In this post, you’ll learn exactly how to sell CBD oil online for a chance to earn some nice side income or even create your own full time online business.
We’ll cover topics such as how to...
- Find CBD oil affiliate programs.
- Make a website to promote those offers.
- Bring targeted traffic that's ready to buy to that website.
When you're done reading this post not only will you know how to sell CBD oil online, but also how to create a solid online marketing system that works with any offer or product online.
What do You Know about CBD Oil?
Before we talk about how to make money selling CBD oil, it's best if we clear the air about some issues. CBD oil or Cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis plants, and it has been proven to improve a wide range of health issues. Currently, there is one FDA approved cannabis drug called Epidoloex in the United States, a drug used to treat seizures.
Can You Get High on CBD Oil?
When most people hear about CBD oil they assume it has psychoactive ingredients that make you high because it is extracted from cannabis. CBD oil is extracted from hemp, and hemp doesn't have nearly enough THC content to make you feel high. Hemp is a category of cannabis that has 0.3% or less THC levels.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant in the cannabis family that's harvest mainly for industrial uses. The fibers derived from the plant have been used since ancient times, and only recently started to take off again. It's one of the most versatile resources out there, and it has been used in a wide range of industries, from clothing to building materials.
When it comes down to it, CBD oil is much like any other plant-based oil, like olive flax-seed, or soy bean oil. The only difference is CBD oil is controversial because it's from the same plant as marijuana, which is classified as a drug in most countries.
But let's get back on topic.
Understand Your State Laws:
Since CBD oil is derived from the same plant that the drug marijuana comes from, on a federal level, CBD oil is still illegal. In other words, international trade is illegal and would be considered drug trafficking!
On the other hand, most states have approved the use and sell of the product, and it's quickly becoming a booming industry, hence why you're interested in selling CBD oil online. Before getting into the business, make sure to research the trade laws regarding this product. Currently, CBD oil is legal in 30 states.
That being said, if you're not directly selling CBD oil but promoting it for commissions through affiliate marketing, then you shouldn't have to worry about this issue. It's the supplier that has to watch who they sell and deliver to, so that's one of the many benefits to running a CBD oil and accessory business using affiliate marketing
Now that we got that out of the way, let's move on to the money-making steps.
Find a Good CBD Oil Affiliate Partner:
If you're a regular reader, chances are you know we highly recommend affiliate marketing as a way to make money online. The truth is most companies that have a product or service have an affiliate program too, and there are many affiliate programs in the CBD oil industry.
The reason we'll look for an affiliate program is because it's an easy way to make money promoting what you love, without having to create an actual product. So unless you can manufacture and brand your own CBD oil, finding a CBD oil affiliate program is your best option.
The Bigger Picture Here...
Our goal is to find a good CBD affiliate program, one that has decent commission rates and pays often, and then do your best to promote that offer. We'll be promoting offers through a simple website, which we can set up in a few minutes. But let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
A simple Google search reveals some excellent CBD oil affiliate programs, one of which is a company called Joy Organics. Their affiliate program pays 25% commissions, two times a month, with a 60 day tracking cookie.
As with any market, there will always be some sketchy looking companies and downright scams. Not to mention the pyramid schemes that have infiltrated practically every industry these days.
Wait a Minute!
Promoting a MLM Company is NOT a good idea.
When researching CBD oil affiliate programs, avoid any companies that require you to pay a fee or purchase a package. These are most likely multi-level marketing companies, which are essentially pyramid schemes. The link above explains why promoting a multi level marketing company is not the best idea.
Take your time researching CBD oil affiliate programs, it's what will bring in the cash. Group together a handful of offers and products (3-5 different affiliates will do the trick), and narrow it down from there. Besides Joy Organics, here are some more examples:
Once you have a couple decent programs, we can move on to the next step in the business. Now that we have something to promote, we need to figure out how to promote the offer to people who are interested in it. To do that, we need to do some keyword research.
Discovering What People Want Online...
If you're already a bit familiar with online marketing there's a good chance you have heard about keyword research. If you haven't, no big deal. It's essentially how we find topics people are googling for on a daily basis.
Keyword research also makes it easy to rank in Google and other search engines and allows you to get your sales promotions in front of those looking to buy.
The problem is most people don't have a practical way to find decent keywords, and most likely you're not sure where to start. No worries, we'll show you a few easy ways to discover what people are searching for online, and how to get your offer in front of those people.
The Big Picture:
Our goal is to write articles based on keywords, and then use those articles to promote the CBD oil affiliate programs we found earlier.
Keep in mind, the below tips barely scratch the surface of proper keyword research (and optimizing your site so search engines find your site right away). If you want exact step-to-step tutorials, I suggest checking out my favorite training center. Ten free lessons are included.
Let's move on.
1. Use a Keyword Research Tool:
There are hundreds of keyword research tools out there, and each company claims to have the best one. As far as keyword research tools go, I have found Jaaxy to be quite helpful at finding keywords with decent stats that are easy to rank. To me, it's the most 'make sense' keyword research tool out there. To read more about it, check out my Jaaxy review.
2. Use Google's Search Suggestions:
If you're not ready to drop cash on a keyword research tool, there are a few free alternatives for you. Google won't reveal the actual search volume of queries but it will give you some hints as to the popularity of that query.
For example, Google's search autocomplete feature. When you start typing a phrase into Google, Google will try to predict what you're searching for, based on what other people have searched for.
By using what we call the "Alphabet Soup Technique", essentially running through the alphabet, we can see what Google populates for specific keyword phrases.
In other words, if you see the same phrase popping up in the autocomplete section, there's a good chance a lot of people are searching for that phrase. As I mentioned, it won't show the actual numbers, but it points you in the right direction.
3. Watch Google Trends:
Google Trends is another free tool that can help with your keyword research. Basically, it shows you how certain search terms are trending over time. What you're looking for is a clear upwards trajectory. But that's not all.
Google Trends also shows you which geographical regions generate the most search volume for that term, as well as related queries and topics. Very useful for keyword research.
With Google Trends and search autocomplete you can quickly come up with some ideas for articles. The keyword research tools will reveal your competition and expected search volume.
Next: Build an Online Store:
If you want to sell CBD oil online than you'll need a website. An online business is much like a puzzle, it's a matter of finding where the pieces fit, and putting them together.
If you have been following this article, now you have two main pieces of the puzzle, something to promote, and a series of keywords to target.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Well, now we need a platform to build on. We're going to make a website. If you never made a website before, you probably just had a minor panic attack.
Relax, we don't need to write thousands of lines of code. You'll be using a click-based website builder. Luckily for us, there's a really handy site-builder inside my favorite online training center, and you can use it to build a website in a matter of minutes.
It might take awhile for you to pick a theme and input your website's name and details, so take your time with it. Most of the settings can be changed later too, so there's no need to stress out over the details.
(How to Make Money Selling CBD Oil Online)
Now you can see the pieces are finally starting to come together, but there are still some pieces missing from this puzzle. What comes next is content creation, where our keywords will be used to craft content.
How to Sell CBD Oil on Your Website:
Now the fun begins. We'll be writing content with the purpose of educating people while at the same time promoting our CBD oil affiliate programs.
The goal is to write extremely informative articles that target specific keywords. If you write the absolute best content you can, Google will rank your posts high in search results, and that will lead to a nice stream of traffic.
(Of course, many other factors come into play, but writing a good article that thoroughly covers your subject is the best place to start.)
Here are some examples of content templates to sell CBD oil:
- Review CBD Oil Products - Recommend Your Favorite
- Create CBD Oil Recipes, Share Them on Your Website
- Write Resource Guides on How to Find the Best CBD Oil
- Answer Common Questions About CBD Oil
- And much more.
When it comes to content and ranking in Google, it's best to not expect instant results. It takes a bit of time because you need to proved search engines like Google with enough content that they can categorize and rank your site based on the value your site provides the user.
Most of the time, it will take a couple months for your articles to appear in search engine results, at least at a permanent position. That might sound like a waste of time. I like to think of my articles as seeds for the future.
When published, they're not much, but over time they'll grow into a tree that continues to produce results. Get a few of those trees, and soon enough you'll have a forest.
This Is Just a Taste:
Did you find this article informative? Does the idea of selling CBD oil online seem closer to reality than it was when you searched for this term? Well, what we learned today was just a taste of what you can do with the right training material.
I learned how to generate a full time income from home using a supportive community and awesome educational system called Wealthy Affiliate. It's my favorite training center and it covers all of these topics, and many more, in much more detail. It offers structured lessons that you can mark as complete, as you progress with the course.
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If you do choose to become a premium member you will have access to a host of more features, including free website hosting with support for 50 websites.
Pretty cool, right?
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