How To Earn Money Online Selling Other People's Products
It's called affiliate marketing, and in case you haven't come across affiliate marketing before as a way of making money online, here is what it is all about, followed by tips for how affiliates make money successfully.
And discover at the bottom of this page how to get over 100 FREE online lessons in affiliate marketing...
Affiliate marketing is all about sending online visitors to other people's/companies websites (yes, really, you don't need your own website!) and then getting paid a commission by that affiliate company if that visitor you sent buys a product.
It could be an information product, software or physical products.
In her down-to-earth, sincere and often humorous style, Rosalind Gardner guides you through the entire process of building an affiliate marketing business on the ‘Net. In 220+ pages, and more than 68,000 words, you’ll learn how to pick the best programs, negotiate a commission raise and save time, money and effort on everything from affiliate software to web hosting.
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4 Main Advantages Of Being an Affiliate.
Here are 4 of the main advantages:
How to earn money online as an affiliate
This website gives you excellent video lessons in how do do affiliate marketing successfully.
Let's take a look at how affiliates earn money. First of all, not all companies or websites use affiliates. Amazon is one example of a company that has an affiliate program. The ones that do will promote the fact they have an affiliate program. Check the small print at the bottom of the home page as they sometimes tuck it out the way there!
How to earn money online as an affiliate:
You usually join for free and the affiliate company supplies you with links with a special code embedded in it that is unique to you for any product you want to promote so they can track sales that result from your efforts.
They may also supply you with banners, articles and email templates which you can use in your affiliate marketing efforts.
They will usually enable you to track how many clicks you have achieved for each product you promote, and how many sales have resulted from those clicks.
Typical affiliate money commissions range from 5% to 75%.
The money is usually paid via paypal or direct into your bank account, depending on what options you have agreed with the affiliate company.
With commissions at a maximum of around 75% with some companies, you can see how you could make a substantial income when you make affiliate money.
There are also companies like CJ.com and Clickbank who host many affiliate companies, so that you can find them all in one place. CJ do physical products and Clickbank specialise in digital information.
Your main role if you want to make affiliate money in large amounts is to send plenty of people to the affiliate companies' website & products.
How do you send lots of visitors to the affiliate website? Here are 6 top ways...
6 Ways To Send Lots Of Visitors To The Affiliate Site
- You could create videos about the subject/product you are promoting that you upload to YouTube (put your affiliate money link at the end of the video and ideally shorten the link using a company like Bitly)
- Write useful articles relevant to the product you are promoting eg. Golf equipment or How to play the guitar and upload them to an article site or answer site like Quora or Reditt
- Create a relevant blog or website about your chosen subject and put affiliate links and banners on your site
- Create a facebook page and promote on there (again, shorten the affiliate money links using Bitly)
- Make a Pinterest board that promotes the product
- Run an online ad campaign with a company like Google Ads or Bing or Facebook for instant traffic (this is the fastest but costliest method)
I go into full details about all these traffic methods on my '8 best ways to get website traffic' page and my Social Media marketing page.
The most important part of affiliate make money marketing is to master the art of online targeted traffic as without that you won't earn enough, so I am sure (hope!) you will find my traffic page helpful.
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