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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing: How Does It Work?

Affiliate Marketing is one of many ways to make money online.

It allows you the opportunity to earn money without having your own product.

Your goal as an affiliate marketer is to find products that people are looking for to solve a problem they may be having.

You find the product and then figure out a way to put that product in front of an interested buyer or vice versa.

You are then rewarded for your efforts in the form of a commission by the company whose product you sold.

For this reason affiliate marketing is probably one of the quickest and cheapest ways to start making money online.

You simply link the buyer with the seller and take a commission on the sale.

How does Affiliate Marketing Work?

As an affiliate marketer you want to find companies that offer affiliate programs.

When you have found the right company you can then join as an affiliate and they will provide you with an affiliate code to promote their products.

Once approved, most programs will offer you resources to promote their products in the form of links, banners, and email swipes to start referring traffic to the product site for a potential purchase.

All this can be tracked through your id or software to keep track of the numbers, i.e. clicks, sales, commission stats, etc.

Also, products do not always need to be sold to necessarily make a commission.

For instance, there are payment terms such as:

Pay Per Sale: With this program every time you make a sale you get paid a certain percentage of the sale price once the sale is completed.

Pay Per Click: With this program you get paid every time a visitor clicks on the link and gets redirected to the merchant site from your site whether a sale is made or not.

Pay Per Lead: With this program you get paid whenever a visitor provides their contact information to the merchant site by filling out a simple form.

Why Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is one of the quickest and best ways to earn your first dollar online if you learn how to do it correctly.

There’s not a lot of overhead and you only need a few things to get your business started.

A few key items you will need include: hosting, a website, and an autoresponder.

With these three things you can set up your business within a day and be on your way to making your first bit of money online.

With hosting and a website you can learn how to build lead capture pages to gather a database of leads in your autoresponder.

You then follow up with those leads, providing them with information on your affiliate product and why they should buy.

You do this by creating a series of emails in your autoresponder that persuade the lead to purchase the product you are offering to be a solution to their problem.

This is a very effective way to sell affiliate products and gain customers for a long period of time.

You do not just want to send traffic to your affiliate link because if they purchase you have no way of selling to then again and you also have no way of building a relationship with your customer base.

Studies have shown that most people usually do not buy until seeing your product or service after at least 5 times.

Make sure that you are selecting quality products and providing loads of information as to why it will benefit the customer.

The program that you choose should have loads of tools for your success.

Learn how to capitalize on those tools and use them to your advantage.

Affiliate marketing is not easy, but is definitely a good way to get a legitimate online business started.

Do your research and take action.

Best Wishes!