Affiliate marketing. It’s all over the web. Type the term ‘affiliate marketing’ into Google and you will return roughly 16 million pages that contain that particular term. Why is it so popular? Because you can make money right off of your desktop if you do it right.
Many people read about and ask about affiliate marketing but very few really understand the intricicies of this form of marketing.
As an affiliate marketer, you sell either an individual’s or a company’s product(s). You sign up with the company, are given a text link and usually nowadays, a host of graphics, banners and articles that relate to the company/product and you then have to promote it.
There are a number of ways in which you can do this but the the bottom line is that you have to find a way to drive people to your site and then get them to click on your links. If you can get them to do this and they then go on to buy you get paid a commission. With products like e-books, this can be as much as 75% of the price. Some of these ebooks can cost $97 so 75% of that is not to be laughed at. If you only sold one a day 7 days a week…
The good thing about online affiliate marketing is you really don’t need to sell. You ‘warm up’ potential buyers. If you have a site or a blog that carries reviews of certain products the prospective customer who reads your review and likes what you have to say will then hopefully go on to purchase through your affiliate link.
Like any business there is a learning curve associated with making money online with affiliate marketing.
The internet is loaded with books and courses that purport to show you the quickest and most effective way to do this, but the best way is to research some of the free sites and purchase one or two good books on how to make money with affiliate marketing. But – and this is important- don’t buy too many though or you will end up with with information overload !
Once you have bought a couple of good quality books, stick with them and apply their teachings consistently. Only then will you start to see money coming in.