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Making Money With Affiliate Marketing - An Easy Life?

Jun 9, 2008
Need to know more about making money with affiliate marketing and what it really entails? Maybe you're looking for an alternative income source or you just need more cash.

Affiliate Marketing may be the solution. Making money with affiliate marketing is hardly a new activity, it's actually been around for some time but the internet has made it more popular. All programs that allow folk to sign up as agents working only for commissions are really affiliate programs. Ladies will be familiar with the Avon program for instance.

Affiliate marketing is simply the practice of introducing a customer to a product or service, which someone else sells, in return for a percentage of the sale value or a payment of some kind, if that introduction results in a sale.

There are variations such as a fixed dollar amount in return for introducing customers who have perhaps asked for more information even if no sale has yet occurred, these are known as "per lead" programs.

The reasons one might decide to try affiliate marketing vary, among them;

The chance to make money without a fixed employment contract

The ability to choose the hours you work

The potential high earnings if you are successful

The ability to promote several different affiliate programs at once

There are more reasons for online affiliates, like the absence of face to face selling, a turnoff for many and, of course, the lack of commuting to work!

Don't however be fooled into thinking it is as easy as some promoters make it sound. To be really successful you need some expertise and a even a little luck. Knowing which products to promote to what audiences and how best to promote them takes time to learn though there are many affiliates who have just picked it up as they went. Those affiliates probably spent longer on the path to affiliate success than they needed to!

There are lots of programs to choose from. Clickbank for example offers a huge number of download-able products with high percentage commissions while physical goods can be marketed for smaller percentage commissions but large dollars in payouts, through Commission Junction and others.

Learning how to pick the right programs for you and how to approach your promotion is easy if you have someone to show you how.

If you don't have a mentor with lots of time on his hands I absolutely recommend you join a program like Wealthy Affiliate. Resources like this have tutorials, case studies and more.

The Wealthy Affiliate program also provides everything from the ability to build and host websites easily and free of charge to the most valuable aspect for me, the discussion forum. You can ask anything related to affiliate marketing and you're bound to find the help you need in next to no time.

There are many successful affiliates who earn thousands of dollars a day and many who earn a whole heap less. one common trait in the super affiliates is their focus on markets rather than products. In other words they find a market hungry for a product or solution to a problem, then they find a suitable product for that market.

Of course you might be happy enough just earning a little extra spending money by marketing something that just happens to appeal to you, maybe your love of fishing means you know enough to market some lures, no problem its up to you as to how lrge or little you want your affiliate income to be.
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