Can you Make an Income from Forex Without Trading?
What is Forex trading?
Forex or foreign exchange trading refers to the buying and selling of world currencies with CFDs with the intention of making a profit. CFDs essentially enable traders to speculate on the price movement of underlying financial assets which can include currency pairs like the EUR/USD or other types of assets including indices, shares, cryptocurrencies and commodities.
In order to be able to trade CFDs, a trader needs to have an understanding of the underlying financial assets and broader market, as well as be aware of the risks involved. In fact, around 80% of CFD traders lose money, which means that only 2 out of 10 have the knowledge and expertise necessary to profit from Forex trading. That being said, there are other ways to profit from the forex industry without having to be a broker or a market guru.
What is a Forex Affiliate Program?
Most leading Forex brokers will offer forex affiliate programs for individuals with a strong online presence and a market-savvy audience. These forex affiliate programs will essentially reward you for introducing your traffic to their products and services, opening up the door to a possible second income stream.
How Does it Work?
Forex affiliation works just like any other type of affiliation. You essentially refer your audience to a certain broker and then benefit from a commission on your referrals’ deposits or trading activity. If you have ever read a forex affiliate review, you probably know by now that there are 2 types of payouts: RevShare – lifetime commission for each lot traded by a client you referred and forex CPA.
There’s often the misconception that you need to have a website in order to become a forex affiliate affiliate or that the only way to generate forex traffic is by chatting on forums with other traders. Even though these methods undeniably work for some forex affiliates, there is a great number of ways to make money from forex affiliate programs.
How can I Find Forex Traffic?
The truth of the matter is that without a decent following, you’ll struggle to refer anyone to the Forex broker. Not only does this mean you won’t be a particularly attractive partner for brokers, you also won’t be able to make much money as a Forex affiliate. The first thing you need to do is build a solid online following which also comes down to the quality of the content you produce. You need to post content regularly enough to keep people engaged with your site and/or with your social media profiles, not to mention to boost your rankings in search engines like Google.
Think carefully about the topics people interested in forex trading would want to hear about and focus on the problems they want resolved. Pay close attention to your SEO to encourage inbound traffic to your site or blog, and plug your articles extensively through social media channels.
What Channels do I Use?
As a forex affiliate marketer understanding your audience and what they are looking for can help you better determine the channels through which to approach your traffic. There is a vast number of different traffic sources you can tap into.
What you should remember as an affiliate marketer is that dominating a single platform is not enough anymore. Your leads on Facebook are not on YouTube, and those on YouTube are different to those reading the content on your website. As such, the key to your success is to repurpose your content across multiple platforms relevant to your forex audience.
Looking to become a Forex Affiliate?
Explore the opportunities of partnering with a leading broker by visiting BDSwiss’ forex Partners’ Portal . Alternatively, you may choose to complete our Affiliate Registration form directly. One of our Business Developers will contact you at a time of your convenience to strategise and create your own customised remuneration plan.
*Sources: LeadForensics Apr 25 12:30 PM GMT