The Power of Affiliate Marketingby Christopher Clayton
Thereâ€™s no doubt that making money with affiliate programs is probably one of the basis aspects of making money online there is. Though itâ€™s not always a bowl of cherries for everybody, primarily those who go in not knowing what to do, itâ€™s probably one of the best and cheapest ways in the world to make money period.
The sheer fact that thereâ€™s no overhead, you can start very inexpensively - if not free - and that you can be up and running within hour is an amazing thing. Affiliate marketing everyday people - from high school kids to retiree, and everything in between - very wealthy within a relatively short time frame.
Let me explain exactly what an affiliate is. Very simply, when youâ€™re for a product, youâ€™ve been given the right to promote that product for a commission - piece of the action.
So letâ€™s suppose that youâ€™re promoting and eBook on having a wedding on a tight budget. And the product cost $40.00. Hopefully, youâ€™ll be getting at least 50% commission (that is usually minimum) each time you make a sale. Youâ€™ll make a quick $20 each time someone buys through your link.
How do they know youâ€™re one who sent the customer their way?
Youâ€™ll be assigned you own affiliate link (a special code in the URL) for you to promote. Itâ€™s really very simple, and all of the backstage stuff happens without you having to do a thing. You drive traffic to their landing page via your ling, they convert the sale, and you get paid.
Though in theory it sounds very simple, there is a bit to learn when it comes to affiliate marketing and youâ€™re not just going to be able to jump right in without doing some homework first.
Donâ€™t Make the Usual Affiliate Marketing Mistake
Most people will tell you to go about affiliate marketing backwards. Theyâ€™ll tell you to go to one of the affiliate market managers suck as ClickBank and pick out a good product to promote.
They tell you to pick something that youâ€™re interested in. However, what they donâ€™t tell you is the key component that constitutes a good product. Iâ€™m going to tell you right now.
Choose a product that there is a market for. Plain and simple. I would advise that before you even go and find an affiliate product, you should first find out what it is that people are searching for, and then go find a product to match that need, filling it by promoting through your link.
Thereâ€™s no easier way than to feed a hungry crowd. Find keywords that people are looking for. This way, you donâ€™t have to come out of the gate, hoping that people will want to buy the product youâ€™re promoting.
You can just put it in front of them and a certain amount of those people should buy assuming that you choose the right product.
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