Affiliate Marketing is a process of selling other people’s or company’s products and earning a commission on each sell. Marketer can choose product from a wide range of selection, promote it to others, makes a sell, when people buy a product then earn cash. Every promoter can earn a smart percentage or commission based on their sells and in simple word this is how affiliate marketing works.
Based on the information provided by Wikipedia, “The concept of affiliate marketing on the Internet was conceived of, put into practice and patented by William J. Tobin, the founder of PC Flowers & Gifts. Launched on the Prodigy Network in 1989, PC Flowers & Gifts remained on the service until 1996. By 1993, PC Flowers & Gifts generated sales in excess of $6 million per year on the Prodigy service. In 1998, PC Flowers and Gifts developed the business model of paying a commission on sales to the Prodigy Network.”
In affiliate marketing you don’t need the ability to create or produce your own product; you just need a platform to sell other products as an affiliate. You as a seller can earn commission, the company sells their products and the buyers get their desired products with your help. From all online money making ways affiliate marketing is a smart way of making lots of money.
Choose the right Affiliate Program:
Lot of companies promoting their products for affiliate marketers to sell. You don’t need any kind of sign up fees to get started with. Just think about your interests and hobbies then select products or services related to your interests. It will help you to promote the product as your own. There are lots of ways to sell products such as blogging, email marketing, social media marketing etc.
Before get registered with any affiliate services read the program details, their term and conditions, policies, payment systems etc. When I first started affiliate marketing – I joined every affiliate programs I found and after some days I understood that it was a terrible mistake. It’s better to search and find out something that you can describe well to your targeted buyer.
Ask yourself what type of product or service will be best and easier for you to promote, how you can easily convince your audience. Do some research, prepare some promoting materials such as articles, email letter etc. Not only physical products, some e-products and services like web hosting, e-books, poker, games, link building, friend findings and lots of other programs are available.
If you decided to sell your products with your website, you must write some quality and helpful articles which can earn readers trust. Write attractive reviews about the product which makes your readers to buy. It’s easy to write an interesting and professional review on any product if you are a user of that product. You need to convince your readers to a buyer. He / she will pay the company to buy a product following your recommendations. Think what you would do if you were the readers. Without getting pure satisfaction nobody will buy anything on your recommendation.
Sign up with an Affiliate Network:
After choosing the best program for you just go to their website and get register or signup for an affiliate account. It’s all about the money, so always provide the correct and details information about you, provide correct mail address and bank information. After signed up they will provide you some HTML code containing the links for each different product (these link includes your affiliate tracker ID). These links can be a text link ads or a banner ads.
All you need is just place those HTML code into a suitable place in your site on email. When people will buy something clicking on the link you will get your commission automatically. Your affiliate network will handle these by your browser cookies. Just think and try to apply some different methods to increase your affiliate sells. More trusts, more traffic makes more sell, this is the natural theory. The main basic thing needs for online marketing is creativity and patience. Lots of free resources are available on the internet to increase sells.
Some popular affiliate marketing network on the internet are Amazon associate, eBay, Google affiliate, Commission Junction (CJ), LinkShare, ClickBank, ShareASell. These are market leaders offering various products and services to promote. Sign up with these sites and find lots of product. Thousands of personal blogs and sites are engaged with these affiliate systems. Before sign up read details about the system and start earning today.
Best of LUCK!