I’m going to explain what affiliate marketing is about and how you can get started too. Let’s get started.
What is affiliate marketing?
When you hear the word affiliate marketing, it’s simply the process of helping a company get customers and for each customers you get for that company or business, you’ll get a commissions.
Cool fact: Do you know that some websites would pay you as high as $100 just for helping them make a sale?
Affiliate marketing is just like two sides of a coin. It’s important for businesses to get more customers and very good for affiliate marketers to earn commissions.
Why do people love affiliate marketing so much?
You see, many people love affiliate marketing so much because of its simplicity. Just promote a company, help them get a customer and boom. You’ll get paid. You don’t have to:
- Create your own product
- Deliver to customers
- Or deal with customer support
How does the company know that you referred the customer?
Well once you are approved as an affiliate marketer, you’d be given a special affiliate link. This is your own unique link for that company. For example, let’s say I’m promoting bluehost.
The normal website link is bluehost.com but my own affiliate link would be something like bluehost.com?ref=387593
Can you see? That link would have my affiliate id attached to it. That’s how the company would track any sale I help them generate. Isn’t it cool? It sure is
If you want to get started with affiliate marketing, I have written a free guide for you. It’s the only guide you need to learn affiliate marketing.
Now back to the topic of today
How profitable is affiliate marketing in Nigeria
Take it from me. Affiliate marketing is super-duper profitable. Even in Nigeria, affiliate marketing is very profitable. Let me break it down for you.
It depends on how you promote affiliate products as well as your level of experience.
As an affiliate marketer, the most important thing you need to learn is how to drive traffic and build an audience. If you have an audience, you’ll definitely make money with affiliate marketing.
The main reason why companies allow others to promote their products is to get customers from your audience.
Before I deviate into how to build an audience for affiliate marketing, let me show you further proof that affiliate marketing is very profitable in Nigeria.
Example of Nigerians making money with affiliate marketing in nigeria
Here are just a few of many Nigerians that are making a lot of money with affiliate marketing. I’m showing you this just to let you know that affiliate marketing is really profitable. Whether you are in the usa or in nigeria.
1. Daniel umeh
Daniel umeh is a Nigerian guy who runs the “danielshustle” youtube channel, he’s a very good example of people who are doing what they say. Just take a look at what he does.
He promotes affiliate products using different methods. Youtube, blog and other cool ways.
His youtube channel has more than 184k subscribers as you can see above and his blog danielshustle.com gets thousands of monthly visitors. In the us alone, he gets 1100 visitors according to similar web.
If you want to learn seo, affiliate marketing and other cool online businesses, Daniel umeh has a lot of youtube videos that you can check out.
Here’s one where he talks about getting 4000 hours on youtube, I love the creativity in the video
2. Gerald umeh
Gerald umeh is the owner of geraldumeh.com and onlinehustle.com.ng. The website geraldumeh.com is more like his content hub where he links to his main website (onlinehustle.com.ng) and his youtube channel
He also runs the online hustle tv, a channel with 132k subscribers dedicated to sharing tested strategies to help newbies learn. He often creates videos about affiliate marketing and online businesses.
From gerald’s videos you can tell that he is getting results from affiliate marketing. Just look at this video where he shows newbies how to start affiliate marketing
If you want to learn how to start a real online business, Gerald umeh is someone you can learn from. I really enjoyed this his video where he explained copy trading.
I personally like copy trading because it takes the work out of your hands and can be a cool source of passive income.
According to moz, Daniel umeh’s website (danielshustle.com) has a da of 15 and Gerald umeh’s website (onlinehustle.com.ng) has a da of 14. The two of them are great affiliate marketers in Nigeria. From their names, you should know that they are brothers although I’ve not seen them making videos together. Anyways, that’s a topic for another day
Franklin is superb when it comes to explaining his processes. He shares a lot of detailed strategies on his youtube channel which bears his name.
He has more than 112k subscribers on youtube as of writing this article and makes a lot of money from youtube and affiliate marketing.
Although I couldn’t get the exact amount he earns monthly. My wild guess is that he makes millions of naira as an affiliate every single month. His article on medium is short and sweet but it contains valuable nuggets
How To Make N1,000,000 every month | by Franklin Emmanuel | Medium
Here’s a video he made showing 10 affiliate programs that accepts Nigerians, check it out
Courage Ngele is the go to person when it comes to running paid ads like facebook ads and affiliate marketing. He has over 39k subscribers on youtube. His youtube channel is a good place to start if you want to learn how to run ads cheaply and profitably.
He is also a very good affiliate marketer in nigeria. He has a full affiliate marketing playlist on youtube that you can binge watch and learn cool affiliate marketing strategies
Check out the playlist
As you can see, affiliate marketing is really profitable in nigeria, the examples above are just a few of the popular people making a lot of money from affiliate marketing in nigeria. This goes to show that irrespective of your location, you can make a lot of money with affiliate marketing.
How to make affiliate marketing profitable for you
Now do you believe me when I say affiliate marketing is very profitable in Nigeria? For those of you asking how profitable is affiliate marketing in Nigeria, did I answer your question?
But there’s something remaining, one more table left to turn. And that table is you. Do you know how to make affiliate marketing profitable for you? I’ve an option for you.
The best way to make affiliate marketing profitable for you
By learning from those who have done and are still doing what you would like to do. The people I mentioned above are legit guys teaching tested and proven strategies that they have tried themselves.
They have a lot of YouTube videos on their channels teaching many different strategies. You don’t have to follow all the various strategies. Just pick one and stick to it until you start getting results.
When I started online, I started with only my phone. In fact, I didn’t even have any money to run ads. But guess what, by sticking to just one strategy over time and improving on it. I’ve been able to master the process, and I’ve created two different websites and you are reading one of them right now.
The funny thing is, I’m now the one teaching it to people and I just started about 2 years ago. So, find one strategy that you’ve seen someone succeed with, stick to it until you start getting results and then teach others your strategy.
It does not mean that you’ll stick with that strategy for life. Once you start getting results from the first, you can test even more strategies to see if they work for you.
The benefit of teaching others
I’ve discovered that the more I teach, the more understanding I get from what I do. That’s one of the reasons why I created my free affiliate marketing guide. To show you the exact strategy I used when I just got started and I continue to write blog posts like this to help others.
How much do you need to start affiliate marketing?
Another reason why I love affiliate marketing so much is that you can even get started for free. E shock you? It’s true. But the truth is, if you want to get fast results, you need to invest some money.
It’s just like every other business na, can you start a shopping mall for free? The answer is no
You need to rent a shop, buy goods and in some cases hire people sef. But with affiliate marketing, all you need to invest in is ads, a website (optional) and the basic tools that you’ll be needing to promote the affiliate products.
In Nigeria, you can get the necessary starter tools and even start running ads with less than 25k
My advice if you are just getting started
Even if you have a big budget, don’t jump into running ads immediately because you could lose most or even all of your investment if you don’t follow the right strategies.
Rather, invest in your knowledge to learn how it works. And even after that, don’t put in a lot of money into ads immediately, start small and if it works, scale up from there.
Here’s a simple plan you can use to become a guru in affiliate marketing
Learn from me or any other person who’s willing to teach you, start implementing with whatever you have then if you make any money. Invest it back to your affiliate marketing business ASAP. If possible, buy a paid course that’s properly structured to help you succeed, or start running paid ads (this is what I did)
Also you can do affiliate marketing anywhere you like, even on quora. Pick one platform, research how to do it on that platform and get started
Do you need to buy paid courses to learn affiliate marketing?
I see a lot of people online promoting the idea that you have to invest in a very expensive course for you to learn affiliate marketing. Although that will help you get started fast and you’ll make less mistakes, it’s not the only option
It’s just like learning to ride a bike, you can get someone to teach you and you can learn it by yourself. It’s up to you to find out the best option for yourself. If you don’t have enough funds, you should have the time to learn the process. If you don’t have time, then you should invest the money to get fast results.
Now, for the last time, how profitable is affiliate marketing in Nigeria? It is very profitable when you use the right strategies.
I hope you got value from this guide, if there’s anything you don’t understand or if you have any question that’s bothering you, just ask in the comment section below and I’ll be glad to answer.
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