The Internet is home to many affiliate marketing programs. Some of them are free, others require a sign up fee. Affiliate marketing networks like PayPal, Link Share and Commission Junction are all popular. I use all three and they all pay well, so why not use them? The reason is simple really:
Affiliate marketing networks are another way for an affiliate marketer to make money online. The idea behind this is that you market other people s products, usually through an affiliate marketing network, and then make a commission when people actually turn around and order thanks to your promotion. Usually it’s based on revenue share. If you own a good product already and wish to sell even more, you could offer distributors a financial reward through an affiliate network. They, in turn, would provide you with advertising and other promotions in return for you promoting their merchants products.
One of the advantages of affiliate marketing networks is that it can be a very low risk way to get started in affiliate marketing, because you don’t have to worry about creating your own product. All you need is to find a merchant that provides a good affiliate program, collect leads, send sales messages and keep track of all of it. And once you’ve become a part of an affiliate marketing network you don’t need to worry about inventory, customer service, order processing, shipping, customer support, etc., which is nice because many people think affiliate marketing is easy. So as you can see getting started with affiliate marketing can be very affordable once you know the basics.
But here’s the catch: you need an affiliate marketing guide that can help show you how to promote a merchant’s products and get results. And not just any affiliate marketing guide – you need a resource guide that takes into account ALL aspects of affiliate marketing. That means finding the right merchant, choosing a product to promote, and knowing the best ways to market that product. A resource guide will include:
Step one: In this affiliate marketing guide we will cover the basics of how to get started with affiliate marketing. You should know, or at least understand, the basics of search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, blogging and webinars. But remember that none of these tools can create a website. You will need to use hosting to get your site online. And you will need to register a domain name and hosting for your webinar.
Step two: Now that you know the basics you want to learn how to use these tools to create a passive income from home. We’ll discuss creating a webinar, promoting affiliate marketing networks, creating a newsletter and even marketing through social media. This part may seem tedious but it will be very rewarding when you start seeing results. You will have to choose a topic that will sell. You will want to promote products that you yourself would purchase so that you are promoting quality products and building your own clientele.
Step four: Once you’ve chosen a niche and decided on a product you need to promote you must get started building your list. You should think of it as a kind of business relationship. You want to build a relationship with your list so they will trust you and buy your affiliate products when you recommend them to their friends.
Step five: Now you need to promote your merchant and get started making money. One way to do this is to use affiliate marketing networks. Some of these networks will pay you commissions for referring customers to the merchant. The higher your referrals the higher your commissions and the more customers you will get.