Friday, September 2, 2011

Affiliate Marketing - A Great Work At Home Job

Affiliate marketing is when you have a website that you create and put a link on your site and then generate targeted traffic to it. When you sell a product,  you get a commission on each and every sale.  You don’t have to own the product you sell.

You will have a partnership with the product owner and what you are doing as an affiliate, you are helping that product creator to sell his product. To sell the product effectively you will have to come up with creative ways to get a prospective buyer to come to your website. 

Here’s an example of how affiliate marketing works...

You the affiliate decide to sell a popular product. It can be tangible products like toys, cosmetics or electronics or you can sell an info product.  You would sign up for free at an affiliate network like Commission Junction or Clickbank then you would look up a particular merchant who sells this product. You would apply to become an affiliate for that merchant, get approved and then get a link to put on your website. 

On Clickbank it is a little bit different. Here is an example of how that works...

Go to Clickbank and sign up for free. You don't have to apply to the merchant you would just simply find a merchant that sells a product that relates to the niche that you have your website about.

Like for example lets say your website is all about how to cure insomnia, and you want to sell an information product about how to do that. You would find an e-book about how to cure insomnia and click “get hop link,” which incorporates your own unique Clickbank ID into the URL.  Then take the new URL and include it somewhere in your post.  When someone reads the post and they click through to the sales page and buy it, you get the affiliate commission – usually 50-80% of the price of the product.

Affiliate marketing takes creativity, patience and perseverance, but once you start creating interesting and fun websites for your perspective buyers you will make unlimited amounts of money by being an affiliate. 

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